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|Kirsten Storms as Maxie Jones|
|Portrayed by|| Chelsey and Kahley Cuff (1990-91)|
Ashley and Jessica Clark (1992)
Elaine and Melanie Silver (1992-93)
Danica Stewart (2002)
Jen Lilley (2011-12)
|First appearance||November 5, 1990 (on GH)|
|Created by||Gene Palumbo|
|Introduced by|| Joseph Hardy (GH)|
Wendy Riche (PC)
Jill Farren Phelps (NS)
|Book appearances|| Robin's Diary|
The Secret Life
|Spin-off appearances|| Port Charles|
GH: Night Shift
|Namesake(s)|| Mariah Ramirez|
Maximista (by Spinelli)
Minimista (by Winifred)
Cookie (by Anthony)
|Born|| October 31, 1990|
(Revised to 1986)
Port Charles, New York
|Residence|| Winslow Garden Apts.|
114 Clover Avenue, #68
Port Charles, New York
|Robyn Richards as Maxie Jones|
|Jen Lilley as Maxie Jones|
Mariah Maximilliana "Maxie" Jones (formerly Hunter) is a fictional character on the ABC soap opera General Hospital. She is the daughter of supercouple Frisco and Felicia Jones, but she considers Mac Scorpio to be her father. She has been portrayed by Kirsten Storms since 2005, except for an eleven-month stint when she was temporarily portrayed by Jen Lilley when Storms went on medical leave.
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. She rejoined the show in August 2002 and her last appearance was July 16, 2004.
Maxie was later recast again with Kristen Storms, formerly known for her role on Days of Our Lives as Belle Black. Storms debuted on May 23, 2005. In 2009, Storms was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for the role. She went on maternity leave on January 2, 2014 and returned on April 9, 2014.
Jen Lilley was cast as a temporary replacement while Kirsten Storms was recovering from endometriosis, starting September 28, 2011. This was only expected 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.
During an interview with Dan J. Kroll of Soap Central Live, Lilley spoke about how she had no idea about her being a recast for Storms or the character of Maxie. She stated:
I was absolutely terrified, because I didn't know that I was auditioning for the role of Maxie the day before, and they kind of came out of the room after the audition and they're like, 'OK, by the way, it's the role of Maxie - you have a two-hour orientation, it starts right now. [...] And then I just remember sitting in my dressing room the next morning, having memorized 30 pages but being freaked out, and I remember thinking, 'There were two other girls at the callback, and I bet that they would want to do this role, and I don't know if I can do it, and I'm so scared.' I'm sitting in my dressing room sweating, and I remember thinking, 'I should go up to casting and just tell them to give it to one of the other girls, because I don't know if I can do this.' And then I Googled it, and it was all over Google that I was the replacement, and I was like, 'Oh God, I'm stuck! I'm stuck! I'm stuck!'
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. On July 21, Lilley posted a YouTube video stating: "Thank you for making my departure from GH easier. [...] And even though I'm crying, they are happy tears", after confirming her exit at the General Hospital Fan Club weekend. Lilley last appeared on screen August 10; and Storms returned to the screen September 5, after nearly a year-long absence.
Maxie is born on Halloween night in 1990 and named after her great-grandmother, Mariah and great-grandfather, Maximilian. Her Godparents are Sean Donely and Anna Devane. In 1994, she suffers from Kawasaki disease and requires a heart transplant. Meanwhile, her cousin B.J. Jones is in a car accident, leaving her brain dead. Test results prove B.J.'s heart to be a match for Maxie. B.J.'s parents, Bobbie and Tony Jones, agree to take B.J. off life support and donate her heart to Maxie.
During this time, Maxie's sister Georgie is conceived, but their father Frisco Jones leaves town again soon after and continues to have little involvement in his daughters lives. Although, Maxie and her younger sister, Georgie keep Frisco's last name they have always considered Mac to be their father. Maxie spent most of her childhood bouncing back and forth with her sister Georgie between their grandmother's ranch in Texas, and Port Charles, while their mother traveled around the world in search of new adventures. When Felicia realized that she needed to spend more time with her girls, Maxie rejected Felicia for her constant abandonment of her children.
But eventually Maxie let her mother back into her life. Maxie eventually gets the family she wants when Mac and Felicia get married but it's short lived when Felicia decides to run of with Frisco leaving Mac to raise Maxie and Georgie.
Maxie is then "diagnosed" with Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome, and is aged to 16 in 2002.
In February 2006, Maxie is one of the residents who had been victimized by encephalitis, which caused her to have another heart attack.
Her best friend and former enemy is Lulu Spencer-Falconeri.
