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Franco Has A Brain Tumor On GH! Will It Absolve Him Of All Of His Past Crimes?

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On Friday’s episode of General Hospital, we get the diagnosis of all diagnosis’ from Dr. Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson).   In short, Franco (Roger Howarth)  has a brain tumor that has been there most likely for years, and that would explain his now delusional and schizophrenic behavior because of it, since Franco now believes he is his brother, Jason.

In scenes where Roger Howarth does his interpretation of Jason Q complete with leather jacket,  swept back hair, and black t-shirt, he kisses Sam (Kelly Monaco)!  She later pulls out a gun and the two wrestle for it and the gun goes off!  Franco as Jason also related to Sam that he has Danny upstairs, since the little boy was taken out of the hospital and is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant.  When Silas (Michael Easton) and Carly (Laura Wright) happen upon the scene, we see Sam lying on the floor, but no sign of Franco.

So all this begs the question;  in order to redeem the character of Franco, (who was originally played by Oscar-nominee James Franco) who was the artist whose canvas was murder, and for all intent was a serial killer amongst other things, is GH going the brain tumor route to be able to further integrate the new Franco (Howarth) more properly into the canvas, so he is not seen as a loony tune … but a more well-rounded, complex, yet loveable guy,  and thus he can be a  love interest for a leading lady on the soap?

Share your thoughts on the comment section below as to why you think GH has given Franco a brain tumor? And if it will be the ultimate game-changer for the character’s life on the ABC soap?  (Since Roger Howarth is one of the most popular and talented actors ever on daytime) Or, do you think the brain tumor story ultimately is not going to change the Franco story one bit?

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Doris Fuller
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Doris Fuller

They had to come up with the brain tumor to keep RH on the show but even if they say it was the brain tumor that made him do it all, I think he will be as evil when the brain tumor is removed but maybe he will hide his evil deeds better to make the people of PC think he has changed

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Honestly, I just wish they would pay out RoHo’s contract and kill him off. And, I would wish that RoHo goes on to find his biggest dream for having had to put up with his life over the last several months. I just don’t see how the Franco character ever accomplishes anything to the good for GH, RC/FV, or RoHO

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Maybe it will change him(predictable) and maybe it wont. In any case GH has picked up last week and was at its most entertaing since the NB. I loved seeing Leslie and Monica in scenes together…it would be wonderful to see them as rivals again…maybe a new man comes to town…anyway why not redeem Franco…Look at the horrible things Todd has done…barely different than Franco. There are many villains in daytime past and present who have done horrible unforgivable things such as Barnabas Collins on Dark Shadows, GLs Roger Thorpe, DOOLs Dimera family,ect. who remained evil and who were redeemed,… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

P.S. the best possible way to really redeem Franco is that somehow he is the one who finally brings Robin home to PC just moments after Patrick and Sabrina tie the knot.

Michael
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Michael

Kimberly McCullough decided to leave the show to focus on directing. Get over it already.

CL
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CL

That would be nice for her to come back, she has discussed it already and figures it is soon time to return, just when is the issue and no, jimh doesn’t have to get over it! She wants to come back and tie up loose ends. Now you get over it!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I Know all about KM decision to direct…it still doesnt mean the show cant bring back the character with our without the actress in the role…i hate dangling stories…so to whoever this Micheal is i dont have to get over anything, especially when the Robin story isnt over with the character shown alive…its an unfinished plotline in need of an ending!!!

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

Besides, for me, half the fun is dreaming up our own story line outcomes and guessing what could happen next.

Mauro
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Mauro

Plain boring & dumb…
Tuned out 2 weeks ago, obviously no reason to come back.
This is a weak weak storyline, Franco ( ahh Todd,ahh whatever) should never have been brought back. That story had ended, period!
The writing is the weakest daytime has ever seen. ABC daytime chief, who ever is in charge please make changes Frank Valentini simply won’t. Hire someone who has a sense and some history with the show. Otherwise this farce will lead to the end of GH. Fans of GH are tuning out, you may have a few OLTL fans left watching this disaster!

CL
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CL

There are many GH fans still watching the show, maybe that is what you want to think

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

I have tuned out all of the Franco scenes (FF’d them) with the exception of today when he was pointing the gun at himself… I really hoped he would kill himself and put an end to this dreck of storyline. Unfortunately, NOT.

