Multi-millionaire Adam Chandler came from very humble beginnings. Growing
up impoverished in Pigeon's Hallow, West Virginia, Adam was determined
to provide a better life for himself and his family. He moved into Pine
Valley right before the beginning of the New Year, ready to make his mark
on the small town. But in order to move forward, he needed to deal with
the shadows in his past. Namely, Palmer Cortlandt, a man he knew as back
woods golden boy, Pete Cooney.
Corporate mogul Erica Kane enchanted Adam. He was determined to make her
his new wife. Only, she was dating her ghostwriter, Mike Roy. Adam bought
the rights to Erica’s autobiography, Raising Kane, and
sent Mike to Tibet for another assignment. Promising Erica a role in the
movie adaptation of Raising Kane, Adam weaseled his way into
Erica’s life. Erica became the newest Mrs. Chandler.
But, Erica’s acting left a lot to be desired. Erica was recast.
Erica was not content to be someone’s trophy wife.
Adam’s true intentions about Pine Valley came out when Erica discovered
his mentally slow twin brother, Stuart Chandler, hidden in the west wing
of the Chandler Mansion. Stuart had attacked Erica, and proceeded to Cortlandt
Manor to killer Palmer. Years ago, Palmer had left Adam’s sister
pregnant and depressed in Pigeon’s Hallow. He was then known as
Pete Cooney, another poor boy with big dreams. After he was drafted to
go to war, Lottie gave birth to their child. The Chandler boys raised
Ross as their youngest brother. Lottie had tried to get engaged to a new
man, but when she revealed the truth about Ross, the man left her. Lottie
committed suicide. Stuart killed her fiancée causing him to break
from reality. Adam had kept Stuart hidden ever since.
as much as Adam wanted to destroy Palmer, he knew he had a mole in his
own home. The gentle Stuart would never have attacked Erica without being
provoked. Adam realized Stuart’s wife, Joanna Yaeger, had fueled
Stuart’s mind with lies about Erica. Joanna had been a friend of
Adam’s first wife, Althea Patterson. She was plotting to seduce
Adam herself. Instead, she was banished from the mansion forever.
When the IRS froze Palmer’s assets, Adam manipulated him in his
plot to build Pine Valley’s first casino. He met much opposition,
especially from a journalist named Brooke English. Adam was impressed
that Brooke was so successful in opposing him.
Adam needed to test Erica’s true intentions. He faked his own death
and waited in the Chandler tunnels to see how Erica would react. She recovered
quickly, and decided to marry her true love, Mike. Adam was furious and
proceeded to divorce her. Only, he was never really ready to let her go,
so he sent Stuart to sign the divorce papers in his place.
Adam was determined to win Erica back. He knew this was contingent on
breaking up her relationship with Jeremy Hunter. He rigged Natalie Hunter’s
paternity test to make it seem like Jeremy was the father of her son,
Timmy Hunter. When truth came to light, Adam was lucky not to be implicated
as the culprit.
Adam’s daughter from his first marriage, Skye Patterson, came to
Pine Valley in search of her deadbeat father. Adam was estranged from
Skye because of the great animosity between him and her mother, Althea
Patterson. When Adam learned Althea was dead after a long coma, he offered
to take his daughter in to his home.
Adam hired a thug to scare Palmer, but he went too far and shot him. When
Adam learned Natalie was Palmer’s new in-home nurse, Adam saw a
golden opportunity to spy on his rival. Natalie was down on her luck since
Jeremy rejected her, so Adam offered to finance her lavish lifestyle for
information from Cortlandt Manor.
Stuart began dating Cindy Parker, a woman who had contracted HIV from
her drug addicted late-husband. Adam worried for Stuart’s welfare.
He believed Cindy was taking advantage of Stuart’s simple mind.
Stuart informed him otherwise. He loved Cindy, and if Adam could not accept
it, he rather not see his brother anymore. Adam realized just how much
Stuart loved Cindy. As a token of peace, he presented Cindy with a bouquet
of flowers before embracing her in his arms as a physical sign he was
not afraid of her illness.
Adam discovered Julie Chandler’s diary with an entry about Ross.
