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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Jason Gets The Quartermaines Control Of ELQ: Michael Back In Charge, Tracy Has Some Kind Words!

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On Thursday’s episode of General Hospital, Jason (Billy Miller) brings the Quartermaine family some good news. He has wrestled control of  ELQ away from Nikolas Cassadine (Tyler Christopher)!

How he did it he won’t reveal exactly to the family, but as viewers know Jason has some mighty explosive information that would put Nikolas behind bars if he didn’t sell over all the stocks.  Those stocks combined now give controlling interest back to the company that the late Edward built.

Jason with Sam in tow (Kelly Monaco) stop by Tracy’s (Jane Elliot) hospital room to inform her of the latest developments, and with Monica (Leslie Charleson) and Michael (Chad Duell) all gathered around explains that he bought the shares of ELQ from Nikolas.  With a mighty assist from Diane (Carolyn Hennesy), the shares are now back along with Edward’s wishes and instructions to run the company.  When Tracy questions Jason and if he plans on running the compan, Jason says he has decided he is putting Michael in charge.  Michael is elated, and so is Monica.

And in the most touching moment of the episode, and played by the brilliance of Jane Elliot, Tracy softens for a moment. With tears in her eyes, she says to Jason (as he is about to exit her room):   “Jason, wait!  When you rejected the Quartermaine name you turned your back on the family, and you broke your grandfather’s heart, and I am not sure he ever really got over that.  But, I am fairly certain that at this exact moment he’s smiling at you.”   Jason is touched by Tracy’s words, but remains stoic.

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Later, Michael meets up with Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Carly (Laura Wright), and fills him on the ELQ transaction, and that he is going to be in charge of running the company.  He tells his parents that he is happy that the Quartermaines have their company back, and promises he is not going to denounce the Corinthos name this time around.  When alone with Sonny, Michael tells him he is proud to be a Corinthos, too.   Sonny also informs Michael that they captured Carlos (Jeffrey Vincent Parise), but Sabrina (Teresa Castillo) and her baby were nowhere to be found.  Michael seems to not be able to shake Sabrina and let it go, even at Sonny’s urging to do so.

So, are you happy that the Q’s have ELQ back?  What did you think of the moment when Tracy finally had some kind words for Jason?  Do you think Michael should be running the company?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Michelle
Michelle

I teared up at Tracy’s words to Jason. ♡ I like this mix of Jason Quest and Jason Morgan, he’s the best of both.

Michelle
Michelle

Jason Q. (Grrrr auto correct)

Timmm
Timmm

You may be on to something, Jason Quest could be his true identity!

Ghlover
Ghlover

Jason quest

Patrick
Patrick

I haven’t seen it yet…

I bawled… when right out of the blue… she tells Monica… “I Love You”

this Story Line… is Magic… yeah, posts have said … this story with the “worms” is a remake and/or retread

but Jane Elliott PLUS these heart LOAD of tearjerker is dam spill

and it’s not even in the context of : I thought I was going to die… or a make up for what a itch I’ve been….. LOL

it’s Tracy Quartermania

tears, cheer, heart , show stopper, back in charge with ELQ

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

I don’t think Tracy is being sentimental Patrick, I think the worms and or surgery affected her emotions. Either she actually feels more deeply or can’t stop herself from expressing them. Just as Jason’ surgery suppressed his emotions and “Stone Cold” was born, I think the opposite happened to Tracy.

Patrick
Patrick

@Rebecca

well said…

“… she actually feels more deeply or can’t stop herself from expressing them ”

that’s the phenom of the ACT

it’s marvel and riveting

show stopper

Ms. Tracy who minds her steely resolve

it’d be GREAT if … while in this story… to see a Man catch her EYE

at the very least… see her exhibit some emotion with Alice
i’m a couple eps back…. so… If I SEE any thing like… with Ned… i’m going to lose it

Rose
Rose

I’m with you with the Jason Q/Morgan mix. Will be interesting to see where he takes it.

Rose
Rose

Plus, I really loved The scene between Tracy and Jason when she thanks him. Jane Elliot is the best. It’s also nice that Michael is back to running ELQ. A couple of years ago who would have thought Jason, Michael and Tracy would be team Q.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I love Tracy. I love everything about her….I love that hard facade which hides a loving, sensitive heart..

tracey
tracey

Happy for Jason glad micheal running things again

JUDY K
JUDY K

JANE ELLIOT HAS TURNED IN SOME GREAT PERFORMANCES…I HOPE TO SEE ALOT MORE OF HER, JASON AND HOPEFULLY DR.FINN…..

