General Hospital has just celebrated it’s 52nd Anniversary, being the longest running Daytime Drama on air today. The anniversary episode went out with a bang, revealing a HUGE secret the Spencer family has been holing back all these years.
Fan’s emotions we all over the map as they watched a young Luke Spencer, played by the extremely talented Joey Luthman, a feisty teen Patricia Spencer played by the lovely Chloe Lanier, along with Laura Wright who played Luke’s mother, a young Bobbie Spencer, and Tony Geary who played Luke’s alcoholic, abusive father.
As the story unfolded, fans, along with the Spencer clan, learned that Luke Spencer accidentally killed his own mother ironically, as he was trying to protect her from his father. Ultimately, Luke’s anger toward his abusive father lead him to kill him as well. Luke has been burying this night away in his memory bank, suppressing the traumatic events. Thus resulting in the current story line where Luke has been acting evil, with an alter ego, and having DID.
People Magazine reports that General Hospital has a big event planned for the month of May. On May 15th and 18th, the cast and crew of General Hospital will air LIVE from Los Angeles as a continuation of the 52nd anniversary, celebratory episode.
Executive Producer, Frank Valentini reports, “Taking such an iconic show such as General Hospital live for two days is both exhilarating and risky.” He continues on saying, “I am enormously proud of our cast, crew, and staff for all their tireless dedication and hard work that will be leading up to this daytime television event. It’s live television and absolutely anything can happen, but that is what’s fun about this and we’re absolutely up to the challenge.”
During the episodes, fans will be able to engage with the actors in a live conversation via Twitter with hashtag #GHLive.