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209 March 22nd, 2014 GENERAL HOSPITAL: The Shocker In The Stables!

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All hell is poised to break loose on Monday’s episode of General Hospital, now that Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) is armed with Britt’s (Kelly Thiebaud) confession! However, another major plot point began to reveal itself at the end of this Friday’s cliffhanger!

Julian (William deVry), after receiving a text message at Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) and Britt’s engagement party, which viewers were led to believe was from Ric Lansing (Rick Hearst), turned out not to be the case, but a clever red-herring!

For weeks now, GH has been teasing who is backing Julian’s takedown of Sonny (Maurice Benard), and who is truly pulling the strings? Since Ric cannot stand his half-brother, Sonny and has been meeting up with Julian on occasion in what looks to be some sort of collusion, this cliffhanger Friday twist was quite the shocker!

When Julian received his text message to “meet in the stables” at Wyndemere, once Julian arrived the cameras panned to some guy’s feet and then the person turned around.  It was revealed to be Luke Spencer (Anthony Geary), or faux Luke, or whoever this is!

Let us know, were you shocked? Did you figure this out? Do you think Luke is an altered Luke?  Or, is Luke someone else? And if he is someone else, who is it?   Weigh-in below!

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  1. GH Ed says:

    well it can be one of a few scenarios…

    1 Luke is all fried up from miscaviage and he thinks it is 1979 all over again. Hence him all over Kiki….

    2. It is Bill eckart back from the dead…hence the hair change and no make up…..Bill hated Sonny.

    3 It is still the legion of doom at work and it is Jerry Jacks in a prostetic mask…. remember Faison , Helena, Stavros, are pretty much all accounted for….

    any other thoughts GH peeps?

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    I asked several posts ago, when Luke was first acting strangely, if Luke is Jerry Jacks wearing a Luke mask so im sticking with my guess!!!

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    Lin replied

    I would not doubt it at all. I in no way believe that this is Luke Spencer. From the second day he was back, I was sure it was not Luke.

    natasha replied

    I think it is Jerry jax too.

    Mary SF replied

    Now that I realize that Bill was Luke’s look a like cousin option 2 is the most likely scenario. Unless there is yet someone else behind Barrett Industries bankrolling Julian and they brainwashed Luke into thinking he was Bill by implanting all these fake memories and Julian is on it. If that were the case I would say Jerry is the master mind, since he is the one who hates Luke most of all. This would be a wonderful revenge to screw up Luke’s life by having him believe he is this whole other person and villain too and would fit will the drugs given while muscaviage. But that might be too many twists– having Luke think he is Bill pretending to be Luke—more likely it is just plain old Bill back from the grave.

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Your very good Mary…Luke thinking he is Bill pretending to be Luke would make a more senseable twist but then the bigger question is would Ron think of it?

    Erick replied

    Going back to the “Jerry” well would seem to be repeating themselves one too many times.

    Jenny Brooks replied

    I love, love your idea of Luke thinking it’s 1979 again! Way better scenario than another ‘mask’ story!

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    Shay replied

    I surmised awhile ago that “Luke” (such as he is….) was going to be the one calling the shots for Julian….so for me the Friday reveal was more “it’s about time!” than being a huge shocker. Still questioning who this miscreant actually is, though….I certainly hope they don’t go the “mask-erade” route again….it’s become hackneyed and predictable. Plus, if you are going to get really technical, very few other known suspects who could be “playing” Mr. Spencer have the same stature, physique and carriage as Luke…such as Jerry Jacks–too lean and lanky–Faison–too short and small-boned–or even Victor Cassadine–too classy and elegant. There is a very real, concerted acting effort by TG to walk, talk and even glare in a coarser, more menacing fashion, so it’s either “Cousin Bill” or another imposter…I don’t really buy that this is simply the real LLS with a scrambled brain…he is so sinister and peculiar, particularly in his extremely lecherous behavior and attitude with Kiki and Britt (And if he is the real Luke, why did he not recognize Dr. Westbourne as a previous acquaintance?..THAT was strange!). Plus, this has to be someone with a real, deep animus for Sonny….who else is there from his past that would go to such elaborate lengths to vanquish him? Alcazar? Another Scully? A Smith? What about the presumed dead Trevor Lansing? I realize there are other possible foes, too, but since the ultimate target appears to be Mr. Corinthos and his organization, it is a bit of a mystery for me beause I tended to tune out GH when it became all about Sonny all the time….all I can guess is that for once this seems not to be first and foremost about messing with Luke and his family, ala Helena et al P.S. The clue that is still puzzling me was when Julian was on the dock meeting his “benefactor” and he said something about “visiting your ex” in Port Charles….who would that be if this is indeed Bill Eckert???? He was with Holly, but who is currently in town that was previously linked to him????

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    Priscilla replied

    Its Anthony Zakara! Think about. Hates Sonny, in love with Tracey, he’s also hey ex

    renee replied

    TOTALLY Zakara!!!

    vickie replied

    That was my Idea! I cannot think of anyone who hates Sonny as much as Anthony Zakara does! We all know death doesn’t matter on soaps but height? age? lol

    Riley Dawger replied

    Since the person looks like Luke maybe the ex is Tracy. So it could be Bill Eckert but they threw in the whole ex thing as a misdirection. Kind of like making us think Julian was meeting with Rick.

    Rodd replied

    I have a question regarding the look-a-like Bill theory. Was Bill rich and powerful enough to bank roll a mob organization? And a second question, if I may, didn’t he die on camera? I didn’t watch GH back then, but don’t remember reading or hearing Bill was such a mean guy. What are your thoughts?

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    RichCD replied

    Bill Eckert changed a lot in his few years on the show, and I honestly don’t remember much about what he was doing – EXCEPT, he was very involved in Barrett Enterprises. That could be an obvious clue.

    Joker replied

    Bill was involved with Leopold , Faison and Brend’s dad. He was alright financially. I really hope that it is Bill. Because that could bring back Paul, Jenny and Sly. Another shout out to the past.

    John replied

    I thought it might be Bill too. But why did Bill hate Sonny? Bill was supposedly killed in the fall of 1993 and Sonny first appeared on the show in August, 1993. I don’t remember Bill even being on those last few months or meeting Sonny. If you have more information on their feud, please share. Thanks!

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    cc replied

    I believe it is Bill as Bill had a connection with Barret industries through Julia. He also had a connection with Faison.I do not know who the ex comment would refer to though as none of his exes are in town. Lucy is in town but I do not recall him dating her.

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    Chasadey Butler replied

    I personally think that while Luke was being held captfive at Miscaviage, aginst his will that they pumped him full of all those drugs in order to brain wash him into believeing that he was either someone else or that he apparently had issues with some people in Port Charles.

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    Riley Dawger replied

    Not a viable excuse as this person not only has to be rich but this person was also bankrolling Julian for many years prior to Miscaviage.

    Chris R replied

    I think at first I thought that Luke had his brains scrambled and he was channeling his bastard of a father Tim Spencer. But after today’s episode, I’m convinced it’s Bill Eckert, especially since Ned is on his way back and they were both involved with Julia Barrett. but don’t rule Ric out….he’s in there somewhere.

