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FRIDAY: Luke Spencer’s Family and Friends Gather To Say Goodbye On General Hospital

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On this Friday’s, January 21st episode of ABC’s General Hospital, look for Port Charles to bid farewell to the iconic character of Luke Spencer (Tony Geary).

In story, after his sudden passing, Luke’s loved ones gather – along with some surprise guests – to memorialize him at the Haunted Star, where things don’t go entirely as planned.  As the town says goodbye to Luke, an exciting new mystery unfolds.  Meanwhile, life continues to unravel for the rest of Port Charles as a beloved couple comes to a fork in the road of their relationship.

ABC released this new photo of those gathered to pay their respects to Luke including cast members: Kristina Wagner (Felicia), Finola Hughes (Anna), Donnell Turner (Curtis), Tristan Rogers (Robert), Dominic Zamprogna (Dante), Laura Wright (Carly), Maurice Benard (Sonny), Nicholas Alexander Chavez (Spencer), Marcus Coloma (Nikolas), Maura West (Ava), Jackie Zeman (Bobbie), Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis), Genie Francis (Laura) and Jane Elliot (Tracy).

 

Looking forward to this emotional episode of General Hospital? Share your thoughts on what you think will happen via the comment section below.

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Satan
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Satan

Pardon an aging Devil’s fuzzy memory but….. did Curtis ever actually know Luke?? I’m thinking he came to town after Luke was already gone…. but Hell knows I’ve mentally blocked out all of that “Fluke” nonsense and the dragonshit exit story that ReRon wrote for Luke, so I could be mistaken.

brian
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brian

I thought the same with Ava. Can’t recall her knowing Luke either, but being Nick’s wife that could be why she is there too.

aria
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aria

FYI: when Ava was introduce on GH it was Luke who she first interacted with.

Steve
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Steve

Can someone refresh my memory as to why Curtis is there? I don’t recall he and Luke sharing any scenes. Yes, he’s Laura’s friend, but that’s a stretch.

Figured Ned & Olivia would be there for Tracy. Lucy also had a quirky bond with Mr. Spencer.

As for special guests – just speculating here – I wouldn’t be surprised by Ethan popping in, even Skye and maybe even Lucky and Lesley.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Steve
Curtis just showed up as support for his friend Laura, because Kevin had a patient emergency. As in real life, there are always some questionable shows and no shows.

anne
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anne

I do not believe that Luke is dead. I think that Luke is letting people believe that he is dead because something is going on.

Wendy S. Davis
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Wendy S. Davis

I agree 100%. Nobody’s ever really dead in soap operas!

Donna Evans
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Donna Evans

Exactly what I think. I don’t think GH will have a real ” good by” for Luke til he dies in real life.We shall see.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Anne
I don’t care if he’s dead or alive but why then has Nicolas’s Uncle admitted on the phone to someone that he neutralized Luke? I also don t think Luke had any say in the matter

anne
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anne

Violet- Luke being neutralized does not mean he is actually dead. All that would be necessary is to convince Tracy that Luke is permanently gone. All the while, Luke could be locked up in an underground location.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Anne,
I didn’t mean that. I meant that Victor told someone that he neutralized Luke which does not necessary mean killed him so why aren’t people looking into other possibilities. Anna, for instance, if someone sneezes she’s looking to the WSB for answers, but not Luke’s “death”.

JJ
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JJ

It is so hard to invest emotionally in fake funerals on soaps. We know Luke is not dead, we know Tony Geary is not returning unless he dips too far into his Savings. We just had Sonny back from the dead, Jason just fake died, Peter keeps returning from the dead, etc etc.

This “funeral” should be more about the characters left behind, and new story that can spring from it.

The witty banter and one-liners should make this a very interesting episode.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

Why is Curtis there? To my knowledge, he and Luke never even met. Also, I’m surprised Lucas isn’t there given the fact that Luke was (still is, because he’s definitely not dead) his uncle. And what about Kevin? Wouldn’t he be there to support Laura? Speaking of which, it would be really nice for Lucky and Ethan to return to town, and for Lulu to wake up from her coma. The Spencers need to be reunited. As For Luke, I think it’s only a matter of time before he turns up alive, probably being held captive along with Holly. I… Read more »

Richard Isa
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Richard Isa

Where are Elizabeth and her boys? Aiden is actually Luke’s grandchild

kay
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kay

Curtis is there but yet Liz the mother of his grandchild is not! This is one of the reasons I left this show. Don’t tell me about budgets don’t want to hear the crap you have budget enough for RH to play 800 characters! One life to live got canceled it’s time to grow up was it better then GH I don’t know I think it had filming in NY running it against it! Always has been about costs!

