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GENERAL HOSPITAL: "Jake" Remembers He is Jason Just As He Goes Under The Knife! Luke's Two Personalities Emerge!

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On Wednesday’s episode of ABC’s General Hospital, it might have been better named “Harrowing Hospital”!

There were plenty of gut-wrenching moments starting with the fact that poor “Jake” (Billy Miller), who has given Dr. Drake (Jason Thompson) the go-ahead to perform brain surgery on him, and remove the chip that is allowing Helena (Constance Towers) to control him, recalled he is actually Jason Morgan!

But the revelation occurred at the most inopportune time …just as “Jake” was counting backwards from ten, as the anesthesia took effect that would knock him out in order for Dr. Drake to operate.

As “Jake” countdowns, he has flashes of chats with Helena and different moments with her.  One in particular, where she tells him who he is triggers a major moment for “Jake”.   But, no one can hear the patient on the operating table, as he is now set to undergo the brain surgery! Will Patrick figure out that indeed this is Jason’s brain he is operating on?

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Meanwhile, in heartbreaking scenes performed beautifully by Jackie Zeman (Bobbie) and Tony Geary (Luke), Bobbie visits Luke in his jail cell, and let’s him have an earful of how disgusted she is with her brother … the man that she grew up with and saved her from the horrors of their childhood on Elm Street.   She really lays into her brother when she reveals how truly dismayed she is that he tried to have her son Lucas (Ryan Carnes) killed a year ago.  Luke pipes up that he would have finished the job had Julian (William deVry) not shown up!

However, when Bobbie was overwrought with emotion and pain, and talked about their relationship growing up and more, viewers started to see the real Luke personality everyone is accustomed to seeing re-emerge!  Yup, it looks like Luke is suffering from a form of DID (Dissociative Identify Disorder).

Add all of that to the equation, and a conversation Helena had with Lulu (Emme Rylan), Tracy (Jane Elliot) and Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) and it would seem all roads clearly point to Luke having two personalities, although there are still many gaps in this story to be filled to make it all come together.   Finally, as “Jake” is going to be operated on, Nikolas learns that the ring in the box that Helena presented to him holds the key to just who her “Solider Boy” is … Jason!

Watch the clip where Luke talk to his other personality after the jump! Then weigh-in:  Were you upset to see “Jake” remembering he was Jason before being knocked out for brain surgery?  Were you happy or upset to learn that the Luke/Fluke story could be a harrowing story of DID, and that something terrible happened to Luke as a child? What do you think Nikolas will do with the information that Jason is “Jake”?  Share your thoughts below!

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madluv4u
madluv4u

I must honestly say that it NEVER occurred to me that Luke would have a split personality.

Shay
Shay

@madluv4u….Oh, it occurred to me, too, alright, but not in a serious way, because as a long-term GH viewer, I was expecting and pondering a much more complex explanation as to the mystery identity of Fluke. I don’t know about you, but I am feeling extremely cheated…primarily because of all the time and effort spent trying to crack this particular nut, but also due to the fact that it is such a cliche’ soap device for a character to suffer from DID, not to mention the fact that even if he cannot help himself, seeing the beloved Luke turned into a maniacally monstrous “Mr. Spencer-hyde” is really more than I can bear. While I completely understand AG’s desire for a meatier acting challenge that required him not to rest on the laconic Luke’s anti-hero laurels, I can’t help but feel that with all the deliciously intriguing possibilities posited here as to the backstory behind Fluke, that this is a huge letdown and cop-out on the part of the GH show runners. There were numerous more sophisticated options they could have employed if they had simply mined the rich history of this show, and I have to say that there were many posters here at this website who offered far better and more imaginative, satisfying solutions than the one apparently being provided. That’s not to say that Geary isn’t doing a fine acting job with the storyline as it is, but I am still immensely disappointed, although sadly, that is not a surprise to me. It seems to be my usual reaction to most every promising GH development (since its 50th anniversary year) that’s initially introduced with great fanfare then totally fizzles out at the bitter end. In other words….just more of the same.

Timmm
Timmm

Shay, this will drag out longer but I read that the payoff with be in flashbacks and or the backstory of his childhood and what happened in that house on Elm Street. I will wait it out.

jonboy
jonboy

No need for me to post my thoughts after reading this eloquent post. You said it all!

harry
harry

It occurred to me as well, Shay. It’s also a recycle of OLTL’s Viki/Niki.
And Luke’s alter wanted to be Sonny?
That reminds me of when Mary Anne bumped her head and turned into Ginger.
Remember, all roads lead to Gilligan’s Island.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Hey, Shay.
I did state something to that effect…not as well as you, of course, but we both agree on the ‘feeling cheated’ notion. I said that this was a last minute embroidery….Darning job, rather, as there is still a giant hole blatantly glaring and blaring at me. Where is the Big Bang? As yourself, I expected much more of an intriguing mystery…I wanted an AHHHH!!! moment. Now what?
I am glad to see jonboy back, though. I thought he had sworn off GH? LOL.

Shay
Shay

@CeeCee…..Great minds think alike! Yes…..I read with interest your other comment and meant to respond….I concur with you that there has been a suspiciously “slapdash” sense to this whole Fluke scenario….Me thinks that every time we surmised the actual direction this storyline was heading, a modification was made to both prolong our agony and prove us wrong. And since so many of us had some really intriguing ideas, what was left but the more pedestrian one to which we’re now being treated? While it will undoubtedly provide some interesting plot possibilities and more tour de force opportunities for Tony G., my feeling remains that there are far too many loose ends that will never be adequately explained…much like other recent ending developments that still leave us wondering and scratching our heads. Lastly, I perfectly understand your desire for those aha! moments, not to mention denouements with an air of finality….me, too!!!! But then perhaps I have been too spoiled by all those excellent British dramas and international mysteries that have garnered my viewing favor. With them, at least one is left with a modicum of satisfaction as to an actual beginning, middle and conclusion.

