Rumorville:  SOD states, contrary to what some fan reports said, that Franco will be back as soon as they can schedule it and the Cassadine story has only been pushed back, not scrapped.  Zoe's entrance has been somewhat delayed (due to recent recasts).

Genie Frances MAY return this summer but is not yet in contract talks.  Guza has told SOD, ""It is very much a part of our thinking now. We are not currently in negotiations, but I can easily see that from a story standpoint. I am not confirming this. I don't know this, but I would not be at all surprised if we brought her back this summer, assuming we can work it out with Genie’s very busy schedule."