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    Friday, November 08 2013
    Olivia argues with Sonny about his plans, Scott announces he's D.A., and Heather makes a stunning announcement at the opening.

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    Posted by pemi at Friday, November 08 2013 07:33 PM


    I never even gave thought that Scott/Franco could possibly be related to the Jeromes. That would be an interesting turn of events I wouldn't mind seeing.

    Posted by Midas at Friday, November 08 2013 07:35 PM

    GENETICS101---Heather(Franco's mother) and Susan Moore(Jason's mother) were first cousins - which made Jason and Franco some type cousins - therefore Franco was a match to Danny = BALONEY (not the sandwich or one of Heather's whacky paintings).

    I don't know if I can take much more of this fluff. With all the switching of babies, selling of babies, giving away of babies, and fighting over babies, I'm surprised that anyone in Port Charles have their true biological children.

    For this weeks game(puzzle), choose a female from the first column, match her with a male from the second column, and choose their offspring from the third column. THERE ARE NO RIGHT OR WRONG MATCHES BECAUSE THE GH WRITERS CAN CHANGE THEM AT ANY TIME. LOL😳

    Posted by bayoubtr at Friday, November 08 2013 07:46 PM

    Midas-- I KNEW this BS would get you off the bottom of the warm pond! Your game/puzzle is hilarious! Have a great weekend, friend!

    Posted by 4evergh at Friday, November 08 2013 07:55 PM

    midas so glad you came out to play love your comments. have a good weekend bayou you too friend have a good one

    Posted by bayoubtr at Friday, November 08 2013 08:03 PM


    4evergh-- You, hubs & Sam have a great weekend also!

    Posted by 4evergh at Friday, November 08 2013 08:08 PM

    bayou thanks

    Posted by Midas at Friday, November 08 2013 08:28 PM

    Thanks, 4evergh and bayoubtr. You two and everyone have a wonderful weekend.
    Yes, this BS keeps me at the bottom of the pond.

    Posted by Scrimmage at Friday, November 08 2013 08:53 PM

    Cue the music from “Jaws!” (dun-dun dun-dun dun-dun dun-dun) Aaaaaaaannnd there's the jump! It's official.

    General Hospital has finally Jumped The Shark!

    I'm late to the party because my computer literally died. My Compaq desktop committed computer hari-kari rather than let me defile its hard drive with anything connected to this rancid load of revisionist crapiola. Once again TPTB behind this show have taken the opportunity during the November Sweeps to show us just how clueless they really are. There have been some great comments that express my sentiments completely.

    4evergh wrote: “Franco was fixated on Jason for nothing!!! He put Jason and Sam through all that FOR NOTHING. GMAB...”

    Lovesdogs 980 wrote: “Why did they have to make RH Franco in the first place only to totally change the character totally? They could have made him a completely new character that was actually Heather and Scotty's son, but doesn't know his parentage... Trying to stuff this revisionist history down our throats is insulting...”

    Pemi wrote: “I'm not buying it for a minute!!!! ...why is no one bringing up the fact that Franco was an EXACT DNA match for Danny if he's not related??”

    I think those takes on all these shenanigans is spot on, as is all the commentary by several posters about how ludicrous it is to try to change Frodd's background story and family history (AGAIN!), at this late date. Let me make a few points and observations that haven't already come up.

    First of all, let's not overthink this. There is NO WAY that TPTB had this switcheroo in Frodd's paternity in mind from the beginning. That's giving them WAY too much credit. I doubt if this idea goes back any further then when Scotty returned to the show, if not even more recently. Make no mistake, this is not some “master plan” on the parts of Executive Producer Frank Valentini and Head Writer Ron Carlivati, this is INSANITY! They invested an enormous amount of time, effort, and trouble into establishing Franco as a Quartermaine, and now they just trashed all that and started over from scratch in one fell swoop. It's absolutely breathtaking in its incompetence.

    After Scotty and Laura were married for just a few minutes longer than Moron and Kinky, and when Laura left, Scotty needed something to do. Somebody must've decided that it would be a good idea to have Scotty back as DA, despite his criminal record.

    It was probably that same somebody who also decided that with AJ in jail for the time being, and Tracy off saving Luke, that Frodd has nothing to do as a Q, and watching him pine away for Carly is boring. Both Scotty and Frodd needed somebody to play off of besides their leading ladies, so they decided to kill two birds with one stone and reshuffle the DNA deck one more time. I can practically hear that conversation now...

    Idiot In Charge: “Hey, here's an idea. Let's bring back Heather, who had a fling with Scotty back in the day, and make Frodd their kid. We can just say Heather lied about the whole Jason twin thing.”

    Chief Butt Kisser: “That's BRILLIANT boss! And if anyone remembers that he was a near perfect match for Danny, we can just say that he and Danny are like fourth cousins or something, so it's not COMPLETELY impossible.”

