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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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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 saying “OMG Franco!?” then they must think their audience is pretty damn stupid. I’m banking on a messed up Franco and Nik being involved in this somehow otherwise GH just jumped the shark, big time.

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

Me too Vicky Nicky

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

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

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

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

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

Unfortunately they can’t because Prospect Park owns the character from OLTL and AMC

The characters from both shows reverted back to ABC in 2015. That’s how GH can occasionally mention or bring on Alex Marrick or Nora Buchanan. Also how the network is considering a potential “Pine Valley” primetime series.

TOLN no longer own the rights to those characters, and have not for a long time. ABC re-gained the rights, hence why Nora Buchanan was on a few years ago.

That was settled a long time ago. ABC has full rights now

I think ABC owns those characters once again. I can’t remember how, but pretty sure I read that somewhere


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

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


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.


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

I agree

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

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.

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

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!

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.

I agree. I like seeing Sonny in a different role and I like the chemistry between him and Nina. I also really like Jason and Brit together. Sam has become a very boring character. Love to see Jason wear more than black t-shirts as well. He’s very handsome.. change his wardrobe from time to time- please! Love to see Roger return as Todd Manning or possibly Drew Cain. Franco has too much baggage with being a past psycho killer.

I agree. I don’t see why Sonny is not back home where he belongs. The writers are all over the place with the story lines. I’m not sure what’s going on anymore with GH. The story lines used to be so good , now I think they are lacking substance.

Still boring 3 mo. later, enough is enough with this sonny baloney we are going to wind up with carley preggers by jason and nina preggers by sonny willow preggers by michael and me giving up GH.

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.

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

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?????

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.

Definitely agree!

I also really like the Sasha storyline and her pregnancy and new romance !

Bring Franco back !

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

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

Bring back franco.., period…. please

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

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

Please. MC Bain and Blair were great.

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

Oh yes!!

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

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.

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

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 video showed he did that part as to trick people and the rest revealed he hired the guy to protect Michael. But he picked the wrong inmate for the job.

Not sure why they revealed Franco as a trickster and having mental issues, being treated and redeemed and trying to be a protector of his family, worked the police to get tge serial murder (Ryan) and then kill him off. I heard they were getting rid of men who were bad to women… Luke left a few years ago, Tom was taken care of-partially by Franco.

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 down the collective throats of General Hospital fans, when Prospect Park told him that he could no longer call the character “Todd Manning”.

But if you want to accept the fiction that Frodd was Franco and not Todd, then you have to hold him responsible for everything that Franco did. Otherwise, you have to see him as Todd Manning, and if that’s the case, he never had any business being anywhere near Elizabeth Webber.

And if that requires further explanation, you probably never watched GH before February 2012. Which is usually the case with the Frodd Fan Club.

Absolutely not. This is GH Not OLTL

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

I would love them all to come back



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

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. .

I agree

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.

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!

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

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

I agree

Bring Franco back

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

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.

Love Ben.

GH has jumped the shark far more many times then DOOLs

Days is better than GH.

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

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

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

Wow, that’s precise,J.

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.

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

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

Caleb, or something like that.

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.

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


Agree tired of people coming back

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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!!!!!!!!!!!!

Your right,

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.

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

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!

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

u mean OLTL n Prospect park not AMC

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.

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.

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

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.

Brainf@rt. Who was Ethan?

Never mind I remember who Ethan is

A twin

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

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

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

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

Totally agree. Guess for me, Franco was the main reason I kept watching GH.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Lucky for sure!

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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?

Nina is sitting herself a deeper hole.


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

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

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!

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.

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.

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

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 to give Franco a drug to make him seem like he had no pulse kind of like what happened to Robin when they found her. After Franco got to the hospital he left and went into hiding. Cam saw him in the morgue but remember when Faison had the real looking mask he wore and faked even Anna into thinking he was Duke? And Liesl had one and fooled people that she was Anna. So Liesl knows how to do it and probably put Franco’s face on some dead John Doe in the morgue in case anyone checked. Weird and far fetched as it is in reality we’ve seen those exact things happen before on GH.

I am also thinking he will return as Franco.

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.

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

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

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.

Bring him back as Drew

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 when Michael Easton came back several times so it should b no different for Roger —maybe he can come back as a nephew of Scott’s on Lee Baldwin’s side n hook up with Scott n then get involved with Elizabeth n her family -that would work

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”.

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.

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

Where you get those numbers?

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

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.

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.

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

Hope he is Franco!

