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Michael Rodrick Begins His Run On GH As Seth Baker!

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Former Another World cast member, Michael Rodrick, who played Cameron Sinclair on the now defunct NBC soap opera back from 1998-1999, will be seen in upcoming episodes of General Hospital as Seth Baker.  Rodrick will begin to air next week.

What brings Rodrick to the canvas in Port Charles?  Turns out Liz’s rapist Tom Baker (Don Harvey) has a brother who is now looking for him since Franco has the guy caged!

Seth definitely has some questions as to the whereabouts of this former convict. According to the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Seth comes to the hospital to grill Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) as to where Tom is.  He even runs into Franco (Roger Howarth), where Seth angrily notes that Tom told him all about Franco’s death threats.  Let the drama begin.

Will Seth discover what Franco has done to his brother? What will be the ramifications for all involved? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Patrick
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Patrick

I’m NOT invested in this story… surprise surprise… because it’s revolving around a weird now defunct character… Franco. GH – kill off Franco… and … surprise surprise… return Roger Howarth to the fold… as Todd What’s HOLDing my attention… the keen ACTING ability of : Tom Baker (Don Harvey). GH NEEDS to KEEP Don Harvey’ Tom Baker… around. when a character actor of this caliber comes around… CLEAN him up. this is the last straw… finally.. in the character of Franco I get that he’d do anything… to protect Liz. Liz told him… she doesn’t need a super hero. told… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Wowsah : the REEL deal

cut and paste from youtube.com

2012 acting reel Michael Rodrick.mov

GH time to steer away from this ridiculous mob scene and dr. Finn loopy ways

Patrick
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Patrick

better yet… it’s time for Roger Howarth to go : FIRE

put the actors who portray : Sonny / Jason / Finn / Michael on notice… they are nowhere near the caliber their popularity teen beat image lends… dire waste

GH / ABC / Disney : back your product… these characters are killing the show

Patrick
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Patrick

I CAN’T stand it

does any one… see… a semblance… of Peter Sarsgaard.

drool

Ghlover
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Ghlover

He was so good on AW!!! Please let him stay for Carly!!!!

Patrick
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Patrick

PS: – any one –

why was their no GH epi today? Friday

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

It might have been because of the Presidential Address, Patrick.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I was thinking it might have been preempted because of President Obama’s speech…maybe they thought the show would be interrupted mid-way…???

Celia
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Celia

Obama’s last speech, Patrick. While a US drone is stolen by the Chinese, the first family is vacationing in Hawaii with our tax dollars.

Carol
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Carol

Celia,

Don’t you ever take a vacation?

Addison
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Addison

I am utterly appalled anyone would be critical of one of the hardest working presidents in our recent history for taking some much needed vacation time with his family for the holidays. Meanwhile, the president elect spends inordinate amount of time attacking the Vanity Fair editor, Alec Baldwin and other folks via Twitter and has attended 2 out of thirty-five briefings. Those Tweets just make him look silly, petulant, uneducated, humorless, thin skinned and down right mean spirited–not the qualities one looks for in a commander in chief. Some folks sense of priorities totally bewilder me. In any case, glad… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

No Celia…HIS dollars…travel and entertainment expenses are one of the additional “perks” of being President that comes with it’s huge salary of $400,000/yr. Even the new president will be able to receive them as part of the salary package.

Nora
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Nora

I guess you did n’t hear that China plans to return the missing drone.I don’t what that has to do with the President going on vacation at any rate. He us capable of doing work at any place he’s at. I guess you just like complaining about this President. Well, in a few short weeks you can see how our tax dollars are being used as President elect Trump flies back and forth to Washington to NY…PS the President is allowed to take a vacation during Christmas.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Celia, I’m surprised at you. Why shouldn’t he have a vacation? Lord knows Bush2 took plenty of them. People who don’t take a little down time don’t usually make good decisions.

gh'er
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gh'er

Wow, I thought you were cool. We all need a vacation sometimes. The President makes a salary. I am sure he can pay his own way for himself and his family.
In the meantime, let’s sit back and wait to see what your new pres has in store for us.

