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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Bradford Anderson's Finale! An Emotional Spinelli Says,"Goodbye My Maximista!"

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We heard from so many fans on social media yesterday that they were touched and reaching for the hankies during the final scenes between Spinelli and Maxie during the last episode of Bradford Anderson’s (Spinelli) on General Hospital!

In it, Spinelli brings baby Connie, now going to be named baby Georgie, to see Maxie (Kirsten Storms) one last time before they leave for Portland.  Due to Ellie’s  (Emily Wilson) work schedule, the couple has to leave tonight.   Thus, paving the way for the emotional final scenes between Spinelli and Maxie, played to perfection (for years ) by Kirsten Storms and Anderson.

GH pulled at the viewers emotional heartstrings by giving us the montage of the relationship over the years of Spixie!  The duo even have a true heart to heart about their feelings for each other,  and how their friendships changed their lives.  Spinelli says Maxie is the first girl he truly ever loved.  And with that, they share a kiss!   However, Maxie realizes that kiss is not going to change the course of what is happening now.  Spinelli is leaving to be with Ellie, and for now have sole custody of baby Georgie until the judge re-addresses Maxie’s parental rights six months from now.

But the real kick in the gut, that surely opened the floodgates for long time fans of the couple, was when Spinelli says that Maxie, “Will always have a piece of his heart.”   That is followed by Maxie giving the two ballet slipper Christmas ornaments that were hers and her sister, Georgie’s when they were babies.   She tells Spinelli she wants her daughter to have them.   He replies he will take one, and that she should keep one when for when she shares Christmas with their baby.    And then came the final goodbye in the doorway when Spinelli says one last time to Maxie, “Goodbye my Maximista!”  Kudos to Bradford Anderson and Kirsten Storms for giving GH viewers one goodbye they will never forget!

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Watch the final scenes below courtesy of GHloveTV! Then, let us know, what did you think about Spinelli and Maxie’s final scenes?  Were you choked up? Did you shed some tears?

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Greta
Greta

Such beautiful scenes. KS and BA really gave them their all. I’ll miss Spixie, it was such a unique and enjoyable pairing. Kudos to the writers for an amazing sendoff episode. The montage was amazing.

dawnhaze
dawnhaze

I agree.

heidi
heidi

I agree completely…Greta!

paula thomas
paula thomas

I will miss Spinelli..a great charactgger played to perfection by Anderson

mary
mary

i AGREE.. Bradford played Spinelli w lots of heart, humor and sensitivity. He is one of my favorites. What will Maxie and us do w/o him.

mary
mary

Ron and Frank, please don’t crash the plane on the way to Portland. I will not forgive you for that.

heidi
heidi

Agree completely…Paula and Mary!!! I am going to miss Bradford playing Spinelli… he is sheer perfection!!!

avril_lee
avril_lee

Loved the montage… great tribute to Spixie and all of their various hair styles!
So sad to see Bradford Anderson go… can’t imagine GH without him!

Bonnie
Bonnie

Just reading this again, brought tears to my eye’s. You get it Micheal

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

I dont know about Ellie but im certain Spin might agree to some guest appearances in the future when Maxi is allowed visitation rights to the baby…unless Ellie and Spin end up missing after a plane crash and the baby, who survives, is eventually returned to Maxi!

Jeff
Jeff

Expertly played by both actors; BRAVO!

brian
brian

Was done so well and will miss both Ellie and Spenilli… just hope Bradford doesn’t show up on the Y & R !

Elite advisors
Elite advisors

OMG! PLease don’t even put that into the universe…. look at what they did to Michael Muhney…

I am already lobbying for MM to go to GH….. maybe even as lucky Spencer??!

carol
carol

I wish they had given them an entire segment for the goodbye. They really deserved it. Will miss Spin and Ellie very much.

