Julian Crane is a fictional character from the American soap opera Passions portrayed by original cast member, Ben Masters. In the soap's early years, Julian is portrayed as a drunken philanderer who shares an antagonistic, loveless marriage with his wife of over twenty years, Ivy Crane. Though he tries to exude an image of confidence and power, Julian is in actuality desperate for his father's approval and becomes something of a villain, aiding his father in his attempts to separate Julian's sister, from her fiancé, Luis. Julian discovers that Ivy's ex-boyfriend, Sam Bennett, fathered Julian and Ivy's eldest son, Ethan. Julian marries both Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald and Rebecca Hotchkiss in 2001, though both their marriages are revealed to be invalid, he is presumed murdered early in 2002, he is revealed to be alive a few months and embarks upon a magical journey with Tabitha Lenox's doll-turned-real-boy, able to touch something in Julian's hard heart. After Timmy's death and his ex-girlfriend, Eve Russell, set out to find their long-lost son, Julian rekindles his love with Eve, leaving his amoral ways behind him.
After becoming engaged and Eve break up in 2006, leading Julian to revert to philandering and scheming. His relationship with Eve grows complicated, Julian has rediscovers his softer side once more. Julian was born in Harmony, New England, sometime in the 1950s to powerful billionaire Alistair Ephraim Crane and his first wife, Katherine Crane, was raised as the heir apparent to the Crane empire and their only child. Katherine loved her son but was too naïve to realize her husband's plan to twist their son into his image until Julian had grown to be a spoiled, amoral man who, as a member of a family with equal or higher social standing as that of the Kennedy family, came to see himself as American royalty. Julian and his sister Sheridan were verbally and abused by Alistair their whole lives. Both them witnessed Alistair and physically abuse Katherine, but neither one of them were aware that Katherine had been raped by Alistair, until they were adults. Upon graduating from high school, Julian began an affair with young Boston jazz singer Eve Johnson, who came from poor, African American roots.
Julian fell in love with her, but he was responsible for hooking her on drugs and alcohol. Eve became pregnant, but Alistair called on Julian to marry former Governor Harrison Winthrop's young daughter Ivy as part of a business merger between Crane Industries and the Winthrops' financially floundering shipping fleet. After Julian married Ivy, Eve gave birth to a son who died shortly after birth as a result of her alcohol and drug abuse early in her pregnancy. Julian's history has been retconned on more than one occasion. In 1999, it was stated that Julian had married Ivy shortly after graduating high school, when Sheridan was still an infant and Katherine was alive and well; when Katherine and Martin returned to Harmony in 2004, flashbacks revealed that Julian had been fourteen and Sheridan six when Katherine had "died" instead of the original twenty-nine and twelve. Ivy was unaware that Julian was not in love with her when she married him, when she discovered the true nature of her marriage on her wedding night, she became cold to her new husband and froze him out of her bed.
Though their marriage was loveless, they did experience brief bursts of passion producing four children together — son Ethan in 1975, daughter Fancy in 1980, son Nicholas Foxworth, daughter Pretty. After the birth of their final child, Ivy kicked Julian out of her bed, Julian busied himself with other women. Julian was a absent father. Though he paid some attention to Ethan, his heir, took Fancy and her friend for ice cream in the third grade, Julian ignored his children, believing that "hildren are sent away to become civilized, you get to know them." Julian and Ivy sent all of their children to boarding school — the youngest three children were sent away at young ages. When Passions begins in July 1999, all four children have been away from Harmony for some time. While not philandering or bickering with Ivy, Julian seeks to prove himself to his father, Alistair. On Alistair's orders, Julian plots to keep Sheridan away from Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald, going as far as to hire an imposter fitted with a Luis-mask to pretend to want Sheridan only for her money, though that plan fails.