Ross was having an affair with Natalie. Adam explained to Ross that Natalie
was his mole in the Cortlandt Manor. He did not want Ross to compromise
the situation. But Ross could not keep his hands off Natalie. One night,
he went too far and raped her. Adam’s plans were out in the open.
Adam wanted to get back at Erica once and for all for leaving him. He
offered her position as Editor-inChief of Tempo to Brooke. Brooke did
not want the job because it meant a lot of traveling to New York. Adam
knew Brooke was the only person who could stand up to Erica, so he moved
the magazine headquarters to Pine Valley.
Adam announced his engagement to Brooke at Skye and Tom Cudahay’s
wedding. Brooke was hesitant to accept at first. After all, Adam’s
obsession with Erica was not an unknown fact. But Adam saw something more
in Brooke, she his equal. They married in a small ceremony at Chandler
Adam stood by as Stuart married Cindy. Adam could finally recognize that
the love they shared was real.
Adam desperately wanted a male heir. Brooke learned she would be unable
to offer him a son because of early ovarian failure. Adam spoke favorably
about adoption, but he knew it was not going to be the same. Adam had
to put his plans on hold when Brooke suffered the greatest tragedy any
mother could face. Tom interrupted a romantic dinner at Chandler Mansion
with devastating news. A drunk driver ran down Brooke’s daughter,
Adam had to face the loss of one of his own children. After the breakup
of her marriage to Tom, Skye held Barbara Montgomery at gunpoint. Though
Tom was able to talk Skye down, something in her mind snapped. Adam admitted
her to Oak Haven Sanitarium for recovery.
Barbara and Adam’s paths would cross again when Adam made a bid
for Travis Montgomery, Erica’s newest husband’s, failing company.
Barbara wanted to protect Travis’ interest. Lucky for Adam, he found
another ally in Travis’ brother, Jackson Montgomery. Even with Jack’s
inside information, Chandler Industries failed in the buy out.
Adam had agreed with Brooke that they were going to adopt a child. Adam
was steadfast to this promise on the outside. Secretly, he was looking
for a woman to have his child. Then, he was going arrange to adopt the
child with Brooke. Adam saw the perfect opportunity in Laura’s former
nanny, Dixie Cooney. Dixie was easily mesmerized by Adam’s lavish
lifestyle. Adam promised Dixie the world, as long as she agreed to have
When Dixie became pregnant with his son, Adam acted none the wiser. He
believed Brooke to be just as in the dark. But, she had caught on to Adam’s
plan, and hired Tad Martin to investigate the truth about Dixie’s
pregnancy. Adam ruined his own cover. When Dixie gave birth to Adam “Junior”
Chandler, jr., she had second thoughts about giving up the child to Brooke.
Adam professed his love for Dixie. Unbeknownst to Adam, Brooke was standing
right behind him. Brooke filed for divorce and in the process, won half
of Adam’s fortune.
Though Adam still loved Brooke, he feared loosing his child more. He rushed
into a quick marriage with Dixie. He wanted Junior all to himself. So,
he began to make Dixie believe she was going crazy and that she could
hurt Junior. Dixie agreed to be admitted to Laurel Hill Sanitarium. Adam’s
scheme came apart when Tad revealed his deception to Dixie.
With Dixie out of his life, Adam turned back to Brooke. Brooke was ready
to take Adam back until she learned of his plot to kidnap Junior and move
to England. At Adam’s Masquerade Ball, Brooke begged Adam to give
up on his plan. Before he could respond, Palmer arrived with startling
news for his rival. He had bought Chandler Industries interest out from
under him. Adam was penniless. The stress of the situation caused Adam
to have a stroke.
Brooke helped nurse Adam back to health. Adam made one more attempt to
win Brooke’s heart back. She would only agree to marry him again
if he promised to drop his custody suit against Dixie. Adam could not
make that promise. Brooke left Adam alone in his hospital bed.
Karen Parker, Cindy’s sister, kidnapped Junior intent on collecting
a ransom from his rich parents. The evidence first made it seem like Skye
was the culprit. Adam lashed out at Skye, driving her to the bottle. When
Karen’s role was revealed, Adam was too stubborn to reach out to
his estranged daughter.
