"Calm down or I'll call security!" Griffin yells at Franco, because apparently TWICE IN A ROW is the maximum number you're allowed to violently assault someone in a hospital waiting room while people are screaming at you to stop. Third strike, and they actually call security. Otherwise, eh! No big. (Have I mentioned that said assaulter is an ART THERAPIST FOR CHILDREN IN THAT VERY HOSPITAL?) And to be clear, the storyline about Elizabeth's rapist being freed from prison after all these years is not about Elizabeth, but about Franco's rage. While Elizabeth stands helplessly on the sidelines begging him to stop his violent outburst, after having gotten assurances that he wouldn't ever keep anything from her again or try to talk to Tom Baker. Oh, but instead Franco secretly tracked the man and then attacked him during the first moment Elizabeth has encountered her rapist in 20 years, a moment in which any half-decent human would see she needed support and comfort. While she cried for him to stop it.
Are we swooning yet?
This is how we get convinced that Liz has a man who's finally truly all about her and really cares about her?
Now of course Liz defends him because (a) has she ever met a serial killer she couldn't defend and (b) obviously this man raped Elizabeth behind a bush when she was a child, so she's hardly going to give a crap about him. Nor should she. (And we're getting indications that Tom's going to attack again which, by GH logic, totally absolves Franco for being completely out of control.) (See also: Corinthos, Sonny.)
On the upside, Monica got to remember that Tom Baker extorted her daughter and kick him out of the hospital. And she got to remember that Franco is not exempt from getting kicked out of the hospital for a public assault. (I mean sure, her son has probably killed multiple people in GH, but a bureaucrat must do what a bureaucrat must.) And Liz got to tell Franco flat out that he is scaring her, and HE GOT TO BE OFFENDED BY IT AND FEEL SORRY FOR HIMSELF and she gets to feel guilty.