General Hospital Recap for February 22, 2023: Ryan Dies As His Grandson Is Born!
In today’s recap of General Hospital for February 21, 2023: Liz pleads with Scott, Taggert seeks out Portia, Esme needs medical attention, Shots ring out on Spoon Island, and Mac delivers heavy news.
Esme says that she is in labor and collapses in Laura’s arms. Portia is on the phone with her brother and then Taggert knocks on her door. Finn brings Liz home and offers to stay with her. Felicia tells Austin that Mac will keep Ava safe. Spencer, Trina, and Alexis talk about Ryan being Esme’s father. Jordan is informed that there were shots fired on the island. Paramedics are called for Esme. Ava pulls the trigger, but the gun is empty. Ryan says she is not done with him yet.
Finn compliments Liz’s wedding toast but says it sounded like a goodbye. Scott arrives to finish their earlier conversation. Taggert and Portia talk about Trina. Spencer tells Alexis he tried to tick Esme into thinking he knew who her mother was to help Trina. Alexis tells them Heather is the Hook killer. Kevin says the baby is coming now. Felicia tells Austin how lucky he is that he is stable and going to be ok. She asks about his friendship with Ava. Ryan comes at Ava but is shot by Mac.
Liz tells Scott she doesn’t want Finn involved while he is on the phone. Finn tells her that has to leave but asks her to not make any rash decisions. After he leaves Liz tells Scott she has already made her decision. Jordan arrives and Mac comforts Ava as Jordan checks on Ryan. She says he is dead. Mac promises Ava that Ryan’s reign of terror is over. Alexis explains how she figured out the Hook killer was Heather. Spencer is worried about the baby. Laura assures Esme that Kevin will take care of her. Esme says she doesn’t want Heather there so Laura tells the officer to take Heather out of the room. Heather tells Esme that she is her mother.
Taggert and Portia discuss her affair with Curtis and their marriage. Ava tells Spencer, Trina, and Alexis that Ryan is dead. Spencer tells Trina to go with Ava to the hospital. Felicia asks why Austin was at Spoon Island that night. He thinks about their deal to move Nik’s body and is worried the police will find it. Ryan is zipped into a body bag. Jordan questions what role Esme had in everything that happened. Esme demands to know if Heather is really her mother. When Laura says it appears to be true, Esme promises Heather will never see the baby.
Laura and Kevin coach Esme through her labor. Portia asks if Trina wants to know who her real father is. Taggert says they didn’t discuss it, but he is Trina’s father, end of story. Finn asks Austin what happened at Wyndemere. When Ava gets to the hospital, she tells Felicia Mac is ok and Ryan is dead. Liz and Scott discuss what Liz and Nik did to Esme. She asks if he can get her a deal. Alexis tells Spencer Laura is on the island. Heather tells Spencer he was next on her hit list. Spencer tells Jordan he needs to go to Wyndemere because Esme is in labor. Esme gives birth and asks if the baby is ok.
Portia tells Taggert that he will always be Trina’s father. He says that they are a family no matter what. Trina asks Ava if she ok and tells her to not feel guilty about Ryan being dead. Laura says Esme will be in the hospital under police custody but will not be separated from her child. Laura tells Spencer he has a little brother.
Mac tells Kevin Ryan is dead and that he killed him. Kevin asks to see him. Portia thanks Taggert but worries that she has lost her daughter forever. Trina and Ava talk about the Hook killer being caught. Alexis asks Finn about Austin and about his friend in legal trouble. He says it’s out of his hands. Liz says she can’t live with the guilt but also has to worry about her boys. Scott tells her that they need her. Liz says she hopes he can keep her out of prison. He promises to do everything he can. Mac takes Kevin to Ryan’s body. Felicia shows up and comforts Kevin as they look at Ryan’s body. Kevin hopes his brother is at peace. Spencer tells Esme the baby looks like a Cassadine. She tells him she knows he isn’t the father. She tells him she isn’t the person she was before, and she loves the baby and will do anything for him. She asks Spencer to tell Nik about the baby. He says he doesn’t know how to reach him either. Laura looks surprised. Ava wants to talk to Austin, but the nurse says he needs to rest and won’t let her see him.
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