General Hospital Spoilers And Rumors: Is Shiloh Archer Coming Back?
General Hospital spoilers tease that just because General Hospital fans saw David Henry “Shiloh” Archer be hauled off in a body bag, it doesn’t mean that that he’s necessarily dead. He could return – after all, how many GH characters have returned from the dead when their bodies were never shown? It could have been some other cadaver from the morgue in that bag!
General Hospital Spoilers – But Willow Tait Identified The Body In The Bag!
There is a very slight possibility that the body in the bag could have already bloated, which could make the face look different. Willow Tait (Katelyn MacMullen) identified the body as belonging to Shiloh. It all depends on the temperature of the water.
Drowning victims usually take three to four days to bloat and to surface, and this body came in later in the same day that Samantha McCall (Kelly Monaco) had shot Shiloh in the back with a flare gun, in defense of Jason Morgan (Steve Burton) whom Shiloh was trying to kill with a gaffing stick, which is a baseball bat like implement with a large hook in the end of it, used to drag nets up out of the water.
However, if the water was extremely warm the decomposition process could have taken much less time than it normally would. Willow is not likely to have identified someone else’s body as Shiloh unless she couldn’t tell for sure, and she would have said if she wasn’t! But one thing worthy of noting is that although Detective Harrison Chase (Josh Swickard) made a remark about being glad Shiloh was identified and that an autopsy could be done, nothing was ever said about any results of an autopsy in the court case against Sam.
GH Spoilers – Could Someone Actually Be Killed With A Flare Gun?
Another question might be if Shiloh could actually have been killed with that flare gun. The answer to that question is yes! There was a real life murder case in the state of New York in 2014 where a man fired a flare gun into a house from his car and three small children were killed and a fourth was severely burned!
This implies that the flare went through whatever barrier there was between the children and the gunman, window or wall, and from the street! If Shiloh did survive the flare, he would have been severely burned when he fell off the deck of the haunted star and hit the water, although the water would have extinguished the flames from the flare and prevented them from spreading to his face from his back. All the evidence from the episode where he was brought in to General Hospital later in the day that Sam shot him with the flare gun does indicate it was Shiloh in the body bag.
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General Hospital Spoilers – So How Could Shiloh Come Back?
There is a slight possibility that the Coast Guard personnel who brought Shiloh in, in the body bag, were Dawnies, and would have determined his death on paper when he was still alive; he could have been in a coma or have suffered severe enough injuries from the flames of the flare gun to have required several months of burn treatment.
Therefore, instead of taking him down to autopsy they would have taken him somewhere else, possibly even the Boronsky Clinic in Russia where Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) had his scoliosis corrected and then helped Ava Jerome (Maura West) get her face fixed from the severe burns she had suffered, which of course led to Jason Morgan’s (Steve Burton) rescue and return to Port Charles. Shiloh would likely require more than four months to recover fully from the burns alone, and maybe some additional time if he did, indeed slip into a coma and wasn’t actually dead in the body bag.
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