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181 April 29th, 2015 Genie Francis Returning To General Hospital!

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Hot on the heels of her appearance on Sunday night’s 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Telecast, soap opera icon Genie Francis is returning to her original soap home as the beloved Laura Spencer on ABC’s General Hospital!

The announcement was first made Wednesday by GH’s executive producer Frank Valentini on his Twitter account when he stated: “Hey #GH fans: I have AWESOME news…@GenieFrancis is coming back to @GeneralHospital !!!”

According to a show rep and TV Line, Genie will return to GH in a few weeks! Valentini then issued this statement:  “Genie is a part of our GH family and the door has always been open for her to return when the timing and story are right. Lucky for us, the stars have aligned and we are thrilled to welcome Genie back home.”

Will Laura figure into the next phase of Luke’s (Anthony Geary) road to recovery and redemption after his over year long self-battle with Fluke?  In a precursor,  Anthony Geary and Genie were reunited on stage on Sunday night and presented the final award of the evening for Outstanding Drama Series at the Daytime Emmys!  When Laura was last seen on GH, it was back in 2013 as the character left for France after divorcing Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner).

So GH and soap fans, thrilled to know Genie is finally on her way back to General Hospital? Comment below!

 

 

 

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  1. taeylor says:

    If Tony leaves I really hope they let her usher him out and keep her. She is GH as much as Tony. I hope she will be there a while. I love Genie!!!

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    Leo replied

    Ditto. I actually quit watching the show about three months ago because there was too much Anthony Geary.

    Bringing Laura back WILL DEFINITELY bring this viewer back!

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    Timmm replied

    Too much Tony! I hope that doesnt mean you were enjoying Nathan instead!

    CeeCee replied

    Lol, Leo and Timmm.
    There is no human alive, male or female whose eyes do not enjoy feasting on Nathan. Grrrrowl !!!!!!

    Lori replied

    Yes, if Tony is leaving the show, I hope they will reunite them, leave (for a short period) and then have Tony die off screen and she can come back for good! :)

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    MK replied

    Tony is Not Leaving! He changed his mind after back surgery. will this rumor finally day.

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    Harry replied

    Will this rumor finally die, you mean?
    Okay, but Luke first.

    Michael replied

    You took the words right out of my mouth.

  2. louisa says:

    Best news ever. I just hope she gets a story worthy of her talents. Laura has always been one of the most interesting and complex characters on GH. There is great potential for a powerful story.

    Plus, Laura is the reason GH is what it is–the most iconic soap of them all. She should always be front and center. She is the heart of the show. And Genie Francis is amazing.

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    nancy dillingham replied

    Louisa, you said it best! GH is crying out for some positive storylines–and Genie as its heart can give it in spades–IF the writers will rise to the occasion and write mature, uplifting dialogue between her and TG. She was Luke’s redemption once before; she can be again. Let the chemistry reignite, and let’s lift up this sodden soap.

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    CeeCee replied

    Laura could possibly be his redemption, Nancy. But let’s just leave it at that. She could be his therapist, not his lover…please, ye gods, no love scenes with Luke…oh, my…barf.

    Andy G. replied

    Agree wholeheartedly!! Even when she’s not “on the canvas,” Laura is the emotional epicenter of Port Charles.

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    Harry replied

    Louisa, Nancy and Andy…OH MY!
    You all say it so well, so I have nothing to add but thank you.

    Mollie replied

    When Genie Francis was on Y&R she was FANTASTIC. Seriously, her subtle, gentle and nuanced performance was captivating! BUT, they did not write for her and she exited.

    SAME for Maura West and Michelle Stafford both formally of Y&R and subsequently hired at GH.

    Now, I realize Genie is the original of GH, but PLEASE GH, write for her and let her talents shine! She will bring you fans, viewership and accolades you will not see otherwise. Genie is brilliant.

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    CeeCee replied

    The best news ever would be if Geary is killed off and Laura not shed a tear. And remain within the gold.
    Yeah, I know, terrible thing to say. But, I’ve had enough of Luke, in a short span of time, to last me eons and eons.

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    CeeCee replied

    PS. I mean Luke killed off. God bless Tony….he has been ill. I would never wish harm upon anyone….just the character….sorry.

    IowaMan replied

    Took the words right out of my mouth. After decades of watching GH, it’s time to retire Luke forever.

  3. Andy G. says:

    Absolutely! Couldn’t be happier that she’s returning, and I hope the show will do right by her this time.

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    Mollie replied

    100% agree. GH must do right by Genie. She is magic.

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  4. su0000 says:

    I can see Genie bringing in curious viewers..
    that is good..
    bad is;
    Luke and Laura being in any type romance/sex thing..
    Tony looks like her father, it would be creepy..
    (the age difference is way more visible now than in the 80′s..)

    Perhaps she will be back with Scotty and her and Lucy can have catfights lol ..

    I can not imagine what they can do with Laura that would be interesting..
    still looking forward to the return ..

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    CeeCee replied

    She will be mistress of Wyndemere Mansion…as its matriarch. Perhaps, she can tame the darkness within Nik that is slowly , but surely rearing its ugly head.
    There are a million and one storylines that could be developed for Laura. …can’t wait.

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    Harry replied

    Well, Su00, as you frequently say about soap characters, why pair her up with anyone? Let her one great romance be with herself.

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    CeeCee replied

    PS…. I agree with you, su. I just do not seen Luke and Laura together this time around.
    I forgot to mention ….is Emme/Lulu pregnant? I thought I detected a little bump. She’s so small of stature…maybe she had a big lunch?…LOL.
    That would be a good reason for Laura to extend her stay in PC, yes?

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    Shay replied

    It’s funny that you should make mention of this subject, CeeCee. A few weeks back, I had a similar observation about Sappy….it was moderated out of existence, but I questioned whether an “instant” and “contrived” foreshadowed fling with Mikey was designed to provide yet another sap to father a little “Sapster,” should a pregnancy storyline of convenience be required. (Needless to say, I certainly hope not! The thought of a Quartermaine heir being brought into the world via this unsuitable miss makes me want to hurl!) P.S. Speaking of previous posts, I did reply to a number of yours and they didn’t make it online….hope you received them in your inbox! One was about your sweet little Rosalba and her proud milestone and the other a less pleasant subject…I’m sure you can hazard a guess! LOL….

    CeeCee replied

    @Shay.
    Hi, there, girl.
    Alas, I did not receive any of your posts. Coincidentally, I have sent you a few also, that did not make it.
    You do have a point, in that, Sabrina/Theresa may be with child and this storyline with Michael was contrived for said reason.
    As far as Emme, formerly known as Marcey, or Marcy,…..she is more or less my size…I am a bit taller and somewhat more endowed (unfortunately for me) , so a little tummy growth stands out. Perhaps it was my imagination and saw something that wasn’t there? We shall see.

    Rosalba is gorgeous! ….walking on her own on two steady, chubby legs…thank-you.
    And, yes !!!!! I can guess…in fact, I am sure your thoughts were reciprocated by mine.

