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Maxie Hunter
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Kirsten Storms as Maxie Hunter
General Hospital
Portrayed by Chelsey and Kahley Cuff (1990-1991)
Ashley and Jessica Clark (1992)
Elaine and Melanie Silver (1992-1993)
Robyn Richards
(1993-2002; 2002-2004)
Danica Stewart (2002)
Kirsten Storms (2005-present)
Jen Lilley
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First appearance October 31, 1990 (on GH)
Created by Gene Palumbo
Book appearances Robin's Diary
The Secret Life
Spin-off appearances Port Charles
GH: Night Shift
What If...
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Nickname(s) Maxie
Max (as a baby)
Maximista (by Spinelli)
Minimista (by Winifred)
Cookie (by Anthony)
Gender Female
Born October 31, 1990[1]
(Revised to 1986)[2]
General Hospital
Port Charles, New York
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Occupation Junior Editor of Crimson
Title Aztec royalty
Residence Queen's Point Suburb
Port Charles, New York
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Robyn Richards as Maxie Jones
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Jen Lilley as Maxie Hunter


Mariah Maximilliana "Maxie" Hunter (née Jones) is a fictional character on the ABC soap opera General Hospital, portrayed by Jen Lilley on a temporary basis since September 28, 2011 when Kirsten Storms went on medical leave. Maxie is the eldest daughter of supercouple Frisco and Felicia Jones. In 2009, Storms was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for the role.

CastingEdit

Early yearsEdit

The character was initially portrayed by child actors Chelsey and Kahley Cuff from 1990 to 1991, Ashley and Jessica Clark in 1992, and Elaine and Melanie Silver from December 1992 to 1993. Robyn Richards assumed the role in 1993, but the character was later aged and recast with Danica Stewart in March 2002. Fan disapproval resulted in the rehiring of Richards from August 2002 to July 16, 2004.

Storms/LilleyEdit

Maxie was later recast again with Storms on May 23, 2005.[3] Jen Lilley was cast as a temporary replacement while Kirsten Storms was recovering from endometriosis, starting September 28, 2011. This was only expecting to be for a couple months, but had to be extended when Storms was not ready to return. On January 9, 2012, it was announced that Kirsten Storms was expected to return to the screen in late February 2012. On January 20, however, it was announced that Storms would be unable to resume her role as expected, and that Lilley would continue in the role for the foreseeable future.[4] On June 22, 2012, several reports surfaced saying that Storms was "in talks" to return to the show; and Storms' mother Karen told the Orlando Sentinel that Kirsten would return in late June 2012.[5] On July 21, Lilley posted a YouTube video saying goodbye and thank you after confirming her exit at the General Hospital Fan Club weekend[6]. Lilley last appeared on screen August 10; and Storms returned to the screen September 5, after nearly a year-long absence.

StorylinesEdit

Early life and childhoodEdit

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Maxie is born on Halloween night in 1990 and is named after her great-grandmother Mariah and her great-grandfather Maximillian[7]. In 1994, she suffers from Kawasaki disease and requires a heart transplant. Seeing as her cousin B.J. Jones is brain-dead, she recieves the heart transplant from her.

Maxie and her sister Georgie are raised by their mother Felicia and their stepfather Mac Scorpio. Their father Frisco Jones has little involvement with them. Although they keep Frisco's last name, both Maxie and Georgie have always considered Mac to be their father.

Teenage yearsEdit

Maxie's first crush is on Lucky Spencer, and she goes to extreme measures to get to him. He doesn't return her feelings and she is crushed. Maxie babysits for Lulu, Lucky's sister, as a way of getting his attention but soon begins pursuing Nikolas Cassadine and Zander Smith, and begins a relationship with Kyle Ratcliffe. Maxie and her sister begin to work as candy stripers. Kyle forces her to steal pills from the hospital and lies to Mac about their break-up.

Kyle tells everyone at school that they slept together and lures Maxie in and video-tapes the broadcast to the entire school. Maxie goes to prom with Dillon Quartermaine, but ends up kissing Lucas Jones so that they do not sleep together. Maxie befriends Zander and is devasted when he dies in the Port Charles Hotel fire.

Jesse and LuckyEdit

Her first love and first serious relationship is with a cop, Jesse Beaudry. Jesse and Maxie are on the run when he is blamed for John Durant's murder. When Jesse is shot on a date at the carnival, Maxie is devastated. At his memorial service, she turns to Lucky Spencer as a way of comfort. Soon after, Maxie seduces Lucky by providing him pain pills during his marriage to Elizabeth Webber. She goes as far as to fake a pregnancy to keep him but this fails and he reconciles with his wife.

When getting over Lucky, she fakes a miscarriage and begins to pursue other men and befriends Sam McCall at the Metro Court. At a fundraiser at the hotel, armed gunman hold most of the citiy's famous residents hostage. While trapped inside the vault, Maxie meets the second man she shares a serious relationship with, Cooper Barrett.

