List of miscellaneous General Hospital characters


List of miscellaneous General Hospital characters

The following are notable characters from the American soap opera General Hospital who do not warrant individual articles.

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Shawn Butler

Shawn Butler
General Hospital
Portrayed by Sean Blakemore
Duration 2011–present
First appearance January 24, 2011
Created by Robert Guza, Jr.
Profile
Gender Male
Occupation Former science teacher
Former U. S. Marine
Former Hired mercenary
Former bodyguard for Carly Corinthos and Josslyn Jacks
Residence Port Charles, New York
Raised in Detroit[1]

Shawn Butler is a fictional character from the original ABC Daytime, soap opera, General Hospital portrayed by Sean Blakemore. The character first appears on January 21, 2011 on a recurring basis. On April 6, 2011, Blakemore was put on contract with the soap. [3]

Shawn is first seen comforting Molly Lansing who has just witnessed a car accident which triggers memories of her family friends in a bus crash. Molly believes she is suffering from bipolar disorder but Shawn helps her realize it is just posttraumatic stress disorder which he suffered from himself, being a former marine. Shawn then meets Carly Corinthos, Molly's aunt. The two seem to make a connection. Shawn reveals he is in Port Charles to interview for a security position. Carly wants to repay him for taking care of Molly. He doesn't accept.

He later bumps into his boss Theo Hoffman, who is later revealed to be the crime figure, The Balkan. Theo, who is also an attorney works with Diane Miller and Alexis Davis, Molly's mother. Shawn is sent to beat up Johnny Zacchara on Theo's orders to remind Johnny he has a job to do. He is later sent to follow Siobhan McKenna, another person who works for The Balkan. Theo fears detective Lucky Spencer may have turned Siobahn.

On February 18, Shawn is sent to kidnap, Brenda Barrett on her wedding day and bring her to Theo. Shawn never gets the chance because there are too many witnesses. Shawn is followed by Sam McCall who tries to stop him. He takes her hostage until her boyfriend, hitman Jason Morgan, arrives. Shawn explains he never signed on as a killer which is why he couldn't go through with the job. Jason and Sam enlist Shawn to help them get evidence against Theo. Shawn is almost killed during a shoot out. Carly finds a wounded Shawn and takes him back to her house to patch him when mobster Sonny Corinthos, Brenda's new husband arrives and threatens to kill him. Sonny's son Dante Falconeri manages to talk his father out of killing Shawn.

When Shawn is in the hospital, he foils another attempt on his life by Theo while Molly watches. When Shawn goes to retrieve some documents that can help Jason find Theo, who kidnapped Brenda, he is shot once again and goes to Carly's house, explaining he didn't want to risk going to Jason and Sonny directly in case Theo's henchmen were waiting for him. Carly is the only person he trusts at this point. She patches him just in time for her estranged husband, Jasper Jacks, to catch them together and assume the worst.

When Franco begins to menace Carly and Josslyn, Jason hires Shawn to be their bodyguard. Jax doesn't approve and attempts to pay Shawn to leave town. He refuses saying it is his job to protect Josslyn. On April 20, Shawn is approached by Molly, who asks to interview him about his time in Afghanistan for a school project. Though flattered, Shawn tells Molly he can't talk about his experiences. In May 2011, Jax digs up some dirt on Shawn in order to use it against Carly in their custody case. Instead, Shawn quits. Carly later rehires him. Shawn continues clashing with Jax. Shawn later opens up to Carly about his family and that he previously lived in Seattle and has two sisters who are teachers. After Jax digs up more dirt on Shawn's past that could be used against Carly in the custody battle for Josslyn, and reveals it to Carly, she is forced to regretfully fire him. Jax subpoenas Shawn in his custody battle with Carly over Josslyn.

In July 2011, Shawn takes a special interest in Carly and Josslyn believing Jax will be back and won't stop until he get Josslyn back. He even ends up baby sitting Josslyn with Carly's approval. Shawn also reveals that he worked as a science teacher before he enlisted in the marines and he was offered a similar job in Washington, D. C. and Carly urges him to take the job. On August 8, Shawn attempts to stop Jax from kidnapping Josslyn, but his efforts are stalled when goes into a trance like state and begins having flashbacks of a little girl that he accidentally hurt. Fortunately, Shawn is able to bring Josslyn back to Carly after Dr. Robin Scorpio talks Jax into it.

Shawn serves as a distraction for Carly after Jax's plane crashes and he is presumed dead. Later, Shawn reveals that Carly's boat, the Silent Lady is missing from the dock and that it was Jax who took it and he also points out that she hasn't signed her divorce papers yet. Meanwhile, Carly pressures Shawn to take a teaching job at PC High. On September 15, it is learned that Shawn has been hired by Jason to assist Sonny in running the organization, while Jason is preparing to get married. Later, Shawn cooks for Carly at Kelly's and they would also dance together.

Later, when Sonny's son Dante is shot at the coffee wearhouse, Shawn comes to keep the cops from jumping to any conclusions and discovers has left stolen drugs inside. After getting rid of the cops by building a bomb, Shawn & Carly move the drugs into the panic room and end up getting locked inside. Carly spends the next few hours trying to get Shawn to open up about his life. He eventually reveals that he is originally from Detroit and they manage to escape when Carly unknowingly steps on a button. In order to keep the cops from questioning them any further, Carly insinuates that she and Shawn slept together, and Michael overhears. Michael then tells Sonny about the "incident" causing Sonny to fire Shawn.

In October 2011, when Carly receives a present from Franco, for Josslyn, she goes to Shawn for help. She believes Jason and Sam are in danger on their honeymoon in Hawaii and Shawn decides to go to Hawaii to check on things. But Carly follows him to the airport with Josslyn. Jason notices that Shawn is a little flustered around Carly but doesn't think much of it. He then realizes something is going on when Carly is acting funny as well. The two bond over the next few days and on October 27, they share their first kiss.

In November 2011, on Carly's birthday, she has a few drinks at Jake's while trying to make Shawn jealous after she finds him on a date with another woman. The two are later talking out by the docks and find the body of Dr. Lisa Niles floating in the water. They must pretend that they sleeping together again to maintain that they had nothing to do with the murder. On November 11, Veteran's Day, Carly finds Shawn at Kelly's sending a package to a little boy named TJ. TJ was the son of one of Shawn's fellow marines, Tommy. Tommy was the man that Shawn accidentally killed during combat. Later, Shawn opens up about his father, "Big Ray" Butler. He and his dad were very close and always shared a glass of milk each night before they went to bed. One night when Shawn was 6 years old, they ran out of milk, and Ray decided to go to the store to get some, bringing Shawn along. When Shawn is in the candy isle, they here commotion in front of the store and sends Shawn to hide. Shawn gets scared and runs to his father's side as a gang member shoots him. Shawn hangs a flag for veterans in Kelly's window and they later salute his dad with a glass of milk.

Max Giambetti

Max Giambetti
General Hospital
Portrayed by Derk Cheetwood
(2002-present)
Duration 2002-present
First appearance 2002
Profile
Gender Male
Occupation Bodyguard for Sonny Corinthos
Residence Port Charles, New York

Max Giambetti is a fictional character on the long running ABC soap opera General Hospital. He first appeared in 2002 and remained on the series since. He is portrayed by Derk Cheetwood.