Patrick
Patrick

gosh

is the big payoff … AAHHH … moment… happened already ? with Bobbi

is she the catalyst for why Luke is Luke in such pain

it worked for me… these two actors with their characters as family… portrayed the strongest … and longest… showing… cause, affect and effect?

that being said… AG sure had to do alot to have it all so finalized and closure… with the jail cell scene between luke and bobbi

now ??? it’s what healing time after the reveal of their past in that house of horror?

after all the mixed bag of denouement … which is telling AG drive from his traumatized childhood in shielding Bobbi…

I’m pretty content with everything else going in and around this actor tribute and emmy reel

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

I think it’s a great way to go. Yes, it’s a Ron specialty ala Vicky/Nicky…Jess/Tess…but what hasn’t been done on soaps? As far as I know, GH never had a dissacociative disorder story before so it’s new for THIS show. It also explains why Tracey didn’t find anything unfamiliar about Fluke during sex, why Fluke knew everything that Luke did….and is much more plausible than, lol, his sister Patricia having plastic surgery to look like Luke! (That theory was a bit of a stretch even for GH) . For those who feel GH is too artoonish, unrealistic, doesn’t deal with human saga…this story should satisfy you. We get to see one of our favorite, legacy characters in the depth of despair, we get to examine Luke and Bobby’s troubled past…and we may even redeem Luke to those fans who never approved of ala yra falling in love with the man who rapes her. And, who knows…Sister Patricia May be one of Luke’s personalities!

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Laura, no ala yra.”….raped, not rapes….

Shay
Shay

@rebecca1….In other words, Luke Spencer in drag? Wouldn’t that just beat all???? Maybe the blonde wig Scott Baldwin photographed him in during their dual incarceration unleashed his long-buried feminine side! (Would also explain his belting out that mysterious offering of “I Am What I Am” at the NB!)

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Oh. Forgot they did go there with Connie/Kate. I’m still okay with the story as it’s playing out…

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Haha! Yes, Shay! I think whatever trauma occurred revolves around “Patty”. Luke may have fragmented over that and incorporated her into his being…lol…”I Am What I Am”. The more important question is…complete with cleavage? 😉

Shay
Shay

@rebecca1…..Well, I certainly wouldn’t discount that possibility….particularly if Luke got some “pointers” from an authority on that subject: his old friend, “Natasha!!!!” (Makes one wonder what he might have in store for us at this year’s Nurses’ Ball…..hmmmm.)

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

You just had to go there…sigh. Lol.

su0000
su0000

BIG BRAVO goes to-
Jackie Zeman (Bobbie) and Tony Geary (Luke) !!!

Excited for more Jake/Jason! It could go every which way! FUN!

I had no doubt the Luke was Luke !!
but-
the twist; it all came forth from his childhood..
What in his old house snapped him ??
Perhaps he killed someone!

The writing for Bobby was full of clues/possibilities as to ”who and what” ..
Whatever it is, it’s what made Luke what he is.. something is buried deep inside Luke and I’m excited to find out ‘what’..
RC FV and Team took us on a journey way back in time to Bobby and Lukes beginning, awesome
!!
This story has been a thrill ride into mysteries! I LOVED IT!!

The biggest mistake made were the fans ”over thinking” it..
When one overthinks their mind becomes jumbled with their wants and imaginations going bonkers and therefore distorting the story..
Always go with the story, enjoy the story, and you won’t get lost and lose touch of the writing..
It was fun being a detective!!! grabbing the clues and simply enjoying a great awesome story unfold!

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

You write: biggest mistake made were the fans “Over Thinking” it…their minds become jumbled with their wants and imagination(but thats what the fun is when playing ‘detective’ and guessing, and guessing and guessing…lol)…but going bonkers and therefore distorting the story…getting lost and loosing touch of the story…well thats Ron C., not the fans…lol…now i am enjoying the show…GH has still some flaws here and there but it still has been entertaining in recent weeks…i think a very young Luke witnessed his abusive father sexually assualt his sister Patricia, accidentally kill her during a struggle when she fell down the stairs, and the father had Luke bury Patricia in the basement…then he mentally abused Luke and locked him in the basement as a warning never to tell…Luke blocked out the memory for years but all the drama from his past finally caught up to him while drugged at MsCavige and those horrible memories flooded back causing Luke to develop a split personality and his Fluke side is his abusive ‘father’!!!

Timmm
Timmm

And Jim we have all talked about Fluke on this website for over a year and it has been so much fun speculating.

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

OK, so Pats alive…then its the father Luke killed!!!

harry
harry

Suoo, I do agree that it was great to see Bobbi interacting with her brother again.
Where you and I part ways is you seem to be blaming the failure of the Fluke story to resonate with the viewers on the viewers’ themselves rather than on the writers.
After a while you just wanna say,”It’s the writing, Stupid.”
(rest assure, I am not calling you or anyone else stupid, just utilizing slang speech).

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

Maybe Helene is Patricia…to avoid an ‘EW’ but her Son Stravos tried to get Lulu preggars, lets make Stravos Helene’s stepson so he and Lulu arent blood related cousins!!!

su0000
su0000

jimh..
I never got lost nor lost touch with story..
Some people were confused some were not..
I also said ”I had fun being a detective and following the clues”
Still overthinking it all too much confused people.. I did not have that problem nor did others I talked with.. and none of us over thought it we just enjoyed the story/mystery and rolled with it the way it was written and didn’t mind jumble it..
I really liked the story, and still more to come that will still again give us something more than we might expect..
The acting throughout the story was amazing, by all..
I have no complaints, not one.. I had a good time watching 🙂
It was fun. yes?

