HomeTVGeneral HospitalThe Final Showdown on GH Luke Kerr January 4, 2010 36 Comments James Franco’s stint on General Hospital is nearing its end, which means the final showdown between Jason (Steve Burton) and Franco is upon us. Poor Lulu (Julie Marie Berman), she never catches a break does she? Watch the promo after the jump! 36 Responses Outspoken January 4, 2010 Thank the SoapGods!!!! FINally the end of this crap storyline! Log in to Reply FaisonFanInTexas January 4, 2010 Awww, no! Franco’s creepy, but he’s EVER so pretty to look at! Log in to Reply Beth January 4, 2010 For me, the only way this idiotic storyline can be saved is to have Franco kill Sam, Carly, Lulu, and Jason and be done with it. Yeah, I know… Log in to Reply GossipGirl January 4, 2010 Although Franco is great to look at, I am beyond ready for this storyline to end! Log in to Reply Ravennite613 January 4, 2010 Hallelujah!!! There is finally a light at the end of this boring tunnel. I am ok if Franco doesn’t hurt LuLu as she is better with Dante, I’ve always loved Carly but right now I would take Sam being an amnesiac who runs from Jason instead of towards him. I’m on the fence with Jason, I mean what would Guza do if Jason wasn’t on TV every episode. (note: sarcasm dripping with disdain) Log in to Reply Mardou January 4, 2010 Is it wrong that this made me laugh out loud? It’s just so…utterly GH. In all of the worst ways. I’m so happy this storyline is almost over. Dear James Franco, I heart you on the big screen. Not your fault Guza saddled you with this garbage storyline. Smooches, Mardou Log in to Reply GH LOVER January 4, 2010 Yes now JaSam will move forward ….. and be stronger than ever … And I wished he would have taken Liz and get over with the Nightmare that is Liz and Nick Log in to Reply daisyclover1938 January 4, 2010 Again, I’ve got to give a shoutout to the GH promo people – they are fabulous at their job!! The story didn’t meet my expectations, but there were some (intentionally) amusing moments. Leave it to Guza to tell a homoerotic Fatal Attraction story, lol!! Anyway, I look forward to the climax. Log in to Reply troymcclure January 4, 2010 The problem with the Franco storyline was that there was very little Franco. The showed him for 10 seconds in one episode here and there and the rest of the storyline was other characters talking about him. I thoroughly enjoyed the eps where he was actually featured but it has become so apparent that TPTB, to milk JF, they showcase him 10 seconds an episode. Seriously,what was the point in seeing him dressed up on new years eating by himself but we didn’t see him actually kidnap Sam? WTF? Anyways, love James Franco (and Franco) but I’m ready for the storyline to be over as well (although I will miss the pretty he brings to the show) Log in to Reply Nathang1983 January 4, 2010 This storyline is exactly why I stopped watching the show. The mob scene is so engrained into this show it’s ridiculous. I like explosions as much as the next guy, but they’ve done waaaaaay to many storylines like it. How many explosions and/or huge hostage situations does this make? Guza must do one at least once a year. Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin January 4, 2010 TroyM ICAM with your post. Good observation. Daisy I agree the promo is often better than the actual story. Ravennite just remember during Top Chef Season 3 Brian won the quick fire challenge by making a tasty dish out of a fried egg, onion straws and…wait for it…..SPAM. The judges found the Spam to be quite yummy. Log in to Reply Cyberologist January 4, 2010 Excellent actor in lousy storyline sorry that they came up with another Save-The-Day unbelievable, unrealisltic storyline… I think Jason has saved everyone in town at least three times over enough already… These save-the-day…save me save you are more of these sad Jason adventures… its old its boring..there is so much that could have been written for this actor. I still enjoyed his performance Log in to Reply siomonstuart2003 January 4, 2010 Franco just need to kiss Jason already Log in to Reply daisyclover1938 January 4, 2010 siomonstuart2003: but then Sonny would get jealous, lol Log in to Reply BigDede January 4, 2010 Does this mean TIIC will finally see that Jason can’t carry a storyline. This whole storylines was purely Jason’s and it bombed very fast. Also no one wants to see Guza’s homoerotic fantasies about Jason played out onscreen. Now bring on more Niz and the reveal!! Log in to Reply samanthadelayed January 4, 2010 I am sorry, having JF might have been a casting coup, but it has turned into a HUGE snorefest. I haven’t watched GH since before Christmas. Log in to Reply troymcclure January 4, 2010 todays’ episode is a perfect example of what I was saying. (James) Franco was actually featured and the storyline moved along and he had some great oneliners. I think someone has to do a compilation of Franco’s oneliners and put it on youtube because they are darn funny!LOL Log in to Reply GH LOVER January 4, 2010 I Think Franco Story is Amazing ….. And Jason can carry a story that is good and amazing , the problem with This Franco thing is that he is not that much, we see more talk on Franco than Franco himself ….. Today episode was really good Franco had amazing lines .. if they will put all the episodes he was and showed it day after day without all the Franco talks I think it would have been better And I don’t know if Niz thing can really improve the Ratings Niz was on the same as Franco if not more …. Niz is also Boring and seeing Lucky crying and yelling at his brother and not the really guilty will be BORING Log in to Reply jlj0117 January 4, 2010 i think the problem with this story line for most of us, is we already know what the end result is going to be. kind of hard to enjoy a story that is supposed to be based on suspense, when there is none. Log in to Reply daisyclover1938 January 4, 2010 jlj0117, exactly. And that’s a major problem with all the revolving door villians and their stories. We know exactly how it’s going to end and as you said, it takes away the suspense. I mean, not only do we know that Jason and Sonny will beat them, but we know they (the villians) aren’t even going to be on the show that long. So how invested can I get in the stories? Log in to Reply Beth January 4, 2010 [quote]kind of hard to enjoy a story that is supposed to be based on suspense, when there is none.