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Jane Elliot's Final General Hospital Airdate And Story Arc Announced!

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As enduring fans of General Hospital prepare themselves to say goodbye to Jane Elliot as the one and only Tracy Quartermaine on the ABC Daytime Drama series, the show is planning a story arc for her that will begin today on April 11th, and conclude on her final airdate on May 4th.

In a posting on Twitter on the official GH Twitter handle, late yesterday they related: “Bittersweet news alert — it’s our honor to announce the beginning of Tracy Quartermaine’s last escapade.  Tune in tomorrow to witness the beginning of Jane Elliot’s final GH arc, a month-long story that will culminate on 5/4/17.”

Fans of the series have been brokenhearted at Elliot’s upcoming departure, as it will certainly be another exit featuring a legacy character of the series.  There has been much speculation that Tony Geary (Ex-Luke Spencer) is coming back in a story that will take Tracy off the canvas.  Geary, also had a major departure from the series a few years back.

So, ready to say farewell to Jane as Tracy? Will Luke be back in the story? How do you think Tracy’s story will conclude?  How do you want it to? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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kmayne
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kmayne

I hope GH gives her final bow a story arc that is as remarkable as she is

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Afraid they won’t!

Christine
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Christine

I’ve always loved Jane’s portrayal of Tracy, and I agree I hope they do it with dignity, style and class. I love the way Tracy has become more human over the years but still has nerves of steel and that edge. We will miss Jane and what she gave to GH greatly!

Max Daddee
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Max Daddee

I agree with all that Christine said. As far as the article’s speculating that Tony Geary will come back, if that happens, I hope she only kicks him to the curb. Luke always acted like a clown in a man’s body in his relationship with her. He wasn’t worthy of her.

ppage
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ppage

No need to overshadow Jane’s exit with the return of Tony Geary.

Timmm
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Timmm

No overshadowing, Tony only has to show up as the driver of a car, boat, plane, ect. He doesnt have to say a word.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

You’re right. Even Jane said in an interview that “Tracy is an addict, and Luke is her addiction.” We don’t want her to leave with her “addiction.” We want her to leave with her strong character–and her dignity–intact, don’t we?

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I’d like her to leave with love…and if Tracy is still in love with Luke and vice verse…than that’s a happy ending…

mikein ma
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mikein ma

Hes not overshadowing Tony is there anyway for Jane Be nice he mnakes an appearance

Mark
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Mark

I really wish Joe Scully were still alive. I think he and Tracy riding off into the sunset would be the best. They really had a connection. Alas . . . I hope that GH honors Tracy Q and Jane Elliot the way they deserve. Flashbacks of Tracy’s life from when she arrived in PC all the way through to the present. Maybe even a nod to her time on The City. Her men, her husbands, her children, the battles with her father and Alan. Tender moments with Lila. Tender moments with Monica. All in all send her off with… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

You said it, Mark! Let us see her greatness as an actor and as a strong Quartermaine.

janet
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janet

I totally agree.I would watch that. GH bores me to death lately so I don’t watch. I don’t really want to see Luke return, no where no way never. . I also liked the chemistry of Tracy and Joe Scully. They blew that one big time.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I’m with you on that one, Janet! She and Joe Scully were great. Yeah, they blew it –big time.

m
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m

I love Joe Scully, they were great together. I wish they didn’t kill him off.

Shay
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Shay

@Mark, et al….Even though Tracy did have undeniable chemistry with Joe Scully, their pairing always made me gag because he was such a lowlife criminal thug contemporary to Sonny….For a high-born woman who grew up with the best of everything to have settled in her later years for the likes of this wise guy, not to mention, Anthony Zaccara, Gino Soleito and yes, LUKE!, just beggared belief for me. I always believed that Ms. Quartermaine needed an equally-brilliant, business-minded society gent with his own legitimate empire for her “better-half”..at least someone with a modicum of taste, respectability and class, but,… Read more »

JK
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JK

GREAT ACTRESS…..SHE DESERVES A WONDERFUL LAST STORYLINE…..DONT BOTHER TO BRING BACK GEARY……GH AND THE FANS WILL MISS THIS POWER
HOUSE…..

