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General Hospital Does A Throwback To 1963 In Upcoming 52nd Anniversary Episode & The Luke Shocker Revealed!



Circle this date General Hospital fans!  On Wednesday, April 1st the long running ABC daytime drama series will turn 52 with an intriguing episode for its loyal audience.

So what’s on the docket? According to Michael Logan at TV Insider, plenty! Starting with an homage to the very first episode of the series which featured Dr. Steve Hardy, Nurse Jessie Brewer, and intern Phil Brewer.  Of course, those roles were made famous by the legendary John Beradino, Emily McLaughlin, and Roy Thinnes.  But now in a twist, GH  takes a trip back in time with the roles being played by current GH cast members: Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake), Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber) and Ryan Carnes (Lucas Jones).

Thompson told TV Insider that it was an honor to get into the shoes of Dr. Hardy for these throwback black and white shot sequences: “None of us took it lightly. It was a real honor to pay tribute to the cast that launched our show. Let’s face it: If they hadn’t done their jobs extremely well—if they hadn’t grabbed the attention of the audience right off the bat—none of us would be here today.”   Jason also added that the show really paid attention to detail for the special scenes, which included the recreation of the seventh floor nurses station.  “Every department—sets, props, costumes—did a fantastic job, and seeing it all in black and white is amazing.”

And that’s not all folks! Finally, we have been promised some answers from GH head writer Ron Carlivati on what caused Luke (Anthony Geary) to develop this alternate personality that has been previously known as Fluke!  According to Logan, “It’s a shocker—make that a double shocker—and not to be missed.”

So, excited for the upcoming 52nd anniversary episode of GH? What do you think of the throwback scenes to 1963?  And what do you think the double shocker now will ultimately turn out to be regarding what on earth happened to Luke Spencer?   Share your thoughts below!

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I look forward to watching the 52nd Anniversary episode, and what a great idea to incorporate some of the current stars into the roles of the iconic John Beradino, Emily McLaughlin, and Roy Thinnes. As for the double shocker involving Luke’s storyline, I cannot even guess what it might be, but I am sure it will be a draw dropper. Honestly though, I am so looking forward to that storyline coming to an end. Anthony Geary has been exceptional in the duel role, but this has dragged on way too long.


Luke killed his dad? that could be one, beyond that i’m not sure i want to guess, i’m afraid it could be much darker if i started guessing. i’m looking forward to seeing the throwback episode i think it will be great.

Maybe it’s that Luke fought his father and accidentally killed his mother. That would cause a kid to lose some of his marbles.

Does anyone really care, at this point? Luke, BEGONE!

Thats what ive said for some time now-Luke killed his papa!!!

Very dark. A missing older sister. Mmmmmm

GHs shocking twist: Luke kiled his father with a crowbar for attacking Patricia, and with the help of Aunt Ruby buried him in the basement-a dirt floor at the time-of their Elm Street home. Patricia ran away and Ruby took Luke and Bobbi to live with her. But Tim-the father-wasnt dead and craweled out of his basement grave before Ruby returned to have the basement covered with cement, unaware Tim is alive and took off for parts unknown…Tim is still alive and is a transgender-Helene Cassidine!!!


Oh,Jimh, you make me smile! Ron Carlivati ought to hire you!

And the, jimh, the father came to life with Helena’s help , and turned into Freddy Krueger.

Seems like people just bitch to bitch but Frank and Ron have to really love GH to put all this effort into this special Anniversary show. Thank you guys. Also, ABC must have some interest in GH because I’m sure this episode will cost more money than the usual ones. I cannot wait!

amen and agree:>)

Helene Cassidine is a transgender-she was born Tim Spencer, father of Luke, Bobbi and Patricia-just foolin…lol…maybe?

Yes and Luke had a brother who they never mentioned who went off and became an Olympic hero named Bruce who would later change a lot including his name, Brucille!

Now, Jimh, that’s funny.

Anything to get away from the mob wars.


ITA– a show called General Hospital actually doing a show about the hospital– what a novel and refreshing concept-LOL

That’s the suprise twist we didnt see coming…lol…i think i mentioned once to you that i wanted to see Patrick and Liz as friends like Steve and Jessie were and now they are playing Steve and Jessie for a short retro scene-how cool is that?

Could Helene Cassidine really be Tim Spencer, father of Pat, Luke and Bobbi?-B&B is doing a transgender storyline so maybe GH is doing one too???

Mary SF…if we didn’t have the mob there’d be no need for the hospital…everyone who winds up there is a casualty! Hahaha…true!

Hopefully by the 53rd Anniversary show, Jake Doe story line will be ended. Terrible story line. Way too long.

They are WASTING Billy Miller! Send him back to Y&R!

Yes!!! Lose Burgess Jenkins, please!!!!!

Actually, get rid of Burgess. There is not one redeeming quality about that guy. And, while they’re at it, send Chelsea packing as well.

I’m under the impression that it will be over by early or mid summer. If not may Sweeps, then July.

I wonder how long Billy Miller’s contract is? He doesnt strike me as being happy at GH and he has had some primetime work. If he goes I think they scrap Jakeson and wait for Steve Burton.

@Timmm How do u know if Miller is happy at GH? Do u know him personally or something? He’s not on social media giving us any hints. I for one DON’T WANT STEVE BACK ON THIS SHOW! He’s currently ruining another……. Let’s leave him right where he is.

I think Luke walked in on his father Tim Spencer raping his daughter Patricia, Luke killed him, and she left, perhaps to get therapy.

Ive said that myself…it seems obvious thats what happened!!!

And maybe Luke took on the role of his father in his second personality, and that’s why he raped Laura at the campus disco!

that sounds accurate …. has to make you wonder if that’s why Luke raped Laura? Sins of the father revisited on the son?

Can’t wait for 52nd episode, unlike some younger viewers, I watched the shows with Dr. Hardy, Nurse Jessie, etc. so that makes this a fun throwback for me. As for Luke, well how about he saw his sister Pat kill their folks. But the memories have been buried deep in his psyche and now are starting to surface.

The throwback episode has a real charm, and they made some very good choices for which actors to participate. It should be terrific.

The Luke “big reveal,” enh, whatever.

The big reveal is!!! Drum Roll Please Luke is actually a band member of the Rolling Stones and has been dead for 20 years.

Maybe he is the long missing Jimmy Hoffa???

More like “The Grateful Dead,” k/kay! LOL…..

Kay, next think you’re going to tell us is that Paul is dead.

Luke Richards!

Luke is the walrus 😉

Koo Koo Ka Choo!

No one can accuse the writers and producers , of not showing honor and respect for General Hospital’s past. I can’t wait for the Luke double shocker , I know it will be jaw dropping!

So true!
RC/crew bring up the past more often than not..
looking forward to the closure on Luke and the trip back to General Hospital 1st episode!
It will be fun!

It may get goofy and over the top but there’s nothing better than a writer who understands the genre and uses the history of a great show. I don’t always agree with RC choices (I really wish the mob would exit stage left) but it never ceases to entertain.

I love the mob!
it is a cornerstone of GH ..
long live the mob!

