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Jackie Templeton is a fictional character on the ABC Soap opera, General Hospital. She was portrayed by actress Demi Moore from January 4, 1982 to April 20, 1984.

Kim Delaney took over the role of Jackie Templeton on October 6, 2020.

Casting

On September 8, 2020, several sources broke the news that former AMC alum Kim Delaney would join the cast of General Hospital in a mysterious role.[3][4] Her first day of filming will be on September 9, putting her first airdate sometime in late September or early October.

On September 25, 2020, Soap Opera News revealed that Delaney will be stepping into the role of Jackie. The date of her first appearance has yet to be announced.[5]

On September 29, 2020, an official promo showing Kim Delaney as Jackie was released saying she would be on the week of October 5.[6]

On October 5, 2020, Frank Valentini tweeted that Kim’s first appearance would be tomorrow (October 6, 2020).[7]

On November 9, 2020, Kim went on hiatus. She returned as Jackie on December 22, 2020.[8]

Storylines

Scott, Rose, Luke and Jackie

Jackie Templeton was an investigative reporter who had previously interviewed Laura Collins. She arrived in Port Charles looking for her sister Laura Templeton.

At the same time, Laura Spencer was kidnapped by Stavros Cassadine. Cult member David Grey was ultimately found responsible for taking Jackie’s sister. Jackie was involved with Robert Scorpio until he married Holly Sutton.

Robert and Jackie

Jackie was also involved in investigating the Susan Moore murder and publishing other news stories in town.

She left town and came back in 1983 on the arm of an enemy spy named Henrik Brenich. When Henrik is arrested and deported, Jackie was angry with Robert who was against the relationship from the beginning because he knew who Henrik really was. She remained vindictive towards Robert and Holly in several of his investigations before leaving Port Charles in early 1984.

On February 8, 2019, Shiloh was giving Sam McCall a tour of the Dawn of Day House. She was looking at framed photos and asked if one of them was Jackie Templeton. Shiloh said it was and they met doing charity work in Central America.

Jackie returned to town in October 2020 after Lulu Spencer called her to help investigate Cyrus Renault for The Invader. Lulu shares that she is a big fan of Jackie's work and they briefly reminisce about Jackie's past with Lulu's father, Luke. Later, Jackie reunites with Robert Scorpio at the Metro Court Hotel and punches him in his side.

Anna Devane intervenes and it's soon revealed that Jackie is the wife of Gregory Chase, the mother of Detective Chase and the stepmother and former lover of Hamilton Finn. Jackie makes it clear that she will be in town indefinitely until she gets her story. Her son Chase is thrilled by the news, her stepson Finn not so much.

On October 27, it is revealed that Finn was one of the Boston Hospital doctors being interviewed by Jackie for a story. Finn and Jackie ended up having a one night stand the night before she married Gregory.

Later Jackie tells Chase that she is planning to divorce his father.

On November 9, Jackie has to briefly leave town for a news story. At the airport, she calls Gregory and tells him that he needs to come to Port Charles because Finn was just shot.

Jackie the journalist, for GMA3 (2021)

In January of 2021, Jackie interviewed Sasha Gilmore for GMA3. The press had learned about Sasha's drug use as a model for Deception Cosmetics, so the team decided to have Sasha sit down for a live interview with Chase's famous journalist mother Jackie, to give their own narrative and tell the truth.

Crimes Committed

  • Punched Luke Spencer [Jan 25, 1982]
  • Incriminated herself by claiming she was in touch with Robert Scorpio [Nov 1, 1982]
  • Punched Robert Scorpio [Jan 28, 1983]
  • Stole and published a note which would prove Scott Baldwin’s innocence in Susan Moore’s murder [Feb 24, 1983]
  • Adultery; slept with Hamilton Finn the night before her wedding to his father, Gregory [1990]
  • Punched Robert in the stomach [Oct 7, 2020]

Heath and Vitals

  • Knocked over a railing [Feb 12, 1982; saved by Luke Spencer on Feb 15, 1982]
  • Slapped by Tiffany Donely [Apr 3, 1982]
  • Almost stabbed by Walt, one of David Grey’s men [Jun 2, 1982]
  • Kidnapped by Grey’s henchmen [Jun 11-18, 1982]
  • Hurt her wrist [revealed on Oct 7, 2020]

See also

Family tree

   
   
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Harrison
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