7 General Hospital Characters We Wish Never Left

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The land of Port Charles has seen many interesting people come and go over the years. Characters pop up for adventures and love stories, only to leave town, head to jail, a mental institute, or at times die. Ask any fan of General Hospital (GH) and most have a favorite character (who has left the show for one reason or another) they wish could be placed back into storylines. Below is a list of seven GH characters we wish never left.

7. Jagger Cates

Not sure if fans miss Jagger or Antonio Sabato Jr., but Cates was an interesting GH character. His chemistry with Brenda Barrett was amazing and his love story with Karen Wexler was simply beautiful. The character arrived in Port Charles in 1992 and he and Wexler left for California in 1994. Hollywood was calling Sabato and sadly that meant Jagger had to leave GH behind.

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6. Patrick Drake

The handsome Jason Thompson played Dr. Patrick Drake on GH for about ten years. The good doctor ended up remarrying Robin in 2015 and the Drake family sailed out of Port Charles together in a beautiful happily ever after type way. Patrick is continually missed by GH fans everywhere. After all, we get to see Robin and Emma periodically, but never Drake. This might have a lot to do with the fact that Thompson is now on The Young and the Restless (Y&R); however, most GH fans still wish Jason (and Patrick) were in Port Charles.

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5. Frisco Jones

Frisco was undeniably a GH fan favorite in the 1980s and 1990s. His super couple status with Felicia was a wonderful love story and audiences adored the super spy adventures both went on. In the mid-to-late ‘90s, primetime came calling for the actor who played Frisco, Jack Wagner, and he also jumped ship to The Bold and the Beautiful in the 2000s. While Frisco has been away from Port Charles since 2013, many fans would agree that it would be nice to see Jones pop back up in storylines.

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4. Lucky Spencer

He’s got a mom, a sister, and children back in Port Charles, so what is keeping Lucky away? As the offspring of super couple Luke and Laura, GH fans have watched Lucky grow over the years and become a wonderful husband, father, a friend. As a pivotal character on the show with so many roots in the little town, and the fact that the character has been played by multiple actors in the past, one must wonder why Lucky ever left GH in the first place?

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3. Nikolas Cassadine

The Cassadine family has dwindled down tremendously over the years. Nikolas was one of the final members to pass away late last year. GH fans were shocked when Nikolas was killed off since he had been a staple character that audiences had grown to love over the years. Nikolas has family he left behind, friends, and real roots in Port Charles. While he could come back, some wish he had never left the show in the first place.



2. Brenda Barrett

How many GH fans would love to see Brenda Barrett return to Port Charles? She had an incredible love story with Sonny Corinthos and was a dynamic and interesting character on the soap. The actress who plays Brenda, Vanessa Marcil, is busy with primetime work and television movies, so a return may not be in the cards. However, any GH fan would agree, it would be nice to see Brenda return to GH to stir up some trouble.

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1. Luke Spencer

Luke was such a huge part of GH for the over three decades that he was on the show. He was one half of Luke and Laura, a super couple that revolutionized the way main stream media viewed soap opera romances and he was an integral part of storylines over the years. When Luke left Port Charles in 2015, he left a huge hole in the little town and things have never really been the same on the show. It was nice when he recently returned to help send off Tracy Quartermaine, but many fans wish he could come back for good.

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