There were those who said it wouldn't last and I had so hoped they were wrong. But apparently the powers that be at ABC's One Life To Love have decided to get rid of their sole gay couple, even after making daytime history by having the first gay love scene on TV.
And this won’t go down well with the LGBT community.
Brett Claywell [Kyle] and Scott Evans [Oliver Fish] will be written off the show and gone by mid-April. OLTL executive producer, Frank Valenti says: “We are concluding the story that we set out to tell with Kyle and Fish. We are very proud to have broken new ground with a same-sex couple on daytime.”
Not happy here in Smallville. it was nice to see a gay couple on the show, and apparently many people liked the duo, dubbed Kish; the show has won numerous awards from gay-advocacy groups, and new fans in the LGBT community.
But some say the duo failed to resonate with the mainstream audience, and ratings for the soap have been particularly dismal of late, though ratings for almost all soaps are way down. Still, the show paved the way for a same-sex love scene, and even had the mayor of the fictitious town where the show is set legalize same-sex marriage, and perform hundreds of gay weddings.
So,m how does Kish say godbye....SPOILER.....SPOILER....SPOILER.....On the March 29th episode, Fish will learn for certain what viewers have known for quite a while—that he’s the biological father of baby Sierra Rose, via his drunken one-night stand with psychotic stripper Stacy Morasco. With Stacy now dead--she fell through the ice on Llantano Lake--there will be a custody battle with Stacy’s sister Gigi, though, ultimately, the law is on Fish’s side, He and Kyle become the two gay dad's and start a new life.
Their characters won't leave the town, though, because Fish is a cop, and may pop up in a crime-related capacity down the line.
It's a sad day for Gay TV Soap Opera Baby Daddies.