Celia
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Celia

@gh’er.
Hello,
LOL. Actually, I’m very HOT!!!!! Ssssss…..

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

We’re going to miss him…aren’ t we Patrick??? Still beyond surreal…the age of the Orange is frighteningly around the corner….

Steve
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Steve

ABC did a national preemption. In return, they’ll have a new episode next Friday 12/23 instead of a planned rerun.

Lin
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Lin

GH did not run a show today as they knew of the Presidential address. Fridays show will be shown Monday.

Timmm
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Timmm

Because ONCE again, the networks interrupted our shows for something that is not important and can be shown on TWENTY FOUR HOUR NEWS CHANNELS!

T
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T

WHAT A DISGUSTING STORYLINE GH HAS WITH RAPIST SEXUAL ASSAULT JUST WHAT VICTIMS WANT TO SEE GH HAS LOST TOUCH WITH REALITY! FRANK SHOULD BE FIRED BECAUSE HE IS A LIAR!! DOESN’T CARE ABOUT THE FANS! HE RUINS A WONDERFUL SL THAT VANISHED THE MOST WASTED ROMANTIC POTENTIAL, FOR THIS CRAP GH WAS ABOUT AWARENESS IN MANY SL NOW ITS DARK, DREARY STUPID! I GUESS NEXT WE WILL HEAR THEY CANCELLED GH! THATS THE TOAD THEY ARE HEADED FOR! GOODBYE GH!

JK
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JK

YOU ARE SO CORRECT…..A DISGUSTING STORYLINE THAT I NOW DO NOT WATCH……WHAT A HORRIBLE WASTE OF TALENT WITH ROGER HOWARTH… SET THOSE RECORDERS AND FAST-FORWARD!

Nora
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Nora

I agree. This whole storyline is awful. If its a way for them to get rid of Franco that would give me a little satisfaction. I love the talented Roger Howarth, but I always thought that the unlikable and mentality disturbed Franco was a role he should be playing. I don’t even want him to play Todd (another rapist) again, I’d rather this talented actor play someone new. I’m sure that TPTB put their heads together, they could have RH an entirely new character ( not related to the Q’s, the mob, Cassidines, etc) that makes this talented actor shine.

Rose
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Rose

T & JK…I am so with you regarding Franco, rapists, cages, etc. They just put us through the never-ending, dark. Fluke story. Then serial killer Paul which was a waste of a good actor. While I wasn’t a Liz/Franco romance fan, it was way more preferable to the terrible twist they have taken on his “protectiveness.” Plus, I never liked the Franco character since Mr. Franco himself..sick!. If ABC insists on these kinds of stories at least save them for their nighttime “soaps” …which I wouldn’t watch anyway. There’s enough dark, ugly, and perversion in the world/local news as it… Read more »

Lin
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Lin

I agree it’s a disgusting storyline. I’m fast forwarding anything related to that storyline as well as Sonny and that girl. r. Can’t stand that storyline. It’s been done before and I can’t stand it.

Timmm
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Timmm

He brings in ALL his buddies and we sit there like dummies and WISH for OUR GH to be seen. AMC, OLTL, hey I wish you were still on, BUT, if GH went off the air, I wouldnt expect either of these shows to be flooded with ex-GH’ers!

Celia
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Celia

Such a stupid, ineffective storyline. I do not like it, LOL.
Franco is crazy….cannot escape it….it’s in his DNA.
In a cage…if that’s not nuts, I don’t what is.
The same idiocy applies to the pawn shop mystery-man/woman. Is it Nelle? Faison? Fluke? Jerry?

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I feel your pain, dear Celia. Enough of this foolishness! How about some emotional, pure storytelling, like Y&R is moving back toward. If I want action/adventure mixed with evil villains, I’ll rent GAME OF THRONES.

