General Hospital (GH) spoilers tease that all anyone can talk about is Luke Spencer (Anthony Geary) formerly of Port Charles, New York, now presumed dead in an Austrian cable car mishap. The stunning fictional news has made headlines around the world with UK tabloid king The Sun asking if Luke Spencer really died.
Soap death is a matter of suspended disbelief. His boo Tracy Quartermaine (Jane Elliot) showed up in town on Monday, January 3 with the news and everyone in the city by the docks is taking her word as gospel truth.
Now GH executive producer Frank Valentini is stirring the pot, tweeting less than 24 hours later, “Is Luke really gone?”
General Hospital spoilers: Is Luke Spencer Dead?
His question was part of a larger speculation proclaiming, “New year – new romance – new drama! Is Luke really gone? @GeneralHospital #GH.”
Some people responded with their own tweets conveying their wishes for new romance in the new year. Fans of Vanna, Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) and Valentine Cassadine (James Patrick Stewart) were vocal as were fans who want Britt Westbourne (Kelly Thiebaud) and Austin Gatlin-Holt (Roger Howarth) to hook up.
But a large number of tweets dealt with the tease question about Lucas Lorenzo Spencer—RIP?
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One hopeful fan asked, “Is that a hint that’s he’s not really dead I hope it is,” and there were many theories about this stunning soap death that followed.
One exuberant fan posted, “No! HELENA PROBABLY KIDNAPPED HIM!” Never mind that Helena Cassadine (Constance Towers) is also dead. Supposedly. Like we said, soap death is complicated.
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Another popular theory goes like this tweet: “I have this fear that he was kidnapped and is being held with Holly. They will continue destroying them. All Off camera.” The prevailing idea about this conjecture is that Victor Cassadine (Charles Shaughnessy) is behind Holly’s captivity, and now Luke’s death.
One thing is certain, GH has scored a bonanza with the Luke conundrum. Before this fans were mad and sad over a storyline that involved the death of a day’s old infant. Look how fan sentiment has turned around in the blink of an eye. Soaps are master manipulators and the latest storyline is an excellent example of the power motivated storytellers have when they want something tangible.
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