General Hospital characters (2010s)

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General Hospital is the longest running American television serial drama, airing on ABC.[1] Created by Frank and Doris Hursley, who originally set it in a general hospital (hence the title), in an unnamed fictional city. In the 1970s, the city was named Port Charles, New York.[2] The series premiered on April 1, 1963.[1] This is a list of notable characters who significantly impacted storylines and began their run, or significantly returned, from the years of 2010 to present day.

Curtis Ashford[edit]

Curtis Byron Ashford
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Donnell Turner
Duration 2015–
First appearance November 30, 2015
Created by Jean Passanante and Shelly Altman
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Classification Present; regular
Profile
Other names Curtis Gooden
Occupation
Residence Port Charles, New York

Curtis Ashford,[3] portrayed by Donnell Turner was introduced as a private investigator hired by Hayden Barnes (Rebecca Budig). Turner's casting was announced on November 19.[4] While his character is not a doctor, Turner appeared in the recurring role of Dr. Aiden Williams on Days of Our Lives in 2010.[5] Turner's other credits included recurring role of a doctor on The Young and the Restless, as well as appearances on prime time dramas How to Get Away with Murder and Revenge.[6]

Storylines[edit]

Curtis is introduced as a friend of Shawn Butler (Sean Blakemore) whom Hayden Barnes (Rebecca Budig) hires to uncover the truth behind her shooting. Curtis discovers that Hayden's boyfriend, Nikolas Cassadine (Tyler Christopher), was actually responsible for the shooting that left Hayden comatose. Curtis is soon revealed to be the brother-in-law of Police Commissioner Jordan Ashford (Vinessa Antoine) and uncle of her son, TJ (Tequan Richmond). Jordan is not happy to see Curtis, and demands that he leave town. Curtis becomes attracted to Valerie Spencer (Brytni Sarpy), an officer in training. Jordan tries to warn Valerie away from Curtis. Curtis reveals that he had a cocaine addiction, and Jordan later states that it led to him losing his job as a DEA agent. Curtis starts dating Valerie, and starts getting to know T.J. Curtis reveals that he told his brother, Tommy, that T.J. was actually Shawn's son. Curtis admits to Jordan that he regrets what he did, but T.J. overhears, and is furious with his mother for lying to him. He also talks to Curtis, who convinces T.J. to give Jordan another chance. Curtis tries to convince Jordan to give him a job as an officer, saying that he's changed, but Jordan has a hard time trusting him. Curtis is hired by Julian Jerome (William deVry) to find who planted a bomb in his car, which ended up killing Morgan Corinthos (Bryan Craig). Curtis suspects Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard), Morgan's father and Julian's rival. When Curtis goes behind Valerie's back to get evidence, Valerie breaks up with him. However, Curtis later realizes someone else is involved. When he starts tracking down his lead, Julian abruptly fires him. Curtis is left suspicious, and continues to investigate. He later teams up with Jason (Billy Miller) and Sam Morgan (Kelly Monaco) to find Morgan's killer.

Jordan Ashford[edit]

Jordan Ashford
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Vinessa Antoine
Duration 2014–
First appearance March 17, 2014
Created by Ron Carlivati
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Classification Present; regular
Profile
Occupation
  • Port Charles police commissioner (2015–)
  • DEA agent
Residence Port Charles, New York

Jordan Ashford, portrayed by Vinessa Antoine, was introduced on March 17, 2014 as the estranged mother of TJ Ashford (Tequan Richmond).[7][8] Jordan comes to Port Charles upon learning that TJ had found himself caught in a mob war between Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and Julian Jerome (William deVry). While T.J. and his guardian, Shawn Butler (Sean Blakemore), assured Jordan that T.J. was safe from Julian, Jordan still pressured her son to leave Port Charles with her. When T.J. refused, Jordan decided to remain in Port Charles with her son and took a job working for the Jerome Organization at an art gallery they owned. Shawn warned Jordan to stay away from the Jeromes and when she refused, he threatened to tell T.J. that the reason he had been sent to Port Charles in the first place was because she was serving a two-year prison sentence for dealing drugs. While Jordan attempted to convince Shawn that she had changed, she secretly offered to distribute drugs for Julian that he was running through town. Jordan is eventually arrested as part of a sting operation organized by the Port Charles Police Department, at which time she reveals she is working undercover with the DEA to bring down the Jerome Organization. Jordan confides in Anna Devane of her DEA status and Anna agrees to work with her to reveal the identity of Julian Jerome's boss.

In 2014, it is revealed that Shawn and Jordan had an affair before TJ was born and that when Tommy found a letter about the DNA test proving that Tommy, not Shawn, was TJ's father, confirming Shawn and Jordan's affair, he became so enraged that he attacked Shawn. Tommy pulled a gun but before he could kill Shawn, Shawn killed him first.

In May 2015, Jordan confirmed that Shawn, not Tommy, is in fact TJ's father. In the middle of 2015, Jordan replaces Kyle Sloane as police commissioner. In early 2016, Jordan begins dating Andre Maddox (Anthony Montgomery). Her ex-brother-in-law, Curtis Ashford (Donnell Turner), comes to town. Curtis later goes on a date with officer Valerie Spencer (Brytni Sarpy) which Jordan interrupts to warn Valerie away from him. After Jordan exposes it, Curtis confides in Valerie that he had previously struggled with a cocaine addiction during his time working for the DEA.

Hayden Barnes[edit]

Hayden Barnes
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Rebecca Budig
Duration 2015–
First appearance March 20, 2015
Created by Ron Carlivati
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Classification Present; regular
Profile
Other names
  • Rosalie Martinez (2014)
  • Rachel Berlin
  • Hayden Cassadine
Residence Port Charles, New York

Hayden Barnes, portrayed by Daytime Emmy nominated actress and All My Children alumni Rebecca Budig was introduced on March 20, 2015 as the woman pretending to be the wife of Jake Doe (Billy Miller). Budig's casting was announced on Twitter by executive producer Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati on February 10, 2015. "I've always loved GH and I love Frank, so it’s really exciting to get to go over there and play" Budig said to Soap Opera Digest.[9] Carlivati described the character as "a real spitfire" and Valentini said it was "Killer role."[10] In an interview with Michael Logan for TV Insider, the character's was officially revealed to be Hayden Barns. Budig described the character as "ballsy and very direct" similar to her former All My Children character, Greenlee Smythe. However, Budig continued, "this one is much more out there then Greenlee." Budig admitted that she was even surprised by some of Hayden's actions. The actress expected fans backlash considering she'd cause trouble for popular heroine Elizabeth Webber (Rebecca Herbst) in her romance with Jake. Logan described Hayden as a "maneater."[11] Budig later left the series on May 19, 2015, after her character went into a coma. Budig reprised the role on August 3, 2015.

Storylines[edit]

Hayden is hired by Ric Lansing (Rick Hearst) to pretend to be the wife of Jake Doe (Billy Miller). It is revealed at the Nurse's Ball when Ric sings a slow tempo version of the song Marry You by Bruno Mars, as a marriage proposal to Elizabeth Webber (Rebecca Herbst). During his performance, Ric is exposed by Carly and Pete (fake Jake in the wedding photos) for hiring Hayden to pretend to be Jake/Jason's wife. Elizabeth got up and left and Ric chased after her. Brad Cooper took over for Ric after everyone insisted and sang a faster version of the same song and proposed marriage to Lucas Jones and he said yes. (Tyler Christopher) and Elizabeth already knew that Jake was Jason. She starts to blackmail Nikolas when he has her shot in the head and making it look like Shawn Butler (Sean Blakemore) had attempted to shoot her even though Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) had ordered a shot fired at Jake. Hayden has neurosurgery leaving her in a coma performed by Dr. Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson). Hayden wakes up and remembers nothing. While over hearing a conversation that Nikolas is having with his mother, she hears them talking about Jake. In February 2016, Hayden marries Nikolas. Her real name is Rachel Berlin, the daughter of Raymond Berlin, a crooked investment banker who swindled millions of dollars from his clients. She was implicated in her father's scheme and changed her name to Hayden Barnes to avoid the scandal. Later on, Heather Webber (Robin Mattson) revealed that Hayden's mother, Naomi (Robin Riker), was involved in an affair with Jeff Webber (Richard Dean Anderson), Heather's ex husband and Elizabeth's father, and points out that after having spied on her, Heather realized that Hayden is in fact Jeff Webber's unknown daughter and kept that hidden in exchange for payments from Naomi ever since.

Warren Bauer[edit]

Warren Bauer
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Bradley Cole
Duration 2010
First appearance March 17, 2010
Last appearance July 23, 2010
Created by Robert Guza, Jr.
Introduced by Jill Farren Phelps
Classification Former; recurring
Profile
Occupation Lawyer

Warren Bauer, portrayed by Bradley Cole, was introduced as the father of Kiefer Bauer (Christian Alexander) on March 17, 2010.

The cast was announced on February 9, 2010 by Cole himself on Twitter. The character was originally named Carlton Bauer.[12] [13] Cole, known for his portrayals of Richard Winslow and Jeffrey O'Neill, on Guiding Light, was slated to make his first appearance in late March. The casting was later confirmed by Soaps in Depth in its official Twitter account.[14] Dan J. Kroll of Soap Central speculated that Kiefer's abusive behavior could stem from his home environment.[15] Some initially speculated that Cole's Warren would interact with Laura Wright's Carly Jacks. Wright had previously appeared on Guiding Light as Cole's onscreen love interest, Cassie Layne.[16] Soaps In Depth described the character as a "big wig" who works on Wall Street.[17] The Bauer family is very wealthy.[18] Regan Cellura said that Warren is the exact opposite of his characters on Guiding Light.[19]

Storylines[edit]

To get his girlfriend, Kristina Davis (Lexi Ainsworth) to cover for him when he hits her, Kiefer recounts his abusive childhood to her.[20] The character first appears when he is questioned by Lucky Spencer (Jonathan Jackson) about the night Kristina is attacked. However, Warren refuses to blame his son and blames the enemies of Kristina's mob boss father, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) for the attack. Due to the ongoing investigation, Warren reminds Kiefer that he never approved of his relationship with Kristina. When Kiefer is killed in a hit and run accident, Warren believes Kristina's mother, Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) killed his son on purpose, and vows revenge. Warren and wife Melinda (Lisa Waltz) post an online memorial page portraying Kiefer as a great student and great person and openly accuse Alexis of killing their son. He also accuses Ethan Lovett (Nathan Parsons) of being Kristina's "real" attacker. Warren tries to guilt Kristina into falsely accusing Ethan once again by reminding her of Kiefer's love. Warren continues pressuring the police to press charges and continues attacking Kristina and Alexis in public. When Alexis is acquitted, Warren files a wrongful death suit. Warren even pressures federal prosecutor, Claire Walsh (Dahlia Salem) to press charges against Alexis. When Warren gets too aggressive with Alexis and her daughters in public, Sonny openly accuses Warren of abusing his son. In late July, Warren attempts but fails to obtain Kristina's medical records at General Hospital and threatens to sue for obstruction of justice. Warren runs into Kristina and nearly hits her when she berates him for abusing Kiefer, forcing her brother, Michael (Chad Duell), to step in. A fight ensues with Lucky pulling Michael off Warren. When police commissioner Mac Scorpio (John J. York) arrives, Warren snaps and pulls a gun, shooting Mac and Ethan. He is about to open fire on Michael and Kristina when he is shot down by the wounded Mac.

