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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Tracy Tells Laura that Luke is “Gone”. What Will Her Next Sentence Be?

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Is Luke Spencer (Tony Geary) literally dead-dead? That’s the question on viewers minds after the shocking ending of Monday’s first episode of the new year of General Hospital.

In the key scene at the end of Monday’s show, Tracy, played by Jane Elliot, makes a surprise visit to Laura’s (Genie Francis) just as the clock is about to strike midnight on New Year’s Eve in Port Charles.

When Laura, who is with Kevin (Jon Lindstrom), opens the front door, she sees Tracy standing there.  An emotional Tracy tells Laura,”It’s Luke. He’s gone.”  Laura is gut-punched.  We fade to black.  The audience is stunned that, first, GH kept under wraps the return of Elliot, but second, that they truly would kill off the iconic character of Luke Spencer.

Since the airing of the episode, fans and viewers of the ABC soap, have been trying to figure out if this is a fake out, and Tracy will continue her explanation on tomorrow’s episode and reveal that, perhaps, Luke has disappeared?

Geary had previously made it clear he would not return to the GH.  So, could this be a story-driven point and the show is really saying buh-bye to Luke? Is this tied to what Victor Cassadine (Charles Shaughnessy) wants to get out of the mind of Drew Cain (Cameron Mathison), after Victor’s rather threatening and revealing conversation with Peter (Wes Ramsey), who has unfortunately awakened from his coma?  Stay tuned!

Now, weigh-in: what do you think Tracy’s next sentence will be to Laura? What do you think has happened to Luke? Share your theories via the comment section below.

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Satan
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Satan

If Frank & his pals are really stupid enough to think that killing off LUKE SPENCER – even in absentia – is a good move, then they have totally lost their damned minds, and are seriously trying to get this show canceled, and not even bother with the 60th anniversary. Did some moronic One Life to Live exile (most of his crew still are, last time I checked) come up with some master plan of “Hey, why don’t we kill off a major GH legacy character at the beginning of every month”. First Jason, then Luke… who’s it going to… Read more »

Daveinma
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Daveinma

What’s the point of keeping the character alive? Anthony Geary has done nothing but put his time with GH down and has indicated he most likely will not return so for storyline purposes this makes sense

moors60
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moors60

Hmmm…is Tony Geary coming back for awhile? It would make sense with the rumors of Helena returning and Victor targeting Laura. I was a Cassadine-Spencer feud after all. Lot more Spencers now, though, with Carly and her crew. Maybe we’ll finally found out what happened to Jake the four years she had him, too. SPOILER ALERT! I am SOOOO pissed off because Peter is not freaking DEAD!! I’ve got a funny feeling he’s going to get out of the hospital, kidnap Maxie and put her under a spell, all after he finds out about Bailey, taking her too of course.… Read more »

moors60
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moors60

Didn’t get first sentence in. Don’t believe gone is “gone”.

Satan
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Satan

Well.. today’s episode hasn’t aired in Hell yet, but of course “gone” is GONE, in this case. If Luke was merely off on one of his “walkabouts”, Tracy might have called Laura, during normal daylight hours, to see if she would have any clue where Luke might be. But if you fly halfway around the world to knock on somebody’s door at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Evil… well that’s only because you are there to deliver the sort of bad news that shouldn’t be said in a text, email, or even a phone call. And certainly Tracy… Read more »

Tabitha Quinones
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Tabitha Quinones

He will not return. He’s made that clear. He’s had numerous back surgeries and bc if they he’s done from acting and living in Amsterdam.

Carol
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Carol

There’s no one on canvas to mourn Luke other than Bobbie, who’s seldom on. So, what’s the point of killing him? Has to be something else.

Su000
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Su000

Nope– Luke is Not dead–
I’d be happy if he came back, but he won’t.
FV shat on him–
And– there is absolutely no reason to kill Luke, none at all. He no longer exists on GH- So why bother.
Whatever it most likely is an opening to a new story-
It probably has something to do with VC.

Steve
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Steve

Let’s get the facts correct… FV accommodated Geary’s vacation schedule and huge impact on the budget for years. TG has not had kind words about the show since his departure.

Agreed that it likely has to do with Victor.

Dan
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Dan

Killing an iconic character like Luke Spencer off screen would be incredibly lame, unless Tony Geary passed away in real life. So I have to imagine that there is more going on here. This has to be part of a bigger storyline. Even if Geary has no intentions of ever coming back, given what he has meant to the show, the character of Luke Spencer deserves better than a random mention when he’s been gone for 6 1/2 years. I’m not sure what the end game is, but there has to be something more than simply Luke died off camera.… Read more »

Marco
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Marco

Good riddance

Satan
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Satan

Hope you’re saying that about Frank Valentini. Because if they can fire his sidekick ReRon for botching the HELL out of Luke’s exit story, they can fire Frank for pulling this dragonshit. You can bet your soul on that.