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

Agree! Tracy is awesome just by herself. Why make her happy ending tied to a man? Any man? The best ending would be if Tracy was finally fulfilled by the life she has. Really, the best partners Tracy ever had were Monica & Alan. It’s going to be sad watching Monica say goodbye.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

There’s no reason that she needs to leave by herself to show she’s a strong woman. Romantic love is not the only road to happiness, but why not have Tracy FINALLY find everlasting love. If it’s Luke…great. Makes “her” happy, lol, makes me happy!

Michelle
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Michelle

I’ll miss Jane Elliot as Tracy. But, I really don’t want her riding off into the sunset with Luke! I’m sorry, but it will ALWAYS be Luke and Laura for me!

Cheryann
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Cheryann

Definitely agree!!!!!

Jan
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Jan

Tracy has become more likable, but no Luke for her. If he takes anyone away, it has to be Laura. Never will there be such a great chemistry between two actors as they were.

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

I hope the emmy awards honor her in some way-life time achievement?…talent like Jane’s is hard to come by in daytime these days…She may have taken sometime off from GH and done other soaps but GH will never be the same…hope the door is left open for at least a visit…for the holidays!…The Q mansion is getting lonelier and lonelier…

Joan Faist
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Joan Faist

I am going to really miss this fantastic lady. Loved her character of Tracy.

Robynne
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Robynne

Oohhhhh, I am so sad to see her go. I will miss Tracy’s presence terribly, but wish Jane nothing but the best. Really hope they give her a worthy send off. With or without Luke.

Maureen Lynch
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Maureen Lynch

I don’t want Tony Geary back either. She’s part of the GH institution and should get a solid and proper send off. She spoke her mind regardless of whether or not it was politically correct. Going to miss Jane a lot.

LIn
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LIn

Am I missing something. How did this announce the story? I wish Tracy and Jane a wonderful story line, one that is in keeping with the character and able to visit again if she chooses. I hope they give a retrospective as Mark , above, suggested.

Ray
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Ray

I would list JE has one of the Top 10 giants in daytime history. From Guiding Light to Days of our Lives, The City, and General Hospital, she has NEVER phoned it in. I talent that has been under-appreciated for years. Selfishly, I would love to see her return to “DOOL” as Angelica, but I do not think she would leave “GH” to go back that far in history. I hope this is not the last we see of her. Thank you for a lot of “soap” memories.

Tina F. Gray
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Tina F. Gray

So terribly sad to lose an actress of Jane Elliot’s caliber. There are so few left in daytime like her. Wishing you all the best whatever you do next, Jane – and thanks!

Dawn
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Dawn

I am so sad that Jane and her character are leaving that I have no idea how I’d like to see her go. So long as she isn’t killed. Leaving with Luke would be very nice though. Even if he’s off camera.

Steve
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Steve

If Geary shows up only on her final episode (perhaps just a cameo) & is featured in scenes with Tracy and nobody else in PC, that would be fine. I imagine Tracy saying goodbye to the Qs in the mansion foyer, gazing up the stairs in homage to Edward, Lila and Alan. Then, after the break, Tracy is shown on a plane with Luke starting their grand adventure. Hopefully, fake Larry is dispatched this week. It’s been over a year since we’ve seen Bergen Williams (Alice). She should definitely be there to wish “Miss Tracy” happiness on her journey with… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Jane and Tony are quite close friends.
I believe Jane wants Tony to exit her out.
It is befitting to have Luke and Tracy be together in the end.

All the great ones have left GH… it is becoming empty 🙁

Now question is;
Can J&S give Jane a great unforgettable exit …

Patricio
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Patricio

Only problem is that Luke and Laura the greatest romance in soap history gets a curve ball. But I see them together too.