Nancy
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Nancy

I’m game. Maybe Frank will go back over to OLTL were he belongs since GH fans don’t appreciate his work.

Nancy
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Nancy

GH is better than it has ever been and I have watched it since the 60’s. This is a minority on here and the stupid boards. Every single person I know and I am in soap groups, love it. Personally in the end I do not even think he is Franco so all of this is idiotic. I love the show and I loved loved loved OLTL which by the way, had better ratings than GH which was completely boring. Don’t watch I do not care. I am not related to Ron but I happen to know great shows when… Read more »

Chris
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Chris

If GH really “is better than it has ever been” as you say, then the whole daytime soap genre is in huge trouble. The writing in the last two months from Ron Carlivati has been downright awful. If this current version of GH is a “great show”, I’d hate to see what would happen if the quality were to slip even a little, LOL. But I guess if every single person YOU know loves the show, then I guess that means everyone on the planet must love it. (Cue the sarcasm.) News flash- Everyone has different tastes and GH presently… Read more »

Mauro
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Mauro

I am sure they are swell guys, but simply put… This show is boring & unwatchable.
Very Sad 🙁

Maria
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Maria

There isn’t a tumor big enough in that serial killers head to erase everything Franco has done to the folks of PC. Cartini has jumped the shark bringing back Franco in the form of Roger Howarth. What a waste of a talented and popular actor. I’ve always enjoyed Rogers Todd Manning but I can barely watch him these days.

missellie
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missellie

Totally agree….brain tumor…we all knew that Franco would be redeemed and forgiven one way or another!

Ivelisse
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Ivelisse

On All My Children, Ryan’s brother turned out to be a killer due to a brain tumor he had for years. When tumor was removed, at first he had learning disability in communicating but he had a loving heart. And eventually after some time he was able to overcome that disability but still had a gentle loving heart. Sure since he had hurt so many people he had to prove to them that he was not that person (killer) anymore. So yes, I do believe this story line wld redeem Franco n ve the possibility of being romantically involved in… Read more »

delainey
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delainey

AMC may have done a brain tumor story better than what I expect from Cartini, but, as someone who has studied Biopsychology it really angers me that soaps always use the ole brain tumor device. Soaps have never written anything – mental illness or brain tumors properly; they give them wild violent personalities and stereotype them as all crazy.

I Love GH
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I Love GH

I call foul here – If anything on soaps remotely resembled the real world, we wouldn’t watch. Plots to remember: GH’s winter on summer; Bo/Clint/Vicki in the old west; Reva’s clone; Marlena’s possession…. we just go with it, knowing half of what we see is not plausible.

KELLY&MICHAEL FAN
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KELLY&MICHAEL FAN

I respect RH WORK BUT SAM MCALL NEEDS HER SON AND SOME PEACE!!

SAM AND SILAS ALL THE WAY!

mary stevens
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mary stevens

Hell yes!!!I was robbed of McBam,please let me have Siam!!LOL!!

moshane58
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moshane58

Roger can play any part.Loving GH and all the twist.Do believe he will get off.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Your right… Roger can play any part. As long as it is Todd.

Joan Faist
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Joan Faist

I am a big fan of Roger Howarth no matter who he plays. he will make the most of whatever direction the PTB take his character.

su0000
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su0000

of course it will Absolve Franco, that was the plan from day one.. This Franco will be a Q and he will have power and eventually he will be with Carly .. I knew from the very first day that Franco was brought back he would be turned into a loved character because RC would never make RH a hated man.. All should have known that RC would never give RH a hated/disliked character, only a fool would have thought/believed that RC would do that to RH…. RC is creating a ”Q”’ who be around for a long time.. This… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I agree with you here…i felt the same about Franco…RH is doing a brilliant job in this role…too many want him to be Todd so i say watch him as Todd on OLTL and let us who enjoy him as Franco watch him play Franco on GH. I wasnt sure at first but i gave RH Franco a chance and the twist and turns is making the show fun to watch again, especially last week.

gloria
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gloria

Agree. Stick with it. It takes time to get stories going & for us to get used to new characters. Overall, GH is terrific. Love seeing anything Quartermaine-loved the Lesley/Monica scenes Fri. Just love it all.

moshane58
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moshane58

I agree.Gh has so many twist and turns I just love the show.Hate Kelly Sullivan is being let go.Do love her Connie/Katie storyline.But will say the show is really good.As far as him on OLTL yes people want him back.But we got to remember putting off he soaps online made people go elsewhere for jobs.We lost alot on AMC but will take what I get.

