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80 November 16th, 2012 Looks Like Erik Valdez Is OUT At General Hospital!

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There are multiple reports coming fast and furious today that Erik Valdez (Trey) will soon be departing General Hospital and that he had been let-go by the ABC soap!

According to Soap Opera Digest, “Though unconfirmed by the show, GH sources tell us that Erik Valdez is out as Trey.  The actor made his debut in June as Kristina’s reality show producer, then boyfriend and was revealed to be Kate’s son (Kelly Sullivan). No word yet on his final air date.”

So what do you think of the move of letting go of Erik Valdez?  Will the show recast?  Let-go of the character all together? What do you think is the plan? And what would you prefer to see?  Erik stay? Erik go? Trey go? Let us know!

 

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  1. Jamie says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Priscilla replied

    Let hin stay. As soon as you develope an attachment to the person, you guys kill him off. Save trey with Michael’s doctor

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    brwood replied

    keep him omg i will never watch again if u get rid of him

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    storm replied

    Omg I love trey. Please keep him on. Hes so great and him and Kristina are great together. I didnt like him at first but he has became on eof my fav’s on GH. It would be a great loss to see hi, go. So PLEASE keep him on. TREY STAY!!!!!!

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  2. Holly says:

    If Erik is leaving, I hope they recast the character. I think Trey is an important character to have in the Kate/Connie storyline.

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    Iakovos replied

    I agree, Holly. Why create a long-lost child for Kate/Connie, only to have him leave town so soon? I wonder this is part of an aborted storyline that showed no long-term promise or payoff?

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    Patrick replied

    Holly – I agree as well.

    Trey is important… to Kate’s storyline…. as of late… all we’ve watched, is the horrible reveal of Connie… hiding Kate. and how she treated a confused, vulnerable, scared Trey. He finally showed us… his “acting” chops… and it took a long while… but, I’ve been waiting for Kate… and they need to do this pronto… as it get’s a little tiresome… as Connie is a little bit too much to bear… histrionic… we’re waiting for a son to be re-united with this mother… and Kate has the ability and instincts to be loving…. as she is with Sonny… who… IMO… Sonny, sans Brenda… has a compatible mate…. they click together… and it’s like… Sonny may have to think about drawing the line.. when is too much of this… too much… yeah, he’s also on meds… but…. he’s managing… and Connie is a loose cannon…. the writers need to dole out both connie and kate… Kate is much more fun to watch… she has chemistry with Sonny, Olivia, and soon to be Trey… it’s like too much connie… and not enough Kate… she radiates… and beams at Sonny.

    geez! they let go joe scully… who was just fine… with Tracy… and it was refreshing to see a father and son… relate… this would have been good for tracy and the quartermaines.

    just saying… for me… as long as they don’t mess up my main reason and biggest draw for GH… and that’s the Robin, Patrick, Emma, and mom Anna… and now… we have back, Robert. this story, is why i left Y&R… and that’s big… Oye…

    soap fans…. GH and DAYS are both, smokin’ HOT! I have no shows waiting on my DVR…. i’m watching both shows… up to date… and that’s saying something….

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    jeff replied

    I think so too there is just that dramatic element would be entertaining watching kate/connie take out her hate on her son that was the product from a rape very good material.

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  3. Jen says:

    I liked the Trey/Joe Jr./Connie/Kate storyline. I think they could have taken it some interesting places, but gave up too soon.

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  4. Monica says:

    Doesn’t say anything about the character leaving, so maybe Trey is here to stay. It’s too bad. Wish him the best.

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  5. Elizabeth Kerri Mahon says:

    The character frankly doesn’t work, and now that they’ve killed off his father, it’s time to send him off to LA or wherever. Perhaps now they’ll cast a legacy character to be Kristina’s new love interest, perhaps recast Dylan Quartermaine?