Adam sought to replenish his bank account with a strategic alliance with
former ally Natalie. Natalie had fallen into a fortune after the death
of a rich widower that she had been caring for. Adam seduced Natalie.
At their wedding, Trevor Dillon stormed into the room to proclaim his
love for the bride. But it was too late, they had already said their vows.
Adam had a warning for Skye when she began dating Will Cortlandt. He knew
Will had become Palmer’s lackey. He gave Skye a bad stock tip to
prove that the information would get to Palmer. Palmer invested heavily
in the tip and lost most of his holdings in Chandler Industries. Adam
had control of his company again, but in the process he lost his daughter.
Adam was confronted by something from his past. Arlene Dillon, now Arlene
Vaughan, arrived in Pine Valley to retrieve her daughter, Hayley Vaughan.
Adam had a run in with Hayley when she attempted to smear his name in
the National Intruder. Hayley wanted to get back at Adam for all he did
to Trevor, Arlene's brother. Hayley claimed that Adam was her father.
Arlene was shocked because Hayley’s outrageous claims were true.
Arlene and Adam had had an affair while she was married to Harry Vaughan.
When Arlene confided in Adam the truth about Hayley, he reached out to
his daughter. He insisted Hayley move into Chandler Mansion hoping that
he could build a relationship with her.
In the meantime, Adam’s relationship with Skye was further estranged.
She had gotten engaged to Will. Adam disowned Skye for what he saw as
a betrayal. Skye left Pine Valley on bad terms for Adam to deal with her
Natalie got wind of Adam’s manipulation of her funds. She filed
for divorce, but thanks to Adam’s legal wrangling; he was able to
secure a sizeable amount of her fortune and her shares in Enchantment
Adam used this as part of his next plot to redeem his reputation. He turned
to Erica, fresh off her break up from Charlie Brent, with a strange marriage
proposal. Adam confided in Erica that back in 1984, when the final papers
of their divorce were to be signed, Adam sent Stuart in his place. Their
marriage was not legally dissolved. Erica worried that the truth would
compromise her appeal for shared custody with Bianca and her admittance
to an exclusive preparatory school. Erica agreed to marry Adam again as
long as the truth about their first marriage remained a secret.
Erica made married life a living hell for Adam. She put on the façade
of being the perfect wife, all the while pushing Adam’s every button.
Though they clashed in their personal life, Adam and Erica made a great
team at Enchantment. Both had grown concern with a certain employee, Will
who had begun working there after being disinherited by Palmer.
Hayley and Brian Bodine’s relationship was going too fast for Adam’s
comfort. He was openly disapproving of their relationship. When they broke
up, Adam saw an opportunity to keep the couple apart forever. Adam told
Brian’s friend An Li Chen that she could get a green card if she
married an American citizen. Now that Brian was unattached, he may be
able to help her out. When Brian agreed to An Li’s marriage proposal,
Adam thought he had succeeded in protecting Hayley.
That was not the case when Hayley eloped with Will. Hayley had turned
to alcohol after breaking up with Brian. Will fueled that alcoholism.
Adam turned to Palmer for help. Palmer wanted to rid himself of Will too.
They came up with a settlement check, hoping Will would take it and leave
Pine Valley. But Will was not about to bullied. Adam and Will got in a
heated confrontation. That night, Will was found dead in Hayley’s
apartment. After a long trial, the murderer turned out to be none other
than Janet Green, Natalie’s mentally unstable sister.
Hayley convinced Adam to let Erica go. In their divorce settlement, Adam
succeeded in wrangling enough shares of Enchantment that he could became
the majority owner. He gave the position of CEO to a very young, and inexperienced
Adam saw his chance to sue for full custody of Junior. Dixie was in a
fragile mental state as a result of Tad and Will’s death. Adam planned
to use her mental history to sue for full custody. But, at a Christmas
pageant where Junior was supposed to sing “O, Little Town of Bethlehem,”
he stood quietly on stage. Only Dixie’s presence would cause him
to begin singing. Adam realized he could not deprive a child of his mother.
