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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Tracy Says Goodbye To Her Family & Leaves Port Charles! What Did You Think Of Jane Elliot's Final Episode?

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On Thursday’s episode of General Hospital, it was time for Tracy Quartermaine to make her exit from Port Charles, and for viewers to say their final goodbyes to Jane Elliot (Tracy), who has played the enduring character for decades.  As fans know by now, Jane has decided to retire from the series.

In her final episode, after Tracy reveals to her family and her close friends that she is leaving Port Charles to begin a new life, one by one everyone gets their moment with Jane for their last scenes with this one-of-a-kind actress.  In story, Tracy is going to sell the painting of her for millions of dollars to start a new adventure elsewhere, and feels she is leaving her family behind in a good place.

Tracy tells her son Dillon (Robert Palmer Watkins) he has the biggest heart of all the Quartermaines, she tells her son Ned (Wally Kurth) how proud she is of him, and asks Olivia (Lisa LoCicero)  to take care of him. Finn (Michael Easton) tells Tracy he has never had a friend like her in his life, and of course, Hayden (Rebecca Budig) and Tracy while contentious, show the love that they have for one another.  Tracy advises the duo to get it together and not to mess a good thing up.

Laura (Genie Francis) and Tracy share some tears when Tracy thanks Laura for helping her recover the painting and going with her to Turkey. In addition, Laura says in another life they could have been good friends.  

Lulu (Emme Rylan) tells Tracy that there is no question that she is her hero, after all, Tracy watched over Lulu and helped raise her while Laura was MIA and recovering in a sanitarium years ago. When saying goodbye to Michael (Chad Duell), Tracy assures him she knows by leaving ELQ with him that the company will succeed.  The highly-anticipated moment between Monica and Tracy featured Leslie Charleson and Jane Elliot in a heartfelt beat, when Monica says that they started off as feuding sister-in-laws all those years ago, but ultimately now she considers Tracy her sister.

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After her car is waiting and it’s time to leave, after one final goodbye, Tracy heads out the Q mansion front door, only seconds later to return for one more group hug with Dillon, Monica and Ned before departing.

We next find Tracy selling her painting in Europe for 60 million dollars.  After the transaction she heads out to get a cup of coffee.  Viewers are treated to a montage of Tracy scenes throughout the years including those with Tony Geary as Luke Spencer setting up the final moment of the episode.

Finally, when Tracy enters the coffee shop, who should be sitting there but Luke!  The two gaze at each other and we fade to black, begging the questions … was Luke the mystery buyer of the painting? Was this a chance encounter, or was he there to swoop Tracy away and a start a new life with her?

So, what did you think of Jane Elliot’s final episode? Did you reach for the hankies? Which moment was your favorite? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Michael T
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Michael T

Jane will be missed!

another note Tony Geary.. .. Sis this Hair is giving me flock of seagulls + George Washington

BeeJ
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BeeJ

Agree on BOTH counts!

Heather Piotrowski
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Heather Piotrowski

Jane Elliot, you WILL be missed!!!! ENJOY your Retirement!!! I think at the end of the show where Luke was there…I was surprised…& my first thought was that HE bought her painting… And, now, they’ll get together & ride in to the sunset… Bein Luke Retired several months ago… I LOVE YOU, BOTH!!!! LUKE AND TRACY!!!!!!!!

Shay
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Shay

And he ra-aa-an, he ran so far a-wa-ay-ay!!!!

Shay
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Shay

Couldn’t get away!

Qua
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Qua

Are you going to replay the last show Of Tracy’s ? I was leaving the hospital. and missed it. – Hope you do. Thanks

Debbie Quintero
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Debbie Quintero

I liked the last episode but I think she will return. Look how many times Luke and others has done this. I hope she does come back she has been a very good and consistent actress for many years. So take a long rest Jane Elliot but not too long.

dmr
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dmr

I haven’t watched it yet; but, I will this weekend. What a loss for us viewers, who have watched the show for decades and already love and miss the Quartermaine’s being the center of the show. I will miss Jane; but, I wish her a long and happy retirement. She is a force of nature (as an actress) and she has given us viewers so many laughs over the years. Thank you, Jane.
One thing, however…Tony’s hair…um…

BeeJ
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BeeJ

Yes, yes, YES!

Patricio
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Patricio

Great heartfelt post DMR

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

Jane Elliott is fantastic. But, this final episode was very mediocre writing IMO. For all of Jane Elliott’s time on GH, about half was spent with characters other than Tony Geary. But, guess who had the lion’s share of clip time with Tracy – Luke. Blah. I remember great exchanges that she had with Alan, Lila, Edward, Jimmy Lee Holt, Celia Q., Jason (the original), Skye, Skye’s mother, AJ & many others at the hospital. Where were those? Pretty sure GH can still show clips of AJ & Jason. I realize that some episodes may have been lost time. But,… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

Kansas,

They have to pay any actors who speak lines in a show — even flashbacks. On the courthouse episode, they limited non current cast scenes to Edward (DL), Lila, Alan, Luke and Jenny?!?! Unfortunately, FV does not have a good rapport with Sean Kanan or Steve Burton to inspire him to pay them for clips. And Jane’s last episode only featured characters who were on that day.

