Viewers of General Hospital got a shock when Cody Bell revealed that he is Dominique Baldwin’s son. Most speculated that he was the son of Katherine Bell, but it turned out he was the son of Dominique hence his connection to Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner). So, who is Dominique?
The character was portrayed by Tawny Fere Ellis in 1991 and Shell Danielson from 1991 to 1993 and made a guest appearance in 1997. The fictional character was on GH and also its spin-off series, Port Charles. Dominique arrived on the show, deaf and unhappily married to a character named Leopold Taub (Chip Lucia). They lived in a loveless marriage on the Stanton estate named Serenity. Her misfortunes changed when she fell in love with Mac Scorpio (John J. York) who accidentally wandered onto the grounds of her family’s estate. After falling in love with Mac, Dominique divorced her husband and went to Port Charles desperate to find Mac in need of protection from her husband. Mac and Leopold fought over her and when the loud gunshots were fired it restore her hearing but she was committed to Shadybrook at the hands of Leopold. He was later killed off. When he died, she was able to leave Shady Brook and rekindle her relationship with Mac. She and Mac broke up out of her jealousy over his relationship with Holly (Emma Samms) his ex-sister-in-law.
Dominique also had a brief relationship with Connor Olivera (Michael Lynch). She also got married to Scott during a weekend in Vegas when she woke up from a hangover a few days later, she learned of her marriage to Scott which ended her relationship with Connor. Dominique and Scott were prepared to get a divorce but they fell in love and decided to stay married. She was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in 1993 with only months to live. She wanted to give Scott a child before she died and Lucy Coe (Lynn Herring) was her surrogate. Sadly, Dominique died before the child was born. She died in Scott’s arms. Lucy gave birth to the child and she and Scott named her Serena. Dominique’s spirit briefly returned in 1997 to comfort her daughter during an ugly custody battle. She also appeared to Scott for a Christmas journey.
So, with Cody being Domique’s son who could be the father? Could it be Scott? Could it be Mac?