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Ever since Brad swapped babies with Nelle on GENERAL HOSPITAL, fans have been desperately awaiting the day that the truth finally comes out and Michael is given back the son he believed he’d lost. Of course, that also means that Lucas will have to give up the son he adopted and has fallen in love with. “I’m really interested to see how Lucas is gonna deal with it!” Ryan Carnes chuckled to Soaps In Depth as he pondered how his alter ego would react to the devastating news. “Because it’s like, does Lucas have a three-strikes and you’re out policy with Brad?”
Although Lucas was well aware of Brad’s shady past when they fell in love and got married, the fact that Brad has continued to do terrible things — even for good reasons — could spell the end for the couple. “Brad just keeps using bad judgement,” Carnes admitted, “and I can’t help but wonder if at some point, Lucas is going to run out of forgiveness and understanding and say, ‘You know, man, I love you but… you keep making choices that are really bad for me and my family.’ One of the things that I love most about Lucas and one of the things that I love least about Lucas is that he seems to have this never-ending supply of understanding for Brad. So we’ll see.”
Because finding out that the baby they’d adopted died the night Brad brought him home and was swapped with Nelle’s newborn making Michael believe he’d lost his first born son is going to be one bombshell that’s going to leave devastation in its wake. “Lucas is probably going to be pretty crushed by that reveal,” Carnes confided. “Because he’s fallen in love with this baby and it’s something that he desperately wanted for some time before he and Brad went through with it. For any parent, losing a child — whether it’s because it’s the wrong child or because something happens to that child — I think that’s a crushing blow.”
One that might just bring out a new side of the usually kind and understanding Lucas, especially where Brad is concerned! “As an actor, it would be fun to get to do that,” Carnes mused. “So we’ll see. I’m sure the writers and [executive producer] Frank [Valentini] will come up with something great. It’ll be dramatic, no matter what it is!”
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