Q: Who is the actress who
recently played the nun taking care of Nora?
I recognize her from some long-ago soap.
Did this actress play Tad (AMC) Martin’s mother when he was a child?
I sort of remember Joe and ?? Martin,
and this actress reminds me of the same person who played that role.
role of Sister Agatha was played by Caroline Kava.
Although Ms Kava bears a resemblance to a younger Mary Fickett who plays
in the role of Ruth Martin on AMC (1970-1996, and 1999-present), she never
appeared in AMC.
Quite possibly you might remember seeing Ms Kava in one of her many
television appearances. She has
co-starred in “The Practice”; “LA LAW”; “X-Files”; Star Trek the
Next Generation”; “Dawson’s Creek”, and “The Equalizer”.
She has also had co-starring roles in many feature films, including
1988’s spy thriller, “Little Nikita," with Sidney Poitier, in which
Caroline played the Russian born mother of River Phoenix.
Q: Whatever happened to Patrick and
Marty? Did Patrick die?
Q: I stopped watching a while
back and I am really interested in knowing where did Marty Saybrooke go and do
you think she will come back? Thank you. Holly
A: Due to the fact that I do not know how much of Marty’s history you are lacking, I will begin when the two first met and bring you up to the last time they were seen in Llanview.
In 1995, Marty traveled to Inishcrag, a remote island in Ireland.
While sitting in the Wild Swan Inn, Patrick Thornhart, yet unknown to
Marty, grabbed her and kissed her. Marty
played along with him. Pretending
to be his wife, she helped him elude the Men of Twenty-One, a terrorist group
who were hunting him down.
Patrick told Marty that this group suspected him of having sheet music in
his possession that was coded, and could reveal their terrorist plans.
It was not long before the two grew extremely close and eventually made
Todd Manning, wanting to make amends to Marty for raping her in the past, made
his way to Ireland to bring her home to Llanview so she could be with Paloma, a
friend of Marty’s who was dying.
After Marty left Ireland, Todd stayed to help Patrick. While there, Todd was mistaken for Patrick and shot by the
terrorists. He was presumed dead.
A few months passed and Patrick traveled to Llanview to find Marty. To
his surprise, Marty had become engaged to Dylan Moody. Dylan was Max’s brother-in-law.
Although Patrick tried his best to convince Marty of his undying love for
her, she refused to let herself be swayed, and married Dylan.
Patrick was heartbroken and ended up grabbing Blair Manning (Todd’s
widow), and took her to the stables. Because
Blair hated Marty and blamed her for Todd’s death, she used all her wiles to
seduce Patrick. While in an embrace
with Blair, Patrick kept visualizing Marty, which led him to pushing Blair away.
In time Marty finally broke down and told Patrick she loved him.
She made the decision to tell Dylan about Patrick.
Unfortunately, before Marty could talk to Dylan, he suffered a serious
back injury that left him paralyzed. Marty
knew she could not tell Dylan about Patrick now that he needed her, so she told
Patrick they would have to end their relationship.
After that, Patrick turned to Blair
and they had an affair. One
night while they were “together” on the floor of Blair’s penthouse,
someone was watching them. It
turned out to be Todd, very much alive.
Time passed. Together with
Bo Buchanan’s help, Patrick and Marty discovered the truth about the Men of
Twenty-One’s conspiracy from a microchip hidden in a book of Irish Airs.
When Dylan recovered and could walk again, he did the right thing by
agreeing to give Marty her freedom to be with Patrick.
In 1997, Marty and Patrick were together again and deeply committed to
one another. Marty accepted
Patrick’s proposal of marriage, and the two were even happier when they
discovered that Marty was pregnant.
Meanwhile, Todd was plotting with the leader of The Men of Twenty-One,
because he hated Patrick for sleeping with Blair.
At the same time, another terrorist, Mahoney, was making his way from
Ireland to Llanview to kill Marty, Patrick and Todd.
