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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Rebecca Herbst, William Lipton & Kin Shriner Break Our Hearts as Franco’s Loved Ones Learn of His Death

Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital lived up to what viewers were preparing themselves for – what would happen and what would be the reactions of Franco’s (Roger Howarth) family when they learned he was shot and killed.

In story, Peter (Wes Ramsey) has hit a new low, even for him, by covering his tracks, deleting the recording of his confession to his crimes on Franco’s phone, and leaving Franco to die after the two struggled for the gun, following Franco having kidnapped Peter.

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Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) believes Jason (Steve Burton) killed her husband, because the hitman was at the crime scene, and because of the pact Franco made with Jason- that if evil Franco should come back (due to his brain tumor returning) that Jason would kill him so he would not do harm to anyone, or those he loved.  Jason is taken down to the PCPD for questioning, while Elizabeth would not let Franco go, so the police could do their investigation and take his dead body.  However, Jordan (Briana Nicole Henry) was able to get through to Liz and we watched a sheet being placed over Franco as he was being taken out by paramedics just as Cameron (William Lipton) leaves Franco a message on his cell telling him he misses him and there are some things he wants to tell him.

 

Laura (Genie Francis) gets a call about Franco’s shooting and death and heads down to the PCPD.  Meanwhile, Mac (John J. York) calls Scott (Kin Shriner) and tells him to get to the police station immediately.  As it turns out, it is Laura who tells Scott that his son is dead.  An anguished and emotional Scott shares how three of his children are now gone.  When Scott sees that Jason is being held for questioning in Franco’s death, he loses it and goes after Jason.  When Kin Shriner plays a vulnerable story beat as Scott, he always touches the heartstrings and this was no exception.

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Then, in the most heartbreaking moments of the episode, Elizabeth comes home to tell Cameron, who just woke up from a dream where Franco came to see him (in another touching scene between Roger Howarth and William Lipton), that Franco was shot and killed.  Cameron is gut-punched and is beside himself as Elizabeth tries to console her son, while also trying to deal with the unimaginable herself.  Liz decides she will tell Aiden and Jake in the morning about Franco since they are sleeping.  However, Cameron says they will do it together.  Elizabeth hugs her son.  Kudos to Rebecca Herbst and William Lipton in these scenes.

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Meanwhile, Maxie (Kirsten Storms) has turned her back on Peter for now, when he shows up in her hospital room after Franco’s death. He says it’s not over between them, after she tells him the man she loved never existed.

So, what did you think of today’s emotional General Hospital and the performances by Rebecca Herbst, Kin Shriner, and William Lipton? Comment below.

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Bostonnc
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Bostonnc

Unbelievably touching. Elizabeth and Cameron crushed me. Such an amazing episode.

Kay
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Kay

I hate that they killed Franco off RH had just off the charts chemistry with Becky and I know they enjoyed working together! Lipton is indeed one of the best finds teenagers kudos!

Kay
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Kay

My opinion only but they have written Steve Burton into a corner he is capable of feelings etc why they want him to be a robot is beyond me

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

He did begin to show some emotions when he originally returned… but it seems like either he or TPTB want “Stone Cold” to come back, which is boring and predictable.

Margherita
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Margherita

Steve Burton had a lot more depth with his role as Dylan on Y&R than he does as Jason on GH currently. If he stays on GH, then Britt is a good possibility for a romantic connection. But honestly, I would like to see him return to Y&R and allow Drew as Billy Miller return to GH. Victoria and Billy are over. Oh, and Avery could return to YR as well…

Satan
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Satan

I feel for Scotty since they keep giving him these long lost kids and then killing them off. But I must inform Counselor Baldwin that Hell will NOT be with him if he attempts “revenge” on Jason, who had nothing to do with his alleged son’s death. Just like Sonny had nothing to do with Karen’s death, but Scotty’s still throwing that accusation around, decades later. And I think he still blames Lulu for the fact that his other long lost son Logan literally walked right into a knife as he was attacking Lulu. Logan actually looked like Scotty’s son,… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

All 3 were outstanding, but Lipton moved me the most. Gut-wrenching, raw emotion. He has a great future in acting. Someday, we’ll be telling our friends that we saw him first on General Hospital. Poor Scotty has joined Monica in the triple deceased children club. Great having Mac on every day for over a week. What a great connectivity from the wedding storyline to Franco’s demise. Finally, don’t care how it happens, but Peter must be removed from our screens as soon as possible. Not since Courtney have I considered one character that well overstayed their reason for continuing on… Read more »

mike
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mike

To say that kid hit it out of the park is not praise enough

Brenda
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Brenda

I want Franco back. He’s finally got the love of his life and the children he loves. Not fair it was Franco that was killed and not Peter. Franco had turned from his evil ways and was becoming the man he wanted to be

