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Anthony Geary's Final General Hospital Airdate Revealed As July 27th!

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The most lauded actor in daytime television history, Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer) finished taping his final scenes and episode last week at General Hospital’s studios at ABC Prospect in Hollywood.

And now that Tony has left the building, what soap fans and longtime viewers wanted to know is when they can expect to see Luke’s last appearance on the long-running daytime drama series.  The news on Monday from ABC and the Associated Press has revealed that Geary’s final airdate will be approximately one month from now on Monday, July 27th.

Just how it will all come to a conclusion for Luke Spencer is yet to be seen, although currently Luke and his former wife Laura Spencer (Genie Francis) are desperately searching for their son Lucky (Jonathan Jackson), who has been kidnapped.  And along the way as part of Tony’s final storylines plenty of returns are in store including as GH fans have witnessed: Emma Samms as Holly Scorpio, the yet-to-be-seen Nathan Parsons as Ethan Lovett, and later this week it looks like we will all find out just what villain from Luke’s past is behind this latest caper!

So, can you believe the time is almost upon us to say goodbye to Geary’s Luke?  How do you think Luke will be written out? Who is the villain behind this revenge-plot on Luke and Laura and their family?  Comment below!

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Janet

I think that he will be killed off . It might be by Helena or by MIkos ………

Timmm

Yeah, he will be presumed dead without a body so he could return IF he ever wanted.

Patricio

Hello Tim –

You are correct. This resurrecting dwad characters have been part of the reasons soaps are declining. One cannot put any heart and soal into caring. I’ve been watching soaps for 40 years, when a character died, you mourned, now – see you again!

kelly

I disagree. I think that GH will always want to keep the door open if Tony Geary decides to return for a few days sometime in the future. That cannot happen if they kill off Luke.

Kevin

Which means I can finally go back to WATCHING this show on July 28.

Timmm

Your loss Kevin.

Kevin

I used to love him. A good 20 years ago but the past five years, I’ve loathed Luke. Actually he began to become a jerk right after putting Laura in a sanitarium in September 2002.

Elite Advisors

Kevin…sorry to say if you are now going to start watching after Tony leaves, you have about 30 yrs of catch up in your DVR future….

Agree with Timm…your loss, a truly gifted actor.

Kevin

One more time: I have been watching “General Hospital” since 1992 …. so I have been watching him for 23 years.

I don’t need to get caught up on anything.

I have seen the way Luke has treated Laura, skirt chasing any woman he could after he put Laura in that sanitarium in 2002 whether it be prostitutes, that blonde woman he and Lucky were both sleeping with (Summer?), Sky and the terrible way he has treated Tracy.

Not to mention drunk driving and killing his grandson in 2011.

Basically, Luke has been a completely creepy and uncomfortable to watch character for the past decade.

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

I’m with Kevin. Any minor interest I’ve had in Luke for a long while has been purely from the standpoint of watching TG as an actor; Luke, the character, has been despicable for a long, long time, and I couldn’t care less about him. TPTB may have made TG happy by taking Luke down the long, dark road of the last five to ten years, but they’ve certainly done the viewers no favor. I haven’t tuned out because of him (when I’ve tuned out, there have been much better reasons to do so, and when I’ve watched, it’s been because there have been other things of interest), but Luke’s storylines have not been a draw, either.

LindaTNo1

Since he failed in Primetime and failed in films, the only thing left was Daytime. Never quite got success on the Broadway stage. There are other actors that are lauded as the best in daytime based on performance and not necessarily based on Emmy wins, which are always subject to debate or on favoritism with judges or biases.

CeeCee

You just sang the sweetest melody, LindaT.

Timmm

Are you tone deaf? [Just kidding] I think what it comes down to is we are ALL GH fans, some of us love Tony, some of us do not. I couldnt reply to Matilda but I like her reply. I am fair and honest and she brought up some really good points. GH fans want Tony to embrace Luke and he refuses and that pisses people off. Plus, his character has been less than an angel. People are and always will be put off by what he did to Laura, Jake and his drinking. I love entertainment and I enjoyed his acting. I’m not in his fan club and have no problem with him retiring. I think when daytime is written he would be one of the four faces of MT. Rushmore, daytime. [My opinion] And CeeCee, I got bad news for you my darling, Victor Newman would be up there to!

