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Anthony Geary On Luke's General Hospital Send-Off: "He's been A Difficult, Eclectic Character To Find A Logical Motivating Conclusion For, But They've Done That."

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As General Hospital and pop culture television fans prepare to watch Monday’s July 27th episode of the ABC daytime drama series, which will feature the final scenes of eight-time Daytime Emmy winner and icon, Anthony Geary as Luke Spencer, the actor had a few parting shots and thoughts for the Los Angeles Times in a terrific piece on the daytime legend.

Just exactly what is said as Luke departs Port Charles on today’s airshow is yet to be seen in most of the country, but for many, this is a a major landmark in a historic 37-year career on General Hospital. As for his final decision to leave GH, which he has been contemplating for 15 years now, Geary related: “I feel very positive about my decision. That’s tempered by leaving a character that has been part of me for more than half my life.”

And as far as today’s big final wrap-up, as viewers tune in with hankies ready to say farewell to the much beloved, and at times, much maligned character of Luke Spencer, Geary said it is very challenging to wrap it in some bow: “They’ve given me a terrific wrap for my character. He’s been a difficult, eclectic character to find a logical motivating conclusion for, but they’ve done that.”

Even in the wake of being very public about not wanting to hear about Luke and Laura (Genie Francis) ad nauseam, Geary did pay homage to his time with Francis and their on-screen chemistry, when he smiled and said: “Those clear eyes, that porcelain skin.  When Genie looked up at me, I really felt like somebody. She gave me romance. I gave her danger. That was the gift we handed each other without realizing it.”

So, daytime’s unconventional leading man, who broke the mold for daytime actors, is taking his final bow today on General Hospital.   Hard to believe, but it is truly an end of an era.

What do you think of Tony’s comments about the conclusion of the character of Luke Spencer? Ready to say one last goodbye today?  Share your thoughts below!

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

I was bored with his finale episode…the entire ep. shouldve been about him leaving with flashbacks ect…maybe a suprise going away party at Niks mansion with the entire Spenser family with Heather popping out of a giant BLT with a knife…but it was more the Nina hour…at least they had him leave on a fog shrouded pier like i wanted…too bad they couldnt had a shocking twist where Luke and Sonny run off together as secret lovers!!!…lol…that shouldve been Luke and Laura in that last scene on the pier and him giving her the letter as some farewell type song… Read more »

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

Well, Luke couldve revealed he is a woman caught in a mans body…he goes to Amsterdam for an operation and returns to PC as a woman calling herself Caitlin Spenser and played by Robin Strasser or Susan Sullivan or Susan Lucci…lol

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Wow, Jimh…lol. You never fail to amuse me…love it.

Maureen Lynch
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Maureen Lynch

I agree with you. I too was a little bored. But now it’s over and we can move forward. It felt like he passed the torch to Sonny.

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

Im glad to move forward but not passing the torch to Sonny…this is an ensemble show and each actor deserves their moment to shine…less Sonny days for me the better…he is more of a gloomy dark cloud than anything So(u)nny…lol

Lin
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Lin

I thought it was a real let down. They did not even have him seek out his daughter to say goodbye. The episode should have been devoted to Luke.Other than saying goodbye to Bobbie the other day and the part of the episode on Friday with Laura Wright as his mom and seeing himself as a child, and leaving with his alter ego, there has really been little that was hinted of it being dedicated to Luke. He

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I agree with you, Jimh! What a dud of a “send-off” for Luke sandwiched in with all the other ho hum stories. Couldn’t they have devoted today’s epi solely to the so-called Luke farewell? And then they had to parse it out–a bit of Sonny, a bit of Lulu–and–what?–nada with Laura. A letter addressed to “My Angel” you say? Wow! where’s the drama in that, I ask? And now, NOW, Tony can finally say something positive: “Those clear eyes, that porcelain skin. When Genie looked up at me I really felt like somebody.” (Aside: Tony, how do you think Genie… Read more »

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

I agree…very well said…all praise goes to Genie who is a true class act…

lellingw
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lellingw

I am angry that I spent 6 weeks watching what is now an awful show but I liked supporting Genie. But… how would you like to be stuck traveling a guy who destains the sight of you and barely talks to you and then gets to go back home and just be meeting with the kids and grandkids. The only really meaty scene she had is with Scotty. I love watching the old episodes on youtube but the current show is hopeless and I feel that making Tony Geary the center of the show was a huge problem. Even when… Read more »

Justin
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Justin

Amen! I don’t care what Tony Geary or anyone says……his last scene should have been with Genie Francis. Whether he likes it or not, this show (if you can call it that these days) wouldn’t be on if it weren’t for that couple’s magic!

kathy
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kathy

I, too, thought Luke & Laura should have been on the pier together and the episode should have been dedicated to him. I will so miss him.

