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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Roger Howarth Brings The "Franco" And Lowers The Boom On Carly and Michael!

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The performances from the cast of General Hospital for the November Sweeps episodes thus far has been off the charts!

And on Monday’s episode, Roger Howarth (Franco) brought his A-game in a script that played to all of his strengths, and at times, actually made us in the viewing audience root for him!

After all, Carly (Laura Wright) did cheat on Franco with Sonny (Maurice Benard), and after all, everyone has been keeping secrets from Michael (Chad Duell), chief among them that Sonny killed his bio-dad AJ Quartermaine!

In another Roger Howarth tour de force performance, Franco unleashes his wrath in quirky style, and seething underneath it all is  the betrayal.   And as we know Franco, even post brain-surgery, is not always playing with a full-deck! Franco went to great lengths and enjoyed watching Carly squirm as he brought to light through the video via her “eye cam” that Sonny and Carly have been having sex, and in Michael’s apartment, no less.  Later, Franco lets “slip out” that Sonny murdered AJ, and then shows the video confession of Sonny admitting it as Michael is left bewildered and shocked!  Franco even implicates Kiki (Kristen Alderson) as t not telling Michael the truth and harboring secrets about all involved.  At the end of the episode, Howarth as Franco mimes eating popcorn, as if he now has a front row seat to watch all the drama unfold after dropping his bombshells!

This was Howarth at his delicious best.  He maybe even should consider this performance for his Emmy reel, because it was so layered, and fun to watch all at the same time.   Who knew watching the good folks of Port Charles squirm as Carly’s secrets came to light would be such a treat?

What did you think of Roger Howarth’s performance on Monday’s GH?  Did you like how Franco unleashed his fury at Carly?  Were you rooting for Franco in the scenes?  Watch Franco’s wedding surprise to Michael and Carly after the jump! Then, share your thoughts below!

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Rob
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Rob

I hated that they made Roger Howarth Franco but he knocked it out of the park, Im still l laughing about Sonny’s pepperoni….

Mary
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Mary

Loved it!! That line especially!!

Harry
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Harry

I don’t imagine that Sonny’s pepperoni would be especially filling.

dmr
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dmr

It seemed as though some of the comedic moments Roger improvised-which I loved. He is a great actor! I am enjoying this storyline! Love Roger-even as the dreaded Franco.

dmr
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dmr

Forgot to add, love how Franco called Joss a brat. The kid is a brat. Really not likeable.

Ces
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Ces

The pepperoni line was hilarious!!
Roger at his best!

And Joss is a Brat!

aria
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aria

pepperoni line was priceless as was joslyn expression,

Harry
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Harry

Joss is a brat and played to the hilt by this very gifted young actress. Love her!
I also appreciated her costume which she described as being “a child of the corn.”

Christy
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Christy

yeah! that was hysterical! I thought that was probably ad-libbed, as Roger can be so hysterically funny as Franco (or Todd).

Ann Marie
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Ann Marie

Loved it ! I did find myself rooting for Franco. While I love all the characters/actors it’s gonna be great to see Sonny & Carly get what’s coming to them .!

Jamie
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Jamie

Agreed!

MaxDaddee
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MaxDaddee

For the longest time, I’ve felt Sonny’s character is worn out. He’s either wanting to shoot someone or vying for a new woman. Or one he was with this before. It’s been that way for years. Wouldn’t mind seeing him locked up and Carly taking homemade apple pies up to him on Sundays at Statesville. The episode was justice for Franco. One thing I didn’t like was his comment about Kiki. I’m sure that will be a relationship destroyer. She was someone on his side. No need for him to open his mouth about her.

Bobbie
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Bobbie

I agree that he should have tried to leave Kiki’s name out of it. She has always been on his side. And they do need to re=direct Sonny’s character. It has been the same for too long. I really do not like the little girl who plays Joselyn for some reason. And she really knows how to play the little bratty girl thing.

Allen Saint James
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Allen Saint James

I totally agree the sonny character wore out about two decades ago. He sucked the life out of gh. Its time to at least rest the character.

BillyMillerIsJason
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BillyMillerIsJason

I thought I would enjoy seeing Sonny and Carly’s secret’s getting exposed, but I was turned off completely. Maybe it was just the fabulous Laura Wright’s performance, because I was screaming, “No Franco! Don’t do this to Carly!” I sort of wish that Franco would have pushed Carly to tell Michael to truth before he did, but i’m not a GH writer. Anywhoo, GH is on fire. Maybe i’m a sucker, but I also felt bad for Ava. And Michelle Stafford is amazing as Nina. Ratings should be explosive this week because everyone is bringing it.

Fanny
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Fanny

I’m totally with YOU on this one,today’s episode was heartbreaking,and everyone
was torn to shreds.Roger,Laura,Maura,Michelle….your performances were
SUPREME!!!

Patrick
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Patrick

I was all over the place… and that’s because, of how much, Michelle Stafford and Maura West bring a lot on par excellence of two strongholds who have an audience Ava and Morgan with child are forefront without question Nina… the actress…. is stretching her wings unfold my heart goes with child…with mother so that would be the endgame… of this heart palpitating… remiss… and advent of Michelle Stafford emerge it;s not up to the menfolk… just further this nonstop storyLINE Morgan… stop the idealism… move on…and upwards as a man… an adult… and by yourself… because Ava is near….… Read more »

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

Are you kidding? This is what makes soaps epic – their willingness to go over-the-edge. And, the fact that GH is willing to send not just one storyline over that edge, but several of them at once, makes it SO much fun to watch IMO. Personally, I’m hoping Franco & Heather bring Carly & Sonny so much more pain because it’s been a looooong time coming. After Tuesday’s episode, I can’t imagine what Franco meant by saying he’s just getting started. And, I can’t wait to see what’s up next!

