General Hospital fans will get their fill of some of the most beloved and familiar faces returning to the ABC soap opera for Tony Geary’s (Luke Spencer) final story before he exits the series for the last time. The show has promised a final hurrah for longstanding icons Luke and Laura played by Geary and the just returned Genie Francis (Laura Spencer)
Francis spoke to TV Line and admitted she already shared scenes with her on-screen son, Jonathan Jackson (Lucky) and Geary, and is set next week to tape her final scenes with her long-time on-screen partner in what will be an emotional moment for all.
Over the years, Tony had made no bones that he has not wanted Luke and Laura to get back together, so Francis admitted that when got the call to return to GH, and learned that Geary was exiting for good, she wanted to make sure it was truly OK with Tony for her to be a part of this. Genie related that her initial reaction to the news was like: “Really?’ [Laughs] Really really?’ And they said yes. The next question I had to ask was, ‘Are you sure he wants me to be there?’ Because he’s been very vocal about not wanting it to be Luke and Laura reuniting. My next question was, ‘Is this what Tony wants?’ And they said, ‘Absolutely.’
Francis when on to explain that fans should look for some very emotional scenes when Lucky returns in scenes with Luke and Laura: “The Lucky moments are so, so nice. There are some amazing, not-to-be-missed scenes with Jonathan Jackson and with Tony. You can’t miss them.” Genie went on to elaborate: “Oh my god, there’s some good stuff there. And the feeling when Jonathan came back on the set was, everyone was so happy. It was like he came home. They all rushed to embrace him, and then we were all so happy, we embraced each other! (Laugh) It was really an amazing moment. The crew, the directors. It was just an amazing moment.”
So what do you think of Genie checking to see if it was OK that Tony wanted him back for his swan song on GH? Are you looking forward to seeing Jonathan Jackson with Genie and Tony? Do you feel in a perfect world the end game for Luke should be Tracy or Laura, or just for him to be by himself? Share your thoughts below!