Tony liked the story, he knew he would have DID then again DID is never the same for anyone, it has a very personal effect on all whom have it..
DID is not a cookie cutter aliment and Lukes DID is a journey of his early life, and Tony liked that, to go there and play it out..
I said throughout– Luke was Luke .. 🙂
The story and Lukes DID is a journey and I like that a lot because it makes it personal and meaningful of Luke, not just a Helena mind control plot which would be not meaningful, no depth, no Luke journey .. At least it is a personal journey and not a chip in the brain..

Tom84
Tom84

Totally agree, reading about it on here got me watching GH and now hooked on it!

Laurie
Laurie

Sometimes I think su0000 I think you are RC himself! LOL You are so positive.

dmr
dmr

I think it has to do with Patricia becoming pregnant-most likely from their father Tim, and perhaps she is Bobbie’s birth mother?

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

Yeah, that sounds more like it…

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

Maybe Helene is really Pat?

Dr Uyo
Dr Uyo

I think Luke killed his father

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

I think Patricia is one of Luke’s personalities…perhaps she was molested and murdered..and Luke took on an adult version of her that no one in Port Charles has ever met…

Shay
Shay

@su0000……I get very weary of your assertions that those of us who do not love and/or find logic in every single detail about GH are “overthinking it” (or “don’t get it”….your other favorite response…) First of all, for me—-and many others, I should gather—-the thought process is an involuntary function…..we do not choose when to turn it on or off….it’s a natural occurrence that obviously is much more pronounced for some than others. For example, when I watch the show, I am aware not only of the storylines and dialogue, but the actors, their physical characteristics, fashions, makeup, scenery, etc. I take it all in and absorb it….that’s just the way it is for me whenever I watch a program,….I can’t turn that off anymore than some people who apparently lack that extra sense of perception to notice all of these things can turn it on. Secondly, the collection of posters at MFSoaps often demonstrate an extremely high level of intellect, cultural appreciation and taste, therefore, to imply that when we don’t enjoy or are even outraged or appalled by certain aspects of the soap can be attributed to the fact that we “don’t get it” because we simply aren’t special or smart enough to do so is also an untrue assumption. I dare say, most of us who state our opposition get it quite fine…..we just don’t like what we’re seeing or hearing in specific instances, particularly in reference to the more historical aspects of GH ….while I understand that you find this show extremely entertaining, delightful, praise worthy and pretty much devoid of any need for criticism, please extend that same courtesy to those of us who are perhaps a bit more discerning in the criteria of that which we view. Thank you.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Su, we all followed the clues. But the clues led us astray. The clues were made up as the idiotic storyline went along. Why bring back all those characters such as Ashton and Jerry and Faison for no apparent reason? Do you know the reason, Su? If you do, please explain it to me.
How is it possible that out of all the fans, you are the only one who just sat back, followed clueless clues and enjoyed the outcome as it NEVER really unfolded? I do admire your steadfastness, albeit I must admit that GH is the one soap I look forward to watching.
No one is overthinking anything. I am not really sure what you mean by that. Do you mean for us to just watch with no thoughts, empty-headed morons? Of course, we are going to THINK! It is our job to speculate….we do have a functioning brain, but no amount of intelligent speculation brought satisfaction and appreciation for a story well told. It is still convoluted and disconnected….so what do these creative genii do? They draw straws picking some other plot out of their a$$…..point in fact : Luke and his childhood trauma. I doubt TPTB even know what that is yet. I do appreciate this extra sensory perception you have, Su. What can I say. Your loyalty and tenacity are to be lauded. I must also add that after all is said and done, I do love GH.
So, the last thing I want to do is give the opposite impression. But, I must call ’em as I see ’em.

Nonetheless, it is in bad form for the writers to create such music, build us up….. a crescendo that never reaches its climax….what a let down…know what I mean?????
How long are we to wait now? Will finding out the mystery of Luke’s horrific life as a child take another year? I am sure you will somehow justify it by saying we overthink it, right, Su?…..just pulling your leg, girl. Later.

Mary SF
Mary SF

Well if this was the story since day one, then congratulations for leading all of us on this merry chase of who is Fluke? If this was a recent development and now they are back peddling to fill in the gaps, then congratulations for finally figuring out where to take this story. But it is not over–now we have to find out what happened in the basement, how many personalities does Luke, how does all of it connect to Patricia and can Luke be integrated — and despite the over the top story, those scenes in the cell when Luke regained control over Fluke while Bobby was speaking from the heart were– gold.

As for Jake, glad he remembered but it won’t be that simple– most likely the surgery will have some kind of complication that he forgets who he is again–or he remembers his past life as Quartermaine only and everything after that he doesn’t remember. There will be a twist– there always is.

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

Ive long said i wanted Jakeson to be a Quartemaine so i hope that part is true…what if a very young Luke witnessed his abusive father sexually assualt and murder Patricia accidentally and then he forced Luke to help him bury her body in the basement in that house…his father then locked Luke in the basement as a warning never to tell…Luke blocked the memory for years but in all came back when he was drugged at MsCavige and caused his split personality??? Or would that be too much for daytime???

Mary SF
Mary SF

Well, since Julian has known Fluke for years I believe the story is basically rewriting Luke’s history. They are taking the complex anti hero that was Luke and essentially saying when Luke as “bad” such as raping Laura, he was Fluke and when he was the hero- he was Luke– and there might be other personalities to explain other aspects of his past. The show has established Luke often disappears to explain TG absences, so during those time Luke could have been Fluke, setting up the plot to take over Sonny’s life, and when Luke came back he remembers nothing of doing it. The point being if he is DID, he has been DID since childhood, it just didn’t happen while at MsCaviage. He dissociated there, but it didn’t start there. But I do think the initial split is related to Patricia and whatever happened in that basement. Too bad they killed off Connie she would been a great help to him dealing with this.

