As “General Hospital” executive producer Frank Valentini, head writer Ron Carlivati and their team proved two weeks ago with their remarkable 52nd anniversary episode – arguably the most creatively ambitious hour of daytime drama ever produced – nothing is impossible in the soap opera arena. They somehow managed to expand the collective history of many of the show’s primary and secondary characters – dating all the way back to the very first episode in April 1963 – without actually rewriting any of it, something far too many reckless soap opera writers have been allowed to do over the years. I am still stunned (in a good way) by what I saw and the “new” story of Luke Spencer has continued to play out, including revelations made just a few episodes ago about Luke’s relationships with mobsters Frank Smith and Sonny Corinthos.
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