Alistair grows disgusted with Julian's failures and disinherits his son in favor of Ethan. At Ethan and Theresa's engagement party, Julian is incensed, as well as devastated, to learn that, on their wedding night, Ivy sought comfort from ex-boyfriend Sam Bennett, fathering Ethan. Julian disowns determines to divorce Ivy. After the paternity reveal, Julian begins sleeping with Rebecca Hotchkiss, Ivy's former best friend and Ethan's ex-fiancée Gwen Hotchkiss's mother. Together, on Alistair's orders, they poison Sheridan's wedding ring in the hopes that it will kill her and thus prevent her from being with Luis. After Luis and Sheridan and Ethan and Theresa's failed double wedding, Julian flies to Bermuda to finalize his divorce from Ivy. There, he comes across Ther
The Crane family is a fictional family on the NBC/DirecTV soap opera Passions. Seated at 14 Raven Hill Road atop Raven Hill in Harmony, New England, the wealthy Crane family amassed its fortune during the eighteenth century via the slave trade, amongst other things; the Crane family wealth is now garnered from Crane Industries, a global corporation, which does a number of things, including shipping and fishing. Over the years, the Cranes have intermarried and reproduced with a number of notable families from Harmony and New England, including the Barretts, the Winthrops, the Lopez-Fitzgeralds, the Bennetts, the Russells; the affluent and renowned Crane family emigrated from Great Britain in the seventeenth century settling in the coastal New England village of Harmony over three hundred years ago. The Cranes gained a great deal of influence in village affairs by the end of the century. In 1693, magistrate William Ephraim Crane ordered the execution of accused witch Tabitha Lenox after hearing testimony from the young Prudence Standish.
The Cranes first began to amass their multibillion-dollar fortune in the eighteenth century through their participation in the Atlantic slave trade. In more recent generations, the Cranes' main source of reported income has been derived from Crane Industries, the family-run international conglomerate. Upon the debut of Passions in July 1999, the Crane family and Standish family consists of patriarch Alistair; the Cranes are established to be a dysfunctional bunch. The Crane family seems to have fallen apart by early 2002 — Ethan, the heir apparent to the empire, is revealed to be the product of Ivy's adulterous affair with police chief Sam Bennett in early 2001, leading Julian to divorce Ivy in August, Sheridan and Julian are both murdered in August 2001 and January 2002, respectively. Following Julian's murder, Alistair is the only remaining member of the Crane family left until Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald has herself declared the legal Mrs. Julian Crane and takes control of Julian's estate. Theresa gives birth to Julian's son, Ethan Martin Crane, in June 2002, both Julian and Sheridan are discovered to be alive that summer.
Theresa continues to hold control of much of the Crane estate, until her Bermudan wedding to Julian is revealed to have been a practical joke in March 2003. In 2002, the writers begin introducing Julian and Ivy's mentioned but heretofore never seen children into the program's storylines. Julian and Ivy's only son, Fox Crane, returns to Harmony in December 2002, followed by his eldest sister, Fancy, in June 2005. Julian and Ivy's third and final child, their youngest daughter, returns to Harmony in July 2007 in order to seek revenge against her sister for a fight a decade earlier that left Pretty's face disfigured. Julian and Sheridan each welcome the birth of children in the following years — Julian has a daughter, Endora Lenox, with Tabitha in July 2003, while Sheridan gives birth to son Marty Lopez-Fitzgerald in September 2003 and adopts then-husband Chris Boothe's son, James, in late 2006. Both Alistair and Julian learn that they have fathered children with other women; when Julian learns that his son with Eve did not died shortly after birth as had been believed, the two set out to find their child, Alistair reveals the boy to be Chad Harris, engaged to Eve's eldest daughter, Whitney Russell.
