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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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GH’s Michael E. Knight Chats On: Taking on the Role of Martin Grey, Friendship with James Patrick Stuart, and All My Children’s Tad

Last Thursday night during a livestream interview, General Hospital’s Michael E. Knight chatted with Michael Fairman on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel about returning to daytime in the role of legal eagle Martin Grey, and mixing it up with some of the most famous notables and actors that currently and historically have graced the screens on the ABC daytime drama series.

In case you missed it, the replay of the conversation with three-time Daytime Emmy winner is now available.  During the chat, Knight reveals what is has been like to play the on-screen half-brother of Genie Francis (Laura), if he enjoys the courtroom scenes in which Martin had to defend some of the most notorious in town including Nelle Benson (Chloe Lanier), and more.

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Fans of GH are also enjoying the romantic pairing of Lucy Coe and Martin, pairing Knight with another soap vet, Lynn Herring.  Michael shares that it’s nice to see, and appreciates, the writers creating a fun relationship for a couple that is middle-aged instead of always seeing the younger sets escapades all of the time on daytime TV.

All My Children fans, of course, recall Michael’s memorable performances through the years as Tad Martin, where he became synonymous with Pine Valley.  After AMC came to its conclusion in 2011 on ABC and 2013 with Prospect Park, Knight finally returned to soaps in 2015 in the recurring role of Dr. Simon Neville on The Young and the Restless before joining the cast of GH in 2019.

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During the interview, Michael shares behind the scenes stories of working with his on-screen parents, Mary Fickett (Ruth) and Ray MacDonnell (Joe), his enduring on-screen love story with Dixie (Cady McClain), and the heyday of AMC in story, with his on-screen sister, Jenny played by Kim Delaney. When Michael came to GH, viewers recall he actually got to share an inside moment with Kim and the fans, when Martin met Jackie Templeton, then played by Delaney.

During the livestream, Michael recalled several of Tad’s wives, and when one fan asked if Cady McClain might come to GH as Dixie, and that maybe she could be a woman from Martin’s past, Knight shared that it could be interesting.

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In a surprise appearance later in the livestream, James Patrick Stuart (Valentin, GH), who has an enduring friendship with Michael, and happened to be at Knight’s house, shared some memories of his time as Will Cortlandt on All My Children. Now decades later, things have come full-circle for the good friends as they share screen-time on General Hospital as Valentin and Martin.

Stuart is a Daytime Emmy nominee this year for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category at the upcoming 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, and we took a moment to congratulate him on being acknowledged by his peers for the second year in a row.  Currently, James is pulling double duty shooting his Disney+ show, Villains of Valley View, while also taping GH.

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Watch the replay of the livestream with Michael E. Knight below.

Then let us know, are you enjoying Martin and Lucy together? What do you think of the idea of Cady McClain coming to GH? Do you want to see more Valentin and Martin scenes? And, what are your favorite memories of Michael’s time as Tad on All My Children? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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General Hospital Tapes 15,000th Episode; Featuring Genie Francis with Almost Every Single Cast Member Appearing in It

On Thursday, ABC’s General Hospital reached yet another milestone in its illustrious history. The daytime drama taped its 15,000 episode.

During the tape day, the cast, crew and creatives posed for a photo on set to mark the occasion with cake.

GH’s 15,000 episode will air next month on June 17th.

ABC 7’s entertainment guru, George Pennacchio was on set with a first-hand report, interviewing the likes of Genie Francis (Laura), Maurice Benard (Sonny) and the show’s executive producer, Frank Valentini.

From the sounds of it, the 15K episode will center around the character of Laura, and according to Valentini, “It will be happy, it will be sad, it will be dark, it will be scary, it will be fun, it will be thrilling and it will be exciting, but most importantly it will have almost every single cast member in it.”

Check out the segment and on set report from Pennacchio below.

Now, let us know if you are excited to see the 15K episode of GH via the comment below and congratulate the long-running soap for another historic milestone.

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TONIGHT: General Hospital’s Michael E. Knight Live! – 8 PM ET/5 PM PST

General Hospital’s Michael E. Knight stops by to chat with Michael Fairman for a very special conversation on The Michael Fairman Channel streaming live beginning at 8 PM ET/ 5 PM PT.

The three-time Daytime Emmy-winner and beloved daytime veteran will talk on his role of Martin Grey on the ABC daytime drama series, working with the likes of Genie Francis (Laura), Chloe Lanier (Nelle), Jeff Kober (Cyrus), James Patrick Stuart (Valentin), Lynn Herring (Lucy), and more.

In addition, Knight will discuss his time as Pine Valley’s Tad Martin on All My Children.  A role that started his career, and that he played for decades, that made him a household name in daytime.  Michael will share inside stories of working with some of his favorite co-stars on the former daytime drama and much more.

To watch the livestream check out the video below, or head on over to You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel and make sure to ‘subscribe’.

If you have any questions for Michael, you can post them here, or join us in the live chat and comment there.  We look forward to tonight’s conversation with Michael.

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