Mary
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Mary

RH was awesome. He’s the best. No one does it like his Francp. Loved him telling all.

Jamie
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Jamie

Love it! I can’t stand Sonny and Carly anymore. Especially Sonny…I used to be his biggest fan….but all he does now is kill people. He used to be that “mobster with a heart of gold” and he had redeemable qualities. Now he’s just an egotistical and hypocritical mobster who plots murder everyday. Don’t get me wrong, I loooooove Maurice Bernard, but I just can’t stand Sonny anymore!

Maria
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Maria

I loved it!!! Roger is doing an AWESOME job as Franco!!!

lauren
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lauren

AGREED! Love him, love everything he does, loved this soooooo much!

C
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C

Speak for yourself, Michael. I’m glad the secret about Sonny killing AJ is out and I look forward to his and Carly’s comeuppance, but I am in no way rooting for Franco. He’s a SERIAL KILLER so his moral outrage at being cheated on is outrageous.

Harry
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Harry

Um, Michael was speaking for himself.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Ahahahhaha…Harry!

Actually; I DEFINITELY was rooting for Todd…errrr…Franco. Todd.

Harry
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Harry

Wait, Mrs. C–Franco is serial killer but so is Sonny. They’re both bad men and both examples of Carly’s deplorable choices in men.
The difference between Franco and Sonny is the former has a sense of humor about himself while the latter wears a crown of moral righteousness.

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

EXACTLY! Franco has no illusions about what he is while Sonny parades around like an emperor when he really has no clothes. THAT’s what I want to see – the emperor realizing he wasn’t a ruler but a fool all along. Being bi-polar wasn’t Sonny hitting rock-bottom. But, Sonny being spiritually stripped bare & admitting he had choices & chose lousy ones out of total selfishness would. What I really want him to admit is that alcoholism wasn’t a reason to strip AJ’s parental rights away any more than being bi-polar is a reason to do the same. Many alcoholics… Read more »

C
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C

Also? He didn’t tell Michael out of the goodness of his heart. If Carly hadn’t cheated, he would have kept that secret forever. He hurt Michael (you know, just the guy whose prison rape he helped engineer) to hurt Carly. There’s nothing rootable about that.

Amy Thomas
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Amy Thomas

Exactly & why betray Kiki who’s always stood by him hes just evil & theres nothing there to root for.

Harry
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Harry

OH yes, there is something to root about that Mrs. C (suddenly, I feel like Potsie Webber from Happy Days). Karma delivers itself in the most unpredictable forms–Franco is that karma. Carly has assisted Sonny in keeping Michael from his real father from day one–not allowing him to be raised by his real father but by his mobster, screwed up step father. She has committed so many sins against her own son it’s too numerous to list. Aside from covering up Sonny’s murder of AJ, she bedded with the enemy, Franco, who orchestrated her son’s rape and who tormented and… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I agree with everything you said Harry…’cept I believe Franco/Todd was really, really trying to be a good guy. I think he’s a lost soul…and when he thought Carly loved him…believed in him…when he thought Kiki was his daughter…he just emanated love. He risked his life to save Carly. He trusted her, he made himself vulnerable, he let himself believe in himself…believe that it wasn’t his true nature to be violent but that his actions were caused by the tumor. He found a sense of worth when he got the job at the hospital…he put up with bratty Jocelyn’s attitude,… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Carly is not redeeming…. neither is Sonny… I think both, together, will languish in Port Charles I don’t expect to see much more of Chad Duell acting chops to resonate… other than to further story Michael and Kiki as the stepping stone of Port Charles is NOT I hope as another poster posted…. if this brings Michael another pedestal and cement him with the Quartermaines to distance himself from Carly and Sonny…. so be it let Sonny and Carly STEW…. fester… idealize … quicksand I’m certain… pulling for.. that Donna Mills’ Madeleine bring Nina… her daughter… to the 21st century…… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Yes, Rebecca! We have waited a long, long time for Sonny to get his comeuppance. I have hated him ever since he had AJ’s brother Jason hang him on a meat hook.
I want Michael and Jason to come back to the fold of the Q’s and leave that slimy low life in the gutter where he belongs.
And isn’t it nice to get excited about GH again?

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hey Harry!

LOL. Yes! It’s great to feel such excitement over a show! So funny/interesting that fiction can get to us in the way it does.

Can you imagine what someone who’d never watched a soap would think… “I have hated him ever since he had AJ’s brother Jason hang him on a meat hook.” Hahahahaha…just another day in Port Chuck.

