I am very excited to see that Jonathan Jackson, Original Flavor Lucky Spencer, will be reprising the role on General Hospital at the end of the month.
Even though I haven’t been a serious GH watcher in years I catch it on SoapNet from time to time and know that they are hooking up his ex-wife and his half-brother. The current Lucky is dullsville and plays NO subtext at all. Anytime I see Elizabeth and Nikolas making out then torturing themselves about betraying Lucky I think “this would actually be you know, interesting – if Jonathan Jackson was still Lucky.” Clearly I’m not the only person who thought so.
He was an intense actor as a kid and was rewarded with 3 deserved daytime Emmy’s. The scene where Luke reveals his rape of Laura to Lucky was incredibly well done by both actors bringing a controversial 20 year storyline to a climax. But the stunner of the whole scene – even after Tony Geary’s masterful nearly 9 minute monologue – was Lucky’s devastated – and devastating response to his father’s ugly story: “that’s a nice story dad. Makes me really proud.” Absolutely gutting Luke and the audience.
(you can see it here, around 8:55)
Now if they could just get Stephen Nicholas back as Stefan Cassadine I would set a series pass for Port Charles!