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Roger Howarth's Return To General Hospital! What Was Your Reaction? Who Is He Playing?



Roger Howarth returned this week to General Hospital with blonde-tinged or dyed hair, and no Todd Manning scar.  For most of the week of episodes, Roger Howarth’s new character was seen lurking around the set of The Chew, where the Quartermaine Relish wars took a drastic turn, when all the hosts of The Chew and Elizabeth Webber took ill after being food poisoned by “Pickle-Lila” or “Pickle-Eddie”.  Roger Howarth’s character seem to be amused and transfixed on the situation.

On Friday’s episode of General Hospital, Roger Howarth’s character is now flying to Port Charles and when asked, “So what brings you to this neck of this woods, business? pleasure?”  Roger Howarth’s character replies, “With any luck, a little bit of both!”

So the question remains who is Roger Howarth playing?  There has been much speculation, and guessing going on from GH fans, but after a full week of episodes and relish wars, the character still hasn’t come out with it!  Are you frustrated yet?

Whatever the case, let us know what you reaction was to the debut of Roger Howarth in his new GH role?  And weigh-in on who you think he is playing? And finally, what was your reaction to the relish wars story on The Chew? 

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I hate it! I want Todd!

Yeah I know

I LOATHE IT DEEPLY! 🙁 And if it turns out to be Franco I may have to BURN oFF my GH/Franco tattoo! Again 🙁

Love that Roger is back but love Todd Manning! 🙁 Still, I’ll give it a chance because I love RH.

I really don’t like Roger especially his hair….we need a better looking guy !
Laura and Scotty got married yuck!!! and by that goofy thing that is suppose to be Laura’s mother (she’s a wicken …witch) All 4 of these people (Todd?, Laura, Scotty and Laura’s – witch mother) need to be replaced with better looking people. Morgan can go too – he is too wimpy looking. We need more good looking ones like “Nicholas”. A more dynamic story line is necessary. I’m sick of this stuff. Soon I’ll just have to quit watching.

I am guessing HE is playing Franko

I have been watching the ABC soaps since I was born.
GH has always been my favorite. Lately I am truly disappointed
with this stupid relish war crap. And WTH are the wrighters
thinking using 3 recent characters as 3 NEW ones. This is
so lame. As if the whole Stephen Clay crap wasn’t bad enough.
And worst of all Jason is gone. After 35 years I’m starting to loose
Interest at all.

I feel the same way you do….

Feel the same but a current lawsuit ABC is embroiled in says they have to play new characters. And the writers had said from the start all three would be new characters so I rather doubt he is Franco

They legal had to change the character due to pork owning right to them. If your a fan since you were born you would read the digest books and know that. Duh

Slysilvercat….Just because I’ve been a fan all my life doesn’t mean I don’t have a life. I have better things to do than read the digest. Duh!!! Besides having to change the characters or not, they still could have been a little more creative than the relish and vampire crap. IDK Its just not the same for me anyway since Steve Burton left.

As for Peter Howarth’s character I think he should have remained as Todd. There could have plenty of story line in his pursuit of Carly and as Star’s father. Regarding the old character of Star, I can’t accept her in the role of Morgan’s girlfriend when so recently she was Michael’s love interest. I liked the two of them together. I’ve watched Star on One Life to Live since she was a very little girl and to me she can only be Star. Besides that how will the writers ever work in her beautiful singing voice which was a bonus to fans of both Soaps. I don’t like where these two characters are gong.

Oh yes, and Steven Clay! John McBain was a very interesting character and saw him as a new love interest for Sam. Who decided this stuff? Think somebody really missed the mark with these three characters. Don’t know if I will ever accept these three in their new roles. It’s plain DUMB.

They were forced to change their roles due to character infringement by One Life To Live who had rights to the Starr, Todd and John so they needed to change them. The actors wanted to remain with the show. Because of that, I now want to try and give them a chance because it was out of their hands to change them. I enjoy them all so hopefully we will get used to them as different characters eventually!

He will always be Todd. Don’t like it. I can’t straight all of the switching characters. I have decided to stop watching all the shows.

Love that Roger is back on GH just want them to reveal he’s character already I’m anxious. I believe he will play Franco.

I totally agree tasneem, he will be Franco, and once again Kristen Alderson (now Kiki and the new Quartermaine heir) will be his daughter.