Shay
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Shay

Exactly, Patricio…and that is why I’m sure the notion of a “happily ever after” with Tracy would prove an irresistible impetus for Geary’s brief return as Luke to the GH canvas…it would be the ultimate indignity to the “done and dusting” of the “Luke and Laura” phenomenon that he has treated with such unabashed animosity for most of his career.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Good question! 🙂

Debbie Twohig
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Debbie Twohig

I really hate to see Tracy go..I know everyone deserves to retire..and Tracy has worked a long time for GH..I just wish she would be able to come back when she wants to for visits..To think about never seeing her again makes me so sad..Hoping Luke comes back to start his life with Tracy again and they ride off into the sunset together..That would give Tracy the closure she needs..

Pat
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Pat

Perhaps Jane finally could no longer take the hideous writing, focus, and pacing that has turned this once iconic show into a grade A dumpster fire raging out of control. Jean and Shelly need to be shown the door ASAP and someone young and fresh needs to be brought in who doesn’t write stories like it’s still 1987.

Steve
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Steve

While I share your frustration with the current writing situation, both Jelly & Ron get credit for giving Jane storylines that focused on Tracy. During the later Guza years, Tracy’s main purpose was as Luke’s sidekick. The past five years have made her (and her boys) more prominent.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Wish they had someone (like Pat Falken Smith, for example) who writes stories LIKE 1970s or 80s. What a boon that would be.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Apparently you’re not a happy camper. But, no, Jane has been talking about retiring for a very long time. She said she no longer has the acting bug…has been in front of the cameras for years and is interested in pursuing other interests and places…

Loss for us…win for her.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Hi again, rebecca! You’re right–and I think Jane likes it that they have “softened” her character a bit before Tracy plays her swan song–though leaving her a strong woman.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hey Nancy…yep! Sigh…going to miss her.

Lee (Phyllis)
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Lee (Phyllis)

Just want a happy ending for a wonderful actress. I will miss her very much. She left GH before for a period of time and I kept thinking that she has to come back one day….and she did. I love how at times she lets her guard down and shows her sweet and caring side, like she did with Finn and Hayden even though she can be tough. I love her humor with Monica and down deep they love each other because when something happens, their each right by the other’s side for comfort. So many things to miss about… Read more »

Carole Nelson
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Carole Nelson

I have watched GH almost from the beginning and Tracy is so much a part of it. I will definitely miss her!! She is an AWESOME actress!!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

So have I.

Deelo
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Deelo

she deserves a respectful, passionate, hilarious exit and it would be wonderful to see her ride off into the sunset with Luke. A wonderful actor leaves GH and the exit should be with style. Thanks for the memories.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

As I’ve said often, she used to refer to who-know-who as “chewing gum stuck to the bottom of her shoe.” THAT’S what Tracy thought of him early one. 🙂

vinman
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vinman

Hope Madame Jane receives the BEST possible storyline exit! No need for Luke to return….would rather see her off to help people in need & find the peace of mind to finally do good for herself.LONG LIVE TRACEY QUARTMAINE….THE GREAT AND BEAUTIFUL JANE ELIOT!

aria
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aria

Her departure really bums me, i think she’s one of the greats and not seeing her on screen is depressing.
Alas, if Jane is happy i’ll be happy for her too, but i pray she comes back for visits. just can’t imagine GH never mentioning Tracy ever again its just really depressing..

Patricio
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Patricio

I agree with you Aria! It will not be the same. Like losing and old friend who is leaving town. Will will remember the great stories Ms. Elliot brought us. She was the first to make a soap villain multi-dimensional, one that we loved to hate.

Suzanne Taylor Stephan
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Suzanne Taylor Stephan

Yes I have said since I heard she was leaving that Luke should arrive healthy and clear headed to take her to Ansterdam LOL MAYBE the letter Luke gave to Laura that was never read was about Tracy!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

“Clear-headed”? Don’t bet the house on it!