Max is Sonny’s driver and bodyguard. He has been a faithful employee of Sonny’s for years. Max would do anything for Sonny. He’s gone above and beyond the call of duty to tend to Sonny’s business. Max has also been there for Sonny’s battles with his mental illness. He has always kept Sonny’s family safe. Max is the ideal employee. He is loyal, honest, sincere, sweet, and funny.

It’s unfortunate Max doesn’t have a woman in his life. He’s handsome and well mannered. Recently there was some great chemistry between Max and Diane Miller. It’s true Max has a bit of a crush on Carly. Out of respect for Sonny, Max has never acted on his feelings. He did, however, leave Sonny to go work for Carly at the Metro Court. Recently, Max came back to work for Sonny.

We don’t really know much about Max’s past. We do know Max is the older brother of Milo Giambetti. Together, Max and Milo are hilarious. It probably doesn’t hurt actors Derk and Drew Cheetwood are brothers in real life as well. We really need to see much more of this character.

Milo Giambetti

Milo Giambetti
General Hospital
Portrayed by Drew Cheetwood
(2006-present)
Duration 2006 - present
First appearance 2006
Profile
Gender Male
Occupation Bodyguard for Sonny Corinthos
Residence Port Charles, New York

Milo Giambetti is a fictional character on the long running ABC soap opera General Hospital. He has been portrayed by Drew Cheetwood since the character's first appearance in 2006.

Milo is an employee of Sonny’s. He divides his time between playing bodyguard and driver. Milo is young and a bit inexperienced. He is sort of hot headed. Milo uses his brawn, not his brain to resolve problems.

Milo is a sweet and sincere guy. He is loyal, trustworthy, and well mannered. He’s also really funny. Sometimes, Milo talks “out of turn.” Max usually corrects him. Milo is very easy on the eyes. It’s safe to say Milo is also a bit “dense.” Though Milo is no rocket scientist, he means well and does what he’s told.

Milo doesn’t really have a love interest. He does have a one-way crush on Lulu Spencer. The two have never gone beyond being friends. Milo treats Lulu with respect and courtesy. He literally would do anything for her. Milo fell for Lulu when she needed protection and came to stay with Sonny.

Milo is the younger brother of Max Giambetti. The two brothers have a pretty typical relationship. Real life brothers, Drew and Derk Cheetwood have great on screen chemistry.

Not much is known about Milo’s past.

Abby Haver

Abby Haver
General Hospital
Portrayed by Andrea Bogart
(2010-present)
Duration 2010-present
First appearance October 5, 2010
Created by Robert Guza Jr.
Profile
Aliases Abigail Martha Haver
(full name)
Candy
(former stripper name)
Gender Female
Occupation Current
  • Student
  • Executive Assistant at ELQ
    Former
  • Stripper
Residence 827 Emerson, Apartment 3-C
Port Charles, New York

Abigail Martha "Abby" Haver is a fictional character on the ABC soap opera General Hospital. She has been portrayed by Andrea Bogart on a recurring status since the character's first appearance in October 2010.

Abby Haver is first introduced as a friend of Sam McCall's as Candy, a stripper. When Michael Corinthos tells his uncle, Jason Morgan he doesn't have any experience with a girl, Sam decides to help and calls Abby. Michael pushes Abby away when he feels they are moving too fast. Despite a disastrous first "date" they continue run into one another. The two later bump into one another at Kelly's Diner. Michael is with his cousin, Molly. Abby admits she does like Michael and would really like to see him again. Abby later encourages Michael to enjoy his years in high school. She opens up about when she was in an abusive relationship. Michael almost opens up about being in prison, but he changes his mind.

Michael and Abby continue to meet at Kelly's to talk about their pasts and their future ambitions, and to get to know one another better. Later on one of their dates, they both admitted to enjoying their talks and spending time with one another. On November 17, Michael and Abby ran into each another on the docks and decided to exchange phone numbers. On December 10, Michael asked Abby out. She agreed. They decided to start dating. Their happiness is short-lived however, when Michael's mother Carly comes upon them in Kelly's and disapproves of their relationship because of the age difference. Michael opened up to Sam. He told her about his feelings for Abby at the same time his mother was warning Abby away. However after a long conversation and a brief run in with Kiefer's best friend, during which Abby defended Michael, she came around and accepts Michael's offer to go on a date. Carly continues to disapprove of Michael and Abby's relationship and tries to keep them apart, but both Michael and Abby warn Carly to stay out of their relationship.

On January 31, Abby's ex-boyfriend Brandon Lowell tries to rape Abby in the street. Micheal hears her screams. After he comes over to try and help, he gets flashbacks of him and Carter in prison. He momentarily freezes during this recollection. When he breaks out of it, he begins to beat Brandon until Jason comes and pulls him off of him. Dante arrests Brandon. Abby is taken to the hospital. Michael and Jason sit down to have a talk. He finally breaks down and admits to Jason that Carter raped him in prison. Michael later tells Dante and Abby the truth about what happened to him in prison. Abby remains supportive of him. Abby soon decides she wants better for herself and she no longer wanted to be a stripper. So with Michael supporting her and by her side, she went to Johnny Zacchara, the owner of the club where she previously worked and quit her job. While Abby searches for another job and Michael comes to terms with the events in his life, they continue to date, and soon decide to go on their first real date together at her apartment. On March 28, Michael and Abby make love for the first time. In August 2011 Michael takes Abby to his father's island in which she enjoys the first night but after the second day the two get into an arguement about responsibility and work. After a bit, Abby sees Michael is starting to act like his father Sonny and worries he will still join the mob and parade her around like his father's island girls.

Matt Hunter

Matt Hunter
General Hospital
Portrayed by Jason Cook
(2008-present)
Duration 2008 - present
First appearance June 26, 2008
Profile
Aliases Matthew Hunter
Matt Drake
Dr. Feelgood
(by J.T.)
Gender Male
Occupation Surgeon at General Hospital
Residence Port Charles, New York

Dr. Matthew Randall "Matt" Hunter is a fictional character on the soap opera General Hospital. He has been portrayed by Jason Cook since the characters first appearance in 2008.

Not much was known about Dr. Matt Hunter when he arrived in Port Charles in June of 2008 except he had beaten out thousands of applicants for a medical fellowship paid for by Nikolas Cassadine. Matt spent his time shuffling between the new Emily Quartermaine Clinic and General Hospital. He was charming with the ladies, but appeared to have dark secrets. He met with Logan Hayes at one point in what appeared to be an attempt to distribute counterfeit drugs. Maxie Jones interrupted them.

Maxie took an instant disliking to the young handsome doctor. Her attitude didn't improve when she learned Mac had rented out Georgie's bedroom to him. Maxie objected to Matt staying in her slain sister's room. She took every opportunity to discredit the doctor so Mac would be forced to throw Matt out of her home. To her frustration, each of her attempts failed miserably. Despite her animosity, Matt revealed part of his past to Maxie. In August 2008, Matt told her he had lost a patient due to the counterfeit drugs. He had trailed the drugs to Port Charles, which was why he had accepted the fellowship.