Thats what im thinking, and it would be great if he falls for Carly and she falls for Micheal!

That would definitely be ideal, and hopefully will happen at some point (sooner than later, I hope).

how can kiki fall for michael when she and michael are both Quartermaines??? She and Michael would be cousins he the son of AJ and she the daughter of Franco(technically aj’s stepbrother same as jason was if franco and aj are twins). I heard that at a fan function recently LW mentioned that her and RH decided to leave Tarly in the past and play different in their scenes together. When they do have scenes together in the coming months it is NOT going to be friendly AT ALL. Why would it be She HATES franco(if that is who rh is playing) for what he did to sam and her bff jason and tons of other reasons this being the main one.

She cant date Micheal they are first cousins, AJ, Jason and Franco all have the same father Alan Quatermaine. I hope that he not playing Franco but a whole new Character is he can be Todd.

Franco is not a quatermaine after all. Heather is his mother. She’s the one that had the twins, not Susan

I don’t care who RH is—just so glad that he is going to stay on GH He is such a fantastic actor. My all time favorite and I have been watching GH for over 40 yrs

Heather is not Franco mother. Her cousin Susan Moore had an affair with Alan & she has twins Jason & Franco. Therefore, it does make Franco a Quartermaine & AJ’s step brother since they share the same father.

Mindy, What makes you think that Heather is the mother of Roger Howarth’s new character as Franco’s twin?

Because this is what I’ve heard for awhile. That Franco is really Stevens twin, and is not actually a quatermaine therefore opening the door for Lauren/Kiki and Michael

Ummm I recall that Danny’s DNA tests revealed that Franco and Jason shared the same DNA making them brothers. So he is not Stevens twin… Could be Jason recast with another brain fart.

Let’s get it straight; Franco and Jason are twins, sharing Alan Quartermaine as their father. That would make A.J. a half brother as his father is also Alan, but has a different mother. A step-sibling has no blood connection.

Ok we’ll see :). When I turn out to be right,you can buy me supper LOL

franco and jason are twins. heather is not their mother.

i didn’t say heather was jason and franco’s mother. i said heather is the one that had the twins…steven and franco. they are going to be leaning towards a storyline between morgan/kiki/michael, and the only way to do that, is to have franco not be a quatermaine and it will come out that heather is really franco’s mother, not susan. heather had the twins, steven and franco. not susan. franco will not be related to the Q’s in anyway.

I think he is going to turn out to be the real Q heir rather than Lauren Frank. My thinking is he will be the illigitimate son of Edward Q and Helena Cassadine!!!

Hate the Spew!

Don’t like it either!

The blond hair is very fake. They should be having him play someone who is much more layered. Not this person who has some obviously bad characteristics. I do not like the character already. Not at all happy with what they’ve made for Kristen or Michael’s characters. So far they are much worse than Roger’s. Kiki is a bimbo at best, a con or worse possibly. I don’t see the character having staiying power. Michael= they made him as ugly as possible. Not interesting either. Such a waste. Tey should have cut his hair in a stylish style, and made him into a really studly person.

I dont understand why Michael Easton doesn’t leave daytime for a primetime or movie vampire role! Thats what he is a vampire! Took years for me to like McBain. This character it WORSE!
Watching Kristen act is like watching nails on a chalkboard. I hope Chad wont dump her when GH does because they are adorable together!!!

McBain was okay. But he is the father of Natalie’s child on OLTL so they will need to replace ME there. On GH, I think with the right character ME would be fine. I think Kristen can be a good actress, but this character is awful. The jury is out on the RH character, but none of the three seem like long term fan favorites- the characters ai mean.

With this Silas character, once lawsuits are settled I an see where he can then come clean, and maybe say he is McBain undercover to lure out Caleb or some silly nonsense

Sam started out as a con, & people hated her. Now she is a fan favorite. Give it time, we’ve only seen a few days of their characters.

I liked her better as a con. lol

exactly! – i don’t understand why people are so quick to judge….

I bet Roger is glad to be rid of that scar! I believe that he’s another branch on the Quartermaine tree, bent on taking over ELQ. As far as that debacle with the Spew, I pretty much despised the whole thing, even though there was a small satisfaction in seeing the cast “spewing”. That’s what I feel like doing whenever a Spew commercial comes on during GH!

