Monday’s episode of General Hospital ushered back on to the canvas f-time Daytime Emmy winner Jonathan Jackson as Lucky Spencer in short story arc. Jackson came back to GH to share some final scenes with Tony Geary (Luke) before the soap icon leaves the canvas. Over the years, Geary has made no-bones about that top on his list of favorite scene partners is Jackson.
In story, it was Lucky who saved the day for Luke and Laura (Genie Francis), by firing bullets as Frank Smith and his henchmen, who had his parents at gunpoint. After some shoot-em-up moments, Lucky, Luke and Laura were reunited again in a tender moment for all longtime fans of the ABC soap opera. Lulu (Emme Rylan) even got in on the action and got to share a hug from her big brother
As Smith laid bleeding out and was trying to get to his gun to shoot his nemesis’, Luke finally put an end to his life 20 years after he thought he had done in the first place. Before, Luke sent Smith to hell for eternity, Smith utters some words about “Lucky being in on it.”
When Luke questioned Lucky, it seemed that Lucky put himself in harm’s way intentionally, because of little Jake! – The believed-to-be dead four-year-old son of Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) and Jason’s (Billy Miller), who Lucky raised as his son!
Viewers recall that it was back around March of 2011 when news broke that then GH head writer Bob Guza was going to kill off the adorable cutie patootie via a hit and run … and it would be revealed that none other than Luke Spencer, who was drinking at the time, was responsible for it.
Meanwhile on yesterday’s episode with Elizabeth remembering little Jake in front of big Jake (AKA Jason), and clearly Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Jason being drawn closer to one another now that they are working together, could this be the added wrinkle that would be thrown into continue to keep Sam and Jason apart?
In addition, in a recent issue of Soap Opera Digest it was noted from current General Hospital head writer Ron Carlivati, that Lucky’s return is not the end of the story, and that the head scribe wanted there to be some other component that had a lasting impact on the show and on the story. Is this what he was referring to?
After Monday’s airshow, social media was abuzz with some GH fans saying that they were very against history being re-written yet again, while others who detested the original story of killing-off the little boy were hoping that Jake could be alive after all, although it seems implausible on many levels for many fans. And still there are those who even went and re-watched the five minutes following the original death of Jake, and related: Elizabeth saw no car, and didn’t even hear a crash, but found her son at the side of her yard, not on the road.
The debate is on: Would you like it to turn out that little Jake is alive? Are you intrigued by the story? Are you against it? What did you think of the return of Jonathan Jackson? Weigh-in below!