Viv
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Viv

I loved it! It’s about time Franco stopped acting like a whipped puppy, trying to get everyone to like and accept him, and prove that he deserves Carly, while they ALL harp on what he did in the past, as though they are completely innocent! It’s also about time someone stood up and put Sonny and Carly in their place! I love them, and understand their little dance, but they always lie to and hurt whoever they’re with when they do this, then manage to make the other person out to be the bad guy, until the leave town or… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

“…I was surprised, and hated, that Morgan turned on Ava so quickly, just because Sonny told her secrets. ”

I’m glad that Morgan nevertheless knows about Ava killing Connie

this is a soap…. but.. it’s one less roadblock for Ava and Morgan to overcome

yeah, Morgan ! you’re an adult… in now way responsible or committed to Sonny Mob

if you love Ava, and I’m hoping that baby is YOURS

you will find your way back to the best couple in all of daytime

YES

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Agree with everything you said Viv!

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

I guess this means no Honeymoon for Franco and Carly…lol…Micheal Quartimaine will not be spending the Holidays with Carly and Sonny…but all will be forgiven…maybe…when they all learn A.J. is alive and was programmed by the Cassidines to believe he is Jason/Jake…lol

Cindy
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Cindy

Loved it! And love Roger!!

Jujhu
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Jujhu

Franco is the best character

Jake NJ
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Jake NJ

It was awesome…Roger…bryan craig…michelle and Maura. This is a November to remember in Port Charles. It should be interesting to see how this plays out….watch out Heather is on the loose…did she shoot Max????

Jimmy
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Jimmy

Here’s my problem: Why does Max always get shot?! He just recovered from when Morgan shot him late last year, and now almost a full year later it happens again. The real question is, who shot him? I think it could be Heather, but why would she just shoot him and not go for Sonny too?

Oh, and Michelle and Maura’s scenes we phenomenal. Truly some amazing acting by two of the best in the business. Maura should really consider submitting those scenes for her emmy reel, they were ridiculously good.

Tima
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Tima

Heather took off her mask and gave Max the message to give to Sonny. She says she wants him to know to stay away from her and her son.

Harry
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Harry

Max has more holes in him than Sponger Bob, Square Paints.

penny
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penny

Clasps to infinity and beyond! Thanks Roger Hayworth, your scenes where the only ones I was interested yesterday, please writers give this brilliant actor more incredible dialogue like THAT!

Timmm
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Timmm

Hate James Franco, hated him playing Franco, hate Roger being stuck with Franco BUT loved that Roger finally came alive and was given some decent material and exposed Sonny and Carly to Michael as the scum bags they are! It is rumored that now Michael will be a full time Quartermaine. Thank God! Him and Monica can invite “Jake” and Liz to the Q’s for Thanksgiving. Little do they know how much of a family dinner they will be having. Alan would be proud!

Patrick
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Patrick

“…loved that Roger finally came alive and was given some decent material ” here, here Gavel Roger Howarth is IN when couples/pairs aren’t working… it’s time to let em loose. Franco/Carly nill. now… he can right Nina ?!?! when couples/pairs aren’t working… Sam and Silas… I think they do, to some degree… but it was forced retread from their port charles days…. and … now that Sam and Patrick are being previewed … it looks a better fit. dang! she had the steamiest dreamy scene not too long ago… Yikes. Silas : he’s been so good with Nina and Kiki…… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Carly and Sonny need each other more now than ever!

Franco and Nina are a dream!

Sam and Patrick until Robin or a Robin recast returns for good. Sam will eventually find her way back to Jason.

Liz and Nick will live happily ever after.

Silas and Monica.

I dont like males or females together that are so far apart in age so lets go with Ava and Scott and Morgan and cast someone to play Serena. That will light a fire!

Harry
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Harry

I agree–RH was sublime. As was Chad. They both deserve Emmy nods.

Fanny
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Fanny

Definitely!!!!!!!!

Alex
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Alex

Roger Howarth gave an outstanding performance, I enjoyed every second of it. The other characters pretty much just filled the room. His moves, his voice , the body language & facial expressions, everything was in sync. It’s a joy to watch that guy play.
On another note, I’m happy to see that the soap press somehow got over the fact that he plays Franco and finally gives the actor some credit for a performance which is always way high above the average.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

At first, I was against Roger playing Franco, mainly because Franco was one of the most poorly conceived characters in GH’s recent history. And at the beginning, Roger wasn’t shining as Franco, because the material just wasn’t there for him to play.

But now? Wow. This episode was phenomenal and Roger knocked it out of the park as Franco. I loved ever minute of it. I’m so happy he now has this kind of material to sink his teeth into and perform because it’s such a joy to watch him.

Bryon
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Bryon

This was an outstanding performance. I loved every minute of it.

Beth C
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Beth C

I believe Roger Howarth is the all-time love/ hate villain on daytime soaps. He portrays characters that “stir your gut and heart”…..I wasn’t a fan of him becoming Franco b/c I loved Todd….but I’m glad now because he has done an amazing job.

Jenny Brooks
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Jenny Brooks

No doubt everyone is doing a great job acting these scenes. And I love Roger Howarth. But I am so done with his character. The final nail for me was him saying – and then repeating- those horrible comments about Carly in front of young children. The comments may have been true, but that doesn’t mean 9 year olds needed to hear them.

su0000
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su0000

it’s only a story.. ”it ain’t real”
Roger is a huge BRAVO!!
the story is riveting!! … and! nobody was actually hurt LOL .. nope..
fantastic writing and acting, it doesn’t get any better than this ..

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Blame Carly for not whisking her daughter and Spencer out. She brought the wrath upon herself…now buck up Carly and while you’re doing it…take out a moment to remember your child’s in the room and get her out. But…she didn’t. Uncle Lucas did. Sigh…Carly, Carly, Carly….