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…

I hope its franco not someone else

He could BE Franco’s Twin NOBODY knew about and let Elisabeth build a relationship with him by giving him INFORMATION of Who Franco was and how He Overcome so much bad history + the 2 can bond and turn their friendship into a romance and FINALLY reunite the boys and become a FAMILY

And How many characters has Michael Easton played on GH, one right after the other?? Caleb Morely, John McBain, Silas Clay, Hamilton Finn

Yes I agree. I love this soap , but come on this role he’s playing really is messed up, since he was killed off.

No clue.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

I totally agree with you here’s to Hoping

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.

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.

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

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.

Actually, two were brothers…Silas and Stephen Clay.

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

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

I agree! Bring Franco back

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?

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

Me too that way Can will calm down

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.

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.

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).

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

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

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.

Yup. Thinking the same.

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.

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.

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..

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

I agree he needs to be Franco

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

Heck no.

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

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.

Maybe it was just a bad dream!

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 plane went down, he required facial reconstruction surgery (again) and will be made to look like Franco? Either that, or Franco’s death was staged VERY well in an elaborate plot to take Peter down. Again, I doubt it, because this death seemed pretty final, whereas Drew’s fate was left up in the air.

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

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.

Only one Drew and that’s my baby Billy.

Thank you Rebecca. Anyone taking a part done by Billy Miller is sacrilege. Look at the disastrous Billy Abbott transitions at Y&R. There’s only one Billy… and Drew.

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.

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

Todd Manning maybe

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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 Charles family, such as a Quartermaine cousin from the Jimmy Lee branch of the family tree. Or maybe another Cassadine. Another son of Mikkos doesn’t seem likely, as he froze himself to death 40 years ago, and his last bastard son turned out to be Helena’s with some other dude (we still don’t know who that was, BTW). But maybe Victor Cassadine had a kid before he served time in prison after The Big Freeze.

I agree

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.

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

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.

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.

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

I think hes Franco. They wanted to catch Peter.

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

Please be Franco..So many hearts are broken

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 wasn’t good enough and that show had all lousy actors so it only made it a couple of seasons? Now all of a sudden he wants to come back to GH? I.hope they don’t bring him back as Morgan. Maybe use some other actor

He’s dead…Period.

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.

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!!

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

Hi hope Franco He could still be alive


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 Todd Manning

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.

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

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

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.

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



He my favorite

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

Anyone other than Franco.

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

I hope he comes back as Franco

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

Any role he comes back in I’m happy

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 secret. And while we know GH has evolved into something we don’t recognize anymore, As Rhett would say, I really don’t give a da*m. And we still have “dead” Sonny and Nelle waiting in the wings. Oh well, it still fills up an hour in the afternoon.

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

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. ???

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!!!

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

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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General Hospital Pays Tribute to Tyler Christopher at End of Episode, ABC Exec Nathan Varni Shares: “You’ll Always Be In Our Hearts”

If you caught the end of the Monday, November 27th Thanksgiving episode of General Hospital, the ABC daytime drama ended the show with a special dedication to Tyler Christopher (ex-Nikolas Cassadine), who passed away on October 31st at the age of 50.

With a very touching title card, and a photo of Tyler from his younger days as the dark prince of the Cassadine clan, it read, “In Loving Memory of Tyler Christopher.”

On Tuesday, November 28th, ABC Current Series executive, Nathan Varni, who oversees Grey’s Anatomy, The Conners, Station 19 and General Hospital for the network, shared on X some additional thoughts on Tyler’s contributions to the GH family.

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Varni expressed: “This lovely tribute card was shown at the end of yesterday’s episode of GH In loving memory of Tyler Christopher. Thanks for bringing Nikolas Cassadine to life on our screens, you’ll always be in our hearts. RIP.”

Tyler played the role of GH’s Nikolas from 1996–1999, 2003–2011, and lastly from 2013–2016. He also took on the role of Connor Bishop from 2004–2005. The late actor took home the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2016 for his work as Nikolas.

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GH’s Scarlett Fernandez on Charlotte’s Mindset: “She Completely Believes That Anna is Out to Get Her”

Once returning to General Hospital, Scarlett Fernandez (Charlotte) has been involved in a juicy storyline, where an impressionable young Charlotte Cassadine has been persuaded almost brain-washed, if you will, via a letter from Victor Cassadine from the grave.

In it, he implores Charlotte to keep Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) away from her father, Valentin (James Patrick Stuart). So, taking that to heart, Charlotte burned Anna’s house down and much more.  When she gets shot by Anna after intruding into the super spy’s apartment, the stakes get even higher.

Valenin had figured out that Charlotte was stalking Anna and trying to do her harm, but did not inform Anna. That has caused a major rift in their relationship.  Meanwhile, Laura (Genie Francis) and Valentin confronted Charlotte after she returned home from the hospital.