Matt's investigation nearly cost him his life when Jerry Jacks decided to eliminate the people snooping into the drug ring. He set the Emily Quartermaine Clinic on fire with Matt and nurse Nadine Crowell trapped inside. Luckily, Nikolas managed to save Matt and Nadine before they perished in the fire.

While Matt recuperated from extensive second degree burns and smoke inhalation at General Hospital, he received a visit from his father, Noah Drake. Patrick was stunned to learn he had a half-brother. Matt was not enthusiastic. He had known about Patrick all along but had never reached out to his brother because of their father. Noah had made it clear he wanted nothing to do with Matt long before. Matt had been the product of a brief affair Noah wanted to forget. He had sent child support to Matt's mother but had never had any contact with his son.

Over the months, Patrick tried to get to know his younger brother. Matt was resistant at first, but eventually he became receptive to the overtures. By the time Patrick married Robin, Matt was a welcomed member of his brother's family. Noah, however, continued to keep his distance from Matt.

In February 2009, Matt was exposed to a deadly biotoxin during a routine surgery for an accident victim. The biotoxin took the life of nurse Leyla Mir. Matt survived but was overwhelmed with guilt because he had exposed his surgical team to the deadly toxin. No one blamed Matt because he'd had no way of knowing the patient had swallowed three spheres of the poison before the car accident necessitating the surgery.

Matt and Patrick grew closer when Patrick and Robin had a daughter named Emma. Matt was concerned about some of Robin's behaviors as she adjusted to motherhood. He suggested Robin might have postpartum depression. Patrick disagreed and was offended by Matt's comments. In time, Patrick agreed Matt was correct. Matt helped Patrick stage an intervention for Robin to address her illness. While Robin was away receiving treatment, Matt temporarily moved in with Patrick to help care for Emma.

Patrick's reputation as a brilliant surgeon continued to overshadow Matt's efforts at the hospital. When Mayor Floyd's mistress, Brianna Hughes, required surgery after a fall in the shower, Matt insisted he could perform the risky surgery without Patrick's assistance. Brianna died on the operating table. Although Matt had not made any mistakes during the surgery, many hospital staff members insinuated Patrick's surgical brilliance could have saved her. Brianna's parents filed a medical malpractice suit against Matt. The suit was later dropped when injuries the mayor's wife, Andrea Floyd, inflicted on Brianna were deemed the cause of Brianna's death.

Matt enjoyed flirting with many of the women in Port Charles, but he was especially drawn to Robin's cousin Maxie. At the time, Maxie was engaged to Spinelli. Matt accused Maxie of not being ready to get married. When Maxie continued to rebuff his attempts to date her, Matt asked Lulu Spencer to be his date to the hospital carnival. The date never happened because Matt had to work.

When Patrick's former college girlfriend, Lisa Niles, moved to Port Charles, Matt sensed Lisa was still interested in Patrick, despite her claims otherwise. Matt received the go-ahead from his brother to pursue Lisa, but she only wanted Patrick. Although Patrick doubted Matt's theory Lisa wanted to rekindle her college romance, Matt warned Lisa that Patrick loved his wife.

Maxie eventually warmed up to the idea of dating Matt when she planned to use Matt to make Spinelli jealous. Maxie explained Spinelli would see her with another man and then Spinelli would pursue her once again. Maxie's plan backfired when Spinelli decided to let her go. Maxie developed real feelings for Matt. Eventually, Matt and Maxie's relationship became real.

Matt and Maxie hit a snag in their relationship when Matt questioned Robin's sanity. Lisa and Robin often argued publicly, and each accused the other of being mentally unstable after Patrick's one-night stand with Lisa was revealed. Matt doubted Maxie when she claimed to have seen Lisa trying to inject a syringe into Robin's IV line. Only Maxie had seen the syringe. When Matt and Patrick searched, they were unable to find it. Matt showed Maxie he believed her when he agreed to help Maxie search for the syringe. Maxie and Matt broke in to Johnny Zacchara's penthouse. They did not find the syringe but overheard a conversation between Johnny and Lisa that confirmed the syringe existed and was in Johnny's possession.

Matt and Maxie grew closer. Maxie panicked when she found a small jewelry box in Matt's coat pocket with an engagement ring. Maxie feared Matt would propose, so she explained to him she wasn't ready to get married. Matt quickly explained the ring actually belonged to Robin. Matt had picked up the ring from the jeweler's on Patrick's behalf. Matt assured Maxie he was perfectly content to take things slowly because he wasn't ready for marriage either. Matt and Maxie ended the night with a game of Twister.

On October 6, Matt tells Elizabeth that his mother, Donna, died from compantics resulting in a childbirth. His sibling was born stillborn and Patrick doesnt even know.

Epiphany Johnson

Epiphany Johnson
General Hospital
Portrayed by Sonya Eddy
(2006-present)
Duration 2006-present
First appearance March 3, 2006
Profile
Gender Female
Occupation Head Nurse at General Hospital
Residence Port Charles, New York

Epiphany Johnson is a fictional character on the soap opera General Hospital. She has been portrayed by Sonya Eddy on a recurring status from 2006-2007, and on a contract status from 2007-present.

Non-nonsense nurse Epiphany Johnson is a force to be reckoned with. A full-figured woman who speaks her mind and doesn't mince words, Epiphany is quite intimidating. She is a dedicated nurse who doesn't tolerate anyone giving less than 110%. She will call out doctors and nurses alike, when she feels they are being less than professional. She has a strong moral compass never tested more than when her only son, Stanford, decided to go to work for mob boss, Sonny Corinthos. Epiphany strongly disapproved of her son squandering his education on spying for the mob. Despite her objections to Stan's career choices, Epiphany loved her son fiercely. She never stopped trying to convince him to make different choices. Sadly, Epiphany would see her greatest fear realized when, during a phone call with Stan, she heard him killed in a mob-ordered hit. The pain of losing her son in such a violent manner took its toll on Epiphany.

In February 2008, Epiphany suffered a serious heart attack and collapsed in the hospital locker room. She had just received her son's cremated ashes and was clutching them in her hands when they found her. Luckily, the doctors were able to save her life.

Diane Miller

Diane Miller
General Hospital
Portrayed by Carolyn Hennesy
(2007-present)
Duration 2007-present
First appearance January 3 2007
Profile
Gender Female
Occupation Partner in Mason, Petrovich, and Miller Law Firm
Lawyer
Residence Port Charles, New York

Diane Miller is a fictional character on the soap opera General Hospital. She has been portrayed by actress Carolyn Hennesy since the character's first appearance in late December 2006.

In January 2007, mobster Sonny Corinthos hired Diane Miller to represent him based on her reputation as a brilliant attorney with a dry wit, acerbic observations, blunt manner, and nearly perfect courtroom record. Her top-notch trial skills worked. With Diane's help, Sonny once again escaped the long arm of the law. As Sonny was on trial for the death of Lorenzo Alcazar, Diane advised Sonny to remarry his ex-wife Carly Jacks so she wouldn't have to testify against him. When a woman with information that exonerated Sonny stepped forward, Diane informed Sonny he could annul his marriage to Carly, but he convinced Diane not to tell Carly.