Shay
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Shay

Well, if Luke were to arrive back in Port Charles FROM “Amsterdam,” I can hardly imagine it would be in “clear-headed” condition!!!!!

Suzanne Taylor Stephan
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Suzanne Taylor Stephan

Yes Luke should take her away

eso
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eso

I am sad to see the old guard leave; much richer acting and I hope that if she came out of retirement she coems to the B and B We need more Dillon in hte mix though

Lisa
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Lisa

Tears will be shed…….that is all !

Patricio
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Patricio

For so many years I was hoping Tracy would have a long lost daughter show up! Too late for that I suppose!

Steve
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Steve

But she might get a long-lost half sister if that last scene in Turkey follows soap norms

Sandy N
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Sandy N

I am trying to prepare myself. It is hard. I am hopeful she will be going on an adventure worthy of Tracy.
Last night I re watched all of Alan’s death episodes. That was just as painful as the first time I saw it. Please don’t let Tracy die!

fginaspy
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fginaspy

I felt the last story arc began when she received Ashton’s letter that Tracy promptly burned. Tracy and Ned scenes today were great. JE will be greatly missed. I hope GH will use LC as Monica more once Tracy is off canvas. Legacy characters are so important to the history of the show. More so in these days of dwindling daytime serials.

Nik
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Nik

I will truly miss her since the Quartermaine family is vanishing before our eyes. Grant it, the next generation is suppose to take over and it looks like Monica will be the matriarch to head the family. Sadly, I miss the Quartermaine’s influence on this show and that appears that this show no longer has any “roots” to it & that is very sad. Good luck Ms. Elliot, I will miss you.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

May 4th will be a day I have some hankies. I am really going to miss Jane and the character she played so well. She made Tracy full of piss and vinegar that set her apart from any other character in daytime. You earned your retirement, Jane!!!

Connor (AvidSoapFan)
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Connor (AvidSoapFan)

Will miss Jane Elliot on my TV screen on one of my favourite all-time Television shows EVER! Wonderful actress! Hope she has a great “send-off” for these next couple to a few weeks! <3

Jan
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Jan

I will miss her also, what a great actress, she brought lots of laughs over the years for us, it would be nice for Luke 2 take his spanky buns with him! Good luck 2 u Jane Elliot in whatever u do!

Geoffrey-Martin Cyr
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Geoffrey-Martin Cyr

I join the chorus of accolades and praise this incomparable Emmy-winning powerhouse is receiving as she winds-down her iconic role of “Tracy Quartermaine Spencer”. I join the party late (…after more than 42 yrs being a die-hard fan of the CBS Daytime line-up, and still mourning the loss of my 32-year addiction that was GUIDING LIGHT. Any of you longtime daytime historians like myself know that (in interviews), Jane admits that in addition to her affection for her many roles (GH, KL, DAYS, AMC and CITY), her favorite role remains her one-year stint as “Carrie Todd-Marler” (1981-82), because it was… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Mr. Cyr….I have also enjoyed Jane in some of her earlier primetime appearances…I recently caught her in a featured performance in a late night rerun of Kojak, and I’ve read that she had many roles on episodic ’70’s tv shows before becoming a resident daytime diva of distinction.

Minnie Mead
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Minnie Mead

I DON’T WANT HER TO GO !!!!!!!!!!!! SHE IS A PIVITAL PART OF THE SHOW AND A GREAT ACTRESS. I AT LEAST HOPE WE WILL SEE HER DO OTHER THINGS , SO WE CAN ALL BE ENTERTAINED BY HER. LOVE YOU TRACY. I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST.

