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One For The Ages: Jonathan Jackson and Tony Geary Share Emotional Scenes As Lucky & Luke Have Heart-to-Heart And The Return Of Little Jake Continues On General Hospital!

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Friday’s episode of General Hospital concluded an emotional week on the ABC soap opera as Jonathan Jackson (Lucky Spencer) took center stage along with his longtime scene partner, Tony Geary (Luke Spencer).

The much talked-about scenes that had been previewed in several interviews by GH icon, Genie Francis  (Laura Spencer) not only lived up to the hype, but exceeded it. When you think of classic acting duos in motion pictures and television that audiences love to see work together time and time again, we defy anyone to tell us that the team of Jackson and Geary isn’t right up there among them.

As the story continued, Luke came face-to-face with the little boy he thought he ran down with a car five years ago, Jake Spencer (James Nigbor).  Laura and Lucky walk onto the scene and finally Lucky is reunited with Jake and tells him he is his father.  When Luke explains some of how Helena faked Jake’s death, Lucky questions whether Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) has known the truth all along, to which Laura swears Nikolas wouldn’t keep a secret like this. But, would he?  As Laura goes to spend some time with Jake to prepare him for leaving Cassadine Island, that sets up the two-person scenes between Jackson and Geary, who combined have 13 Daytime Emmys between them.

As much as the scenes were the father and son heart-to-heart full circle moment between Luke and his first born, there was so much subtext going on between the dialog and the performances, as Jackson started his brilliant career as a little boy on GH under the tutelage of Geary, that the respect, admiration, and love that these two actors have for each other showed through as the scenes played out.

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Kudos to the GH writing team for some dialog that tugged at your heartstrings:  With Lucky saying to his father: “All I ever wanted was to measure up to you.”  To which Luke replied,  “Oh, cowboy.  Aim higher!”   When Luke explained about his inner demons, and his heinous upbringing resulting in killing his father, Lucky responded:  “It’s not fair, you were cursed with a father like him, and I was blessed with you.”  He went on to say: “I got to grow up with Luke Spencer: the man who taught me to trust my instincts, to think for myself … you never talked down to me, you never treated me like I was too young to understand, and when you did disappoint me, and you did, and I turned away from you, you took the full force of my rage and bitterness, and you brought me safe to the other side.  I wish you had the kind of father that I have.”  After the beautiful speech by Lucky, Luke responded and said, “I believe you get the life of the sum total of your choices … the good, and the bad.  And, I have made some terrible choices.  There is no doubt about that.  But the good ones … the sweet ones … the choices that made me the happiest … they all had to do with loving your mother, and raising you … my first born, the pride of my life.”   It was a beautiful tearjerker played masterfully by Jackson and Geary.

At the end of the episode, Lucky, Laura and Luke, and little Jake are back in Port Charles outside of Elizabeth’s (Rebecca Herbst) house.  Lucky doesn’t think this news of her son being alive should come from him, since he has disappointed her and always brought Liz bad news.  Luke insists this should come from him and stands by outside with Jake, as Lucky approaches the door.  Liz hears the doorbell and goes to answer the door, and when she opens it Lucky is there, and we fade to black!

What did you think of the scenes between Jonathan Jackson and Tony Geary? Lucky reuniting with Little Jake? Did you need the hankies for this episode? Excited for Monday’s airshow? Watch a few moments from Friday’s GH and then Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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janet

The scenes were Tony and Jonathan. Where exactly was Genie ? This was a boy who came on a show and was loved by the two actors who played his parents. JJ returned to say goodbye and that was great. I watched and all the time I was thinking Jon and Tony not Luke and Lucky. Great job. but shouldn’t Laura have been there also. Lucky with the tears of joy in his eyes at seeing his son was great now that Re-Ron brought up he was in touch with the other two boys. You could tell Tony and Jon respected each other and that’s great. All the love of family from Luke after Tony”s big mouth and not wanting a family would have made me gag if I didn’t think its Jon and Tony talking. Genie had better return if FrankenRon want me to watch. My give a damn’s busted about the show. JJ, Genie, Nathan, and Holly’s return made me tune back in. for how long its up to FrankenRon and NOT on twitter.

