Eagle-eyed viewers of GENERAL HOSPITAL who were also fans of ONE LIFE TO LIVE may have thought that the Raging Raccoon scout who discovered Peter being held prisoner by Obrecht in July of 2018 looked kind of familiar. Well, that’s because the character of young Wyatt Hoover was played by Patrick Gibbons, Jr., who used to play Sam Manning on OLTL! And the young actor has revealed he’s coming back for another stint!
Wyatt first appeared when the young Raging Raccoon scout heard Peter August in the cabin and discovered him tied up. Peter urged the boy to run and tell anyone he could that he was trapped here, and needed help. Wyatt simply shrugged and walked off, but later returned for his bugle so Peter could beg him again for help. But as Wyatt began untying Peter, Liesl Obrecht returned wielding a hatchet, forcing the kid to hide under the bed.
After Obrecht left, Peter urged Wyatt to take her notebook to use as proof and the scout went to the hospital where he found Franco Baldwin in the art therapy room and revealed the whole story. Franco was wary, but after Wyatt spotted Obrecht in the hall and ID’d her as the villain, Dr. Hamilton Finn introduced himself and questioned him for more details. Unfortunately, by the time they passed Wyatt’s info and map to the cabin, Peter had already been moved, but it still helped them track him down and rescue him in the end!
Gibbons joined the cast of OLTL back in December of 2010 and played Sam right up through the end of the ABC soap, even appearing in the short-lived online reboot. And his GH scenes in 2018 reunited him with former castmates Roger Howarth and Michael Easton who played Todd and John on the much-missed ABC sudser.
By the way, the name Wyatt could be a sly reference to the character of Wyatt Halliwell from the CW series CHARMED, a role played by none other than Wes Ramsey (Peter)! Stay tuned to see what Wyatt gets up to next, and for more GH news, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!
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