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  6. Ces says:

    I was just starting to like the actor/character because I think he had good chemistry with Kristen Alderson. if anyone needs to go it’s that Kristina recast (Who can’t act her way out of a paper bag!) .. Sonny needs a new love interest too!

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    Jamie replied

    I agree about Kristina. I don’t think she fits well with the rest of the actors. She’s not a great actor and has zero chemistry with anyone she shares the screen with. I think Erik is a good actor and I have really grown to like his character. He’s pretty easy on the eyes too!

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    Ces replied

    I agree. I was just starting to like him. Oh well … with any luck they’ll do away with Kristina and Connie next so Sonny can have a new storyline altogether with a new love interest OR put him with Alexis or bring back Brenda :)

  7. Aria says:

    So they made him likeable and now they kick him to the curve , how sad.

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  8. Marcia White says:

    I don’t see opportunity for his role to really go anywhere while Connie is the dominant personality. And the Connie-in-charge storyline is getting old quickly. Bring Kate back and then there would be a world of opportunity for Trey’s character.

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  9. Elhu says:

    I totally agree with Holly above, this character is in the middle of two pivotal storylines, so it makes no sense (to me), to let him go before the storylines (especially that of he and his mother, which realistically needs lots of time to cultivate) are played out. Maybe it will be a recast, but I personally think the actor playing the part is doing a good job. I have been watching GH for over 40 years, have been a devoted fan, and am happy with all of the returns, but not to the point where they will take over the entire canvas, so I hope the move to get rid of this actor/character is not the first in other newer faces departing. I also enjoy the way the OLTL characters have been woven into the storyline, they are all a welcome addition. I do miss Steve Burton/Jason Morgan, but understand and respect that it was his choice to leave. Long live GH and all of the soaps that remain.

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  10. Ryan says:

    Sorry to hear. He started out as a horribly annoying douche bag but I really am enjoying the character now.

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    Christine replied

    Ryan, that’s it exactly!! :-)

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    MBmomof3 replied

    agreed. :-[ Why? He really grew on me.

  11. Christy says:

    Well, it’s looks like we’re all stuck with Connie for a while, so doesn’t look like there’s much for Troy to do but hang out…. so maybe he’ll leave for a while and then come back when Kate claws her way out of Connie!

    i always wondered if Connie was there to begin with if Kate wasn’t the alternate personality… it’s just usually you see (on TV, movies) that the nasty alter is the alter, not the original personality. So even tho we were presented with Kate first, they always talked about how she used to be when she was a teen and before she changed her name to Kate…. guess that is the way it it. The nice personality is the alter this time.

    but you know, maybe Connie could hook up with AJ – they both like to drink and be nasty to people…. AJ could have another car accident and Connie could wind up being Kate for the rest of ther life! te he he

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  12. Marisa says:

    I think Trey should stay. I wish they would rewrite joe Scully back into the story line. So much potential with Connie and trey and FIREWORKS Conne and Joe!!!!!!!

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    gloria replied

    Me too! I really liked Joe Scully for some crazy reason-he had GREAT chemistry with Tracy. Very disappointed they killed him off. They missed out on a lot of good story potential.

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  13. Franny says:

    If he does go, I also think the part should be recast. I’d like to see Trey & Kate develop a good mother/son bond.

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  14. Linda says:

    I was starting to like Trey. I hope Trey is recast.

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    susan M. replied

    I didn’t like Trey at first. Thought he was arrogant & self-centered also not very likeable. But I changed my mind & you realized he wasn’t so terrible after all. I hope they re-cast this character !!!!! Was beginning to like him…They need to keep
    his character in the storyline…This was unexpected!!!!

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  15. Robynne says:

    I wonder if it will be storyline dictated. I heard a rumor he wasn’t really Kate/Connie & Joe Jr’s kid.

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  16. lisa says:

    Dumb move….. :(

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  17. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    YAY!!!!!!!! Kill this worthless character off. Never liked Trey nor his portrayer!

