Nathan Parsons on General Hospital Return: “If The Situation Is Right, I’d Absolutely Do It”

Is a return to General Hospital in the cards for Nathan Parsons? Don't hold your breath. TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan spoke with Parsons to discuss his role on ABC Family's Bunheads.

The actor revealed he was contacted about reprising the role of Ethan, Luke's (Anthony Geary) stray kid with Holly (Emma Samms), for GH's 50th anniversary. Parsons stated:

"They're actually talking about that and it would be so good to see everybody. They call every now and then and ask if I'd be interested in coming back for something longer. If the situation is right, I'd absolutely do it, but things have been pretty busy lately and pilot season is happening. So we'll see."

Are you bummed Ethan won't be back for the 50th? Sound off in the comments!

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  1. Profile photo of SwanQueen59

    I’ve always liked him from an acting perspective. I didn’t care for the way they wrote him being the product of an affair with Holly. Another ridiculous detour from what we’d come to know of Luke and Laura. But that’s me… 0:)

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    i may be in the minority but i was never a big fan of Ethan or Nathan. i especially lost respect for him last year when he said that he was leaving because they had replaced GW and he was the only one really writing anything for him which was in the form of that crazy Lady in White story. i wish him the best on Bunheads but they should use the money to bring back Nikolas and/or Emily (i can so see Helena holding her hostage somewhere).

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    I’m not bummed at all.

    He is not needed. And if they have been in talks about bringing him back, I’m sure it was just for the anniversary and not as a contract or even recurring player.

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    I hope to Soap-God he never returns to GH. His character represents the destruction of Luke & Laura’s legacy under Guza’s. Plus, he is not a very good actor and GH’s cast is too large and too many jumbled stories.

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    No offense to the actor, but I think the only mention of him again should be that he is NOT Holly and Luke’s son. Holly could have had a child with Robert, though that too is not plausible since she was in a coma after leaving Port Charles. But having Luke’s baby doesn’t even make sense in the timeline of the series we fans know so well.

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    I NEVER want him to return unless it is somehow revealed he is Robert’s son and everything else was a big con. Otherwise he can disappear like that third child from Family Matters to never be mentioned again.

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    Absolutely no need for him to come back. His character never made any sense and wasn’t successful paired with any leading ladies. If he and Johnny ended up a couple that would make sense. That was the most chemisty Parsons had with anyone.

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    Does he ever take a picture where he does not look constipated? No need for him to return. Not a good actor and not an interesting character. I would much rather see Lee and Gail Baldwin and Bryan and Claudia Phillips come back to Port Charles… Just Sayin

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    TV Guide reported that John Stamos is willing to come back if offered an acting opportunity. GH asked him to come back and portray Blackie Parish playing the drums backing Rick Springfield at the Nurses’ Ball. John Stamos went on to become a household name after GH and handsome as ever. Why is he not offered something worthwhile? Yet, the GH canvas is full of useless characters and have even contacted Nathan Parsons. Yikes.

    I heard Ingo Rademacher and Tristian Rogers are available and they both have Australian accents, fanbases and talent. ;-)

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    I guess I am the only one that likes Ethan. I would be excited if he came back, but only if the real Kristina, Lexi Ainsworth came back as well and they actually put them together this time.

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    I liked Nathan and Ethan, but he’s not particularly high up on my list of people I’d love to see return. Current Kristina is bleh, so that story is gone, Johnny is in jail so that story is gone, there’s just no real place for him.

    I’d much rather see Nikolas and/or Lucky come home than Ethan.

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    it’s great that shonda rimes bashed “bunheads” for its lack of racial diversity. i am not going to watch that show bec the lead chars are all white w/c is typical of racist hollywood. shonda should speak up more often bec her tv shows have some racial diversity.

    scandal should have cast dark skinned latino actor to portray potus on scandal for more racial diversity and bec having a white president has been done too much already. and the white actor who portrays fitz is not really attractive though especially when paired w/ the very pretty fashionista kerry washington. scandal should have cast a hunky and dark skinned latino actor for the role of the president bec soapy scandal needs a real hunky leading man who is not white. soap operas have enough white leading men.

    a nyt article reported that hollywood executives are uncomfortable discussing the success of shonda’s tv show “scandal” being the highest rated scripted drama among African americans. it’s bec hollywood’s racist. making money is secondary to them. shaping the culture is hollywood’s most significant goal and they’re unhappy that a show w/ a black female lead who is depicted flatteringly is a ratings success. scandal’s 18-49 demo is higher than all its competition.

    it’s bec shows like scandal elucidate that shows w/ racial minority leading chars are not “niche” shows and can have major ratings. shows like scandal should begin the trend for more tv shows w/ racial minority leading chars. but of course hollywood is reluctant and against African american leading chars and especially Asian american leading chars. scandal’s a ratings success while 60s drama mad men has very low ratings. yet it’s mad men that began a trend of period dramas like “pan am” w/ only white casts. hollywood likes that bec period dramas would employ whtie only actors.

    that’s hollywood. they’ll use “realism” for period dramas and yet they love to hire white actors to portray Asian american chars w/c is completely “realistic” right? typical “tolerance” from racist hollywood.

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    I pretty much tuned out of GH during the years Ethan came on, and only really tuned back in while he was on his way out. Was he on canvas last time Laura was around? Does Laura know about this son Luke had with Holly and kept secret all these years? Or did Laura know about Ethan all along?

    I actually liked the Ethan’s chemistry with Luke, but I never understood where this character came from or why he was needed.

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    Mizz O

    There are many other characters to bring back before Ethan that’s for sure. I hated how they made him Luke’s son and I didnt even watch GH in the Holly/Robert, etc. 1980s (for lack of a better phrase). I’d like to forget his character even existed, like the older Cunningham kid on Happy Days.

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    Count me in as one of those folks who doesn’t care to see Ethan return right now. It would be a big slap in the face for Laura to have to run into him when neither of her sons is in PC. Lucky and Nic should be back, Ethan should stay gone.

    I did like him with LA when she played Kristina though.

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    Nathan Parsons is cute and talented……..but badmouthing the writing regime did make him seem like a douche. I have always found him to be a good actor, not to mention easy on the eyes.

    I miss the days when GH had INTERESTING younger characters like Courtney, Emily, Elizabeth, Lucky……

    These days, we have Molly, Kristina, Trey and Rafe, all of whom are as boring and generic as they come!!

    Sad. What a waste of talent.

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    I never liked Ethan the character or the actor. Was not impressed by either and missed more of the show than I watched at that point. Asking him to come back has me baffled. For me it is what the heck…..

    Not completely sure how Scandal plays into this. The only thing I can say is that I think “Fitz” is hot. I will let it go at that.

  18. Profile photo of spixiefan721

    I would love love love love love it if Nathan Parson’s came back as Ethan!!!! No one could be Ethan except him, and he just oozes charm and something that is hard to put into words. Super sexy lol but more than that. He is really unique.. he seems like someone who should be on primetime or movies, so I am rooting for him to make it. In the meantime I hope he will make as many appearances on GH as he is able too!!!!!!

    I can’t believe there isn’t more Ethan love on this board… HE IS AWESOME!!!!!!

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