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Tony Geary speaks on GH game-changing reveal… the driver who killed Jake!

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Today’s episode of General Hospital had a huge Friday cliffhanger, when it was revealed which character ran down and killed Little Jake!  When the dust settles, it turns out that it’s none other than Luke Spencer! You can just imagine the drama that unfolds on next week’s episodes of GH when all of PC learns that Luke was drinking at the time of the accident and did the deed.

TV Guide has an absolutely sensational and revealing interview out today with Anthony Geary (Luke) about what he calls, “his greatest acting challenge” and something Geary is excited to see play out.    Here are a just a few juicy excerpts!

Geary on how would Luke ever get over the fact he killed a 4-year-old child: “He doesn’t. I think this ghost will haunt him forever. For the first time, I cannot even guess where my character will be in six months. This is a real life changer for Luke, and I’m thrilled. People have asked me, “Why would you want to be the guy who killed a child?” Hello, we’re acting. This is drama. I’m not trying to save anybody’s reputation here. I’m looking for the strongest material I can get my hands on. And this is pretty darn strong stuff. I’m not here to be popular or to create a character that’s loved by millions. If that happens, fine, but the opportunity to embrace this material is something I would never, ever walk away from.”

Geary on how Lucky reacts to the news that Luke is the perp! “Lucky blames the alcohol but Luke sees this as Lucky’s deep need to hate the alcohol so that he doesn’t hate Luke. Again, Luke doesn’t want to blame the booze. He wants to take full responsibility for what he’s done, which is a really warped kind of nobility. He’s a perverse man. He’s real damaged goods, and you’ll see a lot of that damage in the way he handles this crisis. I think this will be the closest Luke has ever come to suicide. [Laughs] I become instantly unpopular whenever people ask me, “How would you like to see Luke to leave the show?” And I say, “I’d like him to kill himself.” It seems the only appropriate way for a superman to go.”

Geary on his initial thought he was told Luke would be the guy who ran down little Jake: GH head writer, Bob Guza pitched the idea to me because he wanted to make sure I was OK with it, and of course I was all for it. In all my years on GH, I don’t think Luke has ever had anything so important happen in his life.”

What do you think of the decision to make Luke the PC resident who hit little Jake? Let us know.

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Kim
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Kim

Tony can handle just about anything.

Keia
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Keia

I love Tony Geary, and have complete faith that he will knock this storyline out of the park as only HE can!

This fan will make sure that she doesn’t miss a moment of his performance and this storyline!

Chris
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Chris

I called it the other day on Twitter. I am confident it will be very compelling.

It is a very difficult thing, and it will be something that Luke will never truly be forgiven for.

Sondra
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Sondra

Now would be the time to bring Laura back, healthy and a strong woman to support Luke.

Sue
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Sue

I agree, now is the time to bring Laura back!!

sus
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sus

AMEN to THAT Sondra!!! Luke has been in a place where desperation, alcohol and the ghosts of his past has made him do the unforgiveable… but with the help of one of our favorite female characters, who wanted to understand not judge.. some of us were lucky enough to go on the ride of a life time.. an amazing tale of miscommunicaiton, understanding, forgiveness, adventure and love.. the likes daytime had never seen before… might we get excited in GH.. and think we may be going down that path again??? I sure hope so. Mr. Geary is an amazing actor,… Read more »

kay killgore
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kay killgore

Is this his swan song ? If it is let Genie Francis play this out with him no matter what their personal differences are off camera. Contrary to what they have written in the last few years she was his moral compass! The decade of Luke & Laura fans deserve that! These are two actors who plyed off well with each other! Guza throw us a bone for old times sake!

Belinda Hercule
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Belinda Hercule

I wish it had been Lisa Niles so Johnny could see what his playing around caused but I know Tony G will play this storyline well. I figured it would be him and this is a good way to bring in a drunk driver storyline but how does he tell his wife he killed a Q heir?

andrea R.
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andrea R.

This whole storyline makes me angry.

eiwcakeff
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eiwcakeff

Must be time for a visit to Amsterdam he was pretty straightforward but it would have resonated more if it actually had been carly–then jm would have to make a real decision other that which black tshirt to where. he could have gone to EW and explained and she would have taken the blame for that also. Nothing will happen to him so what is the big deal-jake is just dead and the only person who will suffer long term is EW which was the point of this f**ked up s/l to make her crazy so they could get rid… Read more »

Doe
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Doe

I did suspect before the reveal that it might be Luke because you saw him being very noble towards Lucky and Elizabeth and being in a lot more scenes than we have seen him. I think we will be seeing Tony Geary at his best, which we know there is nobody better. I am happy that Bob Guza is giving him this story……

Robin
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Robin

I thought it might be Luke because he ran around telling people it might be Carly. Funny how he forgot to tell those same people he was on the list. Only Tony could handle this story line. Since it started, there hasn’t been a day that I haven’t cried, really cried. I haven’t fast forwarded through anyone either.

