I've been thinking a lot about the Rebecca Herbst news and got to thinking. Geesh, what a boon of buzz for the show. Announce a popular actress is leaving, get the fans in an uproar, get the calls, letters and petitions going. Say it's a "must see for the summer" storyline in the press release. Ergo, she's not leaving immediately (ie: there's hope)-- and people will watch to see what's going to happen to one of their fave characters/actresses.
Enter brilliantly-evil PR person who thinks this is a win-win!! First of all, if RH goes, the plan steps ahead and they save a good chunk of change. (and the ratings boon the buzz is getting). If they decide to KEEP her, they look like the good guys, "listening to the fans" -- and people watch even MORE to see how the story goes.
Why am I suspicious? They pulled similar stuff with VI On AMC not too long ago--and it also seems fishy Becky's taping so long after her termination was announced. I've just got the radar up. Either way, it can't be too bad for GH when everyone on the net is blabbin' about this and even the stars of the show are tweeting.
Do I think anyone is in on this but some Wizard behind the curtain? No..the actors and Becky herself are too stunned for that to be true. I just don't trust this at the moment. Of course, this could be just an "innocent" firing because they are total idiots and really don't care about anything but the bottom line. But ya gotta wonder.
TO BE CONTINUED...