The character of Lucy Coe has been a fan favorite ever since the first appeared on GENERAL HOSPITAL back in 1986!. Portrayer Lynn Herring was only hired for a short-term gig, but the character became so popular she stuck around and was even used to help launch the GH spinoff, PORT CHARLES, in 1997!
Lucy was originally a mousy librarian who was involved with Kevin O’Connor and acting his alibi in a murder case. Breaking out of her shell, she later had an affair with Bobbie’s husband Jake, married Tony Jones, and then tied the knot with Alan Quartermaine wearing a scandalous red dress at their wedding ceremony!
While married to Alan, Lucy had an affair with Scotty, and became pregnant. After miscarrying his child, she ended up with Scotty, but later left town. When she returned, Lucy found that Scotty had fallen in love with Dominique, who had fatal brain cancer. Having turned over a new leaf, Lucy agreed to be their surrogate and although dying of an inoperable brain tumor, Dominique lived long enough to hear her baby's heartbeat. But sadly, she was not alive when Lucy gave birth to Serena in a cabin during a blizzard.
After Scotty was forced to flee town by the mob, Lucy fell in with Damian Smith and returned to her scheming ways, betting him he couldn’t seduce Bobbie away from Tony. But during this time, Lucy met Kevin, who helped her return to the kinder, gentler woman Dominique had believed in before her untimely death.
Things then took a stranger turn for a while as Lucy and Kevin discovered that his daughter, Livvie, was being seduced by a vampire named Caleb. After vanquishing the evil bloodsucker, Kevin threw a surprise wedding and Lucy finally married her "Doc." With their lives now full of magic and mystery, the appearance of another creature of the night, Stephen Clay, led Lucy to discover she was actually a vampire slayer (at least for a little while)!
Lucy was also instrumental in creating the annual Nurses Ball for General Hospital to raise funds for AIDS research, although after a while, a lack of funding brought the gala event to a close. But in 2012, nurses Sabrina and Felix tracked down Lucy to help revive the ball. Lucy’s return to Port Charles got a little complicated when she thought John McBain was the vampire Caleb and Sam McCall was Livvie, but was later revealed that musician Stephen Clay was insane and believed himself to be a vampire named Caleb.
With Kevin spending so much time out of town with patients, Lucy distracted herself by trying to relaunch Deception Cosmetics with Laura, but it never got off the ground. While helping Scott run for District Attorney, they grew closer and slept together. Although Lucy wanted to remain married to Kevin, she couldn’t deny her feelings for Scott and her marriage came to an end. Sadly, Lucy was shocked to discover Scott was also sleeping with Bobbie and devastated when the cad chose to be with the redhead instead!
Lucy found herself wrapped up in Morgan’s death after catching Ava dumping the young man’s medication in the trash. While she was able to use that knowledge to extort a donation to the Nurses Ball from Ava, it cast a pall over that year's event as she felt guilty about helping Ava cover up her part in Morgan's death. During the ball, Sonny and Carly confronted Lucy, who tearfully confessed everything she knew.
Ever the entrepeneur, Lucy has also gotten into the real estate business, and has helped broker sales of some Port Charles properties including Sonny's restaurant, Pozzulo's. She was also the one to break the news to Scott that his father, Lee, had passed away and helped him set up an intimate memorial for him. But you can always expect Lucy to be at her best during the annual Nurses Ball, where she always overcomes every obstacle in her path to put on a memorable show!
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