Holly received shocking news early in 1983- Luke had died in an
avalanche! Luke's friends gathered to share their respects, unaware that
the man they revered was alive, but not so well, in a remote mountain
hospital suffering from a broken back. Holly was pregnant and without a
green card, she would have to leave the country within days.
To save her
from deportation, Robert married her. Holly was plagued with the notion
that her marriage of convenience was a terrible betrayal of her love for
Luke. She lost the baby and helped Robert solve the mysterious murder of
Susan Moore. The killer was an elderly man named Crane Tolliver, who was
once Lila Quartermaine's husband.
With the aid of his physical therapist, Natalie Dearborn, Luke made a
miraculous recovery and returned to Port Charles only to make the
shocking discovery that Robert and Holly were together. Realizing that
the woman he loved had married his best friend, a humiliated Luke rushed
out the door before Holly could explain.
For a brief time, Bobbie Spencer reunited with Noah Drake. After they
broke up, Noah tried to win back Tiffany's affections, and managed to
lure her into the bedroom. Tiffany, uncertain, began to make love with
Noah, only to back off at the last moment.
Luke poured his energies into several new causes. To get his mind off
Holly, Luke began dating the blond and beautiful WSB agent, Constance
Townley, opened a gambling casino, and ran for Mayor. Just days before
their nuptials, Grant presented Celia with an ultimatum: Get Jimmy Lee
out of your life or the wedding's off! Forcing a meeting with Jimmy Lee,
Celia made her feelings clear when she informed him that the affair was
Grant turned out to be a spy. Grant, Natasha (Luke's therapist
Natalie) and their DVX superior Gregory Malko, had recently moved to
Port Charles to steal the Prometheus Disc, a top secret high-tech energy
source being developed by a brilliant scientist, Dr. Jerrold. Grant, the
DVX mole, was under orders to cultivate a relationship with Dr. Jerrold
in an attempt to gain his trust, then break the code to his secret
project. Natalie ordered Grant to marry Celia Quartermaine, and, in the
name of the DVX, they became husband and wife.
Over the summer of 1983, Celia grew suspicious of Grant's intentions.
Why was he spending so much time in Dr. Jerrold's lab? Why did he have
scars on his face? Were the marks from plastic surgery? Celia's
questions concerned Natalie and Gregory, and rather than allow her to
jeopardize their mission, they threatened to have her
As the assignment progressed, a tormented Grant
began to question his motives. He loved Celia- not the DVX! The
turning point came in a showdown at the lab, when Grant, paralyzed by an
internal conflict, could not carry out his orders to kill Professor
Jerrold. Just then, gunfire erupted, and Professor Jerrold slumped to
the floor, dying from a gunshot inflicted by DVX chief Gregory Malko!
Gregory watched as Professor Jerrold died in Grant's arms, uttering,
"keep the disc safe..."
Under the threat of death, Grant carried out his orders to steal the
valuable energy disc. In a wild chaotic scene, Luke got hold of the disc
and ended up abducted, along with Holly and Celia, during an
international exposition being held in Port Charles. Gregory killed
Natalie, then threatened to murder the hostages unless a microfilm
(containing the one-of-a-kind equation needed to create the Prometheus
Disc) was turned over to him. Grant switched sides, and saved the day.