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Catherine Flynn is a fictional character in the ABC daytime drama General Hospital.

She was played by Gloria Stuart on December 31, 2002 and February 28, 2003. Tamara Braun played a young version of Catherine in a flashback on December 31, 2002.

Storylines

Catherine Flynn was the owner of "The Flynn's Club", a speakeasy that opened New Years Eve 1926. Catherine was the wife of mobster Marco Flynn and the grandmother of Faith Rosco.

It was only open for a few hours because at 12:01 A.M. on opening night, Marco’s sister Violet and her fiancé Rummy Joe were at the club and Joe was killed in the club in a mob hit. He jumped in front of a bullet meant for Marco who retaliated that night against Murphy, who ordered the hit. Marco shot and killed Murphy and waited for the police. Marco was arrested and spent the rest of his life in prison. Violet had a breakdown and was sent away. Catherine gave her son away to another family and never saw him again. She didn't have the heart to reopen, and had the club boarded up.

On New Year's Eve 2002, Carly and Ric Lansing discovered the speakeasy bricked off in the basement of Kelly's Diner when they were scouting for a location for her club. Catherine, now an old woman who had been living in an apartment across the street, told Carly and Ric the club's history when she observed them breaking through the brick wall.

On February 28, 2003, Faith tells Ned she would like to kill Sonny and his organization but that she unfortunately made a promise to Catherine that she wouldn't murder Sonny while her grandmother was still alive. Faith is having a hard time keeping her promise and Ned doesn’t believe her.

Later, she meets with Catherine at Carly's club. She wants revenge on Sonny as he had her husband killed. Now Carly, Sonny’s wife, owns her grandfather’s club. Catherine doesn’t want Faith to end up in prison like Marco and asks her to stop the bitterness before she is killed. Faith realizes Catherine will never change her mind about mob violence.

Faith asks her grandmother if she wants a drink. Catherine says she will have a sherry so Faith goes up to the bar to order for her. While the bartender is busy, Faith opens the top of one of her rings and empties out some cyanide powder and pours it into her grandmother's drink. She mixes it and hands it to her grandmother while smiling and promising not to kill Sonny. Faith leaves the room and Catherine collapses after drinking her sherry and she dies.

In November, Faith claimed ownership of the club stating the club was rightfully Faith’s property by way of inheritance from Catherine.

Crimes Committed

  • Owned a speakeasy [1926; revealed on Dec 31, 2002]

Health and Vitals

  • Shot at by Murphy’s men [Dec 31, 1926; revealed Dec 31, 2002]
  • Died; poisoned with cyanide by Faith Rosco [Feb 28, 2003]
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