General Hospital spoilers recently conjured up memories of Connie Falconeri since Jasper Jacks (Ingo Rademacher) threw her name in Ava Jerome’s (Maura West) face. For fans that are newer to GH or just forgot, they’re asking who played Connie Falconeri and who is she exactly? We’ve got the answers to refresh your memory and tell you why her identity is so important to the current storylines.
First, Kelly Sullivan played Connie and she was the founder and first editor of Crimson Magazine. But back then, she was going by the name of Kate Howard. There’s a lot of confusion there because she was born Constanza Falconeri and later changed her name to seem more suave and worldly when she jumped into the fashion industry. Jax invested in her to get Crimson going. Here’s a look at who Connie Falconeri is on ABC’s GH.
General Hospital Flashback: Connie Falconeri AKA Kate Howard
On GH, Connie Falconeri blew into Sonny Corinthos’ (Maurice Benard) office during a storm in 2007. She introduced herself as Kate Howard, a New York fashion editor of Couture magazine. Her broken down car left her stranded, so she was at Sonny’s mercy. After a rough start, Sonny recognized Kate as Connie from the Bensonhurst block. She was his first love and Olivia Falconeri’s (Lisa LoCicero) cousin.
Connie changed her name and dropped her accent when she left for college. She also cut ties to Bensonhurst, including her past with Sonny. They planned to run away together and she dumped him. She had an affair with Sonny’s stepdad, Trevor Lansing (Stephen Macht). Trevor paid her off and Connie used the cash to reinvent herself. Sonny’s dimples eventually wore her down, though, and they were twice-engaged on General Hospital.
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Connie’s Web on GH
General Hospital spoilers recall that aside from Sonny, Connie and Jax went from a secret kiss to a hidden affair. Their time together was brief and also destructive. At the time, she and Sonny were split because she aided his would-be assassin to escape. Unfortunately, the assassin’s bullet hit Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) and put him in a coma. As a result, Connie thought she and Sonny were done for good.
However, nothing is really forever on GH. Although lovebirds married other people, they did wind up back together. They battled Connie’s mental illness (she had Dissociative Identity Disorder) and she fought her way back to a healthy place. Her company ratings soared and she was soon back on top. But an awful fate awaited her and it all ties back to Crimson and Ava Jerome on General Hospital.
General Hospital: Ava Gets Away With Murder
Towards the end of her life, Connie Falconeri worked for Derek Wells Media as the editor of Crimson on GH. For those that forgot, Derek Wells was the name Julian Jerome (William deVry) used when he crept back into Port Charles. Ava Jerome and brother Julian were both hiding their secret identities as mob boss Victor Jerome’s children. But after she heard Derek call himself Julian, Connie realized who he was. She wanted to warn Sonny but never got to.
Ava got to her first on General Hospital, and killed her in cold blood. Ava shot Connie right there in the office where Nina Reeves (Michelle Stafford) stood. It galled Jax to think that Connie’s killer would be on the cover of the magazine she started. Back in the day, Connie died in Sonny’s arms. For a while, everyone thought that AJ Quartermaine (Sean Kanan) shot Connie on GH. Video tape showed him at her office with a gun. His being blackout drunk and forgetting that night didn’t help.
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Jax Serves Revenge Ice Cold on GH
Connie scrawled a clue in blood as her dying act on General Hospital. She wrote the initials “AJ” in blood right before she died. That fed into the assumption it was AJ Quartermaine and that triggered events that led to Sonny eventually killing Michael’s biological father. Later, Ava confessed to being the real killer and Sonny wanted to kill her. But Sonny spared her after a vision of Connie urged him to let her live.
Since then, Ava’s recorded confession disappeared from evidence thanks to her affair with the serial killing DA. So, Ava went free and never had to answer legally for Connie’s death. Now, Jax plans to make Ava pay by unveiling her villainous nature in the pages of Crimson. This is poetic justice since she killed Connie Falconeri in the Crimson offices on GH. Of course, it’s rough timing since Ava’s grieving the Ryan reveal and Kiki’s loss.
But Jasper Jacks doesn’t care and will serve revenge on her when she least expects it. Watch ABC daytime to see if Ava falls for Jax’s scheme to expose her at last as Connie’s killer. Now, you know everything you need to about who is Connie Falconeri on GH and who played her.
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