No payment is needed for still photos, so AJ, Jason and Edward (JI) were shown that way.

dmr
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dmr

One more thing, I forgot to add. I was born in 1980, so I was not around during the Luke and Laura era. I have watched quite a bit over YouTube, however, and I do see why they were so magical. However, because I wasn’t around for the “must see TV” back in the late 70’s-1980+, I was not a huge fan of the couple. I did watch when Luke and Laura came back in the ’90’s and I thought they were sort of boring. (My favorite couple was Sonny and Brenda in ’90’s). However, I always loved Luke and… Read more »

rose
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rose

dmr…Speaking of Brenda, Vanessa Marcill was a co-host on the Today Show this morning. She had lots of nice things to say about her time General Hospital, Maurice, Jax and that she would love to go back to GH. ABC, writers.. Hint, hint!

Steve
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Steve

The only reason to have Brenda back, would be to usher Sonny off the canvas.

Shay
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Shay

@Steve….From your lips to the “Soap God’s” ears!

Jake
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Jake

I enjoyed the last episode of Jane as Tracy. Would have liked more flashbacks from her 40 yrs as Tracy. The Tony Geary cameo…thought it was lackluster.

dmr
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dmr

I would have loved weeks full of flashback episodes rather than the onslaught of Samira.

Harry
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Harry

Whenever someone says,”Samira” I hear Sabrina, and then I hear the following lyrics to the tune of, “Tomato, Tomahto.” SOOO…….(singing) You say, Samira, I say Sabrina. Sabrina, Samira, Sabrina, Samira. Let’s call the whole thing off.
I couldn’t decide if Luke looked more like Herbie the dentist or Napoleon Dynamite’s girlfriend.
Goodbye Tracy, I will miss your complexity, your toughness,your humor, your intelligence and gritty honesty. You didn’t suffer fools gladly so why are you ending up with Luke?

Shay
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Shay

Hey, Harry!!!…At least Samira’s smarmy stay in Port Charles proved a blessedly brief blip on the GH radar screen, unlike that excruciatingly-extended “Sabstravaganza” of sugar-shock we suffered through for what seemed an infernal eternity!!! By the way, your “Herbie” reference was spot-on….I think it was the deep “sidepart” that clinched the uncanny resemblance. So, does that mean all this time Luke has been hiding out on the “Island of Misfit Toys?”

Shay
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Shay

@dmr…Those full-on flashback shows sound fabulous! Too bad they haven’t been rerun, or at the very least, put up on the ABC website as a special treat to longtime soap fans!

Shay
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Shay

Agreed, Jake….The GH video vaults hold a treasure trove of Tracy’s “greatest hits!” I would have loved to have seen far more of those fabulous flashbacks of forty years, too!…Simply including all the men from her past—instead of just “you know who” would have provided fine fodder for a full reel of romantic remembrances, not to mention her many moments of “Daddy dust-ups,” “Alan angst,” “Lila love,” and “Monica mayhem.” But I suppose we’ll just have to be content with those few precious clips to which we were treated….When all is said and done, Jane’s sentimental swansong salute still surpassed… Read more »

dmr
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dmr

I would have loved a week full of flashback episodes (well, more than a week)! Not sure if anyone remembers, but way back when, ABC did a week full of “Daytime Remembers,” classic, vintage flashback full episodes of their daytime line-up, with a different beloved actor introducing a different episode every day. I loved watching those old clips. Love flashbacks of both Edwards, love Alan, Monica, AJ, Monica, and of course, the beautiful and sweet Lila.

Timmm
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Timmm

It was great! My three favorite parts were:

1: Tracy walking back into the mansion and hugging Monica.

2: In the end, Tracy got a hell of a lot more than a jar of relish from Edward. Nice closure. 60 million dollars!

3: Luke waiting for Tracy. It was best that Tony didnt say a word. It was a great cliffhanger that they can revisit or never revisit and it would be just fine. Great job!

Carrie
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Carrie

Might have been funny if Tracy had said: “What’s with the stupid hair cut?” before it faded to black.

conniemac
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conniemac

omg, I would have fallen on the floor with laughter!

Celia
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Celia

Yes, my Timmmy….the last scene at the Q mansion moved me to tears; as Tracy rushes back inside to embrace Monica. As I said on another site, that was REAL . Love between two great friends; Leslie and Jane!!
Just one thing: what’s up with ‘Luke’s’ hair? It’s sooo snowy white…Ha!

Ray
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Ray

It reminded me of the “Golden Girls” finale. Dorothy did the same thing and told them all she treasured them. I kept waiting on Betty White to make a cameo. 🙂

Shay
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Shay

True that #3, Timmmbo! Besides, I don’t know what possible words could have sufficed to accompany that strangely-arresting Luke visual….My only sentiments were WHERE has he been and WHAT the heck has he been doing??? (Hairdressing school briefly came to mind, but upon second thought…um, NO!)

Patrick
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Patrick

looks like Anthony Geary is simply minding “his” sojourn … retirement skills with a laissez-faire adopted attitude… wacky tabaccy plus.

