Ethan Lovett was introduced on General Hospital for the first time in 2009. Actor Nathan Parsons portrayed Ethan from 2009 till 2012. Later, he reprised his role a couple of times in 2013 for GH’s 50th anniversary. And once again in 2015 during Luke Spencer’s memorial. His most recent appearance on the ABC soap was way back in 2020. Ever since then, Nathan has not appeared as Ethan onscreen. However, when Holly Sutton, returned to General Hospital in November 2022, she indicated that Victor Cassadine is holding Ethan hostage.
Now, in the recent episodes of General Hospital the character of Ethan has returned. However, actor James Ryan is now portraying the character. Long-time fans of General Hospital might be well versed with Ethan Lovett’s story. But newer fans might be feeling a little lost. There’s nothing to worry, TV Season & Spoilers has your back. So, keep reading this article to find out everything you need to know about, Ethan Lovett on General Hospital.
Ethan Lovett: The Beginning
When Ethan first appeared on General Hospital, Luke Spencer caught him trying to the rob the casino on The Haunted Star. Upon meeting Luke, Ethan divulged that Holly asked him to meet up with Luke in Port Charles. Furthermore, Ethan told Luke that the Lovetts are actually his adoptive parents and not biological ones. This led Luke and Tracy Quartermaine to wonder if Luke and Holly were his adoptive parents.
Thus, Luke ran a paternity test with his and Ethan’s samples on General Hospital. The reports came back negative, but Luke wasn’t convinced. He was suspicious that Tracy could have tampered the report. Eventually, she admitted to doing so, and it was proved that Luke indeed was Ethan’s bio dad. Later, Holly returned to PC and admitted to being Ethan’s mom. However, she tried to claim that Robert was Ethan’s father. Which wasn’t true. Eventually, Ethan settled into the life of Port Charles. He even helped Lulu in rescuing Luke from Helena Cassadine in Greece.
Later, Ethan got into a relationship with Rebecca Shaw on General Hospital. But that fell apart when she skipped town after trying to rob the Quartermaines. He then started dating Jennifer Biles. However, that enraged Kristina Davis, as she had a crush on him. Thus, she framed him for beating her up. Furthermore, he was arrested for a hit and run case. But, Alexis admitted to the crime, and Ethan won his freedom once again.
Ethan Lovett then started dating Maya Ward on General Hospital. A drunken night in Vegas, led them to tie the knot. As shocked as they were, they decided to remain married. Especially after Edward Quartermaine offered Maya a million dollars to remain married to Ethan. The two eventually fell in love and the marriage became real for them. However, that marriage fell apart when Maya went on a business trip, and Ethan found her in bed with another man.
Ethan Lovett’s Many Kidnappings On General Hospital
In 2013, Helena kidnapped Ethan in place of his brother, Lucky on General Hospital. Fortunately, Luke and Holly were able to rescue him when they chanced upon him during a search for Lulu. Luke asked Ethan to go into hiding, and he wasn’t heard of until Holly mentioned in 2015 that he was kidnapped again. Ultimately, Luke managed to rescue his son from the death trap set up by Frank Smith. In the aftermath, Frant shot Ethan in the arm. Holly then rushed him to the Hospital, and he survived.
Later in November 2022, Holly returned to Port Charles on General Hospital. She revealed to Robert and Laura that Victor had kidnapped Ethan and is forcing her to do his bidding. Robert and Laura then helped Holly in escaping Port Charles so she could go and rescue Ethan. That brings us full circle to the present. Ethan is now trapped in human action in Venezuela. Holly and Felecia are trying to save his life by bidding on him. Stay tuned to General Hospital to find out whether or not Ethan survives the auction!