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Roger Howarth to Make ‘Extremely Memorable Debut’ When He Returns to General Hospital

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May will bring with it the return of fan favorite and Daytime Emmy Winner, Roger Howarth back to General Hospital.  The popular star was written off as Franco Baldwin when the character was shot in a tussle with a gun by Peter August (Wes Ramsey), shocking many viewers that Howarth was exiting the show.

Once that played out on our screens, it was also noted that Roger would be back in a few months to GH as he was still under contract.

Over the last several weeks, there were rumors and reports on just who Howarth would be playing in when he returns to Port Charles.  Many said it would be Todd Manning, but then another report shut that down.  Many feel he could still somehow be a very much alive Franco, but how? Others, feel he will end up being Drew Cain, since he played a version of the character, and still others feel he will be a new or resurrected character.

Now, in the latest addition of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, GH head scribes, Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor previewed what’s ahead on the ABC soap opera for May Sweeps.

When teasing Howarth’s return, the writers shared: “Roger Howarth will make an extremely memorable debut; he will bare his face and perhaps more when he returns this May.”

So, what do you think this means? Who do you think Roger will be playing? Share your updated theories via the comment section below.

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Ash
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Ash

I think he’s Franco. Not sure he’ll know who he is or the audience will even know at first but I don’t see how he can return to the screen without having Franco’s face. He returns in 2-3 weeks, Elizabeth hasn’t even learned that it was Peter that “killed” Franco, Jason goes on the run and is still accused of his murder, Anna and Valentin are still trying to prove Peter is the culprit, so if they writers really expect us to buy Roger waltzing into town with no connection this story and people are interacting with him and not… Read more »

D
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D

Would like to see the entire Manning family return however he would master any role

Elizabeth Hayes
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Elizabeth Hayes

Me too Vicky Nicky

Doris
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Doris

Todd Manning could have a rival newspaper or media company. That would be more believable than his Franco role.

tracy meyer
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tracy meyer

This makes sense since someone is trying to by the company from Peter.

Michelle Fanuelsen
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Michelle Fanuelsen

You just need to let Peter get caught or put in jail but you need to let Jason be free for once he has been through enough already

Lucresse
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Lucresse

Um! The Manning family moves to Port Charles from Llanview, PA! That would be interesting! Considering tge rumors of OLTL returning, I’m intrigued.

Rebecca Litchfield
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Rebecca Litchfield

Pine valley is going prime time. Spin off of All my Children. Haven’t heard anything from one life to live.

Regina Gee_Smith
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Regina Gee_Smith

Yes

Brenda Alvarado
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Brenda Alvarado

No we want Franco back for his family so Cam can heal it really hurt him

Anne
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Anne

I agree. I’d love to see him back as Franco. Wasn’t crazy about him at first, but he and Liz made a great couple. Of course they’ve ruined EVERY couple on the show

Pro-LifeMatters
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Pro-LifeMatters

Yep

Annie davis
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Annie davis

I hope he come back as franco. On another topic please stop with the Michael and willow romantic. No chemistry and very bore.michael is not good in the romantic dept.

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Mc
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Mc

I think Michelle and Willow are sweet together. I said that when they first met at support.

Ari
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Ari

I agree

Michael
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Michael

I’d love my dead relatives to come back from the dead as well.

Kt
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Kt

Yes let Franco or his twin brother come and be with Elizabeth and her boys. Sam and Jason needs to get back together. Sonny needs to come home, enough already. Jacks and Nina needs to get together also.

Dorothy
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Dorothy

Please bring Sonny home enough is enough Nina will have hell to pay when Carly learn that Nina knew Sonny was alive Peter needs to be made to pay writers please fix this mess soon

Cathy
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Cathy

Oh I totally agree please just bring Sonny home! I’m sorry but I fast forward through those scenes of Crab apple corners or what ever that is. Does anyone else feel this way! Just flipping boring!

Keith in Ohio
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Keith in Ohio

No, I really like the Sonny-Lost-in-Nixon-Falls storyline! I love his chemistry with Nina, and I really like Phyllis and Lenny. This story kind of reminds me of that time back around 2008 on “One Life to Live” when Viki was in Texas.

Araji
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Araji

Respectfully, Sam has become tired and whiney. I actually like the idea of Jason amd Britt because Britt is more interesting. And yes, Sonny does need to get home, but I don’t think Nina’s gonna have a happily ever after with Jacks because he’s gonna find out that she was purposely keeping Sonny from his family which’ll make Joss hate her. And Jacks won’t choose anyone above his daughter. Nina’s unfortunately cracked. Where’s her reasoning? Definitely Nell’s mom in every way. I was somewhat sympathetic to her before this.

Joseph O Wilder
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Joseph O Wilder

Nina tried to tell Carly when she first around Sonny but Carly wouldnt let her. Carly needs to be more empathetic

Cathy
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Cathy

I would love to see Anna and Valentine get together. Loving Scotty and Britt’s Muter together. Love Michael and Willow together too! I thought soaps were supposed to be Love In the Afternoon?????

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Cathy
You just described it my dear. I also like Anna and Valentine, Willow and Michael, Scotty and Liesel, and more and more Jason and Britta. Hopefully, Sonny will be back and Carly can turn her attention back to him. She seems to think Jason is her private property.

Donna
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Donna

Bring Franco back !

