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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.
PV Jr.

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 the masks have all these magical powers to change one’s voice and physique. It is truly astonishing.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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
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
Marty W

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

jeremy
jeremy

Could it be Laura lol

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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
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)
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
su0000

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

Loren
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 write it.. they have a bunch of quick hit stories that in the end have no payoff for the viewers. A soap is an ongoing character driven story and somewhere along the line this regime ruined it. But you all go ahead, praise these writers for lack luster story telling.. and since they really only seem to acknowledge the fans that think GH is sooooooo good, they will continue to writer off the cuff with no thought of family, romance, friendships good story telling..

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

Yeah, who gives a Fluke who he is…lol

su0000
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
Harry

Yeah, he can go Fluke himself!

Ces
Ces

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

MC
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 root for. Very little time has been spent showing the cost of these mustache-twirlers on the characters we care about.

I miss GH and love in the afternoon. When is the last time we saw any type of love story on this show?

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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
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
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, back in the day when it was about the hospital and the PEOPLE that you cared about.

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

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

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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
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
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
Eileen Hargis

Tell us and let us all move on, please.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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
Wanna

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

Elite Advisors
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
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)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

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

Harry
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
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)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

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

su0000
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
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)
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
Kim

Perfect response.

su0000
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 had their love going on..
GH has love stories..
They are not the sappy and cry me a river type..
GH love stories are of the intriguing hot and sexy quality, and they are not the crappy sappy mushy type..
that soapy mush type stuff went out in the 90’s unless people are Harlequin love book readers, they like that phony stuff … aahaa..

Aww geee! I love the soaps..
Long live ALL the campy soaps .. each has its’ own tag ..

Bri
Bri

Casey the alien? 

Elite Advisors
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
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 story lines that made them famous.

su0000
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 by millions of fans of all ages.. star trek campy fiction that is still going strong since 1964..
As are ALL the superheroes all over whelming campy..
TV’s Batman comes to mind as does Superman campy hero/show…
Campy has never gone out;
campy is like Rock&Roll it will never die..

Y&R has sappy campy, over kill on the sappy..
and[
All soaps have some deep stories and some heartfelt stories and even some meaningful stories, with GH some are fun stories, and every single soap is ”’campy” .. and GH does it bigger and better than all the soaps!

If you want romance and candle light do not watch GH, it is not for you..
Watch Y&R it is full of sappy campy love gone wrong boring stuff..
GH is an action soap, heavy on suspense, mystery, intrigue, action, and the best damned campy intrigue of any soap.. GH is not a love and flowers and sappy love songs..
People have to watch what suits them 😉

Also..
GH does have love storys, good love stories, sweet to intriguing love stories, thing is they are sappy crappy 🙂

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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 shouldnt watch what they dont like!!!

Fanny
Fanny

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

su0000
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 the discs were all viewed 🙁

== Fanny..
Yes, GH has had and does has some great love stories.. 🙂
The most remembered were the ones that were not ordinary, the odd ones, they were intense.. ) intriguing, intense, involved, and lovenly sweet and deep..
and there are GH love stories that have endured decades..

Nicole
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 and again, but GH now is overdosing on it, and as a result the rating for the target demo is dropping like a rock.

Audiences are different now and 80’s style camp isn’t what sells (exceptions being Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder) especially on a daily basis.

maddiehayes
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
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.
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 Fluke is not a mask.

That’s just my prediction and I may well be wrong – maybe ABC told Ron in the interim “more masks!” and we never heard about that LOL. Either way it is an enjoyable story and I’ll keep watching with my Franco Reddenbacher popcorn!

Kevin
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
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 story has dragged on far too long. It can only be redeemed by absurdity and humor.

Kevin
Kevin

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

Harry
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
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
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
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
Richard Hammer

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

Richard Hammer
Richard Hammer

On second thought add Lorenzo Alcazar to the list.

Fanny
Fanny

I ADORED Alcazar !!! Bring Ted King back.

Patrick
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
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, Harlan Barrett, or Frank Smith. The only thing with Faison is that if it were him, he would have been after Anna the whole time, not Kiki or Tracy. Also, what’s up with Faison turning his back on Anna for good and taking up with Liesl? It makes me think this Faison isn’t even Faison, maybe it’s Victor? But again, another damn mask?!

As for Fluke, I’m leaning towards Harlan Barrett, but he supposedly died… I guess that doesn’t really matter on GH though. Frank Smith could also be an option, but what does he have against Sonny?

Honestly, I really don’t know, I just want to find out.

su0000
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)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

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

Patrick
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
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
jeremy

Lol maybe its Lily lol

Kevin
Kevin

Maybe its Richard Simmons lol

Ces
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)
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
Annalee

i have thought all along Fluke is Helena.