Lex

For some inexplicable reason, the writers chose not to give JJ and GF solo scenes after 16 years. I will never understand it. I know JJ’s schedule is packed, but taping one more scene couldn’t have been that difficult.

Harry

I hear ya, Lex but I told myself that the reason why is that Tony Geary is leaving for good and father and son needed some alone time to bid each other adieu.
Genie’s future as Laura is uncertain and perhaps JJ could make another cameo appearance down the road?
I am not sure if we’re quite done with Lucky yet–could be he will have a scene with his mother before he leaves.

su0000

I agree with Harry..
Lucky and Laura will have their moment, also of course..
((the fat lady hasn’t sang))
there is more hankie time coming ..

Timmm

Why is everyone obsessed over Genie? What has she done in the past thirty years? She was amazing as a young girl whose wedding to Luke was monumental. Thats it! I’m happy she is back and I hope they write her a story but back off, for now. This is about Luke’s exit. Him and Lucky shared scenes without Laura because it was about a father and son. Laura would have got in the way. Laura needs to step up and be there for Lulu!

me3

Now this is funny. Tony is known for ONE role while Genie Francis has appeared on many, many popular shows over the past 30 years. The shots people take at Genie on this board are quite preposterous. Tony Geary is a good actor but you don’t have to diminish Genie Francis to prove that point. The fact that you are doing so, says a lot.

Also, the OP didn’t say anything about Laura being in Luke and Lucky scenes, just that they wanted to see Genie and JJ get their own time as well. This team was a trio, not a duo, so Laura is never in anyone’s way in her own family.

But this is about Tony’s exit and JJ clearly only had a few days to give us. That’s the common sense answer to this question and while I also wanted to see Genie and JJ get some time onscreen, I understand that much. Again, you don’t have to diss Genie’s established career to make your point, but I guess you wanted to?

Timmm

@me3, I’m not taking a “Shot” at Genie or “Dissing” her. I said I am happy she is back. They were a family of three but Tony has more of a history with Lucky and its a father and son thing. If you would have read my post with a clear open mind you would understand what I said and what the show is doing. Also, Genie and Lucky are having scenes on Spoon Island on Tuesday. RELAX! And another thing, Tony chose to stay on GH for most of his 37 years. He could have done other projects. Genie did other things outside of GH. Thats great, her choice. If your a fan and you follow the soap opera scene you would also know that Genie and ABC have not always had the best relationship. So, me3, your messing with the wrong person accusing me of “Dissing” Genie. I love her and more importantly. I love GH!

me3

“Why are some so obsessed over Genie? What has she done in the past 30 years? She was amazing as a young girl whose wedding to Luke was monumental. Thats it!”

Those are your exact words. So I didn’t read into anything but what was stated. She was much more than a teenager who married Luke Spencer on GH. Laura and Lucky had a strong relationship too as mother and son. So I understand why some were wanting her to have a few scenes with JJ as we may not see them together again on GH. But I also understand that this exit is about Tony and JJ had very little time to shoot.

I am a fan of Tony and Genie and I’ve followed the show since 89.

If I misunderstood your tone then I apologize, but your words came off as if it made no sense as to why some would want Laura to have a scene with Lucky. And if you are a Laura or Genie fan you would know her history. So I’m not sure why you wouldn’t understand this desire, even if it’s not one you shared…

Harry

Timm, I don’t see any Genie-obsession here, but speaking for myself, I feel somewhat defensive of her because I feel she has been under valued and under rated. This may come off as my being obsessed with her but it’s really my feeling protective of her.
As I said before, she’s Ginger Rogers to Tony’s Fred Estaire. Fred got all the accolades but it was Ginger who was dancing backwards while wearing 4 inch heels.

heidi

Perfection!

tskyent

The scene between Jonathan & Tony was just Wonderful! It was very personal between them. I miss those G.H day’s. It’s not the same anymore 🙁 .

