Luke & Laura 1978 Episodes

Here are the descriptions for the 1978 episodes/scenes I have. These are the earliest GH scenes that I know of. There is about 12 hours total, though sadly most of this is pretty poor quality. I found some of them difficult to watch as the video quality is poor. But it was fun to listen to Bobbie scheming, see early Luke, very early Scotty & Laura (before their engagement) and everything else going on at PC at the time. So they are poor in quality but the only footage I've heard of from that time frame - these are for the real diehard fans only! The sound is good and I found myself enjoying just listening to them.

Some were obviously taped originally on a video camera, aimed at the television.  Because of this, however, you get a lot of screen flicker from the lack of sync in the black burst pulse. These tapes begin in the aftermath of David Hamilton's death. Laura in an argument, pushed him away from her, he fell and hit his head on the fireplace and died. She is on probabation, has a probation officer (who spends an amazing amount of time following her around and asking questions about her), she is living at home but with court mandated curfews. She is due to go back to the judge for sentencing and she is very worried that she will be sent to reform school. Of course this becomes Bobbie's mission in life to sabotage Laura and make sure she is sent away, leaving Scotty alone. There are several other storylines going on - lots of Richard Dean as Dr. Webber, Leslie, Rick, Alan, Monica, Tracy were also prominent. There were other storylines and other characters that I've never seen. The descriptions are written mostly to the Laura/Scotty/Bobbie/Luke storyline but I tried to make some notes about Alan & Monica since that stuff was interesting to watch too.

GH 1978 DVD #1: 4 hrs Poor quality (Bobbie/Scotty/Scotty/Rick/Leslie/Monica, ect...these are complete episodes so there is a lot of other storylines going on as well. No Luke on this tape as he hasn't yet arrived in town).

First Two Hours:
Episode 1) Audrey & Steve. Leslie & Monica talk in the cafeteria. Monica tells her that she is thrilled that Leslie's liicense has been re-instated. Leslie isn't thrilled to hear that Rick has called Monica with that news. Monica invites Leslie and Rick to come over for dinner. Leslie is evasive about accepting the invitation and tries to get out of it. Monica asks if Leslie is uncomfortable around her. Leslie pretends surprise at the question and denies the truth.

Episode 2) Laura & Rick. Laura gets a nasty note in the mail about being a killer - sent to her by Bobbie. Scott asks Laura if anything is wrong between them. Laura says no that she is just distracted. Bobbie flashes back to telling Scotty how much she loves him, him telling her he is sorry he took advantage but he realizes he loves Laura. Then Bobbie recalls promising Laura to find a way to hurt her that she will never forget. Audrey interrupts Bobbie's evil thoughts to introduce her to Anne Logan. In the park, Laura tells Scotty about the nasty notes she has been receiving. At GH, Bobbie snipes at Laura that Scotty is keeping dangerous company. Laura figures that Bobbie is the one who sent the pictures to her. Bobbie keeps pushing till Laura pushes her away from her. Bobbie starts screaming that Laura attacked her and tried to kill her. Monica comes in, Bobbie cries wolf and tells Dr. Taylor her sob story about Laura attacking her. Monica tells Bobbie that she is being overly dramatic. Bobbie lies and says Laura came up behind her and hit her on the head and she fell to the floor and that Laura then attacked her and she feared for her very life! Monica believes Laura's version of the story and tells her to tell Dr. Taylor about how Bobbie goads her. Laura is hysterical and Monica comforts her. Dr. Taylor tells Leslie about the incident.
Scotty confides in Gail that the night of David's death is still with Laura, that she worries she is violent, that it will emerge again and hurt someone else. Laura's probation officer of course is filled in and he is concerned that Laura has outbursts of uncontrollable anger. Scotty confronts Bobbie and asks what she did to provoke Laura. Bobbie is indignant that Scotty is only concerned about Laura when it was poor Bobbie who was attacked by mean old Laura. Next, Monica confronts Bobbie. Monica tells Gayle that she doesn't trust Bobbie, who she believes is jealous of Laura and that Bobbie would do anything to try and provoke Laura. Scotty tells Bobbie that if he finds out she is deliberately provoking Laura that their friendship is over.

