Forgive And Forget? Is It Time For Maxie and Lulu To Be BFFs Again On General Hospital?
Maxie Jones is a fictional character from the ABC soap opera General Hospital. She is the . In , she dates her crush, Kyle Ratcliffe (Andrew St. John). When Maxie suspects Cooper has taken interest in Maxie's enemy Lulu Spencer Maxie becomes friends with Spinelli, and starts to slowly fall for him, despite Mac. Marriage/relationship dates, - 10 (lovers) . They went back to being just friends, but were still drawn closer when Maxie joined Spinelli Defying her stepfather and choosing Spinelli, she moves into an apartment with Lulu and Johnny. Jun 3, 'Why dose Maxie get a nice guy like Cooper and I get no one. She was supposed to date Milo first but to his knowledge Lulu and Milo He never had the pleasure of having real friends before he came to Port Charles. Lulu.
Maxie steered clear of relationships and instead helped Georgie navigate her relationship with Dillon Quartermaine. 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 was devastated when, after only a few months together, Jesse was killed in a mob-related shoot-out.
She turned to her old crush and Jesse's partner, Lucky, for comfort. Lucky was struggling with his own demons. Jesse's death haunted Lucky and he was drowning in debt. When Lucky suffered a debilitating back injury, it all proved too much for Lucky to cope with, and he ended up developing an addiction to pain medications. Convinced that she was in love with Lucky and only helping him, Maxie began stealing drugs from General Hospital to give to Lucky.
They soon ended up having an affair, even though Lucky was married and very much in love with his wife, Elizabeth. Maxie resented the loyalty and devotion Elizabeth continued to inspire in Lucky and began doing what she could to both discredit Elizabeth and ruin Lucky's marriage to her.
Maxie was certain that all Lucky needed was some space from Elizabeth to realize that he was in love with Maxie. However, Lucky was determined to get clean and save his marriage. Desperate to hold on to Lucky, Maxie faked a suicide attempt by taking a non-lethal dose of medications. Diego Alcazar found Maxie and saved her life. Maxie's attempts to hold on to Lucky did not end there.
She faked a pregnancy and then desperately tried to find a way to get pregnant. At one point, she even tried to seduce Diego. When that failed, Maxie realized that she had to devise a new plan before people would start wondering why she wasn't showing.
Maxie decided to goad Lulu into an argument and fake a tumble down the stairs so that she could say she had miscarried the baby. The plan worked wonderfully, and Lucky proved to be quite supportive during that time.
Unfortunately, Elizabeth found out the truth, and Maxie was forced to confess everything to Lucky before Elizabeth told him. Lucky was hurt but surprisingly forgiving, although he made it clear that there would never be anything more between him and Maxie than friendship. Determined to move on with her life, Maxie found a dream job for herself. She was hired as a sales clerk in Metro Court's designer boutique.
Unfortunately, that put her in the Metro Court the night it was taken over by armed gunmen, and everyone inside was taken hostage. She quickly found herself trapped inside a locked vault with one of the gunmen and a briefcase for 15 hours.
During that time, she and the gunmen talked, and by the time the vault opened, they had formed a bond. After the explosion of the Metro Court Hotel, Maxie helped the gunman hide and then establish a new life in Port Charles under his real name, Cooper Barrett.
First she got him a job as a security guard at the hotel and then she helped him pass his exams so that he could join the Port Charles Police Department as a cadet. Maxie's new relationship was going well until Maxie made a secret pact with one of Cooper's military buddies, Logan Hayes.
She agreed to sleep with Logan if he seduced Lulu Spencer and then dumped her afterwards. Maxie resented Lulu for ruining Georgie's marriage to Dillon. Maxie was so focused on avenging her sister's broken heart that she didn't realize she was hurting was Cooper. When Cooper learned that Maxie had slept with Logan, he ended things with Maxie. She was devastated and spent months trying to reconcile with Cooper.
