Didn't Eden have another alter Susannah? or something like that. Whose identity she assumed when she was presumed dead?
First, Eden was jewel thief Lisa. Lisa-Eden fell off a cliff and was presumed dead. Now, in reality, underwater she changed into a long frizzy auburn wig, put on a pair of granny glasses, and emerged as artist Suzanne Collier, and NO ONE KNEW IT WAS HER. (I only WISH I was making this shit up.) Sophia eventually caught on, which is when Eden took off the wig, slicked her hair back, put on a tux, and became a Madonna-as-Dita impersonator--er, Channing, shot Sophia, and fled town. Sometime around then, the REAL Suzanne Collier, who was an old friend of Eden's (but whom the family had never met) came to town, and wore a long frizzy wig until they got far enough into the storyline to where Terri Garber could use her own short hair. Real Suzanne got involved with Cruz (and I actually didn't mind them, if he HAD to be with somebody) until someone had the bright idea to pair him up with Eileen Davidson-Kelly. (Whom I LOATHED as Kelly, although I later loved her as Kristen, Susan, et al. But I saw no need to jettison Carrington Garland for her.) Shortly thereafter, Kim Zimmer and entourage came on, and the handbasket officially made its final pitstop in hell.
The other screwy thing was that they'd already had a Lisa--Lisa DiNapoli, Celeste's sister, played by Tawny Kitaen and Tea Leoni two years before, and then the next year, Lisa Fenimore came on played by Bridgette Wilson. So that's three different Lisas in three years. Someone must have reeeeeeeeally liked the name.
What was that priest's name that Julia had an affair with? I couldn't stand him. Getting in the was of Mason/Julia. Unacceptable!
That was Michael. I didn't like him with Julia, but I liked him afterward. I always thought he and Celeste should have gotten together.
Which wedding was it that Keith/Gina tried to crash and ended up rolling around having a mudfight? They were so cool.
I forget which one exactly, but it was either Cruz/Eden, Kelly/Jeffrey, or CC/Sophia.
You know who else I liked, come to think of it? In 1986 there were the Capwell cousins from Boston, Courtney (Julia Campbell, aka Christy Masters Christensen from Romy and Michele's High School Reunion
) and Madeline (Terry Davis). Madeline was a RIOT; unfortunately she got killed a few weeks after she showed up; eventually it came out that Courtney killed her in self-defense. But I liked Courtney and Pearl together, although he eventually became interested in Kelly instead.
Another rape storyline (there were an alarmingly disproportionate number in retrospect) was when Christie Duvall (Tricia Cast) got raped in 1985 by her stepbrother Steve. He made her accuse Ted Capwell, and to top it off was the prosecuting ADA at the trial so she was constantly under his surveillance. THAT was some psychologically intense stuff.
Another klunker of a storyline from the same time: Amy Perkins going to the gynecologist for a routine checkup and winding up impregnated with the sperm of the prince of New Stailand, culminating in two Jack Lees running around a European castle having sword fights. Oy.
Edited by The Last Dodo, Feb 10, 2004 @ 12:07 AM.