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GENERAL HOSPITAL: The Shocker In The Stables!

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All hell is poised to break loose on Monday’s episode of General Hospital, now that Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) is armed with Britt’s (Kelly Thiebaud) confession! However, another major plot point began to reveal itself at the end of this Friday’s cliffhanger!

Julian (William deVry), after receiving a text message at Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) and Britt’s engagement party, which viewers were led to believe was from Ric Lansing (Rick Hearst), turned out not to be the case, but a clever red-herring!

For weeks now, GH has been teasing who is backing Julian’s takedown of Sonny (Maurice Benard), and who is truly pulling the strings? Since Ric cannot stand his half-brother, Sonny and has been meeting up with Julian on occasion in what looks to be some sort of collusion, this cliffhanger Friday twist was quite the shocker!

When Julian received his text message to “meet in the stables” at Wyndemere, once Julian arrived the cameras panned to some guy’s feet and then the person turned around.  It was revealed to be Luke Spencer (Anthony Geary), or faux Luke, or whoever this is!

Let us know, were you shocked? Did you figure this out? Do you think Luke is an altered Luke?  Or, is Luke someone else? And if he is someone else, who is it?   Weigh-in below!

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GH Ed
GH Ed

well it can be one of a few scenarios…

1 Luke is all fried up from miscaviage and he thinks it is 1979 all over again. Hence him all over Kiki….

2. It is Bill eckart back from the dead…hence the hair change and no make up…..Bill hated Sonny.

3 It is still the legion of doom at work and it is Jerry Jacks in a prostetic mask…. remember Faison , Helena, Stavros, are pretty much all accounted for….

any other thoughts GH peeps?

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

I asked several posts ago, when Luke was first acting strangely, if Luke is Jerry Jacks wearing a Luke mask so im sticking with my guess!!!

Lin
Lin

I would not doubt it at all. I in no way believe that this is Luke Spencer. From the second day he was back, I was sure it was not Luke.

natasha
natasha

I think it is Jerry jax too.

Mary SF
Mary SF

Now that I realize that Bill was Luke’s look a like cousin option 2 is the most likely scenario. Unless there is yet someone else behind Barrett Industries bankrolling Julian and they brainwashed Luke into thinking he was Bill by implanting all these fake memories and Julian is on it. If that were the case I would say Jerry is the master mind, since he is the one who hates Luke most of all. This would be a wonderful revenge to screw up Luke’s life by having him believe he is this whole other person and villain too and would fit will the drugs given while muscaviage. But that might be too many twists– having Luke think he is Bill pretending to be Luke—more likely it is just plain old Bill back from the grave.

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

Your very good Mary…Luke thinking he is Bill pretending to be Luke would make a more senseable twist but then the bigger question is would Ron think of it?

Erick
Erick

Going back to the “Jerry” well would seem to be repeating themselves one too many times.

Jenny Brooks
Jenny Brooks

I love, love your idea of Luke thinking it’s 1979 again! Way better scenario than another ‘mask’ story!

Shay
Shay

I surmised awhile ago that “Luke” (such as he is….) was going to be the one calling the shots for Julian….so for me the Friday reveal was more “it’s about time!” than being a huge shocker. Still questioning who this miscreant actually is, though….I certainly hope they don’t go the “mask-erade” route again….it’s become hackneyed and predictable. Plus, if you are going to get really technical, very few other known suspects who could be “playing” Mr. Spencer have the same stature, physique and carriage as Luke…such as Jerry Jacks–too lean and lanky–Faison–too short and small-boned–or even Victor Cassadine–too classy and elegant. There is a very real, concerted acting effort by TG to walk, talk and even glare in a coarser, more menacing fashion, so it’s either “Cousin Bill” or another imposter…I don’t really buy that this is simply the real LLS with a scrambled brain…he is so sinister and peculiar, particularly in his extremely lecherous behavior and attitude with Kiki and Britt (And if he is the real Luke, why did he not recognize Dr. Westbourne as a previous acquaintance?..THAT was strange!). Plus, this has to be someone with a real, deep animus for Sonny….who else is there from his past that would go to such elaborate lengths to vanquish him? Alcazar? Another Scully? A Smith? What about the presumed dead Trevor Lansing? I realize there are other possible foes, too, but since the ultimate target appears to be Mr. Corinthos and his organization, it is a bit of a mystery for me beause I tended to tune out GH when it became all about Sonny all the time….all I can guess is that for once this seems not to be first and foremost about messing with Luke and his family, ala Helena et al P.S. The clue that is still puzzling me was when Julian was on the dock meeting his “benefactor” and he said something about “visiting your ex” in Port Charles….who would that be if this is indeed Bill Eckert???? He was with Holly, but who is currently in town that was previously linked to him????

Priscilla
Priscilla

Its Anthony Zakara! Think about. Hates Sonny, in love with Tracey, he’s also hey ex

renee
renee

TOTALLY Zakara!!!

vickie
vickie

That was my Idea! I cannot think of anyone who hates Sonny as much as Anthony Zakara does! We all know death doesn’t matter on soaps but height? age? lol

Riley Dawger
Riley Dawger

Since the person looks like Luke maybe the ex is Tracy. So it could be Bill Eckert but they threw in the whole ex thing as a misdirection. Kind of like making us think Julian was meeting with Rick.

Rodd
Rodd

I have a question regarding the look-a-like Bill theory. Was Bill rich and powerful enough to bank roll a mob organization? And a second question, if I may, didn’t he die on camera? I didn’t watch GH back then, but don’t remember reading or hearing Bill was such a mean guy. What are your thoughts?

RichCD
RichCD

Bill Eckert changed a lot in his few years on the show, and I honestly don’t remember much about what he was doing – EXCEPT, he was very involved in Barrett Enterprises. That could be an obvious clue.