JEFF
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JEFF

Nice to see some positive comments from the fans for a change!! Maybe GH can move upwards again.

Chris
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Chris

Geez, every fan comment about GH has to be gushing cheerleader praise for the show or else we shouldn’t bother posting comments here? As they say on ESPN (ABC’s Disney sibling), “C’mon Man!” Funny, people generally don’t seem to have a problem with criticism of the other soaps, but if you criticize GH (god forbid) it’s like committing a crime or disowning a spouse, relative, parent, sibling, etc. That’s total BS. There’s nothing wrong with starting a discussion to provide some constructive criticism if people don’t like what’s happening on the show. GH will only survive long term if the… Read more »

Troy Turner
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Troy Turner

That’s just it-people are tuning into GH and liking what they see. Of course, you wouldn’t know that because you’re so busy pushing your anti-soap agenda to see the truth…

shannon
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shannon

Yes he should be redemed love RH

Susan D.
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Susan D.

I Will be very angry if they kill off Kelley Monaco (Sam)! I do not like Franco and do not want Roger playing Jason. Tuck !!!!

CL
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CL

Well SB isn’t arriving anytime soon, so I will take RH as JM until then or forever

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Playing Jason is a plot twist…i dont think he’ll really be Jason. Sam is not being killed off…there be no story without her. This is a friendly reply…so i hope you dont think i was coming at you.

KELLY&MICHAEL FAN
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KELLY&MICHAEL FAN

Sam is not getting booted off GH!!

LIZZIE MIGHT BUT SAM MOST DEF NOT!!

boes
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boes

As someone else has already mentioned, AMC did a fairly horrid storyline about the Lord of Douche Ryan Lavery’s brother Jonathug, who did all his heinous acts because he had a brain tumor. Then they removed it and he became a bad Forrest Gump imitation. He described his operation removing the tumor as “cutting the bad out”. And “cutting the bad out” would be aborting this utterly ridiculous and annoying storyline before it eats up any more of GH’s time. I love RH, but even he can’t save this character. So many ways, so many characters he could have come… Read more »

CL
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CL

Angry much? I guess not a fan?

boes
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boes

We’ve seen TPTB ruin AMC and do a lot of damage to OLTL before we lost them on the network (Thank God they’re back and better than ever with PP). And we’re seeing that same disregard for GH, its cast, crew and fans.
Is ABC looking to call Strike THREE with GH, and complete the ruination of ABC soaps? Looks like to me with what’s onscreen these days.
So maybe you’re right, maybe I am angry to some extent. Frustrated, for sure, to see such talent being wasted.

delainey
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delainey

HAHAHAHAHA Just awesomeness! Bad Forrest Gump imitation!

Or, said in another way — Soap writers trying to give their pets Emmys.

GHLover
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GHLover

Loving This!!! Maura and Roger are killing it! We need more men though…Lucas Jerome and Rick Lansing should be added….Ava needs a hot romance… With Silas!!

KELLY&MICHAEL FAN
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KELLY&MICHAEL FAN

Not the FIlm Noir chick

SILAS DONT NEED AVA

AVA NEED TO FIND SOMEONE ELSE

SAM AND SILAS!!!

Philip Chase
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Philip Chase

TPTB are preparing for contract renewal & salary discussion. With the brain tumor hanging over him, Franco can stay or go! LOL

Roger has been terrific and entertaining the past week. Hope Patrick can operate and SAVE Franco! Am loving the show and situations right now!

Shay
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Shay

Maybe “absolve” is too strong a word, but EXPLAIN is probably more like it. The rehabilitation of “Franco” has begun, and will be a long and storied process…I’m sure if anyone can pull it off it will be RoHo. Add to that he will most likely be credited with saving Danny’s life, even if the necessary bone marrow to do so is actually provided by Sam’s real father. This will undoubtedly create some instant goodwill for the guy, in addition to ongoing benevolent efforts by the man to ingratiate himself to the good people of PC. In the end, I… Read more »

Chris
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Chris

I call him “Tanko”‘. Enough said.

