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Cancelled Soaps and the Witness Protection Program


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I thought it could have been an interesting idea with any of the cancelled soaps had they used the WPP to springboard an existng character onto another soap. The way it would be set up is if said character was killed off on soap A months before the finale. However on the final episode, we learn the character is alive and given instructions and a new identiy as they are about to enter the witness protection program. Next time we see the character they are on soap B under a new name, persona and are like a new character on the show but we the audience know its all a lie. It would be interesting to see the struggles that go along with trying to maintain a lie that big as well as forming new relationships and connections under a false identity, knowing one cant reconnect with their old loved ones out of fear of bringing harm to them.

The timing is perfect for something like this to have been done with TSJ's Victor from OLTL and I think it could have been a cool scenario. I rememebr there were rumors of possibly NBC/CBS taking on ABC/CBS but that was pretty implausible. What if they just bought the rights to one character and had something like this done instead? What of any of the other past soaps? Anyone think this could have worked and been an interesting concept? Any characters/actors you think this would have been interesting with?

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I assume they might do this with Tomas. Since there's a rumor/spoiler out there that TK is going back to GH. Unless they are going to bring Lo back from the dead. Which I'd rather see.

But, it would be quite funny for Tomas to show up in PC and everyone think he's Lo at first. And, Sonny lose his crap over it! LOL.

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This is a great idea and could work in other ways too: witness protection or even characters on the run... with the prison break coming up there are lots of opportunities for established characters to flee to another town/soap. It could work for characters like Matthew, Jack, or Todd (running from the law); Tess (tho I'm not sure I'd wish Bess on any other soap); or almost any character in something like Viki's first trip to Paris, TX (just to get away). A character in hiding/on the run makes the most sense tho & has the most potential for good drama

It would have to make sense for the character and, more importantly, for the soap where the character lands.

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Yeah, I think this is a cool idea. I got a similar vibe when Alex Devane and Ian Thornhart came on the scene, it's like we all knew there was a connection there but it wasn't immediately addressed on the show. OLTL kind of did something similar with Lee Halpern

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I wouldn't mind even AMC characters being on there. If they save Robin and keep Anna, I would like to see David Hayward on the show trying to win her back. Though I want to forget the orphious project completely if they DO kill Robin then Anna will have to rely on David for that. But not killing off her HIV either.

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The fact that there's been no rumour of bringing any AMC or OLTL character to GH--even before PP makes me think ABC just doesn't care anymore.

theres actual rumors of John McBain making his way to GH

I wouldn't mind even AMC characters being on there. If they save Robin and keep Anna, I would like to see David Hayward on the show trying to win her back. Though I want to forget the orphious project completely if they DO kill Robin then Anna will have to rely on David for that. But not killing off her HIV either.

I think the hospital staff are an obvious route. I could easily see someone with no ties like Griffin or Cara making a move over to Port Charles working on a case. Frankie as well either seperated or with a recast Randi. Had Zach not been resurrected, he'd have been a good candidate for the witness protection route (but then again TK most likely wouldnt join a west coast soap)

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theres actual rumors of John McBain making his way to GH

I think the hospital staff are an obvious route. I could easily see someone with no ties like Griffin or Cara making a move over to Port Charles working on a case. Frankie as well either seperated or with a recast Randi. Had Zach not been resurrected, he'd have been a good candidate for the witness protection route (but then again TK most likely wouldnt join a west coast soap)

I love Lindsay Hartley so I am hoping she is brought on GH for some reason. She was a bad ass Mad Harriet on Smallville.

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The way it would be set up is if said character was killed off on soap A months before the finale. However on the final episode, we learn the character is alive ...

The timing is perfect for something like this to have been done with TSJ's Victor from OLTL and I think it could have been a cool scenario.

haha, speak of the devil! With the news that OLTL characters are going to GH, I think a remix of this will happen with Todd going to GH under a new identity as he goes on the run for murder. For all we know Victor is being kept somewhere over in Port Charles. Im definetly excited to see how this plays out
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