Lin
Lin

they should have given him at least two days to say goodbye to all his friends. He was cheated, and so were we.

wayne r harrison
wayne r harrison

I,m goin’ to miss Spinelli,he was 1 cool character n bradford anderson,played him,so very well

Ces
Ces

Thanks GH for giving us a montage. Touching scene and Bradford Anderson is so talented and will be sorely missed. I hope he returns in SOAPtime 6 months and reunites with Maxie and Connie. Sad …. :'(

jp
jp

Bravo GH. Yet another brillant episode added to a year of brillance.

su0000
su0000

It was a heartfelt goodbye..
It was emotional for Bradford Anderson and Kirsten Storms.
Both were feeling their personal ‘goodbye moment’, the tears were not from acting………………………imo

CarolB
CarolB

I will dearly miss Spinelli, he brought such great acting to GH. He and Maxie made a great fairytale couple. I wished they could have had their “happilly ever after” and stayed with the show. Anxious to see what is in store for Maxie now on GH. Good bye Spinelli may you may you leave many more great footprints for all of us to enjoy!!!!

rachie
rachie

That scene made all the woman in my family tear up and funny thing is none of us liked spinnelli when he first came on now we all hate to see him go!

Cheryl
Cheryl

I love Spinelli. He is the most unique actor I have ever seen. He is the whole package. He is funny, dramatic, emotional, believable, unique, I could go on and on and anybody that has watched him knows what I am saying is the truth. He will not be replaced. Bradford played him as only he can do. I keep losing what I love about daytime television, eventually there will be nothing left worth watching. Blessings to you Bradford in all that you do, you will be missed.

dawnhaze
dawnhaze

Well said.

heidi
heidi

Agree completely… Cheryl!!!

Texas bloom
Texas bloom

I totally agree with all you said.
Daytime television is losing it’s hold. Not so sure I’ll record the show to watch later anymore. Not a good move for them to do this……

kaffe
kaffe

BA and KS had a wonderful send off…

I had a tear in my eye….

Ron wrote a good piece….

But it makes me think of SB send off

Lin
Lin

I thought the show was great. Bradford Anderson and Kirsten Storms did a great job. The scenes were excellent. That said, why or why did GH rush this exit. I am very unset about that. Spinelli (and Bradford) should have been allowed several days to leave town and say goodbye to his friends. Since Ellie was flying, she did not need his help. He has many, many friends in Port Charles and things to take care of before he would leave. I’m sure he has things, money in the bank, etc. This was ridiculously fast. Reminds me of a scene I just saw on soapnet where Marcie and Michael leave LLanview in a day. What on earth were the powers to be thinking when they decided to get rid of Spinelli. Yes, there were some great episodes and drama. But I’m angry they got rid of the character. The plane better not crash.

su0000
su0000

Someday we will see Spin again 🙂
FV and RC do not kill off charterers of ‘value’ ….
He didn’t kill’
Faison (no way is he dead)
Jerry
Heather
SB left, no body
Anyway.. FV and RC do not kill-off the great ones..
Robin was killed because KMc wanted to be killed-off, but yet FV and RC could let her be dead (what a shame) and kept her alive..
so, Spin might very well return someday.. 🙂

Theresa
Theresa

I really hate it when the characters leave the soap, I love Spinelli, maybe he will return without Ellie and him and Maxie will get back together

Elite advisors
Elite advisors

Really liked the way he grew into a real ‘man’ over the years…. hope they give it some time and lure him back with a terrific story once Kristen comes back from her maternity leave!

They somehow “work” as a couple

dawnhaze
dawnhaze

One of the only couples I love on General Hospital. I always looked forward to their scenes together.

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

I will SO miss Spixie! That baby is adorable! Down the road we can hope for an off screen split of Ellie and Damian and a return to Port Charles of Spinelli and Georgie. 🙂

heidi
heidi

I am so very sad to have Bradford leaving… I love the character Spinelli and I adore Kirsten’s character Maxie. Am a huge SPIXIE fan and am so sad we are not gooing to get SPIXIE again. Bradford is so very talented and I am happy for him if this is what he wants. I will miss Spinelli incredibly!

Bradford did a stunning job on Monday’s show… as did Kirsten!!! Whoever did the montage of SPIXIE made me very happy… there were two scenes from one of my favorite shows… 12/23/08… the Spinelli/Maxie and Santa episode… that I will be watching before Christmas as it is soooooo good!

I hope Bradford comes back with Georgie in the near future!!!