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In her latest interview with Soap Opera Digest, Fernandez shared on getting to play this kind of story: “It’s definitely an honor because when I was little, I was getting storylines, but this is just crazy! I kind of feel like I’m treated like an adult on the show now, almost, and it’s just been great. I’ve been given great stuff and the fact that Frank (Valentini, EP, GH) and all of his co-workers have trusted me has just been an amazing feeling.”

With everyone confronting Charlotte on her dirty deeds against Anna, and her denying it, Fernandez weighs-in on just where Charlotte is at this point in her mind: “I think that she definitely realizes that the people around her don’t believe her and don’t trust her and I think that really frustrates her because she completely believes that Anna is out to get her. So that (the adults in her life don’t believe her) is hard for her.”

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There is also burgeoning chemistry between Jake (Hudson West) and Charlotte! So what does Fernandez think of that? Is she using him, or could be the beginning of young love? She expressed: “I think it’s definitely a little bit of both. I think that maybe she and Jake are partners-in-crime, but I also think that Jake has or will have a good influence on her. She just really needs someone to be there for her and for her to be able to confide in and I think that he has been that.”

So, have you been enjoying Scarlett’s performances as a troubled Charlotte? Would you like to see Jake and Charlotte have a ‘date’? Do you think Charlotte needs deprogramming to help her out of the grip that Victor has on her; as she believes Anna is the cause of all the trouble that will come her father’s way, if she doesn’t find a way to get rid of her? Weigh-in via the comment section below.

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Soap Stars and Notables Participate in the 91st Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade (Photos)

Sunday night in tinseltown, it was time for the 91st anniversary of the Hollywood Christmas Parade, which has become an annual tradition featuring soap stars and other celebrities from primetime, movies, music, and sports as thy drive down famed Hollywood Boulevard amongst floats and musical performances.

While many attended the live event, viewers around the country will be able to see the taped version of the parade on Friday, December 15th when it has its first airing on The CW in a two-hour special starting at 8 pm ET/PT.

Taking part in the festivities were: General Hospital’s Tajh Bellow (TJ), The Bold and the Beautiful’s Kimberlin Brown (Sheila), Ashley Jones (Bridget), Denise Richards (ex-Shauna), and Naomi Matsuda (Li), Days of our Lives stars, then and now, including: Deidre Hall (Marlena), A Martinez (ex-Eduardo), Stephen Nichols (Steve), Brant Daughtery (ex-Brian), and Jen Lilley (ex-Theresa), The Young and the Restless’ Kate Linder (Esther) and former star Tatyana Ali (ex-Roxanne), The Bay’s Kristos Andrews (Peter/Adam) and Maxwell Caufield (Sir Thomas Kenway), plus As the World Turns Ming Na Wen (ex-Lien) and more.

In addition, iconic dancer/singer and choreographer, Paula Abdul was the recipient of the Humanitarian of the Year, while Dean Cain, Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Montel Williams along with guest host, Elizabeth Stanton, called the Sunday-after-Thanksgiving tradition from different locations around the parade route.

Now below, check out some of the snaps from the 91st annual Hollywood Christmas Parade featuring some of your soap favorites.

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Wow! Marlena and Sheila together for the first time! Imagine if Marlena as the MarDevil met up with Sheila Carter and caused all sorts of havoc from Salem to Los Angeles? Crossover? Here’s Deidre Hall and Kimberlin Brown getting into the holiday spirit.

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Reunited and it feels so good? Remember when Daytime Emmy-winner, A Martinez came to Salem to play Eduardo Hernandez, father to Gabi, Rafe and Dario? Now, A can be seen in The Bay. Meanwhile, Stephen Nichols continues to keep on keepin’ on as Salem’s “Patchman”.

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GH’s Tajh Bellow with his lady love actress Lauren Speights.

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Giving us some Christmas wrapping vibes, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Naomi Matsuda (Li).

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Always ready for the holidays is former Days of our Lives star, Jen Lilley (ex-Theresa).

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Former ‘Bold and Beautiful’ star, Denise Richards (ex- Shauna) dressed in the holiday spirit.

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There is no doubt! Our pick for ‘Best Dressed’ has to go to General Hospital’s Josh Kelly (Cody). I mean, how can you top that for being in the ‘Christmas Spirit’?

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Humanitarian of the Year recipient, Paula Abdul.

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Former As the World Turns Star Ming-Na Wen (ex-Lien Hughes) ready for the holiday season.

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Brant Daughtery brought along his young son, and wife Kimberly, who is expecting their second child.

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Maxwell Caufield who will soon appear in the latest season of The Bay, looking ‘Christmas’ dapper.

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Ready for winter, and dressed in holiday white, Y&R’s Kate Linder.

So, who’s holiday outfit from their appearance in the Hollywood Christmas Parade, did you think was the best? Let us know via the comment section.

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