On Friday’s episode of General Hospital, we get the diagnosis of all diagnosis’ from Dr. Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson). In short, Franco (Roger Howarth) has a brain tumor that has been there most likely for years, and that would explain his now delusional and schizophrenic behavior because of it, since Franco now believes he is his brother, Jason.
In scenes where Roger Howarth does his interpretation of Jason Q complete with leather jacket, swept back hair, and black t-shirt, he kisses Sam (Kelly Monaco)! She later pulls out a gun and the two wrestle for it and the gun goes off! Franco as Jason also related to Sam that he has Danny upstairs, since the little boy was taken out of the hospital and is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant. When Silas (Michael Easton) and Carly (Laura Wright) happen upon the scene, we see Sam lying on the floor, but no sign of Franco.
So all this begs the question; in order to redeem the character of Franco, (who was originally played by Oscar-nominee James Franco) who was the artist whose canvas was murder, and for all intent was a serial killer amongst other things, is GH going the brain tumor route to be able to further integrate the new Franco (Howarth) more properly into the canvas, so he is not seen as a loony tune … but a more well-rounded, complex, yet loveable guy, and thus he can be a love interest for a leading lady on the soap?
Share your thoughts on the comment section below as to why you think GH has given Franco a brain tumor? And if it will be the ultimate game-changer for the character’s life on the ABC soap? (Since Roger Howarth is one of the most popular and talented actors ever on daytime) Or, do you think the brain tumor story ultimately is not going to change the Franco story one bit?