Written By Beth
Proofread by John
Before the arcs
Kevin has a daughter!
Kevin learns that Livvie is his daughter, and Livvie learns that Rachel isn't
her biological mother. Grace, Rachel's sister, gave birth to Livvie. Rachel
raised her as her own and blamed Kevin for her sister's mental state.
Ian's past catches up with him
Ian and Eve did not die in the explosion. A man from Ian's past arranged for
them to be taken from the car--and two people put in their place--before the
bomb went off. The man, Jordan Harris, was dying of a rare disease and ordered
the two doctors to find a cure.
Chris is Jack's long-lost brother
Jack came to Port Charles for one reason: to find his older brother and make
him pay. He originally set his sights on Livvie as payback, but he ended up
falling for her.
Jack's criminal past
When Chris hires a private detective to find dirt on Jack, he learns that
there's a warrant out for his brother's arrest. Jack is on probation for auto
theft, and he skipped town to go to Port Charles.
Department store elves
Wanting to earn some extra money to give Jamal a terrific Christmas, Alison
took a job as an elf in a department store. She was hoping to be assigned to the
cosmetics department, but that wasn't to be. She got stuck in the children's
area, where she was supposed to help watch and entertain the kids while their
parents shopped. She was stunned to see that Jamal was her co-worker. He had
also been keeping the job a secret from her.
Ian didn't find a cure for Harris
Although Ian assured both Eve and Harris that he had found a cure, he lied in
order to protect Eve. He thought that his plan would ensure that she got home
safely. He didn't count on her knocking out the helicopter pilot and coming back
to help him.
Arianna's family wants her dead--for being raped!
It didn't take Arianna long to realize that she could trust Ian. She
confided that she had brought shame to her family by letting a man touch her out
of wedlock. Ian was appalled to learn that she had been raped and that her
brother intended to restore the family honor by killing her. When a home
pregnancy test came out positive, Arianna decided to keep her baby, but a
violent confrontation with her brother caused her to lose the baby.
Ian marries Arianna
When Eve went to tell Ian that she had regained her memory, he and Arianna
were nowhere to be found. Eve assumed that Ian had taken Arianna away to hide
her from the INS. Although she figured out that he had taken Arianna to the
cabin, little did she know that he had also married her.
Ian is the healer
The tribal chief and his wife were awaiting the arrival of the healer to
help their son. After Eve cured the boy, she came down with the same disease.
The healer--Ian--arrived and saved her life. He explained that he had been
coming to the island for years to help the people.
Alison's big surprise
When Jamal didn't get his big break doing motorcycle stunts, Alison wanted
to do something really special to help him find his place in the world. After
getting an idea while at an auction, she plotted and planned. Only Frank was in
on the surprise. Jamal showed up for a job interview at an old warehouse to find
that Alison was responsible. With Frank's help, she had persuaded the owner of
the warehouse to let Jamal turn it into a bike repair shop, rent-free, with the
owner getting a cut of the profits.
The old computer that Frank bought for Karen is the same one that Rhonda's
dad had back when she was a teenager.
When Ian threatened Ben with a gun, it was all a set-up. Joe's arrival was
prearranged, and his gunshot wound was faked. Frank was also in on it,
responding to a phone call that Ben was on the run. Frank followed him to the
airport and made sure that he was on the first plane back to his country.
While on Tirama Island, Eve and Ian learn that they are soul mates who have
lived many lives together. Their lives are destined to intertwine, but they are
not guaranteed to find happiness together.
Time in a
Alison's mysterious benefactor
When Alison found a bag filled with money, she
naturally assumed it was a present from her wealthy grandmother. She used all of
it--and then some--to buy start-up supplies for her new cafe. The problem was
that it was really a set-up, courtesy of Zach, Sam, and the gang.
Cookie is Karen's mom!
Poor Frank thought he was losing it when he found out that Cookie lived in 1973.
When she talked about sleeping with a guy to make him like her, Frank talked her
out of going to the dance. Little did he know that he was talking to Karen's
mother--who didn't go to the dance, sleep with Scotty, and become pregnant.