Harry
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Harry

I agree with all of you. Holy Anti Climatic, Batman! I really could have done without Geary playing Luke’s father bellowing at Luke. (By the way, The Soup parodied that scene–you can find it on Youtube) Indeed, Luke’s exit scenes were ripe with possibility–so ripe that they should have been fool proof and should have basically written themselves. We got a whiff of how good it could have been with the goodbye scene which transpired between Bobby and Luke last Friday. It was well acted, subtle, yet powerful, because it was replete with history and it was underscored with a… Read more »

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

I have mixed feelings…ill miss the character more than the actor!!!

Carolina
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Carolina

Glad he’s gone!

Luke has been nothing more than a loathsome, alcoholic skirt chaser ever since he put his beloved Laura in a sanitarium in September of 2002.

kelly
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kelly

I seem to recall reading interviews with Tony Geary over the past 10 years or so where he clearly stated that as far as he was concerned Luke and Laura were over; a thing of the past. Tony Geary wanted Luke to be involved with other women. I think that the story of line of Luke/Tracy was one that Tony pushed for and wanted.

Ces
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Ces

How could they waste an entire show on filler crap and give us 7 minutes of Luke’s exit????? No flashbacks, and no scene with Genie?? I feel so letdown!! RC should be ashamed of this poorly written exit of the most iconic character ever to grace daytime
Not a dry I saying watching him with Maurice though. You will be missed Tony!! You wont RC!!

Ces
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Ces

Dry * eye* watching him ….i meant to type.

lellingw
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lellingw

I’m sure it was Tony’s doing and the letter was put in by the panicked writers. Cruel, selfish and a lack of regard for others and this is what he received Emmys for. The competition in the 80s and 90s was too great but the 2000s, there was no competition at all and the Daytime Emmys became a joke.

monica
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monica

Thank you for the many years. May God bless you in all you do. Love ya!

Amy
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Amy

I want to know what is in the letter he wrote to his angel, Laura. I felt this exit story was empty. Luke’s legacy deserved more. It deserved longer scenes and more dialog. It deserved more chemistry like the few long scenes shared with Jonathan Jackson and the one scene shared with Jackie Zeman. It deserved a lot more flashbacks. ABC doesn’t have the budget anymore to do an adventure storyline properly, so they should have steered clear of the adventure storyline. The “adventure” scenes were cheap, campy and embarrassing. They missed an opportunity to make the best with their… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Amen to your comments, Amy. And underscore that last sentence: “. . .written by a nonchalant person trying to meet a deadline. Dead as a doornail, I say.

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

It was like they were working with half a script!!!

Abby Clark
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Abby Clark

I seems that everyone who is disappointed with today’s show needs to remember that the show must go on. Everyone complained about how long the Fluke story took before it was resolved. Now complaints about how little time his departure took. Some people are never happy with the writers. Yes I will very much so miss Luke.. Nothing person Nancy Dillingham I just decided to coment and I was at yours.

Matilda
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Matilda

The episode was a total disgrace. The usual minute long scenes. Luke’s finale didn’t even focus on Luke. He was seven minutes of the entire show that was filled with Franco,Nina,Ava, kiki, Morgan, Madeline. You just have to be kidding.

RC may have written it, but Valentini put it on the air. How do you promote Luke’s send off and he is barely in the episode and there are no flashbacks? A disgrace and it is not just on RC. Frank is the EP and ABC is involved as well. I am totally speechless.

su0000
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su0000

It would have been cool if indeed you were ”totally speechless”
It was done very well, all involved have said as much..
Tony himself was pleased..

It was well done, just not the way you personally wanted it done for you .. lol

Harry
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Harry

Suoo, we all know you’re so bitter about Ron’s firing that you can taste the bile in your mouth, but folks like Matilda have the right to voice their displeasure with a long anticipated scene without you telling them that you wish they had remained speechless.
Matilda, I agree with your every word, and yes, Ron is not entirely to blame.

