General Hospital (GH) spoilers reveal that fans are eager to learn more about Roger Howarth’s (ex-Franco Baldwin) new character and what his next storyline’s going to look like.
Franco is indeed dead, so GH is gearing up to bring Howarth back as someone else. Of course, it could be a recast of an existing character or someone brand-new that fans haven’t seen before.
It was recently revealed there was a pitch about potentially bringing Howarth back as Todd Manning, his old One Life to Live character. However, Todd’s rapist history got in the way and led to that plan being scrapped.
The plan is apparently for Howarth’s next character to be less controversial than Todd and especially Franco. Howarth can hopefully have more romantic options and more story opportunities without violent baggage tied to his character’s past.
General Hospital writers should take full advantage of this clean slate and give Howarth something new to work with. There’s no word on who Howarth will play, but some fans would like to see Howarth as a long-lost Cassadine.
Despite Franco’s twisted history, he was a quirky, funny family man in recent years. If Howarth plays another strange goofball who’s pretty nice, what’s the point of changing characters at all?
It’d be great to see Howarth step into a character with a totally different personality. It’s safe to say Howarth himself would probably like the chance to branch out with something else, too.
Maybe Howarth could be a newly revealed confident Cassadine with a bit of an edge. Some viewers have even suggested that perhaps Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) could have a brother through Helena Cassadine (Constance Towers) and his mysterious father.
If Howarth played Valentin’s secret brother, it could lead to revelations about their mutual bio dad. Howarth and Stuart would no doubt work well together on a story like that.
There’d be a lot of dramatic potential in tying Howarth’s character to the Cassadine clan – either through illegitimate Valentin or legitimately through a true Cassadine connection.
Whatever the case, Howarth will resume filming this April and surely has some fantastic material ahead no matter what. General Hospital spoilers say some hot drama’s cooking in Port Charles no matter what, so stay tuned.
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