What Happened to Chet on GENERAL HOSPITAL
Amy’s brother, Chet, first appeared on GENERAL HOSPITAL back in November 2017. Real-life military veteran-turned-actor Chris Van Etten made his daytime debut on the soap but the United States Marine Corps veteran might look familiar to some from his modeling contract with Jockey underwear. And amusingly, being cast on GH wasn’t Van Etten’s first brush with Port Charles. Back in the summer of 2017 when the soap announced that Chris Van Etten was going to join Jean Passanante as co-headwriter, some people got the two men confused when Googling around! “Congratulations to the other Chris Van Etten for his new position at GH,” the vet joked on Twitter at the time, “according to everyone confusing me for him.” Of course now the writer Chris Van Etten has been penning dialogue for the soldier/model/actor Chris Van Etten, which is just crazy when you think about it!
Chet Driscoll struggled with drug addiction to painkillers following his service in the military. Sister Amy Driscoll tried to help pay for his treatment but needed more money, so she enlisted Nathan West to pose as the face of Man Landers, the online advice column she hoped to turn into a book. Chet initially resisted Amy’s attempts to help her, but she eventually got through to her sibling. In April of 2018, Chet reappeared to offer Maxie Jones his condolences on Nathan’s death. He urged her to let go of her anger against Henrik Faison and get her own life back on track.
Maxie ran into Chet again just before Christmas in 2018 when she was dropping off some donations for Toys for Tots. The former soldier was in full uniform and working with the charity. The friends made small talk and Maxie ended up inviting Chet to join her at Anna’s Christmas party since his sister had to work at the hospital. And although when Chet reappeared in January of 2019, Sonny offered him a job managing the boxing gym, when Maxie and Lulu Spencer went to The Floating Rib just a couple of months later, they found Chet working there! (Lulu also felt like Chet was flirting with Maxie, but Maxie insisted they were just friends.)
Chet popped up again in February 2022 when he and Amy were at the hospital together organizing a clothing drive for veterans. Later, he sat down at the bar in Charlie’s Pub wearing a teal shirt which made Terry Randolph believe he was her blind date. Although he wasn’t, Chet did step in to pretend to be her jealous boyfriend when her real blind date turned out to be a complete jerk! After dispatching the guy, Chet joined Terry for a drink and they got to know each other a little bit better.
Unfortunately, Chet’s budding relationship with Terry was cut short when he found out that he’d landed his dream job… in Chicago. He was stunned when Amy confessed that she’d applied for him in the hopes of splitting up him and her boss and told him not to take it. But Terry urged him not to give up his dream job for her.
Stay tuned to see what happens next!
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