Su0000 and KansasGuest..Frank Smith and all those involved were an extension of the Luke and Laura essence the Cassadines are just a weirdly creepy group of over priviledged people who had so much wealth they just started using it to do outrageous things to try and extend their lives to enjoy their wealth and priviledge far beyond their expiration date. When it comes to the mob these are people who funnel drugs and weapons and monies to gangs and take out whoever they feel is in their way. Their are NO redeeming qualities to true mafia tied individuals. They line up families and groups of peoples innocent or otherwise and take em out. There is NO glamour to ANYONE involved in this type of lifestyle. The stories must constantly include brutal beatings/guns/kidnappings/murder/rapes…et al. There just is no reason to sustain this group of people but for short term arcs that are sure to end in all out redemption for the innocents caught in their web of treachery. Even the best of shows knows when enough is enough and you think you’re mining gold when all your hitting is dirt and stones. I WANT IT OVER…WHACK SONNY…redeem the others…the qualities of them are still there but the lifestyle is not…ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hate the mob….Su, ,mobsters kill; they have no soul. Did you read the book? Lol.

I just want GH to return the PCPD, the WSB, & other law enforcement professionals to positions of respect, as they used to be depicted. Don’t need mob characters to be gone. But, I don’t want them to be romanticized. Luke became a heroic figure because he clearly wanted to leave that life & even persuaded the assassin hired to kill him to turn states evidence against Frank Smith. It bothers me that characters who get a 2nd chance (Sonny, Julian, Carlos, Duke) at life with their families out of prison/confinement go right back to making lousy choices. Every one of their families should, IMO, kick them to the curb when they realize they haven’t learned a d*mn thing.

If any of these organizations had a modicum of common sense there would BE NO long term mob activities so out in the open and tied to the department in such a small city…SHEEESH…there’s no dumber officer than DANTE…and now he’s got an equally clueless..long as MAXIE cool partner to bungle even more cases…

GH definition of “the mob” is a joke. Sonny a Don? Nah…..maybe if he stuffed his cheeks with cotton, lol……but, I doubt it. The first thing the writers should do is educate themselves on “I CARBONARI”, then, take it from there. ‘Tis a poor imitation , especially with Sonny at the helm.
Furthermore, as Shay said, Duke looks more like a dealer of antiquities…..or something to that effect.

Looking forward to the episode I think it will be great. I think Luke and his sisters were probably sexually assaulted and he probably killed his father .

Most likely the father impregnated Pat and something horrible happened to the baby and Little Luke witnessed it.
At the risk of being called a hater, I hate this storyline. There has been nothing leading up to the fact that Luke suffers from multiple personality disorder. The only one suffering from multiple personalities is this story as it swings wildly from point A to point Z.
As a life long fan of Anthony Geary’s brilliant creation of Luke, I can say with absolute assurance that as far as Fluke is concerned? Jimmy crack corn, and I don’t care. In fact, care less about Luke now than I even do about Jimmy cracking all that damn corn!

@ Harry-

I think it’s likely that all the traumatic events that have happened in Luke’s life to this point are what led to the mental breakdown and creation of an alternate personality. That’s often the way it happens to the people affected with these disorders in real life, an accumulation of traumatic events, as opposed to one singular thing.

In Luke’s case, you can go back and trace his 30+ years on the show. Going all the way back to when he raped Laura, killing little Jake, all the times he’s been held captive by Helena, including most recently at Miscavige, who knows what may have been done to him, you have the unaccounted for years from 1984-1993 when the character of Luke wasn’t on the show, the Polonium 210 poisoning, which could have messed with his mind.

Add all those things together, along with whatever happened in his childhood involving his father and sister Pat, and it’s no wonder that a person’s mind would finally reach the breaking point and snap one day, creating an alternate personality to hide from dealing with all the bad things that have happened in his life.

That’s just my theory on how the story should be told. Like you, I’m a life long fan of Tony Geary, and I wanna see the story explained in a way that uses his long and rich history on the show.

Thank you, Dan. Nicely done.

I havent watched G h all that long but I got in to it when I visited my daughter an have watched it ever since, I had her to fill me in on all the plots and have watched old videos of past shows what I did notice was that everyone showed more wow in their roles then they do now. I saw right away why everyone want Steve Burton back as Jason he acting was excellent and I still think he might return to play the real Jason and this jake/jason was brain washed to think he is Jason by Hellena for one of her schemes/plots ,maybe Im just hoping that is the way it will play out. Looking forward to April 1st

Yes if Steve wants to come back Jake is nothing more than a lab experiment!

Billy? A lab experiment? I think I shall swoon…lol….from sleeplessness…lol.

Clarification–everyone doesn’t want Steve Burton back. Not by a long shot.

A lot of people do, and they may even be in the majority; I haven’t been able to get a clear sense of that.

But not everyone. I much prefer Billy Miller, but even if he hadn’t come along, I was so totally over the Steve Burton version of Jason by the time he left that I never, ever want him back. Ever.

Will there still be the nurses ball? …or none this year? Then here is my version of the Nurses Ball, 2015: ACT1-The Golden Gays stars Brad, Felix and Lucas with Josslyn as the brazenly blunt Sophia! ACT2-Anna, Dante and Nathan in Dumb and Dumber meet Dumbest, the PC Keystone cops who cant solve a crime! ACT3 The Wizard Of Dr. Oz stars Dr. Liesal as The Wicked Witch Of The Westbourne who drops a hospital on nurse Dorky Gale played by Sabrina and her little dog Totolie played by Rosalie! ACT4-stars Monica, Epiphany,Milo, Mac, and Felicia in Missing, a salute to rarely seen GH characters but the stage is empty during this act and they arent even shown! ACT5-Carly and Alexis compete in the MS. Skangsta Moll Beauty Pagent. They walk down the aisle twirling guns as Sonny and Julian try to outdance and outlypsinc each other to Gangsta Paradise. Alexis wins by two big votes! ACT6-Spencer, Josslyn, Cameron and Emma discuss their kiddie love life and then kill all the adults on stage in Children Of The Corny! Finale ACT7-stars Luke and Jakeson in The NeverEnding Story. The reason is obvious!…lol

Way to go Jimh.! Add Ray Bradbury’s ‘The Veldt’ to ‘Children Of the Corn.’ Maybe you can think up an Encore number for Elizabeth and Maxi like…”Now you say you do/will and then you don’t/won’t, you’re undecided now, so what are you going to do?”

Liz and Maxi bug me at the moment-i did write something for them but felt it didnt work and i edited it out…Spinelli was to star in ‘The Little Soap(instead of shop) Of Horrors’ as a nerdy flower shop employee who feeds Liz and Maxi to this huge maneating plant but it spits them back out-when Spin feeds Nathan West to the plant, it got a splinter from RPs wooden acting…lol

Thats great Jim! I was thinking when Lucy asked Sabrina about being involved and Sabrina says she no longer is a nurse at GH. Well, for instance, lasy year, the Magic Mike crew involving Michael and Nathan, they dont work for GH. Matter of fact, if thats the case, who would perform this year? Patrick, Sabrina, Liz, Liesel, Phif, Brad, Lucas. Its going to be a short show! Richard Simmons better break out his shorty shorts!