Stuart’s new friend, Gloria Marsh, captivated Adam. Stuart began
dating Gloria, but Adam wanted her for himself. Adam wooed Gloria who
claimed that she could see through his act. It was devastating for Stuart
when Gloria chose Adam’s worldly and extravagant ways over him.
Adam and Gloria married on his yacht, Fidelity.
Natalie tuned to Adam when she learned her new accountant, Laurel Banning,
was embezzling funds from the Mason Foundation. Adam and Natalie got in
the car to confront Laurel. But, in the rush, they got in a terrible accident.
Adam awoke realizing that he could no longer feel his legs. He also learned
the tragic news that Natalie had died in the accident. Adam was racked
with guilt over the ordeal.
Needing time to deal with his personal issues, Adam hired Alec McIntyre
to run Chandler Industries in his absence. Adam gave Alec free reign,
a mistake he would soon regret.
Adam got wind that Alec and Gloria had an affair. To test her loyalty,
Adam planned another disappearance. This time, he took over Stuart’s
life so that he could see how Gloria reacted. Adam saw it was Alec who
was pursuing Gloria. When he returned, he relegated Alec to working at
Enchantment. Little did he know, Gloria had discovered his scheme. Gloria
was planning her own revenge.
On the night of their vow renewal ceremony, Gloria declared that she would
not marry Adam if he were the last man on earth. At that moment, a tornado
crashed through the Valley Inn. Adam and Gloria made it through the ordeal,
but their marriage did not. Gloria wanted to leave Adam, but they had
some unfinished business. Gloria was now pregnant with Adam’s child.
Adam and Gloria mourned the loss of their daughter, Anna Claire Chandler.
Anna Claire died of complications from a premature birth. Gloria was driven
mad from her loss. Adam caught her trying to poison him. Gloria was sent
to Oak Haven to recover.
Adam realized that Arlene was having an affair with Alec. Alec was now
married to Hayley. Not wanting to see his daughter hurt, he told Arlene
that Alec was having an affair with Gloria hoping that would be enough
to drive Arlene away.
Dixie left with Junior for Pigeon’s Hallow after her marriage to
Tad crumbled. But as he lost one child, another returned when Skye was
found comatose in Dr. Jonathan Kinder’s attic.
Adam wanted Brooke back. He thought the only way to do this was to make
her jealous. Adam met a kindred spirit in Liza Colby, the new station
manager of WRCW. Liza’s affair with high school beau Tad lead to
the end of his marriage with Dixie. Liza still wanted Tad as much as Adam
wanted Brooke. So, they faked a courtship and made plans to marry. Adam
believed that Brooke would stop him from making such a rash decision.
But, Brooke and Tad never made it to the ceremony. Adam was ready to call
off the whole charade, but Liza was not. She said her “I do’s”
after he did. He was now stuck in a marriage to a women he did not love,
and knew it would take a pretty penny to end their union.
Adam put his plans to drive Liza away into motion. He hired Jake Martin,
Liza’s one night lover, as the medical consultant at WRCW hoping
that he would be able to seduce Liza. But the more he tried to push her
away, the more Adam realized he may have true feelings for his accidental
wife. Liza and Adam agreed to go their separate ways. On the night she
was to leave Chandler Mansion, the couple succumbed to their passion and
Liza learned she was pregnant with Adam’s child. Both reluctantly
decided to give their marriage another go. But, happiness was not to be
when Liza miscarried after an emergency plane landing. The airlines, TransGlobal,
was under investigation after Flight 149 crashed off the Jersey shore
that took the life of Dr. Maria Grey, the sister of Hayley’s husband,
Mateo Santos. Secretly, Chandler Industries owned TransGlobal. Adam had
ordered cost cuts that could have potentially contributed to the mechanical
failures. Mateo revealed Adam’s role in the crashes. When Liza found
out, she left him.
Adam suffered a stroke as a result of all the stress. Liza came back to
Adam. But as he started to recover, Adam thought he would loose Liza again.