Eventually, they did get back together, but happiness was not to be theirs. By the time they were reunited, a serial killer was stalking the women of Port Charles. Among the victims was Maxie's younger sister, Georgie. Adding to Maxie's sorrow was the return of her mother. Maxie resented that it took Georgie's death to get Felicia to return home.
Felicia explained that she'd been working with their father, Frisco, and that she had been unable to return home. She felt Frisco didn't deserve any loyalty from anyone, including from Felicia. To Maxie, Felicia's actions were proof that her daughters meant little to her; at Georgie's memorial, Maxie made sure everyone knew what a rotten mother she thought Felicia was. Things went from bad to worse when it appeared that Cooper was in fact the Text Message Killer.
Maxie refused to believe it, even after she found Cooper dead after he hanged himself in an apparent suicide, with DNA results nearby showing that his DNA had been found under Georgie's nails after her death.
Maxie enlisted Damien Spinelli's help to get to the truth, certain that Cooper could not have murdered anyone, let alone her sister, Georgie. Maxie continued her pursuit of a career in fashion when she was hired to work at Crimson magazine as Kate Howard's personal assistant. Maxie was disappointed when she learned she had to share the job with Lulu.
The rivalry between Lulu and Maxie shifted from competing for men to competing for Kate's praise. Maxie and Spinelli still deeply missed Georgie. The pair developed a deep friendship as they grieved. Maxie knew Spinelli had a crush on her and she was interested in Spinelli, but her interest in hurting Lulu took precedence. Maxie joined forces with Claudia Zacchara. The plans were set aside when Lulu's ex-boyfriend Logan was murdered.
Logan attacked Maxie when he went looking for Lulu at the Crimson offices. Logan then went after Lulu, and she stabbed him to death. Maxie helped Johnny and Claudia cover up Lulu's crime. Maxie was shaken by Logan's attack on her and by his death. She turned to Spinelli for comfort and slept with him.
Afterwards, she accompanied Spinelli on a stakeout to get information about a Russian mobster named Andrei Karpov. A car rushed at them, and Spinelli pushed Maxie out of the way to protect her.
When Spinelli required emergency surgery, Maxie did not initially trust Matt Hunter to perform the surgery because of his suspicious behaviors and constant flirtation with her. Eventually, Maxie acquiesced and gave permission for Matt to perform the surgery. Maxie bonded with Matt when he saved Spinelli's life, and she learned Matt was actually investigating a counterfeit drug ring in Port Charles. Spinelli was concerned when Maxie moved into an apartment with Lulu because Johnny would also be living with them.
Maxie swore that she had abandoned her deal with Claudia and was too busy to seduce anyone because she was planning Robin and Patrick's wedding.
Maxie had her turn at jealousy when Winnifred, an FBI computer genius, began spending time with Spinelli. Maxie worried that she was not smart or interesting enough to hold Spinelli's attention.
She was also concerned that she was not good enough for him. Johnny shared Maxie's feelings of inferiority regarding his relationship with Lulu. Both Johnny and Maxie agreed that they were destined to hurt those they love because they destroyed anything good in their lives. They shared some kisses at Johnny's garage, but they pulled away. Johnny drove Maxie home, and they found Robin's minivan on the side of the road during a winter storm.
Maxie and Johnny found Emma and Robin in the snow, and they cared for Emma when Robin went to help at the hospital. A deadly bio-toxin had been released. Maxie tried to go in after Spinelli when she learned that he was inside, but Johnny pulled her out.Maxie 12-28-09 *Maxie helps Lulu get ready for a date with Dante/Dominic*
Maxie and Johnny were able to explain why they had been together the night of the winter storm, but Lulu and Spinelli sensed the growing attraction. Maxie proved she cared for Spinelli when she helped rescue him from an art thief named Cassandra Prescott, but Maxie continued to be drawn to Johnny. Spinelli pushed Maxie away after he witnessed a kiss between Maxie and Johnny. In order to win Spinelli back, Maxie invented a stalker. Spinelli soon realized Maxie had faked her distress, but the pair worked together to uncover that Kate Howard was sabotaging Crimson.
