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
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
Fox Crane is a fictional character on the NBC/DirecTV soap opera Passions and was portrayed by Justin Hartley from December 17, 2002—February 10, 2006, Mark Cameron Wystrach from February 14, 2006—September 7, 2007. Actor Nick Stabile took over the role temporarily following the 2004 Summer Olympic Games, while Hartley's wife, fellow Passions star Lindsay Hartley was on maternity leave. Fox, as played by Hartley, was a fan favorite amongst Passions viewers. Shortly after his debut, Fox becomes infatuated with Whitney Russell, he engages in a brief relationship with his half-brother's ex-fiancé, Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald, played by Hartley's real-life wife, Lindsay Hartley. Though their pairing lasts fewer than six months, Soap Opera Digest readers continued to vote Fox and Theresa their favorite Passions couple until Justin Hartley left the role in 2006. After breaking up with Theresa, Fox resumes his pursuit of Whitney, who breaks up with Chad when it is falsely revealed that the two are half-siblings.
Their romantic progress is hindered by the fact that Whitney is secretly pregnant with Chad's child and trying to pass the baby off as Fox's. Miles's true paternity is revealed, Fox moves on with Kay Bennett. Fox is in love with Kay and cares for her toddler daughter and Fox and Kay become engaged. However, the return of Maria's father, Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald leads Kay to realize that her heart lies with Miguel and not Fox. In a desperate attempt to keep Kay, Fox enlists his father's help to fake a terminal illness in order to guilt Kay into marrying him and staying with him. Kay discovers his duplicity and leaves him. After breaking up with Kay, Fox begins a relationship with his sister's best friend, Esme Vanderheusen; the two believe that they have found true love when Fox is shot and killed in his bedroom by an unseen sniper on September 17, 2007. Nicholas Foxworth Crane was born sometime between late 1980 and 1982, the third of six children born to Julian Linus Crane, eldest child of ruthless billionaire Alistair Ephraim Crane and Katherine Barrett, Ivy Winthrop, daughter of the late former governor Harrison Winthrop and the late Helen Revere-Mott-Beaton.
Fox, as he was nicknamed, was descended from numerous wealthy and prominent families that immigrated to North America before the American Revolutionary War — his paternal grandfather is a descendant of William Ephraim Crane, a magistrate who ordered Tabitha Lenox's execution in 1693, thus sparking the witch's vendetta against the Crane family, his maternal grandmother was a descendant of Paul Revere. Fox is predominantly of English descent, though he does have some French ancestry, he was raised in the Roman Catholic Church. Fox was raised as the third of four children — in 2001, his older brother, Ethan Crane five to eight years his senior, was revealed to be the product of their mother's adulterous affair with now-police chief Sam Bennett. Fox has two sisters — Fancy Crane is one to two years his senior, while Pretty Crane is a few years his junior. While they were raised in the lap of luxury, the Crane siblings, excluding Ethan, had a dysfunctional childhood, with Ivy admitting that her youngest three children had a father, "either absent or intoxicated" and a mother "who just didn't care".
Ivy favored Ethan over her other children because he was the son of her "true love", Sam Bennett, not her husband, whom she loathed, Fox, as well as his sisters, came to resent their mother for this. Unlike his sisters, Fox came to resent Ethan for their mother's favoritism, the two men shared an adversarial relationship until the stillbirth of Ethan's daughter, Sarah Winthrop, in 2003. Fox bore a great deal of anger towards his father unlike his sisters, the two did not improve their relationship until 2006. Fox, like Pretty, was sent away to boarding school at a young age. Fox was popular and excelled at swimming, but he was a trouble-maker, Julian and Ivy sent him to Europe to attend school. After graduating from boarding school, Fox went on to attend university, but became bored with his studies and dropped out, taking up gambling to keep himself occupied. Fox gambled his trust fund away, and, upon seeing a news report regarding Ethan's marriage to Gwen Hotchkiss, he decides to return to Harmony.