Joker
Joker

Bill was involved with Leopold , Faison and Brend’s dad. He was alright financially. I really hope that it is Bill. Because that could bring back Paul, Jenny and Sly. Another shout out to the past.

John
John

I thought it might be Bill too. But why did Bill hate Sonny? Bill was supposedly killed in the fall of 1993 and Sonny first appeared on the show in August, 1993. I don’t remember Bill even being on those last few months or meeting Sonny. If you have more information on their feud, please share. Thanks!

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I believe it is Bill as Bill had a connection with Barret industries through Julia. He also had a connection with Faison.I do not know who the ex comment would refer to though as none of his exes are in town. Lucy is in town but I do not recall him dating her.

Chasadey Butler
Chasadey Butler

I personally think that while Luke was being held captfive at Miscaviage, aginst his will that they pumped him full of all those drugs in order to brain wash him into believeing that he was either someone else or that he apparently had issues with some people in Port Charles.

Riley Dawger
Riley Dawger

Not a viable excuse as this person not only has to be rich but this person was also bankrolling Julian for many years prior to Miscaviage.

Chris R
Chris R

I think at first I thought that Luke had his brains scrambled and he was channeling his bastard of a father Tim Spencer. But after today’s episode, I’m convinced it’s Bill Eckert, especially since Ned is on his way back and they were both involved with Julia Barrett. but don’t rule Ric out….he’s in there somewhere.

Chris R
Chris R

another thought. It can’t be Jerry, Jerry’s too short. it can’t be Stefan, unless they give him an elevator shoes. It could be Faison, but that would be passe. could it be the missing Cassadine we’ve all been waiting for, Valentine?? we know that Nina was probably held at the same institution that Luke and Scott were, as Victor was involved there somehow. I hope they never give us spoilers for this because conspiracy theory is so much more fun! 🙂

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

Maybe Lukes Victor Cassidine…right or wrong its fun reading all the guesses!!!

Karen
Karen

I do not think this is Luke..I think its Bill Eckert!

hart
hart

It’s Luke working with the WSB to get the Jerome family back under wraps.

Michelle
Michelle

I don’t think it is jerry or bill they knew who Edward was. It has to be someone who doesn’t know Tracy’s dad.

iammeme
iammeme

Jerry was not a womanizer..whoever this is Has scumbag written all over him. Even in 1979 Luke was obsessed with laura not any woman.

L
L

Is it bill eckert???

Cherie
Cherie

I think it’s Jerry Jax

harry
harry

Please, please, please let it not be Jerry Jax. That would be so disappointing as I am so tired of him. When he hit on Kiki it immediately made me think of Stavors hitting on the love of his life’s daughter, Lulu Spencer.
But I don’t think it’s Stavros. Probably Bill Ekert but Ekert, although not a perfect man, was never a pervert. I only hope it doesn’t involve another mask,

Lin
Lin

I’m thinking it’s a mask or plastic surgery. Bill Eckert was not a creep, though I was not watching that often in those days. Did not have a recording device. Stavros- I can see it. Jerry Jax- oh I hope he’s not back on. Never could stand the actor or character. I don’t know how they are doing this, but the eyes and size of his neck are different. I don’t know if it’s prosthetics on Tony or he’s gained weight. But his body shape, size of the neck, and look of the eyes is way different.

Susan
Susan

Ok, after today’s show, I think it’s Harlan Barrett. Brenda’s father. Today Julian said fake like has been waiting 20 years for this. Harlem Barett was around 20 yrs ago, and tryed getting shares of ElQ, and started dating her purposely. He was a lady’s. Man, and bragged he can have any woman he wanted. He created a drug cartel with faison and 2 other men. If Brends sold Barrett industry’s, it make sence that she would sell it to her father.

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I do not think it is Jerry because Julian rescued him remember and at that point it seemed like a favor and that there was not a boss relationship going on….

Adrienne
Adrienne

agreed

I Love GH
I Love GH

yep

Ghlover
Ghlover

Bill ?? Its not Luke nor Faison (because he called Brit some good ass!) maybe Jerry???

Lin
Lin

Good point about the Britt business. Hmm.

Sand
Sand

I personally think this is the REAL Luke…Luke was always a Bad boy and skirt chaser even while he was with Laura. I think whatever they gave him in the hospital made him Luke 3.0 – although with all the meds and poisons he’s been given over the years, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a pair of eyes n the back of his head right now with a few tentacles!……don’t know if it’s the Ice Princess but this was also a long time coming with the breakdown of Luke/Sonny friendship and right when we find out that a criminal Cassadine heads the WSB. = equals some great stories if they write it properly!

k/kay
k/kay

I hope you are right TG loves to play Luke as a dark character so bring it on personally I would like to see somebody bring Sonny & Ava to their knees.

SheilaB
SheilaB

I don’t buy the “real Luke” theory though because whomever was funding Julian’s business was doing so way before the Miscavage/Luke acting weird thing. I lean more towards the Bill theory.

