How we will all miss the mighty Jane Elliot as Tracy Quartermaine, when she makes her final exit from General Hospital. No further proof of that was in a touching scene written for that ties it all back to the beginning of the character’s history.
That is when she was at odds with her father, Edward Quartermaine (Played by David Lewis and later John Ingle). She even withheld his meds while he was having a “heart attack”, which he actually faked! Elliot won a Daytime Emmy for that performance. Through the decades, Tracy always felt Edward never loved her. But that was revealed to not be the case to her in a letter when she and Laura (Genie Francis) were in Turkey on Tuesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series.
The letter comes to light from the Abbot who explains how the painting that looks like her came into the monastery’s possession. Edward left a note behind for her because he never knew if he’d see her again. Tracy reads the letter in which Edward expresses his regrets for their distance, and cutting her out of his will. He goes on to say in the letter that the painting represents his inheritance to her, and the he loves her and forgives her. Now, she needs to forgive herself, he writes as he ends his final thoughts to his daughter.
Tracy then announces she wants to take the painting back to Port Charles, but the Abbot tells her she can’t because they have a buyer and the money will fund important work in the monastery for years to come. However, Tracy will not part with the painting!
You can watch the emotional moment for longtime GH viewers and the character of Tracy after the jump. Then let us know, what did you think of the performance by Jane Elliot? Are you glad GH came to a resolution in the long battle between father and daughter? Share your thoughts below!