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GENERAL HOSPITAL: "So Not What You Thought!" Who Is Fluke Story Reaches Mind-Bending Proportions!

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This week’s exciting promo for ABC’s General Hospital shows Anna (Finola Hughes) zipping off a Luke (Anthony Geary) mask off of someone and then uttering under her breath in shock, “Oh, my God!”

It also shows Fluke and Luke (we think) where it looks like one of the guys had the other hostage and is ripping off duct tape from his mouth! After Monday’s episode it would seem, could it be, there is more than one Fluke?  The suspects have grown of who could be mastermind in this mind-bending story that is behind Luke’s year long imprisonment in confinement at the Miscavige Institute.

There is runaway Larry Ashton (Hugo Napier), who is in collusion with Jerry Jacks (Sebastian Roche).  There is Cesar Faison (Anders Hove) who is on the loose, who is acting a “little odd” towards Liesl (Kathleen Gati), in that he “says’ he is over Anna and wants to be with her! And then there is the all to convenient return of Luke to his family on Thanksgiving.  Is that even the real Luke?

So many fans of the show have been guessing along the way, but now we ask you one more time, who is Fluke? What do you think is going on, given this promo below and what you have seen play out this week so far?  Share your theories below in the comment section!

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PV Jr.
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Don’t care, just get it over with. I hope for all this rigamarole, that the story truly is genius, but I have my doubts. As far as the masks go, it’s getting OLD. I liked the first time Faison had his mask stripped of him, with an assist from John McBain and Robert Scorpio. That was funny. But when Leisl had the Anna mask, it became silly. Now this Luke mask is just redundant. Plus you would think if you were discovered with it once, twice, then you would give it up and try something else. I just love how… Read more »

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

I believe there are more masks to uncover…so far one is Faison/Luke…and im not convinced yet that the real Luke is with Tracy…another Fluke???

Harry
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Harry

Jim, I think the Fluke sitting with Tracy is Bill Eckert. This Fluke has a little compassion flickering in his eyes and doesn’t come off as evil as the other Fluke. Bill was never a monster.
If Bill is working in cahoots with the Trinity of Evil, I have a feeling he will double cross them and ultimately end up helping Luke.
Tony Geary was always angry with how the writers ended Bill Eckert. Maybe having Bill unite with Luke will be the current writers way of making it up to him.

Marty W
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Marty W

Ditto everything you said. Love GH but this line is dragging on far too long !

jeremy
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jeremy

Could it be Laura lol

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

Laura was pretending to be Larry(note: both names begin with L and have the same number of letters)…lol

su0000
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su0000

This is exciting..
I don’t know who Fluk is..
The story is minutes from the end… and I can’t wait to wait find out ”who”
and-
the stories coming up stories look exciting, too.. Jake/Jason !! and Johnny Z !!

(( GH is 3 million plus… BRAVO GH.. 😉

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

In previews one of the Flukes appears to be Faison but we still dont know who the Fluke is with Tracy…and where Helene is keeping the real Luke…lol

su0000
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su0000

No kidding!!!
I didn’t see the previews,, wow! this is awesome!!
OK- more thinking/figuring out to do..

Loren
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Loren

Who cares are this point, seriously.. I think they threw this story together as they were writing it.. no thought at all really. Its just like this regime to take something that didn’t have an overwhelming response the first time and think we want to see it again.. These writers need to look to the future and quite bringing back old ass ratchet characters that mean nothing to MOST of the viewers today. And before some smart ass say, oh calm down its a soap.. save it.. Yes this is a soap, and clearly they have no idea how to… Read more »

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

Yeah, who gives a Fluke who he is…lol

su0000
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su0000

Me!!!
I give a big Fluking Fluke who is Friknin Fluke!!
There is no time for me to play with the complainers, whiners and belly achers..
I have to figure out the Flukes!!

Harry
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Harry

Yeah, he can go Fluke himself!

Ces
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Ces

I agree – I don’t think TPTB even know who Fluke is supposed to be!

MC
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MC

Not so mind-bending. Since “Faison” was all about Liesel, that was probably Victor. We now know that the “Fluke” in Julian’s apartment was the real Faison, And from the commercial we see that there is still another “Fluke” out there ripping the tape off of Luke. Which means that the “Luke” we are seeing at the Q’s, is actually another “Fluke” and real Luke is still stashed somewhere waiting for someone, probably Robin, to save him. I just want them to get it over with. I don’t even know who is supposed to be the victim and I’m supposed to… Read more »

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

I previously posted there were more than one Flukes…i know thats not the real Luke with Tracy…Helene wouldve never let him get away…also im believe that wasnt the real Larry and maybe Jake isnt the real Jason after all…Sally Kellerman shouldve been on this soap so she couldve uttered her famous Mash movie line: ‘This isnt a hospital!…Its an INSANE ASYLUM!’

