General Hospital spoilers look at a solution to the Tom Baker murder that relies upon motive, means and genes as its basis! This week, “General Hospital,” breaks out a major “whodunit” with the killing of convicted rapist Tom Baker (Don Harvey). But if a hot new rumor is true the town better brace itself, because there’s a brash new serial killer on the loose!
No one should be surprised that nasty Tom Baker met a death most foul. Upon his recent parole the greasy ex-con returned to the scene of his crimes, Port Charles, New York. Big mistake.
When his victim Elizabeth Webber was notified of his release she was shaken but resolute in her determination to live life on her own terms. But when her sketchy boyfriend Franco (Roger Howarth) caught wind of the news, he hit the roof.
Franco went into maximum overdrive, turning all vigilante on unsuspecting Tom. Never mind that he assured Elizabeth that he’d be a good boy and behave himself. Instead Franco publically and privately assaulted Tom, making him suspect number one when Tom’s corpse turns up.
Soap viewers know that the first person arrested for the crime is usually the last person who could have committed the offense. Nonetheless Franco is a convenient suspect and when the PCPD throws him in jail the town breathes a sigh of relief and the case seems solved.
Until the next body turns up! At first the PCPD won’t see the connection between the two killings but if this wild rumor is true, the killer is a local boy born with a thirst for blood.
Because it’s the holiday season and everyone just wants to go home early, the men and women in blue will overlook several viable suspects in Tom’s murder, chief among them the Port Charles resident with the most reasons to want to see Tom dead.
This prominent citizen had two loved ones targeted by Tom. When Tom approached Kiki for a modeling gig, it was Franco who put him on blast.
If not for Franco, Kiki may have met the same fate as Emily Quartermaine (Natalia Livingston) the late sister of town do-gooder Dillon Quartermaine (Robert Palmer Watkins). And that would not have sat well with Dillon, Kiki’s on and off boyfriend.
Could Dillon be behind the sudden demise of the town pariah? He had motive, but does the artist with a heart of gold have it in him to slaughter a man in cold blood? Yes, Dillion has it in him because his DNA is infused with the deadly influence of his father, Paul Hornsby (Richard Burgi)!
Is Tom Baker’s killing the first omen of another serial killer stalking its prey in Port Charles in 2016? And if so, could that killer be a wealthy little acorn that didn’t fall from it’s family tree? Come back to CDL for all your General Hospital spoilers, news and updates!
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