General Hospital (GH) spoilers tease that Marcus Taggert’s (Reál Andrews) death took loads of GH fans by surprise. As viewers will remember, Taggert was in the hospital in relatively stable condition, having just been shot by Cyrus Renault’s (Jeff Kober) associates after heroically saving his daughter Trina Robinson’s (Sydney Mikayla) life. Everything seemed fine, and Taggert was being prepped for surgery, then he sent Trina out to the vending machine.
At that point, something appeared to go very wrong, and as Lucas Jones (Ryan Carnes) later explained, Taggert had a blood clot that broke loose and traveled to his brain, which ultimately killed him.
Trina was devastated, and fans were mortified as they realized that Taggert died for real, and that he was laying there dead in the ER. It was a huge blow after the fan-favorite character had recently returned.
But ever since Taggert’s supposed death, there’s been talk about whether he really died, or whether it could have all been a big ruse to keep him safe from Cyrus. After all, Cyrus was gunning to have Taggert killed along with the other members of the task force.
And more importantly to Taggert, he wanted to keep Trina safe, and he might have thought that the only way to accomplish that was if he “died.”
But if Taggert did fake his death, then he had to have some serious help in doing so. So who would have been involved in this death ruse? Well, if Taggert is alive, then it seems that Jordan Ashford (Briana Nicole Henry) almost certainly knows about it.
After all, Jordan was seen calling some mystery person on a burner phone at one point about an issue that Taggert easily could have weighed in on.
Well, if Jordan knows about Taggert’s faked death, then chances are that Curtis Ashford (Donnell Turner) knows about it, too. Jordan and Curtis try very hard not to keep secrets from each other, so we’d have to assume that Curtis is in on the whole thing if Jordan is.
And what about Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard)? He was seen talking with Taggert shortly before he “died,” and they seemed to have a cryptic conversation about keeping Trina safe.
Besides, if Taggert is out there somewhere and alive, then he’d need a place to hide out, and Sonny would be the perfect person to provide him with a secret safe house and guard him for protection. And of course, if Sonny knows about Taggert being alive, then Jason Morgan (Steve Burton) would necessarily have to know, since he’s Sonny’s right-hand man.
We figure that if Taggert is alive, then at the very least Jordan, Curtis, Sonny, and Jason know about it. Then there’s the issue of how Taggert’s death was medically faked.
Perhaps a member of GH’s medical staff is in on it, too, having given Taggert some drug to make it seem like he was dead. Could Lucas be complicit in the death ruse, too?
Of course, GH fans will have to wait until the show comes back from hiatus to see if Taggert eventually does return, and to see who knew about the whole thing. One thing’s for sure, though – Trina isn’t going to be happy with whoever knew about her father’s plan to “die.” We can imagine that all of those people will get some choice words from Trina!
At any rate, we know that a lot of GH fans are hoping that Taggert does come back, and so do we! Stay tuned to the ABC soap and don’t forget to check back with CDL on a regular basis for the latest General Hospital spoilers and news.