Mary SF
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Mary SF

And I am having a hard time believing that is the real Faison–can’t imagine him ever giving up on his obsession with Anna, or being sweet to Dr. O. Perhaps the whole town is wearing a mask, and there are really the cast of One Life to Live in disguise– LOL— whatever is going on, I am getting really tired of it– right now I miss the vampires and you remembered how much I hated that story.

rcraig
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rcraig

My sentiments exactly. At this point this story is so ridiculous I FF through most of it. I wish I could get my hands on one of thos magical masks!!!! Over done and trite. And seriously how many lives does Helena have. Someon should should drive a stake through the place where her heart should be and then incinerate her to be sure she is once and for all, truly gone. My fear is that when this mask story is over TG will demand another one so he can go on playing the evil man. I really miss MY GH,… Read more »

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

I really could use one of those masks but of Jake/Jason…lol

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

Fluke is a verry much alive Mikkos Cassidine, father of Nathan…why else would Helene be a part of this???

nananes
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nananes

I actually liked the Fluke/Luke story to start with, but it is now getting dragged out to the point where I don’t really care any more…I just want it to be over. I don’t agree with those who think the writers don’t know what they’re doing…I think it’s very deliberately written and developed, but too “campy” for many and tptb should maybe take into account that many viewers prefer well developed character investment, relationships, romance rather than plot driven storytelling. Isn’t there room for both?

Marty W
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Marty W

For awhile during the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the show it was exciting and moving rapidly along. Now there are almost too many characters on the show and it’s dragging. Am really enjoying the young actor that plays Spencer. He is one of the best child actors on a soap I’ve ever seen.

Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

Tell us and let us all move on, please.

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

It still goin…there is at least another Fluke in PC and he’s with Tracy…just like i said previously!!!

Wanna
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Wanna

I may tbe way off but I have thought for sometime it is Duke, Just my though

Elite Advisors
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Elite Advisors

Maybe? I am not sure I agree that one FLUKE is DUKE ( ARG) but the fact that Duke was so harsh with Anna…he called her out and rudely called her “lady” very much surprised me.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Noooooooooo…I so don’t think it’s Duke! Although, if the writers wanted to pave the way for a Duke and Anna reunion that’d be the way to go. (Love Ian/Duke!)

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

Maybe the Duke we see walking around PC is really Sonny in a mask…lol

Harry
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Harry

I don’t think that is Duke–he’s another Fluke.
Man, did Dr Suess write this script.
Oh the places you shall go.

Rob
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Rob

This story just sucks, plain and simple.

Lazily written, as if the audience doesnt suspend disbelief enough with this show.

Just keeps spiraling to the point where you cant or wont keep track.

They need to tighten some these stories up, the strings are starting to show.

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

What is going to be more aggravating to some is there is more than one Fluke…

su0000
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su0000

No..
not ”aggravating.. never, no way!
It will be fun!! a good time..I have those watching GH..
try it you’ll like it 🙂
I hope there are 3 Flukes, how total cool!!
Go BIG!! or stay home (who said that?

Kim
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Kim

How is this “not what we thought?” It’s the exact thing I guessed after watching 10 seconds of the show (that I don’t usually watch) and it’s the SAME THING FAISON PULLED BEFORE. Not shocking…..the fact that the OTHER ONE is not Luke either is probably going to be surprising, but that’s my guess. Otherwise…..it’s just not soap. It’s a comic book that’s poorly done. What happened to love affairs, romance, family?

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

love, romance and family…at least with this soap…has disappeared with the phone booth…i wonder now if GH stars can appear at those comic con conventions…lol

Kim
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Kim

Perfect response.

su0000
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su0000

nawww.. the love stories are strong they just are not mushy sappy.. Dr. O and Faison.. have an odd love story but it is a love story with the two.. Ask Dr. O .. Dante and Lulu are a love story.. Anna and Duke are a love story, it is an enduring love. Luke and Tracy have had their love story on going for decades.. Alexis and Julian have their hot love story.. Britt and the Prince have their love story.. Sonny and Carly have their love story.. Franco and Nina are having their love story.. and Michael and Kiki… Read more »

Bri
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Bri

Casey the alien? 

Elite Advisors
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Elite Advisors

Seriously too confusing right now…and why wouldn’t someone demand taking this guy to the hospital for tests??????? Including DNA tests? He was held in an asylum…hello maybe a doc needs to check him out? LOL!

