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Will Ava risk everything to help a stranger?
There’s a new man in the picture for GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Ava, and he could cost her everything! Will she make a huge sacrifice to help the mysterious stranger known only as Patient 6?
“Ava is intrigued by this man,” previews co-headwriter Shelly Altman, “because he seems to have some reaction when she mentions that she is from Port Charles!”
Adding to Ava’s curiosity is the fact that Patient 6 is clearly being kept at the facility against his will. Mind you, all of this is being revealed via non-verbal communication, as Patient 6 seems unable to speak! “Ava sees the way the attendants are treating this man,” says co-headwriter Chris Van Etten. “He seems really sort of down and out and unresponsive, and yet it seems to her that he might be struggling against that.”
Patient 6 isn’t much help when it comes to his identity. “He knows he is there against his will,” says Altman, “and becomes increasingly aware of this. But he’s in the dark as to some of the motivations that landed him there.”
This week, Patient 6 gives Ava some-
thing which might unlock his secrets… but pursuing the truth would come at a high price! “She has been warned that if she interferes with the other patients, her treatment will end,” says Altman. “She made a deal with the devil to get here. But this is a chance for her to do the right thing!”
The secret that GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Nathan has been keeping from the world will finally come out this week… and when it does, it’ll be at the worst possible moment!
The Truth Comes Out!
With the launch party for the book supposedly penned by Man Landers getting ever closer, Nathan is more than a little bit nervous! “He wants to be a good friend to Amy and continue to help her,” says portrayer Ryan Paevey, “but this has grown far beyond what he initially signed up for.”
And while his wife now knows the truth, she’s still not thrilled with the situation. “Maxie has mixed feelings,” says co-headwriter Chris Van Etten. “She’s impressed by Nathan’s heroism and willingness to help Amy, but his involve-
ment with this girl with whom she has a scratchy past rubs her the wrong way.”
Despite this, Maxie doesn’t want to see her husband charged with fraud if the truth comes out! “Maxie comes up with an idea that they hope might save the day,” says Van Etten. “Then again, this is an idea that Maxie came up with!”
By week’s end, things will go spectacularly wrong in a way you’ll have to see to believe… and the truth will be revealed at the worst possible moment! Once Nathan’s secret identity comes to light, will he wind up in hot water?
Quinn has suggested Nathan appear shirtless at the book launch. How will she feel about the naked truth coming to light?
Maxie asked, “What could possibly go wrong?” After the party, they’ll all know