Ava Jerome is a new face around Port Charles, but in the 1980’s and early 1990’s the Jerome name was not an unfamiliar one. The Jerome’s were a mob family in Port Charles. In 1988, Anna DeVane was kidnapped and Duke Lavery joined the Jerome mob family in order to use their connections to find her. After Anna was found, (first by Robert Scorpio), Lavery wanted out of the mob. Ultimately, Duke ended up testifying against Victor Jerome, and Jerome was sent to prison. The other Jerome, Olivia (Victor’s daughter), ended up in a mental institution. The Jerome’s had connections with many PC residents. Victor was obsessed with Lucy Coe. Lucy did not return his affections which led to Victor swallowing a pendant he had engraved for her, killing him. Victor’s son Julian headed up the organization in 1990 after the death of his Father. He had his sights set on Duke. Julian ended up shooting and killing Olivia because she was going to warn Anna that her brother was coming after Duke.
It looks like the Jerome’s are back, and Ava is one devious woman. We know now that she was the one who shot Olivia Falconeri on the terrace of the Metro Court. However, what we don’t know is if she intended on killing Franco and missed, or if Olivia was her true target.
Here is where Connie comes in… there have been rumors circulating that Kelly Sullivan will be leaving General Hospital. Fans have speculated that the story will lead into the direction of the Falconeri cousins being the targets of this new mob war. Olivia was first but survived, and it has been said that Connie is next on the list and unfortunately does not make it.
This story is complete speculation from fans based on the rumor that Kelly Sullivan is leaving the show. No information has been confirmed on whether or not Ms. Sullivan will remain on GH as Connie Falconeri/Kate Howard. General Hospital Blog is a fan of Kelly and her work. We sincerely hope that she will remain at GH for the foreseeable future. We will keep fans updated with any concrete information that may arise on the status of Kelly Sullivan and GH.