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THIS WEEK on GH: Sam and Tea Go Into Labor! Can you say, "Baby-Switch"? – Watch the Promo!

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So this looks on the surface that General Hospital is taking something from the soap opera playbook 101!

This week, Sam (Kelly Monaco) goes into labor at the same time Tea (Florencia Lozano) goes into labor.  And, of course, it’s a stormy night! And, there is Heather (Robin Mattson), an unstable woman on the loose! And, who should help Sam give birth to her baby but John McBain(Michael Easton)! And, who should help Tea deliver her baby, Todd (Roger Howarth)!  Looks like the men of Llanview are good at delivering babies!

So what next?  Sam’s evil spawn via Franco ends up in Tea’s hands, and Tea’s long awaited child via Victor Jr’s ends up in Sam’s hands?  Watch this week promo after the jump and let us know what you think of the story! And do you think that a Sam/John and Tea/Todd pairing could be something the-powers-that-be are working towards? Or is it just a big tease?  Weigh-in!

 

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Brian
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Brian

looks good !!!

gloria
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gloria

I don’t know everyone, this IS classic soap opera. We all sit back & beg for new, original stories but try to start thinking of one yourself! Not as easy as it sounds. Let’s just enjoy the ride. Can’t help but be great with the players involved. I love the rainy stormy night part of it too. And crazy Heather in that rain slicker, ha! It will be fun.

Mitchell1660
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Mitchell1660

Geez, how many times are the soap writers going to go to this well? This is why soaps are losing viewers in droves and younger people aren’t willing to jump on board. If this keeps up with old tropes from the past, I may jump ship.

Rob
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Rob

God I hope not.

MiCHELE
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MiCHELE

I hope the baby switch is a Joke….Come on already.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

PLEASE NO BABY SWITCH STORYLINES! This plot device is the soap cliche I despise — a close second is frequent resurrections from the dead — and after OLTL’s protracted paternity plot, it is best in my opinion to tell a new kind of story. Please!

Tali Smith
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Tali Smith

Hopefully a big tease! and YUCK on the baby switch…enough already!

Tali Smith
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Tali Smith

GH has been doing well, keep it up–don’t be predictable and boring!

kay killgore
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kay killgore

I heard this was coming oh well how original! As far as Mcbain and Sam I think we are going to find out she is his half sister & GH recasting of Kristina with this gal bad move she looks older then Sam.

gloria
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gloria

Heck, this new girl practically looks older than Alexis! But for sure older than Sam. She IS gorgeous & looks like she could be Sonny & Alexis’ daughter but just too old for the part.

kay killgore
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kay killgore

Oh yes I agree a very pretty young lady I checked her age they say 22 they need to tone the makeup down and maybe it might help but it is really going to be obvious how mature she looks when she has scenes with Michael!

gloria
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gloria

What about when she has scenes with Carly? She REALLY looks like Sonny.

barbara t
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barbara t

She does look older but I have to give her time sometimes it takes several scenes to change your mind about someone you have to get use to them so I have to cut her a break for a while. However there is no way that woman, daughter or not, would come into my home and tell me we are going to be in a reality show or she is leaving, I would hold the door open and she would be right out the door daughter or not shes 18. I did get a kick out of the look on… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Recast of Kristina. God! She so reminded ME of Skyy… i wish she was SKYY and Lorenzo Alcazars, child. they were so HOT. and, throw in LUKE. SKY was command for. Now, i say she’s hot with Jax… throw in Carly… Smellin’ Salt HOT! Swoon! LOL..

this would be tough… KING or Tea’s brother… if it would bring sky back to GH.. then KING.

Torrey
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Torrey

I don’t know why writers always go for the overdone baby switch! This type of storyline is so played out. This would be a bad idea, and a good way to piss off your fan base, that is slowly coming back to GH. I love soaps……the drama, the suspense, the romance, the thrills…..but for once, can’t someone have a damn baby and not have it switched with someone else’s? It’s not a bad idea, to let us see some people happy every now and then….And being that Sam has had it bad enough, being raped and then having her jerk… Read more »

Iakovos
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Iakovos

AMEN, TORREY! And to have a baby switch with Tea, who just dealt with revelation of “the two Todds,” really? Oh make it not happen. Or resolve it uber-quickly.

david
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david

I think you mean Alison Perkins is holding Victor. Apparently, no one is happy on GH. I hope they don’t drag it out. They dragged out the John/Natalie/Liam storyline on OLTL and then the show ended. Who knows how much longer GH will exist?