Because of Frank's well-meaning advice, Karen was never born!
Zach is a smuggler
Zach was smuggling diamonds, and he expected Jamal to transport them over
the border into Canada during the race. When Alison kept Jamal from riding, Jack
rode in his place, found the diamonds, and scattered them along the dirt road.
Zach and his crew chased him down, and he went over the cliff.
Caleb is a vampire!
Jack was skeptical of Caleb's story about being a vampire, but then he
realized it all made sense.
Jack isn't dead--but he is (kind of) undead!
Livvie, Alison, and Jamal thought Jack died from injuries sustained in the
crash, so they were shocked when he showed up shortly after they buried him.
That was nothing compared to the shock of finding out that he was becoming a
vampire. It happened the night he got lost in the woods and blacked out. Caleb
had attacked him, but Michael stopped his brother before Jack actually died.
Jack wouldn't actually become a vamp until feeding on a living person.
Vamps and more vamps
Jack wasn't the only Port Charles resident to have been bitten. Caleb also
bit Abe Kurland, Emilio, and Gabriela, and he killed Zach by draining his blood.
Gabby's brother isn't who she thinks he is
Gabby is confused. She tried to bite Jamal but failed. Then she bit Emilio,
which she shouldn't have been able to do, since vampires can't bite blood
relatives. She found out that she and Jamal have the same biological father and
that the Garzas adopted her when she was a baby.
Michael didn't kill Caleb
Michael told everyone that they were safe now because he had killed his
brother, but he was lying.
Lucy's roots are in Transylvania
When Caleb couldn't bite Lucy, she started wondering whether they could be
related. She and Kevin tracked down her roots on a genealogy website and found
that her great-great-great grandmother was from Transylvania. They traveled
there and ended up meeting her distant cousin, Rafe Kovich, who informed her
that she isn't related to vampires at all. In fact, the Koviches--including
Lucy--are vampire slayers.
Michael is Caleb's good side
Michael and Caleb turned out to be two sides of the same coin. Michael isn't
really a priest, Caleb's twin, or even a real person. He is actually the
talisman that protects Caleb, a separate personality Caleb created to hold onto
all the guilt for everything he's ever done. He embodies the good qualities of
the man Caleb was before he was turned into a vampire against his will.
Caleb didn't die on the hospital rooftop
Kibble, the local vampire expert from the bookstore, informed Jamal and
Alison that vampires aren't easy to kill. Jack's strength returned, as did
Gabby's yearnings. Livvie was haunted. It all pointed to one thing: Caleb was
still out there.
Livvie in disguise
The woman from Ian's past and the faux Christina were really Livvie under
Caleb's spell. He transformed her appearance and had her do his bidding.
Caleb killed Rafe in 1991, but Rafe came back ten years later as Lucy's
Jamal is a father
Like Valerie, Jamal had always assumed that Cedric was her baby's father.
They were stunned to find out that Hope is really Jamal's daughter.
Livvie working against Caleb
No matter how it looked, and what she had to do, Livvie was working against
Caleb to destroy him. She risked losing her friends and family to bring him
Lucy is alive!
Livvie didn't kill Lucy after all. She had to make Caleb believe she'd done
it, as further proof of her loyalty to him.
The woman in Room 1215
Secretive phone calls and furtive meetings in a woman's hotel room had Lucy
convinced that Kevin was cheating on her, but he wasn't. He was actually meeting with Julie,
who was dying and wanted his help preparing Christina to live with him and Lucy.
He kept it a secret from Lucy at Julie's request.
Surprise flower girl
Kevin made the wedding even more special to Lucy by having Christina take
part as their flower girl. When she appeared, Lucy almost couldn't believe her
The other-worldly watch
Although they hid their connection for as long as they could, Paige, Casey,
and Amy all knew each other. Each wore one of the strange watches, and when
Casey lost hers, Amy managed to get it back for her. With thirteen numerals and
a single hand that moved backward, each watch counted down how many weeks its
bearer had left on earth.