    Harry replied

    Shay, a less pleasant subject? Have you been talking about ME again?
    Seriously, the idea of Sappy having a mini me toddling around the Q mansion is a vexing thought.
    Yesterday, Sappy was getting all giddy and excited about the Nurse’s Ball. I think she’s going to perform a Disney on Ice number and she will be singing, “Let it Go!”

    Shay replied

    @Harry…..I would NEVER, EVER term you as such! You have been nothing but a pure delight since I first encountered you here at MFSoaps! (And that’s not simply due to our shared antipathy for Sappy, aka “Sparkle Pony!” LOL.) However, you are so right when you observe that the notion of this puke-provoking progeny is one neither of us would wish to see reaching actual fruition ala Chez Quartermaine. As for “Disney on Ice, 2015 Edition,” I would sincerely hope for the Sapster to be “Let Go” once and for all!!!!

    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Us old geezers are sooooo giggly about her return…lol…seriuosly, id rather see Luke with Tracy but Laura can still be part of his life without any romantic connection…thats if she isnt an imposter sent by the Cassidines to kill off Luke…lol

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    Harry replied

    Jim, you crack me up.

    Timmm replied

    I like Luke and Tracy together anyway.

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    Harry replied

    I like Traci and Luke together too, Timm.

  5. Lori says:

    This is the best news I have heard in a long time…….I just can’t believe she is finally coming back ! Thank you Frank !! Now please let Luke and Laura reunite.

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    nancy dillingham replied

    Yes, yes, Lori. I agree!

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  6. Harvey Allen says:

    THANK YOU SOAP GODS!

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  7. Jeremy says:

    It’s about damn time!

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    Jeremy replied

    Truly, this is the best news of the day! So, is this short-term, recurring, a one-year contract? Fans like me are longing to know more details.

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    nancy dillingham replied

    Hope it’s not a day or three like the warm actress Dee Wallace Stone. What another missed opportunity for TPTB to develop a story between Luke and his long-lost sister. Hope they don’t do a great injustice to Genie this time around like they did before. Hope Genie will stick up for herself and be given the dignity she deserves. I’m waiting–with a bit of hope—still.

    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    It could be temp…the storyline is Laura returns to PC to romantically reconnect with Luke but she really is the evil Flaura…a fake Laura sent by Helene to kill Luke once and for all…thats what the upcoming murder mystery is planned for the show…just kidding…lol…its good to see her back…just hope she returns with a good storyline of her own!!!

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    Harry replied

    Nancy, I don’t mean to be disrespectful but there is no comparison between Dee Wallace Stone’s Patricia and Genie Frances’s Laura.
    Laura was a front burner character before she laid eyes on Luke. As much as I like Dee Wallace, let’s face it, Patricia was part of damage control.

    Fanny replied

    Great analogy, DAMAGE CONTROL.
    I simply called it back-peddling.

    shrona replied

    Ah, Jimh, when I need a smile I come to this site and look for your comments…I would love to see Genie get a storyline for herself and not just as some prop for Luke or Scott. I don’t want to see her get back together with Luke because Tracy is perfect for him and, as I’ve said before, Jane Elliot is a much better acting/sparring partner for Tony than Genie ever was…(said by the woman who cut college classes to watch special L&L episodes) :)

    Timmm replied

    Shes just coming back to get her hairbrush. She left it at Shadybrook!

  8. Rose says:

    Glad to hear Genie’s back. Hope she stays a while, and has more of a storyline than Luke. Especially since he probably will be taking time off for his yearly summer vacation.

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  9. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    I hope that Laura’s return is well orchestrated, and not some silly ploy to reunite the gross Luke and Laura. Their pairing is wrong on so many levels, and I need a strong Laura who is focused on her children and becoming a stronger woman than some weak shell of herself.

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    CeeCee replied

    Right on, Scott. Laura needs no one…she can stand on her own two feet . I am really excited about her return. I will be given the opportunity to get to know the real Laura. The only way I can do that is for her to be independent free of any bonds; invisible as they may be.
    Luke and Tracy are perfect together.
    Laura is an angel..,.not for, as you so well describe… ‘Gross’
    Perhaps, when she is ready to start a new relationship, I propose someone of a classier and sophisticated nature…not someone with so
    much baggage. Sure, she and Luke may have had a colorful relationship and have experienced a meaningful life together…let’s move on . I don’t care if the next man in her life is eighty…just do not let it be yucky Luke.

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  10. AJQ says:

    “The door has always been open for her to return when the timing and story are right. Lucky for us, the stars have aligned and we are thrilled to welcome Genie back home.”

    Take notice of the language. It’s not the door has always been open for her, it’s open when the story and timing are right. So let’s put to rest all the comments we’ve seen about Genie not wanting to be on the show or all the unsubstantiated gossip about family issues etc.

    They brought Genie back for the 50th, to use her like other vets, to bring back fans but had no interest in a real story for her or to give her a contract. This is how they treated a GH icon; as soap icon.

    But things aren’t going so well two years later are they? The newbies and so called “heavyweights” from other shows aren’t really cutting are they? Ratings are down, and any time they show some improvement or life, it is short lived. Now they’re hoping the Nurses Ball will attract some people, but then what?

    So now they bring back Genie, who should have never left two years ago. An actress and a character who should have her rightful place front and center on a show called General Hospital. I hope she’s getting everything she wants, the show needs her, not the other way around. But of course at the end of the day, it will be the same writing team, Genie can only act with what they give her.

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    nancy dillingham replied

    Amen and Amen!

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    Harry replied

    AJQ! I noticed the same oxymoronic language! “The door is ALWAYS open” but only WHEN the timing and story are right? HUH?
    Gotta love that doublespeak.
    And no, she should not have left two years ago. If Laura walking off to Paris in the middle of a storyline is not an example of a the personification of an incomplete sentence, I don’t know what is.

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    Timmm replied

    Its as dumb as Robin disappearing again!

    CeeCee replied

    I am a little confused by the analogy/analysis myself. Harry, you are the professor, so perhaps I err.
    I don’t know about Rodd, but I don’t understand how “The door is always open” is an oxymoron. What am I missing?
    I thought that an oxymoron ‘happens’ in a sentence when two contradictory words or concepts are used subsequent of each other….such as “icy hot” or “poor little rich girl”.
    I would love to hear your professional explanation/expertise on the subject.

    And, I too, hope that Genie will not appear for a short stint and then be a spec on the horizon once again.

    nancy dillingham replied

    Hey there, Harry! I wasn’t comparing Genie Francis and Dee Wallace Stone–just saying TPTB missed another opportunity to strengthen the Spencer family ties.
    Genie is the bomb–and always an incomparable, luminous, passionate presence on screen. And, yes, she was there BEFORE TG and L and L. You are right on, Harry, as usual–I really like your humor.

    Rodd replied

    I respectfully disagree with your analysis.

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    Harry replied

    How so, Rodd?

    Harry replied

    Thank you for responding, Nancy.
    I was not disagreeing with you comparing the actresses, but the characters and their relation to the GH legacy.
    But I think I understand what you’re saying.

