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

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

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

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

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

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Janet
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Janet

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

Timmm
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Timmm

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

Patricio
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Patricio

Hello Tim –

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

kelly
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kelly

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

Kevin
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Kevin

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

Timmm
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Timmm

Your loss Kevin.

Kevin
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Kevin

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

Elite Advisors
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Elite Advisors

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

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

Kevin
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Kevin

One more time: I have been watching “General Hospital” since 1992 …. so I have been watching him for 23 years. I don’t need to get caught up on anything. I have seen the way Luke has treated Laura, skirt chasing any woman he could after he put Laura in that sanitarium in 2002 whether it be prostitutes, that blonde woman he and Lucky were both sleeping with (Summer?), Sky and the terrible way he has treated Tracy. Not to mention drunk driving and killing his grandson in 2011. Basically, Luke has been a completely creepy and uncomfortable to watch… Read more »

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

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

LindaTNo1
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LindaTNo1

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

CeeCee
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CeeCee

You just sang the sweetest melody, LindaT.

Timmm
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Timmm

Are you tone deaf? [Just kidding] I think what it comes down to is we are ALL GH fans, some of us love Tony, some of us do not. I couldnt reply to Matilda but I like her reply. I am fair and honest and she brought up some really good points. GH fans want Tony to embrace Luke and he refuses and that pisses people off. Plus, his character has been less than an angel. People are and always will be put off by what he did to Laura, Jake and his drinking. I love entertainment and I enjoyed… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Timmm. LOL, Timmm. Believe me, I agree with everything you said. Well put. You summed it up, articulated my opinion, exactly. And, you know, I have never denied Tony’s talent, nor Eric B’s. They definitely are one of a kind, in their own unique way. I know talent when I see it, albeit the fact such personalities become droll and overbearing. Tony has savoir faire….could not have lasted this long without it. Nonetheless, my contention/argument has always been that Genie was so unceremoniously dismissed by him. Fact or rumor? There has been enough talk to make one think it is… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

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

Matilda
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Matilda

Geary has shown complete contempt for the role that has made him famous and takes every opportunity to show it. He seems to feel that the role of Luke Spencer and the Luke and Laura days especially have kept him from some great success. He harbors a resentment that he reveals every chance he gets, He didn’t choose daytime. He got a job in 1978, at the age of 32, after a decade plus of meandering around and doing the “guest star” thing on TV shows like Streets of San Francisco, Barnaby Jones and even The Partridge Family, he got… Read more »

Aria
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Aria

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

CeeCee
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CeeCee

You know what I do not like, Aria? The word ‘hate’. When someone labels an opinion as hate over a difference of opinion. There is no hate here. It is a matter of like and dislike. It is not up for debate, Aria. Believe me I respect your appreciation of Tony. And, for the umpteenth time, his work is to be admired, but it is not the best. He deserves both the Emmys and the accolades. I salute his success. I do not know what/if he tried and failed. I never researched his blood, sweat and tears because he does… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

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

Harry Lime
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Harry Lime

Yes, Cee Cee, I happen to have many pet peeves. One of them is the overuse and misuse of literally. It figuratively drives me insane, The next one is overuse and misuse of the word hate and haters. Matilda, beautifully put and I happen to harbor a lot of love and respect for Tony Geary. Yes, the disdain for the audience has been rearing its ugly head lately. However, he is not a hater–he’s more of a sulker? I hate it when actors become resentful of the character that made them famous and rich in the first place. I somewhat… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I don’t think Tony Geary has to satisfy anyone with his feelings about his own career. It’s not for anyone to say whether he should be happy, sad, grateful, resentful or embarrassed. It’s HIS career! Perhaps he’s disappointed that he wasn’t one of the soap actors that was able to use daytime as a stepping stone to prime time or film. There are many who have; I can understand if that was his hope/ intention where he’d be disappointed. I would think he was happy to have constant work…and as he has said a paycheck that allowed him the lifestyle… Read more »

