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

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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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Elhu
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Elhu

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.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Agree…100%

aria
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aria

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.

K in nyc
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K in nyc

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

CeeCee
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CeeCee

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

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

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

Mrs B
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Mrs B

Very dark. A missing older sister. Mmmmmm

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

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!!!

Andrew
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Andrew

brilliant!

shrona
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shrona

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

CeeCee
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CeeCee

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

Timmm
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Timmm

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!

Sal
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Sal

amen and agree:>)

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

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

Timmm
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Timmm

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!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Now, Jimh, that’s funny.

Mr. X
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Mr. X

Anything to get away from the mob wars.

Sal
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Sal

agree

Mary SF
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Mary SF

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

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

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?

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

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???

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

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!

Michele
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Michele

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

Timmm
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Timmm

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

jonboy
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jonboy

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

CeeCee
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CeeCee

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.

Nk3play2
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Nk3play2

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

Timmm
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Timmm

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.

Nk3play2
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Nk3play2

@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.

Joe
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Joe

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

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

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

Jimmy
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Jimmy

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!

Ces
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Ces

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

elvina
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elvina

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.

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

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.

k/kay
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k/kay

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

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Maybe he is the long missing Jimmy Hoffa???

Shay
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Shay

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

Harry
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Harry

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

Timmm
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Timmm

Luke Richards!

mollie
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mollie

Luke is the walrus 😉

Harry
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Harry

Koo Koo Ka Choo!

Robert
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Robert

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!

su0000
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su0000

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!

davlestev1
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davlestev1

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.

su0000
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su0000

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

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Su0000 and KansasGuest..Frank Smith and all those involved were an extension of the Luke and Laura storyline..in 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… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

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

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

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… Read more »

davlestev1
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davlestev1

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…

CeeCee
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CeeCee

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.

Mary
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Mary

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 .

Harry
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Harry

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,… Read more »

Dan
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@ 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… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Thank you, Dan. Nicely done.

Donna
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Donna

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… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

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

CeeCee
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CeeCee

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

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

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.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

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… Read more »

rose
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rose

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?”

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

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

Timmm
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Timmm

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!

tracy
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tracy

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

Harry
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Harry

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)”?

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

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…

Rose
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Rose

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.

Harry
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Harry

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.

Shay
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Shay

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,… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

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

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

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

Shay
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Shay

@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)…… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

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…

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

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…… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

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… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

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.

mk
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mk

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

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

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

Iakovos
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Iakovos

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… Read more »

Thomas Procaccini
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Thomas Procaccini

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.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

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… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

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… Read more »

Jimmy
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Jimmy

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).

Harry
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Harry

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.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

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

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

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

jeremy
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jeremy

Exciting!!! 🙂

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

“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.)

mariette
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mariette

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!

Sandy Meyer
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Sandy Meyer

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

Laurie
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Laurie

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… Read more »

Elite Advisors
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Elite Advisors

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….

Mary SF
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Mary SF

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… Read more »

Christine
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Christine

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……

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

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…

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

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.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

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…

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

To see all Michael has done…

Jules
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Jules

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… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

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.

AJ
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AJ

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!

Timmm
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Timmm

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

CeeCee
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CeeCee

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.

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

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… Read more »

Charday
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Charday

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.

Timmm
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Timmm

Anything with Nathan, Spin or Maxie, FF!

mfarris70
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mfarris70

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.

mfarris70
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mfarris70

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.

Timmm
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Timmm

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… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

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..
hey!
Michael is bipolar like his daddy …

Timmm
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Timmm

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!

Harry
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Harry

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… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

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.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

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.

Shay
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Shay

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… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Amen Shay!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

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!!!

Rose
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Rose

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… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

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… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

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!

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Annnnnnnd. It happened again.

su0000
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su0000

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!

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

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.

Shay
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Shay

@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… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

@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… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Mind…not Monday!

Laurie
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Laurie

Shay, 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… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

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… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@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… Read more »

downtownla
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downtownla

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.

Timmm
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Timmm

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

Iain
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Iain

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.

Jay Keaveny
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Jay Keaveny

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.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

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!

su0000
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su0000

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 🙂

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

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

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

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

k/kay
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k/kay

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,

k/kay
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k/kay

Atmosphere!

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

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

mgb357
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mgb357

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….

CeeCee
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CeeCee

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

Timmm
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Timmm

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!

Shay
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Shay

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????

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

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!!!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

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

Cathy
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Cathy

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.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

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

vinman
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vinman

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.

lizzy
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lizzy

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.

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ABC Previews General Hospital’s Halloween Episode

Fight Night will definitely have an impact on the lives of the citizens of Port Charles, on the upcoming Thursday, October 29th episode of the ABC daytime drama series.

Announced by ABC today, along with primetime’s Dancing with the Stars, The Conners, Supermarket Sweep, and America’s Funniest Home Videos, GH is having some ghoulish goings-on for the trick or treat holiday.

According to the GH preview: “As an impending storm approaches Port Charles, Trina and Joss decide to meet up with Cameron and Dev at Charlies before heading off to a Halloween party for the night. Unbeknownst to them, Julian notices the kids are being watched a little too closely by a masked individual. Uneasy and unable to shake the feeling that something is off, Julian confronts the man. Meanwhile, Carly is stunned when Cyrus brings a familiar acquaintance to dinner at the Metro Court. And elsewhere, Finn and Anna’s plans to take Violet trick-or-treating are hampered when Finn is called back to GH, leaving Anna alone, unaware that a particularly evil threat awaits her.”

So, excited to see what goes down on Halloween on GH? Comment below.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Gregory Harrison Is The New Gregory Chase On General Hospital

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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