Baby reveals are a big staple on soap operas. On General Hospital, plenty of characters have had surprise parents revealed, including A.J., Jeff Webber, Carly Corinthos, Sam, and, more recently, little Wiley. And it looks like there’s another one on the horizon!
Cynthia Watros Has A Secret
In a recent interview, Cynthia Watros (Nina) was asked if she’s read about the speculation over the baby her character gave birth to while in a coma over two decades ago. Her late mother, Madeline (Donna Mills), sold the infant on the black market and there’s debate over what happened to the little girl — and where she is now.
“I have read some things online,” Watros shared with TV Insider. “I love it all. Some people are thinking one way. Others debate that another theory is what’s real. And I do know some things, which of course, I can’t share. I think that everyone is going to be extremely shocked [when the truth comes out]. Let’s leave it at that.”
In January, Soap Hub ran a poll as to who could be Nina’s long-lost daughter. The maximum emotional impact will come from someone whom she’s already connected to.
Candidates include Willow (Katelyn MacMullen), who got off on the wrong foot with Nina when she met with her and Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) over his daughter, Charlotte (Scarlet Fernandez). While things are now calmer between the two women, that could easily change. Nina would feel horrible if Willow were her daughter given her past treatment of her.
What if Nina’s daughter actually did turn out to be Sasha (Sofia Mattsson)? While DNA tests have shown they’re not related, Sasha bears a bit of a resemblance to Nina’s cousin Britt (Kelly Thiebaud). That alone could motivate the writers to craft a story in which Sasha truly is Nina’s child.
Nelle (Chloe Lanier) didn’t get much support in Soap Hub’s last poll as to who viewers thought could be Nina’s child. But now, Nina and Nelle are working together. If they are related, think of the gas that they could save by carpooling!
It appears as if this once- dormant story — the identity of Nina’s baby — is going to be revived and addressed. Stay tuned to see what happens next! General Hospital airs weekdays on ABC. Check local listings for air times.