In June 2006, Chad learns that his biological parents are Alistair and Eve's adoptive half-sister, Liz Sanbourne, Julian and Eve learned in July 2007 that their son is the intersex Blackmailer, terrorizing most of Harmony, Vincent Clarkson. Alistair discovers in spring 2005 that his one-night stand in the 1970s with then-Harmony harlot Edna Wallace produced a daughter, Beth; as of the series finale in August 2008, the only current Crane family members living in Harmony are Julian, Fancy, Endora and Vincent's unnamed son, Marty. Chad and Fox are murdered in August and September 2007 and Whitney moves with her and Chad's young son, Miles, to New Orleans. Beth is killed in July 2006 in Rome, custody of Sheridan's adoptive son, rests with the boy's father, Chris. Alistair, meanwhile, is murdered once-and-for-all in May 2008. Central to several of the soap's storylines is the concept of being a "true Crane". A true Crane is considered to be a Crane who behaves in the Machiavellian manner of his or her Crane ancestors and single-mindedly stopping at nothing in order to achieve his or her goals while failing to consider or care about how others will be affected.
Alistair Crane can be considered to epitomize the ideal of the true Cra
Chad Harris-Crane is a fictional character on the American soap opera Passions, which aired on NBC from 1999 to 2007 and on DirecTV in 2007–08. Developed by the soap's creator and head writer James E. Reilly, Chad was portrayed by two actors over the course of the show: Donn Swaby and Charles Divins. Swaby was replaced by Divins; the role was the first time. Chad is a member of the Crane family; the illegitimate son of the evil patriarch Alistair Crane, Chad is introduced as a music producer from Los Angeles, searching for his biological family. Chad becomes involved in a love triangle with Simone Russell, his romance with Whitney is complicated by the possibility they may be engaging in an incestuous relationship as Chad is believed to be her half-brother, revealed to be her adoptive cousin. Chad's storylines focus on his confusion over his sexual identity, his sexual relationship with tabloid reporter Vincent Clarkson. Chad attempts to reconcile with Whitney, after his affair with Vincent is revealed, before being killed by his father Alistair while trying to protect his best friend, Ethan Winthrop.
Critical response to Chad was mixed. The character marks a notable step in daytime soap opera history. Chad has been cited as expanding the representation of LGBT characters of color on daytime television. Divins discussed the storyline with his gay friends and researched LGBT culture to better shape his performance. Media outlets expressed varying opinions of the exact nature of Chad's sexual orientation. Sheraton Kalouria, senior vice president of NBC's daytime programming, described the show's use of color-blind casting as part of an effort to build a diverse pool of characters that best reflected the various ethnic and racial groups living in the United States. Kalouria believed the show was set apart from other soap operas by the inclusion of "the African American Russells and the Hispanic Lopez-Fitzgeralds"; the role was played by two actors over the course of the show: Charles Divins. Passions was Swaby's first role in a television series. On May 27, 2002, Swaby announced on his official website that he had decided to leave the show to pursue other opportunities outside of daytime television.
Divins assumed the role on September 12, 2002. It was acting experience. Divins auditioned for another soap opera, but its producers suggested that he instead take a role on Passions, he described his time working on the show as a "scholarship to acting". Chad was characterized as a "street-kid" by the show's official website and "a tough dude from the hood" by David Alexander Nahmod of the Bay Area Reporter. Swaby called his character "talented, adventurous, passionate", said that his guarded personality was a way of "defying the good guy, bad guy stereotype". Chad served as the "object of affection for both Simone and Whitney", but his role on the series was expanded following the casting of Divins. An article on Soaps.com wrote that Divins adapted the character from being a "West Coast music producer to ambitious and tortured Crane heir". Over the course of the show, Chad was defined by his relationships with his supposed half-sister Whitney and his nephew-niece, Vincent Clarkson. After Swaby left the show, he was disappointed by the direction.
