General Hospital’s Peter Is Alive… or Soon Will Be: Why There’s *Way* More Than a Ghost of a Chance That Wes Ramsey’s Character Is Being Resurrected
Like it or not, you haven’t seen the last of Henrik Faison.
We know, we know. As much as you may like Wes Ramsey, General Hospital fans, you were beyond ready for Peter’s reign of terror to come to an end. And for a sweet, sweet moment, after Finn and Liz both declared that the villain lacked a pulse following a descent down a staircase that only Homer Simpson could’ve survived, you thought that it had.
And then “it” happened. No, not Peter’s reappearance as a ghost with an unusually bad headache. You could’ve seen that coming from miles away. “It” was the casual mention that the deceased was stashed in the “secret” lab once used by Helena Cassadine to defrost her golden boy, Stavros.
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Sure, the hot spot didn’t quite work out for Olivia Jerome when she tried to plop late love Duke Lavery’s spirit in the smokin’ bod of his son, Griffin Munro. But Olivia was bat-guano crazy. If someone equally nefarious but with a tighter grasp on reality were to try to pull a Helena — in other words, thaw out Peter and restore his heartbeat — they just might succeed.
And heaven — hell? — knows Port Charles has no shortage of out-of-sight-but-not-entirely-out-of-their-minds baddies who are as brilliant as they are wicked. While the audience may be well and truly done with Peter, some diabolical schemer or other might consider him the perfect weapon to aim at and unleash upon their mutual enemies.
I ain't even mad at Zombified Popsicle Peter popping up on #GH Only thing I need is for him to try to haunt Elizabeth for hiding his body and for her to be like "Please. You got less than you deserved. You should have been put in a wood chipper."
— Imaginary GH Fan (@ChristnaHuffman) June 17, 2021
Adding to our suspicion that Peter is no more permanently dead than, say, Jason was is the fact that Ramsey, who tends to Instagram as often as we refill our wine glass, hasn’t posted since June 2, when he praised leading lady Kirsten Storms for Maxie’s epic takedown of her babydaddy. If his time on General Hospital was coming to an end, he’d likely have something to say about it. (As it is, in the past, his followers have mistaken a post of his as one of the goodbye variety.)
What do you think? Is Peter really, most sincerely dead? Or is Helena’s lab going to work its black magic on him, setting off yet another reign of terror? On your way to the comments to share your theory, stop off at the below photo gallery, which counts down soapdom’s all-time nastiest villains.
<p>Ridge Forrester’s old flame wasn’t — wait for it — clowning around when she sought to replace the child that his mother had convinced her to abort. If that meant dressing like Pennywise with her shrink, kidnapping one of her ex’s subsequent kids or weaponizing a boa constrictor, so be it.</p>
<p>Considering that the Necktie Killer went on a murder spree in Salem, it’s a real testament to portrayer Robert Scott Wilson that not only was that character redeemed — to the point that he and “victim” Will Horton became pals — but the actor was eventually given a whole new part to play.</p>
<p>These days, she uses her powers for good. Well, good as she sees it, anyway. But when we first met the card-carrying conniver, she was the sort who thought nothing of drugging her favorite rock star, tampering with paternity tests and getting away with (attempted) murder.</p>
<p>Was he a popular villain? No. Fans didn’t want him to die because they loved to hate him, they just hated-hated him. Still, the erstwhile Henrik Faison lived up to his lineage by wreaking havoc on Port Charles for years. Even Liesl Obrecht was appalled that he gave Drew Cain a boo-boo.</p>
<p>Another second-generation baddie, Stefano DiMera’s diabolical daughter has done Daddy proud by being such a “creative” hellion that, when the actual devil passed through Salem, even they were like, “Damn, girl!” Here, she subtly suggests that her steak was undercooked.</p>
<p>If the title <em>Mommie Dearest</em> wasn’t already taken, Wyatt might have used it to write a tell-all about his mad, mad mom, a sociopath with a (very pointy) heart of gold. That, or half brother Liam might title <em>his</em> biography <em>Blame It On the Mother — </em>Wyatt’s<em> Mother.</em></p>
<p>If something rotten was going down in Llanview, this Mob boss always made the list of usual suspects — with good reason; he was more often than not as guilty as sin! Even here, look: He’s strong-arming better half Alex into making prank calls. Or, well… something.</p>
<p>Port Charles’ merciless queen of mean didn’t just place curses on people, she freakin’ <em>was</em> one. Just ask any of the surviving relatives who can bear to speak her name. Or, if you can track him down, the “late” Luke Spencer, with whom she had a very “special” way of making a point.</p>
<p>Surprised to see a current “anti-hero” on the list? You wouldn’t be if you remembered what he did to Michael Scott (and no, not the one from <em>The Office</em>). Or what he did to Phyllis (Marco, anyone?). Or what he did to Jack Abbott (the name Mary Jane ring a bell? Or Kelly?).</p>
<p>As complicated a conniver as the scourge of Springfield was, we wouldn’t be surprised to learn that Joan Jett had written for him “I Hate Myself for Loving You.” Then again, maybe it was commissioned by his onetime wife — and eventually embittered ex-wife — “shady” Jenna Bradshaw.</p>
<p>“Mess with a bull, ya get the horns” was sorta the unspoken motto of the amoral supervillain who once plotted to have estranged wife Barbara Ryan trampled to death. As you can see, this didn’t make him the first on the list to receive warm-hearted hugs, even from son Paul.</p>
<p>It speaks volumes about how awesome a villain Nina Chancellor’s would-be merry widower was that when his reign of terror ended, he was — we kid you not — <em>trash-compacted</em> to death. We can’t define irony, but we know it when we see it. And <em>that</em>, folks, was it!</p>
<p>Truth be told, this soap-hopping menace to society would probably rank higher, were it not for the fact that <em>The Bold and the Beautiful</em> defanged her for a while and turned her into a… wait, <em>what</em>? Yes, a waitress. Thankfully, she eventually saw that menacing glint return to the eyes staring back at her.</p>
<p>Rest assured, anytime the erstwhile P.K. Sinclair wasn’t Port Charles’ public enemy No. 1, he was aspiring to be. Anything to “wow” his beloved Anna Devane — or do away with competition like, at least in this photo, Hamilton Finn.</p>
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