What Happened to Nathan West on ‘General Hospital’?

General Hospital character Nathan West (Ryan Pavey) was a fan-favorite who everyone still misses on GH. Now, take a look back at his history, the love of his life, and his tragic death on the ABC drama.

Nathan West on General Hospital

GH fans may recall detective Nathan West came to Port Charles on a mission to solve a cold case. He was bent on getting justice for Nina Reeves (then Michelle Stafford). Remember, he thought her husband Silas Clay (Michael Easton) was responsible for her death on General Hospital. Later, his connection to Nina came out when her mother Madeline Reeves (Donna Mills) came to town.

Turns out, she was Nathan’s mother as well and Nina was his older sister on GH. Also, his real name was James Nathan Reeves. He hid his true identity to keep Silas from learning he was Nina’s brother. Then, Nathan West was dealt a hefty blow when Madeline told him she wasn’t his biological mother but, in fact, his aunt. Her sister Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati) was his mother.

And, she let Madeline raise him to protect him from his father. On top of that, she told him Nina was actually alive. Of course, Nathan was ecstatic. And, even though they were technically cousins, he still thought of her as his sister. While in town, Nathan West rented Maxie Jones’ (Kirsten Storms) apartment while she was out of the US. Then, when she came home, they became friends on General Hospital. And then lovers…

General Hospital: Nathan West (Ryan Pavey)

The Story of Nathan & Maxie Jones on GH

Before Nathan West and Maxie Jones were a General Hospital super-couple, they were roommates and good friends. Viewers may recall, Maxie dated psycho Levi Dunkleman (Zachary Garred). He moved in with her and Nathan, but they didn’t get along on GH. Levi thought Nathan had feelings for Maxie which turned out to be true. After the truth about Levi came out on General Hospital, he tried to kill Maxie.

Thankfully, Nathan West saved her life. Then, she saved him right back when Levi attacked him. After that, they began to date and develop strong feelings for each other on GH. They got engaged, but before their wedding a complication came up. Nathan’s ex-wife Claudette Beaulieu (Bree Williamson) came to town. She said Nathan was the father of her child.

But, she was lying and her “daughter” was actually Charlotte Cassadine (Scarlett Fernandez). Now, fans know her parents are Lulu Spencer (Emme Rylan) and Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart). Finally, Maxie and Nathan West were husband and wife and blissfully happy on General Hospital. Down the road, they became pregnant. However, there was something horrible soon to come on GH.

General Hospital: Nathan West (Ryan Pavey) - Maxie Jones (Kirsten Storms)

The Tragic End on General Hospital

When Maxie was pregnant on GH it prompted Nathan West to ask his mother Liesl about his father’s medical history. Finally, it came out that his father was Cesar Faison (Anders Hove). Of course, he was in shock and feared for his family on General Hospital. So, he and Lulu wrote an article on what it was like to discover he’s Faison’s son. That way, they could lure Faison out of hiding. Of course, Maxie was against it because it was too risky, recall GH spoilers.

As she feared, Faison came to town and cornered her and his other son Peter August (Wes Ramsey) at Crimson. When Nathan got the call about an emergency at Crimson, he rushed over. Then, before realizing who he was, Faison shot him as Maxie watched in horror. Sadly, Nathan passed away at the hospital with Maxie by his side. After quite some time she and his half-brother Peter got together on General Hospital.

Of course, not many people are happy about it because they fear he is evil just like his father. However, Maxie is sure he’s different. But, she’s oblivious to the evil things he is still doing. Now, there’s a chance she’s pregnant with his baby. Some day she will find out the truth about Peter and her world will blow up. No doubt, it was difficult for Maxie to get over her grief but Nathan West will always be in her heart and she will always miss him on GH.

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