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  18. April says:

    if they take Trey out there will be no reason for Connie to Stick around. Connie only Came back out after finding out that her son was still alive and that he did not die in that dresser drawer. Connie exsists because Kate cant deal with he past. If they take Tray out of the pic then Kate will never know who her son was and will never get the chance to know him. Trey wants to know about who his mom really is and i myself wanted to see that happen. Trey needs to hear from Kate what the truth is and needs to know that Kate wanted him and that she wants a relationship with him but the fact that this may not happen is just sad. I think after everything that trey and Kate have been through they deserve the mother son relationship and trey needs to hear the truth from Kate. Connie Also exisits to keep Jonnys secret but why else would Connie take over but to keep Kate from having the relationsip she want with her son. I really think this would be a bad move on GH’s part

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  19. JustSaying says:

    Well dang, didn’t know Steve B. leaving had so much of an affect on the rest of the cast.

    Which begs the question, why was Kristina recasted in the first place?

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  20. Christine says:

    That’s too bad. I was just reading an article about him and about all the things he did to get an acting job.

    To be honest, I did not care for his character at all in the beginning. He reminded me a lot of Steve Stifler in the American Pie movies. However, he has grown on me. “Trey” is a poor misguided young man. He was so naive regarding his father and now he is gone and he has questions. His mother is seriously messed up. He must be a good actor if he grew on me. I feel for the kid.

    That being said, I can see why they would drop him because they killed off his father. Although he could have story with Kate/Connie, I see that whole thing wrapping up too. EVERYONE knows that Brenda is Sonny’s endgame. If and when Maurice wants out, he will be with Brenda and not Kate.

    I just don’t see how far they can take this Kate/Connie thing either. People have been grumbling about this story as well as so much of the “Sonny show.” I am not one of them, but IF the writers are trying to take the show back to his roots, they need to get rid of characters and storylines. This is one of them.

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  21. John Eric says:

    I like Erik Valdez A LOT and wish they would reconsider and keep him. Trey has chemistry with both Kristina and Star with this actor in the role. Since he is Kate’s son, it would be a shame if the show didn’t keep the character, which unfortunately means a recast, but this would be better than losing the character altogether…

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    gloria replied

    TOTALLY AGREE!!!

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    Jeffrey replied

    strongly agree with you guys..Erik isn’t too bad at all.. we get used to see Trey Mitchell had great character into great relationship with Sonny can take Connie out of the picture to bring Kate Howard into reality real life.

  22. Robbyrob says:

    I grew to like Erik as Trey. GH is on fire these days but I find myself fast-forwarding through anything related to Kate/Connie. If anyone should be let go, it’s the actress who plays Kristina. No emotion in any of her scenes and has zero chemistry with hardly anyone…in my humble opinion. A rare casting misfire. GH should write them off together and just concentrate on Molly and a recast Morgan. Maybe just maybe, GH is making room in the budget for a return of Jagger? Somehow I can picture him making nice with Elizabeth!

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    jill replied

    i agree with you about kristina..she has no umph to her character and she really shows no emotion and when she has to she does a lousy job…really enjoy watching the show, but fast forward through anything with kristina…

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  23. Eileen Hargis says:

    Since the writers seem to have zero interest in the relationship between Connie/Kate and her son, Trey it appears Trey is gone and thats a shame as Erik was growing into the role rapidly. I think the writers are.missing a great opportunity to use this talenoted young man more. But GH never listens to the fans, I mean what do we know, we just watch the show!

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  24. Mary Fergen says:

    I, too, did not care for the character of Trey at first, but as Erik got more comfortable playing him, I was liking him more and more. The scenes between him and Connie when she was being cruel about how his birth came to happen, made me much more sympathetic to him. It’s a shame we won’t get to see him forge some kind of relationship with Kate.

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  25. Alley says:

    This guy has potential. Sorry to see him go. But if he has to leave, can he please take Kristina with him? The girl can’t act-it’s painful watching her try to emote.