Stephanie
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Stephanie

So true, Matilda.

su0000
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su0000

Dear Harry..
I never told anyone to ”remain silent” ..
they can bellyache all they want.
I said;
”It would have been cool if indeed you were ”totally speechless”’
”been cool”

you have a good hair day now, Harry 🙂

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Speechless, yes!

Ces
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Ces

i agree with you Matilda.

lellingw
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lellingw

I was horrified at Ron’s team’s writing until I saw the end. The two episodes at the house and the one with Bobbie was wonderful. So Laura didn’t deserve anything and Scotty? At least stop at the bar! I feel I was mislead and the letter thing is geared toward making me think that someday Luke will come back and really get back together with Laura.

Dan
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Dan

I just watched Tony Geary’s final episode, and let me just say, that was an embarrassing disgrace of a sendoff. I’ve defended FV and RC a lot more than most, but there’s no defending what I just saw. No final scenes with Genie Francis. And yeah, I know Geary’s take on the whole Luke & Laura thing, but they couldn’t even put together one farewell scene for the longtime fans of the show, if for nothing else? Instead Laura gets a letter. What a disgrace. The final show of an icon who has been part of the show for 37… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

You got it, Dan! “. . .they couldn’t even put together one farewel scene for the logtime fans. . .” Shame on them!

su0000
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su0000

You actually thought they dedicate the whole episode to Tony’s last day LOL Tony has had a 3 week goodbye.. If the episode was dedicated to Tony everyone would whining over that too.. Ron may well not have written the script, outlined yes but written it, perhaps or not. There are writers who write for Luke.. Certain writers write for certain characters.. Ron does not entire scripts . Tony has in his contract he himself can change his lines etc in the script, also.. Tony liked it.. Geary said it is very challenging to wrap it in some bow: “They’ve… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

I loved every scene..
It was an emotional journey, well done..

ALL, who were in the scenes during past 3 weeks have given their best.
I will miss seeing Tony..
I am happy that he is happy with his last scenes..

Geary said it is very challenging to wrap it in some bow: “They’ve given me a terrific wrap for my character. He’s been a difficult, eclectic character to find a logical motivating conclusion for, but they’ve done that.”

(and it’s not easy to please Tony 🙂

I can only hope someday Tony will surprise us with a return guest stint..

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

Well said Su! I agree.

Tre
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Tre

Never been more disappointed in GH!!!! So much hype about the final farewell and this is what we got!?!?!?! He was not even really on the scene until the last few minutes and although it is sad he is leaving….. it was BORING to say the least!! I thought they were waiting till the end to show him remembering ALL the memories through the years .and NOTHING!!! I can only hope that as Laura reads her letter …there are lot’s of flashbacks. While his last scene with LuLu was a little touching … I think he should have tracked her… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Yeah, just wrong.
And BORING–can’t believe I would ever have to say that, either.

lellingw
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lellingw

It was very wrong and very Tony. The letter was the writers’ idea to smooth things over. I see the final photos of the party in a whole new light between them. She must have been very hurt and a bit desperate. This is her legacy too and she is still working. Both Laura and Tracy deserve good men who are interesting and exciting. I was alarmed when Tracy said she was not only backing away from Luke but ELQ too? So what is she supposed to do? Be rich and stay home to find herself? Good lord!

Stephanie
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Stephanie

So true. What a missed writing opportunity for Tracy. Tracy needs to lock horns with Nikolas to control ELQ. The writers could do so much with this story right now. It could be a good chance for Tracy to prove her late father wrong and run ELQ successfully.

Sam
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Sam

I wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t show Laura reading the letter. Or I wouldn’t be surprised if the letter isn’t really personal. Maybe in the letter he is asking Laura to take over his half of Kelly’s Diner. Genie said she would like for Laura to run Kelly’s. …makes me wonder if that is what the writers are about to do for Genie. Luke was trying to skip town without saying goodbye to anyone. Bobbie found him. Sonny’s men stumbled upon him and took him to Sonny. Lulu found him. Since he was so H*ll-bent on skipping town in… Read more »

Sam
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Sam

Correction: Luke will probably end up in Vegas or Amsterdam owning and operating a legal brothel. It would be his way of still being shady but not necessarily on the wrong side of the law anymore. Ick.