GH Ed
GH Ed

Bill Eckert was a member of the crew on the SS Tracy. The Greenbelts, an environmental safety organization, protested the arrival of the Quartermaine boat. It had just exploded and sank in Port Charles harbor. Harlan Barrett of Barrett Enterprises came to Port Charles to salvage the SS Tracy. He was impressed with Bill Eckert, who invented a unique machine which raised the ship. Harlan hired Bill as chief engineer with the promise of upward advancement in the company. Bill is the cousin of the Spencer family who had just come to town with his young son, Sly Eckert , and recently divorced form his mother, Nancy. Bill’s father died of a heart attack and Bill and his sister, Jenny Eckert, came into a large inheritance. Bill, now a wealthy man, moved into an abandoned lighthouse with his son Sly and Finian O’Toole, whom Bill had hired as a housekeeper. Bill was now dating Harlan’s marketing genius daughter, Julia Barrett.Harlan brought her to Port Charles to run the cannery with ace in command, Bill Eckert. Harlan Barrett, Leopold Taub, Cesar Faison, and Larry Ashton formed a cartel to control global business via the use of a toxic substance, carbon disulfide, manufactured at a cannery they purchased as a clever ruse for their operations and a place to brew the drug with which they intended to rule the world. Bill and Jenny were both kept in the dark about the cannery’s real intentions. Meanwhile, Nancy having heard about Bill’s newfound wealth, promptly wanted custody of Sly. Bill saw the dollar signs in her eyes and would not give in to her blackmail. Nancy began spying on operations at the cannery and discovered the carbon disulfide. She used it to make Bill appear inebriated at Sly’s custody hearing. The Cartel was worried with Nancy poking around and they wanted to make a still clueless Bill their newest member. The cartel then decided to eliminate Nancy. Faison tried to use mind control to program Anna Scorpio to kill Nancy, but Anna and Robert Scorpio were on to Faison’s plan. With the aid of a psychiatrist, she become immune to it. The Cartel’s goal was attained anyway as Nancy was mysteriously murdered and Bill was the prime suspect! The real killer turned out to Bill’s housekeeper and Sly’s baby-sitter, Finian, who had a heated argument with Nancy and accidentally killed her. Bill was brought into the Cartel, but a deliriously wicked Faison wanted Bill to prove himself before he was completely accepted. Bill’s assignment was to kill Faison’s nemesis, Robert Scorpio. By this time, Bill and Robert were good friends, so a “faux death” was arranged. Bill shot Robert on the waterfront, but Harlan was not fooled, so he decided to shoot Robert again. Bill shot and killed Harlan to protect his pal. A grief-stricken Julia promptly ended her relationship with Bill. On Founder’s Day, the Cartel was apprehended. Taub was killed and Faison escaped yet again. After Robert and Anna’s presumed death Bill… Read more »

Mary SF
Mary SF

Thanks for the history lesson— as a newer viewer didn’t realize until your post that Bill Eckert was Luke’s look a like cousin. Everyone kept mentioning this Bill guy and I couldn’t understand why they thought it was him—but now it makes sense, — someone should have explain it sooner for us newbies, so thanks for doing that GH Ed.

aria
aria

wow, i don’t remember all of this history as good as you do. and i was watching gh way back then, its amazing how many characters you mentioned that are no longer on the show, i remember julia barrett, i’m surprise once she was let go she was never recast or brought back considering she’s brenda’s sister. and i remember when lucky and sly became friends, and when bill was killed. i forgotten he had hooked up with Holly, hmmm maybe he’s Ethan’s dad instead of luke? i find that more realistic then luke being ethan’s dad. for some reason i don’t remember bill knowing anna and robert, and i watched everyday(wheres my memory gone?) and you mentioned Lucy, ned’s dad, larry ashton, taub? can picture who that was, i remember jenny being married to ned then later paul horsby? dillion dad right? and i remember tracy running over jenny but my memory is all scattered so thanks for all the detail you provided..

vickie
vickie

I agree thanks for the info! I could not figure out who this Bill Eckert was everyone was talking about. There was a whole swath of years I worked and was unable to watch GH. Seems Faison has been in the picture for a loooong time. Lol

I want to think Luke is someone from the closer past and lean toward Antony Zacara but height and build leaves him out. I don’t think it’s the old Luke going bad again cause he was never ‘creepy’ bad like he is now but then maybe it’s because he is older now.

I think the writers are FINALLY getting some good storylines going because I was just about done with GH.

With that I guess I will just have fun trying to figure out who this ‘new’ Luke is Iwill watch it play out!

Rodd
Rodd

Yes, thank you, GH Ed. What do you think of the current state of affairs? Do you think this Luke could be Bill posing as Luke?

Lin
Lin

Thanks so much. I did not have a recording device and was either taking classes full time or teaching when this Eckert thing was on. I only remember it very vaguely and never figured it all out.

Valerie
Valerie

Great job with the history. Do you think it could be Bill? I am loving it anyway!!

ConnieMac
ConnieMac

wow, gh ed, i am super impressed. I also kept saying to myself “who is bill Eckert?” as i read each post. That was like a soap within a soap!! Can’t believe after watching for as long as I have, there were only three or four names I recognized. well done!

Shay
Shay

Well today, “Luke” mentioned to Julian he had been planning this scheme for 20 some years, so the Eckert timeline works. For a moment I also thought that maybe this had something to do with Tracy’s ties to the Solleito family, but that actually happened a bit later in the ’90’s and the characters were Agnes Nixon creations, so that could be a bit of an obstacle. Then again, it would provide a link to the nod to “Loving” with the house in Corinth we saw last year. Also enjoyed Dr. O’s little history lesson about her past with the Cassadine family….hope she doesn’t forget to retrieve that little parting gift from Helena she seemingly left up on the tower balcony.

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you should put where you got this from

Christy
Christy

But near the bottom they mention Bill is dead. 1993… Bill Eckert… spitting image of Luke. Bill was trying to protect his son Sly & Lucky from a hit man and was shot in a case of mistaken identity… he died in Luke’s arms.

And Bill had killed Harlan Barrett.

How about Richard Halifax ? He was involved with Bill & Holly and Lucy, and described as a wealthy man….

hmmm, well there is one guy I can think of that was wealthy, would hate Sonny, would back Julian, was in love with Lucy… and supposedly dead. Do you know who I mean?
VICTOR JEROME ! !

and not a mask… but took a page out of his son’s book… and got his face changed! 🙂

Sheri
Sheri

The thing that seems to be missing here is what the connection is to SONNY. I personally think that the whole thing about this guy looking like Luke is just a red herring. Who was wanting Sonny’s territory back then. Or who did Sonny take his territory from? I think that’s the key. Whoever it was had money, and has a HUGE grudge against Sonny. This is all about bringing SONNY down. I have a funny feeling it goes back to Sonny’s stepfather, Deke. Deke was a cop, and his partner wanted Sonny in the worst way for killing Deke. These other people are just too obvious in their connections to Luke and Sonny.

ethel
ethel

if it is luke on some type of drugs from the loony bin then where is he getting the money to back julian – it has already been established that the financial banking has been going on for sometime…………….

