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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
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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)
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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
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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
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natasha

I think it is Jerry jax too.

Mary SF
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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… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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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
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Erick

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

Jenny Brooks
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Jenny Brooks

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

Shay
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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… Read more »

Priscilla
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Priscilla

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

renee
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renee

TOTALLY Zakara!!!

vickie
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

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

Karen
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Karen

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

hart
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hart

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

Michelle
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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
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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
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L

Is it bill eckert???

Cherie
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Cherie

I think it’s Jerry Jax

harry
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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
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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
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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
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Adrienne

agreed

I Love GH
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I Love GH

yep

Ghlover
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Ghlover

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

Lin
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Lin

Good point about the Britt business. Hmm.

Sand
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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… Read more »

k/kay
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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
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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
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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 ,… Read more »

Mary SF
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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
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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… Read more »

vickie
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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… Read more »

Rodd
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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
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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
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Valerie

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

ConnieMac
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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
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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… Read more »

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you should put where you got this from

Christy
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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… Read more »

Sheri
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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.… Read more »

ethel
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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
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VICKI

I think it was some kind of mind altering drug.

Sand
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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
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Roberta Giordano

It is either Jerry or Faison !

RENEE'
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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… Read more »

Lisa
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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
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pumpkanpie

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

Lisa
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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
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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
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sherri

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

T
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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
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pumpkanpie

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

aria
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

steve
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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
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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.… Read more »

Junie
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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
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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
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missfixit

I agree he was hilarioius.

Angela
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Kate

Joe black

Laurie
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

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

Char
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Char

Unreal! The “real Luke likes Sonny – WTH?

janet
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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
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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
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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
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Robin Hemmerly

I think its someone else

Michael
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Michael

I thought this was brilliant and never saw it coming!

Doreen
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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
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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
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minerva

That was brilliant, completely unexpected!!!!

su0000
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su0000

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

Chantai
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Chantai

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

Brenda McCleary
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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
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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
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Cindy burns

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

Lin
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Lin

I don’t think it’s Luke

su0000
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su0000

yah!! and like his new hair!!

michael.guerrieri
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michael.guerrieri

its staverous casadine

Shay
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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)
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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… Read more »

pumpkanpie
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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)
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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
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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)
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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
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Erick

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

Shay
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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.
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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
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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.… Read more »

su0000
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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
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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… Read more »

Shay
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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… Read more »

suzi
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suzi

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

Kathy
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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
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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
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Kathy

I think it’s Jerry Jax

Patty
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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
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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
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jeannie

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

Mark
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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
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Charday

I hope Luke blows Sonny off the show permanently!

Julie
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Julie

Faison strikes Again!!!!!

steve
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steve

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

Shirley A Miller
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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… Read more »

Deborah
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Deborah

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

steve
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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”,… Read more »

rebecca1
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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
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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.… Read more »

aria
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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
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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
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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
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Darlene T szygiel

I think it is Faison…….just saying.

steve
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steve

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

Dan
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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… Read more »

Annalee
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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
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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… Read more »

Barb Harnedy
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Barb Harnedy

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

Sharon B.
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Sharon B.

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

Breaking News

DAYS and GH Director Joe Behar Passes Away at 94

Joseph Behar was heavyweight director in daytime drama having worked on both Days of our Lives and General Hospital and now comes word of his passing. Behar passed away on June 26th at the age of 94.

According to his obit, he died at his home in Manhattan Beach, California.

Joe spent the the bulk of his career directing Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.  He actually directed the pilot episode of General Hospital back in 1963, then came back the ABC daytime drama series 30 years later to direct it for more than 10 more years,.

Along the way, he won 5 Daytime Emmys for his work on GH, and had won six overall throughout his career. He continued directing until his retirement back in 2005.

Behar’s career started on the Ernie Kovacs Show and he also directed Let’s Make a Deal. and more.

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He is survived by his wife, Carolyn and his sons, Jeffrey, Steven and Greg Behar and his grandchildren, Alex, Mallory, Niko and Lydia.

Watch an interview with Joe via the TV Academy on his career including working with Frances Reid (Ex-Alice, DAYS), the pace of directing in daytime and more below.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Joe and his family in the comment section.

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart Releases His New Album ‘Clean Slate’

On Thursday, the highly-anticipated nine song set from General Hospital’s James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine) dropped  on Apple Music

The album entitled “Clean Slate” features the tracks: “Look Out Below”,  “My Funny Friend”, “Can U Feel Me?”, “World of Good”, “Don’t Tell Me”, “I Burn For You”, “Always Love You”, “Another Time”, and “My One and Only Love”.

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Fans of General Hospital, always love when James performs at the Nurses Ball’ but now here, Stuart delivers several original songs with his unique vocal style that make it unmistakable JPS.

Check out a preview of the album below.

Now, let us know if you will be adding “Clean Slate” to your playlists and more via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Austin Reveals His True Identity

Leave it to many GH fans who guessed right as to just who Roger Howarth’s new character of Austin will turn out to be!  On Tuesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, we learned the last name of the character who is related to the Quartermaine’s.

For weeks, Austin has seemed to be fixated on Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) and the Q’s and now with this cliffhanger of a reveal we know why.

At a key family business meeting at the Q’s, Scott (Kin Shriner) who now seems in cahoots with Austin for a piece of the Quartermaine pie, brings Austin to the gathering.

 

When Austin arrives, Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) looks none-to-pleased!  She clearly knows the guy.  When Michael struts up to Austin asking who he is and what is he doing here … Austin introduced himself as Austin Gaitlin-Holt.  Michael and everyone else look a bit perplexed as we fade to black.

However, GH history buffs know that Jimmy Lee Holt was the son of Edward Quartermaine and his mistress Beatrice LeSuer.  Jimmy Lee did some pretty reprehensible things while he was in Port Charles.  When he left he married Charity Gaitlin.  Upon the death of Edward Q. back in 2012, Jimmy Lee was left out of his inheritance.  Therein must lie some of the story…. and now Roger Howarth fans eagerly await to see how this new doctor in town and Quartermaine turns out to be.  Will he be a bad boy, or a misunderstood good guy?  We shall see.

So, what did you think of Austin being revealed to be Austin Gaitlin-Holt? Share your thoughts in the comment section, and also cast your vote in our poll on Roger’s new character below.

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