General Hospital (GH) spoilers tease that Maxie West (Kirsten Storms) will likely be facing romantic heartache down the road. She’s been enjoying her relationship with Peter August (Wes Ramsey) for several months now, and the two appear to be happy and content together. Maxie has taught Peter a lot about what it means to be in a relationship, and the two recently declared their love for each other.
And while that was a happy moment for the couple, there’s a big underlying problem that Maxie is completely unaware of, and that’s Peter’s long-standing involvement with Drew Cain’s (Billy Miller) abduction in Afghanistan several years ago. As GH viewers have seen in various flashbacks, Peter was a major player along with Helena Cassadine (Constance Towers) in taking Drew – something that he thought was behind him and would never be known by anyone.
But now it turns out that Shiloh Archer (Coby Ryan McLaughlin) knows about Peter’s partnership with Helena, and he’s threatening to sing to the world about it unless Peter helps him get out of prison. Worse, Peter has apparently put out a dangerous order to one of his minions to prevent Drew from finding Dr. Andre Maddox (Anthony Montgomery) and learning more about the memory experiments performed on him. Presumably, Dr. Maddox could reveal Peter’s involvement, and Peter doesn’t want that to happen.
It’s all a mess, and we have to wonder what this turn of Peter’s back to the dark side is going to mean for Maxie’s relationship with Peter. Certainly, if and when the truth comes out and Maxie realizes what Peter has done and has kept quiet about, she’s going to be furious. And when it inevitably comes out that Peter is still involved in dark dealings, she’s going to want nothing to do with him.
Of course, Maxie will realize that Robert Scorpio’s (Tristan Rogers) big warning about Peter still being a “dirtbag” actually had merit when all of the things that Peter is now doing come to light. Surely, she’ll dump Peter in a heartbeat when she realizes that he’s the one who’s at least partly responsible for taking Drew and performing memory procedures on him, and when she learns about how he tried to cover up his involvement and pretended to be an upstanding guy who had put his past behind him.
And that’s going to leave Maxie alone and devastated. This won’t be your typical breakup where forgiveness seems likely down the road. Instead, it’s looking very much like Peter’s inner villain is coming back out. It could also very well be revealed soon that Peter is not Anna Devane’s (Finola Hughes) son but is actually the son of Alex Devane (Finola Hughes). That fact would certainly rock Maxie’s world, as then Peter would be the son of two evil forces.
So, given all of this that’s going on and will soon transpire with Peter, where will that leave Maxie? She’ll almost certainly be unable to forgive Peter for his actions, so that will leave “Paxie” dead in the water. That means that Maxie will probably soon need a new love interest, but it doesn’t seem like there’s anyone on the horizon for Maxie to look to for help in picking up
the pieces of her life in the way that Lulu Spencer (Emme Rylan) has Dustin Phillips (Mark Lawson) to lean on.
It will be interesting to see what happens to Maxie in a post-Peter world. Peter may try to work things out with Maxie, but it’s really hard to imagine that she’d ever find herself wanting him back. Perhaps TPTB will bring someone new onto the GH scene to be Maxie’s new love interest down the line, much like they’ve done with Lulu and Dustin.
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