Well, ABC wanted the 2 daytime shows to promote each other, so there was no choice..
But no matter, it helped to keep GH going..
and it is over 🙂 we lived through ABC’s plan lol ..

Agreed I feel like The Chew crossover was a slap in face of All My Children Fans! You took the OLTL actors did you have to piss off the AMC fans too?

You’re wrong. GH essentially poisoned the Chew hosts. If that isn’t karma for us AMC fans I don’t know what is. Sure, the crossover was forced upon GH but the writers made the best if it and did something this longtime AMC has wanted for a while – make Mario “soap fans need to get a life” Batalli look like a fool.

I don’t know- I think it was brilliant satire. Most likely they were forced into promoting the show- so Ron made the Chew- Spew– it was poetic justice and in a way a inside joke for AMC fans and others -who call the Chew, The Spew. Was in great daytime drama– no, but if they had to do it I think satire was the way to go.

And The Revolution took over OLTL’s time slot. Let’s get our facts straight here please lol

The Chew bit was corny. I have never actually watched that show and I have no intention of starting. I like the idea of RH and KA playing father and daughter on the show. It’s only right that Kristen’s character is seriously flawed….after all…she is a Quartermaine….fathered by the nuttiest Quartermaine of all, Franco.

I agree. As stated elsewhere I thnk Roger is playing a illegitimate son of Edward Q and Helena Cassadine, and he will turn out to be yet another missing heir, and possibly Samantha Morgan’s father!!!

If he turns out to be Sam’s father via Edward, wouldn’t that make Sam/Jason/Franco related.

Its too early to know how I feel about Rogers’ new character…I really don’t like Kristens so far….she’s a nasty Smart A * * & I hope they’ll change her character into someone we can almost like….as far as Michael, i like the idea of him as a Dr., but they could do better with the hair….I don’t mind the bun but they can style it better….it looks like he was thrown together….i realize we have to be patient & hope that the characters & their new personas & new looks will come together….In my heart i wish they could have kept their OLTL characters….I honestly thought things were settled even before OLTL came back…its just a shame that things weren’t….

Yes! Kiki is a nasty little brat. I will never warm up to that. I don’t like the new Morgan either. Bad acting. I wish ME would cut his hair to play the doctor, although I don’t dislike him as much as Kiki.

Looks good he must of been sunbleached. Thinking a Casadine creep. Starvos breeded like horses. Hung out in Ferncliff with psyco Heather. Tainted both relishes. He could pick up ELQ for penny on a dollar.

Would you believe that spew group deserves gallon of relish. Maybe it will show them how sick their ads are. Yuck yuck yucky!

I like his lighter hair, sorta blondish, he looks younger and refreshed!
We will find out who he is this week..
It is just the beating of the drum soap entrance..

I have a feeling I am going to like his new character, no matter who it is because I love RH !!!!

I agree with you…RH does look younger and better…i might be tempted to change my color, lol…these three just return and some gh fans already complaining without waiting to see what happens to these characters…RH as Franco could refreshen the Quartimanes with so much possibilities…his daughter Kiki/Lauren could eventually fall for Micheal(it would be like Starr never left him) plus its great to see K.A. as a badass for a change…she could soften later and maybe be a singer? …M.E. as Silas makes him Rafes uncle so i see Sam fallen for him…he could be a male version of Sabrina and have a CinderFELLA makeover!

As an actor, I’m sure it’s a lot more fun & challenging for RH to have another role to play so for THAT, I will see what unfolds. I still miss Todd and mostly Todd & Carly together but their paths may also cross 🙂 I HOPE.

I am with you I will take RH in whatever character they cast him in although I truly love the Todd of old when he had the long hair and Blair was pregnant with Starr his character was so mean and bad I just love him

Im just glad they are back,Ill give it time to see how their characters develop & where their story lines go.I do hope KA & RH characters play father & daughter, & I hope RH keeps his humor.


do not like pickle relish story and hate what they did to these 3 OLTL characters. Now Starr and McBain are missing from OLTL! Not sure who Todd is yet!

No comment. Not happy.