VICKI
VICKI

I think it was some kind of mind altering drug.

Sand
Sand

Luke’s been stealing a lot of money over the years and then he takes off for months at a time ( while in REAL life he’s on vacation) – when he comes back he never explains where he’s been….. no one knows exactly what he’s doing but it’s always an adventure – I think we’re getting ready to find out exactly what and where Luke has been every time he goes out of town……I think this is Tony Geary’s Swan song story…..

Roberta Giordano
Roberta Giordano

It is either Jerry or Faison !

RENEE'
RENEE'

Faison’s dead remember. In regards to update on Bill Eckert, Thanks for the update. I must of miss a few more years that I thought because I do not remember Bill Eckert and I missed Fridays episode, but not Mondays that if for sure. I could not figure out Luke’s behavior it was totally off the wall, kind of like his younger days but not so much, the older look would never make a pass or threaten Morgan when he tried to protect Kiki! Can’t figure who it could be but it will be interesting to watch and actually find out. The suspense is going to make it all the worthwhile of watching the show. Thank God I get missed episode from Hulu so if I miss an episode I can catch up on what I missed.

Lisa
Lisa

My friend and I were talking about this and she had a great suggestion for who it might be. Damian Smith. His family has been in the mob for years and they hated Sonny and he specifically hated Sonny for taking over the territory. As far as everyone goes he is still alive and well somewhere perhaps in PC masquerading as Luke Spencer.

pumpkanpie
pumpkanpie

Damian died in the Ward House fire http://abc-daytime.wikia.com/wiki/Damian_Smith

Lisa
Lisa

His body was never recovered. Besides, if AJ can come back to life after being smothered by a pillow anything is possible. This is a soap after all and unless the actor portraying the character dies any character can come back to life

Christy
Christy

Damian’s a good idea too… and they mentioned Katherine Bell the other day on the parapet, so naturally I thought of Katherine & Damian.

He hated Sonny and Luke! And history says he did not die in the Ward fire… he was hit over the head and left for dead in the fire, but apparently died elsewhere at a different time…. or not! 🙂

nice story twist, but I’d rather see Leigh McClousky back as Damian…. he was a nice treat for my eyes! 😀

so guess I’d revise my guesses, to Victor Jerome or Damian Smith

sherri
sherri

And didn’t Damian have a thing going with Bobbie? That would explain the comment about the “ex” being in town!

T
T

Who it could be:
1) Bill Eckhart
2) Harlan Barrett
3) Anthony Zacharra
4) Jerry Jax
5) Victor Jerome
Its one of those 5, whether its a persona/identity forced upon Luke or its actually one of people themselves. My pick is Anthony Z, followed by Victor Jerome

pumpkanpie
pumpkanpie

I would add Trevor Lansing to that list (resurrected LOL).

aria
aria

are all these possible guys with the exception of bill all wearing high heals? because all of them were short and nowhere as tall as bill/luke?

Erick
Erick

With the exception of Jerry, all of those people died violent, explicit, leaving-no-doubt-of-death deaths on-camera. Of course, so did A.J., Duke, and Julian, but there’s a tipping point for all the back-from-the-deads. Even if they would bring back Emily or Georgie or someone else beloved, it would be pushing it, and I read a recent interview where Ron admitted that.
Of those five, I pick Jerry. Victor would be cool, but the original actor (Jack Axelrod) just turned 84. “Luke” seems a little spry for someone that age.

steve
steve

They brought back Frank Smith years later with a much younger actor. It could well be a new Victor. He wasn’t around long or recently enough to have left much of an impression. Any more than Julian, anyway.

steve
steve

Your the closest to my thoughts: Anthony Zacchara (he has the potty mouth, look at his talk with Lisa Niles, very similar in tone to preview with Julian “always have a plan”) followed by another of Tracy’s exes, Larry Ashton, Ned’s dad, who might very well be familiar with Monica’s cheating past since she slept with his SON. Also considered a version of Victor J., back from the dead. Or maybe half brother Dino, back from jail. He and Julian certainly have a bond in that Julian succeeded in finishing off (Olivia) what Dino attempted.

Shay
Shay

Given “Luke’s” intimate knowledge of Monica’s long ago escapades, it would seem that this has to be someone who was part of the 1980’s to early 1990’s cast….in addition to those already mentioned as possibilities, that could include Grant (Putnam) Andrews, Jimmy Lee Holt or Mitch Williams, although exactly how they would connect to Sonny and the Jeromes is not clear. Grant was Celia’s spouse and part of the Cassadines’ Ice Princess caper, Mitch was Tracy’s politician hubby who was being bankrolled by gangster Frank Smith (if memory serves correctly…) and Jimmy Lee was the disgruntled illegitimate son of Edward who wanted his piece of the Quartermaine family pie.

steve
steve

Another plus for Zacchara. When last seen, he was thought dead, but with Miscavige’s own Heather Webber. Sure, she buried him in the woods. You believe her?

David Evan Smith
David Evan Smith

Anthony was shot to death, on-camera, and languished on the floor of Johnny Z’s penthouse for what seemed like DAYS, before being dumped in the Quartermaine boathouse, and then dragged all around town by Tracy, Luke, and then Heather Webber, before being buried. If the life hadn’t drained out of him by then, then Johnny Z is a TERRIBLE shot.

I’m hoping for Bill Eckert. It connects him to the Quartermaines, the Spencers, Julia Barrett (explaining the buyout of Julia’s company to back the Jeromes, and to organized crime through the cartel, which connects him to Harlan Barrett, and Faison. The most dots are connected if it’s Bill, and it doesn’t mean a rubber mask (overdone with Duke/Faison and Anna/Obrecht), and it doesn’t mean plastic surgery (touched on in the Duke story to explain away Jonathan Paget, and covered more recently with Julian Jerome).