Despite the controversy and negative reception of Chad's sexual encounters with Vincent, Divins identified Chad's confusion over his sexual orientation as a vital part of the storyline. While the show was still filming, he expressed an interest in further exploring Chad's rejection of his sexuality. Divins felt that the key element of the storyline was Chad's difficulty in coming to terms with his sexuality; when asked by an interviewer about the revelation of Chad's sexuality, Divins said the show would include clear representations of "male intimacy". Divins said he was uncomfortable shooting scenes related to the storyline, but felt it was an opportunity to sharpen his skills as an actor, he added that he wanted to make the character as "grounded and real as possible" and keep the focus on how Chad reconciles with his sexual orientation. To prepare for the storyline, Divins consulted with his gay friends and asked them how to ensure the character was "being represented and honestly". Oprah Winfrey's discussion of the down-low on her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show helped Divins better understand the character.
Divins was unaware of the developments in Chad's sexuality until he was given the script four days prior to the filming of the episodes. He said he was surprised by the reveal that Chad's affair was with a man, but thought the soap opera's "storytelling style lends itself to dramatic changes". Divins praised the show for its inclusion of a black, gay character on daytime television regardless of any negative feedback from fans who preferred Chad and Whitney as a couple, said that he wasn't afraid to take on the role, given the increased visibility of LGBT issues on television and in everyday society at the time of the storyline's broadcast. Chad's character and storyline were not to every cast member's taste.
Timmy Lenox is a fictional character from the NBC/DirecTV daytime drama Passions portrayed by Josh Ryan Evans. In a tragically ironic twist of fate, the actor died of a congenital heart defect the day his character Timmy died on the show and donated his heart to Charity Standish. Timmy was a doll created by the town witch Tabitha Lenox as a sidekick in her various evil schemes against the people of Harmony. Timmy had a good heart though and came to love Charity Standish, a main target of Tabitha's evil, for her innocence and kindness. At times Timmy would interfere with Tabitha's schemes to get rid of Charity. One time when Tabitha was planning to make Charity kill Miguel by giving him a poisoned petit four, Timmy swapped the petit four resulting in Tabitha eating it and melting. Tabitha survived through the help of Dr. Bombay and Matilda. Another time Tabitha and Timmy were locked in a psych ward because Tabitha wanted to be close to Charity; when Tabitha overheard them giving a drug to Charity that can make her open to suggestion, Tabitha used the incident to tell Charity to kill Miguel.
But, when Tabitha couldn't escape, Timmy was removed. When Timmy went near Charity, he told Charity not to kill Miguel; when Tabitha found out she was owing tax payers' money, she couldn't pay because she had lost her powers back when she tried to destroy Charity in a house fire. Timmy found out about Tabitha's memoirs and stole it and published it. During that time Tabitha and Timmy discovered that the evil witch and an enemy of Tabitha's, was set out to destroy Charity and take Tabitha's place, they discovered that Kay had sold her soul to Hecuba to break Charity and Miguel. On, when Tabitha's memoirs were published, they fled town only to nearly end up getting killed by a psycho hotel owner named Norma, they fled and returned to Harmony, only to find out that Hecuba had Charity trapped in a closet to Hell. Tabitha and Timmy later on were summoned to Hecuba's cave. Down there they found that Miguel were trying to destroy Hecuba to try and save Charity, they opened a box of light to try and destroy Hecuba but failed due to Miguel closing the box before Hecuba could be destroyed.
Tabitha and Timmy were set free. They tricked Hecuba and trapped her in a bottle and Kay's soul was now with Tabitha, they returned home and took the bottle and threw it in the basement. Tabitha and Timmy found out that Kay and Miguel went back into Hell to try and rescue Charity and realized that they were being dragged to the 10th level of Hell. Timmy wanted to know. Timmy found out from Tabitha that Charity could be saved through a Demon's Claw; the Little Angel Girl came to Timmy, encouraging him to use it. Timmy used the Demon's Claw resulting in the closet to Hell in Charity's closet to be destroyed and saving Charity. At one stage, he returned Kay's soul after hearing Charity pray, he wanted to be a real boy and his wish was granted by the Little Angel Girl in January 2002. Tabitha began introducing him as her great-nephew as he could now meet mortals without turning back into an in-animate doll. Timmy, now a real boy, knew that the real Charity was trapped in a block of ice and wanted to find a way to save Charity.
