Liam McBain is currently a Port Charles High School graduate and a Port Charles University student studying Criminal Justice and Criminology. Liam is known to be smart and girls tend to like him. He is sometimes shy and a really sweet guy. He started out as a sophomore in the first season and graduated in season 7 but stuck around in town, unlike most characters who graduate. Liam plans on possibly following in his dad's footsteps and be a cop but wants to be more like his mother as a Crime Scene Technician. Liam was one of the people Drake shot in the school shooting, he had a non-fatal shot in the shoulder and hid with Ali Morgan in the nurse's office where she tended to his wound. Liam was thought to be Brody Lovett's child when he was born due to paternity tests but they were switched so it turned out he was John McBain's son. Liam has a long history with Ali Morgan and she is currently his girlfriend, he has dated Yasmin Castillo. He is the son of John McBain and Natalie Buchanan, brother of Jasey McBain, nephew of Jessica Buchanan and Michael McBain, and cousin of Gabe McBain
Liam Asa McBain is the son of Natalie Buchanan and John McBain, born on January 11, 2011 at Clint Buchanan's lodge. Though Natalie is initially unsure whether her unborn child's father is her one-night-stand Brody Lovett (her sister Jessica's estranged fiancé) or her own boyfriend John McBain, a tampered paternity test states that the baby is the child of Brody Lovett. Terrified of John's reaction and wanting to protect Jessica, Natalie hides the truth. A vengeful Marty Saybrooke blackmails Natalie with this information, but Natalie turns the tables on her. After the baby is born, Marty kidnaps him, but John gets him back. Liam's paternity test results are revealed at Natalie and Jessica's double wedding, and a betrayed John leaves Natalie. Brody takes the role of Liam's father, but speculation of who the real father is comes to surface after Marty returns from Saint Anne's. During a recored therapy session with Dr. Buhari, Marty reveals that she switched the paternity results and that John McBain is the father of Liam. Brody gets a hold of the tape recorder and finds out but he keeps it a secret from Natalie and John. As of September, Marty, Victor Lord Jr., Vimal, Jack and Brody were the only ones who knew that John is Liam's father, however on October 3, Jessica discovers Liam's original paternity test listing John as his father. Jessica later tells Ford about Liam's true paternity. However, Jessica is unsure whether to keep it a secret or tell Natalie. She doesn't want to hurt Brody after all he's been through, but she wants to make things right for John and Natalie. During his mom and "dad's" wedding it comes out that John McBain is his father and Brody goes off the deep end and kidnaps him. Brody gives back Liam and he is reunited with his mother and father. He spends his first Thanksgiving with his parents and family members. At the end of series, Liam's parents happily reunite.
In The Series
Liam is first seen in 1.01 Pilot walking into the school and bumping into Ali Morgan before walking into school, he apologizes before walking in and getting his schedule and is seen in class with Briana Corinthos, Noah Drake, Josslyn Jacks, Drake Niles, The Zacchara Twins, and Cody Ford.
1.04 Sorry I Can't Be Perfect, Liam witnesses Ryder snap Ali Morgan's bra straps, he then pushes Ryder against the locker and tells him to leave her alone with he laughs, Liam pushes him again and Ryder leaves laughing. Liam then goes to lunch with Ali and sits with her, Kenzie and Christian. The next day Liam sees Ryder following Ali so he goes up and starts walking with her. he glares at Ryder then asks him if he really wants to mess with Jason Morgan's daughter and Ryder backs off and Ali thinks Liam for standing up for her.
1.14 Falling Inside The Black, Liam is seen at the winter formal and asks Ali to dance.
1.15 Never Surrender, Liam is appointed to help Ali with her art project to get her grade up. the two work on it together and Liam gets to know Ali better.