As for Emily’s character Ellie… she did a very good job… but I couldn’t root for her because I wanted SPIXIE back again!!!

I wish Bradford and Emily the best of luck and hope they find work very soon!!!

west virgina fan
west virgina fan

Wow.
This is the way to do a send off. Wanting more, but all that a scene could be. And and an open door for the future. And a reminder that friendships is the core of any relationship and can even survive soap opera twists and turns.

bj anafan
bj anafan

That was a fantastic goodbye scene, very moving and gut wrenching. It’s just too bad that we have to lose an actor of Bradford’s calibre but I can understand his leaving. these actors have to earn a living. They can’t be put on the back burner for months at a time and hope to support a family.

M Thomas
M Thomas

I think the finial moment was great. This year has been very hard for me. I loved Connie and now she is gone. What are you all thinking? Bring them back. Good Luck to All and Thank you for sharing your lives with us. I have really enjoyed you.

Texas bloom
Texas bloom

I have watched GH forever. Spinelli and Maxie have been one of my favorite couples. I can’t believe Bradford is leaving. The characters had such a fairytale love and always hoped they would get back together.

Charday
Charday

Sorry to see him go. As someone who “found” GH again Nov. 2012 after years of not watching, his character was new to me and took a while to appreciate. But later, I did and now I will miss Spinelli.

Veronica
Veronica

What was the name of the song and artists who sang when Maxie and Spinelli were looking back on their relationship?

May
May

Yes, please someone, what is the name of that beautiful, touching song. And who sand it? Please answer………

PA Fan
PA Fan

I just loved Maxi and Spinelli together and am really going to miss them. They were the ones I always looked forward to watching and was so sad when Ellie came along. I think she did a great job but I could never root for them because I wanted Spixie to be together.
Kirsten and Bradford did an amazing job with the final scene. Just wish he wouldn’t be leaving.

Belle Farmer
Belle Farmer

I very much liked Spinelli and very sorry to see him leave, but this new Spenelli, I didn’t like him on DOOL and I like him even less playing Spenelli’s part on GH.

Belle Farmer
Belle Farmer

I loved Spenelli playing that part. The new guy I didn’t like on DOOL. Like him even less on GH.

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GH’s Roger Howarth Chats On Shifting From Franco To Drew & The Stunning Story Twist

In one of the most intriguing plots of 2019, General Hospital’s Franco Baldwin was morphed into Navy SEAL Andrew Cain following a harrowing mind-mapping procedure. In all went down thanks to Shiloh (Coby Ryan McLaughlin) and Dr, Cabot (Time Winters), taking the life and memories of Drew (Billy Miller) from his flash drive and transferring them into Franco’s brain, wiping out his past and his present.  That followed the tearjerker moment, when Franco sacrificed himself to free his kidnapped stepson, Cameron (William Lipton) from the twisted procedure; that could have left the teenager with Drew’s memories or even in a vegetative state.

The recipient of this storyline – and who would be taking on another persona in his storied daytime drama career – is none other than Roger Howarth.  The Daytime Emmy- winning actor is no stranger to changing fictional identities on GH.  Howarth, played OLTL’s Todd Manning over in Port Charles, later switching to Franco (previously played by James Franco) following the legal dispute between ABC and Prospect Park.

Last week, viewers got their first glimpse of Howarth taking on the traits of Drew circa 2012, and in short order, it has caused emotional upheaval for Franco’s wife, Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst), Drew himself, Jason (Steve Burton), and Kim (Tamara Braun)… and that’s just for starters.

Michael Fairman TV chatted with Roger as he started his journey transforming his work from playing Franco to Drew and the challenges it presents, plus the ripple effect the change will have on the canvas for many of the characters.  In addition for One Life to Live fans, Roger chats about his appreciation for his time on that iconic series in a candid, self-effacing, and special conversation.  Here’s what Howarth shared:

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When you were told that they were going to put Drew’s memories into Franco, what was your initial reaction to learning that news?  Did you think it was a great twist?

ROGER:  Yeah, I think it’s a great idea.  I really do.  Good story needs a lot of things, and this checks a lot of the boxes.  It brings people together; it provides obstacles.  There are a lot of places this could lead to.  I just think it’s really smart and interesting.  I look forward to it a lot, and I can already tell by what I have shot thus far that it’s going to be fun.