Diane next defended Sonny's top enforcer, Jason Morgan, implicated in the murder. Sam, who was working against Jason at the time, and Carly hated each other. Diane happened to walk into Jason's penthouse as Sam and Carly got into a fistfight. After forcefully getting their attention, Diane informed the women the police were on their way with a search warrant to look for evidence to tie Jason to the crime. Diane kept the cops from finding anything incriminating.

Elizabeth was added to the list of witnesses for the prosecution. Jason worried it might be revealed he was the father of her youngest son Jake. Opposing council Ric Lansing also knew the truth. He had a videotape showing Jason with a gun and audio of Alcazar uttering the name, "Morgan," before a gunshot and a thud.

Evidence surfaced that cast doubt as to whether Alcazar was actually dead. Diane cross-examined the county coroner and got him to admit he had never performed an autopsy on the man presumed to be Alcazar. The new information was enough to sway the jury who acquitted Jason.

Kate Howard, editor in chief of Crimson, had a mishap with a police cruiser, having sideswiped it. Diane worked a plea bargain with the prosecutor, who had a thing for high fashion. She bribed the prosecutor with couture apparel. Kate was given community service at the hospital. Diane's love of fashion and the finer things in life, especially shoes, was enhanced by her friendship with Kate. Her occasional legal work for Kate has been rewarded with sneak peeks at the latest fashion trends and some delectable apparel.

Diane next represented Elizabeth Spencer, who was divorcing her husband, Lucky. Lucky hired Diane's rival, Alexis Davis. As the two attorneys worked together on a settlement, they began to become friends. During the proceedings, Lucky and Elizabeth agreed to share custody of Jake and Cameron.

In January 2008, both Diane and Alexis Davis were nominated for Litigator of the Year. On their way to the ceremony, they were kicked off of a plane for bickering and arguing with the flight attendant, rented a car, got stuck in the middle of nowhere with a flat tire, and got into trouble at a dive bar.

On the way home from Philadelphia, after having missed the ceremony, their rental car broke down -- again. They broke into another dive bar for shelter. Because it was freezing and the thermostat was out of order, they had to put on their cherished designer gowns and a couple of found coats over their clothes to keep warm.

During the night, Diane said she felt she didn't deserve the award. If she were to win, she would give it to Alexis. She explained she'd once represented a man accused of rape. The man had been accused of raping and murdering a teenage girl because she was black. He was actually guilty. Diane knew she could have gotten him off but hadn't been able to bring herself to have a racist murderer released. However, he had been stabbed in prison. Diane had felt she was partially responsible for his death. Despite her guilt, she knew she'd done the right thing. Alexis refused to accept the award, admitting he had killed Lorenzo Alcazar's brother, Luis, because he had been responsible for the death of her sister.

That April, Jason retained Diane to represent his mother, Monica, after she was arrested for drunk driving and hit-and-run, which occurred the same night Alexis' daughter, Sam, had been hit by a car. At the trial, Sam stated she wanted to drop the charges, but the judge refused. Alexis and her nephew, Nikolas, argued Monica should not be sentenced because she was a valuable asset to the community. Monica was sent to rehab and given six months of community service.

After Sonny's eldest son, Michael, was shot in an attempt on Sonny's life, Diane and Alexis had drinks at Jake's. Alexis worried about her daughters, as she knew Sonny's life endangered their safety too. Diane, having had a bit too much to drink, retreated to Sonny's house and encountered a drunken Max. He was devastated Michael was in a coma and felt guilty he hadn't been at the warehouse to protect Michael and Sonny. To comfort Max, Diane kissed him.

Later, Alexis walked in, shocked to find Diane and Max in the throes of passion on the couch. Sonny was furious after he found out about their relationship and ordered them to end it, even going so far as to threaten to end Max's job. After Diane failed to keep Anthony Zacchara in prison, Sonny vowed to send Max to Puerto Rico because his relationship with Diane was throwing her off her game. Max stood up to Sonny and forcefully told him to back off, which Sonny seemed to respect.

Diane tried to help Alexis devise a legal means to force Sonny to give up custody of Kristina, Sonny and Alexis' daughter.

To keep the Corinthos Empire safe from the Zaccharas, Sonny and Jason cooked up a plan to have Jason take the helm of the business, effectively allowing Sonny to retire. Once running the "Morgan Organization," Jason made it clear to Diane and Max he had no problem with their relationship as long as it did not interfere with business.

During a break from counseling Damien Spinelli on how to woo Maxie, Diane presided over the agreement between Sonny and Carly. To protect their boys, it gave full custody of Michael and Morgan to Carly.

As Max showed Diane the engagement ring Sonny had bought Kate, Diane mistakenly believed Max had asked for her hand in marriage. Caught off-guard, she agreed. She quickly called Alexis and admitted she wasn't ready to marry -- anyone. Max confided in Sonny he'd jumped the gun and wanted to back out. Unbeknownst to either pair, Alexis had pushed Diane to give the ring back. Sonny advised Max to ask for it back. Once face-to-face, Diane and Max blurted at the same time they were not ready for marriage.

In July, Diane agreed to help Patrick Drake sue Robin Scorpio, represented by Alexis, for visitation/custody rights of their then-unborn child. However, without any effort by either attorney, Patrick and Robin agreed during the hearing to share custody.

After Logan Hayes was found dead, Jason was arrested for murder. Diane agreed to represent him. She wanted to point the authorities toward Lulu Spencer. Jason refused to implicate Lulu. Sonny wanted to regain control over his organization. Jason refused, pointing to Sonny's increasingly erratic behavior. Neither Jason nor Sonny would allow Diane to drop them as clients, so she kept representing both of them, despite the clear conflict of interest.

Upon discovering Sonny, though engaged to Kate, had engaged in a one-night stand with his ex-wife, Carly, Diane pushed Sonny to be honest with Kate. When the truth was revealed, Kate forgave Sonny. Carly and her husband, Jasper "Jax" Jacks, broke up. Max told Diane it was her fault Carly and Jax's marriage was on the rocks. Max agreed it wasn't really cheating, since Sonny and Kate had not yet been married.

Diane asked, based on Max's definition of faithfulness, if he'd ever cheated on her. He answered indirectly, asking how he could have cheated, as they'd only had a casual relationship. Diane angrily broke up with him. Later, she broke down in Jason's arms. The following day, Max showed up with a boom box blasting Al Green's song "Let's Stay Together."

During Sonny and Kate's fall wedding ceremony, Anthony attempted to kill Sonny but hit Kate instead. Anthony framed rival gangster Andrei Karpov. Diane tried to keep Sonny's involvement with Karpov secret, but the truth was discovered. To protect Kate, Sonny broke off his engagement.

When Diane found out that Max's father, Maximus Giambetti, was headed to town, she also learned Milo, whom their father called "Mario," was Max's half-brother. Their father had been deported to Sicily because of his mob activity. Diane, Milo, and Jason agreed to help Max pretend to be the head of the organization. As Max, Milo, and Diane showed Maximus the office, Jason arrived, dressed casually. Diane introduced him as Max's bodyguard. Over the next few days, others were inadvertently drawn into the ruse, including Carly and Claudia, who both pretended to be amorously linked to Max -- which infuriated Diane.

