The General Hospital Twist That’s Going to Tick off a Whole Lotta Fans — and Why It Doesn’t Make a Bit of Sense
It looks as if Peter’s alive… but for how long?
When General Hospital‘s Anna and Finn opened up that freezer to find Peter’s body missing, fans immediately speculated that the guy was alive. And sure enough, the August 23rd episode ended with Peter — or someone who looks an awful lot like him — stalking Maxie in Nixon Falls.
To say that the Twitterverse was largely unhappy with Peter’s return would be an understatement perhaps best illustrated by the message below.
— Wearyourmaskandwashyourdamnhands (@devondapittman) August 23, 2021
Or perhaps this one…
— Wearyourmaskandwashyourdamnhands (@devondapittman) August 23, 2021
It’s worth noting that many took the time to point out that it wasn’t portrayer Wes Ramsey they were railing against, but rather the character he plays. For many General Hospital fans, Peter is seen as a villain who outstayed his welcome and, especially in light of this resurrection, managed to avoid any and all punishment for the many heinous acts he perpetrated against the people of Port Charles.
In our eyes, however, the real problem with Peter’s return is what it says about — and how it damages the reputations of — two popular characters: Are we really to believe that Finn and Elizabeth, a doctor and a nurse, couldn’t tell the difference between a live and dead body?
It’s not as if they did a quick check for a pulse and then dashed off, in which case this scenario might make sense. But in fact, they spent a fair amount of time checking for vital signs and then relocated Peter’s body to the oh-so-convenient freezer in the hospital’s basement.
Meanwhile, some took the fact that Peter and Drew are begin resurrected at the same time as a sign that the show might be planning one final, epic showdown between the two. (You’ll recall that before “dying,” Peter admitted that he was responsible for Drew’s plane going down.)
— KIMBERLY FARRIS (@KimberlyAFarris) August 23, 2021
As we wait to see exactly how things will play out, hit the comments section with your feelings about Peter’s return. Then join us in speculating as to who might do away with Peter via the below gallery in which we look at just some of the people who have reason to want to see him six feet under!
<p>With a bullet to the chest, Peter took away the man Elizabeth loved with all her heart. Who could blame her for seeking revenge! But would the devoted nurse <em>really</em> take the life of another human being? </p>
<p>On what was to be Peter and Maxie’s wedding day, Sam found out just how much his actions had (supposedly) cost her. It’s not hard to imagine her using some of what she learned as the wife of a hitman to prove that payback is a… lady who prefers to wear black.</p>
<p>Thanks to Peter, Jason spent years bound, gagged, drugged and far from the family who believed him dead. Plus, it’s hard not to move a guy who lists “killing” under “special skills” on his resumé to the front of the suspects line-up. </p>
<p>No one will ever mistake Liesl for an innocent victim, yet Peter managed to frame her for some of the few crimes she <em>didn’t</em> actually commit. While killing him might land her behind bars again, it’s not as if the prison has yet been built that could keep her within its walls for long.</p>
<p>Sam and Dante have been getting closer over the past few months. Heck, he even helped her search for wrongly-presumed-dead Drew. If Peter were to put Sam’s life in danger, would Dante do whatever it took in order to keep her safe? </p>
<p>Anna turned a blind eye to Peter’s sins for as long as she possibly could and longer than was prudent. But Franco’s death might finally prove to her that the only way to stop Peter’s reign of terror is to stop her estwhile son dead in his tracks. Emphasis on “dead.” </p>
<p>Yes, yes, Alex is supposedly dead. But does anyone really believe that a woman as evil as Peter’s biological mom was felled by something as common as a bullet… or that she’d have any problem rising from her supposedly watery grave to do away with her own offspring? </p>
<p>Because of their complicated relationship, when Valentin at last realized the depths to which Peter had sunk, it was like a knife in his heart. Like Anna, Valentin feels at least partially responsible for what Peter has both become and done… and might be compelled to “fix” the problem in a way of which his Cassadine forebears would definitely approve.</p>
<p>Even those who occasionally have difficulty understanding Spinelli’s rather unique speaking pattern got the message loud and clear: The dude hates Peter with a passion once reserved for loving Maxie. Should Peter wind up being beaten to death with a computer keyboard, Spinelli will become our prime suspect. </p>
<p>Peter used Britt to gain access to Franco’s confidential medical files, then shared those with the world via <em>The Invader</em>. Like mom Obrecht, Britt’s not afraid to get her hands dirty… which means she might happily dig brother Peter’s grave should the need arise. </p>
<p>Their relationship got off to a rough start, but Cameron came to love Franco like a father. While the teen’s one of the nicest guys you could ever wanna meet, could this good boy go bad if he thought doing so might help him right a major wrong? </p>
<p>Peter knows a great deal about the wicked Cassadine matriarch, and you know what they say: Two can keep a secret if one of them is dead. Sure, Helena’s <em>supposedly </em>deceased, but we’ll believe that when we see it. Actually, having seen it more than once, no, we won’t. </p>
<p>They say there are none so blind as those who will not see… and Lord knows Maxie had her eyes closed to the truth about Peter for ages. Now that they’ve been opened to his wicket ways, it’s not hard to imagine her going from Peter’s biggest supporter to his judge, jury and executioner!</p>
<p>While Peter’s poison eventually led Finn to the realization that Chase was his brother, not his son, exposing the truth doesn’t negate the fact that the doctor nearly lost someone he holds dear. Come to think of it, Chase has a pretty good reason to want Peter dead, too! </p>
<p>Funny how once the person you were working with starts going off the rails, you suddenly regret having bought a ticket to ride. Victor’s now looking to destroy his literal partner-in-crime and if there’s one thing Cassadine’s do well, it’s eliminate their enemies! </p>
<p>Brook Lynn has developed very real feelings for Maxie’s child and would no-doubt go into Mama Bear mode in order to keep Peter far, far away — as in having his mail forwarded to Hell — from the baby. </p>
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