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  26. jill says:

    they should let erik stay as trey…it would be a great story line between sonny and kate and to see hoe karte would really react to having her son back.

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  27. gloria says:

    Love this character-he has great chemistry with Kristina & Starr & he IS FINE LOOKING-plus he is Connie/Kate’s baby! I love Connie-she is a breath of fresh air, so funny but I do get that she is sick but anyway. Don’t let Trey go!! So much story still to explore.

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  28. MikeT says:

    He can’t go fast enough–and please take Kristina out the door with him !!!

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  29. MK says:

    Keep Erik as Trey. He started like a Ford clone, but he grew on me. Both Joe and Trey had such great potential. Kate needs her son. Trey is perfect for Kristina and starr along with Sonny have great chemistry with him. Please Keep him.

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  30. Nikki says:

    Aww. :( I really liked him. He grew on me really fast as a character and I think Erik is a pretty good actor. He had great chemistry with Kristen Alderson and I really wanted Trey and Starr together. I also think him and Sonny have a great dynamic, not to mention him being Kate/Connie’s son is very crucial (in my opinion) for her character at this point. I know it’s probably too late, but I hope this isn’t true.

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  31. Chaz says:

    Hate to see anyone lose a job but he just never clicked for me….in part because of the way the character was written. He was an annoying, pushy producer yet he was this whiny, insecure child when it came to his father. For a 25 year old man it was annoying to hear him be a “daddy’s boy”. And, frankly, he needs to strengthen his acting chops a bit.

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  32. Jen says:

    They make us like the character and then get rid of him:( Erik seems like such a sweet guy and he’s been really cool about promoting the show and doing fan events. So sad.

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  33. Rodd says:

    I didn’t care for the character at first, but he grew on me. I could see giving him a rest, if they were focusing on other characters or story, but Trey has tremendous potential due to all his connections in PC. I wouldn’t want them to switch actors unless Erik is the one who wants out.

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  34. Tina Gray says:

    Awww. That’s too bad. He’s good. There was definitely some story to tell……..

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  35. Matt says:

    Trey is in a position to be a legacy character. I hope they find a new actor who can make it work. I find that Valdez and Lindsey Morgan are too green as actors to carry come of the material written for Trey and Kristina.

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  36. Carol Painter says:

    I really wanted them to keep Joe Scully (Richard Stienmetz) Loved him with Tracy, I think they should have kept him on, I think he was great fun to watch. I also hope they keep Trey, I think he and Starr would be great together!
    The Hurt in his eyes, when connie told him all of those horrible things was such a good scene…I think they need to come full circle with him and Kate…
    I think that would be nice..
    GH /OLTL is getting crazy!! LOL! fun to watch…(however silly it is, DUKE MASK??LOL)
    come on people!! funny…

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    susan M. replied

    I surprised that it was a mask. Didn’t expect that.. It was kind of weird..I like Starr with Michael…I think they make a cute couple…Need to keep Trey’s character to continue!

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  37. lucie says:

    i like the character of Trey. It’s the Kristina recast that I can’t stand. she can’t act. I miss Lexi so much. i wish they should to let Kristina leave instead of Trey.

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  38. Michael says:

    Nooooo- this sucks. The actor is really hot. Also- he had great chemistry with the guy who played his dad. Thought it sucked when they killed off the dad character, now this is equally crrappy news. Otherwise- GH is really, really awesome these days. It truly is amazing what a talented writer and producer combo can do for a show. Not long ago, it was a drag trying to keep up with GH. However, since Frank and Ron, I can’t wait to see what they have cooked up each week. I’m still hoping they bring back Jackie Zeman as Bobbie Spencer!!!!!

