Kendall left Pine Valley after the death of her adoptive father, Bill
Hart. Mother and daughter came to an understanding about their estranged
Erica found a new fame with her talk show, “The Cutting Edge.”
That all came to a crashing halt when Erica suffered a debilitating
fall during an on-air fashion show. As Erica recovered at the hospital,
her partner in crime Tad Martin took over he hosting duties. The changed
proved so successful, Erica was asked not to come back.
The pain for the injury proved to be too much for Erica to handler.
She became addicted to painkillers. Realizing she was running out of
the drugs, Erica tried to steal prescription notes from Edmund’s
wife, Dr. Maria Grey. Maria recognized that Erica had the classic signs
of addiction. Erica lashed out against her. Dimitri wanted to reduce
the tension, so he suggested they move to the Linden house.
Erica turned to her longtime agent, Olga Swenson, in her search for
painkillers. She referred her to a new age doctor named Dr. Jonathan
Kinder. Jonathan’s treatment did nothing but fuel her addiction.
Dimitri did not trust Jonathan. When Erica refused to stop her treatment,
Dimitri moved into the Hunting Lodge.
suspicions about Jonathan were warranted. While under the influence,
Erica became susceptible to his seduction. Erica slept with Jonathan.
Realizing her mistake, she tried to get away from him. She crashed her
car into Maria’s, leaving her unconscious at the wheel. Jonathan
promised to take care of everything as long as Erica did not leave him.
Dimitri tried to reconcile with Erica. Erica wanted to be honest so
she admitted her infidelity and crashing into Maria. Dimitri lashed
out at her. One New Year’s Eve, he served her with divorce papers.
Erica’s addiction hit rock bottom when she was honored as the
Media Woman of the Year. At the televised awards ceremony, Erica made
a fool of herself while under the influence of the drugs. She turned
to Myrtle. Myrtle helped her check into rehab at the Betty Ford Clinic.
Upon returning to Pine Valley, Erica was welcomed by Dimitri’s
divorce papers. Erica thought her marriage could be saved. But, Jonathan
had other plans. He drugged Erica and crawled into bed with her again.
When Dimitri caught them together, he finalized their divorce.
Erica was hell-bent on revenge. She teamed up with Janet Green and Skye
Chandler to entrap Jonathan. Each woman had a piece of knowledge about
Jonathan’s greater abuse of addictive drugs on patients. But before
the women could act, Jonathan attempted to kidnap Bianca. In a struggle,
Jonathan fell down the Linden House steps to his death. The women buried
Jonathan in a shallow grave and promised to say nothing to anyone to
Erica was shocked to find Jonathan’s grave all dug up. The women
learned that Marian Colby had assisted Jonathan in his escape to the
Caribbean. But, Jonathan betrayed Marian and emptied her bank account.
This time, the authorities were tipped off about Jonathan’s whereabouts,
and he was taken into custody.
Erica learned she was pregnant with Dimitri’s child. She made
her way back into her lover’s arms. But, on their proposed wedding
day, Erica collapsed at the altar. She had miscarried their child.
Erica was suspicious of Dimitri and Maria’s new closeness. When
Maria admitted she had an affair with Dimitri, Erica suspected that
Maria’s unborn child was Dimitri’s. Erica cornered Maria
in a cabin in the woods in a middle of a storm. The stress caused Maria
to go into early labor. Erica helped Maria in her labor. She tried to
rush the baby girl to the hospital. But, on the way, Erica’s car
skidded off into a river. Erica searched for the baby to no avail.
Everyone thought Maria’s child was dead. But Erica knew better.
She tracked down the baby to a trailer park where a woman name Esther
Glynn had found her. Erica arranged to make it look like she had adopted
a baby from Russia, naming her Sonya Kane. In truth, it was the Grey’s
Seeing Maria grieve for her daughter caused Erica to admit to her deception.
Her lie was the final draw for Dimitri. Erica was sent to prison for
kidnapping. Again, it was Jack who helped her piece together her life.
Jack did his best to get the charges dropped to no avail.
ran away to Pine Valley. Travis had written Erica a letter warning Erica
to never make contact with her daughter. Erica realized something else
was wrong with Bianca. Secretly, Bianca was anorexic. After she was
hospitalized, Travis and Barbara made their way back to Pine Valley
to retrieve Bianca. Erica blamed Barbara’s favoritism to her biological
children as the culprit behind Bianca’s disorder. Travis blamed
Erica’s antics as putting pressure on their daughter. But as much
as Erica wanted to help her, she could do nothing from prison.