The whole soap opera fiasco has me ready to write off watching all soaps, first GH throws The Chew in our face and ruin the 3 actors, that is the fault of both ABC and PP. Then PP states they are only airing OLTL and AMC 2 days a week for a 1/2 hour. After 35 years of watching soaps I think it’s finally time to move on.

really? you’d let the Brian Frons of the world win?

noooooooooo! I’ve been watching over 50 yrs, I’m not done yet! 🙂

Didn’t like The Chew being in the storyline on GH! I almost changed the channel a couple of times to not see The Spew crew! They need another rating boost(The Chew)!

They’re showing two 1/2 hour episodes on tuesdays and thursdays. I watched this morning and the two 1/2 hours shows were there.

Was disappointed with all three returns. First, ME’s character seems to be an exact replica of John. He is dark, emotionless and amused by himself. If he starts wearing all black and rescuing , then the only difference will be he is a doctor and not a cop. Kiki, doesn’t seem too far removed from Starr. A rich, scheming brat, which is what Starr would have grown up to be, if they hadn’t softened her edges. I have a feeling Kiki will start softening soon, and have few students from Starr. As for RH’s character, the non-reveal of his character is annoying and suo also seems to have quite a few Todd-like qualities. I understand that GH couldn’t use the three OLTL character but I think The Chew storyline just flat out . Not only was it a slap in the face they should have gone out of their way to make them very different from who they were before, especially if they are going with the RH is Franco and is Lauren Frank, father daughter routine. Chew storyline flat out sucked! It was a slap in the face to soap fans considering what it replaced and what Clinton Kelly said about soap fans. The acting was atrocious and the plot was downright bad. For me, it doesn’t help that they are, once again, making the stooge in the story. I came back to GH, after a 12 year absence because of the OLTL characters, but I’m sticking around, because I am (was) the show, however, I think there is a lot that needs to be fixed right now Unless they start making these three vastly different from their OLTL characters, the audience it’s not going to see them as anything but faux Todd, Starr and John. Granted, this is my initial impression and they have only been on for a week, but so far all three have been a swing and a miss.

I was typing this on my phone and it turned out badly. It should be differences not student. It should say The Chew story flat out sucked! Sorry for the typos; I’m sure there are more than those.

I love Roger Howarth and love the mystery he is bringing with this “out there” character. I expect he’ll be Franco but hoping for a good Cartini twist! I’m nterested in this new Silas character… I think they can do a lot more with his charactor now. As for Kristen…. Love her new hair color, it’s good to see Kristen play a character with a bit of a bad side.

I love Roger Howarth in any role. I’m pretty intrigued and already loving The Man. I think it was a smart move for GH to capitalize on Roger’s popularity and make his new character a mystery. The GH/PP stuff caused a sticky situation and I’m glad that the decision was made to make lemonade out a lemons. Kudos to Ron for having some fun with this challenge.

I just don’t want him to be Franco! I want him to be a Q! He could be Kevin’s patient from WA. Obviously his patient is going to show up in PC. I think RH looks fine. I would like to know who he is next week. I am just glad he’s back!

Not loving KA’s character… maybe she can lose her memory and come back a better person.

ME has been looking so strange with these weird expressions and then with the new look he is creepier than RH’s character could ever be. There is a real creepy gene going in the Clay family. I like that he is a doctor.

I am trusting that RC will take these 3 strange characters and blend them into characters that will be able to be on GH for many years! Would like more of MW as Ava.

I should have said a different Q other than Franco. Loose Lips on Soaptown is saying he is playing Franco… bummed! Maybe Kevin has been helping get past his attraction to killing… maybe?

heidi.. I think you nailed it. I bet he is the real Franco and the one that Jason killed was fake, someone he met in the mental institution…which would explain how he knows Heather and would still make him Kiki father and a Q and also allow him to NOT be a killer afterall, but still a bit unhinged aka Todd.

I have one question though, does the PP deal not allow GH to even use any of the “old” character names. It is driving me crazy that every person that sees Silas thinks it is the “dead” Steven instead of the “live” cop John, who could be undercover..wouldn’t that be the reasonable assumption?

I think he will be a Quartermain but not sure who. Maybe the real Franco and James Franco was imposter hired by the real one.

I think they think we are Stupid. We want him as Todd, keep making changes like him and Star. And lose more viewers and that means rating . Who looks stupid then ABC !

it’s not their first choice either. But I just want to watch RH. I don’t care who he is. There is always a chance he could be Todd again… elsewhere.

