Stuart Chandler lay hidden away in the West Wing of the Chandler Mansion.
The only contact he ever had with the outside world was through his wife,
Joanna Yaeger. But Joanna had her own plans for Stuart. He fueled his
simple mind with lies about Adam’s new wife, Erica Kane. She also
let on that Palmer Cortlandt, a man Stuart hated, now lived next door.
Back in Pigeon’s Hallow, Palmer had left Stuart’s sister,
Lottie Chandler, pregnant and depressed. When Lottie's fiancée
learned that the Chandler's “little brother” Ross Chandler
was in fact Lottie and Palmer’s illegitimate son, Lottie committed
suicide. Stuart lashed out and accidentally killed Lottie’s fiancée.
Adam Chandler, Stuart’s twin brother, kept him hidden away so that
he would not go to prison. Stuart had a break in reality, regressing his
mind to that of a child.
One day, Stuart broke out of the West Wing and attacked Erica. Then, he
made his way with a knife to Cortlandt Manor to do the same to Palmer.
Adam could not believe that the gentle Stuart would attack anyone. He
realized it was Joanna who had manipulated his malleable mind. Joanna
was forced out of Chandler Mansion.
Stuart was a volunteer art teacher at Pine Valley Hospital. He had especially
grown attached to Scott Parker. Scott recently lost his father to complications
from AIDS. His mother, Cindy Parker, found out Fred had passed the disease
on to her. Scott brought Stuart and Cindy together.
Cindy and Stuart’s relationship faced a lot of scrutiny, especially
from the other Chandlers. Everyone worried that Stuart did not fully comprehend
the dangers of HIV. But Stuart was convinced he could love Cindy and keep
Stuart married Cindy much to Adam’s dismay. Stuart even made arrangements
to adopt Scott. Not long after the wedding, Cindy’s condition began
to deteriorate at a fast pace. Stuart stood by Cindy as she was admitted
in and out of Pine Valley Hospital.
1989: Stuart’s happy life with Cindy came to abrupt
end. Cindy died of complication as a result of AIDS. Stuart had the tough
job of telling Scott that Cindy had passed on. He promised he would always
be there for Scott. On the Day of Compassion, Stuart dedicated a square
on the AIDS quilt in Cindy’s memory.
1991: Adam revealed that back in 1984, Stuart had been
sent to sign Adam’s divorce papers to Erica.
After Cindy’s death, Stuart continued his volunteer work at the
hospital. There, he met nurse Gloria Marsh. For the first time since Cindy’s
death, Stuart thought that he could love someone again. Only, Adam had
his site set on Gloria as well. All Stuart had to offer to Gloria was
his heart; but Adam offered her everything in the world. On their wedding
day, Gloria left Stuart at the altar.
1994: Adam sent Stuart away so that he could take over
his life. Adam wanted to spy on Gloria and her new lover, Alec McIntyre.
He pretended to be Stuart.
1995: Seeing Enid Nelson at the Martin family housewarming
reminded Stuart of his love for Cindy. Enid was part of the anti-AIDS
vigilante group that wanted to drive Cindy out of town.
1997: Stuart began dating Ester Glynn, the woman who
found Madelyn Grey floating in a river.
Liza needed Stuart’s help to exonerate DDr. Jake Martin, who was
accused of attempting to kill Adam after he suffered a stroke the year
before. They gave Stuart a sedative so that he could masquerade as Adam.
Dr. David Hayward admitted that he made the whole charge up.
Back at Chandler Mansion, Marian Colby wrongfully thought Stuart was Adam
too. She climbed into bed with him, hoping to incriminate Adam at his
divorce proceedings from Liza Colby.
That one time rendezvous had Stuart smitten. But Marian was not so quick
to warm up to him. Stuart’s love life took a back seat when a ghost
from the Chandler Family’s past came back to haunt them. Years ago
in Pigeon Hallow, Stuart and Adam placed Joy Hawkins in hiding from her
abusive husband, Lee Hawkins. Lee was now in Pine Valley determined to
get his revenge. He kidnapped Marian and placed her in the mausoleum at
Wildwind. Stuart heard her calls for help and freed her before she could
suffocate after getting stuck in the crypt. Stuart was forced to send
Scott to California to keep him safe.