You don’t sabotage the show by showing this kind of blatant disregard for THE central character of GH history. (apologies to Steve Hardy fans… I loved the guy, but let’s face it… his version of the show was about to be cancelled in 1978… and we all know why that did NOT happen)

Steve
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Steve

Luke is gone…
To the barber?
To a psychiatrist?
Off to remember he has children and grandkids?

Kudos to Jane Elliott for rocking her iconic 1980 upbraid hairstyle. Looks darn good at almost 75!

Aria
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Aria

I’m all in on her unbraided hairstyle it’s iconic. Jane rocks all hairstyles.

MJ100
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MJ100

February Sweeps, anyone?

Michael
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Michael

I don’t think AG would ever come back so they might as well.Let’s get a recast Lucky out of this (I don’t think JJ will ever come back full time). Any suggestions for a recast Lucky? I can think of Danny Boaz ex Chance Y&R–about same age and Lucky and Maxie may be good together.

Steve
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Steve

The way Frank normally operates, Josh Kelly (Cutter- OLTL) could be a recast Lucky.

Donny Boaz will likely not be back in daytime after his departure from Y&R.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Is anyone going to inform “Caroline” her Uncle Luke is dead?

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Good point, Violet. No doubt Luke’s “demise” will be Nina’s fault.

Satan
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Satan

I’m sure that will be Bobbie’s first stop…once she gets through the shock herself.

Of course Laura will probably tell Sonny. Maybe the one good thing that could come out of this stupidity is that they could console each other and get past this Nina idiocy. Ironically, Sonny was closer to Luke than Carly was, even though she’s his blood relative.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Violet, I’m probably gonna catch hell for this but I don’t like Tracy’s hairstyle. Not the silver/gray, that’s fine. But the style baffles me. Exactly WHAT era is that from? What do you think? That said, I love seeing magnificent Jane Elliot back. If only it were permanent.

Satan
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Satan

Actually, if you go back to Tracy’s first appearances in the late 1970s, her hair looked much like it does now (minus the gray, of course)

So maybe the throwback hairstyle is a “nod” to history, with all this talk of Luke & the old days (though she never had that hair when she & Luke were together, of course)

Steve
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Steve

It’s pretty close to the hairstyle she wore in the scenes where she withheld Edward’s heart medication.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Soaphound OMG, I was afraid to say the very same thing, and certainly not in my 89yrs. have I ever worn my hair in a braided bun . Maybe if it was an upsweep doo, sans that part, it would be so much prettier. Satan was so nice with his compliment yesterday, but what the hell does he know about women’s hair styles? Hope he doesn’t get me,ha. Yes, Love having her back.Hope she doesn’t cause too much trouble with the family. They’ve got enough going on right now. Oh, I love the Q’s new kitchen meeting area.Beats the formal… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

Is that new kitchen actually in the Q mansion, or is it in the gatehouse where Willow & Mikey are living? Because that does NOT look like a mansion sized kitchen. It’s smaller than Sonny’s kitchen, and while Sonny has a decent sized home, it’s presumably a lot smaller than the Q mansion is.

Timmm
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Timmm

Not sure but did you see that The Metro Court has a lobby now?

Satan
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Satan

Well they couldn’t use the swimming pool set in the middle of winter, so they had to replace it somehow, apparently.

Steve
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Steve

The MC has always had a lobby (actually pre-dates the restaurant). Nowadays, it usually only gets used around the time of the Nurses Ball. It’s shrunk in size over the years, but probably doesn’t get used much due to the amount of extras needed. After all these years, to show the “breakfast nook” at the Q mansion seems odd. Back in the day Cook would never allow anyone in there. If it was a full kitchen, they’d have to show Olivia’s infamous pizza oven. The Q mansion now has 3 recurring sets – the full living room/foyer combo, the den/patio… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Is that what that is, Timmm? It’s so dimly lit, I thought it might be a funeral parlor.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Timmm
And a Doorman too, wooo!

LincolnLog
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LincolnLog

These ladies can ACT!!!! Bravo!!!!