Bill
Bill

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

Mary SF
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
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
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 Nikolas, which would seemingly discount Faison, since he’s Britt’s father. That crosses him off my list. -He slept with Tracy Quartermaine at least once as Luke, and she couldn’t apparently tell it wasn’t Luke. That might speak for Larry Ashton being Fluke, since he had slept with her before and would know how to seduce her. I would think that would speak more for Bill Eckert, and less Faison, because of build and height and state of mind. Ashton fits Luke’s physical build more than Faison also. Faison is evil, but a bit more erratic than the more calculating Fluke we’ve seen all this time. So this clue could point to Ashton or Eckert. -He has a vendetta against Sonny Corinthos. As yet, none of the Fluke candidates have reason to want to take down Sonny. Aside from attempting to kill Jason, Faison has shown no interest in Sonny’s downfall. Still no idea why Faison would want to take down Sonny. Larry Ashton either. BUT Bill Eckert was gunned down and “killed” by the Frank Smith mob when he was mistaken for Luke. Frank Smith’s mob was absorbed/taken over by Sonny Corinthos. So there’s a semi-motive for Bill Eckert to have it out for both Sonny AND Luke, since he “died” in Luke’s place at the hands of men who ended up working for Sonny. -He is in league with Faison, Jerry Jacks, Helena Cassadine, and Larry Ashton. This doesn’t necessarily discount Faison or Ashton, or Jacks, but the common thread is we’ve all seen their parts of this. If there is still a surprise reveal to be had around Fluke, then Eckert is the missing piece. Ashton and Faison were also tied together in the evil cartel in the early 90s with Harlan Barrett (CEO of Barrett Enterprises… who was killed by… Bill Eckert). So this could be a reunion or extension of that cartel. Those pieces all fit. -The Fluke that came to kill Julian had an accent leaking through his spoken word. That was the first I detected an accent on Fluke, so as a setup to reveal Faison, that makes sense. But conflicts with Fluke making a lewd statement about Britt. And also wouldn’t explain why Helena was so content to leave Luke alive at Miscavige for Alexis and Julian to free if he was the real Luke. If we step back and think of the… Read more »

Timmm
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
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
Diane

It’s Robert Scorpio.

Daisy
Daisy

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

Rodd
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 stiffness in the “real” Luke supposedly at the Q mansion that makes me wonder if he’s the real deal. And then there was the sudden slight accent on the supposed “Fluke” at Julian’s penthouse. With all the baddies on the scene, the possibilities are endless. And in all my years of watching soaps, I don’t remember ever seeing a “mystery” like this have so many red herrings. I’m totally enjoying what they’re doing; it’s great escapism!

MICHAEL
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.
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)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

It wasnt Connie…it was KATE…LOL

Bill
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.
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
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 removed from anything currently going on on the series.

PV Jr.
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
davidevansmith

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

Harry
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 dear God, I think Ron is gas lighting all of us. I feel like I am going to lose my mind if I give this one more thought. My hair hurts.

I love GH
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
Timmm

Too short.

Kalle
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
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 his mob connections? HUH? Does this not seem bizarre?

Harry
Harry

Size doesn’t matter!

I love GH
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
Lou Piikes

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

dawnhaze
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 day he probably wouldn’t have known if he shot him or not and Ava told him he did so he thought he did because he had a gun in his hand.

PV Jr.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Jennifer

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

lizzy
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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GH’s Steve Burton & Bradford Anderson Give The Lowdown on Their New Series ‘7 Questions’ & Their Creative Partnership

What started out as an unlikely on-screen pairing and friendship several years ago on the daytime drama, General Hospital has flourished, and become something even much greater than that. Knowing they struck gold with their characters being the antithesis of each other – one’s a hit man for God sakes, and the other an awkward computer geek, Steve Burton (Jason) and Bradford Anderson (Spinelli) began to conjure up how they could parlay their on-screen and off-screen friendship into other creative avenues.

As fans of the popular soap stars know, these guys travel around the country performing their comedy act, Stone Cold and the Jackal to packed houses. They have a weekly podcast, now on the Podcast One network, That’s Awesome and have also been concentrating on delivering even more content to their audience via their You Tube page, with their latest collaboration 7 Questions with Steve and Brad; where the two take on some questions and answer them with some clever elements wrapped up inside of each installment.

Not a week can go by without Steve and Bradford releasing something new to whet the appetite and keep engaged their enduring fan base. While everyone is facing together the disruptions in our normal everyday lives due to the coronavirus pandemic, Steve and Bradford are using this time wisely to expand their reach while creating even more fun content within their wheelhouse.  So, who know what could be next, right?

