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Here’s the Scoop! 10.01.09

What a way to kick off October! James Franco as the newest PC resident, Sarah Brown leaves GH for B&B and Jonathan Jackson is returning as Lucky Spencer. My head hurts from spinning and my jaw hurts from hitting my desk too much this week. One thing every soap fan knows, anything can happen.

We’ve had plenty of reporting on James Franco but just in case will do a little recap. He’s set to tape for three days, spanned out over a couple weeks but his scenes will air over the course of two months. Reports have him being in a storyline with Jason Morgan (Steve Burton) so one would ASSUME its mob related. Why is he doing this? Franco has been a student of acting, recently reported to be taking some classes at NYU and supposedly wanted to see what the world of soaps are like. It’s a totally different animal than that of the big screen and even primetime TV. Other reports have said he’s researching a role, however, that appears to be incorrect. Why GH? Again, reports have him sharing a manager with Burton so when looking into taking a short stint on a sudser, GH may have been the easy way to go. We can’t discredit the history that GH holds in the soap world. Since Franco reportedly contacted GH, I’m not sure who to give the kudos to but holy hell, GH is on top of the world, for now.

Sarah Brown… B&B? Really? I know it’s a longer deal and she gets to work with Rick Hearst but I’m still trying to wrap my head around this one. Could the RUMBLES be true? Did Sarah see the problems with her character Claudia that the fans see? Problems that IMO are unfixable. The character of Claudia was sadly misdirected from day one. Blame it on the strike, blame it on Guza, regardless of the incredible acting done by Brown, Claudia was in a hole that just got deeper as the days went on.

We dished on Jonathan Jackson’s return as Lucky a little yesterday. The comments had some questions about the length Jackson agreed to stay in PC for. He is relocating his family from Washington State to L.A. when in the past he’s commuted for projects. Now, I know daytime is different but I would hope Greg Vaughan wasn’t let go for only a short return of Jackson. I would imagine he has at least a one year deal with your standard “outs” and cycles that most actors have.

Tons of questions about Max! Derk Cheetwood was back on set yesterday and tweeted that he was very happy with his upcoming story.

SCOOP… for you to chew on. RUMORS of a return have been circulating but is it really linked to Franco? There MAY be another return coming soon. You COULD be hearing Ian Devlin’s name again. It looks like Sam and Jason will be digging into the evil doctor some more. Michael’s memories are starting to haunt him but what is real and what is fiction? Michael better figure it out because someone COULD get hurt if he starts spilling the fiction. Claudia is leaving but will it be in a body bag? Some say yes, while others say she’s being shipped back to Italy. There is a RUMOR that Claudia MIGHT be in that body bag but she MAY not be dead. Helena is causing trouble and Elizabeth is a target. Does Granny have another threat for Nikolas? COULD we be losing more actors? Patrick at karaoke with another woman? His woman is playing detective. Sonny wants Dominic to pull out a hit on a disloyal employee. Olivia wants to spill the beans about Claudia to Jason. Will Jax agree? Michael goes after Kiefer, again.

Weigh In... What story would you like to see for Lucky? How should Claudia exit? Do you want to see Franco as a mobster? A Cassadine? A Quartermaine? Minus Brenda... Who do you want to return?


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daisyclover1938's picture
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No offense Regan, or to any other Liz fan, but the idea of her rapist coming back makes me sick to my stomach. I posted on another thread that I'm so sick of rapists on daytime. Rape is a serious issue and hits too close to home for a lot of women, and frankly GH will not do it justice. Liz being terrorized by her rapist after all these years would be too awful to watch, and I'd like for GH to get away from constantly victimizing their women. Now that's JMO - I'm not saying anyone else should feel that way, so hopefully no one gets pissed at me...

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Me too I am against for to be Liz's rapist ..
That story is done , and it is finished I don't want it again ..
I can't wait what he will be , I am so happy that he will be in Jason's S/I ..
I am for one don't want Jason to be back burn , Why can't we have two big S/I ..
one the Big Cassadine - Spencer war - I am mob fan But I saw old clips of the war and I would like to see new story with that..
and than big Mob S/I with my man Jason ..
And has someone said he maybe not be a mobster he can be someone from Sam's past or someone else ....
there are so many options ....
I love Jason morgan and I love seeing him on my screen .. and I am happy that there will big thing coming ..
and Jason story with someone bad is always good one , like Manny that was amazing how he played with him on the Sam subject , and also Jerry ....

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Thank you for saying "except for Brenda." Thank you.

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No offense taken Daisy... everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I don't want to see more victimization either and the story doesn't always have to go that way. Do I have faith in GH not writing that way? Not really but wonders never cease. I never thought we'd see someone like James Franco on GH either.

