I spoiler tagged razorbacker's post. Just remember that anything that hasn't aired is still a spoiler. The James Franco thing, imo, doesn't need the spoiler tags since TPTB have been talking about having him back for months and I think it was discussed upthread.
Speaking of Franco, I am NOT happy he's coming back (big surprise, right? ). I thought he sucked the first time he was on - and seeing as how he didn't get an Emmy nod, it looks like I'm not the only one. Maybe he didn't submit himself for consideration It just means more time NOT focusing on the actual characters on the show.
I'm not a big fan of Claire, but I actually liked that little moment she had with Lucky in the park, including the discomfort on his face when she talked about having kids. I'll be happy if they turn her into a more multi-dimensional character instead of that she-beast we saw during Sonny's trial. She can still want Sonny in jail, but at least give her some depth.