It also would explain his interest in marrying Tracy, since the Jeromes tried to use ELQ to front their illegal operations when Ava was sniffing around and trying to pass Kiki off as a Quartermaine. Bill and the cartel forced Paul Hornsby to marry Tracy to access the Quartermaine money and influence her.

I don’t recall Bill being so sleazy and lecherous, BUT to be fair it’s been 21 years since he was on-screen (“death” in 1993), so who knows what life has done to him since then.

Junie
Junie

All interesting theories—and thanks for he hrtiry lesson–b/c as I had remembered it, Bill Echart was a Middle-Class person.

BUT everyone needs to remember–NO- one is ruled out as a possible suspect
under a Luke mask—as “No one ever really dies in Port Charles”……..

Susan
Susan

Harlan Barrett

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Harlen would be very old now if they kept the same actor….

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I loved Anthony Z as he was so so funny.

missfixit
missfixit

I agree he was hilarioius.

Angela
Angela

I would say that it’s Victor Jerome. I think that Juilian knows the truth but Ava doesn’t because she had not been raised together with Julian…As far as using Luke’s face he could have had plastic surgery done just as Julian did. Remember Victor Jerome was well known for his treating women like garbage…and a well known womanizer…As far as Sonny is concerned… Sonny has become the rival boss who now has the turf that was once Victor Jerome’s…he now has finally come back to claim it….This is IMO

Donna Evola
Donna Evola

Holy Cr_ _!!!!!….. I did not see that one coming. I was SHOCKED!!!! and I do not think it is the real “Luke” when Scott told Kevin “they” took Luke out of room when he was in lock up at “the nut house” they switched out the real Luke for a fake Luke. Can not wait for this to play out!!!!! I love GH been watching for 45 years and I hope I can continue watching for 45 more!!!!! Just the best!!!!! 🙂

Joe
Joe

Who cares who it is…this is some of the most entertaining work Tony Geary has done in YEARS! He’s HYSTERICAL! Love it and Frank and Ron for continuing to keeo up with TRUE soap opera tradition 🙂

k/kay
k/kay

Think I have got it he has been possessed by the Devil and pretty soon John Black will come to town for an exorcism!

Mary SF
Mary SF

And maybe John Black is the real Luke Spencer, he’s changed identities so many times anything is possible LOL.

But if GH is taking a page from DAYS playbook, the clone, the poor guy on his luck who had plastic surgery to look like Luke, or the ever popular brainwashing to have Luke think he is someone else seems more likely than the devil— maybe there was a super villain conference and Stefano gave some of PC’s bad guys tips on how to do- I’m sure he always has some mad scientist on speed dial for such occasions as these.

Kate
Kate

Joe black

Laurie
Laurie

I was totally shocked to see that it was Luke with Julien! I am not liking the attitude of Luke lately, so its leading me to believe its not him! I am thinking it could posiibly be Faison, because hec everyone else has come back to life! When you watch GH for almost 40 years you pretty much exspect anything! Or it could be Jerry Jax! Can’t wait till Monday! Luv Gh! Oh and BTW, I luved the scene with Sonney and Spencer!

Lin
Lin

The Sonny/Spencer scene was one of the best since in a very long time. Equal to the stuff from around the 50th anniversary and much better than anything since then.

smoochie
smoochie

Even though we saw Bill Eckert die, we also saw Duke Lavery, Faison, Cassadines and others die rise from the ashes. Bill is a feasible candidate because of his link to the Barretts, and Sonny did call Brenda to find out if she knew anything regarding who was backing Julian. However, Jerry Jacks is very much in cahoots with Julian and has lots of time to plan his revenge on Luke. He is probably at the hub of all that is going on including the WSB, and we know Jerry has been the conductor and dastardly mastermind of evil doings in GH and seems connected to all the other most notorious of criminals in GH history. The last time we saw Jerry he made his getaway aided and abetted by Julian. I think “he’s baaack”

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Damien Smith as well and he has an ex in town as I believe he dated Lucy and Bobbie

Char
Char

Unreal! The “real Luke likes Sonny – WTH?

janet
janet

My give a dams busted. I have just about given up on GH. FrankenRonant to just do it their way, Let them watch it. This show is just tooo much OLTL 2

boes
boes

It’s worse – far worse. OLTL didn’t pull this kind of carp on their fans, not even when Ron C. was writing. He did some bad stuff there, but nothing like what he’s doing on GH.

You can smell the stale storylines and the spoiled characters from a mile off these days.

lizzy
lizzy

That says it all – mine’s broke as well. Just get on with it. Tell us who he is and lets get going with it already. Glad Maxie is back – so far I’m not real thrilled with her new guy. As for Elizabeth sorry she got shot and lost out with Prince Nick but I never liked her anyway – she has slept her way thru the entire town. I Love Franco.
Take care all – have patience – you know this will last forever

Robin Hemmerly
Robin Hemmerly

I think its someone else

Michael
Michael

I thought this was brilliant and never saw it coming!

Doreen
Doreen

I was really shocked to see it was Luke he’s been acting real strange I don’t think he is Luke because the real Luke wouldn’t do this to his friend Sonny

Lin
Lin

You are so right. And the real Luke does not come on to young women, etc. I just hope this does not go on too long. I do not like perverts.
And don’t want him ruining Luke’s life

minerva
minerva

That was brilliant, completely unexpected!!!!

su0000
su0000

Agree!!
I luv the big surprises!!!!
RC is great when it comes to surprises/shockers!! 🙂
Hope there are more to come!

Chantai
Chantai

With Sean Kanan leaving and this latest reveal, I am so close to giving up. I think it is Lord Ashton.

