— General Hospital is losing another cast member. Robert Palmer Watkins, who assumed the role of Dillon Quartermaine in 2015, has been released from the show. The news was first reported by Daytime Confidential on Thursday, August 17. The actor was initially supposed to take a month off to film the indie flick Last Three Days.
— RobertPalmerWatkins (@Robertpwatkins) August 19, 2017
Watkins shared a video with fans across social media to thank for their support on Friday (August 18). “This was not my decision to leave the show, but I’m so grateful for the time that I’ve had on General Hospital. It’s been an amazing opportunity. I’ve learned so much.”
We had the opportunity to chat with Watkins last summer where he shared his excitement for playing a Quartermaine and acting opposite Jane Elliot (ex-Tracy). It’ll be a shame to see him leave. Many soap fans were quick to hope he could be cast on The Young and the Restless as a new Kyle Abbott or on Days of our Lives as one of Justin and Adrienne’s boys.
— This week on General Hospital (City/ABC): GH is pre-empted in most ABC markets for news coverage on the eclipse. On City TV and in other U.S. time zones, a repeat of the July 25 episode will air — the episode where Sam (Kelly Monaco) confronted Sonny (Maurice Benard). On Tuesday (August 22), Sam makes a decision. Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) and Carly (Laura Wright) find common ground. Valerie (Brytni Sarpy) has a surprising blind date. Franco (Roger Howarth) asks Ava (Maura West) for a favour. Anna (Finola Hughes) seeks answers.
On Wednesday (August 23), Carly receives shocking news. Rudge (David Lee) testifies against Julian (William deVry). Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) is intrigued by Franco’s paintings. Ned (Wally Kurth) puts pressure on Alexis. Sonny and Jason (Billy Miller) explain their actions. Scott (Kin Shriner) clashes with Julian on Thursday (August 24). Anna seeks Finn’s (Michael Easton) help. Nina (Michelle Stafford) is moved by Charlotte’s (Scarlett Fernandez) story. Carly lashes out at Jason. Sam worries about her future.
Griffin (Matt Cohen) jumps to Ava’s defense on Friday (August 25). Nina’s plans are interrupted. Ned makes a deal with Michael (Chad Duel). The judge reaches a verdict in Julian’s trial. Kiki (Hayley Erin) and Dillon (Robert Palmer Watkins) take stock of their relationship. Coming up: Valerie helps Kristina (Lexie Ainsworth) with her love life.
— Rome Flynn is set to exit The Bold and the Beautiful this fall. The actor joined the soap as Zende Forrester Dominguez in 2015.
The actor posted his goodbye message to fans on Twitter on Thursday (August 17) where he thanked Brad Bell (the show’s executive producer and headwriter) for “taking a chance on this ambitious young kid and giving me more responsibility than I knew I could take on.” Flynn also thanked the fans across the world for “embracing” him as Zende, noting that the role has been “one of the most fulfilling experiences” of his life. Flynn also highlighted his co-star Reign Edwards (Nicole), “You’re such a joy to have worked with and an amazing talent.”
Look for Flynn to appear on the OWN drama series The Haves and the Have Nots” sometime in 2018. As for the role of Zende, the show recently issued a casting call for a 22 to 24-year-old black male, who could serve as a potential recast.
— This week on The Bold and the Beautiful (CTV Two/CBS): Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) questions Eric’s (John McCook) decision to help Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) on Monday (August 21). Katie (Heather Tom) and Wyatt (Darin Brooks) take their relationship to the next level. Brooke grills James (Ian Buchanan) about his medical decision regarding Sheila on Tuesday (August 22). Katie and Wyatt advance their relationship while attempting to keep their secret from Bill (Don Diamont).
On Wednesday (August 23), Bill fumes when he realizes that Liam (Scott Clifton) and Jarrett (Andrew Collins) may not be on the same side regarding the Spectra Show. The launch of Sally’s (Courtney Hope) first solo preview provides the added excitement of an electrical fire. On Thursday (August 24), Brooke and Ivy (Ashleigh Brewer) attempt to get answers from Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) about Thomas (Pierson Fodé) being in New York. Bill tells Liam what he wants to hear before ordering Justin (Aaron D. Spears) to take care of business and comes up with a Plan B.
Sally has a revealing conversation with Thomas before the start of her show on Friday (August 25). Bill unleashes his devious plan to build his skyscraper at the expense of Spectra Fashions. Coming up: Quinn (Rena Sofer) discovers one of Sheila’s secrets.
— CBS has decided to pre-empt The Young and the Restless on Monday, August 21, due to eclipse news coverage. While Friday’s day-ahead Canadian episode did not air on certain Global stations, it was posted online at GlobalTV.com and On Demand. Global will broadcast the following episode on television Monday (with it airing on CBS on Tuesday): Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) is surprised to find Abby (Melissa Ordway) moving into the tack house on the Newman Ranch. Victoria (Amelia Heinle) confronts Hilary (Mishael Morgan). Billy (Jason Thompson) catches up with Dina (Marla Adams).
On Tuesday (August 22), Victor (Eric Braeden) solidifies an alliance. Sharon (Sharon Case) chases a lead on Crystal (Morgan Obenreder). Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) sets the record straight with Nick (Joshua Morrow). Tessa’s (Cait Fairbanks) plan backfires on Wednesday (August 23). Hilary distracts Devon (Bryton James). Cane (Daniel Goddard) interrupts a warm moment between Lily (Christel Khalil) and Jordan (Darnell Kirkwood).
— Young & The Restless (@YRInsider) August 12, 2017
On Thursday (August 24), Billy takes advantage of an opportunity thanks to Dina. Abby asks Victor about her mother’s past. Nick is surprised by Faith’s behaviour. Jack wants Phyllis (Gina Tognoni) to play dirty on Friday (August 25). Cane and Juliet (Laur Allen) get closer when concern arises for their unborn child.
— This week on Days of our Lives (Global/NBC): Chad (Billy Flynn) proposes to Abigail (Marci Miller) on Monday (August 21). Bonnie (Judi Evans) grows nervous when Steve pays “Adrienne” a visit on Tuesday (August 22).
Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) and Abigail are concerned when Lucas (Bryan Dattilo) shows up drunk on Wednesday (August 23). Then on Thursday (August 24), Bonnie and Lucas make love!
On Friday (August 25), John (Drake Hogestyn) and Marlena (Deidre Hall) realize that Hattie (also Deidre Hall) must be working with someone. An unexpected death shakes things up. Coming up: Andre (Thaao Penghlis) crosses paths with Hattie.