The Bradys

Bo Brady

Portrayers: Peter Reckell 1983-87; 1990-91; 1995-Present, Robert Kelker-Kelly 1992-95
Date of Birth: November 9, 1963
Parents: Caroline Brady and Victor Kiriakis
Entrance onto Show: Returned from the Merchant Marines in 1983
Marriages: Hope Williams May 23, 1985 (Divorced 96), Billie Reed June 16th, 1997 (In Rome)
Romances: Britta Englund, Megan Hathaway, Carly Manning, Billie Reed
Children: Shawn Douglas Brady
Occupation: Ex-Merchant Marine, Private Detective, Police Officer/Detective
Crimes/Incarcerations: Unknowing transmitted top secret information through his tattoo, Put Steve Johnson's Eye out in a knife fight, helped his brother Roman escape from jail, became the River Front Raider in 1990, Bo was accused of beating Cash in 1993, posed as a cop on the take to bring down the drug lord JL King in 97
Other Interesting Facts: Has a dagger tattooed on his shoulder blade
Date of Death: Believed dead in 1991 while held captive by Raffi Torres

Bo was the youngest of the Brady children, which included Roman, Kimberly, and Kayla. In 1983 Bo returned home to Salem from the Merchant Marines where he became reacquainted with Hope Williams, and fell in love with her. Hope however was infatuated with Bo's older brother Roman, and the young girl caused a rift between the two brothers.

Shortly after coming to Salem Bo joined Howie Hofstedder's detective agency. His first case was the murder of Trista Evans mother Barbara Talmadge, who ended up being murdered by Nora ???, who was her rival for Alex Marshall.

When Roman was arrested in 83 for the Salem Slasher murders Bo, with Alice Horton's help, managed to get his brother out of jail. Alice brought Roman some drugged donuts, and as a result he was rushed to the hospital. On the way to the hospital Alice and Bo blocked the road, and Bo managed to free Roman.

By the end of 1983 Bo and Hope had grown found of each other, and on her 18th birthday Bo escorted Hope to her 18th birthday party. Bo gave Hope a book of poetry, and later after following Bo back to his place the two came close to making love. However, Hope's father Doug found them and had a coronary when he saw them together. Bo feared that his evolvement with Roman would put Hope in danger, so he pretended to date a friend of his, Diane Parker, who was also a prostitute.

Eventually Hope became engaged to marry Larry Welch, but Bo still loved Hope and kidnapped her from the wedding on his bike. Later Larry located the two and blackmailed Hope into marrying him, threatening to hurt Bo and the Hortons.

In 1984 Hope reluctantly married Larry Welch, but Bo had other problems. Bo's ex-girlfriend Megan Hathaway had returned to Salem and she was set on getting Bo back. She duped Bo into believe they had a son, which she gave up for adoption after she gave birth to him.

Also in 1984 Eugene and Bo learned about three prisms designed by Larry Welches father. Stefano wanted these prisms to heal an inoperable brain tumor he had. One prism was in the belly of an alligator, another in a necklace owned by Daphne DiMera which fell into Calliope Jones' hands, and the third in Russia.

In 1984 Alex, Anna, and Tony picked Haiti for a photo shot for their newly formed fashion company. On board the plane flying to Haiti was Eugene Bradford, Calliope Jones, Bo Brady, Hope Williams, Anna DiMera, Liz Chandler, Carlo, Daphne DiMera, Andre DiMera, and Tony DiMera. On the way to Haiti Andre DiMera surprisingly popped up, and when he threatened the pilot to change his course the pilot died of a heart attack, and the plane crashed on a remote island. As a result of the plane crash Daphne DiMera died in Andre's arms. When Tony learned about this the to fought, and Andre met his demise in a patch of quicksand. Tony gave the necklace with the prism to and island girl, but Stefano managed to get the prism back. Roman Brady showed up, and fought with Stefano atop of a nearby cliff as Bo watched from below. Roman eventually fell, and died on the beach in Bo's arms. When Bo left Roman to get help, Roman's body was gone when he returned. Eventually the Coast Guard arrived, and everyone was rescued.

Upon returning to Salem Bo fell into a deep depression over his brother's death. Bo soon learned that Megan Hathaway was Stefano's daughter, and the ISA knew Stefano was alive. Bo wanted revenge, and joined forces with Shane Donovan of the ISA.

In 1985 Bo was confronted by Stefano, who told Bo if he didn't find out who murdered his daughter Megan he would have Hope killed.

Later that year Shane learned that Stefano was about to acquire the 3rd and final prism through a Russian ice skating troop that came to town. Hope and Bo got the prism from the troop, but after a long chase with Stefano's men the prism ended up embedded in the ice rink.

Bo also rescued Marlena, Sami, and Eric from Stefano's clutches when he kidnapped them.

In 1985 Bo and Hope went to England with Shane to stop the Dragon, a terrorist who planned to kill Lady Joanna. Bo and Hope chased the Dragon, and managed to trap him in the Tower of London. As a reward the Queen gave them a wedding, and on May 23, 1985 in St. Mary's Church in the Coswolds Bo and Hope were married.

In 1985 Kimberly Brady came into the possession of a roll of film that contained some prints to the location of a treasure that Victor Kiriakis, and Stefano DiMera where after, which would again come into play years down the road. In Miami Bo, Hope, Kim, and Shane were all out to destroy Victor's plan. Shane had been imprisoned by Victor, but Kimberly slept with Victor in order to spare his life. Shane escaped, and managed free Bo and Hope who were trapped with an explosive that was meant to end their lives. Later Victor Kiriakis, Savannah Wilder, and Steve "Patch" Johnson were arrested for their parts in the crime syndicate in Salem. They were all freed when Victor blackmailed Larry Welch into taking the fall for everything. Victor knew Larry killed Megan, and used it against him.

In 1986 Caroline met with Victor Kiriakis and held him at gun point. She didn't want anyone knowing about their affair, which produced Bo Brady. Eventually Bo arrived and had to take his mother into custody. At a hearing Caroline had to admit that Bo was Victor's son, and it was agreed that they wouldn't tell Shawn because it would hurt him too much.

