I’m sad to hear the news that Brandon Barash will be leaving GH. I had been hoping now that Johnny seemed have to hit rock bottom the new regime would be able to do some rehabilitation. *sigh* And I admit, now that Steve is leaving, I had let my heart hope that he and Olivia would be able to somehow get back to their hotness. But alas, no.
I feel so many mixed emotions about the news of these exits. Is it a sign that the actors aren’t happy with the changes? Maybe. I’m sure no one would be happy to go from being a featured daily character to being used on more of a rotational basis. But until Kristina talked about going to Pentonville to do her community service, I had forgotten about Johnny completely. There is so much going on with the canvas that it makes sense that there isn’t room for everyone.
And can you believe it? The mob hasn’t been featured in months. MONTHS! Even the coloring of Sonny’s home has gone from dark and dreary mobster to a nice shade of green. And Maurice Bernard was wearing purple! Such a subtle change, but instead of dark, mob cave it seemed different. Or maybe it’s just me? Maybe I’m looking at it all differently now: without a blind rage.
So BB’s exit is bittersweet. I will miss him, but as with Steve Burton’s exit, I think my heart is better off not having to deal with more awful mob madness. But it does leave me with one not-so-burning question, is the final member of Port Chuck next? And how will these actors satisfy their karaoke needs now??