Reception[edit]

Though the role was intended to be short term, TV Source Magazine speculated that it could turn into a much bigger role, considering the show's history of developing minor roles into long-term roles.[21][22] The Huffington Post said Cole's casting could be the show's attempt to attract viewers from the recently canceled Guiding Light, and though short term, Allison Waldman said it would be a good addition to the cast. The character's surname may have been a nod to the series' core family, the Bauers.[23]

Claudette Beaulieu[edit]

Claudette Beaulieu
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Bree Williamson
Duration 2016
First appearance July 5, 2016
Last appearance October 24, 2016
Created by Jean Passanante and Shelly Altman
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Classification Former; recurring
Profile
Other names C.J. Boland
Occupation Graphic designer
Residence Port Charles, New York

Claudette Beaulieu, portrayed by Bree Williamson, first appeared on July 5, 2016. She is the ex-wife of Nathan West (Ryan Paevey).

Casting[edit]

The announcement of Williamson's casting was on May 26, 2016.[24][25][26][27][28] According to reports, Williamson wrapped her stint on October 24.[29][30]

Storylines[edit]

Nathan gets shot in February 2016 and, after his surgery, still under the influence of drugs, he refers to Maxie Jones (Kirsten Storms) as Claudette. Nathan later reveals he was married to Claudette to help her stay in the country and she broke his heart. Nathan and Maxie become engaged, and his mother, Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati) advises him to keep quiet about Claudette, fearing he could end up in prison. Nathan later confesses that he found Claudette in bed with another man and shot him in a drunken rage.[31] Maxie forgives him, understanding why he felt the need to keep quiet. In July 2016, Claudette comes to town, inquiring about a job at Crimson Magazine, Maxie's workplace. She hides the fact that she knows Maxie is engaged to Nathan. Later, she lures Nathan to her hotel room, hoping to talk to him. Maxie, at the same time, finds out who Claudette is, and the two leave. Though Claudette says she's not after Nathan, Maxie is suspicious of her. Claudette reunites with Griffin Munro (Matt Cohen), the man who she cheated on Nathan with. Griffin is not happy, though, and says he's ashamed of their affair. Claudette says that she still loves him, and hopes they'll be together. Claudette confesses to Nathan that she came to Port Charles looking for him because she wants his help to protect her and her daughter from her ex-lover, Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart). She and her daughter, Charlotte, lived with Valentin, until he became dangerous and threatened her. She took Charlotte and went on the run. Claudette claims Charlotte is Nathan's daughter, but when a DNA test disproves it, she says Griffin is the father. After bringing Charlotte to town, Claudette finds her room ransacked, and realizes Valentin has found her. She skips town, leaving Charlotte behind with Griffin. On the plane, though, she's cornered by Valentin. Nathan finds out he and Claudette are not divorced, and he & Maxie try to track her down so they can get married. A cop tells them that Claudette committed suicide. However, the cop was later revealed to be working for Valentin, and Claudette's whereabouts are currently unknown.

Silas Clay[edit]

Silas Clay
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Michael Easton
Duration 2013–15
First appearance May 13, 2013
Last appearance August 31, 2015
Created by Ron Carlivati
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation
  • Chief of Oncology at General Hospital (2013–15)
  • Oncologist

Silas Clay M.D. is a fictional character from the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital. The role has been portrayed by Michael Easton since May 13, 2013.

Casting[edit]

Michael Easton as Silas

Following the cancellation of fellow ABC daytime soap opera One Life to Live in January 2012, it was announced that Michael Easton, who had portrayed the role of John McBain on the series since October 2003, would bring his character over to General Hospital, after a venture to bring One Life to Live online had fallen apart. Easton had portrayed the character of McBain on General Hospital for little less than a year before it was announced that the efforts to bring One Life to Live online had begun again, and thus they were recalling the character of John McBain (as well as two other former One Life to Live characters) back to the parent series. As Easton was still under contract with ABC at this time, the decision was made to reintroduce the actors to General Hospital as brand new characters. Prior to his role on One Life to Live, Easton had portrayed the role of vampire Caleb Morley on the defunct General Hospital spinoff, Port Charles, from May 2001 to October 2003. In early 2013, Easton's portrayal of Morley was revisited on General Hospital, with the series retconning the entire Morley identity as an alter ego of psychotic serial killer Stephen Clay. In Easton's new role as Dr. Silas Clay, he serves as Stephen's older brother, as well as the paternal uncle of Stephen's son, Rafe Kovich, Jr., with any and all references to John McBain in the General Hospital canon eliminated. On July 29, 2015, it was confirmed that Easton would depart General Hospital in the role of Silas.[32]

Storylines[edit]

Silas was working as a doctor in Manhattan when he encountered Sam Morgan (Kelly Monaco), who believes he is serial killer Stephen Clay. He clarifies that he's his older brother. Silas comes to Port Charles to meet his nephew, Rafe Kovich, Jr. (Jimmy Deshler), but Rafe's taken aback, because of Silas' resemblance to Stephen, and turns Silas down. Silas, though, petitions for custody of Rafe from Sam, his legal guardian. At the court hearing, he trashes Sam's image and, outraged, Sam confronts him. Instead, she finds him examining her son, Danny. Silas says that Danny might be sick, but Sam walks away, discounting his observation. Sam takes Danny to the hospital, where he's diagnosed with cancer. Silas chooses to stay in town and help with Danny's care, giving up his petition for custody of Rafe. During Danny's treatment, he and Sam grow closer.

Silas later encounters Ava Jerome (Maura West), his old flame, and her daughter, Kiki (Kristen Alderson). Though Ava claims that Franco is her father, Silas later finds out that Kiki is his daughter. He and Kiki start to bond, and Silas starts dating Sam. When a detective starts questioning Silas about a cold case, Sam finds out that Silas is married. Silas admits it, and reveals that his wife, Nina, has been in a coma for 20 years. He blames himself, because he was having an affair with Ava, and believes she committed suicide. However, he finds out Nathan suspects Silas tried to kill her. Sam helps prove his innocence by revealing that Nina's mother, Madeline Reeves (Donna Mills), was the one responsible. Nina (Michelle Stafford) returns soon after, waking up from her coma. She moves in with Silas, who takes care of her, but still dates Sam. Though Nina insists she's fine with Silas moving on, Sam is suspicious.

When Rafe dies in a car accident, Silas is devastated, and accuses Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson), Rafe's doctor, of intentionally killing him since Rafe caused an accident that killed Patrick's son. Sam, though, defends Patrick, and she and Silas break up. Silas realizes that Patrick did not kill Rafe, but also finds out Nina intentionally sabotaged his relationship with Sam as revenge for him sleeping with Ava.

Having lost Sam for good, Silas helps out Kiki and Ava, who is in hiding after committing murder. When Nina steals Ava's newborn daughter, Avery, Silas helps Kiki bring Avery home. Ava is sent to prison, and Kiki is left to care for Avery, which Silas helps her with. When Ava escapes from prison, she is presumed dead after being shot. However, Silas saves her, and hides her in a facility, where he reveals she's dying of cancer. Though Ava is ready to die, Silas saves her by kidnapping Avery, and taking her bone marrow to save Ava's life. Ava returns to Port Charles under an alias, hoping to get close to Avery. Though Silas knows the truth, she blackmails him with Avery's kidnapping to stay silent. Soon after, Silas is found dead. His killer is revealed to be Madeline, who killed Silas to get her hands on Nina's inheritance.[32][33][34]

Stephen Clay[edit]

Stephen Clay
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Michael Easton
Duration
  • 2001–03
  • 2013
First appearance March 11, 2001
Last appearance March 5, 2013
Created by
  • James Harmon Brown
  • Barbara Esensten
Introduced by
Spin-off
appearances
Port Charles
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Other names
Occupation
  • Serial killer
  • Rock musician

Stephen Clay is a fictional character from the ABC Daytime soap opera General Hospital, portrayed by Michael Easton. The character is an adaptation of the fictional vampire character Caleb Morley, originated by Easton on the General Hospital spin-off Port Charles from 2001–2003. When Caleb was killed at the end of "Tempted," he eventually returned during the story arc "Naked Eyes," this time in the guise of the vampire rock star "Stephen Clay." Caleb Morley aka Stephen Clay remained a fan favorite and primary character until the cancellation of Port Charles in October 2003. Easton joined the cast of One Life to Live, where he played the role of John McBain until its cancellation in January 2012 and then brought the character of McBain to General Hospital. In 2013, writers decided to revisit Caleb's storyline from Port Charles and adapt it into the General Hospital storylines.

Storylines[edit]

Michael Easton as Stephen

In January 2013, Lucy Coe, having recently returned to Port Charles after a ten-year absence, has a run-in with Detective John McBain. Lucy claims McBain is a vampire named Caleb Morley, and attempts to stake him in the chest. She is arrested and eventually sent to Ferncliff sanatorium. In the wake of her hospitalization, her estranged husband Kevin Collins returns, stating Lucy's claims of Caleb's existence are merely a psychotic delusion. Meanwhile, Alison Barrington returns to Port Charles, with her teenage son, Rafe Kovich, Jr. Alison also mistakes McBain for Caleb, prompting her to flee. Alison is confronted by Caleb, who kills her. McBain arrives and finds a visibly shaken Rafe holding the murder weapon. Rafe is detained as the primary suspect, and when questioned by Police Commissioner Anna Devane, claims McBain murdered his mother. Meanwhile, Lucy, having learned of Alison's murder, stages a breakout from Ferncliff, with the assistance of Heather Webber and Todd Manning, determined to protect Rafe.