Brenda McCleary
Brenda McCleary

maybe we are going to be lead to believe Bill never died but kept in the mental institution where we think they found Luke Which means Luke is MIA

Christy
Christy

I don’t think whom ever it was, was being held at the looney bin. I think that was just where they held the guys and made the switch with Luke all drugged out. Who ever “Luke” is , he has connections… all those bad guys posing as mental ward employees and acting as Heather’s goons to snatch the Real Luke at the Quartermaine’s.

Cindy burns
Cindy burns

Shocked! Loved it! LUKE is the bad guy now 🙂

Lin
Lin

I don’t think it’s Luke

su0000
su0000

yah!! and like his new hair!!

michael.guerrieri
michael.guerrieri

its staverous casadine

Shay
Shay

Except if it were him, wouldn’t he have already made a beeline for Lulu???? I cannot believe he could have suppressed his obsession with her and maintained a clear distance from her for this long….Luke has barely even been in his “daughter’s” orbit since he “returned.” Not to mention that Stavros always goes gaga for blondes (Laura and Lulu)…both of the ladies who caught “Luke’s” fancy are brunettes….just saying!

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

Victor Cassidine could be funding the Jeromes…i now dont think its Madeline since it was mentioned her husband James Reeves left all his money to Nina! And speaking of Madeline i wish Ron would have made her the estranged sister of Monica…i know Monica grew up in an orphange but that dont mean they couldnt be sisters. Monica and Madeline become roomates at college and soon learn they have a lot in common: both were orphaned (except Maddie was quickly adopted), both Monica and Maddie share the same birthdate and both have identical birth marks. Monicas wealthy boyfriend investigates and discover Monica and Maddie are faternal twin sisters! Meanwhile, Monica, who is pregnant by her wealthy boyfriend(this is shortly b4 she met the Webber brothers)breaks up with him after discovering him in bed with Madeline! Monica puts the baby girl up for adoption and never speaks to Maddie again! Monica leaves town and eventually meets and marries Jeff Webber never telling him,Rick Webber, or Alan anything about her past life. Meanwhile, Madeline marries Monicas exfiance who is James Reeves and James finds his daughter Monica gave up for adoption and names her Nina! Madeline and James have a loveless marriage…Madeline is jealous of stepdaughter/niece because James pays all his attention to her…Madeline has countless affairs over the years and becomes pregnant…she has a son and passes him off as James’s but he finds out several years later this is not true…worried a divorce would bring scandal James stays married to Madeline but cuts her and the boy out of his will and leaves everything to Nina. The boy grows up unaware James is not his father. He currently calls himself Nathan West…Nathan learns Madeline lied to him and now suspects she’s the one who tried to kill Nina, especially after learning Nina is really Monica’s daughter and Monica and Maddie are sisters…Nathans biggest shock comes when he learns his father is Victor Cassidine!!!

pumpkanpie
pumpkanpie

Great scenario … only difference: Dr. Liesl Obrecht might be Madeline’s sister (according to spoilers), and Nathan might be her son, with maybe Victor Cassadine?!

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

I was hoping Dr.O and Anna would turn out to be sisters…this would be a greater shocker!!!

Erick
Erick

Very creative… although I’d prefer if Nathan’s father was Faison, or at least his mother is Obrecht. His last name is West, Britt’s last name is Westbourne… I haven’t been watching lately, has he been in the same room at all with either Britt or Obrecht?

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

He hasnt been in any scenes with them if i recall…i do believe Nathan and Nina do not share the same father which would explain why he left his money only to Nina!!!

Erick
Erick

Then there’s a chance! I hope so. I very rarely see these things ahead of time.

Shay
Shay

There was one instance around a month ago that I previously pointed out when Nathan was at the hospital questioning Silas and he had entered the elevator to leave and right before the doors closed, Dr. Obrecht and West had a moment, a sort of recognition, where their eyes met. It was very brief and almost on the sly, but it definitely happened. I commented on it then that it struck me as strange, as if they knew each other but were not letting on as if it were this big secret.

Michael S.
Michael S.

I think it’s Jerry Jacks. He was hot after Luke for the cure so I bet he got a hold of Luke and is impersonating him. Plus I’ve read spoilers from other sites about Jerry returning so it only makes sense that fake Luke is Jerry Jacks.

Robbyrb
Robbyrb

I love this storyline as it has so many people guessing, even moi. Anthony Geary looks like he’s having a ball! The lines the writers are giving him to say are priceless. Calling Nikolas Prince Prick! Britt a ‘Piece of Ass’…right in front of Nikolas! Giving Kiki a pat on the butt! Geary always didn’t want to play the lovey dovey Luke of some writing regimes, which I do miss ( I loved the Claire Labine Luke). This is a great way for Geary to play dark without being TOO dark like when Guza had Luke run down little Jake. One gossip site says that Frank & Ron are ruining Luke in retaliation for Geary’s refusal to take a pay cut. I don’t believe that at all. Geary is so powerful that if he were truly angry he’d just walk out the door! Contract or not. I’m enjoying as I thought the money man would be Ric, but whose to say he also isn’t in the picture. Love Ric having lighter scenes with Cameron & Elizabeth. Can’t wait for Monday and I’ve purposely avoided spoilers for months…keeps the show that much more exciting!

su0000
su0000

I loved the surprise!!!!!!
Anthony Geary seems be having a riot playing ‘this’ Luke..
I’d bet off screen they are laughing their asses off LOL..
I have had a few good laughs myself..
Luke’s comments to and about the women are crazy!!
I wonder; where is the real Luke???

I’m soooo looking forward to this story to playing out.. exciting!!

Teresa
Teresa

I think it’s Anthony Z. First of all, this Luke appears to be a sleazy perv, and AZ was definitely that. Let’s not forget he pimped out his own daughter when she was a teenager. Secondly, Anthony wanted more than anyone to take down Sonny and had the financial resources to do so. Thirdly, he has an axe to grind with Luke and Tracy…remember he did seem to be in love with her or infatuated with her when he blackmailed her into marrying him. And finally, he has the connection to Heather. Someone had to back her escapes from Miscavige and paid her henchman (and for all of her BLT’s).