Sayonara, Luke

Patrick
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Patrick

I really like #3.

having “luke” back… didn’t answer for Ms. Tracy

was it that coy interlude.. that spelled it all

I will forever believe that they had the comedic timing down pat.. and it was genuine

however many times he played her… be it for money… his other escapades she let slide

I truly think she loved him.. and his energies that may have matched her own fantastical

but true love.. no

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Luke obviously bought the painting…til the very end the writers shamelessly had Tracy prop up two pointless characters like Finn and Hayden…however, it was sappy ok…wish the writers had Tracy auction off her painting at the nurses ball in a partially live telecast where fans could call in and bid on it…the story still could had Luke the bidder but the painting would had gone to a lucky fan who bid the most with the money going to a good cause at the same time!!!

rose
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rose

Jimh…What a great idea to have had Tracy auction the painting off at the Nurses Ball with Luke the bidder. Wish there was still time. And we still have last day of the week Friday, you never know.

Celia
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Celia

What a novel, altruistic idea, Jimmy. Kudos!!

dmr
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dmr

Jimh, I have said before, and will continue to say, that I do not understand why Hayden (Rebecca Budig) is constantly shoved down our throats. The character is boring and unlikeable, yet, she was a major fixture in the saving of the hospital and is Liz’s half sister. It’s stupid. You are right, Tracy’s exit storyline was used to prop up a very boring and unlikeable couple.

Lena
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Lena

Agreed with your comments about propping Finn and Hayden. Enough already.

Linda
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Linda

Oh yes the hankies were out. Jane is an exception actor and she will be sorely missing. It was great to watch her evolve in her character. God’s speed Jane, enjoy the next chapter of your life.

Joe
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Joe

Great ending…want a little more with some dialogue with her and Luke. But, the real mystery here is, what is up with Tony Geary’s hair??
Come on…you know you were thinking it 🙂

rose
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rose

I’m thinking it’s his Amsterdam look.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

That’s what I think, Rose. It was….ummm…”interesting.” But, funky!

Dan
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Dan

Exactly Rose, thank you! His Amsterdam look, that’s exactly what I said too. It was definitely a very European look. He’s apparently been doing some stage work over there, so for all we know, it could have been a hairstyle for a particular part he’s playing. I say god bless him, he’s clearly enjoying his retirement. More power to him, he certainly deserves it. I’m glad he came back to do the one scene for Jane’s farewell, and thought it was a very well written send off. No words were said, and none needed to be said. People insulting Tony… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

That’s putting it kindly, Rose!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hey Harry…I got something in my inbox to myself and Dan regarding Luke…didn’t make the cut but I was thinking it was from you!

And, I like man buns! Luke’s just a teensy bit off center. Side part? LOL…

I like Dan’s “man enjoying his retirement theory” Euro-style. To each his own….and why not?

Rhonda
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Rhonda

I think it was Geary’s anti Trump expression.
Trump has a horrid comb over which moves to the back of his head covering up his baldness while Geary’s comb over goes to the side.

Shay
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Shay

My honest first thought was….”transitioning?” (No offense meant to those who are….)

Charday
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Charday

Yes, Luke did look quite the woman with that hair-do. I liked the emotional moments between Tracy Q and the other Qs and other family/friends, but the motivation for the Tracy Q character leaving town was poorly written. I’m still hoping for a re-cast.

Gary
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Gary

Lady lady. My sweet lady.

Gary
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Gary

Into Helena Cassadine?

Shay
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Shay

You know what, Gary? Now that you mention it, that icy-cool “coiffure” did seem rather “Helena-esque” Or at the least, reminiscent of Veronica Lake!

Carrie
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Carrie

With Tracy and Luke having such a comedic relationship, I figured they would end the scene with one final laugh. I figured Tracy would rip his hair extension out or at least comment on his hair. Good grief that hair was strange even for Luke.

Harry
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Harry

Oh Good Lord, I just had a scary thought.
Do you think Luke wears a side man’s bun?
((shudder))

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Luke didn’t have any words so TG had to do something to steal the scene– LOL

Shay
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Shay

And so he did Mary SF! But not necessarily in a good way….Geez Louise! What happened? Me thinks that Faison must have shared the name of his hair stylist with Luke….

Gary
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Gary

In today’s episode, the part of Luke is being played by Lonnie Anderson.

Shay
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Shay

Thank you for that hilarious imagined visual, Harry! I’m still laughing…..

Dinah L Anderson
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Dinah L Anderson

Love it until I see Luke

dee
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dee

I REALLY hate to see Tracy leave………….I have grown to absolutely love her. I cryed thru the whole program.
On another note I do very much wish Jane a wonderful retirement!!! Thank you for doing what you did on General Hospital. It just won’t be the same but….you worked hard and it’s time for YOU!

Jay Trotter
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Jay Trotter

What a great emotional uplifting feelgood sendoff for Tracy! The final five episodes were all so touching and moving from the dream show to the last goodbye! I just loved those flashbacks in the final five minutes as well as that wonderful song playing in the background. I was happy and moved to tears by that group hug in her last moment at the mansion with the family. Aww! Tracy rushing back into the house to hug Monica with Ned and Dillon joining in was such a beautiful unforgettable image in Q history! I want to thank the entire production… Read more »

Tamara
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Tamara

So happy to see # Luke appear for her beginning. Jane Elliott a masterpiece I will miss thoroughly.