Carrie
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Carrie

Maybe Luke is still alive. Maybe F.V. heard the complaints about the show being too Corinthos and Peter focused. I loved the nod to Tracy’s original hairstyle. It also reminded me of Lila’s up-do a little bit. 🙂

moors60
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moors60

I don’t think he’s dead. The “authorities” identified his remains. This is GH — the show where two supposedly eminent doctors, Patrick and Robin, operated on a child they knew, Jake, declared him dead, and harvested his kidney for transplant to Joss (making Jake 4 years older than Joss), only for Jake to reappear 4 years later alive, with both kidneys, having been kidnapped by Helena, and now younger than Joss. If you’re going to kill off the main antagonist in the Cassadine/Spencer feud, why bother with renewing this storyline? Sure Laura’s here, but the rest of the Spencers in… Read more »

Kay
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Kay

I have a idea Frank could have recast Luke with his OLTL buddies Roger Or Michael !! How many characters have they played???

Satan
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Satan

Don’t even put that out in the universe! I’m only surprised they haven’t tried it already.

Timmm
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Timmm

This is stupid! Yes, main media will pick up on this story because of Luke and Laura’s wedding but what about us viewers who still watch the damn show! We don’t like it. We don’t like it when iconic characters with historical meaning are cut from the show. Remember killing off Alan Quartermaine? HORRIBLE decision. Luke was off screen for six years, his family has been through the ringer and he hasn’t resurfaced. Let him go. Maybe he will or would have returned for the right reason. He even said if the story was interesting, he might return. He did… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Hi, T—-Happy New Year.
I agree with you, but, Luke isn’t dead—what did Victor say? —-that Luke had been immobilized–or something to that effect? It’s always about those mysterious phone calls with no one on the other end.

Timmm
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Timmm

C, Happy New Years to you, as well. I know, its a soap, Lucas Lorenzo Spencer will arise from his “Ashes” and all will be well except, with his reunion with Laura, he will be shot in cold blood while in the arms of his one true love!

Satan
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Satan

“neutralized” was the word Shane… er.. Victor used. And that definitely is a word that is open to interpretation. It’s certainly possible that Luke & Jason could be locked up in the same dungeon right now.

The only thing I can say for certain is…. neither one of them are currently in Hell.

Celia
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Celia

Ok, then—-neutralized. And, I do like the idea that neither Luke nor Jason is currently with you. Not that I’m such a fan—-but because, for once let’s shut Carly’s mouth up once and for all. Has Sonny become such a wimp, he’s afraid of Carly? Well, not thst I blame him; she towers over him. I won’t even attempt to speculate where this is going. What’s the point? Jason will eventually resurface to claim the overly-used love of his life, Carly, the hypocrite. I could care less if Luke comes back. —-it is obvious that throwing his name around, must… Read more »

Jay Harris
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Jay Harris

I have watched since the Luke glory days. At this point, with the character being off the show for years, it’s not a devastating loss. They can always undo the death, as they have with numerous other characters, if Geary ever decides to make a return appearance.

Satan
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Satan

It actually IS a devastating loss… when you consider the fact that this regime has systematically tried to wipe the entire Spencer family out of existence, and it was the Spencers – primarily Luke at that point – which saved GH from cancellation in the late 70s. At this point, you have Elizabeth representing the Hardys & Webbers. Scotty (who just left the show again, apparently) being all that remains of the Baldwin family, and the Spencers have been taken out one by one. Then you have the Quartermaines, who lost one of their few remaining blood family members last… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

As for the Q mansion residents…

Monica is not a Q by blood, but it’s her house, Alan gave it to her (because he was an idiot).

Ned, Brooklyn, Drew, Michael and Wiley are Qs by blood. That leaves Olivia, Leo, Louise and Willow.

So, right now, the bloods beat the hangers-on.

Cindi Fuson
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Cindi Fuson

I wonder if they will bring “Luke” home to be buried in Port Charles—I am sick sick sick of Peter—–That story has run its time—–Just my thoughts —–Jay I used to watch it in the very early 80’s——

Celia
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Celia

Jane Elliot looks beautiful!! WOW!! Flawless skin, to boot. Love the gray hair and style on her. What spectacular scene(s) with all the female characters——upscale acting!! Brava, Genie. Brava, Jane. Brave, all the ladies!! Actually, the superlative adjective is apropos here—-Bravissime!! I can watch Genie and Jane perform and doing their “thing”, untiringly.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Love Jane, Celia, but just can’t get with the wrap-around bun thing. Reminds of a Princess Leia hair tribute that went terribly wrong. Sorry!

