Anthony Geary Would Return to “General Hospital” As Luke Spencer Pending Storyline
Anthony Geary left his role as Luke Spencer on “General Hospital” and what seems like an eternity has really only been a few days. Though Geary has taken several hiatuses over his time on the long-running soap opera, this was to be his final bow with original Lucky aka Jonathan Jackson and Laura aka Genie Francis returning to help send him off. Fans were in complete disbelief that he was leaving the show; after all, he was involved with Elizabeth Taylor as Helena Cassadine trying to control the world and then he and Laura were on the run just a few years after he had raped her and then she was kidnapped and then they got married and well…you know the rest. Daytime darlings. Now, fans can breathe a sigh of relief as Tony Geary has announced that he would return to his home at GH…pending an amazing story line.
Geary, who had been on the show since 1978, talked to EW about the possibility of returning even though this was his grand departure. “If the story is interesting to me and it works out, I may come back to the show for six weeks or so.” Okay writers; make this happen! Write something so incredibly amazing that he has to come back every year for the rest of his life or at least the shows! Frank Valentini, who is the Executive Producer on GH, would be more than happy to have Geary return: “He has millions of friends here. It’s not a question of him being able to stay or come back. It just has to be a good enough, solid to bring [him back].” Valentini also said that he was “devastated” when Geary told him that he was ready to leave.
If you need your Anthony Geary/Luke Spencer fix, your best bet it to head to Holland as that is where he will be attempting to pursue new ventures. “I’ve been studying voice for the past 10 years. I would like to do musical theater in Holland or near London.” But just because he takes on a new character, does not mean that he won’t always love Luke: “I’m not sick of Luke. He’s an infinitely fascinating character. He’s one you can take out of modern context, put in the 16th century, and give him a sword. I really don’t think we have exhausted what he can do. It depends on the writers and how far they want to look. We had just been repeating ourselves for a while. I had become a dad, a grandfather. There was no way I was going to stick around to become just another guy. If they come up with something, a twist, I would come for it.” Twist please and while we wait, who is ready to go get some passports?