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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Will Franco Wake Up As Drew & Become The Next Victim Of Mind-Mapping?

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Friday’s episode of General Hospital, picked up from the major plot twist; and unfortunately for Franco (Roger Howarth), even with the arrival of Curtis (Donnell Turner) and Drew (Billy Miller) to save the day; according to Dr. Cabot (Time Winters), the mind-mapping transfer could not be stopped.  And as the men were all bantering and arguing about, the download into Franco’s brain was fully completed.  Then, Cabot tells Drew that when Franco wakes up, it will be with the memories of Drew dating back to 2012.

Now the questions are, did the procedure work?  Will Franco awake from this nightmare with the history and personality of Drew, or could Dr, Cabot’s experiment be a bust on him?  Next. Liz (Rebecca Herbst) and Chase (Josh Swickard) show-up.  Liz is heartsick to begin to learn what happened in the warehouse to her son, Cameron (William Lipton) and her husband.  Chase arrests Shiloh (Coby Ryan McLaughlin), but he also goes to GH to get medical attention for his wounds from the fight with Drew and Curtis.

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Once, Franco is taken to General Hospital still unconscious, Lucas (Ryan Carnes) is on the medical case and gets him a neurological work-up.  Lucas then has to stitch up Shiloh, who continually throws jabs at the good doc about Wiley.   Then in a bit of foreshadowing, Dr. Cabot tells Drew, that he will thank him once Franco wakes up with Drew’s memories.  Does that mean that Drew could have done some horrible things in his past … or that Shiloh will leave Drew alone, because what he needs is inside Franco’s brain now? Drew hopes his memories stay buried.

In heartbreaking scenes, and in touching performances from William Lipton and Rebecca Herbst; as well as Billy Miller, Cam tells his mother about Franco’s last words to him to,  ‘Tell your mom I love her and that I’ll be back”.   Liz learns how Franco protected her son, and traded places with him. Next, Liz sits by an unconscious Franco, and in tears, thanks him for keeping Cameron safe, but laments that it would be a far less wonderful world without Franco in it, and begs him to come back to her, and what a hero he is for what he did saving her son.

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In addition, Cameron gives Drew a key piece of Intel he learned during his kidnapping and while the mind-mapping procedure on Franco was taking place.  Shiloh is looking for a specific memory that would allow him to disappear, and that is why he is so determined to get inside Drew’s head from back in the day, by any means possible!  When Cameron sees Shiloh being taken away by Chase, he runs at him but is stopped by Drew. Cameron threatens a snide and laughing Shiloh that he will, “Make him pay.”  Uh-oh!  Is a murder mystery on the way, too?  Drew tries to talk down Cameron.

As the episode comes to it conclusion, Lucas informs Elizabeth that the test results show that all of the physical functions of Franco’s brain are working normally,  However, they won’t know the impact of the mind-mapping procedure until Franco wakes up.

So, what do you think Franco will wake up as Drew? The procedure will half work and he will be part Franco and part Drew? The procedure is a dud? What did you think of the performances from everyone involved in this storyline?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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I think Franco will wake up with Drew’s memories but his past brain tumor will have made the memory mapping not work as expected and he’ll get flashes of his real life. At least that’s what I’m hoping. I know Becky, Roger and William Lipton will slay this and I’m so excited to see what material they get. Love #Friz and know their love will prevail. This is super couple story and I’m so glad they gave it my faves.

I think the writers on General Hospital suck why would they do that to Franco he just got married has a family that is ridiculous get new writers cause they are running down GH and I have been watching it from day one and so many things have changed and not for the bettet bring people back from the dead really it is all crazy

How about another plot twist? This flash drive turns out to not have Drew Cain’s brain on it at all, but was actually mapped from Faison’s brain in a jar.

Frodd wakes up as “Fraisodd” and takes his “son” Whiny Heiny out of town, both never to return. Win win all around.

hmmm, I dont think Peter’s real father is Faison. i love Roger and he and Becky are great together. I’ll take no matter who he plays, but after all this to get Franco and Elizabeth together, I really hope this isn’t their end.

This storyline finally gets interesting! Amazing work by all involved.

While it took me a bit to get used to it, I love the newly improved Franco and that RH gets to put his own touches into the character. However, I am excited at the prospect of RH getting to sink his acting chops into a challenging twist with incorporating a new personality. I just love seeing Howarth act, and hope GH writers keep letting him do his thing.

