Social media came alive this weekend with the news that Billy Miller is most likely leaving General Hospital and the role of Drew Cain. This can mean a lot for the small soap opera world.
According to TV Source, they’ve received word that Miller has decided to exit the soap he’s called home for nearly five years. Some fans are devastated by the rumor, while others see that it makes sense.
Miller signed on to play Jason Morgan and he did for about two years, after first playing an amnesiac Jason. Then, Original Recipe Jason, Steve Burton returned, and it turned out Miller’s character wasn’t Jason at all. He was his twin brother, Andrew Cain.
Due to Drew’s plastic surgery after first arriving in Port Charles and getting run over by a car, he didn’t look at all like the actual Jason, his identical twin.
Since Burton returned, Miller’s Cain has been lingering in storyline limbo. The triangle between him, Jason, and Kelly Monaco’s Sam fizzled out when the writers had Sam decide to divorce Drew within months of Jason’s return.
The cast of Drew’s memories was but on the WAY back burner as he has them on a flash drive, but doesn’t want to lose his new memories. So, lately, all Drew has done was watch the son he never knew die and comfort Kim.
Perhaps the character has run his course on the show. And, as expected, this rumor has fans wondering if Miller will make his way back to his Emmy-winning role as Billy Abbott on The Young and the Restless.
Currently, GH alum Jason Thompson plays Billy, but YR has shown if an original actor wants to return, they will quickly make that happen, as in the case of Gina Tognoni being let go as Phyllis for Michelle Stafford’s comeback starting Monday.
Would this then mean Thompson would return to GH as Dr. Patrick Drake? Might Robin return with him on a more full-time basis?
If this rumor of Miller’s GH departure is true, it can have a ripple effect between two soaps that always seem to be in a casting competition.