Michael Fairman TV chatted with Steve and Bradford to get the Intel on their success, their new You Tube series via their page, and more.  And of course, we couldn’t let this opportunity go by without putting them in the hot seat and asking our own ‘7 Questions’.  Check out what they had to say below.

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How did the idea originally come about for 7 Questions with Steve and Brad?  What was the inspiration behind it?

BRADFORD: We want to put out as much content as we can and as much entertainment as we can for people, especially during this time.  We’ve done a lot of work on our Facebook page, and we realized that we make so many videos, why the heck aren’t we putting them on our YouTube page?  With that, Steve kind of had this idea. Steve will talk about his inspirations for the visual component of it, and it was kind of a no-brainer.

I just also would like to know whose idea it was to have the MTV-ish voice-over gal for the interstitials of ‘7 Questions’.  That’s one of my favorite parts, by the way!

STEVE:  That’s me! I’m a kid of the 80s.  I love the 80s.  It’s what our brand has been.  We use a lot of colors that are 80s, and that’s our demographic. They relate to it.  With ‘7 questions’, I had no idea what it was going to be, really.  Bradford and I talk multiple times a day, and we are always thinking of ideas. We do our podcast, “That’s Awesome!” and then, we do a bonus podcast now every week that is 15-20 minutes, and that we put it up on YouTube as well.  With the way things are, we want people to laugh and have fun.  Now, usually Bradford does all of the heavy lifting with the technology.  He edits the podcast, he uploads it, he does all of that stuff, and I’m like, “Let me just try it.”  So, I do the sound effects and graphics in these.  I’m laughing while I do it, so I’m hoping people laugh, too.

BRADFORD:  In the beginning, Steve kind of wanted to make it like a morning show, and it my head, I thought he meant like a morning TV show, so I was a little confused by that! (Laughs) What he meant was like a disc-jockey from the 80s on the radio – the kind of show where they use the silly horns when there is a joke, or a lot of ‘whiz-bang’ sound effect, and stuff like that.  It’s fun to see Steve’s creative self come out and play.

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STEVE: The ‘7 questions’ episode out now with Josh Swickard (Chase, GH), is amazing.  Well, it’s amazing because of the sound effects I put in of course, but it’s also amazing because Josh Swickard is on it. (Laughs)

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You guys have been able to get along so well it seems from your podcast, to your YouTube videos, to your regular on-screen relationship at GH, and then, you do comedy clubs appearances around the country together.  Why do you think it works so well between the two of you? 

BRADFORD:  That’s a good question.  I think we have very similar goals.  We understand each other’s instincts a little bit.  So, we can navigate.  Sometimes, I can tell when something is going to frustrate Steve.  I steer that around him, and he certainly does the same thing for me.  He knows what frustrates me, and he’ll take care of that.  The cool thing about us is that neither of us are combative people.  We never bring our outside crap into our relationship.  We’re not that kind of people.  We are very positive people, and I think that really helps.

STEVE:  It’s always dangerous to get into business with friends.  That’s the first thing I can say because in the past that’s happened to me, and it hasn’t worked out.  I think Bradford and I just have a great mutual respect for each other.  I don’t want to say that it’s almost like a marriage, but it kind of is, because we are together so much.  We work together, we talk every day, and we are always collaborating on things.  There are always things that come up.  Most people wouldn’t even know the stuff that comes up with the podcast or with the live shows, and it takes a really special partnership to forge through that and still have fun.  That’s what the key is because I know plenty of people who are in business relationships who aren’t happy.  They’re just doing it for business.  If we ever get to that point, he and I just need to walk away.  It’s just a really great relationship where we are continually pushing each other, and where we are continually growing.  I never have to worry about what he is doing, and he never has to worry about what I am doing.

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BRADFORD:  That’s a really big deal.  I’ve never even thought about that because we’ve never had a ‘come to Jesus’ moment where it’s like, “Hey man, you’ve really got to start pulling your weight here.” (Laughs)

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Ok guys, I have a lighting round of ‘7 Questions’ for you.  Here we go! Question number 1! What one word describes your initial impression of each other when you first met?

BRADFORD:  “Muscle-y”

STEVE:  That’s not a word, dude!

BRADFORD:   It is.  I made it.

Steve, what’s your one-word initial impression of Bradford when you first met him?

STEVE: “Interesting…”  Can it have an ellipsis after it?

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Question number 2: When rehearsing your comedy show, which one of you has the most trouble remembering what comes next?