Next Two Hours - Bobbie calls Luke and asks him to come to Port Charles to help her out, that some girl has done her wrong and she needs Luke's help to make her sorry she ever crossed a Spencer (Luke not yet shown). Luke meets up with Bobbie, he isn't too happy that he hasn't heard from her in a year. He figures that the only reason she called him is she needed something from him. Bobbie fills Luke in on Laura. She tells him that she can't get back at Laura as too many people know how much Bobbie dislikes her.
Rick & Monica talk about the incident in the book room between Laura and Bobbie. Rick & Monica share a moment. He is upset and her understanding causes him to comment that she is "a real woman now in every sense of the word". Rick tells Leslie about losing a patient (that is why he is so upset).
Bobbie tries to apologize to Laura (to gain points with Scotty). Laura ignores her so Bobbie plays the injured forgiving saint. Audrey tells Bobbie that it would be better if she would just stay away from Laura. Laura tells Scotty that she didn't believe Bobbie at all.
Another storyline is Tracy Q. who is obsessing over whether Monica is pregnant, she is very threathened by the idea. Monica/Alan/Tracy Q.

GH 1978 DVD #2  - 4 hrs - 3 hrs Poor Quality, about 1 hr good quality
1) Thanksgiving episode 44 minutes - Leslie dreams of Rick & Monica together. Audrey & Steve, Gail and Lee get together, Rick & Leslie arrive later.  Susan Brown, Mitch, and Tracy Q. Scotty & Laura at the Webbers. Richard Dean Anderson as Dr. Webber (lots of him on these tapes). Steve says grace over the Hardy's Thanksgiving dinner. At the Floating Rib, a sleezy guy recognizes Bobbie as a hooker complete to flashbacks to her in action.
2) Monica asks Lila why Tracy is so threathened by the idea of Alan & Monica having children, Lily fills her in. Bobbie calls Luke and tells him about the creep who is blackmailing her. Alan & Monica in bed. Alan tells her the house will be hers one day as it is in Lila's name and she will leave it to them not Tracy (I don't think they are talking about the Q mansion but about a vacation home). Alan warns Monica that nothing would give Tracy more pleasure than to destroy A&M's relationship.
3) Rick & Leslie in bed. Scotty calls Laura, she is very worried about her parent's marriage as she is picking up on the friction (mostly caused by Leslie's jealousy over Monica and Rick's feelings/friendship with Monica). Scotty reassures Laura and tells her that he would like to have that kind of marriage someday. Laura worries to Dr. Taylor about being sent to reform school. Bobbie calls Luke, she wants to meet him to go over her plan. Bobbie assures him that Laura will go on to reform school if it is the last thing she does! Bobbie hangs up, turns around and finds Scotty standing behind her. She nervously asks him how long he has been standing there (evidentally not long enough to overhear Bobbie's evil plan). Scotty begs Leslie to allow him to take Laura up to the lodge at the lake for dinner and promises her that he will be safe and have Laura back for her 9:00 curfew (imposed by the court).
4) *GH  Dec 1st, 1978 - good quality - one single episode - 56 minutes
Overall good quality, there are a few glitches in scenes, time counter is running on tape. I highly recommend this episode for Bobbie/Luke/Scotty/Laura/Alan/Monica/Rick/Leslie/Tracy, ect.
Bobbie and Luke (before perm). Tracy Q is Alan's secretary. Alan is upset that she hasn't done the filing. They talk about Monica's dinner party that night and Alan warns her not to do anything to ruin it. Leslie and Gayle discuss Laura and Scotty dating. Leslie is not happy as Monica enters the cafeteria with Rick, they are laughing together. Susan Moore is ticked off with Mitch that he is cancelling his date with her (instead he is taking Tracy to the Monica's party). At the penthouse (this was Robert's in 1981), Monica is nervous about her party preparations as she wants everything to be perfect. Alana comments that she is nervous because Leslie is coming. Monica comments that there is something about Leslie that she finds unnerving. Mitch arrives to pick up Tracy, she fawns over his future political career. Rick is puzzled by Leslie's ongoing reservations about Monica. She points out that Monica used to be more than just his friend. He assures Leslie that he loves her, not Monica, and that he wants to spend the rest of his life with Leslie. Susan and Lee Baldwin are the first to arrive at A&M's party. Next Rick & Leslie arrive, as Rick comments on how radiant Monica looks, Leslie shots him a look. Next, Tracy & Mitch arrives and Tracy drools over him some more.
     Bobbie overhears that Scotty is using his father, Lee's, car for his date with Laura. She meets up with Luke and gives him the car license plate number and instructs Luke to make a room reservation at the Lakeview Lodge under Scotty's name (this is the place Scotty is taking Laura to for dinner). Laura and Scotty are at their dinner at the lodge. Meanwhile, outside Luke tampers with Scotty's car. Laura worries as it starts to snow, she is concerned they won't get home in time for her curfew. She wonders if they should head back earlier than they planned. Scotty wants to enjoy themselves and assures her as long as they leave by 8:00 they will have plenty of time. Laura also worries about going back to school and facing all the kids in the aftermath of David Hamilton's death. Scott reassures her that people will forget and that this night is her new start.
Luke calls an anxious Bobbie and tells her that he sabotaged Scotty's car, she is thrilled.
Scotty and Laura on on their way home down the mountain when the car dies. Laura is petrified. She will miss her curfew!
Some PS clips at end - Ricky Martin on Miguel's arrival in PC - Jon Lindstrom, Wendy Ricke, Rena Sofer, Vanessa Marcil. Doug Davidson on the coach with Michael Logan, Ruth Warrwick on the phone. It is mentioned that Tony Geary came up with the idea of Bill Eckert becoming a sleazy strip club owner, this idea led to the creation of Sonny.
5) Next 1 hrs poor quality - Bobbie instructs Luke to call the lodge and make a room reservation. Gail and Audrey and Monica in the cafeteria. Tracy needles Monica about Rick. Scotty and Laura walk back up to the lodge after being stranded. Luke annoymously calls Mr. Higgins (Laura's probation officer) to tattle that Laura is at the lodge and breaking her curfew. Laura calls her parents and explains why she is stranded. Rick reassures her that she isn't deliberately breaking her curfew so it will be allright. Laura is very worried that breaking curfew combined with the book room incident with Bobbie will look really bad to the judge.