Patrick
Patrick

well… at the very least… Nicholas doesn’t have to interact or “mix” with Jason or Sam.

i’ll let it go… blech, blah, snore, as it were any way…. Jason and Sam super sleuthing hot about town in their cutesy cutesy matching leather jackets…. excitable aren’t they

??? so now… Nicholas is left… with Hayden… acting all in charge with Curtis… over their blackmailing schemes ??? now that she can’t get control of ELQ… what will she be left with…. it’s time for her to hit the road….

I mean really… if her father… is a former GH character… ??? who really cares that she wants Nicholas MONEY to pay off he father debts ??? at Nicholas expense… he’s still under fire and threatened by Rachel ? this just doesn’t make sense… even if she has this “forensic” report from Curtis… he’s a former officer of the law… would his report hold up in a court of law ? just saying…

Nicholas my man…. MOVE ON

Melissa
Melissa

Agreed! Please, please do not return him to the mob! Still not liking JaSam though. Not quite sure how selling his shares to the Qs gets Nick off the hook with Hayden. Wouldn’t she still turn him in out of spite?

CeeCee
CeeCee

Oh, Melissa….because she loves him, don’t you know??
Maybe, Hayden realizes Nik was between a rock and a hard place. He had no choice?
However, Patrick does have a point. If Hayden goes to the cops with Curtis as her investigator, and becsuse of his probable ‘dark’ past; how much credence will he have?
Also, Nik can turn around and accuse her of blackmail…..what a travesty!!!! Damned if you do and damned if you don’t imbroglio.

Patrick
Patrick

THAT… is one beautiful token of appreciation.. and heartfelt tug coming from Tracy to Jason.

– yet, Jason remains stoic ”

ugh! he’s coming across as more blasé than anything… he’s not cold stone Steve Burton…

I actually miss Steve Burton… he spoke less…. and SO DID SAM…. Yikes ! enough

argh! the writing for this couple more than anything is making me cringe!

Sam and Jason… are not… Bonnie and Clyde… they are not the upwardly mobile above the law patriots… LOL

they are a flatline couple… with no steamy lack interest… no chemistry… just dullard

Ari
Ari

I agree, B Miller’s Jason is a bore. They should have kept him as Jake and made him the new person for Elizabeth. The reason why Jake and Liz was a bust was because from day one, we knew that they were not going to be end story and the writing went the direction of stirring him towards Sam from the get go. It was never truly a love story written for Jake and Liz. So how were the characters suppose to truly be invested in the story as if it was really written for them to win. Which was too bad, because I think they have more enjoyable chemistry. But alas, it was not to be. Instead we now have sanctimonious Jason and Sam, the do gooders and as you said, flatlined couple, and Jason the hero ! YAWNNN

Iakovos
Iakovos

I am hopeful this is a key moment when we note the GH ship is righting and current writers realize and see the importance of the Quartermaine family in the show’s legacy and future. So many of the family members have been dispatched when they should not have been. I do not want anymore resurrections but this seems a solid course correction. Now please grow from here!

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

I wouldn’t mind seeing AJ rise again..lol..he shouldn’t have left the building in the first place. Lol, maybe they can make his death a product of Tracy’s ” infestation”. They can say it was wishful thinking during the relish war and was just one long wish fulfillment dream. Now, she’/s cured…enter AJ alive and well back at the mansion. I know…a tad too far fetched. Ok, no it isn’t ie masks, aliens world freeze, hints at vampires. Maybe we have room for one more….

Harry
Harry

I totally concur, Rebecca.
I do adore Tracy and don’t mind her showing her softer side. But I would really like some good old fashioned bantering to transpire between Monica and Tracy.
I remember the good old days when Tracy screamed at Monica that she needs to go back to the gutters from whence she came.
Those were the good old days.
I would like Tracy to hook up with Doctor Mayo. Why? Because he barks at people the same way Edward did and Tracy still has Daddy issues. I could see him as the new patriarch of the house.

