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Michael Rodrick Begins His Run On GH As Seth Baker!

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Former Another World cast member, Michael Rodrick, who played Cameron Sinclair on the now defunct NBC soap opera back from 1998-1999, will be seen in upcoming episodes of General Hospital as Seth Baker.  Rodrick will begin to air next week.

What brings Rodrick to the canvas in Port Charles?  Turns out Liz’s rapist Tom Baker (Don Harvey) has a brother who is now looking for him since Franco has the guy caged!

Seth definitely has some questions as to the whereabouts of this former convict. According to the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Seth comes to the hospital to grill Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) as to where Tom is.  He even runs into Franco (Roger Howarth), where Seth angrily notes that Tom told him all about Franco’s death threats.  Let the drama begin.

Will Seth discover what Franco has done to his brother? What will be the ramifications for all involved? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Patrick
Patrick

I’m NOT invested in this story… surprise surprise… because it’s revolving around a weird now defunct character… Franco.

GH – kill off Franco… and … surprise surprise… return Roger Howarth to the fold… as Todd

What’s HOLDing my attention… the keen ACTING ability of : Tom Baker (Don Harvey).

GH NEEDS to KEEP Don Harvey’ Tom Baker… around. when a character actor of this caliber comes around… CLEAN him up.

this is the last straw… finally.. in the character of Franco

I get that he’d do anything… to protect Liz. Liz told him… she doesn’t need a super hero. told him to leave well enough alone. and.. YES… here’s hoping that Liz does go back in time and start healing…. HELLO Griffin… cut the priest crap. LOVE LIZ.

geez louise… whomever this Seth Baker is ? YUM yeah

two new men… who are already intriguing this show… plus Valentin.

poo poo Sonny , Jason, Finn, MIchael.

Patrick
Patrick

Wowsah : the REEL deal

cut and paste from youtube.com

2012 acting reel Michael Rodrick.mov

GH time to steer away from this ridiculous mob scene and dr. Finn loopy ways

Patrick
Patrick

better yet… it’s time for Roger Howarth to go : FIRE

put the actors who portray : Sonny / Jason / Finn / Michael on notice… they are nowhere near the caliber their popularity teen beat image lends… dire waste

GH / ABC / Disney : back your product… these characters are killing the show

Patrick
Patrick

I CAN’T stand it

does any one… see… a semblance… of Peter Sarsgaard.

drool

Ghlover
Ghlover

He was so good on AW!!! Please let him stay for Carly!!!!

Patrick
Patrick

PS: – any one –

why was their no GH epi today? Friday

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

It might have been because of the Presidential Address, Patrick.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

I was thinking it might have been preempted because of President Obama’s speech…maybe they thought the show would be interrupted mid-way…???

Celia
Celia

Obama’s last speech, Patrick. While a US drone is stolen by the Chinese, the first family is vacationing in Hawaii with our tax dollars.

Carol
Carol

Celia,

Don’t you ever take a vacation?

Addison
Addison

I am utterly appalled anyone would be critical of one of the hardest working presidents in our recent history for taking some much needed vacation time with his family for the holidays. Meanwhile, the president elect spends inordinate amount of time attacking the Vanity Fair editor, Alec Baldwin and other folks via Twitter and has attended 2 out of thirty-five briefings. Those Tweets just make him look silly, petulant, uneducated, humorless, thin skinned and down right mean spirited–not the qualities one looks for in a commander in chief. Some folks sense of priorities totally bewilder me.
In any case, glad TPTB did not air Friday’s show. It will be shown on Monday, This was the right thing to do. My only complaint is I wish they had shown an episode from the 80s or 90s rather than one we just saw a couple of months ago.

Rose
Rose

No Celia…HIS dollars…travel and entertainment expenses are one of the additional “perks” of being President that comes with it’s huge salary of $400,000/yr. Even the new president will be able to receive them as part of the salary package.

