General Hospital (GH) Spoilers: Sam and Patrick Married Already, Secretly Eloped – Reveal at Liz and Jake’s Failed Wedding

General Hospital (GH) Spoilers: Sam and Patrick Married Already, Secretly Eloped – Reveal at Liz and Jake's Failed Wedding

This “General Hospital” (GH) spoilers reveals a major secret that will come out at next week’s wedding that will shock everyone. The big Jake and Liz wedding next week will have even more fireworks than expected!

We all know that Jake Doe (Billy Miller) and Liz Webber (Rebecca Herbst) will not make it to the ‘man and wife’ stage of their wedding. Someone will blow it up with the ‘Jake is Jason Morgan’ identity reveal, but it’s what happens after that you may not have seen coming.

There’s the question, of course, of who will reveal Jake’s identity. And based on Tuesday’s episode, it looks like Hayden Barnes (Rebecca Budig) is hoping she’ll get the chance to do it. After Hayden talked Nikolas Cassadine (Tyler Christopher) into taking her to the wedding, she said maybe she would get her memories back at the ceremony. Kind of sounded like a threat, didn’t it? Of course, Laura Spencer (Genie Francis) may burst in and blab – or Damien Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) may do it.

No matter who makes the big reveal, everyone present will know that Jake is Jason and already married to Sam Morgan (Kelly Monaco). It’s just too bad that Sam is already married to Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson) and their marriage may actually be valid, despite Jason’s “resurrection.”

Here’s what you need to consider. On Tuesday’s show, Sam showed off her engagement ring to her mom Alexis Davis (Nancy Lee Grahn) and her brother Lucas Jones (Ryan Carnes). But then things got weird…

Lucas asked when the big day is, then Sam abruptly changed the subject and turned the attention to their dad Julian Jerome (Willian deVry) and baby Leo. That response made no sense, but is likely an Easter egg for fans – a sign that Lucas’ question was a moot point!

If Sam and Patrick hadn’t yet picked a date or were going to take their time and be engaged for a while, Sam would have just said that. But she didn’t – she acted all hinky, so that should have you wondering.

But why would Sam and Patrick sneak off and get married so soon after getting engaged and without telling anyone? A number of reasons… First, remember that Emma Drake (Brooklyn Rae Silzer) had a mini-meltdown when she confessed that she was worried Sam would go away like Sabrina Santiago (Teresa Castillo) did when Robin Scorpio (Kimberly McCullough) showed up at their wedding. Sam and Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) reassured Emma, but Emma was so upset. By eloping, Sam and Patrick could skip over an event that would greatly stress out Emma.

Second, with Liz and Jake getting married, Sam and Patrick didn’t want to steal any of their limelight. Since Sam and Liz have had animosity in the past, Sam may have suggested an elopement as a gesture to let Liz have all the attention on her big day.

Third, Sam and Patrick have both been married before so a big ceremony would not be important to them.

Fourth, Sam is a live in the moment gal who usually leaps then looks on the way down, so an elopement is definitely in her wheelhouse.

Finally, you may also recall that when Epiphany (Sonya Eddy) told Patrick that the next wedding shower would be his, he said that was not happening. Part of his refusal was that he’s already hitched to Sam. They likely slipped off to NYC or elsewhere for a quick civil ceremony with plans to throw a reception to announce their marriage after Liz and Jake’s event.

So imagine what Sam will feel, sitting there at the ceremony beside her new husband when she finds out her old husband is still alive. Will this make Sam a bigamist? Interestingly, that’s not likely. Jason was declared dead and she probably has a death certificate, so that means her marriage to Patrick would be legal and binding. Sam will have to divorce Patrick and remarry Jason if she wants to be “Mrs Morgan” once again.

Looks like Sam hasn’t told anyone about the secret wedding – maybe Anna knows – but the rest of Port Charles – including Jake and Liz – don’t know. So look for the Jake and Liz wedding to be a double marriage shocker. More on this as we draw closer to the November 6 wedding and as details are revealed. Be sure to check back with CDL every day for more “General Hospital” spoilers, gossip and more.