After Karpov was found dead, Jason was the top suspect. To help Jason, Spinelli hacked into the Department of Defense, Witness Protection, and Interpol databases. FBI Agent Rayner discovered what Spinelli had done and arrested him for treason. Rayner was using Spinelli as a bargaining chip to get the goods on Jason or Sonny. Diane did what she could to keep Spinelli, Jason, and Sonny from being tried.

Diane agreed to represent Carly in her divorce proceedings. Naturally, Alexis represented Jax. Neither Diane nor Alexis wanted the couple to split and hatched a plan to emphasize to each of their respective clients the downside and pitfalls of divorce. The couple eventually decided to reconcile.

After the mysterious death of Brianna Hughes in the hotel room of Mayor Floyd, the Hughes family hired Diane to represent them in a wrongful death lawsuit against Patrick. Alexis begged Diane not to take the case but would not explain why it was so important to her. Alexis finally admitted to her friend she and the mayor had once had an affair. As if things couldn't get worse, Alexis was arrested and charged with hit-and-run after someone ran Claudia off the road.

Though Alexis didn't believe she had caused the accident, she suspected Kristina might have. Diane represented her friend, but it was Nikolas who worked his political connections to get Alexis sentenced to community service.

After Sonny discovered Claudia was responsible for Michael having been shot and put into a coma for a year, he verbally attacked her at her birthday party. Many people witnessed his tirade. Claudia, feeling her back was against a wall, kidnapped a very pregnant Carly, stole a car, and drove away. Carly was able to get away from her captor as she went into labor and gave birth to baby Josslyn in a cabin. Claudia found them and, in a state of mental breakdown, thought the baby was hers.

As Carly was begging for Claudia to give her baby back, Michael entered the room and saw Claudia with his baby sister in a basket. He reacted by grabbing an ax handle and striking Claudia, killing her. Jason, Sam, Carly, and Sonny helped cover up Michael's involvement.

After Sonny shot Dominic, not knowing his name was really Dante Falconeri and Dante was his son with Kate's cousin Olivia, Diane got Sonny out on bail. The catch was, the bail was so high he would lose everything he owned if he were to skip bail and go on the run. Despite that, Diane and Carly urged Sonny to leave town and be a free man. Sonny refused, wanting to build a relationship with Dante. He also worried the spotlight of Claudia's trial might turn toward Michael. In fact, Sonny decided to confess to Claudia's murder.

Diane's defense of Sonny against murder charges in Claudia's death allowed her to finally team up in the courtroom with her dear friend Alexis. The partnership took a little prodding on Diane's part. Alexis finally saw it Diane's way and joined the defense team on Diane's terms, as a partner in Diane's firm. Once again, Diane's power of persuasion ruled the day.

After court one day, Alexis walked into her living room to find Kristina, who had been dating physically abusive Kiefer, beaten and unconscious -- just as Kiefer ran out of the house. She carried her daughter to the car and drove her to the hospital. As Kiefer emerged in the road, a stunned Alexis hit him and kept driving. Kiefer later died from his injuries. Diane informed Alexi, because it was her second hit-and-run and the victim died, she would likely serve time. Diane advised Alexis to either confess immediately or not at all. Diane was successful in keeping Alexis from serving time. Kiefer's father launched a civil suit.

During the contentious trial, both the Diane/Alexis team and prosecutor Claire Walsh engaged in ethically questionable tactics. Diane encouraged Maxie to perjure herself and knowingly accepted Carly's bogus testimony. The adults in Michael's life arranged for him to leave the country until the trial ended. Claire assumed Michael's testimony would incriminate Sonny. Claire did everything she could to find Michael, including taking Morgan out of school on false pretenses to question him about Michael's whereabouts.

Judge Carroll became very impatient with their courtroom antics. As the jury deliberated, Dante connected with Michael, who had returned to Port Charles. Michael gave Dante the proof Michael had been the one to kill Claudia -- the bloody shirt he'd worn that night. Dante, knowing Michael had simply defended his mother, went to court and announced Sonny hadn't done the deed. Dante assumed Michael would be ordered to attend counseling and given community service.

However, Judge Carroll, angry the trial had been a farce and feeling Michael would be better off in prison than surrounded by the violence dominating his childhood, sentenced Michael to five years in Pentonville with the possibility of parole after two.

Diane filed an appeal. Claire agreed to help right the injustice. Diane helped Claire convict Jason, with the condition Jason be sentenced to Pentonville and share a cell with Michael to protect him from the guards and other prisoners. Dante convinced Judge Carroll to reverse his decision. The judge insisted Michael live with Dante and he have minimal contact with Sonny. Diane began working on a way to get Jason freed but was doubtful it would work. Diane was forced to break the bad news to Jason he wasn't getting out of prison anytime soon. Claire agreed to let Jason out of Pentonville in order to act as bait for psycho artist Franco and later got him out permanently on a technicality.

To distract himself from Brenda, Sonny focused his attention on Claire. Diane called him out about using Claire to compromise the prosecution. Diane was always suspicious of Claire's agenda and berated Sonny for trusting her. After seeing Sonny and Brenda kiss, Diane confided in Alexis the wrath of a scorned Claire would not be pretty. As Diane predicted, Brenda and Sonny renewed their relationship. To Diane's surprise, Claire elected to stay in Port Charles and told Diane and Alexis she wanted to join their firm. Diane cautioned Claire to think carefully about what it would be like to live in the same town as Sonny and see him with another woman.

Brenda and Dante were being sued in a wrongful death suit over the killing of a henchman of an international criminal known as the Balkan. Brenda had shot the henchman in self-defense. Theo Hoffman was sent from Diane and Alexis' New York office to defend them. Theo had a very abrasive personality. Jason didn't like the way he was treating Brenda. Diane explained Theo was getting Brenda ready to testify. She would do the same thing.

Jason was afraid Brenda would crack. If the truth about Brenda and Dante's hiding the body of the Balkan's son, Alexander, were revealed, Dante could lose his badge. Michael's parole would be in jeopardy. Over Diane's strong objections, Jason ordered Spinelli to do a background check on Theo. Diane refused to condone an illegal investigation of a colleague. After all the cases she'd handled for Jason, Diane resented his lack of faith in her and her firm. d She did her best to distract Spinelli from the search.

Spinelli had decided to write the adventures of the Jackal P.I. After overhearing Diane composing what sounded like a steamy romance novel, he thought she would be the perfect collaborator. Eager to explore her creative roots, Diane relished the assignment.

Lucky wanted Spinelli to investigate a possible connection between Jerry Jacks and Alexander, the Balkan's son. Diane explained because Alexander was killed years before, the trial had to be cold. Lucky called her on the fact because she was Jason's lawyer, she knew Brenda had killed Alexander. Dante had covered it up. Because of attorney/client privilege, Diane was not able to discuss the case. She did wonder if Lucky had reason to believe the Balkan was someone other than Jerry. Lucky hoped it was Jerry because then Siobhan and Brenda would be safe. Diane questioned Lucky about Siobhan's intentions to stay in the States if the Balkan were caught.