BRADFORD:  I’m going to say Steve, but there is a caveat.  The way that his set is designed, he does about 20 minutes of just talking.  Mine is song, talk, song.  So, there’s an order for mine… but for Steve, remembering half an hour’s worth of stories is hard.  That’s what I would say.

STEVE:  I would say me, too.  We are both pretty on it with our structure and what comes next pretty naturally, but there’re times when Bradford is like, “Hey, over here.”  What the audience doesn’t see is I go, “Oh yeah!  Hey!”

BRADFORD:  But we’ve been doing this for so long that we’ve both had our senior moments.  Neither of us is immune to a hiccup here and there.

Question 3: You both are super-high energy guys. After your performances, who has more trouble decompressing and coming down to earth after the adrenaline rush of playing in front of a crowd?

BRADFORD:  I can sleep anywhere at any time… so can Steve.

STEVE:  Usually, I can sleep anywhere, but after a show, I’m hyped!  I’m like, “Let’s go!  Where are we going?” Bradford’s like, “Give me a glass of wine, and a nice meal, and I’m going to bed,” and I’m like, “Oh, no, you’re not.  You’re not going anywhere near a bed!  We’re going out.”

BRADFORD:  Part of the problem is that we drink a Five-Hour Energy before the show, and our show is only 3 hours.  There’s that extra 2 hours. (Laughs)

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Question 4:  What do your wives; Kiera and Sheree think of your ‘7 Questions’ and your comedy show? 

BRADFORD:  I was nervous the first time my wife came to our comedy show, because she’s actually a pretty talented comedian.  She knows comedic timing really well.  The first time Kiera ever saw our act was when she helped us do a GH Fan Club Weekend show.  She told me afterwards, “I don’t want to hurt your feelings, but I had kind of low expectations, and you guys are hilarious.”  You know, I was a guy who kind of waited for the phone to ring because that’s what the life of an actor kind of just tends to be, and now what’s been so wonderful for me is becoming a creator, becoming a collaborator, and how it has really just changed my approach to work in general.  So, my wife is proud of me, and thankful to Steve for that.

What does your wife think, Steve?

STEVE:  My wife saw 7 Questions, and she loves that.   She’s seen some comedy bits that I have shown her on my phone, but she hasn’t seen a full comedy show yet.

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Does Sheree like the comedic side of you?

STEVE:  Yeah, I don’t know if most people know that I may have a sense of humor because literally when we go to the shows, people are looking at me like I’m an alien like, “What the hell is going on up there?”

Right! It’s such a departure from what they envision as this image of you from your role on General Hospital to when they see you do something different. 

STEVE:  Right.  I’ve always kind of been kind of high-energy, and I don’t want to say funny, but I at least have a sense of humor and can crack jokes.  That was one of the first things that kind of connected my wife and me.

BRADFORD:  On stage, Steve’s a great storyteller, but what we’ve done over the last couple of years is really try to hone those stories in a specific way, like really make sure that the timing is there, that the setup is there, and all of that.  I think at the beginning, both of us were a little self-conscious about that because it was new to us.  I could sing a song and not be self-conscious about it because that’s what I did for most of my life.  This is new to us, and what I have loved seeing over the last couple of years, is Steve’s growth as a performer.

STEVE:  Thank you, buddy.

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Question 5:  Do your kids understand what you do for a living? What do they think that you do?

STEVE:  My kids aren’t sure.  My daughter who is 16, she gets it.  My son, he hasn’t seen a lot of scenes from GH, but I showed him once he was able to understand some and he was like, “What do you do?”  I said, “I’m the Fonzie of daytime.”  He said, “Who’s Fonzie?”  (Laughs)  My 5-year-old really doesn’t know.  She thinks I go on the road more than I go to work.  She’s like, “Oh, are you doing your thing with Bradford?” She sees me working on my stuff with Bradford, and she’ll be like, “7 questions with Steve and Brad!”  She’ll walk around the house and say that.

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BRADFORD:  My 8-year-old, Juna knows that I’m on TV.  There’s been a couple of times when we have been watching the news over the last couple of weeks, and the California governor will have press conferences, and it will then cut right into General Hospital, and there was one time that it just cut into me.  It’s been a long time since they’ve seen me on the television.  So that was cool.  There are a couple teachers at their school who are fans of the show, so that gives the kids a bit of a chuckle.  Juna will say to my 5-year-old, Finola, “Hey, Finola, come over here.  We’re going to be on dad’s podcast.”  So, anything technical, any video, she calls “a podcast”.  She doesn’t quite get that part of it.  She probably thinks YouTube, and everything is a podcast. (Laughs)

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Question 6: If you guys could go on any late night TV talk show together, which show would it be and why?

