On Monday’s episode of General Hospital, even though fans learned via the media some weeks ago that it looked like Ian Buchanan was being written-off the ABC soap opera as Duke Lavery, yesterday all the reports were proven true.
After being shot in a struggle with a gun via Carlos Rivera (Jeffrey Vincent Parise), and having some final moments with his beloved Anna (Finola Hughes) while suffering gunshot wounds and waiting for the ambulance to arrive, things looked bleak for Duke and the once mighty super couple of GH!
After Duke is rushed to General Hospital, Patrick (Jason Thompson) tends urgently to Duke, and unfortunately he dies on the table as Patrick and the ER team drive to revive him.
Outside in the hospital waiting area Anna lays into Julian (William deVry), who happens to be at GH becomes of the birth of his son with Olivia (Lisa LoCicero). Anna vows she will make him pay for ordering a hit on the love of her life. Of course timing is everything in true soap opera and dramatic fashion! Anna and Duke finally had come to their senses, realized they did not want to be apart, and planned to meet at midnight and leave Port Charles together to start a new life. But that is always not a good sign, especially if you are part of the mob … danger is always lurking.
Now Anna must try to recover from this devastating loss! Kudos to the performance of Finola Hughes, who brings her A- game every time and did not disappoint in scenes throughout the episode, as viewers watched Anna’s emotional rollercoaster of an evening, which ultimately resulted in losing Duke.
Watch the moment when Patrick informs Anna that Duke didn’t make it, after the jump! Then weigh-in! Are you upset that GH killed Duke? Do you think it will be interesting to see Anna’s story from here, especially if there is a romantic future down the line with Sloane (Grayson McCouch)? What did you think of the performances of Finola Hughes and Ian Buchanan?