2001: Gabriel Devane spent his childhood
caged up in Brynn Wood Sanitarium. Crime-lord Charlotte Devane tried to
condition Gabriel to kill his sister, WSB Agent Anna Devane, on sight.
Unknown to Charlotte, Gabriel was the son of Anna’s father, Thomas
John Devane, and her nanny. After Edmund Grey and Alex Marick took Charlotte
into custody for her crimes, Gabriel was set free with nowhere to go.
made his way to Pine Valley where his other sister, Alex, had made a home
for herself. He tried to scrap together a living by stealing tips and
scavenging for food. Edmund found Gabriel tearing up a photo of Alex and
brought him to Wildwind. Gabriel befriended Edmund’s children and
proved handy around the home. It would be Anna that would break his rocky
exterior. Gabriel confided in Anna his life under Charlotte’s oppression.
Gabriel befriended Rosa Santos, who was in an abusive relationship with
a drug pusher named Marcus Sweeney. Gabriel recognized Marcus’ true
nature, but many were hesitant to believe Gabriel, an outsider. When Marcus
was found clobbered in the alleyway behind SOS, Gabriel was the main suspect.
Rosa warned Gabriel and they went on the run. The true culprit turned
out to be Marcus’ ex-girlfriend Shannon. Rosa’s brother Mateo
Santos wanted to make amends with Gabriel and offered him a job at SOS.
Gabriel never really got his bearings in Pine Valley. He decided to join
Alex and her husband Dimitri Marick in Hungary.