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    General Hospital CAST - Franco - Daily Updates Archive

    Full detailed profile on Franco Played by Roger Howarth on General Hospital Daytime Soap Opera.

    Roger Howarth (ABC)

    Birthday: September 13 1968
    Birthplace: Westchester County, New York
    Marital Status: Married to Cari Stahler with two children
    Real Name: Roger Howarth
    Height: 5' 10"

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    My New Mommy.

    Friday, November 01 2013

    Franco compliments the big bad wolf when the woman in costume follows him to his room at the Metro Court. She strikes out with the knife and he falls back to the floor. Heather takes off the wolf mask and Franco screams, "Now I'm scared!" Heather saw Franco try to kiss Carly. Carly doesn't deserve Franco; she's not right for him. Franco's forgiven Carly for trying to kill him and asks why Heather cares. He thinks she wants him all to herself but Heather thinks it's disgusting that he thinks she loves him. She apologizes for hurting his feelings but doesn't think of him that way. He's confused that she'd rather have sex with Luke.

    Trick!

    Thursday, October 31 2013

    Carly the black cat and Josslyn the ear of corn open the door to their first trick-or-treater…Franco dressed up as Andy Warhol. He won't go away and takes a picture of the sexy grumpy kitty. Carly lets him in when he claims he has a treat for her. Inside, Josslyn's tickled that Franco understands she's a 'children of the corn'. Franco knows it's tough to be misunderstood. Carly can't accept Franco's treat of an invitation to his opening since it's not plus one. Franco thought she was kidding but mentions Ava's silent partner doesn't need an invitation. Carly thinks that explains why she saw Ava and Derek together. Franco assures her that the art partners are sleeping together and she wonders why he cares…his girlfriend Diane might not like it. Franco wants Carly to stop it, she's the other woman and every minute she spends with Derek is a minute she should be spending with him. She should stop playing games with him; he knows she feels the same. Franco tries to kiss her but Josslyn calls to Carly who asks him to leave. Outside he tells himself he will wait until tomorrow night to win her heart. As he's leaving, someone in a big bad wolf costume approaches with a butcher knife.

    Not Just Friends.

    Thursday, October 24 2013

    In Franco's room, Diane reminds Franco how he admitted not painting the first striped painting when he tries to take credit for all the striped paintings in his room. Franco didn't paint the first one, but he painted all the other ones. He was inspired by his muse. Diane wants his muse's signature on a contract but Franco thinks she wants to remain anonymous. Diane's not buying it and thinks Franco's lost his mojo. He confides he couldn't paint. Diane's concerned the muse could make trouble and tells him about Stephen King's bestseller, Misery, about an obsessed fan torturing her favorite author. Is this woman not capable of that? Franco lies, claiming he has an oral contract with his muse to sell the art as his own. Diane warns he's perpetrating fraud. It could ruin their contract with Ava. Franco asks Diane to tear it up. Ava will not profit from his show. His talent's gone but Diane wants him to suck it up to pay his debts. He's ready to sign the contract until he sees Derek's signature. Diane wishes him luck finding a genius solution to pay his debts before Carly kicks him out.

    Follow The Money.

    Wednesday, October 23 2013

    At the Metro Court, Derek admits his invitation to breakfast was in hopes of her staying over. He wonders if the real reason she didn't come home with him is because she's hung up on Franco. Carly could care less about Franco. Derek ignores a call from Ava. Carly excuses herself when Carlos arrives and Derek kisses her before she leaves. Alone, Carlos confirms the coffee warehouse job is done but he's confused about hitting a legit business. Derek wants to follow the money. Ava breaks up their meeting and learns Corinthos is down for the count. Morgan arrives and listens outside as Ava jokes that Morgan thinks she's sleeping with her own brother. In his room, Franco's disturbed at the series of striped paintings. Heather startles him. She wants an honest opinion and asks, "Do you like them?" She's busy explaining how much she wants to please him when there's a knock on the door. Carly threatens to come in and he begs Heather to hide. Carly's surprised by all the paintings when she enters. Heather eavesdrops as Carly explains she wants her money and overhears Franco take credit for her work – the masterpieces for his upcoming show. Carly promises to bring Derek and leaves. Franco claims he didn't want to ruin the mystique of his new art by showing it to Carly when Heather storms out upset. He refuses to show Heather, leaving her eager to see his show.

    Back at the Metro Court, Diane has a problem with the fact that Franco didn't paint any of the striped paintings.

    No One Is Careful All The Time.

    Wednesday, October 16 2013

    Carly rushes to Franco's side when Derek knocks him out at the gym. Carly's concerned and wants to know why they are sparring. Franco just had brain surgery and doesn't know anything about boxing. He believes he's more resilient than she thinks but Carly helps him up to take him to the hospital. She shoots Derek a dirty look when he asks if their lunch date is still on. Later, Ava stops by eager to have Derek sign Diane's contract. She brags about all the money they can make off of Franco. Derek's not interested. Someone might find out he's her silent party. He's already established as someone interested in art so she doesn't see that being a problem. Derek thinks it's worth taking the chance, especially to see the look on Franco's face now that they're fighting over Carly. Ava's surprised and annoyed at his interest in Carly. She wants him to be careful.

    At the Metro Court, Franco takes advantage of Carly's attentions. She wants him to go to the hospital. He'd rather kiss her but Carly thinks he should kiss his 'groupie' Diane. Franco doesn't have groupies anymore. He declares he's not sleeping with Diane. She's not convinced. As Franco repeats that there is nothing going on, Diane barges in saying, "Franco, I need you now." Carly doesn't want to hear it and leaves.