Harry

Their history as actors, with JJ having grown up playing Luke’s son, underscored the sweet poignancy of these scenes. It seems these two were not really acting–the dialogue merged with damn fine acting which rose up to produce something meaningful and memorable.
I also liked Luke telling Lucky that his happiest moments of life were spent with his mother and with him–no regrets.

Matilda

The scenes were well written and certainly well acted. Of course the overall story being told is full of holes and problems, but if you ignore what got Luke and Lucky in that room, it is easy to enjoy the dynamic.

If GH can focus on three things, I believe it can regain its audience and thrive. The show needs to cut down on the camp for camp’s sake and invest in GH characters and write stories with emotion and heart. Humor should come out naturally and camp should be used only on occasion and for certain stories.

The overall storytelling needs to be logical and coherent. It needs to be well thought out. Not just throwing spaghetti at a wall to see what sticks. Not bringing in random characters and villains for surprises but with no purpose and rewriting history in the process; Frank Smith, Peter Harrell etc.

And finally, as evidenced by the Luke/Lucky scenes and the great response, General Hospital needs to be General Hospital. The experiment of tons of new characters and soap actors from other shows who are supposed to be “stars” does not work. Fans do not follow these actors in mass and their presence, because there are so many, turns off loyal GH viewers. RC and FV have also shown that they are just not very good at creating new characters and making them interesting enough for people to care.

People care about Luke and Lucky because there is a history there and it was written by writers who took the time to develop them and their relationship.
GH has a rich history and great characters to write for, that’s what people want to see. And yes add new characters, add the next generation for core families and vets. No one cares about Kiki or her relationship with Ava or Silas or Franco. And they won’t ten years from now.

GH is suffering in the 18-49 demo. There are plenty of people in that age range who watched the show 15-20 years ago who tuned out. They would come back if GH was GH. They would come back if GH was more like it was Friday; about characters they know and have cared about. In today’s world, GH, a daytime drama, is not going to attract tons of “new” viewers who have no history with the show. They are not going to do it with camp and they are not going to do it with actors from other soaps playing new characters. The only path to increased viewership is making GH, GH again.

Laura

AMEN!

Harry

Ditto on the Amen! Matilda, once again you’re spot on right.

Cindy

Very well said.

Shay

You said it all, Matilda, and exceedingly well, to boot!!! Brava!!!!

tskyent

Amen to that

Rose

Your comment was “well written” and spot on. It was nice to like Tony as Luke again.

Candy

Nicely said. I also agree we don’t need Nina, Franco, Kiki, or the doctor x John McBain unless they could write x john a story that is worth his time. Sorry to say I’m not an Ava’s cousin fan either.

Bernice

Very true! Well Said! now if we can just have a Jason/Monica emotional moment

penny

That’s nice and all, but seeing the same characters and storylines over and over again isn’t really entertaining. People get old and People move on. New characters bring excitement, curiosity and intrigue if the stories are good and the actors can act. I’m all for the present because the past is the past.

Matilda

Well that works for you, but that is not the view of the majority of viewers as evidenced by the ratings. Serial dramas are about history and legacy. You remove that component and you lose the brand and the audience.

If Valentini and Carlivati want to write and produce a brand new show with new characters, they should write one and try and sell it to a network.

New characters bring excitement? It depends on the characters and how much “excitement” one is willing to take. And again, if you read my post, I said that new characters should be added but they should be relevant to the existing canvas.

The bottom line is that viewers who recently came to GH who came for their OLTL actors or other’s, perpetrate this ridiculous notion that a soap opera that has lasted for 50 years should not be about that soap opera, but that the way to go is new characters like Franco because he is played by Roger Howarth who was Todd and we should want to watch him do anything. That works for a very small group of people and it’s nonsense. If it wasn’t, there would be a whole lot more people watching GH.

nancy dillingham

I saw Tony Geary soften visibly and audibly (as the “real” Luke did all those years) in the latest scenes with Genie and with Jonathan Jackson. I loved (though it was–alas–too little, too late) to hear “Luke” say that the ”sweetest” part of his life was when he loved Laura and was the father to Lucky. I savored those moments–and the talk between Lucky and Luke. The old magic was there as it used to be. Kudos to the writer who wrote those scenes and to the actors–Tony, Genie, and Jonathan.