Spinelli hoped Kate would be fired so she could no longer require Johnny to be Maxie's escort. Kate kept her job, and Johnny stopped escorting Maxie after Lulu and Johnny broke up. Although Spinelli was not ready to trust Maxie yet, he allowed Maxie to help him investigate the death of Mayor Floyd's mistress, Brianna Hughes. Eventually, Spinelli and Maxie started dating again, and Spinelli started proposing marriage. He proposed after a night in bed, he proposed after he serenaded her at Jake's, and then he proposed after asking her Uncle Mac for permission, which he was not granted.
At the same time, Maxie was offered a promotion to Junior Editor atCrimson. Maxie stalled in giving Spinelli an answer until Mac forbade her from marrying Spinelli. She accepted Spinelli's proposal out of rebellion and planned to procrastinate on making any wedding plans, until Kate decided to use the wedding for a feature in Crimson.
Forgive And Forget? Is It Time For Maxie and Lulu To Be BFFs Again?
Maxie privately confessed to Jason she did not want to get married, but she would go through with the wedding because she loved Spinelli and did not want to hurt him. Unbeknownst to Maxie, Spinelli overheard her conversation with Jason.
When the wedding day arrived, Maxie and Spinelli stood at the altar to be married until Spinelli stated he could not marry her because they were not ready. Maxie was relived, and she and Spinelli celebrated their non-wedding with karaoke at Jake's. Although Spinelli was Maxie's non-husband, she still fell into her familiar pattern of cheating when she met an eccentric artist named Franco, and she had a one-night stand with him. She felt guilty afterwards and was horrified when she learned Franco was a psychopath obsessed with Jason.
Maxie debated telling Spinelli the truth, especially after Franco sent Jason compromising pictures of Maxie. When Spinelli overheard Maxie admit she had slept with Franco, he was deeply hurt by her betrayal. Their relationship was strained.
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Maxie decided Spinelli would need to cheat, as well, to get their relationship back on track, but he refused. Spinelli wanted to repair his relationship with Maxie, so he set up a fake investigation in which he could emerge as Maxie's hero.
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. Maxie did not blame Spinelli for what had happened, but Spinelli felt guilty for endangering Maxie's life, and he agreed with her Uncle Mac that she deserved someone better than him.
Maxie and Spinelli drifted further apart when Spinelli sank into a depression after Jason went to prison. Spinelli disagreed with Jason's decision to voluntarily go to prison to protect Sonny's son Michael.
Spinelli was focused on freeing Jason from prison and punishing those involved in sending Michael to prison. Maxie wanted to pull Spinelli out of his funk, so she decided to refocus his attention on her. She planned to make Spinelli jealous by dating Matt Hunter. At first, Maxie tolerated Matt for the purpose of her plan, but as they spent more time together, she was surprised to learn she enjoyed spending time with him.
Maxie was conflicted about her relationships with Spinelli and Matt, and was unsure which one she should pursue. Spinelli decided for her when he ended their relationship after he saw her kissing Matt.
Even though Maxie still cared for Spinelli, she continued to date Matt and the relationship became more serious. Matt was impressed by Maxie's unwavering support of her cousin Robin while Lisa Niles made trouble for Robin and her husband Patrick.
Lisa had a gun, and she took Robin, Patrick, Steve Webber, and Maxie hostage in a hospital conference room. When Spinelli learned Maxie was in danger, he climbed through an air vent to protect Maxie.
Lisa tried to shoot Maxie, but Spinelli jumped in front of a bullet to protect her. Maxie was concerned for Spinelli after he awoke from surgery with a different personality. She blamed herself for the trouble Spinelli was creating by believing he was Jackal, P. Maxie consulted with Jason regarding her concerns over Spinelli and she decided that Jason should propose to Sam as a way to pull Spinelli out of "Jackal, P.
