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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”

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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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Carolyn
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Luke is alive, they would only kill him off if he died in real life. It’s all story related

Soaphound
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First we had Julian’s demise, then Sonny’s “death”, then Jason, then Liam, now Luke? Is this the only way they hope to keep our attention? The death of Liam should have proven that there are great stories to be mined among “supporting” players like Sasha & Brando, Chase, Olivia. We don’t need Sonny and Clumping Carly in on every story and I’m sure Carly will make Luke’s death all about her. Unless there’s a big reveal here, I’m not looking forward to it. Yet.

Violet Lemm
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Soaphound,
Hi, I know I forget things, but am I now imagining things as well? I could have sworn that old Uncle Victor told someone on the phone, brazenly that he had neutralized Luke.

Pat Reid
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Pat Reid

He did

Celia
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Celia

Exactly, Soaphound—I said Luke’s death is a fabrication when Traci first announced it. Just one thing—-whose ashes were “blowing in the wind” off that makeshift ship? I also, did not miss the “neutralization” part. This is a tease which only tells me that, as usual, the writers develop the plot as they go along. They don’t even know which way this storyline will go. And, Shaughnessy? He su€ks in the role of Victor. Not a Greek hair on his head—everything about him is British—-mannerisms and all. My brother-in-law is a native of Greece—-he has a distinct quality which inherently adheres… Read more »

Shelby Pippin
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Shelby Pippin

No I think he’s coming back

anne
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anne

I agree that it is possible Tony Geary will return to GH for a short time.

Darlene Graham
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Darlene Graham

I believe Luke Spencer is way too big of an icon & hero to have died in such a random accident. I think Victor Cassadine has him locked up on the Cassadine estate in greece along with Jason Morgan, Holly Sutton and hopefully Morgan Corinthos. And somehow in the near future Luke and Jason will figure out a way to escape & bring all of them home to Port Charles at least briefly for some of them.

Satan
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Satan

Why would Morgan Corinthos be on Cassadine Island??

Yeah, he’s probably out there somewhere (he’s definitely not in Hell) but it wouldn’t make any sense for him to be held prisoner by the Cassadines.

I’m not even sure why they would have Holly, really, but she is the most likely candidate for the woman whom Drew heard screaming from a nearby cell while he was there. I suppose they could have used her as bait to draw Luke into a trap.

Jason, of course. The island was his last known location, so it’s completely reasonable that he’s still there.

brian
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brian

I like your story outline. Let’s see Luke and Holly… but i am still ok without the other two for now, then it will be the Carly / Sonny show, I am on team Nina.

hollyoaksboi
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hollyoaksboi

Luke Spencer may be an icon but he’s no hero. Even this character/writers were self-aware enough to have Tracy say at the memorial that he didn’t want to be called a hero. I know it won’t happen but I hope the rapist stays dead.

anne
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anne

As long as Anthony Geary is alive Luke Spencer will not stay dead! Even if Anthony Geary does not return to the GH canvas the writers will come up with a story line where Tracy finds Luke alive.

Patty
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Patty

No. Not really dead. Just the “soap opera death.” We all know no one’s really dead on a soap. Two Cassadines–Victor and Queen C, and now a Smith!? And Holly’s held captive? Oh sooo many plots could come from this!! I can see Tony Geary making a brief comeback. Can’t wait!

Satan
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Satan

Helena is still in Hell. That video taped message was recorded years ago, because she figured she would probably be down here long before Luke shuffled off his own mortal coil.

Of course, Laura probably pulled the plug on the message too soon, as Helena probably had some sort of nefarious plot she had arranged to kick off upon the release of this video. Eventually somebody’s going to watch the whole thing. Probably Spencer, as the return of his not so dead Uncle Victor has given him a whole new interest in Cassadine family history.

anne
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anne

GH would never kill Luke Spencer permanently. The long time fans would be outraged. GH and Disney would never hear the end of it. I think the producers are working on persuading Anthony Geary to return to the GH canvas for as long as he is willing to stay.

Steve
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Steve

If Geary were to return, it would almost assuredly be for a limited story arc lasting weeks – not months.

The more likely outcome is some sort of scene filmed in Amsterdam showing Luke alive just bring Luke.

Karen McEachern
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Karen McEachern

Luke is not dead. Long time fans and his fellow actors know this to be true. They’ll be a future storyline where he is resurrected. Hope lives eternal.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I think this death of Luke Spencer is a red herring sort of thing. Just something to throw us off what Uncle Victor has been up to and is continuing to do.