Maria died in a plane accident coming back from New York. Edmund could
not bear to see another child loose their mother. He dropped all charges
against Erica. Erica and the Montgomerys staged an intervention. Bianca
admitted to her disease and agreed to go to a clinic in New England
Erica was convinced Linden was haunted. Jackson tried to assuage her
fear. One night, she confronted the ghost she saw. To her surprise it
was Mike Roy, back from the dead. Mike had in fact never died. He had
become a secret agent, and the death was his cover. Jackson worried
that Erica was going to leave him for Mike. Erica was now in love with
Jackson. She begged Mike to leave her alone. He promised to leave Pine
Valley, if Erica spent one last night with him. She gave him his wish,
and Mike left. When Jackson found out, he ended their engagement.
Erica became friends with Dr. David Hayward. David’s mother, Vanessa
Bennett, became her houseguest. Little did she know, Vanessa was using
her position to profit from a tell-all book about Erica.
Erica caught up with David in New York. David was rushing back to Pine
Valley, and Erica needed a ride. But their car got in a blizzard and
David swerved off the road. Erica was impaled by metal rod and her face
was cut open. David performed emergency surgery. At the hospital, David
encouraged everyone to not tell Erica bout her scarred face. Erica fell
in love with her hero, not knowing that David was lying to her everyday
about the condition of her face. It was Vanessa who would reveal to
Erica her disfigurement.
David tried to make it up to Erica by arranging for a special surgery
in Brazil. Erica was relieved to see her face back to its immaculate
condition. Erica warmed up to David again. Dimitri mysteriously died
of a brain aneurism on a plane flight back to Pine Valley. He left in
his will a foundation at the hospital. Erica voted for David to lead
the foundation. But Dr. Alex Marick, Dimitri’s ew-wife and Erica’s
new rival, was supposed to take the helm. Erica did not trust Alex and
wrongfully accused her of killing Dimitri.
Erica thought David’s attention was elsewhere. To make him jealous,
she began seeing a gigolo named Paolo. Paolo had his own intentions
for Erica that was less than honorable. David saved her before he could
Erica welcomed Bianca back to Pine Valley. Bianca was acting differently.
Bianca’s visit became a permanent arrangement when Jack got shocking
news from Seattle. Travis had died of a sudden stroke. Erica already
worried about Bianca’s depressed mood. She asked David’s
brother, Leo duPres, to keep an eye out on her. Her own relationship
with David was waning.
Erica and Bianca were supposed to launch a new Enchantment campaign
together. Bianca stayed at home, depressed because over a recent visit
from a friend named Sarah. Erica finally confronted Bianca on what was
bothering her. Bianca revealed she had loved Sarah. Bianca was a lesbian.
Erica did not hide her shock from the news well. Bianca left the Linden
House to be with Jack. She took a room at Myrtle’s hoping Erica
would learn to accept her sexual orientation.
Erica found Bianca at the hospital after Sarah came back to Pine Valley
for her. Sarah was not eating again. Erica watched Bianca bravely confront
Sarah over her eating disorder. Erica then confronted Sarah’s
mother for abandoning her in her time of need. Bianca realized Erica
still loved her. They began to make strides to repair their relationship.
Erica found out David had tested Libidizone on her. She was a recovering
addict and could not believe David had put her in harms way. She put
aside her anger when Brooke needed someone to perform a life saving
heart surgery on her daughter. Erica knew David was the only one who
could save Laura. Erica dropped the drug charges so that David could
be awarded bail for his larger drug possession charge.
Erica was suspicious of her new janitor Chris Stamp. Erica believed
that Chris was a spy from a rival cosmetics company. No matter what
Erica did, Chris never broke his cover. Finally, he revealed that a
crime lord named Proteus was using Enchantment as a front for a drug
ring. The evidence of this was a drug shipment that had been slipped
among Enchantment’s latest parcel.
Erica met Frankie Stone after she tried to con her with a staged car
accident. Erica became infuriated when Frankie insinuated herself in
Bianca’s life. Soon, they were dating. Erica enlisted Opal’s
help in her plot to break them up. Opal was to offer Frankie a place
to stay at Cortlandt Manor. Then, Erica tried to plant drugs in her
Bianca came to Erica after she found Frankie in bed with JR Chandler.
Erica said she was going to kill Frankie. The next day, Frankie was
found dead in her room. Erica feared that Bianca had killed Frankie
and turned herself in for the murder. Jack was forced to prosecute the
case. Chris stepped up to defend Erica. But, when it looked like Chris
was going to get Erica off, Erica fired him. She needed to protect her
Erica was saddened to miss the Crystal Ball. Chris surprised her by
throwing an intimate party for just them at Linden House. Erica realized
she was falling for him.
