Year in Review 1991 by
Christopher Lawrence Menard
Death For Cassandra / Money For Brad
year began, Cassandra Rawlins launched her revenge plot
against Brad. She slipped him a potent drug, rendering
him unconscious, and flew him to Las Vegas where they
were married in a quickie ceremony for which he was
barely awake and functioning. He finally regained
consciousness at a resort in Aspen, where he awoke to
find himself in bed with Cassandra, stranded in a
snowstorm. He was furious at being kept from an
important meeting with Traci, and confused about the
process that led to his marrying Cassandra.
finally returned to GC, Traci was heartbroken to learn
of his new union with the blonde vixen. In time, Brad
was able to convince her that he did not love Cassandra,
and did not know why or how they’d been married. With
Traci’s help, Brad was able to have the unusual marriage
annulled. At the hearing, he and Cassandra agreed to
part amicably, without laying claim to one another’s
financial assets. As the hearing ended, a distraught
Cassandra rushed to see Paul, her never-forgotten great
love. However, before they could meet, she was fatally
struck by a transport.
reading of Cassandra’s will, Paul was stunned to learn
she had made him her sole heir. However, before he could
claim the fortune and celebrate his sudden status as a
multi-millionaire, an unexpected turn of events
occurred: The judge who presided over Brad and
Cassandra’s divorce died suddenly before he had signed
their papers. This meant Brad was the legal heir to
Cassandra’s vast fortune. Paul was devastated and
enraged, while Brad became the one to celebrate his
Shocking Baby Switch Saga Begins
and rebuilding her broken marriage, Lauren struggled
with the knowledge that Sheila was also pregnant with
Scott’s baby. Meanwhile, Sheila’s pregnancy took a turn
for the worst when she went into extremely premature
labour and was rushed to the hospital, where her child
was stillborn. Realizing she needed the baby if she
hoped to maintain a hold of any kind on Scott, Sheila
quickly plotted, purchased a pregnancy pad and faked her
pregnancy to keep everyone convinced she was expecting
the child of Dr. Scott Grainger.
Lauren’s own labour began, Paul was with her, and
delivered a healthy baby boy. Sheila immediately rushed
out of town, phoned Scott and announced that she had
given birth to a baby boy while visiting her parents in
Michigan. She then purchased a child from a shifty baby
broker, and returned to town with the baby. Once there,
she immediately rushed to the hospital, focused on the
diabolical act she was about to commit.
that it wasn’t enough to simply have a child, but that
it had to belong – legitimately – to Scott,
Sheila switched her brokered baby with Lauren’s child in
the hospital nursery. She then falsified the medical
records, and watched gleefully as Lauren’s baby was
delivered to her. But there was a glitch: Lauren
immediately noticed that her son was missing a birthmark
she’d spotted on him immediately after the labour.
Sheila bypassed the problem by later having the
birthmark surgically removed.
Sheila had given birth to his son, and intent on making
a life for himself that he could be happy with, Scott
begged Lauren to hurry their divorce so he could marry
the other mother of his son. Disappointed that Scott was
dumping her for the wicked nurse, Lauren revealed that
she had just given birth to a baby boy, but insisted the
child was the result of an extra-marital affair. Scott
didn’t realize she was lying merely to maintain some
pride, and simply considered it further proof they were
not meant to be together.
after, Scott and Sheila were wed in the hospital chapel.
With tears in her eyes, Lauren stood in the back of the
chapel and watched as they exchanged their vows.
Finally, Sheila had everything she’d ever wanted. But
then her mother, Molly Carter, arrived in town and – in
quick time – realized her daughter’s evil scheme. She
was intent on telling Lauren the truth, and foiling
Sheila’s marriage built on lies, but suffered a stroke
on the way to Lauren’s office, and was left temporarily
paralysed and unable to speak.
Lauren began visiting Molly, so a worried Sheila
orchestrated an elaborate scheme to make it appear as
though Molly had attempted suicide She then had her
committed to a mental institution, hoping this would
keep her and Lauren far away from one another.
Lauren, life was about to bring complications and
heartbreak like she’d never experienced before. In a
stunning turn of events, the baby boy she’d named Dylan
took ill. A short time later, he died from meningitis.
Lauren was devastated and suffered intense grief that
drove her to desire another child to fill the void. She
seduced Paul, hoping to become pregnant, and located
Molly at the Sanitarium. There, she began visiting
Sheila’s mother regularly, while Molly – still unable to
speak – struggled to tell Lauren the truth about her
daughter and the baby switch. When Sheila got word of
Lauren’s visits, she acted fast, transferring her mother
to an out-of-town institution where Lauren could no
longer have such easy access.
Love, Sex & Drugs Rock The Newmans
the year began with a desperate dependency on drugs and
booze to fight increasingly intense chronic back pain.
Jack warned his wife she was becoming an addict, but she
ignored him and demanded he mind his own business. New
complications arose when Victoria, Victor and Nikki’s
grown daughter, returned from the Swiss Boarding School
she’d been attending. Less than thrilled to learn of her
parent’s new spouses, she vowed to destroy their
marriages and see them reunited. She took a summer job
at Jabot and immediately became involved with the much
older, sexy trainee, Ryan MacNeil. He wasted no time
seducing the pure, young Newman heiress, who was smitten
within a month.
Victoria’s constant interference, Victor and Ashley’s
marriage unravelled and they agreed to a separation.