CeeCee

@Timmm.
LOL, Timmm. Believe me, I agree with everything you said. Well put. You summed it up, articulated my opinion, exactly. And, you know, I have never denied Tony’s talent, nor Eric B’s. They definitely are one of a kind, in their own unique way.
I know talent when I see it, albeit the fact such personalities become droll and overbearing.
Tony has savoir faire….could not have lasted this long without it.
Nonetheless, my contention/argument has always been that Genie was so unceremoniously dismissed by him. Fact or rumor? There has been enough talk to make one think it is fact. Just sayin’…..luv-ya, Timmm. Truly, I admire loyalty and politeness. And, you have both. I appreciate your finesse in the way you approach your explanations. You and James are quite similar in that. Nice!!!! Oh, and Patrick, as well. He is soooo sweet.

Timmm

He didnt fail at anything in the entertainment business. He chose daytime! And for you to think and say daytime is considered a failure, you have NO idea how much work these daytime actors put into their roles! GO TO THE MOVIES, tune out of daytime and do us all a favor!

Matilda

Geary has shown complete contempt for the role that has made him famous and takes every opportunity to show it. He seems to feel that the role of Luke Spencer and the Luke and Laura days especially have kept him from some great success.

He harbors a resentment that he reveals every chance he gets,

He didn’t choose daytime. He got a job in 1978, at the age of 32, after a decade plus of meandering around and doing the “guest star” thing on TV shows like Streets of San Francisco, Barnaby Jones and even The Partridge Family, he got a job on GH for a few weeks and through a combination of good writing, chemistry with a co star, and yes his charm, charisma and talent, he hit it big on the show.

He left after five years and went nowhere special. He sees it as being typecast as Luke. The fact is, he tried to use his fame and popularity to get other roles and it didn’t work. That was the best shot he had, because he didn’t exactly achieve stardom before GH and it’s not like he was a kid when he got there. He was 32, and out there for over a decade. Hollywood saw him and they weren’t knocking down his door. Some people make it later in life, but for him to think he would have at that point is a stretch.

I think he is a talented actor. But he’s a bit delusional and comes off as ungrateful for all the success he has had when he constantly bemoans Luke and Laura, the very thing that allowed him to achieve fame.

It seems the person who considers Geary a failure is Geary.

In that TV Guide piece, he says,“It was once very difficult for me realize that more than likely my obituary in the paper will read, ‘Luke of Luke and Laura fame died today.’ It was very upsetting when I came to that realization,” Geary, 68, recalls. “It’s not my favorite time of my life and I don’t think it represents me as a person or an actor. It’s kind of like whenever you are introduced they hall out a high school graduation picture. It can be irritating.”

Well you know what, I know a lot of really good actors, who are waiting tables right now, who feel the few roles and commercials they have been fortunate to get are not representative of their acting talents either. Geary needs to take all his money and just leave already.

Aria

Oh god, are you really going to debate what the guy has accomplished in daytime? So your not a fan, you don’t have to be but to diminish his success it’s really low, and not making it in prime time or film and Broadway , it’s not the end of the world. Success is success and it can’t be put in a category just so that haters can have something to put someone down..

CeeCee

You know what I do not like, Aria? The word ‘hate’. When someone labels an opinion as hate over a difference of opinion. There is no hate here. It is a matter of like and dislike. It is not up for debate, Aria. Believe me I respect your appreciation of Tony. And, for the umpteenth time, his work is to be admired, but it is not the best. He deserves both the Emmys and the accolades. I salute his success. I do not know what/if he tried and failed. I never researched his blood, sweat and tears because he does not interest me. I see what is in front of me…the here and the now. His dual role as Fluke was amazing…he killed it. Hats off to him…all of them..caps, chateaux, fedoras…etc. But, Mr. Geary is being put on a pedestal….risen to a level tantamount to sainthood. I think his presumed success gave him a swelled head, if he, indeed, repudiated Genie. That is what turns me off.
I always admire and love your posts, Aria, and find myself agreeing with you all the time…but, I beg you not to confuse disagreement with hate. I think there are many GH fans who feel the same way, but are afraid to speak out for this very reason. We can agree to disagree….not hate.
I will borrow a quote from one of our fellow-posters, Laurie which she used on the DOOL thread (gay marriage)……” There comes a time when silence is betrayal”. Martin Luther King.
This quote says it all.
We do not use the word hate in this house. I know not what it means. Peace out, Aria.

Timmm

Amen Aria! But I dont think fans of GH hate Tony. I just think they are mad because he doesnt show the appreciation of his place in GH history.