Shay
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Shay

While I generally agree with you in principle, let’s face facts….These two precocious “kids” are already wise beyond their years….both have parents who are “shacking up” with their “significant others” under their own roofs and Joss also has a gay uncle and proud ex-hooker granny who are living in her home. They’ve pretty much seen and heard it all….throw in access to the internet, and I doubt there’s much of which these munchkins aren’t aware. I’m not saying that I necessarily approve of the way this particular situation was handled, but hey Dorothy, we’re not in Kansas anymore!!!! (Ditto for… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

and the bride wore white?
Where’s Billy Idol when we need him?

Julie Merritt
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Julie Merritt

I thought he was great.

deb
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deb

RH is one of the best actors in Daytime in fact one of the best actors PERIOD. That scene proved how incredible he is. I was jumping with glee to see Carly get exposed. Franco may be a nutjob but Carly and Sonny are two sick individuals who actually think they are better than others. A freaking mob boss who has his hit men at his beck and call thinks he is better than Franco. Carly took her baby boy from his bio father because he was an alcholic and handed him over to a freaking mob boss. The two… Read more »

Jimmy
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Jimmy

Franco is no saint, but yes, I fully agree about Sonny. How on Earth they’ve managed to keep him around for so long after all the heinous thing he’s done is beyond me. I really don’t know how he’s going to get out of this one; there is video proof of Sonny killing A.J. and if I were Franco, I’d march right down to the PCPD and show Anna. Sonny needs to pay for what he’s done, for once in his life. Ideally, Michael will walk away from him permanently now.

Troy Turner
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Troy Turner

Slow your roll-the tape is inadmissable-Sonny will walk

sadie soaper
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sadie soaper

Roger was absolutely fabulous! His acting skills are perfect for scenarios like these. Bravo – well done!!! (Makes me miss Todd all the more…)

Mrs Brown
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Mrs Brown

They are all great and I’m enjoying the twists and turns. Lots of plots, lots of characters. I am disappointed, however, in Sean and Jordan though. I understand that you have got to get these plots going but why do you always protray these professionals as bimbos and careless? They didn’t get to where they are by being dumb!

Elite Advisors
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Elite Advisors

I so agree with you! I miss TODD! Fingers crossed TODD comes back once the lawsuit is over….

Harry
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Harry

I think Franco is a new creation–he’s what’s left of the remains of OLTL’s Todd.
I have come to accept that.
Let us call him FrankenTodd.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I’ve been saying that along Harry. He’s definitely Todd. (Maybe when the Prospect Park lawsuit is over it will be revealed that FrankenTodd (that’s sooooooo good!) was really “just” Todd the whole time…)

I

Shay
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Shay

Right on, RoHo! Howarth totally rocked it as his Franco finally came full circle from his first facetious foray into Port Charles on that same “Ship of Fools”….needless to say, he was long overdue to return from his rueful road to redemption and cut loose from his Carly chains…and the man did so in his own spectacularly inimitable fashion!!!! I can only hope he proceeds to go off on one of his gleefully glorious glibfests….nobody delivers the poisonous put-downs quite like Roger!!!! (Especially wishing for some expertly ones aimed at his trussed-up tart of a prospective mother-in-law….and the brassy, brazen… Read more »

phonda
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phonda

roger needs to get a emmy.hes so talented..i wish for once,they make him a good guy,,love his acting,,hes so cool

Jimmy
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Jimmy

You know, at first, I wasn’t thrilled that they brought Roger back as Franco. I felt like the character didn’t fit him, and he would have been better playing another character. But my lord, this episode was fantastic! And Roger have an outstanding performance. I loved it all, especially the end when Sonny’s secret was finally revealed. It was wholly satisfying and it’s been a long time coming. The mere fact that Carly was so against Franco showing that video to Michael proves she’s guilty too. I can’t wait to see what happens now! Ideally, Michael will walk away from… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

They brought ”A” Franco back, but not thee franco..
Rogers franco is absolutely nothing as the 1st..
Roger built this Franco, and WOW!! the character is outrageously awesome!!

I am with you!!
I am in bated breath waiting for the next day!!
Every minute of the past couple of days have been riveting !!

BRAVO!!!!!! BRAVO !!!!!!

richard
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richard

W-O-W……this is daytime at its best!!! roger howarth was spellbinding!!!! I have seen this much good drama, since eileen davidson’s performance in the 90s when Kristen got her comeuppance for putting Marlena in the secret room!!! I cant wait to watch tomorrow’s episode!!!!!!! And Carly, that bitch got what she deserved, I cant wait to see Michael confront Sonny!! They need to bring Brenda back to reclaim sonny!!!! November sweeps has begun!!!!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

LOVE Roger! Loved him as Todd in OLTL…and love him as Todd in GH! (Cause there’s noting Franco-ish) about his character…he’s Todd all the way with a different name. LOVE IT! Regardless of the facd they had to change his name/character legally, they left all the Todd details…the vulnerable, the devious, the charming, the vengeful, the longing to be loved and look out if you hurt me guy that brings out RH’s best! Was looking forward to his revenge for a long time and it was well worth it! Sooooo happy Michael FINALLY knows the truth…and “Franco” is no longer… Read more »

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

Yes, i agree…he is more Todd now than Franco…i didnt care about his Franco at first but when his Todd emerged in those scenes i said ‘Welcome back, Todd Manning’…I wasnt too big of a fan of Micheal’s but CD has delivered an amazing emmy nominated performance in todays episode and made me like him for a change…cant wait for him to confront Sonny…i thought maybe Micheal will find Sonny shot…and Sonny will accuse Todd…i mean Franco but itll really be Heather who dun it!!! I also thought Heather would hurt Carly and Lucas uses his medical knowledge to save… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

I agree, Rebecca. Franco has got his Moo Joe back!!!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

oh…and I’m going to try eating popcorn that way. it’ll save me some calories…

Charday
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Charday

Let’s hope Sonny goes to prison soon.