During this time, Ashley began spending time with her
former flame, Brad, much to the annoyance of her sister,
Traci. Still harbouring feelings for the man who’d
gotten away more than once, Traci was desperate to be
reunited with Brad. She so distrusted Ashley that – even
when Victor and Ash resumed their marriage – Traci
believed that Ashley was in love with Brad and wouldn’t
give up until she’d nabbed him for herself.
Victoria began a sexual relationship with Ryan, she was
overwhelmed by fear of pregnancy, AIDS or STD’s. She
went to Ashley and admitted she’d lost her virginity.
Ash took her to a clinic for testing, where both were
relieved she was neither pregnant nor disease infected.
It was Ash’s interest in her well-being that led
Victoria to let go of the resentment she’d held against
her stepmother for so long, and a new relationship of
trust developed between the two. Meanwhile, Nikki sought
treatment for her drug addiction at a rehab clinic, but
quickly signed out, unable to face the challenges. So
Victor, now aware of the truth of her drug dependency,
vowed to help his ex-wife kick the habit. Victoria was
The Return Of The Great Dina Mergeron
discovered her single night of lovemaking with Brad had
resulted in pregnancy, and feared he would think she’d
manipulated him into feeling obligated to marry her. But
Brad surprised the youngest Abbott by insisting he was
thrilled by the prospect of marriage and fatherhood, and
proposed marriage. The Abbott family immediately
celebrated the happiness of one of their own, while Dina
Mergeron – the matriarch who’d abandoned them all years
before – returned to town for her daughter’s wedding and
became immediately involved again with ex-husband, John.
romance infuriated Jill, who – when John proposed to
Dina – hired Paul to investigate the woman’s whereabouts
while she’d been away from GC and her family. Paul
uncovered information about Dina’s various affairs, held
while she’d supposedly been recovering from tuberculosis
in a Sanitarium. Jill presented the findings to John,
who immediately called off his wedding to Dina. She left
town shortly thereafter, and Jill immediately set out to
win John back. However, rather than finding the path to
him clear, Jill encountered another obstacle in the form
of Leanna Love.
Olivia & Nathan / Drucilla & Neil
went on, Olivia became worried that Nathan would someday
be unable to resist Drucilla’s considerable charms,
while Dru – desperate to keep her true feelings a secret
– pretended to be dating Neil Winters, a young trainee
at Jabot Cosmetics. Things got complicated when Neil
told Dru he was attracted to Olivia, and Dru briefly
contemplated using this to her advantage. However, when
Nathan and Olivia announced plans to wed, Dru knew she
had no hope of breaking them up. To please her father,
she agreed to serve as maid of honour. And though she
was initially miserable with all that had occurred, Dru
focused on her own life after the wedding. She took up
modelling, moved away from ballet, and found herself
increasingly attracted to Neil.
The End Of The Line For David Kimball
realized he’d never get his hands on Nina’s fortune
unless he adopted her son, Philip, he began pressuring
her to start the process. She resisted, still listening
to Christine and Danny, who continued to urge her not to
trust the man so readily. When they flat out suggested
he might kill her immediately after the adoption was
legal, Nina began to fear for her life.
reason to do so. Christine began investigating David’s
past and found a photo of Rebecca, wearing a broach
identical to one he’d given Nina as a recent gift. In
the photo, David was identified as Rebecca’s husband,
Tom. While Christine arranged to meet with Nina to break
the news about David, Diane contacted her first and
insisted she needed to tell her the truth about David’s
past. Nina was rocked by the news, especially when Diane
admitted that David had been plotting to kill both her
and angered, a crazed Nina waited for David to come
home, and fired five gunshots at him when he walked
through the front door. He survived and faked paralysis
and catatonia in the hospital to avoid being questioned
by the police. Meanwhile, Nina fled GC with her son,
afraid she’d be sent to prison, and hid out with her
mother in Detroit, awaiting word on David’s condition.
found her and brought her home, but she skipped town
again when her trial began. As the hearing, which
proceeded without her, neared its end, Nina returned –
accompanied by mother Flo – took the stand, and gave an
emotional testimony about her belief that her husband
was plotting to kill her and her child. Her words moved
the jury, who believed she had acted out of self-defence
and found her not guilty.
after, David faked his own death in a hospital fire,
using a body from the morgue and his own dental pattern.
He then forced a plastic surgeon to alter his features.
The man got a small bit of vengeance by carving the word
“KILLER” into his forehead, which David had to cover
with makeup and prosthetics as he began his dastardly
underwent a transformation, becoming Jim Adams, and
began dating Flo, hoping to keep tabs on Nina through
her unsuspecting, love-starved mother. David went so far
as to marry Flo, and manipulated Nina into changing her
will so that he and her mother would be co-beneficiaries
in the event of Nina’s death. At a masquerade ball,
where Nina, Danny and Christine were also guests, David
attended with the intent of killing them all. He dressed
in the same costume Danny wore, and lured Christine and
Nina into the garden, where he shot them each twice.
later found them, David shot him as well. But,
unbeknownst to David, Diane had discovered his plan,
switched the bullets in his gun with blanks, and alerted
the police. An intense chase began, ending when David
jumped down a garbage chute to elude the police and
ended up in a trash compactor. Danny and Christine
pulled up just as he was struggling to climb out. He
accidentally hit the ON switch and was fatally mutilated
in the compactor while Danny and Christine looked on.
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