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166 May 18th, 2013 Roger Howarth’s Return To General Hospital! What Was Your Reaction? Who Is He Playing?

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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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  1. Peggy says:

    I hate it! I want Todd!

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    David Fountain replied

    Yeah I know

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    Joe replied

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

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    Ces replied

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

    Linda replied

    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.

    Tamara replied

    I am guessing HE is playing Franko

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    Lisa replied

    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.

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    Lisa replied

    I feel the same way you do….

    Cowboy replied

    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

    slysilvercat replied

    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

    Lisa replied

    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.

    Jo-Ann Benware replied

    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.

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    Jo-Ann Benware replied

    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.

    Doreen replied

    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!

    Karol replied

    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.

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  2. tasneem says:

    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.

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    Elhu replied

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

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    jimh replied

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

    Elhu replied

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

    Sheri replied

    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.

    Jackie replied

    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.

    Mindy replied

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

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    maudie replied

    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

    Patty replied

    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.

    Kahuna replied

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

    Mindy replied

    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

    Jayson replied

    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.

    GH Crazy replied

    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.

    Mindy replied

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

    TATA replied

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

    mindy replied

    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.

    Cowboy replied

    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!!!

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  3. Peggy says:

    Hate the Spew!

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    susan M. replied

    Don’t like it either!

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  4. Lin says:

    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.

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    Joe replied

    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!!!

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    Lin replied

    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.

    Cowboy replied

    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

    KateK replied

    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.

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    Joe replied

    I liked her better as a con. lol

    ethel replied

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

  5. Mary Moore Fergen says:

    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!

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    su0000 replied

    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 ..

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    Joe replied

    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?

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    Gillian replied

    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.

    Mary SF replied

    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.

    Cowboy replied

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

    Cammi317 replied

    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.

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    Cowboy replied

    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!!!

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    tdot replied

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

  6. mmc says:

    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….

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    Violet replied

    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.

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  7. margie dalton says:

    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.

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  8. margie dalton says:

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

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  9. su0000 says:

    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 !!!!

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    jimh replied

    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!

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    Ces replied

    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.

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    Bellawyo replied

    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

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  10. KateK says:

    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.

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    Ces replied

    Ditto!

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  11. paula says:

    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!

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  12. Anita says:

    No comment. Not happy.

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  13. Nancy says:

    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.

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    Christy replied

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

    noooooooooo! I’ve been watching over 50 yrs, I’m not done yet! :-)

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    susan M. replied

    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)!

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    Jen replied

    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.

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  14. Sandals30 says:

    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.

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    Sandals30 replied

    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.

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  15. Lois says:

    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.

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  16. Jenn says:

    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.

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  17. heidi says:

    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.

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    heidi replied

    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?

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    kathy replied

    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?

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  18. BTripp says:

    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.

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  19. Kim says:

    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 !

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    Christy replied

    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.

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    Ces replied

    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! :)

  20. SZima says:

    Yawn! :(

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  21. Tom D. says:

    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.

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    jimh replied

    The Todd reference is just an inside joke…lol

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  22. JM says:

    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.

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    Christy replied

    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! :-D

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  23. LinksMonkey says:

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

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    jimh replied

    Good possibility

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    kathy replied

    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???

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  24. toscanti says:

    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.

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  25. Lynn DeRosa says:

    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.

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  26. lisa says:

    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.

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  27. Cindy Brown says:

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

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  28. Christy says:

    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”.

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    nessmes50 replied

    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…

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    Patrick replied

    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.

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    Patrick replied

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

  29. Rodd says:

    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!

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  30. CTwildheart says:

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

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    matthew replied

    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.

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  31. Ihatethechew says:

    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.

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  32. Wil says:

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

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  33. Mia says:

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

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  34. Rita B says:

    Love RH glad he’s back

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  35. Stephen says:

    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.

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  36. Jeff says:

    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!!

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  37. KM says:

    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.

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    Abe replied

    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.

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  38. mike says:

    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.

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  39. Miriam says:

    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.

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    Jake R. replied

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

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  40. Alex says:

    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.

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  41. Mindy says:

    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.

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  42. Connie says:

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

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    Abe replied

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

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  43. Chris says:

    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.

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  44. Karen says:

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

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  45. Joyce Hilderbrand says:

    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.

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    kathy replied

    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

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  46. Jeffrey says:

    What do you think of Laura’s mother?

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    Leilani replied

    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.

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  47. fireluv says:

    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

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  48. Gillian says:

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

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  49. JT says:

    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.

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  50. Cathy Philipps says:

    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!!!

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    Gillian replied

    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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  51. Rose says:

    I have about a dozen possibilities rolling in my head about who Roger’s new character is. And the slow draw out is killing me. I want to know!!!! But credit to the writers. These scenes are so vague and at the same time so pointed with the jokes that it could still be Todd that I’m laughing my a## off every day watching. Love this show lately. And just a shout out to Jane Elliot for today. She was amazing!

