Angie Baxter had wanted to be a doctor as long as she could remember.
She was working at Pine Valley Hospital as a candy striper while handling
a full load of work at Pine Valley University. Dr. Frank Grant introduced
Angie to his nephew, Jesse Hubbard. Jesse and Angie hit it off in a strange
way. Their differences in upbringings caused them to clash. But behind
their fights was a mutual attraction. Soon, they were a couple.
Angie convinced best friend Jenny Gardner to commit to her one true love
Greg Nelson. But as much as she worried about Jenny’s relationship,
her own with Jesse faced a great challenge. Jesse was on the run in New
York for the rape of Liza Colby. Angie knew the Jesse had to be innocent,
but in the court of public opinion he was already guilty. This was especially
true for Angie’s disapproving father, Les Baxter.
Angie and Jesse wanted to bring their relationship to the next level.
But, Angie was having troubles being intimate. She had long held the belief
that she was going to save herself until marriage. Jess proposed to Angie,
and they rashly eloped.
Realizing what they did, both of them got cold feat. But Angie’s
dissonance was even greater after she learned she was pregnant. Determined
to keep it a secret, Angie went about her life as if nothing had changed.
She finally broke down and told the truth to her mother, Pat. Pat encouraged
Angie to tell Jesse if they had any hopes of staying together.
When Angie asked Jesse about how he felt about children, Jesse told him
that he was not ready for them. That was enough of a hint for Angie. She
filed for divorce and arranged for her child to be adopted.
But holding her child in her arms for the first time changed her mind.
She admitted the truth to Jesse. But before they could do anything, Angie’s
father, Les, had already given the baby up for adoption. Jesse and a recovering
Angie went on a desperate search for their son. When they found the child,
they hid out in Sea City to escape Les. They named their son Frank Hubbard
after Jesse’s uncle. Together again, Jesse and Angie wed. But marital
bliss had to wait: both were wanted for kidnapping.
Cleared of all kidnapping charges, Angie and Jesse embarked on their life
as newlyweds. Money was always tight, so Angie and Jesse looked to invest
in a new business venture with Jenny and Greg. Together, they bought the
Steam Pit nightclub. But, Jesse had trouble finding the seed money to
invest, so he borrowed from a loan shark named Murray. Unable to pay Murray
back, the Hubbards were forced to sign their rights over to him.
Jesse began a signing career while Angie continued her studies at Pine
Valley University. The pressures of home and school began to take its
toll on Angie. She noticed Jesse was growing especially close to his new
singing partner, Yvonne Caldwell. Angie was also unsettled by the appearance
of Jesse’s half-brother, Eugene Hubbard. Angie did not want Jesse
to fall back into the bad habits of his past.
Angie’s professor, John Voight, began to make inappropriate advances.
Angie was determined to make it through the semester without telling Jesse.
John offered to improve Angie’s grades if she agreed to an affair.
This was the breaking point for Angie. She told Jesse everything. Jesse
admitted to having been unfaithful himself. He had slept with Yvonne.
Angie reported John to the university and graduated with honors.
Eugene and Yvonne left Pine Valley, leaving room for the Hubbards to repair
Yvonne came back to Pine Valley pregnant and claiming the child to be
Jesse’s. Angie helped Yvonne through the ordeal, causing her to
admit that she and Jesse never actually slept together. Yvonne arranged
to put the child up for adoption. When she had second thoughts, Yvonne
was told that she would not be getting her baby back.
Jesse uncovered an underground baby-selling ring in Pine Valley lead by
a criminal mastermind named Mr. Big. Jesse staged a sting, revealing Mr.
Big to be none other than Les! Angie arrived on the scene just in time
to see Jesse overpower her father, who had pointed a gun at him. Les stumbled
down a staircase, to his death. The scene haunted Angie so much, she asked
Jesse to move out.
Angie befriended Cindy Parker, a recent widow who learned she had contracted
HIV from her drug-using husband. Cindy had trouble finding a job to support
her son, Scott Parker. Angie opened her home to the Parkers. Jesse worried
about Angie and Frankie’s health. Little was known about how HIV
was transmitted. Angie assured Jesse that Cindy was not going to hurt
Angie had the difficult job of telling Cindy that her HIV had become AIDS.
Angie worked tirelessly to hold off the virus from affecting Cindy’s
daily life. But it was evident that her time was running out. Angie told
Cindy there was not anymore that she or the hospital could do for her.
Angie and Jesse’s home was attacked by a vigilante group who wanted
to drive Cindy out of town. Cindy almost died when the fire was set to
the Hubbard home.
Angie’s family fell victim to another criminal. While in the line
of duty, Jesse was shot with a bullet meant for the criminal, John "Remy"
Remington. Jesse hung on long enough to tell Angie how much he loved her.
Not even Angie’s greatest efforts at the hospital could save him.
Angie suffered another great loss when Cindy succumbed to complications
from AIDS. Mortality never seemed so real to Angie. Angie found support
in her colleague, Cliff Warner. Though they had worked together for years,
Angie never saw Cliff in a romantic light before.
Angie’s happiness with Cliff was compromised when his ex-wife, Nina
Connelly returned to Pine Valley. Nina’s son, Mikey Connelly, fell
ill with a strange disease. The doctors at Pine Valley Hospital helped
cure Mikey. In the process, they discovered that Mikey was in fact Cliff’s
son. Angie did not want to come between a family. She knew she had to
end things with Cliff.
Angie began dating Dr. Cal Cummings. Only, Cal also had eyes for Pat.
Angie did not want a man to get between she and her mother.
She moved on to Derek Frye. They were quickly engaged to marry.
Angie could not go through with marrying Derek. Angie realized there was
nothing really left for her Pine Valley. She took a new job in California,
hoping she and Frank could start a new life there.
