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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] The following are characters from the American soap opera General Hospital, who are notable for being the children of important characters. Introduced in various years, these children have played significant roles in a number of storylines over the years.

Current characters[edit]

Charlotte Cassadine[edit]

Charlotte Cassadine
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Scarlett Fernandez
Duration 2016—
First appearance October 13, 2016
Created by Jean Passanante
Shelly Altman
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Classification Present, recurring
Profile
Other names Charlotte Boland
Charlotte Beaulieu
Residence Port Charles, New York

Charlotte Cassadine is the daughter of Valentin Cassadine and Lulu Spencer, carried by Claudette Beaulieu. She was born from an embryo that Helena Cassadine created and tried to pass off as her son, Stavros' child with Lulu. Claudette realized that Valentin was dangerous after Charlotte was born, and took her on the run. She later asked her ex-husband, Nathan West, for help to protect them. Claudette tells Nathan that Charlotte is his daughter, but when a DNA test disproves it, Claudette claims her ex-lover, Griffin Munro, is actually Charlotte's father. When Claudette realizes Valentin has found her, she skips town, leaving Charlotte behind with Griffin. Valentin eventually comes to town, and tells Griffin that he is Charlotte's father, later proven by a DNA test. Nathan also receives a note from Claudette, confirming that Valentin is Charlotte's father. Griffin petitions for custody of Charlotte; however, the judge grants full custody of Charlotte to Valentin. Charlotte meets Lulu during Christmas, who feels a very deep connection to her. Lulu later finds out the truth about Charlotte. When Charlotte is told by Lulu that she's her daughter, she's angry and doesn't believe Lulu.

Avery Corinthos[edit]

Avery Corinthos
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Ava and Grace Scarola
Duration 2014—
First appearance November 4, 2014[4]
Created by Ron Carlivati
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Classification Present, recurring
Profile
Other names Avery Jerome-Corinthos
Jaime Summers[5]
Avery Jerome
A. J. Quartermaine
Residence Port Charles, New York

Avery Corinthos[6] is the daughter of Sonny Corinthos and Ava Jerome. Avery was born onscreen, and kidnapped by Nina Clay and Franco. They relocate to Canada, where Avery is rescued, and returned to her mother. At the time she was born, it was not known whether Sonny or his son Morgan, was the father. A DNA test eventually established Sonny as the father. When both her parents were in prison, Avery was primarily raised by her siblings, Morgan and Kiki Jerome. Sonny was released, and took custody of Avery. However, his son, Michael, sued for custody of Avery to get back at Sonny for killing his biological father, A. J. Quartermaine. Michael was granted full custody, but later gave Avery back to Sonny. When Ava was released, Avery's parents went to court for custody. The judge granted Ava sole custody of Avery, with Sonny getting supervised visits. When Ava started being threatened, she gave Avery back to Sonny to keep her safe. The two eventually agreed to shared custody.

Leo Falconeri[edit]

Leo Falconeri
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Verity Jann (October 9, 2015)[7]
Duration 2015—
First appearance October 8, 2015
Created by Jean Passanante
Shelly Altman
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Classification Present, recurring
Profile
Other names Mateo Falconeri
Residence Port Charles, New York

Leonardo "Leo" Falconeri is the son of Julian Jerome and Olivia Falconeri. Ned Ashton offers to claim the child as his own to protect them both from Julian's world, to which Olivia agrees. Leo was prematurely born onscreen in May 2015 at the Metro Court Hotel. Shortly before his birth, Julian finds out that he is Leo's father. After giving birth, Olivia and Leo are taken to the hospital and examined. He is then taken to the NICU, where he stays until his mom and Ned, with the help of Dr. Liesl Obrecht, fake his death. Ned takes him out of town and Olivia follows shortly after. Olivia returns in August, and reveals that she named her son Leonardo, and that he is with Ned and Brook Lynn in Bensonhurst. Olivia brings Leo to town, and lies that she adopted Leo and his name is Mateo. Alexis Davis is suspicious, and runs a DNA test. She immediately tells Julian that his son is alive. Julian is shocked, and heads off to confront Olivia, against Alexis's warnings. Julian and Olivia have an intense confrontation over her lie, until Alexis arrives and calms Julian down. With a clearer head, Julian apologizes and sits down with Olivia to talk things out. Eventually, they decide to share joint custody of Leo.