I’m sure the actors & GH would have liked to keep Todd, Starr & John but they couldn’t so shouldn’t we just be happy these actors can come back? I’m pretty happy to see RH back onscreen and if Kelly & Michael can finally have a romance, I’m there! 🙂

Yawn! 🙁

Did anyone notice that when the guy backstage at The Spew ashed Roger who he was we heard a stage hand yelling Todd? I feel like Frank and Ron are babies who believe if they can’t have OLTL no one can. They could have gone back and I get why they stayed with a network, but I have no respect for the childish way they have handled OLTL returning. I also think It’s a little akward watching Kristen (who I’m a life long fan of) try to act… We love her as Starr, because she is Starr. I don’t know how versitile she can be. Will see about Easton not given him much yet.

The Todd reference is just an inside joke…lol

Ok, I am lost, if Tracy inherited pickle lila, how does AJ have any right to the name at all? And the Chew was just stupid.

ELQ retained the name “Pickle-Lila” but lost the recipe. AJ made what he called a “new and improved” recipe and still labeled it Pickle-Lila, but as good as it tasted (said town tasters), it does not quite taste like the original.

Tracy recreated the recipe right down to the “secret ingredient”, but couldn’t use the original name as she is no longer part of ELQ, and since her father gave her the last jar, she eventually named her recipe Pickle-Eddy.

Going to the Chew was a natural choice since they’re on ABC too… if they didn’t have a cooking show, they would have made up one. But humorously, since we all have been calling the AMC replacement, The SPEW…. it’s exactly what they did with the hosts of the Chew…. they ate the relish and spewed, and spewed, and spewed.

Best use of the hosts of the Chew I think! 😀

The only character I can think of w/blond hair w/a grudge against the Q family is Grant Putnam.

Good possibility

thought of him and also Julian Jerome, given the new developments with Ava and Kiki Jerome. Also since we have Duke and Anna back, and Sonny without a rival mob family..a Jerome could fill that bill. BUT yesterday he was surprised Lulu didn’t know him.. and she would not of been around to have known the Jerome family..or Grant for that matter???

I am unsure of who he may be, but now that OLTL has returned I’m glad the two shows are separate in characters. Loving RH whoever he will play and now that Maura West is on, the 2 are Fantastic together. It will all play out, I trust the powers that be at GH now. The show is rich in history and getting better all of the time.

It has been frustrating to not know who he is playing but it must be that the name or relationship is significant. He must have a strong relationship to the Q’s to be enjoying their downfall on national TV. He’s got to be behind the contamination of the relish and we will just have to wait and see how they develop his character. Same goes with Michael’s and Kristen’s characters. To those of you who hate “Kiki”, remember not only Sam but others like Carly, Anna, Lucy and Holly who started their lives in Port Charles as “bad girls”. Soaps are much more interesting when the characters are complex rather than one-note. Give it some time before you start judging.

I have to say ,I don’t like Rogers’ new look….it’s so fake.
I don’t know who he’s playing but I hope Kristen will be his daughter again …after RH and KA long association it would weird to see them in any other situation.
I only actually saw the debut episode on Monday – I wasn’t impressed.
As for the ‘relish/Chew/food poisoning’ didn’t care much for that either.
I guess I’m not really much impressed with most of GH’s story lines right now.

I don’t think he is Franco , Franco is wanted and will have a very short roll,

I’m taking a wild guess and saying he is the son of Heather and … Jimmy Lee Holt. They were involved briefly in 1983, trying to con others.

This would be fitting with the way that Heather reacted to reading of Edward’s will… the fine print of going to all his heirs “known and unknown”.

This could be true,When they showed the previews for Monday,RH whoever he is playing was talking to Heather..She said something like it has been a long time…I like ME,but they could seriously do something with his hair..It looks awful in that ponytail….KA I will come to love her she is playing someone different so I am curious 2 c how it plays out..KA will Always be Starr though…

nice take and twist.

this could be… perhaps their is no Franco heir for now? LOL… Heather reigns in.

you can clearly see how much they like working with each other.

RH and RM.

what if the nuRH and Carly and Kiki – seem like grifters to me… conning… conniving sinister behaviours. and their one big shot at becoming legit… “rich”. is to aka Franco.

in any case… I’m more looking forward to RH being back.

is to: not aka Franco – but in fact legit with Jimmy Lee Holt, like you said… known and unknown.