As Maxie grew into an adolescent, she began to behave like a typical teenager and often caused trouble. Maxie's first crush is on Lucky Spencer, who doesn't return feelings, but she goes to extreme measures to get to him. She was also fired from her summer waitressing job at Kelly's for being irresponsible and also gets caught with alcohol. Maxie babysits for Lulu, Lucky's sister, as a way of getting his attention and while babysitting Lulu, she left her alone while she took a phone call outside. A fire broke out in the attic where Lulu was playing and Scott Baldwin rescued her. Mac was furious with Maxie and sent her and Georgie to live with her grandmother in Texas for a few months. She also briefly has a crush on Nikolas Cassadine and a brief flirtation with Zander Smith. Then she 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 returned to town after some time away with her heart close to failing. It was almost to the point where she needed a heart transplant, but luckily the medication began to work. While in the hospital, she met Jesse Beaudry, a young cop on the run for his life. The two slowly formed a strong relationship, but Maxie is devastated when Jesse is shot on a date at a carnival. 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 city's famous residents hostage. While trapped inside the vault, Maxie meets the second man she shares a serious relationship with, Cooper Barrett.
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.
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 a fight at Kelly's as an alibi 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 sleep with Spinelli. They pull each other through 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.
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. 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 wanted to repair his relationship with Maxie and came up with a plan. He set up a fake investigation in which he could emerge as Maxie's hero and recreate the moment when they first started to fall for one another. His plan did not work, and they were trapped in a storm drain until Johnny rescued them. Maxie developed pneumonia, which became more dangerous because she was a heart transplant recipient. While Maxie was in critical condition, she had a vision of Georgie trying to lead her to the other side, but Maxie fought her way back and recovered, while Spinelli sat vigil at her bedside. Maxie did not blame Spinelli for what happened, but Spinelli felt guilty for endangering Maxie's life, and he agreed with Mac that she deserved someone better than him. Spinelli and Maxie began drifting apart after Spinelli sank into a depression following the arrest of his best friend Jason.
Maxie started spending more time with Dr. Matt Hunter. Their relationship could not withstand the strain and they broke up. Soon after, 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 her husband, Patrick Drake. 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 but get back together soon after. 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 and 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. In Fall 2011, Matt asked Maxie to go to a party on a boat with him, but she says no. He then asks Elizabeth and she says yes. Maxie is annoyed by Matt and Liz growing very closer, so in-order to get Liz fired from GH she turns her in for stealing drugs. Liz gets fired, and Matt breaks up with Maxie. In order to get Matt back she says she lied but it is unknown if Liz will get her job back.
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 after) was living with her to tell her about Robin. 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. Wanting to punish herself for Robin's death she confesses to murdering Lisa 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 to 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 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.
After Matt turns himself in, Maxie refuses to get a divorce, and despite more pleas from concerned friends and loved ones such as Spinelli, she devotes herself to waiting patiently for her husband's release. Lulu helps Maxie adjust to her spouse's absence. Maxie forms a quick friendship with Patrick and helps him care for Emma 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 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.
Maxie tells Spinelli that they were only friends, and she felt like she had something more with Matt. Spinelli then retaliates that for years, he was Maxie's devoted and loyal companion, and gave her unconditional love and support, and she writes him off when he was trying to help her. Now, he's done with her, and refuses to even be her friend anymore. Spinelli avoids her, turning the other way when he sees her in the same room as him. She begs him to at least talk to her so they can work to be friends again. Spinelli refuses, saying he has an unbearable pain to deal with whenever she's around and he needs to find a way to get past that before he can be her friend again. Meanwhile, Lulu believes she is pregnant, and Maxie helps her out when she needs a pregnancy test. Though it's later proven that Lulu isn't pregnant, she tells Maxie how she & Dante want to become parents soon, and Maxie offers her full support.
Meanwhile, Spinelli starts dating a lab technician named Ellie Trout, whose quirky humor and intelligence are similar to Spinelli's own personality and starkly different from Maxie's own debonair style & fashionable personality. Maxie is a little upset about this, but doesn't think much of it. However, when her mom comes back to town, and explains how Mac was always her one true love, not Frisco, Maxie comes to realize that Spinelli is her Mac, and she loves him very much. She tries to tell Spinelli this, but is unable to because he spends most of his time with Ellie, and she tells Lulu how she's worried she'll never get to tell Spinelli about her change of heart.
To make a point, Maxie gets a divorce from Matt, hoping to change Spinelli's mind. However, Spinelli doesn't react the way she hopes. Maxie eventually moves in with Ellie, hoping to get a chance to talk to Spinelli when he visits Ellie. Eventually, she does, and tells Spinelli she's in love with him. Spinelli is shocked and upset, believing Maxie is just saying it because he's now with Ellie, and is unreachable, and she always goes for what she can't have. Maxie insists she's changed, and is not the same person she once was. She asks Spinelli for a second chance, but he tells her that he can't wait for her anymore and is choosing to be with Ellie. Maxie is heartbroken by his choice, but decides she needs to accept it. To preoccupy herself, Maxie spends time with Lulu, and finds out she & Dante are looking into surrogacy because Lulu can't carry a baby & they're not able to adopt. Maxie then offers to be the surrogate for Lulu & Dante when they don't have any luck finding a suitable surrogate to carry their baby. Lulu is doubtful about this initially, but after having no luck with any candidates, she takes Maxie up on her offer.