Cathy
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Cathy

Totally agree Donna!!!! Bring Franco Back. I have enjoyed every minute of Franco and Liz and Kids!!! Great on screen chemistry!

Linda Collins
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Linda Collins

Me too! He is my favorite. He seems to always be misunderstood in his roles. Love Todd or Frankie always!

Delores
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Delores

Bring back franco.., period…. please

MS. Z
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MS. Z

Just no Blair please. Don’t like her flaky a** at all

David Ross
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David Ross

Don’t curse us with Blair or John mcbain will be fighting with Boe Buchanan And Danny will have a secret crush on Mathieu

Rebecca A Litchfield
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Rebecca A Litchfield

Please. MC Bain and Blair were great.

Shar
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Shar

Actually I’d like to see her go toe to toe with Carly and put her in her place

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Shar
Oh yes!!

Sandra
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Sandra

Yes, bring him back as Todd and let Elizabeth and her family be happy

Satan
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Satan

How in Hell’s name would Elizabeth Webber be happy with a SERIAL RAPIST?? I’m guessing you never watched a single episode of General Hospital before February 2012, or you would know why that would never be a possibility.

Anna-Marie Barker
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Anna-Marie Barker

Sure about that? Remember Laura…who did she end up with?

Christy Byerly
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Christy Byerly

Franco never raped anyone, not even Sam. Before Roger was in the role, Franco liked to play games and give the illusion or suggestion that he did things, took credit for things which he didn’t do. Such as date rape Sam. He had a live feed to Jason showing Franco being in bedroom with Sam and then covered up the camera. The feed to Jason ended. Later a dvd revealed he never slept with Sam, he had actually just left. Also he made it look like he hired a thug to hurt Michael in prison but the rest of the… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

All the magic DVDs, brain tumors, revisionist history and 666 different lamebrained redemption stories do not change what we actually saw happen. The REAL Franco was a serial killer who raped Sam, paid a thug to rape Michael, kidnapped baby Aiden, tied numerous people to chairs with bombs under them, and generally terrorized a bunch of people, when he wasn’t busy being a serial killer. That’s who Franco was. It’s not who Frodd was, because Frodd was a legal fiction that an idiot named Ron Carlivati dreamed up to allow him to continue to force his pet character Todd Manning… Read more »

Anne
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Anne

Absolutely not. This is GH Not OLTL

Darlene
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Darlene

I would love the cast of One Life to Live and all my children to come back I cried like a baby when they went off years ago And then it came back on Hulu So I went back to watching the old soaps on soapnet and then went off Miss my old soaps

robinsonpat641@gmail.com
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robinsonpat641@gmail.com

I would love them all to come back

Lorraine Obrien
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Lorraine Obrien

Yes

Jose Torres
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Jose Torres

That’s really what all of today’s soap writers think.

Ash
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Ash

This is true but this would just be extra ridiculous. Jason will still be on the lamb for his murder and half the town will still be trying to get Peter for his murder. For me he has to come back connected to this story. .

Linda williams
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Linda williams

I agree

STEPHANIE TANZINI
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STEPHANIE TANZINI

I agree he comes back as Franco with a scheme of proving Peter a murderer which protects Maxie. It is a great story line with Elizabeth, Franco, the children ans Scott together.

Mary Margaret Thomas
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Mary Margaret Thomas

He should come back as Franco and somehow have staged his death to get experimental treatment for tumor, that of course worked. I hated when Finn appeared at first and no one even mentioned it!

Marie
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Marie

I think this is the best answer he deserves a happy ending so does elizabeth they are good together . and Cameron can turn around

But maybe Sean can get out now or Molly's going to
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But maybe Sean can get out now or Molly's going to

Sean could have whacked Renault while he was in prison bad writing there

Bethany Wiley
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Bethany Wiley

I agree

Gail A Bergeron
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Gail A Bergeron

Bring Franco back

Carrie
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Carrie

Agreed. Please, GH, do not jump the shark like DOOL.

Satan
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Satan

GH already jumped the shark by bringing back a dead serial killer and trying to turn him into a “lead” and a “family man”.

And the guy who did that? Yep… the same guy who is ruining DOOL right now.

Rebecca Litchfield
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Rebecca Litchfield

Love Ben.

Huddy
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Huddy

GH has jumped the shark far more many times then DOOLs

Rebecca Litchfield
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Rebecca Litchfield

Days is better than GH.

Barbara paine
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Barbara paine

Well fin showed up soon after Silas died he had the same face just a different role I think he’s coming back as Todd Manning or a twin Franco didn’t know about

Ash
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Ash

Finn came on a year and a half after Silas died. And really no one GAF about Silas lol.

Jeffrey
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Jeffrey

It was actually 6 months later. Silas died August 2015, Finn shows up March 2016.

MS. Z
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MS. Z

Wow, that’s precise,J.

don't
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don't

Michael Easton has always been a fan favorite. Remember he first appeared on GH as John McBain. Right now, it seems there are way too many characters on GH. Sasha, Peter, Brando, Willow, Chase, Cyrus, just to name a few. Also TPTB love to retcon their characters every few years. After watching GH for over 50 years, I guess it’s time for me to take another break. I really don’t think they should have killed Franco.

Mark
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Mark

Michael Easton also appeared on a spin-off from General Hospital called Port Charles he was a vampire but can’t remember his name

Jeanne
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Jeanne

Michael Easton played Caleb Morley and Kelly Monaco played Livvie Locke on Port Charles

Pro-LifeMatters
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Pro-LifeMatters

Caleb, or something like that.