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

I agree with all those who are tired of these campy “mask” story lines. GH was only “must-see-TV” when it concentrated on romantic couples like Luke&Laura, Frisco&Felicia, Robert&Anna, Patrick&Robin, OMG, remember Brenda&Jax?! Where are the COUPLES?! The only pair that thrills me right now is Maxie&Nathan. But when is the last time we saw them together? Not during “sweeps”, that’s for sure! It’s all about Sonny (as usual), and the characters Carlivati created, which, except for Nathan, I could not care less about. If GH ever wants to be #1 again, it will get back to the romance & adventure… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

LOL soaps are campy.. that is what they are known for.. every skit and every comedian makes fun of the soaps because they are campy.. Erica Kane/SL is the Queen of camp.. That character is known for her devia over the top campiness.. Dark Shadows.. was king of campy and far out fiction.. to this day Dark Shadows has a following and everybody who ever watched Dark Shadows praises it and remembers most every campy story.. Dark Shadows still has conventions.. Star Trek.. another king of camp.. From 1964 to this very day it is still going strong and revered… Read more »

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

A seance was held at the great house of Collinwood…a seance which suspended time and space…and sent one frightened girl back to the past…back to the year 1795…there each of the Collins ancestors resembles a present day member of the Collins family…and Victoria Winters finds herself a stranger in a sea of familiar faces!(Dark Shadows circa 1967 plotline) i remember every campy DS story…su we should hold a seance and send you back to see how great soaps used to be and then you’ll see why soap fans complain…im ok with GH but know it could be better…but your right…people… Read more »

Fanny
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Fanny

suOOOO,You R so right GH has had some of the BEST love
stories in daytime HISTORY!!!!

su0000
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su0000

jimh(leave it to beaver)!! I watched Dark Shadows.. My Aunt bought the series/discs from Amazon, around $400.00?? she gave me one disc at a time.. I tell you!! It went fast!! because I could not stop watching.. I would watch one episode and then ok just one more and I could not stop!! Dark shadows was the whole of campy and over the top fiction and I loved every moment of it.. and it has never faded away.. Its’ campy camp is still watched and enjoyed by many.. I didn’t want it to end.. ((there really was no ending but… Read more »

Nicole
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Nicole

I have to disagree regarding Star Trek, did i it have campy elements yes, but the stories were analogies and there were real life social points underneath that camp that Roddenberry was telling through the original Star Trek and The Next Generation. In other words you got something out of it. The Batman of the 60’s was the only out and out campy version. Tim Burton of course had campy elements, but on the whole from the original comics to Gotham camp is the least thing Batman is known for Batman is dark. I don’t mind a little camp now… Read more »

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

Carlivati is a fan of GH’s ’80s heyday, unfortunately, he forgets that the “Left-handed Boy” and “Ice Princess” storylines wouldn’t have been NEARLY as popular without Luke and Laura. Not just Luke, not just Laura, but the SUPERCOUPLE. I enjoy some campiness, but it’s tedious without the heart and soul. Not saying GH doesn’t have some tender moments, but they need more. They need a couple that SIZZLES.

Harry
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Harry

Yes, but SU00, those daytime stories didn’t rely entirely on one prop.
Even Michael Logan, who adores GH and Ron as much as you do, Tweeted that the masks are indicative of lazy writing.
It’s not even comic book camp–it’s Scooby Doo corn ball.

Nick D.
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Nick D.

I am holding out big hopes for this story – I am confident Ron will deliver. I think the masks are something of a red herring – a “wrinkle” on top of the main story, if you will. I believe this because Ron said in an interview a while back that after Olbrecht in the Anna mask, ABC told him “enough with the masks” – so I think Faison wearing the Luke mask is not the real solution to the Fluke mystery – rather it is a tip of the hat to Ron’s mask stories but the real solution to… Read more »

Kevin
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Kevin

I think the story would’ve concluded a while ago but Anthony Geary was recovering from multiple surgeries. I appreciate the fact that now that he has returned, TPTB are wrapping this up rather quickly. That said, I want them to rip of the mask and it be Alice or maybe Cameron (Elizabeth’s son) on stilts. Let’s just make it all out ridiculous. I mean after weather machines and embryo snatchings, GH can do pretty much whatever it wants.

TMJLacon
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TMJLacon

I like this idea. Anna tears off the mask. It’s Alice. She goes on a rampage. When she is about to execute Kiki, Morgan shoots Alice; and she dies sprawled on the steps of the Quartermaine mansion. As the family prepares to inter her in the Quartermaine family crypt, they hear a noise behind the wall. Ned finds release. The false door opens, and there is Alice, bound and gagged, and with her original and healthy heart. Fluke/Alice was Alice’s evil twin sister Agatha; who was being controlled by the gangster heart implanted within her. I agree with Kevin. This… Read more »

Kevin
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Kevin

Ron needs to bring us on board and sit us in the writer’s room…LOL.

Harry
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Harry

All I can think of is The Brady Bunch’s maid named Alice whose evil twin sister came to take care of The Bradys and made them get up at dawn for boot camp.

Timmm
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Timmm

I am a fan of twists and turns but like any roller coaster, after a while you just want it to end. Luke, Fluke, Duke, show your face and lets start a new story.