I think a switch was done while Luke was at Miscavige and now Anthony is showing “his face” by using Luke’s face.

Shay
Shay

Except Anthony was about a foot shorter and numerous pounds lighter than Luke….pretty hard to “mask” those huge physical differences. In addition, Zacchara had a real thing for Tracy, so he would be using every opportunity and excuse to get “physical” with his “Venus” instead of trying to play touchy-feely with Kiki right under her nose….this “person” is all but ignoring Ms. Quartermaine other than using their “relationship” as a cover of convenience. Not saying that there aren’t common personality characteristics reminiscent of Anthony’s coarseness and perversity, but for me the clues just don’t add up. Not to mention he was well and truly dead, visible body and all….for weeks. Pretty hard to explain that one away.

suzi
suzi

plus new luke didn’t recognize the Kiki and AZ knew her. new luke doesn’t recognize any of the newbies.

Kathy
Kathy

In spite of what current writers like to portray, Luke was not a skirt chaser when he was with Laura. In fact he turned down a chance to be with another woman who tried to seduce him while he was married to Laura. Anyway, I think it’s Jerry Jax because remember Julian rescued Jerry when after Luke pushed him off the roof to get the cure for Sean Donnely.

steve
steve

According to recent history, this financial backer has been Julian’s secret from Ava for YEARS, and when they met a few short months ago, Julian told Jerry he would owe him and would collect some day. Doubt he would talk to his longtime financial backer that way. And Jerry was never crude and into young girls. Bobbie and Alexis were his “girls”.

Kathy
Kathy

I think it’s Jerry Jax

Patty
Patty

The Luke in the stables is either Faison or Jerry Jax in one of those masks! We don’t know if either are dead & Jerome saved Jerry – so maybe Jerry’s helping him out! Scottie & “Luke” woke up at Miscavage but he’s been odd ever since. Definitely not the real Luke.

steve
steve

Seriously doubt Faison would be ogling his OWN DAUGHTER’S behind, calling her a “nice piece of a$$”, nor did Jerry talk like that. This person has been backing Julian for YEARS, so I doubt Julian would have the nerve to tell his backer he would owe him BIG TIME, as Julian told Jerry when he rescued him JUST a few months ago.

jeannie
jeannie

i think this isnt luke or he’s brainwashed into acting this way.

Mark
Mark

I was having the fast forward syndrome all week with gh until Friday when I had chills up my spine when it was over! Great show !!

Charday
Charday

I hope Luke blows Sonny off the show permanently!

Julie
Julie

Faison strikes Again!!!!!

steve
steve

No, he called his own daughter a “nice piece of a$$”? No.

Shirley A Miller
Shirley A Miller

It could be Luke all doped up from all the drugs pumped in him while at the institution, or It could be side effects from the antidote given to save Luke’s life Then it could be Jerry. Remember Julian helped save his life. I think Jerry had plastic surgery as I don’t think a mask could be made that looks that authentic. There is the possibility that it is Luke’s cousin, Bill Eckart, but GH has dug up so many bodies lately that I hate to think they would resort to this again – but who knows??? Yes, I was surprised to see Julian’s helper is Luke, but soon as I saw the shoes, I knew it was Luke with Julian. I hope we will see the real culprit SOON!!!

Deborah
Deborah

Could it possibly be Julian’s late father? He would have the money, and get his revenge.

steve
steve

That’s a possibility, Deborah. Or how about half brother Dino, who went to jail for trying to kill Julian’s other sister. They certainly share more than just dad, since Julian actually killed that sister. Just a thought. Of course, other more familiar (likely recent) bad guys would have a more dramatic reveal than someone many new fans would simply scratch their heads over. Anthony Zacchara would fit the Bill. Sure, he was shot onscreen. So was Bill Eckert. Sure he was dragged around for what seemed days, but in soap land was probably just hours. But so was his “dragger”, Heather, by Franco just recently. And she’s none the worse for wear.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Don’t know how true this is but it’s been said Tony Geary’s been asking for way over a million per year…they asked to take a pay cut. I do remember that in an interview Geary said that if he ever left the show he wanted to go out in a blaze of glory…this last act might be his swan song….

Buddy Lee
Buddy Lee

I remember Tony Geary at the time, that the fans just could not accept Him as a totally new character aka Luke’s Cousin Bill, that He was really enjoying the chance to play, so…
IF I were to go with My first thought, they did some sort of mind-altering “therapy” but that is just too easy…
Second thought was immediately lept back to His Cousin Bill, not having really died in Luke’s arms, after being shot…
I know Tony Geary would definitely be loving it, to finally get to further explore the Character and the timing + the new E.P. and H.W. being so great and open to the Actors’ inputs on things; very well could be that Bill never actually died, and the real Luke is still being held at either Miscaviage or worse; allowing Tony Geary to FINALLY have some fun, along with a great new s/l to run with!!!

aria
aria

i have no idea who it might be, i’m just glad its not luke, because luke hitting on kiki was way to creapy, its clearly someone who knows luke pretty well though, or has extracted alot of info from him, because the way luke went after monica about her past, this faux luke knows way too much. its going to be fun to watch though.

Fran
Fran

sounds like A OLTL plot remix the tale of two todds and secret gov. but using luke instead of todd to take down sonny C instead of LORDS/ Bucannons.

Erick
Erick

Bill coming back would jump the shark to me, too many people dying on screen that are somehow alive. I love the people that are back so I’ve been willing to suspend disbelief for A.J., Duke, and Julian, but Bill’s death was so priceless (“The last face I see is my own…”), and now death doesn’t mean anything anymore when anyone can come back. Who’s next? Connie? Georgie, Alan, or Emily, who all came back as ghosts? As much as we love and miss them… there’s a limit.

