The revelation that the man everyone thought was Jason for years on GENERAL HOSPITAL was actually Andrew Cain had many wondering who this mystery man really is and what secrets his past might hold. While Drew sadly remembers nothing of his own past, and although given the opportunity to restore his memories, he doesn't want to risk losing the memories he's made in Port Charles. And although the facts have been released in bits and pieces, let’s see if we can’t break it all down and see what we’ve learned so far!
Who plays Drew on GH?
The role of Drew Cain is currently being played by Billy Miller, although Steve Burton was seen in an old photo of Drew, since Jason and Drew used to look alike. Also, Asher McDonell has played Drew in a flashback scene of his childhood.
Who are Drew’s parents?
Drew and his twin brother, Jason, were born to Susan Moore after her affair with Alan Quartermaine. When Susan was pregnant, she fled Port Charles and stayed with her cousin, Heather Webber, in New York City, fearing Alan would drag her back home to raise their child. When Heather brought nurse Betsy Frank in, they learned that Susan was having twins. Heather suggested that since Alan didn’t know they were having twins, Susan could return to Port Charles with Jason and leave Drew with Betsy. Then, after Alan took custody of the one child, Susan could return to the other.
How are Drew and Franco connected?
Susan died tragically, and Heather never returned, so Betsy raised Drew alongside Heather’s son, Bobby, who later became known as Franco Baldwin. She claimed the two were as close as brothers could be until Drew died of a heart defect. However, when an adult Franco confronted Betsy, she confessed that Drew hadn’t died, and she was forced to give him away after Franco had pushed him down a flight of stairs when they were three. Later, it was revealed that Franco had been molested by Jim Harvey and when a confrontation as adults led to Jim attempting to kill Franco, Drew shot the monster dead.
Why is Drew’s last name Cain?
Drew grew up in an orphanage, and later became a Navy SEAL who was stationed in San Diego, CA. But while his name was Andrew Cain, it has not yet been revealed who is adopted parents were who gave him that name, if in fact, that’s where he got the last name of Cain in the first place! That’s one mystery yet to be solved.
Who are Drew’s children?
While he was a Navy SEAL, Drew had a fling with Dr. Kim Nero, and while brief, it was passionate enough that she gave birth to his son, Oscar Nero, who is now a teenager. He also has a daughter, Scout, with Sam McCall from the time they were married and everyone believed him to be Jason.
Will Drew regain his memories?
When Drew was found on the side of the road, his face was badly injured and he required reconstructive surgery. While he initially suffered from amnesia, he soon began to recall memories of being Jason Morgan and living in Port Charles. So everyone in town believed that he was Jason back from the dead… that is, until the real Jason returned from the dead having been kept prisoner in a Russian clinic for many years!
It was then revealed that Dr. Andre Maddox had developed a procedure for copying memories and transferring them that he had hoped to use on his ailing wife and other Alzheimer’s sufferers. But his technology was used to steal Jason’s memories and implant them into Drew. The flash drive containing Drew's memories finally surfaced, but once given the opportunity to restore his past, Drew chose not to, afraid that the procedure would erase the memories he'd created during his time in Port Charles.
What’s next for Drew?
Knowing he isn't Jason has allowed Drew to forge his own life, but it also meant the end of his relationship with Sam, who he released so she could return to Jason. Drew continues to rely on his friendship with Curtis, and running Aurora Media. He's grown closer to Kim as they try to present a united front to support Oscar as he undergoes treatment for his brain tumor. They shared a kiss on New Year's Eve, and Julian dumped Kim so she could have her family back, but it's not clear if that's really what Drew wants.
More interestingly, a man approached Jason believing him to be Drew and claiming to be an old friend of his from Afghanistan. Both Jason and Drew were wary of the stranger, and rightfully so, when it was later revealed that Hank was also Shiloh, the leader of the mysterious group Dawn of Day. Will he be able to provide Drew with more information about his past? And can he even be trusted?
You’ll have to stay tuned to find out as Drew's storyline continues to unfold. And for more GH news, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!
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