Brace yourselves, GENERAL HOSPITAL fans — the soap has announced that Jane Elliot will last air as Tracy Quartermaine on Thursday, May 4!
“Bittersweet news alert,” the soap tweeted. “It’s our honor to announce the beginning of Tracy Quartermaine’s last escapade. Tune in to witness the beginning of Jane Elliot’s final GH arc, a month-long story that will culminate on 5/4/17.”
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Longtime viewers of GH were devastated at the beginning of March when news leaked that Elliot was planning on retiring from the soap… and acting in general. “It will be very hard to leave GH,” the veteran actress admitted in an interview with TV Insider. “There are people in that building who have been a part of my life for 38 years and I will miss them dearly.”
Check out the special flashback gallery below for classic pics of Elliot’s history in daytime!
Pics posted of a backstage party at the GH set recently by Carolyn Hennesy (Diane) looked like a goodbye bash for Elliot, and the soap’s fans were understandably excited to see that Anthony Geary (Luke) had traveled from his home in Amsterdam to be there for the big moment. Naturally, this has led to speculation that Luke will return for the climax of Tracy’s final storyline and whisk her away from Port Charles so the two can live happily ever after.
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Tracy’s most recent storyline has seen her teaming up with Laura to travel to Turkey in search of a mysterious painting that her father, Edward, had purchased. They discovered it in a monastery and were shocked to discover the woman in the portrait was a dead ringer for Tracy! There was also a woman lurking in the shadows, so the mystery is far from solved! Perhaps Luke holds the key to unlocking the truth? You’ll just have to stay tuned to the next month of episodes to find out!
“These episodes are outstanding,” tweeted ABC’s Manager, Current Programming, Nathan Varni. “Make sure you catch Jane’s final weeks as Tracy Quartermaine on GH. You won’t be disappointed!”
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It doesn't seem likely you'd ever see Tracy Quartermaine in overalls, but that's just what Elliot was wearing in this GH gallery from 1979!
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