It was fascinating to watch TG’s progession from the first scenes with Genie–where he seemed to have the hooded eyes and lackluster voice and where he didn’t even appear to look at Genie or give her anything emotionally to play off of when she was working so hard, giving her all–to the latest scenes on Fri. where, almost as it it were happening organically as it did when he first worked with Genie and the young Jonathan, Tony softened and became the gentle, protective person he used to be when playing Luke originally.

Fascinating because it was as if he fell, almost unwillingly or unwittingly, if you will, into the same mode of acting as he exhibited all those years ago.

It was so gratifying to me as a longtime viewer–and sad also–because TG had wasted so much time violating the very character he created–the quixotic, unique, funny, quirky, playful, agile Luke, who found the love of his life, held on tightly, and became part of the greatest love story of all time, and now, stood, for good measure, in the “twilight” of his life, holding on and loving just as fiercely the lovely Laura and their incomparable, sensitive Lucky, “made” in their image, mirroring the best in the two of them.
A fine moment!
Wish there had been more.
Maybe there will be a few more before Tony’s “swan song.”

This would go a long way in restoring TG’s image, which has been mightily tarnished by the last “Fluke” story and the devastating 52nd anniversary show where TPTB (and the actor TG”) violated the character of Luke, almost beyond repair, and made the Spencer family victims of their past. Luke was always known as the one character that could make “lemonade” out of lemons, to use a trite adage, but one that applies here. A victim is a thankless part to play and the audience can’t celebrate a victim. We always celebrated Lucas Lorenzo Spencer who triumphed over his past and any other seemingly unsurmountable odds. We loved that Luke!.

Lex

Such a great post. And so true. It’s days like yesterday that remind me why I used to love Luke.

nancy dillingham

Thanks, Lex!

Harry

Beautifully written, Nancy. And you nailed it with your description of Tony’s mannerisms and how they softened as he went along–it’s like he gave into the sweetness and the unmistakable and palpable power of their love.

nancy dillingham

Thanks so much, Harry!

Fanny

Beautifully said Nancy…

Patrick

“…, holding on and loving just as fiercely the lovely Laura and their incomparable, sensitive Lucky, “made” in their image, mirroring the best in the two of them. ”

wow – beautiful

this made me cry

oh so true

Rose

Nancy….well said. I found I softened and relaxed as well as Tony played Luke like I remembered. And even Genie’s Laura and Lucky were in the zone.

nancy dillingham

Thank you, Patrick!

nancy dillingham

That’s really true, I think, Rose; we did all relax with the actors and get in the zone with them, didn’t we?

Les

Friday was indeed a very good day for GH. Jonathan, Tony and Genie did an amazing job. Nancy, your post captured and crystallized these emotional scenes so perfectly!

nancy dillingham

Thanks again, Les!

Aden

What an awesome post!!! Thank you! 🙂

nancy dillingham

Thanks, Aden!

Elite Advisors

Nancy,

Your words were perfection. You are so right…. the “old” Luke we know and LOVED ha so many layers to him…but the love and kindness…and softness he displayed towards Laura and his family is why we loved him o much.

While as in real life love does sometimes evolve, the light in his eyes did finally return for all of us to see a fleeting glimpse of the old Luke we all fell in love with years ago.

I hope the last few weeks will be the same, a final “gift” for those of us that grew up with Luke and Laura so many years ago. While real life may not always have a happy ending, at least leave us with a warm, familiar ending to a character we learned to forgive and love.

nancy dillingham

Thanks so much, Elite Advisors.

Rebecca1

Touching post, Elite.

CeeCee

A very informative, descriptive post, Nancy….evoking so much nostalgia to stir the heartstrings.
The only glitch is how Don Quijote compares to Luke. Did I miss something in my extensive reading of Cervantes? The hidalgo’s imaginary adventures were noble as he strode into the sunset. …..Whereas, Luke turned into Fluke, the monster. Perhaps the only shared quality between the two was insanity.
The other ‘lukian’ qualities you enumerate, I am certainly starting to see…the love for his children is palpable….I also saw a hint of the quirkiness and funny disposition everyone admires.

nancy dillingham

Thanks, Cee Cee–glad you liked the post–and are starting to see the qualites we have loved so much in our “original” Luke, as created by Tony Geary.

