Children of General Hospital

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TJ Ashford
General Hospital
Portrayed byKrys Meyer (2012)[1]
Tequan Richmond (2012—)
Duration2012—
First appearanceJanuary 17, 2012
Created byGarin Wolf
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GenderMale
OccupationStudent at Port Charles High
Residence324 Wharf Street
Port Charles, New York
 
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The following are characters from the American soap opera General Hospital who are notable for being the children of important characters.

Current characters

TJ Ashford

TJ Ashford
General Hospital
Portrayed byKrys Meyer (2012)[1]
Tequan Richmond (2012—)
Duration2012—
First appearanceJanuary 17, 2012
Created byGarin Wolf
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GenderMale
OccupationStudent at Port Charles High
Residence324 Wharf Street
Port Charles, New York

Thomas "TJ" Ashford, Jr. is a fictional character on the original ABC Daytime drama, General Hospital. The role is originated by actor Krys Meyer on January 17, 2012. In July 2012, Soap Opera Digest reported that they released as a casting call very similar to the character of TJ leading to speculation that Meyer had been let go.[2][3][4] Online soap gossip site Daytime Confidential later posted speculation about Meyer booking another gig, and the role was to be recast with the new actor reporting to work the week of July 23, 2012.[5] Rumors circulated that former Everybody Hates Chris star, Tequan Richmond had been cast in the role; the speculation was later confirmed by ABC Soaps In Depth.[2] Meyer last appeared on August 1, 2012 and Richmond debuted on August 16.[4]

Character History

TJ is the son of Thomas "Tommy" Ashford. His father was killed by fellow Marine Shawn Butler. TJ comes to Port Charles as a troubled teen who is angry with Shawn for killing his father. TJ's mother gave him the option of living with Shawn or military school. On his second day in Port Charles, TJ gets into trouble after he steals a car from a valet service; however, because he is only 15, he is let off with a warning. He is befriended by Molly Lansing, who shows him around Port Charles High and helps him with his homework. Molly's mother Alexis Davis helps TJ get off with a warning after he stole the car. Alexis and Shawn both realize that TJ is very troubled and set out to help him. TJ continues to date Molly in secret, until Alexis finds out in the beginning of July. Alexis confronts them both about their deception, but eventually she and Shawn allow TJ and Molly to continue seeing each other as long as they follow some rules.

Josslyn Jacks

Josslyn Jacks
General Hospital
Portrayed byKarleigh and McKenna Larson (2009–12)
Sarah Johnson (2012—)[6]
Duration2009—
First appearanceNovember 3, 2009
Created byRobert Guza, Jr.
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Nickname(s)Joss
GenderFemale
ResidenceJacks Estate
657 Harbor View Road
Port Charles, New York

Josslyn John Jacks is the daughter of Jasper Jacks and Carly Jacks. She was born on October 29, 2009 with the help of Claudia Zacchara.

Character History

Josslyn is the younger half-sister of Michael and Morgan Corinthos, and the first granddaughter of Bobbie Spencer and Jane Jacks. Her godparents are Jason Morgan and Lulu Spencer. Her middle name, John, is a tribute to her paternal grandfather, John Jacks.

In April 2009, Kelly Lee told Carly she was pregnant and that it was a very high-risk pregnancy; Carly needed to avoid stress. The baby was due in November. On October 6, after dreaming about her grown daughter, Carly announced to the family that the baby will be named Josslyn John Jacks.[7] On October 29, Carly was kidnapped by Claudia Zacchara and went into labor. Carly escaped after causing a car crash and made her way to a cabin. Claudia found her and helped Carly through Josslyn's breech birth, delivering her on screen during the November 3 episode. Afterwards, Claudia tried to steal the baby, but she was stopped when Michael happened upon their car, heard Carly's screams, and clubbed her with an ax handle, killing her.[8] Josslyn was born on Claudia's birthday (October 29).