Nora
Nora

I guess you did n’t hear that China plans to return the missing drone.I don’t what that has to do with the President going on vacation at any rate. He us capable of doing work at any place he’s at. I guess you just like complaining about this President. Well, in a few short weeks you can see how our tax dollars are being used as President elect Trump flies back and forth to Washington to NY…PS the President is allowed to take a vacation during Christmas.

Soaphound
Soaphound

Celia, I’m surprised at you. Why shouldn’t he have a vacation? Lord knows Bush2 took plenty of them. People who don’t take a little down time don’t usually make good decisions.

gh'er
gh'er

Wow, I thought you were cool. We all need a vacation sometimes. The President makes a salary. I am sure he can pay his own way for himself and his family.
In the meantime, let’s sit back and wait to see what your new pres has in store for us.

Celia
Celia

@gh’er.
Hello,
LOL. Actually, I’m very HOT!!!!! Ssssss…..

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

We’re going to miss him…aren’ t we Patrick??? Still beyond surreal…the age of the Orange is frighteningly around the corner….

Steve
Steve

ABC did a national preemption. In return, they’ll have a new episode next Friday 12/23 instead of a planned rerun.

Lin
Lin

GH did not run a show today as they knew of the Presidential address. Fridays show will be shown Monday.

Timmm
Timmm

Because ONCE again, the networks interrupted our shows for something that is not important and can be shown on TWENTY FOUR HOUR NEWS CHANNELS!

T
T

WHAT A DISGUSTING STORYLINE GH HAS WITH RAPIST SEXUAL ASSAULT JUST WHAT VICTIMS WANT TO SEE GH HAS LOST TOUCH WITH REALITY! FRANK SHOULD BE FIRED BECAUSE HE IS A LIAR!! DOESN’T CARE ABOUT THE FANS! HE RUINS A WONDERFUL SL THAT VANISHED THE MOST WASTED ROMANTIC POTENTIAL, FOR THIS CRAP GH WAS ABOUT AWARENESS IN MANY SL NOW ITS DARK, DREARY STUPID! I GUESS NEXT WE WILL HEAR THEY CANCELLED GH! THATS THE TOAD THEY ARE HEADED FOR! GOODBYE GH!

JK
JK

YOU ARE SO CORRECT…..A DISGUSTING STORYLINE THAT I NOW DO NOT WATCH……WHAT A HORRIBLE WASTE OF TALENT WITH ROGER HOWARTH… SET THOSE RECORDERS AND FAST-FORWARD!

Nora
Nora

I agree. This whole storyline is awful. If its a way for them to get rid of Franco that would give me a little satisfaction. I love the talented Roger Howarth, but I always thought that the unlikable and mentality disturbed Franco was a role he should be playing. I don’t even want him to play Todd (another rapist) again, I’d rather this talented actor play someone new. I’m sure that TPTB put their heads together, they could have RH an entirely new character ( not related to the Q’s, the mob, Cassidines, etc) that makes this talented actor shine.

Rose
Rose

T & JK…I am so with you regarding Franco, rapists, cages, etc. They just put us through the never-ending, dark. Fluke story. Then serial killer Paul which was a waste of a good actor. While I wasn’t a Liz/Franco romance fan, it was way more preferable to the terrible twist they have taken on his “protectiveness.” Plus, I never liked the Franco character since Mr. Franco himself..sick!. If ABC insists on these kinds of stories at least save them for their nighttime “soaps” …which I wouldn’t watch anyway. There’s enough dark, ugly, and perversion in the world/local news as it is…which I have also put a limit on watching. Scary stuff there. Please keep the afternoon’s scared bit of earth still about romance, adventure, family ups/downs, hope, and love.

Lin
Lin

I agree it’s a disgusting storyline. I’m fast forwarding anything related to that storyline as well as Sonny and that girl. r. Can’t stand that storyline. It’s been done before and I can’t stand it.

Timmm
Timmm

He brings in ALL his buddies and we sit there like dummies and WISH for OUR GH to be seen. AMC, OLTL, hey I wish you were still on, BUT, if GH went off the air, I wouldnt expect either of these shows to be flooded with ex-GH’ers!