Timmm
Timmm

Mr. Fairman stepped in last week and ask us to be nice. I am going to be REAL nice here! The newest writers, Jean and Shelly promised stories, focus on the hospital and legacy characters. Ladies, you did it! Thank you! In the past you wouldnt have seen that scene with Tracy and the announcement the the Q’s got back ELQ. It would have only been mentioned and we would have never seen Tracy, Monica and Michael together. It was SO freakin great to see this scene. Some say Anthony Geary passed the torch to Sonny when he went off into the fog. No, I think Jane Elliot is the prize piece on GH. She was just amazing in the hospital with her feelings and emotions on getting back ELQ and humbling herself to tip her hat at Jason. The only thing different in that scene I had wished for is for Billy Miller to show SOME kind of emotions OR have him grab his head as he was leaving, fall to the ground and pass out. Calling Dr. Lizard, calling Dr. Lizard! Oh, he is passed out! Finn could be the one to pull Jason out of his fog and give him a true identity Thank you Jean and Shelly!

Fanny
Fanny

Nicely put about Jean & Shelly… Wrapping up older storylines, adding
a fresh outlook on mixing & matching unsuspecting characters together works.

Patrick
Patrick

it’s the funniest thing… Jason Quartermaine… has no personality

“has NO PERSON’ality”

he’s a Quartermaine with no wherewithal

he returned ELQ to…

???? is this… what? a pledge… a bit of move…

he’s stuck with Sam…. he’s stuck with Carly and Sonny

he’s just NOT present

what’s the point ? after all this time

Sam never had a moment…. Jason is just as lame… no trigger no means no IN the moment… just slay as the cutesy cutesy couple

what a waste of Billy Miller

jesus… just stick him now.. with Carly and Sam.. and end it all

be done with this part of GH

bye bye

Timmm
Timmm

Patrick, I agree with you 100 percent! Billy Miller is a good actor. The writers need to shift gears NOW before his contract is up and he wasted two years of his/our life! MAYBE by him being the one to get the shares back this is a step towards his Quatermaine roots? They better hurry!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Awwwww, my Timmmy. You are so sensitive and sentimental. Not too many men would show that side of themselves. Love it, Timmm, and I agree. I was just as pleased with the turn of events. Kudos to the writers.
I just wish that Michael would stop wearing two faces. Not very becoming. He turned his back on his real father and the Q name. He does not deserve to run ELQ for so many reasons.
Therefore, I do hope ‘the ladies’ will remedy that by showing Michael the error of his ways. Shine a light on it !!!!!!

Timmm
Timmm

Sweet Cee, thank you for the compliment, I dont hold anything back! Whether its sugar or spice, I dont think twice, I say it like it is and hopefully it comes out nice! But anyway, communication baby, if you cannot communicate feelings and emotions, people get hurt and thats no fun, enjoy life while you can! AND, I am enjoying the reemergence of the Quartermaines. I dont know why Michael gets front and center? Yes it was a gift from Jason BUT they havent been to close since Billy has been playing Jason. Why doesnt Tracy get to run the company? Bye baby!

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Timmm.
Hey, Timmmy,
I am stating a fact….just as you call ’em as you see ’em; so do I. You are the ‘bestest’ of the best.
And, yes, Tracy should run ELQ, albeit she contributed to its downfall by trusting Fluke.
I think she will not make the mistake of trusting a man again. I think she has become very cynical where men are concerned.
I also think her emotions are all over the place now….something is a-stir in that head of hers. So, perhaps ELQ should not be in her hands right now. Michael will need guidance. Can you imagine Sonny being that someone? There would definitely be an uprising.
Did Jason make a mistake by giving Michael this power? He was doing well before the Cassadine takeover. Once Tracy is herself again, I’m sure the writers will make it so that she and Michael can co-run the enterprise.
And, my Timmmy……to reply to your comment on the previous site…..I doubt Griffin and Liz will have a GO at love. He will be too busy with Maxie…..there is romance in the making. How lucky is she? Two masterpieces at her disposal. Oh, shucks !! I’d love to walk in her Jimmy Choos. Luv-ya!!

Shay
Shay

@Timmm….I always enjoy hearing your gentlemanly views! Yes, Luke was a real roue’ who probably never deserved the likes of Laura, and we should thank our lucky stars that she wasn’t reunited with him in the end. (Although what I was looking for was a respectful acknowledgement and fond farewell between former spouses/parents of two children, not necessarily a full-on rapprochement and resumption of a long-lost love, which Geary refused to give us….but that is now water under the bridge.)

