When actress Katelyn MacMullen made her debut as Willow Tait on GENERAL HOSPITAL back in October of 2018, fans knew there was more to her than meets the eye. And though some of her past has been revealed, there still seems to be more yet to come!
Willow was introduced as Aiden‘s schoolteacher who had a private meeting with Liz and Franco about the little boy, who had been acting withdrawn and having trouble making friends in school. She was next seen at the end of the month when she ran into Harrison Chase in the hospital parking garage on her way to a bereavement group meeting that was also attended by Michael Corinthos.
It was then revealed that Willow is the biological mother of Wiley, the baby that Brad Cooper and Lucas Jones adopted, and Julian convinced her to back off and not be a part of the child’s life. However, the infant Willow had given birth to had died in his crib and Brad had agreed to swap babies with Nelle Benson, so as Willow grew closer to Wiley and felt a pull towards the little boy, she had no idea it wasn’t actually her son. It then came out that Willow was a former member of the Dawn of Day cult and its leader, Shiloh, was her baby’s father! Her mother, Harmony, tried to get her to come back to the group, but Willow wanted nothing more to do with them.
When Shiloh learned Wiley was his son, he immediately set about stealing the child for himself, but luckily, Willow’s new boyfriend, Chase, was a cop, and came to her defense. After Shiloh’s reign of terror ended with his death, Willow was surprised when her mother showed up at her doorstep having been released from prison. Harmony insisted she was turning over a new leaf, but Willow had no idea she was now working for villainous drug runner Cyrus Renault!
Willow had grown so attached to Wiley that she was absolutely heartbroken when the truth about the baby switch came out and she learned that the baby she had given birth to had passed away over a year ago. As Michael took over raising Wiley, Willow remained a part of the little boy’s life, and when Nelle got out of prison and wanted her son back, Willow offered to do anything she could to help Michael retain custody. However, when Sasha suggested she marry Michael to create a family that would ensure the judge would let him keep Wiley, Willow declined.
But when Sasha and Chase made it appear they were having an affair, Willow and Michael came together and tied the knot in order to defeat Nelle in court. But over time, they grew so close that even after they found out about the lie that brought them together in the first place, there were still feelings there. So even as Willow began to reconnect with Chase, she was still part of Michael’s life (and not just because she moved out of the Quartermaine mansion and into the gatehouse!).
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