Later Bo and Hope moved into the Kiriakis Mansion, but it caused problems for Hope. Hope was pregnant at the time, but lost the child. She left Bo, who refused to leave Victor's because he was trying to bring down his father's crime organization. Bo and Hope worked things out eventually, but decided to carry on the charade that they were separated.

In 1987 Hope learned she was pregnant again. Caroline saw what Victor was doing to Bo and Hope's marriage and she pleaded with him to reject Bo. Victor told Bo he was sterile, he was never Bo's real father, and he disowned him. Bo returned to his wife Hope, and on April 6, 1987 Shawn-Douglas Brady was born. Soon after Bo bought "The FancyFace" and he and Hope left to sail around the world.

Bo and Hope met up with Steve and Kalya Johnson in Australia in 1990. Steve and Kayla were on the run because Kayla had escaped from jail and they were looking for their kidnapped daughter, Stephanie.

Bo and Hope were on the run from Victor Kiriakis. Victor was desperate to find his son and was having him trailed around the world. While in Paris, Bo wrote Hope a goodbye note in which he said he would keep on running, but he wanted Hope and Shawn D. to have a better and more stable life. Hope and Shawn D. returned to Salem, both were devastated and Hope blamed Victor. Unknown to Hope, Bo was kidnapped by Ernesto Toscano. Ernesto had planned on using a plastic surgeon to switch the faces of Bo Brady and a renegade ISA agent, Johnny Corelli. Bo managed to convince Johnny not to go through with the operation and they both fooled Ernesto into believing that their identities had been switched. Bo returned to Salem and Johnny eventually escaped his cell and returned to Salem as well. Unfortunately, Bo had to keep up the charade of pretending to be Bo. Ernesto suspected that Victor had his wife's diary and he wanted his fake "Bo" to get close to Victor and steal the diary from him. Bo hurt Hope badly and forced her to leave him, but he did it for her own safety. Eventually Bo explained everything to Hope and the two were re-united. Bo also came face to face with his true father, Victor Kiriakis.

Still without the diary of his late wife Loretta, Ernesto planned a cruise in which he plotted to pay back all his enemies and recover the diary. Ernesto invited Roman II/John Black, Isabella, Victor Kiriakis, Julie Williams, Jack Devereaux, Jennifer Horton, and Bo and Hope Brady. Onboard the ship, Ernesto was reunited with his daughter Isabella. Their host was a mystery to all but Victor, who knew Ernesto well. Deciding that the truth had to be known, Jack returned the missing pages of Ernesto's diary to Isabella. Isabella learned that she was Victor's child. Isabella told this to her father and then confessed to killing Marina. Ernesto claimed he did not love her any less, but secretly he despised her and felt she truly was the daughter of Kiriakis. Ernesto escaped his ship with Isabella and fled to a nearby Island. There he held Isabella prisoner and slowly poisoned her as he had done to her mother. A bomb exploded aboard the cruise ship and miraculously the passengers found their way to the island. On the island, Jack and Jennifer made love. Roman II/John Black sought to find Isabella because he knew she would be in grave danger. John and Bo set out to search the island and Hope followed Bo against his wishes. John made it to Toscano's house and rescued Isabella. However, Ernesto had captured Hope and was holding her prison. Everyone was lured to a cave where Ernesto held Hope with him in a cage that suspended a vat of acid. Ernesto offered Bo the chance to save Hope if he could convince him that she should be spared. Bo made a moving speech to Hope, but it failed to move Ernesto. Suddenly and explosion occurred which sent the cage crashing down into the vat of acid. Both Ernesto and Hope vanished and were declared dead after hours of searching the island. Shane eventually arrived and everyone was escorted back to Salem.

Bo was left to grieve for his lost wife Hope and became bitter and angry with all those around him. Though his newly found half-sister Isabella tried to comfort Bo, Bo refused to listen to her or anyone else. No one angered Bo more than Carly Manning, the new doctor in Salem and a green peace activist. Carly constantly was boycotting one cause after another on the docks where Bo's boat was docked. Bo's son, Shawn D, lost his hearing after falling into a pipe and was treated by Carly. Carly taught Bo and Shawn D. sign language and she bonded with both of them. Bo wanted revenge on the company he blamed for Shawn D's hearing loss and he became the Riverfront Raider. Bo began sabotaging Jencon ships and supplies all over Salem. Lawrence, who owned Jencon, set a trap to kill Bo, but Bo's long time friend Steve Johnson was caught in the trap and was killed. This drove Bo's hate for Lawrence to new levels.

Bo and Carly fell in love, but Bo was still mourning his wife and couldn't make a commitment to her. Carly, who was acting as Victor's physical therapist, accepted his wedding proposal, even though she didn't love him. Bo befriended a young girl named Emmy Borden, who was in love with him. The night before Carly was to marry Victor Kiriakis, Bo wrote a love letter to Carly begging her not to go through with it. Bo asked Emmy to deliver it to Carly, but unknown to Bo she gave it to Victor. Victor replaced Bo's letter with a forged one that urged Carly to marry Victor. He sent a forged letter from Carly to Bo telling Bo that she was in love with Victor and was going to marry him. Devastated, Bo showed up at their wedding and toasted to them with a glass of champaign. Unfortunately, the champaign he drank was poisoned by Emmy, who expected Carly to drink it. Bo was infected with the virus that Lawrence had created and was using to kill off ISA agents.

Victor Kiriakis kidnapped Emmy Borden when she threatened to expose Victor's scheme to Bo. Lawrence double-crossed Victor by using Emmy as bait to lure Bo to a warehouse. Lawrence planned to have Bo injected with the cure in hopes of saving his relationship with Bo's sister, Kimberly. The plan backfired and Emmy was injected with a fatal dose of the virus and she died in Bo's arms, but not before telling him that she had infected him.

When Victor Kiriakis learned that Bo was infected with Lawrence Alamain's virus, Victor offered to trade the "John Black" file to Lawrence for the cure. The deal fell through and during the trade the vial fell to the floor and broke. Luckily, Carly Manning was able to save some of it and reproduce the cure, saving Bo and many others.