Brenda Byrd
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Brenda Byrd

That’s the truewho caredI sure didn’t care…but I do care about Franco and Elizabeth cam Jake Aiden being back being a happy family again. Please let us have one big happy family.and lets not forget dad and grand daddy Scottie love for his new family too.

Wendy Smith
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Wendy Smith

I can’t with GH. This was my ALL time favorite, but the story lines are getting way out there for me. I’m DONE

Thumper
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Thumper

Duces

hjm
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hjm

Agree tired of people coming back

Pro-LifeMatters
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Pro-LifeMatters

Me too. Jax waking up from ABDOMINAL surgery, not remembering what happened with some sort of short term amnesia, is the last straw for me. He didn’t even hit his head.

Sharon Yankowtz
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Sharon Yankowtz

The whole reason Howorth had to leave as Todd Manning the first time was because AMC owns the rights to that character. So, Roger can not return as Todd Manning now either.

Ron
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Ron

He can come back as Todd mode the network has resolved them issues

J
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J

Abc owns the rights to one life to live and the characters there for they can do what they want

Larry
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Larry

ABC regained the rights to AMC and One Life to Live.
So Todd Manning return is pretty likely.

Ljl9363
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Ljl9363

Not true. It was a disagreement between ABC and Prospect Park over the characters of OlTL and AMC. ABC won the rights back to the characters. So,actually, he can return to GH or any other ABC owned show

denise
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denise

Oltl owned the rights then prospect park took over but failed us. After that was done he came back to GH as Franco. He played him well as we knew he would. I want to see him be Franco still. Elizabeth never can stay happy for long. Gh you messed up with this storyline, unless be comes back as FRANCO!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bethany Wiley
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Bethany Wiley

Your right,

Morgan
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Morgan

ABC has the rights to the characters. It was a long court battle but they got them back. That’s how they’re able to have Nora Buchanan on GH.

Sharon Yankowtz
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Sharon Yankowtz

Oh OK I did read that. Well then it would be cool to see him as Todd Manning.

Morgan
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Morgan

I agree, Sharon. I would love for Roger to come back as Todd! But I also hate what happened to Elizabeth so Franco makes sense to let her be happy. I’m just excited Roger is staying!

Bethany Wiley
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Bethany Wiley

Your wrong, sorry, but they changed that, he can return.

Linda T
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Linda T

u mean OLTL n Prospect park not AMC

Charlene Centracchio
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Charlene Centracchio

Actually ABC and Prospect Park were fighting over the characters and in 2016 ABC won the rights to their characters back. Todd Manning can return to GH now and it would be right fit in my opinion as he could buy Peter’s paper from him.

Steve
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Steve

Despite having been EP of both OLTL and GH, Frank needs network approval to bring characters from the departed ABC shows to current day GH. There were reports a few weeks ago that Frank approached the network about bringing Todd back on to GH and was denied.

Fred Langelaan
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Fred Langelaan

Ethan should be dead ” but they could bring him back to look like Franco and save maxies life & stop Peter

Satan
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Satan

Ethan isn’t dead. He’s an alien in New Mexico. Uhh… I mean he’s traveling around Europe looking for his mama. Either way, there’s no way he’s going to be recast with Roger Howarth who is at least a decade too old for that part.

Denise
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Denise

A twin

Crunch.number
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Crunch.number

I think Franco’s twin and Cam will heal and Peter will go off the deep end

Nancy Negron
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Nancy Negron

The family should get back together he makes such a great dad and the kids look up to him

Sandy
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Sandy

I agree. I hate that they tore this family apart- especially with kids. He was a great father to these “fatherless” kids and they “killed” his character? I’m really hoping they find a way to bring Franco back as himself and reunite Liz and the boys- especially Cam

Ron
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Ron

I agree at least have one family unit that stays together I myself come from a broken home and know what it’s like to not have a dad hoping they reunite this family as Franco at the helm

Carol
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Carol

How long have you watched this show? Over the past 9 years, Michael Easton has played 5 different characters one after the other and all on GH. He has been Finn for 5 years. Each character’s resemblance to each other barely mentioned. We will accept it because we love GH and if a powerhouse actor like RH wants to stay and they keep him on the front burner, I know I’m good.

Kat
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Kat

Amen! I agree. Loved him as Todd and Franco! As long as he comes back!

Jan
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Jan

I agree with the fans who say I don’t care what his character is as long as he returns, however it would be nice to see a good family stay together on a soap

Lynda
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Lynda

I will take him however he’s presented to us!

Ron
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Ron

I have watched this show 47 years and I don’t recall Finn playing but two people refresh my memory please

Teleia McCabe
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Teleia McCabe

Ron – ME first played John McBain on GH- he delivered Danny!Then after he played the Vampire/psycho Stephen Clay briefly, then Silas Clay, & now Finn. Only 4 characters.

Pro-LifeMatters
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Pro-LifeMatters

Wasn’t the characters of John Mcbain and Stephon Clay on Port Charles? I don’t think they were ever on GH.