[/quote] I agree. Why couldn’t they have made him a long-lost Quartermaine or Cassadine? Or a doctor? Maybe he wanted to be a part of the mob thing, I don’t know, but as soon as I read he would be involved with Jason, I instantly became uninterested. I realize they didn’t have a great deal of time to put together something for him, but did it have to be just another excuse for Guza write out another one of his Jason wet dreams? And did it once again have to revolve around murder and end with yet another tedious kidnapping and another "Jason Saves The Day!" moment? GH, you had James Franco, and you blew it on a completely uninteresting and stale story. Congratulations. Log in to Reply curacaoman January 5, 2010 What would be awesome is if Jason get bumped on the head in the explosion and wakes up as Jason Quartermaine again! Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin January 5, 2010 I believe he did want to play a very dark character Log in to Reply Jenny January 5, 2010 Finally! The end is near. Log in to Reply GHvetfan January 5, 2010 I am so glad that this is finally over. I wonder if James Franso is happy with the experience and the result. Today I wondered if Guza watched OLTL while Jessica had Natlie locked in a room and if Kelly Monaco had to be careful not to knock that plexiglass over. Log in to Reply jlj0117 January 5, 2010 one thing i am looking foward to, is Dante saving LuLu. How cute is that gonna be?! Log in to Reply daisyclover1938 January 5, 2010 Yeah, the Franco thing was difficult. Having him for such a short amount of time (since he bulk taped) really limited what they could have done with him. They didn’t have to put him in a mob story, but that said, let’s say they made him a Cassadine. It would have been a similar set up. He would be a bad guy, he would have limited scenes/dialogue, some women would be in danger, and he’d be in and out in no time. The problem imo was they had to create an entire story around someone who was only going to be taping for a few days (can’t remember what the exact amount of time is). That’s an uphill battle. But the good news is that the Cassadine story will happen now and it won’t be rushed, which it would have been if it had centered around Franco. The only real regret I have with this is that they rushed Claudia’s story in order to be able to start the Franco story. IMO, that was a big mistake. Log in to Reply jlj0117 January 5, 2010 I mean, not only do we know that Jason and Sonny will beat them, but we know they (the villians) aren’t even going to be on the show that long. yeah. the last real villian i liked was Jerry Jax. he was vicious, and it ROCKED. Log in to Reply daisyclover1938 January 5, 2010 jlj0117: Yeah, Sebastian Roche was FAB!!! And I Loved to Hate Jerry. They need to figure out a way to keep someone like Jerry on the show, continuing to cause trouble while at the same time being a viable character in his own right (w/o being sacraficed at the altar of Jason and Sonny). Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin January 5, 2010 Sebatian Roche IRL comes across as the nicest guy. LOVE him being a baddie (although he has to stop messing with my gal Sam) LOL And ICAM I would take SJB over Franco any day. Log in to Reply daisyclover1938 January 5, 2010 EET, SJB ROCKED on Bold and the Beautiful today. The scenes were uhm…somewhat surreal at first, but boy, towards the end of the ep she really did a fantastic job (the writing also got better for the scenes as the ep went on). btw, watched today’s ep and I can’t help it…I was amused by Franco once again. He’s just so nuts Log in to Reply sassysdreams January 5, 2010 daisyclover – Franco taped 21 episodes in 3 days. Log in to Reply daisyclover1938 January 5, 2010 sassysdreams, thank you!! I knew it was something outrageous like that, lol Log in to Reply BigDede January 5, 2010 GH Lover, I never said Niz is bring the ratings I just said I want to see them and the reveal. Now when Niz was full blown, the ratings weren’t shabby. Also if you already hate Liz, you will think Niz is boring and hate the storyline. I love it. I stopped watching GH in 08 and Niz started me back watching again. I also love Sebatian Roche. But I think it’s more on the fact he’s marrying a sista! I think KeMo needs SR’s manager! That man has managed to guess star on show good shows and now he’s on Fringe. She got popular from DTWTS yet her manager/boyfriend only was able to get her on a striptease Vegas show. That chick should have been guess starring and getting on some good shows by now. TIIC is cool with giving her time off to do side projects. Log in to Reply daisyclover1938 January 5, 2010 BigDede: Nope, TPTB are not cool with giving Kelly time off to do side projects. They’re cool with giving certain Men lots of time off, not her. The only way she got to do Peepshow (which got her and GH lots of positive mainstream press) was because she agreed to sign for another year. They didn’t just let her do it. GH has a history of being lenient with the guys, but being restrictive with the women. VM and Genie have been vocal about that in the past. And Kelly only being allowed to do the Vegas show because she re-signed was reported in various places. The women on the show simply do not get the sweet deals that MB, SBu, TG and Ingo get… Log in to Reply Marland Fan January 6, 2010 Oh, great. Guza blows up something else. Can’t he think of anything else to do? What a hack. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.