Cooper Barrett and Georgie's murder Edit

Maxie allows Coop to live with her and gets him a job at the Metro Court, although some suspect that he is untrustworthy. Maxie then sets out to ruin Lulu Spencer's love life, who hates Maxie because she feed her brother Lucky drugs, by seducing her boyfriend, Logan Hayes. Lulu breaks up with him and upon finding out, Coop breaks up with Maxie. This is when Maxie admits that she loves him. Maxie later faces a crisis at the Black and White ball, in which mobster Anthony Zacchara forces her to play Russian Roulette. Maxie escapes and finds comfort in Georgie and Coop.

After this incident, Port Charles is struck with a killer who texted his victims before murdering them. In this event, Georgie and Coop die and this causes Maxie grief. The only upside is that her mother returns and they repair their relationship. With the help of Damian Spinelli, she discovers that Diego Alcazar is the murderer and he is killed by Jason Morgan.

Maxie gets one last note from Coop at Valentine's Day saying that she will always carry his heart. Maxie begins a friendship with Spinelli, which puts her in danger of the mob due to the fact that he works for Jason Morgan, a mob enforcer.

Damian SpinelliEdit

Maxie begins working for Kate Howard for her fashion magazine. Although this is her dream job, Carly Corinthos asks Lulu Spencer to take the job and they both become assistants. Although there is some friction between the two in the beginning, they work their differences. At this time, Lulu is dating Johnny Zacchara, Maxie's crush.

After Logan attacks Maxie, Lulu kills Logan in self-defense. Maxie and Lulu decide to stage an alibi at Kelly's while Johnny and his sister Claudia decide to dump the body. Johnny is put on trial and Maxie's past history comes to present and she has a break-down, leading her to sleeping with Spinelli. They pull each other though the tough time and Spinelli decides he still wants to be her friend.

Despite their rivalry, Maxie starts to sympathize and show concern for the traumatized Lulu, afraid that she will lose her mind the same way Lulu's mother Laura did. Maxie breaks Lulu out of a mental hospital and after Johnny is proven innocent, the two girls decide they can trust each other and find an apartment together.

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After Spinelli is hit by a car during a stakeout, Maxie moves into Jason's penthouse to take care of him during his recovery from surgery. Jason confronts Maxie when he finds her looking for his gun; however, the subject of their conversation quickly turns to Spinelli. Maxie reveals how much he means to her and how he made her see herself as a better person. When Maxie is accosted by members of the Russian mafia in November 2008, Spinelli finds her and brings her to General Hospital. After the attack, Mac forbids her to see Spinelli, as he believes that Spinelli is indirectly responsible for having drawn Maxie into a dangerous lifestyle.

Maxie soon becomes threatened when Winifred Leeds becomes Spinelli's new friend. She feels that the two of them have too much in common, both being computer geeks. She seduces him but when Spinelli finds out that the seduction was due to Maxie's jealousy, they split up.

However, Winifred is secretly an FBI agent who enables federal agents to arrest Spinelli. Upon his arrest, Maxie and Spinelli repair their friendship; however, Maxie still feels incredibly guilty and remorseful. The guilt escalates on the night of a blizzard when she almost has a one night stand with Johnny while Spinelli is trapped in the hospital, saving people after a bio toxin is released. Maxie discovers her cousin, Robin Scorpio, hid her daughter Emma in a tree, and she and Johnny save her. They take Emma to Mercy. Upon discovering Spinelli is stuck at General Hospital, Maxie runs inside to save him and is trapped in the fire.

Soon after Maxie's escape from the hospital, Spinelli makes his way out of the burning building, and the two reunite with a passionate kiss. After the crisis at General Hospital, Maxie returns to work at Crimson. Kate hires Johnny to go on publicized dates with Maxie in order to stimulate press for Crimson that neither Spinelli nor Lulu liked. It is revealed that they had both been kissing and Johnny had cheated on Lulu. Spinelli leaves Maxie but they reconcile when Maxie and Sam save him from going to prison for hacking in to government computers.

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Maxie and Spinelli patch up their relationship but are once again troubled when a murder mystery involving Spinelli's PI buisness arrives. Spinelli proposes to Maxie, who eventually agrees to marry him. Their wedding date is set for September 21, 2009. After realizing their relationship need not be complicated at the altar, they agree not to marry. They finish the ceremony, however, with Fr. Coates pronouncing them "not husband and wife." They call the wedding a "non-wedding" and begin to call each other their "non-husband" and "non-wife."

In November 2009, Maxie is seduced by Franco, an artist who is interested in death for art. Soon after discovering her infidelity, Spinelli forgives her and the two agree to move on. Maxie becomes friends with Lulu's boyfriend, Dante Falconeri, who is an undercover cop working to bust Sonny Corinthos. In February 2010, Sonny is revealed to be Dante's father. Showing her loyalty and the tight bind she formed with Lulu, Maxie confronted Dante to see if his feelings for Lulu were genuine.

