General Hospital had quite an unexpected bombshell awaiting fans of the ABC soap opera over the last few weeks – first came the rumors that Little Jake Spencer (James Nigbor) may indeed be alive after all – and then it became confirmed with the reintroduction of the character of Lucky Spencer (Jonathan Jackson), who has returned to GH for this short story arc.
Lucky told his father Luke (who believed he had killed the little boy in a hit and run accident back in 2011), that he believed little Jake was alive, and thus the set stage for Thursday’s episode where Luke (Tony Geary) finds little Jake with his arch-nemesis Helena Cassadine (Constance Towers).
On Friday, Soap Opera Digest posted an excerpt from their upcoming interview in next week’s issue of the publication with GH head writer Ron Carlivati about the decision to reverse story history under then GH scribe Bob Guza and resurrect Jake.
Carlivati related: “It really was not something we were planning to do.” He then revealed that while brainstorming Luke’s final storyline, he and his writing team: “Were trying to come up with a purpose behind this adventure and a lasting impact for this adventure and something that would have emotional resonance for Luke and also, obviously, have a big impact on the rest of the canvas, so as much as it was an exit story, it was also the start of a story for other people.”
Are you glad that the GH writing team came up with this way to connect the dots and through Luke’s last hurrah were able to leave behind a story that has impact for so many people including: Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) and Jason (Billy Miller)? Comment below!