Shay
Shay

Whoops! Sent too soon, there Timmster! To continue: Having said that, I’m absolutely thrilled that Laura has finally found a man worthy of her attentions and affections….it’s been a long time coming, when you consider she started with the once rather dreamy Scotty, then pivoted to Luke—with brief and not always willing, intervals of those Cassadines, Stavros and Stephan—back to Luke and lastly—and unsuccessfully—to that shyster Scotty again! Kevin is the perfect type of guy for her, and she is the right sort of woman for him….far better than that tawdry tramp, Lucy! I do so hope that they have a long and happy relationship, including, yes, marriage, and that they become the moral center of GH. That’s something this soap has needed for an absolute age, and those two would be the right couple to do just that. As for Luke’s less-than-stellar reputation—and track record—with the ladies, he may be the worst offender, but certainly not the only one to come out of Port Charles….one of my biggest problems with too many of the males on the current GH canvas is that they are total sleazeballs…Sonny, Ric, Dante, Scotty, Franco, Julian, Carlos, and now even Paul, for whom I had much higher hopes. They all make my skin crawl….as does the fact that their women have such low standards as to be willing to put up with them!

Fanny
Fanny

I like a kind and gentler Tracy…as long as she retains her strength.
LOVE the Laura and Kevin connection…hope it moves In a forward
and positive direction. Laura will probably also need his sage advice
when “they” discover what it is she Loved & Lost.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Hey, Fanny,
I am so happy for Laura….I hope this goes somewhere. I remember how everyone wanted Laura in a long-lasting and meaningful relationship. Kevin was one of the men mentioned. They are so at ease with each other. I like the prospect of a few more ‘sightings’ between these two. A bientot, ma chere.

Patrick
Patrick

yeah! adult…. means

a yearn of eye to eye…

a connect so sensuous.. meow! yikes! sterling… all out

Kevin Collins “command”

woah…

Laura pulls

Fanny
Fanny

@CeeCee Sweetheart… I feel the same, so very pleased they
chose Kevin for Laura, I’d like for this friendship to morph into
a ROMANCE for them both… Unexpected, but surprisingly welcome.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Hi Fanny…as I mentioned to Patrick above Im thinking this isn’t a kinder, gentler Tracy. I THINK…could be wrong…but I think her emotions are all over the place due to the worms and/or surgery. As Jason way back when became Stone Cold because his emotions were suppressed during his surgery years ago, I think Tracy’s might be magnified or at least not under her ability to control…

Fanny
Fanny

@Rebecca Hi, if that’s the case we’re in for quite a bumpy ride…
While everyone is still in a jovial mood due to Jason’s generosity of
returning ELQ to the FAMILY… Michael should take his Cue from
Jason and offer Tracy a position at ELQ, it’s what she longs for.

Shay
Shay

Oui, Fanny! At long last love for Laura! It’s about time, eh??? I do so hope I am not the only one who is looking forward to a realistic, yet joyful, portrayal of a romance between two people of a “certain age” who have found one another, especially after each having experienced heartbreak from undeserving spouses. There is certainly something to be said for a meeting of the minds, an easy rapport, an intelligent dialogue that can actually be far more sensual than acting like hormonally-unhinged teenagers in heat 24/7 and swinging from the chandeliers, and I do believe that Laura and Kevin are the perfect pair to prove just that with a relationship that is sophisticated, yet also very sweet and unexpected for the both of them.. I would adore seeing these two morph into a Nick and Nora Charles sort of couple….given their personal penchants for the mysterious and adventurous aspects of life, I should think such a direction would be quite possible!

su0000
su0000

LOL..
ok– ”love for Laura..
I can’t wait for the bedroom getting it on scenes… ahaa!

Harry
Harry

Nick and Norah Charles? Love it, Shay. I love Dr Kevin Collins and the actor who plays him is amazing. Love Laura and I love Kevin–here are two good people who are actually worthy of each other.
I remember way back in the day when he played his evil, psychotic twin brother, Dr Ryan Collins. In fact, viewers were introduced to Ryan first when he became obsessed with Felicia. I cannot recall the circumstances, but Ryan found a note from Mac which was meant for Felicia. Ryan found the note before Felicia did and promptly put it in his mouth and chewed it up while manically, and yet innocently, smiling. In a later interview the actor said the chewing of the note was his idea and his call. Ryan was a chilling and psychologically compelling and fascinating character played by an incredibly talented actor.
And get the irony–he managed to chew the note without chewing the scenery like some other actors I can name (looking at you Stafford and West).