Both Michael and Morgan were protective of their little sister; Morgan went as far as sabotaging Carly and Jax's cars on Thanksgiving so they would spend Thanksgiving together for the sake of Josslyn. Josslyn was christened on January 29, 2010 with Jason Morgan and Lulu Spencer as her godparents.[9]

Franco approached Josslyn in the park while Jax had his back turned. However, Franco did not harm Josslyn and after Franco left, Josslyn was safe in Jax's arms. On December 15, 2010, Carly came home to find Josslyn with Jax's brother, Jerry, a criminal. Jerry later said that he would not harm Josslyn, but that he would kill Carly if she got in the way. During the week of March 14, 2011, Josslyn was taken to the hospital, where her parents were informed that she had a rare form of cancer with tumors on both kidneys. After Carly learned that Jake Spencer was on life support and his organs were viable, she went to his biological father (Jason Morgan) and asked for Jake's kidneys. Jason consulted Elizabeth Webber and Lucky Spencer (Jake's parents); with encouragement from Lucky, Elizabeth agreed to the kidney donation and saved Josslyn's life.

Soon after Josslyn recovered, Jax began his mission to obtain sole custody of her. However, Carly was only willing to share custody. Jax, afraid of Josslyn's life being in danger (because of Sonny and Jason), sued for sole custody. Carly and Jax met with their court-appointed mediator on July 6, and Carly lost her temper with the mediator because she accused Michael of being a danger to Josslyn. On July 19, Carly received full custody of Josslyn after Jax was arrested for assault and drug possession (after he was framed by Sonny).

On August 5, 2011 Jax broke into Carly's home to kidnap Josslyn and take her permanently away from Port Charles and Carly. His car broke down; Jax got out of the car with Josslyn, trying to get to the airport in a severe thunderstorm. He ended up at Robin Scorpio's house, looking for refuge from the rain. Later on, Shawn Butler (a man once assigned to protect Carly and Josslyn) found them and convinced Jax to surrender Josslyn. Shawn took her back home to Carly on August 12. Johnny begins to have nightmare illusions as he sees Josslyn looking like Hope Manning-Thornhart, who is haunting him because he killed her.

Jason Morgan Jr.

Jason Morgan Jr.
General Hospital
Portrayed byGage and Gavin
Jaxon and Jakob (2012—)
Duration2012—
First appearanceJune 1, 2012
Created byRon Carlivati
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AliasesVictor Lord III
Daniel Edward Morgan
GenderMale
TitleRussian royalty
Quartermaine heir
Residence1970 Lindbrook
Llanview, Pennsylvania[10]

Jason Morgan Jr. is the son of Jason Morgan and Sam Morgan. He was born on June 1, 2012 during a torrential rainstorm.

Character History

Jason Jr. was conceived on his parent's honeymoon in October 2011. He was initially believed to be the son of Sam's rapist and Jason's twin brother, Robert Frank. The first paternity test performed proved that Jason was Jason Jr.'s father, however Sam and Jason soon discovered that Franco was Jason's fraternal twin brother. A second paternity test was done that showed Franco as the father, however it was later revealed that this test was switched by Heather Webber, and Jason truly is Jason Jr.'s biological father. On the day Jason Jr. was born, Todd Manning switched him with Téa Delgado's stillborn son, Victor III. Téa arrived at General Hospital with Jason Jr. and after an exam, Dr. Steven Webber said that Jason Jr. may have a serious genetic disorder called beta thalassemia, also known as Mediterranean Anemia, which Sam passed on to him and was prevalent in the Cassadine family. Téa wondered how that would be possible since neither she nor Victor are of Italian or Greek descent, which Dr. Webber said was common for the disorder. She questions Todd about his family medical history since he and Victor were identical twins, but Todd would not answer any of her questions. Jason Jr. currently lives in Llanview, Pennsylvania with Téa as she believes he's Victor Lord III. After Todd finds the original paternity test in Heather's purse, proving that Jason is the father, he confronts Heather about switching the DNA test, but she eventually manages to convince him to keep quiet about Jason Jr.'s true paternity. The baby switch secret continues to unravel when Johnny Zacchara tells Todd that he had men out in the woods the night that Jason Jr. was born, and he knows all about Heather and Todd switching the babies.

After a period of almost three months offscreen, Téa and Jason Jr. are seen onscreen again at their home in Llanview, Pennsylvania. Heather broke out of Ferncliff and went to visit Téa claiming that she wanted to have a fresh start and to make things right with the baby. When Heather gets to Téa's house, she introduces herself as her cousin, Susan Moore and claims that she is only there to check on baby "Victor." Heather and Téa talk and Téa once again brings up the fact that neither her family nor anyone in her husband's family are carriers for beta thalassemia, yet baby "Victor" is a carrier. Téa thanks Heather for what she did on the night "Victor" was born and then gets a business call, leaving Heather all alone with Jason Jr. Heather then reveals her plans of stealing baby "Victor" so she can have a second chance at motherhood.