Maureen F
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Maureen F

I know that TPTB will send her off with as much class as she gave them for all her years on GH !!! Jane E. you will surely be missed but your legacy of Tracy will remain with us a life time! We GH family/fans know that there will never be another Jane Elliot/ Tracy Quartermaine ..Sending much love and happiness and good health and relax have fun! By the way my retirement starts May 4th also so we have that in common ! xoxoxoxoxoxo

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Now she can return to Guiding Light as Carrie Marler. Oh, wait ….

Patricio
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Patricio

She was great in GL !

Ann
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Ann

I hate to see Jane Elliot leave – I will greatly miss her portrayal of Tracy Quartermaine

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

I don’t mind Tracy leaving to be with Luke, but I don’t want Tony Geary to appear. No matter how quickly or much of a cameo it is, his presence will take away from what should be Jane Elliot’s very deserved moment in the sun. Hope they can make it clear that Tracy is going to see Luke, but let Jane have those final moments to herself.

Leah Lauer
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Leah Lauer

Well I want Luke and Tracy to go away together… but I can’t Imagine Replacing Her as Tracy Either

sandra igneri
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sandra igneri

Why is Jane leaving

Patricio
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Patricio

Hi Sandy-

I’m not sure why the the great Ms Elliot is not continuing. I’ve heard retirement, salary issues and unhappiness with storylines!

I Just wish her happiness and that she is not being pushed oug

Karen
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Karen

She will be sorely missed. She is one of the best daytime actresses of all time.
I do hope she will have a wonderful send off and I wish her well. Thanks for all the great performances.

rocky83
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rocky83

A huge void, the show will never be able to replace. Thank You for many hours of entertainment

Charday
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Charday

Very disappointed to see Tracy Q leave GH, but best wishes to the actress in her retirement.

Andree
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Andree

She is a wonderful actress. A true legend to General Hospital. I wish her all the best in her future endeavors.

Patty
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Patty

All the best to an amazing actress. You have made me cry and laugh
Then any actress I know. You will be so missed all the happiness
Enjoy all your adventures. Please GH keep Ned on!!!!

dmr
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dmr

I, for one, will miss the incredible, comedic performances of the fabulous Jane Elliot! Jane is just an incredible force of nature and I love her as the Matriarch of the Quartermaine Family! She delivers such funny one-liners to Ned about Olivia (“Mama Celeste”), about Scotty (calls him an “ambulance chaser”), etc. I actually liked Tracy’s relationship with Luke because I thought it was fun. I loved the scenes of their drunken wedding in Vegas, loved how he referred to her as “Spanky,” and loved how he bought her a pony, “Skittles.” I wasn’t born during the Luke and Laura… Read more »

BARB
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BARB

I want to wish Tracy(JANE) a wonderful restful retirement and hope she comes back periodicly, just to make an appearance. Wish she was staying long enough for NED AND OLIVIA”s wedding, but she will be her for the engagement party. I will miss her,she is wonderful actress.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

OK…you know what: It’s BAD ENOUGH that Jane Elliot wants to retire (or whatever). The LAST THING that I wanna watch/see is that OVERRATED Tony Geary come back for Tracy Q.’s sendoff. NO, NO AND MORE NO!!!!!

Later.

k/kay
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k/kay

Hey look at it this way the queen is taking the queen off daytime! He looks awful I am so over this guy

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

ROFL. I made a crack like that and have been on moderation ever since.

But, yes, what you said!

k/kay
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k/kay

You know what I call it as I see it I don’t much give a shit if I offend Geary fans he looks awful he is a joke and tired of everybody singing his praises

k/kay
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k/kay

If he is coming back please leave my beloved Genie out if this fiasco

Dean_Morgan
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Dean_Morgan

I had hoped we would have a scene with Tracy laying on the floor and one of her (or many of her) many enemies standing over her holding her heart medication… fade to black..and a few weeks later we hear Ned has moved his mother, who is in a coma, to another state. I hope Tracy “goes away” fiesty… that is what most of us love about her!

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

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

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