Celia
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Celia

LOL—you always manage to crack me up, Soaphound—–even at 2 AM—-
My great grandmother used to wear her hair that way—as most Norse elderly women of her time.
I guess that “do” brings back fond memories of my GG.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Celia, I forgot to tell you but if you ever get a chance, there’s a movie from 1971 or 72 called “One Is A Lonely Number”. Starred OLTL veteran Trish VanDevere, who was married to the legendary George C. Scott at that time. The best friend character is played by Jane Elliot, a pretty good part and she is SO BEAUTIFUL in it. It’s a small movie that turns up on TCM occasionally. Of course, she also has a small but fun role in “Baby Boom”, one of my favorite cheer up movies with the great Diane Keaton.

Celia
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Celia

I am familiar with the movie, Soaphound. My grandparents have a non-ending collection of movies, and “record albums” from the 60’s and 70’s , kept in a beautifully decorated theater-room ( from the era). My maternal grandmother was a “tame” flower child to boot. Woodstock and all. A veritable treasure trove in there!! I also watched another one of Jane’s movies “Change Of Habit”, with Elvis Presley, whom my grandmother still moons over even after death. –but, mostly, her first love was Jim Morrison. I thought that “One Is The Loneliest Number” (written by Harry Nilsson —made famous by Three… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Hello again, CeeCeeGirl!!!! A belated “Happy Birthday” to my fellow December-born gal!!! Time really got away from me last year, so despite my good intentions, I didn’t quite make it here during the holiday season to send you my usual greetings. At any rate, were you ever difficult to locate on this website!!! I didn’t want to travel clear back to our last correspondence, so I figured you would be around here somewhere…I actually scoured some select Days and Y&R threads first…Yet, in the end, it took a visit to our old stomping grounds, GH, to finally say, voila! But… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Is there a link between Peter’s recovery and Luke’s presumed death? Oh, Lord—Peter is like the Devil over in Salem—-never goes away–never dies. A permanent fixture? Why? Peter is not even a lkable character. He’s gross. Another boring plot.
I know there’s more to this stupid story. I can’t believe Mr. Sheffield could become such a baddie.

Satan
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Satan

Hey, I resent that comparison!

Celia
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Celia

Can’t say that I blame you, Satan. I pick you over Peter any day, any time.❤️

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Oh Celia, Peter has become the worst thing to happen to a soap character — he’s a joke. His threats and sneers are giggle inducing. When Britt lit into him today, I was hoping she’d grab one of those pillows and put US out of our collective misery.

Celia
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Celia

…….or superglue his lips and eyes shut, Soaphound.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Do you think he’s paying THEM to let him be on the show, because how could they ever keep someone on so long knowing everyone hates him so much?

Cathy
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Cathy

The Casado r story line is old, it’s been around since like and Laura’s wedding. Can’t the writers come up with another storyline as this one is getting old. With that said no one ever dies on a soap. Maybe like will come back k e day saying he was in a coma or something.

rose
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rose

I could care less about Luke. Never liked his character or Tracy’s for that matter. Even though it is kinda nice to see her back. And when was the last time anyone has mentioned him since he has been “gone” from GH anyway. They are using Luke and “gone” as a teaser for those who remembered or cared about him since they seem to have run out of good legacy storylines and are having trouble finding new ones. Maybe it’s because we don’t live in a legacy type world anymore. They just seem to depend on the crimelords and babies… Read more »

Su000
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Su000

Naaww– Luke is not dead–
He has zero to do GH for a very long time–
No reason to kill off a character that doesn’t exist on GH–
It’s nonsense–
It’s something to give Tracy a wee time back on GH- imo.
If they actually have killed Luke off then that is pitiful, indeed. Crazy stuff, for sure, sigh–

moors60
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moors60

Even though Luke hasn’t been on canvas, I think if the character was really dead, there would be loads of clip from the 80’s to emphasize his relationships with Laura, Bobbie, Robert, Anna, Mac and Felicia. I also think people mentioning how often he’s cheated death is an indicator he didn’t.

Steve
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Steve

Don’t think the character is dead either, but they would have to pay Geary if they used any flashbacks. Also, of those you mentioned, Mac is definitely not a fan of Luke (dates back to Luke’s [gross] flirtation with Felicia around 20 years ago.

