Over the past few months, GENERAL HOSPITAL fans have been rocked by one revelation after another, from Jason’s death to A.J.’s return… and of course, the moment when Duke ripped off that rubber mask to reveal that he was actually Faison in disguise. And the man who has been behind all of those shocking twists is Ron Carlivati, the show’s head writer who, along with executive producer Frank Valentini, came on board the troubled show shortly after ABC had axed its only other sudsers, ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE.
This week, Richard M. Simms — executive editor of Soaps In Depth magazine and regular contributor to this site — had a chance to speak with Carlivati in depth. Among the topics covered: The problems with spoilers, how ABC gathers fan feedback, the possibility of more OLTL characters joining GH (including Blair and Natalie), and a preview of next week’s episodes in which the death of longtime Quartermaine patriarch Edward (whose portrayer, John Ingle, died this fall) is finally dealt with.
To listen to the entire interview, click here.