    Fanny replied

    I totally agree with you about Genie,and the same can be said about Vanessa Marcel
    her last appearance on the show was wasted on a poor story line. I know that FV &
    RC can come up with compelling and attention worthy stories for them.

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    su0000 replied

    So, the has been Laura- people are supposed to put her on a pedisil and treat her as royalty and give her fanny a big smooch, aha ya…
    Her story(s) are no different than anybody else’s, she gets what she gets..
    It a fair playing field..
    Since her absence others have given their all to GH, and are above her storys wise, now..she has to sduck it up :) lol

    Harry replied

    Suoo, how is Laura a has been but Luke is not?
    Genie Frances has been very gracious despite being treated like utter crappolla and is the last one to demand special treatment.
    I don’t understand your point but has Laura joined your “I-Hate-Sharon” club?

    aria replied

    i agree that FV is double talking in his announcement of Genie returning, its like he’s trying to tell us the only reason she wasn’t on was because the storyline wasn’t there? what is he talking about? timing? is he for real. they sideline Genie and the character for two years, its the same excuse they’ve been using to not give Rebecca a storyline and kept saying the timing was never right, yet kept characters like sam and carly front and center and even in other storyline with other characters so we would have to be force to see them everyday. Its clear FV and RC have their fave actors/characters that they write for, they are doing the same thing that JFP and RG did, write in favor of certain actors and make the other half look like idiots just look at what they’ve done to Anna.

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    su0000 replied

    hey Harry..
    I’m not sure how I will feel about the Laura character,, never seen her strut her stuff..
    To me she will be newbie lol .. :)

  11. Mary SF says:

    Well it makes sense because I cannot see how they could seriously wrap up this Fluke story, or take it the next level without bringing the character Laura into it. They said she will be back, but they didn’t say for how long, one show, two, a few weeks, a long term contract? So, not sure if this is the big news it sounds like until I know how long she will be on the show.

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    nancy dillingham replied

    Agreed!

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  12. heidi says:

    Ecstatic Genie is coming back!
    Please let her stay for awhile
    and let’s have her not with Scott
    or Luke! I want to see her come back
    a business woman and let her find someone
    new! So very happy she’s coming back!!!

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    Timmm replied

    She should return with Stephan.

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  13. Tori says:

    Love that Genie is coming back and it better not be to prop Luke again! So sick of anything to do with L&L he looks like her granddaddy,awful Hoping they bring back Stefan and let SN do both Days and GH and let her get involved with her kids. For the love of God please make her a strong woman not a whimpering whiner chasing after loser granddaddy Luke for once!

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    KMB replied

    YES. Perfect post Tori! I couldn’t agree more. And yes, bring back Stephen Nichols. :)

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  14. Charday says:

    That’s great. Hope to see Lesley Webber back, too (and Monica Q).

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    nancy dillingham replied

    Yes, would love to see Lesley Webber and Monica back!

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  15. Cherry says:

    I hope against all hope that Genie will get a real foot in this time around. She is an awesome actress and belongs on GH. Luke, I am not so sure is the man for her though. He just didn’t appreciate her like he should have.

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  16. Ces says:

    Happy to hear this news!! Hope it is a great return and a great story for her and tony!

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  17. Les says:

    I guess I will be checking into GH again after all. Genie’s return is great news and I hope they will give her and Tony the storyline they deserve…

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    nancy dillingham replied

    Yes, so do I!

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  18. Aria says:

    I’m happy she’s coming back, hope FV asked her the same question he asked TG ” Genie, what would you like to do that you haven’t done yet”? And take it from there. Hope he realizes that a short visit would be pointless. There’s so many avenues the show can take and it won’t be the end of the world if Laura doesn’t reunite with Luke, the characters have proven they can stand on their own, no reason to punish one for the sake of the other. Now let the fun begin, let’s do Genie right FV/RC.

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    Kady replied

    Excellent post. I agree wholeheartedly! Genie, we can hardly wait to see you!

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    nancy dillingham replied

    Yes, Aria, why DON’T TPTB ask Genie that question–you hit the nail on the head!

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    CeeCee replied

    BTW…Nancy, or…? I really and truly LOVE your pseudonym.

  19. Andrew says:

    Happy about this but wish that they would give her a better storyline than what will probably be her nursing Luke, making Tracy jealous. I wanted L and L reunite for a long time, but after the Fluke story, no, no, no..

    Of course, I’d also hoped that Laura was the one that the “Legion of Doom” reported to, just because it would give her some power and a cool storyline… but I can’t imagine Genie would come back for something that would turn Laura into a villain. Sadly, on her last visit, she was just a shell of her former self. I hope they’ve figured out a good long term story for her. I’d rather not see her than see her in a story that fails her again.

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  20. Yvette McKnight says:

    Hope that she brings her Mom with her :-/

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    Timmm replied

    Yeah, that will boost the ratings!

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  21. Jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    I thought maybe Britt was returning…and she was at Brad’s door…

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    Timmm replied

    No it was the Avon lady!

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    It was Britt…i didnt know she now sells Avon!!!…lol

    Shay replied

    OMG! How right you were, jimh! The Britch is baaaaaaack!!!!! What a sight for sore eyes….loved her with Brad! REALLY loved her with Mutter!!!!! Awwwww….

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    Harry replied

    Why is Britt gone but Sparkle Pony continues to trot?

    Timmm replied

    Its Faison in a Britta mask!

    CeeCee replied

    Yeayyy!! Pure joy. It was great seeing Britt.
    Did you notice how Spencer flew into her arms? That was a truly veritable Kelly–Nicolas moment….what a touchingly authentic reunion. I loved it.

    CeeCee replied

    Weird, jimh. I thought the same thing when Brad opened the door, and I saw his shocked face. You must be sending me telepathic messages.

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    Shay replied

    Exactly, CeeCee…..The joy that all the actors displayed for KT’s much-appreciated return was so genuinely warm and believable! Mr. Cooper, Liesl and Spencer seemed just as thrilled as we were to welcome this gorgeous dynamo back to town! I truly hope she can stick around for awhile, if for no other reason that Brad and she are sorely needed to make comment upon the fashion “yays and nays” of Port Charles…we can’t do all the work! However—LOL—just a few quick observations: Anna was as chic and classy as expected, fabulous color for her! Liz was utterly breathtaking….pretty in pale pink, very regal in her Audrey Hepburn-esque mode. Maxie’s dress was truly lovely….just so delicate and ethereal. And, of course, Alexis didn’t disappoint, falling out of her usual far-too-revealing attire whilst sharing herself with the world in all of her “Cooper’s Droop” glory!!!! (God help her…) Last but not least, the truly magnificent Dr. O’s style statement as “The Lady in Red” was totally befitting of her flamboyant image, really unforgettable…..what great fun! KG rocks!

