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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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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 played in the background!!!

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

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

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.

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

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

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 felt when you wouldn’t even LOOK at her??)

“She gave me romance” he continues. I gave her danger. That was the gift we handed each other without realizing it.”

Say what? Surely he didn’t just NOW (that he is leaving) just realize it.

Too little. Too late, I say. Unfortunately, all the other bitter, angry, unprofessional things he said about the Luke and Laura romance overshadow what he is saying now. Leaves a bitter taste in my mouth, but Genie, always the professional comes out of this smelling like a rose. A tip of the hat to you, Genie!

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

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 Luke and Laura were huge, there were so many really great actors and stories going on. That’s not the case and the stories are just awful.

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!

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.

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 small flashback.
Could not the same approach been utilized with Laura? I like Kathy’s idea of Luke saying good bye to his angel on a foggy pier. Then, he could walk off into the fog with her standing there watching him disappear into the fog. Then fade to music and flashbacks.
The fact that the head writer even blew Luke’s exits scenes speaks volumes about his lack of talent and lack of romantic vision.
We should have been in tears watching Luke walk away forever but instead we wanted to give him a big hefty push off that pier.

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

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.

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.

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!!

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

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.

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

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 small budget and focus on good acting and good storytelling. They could have have had longer scenes with Luke and Tracy, Laura…anyone for that matter. It was fine to bring Holly and Ethan back but it was useless to waste so many weeks on Jennifer Smith and Frank Smith. The little Jake storyline was fine and I’m glad it only took about a week instead of 3-4 weeks like the 2 Smith characters. Very disappointed. Luke offered to help Lucky when the darkness felt like too much. I was hoping the writers were hinting Luke was going to be with his son in Ireland and they help each other with their demons. There are so many different (better) ways this story could have been written. The Jennifer and Frank Smith stuff felt like it was written by a teenage boy. The other stuff felt like it was written by a nonchalant person trying to meet a deadline.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

So true, Matilda.

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 🙂

Speechless, yes!

i agree with you Matilda.

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.

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 years, not one flashback, nothing. Instead we a couple rushed scenes with Luke and Sonny, and Luke and Lulu, so they can spend the other 95% of the show shoving Valerie, Denise, Kiki, Franco, Morgan and a bunch of other useless characters down everyone’s throat.

I had mixed feelings on Ron Carlivati getting let go, but after this, I’m glad he got fired. And as far as I’m concerned, they should have booted Frank Valentini out the door with him. He’s the executive producer, so he’s ultimately the man with the final say on what we see on our TV screens. Today’s episode was a slap in the face to everyone that has ever invested any time and emotion in the character of Luke Spencer.

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

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 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.”

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..

Well said Su! I agree.

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 down to say good bye, not her looking for him!! 🙁

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

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!

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.

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 a hurry, I can’t imagine Luke taking time to stop and write Laura a beautiful letter. I agree with other people on this post who have said the letter was probably a last ditch effort to appease the LnL fans. I will always love LnL and young Luke will always be my favorite Luke. Genie/Laura deserved more airtime but as far as the character of Laura goes, she’s too good for this Luke. Tracy is too good for this Luke too. Luke will probably stop off at a few more brothels on the way to wherever he is going. Ewwww.. If he ever returns, the writing of Luke’s redemption would have to be exceptional before I could stomach Tracy or Laura ever taking him back. Remember how he returned from the institution showing Tracy his release papers? If he returns for a visit to Port Charles looking for love, he should have to show Tracy or Laura medical papers stating he tested negative for STD’s. yuck. I love Luke and I want Luke to be healed and more like young Luke. Anthony Geary wanted Luke to exit broken and damaged and he got his wish. I wish Anthony and Luke the best and I will miss them even though I don’t always agree with them.

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.

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, doom and gloom. I hope the new writers can fix it, but I’m not watching until they do.

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.

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!

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…

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 Luke&Laura. Here’s hoping! 🙂

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 …. 🙂

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 watch soaps know that Luke&Laura belong together.

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…

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..

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.

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.

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!

You got it, Brian!

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 ..

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

GH should have honored Tony’s wishes and killed off Luke.

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..
Tony does not like back from the
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 ..

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?

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.

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.)

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

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.

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.

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 ..

And a thousand more thankful that he’s gone.

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

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 pale…..but then, hey, nothing says goodbye and good luck like the gift of a precious firearm between friends!!! If this now makes Sonny king of the GH hill, then this soap really cannot be saved! A passing of the torch, indeed!!!! As for Lulu’s tearful adieu to her dad, it could have been so much more meaningful and heartfelt with Julie Marie Berman….only she is Luke’s genuine “Cupcake!” Lastly, and certainly not least, the very obvious omission of Laura from the dock scene was perhaps the cruelest slam to those of us who had held out hope that some small, yet ultimate, acknowledgement of the L&L phenomenon would be forthcoming….whether this was done at the behest of Geary or at the hands of RC, it was a highly apparent snub to the legions of viewers who stuck with this awful end of era escapade just to see if our fondest wishes were to be granted. Unless the letter addressed to “Angel” affectionately recounts the storied tales of the Spencers along with accompanying flashbacks, then this closing chapter of the legendary Lucas Lorenzo Spencer rates as a resounding failure!