Robert
Robert

I have similar suspicions about the Spencer father, I believe he may have been sexual abusing the oldest daughter and was about to d the same to Bobbie but young Luke had to kill him and in his mind he made himself believe the father ran off. The only hole in my theory is from what I understand the father left the kids as their mother lay dying on the kitchen floor. The father ran because if the mother was taking to the hospital they and the police would be able to tell she suffered repeated physical abuse. The show from what I understand is looking for a name actress to play Patricia, so we figure she is not dead, it is a short term role so I guess she will be the one to reveal what happened, that even Bobbie do not know. I also believe they are hiring young versions of these characters for the flashbacks to their horrific past.

Patrick
Patrick

“no” it’s not too much

sexual assault, in it’s many forms…. needs to reach

stepping outside the comfort zones with

this would certainly give credence to Luke DID

I’m SO glad Jacklyn Zeman is on GH

dmr
dmr

I hope Jake remembers his Quartermaine roots. I would love for Jake to be Jason Quartermaine-leave Carly and Sonny in the dust and be close with Michael.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

I agree with you dmr…definitely want him back with the Q’s…but either way he’s already formed a bond with Carly.u

harry
harry

I think it may get even more distorted, twisted, sick and dark if that is possible involving a baby who was the result of rape and incest.
Oh what fun!
Does anyone remember laughter?

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

I think it would be fitting for Patrick to figure out Jakeson’s true identity…i mention that in previous posting…but unlike Nik who Helene has presuaded to keep quiet and not tell Sam that Jake and Jason are the same person, Patrick wont tell Sam because he has fallen in wuv with Snoozy Sam…as for Luke/Fluke’s split personality, id like to see him treated by a new psychiatrist in town who specializes in split personality disorders and played by Erika Slezak…YES!!!

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

Loved Jackie Z’s scenes with Luke…but disapointed that at least an off camera Laura wasnt somehow used in this plot…Laura just feels like the missing piece to the Fluke puzzle…its like when Julie appears on Days without Doug…jmo

Laurie
Laurie

Yes, when Luke called out some names to call, missing was Laura, Lucky and even Robert.

Jackie was amazing. Watched her scenes a few times.Too bad the Emmy pre-noms have already been announced. I had finally started ff’ing Fluke&Helena scenes but I had to watch JZ and BMiller w/him. I’m glad they are going to explore Spencer family history and Luke has temporarily found his marbles, because Jackie Z has been the saving grace in this sl. She lit up the screen at their old childhood home w/Michael & here as well.

I know who figures Jake’s ID out thank to spoilers but I won’t say. This person has no reason NOT to share this with Sam. I’m pretty worn out from 5 months of torture fans & BM have had to sit through, making him a victim w/no memory. This is his 3rd hospital visit: hit by a car, passed out on the docks, chip removal. He’s Helena’s toy soldier. He sees his wife banging Dr. Drake. He has no home, no name, no purpose. Dr. O, kicked him out of hospital, Liz dropped him like a hot potato the second Ric walked in, Carly, who commits perjury on the regular for gangsters but turns him in (but that was a good thing, but still…), Sam hunted him, he’s been in jail & he’s so afraid of Dr. O’s bashing his dialogue consisted of explaining to Patrick he can’t afford surgery because he has an outstanding hospital bill. Something I’ve never heard mentioned on a soap before. He’s a victim! Please writers, give him his name, son & eye contact back at least! Still love the actors involved in the sl.

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

I didnt hear Monicas name when Nik mentioned Jasons loved ones to Helene…why not!!! Leslie C. is now the longest player on GH…this is a shabby way to treat her and her character!!!

harry
harry

I agree, Jim. Laura is a HUGE missing puzzle piece. Anyone who has been a Luke fan for as many years are feeling the void.
I did enjoy Bobbi being pulled back into the story

Jeremy
Jeremy

Ok, terrific acting by Tony Geary & Jackie Zeman, Jackie was awesome!!! With that said, DID or whatever, I’m over this Fluke/Luke thing, I was done months ago. I’m so much more intrigued when Fluke/Luke is not on. The “Jake”/Jason story has my attention, along with the Ned, Olivia, Jules & Alexis story. I’m also fascinated by NuMichael. Finally! Chad is stepping up. Point is… as brilliant as Tony is, and worthy of a nomination, I don’t care what his deal is… unless it’s an absolutely brilliant revelation. So far it’s been a waste of time and space, not talent. Welcome home, Jason!

Jeremy
Jeremy

Oh…welcome back to Port Charles, Spinelli !!!

su0000
su0000

hi Jeremy..
Chad is bringing the house down, he is giving us his A Game..
Nonetheless; I want to slap Michael against a wall, hard lol ..
And Chad making me want to hurt Michael, I say BRAVO!

I’m with you, ready to go into the Jake/Jason story and GH is now giving us couples to root for..
and….. ooooh gooodie!! Spinelli !!!

Ces
Ces

Happy to See Spinelli!! Hope he sticks around!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Yeah, Jeremy. I’m so glad Spinelli is back. I only hope he throws down his gauntlet to Nathan and swoops Maxie out of N’s life. Yeah! I’d really loooove that!

David J.
David J.

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any stupider.

Julian mentioned when this whole Fluke storyline started that he met Fluke years prior and he helped him create that Derek Wells Empire. Did Ron think so little of viewers’ intelligence that he simply thought we would not notice that or the many other plot holes in this story.

I can’t help but wish GH would hire a real writer and not a cartoonist.

