Additional Reporting By: Shawn Brady
UPDATE: Robert Palmer Watkins just released a video statement on Twitter announcing his departure to his fans and thanking all his fellow actors, crewmembers, writers and producer at GH.
— RobertPalmerWatkins (@Robertpwatkins) August 19, 2017
Robert Palmer Watkins spoke out on his abrupt dismissal from General Hospital while he’s away from the set on a film shoot.
A Baffling Move
He responded to questions about his departure from our friend Michael Thomas at Soap Opera Intel: “[I have] no idea what’s going on. I didn’t want to leave.”
When we at Soap Cities reached out to Watkins as well to get his reaction.
“So, the viewers are speaking on Twitter. I’m feelin’ the love.” If you want to show Watkins the love, tweet using this hashtag: @KeepRPWonGH.
He admitted he’s as baffled by this out-of-the-blue move by the show as we fans are, dear Soap Cities readers!
More That Fans Can Do.. Sign! Sign! Sign!
Reaction in the soap world on Facebook has been fast and furious, denouncing the show yesterday for cutting loose a legacy Quartermaine character and much-adored actor.
In response to his shocking dismissal, several fans along with our friends at Soap Hub and our super-good friends at Soap Opera Intel have created more than one petition to convince TPTB to keep the actor on the show. Here’s one petition to save RPW and Rebecca Budig’s jobs, another to ensure RPW remains at GH, and yet another for RPW.
Stories Cut Short…For Now
Is it just us, but would you, readers, feel cheated if RPW really leaves the show, what with his romance with Kiki (Hayley Erin) just taking off and his taking on more responsibility as one of the last remaining Q’s? There is so much more of Dillon’s story to tell!
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