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  52. Dee Akram says:

    I believe Roger Howarth’s charcarater is the new Franco

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  53. Nicole says:

    I was thinking that RH could be Jerry, I mean he does have blonde hair with routes…
    But more likely he’s Franco… though I do think James Franco needs to play Franco

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    Jake R. replied

    People love Sebastian Roche too much for them to write RH as JJ.

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  54. JJ says:

    Even thought I said I wouldn’t tune in…I did anyway. AND it was a disaster!!! Glad I saw for myself though. Now I know that I”m not missing a thing! Please keep OLTL on!!! I can’t go back to GH!

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  55. Gadgetqueen says:

    I think it’s soooo ridiculous that he comes back as anyone else but Todd also why is Star back as someone else…boringgggg. And John as someone else…I guess after 45 years of watching G H…I’m starting to get bored!

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  56. Jessie says:

    I am LOVING all the OLTL characters being back on the show!!! The writers are doing a GREAT job with their new roles. RH is the “REAL Franco” I think/certain, the “other” Franco was some crazy imposter who was obssesed with this Franco and impersonated him, that way it can give RH a chance to not have to on the lamb from the law. LOVING the storyline if it turns out this way!!

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  57. nicole says:

    love rh as todd manning….but franco is hard shoes to fill. james franco had that smirk and gorgeous but devious face and crown jeweled that part, not really filling it if aka todd is franco

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  58. Leilani says:

    Roger better NOT be the new Franco! They really need to stop messing up the only soap I’ve watched for over 30+ years! These actors aren’t even worth all this damn trouble. Goodness give me back MY GH I had before the headache of the OLTL cast (outs) entered for no good reason whatsoever! I want my GH back!!!

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  59. chrisg says:

    I really don’t like the new character it would of been in there best interest to keep them as todd,star, and john
    i dont like the new characters at all not

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  60. ghmomanddaughter says:

    I like the new characters but I have a feeling that Roger is either Franco or maybe a new Jerry Jacks because he seems just a bit too calmly sadistical for Franco and what he is doing seems more like what Jerry would do.

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  61. susie says:

    At some point wasn’t Todd held captive by Nicholas father? The one that kidnapped Lulu. If so he could be a clone. It doesn’t really matter who they are, when OLTL gets cancelled online (they reduced episodes to 2 per week) someone is going to wake from a dream and life in PC is back to normal.

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  62. seashell says:

    I think RH is playing Jerry Jacks bc why else would he invite all tose people to the Haunted Star?

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  63. Anthony says:

    I got hooked back to General after 20 years with Y&R . Now the writers are just playing the fans for stupid . Should have stayed with Y&R

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    leilani replied

    agreed. the writers really think the viewers are dumb. not their writing at all. clearly us. give us back the gh writers, and not the oltl writers. they obviously don’t know how to write for gh.

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  64. Di says:

    I hope that it is Jason

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  65. todd is todd says:

    Todd is todd and one life to live would do slot better to be back on tv.

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  66. noel says:

    I really think the relish war story was and is so stupid really you cant think of anything else,
    I think Roger howarths new role is Franco or someone we thought was gone he is fixated on jason and sam i wish jason or someone else would reprise the role there is so much more story there and i hope A.J. and Elizabeth really become a great on air couple i think they are awesome together they have played the Nicholas elizabeth story to death let it rest

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  67. jimh says:

    Jerry Jacks…maybe? but id rather he be Franco!

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  68. Dave says:

    He is either Franco or another unknown Quartermain id bet on him being Franco cause his fixation with Jasons picture is eerie ala Franco.

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  69. GH FaN says:

    The new roles for KA, ME and RE just suck. There is no way for it to be believable at this point.

    Don’t ruin GH!!!!!!!!!!!

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  70. Chlortrimatine Green says:

    Laura’s mother Leslie is GH royalty…don’t understand why she’s being bashed. The Silas Clay character is just too stupid….I am tired of Michael Easton’s dry/deadpan/porn voice/emotionless delivery. Kelly Monaco deserves a better on-screen partner. Don’t like Kiki and didn’t really care for Starr. So tired of the Relish Wars…they need to put that to bed. I would also like some resolution to the “Robin” storyline. Don’t like Britt or the actress playing her…she’s not even a fun villain. I want AJ & Elizabeth together

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  71. Justin Hysell says:

    i think he is jerry jacks who else would do what he is doing i think roger is a awesome actor and who else could pull it off but rh give it a chance ron and frank know their stuff

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  72. Marie says:

    I think RH is Franco. I love how they are holding out and not telling us! I’m sure he’ll do a wonderful job with whatever character he is playing, but I’m sad to see Todd disappear. I loved the comedy that he brought to the screen.

