As promised, Tracy Quartermaine returned to GENERAL HOSPITAL in the Monday, Nov. 30, episode. However, not all of her scenes made it to air. Since the soap wasn’t actually having the characters celebrate the holiday until Monday, they decided to share a clip from that episode to tide fans over on the Friday after Thanksgiving. And the clip they showed was actually a deleted scene from Monday’s show!
In the scene, Tracy is in the airport wheeling her luggage up to the gate when she calls the Quartermaine mansion to speak to Monica. “I understand that Olivia is hard at work making a turkey dinner,” Tracy grumbles as Monica rolls her eyes on the other end of the line. “Which is fated to get ruined like every other Quartermaine Thanksgiving meal.”
As Michael and Willow sit on the staircase in the background enjoying snacks and drinks, Monica explains that Olivia is just trying to honor Dante’s wishes. “Dante wanted a traditional meal for Rocco and that is what Olivia is doing. She’s trying to cling to some kind of normalcy.”
But Tracy points out that Olivia should really be at the hospital with her son as he deals with the repercussions of Lulu’s near-fatal injuries following the explosion at the Floating Rib. And despite all their snarky back and forth, Tracy speaks from the heart on this one as she expresses genuine respect for both Monica and Olivia.
While it’s a shame that viewers were denied any of the legendary Jane Elliot’s return to GH, at least ABC managed to share this deleted scene online so fans could enjoy every moment of Tracy’s appearance on the soap. Check it out right here!