JasonLovesGH
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JasonLovesGH

This dude is one gorgeous man!

Patrick
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Patrick

“thank you”

yes

Celia
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Celia

He is, isn’t he, JasoLovesGH?
Is it possible that he is a good guy? Opposite of his brother?
Maybe, Seth has been given ‘custody’ (LOL) of his bad-boy brother?

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Not really interested in this Franco story. After years of hoping Liz would have a story about confronting her rapist’s return, we are given a convoluted tale of Franco’s “redemption” which is basically him needing to become a hero but first showing his inner monster. (That tumor business doesn’t really fly does it, since he was pretty diabolical when he got upset at Carly.)
Why can’t the Rapist Returns story be told from the woman’s point of view?

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Because it’s not a story about Liz—which at least would have potential to be compelling. No, it’s a story about Franco, with both Liz and her rapist as supporting players. Which apparently is what ABC thinks qualifies as the kind of story that will make viewers tune in day after day. I don’t get it.

Celia
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Celia

I had never thought of it in those terms, Michael. But, yes, great observation/ explanation.
You’re right! These writers assume waaaay too much if they think the viewer is interested in the machinations of Franco’s twisted brain, with or without a tumor.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Nor do I, Michael. It seems they’re afraid of an honest love story between two lonely, damaged people. Plus, Elizabeth was very clear about what she DIDN’T want Franco to do. Some people just don’t have a learning curve. This potentially important and moving story has devolved into disturbing melodrama. And why can’t Roger Howarth have his hair cut? He was so sexy as Todd…I’d have paid to swim in THAT hair.

dante williams
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dante williams

The only way I can see this being justified is if this guy is some type of WSB agent because there are never enough of those, and he could have some secret business with Andre that would show his past with the WSB finally, and he could interact with Jordan, Anna, and Robert when he’s there, and Mac, people who know how to get things done. I doubt they are bringing him up here to be on the other side of the law, brother is already a rapist so it would be redundant, plus he would be a hypocrite for… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

perhaps a NEW man for our Anna

this could be GOOD…

Joe
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Joe

I don’t know where these writers got their degrees from (assuming they went to college) but they really are good at taking great characters and ruining them with stupid storylines that drag out. And now bringing on more new characters and casting aside the great actors they currently have. It’s no wonder the soap audience has dwindled to nothing! I’ve been watching ABC soap(s) since the 70s. I would make a better writer than these knot heads! Get rid of the writers and bring back Ron Carlivati.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

While I understand that Franco and the caged rapist story is a probable (and horrific) possibility in the minds of the real life pathological, and there are many twisted stories that have been successfully portrayed on primetime and film…this story (so far) is freaking me out…and not in good way. Maybe it’s because of the way Don Harvey (Tom Baker) is playing it. It’s too disturbing…I feel uncomfortable watching him sitting, legs practically in the air with a collar on. I don’t like watching degradation/humiliation…it makes me squirm (again, not in a good way…lol). If the collar came off…maybe put… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

“…this story (so far) is freaking me out…and not in good way. ”

“YES”

exactly how I feel… and that was because of that caged scene…

I can no longer stomach Franco.

Yike

churning, disturbed, bothered… just done yeah?

I feel badly for Tom Baker

Patrick
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Patrick

OK… i’m coming from the point of view… that he’s a reformed man… just trying to make his way in life….

perhaps this is the route the writers will go

Franco nuts up

and Liz meets Tom eye to eye…. and ???? argh ! comeuppance for both are realized

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Lol, Patrick. I had to catch myself from feeling bad for Tom; had to remind myself what he’d done because the way they’re playing if I can’t tell if he’s actually a reformed guy or a rape about to happen. Either way he shouldn’t garner our sympathy…and yet the scene sorta traumatized me!

