General Hospital Shock in Store: Could One of These Five Suspects ‘B’ Haunting Elizabeth?
Elizabeth wants to know who is haunting her, but she may not like the answer.
Almost a year after Franco’s death on General Hospital, Elizabeth Webber had finally decided it was time to move on and see where things between her and Dr. Hamilton Finn could go romantically. She removed her wedding ring and placed it in her kitchen drawer as a sign it was time to inch toward the future. Unfortunately, that is when the past came back and haunt her.
Above: Elizabeth could always try throwing the ring into a volcano to see if it returns.
No sooner had she taken the ring off than it magically appeared in her bag, which she placed in her locker at the hospital. Elizabeth and Finn were baffled, and she wondered if perhaps one of her sons discovered it and placed it there, assuming she didn’t mean to leave it behind. However, the boys claimed, “Not me!” when asked by their mother about the wedding ring. But that’s what children always say when accused of something by an adult.
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From there, things started to grow even more mysterious. Dante arrived at her home one morning with the news that Franco’s art studio had burned down. Inside, the fire department found evidence of arson, and the door to the studio was locked, forcing them to break in. Upon asking who had the keys, Elizabeth revealed only she and the landlord had copies. The nurse located her set but swore she had not been back since Franco was murdered. She couldn’t bear to face the place, but she also couldn’t force herself to put it up for sale.
Above: Is someone at the hospital gaslighting Elizabeth?
Elizabeth was crushed by the realization that all of Franco’s paintings in the studio were lost. She finally visited his art therapy room at the hospital, knowing it would eventually need to be cleared, only to wind up being locked inside. However, within seconds, the door mysteriously opened and she fled.
Things continued to grow even more disturbing when she brought her wedding dress, still in its bag from the dry cleaners, to donate to Chet and Amy Driscoll’s clothing donation drive for veterans. When her good friend Terry opened the bag to check out the dress, she and Elizabeth found it torn to shreds. Elizabeth tried to rationalize it, claiming there was a small rip in it before she sent it to be cleaned, and maybe she just didn’t notice how badly damaged the dress was when it came back.
Above: Who is the mysterious B?
Then on the anniversary of Franco’s death, someone dropped off an envelope for Elizabeth at the nurses’ station. She opened it to find a gothic-style card inside with the message, “Thinking of you. We’re both thinking of him today.” It was simply signed B. But why the added emphasis on the word “both”? Finn felt the card was a bit dark, and Elizabeth assumed it had to be from Franco’s adopted mother Betsy Frank. After all, Franco got much of his macabre style from her, the nurse explained.
On Friday’s episode, Elizabeth reached out to Betsy via a phone call and asked her to come to Port Charles so they could talk. She was determined to find out who was sending her these reminders of Franco, fearing something much more sinister was going on. The fact that she decided the card had to be from Betsy likely means it’s not from Betsy. But then, who could it be from?
Could her sister, Dr. Sarah Webber, be tormenting Elizabeth? The two have a strained past, including both falling for Lucky Spencer. However, after Elizabeth’s rape by Tom Baker, they appeared to resolve things and grew closer. Sarah eventually moved away to California, but where does the initial B come into play if it’s Sarah? And why would Sarah suddenly hold animosity towards her sister? There is a B in Baker, but when Tom was released from prison and returned to town, his brother ended up stabbing him in the back, knowing he hadn’t changed one bit.
Above: Could B stand for Barnes?
Elizabeth has another sister, Hayden Barnes, who is currently MIA. She fled town after Nikolas convinced her that her life was in danger from his uncle Valentin Cassadine. In her departure, Hayden was forced to leave her and Finn’s daughter Violet behind with her ex. Now that Elizabeth and Finn are growing closer, could Hayden be jealous and trying to drive her sister away from the man she still carries a torch for?
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Another possibility could be Franco’s twisted birth mother Heather Webber. However, as far as we know, she’s locked up tight in the Miscavige Institute for the Criminally Insane. After Franco was grown, Heather revealed that she was his biological mother and he was Scott Baldwin’s son from a long-ago affair. So while B could stand for Baldwin, Heather once told Elizabeth that out of all the women Franco had dated, she approved of her. Heck, Heather was once married to Elizabeth’s father Jeff and is the mother of her half brother Steven.
While Elizabeth normally goes by the nickname Liz, since childhood Terry has affectionately referred to her as Biz or Bizzie. Is that what B stands for? Beth is also a shortened form of Elizabeth, leading to the possibility that Nurse Webber is haunting herself. We’ve suggested as much before, and that Elizabeth could be suffering from DID. Perhaps that’s why the word “both” was underlined in the card simply signed B. Elizabeth has also noted recently that she’s been having trouble sleeping and has been overly and mysteriously tired at times. Could she possibly be terrorizing herself while sleepwalking?
Let us know in the comments who you think is tormenting Elizabeth with reminders of Franco. And before you go, check out the photo gallery of Liz Webber over the years, including her past loves.
