1982: Lars was growing infuriated with
his son’s obsession over model Erica Kane. He and Kent bought out
Sensuelle from under Brandon Kinglsey, Erica's beau. Kent began to form
a slue of projects around Erica including a modeling campaign, “An
American Beauty,” and a motion picture with her as a lead. Lars
did not recognize her talent, and was worried about Kent’s rash
investments. In fact, Lars would drop Erica from the movie entirely, and
tried to drop Erica from the modeling campaign. Erica proved a formidable
foe herself, staging a press conference declaring herself “An American
Beauty,” forcing Lars to keep her on.
Lars began dating his stylist, the very married Ellen Dalton. In New York,
Lars saw his long time rival, Palmer Corlandt, with someone who was very
much not his wife. Lars and Palmer exchanged some choice words, before
Lars began flirting with Daisy Murdoch, the other woman. Lars and Daisy
began an affair.
But Lars’ focus turned from matters of the heart, to matters of
his son. Kent was found dead in his hotel room. Silver Kane claimed Erica
was the murderer. Erica was nowhere to be found. Lars dropped Erica from
his agency and called for a nationwide manhunt. Erica was eventually found
and tried for murder. When Kent’s murder was determined to be accidental,
Lars was not as forgiving as the courts. He promised Erica that she would
never work as a model again.
1984: Lars was determined to destroy Erica for the death of his
son. But, his plans were compromised when she teamed up with Palmer. Palmer
discovered the truth about Lars’ past: he was an escaped war criminal.
To escape the authorities, he went on the run in South America.
Erica and Palmer confronted Lars on a cruise ship there. Lars saw no escape
but to jump overboard. Only, he was sucked in by the propellers and ripped