Lulu & Dante are able to have their embryos frozen, and one is implanted into Maxie. On Christmas Eve, she starts to feel sick, and calls Spinelli, who brings her to the hospital. Dante & Lulu later arrive, and Maxie gives them the happy news that she is pregnant. Meanwhile, Maxie finds out Ellie broke up with Spinelli on Christmas Eve for leaving her alone on their date when he went to help Maxie. Spinelli has asked Ellie to meet him for New Years' Eve in order to give him a second chance, but Ellie doesn't want to. Maxie, though, convinces her to because she knows Ellie misses Spinelli a lot. After she leaves, Maxie ends up getting an unwelcome visitor in the form of a lost puppy. In her attempt to get the puppy out of her apartment, Maxie trips and falls. She goes to the hospital to check if the baby's okay, and Maxie finds out she has miscarried. She's disappointed in herself for not being able to help Dante & Lulu.
Maxie goes to the hospital rooftop, where she finds Spinelli, drunk and upset. Ellie never showed up for their date, and Spinelli believes that Ellie has broken up with him for good. Maxie, upset herself, sits with Spinelli and later ends up taking him back to her place, where they sleep together on the New Year's night. The next day, Spinelli thinks that maybe them together is a sign that he was meant to be with Maxie all along. Maxie is hopeful, until Spinelli finds a voice message left for him, saying Ellie was hit by a car the night before, and is at General Hospital, recovering. He rushes to her bedside, while Maxie waits for Dante & Lulu to come so she can tell them about the miscarriage. She's unable to, though, because Lulu leaves when she finds out her father, Luke Spencer, is in trouble.
Maxie goes back to the hospital, and asks her OB-GYN to implant another of Dante & Lulu's embryos into her so they won't have to know about Maxie miscarrying. However, she finds out that can't happen because Maxie is already pregnant. She realizes she's pregnant with Spinelli's child. Maxie decides that she's going to let Dante & Lulu believe the child she's carrying is theirs, and let them raise her child as their own. She also finds out that Spinelli told Ellie about his one-night-stand with Maxie, but that she forgave Spinelli. Maxie stays firm in her decision to give her child to Dante & Lulu.
Maxie ends up in trouble when her OB-GYN, Dr. Britt Westbourne, blackmails Maxie using her secret against her. Britt has just been dumped by Patrick. Bitter and resentful, she forces Maxie to help her sabotage the career of nursing student Sabrina Santiago, who has a crush on Patrick & who Britt blames for her break-up with Patrick. Maxie later finds out that Britt was mean to Emma, and Patrick found out, and left her. Wanting to keep her secret, Maxie agrees to switch out medication bottles to make it look like Sabrina gave a patient the wrong medication that led to his death. Maxie is immediately guilt-stricken, and upset at being forced to hurt Sabrina. Fortunately, though, her father, Frisco, comes to town and she confides the truth to him about her baby & Britt. Frisco gets Britt to back off Maxie, and Sabrina is allowed to stay in the nursing program and complete her studies.
Patrick & Sabrina resurrect the Nurses' Ball to honor Robin's memory. Maxie attends with her family, and finds out that Frisco wants Felicia back, but Felicia has renewed her romance with Mac. At the Nurses' Ball, things come to a head when Frisco asks Felicia to marry him. Felicia declines, and tells Frisco that Mac is the man she wants to be with. Frisco walks out hurt, intending to leave Port Charles. Maxie follows him, wanting him to stick around for her sake. He doesn't, though, and Maxie is hurt when her father walks out on her again. She confides that he was able to keep the secret about the baby from coming out. Unknown to Maxie, Ellie overhears this conversation and wonders what secret Maxie is hiding.
Lulu disappears, and Dante leaves to rescue her. When Lulu comes back, she has no memory of her family or friends. Maxie is worried about handing her child over, in case Lulu doesn't get her memory back, and ends up splitting from Dante. She starts thinking about raising her own child during this time. Later on though, Lulu recovers her memory and Maxie is thrilled. However, Ellie finds out soon after about Maxie's miscarriage by snooping through her medical files. She also realizes that Maxie is carrying Spinelli's baby, and tries to tell him. Maxie stops her, though, by convincing her that Spinelli might leave her if he knows the truth.
Maxie goes into labor after Mac & Felicia's wedding ceremony. At the hospital, the doctor says the baby is in distress, and Maxie starts thinking the baby has a heart problem like she does. Lulu reminds her, though, that the baby isn't hers. Maxie tries to tell Dante, Lulu, and Spinelli the truth, but the doctor comes in and says that Maxie needs to have an emergency C-section in order to save the baby. Maxie gives birth to her daughter with Lulu next to her. Together, they cut the umbilical cord as Dante & Spinelli watch from the observation window. After Lulu leaves, Maxie starts hemorrhaging and her fate is left in limbo. She gets a visit from Georgie, and explains how she's thinking about dying because everyone would be better off. Georgie brings her outside the room to show Maxie that she's wrong. Ellie is getting ready to tell Spinelli the truth, and her parents are worried about losing their other daughter, as well. Maxie decides to stick around to face the music, and recovers.
