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Genie Francis and Husband Jonathan Frakes On Home & Family Tomorrow!

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Missing Genie Francis on your daytime screens?  Well, while she won’t be returning to General Hospital or The Young and the Restless for that matter prior to Christmas (that we know of!), the Daytime Emmy winning soap icon will be appearing on the Hallmark Channel hit morning series, Home & Family (10AMET/9AMPT) tomorrow on Tuesday, December 16th.

However, this time Genie won’t be going solo, she will be bringing along her husband actor/director/producer Jonathan Frakes in this holiday flavored episode with hosts Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare.

Jonathan tweeted today: “I am appearing w my beautiful wife @GenieFrancis on @HomeandFamilyTV tomorrow AM. Tune in!!!”

So, is it time for Genie as Laura to come home to GH?  Or, is it time for Cane’s (Daniel Goddard) mom Genevieve to stop in to Genoa City? Or, are things better left alone?  Will you be checking out Genie and Jonathan on Home & Family? Comment below!

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k/kay
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k/kay

Lovely photo of Genie & Jonathan! She won’t be back to Y&R as long as JFP is running the show for whatever reason she has an ax to grind with Genie and I now believe she won’t be back to GH because of Tony Geary no slam to the man but he does not want that chapter ever visited again. I do miss her tremendously she was a lovely person and God bless her she never had to chew the scenery to get her point across. Miss you Genie! 🙂

Harry
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Harry

Oh Kay. Okay, I agree with you. Yes, I too adore Tony Geary but he sometimes is too much of a diva.
I know he was the powerhouse of talent which generated the Luke and Laura phenomenon of the 80’s. But she was that flame which ignited that pyromania.
Like you, Kay, I feel her talent was subtle and yes, she didn’t have to hit you over the head to convey an emotion like most of the GH actresses seem to do today.

Timmm
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Timmm

Luke and Laura was all about young love and their journey as kids. They are not young anymore. Luke is still interesting, Laura is not.. That simple.

Harry
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Harry

Timm, as she has been written, Laura is not interesting.
Genie has the capability to play an interesting and complex character.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Harry…I’m sorry but I think that Anthony Geary is W-A-Y TOO MUCH of a SPOILED MALE D-I-V-A!!!!! No thanks!!!!! Pass.

Happy Holidays, Harry. Peace.

dg
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dg

Genie showed that she can play a much more complex character than Laura when she played Genevieve on YR. Genie is an outstanding actress and just as talented and interesting ( if not more) than Tony Geary. The bottom line is that fans want to chain her down to the role of Laura. Laura is simply a wife and mother who loves Luke outside of all the grand 80s adventures. And that simply is boring. Its not Genie’s fault. It would be great for Genie to move on with her career into a new chapter, But rabid fans want to… Read more »

Karen
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Karen

Have been a loyal GH fan for 34 years but it’s just been boring and especially tired of the convoluted story lines surrounding Anthony Geary in order to accommodate his long absences. Have shifted interest to Y & R so bring Genie back to Y & R – she was fab during her stint on Y & R. GH could do a story line with Genie w/o any involvement with Geary – she does have children and other family still on the show after all – she doesn’t need Geary to be a whole woman! Too bad GH lost JFP… Read more »

dg
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dg

Karen its great to find a long time GH fan who appreciated Genie’s work on YR! I watched GH starting in 1969 when I was only 5 years old. I remember Genie’s first day as the aged Laura. I loved her because she was paired with my beloved Denise Alexander( Lesley) . I grew up watching her as Laura. But she blew my socks off as Genevieve. I really hate the fact that JFP and the network didnt appreciate Genie’s work. That character was everything Laura was not! She was unpredictable, unbalanced, dangerous, powerful and unforgettable! Genie’s emotional range playing… Read more »

PV Jr.
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PV Jr.

“Laura” has been ruined on GH. Every time they promise some great story line for her and then it falls flat.

I would rather see her come back to Y&R, but the cast is bursting at the seams.

Ces
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Ces

Genie should definitely return to GH!! She, better than anyone would know who the real Luke is! There is no way Fluke could put a fast one over Laura! Not the way Luke looks into Laura’s eyes – no way! Come back Genie!

Elite Advisors
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Elite Advisors

HE wants nothing to do with that kind of a reunion and since he has been loyal to Gh for decades, what he wants he will get…terrific actor but to be honest, I find it selfish that he will not allow us to have the happy ending we all want. He has made that quite clear and GH listens.

Ces
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Ces

that’s too bad and yes, selfish – maybe when he finally says goodbye to GH, he will go off with Laura.. I just don’t believe the Tracy/Luke pairing at all. She’s too old for him.

