Port Charles’ new district attorney, Margaux Dawson (pronounced Margo), might be a new face to some GENERAL HOSPITAL fans, but viewers of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS and ALL MY CHILDREN will definitely recognize Daytime Emmy Award nominee Elizabeth Hendrickson in the newly-created role!
D.A. Dawson was introduced as the one trying to put Carly in prison for pushing a pregnant Nelle down the stairs and Diane realized that she was going after Carly hard because it’s a way to get back at Sonny, who is called the “Teflon Don” for a reason. He’s pretty much untouchable where the law is concerned, but Carly was a much easier target. Especially since Nelle’s gaslighting scheme basically served Carly to Margaux on a silver platter!
Although Nelle's scheme was eventually exposed and Carly set free, Margaux continued focusing on bringing Sonny and/or Jason in for whatever she could pin on them. She struck up a relationship with Drew, but it wasn't entirely clear if she had genuine feelings for the guy or if she was just using him because he's still carrying around Jason's memories in his head. She did open up to him about the fact that she's in Port Charles hoping to get justice for whatever happened to her father, who she believes the mob made "disappear" years ago. And when the body found after the explosion at Charlie's Pub was identified, Margaux was horrified to learn that the corpse belonged to Vincent Marino — her father! Believing Sonny responsible for his death, she vowed revenge.
Unfortunately, Jason and Sam paid a visit to Margaux's mother, Jeannette Marino, and discovered that she had a collection of love letters from Joe Scully, one of which had her urging the mobster to get rid of her husband so they could be together! Armed with this information and evidence, it looks as though Sonny has the upper hand on the D.A. But Margaux may still have an ace up her sleeve.
While Hendrickson is a relatively new face on the GH set, she will be familiar to some ABC Daytime fans for her roles as the ill-fated Frankie Stone on ALL MY CHILDREN as well as her twin sister, Maggie. She made her AMC debut in 2001, stepping in as Maggie in 2002 after Frankie’s murder. After leaving in 2005, Hendrickson returned to Pine Valley for a brief stint in 2007.
The actress then made guest-starring roles on primetime series like MEDIUM, COLD CASE, and CSI: MIAMI before returning to daytime with the role of Chloe Mitchell on Y&R in 2008. She exited in 2015, but returned in 2016 for another run.
As the district attorney in Port Charles, she’ll have no end of criminals to prosecute, but will Margaux get the justice she's after? You’ll have to stay tuned to find out! And for more GH news, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!
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