Celia
Celia

Such a stupid, ineffective storyline. I do not like it, LOL.
Franco is crazy….cannot escape it….it’s in his DNA.
In a cage…if that’s not nuts, I don’t what is.
The same idiocy applies to the pawn shop mystery-man/woman. Is it Nelle? Faison? Fluke? Jerry?

Soaphound
Soaphound

I feel your pain, dear Celia. Enough of this foolishness! How about some emotional, pure storytelling, like Y&R is moving back toward. If I want action/adventure mixed with evil villains, I’ll rent GAME OF THRONES.

JasonLovesGH
JasonLovesGH

This dude is one gorgeous man!

Patrick
Patrick

“thank you”

yes

Celia
Celia

He is, isn’t he, JasoLovesGH?
Is it possible that he is a good guy? Opposite of his brother?
Maybe, Seth has been given ‘custody’ (LOL) of his bad-boy brother?

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

Not really interested in this Franco story. After years of hoping Liz would have a story about confronting her rapist’s return, we are given a convoluted tale of Franco’s “redemption” which is basically him needing to become a hero but first showing his inner monster. (That tumor business doesn’t really fly does it, since he was pretty diabolical when he got upset at Carly.)
Why can’t the Rapist Returns story be told from the woman’s point of view?

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

Because it’s not a story about Liz—which at least would have potential to be compelling. No, it’s a story about Franco, with both Liz and her rapist as supporting players. Which apparently is what ABC thinks qualifies as the kind of story that will make viewers tune in day after day. I don’t get it.

Celia
Celia

I had never thought of it in those terms, Michael. But, yes, great observation/ explanation.
You’re right! These writers assume waaaay too much if they think the viewer is interested in the machinations of Franco’s twisted brain, with or without a tumor.

Soaphound
Soaphound

Nor do I, Michael. It seems they’re afraid of an honest love story between two lonely, damaged people. Plus, Elizabeth was very clear about what she DIDN’T want Franco to do. Some people just don’t have a learning curve. This potentially important and moving story has devolved into disturbing melodrama. And why can’t Roger Howarth have his hair cut? He was so sexy as Todd…I’d have paid to swim in THAT hair.

dante williams
dante williams

The only way I can see this being justified is if this guy is some type of WSB agent because there are never enough of those, and he could have some secret business with Andre that would show his past with the WSB finally, and he could interact with Jordan, Anna, and Robert when he’s there, and Mac, people who know how to get things done. I doubt they are bringing him up here to be on the other side of the law, brother is already a rapist so it would be redundant, plus he would be a hypocrite for wanting his brother put away when he himself is involved with some kind of crimes. The way they just got rid of Nik though acting like they had a budget and then they always hire 5 people after that, well, he better be good, like Jeffery Vincent Parisse

Patrick
Patrick

perhaps a NEW man for our Anna

this could be GOOD…

Joe
Joe

I don’t know where these writers got their degrees from (assuming they went to college) but they really are good at taking great characters and ruining them with stupid storylines that drag out. And now bringing on more new characters and casting aside the great actors they currently have. It’s no wonder the soap audience has dwindled to nothing! I’ve been watching ABC soap(s) since the 70s. I would make a better writer than these knot heads! Get rid of the writers and bring back Ron Carlivati.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

While I understand that Franco and the caged rapist story is a probable (and horrific) possibility in the minds of the real life pathological, and there are many twisted stories that have been successfully portrayed on primetime and film…this story (so far) is freaking me out…and not in good way. Maybe it’s because of the way Don Harvey (Tom Baker) is playing it. It’s too disturbing…I feel uncomfortable watching him sitting, legs practically in the air with a collar on. I don’t like watching degradation/humiliation…it makes me squirm (again, not in a good way…lol). If the collar came off…maybe put on his ankle instead..if Tom sat in a less “vulnerable” position (physically) then perhaps it could wind up in an interesting psychological journey…collapse?… of Franco. If it improves the current scenario and makes it more compelling…I look forward to Michael Roddick’s role. Where will it all lead? Probably to Liz and Griffin… On a side note…are Genie Francis and Jon Lindstrom having LOTS of scenes off camera? WRITERS…what don’t you get about viewers wanting MORE Kevin and Laura. Pay them what they’re worth and cut Nell’s round-the-clock airtime. Man!

