Kevin’s recent behavior has reminded some viewers of his mentally unstable twin brother, Ryan Chamberlain on GENERAL HOSPITAL! This wouldn’t be the first time that someone in Port Charles had their unusual actions explained by having been swapped with a look-alike. Remember when it turned out that Anna’s strange behavior was because she had been replaced with her twin sister, Alex? The only problem with this theory is that Ryan is dead!
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 the truth and raced to the church to stop him. 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.
While it’s unlikely that Ryan is still alive and impersonating Kevin again, stranger things have happened in Port Charles! Perhaps Kevin has some issues of his own? You’ll just have to stay tuned to see how the storyline unfolds! And for more GH news, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!