Meanwhile, Caleb poses as McBain and removes Rafe from police custody. He kills a police officer and tries to take Rafe out of Port Charles, but Rafe runs away. He visits a professor at Port Charles University and kills him when he reveals he knows about Caleb. While he's there, Sam Morgan comes to PCU looking for the professor. Caleb becomes fixated on her, believing she's Livvie Locke, his former wife. Caleb goes to the pier, where Heather is with Sam's son, Danny. Caleb chokes Heather and throws her into the water. He tries to take Danny but Todd stops him. After the police leave, he finds Sam and Danny on the pier and kidnaps them. Meanwhile, John, Lucy, and Rafe break out of police custody to try to save Sam and Danny. John heads to PCU, and finds out "Caleb" is actually Stephen Clay, a former rock musician who went insane after the death of his wife, Livvie. Clay played the persona of a vampire onstage and, after his wife died, he believed he was an actual vampire and went on a killing spree before being arrested and thrown into a mental institution he escaped from. Meanwhile, "Caleb" takes Sam and Danny to Wyndemere, telling Sam they'll be reunited once he bites her three times. John, Lucy, and Rafe arrive to find Danny alone. "Caleb" ties Sam up in the tunnels but eventually John and Lucy arrive and kill him. Later, Lucy views Stephen's body at the morgue she notices the ring is missing, when Anna gets Lucy out of the morgue. It is revealed the morgue attendant had the ring and when he tries it on, the young attendant is seen lying dead as the figure walks off meaning there really wasn't a Stephen Clay, but Caleb Morley, the vampire, again using his former alias.

Brad Cooper[edit]

Brad Cooper
General Hospital character
Portrayed by
Duration 2013–
First appearance February 13, 2013
Created by Ron Carlivati
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Classification Present; recurring
Profile
Occupation Lab technician
Residence Port Charles, New York

Bradley "Brad" Cooper, played by Parry Shen, was introduced to the series on February 13, 2013. However, Parry Shen took over the role in May 2013. The role was originated by an unknown actor on February 13, 2013. Shen stepped into the role on May 3, 2013. "I was kind of getting bored and looking for something new. Something to challenge me and get me scared," Shen said of his reason for taking the role. When he auditioned, Shen was told that the role was recurring and didn't expect it to last long.[35]

Brad is the scheming lab technician at General Hospital who works to sabotage Sabrina Santiago on behalf of Britt Westbourne in exchange for a promotion. Meanwhile, Brad crushes on Sabrina's best friend, Felix DuBois, and does his best to change his schemes to get Felix to pay attention. However, by the time Felix and Brad start dating, Brad catches the eye of Lucas Jones. Brad is also revealed to be the great-grandson of Mr. Wu, who appeared in the series in the mid-1980s as part of the famous Asian Quarter storyline.[35]

Background[edit]

Shen initially thought his character's surname was a joke because the character was named after the award-winning actor.[36] Brad is bullied as a kid because he was a "fat, Chinese, gay tap dancer." Despite the bullying, Brad was extremely accomplished as a young tap dancer.[37] On January 24, 2014, it is revealed that Brad is the son of Kim Wu (aka Kim Soong) (Steven Leigh), and great-grandson of Mr. Wu (Aki Aleong). Brad was actually adopted and was forced to go searching for his biological roots on his own.[38] Shen also confirmed the revelation on his Twitter account by posting links to YouTube clips featuring the characters.[39][40] The producers managed to keep the secret up until the onscreen reveal.[35]

Characterization[edit]

"You start seeing another side of Brad. Even though you know he’s kind of a prick, he’s [also] kind of ashamed of his dad because he took it to a whole new level where it’s about murdering and stealing from people who are weak and Brad just doesn’t want any part of that. Deep down he’s a human being. He’s not getting into the family business. He’s been adopted – he was bullied. We get to see why he turned out to be the way he is."[35]

Shen on how biology has shaped Brad's behavior.

The writers initially described the character to Shen as "opportunistic, very smarmy, confident" and someone with an agenda that benefits himself.[36] Shen perceived Brad's advances toward Felix as "power-playing," to get something he wants. However, Shen appreciated that he was not immediately made aware of Brad being gay. Instead of playing with a certain mentality, Shen brought a specific personality to the character, who just happened to be gay. Shen described his portrayal as very "different."[36] Shen categorized Brad as the resident "evil heel."[41] Though Shen does his best to bring humor to the character, he relishes portraying the more raunchy side of his character.[41] On his official website, Shen published a poster ad featuring the character with the caption, "What A Prick!" In the picture, Shen, as Brad is wielding a syringe just like Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati).[42] According to Shen, the character of Brad sticks around because he is so unique.[35]

Relationships[edit]

Throughout 2013, Brad relentlessly pursues Felix. However, Brad slowly develops into a more dimensional character.[35] Brad shows his vulnerability in an effort to prove to Felix that he is good person.[43] In December 2013, Shen revealed that his character had some more material coming up, but he was not sure how much.[41] Brad and Felix's bumpy relationship continues into the new year with several setbacks and after a fight, Brad finds comfort with Lucas Jones (Ryan Carnes) when they commiserate over their shared connections to crime families. Shen compared Lucas and Brad's dynamic to Ross and Rachel from Friends. However, Brad is faced with a dilemma when both men pursue him. Brad has strong feelings for Felix, but he connects with Lucas on a different level. Both men expose very different sides of his character.[44] The revelation gives viewers another perspective on the character. According to Shen, Brad and Lucas see one another as "kindred spirits." Shen said a potential triangle between the three would take some development because very little had been done with Brad and Felix's relationship. However, what excited Shen most about the potential story was that while all the characters are gay, all three are extremely different characters.[35] After Robin Scorpio-Drake (Kimberly McCullough) left to revive Helena (Constance Towers) and Stavros Cassadine (Robert Kelker-Kelly), he begins to replace Robin again like he did last year before he began a relationship with head nurse Epiphany Johnson (Sonya Eddy).

Reception[edit]

Parry Shen revealed that it was about three months after his debut that he started getting recognized by fans. Soap Opera Digest praised the writers for not allowing Brad to be completely defined by his Asian ethnicity.[36] The character received mixed reactions. Jamey Giddens of Daytime Confidential described Shen as a "scene stealer," for his portrayal. Giddens said, "I get a hoot out of his shameful attempts at seducing--and/or blackmailing-- find Britch's horny henchman all shades of skeevy." The poll revealed that 21% (238 voters) loved the character, while 41% (459 voters) did not. However, 37% (415 voters) loved to hate the character.[45] Shen was also welcomed by "boos" at a fan event.[41] On-Air On-Soaps also praised Shen for his portrayal and said the actor "played [Brad] to the hilt."[42] According to Soap Opera Digest, the show has a history of turning secondary characters into breakout characters and "The newest member of this esteemed club is lab rat Bradley Cooper, played by the winning Parry Shen." Brad goes from Britt's "convenient co-conspirator" a secondary character with long term viability. The magazine continued, "the more we know about what lies beneath Brad's bitter surface, the more we like the complex crank and hope he'll let his conscience be his guide."[37] Shen ranked at #9 on Daytime Confidential's list of the "10 Best Soap Opera Newbies," for the year 2013. The website praised the actor for cementing Brad as one of the show's "most outrageous characters," and making the character more than just a one note villain.[46] In September 2013, Brad and Felix's scenes in which Brad admits to being bullied as a child were also featured on Chelsea Lately in which Chelsea Handler discusses her love for hospitals.[47]

Amy Driscoll[edit]

Amy Driscoll
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Risa Dorken
Duration 2016–
First appearance May 4, 2016
Created by Jean Passanante and Shelly Altman
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Classification Present; Recurring
Profile
Occupation Nurse
Residence Port Charles, New York

Amy Driscoll,[48] portrayed by Risa Dorken, is a nurse at General Hospital.

Casting[edit]

The announcement of Dorken's casting was made on April 7, 2016.[49]

Storylines[edit]

Amy Driscoll is first seen in early May 2016. She is at the hospital gossiping to Maxie Jones. Later in the month, she is seen gossiping to Dr. Hamilton Finn. In late July, she is seen giving the keys to the art room to Commissioner Jordan Ashford, where Franco works as an art therapist. Amy thinks that Franco is the killer after a fourth person is found dead at the hospital.

Felix DuBois[edit]

Felix DuBois
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Marc Anthony Samuel
Duration 2012–
First appearance December 4, 2012
Created by Ron Carlivati
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Classification Present; recurring
Profile
Occupation
  • Nurse
  • Cosmetics consultant
Residence

Felix DuBois RN, portrayed by Marc Anthony Samuel, was introduced to the series in late 2012.[50]

Casting and portrayal[edit]

The casting was announced in November 2012, with Samuel's first airdate slated for December 4, 2012. Samuel made his debut as a contract cast member.[51] Samuel revealed to Windy City Times that his management team set him up to audition with casting director Mark Teschner. Samuel was then brought back for a screen test with Teresa Castillo, and they offered him the role a few days later.[52]

What appealed to Samuel the most was that Felix was such a "diverse character," and immediately sounded like "fun."[53] Samuel defended the controversial character and insisted that Felix is not a "stereotype" or a "caricature," but he a "human being." Samuel described Felix as "campy, extra fierce," and at times he can be the "tough guy," when he feels the need to protect his loved ones.[54] The inspiration for his portrayal of Felix comes from some of Samuel's friends. Felix will "verbally cut you," if you cross him. However, Samuel and his own father were adamant about not playing the role as a stereotype but Samuel trusted the head writer and executive producer to do well by the character.[55] On November 10, 2014, it was reported that Samuel had been dropped to recurring status with the series.[56]

Development[edit]

It was revealed that Samuel's Felix would play an integral role in the revival of the once annual tradition, the Nurses' Ball. Michael Fairman said "this new character may be part of an under-represented segment of characters on daytime, in more ways than one!" The statement appeared to be a hint at Felix being black and also gay.[51] Samuel revealed to Daytime Confidential that his bosses encouraged him to improvise a lot of Felix's dialogue.[57] According to Samuel, the writers observed what he brought to the role personally, and used that to write Felix's witty dialogue.[52]

