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The Latest on Tony Geary as Luke Spencer and Fluke

General Hospital fans have been quite concerned with the status of legendary actor Tony Geary. Lately there has been news surrounding the personal health of Geary and what that means for his role as the iconic Luke Spencer on ABC’s General Hospital.

As General Hospital Blog has previously reported, Tony Geary underwent two back surgeries during his time off from General Hospital. Due to a long recovery time, and more extensive operation that initially expected, the last report noted that Luke/Fluke would be away from the canvas for the remainder of the Summer.

Fans are still wondering when we will all find out who Fluke really is, and with Geary being away from work, it has been confirmed that Tony Geary will not be reprising his role as Luke Spencer and/or Fluke until this coming October.

As far as any further news related to the return of Tony Geary to General Hospital and his characters Luke and Fluke back to Port Charles, nothing has been confirmed that would lead us to believe that Geary won’t be returning despite recent rumors. We will do our best to keep you informed on this news as we all hope and pray that Geary makes a speedy recovery and will be lighting up our screen very soon.

Please refer to our June 26th, 2014 article, Tony Geary Talks Fluke and Personal Health for the full story.

A New Lucky Spencer Could Be on His Way to PC

Lucky Spencer is the son of legendary lovers Lucas Lorenzo (Luke) Spencer (Tony Geary) and the beautiful Laura Spencer (Genie Francis). He is the half brother of Prince Nikolas Cassadine (Tyler Christopher) and the ex-husband of the lovely Elizabeth Webber (Rebecca Herbst), among many other connections in Port Charles.

Lucky left Port Charles after being betrayed and hurt by the love of his life, Elizabeth and his own brother, Nikolas. Liz and Nik were best friends for many years. In more recent years, after being on and off again with Liz’s great love Lucky, and Nikolas losing his true love and Liz’s best friend Emily, Nik and Liz grew to be more than friends. There relationship became romantic and was a steamy love affair. Lucky’s heart belonged to Elizabeth at the time and Liz was torn between the two brothers. When Lucky found out that he had been betrayed by the two people he cared for most, he ultimately ended up leaving town.

Since actor and portrayer of Lucky Spencer, Jonathan Jackson is now on ABC’s hit series, Nashville, it doesn’t look like we will be seeing him reprise his role as Lucky any time soon.

There have been recent rumors circulating regarding Lucky returning to GH and who will be playing him. It seems like General Hospital has been getting a few stars from NBC’s The Young and the Restless, such as Michelle Stafford (Nina Clay) and possibly Billy Miller who has been reported to play the new Jason Morgan this August. The most current news regarding a new Lucky is that Y&R star Michael Muhney will be cast to play General Hospital’s Lucky Spencer. Recently, he and actor Rick Hearts (Ric Lansing) have been quite friendly with their twitter exchanges. There is a possibility that the two have gotten to know one another taping on the set of GH. With Michael Muhney’s recent departure from Y&R, it is likely that this rumor will come true in the near future.

General Hospital Blog will keep fans posted on any concrete news from executives that confirm this casting rumor. In the mean time, hang tight and keep watching GH!

Does Nina Have a Conscience?

As Nina sits at Rafe’s bedside, she thanks him for being able to keep her secret. With the death of she and Silas’ nephew Rafe, the truth about what Nina is up to will die with him. Since Rafe saw Nina able to walk, and overheard her telling Rosalie she wants to take down Silas and Sam, Nina’s optimal situation would be if Rafe died. After she tells a brain dead Rafe that she will give him a big funeral with all the trimmings, he suddenly grabs her hands and opens his eyes. Friday afternoon fans were ecstatic at the fact that Rafe may actually live. Not only is Rafe a great character, Jimmy Deshler a fantastic young actor, but the story line would be that much sweeter. That would have been an unexpected twist if Rafe were to stick it to Nina and actually live. However, the closer and closer it gets to the follow up episode, it looks as though Nina’s mind was just playing tricks on her. In a headline from ABC’s General Hospital itself, it says, “Nina’s conscience gets to her. Will she come clean with Silas.” That seems to be an indication right there that Rafe isn’t really awake, but the idea of what happened to him is haunting Nina. The next question is, will Nina come clean and tell Silas about her involvement in all of this? My guess is no way. She may have a split second of a guilty conscience for what she has done, but it will doubtfully be enough for her to come forward. She plans on destroying Silas in any way she can and up next she will make her move to break up Silas and Sam.

Oh how we wish Rafe was actually awake. To be sure, don’t forget to watch GH today at 2PM Eastern! Share this post if you wish Rafe to live!

Will Patrick Fall for Sam and Still Keep the Secret About Jason?

Sam and Patrick have been friends for a long time. They have been there for each other through the hard times. Patrick was the one who operated on Jason when his life was hanging in the balance. He saved Jason for Sam and only Sam. At that time, Patrick blamed Jason for the death of Robin, as she was trying to come up with a cure for Jason in the lab when it blew up. Dr. Drake was hesitant to perform surgery on Jason to due the nature of his career. He felt that Jason’s life wasn’t worth saving until Sam stepped in and pleaded with him to save Jason so she wouldn’t be left without a husband.