Patrick and Marty had a beautiful outdoor wedding on top of Llantano
Mountain. Then shots were fired and
one of the guests was hit. It was
Mahoney in his attempt to kill Patrick.
Patrick chased Mahoney to Todd’s penthouse, where he was holding a gun
on Tea Delgado. They fought and
both Mahoney and Patrick appeared to be
In the ambulance that was taking Patrick’s body away, Marty sat by his
side and he raised up to kiss her. It was then that we saw that the
whole thing had been a set up to fake Patrick's death and whisk the two
lovebirds away, free at last from The Men of Twenty-One.
Marty wrote a goodbye letter to Bo and Nora, explaining that she decided
to leave Llanview because she could not cope with Patrick’s "death."
Even with the letter, Bo and Nora had the feeling that Patrick was
actually alive. In the end,
Patrick, Marty, and their unborn child escaped to an undisclosed location,
where, presumably, they are still living a very happy life.
It is possible, with the ending of this storyline as it was written,
Marty could return to Llanview, with or without Patrick or the baby.
Though, at this time there has been no mention of that possibility.
Q: What ever happened to the
character of David Renaldi? I know
that Michael Zaslow passed away, but was the character ever resolved in any way?
David made his return to Llanview in May of ’98.
He was at Llanview hospital when Dorian spotted him.
He asked her not to tell his daughter, Cassie, that he was there, but
Dorian did what she felt Cassie needed. So
Cassie and her father were reunited. David
lived with Dorian for a few months, where he bravely dealt with his illness
every day. He then moved out, and from one of my sources, the most
recent information is that David is still living in Llanview, though the
talented actor who played him, Michael Zaslow, passed away from ALS on December
Q: Could you please tell me
what was the song Janis Ian sang in person at the Nurses Ball for Stone?
I believe the year was 1996 or 1997.
Thank you so much. Christy,
A: Christy, sometimes it is very difficult to track down music and artists who have performed on the soaps, because this in not information that is normally listed.
In this case, I was fortunate to find not only the information for you,
but the lyrics as well. The song is
“When Angels Cry”, and Janis Ian sang it live at the 1996 Nurses Ball.
Stone Cates died of AIDS in 1995, and this song was a loving tribute to
him. You can find the lyrics to
“When Angels Cry” at, http://gurlpages.com/mrs.spooky/waclyrics.html
Q: Do you know the middle name
of Michael Morgan/Quartermaine of GH? And
what about Elizabeth Webber’s middle name?
A: According to my sources, Michael Morgan's name was changed after Carly married AJ. His name is now Michael Alan Quartermaine. Elizabeth's full name is Elizabeth Imogene Webber.
Q: When Tiffany Hill married
Sean Donnelly, her hillbilly family came to the wedding and the minister gave
her “real” name during the ceremony. I
can’t for the life of me remember what it was…can you help?
Certainly. The day they were wed, was the first time that Sean heard
Tiffany’s real name. It went like
Minister: “Elsie Mae
Crumholtz, will you take...”
Elsie Mae Crumholtz. Isn’t that
Will you just get on with it please!”
Q: Was it ever determined who,
exactly killed Bradley Ward?
For those readers who do not remember this incident, Bradley Ward was the
son of Mary Mae Ward. He
disappeared one day, never to be seen again, until 1994, when his remains were
discovered in Luke and Laura Webber’s garden.
years subsequent to this, Edward Quartermaine and his business partners, Jack
Boland and Frank Smith (before his mob activities were known), bitterly fought
Bradley over his opposition to their housing projects.
Jack Boland lied to the police when they questioned him, leading them to
believe that Edward was the murder. He
was arrested and brought to trial. On
the witness stand, Jack Boland perjured himself.
Edward was convicted, and would have served his time in prison, if it had
not been for Mary Mae, who let it be known that he could not have killed
Bradley, as he had been her and Edward’s son.
Jack Boland was later found murdered.