I thought I would mind these actors not playing their OLTL characters. I do, a bit, but not as much as I thought I would. None of them have been on very much, so far, so I don’t see how we can make a judgment on the new characters yet. I’m intrigued enough to want to see more of them and how they’ll all end up back in Port Charles. Ron and Frank are so creative, I just can’t wait to see how this all plays out!

A little frustrated, yes; but more intrigued. Thinking of the many different possibilities is fun. And watching RH work has never been boring…

I’m frustrated because for the first time since the new regime took over GH sucks! It was great until immediately following the nurses ball. Now every storyline is in the toilet. Cheezy, boring and ridiculous. I hate to say I’m missing Bob Guza right now.

Besides making me hate Suspect Park even more I am happy to see Roger back as well as Kristen & Michael. All 3 should be allowed to play their original characters. I trust that Ron knows what he’s doing and the characters will be great. I loved seeing the Chew on GH. It was hilarious watching them get food poisoning.

I hope someone with a vision buys out PP so AMC & OLTL get a real shot.

Stefan Cassadine. I’m out on a limb, I know

Since Michael will be involved with Kiki too I don’t see her as being the Quartermaine heir…….Lauren & Michael are first cousins

Love RH glad he’s back

First off people business is business, if the network was not making money on the soaps then they had to pull them off. Just remember TV is all make believe and its there for simple pleasure and actors are paid to perform. The way the world is right now you should be grateful you have shows that your able to allow yourself the pleasure of turning off the world at times and just being able to be entertained. Put your anger you might have because a show of pure fantasy was taken off and put that anger to a good use by helping the world become a better place for people to live in and are real.

I think he’s going to be a Quartermaine or a Cassadine. Again, let’s give them a chance to flesh out the characters people!!

First, I don’t think The Chew crossover did either show any favors. It was forced, juvenile and a very long walk for a short drink as they say. Hopefully the whole relish nonsense is winding down now.

On RH’s new character, he’s obviously someone who’ll impact Edward’s will but Ron Carlivati needs to be cautious about trying to reach too far into the more obscure past as a substitute for original writing. I’ve watched on and off for decades and whoever the Jerome bunch are supposed to be obviously happened at a time when the show was failing to engage me. Dredging these sorts of characters again may not be the wisest way to go.

I’d guess RH is probably the “real” Franco without the same baggage as the more recent Franco. There’s more story there than trying to beat new life into characters from the past who were never a big hit to begin with.

I SO agree. I like the idea of RH being the “Real” Franco, and when James Franco played “Franco” the last time around, he was a fake Psycho, who wanted this new “real Franco’s” life, ie: Single White Female kinda thing.

I suspect he is the real twin and Franco was a fake. If Kiki is a Quartermain heir she can’t hook up with Michael now can she. Maybe Ava has 2 daughters.

He will be Valentin Cassidine. with a vendetta against the Qs and the Spencers. Valentin was mentioned by Helena to Nicholas back in 2010as the most sinister Cassidine ever, but never materialize on the show.

That thing with Valentin Cassadine is NEVER happening. That was two regimes ago!

I´m so happy that RH is back on GH.

I really don´t care much which character RH is gonna play, as long as they give him a good story.
RH is one of the best actors in daytime and he is more than capable to pull this off. Even without saying a word, his body language and facial expression makes him already more interesting than ME and KA.

I´m looking forward to the journey he´s taking me on.

What an intriguing idea! The son of Heather and Jimmy Lee Holt. It could be! Whatever he’s playing, Roger Howarth IS the finest actor in daytime. Period.

RH is Franco, Heathers REAL son. Twin of Steven Lars. Therefore KA aka Kiki can be with Michael, since they will not be related

Then “KiKi/Lauren” couldn’t be a Q, so the Q heir storyline couldn’t work

I hate the whole thing, how can Michael not see the resemblance of Laura and his girlfriend? So stupid, and Todd as someone else, are all these people stupid or in a trance? I think the whole story line is ridiculus and will bring GH down like AMC.

Absolutely love it. Love the way they are messing with the audience. Perfect into.