Emma Drake

Emma Drake
General Hospital
Portrayed byRuby & Rose Romero
Jessie & Gianna Salvatierra
Francesca Cistone
Brooklyn Rae Silzer[11] (2011—)
Duration2008–
First appearanceNovember 3, 2008 (birth)
Created byRobert Guza, Jr.
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Nickname(s)Princess Scorpio (by Robert)
GenderFemale
ResidenceScorpio-Drake home
(Queen's Point Suburb)
Port Charles, New York

Emma Grace Scorpio-Drake is the daughter of Patrick Drake and Robin Scorpio. She was born via Caesarian section on November 3, 2008.

Character History

Emma was conceived on December 23, 2007, when a grief-stricken Robin went to Patrick's apartment for comfort after the funeral of her cousin Georgie (the couple had recently broken up). Robin's due date should have been September 2008, but she gave birth in November 2008.

On January 21, 2008, Robin was informed by Dr. Kelly Lee that she was pregnant. Until that point, Robin planned to be artificially inseminated using a sperm donor. At first, Robin decided not to tell Patrick that he was the father of their child; he did not want to be a father, which was the cause of their most recent breakup. On February 29 Patrick confronted Robin with the truth, knowing that he was the father of her unborn child (which Robin confirms). The newly reconciled couple had an ultrasound, which showed that they were expecting a daughter on October 12, 2008.

On October 31, Robin went into labor during her wedding to Patrick. After a few anxious moments, Emma was delivered healthy on November 3. She had a cut on her ear, however, and because Robin was HIV-positive her parents fear that Emma was exposed. Test results later proved that Emma was HIV-negative, much to their relief.

No godparents have been picked, although Robin asked Spinelli to be Emma's honorary uncle. Patrick and Robin eventually married, but without Emma in attendance. In February 2009, when Emma came down with a fever, she was left in the care of an alarmed Maxie. With Johnny Zacchara's help, Maxie brought Emma to the hospital where she was diagnosed with pneumonia. Emma was later cured by the "power of a mother's love".

On Emma's first birthday, Josslyn Jacks was born. In August 2010, Emma and Robin went to visit Emma's grandmother in New York City. On August 17, they returned to Port Charles. On August 20, Patrick and Robin arrived home expecting to see Emma. Instead, the babysitter told them that Dr. Niles took Emma out for ice cream (without permission from Emma's parents). Robin and Patrick searched all of Port Charles for Emma. When Patrick was on the phone with Robin, he walked into his house and saw Lisa with Emma. Patrick informed Robin that Emma was safe at home, and put her to bed. Patrick then accused Lisa of kidnapping and ordered her to never come near his family again.

On September 7, 2010, Emma and Robin moved into Mac Scorpio's house for protection from Lisa. In October (when Lisa was released), Emma suddenly went missing. Later she was discovered around the corner, unharmed. Robin blamed Lisa, although she had no proof. It was later shown that Lisa was the culprit, trying to "gaslight" Robin. In late March and early April 2011, Patrick and Robin began to attend marriage counseling sessions and hired Kristina to be Emma's babysitter. On November 3, Emma turned four. However, in August, Emma was shown as a four-year-old child.[12]

On February 21, 2012, Emma's mother, Robin, dies in a lab explosion. On March 26, Patrick received what he thought was Robin's ashes. While Emma was having a tea party with Elizabeth, Patrick took the ashes to the plot of land that they were going to build their dream home on to say goodbye to Robin. Patrick was having a hard time saying goodbye, and the next scene showed Robin alive and unconscious in a hospital bed in an undisclosed location.

Aiden Spencer

Aiden Spencer
General Hospital
Portrayed byAdrian & Brett Ritter
(2010–2011)

Maximo & Finbar (2011)
Titus Jackson (2011–12)
Jason David (2012—)[13][6]
Duration2010—
First appearanceJuly 19, 2010 (birth)
Created byRobert Guza, Jr.
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Nickname(s)Buzz
AliasesAiden Alexei Nikolosovich Cassadine
(birth name)
GenderMale
Residence458 Lexington Avenue
(Queen's Pointe Suburb)
Port Charles, NY 16543

Aiden Spencer (born Aiden Alexei Nikolosovich Cassadine) is the son of Lucky Spencer and Elizabeth Webber. He was born on July 19, 2010 to Elizabeth Webber and Nikolas Cassadine, who was originally believed to be the father due to Helena switching paternity test results and later becoming a legal father for short period of time.

