Lies and secrets always have a way of hurting those involved when the truth comes out. General Hospital’s Jax, Nelle, Carly and Sonny are learning this out the hard way.
This article contains spoilers so if you haven’t seen the Wednesday, April 19 episode of General Hospital, please do not continue reading.
Jasper Jax (Ingo Rademacher) and Carly Corinthos’ (Laura Wright) daughter Jossalyn was dying and needed a new kidney immediately. What would you do as a parent? Jax was going to do anything possible to obtain a kidney for his daughter; there was no way he’d let her die. Knowing that Carly’s estranged foster father Frank Benson had been contacting Carly for years to get money from her, Jax initiated contact with Benson and proposed a deal: Get him a kidney for Jossalyn and he’d get a million dollar payoff. Jax knew trying to buy an organ was illegal. What he didn’t know was that low-life Frank Benson, a long time gambler, would get the organ from his own daughter, lie to her that it came from Carly, then squander the money away. Jax gets the kidney (though he believed it to be from a deceased Jake Webber) and puts the episode behind him. Years later, Carly begins a search to learn the identity of the real donor. Enter Nell Hayes (Chloe Lanier). The young woman arrives in Port Charles and admits that she is Jossalyn’s donor. Soon, Nelle is taken into the lives of Carly and her family. Carly is beyond grateful for Nelle’s sacrifice. She hires Ms. Hayes as her assistant at the Metro Court. Nelle develops a friendship with Jossalyn and soon gets romantic feelings for Carly’s son Michael (Chad Duelle).
But viewer learns that Nelle harbors a resentment against Carly as she blames her for the pain she’s suffered throughout her life. Not to mention Frank’s death. Benson lied to his daughter that after Carly got what she wanted, she left him high in dry (in truth, Benson gambled away Jax’s payoff). So, Nelle plotted Carly’s ultimate downfall. She drugs Sonny and makes him believe they slept together.When Carly learned about the alleged infidelity, the Corinthos marriage was on shaky ground. But Jax’s arrival back in Port Charles set the record straight. However, it didn’t change Carly’s mind in forgiving Sonny (Maurice Benard) for him not telling her the truth about what happened with Nelle. Jax and Cary ended up sleeping together. When Sonny found out, he’s furious. In true Sonny payback fashion, he gives a recording of Jax’s confessing to the illegal organ transaction and Dante (Dominic Zamprogna), who had no choice but to arrest Jax. Hurt. Betrayal. Payback. Revenge. It’s a vicious cycle.
Where will this leave Jax, Nelle, Carly and Sonny? On the Wednesday, April 19 episode of General Hospital, Nelle gives her statement to Detective Nathan West (Ryan Paevey) and tells him that she’s not pressing charges against Mr. Jax. She tells Jax that she’s happy Jossalyn is alive and doesn’t think he should be punished for showing a father’s love and sacrifice for his daughter. Can Michael convince Sonny not to let anger, grief (over Morgan’s death) and revenge cause him to do something he’ll regret?
These four people have complicated each other’s lives…can they ever get pass everything?
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