He faked a second stroke. Liza felt deceived too many times. In an argument,
Adam suffered a real second stroke. Liza left him at the Boathouse thinking
it was another lie. At the hospital, Adam was served his final divorce
Adam was exonerated for the crashes when a suitcase with explosives residue
was found at the crash site of Flight 149. Adam gave the evidence to Brooke
who was also on the plane when it crashed. As a consolation for her suffering,
Adam offered Brooke ownership of Tempo.
Adam was haunted by a ghost from his past. Years ago in Pigeon Hallow,
Adam and Stuart helped Joy Hawkins runaway from her abusive husband, Lee
Hawkins. Her daughter, Camille Hawkins, grew up thinking that Adam had
killed Joy. She became a pawn in Lee’s game for revenge against
the Chandlers. Adam wanted to keep his family safe, so he sued Dixie for
temporary custody of Junior, now going by JR. Dixie refused to let JR
come back to Pine Valley alone, so she moved in to Chandler Mansion too.
Camille died in an explosion after warning everyone that Lee had set Hayley’s
restaurant Holidays to explode. With Camille’s death, Lee put his
plan for revenge on overdrive. He kidnapped all of Adam’s children
in an attempt to lure him into a death trap. Mateo, Edmund Grey, and Tad
teamed up to rescue the missing hostages. Lee was taken into custody where
Adam confronted him about his abuse toward Joy, and the terror he put
on his family. Lee began to seizure in front of him. Adam did not go for
help; instead he watched as Lee died in front of him.
wanted Liza back, but she had arranged to have a baby with Jake. Adam
teamed up with Dr. Allie Doyle to switch Jake’s sample with his
own so that they could share a child. Liza warmed up to Adam after the
Lee Hawkins incident and agreed to give their relationship another try.
To make sure that Allie did not compromise their chances at happiness,
he sent her to work in a clinic in Antigua.
Adam recognized a week point in Hayley’s marriage when it was revealed
that Mateo had fathered a son, Max Santos, in his brief adolescent marriage.
Adam paid a judge to give Mateo primary custody of Max, hoping the stress
of the situation would tear his marriage to Hayley apart.
Liza’s doctor, David Hayward, knew Adam was the real father of Liza’s
baby. Adam tried to push Liza into marriage before the truth came out.
Colby Marian Chandler was born on one of their romantic getaways. David
promised his silence as long as Adam acquiesced to his blackmail demands.
Liza and Adam remarried.
Adam became weary of the Martins after he saw what affects they had on
his children. JR had turned to Tad after learning that Dixie may be dying.
Jake was suing Liza for custody of Colby after realizing that Adam would
have role in her upbringing. Adam tried to send JR to boarding school,
but Dixie would have none of that. Adam secretly bought WRCW so as to
leave Tad jobless.
Adam finally admitted to Liza that he had switched the samples. Adam tried
to go on the run with Colby, but Marian caught him. Marian forced him
into the Chandler safe room. Liza confronted her husband over his lies.
They began to pass Stuart off as Adam so as to not arise any suspicion.
Adam secretly found his way out of the safe room. He found Liza attempting
to take over Chandler Industries.
Adam offered Leo duPres a premium for any secrets he could siphon out
of his new stepfather, Palmer, while working at Cortlandt Electronics.
Adam needed Leo for another favor. He wanted Leo to seduce Marian so that
Stuart would leave her. Leo got cold feat and hired a gigolo, Paolo, to
sleep with her instead.
Liza divorced Adam because of his manipulations. When Liza learned about
Adam’s roll in brining Paolo into town, she blackmailed Adam into
giving her power of attorney for her silence. Liza had Adam committed
to Oak Haven. He watched idle by as Tad and Liza took over Chandler Industries.
Tad went to Stuart with the truth about Adam’s role in Marian’s
seduction. Stuart confronted Adam at Oak Haven. He told Adam that he was
no longer his brother and left town for their annual fishing trip. The
next day, Stuart’s charred body was found at their fishing cabin
after it had caught on fire.
Liza let Adam go to mourn Stuart’s death. Adam was ripe for seduction
from a recently returned Arlene. At Hayley and Mateo’s wedding,
Adam and Arlene announced they had remarried. Hayley wanted Adam to rethink
his decision. Adam and Arlene opened up a roadside bar. Secretly, Adam
was plotting his revenge against Liza and Tad. He rigged their new project,
ColMar towers, to collapse on its own foundation.