Jason did not follow Maxie's logic but he made plans to ask Sam to marry him. Maxie providing Jason with assistance in choosing a ring for Sam, but when she tried it on it slipped off and fell over the balcony ledge. She took Spinelli into the sewer with her to search for the ring in hopes of jogging his memory about their past together. He was unable to recall who he was but the ring was found. The obsession with helping Spinelli caused a rift in Maxie's relationship with Matt.
Maxie often cancelled her plans with Matt or spent her time with him brainstorming new ways to bring back the former version of Spinelli.
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During this time, Matt befriended Elizabeth which made Maxie jealous. Despite Maxie's feelings toward Elizabeth, the two women worked together when they were kidnapped and held hostage by the Zacchara organization. Each had inadvertently witnessed crimes of the Zacchara family and were being held hostage. Maxie escaped and ran straight into danger but Spinelli protected her.
Afterward, he kissed her and she believed his true personality had returned. Both Elizabeth and Maxie were checked out at the hospital after their ordeal. Maxie was frustrated when Matt seemed more concerned about Elizabeth than her. Maxie remained jealous while she planned the nuptials for Sam and Jason.
Matt attended the reception as her date but she and Spinelli grew closer as he gave a toast about love that was directed toward her. Despite Spinelli's words, Maxie remained with Matt and asked him to join her as the subject of a feature in Crimson after his cancer research was published. The article focused on the pair as a couple, specifically the role Maxie played in supporting Matt's career. Matt declined the offer and was dismayed that Maxie had tried to make his success about her.
A combination party had been planned to celebrate Robin's birthday and Matt's research publication but Matt invited Elizabeth to be his guest instead of Maxie.
She was hurt by his decision and decided to crash the party which was held on a chartered boat. While Maxie waited on the pier to join the party, she pulled Anthony Zacchara out of the water. Development[ edit ] Casting and creation[ edit ] In early Februarythe series put out a casting call for the role of Levi. Garred announced that he would debut April 3, Of the casting, the actor said "Being able to be a part of such an auspicious show with such a huge lineage is very rare, [so] I feel lucky.
I've never played the bad guy before; I've always been the leading man or the boy next door, a nice bloke, never anything that's been so manipulative and Machiavellian, something that really draws the ire of the audience.
That in itself is a very new adventure for me. Levi has "long hair" and a "shaggy presence. Levi was described as a "peace and love hippie.
Garred instead played the role "with that sort of duplicitous angle underneath" which he described as being quite "infuriating. Garred quoted his boss in saying, "You just have to play it really honest.
He believes what he does and he wants Maxie to believe with him. Nathan and Levi's difference in opinion over how to handle the situation causes more tension. While the audience is aware of Levi's "duplicitous" ways, and Mac and Nathan constantly suspect that he is up to no good, Maxie is completely in the dark about Levi.
Having Maxie as his only support "plays into his plan of having her exclusively to himself. Even if he were to get deported, Levi would have succeeded in driving a permanent wedge between Maxie and Nathan.
Levi has manipulated Maxie into the marriage and she is so worried about proving everyone wrong that she digs in her heels.
The next twist in the story raises the stakes. At the fan event, Garred also debuted a shorter hair cut which he said would factor into his character's story.
Garred explained that with the revelation about Levi's identity, he thought it was "appropriate" to get rid of the disguise altogether. In an interview published on the ABC website, Garred stated that "Frank [Valentini] suggested some ideas to me and I jumped at the chance to cut my hair. The bloke under the hair and hippy guise who has been so manipulative. But given how underhanded he has been maybe this isn't the last incarnation Levi takes…"  Garred revealed that he always hoped to do something for charity with his hair and he donated it to Locks of Love non-profit organization.
York the wrong way. Levi also convinces Maxie not to seek custody of her infant daughter Georgie and use the experience as a lesson. Levi disapproves when he learns that Maxie is trying to regain custody of her baby, at Nathan's encouragement.