Amanda Gage
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Amanda Gage

Bravo ! Tears and laughter but exactly what I had hoped . Luke and Tracy ride off into the sunset. Jane thanks for years of entertainment you are a pro and we will miss you. Enjoy your retirement you earned it.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

So glad there were no words exchanged between Tracy and Luke. Hope it was a chance enounter and that Tracy will continue her self-realization/exploration of HERSELF and unshackle herself from her past and go forward with her new-found freedom. At least, that the way I choose to interpret the “leaving” of Tracy AND Jane. So much truer to the character of Tracy Quartermaine as she was presented for at least 35 years out of 40.

Dan
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Dan

Well said, Nancy! The cool thing is that that they left the ending open to interpretation from the viewers. We can create any kind of future in our minds that we want for the one and only Tracy Angelica Quartermaine. This wasn’t the end for her, it was the beginning of the next chapter. Whether that next chapter is with Luke, without Luke. single and on her own living her life, jet setting around the globe, that’s up to us to decide in our minds until the next time we see her again, and I hope that we do. Thanks… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

I love Luke and Tracy but if they never return, perfect! Their last scene was perfect!

dmr
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dmr

Honestly, I love that Tony Geary came back for a cameo, for his good friend and colleague, Jane Elliot. It was a sweet gesture and I think it was done perfectly (although, I haven’t watched the episode, yet, just reading the commentary above).

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I agree, dmr. It was a nice show of support as she took her final curtain. Although, I’m glad they left the window open so that perhaps, down the way, Tracy will at least pay a few visits.

Timmm
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Timmm

I bet you he ONLY did it for her and took scale. All reports are that he is content in Amsterdam.

Steve
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Steve

I agree Nancy, the silence between Tracy and Luke kept the emphasis on Jane and the magnitude of her departure. We are left with a mystery.

Overall, well done.

Shay
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Shay

Probably the only credible thing he could have said was “SPANKYBUNS!” But I’m just as pleased that he didn’t……

Timmm
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Timmm

No, it was done perfectly! If there would have been any dialogue then fans would have started speculating about either of their returns. They ended it perfectly.

Michael
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Michael

One of the best episodes I’ve seen in a long time and a fitting tribute for a legend!

Deb
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Deb

Perfect. It was beautiful.

fginaspy
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fginaspy

It was inferred that Luke bought the painting. Though, I don’t understand how he would even have the resources to make the purchase. I never cared for the character of Luke. I would have been happy not to see him. A note would have sufficed. I wish Jane Elliott a wonderful retirement. I will remember her most as GL’s Carrie Todd. It was GL that I tuned in most years. I can admit I started with OLTL and GH. I quit GH when Luke raped Laura. Thus I never saw Tracy’s introduction to GH.

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

fginaspy .. I was wondering the same thing – where would Luke get the resources to purchase the painting for $60 million? Was wondering if I missed something?

Steve
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Steve

Luke didn’t buy the painting. He just happened to be in the coffee shop.

Where would he get $60 million? He can’t even drop $30 for a decent haircut!

Shay
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Shay

I’m surmising he had a secret stash of “Fluke’s” ill-gotten gains at his disposal? Can anyone say “Swiss bank account?”

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

Good one Steve!! That is the worst haircut I have ever seen! 🙂

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

@Shay … Hmmm … I guess a secret stash is a possibility since he was married to Tracey for so many years…..

Dan
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Dan

I usually binge watch the entire week’s worth of GH on the weekend, but I’ve been keeping up this week because I wanted to see Jane’s exit when it aired. I thought it was pretty much perfectly written. Of course there are always little details we would have changed, but overall I have no complaints. The tears were definitely flowing, especially when she walked out the door and then came back for a final hug with Monica, Ned and Dillon. And then the final scene, everyone has their opinions on Luke and Tracy. I was and still am a huge… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

You made me think, Dan, regarding Tony’s hair. While I admit I kinda yelped a bit out loud when I saw the funky do (and I’m all for funk!)…it still kind of threw me. But I like the way you put it, “man that has fully embraced his retirement.” Great sentiment.

Dan
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Dan

Hey Rebecca, I’m not gonna lie, Tony’s hair startled me a bit at first too, because I’m so used to seeing him with the short hair he had for the past 20 years, lol. That hairstyle was kind of what you would call a European style. So I took it as Tony is enjoying his retirement in Amsterdam, fully embracing the culture, fully embracing his new life, they called him to do the guest appearance for Jane, which I’m sure he was glad to do, he came in, shot the one scene, where he didn’t even have to say any… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

LOL…I think most of us got a tad jolted. He certainly made a statement, without uttering a word! 😉

Magneto
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Magneto

It was good. Could have been better. I’m just going to miss Jane. I’ve watched her work for years. Having worked with her over on The City, I became an instant fan! Her acting style left me in awe! Best to her in retirement and I hope she pops back into GH on occasion for those special anniversary episodes.

su0000
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su0000

Anyone notice;
Luke, that was an old clip of him sitting in a cafe, yes.
If not Tony had work done because he looked quite young, with hair and not a wrinkle lol.
That was not the now 70 something Tony.

Tracy’s goodbye was nice revolving around her loved ones/family.
Their last meal– Pizza!
I will truly miss the lady, I really will miss Jane/Tracy.

Monica will be the next to go. Monica without Tracy, well………………………..

rebecca1
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rebecca1

That was him now, su. There’s a pic of him at her goodbye gathering. Same hair! And, lol, he never sported that do in years past.

gh'er
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gh'er

I saw that picture too. It was Jane, Tony (and his hair), and Frank.