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    Chris R replied

    another thought. It can’t be Jerry, Jerry’s too short. it can’t be Stefan, unless they give him an elevator shoes. It could be Faison, but that would be passe. could it be the missing Cassadine we’ve all been waiting for, Valentine?? we know that Nina was probably held at the same institution that Luke and Scott were, as Victor was involved there somehow. I hope they never give us spoilers for this because conspiracy theory is so much more fun! :-)

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Maybe Lukes Victor Cassidine…right or wrong its fun reading all the guesses!!!

    Karen replied

    I do not think this is Luke..I think its Bill Eckert!

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    hart replied

    It’s Luke working with the WSB to get the Jerome family back under wraps.

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    Michelle replied

    I don’t think it is jerry or bill they knew who Edward was. It has to be someone who doesn’t know Tracy’s dad.

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    iammeme replied

    Jerry was not a womanizer..whoever this is Has scumbag written all over him. Even in 1979 Luke was obsessed with laura not any woman.

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  2. L says:

    Is it bill eckert???

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  3. Cherie says:

    I think it’s Jerry Jax

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    harry replied

    Please, please, please let it not be Jerry Jax. That would be so disappointing as I am so tired of him. When he hit on Kiki it immediately made me think of Stavors hitting on the love of his life’s daughter, Lulu Spencer.
    But I don’t think it’s Stavros. Probably Bill Ekert but Ekert, although not a perfect man, was never a pervert. I only hope it doesn’t involve another mask,

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    Lin replied

    I’m thinking it’s a mask or plastic surgery. Bill Eckert was not a creep, though I was not watching that often in those days. Did not have a recording device. Stavros- I can see it. Jerry Jax- oh I hope he’s not back on. Never could stand the actor or character. I don’t know how they are doing this, but the eyes and size of his neck are different. I don’t know if it’s prosthetics on Tony or he’s gained weight. But his body shape, size of the neck, and look of the eyes is way different.

    Susan replied

    Ok, after today’s show, I think it’s Harlan Barrett. Brenda’s father. Today Julian said fake like has been waiting 20 years for this. Harlem Barett was around 20 yrs ago, and tryed getting shares of ElQ, and started dating her purposely. He was a lady’s. Man, and bragged he can have any woman he wanted. He created a drug cartel with faison and 2 other men. If Brends sold Barrett industry’s, it make sence that she would sell it to her father.

    cc replied

    I do not think it is Jerry because Julian rescued him remember and at that point it seemed like a favor and that there was not a boss relationship going on….

    Adrienne replied

    agreed

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    I Love GH replied

    yep

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  4. Ghlover says:

    Bill ?? Its not Luke nor Faison (because he called Brit some good ass!) maybe Jerry???

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    Lin replied

    Good point about the Britt business. Hmm.

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  5. Sand says:

    I personally think this is the REAL Luke…Luke was always a Bad boy and skirt chaser even while he was with Laura. I think whatever they gave him in the hospital made him Luke 3.0 – although with all the meds and poisons he’s been given over the years, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a pair of eyes n the back of his head right now with a few tentacles!……don’t know if it’s the Ice Princess but this was also a long time coming with the breakdown of Luke/Sonny friendship and right when we find out that a criminal Cassadine heads the WSB. = equals some great stories if they write it properly!

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    k/kay replied

    I hope you are right TG loves to play Luke as a dark character so bring it on personally I would like to see somebody bring Sonny & Ava to their knees.

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    SheilaB replied

    I don’t buy the “real Luke” theory though because whomever was funding Julian’s business was doing so way before the Miscavage/Luke acting weird thing. I lean more towards the Bill theory.

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  6. GH Ed says:

    Bill Eckert was a member of the crew on the SS Tracy. The Greenbelts, an environmental safety organization, protested the arrival of the Quartermaine boat. It had just exploded and sank in Port Charles harbor. Harlan Barrett of Barrett Enterprises came to Port Charles to salvage the SS Tracy. He was impressed with Bill Eckert, who invented a unique machine which raised the ship. Harlan hired Bill as chief engineer with the promise of upward advancement in the company.

    Bill is the cousin of the Spencer family who had just come to town with his young son, Sly Eckert , and recently divorced form his mother, Nancy. Bill’s father died of a heart attack and Bill and his sister, Jenny Eckert, came into a large inheritance. Bill, now a wealthy man, moved into an abandoned lighthouse with his son Sly and Finian O’Toole, whom Bill had hired as a housekeeper. Bill was now dating Harlan’s marketing genius daughter, Julia Barrett.Harlan brought her to Port Charles to run the cannery with ace in command, Bill Eckert.

    Harlan Barrett, Leopold Taub, Cesar Faison, and Larry Ashton formed a cartel to control global business via the use of a toxic substance, carbon disulfide, manufactured at a cannery they purchased as a clever ruse for their operations and a place to brew the drug with which they intended to rule the world. Bill and Jenny were both kept in the dark about the cannery’s real intentions.

    Meanwhile, Nancy having heard about Bill’s newfound wealth, promptly wanted custody of Sly. Bill saw the dollar signs in her eyes and would not give in to her blackmail. Nancy began spying on operations at the cannery and discovered the carbon disulfide. She used it to make Bill appear inebriated at Sly’s custody hearing. The Cartel was worried with Nancy poking around and they wanted to make a still clueless Bill their newest member. The cartel then decided to eliminate Nancy.

    Faison tried to use mind control to program Anna Scorpio to kill Nancy, but Anna and Robert Scorpio were on to Faison’s plan. With the aid of a psychiatrist, she become immune to it. The Cartel’s goal was attained anyway as Nancy was mysteriously murdered and Bill was the prime suspect! The real killer turned out to Bill’s housekeeper and Sly’s baby-sitter, Finian, who had a heated argument with Nancy and accidentally killed her.

    Bill was brought into the Cartel, but a deliriously wicked Faison wanted Bill to prove himself before he was completely accepted. Bill’s assignment was to kill Faison’s nemesis, Robert Scorpio. By this time, Bill and Robert were good friends, so a “faux death” was arranged. Bill shot Robert on the waterfront, but Harlan was not fooled, so he decided to shoot Robert again. Bill shot and killed Harlan to protect his pal. A grief-stricken Julia promptly ended her relationship with Bill.

    On Founder’s Day, the Cartel was apprehended. Taub was killed and Faison escaped yet again. After Robert and Anna’s presumed death Bill started dating Robert’s widow Holly Scorpio. Scott Baldwin came across information that pointed to Lucy Coe in a Port Charles art heist. He told Bill and Holly who concluded that Lucy had fed information about the local paintings to the wealthy Richard Halifax. When Halifax realized Bill and Holly were on his trail, he returned of all the art…except Bill Eckert’s painting, “Summer in Provence.” This was the only painting Lucy did not know about. Halifax professed his innocence but Bill knew he was lying! Then Bill goes to Paris where he reclaimed his artwork and had a fling on the side behind Holly’s back, with his old flame, Victoria. When Bill returned to Port Charles, Holly walked in on Bill and Victoria making love at his lighthouse. The spurned Holly was hell-bent on making the womanizing Bill pay! She smashed all the rare wines in his wine cellar, then left town.