Troy Turner
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Troy Turner

not gonna happen-the tape’s inadmissable

randy
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randy

if michelle stafford is staying +with general hospital..they should take the next year with nina and heather at ferncliffe,,,imagine the antics with these 2 powerhouses….at 1rst they could be completely off there rockers…but as the year goes by the get the help they need and finally released back to the good folks of port charles…as for franco…. any kind of scenes with heather and nina would be fire….

Ces
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Ces

PERFECTION !!! This episode was perfect from beginning to end!! oh, how I was rooting for Franco to put Carly in her place and take away the one person she loves more than herself, her precious Michael! Roger Howarth was deliciously devious in this scene!! payback is a bitch Carly 😉 Onto the other side ….. Michelle Stafford & Maura West were top notch today!! I think if Madeline wouldn’t have arrived, Ava would have stood a better chance since Cuckoo would have stayed awhile trying to name the baby. Omg — delivering a horse with hooves – so funny!!!… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

I luv luv luv how FV & RC and team bring it with a BANG!
when they bring it to climax they really make it explode!
They don’t drivel a it out, a bit here and bit there, they get right to it and its always earthshaking..

My jaw will drop and my breath is held while watching it all come to its glorious big
intense jolt…………….. WALLOP !!! (they bring it home !!

Majnoona
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Majnoona

Apparently I’m in the minority, but I hate it. I hate the cynicism of Ron’s writing. I hate the notion that the audience is supposed to be rooting for a serial killer and rapist. I don’t care about Franco’s man pain or whatever; he deserves that and a whole lot more. Are Sonny and Carly horrible people? Yes. Is Franco? Yes. And let’s be serious, neither MB nor LW are going anywhere, so Sonny and Carly are not going to “pay.”
Honestly, RH’s camp hour doesn’t do much for me.

su0000
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su0000

lol
Well, Majnoona..
Most do not see ”’this”’ Franco as a serial killer (he is not serial killing anyone) nor as a rapist as he never has raped anyone and he is not raping anyone..
You see; that is a different Franco..
That other Franco was killed and put in a Jar..
This Franco it total awesome 🙂
Roger has created an awesome thrilling mysterious magnificently odd Franco..
At times he seems lonely and lost and I just wanna hug him ..

RC and Roger have created a different awesome unusual character, Franco ..

Majnoona
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Majnoona

No, it is the same Franco. He is still a serial killer and a rapist, whether he’s raping someone right this minute or not. It’s just that Ron has completely rewritten the character so he can do what he wants with RH. He should just call him Bob or whatever and dispense with the pretense that this is Franco. And sorry, the tumor and immediate redemption stories don’t do much for me. This Franco is the same as Todd is the same as whatever character RH played on ATWT. I’ve seen him play the same role on three different shows… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I just love when secrets are revealed on soaps. The bigger the secret, the more dramatic the reveal the more fun it is for viewers who have patiently waited for characters to know what we have known for months. It is scenes like this one that makes soap watching worth while and why November is my favorite month to watch—now I can’t wait for Michael to find out all the secrets Kiki has been keeping from him– hoping all this will give Michael an edge he sorely needs to become a more interesting character.

Ces
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Ces

I was actually surprised we got such a revelation today! I thought Franco would change his mind or Michael would leave or something stupid to drag it out further! I’m SO thrilled we got a big payoff today.

Oh yeah ,… just WAIT until Michael gets another betrayal from his GF and finds out all the nitty gritty details she’s known & confided to Morgan on!

Should be good.

su0000
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su0000

Ces..
do you think Michael will go weird and his character will turn?
He will go from a cream puff to a jalapeno ..
It is time Michael gets some brass balls !!!

this could do it.. ”the change for Michael..

((I hope!!!!

Patrick
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Patrick

I wonder if this will be a good time for Kiki to remember her mom go back home… to the nest and fold…. be loved…. and help her through this trying of all times for Ava to not reach for that child… her nudaughter that’s amiss Michael… for all his bland acting… could go their.. with perhaps… Nina nurse… for spark… and entreat his senses for spark… implode…. she’s HOT… Rosalie to force and forefront so quickly…. Michael and Kiki… was too much… Michael and Rosalie… Michael and the Quartermaines… Michael without Carly and Sonny I don’t buy that he’s… Read more »

ces
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ces

Su – I certainly hope so! He’s been whimpy for too long and needs to wake up a little!! I never bought Michael & Kiki either; they make work as a real-life couple but onscreen it comes of bland. He needs someone to liven him because he’s super dull.
I’m with you Patrick, that Michael in charge of ELQ is a bit of a stretcccch!!