Okay, I have never laughed so hard. Sounds like the best nurses ball yet.

Why did Lucy ask Sparkle Pony to be in the Nurse’s Ball? Does Sparkles even have a talent which isn’t predicated upon her flat rendition of “Someday my Prince Will Come (and then the ole ball and chain came back from the dead and ruined it all)”?

Leave lil Sabrina alone, Harry. She’s one of the few genuine people on the show, nervous breakdown and all! 😉 Not saying she’s the epitome of personality…but she’s just so sincere! Her prince might just be Michael…but if I hear Morgan call him Mikey one more time…

Rebecca, I’m with you re: Sabrina. I like her, especially when she’s with Felix and Lucy. And we don’t need any more b*ll busting females on GH. I’ll probably be in the minority here considering how many feel about Robin, but I don’t think Patrick was any kind of prince the way he treated Sabrina when Robin reappeared. But it seems as long as it’s Robin/Patrick anything goes.

Ha! Rebecca!
Did you know that recent studies prove that saccharine is dangerous to one’s health and that real sugar is preferable?
Therefore, too much Sparkle Pony poses a health risk for us all.

Oh thank you, Harry!!!! I knew that huge groan I heard when Floosy beseeched Sappy to once again ruin….er, join…the upcoming NB festivities was more than just my own….it was a collective one! Needless to say, I was beyond incandescent that for the third year running, this untalented wench is about to again be a central fixture for the show. First, we had the Disney-sprinkled debut extravaganza, then the downer deathwatch for the “Rubberino Bambino” with musical accompaniment and sing-along, and now…a tribute to Mary Poppins???? (Excuse me, but wasn’t this supposed to be a Robin-centric project? You remember her, right?) It’s pretty obvious that Ms. “CuckooCoeCoe” is not capable of putting together a decent program to save her life….why must she always take charge? I know you will disagree with this, but even your not-so-beloved “Dr.O.” could do a more professional job gathering talent for this annual spectacle….and I am hoping that Liesl will save the day by usurping the event even more so than last year. Her spectacular “Cabaret” opening and heart-tugging closing act were superb!

I love Sabrina. So she lost it for a second…lol.

Sabrina and the Carly/Alexis part is for Shay-i must have forgot to push submit when i originally wrote this days ago!!!

@jimh….Yes, I noticed a heavy dose of homage in your NB post, and it was most appreciated! Thank you for that. We are definitely of the same mind when it comes to our views of Sappy, Alexis—and her two favorite co-stars!!!! I especially enjoyed your Liesl scenario, and even though I understood the symbolism of Ms. Davis as the victorious choice as “America’s Top Skangsta,” I think Carly probably deserves the title just a tad more….she is the one who so enthusiastically and fully-immerses herself in that mob culture, while Alexis is simply led there (amidst her own unconvincing protestations)… cleavage first…. by her unabated libido….she just cannot help herself. I think she should be awarded the special “Immodesty Blaise” prize for the most audacious, ongoing display of décolletage. LOL. Lastly, yes, I would miss waxing sarcastic on the Sapster should she blessedly be dispensed with once and for all, but in the interest of making Port Charles a far better and more interesting place to visit, I would be willing to make the ultimate sacrifice of having this major annoyance of a character permanently eliminated. We would still have Alexis (and most likely Nina and Grossalie….) to kick around, and for me, that would more than suffice in the “Sparkle Pony’s” absence.!

If the show would at least drop one of those three waste of airtime-Nina+Rosalie+Sabrina-then that money saved could give more airtime to beloved vet Leslie C.’s Monica who should be on at least once a week and involved in Jason’s storyline-excluding her doesnt make sense but then again this is GH…

Hi Rose…yes, we definitely share a common sensibility and appreciation for nice people…probably in real life, too. Everything we interpret is through our own eyes, how we view people and situations. I think there are certain fans who just don’t like Sabrina, or any other character, just because he/she finds them annoying, boring, ” overly sweet”, etc. To each his own, as they say. But there seems to be a real disconnect for some fans who interpret ulterior motives, mal intent, plotting, manipulating…where none of these traits exist. Must be frustrating for the writers to have their characters so misunderstood…

Harry, my lil luv…lil. I agree. Artificial sweeteners are not good for ones health. But Sabrina is naturally sweet…and in the small doses she’s on screen that only enhances and improves the sour taste of some of the other characters.

Hi Shay,
It doesn’t matter whether I agree with you or not….I always greedily read your posts. Especially this morning….no sleep. Lol.
I wanted to say though, that I laughed so hard at the little skit between Alexis, Franco, Nina and Scotty . These characters meshed and interacted so well…for me, anyway. Mr. and Mrs. Monchichi? C’mon…that was hilarious. And, Alexis ridiculing Scotty’s coif? I didn’t know she had such a sense of humor…and her delivery was ‘parfait’.
Then, when Franco said to Scotty, with a straight face, “Have you seen yourself? Who else would you be.” Well, I just lost it….still laugh when I think about it.
I must say, I appreciated the comic relief.

Shay, I must get on the yellow brick road and ask the wizard for some niceness. I am thinking very naughty thoughts about a couple of characters. Sadly, I am too tired to be sent in the corner.

I love Michelle Stafford, I love Michelle Stafford, I love Michelle Stafford. Hey, Shay? Do you think that if I keep chanting that phrase, it may telepathically rub off on you? LOL. Ta-Ta. Later, girl.

ATWT did this in 2010 with Lisa and Bob’s 50th. It was a treat and refreshing.

Frank and Ron never ceases to amaze me. They keep pulling out all the stops for every GH anniversary episode.

For all I may criticize GH, the current team does regard April 1 a genuine holiday as celebrates the series genesis. Thank you. Favorite scene I have along that line is the Rachel Ames return for the hanging of a Steve Hardy portrait. She had a lovely conversation with Elizabeth, and Jason was leading new residents. It felt like the old GH when the hospital was the heartbeat of the series and the human condition was explored in depth, without the crazy fantasy and spy turns. I embrace those more human moments, and greatly appreciate GH is still working to provide some along the way.

Was Luke’s alternate responsible for the rape of Laura and the death of little Jake? It would explaijn alot .Also, his frequent absences. Over the years, I always wondered why his character really wa not obtaining any personal growth. Actually felt his character was going backwards as far as evolving as a human being. This explains it. I know it was not planned that way but it certainly fits as an explanation. We always knew he had a rough childhood.

This just goes to show how much Frank and Ron care about GH, to put this much effort into the show’s anniversary episodes with the two Nurse’s Balls in past years and now this throwback episode. Even if the writing isn’t the best sometimes, they really know what they’re doing with the show.

As for the Luke story, my theory is similar to the comment posted by Joe above. I think Tim Spencer was a sexually abusive father to his eldest daughter, Patricia, and Luke walked in on him raping her one day. Out of rage he killed Tim, and Pat left the family. Since then, he hasn’t been able to get over killing his father or what he witnessed and that’s what caused his split. Now his second personality – “Fluke” – is his version of Tim, and that’s what caused him to rape Laura at the campus disco. He saw Tim raping Pat, and he did the same to Laura.