Harry Lime

Yes, Cee Cee, I happen to have many pet peeves. One of them is the overuse and misuse of literally. It figuratively drives me insane,
The next one is overuse and misuse of the word hate and haters.
Matilda, beautifully put and I happen to harbor a lot of love and respect for Tony Geary. Yes, the disdain for the audience has been rearing its ugly head lately. However, he is not a hater–he’s more of a sulker?
I hate it when actors become resentful of the character that made them famous and rich in the first place. I somewhat feel that Fluke was a manifestation of that bitterness.
Tony Geary should take a page from Bob Denver (Gilligan) Bob Denver wore his first mate uniform until the day that he died. He was proud of his legendary character, not resentful of it.
Can you imagine if Tony Geary played Gilligan? He’d be constantly grumbling, “This was supposed to be a three hour tour, a three hour tour.”

Rebecca1

I don’t think Tony Geary has to satisfy anyone with his feelings about his own career. It’s not for anyone to say whether he should be happy, sad, grateful, resentful or embarrassed. It’s HIS career! Perhaps he’s disappointed that he wasn’t one of the soap actors that was able to use daytime as a stepping stone to prime time or film. There are many who have; I can understand if that was his hope/ intention where he’d be disappointed. I would think he was happy to have constant work…and as he has said a paycheck that allowed him the lifestyle he has. But I can also imagine his excitement at finally being courageous enough to leave familiarity and security and take a chance…in his other home where new acting opportunities may await him. Could be regional theatre, a small independent film, guest shots on a show. Either way, it’s his life. He doesn’t owe anyone an explanation…other than giving his loyal fans the best Luke Spencer he can deliver…

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

Rebecca1, I don’t think it’s so much a question of whether he has to satisfy people with how he feels about his career; for me, at least, it’s a question of whether he owes the Luke and Laura fans—whose loyalty has given him decades of steady employment—enough respect not to be so openly dismissive of them. I think he has a perfect right to feel however he wants to feel about the whole Luke-and-Laura phenomenon, but given what it’s made possible (a lifestyle on two continents and a steady job with very generous time off to do whatever he wanted), I don’t think the fans are expecting too much for him to be more diplomatic and more respectful and simply keep his more derogatory comments to himself. We get it: the whole thing bugs him; is it really necessary to say things like “For Christ’s sake, people, move on!”? Would it be so hard to keep his more negative, disdainful opinions to himself? Could he not do even that much for the fans—not change his opinion, but just keep it to himself?

kelly

Tony Geary did not fail at anything. He had a very successful career on GH that lasted for 37 years. Had it not been for Genie Francis AND Tony Geary GH would not still be on air. In 1978, as a result of dismal ratings, Gloria Monty was told she had only 13 weeks to turn it around or the show would be cancelled. Millions of Americans started watching GH again for Luke and Laura. As for prime time and Broadway, I agree it’s was unfortunate that every casting agent could only see Tony as Luke Spencer.

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

Factually speaking, not quite true, Kelly. There’s no denying what TG and Luke contributed to GH’s success, but he had no part in saving it from cancellation, per se. When Gloria Monty (and Douglas Marland, the headwriter whose contribution gets overlooked amidst the Gloria-worship) took over, the show was in dead last place; within a couple of years, she and Marland had it at number 3 in the ratings–and that was before Luke Spencer even showed up in Port Charles.

That Luke (and Geary) and Laura were responsible for the rest of the ratings gain–going from 3 to 1 and then getting ratings that no soap had ever gotten before–is undeniable. But the show was quite safe from cancellation before TG showed up.

Tracey M.

I have watched Anthony Geary since he started on General Hospital in 1978. My favorite storyline involving Luke to this day is I believe it was the summer of 1979 when Luke and Laura were on the run from Frank Smith featuring the dancing scene in the department store.

Over the last year Geary has been mostly off air then on so for me that has helped in getting used to him not being there. It is definitely the end of an era and that is always sad. Since 2011 bringing the ending to AMC and OLTL, after that happening, nothing seems as sad anymore regarding soaps.

Thank you Mr. Geary for being a part of my life for 37 years. I wish you all the best.

dmr

I was born in 1980, and would love to see a lot of flashbacks-such as the dancing scene in Wyndham’s-not this lackluster storyline of Luke and Laura pretending to be back together.