This has to be the absolute worst writing ever done for a daytime drama. ABC should really be ashamed to air this crap from Ron Carlivati. The honeymoon is over, Ron.

missellie
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missellie

WORD!

heidi
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heidi

I cringed when RH walked down the stairs dressed like Jason. If we must endure Franco let’s get him into the operating room quickly and get that tumor out so we can get Franco to be a better person. I love Laura Wright and her Carly… I liked her and Todd Manning… but I am not excited about her being linked with the soon to be Franco light. The whole Franco mess is just so unfortunate. Let’s move ths Franco mess along quickly… too much tome has been wasted on Franco already.

su0000
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su0000

the story has been moving quickly.. In soap stories a story as this would be an year long. A couple of months is very fast for a soap to turn a person/story.. I am excited to see this Franco, the Q Franco, a sane Franco!! RH will be awesome as this tumor free different personality Franco, which will not be anything as the crazy Franco with the tumor removed.. RC would never give an loved actor actor RH a character that people do not like,, RC will do right by RH and create the perfect character for him, a sane… Read more »

Jan
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Jan

Roger is a natural as a nut but he’s not Franco.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Ahh geez I was hoping for something a bit more inventive-like RH is really Jason- that the real Franco altered his face to look like his, brainwashed him into thinking he was Franco and sent him back to PC, getting some twisted delight knowing all Jason’s love ones would hate him because they think he was Franco. But Jason had a brain tumor before and I thought this was the tumor coming back, exposing the deception and undoing the brainwashing. Oh well– I guess they would get more s/l out of RH being Franco– or is he??? This could go… Read more »

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Best post I’ve seen in a long time. Thanks for the John Black character recap on DOOL.

Michael
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Michael

Perhaps they could dye his hair back to his normal color before an operation?? While we are at it, perhaps Franco could wake up “believing” himself to be Tod?!? I love the actor, but I can not stand Franco- whether the character is played by JF or RH. I just hate, hate the character. Not the kind of hate that makes me want to watch the show. I really wish they would do something with RH without making him play this foolish, cardboard, silly character. Something real, something interesting.

Patricia
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Patricia

I am mixed on this one. I absolutly despise Franco(for three years we were told franco(as played by james franco) was horrible and jason the antihero. NOW that jason is dead and GH writers have to do something with RH he is under contract instead of making him a WHOLE NEW CHARACTER no that would make too much sense and be too much work they decide to make him franco of all people. Then to really shove it to the main gh fanbase they make him a ALMOST redeamed franco to boot AND now a brain tumor is the cause… Read more »

Pontiac
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Pontiac

I don’t know what makes writers think any of this was a good idea. Better to write off Todd and Kiki. Pay the actors because of their contracts but just keep them off screen at least until one life to live crashes and burns and they can then bring Starr and Todd back. Also get rid of Silas and Morgan too.

Scott
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Scott

GH will probably crash and burn before One Life to Live does!

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Only because we have RC and FV

mary stevens
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mary stevens

It will take more than a tumor to forgive Franco.Kind of like I never forgave that serial rapist,Todd Manning.

JEFF
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JEFF

Good luck Shay; when I mentioned Luke raping Laura and how it compares to havoc Franco has caused I thought I was going to be stoned lol

B.J.
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B.J.

Most of us expected a brain tumor to be used as another attempt to whitewash Franco’s past behavior, but for those of us who don’t think RH is “one of the most popular and talented actors ever” in daytime… it won’t make much difference.

That is, unless TPTB and RH tone down his performances, and turn him into a regular character, instead of a comic super hero, the new STAR of GH.

su0000
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su0000

RC is not whitewashing Franco, he brought him in with regrets/confessions of hisb dastardly deeds brought them upfront..
Franco is being recreated, not whitewashed ..

This is going to be very intriguing, interesting to watch Franco turn into a power ‘Q’ .. .. 🙂

B.J.
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B.J.

LOL… you’re right he is being “recreated”, and apparently one of him wasn’t enough, now we have two… making over the great Franco. That was a very short episode for me yesterday.

I guess I’m relieved we aren’t returning to vampires [yet], but I can’t picture accepting Franco with a Superman cape saving Port Charles either. 😉

Hope you enjoy your journey with GH, don’t think I’ll be watching much longer.

NemiDenise
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NemiDenise

Franco may not actually be Franco. Why would he have the need to visit Heather Webber before going to PC?? A friendly visit with Aunt Heather or was it a visit with his mother?? Hmmmmm….