Ricardo
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Ricardo

Enough already, Please end this Fluke storyline. It’s getting old and dragged to long. I want to see Genie Francis back as Laura, sign the lady to a contract. I am getting fed up with Helena Cassadine, please kill her off for good this time. I love Billy Miller as Jason. He is a wonderful actor and cute too.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Ricardo…y-e-s…THANK YOU!!!!! To me, this Fluke stuff is for the (storyline) BIRDS!!!!! Also…RIGHT ON…GH needs to kill off that ONE-DIMENSIONAL WHACK-JOB Helena Cassadine…ASAP!!!!! And…BTW, Ricardo, I DEFINITELY share your sentiments where Billy Miller is concerned!!!!! Billy is F-I-N-E AS HELL!!!!! And…as an actor, Billy Miller knows how to BRING IT…EVERY TIME!!!!!

Happy Holidays, Ricardo. Peace.

Richard Hammer
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Richard Hammer

Call me crazy but I have reasons to believe that Ric Lansing is Fluke….or one of the Flukes.

Richard Hammer
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Richard Hammer

On second thought add Lorenzo Alcazar to the list.

Fanny
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Fanny

I ADORED Alcazar !!! Bring Ted King back.

Patrick
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Patrick

Ted King

I demand this

either to GH… he marries or is married to Skye and w/Lila Rae solidifies the Q’s… as this is a mandate from the fans…. or do we measure

or DAYS needs to hire him as nuBO…. or a whole new character for Kayla

Jimmy
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Jimmy

Wait a minute… there’s 3 Lukes now?! The real one (who had the tape over his mouth), and two Flukes? Lord, this is getting way overboard. I’ve really enjoyed the past several weeks, when Jerry returned, and was shown to be in cahoots with Helena, then Larry came back, and then Faison… but now, the reveal just needs to happen. Seriously. And I thought whoever the real Fluke is, Julian said he made it seem like he had plastic surgery, and wasn’t wearing a mask… but apparently there is a Luke mask now… My guesses at this point are Faison,… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

I want to find out, too!
this is exciting..!
then again, I’m a fun luvin’ person .. aaaha! no grumpy dumpy here!

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

Wait for Y&R…then here comes grumpy dumpy…lol

Patrick
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Patrick

thank you Jimmy for para. 1

i’m keeping up with GH… just not that vested in the mystery … of the who dis and who dat come again

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

Faison is the real Fluke??? Totally not buying this at all. This has to be part of Helena’s and gawd knows who else’s big plan. What is it that they want and why is the question?

jeremy
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jeremy

Lol maybe its Lily lol

Kevin
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Kevin

Maybe its Richard Simmons lol

Ces
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Ces

I’m happy to see Tony Geary in any storyline but I was SO hoping that man sitting on the couch was really Luke. Luke is going to appear and we’ll always question if it’s really him …. geez, make it end!!!

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

Another mask storyline coming up…Helene will remain in PC wearing a Dr.Liesl mask…Real Liesl runs off with Faison(who is really Victor) after Helene used mind control on Jake/Jason to help him escape!!!…

Annalee
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Annalee

i have thought all along Fluke is Helena.

Bill
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Bill

Then Tracy really IS an idiot … she slept with Fluke!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

At this point i would love Fluke to be Ron C the head writer, he whips off the mask and says to the camera ‘ Gotcha’. Then he reveals the last year of GH has all been a dream, and we can wipe the slate clean and start over.

RoseHeart
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RoseHeart

I am so ready for them to get on with the show and find out who the Fluke character is and why they are doing this? Come on GH get on with the show and the story and quit dragging it out…………

davidevansmith
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davidevansmith

I’m still holding onto hope about Bill Eckert being the “real Fluke”. What we know: -He was introduced as having been backing Julian with Barrett Enterprises, that Julia gave him. Eckert was in a relationship with Julia and co-ran B.E. with Julia back in the day. -He had lecherous intentions toward a much-younger Kiki Jerome. This doesn’t particularly point to anyone, but since Eckert’s “death” in 1993, anything could have happened to his personality, so it doesn’t particularly discount Eckert. But it doesn’t discount Faison either. Or Larry Ashton. -He referred to Britt as a “hot piece of ass” to… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

A great recap and boy when you break this all down, this is one hell of a story. I hope the payoff is big to go with the effort that has been written these past couple years.

PCU Prof
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PCU Prof

As strange as this storyline is – there is one aspect I quite enjoy . So many of our old-favorites (or in Larry Ashton’s case just forgotten) characters all being brought together under one large umbrella is superb! To meld Luke, Julian/Ava Jerome, Helena/Victor/Stavros Cassadine, Jerry Jacks, Heather Webber, Franco, Jason, Anna, Duke, Robin and Faison – just to name a few into such broad, over-lapping and intertwined storylines is genius. Much better than simply Cassadine/Spencer or a newbie story we couldn’t care less about. It has provided a great opportunity to team up so much evil.

Diane
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Diane

It’s Robert Scorpio.

Daisy
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Daisy

End it please! Tony G looks so bored, but not as bored as I am!