BeeJ
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BeeJ

Sad to see her go; but I understand wanting to retire. Sometimes the story lines with the “youngsters” are not as engaging. Bobbie, you can go away again…! AND, I still think that Morgan will be back somehow, shades of Jason…!

Maggie
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Maggie

I will miss Jane Elliot and her character Tracy Quartermaine. I wish all the best for Ms Elliot in her new life. I felt that the last episode with her was well done. I may be one of the few who hope that if the characters of Tracy and/or Luke are mentioned in the future they are NOT together. He was the love of her life when she was constantly seeking validation and not being true to herself. Now that Tracy has self-esteem and is planning on being true to herself, I feel she would recognize very shortly that Luke… Read more »

Deelo
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Deelo

could have done without the Semera storyline – if they were going to bring up an horrendous crime like child trafficking they should have had Tracy use some of the $$ to help stop it – an important subject was used for a storyline when it could have been used for education — shame on the writers for this one. Her farewells were well acted and with class and having Luke sitting there, priceless. A wonderful actor has left GH, never to be duplicated.

Aria
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Aria

I’m sure some fans will be playing Monday night quoterback and giving their Siskel and ebert critique, all I have to say is that I was fine with it, sure I would of love more flashback scenes but then maybe then I would of said to many flashback scenes so that’s how that goes, one highlight was Ned changing his name from Ashton to quatemaine that was a very pleasant surprise, also of note it’s sad that we won’t get to witness what would’ve been one of the coolest pairing with Laura and Tracy, that would’ve been greet to see… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Agree with “coolest pairing” of Laura and Tracy–much too short-lived.

Shay
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Shay

Yes, amen to that, Aria and Nancy! Love the idea about Anna and Laura as the next female “dynamic duo” of GH! Two fantastic legacy characters played by equally amazing ladies! You go, Girls!

Nik
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Nik

I will miss Ms. Eliot, a grand dame! At least they left it open in case she was to return. Great seeing Luke!

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

I have enjoyed Jane Elliot in daytime and nighttime TV and films for years. I stopped watching GH in 2005; but, had watch her farewell as Tracy Quartermaine. As always, Ms. Elliot knocked it out of the park. I was doing okay until Tracy started explaining her reason for calling everyone together for the brunch. The water works really flowed during her private farewell to Monica and Ned. By the time she rushed back inside to hug Monica, Ned and Dillion, I was a mess. Thank you Jane Elliot for all the drama, suspense, frustration and laughter you have given… Read more »

Tivette
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Tivette

Bravo dear Jane Elliott and wishing you a fabulous retirement! Loved the last hug with your family, especially loved the “defending your life” scenes earlier in the week so crucial to her deep change of heart & del-acceptance, and finally, I like imagining Jane smiling at Tony, then going to sit at her own table to enjoy a coffee by herself!

Tivette
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Tivette

Self-acceptance (correction).

rose
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rose

Not such a bad send off for both Jane and Tracy, imo. She finally found out which values were important to her and acted on them. Maybe a lesson for us all, and not just because were are leaving or retiring. Even if she had to deal with Samira to get there. I could even manage the brief appearances of Tony/Luke, and his probable Amsterdam hair one last time. The ot cap it off on Thursday with one of the most important things…family. Seems legacy families (and especially the original actors), with all their warts, and ups and downs are… Read more »

Nicki
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Nicki

That reminds me- where is Leslie Webber? I have not seen her on in the longest time and I remember when dear Monica was sleeping with Rick and wasn’t she with Alan at the same time?

JasonLovesGH
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JasonLovesGH

Gloria Monty had her killed her off in a car accident after Denise Alexander requested to work fewer days per week (just one less!). I consider it one of the worst decisions that Ms Monty ever made. But of course she hadn’t really died. She returned for the 50th anniversary in 2013. I want to see her more!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

.”the Q’s have risen from the ashes with Ned’s (ASHton’s) announcement to change his name to Quartermaine.” ASHton… unintentional… but his last name fits perfectly with your descriptive; if only the writers had known years ago when they gave him that name how apropro/symboic it would have been…

rose
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rose

Rebecca…Clever girl!!!

rose
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rose

Rebecca, et all…Just an FYI…I’ve been watching The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. It’a running on Hulu. Think you would find it interesting.

Shay
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Shay

Or conversely, some may prefer Hulu’s “Harlots!” It’s a tawdry tale about the brothel biz in Georgian England and features Downton Abbey’s Jessica Brown Findlay as the top tart—My how the mighty have fallen, from an Earl’s daughter to a courtesan for cash in one-fell miniseries swoop!—but I digress. Merely from an historical standpoint, this show really is a fascinating frolic into the underbelly of a long-lost society….however, it is not for the faint-of-heart! Besides featuring seemingly endless bouts of amoral “amorous activities,” this program also provides ongoing oglings of over-the-hill harridans serving up their careworn wares on the fashion-of-the-time… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Check out Showtime’s “Billions” Rose. It’s brilliant! Just binged the first two seasons and can’t wait for season three. Damien Lewis and Paul Giamotti…spectacular actors perfectly cast (and a perfect cast that are also spectacular!)