MK
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MK

I’m OK with the story. Afterall Jason became a killer after his Head injury. Once the brain tumor is gone he will be seen in a new like. I like that they got Franco out of the rape stories. (I know RH would never want to play a rapist again) . AMC’s Jonathan went bust when he came out as slow and disable and was paired with Lily. Then he was Normal again and the Lily and Jonathan story was cut short.

Pam K
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Pam K

Thus proves the arrogance of those running GH right now. Not only sacrificing the tradition and talents of their veteran cast for the sake of three just to thumb their noses at the powers that be now counting on the stupidity of their viewers to accept this crap. Shame on them!

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

Maybe, MAYBE if he comes out of his surgery a completely “different” character (a la Jason Morgan) than either incarnation of Franco so far – I will like the character.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Maybe he could be a blind, deaf mute!

Tristan
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Tristan

This all could have been avoided if the writers had simply created a new character for Howarth. My sense is that the instant tumor is a desperation response to the audience backlash over the return of Howarth AS Franco. As I say, could have been avoided if some actual thought had gone into creating a NEW character for this fine actor. And, as much as I enjoy Howarth, his and Kristin Alderson’s characters are the characters that ATE GH. Please, a break from these two. Must they be on, or talked about if not seen, EVERY SINGLE DAY??? They are… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

ITA– it seems like the oddest choice to make if you want RH to be a long term leading man to have him play one of the most evil characters ever on the show. Yes, you can redeem characters but it is a really long process and even with some kind of explanation, like brain tumor– some fans will never buy it. To me a new character that they could have linked to a vet on the show would have been better. But what is done is done— but yes they have spent far too much air time incorporating these… Read more »

I Love GH
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I Love GH

Where is the love, soap fans? Did some of you forget that GH was about to be canceled before Cartini showed up? It is the sour attitudes that are hurting our beloved genre. STOP IT! Be supportive and try to understand that they’re trying to give us great story even when some of the vet actors are choosing to leave.

su0000
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su0000

lol!!! I agree!!
the complainers are very unpleasant people..
nobody, even in school and collage wanted to be around the complainers, they never got invited to the parties, nobody wanted them around/unpleasant creatures.. LOL!!
I wish they would tune out read a book and shut up, too ..

yet they watch every day .. self-punishment, perhaps lol

Tali
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Tali

Sometimes the truth hurts – GH sucks!

boes
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boes

And then there are the cult members……

“Unpleasant people”, you say? Eye of the beholder….

Barbara t loves One life to live
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Barbara t loves One life to live

I agree, all I hear about GH are complaints, And we did come so close to losing our soap,There is nothing wrong with any of the stories, I think they are all good, including the the story where Franco Has a tumor, The only problem I have with GH these days is Franco’s blond hair, get rid of the blond, we know who he is,you are not fooling us.

Dan
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Dan

GH is having its ups and downs just like any other show. It’s been kind of lackluster since the Nurse’s Ball, but I see it starting to pick up again. At the end of the day, while I’m not thrilled with every storyline going on these days, I’ll take the Valentini/Carlivati version of GH over the Farren-Phelps/Guza version any day of the week. If that regime were left in charge, GH would have probably been long gone by now.

Brenda
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Brenda

This whole Franco redemption is just bad writing and is hogging too much screen time. Nothing about this storyline is making me want to watch. Hopefully it will be over soon.

Chaz
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Chaz

Bringing back Franco was a poor idea. If they wanted RH to play a Quartermaine they had other options…Jimmy Lee Holt’s son, for instance. I like RH and always thought his portrayal of Todd on OLTL was entertaining. He could be flippant, sarcastic, mean but down deep there was a damaged soul seeking love. I also saw him on ATWT as Paul. Another great job in a role that had been recast many times. BUT,,,,I really feel that RC is writing Franco as Todd-lite. Too many similarities in the characters. And, having seen RH as ATWT’s Paul I know he… Read more »

KELLY&MICHAEL FAN
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KELLY&MICHAEL FAN

Todays episode of GH was bad 7/22/13

Franco was just bad!!!!!!!!

HE kidnapped a baby (DANIEL MORGAN)

Lizzie takin to him on the bridge WTF

Sam is a wonderful mother, but they didn’t let her search for her son?