1.17 Nothing Left To Lose, Liam is about ready to go to class when he hears the shots go off. as he flees he sees Ali Morgan and grabs her by the arm and takes her with him. Drake then turns a corner and points the gun at them. the pair freezes before Liam grabs Ali and starts running the other way when the gun goes off and Liam is hit and when he falls, Ali falls with him but he reacts fast by quickly getting up and pulling Ali with him. Liam then turns the corner and tries the door to the nurse's office and it is unlocked. Upon getting inside Liam pushes a filing cabinet against it. Ali leans down against the wall nearly hyperventilating and Liam sits next to her as she runs her hands over her body checking for a bullet wound for why they fell. Liam then takes off his jacket and shows Ali it was him who was shot and then he points to the desk where there is some gauze and Ali gets it and brings it over and puts pressure on his wound. Liam makes the joke that for a mobster's daughter, she sure is freaking out at a gunshot wound. Ali then tells Liam she has no idea what he is talking about. Liam tells her he knows. Everyone does. She doesn't have to play that game with him because his dad is the police commissioner. Liam then successfully calms her down and the two start talking. Ali later confides in him that she feels that she is now in Madi's shadows since her dad accepted her dream of being a musician, and it even when he didn't she still gets more attention because she is older. Liam (who is close to losing consciousness from his wound) tells her that she is special and he has really enjoyed spending time with her like helping her with her art project, or when he asked her to dance, or even how they first really became friends. he then tells her that no matter how much she denies, she will always be special to him. Liam then kisses her and loses consciousness a few moments later. SWAT tries to open the door and after they call out saying they are there and its PCPD, Ali moves the filing cabinet and lets them in showing them Liam has been shot and needs medical attention. One of the officers calls for medical and they get Liam evacuated along with Ali.
2.01 We Are Broken Liam is hooked up to an IV in an ER stall waiting for a hospital room to be available. The bullet went straight through his shoulder and was easy for doctors fix. Matt Hunter checks up on him and tells him as soon as they get a room available, he will be taken there for overnight observation
2.08 Somewhere I belong Ali asks Liam to help her find out what is going on with Madi and why she is acting weird.
2.10 Going Under Ali talks to Liam again about what's going on with Madi.
2.11 Anywhere But Here Liam is with Ali when Madi texts her telling her that their dad needs her home.
2.12 Going Through Changes Ali and Liam decide to take the next step in their relationship.
2.20 Day of Reckoning Liam is with Ali at the party when Tyler is murdered.
3.07 I Lose Control Liam asks Ali if she is okay when she returns to school after being out sick for while.
3.09 No More Sorrow Liam notices Ali seems distant and she claims she's still not feeling well.
3.11 Keep Holding On Liam is worried about Ali and her being distant.
3.14 Far From Never Ali again is distant at school.
3.15 The Story of Us Liam finally asks Ali what's going on and why she's being distant but Madi shows up and tells them that their dad needs them home now.
3.17 Spit You Out Liam rushes to the hospital when he hears Ali was shot along with Brooke and Madi. He waits in the waiting room and is not told anything.
3.18 World Around Me Liam lies to Frankie Hubbard saying he is Ali's brother in order to get information. Frankie knows he isn't but tells him anyway. He informs Liam that Ali had a miscarriage. Liam is in shock that she was pregnant in the first place.
3.19 In Fate's Hands Liam visits Ali after she wakes up and asks her if she knew she was pregnant. Ali tells him no. He then leaves to give her some time to recover and rest.
4.01 Awake and Alive Liam takes time process everything going on, including Ali having been pregnant at the time she was shot. He later visits Ali after finding out Madi almost flatlined. He tells her that Madi is a fighter and she will make it through.
4.02 Just Hold On and We'll Make It Through Liam overhears Ali yelling at her mother and blaming her for being in a wheelchair.
4.03 The Approaching Curve Liam helps Ali get adjusted back at home and does his best to help knowing how hard this is for her. He later tells her he heard her argument with her mother the other day. Ali agrees that what she said wasn't fair, she was just frustrated. Liam later leaves and breaks down at home crying over the loss of his unborn child.
4.05 Work It Out Liam plans on meeting Ali for lunch, not being able to help her out in the morning due to student council things. As he is walking to meet her, he sees her talking to Madi and Madi asks her if she has regrets about planning on terminating her pregnancy and not telling Liam. When Ali responds saying she has no regrets, Liam is in shock. After Madi leaves, he asks Ali if it is true when Ali says yes, Liam is furious and yells at her, making a scene and ultimately breaking up with her before storming off, saying "I can't even look at you right now."