<p>Elizabeth Webber had no sooner arrived on grandma Audrey Hardy’s doorstep in 1997 than she’d become enamored of verbal sparring partner, Lucky Spencer (then Jonathan Jackson). Unfortunately, he only had eyes for her big sister, Sarah, who in turn only had eyes for his half brother, Nikolas Cassadine. (Everyone just needed glasses, we’d have said if you’d asked us!) Only after Liz was raped did everything change. In the aftermath, Lucky first felt protective of her, then… well, so much more.</p>
<p>Only months after Liz and Lucky secretly exchanged vows in an abandoned church, he was believed to have been killed in a fire. Operative words: “believed to have been.” Of <em>course</em> he came back from the dead (with Jacob Young in the role). The trouble was, thanks to his nefarious abductor, Helena Cassadine, he didn’t remember ever having fallen for Liz. As if that wasn’t bad enough, she eventually caught him in bed with sibling rival Sarah (whom no amount of recasts ever got right!).</p>
<p>In her grief, Liz found herself drawn to Mafia muscle Jason Morgan. But when he got involved with BFF Sonny Corinthos’ half sister, Courtney Matthews, Liz settled for the godfather’s half brother, Ric Lansing. We say “settled,” but the dude <em>was</em> willing to keep Carly Corinthos prisoner in a panic room in order to give his own wife her baby (to replace the one that his mistress had killed). So, ya know, not exactly a fine, upstanding guy, but in his twisted way… devoted?</p>
<p>By the time Liz made the dubious decision to reunite with Ric, she was pregnant by Mob flunky Zander Smith. And though her babydaddy conveniently died, she still couldn’t make it work with Ric, owing to his vendetta against Sonny. (That’s a deal-breaker in Port Charles, anyone could tell ya!) Eventually, Liz and Lucky (then Greg Vaughan) tied the knot just in time for an injury to leave him addicted to both painkillers and their supplier, Maxie Jones, who back then was quite the vixen.</p>
<p>Sent careening back into Jason’s arms by Lucky’s betrayal, Liz found herself pregnant thanks to defective condoms. When Lucky assumed that the baby-to-be was his and vowed to straighten up and fly right, Jason gravitated toward Sam once more. Disastrous! As soon as she realized that Jason was more into Liz at that point, Sam seduced Lucky, which ironically freed up her rival to marry the man to whom they were both drawn. Until, that is, Liz remembered that he was still a freaking hitman, at which point she called the whole thing off.</p>
<p>Oh, if only Liz’s affair with Nikolas (then Tyler Christopher) had been as much fun as this photo taken backstage at the 36th Annual Daytime Emmys! Rather, it was entirely angst-filled as, at the time, she had decided to get back together with Lucky and wound up uncertain of the identity of Aiden’s father. (Calls to Maury Povich were not returned.) In the end, Lucky was revealed to be the proud (?) pop, but the fork was soon stuck all the way into his marriage to Liz by the “demise” of Jake, her son with Jason.</p>
<p>Eager to keep Jason from reuniting with Sam, Liz conspired to prevent him from learning that he, not then-demented and rape-y Franco Baldwin, was Danny’s father. But that was easier said than done — Liz <em>does</em> have a conscience, after all. And no poker face whatsoever. (Just look at that picture. Liz, were you even trying?) Soon enough, guilt drove our heroine to come clean… just in time for Jason to be shot and “killed.”</p>
<p>Liz had just fallen back on her bad habit of giving Ric another chance when she became inexplicably drawn to a heavily bandaged patient nicknamed Jake. Only her attraction wasn’t so inexplicable after all: Jake turned out to be the “late” Jason (then Billy Miller). Until suddenly, he wasn’t again, because Jason himself came back from the dead to reclaim the life that he hadn’t meant to leave behind, and Jake was revealed to be his heretofore-unknown twin brother, Drew Cain. All together now: Mmkaaay.</p>
<p>We hadn’t seen Sarah in years when Liz discovered that Hayden Barnes, the conniver who’d been introduced as Jake’s (cough) wife, was their half sister, owing to pop Jeff’s affair with Naomi Dreyfus. Clearly, the himbo had learned zilch from his romps with the likes of Franco’s bat-guano-crazy mother, Heather Grant. Also clear from this photo, Liz was thrilled, just thrilled.</p>
<p>Against all odds, Liz found true love with Franco, who wasn’t nearly as creepy once he had his homicidal brain tumor removed. He proved to be an all-around swell guy and super father figure to Liz’s boys. So <em>obviously</em>, he had to meet a horrible fate: Just as he began to fear that he was again being turned into a psycho killer, he wound up being murdered at (what we hoped was) the peak of Peter August’s reign of terror.</p>
<p>Dead was how Peter was left after an altercation with Hamilton Finn, who was either the brother or father of the villain’s poisoning victim, depending upon at what point you joined the story. Either way, Finn wasn’t cool with poor Chase being escorted to death’s door for no good reason. So he and Liz teamed up to keep it from the world that they <em>might</em> have hastened the baddie’s demise and then hidden the body. Which doesn’t <em>sound</em> sexy, we know. But considering that he’d just dumped Anna Devane and Liz was a new widow… Well, we could all kinda guess where their team-up was headed, right?</p>
<p>Just as Elizabeth and Finn were getting couple-y, weird things began happening. For starters, her art studio was burned down, and her wedding dress was cut up. Was she in a way being “ghosted” by her late husband? No, it turned out that she was sleep-wreaking havoc. So she sensibly agreed to check into a mental hospital for some R&R (ruminating and resetting).</p>
<p>An exceptionally fraught reunion with Mom and Dad brought to light Elizabeth’s long-repressed memory of accidentally killing Finn’s wife. (What?) He was able to more or less shrug off the fact that his girlfriend had made him a widower before they’d even met. (What?!?) But there was no sort of shimmy to get him past what happened next.</p>
<p>Too late for <em>that</em>. Liz might as well have pulled the plug on her relationship with Finn when she let Nikolas (then Marcus Coloma) rope her into his scheme to keep prisoner his expectant babymama — his son Spencer’s conniving girlfriend, Esme Prince. When the nurse went so far as to pretend that she was pregnant by Nikolas, Finn called time-of-death on their romance.</p>
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