Character History

During an affair between Elizabeth and Nikolas, Elizabeth became pregnant. Since she was engaged to Lucky at the time of the affair she was not sure who the baby's father was, so a paternity test was done. Helena Cassadine switched the paternity test results, to make it appear Nikolas was the baby's father. A second (private) test was done by Nikolas but Helena switched those test results also, wanting everyone to believe that Nikolas was the father; this was part of her plan to take a Spencer by blood and raise him as a Cassadine. Aiden Cassadine was the first biological child of Lucky Spencer and the born grandchild of Luke and Laura Spencer. He is the younger brother of Cameron and Jake Spencer.

On July 20, 2010 Elizabeth and Nikolas prepared to check out of the hospital, and went to the nursery to get Aiden. When they arrived at the nursery they found Aiden's bassinet empty, suggesting that he was missing. On July 21, Lucky Spencer was called into the investigation of Aiden's possible kidnapping. Lucky put General Hospital into a lockdown; he suspected Helena of the crime, but she claimed innocence. On July 22, the search for baby Aiden continued, with Lucky and Mac Scorpio investigating. Baby Aiden's bassinet was found empty in an operating room. After Lucky and Nikolas found Aiden's bassinet a message appeared on television screens around the hospital, showing Franco saying "Hello boys and girls, welcome to Franco's funhouse". It was then suspected that Franco was the one who possibly kidnapped Aiden. On July 23 Lucky, Nikolas, and Elizabeth continued to search for baby Aiden, checking anything involving the number "66". They believed that the reason Franco took Aiden was because Aiden's hospital ID tag ended with 66 (Franco was fascinated with the number 66).

Franco took Aiden to give to his mother Karen, to raise as the son that she always wanted. He moved his mother and Aiden to Astoria, Oregon to start a new life. Franco's mother nicknamed the baby "Pablo". Lucky flew to Portland, and soon arrived in Astoria. With the help of Damian Spinelli Lucky found the house, learning from a neighbor that Karen and "Pablo" were out for a walk and should be back shortly. Lucky hid on the side of the house, and soon saw Karen and Aiden coming home. On August 6, 2010 Lucky disguised himself as a census taker, entering Karen's home. After asking "too many questions", he was ordered to leave. Lucky returned, disguised as a police officer investigating a case of a kidnapped baby. He then said that "Pablo" was really Aiden, and bluffed that he was Aiden's father. On August 9, Lucky retrieved Aiden from Karen, and returned him to Elizabeth and Nikolas.

On August 17, 2010 Aiden, Elizabeth and his brothers moved into Wyndemere with his "father". However, the arrangement did not work out and Elizabeth took Aiden and his brothers to stay in northern California with her sister Sarah. In October 2010 Aiden, Elizabeth and his brothers returned to Port Charles. On March 8, 2011, Elizabeth filed a DNA request to find out who Aiden's real father was. On March 16, she received the test results; as she is reading them, she is distracted by the missing Jake. In late March, Aiden's brother Jake was killed when he was hit by a car. Due to this, Aiden was now living with his father and his other brother Cameron.

On March 31, 2011 Elizabeth learned that Lucky Spencer (not Nikolas) was Aiden's father. On June 21 she admits to Lucky that Aiden is his son. On June 30 Nikolas and Spencer left Port Charles for Zurich, Switzerland; before leaving, Nikolas returned Aiden to Lucky and Elizabeth. In early July, Aiden went camping with Cameron and Lucky.

In November 2011 Olivia and Lulu noticed a bruise on Aiden's arm. While Lucky was in Ireland he received a message from Jake saying, "Go Home Daddy Aiden Sick Hurry". Lucky called home, and Luke answered; Lucky frantically told Luke to take Aiden to the hospital. Aiden is later diagnosed with Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. After receiving a blood transfusion from his aunt Lulu, Aiden fully recovered.


