Fans are freaking out online that Ryan Paevey is leaving GENERAL HOSPITAL! The actor, who joined the soap as Detective Nathan West in December of 2013, has left a couple times before to take time off to film movies, but this would be a permanent exit.
After the recent revelation that the villainous Cesar Faison is Nathan’s father, Maxie has feared for their safety and that of their unborn child. And some rumors are claiming that Nathan is going to be killed off! With a baby on the way, that would be a horrible way for Nathan to go. Maxie has also considered going on the run, so it seems more likely that perhaps Nathan would disappear to keep Maxie and their child safe. That would be heartbreaking, but less devastating than Nathan being killed off! The other alternative would be to recast the role, but after Paevey made such an impression with viewers, those would be big shoes to step into.
Paevey’s most recent break was back in August when he went to Canada to film the Hallmark Channel movie Harvest Love with Jen Lilley, who was a temporary recast for Maxie before joined GH. Before that, he took some time off from his daytime job to play the villain in the indie thriller Locked In. The actor attended the Hallmark Channel Winter 2018 TCA Press Tour on Jan. 13, so he could be signing up to do another movie with them. His 2016 Hallmark Channel movie, Unleashing Mr. Darcy was a big hit, and is rumored to be getting a sequel, so that could be on his schedule.
Whether Paevey is simply taking another break from GH to film another movie or if he’s leaving the soap permanently to pursue a career in film and/or primetime is not yet known. Obviously, GH fans are upset at the idea of his exit being a permanent one, but again, neither Paevey nor GH have confirmed the news one way or the other. Of course, as this story continues to develop, we will keep you updated, so stay tuned!
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