In June 2013, hinted at a potential future love interest for the character.[57] When Bobbie Spencer mentioned her son Lucas Jones (Ryan Carnes)'s troubled dating life, fans immediately assumed the character would return and have a romance with Felix. Samuel said he was definitely open to any romantic possibilities and said he wanted Felix to experience a "fully realized life." Felix at the time is the show's only gay character on canvas, and Samuel said he had a responsibility to play Felix as the "human being" that he is.[58] Samuel was open to the romance, whether it be Lucas, or a new character.[57] In June 2013, Samuel hinted at the fact that introduction of Felix's sister Taylor would lead to development of the character's backstory.[59] Throughout 2013, Felix played the role of the supportive best friend to Sabrina, but his love life is non-existent. However, Samuel maintained that the character would eventually get a love interest.[60]

Storylines[edit]

Felix is a student nurse at General Hospital who befriends Sabrina.[51] He reveals he also works for Lucy Coe (Lynn Herring) as a cosmetics consultant, and agrees to help Sabrina contact her for help with the Nurse's Ball. The duo recruits Lucy and Elizabeth Webber (Rebecca Herbst) to help organize the ball, and Felix gets Carly Jacks (Laura Wright) to donate the ballroom at the Metro Court hotel. Meanwhile, Felix develops a crush on Milo Giambetti (Drew Cheetwood), despite him being straight and feels betrayed when Sabrina begins dating him after they graduate from nursing school. They eventually reconcile and but are forced to deal with the manipulative Dr. Britt Westbourne (Kelly Thiebaud), the ex-girlfriend of Sabrina's new boyfriend, Dr. Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson), who is pregnant with "their" unborn child. To get information about Britt faking morning sickness, Felix flirts with her flunky Brad Cooper (Parry Shen). Felix later takes in his sister, Taylor (Samantha Logan, Pepi Sonuga). Suspicious of the baby's paternity, Felix and Sabrina set out to prove that Patrick isn't the father, but they are unsuccessful. After breaking down Brad's defenses, Felix learns that Britt's mother, Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati) may know the truth about the baby. Felix and Brad begin to bond when Brad shows his human side only for it to be ruined when he claims to be the father of Britt's child. Fortunately, they reconcile when Felix convinces him to play an elf at the Christmas party. In January 2014, Felix asks Brad on a date after they reconcile from another fight after the death of Cesar Faison (Anders Hove).

Reception[edit]

Roger Newcomb of We Love Soaps said the character's debut was filled with "memorable one-liners."[61] TV Source Magazine referred to the character as GH's resident "guru" and compared him to Shell Kepler's Amy Vining.[62] We Love Soaps described Felix as the town's "got to wingman." Walker Ragsdale described his portrayal of Felix as "very authentic," as opposed to "over the top."[55] "Few characters on television right now are better with the turn of a phrase than Felix Dubois," Regan Cellura said of Felix.[57] Of the character, Maria Ciaccia said, "Felix isn't the first gay character on General Hospital, but he's definitely the most fun." In addition to being a "loyal friend, witty and outspoken," Ciaccia believed Felix also has a big heart.[63]

"Lipstickgate"[edit]

Soon after Marc Anthony Samuel's debut as Felix, an openly gay male nurse, some viewers criticized what they called stereotypical homosexual characterization. Most notably, blogger Andy Towle wrote on Towleroad.com, "To establish his character as gay, his first scenes involved him pulling out a tube of lipstick and offering to touch up a heterosexual woman. Oy."[64] Headwriter at the time Ron Carlivati quickly spoke up in defense, citing his experience and various other homosexual characters he created, as well as the GLAAD Media Award he received. Carlivati explained the lipstick was an integral plot point yet to be seen on-screen. Responding directly on Towle's post, Carlivati said, "Does this make him too queeny? Not straight-acting enough? Is that the only type of gay character allowed on TV now? As far as I'm concerned, to be offended by this character is what is offensive."[65] The continued discussion, which Carlivati named "Lipstick-gate"[66][67] quickly made headlines.[66][68][69] Towle soon posted again, stating, "There's no question in my mind that Mr. Carlivati should be allowed the chance to develop his character more fully before judgment is passed and I regret if my commentary suggested that it should. [...] I'm looking forward to seeing how his Felix Dubois character develops and thank him for his remarks and reaction."[65][67][69]

Hamilton Finn[edit]

Hamilton Finn
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Michael Easton
Duration 2016–
First appearance March 21, 2016
Created by Jean Passanante and Shelly Altman
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Classification Present; regular
Profile
Occupation Infectious disease doctor
Residence Port Charles, New York

Dr. Hamilton Finn or just simply Finn is an M.D, played by Michael Easton, and is a colleague of Monica Quartermaine (Charleson).

Casting[edit]

On February 2, 2016, executive producer Frank Valentini, posted that he asked Easton back to General Hospital.[70][71] Easton was originally scheduled to appear on March 18, 2016. Due to the death of former First Lady Nancy Reagan and her funeral airing that day, it was pushed back to March 21, 2016.[72]

Storylines[edit]

Munro has an idea that Tracy Quartermaine (Elliot) has an Infectious disease. Hamilton Finn or just simply Finn is contacted by Monica Quartermaine (Charleson) to treat Tracy after chief of neuropathology, Matthew Mayes, confirms that Tracy does not have cancer. Finn comes to General Hospital to treat Tracy. He immediately clashes with chief of staff Liesl Obrecht. When Finn and Munro are conferring about Tracy's biopsy, Mayes is displeased that they chose to look at his patient's chart without his permission. Finn diagnoses Tracy with having ingested worms. The worms are attacking her brain. Finn wants to put Tracy on medication, but Obrecht refuses since he is not on the hospital stall. He has Monica fill the prescription. While walking Tracy around the hospital, she has another seizure. Finn tells the Quartermaine family that she needs surgery. Monica finds a syringe in his locker and suspends him. In mid June 2016, Hayden Barnes (Rebecca Budig) is talking with Finn. He asks her to get a notebook out of his locker. He tells her that he has caught a rare disease.

Abby Haver[edit]

Abby Haver
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Andrea Bogart
Duration 2010–11
First appearance October 5, 2010
Last appearance December 15, 2011
Created by Robert Guza, Jr.
Introduced by Jill Farren Phelps
Classification Former; recurring
Profile
Other names Candy
Occupation
  • Student
  • Executive assistant
  • Exotic dancer

Abigail "Abby" Martha Haver is a fictional character from the ABC Daytime soap opera General Hospital. She was portrayed by Andrea Bogart[73] on a recurring status from the character's first appearance in October 2010 until the character was killed off the show, found in a Chicago morgue on December 15, 2011.

Abby Haver is first introduced as the exotic dancer Candy, a friend of Sam McCall. Michael Corinthos tells his uncle, Jason Morgan he is concerned with his lack of experience with a girl due to the time he spent in prison, and wants his help finding a prostitute. Sam calls her friend Candy, who meets Michael in a hotel room, where he learns her real name is Abby. Michael pushes her away when he feels they are moving too fast and leaves. However, they continue run into one another, and start talking about their pasts and future ambitions. They admit to enjoying spending time with one another, and eventually Michael asks Abby out. Michael's mother Carly Corinthos Jacks highly disapproves of their relationship because of the age difference and Abby's profession. She tries to push Abby and Michael apart without success. In January, Abby's ex-boyfriend Brandon Lowell tries to rape Abby and beats her up. Michael hears her and comes to help, momentarily freezing while having flashbacks of prison and an inmate who hurt him. When he breaks out of it, he begins to beat Brandon until Jason comes and pulls him off. Michael finally breaks down and admits to Jason that he was raped in prison, and later tells Abby as well. Anthony Zacchara has Brandon killed and tries to frame Abby for his death, but is not successful. Meanwhile, Abby quits her job as an exotic dancer and continues to become close with Michael. Michael loses his virginity to her in March. When the dancers at Abby's old club start being attacked, Michael fears for Abby's safety and convinces Tracy to send Abby on a business trip out of town. Tracy sends her to Chicago, where Abby is killed in a construction accident. Michael blames himself for sending her out of town and has a hard time coping with her death.

Theo Hoffman[edit]

Theo Hoffman
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Daniel Benzali
Duration 2010–11
First appearance December 6, 2010
Last appearance March 31, 2011
Created by Robert Guza, Jr.
Introduced by Jill Farren Phelps
Classification Former; recurring
Profile
Other names The Balkan
Occupation
  • Lawyer
  • International crime lord

Theo Hoffman is a fictional character on the ABC soap opera General Hospital. Daniel Benzali portrayed the role, first appearing on December 6, 2010.[74][75] Headwriter at the time Robert Guza Jr. named the character after Benzali's famed role as Theodore Hoffman on Murder One.[76] The network was mysterious when discussing his role, stating "there is more to Theo than meets the eye."[74] Later that month, Hoffman was revealed to be The Balkan, the international crime lord terrorizing Brenda Barrett.[76]

Theo Hoffman is first seen in Port Charles at General Hospital, complaining about a number of vague symptoms. The doctors run a battery of tests; meanwhile Theo befriends Dr. Robin Scorpio.[74] They determine he is healthy, and he returns a few days later filing a malpractice suit against the hospital, stating they did not correctly diagnose his hypochondria.[75][76]

Theo is soon seen starting work at Diane Miller's law firm,[76] where she puts him in charge of the wrongful death lawsuit filed against mobster Sonny Corinthos' fiancée, Brenda Barrett, and his newfound son, Dante Falconeri. In order to save Dante's life, Brenda had shot a man named Anton Banovic, who had been sent by an international crime lord named The Balkan to kidnap Brenda, who wants Brenda to answer for killing his son, Aleksander Janáček. Aleksander had stalked Brenda to New York City, where she was being guarded at the time by Dante. One night Aleksander was about to kill Dante when Brenda picked up his gun and shot Aleksander. Dante had covered up the death to spare Brenda further trauma. Soon, it is revealed that Theo Hoffman is actually The Balkan.

On Brenda's wedding day it is publicly announced that Brenda had been pregnant with Aleksander's child and miscarried. Meanwhile, Suzanne Stanwyck, Brenda's coworker and friend, is secretly revealed to be Theo Hoffman's wife.[77] After the ceremony, Theo kidnaps Brenda by bombing her limo, and leaving Sam McCall in her place. Once he has her captive, he learns that Brenda had been pregnant with his grandson, and becomes suspicious that the child is still alive. He berates Suzanne and Brenda for his location, but both insist the child died. Eventually, Sonny, Dante and Jason Morgan rescue Brenda while Theo and Suzanne get away. Theo is tricked into believing that he is going to meet his grandson but is killed by Suzanne.