Darlene T szygiel
Darlene T szygiel

I think it is Faison…….just saying.

steve
steve

He called Britt a nice piece of @$$??? His own daughter. No. Just saying.

Dan
Dan

I love the storyline twist!! My jaw hit the floor when Julian opened the door and Luke turned around for the big Friday cliffhanger reveal. Didn’t see it coming. A lot of interesting theories being floated around. Is it Jerry Jacks, Faison, Stavros Cassadine, Bill Eckert, or maybe it is the real Luke, and he’s been brain washed? I don’t know, but it’s gonna be fun taking the ride and finding out where this all leads.

It’s great to see them giving Tony Geary something to sink his acting teeth into again. It’s been a while. He’s one of the best actors in daytime history, and it’s always a treat to see him get a chance to prove that time and time again.

Kudos to Frank and Ron for another tremendous storyline twist!

Annalee
Annalee

Since Tony Geary is such a great actor I am sure he studied the mannerisms of the person who ‘faux’ Luke is. It seems to me that he is acting like Anthony who was even lecherous towards his own daughter Claudia. I remember during that time Johnny was very protective.
As we have also heard Johnny is coming back. So it really seems likely it’s Anthony to me. But I could be wrong…….after all I never win any lottery’s…..lol 0_o

heidi
heidi

I have not read any of the other posts yet.

Last we saw of Jerry Jaks he was driving off in a car driven by Julian Jerome. It is my guess that Jerry is the backer and that he had plastic surgery or a mask made to look like Luke after they got him and used his blood for a cure.

Otherwise Jerry was working for the person who is bank rolling Julian and Jerry is now going to be saved by Robin with the blood of Luke who is still captive somewhere and this is a masked person looking like Luke.

Which ever… I think it is going to be a fun unravel… plus we get to see Tony Geary do a great job with this!!! I love GH!!!

Barb Harnedy
Barb Harnedy

Well….if its someone wearing a latex mask…Dante & Ben will be allergic!!

Sharon B.
Sharon B.

So if this person is not Luke. Where is the real Luke? And does the imposter marry Tracy?

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2018 has taken with it some beloved soap opera veterans.  One of them was GH fan favorite, Susan Brown, who died at 86 of Alzheimer’s at the end of August.

GH viewers remember Susan’s performances as Dr. Gail Adamson Baldwin.  Gail was Monica’s (Leslie Charleson) best friend, and eventually she married Lee Baldwin (the late Peter Hansen) and was a stepmother to Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner).

Kin took to Twitter last week and revealed that General Hospital taped a tribute to Susan that will be seen in an upcoming episode.

In a tweet, he shared, “A tribute show to Susan shot in the can airing soon!”

With GH’s tape schedule we would presume that sometime in January we will be seeing how GH addresses Susan’s passing and thus the fate of Gail.

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2019 is bringing it with some major soapy dramas.  And this one has been much talked about, and looking quite alluring.  It features some former soap opera notables in key roles.

We’re talking about ABC’s Grand Hotel which has finally announced its premiere date, but fans will have to wait till the summer for its debut.  Circle Monday night, June 17th.  Grand Hotel will air immediately following  episodes of the new season of The Bachelorette.

General Hospital Daytime Emmy-winner, Bryan Craig (Ex-Morgan Corintjos) take on the role of  playboy Javi, his sister Paloma is played by former All My Children reboot actress, Denyse Tontz (Ex-Miranda Montgomery).  In addition, soap vet Richard Burgi (last seen as Paul Hornsby on GH) takes on the role of Michael Finn, a charming businessman who spells t-r-o-u-b-l-e for the Mendoza family, and series EP, Eva Longoria (Ex-Isabella, Y&R) also guest stars as Beatriz a former owner of the hotel.

The series loglines from ABC reveal: “Grand Hotel is a bold provocative drama set at the last family-owned hotel in multicultural Miami Beach. Charismatic Santiago Mendoza (Demian Bichir) owns the hotel, while his glamorous second wife, Gigi (Roselyn Sanchez), and their adult children enjoy the spoils of success. The hotel’s loyal staff round out a contemporary, fresh take on an upstairs/downstairs story. Wealthy and beautiful guests bask in luxury, but scandals, escalating debt and explosive secrets hide beneath the picture-perfect exterior.”

In case you missed it, check out the first look trailer for the series first posted in May for the ABC upfronts.   Then let us know, are you excited to see Bryan in his new primetime series?  Do you think this premise has all the making of some juicy primetime soap viewing? Comment below.

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If you missed Wednesday’s GH Facebook Live event featuring Maurice Benard (Sonny) and Laura Wright (Carly) you can watch the replay below.

During the 35-minute broadcast, Michael Fairman chatted with the Daytime Emmy-winning duo about the latest storylines involving Sonny and Carly including: the Alzheimer’s storyline centering around Sonny’s dad, Mike (Max Gail), what will happen with Margaux (Elizabeth Hendrickson) and Sonny’s relationship, and if Carly will figure out that Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) is stashed away at Ferncliff, and that his twin brother Ryan is masquerading as him while murdering people in Port Charles.

In addition, Maurice and Laura talk about memorable scenes and moments throughout their time on the ABC daytime drama series, and episodes that are included in the “Sonny and Carly Collection” streaming now at ABC.com and on the ABC app.  Laura did talk about taking over the pivotal role following in the shoes of fan favorites, Sarah Brown and Tamara Braun.

Maurice and Laura also talked about their upcoming projects.  Laura’s premieres tomorrow night on Lifetime when she is seen in Stalked by My Patient, while Maurice will soon be seen in Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter. 

Check it out below and let us know what was your favorite part of the Facebook live, and what you think will happen in the key storylines involving Sonny and Carly as we move into 2019 via the comment section.

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