Shay
Shay

@su0000….I think you have Kevin and Laura mixed up with another so-called “mature” couple who shall remain nameless….they’re the ones who are all about the bedroom scenes! Hopefully, this lovely new pairing will have a lot more on their plate than just constant, unabated nookie!!!!

Shay
Shay

@Harry….And perhaps an adorable dog named “Asta” to complete this pretty picture of a pair? Whilst I was not that engaged in GH during the Dr. Ryan days, I do recall a few rather off-putting scenes with the psycho “psychologist,” though I sadly missed that “Mac memo”-munching moment…..and by the way, my compliments on your delightful example of comparing and contrasting Lindstrom’s use of skillfully subtle acting techniques with others who, well, don’t. Also,on the subject of Franco, for the longest time I have been endeavoring to figure out who RoHo calls to mind when he plays that mocking, bohemian man-child, and it finally hit me this weekend when I happened upon a vintage Dobie Gillis episode….it’s Maynard G. Krebs! (Particularly when Howarth is rocking the funky facial hair look…..) The similarities in their delivery and cadence is uncanny!

Fanny
Fanny

@Shay,hi… Chandeliers only seem to work for “War of the Roses”
and Sia..

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hi Su, I definately think it’s about time Laura gets to swing, hang and do all sorts of contortions from the chandelier and any other place she and whomever, maybe Kevin, maybe someone else, choose. It us, after all, love un the afternoon! 😉

Timmm
Timmm

Hi Shay, if I can put my two cents in here. You know how much I love[d] Luke! I sided with Tony Geary when he chastised the L&L lovers who wanted them back together and to ride off into the fog. Its over and HAS been over for some time. He has slept with countless women. Laura, we dont know about her sex life but today is a new day for her and like you said, for them to portray an ADULT relationship. Romance anyone? Here is something we know for a fact. Men never grow up and women do. Imagine staying with Luke, a guy on his sixties who guzzles booze, smokes cigars and is useless as a father! Why the hell would Laura want THAT! Kevin is a clean cut professional who has class and respectability. Yes, I hope him and Laura romantically connect and fall in love. Can you imagine Luke rolling back into town after his 1000th adventure and be introduced to Mr. and Mrs. Collins? Love it!

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hey again, Fanny. Cue-Q…great play on words and very appropro. I was actually thrilled when Michael got ELQ the first round because it deepened his ties to the Q’s and was a punch to the gut to Sonny and Carly as he rejected all things Corinthos. Now that he’s done an about-face and barely mentions AJ, I’m less than thrilled he got it back…UNLESS it deepens his ties to the Q’s again. Lol, I think Tracy might be a weepy mess for a while. We shall see…

Shay
Shay

@Fanny….Okay, I’ll go there….AND Julian and Alexis! (You know it’s true….they’ll do it anytime, anywhere…..) I’ve been expecting an “al fresco” scene of them engaging in “afternoon delight” ala the bushes, what with all the outdoor film shots GH has suddenly embraced (with limited success, in my opinion. I have yet to see the point, other than for variety’s sake. It’s not as if the show went on location to a pivotal venue or anything special like that….)

Fanny
Fanny

@Shay….how right You R on the unimpressive outdoor scenes.
Including the makeshift Ecuadorian location… Looked more like
the back lot of the studio. As for Alexis deciding to defend Carlos…
All that’s going to get her is a conjugal visit with her husband Julian
behind bars, might not be such a “delight in the afternoon” after all..

Timmm
Timmm

Shay, I think that Julian and Alexis are in for a cold shower so to speak! Julian is going to get shot and will fight for his life probably by May? Fear not though, when he turns the corner BUT is under strict restrictions that NO one is allowed to visit him in the hospital, Alexis will fit herself with a sexy nurses outfit and sneak in and check his blood pressure and his pulse. Whoaaaaaaaaaa! Ohhhhhhhhhh! Yeahhhhhhhh!

Shay
Shay

You know what would be even better, Timmm? If it were Olivia in that nurse’s uniform! Hah! (Or Heather, if you want some comic relief….it’s about time Ms. Webber makes another nuthouse break for Port Charles! Where has she been and WHAT has she been up to all these months offscreen?????)