    CeeCee replied

    @Shay.
    Hi.
    I replied to your comment, sweetie….alas, it did not make it. I shall re-phrase. I hope I can contain myself….but, with these allergies…hmmmmm, I don’t know….I will try by not mentioning anything negative…LOL.
    I thought it was a beautifully written commentary on the ladies’s apparel…I even complimented ALL the guys….so dashing and debonair.
    My favorites were Maxie’s and Lulu’s. Valerie’s top was simply splendid. However, I thought the motif should have carried throughout….same fabric and, I would have chosen a one-piece in lieu of a two-piece…..mid-drift? Nah! It is just my opinion….if one goes formal, then that attire defeats the purpose. She looked fab, nonetheless. Actually, they all looked better than some thespians on the Red Carpet….kudos.
    Elizabeth looked like a princess…but, no bun….too matronly. …..beautiful, nonetheless.
    Anna did not disappoint….sedate, yet sophisticated.
    I liked Carly’s as well….not outlandish…she has flair.
    The juxtaposition of Alexis’s arms and hands pretty much covered what I did not want to see….but, to her credit, the flash that I did see was okay…not the typical…”here THEY are….” The camera barely skimmed over her.
    As corny as this may sound, Shay……I really like Nancy. I’m serious. I like the actress. I think you understand, I am not being facetious. But, Alexis, the attorney, should take a look-see at Alicia Florrick/Julianna Margulies (THE GOOD WIFE).
    And, as I said above…Lucy blew me away…..I love her style.

    Shay replied

    @CeeCee…Yes, many of my (even quite innocuous) comments have been falling through the moderating cracks as of late. It has become tedious. Hence, just know that I have not been ignoring you….or the other kind folk who reply to me. I needed a few days off, so I didn’t even try to post over Sunday-Monday….now I’m back! (And I can relate to the allergies….awful, aren’t they?) Anyway, we agree on numerous fashion points. I totally concur that “Princess Elizabeth” was beautiful….I also felt the bun was too severe for her delicate features, but I surmised it was in keeping with the “Audrey” theme….not my choice, necessarily, but RB managed to pull it off. I totally adored the color, cut and fabric of Anna’s gown…..it complimented her well-honed frame and was perfect for her exquisite tango routine. I thought Val-Chops’ croptop was quite cute, too, but the skirt was too LillyPulitizer, luau-themed for me. I hate bright and gauche! I think Maxie could have carried off that tiny top much better on her petite frame, although her dress was simply angelic….really bridal in nature. Loved it! Alas, I found Lulu and Carly’s garb to be a bit akin to beauty-pageant wear…..although the vivid shades definitely flattered their blonde coloring. As for Alexis, perhaps she was not as exhibitionist in nature as usual, but it would have been refreshing to see her covered up for once….most of the other ladies managed to do so. (As for NG….not really a fan. But then, I’m not interested in most actors/actresses as “personalities” so their views and musings outside of the “business” don’t grab me. If they rivet me onscreen, I’m satisfied, and if not, then, whatever. But you are quite right about the wardrobe of “Alicia Florrick” I do not watch “The Good Wife,” but I am very aware of JM’s style, and it is drop-dead professional!) Overall, I found this year’s NB’s fashion extravaganza to be truly disappointing….to me the majority of the crowd looked like they shopped for prom dresses at Goodwill!!! Then again, it certainly paled in comparison to the Met Gala’s sartorial nightmares….what the? That used to be one of the most exclusive, elegant, sophisticated events of the social season, and now it’s been reduced to a reality tv special with each attendee fighting for the “worst-dressed” title! Lord have mercy!

    Shay replied

    Wasn’t that just too cool, jimh? I’ve so missed the “Brittster,” and her peculiar form of mother-daughter bonding with our much-treasured Mutter! Besides, Brad’s been so lonely without her….he needs an additional outlet separate from Lucas to exercise his “sarcasm gene” since Dr. Jones was so clearly not blessed with that particular gift for glibness that Mr. Cooper possesses in spades! The “Wicked Westbourne” IS the perfect partner in snark for Brad! Welcome back, Girl!

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Yes, wuv Brad and Britt witty banter…lame Lucas is my sleeping pill-he often puts me to sleep…our marvelous Mutter once again stole the show…she should be on Broadway in some cabaret type musical!!!

    CeeCee replied

    Well, Shay? Look at the participants of that sartorial gala…..Kim Kardashian? Beyonce? Rihanna? I love Rihanna’s music, that’s about it.
    I care not how much money one has…those garish ‘outfits’ bespoke of la bourgeoisie. But, these women seem to be leading the fashion world…without class. Why? ….because they are exalted into the unreachable firmament…..is it a wonder we call them stars? Ha! and double Ha!
    Les nouveaux riches sont tres gauches. Je ne suis pas impressionne.
    One does not see that in any of our charity balls, attended by NYC’s creme de la creme.
    However….one does need sparkle and obtrusively showy pop-culture-art. Where was Sarah Ferguson?…LOL. She would have fit right in that spectacle.

    Pomp and circumstance is a thing of the past. Certainly not fit for the late Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner, RITA Hayworth, Princess Diana or the Duchess of Cambridge, albeit Scarlet Johansen and Charlize Theron are reminiscent of Old Hollywood.

    I agree that Carly’s dress came right of ‘Prom’ rack…but, that’s my point…..she was not hanging out. Lulu’s dress-style was gorgeous….imagine it in black. (By the by…the little bump was still there)…..LOL
    I cannot risk describing Jordan’s dress ….and some others. I will be castigated.

    Shay replied

    @jimh…..Jackpot!!!!!! That’s the perfect word for “Bratt!” (aka, Brad and Britt….) I just sat in awe and amusement as the two of them opined and critiqued the denizens of Port Charles as they strolled the red carpet….it was epic. (But I was greatly disappointed that they had no snarky remarks for Sappy…..) Oh, how we must have this most unlikely but completely in sync duo back in our midst on a regular basis….they just go together, like bread and butter! As for the incredible Dr. O….WOW OH WOW!!!! KG certainly did not disappoint….by the way, were you aware that I actually previously suggested here “99 Luftballoons” as a possible song for Mutter? I had envisioned a much more elaborate production with a huge balloon drop at the end, but Liesl’s version was most satisfying….the outre’ outfit and the popping balloons were just classic Dr. O. flourishes. Touche’ and kudos to KG for once again stealing the show! Can’t wait to see her encore, encore….something heart-tugging, I’m sure! Would love to see her so something “Phantom”-related with Spencer, but anything slow and—excuse the pun—”sappy,” will do: “I Will Always Love You?” or “What I Did For Love?” Hmmm……

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Yes, now that you mentioned it, i do remember you suggesting 99 Bottles of Beer(lame joke…im kidding…lol)…99 Luftballoons…i still believe on Monday we will have our little ‘Phantom Of The Soap Opera’ moment…will he pull of his mask!!! and what would you think of ‘Mappy Q’, a son for Micheal Q and Sappy Santiago???…lol

  22. Rodd says:

    I hope they have a great story for Laura. I hope she’s free of Luke and Scotty and able to stand on her own two feet; a powerful source who stirs story. Genie looked better than ever on the Emmys. It will be thrilling to see her back in PC as Laura and find out what she’s been up to while Laura was in Paris. When the character last left PC , so many story points were left hanging in mid-air, just like this delay about the waterfront clinic ELQ is supposedly building. Hope some things are tied up/explained.

