Jesse Hubbard was a college drop out spending most of his time at Foxy’s
when he met Jenny Gardner. Jenny was able to break his rough boy exterior
to reveal someone who wanted to regain control of his life. Jenny agreed
to help him catch up with his studies if he re-enrolled in high school.
Jesse took up his uncle Frank Grant’s offer to move in with him
in Pine Valley. All was going well when he accidentally left a lit cigarette,
almost burning down the Grant home.
Frank introduced Jesse to a candy striper at the Pine Valley Hospital.
Her name was Angie Baxter. Their first meeting was full of tension as
they clashed. But their aggression gave way to passion. They began dating
as the new school year started at Pine Valley University.
Jesse grew tired of Liza Colby’s incessant need to embarrass Jenny.
Jenny left town after Liza threatened to reveal her father’s crimes
to Greg Nelson. Jesse went to confront Liza who told Jesse it was none
of his business. When Jesse threatened to tell Greg the truth about Jenny’s
departure, Liza called out rape. Jesse was a wanted man. He made his way
to New York to hide with Jenny. He got there just in time as an adult
movie producer was accosting Jenny. Jesse and Jenny agreed to stand by
each other and some how find their way back to their loved ones in Pine
When Jesse did make it back to Pine Valley, he was spotted by Silver Kane
who turned him in for Liza’s rape. The trial forced Jenny to come
home and confront Liza. Liza admitted the truth, and Jesse was set free.
He began dating Angie again, much to the distaste of her father, Les Baxter.
Jesse mourned Frank’s sudden death a stroke.
Jesse and Angie’s relationship was finally on track. The loving
couple had issues with intimacy. Angie had long decided to keep herself
until marriage. But Jesse could not wait. He proposed to Angie, who in
the rush of the marriage accepted. They quickly eloped, and shared their
first night of passion together.
Things became estranged between husband and wife. Angie asked Jesse for
a quickie divorce. Soon, he would learn Angie had left him because she
was pregnant. He wanted to raise their son together, but Angie’s
father, Les Baxter, had already arranged for the child to be adopted.
Angie and Jesse teamed up to find their son. They kidnapped the boy from
his adoptive family and waited in Sea City for things to blow over. Jesse
named his son Frank Hubbard, after his late uncle. Angie and Jessie remarried
in front of the Justice of the Peace. But marital bliss was not to be,
as the couple was wanted on kidnapping charges.
The kidnapping charges against the Hubbards were dropped. Jesse and Angie
had a hard time making ends meet. They decided to invest with the Nelson
in the Steampit Nightclub. Only, Jesse could not find his part of the
seed money and took a loan with a loneshark named Murray. When Jesse could
not pay him back, Murray took control of the Steampit.
Jesse got a frantic call to go to Pine Valley Hospital. He arrived in
time to see Jenny on the brink of death. Jesse had just enough time to
say goodbye to his best friend.
Jesse pursued a signing career with a duet partner, Yvonne Caldwell. Yvonne
was not content to just be Jesse’s singing partner. She lured him
into his bed. Jesse thought his marriage was over. The presence of Jesse’s
half-brother, Eugene Hubbard, did not help. Eugene pressured Jesse to
return to his old ways and leave his new life in Pine Valley behind. Alas,
Jesse turned back to his family.
Eugene framed Jesse for a theft at the hospital. Jesse defended himself,
finding evidence to implicate Eugene. At the close of the trial, the police
offered Jesse a spot on the force because of his intrepid detective skills.
Angie admitted that she had been sexually harassed at Medical School.
Jesse admitted to his infidelity. Eugene and Yvonne both left Pine Valley,
leaving the Hubbards to pick up the pieces of their broken families.
Jesse and Angie’s marriage met another roadblock when Yvonne returned
to Pine Valley, pregnant with his child. Only, Jesse knew he and Yvonne
never slept together. Angie and Jesse cared for Yvonne. She admitted that
she had lied about the child’s paternity. She decided to put the
child up for adoption. But when she changed her mind, Jesse stumbled on
an underground baby selling ring operating out of Pine Valley.
Jesse worked with Travis Montgomery to entrap the crime-lord in charge
of the ring, “Mr. Big.” Jesse was shocked to see Mr. Big was
Les Baxter. Les confronted Jesse with a gun. They fought over the weapon
when Angie arrived. Jesse overpowered Les, and he plummeted to his death
down a staircase. Jesse was a hero to everyone in Pine Valley, except
for Angie. She asked him to move out.
Jesse was concerned when Angie took in Cindy Parker, a woman with HIV.
He worried about Angie and Frankie’s health. Angie assured him they
were all safe. Angie broke the news to Cindy: she had AIDS. Angie called
on Jesse for support.
1988: Jesse’s life on the force put him in the
line of fire. While pursuing a criminal named Remy Remington, Jesse took
a fatal gunshot in the torso. Jesse hung on long enough to tell Angie
how much he loved her.
1994: A vision of Jesse’s spirit visited Tad while
he lay in a coma. Jesse told Tad it was not yet his time to die.
Jesse’s spirit was among the many former Pine Valley residents that
welcomed Gillian Andrassy to Heaven. But Gillian was not ready to die.
She tried to make her back to earth when Natalie Marlowe caught her. Natalie
agreed to let Gillian go back to earth if she completed a task. Jesse
was to supervise her. But Gillian was quiet the handful.
Jesse took the reprieve from Heaven as his own opportunity to check in
on his loved ones. He realized Tad needed his help more than ever. He
was on the run for a murder he did not commit and on the outs with his
wife. Dixie Martin. Jesse helped Tad to not give up hope for the sake
of his family.
2002: Frank turned to Jesse's spirit on his first day
as doctor at Pine Valley Hospital.
After years on the run, Jesse came back to Pine Valley after learning
Frankie was on the brink of death. Jesse had never died. He had been captured
by a crime lord called the Papel. The Papel wrongfully believed Jesse
was in possesion of a rare diamond. In reality, he was targeting Remy
who had hidden the diamond in a doll. Jesse was prepared to skip town
when Tad caught him. Tad wanted to help Jesse stop running. Tad’s
wife, Krystal Martin, staged it so that Angie would see Jesse. Jesse decided
to stay to fight for his family and his freedom.
The Papel turned out to be Robert Gardner, Ray’s brother and Tad’s
uncle. He chose the night of Angie and Jesse’s wedding to reveal
himself. Jesse and Frankie subdued Robert after he went on a shooting
tirade. With Robert in prison, Jesse was finally free to live his life.
Jesse took the job of Chief of Police much to Angie’s chagrin. Angie
wanted Jesse out of the line of danger. One of his first cases had him
investigating Angie’s daughter, Cassandra Foster, for the murder
of Richie Novak. Angie and Jesse’s marriage was strained because
of Jesse’s new job.
mysterious woman named Natalia came to Pine Valley looking for Jesse.
Jesse was hiding a secret. While in Toronto, Jesse had a child with the
psychologis, Dr. Rebecca Fowler. Rebecca had helped Jesse recover after
he escaped Robert’s grasp. That child was Natalia. Jesse admitted
the truth to Angie after Natalia needed surgery. He needed to sign Natalia’s
consent forms. Angie had a surprising reaction. She opened their home
to Natalia and Rebecca. Rebecca had been diagnosed with a brain tumor.
She did not want treatment. She just wanted to know Natalia would be taken
care of when she died.