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Wishful Casting: Why Days of Our Lives Should Bring Genie Francis Back as Diana Colville

Genie Francis

Genie Francis

One of daytime television's biggest stars is a free agent. Since General Hospital executive producer Frank Valentini made the head-scratching decision to bump Genie Francis (Laura) to recurring, I hope rival soap opera Days of Our Lives snatches up the popular actress to reprise the role of glamorous newspaper publisher Diana Colville!

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From 1987 to 1989, Diana lived in Salem U.S.A. where she was romantically paired with John Black (Drake Hogestyn), who at the time believed he was Roman Brady. Diana once owned The Spectator newspaper and tangled with brash politician-turned-muckraker Jack Deveraux (Matthew Ashford). Greek mobster Victor Kiriakis (John Aniston) was obsessed with the beauty. Diana's mysterious exit from Salem was never explained. Who better to go there than head writer Ron Carlivati and his crack team of Salem experts Sheri Anderson and Ryan Quan?

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What if Diana returns to Salem 30 years later with yet another of John's illegitimate children? Maybe her offspring with John already resides in town? Are we certain Ben's (Robert Scott Wilson) mother is really dead? Maybe Diana gave her son to her sister, not realizing the woman's evil, hayseed husband Clyde Weston (James Read) would raise him to be a serial killer? If the thought of John siring a sexy, hard-bodied nut is too unseemly, perhaps Ben's sister Jordan (Chrishell Stause) is Diana's offspring?  

Victor could hire his former flame to revitalize Titan Publishing's flagship periodical Bella magazine. Wouldn't it be a hoot if Diana shares a sexy past with Stefan (played by Francis's former TV son Tyler Christoper)? The possibilities are endless!

What do you think? Should GH's loss be DAYS' gain? Sound off in the comments!