Shay
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Shay

I don’t know, Rose….for me, an Ashton by any other name is still an Ashton!!!!

rose
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rose

Shay…Just hoping he’s for real as a Quartermaine. On the other hand, the Q’s have pulled some beaut’s of their own off in the past that weren’t much better than “Lord” Ashton. Bottom line, whether he’s legally a Q or A , Ned’s still part of the Q family one way or another. Just hope the writers see it that way.

Timmm
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Timmm

Rose, to me, Michael will NEVER be a Q since he reconciled with Sonny after he killed AJ!

rose
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rose

Timmm…Good point. This has always bothered me, too, as well as giving baby AJ/Avery back to Sonny.

Jake
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Jake

Ugh, Michael giving Avery back to Sonny got me to quit this show until the Nora/OLTL appearance and now Jane’s exit. The show is much better now than it was in 2015 and I’m semi-hooked again.. we’ll see. I’ve just finished catching up to Jane’s exit and will power through the Nurse’s Ball. The Anna/Chimera story has me interested.. so I might stick around. 🙂

Shay
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Shay

True enough, Rose. I simply couldn’t resist putting a “Shakespearean spin” on my take, especially given your own all-too-apropos name! Honestly, I’ve never been a “TeamNed” person….he’s just not my cup of tea, but neither are the rest of the remaining Quartermaines…I really had high hopes that when Billy Miller’s Jason materialized, he would be more in the mode of a Q than be reprising his all-too-familiar function as Sonny’s go-to-guy, but alas, those wishes were dashed with his lukewarm version of “Stone Cold Morgan.” Quite frankly, in my mind, AJ was and always will be the only genuine heir… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Great episode. Nice to see the Quartermaine house full again though I would have loved tif they included Alice. She played such a large role in her small part at the Q home. I’m in the camp that would have liked to have seen the entire episode devoted to Tracy’s departure, with more flashbacks, etc. but it still moved me to tears. With each character that leaves they take a piece of GH history with them. Will miss you, Tracy Quartermaine! Fierce character who brought so much personality and emotions to her story. Jane managed to evoke the viewer’s empathy… Read more »

dmr
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dmr

Oh, Alice, YES, instead of trying to prop up Finn and Hayden, UGH! Alice would have been a perfect caveat to add to Jane’s farewell episode!

Shay
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Shay

Yes, dmr…Alice’s long-unexplained absence is but another stain left upon the rich tapestry of GH legacy characters gone missing without proper explanation…Given her status as a fan favorite, she could have at the very least been mentioned at some point if an appearance were truly not possible….How about she’s been successfully touring on the pro-wrestling circuit as “The Dominator?” Works for me!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

@dmr…I really miss Alice. She was such a fun character and that house needs some fun! They should be able to have her appear now and then for continuity and to get a sense of the Q dynamic again. It’s going to be a challenge to get the family back since there’ so little of them left. I’m still hoping for another AJ resurrection!

AliGal
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AliGal

Disappointed on both counts—-that Jane is leaving GH, although I wish her a happy and well-deserved retirement—but even more ticked off with the pitiful Luke cameo. Don’t even have him for anything, if that’s the best you can do.

Charday
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Charday

Anyone know why Hugo Napier did not return as Larry Ashton for the Tracy Q going-away episodes? He was missed.

Shay
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Shay

Well, Charday, I know in the past it was explained that Hugo now runs a very successful business and is basically done with acting save for those few appearances he previously made in Port Charles. Perhaps he was simply too busy to reprise his role as the loutish “Not-a-Lord Larry.” Or else, GH wasn’t willing to cough up enough cash to make it worth his while….

Charday
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Charday

Hi. Thanks for the replies. I didn’t know his backstory. Still, the original Lord Ashton was missed.

Steve
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Steve

There was never ANY mention of it by GH brass or in the soap press/blog. Hugo Napier runs his own business overseas, but came back the last few times FV asked him. Maybe Frank told him how they were permanently going to ruin his character, lol.

Hope Hugo and Bergen Williams (Alice) are doing well. Both were missed in the last month.

Shay
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Shay

You’re welcome, Charday! And yes, the “original recipe” Larry Ashton was indeed missed!

Shay
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Shay

Jane Eliot proved herself the consummate professional right up to the last….Her exquisite style of presentation was never prone to overacting or histrionics—she was simply pure talent and class personified. Her departure as the incomparable Tracy Q hit all the right notes! Kudos to the writers for FINALLY paying tribute to and incorporating the rich history of the Quartermaine clan into this memorable farewell for an unforgettable character. Au revoir, Tracy Angelica Quartermaine….you shall be missed!!!!!

Evelyn
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Evelyn

I thought it was excellent. Choked up, seriously. Luke was perfect ending. Thank you.

cincydewdd
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cincydewdd

I echo so many of the comments on how moving and heartfelt the episode was – the part at the Quartermaine mansion. However, I completely disagree with the need for Tony Geary and his fright wig being a part of Tracy’s farewell. In my humble opinion, Tracy is standing on her own for the first time. She is no longer seeking Edward’s love and approval and being used by and/or flocking to the first available guy. Everything was perfect until…wait for it…there’s Luke, the first available guy. Come on now! I want Tracy to go be happy as an independent… Read more »

Gary
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Gary

Yes, yes yes.