And hopefully around the time of the 52nd anniversary, we’ll also get the reveal of Jake being Jason and the mob wars will have quieted down a bit, I know they’ve been a staple of GH for a long time but almost entire episodes are dedicated to it as of late, so they need to relax on it a bit.

Ive said that many threads ago…Luke killed his father after Tim attacked Patricia and with the help of Aunt Ruby they buried his body in the basement of their Elm Street home-the floor was dirt and covered with cement-Pat was 18 at the time and ran away-Luke and Bobbi were still children and Ruby took them to live with her-now here is the shocker-Ruby came back a week later to have the floor covered with cement, unaware Tim wasnt dead and crawled out of his basement grave-SPOILER: Tim is still alive and we will see him-either played by Tony Geary or Bob Barker…or as a transgender and played by Betty White…lol

Jimh, you have quite the sense of humor! I was with you on the story right up until the last part LOL. But I think you’re right, I can’t see there being any other possible explanation for the split in his personality, and with Dee Wallace being cast as Pat, I have a feeling this is the path we’re going down. But maybe GH will pull a B&B and throw a totally unexpected plot twist in there (just not a transgener one LOL).

I am sorry for my reference to Jimmy cracking corn and my not caring. I had forgotten there really is a Jimmy who frequents this forum.
Jimmy, I do care if you crack corn.

Jimmy, what if they will do a transgender and Helene Cassidine is Luke’s father Tim?…lol

Sorry about the Helene reply-just noticed you already seen the one i had written under B&B…

Exciting!!! 🙂

“Guiding Light” did something like this on one of its anniversaries (I remember Beth Ehlers played show creator Irna Phillips) and it was a real treat for fans. General Hospital viewers are very lucky to have their show still on the air (even if it’s not perfect, which of course no show ever is.)

This is great, I wish Bobbie who actually worked with the “real Jesse,” Emily McLaughlin, would be part of it. She once said in an early interview that she’s make up her eyes to look like Jesse’s when she was a young girl, and was thrilled to be on the show working with this icon.

Very touching for the 52nd, nice news, how creative!

I’ve been watching GH for 51 yrs I’m hooked. I would like to see Jason revealed going on too long love the kids parts looking forward
To seeing the anniversary throwback

Aw! That’s awesome! 51 yrs. I would’ve loved to seen some of that from back then.
I want the Jason reveal to happen already, too. It’s wrong to drag it for so long. Also, cut down on mob! If women are their target audience, and the new ratings show record lows for GH in 18-49W demo, ask yourself why? Most women don’t want mob, mob, mob in their face start of show to finish. Why don’t they take some polls like they initially did when they arrived?
Having said that, I do like the writers. I think this is a great idea for 52yr anniversary show!

Note the April 1st date …April Fools…… I just hope the Fluke storyline has been worth the wait as we have all endured a long awaited payoff… I hope TG’s summer vacation isn’t starting in a month again… it feels like he just got back… that would really set me off to have to wait until next October for answers!

On another note, really not all that excited for the Nurses Ball….it was nice to bring it home but …MEH… however I did like the ” Raining Men” dancers… I think I watched that episode a few times….

Well lets hope Ron doesn’t pull some kind of April’s Fool joke and the Luke reveal doesn’t happen after all– because it is pass time we found out what happened. I too think Luke must have killed one of his parents, maybe with the baseball bat that Fluke was so attached to.

I think one of shockers might be there are more than Fluke/Luke personality. I remember when Lulu was visiting Fluke in jail and mentioned getting her Dad back, Fluke said that is one possibility. I don’t know why, but the way he said that lead me to think there could be more personalities and Fluke was the keeper who is aware of all of them. Sorta like in real life case of Sybil when one of her personalities knew about all the other ones, but not all the other ones, knew about her.

As for the throwback– it does sound charming and I’m looking forward to see these actors playing these iconic roles that help make the show what it is

I think Luke was sexually assaulted by his father and then his father made Luke sexually assault his sisters and that when he developed his split personality to block out the pain and shameful feeling he was having.
Also, I hope this Michael story line is over soon. A.J. was no saint but Michael wants everyone to feel sorry for him. Please end it soon!!! Subsequently, I hope the writers will end the Jake Doe story, let Jason come out and end this ( Stuck On Stupid ) story line……

AJ WAS a saint compared to Sonny…he wasn’t a murderer like Sonny, he didn’t steal Sonny’s son and raise him as his own…Sonny did that to him, he wasn’t part of the mob and he WAS murdered by Sonny. Thus, Michael isn’t looking for sympathy for himself or AJ. He wants payback and justice. Makes sense to me…

Me too, Rebecca. I am loving it. Finally someone seeing Sonny for what he is and calling him out for it. Long overdue, and the fact that it’s his “son” who is doing it makes it all the better.

I’m loving it, too, Michael (not Fairman). I only hope Michael’s revenge continues and that he doesn’t fall victim to Morgan and Kiki’s plot…I still have fantasies of AJ rising once again all Michael has done in his name…

To see all Michael has done…

Guiding Light did this first, RC is just copying what they did for their 70th.

I think it’s so sad how few viable doctors and nurses GH has anymore. Nothing against any of these 3 or their work, but hospital vets like Dr. Quartermaines (Alan and Monica), Leslie, Bobbie, Audrey, Robin, Noah et al who still mean so much to the show are still so desperately wanted. These players garner more reaction when they appear than 3/4 of the current cast. What abou a double dose of nostalgia- a throwback episode with throwback actors? These 3 are fine, and have left their own marks in the GH halls, but it’s not the same. It’s just not.

I think what is sad is Anna, Emma or Patrick have not mentioned Robin in months. Recast the damn role! Its too big a hole to let it go unfilled.

It’s sad to see the impatience today’s viewers have for long running storylines. Yes, the Luke story has run a long time, but that was because of a medical issue. The Jason/Jake story has plenty of story left. Rebecca Budig will be part of it. Clearly Jake needs to fall in love with someone other than Sam before he remembers who he is, etc. Sit back, watch & enjoy the story unfold. If you don’t like long storylins, soaps probably aren’t for you!

AJ, I agree, no one has any patience anymore for nothing. Everything is a tweet and its on to the next juicy subject!

Well, Timmm, I, for one, do not tweet…nor am I on facebook. It’s infantile and silly.
However, you must agree that the fluke storyline has gone on and on and on ad nauseam.
Besides, where is the next juicy subject?
My Gran says the same thing….back in the day stories were stories. I agree. I remember being enraptured by OLTL and Y&R . But, this is a different generation; different writers with a different frame of mind…you know, go with the flow, and all that jazz? LOL.

Is it that today’s viewers have no patience for long-running storylines, or that they have no patience for this particular one?

There’s a particular skill involved in spinning a long storyline and keeping people interested. It can be done. But it’s been quite a while since any soap had a headwriter who could handle it. (And network interference definitely does not help.)

This storyline seems to me to be coasting along purely on the strength of AG’s performance. It doesn’t seem to me to be particularly well thought out or well told (I’d also say it’s not horrible, it’s somewhere in the middle), and that could be why there’s so much impatience with it.