If this story is written well, what has happened to Franco will be life-altering and crucial to so many people’s lives in Port Charles.

ROGER:  What I like about it, and this isn’t lip service, is that it’s a great story because it affects a lot of people.  Those are the good stories.  Elizabeth has got to deal with this, the boys have to deal with this, Scotty’s (Kin Shriner) got to deal with it, Jason is confused by this information, and now this person in interacting with Drew, and Kim, and Shiloh.  All of the sudden, the canvas is interacting completely differently.  So, I think the writers are having fun with this as well.

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Then, there is also the character of Kim played by Tamara Braun, who Drew shares a past with.  It will be interesting to see how that relationship plays out, we already witnessed Franco’s Drew instantly smitten and attracted to her.

ROGER:  Yes, the person in this body is running under a certain set of assumptions that no one else shares.  So, yes, it’s confusing to everybody, I am sure, including Kim.

Do you see Franco eventually flipping back and forth, and having personality traits of both he and Drew?

ROGER:  No.  One hundred percent, no, and that provides a real obstacle with a couple like Franco and Elizabeth.  They are always looking for obstacles to prove to the audience that these two people really do care about one another, and that’s the purpose of a story like this.  I’m guessing and hoping that it will provide the character of Elizabeth with a particular objective because it would be nice to see Becky be able to play all of those beats.

Right, and to have to fight for something…

ROGER:  Yes, it’s very tragic.  This is a character that is accustomed to tragedy, and to see Becky play the role of Elizabeth dusting herself off, trying to get what she wants is going to be really cool.

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The tragic twist had Franco saving Cameron from winding up with Drew’s memories and being the vessel for Shiloh to use.  What did you think about how Franco sacrificed himself in order to protect Elizabeth’s son?  It was quite heroic.

ROGER:  I think the other beautiful part of this is that this was motivated by love.  I don’t see it as heroic.  I think as an actor, you’re always looking for the heart of the story, and the writers made it really simple.  He does this because he loves this kid.  Yeah, they’ve had their ups and downs, and they are struggling to figure out how they can get along, and they have a lot of things that they feel about one another, but push actually did come to shove, and I think that the character of Cameron is going to be deeply affected by that.

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This now puts Franco deep within Shiloh’s storyline and past with Drew, because Shiloh desperately wants a key piece of information locked in Drew’s memories.  So, in theory, this kind of ranks among one of the better stories you’ve probably ever gotten to tell in your daytime career.  Everyone is hoping that it lives up to its expectations in the execution of it on-air.

ROGER:  It is certainly a high concept story.  It’s asking a lot of the audience.  So far, we’re all in.  It’s a good cast.  I work with really good actors, so I’m not worried.  It is asking the audience to suspend disbelief for sure.  The good stories do.  I think Erika Slezak (Viki) on One Life to Live, getting to play Dissociative Identity Disorder as Niki and Viki that was a large ask.  She never blinked.  She did everything that was asked.  I’m trying to follow her example.

Exactly, and she played more characters.  She had more alters after that.

ROGER:  (Laughs)  Yeah!  She’s better at this than I am.  I’m having trouble with the one. (Laughs)

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What do you think about how Scott and Franco’s relationship will be affected, now that he is in essence “Drew”?

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ROGER:  There’s no part of that relationship that hasn’t changed because there is no Franco.  Franco is not around … Franco has left the building.

He is a completely new person for all intent and purposes.

ROGER:  For sure.  This soldier doesn’t appreciate being called by somebody else’s name.  He is not compassionate to the people who mistake him for this somewhat tortured art therapist that he no longer is.

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What is also interesting is that this should put you right into conflict and scenes with Steve Burton, because now you are essentially playing Jason’s twin.

ROGER:  Yes.  For me, as an actor, to get a chance to work with Steve, and to play a like-minded person, is intimidating frankly, but it’s exciting.

Also, the audience knows how Franco and Jason are such enemies, and now, he is really in his mind his twin.  

