General Hospital Flashback: Jonathan Jackson as Lucky Spencer




Jonathan Jackson returns as Lucky Spencer tomorrow, so in honor of his return I dug up some classic clips from YouTube. I started watching General Hospital in 1998, so many of these scenes and storylines are what helped to hook me on the show. After the jump, you'll find clips of Lucky finding out from Nicholas that Luke raped his mother, Lucky confronting Laura about the rape, Lucky visiting Tammy the hooker, Lucky and Elizabeth dealing with her rape, Lucky and Elizabeth promos and even one or two fan-made music montages. It is a trip down memory lane for GH fans who watched back then and hopefully will be helpful to newer viewers who have never watched Jonathan Jackson. Enjoy!


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Thanks for sharing these clips, it was a nice blast from the past. I used to love all the Spencer and Cassadine storylines.

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I've been watching since 1974 and I can remember Jonathan Jackson as a little boy playing Lucky. He had fabulous chemistry with both Tony Geary and Genie Francis. I hope they bring back Genie!

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Thanks for sharing those clips with us. I cried all over again w/ Lucky's "death". I so vividly remember those episodes and how they affected me. Everything from Liz collapsing in Sonny's arms after Taggert showed her Lucky's subway token to Luke trashing Lucky's room at the Spencers to Laura collapsing at the morgue. THAT'S when Genie Francis should've gotten her Emmy, along w/ everyone else in that s/l. I'd forgotten how powerful the scenes surrounding Lucky discovering Luke's rape of Laura were. THOSE were the glory days of GH! It was also pretty funny to see Lulu as a dark-haired moppet again. Can't wait to see JJ back on my screen.

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Bringing Jonathan back really brings out the memories of GH back when the show was good! The Spencers were at their best during his time there. I know some have voiced ire over Genie Francis stating that Jonathan -is- the real Lucky, but he is and when you remember those days and you think of the stories the writers gave us, it was a better time for this show.

Lets hope this is the beginning of that transformation back to a time when the writers gave us a story that we recognise as the best of GH. It's long overdue and Jonathans return, for now, gives me that hope again!

On a side note, I've heard rumblings that Jonathan is back, but only for awhile and that once they pen a deal with Genie Francis, there will be a big Spencer story that when it ends, has Luke, Laura, Lucky and Elizabeth all leaving the show, wrapping up the Spencer storyline. The only one left behind will be Lulu... the only part of this "rumor" that seems to sway and change is the Elizabeth leaving part. Rumors have it Geary wants to leave and GH wants to pen a last chapter for Luke and Laura and be done.

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Honestly, if they arent going to bring Laura back full time, Luke is going to be gone 50% of the time (leading to really stupid storylines) tptb arent going to write for any non-JJ version of Lucky and JJ is only willing to stay for 6 months, then I cant really be sad about the family being written out. I only hope that they do in fact write out Liz with them. A few months ago when we were looking at mass departures I said of the five I wanted to see them keep ReH over even MW or LC because if it was an either or situation I thought there were more storyline options for the character than for Monica (since tiic refuse to write for the Qs) and Kate wasnt a legacy character. Now my opinion has changed. Whatever little positive memory of the character died for me when she slept with Nik, which was only compounded by the fact that he kid was in the hospital. I just hope the story is amazing and that it propels future story for the remaining Cassadines.

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I think Genie complimented "all the Luckys" then said but JJ "owns that role" and it was within the context of loving that time on the show with Luke, Laura, and Lucky and I think that's what all JJ fans share, that sense of nostalgia for this show we still watch but find hard to love right now. It isn't a knock on GV or even JY, it's just that when JJ was on the show the show was good and so there is hope that his return means the show will be good again. Of course, some of us remember feeling that way just 2 years ago when SJB returned and we know how that turned out

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I forgot the depths of my love for Lucky Spencer! Thank-you for the reminder, I can't wait for tommorrow, I hope that JJ gets loads of screen time; I couldn't bear it if they show a quick scene and then we don't see him again for a week. Can't believe those scenes still make me cry my eyes out.

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All of the rape revelation storylines were AMAZING! Genie Tony and Jonathan all brought it!! For all of you newer viewers I hope you can see why the people that have been watching the show longer absolutely gush over the Spencers! Let's hope that the writers give us some great character driven storylines for these wonderful actors and pray Genie'll come back. So looking forward to seeing Rebecca and Jonathan working together again although I don't think I could handle his Lucky screaming names at her the way GV's Lucky did. I also can't wait to see Jonathan and Tyler back at each other's throats! Thanks for posting these clips Luke!