The on the brightside was SILAS AND SAM

Was that episode a set for Roger Hawarth departure?

su0000
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su0000

Roger Hawarth is under 3yr contract and seems to be happy with GH/ABC and is going nowhere 🙂
It is possible you are seeing the recreation of Franco / old Franco leaving new Franco as a Q being born..

RH playing Franco will be nothing like Todd, that is the plan..
RH will own the new Franco character as his own, soon ..
Developing a new character takes time and RH is an excellent actor and will bring his own to his Franco!!!

I like Silas and Sam..

KELLY&MICHAEL FAN
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KELLY&MICHAEL FAN

I thought he got a prime time gig?

The fans was not happy about this episode

I still want SAM AND SILAS TO GET A ROMANCE+ A BABY!

KELLY&MICHAEL FAN
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KELLY&MICHAEL FAN

plus what is going on with Sam father

I’ve been 6 years! !!!!!!!!!!!!

And Sam has been kidnapped by

MANNY
FRANCO
FRANCO
THREATEN BY JERRY JACKS

DANIEL BEEN KIDNAPINED BY FRANCO BEFORE

WHEN CAN SAM HAVE SOME PEACE

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

In other words GH will be on for another three years? Then I say BRING IN ANOTHER writing / production team!

bj anafan
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bj anafan

Insulting everyone who disagrees with you is not going to change their opinion. It seems to me that there’s only 3 or 4 people here who seem to like the nuFranco and you keep replying to everyone’s posts and agreeing with each other. Look at the numbers!

boes
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boes

3 yr contract means less than the paper it’s printed on. Daytime actor “contracts” benefit the network far more than the actors. What it basically means is that ABC has the option to KEEP Howarth for three years, but they also can release him from that contract every six weeks. It always sounds better than it looks.
Much like this horrid Franco storyline must have before it actually started playing out…

ABC should be distributing nausea meds with each episode.

Libby
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Libby

I am a fan of Ron Carlivati. I think he has written the best of soap for a long time now. However, I have had trepidation about RH as a reincarnate “Franco” . Most of the #GH audience hated the orig “Franco” story and there has been stigma and a hate ever since. RH hasnt overcome it – no sense of great imagination from audience or Ron C. will overcome it. Now, “Franco” is trying to inhabtate the late Jason. It is too much. I say abandon “Franco”- give us back GH. RH is not worth the cost to GH… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Although I totally despised the Franco character and storyline presented by the previous actor, I am finding this latest chapter bearable. RoHo’s interpretation is laced with a humor and intricacy that James Franco’s was not…he was simply demented and evil….I found no entertainment value in his sickness. Therefore, I am willing to see what unfolds and how the new “Franco” is handled….I am still expecting some incredible twists and turns to this plot down the road….I do believe there is a method to the madness. While this latest incarnation may not be the direction I expected for Howarth when I… Read more »

janet
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janet

FrankenRon have ruined the show.At first they brought back the vets we missed,then when the ratings went up, they snuck in the OL3 and now its OLTL.I hate Todd no matter what name he is using he ruined ATWTs for me, I had to shut it off. Now we get todd times three.Not only is he on everyday he is on for most of the hour. I have gone back to the DVR so I can FF a lot. Ron is a smirky mean girl having the characters say nasty things about the other characters.OL was cancelled and if I… Read more »

Mad/hatter
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Mad/hatter

Janet do not know if you were ever a Jack Wagner/Frisco fan go read his twitter page concerning his visit to Port Charles. Very interesting.

janet
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janet

I did. I also liked Frisco and Felicia. If more of the actors came out and said the truth, maybe the fans wouldn’t be so ready to shut the show off. frisco was so disgusting to his daughters.. Georgie never met him did she. Maxie was dumped by mommy and Daddy. Mac was never given a child of his own or a family really. Then they had him drink the mob kool_aid and I didn’t care anymore. I was enjoying the show with the vets. Now I am complaining all the time.Ron has even turned Tracy a grown women into… Read more »

Mad/hatter
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Mad/hatter

Janet I have just watched hit & miss with GH working etc and that was before DVR’s just see it sometimes lunch breaks vacations etc but he was a lousy dad but this was all off screen he moved on to nighttime and the rest is history. Not watching now just catch a few minutes ever once in a while and I count on you guys to tell me if I should tune back in see no signs of it. The biggest problem I have with RC is his mockery with the Todd/Franco whoever he is now he thinks he… Read more »

bj anafan
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bj anafan

I can’t see that happening though. Ron’s now discovered that he can have RH acting like 2 people at once, talking to himself for half the show. I guess McSilas talking to his twin will be next and then we won’t need GH stars at all. or they’ll be reduced to props like Elizabeth. What a waste of a good actress!!

