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Dante Falconeri and Sam McCall
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Dominic Zamprogna and Kelly Monaco as Dante Falconeri and Sam McCall
General Hospital
Couple nickname Sante/DaSam/Dam
Marriage/relationship dates 2009-Aug 16, 2021 (friends)
Jan 8, 2021-Aug 16, 2021 (flirtation)
Jul 7, 2021 (kissed)
Aug 16, 2021 (kissed)
Aug 16, 2021-present
Status Dating
Profile
Age at wedding or meeting Dante (35)
Sam (40)
Gender Male, Female
Couple residence Falconeri House, #1237[1]
(Dante)
Harborview Towers
122 Harbor View Drive, PH #2
(Sam)
Port Charles, New York
(both)

Dante Falconeri and Sam McCall are fictional characters and a popular couple on the ABC Soap opera General Hospital.

Casting

In 2009, Dominic Zamprogna joined the cast of GH in the mysterious role of "Dominic Pirelli" on June 22, 2009. On July 8, 2009, "Dominic" was revealed to be Dante Falconeri. In 2018, Zamprogna decided to exit the series - his last airdate was on June 28, 2018, but he later returned for one episode on November 12, 2018. In 2019, Zamprogna returned again for a short arc, which ran from March 15 to March 29, 2019. In 2020, Zamprogna returned on contract and his first airdate was on August 3, 2020.

The role of Sam McCall was originated by Kelly Monaco on October 1, 2003. In 2020, the role was temporarily recast with actress Lindsay Hartley, who portrayed Sam from August 4 to August 13, 2020. Monaco returned as Sam on August 18, 2020.

Background

Dante Falconeri is the son of Olivia Quartermaine and mob boss Sonny Corinthos.

He has a son named Rocco with his ex-wife, Lulu Spencer, whom he married twice.

Sam McCall is the daughter of former attorney Alexis Davis and the late former mob boss Julian Jerome.

She has a son named Danny with her ex-husband, Jason Morgan and she has a daughter named Scout with her ex-husband, Drew Cain.

Storylines

Married couple “Dante and Sam Falconeri” in Sonny’s What If dream episode (2018)

On November 12, 2018, Sam and Dante were seen together as a couple in Sonny’s “What If” episode. He dreamed what it would be like if he never killed Margaux Dawson’s father as a teenager. In his dream, he was a cop married to Olivia Falconeri and his son Dante had become a criminal and married Sam.

In January 2021, Dante and Sam start to grow close after she breaks up with Jason Morgan and his ex-wife Lulu Spencer falls into a coma.

Dante and Sam make a toast (2021)

On March 19, Sam found Dante holding Peter August at gunpoint and tried to talk him down. Dante said that he had to complete the mission and Sam asked Dante if someone ordered him to kill Peter. Dante said this was justice for Maxie Jones and Drew Cain but Sam said that justice would be Peter getting arrested, standing trial and going to prison for life and told him not to throw away his life for Peter. Sam tried to appeal to him by getting him to think about the people who love him and to think about Rocco. When Dante had a flashback to a happy memory of him and Rocco, he started shaking and managed to lower his gun with Sam's help. After Sam ordered Peter to get out of there, she asked Dante what he was thinking. Dante was confused and admitted that he wasn't thinking before he added that he was outside of himself when he almost killed Peter. Dante teared up and told Sam that the WSB told him he was better and he realized that he needed help. Sam gently took his hands and promised to get him some help, so she took him to GH so he could get in to see Kevin Collins for a psych evaluation.

On March 26, it was revealed that Kevin was (presumably) able to remove the triggers that activated Dante's programming so Dante could finally be free. However, Dante said he would have to attend more therapy sessions to make sure that he's no longer programmed to do anyone's bidding against his will. It was also revealed that the reason why Dante was brainwashed even further instead of receiving the treatment he needed for his severe PTSD and initial brainwashing at the hands of Raj was because a faction of the WSB had went rogue and had enlisted Dr. Warren Kirk to reprogram Dante so that they could eliminate Peter, but no one knows that Liesl Obrecht was the one who was controlling him after Dr. Kirk's death.

In May, Dante joins the PCPD for one case. He tracks down Jason and Britt who are fugitives. Sam wants to finds them too so she follows Dante and then deflates his tire when she locates them.

On May 12, after getting a shower, a haircut and a shave, Dante was officially reinstated as a detective for the PCPD.

On May 20, Dante brings one of the patched tires to Sam’s apartment to tell her she owes him for slashing his tires. Sam plays dumb and denies slashing his tires but he gives her a bill and says she's lucky he's only having her pay for the damages. Dante eventually tells Sam that Jason's in Canada and he even admits that he doesn't think Jason is guilty of killing Franco Baldwin but he still escaped from police custody. Dante thanked Sam again for stopping him from killing Peter and said she's the only reason he's back on the force at all. Sam said that she thinks he would have done the same for her and Dante agreed and said he would have. When Dante said he's willing to call it quits if she stayed out of his way and paid for the tires, she said she'll obviously pay for the tires and asked if he'd take a check. Dante said sure and if it bounces, he knows where to find her. Sam wrote him a check and asked if they were some there but Dante gently said that it's not just a matter of money and said that next time she goes rogue then there might not be a cop who's smart, handsome and charming as he is which Sam rolled her eyes at that statement. Dante warned her that there might be consequences as he smiled and went to leave. Sam wanted him to take his tire but Dante jokingly said that it's her's and she bought it. Sam wanted him to take it so he did and said "See you never, Sam" before she said he was such a wise guy and pushed him out. Dante knocked on her door again and Sam opened it to find the check ripped up in front of the door.

On May 27, after playing a corporate baseball game on opposite teams, Sam and Dante playfully trash-talk each other. They share a close moment when Dante gives Sam some tips on how to play baseball but he later jokingly tells her to forget everything he taught her.

On June 7, Dante questions Maxie at GH after she gives birth to her baby and then claims she was stolen. Sam tries to defend Maxie and drags Dante out of the room. She says she will question Maxie herself.

On June 15, Sam and Dante both end up investigating the Country House where Fake Chloe kidnapped Maxie. Austin, a local doctor who helped Maxie deliver her baby, comes in and says he owns the house. Dante asks about a video camera in the house and Austin says he doesn’t know about it.

In July, Sam overhears Michael say that Jason and Carly are getting married. She gets drunk with Liz at the pier and burns some of her old items from her relationship with Jason (dominos, tequila, and a black leather jacket). Dante is called down to the fire with Finn and Sam pulls Dante into the harbor. Later he takes her to watch the fireworks and tells her he would have chosen her if he was Jason. She kisses him then she looks upset and runs away.

References

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