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STEVE:  My sensibility would be The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.

BRADFORD:  I would probably say Jimmy Fallon too, although I love Jimmy Kimmel because he’s on ABC.  Also, our sense of humor is pretty dumb, and Fallon’s sense of humor is pretty dumb.  So, I think our senses of humor match up with him better than anyone else, probably.

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Question 7: On soaps, do you think more comedy should be injected into them?

STEVE:  Let me answer this, because when Bradford came on as Spinelli, he turned it into the comedy relief in a lot of ways.  We didn’t have a lot of comedy on the show.  Back in the day, you had some people like Steven Kay, who played Reginald, and you had people who had some comedic moments, but Bradford really kind of came in and was that.  People knew that once Spinelli was on the screen, something funny could happen.  Just with his encounter with somebody, or how he was going to try to approach me, or hug me, or how he was going to try to figure something out and spaz out, and people love that.  I think there needs to be comedy on a daytime drama.  There is so much heaviness all of the time usually, and that’s why I think Bradford (obviously he is a fantastic actor) is able to stay on for so long because he brought something new, something different to the table, and that’s what made him so valuable.

BRADFORD:  Thank you, Steve!  I think the best way for comedy to happen in daytime is through the organic instincts of each individual actor because the times where soaps try to be funny is where it doesn’t work sometimes.  That’s kind of a rule anywhere!  The best comedy is where it is found rather than planned.  So, when you look at someone like, for instance, Steve, when he moved the fuzzy balls the other day, that is the best kind of humor in our show because that is something that his character would do anyway, it showed a little bit of Steve’s personality, which I love, and it was just a little moment of levity.  You look at actors like Roger Howarth (Franco), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, Y&R), or Maura West (Ava, GH), everyone that finds moments in their performance to do something that maybe wasn’t planned; it lets the audience breathe a bit.  That’s where I find that the best comedy is in soaps.

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Bonus question 8! Surprise! Which comedians have influenced you … and which actors have influenced you the most?

STEVE:  Oh, I love Jim Gaffigan.  I love Sebastian Maniscalco.  There are a lot of guys out there.  Acting wise, I’m a huge fan of Tom Cruise, and I’ll tell you why.  From what I know the guy’s work ethic is like nobody else’s.  That’s what always inspires me.  I’m like, here’s a guy who has made 500 million dollars and still gives 120% to this day!  So, there’s a ton of actors that I could pick, but Tom Cruise delivers.  Every performance that guy has done has been amazing.

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BRADFORD:  For me, it didn’t occur to me until later, especially thinking about my comedic influences as a kid.  What I love about GH and the way that they film is that I really can use my whole body.  It’s not just a shoulder-up kind of show.  They have four cameras.  They can catch pretty much anything that you’re doing.  So, I realized that when I think about the way I use my body that I was influenced a lot by Don Knotts.  When you see something on his face (and granted his facial expressions were amazing and huge) you also saw it in his whole body.   Not only do I love Don Knotts, but I also love Donald O’Connor from Singin’ in the Rain.  Now as for an actor, I’ve always talked about Gary Oldman, because I love character actors who, if they weren’t playing a character and they were just themselves, you don’t know what that looks like. You only know them as the characters they play, because every character they play is different.  , If you look at Gary Oldman in The Professional, he is playing a villain there, but he’s this Russian guy with slicked back hair, and then, you see him play Commissioner Gordon in Batman with a flawless Chicago accent, and then, you hear him talk and you’re like, “Oh, he’s from England.  He’s a British actor.  I had no idea.”  That’s what I love.  His physicality, his voice, everything is built from the ground up when he plays a character.  A comic that I love to watch is John Mulaney.  Even though he’s like a preppy little guy that says crazy things, it’s very smart, and I just love his style.

In closing, here we are in the middle of this COVID-19 pandemic, what would you say to your fans, some of who, may feel lost, isolated, worried, etc?

BRADFORD:  I would say watch General Hospital!  At a time like this, routine is very important.  One of the great things about General Hospital is that it is part of peoples’ routines.  It’s not just a plug to watch our show, but it’s something that is comforting in that it is there.  Then, outside of that, you know, we try to provide not just entertainment but connection too.  That’s what we are there for.  We’ve been going live a lot on our Facebook page, on our YouTube page, and our reason for that is that we know people are available, and people can actually talk to us in real time, and as I said, we are trying to create moments of connection.