Ewen Keenan[edit]

Ewen Keenan
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Nathin Butler
Duration 2011–12
First appearance October 21, 2011
Last appearance September 5, 2012
Created by Garin Wolf
Introduced by Jill Farren Phelps
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Psychiatrist

Ewen Keenan Psy.D. is a fictional character from the ABC Daytime soap opera General Hospital. The character was portrayed by Australian actor Nathin Butler from October 21, 2011[78] to September 5, 2012.

Storylines[edit]

Psychiatrist Dr. Ewen Keenan first appears in October 2011 as the mysterious stranger who rescues Elizabeth Webber after she is pushed off a cruise ship by Lisa Niles. Ewen is staying at Wyndemere Castle, the Cassadine family estate on Spoon Island with his patient, whom he refers to as "Cassandra". In December 2011, Ewen appears at Shadybrook Sanitarium where he officially meets Elizabeth, and is soon revealed as Port Charles' new psychiatrist at General Hospital. Ewen later asks Alexis Davis to allow him to officially rent Wyndemere, believing it will help "Cassandra's" recovery. "Cassandra" is revealed to be Irina Cassadine, the daughter of Helena Cassadine, who murders her. Meanwhile, Ewen begins helping Kate Howard, who he diagnoses with dissociative identity disorder. Kate's alter Connie hits Ewen on the head with a paperweight, putting him into a coma. Patrick Drake operates on Ewen, who is able to recover. Ewen and Elizabeth continue to grow closer. In July 2012, Ewen starts counseling Patrick, who has developed a prescription pill addiction while grieving for his wife, Robin Scorpio. Ewen is seen helping hold Robin captive, under orders from Jerry Jacks. Jerry blackmails Ewen for his involvement in the death of Jerry's father John Jacks years prior. Ewen killed John in revenge for stealing the dead man's hand cards from Ewen's father which led to him committing suicide. Patrick and Elizabeth find out about Ewen's association with Jerry after Jerry announces to the citizens of Port Charles he released a deadly pathogen in the town's water supply. Ewen knocks out Patrick with a baseball bat and kidnaps Elizabeth to an abandoned shack. Jason Morgan comes to her rescue and shoots Ewen. Ewen asks for Patrick, who arrives too late. Ewen dies before he can tell Patrick that Robin is still alive.

Janice Lomax[edit]

Janice Lomax
General Hospital character
Portrayed by
Duration 2012–
First appearance May 23, 2012
Created by Ron Carlivati
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Classification Present; recurring
Profile
Occupation Mayor

Storylines[edit]

Mayor Janice Lomax first appears in May 2012, in order to terminate Mac Scorpio (John J. York) from his position as police commissioner, citing the unsolved deaths of Cole Thornhart and his daughter Hope and also the death of Robin Scorpio-Drake (Kimberly McCullough), as well as the actions of corrupt detective Ronnie Dimestico (Ronnie Marmo), as her main reasons why. Lomax also expressed concern following the conviction and imprisonment of Mac's daughter Maxie Jones (Kirsten Storms) in connection with the murder of Lisa Niles (Brianna Brown), and the potential negative publicity it could bring the police department, and by extension, the mayor's office. Lomax subsequently pursues Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) to succeed Mac, a job which she ultimately accepts despite some early reluctance.

Lomax resurfaces in August 2012 to appoint John McBain (Michael Easton), while Commissioner Devane is away in Europe, in charge of the police investigation into a terrorist act committed by Jerry Jacks (Sebastian Roché) and also Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati), whereby they both contaminated the water supply with a dangerous pathogen because Ric Lansing (Rick Hearst) didn't drink it because he was in Los Angeles and Franco (James Franco) was killed.

In March 2013, Lomax appears again to figure out what to do with the escape situation aftermath of Lucy Coe (Lynn Herring), John McBain and Rafe Kovich, Jr. (Jimmy Deshler) escaping with the help of Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell)'s cousin Molly Lansing-Davis (Haley Pullos) to save Sam Morgan (Kelly Monaco) and Danny Morgan from the detained Caleb Morley/Stephen Clay (Michael Easton) because Todd Manning (Roger Howarth) was arrested for holding Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) at gunpoint in an empty courtroom, blaming him for Cole and Hope's death and also killing Robin. Anna Devane tries to resign from the police commissioner position, but Mayor Lomax cannot let this happen. She says that would impact her image too much and tries to figure out what to do with the fugitives. She says that if they release them, they would be encouraging vigilantism, but if they press charges, it would cause problems too. She goes to the media in the PCPD main room and says that the three fugitives were acting in accordance with Police Commissioner Anna Devane and are going to be released.

She was set to officiate the wedding between Laura Spencer (Genie Francis) and Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), but she was too booked and Lesley Webber (Denise Alexander) decided to step in before Heather Webber (Robin Mattson) decided to turn herself in for stabbing Steven Webber (Scott Reeves). Not even she can know the case of Franco (Roger Howarth; aka Jerry Jacks' look-alike) when Carly Jacks (Laura Wright) went missing, because it was Heather Webber that did the job. In 2015, Lomax replaced Anna with Jordan Ashford as PCPD Commissioner. In mid 2015, she has Ric take over the district attorney duties when Scott leaves the post to defend his son (now Roger Howarth). In late 2015, she has Paul Hornsby (now Richard Burgi) to take over the post. In early 2016, Lomax wishes to use The Metro Court. While making the arrangements official, she finds a problem with Olivia Falconeri breastfeeding her son (Verity Jann LoCicero) in public. Lomax soon has Olivia arrested. The charges are dropped after Alexis Davis (Nancy Lee Grahn) takes on Olivia's case.

Andre Maddox[edit]

Andre Maddox
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Anthony Montgomery[81][82]
Duration 2015–
First appearance November 6, 2015
Created by Jean Passanante and Shelly Altman[83]
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Classification Present; regular
Profile
Occupation Psychiatrist
Residence Port Charles, New York

Andre Maddox Psy.D., played by Anthony Montgomery is a colleague of Dr. Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom). In September 2015, Soap Opera Digest reported that General Hospital had cast an African American actor for a "key role." The actor made quite an impression opposite one the show's popular leading ladies during his screen test.[81] On October 22, 2015, it was announced that Anthony Montgomery would make his debut on November 6 as Anna Devane's (Finola Hughes) new psychiatrist.[84] Montgomery was best known for his role of Travis Mayweather Star Trek: Enterprise and had a brief stint on General Hospital in 2011 as Aaron.[85] Montgomery also had several prime time guest appearances on Grey's Anatomy, Baby Daddy, House and NCIS.[86] Soaps In Depth reported that Jon Lindstrom had only agreed to return to the series on a recurring basis and had already finished taping. To continue the story, the writers have Andre take over Anna Devane's (Finola Hughes) case from Kevin.[82] However, Anna is hesitant because Andre is a stranger and clash during their first session. After being on recurring status, Montgomery was put on contract on December 3, 2015.[87]

Storylines[edit]

Maddox is contacted by Dr. Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom) to take over Anna Devane's (Finola Hughes) case.[82] However, Anna is hesitant because Andre is a stranger and clash during their first session. Their next session, Maddox tells Anna that she needs to tell him what is bother her. On the third session, Anna reveals that she had murdered Carlos Rivera. She tells the doctor that she may not be seeing things as a ghost does not leave personal things behind. At Thanksgiving dinner, the two are confronted on a personal level as Anna's ex Son in Law, Dr. Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson), invites Dr. Maddox to dinner since he could not get to Chicago to be with his family. Andre began dating Jordan Ashford. Jordan's work issues and Andre's confidential work with Anna caused strain in the relationship. Jordan believed that there was more going on between Anna and Andre. Andre denied any romantic feelings for Anna.

Siobhan McKenna[edit]

Siobhan McKenna
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Erin Chambers
Duration 2010–11
First appearance September 15, 2010
Last appearance November 16, 2011
Created by Robert Guza, Jr.
Introduced by Jill Farren Phelps
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Waitress

Siobhan Mary Francis Spencer (maiden name McKenna) is a fictional character from the American daytime soap opera General Hospital. Portrayed by actress Erin Chambers, she first appeared in September, 2010, on a recurring basis.[88] Siobhan becomes a love interest for Lucky Spencer (Jonathan Jackson). In January 2011, it was announced that Chambers was put on contract with the series, shortly after the announcement that Rebecca Herbst had been let go, who portrays the other love interest of Lucky.[89] Herbst was kept on, and Chambers was let go from the series in August 2011.[90] Chambers briefly reprised the role in November 2011, when her character appears to Lucky in a dream.

Storylines[edit]

Siobhan sees Lucky Spencer posing as Ronan O' Reilly[88] in Ireland and accuses him of killing her boyfriend. She hears him talking about being undercover, so Lucky takes her with him back to Port Charles for safety. Siobhan is revealed to be working for The Balkan, who is blackmailing her with threats to her kidnapped sister Fiona.[91] Lucky finds out and helps her rescue her sister. They plan a green card marriage, but at the ceremony learn that Lucky's son Jake had been in a hit and run accident. They later get married in May 2011. After, Lucky sets the Spencer home on fire, Siobhan goes in to find him and is injured. During surgery, Elizabeth Webber accidentally administers the wrong medication, but Siobhan believes she did it on purpose. In August, Elizabeth and Siobhan get into a car crash. At the hospital, Anthony Zacchara kills Siobhan with Trimethyltin chloride. In November, Lucky sees Siobhan in a dream.

