Kiefer Bauer hasn’t been seen on GENERAL HOSPITAL in almost 10 years, but the name has popped up recently leading some newer fans to wonder just who this guy is. Christian Alexander debuted in the role in June of 2009, and less than a year later, he had met his tragic fate.
Kiefer Bauer was dating Kristina Davis, but had a violent temper he would sometimes take out on her. He also got into a fight with her older brother, Michael Corinthos, and constantly harassed him. However, Kiefer proved useful when he helped Kristina cover her tracks after she ran over a pregnant Claudia Zacchara, causing her to lose her baby. (Who would’ve been Kristina’s half brother.)
When Kristina developed a crush on Ethan Lovett and eventually dumped Kiefer for him, Kiefer flew into a rage and beat Kristina up. Afraid of what Sonny might do to Kiefer, Kristina lied and said Ethan had abused her. But Jason Morgan suspected she was lying and got Dante Falconeri and Lucky Spencer to investigate and discover the true culprit.
Exposed, Kiefer took out his anger on Kristina again, but this time was seen leaving the house by her mother, Alexis Davis, who was horrified to find her daughter unconscious on the floor. While driving Kristina to the hospital, Alexis hit Kiefer with her car, and he was found by Kristina’s sisters Sam McCall and Molly Lansing. They took him to the hospital, but he later died of his injuries. A guilt-ridden Alexis kept quiet for a while but eventually confessed to the hit-and-run. Kristina came clean and admitted Kiefer had been her abuser, clearing Ethan of all charges.
Kiefer made one final appearance a couple of months later when Kristina had a nightmare about her violent ex. Also, his parents struggled with Kiefer’s death, and his father, Warren, went on a violent rampage of his own. He shot Mac and Ethan, then tried to kill Kristina before being shot dead himself. Then, almost a decade later, Kristina claimed that her mother had run down Kiefer deliberately as her secret pledge to join the Dawn of Day cult. And now, a young woman named Kendra Lennon is working as Alexis’ personal trainer but appears to be a relative of Kiefer’s out for revenge!
Stay tuned to see how else Kiefer affects Kristina and Alexis from beyond the grave and for more GH news, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.
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