Notorious General Hospital Betrayals

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Betrayal equals drama, and drama on a soap opera equals great daytime television. There have been countless betrayals on the popular soap, General Hospital (GH), over its six-decade tenure, which makes it no surprise as to why this show has lasted the long haul. But what are the best of the best when it comes to betrayals in Port Charles? Below is an overview of notorious betrayals on GH.

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5. Liz Keeps Jake Doe From Learning His True Identity

Elizabeth Webber is undeniably one of the most popular GH characters currently on the show. Liz has a tremendous history in Port Charles and has had some pretty incredible leading men in her time, one of which just happened to be Jason Morgan. When Jake Doe first rolled into town, Liz naturally was drawn to his rugged good looks, mystery and ‘bad boy’ attitude. Maybe that’s because Jake was indeed Jason, one of the loves of her life. In the end, she slyly betrayed Jason when she learned his true identity but hid it from him, as he was struggling with amnesia. While some fans can acknowledge the fact that Liz did this out of love, it was still a terrible thing to do. Watching someone you love struggle when you can provide them with information that can help is kind of unforgivable.

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4. A Mother Betrays Her Daughter… Twice

It’s bad enough when your boyfriend cheats on you with another woman, but when that woman ends up being your mother, well, that’s the ultimate betrayal. Still, when your mom has two separate affairs (both times including multiple jumps in the bedroom), then there is no mending a mother/daughter relationship. However, the entire scenario does make for some great daytime TV. In all fairness, the first time Ava and Morgan hooked up, Kiki dumped Morgan for his brother Michael. However, the second time Morgan and Ava got together (when Ava was pretending to be her twin, Denise) – they were doing it behind Kiki’s back while Kiki and Morgan were dating.

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3. Sonny Shoots AJ

The paternity around Michael Corinthos Quartermaine was a huge betrayal in itself. The boy was first thought to be Tony Jones’, then Jason Morgan’s, then Sonny’s, and finally it was revealed that he was AJ Quartermaine’s biological son. Michael was raised as Sonny’s son despite zero bloodline, but when AJ returned to town in 2012, the two grew close and started to bond over time lost. Sadly, AJ was shot by Sonny in early 2014. Hungry to avenge the murder of his love Connie Falconeri, Sonny believed AJ to be the murderer despite the fact that it was actually Ava Jerome. Sonny knew how close AJ and Michael had gotten and despite the love for his son, Sonny shot AJ in revenge – ultimately betraying Michael.

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2. Julian Continues His Mob Ways

When Julian and Alexis got married, fans of the couple rejoiced and it seemed like all was well with the world. Julian promised his blushing bride he would remove himself from the mob scene, so the two could live a life of bliss together. It seems that promises are made to be broken, because the honeymoon phase was over within months! Julian betrayed his promise of leaving the mob behind, killing Carlos to help keep everything under wraps. This dragged Alexis into everything despite the fact that she had no involvement. Sometimes betrayal between a husband and a wife doesn’t always revolve around affairs.

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1. Surrogate Maxie Gives Birth To Her Own Love Child

After everything Maxie Jones and Lulu Spencer have been through, it’s a miracle these two are still besties. Back in late 2012, Maxie agreed to become a surrogate to Lulu and Dante, as the couple could not carry a child full term on their own. Sadly, within weeks of expecting, Maxie lost the baby. She went back to the doctor, Britt Westbourne, who had handled the insemination for help, only to find out she was expecting already! She had conceived a child during a one-night stand with Spinelli. Maxie kept this secret to herself (and Britt) during her entire experience. After the baby’s birth, Spinelli was blissfully in love with Ellie and Maxie did not want to destroy that. The truth finally came out, during baby Connie’s (a.k.a baby Georgie’s) baptism. After a terrible court battle, a judge awarded sole custody of the child to Spinelli. The heartache that Lulu and Dante suffered, having to give up a child they thought was theirs, was awful.

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Dorathy Gass

Dorathy Gass

Dorathy Gass is an avid fan of daytime drama and has been watching Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, and Young and the Restless for over two decades now. As a full-time freelance writer, she gets to combine her love of soap operas and writing through her Fame 10 articles. Also a mother of two busy girls and a mommy blogger, she's been published multiple times over in Huffington Post Parents and Scary Mommy.