In Depth Answers
Got burning questions? Lay them on us!
Q.Ellen Glassman Los Angeles, CA A.
Oh, you’re not confused — but you are missing part of the story! Heather is indeed Franco’s biological mom, but she was in full-on crazy mode when she got pregnant by Scott decades ago. Always the game player, Heather hid her pregnancy and sold her baby to Betsy, who raised him as Robert James Frank. Though before confessing the truth to Franco in
2013, Heather had him convinced he was Susan Moore’s son — and Jason’s heretofore unknown twin brother! Heck, even the DNA tests were fooled, since Susan and Heather were cousins. Of course, like all good lies, there was a sprinkling of truth within it, as Heather did hand Jason’s twin over to Betsy. It’s just that the MIA twin ended up being Drew and not Franco!
Q.Lani’s pregnancy on DAYS OF OUR LIVES got me thinking: Who was her mother, and why didn’t Abe know about her?
Iris via E-mail
A.Lani’s mother was Tamara Price, Marlena’s songbird friend who performed at her 1986 wedding to John, only to find a connection of her own with Abe. Tamara had left town in 1987 without telling him of her pregnancy, so it was not until Lani came to Salem from Miami in 2015 looking for her father (via a new job with the local police force) that Abe learned the truth. Tamara was played by Grammy winner Marilyn McCoo, who was best known as the former lead vocalist of The 5th Dimension and now serves as the vice chairperson of the board of directors for the Los Angeles Mission.
Q.I keep hearing GH fans say that they’re sure Morgan is alive. But come on, how can that be? Didn’t he blow up in Julian’s car?
Kelwin Adams Washington D.C.
A.Well… technically, he was blown up standing next to Julian’s car, and while there was DNA evidence found, the body was never recovered. Still, GH’s powers-that-be have insisted he’s definitely dead… for now. “On a soap, you can’t ever say, ‘Nope, they’re not coming back,’” Nathan Varni, ABC’s senior manager of current series, admitted last year. “You would just be a liar, because you never know what’s going to happen a year or six months from now — or 20 years from now! I never like to say never, but as of today, that character remains dead.”
Poor, sleepy Franco. If only he’d listened to his mom and not stayed up all night watching scary movies.
Ah, the ‘80s...
Stone Cold said farewell at Morgan’s cold stone.