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So many memories. Only Jonathan's Lucky could make it so romantic that your boyfriend would see a hooker.

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lol season that's exactly what i thought!

i spent all night watching videos of Liz's rape and i was blubbering like a fool by the end of it.

it reminded me how much i loved jj and rh together and it also reminded me how much i love liz and how much talent rebecca has and tptb are not utilizing her to her full potential! they just mostly use her as prop or sounding board and give her bad storylines...but to me she practically grew up on gh and i don't want see her leave at all! i hope that her and jj just blow up the television screen with their old chemistry.

this is one of the first fews times i can honestly say i can't wait until 3:00 to watch gh!

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JJ has said in interviews that there will be a break after the initial introduction so that he and his family can move to California from Washington, the fact that he is moving to Cali gives me hope that talk of only six months is wrong.

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I just can't believe ReH was 21 and JJ was 16 when they were a couple on GH. They looked the same age back then! I liked them back in the day, but I think that had more to do with the 'situation' of the story more than anything else. I'm sure having JJ back will not make me like Liz, but hopefully I can tolerate her. I think JJ's first day is today, so I'm curious to see if I'll still love him in the role.

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The epitome of tackiness:
RH opens the door to JJ saying: Remember me?
Cut to intro featuring a shot of GV!
TACKY, TACKY, TACKY!

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Just one more reason to change that outdated opening, another: more than half the males in the opening are dead or gone

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Looks like Natalia L is out at GH!

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I think they did shoot a new opening they just didn't show it yet some say it will be on Thursday the day the sweeps begin
But It was stupid no ?? having Greg there and a moment later you hear in the roll of Lucky Spencer will be JJ

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For once, the promo department was dead on. I tried to give TPTB the benefit of the doubt; I honestly believed that "Remember me?" line might have been taken out of context for the sake of the promo. No such luck - the entire scene was just as contrived as it appeared to be from that little clip.

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OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!! OMG!!
I just watched the scenes! I think I like pee'd my pants a lil'. It's like he NEVER left! & the way RH smiled when JJ was at the door... swoon!
http://www.youtube.com/user/Matuatay2#p/a/u/2/mj97yzzcrn4

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Sorry, I like GV & I am sure that he is a wonderful person (& if I was writing the show, I would have it that Faison had the real Lucky all this time, and that GV's Lucky was an impostor that didn't know he was one... b/c they could never quiet break the real Lucky's mind, so he & Hells figured they'd just get a replacement... thereby absolving GV's Lucky of any "guilt" & making it possible that BOTH actors could be on the show), AND I agree that having GV in the opening credits still is shitty... BUT OMG, JJ is back, baby!!!
GV was a decent actor & he definitely got super-screwed over by the writers & other PTB... but to me, JJ is MY Lucky (THE definitive Lucky) and I am glad to have him back.
I just hope the storylines improve with him.

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Miry, I see we're gonna have to fight because JJ is MY Lucky.Tongue

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Haha, BRING.IT.ON!! ...to the death Laughing out loud

Well, since you share the Robin & Jason love (Liason & Jasam who??) and the "I don't give a damn how young he looks or how much of a different (read: crappy), more 'mature' character they tried to turn Lucky into w/ GV playing the role... I'm just glad that MY LUCKY (JJ) is back on my screen!" love... then I guess I can share my man with you. How about I get him Mon/Tues, you get him Wed/Thurs, & we alternate Fri-Sun each week? Big smile

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I not a fan of sharing but I can make an exception for you.

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Looks like this bed is going to be awfully crowded as JJ is obviously MY Lucky!

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Well, soapfan, you can have him two days out of the week as well. His wife can have him on our days off.Tongue

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Little late with my comeback but... What person in their right mind wants to sleep with their spouse? Especially when he has a bed full of crazed fangurls!!!

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Loved the clips of Jonathan Jackson in the old days. He was great and and the show was amazing in those days too.

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Haha!! u2
But in my scenario he has no wife, because I want JJ's Lucky, not JJ himself (that makes me feel less skeevy... did it work?).
Big smile

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But in my scenario he has no wife, because I want JJ's Lucky, not JJ himself (that makes me feel less skeevy... did it work?).

Miry, I do that all the time. I date a lot of fictional characters. I'm kind of a slut.

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And to edit the wife comment I should have said that chick Hannah can have him on our days off.Wink

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Oh if I were a soap character, I would be a Total Slut, lol! I would "sleep" my way through all the shows!