Gentry Ashmore
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Gentry Ashmore

It’s time for Frank and Ron to let go of Roger and Michael. Franco and Silas are ridiculous characters that are not enduring. Money would be better spent on Robert Scorpio, Kevin Collins, Sean and Tiffiny, Brenda and Jax. These are characters GH fans love. Roger and Michael are essential characters to OLTL in roles they were born to play. Todd and John act as they are going undercover to play Silas and Franco. It’s getting embarrassing and ratings are down. Kristen is the only one making a smooth transition. GH needs to let this go.

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KELLY&MICHAEL FAN

not Michael

Oh no!!!

I WOULD LIKE TO SEE MICHAEL EASTON AND KELLY MONACO TOGETHER!!

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Agreed. I would be happy for Silas to stay. Franco should go, yesterday. And take Kiki with him.

Nancy
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Nancy

I completely agree with your comment Gentry. Roger and Michael are acting like they are undercover . I am waiting for them to revert back to Todd and John at any minute and yes they are integral parts of OLTL.

Christy
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Christy

fine by me… then they can change crazy Franco into a real quartermaine… which is a different kind of crazy! bwahahahahaha also, Jason was changed by banging his head and then getting a tumor. So for Franco to have the same kind of tumor and having behavioural changes – trouble knowing right from wrong – Jason had some of the same problems (the nice hit man) – so it’s all good for me. the switch with Elizabeth being killed, and then not really being there at all was fun! I was curious why all these people talk about Jason’s tumor… Read more »

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Wilsnana

I like the redemption of Franco. It was very moving yesterday with Carly saving him from himself. It was very well done.

I will be very happy when Kiki and Michael learn the truth about Silas. It will be like the fourth of July. 🙂

Christy
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Christy

oh yeah! I loved all those scenes with Franco/Jason on the bridge, especially with Carly… watched that twice on Hulu.com and then watched it again on my DVD recording. Too bad he forgot he was “jason” by the next morning… would have liked more scenes like that with Carly.

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Speed up, build you very attractive! It is very simple way. Using these natural products and make you very attractive.

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GH’s Chad Duell and Y&R’s Courtney Hope Tie the Knot in Steampunk Style Wedding in Front of Castmates and Loved Ones

Overnight, images began to circulate, as well as plenty of congratulations abound, for General Hospital’s Chad Duell (Michael) and The Young and the Restless’ Courtney Hope (Sally) as the two officially became husband and wife on Saturday night.

As we previously reported, the couple were set for their nuptials this weekend, and from what has been posted, Chad and Courtney had a steampunk-themed and styled wedding, and both wore red.

Many of their castmates and colleagues were in attendance including: General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny,), Laura Wright (Carly), Wes Ramsey (Peter), Eden McCoy (Josslyn), Katelyn MacMullen (Willow), and series executive producer, Frank Valentini, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke), Annika Noelle (Hope), Patrika Darbo (Ex-Shirley) and Katrina Bowden (Flo), and The Young and the Restless’ Tracey Bregman (Lauren), Hunter King (Ex-Summer), and more.

The outdoor evening nuptials held in Malibu, California were shares on Courtney Hope’s Instagram story, and Laura Wright also posted several photos of the attendees on her IG.

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Pictured with Eden McCoy and Wes Ramsey, Wright enthused on the big night for her TV son, Chad Duell: “Tonight was an amazing night #TilDeath #GHBaby #Dope #Daytimefamily #steampunk”

In addition, Katherine Kelly Lang posted the first dance of newlyweds, Chad and Courtney, on her IG. 

Now, share your congratulations to Chad and Courtney via the comment section below.

 

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Stars React to Alec Baldwin Fatally Shooting Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins & Injuring Director, Joel Souza, In Prop Gun Mishap On Set of ‘Rust’

UPDATED: Over the last 24 hours, the entertainment world has been stunned, by the horrific incident that took place on the set of the western drama Rust, while it was shooting scenes in New Mexico.