He found out from a book of spells that a Demon's Horn can destroy the evil Charity Kay created and save the real Charity. Timmy left Harmony in search of the Demon's Horn, it was during that journey that Timmy discovered Julian Crane, who had fled Harmony due to everyone trying to kill him. Julian helped Timmy through his journey in search of the Demon's Horn. At times Julian saved Timmy from Zombie Charity's assassins; when Timmy returned to Harmony, he used the Demon's Horn to save Charity. During that time the real Charity and Zombie Charity had a fight and during that fight Zombie Charity attacked him with her powers leaving him gravely injured. Timmy died unable to heal from the injuries inflicted by Zombie Charity, he died on August 5, 2002. After his death, Tabitha got her powers back after losing them for failing to destroy Charity; when she got her powers back, she wanted to revive Timmy but learned that she unknowingly signed a form that gave Timmy's heart to Charity. She tried to destroy Charity and stop the heart transplant but Timmy came down and convinced not to destroy Charity and so she stopped.
Tabitha loved Timmy dearly and still feels the loss of her son/'great-nephew' as well as her best friend. Timmy appeared to Tabitha in October 2003 as a surprise to meet Endora; the spirit of Timmy made an appearance in late 2007, advising Tabitha to use good, not evil, to rescue her daughter Endora and Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald from the dark side. 2000 YoungStar Award for Best Young Actor/Performance in a Daytime TV Series 2000 Soap Opera Digest Award for Favorite Scene Stealer 2001 Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Male Scene Stealer Passions eerie deaths Character Study: PASSIONS's Most Entertaining Characters at Soapoperadigest.com Who's who in Harmony: Timmy at Soapcentral.com Josh Ryan Evans on IMDb
Jessica Bennett (Passions)
Jessica Bennett is a fictional character from the American soap opera Passions, which aired on NBC from 1999 to 2007 and DirectTV from 2007 until its conclusion in 2008. Created by head writer James E. Reilly, Jessica was portrayed by three actresses during the show's run: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jade Harlow and Danica Stewart, she was played by model Michelle Holgate for two episodes in 2002 when Harlow was unavailable. Jessica is a member of the Bennett family. Jessica was a quiet perfect daughter, she was close to her mother, working part-time in her mother's craft shop though she was only fourteen when the show started. While she loved her sister Kay, the two had an adversarial relationship because she knew that Kay was always scheming; when push came to shove, she was there for Kay, refusing to tell their parents that Kay knew Faith was Grace's sister for weeks before the rest of them found out the truth, that Kay's schemes to get Miguel are the real reason that Faith and Grace never met.
In part because she sees their love for each other, in part to foil her scheming sibling, Jessica has always been a strong supporter of Charity and Miguel. Jessica's first major act on her own was to switch the voting box at the prom, which Kay had rigged to make sure Miguel was crowned king and she was crowned queen, she was in the background for a long period of time, but has been involved more and more in Kay's plans to get to Miguel by her own secret crush on Miguel. For Jessica, Reese can only see one woman, her older sister Kay. As the youngest character on the show, Jessica is the only one still in high-school. Jessica's faith in her family was shaken by the recent appearance of David and John, but she is determined to support her mother, help her new brother John acclimate to life with siblings. Although she suspects David is up to no good, she has no idea. Right now Jessica is stuck in the middle of the war between her sister, their parents and Charity. Jessica was the one who found Kay in Miguel's bed, for just one moment, saw Charity in the bed instead of Kay.
She knows that Miguel believed that it was Charity he was with, has seen enough of her sister's hatred and evil over the years to know that Kay forced herself on Miguel. But she doesn't have much of a foothold right now, as everyone learned that Jessica was secretly involved with Kay's boyfriend Reese for the past few months; when Kay used magic on some popcorn in the hopes of breaking up Charity and Miguel, the plan backfired, instead, it broke up Jessica and Reese. It wasn't long. After graduating from high-school, Jessica got a job as a "mark" cosmetics girl to help pay her way. Although attending college, much of her time is spent worrying about her family. Since Grace chose David Hastings, Jessica turned her back on her mother, in part because she was vulnerable to her sister Kay's manipulations. Jessica seemed to be the "good" Bennett sister, never getting into trouble, but when Sam and Ivy's relationship started getting more serious, Jessica ended up on a downward spiral, began acting out by cutting herself and smoking.