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As I said I don't think they will bring that story again ....
especially when there is the all Spencer Casssadine war going and Lucky and Liz will be involve .............
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Wondering if this flurry of news has anything thing to do with ratings following GL's demise. Y&R soared to 3.9, GH lost 40000 viewers and stayed at a 2.0.

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mcmaire: This is absolutely about getting ratings to go up. Seems like soaps are in a death match and GH is pulling out all the stops... Hopefully the Nielsen Households are big Jonathan Jackson and James Franco fans...

Regan: yeah, if GH can get James Franco, anything is possible, lol

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I'm going with the return of Jonathan as Lucky. I too hope Greg wasn't let go for a short return for Jonathan. That would be messed up. I can't deny my excitement over the possibilities of a reunion with Jonathan and Becky. LnL2's magic was never recaptured, and that is why it suffered so. I'm not worried about the writers coming up with a way to fix it, with these two portrayers, they won't have to work very hard. IMO Few couples in daytime really have that spark that ignites the screen. I belive if given the right material LnL2 can be great again b/c in all honesty the Nicholas and Elizabeth thing DOES NOT WORK. It spits on history. Elizabeth and Nicholas doing that to emily and lucky? I get emily is dead and all, but you get my point...I'm thinking emily might just have to come back from the dead, or Rebecca has been emily all along. Don't care. Give me my NEM and my classic LnL2! GH can have their mob, the hospital drama couple in Scrubs. CarJax are so geniunely nice to watch. I like Carly when she's with Jax. GH has a Bonnie and Clyde action couple in JaSam, a funny odd couple in Spixie. I want some real romance! I want my spencers/Webber's/Cassadine's back!

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I am going to guess that it will be something mob related, but it may also bring Jake into the mix, perhaps he finds out jake is Jasons son, and this will ovbiously cause MAJORR isues... just a guess.. but i think it has a chance

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I'd love GH to shake things up by pairing Nikolas with Liz! And Lucky with someone new...perhaps a new character or have someone return...And can I say for the record that the writing for Natalia Livingston's return was not done tastefully. A twin...really? They couldn't concoct something a little more stable. Possibly having Helena behind the ball that supposedly "killed" Emily & have Helena holding her captive or this new Cassadine "Valetin" behind it as revenge on Nikolas for taking his place in the family...that would have been better than this con artist twin bad storyline.
Claudia should be taken out by Donte for tormenting his mother & realizing Michael is his brother. This will leave Olivia in a new awkward situation because Claudia is Johnny (her love's) sister & of course Donte being her son! Olivia & Johnny are good together! And the story of Donte being Sonny's son needs to come out already...none of this crap about dragging things out for a year....a storyline loses its lackluster when writers do that! Sonny will, of course, hover over Olivia even more when he learns she's one of his new babymama's...like her does with Carly & Alexis. I'm not sure if carly will forgive Jax for knowing all this & keeping it quiet for her benefit or will she get past it. You know how she is!!!! Will this be a way for her to go running to Sonny for comfort sex again? Oh...let's not forget Donte being a cop! Too many ppl know that secret too!
Lulu & Donte make an interesting couple! I hope they persue that avenue!
Jason & Sam are right where they need to be & where they belong...with each other! They are good together! I wish they had some type of miracle surgery (like they pull out for everyone else) for Sam & Jason to have a baby! That will bring Liz back into jealousy mode....interesting!
Since Natalia is leaving what is going to happen to Ethan's character? Both he & Lucky need 2 new ladies on the canvas as love interests!
Keifer needs to get caught beating up Kristina...either by Jason or Sonny! Micheal needs a girlfriend to occupy his time. Morgan & Molly are into mischief way too often...where are these bodyguards Sonny pays for?
Someone other than Carly needs to be pregnant...Sam, Maxie, Kristina, what about Olivia by Johnny? Then donte would have to spare him during the bust...another interesting avenue the writers could take! C'mon! Shake this show up...creativity! Where has all of GH's creativity gone? Clearly we can do other things for this wonderful show than focus on mob wars?!!

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i know everyone hated claudia but of course like always sonny and jason never get in trouble for the shit they do right i hope sonny finally goes to jail this time......bring in a new bad ass that will run the shit and to top it off he will find out that its because of his own son hahaha as for the other things i think its bullshit that Ian and claudia died for michaels accident lets not forget that jerry jax was in on it too.....when is this muthafucka gonna die he did something to everyone port charles and jason should have killed him a long time ago hes the very reason why his dad is now dead remember...... bullshit bullshit bullshit lets get it together writers for real