Carly Manning eventually uncovered Victor's love letter scheme and promptly left him for Bo. Victor was furious and attempted to have Bo killed in an elevator accident at the Salem Inn. The plan failed and Carly was seriously injured, but she live. As a result, both Bo and Isabella disowned their father.

In 1992, Isabella Toscano earned her PI license and formed a PI agency with her brother Bo. In a last ditch attempt to split up Bo and Carly, Victor faked his death and fled to Mexico.

Roman, John, and Marlena all traced their medals to a Mayan temple in Mexico. Roman Brady, Marlena Evans Brady, Isabella Toscano, John Black, Bo Brady, and Carly Manning all went to Mexico in search of the truth. Once in Mexico they found Victor Kiriakis chained in one of the temples. Eventually they made their way to a room in which Stefano DiMera was waiting for them. Using the medals, Stefano gained access to a set of Codacies which promised the holder power beyond imagination. Stefano also held a satchel which held the truth about John's past. Suddenly an earthquake occurred, setting of a volcano, and the temple began to crumble and fill with lava. Stefano threw the satchel into the fire and was then crushed and lost among the falling debris. John managed to recover the satchel, but the contents were badly burned. After Bo and Carly had a symbolic Mayan wedding, everyone headed home.

Bo was kidnapped by the Torres family in 1992 in an attempt to get police commander Roman Brady to ease up on their drug shipments in Salem. Bo was supposed to be traded for a shipment of confiscated drugs, but when Carly Manning blew the trade, a Torres brother dead. Raffi Torres blamed Carly and he set Bo's boat adrift while Shawn D. and Carly were aboard it. Carly and Shawn D. were rescued by Lawrence Alamain and Bo was rescued by Roman.

Later, Bo recognized a birthmark on Carly's neck as the birthmark of the mysterious woman John Black had a photograph of. Carly told John she was unsure when the photograph was taken, but she never recalled seeing him before.

In 1992, Bo's father Shawn Brady was shot during a robbery at the Brady Fish Market and Bo decided to join the police force. Carly Manning moved in with Bo and they planned to marry.

In 1992 Carly began having nightmares about the child she lost many years ago. Carly confiding in Bo about her child. Years ago after Carly had learned that her current lover Charles (I forget the alias Lawrence really used) was really Lawrence Alamain, she fled. Carly learned she was pregnant and went to Vivian Alamain for help. Vivian took care of the pregnant Carly and was there when her child was born. Carly never got to see her child and Vivian and the doctor told Carly that the child was born with water on the brain and would soon die. Haunted by what really happened to her child, Bo and Carly flew to France, where Carly gave birth. After talking with the doctor he admitted to Carly that her child did not die and was sold on the black market. Carly and Bo returned to Salem and Vivian seemed to be as shocked about the development as Carly was.

Bo and Carly soon set a wedding date, but the wedding would never happen. On their wedding day, Lawrence Alamain burst into the church and announced that Vivian Alamain had kidnapped his and Carly's son. All of Salem was stunned by this announcement, especially Bo. Bo managed to catch Vivian and Nikki before they could flee the country, but his relationship with Carly was damaged by the secret she kept from him.

Bo learned the truth about Lisanne's death and Bo and Carly tried to move on. However, Nikki became a problem because he wanted to reunite his parents. Lawrence was also a problem for Bo. Bo was framed by Lawrence and his own partner Taylor McCall for beating up a drug dealer name Cash. Cash sued Bo for police brutality. Lawrence hoped that the scheme would break up Bo and Carly and Taylor hoped that Bo would turn to her. Lawrence's plan failed when Taylor was ordered to kill the man who impersonated Bo. Taylor shot Bo by mistake, and she was hit by a car when Bo chased her down. Taylor left a tape behind which cleared Bo of beating up Cash and she told Bo that she loved him as she died.

In 1993, Billie began to fall in love with Bo Brady, despite the fact that he was involved with Carly Manning at the time. At the hospital, Carly's patients began dying and she was suspected of killing her patients. When Carly was found unconscious in Caroline Brady's room, the police realized that Carly was going to kill Caroline, but fell on the needle and poisoned herself. The police didn't learn that Carly was being framed by Vivian Alamain until later on when Vivian confessed. Vivian managed to make everyone believe Carly had died, but she was actually buried alive by Vivian and was later saved by Lawrence. Carly had no memory of the past 10 years and she believed that Lawrence was James, the man she fell in love with before learning that he was Lawrence. Carly was eventually spotted by Bo and Billie. When Lawrence tried to flee the country with Carly, Billie stopped them and jogged Carly's memory by bringing Nikki to her. Carly remembered everything, but she remained in love with Lawrence. Lawrence, Nikki, and Carly all left Salem by the end of 93.

Later in 93, Billie saw her supposedly dead father, Curtis Reed, try to kill John Black. Curtis was arrested and Billie was asked to identify him, but she told Bo that he was not the man she saw trying to kill John. Billie did not want Bo to know that Curtis was her father. Curtis had gotten Billie addicted to drugs when she was younger and she also raped her. Curtis eventually drugged Billie with heroin and took her to the basement of her building. Curtis intended to rape her, but before he could he was murdered. Billie couldn't remember what happened, but she was arrested for killing him. Billie's prints were on the gun that was used to kill Curtis and part of her wondered if she did kill him. However, Billie refused to tell Bo how she knew Curtis and she made her brother, Austin, keep quiet. Bille thought that if Bo learned the truth, he wouldn't love her. Bo had fallen in love with Billie and was determined to prove that she was innocent.

As the trail continued in 1994, many secrets came out. Billie and Austin were bothered shocked when the fact that Kate was married to Curtis Reed came out. Eventually Billie admitted that Curtis was her father and he sexually molested her. In the end, it was revealed that Stefano DiMera killed Curtis in self defense and framed Billie. Billie was let go and despite fearing that Bo would want nothing to do with her, Bo told her that he loved her no matter what.

