No one is going to confront Goutman about any of those things as he would not agree to the interview otherwise. Much as I find Locher to be cloying, it's not as if he is an outlier. The soap press of the last 20 years has been a shambles, and helped kill the genre.
Why didn't you let Luke live happily ever after with Reid, or even Noah?
Why didn't you allow Martha Byrne to come back as Lily?
This is going to be a love fest to the core. One that'll make his interview with JFP look like he wanted to kill her.