I hope it didn’t work, but more than likely, it did. I just hope eventually Franco finds his way back to himself and loved ones.

I hope the memory didn’t work.

I hope it didnt work too but this is a soap opera.

The aftermath had some nicely acted, written and directed scenes. (I don’t feel the same can be said of the prior scenes at the warehouse.)

I kept asking myself the same question you are asking and i think it would be more interesting if Franco wakes up with Drew’s memories, but eventually gets back his own; meaning the procedure wasn’t a total success. This way, Drew can learn more about his past, the viewers get in on it, too, and it creates more story for Liz & Franco and the rest of the ir family. They could bring Dr. Maddox back to work on helping restore Franco’s memories after a while. I really don’t want Franco to become someone else permanently.

Give Drew his answers,to his past.
Give Liz and Franco amazing story line,but let their love prevail.
Give Liz and her boys a happy reunion with Franco and his new family.And Franco needs to feel loved wanted something he was afraid of losing. Drew needs to stay and find new love and be with his family,in Port Charles.

Agreed but it’s too late

I hate this franko android Drew thing let get franko back to liz

here, here! totally agree

HUH? This isn’t mind swapping. It’s mind numbing. This is ridiculousness at its height. I’ve resorted to just reading recaps as it’s just too much to subject my mind too. A story like this, A Tale of Two Minds, should not be happening on our daytime screen. We’re adults, not enthralled children waiting on the next episode of Dr.Who and the Daleks. FFS!

It’s a soap. Where people come back from the dead. Where evil people create weather machines, etc. Suspend your disbelief, otherwise there is absolutely no reason to watch soaps!

My favorite kinds of soaps–and they certainly have existed, TVJeff, though it’s been a while since I’ve run into one on my TV screen, so I can’t blame you if you haven’t seen one–are the ones that don’t make me consciously suspend my disbelief, it just happens automatically, because the storytelling is compelling, emotional, gripping, and free of gimmicks like this mind-swapping silliness. Even GH–though you’d certainly never know it now–used to be like that when it was written by the Labines in the 1990s or Douglas Marland in the late 1970s. You just tuned in, and the writing sucked you in. Sigh. I miss those days.

One of the reasons I can’t care about this mind-swapping scenario (although not the only one) is that the writers are making this all up, every bit of it, so any stakes attached are totally artificial; the mind-swapping can have any consequence/outcome they want it to, or no consequence at all. I actually don’t know HOW to care about something like that. (I suppose–and it takes a lot to do it–but I suppose this could be interesting if the writers were willing to look at what the implications of this kind of mind-swapping might be, really, if it really did exist: if they took this outlandish concept and played it straight, in other words. What does it feel like to lose your identity because you have somebody else’s memories implanted in you? How does it affect those around you? What do you do to get your memory and your life back? Is there anything you CAN do to get it back? Those kinds of issues might be interesting, theoretically, even with a totally contrived concept like mind-swapping. But I see no evidence that that’s where this is going. It’s pure plot device, as best I can tell, and the stakes, such as they are, arise completely from that.) If you give me a reality-based story like a brain injury–or say, Monica’s breast cancer story from years back–I know what the stakes are (if the story is told honestly), and I know how to react to what’s at stake. A brain tumor or breast cancer has real implications, and I know what they are, and it brings a reality-based significance to the storytelling (again, if the story is told honestly). Since the stakes here are totally made up, and the writers don’t have to follow any rules but their own when they devise the outcome (which I’m sure makes it a much easier story to write), I have a lot of trouble working up much interest. Todd will wake up with whatever memories the writers conveniently decide he does or does not have–or none at all–and even if he has Drew’s memories this wee, they can simply decide next week to have him have Todd’s memories again when they’re tired of it as a plot device. Meh. I see no reason to care.

This is supposed to be a show about a hospital (yes, yes, I know, it’s mostly been General Mobsterscape for the last two decades or so, but the title remains General Hospital); pseudo-medical nonsense like this story reminds me of its erstwhile medical setting and makes me wonder–again–why those in charge can’t build compelling drama around doctors, nurses, and real medical situations. That would seem to provide ample ground to fuel compelling drama, with the emotional lives of medical professionals providing plenty of opportunity to shift away from the hospital as well.

Todd = Franco; as you can see, I can’t even keep straight whom Mr. Howarth is supposed to be playing anymore (but then, it matters little in a story like this one).