In 1994, Kristen, Tony, Peter, Jen, Bo, and Billie all came to Maison Blanche for a charity event Kristen held. While there, Jen and Peter made love. Also, Billie saw a woman who looked like Bo's dead wife Hope, but nobody would believe her. Hope was at Maison Blanche, but she was called Gina by Stefano and Celeste. Roman also showed up, but to arrest Peter Blake for trafficking drugs in one of his clubs. A jealous Celeste leaked gas into the cell where John and Marlena were being held and started a fire. Roman managed to rescue them. John came out and shocked both Kristen and Tony, who were horrified to see John in shackles. Kristen looked up and screamed when she spotted her dead father, Stefano. Tony ran back into the house to try and retrieve his father's computer, which contained a file on John's past. Maison Blanche burst into flames. Tony got the computer, but went blind in the process. Stefano slipped away with Hope, but John managed to catch up with Stefano and rescued Hope. Bo and Billie were shocked when they saw Hope, but Hope claimed to be a woman named Gina.

Hope returned to Salem as Gina and began to have flashbacks about being Hope. Gina had DNA tests run to determine if she was Hope, but they were inconclusive. All of Hope's dental and fingerprints were lost do to a computer problem, so there was no concrete way to prove that Gina was Hope. Gina felt an urge to join the police force and her psychological profile matched Hope's. Bo eventually believed that Gina was Hope, but Billie wasn't convinced. Billie soon learned that Celeste was implanting memories into Gina that only Hope could know. Billie even found a book with Hope's life in it. When Billie tried to show it to Bo, Bo wouldn't listen. Billie dropped the book outside the Horton Cabin, where Bo and Hope were, and she prepared to leave Salem. Hope found the book and eventually told Bo that she was not Hope. Bo went after Billie and the two attempted to marry on New Years day of 1995, but the "Desecrater" struck and a chandelier almost killed Bo and Billie.

Bo and Billie attempted to give their wedding another shot, but they were crushed when they learned that they could not marry if there was any chance that Gina was Hope. In order to help them, Gina signed a paper declaring that Hope was dead. Bo and Billie finally were married. However, Alice Horton still believed that Gina was Hope and she gave her a puzzle box which only Tom Horton and Hope could open. Gina and Bo went to New Orleans to ask about Gina's past and they learned that the man who brought Gina to the hospital, Bobby Lee Couper, stole one of her belongings. The belonging was a bracelet that Bo gave to Hope which had a special inscription on it from Bo to Hope. Gina eventually opened the puzzlebox and inside was a sealed letter that Hope wrote to Bo on the night before their wedding. Bo opened the sealed letter and began reading it, but Gina ended up finishing the letter along with Bo. Bo compared the finger prints on the letter to Gina's and they matched, Gina was Hope.

Even though she was proven to be Hope, Bo told Billie that he still planned to marry her again. Hope eventually regained all her memories while at the Salem PD's firing range. Hope rushed to Bo's boat to tell him that she remembered everything, but instead of being overjoyed, Bo asked Hope for a divorce. Hope was shattered, but she agreed to give Bo his divorce. Bo and Hope went to Santa Rosa to get a divorce and Billie soon followed them there. Bo and Hope filed for a divorce, but they learned that it would be some months before it became final. They all returned to Salem and Billie realized that Bo had not given his marriage to Hope a fare shot, so she left Salem so the two could try and work things out.

Even though Billie left him, Bo was determined to find her. Bo and Hope's divorce papers come through and Bo and Hope sign them because it was what Bo wanted. However, Bo continued to find himself carrying deeply for Hope. Hope had been assigned an undercover assignment at the Blue Moon where she was bartending. When Bo learned that Hope was going to strip, he barged into the club and prevented her from finishing her performance.

In late 1995, Bo went to Aremid for Jennifer Devereaux and Peter Blake's upcoming wedding. There, Bo and Hope grew closer, but Bo couldn't find the chance to tell Hope that he loved her. After Hope was attacked by Jude StClair, Bo's love for her grew stronger.

In the Winter 1996 Bo and Hope decided to go skiing in the mountains near Aremid Neither were aware that Jude St. Clair was hiding out there and is plotting to get his revenge on Hope for poking his eye out. Hope went off to the ski slopes and Bo learned from a ranger that there is an avalanche warning posted. Bo called Hope's to warn her, but an avalanche occurred and buries Hope. John's trial was put on hold when Hope was lost in the avalanche. John was released because he is an excellent tracker. John lead the search to find Hope, and though he's given the chance, John refused to escape and save his own life. Eventually the search is called off and Hope is presumed dead.

Bo Brady decides to go search for Hope in the mountains of Aremid one last time. Bo takes flight in a helicopter and upon hearing it nearby, Hope starts a fire in the cabin that Jude is holding her in. Bo goes searching for the cabin, but is lost in a snowstorm. Jennifer Blake, Peter Blake, Jack Devereaux, and Mike Horton come looking for Bo and eventually find him. Bo escapes his sickbed and finds Hope, who has escaped from Jude. Jude shows up and shoots Bo, hitting him in the arm. Peter and Jack show up as well and Jack witnesses Peter shoot Jude St. Clair in cold blood. Peter claims he was defending himself and everyone else believes it. They all return to Salem shortly after.

Bo and Hope soon became lovers again and were engaged to be married. Hope returned to her job as a police officer and Bo gave her a silly case in order to keep her out of harms way. Hope was assigned to investigate a guy name Bennie who continued to call the police station because he heard aliens plotting to takeover Salem on his wireless radio. Hope started to believe that Benny was actually hearing conversation of Stefano's, but she didn't come forward right away because she was afraid of being laughed at if she was wrong. Eventually Hope told Bo the truth, but it was almost too late. Stefano had attempted to kidnap Marlena Evans and Rachel Blake. Bo promptly suspended Hope from the force for 6 months. This caused a problem between the two, but they worked things out.

Hope and Bo eventually moved into the Fancyface together and became engaged, but Bo knew that Hope longed for a house. Unfortunately, Bo couldn't afford a house on a cop's salary. However, Hope became a model at Titan and suddenly found herself with more money than she knew what to do with.