Sam was there for Patrick when he needed a shoulder to lean on when he was trying to let go of Robin in order to move on with Sabrina. Patrick gave Sam advice when she was unsure about her relationship with Silas. Sam also was in Patrick’s corner when Robin decided to leave him and Emma shortly after finally being reunited with her family. Unknowingly to Sam, Robin is away trying to save Jason’s life and Patrick is keeping the secret from Sam.

Patrick has recently suffered the tragedy of losing his son in a car accident. His good friend and P.I. Sam, has been helping him through it all emotional as well as aiding in the investigation to find out who caused their car to run off the road. Through this journey together, Patrick and Sam have grown much closer. They found out that the car that ran Patrick and Sabrina off the road belonged to Silas, and the one driving the night of the accident was Rafe. Rafe is Silas’ nephew and Sam’s foster son. Sam is even standing by Patrick after the operation on Rafe took a turn for the worse which left her foster son brain dead.

As Sam and Patrick grow closer, they may even fall in love. However, Patrick is keeping a very large secret from Sam. Will Patrick’s guilt keep him from taking a step towards a romantic relationship with Sam? Or will Patrick fall in love with her just as Jason is due to return to Port Charles?

If Sam and Patrick begin a romantic relationship, when it comes out that Patrick has known this whole time that Jason could possibly be brought back to her, it is hard to believe that Sam would ever forgive him. Perhaps Patrick should come clean before they get involved romantically.

Is Samtrick a good idea? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below.

 

Teresa Castillo Tweets About Her Return to General Hospital

Teresa Castillo’s character Sabrina Santiago has had a lot of ups and downs in her seemingly short time living in Port Charles. She moved to Port Charles to begin her career in nursing as a way to follow in her Mother’s footsteps. Sabrina’s mother was also a nurse. She passed away some time ago and now that Sabrina is grown she wanted to become a nurse and take care of others just as her mother did.

Shortly after arriving in Port Charles and landing a job at GH, she set her sights on Dr. Patrick Drake. Not knowing he was the husband of the (then) late Dr. Robin Scorpio Drake, she fell deeper and deeper for Patrick as time went on. She soon found out who he actually was, but she was battling with Dr. Britt Westbourne for his affections. Soon after Sabrina won her man, Robin turned up alive and made her debut at what was suppsoed to be Sabrina and Patrick’s wedding. After Patrick ultimately chose his wife Robin over Sabrina, Sabrina learned she was pregnant with Patrick’s baby. Robin left town at the request of Victor Cassadine in an atempt to being he rbest frined Jason Morgan back to life. Jason, along with a couple Cassadines, has been cryogenically frozen and only the skills of Dr. Robin Scorpio have the chance of bringing them back. Meanwhile, back in PC, Patrick, Sabrina, and Emma were involved in a serious car accident. The accident cause Sabrina to go into preterm labor. Shortly after she delivered baby Gabriel, he passed away. Patrick and Sabrina lost their child.

This all led up to the departure of Teresa Castillo’s character. Sabrina left Port Charles with her cousin Juan Santiago (Michael Saucedo) and went back to Puerto Rico to be with the rest of her family. The actress has been on maternity leave and is due to return to the set of General Hospital in just a few short weeks. She will begin taping scenes in about two weeks. Castillo sent out a tweet last week with her announcement of returning.

When Sabrina comes back to Port Charles after grieving for her boy in Puerto Rico, she will be facing a hard truth. Patrick and Sam are debating on whether or not it would help or hurt Sabrina, knowing who caused the accident and the events that unfolded before and after. Will learning that Rafe caused the accident give Sabrina closure? Knowing Patrick was the one to operate on Rafe and the outcome that resulted may have an effect on how Sabrina heals from the situation. Let us know what you think. Should Patrick tell Sabrina everything that has happened while she was away?

The General Hospital and Y&R Saga

It seems as though the General Hospital fans cannot seem to put down the Steve Burton story. It should be simple, right? Steve Burton left his role as Jason Morgan after 21 years because he moved to Tennessee for his family. At this point, we all wish it was that simple. This has been an ongoing saga for months on end now. After leaving General Hospital, it was shockingly announced that Steve Burton was joining the cast of The Young and the Restless as Dylan. Fans were outraged and accused Steve of plotting this with friend Jill Farren Phelps over at Y&R all along. Burton has already made numerous attempts to convince the fans that was not the case but for some reason some of the fans just cannot let it go.Not only is Steve getting grief from his devoted General Hospital fans who have felt abandoned by their favorite daytime actor, he is also receiving some negativity from the Y&R fans. Y&R fans claim that ever since Burton arrived the show revolves around his character Dylan, fans calling it “The Dylan Show.”