Mary SF
Mary SF

I don’t see as a plot hole– it has been mentioned many times of the show in the past the Luke often would just up and disappear for awhile — during those times he could have disassociated and been Fluke doing all those these Julian said he did, but when Luke regain control he would forget he ever did them. The biggest hole in story is how Luke could not know all these years he was missing time, that he or his family could not tell. Of course it takes a complex character like Luke who was the classic anti hero and just white washes his history away saying all the bad things were done by the Fluke personality and all the good things by Good Luke. As a newer to the show I don’t mind, but if I was long time viewer I might be truly pissed at what this development does to the character Luke and his history.

Jenny Brooks
Jenny Brooks

I think you must have to be a Cassadine to understand or follow the logic in an argument between Nikolas and Helena. Can someone please explain why Nikolas is involved in all this and why he’s behaving like this?

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

Maybe there is going to be an epidemic of split personalities in PC…first Ron C., Connie, Luke, and maybe Nik…i know… I sound crazy…but hey, it is what happens to some of us when we watch GH…lol…seriously, i think Nik is secretly working undercover with Anna to bring the Cassidines down…???

su0000
su0000

Hi..
I think Nikolas is working with ‘Sloane’ to bring down Helena to save his son that stole a voting box, big time federal crime..
or-
Nik took the voting box to put Sloane in power..
yup.. one of those lol ..
In someway Nik is attempting to get the good on Helena and put her away for life/whatever.. (think he working with the feds)

CeeCee
CeeCee

Su, there is no crime. Not by a child, anyway. He found it. The kid is nine/ten years old. Nikolas is not doing it to save his son. No court or judge or anyone would convict Spenser.
I do agree that there is an unholy alliance between Nikolas and Sloane…on the other hand, I have mentioned it before that methinks Sloane is on the right side of the law. So, it might not be so unholy…. Nikolas is aiding him in some way. For what? Who knows. I’m sure the writers will think of something. This looks like another mystery without rhyme or reason AND with no answers.

Laurie
Laurie

What I want to know is, why did Helena tell Nik who Jake was only to threaten him not to tell anyone? Does Jason have stock in ELQ she wants to steal? Good luck.

Maureen Lynch
Maureen Lynch

This Fluke story has turned out to be very disappointing. Hope it is concluding soon. And like you said too many holes to be filled in.

Max Daddee
Max Daddee

Ditto, Maureen. It’s dragged out way, way too long which has made the twists and turns boring. And the DID thing – to try and bring that into a character whose been on the show for decades… that’s a no go. Way too unbelievable. Time to wrap it up folks and move on.

Rose
Rose

I’ve never really liked the Fluke story. Plus, they shouldn’t have let it drag out so long. Bottom line, I’ve got Fluke fatigue, and I just don’t care how it plays out anymore. But I did enjoy it today. I’m hopeful it’s getting us back to some semblance of the old GH.

su0000
su0000

The Fluke story ran the time front stories run/4 months..
and during that time a whole lot of other stories were taking place, also..
All was as it should be – 4 months to wrap up during sweeps..

(the story has had just begun when Tony needed to leave, back in Nov..

Rose
Rose

Wanted to add I think Jackie/Bobbie has really risen to the occasion, but as good an actor as Tony can be, I’m just tied of his histrionics as Fluke/Luke. Sometimes like fingernails on a chalkboard. FF time.

jeremy
jeremy

What an epic episode of GH today, nicely done..

Laurie
Laurie

It was a good episode. I agree. You can tell GH rotates script writers each show. Some days are better than others. But I like the rotation.

aria
aria

the answer to your question, where you upset or excited with the two new twist? then my answer is yes, i’m disappointed although, not so much with the jake/jason story, i believe if he is going to be revealed to be jason, then somehow robin should be in the mix, as for the luke story, after teasing for so long i am disappointed mainly because i feel RC will turn this storyline into OLTL jessica and vicki the male version now with luke and while it gives someone as powerful as anthony geary the opportunity to act his ass off, this will mean a never ending storyline of luke nowhis spit alter ego fluke. I remember i started watching OLTL because i was curious about the actor who played jessica husband who died, and i have to admit i was drawn into jessica spit personality story, yet i realized jessica was never really jessica again till the show was cancelled, she kept going in an out with her spit personality and it was exhausting to watch, and thats what i’m afraid for here, that RC will turn this part of luke into a never ending Fluke popping up and worse yet, he will add more “personalities” so for me this storyline really blows, and i’m not looking forward to luke, fluke, and bill and probably likes evil dad, ect.. don’t do this storyline RC please, not if your not ever going to ended.

Jules
Jules

So GH gets yet ANOTHER feature, but Young and The Restless, who had a massive week for sweeps has yet to have one write up? Another day, another article about GH.

Timmm
Timmm

Love GH but your right, where is the love for Y&R?

harry
harry

Agreed, Jules. I would really like to say something positive once in while and Y&R would afford me that opportunity.

Robert
Robert

I loved the scenes between Luke and Bobbie, I was in tears because Jackie Zeman and Tony Geary gave powerful performances in that episode.

Timmm
Timmm

Hopefully this will sink it to the powers that be, WE LOVE OUR SOAP VETS!

Jeremy
Jeremy

We sure do love them, but hello…where is Leslie Charleson – Monica, she’s barely ever on-screen or mentioned. I don’t recall hearing a mention as to why Monica was not at the Waterfront Project thing. She’s obviously not home either, because all we’ve really seen is Michael and Sabrina, and Ned and Alexis there.
Where is Monica??? Next, where is Lucy & DOC? Mac & Felicia?

west virgina fan
west virgina fan

soaps are over the top–get over it. And for all the moments tony g goes too far (what is happening to me (which you might scream if you were losing time too), there are moments like the look of fear in his eyes when the real Luke first came back that remind you of Luke’s moments (singing the cowboy lullabye to lucky in the hospital, holding nicholas’ hand in the ambulance after he was shot in the throat) that remind you that geary really is head and shoulders over most other soap actors.

so the plot has taken a long time to unfold–deal with it. luke and bobbie grew up in a house of incredible violence that led to bobbie being a teen prostitute–finally getting to what made luke the complicated character he has already been is going to be worth the ride. and it doesn’t have to be good luke bad luke (it is not like “good luke” didn’t remember raping Laura, or killing his grandson). this is going to give a variety of actors the best material they have had in years.

and, if this is geary’s swan song–they really do need to figure out how to bring robert and laura back for some piece of his fallling apart and being brought back together

Sandy B.
Sandy B.