Rocco Falconeri[edit]

Rocco Falconeri
General Hospital character
Portrayed by
  • Nolan and Michael Webb (2013)
  • Diego and Mateo (2013–14)
  • Liam and Oliver Friedy (2014–15)
  • Charles and Ethan Losie (2015–16)
  • Mason Tannous (2016)
  • O’Neill Monahan (2017—)
Duration 2013—
First appearance September 9, 2013
Created by Ron Carlivati
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Classification Present, recurring
Profile
Other names Cesar Faison II
Ben Westbourne
Residence Port Charles, New York

Rocco Falconeri is the son of Dante and Lulu Falconeri, carried by Britt Westbourne. In order to try to trap Dr. Patrick Drake into a relationship, Britt planned to get pregnant and pass the child off as Patrick's. Her mother, Dr. Liesl Obrecht, helped her use Dante and Lulu's frozen embryos to get pregnant. Britt gave birth to "her son" with the help of Sabrina Santiago and Nikolas Cassadine, and later named him Ben. Right after he was born, Ben had to be rushed to the hospital, and was saved by Dr. Silas Clay and Sabrina. Soon after, Obrecht showed up and kidnapped Ben. Dr. Obrecht took Ben to Cassadine Island in Greece. Nikolas and Britt traveled to Cassadine Island, and rescued Ben. Elizabeth Webber notices that Ben and Dante have the same food allergy, and secretly runs a DNA test, confirming Dante is Ben's father. Britt lets Dante have shared custody of Ben, hoping to keep the secret of stealing the embryos from coming out. However, Elizabeth figures out the truth, and tells Lulu and Dante. Before they can claim their son, Obrecht kidnaps Ben, and tries to help Britt get out of town with him. However, Britt turns her mother into the police, and Ben is rescued. Lulu and Dante are reunited with their son, whom they rename Rocco Falconeri.

Josslyn Jacks[edit]

Josslyn Jacks
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Karleigh and McKenna Larson (2009–12)
Sarah Johnson (2012–13)[8]
Paige Olivier (2013)[9]
Hannah Nordberg (2014–15)[10]
Eden McCoy (2015—)
Duration 2009–
First appearance November 3, 2009
Created by Robert Guza, Jr.
Introduced by Jill Farren Phelps
Classification Present, recurring
Profile
Residence Port Charles, New York

Josslyn John Jacks is the daughter of Jasper "Jax" Jacks (Ingo Rademacher) and Carly Corinthos (Laura Wright). In October 2009, Carly is kidnapped by Claudia Zacchara and goes into labor. Claudia helps Carly through Josslyn's breech birth. Afterwards, Claudia tries to take the baby away from Carly, but is stopped when Josslyn's half-brother Michael Corinthos finds them and clubs Claudia with an axe handle, killing her. Josslyn is christened in January 2010, with Jason Morgan and Lulu Spencer as her godparents. In March 2011, Josslyn is diagnosed with a rare form of kidney cancer and is saved by a kidney donation from Jake Spencer after he is killed in a hit-and-run accident. Jax and Carly have a long custody battle over Josslyn, resulting in Carly winning sole custody. Jax's fury leads him to kidnap Josslyn, but is convinced by Robin Scorpio and Shawn Butler to return Josslyn to Carly. In September 2012, Josslyn is kidnapped by Dr. Ewen Keenan on orders from Jerry Jacks, Josslyn's uncle. Jerry injects Josslyn with a substance, and Josslyn is briefly hospitalized with a high fever. Jerry later reveals that he inoculated Josslyn against a poison that he put into the Port Charles water supply.

Danny Morgan[edit]

Danny Morgan
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Gage and Gavin (2012)
Claire and Juliette (2012)
Jaxon and Jakob Kring (2012–14)
Caden and Corben Rothweiler (2014–15)
Braiden and Dylan Kazowski (2015–16)
T.K. Weaver (2016—)
Duration 2012—
First appearance June 1, 2012
Created by Ron Carlivati
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Classification Present, recurring
Profile
Other names Jason Morgan, Jr.
Victor Lord III
Residence Port Charles, New York

