Thursday’s episode of GENERAL HOSPITAL found Laura having to deal with some pretty strenuous objections about her upcoming wedding to Scott… and for once, it wasn’t Luke raising a ruckus! Instead, her mom, Lesley, was the one objecting because of the circumstances surrounding the death of her late ex-hubby, Rick Webber. Need a refresher on the history being discussed? Glad to help!
Laura’s troubles began as she was planning her 2002 wedding to Luke. One gigantic black hole in time was centered around the garage attic of the Jones house, where she spent her youth with her parents, Rick and Lesley. Bad dreams that she realized were actually memories had both her and Luke determined to unravel the secret from her past that only her subconscious mind was aware of.
As memories slowly returned, she knew that whatever happened in that attic, Scotty also knew. He, however, wasn’t going to tell her. When she finally had full recollection of the woman’s face from her memories, Laura had Liz sketch it. Lesley remembered that woman as a nurse at GH named Theresa. Flooded with flashbacks, Laura came to believe that her stepfather, Rick, was involved in the woman’s murder.
The night of Luke and Laura’s wedding, the bride returned to the attic and was soon joined by her father. She accused him of murdering Theresa in that very room, but he denied it. Trying to calm her, he approached her with a syringe. Believing that Rick was indeed a murderer now out to silence his own daughter, Laura picked up a heavy candlestick and struck him in the head, killing him.
Stumbling upon Luke, a catatonic Laura and a dead Rick, Scotty finally told Luke about the events in that attic all those years earlier: A teenaged Laura had walked in on Rick and a romantically obsessed Theresa in a heated discussion about him refusing to leave Lesley. Freaked out, Laura grabbed a camera and hit Theresa over the head, killing her. Laura’s fragile state concerned Rick, who sedated her. He then called Scotty, who helped him bury Theresa’s body in the Jones’ backyard to protect Laura from being charged with murder.