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

The previews made it look like this was going to be a celebration of Luke’s life, with flashbacks and his family and friends toasting him, this was a depressing mess! The only bright spot was Luke’s letter to his “Angel”, Laura. Anyone tuning in today, thinking they were going to be treated to a great Luke-centered episode, full of reminiscing, was in for a big letdown. I just can’t take it any more. This show can’t do right by Luke & Laura, they can’t do right by ANYBODY! There will never be another Luke&Laura-type romance. It’s all darkness and despair,… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Yes, I agree with all of your thoughts The only “bright spot was Luke’s letter to his ‘Angel’, Laura.”
TPTB (and perhaps TG?) threw us a crumb, didn’t they?

And I feel just as you do. Your last 3 sentences say it all.

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

IKR? LUKE AND LAURA got ZIP! So why should we expect happiness for any of the other couples?! Not with Carlivati writing, anyway, thank goodness he’s gone!

Les
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Les

Maddie, I am with you all the way. What a complete letdown.

I wonder if we will even learn what is in the letter to Laura or will it all happen off camera?

Feeling cheated all over again…

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

I doubt very much that RC ever intended for us to know what’s in that letter. As Nancy said, it’s a “crumb” to Luke&Laura fans, no more. Now the new writers might right this wrong .. they are women after all, so they know how important romance is to their female audience. Remember in 1987 when the audience was angry at Robert’s cavalier attitude towards Holly’s death? Months later, he got a letter from Holly, complete with flashbacks in a musical montage, and he mourned her properly. Perhaps, if there’s enough outrage, we will get a scene like that for… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

I could give a hoot about Luke & Laura..
I, as many others who joined GH after the Luke & Laura have zero connection to them..
Good whatever is in a letter and not a long Luke & Laura speach …. 🙂

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

Whether you watched during Luke&Laura is irrelevant. They are very important to the history of GH, in fact, without them, there would BE no GH! It would surely have been canceled long ago without them. They are the most popular couple EVER on soaps! I wasn’t watching when Luke&Laura were first on either, I started watching during the Aztec Treasure story. But I still love and respect their legacy. Doug&Julie on DAYS were before my time, but I adore them because they were the original supercouple, even before Luke&Laura! They were on the cover of TIME. People who don’t even… Read more »

Les
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Les

Su0000, for someone who doesn’t give a hoot about Luke and Laura, you sure spend a lot of time on this site talking about them…

su0000
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su0000

Hi Les..
no, I do not talking about Luke & Laura the couple means nothing to me so nothing to say about them..
I have said stuff about Laura, I do not like her. She irritates me..

Justin
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Justin

Maddiehayes, I agree with you! I don’t know how some people can watch these soaps without knowing and respecting the history. Couples like Doug and Julie and Luke and Laura are iconic, made headlines (Doug and Julie were on the cover of, was it TIME Magazine?), and kept their shows on the air.

lellingw
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lellingw

Tony’s contract says that he can’t change the writers’ intent, only how Luke would say it. There could have been a reunion with Luke and Laura of some kind. People allow him to bully them and they get fired. Wendy got fired and Ron got fired and Frank didn’t get fired because he pandered to Tony. I don’t know much about the actor who plays Sonny but I hope he is of much better character.

Brian
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Brian

The Thanksgiving show they did saying goodbye to Edward when John Ingle passed away in 2012, that’s how you send off a longtime beloved character. Almost the entire episode was devoted to Edward, with flashbacks and everything. That’s the way Tony Geary should have been sent off.

It’s amazing that the production team that produced that show, which I thought was one of the best and most emotional shows on GH in many years, are the same people that produced the disappointing mess I saw today. It’s no wonder changes are being made behind the scenes. What a huge letdown!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

You got it, Brian!

su0000
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su0000

well.
I read all the tweets, facebook, comments, all that’s trending..
Most everyone is very positive and have wonderful things to say..

for some reason all the complainers and cry babies felt need to dump here lol
I guess the negative kook hate board next door had an overflow .. lol
some crazy nasty mean stuff piling up ahaaaa!
gotta love this stuff ..

aline robichaud
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aline robichaud

tony from general hospital will be miss like they say he’s an era , A good actor , that never be replace wish him the best . Yes I cry every time that they show picture about him leaving the soap love you luke

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Personally, I would of have left it at Friday’s episode– ending it where it began between Luke and Bobbie– I thought Monday’s show pointless– the whole passing the torch to MB was dumb, that could have been done before Friday’s episode if it had to be in there. Luke already said “goodbye” to Lulu earlier why have another one? Friday’s ending was classy, Monday’s ending was sappy. But hopefully we can now move on–TG has, so let’s get back to business.