Hope went to the Cheating Heart and was saved from a violent patron by Franco Kelly. Bo was very suspicious of Franco and thought he had ulterior motives. When Shawn and Shawn D. went fishing, Shawn fell in and Franco saved him. Shawn was so grateful that he gave Franco the spare room in their house to stay in. Everyone seemed to love Franco, and he began working with Hope as a model for Bella Magazine. Bo ran across a girl named Jill Stevens on the pier, and she had been badly beaten. Jill described the man to Bo and he becomes convinced that Franco was the man who beat her. Bo and Hope both end up investigating Franco, who is acting suspicious, but it turned out that Franco was planning an engagement party for them. Hope felt like a fool, but Bo still refused to trust Franco.

Franco and Hope went to Santa Rosa for a modeling job. Franco managed to sabotage the pluming in his room, so he was forced to share "The Room of Eternal Love" with Hope. Bo came to Santa Rosa to surprise Hope, but instead he found Franco and Hope in bed together. Later he learned that it was all very innocent. However, Bo found a wrench in Franco's room and suspects it was more than innocent. Jill continues to be beat up and the man she described to Bo fits Franco's description, but Jill claimed the man who was attacking her has very blue eyes.

Billie returned home in the fall of 1996 and moved into the Kirkiais Mansion. Billie began to date Franco, which upset Bo. Bo insisted Franco is dangerous, but Hope accused him of being jealous. When the four go out on a double date to Smith Island, a friend of Franco's was found dead by Billie. Bo was positive that Franco was guilty. Franco attempted to frame the dead man for beating Jill by putting blue contacts in the body while it is at the morgue, but Bo learned the man was in prison when Jill was beaten the first few times. Hope becomes fed up with Bo's obsession with Franco and claimed he was using it to avoid his feelings for Billie. Hope told Bo that she could marry him if he still had feelings for Billie.

Bo and Hope were supposed to marry in November of 96, but other people had other plans for them. Billie, depressed about the wedding, went to Smith Island. Jill Stevens came to see Bo and she had been badly beaten again. She told Bo that the man who beat her was heading out to Smith Island. Bo knew Billie was out there, so he went to the island on the night before his wedding to Hope. Franco was out there waiting and managed to let Bo's boat loose. Franco took the last ferry back to the mainland and left Bo and Billie stranded on the island. Bo attempted to swim to the mainland, but he ended up passing out in the cold water. Billie rescued him and brought him back to the cabin. Billie stripped Bo of his clothes and used her own body heat to warm him. The next morning, Hope asked Franco to take her out to Smith Island and found Bo and Billie asleep in front of a fire. Hope returned to Salem and told everyone that the wedding was off. Bo blamed Franco, but Hope refused to believe him.

Jill was beaten up once again and this time she fingered Franco. Bo arrested Franco and brought him in, but Jill had vanished. Without a witness, Bo had no way of holding Franco. Later, Jill was brought into the ER as a Jane Doe. She had been beaten badly and was unconscious. Billie saw Jill and took pitty and visited her often. Eventually, Billie learned that the Jane Doe is the woman Bo was looking for. Billie considered not telling Bo about her, but in the end she told him. After she recovered, Jill told Bo she's ready to ID her attacker. Bo brought Franco in, but Jill claimed her attacker wasn't in the lineup. Later, Franco visited Jill and paid her a huge some of money to leave town.

Billie decided it would be best if she left town and wrote Bo a farewell note. Bo found the note and then found Billie out on the docks. Bo told Billie that he loved her and didn't want her to leave. Unfortunately, Hope was on the docks as well and heard Bo and Billie. However, after Hope left, Bo told Billie that he loved her as a friend, his future was with Hope. Billie still decided to leave town, but Hope stopped her. Hope told Billie the only way either of them would be happy is if they both fought for Bo's love. Billie decided to stay and do just what Hope suggested. When Hope went to Santa Rosa with Franco, Bo was convinced that Hope was falling in love with Franco. To keep his mind off Hope, Bo asked to be placed on the J.L. King drug running case. Bo was demoted to a beat cop to make an undercover operation possible. Bo added to his own credibility when he became drunk one night and gambled away the Fancy Face. Hope returned to Salem and Shawn D. and her moved into Alice's house. Later, the FancyFace was burned to nothing in a fire, preventing Bo from trying to buy the boat back.Acting as a beat cop, Bo patrolled the docks and came across a man who claimed to have lost everything in a poker game. Bo let the man go, but noticed that he drop a huge wad of cash. Bo pocketed the cash and was then told by J.L. King's goon, Max, that J.L. King wanted to see him. J.L. King had Bo picking up the cash on tape and he blackmailed Bo into stealing the evidence the D.A. had on him from Abe. Bo met with Abe later and told him the plan to trap J.L. King worked. Bo tells Abe what he has to do and Abe informs Bo that he can't help Bo at all, he really had to sneak into the station and steal the evidence. Bo eventually stole the evidence and returned it to J.L. King. Billie became concerned about Bo's involvement with J.L. King and hid in King's office during a meeting between Bo and Kind. J.L. King found her and almost killed both her and Bo, but Bo claimed that Billie was his lover and she was just being nosey, but she could be trusted. Later, Bo met with Abe and they decided to put Billie into a witness protection program. Billie was about to leave town, but felt something was wrong and went to J.L. King's office. Bo was with King and King was just about to kill Bo because Billie was missing and he feared Bo was double-crossing him. Billie stopped King from Killing Bo by claiming they had a fight and she ran off. Unfortunately, J.L. already had Max plant a bomb at the Horton house, but Bo managed to diffuse it. Bo moved in with Billie to make their relationship look real. When Shawn D. walked in on a drug deal at school, he was shot by the dealer. Shawn D. was rushed to the hospital and was okay. J.L. King became worried about Bo's feelings for Hope and surprised him with an engagement ring that he was to give Billie. Bo had no choice but to propose to Billie, who accepted. Bo is hell bent on vengeance and learns that the guy who shot Shawn D., Viper, worked for J.L. King. Viper, however, refused to talk and was later killed by Max. Hope was angry with Bo, who wouldn't do anything about the drug problem, so she set out to bring down the drug ring herself. Hope learned about a drug shipment and tried to bust it. Unfortunately, the bust failed and the shipment was called off, which ruined Bo's one chance to nail King. Hope further became a problem when she saw Billie with Max, who was a known drug dealer. Hope suspected that Billie was back on drugs. While at the Horton house, Billie dropped some drugs that Max had given her at the Snake Pit. Later, a cop came over to question Shawn D. about his shooting. The cop found the pills and thought they were Shawn D's, but Billie interjected and said they were hers. Billie was arrested and while in jail she was stabbed by someone working for King. J.L. King warned Bo that if he betrayed him, Hope and Billie would both die. Bo and Billie were sent to Rome to pick up a drug shipment for J.L. King. Bo and Billie were unaware that Hope and Franco were also in Rome. J.L. King and Max came to Rome and decided to surprise Bo and Billie by arranging a wedding for them. Upon learning that Hope was also in Rome, J.L. King arranged for Hope and Franco to act as Bo and Billie's witnesses. Bo and Billie were married on June 16th, 1997 . Bo met up with an interpool agent about busting King. Unfortunately, the agent was dirty and exposed Bo and Billie to King. King had Bo and Billie kidnapped and brought aboard a ship and planned to kill them and dump their bodies overboard. Aboard J.L. King's boat, Billie managed to jump overboard and return with the Rome Police. J.L. King and Mac were both busted.