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    Kelly replied

    Genie Francis did look wonderful on the Emmys. I would really love to know where she got that black dress because I think it would be perfect for my mother who is the same age as Genie.

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    Timmm replied

    I’m with you Rodd, I would like for her to come home with a new man. She can help Luke, they will always have history, she can have coffee with Scotty, that would be fun but lets give Laura her own life and move on with a new man.

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  23. su0000 says:

    well,
    like myself and assuredly many others, we have never seen Laura..
    Anyone who started watching GH after 1988ish have never seen Laura..
    That being said- she will simply be a new character to possibly a million plus..

    I saw Genie on Y&R but she didn’t do anything there of greatness lol

    Anyways it is fun to see the peoples excited for her return ..

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    Harry replied

    Suoo, I don’t disagree with your assertion that Genie was not great on Y&R. It was through not fault of her own, however.
    That she-devil, Jill Phelps, made sure that her character was an abysmal failure.

    Reply

    Kelly replied

    There is other words other than “she-devil” I would use to describe Jill Phelps but then my post would not get past the monitors.

    Fanny replied

    Completely agree with Harry & Kelly. Ursula aka JFPhelps has ALWAYS
    only had eyes for Steve Burton, why do you think he followed her to Y&R?
    She needed his endless followers and in return promised him anything
    that he wanted.

    dmr replied

    That is really funny; I heard they did not get along. When Maura West was on Y&R as Diane (?)-I think, or Diana (?)-the character was not liked either and she ended up leaving in a short amount of time. Luke and Laura were before my time, as well. I do remember them returning with Lucky in the 90′s-when Luke had his night club (loved that club) and they were entangled with the Wards and poor Genie-was always dressed in those frumpy clothes. Well, I think she looks amazing and I hope they have a good storyline for her-her last arc was boring, I thought.

    Chris F, replied

    JFP was only at YR 2 weeks with Genie. MAB was the exec producer and head writer when enie was on YR

    CeeCee replied

    Su is pretty quick …funny and cute with her answers, right, Harry? …impertinent girl !!! LOL.
    Genie’s name on Y&R was Genevieve Atkinson; Colin’s ex-wife. And, Victor’s short lived mistress.
    I must disagree with you both, though. I thought she was great. She played both the rich-bitch dame and the bar wench with absolute ease ….her acting on cue, and unswerving…..if my memory serves me right.

    Remember how astute she was in deceiving Victor? Imagine hoodwinking Victor !!…..has anyone ever succeeded in doing that? C’mon, she was as sneaky as can be….a true mistress of her craft…no pun intended. She was invaluable when Victor lost his memory…..as was Billy. (Miller)

    CeeCee replied

    You put a smile on my face this morning, Harry; after reading your comment …..”I was just trying to agree with Su about something”…..that’s rich……How about Genie/Laura killing Sharon? How do these at-the-ready retorts come to you? Do you moonlight as a stand-up comic? ….too funny….’gotta’ run….my sisters and I are going to nursery with the kids to buy plants/flowers for the flower beds….what fun! More screaming, yelling and screeching…LOL.

    Justin replied

    Su0000, you’re obviously a hater, this is your second comment against Genie’s return. Genie Francis’ Laura, is what GH should be about. We watched her grow up and we love her. Do yourself a favor, and watch some GH on youtube from that era. Honestly, Genie was part of that time period (1978) when the show was almost cancelled. She helped to save it. Show some respect.

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    Harry replied

    The think is, they didn’t just have Genie’s character (I suddenly forgot her name) written off Y&R. They had the character humiliated and figuratively tarred and feathered again and again. Everyone in town, even the lowest of the low, were allowed to kick her verbally. I think even Lily and Summer were allowed to go a few rounds on this character.
    In fact, they had Victor’s retired golden retriever come back just to bark at her.

    Harry replied

    Hey Suoo–there was a spoiler than Genie Frances’s character was about to murder Sharon right before she was written off Y&R?
    How do you like her now?

    Socha replied

    You have to understand that not everyone is a fan of Genie Francis’ Laura. There are a lot of GH fans who did not watch her grow up and come to love her. I was born in 1988 so obviously I’m one of those fans. Yes, I have watched some GH on youtube from that era. I am APPALLED that the producers turned what Luke did to Laura into a ‘seduction” scene instead of keeping it what it really was and is. WORST of all, that the producers would have Laura marry Luke!!! NOTHING, in my opinion, can be said to justify that. I can show Genie some respect for rising to the occasion to make that horrendous story line work and for helping to save the show.

    nancy dillingham replied

    Yes, Justin, I wish everyone could watch Laura on youtube–I watch when I can and always get a lump in my throat or laugh at Luke and Laura in the same apartment building–or Laura and Luke and Robert Scorpio–it’s the sheer FUN that I miss so much–watching the sparks fly as well as hearing the sparkling dialogue–and the adlibbing–how great was that! Genie Francis has said in interviews that she laughed so much (off-camera) that her stomach hurt! The actors were having a great time and so were the loyal viewers–that’s why we long for something comparable today. Writer, hone that sense of humor and get cracking!

    CeeCee replied

    I love Genie Francis, and, I did not know her or Luke, as a couple. She exudes that intangible quality/aura that is hard to explain. I simply love her.
    Moreover, I do concur with Harry, in that, she was shamed on Y&R. It seems that those two little inconsequential nonentities, those harridans better known as Lily and Summer took pleasure in berating her. I wish someone would kick the viragoes’s A$$.

    su0000 replied

    ohhh Harry!!
    wouldn’t that have been wonderful!
    Sharon killed by Genie Francis character!!
    I would make a statute of the Genie Character in honor of her kill
    (i cant recall her character name on Y&R, I didn’t pay much attention to her (boring lol ..

    su0000 replied

    Justin, hi
    I do not hate Laura.. I have not seen her.. before my time..

    I said- ”myself and assuredly many others, we have never seen Laura..
    Anyone who started watching GH after 1988ish have never seen Laura..
    That being said- she will simply be a new character to possibly a million plus..

    that is not hating her that is a fact..

    CeeCee replied

    With all due respect, Justin….I could never understand why opining/critiquing a character , a writer, a scene even, makes a poster a hater…..I know Su can speak for herself….chill, man! It’s her opinion.
    Su and I disagree on so many things…but, we tell each other why. ….actually get a kick out of each other’s comments….no haters here….

    Harry replied

    Suooo is lucky to have you in her corner, Cee Cee.
    You’re right–Genie was good in that part on Y&R. She did the best she could.
    I was just trying to agree with Su00 about something.

    Justin replied

    CeeCee. My point is, there are many who’ve heard this news and are very excited about it. Genie Francis, a very important character in the history of this show (like it or not) was treated badly by this show for years, and we’re hoping this could be a turn around. So please don’t tell me to chill. I think it’s fascinating that Genie Francis was the number 2 trending item on social media after it was announced, so I disagree with what Su0000 said, that “she will be a new character for milliions of us”.

    4ever DAYS replied

    su0000, Were you not watching GH in 2013?

    Laura married and divorced Scott before leaving Port Charles again.