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    susan M. replied

    I would like to see Bobbie Spencer(Jackie Zeman). And have a reunion her brother
    Luke!!! That would be a blast! Enjoyed seeing them together on GH years ago…I can’t wait either to see what will happen on Gh each week too!!!!!!! Robert will get
    Faison . He knows how he operates !!!!! Reunite Robin w/ Patrick , Emma, & Anna…

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  39. Tsuds says:

    More room to bring back Gigi now from one life.

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  40. hattie says:

    I hate to see the actor loose his job but GH is not doing really good casting lately. Kelly Sullivan the new Kate Howard has been great but she is only 35 years old. The actor Erik Valdez who plays her son Trey is 33 years old. And if you look at him his age shows. I hope the at least recast the role. I believe there would be a great storyline developing of a mother/son relationship between Kate and Trey. They are dragging this Conne/Kate DID storyline on a bit long and truthfully it has not been great storyline. I hope the move past it soooooon. And oh if Trey has to go can he take the new Kristina with him.

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  41. chris says:

    I liked trey. I am going to miss him. I was hoping he could spin towards
    ellie!

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  42. christine says:

    I think he should stay.. His character has a very good story to play out.

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  43. Sharon says:

    I am glad he is leaving. Take that useless Kristina with him!

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    lisa replied

    Wrong.I hope Trey stays

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  44. loren says:

    I think erik valdez is a good ackter they shold not let him go he realy loved the girl who played his wife but boyfriend gf and ps he,s hot

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  45. Mara says:

    I hope Trey’s death (or any other departure) is the breakthrough that finally brings Kate Howard back, because I’m sick and tired of Connie. Trey doesn’t really add anything to the show so I can take him or leave him.

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    glenda replied

    I agree! It would be an excellent opportunity to get Kate back and then with Trey dead, Connie would have no need to be out any longer! This storyline has really gotten old!

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    brwood replied

    keep him

  46. lisa says:

    I think trey need to stay on general hospital.

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  47. Nancy says:

    Keep trey and bring coonie back.

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  48. sharon says:

    It would be sad to see Erik leave as he is a very promising actor.
    The story lines could be endless. From getting involved with Sonny . To a good guy story line with Kristina. I think the story line that ended for him and Kristina is the best story line that Kristina has had since forever .

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  49. Teresa says:

    Trey and Eric need to stay I love the both of them.

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  50. Dawn VanScoyk says:

    Keep Erik Valdez!!! He and Christina are such a great couple
    And he’s only been on GH for such a short time. Please don’t get rid of him!!!!

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  51. sandy says:

    Keep Trey…..replace Jason since he is not returning..On with the show..

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  52. Deanna says:

    I would like to see Erik stay. ;-)

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  53. lotta1123 says:

    no trey should stay it would good to see what would happen with him connie and sonny

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  54. jean says:

    I may be a little late, but I would prefer to see him stay so that he and Kristina can finally be on the same page about their feelings and their lives together.

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  55. TAMA says:

    I was so hoping that trey might miraculiously wake up. I even thought that the sound of his mother s voice might bring him around. I too had to warm up to this character but now I really like him. I hope they won t get rid of him.i think it adds a lot to the connie storyline. please let trey wake up and stay!

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  56. dee says:

    please let him stay and robertand plese bring kate back.

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  57. brwood says:

    keep him plezzzz i am tierd of this if u get rid of my last favortie person i will just have to stop watching

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  58. alice says:

    i hate the fact that trey is leaving i wanted to see him and kate get closer.

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  59. Harley says:

    I was very disappointed when General Hospital let Erik Valdez go. Why??? I was so hoping that he and Christina would make a go of it and start a family. It just broke my heart to see Trey die. Was there a problem?

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  60. Lenny Rodrigues says:

    Hi there,
    I really hated seeing Trey die. I was looking forward to seeing him connect with his mom Connie|Kate. He was a good actor & quite impressive. At times I was hoping that the whole thing was a mix up & he would recuperate. I was sadly mistaken. :(

    Regards,
    Lenny

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