Shay
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Shay

I’d like to think our independent woman, Tracy, picked up the tab for Luke’s “cuppa,” and perhaps, even threw in a free month’s supply of “space cakes” before going it alone on her own merry way…..

Timmm
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Timmm

Jane and Tony are good friends and he appeared ONLY because of that!

Shay
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Shay

Understood, Timmmbo, and sobeit, but many our comments are separating the man from the character….we simply don’t care to envision Tracy ending up with Luke, regardless of Jane’s fond friendship with Tony! Two totally different and unrelated propositions there, which is why that highly ambiguous ending was probably the best solution for all involved!

Qua
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Qua

Hope to see sonny and carlee back together. , get rid of brad! ! he stinks!! Dr. Finn and Hayden are also terrible… .. lose them !!bring Jerry jacks and Carlee ‘s Jacks back!!

k/kay
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k/kay

Hmm I wonder if they had aired this episode with Geary’s hairdo before the Emmys if they would have still won the Emmy for best hair?

Shay
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Shay

They might have won an award for “special effects,” k/kay!!!!!

k/kay
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k/kay

Still trying to figure out what he was doing but that’s ok let it roll baby roll! Every day now over at the stables riding horses and loving it! Decided it was time to do something for Kay and turn the channel off I have expired the due date on all the soaps wish them well but weary of the same old same old, I truly hope some day they will get their shit together but doubt it

dmr
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dmr

k/kay, hahahahahahahahaha!!! SO funny!

Shay
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Shay

Totally agree with your “assessment,” k/kay, even if I wouldn’t put it quite in the same forthright manner as your refreshingly unvarnished version! But that’s what I’ve always appreciated about you, dear lady, you do speak your mind and unapologetically so! Glad to know that your equine friends have provided you an idyllic escape from life’s dramas…both real and fictional! Take care…and don’t be a stranger!

su0000
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su0000

ok–
taking into consideration who the writers are they did give Jane a decent send off..

As for me.
I wanted Luke to come and take Tracy on a great adventure a journey into the unknown, together.
Tracy would have loved that to happen.

Marie
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Marie

Luke should have dumped Tracy and went back to Laura.

Timmm
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Timmm

Yeah, Laura is such a ball of fun these days!

Shay
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Shay

At this point, I would have rather seen BOTH Laura and Tracy kick that irredeemable reprobate to the curb…he ain’t worth the trouble for either of these fine ladies!!!

Steve
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Steve

When Laura has a fine gentleman like Kevin, why would she take that loser back?

The non-spoken ending was perfect (regardless of the hair) as it let fans who liked the Luke/Tracy pairing imagine an adventure and those who didn’t imagine Tracy exercising her independence and head on her way.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I agree. It was also well done in the sense Laura wasn’t in the scene when their eyes met. When I heard Luke was coming back I wasn’t sure if he literally would be back in Port Charles to leave with her, etc. And since Laura was so present in the last couple of weeks in Tracy’s story, that would have been really upsetting the apple cart (LOL, don’t know where that came from. Never used that expression before!) for Luke and Laura fans if they left together in her presence (even though we know both had moved on years… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

@ rebecca1 Should JL be on contract, yes! And a double yes to WK. Given the tight budgets, FV does a decent job of working the vets into meaningful storylines. I’ve noticed they tend to go in spurts with the recurring characters. Last year, for the CI adventure, Kevin was on a lot. Then we saw Bobbie weekly during the Nell fiasco. Due to JE’s departure, Monica and Ned were on more last month than they’d been in 10 years! Of course we could’ve done without a couple of days of Samira or imitation Ashton. Now that GF is done… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Agree again, Steve. If you read my posts you probably know I, too, love Wally Kurth. As for Mac, I mentioned him on the thread regarding Tracy’s “courtroom” revelation scene. Mac should have been the cop (or the Judge) in that sequence. Horrible that they tossed John York to the side. He was a beloved character (and one of the few really honest/honorable characters) on the canvas.

Marie
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Marie

Luke has always been a responsible family man. Any girl would feel lucky to have him! LOL.

Carolyn J. Gagliarducci
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Carolyn J. Gagliarducci

I thought the final episode with Tracey was wonderful.

Chris
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Chris

I’m having a very difficult time getting past Luke /Anthony ‘s ridulous hair

Jake
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Jake

Just finished watching the Tracy exit episodes – good stuff. But as much as I liked the Luke sighting, wished she’d been able to go off into the sunset as her own woman without having to validate it with the presence of Luke.

One small beef – so tired of this show taking every opportunity to trash AJ. Don’t know what Sean Kanan did to these people behind the scenes but geez, whatever it was, they really need to get over it.

General Hospital

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Port Charles Learns a Bomb Caused the Explosion as Lives are Forever Changed

This week’s General Hospital has reminded us all of why we love daytime drama and why GH possesses some of the finest performers in the genre.

Wednesday’s episode featured several emotionally-charged and gut-wrenching moments as loved ones find out the fate of several people in crisis, or have to deliver terrible news in the wake of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib, which already had taken the lives of Dev (Ashton Arbab) and Dustin (Mark Lawson).

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As we begin, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) has a passed-out Lulu (Emme Rylan) in his arms and brings her to Portia (Brook Kerr), who sends her for tests.  And in true soap opera fashion, just as Lulu was presumably going to tell Dane she still loved him and wanted him back (following Dustin’s death) … he never heard what she had to say.