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  24. Tim says:

    I would love to see Laura return with a new man,some hot guy about 10-15 years younger than her.

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  25. MK says:

    Please no more Scott or Luke or Luke or scott. she needs a story of her own.

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    tori replied

    Amen to that 1 nillion times over!

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    Kelly replied

    I more than second that.

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  26. Kelly says:

    I’m sick of the continually “wounded” Laura Spencer. I want to see a strong confident secure woman who does not need to man to prop her up. I also do not want to see Laura thrown back into the arms of Luke just because of past history. Luke and Laura are no longer married to each other; their time is over. Luke should stay with Tracy. The story line should reflect that.

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    dmr replied

    I love Luke with Tracy, too-love their comedic banter. Luke and Laura were before my time. I did catch them in the 90′s when they returned with Lucky. I’m assuming Genie is coming back on contract…?

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    Harry replied

    I agree with both of you.

    su0000 replied

    Hi, dmr,,
    we among a million or more who never seen Laura and Luke, or Laura anything, it was before our time..
    She will be a new character to me, as you..
    I never seen Laura with or without Luke, as million(s) others ..
    Anyone who tuned in after 1987 never knew of the couple lol
    Her short stint on GH she was boring and messing with Scotty..
    (I was not impressed…. will be interesting to see what they do with Laura..
    (she is no longer 19 but a grandmother)

    nancy dillingham replied

    You haven’t seen anything until you see the comedic banter that Luke and Laura had–all through the Left-handed Boy storyline (Luke and Laura on the run) and the banter (and wonderful love and romance) between them when they lived in the apartment complex together–him upstairs, her downstairs. This was after they return from being on the run. Check it out on youtube. I do all the time. It’s so wonderful. Great writing and, most importantly, great adlibbing on TG’s and Genie’s part.

    CeeCee replied

    I agree. It is a wonder to watch how devoted Tracy is. I think Luke and Tracy are good for each other. Why fix something that ” ain’t” broken?
    Some couples, as Luke and Laura, cannot reconnect. Leave well enough alone, I say. Laura should be allowed to find herself, and not be glued to anyone, at this time.

    CeeCee replied

    You go, Kelly. If Laura comes back, that is exactly how she should be ushered in….a strong woman, secure within herself; confident…….a woman who does not need a man to validate her or bolster her self-worth.
    This is THE AGE OF AQUARIUS, afterall……the age of women in motion; intellectually, socially and politically.
    Proud to be an Aquarian.

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    CeeCee replied

    PS.
    Speaking of of Y&R’s characters? Fake Jack Abbot looks like a popinjay, today. Holy Gawwd !!

    Shay replied

    @CeeCee….A “popinjay!” LMAO…..I don’t even watch Y&R, but that description of “FJ” sent me into a cacophony of giggles! Good one, Girl!

  27. Fanny says:

    Laura will most likely be a sympathetic ear and gentle shoulder for Luke to lay his weary head…
    Her children could use a little tenderness & guidance as well. To the powers that be
    please, please, bring back Julie Marie Berman, I so much preferred her portrayal
    of Lulu. I might as well ask for Jonathan Jackson while I’m at it, if only for a couple of
    episodes and make it a true family reunion.

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    Kelly replied

    Julie Marie Berman was Lulu for eight years. She may that it was time to leave GH in 2013 for other opportunities and may not be willing to come back. I actually like Emme Rylan in the role of LuLu.

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    Fanny replied

    A girl can wish!!!

    Timmm replied

    Genie better not have been brought back to be Luke’s shoulder! Give Genie some balls!

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    dmr replied

    Fanny, I agree; I’m not a big fan of Emme Rylan in the role of Lulu-nothing against the actress; but, sometimes I wish the writers would not recast a popular character.

    Reply

    CeeCee replied

    I’m ok with Emme. I just can’t get used to her as Lulu because in my head, she is still Abby Carlton Newman.

    nancy dillingham replied

    Yes, we loved the sense of family and camaraderie that is so missing today. Don’t the writers know why GH was saved and became a super soap? Maybe THEY should go back and watch on youtube.

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    su0000 replied

    LOL
    From what I’ve heard,, The families were far from a love-in..
    and-
    Luke and Laura’s marriage was very short lived to be any type of a great family..

    Today.. the Q’s still stick together..
    Today.. The Continents are a true soap family.. love and a mess..
    And the traditional brother against brother and families against families, is there..
    (sheesh even a newbie knows that is the soaps families lol ..

    IF the soaps ever had family ”camaraderie” it was short lived before the turmoil set in.. lol

    GH and its’ families are great, intriguing, and are ‘soap’ families..
    behind the betrayals is always the love or some darn good hate going on lol

    Rebecca1 replied

    Su…there was much more family dynamics back in the day. The Quartermaines were dysfunctional, hilarious, close and at ep the center of many stories. Lila and Edward, Tracy, Alan, AJ, Jason, Emily, Skye, Alice, Justice, Lois…people were always at their mansion…Brends, Sonny, Nicolas…Robert Scorpio, Sean…for good or bad things were always happening. And the bickering was priceless. Scotty had his dad Lee and Lee’s girlfriend…can’t remember her name. Elizabeth and her sister Sarah and their ” gram” …Anna, Robert, Tiffany, Duke, Holly…all intertwined and always involved in some high caper espionage. Luke, Laura, Lucky, Lulu…

    Point is I still watch and love GH, but it barely resembles gets it was. Those hours were jam packed with love, fun , family, adventure…and the zaniness that still goes on today…but even more so. It was a great show…Classic, vintage soapy fun…

  28. Timmm says:

    I figured this would happen. She wouldnt have agreed to be on the Emmys with Tony if she wasnt planning a return. I guess better late than never. It will take her a year just to get caught up on what has been going on. I’m sure that will be skimmed over and they will concentrate on post Luke’s April 1st show. Either way there is plenty to do for Genie if it is written the right way. After all, her, Tony and Jane all have mega talent and can blow the right words off the page and onto the screen!

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    nancy dillingham replied

    Yes!

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  29. Gentry Ashmore says:

    Fantastic news! Laura Spencer is an integral part of GH’s history. We love her smile, sweetness, toughness and optimism. Finally, a character to root for. Pair her back with Luke and if Tony wants to exit, bring back Tristan Rogers. Laura and Robert have wonderful chemistry and it could be a great love triangle with Anna.

    We love Genie Francis, always have and always will. Jane is great but there’s nothing like Luke and Laura. Just pure magic. Ron and Frank, kudos for listening to your fans finally.

    On another front, let’s get those rights back to OLTL. The characters had more heart and sole. So missing Vicki, all the Buchanans, Cramers and Lords but most especially, JOLIE.

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    nancy dillingham replied

    Correct on all counts re Laura and the pure magic of Luke and Laura. And, yes, we need a character to root for. Tristan was great with both Genie and Tony–no one came close to the repartee–much adlibbed–by those three. And so much fun to watch. Made one feel better not sad and down.

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    CeeCee replied

    Nancy…there something about your writing…your phraseology that teases the mind….did I know you in another life? Hmmmm…..I got a chill, suddenly.