When Adam learned Liza was going to be at the site, he left to warn her.
Instead, he was injured. Adam lay in the hospital near death. Liza admitted
that she never stopped loving him. Miraculously, Stuart reappeared. He
had lost his memory and was living in Las Vegas. Seeing Stuart again gave
Adam the will to recover. Adam was ready to divorce Arlene when she revealed
that she was no longer pregnant with his child.
Adam made an impromptu visit to Llanview. Rae Cummings had revealed to
Skye that she was her biological mother. Adam admitted that he was suspicious
of Althea when he returned from a prolonged business trip only to find
her with child. Years later, he discovered Skye was adopted. By then,
he had loved her like his own daughter and decided against telling her
the truth. Adam wanted Skye to return to Pine Valley to be with her family
during the trying time. Skye lashed out at Adam for lying to her. Instead,
she became determined to find her biological father.
As a favor to Liza, Adam invested in IncredibleDreams.com and sponsored
their launch party on Fidelity. David Hayward drugged the punch with Libidizone,
causing the guests to act out. Hayley had caught Arlene seducing Mateo
and seemingly killed her. Wanting to protect his little girl, Adam took
Arlene’s lifeless body and threw her overboard.
Adam thought Arlene was back in town when strange things began happening
at Chandler Mansion. Arlene summoned all the Chandlers to met her at Fidelity.
Adam hired a hitman to kill Arlene. Instead, it was revealed “Arlene”
was Hayley, who had adopted her late mother’s identity. The hitman
wrongfully shot Vanessa Cortlandt instead. Luckily, she was only superficially
Adam watched helplessly as Hayley went to trial for Arlene’s murder.
When he realized his little girl was going to prison, Adam admitted that
it was he who threw Arlene’s body overboard. Mateo arrived with
Arlene in tow. She was still alive and living in the Carribean. Hayley
was exonerated, but Adam was put on house arrest for assault.
Adam and Liza were forced to remarry at Chandler Mansion inlieu of a church
because of the situation. Hayley and Mateo told Adam he was going to be
a grandfather. Soon, he welcomed Lorenzo Hector Santos, or Enzo, his first
Adam discovered JR was taking drugs because of Dixie and Tad’s estranged
marriage. Adam tried to cover for his son until he got in a car accident
with Hayley, and almost gave drugs to Jamie Martin. David revealed that
JR had stolen the drugs from his room. David was going to turn JR in unless
Adam did something to get the drug charges dropped against him for the
Libidizone incident. Adam slept with the judge to get the charges dropped.
When Liza found out, she had a one-night stand with Ryan. Adam fired Ryan
In an altercation, Liza fell down the steps at Chandler Mansion and miscarried.
The child was Ryan and Liza's. Adam regretted what he did and begged Liza
to give him another chance. Secretly, Adam had hired a woman named Mia
Saunders to seduce Ryan. Unknown to Adam, Mia was Liza’s half-sister.
Adam took control of Chandler Industries by firing Tad and Liza. He then
attempted another takeover of Cortlandt Electronics after Vanessa, was
revealed to be the drug lord Proteus.
His corporate activity took a back seat when news came from Switzerland
that Dixie had died. With Tad on his way to see her, Adam was forced to
tell his son what had happened to his mother.
Adam was unfazed in his determination to get full custody of Colby. Liza
suffered from anterograde amnesia after an emergency brain surgery to
remove a tumor. Adam made Liza think the tumor was back and that she was
dying. Then, he began to groom Mia to take her sister’s place in
Colby’s life. Liza caught on to Adam’s plan. Wrongfully thinking
Mia was his willing accomplice, Liza pushed her out of a window.
All the while, Adam and Brooke fell into an affair. Brooke’s recent
marriage to Edmund crumbled when his late wife, Maria Grey, was found
alive in Nevada. Jamie Martin drunkenly revealed their tryst at the Venetian
Even with the help of couples’ therapy, Liza and Adam’s marriage
continued to be strained. Liza finally left Adam, and they surprisingly
had an amicable divorce.
