General Hospital (GH) takes a tumultuous turn as Ava Jerome discovers Austin’s shocking allegiance to Cyrus, unraveling a web of deception. Sonny’s revelation about Austin’s role in securing Cyrus’s release and Mason’s actions leaves Ava in disbelief.
Austin’s omission of crucial details raises Ava’s fury as she recalls their connection built on lies. With Dante poised to learn the shocking truth, Ava’s impending confrontation with Austin promises explosive retaliation. GH viewers anticipate Ava’s unleashing of her formidable character, signaling a gripping chapter in her ongoing battle against manipulation.
Sonny’s Shocking Revelation
Ava becomes enraged with Austin after discovering the truth about Austin and his cousin Mason’s enigmatic boss from Sonny. Sonny, who has been wary of Austin ever since Ava revealed the specifics of what transpired involving Nikolas and Austin’s assistance, drops the shocking revelation that Austin and Mason’s employer is none other than Cyrus. She is shocked beyond belief. “She queries how that could be.”
Sonny runs down the timeline of events: When fake nanny Betty finds and takes the evidence, Sonny plants it. Soon after, Austin just so happens to visit Pentonville to tend to an unidentified prisoner.
He makes it apparent that he has no shortage of enemies inside the prison, but he also discloses that Austin was crucial in securing Cyrus’s release by attesting during his parole hearing that Cyrus would not be a threat if released because of his health.
In addition, Sonny suggests that Austin’s cousin Mason had kidnapped Ava and was holding her captive while Austin was at the parole hearing.
Ava’s Wrath Unleashed
Ava argues that since Austin was providing the parole board with his expert opinion that Cyrus was harmless while she was being held captive by Mason, Austin was compelled to act in that way to keep Ava safe and ensure her safe return.
Sonny concedes that possibility, but he makes clear that Austin never told Ava to be cautious, that he was testifying on behalf of Cyrus, or that Cyrus was in charge of Mason and him.
Austin, according to Ava, never let her know about any of that. Sonny breaks the bad news to Austin: despite his possible feelings for Ava, his first allegiance is to Cyrus, a man they both despise and view as an enemy. Ava found out recently that Nikolas is still alive.
Austin pretended to be shocked and protested, saying that he thought Nikolas had been killed and that he had no idea that he was alive when Ava confronted him with the news.
After all, he had been the one to confirm Nikolas’s death after Ava hit him over the head with the gargoyle statuette for threatening her and Sonny’s daughter Avery. Ava is now mentally reliving the events, though, in light of everything she has learned from her recent conversation with Sonny.
After allegedly “killing” her ex-husband, Ava was seen by GH viewers to be shocked, helpless, and terrified. Ava found Austin to be reassuring and helpful, and she trusted him to assist her in moving the body. Austin had coincidentally shown up at Wyndemere to warn her about Mason.
Ava recalls that Mason later confronted her, telling her that he now had Nikolas’s body, which had been hidden before going missing, and that if she did not want to go to prison, she would be following his and Austin’s boss’s orders. Austin gave her the advice to follow Mason’s instructions and assured her that everything would work out.
Unleashing Full Potential in the Face of Deception
Since Nikolas is still alive, she is aware that Mason lied about possessing his body and comes to the conclusion that Austin has also most likely lied about everything. This man, this respectable doctor, was the one she trusted when she was most vulnerable.
Ava and Austin got closer and closer through Austin’s lies, to the point of intimacy. She was susceptible to manipulation and was unable to recognize the deception. Dante will soon learn some extremely shocking information from Austin, most likely the whole truth about what happened with Nikolas.
The knowledge is going to make Ava even more enraged than she already is. Not only would Austin’s admission of Ava’s assault on Nikolas and her attempt to hide a “corpse” validate Ava’s suspicions about Austin’s deception, but it would also give her comfort. Ava Jerome has been taken advantage of for months by Cyrus, Mason, and even Austin, so nobody can trick her and get away with it!
After tracking Austin down for a heated confrontation, Ava will be ready to blow up and let her wrath fly. Retaliation will undoubtedly follow after that. It is been far too long since Ava was portrayed as a more innocent version of herself. This is the ideal moment to unleash Ava Jerome’s full potential and all of her abilities once again.