This led Luke, who was helping Justus (Bradley’s son) in his
investigation of this case, to believe that Frank had murdered Jack to keep him
Because Luke shot and killed Frank Smith during their final altercation
in Puerto Rico, Frank was never
convicted of murdering Bradley, nor was the case ever officially solved.
In my column of Sept 3rd, contained within the answer
regarding Brooke English and Tad Martin, I stated that Brooke first had her
ectopic pregnancy and abortion, then later
gave birth to Jamie (Tad’s son). I
should have stated that Jamie was born first, in 1991, and then in 1994, Brooke
became pregnant, once again with Tad’s child, and had to have an abortion.
I want to thank Brandi, who
brought this to my attention.
Q: A friend of mine remarked that Ryan on AMC has the same last name (Lavery) as Anna Devane’s late husband, Duke Lavery. Could there be. . . Do you think that . . . Was it just some coincidence that happened prior to Alex’s appearance on the show, or by some design? It could be an interesting plot twist. Anyway, has anything ever been said that would suggest some connection? Thanks. Chris
A: Wow Chris,
you must certainly want me to earn my money with this one.
me begin by saying that there is always the possibility of there being a
connection between Ryan, Anna, and the late Duke Lavery.
and Anna first met in 1986. Soon
afterward, they made love. There
was no mention of her being pregnant until 1988.
Because she suffered an accident, she lost the baby at General Hospital. Anna and Duke were separated and reunited a few times until
1990, when he was shot and died in her arms.
Years later Anna was presumably killed in an explosion.
DeVane arrives in Pine Valley. She
is a doctor. She has married Dimitri Marick, she is led to believe that he
is dead, and later on she falls in love with his brother Edmund.
(Forgive my short version of some of these facts, we are only interested
in Alex/Anna for the time being.)
gives Alex a horse as a present, and she names it “Scorpio”.
She later travels to Wales and a woman refers to her as “Anna”.
Returning to Pine Valley, Alex starts having memories of a woman named
“Anna”, and a girl named “Robin”.
short time passes and Alex’s mother, Charlotte is in Pine Valley with her.
Charlotte later confesses to Alex that Anna and she were sisters.
Charlotte had stolen Alex as an infant.
Alex was trained to take over Anna’s life, failed in her mission and
had her memory erased.
are the facts on the characters of Alex and Anna on each of the soaps in
which they appeared..
unborn child who died after her accident, could have been taken from her without
her knowledge. That was only 13 years ago.
Ryan Lavery is at least in his mid-twenties. So that rules him out as being her son, unless the writer’s
are using the same time warp as they did with the age of Lily and Miguel’s
son, Juan, on GH.
do we know about Ryan Lavery? He is
from Iowa, where his parents live. He
has one brother, Braden, who was convicted of rape when he came to Pine Valley. Their father was abusive to them, and he was also an
alcoholic. That’s the only
information we have been given thus far. Could
Ryan be related to the late Duke Lavery? There
is no answer to this at present, but I will bet you a quarter from my next
paycheck, that if there is even the most minuscule possibility of them being
related, the writers will make the most of it.
Q: I’ve been a fan of All My Children for years and have always enjoyed watching Walt Willey play Jackson Montgomery. He’s so good looking, and I’d like to know more about him. Anything you can tell me? JoAnn
Walt has been charming the ladies since he first appeared in the role of
Jackson Montgomery back in
attended Southern Illinois University where he majored in sculpture.
After Walt toured with an improvisational comedy group, he decided to
pursue a career in acting in New York.
first professional role was as an extra on All My Children. After that, he played in the role of Joe Novak on “Ryan’s
Hope”. On stage he appeared in
“Frankenstein”, “Barefoot in the Park”, “Five Finger Exercise”, and
“Cyrano de Bergerac”.
Walt is not acting on AMC, he enjoys doing stand up comedy, and continues his
interest in art, doing his own line of t-shirts.
When he is not busy acting or performing, he relaxes by playing chess and
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