Back in Salem, Abe told Hope that Bo was on an undercover case with Billie. Hope was overjoyed and jumped on a plane to Rome. Meanwhile, Billie told Bo she wasn't going back to Salem with him. Billie begged him to make love to her one last time. As they kissed, Hope showed up and secretly saw them together. Hope thought that she had lost Bo and left. Later, Bo stopped and told Billie he couldn't make love to her because it wouldn't be fare to her. Bo left Rome and returned to Salem. Upon returning to Salem, Bo went to Hope and told her everything. Hope gave him the cold shoulder, which confused him.

Back in Rome, Max got out of jail and kidnapped Billie. He pumped her full of drugs because he thought that nobody would believe a junkie in court when she testified against J.L. King. Billie's mother, Kate Roberts, became concerned about Billie when she hadn't heard from her. Bo also became concerned and went back to Rome to look for Billie. After Max had gotten Billie hooked back on drugs he let her go and told her the name of some clubs where she could score some drugs. Bo eventually found Billie and Max was arrested. Bo helps Billie go through the pains of withdrawal, which included his spirit fighting Billie's dead father, Curtis Reed, for her soul. Bo and Billie went out for a bite to eat and were spotted by Austin and Carrie, who were in Rome on their honeymoon. Austin became concerned about Billie, who claimed she was battling food poisoning. Billie's withdrawal symptoms began to worsen, so Bo asked Mike to prescribe something for her. Austin eventually learned that Billie was back on drugs and Bo explained everything to Austin. Austin asked Bo to give his love for Billie a fair shot, so Bo did just that. Bo later called Kate to see how Hope was and Kate lied and told him that Hope was with Franco and was happier than ever. Thinking he had lost Hope, Bo made a commitment to Billie and the two made love. Bo and Billie returned home when they learned Roman was about to die. However, Roman was saved just in the nick of time by a cure John and Stefano had found.

Max and J.L. King were brought back to the US to stand trial. The police force tried to turn Max against King in order for a reduced sentence, but he refused. When Hope came into the station, Max decided to get back at Billie by ruining her reputation. Max told Hope that Billie was a junkie again. Hope confronted Bo with what Max had told her and Bo admitted that Billie was on drugs, which is why he stayed in Rome with her. Hope thought that perhaps there was a chance for them after all. Bo realized that Hope was never in love with Franco, and he told Billie that he could no longer deny his love for Hope and that it was over between them.

A New Years eve party was thrown at the Penthouse Grill and Billie fainted at the party, just when Bo and Hope were about to profess their love to one another. Bo came running to Billie, which gave her an idea. Billie cooked up a scheme to keep Bo by her side by pretending that Max was going to sell a newspaper the story about her drug addiction. Bo once again races to her side and convinces the newspaper not to print the story. Meanwhile, Hope talked to Max and learned that he spoke to no body. Hope confronted Billie and Billie told Hope that she and Bo were lovers in Rome. Hope didn't believe her and left. Billie had another dizzy spell and fainted. Franco and Sami found her passed out on the floor and took her to the hospital. Hope just happened to be at the hospital when she was brought in and she overheard Mike tell Billie that she was pregnant. Hope went home in tears. Bo decided to tell Hope the truth about what happened in Rome, but Hope already knew and told Bo that Billie was pregnant, which meant they were through. Bo went to see Billie, who confirmed Hope's story. Bo told Billie that he would be there for her and the baby.

Bo went to the Brady Pub to see Hope and he told her he loved her. Hope said it didn't matter now that Billie was carrying his baby. Unaware that Billie was also there, Bo admitted that he wished Billie wasn't pregnant. Billie, sobbing, went home. The following day, Hope went to Titan and overheard a call to the front receptionist from Billie, who wanted a large amount of cash delivered to her house. Hope went to the Kiriakis mansion and found Billie about to leave town. Hope called Bo, who came over and tried to convince Billie not to leave. As they argued at the top of the steps, Billie almost fell down, but Bo caught her in time. Billie realized that Bo did care about her and the baby after all, so she agreed to stay in Salem.

Billie and Bo went to the hospital together for Billie's check up. Billie was very worried that her drug use would have a negative affect on the child. Later, the doctor told Bo that because of her drug use, Billie needed to have a stress free pregnancy.

After Stefano was hospitalized when he had a heart attack at Kristen DiMera's funeral, Hope decided to use Stefano's stay in the hospital to search out what happened to her during the four missing years of her life. Bo convinced Hope to let him help her and they broke into Jonsey's townhouse. There, Hope saw a picture of a painting which she recognized. Bo and Hope had to split when Bart, Stefano's henchman, showed up.