    Fighting For Carly.

    Tuesday, October 15 2013

    Franco finds Derek boxing at the gym. Derek's certain his visit is about Carly. Franco advises him not to think about seeing Carly and Derek questions jokingly if Franco plans on killing him if he does. They try to explain away the events of their dinner engagements. Franco's 'date' with Diane was an obvious attempt to make Carly jealous. He denies it, and then asks Derek if it worked. Derek thinks Carly might be interested in him and since she's attractive, he might be interested too. Franco wants to know what Derek's price is. Derek doesn't need his money and Carly doesn't need his protection. Derek offers a wager - they will box to decide who backs off of Carly. Shawn overhears the exchange nearby and watches as they get in the ring before leaving. Franco and Derek bait each other between blows. Later Carly shows up and demands to know what Franco is doing. Derek knocks him out.

    So High School.

    Wednesday, October 09 2013

    At the Metro Court, Franco doesn't think it's a good idea for Derek to have dinner with Carly and tries to convince him that Carly is crazy. She went mad when she found out her son was sleeping with Ava. Derek doesn't know why Franco cares. Franco admits they may have feelings for each other. Derek confesses Carly asked him and he's going. Franco asks if Derek's sure he wants to cross him. Derek's surprised Franco's lawyer got him off for being a new man and leaves for dinner. Franco is yelling after him not to call him 'Mr. Franco' when Diane arrives. She has the contracts for his new show and is eager to see the new work Sebastian is so excited about. Franco spends too much time in his room and invites Diane to dinner. Upstairs, Alexis is interested in knowing more about Lucas' biological father, Julian Jerome, when she finds Carly in the restaurant. Carly doesn't think the family would want it advertised who Lucas' father was and wonders why it's important. Alexis shares her embarrassing story of hooking up with stranger that may have been Julian Jerome. She hopes Carly can convince Lucas to have a DNA test. Carly promises to run it by Bobbie for her, and then steps away to join her date. Alexis stares as Carly greets Derek. They both thank him for helping Danny before Alexis gets called away. Carly thought Alexis seemed weird but is distracted when Diane and Franco enter the restaurant. She watches Franco touch Diane's hand before kissing it gently. Carly responds by hinting that Derek is devastatingly handsome and touches his face. Diane's confused by Franco's actions and he offers to give her a percentage of his next show if she helps him. She tries to figure out what Franco wants but he expectantly stands up and kisses her passionately. Carly has enough and rushes over to break up the kiss. Derek sits alone smirking at the scene as Franco and Diane explain they're a couple. When Carly returns, Derek wants to explain his earlier encounter with Franco but Carly kisses him instead. Diane doesn't think Franco's plan to make Carly jealous is working. Derek knows the show is for Franco's benefit but doesn't mind. He kisses Carly back.

    The Jackal And The Backstabber.

    Tuesday, October 08 2013

    At the Metro Court, Derek answers his door shirtless when Carly knocks. She's looking for Ava. He suggests she start by looking in Ava's room and jokes she probably already barged into her room like she did his. Carly owns the hotel and will go where she pleases. She complains about Ava preying on Morgan. Derek recognizes that Morgan's all grown up. He thinks she's putting too much focus on Morgan in lieu of her own relationship problems. Derek remembers her fight with her 'boyfriend' at the pier. It's obvious to Derek that he's gay. Carly professes she's moved on and invites him to dinner. He suspects she has an ulterior motive after moving from hostile to inviting him to dinner. She's just lonely, so Derek agrees. Meanwhile, Franco argues with Heather's striped painting in his room when he can't replicate her art. He cuts Sebastian's call short to continue working on the striped series for him and yells, "Go away," to the knock on the door. Heather's there in a disguise. She wonders why he wanted an audience with her and offers to make Carly disappear if she's a problem for him. It's her painting. Franco gives it high praise and bemoans the distraction it's become for him. Heather grabs something from her purse and is about to destroy the striped painting when Franco screams out for her to stop. Heather's excited that Franco 'gets it' and agrees to do a series for him provided he stay away from Carly. As Heather prepares to leave, Franco lies about having seen Carly recently but remembers their kiss. Franco shoves Heather behind him when he sees Carly walking by in the hall. She wonders what he's up to but doesn't have the time – she has to get ready for her date with Derek Wells. Franco's silenced by her taunting and watches her walk away. After, Franco catches Derek on his way out to dinner. In the restaurant, Olivia curses Derek Wells for his newest headline 'Corinthos in the Crossfire' before Spinelli and Maxie arrive. She greets them as 'the Jackal and the Backstabber' and jokes they need their own show where they commit crimes on their friends. Maxie thinks their being there is a bad idea and wants to go but Olivia continues to wonder how they could let their friends fall in love with a baby who isn't theirs. Spinelli interjects after Maxie takes blame. He's interested in how to proceed so they can raise the baby. They can't live without their daughter. Olivia knew this was going to happen. She begs them to tread lightly; their new beginning is the end for Dante and Lulu. Maxie receives Lulu's call. They need to meet. Nearby, Olivia shows Carly the newspaper and notes there's a lot of negative news aimed at Sonny. Carly doesn't want to talk about Derek Wells right now. She has a date with him. Alexis arrives hoping Carly can help her.


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