Elite Advisors

Some rainy weekend when you have some time, go on You Tube…. it was magic back then! Enjoy…

kathy

Totally agree with you Tracey M. Luke and Laura will always be the best! And he will be missed.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Laura looks for Luke on a fog shrouded pier…she hears Luke call out her name in the distance then silence…seconds later we hear a man call out Laura’s name…he sounds eerily familiar…its Stravos Cassidine!!!…Meanwhile, Luke has disappeared…in the shows final moments we see Luke on the beach of some tropical island surrounded by a group of beautiful women and one ugly one who is massaging his feet…Luke looks into the camera and with a wink says to the viewing audiences, ‘To all you poor dumb fools who thought Fluke was Bill Eckert…Well, you arent so dumb after all…Luke died years ago…I AM BILL ECKERT!!! SATISFIED!!!”’…lol…im kidding…lol

CeeCee

Hear Ye, Hear Ye!!!! This is the Jimh whose writing I love to read. Okay, Jim; you just started a beautiful day for me on the beautiful island of MV.
Give me more. I love it.

Timmm

Jim, your the best! Why does the ugly lady get stuck with the feet?

Harry Lime

Bravo, Jim!

Iakovos

I will miss Mr. Geary and Luke Spencer. The combination of actor and character was compelling. It is not his fault the Luke plot lines of late have been less than great. Best of luck to Mr. Geary and congratulations om success in an industry that gives no guarantees despite any achievement and that promises no longevity. Mr. Geary has had both. As the lights fade on daytime drama, he should be recognized for his work and commitment. There are not many genuine stars of the genre anymore. Lots of familiar faces, but this actor and career are notable.

JUDY

ANTHONY GEARY HAS DONE A MARVELOUS ACTING JOB BUT THIS HAS GONE ON WAY TOO LONG….I RECORD THE SOAP AND GO THRU ALL THIS DRAGGED OUT STORY… BILLY MILLER AND MAURA WEST ARE THE REASONS TO WATCH!!!

ppage

Completely agree.

PatF

It’s time.

Bye Mr. Geary.

su0000

((I would hate for some to give the eulogy at a loved one’s funeral))

I know RC will give Tony a great exit story, it is coming. We have a month for it to roll out..
I think we will be seeing Jerry Jax again, soon..(I hope)
I’d bet Jerry Jax and Helena are the dastardly culprits !

I will miss Tony/Luke.. He truly is icon and a legend.

Rose

Hi su…couldn’t agree more about “some” giving eulogies at anyone’s funeral. But forget this funeral stuff. I’m not as big a fan of Luke as you are but in the main Tony has been great for soaps and GH. So let’s celebrate his new life and wish him well.

su0000

I agree, Rose..
Tony has my wishes for a great retirement ! It is well deserved.
I believe he has it planned- doing a lot nothing for starters..
He needs this to take care of his health to live long and happy!!

CeeCee

Yes, ma’am. Wiser words were never spoken!!

jeremy

ADIOS!!!!

Mary SF

Personally I think it would have been better for the character to have his end after the reveal that he killed both of his parents. Luke being carted off to an institution after his mind snapped would have been the best ending for the character. For me, all this stuff being shown now is anticlimactic– a sentimental journey for long time fans to enjoy, but compelling drama not so much. Of course it hasn’t played out yet, so they might surprise me. But for now I am having a hard time swallowing the premise that a character who had a severe mental break like Luke, is cured in a matter of weeks and is now off on an adventure as if nothing ever happened to him.

Rebecca1

I disagree, Mary SF. Luke should go out as he burst in…on some high wild/chase adventure. That’s the Luke that Luke fans loved, and haven’t seen in a long while. If they do it right, newer fans may get a glimpse of THAT Luke instead of the broken man he became.

It’s a soap. We’ve all suspended our disbelief for way crazier things. His quick recovery…to save his sons…is one I’m willing to accept. And a ride I hope is worth taking. “Leave em wanting more…” Perhaps TG will accomplish that as he takes his last bow….

elm51

i doubt very seriously that tptb will kill luke off……………………..

su0000

If they show respect for Tony then going out in a big bang is what all departing actors want..
Tony would like to be killed, I betcha..
Maybe he will have say in his last scene…

(Robin went out in a big bang.. The loved Cassadines went out in a big bang as did Carlos and Duke, it is the coveted exit..

and no one every dies in a soap, it magic lol

Allen saint james

David Grey

Mrs B

Please DO NOT kill him or pretend he is dead. He deserves better.

Les

Careful – if you blink, you might miss LnL’s last scenes!