Daniel "Danny" Edward Morgan is the son of Jason and Sam Morgan. He was born onscreen in June 2012. Danny is initially believed to be the son of Sam's alleged rapist Franco. He was switched at birth by Todd Manning and Heather Webber with Téa Delgado's stillborn son, Victor Lord III. Téa takes him home to Llanview. A few months later, Heather breaks out of the Ferncliff asylum, planning to steal the baby for herself. Meanwhile, Jason, with the help of John McBain, realizes Sam's baby was switched with Téa's. Heather has already kidnapped the baby by the time Jason and John figure out the truth. Jason and Sam rescue their son, and name him in honor of his adoptive uncle, Danny McCall, and great-grandfather, Edward Quartermaine. Danny is diagnosed with leukemia at the time of his first birthday. When Danny doesn't respond to treatment, Sam has to look for a bone marrow donor; she ends up finding a match in Derek Wells. Derek gives a bone marrow transplant, saving Danny's life.

Emily Morgan[edit]

Emily Morgan
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Lori and Sevan Andonian
Duration 2017—
First appearance February 28, 2017
Created by Jean Passanante
Shelly Altman
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Classification Present, recurring
Profile
Other names Scout
Residence Port Charles, New York

Emily Scout Morgan is the daughter of Jason and Sam Morgan. She was born onscreen in February 2017. She is named in honor of her adoptive aunt, Emily Quartermaine.

Aiden Spencer[edit]

Aiden Spencer
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Adrian & Brett Ritter
(2010–11)
Maximo & Finbar (2011)
Titus Jackson (2011–12)
Jason David (2012—)
Duration 2010—
First appearance July 19, 2010
Created by Robert Guza, Jr.
Introduced by Jill Farren Phelps
Classification Present, recurring
Profile
Other names Aiden Alexi Niklosovich Cassadine (birth name) Aiden Webber
Residence Port Charles, New York

Aiden Spencer is the son of Lucky Spencer and Elizabeth Webber. From 2011 to 2012, the role was played by Titus Jackson, real-life son to Jonathan Jackson, who played his on-screen father, Lucky.[12] Jason David took over the role in 2012.[8] Helena Cassadine switches the paternity test results to make it appear that Nikolas Cassadine is Aiden's father. Aiden is born onscreen July 2010, and kidnapped by Franco, who gives him to his mother. Lucky finds Aiden and returns him to Elizabeth and Nikolas. In 2011, Elizabeth is suspicious of how much Aiden looks like Lucky and gets another DNA test, which shows Lucky is really his father. She tells Lucky and Nikolas months later, and Nikolas briefly kidnaps Aiden before returning him to Elizabeth and Lucky. In December 2011, Aiden is diagnosed with Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. After receiving a blood transfusion from his aunt Lulu, Aiden fully recovers.

Cameron Spencer[edit]

Cameron Spencer
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Ashwyn Bagga (2004–06)
Braeden Walkes (2006–12)
Michael Leone (2013—)
Duration 2004—
First appearance June 18, 2004
Created by Robert Guza, Jr.
Charles Pratt, Jr.
Introduced by Jill Farren Phelps
Classification Present, recurring
Profile
Other names Cameron Steven Webber (birth name)
Residence Port Charles, New York

Cameron Steven Spencer[13] is the biological son of Zander Smith and Elizabeth Webber.[14] Elizabeth gives birth to her son offscreen on May 11, 2004.[15] She and baby Cameron, named after Zander's father Cameron Lewis, arrive in Port Charles a month later. Cameron accidentally sets Elizabeth's house on fire while playing with matches landing Elizabeth in the hospital when she goes to rescue his little brother Jake. In December 2010, Cameron is involved in the bus accident during the General Hospital ski trip but avoids being severely injured.

Jake Spencer[edit]

Jake Spencer
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Landon and Trey (2007)
Amanda, Miranda and Maryssa Jones (2007)
Edward and James Nigbor (2007–08)
James Nigbor (2009–11, 2015–16)
Hudson West (2016—)[16]
Duration
  • 2007–11
  • 2015—
First appearance May 4, 2007
Created by Robert Guza, Jr.
Introduced by Jill Farren Phelps
Spin-off
appearances
General Hospital: Night Shift
Classification Present, recurring
Profile
Other names Jake Webber
Jake Morgan
Residence Port Charles, New York