Look forward to the throwback to the founders of GH, but as far as the Luke/Fluke and the shocking answers promised I certainly hope so. GH has gotten boring to me over the last month. I find myself fast-forwarding through certain characters’ scenes or just doing other things while the show plays. I’ve never done this before while watching GH.

Anything with Nathan, Spin or Maxie, FF!

I am beyond excited for this episode for all the obvious reasons. My guess at what the double shocker could be– Luke killed his father Tim, but he actually wasn’t successful and the old battle-ax is alive and living with Pat. Torture for Luke but I’d love to see him interact with the one character in history that terrifies him.

Another thought– if Pat was the victim of abuse or was simply being mistreated by her father, why would Ruby not take her to Florida? It’s been said Pat was 18 or 19, but it seems cruel to just leave her behind and tell Bobbie to forget that her sister existed. I think there’s a big plot point hidden there.

Well, just as I have rolled the red carpet out for Frank and his homage to 52 years of GH I must say that Michael hiring Sabrina is hypocritical. She went after Ava and she is connected to Carlos. He is a mobster who is way more careless than Sonny. Secondly, how stupid was it to have Michael, his daughter and new nanny sitting at a BAR! Last, I think it is terrible to have Morgan force Michael into becoming an alcoholic. Alcoholism is a disease and it should not be used as a tool to grab a baby out of ones arms. Terrible! I guess they are grooming Morgan to be Sonny version 2.0! Kiki, awww, forget it!

lol no one will force Michael to become an alcoholic, that can’t be done..
they will plot to make it look like he is one or a drunkard/whatever,,

I’m luvin Morgan, he is standing tall in his family. Morgan isn’t going to let anybody screw with his sister/family! good for him!!
I’m behind Morgan ..

GO GET ‘EM, Morgan .. 🙂

talking about Michael’s ”stupid” actions..
he is not right in the head..
he is full of hate and revenge and not in control of himself..
Michael is bipolar like his daddy …

Bryan Craig has really improved as Morgan. I love how he and Sonny are buddies. When a son looks after his dad it is a sign of maturity. Pizza and Monopoly, love it!

Su00, Michael is NOT bipolar like his Daddy. Sonny is AJ’s stepfather and Sonny is bipolar. AJ was an alcoholic and not bipolar. Morgan is trying to exploit the Quartermaine’s genetic predisposition for alcoholism.
I detest the fact that Morgan is plotting against his own brother with Kiki for so many reasons. One, alcoholism is a tragic and destructive disease. Second, Morgan doing this to his own brother is evocative of the time Carly spiked a recovering AJ’s grape juice with vodka, dumped his body in an ally next to the garbage bin then sousing his body with the remaining vodka, and then called the Q’s anonymously to report that their son was passed out in an ally. Carly did this in the name of keeping Michael away from his father and now Morgan is trying to exploit the Q’s propensity for alcoholism by framing his brother. I don’t like this one bit. Moreover, the new Kiki is horrid. She smirks and grins like a high school girl bully while plotting against her former boyfriend. She is not acting like the big sister who is concerned about her baby sister but like the character she played on Y&R–Abby, the girl who bullied the underdogs and who catfished her lonely and sad friend to the point where he attempted suicide.

I meant to write that Sonny is Michael’s stepfather, not AJ’s. And Timm? You’re right about Sabrina being hired as the nanny of course. I was not watching when Sparkle Pony went insane and tried to kill a pregnant Ava so the hypocrisy of Michael’s actions had not hit me until you and Shay mentioned it.
Still, I am on Michael’s side on this one. I just wish he hadn’t hired Mary Poppin over the Cuckoo’s nest.

C’mon, now, Su. I don’t want to hear a repetition of Cain and Abel. Do you?
What Morgan is doing is WRONG. Even if one of my siblings (which would never happen) would turn against me? I would never retaliate in kind. That’s just sinister.
Also, why are the writers changing Kiki’s persona? TPTB are ruining the character.

Amen to that, Timmm! Seeing the precious angel, Avery, being handled by that lunatic nurse makes me see red….it’s just as bad as when this newly-born babe was stolen and constantly cradled by Nina the Nutter. Enough already with this child abuse! Between that nauseating bar scene to which you alluded and today’s self-righteous display of arrogance by Sappy, I’ve more than had my fill of all this selective amnesia when it comes to whom is fit to care for said infant. However, where we do part company is that after all the passing around of this young, innocent life that we have already witnessed, I’m more than onboard with whatever means it takes for either Ava and/or Kiki/Morgan to get this little sweetie back with her real family. It’s simply absurd to have to tolerate the spectacle of that insipid, interloping babysitter trying to worm her way into the Quartermaine fold in the same way she tried with the Drakes….no more! The Sapster is no better than all the other gun molls in Port Charles and her sense of phony superiority to the contrary is patently ridiculous. She always has been—and will be—nothing more than Carrrrrr-LOS’ sloppy seconds and they need to sent off together, once and for all. They are both stagnant characters with the same old shtick no matter what scenarios are concocted to make them seem otherwise.

Amen Shay!

Shay, i want GH to keep Sappy because i always love your comments about her-id missed that if Saperella was gone. Under my nurses ball comments way above i wrote a little scenerio about her myself and i dedicate it to you!!! P.S. one about Alexis too!!!

Gosh, I may be going out on a limb , but I have never minded Sabrina. Don’t like what she tried to do to Ava, but it wasn’t without provocation because she had been lead to believe Ava had been the cause of her baby Gabriel’s dying. As a result she had a post trauma breakdown and came after Ava. Sabrina is like a babe in the woods when it comes to some of the other characters in Port Charles, and most certainly Ava. Don’t mind Michael having Avery/AJ either when you look at the baby’s other options. Not that he’s not beyond angry at Sonny now, and the Quartermaines aren’t perfect, but Michael has good, first hand reasons why his imperfect family is better than the gun world of either Sonny or Eva. Love to see him take a stand. And he asked Sabrina, she didn’t Maneuver her way into being a babysitter. But I will admit Carlos is her bain. She can just be too nice. Miss her friendship with Felix. He and Lucy brought her out of her shell.

Sabrina is and always has been a good hearted character. To see deceit or manipulation in her is a complete lack of understanding of Sabrina. She genuinely loved Patrick and Emma and she has no interest in Michael. He approached her to work in the clinic, he approached her to be Avery’s nanny ( AJ’s nanny sounded a tad weird considering…but I digress). I know there are the die-hard hate Sabrina haters..and that’s okay. Just like in real life there are people we like snd click with and people we don’t. But deceit, manipulation, insincerity are not valid reasons…they’re simply not part of how this character was written.

As for Michael being hypocritical, I think it appears that way but there’s still a huge part if Michael that is, like Sabrina, honest and trysting. Instead of seeing Sabrina as some evil, dangerous woman who tried to harm his sister, he understands the temporary breakdown she hadm the grief she went through, the revenge she sought…and also realized that in the end she realized her break from reality, her complete anguish and her conscience ep which caused her to warn Ava and admit, as well as apologize for what she had done. Whether one would feel safe, or should frust her with a baby is debatable, not because she’s not good but because she be arnpms so emotionally fragile and broken…you could fear that unintentionally something could trigger that again, though I don’t it. To a judge however…probably won’t work in Michael’s favor.

