After being shot in his home and left to bleed out, General Hospital spoilers hint that Austin Gatlin-Holt (Roger Howarth) appears to be lost. Arriving from the PCPD, he had discussed immunity for leaking the identity of his boss, Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober), to Dante Falconeri (Dominic Zamprogna), without really disclosing the identity in the conversation.
It appears that he won’t require immun ity going forward, and even if Austin survives, his chances of becoming a doctor are slim, and his relationship with Ava Jerome (Maura West) is over.
Fans are currently making wild speculations in one direction: Will Howarth return as a different character, and if so, as whom?
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Austin told Dante that he would give evidence against Cyrus and his sidekick cousin Mason Gatlin (Nathanyael Grey). Upon returning home, he opened the door and asked “What are you doing here?” and next fans heard two gunshots ring out. Later Austin was shown unconscious on the floor, blood pouring out of his chest.
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Why do fans believe that Howarth might reappear as a different character? History, to put it simply! Howarth played Franco Baldwin before becoming Austin. After Baldwin passed away, Howarth returned to the screen as the never-fully realized Austin.
In addition, Howarth made an appearance on GH in the role of Todd Manning from One Life to Live.
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Further fueling the speculation, Todd’s ex-wife, Blair Cramer (Kassie DePaiva), recently guest starred on GH.
She played the third wife of Martin Grey (Michael E. Knight). Knight played Tad “The Cad” on ABC’s All My Children so it would be terrific daytime viewing to have this group of actors on our screens every day.
Comment here on Austin’s prospects—or lack thereof—GH fans. Do you believe he will survive, or will he pass away?
Cyrus is a real man; it’s obvious that he had someone following Austin and that person informed him that the reticent doctor was at the PCPD.
What would you think of Howarth returning to GH for a third stint? Which character—a completely new one or Todd Manning from OLTL—would you prefer to see him play?