And. I was using the adjective “quixotic” to refer to the romantic and idealistic side that Luke always exhibited towards Laura. In Tony Geary’s words, when he described the way Luke felt about the Laura, Luke “idealized” her and put her “on a pedestal.” He has often said, also, that Laura gave Luke his “humanity.” He used to always call her “his angel” because, in many ways, she was.

nancy dillingham

On more thought, Cee Cee. When I commented, I wasn’t thinking of the “Fluke” character; he is NOT Luke as I came to know him over these many years. I was glimpsing the original character of Luke when I commented on those latest scenes.

CeeCee

Ok, Nancy. I accept that. Furthermore, my “Luke” knowledge is quite limited, but, I am beginning to see the very magnetic and overpowering personality in Luke.

Jeremy

I’ll just say this, Jonathan Jackson was brilliant in Friday’s scene. The emmy-award winning actor is such a gem; super grateful that JJ could return, he knocked it out of the park. Love him on Nashville. I would love to see Jonathan in motion pictures, he’s a very special and connected actor. Well done to Jonathan Jackson for such riveting and moving scenes.

nancy dillingham

Thanks, Fanny!

nancy dillingham

Jonathan surely learned from two masters–Tony and Genie–didn’t he? A special actor!

Fanny

@Nancy… He most certainly has. And again your post was perfection!

Lex

What an incredible day GH had yesterday.

These two are just really special in scenes together. I am continually amazed. Give them the Emmys already.

Fanny

Anthony and Jonathan were absolutely PHENOMENAL, everything I’d wished for
& more!!!!! When Luke speaks to Lucky about the “choices” he made in life..good
bad, the choices that made him the happiest…had to do with loving Laura…..
raising him..his first born..his pride and joy!!! I criiiiiiiiiiiiiied…….
Anthony and Jonathan were so EMOTIONALLY invested in that scene, sitting
on the edge of that table spoke volumes of where Luke & Lucky are right now
in their lives. THANK YOU RON AND FRANK THIS IS GH AT ITS BEST ❗️

su0000

Fanny, hi..

It was a welcomed breath of fresh air to read a pleasing acknowledging appreciation post.
To– ALL —
who left heartfelt posts, you are loved and it was a pleasure to read your luvin thoughts!!

(at this great GH historical moment-
to the me me me, I want, bitch whine and complainers– in the cellar with you!))

LONG LIVE GH !!!

Harry

So, Su00, does this not prove that we will applaud good quality stories when they are written for us? Does this not prove that we don’t belly ache, whine and complain for no good reason?
If the good character stories come our way, you betcha we’re going to applaud wildly. Yes, we fans can be pleased. I do hope TPTB are paying attention to the positive feedback as much as the negative feedback.
That said, I would like to say to JJ–Oh please don’t go! We’ll eat you up! We love you so.

Sincerely,

The Wild Things.

Fanny

@su0000…Thank you, LONG LIVE GH❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️

Rebecca1

Su…there are people who live to post their negative comments on each and every character they don’t like. One poster, who shall remain nameless, comes to mind. Fact, if there wasn’t someone for her to make fun of dare say she’d no longer post…

Then there are legitimate gripes…I can tell you in every medium, whether it be television, film or books…longstanding fans are going to want quality and as I posted before, continuity. So it was particularly touching to see Jonathan Jackson and Tony Geary play it one more time…they were so believable, touching as father/son from the time JJ was a little boy. Many of us watched those years.

By the same token, Laura was a huge, wonderful part of those years, that history. So in the same way you don’t like when people complain about a story…many didn’t like when you brought up how much you were bored by Laura…and basically stated she wasn’t important…only to the “ol timers.”