Cameron Spencer

Cameron Spencer
General Hospital
Portrayed byAshwyn Bagga
(2004–2006)
Braeden Walkes
(2006—)
Duration2004—
First appearanceJune 18, 2004
Created byRobert Guza, Jr.
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Nickname(s)Cam
GenderMale
Residence458 Lexington Avenue
(Queen's Pointe Suburb)
Port Charles, NY 16543

Cameron Spencer is the son of Lucky Spencer and Elizabeth Webber, although the late Zander Smith is his biological father. He is born off-screen on May 11, 2004.[14]

Character History

Having slept with Zander in October 2003 while still married to Ric Lansing, Elizabeth learned that she was pregnant. Ric and Elizabeth agreed to raise the baby as Ric's but when their marriage fell apart, she went to California to have the baby instead. Elizabeth returned on June 18, 2004, with her baby, naming him Cameron after his late grandfather Cameron Lewis. When Elizabeth reunited with Lucky, he agreed to become Cameron's father.

On January 11, 2008,[15] a misbehaving Cameron played with matches. Liz repeatedly told Cameron to leave the matches alone, but he disobeyed her. After he threw a lit match into the trash can, Liz chased Cam outside. The trash can caught fire while Liz and Cam were locked outside. Liz broke a window and saved her other baby, Jake Spencer. After renovations were complete, Liz and her children moved back in. On August 17, 2010 Cameron, Elizabeth and his brothers moved into Wyndemere. However, it did not work out and Elizabeth took Cam and his brothers to stay in northern California with her sister Sarah. In October 2010 Cam, Elizabeth and his brothers returned to Port Charles.

On December 29, 2010 Cameron went on a ski trip with his Uncle Steve and other Port Charles residents (mainly children). On the way to the ski resort, the bus crashed. All survived, except for the bus driver. During the crisis Patrick Drake referred to Cameron as "Cameron Spencer", which suggested that he had taken Lucky's surname.[16] In early July 2011, Cameron went camping with his little brother Aiden and their father Lucky.

Previous characters

Lila Rae Alcazar

Lila Rae Alcazar
General Hospital
Portrayed byGianna Crane
Duration2006–07
First appearance2006
Last appearanceDecember 2007
Cause/reasonAppeared at the Quartermaine family Christmas.
Created byRobert Guza, Jr.
Profile
Nickname(s)Lila
AliasesLila Rae Quartermaine
(birth name)
GenderFemale
ResidenceLondon, England

Lila Rae Alcazar (born Lila Rae Quartermaine) is the daughter of Skye Chandler Quartermaine and Lorenzo Alcazar. She is named after Lila Quartermaine (Skye's adoptive grandmother) and Rae Cummings (Skye's birth mother). During her pregnancy Skye feared bearing a gangster's child, and fled town with the help of Robert Scorpio. Near the birth Skye called her adoptive grandfather, Edward Quartermaine, and the call was traced by Alcazar. He found Skye, but was tied to a chair by Robert and Luke Spencer. On October 23, 2006, Skye went into labor, and Luke untied Alcazar. Skye returned to Port Charles; she and Alcazar 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 Alcazar, who vowed to kill her if she tried to take the baby from him again. In 2006 Sam McCall and Jason Morgan were on the run, and they broke into the family's home. Sam held Lila Rae and had memories of her daughter (Lila), who was stillborn. Skye covered for Sam and Jason (who was her adoptive half-brother) so they could get away. Skye conspired with Jason (knowing he wanted to kill Alcazar for his own reasons), and helped him circumvent security at the Alcazar mansion on the night of the murder. Jason later killed Alcazar; Skye was shown opening the door for him to enter. Lila Rae last appear at the Quartermaine mansion for Christmas dinner. Shortly after, Skye and Lila Rae leave town. Skye returned in March 2010, revealing that Lila Rae was in London with her grandmother and Skye's mother Rae Cummings.

Alec Barrett

Alec Barrett
General Hospital
Portrayed byQuinn Friedman
Duration2011
First appearanceMay 12, 2011
Last appearanceJuly 21, 2011
Cause/reasonMoved to Rome with his mother Brenda
Created byRobert Guza, Jr.
Profile
Nickname(s)Alec
AliasesAleksander Janacek Jr.
(birth name)
Alec Scott
GenderMale
ResidenceRome, Italy

Aleksander "Alec" Barrett (born Aleksander Janáček Jr., also known as Alec Scott) is the son of Brenda Barrett and Aleksander Janáček. He was born in 2007 or 2008.