Reception[edit]

Chambers received praise for her performance of Siobhan. During the revelation of Siobhan's alliance with The Balkan and betrayal to Lucky, entertainment journalist Michael Fairman commented: "This week, [Jonathan Jackson] was ably well-supported in performances by newcomer Erin Chambers (Siobhan) who in twist and turns conveyed high emotional stakes for Jackson to play off of."[91] Entertainment website Zap2it named Chambers the No. 6 Top Newcomer of 2010, elaborating: "Chambers’ portrayal of the strong-willed, independent-yet-vulnerable Siobhan has injected refreshing new energy into Lucky’s storyline and has proven to be one of the few bright spots in the monotonous Balkan storyline."[92] By the end of 2011, Zap2it named Siobhan and Lucky the No. 6 Worst Soap Opera Couple of 2011, stating: "When General Hospital's Siobhan (Erin Chambers) was first introduced in 2010, the character was like a breath of fresh, Irish spring air. (...) We spent 2011 desperately clinging to those few early memories, as Siobhan transformed from an appealing character into a shrill, insecure harpy (...) Try as Jackson and Chambers might, the actors were unable to salvage an ounce of their prior appeal as a couple."[93]

Trey Mitchell[edit]

Trey Mitchell
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Erik Valdez
Duration 2012–13
First appearance June 11, 2012
Last appearance January 14, 2013
Created by Ron Carlivati
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation
  • Custodian at St. Timothy's Catholic Church
  • Producer of Mob Princess
  • Graduate student

Joseph Mitchell "Trey" Scully III is a fictional character from the original ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital. The character has been portrayed by Erik Valdez since his first appearance on June 11, 2012.[94] According to a spokesperson from the series, the character will be involved in quite a bit of storyline throughout 2012.[94] It was reported in November, 2012 that Valdez was let go from the series.[95][96]

Storylines[edit]

Trey is introduced in June 2012 as a graduate student at Yale University and friend of Kristina Davis. Trey is the producer of Kristina's reality television show, Mob Princess and manipulates her into continuing the show despite her family's disapproval. Trey immediately clashes with Kristina's parents, Alexis Davis and mob boss Sonny Corinthos. He convinces Sonny to agree to the reality show while keeping his mysterious boss up-to-date on the project. Trey moves into his new apartment and clashes with his roommate, Starr Manning. Meanwhile, Kristina's brother, Michael accuses Trey of manipulating and using both Kristina and Starr, though he denies it. Trey continues to make enemies when it comes to Starr's father, Todd, while he is oblivious to the fact that Kristina has a crush on him. Meanwhile, Trey bashes Sonny's girlfriend Kate Howard when it is revealed that her alternate personality caused the car accident killing Starr's family. Meanwhile, Kristina reveals her true feelings for Trey and they share their first kiss in July 2012; however, Trey is hesitant about getting involved with her fearing it will interfere with the show. It is soon revealed that Trey is actually the son of Sonny's longtime nemesis Joe Scully Jr, who is financing the show. Kristina continues her flirtatious behavior while Trey becomes determined to catch Sonny doing something illegal on camera. Trey is shocked to find his father in prison in Atlantic City. Joe admits that his father Joe Sr. was a mobster that Sonny used to work for, and convinces Trey to keep his true identity a secret so they can get revenge on Sonny for framing him for murder. He also coerces Trey into ending the reality show and romancing Kristina. In late August, Joe coerces Trey into eloping with Kristina Las Vegas. Trey leads Kristina to believe that they have to get married for the show so he won't be sued. In September 2012, Trey has a confrontation with Kate, who recognizes a medal that he as wearing as being identical to one that Joe wore the night he raped her, leading her to realize that Trey is the son she conceived as the result of the rape. This revelation prompts Kate's alter, Connie, to emerge, and she proceeds to tell Trey that she wished he had never been born. In October 2012, Joe abducts Kristina on orders from Cesar Faison, who intends to have Joe kill her in an convoluted effort to gain control of Sonny's assets. Trey attempts to wrestle the gun away from Joe, but inadvertently ends up shooting him the shoulder, resulting in Joe fleeing the scene before he can fulfill Faison's orders. Subsequently, Trey's connection to Joe is revealed, prompting Kristina to end her marriage to him, and Trey is evicted from the apartment he shared with Starr Manning by its original owner, Maxie Jones. Trey spends the next few months living at the local church, all the while attempting to aid Sonny in his quest to have Connie committed to Shadybrook Sanitarium, which ultimately fails. As time goes on, Trey and Kristina reconcile, and plan to relocate to California. However, their plans are derailed when, on New Year's Eve, they are involved in a car accident, which causes an aneurysm in Trey's brain to rupture, rendering him brain dead on January 8, 2013. Trey is left on life support, and Connie, as the nearest living relative, is left to pull the plug. Initially refusing to do so, Connie eventually does and Trey dies on January 14, 2013.

Griffin Munro[edit]

Griffin Munro
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Matt Cohen
Duration 2016–
First appearance February 5, 2016
Created by Jean Passanante and Shelly Altman
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Classification Present; regular
Profile
Other names Griffin Fitzhugh Munro
Occupation
Residence Port Charles, New York

Griffin Munro portrayed by actor Matt Cohen was introduced onscreen February 5, 2016 as the former medical school colleague of Lucas Jones (Ryan Carnes).

Casting[edit]

Cohen's casting was announced by Soaps In Depth on January 16, 2016. Cohen was known for several guest stints in prime time, most recently ABC prime time legal drama, How to Get Away with Murder.[97][98] There was very little information made available about the character ahead of his debut.[99] Cohen's casting came on the heels of the soap losing one of its longtime leading men Jason Thompson in the role of Patrick Drake, and the character's introduction would help replenish the hospital.[100]

Storylines[edit]

Griffin bonds with mobster Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) in the hospital chapel when they relate to losing a loved one to HIV/AIDS. Griffin is later revealed to be the new resident neurosurgeon and a friend resident trauma surgeon Lucas Jones (Carnes).[101] Lucas and Griffin attended medical school together and though Lucas was a year behind him, Griffin always admired how good he was.[102] He quickly realizes Sonny is concealing the truth about his paralyzed condition due to his work. He later comforts Elizabeth Webber after her house burns down. Griffin later apologizes to Sonny's wife Carly (Laura Wright) for having kept Sonny's condition secret from her. It is later revealed that Griffin has been stalking Anna Devane (Finola Hughes). Meanwhile, Griffin witnesses Tracy Quartermaine (Elliot) collapse from a seizure and convinces her with the help of her son Dillon (Robert Palmer Watkins) to admit herself to GH for treatment. However, Tracy prefers resident neurosurgeon Matthew Mayes (Riedy) as her doctor. Griffin clashes with Dr. Mayes when he believes Mayes has misdiagnosed Tracy's condition. Dillon personally request Griffin's second opinion. Anna later discovers some information about Griffin that leads her to believe he is connected to her late love, Duke Lavery (Ian Buchanan).[103] Anna confronts Griffin who finally admits that he is Duke's son.[104] Duke was involved with Griffin's mother before he left Scotland for Port Charles. After Griffin's birth, she attempts to contact Duke but decides against interrupting his new life with Anna opting to raise her son on her own.[105] Meanwhile, when Mayes misdiagnoses Tracy and consults with specialist Hamilton Finn (Easton) to help treat her. By April 2016, Tracy's health worsens and she requires surgery and picks Griffin over Mayes. Meanwhile, Griffin bonds with Anna's granddaughter Emma (Brooklyn Rae Silzer) who is visiting from California. He also urges Anna and Sonny to avoid seeking revenge on Carlos Rivera (Jeffrey Vincent Parise) — the man who killed Duke.

Nina Reeves[edit]

Nina Reeves
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Michelle Stafford
Duration 2014–
First appearance May 1, 2014 (2014-05-01)
Created by Ron Carlivati
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Classification Present; regular
Profile
Other names
  • Nina Clay
  • Nina Lansing
  • Nina Cassadine
Occupation Editor-in-chief of Crimson magazine (2015–)
Residence Port Charles, New York

Nina Reeves is a fictional character from the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital. The role has been portrayed by soap veteran Michelle Stafford since May 1, 2014.[106]

Casting[edit]

After first rumors of former The Young and the Restless actress Michelle Stafford being cast in the role rose in early 2014, the casting was not made public until Stafford's first airing on the show on May 1, 2014.[107] Head writer Ron Carlivati spoke to Daytime Confidential about the big casting coup saying: "Look, bottom line, Michelle [Stafford] was so perfect for Nina, we never seriously considered any other role for her." About how the show kept Stafford's casting under the radar, Carlivati added: "GH has been on hiatus for the past two weeks and Michelle doesn't really start taping until we resume. But we realized that as soon as she did, the news would be out there long before her episodes began airing. It was actually Frank's idea to try to slip her into an earlier show that had already been written and shot, so we could take everyone by surprise. So he snuck her into the studio recently, at the end of the day, to tape the one scene you just saw. That was inserted after the fact. We've been sweating it out ever since that it would stay under wraps!"[108]

Storylines[edit]

Nina is first mentioned as the comatose wife of Silas Clay in early 2014. He's under the suspicion of attempting to murder her with a drug overdose. Nina's brother Nathan investigates the case and finds out that it was in fact Nina's mother Madeline. Madeline confirms that Nina was pregnant with Silas' child. She wanted to get rid of Nina's baby and accidentally overdosed her own daughter. Madeline tells Nathan that Nina has died, but later tells him that she only had Nina declared dead to get the inheritance that was left to Nina by Madeline's late husband.

In May 2014, after nearly twenty years in a comatose state, Nina awakens and is transferred to a different facility to undergo rehabilitation and treatment. Roughly a month later, Nina arrives in Port Charles and shocks a bewildered Silas with her presence when she arrives at a birthday party for Danny, the son of Silas's new girlfriend, Samantha Morgan. Nina soon has to find out that much has changed in those twenty years she's been in a coma. She is introduced to Silas' daughter with his former mistress Ava Jerome, Kiki. After first not being aware that Silas and Sam are a couple, Nina claims to be fine with it; accepting the end of her marriage; and tells Silas that it would only be natural for his life to go on. However it is later revealed that Nina has been awake for longer than she says and that she trashed Silas' apartment a few months back. Nina in fact wants revenge on everyone that wronged her. Nina got married to Ric Lansing on May 18, 2015.

