The performances from the cast of General Hospital for the November Sweeps episodes thus far has been off the charts!
And on Monday’s episode, Roger Howarth (Franco) brought his A-game in a script that played to all of his strengths, and at times, actually made us in the viewing audience root for him!
After all, Carly (Laura Wright) did cheat on Franco with Sonny (Maurice Benard), and after all, everyone has been keeping secrets from Michael (Chad Duell), chief among them that Sonny killed his bio-dad AJ Quartermaine!
In another Roger Howarth tour de force performance, Franco unleashes his wrath in quirky style, and seething underneath it all is the betrayal. And as we know Franco, even post brain-surgery, is not always playing with a full-deck! Franco went to great lengths and enjoyed watching Carly squirm as he brought to light through the video via her “eye cam” that Sonny and Carly have been having sex, and in Michael’s apartment, no less. Later, Franco lets “slip out” that Sonny murdered AJ, and then shows the video confession of Sonny admitting it as Michael is left bewildered and shocked! Franco even implicates Kiki (Kristen Alderson) as t not telling Michael the truth and harboring secrets about all involved. At the end of the episode, Howarth as Franco mimes eating popcorn, as if he now has a front row seat to watch all the drama unfold after dropping his bombshells!
This was Howarth at his delicious best. He maybe even should consider this performance for his Emmy reel, because it was so layered, and fun to watch all at the same time. Who knew watching the good folks of Port Charles squirm as Carly’s secrets came to light would be such a treat?
What did you think of Roger Howarth’s performance on Monday’s GH? Did you like how Franco unleashed his fury at Carly? Were you rooting for Franco in the scenes? Watch Franco’s wedding surprise to Michael and Carly after the jump! Then, share your thoughts below!