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Patricia Bethune Returns to GENERAL HOSPITAL as Nurse Mary Pat!


Brace yourselves — Nurse Mary Pat is back on GENERAL HOSPITAL! Actress Patricia Bethune teased her return to the soap on social media, giving fans the heads-up. “Set your schedule DVR for Halloween week,” she reported. “Nurse Mary Pat is back!” She also added the hashtag “#uhoh” so you know there’s going to be trouble!

Bethune made her debut back in the June 13 episode of GH when Carly was locked up in Ferncliff and discovered that the nurse in charge of her care had, well, a terrible bedside manner! Throughout the storyline, GH fans loved to hate Mary Pat, and couldn’t wait for her to get her comeuppance. Well, Carly was released from the mental hospital and hasn’t been seen since August 2 when Curtis and Sam paid a visit to Ferncliff to dig up some information on their shady operations.

However, viewers have seen Ferncliff a few times since then, as Ryan managed to switch places with Kevin and has visited his brother to taunt him about taking over his life. We haven’t seen Mary Pat taking care of Kevin, but it sounds like that’s all about to change. And just in time for Halloween! (Like Ferncliff wasn’t already scary enough!)

General Hospital Carly Mary Pat

Carly may have escaped, but Mary Pat still has other patients to torment! (Photo Credit: ABC)

Back in July, Bethune told Soaps In Depth she’d love to continue playing the character and hoped for “a great new Ferncliff twist.” Well, it looks like she got her wish! Might Mary Pat be in on Ryan’s escape and imprisoning Kevin? Or will she try to help Kevin and wind up as Ryan’s next victim? Anything is possible with this woman, and we can’t wait to find out! Stay tuned to see what happens next, and for more GH casting news, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!

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