Teleia McCabe
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Teleia McCabe

John McBain went from OLTL to GH.He met Sam in a church.During May sweeps of that year he also played Stephen Clay, who had “escaped” from a mental institution & was fixated on a very pregnant Sam McCall. At the end of that s/l he had McBain tied to a beam & had kidnapped Sam. Clay was “killed” in that s/l, we saw his coffin. After everybody left, we saw a figure from behind enter the room, & the camera gave a close-up of the ring on his hand, which was the family crest of vampire Caleb Morley.

Teleia McCabe
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Teleia McCabe

After that s/l was over Sam left Jason & was staying in the same motel as McBain. They got closer as time went on. When Sam went into labor McBain ended up delivering Danny because they couldn’t get to GH in time. By then the Prospect Park fiasco had kicked in. Anna Devane, who was the police Commissioner at the time, called McBain into her office & told him the FBI wanted him back for a special assignment & he had to leave immediately. That’s how & when McBain left GH & ABC.

Srlee
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Srlee

He played John McBain, Silas & now Finn
I don’t know any others

MS. Z
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MS. Z

You are so right. It’s kinda foolish to keep doing this kinda return and it’s way past too old.And it’s an insult to the viewers cuz they keep doing it.

Sandy
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Sandy

Don’t forget Easton was also John McBain on OLTL in between being on GH andGH’s night time spin off.

Thelereese Carter
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Thelereese Carter

OMG!!! Finally a voice of reason. I’m in complete agreement with you. GH has “jumped the shark” I said it when I heard they were talking about bringing him back as someone other than Franco. It’s bad writing and they keep making the same mistakes over and over again.

Angie Decker
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Angie Decker

“Bare his face” made me think of Ceasar wearing the Duke mask. Think they may try someone wearing a mask again?

Steve
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Steve

Masks are Ron Carlivati’s go-to. Dan & Chris seem to be more refined in their storytelling than to go down that road.

Leslie
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Leslie

Lucky for sure!

Steve
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Steve

Roger Howarth is 7 years younger than Genie Francis. He’s also 10 years older than Marcus Coloma who plays Lucky’s older brother, Nikolas.

He’s definitely not Lucky

Harry
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Harry

Coming back as Lucky would be as idiotic as Liza Minnelli coming back as Lulu. Terrible idea!

MA
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MA

I heard he’s coming back as Franco twin but he has much more of a darker side

Kathleen Klingle
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Kathleen Klingle

I say Roger Howarth will return to GH as Franco, who wasn’t technically dead. I think with Robin Scorpio Drake returning to GH, she will have been able to save him and have his brain tumor removed.

Diane Wagner
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Diane Wagner

But we saw him in the drawer in the morgue.
Unless the body there was wearing a mask, and Franco is alive somewhere. This was done to have Peter arrested for killing Franco and the others maybe.

Steve
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Steve

Robin is coming back for one episode only – the tribute to Sean Donely/John Reilly.

Sharon Yankowtz
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Sharon Yankowtz

I read Howorth will be Francos Twin. So Scottie has yet another adult child he never knew about! If that is true.

Debra
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Debra

I want them to bring him back as franco they can play it as Franco and Jason set it all up to trap Peter.it can work to take out Peter and set up ciyras

Brenda Byrd
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Brenda Byrd

I like your suggestion much better…let them fake his death to get peter once and fir all..Robin would be hood to know she was in in it or Dr.O or Jason could had helped to save him..just please bring Him back as Franco to his loving family

TRACY Churchill
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TRACY Churchill

I do like that idea prolly the best way to bring home back.

Paula Folk
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Paula Folk

Yes, it’s way too soon too bring Franco back to Port Charles! People are still grieving him and their hasn’t even been a funeral!! What are the writers doing? Are they going to wrap up the whole Franco, Elizabeth, her son hates Jason because he thinks Jason killed Franco, what about Jason? This storyline makes no sense!!The killer is still running free, crazy Peter!! Now how dumb is the Sonny/Nina story line?

TRACY Churchill
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TRACY Churchill

Nina is sitting herself a deeper hole.

Aimee
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Aimee

reincarnation

Connie
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Connie

I think they faked his death to get Peter. Like they did Taggert.

M
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M

They have had other actors come back as completely different characters. Finn is the first that comes to mind!

Taylor
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Taylor

I think the writers are doing a great job with all of the story lines! Each episode is just as exciting as Luke & Laura days! My favorite soap of all time & hope it never gets cancelled!

Carrie
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Carrie

GH did the same thing with Michael Easton. He started as Silas Clay who was killed and brought him back as Finn. I do think the GH writers don’t care what the audience wants.

BayBayCarr
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BayBayCarr

I think he’s Franco too. That would be awesome . While in the morgue, someone takes Franco body. His pulse was very vaint. The person also steals Medical equipment from GH to help Franco. Being that Franco been in a coma since he was shot, he won’t know himself, or anyone else.
Cameron will one day stumble up on something that leads him down the road to Franco, but Franco will not know who Cameron is. PETER MUST BE STOPPED! And Franco will be the one who will stop him.

Debra
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Debra

Return as Franco
He wasn’t dead, tried to fool Peter but seems like they can not get arrest him or Silas

Laura
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Laura

I agree. I think he got help from Obrecht and maybe Britt so Peter would go down. He tied Peter up so loosely that he got free easily and Franco had left the gun sitting right out there easy for him to get. He wouldn’t do that. It was all too easy. I think they were setting Peter up to do what they knew he’d do. Kill Franco. Franco was probably wearing a bullet proof vest with a blood pack in it just like actors wear to make them look like they’re bleeding out. Liesl was waiting in the wings… Read more »

PGW
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PGW

I am also thinking he will return as Franco.