Rafe wasn't the only angel in Port Charles. The three newcomers were rookie
angels whose life on earth had ended too soon. They returned to fulfill personal
missions before becoming full-fledged angels.
Amy was a dark angel hell-bent on killing Ian
Amy told everyone her last name was Stradling, but it was really Harris. The
man who kidnapped Eve and Ian was her father. Amy's plan was to murder Ian to
avenge her beloved father's death.
Casey's key was meant to save Ricky's life
Casey always wore a key on a chain around her neck; she knew it was
important and therefore never took it off. When the time came, she realized that
it opened the door to a warehouse where Ricky and Jamal were about to die.
The Paige/Alison connection
Paige turned out to be a dead ringer for Rebecca Smith Barrington, Alison's
great-great-great-grandmother. Her journey ended when she found Alison and saved
The fifth chair
Rafe was afraid it would be Alison, Casey worried about Ricky, and Paige was
convinced that Kevin or Christina would soon be joining her in heaven. Amy
wanted it to be Ian, by her own vengeful hand. Shortly after all four angels
went back upstairs, Eve was the one who joined them.
Portrait comes to life
Alison told Rafe that when she was little, she talked to the portrait of Rebecca and
imagined that her beloved ancestor stepped out of the portrait to spend time with her. Well, little Alison didn't imagine that;
it really happened.
Alison opened up her candle shop in the barn and called it the Pink Rose;
Rebecca had done the very same thing. Rebecca was persecuted and wrongly accused
of murder; so was Alison. Suddenly, Alison's life was mirroring
Rebecca's in many ways.
Ed is Rafe's father
There's a very good reason for Ed's paternal attitude toward Rafe. After James
informed Rafe that Ed is his father, Rafe went to Ed for confirmation, and Ed
told him the story of how he and Rafe's mother had met and fallen in love.
When Rebecca lit the candle and pulled Kevin into it, she didn't intend it to be
permanent. Unfortunately, Livvie rendered her powerless by slashing the
portrait. Kevin ended up joining her in limbo, where she had been for 120 years
and could not leave until her name was cleared.
Mary had an affair
Poor Frank didn't know what was happening to him. He suddenly started verbally
abusing Karen and couldn't control the episodes. As it turns out, he had
witnessed his father abusing his mother when he was a little boy. His father had
caught Mary with her lover and called her the same names that adult Frank was
now calling Karen. The candle brought
those feelings to the surface and caused him to have flashbacks.
Casey has an identical twin
The mysterious person who was tracking paranormal activity turned out to be
freelance journalist Marissa Leong, Casey's twin sister. Marissa had always been
told that her twin had died at birth. The truth was that when the girls were
born, their parents were very
young and had no money, so they gave up both babies. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Leong got a job, and they tried to get the babies back. They got Marissa
never managed to find Casey, who never knew that she had a family who cared.
The shadowy avenger was an ancient spirit known as the Avatar. Its intent was to
perform acts of justice until the people began to depend on it, thereby feeding
its desire for power. Eventually, as its power grew, the full force of its
darkness would be revealed. The Avatar was dependent on a human host.
Frank Scanlon is the host
A shrouded figure had asked Frank whether he was a just man. After identifying
itself as justice and the avenger of all those who suffer, it asked Frank to
become one with it and fight its fights. Frank consented .
Boyfriend in a coma
Kate's mysterious boyfriend, Brennan, was in a coma. Kate went into debt paying
for his medical care because she felt responsible for his condition. She had
neglected to leave work on time, and when she got home hours later, she found him
lying on the floor. He'd had a massive coronary.
Mysteries in the woods
Jack, Jamal, Ricky, and Marissa were camping in the woods, but someone took
their food. Shortly thereafter, an injured Alison found some food left for her,
and Jack found some soup in a pumpkin. It was all related. The dark-haired girl
took the food to give to Alison, who seemed to need something immediately. She
then left the others some hot soup in return.
Jack was stunned to see that the dark-haired girl in the woods looked exactly
Alison's mother packed a suitcase, including a photo of Alison, and went to Port
Charles. When Rafe helped a woman with car trouble, he had no idea that she was
Elizabeth Barrington, Alison's mother.
