Soap Opera’s 7 Worst Character Exits
No soap opera fan likes seeing their favorite actor or actress leave a show because this often means their character goes out the door with them, but character exits are a natural part of daytime drama life. Some characters simply move to another town, others go to prison, and sadly some die. There are great character exits and then there those that can be epic fails. As such, below is a list of the seven worst soap opera character exits.
7. GH’s Luke Spencer
Luke Spencer had been a pivotal part of General Hospital (GH) storylines for well over three decades. When legendary daytime drama actor Anthony Geary announced his departure from the show, fans were devastated. Luke’s exit did provide closure for the character, where he faced his past demons and decided to move on and away from Port Charles. Spencer ended up having incredible goodbye scenes with sister Bobby and daughter Lulu. Many GH’s fans felt there was a huge hole in the exit storyline with no proper goodbye to Luke’s long-time love, Laura.
6. Days’ Bo Brady
Days of Our Lives (DOOL) fans were pumped in 2015 when news spread like wildfire that Peter Reckell was reprising his Bo Brady role and returning to the soap after years of absence. But his DOOL comeback was anticlimactic. It’s true, Bo ended up saving Hope’s life and the super couple rekindled their romance, but within weeks of his return he ended up dying from a brain tumor.