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    ILL I.T. replied

    Watch OLTL on Hulu – Todd’s there now – How can RH be on both shows? No clue.

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  73. Susan says:

    He is Jason Q before the accident! He no longer remembers his life as Jason Morgan and is bent on revenge against Sonny who took him when he was brain dead and made him a killer!

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    Susan replied

    Very layered character! Perfect for Roger!

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    Amy replied

    If he didn’t remember being Jason Morgan, how would he remember Sonny making him a killer? That’s dumb.

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    Amy replied

    Plus, he sure knew who Sam was and how to get to her house. And what would Jason the Quartermaine be doing visiting Heather? And talking about the letter to Steven Lars no less? And why sabotage the condiments?

    kathy replied

    That’s a good one. Didn’t think of thAt

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  74. Amy says:

    Cowboy, they do NOT have to be brand new characters. They just have to NOT be OLTL characters. They can play previous characters from General Hospital. “Kiki” is Lauren Frank. She is a character that existed long before the choice to cast Kristen. She was first mentioned in 2009, even though she wasn’t in any scenes.

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  75. Hat Maguire says:

    I love the Todd Manning character so hope that the acting will be just as good with his new character. Please please please develop some depth and keep him around. As for The Chew? I hate that show! I still want to spit when I think about taking off my beloved All My Children and One Life to Live for the stupid shows that have replaced them.

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  76. Mary says:

    Send all 3 OLTL characters back to OLTL. This story line is too lame.

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  77. Kathryn says:

    I don’t think he will be playing Jason or Alexander Quartermaine I believe he has come back as Franco

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  78. robin says:

    I think Kiki’s mom is pulling a con. Kiki is not Lauren/Loren. That would leave the door open for Kiki and Michael to have a relationship.

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  79. kathy says:

    It’s driving me crazy. Pretty sure it’s not Jason. Could be franco with a diffefent face. OR maybe they were triplets. Still doesn’t explain why people know him. I’ll have to stay tuned like i’ve been doing my whole life (50 yrs)

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  80. JAGUSMC says:

    I gotta admit, I’m getting a little tired of the long dragged out storylines. It like someone is trying to make a point but is constnatly studdering so mch that you lose interest. The Lulu memory thing is booooring. I’m trying to like the new Lulu but it’s very hard. She is a blank slate and that either works for or against you…. right now I’m not a fan but that could change.

    Would be interesting to see RH play Franco… another fun fact is he would again be the father of Kristen Alderson who is the girl who played Star. She is now playing Franco’s daughter… though I’m not too fond of her playing that character. I really liked her as Star and like her and Michael together…. now she is dating Michael’s brother Morgan… who I have nothing against but…. DUDE, put some damn clothes on! Yes I understand the majority of viewers are woman and there are plenty of gay men who watch as well but there is also a large amount of military guys that watch. some of us grew up watching our mom’s watch these shows and when you are overseas… being able to watch GH, its like still being at home with friends and family and you can forget the distance between… but we don’t all need to see Morgan running around naked or half naked to force feed some type of sex symbol status. we get it… your not a kid anymore. It’s like the writers want to force feed everyone the fact that Morgan is a young adult male having sex. He looks older than Michael at times… though he def is a good pic to be Sonny/Carly’s kid. I hated the older Kristine. That girl could NOT act to save her life. It was painful to watch her deliver her lines. The girl who played the younger Kristina was much better!

    The guy playing Morgan has middle eastern script under his arm that they tried to cover up… and didn’t do a good job of it…. so either he is prior military or middle eastern himself… they should let him have some tats for christ sake… the kid was away at a private school and his family are worldy jetsetters. Jax helped raise him so it’s concieveable that he would get a tat with middle eastern script.

    I’m sorry but standing around in just a towel while your girlfriends MILF mother is standing in your brothers living room trying to talk to her daughter….. that was just disrespectful… and why get shocked/embarassed and trying to cover yourself with your hands when you walk out of the bedroom only to then stand in the living room casually in nothing but a towel like it’s no big deal while talking to your g/f’s mother. Unrealistic. Michael should pop his brother upside the head a bit… my little brother would not be coming to my place and having sex with his gf in my bed or on my couch… no F^$#%^ way would that happen and I can’t beleive Michael is letting it slide.

    Luke and Tracy having that talk was just silly. Luke has always been a consumate but admirable scoundrel and Tracy has always been a bitch…. now after 2 kids and how many marriages…. she wants true love after all these years and Luke wants someone to grow old with? Really? Laura was the love of your life and that fizzled… now Tracy is your partner in crime? Really? Come on now… opposites attract occasionally but they arent stupid.

    I like the Rafe/Molly thing.

    I was disgusted with the Felix and lab tech strip fest… it actually made me uncomfortable to watch… Felix is believeable as a gay guy if he isn’t in real life (but i doubt it) but the other guy… well it was PAINFUL to watch and very umcomfortable.