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

William Lipton, like the rest of the teen cast, continues to turn out incredible work. Rebecca Herbst, on the other hand, did not bring any kind of emotion out of me. Sorry, but, her reaction has fallen flat for me. I also cannot help but think back to when Maura West (Ava) collapsed, crying over Kiki’s lifeless body on the Haunted Star. Now THAT is a reaction.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Scott, I had a similar reaction. At first I thought she was putting on a brave face. But I’ve seen more hysteria when a kitten dies. Do you think it’s because she knows Franco will probably be back before long? I read that RH is only off screen temporarily and is still on contract. What do you think?

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Soaphound and Scott( fan) Well, thought it was just me. I have never been a big Liz fan but kept waiting for her to really break down, but the next morning in the L.R with her friend talking, she just seemed upset or not feeling well, not grieving the love of her life’s death a few hours ago. So many fans out there thinking Franco is still alive, I think he looked really dead to me on display at the hosp.morgue for poor Cam to see. That young man really acted and I bet he was drained after those horrific… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Franco is dead. Roger is coming back; we just don’t know if he’ll be a new character, Todd Manning, a flashback, dream, etc.

Bostonnc
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Bostonnc

I thought Rebecca was amazing. I love West but, to some, the scene you described was more an example of over-acting rather than fine acting.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Bostonnc
You are right as we will see when Ava gets the bad news. That will be how grieving should look!

Quinn
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Quinn

I cried my eyes out watching the show.

Rodd
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Rodd

Oh my goodness! O found myself struggling not to cry right along with them. Rebecca just broke my heart with her understated reaction and William just let it rip; he was sooo raw! And Kin, in typical Scotty fashion…when he acknowledged three of his children were dead…oh my lands! How horrible to imagine! But Kin left no doubt about how painful it must be.

Stellar writing and acting from all involved!

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Call me jaded but after 55-plus years of soap viewing, it’s hard for me to get too emotional when a character “dies”. Even when my idol Billy Miller left, I was only sad that I wouldn’t see him every few days. I never really thought Drew was actually dead. Same with Franco. It makes more sense that he’ll survive and resurface. And that recent funeral for Sonny was even worse. Yes, the actors are a treat to watch, but we already know Sonny is still alive. Now, when Jeanne Cooper passed and I knew I’d never see new stories with… Read more »

Jimh
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Jimh

if Franco not dead then its all pointless…

Lisa
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Lisa

I can’t believe they killed Franco. They never let Elizabeth just be happy. They had the best chemistry on that show. I’ve watched since the 70’s and this was a disappointment for me. Roger Howarth and Rebecca Herbst are amazing and I’m sorry that the storyline ended that way.

Harriet
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Harriet

William Lipton and Rebecca Herbst were absolutely fabulous. They both deserve an Emmy for their performance. The pain and anguish portrayed by William was so pure and real, I felt so deeply for him! I even had tears in my eyes. Well done on both their accounts.

Marvin Newbill
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Marvin Newbill

Emmy please
William Lipton Outstanding Younger leading actor.
Becky Hurst Outstanding Supporting Actress.
General Hospital best show!
Best show on TV
This was emmy material.
Go GH!

eric gagné
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eric gagné

Really the Emmy’s cannot pass this …Cameron his , and in more than one scene…really Amazing!!

eric gagné
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eric gagné

write Cameron’s name on the Emmy today….

Mona Mc
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Mona Mc

Brilliant writing, seasoned young and mature exceptional actors. You all NEVER seem to disappoint! Thank you!!

Dan
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Dan

If William Lipton doesn’t win an Emmy for this performance next year, there should be an investigation. They struck gold when they cast him as Cameron. I’ve been a fan of his since day one. He had me in tears watching along at his reaction to Franco’s death. So raw and so real. Incredibly touching performance. He’s so good already at such a young age. The sky is the limit for this talented young man! Kin Shriner’s performance really hit me, as well. You never see Scotty react like that to anything. He’s usually just playing the bumbling goof comic… Read more »

Priscilla Stultz
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Priscilla Stultz

The scene with Cameron and Elizabeth made me cry. So well acted and emotional. I hate to see Franco go. He started out as a terrible person but I grew to like the character over the years.

