The character of Kate Howard (Megan Ward) debuted with so much promise on General Hospital. Some fans who loathed the mob - such as myself - finally had a viable love interest for Sonny that made it possible for me to stomach him. That was then. Today it is a crying shame what they have done to the character of Kate. Once strong and independent, now she's a whimpering shadow of the glamorous character she once was. Manipulated into betraying her own magazine and playing second fiddle to her cousin Olivia's storyline. What an unfortunate waste of talent.