The character of Kim Nero on GENERAL HOSPITAL was a familiar face to many longtime fans when she showed up in November of 2017, because she is played by Tamara Braun, who was Emmy-nominated during her stint as Carly Corinthos from 2001-05! As an OB/GYN, Kim is kept busy by the various women in Port Charles who get pregnant, but she was also immediately thrust into a heavy, dramatic storyline centered around her son. Now that he’s gone, where will she go next?
Since Oscar Nero was dating her daughter, Josslyn, Carly wanted to meet his mother, Kim. The teen claimed she was very busy, but Carly insisted that they come to Thanksgiving and was delighted when the doctor showed. Things took a shocking turn when Jason Morgan arrived, and Kim thought he was Drew Cain, who she had dated briefly when he was a Navy SEAL. After reconnecting with the actual Drew, Kim revealed that he is actually Oscar’s biological father and they had moved to New York in the hopes of finding him.
Although originally working at Mercy Hospital, Kim transferred her practice to General Hospital where she was the primary OB/GYN for various women in Port Charles, including Maxie Jones and Nelle Benson. When Oscar suffered a seizure, Kim admitted that her son was dying of an inoperable brain tumor and she hadn’t told him so he could enjoy what remained of his life before learning the awful truth. Oscar was furious with his mother, and refused to undergo the experimental treatment his parents wanted, even going so far as to try to become an emancipated minor.
Thankfully, Kim was able to repair her relationship with Oscar as his conditioned worsened so she could be with him until the very end. She had begun a relationship with Julian Jerome, who briefly dumped her so she could be with Drew and Oscar could have his parents back together. But after kissing Drew on New Year’s Eve, Kim remained committed to Julian, who she has nicknamed “Charlie.”
Kim’s heart broke when Oscar finally succumbed to his cancer and passed away. She and Drew have decided to scatter their sons ashes in Kilimanjaro, but what comes after that? How will Kim move on without her boy? Stay tuned to find out and for more GH news, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.
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