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race your­selves, GEN­ERAL HOS­PI­TAL fans, be­cause the shock­ing truth that Jim Har­vey has worked so hard to keep un­der wraps is on the verge of com­ing out. How will what hap­pens next im­pact Drew, Franco and the peo­ple who love them?

Liz Wants Franco Back!

“El­iz­a­beth is ready for Franco to come home,” says co-head­writer Chris Van Et­ten. “And it’s not just her. The kids, es­pe­cially Jake, miss him. Franco has be­come a very im­por­tant mem­ber of their house­hold. Liz isn’t even sleep­ing well with­out him there. But Franco is re­luc­tant to move back in un­til he fig­ures out the whole truth about what’s been go­ing on with him.”

In an un­ex­pected de­vel­op­ment, the per­son who has been there most for Franco is Drew, who is a cru­cial player in the un­fold­ing mys­tery de­spite hav­ing no more clue what hap­pened all those years ago than does Franco! “Drew has de­vel­oped a re­la­tion­ship with Franco,” says Van Et­ten. “A con­tentious re­la­tion­ship, but not one with­out warmth, es­pe­cially over these past few weeks. He’s seen a side of Franco he didn’t ex­pect. And he wants Franco to get bet­ter. If that means con­fronting his own past, then he’s will­ing to do it.

“Drew is not go­ing to shy away from an­swers that might do another per­son good,” he con­tin­ues. “Es­pe­cially when that per-

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