Kendall came crashing back into Pine Valley with the sole purpose of
incriminating Erica on the stand. She concocted a story about how Erica
contact her about a getaway incase she was convicted. Bianca began to
have flashes of memory to the night of Frankie’s murder. With
the help of Frankie’s twin, Maggie Stone, they realized Vanessa
had murder Frankie. Frankie knew Vanessa was Proteus, the drug lord
that had been terrorizing Pine Valley. Erica was happy to reunite with
Bianca, but she kept Kendall at arms length.
The Linden House caught fire, and an investigation suggested it was
arson. Erica was sure it was Kendall’s doing. Chris helped Erica
move past the loss of her childhood home. Erica planned to build a penthouse
on top of her office at Enchantment. Bianca surprised Erica by announcing
her interest to work with her mother at Enchantment after graduation.
Vanessa had paralyzed Chris in a shootout. Erica was frustrated that
Chris had given up on his recovery. She threatened to leave him. He
surprised her by taking his first steps. He proposed to Erica, and she
Erica felt smothered by Chris. She threw herself into her work. Erica
found Jack distraught after visiting his autistic daughter, Lily Montgomery.
Erica wanted to spend the night to help Jack cope with Lily’s
illness. But the close quarters pulled them together. Erica and Jack
slept with each other. When Chris found out, he left Erica. Erica was
devastated when the news came that Chris had died protecting Maddie
from an assassin at Wildwind.
Erica found herself in a corporate battle against Kendall’s new
company, FUSION, and Michael Cambias’ Cambias Industries. Michael’s
father, Alexander Cambias, had attempted a take over before and failed.
Erica was sitting on a revolutionary anti-aging cream formula. She knew
Michael was going to try and steal the formula. She planted a fake formula
so that his mole, Lena Kundera, could find it. She also had him confess
on tape that he planned to ditch Kendall as soon as the takeover was
complete. Armed with both pieces of evidence, Erica forced Alexander
to give her a seat on the Board of Directors of Cambias Industries.
Michael plotted his own sadistic form of revenge. Erica caught Michael
attempting to rape Kendall. After successfully warding him off, Erica
began flashing back to the night of her own rape. Kendall stood by her
as she relived her rape in her mind. Kendall’s presence helped
Erica cope with the trauma. After recovering, Erica decided she wanted
Kendall to be a part of her life.
and Erica’s relationship was back on track. Jack was admitted
to the hospital after his body went into shock while recovering from
a gunshot wound. Erica was put off by the presence of Mary Smythe, Greenlee’s
mother. Mary had long been harboring a secret: Jack was Greenlee’s
father. Erica hired Tad to investigate Mary. Tad found out Mary was
on the run from France after she had an affair with a teenager. Erica
used the news to blackmail Mary to keep quiet about Greenlee. She knew
Mary would make moves to win over Jack if not. When Jack awoke, he proposed
to Erica. Erica though the secret was safe. Little did she know, it
was Greenlee’s transfusion that would save Jack’s life.
On the day Erica and Jack were to marry, Greenlee stormed the Valley
Inn. Mary had just broken her silence. As proof, Greenlee revealed that
it was her blood that saved Jack. She also revealed Erica’s blackmail.
Jack left Erica at the altar.
Bianca revealed Michael had raped her in retaliation for what Erica
and Kendall did. Erica did her best to help her daughter cope, but she
was still dealing with the demons of her own rape. Bianca had destroyed
any evidence of the rape. Jack was unable to indict Michael. So, Erica
enlisted David’s help to make Michael pay. David created a drug
to castrate Michael. But before they could execute their plans, Michael
was already dead.
Kendall revealed she had married Michael and was pregnant with his child.
Erica saw Kendall’s actions as her final betrayal. Erica felt
no sympathy for her daughter when Kendall was charged with Michael’s
Erica worried that she may have killed Michael after realizing she could
not remember the night he had died. She asked Tad to investigate into
the matter as a favor. The true killer turned out to be Bianca. Bianca
also revealed that she was still pregnant with Mihael’s son. She
had all intentions of giving birth. Erica could not bear the thought
of another child in her family being a result of rape.
Bianca gave birth in the middle of one of Pine Valley’s worst
storm. Bianca and her daughter, Miranda Montgomery, were rushed to the
hospital. Their rescue helicopter crashed. Miranda did not make it.
Bianca lashed out at her mother and blamed her for Miranda’s death.