4.14 Miserable At Best Liam looks on as Meghan taunts Ali, not sure how to react. Yasmin Casillo later asks him how he's doing. She claims she isn't here to make a mean comment, but just honestly wants to know how he is doing. Liam tells her he is fine.
4.15 Don't Walk The Other Way Liam bumps into Yasmin again, who once again says she is just trying to be nice and sharing the story of a friend of hers from her old school who terminated a pregnancy, it messed her and her boyfriend up, she just wants to know if he is okay. Liam once again tells her he is fine, but agrees to go to Kelly's with her to get his mind off of things. The pair talk about anything and everything. Yasmin tells him if he needs to talk, she will listen.
4.16 Why Don't You Love Me Liam hangs and talks to Yasmin again, gaining a friendship he really needs.
5.03 Your Love Was a Lie Liam attends Hope Thornhart's funeral. He is shocked when Cole has an outburst but stays silent.
5.10 Weight Of The World On My Shoulders Liam meets Yasmin for coffee at Kelly's and are seen by Ali. Yasmin asks Liam if he is okay and he says he thinks he will be and then thanks Yasmin for her friendship, especially right now. The pair later go for a walk in the park and Liam tells Yasmin he is developing feelings for her and clarifies romantic feelings and asks Yasmin on a date.
5.12 The Day That Saved Us Liam goes to Gabbi's party with Yasmin. He is shocked with the fact that Madi confesses about being raped by Drake. Yasmin asks if Liam knew and he tells her that he can't betray Ali like that despite the fact that she may have betrayed him.
5.15 What I've Done Liam is leaving his place to run some errands for his mom while she and John are at work when Jason Morgan shows up. Liam is shocked to see Jason since he and Ali broke up. Jason then tells Liam he is going to talk and Liam will listen. Jason tells him he knows that he got Ali pregnant and she miscarried when she was shot and was planning on terminating the pregnancy. Liam tells him he had no idea. Jason tells him it doesn't matter and he needs to stay away from Ali and if he even so much as thinks about her in that way, his cop father can't protect him.
6.08 All I Want Is The Good Life Liam talks to Christian Zacchara about why Ali is staying with him. Liam feels extremely guilty and blames himself for her situation. Yasmin later asks him about it and he explains the situation that Ali is in because of him and Yasmin feels a little jealous.
6.11 Now or Never Yasmin tells Liam that Hayley Spinelli is tutoring her in biology.
7.03 The Strength To Go On After some thought, Liam asks Yasmin if they can talk after class. When they do, Liam ends their relationship. Yasmin is confused but guesses it has something to do with Ali. When Liam confirms this, Yasmin is upset and reminds him that Ali planned on aborting their unborn child. Liam later shows up at the new apartment Ali is staying at with Brooke and Madi and asks if they can talk. He sits down at the kitchen table and Ali wheels herself to be across from him. Liam explains he broke up with Yasmin because he still has feelings for her. He then blames himself for the way her dad has treated her because it takes two to conceive. Ali then visibly upset tells her she wants him to leave. Liam tries to continue the conversation but Ali repeats herself getting more angry. Liam then gets up and leaves but tells her he still loves her.
7.07 Grim Goodbyes Liam is out in town when he runs into Madi and Ali. Liam once again asks if they can talk. Ali tells Madi she is fine and the two go to Kelly's and sit at a table. Liam tells her that he wants to talk to her about her pregnancy and hear the whole story. Ali finally explains she planned on termination because she knew they couldn't be parents at their age and adoption is a joke. She feared what would happen later on if someone found out the child was a Morgan also. Madi was helping her because that is what sisters do. Liam then talks to her about the day of the shooting and what they talked about. He tells her he still thinks she is special and she does matter and that he still loves her. He also apologizes for the way he reacted and wants to try again. Ali is skeptic, especially since she is in a wheelchair now but Liam assures her that doesn't matter, he wants to be with her. The two agree to try again.
