I know that some of us are sick of the Fluke story, I agree it has gone on way too long. So, now its come out that Luke has a split personality disorder of some kind, maybe DID. Now i now many of us groan at the prospect of yet another DID story, haven't daytime soaps done this enough? We already had this on GH not that long ago with Connie, so why do it with Luke now.
Well, I too am not too please with the idea, but there is one thing that is saving this story and drawing me in . That is the over all performances of the actors. So far Tony Geary, Jackie Zimman and Jane Elliot have been selling this story to me. Since it started to come out that Luke seem to be suffering from some identity disorder these three actors have been knocking their scenes out of the park. I think this is the key to selling such a story, when it was happening to Connie on GH my reaction was who cares, becasue sorry to say the actress just wasn't selling the torment or the agony that someone would expect in a person with such a disorder but Tony Geary is. He was amazing last week.
Also, when it comes to Luke this kind of makes sense and isn't necessarily a rewrite. We know Luke had a bad childhood. We know that over the years Luke has disappeared with no explanation for months on end. Yes, this was to fascilitate Tony Geary's vacations from the show but it left holes where the character was concern. So, who to say that when Luke's more corrupt personality took over he wasn't leaving town at that time, it would explain his long association with Julain. I know some of us sitll find this story hard to swallow but I will admit that I am being brought into it now mainly due to the actors who have been doing an amazing job in their performances.