Jacob "Jake" Martin Spencer is the son of Jason Morgan and Elizabeth Webber, and the legal son of Lucky Spencer.[17] Jason agrees to let Elizabeth and Lucky raise the baby to protect him from Jason's mob business. As a baby, Jake is kidnapped by Maureen Harper, but rescued by Jason and returned to Elizabeth. Jake is again kidnapped by Jason's enemies, and is rescued by Sam McCall. In March 2011, Jake is struck by a hit-and-run driver.[18] He is declared brain-dead, and placed on life support. Lucky and Elizabeth agree to give Jake's kidney to Josslyn Jacks, who has cancer. The driver of the hit-and-run is revealed to be Luke Spencer, Lucky's father. In July 2015, it was revealed that he was actually alive and living on Cassadine Island. He is rescued by Lucky, Luke, and Laura, and returned to Elizabeth. Jake bonds with "Jake Doe," really an amnesiac Jason. Jason finds out his true identity, and Jake is thrilled to have his father back in his life. When Jason breaks up with Elizabeth, Jake is upset, and tries to get Jason to come back home. When Elizabeth's house starts getting vandalized, Jason investigates, and eventually realizes Jake was the one behind the vandalism in order to try and get his parents back together. Sam tries to help Jake when she figures this out, but Jake panics and runs away. Sam follows him, but she slips and falls down the stairs. Scared that he hurt Sam, Jake runs away on his bike and gets hit by a car. Jake survives, though, and is taken to a children's hospital, where he recovers from his injuries.

Previous characters[edit]

Lila Rae Alcazar[edit]

Lila Rae Alcazar
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Gianna Crane (2006–07)
Kayla Madison (2012)
Duration
  • 2006–07
  • 2012
First appearance October 23, 2006
Last appearance November 21, 2012
Created by Robert Guza, Jr.
Introduced by Jill Farren Phelps (2006)
Frank Valentini (2012)
Classification Former, recurring
Profile
Other names Lila Rae Quartermaine

Lila Rae Alcazar is the daughter of Lorenzo Alcazar and Skye Quartermaine. She is named after Skye's adoptive grandmother, Lila Quartermaine, and Skye's mother, Dr. Rae Cummings.

Skye was reluctant to let Lorenzo be a part of Lila's life, because of him being a mobster. After Lila was born, they soon reconciled, with Lila Rae's last name being changed to her father's. However, it was later revealed that Skye was having second thoughts and was forced to stay with Lorenzo, who vowed to kill her if she tried to take the baby from him again. Lorenzo eventually had Lila Rae moved to an unknown location, so Skye couldn't take her away. Skye helped Lorenzo's rival, Jason Morgan, also Skye's brother, get rid of Lorenzo. Skye got Lila Rae back when she and Lorenzo were planning on moving away. Jason killed Lorenzo before they left, with Skye's help. Shortly after, Skye and Lila Rae left town. Lila Rae visited Port Charles with Skye to meet her family and attend Edward Quartermaine's funeral.

Alec Barrett[edit]

Alec Barrett
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Quinn Friedman
Duration 2011
First appearance May 12, 2011
Last appearance July 21, 2011
Created by Robert Guza, Jr.
Introduced by Jill Farren Phelps
Classification Former, recurring
Profile
Other names Aleksander Janáček, Jr.
Alec Scott
Residence Rome, Italy

Aleksander "Alec" Barrett is the son of Brenda Barrett and Aleksander Janáček.