In November 2015, Nina goes to Julian Jerome, who owns Crimson magazine under his media empire, for a job. She ends up getting the job of Editor-in-chief since the former had left the magazine. She works closely with Maxie Jones. When Nina and Maxie need someone to take pictures for the Nutcracker Gala, Maxie has an idea that Dillon Quartermaine (Robert Palmer Watkins) should stay in town, work for Nina, and take pictures of everyone at the Gala.[109][110]

Carlos Rivera[edit]

Carlos Rivera
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Jeffrey Vincent Parise
Duration 2013–16
First appearance September 19, 2013
Last appearance July 20, 2016
Created by Ron Carlivati
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Classification Former; recurring
Profile
Occupation

Carlos Francisco Rivera played by Jeffrey Vincent Parise, was introduced in September 2013. The casting was officially confirmed by Access Hollywood on August 28, 2013.[111] Parise filmed his first scenes on August 27, 2013, and his first air date was slated for mid[112] or late September 2013.[113] Carlos is a man from Sabrina Santiago's past and his introduction causes trouble for Sabrina's romance with Patrick Drake. Carlos also has a connection to the Port Charles mafia.[111] The character also has ties to the criminal world.[114] On May 18, 2015, the character was killed off and his departure was officially confirmed by executive producer Frank Valentini.[115]

Sabrina is shocked by Carlos's arrival and he immediately wants to rekindle their romance. Though she rejects him, Carlos plants seeds of doubt in her about Patrick's devotion because he is still wearing his wedding ring. Carlos is eventually revealed to be the mob enforcer for Julian Jerome. Days before Patrick and Sabrina's wedding, Carlos sees Robin Scorpio, Patrick's presumed dead wife and Sonny's presumed dead friend alive. He tells Sabrina, but she refuses to believe him. Carlos is later kidnapped by rival mob boss Sonny Corinthos, and lies about claiming to be the brother of Sonny's late Lily (Lilly Melgar) hoping it will keep him alive. However, it is revealed that Carlos is lying, but before Sonny's henchman, Shawn Butler can kill him, Carlos escapes with help from TJ Ashford. Carlos is shot during a shootout, and makes his way to Sabrina's. When Sabrina learns she is pregnant, Carlos claims to be the father despite knowing the child is Patrick's. Sabrina tells the truth to Patrick about him being the child's father and not Carlos. Carlos is then arrested for the murder of AJ Quartermaine. Ava Jerome visits him and threatens him if he babbles the truth about AJ then she will hurt Sabrina. So for Sabrina's sake, he pleads guilty. When Sabrina visits him in jail, he lies to her that he killed AJ and that he was lying to her all this time. Unable to bear the pain, Sabrina leaves. Months later, Sabrina visits Carlos in jail to fill him in on how she found out the truth, indicating that she is no longer upset with him. In May 2015, Carlos kills Duke Lavery by delivering a fatal gunshot wound to his abdomen. In retaliation, Carlos is killed by Anna Devane on the docks of the Port Charles Harbor. In late November 2015, Carlos shows up at Sabrina's door. Apparently, Rivera had not died. He sees that Sabrina is pregnant and thinks the baby is his. At first she denies it, but when he overhears a private conversation between Felix and her, he realizes that the baby is his and not the child of Michael Corinthos, Sabrina's boyfriend. Sabrina still wants to keep the secret, feeling Carlos is dangerous to be around. However, when Michael finds out the truth, he leaves Sabrina, and she decides to go on the run with Carlos. Their son is born while they are fugitives, and they run with the help of Paul Hornsby. Carlos is found by Sonny and Anna in Colombia, and they bring him back to Port Charles to stand trial for murdering Duke. However, Carlos threatens Paul to help him escape. Carlos manages to escape from the prisoner transport van, and calls Julian for help to find a way out of town. Julian, though, stabs Carlos and throws him into the harbor. He's found by Michael, who brings him to the hospital, where Carlos succumbs to his injuries.

Joe Scully, Jr.[edit]

Joe Scully, Jr.
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Richard Steinmetz
Duration 2012
First appearance July 2, 2012
Last appearance October 23, 2012
Created by Ron Carlivati
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Classification Former; recurring
Profile
Occupation
  • Antique shop owner
  • Mobster

Joseph "Joe" Mitchell Scully, Jr.[116] is a fictional character from the ABC Daytime soap opera General Hospital. The character was portrayed by soap opera veteran Richard Steinmetz, who made his first appearance on July 2, 2012.[117][118]

Casting[edit]

On May 24, 2012, Soap Opera Digest reported that Steinmetz, who was best known for his portrayal of Martin Fitzgerald on Passions, had signed on to play a new role within the series.[119] According to executive producer Frank Valentini, Steinmetz's character would be the son of a past character and have a big story with Port Charles mob kingpin, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard).[120] In the July 9, 2012 issue of Soap Opera Digest, it was confirmed Steinmetz would portray Joe Scully Jr. and would premiere the week of July 2, 2012.[117]

Backstory[edit]

According to Sonny Corinthos, Joe Scully Jr. is a bully and always depends on his father to protect him from the trouble he stirs up. When Joe starts interfering with his father's business, Scully sends him to run a strip club in Atlantic City called the Sea Breeze. Joe also develops an infatuation with one of the dancers, Theresa, who isn't interested in him. Meanwhile, Scully realizes Joe isn't capable of running the club and sends Sonny to Atlantic City to take over. Theresa, afraid of Joe, goes to Sonny for help. Joe gets the wrong idea, believing she and Sonny are having an affair. One night, an angry Joe shoots Theresa in cold blood in front of Sonny; he then panics and Scully rushes him out of town. It is later revealed that years prior, Joe had forced himself on Sonny's girlfriend, Kate Howard, then known as Connie Falconeri.

Storyline[edit]

Joe first appears on-screen in July 2012, during a phone conversation with his son, Trey, and it is revealed that he is behind the reality show Mob Princess. While working at his antique shop in New Orleans, Joe is confronted by a gun wielding John McBain before Joe has his goons knock him out and tie him up. Joe is interrupted by Jason Morgan who delivers him to Sonny. Sonny tries to get Joe to confess to raping Kate, but Joe claims she came onto him. As Sonny is about to kill him, McBain interrupts. Soon after it is revealed that Joe is working for Jerry Jacks, who poisons the water of Port Charles. Joe has a vial of antidote from Jerry, but gives it to Tracy Quartermaine, with whom he has become romantically involved. After Jerry is presumed dead, Joe is seen working with Duke Lavery, later revealed to be Cesar Faison in disguise. Joe dies on October 23, 2012 in a shoot out with Jason.

Pat Spencer[edit]

Pat Spencer
General Hospital character
Portrayed by
Duration 2015
First appearance March 30, 2015 (2015-03-30)
Last appearance July 23, 2015
Created by Ron Carlivati[a]
Introduced by Frank Valentini[a]
Classification Former; guest

Patricia "Pat" Spencer, played by Dee Wallace—known for her appearance in the 1982 Steven Spielberg film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial—is the older sister of Luke Spencer (Anthony Geary) and Bobbie Spencer (Jacklyn Zeman). Wallace's casting was officially announced on March 6, 2015.[121] In an interview with Soap Opera Digest, Wallace said what piqued her interest the most was that she had never done a soap before. Wallace's late husband Christopher Stone had appeared on Days of Our Lives as Bill Horton and the work load initially scared him. However, he later told her it was one of the most enjoyable experiences of his career. Also, Wallace's agent told her how "pivotal" the role was and also told Wallace she'd be working opposite Anthony Geary. However, Wallace was nervous when she realized how much work she had coming her way. "Seriously, when I got the first script, I thought 'Oh, my gosh, maybe it's not too late for me to get out!' I was scared!" Wallace said. However, Wallace praised Geary, executive producer Frank Valentini and casting director Mark Teschner for making her feel welcome and comfortable on the set.[122] Actress Chloe Lanier portrayed a young Pat on April 1, 2015 and July 23, 2015.[123]

Storylines[edit]

Not much is known about Pat. She was briefly mentioned to Bobbie by their old neighbor Ms. Middleton in 1978. Pat's dresses were cut down by their mother so that they would fit little Bobbie. Pat was last mentioned in 1983. Pat is not mentioned again until early 2015 when a deranged Luke discusses her with their cousin Bill's corpse imagining he is speaking with himself. Luke admits that he hasn't thought of Pat in decades. When the family realizes Luke has suffered a severe psychotic break due to some childhood trauma, Bobbie assumes Pat would be old enough to remember what happened to Luke because she is too young. In February 2015, Luke's daughter Lulu (Emme Rylan) and his wife Tracy Quartermaine (Jane Elliot) get news of an address for Pat. In March, Pat's daughter, Valerie (Brytni Sarpy) claims Pat is dead. On April 2, 2015, Pat dies after being reunited with her siblings after 52 years. In July 2015, the spirit of a young Pat reappeared to Luke convincing her brother not to kill himself and to her daughter Valerie one last time.

Suzanne Stanwyck[edit]

Suzanne Stanwyck
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Adrienne Barbeau
Duration 2010–11
First appearance August 12, 2010
Last appearance May 17, 2011
Created by Robert Guza, Jr.
Introduced by Jill Farren Phelps
Classification Former; recurring
Profile
Other names Stephanie Wayne

Suzanne Stanwycke, portrayed by Adrienne Barbeau, was introduced on August 12, 2010 as the longtime friend and business associate to Brenda Barrett (Vanessa Marcil). Barbeau made her final appearance on May 17, 2011. Barbeau is best known for her portrayal of Carol Traynor the hit 1970s sitcom, Maude.[124]

Casting[edit]

Adrienne Barbeau as Stanwycke

In late May 2010, General Hospital released a casting call for the short term role of Suzanne Stanwyck. Unlike most casting calls, the character's name did not change once Barbeau was hired.[125][126] The casting was announced by Michael Logan of TV Guide on June 24, 2010.[127][128] Barbeau revealed that General Hospital contacted her agents to offer her the role, "out of the blue."[129] However, Barbeau's status depended on fans response to the character.[130][131] The role was initially supposed to be about a month-long stint, but it later became "open ended."[132] On April 12, 2011, Barbeau announced her departure from the series through Twitter. However, set insiders claimed that Barbeau could likely return to the series.[133]

Development[edit]

"Suzanne was a journalist, someone like Christiane Amanpour, but in print primarily. She is not well known. She was so disheartened by what she was seeing in her travels as a journalist that she decided to start this charity organization to help exploited children."[132]

Adrienne Barbeau on Suzanne's past.