 

Laura (Genie Francis) fills in Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) that Dev did not make it, and then Liz decides to tell her son, Cameron (William Lipton) the heartbreaking news while he is recovering from his injuries.  When she does, Cam is overcome and devastated as his mother holds him in her arms.  Meanwhile, Carly (Laura Wright) is filling-in Trina (Sydney Mikayla) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) about Dev’s untimely death.

Later, with Laura present, Portia tells Lulu’s loved ones that she has a cerebral contusion, and that there is a a traumatic brain injury which has caused swelling on the brain.  Laura and Dante look on devastated.  Portia then says they have already rushed Lulu to urgent surgery.

Julian (William deVry) is with Ava (Maura West) at Wyndemere.  She is attempting to hide him there, while he figures out his next step after planting the bomb.  However, Jason (Steve Burton) shows up looking for Julian now that Sonny found out that a bomb caused the explosion that ravaged the Floating Rib.  From that point on calls are made to ensure Sonny’s family is protected as a mob war is about to go down. Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Jason believe all roads lead back to Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober).

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Jason leaves Wyndemere before spotting Julian; leaving a distraught Ava to come down hard on her brother … he has two choices…  leave Port Charles, which she will help him do, or stay, and if he stays, she will not help him or be a part of his life.  While they are discussing his next move, they learn Lulu is now in critical condition from the bomb.  Ava tells Julian in no uncertain terms that everything he has done has come with a cost.  Jason shows up at the Corinthos home where Sam (Kelly Monaco), who is not happy about any of this, finds out along with Carl,y that Jason believes he was the target at the Floating Rib.

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As Liz is struggling to hold it together with Franco (Roger Howath) having brain surgery, she speaks with Scott (Kin Shriner), who did not know of his son’s tumor.  She shares with Franco’s dad that Franco is worried he will wake up a very different person.  Liz is told Franco is out of surgery, and is in tears over his hospital bed.  She prays he will be alright and Franco wakes up!

Portia tells Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), Laura, and Dante that Lulu is out of surgery but in a coma, which Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) points out is normal in these situations. Dante goes to sit by Lulu’s bedside and begs her to wake up.

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Then, in devastating news for Laura, Lucas (Matt Trudeau) gives her the real 411 on Lulu.  He tells Laura that Lulu’s brain started swelling the minute she hit her head at the Floating Rib, and that her injury got worse the longer she was not checked out.  Laura achingly realizes Lulu was so worried about Dustin that she never was immediately checked out for head trauma.  Lucas lets Laura know that Lulu’s recovery could take a very long time, if she recovers at all.

Heart-tugging performances throughout the stellar episode were given by: Dominic Zamprogna, Genie Francis, William Lipton, Rebecca Herbst, and Maura West in very intense and dramatic scenes.

So, what have you thought of this week’s episodes of GH? The fate of Lulu? The performances from yesterday’s airshow? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Ashton Arbab Says Farewell To General Hospital: “It Was Such An Honor To Have Worked Alongside Of Such Talented Actors”

Yesterday, viewers of General Hospitals witnessed that as a result of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib; it meant the end of the road for a couple of characters.  One of those was Dev, and thus ends Ashton Arbab’s over two-year run in the role.

In key scenes, Dev dies in the ambulance ride to the hospital and thanks Sonny (Maurice Benard) for making him a part of the family and tells Sonny to tell Josslyn (Eden McCoy) that he is sorry.  Will Sonny recall what Dev said and pass that on to Joss? Will anyone figure out Dev’s duplicity in keeping Joss and Cameron (William Burton) apart? Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, Ashton took to Twitter on Tuesday and shared these words of praise and ‘thank you’ for his time on the ABC daytime drama series.

 

Arbab expressed: “I am forever grateful to Producer Frank Valentini and Mark Teschner (casting director, GH) for this amazing opportunity. It was such an honor to have worked along side of such talented actors and I’m beyond blessed for your friendship. Most of all thank you General Hospital fans.”

So, what did you think of Dev being killed-off? Will you miss Ashton? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.


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Mark Lawson Shares Heartfelt Sentiments As He Exits General Hospital

General Hospital fans knew Monday’s episode would bring with it who might have survived the explosion at the Floating Rib, and who might still be in peril or who did not make out.

This afternoon as viewers were learning the fate of several characters including Dustin, who was proposing to Lulu (Emme Rylan) as the bomb went off, his portrayer, Mark Lawson took to his Instagram to announce his exit from the series.

Mark expressed: “Actors know this moment is bittersweet.  Job well done, but leaving a set full of like-minded, inspired people. Playing Dustin was a joy. Every day on set was a gift, as were: Emme Rylan, Kirsten Storms, Brian Lane, Dominic Zamprogna, Lisa LoCicero, Maurice Benard, Bradford Anderson (And others that don’t have social media!) Thank you General Hospital. Honored to be part of television history not only on this show, but to be among the first actors back to work in town post-Covid. The set always felt safe, and I was proud to be in front of the camera in such a strange time  Thank you for everything.  Stay soapy.”

Check out Mark’s post below.

So, are you sad that Dustin is no longer on the canvas in Port Charles? Will you miss Mark in the role? Comment below.

 

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