    In 1993, Bill and his cousin Luke Spencer came face to face when Lucky Spencer was sent back to Port Charles as his parents were still on the run from notorious mobster Frank Smith. Frank’s men found Lucky staying with his friend/cousin Sly Eckert. They also found Sly’s father Bill Eckert, who was the spitting image of Luke. Bill was trying to protect Sly and Lucky Spencer from a hitman. Bill was then shot in a case of mistaken identity. He died in Luke ‘s arms.

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    Mary SF replied

    Thanks for the history lesson— as a newer viewer didn’t realize until your post that Bill Eckert was Luke’s look a like cousin. Everyone kept mentioning this Bill guy and I couldn’t understand why they thought it was him—but now it makes sense, — someone should have explain it sooner for us newbies, so thanks for doing that GH Ed.

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    aria replied

    wow, i don’t remember all of this history as good as you do. and i was watching gh way back then, its amazing how many characters you mentioned that are no longer on the show, i remember julia barrett, i’m surprise once she was let go she was never recast or brought back considering she’s brenda’s sister. and i remember when lucky and sly became friends, and when bill was killed. i forgotten he had hooked up with Holly, hmmm maybe he’s Ethan’s dad instead of luke? i find that more realistic then luke being ethan’s dad. for some reason i don’t remember bill knowing anna and robert, and i watched everyday(wheres my memory gone?) and you mentioned Lucy, ned’s dad, larry ashton, taub? can picture who that was, i remember jenny being married to ned then later paul horsby? dillion dad right? and i remember tracy running over jenny but my memory is all scattered so thanks for all the detail you provided..

    vickie replied

    I agree thanks for the info! I could not figure out who this Bill Eckert was everyone was talking about. There was a whole swath of years I worked and was unable to watch GH. Seems Faison has been in the picture for a loooong time. Lol

    I want to think Luke is someone from the closer past and lean toward Antony Zacara but height and build leaves him out. I don’t think it’s the old Luke going bad again cause he was never ‘creepy’ bad like he is now but then maybe it’s because he is older now.

    I think the writers are FINALLY getting some good storylines going because I was just about done with GH.

    With that I guess I will just have fun trying to figure out who this ‘new’ Luke is Iwill watch it play out!

    Rodd replied

    Yes, thank you, GH Ed. What do you think of the current state of affairs? Do you think this Luke could be Bill posing as Luke?

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    Lin replied

    Thanks so much. I did not have a recording device and was either taking classes full time or teaching when this Eckert thing was on. I only remember it very vaguely and never figured it all out.

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    Valerie replied

    Great job with the history. Do you think it could be Bill? I am loving it anyway!!

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    ConnieMac replied

    wow, gh ed, i am super impressed. I also kept saying to myself “who is bill Eckert?” as i read each post. That was like a soap within a soap!! Can’t believe after watching for as long as I have, there were only three or four names I recognized. well done!

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    Shay replied

    Well today, “Luke” mentioned to Julian he had been planning this scheme for 20 some years, so the Eckert timeline works. For a moment I also thought that maybe this had something to do with Tracy’s ties to the Solleito family, but that actually happened a bit later in the ’90′s and the characters were Agnes Nixon creations, so that could be a bit of an obstacle. Then again, it would provide a link to the nod to “Loving” with the house in Corinth we saw last year. Also enjoyed Dr. O’s little history lesson about her past with the Cassadine family….hope she doesn’t forget to retrieve that little parting gift from Helena she seemingly left up on the tower balcony.

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    cc replied

    you should put where you got this from

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    Christy replied

    But near the bottom they mention Bill is dead. 1993… Bill Eckert… spitting image of Luke. Bill was trying to protect his son Sly & Lucky from a hit man and was shot in a case of mistaken identity… he died in Luke’s arms.

    And Bill had killed Harlan Barrett.

    How about Richard Halifax ? He was involved with Bill & Holly and Lucy, and described as a wealthy man….

    hmmm, well there is one guy I can think of that was wealthy, would hate Sonny, would back Julian, was in love with Lucy… and supposedly dead. Do you know who I mean?
    VICTOR JEROME ! !

    and not a mask… but took a page out of his son’s book… and got his face changed! :-)

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    Sheri replied

    The thing that seems to be missing here is what the connection is to SONNY. I personally think that the whole thing about this guy looking like Luke is just a red herring. Who was wanting Sonny’s territory back then. Or who did Sonny take his territory from? I think that’s the key. Whoever it was had money, and has a HUGE grudge against Sonny. This is all about bringing SONNY down. I have a funny feeling it goes back to Sonny’s stepfather, Deke. Deke was a cop, and his partner wanted Sonny in the worst way for killing Deke. These other people are just too obvious in their connections to Luke and Sonny.

  7. ethel says:

    if it is luke on some type of drugs from the loony bin then where is he getting the money to back julian – it has already been established that the financial banking has been going on for sometime…………….

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    VICKI replied

    I think it was some kind of mind altering drug.

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    Sand replied

    Luke’s been stealing a lot of money over the years and then he takes off for months at a time ( while in REAL life he’s on vacation) – when he comes back he never explains where he’s been….. no one knows exactly what he’s doing but it’s always an adventure – I think we’re getting ready to find out exactly what and where Luke has been every time he goes out of town……I think this is Tony Geary’s Swan song story…..

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  8. Roberta Giordano says:

    It is either Jerry or Faison !

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    RENEE' replied

    Faison’s dead remember. In regards to update on Bill Eckert, Thanks for the update. I must of miss a few more years that I thought because I do not remember Bill Eckert and I missed Fridays episode, but not Mondays that if for sure. I could not figure out Luke’s behavior it was totally off the wall, kind of like his younger days but not so much, the older look would never make a pass or threaten Morgan when he tried to protect Kiki! Can’t figure who it could be but it will be interesting to watch and actually find out. The suspense is going to make it all the worthwhile of watching the show. Thank God I get missed episode from Hulu so if I miss an episode I can catch up on what I missed.

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  9. Lisa says:

    My friend and I were talking about this and she had a great suggestion for who it might be. Damian Smith. His family has been in the mob for years and they hated Sonny and he specifically hated Sonny for taking over the territory. As far as everyone goes he is still alive and well somewhere perhaps in PC masquerading as Luke Spencer.

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    pumpkanpie replied

    Damian died in the Ward House fire http://abc-daytime.wikia.com/wiki/Damian_Smith

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    Lisa replied

    His body was never recovered. Besides, if AJ can come back to life after being smothered by a pillow anything is possible. This is a soap after all and unless the actor portraying the character dies any character can come back to life

    Christy replied

    Damian’s a good idea too… and they mentioned Katherine Bell the other day on the parapet, so naturally I thought of Katherine & Damian.

    He hated Sonny and Luke! And history says he did not die in the Ward fire… he was hit over the head and left for dead in the fire, but apparently died elsewhere at a different time…. or not! :-)

    nice story twist, but I’d rather see Leigh McClousky back as Damian…. he was a nice treat for my eyes! :-D

    so guess I’d revise my guesses, to Victor Jerome or Damian Smith

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    sherri replied

    And didn’t Damian have a thing going with Bobbie? That would explain the comment about the “ex” being in town!