Angie moved back to Pennsylvania, taking a job at Corinth Hospital. Corinth
was not far from Pine Valley, but Angie was not ready to return to her
old home, where there had been so many memories of Jesse. Angie had a
hard time as a single mom. Frankie had a rebellious streak, just like
his father, and could not seem to stay out of trouble.
Charles Harrison came to Angie after he caught Frankie filming him in
a private conversation. Charles revealed he was working with FBI in Corinth
to protect Cooper Alden. Frankie's tape compromised his work. Charles
had an undeniable attraction to Angie. He rescued Angie after she was
kidnapped while on a lecture trip to New York City.
Angie faced a health scare after she was pricked by a needle that she
believed exposed her to HIV. Though tests were negative for the deadly
virus, Angie did contract a condition that compromised her health. She
needed a transplant to save her life. After a plane crash that nearly
killed a dozen of Corinth's residents, Angie found a match in Buck Huston's
daughter Jenny. Only, Buck did not know Jenny was his daughter. When he
learned the truth, he consented to the transplant that would save Angie's
life. Jenny died from injuries sustained in the crash.
married Charles. Their happiness was compromised by the arrival of Jacob
Foster, someone who looked exactly like Jesse. Angie was drawn to Jacob.
Jacob and Charles shared a past. Charles failed to protect Jacob's family
from mob related violence. Charles grew distant from Angie during a serial
killer investigation and after learning Frankie's new girlfriend, Bree,
was his daughter with Lorraine Hawkins. Angie could not deny her attraction
to Jacob. Angie left Charles, and moved to New York City with Jacob. Frankie
was also moving to New York to attend film school.
Angie opened the Front Street Clinic in New York City at 212 Greene Street.
She treated an eight year old girl named Kayla. Out of nowhere, Kayla
pulled out a gun and demanded money from Angie. After the police intervened,
Angie learned Kayla was a runaway with nowhere to go. Angie volunteered
to be her foster mother. Angie and Kayla quickly bonded. When Angie began
the process of adopting Kayla, she faced many hurdles because she was
African American and Kayla was white.
A group of white supremacist bombed the clinic, and Jacob's City Bar.
Frankie was caught in the City Bar explosion. Social workers deemed the
situation unfit for Kayla, and took her away. After Frankie recovered,
he decided to move to California. Angie thought she was going to be along,
until Jacob surprised her with a proposal to marry, one she quickly accepted.
Lorraine decided to move to New York too. Charles and Jacob both had a
relationship with Lorraine. Lorraine had made her continued attraction
for Jacob very apparent. Angie was preoccupied trying to secure a divorce
from Charles, and Lorraine's presence in New York did not help the situation.
Unable to carry a child, Angie turned to surrogacy. Lorraine positioned
herself as Jacob and Angie's surrogate, but Angie would have none of it.
A drunk Lorraine confronted Angie about the issue. Angie accidentally
pushed Lorraine, and fell into oncoming traffic. Guilt ridden Angie did
everything she could to save Lorraine, but it was too late. In her dying
breath, Lorraine told Angie she saw a baby alone in an alleyway. Lorraine
told Angie to find "Cassandra."
followed Lorraine's lead. She found a baby by a street sign named "Cassandra,"
just as Lorraine had said. Her mother had abandoned her. Angie and Jacob
adopted the girl and named her Cassandra Foster. Finally divorced from
Charles, Angie and Jacob married.
Wedding bliss was not to be, and Angie and Jacob separated. Angie continued
to work in New York City specializing in infectious diseases. Jacob moved
to Paris to pursue his love of art and music. Cassandra grew up splitting
time between her parents across the Atlantic.
Dr. Joe Martin asked Angie to come back to Pine Valley to consult on a
series of toxin cases. Angie had been working for the Center for Disease
Control. When she arrived, she was surprised to see Frankie was her patient.
She had lost touch with Frankie after he enlisted in the army. Frankie
and Greenlee duPres suffered from asphyxiation after ingesting a toxin
in the woods. The ordeal brought Angie and Frankie back together. It also
brought another surprising face back to Pine Valley: Jesse.
Jesse had been on the run for the last two decades from a crime lord called
the Papel. He was afraid that the Papel would hurt Angie and Frankie.
Tad Martin’s new wife, Krystal Martin, staged it so that Angie would
see Jesse before he skipped town. Jesse agreed to stick around Pine Valley.
When Cassandra came for a visit, Angie finally had everyone she loved
under one roof again.
papel turned out to be Tad’s uncle, Robert Gardner. Robert wrongfully
thought Jesse was in possession of a priceless diamond. The diamond was
hidden in a doll given to Angie by John Remington. Robert made his move
at the day of the Hubbard wedding, kidnapping Angie as a hostage. Luckily,
Jesse was able to subdue Robert. With the Papel in custody, Angie thought
her family could finally be happy.
Against Angie’s wishes, Jesse became the Chief of Police. One of
his first cases was the murder of Richie Novak. Cassandra was wrongfully
implicated in being part of a hit and run that killed Richie. The ordeal
compromised her relationship with her daughter. Cassandra decided to live
with Jacob in Paris.
was keeping a secret from his family. While on the run, he had a child
named Natalia. Natalia was injured the night a tornado passed through
Pine Valley. Jesse was forced to tell Angie the truth so that he could
consent to Natalia’s surgery. Natalia’s mother, Dr. Rebecca
Fowler, came to Pine Valley to retreive her. Natalia revealed Rebecca
had a brain tumor and refused treatment. She signed a DNR with Angie.
But when the time came to treat Rebecca, Natalia begged Angie to ignore
or mother’s request. After Rebcca made it through her seizure and
coma, Angie invited Jesse’s other family to stay with them while