Dear Soaps,
How is Alexis related to the Cassadines and how is Ned related to the Quartermaines on General Hospital? &#151 Rachel

Dear Rachel, You must be doing a scrapbook of the GH families. Alexis is the product of an affair between Mikkos Cassadine and his mistress, Kristin Bergmann. Helena has always hated that her late husband cheated on her during their marriage. She murdered his lover by slitting her throat. Her hatred transferred onto Kristin's offspring Alexis, a.k.a. Natasha Cassadine and her sister, Kristina. Ned is the son of Lord Larry Ashton and Tracy Quartermaine, who is Edward and Lila's headstrong daughter. Ned had an affair with Monica, his aunt by marriage, before learning she was his uncle's wife. Both Cassadine sisters have been romantically involved with the Quartermaine heir.