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    GL: What ever happened to Frank's Love life?

    Thursday, February 14 2008


    Happy Valentine's Frank (Soaps.com)
    At first, I thought of doing a Valentine's piece on the Guiding Light love story that might never cease to cast its shadow over the show— Josh and Reva. Then I had a different idea and thought that it would be nice to take a Valentine's Day look back at the disappointing love life of Frank Achilles Cooper. It's not that Frank hasn't gotten around, but that he seems to be bad at getting around. He's been engaged several times and married. Mind you, he almost lost his wife permanently to Alan-Michael and it was, more or less, an arranged marriage, but still... Frank was a good husband. Maybe too good? He's been involved with some very lovely women, from Mindy Lewis to Blake to Darci Mathews to Olivia. All women he likely shouldn't have been involved with, and they knew it. They were too conniving, Frank was too nice. Even when he faked a leg injury to try and win Eleni back, he could barely pull it off. Although he's a kind and thoughtful man, it doesn't change the essential tragicomic nature of his character— he's a cop who can't get a clue.

    Frank is dull, people tell me, which may be true, but he also seems to be a remarkable character. In the soap world, where emotionally volatile men seem to rule the scene and steal the hearts of the ladies, level-headed Frank has been constantly bumbling between women. He's stood out as an almost symbolic representative of single straight men with no luck and sometimes, no idea of what's going on inside other people. Frank's Achilles' heel seems to be that he's never been his own man; he's always been too responsible and played too much of a role to other people, whether it's as a father, a brother, or a cop. He just isn't egocentric enough for a relationship in Springfield. So, to the man who once lost his own girlfriend to his father, happy Valentine's Frank, and better luck to you and the other hapless singles in the world next year!

    Frank faking to have a broken leg to win back Eleni:

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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by lw1947 at Thursday, February 14 2008 09:18 AM

    i love Frank. My kind of guy.

    Posted by jezzuhbel at Thursday, February 14 2008 06:21 PM

    He is one of the most lovable men I have seen on soaps in along time. He needs a womderful hook up.

    Posted by Bonbon413 at Friday, February 15 2008 01:05 PM

    I just started watching GL again since I'm not working....but I have watched the show for a long time. No Frank doesn't have the best track record when it comes to women.....but his track record in his character is better than any other male character (next to Josh!!). I wish there were more real life men like Frank!!

    Posted by jozye at Monday, February 18 2008 11:52 AM

    The character of Frank is so unique because he is handsome and really a true-blue stand up guy, very rare in soapdom! I agree he needs someone in his life as he is really a staple of the GL family. I want to see him have more kids too, not just Marina. They need to find him a good woman who can be a rock for him, not these cheap fluzies who won't stick and don't have his morals. Please bring someone on and give Frank a new Cooper family! On another note, I also love Jeffrey and didn't think I would after Richard, but the writing and actor really make him so different from Jeffrey they deserve an award! While I love Jeffrey and Reva together and Jeffrey's character in general, wouldn't it be so cool if the writers somehow had Jeffrey be the real Richard only brainwashed by the CIA to think he was his body double Jeffrey. So the one that died would have been the real Jeffrey, not Richard as thought. Then Reva and Jeffrey could have their son Jon back and be a family. Boy, that would give Cassie a taste of her own medicine!

    Posted by sassymom75 at Sunday, February 24 2008 06:12 AM

    It is about time that Frank finds the love of his life, it would be really great because no one is expecting it. She needs to be someone that will not be interested in his father. Like a Josh and Reva affair without the drama.
    (Even though I love Josh and Reva)

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