She became a club girl, it wasn't long before she was drugged and raped by an older man named Randy at a club. Jessica soon met the owner of the sleaziest late-night dive in Harmony. Spike took advantage of Jessica's confusion and pain, it wasn't long before he had his young lover addicted to drugs, convinced her that she had to prostitute herself for him on the streets, he used guilt to convince her to do it, because her family was responsible for his club burning down. Every time she tried to fight him to go him, Spike would manipulate her into coming back to him, it wasn't long before Jessica started experiencing blackouts and waking up next to dead johns. Although Paloma and Simone helped her to cover her role in the murders Jessica herself doesn't know if she killed the men. Jessica kept trying to get away with Spike, it seemed like she did in Rome, where The couple married during the summer of 2006, although the wedding was not shown on-air like other marriages on Passions. In November 2006, Jessica attended several meetings of AA for her drinking problem.
Jessica had the idea that Miguel tried to seduce him. Jessica's recovery was set back when she learned that Grace had died in an explosion in London while trying to get home to reunite with Sam. Jessica didn't believe she had the strength to leave Spike, but she was given a vision of her future by Endora and that gave her the strength to move back into her father's house; the same day she moved in, she learned. Spike wanted her to sell the baby and she refused, running to Tabitha's house next door for safety. Spike tried to kill Jessica by burying her in a crate. Jessica's family and friends searched everywhere for her. However, Kay had everyone pray to God for Jessica's safe return before they unburied her, causing their spirits to return to Jessica's body. After unburying her, Eve was able to wake up Jessica, she is at home with policeman guarding her, since Spike broke out of jail. Sam soon discovered Jessica's role in the murders and was about to arrest her, but thanks to the magical intervention by her novice witch sister Kay, Spike was revealed to be the murderer and arrested by Paloma Lopez-Fitzgerald.
Jessica returned to Harmony on January 7, 2008, after staying in a convent with her cousin Charity in order to give b
Tabitha Lenox is a fictional character and one of the main antagonists from the NBC/DirecTV daytime drama Passions. Tabitha has been played by Juliet Mills since the show's debut in 1999. Mills continued in the role when the show moved from NBC to DirecTV's The 101 in September 2007. Jane Carr portrayed Tabitha's voice and served as a body double for a time when Mills was on vacation in 2006. In June 2007, Tabitha recalled her youthful days at a magic academy in which the role of young Tabitha was played by Kim Huber. In 2001, HarperEntertainment released Hidden Passions, a tie-in novelization presented as Tabitha's diary, exposing the secrets and pasts of the town's residents. Passions featured a storyline involving Tabitha and Timmy promoting the book, which reached #4 on the real-life New York Times Best Seller list and garnered the series two alternative covers of TV Guide in July 2001. Tabitha Lenox is a witch residing for well over 300 years in the Eastern seaport town of Harmony, she is known to be immortal.
It is known that she participated in numerous historical events. She claims to have been a Witch mother named Samantha; as a child, Tabitha had green skin because on her mother's side of the family she was descended from a Frog Prince. Her early life is unknown though as a young adult in Magic Academy she was teased because of her skin color. A loner because of this, Tabitha was an avid student of dark magic and befriended another young witch Esmeralda. Though Esmeralda at first teased Tabitha, the two formed a wary friendship. Esmeralda helped Tabitha hide her green skin with make-up. Tabitha used her own magic to maintain a permanent Caucasian complexion. Though the two witches bonded somewhat, Tabitha wanted to excel further into the Black Arts and left the academy to pursue a life of evil but not before saying good bye to her friend Esmeralda. Tabitha is next known to have existed in Ancient Rome as Cleopatra's handmaiden, claiming to have supplied the Egyptian queen with the asp that killed her.