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Bryan Craig Teases His Role in Upcoming ‘Joker’ Sequel

Former General Hospital star and two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan Corinthos) has been quite busy these days with his continuing role on Freeform’s Good Trouble and now the biggest tease of all!

Craig took to his Instagram account and posted an intriguing pic, which from all indications mean he has landed a part in the upcoming motion picture Joker sequel Folie à Deux! (“Madness for Two”).

Because details on the upcoming film have been top secret, Craig erased his character’s name on his cast parking sign when he posted the image.

What we do know is that the upcoming Joker sequel will see the return of Joaquin Phoenix in his Oscar-winning role as Arthur Fleck. The cast includes Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn, plus Brendan Gleeson, Zazie Beets, and Catherine Keener.

The film is due out in 2024.

Looking forward to seeing Bryan in Folie à Deux? Comment below.

 

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GH’s Parry Shen Delivers the ‘Power Performance of the Week’

How many of us have lost, or had to say goodbye to our best friend? Somehow fate or illness intervenes and cuts short someone you share so many memories with.

On last Thursday’s episode of General Hospital, Dr. Britt Westbourne’s (Kelly Thiebaud) family and friends gathered for her memorial at the GH chapel.  However, viewers knew of the special connection between Britt and her bestie, Brad Cooper (Parry Shen).

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Devastated at losing Britt, upset that she never told him she about her diagnosis with Huntington’s Disease, and mourning her death, Brad comes to her former office, where Britt was the Co-Chief of Staff at the hospital. After exchanging heartfelt moments with Britt’s mother, the grieving Liesl (Kathleen Gati), and Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Brad (with a paper bag in hand) spends some time alone in Britt’s former office, which has now been cleaned out.

Next, Brad takes out a carton of ice cream (for those who know the back-story, Britt and Brad would sit together each with ice cream and watch the red carpet at the Nurses’ Ball on TV and hoot and howl at the residents of Port Charles), and thus begins a very emotional and five-hankie moment, where Brad recalls all the key moments in their friendship.

Parry Shen was so touching in this scene, that if you have been a fans of Britt and Brad’s friendship, we are sure you shed some tears.

Later, during the memorial, Brad is pained listening to the others eulogize Britt, and when it is his turn to speak, he does his best to get through it and pay homage to his best friend.

We will miss the Brad and Britt friendship as will many GH viewers for it was one-of-a-kind on the soaps – two originally, not so nice people, doing bad things and finding common ground with each other, and eventually turning their lives around and being there to support each other.

For all of these scenes mentioned above, Michael Fairman TV names Parry Shen’s work, the Power Performance of the Week.  You can check out a clip featuring Shen below.

Now, let us know, what did you think of Parry’s Performance during Britt’s memorial episode? Comment below.

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Marcus Coloma On His GH Exit: “I Don’t Know Why That Decision Was Made, But I Don’t Feel Any ill Will and I Didn’t Feel I Got Fired”

This week, GH fans saw Adam Huss returning to the ABC soap opera as Nikolas Cassadine to finish out the rest of the scenes originally intended to be played by Marcus Coloma who ended his three-year run on the show a tad early.

As has been previously reported, Coloma came down with Covid-19 as his final tape days neared, and a decision was made for him to not return to finish off his last run of episodes.

With all the rumors and stances taken by everyone involved, Coloma was the special guest on this week’s episode of the That’s Awesome Podcast hosted by Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson and discussed his departure from the long-running daytime drama series.

Marcus expressed that when he took the role on GH, he was excited to be in that kind of environment (working on a soap opera), and only signed on for three years.  However, as time went by it became more difficult to reconcile leaving when his contract was up, sharing: “You fall in love with the crew and everybody along with it. So, two and a half years in, this decision that was so clear in the beginning is getting complicated.”

The actor added that while, “I knew the end was coming, it wasn’t like GH was saying, ‘Hey, Marcus, we want you to stay.’  There was no negotiation … and all I can say to that is I don’t know why that decision was made, but I don’t feel any ill will and I didn’t feel like I got fired. It just felt like … there was maybe an understanding that I was going to be there for three years. The big surprise is how much it hurt. Even though I knew I was going to leave.”

In the end, Coloma reflected that this may have concluded as it should, adding, “I really do have some big goals and those goals would have never been realized if I would have stayed. That’s not to take anything away from GH because I admire everything about it.”

Watch the episode of That’s Awesome featuring Coloma below.

Then weigh-in, what do you think of Marcus’ thoughts on his exit as GH’s Nikolas Cassadine? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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