Ghlover

I will miss him ;( thats all i have to say about this…

Rosanna

Some of the posters on here extremely RUDE!!! and im not sure you are even a fan period! to disparage one`s career and to make light of what he has done for daytime is just RUDE and stupid. None of you would last 37 minutes yet alone 37 years at the same job with attitudes like that. I am sad he has left but support the actors in what ever they want to do. They work they`re asses off and they have no stunt double like some celebrities do, if you cannot the support the actors why even bother?? And if you must wait till some return or leave to watch the show it only shows that you are NOT true fans at all.

su0000

I’m a Tony/Luke fan..
I have enjoyed all of Tony’s performances,some have blown me away in awe!! he is a legend and deserves the acknowledgement..
Tony has accomplishes great heights and devoted a huge part of his life to GH, I respect that, fully.
I hope his exit will be powerful and befitting.. I will miss him.
GH without Tony/Luke will leave an empty spot..
Wish Tony the very best in his new life of retirement ..

rosanna

yes I agree with Tony leaving it leave a huge hole on the canvass but he has not been around much his last year anyway and that is the crappy part, GH without Luke will be strange, I mean will he still be mentioned now and again or not? Ive read we the fans will like the ending, we shall see, Im also wonderingg if he will come in for the Emmy Awards show or even if he will submitt anything…and yea I wish him the best retirement,

Timmm

Amen Rosanna!

tori

It will be Jennifer Smith, you know Mr Smith’s daughter the one Luke dumped to go on the run with Laura. I’ve heard Holly Gagnier (Days Ivy) is playing the part. Look out Luke, you know what they say about a woman scorned!

Harry Lime

Tori, it looks like you have a whole lot of catching up to do.

Alan

I lost all interest in the character after Guza introduced Ethan and established that Luke had cheated on Laura.

Elite Advisors

I personally think the best way for Luke to have the send off he wants would be for a Cassadine war with Luke and Helena killing each other off…. poetic justice.

Either way, I love the nostalgia, storyline so far may be a bit choppy, but such a great NOD to a true actor who gave his life to a soap opera so many years ago.

The only thing I have to say really bothers me is the dissatisfaction he has with the character, the show and really with us his fans. He fell out of love with this character many years ago and you can see the fire in his eyes are now gone.

Thank you Tony G for the great years….. if this indeed is the end for Luke, I hope it stays true to the character!

Thank Y9u Tony

tml

Personally, I will miss Luke, the rascal , Spencer. I understand what her means about the early Luke and Laura days not being his favorite. Remember, they came together as a couple after he raped her. I remember all that vividly, and it was dark and almost unbelievable that Laura would fall for her rapist. I can see his point ….not wanting to be remembered for that. The fact of the rape followed them into even later story lines.

Timmm

If you’ve ever watched the “Beverly Hillbillies” at the end of the show during the credits all the characters from the show are waving goodbye. It goes on a little too long and Granny’s hand gets tired and she has to support it with her other hand. Yes, my hand is getting tired. Its been a long goodbye Tony. Lets wrap it up and move on. I love you, will miss you and wish you all the best! I hope this next month on GH does your character justice and the fans are happy with your exit. It will be bittersweet for me. Godspeed good man.

CeeCee

Awww, Timmm. That’s beautiful! I am truly realizing how much you do love Geary. Wow! It is no wonder the less than favorable comments from a few of us get to you. I am so sorry…and, I am not being facetious, I promise. I will contain myself and behave.

Timmm

You owe me big time! [Just kidding!] CeeCee, what makes this site so much fun is we all get to voice our opinions and I would HOPE no one takes it to heart. I do love Tony but I dont mind people criticizing his character. His character has been less than perfect and his personal comments to the fan base about “Getting Over” Luke and Laura do upset me because Tony doesnt realize we have invested a lot of time in the show that has made him a millionaire and we have spent a lot of time racing around in our lives to put an hour aside five days a week to watch him and the other characters. No, CeeCee what I get riled up about is when “Fans” attack him as an actor. He is damn good. Think about how many other “Actors” we have seen and see today on these soaps that are horrible at their craft. I respect Tony for his abilities. When people ridicule him for THAT, it makes me wonder if they are fans, do they know good acting from bad or are they just filled with hate? Regardless, YOU are a sweetheart and I wish you and all the posters a Happy 4th!