Rodd
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Rodd

I think this is a great story. People who are griping about the length of this arc need to reset their buttons and realize it was due to the fabulous Tony Geary’s ill health that the story was delayed. No need to gripe; on one’s fault and we had plenty to keep us entertained until this could pick up again. I desperately want to know who this Fluke mastermind is and why they’re doing what they’re doing. But in the meantime, I am blown away by the subtle differences Mr. Geary is giving to each of his characters. I’ve notices… Read more »

MICHAEL
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MICHAEL

The real Luke is the real Luke, Bill Eckert is in a Larry Ashton Mask, and Faison has a Luke Mask.

Or Fluke is Damian Smith, but I’m kind of married to my original theory.

PV Jr.
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PV Jr.

Oh, I get it now!

So why stop at this fake Luke and fake Duke masks. I just betcha it was someone wearing an AVA mask when Connie was murdered. Or wait! Maybe it wasn’t even Connie, but someone else wearing a CONNIE mask.

Or still yet, maybe it was not AJ that was killed, maybe it was a someone else wearing a mask. Oh, or how about it wasn’t Sonny who shot AJ, but someone wearing a SONNY mask.

Pffft ………….

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

It wasnt Connie…it was KATE…LOL

Bill
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Bill

All these responses and not ONE VOTE for Anthony Zacchara? Really? Who else hated Sonny more? And only Heather knows if he’s really, really, REALLY dead …

PV Jr.
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PV Jr.

Someone else mentioned him and I loved the idea. Bruce Weitz was great, but I think that was in another thread about this nonsensical story, Bill. 🙂

davidevansmith
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davidevansmith

Anthony Zacharra was shot to death ON-SCREEN by Johnny, with multiple bullets, and laid on the floor of Johnny’s penthouse for what seemed like days while Johnny came to grips with what he did. Then his body got moved to the Q boathouse to frame Tracy and Luke, before Heather then picked him up and carted his body around for even more hours/days before finding a place to bury him. I don’t see where in that timeline he could have gotten the medical attention needed to survive in order to come back as fake Luke. And he couldn’t be more… Read more »

PV Jr.
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PV Jr.

Oh come on now, davidevansmith, couldn’t it be possible that the MAN that Johnny shot was just some guy wearing an Anthony Zacharra MASK? 🙂

davidevansmith
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davidevansmith

LMAO… CLEARLY this poster is Bill Eckert, trying to throw suspicion off himself and onto long-dead Anthony Z!!

Harry
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Harry

Bill, I sort of thought Anthony Zachara was the bad Fluke. Fluke could barely contain his disdain for Tracy and Anthony was pretty angry with her at the time of his death. Plus, Anthony was a lecherous old man, hence his making a pass at Kiki. And Johnny is slated to be coming back for a few episodes. But the person sitting on the couch with Tracy right now is a nicer Luke, hence, he’s Bill Eckert. So, that would make two Flukes in masks (Anthony and Faison), on Bill Eckert who doesn’t need a mask and one Luke. Oh… Read more »

I love GH
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I love GH

I thought it was Anthony Zachara, too. I don’t really see why he hates Sonny as much as he does; he has other interests. Luke’s just not Luke, so Bill makes sense. Luke should be really ticked off, and he’s not.

Timmm
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Timmm

Too short.

Kalle
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Kalle

I am so tired of Fluke-Luke. It lasted too long, the suspense is long gone for me. There are other interesting stories, that got my attention. Who’s Fluke? I really don’t care.

Elite Advisors
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Elite Advisors

Faison is half the size of LUKE so I’m not sure how that was supposed to fly in that scene. I think it may have been a last minute thing to throw us off. Who knows. The story went on way too long though…I realize tony was ill and just came back but its just drawn out….now it seems rushed and thrown together to me. Also this thing with Duke and Anna….. she threw Faison in a dungeon, to rot in hell, …. and she is judging Duke, the love of her life, and walking away from him because of… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Size doesn’t matter!

I love GH
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I love GH

Not to me. Faison kidnapped her daughter, tortured Anna on numerous occasions, tricked her into physical affection while he was masked, and held a man she loves captive for years and years. Being in the mob is essentially promoting the very crimes committed against her. She’s a victim ten times over & just wants the victimization to end.

I do like that she’s being investigated – very real. Too bad Obrecht didn’t have the same type of investigation – lol

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

Luke is not Luke. Never in my wildest dreams. NOT!!!!

dawnhaze
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dawnhaze

I don’t know who FLuke is but I figured it wasn’t the the real Luke Alexis found at the asylum because Helena was holding a knife to the real Luke’s throat right before Alexis got there. AND, I feel sorry for Tracey because she keeps sleeping with Fluke. She won’t trust the real Luke when he gets back. My thoughts on who shot AJ (dead or alive now?) wasn’t Sonny. I think it will be proved that one of the Flukes/Larry Ashton/Faison/Helena/Jerry Jax/ etc. shot him and made it appear it was Sonny. Ava had Sonny so riled up that… Read more »

PV Jr.
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PV Jr.