I completely agree with everytthibpng zhzrry said about Morgans plot against Michael. Literally think the sam rep thing. Terrible…can’t see hoepw any of these people can come together as a family again…

If you could interpret the parts of that which are apparently in Swahili…go for it. Cannot desk with an auto correct that seems to be set I “try to figure out what that sod is”. However, I’ll translate one word. Harry. I agree with Harry…not zhzrry. Yikes!

Annnnnnnd. It happened again.

Father against son, brother against brother, is a great soap staple, always has been always will be..
there is always the journey of getting back together again, and they always reunite..
The brother against brother is really great drama for great stories!

I am team Sonny and Morgan.. they will win 😉

( this stuff its awesome soap stuff!

Hi Rose…
You’re not going out on a limb. I totally agree with you regarding Sabrina. She really is one of the sincerest, good intentioned characters on the show. Michael is as well.

@Rose….I can respect that you don’t regard Sappy as the “bane of existence” that I (and some other regulars here at MFSoaps) do. We all have our personal likes and dislikes. But I can tell you that my derision for this character dates back to “Day One.” I could never abide this sugary miss and her peculiar mix of arrogant self-righteousness and feigned innocence wrapped up in that “Ugly Betty” persona that was then “magically” transformed into an ersatz heroine-princess with all the attendant hoopla and fanfare worthy of a Disney dramedy……her “journey” has been an utterly ridiculous combination of tragedy and the absurd, all rolled into one perturbing package and the ensuing years have not softened my view of this insipid creature one iota….on the contrary, it has only deepened my original convictions and annoyance with this nuisance of a nurse. Moreover, my other issue with the Sapster has been that the actress portraying her is so woefully lacking in dramatic skills….she cannot act her way out of a paper bag. She has darkened the GH canvas for over two years now and I haven’t seen one whit of improvement in her delivery and performance techniques….for me, she is the female equivalent of RP’s Nathan, who has been roundly and regularly razzed for his wooden presence (…and yes, I am looking at you, Timmm, in addition to some others! LOL.) Hence, in the event you were previously unaware of my criticisms and the reasons for them,well, there they are in a very brief nutshell.

@su…you’re right in the sense that soaps are made of this kind if stuff…but this tear between Michael and Sinny goes so deep…from Sonny keeping AJ and michael apart, poisoning Micharls Monday against AJ, threatening and finally killing AJ…the father whom Michael came to love…having sex at his crypt…now Michael taking away Sonny’s baby…and Morhsn repeating the sins of his mother by trying to make Michael appear drunk and und unfit…there’s so much betrayal all around it would be more absurd for them to reconcile than it would be for Anna to be running Around with a Faison mask on and making out with Dr. O! 🙂

Mind…not Monday!


I don’t loathe Sabrina to the same extent that you do, but I’m more than done w/the character. I actually didn’t mind her initially, but sorry, the tripping over her lines, forgetting her lines, is tiresome, especially no more lines than she has had in the last year! It actually makes me mad & here’s why:

I don’t mind if GH hires newbies-Nathan is new, yes, he’s stiff, I guess, but he always knows his lines & he doesn’t trip over his lines. He actually HAS improved since his 1st day. I went back and reviewed. IMO, Sabrina continues to get worse.
The horrible writing w/her lighting candles & suddenly speaking like The Godfather, “don’t worry my son, justice will be mine”..WHAT? I didn’t know when we lost our minds our vocabulary changed with it! So it was bad writing that a bad actress couldn’t pull off. I 1st thought, maybe the volume is too heavy for her, but when she came back form maternity leave, she was worse, not better. Now she doesn’t have much dialogue, but clearly is still getting paid, so why not take lessons on your days off? What’s wrong with that? You have been given a gift here. You’re on a hit show w/no experience, so why not study your craft? Even Jason Thompson still studies his craft & he’s a vet.

For GH to even write this sl, Sabrina as Avery’s nanny is offensive to me! The character says she’s all better, but she’s gotten 0 therapy, just like everyone else on this show. Nothing has changed w/her. Yet, she’s all better now. Let’s just take her word for it. Nevermind she lost it a few months before that and put her wedding dress back on thinking she was back at her wedding day. She only needs a trigger. Whose to say Avery isn’t a trigger? I’m the only 1 that thought Kiki should’ve knocked her block off yesterday! I don’t think Kiki knows that Sonny put a gun to Ava’s head does she? I can’t imagine she would do be supporting Sonny or Morgan if she did. Why not try to get custody herself? What bothers me about the “let’s set Michael up” sl is why is that even necessary? He paid the judge off. Or, persuaded the judge to give him custody. Judge won’t listen to Morgan anyway. And if they took it to a higher court, why wouldn’t they just use the fact that Michael hired Avery’s attempted killer as her nanny? That’s provable. She lost her job over it. So the whole setup sl is convoluted.

All this plus Rosie is such a better actress. I feel she was pushed out of a sl w/Michael for Sabrina. Too bad. If we only get 1 female Latino on a soap at once (insert sarcasm), I prefer her.

Hi Laurie…

I like Sabrina. I don’t think she’s the most compelling character, not by a long shot. But she’s one of the few characters who is written as less caricature, more down to earth…no masks, saving the world, not a spy, an alien, a an FBI agent…just a nurse at GH. (And now not.) Yes, she had herbreakdown and went waaaaaay over the top in seeking revenge. I agree, too, that maybe, in my view not inevitably, there could be a trigger that might cause another break which should make Michael think twice. Again, I think her breaking is doubtful ; I don’t see her ever hurting a child. Even in her irrational thinking she only wanted to hurt Ava, though of course it could have had dire consequences. Sabrina herself was appalled, and confessed. No one would ever have known she deliberately gave Ava those pills…she took it upon herself to come forward.

One could argue Patrick, whom I love, should never be allowed to operate again. He too was grieving…and while operating on Rafe, a boy dying on his table, he contemplated killing him…either by faulty procedure or taking too long to continue the operation. Either way his grief was so deep and his desire for revenge so strong his ethics went out the window, his sense of right and wrong. He, too, contemplated killing a child in revenge. Though Sabrina took it a step further, she “snapped to ” and warned Ava not to take the pills. Yes, it might not have been in time, had the labor occurred, but in the end Sabrina didn’t want her plan to be carried out. Both Patrick and Sabrina were shown grief stricken and in that grief brought down to a what-if situation…what if you could avenge your child’s death.

I might be misreading you but it seems a large part of your criticism is the actress, not the character…at least as you say, at the beginning. Understood. Room for improvement but never struck me the way it does you. I’m hoping they give her a more interesting story. I do like Rosalie…thought the actress was good from her start.