Michael
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Michael

It does not make any sense to have the funeral without either one of his sons there. Poor writing. I don’t think Curtis knew Luke. This show is going down fast.

Wendy S Donley
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Wendy S Donley

WHY AND EXACTLY. GH apparently OPENED THE NEW DOOR TO NEW,
WRITERS… YOUNG, HAVE NO CLUE OF THE LONG HISTORY OF GH and DON’T CARE THEY are RUNNING GH INTO THE GROUND for some disgusting reason. I HATE THAT THEY INSIST ON DRAGGING SONNY IN THE SAME STORYLINE WITH THAT RIDICULOUS NINA COME ON PRODUCERS BEFORE GH GETS CANCELED.

Larry stephens
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Larry stephens

Lucy shouldve been there..her and luke were good freinds..and lucky?? Ethan?? Hello?? Are the writers getting amnesia? These folks shouldvebbeen there!!!!!

Su000
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Su000

There is no sane reason to, out of the blue, to kill Luke off..
What would be a logical purpose to kill off Luke= none.
I do not believe Luke is dead–
To bring Luke into a story, after all these many years,
is asinine..
Luke’s death is a fake-out–

Diana Holland
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Diana Holland

Rule #1 on General Hospital:
If there was no body recovered, then they’re not dead.
Rule #2
Sometimes even if there is a body recovered they’re still not dead.
It’s a clever backdoor the writers use in case the characters or the actors that played them need to come back to a particular storyline. If Anthony Geary ever decides to come back the writers will jump at the opportunity.

clb
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clb

Agree with those rules. Luke is not dead at all.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Couldn’t sleep the other night so I watched a few of the old Nurses Ball videos on Utube, mainly Luke Spencer and Bobby Disco dancing. Then way back when he was one of the pips, also some others. I didn’t know this man could dance.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Wow, Violet, you are brave.. watching those Nurses’ Ball episodes without Pepto-Bismol nearby. But I love nostalgia so I may follow your lead. Probably better than those silly prime-time reality shows they’re foisting on us. I loved Chase’s DICK TRACY number from three years ago. Talk about sexy! And my 87 year-old mum loves Lucy’s numerous gown changes. It’s like a Diana Ross concert… some gals really know how to wear clothes properly. That’s one reason I love when Diane Miller is on…Carolyn Hennessey has great style, too.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Soaphound I honestly just loved some of the previous performers and watch those a lot over the years. I love Kathleen Gatti, especially when she sang Always On My Mind to her kids. Made me cry and my other tear jerker was Sonny and Max singing The Summer Wind. To me that was the most poignant father and son thing, especially Max of course. I loved Bradford Anderson/Spinelli singing to Maxi and the little red head he married. Again, I so enjoyed Dr. O singing GUILTY with Franco and watching Elizabeth’s expression. I really enjoyed Ava singing You Don’t Own… Read more »

Priscilla S.
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Priscilla S.

I was disappointed with this memorial for Luke. It could have been so much better. This felt like “oh we need a memorial for Luke ” so throw something together. It came off as hastily written and bringing in all of the side stories like Sonny and Scotty fighting and the discord between Nicholas and Spencer added nothing. Again, it could have been a really good episode.

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GH’s Michael E. Knight Chats On: Taking on the Role of Martin Grey, Friendship with James Patrick Stuart, and All My Children’s Tad

Last Thursday night during a livestream interview, General Hospital’s Michael E. Knight chatted with Michael Fairman on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel about returning to daytime in the role of legal eagle Martin Grey, and mixing it up with some of the most famous notables and actors that currently and historically have graced the screens on the ABC daytime drama series.

In case you missed it, the replay of the conversation with three-time Daytime Emmy winner is now available.  During the chat, Knight reveals what is has been like to play the on-screen half-brother of Genie Francis (Laura), if he enjoys the courtroom scenes in which Martin had to defend some of the most notorious in town including Nelle Benson (Chloe Lanier), and more.