ROGER:  Yeah, Franco sees in many shades of gray and other colors, and from what I can tell, Franco as Drew sees the world much simpler.  He thinks more clearly, he finishes his sentences, he thinks before he speaks, he knows what he is going to say.  His point of view does not waiver.  He is determined.

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That’s got to be so exciting for you to get to play after all of Franco’s psychological baggage and issues.

ROGER:  I’ve got to say, it’s been a bit of a challenge for me to play someone with a different set of speech patterns and who stands differently.  Because Drew thinks and feels differently about everything; his body is the same, but his body is behaving differently, and it speaks differently, and he thinks at a different tempo.  They’ve been very patient on set giving me chances to do it badly, so far. (Laughs)  It’s not uncommon for me to get halfway through a scene and to have to start over.   I am essentially figuring it out as we go along.   I am very appreciative of the fact that they have been giving me a few extra takes to try and figure out how this guy stands.  He relates to people with a different set of space and time.  It’s cool.  It’s a cool set of puzzles.  It’s been really fun.  I’m a lucky guy.

When I first learned of the story twist, I was like, “Oh! Roger will be great in this.”  

ROGER:  I don’t know, man.  I could be stinking it up pretty badly. (Laughs)  I think there’s a trap as an actor who has been asked to play twins, and the trap is that this guy is only acting the way that he acts.  The trap is frankly to act too much because the audience is being told that he is a different person.  If I go too far to try to demonstrate that he is a different person, then it slips into parody or overacting.  Over the years, I have definitely been guilty of overacting, so, I’m a little frightened of it. (Laughs)  I don’t like the way it feels.  I know how it feels to go too far.  I have been getting notes like, “You could pull it back a little bit.”  (Laughs)  It’s pretty funny.

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In the past, I have heard you say you’d rather go to work and feel unsettled about what you are asked to play.  Does that still hold true?

ROGER:  For sure!  I’d rather go to work and leave my job knowing that it was terrible and that I get to come back the next day and make it a little better.  The best thing about daytime is how much it will stretch you and pull you and ask as much of it as you are willing to put in.

Now speaking of Franco, what did you think about the wedding reception on the yacht with Elizabeth?  Did you think that was a nice payoff for Friz fans? 

ROGER:  Yes, for sure.  I thought it was a really sweet culmination to a sweet story about these two people finding one another.  I’m glad they incorporated a large part of the cast.  It was a really good idea.

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What did you think of how all of Elizabeth’s boys (Cameron, Aiden and Jake) performed a song for Franco and their mom at the reception, and how Franco relates to all of them?

ROGER:  I think it was a really important story point, and it was nice, and it was easy to play.  They’re really good kids, and they’re also terrific people.

Franco really stepped up as a stepdad to Aiden, who had been bullied at school.  I loved the cooking scene, where Franco was baking with Aiden.  What do you think about their relationship?  I love that Franco is being very understanding.

ROGER:  I think he’s trying to be understanding.  I don’t think he’s really great at it.   I think he’s a human being just trying to figure out how to make the best use of his time here, just like the rest of us.

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General Hospital needed a big jolt with an umbrella story like this that turns the canvas a bit upside down.  How does it feel to be at the epicenter of it?

ROGER:   I really don’t think I’m the center of the story.  I’m not even kidding.  The story is that this piece of information is worn on the shoulders of Franco, but the people who are most effected by that piece of information are Kim and Elizabeth.

It will be interesting to see what the reaction is like from the GH audience.  You’re not on social media.  Will you check out what they are saying … or the feedback?

ROGER:  I’m not on social media.  But, I believe there is a guy whose job it is to track that initial criticism/support.  I think it is kind of cool that we will get real-time reviews, you know what I mean?  I actually thought about that because with the character of Franco, it took us a while to figure out who the guy was.  There was a lot of blonde hair and some missed cues, and we weren’t sure which relationship would be featured, whether it would be Franco and Ava (Maura West), or whether he would wind up in Carly’s (Laura Wright) arena again.  It took a while to figure out the best way to put that guy in the canvas, and I imagine that it will happen again.  I didn’t dye my hair for this, but I did cut it. (Laughs)

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How was working with Billy Miller in this storyline twist?  Were you there on his last day on set?