The initial casting call described Suzanne as being in her 50s. Suzanne is "tough, funny, no-nonsense with a heart of gold." Suzanne does not have patience for "BS" and has spent majority of her life fighting for children's rights.[126] TV Guide described Suzanne as a "tough-as-nails broad." Suzanne runs the Alliance to Save Exploited Children (ASEC) in Italy. Suzanne has worked closely with supermodel Brenda Barrett for years. "Despite her hard ege," Suzanne has a lot of love to give, and she loves Brenda very much. Guza described her as Brenda's "confidante." According to Guza, the character has a "surprising feminine side."[127] Both Guza and Barbeau hinted that Suzanne could find romance, and Barbeau joked about her attraction to Steve Burton's Jason. Barbeau developed majority of Suzanne's backstory which is hinted at on August 20, 2010, when she lectures Brenda about mob violence. However, Barbeau said that if the opportunity presented itself, she would make adjustments to the script to portray Suzanne's past in the way she has already developed it.[129] Barbeau said Suzanne reminds her of herself.[132] "My kind of ballsy, take-no-prisoners babe," Barbeau said of her character.[134] When it comes to Suzanne's friendship with Brenda, she needs a face to bring attention to her cause at ASEC, and Brenda is kind of like her Angelina Jolie.[132] In February 2011, Suzanne is revealed to be the wife of Theo Hoffman (Daniel Benzali) who secretly operating as European crime figure, The Balkan. Suzanne and Theo are blame Brenda for her part in their son, Aleksander's murder. Barbeau told TV Guide that she was not made aware of her character's true identity and intentions with Brenda until shortly before Benzali's debut as Theo in December 2010. Like her co-stars, Barbeau was shocked by the plot twist and immediately questioned the direction of the storyline; "How do I justify all of Suzanne's behavior up until now?" she asked. However, Barbeau was relieved that she did not know of Suzanne's true identity immediately because it would've made it more challenging to play the character. Guza and Barbeau retraced Suzanne's steps on the shot in an effort to make sure that the revelation would come across as "believable and explainable." According to the actress, Suzanne's motivations have changed since the beginning. Initially, Suzanne just wants the truth about her son. Because Barbeau is so dedicated to her cause as a child advocate, it makes the reveal all the more shocking. When questioned about the possibility of her character's future on the show, Barbeau said that even though Theo and Suzanne are married, they do not have the same agenda.[135] When the character was written out of the series, some speculated that Barbeau could reprise the role to facilitate Marcil's departure later that year.[136]

Storylines[edit]

Suzanne contacts Jason Morgan to help protect Brenda from European crime lord, The Balkan. Jason convinces the women to come to Port Charles to make the process easier, but Suzanne disapproves when Brenda rekindles her romance with and becomes engaged to her former flame, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard). Suzanne goes to extremes to stall the wedding, including flooding the venue and destroying Brenda's wedding gown. Sonny and Brenda confront Suzanne about her schemes and she claims she is worried Sonny's enemies will target Brenda. It is then revealed that Suzanne is actually married to the Balkan, aka Theo Hoffman. The duo want Brenda to answer for their son, Aleksander's death in 2007. After Theo kidanps Brenda with the help of Shawn Butler (Sean Blakemore), it is revealed that Brenda gave birth to Aleksander's stillborn son with Suzanne by her side. Theo immediately assumes the child lived as it was Suzanne who witnessed the birth. Though denying Theo's accusations, she harbors resentment toward her husband for allowing their son into the criminal life. During Theo's search for their grandson, Suzanne kills him. Suzanne continues to raise her grandson in secret, but to keep Brenda and Sonny from finding him, she presents Brenda with another little boy named Lucian, and pretends he is the child. When Sonny demands a DNA test, Suzanne kidnaps the boy and skips town. Fortunately, Suzanne is found in San Antonio with Brenda's biological son, Alec. Brenda meets her son, and Suzanne is arrested.

Reception[edit]

Michael Logan said, "If you can hold your own against Maude, those mobsters in Port Charles should be a cinch!" Logan also praised the character's name as "best soap name ever!" Logan said the character would make a good match for Anthony Geary's Luke Spencer.[127] On Soaps She Knows, fans hoped for Barbeau's pairing with Geary, while some also voted for a potential pairing with Tristan Rogers's Robert Scorpio.[137] TV Guide described Suzanne's reveal as The Balkan's wife as a "jaw-dropper" and "stunning revelation."[135]

Ellie Trout[edit]

Ellie Trout
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Emily Wilson
Duration
  • 2012–2016
First appearance September 14, 2012
Last appearance January 4, 2016
Created by Ron Carlivati
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Classification Former; Regular
Profile
Occupation Lab technician
Residence Portland, Oregon

Ellen "Ellie" Trout is a fictional character from the ABC Daytime soap opera General Hospital. She first appeared on September 14, 2012, portrayed by Emily Wilson. The anticipated airdate was confused by some with that of Teresa Castillo's role as Sabrina Santiago, who then appeared September 19. A representative of the show later confirmed that Wilson had joined the cast on a recurring basis.[138] On December 12, 2013, it was announced that Wilson, as well as Bradford Anderson, would exit the series. Wilson came back in 2014 and 2015.[139][140]

Storylines[edit]

Ellie Trout first appears in September 2012 when Damian Spinelli convinces her to run a DNA test on Sam Morgan's deceased infant son, ultimately helping in reuniting Sam with her real son, Daniel Morgan. Spinelli and Ellie eventually begin dating, making Maxie Jones, Spinelli's ex-girlfriend and Ellie's new roommate, jealous. Maxie asks Spinelli to resume their relationship and he declines, choosing Ellie. Ellie finds out about Spinelli and Maxie, and asks Spinelli if he still loves her, but he proclaims that he's chosen Ellie. On Christmas Eve, Spinelli invites Ellie over to his employer, Sonny Corinthos' house for dinner. Spinelli leaves, though, when Maxie calls him and leaves Ellie there alone. Upset, she breaks up with him when he returns. Spinelli says he wants to make it up to her, telling her if Ellie still wants him, meet him on the hospital rooftop on New Year's Eve. Ellie initially doesn't plan to, but Maxie changes her mind and she goes. Ellie's car breaks down and she is hit by Connie Falconeri's car while receiving a call from Spinelli. When she did not show up at midnight, he believed she had dumped him. He then slept with Maxie while Ellie was rushed to the hospital, severely injured. Spinelli found out the truth, and stayed with Ellie. Ellie found out about Maxie and Spinelli, but she later forgave him. However, she later finds out that Maxie became pregnant with Spinelli's child as a result. Maxie tries to pass the baby off as the child of Lulu and Dante Falconeri, after miscarrying as their surrogate. Ellie initially keeps this secret, but tells Spinelli the truth after the baby is born. Dante and Lulu find out the truth, as well, and Maxie, Spinelli, Lulu, and Dante go to court to fight for custody. Spinelli eventually gains sole custody of his daughter, Georgie. Ellie gets a job offer in Portland, and Spinelli considers moving with her. After talking with Maxie, Spinelli decides to make the move, and she leaves with Spinelli and Georgie soon afterwards.

Maya Ward[edit]

Maya Ward
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Annie Ilonzeh
Duration 2010–11
First appearance March 31, 2010
Last appearance June 8, 2011
Created by Robert Guza, Jr.
Introduced by Jill Farren Phelps
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Medical intern
Residence Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Maya Ward M.D. (formerly Lovett) is a fictional character from the original daytime soap opera General Hospital. The character was portrayed by Annie Ilonzeh, first appearing on March 31, 2010.[141] The character is the great-granddaughter of billionaire Edward Quartermaine and his mistress, the beloved Mary Mae Ward.

On January 20, 2010, Edward Quartermaine arrives home with a letter from his great-granddaughter, Maya Ward. Maya has recently lost her stepmother in a car accident and is left as the guardian of her little sister, Zoe Richardson. Maya is in her last year of medical school and looking for a place to do her internship. Edward invites her to live at the mansion. On March 31, Maya is first seen when she gets into a car accident with Ethan Lovett. Maya finally arrives at the Quartermaine Mansion and meets her family members. At the hospital, she impresses the Chief of Staff, Dr. Steven Webber, who hires her as an intern.

Maya continues to bump heads with Ethan. On July 14, she opens up to him, revealing her former boyfriend had died from a gunshot wound while she was working the Emergency Room rotation. Soon after, Ethan is shot in the hospital by Warren Bauer, and Maya freezes, unable to assist him. After months of flirting, Maya and Ethan start dating. Ethan asks Maya for help in getting his father Luke Spencer back together with Tracy Quartermaine. Luke fakes a heart attack, and Maya forges his test results. Tracy discovers what's going on, but Luke convinces her to go to Las Vegas with him, along with Maya and Ethan as chaperones. In November 2010, the four wake up with hangovers in a Las Vegas hotel room. Luke reveals a marriage certificate thinking it is his and Tracy's. After reading the document aloud, it turns out Maya and Ethan are the ones who married. They chose to wait on an annulment and enjoy the perks of marriage. Upon their return to Port Charles, Maya's great-grandfather Edward offers them $1 million to stay married for one year.

That spring, Maya leaves town to take care of some business within the Ward family. On June 6, 2011, Ethan visited Maya in Philadelphia, PA. He discovered her in bed with another man. She later told Ethan she had been lying to him for a while and had no plans to return to Port Charles. Afterwards, Ethan and Maya decided the marriage was over and parted amicably.

In November 2012, following Edward's death, Maya inherits 6% of his ELQ shares.

Maggie Wurth[edit]

Maggie Wurth
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Kodi Kitchen
Duration 2011–12
First appearance November 10, 2011
Last appearance May 11, 2012 (2012-05-11)
Created by Garin Wolf
Introduced by Jill Farren Phelps
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Pediatrician

Margaret "Maggie" Wurth is a fictional character on the ABC Daytime soap opera General Hospital. She was portrayed by Kodi Kitchen from November 10, 2011 to May 11, 2012. [142]

Pediatrician Maggie Wurth arrives in Port Charles from Memphis in November 2011, wearing a clown mask around the hospital on Halloween. Maggie has been summoned to town by her former lover Steven Webber to take a job at General Hospital. Maggie flirts with Steve but he tells her he is seeing Olivia Falconeri. When Aiden Spencer becomes ill with Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, Maggie treats him. Soon after, Maggie and Steve find out the hospital in Memphis is investigating a mysterious case they were involved in. Olivia begin to wonder what secret Maggie and Steve are keeping. Maggie tells Olivia that they are having an affair, but Steve decides to tell Olivia what happened; he had killed a prisoner patient in a coma in order to save a little girl who needed a transplant. On May 1, Maggie is murdered by Steve's mother Heather Webber when she spikes her tea with poison, and is also framed for the death of the prisoner when Heather forges a suicide letter from Maggie that said that she was responsible for the patient's death. In July 2012, Commissioner Anna Devane and officer Dante Falconeri, Olivia's son, figure out Heather killed Maggie when they track down the forger Heather hired. Heather is arrested soon after and charged with Maggie's murder.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The announcement of Luke and Bobbie's sister was shown in 1978, under executive producer Gloria Monty and head writer Douglas Marland. The character was later developed and introduced under executive producer, Frank Valentini and head writer, Ron Carlivati.

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