    I love Elle. She’s a hot redhead with brains whose finally being tempted to make a mistake and keep the baby a secret. When will Maxie grow up and learn? She better hope Dante doesn’t put a bullet in her after all this is said and done.

    Anna and Duke… yawn atm but has potential… thhe whole I cant love you because you remind me of Fazian was stupid and unbelieveable. This guy was your first love. Nothing and no one could change that.

    I love Sabrina. Finally everyone can see how hot the girl really is. She is by far my fav character out of the main cast members… but don’t bring Robin back too soon.

    I say Brit actually took one of Dante and Lulu’s eggs and is passing it off as Patricks… so in the end, Dante and Lulu will actually have their baby.

    I’m not going to stop the DVR just because of a few bad & drawn out storylines… cause these things happen and writers sometimes fall short… you can only spin a story so many ways… but someone please…. get to the point with some of these storylines.

    Finally…. I love Carly/Wright and want her to have my children. She can do no wrong as far as I’m concerned. but THEY SHOULD NOT have Carly and Franco hook up… because Carly could never betray Jason like that and if the writers did that, they would be betraying her character to the core.

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  81. ILL I.T. says:

    Revealed today…Franco. In my opinion, RH as Franco is not really believable…yet. I’ll give it some time. He really is a good actor!

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  82. sharon says:

    Are you kidding?? First the girl who was Michael’s true love just disappears and then turns up as Morgan’s girlfriend. Then her former father turns up as Franco? what is wrong with these writers? This may be the straw that broke the camel’s back!
    HATE IT

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  83. sharon says:

    BTW I really don’t like the new Lulu either. She seems flat and lifeless,

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  84. Drew says:

    I haven’t always been a soaps fan because Im a man and I always thought they were stupid and geared more towards females. Any how about 4 or 5 years ago I started to watch soaps and actualey started to like them and GH has been my favorite soap since I first started watching them. I agree though with what most people are saying and that is I don’t know what in the hell the writers and producers and the directors are thinking as far as getting rid of beloved characters and bringing some new characters to the show that couldn’t act there way out of a brown paper lunch bag and these ridicolous ass story lines they been doing for a while now. I mean they get rid of one of my favorite characters on GH to start with Steve Burton’s character Jason Morgan. Then they decided before that to get rid of Johnthan Jackson’s character Luckey Spencer and then after the character of Jason a little bit further down the line they decided to get rid of Kimberley Maclough’s character Robin Scropio Drake and then Scott Reaves chracter of Dr. Steve Weber and the character of Johney Zachra more or less and now they have a new actress playing Julie Marie Burman’s charcter of Lulu Spencer Falconeri I mean WTF. Im telling you if they keep this up they are going to loose there entire fan base for the show. I mean that ridiclous ass story line about Stephen Clay the Vampire/serial killer and this stupid ass shit about the relish War between the characters of Tracy and A.J. Quatermaine and bringing three OLTL characters to the show to strat with and then having them return as different characters and that Faison and Duke Lavery story line I mean these writers, producers, and directors need to stay off the crack pipe. I mean there turning everyone’s favorite soap GH into a farce instead of the show we all know and love and if they keep up this crazy shit there going to loose me as a loyal viewer. Lastley the woman playing the character of Lulu and the girl that was playing the chracter of Kristina Crorinthos and the guy that was playing the character of Joe Sckuley Jr. III aka Trey Mitchell I mean are the writers, producers, and directors fucking kidding me about hiring these folks that shouldn’t even be acting in a High School Musical let alone be acting on GH I mean come on now. Oh one more thing Julie Marie Berman is Lulu Spencer Falconeri not this new girl get her off the show please and bring Julie back!!!!

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  85. BILL says:

    GH not the same without Steve Burton. If GH cannot use Todd and John and Star characters now, why did they use them in the first place. The show obviously has no legal, medical or law enforcement technical advisors. Anybody can visit anyone in PC jail cell unsupervised. PC is an upstate NY town with docks, where people go when they want killed. Hospital lab can be used for days to analyze relish ingredients. Lab reports are routinely falsified.
    I expect to see GH on Comedy Central Channel somewhere between South Park and Tosh.0
    GH=BS

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  86. Bunny Heymach says:

    I like Roger Howarth no matter how he looks…he’s got it! He’s it! I do like him better with the brown hair though. But come on whoever said we need better looking people on GH…Roger is one handsome hunk! I do like him better as Todd Manning though than Franco. Did they dye his hair? Couldn’t have cause I think he’s still brown hair online OLTL, isn’t he doing both now? I only watch GH.

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  87. Stacy Bezner says:

    RH is an amazing actor. He can be Franco, but he cannot be Jason. It is temporary. We need to let the story play out.

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