When Maxie wakes up, she insists that the baby is hers & Spinelli's, but Mac & Felicia believe she is delirious from the drugs she was given. Maxie wakes up, and goes to visit her daughter. Spinelli, though, comes in and brings Maxie back to her room before she can breastfeed the baby. He reveals that he knows the truth, and shows how betrayed he feels. However, he agrees to keep the secret because he doesn't want to hurt Dante & Lulu, which is Maxie's reasoning. Dante & Lulu come to Maxie's room, and say how they're concerned Maxie is too attached to "their" daughter, and want her to stay away. Maxie is not willing to accept that, and agrees to go to counseling so they won't stop her from seeing her baby, whom Dante & Lulu name Connie.
Dante and Lulu ask Maxie and Spinelli to be the godparents of their own daughter. After the christening, Brad Cooper tells Dante and Lulu the truth about the baby. Maxie tries to lie but has no choice but to tell them that what Brad said is true. The Falconeri's are crushed and want to know what happened so Maxie tells them. Lulu also slaps Maxie and then leaves with Dante. Maxie and Spinelli talk about how they don't think that Dante and Lulu will want to raise a child that isn't theirs. Later on, Maxie and Spinelli decide that they want their daughter, but at the same time Dante and Lulu decide they want to keep the baby. The four of them meet up to discuss the baby. Both sets of parents have a different idea: the Falconeri's want Maxie and Spinelli to give up their parental rights, but Spinelli and Maxie say they want their daughter. Lulu says she's taking them to court to get custody of Connie, leaving Maxie & Spinelli shocked. Later they call Diane Miller for help while Dante and Lulu call Alexis.
In court, both Maxie and Lulu reveal each other's dirty secrets, painting each other as unfit. Lulu has Alexis accuse Maxie of murdering her cousin, Robin, because at the time everyone believed Robin was dead and that Maxie played a part in it. After that Maxie has Diane bring up the fact that Lulu was real murderer in the custody hearing (she killed Logan Hayes and had an abortion). Maxie also has Diane ask Lulu about the fact that she was planning to run away with Connie, a fact Lulu blurted out to Maxie in a moment of anger. Lulu claims Maxie's lying, which she wasn't. After everyone testifies, the judge adjourns to make his decision but soon comes back with his decision.
Maxie loses custody of baby Connie, as the judge declares her unfit to be a mother. Instead, he gives Spinelli sole custody of the baby. Maxie can't go within 20 feet of her daughter for a period of six months. Maxie tries to violate the court order by showng up on Spinelli's doorstep on the pretext of giving a gift to Connie, but wanting to be able to spend time with her daughter. Spinelli, though, refuses and is adamant Maxie leaves because if he lets her near Connie, Maxie will be sent to jail and Spinelli will have Connie taken away from him. Maxie refuses, though, to stay away from her daughter, but Spinelli shuts the door in Maxie's face, and she walks away, dejected.
Maxie goes to Georgie's grave, and reveals that she's depressed over not being able to see her daughter, and is planning to swallow enough pills to commit suicide. Before she can, though, Robin shows up, and Maxie thinks she's a ghost like Georgie, trying to stop her from killing herself. Robin, however, slaps her, and Maxie realizes Robin is alive and there in person. Robin reveals her death was staged, and she was held in captivity for the last two years. Robin convinces her to not swallow pills, and Maxie decides to stay with Robin.
Spinelli later tells Maxie that Ellie got offered a job in Portland that she wants to take, and Spinelli wants to go with her. Maxie encourages him to go and to take Connie so that she won't be tempted to violate the judge's ruling. Eventually, Spinelli decides to move to Portland, but before he leaves, he comes to Maxie's place and allows her to say goodbye to their daughter. Maxie and Spinelli agree to rename their daughter Georgie, and say goodbye. Soon after, she calls her parents and Robin over, and reveals that she has decided to leave Port Charles for a journey of self-discovery. She stops by Lulu's place, and apologizes for all the pain she caused her. Lulu isn't ready to forgive her just yet, and Maxie understands, saying she hopes to return as someone better who Lulu will forgive. Later on, Maxie packs up her things and then as she starts getting ready to leave, Nathan West shows up at her apartment and tells her he is there to sublet it while she is away. Maxie and Nathan share a brief discussion about making a fresh start in the new year and past mistakes, before she leaves for her Eat-Pray-Love journey.
