Ric has always been an exception schemer. Who could forget how he came into Port Charles? He weaseled his way into his brother Sonny’s life under false pretenses, getting close to Sonny just to try and take him down. He kidnapped Carly while she was pregnant and locked her into a panic room, in a house he shared with Elizabeth. He lied to Elizabeth on a daily basis. Ric has done some questionable things around Port Charles, and there are more where those came from.
Ric’s latest scheme is just another way to get what he wants, Elizabeth. He is in love with Liz Webber as they found their way back to each other even after all the terrible things he did to her. However, when Liz thought Ric was dead, she started to have feelings for Jake (Jason) Doe. When Ric returned from the dead (or so everyone thought), he explained that he was in the witness protection program, and that he had been trying to get back to his love, Elizabeth. Since Liz and Jake were smack in the middle of a growing romance, Ric basically told Jake to get lost.
Some time has passed and Elizabeth has had time to try and sort out her feelings. She admitted that she has feelings for Jake, even though his past is uncertain. Knowing that Jake is an honorable man and will keep his commitments, Ric hired Hayden to pretend to be Jake’s wife in order to get him out of the picture, and Liz running back into his arms.
General Hospital spoilers indicate that although Ric may think he has the perfect plan, things will soon enough blow up in his face. Since there is another person involved in the scheme other than Ric and Hayden, this complicated the secret. The man who is posing for photos, pretending to be “Jake” may not be a sure thing for Ric to pull this off. General Hospital rumors have speculated that this man will end up blackmailing Ric, and flat out will not want to go through with the plan.
How will Elizabeth react when the truth comes out? If Ric thinks his plan is a sure thing… he’s got another thing coming.