Su000
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Su000

Franco will be gone but- Roger isn’t going away.
It was made clear Roger would return as????
They needed to tell that so the fans wouldn’t tear up
Tweeter/internet for letting Roger go.lol
Good move–

Suzi
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Suzi

Excellent acting by all! The shock on steve Burton’s face when she accused him of killing Franco until the scenes w Terri to Cam and Franco saying Goodbye it was superb

SyLVIA KELLY
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SyLVIA KELLY

I didn’t like the fact Franco is kill off the show, Also when his wife came on the scene.When he
took his last breathe he told her I love you,
The writer should had Franco mention before he
passed away that PETER kill him.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Today was supposed to be a sad one for Liz and the boys. No surprise when it came to Liz, acting like it was just another day. She was all dressed up, hair and makeup done and so ready to accuse Jason just because of the pact he had with Franco. She makes me sick!

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Longtime All My Children favorite and current co-host of Hallmark’s Home & Family, Cameron Mathison, took to his Instagram account on Friday to share his enthusiasm and excitement for what’s to come this summer when he joins ABC’s General Hospital.

No word yet as to what role Mathison will play – and whether it will indeed be Pine Valley’s Ryan Lavery, a new character, or a recast character from the past such as how Kim Delaney took over the role of Jackie Templeton, who has not been seen on the canvas for decades since Demi Moore made that role soap-famous.

In his post today, Cameron expressed thanks to GH EP Frank Valentini and the writing team,  noting: “Almost 10 years after All My Children went off the air I am so excited to be joining General Hospital this summer! I was a member of the abc family for over 15 years and soon I’ll be back: Incredibly grateful to Frank Valentini and the writers at GH for including me on such an iconic show I feel like a kid on Christmas, as I’ll also continue making Hallmark movies and continue to be part of that family as well😀🙏🏼 So so excited… thank you!!!! (More details to come😉)”

So, who do you think Cameron will play once he hits Port Charles?  Let us know and make sure to take our poll below on how you want Mathison to be integrated into the story as Ryan, a new character or a recast character blast from the past? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

 

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Tik Tok star, Cailtin Reilly, who is the daughter of the late soap veteran, John Reilly, will play a key role in the General Hospital tribute episode in her dad’s honor.

According to Variety who broke the casting news, Caitlin will portray Annie, formerly known as Anna, the daughter of her father’s character Sean Donely and Tiffany Hill (Sharon Wyatt).

In a statement on her casting,  Caitlyn expressed: “Words can’t describe how honored I am to be playing my dad’s daughter on the show. I grew up on the set of ‘General Hospital,’ watching him work for years, so it’s exciting to dive into a new character in honor of him. He’ll absolutely be by my side in spirit on set rooting me on. It fills my heart with gratitude to be a part of this tribute to him, and to feel so close to him working on a show he loved so much doing.”

The character of Anna was last seen on-air back in August of 2013, when she was portrayed by Courtney Halverson. In story at that time, Sean was poisoned by polonium and he teamed up with Luke (Anthony Geary) to track down the man who extorted millions for the cure, while Anna repeatedly got in contact with that man to get the medicine her father so desperately needed.

John Reilly passed away back in January 2021.  The talented actor first appeared on GH back in 1984 and last appeared on the daytime drama series back in 2013.

So, looking forward to seeing Caitlyn playing Sean and Tiffany’s daughter? Comment below.

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Lynn Herring Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Her General Hospital Debut; and ‘We Love Lucy’

Today, April 11th marks the 35th anniversary of the debut of Lynn Herring on General Hospital as Lucy Coe.  And wow, when you look at the road this character has gone on played to the hilt by Herring, it has been one entertaining ride for GH fans along the way.

Lucy started out as a mousy librarian, if you can believe that! And of course, she eventually showed all that she was a bombshell.  She then became quite the schemer and seductress.

Along the way, Lucy was married to Alan Quartermaine (Stuart Damon), was involved with Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom) and other men in Port Charles.

 

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On Sunday, the GH tweeted posted: “Lucy Coe knows everything about everyone in Port Charles and we would be lost without her. Please help us congratulate TheLynnHerring on the 35th Anniversary of her #GH debut”. 

Lynn responded sharing: “Thank you! Have loved every @GeneralHospital  moment!”

Share your congratulations to Lynn via the comment section below, and let us know your favorite Lucy moment too!

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