In May 2011, it was revealed that Suzanne took Brenda's biological son Alec away and replaced him with Lucian, a child Suzanne took from her organization (ASEC). Suzanne kept Brenda's real son hidden from her so she could spend the rest of her life with her grandson Alec, while Brenda thought Lucian was her real son. Suzanne's plan fell apart when Brenda, with advice from her husband Sonny Corinthos and best friend Robin Scorpio, had Lucian take a DNA test to see if he was really her biological son. When Suzanne heard about the DNA test she kidnapped Lucian, taking him to San Antonio. Brenda was distraught at Lucian's disappearance; she appeared on television with her ex-lover and friend (Jasper Jacks), identifying Suzanne as Lucian's kidnapper and offering a reward for information on her whereabouts. Sonny, Dante Falconeri, and Carly Corinthos were all involved in the search for Lucian. Brenda remains unaware that Alec exists and is her biological son. Sonny, Carly, and Dante found Suzanne and Alec. After a confrontation with Suzanne, Sonny brought Alec back to Port Charles and Alec was introduced to his mother, Brenda. Alec settles in, adjusting to his new life with Sonny and Brenda. Brenda wants Sonny to adopt Alec and raise him as his own son. However, rival mob boss Anthony Zacchara began targeting Brenda and Alec as a way to get to Sonny. In early July, while heading to a Fourth of July picnic with his mother, he and his mother were caught in the middle of a shootout orchestrated by Anthony as a scare tactic. Brenda was concerned for Alec's safety, and Sonny planned retaliation. When Brenda's friend Jax became involved in a custody battle with his ex-wife Carly Corinthos over their daughter Josslyn Jacks, Brenda sides with Jax and Sonny sides with Carly; this created discord in their marriage. After Sonny framed Jax for assault and drug possession, Brenda was appalled and angry; she decided that she no longer wanted Alec around that lifestyle. She did not want Alec influenced by the mob and violence, so she left Sonny. Brenda and Alec moved out of the manor and into the Metro Court Hotel. On July 21, Alec moved to Rome, Italy with his mother.

Spencer Cassadine[edit]

Spencer Cassadine
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Caden & Nicholas Laughlin
(2006)
Nathan & Spencer Casamassima
(2006–07)
Lance Doven (2008)
Rami Yousef (2009)
Davin Ransom (2009–11)
Nicolas Bechtel (2013–16)
Duration
  • 2006–11
  • 2013–16
First appearance February 20, 2006
Created by Robert Guza, Jr.
Charles Pratt, Jr.
Introduced by Jill Farren Phelps (2006)
Frank Valentini (2013)
Classification Present, recurring
Profile
Other names John Michael Jacks (birth name)
Occupation Prince of Greek nobility
Residence France

Spencer Alexi Stefan Nikolosovich Cassadine is the son of Nikolas Cassadine and Courtney Matthews, born in February 2006. He is originally believed to be the son of Jasper "Jax" Jacks, and Jax decides to keep the secret after Courtney dies. He named the baby John Michael Jacks, in honor of Jax and Courtney's fathers. Robin Scorpio learns the truth and announces it at the baby's christening. Nikolas renames the baby Spencer Cassadine, in honor of his half-siblings Lucky and Lulu Spencer. Spencer is kidnapped soon after by his nanny, Colleen McHenry. Before Nikolas can rescue Spencer, he is taken by Helena Cassadine from Colleen. Nikolas and Emily Quartermaine eventually rescue him. Spencer left town with his father, and later returned with his great-grandmother, Lesley Webber.

On his 10th birthday party, Spencer is injured when a fire breaks out, suffering burns and smoke inhalation. Spencer is treated for his injuries, and recovers. After Nikolas was presumed dead, Spencer is now under the care of his grandmother, Laura Spencer. Spencer asks Laura to let him go to boarding school in France, as Nikolas had planned to enroll Spencer there. Laura agrees, and Spencer leaves for boarding school in France.

Emma Drake[edit]

Emma Scorpio-Drake
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Ruby & Rose Romero (2008)
Jessie & Gianna Salvatierra (2009–10)
Francesca Cistone (2010–11)
Brooklyn Rae Silzer[19] (2011–16)
Duration 2008–17
First appearance November 3, 2008
Created by Robert Guza, Jr.
Introduced by Jill Farren Phelps
Classification Present, recurring
Profile
Residence Berkeley, California