Few, if any, members of Fox's family are happy to have the young man return to Harmony, they are all less thrilled when they learn that he has gambled his money away. The only person not irritated by his presence is his new, young step-mother and Fox becomes friends with her to annoy his family, who despise her, it is through Theresa that Fox meets Whitney Russell. In Los Angeles, Fox teams up with Theresa, whose marriage to Julian is revealed to be a practical joke, agrees to help her separate Ethan and Gwen if she helps him to win his "mystery woman" from her boyfriend. Fox pays record producer Chad's new singer, Syd Valentine, to seduce Chad and bring an end to Chad's relationship with Whitney. Things grow complicated when LaToya, shoots Whitney for sleeping with Chad. Whitney makes a full recovery, Fox is thr
Ethan Winthrop is a fictional character on the NBC/DirecTV daytime drama Passions. Ethan is played by both Travis Eric Martsolf. Rib Hillis temporarily portrayed the role in 2006. Ethan is the only child of Ivy Winthrop, he was born during the mid-1970s. His mother was in love with his father, but Ethan's grandfather, former governor Harrison Winthrop, saw to it that the young lovers stay separated. Ivy and Sam discovered her father's treachery on Ivy's wedding night to Julian Crane, the two made love, resulting in Ethan's conception; when Ivy learned she would have nothing if she remained with Sam, she chose to stay with Julian and pass Ethan off as a Crane. As a Crane, Ethan lived a life of power. Being Julian's first-born son, he was bred to be the heir to the Crane fortune. This, coupled with his mother's favoritism of Ethan over her other three children with Julian, caused Ethan's half-siblings to resent him his half-brother, Fox. Unknown to him at the time and Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald once met each other when they were children, something that wasn't revealed until much and he was unknowingly in love with her since childhood.
At the age of twelve, Ethan met Gwen Hotchkiss at a joint mixer for both of their schools. The two became fast friends, soon started dating; the two went on to attend Choate Rosemary Hall boarding school. Once out of high school, Ethan went on to attend an unknown undergraduate school and Harvard Law School. After graduating from HLS in 1999, now twenty-four, decided to move back to his hometown of Harmony with Gwen, he took a job as the lawyer for Gwen's parents, spent some time in private practice, went to work for Crane Industries. He and Gwen left and returned to Harmony that summer of 1999. Ethan had loved Gwen from the time they were children, but he was reluctant to and commit to their relationship, until his aunt Sheridan pushed him into it. Knowing he was proposing for the wrong reasons, Gwen turned him down— she would not marry him, except for love, opted to wait for a more sincere proposal. However, their prospective engagement was pushed to the back-burner when Ethan began being the victim of mysterious "accidents," and became determined to learn, stalking him.
With the help of private detective Frank Lomax, he discovered that the stalker was Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald, the daughter of the Crane family housekeeper Pilar. Theresa's teenage crush on Ethan made her accident-prone in his presence. Ethan befriended Theresa without knowing the depth of her feelings for him, all but oblivious as the starry-eyed ingenue assigned cosmic meaning to their every encounter and his every off-handed comment. Theresa's conversational preoccupation with "true love" backfired on her, moved Ethan to propose to Gwen. Not long after becoming engaged to Gwen, Ethan began questioning his feelings for Theresa. What would become the central motif of this triangle to date emerged when Ethan struggled to reconcile how he could fulfill his affection for and obligation to Gwen and answer his inexorable pull toward Theresa. Ethan canceled his wedding to Gwen mere hours before the ceremony. Early in the New Year, Gwen's mother, discovered that Theresa had information on her computer proving Ethan was not a Crane and, with Gwen's consent, sent the information to a tabloid, timing the announcement to coincide with Ethan and Theresa's engagement party.
Gwen and Rebecca believed that Theresa was a gold-digger, that once money was no longer part of the package, Theresa would leave Ethan. Rebecca assured Gwen that she, would marry Julian Crane and convince him to reinstate Ethan into the family, easing Gwen's guilt. Theresa, convinced that it was only a momentary setback, stood by Ethan after he was stripped of all Crane rights and privileges, as he struggled to learn who had outed him to the tabloids, but she never revealed that she had known before the newspaper had created the scandal, nor did she suspect Gwen and Rebecca were to blame until much later; that summer, desperate to prevent Theresa and Ethan's wedding, Gwen once again contacted the tabloid and told them that the information had come from Theresa's computer, implying that Theresa, rather than Gwen and her mother, was the one who had revealed Ethan's true paternity. The news broke on what would have been Ethan and Theresa's wedding day, Ethan's mother, was so angry at Theresa that she crashed her car into the church to stop the wedding.
Gwen's quiet insistence that Theresa had known the truth and hadn't told Ethan prompted to Theresa to run away, down the aisle. When Theresa returned from Bermuda having drunkenly wed Julian, Ethan forgave her and restored their relationship under the condition that there be no more lies; the secret of the baby
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.
Paloma Lopez-Fitzgerald is a fictional character on the daytime drama Passions. She was portrayed by Silvana Arias from May 17, 2004 to August 15, 2007 when the series was on broadcast television on the NBC network. Following the series' move to television paid subscription, DirecTV's The 101 Network, Hannia Guillen was cast in the role and portrayed her from October 16, 2007 to August 7, 2008. Paloma Lopez-Fitzgerald is the youngest of the five children of Pilar Lopez-Fitzgerald and Martin Fitzgerald. After Martin ran off with Katherine Barrett, Paloma's oldest brother Antonio abandoned the family, leaving Pilar and Luis to manage the household. Pilar sent Paloma to live with her sister Maria in Mexico. There, a surgically altered Martin Fitzgerald and Katherine Barrett, going by the names Bob and Ellen Wheeler, were her neighbors. Paloma wanted nothing to do with her Harmony family because of her being left in Mexico. Despite this, Luis convinced Paloma to come back with him and Sheridan to Harmony, where their mother was ill.