Now see here young man. Up until the 80’s soaps were based heavily on heightened realism. Extra sauce thrown into daily dramas or into the staple bad woman/man. Even Dark Shadows wasn’t this batsh*t crazy, and it was about BATS! When Luke and Laura stormed the airwaves, and story became thin enter the weather machine and the left hand boy. Others took it up and suddenly people were possessed of the devil, being chased by dwarfs called Mr.Big, time traveling, inventing ageing serums, clones and all types of outrageous nonsense. The trend never stopped. Up to killing off characters and injecting them with life giving juice to resurrect them, countless scooby doo where are you mask reveals and endless I got burned alive make my face look like this face stories. Soaps need to get back to some sort of normal semblance of what they once were. Family and relational drama. Those who have and those who don’t, classic class struggle, tormented lovers, the over bearing patriarchs and matriarchs. Young love and towns full of real angst and real life drama. Not impossibly, imperceivably, with no merit whatsoever, interchanging people’s minds. Flawlessly duplicating someone’s face, or jabbing somebody with an unbelievably large needle and they come back to life, just because, oops,our bad with that character. I’m all for suspending my belief when it comes to daytime, but not for being made a fool of as a daily viewer. And once again I raise a glad to dearly departed too soon Calvin Boudreaux. R.I.P.
CHIN CHIN SALUD!

Ahh. Poor Calvin. May he be resurrected with the juice of life and return to Genoa City with Victor Newman’s face. Lurking in the shadows,plying Nikki with Manhattans,befriending jack, taking Nick on a near deadly fishing trip and chasing after a confused Chelsea, leaving the real Victor confused and befuddled. LOL! See young man, suspended belief.

Mind-mapping, mind-snapping–PULEEZE–end the torture of mind-mapping!

I am sad of how the story line involving Drew, he deserves much better than this. Come on GH get it together!!!!! Pkease keep Drew!!!!!! You are letting go a really great actor, he’s family!!!!!it just wont be the same when Drew (Billy Miller) leaves!!! It’s getting hard for me to watch the sad pathetic storyline on Drew.

I totally agree with please, please keep Billy Miller I Love on GH

Yes please do keep Billy Miller!!!!!!!!

Loved the acting displayed in the last few days!! I love GH and the show has some of the best actors/actresses on daytime!! The young man playing Cameron is AMAZING!! Looking forward to Mondays episode!

Cameron was outstanding in his performance and I can’t wait to see more of this storyline with him. I love the bond that has evolved with Franco & Cameron.

I’m praying that Franco is Franco and the procedure failed at least now Cameron will love and respect Franco and they finally won’t butt heads So ya I’m praying it didn’t work

Me too

If you want to apply real world logic to such a sci-fi procedure as brain mapping, then it should work like this…

Previous subjects were all identical twins. Therefore they should have brains which are physically the same. Indeed, the only thing that prevented a transfer of Drew’s memories into Jason’s brain was the previous brain injuries Jason suffered at the hands of his drunken brother AJ.

Frodd & Drew are second cousins so they would probably have SOME common DNA, but obviously nothing near the full compatibility of an identical twin. So logically, it would only be possible to do a partial transfer anyway. Of course there’s no way in Hell I could possibly apply real world logic to explain exactly what parts would or would not be compatible. Best analogy I could make would be a computer software backup & recovery program which can be configured to restore some sectors of a hard drive, but not the others

I really miss the day when soaps had family and relationship drama,,,characters stayed dead…plots more down to earth-closer to real life…yes, GH had outrageous plots back in the 80s and that was the start of soap problems but back then most soaps werent so far fetched with the scifi stuff as it is now and darkness…where killers are now the heroes ect…so much crime after crime stories…character brought back from the dead just to drive a story..no laughter like the Q family drama…no super couples to root for…no we get characters wearing masks or mind switching…Y&R has had its bad moments but stays mostly with family drama ect and no wonder it remains the number one drama…oh, there is still talk about AMC and OLTL revival(dont no how they would work with so many actors deceased or moved on) but anyway why not a soap opera Dr.Who-may as well as we are going to be kept getting dished the over the top SciFi stuff…except Dr,Who was cool-doubt they could do that right!!!

