When actor Wes Ramsey joined the cast of GENERAL HOSPITAL as the mysterious Peter August in November of 2017, it was clear that there was more to him than meets the eye. But now that his true identity as Henrik Faison has been revealed to Port Charles, some fans fear this could mean the end of Peter’s storyline But the question remains — is Peter leaving GH or can he still be redeemed?
Peter August arrived in Port Charles to interview with Drew Cain for a position at Aurora Media, and was soon hired to be the COO. He hired Lulu Falconeri to write for Aurora, and worked with Nina and Maxie on Crimson. Unfortunately, he published Lulu’s interview with Nathan West in which he revealed that he is the biological son of infamous supervillain Cesar Faison. While Drew and Sam were away and Peter was left in charge, he refused to help Anna lure Faison to town with a fake story, but it was unnecessary, really, because Faison soon appeared in the flesh to confront Peter himself!
Maxie was grateful for Peter’s friendship and support, not realizing he’s her baby’s uncle! (Photo Credit: XJJohnson/jpistudios.com)
Maxie arrived at the office and found herself caught up in the hostage situation as Faison held them at gunpoint. Peter tried to shoot the villain, but got shot instead. Luckily, he was prepared and wearing a bulletproof vest. Tragically, Nathan wasn’t as lucky and when he rushed to Maxie’s rescue, Faison shot and killed him.
Peter later visited Faison in the hospital and called him “Dad,” revealing himself as the mysterious Henrik Faison that people had been searching for. He gloated that he now held all the cards, including the flash drive containing Drew’s memories. When Faison struggled to breathe, Peter refused to help and left his father to die.
As Maxie grieved, Peter offered the expectant mother a shoulder to cry on and they became very close although she had no idea of his true identity. But because she’d worried her child could inherit Faison’s Huntington’s disease, a worried Peter went to Griffin for blood tests himself. And while Peter learned he was in fine health, Griffin also put the pieces together and realized he was Henrik. When the doctor confronted him, Peter was able to manipulate him into keeping his secret. He also clashed frequently with Valentin, who feared his own involvement in Peter’s mysteries could come to light and jeopardize everything he’d built in Port Charles.
Valentin worried Peter’s secrets would expose his own! (Photo Credit: XJJohnson/jpistudios.com)
But there were too many people searching for Henrik for Peter to keep his secret much longer, and during the Nurses Ball, Sam and Jason found the lighter in Peter’s office that made them realize who he really is. Lucky for Peter, he’d already left the ball to drive Maxie home, ending up delivering her baby on the side of the road when she went into labor! Also, Anna had been secretly contacting him and when Peter met her on the docks and assumed it was a trap by the authorities, he was stunned to learn she really is his mother.
Things look dire for Peter now that he has been exposed, but the true extent of his crimes are still in question. How much did he really have to do with Faison’s scheme to kidnap Jason and replace him with Drew? And what else might he have done over the years to keep his dangerous secret? As long as he hasn’t done anything too horrible, there’s every possibility that Peter could remain out of prison and in Port Charles. (Of course, Maxie won’t want to have anything to do with him after she learns who he really is, but there’s nothing he can do about that!)
Stay tuned to see how Peter’s storyline continues to unfold, and for more GH news, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!
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