Dana
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Dana

Today’s show was truly a let down for me. I feel this was very anti climatic and hoped for a more fitting send off for Luke. I was left disappointed, but will miss the character of Luke very much. I feel General Hospital has lost a bit of the magic it has help for me for so many years.

Alan
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Alan

“They’ve given me a terrific wrap for my character.”

Whaaaaaaat? Did Anthony Geary just something positive about “the writer”?

Gena
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Gena

I suspect the happiest person today is Bob Guza, for not getting blamed for this episode and this exit storyline. Geez. As much as I hated this storyline, I guess I am grateful Guza wasn’t there to end it with Luke committing murder-suicide on half the town. Good grief. Too bad they didn’t take a lesson from this year’s Parenthood series finale and Luke’s 1983 exit. Those were well rounded, satisfying endings and that is how you put an era to rest.

Tim
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Tim

GH should have honored Tony’s wishes and killed off Luke. http://youtu.be/ATByJ4KZfQQ

su0000
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su0000

No way would Tony’s fans like his being killed off..
there would be hell to pay if he/Luke was dead..
I doubt ABC would want him dead..
Also-
Tony does not like back from the dead..so-
Now it is always open (for a ratings boost lol) to have Tony back for a short stint ..
He may well want to pop in at some point in time ..

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

I’m surprised no one has mentioned the whole point of this episode…. ABC planned it for business reasons — the purpose was to show lapsed viewers what’s going on now and hope they stick around and boost ratings. That’s why it was hyped, that’s why all the blog posts and newspaper stories and interviews. That’s why Luke himself was a small part of the episode so the current major frontburner characters were showcased. The only problem is those characters aren’t particularly enticing! Did y’all really think this farewell episode was for the fans? Y’all do know you’re watching ABC, right?

Harry
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Harry

Yep!!
You are right–it was bait and switch all the way.
And really, they played a horrid country pop song as Luke walked off into the foggy pier? We all know Tony Geary is a huge jazz/blues and r&b fan so the bad choice of music really was a bit of an insult to injury kind of stunt.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I noticed that song also, Harry. Very intrusive–didn’t really fit the mood at all.
But I’ve noticed all the music lately (when they have any!).
Not appropriate like it use to be. Think: Christoper Cross’ “Think of Laura,” right? (I had to get that in–lol.)

Shay
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Shay

@Harry….I thought “My Way” would have been apropos, but then again, that one is probably being saved for Sonny!!!!!

tim
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tim

I think I understand why GH chose Sonny to be Luke’s final scene partner,it’s because of the long history between the actors and the characters.Tony and Maurice have been working together since 1993,that’s longer than Luke and Laura,Luke and Holly,Luke and Robert,or Luke and any of his children,in other words Maurice/Sonny deserved to be there at the end.

lellingw
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lellingw

Laura – 1978, Holly-1982, Robert – 1981 The thinking is that Maurice is going to be the next star of the show. That’s why he was primary and face it he’s a guy.

su0000
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su0000

000hhh lordy lordy!
I just read Ron’s tweeter,,
there are thousands of tweets all luvin him..
He received very nice heartfelt tweets..

So many there was no end ..

Hilary
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Hilary

And a thousand more thankful that he’s gone.

su0000
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su0000

No, most the tweets were heartfelt..
not all are bitter people 😉

Shay
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Shay

What an absolutely dreadful send-off for Anthony Geary….first of all, his Luke seemed a mere afterthought on his final episode what with all the other useless characters—most especially the nervy, nauseating Nina, one of the most failed experiments ever to curse Port Charles—being given pride of place. That was a supreme insult not only to the actor himself, but all the longtime fans who were expecting something special, memorable and respectful in his last (ever?) GH appearance. Secondly, putting bromance over romance with the supposedly now kinder and gentler Luke’s fawning farewell to his longtime bud Sonny was beyond the… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I like it, Shay! “Nothing says goodbye and good luck like the gift of a precious firearm between friends!!!” lol
And I agee: the “ultimate insult,” ” the cruelest slam,” and “a highly apparent snub to the legions of viewers.” Seemed like it really was meant to deliver the “cruelest cut” to the most loyal fans of the Luke and Laura love story–and “Luke” walking off into the fog looked like a deliberate dig–and a personal one–at Genie since that was the way she initially left the show.

