It Wasn’t Me, It Was My Split Personality: 10 Memorable Soap Opera DID Storylines
No. 10: Kate Howard/Connie Falconeri, General Hospital
Icy, fashion bible helmer Kate Howard (Megan Ward) wasn’t in town long before everyone figured out she was really round the way girl Connie Falconeri from Bensonhurst on General Hospital. Connie had changed her name and history decades earlier to forget about the old neighborhood and her childhood sweetheart Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard). The re-christened Kate did a great job keeping the past in the past, until she became involved with Sonny again as an adult. Unfortunately for Port Charles’ answer to Anna Wintour, no one informed her that dating the dimpled don meant you might need to invest more in bullet proof vests than the latest couture!
After being shot on her wedding day—and later finding out that Sonny had slept with his four-time ex-wife Carly (Laura Wright)—Kate ended things with the corrupt coffee importer. Flash forward to 2011, when Kate returned to Port Charles just in time to help a post-Brenda (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo) Sonny pick up the pieces.
This time something was different about Kate (Kelly Sullivan). No, I’m not talking about the newly recast face, or the questionable style choices for a supposed fashionista. Something else about Kate was a little...off. When Kate was found standing in her bloody wedding gown, looking as nutty as a box of Cracker Jacks, fans knew something was terribly wrong with the Crimson queen.
It turned out, Connie Falconeri, the Bensonhurst version of herself that Kate Howard shed years before, was back and determined to destroy Kate and Sonny’s romance forever! So far, Connie has made a pass at her cousin Olivia’s boyfriend Steve (Scott Reeves), Kate’s shrink Dr. Ewen (Nathin Butler) and even screwed Sonny’s mortal enemy Johnny Zacchara (Brandon Barash) to make her goal a reality.
Those aforementioned stunts were tame compared to what she did to poor Ewen’s skull when he tried to have her committed! Then there’s that whole business of the gun found in Kate’s office, that was used to shoot out Anthony Zacchara’s (Bruce Weitz) tires, thus killing Starr Manning’s (Kristen Alderson) family. I wonder, if Kate/Connie turns out to be responsible for Cole and Hope’s deaths, will Starr will be able to forgive her? I mean, practically the songbird's entire family back home in Llanview suffers from DID, so she should be sorta empathetic, no?