Why should we be surprised that Luke has now been shown to have 2 personalities considering who head-writes this show? Anyone who used to watch OLTL knows this is what Ron C. writes for as many characters as possible. Who’s next, Ron? Michael Quartermaine? Sonny? Yeah, that’d be just what we’d want to see: the mob boss with bipolar disorder AND d.i.d. on our TV screens 5 days a week! No thanks!!

When Ron and Frank took over the reigns at G.H., they promised that we’d see more of the characters we used to love in the past and less of Sonny and the mob. Well, guys, thanks for welshing on that promise. Although I have nothing against Maurice Benard [he’s proven to be a wonderful, though very much a method, actor with his hesitations and stuttering], what is it about him and Sonny that all of G.H.’s male head writers just can’t leave alone? Are they living vicariously through Sonny’s exploits, what with all of his women and children? I don’t get it.

What I do get, however, is why Tony Geary agreed to take on the role of Fluke, as it created a completely different personality for him to play, and he has been fantastic! Now that Luke seems to have re-emerged, will Tony stay with the show? Why would he? Mr. G. is the reason I began watching G.H. back in 1983, but once he leaves I, too, am out of Port Charles. The show I used to love is long gone, with only a few remnants left of long-time characters and their portrayers.

Yes, shows must update themselves and new characters brought in, but there are still a lot of us who’ve watched for decades and miss the wonderful love stories that used to be told, mostly by women head-writers. Clair Labine, please come back!

It would be easy to go on for pages about who could come back to Port Charles, but I’ve said enough. Bottom line: more genuine relationships, including in that building where the doctors and nurses work, and far less of Sonny and Carly’s messed up principles. The show is called “General Hospital” after all.

Timmm
Timmm

I think Ron and Frank have given us our share of vets. As for Luke, Tony Geary is on record as saying he wants Luke dead! No L&L riding off into the sunset.

Timmm
Timmm

Fluke+Luke=EMMY! I know people have grown tired of this story but I ask you to do two things. One is to dismiss the story and watch Mr. Geary act. It is amazing! Two is look at others on GH and on other soaps who have front burner stories and absolutely suck as actors. Embrace this people! Fluke+Luke=EMMY!

Dan
Dan

Tony Geary is gonna need an entire room to display all of his awards by the time his career over. What more can be said, another phenomenal performance from the best actor in daytime television history. Jackie Zeman also with a nice reminder of how great she can be, when she’s given material of substance to work with.

People can debate whether they think “Fluke” was a good story or not, or if they like where it ended up. But in terms of a show taking you on a roller coaster ride, with so many edge of your seat twists and turns, and every time you thought you had it all figured out, they took you in another direction, it was a damn fun ride for this viewer. It was exciting and unpredictable, exactly what I want a show to be.

It’s also a vivid and accurate portrayal of how devastating mental illness can be. And as someone that has a very close family member that has suffered from mental illness for all of her life, that scene in the jail cell where Luke came to the realization that he’s “lost his mind” for lack of a better word, that brought the tears for me, cause I’ve seen moments like that happen first hand in real life. People that have been living in an alternate reality have that moment of clarity where they realize and understand that things aren’t right, and they have no idea how they got where they are. That’s as real as real gets.

Bravo to Tony Geary for his master class performance. Hopefully some more well deserved Emmy gold will follow! Bravo to GH for another riveting story!

su0000
su0000

BRAVO!!!!!

The story and Lukes DID is a ‘personal’ journey and I like that a lot because it makes it personal and meaningful of Luke, not just a Helena mind control plot which would not be personal nor meaningful, no depth, no Luke journey ..
At least it is a personal journey and not a chip in the brain..

Luke has always disappeared for lengths of time and nobody ever knew where he was or what he was doing, he was noted for his mysterious long disappearances..
— it is genius of RC & FV and team to put it all together for the closure of Luke Spencer–

harry
harry

Mental illnesses such as DID do not manifest themselves at age sixty five.
This is horrifically unrealistic and there has been nothing leading up to it
Yes, I get it–it’s a soap–and GH is unrealistic and campy as all hell now but for you to try and instill reality into this insanely ridiculous story is just wrong.

Dan
Dan

Pardon me, Harry. With all due respect, you’re way off base on this one. I can speak from first hand experience about this.

My mom suffers from a mental illness very similar to DID, and it began for her in her early 60s. They can strike anyone at any age. I live it every day with my mother, where I never know which version of her I’m going to get from day to day. It’s an agonizing way of life for the people with the illness, as well as the family members and friends that love that person, and remember the way he or she used to be. So please don’t come on here and lecture about what it is and isn’t realistic.

