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Josh Kelly Explains Why Cody Won’t Tell Mac the Truth!


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Many General Hospital fans were thrilled when John J. York brought Mac back to Port Charles late last month. Not only were viewers happy to see the beloved actor looking healthy and happy again after undergoing a stem cell transplant to treat two forms of cancer, but many audience members were hoping to see Cody finally confess that he was Mac’s biological son!

Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Mac will discover he had a child with the late Dominique any time soon: Cody’s decided that he’d still rather keep his father in the dark about their connection. But as portrayer Josh Kelly revealed to Soap Opera Digest, despite the rapport between the two men, Cody feels caught between a rock and a hard place.

“Cody’s feelings toward Mac’s family have gotten deeper,” Kelly confessed. “He’s really entrenching himself into their lives, so it’s like he’s digging his own grave” by not coming clean about the true nature of his relationship with the Scorpio clan.

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Cody lied to Mac about the results of their 2022 paternity test… and has regretted it ever since!ABC

Kelly added that Cody isn’t quite sure how, after all this time, to tell Mac they are father and son. After all, he flat-out lied about the results of the DNA test the two took back in 2022 — a decision he’s come to regret. “He’s really ashamed of what he did, and now he feels like more of a liar,” Kelly pointed out. “He lied about the paternity test, and sometimes it feels like it’s easier to live in a lie [than confess to it].”

As much as a guilt-stricken Cody longs to be a part of the Scorpio family, he’s actually quite afraid to upset the status quo. “He’s got a good thing going, everyone’s getting along right now,” Kelly concluded. “He knows that if he tells the truth, it’s gonna cause chaos and it might cause irreparable damage.”

Knowing Mac, Felicia, and Maxie, we highly doubt that would be the case!

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