Port Charles was a 1997-2003 American soap opera set in the fictional New York town of Port Charles, the same setting for the long-running soap opera General Hospital. The two programs aired on the ABC television network and sometimes shared characters and story lines. Although initially a spinoff focused on the lives of the doctors at the local hospital, the show later shifted its focus to more supernatural-themed plots (vampires, angels, etc.). Starting in 2000, the show switched to a telenovela-inspired series of 13-week story arcs, unusual for American soap operas.
Livvie becomes the object of obsession for the vampire Caleb Morley (Michael Easton); Livvie is the splitting image of Caleb's beloved fiancee Olivia. Caleb uses his vampire powers to hypnotize and seduce Livvie.
Defeated at the end of "Tainted Love," Caleb returns as a ghost and is gradually restored to human form. He again uses his powers to hypnotize and control Livvie, using her to turn his enemies against each other.