General Hospital (GH) spoilers reveal that Lulu Spencer’s (Emme Rylan) exit path is finally becoming clear. GH fans have been on an emotional rollercoaster ever since the news of Rylan’s departure broke, so there have been plenty of concerns about Lulu’s fate.
At first, there were fears that Lulu might be killed off, but she appeared fine in the aftermath of the explosion. Dev Cerci aka “Dev Corbin” (Ashton Arbab) and Dustin Phillips (Mark Lawson) took their final breaths instead, but we knew Lulu was still in danger due to Rylan’s status with the show.
GH viewers feared death for Lulu once again when she collapsed in the chapel, but it seems General Hospital has chosen a less final exit arc. Lulu was rushed to surgery and survived, but now she’s in a coma – and there’s no guarantee she’ll ever come out of it.
Portia Robinson (Brook Kerr) had already warned Laura Collins (Genie Francis) about nothing being certain, and Lucas Jones (Matt Trudeau) backed that up at the end of the November 25 episode. If a preemptive CT scan had been performed right away, there might’ve been more they could do to control the damage.
However, Lulu spent all that time just hanging around the hospital without treatment. She had no idea the swelling in her brain was getting worse by the second. Lucas gave it to Laura straight and confessed the damage to Lulu’s brain is quite severe. It’ll take a long time for Lulu to recover – if ever.
Since Lulu obviously isn’t waking up anytime soon and we know Rylan’s set to exit, it looks like General Hospital will put her in a long-term care facility. This is definitely a better departure strategy than killing Lulu off.
Leaving Lulu in a coma offers hope for the future. Plus, it prevents GH from having to slow down the drama with a funeral – and they don’t have to get crucial offscreen family members back or explain why they’re not there.
This way Lulu is just stuck in limbo until GH hopefully decides she should return – at least in some form. Many General Hospital fans remain hopeful that Emme Rylan will reprise the role eventually, so maybe that’ll be the case.
Other GH fans are hoping Julie Marie Berman might step back in Lulu’s shoes. Of course, there’s always a chance GH could offer a completely new recast at some point. Regardless, none of that matters right now since the goal seems to be making some room in the budget.
Lulu has been cut for the time being – and Lucas has promised that a long road’s ahead of her if she ever fights her way back at all. Even so, an alive Lulu is better than a dead one! Dante Falconeri (Dominic Zamprogna) will ask Laura what their options are, but it seems there’s only one choice: ship Lulu off to recover somewhere and hope for the best.
We’ll offer updates as other GH details become available. General Hospital spoilers say Dante will face some tough times as he carries on without the love of his life. CDL will have lots of other great General Hospital spoilers, updates and news for you, so make sure to stop by often.