Maxie returns home on April 8, with her boyfriend, Levi and is greeted by Nathan. A few days later, Maxie meets Rocco and makes up with Dante and Lulu. In May, Maxie goes to The Nurses' Ball with Levi and does a number with Lulu and others. Maxie gets a court order regarding her daughter but decides not to go because she has come to terms with not seeing baby Georgie. She later changes her mind and decides to fight for her daughter. When Maxie goes to the judge to request another hearing the judge denies it saying that she can't be trusted with an appointment let alone a child so he adds 6 months to the custody band but Nathan lies to the judge and says that he threw Maxie's custody hearing summons away so the judge gives her another chance. Maxie and Levi get into a huge fight about Georgie and about him not caring about Gabriel died. After there fight, she runs into Nathan and they talk about their bad day. They go to the Floating Rib and talk some more about Ric and her fight with Levi and she eats Nathan's meat. Maxie goes to see Patrick and comfort him after his son died. Later on, Maxie sees Levi punch Nathan and then she goes to Gabriel's funeral.
Maxie finds out that her custody hearing was moved up because the judge found out that Nathan lied. Nathan told judge that he didn't lie so the judge asks him testify under oath but before he can Maxie stops him and admits that he lied for her. This caused Maxie to be denied custody and visitation rights for another six months which devastates her. She later goes to see Lulu, who comforts her. While she is there she gets to hold Rocco. After that she goes home looking for Nathan but finds Levi. Levi tells her that Nathan accused him of sabotaging the her custody hearing (which he did) and Maxie lays into Nathan when he gets home. A couple of days later, Levi talks Maxie into protesting the Waterfront renovation which ends in Levi getting arrested for trespassing and Maxie getting handcuffed to Nathan. On July 3, (the 4th of July on the show) Maxie and Nathan walk home but along the way they fight and watch the fireworks.
The next morning, Nathan and Maxie wake up together on the couch, still handcuffed, after a long night of looking for the key. They end up having a moment but Levi walks in and interrupts it. Later on, Levi finds the key and Nathan unlocks the cuffs. Maxie gets a visit from Lulu where she tells her that it seems like she has feels for Nathan which Maxie explicitly denies it. The next day, some from I.C.E comes to get Levi because someone called immigration. Maxie accuses Nathan of calling immigration but Nathan says that he told Dante and Mac said something about wanting Levi deported so she confronts them and then she finds the number on Nathan's phone and kicks him out of the apartment. Maxie suggests that she and Levi get married and he agrees. She asks Lulu to her matron of honor, she is hesitant at first but eventually agrees.
In August, Maxie is getting ready for her wedding when Mac walks in and tells her that Nathan has feelings for her. Later on, Lulu goes to see Maxie and she asks her how she feels about Nathan and she says that she has no feelings for Nathan but she says that to everything but Lulu. When Lulu tells Maxie to look her in the eyes and say that she has no feelings for Nathan, she says, "I don't have feelings for Levi". Maxie says she made a mistake and meant to say Nathan. Maxie starts having doubts so she goes to see Levi but he is already waiting for her at the aisle. Maxie walks down the aisle anyways and is about to say, "I do" when she has second thoughts but Levi talks her to her and changes her mind. They get back to the ceremony and Maxie says, "I do", however, just as they're about to be pronounced man and wife, Nathan walks in and says that Levi is under arrest. Nathan tells Maxie that Levi is a con man and then Levi pulls a gun on Maxie. She and Lulu are both kidnapped by Levi and his accomplice, Jeffery Scribner but Nathan promises her that he will find her.
Later on, it is revealed that Maxie, along with Lulu, was forced onto a boat at gunpoint then taken to a cabin in the woods. While being forced on to the boat, Maxie talked the whole time, saying that she had friends down at the PCPD and that she wasn't his wife. Levi and Scribner also sunk the boat to make it look like the girls had drowned. When they get inside the cabin Maxie and Lulu talk about how their men are going to find them and blow Levi and Scribner's heads off.
Maxie is later seen getting out of the knots that she was in and freaking out when she doesn't know where Lulu is. Levi puts his gun on a box and she tries to reach it but can't. When Lulu finally comes back she sees the gun and grabs it. She points it at the men but can't shoot because Levi pulls a gun on Maxie again and threatens to kill her so she puts it down. When the two women are tied up again, they talk about how they will get out of this because they are strong and they both have children to get back too. Maxie brings up the fact that it's Georgie's birthday and that she should be there with her. Later, Maxie tells Levi that he was no good in the sac and that she never had any fun. The girls try to convince the men to let them go but it turns out Levi has no intention of letting them go. It is revealed that Levi shot Scribner and took the girls to house.
The next morning, Maxie is tied to a chair when Levi walks in with "breakfast". When her gag is removed she starts screaming for help but no one hears her. She and Lulu find out that the reason they were taken was personal. They continue to reek havoc for Levi. Maxie tries to get him to let Lulu go but they find out that Lulu is a part of it as well. Maxie and Lulu continue to get on Levi's nerves so he throws his phone at her cup. Levi starts to insult Felicia and Maxie wants to know why. Levi says that Felicia screws everyone over when it comes to Frisco. Maxie continues to question him and he gets so angry that leaves the house without his phone. When Lulu notices the phone on the floor, Maxie tries to pick it up with her feet but can't. It is revealed that Mac insisted one summer that she and her sister, Georgie go to soccer camp so she uses that to kick the phone in the air and it lands right on Lulu's lap.