Kim
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Kim

I don’t believe it. I think we will eventually find out that Franco is responsible.

rp
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rp

This is the end of LnL at last. They couldn’t bring themselves to kill the characters, so they’ll just make us wish they had. Luke was pathetic before, now he’s disgusting and repulsive. If they must play out this little “drama” I hope Luke is shunned by everyone on the east coast (and France) and is denied his blaze of glory exit in favor of a long boring exit into a prison for way past the life of this show. Glad TG is so happy with his acting challenge. Maybe this will be his next emmy. I don’t think I’ll… Read more »

Sondra
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Sondra

Well, Tony’s fans don’t care, if you care or watch. Just turn off your television and save yourself the agony of watching Mr. Geary perform some of his best work.

ethel
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ethel

omg!!! i was just speechless…………….however luke will absolutely awesome in this storyline!!

tamara
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tamara

They should bring back Genie Francis. She has a huge fanbase wanting her to return. This would make for great storytelling for Laura to come and save Luke from himself. Guza probably wont’ do it but it would be great for ratings.

Ann
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Ann

I agree, it is the perfect time to bring Laura back! She is the only one that will be able to help Luke! Tony Geary is an amazing actor, and I no doubt he will knock this out of the park. My only concern is the writing. Given GH’s recent history-I hope this storyline is developed the way it should be.

Robin
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Robin

Forget saving Luke, she needs to be there for Lucky!! Was shocked to see Bobbie wasn’t used here. Her child needed her, as did her grandchild.

Heidi
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Heidi

First… so glad it wasn’t Carly! I love the Carly / Jason relationship! So wishing it could have been Lisa and we could send her on her way. I agree Tony Geary will do the acting and story justice… as he is a very talented actor. However… this is storyline is just too emotional and dark and will have long range impact. Yes… I also agree it would be great to get Genie back as Laura and she could help Luke if the story is done right. I am not liking this storyline much and will be glad to see… Read more »

Susan
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Susan

This storyline stinks to high heaven. No doubt this storyline is right up TG’s alley and he will bring it full force into his acting, but I really hope ultimately it turns out to be someone other than Luke in the end. Psycho crazy Lisa Niles maybe. Sounds like something she’d do without a second thought. I guess what really bothers is that it sounds like Guza is systematicly trying to rid himself vets he deems unnecessary for future storylines. My question to you Michael is this: Is Guza trying to rid himself of older viewers as well? or Is… Read more »

Tricia
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Tricia

Susan ICAM, every website I visit regarding GH has viewers complaining of the destruction of this once great soap, and in every case its on the writers. Story line and out of character writing, too many new characters, not enough Vet’s . The biggest complaint aside from the killing of Jake, is where the hell were Monica and Bobby. How did Robin know Jake was Jasons, why was Jason able to watch the surgery, but Liz a nurse who worked there not allowed to seen him? and I seriously have been saying this for awhile, but I truly believe they… Read more »

Susan
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Susan

I find it odd that Guza think a kidney transplant is the “cure all” for Wilms tumor. All the tests and lab work can be done in a day. The viewers are not that stupid. I know what you are going to say Michael. “When watching a soap opera, you’re suppose a certain amount of suspension in what you believe.” I agree on that point, but in turn can the writers please not insult the intelligence of the soap opera. They drag on meaningless strories for years and years. But a powerful medical story is finished in two or threl… Read more »

Robin Scorpio
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Robin Scorpio

I am one of GH’s biggest fans. I record it everyday so that way i can watch it when i get home from work. Its so sad that Jake had to be taken off the show.

DaisyADay
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DaisyADay

GH is the show that I have to keep up with. I DVR all my shows and GH is the first soap I watch. I have never been a fan of Luke and Laura – can’t get past the fact that he raped Laura and she ended up marrying him. The best relationship that Luke has has had is Tracy Q. – I think there is a redeeming quality to Tracy’s love for Luke. If anyone can redeem this man’s soul is her. It would be a great mistake to bring Laura back now. BTW, I think Guza is an… Read more »

squeak
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squeak

Ok. It is a good story line. driving while drunk, killing someone, even it is a soap opera, happens in real life all the time. Maybe GH is trying to bring awareness to the problem. I dont know. But anyway awesome acting keeps making me cry growls lol. I had to walk away from the tv it got to me that bad. I just hope this story line they are going to slowly make geary leave gh:(

audrey
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audrey

I hate it that Luke was revealed as the person who killed Jake.I am hoping down the line that Franco is revealed as the one that did it and planted the dna material to make it look like Luke did it.Love Tony’s acting as well as all of Gh cast.To bad they killed off Theo he could have made a lot of peoples lives a living hell on gh.

Lizbeth
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Lizbeth

Genie is not worth what GH has become, although Laura’s character might give it some new depth and life… Luke’s character has become two dimensional, and even he couldn’t save this tired story line. I used to have great respect for Tony and his acting craft, but he seems too self-absorbed these days to make his material work. (Although I can;t say the writing isn’t mostly to blame.)

MartinaK.
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MartinaK.

I’m so sad for what GH has become meanwhile. There are so few real love stories with happy ending these days in real lifes so why couldn’t they let that supercouple LnL stay happy til the end??? Whould have been a such help in a world of cold emotions and break off families. LnL have been an idol love storie for Millions of People – so bad they spoiled it and took all those love and hope and joy away for us now!! I got shocked about the last talking scene between Luke and Lucky. They made a caracter of… Read more »

Tidus
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Tidus

I’m glad they made Luke the one who killed Jake. I have dispised Luke for a long time. Now they need to make him pay for it.

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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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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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