Tabitha claims to have been the party planner for Roman Emperor Caligula, known for his alleged extravagance and debauchery. At an unspecified time in the Middle Ages, she lived in Europe with Hecuba, she randomly claims to have lived through countless historical events and drops the names of an endless series of celebrity suitors and comrades. Tabitha claims responsibility for many historic disasters, among them the destruction of Pompeii, the Black Plague, the great fire of London, the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, the Great Chicago Fire, the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, the sinking of the Titanic. In Harmony in the late 17th century, her witchery was exposed by Prudence Standish and the townspeople of Harmony burned her at the stake. After her resurrection, Tabitha vowed vengeance on the unwary descendants of those early Harmony settlers the Cranes. Tabitha has lived for an unspecified amount of time in a Victorian house in Harmony. Older residents of the town, including Sam Bennett and Pilar Lopez-Fitzgerald comment on the fact that she looks the same as she did when they were children or when they first came to Harmony.
What few Harmony residents believe or understand is that Tabitha harbors the Dark Forces in her basement, a collection of demonic evildoers and devils who oversee Tabitha's wicked doings on Earth. Alternately called "the Dark Side" or "the Boys in the Basement", the Dark Forces sometimes appear to Tabitha, giving her orders or scolding her when her schemes go awry, they keep to themselves eavesdropping on what is said in her house, protesting with a loud foghorn-like sound and smoke issuing from the vents. Tabitha's former companion was a doll she had created and brought to life. Timmy had had many incarnations over the centuries, always being stitched back together and brought back to life when met with misfortune, he had cavorted with his Tabby on all of her historical capers, including the sinking of the Titanic. His latest incarnation was in 1999, his mission in this lifetime was to help Tabitha destroy Charity Standish, a young girl with the ultimate powers of good. Tabitha was ordered by the Dark Forces to destroy Charity in order to keep her from mating with her one true love, Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald, which would trigger her full powers of goodness, thereby eradicating all evil from the universe forever, Tabitha as well.
However, on meeting Charity for the first time, Timmy was smitten by her and never could quite bring himself to do her any harm. In those days, Tabitha carried Timmy, in doll form, under her arm as she went about her business around town. At times Timmy would mischievously come to life and cause the townspeople to check their senses Julian Crane and Reese Durkee, both of whom would swear the doll was alive, although no one else believed them. Another member of the "family" was Fluffy, Tabitha's enormous and not-so-nice house cat, who loved to pounce on Timmy and rip out his stuffings. Tabitha at one time tried to kill Charity by trapping her inside, she succeeded in killing Charity's mother, but Charity was rescued in the nick of time by Miguel. As a result of her failure, the Dark Forces punished Tabitha by removing most of her powers, agreeing to restore them upon Tabitha's eventual destruction of Charity. After the house fire at
Rebecca Hotchkiss is a fictional character on the NBC/DirecTV daytime drama, Passions. Rebecca has been played by both Maureen McCormick and Andrea Evans, neither of whom was on contract; the character's maiden name has never been revealed, although Tabitha has referred to Rebecca being an Osborn woman. Although now divorced from both Jonathan and Julian, Rebecca uses the surname Hotchkiss Crane. Rebecca grew up as a shy, conservative young woman bathed in riches, beauty, was descended from a wealthy respected family. However, Rebecca's came from a long line of Osborn women who were very manipulative, cunning women. One arranged for John Wilkes Booth to assassinate Abraham Lincoln just for spiting her. Rebecca favored these ancestors, was eye-catching toward the men in her day. During her teens she fell for a local boy in her hometown, but was unable to be with him due to their different social strata's. At age 17, she was a bridesmaid to her friend Ivy Winthrop's wedding, she slept with the groom's father, Alistair Crane.