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Fans of GH are also enjoying the romantic pairing of Lucy Coe and Martin, pairing Knight with another soap vet, Lynn Herring.  Michael shares that it’s nice to see, and appreciates, the writers creating a fun relationship for a couple that is middle-aged instead of always seeing the younger sets escapades all of the time on daytime TV.

All My Children fans, of course, recall Michael’s memorable performances through the years as Tad Martin, where he became synonymous with Pine Valley.  After AMC came to its conclusion in 2011 on ABC and 2013 with Prospect Park, Knight finally returned to soaps in 2015 in the recurring role of Dr. Simon Neville on The Young and the Restless before joining the cast of GH in 2019.

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During the interview, Michael shares behind the scenes stories of working with his on-screen parents, Mary Fickett (Ruth) and Ray MacDonnell (Joe), his enduring on-screen love story with Dixie (Cady McClain), and the heyday of AMC in story, with his on-screen sister, Jenny played by Kim Delaney. When Michael came to GH, viewers recall he actually got to share an inside moment with Kim and the fans, when Martin met Jackie Templeton, then played by Delaney.

During the livestream, Michael recalled several of Tad’s wives, and when one fan asked if Cady McClain might come to GH as Dixie, and that maybe she could be a woman from Martin’s past, Knight shared that it could be interesting.

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In a surprise appearance later in the livestream, James Patrick Stuart (Valentin, GH), who has an enduring friendship with Michael, and happened to be at Knight’s house, shared some memories of his time as Will Cortlandt on All My Children. Now decades later, things have come full-circle for the good friends as they share screen-time on General Hospital as Valentin and Martin.

Stuart is a Daytime Emmy nominee this year for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category at the upcoming 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, and we took a moment to congratulate him on being acknowledged by his peers for the second year in a row.  Currently, James is pulling double duty shooting his Disney+ show, Villains of Valley View, while also taping GH.

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Watch the replay of the livestream with Michael E. Knight below.

Then let us know, are you enjoying Martin and Lucy together? What do you think of the idea of Cady McClain coming to GH? Do you want to see more Valentin and Martin scenes? And, what are your favorite memories of Michael’s time as Tad on All My Children? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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General Hospital Tapes 15,000th Episode; Featuring Genie Francis with Almost Every Single Cast Member Appearing in It

On Thursday, ABC’s General Hospital reached yet another milestone in its illustrious history. The daytime drama taped its 15,000 episode.

During the tape day, the cast, crew and creatives posed for a photo on set to mark the occasion with cake.

GH’s 15,000 episode will air next month on June 17th.

ABC 7’s entertainment guru, George Pennacchio was on set with a first-hand report, interviewing the likes of Genie Francis (Laura), Maurice Benard (Sonny) and the show’s executive producer, Frank Valentini.

From the sounds of it, the 15K episode will center around the character of Laura, and according to Valentini, “It will be happy, it will be sad, it will be dark, it will be scary, it will be fun, it will be thrilling and it will be exciting, but most importantly it will have almost every single cast member in it.”

Check out the segment and on set report from Pennacchio below.

Now, let us know if you are excited to see the 15K episode of GH via the comment below and congratulate the long-running soap for another historic milestone.

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TONIGHT: General Hospital’s Michael E. Knight Live! – 8 PM ET/5 PM PST

General Hospital’s Michael E. Knight stops by to chat with Michael Fairman for a very special conversation on The Michael Fairman Channel streaming live beginning at 8 PM ET/ 5 PM PT.

The three-time Daytime Emmy-winner and beloved daytime veteran will talk on his role of Martin Grey on the ABC daytime drama series, working with the likes of Genie Francis (Laura), Chloe Lanier (Nelle), Jeff Kober (Cyrus), James Patrick Stuart (Valentin), Lynn Herring (Lucy), and more.

In addition, Knight will discuss his time as Pine Valley’s Tad Martin on All My Children.  A role that started his career, and that he played for decades, that made him a household name in daytime.  Michael will share inside stories of working with some of his favorite co-stars on the former daytime drama and much more.

To watch the livestream check out the video below, or head on over to You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel and make sure to ‘subscribe’.

If you have any questions for Michael, you can post them here, or join us in the live chat and comment there.  We look forward to tonight’s conversation with Michael.

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