12 General Hospital Characters Fans Are Desperate To See Make A Comeback

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General Hospital (GH) and its fans recently celebrated a huge milestone: the show’s 55th anniversary. Watching old video clips and memories, seeing past characters and couples plastered onscreen, fans recently took the time to reminisce about Port Charles’ history, storylines, and citizens of the past. As such, there are so many people that audiences would simply love to see return. Below are 12 GH characters that fans are desperate to see make a comeback.

12. Jasper “Jax” Jacks

With Ingo Rademacher currently on the Bold and the Beautiful, a Jasper Jacks return is highly unlikely anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean that GH fans don’t miss the character desperately. Jax has a ton of history on the show, is linked to many within Port Charles, and is just an interesting guy to watch the small onscreen. He’s been known to pop in now and again on the show, and audiences always welcome the opportunity to see Jax dive into GH storylines.

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11. Alan Quartermaine

This beloved GH character has been off the show for about 11 years now and fans still miss seeing him in the soap opera world. Alan Quartermaine sadly passed away in 2007 during the Metro Court hostage situation and is unlikely to make a huge comeback due to this storyline. Alan has returned as a ghost before, so here’s hoping that GH writers can have actor Stuart Damon return in that format to satisfy the craving fans have to see Alan.

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10. Tom Hardy

Does anyone else remember the son of Audrey and Steve Hardy? The handsome doctor delighted GH fans in the 1980s and 1990s and many long-time viewers would love to see Tom Hardy make a return. Last we heard, Tom was in Africa saving lives. Perhaps General Hospital could use his life-saving skills in Port Chuckles?

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9. Hayden Barnes

Hayden has only been gone from GH for mere months, but fans still can’t wait for her comeback. After all, she left claiming she lost Hamilton Finn’s baby when in fact she did not and was still pregnant. With a storyline cliffhanger like that one, it’s not hard to believe why GH viewers can’t wait for the fallout around her comeback.

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8. Stefan Cassadine

Much like the iconic Quartermaine family, the Cassadines have dwindled down significantly over the years. One of the more interesting family members over the years was Stefan Cassadine, son of Helena and Mikkos, brother to evil Stavros. Much like Nikolas Cassadine, GH fans loved Stefan because he walked a fine line between good and bad, doing terrible things, but often also trying to do what was right as well. He died back in 2003; however, a Stefan comeback isn’t far-fetched considering how those Cassadines love returning from the dead and each has nine lives.

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7. Lucky Spencer

Lucky Spencer was a character that GH fans have watched grow up over the years. While he’s been recast a couple of times, most viewers associate Lucky with the actor who originated the role, Jonathan Jackson. Lucky’s sons are in Port Charles and he has plenty of family who would welcome him back into the fold should he decide to return. In fact, many fans would be over the moon if Lucky decided to stroll back into town. 

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6. Luke Spencer

Speaking of Lucky, his father Luke is an iconic soap opera character and one-half of daytime’s most-known super couple, Luke and Laura. While he returned briefly for Tracy Quartermaine’s farewell from the show last year, there’s nothing more many fans would love than to see Luke back in Port Charles for good.

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5. Duke Lavery

Duke returned from the dead once, why not again? This is the main thought many GH fans have when it comes to Lavery. His romance with Anna Devane was epic and the character has been a fan favorite that spans generations. It’s only been three years since his character was killed off; however, Duke’s return could definitely stir things up in Port Charles if the writers could craft something up.

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4. Serena Baldwin

It’s been a long while since Scotty’s daughter has been seen in Port Charles and many long-time fans are rooting to see this incredible character return. She’s yet to formally meet her brother Franco, and it seems like ages since she’s had time with surrogate mother Lucy Coe. Besides, Scotty could use his daughter and some support right now. Sounds like it’s time for Serena to make a comeback.

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3. Emily Quartermaine

It would be virtually impossible to bring Emily Quartermaine back to Port Charles at this point in time, considering she was found dead in 2007 (by pretty much the entire town) at the Black and White ball; however, this doesn’t stop fans from desperately wanting her to return to the show.

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2. Nikolas Cassadine

Speaking of an Emily return, GH writers would really need to bring Nikolas back to Port Charles if she were to make a comeback; the two had a tremendous romance together, and not many fans would complain about Cassadine returning as well. Even though it’s only been about two years since Nikolas passed away, GH audiences desperately miss the Dark Prince. Yes, he did some terrible things over the years, but he also did have a good heart, not to mention charm, good looks, and a smile that could change anyone’s bad day into a something special.

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1. Brenda Barrett

Undeniably one of the most popular GH characters of all time, there are many fans that would love to see a Brenda Barrett comeback go hand-in-hand with a Sonny reunion. The feisty and dynamic character was much-loved by many GH viewers and Brenda always makes things interesting in Port Charles. While there are viewers that would like to see this, there are also a pool of fans who are dedicated to Team CarSon (Carly and Sonny); however, perhaps Brenda could return with a new love interest in mind?

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