General Hospital’s Drew May Be the Only One Who Can Stop Peter — Plus, How Billy Miller’s Return Would Shake Up the Entire Show
The Peter plot is just the tip of the iceberg, people.
We’re not sure exactly where General Hospital missing person Drew Cain has been since he — and portrayer Billy Miller — exited the canvas, but the one place we know better than to look is the great beyond. We’d bet our bottom dollar that reports of his death are about as accurate as those of Holly Sutton.
It’s not just that people in Port Charles don’t die, as evidenced by… well, pretty much every character on the canvas having been metaphorically buried alive. (Does anybody really believe that a villainess as wicked as Alex Devane really perished from something as mundane as a gunshot wound or two and throwing herself off a yacht? Puh-lease!)
There’s also the fact that Drew has some unfinished business to wrap up, including bringing down Peter. It feels as if pretty much everyone on the canvas except Maxie and Anna is trying to get the goods on the erstwhile Henrik, yet none have managed to do so.
But imagine if on Maxie’s wedding day, into the church strode Drew, having allowed everyone to believe him dead in order to gather evidence against Peter without the object of his investigation being any the wiser. After all, why would Peter even think to worry that a dead man might be poking around in his past?
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Drew’s return could also spice up a few other stories currently unfolding around town. With Franco’s brain tumor back and seemingly inoperable, he might decide to ensure the future of Elizabeth and the boys by pushing her into the arms of another man… and one with whom, conveniently enough, she shares a past!
Jason and Sam’s lives could also be rocked by Drew returning, especially now that they have — at least temporarily — gone their separate ways. If Sam is truly determined to make a life away from Jason and his dangerous lifestyle, wouldn’t it make sense for her to turn to a resurrected Drew, with whom she already shares a child?
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“Jason is very much the same person he was when Sam met him, and before he was abducted all those years ago,” says co-headwriter Chris Van Etten. “But I think the audience has noticed that Sam has evolved considerably since then. They saw her do so on screen while he was gone.”
And it was Drew who was by her side during that period. Although the show never fully played the potential in a Drew/Sam/Jason triangle, there’s plenty of material to mine there. “Sam is still the ride-or-die person who can win in a bar fight,” laughs co-headwriter Dan O’Connor. “But she’s also the mother of two children and has proven to be a strong, competent corporate executive.”
All of which makes her the perfect character with whom to play an in-depth analysis of what happens when a woman is in love with two men, each of whom represents a distinct aspect of her personality.
Any way you slice it, there’s plenty of storyline pie to be served by Drew’s return. So what say you, readers? Would you like to see Drew come back, and if so, how would he best be utilized? Visit the comments to share your thoughts, then take the quiz below to see if you know Sam as well as the men in her life!
<p>The computer genius had been hired by Lorenzo Alcazar to create false evidence which would implicate Jason and Sonny in illegal activities. Instead, the fabricated info pointed the finger at Sam! When Spinelli was targeted by Lorenzo and his hitmen, Jason and Sam took the geek in to protect him.</p>
<p>Sam sabotaged Jax’s car, which prevented him from getting the legendary Dead Man’s Hand to dad John before he died. (Trust us, it’s a long story!) Although Sam intended to eventually help Jax get the cards back to his ailing pop, they didn’t make it in time because of her actions. </p>
<p>The unwed teen’s name was Bridget Daly. After helping deliver the child, Sam wanted to raise her with a reluctant Jason, who feared Bridget might change her mind… which is exactly what happened. Ultimately, Jason and Sam handed the child, whom they’d named Hope, over to Bridget and her grandmother.</p>
<p>When the pair exchanged vows, Sam was pretending to be doppelganger Alicia Montenegro. Jason was being held captive by Alicia’s mother, Allegra, who hoped the marriage would secure her own financial future. Andrew was played by Justin Melvey, better known (and pictured here, on the right) as Dr. Colin Murphy on <em>Days of Our Lives</em>. </p>
<p>She wrongly believed that he had attacked her younger sister, Kristina. In reality, the teen’s boyfriend, Kiefer, had been abusing her. Fearing what dad Sonny would do to Kiefer, Kristina instead pointed the finger at Ethan, the older guy on whom she’d been crushing.</p>
<p>Alexis’ mother — and Sam’s grandmother — was the late Kristen Nilsson, who was also known as Kristen Bergman. The beautiful young opera singer made the fatal mistake of having an affair with Mikkos Cassadine, whose jealous wife, Helena, slit the performer’s throat!</p>
<p>The bad guy’s name was Andrei Karpov, and pursuing him not only put Sam’s life in grave danger, it ultimately brought about the end of her relationship with Lucky. Unlike Jason, Lucky struggled with Sam’s addiction to danger!</p>
<p>When Sam and Jason (who would later turn out to be his twin brother, Drew) decided to make a major lifestyle change, they purchased Derek Wells Media and renamed it Aurora. Julian had founded the company while presumed dead and in the Witness Protection Program living under the name Derek Wells. </p>
<p>Truth be told, it was sort of accidental. Seeking shelter during a storm, Sam set her baby down before entering a cabin to see if it was safe. She passed out, and <em>One Life To Live</em> transplant Todd Manning (played by Roger Howarth, who is now Franco) found the tot, picking it up. His ex-wife, Téa, whose own baby had died moments earlier, saw Todd with Sam’s son and assumed it to be her own. Rather than break her heart, Todd handed Téa the child and let Sam believe her own had died! </p>
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