STEVE:  The best compliment that we get is, “We had so much fun.” or “Oh, you guys made my day.”  I try to answer all the You Tube comments we get, and many of them are similar right now like, “Man, I needed to laugh today.  Thank you for putting this up.”  Obviously, we are all dealing with something crazy right now with this pandemic, but just to give someone even 10 minutes on 7 Questions where they can laugh 3 or 4 times and then go back to whatever they were doing, that’s really what matters to us.

So, what do you think of Steve and Bradford’s new You  Tube show ‘7 Questions with Steve and Brad’?  Have you seen their live comedy club appearances, and if so, what did you think of it?  Do you enjoy seeing GH”s Jason and Spinelli in scenes and hijinks together in Port Charles? Comment below.

 

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GH’s Eden McCoy Chats on Tackling the Role of Young Carly, Josslyn’s love life, and Her Co-Stars

The rivalry between Carly (Laura Wright) and Nelle (Chloe Lanier) has deep-rooted history in the past, not just the present, as viewers learn today on a special episode of General Hospital.  In it, we go back to the 90s, before Carly stepped foot in Port Charles.  This gave Eden McCoy, who usually plays Carly’s on-screen daughter, Josslyn Jacks, the chance to play a young Carly as fans of the ABC daytime drama series also see that the episode sheds come clues to a story that will play out in the present in the weeks and months to come.

McCoy got the opportunity to work with a different set of players than her normal scene partners in Port Charles in the episode – Cynthia Watros (Nina), James Patrick Stuart (Valentin) and young Willa Rose (young Nelle), who comprise the Benson ‘family’ in the flashbacks.

However, while Eden got the chance to travel back to the 90s, Josslyn is also in the dark in the present to that kiss shared by her best friends, Trina (Sydney Mikala) and Cameron (William Lipton).   If that lip-lock came to light to Joss, will that finally get her to admit she may feel more than friendship with Cam?

Michael Fairman TV chatted with Eden to discuss: the opportunity to play young Carly, having Laura Wright as her on-screen mom, and going to battle on-screen with her good friend, Chloe Lanier, plus if she would like to share more screen-time with Josslyn’s dad, Ingo Rademacher (Jax), and of course, the burning question, who has Josslyn’s heart? Is it Cameron? Find out when you read on as to what Eden shared below.

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On today’s April 8th episode of GH, we see you portraying a young Carly.  Tell me when and how you found out that you were going to play Carly, and what the experience was like for you taping those scenes?

EDEN:  It was really one of my favorite experiences at GH, hands down.  I think if I had to choose favorite episodes, this would be this one for sure. My other favorites prior to this have been: the fight scene with Nelle, the dance scenes I did, and the fake drunk scenes with William.  Those were all so great.  I found out that I was going to do this episode and play a young Carly from Laura Wright.  I ran into her on set for blocking.  We weren’t even working together that day, and she’s like, “Oh, I’ve been told that you’re going to play a young me in an episode,” and then she literally walked away – because she had to work.  So, I was like, “What?”  It was kind of this thing hanging in the air, and I rushed to tell my mom, because I was so excited.  I didn’t get the script until maybe a month after Laura told me.  I didn’t want to ask more about it before then, because I kind of wanted to be surprised, too. Then, when I got the script and read it, I was completely blown away.  Then, when I got the news that Cynthia Watros was going to play Carly’s mom and that James Patrick Stuart was going to play Carly’s dad, I mean, I just about had a heart attack! Those are two actors that I’ve watched and admired so much and haven’t worked with a lot.  So, it was this perfectly gift-wrapped opportunity to get to know my fellow castmates and dive into a whole other character.  Everyone was so involved in that episode.  Look at the set design, for one thing.  You can totally tell that it transported us into the 90s.  Everyone did an amazing job with that style of architecture ….everybody had been researching it …everybody pretty much except for me as I lived through the 90s!  The wardrobe was one of my favorite things ever, because the 90s, for me, is my favorite era of fashion.  I feel like my own wardrobe is heavily inspired by the 90s.  I have vintage pieces; my favorite jeans are 90s Levis. I watched Friends and obviously was obsessed with it.  The wardrobe team did an amazing job focusing on all of the 90s trends with the cardigans and the clogs and the jelly shoes and all of that.  I have three outfits in the episode, and we literally named them “Monica”, “Rachel”, and “Phoebe” after the women on Friends.  It was so much fun.

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What’s your take on what happened in the episode; as we learn about Carly’s troubled-past with her adoptive parents, and her past with Nelle?

