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Laura at­tempts to set things right with the man she loves — and the one she loathes

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ew­ly­wed Laura was ex­cited to get back to her hus­band on GEN­ERAL HOSPI­TAL… but with Ryan hav­ing taken Kevin’s place in Port Charles, it’s not shap­ing up to be the re­u­nion she ex­pected! Here, Ge­nie Fran­cis gives us the scoop on what fans should ex­pect now that her iconic al­ter ego is back!

The Hon­ey­moon’s Over!

To say that Laura is happy to be back in Port Charles after hav­ing spent nine months car­ing for Spencer in Europe would be an un­der­state­ment. “She’s thrilled,” Fran­cis grins. “She’s come home to the hus­band who loves her, and she’s a new­ly­wed — she’s ex­pect­ing all the good stuff!”

Un­for­tu­nately, Ryan has taken his twin brother’s place, so Kevin doesn’t quite seem him­self. “Ryan’s do­ing a pretty darned good job of be­ing his brother,” Fran­cis chuck­les. “So it takes a few episodes be­fore Laura starts to no­tice things and starts to won­der what’s go­ing on. He’s still sweet, but some­times it

feels like he’s dis­tracted — in a way that you might in­ter­pret as, ‘Oh, he’s just not that into me any­more.’”

With Ryan play­ing sick in­stead of tak­ing Kevin’s bride straight to bed to re­sume their hon­ey­moon, Laura is start­ing to worry that she’s the prob­lem. “She feels guilty, be­cause she left for such a long pe­riod of time,” Fran­cis ex­plains.

While Laura starts doubt­ing her­self, she has no rea­son to think her hus­band is not… well, her hus­band. “Laura doesn’t even know that Ryan’s alive! And she doesn’t see the dark­ness,” the ac­tress adds. “If she saw that, the story would go quicker, but this is go­ing to be a slow peel­ing of an onion. It’s not a hi­tyou-in-the-face-fast story. It’s go­ing to be slowly un­tan­gled — which is go­ing to be much more fun!”

Putting Valentin On No­tice

Laura may be feel­ing a bit in­se­cure in her mar­riage, but she doesn’t hold back with Valentin. “She is her most ag­gres­sive self when she’s with him,” Fran­cis says. Con­sid­er­ing that he killed her son, Niko­las, and raised Char­lotte, whom none of them knew ex­isted, “what more can he pos­si­bly do to me after that? Noth­ing! So there’s a cer­tain power in that.”

With her neme­sis now set­tled com­fort­ably in Port Charles, Laura makes a point of check­ing in with him right off the bat. “She’s just let­ting him know she’s back… and she’s still watch­ing him,” says Fran­cis. “It got pretty heated. She es­sen­tially tells him, ‘I’m go­ing to be here, in your face, as long as you choose to be here.’”

Laura has no idea that her “hus­band” at the mo­ment is as dan­ger­ous as Valentin (in­set) ever was.

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