Unless they plan on dumping Maurice Benard from the cast, they are going to have to find Sonny was not the one who shot AJ, or AJ is not dead, or have Sonny turn State’s evidence or something. Otherwise, they are writing Maurice and Maura West into corners not to mention destroying what little respect their characters have left.

dawnhaze
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dawnhaze

I agree. Not that I’m an Ava fan but I do like Sonny. I know he is a “gangster” but he is a good father and a good friend.

Lucy D.
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Lucy D.

I think the story is fascinating. None of us know who Fluke really is–and isn’t that the point of soaps? To keep us in suspense? Sure it’s lasted a long time–but most of that was due to Geary’s health issues.

Why is everyone so impatient? I don’t even like the Luke character and I’m interested.

Deanna
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Deanna

Its frustrating because its written so poorly .. first off anyone who truly loved Jason would know him new face or not.. and Liz is stupid but not that stupid…
The Fluke nonsense is a waste of Tony Geary’s talent…

JenJen
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JenJen

Getting annoyed with these fake Luke’s storyline and so not happy about the new Jason he so does not work for me. I have been a very loyal watcher since the original Luke and Laura days and I truly love GH but not the new Jason or the saga of who is behind Luke’s mask. 🙁

Eileen
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Eileen

The Fluke story has just been running TOO. I understood when Tony was out because of his back but let’s get going. ..it’s a new year we need a new story!

Jennifer
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Jennifer

I’m sick of this story line please………………………………………………….end this story line it’s been playing for so long and I’m sick of it.

Jennifer
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Jennifer

Please end this Luke story line and get to new story lines please enough is enough.

lizzy
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lizzy

STAVROS CASSADINE !!!!!! There how is that? Why wouldn’t Helena have her son brought back from the dead with her? I think I got it.
What do you think?

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NATAS Reveals Categories to be Presented at 49th Annual Daytime Emmys and Creative Arts & Lifestyle Ceremonies

On Monday, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced which categories will be presented at the 49th Annual Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle and the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Award ceremonies.  Both award shows will be held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California.

The Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmy ceremony will stream live at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT on Saturday, June 18 at watch.TheEmmys.tv and via The Emmys apps for iOS, tvOS, Android, FireTV, and Roku. while The Daytime Emmy Awards telecast will be presented live at 9 PM EDT (replay at 9 PM PDT) on Friday, June 24, on the CBS Television Network and streamed on Paramount+.

Check out the alignment of categories for each show and ceremony below.

The 49th Annual Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmy Awards

Saturday, June 18, 2022 

Categories to be awarded:

Outstanding Culinary Series

Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program

Outstanding Lifestyle Program

Outstanding Travel, Adventure and Nature Program

Outstanding Instructional and How-To Program

Outstanding Arts and Popular Culture Program

Outstanding Entertainment News Series

Outstanding Daytime Special

Outstanding Short Form Daytime Program

Outstanding Interactive Media for a Daytime Program

Outstanding Daytime Promotional Announcement

Outstanding Guest Performance in a Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Culinary Host

Outstanding Daytime Program Host

Outstanding Writing Team for a Daytime Non-Fiction Program

Outstanding Directing Team for a Single Camera Daytime Non-Fiction Program

Outstanding Directing Team for a Multiple Camera Daytime Non-Fiction Program

Outstanding Music Direction and Composition

Outstanding Original Song

Outstanding Lighting Direction

Outstanding Technical Team, Camera Work, Video

Outstanding Cinematography

Outstanding Single Camera Editing

Outstanding Multiple Camera Editing

Outstanding Live Sound Mixing and Sound Editing

Outstanding Sound Mixing and Sound Editing

Outstanding Main Title and Graphic Design

Outstanding Casting

Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design

Outstanding Costume Design/Styling

Outstanding Hairstyling

Outstanding Makeup

Outstanding Special Effects Costumes, Makeup and Hairstyling

Lifetime Achievement Award: This Old House

Photos: ABC, CBS, NBC, JPI

The 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Friday, June 24, 2022

Categories to be awarded:

Outstanding Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Game Show

Outstanding Informative Talk Show

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actress

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actor

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actress

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actor

Outstanding Younger Performer in a Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Game Show Host

Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host

Outstanding Writing Team for a Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Directing Team for a Daytime Drama Series

Lifetime Achievement Award: John Aniston

So, what do you think about how NATAS has chosen to give out this year’s gold statuettes?  Looking forward to the ceremonies? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Nancy Lee Grahn Chats On Her Daytime Emmy-Nominated Performance and Its Significance

When the nominations were revealed for the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, General Hospital mainstay, Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis), was recognized for her stunning work in the Alexis-centric standalone episode which honored her 25th anniversary with the ABC daytime drama series.

