Lucky Spencer hasn’t been so lucky on “General Hospital” lately. Luke (Anthony Geary) and Laura (Genie Francis) have reunited to search for their son after he was kidnapped. Actor Jonathan Jackson teased what will happen when his character finally is found later this month on the ABC soap opera.
The “Nashville” star returned to “General Hospital” specifically because his onscreen father is retiring. Geary’s last episode will air July 27, and viewers will get to see Jackson return before that -- but he won’t be around for long. “I believe it’s four,” Jackson told TV Line when asked how many episodes he filmed.
Despite the short return, plenty will happen. Lucky will somehow be saved, but it won’t be all action and adventure scenes. Jackson promised fans will see an emotional family reunion.
“We were able to find some moments to have some more heartfelt scenes which was something that [I was really] looking forward to,” Jackson added. “I was excited about that.”
The actor started work on the show in 1993 at age 11. He was on the show for eight straight years, took a decade-long break and then returned for a two-year stint starting in 2009 before booking a role on ABC’s primetime drama “Nashville.” With so many years on the show, he’s built up quite a relationship with the cast, especially Francis and Geary. Francis, his onscreen mother, seemed especially excited for Jackson’s return and provided a little more detail about his appearance.
“It was just amazing,” Francis told the Wrap last month. “I didn’t get a one-on-one scene with Jonathan, which was very disappointing. But Tony had some scenes with Jonathan that are jaw-dropping, not-to-be-missed, like motion picture-level work. They’re definitely scenes that nobody should miss. I sat at the monitor with my jaw dropped and couldn’t leave, getting chills.”
While Geary’s ending will be filled with sad, heartfelt moments, the actor seemed happy to finish his 37 year run on the daytime show. “I’m excited to raise the curtain on Act 3, to reinvent myself in my new home to pursue whatever opportunity there may be. It’s an exciting prospect to me,” Geary told Entertainment Weekly. “They’ve done a wonderful job of wrapping up the character. So this seems like the ideal time to go.”
Jackson’s “General Hospital” episodes will air later this month on ABC. Check your local listings for times. Are you excited to see Lucky again? Sound off in the comments section below!