ces
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ces

I wasn’t expecting such a big pay off today. I thought for sure Franco would either change his mind or Michael would leave the party before he could unleash his video — so, I was pleasantly surprised at what a dynamic show this was today!! Edge of your seat episode. I can’t wait until Michael finds out all the nitty gritty details Kiki has kept from him and worse – confided in her EX about. That will be the 3rd betrayal for Michael. should be good!! Also, I find it hilarious that Carly could ask Franco “how could you?” considering… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I agree Ces. Carly is the ultimate hypocrite. She slept with her own mother’s husband, she locked out AJ from Michael’s life and told him lies about AJ…she doused AJ with alcohol when he was passed out so people would think he was back to drinking, she tried to kill Franco, shot Olivia…she also slept with Sonny when she was married to Jax. The list goes on and on…Soooo glad she was finally brought down. With that said, I feel bad for Kiki. She’s been very loyal to Michael. She wanted to tell him the truth many times…Morgan convinced her… Read more »

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Hi Rebecca, H-o-n-e-y…RIGHT ON!!!!! To me, Carly is nothing but a HYPOCRITICAL S-L-U-T PERIOD!!!!! Rebecca, I think that it’s VERY INTERESTING that you brought up the facts about Carly locking AJ out of Michael’s life and telling Michael lies about AJ. My point here: IMO, Carly does nothing but CONSTANTLY MEDDLE in Michael’s life!!!!! Sonny meddles but I think that Carly is W-A-Y WORSE, meddling-wise. And, if Carly thought that Franco was gonna actually M-A-R-R-Y her, then Carly is WAY MORE STUPIDER than I thought!!!!! Bottom Line Here: At the end of Round 1: Franco 1 (Y-A-Y!!!!!!!!!!) Carly 0 (AND… Read more »

Ces
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Ces

Rebecca – after today’s show, I’d like to start an “I hate Carly” club! She really does not take any blame for her actions. I just love how she turns the tables on Franco and plays victim, as if what she did was no big deal. Doesn’t she get it? That her actions have consequences?? She doesn’t!! And her Barbie doll of a stupid mother has the nerve to tell Franco to leave Carly alone? Seriously? I can’t believe the nerve of Carly acting all self-righteous during her speech and acting like Franco was all in the wrong when she… Read more »

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Ces…a “I hate Carly club”…oh, h-o-n-e-y…count me in!!!!! To me, Carly=HYPOCRITE PERIOD!!!!! BTW…L-O-V-E-D your ‘And her Barbie doll of a stupid mother’ comment!!!!! TOTALLY LMAO!!!!! Ces…let’s face it: Bobbie is NO PRIZE herself!!!!! Nope. Bottom Line Here: Carly’s downfall HAS BEGUN!!!!! And, continuing…..

Ces
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Ces

Jaybird!! lol…. welcome to the club 😉 Yeah, Scott needs to dump Bobbie; this forced relationship is a joke anyway. I really hope Carly doesn’t walk away all proud which she’s acting now. Really hope Heather tortures her a bit and Carly wipes that hypocritical smug look off her face like she’s a damn victim. To think, there was a minute there where I was starting to like her .. it vanished. Team Franco!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hi back, jaybird369! Carly is completely overbearing. I have no doubt she loves all her children to the ends of the earth and back…but she attempts to control them as if they were still little ones living under her roof. And let’s not forget how she possessed Jason even when he “belonged” either to Robin, Elizabeth or Sam. Her insecurity pushed her to command and demand being the center of everyone’s world…and she judges from atop her self-appointed throne and looks down her nose at people like Rick, AJ and Franco…while pledging undying loyalty to Sonny. What REALLY drives me… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hi Ces! LOL..poor Carly. That’s quite the twist on a “fan club!” It’s very strange how the writers turn reality around in many characters minds so that they are actually convinced that the one person they single out is the culprit and they’re in the right. When AJ was the target, Carly, Sonny, even Jason, Monica and Emily blamed him for something…or depending on the episode for everything! Yet they never really discussed their own evil…murdering, cheating, betraying, kidnapping. It’s written in such a way it’s almost like the writers want the viewer to be convinced that the “target” is… Read more »

Ces
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Ces

I agree with both Rebecca & Jaybird — Sonny & Carly made AJ out to be a horrible despicable creature and as Michael stated in the show the other day, Sonny’s hatred for AJ and wanting him out of Michael’s life is what really made him pull the trigger! Sonny & Carly never look at themselves in the mirror, always calling AJ & now Franco names. That he’s sick & twisted and everything else, meanwhile they go through life screwing the people they “claim to love.” It still makes NO sense why Sonny would screw Ava even though he knew… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hey Ces… No…I think this time both of them will pay. If they didn’t, it would negate the entire revelation to Michael. This, I believe, will set off a whole chain reaction of events…new alliances will be formed and old relationships will be broken. Michael will probably turn Q…get close to that side of his family…Sonny will hopefully go to jail…Carly will be broken when Michael turns away from her (as will Sonny), Michael will probably break up with Kiki…and in the old days Jason would probably ride into the rescue and somehow put Humpty Dumpty back together again. But… Read more »

Fanny
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Fanny

I understand Michael deserved the truth,and couldn’t remain in the dark indefinitely.
That said,Michael didn’t deserve to become Franco’s whipping boy yet again so he
could hurt and maim Carly and Sonny. In the long run it will bring him as little
satisfaction as when he choose to hurt this kind and sweet young man to
get even with “brother” Jason.

su0000
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su0000

lol
I see ”’this nice young man” / Michael,
going over the deep end from this one, and he will change..
I think Michael will finally grow a set and become a mans man and finally be strong and play dirty..ahhhh whoopie Michaels change, luv it!!
Michael will have his vengeance….. !!!!
(and it ain’t gonna be pretty eh )

Belle
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Belle

I loved Roger in those scenes at the wedding; he was superb! It’s time that someone stand his ground against Sonny and his goons. What a performance by a marvelous actor. I adore Roger as Todd ;however, I’ll accept him as Franco with his effortless acting. He does great work without even trying. I definitely don’t feel sorry for Carly nor Sonny. Any woman who allows her son to continue to call a man dad (mobster) who killed his father deserves anything bad she gets. Hopefully, Ron will consistently write well for Roger who will assuredly deliver a flawless performance.

