For weeks, the mysterious “Balkan” has terrorized the residents of “General Hospital’s” Port Charles and specifically recent returnee Brenda Barret (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo). With so much speculation and so many possibilities, here are some of the top choices of who should play the Balkan and why.
Jerry Jax (Sebastian Roche): The last time we saw Jerry, he was aboard a ship rigged to explode. While the ship blew to pieces, no one found Jerry’s remains. Jerry Jax would be a perfect role for the Balkan because Jerry has been so evil before.
The Balkan does not even have to be Jerry himself, because his recent face surgery could have been based off the true Balkan, opening up a dual role for Roche and great storylines for Jax, Brenda, Carly, and the rest of Port Charles.
Franco (James Franco): Franco is used to the one-name killer trend already, so it would not be inconceivable to have him be the Balkan. After faking his death, he was off to see Brenda and no one has heard from his since.
Is this another one of Franco’s crazy games or is the actor to busy to return to Daytime television? If he does end up being the Balkan, hopefully it’s for a longer stay than his previous two appearances.
Anthony Zacharra (Bruce Weitz): The Balkin’s non-appearance can easily be explained as Zacharra because he is currently locked away in Pentonville Prison.
Zacharra used to run other sections of New York, so it would make sense that he ran into Brenda before and his obsession with getting her could be part of the revenge for the death of Claudia Zacharra.
Weitz deserves another run on the show as the crazed Zacharra and it would be interesting to see how Johnny Zacharra mixes into the storylines if Anthony is really the Balkan.
Alcazar ( Ted King): Alcazar’s twin brother was obsessed with Brenda back in the day, and that obsession could easily have moved to the presumed-dead Alcazar. With his son Diego returning as the text message killer, mysterious killers obviously run in the family.
Jason was supposed to have killed Alcazar long ago, hopefully he can get the deed done if he ends up being the Balkan this time around.
Carly (Laura Wright): No one truly hates Brenda more than Carly Jacks. It is a little far fetched, but it would be the ultimate General Hospital twist if Carly was the Balkan.
Carly has to deal with Brenda invading on Jax, Sonny, Jason, and even Spinelli. The Balkan story keeps her out of the limelight as she exacts her ultimate revenge.
This big reveal would take the Carly/Brenda feud to new heights and make viewers think the quicksand fight was barley a notch in their long rivalry.
“General Hospital” airs on ABC every weekday at 3 PM ET.