Emma Grace Scorpio-Drake is the daughter of Patrick Drake and Robin Scorpio. The role is most notably played by child actress, Brooklyn Rae Silzer, who won a Young Artist Award in 2013 for Best Young Actress 10 And Under In A TV Series, for her role as Emma.[20] Emma is conceived in December 2007, when a grief-stricken Robin goes to Patrick for comfort after the funeral of her step-cousin Georgie Jones. Robin goes into labor during her wedding to Patrick, and Emma is born in November. Her parents briefly fear she has been exposed to Robin's HIV, but her tests are negative. Patrick and Robin marry, and Robin soon begins suffering from postpartum depression. In February 2009, Emma comes down with a fever and is stranded in a snowstorm with Robin. Robin leaves her in the care of Maxie Jones, who brings Emma to the hospital where she is diagnosed with pneumonia. After a few later incidents, Robin finally agrees to seek treatment and bonds with her daughter. In August 2010, Patrick and Robin fear Emma has been kidnapped by Lisa Niles, who returns Emma home claiming they just went out for ice cream. Lisa continues to occasionally use Emma in her attempts to get Robin away from Patrick, including drugging Emma's babysitter, Kristina Davis. In February 2012, Robin is presumed dead in a lab explosion but revealed to be held captive. That November, Robin briefly escapes and calls home, but Patrick believes Emma is playing pretend when she tells him about the phone call. In 2013, Patrick begins dating Dr. Britt Westbourne (Kelly Thiebaud), but breaks up with her when he realizes she has been treating Emma poorly. Emma encourages Patrick to date her babysitter, Sabrina Santiago (Teresa Castillo), which Patrick eventually does. Patrick and Sabrina are engaged, and are about to get married when Robin comes to the ceremony and reveals herself to be alive. Emma is excited to have her mother back, and wonders why Patrick isn't as happy. Patrick eventually breaks up with Sabrina, and reunites with Robin in time for Emma to enjoy Christmas with both her parents. In January 2016, she and her parents relocate to Berkeley, California.[21][22][23][24][25] Emma returned to Port Charles to be with her grandmother, Anna Devane (Finola Hughes), on spring break in late March 2016.[26][27] Emma revisited Port Charles for the holidays in December 2016.[28][29]

Taylor DuBois[edit]

Taylor DuBois
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Samantha Logan (2013)
Pepi Sonuga (2013)
Duration 2013
First appearance June 4, 2013
Last appearance December 13, 2013
Created by Ron Carlivati
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Classification Former, recurring

Taylor DuBois is a fictional character from the original ABC Daytime drama, General Hospital. Taylor is the younger sister of GH nurse, Felix DuBois. The role was originated by Samantha Logan who made her first appearance on June 4, 2013. In September 2013, it was announced that the role has been recast with actress Pepi Sonuga who would make her onscreen debut later that month.[30]

Casting and creation[edit]

On May 15, 2013, Soaps In Depth reported through their website that Samantha Logan, of the recently defunct ABC primetime series, 666 Park Avenue had been cast in the role of Taylor.[31] Taylor comes to Port Charles to spend the summer with her big brother Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel) and immediately for TJ Ashford (Tequan Richmond). The duo's relationship will help to expand the already existing triangle between TJ, Molly Lansing (Haley Pullos), and Rafe Kovich (Jimmy Deshler) into a quadrangle.[32] Of the character's introduction, head writer Ron Carlivati commented, "Not everything can be a triangle."[31] Carlivati revealed to Soaps In Depth that Molly, Rafe and TJ would be featured heavily in the summer and the story would address whether TJ and Molly could work through their issues or if Molly would choose Rafe. However, Taylor's introduction will "turn the whole thing upside down."[33] In September 2013, the role was recast with actress Pepi Sonuga.[30] Actress Brytni Sarpy, who would go on to play Valerie Spencer, first auditioned for the role of Taylor.[34]

Reception[edit]

Angela Durrell said Taylor's introduction would not only add to the dynamic for the younger characters, but would also make things interesting for the adults.[35] Soap Opera Network said Logan's introduction came just in time for the usual summer teen storylines.[36] The July 8, issue of Soaps In Depth listed Taylor at #3 in the "5 Things We're Loving" section.[37] Jamey Giddens praised the actress and the dynamic that Taylor brought to the teen scene and likened Taylor and Molly to the 90s feud between Brenda Barrett (Vanessa Marcil) and Karen Wexler (Marie Wilson).[38]

B. J. Jones[edit]

B. J. Jones
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Brighton Hertford (1986–94)
Unknown actress (2005)
Kirsten Storms (2009)
Duration
  • 1986–94
  • 2005
  • 2009
First appearance October 6, 1986
Last appearance February 24, 2009
Created by Pat Falken Smith
Norma Monty
Introduced by Gloria Monty
Book appearances Robin's Diary
Classification Former, recurring

Barbara Jean "B. J." Jones was born on October 6, 1986, the daughter of Tony Jones and his first wife, Tania Roskov. She was named Barbara Jean in honor of nurse Bobbie Spencer, who helps her mother give birth to her (Tania was alone in her apartment during a storm and power outage when she goes into labor). Bobbie adopts B. J. and marries Tony years later, after Tania dies in a car accident.