@Laurie….Thank you for your response. I have long enjoyed your thoughtful commentaries and keen insights here at MFSoaps, so it’s a treat to share our mutual views—and to discuss those which may be otherwise. To begin, I just wanted to clarify that in terms of Ryan Paevey, I don’t necessarily agree that he is not doing a good job or deserves the constant bashing he receives on this website….he has vastly improved during this past year ….it’s quite obvious that he takes his role seriously and has put in the time to sharpen his dramatic skills, and I commend him for that. I was merely contrasting the amount of guff he takes here for his initially stilted performances with that of the woefully deficient actress who portrays Sappy. Save for me, and one or two other brave souls, few have weighed in on this comparable topic prior to your eloquent assessment. And yet, all of your observations are absolutely spot on….I have taken like notice of them from way back when, and as you have rightfully pointed out, there has been no demonstrable upward trajectory in this person’s acting abilities since the debut of her character….she has remained totally perfunctory and amateurish….at best. While my issues with her have included the very nature of said role and what I consider to be the patently ridiculous storyline(s) surrounding it—not to mention the laughable dialogue assigned to her—my most particular grievance was with the prominent position this character was warranted from her first appearance, most certainly not an enjoyable viewing experience given her highly apparent need for the rest of the cast to act as a crutch for her extremely green attempts at drama…..her obvious lack of finesse and attention to her craft drove me to complete distraction, along with resentment that so many really fine fellow cast members were repeatedly given the short shrift in both screen time and plotlines in her favor. Having said that, I am in total agreement with your opinion of the Avery scenario….the manner in which this poor babe has been passed around like a basket of fruit since her brutally forced birth has always rubbed me the wrong way, and the latest twisted development surrounding this precious infant’s custody and care is truly one gone too far. Even though I could see this idiocy coming from a mile away, I still cannot believe that there weren’t any responsible adults in Michael’s current sphere (Monica, Tracy?) that didn’t recognize and voice what an insane (pardon the pun….) notion it was to have the insufferable she-me with the questionable grasp on reality serve as any child’s caregiver, let alone the very one she sought to eliminate before it even could draw its first breath. But hey, Sappy says it was all just a silly mistake and she’s just fine now, so that makes everything hunky-dory, right? Why is it that her lame excuses, pitiful apologies and especially, personal assurances of purportedly restored sanity, continue to be met at face value with no further verification from a qualified professional when anyone with an ounce of sense can recognize that she is still on the brink of lunacy and as you have stated, only in need of yet another trigger to send her back over the edge? Totally beggars belief, doesn’t it? No individual in a position of public trust who perpetrates such an aberrant act of abuse like the kind this nurse did in her targeting of an unsuspecting expectant Ava should ever again be allowed to look after any patient or other person following such an egregious lapse of judgment…period. (And as for that nursing license, it needs to be permanently suspended, as well!) Ergo, I also concur with you that Kiki should have gone totally ballistic on this nitwit when she was parading Miss Jerome’s baby sister around town…(Furthermore, I sincerely hope that the return to the courtroom in the subsequent quest for this child’s “best interests” will include a scathing smackdown on Mary Poppins’ dubious record of achievements.) Ditto for the chick I call “Grossalie”….while her unpleasant and abrasive nature has not endeared her to me, she was totally in the right to address the self-important Sappy in the manner she did when the so-called nanny just traipsed into Michael’s office like she owned the place….copping such an attitude with Rosie when she was simply practicing good office etiquette as the Quartermaine heir’s PA was uncalled for, and quite frankly, I would like to have seen Ms. Martinez kick that obnoxious Sapster butt all the way to the waterfront…if anyone would be up to such a task, it would most certainly be the fierce Rosalie!!!! As for future run-ins between these two, I definitely smell a cat fight coming on. I predict “Team Rosie” for the win…you go, girl!

Does that mean Ryan Carnes is now on contract? If so, that would be great. He was actually smiling with Brad in the last episode. It’s great to see him not so sour or serious.

I hope. Give him a story, he deserves it.

I hope the Luke storyline goes along that Tim Spencer was a pedophile and abuser who had assaulted both Pat and Luke. They saw him going after Bobbi while she was sleeping and Pat offered herself and then Luke kills him. Pat is so traumatized as Bobbi walks in to see Luke over her father dead body so Pat sends them to live with Aunt Ruby. Pat takes care of Tim and leaves feeling guilty for not protecting Luke & Bobbi that she never want contact again.

Since Roy Thinnes is still alive and in reasonably good health, perhaps General Hospital should make an effort to include him in an anniversary celebration.

The plans for the 52nd anniversary show sound exciting, and any time the show honors its great history is a worthwhile event. So I will tune in to that show. However,…

I have checked out of GH once again because of the endless, dragging storyline of Fluke and, of course, the constant presence of Sonny and Carly. Please get back with me when Sonny is off the show and Laura is back on!

you might as well stop watching..
Sonny is a cornerstone of as is Carly and they are not going anywhere lol
I love Sonny, and recently I have noticed how RC & FV have changed him, he is not the same as he was a decade ago, not at all .. they mellowled him out 🙁

Laura is never coming back, I read that..
So, goodbye and happy trails 🙂

su0000, you are indeed a breath of fresh air. With your winning attitude, I assume you’re part of the tunnelvision GH writing staff! 🙂

PS: I think we’ve had this spat before… We can simply agree to disagree…

Laura is not coming back and Ms Francis has absolutely no ill will toward the show. In two interviews she has stated their is no place for her on the show! Let it go and wish her the best! If you are to put her back in Geary’s atmoshphere it just shows the big age difference he looks 90 to her 50,


She’s busy doing Nutrisystem commercials. The other day it ran during GH…talk about breaking the fourth wall!

how about this twist – Luke Spenser was born – April 1, 1963 in General Hospital.

AND he was delivered by Dr Hardy AND was switched at birth my Dr Brewer……..

(Roy Thinnes later starred on ABC in The Invaders – a space alien take over of the Earth). And it turns out this Luke is an alien replica of the original Luke, memories and all….

Luke Spencer is not 52. He looks more like 72.

I was talking to Jim about the Nurses Ball earlier and there really are not a lot of official hospital employees who could put on a show and make it a spectacular. I would broadcast the show on a Thursday and Friday and it would include all the actors or most in some role “Out of Character.” This way anyone could participate, the actors could speak as real humans about the charity and you could even bring back some fan faves just for the NB because this event would not be story driven. Michael Fairman, I know you have connections!

That’s an interesting concept, Timmm. Anything that would bring back our many old favorites, like Jack Wagner, Rick Springfield, John Stamos, etc. would be alright by me! In the absence of these professionals, too many performances at the NB have simply been too amateurish, particularly last year’s, and when there are unrelated filler acts, it really ruins the mood. And by the way, may I also add that it would not go amiss to see “Mr. Michael Fairman” in a cameo appearance….perhaps interviewing the attendees????

Yes…i wish they could work it out and bring those stars back…i really didnt care that much when Ronn Moss appeared instead when he is more known for B&B…and it would be great to see MF doing the interviews!!!

Trimm i like that idea…and i agree that there arent enough medical staff at GH for the NB…

Why do they have to ruin all of GH and it’s glorious history. Why not show the original episode with the REAL characters. Sorry but Jason T and Ryan C are not vets and don’t fit nor does a remake story of GH from its glory days. I am so tired of this regime ruining my GH. Tired of ruining vets and GH stories for the writers to have a device to attract viewers. This shouldn’t happen at the expense of GH history.