Lulu is then able to call Dante. Nathan is there and asks if Maxie is there and she says yes and that she's fine. The girls try to explain where they are while the guys trace the call. They also find out Levi's real identity and reasons for kidnapping them. Sadly, Levi catches them and ends the call. Maxie then starts in on how they know that he is really Peter Harrell, Jr. and then he explains that he wants revenge and that what goes around comes around. Maxie tells Lulu that Nathan showing up on her door step the night she was leaving, all kind and shy and gorgeous, was her cosmic message. She admits that Nathan is the hottest guy she has ever meet. She explains that Nathan wanted her to stay with him because he didn't know anyone in Port Charles and they could have helped each other. When Levi interrupts and tells them to pipe down, Lulu tells him to shut up because Maxie is having a moment of clarity. Afterwards, Levi tells Maxie and Lulu that he has something entirely different in store for Lulu as payback. As Levi is about take the girls again, Nathan and Dante show up with back up.
Nathan and Dante try to negotiate with Levi, who is using Lulu as a human shield, while Maxie is still tied to a chair. Nathan is able to move so he can see Maxie and mouths to her that he's coming and goes around to the back entrance but before he can do anything, Dante shoots Levi. Maxie is then freed from the ropes and asks where Nathan is. Nathan is still outside when gas starts to fill the room and everyone passes out. It turns out that Victor Cassadine is behind this. Nathan is still outside when Victor starts talking about how someone is missing and he tells Nathan to come out or he will kill Maxie. Nathan comes in, puts his gun down and checks on a sedated Maxie.
Maxie is later seen chained to a pole, calling out for help. Nathan answers and then tries to get to her but can't. Maxie finally gets to see Nathan when the guys bring him in and chain him up as well. When Maxie and Nathan are alone they talk about everything that has happened and she tells him that she wasn't going to go through with the wedding because of him. She says that Mac told her about his feelings for her and he confirms that what Mac said is true. When he asks if she has feelings for him and she says that she can't answer that because she doesn't trust her judgement.
Maxie and Nathan decide to focus on getting out and getting help. Nathan is able to get a paper clip and unlock Maxie's cuff but she breaks it before she can unlock his. She decides to go get help on her own, much to Nathan's dislike, but promises him that she will be safe and she will come back to him. Maxie is later seen sneaking around the clinic and ends up in a patients room and asks for help. The patient then says her mothers name and grabs her wrist. When she is about to leave she runs into Peter. He then manhandles Maxie telling her that she's not going anywhere. Peter then introduces her to his father, the man in the bed, and then Peter, Sr. says that it's time for Maxie to die.
He then says that he will kill Maxie even if he is too weak. She tries to get Peter, Jr. to stop his father from killing her but he won't. Peter gets up and pulls out a special dagger to kill her with. Maxie is about stabbed by Peter, Sr. when Nathan arrives and he shoots him in the back, killing him. Nathan checks on Maxie and the two hug for the first time. Nathan and Maxie are about to leave when Peter, Jr. attacks Nathan and they start fighting. Peter gets the upper hand and is about to shoot Nathan when Maxie stabs him in the back, killing him. Then, Nathan and Maxie share their first kiss. They continue kissing and then pull away. Afterwards, Nathan teaches Maxie how to handle a gun and then they leave. Nathan and Maxie then end up in a room with two unconscious guys and then they hear a noise that they find out is going off because the building is going to self-destruct. Nathan and Maxie find Dante and Lulu and then while trying to find a way out they run into Anna and Obrecht. Maxie and everyone else head for the front door but it's lock as well so they all agree to shoot at in order to break the lock. Nathan and Dante kick the door open and everyone is free but not long after, the clinic blows up.
Later on, Maxie arrives at the PCPD and is reunited with her parents. She gives Felicia the dagger and she explains that Peter, Sr. was going to kill her with it but Nathan saved her and that she saved Nathan by killing Peter, Jr. She also tells them that Nathan came right out and told her about his feelings for her. She goes on to tell them that Nathan deserves someone, who trusts her judgement. Mac asks if thats it, there's no hope but Maxie says that she wouldn't go that far and then thinks about the kiss. After she finishes talking to her parents, Maxie runs into Nathan and tells him that her parents are insisting that she stay at their house tonight but that he is welcome to stay at the apartment to which he says that he might take her up on that offer. Then Maxie says that it's going to be weird not being around him after having been locked up with him for so long and he says that maybe they better come off that gradually. Nathan asks Maxie to go to dinner with him and she says yes.