  10. T says:

    Who it could be:
    1) Bill Eckhart
    2) Harlan Barrett
    3) Anthony Zacharra
    4) Jerry Jax
    5) Victor Jerome
    Its one of those 5, whether its a persona/identity forced upon Luke or its actually one of people themselves. My pick is Anthony Z, followed by Victor Jerome

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    pumpkanpie replied

    I would add Trevor Lansing to that list (resurrected LOL).

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    aria replied

    are all these possible guys with the exception of bill all wearing high heals? because all of them were short and nowhere as tall as bill/luke?

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    Erick replied

    With the exception of Jerry, all of those people died violent, explicit, leaving-no-doubt-of-death deaths on-camera. Of course, so did A.J., Duke, and Julian, but there’s a tipping point for all the back-from-the-deads. Even if they would bring back Emily or Georgie or someone else beloved, it would be pushing it, and I read a recent interview where Ron admitted that.
    Of those five, I pick Jerry. Victor would be cool, but the original actor (Jack Axelrod) just turned 84. “Luke” seems a little spry for someone that age.

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    steve replied

    They brought back Frank Smith years later with a much younger actor. It could well be a new Victor. He wasn’t around long or recently enough to have left much of an impression. Any more than Julian, anyway.

    steve replied

    Your the closest to my thoughts: Anthony Zacchara (he has the potty mouth, look at his talk with Lisa Niles, very similar in tone to preview with Julian “always have a plan”) followed by another of Tracy’s exes, Larry Ashton, Ned’s dad, who might very well be familiar with Monica’s cheating past since she slept with his SON. Also considered a version of Victor J., back from the dead. Or maybe half brother Dino, back from jail. He and Julian certainly have a bond in that Julian succeeded in finishing off (Olivia) what Dino attempted.

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    Shay replied

    Given “Luke’s” intimate knowledge of Monica’s long ago escapades, it would seem that this has to be someone who was part of the 1980′s to early 1990′s cast….in addition to those already mentioned as possibilities, that could include Grant (Putnam) Andrews, Jimmy Lee Holt or Mitch Williams, although exactly how they would connect to Sonny and the Jeromes is not clear. Grant was Celia’s spouse and part of the Cassadines’ Ice Princess caper, Mitch was Tracy’s politician hubby who was being bankrolled by gangster Frank Smith (if memory serves correctly…) and Jimmy Lee was the disgruntled illegitimate son of Edward who wanted his piece of the Quartermaine family pie.

    steve replied

    Another plus for Zacchara. When last seen, he was thought dead, but with Miscavige’s own Heather Webber. Sure, she buried him in the woods. You believe her?

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    David Evan Smith replied

    Anthony was shot to death, on-camera, and languished on the floor of Johnny Z’s penthouse for what seemed like DAYS, before being dumped in the Quartermaine boathouse, and then dragged all around town by Tracy, Luke, and then Heather Webber, before being buried. If the life hadn’t drained out of him by then, then Johnny Z is a TERRIBLE shot.

    I’m hoping for Bill Eckert. It connects him to the Quartermaines, the Spencers, Julia Barrett (explaining the buyout of Julia’s company to back the Jeromes, and to organized crime through the cartel, which connects him to Harlan Barrett, and Faison. The most dots are connected if it’s Bill, and it doesn’t mean a rubber mask (overdone with Duke/Faison and Anna/Obrecht), and it doesn’t mean plastic surgery (touched on in the Duke story to explain away Jonathan Paget, and covered more recently with Julian Jerome).

    It also would explain his interest in marrying Tracy, since the Jeromes tried to use ELQ to front their illegal operations when Ava was sniffing around and trying to pass Kiki off as a Quartermaine. Bill and the cartel forced Paul Hornsby to marry Tracy to access the Quartermaine money and influence her.

    I don’t recall Bill being so sleazy and lecherous, BUT to be fair it’s been 21 years since he was on-screen (“death” in 1993), so who knows what life has done to him since then.

    Junie replied

    All interesting theories—and thanks for he hrtiry lesson–b/c as I had remembered it, Bill Echart was a Middle-Class person.

    BUT everyone needs to remember–NO- one is ruled out as a possible suspect
    under a Luke mask—as “No one ever really dies in Port Charles”……..

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    Susan replied

    Harlan Barrett

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    cc replied

    Harlen would be very old now if they kept the same actor….

    cc replied

    I loved Anthony Z as he was so so funny.

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    missfixit replied

    I agree he was hilarioius.

    Angela replied

    I would say that it’s Victor Jerome. I think that Juilian knows the truth but Ava doesn’t because she had not been raised together with Julian…As far as using Luke’s face he could have had plastic surgery done just as Julian did. Remember Victor Jerome was well known for his treating women like garbage…and a well known womanizer…As far as Sonny is concerned… Sonny has become the rival boss who now has the turf that was once Victor Jerome’s…he now has finally come back to claim it….This is IMO

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  11. Donna Evola says:

    Holy Cr_ _!!!!!….. I did not see that one coming. I was SHOCKED!!!! and I do not think it is the real “Luke” when Scott told Kevin “they” took Luke out of room when he was in lock up at “the nut house” they switched out the real Luke for a fake Luke. Can not wait for this to play out!!!!! I love GH been watching for 45 years and I hope I can continue watching for 45 more!!!!! Just the best!!!!! :)

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  12. Joe says:

    Who cares who it is…this is some of the most entertaining work Tony Geary has done in YEARS! He’s HYSTERICAL! Love it and Frank and Ron for continuing to keeo up with TRUE soap opera tradition :)

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  13. k/kay says:

    Think I have got it he has been possessed by the Devil and pretty soon John Black will come to town for an exorcism!

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    Mary SF replied

    And maybe John Black is the real Luke Spencer, he’s changed identities so many times anything is possible LOL.

    But if GH is taking a page from DAYS playbook, the clone, the poor guy on his luck who had plastic surgery to look like Luke, or the ever popular brainwashing to have Luke think he is someone else seems more likely than the devil— maybe there was a super villain conference and Stefano gave some of PC’s bad guys tips on how to do- I’m sure he always has some mad scientist on speed dial for such occasions as these.

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    Kate replied

    Joe black

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  14. Laurie says:

    I was totally shocked to see that it was Luke with Julien! I am not liking the attitude of Luke lately, so its leading me to believe its not him! I am thinking it could posiibly be Faison, because hec everyone else has come back to life! When you watch GH for almost 40 years you pretty much exspect anything! Or it could be Jerry Jax! Can’t wait till Monday! Luv Gh! Oh and BTW, I luved the scene with Sonney and Spencer!

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    Lin replied

    The Sonny/Spencer scene was one of the best since in a very long time. Equal to the stuff from around the 50th anniversary and much better than anything since then.

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  15. smoochie says:

    Even though we saw Bill Eckert die, we also saw Duke Lavery, Faison, Cassadines and others die rise from the ashes. Bill is a feasible candidate because of his link to the Barretts, and Sonny did call Brenda to find out if she knew anything regarding who was backing Julian. However, Jerry Jacks is very much in cahoots with Julian and has lots of time to plan his revenge on Luke. He is probably at the hub of all that is going on including the WSB, and we know Jerry has been the conductor and dastardly mastermind of evil doings in GH and seems connected to all the other most notorious of criminals in GH history. The last time we saw Jerry he made his getaway aided and abetted by Julian. I think “he’s baaack”

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    cc replied

    Damien Smith as well and he has an ex in town as I believe he dated Lucy and Bobbie

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  16. Char says:

    Unreal! The “real Luke likes Sonny – WTH?