Cathy, you are so right, especially regarding “this regime ruining my GH.”

I know the episode is GH…the begining April’63;I can imagine GH….mid 60’s….
Carly as Audrey Hardy
Helena as Lucille March Weeks
Scott as Lee Baldwin 😉
Silas as Tom Baldwin.

OMG the Fluke thing will be over (hopefully) The anniversary show sounds fantastic I am 64 and I have been watching on and off since day one. Missed some due to school – work etc. – when I found it on soap net I was ecstatic and then with DVR I don’t have to miss anything. I remember using vacation days for Luke and Laura’s wedding.
Looking forward to it.


Lifetime’s ‘Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas’ Brings Epic Food Fight and “Slapfest Coup de Grâce”

Get ready for the feuding soap opera divas, when five actresses known for their signature primetime and daytime roles are brought together in Lifetime’s new holiday film, Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas.

Saturday night, December 2nd on Lifetime (8pm ET/7PM CT) marks the highly-anticipated holiday movie premiere featuring: Donna Mills (ex-Knots Landing), Nicolette Sheridan (ex-Knots Landing), Morgan Fairchild (ex-Falcon Crest et al), Linda Gray (ex-Dallas) and Loni Anderson (ex-WKRP in Cincinnati).

Here’s what we do know! In story, five alums from the long-running soap, The Great Lakes reunite for a live Christmas finale. Uh-oh!  Now take a look at the backstory of the colorful cast of characters (pay special attention to the clever twists on the actresses names!)

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LAUREN EWING (Linda Gray) “Everyone thinks I’m so damn good all the time,” confesses the junk food-loving Lauren of her second act as a lifestyle guru. “I don’t know how Gwenyth Paltrow does it!”

DANA CUNNINGHAM (Donna Mills) Now a sitcom mom, she’s yet to make amends to ex-bestie Juliette after abruptly leaving the soap back in the day. Not that she hasn’t tried: “When I thought the world was going to end in Y2K,” Dana says, “I reached out to her, and she never called me back.”

LILY MARLOWE (Loni Anderson) After replacing Dana on ‘Great Lakes’, Lily never again found a role to win her acclaim. “What do I have to show for (my career)? An arc on  For the People – Shonda Rhimes’ only flop!”

JULIETTE MATHESON (Nicollette Sheridan) “She left me for L.A.,” the party girl turned fashion mogul recalls of Dana’s betrayal. Will their feud derail the entire event?

MARGEAUX ROBERTS (Morgan Fairchild) “Fasten your face-lifts, ladies, it’s gonna be a bumpy weekend!” The sassy grande dame of ‘Great Lakes’ sees the Juliette-Dana beef as the perfect escape from her own domestic drama.

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Now, making this all the more hysterical is the director of The Great Lakes reunion special, which makes the five women live under the same roof, is its former child star Alex, who has gotten his ex-girlfriend, Nell to direct the finale. Meanwhile, in the subplot. the ‘Ladies of the ’80s’ come up with a plan to get Alex and Nell back together.

As with any good soap opera, there is a major food fight. Linda Gray shared with USA Today ,”The food fight was one take. And it was fabulous.” And of course, their is a bitch-fest slap-fest. Morgan Fairchild revealed, “Oh honey, we all got ours in. Mine was a simple, ‘How dare you?’ with a slap. But I was hoping for a punch.”

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The movie’s EP, Larry Thompson, who is a Hollywood manager and has Donna Mills as a client, said that the entire scene peaks with the”slapfest coup de grâce.” What is that exactly? That is when Donna Mills pushes Nicollette Sheridan into a pool in a nod to Dynasty’s Lily bond battle between Dynasty’s Alexis (Joan Collins) and Krystle (Linda Evans).

In case you missed it previously, check out the trailer for Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas below, also starring Patrika Darbo, Alec Mapa, Mills real-life daughter, Chloe Mills, and Christopher Atkins with theme song by Tiffany.

Now let us know, will you be tuning in to the movie for a premise that should delight many a longtime soap fan? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Ava Receives a Haunting Letter About Austin’s Murder

On Thursday’s November 30th episode of General Hospital, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) is on the case of who shot Austin (Roger Howarth) and pays a visit to Ava Jerome (Maura West) at Wyndemere.

Dante asks Ava when was the last time she saw Dr. Austin Gatlin-Holt. She asks why and what is going on with Austin? Dante tells her he’s dead, and assumes she must already know, especially given her non-reaction to the news.

Ava tells Dante she was last with Austin two days ago at her gallery. When he questions her if security footage can back that up, that would then give her an alibi. However, Ava explains she left out the back, and that the surveillance camera has not been working. Since the murder happened in Pautauk, Dante tells Ava they will want to question her.


She responds that a lot of people in town knew Austin from Maxie (Kirsten Storms) and on. However, Dante points out that Ava was the only one that was kidnapped by Mason (Nathanyael Grey). Ava says she will have her lawyer ready.

As Dante exits, Ava looks through her unopened mail. She finds a letter addressed to her and it says inside on note paper, “You’re welcome.” But that’s not all, inside the letter is a polaroid of Austin’s dead body.


Also in story, Molly (Kristen Vaganos) has a meltdown when she has to start the finding a surrogate process all over again, and is found crying on a park bench by her sister, Kristina (Kate Mansi). Will this be the conversation where Molly will take up Kristina on her initial offer to carry the child for her and TJ (Tahj Bellow)?


In another key moment, James thinks Cody (Josh Kelly) would make a great big brother, which then gets Felicia (Kristina Wagner) flashing back to when Cody told Mac that it turns out Mac is not his bio-dad. Felicia senses something is not right. Is she finally on to the fact that Cody lied to Mac? Stay tuned.


So, who do you think sent the letter to Ava about killing Austin? Is it Nikolas? Cyrus? Mason? Could it be Ava herself, who doesn’t remember she did the deed, or could it be someone else? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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General Hospital Pays Tribute to Tyler Christopher at End of Episode, ABC Exec Nathan Varni Shares: “You’ll Always Be In Our Hearts”

If you caught the end of the Monday, November 27th Thanksgiving episode of General Hospital, the ABC daytime drama ended the show with a special dedication to Tyler Christopher (ex-Nikolas Cassadine), who passed away on October 31st at the age of 50.

With a very touching title card, and a photo of Tyler from his younger days as the dark prince of the Cassadine clan, it read, “In Loving Memory of Tyler Christopher.”

On Tuesday, November 28th, ABC Current Series executive, Nathan Varni, who oversees Grey’s Anatomy, The Conners, Station 19 and General Hospital for the network, shared on X some additional thoughts on Tyler’s contributions to the GH family.

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Varni expressed: “This lovely tribute card was shown at the end of yesterday’s episode of GH In loving memory of Tyler Christopher. Thanks for bringing Nikolas Cassadine to life on our screens, you’ll always be in our hearts. RIP.”

Tyler played the role of GH’s Nikolas from 1996–1999, 2003–2011, and lastly from 2013–2016. He also took on the role of Connor Bishop from 2004–2005. The late actor took home the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2016 for his work as Nikolas.

Share your thoughts on GH honoring Tyler at the end of their Thanksgiving episode via the comment section below.

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