Erica got word that Eric was dying. She made her way to Las Vegas only
to learn her father was already dead. Erica began to be haunted by visions
of Eric’s shadow. Bobby Warner, Palmer’s grandson, found
Erica and offered her a place to stay at The Season’s Casino.
Bobby was feeding off her vulnerabilities to make a profit. Hotel owner
Zach Grayson also paid close attention to Erica. He promised her anonymity
and the alias of dancer Desiree Duboise. But Zach, also let Erica sink
deeper into alcoholism. When Erica realized she was being played, she
called Ryan Lavery to rescue her.
Returning to Pine Valley, Erica’s alcoholism worsened. She went
to Jack’s apartment to one night to confront him about leaving
her at the altar. There, she ran into Lily Montgomery, Jack’s
autistic daughter. Lily went into a panicked state after Erica confronted
her. It was the last draw for Jack. He knew Erica needed help.
All of Erica’s family and friends participated in Jack’s
staged intervention. But Erica was not going to have any of it. Even
emotional pleas from her own daughters went unanswered. It would be
Mark’s surprise appearance that would finally break through to
her. Mark forced Erica to admit to her drinking problem. He needed to
know what was causing it. Erica finally revealed that she had been haunted
by memories of her own rape over the last year. Eric’s death only
brought all of her memories back to the surface. Erica revealed Eric
had exchanged to Fields so that he would promise to be in his next movie.
The father she had loved and idolized had betrayed her. With the truth
of her rape out, Erica finally began to cope with her trauma. She could
finally help Bianca deal with her own rape, and build a relationship
With Jack and Tom’s help, she entered alcohol rehabilitation.
Tom volunteered to be her sponsor.
and Erica began to make strides to reunite. Jack proposed to Erica again.
That same night, the couple got word that Bianca had fallen into a coma
after falling off a terrace while arguing with JR Chandler. JR and Babe
Chandler’s daughter, Bess Chandler, was actually Miranda. Bianca
had just learned the truth and was struggling with JR for her child.
Erica went to confront Adam. She told him no grandchild of hers was
going to be raised in the Chandler Mansion. Erica, Adam, Jack and Tad
confronted JR with DNA evidence that Bess was Miranda. Erica rushed
to the hospital with Miranda in her arms. She lay the child in Bianca’s
arms hoping her daughter would awake. On Christmas Eve, she got the
miracle she needed. Bianca awoke with her daughter in her arms.
After the bittersweet reunion, Erica learned Babe’s mother Krystal
Carey and David had known about the baby switch and helped cover it
up. After personally warning David that what he did was a declaration
of war, she had them arrested for kidnapping.
Erica’s reunion with Miranda was bittersweet. Bianca announced
she was leaving Pine Valley to start a new life in Paris. Bianca promised
to return for her wedding to Jack. But, family drama compromised the
wedding from ever happening.
Erica never liked Greenlee. She and Jack to opposite sides when it came
to her marriage with Ryan Lavery, one of Erica’s closest friends.
Kendall was also planning a business deal with Zach. Erica wanted her
family to finally be rid of the Cambias curse. Jack wanted Erica to
not intervene in their children’s lives. After a night of arguments,
Erica called the wedding off.
Jack was not going to take “no” for an answer this time.
He arranged for all their children to meet them in Boca Raton, Florida.
He kidnapped Erica in a yacht. Isolated, Erica and Jack resolved their
issues. They married in front of their combined families. Even Bianca
and Miranda came out to witness the union.
Erica launched her newest business venture, a talk show called “New
Beginnings.” Kendall convinced Erica to hire upstart Josh Madden
as her production assistant. Erica was at first hesitant, but quickly
impressed by his work. But, Erica was uneasy around Josh’s father,
Dr. Greg Madden. Something about him made Erica stand on guard.
Erica asked Tad to help her learn more about Greg. She learned he was
the doctor that performed her abortion. During the procedure, he saved
fetus and implanted it in his own wife. Erica’s new assistant
Josh, was also her son.
Josh had his own machinations in mind. He was secretly drugging her
in an attempt to take over as host of New Beginnings. They were trapped
together after the explosion at the Mardi Gras Ball. Josh realized the
wrongs of his ways. When Erica stopped breathing, it was Josh’s
medical intervention that would save her.
When the truth about Josh came out, it further contributed to the tension
in Erica’s marriage. Jeff returned to Pine Valley to get to know
his son. Erica moved into the Valley Inn, across the hall from her ex-husband.
One night, she found him in a daze. He had contracted malaria while
living in Africa. Jeff flashed back to when they were happily married.
In a moment of weakness, Erica slept with Jeff.
was admitted to the hospital after an accident at FUSION. The surgery
necessary to save Kendall’s life compromised that of her child.