EDEN:  It starts as a look into a young Carly’s everyday life.  She gets home from a job interview.  She is looking for work, and she gets the job, and Virginia and Carly are talking.  However, the conversation turns into how Carly wants to leave home, and have a very different life than Virginia, but she needs money to do it.  So, she leaves her mom, Virginia, to go find Frank, her dad, who, by the way, is a complete turnoff of a dad.  She thought he was going to have some money, and she could be rich, and get it from him, and move to New York, and see the world because that’s her overall goal.  Carly is a very passionate, goal-driven person as we know, so she goes to see Frank.  It will be a heart-wrenching moment for Carly as a character; and you will see how Nelle factors into this.   All of this in the past shows the internal conflict that Carly has towards Nelle as a person and as a character.  It’s not just that Nelle came into her life and hurt her kids and hurt her family, but it’s because it’s that desperate need for validation that Carly had growing up.  I think, she has had this resentment towards Nelle, because of it.

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How old were you supposed to be in the flashbacks as young Carly?

EDEN:  I was playing like 18-19 years old, and Nelle was around 6.  Willa Rose was such an adorable little actress.  She and James were so cute together, and James was phenomenal.  He just went 110% on this, and it was so, so fun to work against that.  Every take was different.  James was walking at this pace, or he was eating in this scene, and he totally took it to the place that I knew that he would take it.  Same with Cynthia!  Cynthia was amazing.   I’ve watched them together since Cynthia first came on the show as Nina, and I’ve watched James forever, so I totally scored.

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Has Laura Wright seen your portrayal of Carly yet?

EDEN:  I’m super excited to see what she has to say about it.  Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) and I were discussing it day-of taping. We were kind of dissecting Laura’s mannerisms so that I could kind of plug them in to my performance. We used when Laura as Carly tucks her hair behind her ear, and Frank was like, “Oh, yeah!  Do that!”  I’ve grown up with Laura, and watching her, and acting against her, and people clearly compare us all the time and are like, “That’s insane.  Do you try to do that on purpose?” It’s like, “No, I’ve just been with her since I was 12, almost every day.”

You realize when working and talking with Laura that she truly gets and understands her art and acting in this genre.  She’s really one of the best there’s ever been in soaps.  She can dissect a scene and understand it from different points of view, etc.

EDEN:  Oh my God, I know.  She’s phenomenal to watch, and I am not immune to that whatsoever.  It hits me every time I see her act.   She’s just been the best teacher.  The comments I get the most are: how much I resemble her looks wise for one, but also acting wise.  So, I’m so excited to see what people have to say following the airing of this episode.

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What do you think about Josslyn’s combative relationship with Nelle?  I loved on today’s episode that we got to see the scenes where Josslyn clocked Nelle again!

EDEN:  I would love to slap Nelle again!  Chloe is one of my closest friends on that set.  Even though we haven’t worked together as much as we used to, we are still very close, and I learned a lot from her.  Scenes with her are always so juicy.

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Where do you think Josslyn is at this point in her love life?  Is she still really into Dev (Ashton Arbab)? Does she truly loves Cameron, but can’t admit it to herself? 

EDEN:  I think that’s it. With Dev, he was an intriguing character with a very different background than Josslyn.  They say opposites attract, and I think that goes along with this story a little bit.  He’s just something that’s new, and someone who she is intrigued by, and I think that’s realistic.  I know that’s happened to me in my love life before.  I’m not sure where it’s really going to go between Dev and Josslyn.  Then for Cam, I think she doesn’t want to admit the feelings that she has for him to herself because that’s a whole big can of worms. I think she feels that once she admits that it might – not necessarily ruin their friendship – but taint it.  Cam is such a safe place and such a home for Josslyn.  I feel like if she were to admit that to herself, she’d be like, “Oh, no.  I’m going to make this uncomfortable and weird, and I can’t lose Cam as a friend.”  That’s always kind of been where her head is at, but I think as she spends more time with him, her feelings become more and more clear.  You never really know what’s going to happen, and I don’t think she’s set on anything.  Teenagers are just all over the place with feelings, and one day they feel this and one day they don’t.  So, it’s always such fun to play because I know some fans are dying to see Cameron and Josslyn get together that and some people don’t want to see that.  It’s fun to hear everybody out and to hear everyone’s opinions on it.  For me, I just hope it can be something fun to watch.  That’s always the goal.

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So now Trina has shared a kissed Cam, and Josslyn doesn’t know that yet.  What do you think her reaction is going to be when she finds out? 

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EDEN:  It will be interesting to see how the writers do that when she does find out, because Trina has been a great friend to Josslyn, and Josslyn wants to be a great friend back, and of course, Joss is a great friend to Cam.  These are her two best friends.  She doesn’t really want to be anything but supportive.  I feel there is going to be a lot of internal struggle with that because I think that action is probably going to make her realize, and come to terms with some feelings that she has probably been avoiding, for sure.