In regard to the entire issue with GH and Y&R fans, Steve explained what actually is going on, he said, “Listen, without the fans we don’t have a show. I understand their frustrations and I know that they don’t necessarily like change. I guess maybe my coming to Y&R upsets people because they don’t really know the truth of what happened. What you and I both know — that GH didn’t make a deal with me. And that’s the whole truth. My contract was up and they didn’t want to play ball and make it work. At the time, I didn’t want to throw anyone under the bus over there but of course, as soon as it was announced I was going to Y&R, people thought the whole thing was planned by Jill from Day 1, which it was not. I vividly remember my manager telling me how ABC Business Affairs had called him to say, “Hey, is Steve going to Y&R now that Jill’s over there?” And my manager said, ‘No, he wants to make a deal with you! Quit dragging your feet. Make a deal.’ But they wouldn’t.”

You win some, you lose some, and you can’t please them all. There was more real life drama in the soap world when actress Michelle Stafford left her role as Phyllis on The Young and the Restless and joined General Hospital. Fans over at Y&R are missing their longtime fan favorite of Genoa City just as GH fans are missing Burton. With the arrival of Nina Clay, Silas’ wife in Port Charles, Michelle Stafford hasn’t exactly gotten a warm welcome from General Hospital fans. Maybe Steve Burton is right, and people just don’t like to accept change. But if things don’t “change” at some point, or if fans don’t cling onto that small hope that their favorite actor or actress will be coming back to the roles they are best known for, these stories about Steve Burton and Michelle Stafford just may never be put to rest.

As for now, Steve Burton is happy at Y&R and intends to stay there for the foreseeable future. Stafford is happily playing the role of Nina Clay on General Hospital and has no intention of leaving and reprising her role as Phyllis on The Young and the Restless. The role of Phyllis has already been recast and will now be played by soap vet Gina Tognoni. Rumors are still up in the air on the Jason Morgan recast. It is still rumored that Billy Miller will be playing Jason Morgan, but no new news about a signed contract has been confirmed by executives.

 

General Hospital Summer Promo!

Summer in Port Charles is going to be a HOT one! There will be good times and good news for some of your favorites. From a wedding announcement, to new Summer romances, rekindling old flames, fighting feelings, and much more.

Look for Sonny and Carly trying to fight their attraction, Maxie and Nathan, Emma, Cam, and Spencer at Lila’s Kids Camp, Alexis and Julian, Robin’s return, and more excitement for the people of Port Charles.

Check out the General Hospital Summer promo below!

Will Patrick Save the Life of the Boy Who Took His Son’s?

Only in the soap world would such a compromising position even exist for a doctor. Clearly Dr. Patrick Drake should not be the one to operate on Rafe. Patrick is grieving for the loss of his son Gabriel. He now knows that Rafe was the one who ran his car off the road with a pregnant Sabrina and little Emma as passengers. Rafe admitted to Molly that he was the one who caused it, but also revealed that it wasn’t an accident. Someone put him up to it and fans want to know who.

Dr. Obrecht has ordered Patrick to operate on Rafe due to his traumatic brain injury caused by the accident. Patrick is the best neurosurgeon in the state of New York and basically Rafe’s only chance at survival. Silas gave Dr. Drake a solid warning, stating that he will regret it if the thought of using a scalpel to get revenge even crosses his mind. Sam wants to support her friend Patrick but at the same time she loves Rafe and Silas and wants Rafe to live.

Will Patrick be able to save Rafe’s life? Or is Rafe going to die so that Alice will get his heart?

 

Billy Miller as Jason Morgan; Maybe Not?

Trying to figure out what is going on with the role of Jason Morgan is almost as dramatic as the character Jason Morgan itself. After months and months of rumors regarding a recast for the role of Jason Morgan, a few weeks ago it was confirmed, or so it seems, that The Young and the Restless actor, Billy Miller had left Y&R  due to a recent disagreement with Jill Farren Phelps, and was headed to General Hospital. Billy Miller was said to be replacing Steve Burton’s 21 year stint as Jason Quartermaine (Jason Morgan).

Now things are looking a little uncertain. ABC has not confirmed any contract with Billy Miller. As of now, the actor has not signed a contract with General Hospital. ABC may just be keeping this information private for the time being, but rumors state that Miller will join the GH cast this coming August. Time is running out if a contract indeed still needs to be signed.

Comment below and let us know what you think of replacing Steve Burton as Jason Morgan.

Who is Mickey Diamond?

It turns out that fake Luke, aka “Fluke” has a partner in crime. Let’s call Mickey Luke’s right hand man. Mickey is to Fluke as Jason is (was) to Sonny. He made his debut walking into the art gallery where Julian and Jordan were discussing their “real boss.” Lucky for Julian, he didn’t disclose that information to Jordan.

Mickey will be in charge for the foreseeable future as Fluke’s portrayer, Tony Geary is on vacation.