It works both ways. The annoyance you feel when others complain…is the same others feel when you complain. And I’m not talking about people, ,Ike the one, lol, who shall not be named…but people who have legitimate gripes about silly stories, characters not acting “themselves” and great vets…like Laura, Lucky, the now deceased Duke, AJ,,,Ned, Monica, Mac…that just wasn’t GH..it still is. The writers seem to have forgotten that.

So in one sense I agree with you…if someone needs to get on here and continually bitch and moan…its grating on the nerves. On the other hand, no need for you to continuously state on every post that a beloved character like Laura comes back…how boring and irrelevant you find her.

Cheers to most of us agreeing about father and son!

me3

The scenes were magical but I expected nothing less. I cried because it was the last we’ll see of it. Then I became angry thinking of all the years we missed not having all 3 actors on this canvas. Tony, Genie and Jonathan are just… right. It almost righted all the wrongs done to Luke these last few years. Almost. I can only hope Tony and Genie’s last moments are special as well but something tells me we may not be as fortunate with LnL. What a crime against this entire genre that would be.

I hope the ptb read the boards this weekend and realize that Friday’s show is General Hospital. Notjust bbecause of Triple L, but because when I turn on GH I expect to see Spencers talking, Cassadines fighting, infidelity, the QUARTERMAINES, danger, angst and the freaking hospital. Nix the new characters and let’s tell some good stories again. We don’t need camp to lighten this show. We need heart and thoughtful dialogue. That, along with a little danger, is what GH is all about. Or supposed to be anyway. I hope this show finds it’s true voice again before it’s too late.

nancy dillingham

Me3, you do say it well: “We need heart and thoughtful dialogue.”

Mary SF

The thing that made those scenes good was the fact we knew that the actors were putting their own heart into it– you can tell JJ wasn’t so much speaking to Luke than he was speaking to Tony. It had the same vibe as those last scenes Jess Walton had with Jeannie Cooper on Y&R– we just knew, they knew those would be her last scenes. The writing wasn’t what made it, nor was it the acting, but all of us, being privileged to witness a personal moment, made public via their characters. I think it was a moment that long time fans can relish, and new fans appreciate. It was touching, and since very little on this show actually touches the heart anymore it seem better than it really is, because unlike many others I don’t think this moment was worth the poorly thought out story line I had to watch to see it.

Kelly j Ryan

The last time I felt so much emotion was when John Ingle sacrificed his drinking water for Emma to have.
I could tell that was the last time I’d ever see him as Edward Q. And that scene was so fitting just like Tony’s was.

su0000

It was very well done..

The poor Spencer family-
Jonathan Jackson and Tony Geary are magic thing is there was no Jonathan Jackson and Tony Geary and Genie for years to delight in..
The Laura, Luke, Lucky and Ethan are no longer a family on GH to give the magic..
It was the actors, their charisma that made an awesome family..
Enjoy every second of them while you can ..

Tony Geary has left the building and now is in Amsterdam.. 🙁

Peggy

It was such a meaningful, beautiful moment for me – I have watched GH for 37 years and have loved Luke and Laura and Lucky all these years. During the period that Luke and Laura were first on the run, I dreamed and dreamed that I was right along with them – such an exciting time! The beautiful moments with Luke once again with Laura and Lucky made me cry – I simply loved it….

Theresa

They were phenomenal – they are two of the finest actors and the play off each other so well. They both deserve Emmys next year- Jonathan for Guest Appearance andTony for his ongoing fine acting in any situation.

ppage

Agree with everything you’ve said – except – Genie Francis helped JJ as a child actor as well. You can see in the early years that Lucky was a wonderful combination of Luke and Laura just as JJ’s acting style was a combo of the 2 with special moments of his own. I know that this is Tony’s exit, which means the articles and commentary are focusing on Geary’s influence – but isn’t it always the Tony Geary show?! I’ll miss him, and am grateful that GH had him for so many years. But we need to give Genie the respect and admiration she deserves……..I loved Friday’s scenes and wish JJ had more time for scenes with Genie…..Am happy JJ was able to negotiate time with GH.

Timmm

When Genie leaves JJ will escort her into the sunset. Let Tony have his day!

