Trouble is always on the horizon whenever Donna Mills returns to GENERAL HOSPITAL as Madeline Reeves! The actress first joined GH back in March of 2014 as the mother of Nina Reeves and the mother of Nathan West. But it was later revealed that Madeline is also the estranged sister of Dr. Leisl Obrecht, and then the truth came out that Obrecht was really Nathan’s mother and had asked her sister to raise him!
Madeline originally ran afoul of the law after confessing to poisoning Nina to kill the child she was carrying (inadvertently landing her daughter in a coma for decades!), but managed to avoid being convicted. Later, she also helped Nina kidnap Ava Jerome’s newborn baby, and threatened to reveal Nathan’s true paternity unless Obrecht agreed to testify on her behalf to keep her out of jail. After being used as a diversion for a prison break, Madeline schemed with Ric Lansing to get released and sink her claws into the family fortune. Together the duo arranged for Ric to marry Nina and trick herself into committing herself to a mental institution.
Ultimately, it was the revelation that Madeline had been the one to kill Dr. Silas Clay that finally landed her behind bars. Nina disowned her mother, who warned that she would return one day. And that day finally came as Madeline begged Maxie to come and visit. Nina accompanied her friend to Pentonville where Madeline shined them on until revealing that she was just hoping they'd speak in her favor when she was up for parole! The two women stormed out, and Valentin was Madeline's next visitor. He got her to admit to the truth that Nina's baby hadn't died, and that she had in fact given birth to a daughter! Madeline offered to help locate the girl if he got her out of prison, but Valentin was sure he could do it on his own and left her to rot!
Madeline made the news again when she was denied parole, but then Nina got a phone call telling her that her mother was dead! Is this really the last we'll see of Madeline? You’ll just have to keep watching to find out! And for more GH casting news, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!