She cared about them. Paloma had a boyfriend named Roberto, she has become close friends with Simone Russell and Jessica Bennett. In 2006, Paloma became a major player in the Monk storyline in Rome. After returning to Harmony, she turned down Roberto's marriage proposal, she wasn't sure if she wanted to spend the rest of her life with him, she couldn't abandon her family. She quit her job at the Book Cafe to become a cop; this move worried Paloma's big brother, Luis, a cop himself. Paloma became Noah Bennett's girlfriend; the police uncovered some of Jessica's dead johns, some of which she had disposed and destroyed evidence, making her an accomplice. Thanks to the magical misdeeds of witch Kay Bennett, Spike Lester was revealed to be the actual murderer and was arrested by Paloma. Noah and Paloma nearly wed in August 2007; the two are planning to wed sometime in the future, enjoyed a romantic dream waltz courtesy of Endora Lenox. Since 2008, Noah and Paloma have grown further apart. Noah was forced to kiss Fancy Crane.
He was caught by her brother, Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald. This caused stress between the two of them. Paloma and Noah were married on July 2008 surrounded by friends and family. On the series finale, Paloma told Noah that she was pregnant, the two looked forward to starting a family. In the book Hidden Passions, Paloma's great-grandmother was named Teresa, she had a great-uncle Carlos and great-aunt Marta on her maternal grandfather's side. Lopez-Fitzgerald family Bennett and Standish families Silvana Arias on IMDb soapcentral.com|PS Online Paloma at Soap Central
Jared Casey is a fictional character from the NBC/DirecTV soap opera, portrayed by James Stevenson from July 21, 2006 to July 23, 2007. Little is known about Jared's past, it is believed he spent some portion of his childhood in Mexico, near where Paloma Lopez-Fitzgerald grew up. Most notably, Jared's past includes a tragic love story; when Theresa volunteered the Crane resources to help him find Arabella, he claimed that Arabella had died, we have since learned that he was part of a love triangle with her, with Jared implying Arabella wasn't, in some sense, free to love him. Jared came to Harmony to interview for the position as Head Legal Counsel at Crane Industries, a position which Theresa had earmarked for her long-time flame Ethan Winthrop and which the well-qualified Jared was promptly offered — but not without some early confusion on his part regarding Theresa's identity; when Theresa and Jared first met, he had no idea she was CEO of the organization he'd come to work for. In their early relationship, Jared believed Theresa to be a struggling single mother and Theresa believed Jared to be a rude male chauvinist, a belief which culminated in her challenging him to a male vs. female baseball game.
It was at that game that Harmony's resident witch, Tabitha Lenox, remarked that she knew Jared's "real story" and would like a "front row seat" when it came out. As Jared and Theresa grew closer in the late 2006, a jealous Ethan insisted that Jared was, in fact, keeping some kind of secret from Theresa, was using her for her money and resources, he went so far as to conduct a background investigation on Jared, hack into Jared's laptop to spy on his business dealings, attempt to make a deal with tabloid reporter J. T. Cornell to learn Jared's supposed secret, subjected Jared to a lie detector test, which Jared narrowly passed, but not without some lingering implication that he was lying or hiding something from Theresa, to whom he had become engaged. On the other hand and Ethan were unquestionably hiding something from Jared — their ongoing affair that fall. Jared had never quite trusted that Theresa was over Ethan. Although Theresa claimed that Ethan had crawled into her bed in the dark, she'd believed he was Jared, her refusal to press sexual assault charges against Ethan led Jared to break off their engagement.
Jared was convinced by Crane employee Valerie Davis that Theresa would need him, came back to her to fight for her and protect her. He was shot in the abdomen in February 2007 in his attempt to recover that evidence. Jared was delighted when Theresa told him she wanted to resume their engagement, soon after, told him she wanted to marry him right away. Unbeknownst to Jared, Theresa was only being blackmailed into resuming their relationship. Jared is apparently ignorant of the fact that Theresa's blackmailer demanded she attempt to conceive a child with him, it remains unclear as to whether or not the secrets Jared may be keeping are bigger than the ones being kept from him. On July 23, 2007, Jared would not be returning. Soapcentral.com|PS Online Jared at Soap Central Who's Who at soapcentral.com