Torrey
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Torrey

Yeah, that’s what I meant….Alison, but you get what I mean. And I totally agree with you. The John/Natalie/Liam story was the one story that drove me freaking crazy on OLTL, because Ron drug that out way too long.

By no one is happy on GH, do you mean the actors?

david
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david

I meant none of the characters on GH appear happy.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

Hopefully longer than one year !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JLH
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JLH

“The outcome no one is expecting.” Ok, well that would rule out a baby switch, right?!

Christine
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Christine

I heard there was a switch, but that one baby would not make it (more like Y&R with Sharon & Ashley).

I also read that Jason ends up delivering Sam’s baby after he takes care of getting John out of the way. I guess we will all have to wait and see how it all unfolds.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

I hope John doesn’t get hurt…………………………………Sonny said yesterday he wanted to get John out of the picture….Hopefully John will see threw that one………………………………………………………….

Christine
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Christine

I read that John gets “tied up” via Jason somehow so that Jason can deliver HIS baby, but they won’t find that out until the end of summer. Heather switched the DNA results and Heather takes Sam’s baby … or so I have heard.

Again, I think this WILL be good despite the majority of the comments to the contrary. I do not think it is a baby switch. I think Tea gets her baby and Sam “loses” hers for a while just as Jason comes to terms with the whole thing.

jackie
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jackie

i hope sam and jason stay toqther for each other ^ baby stay alives _
jason get john out _ of town _ and get him away from sam mc call _ and baby

Emily
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Emily

No baby switch pleaseeee!!!! I’m already use to women on a soap not giving birth the traditional way, in a hosp, but in a cave, cabin, etc….Isn’t that drama enough. Plus, all the drama w/Sam and Jason’s baby, then 2 add a switch, too much. A real twist and shocker would be to get 2 a hospital in time, give birth and it’s all done with. I know it’s a soap……But been there, done that, seen that, enough already.

Tom
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Tom

I see a father coming back from the dead being involved either to keep the baby safe or abducting the baby, or, heaven help us, yet another story where one of the babies dies.

david
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david

I am afraid one of the babies will be dying (hopefully Franco’s) and heaven won’t be helping us, but Victor’s return sounds great to me.

Alan
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Alan

Everybody’s always “I’m so sick of the mobster storylines” and the second it looks like we might be getting some good old-fashioned soap opera story-telling they start complaining.

Gimme a break!

Ron Carlivati is the last working head-writer who actually understands pacing and long-term story so I’m sure wherever this is headed its pay-off will be amazing. The only way this story could get even better is if Allison Perkins dropped by to help her old sanitarium pal Heather Webber with her latest plot…

Mitchell1660
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Mitchell1660

There is no way an unoriginal baby switch story is a good idea. I see a downward spiral in the making…

Alan
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Alan

I’ll take an “unoriginal baby switch” story any day of the week over mobsters shooting one another (and with the state this show was in pre-Cartini, I don’t think there’s much further downward it could go). I say we all sit back and see what unfolds before we pronounce this storyline the worst idea ever; there are few original ideas left but story execution and stellar performances can make even the oldest stories seem new and exciting. The best part of a baby switch would be the ripple effect it would have on the show as a whole as people… Read more »

Christy
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Christy

that would be fun! (Crazy Heather AND Crazy Allison!!) And Allison could make some off hand comment that makes Heather find out about Allison’s “kept” man!

Susan M.
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Susan M.

What a pair they would be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

barbara t
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barbara t

Hey christy, 1loveabcsoaps, Says thank you for the info you gave her for viewing general hospital on u tube, when she finds your name she will tell you thanks herself or him self Only know as 1lovabcsoaps.

barbara t
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barbara t

I like this story it is better then the pcpd finding a dead body at the docks, How many times has the docks been the last place the mobsters go to kill each other? That’s where Sonny has his Wink, Wink, Coffee warehouse, where Michael was shot.

lisa
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lisa

Please no baby switch stories – it adds insult to an already grieving Tea.
I do like the idea of Todd delivering her baby though – that should bring out some interesting emotions.

jackie
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jackie

hope sam s baby alive _ and tea alright _ healther _ is on the run _out there in the rained _ and _ her ex husband todd __ deliverubg the baby _
_ i bet tea baby dies _ or kiddaped _ by healther grant – webbwer _
_ dr steve webber _ s mother _ heather webber ___
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Susan M.
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Susan M.

Should be quite interesting !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

aria
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aria

oh brother!

