We Want Back! Cesar Faison
Who He Was: A master of reinventing himself, the former head of
the DVX (and Anna Devane's ex-boss), became an author, a jewel
fence, a cartel member and eventually Helena's henchman and
partner in crime. His signatures were fine wines, small cigarillos
and bestowing flowers - especially red orchids - on the object of
his obsessions: Anna.
His Methods: Always up for a good game of cat and mouse,
Faison kidnapped and terrorized Felicia, destroyed Anna and
Robert's marriage (before detonating a ship blast that caused
their presumed deaths) and made it look like Lucky had perished in
How He Last Exited: Following an argument with Luke Spencer
in 2000, Faison revealed that his nemesis's son, Lucky, was alive
and sped off in a boat that exploded.
Who His Return Would Impact: Should he return to Port
Charles, Faison would find ready adversaries in Luke and Robert,
and Anna still beautiful and challenging as ever. On the other
hand, Maxie and Georgie might never get their mother home because
one whiff of Faison's oh-so-familiar cigar would be enough to keep
her in Texas for good! (SID 7/3/07)
Rumors: With Robert and Anna back on GH, could their
archnemesis, Cesar Faison, be far behind? "Faison survived
the boat explosion, too," reminds Anders Hove, who last
appeared in 2000. Anthony Geary (Luke) once touted Faison as
"GH's all-time greatest villain." "Faison
kidnapped Lucky, and he almost got away with it," recalls
Hove. "They had this strange love/hate relationship; he let
Faison get away, disappearing into the mist. I would never turn
GH down for anything."
Hove might not be the only familiar face heading back to Port
Charles. With Ian Buchanan's days numbered as dastardly Dr.
Madden on AMC, insiders are speculating that he will return to
the role that put him on the map: Duke Lavery. "Have not
heard that," says a GH rep. AMC had no comment. (SOW
They Really Left- Hove said good-bye to a bad guy:
It's hard to keep a villain around indefinately when he or
she has no redeeming qualities. Such was the case with
perennial bad guy Cesar Faison, who was arguably the
nastiest black hat ever to set foot in Port Charles.
So at the end of 1999, Faison's portrayer, Anders Hove,
was given his walking papers. "I thought it was a
shame that Faison had to go the exact same way he went the
last time- in a boat explosion, I mean," the actor
offered, referring to his character's 1992 disappearance.
"They'll think I'm dead like a stone, but [one again]
they didn't see a body." In his final storyline, the
baddie had teamed up with dangerous Helena, but betrayed
her involvement with kidnapping presumed-dead Lucky.
"That's the last thing I tell Luke- that Lucky is
alive, but I don't know where he is," Hove recalls of
the moments before his character exited in a fiery
explosion. Having returned to his native Denmark, the
actor has been doing theater and starred in the recently
released film Voksne mennesker (Grown-Up People).
Additionally, he's taken up songwriting and provided the
music and lyrics for the band Deleuran's new CD, Don't
Touch My Soul. (SID 8/16/05)
(ex-Faison, SOU 4/11/2000)
After lurking around GH's Port
Charles for several months, Cesar Faison make his move and kidnapped Felicia
Scorpio. His abduction scheme failed when Luke showed up to rescue her. Luke was
captured, but Mac was the real hero: He rescued them both. Faison was locked up,
but with Helena's help, he escaped. Faison was apparently blown to bits as he
attempted to flee Port Charles via speedboat, after dropping a bomb of his own
on Luke. 'Lucky's alive,' Faison declared shortly before his boat exploded.
Hove hasn't remained
idle since exiting the show. In February, he traveled to Romania to film a role
in a movie called Subspecies. He plays a vampire named Radu. Whether or not
Faison survived and will return again someday is anybody's guess.