When the threat of Lee was over, Stuart was free to focus on Marian again.
She had grown smitten with Stuart. By year’s end, they were engaged
Stuart and Marian married on Valentine’s Day. He dressed up as the
King of Hearts, and Marian his queen.
Liza had a daughter, Colby Marian Chandler. Unknown to everyone, Adam
was the baby’s father, and not Jake. Marian trapped Adam when he
tried to runaway with Colby. Liza and Marian enlisted Stuart’s help
to cover up his disappearance. Stuart did his best to pretend to be Adam
2000: Marian came to Stuart with devastating news. She
had awakened in bed next to a gigolo, Paolo. Marian admitted she had no
idea how she got there. In spite of her reputation, Stuart could tell
Marian was telling the truth. Tad Martin accidentally let it slip that
Adam had hired Paolo to seduce Marian.
Stuart confronted Adam for his manipulation. Fueled by anger, Stuart disowned
his brother. Stuart was on his way to his fishing cabin when a drunk Arlene
hit him. Arlene was sure he was dead and speed off. A drifter then mugged
Stuart. When a dead body with Stuart’s possessions was found charred
at the burned down cabin, everyone thought Stuart was dead.
In reality, Stuart was alive and living in Las Vegas. Esther had found
Stuart and nursed him back to health. Stuart had no memory of his past
life, and Ester did her best to keep it that way. Stuart got a job at
the Queen of Hearts Diner. When he was asked to design a new logo for
the diner, he painted Marian in her wedding dress.
Stuart was drawn back to his fishing cabin. Seeing the lake caused him
to flashback to memories in Pine Valley. When he made his way back to
Chandler Mansion, he was surprised to see Arlene as the new lady of the
house. Arlene threw Stuart in the attic while she tried to come up with
an explanation. Marian was in the attic looking through Stuart’s
old things. Husband and wife had a tearful reunion. Kissing Marian flooded
Stuart’s mind with memories of his past.
After making their way out of the attic, Stuart learned Adam was dying
after an accident at the ColMar Towers. Stuart rushed to the hospital
to be by his brother’s side. Seeing Stuart alive gave Adam the hope
to live. The brothers reconciled over their past indiscretions.
2001: Stuart helped Hayley Vaughan cope with murdering
Arlene. He came to realization that Arlene was the woman who had run him
down the year before. Arlene was revealed to be very much alive, exonerating
Hayley for the crime.
2002: Marian admitted to Stuart that she was drinking
too much. Stuart had seen too many of his family members affected by alcoholism.
Together, they over came Marian's addiction before it could become a problem.
Stuart and Adam became estranged when he helped Liza run away from Pine
Valley with Colby. But Stuart had become fearful himself of what Adam
was doing to JR in their vendetta against his new wife, Babe Chandler.
Stuart helped JR come to terms with the fact that Bess Chandler was not
his daughter, but Bianca Montgomery’s daughter, Miranda Montgomery.
Stuart could see past JR’s anger and see that it was his way of
covering his helplessness. But, even Stuart’s kind words could not
keep JR from trying to runaway with Miranda.
2005: Stuart befriended Lily Montgomery as she dealt
with witnessing the murder of Edmund Grey. Stuart told Lily about his
own hardships at trying to adjust to life in Pine Valley and dealing with
Stuart offered to help Krystal Chandlerwith her new business venture,
a bar named The Comeback. Adam was weary of all the time Stuart was spending
with his ex-wife. He sent Stuart on a vacation and took Stuart’s
place. Adam still had feelings for Krystal and saw the impersonation as
his only way to stay close to her. But like all the other times, Adam’s
ruse was discovered.
Stuart remained close to Krystal, even after she gave birth to Tad’s
daughter, Jenny Martin.
2008: Stuart worried about Adam when he checked himself
into Oak Haven. Adam was being haunted by visions of Dixie. Stuart tried
to pose as Adam to protect Adam’s reputation and the value of Chandler
Stuart and Marian attended Jesse and Angie Hubbard’s third wedding.
The event showed how different the couple’s past lives were. Stuart
was a close friend of Angie’s after she treated Cindy during her
battle with AIDS. Marian had long terrorized Jesse because of his estranged
relationship with Liza. Stuart wanted Marian to see that the Hubbards
knew she had changed.