  30. Timmm says:

    There are a lot of good comments here. Can someone help me out here? Why is it that so many people are down on Anthony Geary? Some are just tired of him. I guarantee you IF he would have retired people would have started the “When is Tony coming Back?” campaign. People, you cannot have it both ways. He is a legend. Not because of what happened in 1981. He is a damn good actor. I would rather watch him EVERYDAY rather than have Nathan, Spinelli, Nina ,Franco, Shawn, Jordan, TJ, Kiki and Morgan jammed down my throat! I know Fluke was frustrating to some but I thought the April 1st episode was great and now we will see how they proceed with his recovery or maybe his demise? Genie will be great because it never made sense that she was not here for Luke, Lulu or Nick. Now she is. I hope they give her independence and that she helps Luke but moves on with her own agenda. Either way, Tony Geary is to daytime what Larry Hagman was to primetime. Respect that.

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    su0000 replied

    Timmm !
    A big BRAVO to you! You said that ^^^ right on !!!

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    nancy dillingham replied

    I have followed TG’s character since he played on “Bright Promise” soap–and was Spectator No. 1 (Harrison Ford was No. 2 if you can believe it) on Quinn Martin’s produced show Mod Squad, I believe. I think I’ve seen TG in all of his TV shows–even that awful 1st movie. I was always his greatest champion; however, this last story changed all that. I think TG has lost perspective on the great tender, funny, unpredictable character he first created. I know he has played Luke a long time–but stage actors come back many times to the same role or to a revival. When TG said in that interview that Luke is a “marauding angel of death” and a “serial murderer” I think he went off the rails re character of Luke. And it’s all on him because he said TPTB asked him what he had not done with the character and where he wanted to go with it, we got that horrid storyline–and a flat, evil, one-dimensional character that I could no longer recognize, and my opinion changed. I was particularly horrified that he made the Spencer family victims of their past–when it had been played previously in rich GH history as a family that overcame all obstacles with love. But I still hold out hope that he can get Luke back on track, most particularly now that Genie is back. Hopeful that their scenes will restore Luke to the person he used to be–edgy, unpredictable, funny, tender, energetic, quick-witted, etc.

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    su0000 replied

    Seems you take a story too seriously..
    Tony is an actor, he was asked what he’d like perform, he wanted the story as an actor it was a challenge and a great legacy..
    It was a story.. nothing serious..

    I loved the story and Tony took it to great heights..
    Tony/Luke is many things, he goes every which way..
    He jumps from one personality to another, and that is what makes him one of the great ones!!!
    his personality last few months will differ from his now personality..
    It will all come full circle :)

    Harry replied

    Nancy, I concur completely and like you, I have loved Tony Geary and his creation Luke for over thirty years.
    He is absolutely brilliant and there was always a sense of fun interjected into his sense of tragedy. One always had the feeling with Luke that his way of coping with his messed up childhood was to externalize those demons through adventure and mostly, through humor. Remember when Luke was funny? Most funny people (certainly most comics) suffer from depression so Luke’s funny bit always jived with me.
    But this latest damage control story took all the fun out of Luke–it zapped up his spirit and I even thought his acting responded accordingly.

    Aria replied

    Appearantly people have taken things TG has said and turned them into more then what it is, example he said he wants to eventually retire and some people took it as right now and ever sense have taken to guess his exit storyline it’s so annoying but it keeps goin on, then there’s his opinion on Luke and hoe throughout the years different writers have change the core of what he thought the character was well some felt he was dissing all the years he was teamed up with genie, plus the fact that he couldn’t control specifically the previous regime hatred towards GF. My point, there’s been some stuff said that has created this assumption that TG doesn’t like working with GF, there’s been things both have said in interviews to have people assuming this . So I’m sure others will be more detailed but you know how this work, it only take one person to start so many rumors that are never true…

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    su0000 replied

    At the awards Tony said;
    He was taking his trophy back to Amsterdam with him..

    but still, that doesn’t mean he is leaving GH. just a time out perhaps..
    well, time will tell..
    As of now, nobody, nobody knows if he will exit or stay..
    (I say- he will stay on on with GH

    Dan replied

    Amen Timmm! Tony Geary is the best actor in daytime TV history, for my money, and he has the hardware on his mantle to back it up. Hell, he probably needs an entire room to store his Emmys at this point, lol. All well deserved. The Fluke storyline ended up not being the best, but his performances were always top notch, as they always are.

    He’s as good as it gets in my book, and one of those actors I would watch read the phone book, as they used to say back in the days when we still had phone books! ;)

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    Timmm replied

    And Dan, as I stated, Fluke is not over. It started to get a little stale and then April 1st happened. Now that Genie is back they have an opportunity to really lift this story to new heights! I hope it will silence Tony’s critics.

  31. Dottie says:

    I’m VERY happy Genie is coming back to GH!! I honestly thought it would have been good to bring Laura in to help bring Luke back to himself! I thought it would have been good to say ” If anyone can help Luke, Laura can”!! That woulda been a good story line!!

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    nancy dillingham replied

    Again, I agree wholeheartedly, Dottie.

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  32. Torqumada says:

    Living in the past isn’t advisable…. how many geriatric storylines can any show carry?

    It’s about ratings and demographics. No one in the coveted twenty something demographic knows or cares about granny Laura.

    This ain’t the 1980s. Just saying.

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    su0000 replied

    AHA , Torqumada !
    now that is saying it like it is, actuality .. lol

    Since her absent;
    babies have been born, went through school, entered college got a masters and a career and might have a wife and children of their own, since Laura has been with Luke/GH..
    A looooong time past..

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    Harry replied

    Torquamada, you’re singing Suoo’s song, but I ask you where oh where do you see ANYONE here wanting Laura to try to be the same young woman she was in the 80′s? Honestly, that would be depressing as all hell.Simplistic thinking is one of my pet peeves and you certainly are guilty of that but thank you for reinstating the obvious.
    Almost everyone here is delighted that Genie is coming back, however, almost everyone also agrees that they do not want her to go back with Luke. Instead, we’d like her to move on, evolve, stop being Luke’s appendage and be happy on her own.
    I do not understand why people such as yourself need to remind us intelligent folk that we cannot go back into the past. I’d rather re read The Great Gatsby than be reminded of that fact then hear it from someone on a soap opera comment section thank you very much.

    aria replied

    hmm i’m 34 maybe not in that 20 something demo your talking about and my fave characters are Anna, love the late Edward he was funny and love Tracy and Luke, so age has nothing to do with it buddy, kikki is boring so is sabrina, i rather see a diverse cast in age then 20 something or 30 something so your comment is actually ignorant..

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    Rebecca1 replied

    Very well said, Aria. Torquemada…your comment was not only offensive but narrow minded and limited. First, I don’t know how old you are but Genie Francis is in her 50s. Hardly ” geriatric.” She’s the mother of Lulu and Nicolas…does the demographic of which you speak have those? Do family dramas not usually include parents and grandparents. From The WALTON’S to The O.C., DALLAS to NASHVILLE, shows have portrayed people from all walks of life, stages and ages in life. And guess what? People ALL THROUGH their lives have stories to tell…adventures to go on and love to experience.

