G.H. Commentary by
Port Charles’ Town Crier
The Dearly Departed
It seems only
fair to discuss the recently departed Diego Alcazar. The character with so
much potential, killed before the writers were able to utilize it. His
demise has caused me to ponder what could have been.
After his brief stint in prison, Diego returned to town
with one intention…to pursue Georgie. She was his savior before and during
his prison stay. She stood up for him, even after he used her as a hostage,
and took on her family, her friends and Dillon. This could have been a
magnificent love story, one that could have outnumbered the Georgie and
Dillon fan following, if written right. Instead, the viewers received an
underdeveloped love triangle with Diego being used as a plot device.
Another missed opportunity was his allegiance with
Lulu. A classic storyline of two individuals trying to break up a couple
only to fall for each other would have worked for these two. Some of the
best love stories have used this formula. Instead, the possibility ended
when their allegiance abruptly ended. In fact, if some one watched the show
and wasn’t familiar with it, she would not have known that these two even
knew each other let alone be in cahoots.
If his love life was of no interest, then how about his
long lost father being Lorenzo Alcazar? There has never been a true
storyline establishing their father-son relationship.
Sure there were glimpses of it, but if you weren’t
looking for it, you would not have found it. One day Diego started calling
Lorenzo “Pop” and wanted in the family business, which Lorenzo refused. And
that pretty much summed it up.
Am I the only one who saw what a waste Diego was? How
he could have been used for more than what he was? Nevertheless, it’s time
to say goodbye, to what could have been. Let us raise our glasses and toast
to Diego Alcazar, who’s better off dead then remaining on a show that never
gave him a true chance.
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