What the Santa Barbara Characters Are Doing 15 Years Later

Blogger's Note: I wrote this as a goof in a comments thread, but I figured what the heck, since it got a fairly positve response I decided to make it a separate post. This is of course fan fic and strictly for goofs and giggles.

Eden and Cruz (Marcy Walker and A Martinez) are back together and she has all her marbles (until Sweeps, when one of her alters pays a visit to drive ratings).  For awhile Cruz lived in Llanview and had a weird accent. I don't know what was up with that? When Eden first came back to Santa Barbara from Pine Valley, Kelly (now played by Jensen Buchanan) and Cruz had fallen back in love.

Kelly had helped her former bro-in-law finish raising Chip (Ignacio Serri
) and Adriana (Ashley Benson) It only took two years thanks to SORAS'ing. Kel told Connor McCabe, her beau at the end of the show, she just wasn't that into him.

Anyhoo, there was this big soapy triangle and a "Who Will Cruz Choose?" storyline, that resulted in him staying with Kelly out of guilt, then he screamed out Eden's name in the middle of a romp out in the pool house behind the old Capwell mansion atrium and Kelly ran screaming from the building, slipped on Mason Jr. (Josh Duhon)'s swim toy and fell into the pool hitting her head.
A devastated and guilty Eden withdrew from Cruz and let him be with Kelly as she recovered from amnesia. Little did they know, Kelly got her memories back rather quickly and had been lying all along (gasp!). She got the idea from a How To Keep A Man or An Adopted Child For Dummies book penned by her former stepmother Gina Capwell Lockridge (Robin Mattson).

Soooo, yeah, when Cruz and Eden discovered the big faker they kicked Kelly out of their Santa Barbara dream cottage and remarried, though Adriana gave them plenty of trouble. She had bonded with her Aunt Kelly during all those years (two) that Kelly had been a mother to her and resented Eden. She worried her mom would go bat shit crazy again and start saying she was Adriana's dead Uncle Channing again, which would be okay, because Channing WAS bisexual, so it would be okay for Cruz to still hit it, even if she was experiencing a breakdown.

Chip was more forgiving of his stepmother Eden. Besides he was too busy romancing and fighting with Samantha (Bethany Joy Lenz). Chip is a Santa Barbara Police Department detective. Samantha is an assistant district attorney. Brandon Capwell (Jonathan Jackson) is busy still trying to keep his mother Gina in line, while also heading up Capwell Enterprises.
Gina is back with Keith (Justin Deas) and Lionel (Nicholas Coster) with Augusta (Louise Sorel). Augusta, Minx (now played by Betty White) and Laken (now played by Vanessa Marcil) all teamed up to break up Lionel and Gina. The couple put up the good fight, but when Laken found Keith Timmons and hired him to seduce Gina, she couldn't help herself. A brief daliance with Laken along the way produced a son by Keith, LJ, who Gina and Keith periodically battle Laken for in court.

Laken Lockridge spends her time teaching race car driver instruction classes (Where'd you think Days' EJ, Max and Stephanie learned?), when not trying to steal Ted Capwell (Todd McKee) away from Gina's daughter Lily (now played by Cady McClain). Augusta's sister, Senator Julia Wainright Capwell (Nancy Lee Grahn of course!!!), is set to make a bid for the White House in 2012, if she can keep her husband Mason (Lane Davis of course!!!) sober and her son Mason Jr. out of tranny bars. Hey we have to keep with the times!
Ted and Lily adopted a son from Africa they named Angelo, after Angelina Jolie, who wore one of Lily's designs to a premiere. This happened after they struggled to conceive for years. Lily and Gina's fashion company Gina Jeans is now a billion dollar success. She is in talks to expand into haute coture with House of Lily. Her fashion line battles it out with Armanti Fashions, Sophia Capwell's label, now ran by Kelly Capwell. 

C.C. and Sophia (Jed Allan and Judith McConnell) have married and divorced four more times since 1993. They are currently divorced, with C.C. involved again with Santana Andrade and Sophia once again battling Augusta for Lionel. Eden, Kelly and Ted are conspiring to reunite their parents before their 75th birthdays…or their funerals.
BJ Lockridge (Sydney Penny) took the news that she was Cruz's daughter in stride. She made the discovery when Salinger, her son with fellow writer Warren Lockridge (Jack Wagner), came down with a rare, funky blood disorder and Cruz's daughter Adriana proved to be a match. Adriana, on the other hand, wasn't too happy about her dad having another daughter and promptly drugged Warren and got pregnat with his child. 

BJ's mother Jodie Walker (Kim Zimmer) moved to some town called Peapack in New Jersey. I hear she's sweating her balls off.


8 Responses

  1. Profile photo of uofmichgrad99

    Julia Capwell would most def run for President…LOL. I loved Julia and Mason..Anyone who thinks that NLG can’t play a romantic lead should check out youtube..lol. It was a strange chemistry between Lane and NLG, but it worked!
    Thanks for the flashback/future state..!

  2. Profile photo of joshua2854

    Thank you SO MUCH, Jamey for writing the 15 year update on Santa Barbara! I sooooooo miss that show. I remember the time when NBC would run commercials for all three of their soaps . . . (DAYS, AW, and SB). Those were the days . . AND, I LOVE your casting suggestions. Lord, I wish NBC Daytime would hire a new chief and bring you on board to recreate SB and AW . . . I feel like, besides Y&R,a really good soap has not been on since SB and AW. Again, thanks for the walk down memory lane and, er um, future avenue?

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    Mrs Adam Carrington

    This is definitly a soap I would make appointment television. The thought of good writing, great storylines and Jonathan Jackson on my screen five days a week is enough to make me pledge my first born to the soap gods.

  4. Profile photo of THEBEST

    YES, Jamey!!!!
    I actually have 2 notebooks full of what would be happening on Passions if it were still on. I was so pissed with the last episode, that I had to make it right, even if its just for me my personal comfort. :)

    ***///My life as a soap fan is on life support, waiting for a miracle…\\\***

  5. Profile photo of ABCJunky73

    I’d watch your version of SB Jamey 8) ! That was great ;) ! Now how about one for Another World!!! ;)


    ***”Tick.Tick.Tick..The Hunt For Ron Carliviti Is On! REDEEM OLTL! LEAVE RON ALONE!”***

  6. Profile photo of daisyclover1938

    Great stuff! I’ll just repeat what I wrote in the other thread: Jamey I love it!! It’s nice to know what my favorite characters have been up to in the last several years, LOL And Jonathan Jackson as Brandon…ooooh, now that is a *great* casting choice!

    DaisyClover (aka SamBot #1)

  7. Profile photo of Giada

    :-) You made me laugh and you made me remember. Jonathan Jackson would be a perfect Brandon and Cady McClain as Lily is inspired.
    I would bury Eden’s alter egos for ever though.
    Oh, I so miss SB.

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