Diane delivered an unsolicited pre-nuptial agreement to a surprised Sonny. Sonny called Diane on planning his divorce when he'd only just gotten engaged. Diane explained it was a precautionary measure and wondered if he was having doubts. Sonny reminded Diane he paid her to be his lawyer not his shrink. Diane assured Sonny she only wanted what her clients wanted. Ideally, Sonny and Brenda would live a long and happy life. If not, Diane wanted to be sure his assets were protected. She asked Sonny why, if he was as concerned as he said he was about the safety of the people close to him, he was he going through with his wedding to Brenda when the Balkan was a serious threat. Sonny told her Brenda thought he was worth the risk.

Diane was in the throes of creative storytelling when Carly arrived, looking for Spinelli. Carly blurted out she had to stop Brenda and Sonny's wedding. She wanted to make sure their conversation was covered by attorney/client privilege. Diane confirmed Jason's generous retainer assured it was. Carly admitted she might have circumvented a few laws when she obtained information. Brenda and Dante had not only slept together but they had a child, which meant Sonny was marrying the mother of his grandchild. She needed Diane's help in getting her hands on the copy of proof. Diane was incredulous Carly wanted her to help in blowing her prize client, Sonny's, wedding apart.

Diane chalked Carly's information up as one of her crazy schemes -- twisted but genius. Diane was intrigued but needed the facts. She admitted it would be incredible material for one of her books. Carly explained she had put Spinelli on the case. She produced a document stating Dante had signed away all legal rights to Brenda's child. Because Carly had obtained the document illegally, she needed Diane to get her legal proof. Diane reminded Carly that Carly was asking her to get evidence against her most lucrative client.

Although Diane admitted Carly painted a horrifying scenario, Diane wondered why she would risk getting fired. Diane agreed to help but only after she swore Carly to secrecy about Diane's involvement. Spinelli had covered his knowledge of the facts by telling Jason he and Diane had started to write a series of books about the adventures of the Jackal P.I. Jason warned Diane if he appeared in the book in any way, shape, or form, Diane would risk suing herself on Jason's behalf.

Coleman Ratcliffe

Coleman Ratcliffe
General Hospital
Portrayed by Blake Gibbons
(2002–present)
Duration 2002–present
First appearance 2002
Profile
Aliases Mitchell Ratcliffe
(legal name)
Gender Male
Occupation Owner of Jake's Bar
Residence Port Charles, New York

Coleman Ratcliffe is a fictional character on the soap opera General Hospital. He has been portrayed by Blake Gibbons on a recurring status since 2002.

Coleman owned The Oasis, the bar a drunken AJ crashed into. In order to keep Coleman from turning AJ over to the police, Courtney agreed to strip for him, and was quite successful until AJ, not realizing Courtney had paid off their debt, set fire to Coleman's bar. Jason leaned on Coleman, telling him he had witnesses who would claim Coleman set his own bar on fire. Coleman accepted a lump sum of cash from Jason to keep his mouth shut. Coleman used that money to buy Jake's Bar. Coleman continued to be intertwined with the Quartermaines. It wasn't long before he was revealed to be the man stalking Courtney. Courtney shot him with a gun Jason had given her for protection. When Coleman ended up in the hospital, he made it through surgery and told Taggart that AJ had hired him to stalk Courtney so she would stay with him. This was the end of things for Courtney and AJ and the beginning of Courtney and Jason. Coleman didn't give up his plans on being with Courtney.

After seeing a drunken Skye Chandler run down Nikolas Cassadine with his car, Coleman stepped forward and took the blame. His plan was to convince Skye to help him look like a better man in the hopes Courtney would turn to him. He tried to blackmail Skye to make that happen. The two fell into bed together. When Luis Alcazar was murdered, Coleman found out from a feverish Skye she was actually the killer, but paired up with her and AJ Quartermaine to frame Brenda and to protect Skye. Skye proved to be innocent. Coleman was soon free to pair up with Faith Rosco, who wanted to use him to get close to Sonny Corinthos. He remained in AJ's pocket, though, and was soon charged with taking incriminating photos of Sonny and Faith. He told Faith, who not only agreed, but offered to help him out!

Once Faith was out of the picture, Coleman hired on to Tracy Quartermaine, who wanted him to steal the treasure from The Courage on her behalf. Unfortunately, a fire at the hotel put a crimp in his plans. Luke ended up with the treasure. Coleman next took a try at playing private investigator, and was instrumental in helping Carly find her father. Once they learned her father was John Durant, a prosecutor famous for his vendetta against the mob, Coleman helped Carly conceal the truth from Sonny, lying about what kind of man her father really was. He then enjoyed a turn as Tracy Quartermaine's boy toy, throwing himself back into the mix of things when he agreed to take compromising photos of Nikolas and Emily so Jax could try to use them to win back Courtney.

Coleman came close to getting himself in trouble when Emily and Nikolas were jumped at Jake's, but managed to defuse the situation and, later, to defuse an angry Sonny. Shortly after, he found himself in the middle of trouble again when Frank and Lucas got into it at his bar. When Courtney died, a grieving Coleman attended her funeral to say goodbye to a young woman he had always respected.

Anthony Zacchara

Anthony Zacchara
General Hospital
Portrayed by Bruce Weitz
(2007-present)
Duration 2007-present
First appearance 2007
Profile
Gender Male
Occupation Mobster
Residence Zacchara Apt.
Port Charles, New York

Anthony Zacchara is a fictional character on the soap opera General Hospital. He has been portrayed by Bruce Weitz on and off since the characters first appearance in 2007.

Anthony Zacchara was the head of a crime syndicate out of New York. He built a ruthless reputation by ordering the murders of innocent family members of his enemies. He has two children. Claudia, his eldest child, is the result of Anthony's marriage to Domenica. It broke her heart when he ended things to marry a younger woman named Maria. Johnny, his son, is the product of his marriage to Maria.

By all accounts, Maria was the love of Anthony's life. Unfortunately, at some point Anthony began going mad. By the time Johnny was a young boy, Anthony began resenting the attention Maria showered on their son. In a moment of jealous rage, Anthony shot at Johnny but Maria stepped in front of her son and was fatally shot. Trevor Lansing, Anthony's attorney, quickly helped to cover up the murder. As the years passed, Trevor slowly began running the Zacchara empire as Anthony's mental state continued to deteriorate. Wisely, Trevor kept the state of Anthony's condition a closely guarded secret. To the world, Anthony was an eccentric who lived in seclusion on his private compound where he ran things. That story began unraveling when Trevor set his sights on Port Charles. By this time Johnny was a grown man, eager to escape the control of his unstable father. Between Johnny's acts of rebellion and Anthony's increasingly violent behavior, Trevor began losing control.

On October 19, 2007, Sonny Corinthos arrived at Anthony's office for a meeting to discuss mob business. Anthony babbled about his garden before he pulled out a gun, loaded a bullet into one chamber, aimed at Sonny, and pulled the trigger. The chamber had been empty. He gave the gun to Sonny and told him it was his turn. Sonny refused to play which enraged Anthony.