Kelly j Ryan

When Luke called Lucky “Cowboy”, I could see young JJ and Tony all over again.
And that ” Cowboy” moment always gets me all teared up.

I just love them so much.

Charday

Good episode on Friday (for a change) for so many reasons. Also, great to see Monica Q back (first time since the Xmas/Krampus episode).

Jeremy

Yeah, Monica’s appearance was a SHOCKER, more than the storylines, which don’t seem to shock me, the emergence of Monica, was SHOCKING, in a good way. It’s about time, right?
I hope Leslie Charleson is given much more needed airtime.

Charday

Monica can be integral into so many storylines. As I’m sure you saw, she was in the preview for Monday’s episode. Also, Monica’s confrontation of Sonny, for murdering AJ, is long over due. Maybe that will happen?

Timmm

Hats off to the writers. Great dialogue by two fine actors. Hopefully now newer fans can see the old magic that JJ and TG shared for many years. Tony and Jonathan reminded me of how good GH USED to be! It looks like Luke gets to clear one of his biggest mistakes in “Running” over Jake. By the way it was refreshing to see Luke and Lucky having a heart to heart drinking water instead of the usual booze! I’m tired of seeing all these actors guzzling alcohol!

su0000

Timmm, hi
I did not see Luke and Lucky back in time..
Fans who went through years/decade with them have the memories, connection..
I thought is was very well done, heart touching.. I liked it too..
However, I think some of the moment greatness was because of the actors past..
The same dialogue done by two others would not have been as great.

I had a good time seeing JJ !! and really enjoyed a look at Luke and Lucky’s past..
))it was TG and JJ that brought the tears, don’t expect the same from others they ain’t them, nope 🙂

happy all vtes had a super good time seeing the two together once again !

Timmm

Your right su0000, JJ and TG made those ordinary scenes into extraordinary! I still liked how it was written but I see what your saying, those two and their history made the dialogue more effective. It made us feel good because we are seeing GH become a shell of what it used to be. I am hopeful that seeing Monica with Jason, Jake is alive and Paul is back with Dillion at the Q’s that this mega family will be front burner soon again! Hopefully!

CeeCee

The scene between Luke and Lucky today, was heart-wrenching. Except for the Fluke insanity, I take everything I ever said about Luke back. I see how easily a viewer falls prey to Tony’s enigmatic persona. He could not have given his acting any more steam, if he tried…it was perfection….his words of praise, his encouragement, his advice to his son was so real; I fell hook, line and sinker. I actually cried. Between that scene and Lizzie’s reunion with her son, I was ‘done for’……
Jonathan was not so shabby himself. The courage it took for Lucky to admit to this darkness, this phantasm, this cancer deep inside, eating away at him is admirable. Wow, and double Wow!!
When you’re right, you’re right, Su. GH rocks!!
PS. This is also for Timmm, Harry and so many others who tried to convince me what a superb actor Tony is. But, please understand that as a newcomer, I was introduced to Fluke…..and it went from there. I did not know Luke. After this ‘par excellance’ performance, I wish I could see more of him. Lo and behold! …I am a convert!!!….LOL.

Mary

The gentlemen was right get back to basics..i have watched recorded Gh since it started with Dr Hardy Bobbie Spencer….its not the same anymore with show it drags on and on get over it …Ava Kiki Franco who cares

su0000

I luv Franco! Nina and Ava 🙂

Agnes

The writing for Luke and lucky was phenomenal.
It was as if the years were turned back. Wish the writing would continue to be so good.
Hated the Fluke storyline. Hated the Michael/AJ storyline. AJ was a worthless person and Michael putting him on a pedestal was sickening. Still don’t understand why Franco got out of prison. I don’t like him as a character. He should have stayed Todd. I don’t like the Valerie character. After everything Dante and lulu have been through he has spent way to much time with Valerie from the very beginning. Would be nice to have Genie back on the show again, if they could actually write a good storyline for her. It will always be a connection between Laura and Luke, but I agree that that boat has sailed. Let her find someone else to love like Luke did with Tracy. And, please don’t let it be Scott Baldwin. That is such a bad relationship. They really dropped the ball with the Lucy, bobby, Scott triangle. Every time a character begins to develop story lines get dropped. I have been a fan for many years and you are definitely losing me.

su0000

Why does everyone need to be immediately paired off..
There are many unattached people who are very happy..

