On Tuesday’s episode of General Hospital, Franco (Roger Howarth) comes face-to-face with the second Baker brother (He has the first one caged up, or so he thinks!).
Meanwhile, viewers get to see more of Michael Rodrick (Seth) who just entered the canvas as Seth. It all goes down at GH when Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) introduces Franco to Seth, who is looking for his missing brother, Tom (Don Harvey). It’s clear that Seth does not trust Franco. Suddenly, Elizabeth is called for a code blue, which turns out to be her sister, Hayden (Rebecca Budig), who life hangs in the balance! While Liz is gone, Seth tells Franco he is going to go to the police if he finds out Franco harmed his brother. Franco makes himself not look like the guilty party for Tom going MIA, by telling Seth that his brother is probably out there somewhere causing trouble. That is something that Seth cannot refute is a possibility given his brother’s criminal past.
Back at Franco’s art studio, a caged and enraged Tom is able to free himself from the cage and remove his shock collar, but finds that the front door to the studio is locked from the outside! His rage and frustration mounting, he has to figure a way to get out of this – in what is essentially- kidnapping by Franco.
After Hayden is stabilized, Liz comes back to the nurses station and overhears Franco telling Seth about how he was once a bad guy, but he has changed. He tells Seth he wants to, and is trying to b,e a better person for Liz. He promises Seth that he wouldn’t risk doing something to Tom which in turn means he could lose Liz . Seth exits and Liz gives Franco a big hug and a few steamy kisses are exchanged. She tells Franco she overheard what he said and appreciated it, and from her experience a few moments ago where she almost lost her sister, Hayden, she realizes life is too short.
Later, after his run-in and chat with Seth, Franco returns to his studio with a different perspective, such that he will let Tom go free. When he sees Tom apparently sleeping in his cage, he tells the ex-convict he is going to let him go. But Franco is had! When Tom gets out of the cage and Franco’s back is turned away from him, Tom chloroforms Franco.
The questions left for the viewing audience are among many: Where is this story going? Has this story somehow redeemed Franco for his past misdeeds? Will Liz flip when she finds out Franco lied and had been holding Tom captive in a cage? Will Seth Baker remain in Port Charles for awhile? Will Franco now go MIA, just as he and Liz were getting closer? Share your thoughts on this story in the comment section below.