Seven-year-old B. J. was left brain-dead after her school van was hit by a drunk driver in May 1994. Her father made the decision to donate B. J.'s organs, and her heart was transplanted into her ailing cousin Maxie Jones. In a moving scene, Tony laid his head on Maxie's chest and listened to his daughter's heartbeat within his niece. Later, Tony sat beside B. J.'s body (still on the operating table); he asked her to take his own broken heart in exchange, and keep it safe. The storyline won much critical acclaim and several awards for acting and writing.

In May 2005, Maxie has a heart attack at a party on the Haunted Star and has to undergo another heart transplant, but she doesn't want to have it because she wants to keep B. J.'s heart. In June, Maxie has visions of B. J. telling her cousin to live her life for her sake, Maxie later recovers and has her high school graduation.

In February 2009, as part of the ABC Daytime "Go Red" campaign for women with heart disease, the storyline was reprised. Maxie fell asleep after attending the "Go Red" fashion show in New York City; while asleep she dreamed of an alternate universe, where she died and B. J. lived. When she woke up, Maxie was glad to be alive. On October 6, 2011, Maxie celebrated B. J.'s birthday with a red heart balloon and a small stone saying "Barbara Jean Jones: Will not be forgotten." B. J. was also shown in a picture.

Rafe Kovich, Jr.[edit]

Rafe Kovich, Jr.
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Jimmy Deshler
Duration 2013–14
First appearance January 30, 2013
Last appearance July 16, 2014
Created by Ron Carlivati
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Classification Former, recurring
Profile
Residence 829 Hawthorne Dr, #82
Port Charles, New York

Rafe Kovich, Jr. was a fictional character from the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital, and was the son of supercouple Rafe Kovich and Alison Barrington from the defunct spin-off series Port Charles. The role was portrayed by Jimmy Deshler from 2013 to 2014.

On January 30, 2013, Rafe arrives in Port Charles with Alison, having spent most of his life on the run. He bonds with Molly Lansing when she buys him lunch. When he returns to his mother, he sees her being murdered by Caleb. John McBain (Michael Easton) finds Rafe next to his mother's body, holding the murder weapon, so Rafe is arrested. At the station, Rafe insists he's innocent, and points the finger at John. Caleb frees Rafe, but Rafe refuses to go with him and runs off. Molly agrees to hide Rafe and he mistakenly lets Heather Webber take Molly's nephew Danny. Molly's mother, Alexis, turns Rafe in to the police and Molly breaks Rafe, John and Lucy Coe out of jail so they can rescue Sam Morgan and Danny who have been kidnapped by Caleb. John figures out that Caleb is really Stephen Clay (Michael Easton), a former rockstar who went insane. After Sam and Danny are rescued Sam takes Rafe in as her foster son.

A few weeks later, Stephen's estranged brother, Silas (Michael Easton) shows up and files for custody of Rafe. Although Silas is awarded custody, Rafe doesn't want anything to do with him, so Silas lets Rafe stay with Sam while Silas treats Danny for leukemia. After Danny recovers, Rafe moves in with Silas and realizes his uncle isn't a bad guy like his father.

As time passes, Rafe develops a crush on Molly and repeatedly butts heads with her boyfriend TJ. He and Taylor DuBois pretend to be dating in order to make Molly and TJ jealous, but when that fails, Rafe tattles to Alexis after seeing TJ and Molly getting a room at the Metro Court Hotel.

In June 2014, TJ finds Rafe snorting cocaine in the park. TJ taunts Rafe about his serial killer dad. Rafe snarks about TJ's mom and Molly's dad being drug dealers and then punches TJ. On July 2, Sam, Silas and Patrick Drake realize that Rafe was the driver who ran Patrick off the road, ultimately leading to the death of his infant son. Running from the cops, Rafe discovers that Nina is faking her paralysis and that she is out to destroy Sam and Silas, but Nina gives Rafe money to leave town. As he is leaving, Molly gets in the car to stop him, but he drives off with her. While being chased by Sam and Dante, Rafe tells Molly that someone told him to run Patrick off the road. Then the car crashes into the road block, and Rafe and Molly are rushed to the hospital. Rafe apologizes to Patrick for killing his son, but suffers a seizure before he can tell Patrick everything. Patrick reluctantly operates on Rafe, but a blood vessel in Rafe's brain bursts, leaving him brain dead. On July 16, Silas turned off the life support machines and Rafe dies surrounded by family and friends.