Timmm
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Timmm

Life doesnt always end happy and Anthony also said he wants Luke to die and that would bring Genie back to reflect, mourn and move on. Thats life.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

I would just as soon see Laura come back with a charming and handsome Parisian doctor or her arms than to go after Luke again. There is nothing appealing about the man, nothing appealing about him filching off Tracy for her pleasure of carping at him all the time. (Talk about doing the same thing over and over again when the ship has long sailed…)

Joyce Seefried
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Joyce Seefried

It’s ironic that most of Geary’s truly outstanding scenes were with Genie–even after the big return. I remember when she visited him in his apartment and they had decied to divorce. They were both great! Most ofGeary’s scenes since then have been ego drama. I’ll never forget his “dying” and singing MY Way–Wow, talk about revealing scene! ABC needs to cut the cord!

Trammell
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Trammell

I love Genie, I love Laura! Hey, I’m OK with her and Luke not being a couple, they still have so many over-arching interests and motivations that it’s not — or shouldn’t be — an issue! Been watching GH since Cassadine Island back in what, 1980-81? I was like 10 or 11 years old when I started. I HATE what they have done to Laura’s story and character, and Guza / JFP completely screwed her (and Genie too) — Geary hasn’t exactly helped, either. I want her back, SO much story to tell — Cartini are the right ones to… Read more »

randy
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randy

unfortunately general hospital has no idea what to do with genie when they have her,,,but hey lets have tony geary play doubles,,,genis needs to leave daytime behind her,,,move on to other projects and dont look back,,she has never been shown the respect she deserves

dg
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dg

Thank you Randy! I’ve watched Genie since her first acting gig on the classic 70s drama Family and then when she came to Gh as Laura. But you are so right! GH, ABC, Disney and Geary have never given her the respect she deserves. Even at 14 years old she put GH on the map as Laura with the David Hamilton murder story long before Geary. Gloria Monty was determined to make her a star and she did. She has devoted decades of her life to GH and daytime and yet she has only won one lousy Emmy for supporting… Read more »

dolores
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dolores

Genie needs to return to GH – as the ONLY one that can ‘see’ thru the impostors…it would make for a good story line and confirms their love connection…she needs to come back as it is now getting silly with all the fake Luke’s…

Heath
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Heath

it would be cool if Laura was the one that rescued Luke!

Elite Advisors
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Elite Advisors

I agree but don;t get your hopes up….I think this is his swan song

Timmm
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Timmm

He will “Die” and if the soap ever gets cancelled and is allowed to wrap up the show properly you will see him alive on a beach with Laura. Tony wouldnt like it but you have to throw the GH community a bone!

dg
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dg

I think its time for Tony to hang it up. He’s still a great actor but he’s 67 years old and the character has lost his shine IMO. I think its time to close that chapter for good. Maybe then Genie can move on to new things and be rid of the Luke and Laura chain for good.

kat lee
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kat lee

I will be tuning in. Big fan of both of these wonderful and talented people.

Elizabeth ayala
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Elizabeth ayala

My question is Genie francis what is the most memorable time on General Hospital

Howard
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Howard

its time for Genie to return to GH, and stay!! There is so much story still for Laura. Keeping my fingers crossed!!

Julie Long
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Julie Long

Agreed.

mollie
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mollie

I loved Genie as Genevieve on Y&R. She and Tristan Rogers absolutely smoked their love/hate scenes. She was written out WAY too soon. And, seriously, Genie’s range and subtlety is a beautiful acting gift to the viewers. Please bring her back to Y&R.

BTW, I am sure she is great as Laura on GH but I don’t watch GH so selfishly want her back on Y&R !

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

She was great on both shows. And Jill Farren Phelps ensured that she was seen on neither show. Can we say “vindictive?”

Harry
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Harry

Yep, yep, yep to both Elizabeth and Mollie.
And Jill didn’t just write Genevieve off Y&R. She made sure the character was humiliated and admonished by just about every character on the show including her inferiors like Lily of the Valley.
I think even Summer had a go at her. Off subject–Summer seems to be allowed to tell everyone off and I think she’s getting too old for these self indulgent tantrums.

Aden
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Aden

We all know that the current GH regime has absolutely no interest in having Genie on the show. They destroyed and dismantled the greatest supercouple of all time. I hope Genie finds a role where her talents are appreciated, and where she can offer the on screen, Emmy winning magic she is famous for.

