The Britch has left the building! Actually, via the Port Charles pier! Today’s episode of General Hospital looks to be the last one for now for Kelly Thiebaud, who won fans and critics alike over with her multi-dimensional performance as Dr. Britt Westbourne!
Originally coming on GH to truly stir up a trouble in the romance department and more for Dr. Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson), Thiebaud’ s Britt was truly a bad girl, a very bad girl, only she ended up humanized along the way. And in her second chance on love with Nikolas Cassadine (Tyler Christopher), her deceptions caught up with her one final time as Nikolas kicked her to the curb.
With nowhere left to go, Britt was now heading out of town with her mother Liesl (Kathleen Gati)! Only on today’s airshow, things didn’t go exactly as planned. We will not get into the minutia of the final scenes to let everyone get caught up, but to suffice to say, they were emotional and you needed the hankies! Beautiful played by Thiebaud, Gati, and Nicolas Bechtel (Spencer Cassadine).
Kelly posted a very special message on Instagram today: “Hey you beautiful, awesome people! It’s been so hard reading your tweets about me leaving the show and not being able to respond. I wanted to wait till my last episode aired to say my goodbyes. And here we are … What a fun and challenging adventure it has been. It went by too fast. I decided not to resign my contract because I would like to book other roles on prime time shows and film. You have to follow your dreams right! Thank you for all the love and support. I hope you will continue to follow me onto the next adventure. I love you all – Britch!”
On Twitter, GH head writer Ron Carlivati gave Kelly a wonderful acknowledgement relating: “We are going to miss the Britch but we are going to miss
@kellythiebaud even more! Best of luck with your next chapter, Kelly! xoxo Ron“
So, what are your thoughts on the exit of Kelly Thiebaud? Let us know what you thought of her scenes on today’s airshow! Comment below as we say farewell for now to this talented gal!