‘General Hospital’: Chatter Teases Drew or Valentin Exit – Who’s Leaving ‘GH’?

General Hospital spoilers reveal Drew Cain (Billy Miller) is leaving and Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) looks to be on shaky ground. But let’s be clear. The exit for Drew Cain is short term, according to official spoilers. As for JPS’s character Valentin, the stage looks shaky beneath his feet. So, is the recent chatter about an actor exiting a soap about either of these gents on the ABC sudser?

General Hospital Spoilers: Billy Miller Leaving GH is Confirmed

It is 100% confirmed that Billy Miller definitely will leave GH soon. Along with Drew Cain goes Kim Nero (Tamara Braun). The storyline set it up for these two to head off to spread their son’s ashes at Mount Kilimanjaro. By all accounts, they are gone only for a short time, but will Drew come back to Port Charles with Kim?

General Hospital spoilers remind that Billy Miller’s contract renews annually in May. This time last year, there was already confirmation mid-month that he’d inked another annual deal to stick around. So far in 2019, there’s no confirmation that he signed on for another year. So, could it be that Miller moves on and Drew Cain won’t return?

GH Has Little Storyline for Drew Cain After Oscar’s Death

The Oscar Nero (Garren Stitt) plot was surely enough to keep Drew Cain busy. Some backstage chatter is that General Hospital came up with the teen tumor story to keep Billy Miller interested. After all, he won a Daytime Emmy for his child-death storyline as Billy Abbott over on Young and the Restless.

And this might be an opportunity for Miller to nab another Emmy, but what next? He’s got no love interest as Kim is busy with Julian Jerome (William deVry) and Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco) is hot with Jason Morgan (Steve Burton). Drew sort of has a business thing going but that’s no big deal. If GH wants to keep Billy Miller around, he definitely needs a story.

James Patrick Stuart Never Meant to Stay This Long

The other potential male lead from General Hospital that might exit is James Patrick Stuart. The clock is running out on his lie to Nina Reeves (Michelle Stafford). Once she blows him up, that leaves him with little to do but give Peter August (Wes Ramsey) high fives and argue at PTA meetings over Charlotte Cassadine (Scarlett Fernandez).

Especially since Nina is already making romantic eyes at Jasper Jacks (Ingo Rademacher), it seems Valentin Cassadine is about to be out of luck. Also, the actor said in a recent interview with a soap magazine that he signed on for a 10-episode run as Valentin Cassadine then it sprung into a GH contract role that’s about to hit its three-year mark.

Who’s Leaving GH and Who’s Sticking Around?

There are some confirmed exits related to these two actors. Garren Stitt wrapped as Oscar Nero at the Nurses Ball as he “watched” Josslyn Jacks (Eden McCoy) sing their song. That was his final day, say General Hospital spoilers. He’s off to other projects. But the ABC soap features ghosts now and then. So, who’s to say we won’t see him again? For now, Drew exits to go spread his ashes.

Also, Michelle Stafford wrapped her run as Nina Reeves. She had her goodbye cake and is out the door. New-Nina Reeves Cynthia Watros, starts shooting GH scenes later this summer, so Nina will exit the screen for a few weeks. The chatter is that she could have a car crash and wind up in a coma.

More General Hospital Comings and Goings

Also, GH spoilers confirm Rebecca Budig returns as Hayden Barnes. She invades Hamilton Finn’s (Michael Easton) life. At the same time, Anna Devane exits. Finola Hughes usually takes a summer hiatus of several weeks, but a set source says she also has some health issues to deal with – this is unconfirmed, though.

But back to the General Hospital male actor exit. There is no confirmation that either are leaving, just lots of chatter and hints from sources on the set. Reportedly, showrunner Frank Valentini is wooing Billy Miller to stay but there’s no update on James Patrick Stuart’s contract status. Reportedly, the GH boss doesn’t want to lose someone else right after Michelle Stafford’s shock exit. So, wait and see what’s next on the ABC sudser.

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