As for Heather, this whole thing was not thought through. I know that RC in his recent interview was talking about folks looking for holes instead of just accepting it. Looking? Um, with this story it's like saying you're looking for holes when you open a package of Swiss Cheese.
To the bolded above: he said that? Who as a soap opera (not just one or two character or actor faves) fan would just "accept it"? WE are the ones that watch the shows, pay attention, KNOW the history, SAW the history, know these characters in and out and we are just suppose to "accept it" that he is changing 30 years of history because he wants ONE actor on the show?
I don't think RC knows soap fans at all. He doesn't care about soap fans, he cares about one actor and those that give him a job, US, are mere mortals to him. He must have studied under Frons for soaps 101. He doesn't see that Frodd DOESN'T WORK no matter who the actor is or how many different backgrounds he is given.
Why bother having the point of the REAL Franco go after Jason? Why bother with the "hereditary" tumor? Why bother with him being a perfect match for Danny? We "accepted" all of that so now you want us to just disregard all we have "accepted" and"accept" yet something new? This guy's a hack!
I will not eat the mushroom soup!
From the recent Ron interview with Michael Fairman at TV Guide:
"TV Guide Magazine: Friday's episode (Nov. 8) had a whopper shock — Heather and Scott are Franco's parents! Uh, what are you smoking? Franco already has parents!
Carlivati: That idea was kind of floating from the first minute we ever put Roger Howarth [Franco] and Robin Mattson [Heather] together. As actors, they have such great chemistry and, as we know, their characters were tied to each other from the beginning, what with Heather being present at Franco's birth. Changing his parentage really solved a problem for us. We brought Roger back onto the show and he had great ties to GH history — Alan Quartermaine is Franco's father, Susan Moore is his mother and Jason Morgan is his twin brother — but they're all dead! So, after the dust settled, Franco had no real ties. We needed a richer, deeper well to draw from. This will tie Franco to two great legacy characters still with us today and now Scott's the D.A. with a son who's a reformed serial killer. It means Steven Lars is Franco's brother, so who knows what we're going to do with that some day? This also helps explain Heather's obsession with Franco. She's not just a psychopath. This takes her to another level. We found a moment in GH history where she and Scott could have conceived this child, so it all adds up. [Laughs] If you want it to, that is, and you're not one of those people who's looking to poke a hole in this. Because you know they're out there!"
So, basically, yes. He feels that even if it doesn't add up, fans should just suck it up and deal instead of finding fault with faulty or non-existant logic.