"My first reaction is that someone knows Michael did it, there are layers of everything else I need to be worried about, it could ruin us, and I wonder who has the proof...Michael is like my son who killed out of self-defense, but we decided to cover it up and now someone could pull the rug out from under us". - Steve Burton talking to SID
"Leading up to the shoot out, you see him saying 'hey, I don't want to do this any more. I don't want to be the enforcer. You can find someone else.' But then they are put in a situation where Jason's natural instincts to shoot without thinking, no hesitation, no thought, he just does it....Franco is dressed as a homeless guy and witnesses the shootout. I just killed all these people, now this homeless guy is in the wrong place at the wrong time and sees the wrong thing. So do I kill him? That is the question." Later, "I go to [Franco's] gallery and Franco waves to me the same way the homeless guy did. That's when I realize things are getting weird...Franco is fascinated with death and crime scenes. That's what his art reflects. He has a fascination with me cause I kill people. He likes to think he and I are the same. But we are not the same, and that's where we are going to have a problem...It's definitely going to make Jason think about what he does, I mean really think about it. This guy is messing with me, which you don't see too often! You're going to see a different side of me."
Soon pictures of unconscious models don't do a thing for Franco, he wants the real thing!
Franco drugs Maxie in order to make his art work.
Franco is hired as a photographer for Crimson. Maxie gets sucked into Franco's charms. Both Lulu and Maxie see the crime scene art installation and become uneasy but figure its the work of a genius.
James Franco's character Franco will be as a psychotic, albeit self-deprecating, artist; fixated on death and connected to Jason Morgan. Franco is connected with the C077X graffiti tag that's been popping up around Port Charles (can be seen below)
“Franco is fascinated with Jason and what he does for a living - he thinks they both love death and are essentially the same kind of guy,” Burton said. “But then Jason refuses to meet with him and that’s when things start to go south.”
James Franco will also share scenes with Kirsten Storms. When Maxie is drugged she gets a little frisky.