General Hospital (GH) spoilers divulge that legendary actor Kin Shriner (Scott Baldwin) posted on social media the enigmatic words, “Scotty’s run is done.” It didn’t take long for confused fans to start speculating what exactly these words meant – done as in done-done, or done as in see you after my vacation?
After all, plenty of daytime stars get extended time off as part of their gig. At GH alone, longtime stars Genie Francis (Laura Webber) and Finola Hughes (Anna Devane) take long vacations each year. The fans know to expect their absences and the writers write around it. Kin has been on as long as Francis, with both going back to the 80s. They deserve time off for all the years they have devoted to the show.
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At the same time Kin thanked fans for their support, which if viewed a certain way could have sounded like a goodbye. This is what he wrote: “Thanks @GeneralHospital fans for all the encouraging mentions Scotty’s run is done so heading to fla to ride Vespa around the tropics !!!!!!”
He didn’t exactly say how long he would be gone or if and when he may come back. Naturally fans began to chatter. If Kin is aware of the hubbub, he hasn’t acted to quell fans’ fears. Maybe he’s on a sand bar somewhere in Margaritaville with Jimmy Buffet?
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Cooler heads think that Shriner meant his current run is done and now he’s off to enjoy a little down time. Scotty has been a core character for decades, if he left there would be a wrap up story, a party, a reminiscence event, etc. None of that seems to be on the horizon.
Instead, a couple of his storylines have wrapped. His loved one Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati) is now back after a kidnapping, and his trial representing Nina Reeves (Cynthia Watros) ended this week. Scotty is free as a bird. Maybe he and Liesl will decide to escape the PC doldrums and sunbathe in a sunnier clime.
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What we do know is that Kin is not off the show due to noncompliance with ABC’s coronavirus vaccination mandate: He has confirmed his vaccination status via social media. Until we hear otherwise we expect to see Kin for a long time to come.
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