Aimee
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Aimee

How many times is GH going to kill off a character just to bring that same actor back as someone else? It’s getting tiresome and ridiculous.

Ron
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Ron

What i got from this article no matter who he returns as when he makes his debut hes gonna be naked as a jay bird as they used to say un old days lol

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Ron
Yes, it says he will bare his face and a little more. What’s to complain?

Heather Purcell
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Heather Purcell

They did do this with Michael Easton. He has played 3 different characters on GH and none of them relayed to each other. So I would not put it past them.

Belinda
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Belinda

Bring him back as Drew

Linda T
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Linda T

kind of think Roger will be great whom ever he plays –look at Michael Easton he came on GH as John McBain -then had to leave due to Prospect Park n OLTL –then he came back as Silas n there was no problem n then Silas got killed off n then he returned once again as Dr Finn n once again there was no problem -even when he came as Cabel the vampire while he was playing Silas —so there should be no problem with Roger coming back as some one new -no one had a problem or said anything… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

Well, actually Finn is the only Michael Easton character who has made any sense at all. And he was better with the lizard than with the little brother who we’re now supposed to believe is his “son”.

Rockerchick
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Rockerchick

Okay we someone with boat loads of money and power to buy the Intruder. He should be arrogant, funny and not afraid of anything. So, Victor Lord, Jr. blows into town. He needs new territory to conquer. Port Charles just may be the place. He goes toe to toe with Cyrus. Sonny regains his memory just in time to join forces to get his business back. PS: i hope Michael E. Knight ( Martin stays around and helps Victor with all the legal mumbo jumbo. This could set up a new romance for Elizabeth.

Huddy
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Huddy

Franco is dead ….and if GH brings that nutcase back alive then it will lose 75k long term viewers and maybe more…..we are tired of Franco Baldwin

Michelle
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Michelle

Where you get those numbers?

Shelia
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Shelia

I don’t care who he is just bring him back, love him, one of the best if not the best!

Cyn
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Cyn

It better be Franco. He’s the only one that can nail Peter. Elizabeth needs her husband back, Cameron needs to get rid of his (bad acting skills of) anger, Jake needs his dad, Jason cleared for being framed, and hopefully they can end these drawn out storylines with Cyrus, Gladys & for God sake, BRING SONNY HOME.

Valerie
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Valerie

Return of Todd Manning and slowly others joining GH from OLTL. Star Manning. This would make GH become big. Last big story lines were the Luke & Laura.

Satan
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Satan

OLTL – especially the useless Mannings – damn near KILLED GH the last time they tried it. That’s not happening again.

Nancy
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Nancy

Hope he is Franco!

CHRIS
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CHRIS

I only want Franco to come back as Franco. I had this weird thought. Wouldn’t
it be something if Anna And Valentin need the help of the WSB to nab Peter once
and for all, and Franco comes back as Frisco. That would be a leap…

Laura
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Laura

I hope its franco not someone else

Judy Southerland
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Judy Southerland

No clue.

Robin
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Robin

When they say bare his face and more I think he’s going to be naked (as much as possible on daytime tv).

Andy Drost
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Andy Drost

Maybe he will come back as franco, they just wheeled franco down to gh basement where the cassidine cloning machine got revved up. Lol

Pro-LifeMatters
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Pro-LifeMatters

Please, I’m trying to eat lunch over here.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Robin
OMG, who in the world would want to see Roger naked, me!

Herlinda
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Herlinda

I think he’ll be franco they just hid him to keep him safe from Peter

Lisa
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Lisa

I thought this one also. Then I thought to save him from Peter and Cyrus. But as many times as the the cassadines died and returned, franco will return also as himself.

Brenda Byrd
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Brenda Byrd

I totally agree with you here’s to Hoping

E A Dagherty
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E A Dagherty

There was talk at one time that Helena Cassadine was returning. So this gives her the perfect opening to return and be involved in the Franco story. More believeable then anything else.

Team Magneto
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Team Magneto

Michael Easton has been several characters on the show and non of them related.

Roger Howarth can do the same and I hope he is someone new.

Rhonda
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Rhonda

Actually, Michael Easton’s character Silas Clay.. He also played Stephen Clay aka/ Caleb Morely on Port Charles.

Debbie
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Debbie

But RH has been Franco for much longer than ME played any of his other characters before Finn. Franco is iconic and RH IS Franco! I don’t think I could accept him as anyone else, unless perhaps Drew but that’s stretching it too.

Brandi
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Brandi

Actually, two were brothers…Silas and Stephen Clay.

Debra Loper
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Debra Loper

I am hoping they just bring Franco back and make it a plan that was made to catch Peter.It would not be the first time it was done and I would like that

Carrie
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Carrie

I agree. That would duplicate story to which I wouldn’t object.

Mary
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Mary

I agree! Bring Franco back

Sandy
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Sandy

That’s what I’m hoping too. this would make the most sense to me. The only problem is I’m wondering who would’ve helped him set this up. Maybe Drew?

Linda mannone
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Linda mannone

Yes debra that what the writers should do. Its perfect!!