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  17. janet says:

    My give a dams busted. I have just about given up on GH. FrankenRonant to just do it their way, Let them watch it. This show is just tooo much OLTL 2

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    boes replied

    It’s worse – far worse. OLTL didn’t pull this kind of carp on their fans, not even when Ron C. was writing. He did some bad stuff there, but nothing like what he’s doing on GH.

    You can smell the stale storylines and the spoiled characters from a mile off these days.

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    lizzy replied

    That says it all – mine’s broke as well. Just get on with it. Tell us who he is and lets get going with it already. Glad Maxie is back – so far I’m not real thrilled with her new guy. As for Elizabeth sorry she got shot and lost out with Prince Nick but I never liked her anyway – she has slept her way thru the entire town. I Love Franco.
    Take care all – have patience – you know this will last forever

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  18. Robin Hemmerly says:

    I think its someone else

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  19. Michael says:

    I thought this was brilliant and never saw it coming!

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  20. Doreen says:

    I was really shocked to see it was Luke he’s been acting real strange I don’t think he is Luke because the real Luke wouldn’t do this to his friend Sonny

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    Lin replied

    You are so right. And the real Luke does not come on to young women, etc. I just hope this does not go on too long. I do not like perverts.
    And don’t want him ruining Luke’s life

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  21. minerva says:

    That was brilliant, completely unexpected!!!!

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    su0000 replied

    Agree!!
    I luv the big surprises!!!!
    RC is great when it comes to surprises/shockers!! :)
    Hope there are more to come!

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  22. Chantai says:

    With Sean Kanan leaving and this latest reveal, I am so close to giving up. I think it is Lord Ashton.

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  23. Brenda McCleary says:

    maybe we are going to be lead to believe Bill never died but kept in the mental institution where we think they found Luke Which means Luke is MIA

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    Christy replied

    I don’t think whom ever it was, was being held at the looney bin. I think that was just where they held the guys and made the switch with Luke all drugged out. Who ever “Luke” is , he has connections… all those bad guys posing as mental ward employees and acting as Heather’s goons to snatch the Real Luke at the Quartermaine’s.

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  24. Cindy burns says:

    Shocked! Loved it! LUKE is the bad guy now :-)

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    Lin replied

    I don’t think it’s Luke

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    su0000 replied

    yah!! and like his new hair!!

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  25. michael.guerrieri says:

    its staverous casadine

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    Shay replied

    Except if it were him, wouldn’t he have already made a beeline for Lulu???? I cannot believe he could have suppressed his obsession with her and maintained a clear distance from her for this long….Luke has barely even been in his “daughter’s” orbit since he “returned.” Not to mention that Stavros always goes gaga for blondes (Laura and Lulu)…both of the ladies who caught “Luke’s” fancy are brunettes….just saying!

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  26. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    Victor Cassidine could be funding the Jeromes…i now dont think its Madeline since it was mentioned her husband James Reeves left all his money to Nina! And speaking of Madeline i wish Ron would have made her the estranged sister of Monica…i know Monica grew up in an orphange but that dont mean they couldnt be sisters. Monica and Madeline become roomates at college and soon learn they have a lot in common: both were orphaned (except Maddie was quickly adopted), both Monica and Maddie share the same birthdate and both have identical birth marks. Monicas wealthy boyfriend investigates and discover Monica and Maddie are faternal twin sisters! Meanwhile, Monica, who is pregnant by her wealthy boyfriend(this is shortly b4 she met the Webber brothers)breaks up with him after discovering him in bed with Madeline! Monica puts the baby girl up for adoption and never speaks to Maddie again! Monica leaves town and eventually meets and marries Jeff Webber never telling him,Rick Webber, or Alan anything about her past life. Meanwhile, Madeline marries Monicas exfiance who is James Reeves and James finds his daughter Monica gave up for adoption and names her Nina! Madeline and James have a loveless marriage…Madeline is jealous of stepdaughter/niece because James pays all his attention to her…Madeline has countless affairs over the years and becomes pregnant…she has a son and passes him off as James’s but he finds out several years later this is not true…worried a divorce would bring scandal James stays married to Madeline but cuts her and the boy out of his will and leaves everything to Nina. The boy grows up unaware James is not his father. He currently calls himself Nathan West…Nathan learns Madeline lied to him and now suspects she’s the one who tried to kill Nina, especially after learning Nina is really Monica’s daughter and Monica and Maddie are sisters…Nathans biggest shock comes when he learns his father is Victor Cassidine!!!

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    pumpkanpie replied

    Great scenario … only difference: Dr. Liesl Obrecht might be Madeline’s sister (according to spoilers), and Nathan might be her son, with maybe Victor Cassadine?!

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    I was hoping Dr.O and Anna would turn out to be sisters…this would be a greater shocker!!!

    Erick replied

    Very creative… although I’d prefer if Nathan’s father was Faison, or at least his mother is Obrecht. His last name is West, Britt’s last name is Westbourne… I haven’t been watching lately, has he been in the same room at all with either Britt or Obrecht?

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    He hasnt been in any scenes with them if i recall…i do believe Nathan and Nina do not share the same father which would explain why he left his money only to Nina!!!

    Erick replied

    Then there’s a chance! I hope so. I very rarely see these things ahead of time.

    Shay replied

    There was one instance around a month ago that I previously pointed out when Nathan was at the hospital questioning Silas and he had entered the elevator to leave and right before the doors closed, Dr. Obrecht and West had a moment, a sort of recognition, where their eyes met. It was very brief and almost on the sly, but it definitely happened. I commented on it then that it struck me as strange, as if they knew each other but were not letting on as if it were this big secret.

  27. Michael S. says:

    I think it’s Jerry Jacks. He was hot after Luke for the cure so I bet he got a hold of Luke and is impersonating him. Plus I’ve read spoilers from other sites about Jerry returning so it only makes sense that fake Luke is Jerry Jacks.

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  28. Robbyrb says:

    I love this storyline as it has so many people guessing, even moi. Anthony Geary looks like he’s having a ball! The lines the writers are giving him to say are priceless. Calling Nikolas Prince Prick! Britt a ‘Piece of Ass’…right in front of Nikolas! Giving Kiki a pat on the butt! Geary always didn’t want to play the lovey dovey Luke of some writing regimes, which I do miss ( I loved the Claire Labine Luke). This is a great way for Geary to play dark without being TOO dark like when Guza had Luke run down little Jake. One gossip site says that Frank & Ron are ruining Luke in retaliation for Geary’s refusal to take a pay cut. I don’t believe that at all. Geary is so powerful that if he were truly angry he’d just walk out the door! Contract or not. I’m enjoying as I thought the money man would be Ric, but whose to say he also isn’t in the picture. Love Ric having lighter scenes with Cameron & Elizabeth. Can’t wait for Monday and I’ve purposely avoided spoilers for months…keeps the show that much more exciting!

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  29. su0000 says:

    I loved the surprise!!!!!!
    Anthony Geary seems be having a riot playing ‘this’ Luke..
    I’d bet off screen they are laughing their asses off LOL..
    I have had a few good laughs myself..
    Luke’s comments to and about the women are crazy!!
    I wonder; where is the real Luke???

