General Hospital (GH) spoilers suggest that Lucas Jones’s (Ryan Carnes) friends are beginning to worry about the doctor’s mental and emotional stability. In fact, Elizabeth Webber (Rebecca Herbst) and Felix DuBois (Marc Samuel) recently exchanged worried glances and more when Lucas revealed he’s been working shifts non-stop for more than 48-hours.
General Hospital Spoilers – Lucas is Working Too Hard
GH viewers may recall that recently, Elizabeth Webber confronted Lucas, asking him if he’d gotten any sleep over the course of his multiple work shifts. Lucas responded that, sure, he got enough. However, it was clearly due to the manner in which he brushed off Elizabeth’s question that Lucas wasn’t telling the truth.
Then, when Elizabeth and Felix guessed that Lucas was probably lying about how long he’d been at the hospital, he cut them off and walked off (apparently) to see to a patient.
GH fans may agree with Elizabeth Webber when she noted that others were worried about Lucas too. That’s because with the way Lucas was snapping at people, and with constantly working (maybe more than two 24-hour shifts in a row), the man might be headed for a complete breakdown.
GH Spoilers – Lucas Jones Isn’t Handling Pain in a Healthy Manner
Anyone who has paid attention over the past month and a half or so know that Lucas Jones has become well acquainted with emotional trauma. First, Lucas discovered to his horror that Wiley Cooper-Jones (Erik and Theo Olsen), who he thought was his adopted son, was actually his nephew, Michael Corinthos’s (Chad Duell) son. Secondly, the child Lucas really adopted died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Lucas’s husband, Brad Cooper (Parry Shen) despicably switched the two children out!
Since that happened, Lucas Jones has withdrawn from his family and friends. GH viewers may have suspected that Lucas was burying himself in work to escape the pain. In fact, it seemed Lucas only raised his head long enough to get an attorney and officially file for divorce.
General Hospital Spoilers – Lucas Jones Headed for an Intervention
Most GH viewers know that many doctors work long, hard hours. Lucas Jones, apparently, is no exception. However, if Elizabeth and Felix are correct and Dr. Lucas Jones is headed for a complete breakdown, it’s likely due not only to his emotional pain but because he’s actually burning himself out.
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As Felix noted to Elizabeth, he hoped that Lucas treats his patients better than he treated the two of them during their recent conversation. That’s because when medical professionals are on the verge of burning out as Lucas appears to be, they’re at a higher risk of making poor decisions; of making medical errors; and of having difficult relationships with co-workers.
Most GH fans know that Lucas is a good guy. It’s not likely that Lucas is intentionally driving himself off of a cliff. A few questions then are whether Lucas might be able to recognize, for himself, that he needs help or whether his colleagues at GH may need to stage a professional intervention.
Either way, GH viewers can probably empathize with this sympathetic GH character. One can only hope that Lucas will recover, get his life back, and perhaps move on into a better future!