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.

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.

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..

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 any rate, wishing you a most belated welcome to this website!

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!!

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 “The Dimpled Don,” it certainly appeared to be the grand finale of countless slights to an audience which had craved—and expected— a more uplifting and upstanding exit for Luke. As for your lack of familiarity with the “bromance” between Luke and Sonny, I couldn’t enlighten you that much, because the Corinthos era marked the first time I sharply curtailed my GH viewing….it failed to interest me then, just as it still does now. Suffice to say those two were “thick as thieves,” and leave it at that! (Please note that this post has also been “dipped and fried in sarcasm”…especially for you, CeeCee! LOL.)

HaHa…thank you, Shay….much appreciated.

As are you, CeeCee! ALWAYS!

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.

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

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,,

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

You are most welcome!

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After exciting morning for your favorite daytime stars when they were revealed to be nominees for the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards comes tonight 10th annual Daytime Emmy Nominations Special.

Beginning at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT, several of the nominees will talk with Michael Fairman on their reactions to the news they have been nominated for a Daytime Emmy, share what scenes they submitted that landed in the top five or six in their respective performer acting categories and much more.

Scheduled to appear are: Days of our Lives nominees, Tamara Braun (Ava), Eric Martsolf (Brady) and Linsey Godfrey (Sarah), The Young and the Restless nominees: Allison Lanier (Summer), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Courtney Hope (Sally), Bryton James (Devon), The Bold and the Beautiful’s John McCook (Eric), General Hospital nominees, Finola Hughes (Anna) and Alley Mills (Heather), and The Bay’s Mike Manning (Caleb).

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The 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live on CBS and streamed on Paramount+ on Friday night, June 7th and emanating, once again this year from the Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

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For a full list of this year’s nominations click here.

Now, watch below as the stars chat it up as we celebrate their Daytime Emmy Nominations. If you have a potential question you might want posed to any of our guests, drop it in the comment section below and we just might ask it on air.

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51st Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations: CBS Soaps Score Most, Eric Braeden, Dick Van Dyke, Guy Pearce Receive Nods

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) have officially announced on Friday, the full list of nominees for the 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

While Thursday brought with it four reveals of the nominees in the Outstanding Daytime Drama, Talk Show Host, Lead Actor and Actress categories (as presented by various entertainment news programs), today’s nominations include all the other categories not previously announced.

The Daytime Emmy Awards telecast is set to be presented live on Friday night, June 7, at 8 PM EDT /delayed PT, on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+. This will mark the 18th time that CBS has broadcast the Daytime Emmys.

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In addition, The Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmy Awards will be presented on Saturday, June 8 at t9 PM ET/6 PM PT and streamed on The Emmys apps and at The ceremonies will take place at the Westin Bonaventure Los Angeles.

Television icon, Dick Van Dyke has received his first-ever Daytime Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Guest Performer category for his touching portrayal of Timothy Robicheaux on Peacock’s Days of our Lives. The nomination makes Van Dyke the oldest Daytime Emmy nominee in history at 98-years-old.  In addition, motion picture and TV star, Guy Pearce, is also nominated as Guest Performer for his longtime role as Mike Young in the reboot of Neighbours.

Speaking of Neighbours, the Australian soap opera also received its first ever Daytime Emmy nomination for Daytime Drama Series now that its a revival can be streamed on Amazon Freevee. In addition, The Young and the Restless iconic, Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) received his first Daytime Emmy nomination in more than 20 years in the Lead Actor in a Drama Series category.

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In the Daytime Drama series categories, CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless each scored 12 nominations more than any other show. Leading the acting nominations was B&B, who landed 7 performers in the various categories, a first in its 37-year history.

In a statement, Adam Sharp, President & CEO, NATAS expressed, “We are happy to once again honor the creative talent both in front of and behind the camera of America’s favorite Daytime programs. We look forward to celebrating the icons who enliven the days of audiences across the country.”

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Brent Stanton, Head of Daytime, NATAS added, “Producing the Daytime Emmys is a labor of love for all of us at NATAS. The huge popularity of these shows continues to be must-see viewing for their fans.” NATAS also revealed that Lifetime Achievement Honorees, Hosts, Presenters, and Silver and Gold Circle honorees will be revealed at a later date.

The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in television programming honoring work in a variety of categories, including daytime dramas, talk shows, instructional programming, hosting, culinary, and legal/courtroom programs. In 2021, NATAS and the Television Academy jointly announced plans to realign the Daytime and Primetime Emmy Awards to be organized by content genre, as opposed to program airtime.

The 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be produced once again by NATAS and Associated Television International (ATI). Adam Sharp and Lisa Armstrong are executive producers from NATAS, while David McKenzie executive produces from ATI.

