General Hospital Spoilers: Genie Francis Loses Contract, Laura Bumped To Recurring – GH Dumps Soap Icon

General Hospital (GH) spoilers tease that two major departures are ahead. Back when Soap Central released a blind item, GH watchers grew concerned about some fan favorites. It was revealed that some eye candy and an icon would be leaving. Ryan Paevey (Nathan) fulfills the eye candy portion of this blind item. We now know Genie Francis (Laura) is the departing icon, but it’s not a full-fledged exit.

According to Daytime Confidential, Francis was bumped to recurring. It’s a move that’s leaving many GH fans outraged. Laura was gearing up for a huge campaign in Port Charles. Plenty of viewers wanted to see Laura as PC’s next mayor! Alas, after Genie Francis was demoted to recurring status, TPTB at GH made up a quick exit so Laura’s leaving to be with injured Spencer (Nicholas Bechtel) in France. She’s withdrawing her candidacy, which means Francis won’t have any episodes for a long while.

General Hospital Spoilers: Genie Francis Loses Contract, Laura Bumped To Recurring - GH Dumps Soap Icon

Social media has been buzzing about the news of soap icon Francis losing her contract status and most of the talk blames TPTB at GH. Laura is a popular soap staple, so the demotion hasn’t gone over well. Perhaps General Hospital has some major returns in the works. They might be trying to reduce costs, but it’s a shame that Laura had to be one of the cuts.

As for Ryan Paevey, it looks like he made the decision to leave. General Hospital spoilers say Nathan will get caught in some tricky Faison (Anders Hove) drama soon. Danger is definitely looming. It’s possible that Nathan will end up dead, but GH might go for a presumed death or disappearing act instead. Those would be easier to explain if Paevey ever decides to return or they opt to recast the role.

General Hospital Spoilers: Genie Francis Loses Contract, Laura Bumped To Recurring - GH Dumps Soap Icon

Still, any exit at all is disappointing for Nathan fans. It’ll be a shame to see him go! Maxie (Kirsten Storms) will certainly have a tough time coping without Nathan by her side. Stay tuned to see how Nathan’s exit mayhem plays out.

How do you feel about Genie Francis being dropped down to recurring? Do you think that’s a bad move? What about Ryan Paevey’s upcoming exit? Will you miss Nathan? We’ll give you updates as other GH details emerge. Stay tuned to the ABC soap and don’t forget to check CDL often for the latest General Hospital spoilers, updates and news.

6 responses to “General Hospital Spoilers: Genie Francis Loses Contract, Laura Bumped To Recurring – GH Dumps Soap Icon”

  1. […] General Hospital Spoilers: Genie Francis Loses Contract, Laura Bumped To Recurring – GH Dumps … General Hospital (GH) spoilers tease that two major… […]

  2. […] Hospital (GH) spoilers recently revealed that Genie Francis, who portrays Laura Collins has been bumped to recurring status. GH fans learn Laura, who has been dead set on becoming Mayor of her beloved Port Charles in an […]

  3. […] Spencer in France, so Lulu will say goodbye for now. For those GH fans who haven’t yet heard, Genie Francis has been dropped to recurring status by TPTB – and that is why she is being ushered off the canvas in such a hasty and awkward […]

  4. […] reveal that the uproar still hasn’t died down over Genie Francis’ (Laura) firing. GH chose not to renew Francis’ contract, so she’s been bumped to recurring. The show’s shipping her off to care for Spencer (Nicholas Bechtel) and fans are […]

  5. […] on Genie Francis’ (Laura) recent exit. Frank Valentini, GH’s executive producer, reportedly only wants Laura around for a handful of episodes per year. That apparently doesn’t work for Francis. Her agent told EW that if a return ever happens, the […]

  6. […] Genie Francis (Laura) was fired and has no interest in popping up for measly handful of token episodes per year. The show will have to do something with Laura’s husband. General Hospital could send Kevin off to be with her, but they might’ve opted for a more exciting exit instead. Why not reveal Kevin as his evil twin or a victim of mind control? […]