Les
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Les

interesting observation about the foggy exit being a dig at Genie. It could also be seen as the antithesis of riding off into the sunset with Laura. Either way – what a nice cold sholder turned to us fans.

su0000
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su0000

Tony doesn’t care enough about Genie to make anything personal, he just care to have her brought in but went with it for the fans..
As walking into the fog..
It has been much the same as walking into the sunset especially in British movies..
If was befitting for Luke to fade away in the misty fog..

fading away into the sunset is= happy ever after /closure
fading away into the fog is= wonderings / no closure
Luke was off to find himself..

Shay
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Shay

Ahh…at last our paths have crossed, Ms. Dillingham! Thank you very much…I’m glad you enjoyed the impassioned expressions of outrage! LOL. You should have been here during the beginning of the “Clusterfluke” debacle….many of us waxed so incandescent that we exhausted ourselves on that subject! (I believe you arrived fashionably late to that discussion, correct??? Your vociferous–and well-founded—Luke posts essentially picked up where a number of us resignedly left off this past spring…..until now, that is! It would seem that this final(?) arrogant display of contempt for the legendary L&L only served to reinspire our collective ire for perpetuity!) At… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Ah, Shay. I wish I could get into this conversation and contribute something meaningful and heartfelt. Alas, I do not really KNOW these characters and their past, except for what I have read or episodes I have caught on U-tube.
Nonetheless, “…nothing says goodbye and good luck like the gift of a precious firearm between friends!!!” Now, you tell me, Shay? How could I pass-up or dismiss that very comment so deliciously dipped and fried in sarcasm? I just could not. HILARIOUS!!

Shay
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Shay

Thank you, CeeCee! It simply seemed odd–not to mention repugnant–that of all the people to whom Luke could gift his beloved gun, he was compelled to choose this fellow lowlife as the recipient, and not a family member for whom it could serve as future protection or as merely an historical/sentimental heirloom? Oh no, “The Silver Spencer Special” just had to go to old “SonnyBoy”….that symbolic “passing of the (tainted) torch” from one morally-compromised GH leader of his generation to the next! (May it be forever cursed!) Given the fact that so many share our less than stellar opinion of… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Shay.
HaHa…thank you, Shay….much appreciated.

Shay
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Shay

As are you, CeeCee! ALWAYS!

Fginaspy
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Fginaspy

The final scenes with Luke were pointless. They added nothing to what was achieved last week. I thought it odd that his last air day was a Monday. I’ll take away that RC is on Team Scotty as I have always been.

However, I do agree for any true L&L fan this send off was a dud.

elm51
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elm51

wow
i just read read ron’s twitter & i counted about twenty five tweets……………………hmmmm

su0000
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su0000

At the bottom of every page you will see; ”View more in conversation →”
you need to click on the ”View more in conversation → and it will take to the next page.. Repete on that page to go the next page..
there are many pages ..
hope that helps..

there are well over a 1000 tweets,,

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Thanks for the shout out, Shay–and thanks so much for the welcome!

Shay
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Shay

You are most welcome!

General Hospital

GH’s Ingo Rademacher Shares Insight With His Son On Parenting & Anger On Maurice Benard’s “State of Mind”

Maurice Benard has brought his State of Mind  to You Tube, and his guest for this week is none other than Sonny Corinthos’ longtime nemesis Jasper Jacks, Ingo Rademacher.

Rademacher decided to appear on State of Mind along with his son, Peanut, to talk about the incidents of parenting and anger when raising his children, and the effects discipline can have on the kids.

There are some very emotional moments within the segment, as Peanut opens up about his feelings when his dad was upset with him and how he dealt with  it

Ingo also shares how over the past few years his relationship with his son has approved, while Maurice offers key moments from his past with his father and his own son.

Per Maurice on the concept behind the show and his ongoing website: “State of Mind to me means being 100% present, feeling completely at peace inside of you, not letting your thoughts control your life and always looking for ways to be the best that you can be.”

Watch Ingo, Maurice and Peanut below and then let us know what you thought about this heartfelt conversation via the comment section below.

