They say evil never dies, and that also applies to Ryan Chamberlain on GENERAL HOSPITAL! Longtime fans were stunned when it was revealed that Kevin was treating his twin brother, Ryan, at Ferncliff since the psycho was supposed to be dead! And newer viewers found themselves wondering who this Ryan guy is, and why everyone is so scared of him!
Ryan first appeared in June of 1992, played by actor Jon Lindstrom, who did double duty when GH introduced Ryan’s twin, Kevin Collins, the following year. Ryan was introduced as a pediatrician at General Hospital, but it was soon revealed that he had been hiding his mentally unstable behavior for quite a while. Felicia Jones knew him in Texas where he was calling himself “Todd Wilson” and had witnessed him murder his wife, Gloria!
When Felicia returned to Port Charles, she had amnesia and didn’t remember Ryan. But he remembered her, and quickly became obsessed with the beautiful blonde, trapping her in a cabin! He was arrested for attempted murder, and Kevin, a psychiatrist, came to town intent on rehabilitating his brother. Unfortunately, Ryan was faking his progress and used his twin to escape the mental hospital and impersonate him!
Ryan crashed Felicia and Mac’s wedding with a bomb, but Kevin managed to persuade the hospital staff of his true identity and raced to the church to stop his twin. After Ryan was apprehended once more, Kevin washed his hands of his brother. But Ryan escaped again with the help of his counselor, Connie, who he murdered. Impersonating Kevin, Ryan kidnapped Felicia’s daughter, Georgie!
Kevin helped Mac and Felicia track his psychotic twin down at a funhouse and rescue Georgie, though the killer let himself die in the building’s violent explosion rather than be locked away in the hospital again. Over the years, Ryan continued to haunt Kevin, who felt guilty for failing to save his brother, but those were just memories.
Although some fans suspected Kevin's unusual behavior meant he'd been swapped with his evil twin, it turns out that he hadn't been... at least not yet! When Kevin paid a visit to his brother in Ferncliff, Ryan got the upper hand and knocked his sibling unconscious so they could switch places. Now, with Kevin locked up in the mental ward and Ryan running loose in Port Charles, there's no telling what the maniac could have planned!
You won't want to miss a moment of how this twisted tale unfolds, so stay tuned! And for more GH news, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!