    I’m soooo looking forward to this story to playing out.. exciting!!

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  30. Teresa says:

    I think it’s Anthony Z. First of all, this Luke appears to be a sleazy perv, and AZ was definitely that. Let’s not forget he pimped out his own daughter when she was a teenager. Secondly, Anthony wanted more than anyone to take down Sonny and had the financial resources to do so. Thirdly, he has an axe to grind with Luke and Tracy…remember he did seem to be in love with her or infatuated with her when he blackmailed her into marrying him. And finally, he has the connection to Heather. Someone had to back her escapes from Miscavige and paid her henchman (and for all of her BLT’s).

    I think a switch was done while Luke was at Miscavige and now Anthony is showing “his face” by using Luke’s face.

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    Shay replied

    Except Anthony was about a foot shorter and numerous pounds lighter than Luke….pretty hard to “mask” those huge physical differences. In addition, Zacchara had a real thing for Tracy, so he would be using every opportunity and excuse to get “physical” with his “Venus” instead of trying to play touchy-feely with Kiki right under her nose….this “person” is all but ignoring Ms. Quartermaine other than using their “relationship” as a cover of convenience. Not saying that there aren’t common personality characteristics reminiscent of Anthony’s coarseness and perversity, but for me the clues just don’t add up. Not to mention he was well and truly dead, visible body and all….for weeks. Pretty hard to explain that one away.

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    suzi replied

    plus new luke didn’t recognize the Kiki and AZ knew her. new luke doesn’t recognize any of the newbies.

  31. Kathy says:

    In spite of what current writers like to portray, Luke was not a skirt chaser when he was with Laura. In fact he turned down a chance to be with another woman who tried to seduce him while he was married to Laura. Anyway, I think it’s Jerry Jax because remember Julian rescued Jerry when after Luke pushed him off the roof to get the cure for Sean Donnely.

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    steve replied

    According to recent history, this financial backer has been Julian’s secret from Ava for YEARS, and when they met a few short months ago, Julian told Jerry he would owe him and would collect some day. Doubt he would talk to his longtime financial backer that way. And Jerry was never crude and into young girls. Bobbie and Alexis were his “girls”.

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  32. Kathy says:

    I think it’s Jerry Jax

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  33. Patty says:

    The Luke in the stables is either Faison or Jerry Jax in one of those masks! We don’t know if either are dead & Jerome saved Jerry – so maybe Jerry’s helping him out! Scottie & “Luke” woke up at Miscavage but he’s been odd ever since. Definitely not the real Luke.

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    steve replied

    Seriously doubt Faison would be ogling his OWN DAUGHTER’S behind, calling her a “nice piece of a$$”, nor did Jerry talk like that. This person has been backing Julian for YEARS, so I doubt Julian would have the nerve to tell his backer he would owe him BIG TIME, as Julian told Jerry when he rescued him JUST a few months ago.

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  34. jeannie says:

    i think this isnt luke or he’s brainwashed into acting this way.

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  35. Mark says:

    I was having the fast forward syndrome all week with gh until Friday when I had chills up my spine when it was over! Great show !!

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  36. Charday says:

    I hope Luke blows Sonny off the show permanently!

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  37. Julie says:

    Faison strikes Again!!!!!

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    steve replied

    No, he called his own daughter a “nice piece of a$$”? No.

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  38. Shirley A Miller says:

    It could be Luke all doped up from all the drugs pumped in him while at the institution, or It could be side effects from the antidote given to save Luke’s life Then it could be Jerry. Remember Julian helped save his life. I think Jerry had plastic surgery as I don’t think a mask could be made that looks that authentic. There is the possibility that it is Luke’s cousin, Bill Eckart, but GH has dug up so many bodies lately that I hate to think they would resort to this again – but who knows??? Yes, I was surprised to see Julian’s helper is Luke, but soon as I saw the shoes, I knew it was Luke with Julian. I hope we will see the real culprit SOON!!!

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  39. Deborah says:

    Could it possibly be Julian’s late father? He would have the money, and get his revenge.

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    steve replied

    That’s a possibility, Deborah. Or how about half brother Dino, who went to jail for trying to kill Julian’s other sister. They certainly share more than just dad, since Julian actually killed that sister. Just a thought. Of course, other more familiar (likely recent) bad guys would have a more dramatic reveal than someone many new fans would simply scratch their heads over. Anthony Zacchara would fit the Bill. Sure, he was shot onscreen. So was Bill Eckert. Sure he was dragged around for what seemed days, but in soap land was probably just hours. But so was his “dragger”, Heather, by Franco just recently. And she’s none the worse for wear.

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  40. rebecca1 says:

    Don’t know how true this is but it’s been said Tony Geary’s been asking for way over a million per year…they asked to take a pay cut. I do remember that in an interview Geary said that if he ever left the show he wanted to go out in a blaze of glory…this last act might be his swan song….

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  41. Buddy Lee says:

    I remember Tony Geary at the time, that the fans just could not accept Him as a totally new character aka Luke’s Cousin Bill, that He was really enjoying the chance to play, so…
    IF I were to go with My first thought, they did some sort of mind-altering “therapy” but that is just too easy…
    Second thought was immediately lept back to His Cousin Bill, not having really died in Luke’s arms, after being shot…
    I know Tony Geary would definitely be loving it, to finally get to further explore the Character and the timing + the new E.P. and H.W. being so great and open to the Actors’ inputs on things; very well could be that Bill never actually died, and the real Luke is still being held at either Miscaviage or worse; allowing Tony Geary to FINALLY have some fun, along with a great new s/l to run with!!!

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  42. aria says:

    i have no idea who it might be, i’m just glad its not luke, because luke hitting on kiki was way to creapy, its clearly someone who knows luke pretty well though, or has extracted alot of info from him, because the way luke went after monica about her past, this faux luke knows way too much. its going to be fun to watch though.

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  43. Fran says:

    sounds like A OLTL plot remix the tale of two todds and secret gov. but using luke instead of todd to take down sonny C instead of LORDS/ Bucannons.

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  44. Erick says:

    Bill coming back would jump the shark to me, too many people dying on screen that are somehow alive. I love the people that are back so I’ve been willing to suspend disbelief for A.J., Duke, and Julian, but Bill’s death was so priceless (“The last face I see is my own…”), and now death doesn’t mean anything anymore when anyone can come back. Who’s next? Connie? Georgie, Alan, or Emily, who all came back as ghosts? As much as we love and miss them… there’s a limit.

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  45. Darlene T szygiel says:

    I think it is Faison…….just saying.

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    steve replied

    He called Britt a nice piece of @$$??? His own daughter. No. Just saying.

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  46. Dan says:

    I love the storyline twist!! My jaw hit the floor when Julian opened the door and Luke turned around for the big Friday cliffhanger reveal. Didn’t see it coming. A lot of interesting theories being floated around. Is it Jerry Jacks, Faison, Stavros Cassadine, Bill Eckert, or maybe it is the real Luke, and he’s been brain washed? I don’t know, but it’s gonna be fun taking the ride and finding out where this all leads.

    It’s great to see them giving Tony Geary something to sink his acting teeth into again. It’s been a while. He’s one of the best actors in daytime history, and it’s always a treat to see him get a chance to prove that time and time again.