Anthony vowed kill Sonny's son while Sonny watched. He quickly regained his demeanor and began to talk about the impending change in the weather. Sonny knew he was dealing with a madman.

Anthony soon discovered Johnny was dating Lulu Spencer and ordered one of his goons to learn everything he could about her. One night, Anthony managed to slip past his handlers and headed to Wyndemere, where Nikolas Cassadine was hosting a Black and White Ball to celebrate his engagement to Emily Quartermaine. Anthony intended to find Lulu and kill her. He felt threatened by the blossoming friendship between her and Johnny.

He confronted Trevor's son Ric Lansing and stabbed him with a sword. Patrick had to perform emergency surgery on Ric using makeshift instruments. Ric survived. Later, Anthony abducted Nadine Crowell, because he thought she was Lulu. He has also detained Maxie Jones and chased after Damian Spinelli. Soon thereafter he tried to choke Nikolas Cassadine with a phone cord, but was scared off by Johnny. Anthony next stumbled upon Lulu's father Luke Spencer and threatened to harm her. Luke attempted to knife Anthony but had a heart attack. Anthony left him to die. Logan Hayes and his father and Scott Baldwin arrived to assist Luke.

When Anthony met Leyla Mir, he believed her to be his dead wife Maria. He told her he would kill either Patrick or Robin, whom he believed to be Prince Charming and Cinderella, but "Maria" could choose which one would die. He told her if she didn't choose, he'd kill them both. Leyla reluctantly chose Patrick but threw herself in front of him. She was hit in the back but survived.

Nikolas, who was suffering from a brain condition, went into a rage, prompting Jason to tie him to a chair in the ballroom for his own protection. Anthony found him and attempted to strangle him again. Nikolas was spared, however, when Lucky Spencer and Sam McCall arrived. Anthony bolted and slipped away once again. Emily later returned to the ballroom to find an unconscious Nikolas. When he came to, he discovered Emily's body with a thick rope still wrapped around her throat. She was dead. It was revealed later Emily was the victim, not of Anthony, but of the "text message killer."

Anthony confronted Johnny and Lulu. He resolved Johnny could "have the girl 'til sun-up, but then she has to die" and left them. Next Anthony was shot at by Jerry Jacks, whom he pursued but abducted Kate Howard who was in the room Jerry went into. He held her at gunpoint. Sonny came to rescue Kate. Anthony shot him in the shoulder. Sonny and Kate got away.

Anthony then abducted Elizabeth from the ballroom and forced her onto a ledge outside. Jason found them there and was forced to drop his gun. Anthony forced them both to stand on the ledge and said one would be forced to jump off. Liz jumped backwards and kicked Anthony, which allowed Jason to pull out his gun. Anthony then jumped off the ledge. Jason shot him in the chest/shoulder. Miraculously, Anthony survived the fall and the shooting, but his back was broken. He was rushed to General Hospital, where he was stabilized. However, Anthony was paralyzed from the neck down.

In January of 2008, Anthony, now residing at the Shadybrook psychiatric hospital, claimed he felt movement in his foot. However, no one believed him, writing it off as the ranting of a crazy man. He warned his son not to trust Trevor, and suggested Johnny take him out. Soon thereafter, Anthony's daughter Claudia arrived in Port Charles and decides to take over the business because she didn't trust Trevor. Anthony routinely berated Claudia, calling her a tramp and a slut. Though he'd been her abuser all of her life, he got a restraining order to keep her away from him.

Ric visited Anthony and offered to help him, for a price. He explained he could help get Anthony acquitted. In return, Anthony would have to help him destroy Trevor. Anthony agreed and revealed to Ric he had regained use of his legs, though he was still unable to walk. Anthony hired Logan to be his assistant, basically to wheel him around in his wheelchair. Anthony wondered aloud why Logan would take a lowly position. Logan replied he planned to work his way up in the organization. Anthony ordered his minions to get rid of Claudia. They arranged for her car to crash. Jason pulled her from the wreckage, saving her life. When Anthony heard the news, he ordered a hit on both Claudia and Jason.

At Anthony's competency hearing, the judge stated there was no evidence Anthony was still a threat to himself or others and ordered him released from Shadybrook. Anthony went around town, trying to convince his victims he was apologetic. He soon realized Claudia had been behind the hit resulting in Sonny's eldest son Michael getting shot in the head and put into a coma. He confronted his daughter and told her he also knew she had slept with Sonny.

Later, two of Anthony's men kidnapped Lulu and brought her to the mansion. He blackmailed Lulu into dating Johnny by threatening to turn Luke in for money-laundering and suggested Luke probably wouldn't make it for long in prison because of his heart. Lulu shared the truth with Johnny. They pretended to have a romantic relationship. Soon, however, they began to fall in love.

Claudia told Johnny she'd hatched a plan to make Sonny think it had been Anthony who'd arranged for the hit on him injuring Michael. Johnny argued they should wash their hands of the incident. The shooter Ian Devlin had been killed by Jason. She and Johnny were the only ones to know the truth. Jerry also knew what had happened.

On Memorial Day, Jason informed Anthony and his minions Sonny had retired. Jason had taken over the organization. Anthony had agreed to a truce between the two families when Sonny was running the show. But, now that Jason was in charge, Trevor suggested using Elizabeth's son against Jason. Ric quickly interjected Liz's son was Lucky Spencer's not Jason's. Instead, to test Jason, they arranged to have a ship making a delivery to Sonny's warehouse blown up. In retaliation, the Zacchara mansion was torched. Johnny tried to convince Anthony not to start a mob war. Anthony vowed revenge. Regardless, a truce was declared.

Anthony took a room at the Metro Court Hotel while Johnny and Claudia decided to share a penthouse. Anthony wanted them to move back home once the mansion was rebuilt. Johnny refused to consider it. Claudia promised they would move back. She then told Johnny that Anthony would not be alive by the time the mansion was ready.

Anthony began to threaten Kate, Lulu, as well as Jerry's wife D.A. Alexis Davis and her daughter Kristina. Jerry went to Anthony. In front of Trevor, Ric, and Claudia, he put a revolver to Johnny's head. He explained if Alexis or Kristina were to get "as much as a hangnail," Johnny would die. He took Johnny hostage. As Claudia begged her father not to have Jerry killed because it would result in Johnny's death, she admitted to Anthony she had been behind the hit on Sonny that got Michael shot instead.

It was revealed at this time, as a girl, Claudia had allowed Trevor to seduced her in order to expose him and get Anthony to get rid of him. Anthony had never believed it wasn't Claudia who had put the moves on Trevor. That is why he'd sent her to live in Sicily with his brother Rudy.

After Lulu accidentally killed Anthony's "monkey" Logan, Johnny helped her cover her involvement up and took the blame. Anthony tried to get the police to believe Jason had killed Logan. Anthony had Maxie brought to his suite to browbeat her into confessing Lulu had been responsible for Logan's death. She reiterated it had been Johnny before Anthony threatened to kill both Maxie and Lulu if he were to find out she had lied to him.