I have watched Roger Howarth as Todd Manning for 20 years off and on. Didn’t like it much when the new Todd (his twin) took over the role. I will never see him in anything that I will not think about the Todd character. Hopefully the new character that Roger is playing will be around for a long time. I really did not like it when Sarah Brown left the show. I was not happy with any of the new Carlys. Couldn’t stand Laura Wright as Carly at first but now I could not imagine anyone but Laura Wright playing Carly. Love her. Hope this happens with Rogers new character too.

yes and I ended up really liking Sarah Brown as Claudia and forgetting that she had even been Carly, even though I loved her when she was. Actors have always jumped shows.. often the same network, and usually us soap fans watch several shows. So we basically are used to adjusting if the new character is well written and the actor is up to it. Sonny as Nico Kelly(AMC) Cliff(AMC) who was truly loved became Jack..Patch and Kayla aka Stefan and Katrhyn…albiet it is a little strange with three on the same show at the same time, but the concept is basically the same, and for me at least the actors involved are worth it, so now if the writers will just do them justice, don’t turn anyone into a BIll Eckert lol

What do you think of Laura’s mother?

Why is this a question? Lesley Webber, and the actress playing her have been a part of GH, even before Genie Francis joined GH. She’s not a “new” character or a new actress to GH, and has no correlation to Roger Howarth playing a new character.

RH and Maura had some great on screen moments on ATWT and that is the only reason I hope he is Franco but I read some where he is suppose to be Alexander Q an unknown son Heather had with Alan back when they had their affair years ago making him AJ, Jason and Francos older brother and that would explain why he went after the relish his mother brain washed him against the Q’s and Elizabeth was just an added bonus since heather most likely brainwashed him against her too

So glad he is back! Same with Michael Easton. Can’t wait to learn more about heir characters. Fun ride is ahead!

I like Todd.

I loved and adored Stefan Cassadine who should Have returned.
Cannot watch the popsicle farce that is Stavros.

There was no reason to bring back KA as another character. Enough said.

More Jason is the last thing needed.

Horrible is all I can say about the foolish decisions made by ABC! I will NEVER see Starr,Todd or John as these new characters and involving the “spew” is just an insult to all AMC,OLTL and GH fans.! Thank goodness for Prospect Park for bringing our shows back and SHAME on ABC!!!

I am a fan and didn’t find the Spew insulting. RC wrote that the spew cast gets poisoned. Karma for a lot of AMC & OLTL fans. GH made the Spew hosts look like fools. The only people insulted were the hosts. Soap payback IMHO.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Ava Receives a Haunting Letter About Austin’s Murder

On Thursday’s November 30th episode of General Hospital, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) is on the case of who shot Austin (Roger Howarth) and pays a visit to Ava Jerome (Maura West) at Wyndemere.

Dante asks Ava when was the last time she saw Dr. Austin Gatlin-Holt. She asks why and what is going on with Austin? Dante tells her he’s dead, and assumes she must already know, especially given her non-reaction to the news.

Ava tells Dante she was last with Austin two days ago at her gallery. When he questions her if security footage can back that up, that would then give her an alibi. However, Ava explains she left out the back, and that the surveillance camera has not been working. Since the murder happened in Pautauk, Dante tells Ava they will want to question her.


She responds that a lot of people in town knew Austin from Maxie (Kirsten Storms) and on. However, Dante points out that Ava was the only one that was kidnapped by Mason (Nathanyael Grey). Ava says she will have her lawyer ready.

As Dante exits, Ava looks through her unopened mail. She finds a letter addressed to her and it says inside on note paper, “You’re welcome.” But that’s not all, inside the letter is a polaroid of Austin’s dead body.


Also in story, Molly (Kristen Vaganos) has a meltdown when she has to start the finding a surrogate process all over again, and is found crying on a park bench by her sister, Kristina (Kate Mansi). Will this be the conversation where Molly will take up Kristina on her initial offer to carry the child for her and TJ (Tahj Bellow)?


In another key moment, James thinks Cody (Josh Kelly) would make a great big brother, which then gets Felicia (Kristina Wagner) flashing back to when Cody told Mac that it turns out Mac is not his bio-dad. Felicia senses something is not right. Is she finally on to the fact that Cody lied to Mac? Stay tuned.


So, who do you think sent the letter to Ava about killing Austin? Is it Nikolas? Cyrus? Mason? Could it be Ava herself, who doesn’t remember she did the deed, or could it be someone else? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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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.

Share your thoughts on GH honoring Tyler at the end of their Thanksgiving episode via the comment section below.

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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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