    Kudos to Frank and Ron for another tremendous storyline twist!

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  47. Annalee says:

    Since Tony Geary is such a great actor I am sure he studied the mannerisms of the person who ‘faux’ Luke is. It seems to me that he is acting like Anthony who was even lecherous towards his own daughter Claudia. I remember during that time Johnny was very protective.
    As we have also heard Johnny is coming back. So it really seems likely it’s Anthony to me. But I could be wrong…….after all I never win any lottery’s…..lol 0_o

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  48. heidi says:

    I have not read any of the other posts yet.

    Last we saw of Jerry Jaks he was driving off in a car driven by Julian Jerome. It is my guess that Jerry is the backer and that he had plastic surgery or a mask made to look like Luke after they got him and used his blood for a cure.

    Otherwise Jerry was working for the person who is bank rolling Julian and Jerry is now going to be saved by Robin with the blood of Luke who is still captive somewhere and this is a masked person looking like Luke.

    Which ever… I think it is going to be a fun unravel… plus we get to see Tony Geary do a great job with this!!! I love GH!!!

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  49. Barb Harnedy says:

    Well….if its someone wearing a latex mask…Dante & Ben will be allergic!!

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  50. Sharon B. says:

    So if this person is not Luke. Where is the real Luke? And does the imposter marry Tracy?

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  51. Kimwana says:

    It’s Anthony Z remember Heather was the last one with Anthony presumed dead body.

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    steve replied

    I’m with you there. She buried him in the woods. Sure. I believe Heather. Did Johnny ever find his grandfather’s body?

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  52. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    Who knows who it could be, I hope whomever it is, it gets Luke permanently off of my screen. Not a fan of him nor Tony Geary.

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    1loveabcsoaps replied

    Auh………
    But there R just some people we R not fond us, in life for no reason.
    I’m the same way with Elizabeth, Rebecca Herst. Just not fond of us. Cant see her in a lead role, only as a background player, or off canvass.

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  53. davlestev1 says:

    It’s BRENDA BARRETT IN A MASK!!!

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  54. davlestev1 says:

    Or maybe it’s RC himself once the mask is yanked off!! He couldn’t write anything stupider!!!

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  55. Pam Ervin says:

    I believe it is Fasion he is not died. Because he could make himself look like Luke. Because his wife made herself look like Anna. He has Luke as a hostage.

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    steve replied

    Really can’t see Faison talking about or looking at his own daughter the way “Luke” did. Thinking it’s one of Tracy’s exes.

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  56. Shay says:

    Although I am still leaning toward the “Bill Eckert” angle, I do have another wildcard option……if there is indeed a man “behind the mask,” could it be Stefan Cassadine????? (Or perhaps even, the aforementioned, but never seen, Valentin?)

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  57. dmr says:

    Let’s hope it is not a mask that “Luke” is wearing-totally overdone and really dumb!

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  58. john says:

    hi anthony z.. the cigar gave it away

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  59. laticia says:

    i think this luke is someone else with his face. I can’t believe that just because she was drugged he is different, this Is something that seems to have been in the making for a while. I wonder what they did with the right luke.

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  60. HAP123 says:

    My guess is Jerry Jax is back disguised as Luke Spencer. Remember Jerry was found by Julian when he fell off the roof and they both new each other. Jerry worked with Obrecht and Obrecht disguised herself as Anna. Most likely got a Luke mask from her that they designed on the island.

    What gave it a way for me was when Luke said in the stables….I always have a plan! Jerry said that on that the island to Robin.

    My guess is that Julian, Ric and Jerry are all working together. I don’t think this is just a Sonny thing. Luke said today that he wanted ELQ and now he has to marry Tracy. Maybe is a PC thing. Be interesting we see them start taking down others…Maybe Sam is next?

    I hope they announce this soon. This new Luke is to creepy and is ruining the Luke “Hero” Persona.

    Just my two cents….

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    suzi replied

    i didn’t get to watch much during the Bill Eckert thing, but I think I didn’t WANT to because I didn’t like the whole storyline. Someone was talking about how they knew Monicas whole history. That was a LONG time ago and yet he didn’t recognize any of the newbies. So that says something. what i don’t know! hahaha. I too hope they don’t drag it out long; i think that Tracy is too smart to not figure something out soon. Would hate to see them play her as totally in the dark.

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  61. Howard says:

    I really enjoyed reading all of this! Agree with poster–whomever that was that really layed into Monica, had to know of her way back, or had knowledge. I rule out Jerry Jax right now, although I read that Sebastian Roche is returning this spring ( I am happy of this–he is such a good actor). It leads to Bill Eckert. I never liked his character. Will they turn to Heather Webber about Miscavage? I believe they will. Right now Bill Eckert is logical. How , Why and Who did this to Luke at Miscavage. Was Heather in on it–or perhaps not. Don’t know who else it could be. Tony Geary is one of the BEST actors every to grace Daytime Television, L/L will someday be reunited. He wont leave 3+ million fans, who have watched him faithfully since the late 70′s in despair. Whenever GH fades away , TG and GF will be the ones carrying it to the end.

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  62. Gabe Fritz says:

    Maybe someone from Lily’s family!

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    suzi replied

    was wondering that also!

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  63. Mom says:

    Who cares. Just show it. Mask are over played

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  64. marz says:

    Bill Eckert never met Sonny, so he could not have hated him.

    Faison would never talk about his own daughter that way.

    I’m leaning towards Damian Smith… The 20 years works perfectly and he did hate Sonny.

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  65. shannon says:

    I think its Ned Ashton. I was reading that he is coming back the first week of April. He wants ELQ and hates Sonny.

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  66. SANDY SOBERANES says:

    Luke is not himself. I don’t like his role. It’s creepy and i am starting not to like him.

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    SANDY SOBERANES replied

    I don’t think it will be Bill Eckert either. I think Tony Geary wants to retire so they can’t use him anymore. Atleast that is what i think.

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  67. miss piggy says:

    Luke Spencer is a rapist- so no.

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  68. Sharon Talbot says:

    I think Luke is anothet character in a mask; ala Faison/Lavery.

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  69. natasha says:

    I think it’s Jerry jax

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  70. Mikey says:

    I’m surprised no one else has figured this out. It has to be VICTOR JEROME !!!!!!!

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  71. Asterisk says:

    Jagger Cates

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  72. Albert says:

    Predictable. Luke is in fact the missing Jerry Jax. He has a mask for some type of alteration to look like Luke

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  73. tammy wallace says:

    jerry jacks with a mask

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  74. Seun O says:

    He is Jerry Jack’s

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  75. Joyce says:

    How can :Luke be against Sonny? Wasn’t Sonny and Luke best friends and where is Luke getting the money to pay Julian?

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  76. Joyce says:

    Forgot about Jerry! So, where is the real Luke?

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    SandySak replied

    He’s most likely still locked up over at Miscavige!

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  77. marilu14 says:

    This better not be yet another imposter in a mask! Absurd.

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  78. Christy says:

    can anyone remember GH past – who called Lulu “Leslie” instead of Lulu. That was a big clue when “Luke” was brought to the hospital after being rescued.

    who is the past would have referred to her that way? and it could have been like 20 years back if this person has been away from Port Chuck that long, so Lulu would have been a young girl.