Harry
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Harry

Michael Fairman you either read my mind or read my post about missing Laura on an unrelated blog of yours. In any case, thank you for letting us know what Genie has been up to. I have been missing Laura a great deal. As I stated before, her character is not done yet. Laura deserves some justice. Guza rolls her away to a mental facility in a catatonic state only to roll her back in to marry Luke in a mock wedding. Her return was not only condescending as hell, it was short lived and Laura was rolled back to… Read more »

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

There is no Fluke…there never was…someone mentioned it and i replied to that person…Helene has brainwashed Luke to think he is Fluke so Luke really thinks he is Fluke unaware he is really Luke and when Luke as Fluke is talking to the ‘kidnapped Luke’ he is unaware there is no one there so Luke as Fluke talking to Luke has no idea he is talking to a Luke thats only in his mind and that he as Fluke is really Luke…oh, Fluke this story already…lol

Timmm
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Timmm

You could be right Jim. Especially since brainwashing is in the forefront again with her control over “Soldier Boy!”

Gentry Ashmore
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Gentry Ashmore

Ditto!!! I thought Frank and Ron ran the show, not Tony. Absolutely, love Laura. Sick of the whole Fluke storyline. If Tony doesn’t want Genie, then I would team Laura up with Robert Scorpio. Way back when, they had a date or two and it drove Luke crazy. Definitely, chemistry between Robert and Laura. He’s worthy of her. We need Laura on GH. Genie is so beautiful on the inside and out. If anyone could give her a great story, it’s Frank and Ron.

su0000
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su0000

I love Jonathan Frakes / Commander William T. Riker Star Trek!!!
I want more Star Trek!!.. As for Laura or Genevieve , not a fan..
but, she is OK , makes me ni difference..
(I just do not see her fitting into the now GH…. she would do better in Y&R..

Harry
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Harry

Suooo, evidently you missed Laura in a chiffon pink ball gown with a rifle pointed at the Cassadines as she assisted Luke and Robert in saving Port Charles from being frozen over.
Genie Frances did camp on soaps before Ron was a sparkle in his daddy’s eyes. She can do camp.

su0000
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su0000

Hey Harry!! 🙂
Well, that was then this is now..
Most all were in their prime 20/30 years ago.. It fades..
She is OK.. never made a real impression on me in either Y&R or GH..
I see you have fond memories..(perhaps a crush;) lol

To make you happy; I hope she returns..

Timmm
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Timmm

Yes Harry but that was the 80’s version of Laura. The past twenty years she has either been in a rocking chair or chewing up secondary dialogue. I love her and the history but she has been on record as saying she would always consider coming back to GH IF they had a story for her. Just having her back to babysit Rocco is a waste of her time and the viewers time.

Harry
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Harry

I agree, Tim. My point to Sue was that Genie can do camp. GH is pure camp now, and Sue loves the camp.
The writing afforded to Genie has been horrible. My main point is this character needs to come back to finish what was started. Then Laura can move on and so can the fans.

louisa
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louisa

Laura! GH needs her more than ever.

Elite Advisors
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Elite Advisors

I hope they at least bring her back to finish her story… her storyline was dropped and they now threw her back in limbo in Paris for tests? No on even talks about her?! how crazy is that?

One minute she was marrying Scottie and the next he wants a divorce after so many years being in love? I think WE deserve better….

Les
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Les

Genie definitely needs to be back on GH. They left us hanging with her last storyline and the Laura character deserves more than what has been written for her over the last decade. Give us a real story for Laura and Luke that will allow these talented actors to shine! Are the writers up to the challenge? I am hoping so…

su0000
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su0000

Tracy and Luke are the now..
Tracy deserves her happiness with Luke..

Patty Sanderson
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Patty Sanderson

no chemistry except with fluke

Jeremy
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Jeremy

What if FLUKE is a Woman?
What if FLUKE is really LAURA???

And, if Genie Francis doesn’t return to GH/YR, DAYS should secure her as a DiMera, Chad’s mother (returned from the dead).

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

Genie once played Diana on Days and was involved with John but id be happy to see her come back in any role…

Timmm
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Timmm

Jeremy, how did she pleasure Tracy if Fluke is a female?

Dan
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Dan

I hope we see Genie bring Laura back to GH some time in 2015. She’s one of my all-time favorite characters. Seeing her on another show like Y&R is as bizarre and out of place to me as seeing Tristan Rogers playing someone other than Robert Scorpio. GH is her home, and GH is where she needs to be. If Tony Geary would rather not do a storyline with her, if that’s really the case, Laura still has a daughter, son, and several grand children in Port Charles, so we don’t automatically need a Luke and Laura reunion for her… Read more »

Patty Sanderson
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Patty Sanderson

In any role!!! Genie is and always has been a fantastic actress!

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Tony Geary has NOT stated he didn’t want to do a storyline with Genie. He stated he didn’t want to revisit storylines that have been done and long gone. He said if the writers could writer for who the characters are NOW that he would be willing to work with Genie again.