Grahn, is already a two-time Daytime Emmy winner.  She won back in 1989 in a tie for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her work as Julia Wainwright on Santa Barbara along with All My Children’s Debbi Morgan, and again received the honors in that category in 2012 for her work on General Hospital.

Now. she is vying for the gold in 2022 in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category against other formidable actresses including: B&B’s Kimberlin Brown, DAYS Stacy Haiduk, Y&R’s Melissa Ordway, and her GH castmate, Kelly Thiebaud.

Michael Fairman TV caught up with Nancy to talk about her decision to enter the Emmy race this year, her powerful and moving scenes, why this nomination is significant and important to her, and her take on some very important social issues of our time.

Always candid, insightful, combined with great humor and wit, here’s what Nancy had to share below, and make sure to check out GH this week when sparks fly between Alexis and Gregory (Gregory Harrison). Will he turn out to be the new beau in Alexis’ life? Stay tuned.

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Congratulations on the Emmy nomination.  How do you feel about being in the running again, especially with the material from your 25th anniversary episode?

NANCY:  You know, I don’t submit myself if I don’t think I have something, and I didn’t last year.  This year, I had the one show, and the first reason I submitted myself was I had the episode that was worthy of the competition. These judges have to sit, and watch this stuff, and very often, it’s hard to watch soap opera scenes.  It really is, unless you’re in it.  It’s a different kind of material that most primetime people aren’t used to watching.  So, it’s tricky business.  I don’t want to put them through anything too awful. I don’t want to torture them and I’ve judged before. It can be a bit tedious. So, for me to submit myself, I thought, it has to be something that isn’t going to torture another human being. The second thing is, older women get marginalized the older they get, and they get diminished very often, and every time we get nominated, it means something different to me.  This time, to me, I want it to somehow be symbolic, or a shoutout to women who are still producing, who have been doing their job for a long time and are still doing it good enough, and that it’s still worthy of respect and recognition.

When we were at the GH Convention back in March, I played the scene on-stage for the fans in attendance of when Alexis goes over to the corner of Kevin’s office and heals her younger self.  You saw the reaction just from the fans.  It’s such a beautiful moment within the story.  What did you think about how the standalone episode was crafted?

NANCY:  It was a different experience for me because GH co-head writers Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor, and script writer, Scott Sickles gave it the attention, but even more to that, they allowed me to participate in the creation of it.  They allowed the director, Phideaux Xavier, to participate.  We all sat in a room.  They said, “You know what?  Make it how you’re comfortable with it.”  There were so many people who gave it time and effort, and Phideaux gets a lot of credit because he came up with a lot of ideas.  So, the little girl in the therapy room wasn’t initially a part of it.  That was Phideaux’s idea, and they let us alter things, and they allowed me to write some words that meant something to me with the character.  Our producers, Michelle Henry and M.K Weir, who I both adore, were also a part of this.

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That is great to hear that you were involved in the collaborative process of the creation of the episode.

NANCY:  We read through the whole script, and we worked it like you would on primetime. We went through it like, “Does this moment work?  Does that moment work?  Does this make sense?  Does that make sense?”  We never do that in soaps.  We don’t get to that.  So, it was a gift to me.  It really was. Chris and Dan, and Scott and Phideaux, and the two producers, generosity in gifting me that experience and making sure that it was to everybody’s liking, was really very special to me, and it meant a lot.

Did you come up with the key lines which summarized Alexis as a person and her journey: “I’m Alexis Davis, and I’m a fighter, and an idealist and an advocate?”

NANCY:  No. They designed it, but we were allowed to enhance and contribute creatively to it, and, we don’t normally have the time to do that.  They don’t have the time to – and you can’t allow people to do that with every episode, to be creatively participating, because it would turn into madness with everybody.

Then, when it came down to choosing the scenes from your anniversary episode to include for your Emmy submission, was that a challenging process of which moments to go with?

NANCY:  I just told a little story with it with the time that I had, and so, I edited it with a friend of mine.  I did a sort of pre-edit on it, I’m good at that, and handed the timeline to our editor, who nicely put it together. It took very little effort.

In my humble opinion, I think that episode featured one of your all-time best performances.

NANCY: Thank you. There was a nice effort from everybody, from the lighting to everybody else, and all the effort Phideaux put into it.  He worked so hard on that!  It was fun for us.  It was like the old days where you really got to work something out.

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It truly harkened back to everything we knew up to that point about Alexis and her past as well, and included a montage of scenes over the years.

NANCY:  I think it was M.K. who put that together, but when you’re working at the pace we’re working now, to have to sit and put together a montage of twenty-five years, that’s not an easy feat.  Nobody has time for that anymore, but they did it, and like I said, it was really, really appreciated.  My only thought with it is that I wanted it to be relatable to other people.  I didn’t want it to just be some, you know, self-indulgent Alexis episode. I knew that by bringing in the little girl and talking about people being hurt in their childhood and how that makes somebody feel that it was probably relatable to many people, and so it became meaningful to other people and not just me.

