Well, as far as I can see, the only thing this whole big Zakkara mess is going to accomplish is to bring to the forefront a whole new mob family: the G_______'s - sorry, can't remember what their names are. Apparently years back, Tracy was briefly married to mob boss G, he was found dead shortly thereafter and all of his money missing. Anthony somehow traced it back to Tracy and is blackmailing her about it. Now there is this bizarre twist of fate that G turns out to have been Johnny's biological father --- due to Anthony pimping his young daughter Claudia out to G, and as a result, she got pregnant with Johnny, but for whatever reason --- Johnny was represented to be her little brother, not her son. So, suddenly the G's become a big deal in the GH story line --- so I'll be curious to see what they bring to the table.
I hope the casting people do a better job casting the Gs than they have recently. So far, I'm not crazy about most of the recent additions to the GH cast except Officer Bedia. She's great! And Maggie's ok too. But I've never liked Sean, and I'm not particularly liking the new kid (TJ???), the new Kate, or Ewan the uber-controlling psychiatrist. Cassandra is only so-so, but she could have some potential. I'm so sorry that they killed off Abbie and Lisa. I did like both of them very much and was sad to see them go.
The only thing that is good about all these new characters and new storylines, is that it's giving me HOPE that GH isn't on the chopping block. That would make it all worth it.