They don’t know what causes it, it could be a single traumatic event that triggers it, it could be an accumulation of things over many years, it could be genetics. But it’s very real and despite your condescending tone, there is nothing whatsoever ridiculous about it.

su0000
su0000

Hi Harry..
I do not believe it is DID but more-so his mind being being messed up …
He has his chance to fluke and there are other mental illness that can bring that on also..
The mind is a very mysterious place and even the physiatrists and neurosurgeons do not fully have it mapped/understand it..
Luke is not a DID man, it is something like it but not it..
It all started when Luke returned to the house, a mind trigger to Fluke, but does not have to be DID..
====== It is much like a skitzo episode thing……. not did

su0000
su0000

I’m going with something like this;

Antisocial personality disorder

Disregard for others’ needs or feelings
Persistent lying, stealing, using aliases, conning others
Recurring problems with the law
Repeated violation of the rights of others
Aggressive, often violent behavior
Disregard for the safety of self or others
Impulsive behavior
Consistently irresponsible
Lack of remorse for behavior

there is a 100 things it can be outside of DID then again they are all some kind of crazy..
Luke had a trigger at the house, so whatever it just afflicted him..
It’s a soap illness <—— ahaa
We can call call it .. Soap Skitzo Disease..

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

Ron C. has more strengths as a writer (I would argue) than people often given him credit for, but writing mental illness storylines has never, ever been one of them. With both Viki and Jess on One Life to Live, for example, the “rules” seemed to change from day to day about basic things such as the degree to which the main personality was aware of what the alter personalities were doing and what “integration” did or did not mean. So although there might be some interesting moments along the way, I’m not expecting this storyline to make good sense in the end.

I’m rather surprised they’ve decided to go down the DID path again so soon after ConnieKate. Is it something in the Port Charles water?

And as others have noted, how can they do a story that goes to the heart of Luke’s basic personality over the course of years/decades and NOT have Laura involved in it?

Ces
Ces

I agree with you. This story is annoying to say the least, although, I do like the new spin on it with uncovering Luke’s past.

Regardless, I’m a big Tony Geary fan and I’m always happy to see this man in the forefront of any storyline.

Of course, it IS always my wish to see Genie come back and read what Luke is going through. If anyone knows this man, it’s Laura — just wish GH and Tony weren’t so against that happening even for a little while.

SiteAdvocate61
SiteAdvocate61

Suoooo ,Dan and everyone

I like the Antisocial Personality Disorder and there is another illness called BPD or Borderline Personality Disorder where the Dominant alter is one of extreme rage as much as some other characteristics. It’s one or two steps more extreme than DID.

Chaz
Chaz

As Ron continues to mine OLTL for his writing I wouldn’t be surprised that as they dig in that basement they don’t come across the Port Charles version of Eterna (maybe THAT’S where Patricia has been all these years!)

Jimmy
Jimmy

If this was the plan from the beginning, to have Luke have 2 personalities, then why have we NEVER seen this side of him emerge before? And is the explanation for the emergence of Fluke supposed to be Heather locking Luke up in Miscavige and those drugs he was hyped up on causing his second personality to emerge? Because ever since Luke was rescued, he has been acting very differently. Plus, what about Julian supposedly meeting Fluke in witness protection? Are we to believe that every time Luke went on vacation, Fluke reemerged and met with Julian? As exasperating as this story is sometimes, I want to see it through and wait for it to be fully explained.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate the story. I found it very interesting at first and with all the twists and turns this story has taken, it’s been unpredictable and peeked my interest more than most other stories do. Plus, Tony Geary has been incredible throughout the story, ever since Luke and Fluke came face-to-face back last May. And these scenes with Bobbie today, starting out as Fluke, then watching Luke reemerge, then Fluke and Luke confronting each other again, could EASILY win TG another Emmy. His performance has been consistently phenomenal.

However, to counterbalance the pace at which this Fluke story has been unraveling, I am pleased that the Jake/Jason story is be wrapping up much quicker. I thought we’d have to wait forever for people to learn Jake is Jason, but thankfully they picked up the pace and had the reveal come sooner. Also, Billy Miller is continuing to prove why he’s one of the best in the genre. His performances are consistently amazing and chemistry with all of his scene partners (hell, even Helena!) make me love having him in the role, and make me really miss him on Y&R. Kudos to GH for fantastic casting, though. BM is really making the role his own, and I don’t miss Steve Burton at all.

su0000
su0000

I luv this story..
Lukes journey, how befitting..
Lukes beginning (and Bobby)
To have Luke go back to his horrible childhood and face his demons, is genius..

I can see why Tony loves this Luke story..
It is a Luke journey’ the deeds done that made Luke who he became, and soon we will know what triggered Luke to become Fluke..
RV an FV and Team did Tony a great justice for the Luke character to give Tony the opportunity to do a journey back to his beginning..
I gotta say ; BRAVO!! to ALL !!

((to have had Luke have a chip in his head and Helena mastering him would have been horrible, indeed..))

—- So excited to come to finial of Luke’s journey!!

kal
kal

Luke’s dual personalities in interesting, however tedious. He should get cured quickly and then decide if he wants to be in this show on a regular basis. Good actor,, but not consistent. I would like to see Jake back as Jason. Who ever writes this character makes him so personable that you want him to have his life back and for Sam to stop her bed hopping. Would like to get back to Sabrina and have her find happiness. As well as for Felix. Please don’t bring Robin back. Been there done that. Let the good doctor take c

Robert in Jersey City
Robert in Jersey City

Enough with Helena Cassadine. Let’s get back to Planet Earth.

brenda
brenda

Jakeson is a borel. I dread if Sam gets stuck with him and I’m a huge Jasam fan. I can’t believe this is sweeps, more like sleeps.

christa Lyon
christa Lyon

This storyline take long time to revealed Jake really is Jason Morgan nikolas need to tell Sam need to know her husband is alive in port Charles and Danny will see his dad to spend time together as a family

Sue
Sue

the Jake/Jason storyline has been dragged out way too long !!! Bring it out and move on. It’s getting boring.

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GH’s Kathleen Gati and Michelle Stafford Deliver The Power Performance of The Week!