Patrick
Patrick

“…this story (so far) is freaking me out…and not in good way. ”

“YES”

exactly how I feel… and that was because of that caged scene…

I can no longer stomach Franco.

Yike

churning, disturbed, bothered… just done yeah?

I feel badly for Tom Baker

Patrick
Patrick

OK… i’m coming from the point of view… that he’s a reformed man… just trying to make his way in life….

perhaps this is the route the writers will go

Franco nuts up

and Liz meets Tom eye to eye…. and ???? argh ! comeuppance for both are realized

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Lol, Patrick. I had to catch myself from feeling bad for Tom; had to remind myself what he’d done because the way they’re playing if I can’t tell if he’s actually a reformed guy or a rape about to happen. Either way he shouldn’t garner our sympathy…and yet the scene sorta traumatized me!

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

So GH’s solution to the Franco problem is to bring back a character whose behavior was even more reprehensible? And Franco’s usual over-the-top, out-of-control behavior is thereby rendered acceptable, because the person he’s currently perpetrating it against is even more vile than Franco? (Well, why not? That’s the main reason the Jerome family is on GH—to [theoretically] make the Corinthos family look better by comparison.)

News flash, ABC: All you really end up with is Vile and Viler. It’s true that I can’t spare an ounce of sympathy for Tom Baker over what Franco is doing to him. But it isn’t making me like Franco any better; he still just seems dangerous and unhinged. (And having Tom around only highlights why Liz, a rape survivor, would never have gotten into a relationship with Franco in the first place, if this show were written with any kind of character plausibility in mind—yes, yes, I know, that’s a ridiculous hope, and even more so on a show where it’s OK to be a mobster as long as you “love your family.”)

Compelling drama, this is not.

I will say it again: with the Prospect Park lawsuit settled and ownership of the OLTL characters reverting to ABC, can’t we please, please, please abandon this Franco retread, which Is Not Working, and have Roger H. return as Todd v.2 Port Charles, which sort of did work?

Steve
Steve

Yes to the return of Todd Manning. Pair him with Ava as there’s no room for Blair on the canvas.

If this storyline was supposed to redeem Franco, it did just the opposite. Sane people do not lock up people dog cages on hunches.

It’s about time the writers give Elizabeth a viable, worthy partner. Hello Griffin.

Paul
Paul

Franco can’t be redeemed here. Liz can’t except his crazy and I hope when revealed that Franco held tom captive she dumps him and Franco goes psycho and is finally killed in 3 months.

Now that ABC is owns Oltl again let Todd come back if peopl like the character.

But Franco holding a guy captive in a cage is dumb and moronic.

Kevin O.
Kevin O.

I agree — Franco has to go. Kill Franco, bring back Todd Manning. (And it’s time for Julian to go to prison.) The GH storylines are getting too outlandish. Keep one foot in reality, please.

Kevin O.
Kevin O.

Oh, and Todd and Ava would make an AWESOME couple. I would watch that. (Especially Todd & Ava vs. Sonny & Carly.) Give Todd & Ava custody of Avery, for starters.

Patrick
Patrick

dag… Todd / Olivia Jerome/ Ava… tremendous potential for intelligence along with solid acting .

LOL – love your last line in post above: ” Keep one foot in reality, please. “

rebecca1
rebecca1

Nooooo….. I love Julian!

Jane
Jane

This guys hot, however this storyline is not what WE as viewers need to see.

