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Lila McCall
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Baby Lila in her mother's dream
General Hospital
Created by Robert Guza, Jr.
Charles Pratt, Jr.
Introduced by Jill Farren Phelps
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Alias(es) Lila Morgan
Lila McCall
Namesake(s) Lila Quartermaine
Ethnicity
  • Cuban-American
  • Greek-American
  • Irish-American
  • Russian-American
  • Swedish-American
  • Gender Female
    Born November 8, 2004
    General Hospital
    Port Charles, New York
    Died November 8, 2004
    General Hospital
    Port Charles, New York
    Cause of death Stillbirth
    Title Russian royalty

    Baby Girl McCall was the stillborn daughter of mob boss, Sonny Corinthos and his ex-mistress, Sam McCall. Her intended legal father was former mob boss, Jason Morgan, and she was going to be named Lila Morgan after Jason's late grandmother, Lila Quartermaine.

    Background

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    Sam pregnant with Lila

    Sam discovers she is pregnant while she is mistress to Sonny Corinthos. She is unsure of who the father is, because she also slept with Jasper Jacks the night of Port Charles hotel fire.

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    Lila McCall’s parents, Sam McCall and Sonny Corinthos

    During the pregnancy, Sonny breaks up with Sam, and returns to his wife, Carly, and their family. Jason Morgan offers to help raise the little girl after learning that Sam is pregnant. Jason and Sam plan to marry before the little girl arrives circumstances prevent this from happening.

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    Jason, Sam, and Lila in Sam's fantasy

    When Kristina Corinthos-Davis was suffering from leukemia and required a bone marrow transplant, Sam's unborn child was found to be a match. The doctors said that Kristina would need the stem cells from the little girl's umbilical cord. Sam needed to induce an early labor to give the stem cells, but she refused, afraid for her daughter's life. However, Alexis Davis, Kristina's mother, confronted Sam, and yelled at her until she agrees to induce labor.

    Sam, though, collapsed during the confrontation from abruptio placentae, where the placenta suddenly detached, cutting off the little girl's blood and oxygen.[2] Doctors immediately performed a C-section on Sam, but her daughter was stillborn. Sonny allows them to take the little girl's umbilical cord for the stem cells needed to save Kristina's life.

    Jason, Lila's surrogate father, was the only person out of all her family members that ever got to see or hold her before she was buried. He described her as having dark, curly hair and a face shaped like Sam's.

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    Lila's tombstone

    On her headstone, it says says "Baby Girl McCall." She died before her parents made her name official. The name "Lila" had been decided on after Jason’s grandmother, Lila Quartermaine, died while Sam was pregnant. Sam asked Jason if she could name her daughter Lila in honor of her, especially since Lila's maiden name was Morgan. There would be another Lila Morgan, and Jason told her that his grandmother would love it, if they gave the baby her name.

    Storylines

    Lila McCall is born on-screen November 8, 2004 to parents Sam and Sonny. Unfortunately Lila is stillborn due a placenta abruption. Jason was present for the whole birth, and was the only person to hold her.

    Jason hugs Sonny as he tells Sonny his daughter was stillborn. Sonny cried in grief over his daughters death.

    Steve Webber, who delivered Lila via c-section gave Jason, Sonny, and Carly an update on Sam, that she was critical condition and might not make it. Sam beats the odds and survives.

    Sam never got to hold or see her little girl after she was born. Jason told her she was stillborn. Sam can’t take the news and goes looking for daughter. Jason stops her as she falls to the ground crying in Jason’s arms.

    Sonny comes to visit Sam after the birth and she tears right into Sonny for being a deadbeat father and taking their daughters bone marrow to save his other daughter. He left Sam angry and pissed off at Sonny for making the decision without her acknowledged.

    Alexis visits Sam bedside to thank Sam for saving her daughter. Sam is angry at Alexis and claims that she killed her little girl. This starts a nearly three year feud between them over Lila’s death.

    Jason also planned her memorial service, since Sam was in no position to do it herself while she dealt with losing Lila.

    Sam walked out in a snowstorm, where she passed out from shock on the hospital roof. She is found by a staffer and returned to her hospital bed where Jason checks up on her.

    Emily gave Sam some clothes at the hospital to wear at her Lila's funeral as a favor for being there for her.

    Sam mentions there will be no christening, no prom, no graduations, no weddings -- just this day to honor my daughter at her funeral service. She thanks Jason for being there for her and her daughter during her pregnancy, and for being the only person that ever cared about her and her daughter. They then arrive at the church for Lila's funeral service.

    Sam and Jason arrive at the church where a crying Sam stares at Alexis with Ric. Alexis leaves early as she felt guilty about her role in Lila's death.

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    Stillborn Lila marker before she was buried.

    After the funeral service, Sam placed flowers on her grave. It bore a marker displaying ”Here’s the late beloved daughter of Samantha McCall and Michael Corinthos Jr."

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    Sonny’s only visit to daughter Lila grave (November 2004).

    Sonny only visited her grave once after she was buried at her funeral. He left heartbroken with Lila's hospital bracelet in his hand to remember her by.

    Sam returns to the hospital after her daughter’s funeral and has a dream that she's holding her alive daughter, with Jason was beside her smiling. They both grieve for her after she wakes.

    Late November 2004, Sam is discharged from the hospital and nurse Elizabeth Webber told Sam about losing her child with Ric because of miscarriage back on May 23, 2003. This helps Sam with the grieving process. Courtney tells Jason he needs to help Sam grieve for her little girl. Courtney and Jason knew what it like to lose a child their baby girl due to miscarriage on August 20, 2003.