Hope went to Titan to pick up a pay check and saw Billie about to pour herself an alcoholic drink. Hope reminded Billie that she was pregnant. Hope and Billie got into a huge argument and Hope ended up quitting her job at Titan. Later, Hope told Bo about Billie's drinking. Billie realized this was a perfect way to keep Bo with her and she told Bo that she had been drinking some because she was frightened about her baby and he was never around for her.

Bo and Billie went to the Dr's to have an amniocentesis done on the baby, but they were told it would be a few days before the test would be completed. Billie got a call from Hope, who was looking for Bo. They fought on the phone and Hope hung up. Later, Billie tells Bo that she got a call from Hope, who was in New Orleans. Bo became angry and told Billie he was going after Hope. Billie reminded Bo that they were waiting for the tests on the baby, but Bo promised to return in time to go to the doctor with Billie.

When Hope came back from the swamp to the hotel, Bo, John, and Marlena were waiting for her. Hope wanted to return to the swamp and was talked into letting Bo go with her. Bo and Hope go out to the Swamp. A storm came up and Bo and Hope were forced to make a shelter to keep dry in. As they slept, Swamp Girl wenr through their things and stole Hope's silver compact. When Bo and Hope woke up they were forced out of the bayou by Wayne and Earl, who were brandishing shotguns.

As Hope and Bo were flying back to Salem, Hope realized that her compact was missing and thought that Swamp Girl took it. After landing, Bo learned from Kate that Billie went to New Orleans with Roman. Bo called Roman, who was worried that Billie wasn't around. However, Billie finally showed up and Roman and Billie returned to Salem.

Upon arriving home, Billie decided to hang out in Salem Place. Billie saw Hope and the two got into a huge argument. Billie sped off in her car and Hope went to see Bo to tell her about the awful fight and awful things she said to Billie. Billie, who was to angry to concentrate on driving, ran off the road. Billie was found by a country doctor who treated her. Billie also coaxed him into going along with a story she had made up. The doctor called Bo, who was with Hope at the time. Hope and Bo both went out to see Billie. Billie had told Bo that she went into labor early and lost their baby girl. When Billie saw Hope come into the room, Billie screamed that Hope killed their baby. Billie claimed that her argument with Hope got her so upset that she went into labor, crashed her car, and lost their baby. Later, Billie, with the doctor's help, staged a fake funeral for her and Bo. Hope blamed herself, which is what Billie wanted, but Bo also blamed himself. In reality, Billie lost her baby down in the New Olreans Bayou when she went looking for Bo and Hope.

Bo helped Billie get over the loss of their baby. However, Bo told her that he still loved Hope and wanted to make a life with her. Billie was outraged, slapped him, and told him to get out of her life. Bo promptly filed for a leave of absence with the department and took off on his motorcycle. Bo went down to the bayou and hears Wayne and Earl talking about the Swamp Girl. Knowing she existed, Bo set out to find her to help Hope.

Bo eventually started a fire in the swamp and when Swamp Girl looked at it she had horrible memories of and explosion and screams. When Bo found her she was rocking herself back and forth humming Bo and Hope's song. Swamp Girl eventually runs off and Bo realizes he has to become a part of her world. Bo cut his clothes up like hers and spread mud on his face like she did. Swamp Girl and Bo eventually began to bond, when suddenly Bo is struck by lightening. Before going down, Swamp Girl screamed out Bo's name. Swamp Girl stayed with Bo and took care of him, but Wayne and Earl kidnapped her and locked her in a cage. They told her that Bo was out to harm her and worked form the men from the mansion, who were after her in the past. Erlene looked after Bo, but when she went to help another woman give birth, Wayne planned to kill Bo. However, Swamp Girl distracted Wayne and Earl and she and Bo made their escape into the bayou.

Caroline Brady

Portrayers: Peggy McCay 1983; 1985-Present, Jody Carter 1984, Barbara Beckley 984-85
Date of Birth: Unknown
Parents: Unknown
Entrance onto Show: 1983 brought in with the rest of the Brady's
Marriages: Shawn Brady April 8, 1948
Romances: Had an affair with Victor Kiriakis, which produced their son Bo Brady
Children: Roman Brady, Kim Brady Donovan, Kayla Brady Johnson, Bo Brady, Frankie Brady Von Leuschner (adopted) Max Brady (adopted)
Occupation: Worked at the Brady Fish Market, Currently works at the Brady Pub
Crimes/Incarcerations: Held Victor Kiriakis at gunpoint
Other Interesting Facts: none
Date of Death: Still Alive

Caroline Brady was married to Shawn Brady, and with him she had 3 children, Roman, Kim, and Kayla. Caroline had a fourth child, Bo Brady, as a result of an affair with Victor Kiriakis, she kept the truth about Bo from both her husband Shawn, and her lover Victor, allowing them both to think Shawn was Bo's father. Caroline also adopted 2 boys with Shawn, Frankie and Max Brady.

Caroline came to Salem in 1983 to work with her husband Shawn in their fish market.

In 1986 Caroline met with Victor Kiriakis and held him at gun point. She didn't want anyone knowing about their affair, which produced Bo Brady. Eventually Bo arrived and had to take his mother into custody. At a hearing Caroline had to admit that Bo was Victor's son, and it was agreed that they wouldn't tell Shawn because it would hurt him too much. to keep silent about the fact that he was Bo's father, but he still carried a torch for Caroline, who chose to stay with her husband Shawn.

In 1990 Caroline tried to take the fall for her daughter Kayla, who was accused of murdering Marina Toscano. Her attempt failed and Kayla was sent to jail where she gave birth to her daughter, Stephanie.

In 1993, Caroline suffered another heart attack and was almost killed by Vivian Alamain, who was murdering Carly Manning's patients.

Caroline and Shawn's fish market burned down in 1995 after Marlena torched it as the desacrator. With John Black's help, Caroline and Shawn opened the Brady Pub.

