At the ‘End of a Truly Epic Week,’ General Hospital’s Wes Ramsey Clarifies That This Is Not Goodbye
The actor’s expression of gratitude brought on “a tidal wave of comments” from fans fearing that his run as Peter was over.
On February 6, Wes Ramsey was feeling pretty darned good. As he put it on Instagram, “There’s no greater sense of creative fulfillment than reaching the end of a truly epic week on set doing what you love.”
From there, Peter’s portrayer went on to give “a big shout-out to all the General Hospital cast and crew. I’m inspired by and grateful for each and every one of you.
“Thank you,” he added, “for sharing in the adventure of this Port Charles journey.”
Somehow, a whole lot of Ramsey’s followers took his post to mean that he had reached the end of his stint as Maxie’s complicated fiancé. “Are you leaving?!” asked several.
“You better not be going anywhere,” chimed in maryjobalmert. “I love your character.”
Fearing the worst, askphotographyby80 told Ramsey, “You will be missed. Amazing actor that got written into a wall like many others have lately!”
Finally, Ramsey returned to make a clarification atop his message. “Based on a tidal wave of comments, I must now preface — this is not a farewell post,” he said with a laugh. He had “just had a great week at ‘the office,’ so thank you for all the kind and supportive words. General Hospital has the best fans on the planet.”
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While you’re here, celebrate the 44th anniversary of Genie Francis’ General Hospital debut with a photo album that reviews her life and loves as Laura.
<p>In the mid-1970s, Dr. Lesley Williams discovered that the daughter that she believed had died — stop us if you’ve heard this one before — hadn’t. But rather than entirely traumatize the tween with a custody battle, she left Laura with her adoptive family, the Vinings, only to wind up rescuing her from a cult a few years later with beau Rick Webber.</p>
<p>After moving in with Lesley, Laura fell — and we mean <em>hard</em> — for law student Scotty Baldwin. But understandably concerned about her age — she was sweet and all but just 16 — he gave her the heave-ho. (That’s law school 101: Avoid underage girls.) Finally, as she hit the ripe old age of 17, she got Scotty to slide an engagement ring on her finger — and soon after had to take a job at the Campus Disco to keep him in textbooks!</p>
<p>Though Bobbie Spencer’s brother, Luke, wasn’t able to keep Laura from marrying Scotty as the hooker-turned-nurse had hoped, he did become hopelessly attracted to her — to the point that, fearing he was living through his last night on earth, he forced himself on her to the tune of Herb Alpert’s “Rise.” Somehow, they still fell in love, and we nonetheless still like that song.</p>
<p>After helping WSB agent Robert Scorpio keep the nefarious Cassadines from putting Port Charles — and potentially the world — on ice, Laura made Luke her husband. But before the newlyweds had even eaten all of their leftover wedding cake, the up-and-coming supermodel was abducted by stalkeriffic Stavros Cassadine and told that surprise — she was a widow. (As if; Luke will outlive us all!)</p>
<p>Not long after Laura made her way back to Port Charles, she and Luke decided to get the heck outta Dodge. But by 1993, the idyllic new life that they’d created at the Triple L Diner in Canada was in danger, once again owing to Frank Smith, the mobster who’d long thought that Luke’s number should be up. So back to their old stomping grounds the couple went, with son Lucky in tow.</p>
<p>In 1996, Laura was forced to admit to Luke that while a captive of the Cassadines, she’d born Stavros a son, Nikolas. Which was, in a way, good, because they really needed his bone marrow to save ailing daughter Lulu. It was also, in a way, bad, because it brought to light her feelings for Stavros’ brother, Stefan, who insisted on calling her Lasha. It was, in short, a hot mess.</p>
<p>Recalling that she’d killed Rick’s mistress — and Rick, too? Wait, <em>what</em>?!? — Laura understandably slipped into a catatonic state from which she didn’t emerge until the 25th anniversary of her wedding to Luke. At that point, she awakened just long enough to remarry her ex despite his subsequent union with Tracy Quartermaine.</p>
<p>In 2014, Laura was kinda-sorta relieved to hear how over her a defrosted Stavros was — who wouldn’t have been? — until she learned that the woman to whom he referred as “my new princess” was her daughter, Lulu. Grosser still, he intended to impregnate the young woman and, mad as he was, probably would’ve, too, had her true love, Dante Falconeri, not re-killed the nutjob before he could. (Of note, no one involved was as happy about any of this as this picture might make it appear they were; it was icky. <em>So</em> icky.)</p>
<p>In 2015, Laura pretended to have reunited with Luke — no big stretch of the imagination needed there! — so that they could try to bring down mobster Frank Smith once and for all. Before the dust settled, they ran afoul of both the mafioso’s daughter (Luke’s ex) and Holly Sutton (also Luke’s ex). What? Dude had a lotta exes!</p>
<p>Trying to figure out the meaning of the bequeathment left to her by nemesis Helena Cassadine, Laura wound up finding something far sweeter than buried treasure — true love, with Kevin Collins. If only he didn’t have that alive-and-kicking homicidal-maniac twin brother that he’d kept a secret from her for the entirety of their relationship…</p>
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