Zach refused to let the doctors treat Kendall until he was sure her
son was safe. Erica tried to be reinstated as her next of kin. She was
not ready to loose her daughter. Kendall made it through the ordeal.
Erica welcomed her second grandchild, Spike Lavery.
Bianca returned to Pine Valley after she caught Maggie with another
woman. Bianca found out about Erica’s own affair. She demanded
Erica to tell Jack.
With her marriage in shambles, Erica focused on her children, specifically
Bianca and Josh. Bianca was growing close to a transgender rockstar
named Zoe Luper, and Josh refused to relent in his pursuit of Babe.
In reality, Erica had turned her back on Jack until Barbara came back
to town. Erica walked in on Barbara and Jack in bed together. Erica
and Jack formally separated and began the process of divorce.
Erica was offered an exclusive television contract to produce a reality
show around her divorce. But as Jack and Erica spent time together onscreen,
they realized they very much still had feelings for each other. Not
wanting to loose out on the money, Erica made Jack promise to pretend
they were still getting a divorce. Barbara caught on to their charade.
She worked to reveal Erica’s show as a fraud.
Erica came to terms with Bianca and Zoe’s friendship. As a peace
offering, she featured Zoe on an episode of New Beginnings. After the
show, Bianca and Miranda left for Paris once again.
On the day Erica and Jack’s divorce was to be finalized, Kendall
went into labor and Spike got in a terrible car accident with Greenlee.
Kendall gave birth to a very premature son, Ian Slater. The accident
left Spike deaf. Erica worried about her grandchildren’s welfare.
She made Joe promise to save them.
Greenlee’s role in Spike’s accident further pushed Jack
and Erica apart. Because of the accident, they were unable to withdraw
the declaration of divorce. Jack blamed Erica for the divorce citing
that she never forgave him for testifying against her at Bianca’s
Bianca returned to Pine Valley for Christmas. Bianca was disappointed
to see Jack and Erica’s broken marriage. She reminded her mother
that even though they were no longer married, they were still a family.
Erica was blindsided when she arrested for insider trading at the FUSION
"Go Red" fashion show. She had acted on a stock tip given
to her by Adam. US Attorney Samuel Woods used her public arrest as a
political power play. He was running for the open Senate seat and wanted
to appear hard on celebrity criminals. Erica refused to be a pawn in
his games. She went to prison before trial and admitted to her act.
After a hard start, Erica found her bearings in prison. She befriended
cell mate Carmen Morales. When their prison transport got in a crash,
Carmen went on the run with Erica handcuffed to her. Carmen was determined
to proove her own innocence. Her boyrfriend Armando had framed her for
a robbery that he actually comitted. They confronted Armando. Jack and
Zach arrived on the scene to rescue Erica. Erica asked Jack to represent
Carmen. He succesfully got her paroled. Erica arranged for Carmen to
work as Adam’s maid.
also grew closer to Sam. Sam and Erica were trapped together during
a lockdown. Sam opened up about his struggles to be a single father
after his wife’s death in the September 11 attacks. When Erica
was realesed, she began to see Sam openly. Jackson reacted by dating
Carmen. Sam left Pine Valley to continue his Senate Run. He asked Erica
to travel with him, but Erica felt like she had been away from her home
and family for too long already.
Kendall turned to Erica when she learned Adam had a growing interest
in FUSION. Erica was supposed to determine what Adam’s interest
exactly was. Erica openly flirted with Adam in an attempt to make him
vulnerable. The nigth a tornado crashed through Pine Valley, Erica and
Adam were trapped together in the Chandler tunnels. Thinking they were
going to die. Adam admitted he tainted FUSION’s Bella fragrance
so as to put the company under.
night, Kendall fell into a coma after the roof of her beach house collapsed
on her. Bianca was also found in the rubble. She gave birth to a baby
girl, Gabrielle Montgomery. Bianca revealed Zach had agreed to be a
donor so that she could have another child closely related to Miranda.
Bianca was now engaged to architect Resse Williams. Erica threw herself
into preparing for their upcoming wedding, as well as her new job at
FUSION, having taken over Kendall’s proxy.
At a benefit for tornado relief at ConFUSION, a crazed Annie Lavery
stabbed Erica. After her recovery, Adam had Erica move into Chandler
Mansion. His blood had saved her during surgery. Adam admitted her had
feelings for Erica again. Erica maintained that Adam still made her
Erica was devestated when Myrtle died peacefully in her sleep. Erica
had the hard task of telling everyone in Pine Valley what had happened.
Zach opened a special room in Myrtle’s honor at The Season’s