Timmm
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Timmm

I wouldnt bring Genie back to GH unless Luke dies or he retires and they go off into the sunset together and open a diner. On Y&R, yes, I would bring her back because when she was on that show she was written to be a powerful, successful women with a past. It would be good to see her and Colin together going toe to toe and I would like to see her and Victor hook up. Maybe she could be inline with Joe Clark and his business and be the between person in the middle of Joe and Victor.… Read more »

Justin
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Justin

She was the reason I started watching GH back in 1977. There is so much for that character to do. She is the heart and soul of that show, if they would only realize that. Woman, who make up a lot of the audience, relate to her and “Laura” has a place in a lot of fans hearts. And fine, if Tony doesn’t want to work with her, there’s more to Laura than Luke.

dmr
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dmr

Genie looks beautiful in photo posted.

Patty Sanderson
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Patty Sanderson

Geni Francis should be the one to save Luke!!! She always knew where to look. Luke and Laura are the BEST EVER. Why won’t the PTB get her back on? She wants to come back. I always hope to see her gorgeous face appear on the GH screen. Any other show too. Wish she’d make another Note Movie but mostly I want her on General Hospital!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cindy Allen
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Cindy Allen

I think it is time Genie Francis returns to GH. I would love to see Laura return and retake the life she lost because of the catatonic state she was in all those years. There is so much story left to tell about Laura and with her back the ratings would sky rocket higher then ever. I know a lot of people want an L and L reunion but I am willing to take Laura back regardless of an L and L reunion. Tony is not the only power house I think Genie is a wonderful and powerful actress all… Read more »

dawnhaze
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dawnhaze

I have enjoyed the movies Genie Francis and Ted McGinley made for Hallmark Movie Channel. She is such a wonderful actress.

dawnhaze
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dawnhaze

I’m from the really old school when Scotty and Laura was the supercouple on GH. I never thought a great romance could develop out of the ashes of rape. Just never worked for me.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

As a huge fan of Genie’s, I would welcome her anywhere! She is a great actress who is beautiful to this day. And in interviews, she exudes such class and sweetness. With the wretched JFP still the Exec Producer of Y&R, I doubt she would ask Genie back. She couldn’t wait to get rid of Genie once JFP took over. However, storyline-wise, it would make sense to have Genevieve there again. And when Genevieve first appeared, she was a bit over-the-top crazy. Genie has no problem with that. As for GH, a return visit from Laura would be most welcome.… Read more »

Allen Saint James
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Allen Saint James

There is a way to write Luke and Laura maturely even if they aren’t romantically paired. Laura has lots of missing time we havent seen onscreen. Who has she met? Has she herself been involved in her own solo adventures? At this poiint if nothing else Luke and Laura are a team, they have together defeated countless villians and have laura has always played straight girl to Lukes con man. She isnt without the skills to tackle Her own personal enemies, a he isnt a girl anymore. There is also wealth of story from their 10 missing years from Pprt… Read more »

Soap doll
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Soap doll

The Fluke storyline is an embarrassing convoluted mess of a storyline. The only thing that could possibly save it for me is for Laura to come back and expose Fluke and help find the real Luke. Genie Francis is just one of those who helped make GH a household word, she deserves better than the dismissive treatment. Shoddy writing and disdain she has gotten from the show runners and Prima Donna Geary. This Fluke storyline is a prime example of what happens when ego is put before the best interest of the show and the fans who support it. Genie… Read more »

Patricio
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Patricio

Genie Francis was in Port Charles long before Tony Geary. I remember her playing the teen Laura Vining and getting Leslie to admit to the murder her daughter Laura had committed. Classic soap! She was great then and remained great when Mr. Geary arrived.

Both great talents in and out of each other’s orbit!

Susanne
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Susanne

Glory Monty and her team put in the hands of everyone who succeeded her the story, the tale, the answer….. the Cassedine curse. Which was put on “Laura and Luke”. It is so time, with the Cassedines back on the screen, to have this all come full circle. Helena behind Laura’s catatonia, Lucky going off the rails, Jake “dying”…. all of which has left Luke Spencer an old, clueless drunkard…. he hasn’t even suspected Helena, even when she was the one who told him that Ethan was his son. Everyone who actually knows this story from the beginning knows that… Read more »

Becca
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Becca

Love to see genie again on GH or Y and R! She is the best!

Cindy
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Cindy

Given that “Luke” is experiencing two very different personalities, & since Anthony Geary said he would rather be “killed off” when the time came to leave GH, I think it would be GREAT to have “Laura” come back & have a hand in his demise, in one way or another!!! After all, there is SO MUCH history between them, that she HAS to be there!!! Wouldn’t be right to do away with “Luke” without “Laura” being there, either trying to help him or killing him off!!!

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