James Franco returns to 'General Hospital,' makes plenty of phone calls
Performance artist "Franco" has been absent from Port Charles since August 2010, but his scheming has had a lingering effect. Michael Corinthos ( Chad Duell) was recently revealed to have been raped in prison -- possibly on Franco's orders -- so it there could be a phoned-in confession.
Here we see Jason ( Steve Burton), presumably interrupting one of Franco's phone calls or some sort of television address from his desk. Notice the semi-nude self portrait in the background.
He's got his phone back! And it looks as though he's blocking another self-portrait, perfectly coordinated to his bowl of all-red M&Ms.
How many calls will Franco make during his "GH" return? You'll have to wait until Feb. 25 -- conveniently timed to just two days ahead of ABC's Feb. 27 broadcast of the Oscars.