Dex Heller (Evan Hofer) isn’t simply some person Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) hired to infiltrate Sonny Corinthos’ (Maurice Benard), according to General Hospital spoilers. Michael has no idea that Dex has been watching him the entire time, looking for the ideal opportunity to get on the inside – of the Quartermaine family. While Michael seems to have discovered an unexpected and eager partner in Dex to bring down his father, viewers have speculated about why Dex would put himself in danger for someone he hardly knew.
The latest rumors suggest that there may have been more to this alliance than meets the eye. Despite his dedication and commitment to taking Sonny down, Dex has been tight-lipped about his motivations. Could it be that Dex is actually a Q? The rumor mill is churning, but while many fans have suspected Jason Morgan (Steve Burton) might have been Dex’s father, it’s possible his dear old dad was another Q entirely…A.J. Quartermaine (Sean Kanan).
Quartermaine Blood Runs Deep
Dex isn’t just some throwaway character with a one-and-done storyline. We always knew there was more to Dex than just a rambling ex-military man looking for some drama.
Of course, everyone’s first thought is, “Who are his parents?” Some people are praying to the soap opera gods that Sonny doesn’t have another child, while others are all for it. But might Dex be working with Jason or A.J. Quartermaine? Both men have ties to the mob and the Quartermaine family drama, so the hypothesis isn’t altogether improbable.
Jason and A.J. both had their fair share of lovers over the years too — and Jason did spend some time away where a love affair with Karen Wexler (Marie Wilson) could have produced a child who would be about Dex’s age today. Still, it’s starting to sound more like A.J. is his long-lost dad.
Say A Revenge Plot Works For Jason Morgan
If Dex is Jason’s son, it stands to reason that he could blame Sonny for taking his father away from him. Heck, he might even blame Sonny for taking his mother away from him, in some respect.
Karen wasn’t nearly the troubled girl she became until she met Sonny and he had her working in his strip club. Ah yes, Sonny’s image may have softened over the years but longtime GH fans remember where he started, too.
If Dex feels like he may not have lost his mother if it weren’t for the path that Sonny put her on, he might be back to avenge her. Thatebing said, he could also feel like he missed out on knowing Jason because Sonny co-opted him as well.
It Might Work Even Better For A.J. Quartermaine
We could see A.J.’s jilted son feeling rejected and forgotten if he grew up absent the Quartermaine money and grooming — you know, the kind Michael has been blessed with. If Dex is his brother, it’s reasonable that he would feel he was entitled to the same treatment and didn’t receive it because his father was never in his life.
It makes reasonable that he would blame Sonny for A.J.’s death, given that he shot him, but Dex may also consider him responsible for many of the events leading up to his death. How will Michael react if he discovers that Dex is his half-brother and that he was aware of this the entire time? Let us know what you think, and stay tuned for more GH news and teasers.