Shay
Shay

@Fanny….I do so hear you on those remote shoots! It was quite one thing for Maxie and Nathan to have their romantic little picnic in the great outdoors….but to keep placing all those insignificant scenes in the same vicinity was a bit much. Especially the one with Ava and Julian meeting in the “woods.” I was waiting for the camera to start lurching and shaking about like that of “The Blair Witch Project!”

Shay
Shay

Oh, and as far as Alexis getting any sort of conjugal visit, Fanny? The only bars she should be seeing are those in her own cell for being complicit in the cover-up of Julian’s role in Duke’s death. Her complete disregard for the law because she doesn’t want to lose her bedmate is a total abuse of the system….and the fact that she’s so willingly representing a cold-blooded mad-dog killer like Carlos in the process of saving her sweetie’s guilty-as-sin behind makes it even worse.

Shell
Shell

I am loving the Q’s getting their company back. I would love to see Jane nominated. I was sad for Tracy for not being able to have any shares of ELQ with this new change though. I think after every thing she has gone through and after everything she has done to try to get the company back, she deserves some shares. I would like to see her have some say in how the business is run also. I would like to see her and Michael work as a team in running the company. It would also make for some funny banter between them.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

GH could use more Q moments like that…

Timmm
Timmm

We are ALL broken records Jimmy! And think about it, there is so much history with the Q’s, the stories basically write themselves! The need to ink Wally Kurth and bring in Jimmy Lee Holt to stir up trouble!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I agree…

Mister Media
Mister Media

I loved this episode. It had a lot of heart and was well written and beautifully acted. I enjoy Jason with the Quartermaines and am relieved that he has not returned to his mob enforcer, Sonny-loving former ways. Jane Elliot is GOLD.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

I’m really enjoying GH right now. Monica, Tracy, Ned, Anna…more good than bad going on right now with this show. I’ll focus on the positive.

mark
mark

How boring when are we gonna have spies romance freezing the world and love on the run again? A blank screen is preferable to this!

su0000
su0000

That is nice, real nice that Jason got back ELQ..
But- there is ‘no intruge, ‘no excitement, ‘no drama, ‘no suspense ‘no anything it’s boring uneventful story telling.
GH has no life to it..
It is stale moldy uneventful anticlimactic drab storytelling..
I want my GH back..

Soaps have villians. We love them we hate hate but a villain is a key character.
GH has not one villain.. Everyone is love and peace in love with everyone and that is the opposite of what a great soap is..

Unless GH gets new dramatic writers it will die ..

Again, it was nice real nice that Jason got ELQ back, with little effort no drama, it was nice.

Patrick
Patrick

thank you.. it pisses me off….. royally

Jason and Sam… in matching leather coats… to boot

just smoldered their way… IN wilderbeasts… I mean wildemeare

and pissed on Nicholas…

give me an expletive break… I could just SPIT

where do we go from here ?

I’m so mad at Laura right now… Cassadine my ass… she better step up to the plate

Hayden is dead

i’m just livid at the returns for… Nicholas

Laura can ram that key out of sight out of mind… if it doesn’t help Cassadine

CeeCee
CeeCee

The key opens the portrait, dear Patrick. Why have ‘they’ stopped pursuing that?
Another string left dangling. I’d like to SPIT right alongside with you, LOL, if you show me how!!!!
You were right the first time….Winderbeests!!!!!! I think Jason and Nikolas complement each other; one, a prince; the other, a bull. What do we get? Minotaur.
The question is, where is Theseus? I would very much like Jason Quartermaine to be that hero.
Furthermore, who would Jason Q choose? Sam, Liz or someone else?
So far, I do not like Jason ( which is killing me saying it, as I love my Billy). I liked Jake, though…..I would love to meet Jason Q, Patrick.

Aria
Aria

Is it just me but JASON made sure everyone got their stock back n Sam made sure Danny got his piece but no mention of little jake getting anything??

Ari
Ari

well if Jason is a stand up person, he will make sure his first born son gets some of his shares. Time will tell

CeeCee
CeeCee

Good catch, Aria. That went right over my head. Wow and double WOW!!!!.
Are we to forget Jake is also Jason’s son??

Rose
Rose

I’m no expert on The Actor’s Studio (great show no longer airing new episodes), but when I watch Maurice/Sonny and Jeffrey/Carlos together in their scenes at the church they seem to have the same type of acting style from this school…intense. I thought they worked really well together. Jeffrey Vincent Parise is such a good actor. Loved him as a priest, cleaned up, with hair combed. Throw in Anna and Wow!