7.10 Just The Way I'm Not Ali calls Liam to pick her up. He can tell she is upset and goes to her place and takes her to the Port Charles Park. She then tells Liam that Jason may not be her biological father and that it could be his enemy, Franco. Liam does his best to listen to her.
7.12 Thanks For The Memories At school Ali tells Liam that she was able to find out about a surgery that could help her walk again but her parents wont let her. She even tells him about how legit it is with peer reviewed research and case studies. Liam later goes home and looks it up, understanding that it really could help Ali.
7.18 The Good Left Undone Liam graduates from high school with the rest of the senior class. He is later seen talking to Ali
7.19 All I Want Is Everything Liam once again talks to Ali about the surgery before going online to the deep web and purchasing fake ID's and insurance cards, knowing that if John found out, he would be in a lot of trouble. He then goes to Ali's place and tells her they are going to Seattle so she can walk again. He helps her back and books them plane tickets under a fake name before they fly out. He is there when Ali is prepped for surgery and tells her he loves her before she goes in.
8.01 Prayer For The Refugee Liam gets a text from Madi Morgan saying that she knows where they are and that she has told Jason and Brooke but not his parents. Liam waits for a word on Ali and is told the surgery went well, but it will be a while before they see results and even longer for her life to go back to the way it was before the wheelchair. Liam thanks the surgeon.
8.02 Audience Of One Jason and Brooke arrive in Seattle and go to the hospital he and Ali are at. They are furious at what happened and as Brooke threatens an orderly, Liam sees them and takes them to Ali's room. Once inside, both Brooke and Jason angrily tell Ali that what she did was wrong and illegal. Ali tells them that since they weren't going to let her walk again, she was going to take matters into her own hands. The surgeon comes in and sees both Brooke and Jason who tell him that he did not have parental consent to operate and he tells them that their daughter had identification saying she was twenty. Brooke is even now more angry at Ali while Jason asks for a prognosis. The surgeon explains the same thing he told to Liam. Jason then asks if he can pay for medical transport back to Port Charles, New York. Her surgeon explains it isn't in their insurance range but Jason says he will pay for it personally and would like her transported to General Hospital at Port Charles, New York as soon as possible. The surgeon tells him he will start the process.
8.04 Together Again back in Port Charles, Jason forbids Liam and Ali from seeing each other every again and alls John to meet with him. They meet up at the hospital cafeteria and Jason brings Liam with him and explains what happened, including fake ID's and insurance cards. John is livid that Liam would do something that illegal and asks him where he got them. Liam tells him it was the deep web and nothing is traceable. John tells Jason he's got it from there and grounds Liam and takes away his computer. He is furious and even confused on why he did what he did and Liam explains that he owed it to Ali.
8.07 Something New Ali is discharged from the hospital and Liam goes to visit. Jason tells him to leave her alone but Brooke talks to him about everything that has happened and they should just let them be. Ali is already grounded from everything. Jason is hesitant but allows Liam to visit and come over when they get Ali settled in, this time back at her old room in the penthouse. Liam asks what happened and Ali explains her parents are possibly getting back together, either way the penthouse already has her wheelchair stuff ready so it is best if she recovers there. She and Liam are in the living room talking when Ali tells him she can wiggle her toes. Liam is in shock and bends down to her feet and Ali is able to wiggle them.
8.11 Let It Go Ali tells Liam that her parents got back together officially and her mom is moving back in. Because they ran away, her parents were forced to be nice to each other and were able to listen and communicate.
8.18 World of Chances Liam is at Ali's place when she shows him she can move her legs more and asks him to help her stand up fully. Liam is hesitant at first but Ali convinces him and he helps her up and holding on to his shoulder, she is able to take her first steps.
9.03 I've Become So Numb Liam stops by the Penthouse and Ali talks to him about the progress she is making, which includes a lot of walking. Liam then tells Ali that his sister is back in town. Ali is confused and asks what sister. Liam explains that he has a younger sister, Jasey, who is about to be a freshman in high school but she has been staying in Llanview. Ali is surprised Liam never mentioned a sister at all and Liam tells her that she has dealt with some stuff and it was hard to talk about.