Robert
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Robert

No, no, no!!! Frank what the hell are you doing? Enough with baby switching stories!!!!

MJ
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MJ

Although it’s a bit of a cliche, GH needs some basic old-fashioned soapy storytelling, and this would be it. With the actors involved, it could be wonderful. I say bring it on.

Christy
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Christy

I read a preview that Todd was feeling guilty about something… I was wondering if he was going to repeat a page out of his own soap book, and take Tea’s baby… like he did with Blair’s (thinking it was Max’s baby, not his own). Also read “someone” would be helping Sam deliver the baby… just figured it would be Heather! OMG that would be really a good twist! John McBain always bumping into Sam got old so quickly… You know if the babies get switched it will probably be crazy Heather! Or she could just steal Sam’s baby altogether!

david
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david

Baby switching? AGAIN? I can’t stop laughing. This is funny. How many times on ABC soaps has this happened? Naturally, Heather and Todd are involved. Todd told Blair her child had died when instead he had sold it (on OLTL about 10 years ago). Please let Franco’s baby die and Victor’s baby live!

david
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david

Heather is not unstable. She’s a sociopath. Speaking of crazy, evil, and messing with children, I miss the character of Irene Manning. John and Sam will probably turn out to be related so let’s avoid incest, please. Wait, maybe incest would be a good storyline. That will help us forget Franco raping Sam. Poor Sam could use a psychiatrist, except Dr. Keenan won’t be around anymore (Nathin Butler was let go). The thought of Tea and Todd together is sickening knowing Todd killed Victor. Besides, Tea is only in Port Charles temporarily. I just hope Tea and Victor’s baby lives.… Read more »

SZima
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SZima

The clip doesn’t really tell us much…just that both babies are born. But it has been spoiled that the babies are switched, and for me, that is just LAZY STORY TELLING! Not to mention OVERDONE!

Looks like the saviors, CarTini, are continuing their bad writing…

barbara t
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barbara t

Same old song and dance. zzzzzz

barbara t
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barbara t

MICHAEL, I have not been here in a week, I never wrote this post. Also From my friends computer when I was going to sign in there were several other peoples names with their e mails including mine, I also went on another computer and my name and e mail was on all the places to leave a comment. Something is wrong here hope you find out what. Thanks.

Christy
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Christy

Hey MICHAEL – this has been happening to me for over a week now… from two computers. if I hadn’t of noticed, I could have been several commentors… including Barbara T! 🙂

barbara t
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barbara t

Never wrote that “same old song and dance”zzzzzz, Some one is using my name . Not at all happy about this storyline now another baby is going to die, I don’t want to see either one of these women loose their babies, Sam because she has had so many heartbreaking losses with her babies, And I do not want to see Tea and a very much alive Victor lose their baby, Seriously I would rather she go back to landview then be mixed up in this baby dies, and On top of that the babies get switched, Come on don’t… Read more »

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Looks like great soap! Not a fan of yet another baby-switch story, but I’ll definitely tune in. Hopefully they will do something creative. Also, does John McBain really have to be the one delivering Sam’s baby? Saw that coming a mile away and I am not happy about that either. I would rather see Jason deliver the baby and it bringing them back together as a family. Actually, I’d rather see ANYONE but John deliver Sam’s baby. Except maybe Heather. Sam has been through enough. I know happy = boring in soapdom, but GH could use some glimmers of hope… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

this is a tough one…. the Smoldering Tea. alliance mode here. She layers, nuances, her act. it’s underlying conniving … LOL.. or just too hot to get ; she’s gentle… sweet… understands the break in conversation… she’s all senses aware… A calm inner mystifying Senses. Stimulates. You could see Todd… in love with this woman. Passionate Heat. Soap digest and/or carolyn hennesy… recognized the sparks w/Tea/Carly/Johnny/ &todd. Ummhh… hello. breaks from the MOB… distractions.. Back to intrigue… IMO Sam’s “shell-shocked” pregnancy… wasn’t supposed to be happening {she’s having a baby}… time has flown by. She acknowledges this baby… believeable performance… Read more »