Congratulations to all the men and women in front of the camera and behind the scenes for their recognition as we take a look at who will be going for gold come June. Here are the nominees below starting with the Daytime Drama Categories.

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The Bay

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital


The Young and the Restless


Tamara Braun, Days of our Lives

Finola Hughes, General Hospital

Katherine Kelly Lang, The Bold and the Beautiful

Annika Noelle, The Bold and the Beautiful

Michelle Stafford,  The Young and the Restless

Cynthia Watros, General Hospital

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Eric Braeden, The Young and the Restless

Scott Clifton, The Bold and the Beautiful

Thorsten Kaye, The Bold and the Beautiful

Eric Martsolf, Days of our Lives

John McCook, The Bold and the Beautiful

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Jennifer Gareis, The Bold and the Beautiful

Linsey Godfrey, Days of our Lives

Courtney Hope, The Young and the Restless

Allison Lanier, The Young and the Restless

Emily O’Brien, Days of our Lives

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Robert Gossett, General Hospital

Bryton James, The Young and the Restless

Wally Kurth, Days of our Lives

A Martinez, The Bay

Mike Manning, The Bay

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Linden Ashby, The Young and the Restless

Ashley Jones, The Bold and the Beautiful

Alley Mills, General Hospital

Guy Pearce, Neighbours

Dick Van Dyke, Days of our Lives


The Bay

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

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The Bay

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless


General Hospital

The Jennifer Hudson Show

The Kelly Clarkson Show

The View

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The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade

The Kelly Clarkson Show


African Queens: Njinga

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

Start Up

The Young and the Restless


African Queens: Njinga

The Drew Barrymore Show

General Hospital

The Kelly Clarkson Show

The View

The Young and the Restless


African Queens: Njinga

The Bold and the Beautiful

The Jennifer Hudson Show


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African Queens: Njinga

The Drew Barrymore Show


The View

The Young and the Restless


“Shine” General Hospital

“Unexpected Truth”Unexpected

“We’re Home” Reconnecting Roots


The Jennifer Hudson Show

The Kelly Clarkson Show

Tamron Hall

Turning The Tables with Robin Roberts

The View

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Access Hollywood

Entertainment Tonight



Be My Guest with Ina Garten

Family Dinner

Selena + Chef: Home for the Holidays

Valerie’s Home Cooking

What Am I Eating? with Zooey Deschanel


Hot Bench

Judy Justice

Justice For The People with Judge Milian

The People’s Court

We The People with Judge Lauren Lake

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Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, Alyssa Farah Griffin, Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin, Ana Navarro, The View

Kelly Clarkson, The Kelly Clarkson Show

Mark Consuelos, Kelly Ripa, Live with Kelly and Mark

Akbar Gbajabiamila, Amanda Kloots, Natalie Morales, Jerry O’Connell, Sheryl Underwood, The Talk

Tamron Hall, Tamron Hall


Lidia Bastianich, 25 Years with Lidia: A Culinary Jubilee

Valerie Bertinelli, Valerie’s Home Cooking

Eduardo Garcia, Big Sky Kitchen with Eduardo Garcia

Emeril Lagasse, Emeril Cooks

Sophia Roe, Counter Space

Buddy Valastro, Legends of the Fork


Frank Caprio, Caught in Providence

Kevin Frazier, Nischelle Turner , Matt Cohen, Cassie DiLaura, Denny Directo, Will Marfuggi, Rachel Smith, Entertainment Tonight

Deborah Norville, Steven Fabian, Lisa Guerrero, Ann Mercogliano, Jim Moret, Les Trent. Inside Edition

Robert Hernandez, Star Jones, Divorce Court

Judge Judy Sheindlin, Whitney Kumar, Kevin Rasco, Sarah Rose, Judy Justice

What do you think about the nominations for the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards? Who do you think deserved to get in that did? Who do you think got snubbed? Who are you happiest to see receive a nomination? Let us know via the comment section below.

Make sure to be with us live starting tonight Friday, April 19th at 8pm ET/5pm PT for the Michael Fairman Channel’s 10th anniversary edition of its Daytime Emmy Nomination Special 2024, featuring some of the just announced daytime drama nominees. 







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51st Daytime Emmys: Outstanding Daytime Drama Series Nominations

On Thursday, the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards revealed nominations in several key categories via four entertainment news programs: Access Hollywood, E! News, Extra and Access Hollywood.

Three of the four announcements were major categories in the field of Daytime Dramas.

The nominees in the Outstanding Daytime Drama Series category are: The Bay, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, Neighbours and The Young and the Restless.

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General Hospital won this category last year, and has the most all-time wins for a series in this category. For the first time, the beloved Australian-based soap opera, Neighbours is now eligible for competition due to its reboot which streams on Amazon Freevee.

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The 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be handed out in ceremonies in Los Angeles and broadcast live on CBS and streaming on Paramount+ on Friday night, June 7th.

Previous categories announced tonight via the entertainment news outlet included: Lead Actor and Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

So, what do you think about this year’s nominee for the Outstanding Daytime Drama Series? Who do you think should win? Comment below.

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