General Hospital (GH) spoilers reveal that the uproar still hasn’t died down over Genie Francis’ (Laura) firing. GH chose not to renew Francis’ contract, so she’s been bumped to recurring. The show’s shipping her off to care for Spencer (Nicholas Bechtel) and fans are furious!
If there’s anyone who deserves respect at GH, it’s Genie Francis! This beloved vet was poised for a big story just a few episodes ago. General Hospital writers clearly thought Laura would be the perfect mayor. Based on how the storyline was playing out, it was obvious that Laura was going to win. Ned (Wally Kurth) was portrayed as the bad guy while Laura was the heroine on a worthy mission.
Now GH writers are scrambling to insert Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) into Laura’s spot. Frank Valentini, GH’s executive producer, has left them in a real bind. There’s been plenty of backlash, but it may not be enough to change Valentini’s mind. If he sticks to his guns, Francis may want to, and should, explore other options.
Fortunately, Days of Our Lives is probably waiting with open arms! The NBC soap has been earning high praise under its latest head writer, Ron Carlivati. He was credited with saving GH when things grew dire. Now he’s injecting some life into Days, too.
After Tyler Christopher (Nikolas) left General Hospital, Carlivati managed to lure him to DOOL. Days of Our Lives also scooped up Greg Rikaart, who was let go from his role as Kevin on The Young and the Restless. He’ll have a significant arc down the road. Days is always on the lookout for soap stars in need of a new home.
Of course, it would actually be a homecoming for Francis. Longtime DOOL fans will recall that Francis played Diana Colville back in the late ‘80s. Maybe this Days character should make a comeback! Carlivati could easily cook up a reason for Diana’s return.
This is DOOL’s chance to capitalize on the outrage of GH fans and possibly gain some new viewers. As for current Days watchers, they certainly wouldn’t mind. Soap fans love when history is brought into a story. This sounds like the ideal situation for Days of Our Lives. They can’t lose!
General Hospital spoilers say there’s apparently no room in Port Charles, so Genie Francis might as well make her way over to Salem! Would you like to see Ron Carlivati write Diana Colville back in? We’ll give you updates as other news comes in. Stay tuned and don’t forget to check CDL often for the latest General Hospital spoilers, updates and news.