Jim Thomasen was Pine Valley’s newest hero. He stopped Brooke English
from jumping after the fuselage of TransGlobal flight 149 after it crashed
on the Jersey shore. Jim knew Brooke was a very influential woman, and
wanted to use their newfound friendship to his advantage. But, when he
arrived at her home, he saw the face of a woman he thought he had successfully
Laura English was a girl desperate for money when Jim first met her. Jim
was a photographer, and exploited Laura’s desperation by forcing
her to model for pornographic photos with another model named Ricky. Jim
was well aware that Laura was underage. To silence Laura, Jim hired Ricky
to kidnap her. Then, Jim staged a rescue. Appreciative for Jim’s
assistance, Laura promised to keep his crime a secret from Brooke.
Ricky compromised Jim’s plan when he began blackmailing him. Jim
knew Ricky was a druggy, so he staged an overdose to finally silence his
A deeper investigation into the crash of Flight 149 revealed a questionable
piece of evidence. A shard of suitcase suggested that maybe it was carrying
an incendiary device the caused the crash. Jim had reason to worry because
the suitcase belonged to him.
Jim knew it was only a matter of time before Brooke and her reporter friend
Edmund Grey revealed the truth about his part in the crash of Flight 149.
It was he who had smuggled a bomb onboard. Edmund lost his wife, Maria
Grey, in the crash. When he thought Edmund was getting too close, he threw
him into the aqueduct in Wildwind.
Brooke confronted Jim at the Chandler Gallery. Laura had just told Brooke
about Jim’s past as a pornographer. Jim threatened Brooke that if
she ever went to the police, he would go after her son, Jamie Martin.
Brooke pulled out a gun and shot Jim, dead.