With Britt Westbourne coming back to GENERAL HOSPITAL, some viewers might not be up to date on who she is and why some people might not be so happy to see her again! The character first appeared on GH back in September of 2012 played by Kelly Thiebaud, who is bringing her scheming alter ego back to the soap for more drama!
As soon as Dr. Britt Westbourne began working at General Hospital, she began crushing on fellow physician Patrick Drake, who was grieving the loss of his wife, Robin. Britt enlisted Nurse Sabrina Santiago to babysit Patrick’s daughter, Emma, so she could move in on the doc, but he started to develop feelings for Sabrina instead! Jealous, Britt tried to blackmail Maxie into ruining Sabrina’s career, but Frisco stepped in to defend his daughter and Britt backed off.
However, Britt soon got some help from her equally-devious mom, Dr. Liesl Obrecht. And it was also revealed that her dad was none other than legendary GH supervillain Cesar Faison! At her mother’s urging, Britt took the stage at the Nurses Ball to reveal that she was pregnant with Patrick’s baby, and Obrecht helped tamper with paternity tests to keep everyone believing her daughter’s lie.
During this scheme, Britt began to fall for Nikolas Cassadine, and finally confessed that her baby wasn’t Patrick’s — Brad had donated sperm to impregnate her. She gave birth to a baby boy she named Ben, but Obrecht abducted the infant, and Nik and Britt found the child with Faison on Cassadine Island. Jerry Jacks took Britt and others hostage until Robin cured him of his poisoning, and Britt offered to help Robin come up with a solution.
After the dust settled, Britt began a relationship with Nikolas, but then Obrecht blackmailed her daughter to get her out of jail. She threatened to reveal that Britt had actually stolen one of Lulu and Dante’s frozen embryos, making them the real parents of her son! Unfortunately, the truth came out after Nikolas proposed, and he dumped her (Lulu being his sister and all). Obrecht tried to steal Ben and urged Britt to leave the country with the boy, but instead, Britt called the cops on her mom and gave Ben to Lulu and Dante.
Britt resisted her mother’s attempts to make nice and tried to use Spencer Cassadine to help win back Nikolas. The kid pretended to be kidnapped so Britt could look like the hero who rescued him. However, when Obrecht threatened to tell Nik the truth, Britt cut her off at the pass by confessing herself! So not only was that the end of her future with Nikolas, but he threatened to have her arrested! Looking to escape, Britt met with her parents at the docks where they were planning to leave Port Charles. However, when Obrecht decided to stay with her son, Nathan West, who had been shot, Britt left with Faison.
A year later, in 2015, Britt returned briefly to hang out with BFF Brad and snark at everyone at the Nurses Ball on TV. She also caught up with Obrecht and visited Spencer, who was suffering from his burns, then left again. In December of 2017, Sonny and Jason were searching for Faison but found Britt instead. She told them what she knew about her father's whereabouts (which wasn't much) and then decided to turn herself into the cops because she was tired of living life on the run.
But how long will Britt be around this time? Will someone visit her in prison or will she finally be released? You'll have to stay tuned to find out! And for more GH news, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!
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