… then along came baby Josslyn Jacks, the adorable byproduct of Mob moll Carly Corinthos’ union with ex-husband Sonny’s archenemy, Jasper Jacks. It wasn’t easy, though. Come on, the bambino was born in Port Charles, so she had to make an entrance that was truly “killer.”
Baby’s First Kidnapping Attempt
Before Josslyn could so much as say “mama,” the newborn was targeted for abduction by future stepfather Sonny’s then-wife, Claudia Zacchara. The Mafia princess might have gotten away with it, too, had Joss’ half brother Michael not fatally whacked her with an axe handle.
We’re Sensing a Pattern Here
In the years that followed, Joss (then McKenna Larson) would get kidnapped a lot. Like, a lot a lot. If she wasn’t being swiped by Jax to protect her from Carly’s habit of getting remarried to the Mob, she was…
Oh, C’mon! You Can’t Just *Give* Her Away!
Despite appearances, Carly didn’t simply hand over Josslyn to her maniacal Uncle Jerry; the youngster was swiped by Ewen Keenan on orders from her Uncle Jerry so that he could vaccinate her against the deadly pathogen that he’d released into Port Charles’ water supply.
Long before she’d understand that love was a four-letter word, Josslyn (then Hannah Nordberg) got caught up in a bittersweet triangle with pals Spencer Cassadine (then Nicolas Bechtel), Cameron Webber and Emma Scorpio-Drake.
… is something Josslyn (now Eden McCoy) would never do. But if she were going to, we’d be willing to go out on a limb and say that her favorite sibling was Michael. Not only did he bring into the fold lil’ Wiley, he saved her from Claudia, and let’s be real: You never forget the person who prevented your first kidnapping.
Ya Gotta Be Kidney’ing Me
When Josslyn learned that the organ that had saved her life hadn’t come from the “late” Jake Webber but Nelle Benson, she immediately made the older newcomer her BFF. Big mistake, as we all now know. The daughter of Carly’s adoptive father, Nelle wanted revenge on Joss’ mom for not bailing her family out of poverty. So while it all started like this, it ended with an…
‘Ow! Jeez, Lady!’
No, Carly did not take it well when she realized that Nelle had kinda-sorta done to her the same thing that she once had to her mother, Bobbie Spencer.
… and the Oscar Goes to…
In 2017, Josslyn fell in love for the first time, with deeper-than-the-average-teenage-boy Oscar Nero. He fell just as hard for Joss, too. There was just one teensy problem…
No, Not That He Liked His Fries With Mayo
Oscar was terminally ill. And neither Josslyn’s love for him nor his amazing head of hair were going to prolong his life. Needless to say, our girl’s heart was broken into so many pieces, you still have to watch where you step around the Corinthos compound.
What Are Friends For?
Helping Josslyn carry on was her crew, Trina Robinson, Dev “Corbin” and Cameron Webber. They didn’t always dress like characters from a John Hughes movie, though yes, we considered it a bonus when they did.
‘Hey, You’re Single… I’m Single’
Eager to replace Oscar in Josslyn’s life were two handsome suitors. But she rejected bachelor No. 1 Dev for fear that it would seem disrespectful to stepfather Sonny to get involved with the boy he’d taken under his wing and into his home. As for bachelor No. 2…
Kiss and Tell (a Lie)
Cameron was temporarily knocked out of the running for Joss’ heart by a passage that ill-fated rival Dev added to her diary — one that labeled their smooch an unfortunate incident that should never be repeated, thank you very much.
Did we mention that Josslyn eventually made peace with the fact that Sonny was always going to be her mom’s ride-or-die whether or not that meant that she had to live with bodyguards following her around even more closely than her shadow? Because she did. (Her petulant posture here is a sure sign of acceptance; you just have to be fluent in adolescent to recognize it.) So she was crushed when Sonny was thought to be dead just long enough for her to get…
This Year’s Stepfather
In fact, Josslyn barely had any reaction to Carly’s decision to marry her bestie, Sonny’s hired gun, Jason Morgan. He was already around the house as much as that infamous moss in the kitchen, so why not? Some part of her also probably figured that the fastest way to convince Sonny to rise from the grave, so to speak, was to have Carly move on.
Made in the Shade
Technically, in the sunshine, not the shade, but you know what we mean. After Dev’s fib was revealed, Josslyn and Cameron finally got together to become the cutest couple this side of… Ya know, on second thought, they may just be the cutest couple, period, no matter the side. Cue trouble heading their way in 3, 2…
Whoop! There It Is!
Trouble arrived in the form of Spencer Cassadine’s scheming girlfriend, Esme Prince, who joined the Directors Guild just in time to film Joss and Cam’s “virgin voyage,” make the X-rated video public and frame Trina for the crime!
Consider That Relationship ‘Trashed’
In the wake of Joss and Cam’s sex-tape reveal, their romance floundered. Not improving its odds of survival were the sparks that flew whenever Joss was around Sonny’s new henchman, Dex Heller. C’mon, they even made dumpster-diving sexy!