On the Day She Was Born in *Most* Dramatic Fashion, We Review the Wild Life of General Hospital’s Josslyn Jacks in Photos, From the Crushes to the Kidnappings (So… Many… Kidnappings!)
On November 3, 2009, the daughter of Carly Corinthos and Jasper Jacks made her grand entrance into the world.
Forget breathing exercises! What General Hospital moll Carly Corinthos needed on the day that she brought into the world her first little girl was an escape plan. At a birthday party for her ex-husband Sonny Corinthos’ latest wife Claudia Zacchara, the mobster revealed to one and all that he now knew she was responsible for the shooting that had put his and Carly’s son Michael in a coma. Well aware that that meant her next pair of shoes would be cement, not designer, Claudia took a very pregnant Carly hostage at gunpoint and drove off into the night.
From Bad to Worse
Before you could say “Aw, nuts!” Claudia had lost what few marbles she had left. Carly knew that she had to do something if she was going to get herself and her unborn child out of this fix alive. So she grabbed the steering wheel and crashed the car. Risky, yes. Hella. But it worked. She emerged unharmed and toddled off to a nearby cabin where she lit a fire and, heaven help her, prepared to give birth.
Of course, the collision had only left Claudia unconscious, not dead. So she soon made her way to the cabin, where she helped Carly usher Josslyn into the world. Which seemed nice-ish and all, but having gone bat-guano-crazy, Claudia believed that the tyke was the one she’d miscarried and intended to leave with the — in her mind, her — baby.
In the Nick of Time
Before Claudia could take off, in came Josslyn’s big brother, Michael. With one swing of an axe handle… Well, let’s just say that Claudia no longer posed a threat to anyone. And now, Josslyn was free to begin a nice, calm, predictable…
Ha. Who are we kidding? From that moment on, Carly’s firstborn daughter was going to be thrown from one drama into the next — and we wouldn’t have it any other way. So in honor of the character’s birthday, marvel at the fact that she still has a pulse by reviewing the below photo gallery of her life and loves.
<p>… 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 <em>had</em> to make an entrance that was truly “killer.”</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>In the years that followed, Joss (then McKenna Larson) would get kidnapped a lot. Like, <em>a lot</em> 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…</p>
<p>Despite appearances, Carly <em>didn’t</em> simply hand over Josslyn to her maniacal Uncle Jerry; the youngster was swiped by Ewen Keenan on <em>orders</em> from her Uncle Jerry so that he could vaccinate her against the deadly pathogen that he’d released into Port Charles’ water supply.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>… is something Josslyn (now Eden McCoy) would <em>never</em> do. But if she <em>were</em> 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.</p>
<p>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…</p>
<p>No, Carly did <em>not</em> 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.</p>
<p>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…</p>
<p>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 <em>still</em> have to watch where you step around the Corinthos compound.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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…</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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…</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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…</p>
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