Spinelli or Matt?Edit

Then Maxie meets Doctor Matt Hunter. They slowly develop a relationship. One night, Maxie finds a ring in Matt's pants and begins to panic. Later it is revealed that the ring is for Robin and Patrick. Things start to go better, but when Spinelli wakes up from surgery a changed person, Maxie tries to save who he was and this leaves Matt feeling neglected. Overtime, Matt and Maxie grow apart. Then Matt and Elizabeth begin to grow close. Maxie notices this and is now trying to save her relationship with Matt, but there is one thing standing in her way, Spinelli. Maxie and Matt parted ways in early February due to irreconcilable differences.

In Summer 2011, Maxie is taken hostage by her enemy Lisa Niles along with Steve, Robin, and Patrick. During this Spinelli breaks into the hostage room to save Maxie. In the end, Lisa goes into a coma nad Spinelli gets shot. When Spinelli wakes up as his dream person Jackel P.I. Maxie and a lot of others are very upset by this. After months Spinelli goes back to normal which makes Maxie very happy even though she's dating Matt. I

In Fall 2011, Matt asked Maxie to go to a party on a boat with him, but she says no. He then asks Liz and she says yes. Maxie is annoyed by Matt and Liz growing very closer, so in-order to get Liz fired from GH she frames her for stealing drugs. She gets fired, but Matt breaks up with her. In order to get Matt back she says she lies and it is unknow if Liz will get her job back.

Robin's "death"Edit

In Febuary 2012, Maxie's best friend and cousin Robin dies in a fire caused by her carelessness while Robin was working. Mac was planning on telling her, but then asks Spinelli who at the time (Moved out soon later) was living with her. Maxie, shocked, says he's lying because he's mad that she asked him to leave. When Spinelli shows Maxie the news online, she learns it's true and starts to scream and cry. In the end she hugs Spinelli. When Maxie learns that her carelessness played in a role in setting off the lab explosion, she is devastated and blames herself.
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Wanting to punish herself for Robin's death she confesses to murdering Lisa Niles and first mate Briggs. Her friends and family try to convince her to take back her confession but she is relentless in punishing herself and having no other option, they are forced to sit back and watch as Maxie went to trial with Alexis Davis as her defense. In May 2012, Maxie was sentenced to twenty years in prison without parole for the murder of Lisa Niles and first mate Briggs. Maxie takes the sentence as punishment for Robin's death, even though she confesses to Spinelli that it was actually Matt who murdered them and she is doing this protect Patrick and Emma from losing anymore family. Against Maxie's wishes Spinelli then comes forward with the information and tells the courts that it was Matt and not Maxie that killed Lisa Niles in order to get her out of jail. Maxie is hurt by this and vows to never forgive Spinelli. Maxie is then released from prison, but only under the condition that she sign an affidavit, which would make her testify against Matt in exchange for her freedom. To get around this affidavit, Maxie marries Matt so that she does not have to testify against him. Matt however cannot live with what he did on his conscience when he remembers the night's events in full and he leaves Maxie on their uneventful wedding night to turn himself in.

Life with Matt in prison and assisting PatrickEdit

After Matt turns himself in, Maxie refuses to get a divorce, and despite more pleas from concerned friends and loved ones such as Damian Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) devotes herself to waiting patiently for her husband's release. Maxie's friend Lulu Spencer-Falconeri (Julie Berman) helps Maxie adjust to her spouse's absence. Maxie forms a quick friendship with Dr. Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson) and helps him care for his daughter Emma Scorpio-Drake (Brooklyn Rae Silzer) in Robin's absence. On July 4, 2012, Maxie discovers that Patrick is addicted to prescription pills, which he has been taking to get high so he can cope with the death of Robin. On the night of the opening of The Haunted Star club which Lulu co owns with Johnny Zacchara (Brandon Barash) Maxie and Lulu follow a drugged Patrick who is having hallucinations of Robin and still on pills although they believed he had stopped. Lulu later confides in Maxie that Patrick called her "Robin" and then kissed her. Maxie then realizes that Patrick is taking the pills to cope with the loss of his wife, and together she and Lulu convince Patrick to check himself into General Hospital to be treated for his drug use. At the end of the August 8 episode, Maxie finds a seemingly very ill Lulu vomiting into a trashcan at General Hospital. On August 9, 2012, Lulu tries to pass the vomiting off as a coincidence or a 24 hour bug because she has been under so much recent stress with the club and Patrick and her own family issues, especially the fact that a recovering Olivia Falconeri just had a hallucination in which Lulu was seemingly nine months pregnant. Maxie, however, quickly assumes that Olivia's "hallucination" may be more of a premonition, and offers her cell phone as a calendar, jumping to the conclusion that Lulu may in fact be pregnant. She then buys a pregnancy test for her friend to take, and the results are positive.

ReferencesEdit

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