Beth

I get what you are saying about Tony. I wish he understood he DOES have some intelligent fans. I suppose if I were in his shoes and I had to endure some of the things he has endured by some of the baudy fans, I might agree with him. I just wish he knew the other fans. Plenty of us understand that he is a superb actor and we understand we must see him in not so favorable storylines. We can dislike some of the stories but still recognize his talent. I have been re-watching various storylines on youtube and the one that irks me the most is his affair with Felicia. He played it well and he made the audience angry with Luke. He also threw some stuff in there sure to alienate some loyal fans….like constantly talking about Felicia’s baby blue eyes when he often used that line on Laura. What’s more gruesome about that storyline is how mis-matched he and Kristina Wagner were together as actors. He acted circles around her. I was embarrassed for Kristina. Jane and Genie can hold their own with him but not everyone can. We have seen Luke go to so many dark places. I laughed when Nikolas told Laura she deserved better than Luke Spencer. I will always vintage LnL but after remembering some of the things Luke has done over the years, I think Laura should stay away from him romantically. I read Genie would love for Laura to end up running Kelly’s diner. I would be interested to see if they could get Doug Sheean (Joe Kelly) to return as become her love interest. Joe retires from his law firm in Albany and returns to Port Charles and visits his family’s former diner, and he runs into Laura…. might be interesting.

Beth

I will truly miss his improv and ad-libs. I saw an old clip the other day from 1979/1980. Laura’s mom was serving sandwiches to Luke and Laura. It appears she made a blooper but tptb allowed the mistake to remain. It was adorable. Laura’s mom accidentally gave Luke all of the sandwiches instead of giving herself and Laura a sandwhich of their own. She said to Luke: “Oh, I just gave you all of the sandwiches!” Without missing a beat, Tony (Luke) said “It’s ok, I have a tapeworm.” Genie (Laura) and Denise (Leslie-mom) tried to keep a straight face. It was fantastic.

Rose

Thoughts so far…I’m liking where the Three Musketeers search for Lucky and Nathan is taking us. Reminiscent of the past adventures. The scene with Luke in bed with Laura on one side and Holly on the other was hilarious. Especially when you think of all their baggage and histories that got them there…together. Loved their expressions. Like to see that the writers are putting a little bit of lightheartedness into Luke’s last big story. Welcome after the last year on GH. Also nice to see Laura and Holly talk it out and become possible BFFs.

Allen saint james

TONY Has ALWAYS HAD A Big Ego problem (I LOVE Him Non THE less) BUT I’ve Been Extremely DISSAPOINTED Over SOME Years AS Heroic Luke, the go getter Luke who became mayor of Port Charles was replaced with sour old man Luke. He played a great Romantic anti hero but for the last long while he has been written as Anti everything. Tony let his ego get in the way of character at times and the saddest part about that Is how Genie suffered for it. Tony is I’ll always be one of the greatest television actors of any genre and i will cry and mourn the loss on the 27th. Xo

Beth

Well said.

Jane

I came to say, it’s been something special watching Mr. Geary when I could.
There has been certain presence with Geary and yesterday the scene with Mr. Jackson was surely special.
Jonathan Jackson’s first scene’s and tons after you knew he too was that special actor.
It’s funny how when a legend as Geary we applaud him and yet sad to see him go but there’s a time in every ones life you just have to say good-bye.

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GH’s Laura Wright and Wes Ramsey Talk Their Love Connection & The Demands Of Daytime

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After presenting for the first time together, at the 45th Annual Daytime Emmys since they’ve been a couple, Laura Wright (Carly) and Wes Ramsey (Peter aka Henrik) of General Hospital have certainly been in the throes of a romantic, fun, and cherished relationship. The two former stars of Guiding Light reconnected last year at Emmy time. Now, sharing their over one year anniversary, Michael Fairman TV caught up with Laura and Wes to get some insight into what makes their relationship work amidst the hustle and bustle, and pace of both being on a network television daytime drama series, and with the pressures of Hollywood where often relationships between two actors seem to start hot and heavy but then fizzle out.

If you caught this week’s GH, you witnessed that the town of Port Charles has found out that Peter is the notorious Cesar Faison’s son, and the ramifications that will be felt for weeks and months and potentially years to come. Meanwhile, Carly is in all sorts of trouble, thanks to naughty Nelle (Chloe Lanier). Nelle is making Carly look awfully unstable and what happens next could change Carly’s life forever.

So, what do these two lovebirds have to say about their relationship and their passion for working on the soaps? Check out what they had to share below. 

Wes, you had met Laura originally years ago on Guiding Light.

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Wes: Yes, 15 years ago in New York.

And what did you think of her then?

Wes: Well, I was smitten, but I had to keep it to myself.

You had to keep it under wraps, huh?

Wes: Yep!

Laura: I was married then.

Wes: She was pregnant with her second child.

Laura: And he’s a good Kentucky boy.

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Wes: Uh-huh! But we would run lines in the green room and I would try very hard to make sure she didn’t catch me staring at her… too often. But we laughed, and had great conversation.

Laura: I would always say, “Wes, will you run lines with me?,” because I would want to run my lines.