Soaphound
Soaphound

Agreed, Jane. Plus, soon we’re gonna need a spreadsheet to keep up with all these extraneous characters!

Connor AvidSoapFan
Connor AvidSoapFan

I think it is ironic how Roger Howarth played Todd Manning on One Life To Live, and that character was / is a rapist (he raped Marty Saybrooke back in the day)…. and then but when Roger Howarth came back on General Hospital last, he ended up taking over the role of Robert “Franco” Frank (now-Baldwin with the reveal of him being Scotty Baldwin’s and Heather Webber’s long-lost son)… (I believe that is Franco’s full-character name)… and Franco was involved in that terrorizing with Sam, while trying to find ways to terrorize the Jason character. So Roger Howarth has played / portrayed two characters within two ABC shows that have been known-rapists in the past.

What if Roger did a dual-role, and Todd came back as Roger too, and it was somehow revealed that Franco and Todd were / are related? Or, if Trevor St. John (who portrayed Walker Lawrence AND Todd Manning on One Life To Live for a few good years or so), came to General Hospital / Port Charles and plays / portrays Todd again…. or maybe an actual alive-and-well Walker Lawrence again? Maybe Heather and Scotty somehow had some sort of a familial history with some One Life to Live characters (Todd’s parents… and if my idea comes ever comes to fruition… Todd Manning’s parents as well)… and then somehow that can integrate VIctoria Lord Davidson Buchanan to come to Port Charles, and maybe if she and Clint are no longer married or together as a couple, Sonny’s father Mike (played by Ron Hale) can come back onto General Hospital as well… and maybe somehow Viki and Mike can be a couple. Or, if Jeff Webber comes back in any way or shape or form, than she can be in a love triangle / quadrangle with Jeff Webber and Heather Webber… and maybe Hayden/Rachel’s mom can get into the mix somehow too. Who knows? Just some ideas. lol

Connor AvidSoapFan
Connor AvidSoapFan

I meant to say… “Todd’s parents… and if my idea ever comes to fruition… Robert “Franco” Frank-Baldwin’s parents as well.”

Lol. I apologize for that mistake.

Karen McEachern
Karen McEachern

This “dog cage” storyline is sickening. Dump Franco. He doesn’t belong with Liz and this sad cage story should make her realize it. I can’t even watch those scenes.

Robin Woolens
Robin Woolens

I think the problem is the show has no balance, I am not a fan of Liz or Franco, but I think they should have interesting S/L. Jelly has chosen to ignore the main characters of the show and focus on their own agenda, IMO that does not work on soaps, whether you like a character or not they have their own fans and should be written for with balance to the other characters, the show should not be written around any character, becasue folks tend to get burned out, everyone has favs and they all should have interesting and exciting S/L. I see a lot of new faces and nothing wrong with that, Nina, Valentine, but don’t put everyone else in the background. So much history on GH, that is not being utilized, it does not feel like the fans GH it feels like the writers GH, the fans are the ones who keeps this show on the air and has supported it all these years, their desires should not be taken for grated for the writers vision, which obliviously a lot of fans don’t agree with. It is sad fans has to remind the writers the history of some characters, this should already be known and a part of their story. Jelly need to invest in all the character and their history, and write for everyone. I suggest reading the new writer at Y&R article and how she talks about the history of Y&R and how she plans to honor the main characters and supporting characters of the show.

Michael
Michael

I despise this storyline with Tom Baker and always fast forward it on the DVR.

Timmm
Timmm

Its so sad to see EVERY way and EVERY failure to prop Howarth up and be acceptable on GH. He is a good actor but his character Franco, its horrible. WHY couldnt he have stayed dead as James Franco? I would hope that Franco, Tom and Julian ALL get locked inside a cage and they are sent to the “DEAD” sea!

Celia
Celia

Yes, Timmmy. But, they should all be in the same cage together, keeping company. How sweet would that be? Let’s include Sonny in that trio. Maybe, they’ll pair-up. Ha!