Patrick
Patrick

…. “thank, you, Rose”

polished or not… Jeffrey Vincent Parise… is enigmatic

he solidifies all scenes he’s in

i’m cheerleaded his character from the start… and yes… there’s ooh la la

for me… he’s too thin…

no matter.. the dynamic be brings…with the whole CAST… is obvious

I even thought…. what if…. ? Carlos and Anna… sparked

OK… knock me out

Sabrina and Michael… REEL
Carlos and Sabrina magnet

i’m just so ecstatic that Jeffrey Vincent Parise… IS spotlighted

love him

Rose
Rose

Patrick…OMG…Anna and Carlos are in jail cells next to each other. Not sure they will “spark” but it has great potential for igniting embers.

Timmm
Timmm

It reminds me of the Tele Nova style of soap acting!

Shay
Shay

Yes, Timmm!….I’ve commented before on that very notion regarding GH’s schizophrenic nature…..one minute it’s a traditional soap, the next, it has a gritty, urban vibe, and then it’s goes all melodramatic ala telenovela, depending upon which characters are being presented at the time.. I’m really not into the use of combined styles, myself…..I would prefer a return to the tried and true formula of romance and adventure via “Love in the Afternoon.”

Alan
Alan

There is no way Michael should be in charge of ELQ after forgiving Sonny for murdering his biological father AJ Quartermaine who was also Jason’s half-brother, Monica’s son, and Tracy’s nephew.

With judgement skills like that it is only a matter of time before he hires Rachel Berlin (daughter of Raymond Berlin, master of the off-camera Ponzi scheme) or Claudette (the off-camera green card cravin’ French-Canadian ex-wife of Nathan)…

Harry
Harry

Alan, I do so agree with you. I bristled when Michael assured Sonny that he would never forgo the Corrinthos name.
Does any one even remember that Sonny killed AJ in cold blood? Is Jason ever going to find out?
While Sonny self righteously seeks vengeance for the death of Duke, does it ever occur to that gun toting, Missing Link with impulse control issues that NO ONE has ever attained vengeance and justice for his killing AJ?

Shay
Shay

How well put, Harry…and Alan, too!!! Mikey is one of the most unevolved characters currently on the GH canvas….he’s been Mr. Nice Guy then a full-on hot-headed, revenge-fueled petulant punk and now he’s returned to his former jolly self as if nothing out-of-the-ordinary had transpired in these past few years….it’s just business as usual, and he’s right back to happily straddling those two worlds in which he’s always found himself….enjoying the privileges of both, and having the qualifications to lead no entity, legitimate or otherwise. If any character needs a huge overhaul, it’s this one, and that notion also extends to his beyond stale relationship with Sabs….looks like they’ll soon be recycling that nonsense, too. Oh, please spare me the rerun….If there’s anything that can help this uncharacteristically too sweet Tracy regain her bite, tout de suite, it should be the idea that the keys to the Quartermaine kingdom are once again being guarded by this amateur. Get well soon, TAQ….very soon!!!!

Timmm
Timmm

Harry, I paid my respects to the ladies who are currently writing BUT there are holes and I wonder if the will get filled. Michael should NEVER forgive Sonny for killing his FATHER! He can be civil but he went overboard proclaiming his Corinthos loyalty! And yes, why doesnt Sam tell Sleepy [Billy Miller] that Sonny killed his brother?

CeeCee
CeeCee

Hey, Harry,
This is my second post…..as I was typing, my comment was lost in Cyber graveyard, LOL. So, I hope there will not be a facsimile.
Yes, we heard Nina’s name endlessly before she made an appearance. However, we knew, through the grapevine, Stafford was definitely coming.
I knew instantly by the white glives in Nathan’s tux, that some girl eould eventually materialize. I actually thought Claudette ( grrr, that name….) would be a New York High Society debutante introduced to him by MadMaddie. I never thought it was an illegal ‘Canadienne Francaise’ looking for a Green Card.
She will come to PC for the expressed reason of breaking up Nathan and Maxie. Claudette will avow her newly-discovered feelings for Nathan’s unrequieted love, those many years ago.
Or, she just wants her gloves back. LOL.
Now, the same could be said for Griffin. He will also become a major player in the break-up. Too many ‘accidental’, strained ‘meetings’.
Maxie and he have found a common bond. Duke was Felicia’s and Mac’s dear and steadfast friend. Perhaps this news will return Mac and Felicia to us.