Maxie is seen at the Brownstone wanting to apologize to Morgan, Michael and Kiki. Morgan is the only one there so she apologizes and then asks him for advice on if she should go on the date with Nathan. She explains that Nathan told her that he has feelings for her and that she's confused about her feelings but she wasn't confused when he kissed her. Morgan tells her that "the worst days when you're in love are better than the best days when you're not." Morgan also says that she probably knows a lot more then she's leading on and that she needs to make the decision herself. Afterwords, Maxie runs into Nathan outside the commissioners office. Nathan says that he was just thinking of her and she says same here. He asks if there date is still on and she says that she is here to give him an answer in person.
- Basic teenage stuff: lying, skipping school, underage drinking
- Stole a bottle of pills from General Hospital [Aug 2003]
- Aided and abetted fugitive Zander Smith [Jan-Feb 2004]
- Attempted to steal a bottle of pills for an ailing Zander [Feb 3, 2004]
- Helped hide Jesse Beaudry from the police [Jun-Jul 2005]
- Went on the run with Jesse Beaudry when he was a wanted fugitive [Jul 2005]
- Breaking and entering and trespassing; broke into Jenna's cabin [Jul 2005]
- Theft; stole food from Jenna's cellar [Jul 2005]
- Hit Murphy in the face with the butt of a gun [Jul 15, 2005]
- Adultery; had an affair with Lucky Spencer while he was married to Elizabeth 
- Stole drugs from General Hospital for Lucky’s drug habit [Summer 2006]
- Bought drugs for Lucky Spencer [Summer 2006]
- Faked a pregnacy/miscarriage to trap Lucky [Fall 2006]
- Tried to get Diego to get her pregnant so she could trap Lucky [Oct 31, 2006]
- Helped hide Cooper Barrett from the police after Metro Court hostage crisis [Spring 2007]
- Blackmailed Scott Baldwin [Spring 2007]
- Thief; stole the police exam for Coop [Apr 11, 2007]
- Made sure Cooper’s application would be accepted by the PCPD [Summer 2007]
- Broke a vase over Anthony Zacchara's head [Nov 2007]
- Slapped Lulu Spencer [Feb 28, 2008]
- Injected Dr. Ian Devlin with a sedative and rendered him temporarily unconscious [Apr 28, 2008]
- Impersonated a doctor [Apr 28-29, 2008]
- Obstruction of justice; knew that Lulu Spencer had murdered Logan Hayes and aided in the cover-up of his death [Jul-Sep 2008]
- Slapped Dr. Matt Hunter [Aug 26, 2008]
- Impersonated a doctor [Oct 17, 2008]
- Slapped Winifred Leeds [Jan 12, 2009]
- Perjury; lied when she said she didn't see Michael Corinthos in the car with his father, Sonny on the night Claudia was murdered, when in fact she did [Apr 2-5, 2010]
- Accidently knocked over a candle and set Mac's house on fire with Robin and Emma inside [Nov 2010]
- Breaking and entering; broke into Johnny Zacchara's apartment [Mar 9, 2011]
- Considered a suspect in the murder of Lisa Niles [Nov 2011]
- Convinced Anthony Zacchara to have First Mate Briggs confess to the murder of Lisa Niles [Dec 2011]
- Confessed to the murders of Lisa Niles and First Mate Briggs [Mar 2012; sentenced to 20 years in prison without parole on May 1, 2012; released on May 29, 2012; Matt was the real killer]
- Fraud; married Matt Hunter to avoid having to testify against him [May 29, 2012]
- Fraud; tried to pass off her baby with Spinelli as Dante and Lulu Falconeri's baby (The truth came out on Sep 30, 2013) [Feb-Sep 2013]
- Violated a court order to have no contact with her daughter; not charged [Dec 2013]
- Protested the Waterfront project [Jun 30, 2014]
- Trespassing; wouldn't leave the Waterfront property [Jun 30, 2014]
- Resisting arrest; shoved and pushed Nathan while he was trying to handcuff her [Jul 1, 2014]
- Killed Peter Harrell, Jr. with a dagger in defense of Nathan [Sep 15, 2014]
Heath and VitalsEdit
- Suffered from Kawasaki disease as a child resulting in the need for a heart transplant 
- Overdosed on ecstasy [Aug 2003]
- Suffered a heart attack [May 2005]
- Rendered unconscious and suffered minor injuries in an explosion [Jul 15, 2005]
- Held hostage at gunpoint by Murphy, a dirty cop [Jul 21, 2005]
- Stalked by Diego Alcazar [Fall 2005]
- Drugged by Diego Alcazar [Aug 12, 2005]
- Held hostage at gunpoint by Manny Ruiz [Dec 16, 2005]
- Suffered a heart attack during the encephalitis plague that hit Port Charles [Feb 2006]
