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  • Need Fluke clarification

    Refresh my memory, was Fluke a doppelganger or was it Luke with DID?

  • #2
    Is this when Luke was in the asylum?

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    • #3
      fLuke was Luke - he had issues with his past/ anger that stemmed from the dissociative amnesia that occurred when his mother was killed in a freak accident and then he bludgeoned his father to death. He would "disappear' when dealing with his demons was too much, explaining why he was off the canvas.

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      • Pamcho
        Pamcho commented
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        Thanks, now I remember!

    • #4
      Fluke was Luke with the split personality, as the previous posters said.

      Originally Fluke and Luke were two different people. Fluke was originally an impostor and we had no idea who he was and he was holding the real Luke. But I think they changed it to where Fluke was Luke the whole time.

      It was an intriguing story at first, but it got confusing and went too long

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      • sasha_96
        sasha_96 commented
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        So so too long!

      • eileenregina
        eileenregina commented
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        It turned out at the end the "Luke" he was talking to was actually the corpse of his dead look alike cousin - I think his name was Bill Eckert. Anyway Luke, while he was out of it I guess dug up his grave and had the corpse tied to a chair. When the audience saw it, it was an alive Luke leading to the mystery of who was this guy talking to Luke.

    • #5
      Originally, FLuke was going to be Bill Eckart, Luke’s lookalike twin cousin. But then Ron changed his mind and make Fluke kind of a DID alter but more of an escape mechanism Luke was using to avoid the memory of killing his parents when he was a teenager.

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      • #6
        Although he seemed to be written that way, I don't think Luke had DID as Victoria Lord from OLTL did. I remember him saying everything he did as Fluke was all him, not a split personality. I think it was more of a psychotic break.

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        • heddalee
          heddalee commented
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          A better way to put it is probably that as far as we saw, Luke experienced intense episodes of dissociation, going back to his teenage days.

          DID is often thought of as a psychosis, and other dissociative disorders (assuming one adheres to the standard model) are less likely to be diagnosed as psychotic. Luke's dissociation appears to have included periods of psychosis, though.

      • #7
        Yes I had heard he was supposed to be a completely separate person. And they should’ve stuck to that. The story was just horrifically bad and long. But it did succeed in something that AG wanted which is the destruction of Luke. Evidently he didn’t like the audience thinking of Luke as a hero. Which quite frankly I never thought of Luke in that way at all. But I also didn’t think of Luke as a complete Sleaze-ball. Anyway mission accomplished as far as I was concerned.

        By the time Luke left I was very relieved and happy he was gone and I personally would be very happy if the character never returned. I feel real sorry for Tracy that she got stuck with him. On a brighter note, I hope AG is enjoying his retirement 😊.

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        • Pamcho
          Pamcho commented
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          AG seemed really miserable the last couple of years he was on>

      • #8
        Originally posted by OLTLBoomer View Post
        fLuke was Luke - he had issues with his past/ anger that stemmed from the dissociative amnesia that occurred when his mother was killed in a freak accident and then he bludgeoned his father to death. .
        Yes she was killed...by Luke!

        What a horrible, horrible story for TG to go out on. Just awful.

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        • #9
          Originally posted by stopthefall View Post
          The story was just horrifically bad and long. But it did succeed in something that AG wanted which is the destruction of Luke. Evidently he didn’t like the audience thinking of Luke as a hero. Which quite frankly I never thought of Luke in that way at all. But I also didn’t think of Luke as a complete Sleaze-ball. Anyway mission accomplished as far as I was concerned.

          By the time Luke left I was very relieved and happy he was gone and I personally would be very happy if the character never returned.
          I so agree. I had always liked the Luke character. I didn’t like everything he did, but there was something about him that was “rootable“ (putting aside the rape, of course). I hate that the writers destroyed the character to make the actor who portrayed him happy. By the end, I wanted both the character and the actor gone.


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          • #10
            I think the story dragged out forever in part because Tony Geary had to take time off for back surgery and recovery. (I might be remembering wrong.) But it really went on and on and on.

            I also remember that the story changed -- it was supposed to be a not-dead Bill Eckart. That probably would have been better.

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            • Laura Luke
              Laura Luke commented
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              I seem to remember Faison in a Luke mask ? Or am I mixing that up with Faison in a Duke mask was that story going on at the same time ? Thx for clarifying everyone

            • heddalee
              heddalee commented
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              You're right, Faison did wear a Luke mask. I barely remember it.

            • believeinme246
              believeinme246 commented
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              Not only did they have Faison in a Luke mask, but they also teased us with Larry Ashton having the same hair as Luke.

              That era of masks and DID as frequent as infectious disease across soaps was truly ridiculous.

          • #11
            I was never a Luke fan maybe because I came along later as a GH fan when Luke and Laura had already separated or Luke had run out on her and she was in an institution, some of the horrible s/l’s they gave to Laura. I remember Lucky, who I loved begged him to pay some attention to Lulu who was a baby and Luke refused and left town. That was Luke in a nut shell to me.
            His exit s/l was the worst and went on and on to long then what they did when Fluke became Luke instead of it being someone else confused me then writing that it was all because he killed his father it was the worst IMO.

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            • #12
              I liked the reveal and I don't know if it necessarily ruined Luke any more than what had come before. If anything, it brought some humanity back to the character that years of wretched writing had destroyed. It was a little too late in that I was really over Luke at that point

              I will agree the rewrite itself was jarring. Anyone with any ounce of sense could see Luke and FLuke were supposed to be two separate people

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              • #13
                I"m the OP< thanks for jogging my memory> I am always amazed at everyone"s detailed memories of stoylines That Luke/Fluke s/l was a mess!

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                • Laura Luke
                  Laura Luke commented
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                  I actually forgot or missed the part where he accidentally killed his mother . It makes more sense now why he was troubled. Killing an abusive father to save his mom & sisters never seemed a good reason for his dark side .

              • #14
                I thought Tony Geary had something to do with the changing of the story and I thought it was a known fact he basically was in charge of the stories for him. Didn't he do an interview where he stated all that.

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                • Laura Luke
                  Laura Luke commented
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                  I always thought do but I'm not 100%sure

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