Lulu and Johnny went on the run together. Anthony had all of Johnny's belongings moved back to the newly-renovated mansion, infuriating Claudia. Scott discovered where Johnny and Lulu had been and had them brought back to Port Charles. Anthony again threatened to harm Kristina, but Alexis told him Sonny and Jerry would not let anything happen to her. At Johnny's trial, Scott introduced evidence Logan had been an undercover police detective who had worked to gather evidence against the Zacchara family. Ric, who represented Johnny, suggested he plea bargain because Johnny would get the death penalty. Anthony taunted Scott by uttering Serena, the name of Scott's daughter, and reciting her street address in Paris. He also told Trevor if Johnny is found guilty, Ric would die. Claudia lied on the stand. Johnny was acquitted.

Jason left the Zacchara home after telling Anthony the would retaliate if the Zaccharas violated their truce, Anthony stood up and smashed a glass against the wall, revealing he could walk. During Sonny's wedding to Kate on Sept. 29, Anthony shot Kate on the altar with a rifle. Kate was rushed to General Hospital but survived.

Later, Ric found Anthony standing in his study and figured Anthony had shot Kate. Anthony explained he'd used a Russian bullet fired from a Russian rifle so everyone will think Sonny and Jason's rival, Karpov, had done it. Since Sonny and Jason were at odds, Anthony reasoned, Jason would refuse to retaliate. Sonny would come to Anthony for help. He could convince Sonny to take Jason out and resume his role as head of the organization. Then Anthony would whack Sonny. As Anthony has been unable to walk, much less to climb stairs, he wouldn't be suspected.

Anthony visited Sonny in the hospital chapel and offered him a deal: so Sonny could drive the Russian mob out of Port Charles, Anthony would allow Sonny to run the Zacchara organization--if he married Claudia. At first, Sonny refused. But he decided marrying Claudia was simply a business venture and asked her to marry him. She accepted. Sonny told Kate he was doing it because she would be better off without him. On November 25, 2008, Sonny and Claudia wed.

Claudia began to realize Anthony was able to walk and likely was the one who shot Kate. She confronted him, but he threatened to tell Sonny that Claudia had been behind the hit that put Michael into a coma.

At a hospital benefit to build a brain trauma wing Michael's mother Carly Jacks organized, Edward and Tracy Quartermaine, Michael's relatives, made a scene as Anthony entered the boardroom. They declared another mobster would not be tolerated at an affair dedicated to the victim of mob violence. Carly allowed him to stay, stating she'd take his money for a good cause. However, a deadly biotoxin had had made its way into the ventilation system. They were trapped in the room together. They learned they would each be taken out of the building, one by one.

As Claudia began to pass out, she tried to tell Sonny something but was unable to before she was removed from the room. Anthony assumed Claudia was trying to tell Sonny it had been Anthony who'd shot Kate. Anthony was rescued next. After he was decontaminated, Anthony went to visit an unconscious Claudia, recovering in a hospital room. He attempted to snuff out her life with a pillow but Trevor caught him, surprised to see that Anthony could stand. He realized that it had been Anthony to shoot Kate. They began to struggle. Claudia had awakened and rang for the nurse. As Nadine arrived, Trevor left to find Sonny.

Sonny, having been told by Trevor of Anthony's deception, confronted the old man and prepared to shoot him. Jason intervened and told Sonny he needed Anthony alive to keep Spinelli out of prison. Anthony escaped as Sonny knocked Jason out. Sonny caught up with Anthony in the chapel, which Sonny thought was apropos, since Anthony had shot Kate in a church. Jason arrived and there was a standoff. Sonny knocked Anthony out with the butt of his revolver to appease Jason.

Sonny and Jason heard a massive explosion, and Sonny left an unconscious Anthony to go investigate. Jason handcuffed Anthony to a hospital bed, though he intended to return for him. Trevor came along and, as the fire approached, Anthony begged for help. Trevor laughed the predicament could happen to a better man.

After the hospital nearly burned to the ground, Jason looked for Anthony or evidence he had perished, but could find neither. Weeks later, Anthony was revealed to have made his way to Florida and was making plans to leave the country. He became irate when he discovered his offshore accounts had been frozen. He knew Claudia had been the only one to know of those accounts.

He returned to Port Charles and kidnapped his daughter and held her for ransom. He demanded millions of dollars, threatening to kill Claudia. Next, Anthony took Claudia to a warehouse and strapped her to a chair armed with a bomb. Sonny arrived with cash in two gym bags. Anthony made Sonny choose between nabbing him or saving Claudia. Sonny rushed to the roof to save his wife. Anthony escaped. Jason was waiting by Anthony's car and held him at gunpoint. Anthony toyed with Jason, stating he'd get off scot-free. At that moment, Jason received a call from Sonny, asking him to talk him through defusing the bomb. Anthony tried to confuse Jason by yelling out different colors until Jason knocked him out.

At the PCPD, Anthony asked to talk to Johnny who agreed. Anthony told his son he hadn't told Sonny about Claudia's role in Michael's shooting because of Johnny's involvement. Anthony was sentenced to Pentonville Prison. Jason visited him, demanding information that could prove Claudia's guilt. Anthony refused to cooperate.

In prison, Anthony was still able to order recently-released ex-con Joey Limbo to do his bidding. He ordered a hits on his enemies. Sonny's newest soldier Dominic Pirelli prevented Joey from succeeding. Unaware Olivia Falconeri was Dominic's mother and Dominic was really undercover agent Dante Falconeri, Anthony summoned Olivia to see him in prison because she had started dating Johnny. He threatened to kill her. She stood up to him. He backed off. When Johnny saw her name on the visitor's list, he went ballistic and threatened to kill Anthony himself. Anthony was proud his son was turning out to be just like him.

In November 2009, after Sonny learned the truth about Claudia's involvement in Michael's shooting, he berated and threatened her in front of the crowd attending her birthday party. Desperate, Claudia kidnapped a very pregnant Carly and drove away with her. Carly went into labor and, thinking it was her best chance, grabbed the steering wheel and crashed the car. She made her way to a cabin where Claudia helped her give birth to baby Josslyn. Claudia had lost her grip on reality and attempted to steal the baby. Michael, who had come out of his coma some time before, killed Claudia by hitting her with an ax handle.

Upon hearing the news of Claudia's death, Anthony seemed to show genuine remorse and vowed revenge on the responsible party. Johnny, who wanted to avenge his sister's death, came to prison to enlist his father in his vendetta against Sonny.

In May of 2010, Michael was sentenced to Pentonville. Jason came to see Anthony with a proposal. Johnny would be untouchable as long as Michael was protected in prison. Anthony agreed to keep Michael under his protection.

Anthony returned in Spring of 2011 and helped Lisa Niles take over the hospital. In the Summer of 2011, after Lisa Niles was put into a coma, Anthony was then the mastermind behind a drug heist in which perscription drugs were smuggled from the Hospital. Detective Lucky Spencer went on the case to find out who was behind this. Since Lucky was on the case trying to find information, Anthony had a drug dealer named JT drug Lucky.

Anthony put a hit on Lucky's wife Siobhan McKenna. On August 22, 2011, Anthony visited Siobhan in her hospital room and killed her. He suffocated her with a cloth doused with an unknown drug. Steve Webber tried to save her, but on August 23, 2011, she was pronounced dead.

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