Jimh…I feel like you in many respects. I also miss the family and relationships as well as the humor, adventure and romance. Where it gets tricky is when the writers haven’t provided enough generations of family to carry on the family name…but then those like the original Q’s are hard to replace when they start leaving us. What I really don’t like are what I call the “ugly” stories starting for me with Fluke, then Ryan/Kevin, and now Shiloh.

Agreed. I watch GH to escape real life and be entertained. All this darkness is not entertaining…it’s down right depressing, especially when Cam was brought into it. I watched Oscar die…hated every gut wrenching second of it, but at least it was a real life issue. If they had magically cured him at the last minute I would have been disappointed because most families don’t get that miracle. Anyway, I’m rambling. I miss love in the afternoon…Sonny & Brenda adventures, Quartermaine family antics, Ned & Lois kind of love. Bring fun back into GH!

With you 100% I miss Love in the Afternoon from ABC too. I’m 60y/o & care for the geriatric & developmentally disabled and we’re ALL Sick of the darkness and NEED some light love & adventure!

The mind-mapping is too funny!
It’s spoofing the 60’s SyFy shows..
It could be something from the Outter Limits;
that ridiculous plastick thing on Franco’s head cracked us up !!
We laughed your azz off— True 60’s SyFy !!

Anyways– Franco will be Drew that’s a good thing and about time that RH got a good script that highlights his talents.

Seems that I’m the only one that believes;
Drew will hear his story from Franco and he will go Military and find Shiloh’s stolen millions and return the money to who/where it belongs..
Drew will, once again, be a hero but- missing (not dead)
And—-
if it doesn’t end that way then it was damend poor writing!

I am luvin that Franco will be out of Liz’s life and on an adventure; Liz killed my Franco with her boring Nun self..

Good call. I would watch that story. But that warehouse scene was too ridiculous for words. Only Rodger could save it and Lipton did a great job but otherwise laughable.

The warehouse scenes were great. Billy was awesome as were the rest

Please end this Shiloh crap already!!!

I hope it doesn’t work

Worse storyline from twins memory switching to DoD Shiloh becoming involved in it.. shouldn’t have switched him,better story with cult..whiley his son obsession, also boring Carly being pregnant..Sam is also boring tough girl being seduced plus putting herself in ” rape ” situations..but hating Franco still..her character is getting played out with this

One more thing I’m not happy with Dev storyline..I don’t know why but it so far doesn’t interest me…and Mike Corbin storyline isn’t good never was ..he is a good actor just bad script for such a good actor..it coulda been better story for him.and PLEASE bring back Max and his brother for security for sonny…and let them NOT be as fumbling baffoons like the writers seem to do while making sonny out to be a tough godfather..they are 2 good actors who storylines could be interesting if given a chance

Sick of Sam

I’m praying that it was a bust but with soap opera one would guess that Franco will wake up with Drew’s memory. And Cameron’s performance was by far the BEST ever!!!! That young man is a great actor hell he had me crying.

I want a gradual Tri-Todd. Start slow…the current personality is status quo. Each adrenaline rush releases the kind, protective parts of Todd, Franco & Drew OR the dark & twisted Todd-Franco side with “special soldier” of Drew. Each rush creates a hybrid of the two sides til…..who do we have? A Jekyll-Hyde 2020 with a love of Country? The possibilities are endless with this actors chops!!

They should have him part Franco n part drew i say

Would have really been fun I’d Drew became Franco and Franco became Drew.

Please bring back Star!!!!! And Todd!!!!! I miss them. I don’t like Franko playing a goodie guy. I like him better as Todd Manning.

Todd would almost be And preferable to Frodd at this point, but an absolute HELL no to the untalented bubble gum princess ever showing up again in any form. And same goes for her mother. Bad enough she’s been stinking up Days now for a while.

It’s a rediculous omit but that’s the fantasy of soaps. Lipton did a great job as an anguished kid. Kudos!

Iii think Will Lipton did a fabulous acting job….

Franco was a wonderful actor

Just let Franco be Franco and forget this unrealistic bologna!!! GH needs no more ridiculous story lines!! JMO

HOW COULD THE PROCEDURE POSSIBLY WORK??? FRANCO HAD BRAIN SURGERY, ALSO!!! WRITERS SWITCHING UP… MAKES FOR QUESTIONABLE STORY OUTCOME!!!

Leave franco be himself but with the knowledge drew may want

Oh wow… come on is that how their writing off Billy Miller…too many Drew’s??? Been there seeing that.