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

So GH’s solution to the Franco problem is to bring back a character whose behavior was even more reprehensible? And Franco’s usual over-the-top, out-of-control behavior is thereby rendered acceptable, because the person he’s currently perpetrating it against is even more vile than Franco? (Well, why not? That’s the main reason the Jerome family is on GH—to [theoretically] make the Corinthos family look better by comparison.) News flash, ABC: All you really end up with is Vile and Viler. It’s true that I can’t spare an ounce of sympathy for Tom Baker over what Franco is doing to him. But it… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

Yes to the return of Todd Manning. Pair him with Ava as there’s no room for Blair on the canvas.

If this storyline was supposed to redeem Franco, it did just the opposite. Sane people do not lock up people dog cages on hunches.

It’s about time the writers give Elizabeth a viable, worthy partner. Hello Griffin.

Paul
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Paul

Franco can’t be redeemed here. Liz can’t except his crazy and I hope when revealed that Franco held tom captive she dumps him and Franco goes psycho and is finally killed in 3 months.

Now that ABC is owns Oltl again let Todd come back if peopl like the character.

But Franco holding a guy captive in a cage is dumb and moronic.

Kevin O.
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Kevin O.

I agree — Franco has to go. Kill Franco, bring back Todd Manning. (And it’s time for Julian to go to prison.) The GH storylines are getting too outlandish. Keep one foot in reality, please.

Kevin O.
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Kevin O.

Oh, and Todd and Ava would make an AWESOME couple. I would watch that. (Especially Todd & Ava vs. Sonny & Carly.) Give Todd & Ava custody of Avery, for starters.

Patrick
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Patrick

dag… Todd / Olivia Jerome/ Ava… tremendous potential for intelligence along with solid acting .

LOL – love your last line in post above: ” Keep one foot in reality, please. “

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Nooooo….. I love Julian!

Jane
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Jane

This guys hot, however this storyline is not what WE as viewers need to see.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Agreed, Jane. Plus, soon we’re gonna need a spreadsheet to keep up with all these extraneous characters!

Connor AvidSoapFan
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Connor AvidSoapFan

I think it is ironic how Roger Howarth played Todd Manning on One Life To Live, and that character was / is a rapist (he raped Marty Saybrooke back in the day)…. and then but when Roger Howarth came back on General Hospital last, he ended up taking over the role of Robert “Franco” Frank (now-Baldwin with the reveal of him being Scotty Baldwin’s and Heather Webber’s long-lost son)… (I believe that is Franco’s full-character name)… and Franco was involved in that terrorizing with Sam, while trying to find ways to terrorize the Jason character. So Roger Howarth has played… Read more »

Connor AvidSoapFan
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Connor AvidSoapFan

I meant to say… “Todd’s parents… and if my idea ever comes to fruition… Robert “Franco” Frank-Baldwin’s parents as well.”

Lol. I apologize for that mistake.

Karen McEachern
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Karen McEachern

This “dog cage” storyline is sickening. Dump Franco. He doesn’t belong with Liz and this sad cage story should make her realize it. I can’t even watch those scenes.

Robin Woolens
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Robin Woolens

I think the problem is the show has no balance, I am not a fan of Liz or Franco, but I think they should have interesting S/L. Jelly has chosen to ignore the main characters of the show and focus on their own agenda, IMO that does not work on soaps, whether you like a character or not they have their own fans and should be written for with balance to the other characters, the show should not be written around any character, becasue folks tend to get burned out, everyone has favs and they all should have interesting and… Read more »

Michael
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Michael

I despise this storyline with Tom Baker and always fast forward it on the DVR.

Timmm
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Timmm

Its so sad to see EVERY way and EVERY failure to prop Howarth up and be acceptable on GH. He is a good actor but his character Franco, its horrible. WHY couldnt he have stayed dead as James Franco? I would hope that Franco, Tom and Julian ALL get locked inside a cage and they are sent to the “DEAD” sea!

Celia
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Celia

Yes, Timmmy. But, they should all be in the same cage together, keeping company. How sweet would that be? Let’s include Sonny in that trio. Maybe, they’ll pair-up. Ha!