Do you think you’ll attend the Daytime Emmys? I know the last time you won you were not present.

NANCY:  Yeah, I’m planning on it.  I mean, barring anything happening! (Laughs)

Does it feel nice to be recognized by your peers?

NANCY:  Of course, it does.  It always does, and way too often, women who are still producing well in their jobs, don’t get the respect and the acknowledgment for it.  So, that’s why I’m saying, this is no small thing, and that I want other women to know that I know that, and that I wish for them the same thing.

What was the reaction of your daughter, Kate and your fiancé, Richard, when you told them you were Emmy-nominated?

NANCY:  Richie goes, “What is this?  Your 18th nomination?” (Laughs). You know what I mean?  It was just kind of like, “Yeah, sure, why wouldn’t you be?” It wasn’t like, “Oh, my God!”  It was like they kind of expected that.  That was nice!  I’m glad they feel that way.  I’m glad they weren’t surprised.  They were like, “Sure!  Of course, you would be.  Why wouldn’t you be?”  I said, “You know, it doesn’t always work like that!”

Photo: JPI

Now comes the part of having to find a dress and all that goes with it for the red carpet.  Do you enjoy that part?

NANCY:  No, I hate that part.  That is my… oh ‘boohoo’, you know?  I mean, I have to find something to wear.  Also, the older you get, that becomes so much less important, and the more makeup, and the more hair, and the more foofy, the more ridiculous I look. I start looking like Whatever Happened to Baby Jane.  You’ve just got to keep it simple.

You were talking about women and ageism.  Do you not feel that also exists for men?

NANCY:  It exists for men, but it’s not at all on the same par as women.  I mean, men still get paid more than women, and men still are valued more than women.  I mean, there are exceptions, but if you look in any place of employment, even the soaps, you will typically find the men making more money than the women, and the older the women get, the less they get.  Life’s not fair right now.  It’s fairer than it was, but still the equality game is not won yet.

Photo: JPI

I know how much all of this means to you in terms of equality for women, and people being run out of their jobs because of their age.

NANCY:  It’s just a reality.  It’s not something that I’m hopeless about, but I have a story to tell.  I’ll tell it when the time is right.  It’s life!  It happens in every field everywhere.  When my mom was 70, she was still producing the exact same way she was producing when she was 30, and she got run out, and was replaced by a man who was 40 or something, and there was no particular reason for it.  It was just, “You’re done.  We decided you’re done,” but like I said, it happens everywhere, in every line of work, and that’s why I just wanted to give a shout-out, when you still, after 36 years, can be recognized or shown respect or acknowledgment for what your do.  It’s a very big deal that I am appreciative of and grateful for.

So, rooting for Nancy to win the Outstanding Supporting Actress prize? Happy she was nominated for her work in the the milestone episode devoted to Alexis? Share your thoughts in the comment section below, and to tune-in to the 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on CBS and streaming on Paramount+ on Friday night, June 24th.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: What’s Up With Elizabeth?

Friday’s episode of General Hospital, finally moved the story of the haunting of Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) along a bit, after it has been a very slow build for the audience. As it turns out, and with the new developments, it appears that Liz has been going in and out of a catatonic state, while sleeping walking.

With a tip from Violet (Jophielle Love), Finn (Michael Easton), who is chatting with Gregory (Gregory Harrison), recalls Liz was having trouble sleeping and was that she given a sleeping aid. He thinks he may be on to something so he decides to go to Liz’s house to talk to her.

Meanwhile, Liz comes to her house and tears Finn and Violet out of the picture that Violet drew, and then gets a scissors and starts cutting pieces off of the drawing, bit by bit.

Cameron (William Lipton) comes home and see his mother.  She does not respond to him and appears in a trance-like state. He is getting more upset by the moment, and then Finn arrives on the scene.

Finn is able to get the scissors from Liz, and also get her to snap out of her trance.  Liz talks with Finn and wonders what is happening? She doesn’t even remember how she got home.  When Cameron fills Liz in on what she was doing … cutting up the drawing and all … Finn tells Liz he believes she is the one who is haunting herself.

In tears, if what Finn is claiming is true, then it is she who is responsible for slashing her dress, setting fire to Franco’s studio, and hitting Chase over the head.  In that moment, a teary-eyed Liz recognizes that something is terribly wrong, saying, “What’s happening to me?”

Finn promises Liz they will get to the bottom of this as Cameron looks on.

So, what is happening to Liz and why? Is this just a case of another sleeping pill storyline on soaps, where someone does not recall their actions or where they are going in the middle of the night a la Nighttime Hope on DAYS? Is someone controlling Liz to make her do these things?  Is something else physically wrong with Liz causing her behavior? Share your thoughts on this storyline … and where you think this is all heading via the comment section below.

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