barbara t
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barbara t

SOAPS, You got to love them, the twists and turns, Babies getting switched, I don’t trust Heather, And I can not believe Todd got involved with crazy Heather But I liked their Awkward scenes and want to see more. What she talked Todd into doing I can’t believe, Several times I screamed out to the television “tell tea the truth”, Well we all know it did not turn out that way. Heather can talk a rattlesnake out of it’s skin, she is that good, but because of heather And Todds actions We are lead to believe that One baby is… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Funny. “Heather can talk a rattlesnake out of it’s skin”. LOL. inasmuch as soaps are led to believe, farfetched… wouldn’t happen in “real” LIFE. it’s FUN escape-ism… Serials… are camp… vouyeuristic flights… that go on forever. I’m sorry we’ve only 4 left… i’m doing my part to champion our soaps. these are gifted actors… who have risen to the challenge. Heather is a piece of work. We need her. she’s in the soap annuls… hall of fame for Serials. aside from her quackiness…. she was so loving with Trevor and lil amanda… years ago…. i ached for her clinging to… Read more »

barbara t
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barbara t

I love Robin mattson, When she was on Santa barbara, all my children, and general hospital, She is a dam good actress and she can play any character you want, and I hope they keep her on general hospital because she makes everything interesting the woman (Heather) is out of her mind and I love it, Of all the originals coming back to general hospital she is my favorite crazy lady, And she is up to something.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

If it was for the writers on OLTL Gh wouldn’t have gotten one more year…This is a definite pulse in GH”S favor… Who knows GH couyld be on longer because of the OLTL writers…Without them GH would have been cancelled already and it would have been gone much sooner…So I am happy they are on board……………I like where the stories are going.. Getting away from the mobster stories finally !!!!! After all these years………

Smoochie
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Smoochie

like many of us who are posting comments here, ive been a loyal abc sudser fan since the beginning of all of them and have watched General Hospital evolve into Murder Incorporated. I think that the writing team from OLTL mean well by bringing back and perppering the show with several core characters from past decades,played by most of the original actors, giving us more quartermaine presence. But for me the show I remember in all its glory has changed beyond recogniition. To add insult to injury the writers are dumbing down / demolishing character integrity of several characters including… Read more »

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Nina Helps Sonny After Realizing He is Off His Meds

Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital, will no doubt lead to Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Nina (Cynthia Watros) becoming closer, because she was witness, went through, and helped the mobster get help while he was having a manic episode after being off his meds for bipolar disorder.

A disheveled Sonny was outside insulating the kids’ treehouse, didn’t sleep all night, is not eating, and tells Nina – who stayed the night at the Corinthos’ home on the couch – that he feels great.  Then, he tells Nina to stop telling him what to do and to stay out of his way.

Nina panics and calls Britt (Kelly Thiebaud) at the hospital worried that Sonny is off his meds, and she needs medical advice on what to do about it.  Britt tells Nina it’s important to get Sonny to a doctor and not argue with him, but to get him to acknowledge he is having a manic episode.

After the call, Nina asks Sonny not to leave and to explain bipolar disorder to her. He replies it’s like a nightmare but that’s not what’s happening now. Then, he grabs her wrists hard as she stands at the door, as he wants to leave, and Nina tells him, she is hurting her.  Sonny has a moment of realization and insists he does not hurt women. Sonny asks Nina if she is now afraid of him?  She tells him she isn’t. All of a sudden, Sonny feels exhausted.  He sits with Nina and starts to cry and admits he has been off his meds.  She gets him to agree that he needs to see Dr. Sullivan and get a refill.

Sonny and Nina arrive at GH, and Britt shows them to an examining room. Nina wants to make sure he’s OK, before she exits, but Sonny wants to make sure he did not injure her wrists. Nina says she is OK, but you could tell she is emotional from the entire encounter she went through with Sonny.

Maurice Benard took to Twitter within the last 24 hours stating about the storyline which is throwing Sonny’s love life in turmoil and working opposite both Laura Wright (Carly) and Cynthia Watros: “I go where ever it is best for the show and fortunately right now this story is doing well, even better than well, now you may not want to hear that. You already know I love Laura and Cynthia. I keep saying this is between history and change, I think after 20 years change is good.”

So, what did you think of the scenes between Nina and Sonny? Do you agree with us that Nina seeing Sonny having a manic episode will draw them closer together? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Helena, Jennifer Smith & The Ice Princess: What Did You Think of Luke Spencer’s Memorial?

Friday’s episode of General Hospital brought the highly-anticipated story around the apparent death of Port Charles iconic, Luke Spencer (Tony Geary), although many fans, and even some of the cast of the show, are not sold that Luke is “dead” dead.

During the show, characters spoke of some of the history of Luke in Port Charles, most especially Luke’s sister, Bobbie played by Jackie Zeman.  Throughout the years, Zeman is at her best when she is given material through the writing of the show to connect to the history of Luke and Bobbie.  She did so when Bobbie was remembering how Luke came to Port Charles to help her break up Scotty and Laura, in a discussion with her daughter, Carly (Laura Wright).