Do you think that Josslyn has truly moved on with her life following her last boyfriend, Oscar’s heartbreaking death, so that she can welcome and accept new love into her life?

EDEN:  I think she’s moved on, at least I hope so!  That’s a pain that she’ll take with her for the rest of her life, and an experience that she’ll always have in her back pocket. That’s great as an actor … to have had a deep, influential experience because you can bring that into certain scenes and make them stronger.  Right now, I think she’s just trying to be normal and feel normal things, and that’s where I hope that her story will continue to go.  Life goes on, and we have awesome teenage characters that I’m happy to be a part of and working with.

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Whenever the fans have seen William Lipton and you together, they have noticed that you get along so well. What can you say about William?

EDEN:   We do get along so well.  William is the best.  He’s really like a sibling.

Would you like to see more scenes between Jax and Josslyn? Don’t you think he should be more involved with his biological daughter’s life?

EDEN:  Yes!  From day one of meeting Ingo five years ago, he just made it so comfortable for me.  We have had a complete connection.  We share so many similar traits.  For instance, we both love the beach and we have a similar drive.  I will say that our relationship outside of the scenes is what makes those scenes what they are and what makes them fun to watch, and why when you’re watching, you feel like, “How is this not real?”  So, that’s why he is one of my all-time favorite scene partners.

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Your mom was, and is, a big GH fan, right?

EDEN:  Yes, she grew up watching GH in her sorority house, and her two crushes were Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Jax (Ingo Rademacher), and I’m their kid on the show!  I remember when I auditioned for Josslyn.  I was given a fake script with a fake character name on it, so, we didn’t really know what my family tree looked like, or anything.  When my mom saw Maurice and Ingo in person for the first time, and I remember her freaking out.  I can’t even imagine what it was like for her.  My mom was just as excited as me to have this opportunity.

Are you at home quarantining, and taking care of yourself during this COVID-19 pandemic that we all find ourselves facing together? How’s that been going for you?

EDEN:  It’s going good.  I’m not complaining about staying in bed. (Laughs)  No, it’s been fun just trying new things and spending time with the family. You know, I’m usually so busy that it’s nice to have a little down time for a minute, but I naturally like to stay present and connect with people on social media, et

What are the fans saying to you most on social media that they want for Joss? 

EDEN:  I am hearing a lot about Cam.  It’s a big, “Is that going to happen?  Is that not going to happen?  Team Cam/Team Not Cam.”  That’s always fun because I love to have rivalries.  That means that people are invested in the story.  I get a lot of Jax things, like, “Where’s Jax?  We need more Jax and Josslyn,” and I completely agree.  However my dream, (and I think what a lot of people want to see) is Josslyn’s rebellion and gearing away from the goody-two-shoes person she is for a minute.

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That would be in-line and typical for the daughter of Carly, right?

EDEN:  Yeah, that’s what I’m saying.  When I hear about what Carly had done at my age and in the past, I’m like, “I have that DNA.”   Carly had a very painful upbringing with not a lot of parental supervision and support.  She had no father figure growing up, and Josslyn has had two. That really shapes a person and makes them who they are, but I do feel like with all of the pain the Josslyn has gone through; some kind of off-the-rails moment would be fun to play and will be hopefully in her future.

So, what did you think of Eden’s performance of young Carly on today’s episode of GH? Do you want Josslyn to end up romantically with Cameron or someone else? Do you think Josslyn should display a more rebellious side given that she is Carly’s daughter? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Nina Has a Feeling She Has ‘A Daughter Out There’

The latest promo for this week’s episodes of General Hospital has been released and from the looks of it – and a key episode set to air on Wednesday April 8th – the mystery surrounding if Nina’s (Cynthia Watros) biological daughter is alive, and if so who is it, looks to be kicking into high gear.

There is that necklace that Nina is looking at in the promo, Nelle (Chloe Lanier) who seemingly now is being given an opportunity to work with Nina thus getting closer to her who notices the necklace, and then there is Willow (Katelyn MacMullen), who many have thought could actually be Nina’s daughter given their original tense relationship.

And coming up on Wednesday, look for a special episode where the show looks at Carly’s (Laura Wright) past with her adoptive parents Frank and Virginia Benson before she came to Port Charles in 1996.

Look for Eden McCoy (Josslyn) to play a young Carly, Cynthia Watros to play Virginia, James Patrick Stuart to play Valentin, and Willa Rose to play a young Nelle.  What will we learn from that episode?

Now below watch the latest teaser from GH, and let us know if you think Nina will finally figure out who her real bio-daughter is via the comment section below.

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