Elizabeth finally admitted that she was a widow; Alison's father had fallen into the Aegean
Sea months earlier. His body was never recovered, and Elizabeth had been
suspected of murdering him.
Elizabeth's abandonment of baby Alison had been a desperate move to keep her
husband. Unfortunately, it didn't work.
Tess and Livvie felt each other's pain, as if they were one person.
That familiar face
When Stephen Clay finally showed his face, he was revealed to be a dead ringer
Alison has a sibling
Malcolm's will revealed that he had fathered a second child. By the terms of the
will, Alison couldn't claim her inheritance unless she located her half-sibling.
Chris, Ian, and Jack were stunned to learn that Tess had no DNA. Without it, she
couldn't possibly be human.
Vampire rock star
Rafe was right all along; Caleb was back, as rock star Stephen Clay.
Elizabeth didn't really find Alison's sister. It was all a ruse to get her hands
on Alison's inheritance. Unfortunately, when the plane went down, it cost the
pilot his life.
Kevin comes home
Lucy kept hearing noises at the lighthouse but couldn't figure out their source.
It turned out to be Kevin, whose doctor had released him. He wasn't cured,
though--far from it.
Caleb and Elizabeth were always drinking out of blue bottles believed by others
to contain water. In fact, they contained everything vampires needed to survive.
There's a good reason Tess knew and trusted Caleb. He had created her by pulling
her out of Livvie when he was in town the last time. Tess had been living on her
own in the woods until Jack found her.
Rafe's return paved the way for Caleb's return. When Rafe left heaven, Caleb was
allowed to leave hell in order to restore the balance between good and evil.
After Malcolm drowned, the authorities unsuccessfully tried to locate a
prince who had also been on the yacht. As it turned out, it was Joshua,
disguised as a prince.
Alison needn't have worried about the possibility that she and Rafe were
siblings. Her fears were vanquished when Rafe presented proof that Malcolm's
other child was also a daughter.
Joshua is back
Elizabeth thought she had killed Joshua in Capri, when he attacked Alison.
When he started appearing to her, she thought he was haunting her. To her
horror, she hadn't killed him; she'd turned him into a vampire.
The importance of music
Caleb's music had extreme effects on people. Slayers Rafe and Lucy couldn't
stand to hear "Naked Eyes," but it really turned Alison on. Kevin's doctor
in Switzerland used it in Kevin's "therapy." When written out, the first
five notes of the song pointed the way to a cavern underneath Caleb's
PC's healing spring
The water in the blue bottles came from a fabled underground healing spring
located in the cavern below the building where Caleb lived. A secret formula
was added to the water, and the mixture allowed the vampires to live almost
like humans. By itself, the spring had enough healing power to turn vampires
back into humans.
Ricky knows the truth
Casey was stunned when Ricky admitted to knowing that the other band members
were vampires. He'd actually known for a long time but didn't care, because
being a rock star was all that mattered.
All of her
Caleb kept changing his mind about whether he wanted Tess or Olivia. When he
finally managed to make Livvie whole again, she told him that all he had to
do was want all of her instead of just one part of her.
Frank started gambling in an attempt to help his mom, who was having
trouble keeping the restaurant afloat. Unfortunately, the gambling turned into a
big problem for Frank when he couldn't pay his debts and thereby drew Joshua's
Joshua's rise to power
Ian and Rafe found proof that Joshua had been planning his rise to power for
quite some time. Even more disturbing, Joshua had a secret stash of photos
of Alison and Olivia.
Caleb's ring was special. It was able to protect its bearer from all harm,
and Joshua suspected that it could do a great deal more. It was so important
that Joshua even made "ring" the password on his computer.
Joshua's big plans
Elizabeth found a set of vampire wedding rings at Joshua's place. He
intended to take a bride with whom to rule over Port Charles. He planned to
turn more people into vampires, take mortals prisoner, and use the area by
the river as a feeding pen.