(so tired of needing everyone paired up, it never ever lasts anyways)

CeeCee

I agree, Su. Some people are happier single. Yes, go out and have fun. Being single does not preclude an amazingly fulfilling life.
Nonetheless, that’s what society demands. If one remains single, then it means something is wrong with that person. As I always wont to say….soaps mimic life.
Just as with Jake….as soon as he recovered, he was already playing footsies with Liz….and Sam, as well. The writers didn’t even give her time to take a breather after Silas….that little hesitation she had, concerning Patrick, was for nought.

Freda

A dream come true seeing J Jackson back for Tony’s departure. Their relationship is beautiful. If ELIZABETH is not the one to tell Jake/Jason who he is then it ruins the last 10 years of their connection.

Dawn

Though never a huge fan of Ron C. writing, this episode so took my heart that I purchased it on iTunes. Although I believe Tony hinted that some of the original script was changed a bit when he and JJ got together to work scenes and that would explain the very poignant moment. Love, love, love these two together. They work absolute magic together. As for those wondering where Laura was, well, think about it for a second. I love GF, but if you recall, she left soon after the return to Port Charles because she had a baby. That is when she had Lulu onscreen. Laura went into hiding with the baby and Luke was pretty much left to raise Lucky, so the truth is, Genie was only around for a short time on GH with JJ. It was Luke most of the time.

This was a goodbye for Luke, not Laura. GF has not been onscreen nearly as much (on GH) as Tony and that was her choice. She may have gotten short changed, but I really don’t think so. She doesn’t seem to hold any bad will at all, so why do so many fans hold that against Tony? That scene would not have been the same with Genie there because it was a father/son moment. Like it or not, Tony and JJ worked together more and had far more interaction onscreen than Genie did with JJ. It’s just the way it is, so please stop with all the comparing. My highest hope is that Genie (Laura) will get a decent story line and will be convinced to stay longer this time. I want to see her shine in her own right, but that all depends on the new writers and the willingness of Genie to stick around. I personally would not have changed one single thing of those scenes with JJ and TG. They were nothing short of amazing and it definitely brought tears to my eyes.

Tina Grams

If it is at all possible for Jonathan Jackson to make another entrance on GH, TPTB should do everything they can to make it happen. As a fan of Lucky and Liz from the beginning of their relationship til now, I feel like there should be closure for us in the form of a final reunion with LL2. Why couldn’t Lucky turn to Liz one last time to help him get through the “darkness” and in the end let them be together and have a little happiness. If GH ends up leaving the air, there should definitely be a happily ever after for Lucky and Elizabeth!!!!!!!

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GH Preview – Week of May 28, 2018

GH: Will Drew Discover His True Past?

Coming up on General Hospital, Drew (Billy Miller) searches for his memories and decides that he wants Andre (Anthony Montgomery) to prepare to move ahead with the high-risk request to strip him of Jason’s (Steve Burton) memories so that he can retrieve his own.  Will Drew be able to get his life back?

Then, though Carly (Laura Wright) did not intentionally push Nelle (Chloe Lanier) down the stairs, Diane (Carolyn Hennesy) convinces her that her best chance at freedom is to enter a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity.  As a result, Carly expects to be sent to a mental institution rather than prison, but what will happen? Here are more teasers for next week’s General Hospital.

Monday, May 28

An encore presentation for Memorial Day.  Episode 14035. Original air date: 4/13/18

Tuesday, May 29

Carly snaps

Wednesday, May 30

Peter has leverage

Thursday, May 31

Valentin tries to defend himself

Friday, June 1

Jason offers words of encouragement

So, do you hope Drew regains his memories once and for all?  Has Carly got herself in so much hot water that the only place for her to go is straight into a mental institution when she’s perfectly fine?  Share your thoughts on the most intriguing storylines on General Hospital via the comment section below.

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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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