- Faked a suicide attempt that led to real complications with her heart [Summer 2006]
- Went into cardiac arrest [Sep 2006]
- Fell down the stairs at Kelly's and faked a miscarriage [Dec 20-21, 2006]
- Suffered minor injuries during the Metro Court explosion [Feb 2007]
- Held hostage at gunpoint [Apr 13, 2007]
- Developed a staff infection which turned septic [Aug 2007; GH:NS]
- Manhandled by Logan Hayes [Sep 2007]
- Grabbed by Anthony Zacchara to play Russian Roulette [Nov 2007]
- Attacked by Diego Alcazar, the Text Message Killer [Dec 2007]
- Hospitalized for shock after her sister was murdered [Dec 2007]
- Trapped in a storm drain with Spinelli [Feb 29-Mar 5, 2008]
- Got stuck in a storm drain grate when it was about to go up but Spinelli got her out [Mar 4-5, 2008]
- Attacked by Diego Alcazar again [Mar 5, 2008]
- Held hostage scalpel-point by Ian Devlin (suffered a cut to her neck as a result) [May 5, 2008]
- Attacked by Logan Hayes [Jul 2008]
- Kidnapped by Anthony Zacchara's men [Jul 2008]
- Almost got hit by a car but Spinelli pushed her out of the way and got hit instead [Aug 25, 2008]
- Rendered unconscious by Russian mobster Andrei Karpov's associates [Nov 2008]
- Rendered unconscious after a car accident [Jan 27, 2009]
- Rendered unconscious while trapped in a fire at General Hospital [Feb 2009]
- Attacked [May 4, 2009]
- Involved in a car accident [Feb 19-22, 2010]
- Trapped in a storm drain with Spinelli again and suffered from hypothermia [Mar 9-10, 2010]
- Hospitalized with pneumonia after being trapped in a storm drain [Mar 2010]
- Fell off a 7 inch curb in 5 inch heels and hurt her leg [Jun 22, 2010]
- Suffered minor injuries in a bus crash [Jan 2011]
- Held hostage at gunpoint by Dr. Lisa Niles [Jun 2011]
- Trapped in a storm drain with Jackal P.I. [Aug 2011]
- Kidnapped and held hostage at gunpoint (along with Elizabeth) by Anthony Zacchara's men [Sep 2011]
- Threatened with a knife by one of Anthony's men [Sep 2011]
- Beaten up in prison [May 2012]
- Experienced a fever after ingesting the toxin Jerry Jacks had placed in the Port Charles water supply [Sep 2012]
- Allergic to blackberries [revealed Dec 2012]
- Implanted with one of Dante and Lulu's embryos [Dec 2012]
- Experienced cramping due to the implantation [Dec 2012]
- Miscarried the child she was carrying for her friends, Dante and Lulu Falconeri [Jan 2013]
- Blackmailed by Britt Westbourne into switching meds to frame Sabrina Santiago [Feb 2013]
- Manhandled by Julian Jerome [Jul 31, 2013]
- Hemorrhaged after giving birth to her daughter, Georgie via emergency C-section [Aug 2013]
- Tried to commit suicide by taking pills [Dec 5-6, 2013]
- Handcuffed to Det. Nathan West [Jul 1-9, 2014]
- Held hostage at gunpoint by Peter Harrell, Jr. [Aug 13, 2014]
- Kidnapped and held hostage at gunpoint (along with Lulu) by Peter, Jr. (aka Levi) (and Scribner) [Aug 14, 2014-Sep 2, 2014]
- Rendered unconscious after breathing gaseous fumes [Sep 2, 2014]
- Threatened to be killed by Victor Cassadine if Nathan didn't put down his gun [Sep 3, 2014]
- Kidnapped and held hostage (along with Nathan) by Victor and his henchmen [revealed Sep 8-17, 2014]
- Handcuffed to a metal pole [Sep 8-10, 2014]
- Manhandled by Peter, Jr. [Sep 12, 2014]
- Threatened by Peter, Jr and Peter, Sr. [Sep 12, 2014]
- Almost stabbed by Peter, Sr. [Sep 15, 2014]
- Was trapped in a building that was about to blow up but got out before it did [Sep 16-17, 2014]
- ↑ The judge in the custody hearing called her by her middle name
- ↑ http://www.soaps.com/generalhospital/update/6149/Maxies_Wonderful_Life
- ↑ Maxie graduated highschool in June 2005 at the age of 18.
- ↑ He kissed her to make Jesse jealous
- ↑ http://www.soaps.com/generalhospital/cast/322/Maria_Maximilliana_Maxie_Jones
- ↑ http://soaps.sheknows.com/generalhospital/news/id/22329/Kirsten_Storms_Returns_To_General_Hospital/
- ↑ Emotional Jen Lilley thanks fans for support. Soapcentral.com. Retrieved on July 22, 2012.
- ↑ http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment_tv_tvblog/2012/06/general-hospital-kirsten-storms-returning-mom-says.html
- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tAO7W2-xsE&feature=plcp
- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pamapSVXuMo&playnext=1&list=PL049E01DDA603EE98
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