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ROGER:  Yes, I worked with Billy not on his last day, but on his last show.  He was remarkable with dignity and with class, and I wish him all the best.  He did a great job.  He is a good actor.  I’m sure he will find somewhere to go be an actor.

Throughout your soap career, has there been a story that you initially pooh-poohed, but when you did it, you thought, “Oh, this is great!”

ROGER:   There was a story when Carly and Franco were together, and they wrote a story where Franco gave Carly a gift that wound up being a camera…

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The evil-eye necklace!

ROGER:  Yes, this small seeing rye.  I just thought, every time Franco would come in and say something like, “Oh, you’re wearing the necklace.  It’s so beautiful,” while we were doing it, I was like, “Wow.  The audience is really going to hate this.” (Laughs)  However, my real-time Twitter is the subway, and while it was airing, I got on the train and sat next to this really amazing fan, who just told me how much she loved that story, and I was honestly surprised and pleased.  I am often wrong, and it doesn’t surprise me now when I am wrong  … because I was really wrong then.

You mentioned Franco with Ava which was a potential pairing. I think you and Maura West have always had great chemistry together on screen.

ROGER:  Yes, she’s a pretty great actor.  She’s great with everybody.

She is.  You knew Maura’s work first when she was at As the World Turns, while you were there, also?

ROGER:  I didn’t know her well at As the World Turns, but I knew who she was.  She’s a hard worker, and Jack (Michael Park) and Carly always had a lot to do.  She was pretty focused when she was there, but I spoke to her.  I didn’t feel like I got to know her until I got to work with her on GH.

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Last month on July 15th would have been the 51st anniversary of One Life to Live. I saw a lot of people commenting and remembering the show on social media that day. I put together four photos on a post I made about that show featuring some of the remarkable actors who were a part of it.  From there, I received hundreds of comments of how people were just missing the series, the characters, and actors they loved in it, including you.  When you look at the list of people from yourself to Judith Light, to Robin Strasser, Bob Woods, and of course Erika Slezak – it’s such an unbelievably talented group who spent time in Llanview.  Do you ever think about what an incredible experience that was, and how the fans still miss that show so much?

ROGER:  All the time.  I mean, I’m a lucky guy.  I think it really was a special building to work in, and the people who we are talking about: Erika (Viki), Bob (Bo), Robin (Dorian), and Phil Carey (Asa), and Clint Richie (Clint), and John Loprieno (Cord), the people who made it possible for me to work there set an environment and a tone that made it a really special place.  It was a really good cast, like you said, and there was a lot of opportunity for them to write a really cool story.  I wasn’t a part of the AIDS quilt storyline, but to realize that they told a story like that and incorporated that into our show was wonderful.

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Such an amazing story and One Life was telling socially relevant and important issues of our time, always.

ROGER:  I can’t say for certain, but I do believe that the original concept of the Todd, Marty (Susan Haskell), and Powell (Sean Moynihan) storyline was kind of supposed to be initially an effort to bring awareness to a horrible, violent crime.  That was a long time before the #MeToo movement.  I think it was a show where the writers had a social conscious as well and really brought awareness to a lot of different things.  That’s a great legacy and something that show should be very proud of.

Once the character of  Todd Manning took off on One Life, and how they found ways to redeem him, and how it spoke to how much the network, the show, and the audience responded to your performances, did you ever feel you had a bit of a safety net as an actor, or were you like, “I’m going to be fired tomorrow?”

ROGER:  This is truth: I am so grateful to have a job, and I don’t take anything for granted.  I don’t think anybody is safe in this business.  I just don’t.  I just don’t think anybody gets to say that they’ve arrived.  I just did a roundtable, and I shared this with people who have a lot more clout and opportunity than I do – that actors are by nature, the good ones, are aware that every day that you get to go to work is a privilege, and don’t waste it.

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In soaps, for the most part, when someone is stepping into someone else’s role as a recast, or actor who played one role is changing to another, there seems to be this reactionary period of adjustment, and then, there is acceptance from the audience over time … unless you really stink it up  … as you say. (Laughs)

ROGER:  Here’s the thing, and this is why I think this is such a great idea, it’s not about me playing this part, it’s about how Elizabeth, who has been on this show for twenty-something years gets to react to it, and giving her the ball.  It’s flashy that Franco is Drew, but it is really and Elizabeth/Kim story.  I may be the one overacting and stinking it up, but it’s theirs. Do you know what I mean?  It’s not my story.