    I don’t think it’s Jerry. He would have tried to hook up with Alexis (and still be close to Sonny) since he had a thing for her.

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  79. Verneal Maze says:

    I think Luke is a fraud, he’s really Valentine Cassadine in disguise.

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    My original thought was Jerry but now i wondered if they got Vincent Izzary to play Valentin…i asked that under a different post…still my first guess is Jerry, Victor or someone connected to the Balkin…but maybe if they got Vincent then most likely Valentin!!!

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  80. Geo says:

    All of these thoughts are plausible. Someone with connections and money for sure are behind this “Luke.” Moreover, someone with connections to Brenda and possibly the Barrett money is plausible. Finally, someone who HATES Sonny with every fiber of his existence. I think it will turn out to be JAX.

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  81. SheilaB says:

    Is it just me or is anyone else really disliking this kid they have playing Spencer? I’m not sure if it is the writing for this kid or the kid himself but he is snobby and totally over playing the rich kid role since he now has speaking parts. I was so glad when Sonny addressed it at Nik & Britt’s “engagement” party!

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    jsnkth replied

    Seriously-I would avoid that kid at all costs in real life…even if he were mine.

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    SheilaB replied

    Me too! I mean, seriously, who talks like that? Even if you ARE richer than God!

    edna replied

    I was thinking the same thing….He is just too “richy richy”.

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  82. mfarris70 says:

    What if the Luke-alike is Madeline’s husband? Donna Mills and Tony Geary being bad together would be amazing!

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  83. jsnkth says:

    It could be Marco Dane. Tracy hooked up with him, he used to be a pimp and has some history withLuke and Sonny…

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    jsnkth replied

    I just can’t picture present-day Luke snorting/selling coke. Smoking copious amounts of weed, yes. Cocaine, not so much.

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  84. Keys GH Fan says:

    Faux Luke is too sleazy to be the real Luke or Jerry Jacks. Bill Eckert was never interesting enough to bring the character back now. I think it’s one of the Alcazars.

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  85. Desiree says:

    I was not shocked because of how he has been acting. I think it is not Luke.

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  86. Julie Churchill says:

    It’s Harlan Barrett, Tracey is his ex, he was part of a drug cartel, he always wanted to get a piece of ELQ, sleazy skirt chaser, Brenda is his daughter and sonny sent her crazy sonny pulled off what Harlan couldn’t running the mob and having a piece of ELQ, sonny is anti drug Harlan pro, Barrett enterprises was his company, He hates Robert and Anna so he brought back Julien. Ned will return he dated Harlan’s daughter Julia and will pick up on his mannerisms .

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  87. edna says:

    I missed GH for years and just catching up. Thanks for all the history. Things are falling into place now. It really could be Faison, even though Anna and Robert “supposedly” killed him. He was probably wearing a bullet proof vest!!!

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  88. mark says:

    This may not be a big thing, but Luke has a tendency to call family and loved ones by their birth names, nicknames; Lesley Lu, Caroline, and Barbara Jean for example. However this “new” Luke called referred to his sister as Bobbie as opposed to Barbara Jean. Also, someone made a very good point concerning Luke supposedly funding Julian Jerome. How can Luke be funding a big crime syndicate when he has to constantly steal money from Tracy? Luke’s broke! And wasn’t Eckert involved with Barrett Industries?

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  89. Patricia Nolan-Hall (@CaftanWoman) says:

    I’ve been picking up on a strong Stefan vibe from this faux Luke lately. Hey, stranger things have happened!

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  90. Lyn says:

    What about Lilly’s Dad he hates Sonny and would do anything to bring him down.

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  91. Teri Skuczas says:

    All I know is I do not like the new Luke if this drags on for to much longer I will not watch for awhile it has happened before sometimes things just drag on for ever

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  92. ghfanx says:

    Its stavros or jerry jax. The ex is either lulu, alexis or bobby spencer, depending on if its stavros or jerry. If it’s stavros, the scheme isn’t about taking sonny down, it’s about revenge on luke. Stavros is gaslighting julian, the whole ‘lets get sonny’ thing is a front so nobody including the jeromes figures the real purpose. What better than to have sonnys former bestie luke get blamed for taking him down and ruin lukes reputation to boot? If it’s Jerry Jax, remember when Julian rescued him after his fall he said Jerry owed him a favor and Jerry knew all about the Barrets because of his brother. Also, too much focus on height, posture, age etc remember that faison faked being duke and they in no way resemble each other in any of those things, but stavros, jerry and luke all do.

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  93. ghfanx says:

    heather has luke safely tucked away. i wonder how she pays all her minions.

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  94. ghfanx says:

    how about its johnny zacchara…out to get sonny for what he did to his sister, the faux luke did mention that.

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    sherri replied

    Johnny was not a perv with ladies like the faux Luke….

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  95. Betty Hebert says:

    I sure hope this is a faux Luke otherwiise a wonderful character who made this show worth watchng is gone

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  96. SandySak says:

    It can’t be Jerry Jax in one of those creepy masks due to the simple fact that Anthony Geary is 6″2 inches tall whereas actor Sebastian Roche only comes in at 5’11. If they have it where this is this is case, that wouldn’t be too smart and wouldn’t make since because the heights just don’t match up.

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  97. Chris R says:

    Since reading that Ned will contact Jenny, we know it will be bill Eckert. I understand why he’d hate Luke, but why Sonny and not sure if he was remotely connected with the Jeromes , but perhaps they will reveal….

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  98. Drew says:

    It’s Frank Smith!

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  99. Lisa says:

    I agree! It’s Frank Smith with Luke’s face. Frank Smith hates both Sonny and Luke, and would love to bring them both down. Luke and Sonny use to work for Frank as his minions, then they turned on him.

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  100. Randal H. Upton says:

    I THINK THAT LUKE SPENCER WENT IN PRISON. LUKE WAS GOOD. ANOTHER LUKE WHOEVER WAS WEARING MASK OF HIM. IT MIGHT BE MASTERMINDED JERRY JACKS WHO FELL OFF THE CLIFF THEN HE WAS RESCUED BY AVA AND JULIAN JEROME TO TAKE HIM FROM PORT CHARLES. HE WAS STILL ALIVE.

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  101. Eddie Q lives says:

    It’s the “real” Luke, and the nicey nice one who has been around for years is an imposter.

    As to Antony Z being too small, etc…this is a soap. Recasts have been more bizarre than a character growing a foot in height. It is the world of SORAS, where a kid can grow 10 years in 6 months, and nobody bats an eyelid. Michael was a ginger who turned blonde and aged from 7-18 in no time flat.

    Rule nothing out.

    My gut says Victor Jerome, or JR Ewing.

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  102. Pat says:

    I hope it is Jerry Jax. That way maybe Jasper Jax will come back and save the day. I loved Jax’s role on GH.

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  103. Bee says:

    Anthony Z. wanted the Quartermaine business, hated Sonny and would kill anyone. As Fluke he was going to get rid of Tracy after he gained control but that didn’t happen. It absolutely has to be someone who hated Sonny.

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  104. Randal H. Upton says:

    I think Jerry jacks wore the mask of Luke Spencer.

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