Adam’s relationship with JR became strained with his relationship
with Laurie Lewis. Laurie’s father was a laid-off employee from
Chandler Industries. Adam knew JR could do better. He bribed Laurie to
leave JR with the promise of a full ride to Harvard. When JR learned the
truth, he lashed out at his father. He needed time away from home. Adam
was able to track JR down to San Diego, where he was working as a shipman.
Palmer sought Adam’s help when the news of Michael Cambias raping
Bianca came out. Adam partly blamed himself for bailing his business associate,
Michael, out of prison after he assaulted Erica. He and Palmer put aside
their personal differences to exact their plot of revenge that included
abducting Michael and shooting him on the Chandler jet. Only, Palmer and
Adam struggled over who had the right to kill Michael, and the Adam was
injured instead. When Michael’s body was found in a meat locker,
both men were considered suspects.
JR returned to Pine Valley with a big surprise: he was married. Adam did
not trust JR’s new wife, Babe Chandler. It was revealed that she
had an affair with Jamie Martin. Adam decided to launch his own investigation
into Babe’s past with the help of his new houseguest, Mary Smythe.
Adam was unsatisfied by Mary’s plots to catch Babe in a lie. A paternity
test revealed Babe was carrying the Chandler heir. In the middle of a
storm, Babe gave birth to Elizabeth “Bess” Chandler.
Soon, even JR became disenchanted with Babe. But he did not want to loose
his daughter. Adam suggested JR make her appear to be an unfit mother.
Just like Adam did to Dixie, JR began to gaslight Babe, going so far as
to give her drugs that almost caused her to overdose.
Liza worried about Colby’s welfare after seeing what JR had become.
Tad helped her go on the run with Colby. Adam was furious to learn of
her betrayal. He took out his aggression on Stuart, who knew what Liza
had in store.
evening, Erica stormed Chandler Mansion with startling news: Bess was
her granddaughter, Miranda Montgomery. Babe and Bianca’s babies
were switched at birth. Bianca was hovering near death in a coma. Erica
knew Miranda was the one thing that would help her recover. JR maintained
it was just another one of Babe’s lies. But Adam’s gut said
otherwise. He reluctantly agreed to a DNA test that proved Erica’s
claim. When JR found out what Adam had done, he cut his father out of
his life. Adam mourned the loss of his granddaughter, and the grandson
he never knew.
JR learned Jamie and Babe were on the run with his son. Somehow, they
met Liza in New Orleans who was hiding out with Colby. Adam left to reclaim
his family. Though his grandson was retrieved, Liza and Colby successfully
Many people had claim to Adam’s grandson, including business rival
Asa Buchanan whose grandson, Kevin Buchanan, had raised the child for
the last year. Alas, the Chandlers would win custody, finally giving Adam
another male heir in Adam Chandler, III.
Little Adam’s new nanny, Di Kirby, claimed to be Dixie back from
the dead. Though she knew everything Dixie did, and had all the right
mannerisms, Adam was skeptical. Babe told Adam she had evidence that would
true identity. All he had to do was use his influence to get her mother
Krystal Carey out of prison. Krystal had taken the fall for Little Adam’s
kidnapping. Reluctantly, Adam agreed. Krystal revealed Di was a former
inmate. Still, Di held steadfast to her story.
Krystal and Adam began investigating Di’s past. It brought them
to Crow’s Hallow, West Virginia, a neighboring town of Pigeon’s
Hallow. After a night of drinking moonshine, Adam awoke to realize he
had eloped with Krystal. Krystal refused to annul the marriage. She was
only going to leave Adam if he agreed to give more visitation to Babe,
and have of all his assets.
could not believe that he had real feelings for Krystal. When Janet kidnapped
Babe, Adam became Krystal’s pillar of support. Adam asked Krystal
if they could renew their vows to make their marriage legitimate. As a
sign of good faith, he gave her half his shares in Chandler Industries.
Colby returned to Pine Valley a troubled teen. Adam had to bail her out
of prison for stealing a car. Adam wanted to make up for lost time by
spoiling the child. Colby was presumed dead after she crashed Erica's
yacht at her Sweet-16 party. In reality, Colby was hiding in the Chandler
tunnels, afraid of her father’s reaction to the crash.