What is known is that Alec Baldwin (Ex-The Doctors, Knots Landing) discharged a prop gun that killed Director of Photography, Halyna Hutchins and injured director, Joel Souza.  The film also stars Frances Fisher (Ex-Edge of Night) and Jensen Ackles (Ex-Days of our Lives). Baldwin is also a producer on the film.

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According to Variety, the prop gun contained a “live single round,” according to an email sent by IATSE Local 44 to its membership.

On Friday, Alec Baldwin made a statement via Twitter on his Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation Twitter feed, expressing: “There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

Yesterday, The Sante Fe Sheriff’s Departments originally shared that “Hutchins, 42, and Souza, 48 were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin.  Ms. Hutchins was transported, via helicopter, to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel. Mr. Souza was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical center where he was undergoing treatment for his injuries. This investigation remains open and active. No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives.”

This morning, Frances Fisher revealed in a twitter conversation with Patricia Arquette, that director Joel Souza had been released from the hospital.  Meanwhile, photographs of a distraught Baldwin emerged following the shooting.

Photo: New Mexican

The news of the Baldwin prop gun incident, isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Jon-Erik Hexum was killed on October 18, 1984, on the set of the TV show Cover Up when he accidentally shot himself in the head with a gun loaded with blanks. Then, in 1993, Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, died from a prop gun accident on the set of The Crow by a cast member.

As the news made its way through the entertainment community and mainstream news, several soap stars shared their reactions to the fatal shooting accident.

General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan) expressed: “Feeling so sad for everyone involved in the tragedy on the #RustMovie set. I do know the film was staffed with experienced, thoughtful professionals. Please, let’s wait until we have the facts. Nothing positive will come from passing judgement or casting aspersions before then.”

General Hospital and Dynasty’s Emma Samms (Holly, Fallon) shared on her friend Jon-Erik Hexum’s death: This AWFUL tragedy on #Rust is unfathomable to me. If all on-set protocols were being adhered to, how, on earth, could it have happened? After what happened to Brandon Lee and my dear friend Jon-Erik Hexam, the firearm protocols became incredibly strict. I was told (when I was with him at the hospital afterwards) that Jon-Erik had been working with a completely empty gun all morning. A blank (still very dangerous) was loaded and then immediately there was a delay. Exhausted, he was allowed to fall asleep – loaded gun in hand. hey woke him, but there was immediately another delay. Jon-Erik put the gun to his head, forgetting it now contained a blank, (because he had just woken up) and jokingly pulled the trigger. He was not the kind of person to play around with a loaded gun. #fortherecord”

We will continue to post reactions and update this story.

What are your thoughts on the fatal shooting on the set of Rust? Comment below.  How can this not happen again, so everyone is safe in this working environment when ‘dangerous’ props are called for or used to make a movie or a TV show?

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Courtney Hope Gets Marriage Advice From Her Y&R Co-Stars Ahead of Her Wedding to GH’s Chad Duell

This weekend, The Young and the Restless Courtney Hope (Sally), is set to walk down the aisle and marry the love of her life, General Hospital’s Chad Duell (Michael).  The nuptials are to take place this Saturday, October 23rd according to the wedding planner Zola.

Ahead of the popular soap duo’s vows, Courtney asked some of her Y&R co-stars advice, but as their characters in a very cute Instagram video on The Young and the Restless IG account with the accompanying text: “Marriage advice you don’t normally hear… as told by the #YR stars 😉 A special thank you to our real-life bride-to-be @TheCourtneyHope for asking! 😂”

Participating are: Peter Bergman (Jack), Amelia Heinle (Victoria), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Mishael Morgan (Amanda), Christian LeBlanc (Michael, Eileen Davidson (Ashley), Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe), and Christel Khalil (Lily).

In terms of advice, Amelie Heinle told Hope, “As Victoria Newman, I would say that you need to marry a man that is not going to be around for very long, and especially if he has a lot of money.”

Christel Khalil offered up some Lily marital suggestions: “Don’t let your husband let you think that he’s dead and that you’ve slept with a ghost!”

As for Courtney and Chad, the couple had been dating for five years, and this past Valentine’s Day, they became engaged.

Please share your well-wishes to Courtney and Chad as they embark on their life together via the comment section below, and let us know what you think of the marital advice given to Hope from the citizens of Genoa City.  

You can check out the video below, and then take a look back at our interview with the duo on the red carpet back at the 46th annual Daytime Emmys Awards.

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