Patrick
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Patrick

“…Hopefully, Ron will consistently write well for Roger who will assuredly deliver a flawless performance. ”

WOW

dmr
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dmr

Roger was fantastic! It always seems as though he improvs a few of his scenes-always so comedic. Love him!

Andrew
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Andrew

I have been on a week long business trip and unable to see GH since last Thursday – and won’t see any of the wedding episodes until Friday night – can’t wait!! Hopefully my DVR will have recorded all the eps.

Fanny
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Fanny

Or U tube it from anywhere. And hold on to Your seat, by Friday GH will be
EXPLOSIVE!!!

Marisa
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Marisa

BRAVO!!! BRAVO!!! BRAVO!!!

Congratulations to Roger, Maura, and Michelle for stellar performances! The entire cast is in top notch form this week.

Patrick
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Patrick

I”m so glad, that along with… fans of Roger Howarth were just biding their time

thank you Roger Howarth…. Franco grew a pair and is MOVING

RH is a force to canvas
RH is able to reckon
RH is ON par their

RH goes and presents

Jujhu
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Jujhu

Agree!!

dmr
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dmr

Chad Duell owned those emmy performance scenes these past two days on General Hospital. I am thrilled that he finally knows the truth and has disowned his toxic parents! As much as I am a fan of Maurice Benard, I hope that Sonny is arrested and does some time. Tired of everyone justifying his behavior and crimes. Loved how Michael told Carly that when she is not serving herself, she is serving Sonny. Right on, Michael!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Totally! Am beyond thrilled that after all these years of Michael adoring Sonny…the man who tortured, threatened and finally murdered AJ…that Michael knows the truth. I hope this is the turning point where Michael returns to the Q fold and takes his rightful place in his bio dad’s family…where he would have been had he not been taken and then poisoned against them. I wonder if he would have actually shot Sonny had Dante and/or Silas and Kiki not walked in…in the nick of time. By the way, that hasn’t happened yet but I’m assuming it will. Great performance by… Read more »

Sauje
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Sauje

I completely agree. AJ was always getting screwed. It’s about time Sonny and Carly get there’s. And for that matter anybody else that crossed Aj.

Christy
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Christy

I was so wanting him to drop the next M bomb – oh yeah, by the way, the reason I was late to the wedding is because I caught at dad’s hotel room by Shawn Butler and a big gun with a silencer. And oh by the way Dad, remember when I was on the phone worried about dear ole mom and where she was? Well guess who broke her out of Fern Cliff with the idea that they’d murder me before the wedding and pin it on Heather…. except, Heather gave them the slip at just the right moment… Read more »

Jill
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Jill

I loved Roger’s performance as always. He was great! He is an amazing actor.

Candy
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Candy

I loved Sonny…..no one seems to remember that he was actually tricked into killing AJ. Sonny is innocent to me. Ava actually killed AJ. She did not pull the trigger but she used him and used him and plotted. She killed Connie, AJ and shot at Olivia trying to kill Franco. She deserves what get is getting. BIG TIME.

Sauje
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Sauje

Love Franco and I’m So glad Michael has seen what Carly and Sonny really are. YAY! AJ finally getting vindication. Thank you Thank you Thank you!

bun
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bun

I’m a little late in my response to the “chickens coming home to roost” episode, but the comments were so gratifying & echoed my thoughts/feelings re Sonny & Carly ‘ s comeuppance. It’s been hell suffering through decades of the ridiculous & nauseatingly righteous stances taken by Sonny–i mean really GH writer’s past & present–he’s a killer; a so-called Don of Port C! He shouldn’t be looking down on nobody! Ok, let me calm myself and that, Rebecca, your impressively astute observation & description of how GH writers present these hypocritically written characters such as Sonny & Carly, was right… Read more »

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Alex Is ‘Wicked’ To Anna; Franco Receives Devastating Diagnosis

Friday’s episode of General Hospital brought with it a clever play on the Broadway smash hit musical, Wicked, but no there was no singing, instead we had the always brilliant Finola Hughes, playing the good witch and the bad witch, in the form of portraying twin sisters, Anna and Alex as Halloween night comes to Port Charles.

In story, Anna, who is dressed for Halloween in white as a good witch, reads the report in front of Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) that proves that Faison did not have the marker for RA (rheumatoid arthritis) which then proves that since she did not have it, nor Faison, that Alex is the biological mother of Peter August (Wes Ramsey).

