I’ve said it before and will say it again: no one would be happier than me if Guiding Light finds a new home.
But the Otalia pairing was one of the biggest assets the show had, and obviously, Chappell’s departure will have an impact on its chances to migrate to a new home or platform. (Chappell briefly talks about some of the behind-the-scenes elements of Otalia in the TVGuide Magazine interview; it sounds like she really wanted to stay or extend Otalia’s run.)
I don’t want to rain on anyone’s parade, but it looks more and more unlikely that Springfield will exist anywhere other than our memories (and YouTube) after September 18th.
I’m hoping that Otalia fans (myself included) have a rewarding payoff to the story come September.