Robin
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Robin

Me too that way Can will calm down

PENNY Ann Jones
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PENNY Ann Jones

TOTALLY agree. He NEEDS to come back to Franco n be with Liz n boys n HELP Cam do BETTER than WHAT’S he doing since loss Franco.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

How many times has a character been shot, drowned, disappeared, comatosed for months/years on end. I simply don’t care. I’m not waiting with baited breath for his return. It’s just all so recycled. You’d think one of these four soaps would finally dare to be innovative. Not happening.

Steve
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Steve

While soaps being back characters from the dead too frequently, two usually sure fire signs a character is gone for good is an extended Morgue scene (as in Franco or Faison) or the character being escorted into the afterlife (AJ or Mike).

MS. Z
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MS. Z

All very good points. I like the “recycled ” comment. Right on,D.

Carolyn
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Carolyn

I hope he comes back as Franke and staged everything so he could get the surgery/treatment needed to remove the brain tumor.

Margherita
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Margherita

Elizabeth does not seem to be in a hugely deep mourning state, and is possibly part of the plan to bring Franco back while trying to keep all of her boys somewhat okay. Liesl may be in on the plan as well as Jason, Anna, Nicholas, and Robert. Many possibilities. And maybe the “extremely memorable return” includes Billy Miller as Drew Cain. But I do not want Roger to return as Todd Manning.

Lurkergal
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Lurkergal

Yup. Thinking the same.

Donna Ann
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Donna Ann

I agree that Elizabeth doesn’t seem to be grieving as much as one would think. I’m still holding out hope for Franco’s return.

Drew
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Drew

yes, I don’t think Liz is in on any plot but yeah the show doesn’t seem to care that she just lost her husband… she has literally been an afterthought in her own story.

Nancy
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Nancy

I agree with you Carolyn..I want to see him come back as Franco it makes sense bc Elizabeth and the boys need him right now..

Dennis M
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Dennis M

Drew Cain with plastic surgery to look like Franco would be interesting. Otherwise, it will be dumb as hell to not bring him back as either Franco or Todd. GH needs no new characters.

A
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A

If they bring him back as Drew with plastic surgery to look like Franco they need to give Cameron a nervous breakdown. He is acting like he is headed that direction anyway & the actor playing Cam can handle it well

Tonya
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Tonya

But General hospital keeps bring new characters in. In favt they have one on the way. Used to be Ryan on all mu children

MS. Z
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MS. Z

What? Do you have spell check on your device,or proof read b4 you post?? C’mon.

Brian
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Brian

I see typos everywhere, sometimes I make them too… I blame stupid auto correct.

Karen
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Karen

Not Dreww Cain. Please don’t bring that character back. I hope he comes back as Franco. Just when Franco became a decent person they kill him off. I loved him with Liz and the boys.

Debbie White
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Debbie White

I agree he needs to be Franco

Rebecca Litchfield
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Rebecca Litchfield

I love Drew Cain. Bring Billy back only as Drew. The best.

Rebecca Litchfield
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Rebecca Litchfield

Heck no.

M Paine
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M Paine

Please do not let him be Drew Cain. Anyone but not Drew please say it ain’t so

Anne Marie
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Anne Marie

I agree. Please don’t let him come back as Drew Cain. This is the worst idea yet. We are suppose to believe that he is the father of Sam’s daughter.

Jayne
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Jayne

Maybe it was just a bad dream!

Jimmy
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Jimmy

For some reason, I doubt he’ll come back as Franco. And that would be a real shame because of how well the writers have developed the character over the last few years. It took me a very long time to warm up to Franco, and there was a time when I really wanted the character gone. But after all the work they put in to his relationship with Liz and her boys, and the amazing storyline between Roger Howarth and Billy Miller, I was devastated when Franco died. I have a feeling he’ll be back as Drew. Maybe after Drew’s… Read more »

Debbie White
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Debbie White

If the writers could actually write such an elaborate plot scheme to take Peter down (once and for all because that storyline has dragged on for far too long.) It’d be a good thing because Franco was great with Ekuzabeth and her boys and why can’t the ccx writers just leave couokes together

Helen
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Helen

I totally think that this is the route they’re heading. Drew’s character was left wide open and we never really got to know his real character with the memory issue.

Rebecca Litchfield
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Rebecca Litchfield

Only one Drew and that’s my baby Billy.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

I can’t believe they won the case against prospect park and aren’t taking advantage of having the rights to the character that were in question back. I’m sorry but if roger isn’t Todd, I’m not going to really much care who he is. Same goes with Michael Easton…I have been holding out hope John McBain would be in town and I am still hoping for that. Finn can go as far as I’m concerned.

Steve
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Steve

According to reports, Frank wanted to bring Roger back as Todd, ABC supposedly said no due to the character’s history as a rapist.

Elizabeth Hayes
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Elizabeth Hayes

Todd Manning maybe

Gina E
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Gina E

He can’t come back as Franco.. how do you explain Franco in a freezer drawer at the morgue?

Geneva
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Geneva

Franco is an artist.He could have made a life size dummy of himself and it was put in the freezer at the morgue.

Margherita
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Margherita

Exactly. Faison wore a face mask so Liesl may have helped on this front.

Gina E
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Gina E

thats a huge leap.. but i doubt it. I think he is coming back as francos twin. if Franco lived after being shot by peter, that would have been enough in Franco words to place peter behind bars.. there was no need to hide Franco to catch Peter.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

… this is General Hospital… anything is possible. Jake was killed in a hit-and-run, and then magically was alive (via Helena) years later.