Timmm
Timmm

Huh, Sonny in the cage. Somehow someone would get pregnant! I know I know!

Celia
Celia

Oh, Timmmy….you’re on a roll. Maybe, Franco will turn out to be Franca. A baby with Sonny! HaHaHa!!
I don’t know if you ever watched PASSIONS. That was the craziest, wildest, most ridiculous soap ever. But, it appealed to those with a quirky sense of humor, and then some.
One character was actually half male, half female; if I remember correctly. Brings back memories of my College days.

Amy campbell
Amy campbell

Ugh it is painful watching the horrible acting out of this Seth Baker character. Just awful and impossible to watch.

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GH Preview – Week of June 18, 2018

This week on General Hospital, as Carly (Laura Wright) is being drugged up with anti-psychotic meds at Ferncliff, it’s Jason (Steve Burton) to the rescue.  Carly’s bff finds a way to infiltrate the state mental institution. Meanwhile, Carly had been talking to Kevin (Jon Lindstrom), who says he will help her through her ordeal emotionally.  But is Carly really seeing Kevin, or is it just a figment of her imagination?

Elsewhere, Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) seeks out her ex Julian (William deVry) as she tries to come to terms with the root cause of her issues with the men she chooses to be in her life.  Julian, who has gotten closer to Kim (Tamara Braun), now has a chance to try to help Alexis and make up for the ways in which he hurt her.  Could this be the beginning of the patching up of Julexis, or the final straw?

Sonny (Maurice Benard) has just learned that Mike (Max Gail) moved the body buried at Croton. Where did Mike take it?  How will this have future implications?

Here are more teasers for the action coming up on  GH:

MONDAY JUNE 18

Obrecht covers her tracks.

TUESDAY JUNE 19

Nelle reflects on her past.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 20

Michael confronts Chase.

THURSDAY JUNE 21

Nina demands answers.

FRIDAY JUNE 22

Valentin’s romantic gesture back fires.

So, what story point are you looking forward to playing out this week on GH? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Another General Hospital favorite has left the building.  After much speculation and rumors, it has been confirmed on Thursday afternoon by Dominic Zamprogna that he has left the ABC daytime drama series, and his role of nine years; that of Dante Falconeri.

In a tweet, Dominic shared: “So you’ve been asking. I feel I owe it to you awesome fans to tell you that I’ve taped my final scenes. Going to miss you all and my GH fam. Good things happening tho. More to come ..”

Zamprogna actually had taped his final scenes last month in May.

The character of Dante came on to GH, and it was revealed that he was the biological son of Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and Olivia Falconeri (Lisa LoCicero).

Benard posted a touching photo from on set of himself and Zamprogna on his Instagram account stating: “Always very sad for me when great actors and great friends leave the show Dom was definitely at the top of that list was always looking forward to working with him didn’t happen enough.”

Dominic’s on-screen lady love Emme Rylan (Lulu) shared these thoughts on Twitter:  “I am utterly heartbroken to see you go but also very excited to watch what is coming next for you. I believe in you! Go get em!”

So, are you sad to hear that Dominic has left GH?  What do you think will happen to the character of Dante? Share your thoughts on his departure in the comment section below.

 

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Social media was abuzz yesterday when photos surfaced on Twitter of none other than John Stamos (Ex-Blackie Parrish), who got his early career start on General Hospital, apparently making a visit to the set of the iconic soap opera.

Stamos posted photos of himself, along with Steve Burton, Maurice Benard, Josh Swickard and Kin Shriner.  He stated: “The studs of ! Visit to my old stomping grounds – thanks for the hospitality boys.

This fueled rumors that perhaps, just perhaps, Stamos was making a guest star visit to the ABC daytime drama series, yet there is also the fact that John has been developing a series about fame and excess of daytime soaps in the 1980s based off his time as a young teen star on GH.

So, what do you think John visited GH for? What did you think of the pics by Jim Warren that appeared on social media?  Is Blackie coming back, or is John shooting or doing research for his series in development? Comment below.

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