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Rebecca1, I don’t think it’s so much a question of whether he has to satisfy people with how he feels about his career; for me, at least, it’s a question of whether he owes the Luke and Laura fans—whose loyalty has given him decades of steady employment—enough respect not to be so openly dismissive of them. I think he has a perfect right to feel however he wants to feel about the whole Luke-and-Laura phenomenon, but given what it’s made possible (a lifestyle on two continents and a steady job with very generous time off to do whatever he wanted),… Read more »

kelly
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kelly

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

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Factually speaking, not quite true, Kelly. There’s no denying what TG and Luke contributed to GH’s success, but he had no part in saving it from cancellation, per se. When Gloria Monty (and Douglas Marland, the headwriter whose contribution gets overlooked amidst the Gloria-worship) took over, the show was in dead last place; within a couple of years, she and Marland had it at number 3 in the ratings–and that was before Luke Spencer even showed up in Port Charles. That Luke (and Geary) and Laura were responsible for the rest of the ratings gain–going from 3 to 1 and… Read more »

Tracey M.
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Tracey M.

I have watched Anthony Geary since he started on General Hospital in 1978. My favorite storyline involving Luke to this day is I believe it was the summer of 1979 when Luke and Laura were on the run from Frank Smith featuring the dancing scene in the department store. Over the last year Geary has been mostly off air then on so for me that has helped in getting used to him not being there. It is definitely the end of an era and that is always sad. Since 2011 bringing the ending to AMC and OLTL, after that happening,… Read more »

dmr
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dmr

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

Elite Advisors
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Elite Advisors

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

kathy
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kathy

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

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

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

CeeCee
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CeeCee

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

Timmm
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Timmm

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

Harry Lime
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Harry Lime

Bravo, Jim!

Iakovos
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Iakovos

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

JUDY
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JUDY

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

ppage
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ppage

Completely agree.

PatF
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PatF

It’s time.

Bye Mr. Geary.

su0000
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su0000

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

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

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

Rose
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Rose

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

su0000
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su0000

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

CeeCee
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CeeCee

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

jeremy
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jeremy

ADIOS!!!!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Personally I think it would have been better for the character to have his end after the reveal that he killed both of his parents. Luke being carted off to an institution after his mind snapped would have been the best ending for the character. For me, all this stuff being shown now is anticlimactic– a sentimental journey for long time fans to enjoy, but compelling drama not so much. Of course it hasn’t played out yet, so they might surprise me. But for now I am having a hard time swallowing the premise that a character who had a… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

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

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

elm51
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elm51

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

su0000
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su0000

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

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

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

Allen saint james
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Allen saint james

David Grey

Mrs B
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Mrs B

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

Les
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Les

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

Ghlover
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Ghlover

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

Rosanna
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Rosanna

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

su0000
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su0000

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

rosanna
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rosanna

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

Timmm
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Timmm

Amen Rosanna!

tori
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tori

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

Harry Lime
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Harry Lime

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

Alan
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Alan

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

Elite Advisors
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Elite Advisors

I personally think the best way for Luke to have the send off he wants would be for a Cassadine war with Luke and Helena killing each other off…. poetic justice. Either way, I love the nostalgia, storyline so far may be a bit choppy, but such a great NOD to a true actor who gave his life to a soap opera so many years ago. The only thing I have to say really bothers me is the dissatisfaction he has with the character, the show and really with us his fans. He fell out of love with this character… Read more »

tml
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tml

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

Timmm
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Timmm

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

CeeCee
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CeeCee

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

Timmm
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Timmm

You owe me big time! [Just kidding!] CeeCee, what makes this site so much fun is we all get to voice our opinions and I would HOPE no one takes it to heart. I do love Tony but I dont mind people criticizing his character. His character has been less than perfect and his personal comments to the fan base about “Getting Over” Luke and Laura do upset me because Tony doesnt realize we have invested a lot of time in the show that has made him a millionaire and we have spent a lot of time racing around in… Read more »

Beth
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Beth

I get what you are saying about Tony. I wish he understood he DOES have some intelligent fans. I suppose if I were in his shoes and I had to endure some of the things he has endured by some of the baudy fans, I might agree with him. I just wish he knew the other fans. Plenty of us understand that he is a superb actor and we understand we must see him in not so favorable storylines. We can dislike some of the stories but still recognize his talent. I have been re-watching various storylines on youtube and… Read more »

Beth
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Beth

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

Rose
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Rose

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

Allen saint james
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Allen saint james

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

Beth
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Beth

Well said.

Jane
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Jane

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

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