It was Alistair who introduced Rebecca to "satisfy the appetite of men". After her family forced her to end a relationship, Rebecca set her sights on Jonathan Hotchkiss. Soon Rebecca stole Jonathan from his fiancée Clarissa Morton, married him, they had only one child together, a daughter named Gwen. Their marriage was sour, as Rebecca soon learned that Jonathan, broke, had only married her for her money. Rebecca's eye wandered, she committed adultery with tabloid editor JT Cornell. Rebecca was thrilled when Ethan Crane and Gwen met and fell in love, because she always wanted her daughter to be rich and powerful, happy; when she found out that Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald and Ethan were involved, she warned her daughter. Rebecca recognized the same lies and manipulations from what she herself had done as a younger woman. Rebecca's warnings didn't help, because Ethan postponed the wedding and began seeing both woman, getting disinherited as a result. After Gwen returned her engagement ring, Rebecca was determined to get not only her daughter, but herself in the Crane house, get revenge on what she believed to be gold-digger for scheming to break up Gwen and Ethan's relationship in the first place.
It's possible Rebecca saw her husband in Theresa, as he had once married her for her considerable fortune. She began an affair with Julian Crane, whom she nicknamed "Pookie", the plan to get him to ask her to marry him, she found the proof of Ethan's paternity on Theresa's laptop, she and Gwen used Theresa's e-mail to send it to the tabloids. She set up a plan, filed for a divorce from her husband, she married Julian in a quick wedding ceremony after he signed the annulment papers with Theresa, but when it was discovered that Julian and Theresa had consummated their marriage, that nullified the documents, so Rebecca had no cent to her name. Although it was discovered that Julian and Theresa's marriage was invalid, there was no mention of the fact that Rebecca's marriage to Julian was therefore valid, Rebecca had to blackmail Julian to marry her by threatening to expose Eve Russell to her family. Blackmailing Julian wasn't her only plan though. Rebecca decided to turn the tables on Theresa and make Theresa pay for everything she had done to Gwen over the years by taking her son away.
She had an deeper motive. Although Rebecca came to care about her stepson, she believed he was better off without Theresa in his life, knew that Gwen and Ethan could provide him with both love and stability. After child protective services deemed Theresa an unfit mother and the courts terminated her parental rights, Rebecca used her influence to get Julian to sign away his rights to his son and to convince Judge Reilly to approve Ethan and Gwen's adoption of the boy; when she learned that the baby Theresa was carrying for Ethan and Gwen could be the result of Theresa's rape of Ethan, Rebecca swore to get her vengeance on the girl who had caused her daughter so much pain. At the same time, desperate to keep her husband, decided to poison Eve Russell. Rebecca never did get caught for poisoning Eve; when the case went to trial, with Eve accused of poisoning Alistair and Liz Sanbourne, Rebecca manipulated Julian into signing a document that promised he would never divorced her—then took the stand and pointed the finger at Liz. Julian kept his promise to stay married to her, but still have Eve.
When Gwen became worried that JT Cornell would tell Theresa the truth about the tabloid article, Rebecca used her past with JT to keep him quiet—until Theresa offered him money. She was hoping that since Eve is getting closer to TC so that Julian would leave Eve and get back together with her. Eve broke off their engagement, however he didn't go back to Rebecca. Julian and Rebecca were revealed to be divorced. Although the two are no longer married Julian and Rebecca still have sex. Rebecca is sleeping with JT. JT was murdered by a blackmailer whose identity is yet to be revealed. Rebecca has sought to "avenge" JT's memory by finding out all of his secrets. Soon Rebecca and Gwen learned JT's greatest secret: the true paternity of Ethan Crane, Theresa's son; the two plotted to reveal the truth to Little Ethan's real father at an opportune moment. After the failed wedding between Paloma and Noah, Fancy and Luis, Rebecca was knocked unconscious while wearing the blackmailer's signature male/female clothing