GH 1978 DVD #3 - 4 hrs, 3 hrs Poor Quality, 1 hr good quality classic soapnet episode
Dastardly Luke goes back and fixes Scotty's car so it will look like they lied about being stranded. Bobbie is thrilled when Luke fills her in on how he not only fixed the car but he also called the garage, pretending to be Scotty and cancelled the service call saying his car works perfectly. Rick & Leslie arrive at the lodge to pick Laura up. Mr. Higgins has also arrived to check up on Laura. Higgins learns that Scotty has a room reservation at the lodge, then he learns that Scotty has cancelled the service call for the car. Higgins insists that they go check out the car which of course starts up with no evidence of any problem. Bobbie borrows money from Dan Rooney to pay off her blackmailer.
     From this point, this is more of an edit rather than complete epis so there is a lot more of the Bobbie/Scotty/Laura storyline. Laura arrives home, late for her curfew. She left GH very upset and went for a walk. She tells her parents that she was upset after Bobbie introduced Scotty as her fiance to Luke (this scene not shown). Realizing how upset Laura is, Leslie asks Scotty to leave. Scotty assures the Webbers how much he loves Laura. Next Scotty talks to his parents and tells them he still plans on marrying Laura after Bobbie's baby is born as she has promised him a divorce afterwards. Laura cries on Leslie's shoulder about how much she loves Scotty and that marrying him and spending the rest of her life with him is her most beautiful dream that she can't stand watching him marry Bobbie who she is convinced is only doing it to hurt Laura. Leslie suggests to Scotty that maybe Bobbie isn't really pregnant. He wants confirmation of the pregnancy. Scotty tells Bobbie that he won't marry her without it. Bobbie, panicked, goes to Luke to ask his advice. She tells him that if Scotty finds out she isn't pregnant that he won't marry her. She assures him she has already seen her family doctor (not on staff at GH). Scotty insists that she be seen by Dr. Gina Danforth at GH for a pregnancy test.
     Luke comes to GH, and he and Bobbie overhear another patient telling Dr. Danforth that she is positive that she is pregnant with her fourth child. Luke tells Bobbie that all she has to do is switch the names on the blood tests. So later the doctor confirms Bobbie's pregnancy to her delight and Scotty's dismay. Scotty tells Laura how much he loves her, how much he dreads the idea of marrying Bobbie and he wants to know if Laura will wait for him. Laura says she will always be there for him and will wait. He is supposed to leave for Canada the next day. Bobbie worries to Luke whether she will marry Scotty in time before he finds out about her scheming or her shady past (as blackmailer is still in the picture). She swears to Luke that she will never give Scotty a divorce. Luke complains that he won't be there to give Bobbie away. Scotty arrives to pick Bobbie up, he is one very reluctant bridgegroom. He is further annoyed when Bobbie tells him that Lee wants to give them a wedding gift and she wants to stop there on their way to Canada. He doesn't seem to want any gifts or any celebration of their plans. When arriving at Lee's, Scotty is very concerned over how bad Lee looks. Lee says it is just the flu. Over Lee's objections, Scotty insists on taking him to GH and calls Gayle to meet them there. Lee is put into isolation and Scotty refuses to leave until he knows that Lee is okay. Bobbie is desperate to leave to get married. Scotty says it is no big deal if they wait till next week, Bobbie complains that will be too late. Scotty is clueless as to why another week will make any difference. Bobbie covers saying she has arranged for the time