    Late November of 2004, Sam walks into Lila’s nursery, where she picks up a teddy bear and sits in a chair. She starts crying and dreams that Lila is in the crib. She cries when she sees there was no baby. She wakes up screaming in fear. Sonny walks in and hugs her. They then go to grieve their little girl together.

    Four months after Lila's death, Sam is stopped by a fellow patient of Dr. Meadow. She was holding her baby girl named Gabriella and asked about the time spent being pregnant together and how they talked about their babies. She asks how Sam’s baby girl was doing. Sam tells her she was stillborn, and the other mother expressed her sympathy as Jason looked on.

    On September 20, 2005, an amnesiac Jason ended up at Lila's tombstone, when Sam showed up.

    November 8, 2005, Jason and Sam remember Lila on what would have been her first birthday and death anniversary during the Port Charles train wreck crisis.

    In 2006, Sam had a nightmare that Manny kidnapped an alive Lila. She also dreamed about her adoptive brother Danny who died from the Encephalitis outbreak, that he was taking care of Lila in Heaven.

    In early 2006, Sam went looking for her birth mother. Shortly after Danny’s death she discovers she was adopted. Robin Scorpio-Drake ran a test to see if Sam was a carrier of the same autism gene. The results revealed she didn’t have it. Danny's last words where "they pick the right little sister for me," leaving Sam suspicious. She meets with the principal at the private school of a teenage girl who gave birth to a baby around the time of her birth. The principal refused to disclose the information of the teenage mother, nor her whereabouts. Jason and Sam sneak into the principal's office and discover Alexis' school picture in the yearbook under her birth name.

    Later, Stan Johnson confirms Sam’s suspicions and talks about Kristina and Lila many times saying they were the prefect match for the bone marrow transplant. He also says how wrong Alexis was to kill her own granddaughter over own daughter Kristina. Alexis painted herself as mother of year for dumping her off. She does no wrong when it comes to Kristina and Molly. It's later revealed that Sam’s grandfather Mikkos took her, letting Alexis think she “died” while Mikkos sold her to the McCall family to be adopted.

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    Sam first sole visit with Lila(April 2006).

    April 7,2006,Sam visit her stillborn daughter Lila grave sole for first time and talk about Alexis being her grandmother .

    Mid-2006, Sam and Jason got into a fight when he gave her a pink blanket intended for Lila if she had lived. This results in Sam and Jason break up.

    On November 7, 2006, while Jason and Sam were on the run after Sam was framed and charged with murder, they talk about Lila again and how much they miss her. Sam holds Jason’s niece Lila Rae Alcazar because the name means so much to them.

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    Sam’s second sole visit with Lila(November 2006).

    On November 8, 2006, Sam visited her daughter's gravesite on what would've been her second birthday.

    In May of 2007, Sam, while drunk after finding out Jason is the father of Liz’s son, Jake, mentions Lila.

    In June of 2007, Sonny mentions Lila after he found out about Sam's aliases. He tells Jason that he believes Sam tried to trap him with a baby.

    2007, Lucky mention's Sam’s daughter Lila as a “miscarriage” when they had a fight about Liz and Jason's son Jake Spencer being kidnapped.

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    Sam’s third sole visit with Lila (June 2007).

    On June 25, 2007, Sam visited her daughter's gravesite and tells her about Jason having a son with Liz.

    August 20, 2007, While packing up some of her things with Amelia Joffe, Sam discovers Lila's blanket and tells Amelia about her.

    In the Summer of 2011, Carly was about to lose daughter Josslyn to Jax during a custody battle and need Jason‘s help. Sam wasn’t having it with Carly because Jason needed brain surgery. She and Carly got into a fight with Sam telling Sam “you don’t know what it like to lose a child," causing Sam to slap Carly in the face.

    In early 2012, there is another Lila mention as Sam went to visit Heather Webber. She asked Sam how her little girl was and Sam told her she lost her a longtime ago.

    While giving birth to her younger maternal half-brother, Danny Morgan, Sam mentions Lila's birth on June 1, 2012.

    June 2012, when Danny was switched at birth and presumed dead because of Heather Webber and Todd Manning, Sam mentions Lila while in the hospital after fighting with Jason over Danny's “death.”

    June,2012, Sam mentions Lila at "her son Danny's funeral." In truth he was Tea Delgado's stillborn son Victor Lord III, but due to the baby switch, he was buried next her daughter. It is later revealed in 2020 that baby Victor is no longer buried next to Lila.

    In December of 2016, as Carly lost her son Morgan in a car explosion, a pregnant Sam told Carly "I know what it like to lose someone like that and how it feels" while comforting her.

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    "I would’ve given up if I didn’t have you to hold on to."

    In 2017, when Sam was pregnant with her maternal half-sister Scout, Dr. Lee mention Sam had a "miscarriage" in the past referring to Lila.

    On November 10, 2017, a returned Jason tells her sister and his niece Scout Cain about her older maternal half-sister.

    On August 21, 2018, the day of Michael's "son's" funeral, Jason and Sam visit Lila's grave. Sam comments to Jason that Lila would've been 14 years old that year.

    Sam also told Jason "I would not have survived losing Lila without you, you know that; I would’ve given up if I didn’t have you to hold on to."

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    References

    1. In 2013, it is stated that Dino had died in prison.
    2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhcO5Nk2Mb8
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