A grieving mother and sister found themselves stuck in a revenge plot gone haywire, that provided the backdrop in which two accomplished actresses; Kathleen Gati (Liesl) and Michelle Stafford (Nina) were able to shine on episodes of General Hospital.

Although Peter’s kidnapping went on far too long, and fans on social media have their own viewpoints as to what they think of Mr. August aka Henrik Faison (Wes Ramsey), the final week of taking Peter hostage to torment him as payback for his part in Nathan’s death; gave Gati and Stafford scenes from the comedic, to the emotional, to the cray-cray, and more..

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On Thursday’s episode, Nina is trying to talk down Liesl from torching the place, but Liesl is becoming more unhinged and more grief-stricken.  She says to Nina, “I lost my son.  I gave Nathan up to protect him.  I spent my life not even daring to gaze in his direction for fear that Cesar would take him.  I never wanted my son to be like him, and now my beautiful boy is buried in the ground, while the other son is still breathing!  So, I must finish this my way, Nina  …  with or without you!”

Pleading, an emotional Nina responds: “Aunt Liesl, you are not the only one who lost time with Nathan.  I did, too.  I missed him growing up.  I missed his childhood, and seeing the incredible man he turned into.  I feel his absence and I feel the loss every second of every day.  I hate Faison, and I will for the rest of my life, and I hate Anna (Finola Hughes) just like you did, but that does not justify what I have done… being an accomplice in this crazy revenge.  None of that is going to bring my brother back.”   Nina goes on to say:  “I knew J would not want his mother grieving alone. This isn’t grief anymore … this is madness.”

Obrecht with rage and sadness in her eyes says, “The brightest souls like my Nathan are extinguished.”  And from there, as viewers know by now, Liesl sets the fire, which sets the stage for Nina’s rescue, and the Friday cliffhanger of Finn (Michael Easton) having to decide whether to go in the burning building and get Peter out, or not.

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Later on the pier, a stoic, but grief-stricken Liesl is arrested.  She spitefully tells Curtis (Donnell Turner) and Jordan (Vinessa Antoine), “Tell Anna something for me: ‘Now we are even!”‘

Earlier in the week, we saw how Kathleen Gati navigated the comedic yet dramatic moments as she had to knock Franco (Roger Howarth) out, while she was trying to get back to Spoon Island, as he realized Obrecht was the guilty party who took Peter.

Gati has made Obrecht, this one-of-a-kind character, come to life, no matter what the circumstances the writers put her in.  And as for Michelle Stafford, when Nina spoke of her brother and the loss she continues to feel, it was one of the most on-the-money moments for anyone who has lost a sibling that they looked to.

So, even through some of the absurdity of the circumstances, and as they were portraying two women trying to figure their way out of the mess they created,  Gati and Stafford never faltered as they committed to the material, and delivered this week’s Power Performance of the Week.

Share your thoughts on the performances of Kathleen and Michelle and what stood out to you via the comment section below.

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GH’s Billy Miller Lands Role In Apple’s Upcoming Thriller Series, ARE YOU SLEEPING

Exciting casting news for mutli-Daytime Emmy winner, Billy Miller (Drew, General Hospital).  Miller has been cast in the upcoming drama series thriller, Are you Sleeping to be on Apple’s streaming platform.

Are you Sleeping stars Oscar winner Octavia Spencer along with Lizzy Caplan, and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) with another Oscar winner, Reese Witherspoon serving as one of the series executive producers with the project through her production company, Hello Sunshine.

According to Deadline: Are You Sleeping, is based on the true-crime novel by Kathleen Barber,and provides a unique glimpse into America’s obsession with true-crime podcasts and challenges its viewers to consider the consequences when the pursuit of justice is placed on a public stage.

Code Black’s Moon Bloodgood is also set as a series regular. Brett Cullen (Devious Maids) and Hunter Doohan, will recur along with Miller.

In story, Octavia Spencer stars as Poppy Parnell, a relentless investigative reporter who looks to uncover the truth behind a decades-old questionable murder verdict through her new podcast. Caplan plays twin sisters Josie and Lanie, whose father’s murder decades ago is examined on the podcast. Paul plays convicted murderer Warren Cave, whose guilt or innocence has remained a question in many people’s minds for the past 20 years.

Miller will play the role of Lanie’s husband, Alex Dunn.

Elizabeth Perkins, Mekhi Phifer, Michael Beach, Tracie Thoms, Haneefah Wood and Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) also co-star in the series.

So, looks like Billy will be a part of a star-studded cast! Excited to see him in this role? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Does GH’s Margaux Have A Connection To Someone In Port Charles? If So, Who?

This week, General Hospital viewers saw that the ABC daytime drama series is teasing a potential pairing of Drew (Billy Miller) and the new district attorney in town, Margaux Dawson (Elizabeth Hendrickson), after the two characters run into each other at a concession stand at the cancelled baseball game.

As fans of the soap genre know, Miller and Hendrickson also played former love interests on The Young and the Restless as Billy Abbott and Chloe Mitchell.

During Hendrickson’s first #AskGH live Twitter Q&A when asked: “Is your character connected to someone on the show?”  Elizabeth responded: “As of now Margaux is new to town … but you never know, there may be some connection that has not be revealed yet :)”

That tweet has left fans speculating if perhaps Margaux, has an ex in Port Charles, is tied to a major family in someway, or perhaps has some legal trouble past?

Recently on GH. when Chase (Josh Swickard) arrived on the scene as the new cop (following Nathan’s (Ryan Paevey) untimely death), it was later revealed that he was actually the half-brother to Finn (Michael Easton).  And as we know in the soaps, connections are usually the key to more long term success in a role, rather than being just a standalone character, but there have been exceptions.

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So, who would you like to see Margaux have a connection to on GH?  What do you think will happen with her character? Comment below.

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