Daytime veteran Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer) once again blew viewers away this past week when General Hospital finally revealed what caused Luke’s break from reality making him into the heinous Fluke! Luke had killed both his parents with a baseball bat, one intentionally and the other accidentally!
TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan chatted it up with the seven-time Daytime Emmy winner, who stands to be the favorite to rack up his eighth and ninth this year and next, to get his thoughts on how this long and complex storyline finally came to its resolution during the April 1st 52nd anniversary episode of General Hospital which featured an entire show on Luke’s harrowing family back-story!
For months, viewers believed that Fluke would turn out to be Luke’s cousin Bill Eckert. According to Geary that was the original plan and then things changed!Geary related: “Yes. That was the case when I was first told the story by Ron (Carlivati) and (executive producer) Frank Valentini on the phone. They didn’t quite know how it was going to work out. At first, I was definitely playing two different people, and the assumption was that Fluke was Bill Eckert. But I think when the fans started to guess that outcome—Ron monitors all of the comments so closely—they decided there was a better way to go.”
The iconic star then related how the story evolved for Luke to actually having his dark side emerge and do all of the heinous things to the people of Port Charles: “I was away from the show for several months, after my back surgery, and I assumed that when I got back we’d pick up with the Bill Eckert (reveal), especially after they dug up his grave and it was empty. But, by then, they had decided on a different plan. When I was called to Frank’s office, he told me that this other personality had been Luke all the time, and I cheered! Not only did I love the idea but it meant that people like Tracy weren’t being stupid. I mean, wouldn’t she have known if she’d gone to bed with someone other than Luke? That was always bothering me but Jane’s just so amazing. She’s, like, ‘All right, we’re on the Titanic. I’m just going to play this the best I can and f–k the lifeboats!’ And she did. She managed to keep her character smart through the dumbest of actions but, thanks to this reveal, Fluke being Luke totally justifies Tracy’s behavior. It really fixes a lot of things in retrospect. I’ve been racking my brain and can’t think of a single thing that this doesn’t explain.”
So GH fans, what did you think of the resolution and explanation of Fluke actually being Luke? Was this more surprising to you than any of the alternatives and red-herrings along the way? Comment below!