Ethan Ramsey Cambias learned about his true parentage on his mother, Edith
Ramsey’s, death bed. He was the result of an affair between Alexander
Cambias, II, and the Cambias maid, Hannah Nichols. Alexander died after
a freak car accident. Afraid that Alexander Cambias, sr. would take him
away to raise on his own, Hannah gave Ethan up for adoption. Now with
the Cambias Estate in question after the death of all the legitimate heirs,
Ethan came to Pine Valley to claim his part of the fortune. Alexander
had named Ryan Lavery the heir to the Estate, not knowing any other heirs
Unfortunately, no DNA evidence existed that would corroborate Ethan’s
claim. Kendall Hart , Michael Cambias' supposed widow, befriended Ethan.
Though she had her own stakes in who inherited the fortune, he or ex-boyfriend,
Ryan, Kendall understood what it meant to be an outcast in Pine Valley
like Ethan was. Kendall’s sister, Bianca Montgomery, was raped by
Michael Cambias. Bianca volunteered the shirt she had worn holding Miranda
Montgomery, Michael’s late child, after her birth as a DNA sample.
But, the shirt mysteriously disappeared.
Ethan rescued Kendall from drowning after she was drugged at The Season’s
East Casino. The same night, someone shot Ryan in the chest. The authorities
wrongfully accused Ethan for the shooting. Zach Slater, the owner of The
Seasons East, came to Ethan’s prison cell with an offer of assistance.
He claimed to be old friend of the Cambias family, but he was something
much more: he was Ethan’s father, Alexander Cambias, II. When the
truth came out, Ethan rejected any of Zach’s offers to help him
escape prison time or prove his identity.
Bianca was reunited with her daughter, Miranda. Miranda’s DNA corroborated
Ethan’s identity. Ethan and Miranda would share the Cambias Estate.
Ethan wanted to protect the Kane women from his father. He even had Zach’s
gambling license revoked because he got it under an assumed identity.
But his vendetta against Zach went too far. He found Zach hovering over
Edmund Grey’s dead body. Ethan maintained he saw Zach kill Edmund.
Though the forensics would prove otherwise, Kendall stood by Ethan. When
Ethan’s lies came to light, Kendall left him.
Ethan turned to Bianca for help to reunite with Kendall. Only, Kendall
had moved on. She had eloped with Zach so as to give him controlling interest
in Cambias Industries with her FUSION shares. Ethan was removed as the
Ethan began working at FUSION. His daily interactions with eclectic Simone
Torres lead to romance. On Christmas Day, he offered her his shares in
FUSION, finally making her a full partner in the company she helped create.
On New Year’s Eve, they were engaged to marry.
2006: Ryan turned to Ethan with his concerns about Zach.
Ryan and Kendall were now going to share a child, and Ryan wanted to know
if Zach was going to threaten his family. They discovered Zach had caused
the blackout that forced Kendall to impregnate herself with Ryan’s
baby, and not Greenlee Smythe’s embryo.
Ryan and Ethan planned to confront Zach at the Mardi Gras Ball. When Kendall
learned the truth, she left Zach. Ethan was not able to bask in his victory
as Janet Dillon had rigged the ballroom to explode. Simone, Zach, and
Ethan were trapped in the rubble. Ethan sustained massive injuries that
caused internal bleeding. In his dying breath, Ethan had a final confrontation
with Zach for abandoning him. He blamed Zach for all the pain and suffering
the Cambias family had caused.
Ethan left all his shares of Cambias to Miranda, making her the majority
owner of the corporation.