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Gregory Harrison Is The New Gregory Chase On General Hospital

General Hospital just got hotter as it beef’s up its storyline featuring Kim Delaney as Jackie Templeton.  Now comes word that TV veteran, Gregory Harrison has come to the ABC daytime drama series as the recast Gregory Chase.

The character of Gregory Chase was previously played by DAYS James Read, who plays the treacherous Clyde Weston now and then on the NBC soap.

With Harrison taking on the role of Finn (Michael Easton) and Chase’s (Josh Swickard) father, that makes things a little juicier in the romantic department.

According to EW.com who broke the casting news, Harrison begins taping today Wednesday at the ABC studios for General Hospital and fans can look forward to his debut on-screen in a few weeks.

As to the storyline: “Fireworks could be on the horizon for Harrison’s character.”

TV fans remember Gregory from the hit series Trapper John M.D., then later on Falcon Crest, Judging Amy, One Tree Hill and more.  He also has frequently appeared in Lifetime and Hallmark Channel movies most recently.

So, what do you think about the Gregory Chase recast with Gregory Harrison? Intrigued? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Mike’s Funeral Brings The Alzheimer’s Storyline Full Circle to Its Heart-Tugging Conclusion

When a soap opera allows a full episode to stay in the story they are telling, it can often make for a riveting hour of television.  This was the case and then some on Thursday’s emotional ending to General Hospital’s Alzheimer’s storyline; when the character of Mike Corbin (Max Gail) was given a proper send-off – a funeral – and being eulogized by those who loved and cared for him.

When GH is at its best through the years has been when it tackles social issues of our time, and this story will stand among the iconic soap’s best.  The backdrop of the story was that of father and son, grappling with and coming to terms with the past, finding love, forgiveness and redemption against this most horrific of diseases that has afflicted so many.

In the episode, Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Carly (Laura Wright) go to church and prepare themselves for the emotional day as mourners come through and share their grief and condolensces and love for Mike.  Those included: Kristina (Lexi Ainsworth – back for this one), Stella (Vernee Watson), Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) and a touching moment between Diane (Carolyn Hennesy) and Carly where the legal eagle says to Carly that if she ever needs to drink and vent let her know.

 

As the funeral begins, one by one Mike’s family and friends say beautiful words of what he meant to them,. Michael reflects about how his grandfather loved to party and how he’d like them all to raise a glass for him. . Olivia, speaks on behalf of Dante (Dominic Zamprogna), and how close Mike and Dante were.  Ava (Maura West) talks about the love and kindness and joy he brought to little Avery.

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When Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) got up to speak, things became even more heartbreaking when she flashes back to a scene where she was having a terrible time and Mike was there for – always a great listener- but he tells he eventually, he will not remember her.

GH did a outstanding job of selecting scenes throughout the eulogies that punctuated who Mike was … and how he tied in to all of the characters lives.  Jason (Steve Burton) shared how he knew it wasn’t easy for Mike to come back and try to make amends with Sonny, but that no matter what, Mike kept trying to get through to Sonny to make things right between them.

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Stella’s moment was also heartbreaking recalling the man who became her friend.  Carly, who was the glue that held Sonny and the family together during Mike’s illness, shared her doubt if the family could handle Mike, and what was to come, but how Sonny helped his father find inner-peace..

When Sonny gets up to talk he reveals he had a lot of anger towards his father, and how the illness made him truly see the man his dad was inside.  Sonny tells his dad he is proud of him and how grateful he was that he came back into his life.   Next, Josslyn (Eden McCoy) sings as the mourners reflect back on Mike in a touching series of juxtaposed clips against the characters in the moment at the funeral.

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After the service had concluded Sonny and Carly talk how Morgan and Mike are together now, but Sonny asks for some time alone in the church. It is then Mike appears and tells his son it’s time he forgave himself, since Sonny forgave Mike.  He tells Sonny that he has made him very proud.  As he gets up to leave he kisses Sonny on the forehead and goes towards the light and to heaven.  Just after that, Dante appears at the front of the church, shocking Sonny in a beautiful analogy that now this father and son must deal with what’s ahead in their relationship, just as Sonny and Mike had done.

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This episode featured beautiful work by Maurice Benard, and Max Gail and everyone in the supporting cast who had their moments.  It was an ensemble piece but led by Benard and Gail, who should both be receiving Emmys in 2021 for their work..

What did you think of Mike’s funeral episode? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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