Manuel Lopez
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Manuel Lopez

Hoping to see Todd & the Manning clan come back. He was a great character. Nuff said.

Satan
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Satan

Come back to what? There’s no One Life to Live for them to come back to. And NONE of the Mannings ever had a place on General Hospital. Todd’s gone. Frodd’s gone. Neither of them are coming back. Thank my Former Employer for small favors, as far as that’s concerned. Now as to Roger’s new character….. Hell only knows, but it sounds like he’s going to appear naked (or close to it) so presumably they will have to come up with a story to explain that. Still predicting he’s going to be a new member of a long term Port… Read more »

Tonya
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Tonya

I agree

Sandra Reynolds
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Sandra Reynolds

Franco and he has been working with feds to get Peter without really getting shot. They expected this from Peter and Jason is in on it to finally get rid of Cyrus and Peter.

Connie Clark
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Connie Clark

Since he is going to bare it all perhaps he is coming back as Milo!!!!

Karen
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Karen

I hope beyond hope he comes back as Franco. It’s not beyond soaps to bring characters back. I think most fans want Franco back! I live he and Elizabeth together! And He and Scitt play off each other very well.

Marg
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Marg

It could be played as a dream!! Dallas did it! Do we really need another twin story? Think it’s time to end this Peter story line. Enough already. And I like Peter too. He’s to deep now to be saved. Love Franco too.

Chris
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Chris

It was a big mistake. I love seeing him and Elizabeth together it was great.

Tunisia
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Tunisia

I think hes Franco. They wanted to catch Peter.

Mary Popovic
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Mary Popovic

Bring Franco back. Make it where they faked his death to bring down scumbag Peter

Lynnette
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Lynnette

Please be Franco..So many hearts are broken

Colleen
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Colleen

Oh please. No more missing twin! How many times has someone showed up with a twin all of a sudden and didn’t know they had one? I think they need to let them go for good once they leave the show They need to think about it if they consider leaving And wtf with letting Lulu go and the boyfriend? Those two seemed cute together. I can’t believe Lulu. She had been there so long and was Great acting but they want to bring that no personality Morgan back! He’s a lousy actor. He left for prime time because GH… Read more »

LinJo
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LinJo

He’s dead…Period.

Odessa
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Odessa

I don’t care what character he plays as long as he returns!
He and Ava are the best Actors on the show!!
I can’t wait for his return.

P Moore
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P Moore

It’s going to turn out to be a big Dream of sorts….it never really happened!p Just want Franco back, alive and well!!

Albert Guajardo
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Albert Guajardo

Something tells me the costume department will have less work to do the day that episode is filmed.

Bonnie Keene
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Bonnie Keene

Hi hope Franco He could still be alive

Bonnie Keene
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Bonnie Keene

Franco

Cassandra Moore
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Cassandra Moore

I do not remember if Franco have a twin brother or not I think he going to be his long loss twin brother and come to find out Drew Cain is really Franco twin brother and come to find out Franco die in the plane crash and Peter gave Drew all Franco memories and his wife knew about it so did Anna and Robert and Peter dad and Jason goes to the lab and see Franco there and convince him to come back some how he see a clone of him and the man who is running the lab is… Read more »

Victoria Jenkinson
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Victoria Jenkinson

I doubt that he’ll return as Franco.
I think he’ll return as Drew since his body was never recovered. Drew has a connection to Franco and Peter which would continue the story line pretty much as it is.

Linda
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Linda

I think they made people think he is dead so they can take down Peter.

Carolyn Tubbs
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Carolyn Tubbs

He should come back as Tood Manning. Passing thur Port Charles to get to Landview.

LINDA ZELENSKY
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LINDA ZELENSKY

Roger should come back as Franco Baldwin. He has Been put into a vault at the mortuary only to be faking his death to bring down Cyrus that needs to happen very soon. And of course the commissioner is in on it she come up with the plans along with Jason and Carly of course.

J C Horton
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J C Horton

Maybe it will be the shower scene from Dallas “Who Shot JR”
Franco naked in shower and Elizabeth joins him!

IN BAT
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IN BAT

FRANCO,HE SHOULD BE FRANCO,FAKE DEATH TO TRAP PETER PART OF PLAN IT MAKES SENSE N ITS BELIVEABLE.

IN BAT
Guest
IN BAT

LEAVE FRANCO AS FRANCO PERIOD. FAKE DEATH PLOT TO TRAP PETER.

jacqueline lindsey
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jacqueline lindsey

He my favorite

Lisa A Smith
Guest
Lisa A Smith

I just don’t see the logic behind killing off franco

Claudette Smith
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Claudette Smith

Anyone other than Franco.

Brat6
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Brat6

He should be Framco because Franco didn’t really die. His family should be put back together again.

Patricia L Hannigan
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Patricia L Hannigan

I hope he comes back as Franco

Georgia Aragon
Guest
Georgia Aragon

I will be glad he’s back I really was so surprised they were getting rid of him he is my favorite actor almost had me die in my role as a viewer of general hospital my husband is a big fan of his too. He retired ten years ago and started watching it with me. Thank u for bringing him back and saving my life as a viewer

Georgia Aragon
Guest
Georgia Aragon

Any role he comes back in I’m happy

rose
Guest
rose

This may seem bonkers, but what else is new on soaps. And not that I like it …I just don’t care about Franco, because tumour or not, I never liked the character. Especially when the first Franco actor played the vicious role. But I think writers have too much invested in Roger as the Franco character so he won’t be resurrected into someone else…again. Can you imagine what this would do to Cam, let alone Elizabeth? More hysteria, oh “noooo.” But I can’t figure out who would be with him on such an elaborate plan since nobody can keep a… Read more »

Inez Mae Katzbeck
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Inez Mae Katzbeck

He should be Franco, who had to disappear because of Peter, they now feel it’s safe for Franco to be resurrected.