All this time, as Anna says, she blamed herself for being with Faison only to find out that was a complete lie.  Anna becomes so incensed by all of Alex’s machinations that she smashes a glass just as the power goes out.  Valentin tells Anna he was also used by her sister where Peter was concerned.  Anna questions whether she should warn Peter, that Alex might be after him and his unborn child with Maxie (Kirsten Storms).  Valentin is convinced they need to get rid of Alex, before she does something to them.

 

Anna does decide Peter should show know the truth, as Valentin leaves to find out Alex’s whereabouts.  When the lights come back on at Anna’s, she is clubbed over the head by Alex who is dressed in black as a bad witch. Later, when kids come to trick-or-treat at Anna’s, she has switched places with her sister offering the kid’s candy after stashing Anna away in the basement and most-likely locking her in there.

Peter is in a whole heap of trouble as he keeps getting creepy phone calls from Helena saying they have “unfinished business”.  We later see a trap is being set by Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) and Sam (Kelly Monaco) in a secret location.  Sam is using a voice-alternating ‘Pro Tools’ like audio software program to simulate Helena’s voice to spook Peter and to set him up!

Back at the hospital, Terry (Cassandra James) delivers terrible news to Franco (Roger Howarth). His test results show he has a malignant tumor again on the front lobe of his brain, and that it is inoperable and cannot be removed through surgery.  She tells him she wants to run more tests to see what options they have.

When she asks Franco if he has developed any symptoms, he flashes back to the night at Wyndemere when Ava’s (Maura West) painting was revealed and ruined with C077x spray-painted across it and a haunting dream he had, but denies to Terry that he has had any problems as of now.  When she tells him they need to tell Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst), Franco says he does not want to tell her, or the boys, about this.  When Liz enters the room, Terry and Franco keep mum as to his condition, for now.

Roger Howarth showed once again why he can always be counted on to bring poignant moments to his scenes as Franco.  Be on the lookout for what happens with this story.  In a November sweeps preview in the current issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, GH head writers, Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor teased about the medical crisis that it “may hold the key to unlocking one of the biggest mysteries in Port Charles – something that has been in the works for years.”

So, what did you think will happen next in the Anna/Alex saga?  What do you think will ultimately happen to Franco? Will he become the ‘killer’ Franco again? What could be the mystery the co-head writers are referring to? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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General Hospital To Air Special Election Episode In Honor of the Passing of the 19th Amendment & Women’s Right To Vote

On the Monday, November 2nd episode of General Hospital, just before election day here in the United States, the ABC daytime drama is airing a very special episode depicting and remembering the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution.

The inspiring female cast will go back in time as Laura Wright takes on the role of Beatrice Eckert, a suffragist, who is more than ever, determined to get women to exercise their right to vote.

Key to the episode are Eden McCoy (Josslyn) and Sydney Miykala (Trina).  In the story, it marks Josslyn’s first time to be able to vote now that she has turned 18. At first, she isn’t very motivated to vote, but when she and Trina find themselves traveling back in time to 1920, things take a turn as Josslyn realizes just how important it is to exercise her right to have her voice heard and vote, as those women before her fought for their rights.

In the all female directed, written episode, also look for actresses: Maura West, Nancy Lee Grahn, Finola Hughes, Rebecca Herbst, Nicole Briana Henry, Brook Kerr, and more of the female cast to be on-screen.

The episode’s key messaging, “Voting isn’t just a right.. it’s a privilege.”   All that to say, remember, to get on vote come Tuesday.

Watch the promo below.

What do you think of GH producing and airing this special episode? Comment below.

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Emme Rylan Addresses Reports Of Her Exit From General Hospital & Update On Plans With Family

Several hours ago, Emme Rylan (Lulu) of General Hospital took to her Instagram story to talk directly to her followers, friends and fans about her rumored exit on the ABC daytime drama series, and to share some changes in where she and her family will be living.

At that time, Emme updated everyone that since the landlord sold the house she has been living in with partner Don Money and their three children, that they had not found a suitable home for them to live, in Los Angeles, after their extensive search.  So for now they were going to put their things in storage and go on an extended road trip with the entire family in tow … in a car… under Covid-19 safety protocols with her kids still distance-learning, and that she would be documenting the trip on her Instagram account,

After she shared her original update, she later went back to her Instagram story to clarify her earlier statements after many fans were following up with her asking her even more questions.

 

Rylan shared:  “I am getting a lot of questions that I cannot answer …  people are kind of being confused that maybe I chose to take a vacation or take time-off,  so the only thing I can say is “no, I did not choose this.”  I can’t say anything else.  There you go.   That’s all I am allowed to say.   So, this trip is us taking an unexpected turn of events and turning it into something positive and fun for our family. ”

Earlier on her IG story, Emme addressed the reports of her exit from Port Charles explaining: “I am not in a position to be able to comment on the work stuff, so in terms of General Hospital, I am going to keep that topic quiet. All you need to know is that I love everyone there, we all love each other, I’m okay, and all of your messages of love are amazing … I love you guys so much — but I just can’t talk about it. ”

Then as to her plans with her family she shared: “We, meaning my family and I, have decided to do something completely insane. I have never done anything like this in my entire adult life. We are currently packing up our entire house and putting it in a pod and putting it in storage here in Los Angeles, and with only our suitcases, we are going to go on a Covid-safe, epic road trip.  I have been working every single day, Monday through Friday on a soap opera since 2004?  I have only been in New York and L.A, and I have never really explored life outside of this bubble.”

So, what do you think about what Emme shared with her fans and followers? Comment below.

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