Felicia Scorpio is one of GENERAL HOSPITAL’s most beloved legacy characters. And while she may not have all that much to do in recent years, once upon a time, Felicia had plenty of love and adventures! The character has been played since her 1984 debut by Kristina Wagner, although ANOTHER WORLD alum Sandra Ferguson briefly stepped in for a dozen episodes in 2005.
Felicia arrived in Port Charles in 1984 dressed as a boy and searching for an Aztec heirloom which had been turned into a ring worn by Frisco Jones. Naturally, the two fell in love, but being engaged to the villainous Peter Harrell, Felicia had to put him off… for a while! After an adventure in Mexico with Robert and Holly, Felicia then got mixed up in another drama in the Asian Quarter of Port Charles with Robin and Anna. After that, Frisco and Felicia finally got their relationship moving and moved in together.
Frisco and Felicia tied the knot in 1986, but just two years later, she believed he’d been killed working undercover for the WSB. Thankfully, Frisco was alive, but he returned just in time to see Felicia marrying Lucy’s cousin, Colton Shore, who had been involved in his “death!” She was torn between the two men until she suffered amnesia for a time, then realized that Frisco is her one, true love. They were remarried in 1990 and honeymooned in Europe where she was kidnapped by Cesar Faison. After learning she was pregnant, Felicia ran away to her grandmother’s in Texas fearing for the safety of her child but ultimately returned to Port Charles where they welcomed their daughter, Maxie.
Still worried about Frisco’s dangerous line of work, Felicia eventually split up with him and got involved with Dr. Ryan Chamberlain, who turned out to be a psychopath! Although she was acting in self-defense, Felicia was arrested for trying to kill him and Ryan had her locked up in an institution. Mac Scorpio helped her escape, and when they went on the run, the two fell in love. They tried to get married, but Ryan crashed the ceremony with a bomb! Their second trip down the aisle was ruined when Maxie came down with Kawasaki syndrome. Mac tracked down Frisco and brought him back to Port Charles to help Maxie, which unfortunately led to a Felicia/Frisco reunion and she got pregnant again!
But Frisco left town once more and was not there for the birth of their second child, Georgie. After that, Felicia got involved with Dr. Tom Hardy, but their relationship couldn’t survive the strain of her being pursued by a stalker who was revealed to be Kevin Collins (suffering from a nervous breakdown!). After Tom moved away, Felicia got back together with Mac, and they were finally married in 1998. Unfortunately, Mac got jealous of Luke Spencer, who Felicia had been traveling with while writing Lila Quartermaine’s memoirs. After her divorce, Felicia did have a romantic relationship with Luke, but it didn’t last long. After Mac was injured in a fire in 2004, Felicia returned to Port Charles to put her family back together, moving in with Mac, Maxie, and Georgie.
In 2007, Felicia was devastated by the murder of her daughter, Georgie, and after the killer was caught, moved back to Texas. In 2012, she returned to Port Charles when Maxie went on trial for Lisa’s murder (she was innocent, though!). Felicia reunited with Mac and rekindled their relationship. The following year, Frisco made a surprise return and tried to propose, but Felicia turned him down flat. Instead, Felicia proposed to Mac, and they were married again in 2013.
The Aztec jewels popped up again when Levi Dunkleman kidnapped Maxie to force Felicia to hand over the precious gems. Levi was later revealed to be Peter Harrell, Jr., the son of Felicia’s fiance! Felicia ran for mayor of Port Charles but lost to Janice Lomax after the election was tampered with. And once Lomax was unseated, it was Laura and Ned who vied to take her place, leaving Felicia out in the cold.
Felicia is usually just a sounding board for her friend, Anna, or her daughter, Maxie, but she’s capable of so much more. And she proved that when Ryan turned out to be very much alive and out for revenge! Working together with Ava and Laura, Felicia’s previous experience with the serial killer helped bring him to justice once more.
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