Not our Luuuuuke!
It's the day many soap opera fans were absolutely dreading. After 28 years of playing Luke Spencer, actor Anthony Geary's final episode on General Episode aired Monday afternoon.
While fans had almost three months to prepare for the emotional farewell, today's episode still provided plenty of feels for loyal watchers of the Emmy winning series.
In the final hour, Luke made amends with his daughter Lulu (Emme Rylan) after confessing to mobster Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) that it felt right to leave Port Charles for good.
But after some digging, it appears fans are divided as to whether or not General Hospital delivered on Luke's final episode.
I know 1 hr isn't long enough for a proper Luke Spencer send off but w/all the hype I expected way more than that. Sure gonna miss him. #gh— Susie Terry (@susieq0729) July 28, 2015
Can't stop crying. It hurts my heart to see Tony leave <3 love you buddy #FarewellTony— Sammii Jo (@FearTheTalons) July 27, 2015
#FarewellTony Sry i was not impressed with his ending today.After 37 yrs he deserved so much more!!!!!— nancy sanders (@nancybabez50) July 27, 2015
Putting reviews aside, Geary is looking forward to a few months away from the Hollywood scene. During a recent interview with Nightline, the eight-time Emmy winner teased his plans for once cameras stopped rolling.
"I'll spend the summer on my boat and my bicycle and go back into my language classes," he shared. "I've been writing, so I'm going to concentrate on a book."
He added, "It is act three, curtain up, and I'm there center stage."
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And as a new chapter begins, Geary feels completely grateful to all of the experiences he had. After all, not many actors can say their characters got married in front of 30 million viewers.
You didn't think we forgot about Luke and Lara's nuptials back in 1981, did you?
"The people at ABC and at GH have been amazingly good to me, allowing me to live on two continents and treating me, for the most part, extremely well," Geary told TV Insider. "This show has been a huge part of my life for over half my life and Luke Spencer is my alter ego."
Congratulations Geary and best of luck in what comes next.