Talk about making an entrance! Cody Bell made his debut on GENERAL HOSPITAL in the June 1 episode in dramatic fashion, and some soap fans might find the guy a little familiar, particularly if they’re an ABC Daytime fan. Actor Josh Kelly is best known for playing Cutter Wentworth on ONE LIFE TO LIVE from 2010-11 and again in 2013 for the short-lived online revival. Although viewers might also recognize him from primetime series like UNREAL, MIDNIGHT, TEXAS, and BLUFF CITY LAW.
Some of Port Charles’ singles were at the Metro Court rooftop pool attending the Society Setups charity party, and while most were enjoying themselves, Britt Westbourne was getting drunk and lamenting how there was no such thing as love in Port Charles. However, her remark about how finding true love was as likely as Mr. Right falling out of the sky turned out to be a little prophetic as a plane flew overhead and a guy parachuted right down into the party, accidentally knocking Britt into the pool with him!
Dante Falconeri was startled to recognize Cody, and Britt insisted that he be arrested. Cody laughed it off, but Dante cuffed him and took him away, charging him with reckless endangerment. However, he really just took him to Charlie’s Pub with Sam McCall where they informed her they were old childhood friends who used to get into trouble together.
Cody was still quick to get into trouble when he blackmailed Damian Spinelli after learning that he and Zelda were working together on Society Setups. He also won a lot of money during one of Selina Wu’s backroom poker games so she had her henchmen beat him up. As Britt tended to his injuries at the hospital, he was intrigued to learn that she was Cesar Faison’s daughter and decided to stick around Port Charles for a while. He landed a job at the Quartermaine estate working as their new stable hand and tried wooing Britt on a date, but she saw right through his fake charm and walked out.
Not willing to take no for an answer, Cody continued to pursue Britt and even got her to agree to a second date where he promised to be himself. Although things got sticky when she introduced him to her mother, Liesl Obrecht. Cody got along just fine with her but when he met her beau, Scott Baldwin, he hauled off and punched the guy before he revealed that he was Dominique Stanton’s son!
When Mac Scorpio learned that Cody was Dominique’s son, he wondered if he could be the guy’s real father. Cody agreed to have a DNA test to find out, but when the results came back, he lied that they were not related. Helping Britt go through Peter’s belongings, they found a safety deposit box key that led them to a priceless necklace, and as Leopold Taub’s son, Cody could have a claim to it. He tried, but the authorities stepped in to confiscate it as evidence as it contained pieces of the Ice Princess. After bonding with Mac, Cody confided to Dante that Mac is his real father, but didn’t know how to tell the guy now.
After Britt was murdered by The Hook, Cody struck up a friendship with Sasha Gilmore and he soon learned that Gladys Corbin was acting as her guardian, and in charge of her finances. This was a problem because Cody had been helping Selina Wu with her backroom gambling and realized that Gladys was taking Sasha’s money and selling Brando’s garage to pay off her gambling debts. After Cody confronted her, Gladys framed him for stealing a priceless bracelet from her during the Nurses Ball. He tried telling Sasha that he’d been framed, but she didn’t believe him.
Stay tuned to see what happens next!
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