All Nathan and Maxie ever wanted was a happy family, but after Nathan found out his biological father was Faison, their world has been turned upside down. On the Wednesday, Jan. 31 episode of “General Hospital,” the couple’s dream of a long life together may wind up being ruined forever.

On the previous episode of the ABC soap, Nathan (Ryan Paevey) and Maxie (Kirsten Storms) shared a special moment together in the hospital where they talked about their future and their unborn child, but right after declaring their love for one another, Nathan flatlined.

In the promo for the upcoming episode, Maxie is seen in the hospital waiting room with tears streaming down her face as she talks to herself. Later on, Griffin (Matt Cohen) is seen working on Nathan, who lays lifeless in his hospital bed.

After finding out Faison (Anders Hove) was Nathan’s father, Maxie has been worried about the deranged criminal discovering the truth and coming after Nathan. The constant fear caused Maxie to experience severe stomach pains during her pregnancy and landed her in the hospital.

Maxie was eventually told that she and the baby were fine and would remain that way as long as she didn’t stress. However, the death of the baby’s father may create a stressful environment for the expecting mom.

It has already been confirmed that the actor who plays Nathan will be leaving the soap opera, but how his character’s story will end is still up in the air.

On Tuesday, Paevey answered several fan questions via Twitter. While he stated he would be leaving the show, he hinted that his character may not be completely gone. “Okay guys, so to get this one out of the way early....for now, yes, Nathan West will be gone,” he wrote.

In the past, “GH” characters have come back as ghosts, were discovered to be alive after being killed off or have simply woken up after years of being in a coma.

Paevey asked fans to be considerate to the writers on the show, who were faced with how to bring Nathan’s story to an end.

“The decision to leave was mine. @valentinifrank and I sat down to talk as gentlemen, and while he was disappointed, he gave me a better send-off than I ever could have asked for, and I will always be grateful. Cut the guy some slack, his job is hard and thankless,” the actor tweeted.

“General Hospital” airs weekdays at 3 p.m. EST on ABC.