Krystal revealed she was pregnant. Adam anxiously awaited the birth of
his next child.
Adam worried for JR when a recently returned Dixie and Babe were killed
within weeks of each other. Adam’s own world came apart when Krystal
revealed the child she was caring was not his, but Tad’s. Adam learned
JR had known the truth. He disowned his entire family. When Krystal went
into labor at Chandler Mansion, Adam turned his back on her.
Still angry with Krystal, Adam arranged for Janet to kidnap her new baby,
Jenny Martin. Adam let Janet care for Jenny as he arranged to sell her
on the black-market. But Janet continued her unpredictable ways and went
on the run with Jenny. After Krystal realized she had almost lost her
daughter to Adam, she pushed him out of her life for good.
Adam learned JR was kidnapped and being held for ransom. He did not have
enough money to pay the $100 million ransom and was forced to sell Chandler
Industries and his home to Zach Slater for a loan. He was relieved to
be reunited with his son. That all changed when he learned JR had concocted
his kidnapping as revenge for his being disowned.
Adam found an ally in his attempts to win back Chandler Industries. He
hired a mole, Zach’s former lover Hannah Nichols. Adam knew that
Hannah had an affair with Alexander Cambias, sr. after Zach was thought
to be dead. Hannah longed to reconcile with Zach, so she worked to get
Adam Chandler Industries back if he promised to keep his silence.
was arrested for Zach’s attempted murder when Zach’s blood
was found on JR’s car. Amanda was with JR the night Zach went missing.
She sold Adam the evidence of JR’s innocence. Adam held onto the
evidence to make JR squirm. The ordeal further estranged father and son.
When Adam suffered a heart attack, there was no one there to help him.
Adam refused to admit it, but she was still in love with Krystal. To get
close to her, he posed as Stuart and helped Krystal fix up her new bar,
The Comeback. Krystal saw through Adam’s ruse and was even more
irritated. Krystal filed for a declaration of divorce, and married Tad
at Christmas time.
Adam began to be haunted by visions of Dixie. For months, Adam had in
his possession Kathy Mershon Keefer’s birth certificate that revealed
that she was Tad and Dixie’s lost daughter. Instead of revealing
the truth to Tad, he kept silent. He had blamed Tad for the end of his
marriage to Krystal. Dixie’s presence drove Adam into madness, and
he voluntarily checked himself in to Oak Haven.
Adam was overwhelmed by guilt when Robert Gardner nearly killed Tad at
the Hubbard wedding. Adam brought the proof to the hospital and appealed
to Tad to wake up for Kathy’s sake. When Krystal learned the truth,
she wrote Adam out of her life forever.
turned the focus of his plot of revenge against Amanda who had taken his
money the year before. Babe and Amanda were launching a new fragrance
at FUSION called Bella. Annie Lavery wanted the venture to fail to hurt
FUSION, and most of all its partners Kendall Slater and Greenlee duPres,
whom she blamed for the end of her marriage to Ryan. Annie acted as his
mole. Adam enlisted Petey Cortlandt to taint the samples of Bella. Petey
had fallen for Colby. Adam promised to support their relationship if Petey
assisted in his plot.
Erica was sent to prison for insider trading after accepting a stock tip
from Adam. Erica asked Adam to hire her cellmate, Carmen Morales, as his
new maid to make up for it. Adam reluctantly agreed. When Carmen started
seeing Jackson Montgomery, Erica turned to Adam to make her ex-husband
jealous. Adam began to have feelings for Erica again.
and Babe were called back from San Diego to testify in the Bella class
action suit. Erica wondered why Adam had become so interested in FUSION.
They were trapped in the Chandler Tunnels the night a tornado crashed
through Pine Valley. Thinking they were going to die, Adam revealed he
had tainted Bella. Armed with Adam’s omission, Erica sought to take
over FUSION. She neeed Adam's funding to make the move possible.
While in the tunnels, Erica and Adam determined David was back in town
and had used the tunnels to spy on the Chandlers.
Babe died in the tornado. David was prepared to suite the Chandler for
custody of Little Adam.
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