    IIC: “I like the way you think son. I believe we've just figured out what to do the first week of November Sweeps, but it's only six weeks away, so we'd better get busy. That history isn't going to rewrite itself!”

    When the big reveal was announced, I turned off the show and did something else for awhile. I came THIS close to saying “That's it! No more,” but I'm going to stick it out a while longer. I figure it can't possibly get much worse, can it? These guys have turned General Hospital into a joke, and a bad one at that.

    Posted by bayoubtr at Friday, November 08 2013 09:12 PM

    Scrimmage-- Glad to know the boom I heard wasn't your head exploding. But I do believe the horrid joke is on us, as you say.

    Posted by Scrimmage at Friday, November 08 2013 09:31 PM

    WARNING: Long rant ahead!

    Let's do a quick review. They practically FORCED the very talented Roger Howarth down our throats as the “new” Franco (hence the “he's not who you think” promo), even though fans of both RH and James Franco had serious objections to seeing THIS actor in THAT role, and to this day many viewers still cannot look at RH and not see Todd Manning, or accept him as a serial killing psychopathic artist. In spite of that, they pressed on, dealing with the objections to Franco's heinous past first with revisionist history surrounding the most personal of his crimes, Michael and Sam's rapes. The explanation given for Franco's sudden wish to set the record straight (after poisoning his family's relish for no particular reason), was that Jason's sudden death “lifted a fog” from his brain, and now Frodd sincerely regretted what he had done to Jason and his family and friends.

    Later, as punishment, he was beaten within an inch of his life, and he was told that Kinky was his daughter. You can decide which was worse, but the beating revealed the Tumor of Evil Artistic Genius, and was responsible for every dark thought and deed Franco ever committed, including kidnapping Aiden to give to his mom, sleeping with Maxie, trying to blow up Sam, killing a bunch of extras, and inflicting that cross dressing monstrosity of a so-called singer on us with that Route 66 business. Once the tumor was removed Frodd was now a completely different man, except for the fact that he was still Jason's unlikely secret twin brother, a fact that was only revealed AFTER James Franco was no longer around.

    It was never even hinted that Franco was a Q before, but after he was dead, we were led to believe that he WAS, by Heather, who made the claim as an explanation for some baby pictures Franco somehow sent Jason after we thought Jason had killed him. Later we learned he was alive, and had a daughter named Kinky too.

    Suddenly there were Q's popping up all over the place, which caused a big fight over who would get control of ELQ now that there were so many new heirs. There was little room for doubt that Frodd and Jason were closely related since he was an almost perfect match for Danny, as one would expect the twin brother of Danny's father to be. Unfortunately he was unable to be the donor for other reasons, but at least his intentions were good. Up to that point, it was obvious that the character of Franco was brought back to be scrubbed clean and redeemed so that RH could essentially take Jason's place, both among the Q's, and as the leading man on the show. After his surgery, the biggest obstacles standing in the way of Frodd's acceptability were behind him, and everything finally seemed on track at last.

    But WAIT! The paper said “Kinky Not A Q!” AJ lost ELQ thanks to Ava voting Frodd's proxy for Team Tracy, and then Bang! Goodbye Connie. (As it turns out, I think she may end up being the biggest winner in this mess after all.) AJ went to jail, and Kinky and Michael were free to make out without feeling all incesty about it. No surprise there, since we all knew from the start that those two would end up together, but then something must've happened behind the scenes, because at that moment, for some unfathomable reason, TPTB decided to go in yet another completely different direction with RH, while still trying to prop him up as GH's leading man, something they have failed to do since the day Todd Manning came to Port Charles.

    It all raises several questions, none of which I give a rat's ass about. For instance...

    Now that Frodd is no longer a Q, and therefore Ava's vote on his behalf is invalid, does that mean AJ can now reclaim ELQ? That is, if he ever gets out of jail, of course.

    Will Scotty take Frodd camping, and out to ballgames, and will he tell him stories about how Lulu murdered his real brother, Logan?

    Will Frodd change his name to Scotty Baldwin Junior, or just go by “Baldo?”

    Will Sonny be able to repair Mike's clock, after he smashed it into several pieces on that bug, which is probably still working a lot better than that clock?

    Speaking of that bug, why didn't THIS happen?

    Scotty (to Lazaro): “I've got a very incriminating recording of you and Sonny.”

    Lazaro: “Oh yeah? Let's hear it!” (Scotty hits play)

    Recording: “Tick-tock tick-tock tick-tock tick-tock tick-tock...”

    Lazaro: “Baldwin, you're an IDIOT!”

    Scotty: “@#>~%^*#!!! Moron!”

    Awww, crap, man. I am SO disappointed. I really used to LOVE this show.

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