Macky McClary
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Macky McClary

Hes Drew Cain. I think he was actually twin of Franco, Drew Cain got his face back, but hes the real Franco. The RH character that was killed by August was the real Drew Cain. A twist that will be quite interesting. ???

Mary Brown
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Mary Brown

I want him back as Franco. This could be the perfect set up to take Peter down. I think Drew would complicate a lot of story lines. Todd Manning better left gone. Plus it took so long for Franco to get his life together. Please. Bring him back as Franco!!!

Rosemary Smith
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Rosemary Smith

Many times when they bring an actor back, it is as an angel. No time given as to how much he has left on his contract

Har
Guest
Har

If its a plan to trap Peter Peter would of already been arrested.. I think Elizabeth will probably be doing some art drawing And he will be a nude model And a complete new character.

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Cameron Mathison Talks Strangest Shirtless Scenes, Favorite Susan Lucci Moment & More On ‘7 Questions With Steve & Brad’

On the latest installment of Steve Burton (Jason) and Bradford Anderson’s (Spinelli) You Tube series, 7 Questions with Steve and Brad, the General Hospital stars welcome the newest addition to their Port Charles family, Cameron Mathison.

Mathison is set to debut this summer back on ABC daytime in a role still under wraps, after previously playing All My Children’s Ryan Lavery and wrapping up his co-hosting gig on Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family.

In the rapid fire sequence of questions from Burton and Anderson, Cameron fielded questions such as what was his strangest take-off-your-shirt moment in soaps, his favorite Susan Lucci moment (where in story, Ryan for a short time was romantically linked to Erica Kane), plus Mathison fessed up on his favorite hosting gig, if he bakes at home, and more.

Watch the enlightening and fun conversation here.

Then let us know, are you looking forward to Cameron’s debut on GH? Comment below.

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GH’s Rebecca Herbst Thanks Fans for the Birthday Love

She is not often on social media, but when she does show up, it delights so many of her enduring fans. General Hospital’s Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth), who yesterday celebrated her birthday on May 12th, took to Twitter to share warm ‘thank you’s’ to a few fan factions who sent her some lovely gifts in honor and support of their favorite soap star.

Herbst expressed: “Yesterday was such a beautiful day! THANK YOU for all your sweet Birthday messages! #Friz & #Liason showered me with the most gorgeous flowers, cakes & goodies. And #Friz donated $2500 to #SmileTrain.  I felt very loved. I’m so grateful for each & every one of you. …XO”

Of course, the Friz fans loved Liz with Franco (Roger Howarth) and the Liason fans are those who love Liz with Jason (Steve Burton).

Now with Roger Howarth returning to the show – in what is at this juncture still a mystery as who he will play – will Rebecca be paired with Roger in story again, or not this time?  Do you think Liz might end up romantically with Finn (Michael Easton), or is there still a chance that down the line Liz and Jason could get back together, or could Liz meet someone new? Only time will tell!

For now, Herbst was thankful for the money donated to the Smile Train charity and all the wonderful gifts and messages that came her way.

So, what did you think of Becky’s thank you message?  Who are you hoping Liz winds up with romantically in the future?  Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL Touches on Racial Profiling, Social Injustice and Bias In Key Scenes with Portia and Jordan

This week ABC’s General Hospital took the opportunity to write in to their scripts and story, the issue that has been so prevalent in our country now and for decades that of racial profiling, injustice, bias, gender equality and more rolled into scenes featuring: Brook Kerr (Portia), Briana Nicole Henry (Jordan), Sydney Mikala (Trina) and William Lipton (Cameron).

When Portia comes to the boxing gym for a workout and comes upon Jordan hitting the boxing bag hard over the the incident with Cameron in the hospital garage, it spurs a greater conversation.

Jordan tells Portia about the situation that arose with Cameron and a gun, and Portia says she heard about it.  Jordan knows if Cameron’s skin was a different color, she may not have been able to de-escalate the situation and talk her officers down, if she had not arrived on the scene in the nick of time.

This launches the two women into an important conversation on racial profiling, social injustice, white privilege and gender bias that they have found themselves dealing with in their professions (Portia is a doctor and Jordan the police commissioner) and their children’s lives.

Later in another scene, Trina reminds Cameron how they, along with Joss (Eden McCoy) were pulled over by a cop last summer when they were driving around the backroads.  She goes on to say when Cameron questioned why they were being stopped, it scared her.  She feels if Joss and Cam were not there, she would have likely been pulled out of the car and pinned to the ground by the cop.  Trina notes she put aside her fear and never said anything to them, because they would never understand.  Trina tells Cam he needs to realize how lucky he was the other night when nothing happened to him after his run in with police.

You can watch the conversation below in scenes with Briana Nicole Henry and Brooke Kerr.

Then let us know, did you like how GH wove this social message into the story?  Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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