Alison is the intended bride
Joshua had his sights on Alison as his bride. He planned to surround her
with her loved ones by turning them all into vampires.
Olivia told Joshua that she had bitten Alison with her poisoned fangs, and
she showed him a photo of the lifeless Alison as proof. It was a lie;
Olivia, Caleb, Alison, and Rafe were working together to bring Joshua down.
Very few people knew the truth.
Alison and Caleb were hiding when Amanda gave Joshua power of attorney over
the Barrington fortune. Alison was inconsolable when she realized that her
beloved grandmother had become a vampire.
After Alison's memorial service, Jamal needed some alone time to grieve.
Later on, his friends couldn't find him. He was on a slab at the morgue,
bearing a toe tag identifying him as John Doe #5. He woke up and discovered
that he was PC's newest vampire.
Alison tried to fake having a nervous breakdown by pretending to believe
that everyone was Rafe. When Joshua brought Jamal into it, Jamal managed to
gain her trust. It wasn't clear at first, but Jamal really was on her side.
Rafe smashed a vial of what he believed contained the antidote for Olivia's
poisoned fangs. When Caleb took it to Chris to have him make more from the
remaining drops, he learned that it had actually contained sugar water. Ian
had switched the vials in an attempt to get rid of Caleb.
Casey's purpose and Lucy's cure
both have to do with Karen's death
Casey was having visions of Lucy lying in a casket, and she had no idea how
to stop it. While dying of blood poisoning, Lucy was being comforted by an
other-worldly visitor whose face she couldn't see. Since Lucy was the only one
who could see her angel, everyone thought her mind was going. Ian learned from
Caleb that the blood of an angel would save her life. Ian rushed to find Casey,
but she had just been called back to heaven over sleeping with Ricky. In his
grief over losing her again, Ricky wanted to talk to Karen, but when he got to
her place, he found her wandering in a daze. She had been the victim of a
hit-and-run accident. He rushed her to the hospital, where she died a few feet
away from where Lucy lay dying. Lucy's unseen angel turned out to be Karen,
whose spirit had started visiting her before the accident. Hearing Lucy say that
Karen was her angel, Ian sprang into action and forced Chris to give Lucy a
blood transfusion from Karen. This saved Lucy's life.
Jamal pried the ring from Joshua's
When Rafe and Caleb lunged for the ring at the same time, it was gone. Jamal had
returned to the mansion to rescue Alison and arrived just in time to steal the
ring while Joshua's body was surrounded by smoke.
Jack stole the ring from Jamal
Since Imani hit town right around the time of Joshua's defeat and the ring's
disappearance, Caleb accused her of stealing his ring. Jamal stepped up to
defend her and admitted that he had the ring, but when he went to take it from
his pocket, it was gone. Jack had lifted it when he brushed against him.
People thought Ricky had lost his mind. He was always talking to Casey, but no
one else could see her. One day, a passerby bumped into her and then
acknowledged her presence. Ricky couldn't figure out how that was possible.
Casey explained that she was really there this time, but she hadn't been before.
Ricky had been conjuring up a nasty version of her in his mind, and she didn't
appreciate it at all.
Imani is a werewolf!
Imani was keeping a secret from Jamal and everyone else. She was obviously on
the run, and she couldn't stand it when she thought people were nosing into her
personal life. She finally told Jamal that she was being stalked and implicated
for murder, but she could never tell him her biggest secret. Although she tried,
her grandmother stopped her by knocking Jamal out with a frying pan. Jamal
finally found out Imani's secret when she turned into a wolf by the light of the
B&B hostess in cahoots with
The bed and breakfast where Caleb (disguised as a prospective gym member) sent
Alison and Rafe was always somewhat suspicious. Annette Manning, their hostess,
turned out to be an old friend of the Morley family, with a heavy Romanian
Caleb's revenge is telling Olivia
the truth--as soon as their wedding vows are complete
Caleb was obviously plotting revenge against Olivia for stealing his ring and
making wishes on it. His revenge was going through with their wedding ceremony
and then informing her that his night of passion was with Alison and that she
was now carrying his child.
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