9.04 Goodbye (I'm Sorry) Liam is at home while everyone gets ready for the day. He asks his sister Jasey if she wants him to show her around town. Jasey comments he wouldn't have to if they didn't send her away. Liam ignores the comment but Natalie tells her they did it for her health. Liam also listens as Natalie tells Jasey to take off her eye make up because she looks like a raccoon. Natalie and John leave for work and their cousin Gabe arrives. Liam talks to him about school and talks about how excited he is to start high school. The two don't notice as Jasey slips out of the room and goes upstairs. Later that night, Liam hears Natalie tell Jasey to stick with Gabe at school and her make another comment about being sent away.
9.10 On My Own Liam texts Ali to see how she is doing at school now that she can walk without walking sticks.
9.11 Things Will Never Be The Same Liam is told by Ali what happened at school and goes to Yasmin's house to talk to her. He tells her she needs to leave Ali alone, he understands that he hurt her but Ali didn't do anything to leave her alone.
9.14 Keep The Change You Filthy Animal Ali talks to Liam about how something must have happened in New York City with the band since Spike is back and the two drive to the City to visit Madi who is shocked to see them. She then explains what happened with the record label and that her career is likely over. Ali tells her not to give up on her dreams. She and Liam go to dinner before returning to Port Charles.
10.07 Let Love Bleed Red Liam and Ali visit Madi in NYC and see how she is doing after her break up with Spike. Madi assures them she will be fine and is focusing on recording.
10.09 My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark Liam gets a call from Ali saying she needs a ride to New York City and explains that Spike gave her a box of Madi's stuff and told her she needs it ASAP. Liam drives Ali to the recording studio Madi is at and waits in the car as she runs the stuff in.
10.16 Days Are Numbered Liam overhears Jasey arguing with Natalie over stuff in her room.
10.20 No News is Good News Liam is eating breakfast when Natalie tells Jasey she is wearing too much eye liner.
11.03 Long Live Us Liam attends Ali's high school graduation and sits with Jason, Brooke and Madi. He makes small talk with Madi about the band. She invites him to the album drop party with Ali but Liam tells her he can't make it, he has work.
11.10 Stand Amid The Roar Natalie talks to Liam about how she is trying to help Jasey but Jasey isn't meeting her halfway. Liam tells her that Jasey just needs time to adjust to being home.
11.19 We'll Be A Dream Liam meets up with Ali as her date at Michael and Chloe's vow renewal ceremony. He is in shock when the ceremony is interrupted.
12.01 The Last Great Love Story Liam sits with Ali as Michael and Chloe sidebar. After five minutes Chloe comes out and tells them that the ceremony is canceled and they can go home. Liam leaves with Ali.
12.06 The Young and Hopeless Liam stops by the visit his parents and sees John and Natalie upset. he asks what's going on and Natalie explains that Jasey ran off after an argument and that she was stupid enough to get drunk at a party with all the medication she is on.
12.07 Fear Hate Love Liam meets up with Ali who can tell someone is up. She asks him what's wrong and Liam tells her that his sister is causing a lot of problems at home and treating their parents awfully. Ali asks what she did and Liam tells her that she is constantly picking fights with Natalie over nothing and was stupid enough to go to a party and get pass-out drunk. He also says that maybe it's best if she goes back to the psychiatric hospital. Ali tells him it sounds like she is just trying to figure things out and maybe just needs some support. Liam brushes that excuse off and says that if he sees his mom crying over something that Jasey did, he is going to lose it.
12.10 A Hundred Sleepless Nights Liam gets a call from Natalie saying that Jasey ran off and asks if she is in town where he is. He also informs him that Jasey is cutting herself. Liam tells her she isn't at Kelly's but he can look around the area.
12.11 The Carpal Tunnel of Love Liam returns to his parents place when his dad calls him. John tells him that Jasey didn't come home and that everyone is out looking for her. He hands Liam some missing flyers and asks him to pass some out on campus to see if anyone at PCU has seen Jasey in town or around. Liam calls Ali and the pair hand out some flyers and Liam once again complains about what Jasey is doing to his family.