In 1995, John, Father Francis, Kristen DiMera, and Caroline Brady all worked to help exorcise Marlena. Marlena tricked Stefano into untieing her from her bed, where John had bound her, and she promptly threw him off her penthouse terrace. Stefano lived, but he was paralyzed and suffered from amnesia. Abe Carver and Pat Hamilton wanted to arrest Marlena for her attempted murder, but when they came face to face with her supernatural powers they realized that Marlena was not responsible for her actions. In an attempt to break John's faith, his late wife Isabella appeared. However, John realized this wasn't his Isabella and she promptly transformed into a demon. Eventually Marlena died and a funeral was to be held for her. John refused to believe that Marlena was dead and he carried her dead body to the church altar where God brought her back to life and rid her of the demon.


Eric Brady

Portrayers: Rory Beauregard 1984, Jessie Davis 1985-86, Edwood Palma 1986, Bradley Hallock 1986-92, Jensen Ackles 1997-present
Date of Birth: October 19, 1984
Parents: Marlena Evans Brady and Roman Brady
Entrance onto Show: Born onto show in 1984
Marriages: none
Romances: none
Children: none
Occupation: none
Crimes/Incarcerations: none
Other Interesting Facts: none
Date of Death: Still Alive

Eric was born on October 19, 1984 along with his twin sister Sami. In 1992, Eric and his sister Sami were sent to their grandparents' house in Colorado for a summer while Marlena, Roman, and John worked out their problems.

Eric Brady returned to Salem in August of 1997 when he learned that John and Marlena were going to marry. However, when he came back he learned that his dad, Roman Brady, was alive. Roman was believed to have died on an ISA mission. However, Roman was dying of a deadly virus which a cure had not been found for. Roman told Marlena that he still loved her, when suddenly his heart stopped. Marlena saved Roman and Eric began to wonder if he could re-unite his parents.

Eric posed a threat to Sami because she feared Eric would be able to sense that Sami was lying about having her memory back. Carrie was already suspicious of this and asked Eric if he could sense anything. However, Sami managed to fool Eric and he was unable to tell if she was lying.

Sami and Austin became engaged and were to be married. Austin, was marrying her only because he thought he'd lost Carrie and this was the right thing to do, Sami asked Roman to walk her down the isle. Meanwhile, Carrie showed up and was determined to stop the wedding. Eric told his dad that something was wrong and when Roman saw the look on Austin and Carrie's faces, he realized Sami was lying. Roman pretended to collapse to buy Carrie the time to learn what was really going on. Carrie, Eric, and Mike searched the hospital records and learned that Lucas was really Will's father. Carrie rushed to the church and decked her sister and then exposed the devastating truth to everyone. Much to Sami's dismay, Austin and Carrie were married the same day, August 26, 1997.

Roman's health began to decline and he admits to Eric that before he died he wanted to marry Marlena. Eric told his mom his father's dying wish. Because she believed the cure was lost, John had contacted her from the compound and told her that the vial was dropped, Marlena decided to marry Roman. However, John, Hope, Stefano, and Kristen showed up at the hospital with the cure just as Marlena was about to marry Roman, because it was his dying wish, The cure was administered to Roman and Stefano was granted a pardon for his crimes. Marlena explained to John why she was going to marry Roman and he understood. After several problems with the cure, it eventually worked and cured Roman.

Roman was released from the hospital, but Marlena and John were told that any stress could cause Roman to relapse. Therefore, John and Marlena were forced to hide their love. Eric decided to use this to his own advantage and tried to push his mom and dad back together. John soon became frustrated with the entire situation when Roman moved into the guest room in Marlena's penthouse, which forced John to move back in with Kristen to keep up the charade that they were married.

Unfortunately for Eric, Roman eventually realized that John and Marlena belonged together and bowed out of Marlena's life so she could be with John.

In 1998, Eric became interested in Nicole Walker, a new girl in town who was waitressing at the Java Cafe. Sami, who was working on a test shot for her "New Faces" campaign, asked Eric to be the photographer and Nicole to be the model. Nicole accepted and dreamed of becoming a rich model to escape the poverty she was living in. The photo shoot was a huge success, but Kate still wanted nothing to do with Sami's idea. However, Vivian began to aspire to take over Titan and thought she could use Sami to do it. Vivian planned to start a company to rival Titan and offered to help Sami kick off her "New Faces" campaign. Vivian decided to go to Kate with the photos of Nicole and brag about what a success she was going to be. Kate decided to beat Vivian to the punch by signing Nicole to Bella, but then she saw Vivian and Sami together. Kate realized that Sami had gone behind her back and started her "New Faces" campaign. Kate, who hated the thought of Sami and Vivian working together, reluctantly approved Sami's project and hire Eric and Nicole.

Eric became interested in Nicole and they eventually went out on a date. However, Nicole refused to talk about her past and refused to allow Eric to walk her home. Later that night, Nicole returned to her scummy apartment and received mysterious letters from someone in LA. Nicole ripped the letters up and became upset that someone had found her.

Eric and Nicole learned about a modeling shoot in Florida and Sami gave them the job. However, Nicole panicked when she learned that the location has been changed from Florida to LA. However, Eric managed to convince her to do the shoot. In LA, Nicole refused to wear a revealing suit and asked Eric to find another one, which he did. Nicole's real reason was to hide a heart tattoo with N+J on it. Later, Nicole ran into an old friend, Jay. Jay followed and harassed Nicole during the photo shoot. Later, Nicole snuck out of her hotel room to meet with Jay. Eric found them together and got into a fight with Jay. Later, Nicole lied to Eric and told him that Jay was her cousin. Nicole said she was ashamed of him because he's a junkie and was trying to hit her up for drug money.

Upon returning from LA, the photos came out great. Eric wanted to walk Nicole home from the photo lab at Titan and Nicole agreed to let him. Nicole told him that she lived in a fancy apartment building and told Eric she didn't want him to come up because her place was a mess.

The Horton's and Brady's hosted a family barbecue for the Fourth of July. Eric took Nicole to the picnic and the two became closer. Eventually, Nicole managed to move into the high class apartment building she claimed to live in. Eric learned she had lived in a dumpy apartment, but Nicole managed to cover up her living arrangements with more lies.

Nicole's past began to catch up with her and it was revealed that she and Jay were once lovers and there is a mysterious man in prison who knows Nicole.


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