General Hospital (GH) spoilers tease that Jason Morgan (Steve Burton) received a phone call that brought a mixed reaction among fans. When Jason revealed that Nelle’s body had been found, it left many viewers elated and others disappointed to lose the little schemer forever.
Of course, there’s a third category of fans who simply aren’t buying it – even those who want Nelle gone for good!
Is Nelle’s death real or fake? Let’s take a closer look at this situation and see if we can figure out the truth behind this corpse discovery. Without a body, it would’ve been difficult to move into the next phase of this story.
Carly Corinthos (Laura Wright) wouldn’t be able to go down for Nelle’s murder if there was no proof of her death.
Likewise, Nina Reeves (Cynthia Watros) wouldn’t be able to grieve the loss of her biological daughter when the time comes. It was crucial from a writing standpoint to offer evidence of Nelle’s demise.
Otherwise, it would seem like Nelle’s just out there somewhere – and that doesn’t have the payoff GH writers are looking for.
However, having Nelle stay dead doesn’t have the right payoff either. It seems downright cruel to rob Nina of her bio daughter like this. There’s also the matter of how Carly’s going to get off the hook. Carly made the decision to lie to the cops, so it’s going to seem like she shoved Nelle and covered up the crime.
As Jasper “Jax” Jacks (Ingo Rademacher) pointed out, Carly is Sonny Corinthos’ (Maurice Benard) wife. That’s another strike against Carly since Sonny always gets away with his own criminal behavior. Carly may go down as the next best thing, even if there’s no firm proof she actually killed Nelle.
Bottom line, Nelle needs to be dead right now and very much alive later. It may be the only way to exonerate Carly of murder charges down the road.
All signs point to Nelle’s faked death since there’s no reason for General Hospital to leave so much drama on the table – nor is there any reason for them to get rid of a useful schemer and Daytime Emmy winner.
Nelle’s the kind of character who tends to come back again and again. We can’t forget about that weird reborn date that Nelle told Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) about.
March 21, 2011: the day Nelle’s life began again following her kidney surgery. Perhaps Nelle will repeat history by showing up on March 21, 2021 – or technically March 19 for the Friday cliffhanger.
Regardless, we highly doubt we’ve seen the last of Nelle. If Nelle roped someone into helping her, perhaps what was actually found is a disfigured, decomposing body with the same appearance. All it would take is a planted corpse and some bribes to “confirm” this is dead Nelle.
Even Peter August (Wes Ramsey) could be behind Nelle’s fake death since he needs the cops to stop looking for her. Peter’s terrified that Nelle will be found and spill about his connection to Shiloh Archer (Coby Ryan McLaughlin).
If Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) is part of Nelle’s faked death story, that could make things even messier with Nina.
One way or another, it seems likely Nelle will show up alive eventually. We’ll provide updates as other GH news becomes available. General Hospital spoilers say Carly and Jax have some rough moments ahead of them, so stay tuned!
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