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

Spencer Cassadine
General Hospital
Portrayed byCaden & Nicholas Laughlin
(2006)
Nathan and Spencer Casamassima
(2006–2007)
Lance Doven
(2008)
Rami Yousef
(2009)
Davin Ransom
(2009–2011)
Duration2006–2011
First appearanceFebruary 20, 2006[17]
Last appearanceJune 30, 2011
Cause/reasonMoved to Greece with his father Nikolas
Created byRobert Guza, Jr.
Profile
AliasesJohn Michael Jacks
(birth name)
GenderMale
TitleRussian royalty
ResidenceWyndemere Castle
(Spoon Island)
Port Charles, New York

Spencer Stefan Nikolosovich Cassadine (born John Michael Jacks) was born on February 20, 2006[17] to Nikolas Cassadine and Courtney Matthews (although he was originally believed to be the son of Jasper "Jax" Jacks. On Courtney's deathbed, Jax told her that Nikolas was the baby's biological father. Jax kept the secret, and raised the baby as his own. Naming the baby John Jacks (in honor of his late father), Jax soon discovered that Carly Corinthos learned the truth. She agreed to keep Jax's secret, offering to help raise baby John. Robin Scorpio also learned the child's true paternity; during the baby's christening ceremony, she revealed the truth to Nikolas. Returned to his father, baby John's name was changed to Spencer Cassadine to demonstrate the conclusion of the Cassadine/Spencer feud, admitting his ties to that family via half-siblings Lucky and Lulu and stepfather Luke.

The child's great-grandmother, Helena, hired Colleen McHenry as the baby's nanny. Colleen soon developed an unrequited crush on Nikolas, growing desperate for the two of them and Spencer to become a family. In a disguise, Colleen kidnapped Spencer from a manger on Christmas Eve and changed his name. Nikolas and Emily Quartermaine went to Moscow and found Helena christening him with a traditional Cassadine name. Helena held a knife to Spencer, but Emily punched her and took the baby. Helena escaped while they waited for the authorities. Spencer returned to town with Nikolas and Emily, where a party was thrown for him.

When Nikolas began hanging out with Nadine Crowell, a SORASed Spencer introduced Nadine to their horses and helped when Nadine and Nikolas put together his train set. Spencer was rarely seen, and it was clear that Nikolas was leaving him to be raised by his nanny. Several characters commented that Nikolas appeared to be an absentee parent; since then, Nikolas was more active in his son's life. Spencer was seen in Wyndemere and at the park. When Cameron and Jake (Spencer's adoptive cousins) went to see baby Aiden, Spencer was home with a mild cold; in June 2011 Spencer moved to Zurich, Switzerland with his father. On December 22, 2011, Lulu mentioned that Nikolas is in Greece.

Stone Cates

Stone Cates
General Hospital
Portrayed byCameron Boyce
Duration2008
First appearanceJuly 21, 2008
Last appearanceOctober 22, 2008
Cause/reasonEnd of series
Spin-off appearancesGeneral Hospital: Night Shift
Profile
GenderMale

Stone Cates II is the son of John "Jagger" Cates, he was named after his deceased uncle Michael "Stone" Cates. Jagger and Stone visited Robin Scorpio, and she noticed he acted differently than most children his age. Stone was later diagnosed with autism.

Morgan Corinthos

Morgan Corinthos
General Hospital
Portrayed byDylan and Jordan Cline
(2004–05)
Jake Simms
(2005)
George Juarez
(2005–2009)
Aaron Refvem
(2009–10)
Aaron Sanders
(2010–11)
Duration2003–11
First appearanceOctober 24, 2003
Last appearanceJuly 21, 2011
Cause/reasonLeft for military school
Created byRobert Guza, Jr.
Profile
AliasesMorgan Benson
GenderMale
ResidenceSherman-Johnston's Military Academy

Morgan Stone Corinthos is the son of Sonny Corinthos and Carly Corinthos Jacks, who is named after Jason Morgan and Stone Cates. He was born on October 24, 2003;[18] however, his birth year was changed to 1995 in 2009. He was christened December 18, 2003, with Jason Morgan and Courtney Matthews as his godparents. Morgan attended a private Catholic school, Queen of Angels.