Kevin McCarthy
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Kevin McCarthy

I LOVE that the writers went there! Killed off a character dear to many viewers’ hearts… but not near and dear. Last I’ve heard, the actor is retired and has no plans to return, and six years absent makes Luke ripe for this storyline while most viewers still can mourn his loss along with Port Charles. Such angst and pathos for them to play – just watching Laura, Tracy and Bobbie so far has been a cathartic treat. Perfect soap opera material in which to sink their acting chops! If Luke is dead, the GH world will continue turning, as… Read more »

Aris
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Aris

Ok let me start out by saying this is a soap and it’s GH, so I don’t think Luke is dead or Jason . Dead dead unless the actor himself is gone is different, with that said , Jackie zeman was great, and of course everyone else but Jane Elliot is something else. She’s so delicious whether she’s mourning for Luke or just being Her Tracy self with everyone else, her sharp tongue and sarcasm are unmatched she’s just so much fun to watch . Her scenes with Alexis, and Brooklyn have been fun to watch, I know she probably… Read more »

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FRIDAY: Luke Spencer’s Family and Friends Gather To Say Goodbye On General Hospital

On this Friday’s, January 21st episode of ABC’s General Hospital, look for Port Charles to bid farewell to the iconic character of Luke Spencer (Tony Geary).

In story, after his sudden passing, Luke’s loved ones gather – along with some surprise guests – to memorialize him at the Haunted Star, where things don’t go entirely as planned.  As the town says goodbye to Luke, an exciting new mystery unfolds.  Meanwhile, life continues to unravel for the rest of Port Charles as a beloved couple comes to a fork in the road of their relationship.

ABC released this new photo of those gathered to pay their respects to Luke including cast members: Kristina Wagner (Felicia), Finola Hughes (Anna), Donnell Turner (Curtis), Tristan Rogers (Robert), Dominic Zamprogna (Dante), Laura Wright (Carly), Maurice Benard (Sonny), Nicholas Alexander Chavez (Spencer), Marcus Coloma (Nikolas), Maura West (Ava), Jackie Zeman (Bobbie), Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis), Genie Francis (Laura) and Jane Elliot (Tracy).

 

Looking forward to this emotional episode of General Hospital? Share your thoughts on what you think will happen via the comment section below.

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In a harrowing account of coming down with Covid-19, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, who also has a recurring role on General Hospital as Brick, revealed his battle over the holidays that led to him being hospitalized because of the severity of his symptoms.

On Monday, Smith returned to his co-hosting gig on ESPN’s First Take and it was there he shared what happened during his breakthrough case of Covid.  Stephen had been fully vaccinated. Smith said that he had tested positive late in December and wound up in the hospital with pneumonia in both lungs over New Years.

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Stephen A. discussed the details, expressing:  “I had 103 degree fever every night. Woke up with chills and a pool of sweat. Headaches were massive. Coughing profusely. And it got to a point where right before New Year’s Eve, I was in the hospital into New Year’s Day. That’s how I brought in the New Year.”

He went on to say about contracting Covid-19: “For me personally, it hit me differently. (Doctors) told me, had I not been vaccinated, I wouldn’t be here. That’s how bad I was. I had pneumonia in both lungs. My liver was bad, and it ravaged me to the point where even now I have to monitor my volume, get to the gym every day … I’m still not 100% with my lungs, but I’m Covid negative … I’m on the road to recovery.”

On a happier note, Smith shared how glad he was to be back at work after testing negative: “I’m ecstatic to be back. I’ve missed being at work. I’ve used more sick days in the last month than I’ve used in my 28-year career in this business.  And I can’t tell you how lucky and sincerely blessed I am to be sitting here with you guys today because two-and-a-half, three weeks ago, I didn’t know if I was gonna make it.”

So, glad to know Stephen A. is on the mend from a very scary bout with Covid? Share your thoughts in the comment section

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GH’s Kristina Wagner On Felicia’s Concern Over Maxie’s Emotional State

While Maxie (Kirsten Storms) knows exactly where baby Louise is, not many other people know, especially her mother, Felicia (Kristina Wagner).

Now, with Kristina Wagner back on-contract at General Hospital, it opens up more angles to play in the ongoing saga of “What happened to Maxie and Peter’s (Wes Ramsey) Baby?”

GH viewers know that Louise is “Bailey” and being taken of by Brook Lynn Quartermaine (Amanda Setton).  However, according to the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, look for Felicia to be very worried over Maxie’s attitude toward finding her baby.

Wagner shared to SOD on Felicia: “She is absolutely concerned about Maxie. Why is she behaving this way? Is she traumatized to a point where she is not frantically looking for her baby?”

The actress goes on to say about her alter-ego: “Felicia thinks ‘What is wrong with you?  Your baby’s missing. Why are you not (falling apart)?’ And Maxie says, ‘I have to stay calm for my other children.’  She has a way of justifying it, but Felicia is questioning Maxie’s behavior.”

Look for Felicia to be more determined than ever to help find Maxie’s baby, which we know could spell trouble for everyone!

So, do you hope Felicia learns the truth about Louise, and helps Maxie with her cover-up? Or do you hope Felicia helps get the little one back in Maxie’s arms sooner than later? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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