Successful attorney Lincoln Tyler had everything he ever wanted: success,
health, and a loving wife. Lincoln’s wife, Amy Tyler, did not live
up to his mother Phoebe Tyler’s standards because of her liberal
views. Lincoln did his best to protect Amy, but as time went on, her actions
became harderand harder to defend.
Linc arrived at the hospital one day after hearing Amy was there. He walked
in at the very moment in which she admitted to having a child, Phil Brent.
Nick Davis, a mysterious man who had made Linc so uneasy, was Phil’s
father. The Tylers tried to rekindle their marriage but too much had happened.
Amy left Lincoln for Switzerland. Needing a fresh start himself, Linc
moved his practice to Seattle.
Lincoln got a special Christmas surprise when Anne arrived on his doorstep
in Seattle. He called Phoebe and assured her that Anne was alive and well.
He also told his mother neither was returning to Pine Valley until they
When Lincoln escorted Anne back to Pine Valley, it was supposed to be
for a short visit. Then he met Kitty Shea, Anne’s new assistant
at the Boutique. Their mild flirtations did not go unnoticed. Phoebe warned
her son against Kitty, Nick's ex-lover; but, those warnings were falling
on deaf ears.
1975: Lincoln and Kitty fell in love. Phoebe immediately
tried to dissuade her son from going through with his wedding plans. She
hired Claudette Montgomery to seduce Lincoln. But he was set in his ways.
Even Phoebe’s wedding day "dizzy" spells could not keep
them apart. Lincoln was determined to make this marriage work. His relationship
with Kitty fueled Phoebe's growing addiction to alchohol.
Lincoln and Kitty’s marriage crumbled when Kitty was arrested for
possession of narcotics. Hal Shea, Kitty’s first husband, admitted
to the crime. He also admitted that he and Kitty never divorced. Even
though Hal agreed to a divorce, Kitty struggled with her betrayal of Lincoln.
She left Lincoln and moved in with Mona Kane.
Erica Kane tried her best to seduce Lincoln, but his eyes were still on
Kitty. Kitty believed she had found her mother in Minneapolis. Lincoln
was afraid the distance was going to ruin their chances at reconciliation.
When Kitty’s mother suddenly died, she found comfort in his arms.
Lincoln and Kitty decided to get married again.
Lincoln married Kitty. His father, Charles Tyler, came with Mona, and
Phoebe was nowhere in site. This upset Kitty who longed for Phoebe’s
blessing since she would never have that of her own mother. On the way
to their honeymoon, Lincoln and Kitty dropped by the Tyler Estate. Phoebe
had spent the morning drinking to forget about Lincoln and Kitty’s
wedding. When Lincoln asked for a blessing, Phoebe admitted to a terrible
plot. She had paid Myrtle Lum to impersonate Kitty’s mother. Myrtle
was still alive and gallivanting around Hollywood. Phoebe’s biggest
fear was realized. Lincoln left his mother’s home vowing never to
see her again.
Kitty insisted they detour to California to find Myrtle. Kitty knew Myrtle
had really loved her. When they found her, they welcomed her to move in
with them in Pine Valley, Myrtle became the loving and caring mother figure
that Phoebe could never be,
Linc’s happiness was short-lived. Kitty was diagnosed with an inoperable,
and terminal brain tumor. Kitty decided to live out the last of her days
at home, with Lincoln and Myrtle. She died in his arms.
Between Kitty’s death, and Anne’s institutionalization, Lincoln’s
rough exterior melted. He reconciled with Phoebe in the most trying time
of both of their lives. He also found a compassionate ear in Claudette.
The last time Lincoln heard from Myrtle, Nigel had just died. It did not
surprise him to hear from her again in a frantic state, claiming that
she had saw Kitty alive in California. Lincoln thought Myrtle was too
overcome with grief after loosing so many of the people she loved at the
same time that she had lost all sense of reality.
Myrtle turned up on Lincoln’s door with a surprise: Kelly Cole,
Kitty’s twin sister. Lincoln opened his home to both women. He was
intrigued with the woman who had his wife’s face. But, he could
not help but be suspicious of Kelly’s manager, Eddie Dorrance. Lincoln
tried to tell Kelly, but she was not ready to trust her onetime brother-in-law.
Kelly found out that Phoebe had paid Eddie to marry her. Kelly rejected
Eddie, and made her way into Lincoln’s arms. Lincoln had already
fallen in love, but could not understand why Kelly insisted in keeping
him at some distance.
At a performance at the Chateau, Kelly had a break down on stage. She
revealed to everyone that she was a pill-head, and that Eddie was her
supplier. She ran out in a rage. Lincoln confronted Eddie and threatened
that if anything happened to Kelly, he would pay.
Lincoln found Kelly hours later in the rain. Kelly admitted that her fear
was that her addiction would push Lincoln away. But none of that mattered
to Lincoln. He professed his love, and Kelly admitted she was falling
in love too. They returned to the Chateau only to find Eddie dead.
The police arrived and found the murder weapon. It had Kelly’s fingerprints
all over it. Kelly pleaded with Lincoln to exonerate her. Lincoln was
not going to loose Kelly, and promised he would do anything to proove
Lincoln served as Kelly’s counsel in the Eddie Dorrance murder trial,
even though he was at one time a suspect. The long hours pulled Lincoln
and Kelly together. But not even Lincoln’s greatest legal maneuverings
could take Kelly’s fingerprints off the murder weapon. Kelly was
found guilty and sentenced to death.
Lincoln did not give up. He started another investigation, and found a
paper trail leading to Claudette. Claudette had motive: Eddie stole her
job and she hated Kelly. She had means: she was still retained at The
Chateau. She had opportunity: she was at The Chateau that night Kelly
ran away. Lincoln went to confront Claudette who revealed Eddie was stealing
money from the restaurant and that she had went to blackmail him. But
before she incriminated herself, she got in her car and tried to drive
away. Claudette was in such a frazzled state of mind that she got in a
car accident. In her last breath, she admitted to killing Eddie. Lincoln
got the confession on tape, and exonerated Kelly.
and Lincoln were free to marry. But, Lincoln was worried about his mother.
Myrtle confided in Lincoln that Phoebe's new beau, Langley Wallingford,
was once was a con-artist in the carnival. The day of their wedding, Lincoln
gave Langley a stern warning; however, he could tell that Langley had
fallen in love with his mother. Lincoln gave his mother away to her new
Lincoln and Kelly decided to start a new life together away from Pine
Valley. At their wedding, Phoebe made one last drunken plea for Kelly
to leave Lincoln. But they did not listen. After they married, the couple
left Pine Valley to start their lives anew.
1981: Lincoln and Kelly returned to Pine Valley to mourn
1986: Charles died peacefully in his sleep. The Tyler’s
returned to Pine Valley to be honor his life.
1995: Lincoln and Kelly returned to Pine Valley for the
Martin family housewarming.
2005: Lincoln and Kelly returned to Pine Valley for his