12.12 The Downfall of Us All Liam stops by the police station to see if there is an update on Jasey. John tells him that there isn't and officers talked to her friends who haven't seen her since the day she disapeared. Before Liam can respond, Zack Giambetti walks up to the pair and asks if he can talk to John about Jasey. John asks if he knows where she is. Zack explains that he had no idea that when he was out of town Ciara let her crash at their place. John is about to tell officers to go collect her when Zack gets his attention again. He explains that he talked to her and that she is having a hard time with the adjustment of coming home after being gone for so long. He then tells her that she came over sobbing because Natalie didn't believe her about the party. Zack explains that she didn't drink and that Ciara called him saying Jasey was drugged. She never put her drink down so someone must of coated the cup or something. He explains that he took her home and helped purge her stomach to make sure whatever she was given didn't mess with her anti-depressants. Zack then tells him that Jasey has just expressed wanting to be listened to and that she ran away because she fears going back to the psychiatric hospital. Liam tells her if she is cutting herself, she deserves to go back. Zack tells him that Jasey just expressed wanting some normality and feels like her parents don't accept her for who she is with how she dresses and her music and style. He then tells John he can go get Jasey but she agreed to return the next day and just wants one more night away. Zack then leaves. Liam tells John there is no way they are letting her stay, she is sick and needs to go back to the hospital. John tells him that he is going to talk it over with Natalie and let her stay at Ciara's one more night while they figure it out. Liam is furious.
12.13 This Is Gospel Jasey returns home and listens to his parents talk to her about getting help and sticking together. Liam scoffs and leaves.
12.16 The Same Book But Never The Same Page Liam calls up Ali and vents about how Jasey is being an attention seeker and needs to just snap out of it. He later meets up with Ali and continues to vent about how she needs to go back to the psychiatric hospital, especially if she is "stupid enough" to hurt herself. Ali is shocked he is saying that before telling him that after Madi was raped, she cut herself as a way to cope. Spike found her near unconsciousness bleeding when she hit too deep and was able to convince them she got cut on some glass. Madi was in pain over what happened and didn't know how to cope. She then asks Liam if Madi was being an attention seeker there. Liam tells her no because Madi was raped while Jasey has had a perfect life. Ali tells him that she can't control how her brain is wired. Jasey has Major Depressive Disorder. She didn't choose it. When Liam continues to argue with Ali about Jasey being an attention seeker, Ali tells him that she can't date someone who is going to treat their sister like he is and breaks up with him.
12.19 The Divine Zero Ali is avoiding Liam's calls and won't answer his texts or Facebook messages. He sends Ali some flowers hoping she will talk to him. After running into her when she is out with Madi, he tries talking to her. Ali tells him she hasn't changed her mind. She may love him, but she can't be with someone who views his sister as an attention seeker because she is in pain. Liam tells her that how he views his sister shouldn't affect them. Ali tells him that family is everything and she has no idea where she would be without having a supportive sister like Madi. Liam asks if she is really going to throw away everything they have and everything they have been through because of how he views Jasey's problems. Ali tells him that she can't be with someone who is going to be a dick to their own family and that their relationship is over.
13.03 I Am The Fire
13.05 For a Pessimist I'm Pretty Optimistic
13.07 You, The Room & The Devil On Your Shoulder
13.09 There'll Come A Day
13.10 Life Screams
13.15 We Were Doomed From The Start
- First Attempt
- Start Up: 1.17 Nothing Left To Lose
- Break Up: 4.05 Work It Out
- Reason: Ali planned on getting an abortion and not telling Liam she was pregnant
- Second Attempt
- Start Up: 7.08 Come Clean
- Break Up: 12.16 Same Book But Never The Same Page
- Reason: Ali Didn't like how Liam was treating his mentally ill sister.
- Start Up: 4.15 Don't Walk The Other Way
- Break Up: 7.03 The Strength To Go On
- Reason: Liam loved Ali more