Teddy Rivera[edit]

Teddy Rivera
General Hospital character
Duration 2016
First appearance May 23, 2016
Last appearance September 21, 2016
Created by Jean Passanante
Shelly Altman
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Profile
Residence Puerto Rico

Eduardo "Teddy" Rivera is the son of Carlos Rivera and Sabrina Santiago. Teddy was born off-screen while Sabrina and Carlos were on the run. Carlos came back to Port Charles, and ended up getting killed. Sabrina and Teddy were in Puerto Rico, being held captive by Carlos' friend. Sabrina had her aunt, Inocencia Santos, take Teddy to Port Charles, and give him to the Quartermaine family. Tracy Quartermaine immediately took steps to become Teddy's foster mother. Eventually, Sabrina was rescued by Michael Corinthos and reunited with her son. She revealed that his full name is Eduardo, in honor of Tracy's father, Edward Quartermaine. Teddy fell sick soon after, and was diagnosed with botulism. Fortunately, he was taken to the hospital and treated in time to recover. Teddy was tragically orphaned after Sabrina was murdered. His paternal uncle, Joe Rivera, came to take custody of Teddy, being his only living relative. Despite Tracy's protests, Michael gave Teddy to Joe, who subsequently took him back to Puerto Rico.

Gabriel Santiago[edit]

Gabriel Santiago
General Hospital character
Duration 2014
First appearance April 25, 2014
Last appearance June 5, 2014
Created by Ron Carlivati
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Classification Former, recurring

Gabriel Drake Santiago was the son of Patrick Drake and Sabrina Santiago. Gabriel was born prematurely April 25, 2014 after his parents and older sister, Emma were in a car accident. He was rushed to the hospital and treated by Dr. Britt Westbourne in the neonatal intensive-care unit. He was put on a ventilator to help him breathe. He suffered a minor set back and was unable to get enough air into his lungs, but the doctors were able to stabilize him. Patrick and Sabrina sat vigil by his bedside as the doctors cared for him. As his condition seemed to be improving, his parents along with sister Emma, decided to name him Gabriel Drake Santiago, after his maternal grandmother, father, and half-sister. Gabriel's condition took a turn for the worse when he was diagnosed with necrotizing enterocolitis. This condition caused the infection he was fighting to spread, which resulted in massive organ failure. His parents had him baptized in the hospital and soon after he died surrounded by his parents.

Georgie Spinelli[edit]

Georgie Spinelli
General Hospital character
Portrayed by Elle and Eve Tanz (2013)
Londyn and Teagan (2013–14)
Harper Rose Barash (2015)
Lily Fisher (2017—)[40]
Duration
  • 2013–15
  • 2017
First appearance August 21, 2013
Created by Ron Carlivati
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Classification Present, recurring
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Other names Constanza Louise Falconeri II
Georgianna Spinelli
Residence Portland, Oregon

Georgie Spinelli is the daughter of Damian Spinelli and Maxie Jones. Maxie tried to pass her off as the daughter of Dante and Lulu Falconeri, whom she had agreed to be a surrogate for until she miscarried. Maxie gives birth via C-section; Dante and Lulu name the baby Constanza "Connie" Louise Falconeri, after Dante's late cousin, Connie Falconeri, and ask Maxie and Spinelli to be her godparents. At the christening, Brad Cooper arrives and tells Dante and Lulu that Connie is Maxie and Spinelli's biological daughter. After a custody battle, Spinelli is awarded full custody of baby Connie, while Maxie is not allowed any contact with her daughter for six months. In mid-December, Spinelli and his girlfriend, Ellie Trout move with Connie to Portland. Despite the court order, Spinelli takes the baby to say goodbye to Maxie and they rename her Georgie, after Maxie's late sister and Spinelli's good friend, Georgie Jones. Maxie was eventually granted visitation by the judge, and spends the holidays with Georgie. Spinelli and Georgie temporarily moved back to Port Charles when Spinelli was hoping to get a second chance with Maxie. However, he later reconciled with Ellie, and took Georgie back to Portland with Ellie.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 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 in 2015.

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