off from work already. Jessie Brewer tells Bobbie that Dr. Danfort wants to see her ASAP. The doc tells Bobbie that the other patient is pregnant - they ran another test when the first one came out negative. The doctor believes that the tests were mixed up. Bobbie gets very upset at the suggestion that she have another pregnancy test. She refuses and says she knows she is pregnant and will go back to her own doctor. Bobbie is not happy to find out that the doctor has called Scotty and filled him in. His hopes are raised at the possibility that Bobbie might not be pregnant. Scotty then calls Leslie and fills her in. Dr. tells Scotty and Leslie that Bobbie may have overheard Mrs. Davenport (the other patient) talk about being sure she was pregnant. Leslie is sure that Bobbie switched the names on the tests. Laura arrives at GH and is upset to see Scotty and Bobbie there together, she thought they had already left for Canada. He tells Laura that there is still hope for them. She doesn't want to hear the details as she doesn't want to get her hope up. Laura has a session  with Dr. Taylor and also talks with her probation officer.
     Christmas 1979 - Good Quality Soapnet Episode - no commercials
It's Christmas morning. Laura & Scotty smooch. Bobbie gives Ruby a dress for Christmas. The Webber's give Heather's mom a coat. At the Hardy's, Audrey congratulates Anne on the ring from Joe. Later Richard Dean apologizes to Anne hoping she wasn't offended when he kissed her under the mistletoe. Rick & Leslie agree to put aside their problems to make this a happy Christmas for their family. Laura and Scotty show up at the Webber's and announce that they made love last night and are back together! Luke gives Bobbie and Ruby a mink coat each. Bobbie is upset with the idea that Luke is profiting from Roy's death. Luke blows up at her, she apologizes. She tells him sometimes she doesn't feel like leaving. He tells her to knock it off and start living for the future. She doesn't want to forget Roy. He tells her she is wasting time holding onto the past, that she will make herself miserable. Bobbie agrees if Luke will forget about Laura, Bobbie assures him Laura is not as good and pure as Luke thinks.  Luke encourages Bobbie and Ruby to get out, go to the ball, do some of the things the other ladies in PC do as they are just as good as anyone and they deserve it. Ruby asks Luke if he is involved with the Baldwin girl. She tells him that she will destory any man she gets involved with and urges Luke to stay away from her.
     Over at the Webbers, Laura happily announces she made love to Scotty - for the first time since the rape. Laura is asking Leslie what is wrong. Laura senses something is different since Leslie delivered Monica's baby. Leslie promises to tell her after the holidays. Leslie reassures Laura that she is her daughter that she loves her very much and Amy will never take her place - as Amy listens in. Scotty tells Rick that he and Laura made love. Rick lets him know that he and Leslie are separating after the holidays. Luke tells Ruby that he can't get Laura out of his mind, that he can't go out with any other woman without constantly thinking about Laura. He says Laura is special, that when she falls in love it is for good. That is isn't just she is classy but she is so good and has a purity that he has never met anyone like her. Ruby tells him she is worried about him, after all Laura is a married woman. He tells her not to worry that he is the original survivor. Bobbie waltzes in saying she has a Christmas present for Luke - having just returned from GH.  Luke gets his hopes up and Bobbie cruelly says that Laura and Scotty have reunited as man and wife.

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