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What if Leo really was in David’s vault?

As “All My Children” rapidly sped toward its finale this summer, the suspense of finding out just exactly who was brought back to life by David was electric. Storylines moved at a fast clip, with beloved characters making their way back on set before the end of the show. And once the pancake-poisoned Dixie found her way back to tad, the door was wide open for anyone to return ─ especially Leo du Pres, David’s own brother.

When we last saw Leo, his lifeless body was recovered after falling into Miller’s Falls, battling Vanessa for Greenlee’s safety. Instead of flying off to Paris like they should have been, the couple was ripped apart. Was it possible the love of her life was alive, returned to her by David?

As Greenlee opens her eyes, she could see immediately a figure laying on a gurney. She couldn’t dare to hope, but as she stared at the body she couldn’t stop her mind from racing to the possibility that it was Leo under that sheet. Slowly, she gets to her feet and moves closer. She stops, extends her hand and pulls back the sheet. And here, lying still, was the love of her life.

“Oh my God, Leo,” she says. “It can’t be.” But it is. He is alive and warm and as she stands there, he actually opens his eyes. “Greens,” he whispers to her. “It is about time you showed up.”

“This isn’t real, you aren’t real,” she whispers, hardly daring to believe it could be true. “You died.”