In August 2010 Morgan went to see Sonny, despite his mother's wishes. Sonny talked with him, until Carly arrived. Carly sent Morgan home, and explained to Sonny that she was making up for past mistakes with Michael; she did not want Morgan to be around Sonny, due to his violent life. Carly asked Jax to adopt Morgan, and he agreed; however, they did not go through with the adoption before Jax's disappearance.

In late December 2010 and early January 2011 Morgan, Molly, Kristina, Michael and other Port Charles residents were on their way to a ski resort when the bus crashed. Michael, Taylor and others searched for Morgan, who eas missing with a broken leg. He later attended Sonny and Brenda's wedding, and this (with his later attendance at Kristina and Michael's graduation party) indicates that Carly was allowing him more contact with his father. He also danced with Molly Lansing. In July, Morgan and Molly "kidnapped" Josslyn to a barn until Jax promised not to take Josslyn away from Carly. Their plan failed when their sister Kristina found them.

In summer 2011, after Jax was presumed dead in a plane crash, Carly enrolled Morgan (under the name Morgan Benson) at a military school outside Port Charles to protect him from Sonny's influence. Carly said that Morgan was relieved that he is no longer being labeled as a mobster's son, and he adjusted well to his new school.

B.J. Jones

B.J. Jones
General Hospital
Portrayed byBrighton Hertford
(1986–1994)
Kirsten Storms
(2009)
First appearanceOctober 1986
Last appearanceFebruary 24, 2009
(in Maxie's dream)
Cause/reasonDied after bus accident
Profile
GenderFemale
ResidencePort Charles, New York

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

Seven-year-old BJ was left brain-dead after her school van was hit by a drunk driver in May 1994. Her father made the decision to donate BJ's organs, and her heart was transplanted into her ailing first 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 BJ'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 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 BJ lived. When she woke up, Maxie was glad to be alive. On October 6, 2011, Maxie celebrated BJ's birthday with a red heart balloon and a small stone saying "Barbara Jean Jones: Will not be forgotten". BJ was also shown in a picture.

Victor Lord III

Victor Lord III (currently known as Jason Morgan Jr.) was the son of Victor Lord Jr. and Téa Delgado. He was the younger half-brother/cousin of Danielle Manning and paternal half-brother of Sam Manning. He was born on June 1, 2012 during a thunderstorm with the help with Todd Manning. When the baby was born he wasn't crying and Todd, unable to tell if he was breathing, went to look for help, taking the child with him. On June 4, 2012 it was revealed that baby Victor was stillborn due to birth complications (respiratory failure). Todd then switched him with Jason Morgan Jr., Jason and Sam Morgan's son, who was born the same night. As a result, Téa believes that Jason Jr. is her son, Victor III. He is currently buried as Sam's child in Port Charles.

Lila McCall

Lila McCall
General Hospital
Duration2004
First appearanceNovember 8, 2004
Last appearanceNovember 8, 2004
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AliasesBaby Girl McCall
(on her grave)

Lila Morgan
(intended legal name)
GenderFemale
Cause of deathStillborn
TitleRussian royalty

Lila McCall is the stillborn daughter of Sam McCall and Sonny Corinthos. Her intended legal father was Jason Morgan. During the pregnancy, Sonny broke up with Sam and returned to Carly and the boys. Jason Morgan offered to help raise the baby, after learning that Sam was pregnant; they planned to marry before the baby arrived. When the baby was found to be a match for Kristina Corinthos-Davis, Alexis Davis asks Sam to induce labor so Kristina may receive the transplant necessary to save her life. During their argument, Sam went into premature labor and the baby was stillborn. Sonny allowed them to take the baby's umbilical cord for the stem cells needed to save Kristina's life.

On her headstone, Lila was named "Baby Girl McCall". The name "Lila" had been decided on after Jason’s grandmother, Lila Quartermaine, died while Sam was pregnant. Sam asked Jason if she could name her baby after Lila in honor of her (since Lila's maiden name was Morgan); Sam said there would be another Lila Morgan, and Jason told her that his grandmother would be pleased if they gave the baby her name. Jason (her surrogate father) was the only family member with the opportunity to see or hold her before she was buried. He planned her memorial service, since Sam was in no position to do it herself. After the ceremony Jason and Sam grieved for Lila together, helping each other heal.