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What do you want to say to the fans about this new “role” you are taking on at General Hospital?

ROGER:  I want to say that I really do appreciate the fans.  Here is the thing, they’re down for everything.  I hope they’re down for this.  It’s a big ask, but I really hope that they like it.

So, what do you think of Roger as Andrew Cain thus far and how the storyline is beginning to take shape?  Are you excited to see how Franco becoming Drew (through the mind-mapping procedure) shakes up the canvas? Do you hope Drew returns to be Franco sooner than later? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Franco Looks In The Mirror … And Believing He Is Drew Kisses Kim

This week on General Hospital, viewers have seen that when Franco (Roger Howarth) awoke from his mind-mapping implantation  (thanks to Shiloh and Dr Cabot) he woke up saying that he is “Drew Cain”.  Thus, as far we know, Franco now carries the life and memories of Drew from 2012 and back, and as of now, has no trace of Franco’s memories.

When Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) and Drew (Billy Miller) try to make Franco understand in his confusion what transpired,  Liz brings a mirror to Franco to see his face, which makes this all the more terrifying for him.  Liz insists to him that she is wife, but he tells her that he is sorry but he does not recognize her.  Franco insists he is going to leave town and Drew asks him to please stay put, as Liz promises that they can reverse what happened to him.  But can Liz really promise that?

Later, Scorpio (Tristan Rogers) fills Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Jason (Steve Burton) in on what happened and how Franco now was implanted with Drew’s memories, which leaves them stunned.  That means Franco, who is one of the people Jason loathes most in the world – now believes he is Jason’t twin brother.

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Meanwhile, as Kim (Tamara Braun) and Julian (William deVry) prepare to leave Port Charles for Manhattan and start live anew, (so Kim can not be haunted by her life in Port Charles from the recent death of her son, Oscar) things are about to make a shocking turn … for her.

Back at GH, Liz is upset when Franco decides he must get out of his hospital room.  Liz is scared he will just skip town knowing he feels he has no ties there.  Drew reassures her that because he is a version of him, the pull will be way too strong for him to exit Port Charles.

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Kim is now at the hospital getting ready to turn in her resignation letter and runs into Franco.  He recognizes her and calls her “Kim!” You can tell he is quite smitten with her.  Kim is not sure why Franco is acting that way.  She announces she is leaving Port Charles to which he says he is going to come with her. She sees he has a hospital ID bracelet on, so she thinks something has happened.  Just then, Franco tells her about the first time Drew Cain and her met up! This shocks Kim  … and the next thing you know … he moves in for a major kiss and lip-lock as Drew and Liz look on.

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So, what do you think of the story turn thus far that has Franco now with Drew’s memories and with no trace of Franco? Share your thoughts on the twist via the comment section below!

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Constance Towers Returns To GH As Helena Cassadine … But Just How Does She Appear?

Now, any General Hospital fan knows that if there is skullduggery and evil going down, Helena Cassadine (whether dead or alive) is usually somehow involved when it comes to the lives of certain people in Port Charles.

And … some major storyline news from TV Line reveals that on next Monday’s August 19th episode of the ABC soap opera, Constance Towers reprises her role as the evil one herself … Helena!

Apparently, look for Helena to appear in a flashback with none other than Shiloh (Coby Ryan McLaughlin) and about Drew Cain’s time in Afghanistan.  That scene might hold a key to just what Shiloh wants now that he has implanted Drew’s memories into Franco (Roget Howath), thanks to Dr. Cabot’s work.  But could what is revealed also relate to the story that will see Billy Miller (Drew) exit the canvas later this month? Stay tuned.

Viewers last saw Helena alive in story until November of 2016, but then she was part of Jake’s hallucinations that were a part of the chimera storyline that climaxed at the Nurses’ Ball back in May of 2017.

So what do you think Helena’s presence in a flashback will reveal? And, who is ultimately having that flashback? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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