Wes: We never had story together, but she always knew I was game to hang out with her for a moment.

It’s good when you’re in a relationship with someone and you can laugh with them. You seem to be able to do that a lot!

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Laura: Oh, gosh. I think that’s all we do.

Wes: Yes, yes, yes, yes…

Laura: Like, we belly laugh. It gets to the point where people would think we were ridiculous. We’ll say things and just think it’s the funniest thing ever and people would be like, “You guys have a problem …” and we’re like, “Yeah.” (Laughs)

Laura, and then he comes back into your life years later…

Wes: That’s right, it was Emmy weekend 2017.

Laura: I totally was not expecting it at all. Even when I gave him my number I walked away going “huh…”

You mean you thought he wouldn’t call?

Laura: No, I didn’t feel that… because he hit on me hard. He’ll tell you that.

Wes: I still am hitting on her.

Laura: I remember I walked away quick after he got my number. I was like, “Oh, my God … I gotta go.”

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Wes: There was an assertiveness on my part that was for sure 15 years in the making. I did not expect to run into her. I also did not expect for her to tell me that she was recently single. In that split second, it was one of those, “stop the presses!” moments. Like, you need to give me your number, I’m taking you to dinner.

Laura: I go, “Oh, be quiet! Are you like, 32, because I can’t do that.” (Laughs)

Wes: And I said, “Far from it.”

Laura: He’s like, “I’m getting ready to be 40.” And I’m like, “I can do that!”

Then, on top of all of this, Wes, you land a primo role on General Hospital. That of Henrik aka Peter, Cesar Faison’s son.

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Wes: Yes, a dream come true.

Laura: I’m going to jump in and say it’s a role that he worked all on his own for. He had to screen test against 8 plus guys, 3 different auditions, 2 different days.

Wes: That’s true.

Laura: I can’t say strong enough that the best actor got the role. Meaning, Wesley is so talented and has the ability to give this character the depth, and emotion, and layers that it needs to tell the story that needs to be told. I just think he’s incredible.

So, did you know from the get-go who you were going to be playing?

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Wes: I did not.

Laura: I did! (Laughs)

Wes: I’m thrilled that the writers have been giving me such incredible material to dive into.   Each month that goes by, it becomes more and more complex, and more and more layered and intense. I love the depth… I love the conflicts… I love the humanity… I love the desperation… I love the psychology behind it. It’s a very interesting story and a great journey to tell.

Laura: I was getting ready to say, where you mentally have to go to be the son of Faison and Anna Devane (Finola Hughes)! To blend that together is amazing. It’s incredible to watch.

You used to run lines together on Guiding Light. Do you run lines together now on GH? It’s like a full circle moment.

Laura: We do, and we carpool.

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Wes: Something we were trying to manifest together. We thought it would be a lot of fun to work together one day.

Laura: The last week we worked, we didn’t. He worked all afternoon. I worked all morning. I was like, “Are they doing this on purpose?” I was so mad! I was like, “Why are you in the afternoon everyday?” (Laughs)

Wes: She lost her chauffeur. (Laughs)

Laura: I did! He always drives us to work. I also love when we both have afternoon calls, because we love having mornings together. So, I didn’t get my morning, nor did I have my chauffeur!

So, two actors can have a good relationship? You see so many Hollywood relationships with actors and they go bust. But that’s not always the case …

Wes: Oh, my God, yes.

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Laura: I’m going to say this; I think I can see it being more difficult for daytime

actors, because the work we do is so intense. I know the weeks he’s getting ready to go into, and I’m getting ready to go into. Where we go emotionally and psychologically to tell these stories, on the level that we tell them, as quick as we tell them, you kind of have to become really in a headspace. The fact that we can …

Wes: … the long hours …

Laura: Yes, and exhaustion! You really have to go, “Wow! It’s not about me right now. It’s about us individually as actors.” Thank God, we know the workload. I know what he’s getting ready to go through.

Wes: I have always had so much respect for Laura’s work. On Guiding Light, I’ve always been in awe of what she’s capable of doing. So, the level of respect is obviously there. But also, the understanding whatever it is that you need from a personal assistant in one moment… or a life partner in another moment … or a best friend in moment … or whatever it is in order to get through the day-to-day and the week-to-week, so we can do what we love to do. We know we’re very lucky to have the opportunity to do what we love.

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Laura was such a great co-host on my Soap Nation Live! Daytime Emmy Nomination Specials, in particular when she talks about acting. It’s so rewarding to hear the other actors who are guests on the show listening to what Laura has to say about her craft and respecting the hell out of her.