Jake Spencer

Jake Spencer
General Hospital
Portrayed byLandon and Trey (2007)
Amanda, Miranda and Maryssa Jones (2007)
Edward and James Nigbor (2007–08)
James Nigbor (2009–11)
Duration2007–2011
First appearanceMay 4, 2007
May 4, 2011 (as a ghost)
Last appearanceMarch 18, 2011
August 1, 2011
(in Lucky's hallucination)
Cause/reasonDied from injuries sustained after a hit-and-run accident caused by Luke Spencer
Created byRobert Guza, Jr.
Profile
Nickname(s)Jake, Jakey,
The Small Stone Cold and The Innocent One (by Spinelli)
GenderMale
Cause of deathHit and run car accident

Jacob "Jake" Martin Spencer (occasionally referred to as Jake Webber) was the son of Jason Morgan and Elizabeth Webber and the legal son of Lucky Spencer. He is the younger brother of Cameron Webber and the older brother of Aiden Spencer. After catching her husband Lucky Spencer in bed with Maxie Jones, Elizabeth ran to Jason. A short time later Elizabeth learned she was pregnant, and had a paternity test done. After receiving the test results Elizabeth kept the father's identity a secret, letting everyone believe that Lucky is the father. Shortly after being held hostage with most of the other characters during the Metro Court robbery, Elizabeth told Jason the truth while they were stuck in an elevator. Elizabeth gave birth to a baby boy, naming him Jacob Martin Spencer (with Jason's initials "JM"), on May 4, 2007.

Jake was kidnapped from the park while Elizabeth had her back turned. The kidnapping was witnessed by Sam McCall, who froze and did nothing to stop it. Jason, who had recently murdered Lorenzo Alcazar, was anxious to go free to find his son. After Jason was released on bail, Amelia Joffe had a phone conversation with a woman named Maureen Harper. During the phone call Amelia heard a newborn baby crying in the background and, knowing that Maureen's baby died in a house fire, realized that Maureen was baby Jake's kidnapper. Jason and Amelia drove to Maureen's home, where they learned that the baby was indeed Jake. Maureen handed the baby over and revealed that Sam witnessed the kidnapping. Returning to Port Charles, Jason reunited Elizabeth with her son before he was arrested for jumping bail.

During the Black and White Ball at Wyndemere Castle, Lucky and Elizabeth got into a heated argument. Jason came in and admitted the truth, stating that he is Jake's father. Elizabeth confirms it, much to Lucky's dismay. Jake is again kidnapped by Jason's enemies, and is rescued by Jason and Sam. In September 2009, during a carnival outside the hospital, Jake was buried under a collapsed tent when his biological great-grandfather (Edward Quartermaine, suffering a heart attack) crashed his car on the midway. Jake was rushed to the hospital, but had no serious injuries.

On August 17, 2010, Jake, Elizabeth and his brothers moved into Wyndemere. However, the living arrangement did not work out and Elizabeth took the boys to stay with her sister Sarah in northern California. In October 2010 Jake, Elizabeth and his brothers returned to Port Charles. In January 2011, after visiting his brother Cam, Jake spent time with Jason and Sam.

In March 2011, Jake was struck by a hit-and-run driver. He was declared brain-dead, and placed on life support. After Carly learned of this, she went to Jason and informed him that her daughter Josslyn had cancer and needed an organ transplant. She asked Jason for one of Jake's kidneys. Lucky and Elizabeth agreed to give Jake's kidney to Josslyn. Jake's death served as the catalyst for Robin Scorpio and her estranged husband, Patrick Drake, to reunite.

There were seven suspects in the crime: Lisa Niles, Carly Corinthos, Sam McCall, Robin Scorpio, Luke Spencer, Sonny Corinthos and an unknown driver.[19] It was revealed that Luke was the one who accidentally hit Jake.[20] On April 7 Luke had a nightmare about Jake and in May, Elizabeth began to see Jake as a ghost. In June Jake was seen by Elizabeth, who then worried about her sanity; however, she also took comfort from the visions because in them Jake was happy. On August 1, Lucky sees Jake in an hallucination after being drugged.

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  19. ^ March 21–25 episodes.
  20. ^ March 25, 2011 episode.