    Most stories revolve around family and friends…perhaps soaps aren’t for you…

  33. Linda says:

    I think Laura is a great asset to General Hospital. She is a very good actress. Welcome back. I ‘ve been watching General Hospital every day for years.

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  34. mark says:

    yawn she leaves and comes back and leaves and comes back and it never really goes anywhere

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    CeeCee replied

    Elusive? You’re right, Mark. But, I, for one, do not mind. I just enjoy watching her do her thing.

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  35. Jamesj75 says:

    Laura deserves to be a part of GH.

    Genie deserves to be a part of GH.

    This is wonderful news, although in the past, storylines have dictated a short-term visit.

    I just might be inclined to watch the show again, as long as she is there…

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  36. Dan says:

    Genie has always been one of my all-time favorites, so I’m happy anytime she returns home where she belongs. She’s a GH and soap opera icon. She looked fabulous at the Emmys, so I’m very excited to see what they have in store for her.

    I think the people on here already complaining and being negative, which some people just can’t seem to help themselves with, need to calm down, and actually wait and see what stories they have planned for Laura before they start bashing the show for Genie’s return.

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  37. nancy dillingham says:

    “Granny” Laura?????? Whoever said that: “Bite your tongue!!! Genie can stand up there with the best of them, age be damned!

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  38. nancy dillingham says:

    For su0000, guess you and I saw two different shows. Luke and Bobbie and Ruby–with lLaura, Lucky, and Lulu–and Lesley and Rick and Amy were a real family. Guess you missed those scenes. At one time, they even included Blackie. Did you miss all the family holiday scenes also? Yes, you are watching a different show than I. Meet you around the corner and we’ll view the same one sometime!

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  39. nancy dillingham says:

    CeeCee, re love scenes with TG and Genie Francis: can you say “Cary Grant,” “Humphrey Bogart,” “James Cagney,” “Laurence Olivier,” “Morgan Freeman,” “Paul Newman,” “Robert Redford’” ? And I could go on: “Jimmy Stewart,” “John Wayne,” “Sidney Poitier,” et.al.

    Age is a number–not a death sentence, for heaven’s sake. And when the actors are great actors anything seems possible onscreen. It’s call “magic.” Or “chemistry,” Or (hold that thought!) great writing.
    Come on, you’re surely not going to hold age against an actor, are you now? You’re not against getting old, are you? Remember Maurice Chevalier’s admonition when he was asked that question. You know what he said: “It’s great when you consider the alternative.” Magic, magic; that’s whey we go to the movies (or watch great actors.

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    CeeCee replied

    Oh, my God. Here we go again about age and word-twising. I AM NOT TALKING ABOUT AGE….ONCE AND FOR ALL. I am talking about Luke’s evil being, putting his equally evil hands on Laura. As someone said…I think Timmm, Fluke is not over. Do we really want to see Luke revert to Fluke and be with Laura.? Perhaps, my comments is not well-written? ..not make any sense? I will try to polish my English and post something less confusing.
    I am not familiar with the ‘old’ Luke…I only know the present Luke. I can’t stand him. I will say it again, for the umpteen time, Mr. Geary’s acting is magnificent…he deserved the Emmy. But, to compare him with Clark Gable and company? That is quite a stretch…by light years…in my estimation, not within that category. Those actors will never die or disappear into oblivion/obscurity. Why must I like this actor/character? I do not.
    By the by, Nancy, you forgot Alan Ladd, Gregory Peck and Gary Cooper…three of my faves…watched all their movies.
    I do not like Robert Redford or John Wayne. I can’t help who I favor or disfavor…it’s a personal taste.
    Try to understand what I write and reply without putting your own spin on it. I beg you to not imply something that is not there. I do not need a lesson down memory lane about an actor/character I dislike with a passion, or care about him. You have your opinion, now respect mine…I said nothing about his age. It seems to me that you are the one (and some others) who is fixated on age, not I. Please !!!!’ And, for the love of God, stop putting words in my mouth. Who are you?

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    Rebecca1 replied

    Great post, Nancy.

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    nancy dillingham replied

    Thanks, Rebecca!

  40. nancy dillingham says:

    Harry, again you’re a man after my own heart! I loved your comments re watching TG for the last 30 years or more and agree when you say this last storyline seemed to have zapped his acting as well as the long, complex development of the funny, energetic Luke you and I have watched lo these many years. You said it well. Thank you.
    TG just went off this rails and the character of Laura–and GF–can get him back on the train again.

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    CeeCee replied

    Harry is already taken. He’s mine.

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    su0000 replied

    CeeCee :(
    read the tweets- RC and FV..
    RC tweeted a scene of Brad and Britt that was cut out, awesome..
    they are tweeting lots of info..

    su0000 replied

    nancy-
    Michael has posted his interview with Tony, on this page up to right..
    You should watch the video, it is very informative.. :)

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    nancy dillingham replied

    Yes, I watched. Seems it was all about Tony Geary pleasing TG–nothing at all about the fans nor the fans’ reaction. And that just proves what TG has said all along–he doesn’t care about the fans’ devotion or reaction. Guess he would rather play to his fellow actors, directors, writers than his fans. So be it.

  41. nancy dillingham says:

    Harry, I love The Great Gatsby–a perfect novel about the corruption of the American Dream, isn’t it? I wrote my senior thesis on that book. Hmmm, we should get together sometime and compare notes. LOL

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    dmr replied

    One of my all-time favorite books; a classic!

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  42. Jimmy says:

    Finally! This is excellent news! She’s been so desperately missed during the Fluke story, I’m glad they’re bringing her back now for the aftermath. They should also try to get Jonathan Jackson back for a short-term return, because he is also a big part of Luke’s life and has been missing from this story, arguably the biggest for the character of Luke and Tony Geary himself. Regardless, I’m thrilled Laura will be back!

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  43. The Substitute says:

    Genie Francis career concerning General Hospital she came on in the late seventies as a teenager stayed on the show until 1982. Came back in 1983 to usher Geary off the show. Came back in 1993 stayed until 2002. Came back for short visits 2006, 2008 & 2013. Also had roles on AMC/Loving, Days and Y&R. This will more then likely be a short visit also my question is why now? I respect her for her devotion to a show which has not always shown her great respect.

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    dmr replied

    When Luke and Laura came back in ’93, they had some good material-with Luke’s nightclub, Frank Smith, Lucky/Elizabeth, etc. Unfortunately, wardrobe dressed poor Genie in the frumpiest duds-lol!
    Her last stint was unmemorable. I love Genie’s scenes wtih Scotty. I love Scotty’s scenes with Luke and how Luke refers to him as an “ambulance chaser.”
    I’ve watched old YouTube videos of Luke and Laura-and I can see the chemistry, not being alive in the ’70′s-I was curious. But, now-I think that ship has sailed; although, I understand the writers and the fans wanting to respect the show’s history. I say, “go for it!” I hope that the writing is better this time around.
    Sonny and Brenda of the ’90′s are my version of Luke and Laura of the 70′s and early 80′s.

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