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Brennan on GENERAL HOSPITAL — Everything You Need To Know

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Viewers have been wondering who Pikeman is since the name was first mentioned on GENERAL HOSPITAL. Eventually, it was revealed that a man going by the name of Mr. Brennan appeared to be the head of the Pikeman Security Group, but there were more surprises yet to be revealed!

The character of Brennan is being played by Charles Mesure, who made his debut in the Dec. 1, 2023, episode of GH. Born in England, the actor grew up in Australia and has appeared in episodes of HERCULES, XENA, LOST, BONES, and LAS VEGAS. Viewers might also recognize him from his roles as J.D. Pollack on CROSSING JORDAN, Kyle Hobbes on V,  Ben Faulkner on DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, Blackbeard on ONCE UPON A TIME, or The Beast on THE MAGICIANS. Although his run appeared to come to an end in the Dec. 19 episode, he then resurfaced in March 2024, so who knows what the future holds?

John (later known as Jack) Brennan was first seen at Kelly’s Diner where he met Carly Spencer and told her he was in town on business and heard that they served the best burgers in Port Charles. While he was enjoying his meal, Brennan observed Carly offering a homeless man outside some food and when he paid his bill, gave her a little extra to give to him.

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Brennan turned on the charm with Carly!ABC

As Brennan prepared to leave Kelly’s, Carly hoped she’d see him again, and he guaranteed that she would. Then, Roman Hume arrived to report that they had a problem because Sonny Corinthos was refusing to ship more product for them.

The two men met in private where it was revealed that Brennan is currently the head of the WSB! He insisted that they couldn’t just kill Sonny and also needed to focus on Anna Devane. Brennan explained that Jamison Forsythe was meant to eliminate Anna and get the incriminating mission file but failed and they needed to recover the documents before it was too late.

When Hume reported that Dante Falconeri had recovered the file and brought it to Anna, Brennan ordered him to take care of the situation. When he returned to Kelly’s, he discovered that Carly had learned his true identity and when he went for her, she defended herself! Just then, Anna and Dante arrived with Interpol, and Brennan was placed under arrest.

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Brennan’s arrest left Valentin in charge!ABC

In March 2024, Brennan was in a prison van and when it pulled over to the side of the road, Valentin Cassadine hopped in! He greeted Jack and chided him for leaving him to do a lot of damage control at Pikeman as well as for not realizing Jason Morgan was planted in the organization. Brennan noted that Valentin had always been part of Pikeman, but now was running the organization and wondered what his plan was for Sonny. When Valentin explained the plan to tamper with Sonny’s meds, Brennan warned him not to underestimate the mobster. Valentin handed him some cash to continue bribing the prison guards and warned him he’d never see the outside again if Anna learned of his involvement with Pikeman. Alone heading back to Pentonville, Brennan regaled the driver with tales of how he and Valentin rose to the top together, but upon reaching their destination, was amused to learn the Cassadine had hired a deaf driver!

Stay tuned to see if he ever pops up again!

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