Rose
Rose

Alan/Harry…I think you’re right about Michael’s choice of name as well as giving AJ/Avery back to Sonny. He could at least have gone with Quartermaine-Corrinthos for his last name. But at least he chose ELQ over Sonny’s “business.” So I will give Michael a little rope…he’s still growing up….and hope for the best because I want the Q’s to become relevant again. And you know Ned and Tracy will somehow get involved and “help” him.

Timmm
Timmm

Rose, Michael has David Thomitis! from Y&R. A good actor who played Billy and then he came back to the role years later when Billy Miller left and he was lost BECAUSE he looks 13 and he is 30ish but NOTHING he said especially in scenes with Eric Braeden was believable! Michael Corinthos is the same. Chad is a nice guy but they need to man up Michael and he needs to be believable as a businessman or go after Sonny and put him in his place! So, in other words, its time to recast Michael.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Oh, Lordy Lord, Alan…..you said ‘Claudette’!!!! Now, I have to go somewhere private and scream!!

Harry
Harry

Cee Cee, if orange is the new black then Claudette is the new Nina.
Remember how Silas waxed poetics about Nina months before Stafford ever darkened the door way? Now we are watching Robocop do the same thing with Claudette.
….and video killed the radio star.

Shay
Shay

@Harry….I hear you! I also recently made that comparison to the massive buildup (and total letdown….) of the huge “LaNina” bomb to the foreshadowed arrival of Claudette. (Just not as colorfully or as brilliantly as you just have…..) I sincerely hope we are not in for another character failure of likewise epic proportions.

Shay
Shay

@Harry….I hear you! I recently made a similar comparison to the massive buildup (and total letdown….) of the “LaNina” bomb to the foreshadowed arrival of Claudette. (Although not nearly as colorfully or brilliantly as you just have….) I sincerely hope that does not portend yet another failed character of likewise epic proportions.

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Shay.
Hey, Shay,
What are the chances Raymond Berlin will also come visit? Or, is he dead?
He may show up with Claudette. Ray could have sought asylum in Canada; met Claudette and married her.

Shay
Shay

Hey, CeeCeeGirl! It sounds to me like the whole Berlin brood is going to be showing up in Port Charles quite soon. Definitely Rachel’s mum, and with all the repeated (and I do mean, REPEATED!) references to “Raymond Berlin,” it also would seem that “Shady Ray” is on the way! Needless to say, I’m not thrilled with adding more newbies simply to justify the ongoing presence of another (unnecessary) newbie….it’s just too much….however, with the showrunners’ predilection for adding new characters, we’ll probably get bros and sisses for Rachel, too. Sheesh! Who knows? Perhaps “Claudette” is une “Canadienne Cousine” ala Rachel.

Charday
Charday

Yeah, Sonny became repulsive to me after murdering AJ, and also is an unredeemable character. I’m still waiting on Monica to confront Sonny about this.

Charday
Charday

The current Quartermaines storyline–seeing Monica regularly again, Ned, Tracy, etc.–have me enjoying GH again.

Melissa
Melissa

Spot on!

rebecca1
rebecca1

Perfectly said Harry. Agree with every word!

Alan, too funny! “Rachel Berlin, dsughter of Raymond Berlin…” If one more character says that…it’s like a few weeks ago when everyone referred o Shriners Hospital for Children and repeated the same info every other sentence! Would be rather interesting ifsomehow “Rachel” somehow got a spot in ELQ

rebecca1
rebecca1

Ha Harry! That’s a great idea! I’m not sure of two things though…is Dr. Grumpy going to be on staff or was he just a stark contrast to gentle Dr. Munro. And Edward was a lot of bark but a mushball at heart…Dr. Grumpy might be all mean all the time.

Timmm
Timmm

We all love our legacy characters BUT I am all for casting the Berlin family. Whether you like her or not, Hayden is knee deep into a big story that involves Nick and the Q’s. Now that the Q’s have ELQ back, I would bring in Raymond Berlin and his wife. Raymond would be there for Hayden OR not and also he could go after ELQ. Michael cannot be at the helm though. They need a stronger leader such as Tracy or Ned.

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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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