Timmm
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Timmm

Huh, Sonny in the cage. Somehow someone would get pregnant! I know I know!

Celia
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Celia

Oh, Timmmy….you’re on a roll. Maybe, Franco will turn out to be Franca. A baby with Sonny! HaHaHa!!
I don’t know if you ever watched PASSIONS. That was the craziest, wildest, most ridiculous soap ever. But, it appealed to those with a quirky sense of humor, and then some.
One character was actually half male, half female; if I remember correctly. Brings back memories of my College days.

Amy campbell
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Amy campbell

Ugh it is painful watching the horrible acting out of this Seth Baker character. Just awful and impossible to watch.

Breaking News

DAYS and GH Director Joe Behar Passes Away at 94

Joseph Behar was heavyweight director in daytime drama having worked on both Days of our Lives and General Hospital and now comes word of his passing. Behar passed away on June 26th at the age of 94.

According to his obit, he died at his home in Manhattan Beach, California.

Joe spent the the bulk of his career directing Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.  He actually directed the pilot episode of General Hospital back in 1963, then came back the ABC daytime drama series 30 years later to direct it for more than 10 more years,.

Along the way, he won 5 Daytime Emmys for his work on GH, and had won six overall throughout his career. He continued directing until his retirement back in 2005.

Behar’s career started on the Ernie Kovacs Show and he also directed Let’s Make a Deal. and more.

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He is survived by his wife, Carolyn and his sons, Jeffrey, Steven and Greg Behar and his grandchildren, Alex, Mallory, Niko and Lydia.

Watch an interview with Joe via the TV Academy on his career including working with Frances Reid (Ex-Alice, DAYS), the pace of directing in daytime and more below.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Joe and his family in the comment section.

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart Releases His New Album ‘Clean Slate’

On Thursday, the highly-anticipated nine song set from General Hospital’s James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine) dropped  on Apple Music

The album entitled “Clean Slate” features the tracks: “Look Out Below”,  “My Funny Friend”, “Can U Feel Me?”, “World of Good”, “Don’t Tell Me”, “I Burn For You”, “Always Love You”, “Another Time”, and “My One and Only Love”.

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Fans of General Hospital, always love when James performs at the Nurses Ball’ but now here, Stuart delivers several original songs with his unique vocal style that make it unmistakable JPS.

Check out a preview of the album below.

Now, let us know if you will be adding “Clean Slate” to your playlists and more via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Austin Reveals His True Identity

Leave it to many GH fans who guessed right as to just who Roger Howarth’s new character of Austin will turn out to be!  On Tuesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, we learned the last name of the character who is related to the Quartermaine’s.

For weeks, Austin has seemed to be fixated on Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) and the Q’s and now with this cliffhanger of a reveal we know why.

At a key family business meeting at the Q’s, Scott (Kin Shriner) who now seems in cahoots with Austin for a piece of the Quartermaine pie, brings Austin to the gathering.

 

When Austin arrives, Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) looks none-to-pleased!  She clearly knows the guy.  When Michael struts up to Austin asking who he is and what is he doing here … Austin introduced himself as Austin Gaitlin-Holt.  Michael and everyone else look a bit perplexed as we fade to black.

However, GH history buffs know that Jimmy Lee Holt was the son of Edward Quartermaine and his mistress Beatrice LeSuer.  Jimmy Lee did some pretty reprehensible things while he was in Port Charles.  When he left he married Charity Gaitlin.  Upon the death of Edward Q. back in 2012, Jimmy Lee was left out of his inheritance.  Therein must lie some of the story…. and now Roger Howarth fans eagerly await to see how this new doctor in town and Quartermaine turns out to be.  Will he be a bad boy, or a misunderstood good guy?  We shall see.

So, what did you think of Austin being revealed to be Austin Gaitlin-Holt? Share your thoughts in the comment section, and also cast your vote in our poll on Roger’s new character below.

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