Wes: Without a doubt. You can’t watch her work and not be in awe. It speaks for itself.

Laura: I just love the journey of going to the places that we go; to bleed for it.

Wes: Leave it all out on the floor.

Laura: I know that process. So, when I see another actor that’s bleeding, I just bow to them, because I know what it takes to go there. I know the work that Wesley does. When I see that he’s spent at the end of the day, I’m like, “Babe, I so get it.” So, I can see where it could be really difficult for people that haven’t been there, because it’s a lot of work and you’re spent. It’s hard! For us, that works.

What do you think of Laura and Wes’ love connection? What do you think of the latest developments for GH’s Carly and Henrik? Comment below.

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GH Nurses’ Ball 2018 Conclusion: Anna Learns Henrik Is Her Son, Maxie Has Her Son, Ava Wows, Mike & Sonny Duet!

In the most moving and exciting episode of this 2018 GH Nurses’ Ball, all roads lead to the truth about Henrik and how he is really living his life as none other than Peter August (Wes Ramsey).  First, Robert (Tristan Rogers) who has punched out by Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) on stage drags him outside of the ballroom for his part in the cover[up.  Robert is worried about Anna’s (Finola Hughes) safety. Nina (Michelle Stafford) confronts her husband about how long he’s known who Henrik is.  She later figures out why he has been trying to whisk her and Charlotte out of the country.

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Onstage Mike (Max Gail) takes a mic, and makes a moment of saying he has Alzheimer’s and then launches into the song he remembers,“The Summer Wind.” As he sings, he imagines being accompanied by a big band as he proceeds to deliver a showstopper.  Suddenly, in reality, Mike is lost and disoriented … scared he stares around at the audience.  Sonny (Maurice Benard) gets up to the stage to help his dad by cluing him into the lyrics.  Sonny sings with Mike and gets him through the song.  They receive a standing ovation.

Ava (Maura West) who is preparing to perform her number comes across a moment between Kiki (Hayley Erin) and Griffin (Matt Cohen) backstage where they are in a hug.  Little does Ms. Jerome know that Griffin was consoling Kiki after her lewd run-in with Dr. Bensch (James DePaiva).   Then it is Maura West, who truly brings down the house for this year’s ball with her Ava’s rendition of “You Don’t Own Me.”  That tune was certainly a nod to all those that Ava feels have wronged her.  Yup! Sonny, Griffin and Kiki we think are some on her list!   Dressed in a white pant suit and accompanied by a bevy of male dancers, West knocked the interpretation of the song out of the park, to make it work for her character and the Nurses’ Ball.

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Elsewhere, Maxie (Kristen Storms) has gone into labor, and Peter is right there safely delivering her baby boy. Maxie is taken by paramedics to the hospital, while Peter calls Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) at Maxie’s urging to let him know what happened.  Spinelli has just found out, through Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Jason (Steve Burton) that Peter is Henrick!

Anna is walking into a trap on the pier as she waits for Henrick. When he appears, he has no idea that Anna is his mother, and thinks it’s all been a set-up.  He points a gun to eliminate her once and for all, but Anna says she has something to tell him.

The Nurses’ Ball concludes with a touching finale of “Champion” featuring: Epiphany (Sonya Eddy), Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel), Bobbie (Jackie Zeman), Amy (Risa Dorken) and the other nurses.

So, what did you think of the final episode of the GH Nurses’ Ball 2018?  What did you think of the musical performances? Do you think Maxie’s baby will be OK? Will Anna be able to tell Henrik that she is his mom? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Ryan Paevey Sends Out Touching Tweet On The Birth Of His TV Son On General Hospital!

On yesterday’s GH, viewers saw the tender moment when Maxie (Kirsten Storms) delivered her baby, who is the bio-son of her late husband, Nathan West.

When Maxie finds out she had a boy to carry on the legacy of her beloved husband, she is overcome.

Ryan Paevey (Ex-Nathan), who left the series earlier this year, took to Twitter upon seeing the episode and the image of the little baby that is his on-screen offspring.

He expressed: “Welcome to the world, little one …. it’s a scary place sometimes, and i so wish i could have been there to show you all the good stuff. Your mother loves you,and will take care of you and teach you …. watch out for her her for me will ya?”

Aaawww.  So many GH fans have been touched by the gesture, and how nice it is that it makes the whole journey and end of Nathan’s West story heartbreaking and bittersweet.

Were you touched by Ryan’s tweet?  Missing him on GH? Comment below

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