2007: Shortly after arriving in Port Charles, Kate encountered local crime-boss Sonny Corinthos. It took Sonny a bit, but he eventually figured out where he knew her from: she was Connie Falconeri! His teenage paramour from Bensonhurst! In the years since, Kate had changed her name and left her Brooklyn upbringing behind her. She was Kate Howard now: sophisticated fashionista. And she had no interest in going back.