I hope it works until Drew or Jason gets the information they need about Shiloh, whatever he didn’t want Drew to find out what happened in the Military and it wears off and Franco comes back to himself. I really hate Bill Miller is leaving, he’s a great actor and there could be lots of storylines for him, really wish he would stay.

Exactly

Let’s hope this show is not going to get that ridiculous i’ve been watching General Hospital since the beginning and it seems he’s getting Very boring and to have Franco have Drew’s Memories are really stupid

I think the doctor didnt go thru with the proceger,,thats why he told drew u will thank me when franco wakes up,,and it was desighed for twins,,and franco had a brain injurie,,so i hope he will wake up fine

Think back Patrick said Drew had a Head operation before too.

DUMBEST storyline ever (worse than Casey the Alien). I hope he wakes up as Serial Killer Franco & trims the fat with a crime spree (Peter, Dev, Kim, Jordan the teen scene, etc).

I am hoping Franco is Franco, but also remembers Drews past to fill in all the gaps.Drew gets to the money Shilo has hidden and does something good with it. Shilo needs to die in jail- hes so creepy! That Franco only looses all the bad memories in his life.

Drew probably stashed it to take to his commander after he called them about Shiloh. But was taken before he could get the money to the Navy authorities

It better be a dud. Drew needs his memories back before he leaves.

I love Drews character keep Billy Miller please you need some characters that are not criminals.

I love Drews character we need to keep him on General Hospital and give him a future with Hayden… She would make
a real interesting mate for Drew. Keep Billy Miller please .

I am sick of the whole story line….get on with it already !!

Billy miller had the best chemistry with Becky good luck to him I know he and Kelly were close but sorry his best chemistry was with bevky

Poor Franco here we go again ? Should be interesting let’s see what’s coming. If he comes back with Drew’s memories he’ll remember Kim, poor Liz watch out. Should be interesting….

Hi Connie
Well you are right! Franco/Drew sure remembered Kim today, with a big romantic kiss.I don’t think he will be remembering Liz, anytime soon. I wonder if this will end the move to NYC plan? Julian, who? I can’t wait until NuDrew goes to see Shilow, but most importantly I can’t wait until he sees Jason with the face he remembers as being his.This may not be happening as we all wished it would, but it sure is going to be interesting.

It was an out standing performance by all. Coby is evil. Roger was a loving & protective parent. Billy has my heart & will be greatly missed. Rebecca a loving & protective wife & mother. Donnell you want him by your side in any crisis.

I hope that Franco wake up soon and remembers elizabeth

Loved the story line .Liz and Billy was excellent…but Cameron was great his emotional episode on this amazing episode and how he showed his love for Franco.. and the concern for his mom.and Franco was outstanding also.

Adding the Webber Baldwin family to this god awful cult story is the only thing that is saving it. Finally, there’s a reason to invest with the emotional stakes high. These actors and actresses can and will make the viewers feel what the characters feel. Franco knows forgetting his past won’t change it, but was desperate to protect Cameron at the risk of losing the life he’s worked hard to build and wanted to live.

The characters affected by this happening to Franco will bring the A game. Now that Franco & Elizabeth are being used to save the pathetic cult story, maybe the show runners will wise up and use more front burner stories featuring Franco & Elizabeth to save the show itself from overuse of Sonny, Carly, Jason, Sam, and the ever-plummeting ratings.

Well the end of Monday’s episode apparently confirms it…. Frodd is now Drodd. 666% ridiculous.

You might be right Satan, but this poor guy, whoever he is, doesn’t know whether to **** or wind his watch. Don’t you have just a little pity?

I hope it doesn’t work. I think Todd and Elisabeth need to be finally happy and live a good life as a family that they both deserve.

Sorry Wanda, Todd is back in Sleepy Hollow or wherever that was he came from. I don’t think he ever knew Elizabeth. This is still Roger Howarth, a.k.a Franco or possibly Drew Cain.

I think that that area where they took out that large tumor with help get our Franco back… but in the meantime, it would be nice if theyd map Roxy the bearded dragon and copy it into Shiloh’s brain, and dr cabot too… that would be fitting. they could share a cage. bwhahaha

I think it sucks that franko woke up with drews memory, Liz and franko have been through enough already and now you add this, Liz is the one who will suffer, but I hope she can get through to him and he gets his memory back

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