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As everyone is gathering at the Haunted Star to pay their respects to Luke, Curtis (Donnell Turner) arrives to support Laura (Genie Francis), Felicia (Kristina Wagner) and Anna (Finola Hughes) arrive together, Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) and Ava (Maura West), as well as Spencer (Nicholas Alexander Chavez  also show up. It is through Nikolas’ conversation with Laura that we learn why Luke’s sons, Ethan and Lucky, can’t make the funeral and, of course, we know why Luke’s daughter Lulu can’t make it because she is in a coma!

Victor (Charles Shaughnessy) shows up and snipes at everyone and then leaves.  Tracy (Jane Elliot), who has arranged the memorial, is with an urn supposedly filled with Luke’s ashes and Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) finds her on the deck of the Haunted Star and talks her into giving her planned eulogy.

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Meanwhile, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) finds his dad, Sonny (Maurice Benard) drinking at Charlie’s, and later Scott (Kin Shriner) and Robert (Tristan Rogers) stop in and heated words are exchanged between Sonny and Scott. Victor shows up and instead of Scott and Sonny pummeling each other, they get into a fight against Victor.

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As Scott and Robert are about to be on their way to the Haunted Star, Scott stays behind because of his past with Luke.  Then, Sonny tried to patch things up with Carly before they head to the memorial.

Back on the yacht, Anna and Felicia find a note and a flash drive, after hearing a commotion on the yacht.  When the note says “play me”, none other than Helena Cassadine (Constance Towers) addresses Luke’s friends and family from apparently the great beyond.  As Helena spews her venom against Luke, Laura has enough and pulls the plug on Helena’s video speech.  Tracy looks concerned, like she may want to hear whatever else Helena had to say.

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Next, Tracy does her best in short order to eulogize Luke.  That is juxtaposed with Scott trashing Luke.  Later, by herself on the deck, Tracy spreads Luke’s ashes over the waters of Port Charles. Back on the pier, Scott relishes Luke being gone, and that he is still standing saying, “You lose you son of a bitch!” Just then Luke’s ashes blow in into his face.  When Bobbie arrives, and see Scott full of ashes, she asks what happened.  Scott says, “I caught the bouquet,” an obvious nod to the Luke and Laura wedding of the past, where Scott returned at their wedding and caught the wedding bouquet.

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Back on the Haunted Star, Tracy then has a gift in hand for Laura, but she tells Tracy if that’s the Ice Princess she does not want anything to do with it, and tells Tracy to keep it.  Spencer sees this go down and his interest on the diamond is instantly piqued.

Back at Charlie’s bar, Victor has an ominous toast to Luke saying, “The good people of your fair city are in for a big surprise!”

At the Haunted Star, dressed in black with black veil, Jennifer Smith reveals herself to a shocked Laura.

So, what did you think of Luke’s memorial episode? Favorite parts of it? Least favorite? Share your thoughts in the comment section. But first, check out Helena’s videotaped speech and Tracy’s eulogy to Luke below.

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(WATCH) GH’s Genie Francis Shares: “I Just Have a Hard Time Believing, In My Heart, That The Great Luke Spencer Died in an Accident”

Today’s Friday episode of General Hospital, is set to feature the funeral of the iconic Luke Spencer (Tony Geary).

While family and friends will gather on the Haunted Star to memorialize him, what been teased by the ABC daytime drama is it will also set a whole storyline in motion.

ABC7 entertainment guru, George Pennacchio, spoke to several of the GH cast, who are involved in the episode including: Luke Spencer’s long-time love, Laura played by Genie Francis.

Francis exclaimed on the whole story: “I just have a hard time believing, in my heart, that the great Luke Spencer died in an accident.  No one stays dead on a soap. I don’t know how many times I’ve been dead. Really!”

Genie added: “I feel like they’re setting the stage, really, for a wonderful comeback and I’m going to keep my fingers crossed for that.”

Luke’s longtime friend played by Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio) shared: “And has it actually happened? I mean, frankly, we have a little urn about this big that’s supposed to contain him and that’s it.”

And Luke’s sister, Bobbie, played by Jackie Zeman, also weighed-in if Luke is really a-goner: “Sometimes you get these little red herrings so, as you know, George, you know, you never really know.”

Watch Pennacchio chat with the GH stars below.

Now weigh-in, do you believe Luke is very much alive and well? Held captive, or “dead” dead? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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