Cassie Layne, portrayed by Laura Wright, arrived in Springfield earlier this year. Brought to town by Alan and Annie, she had no idea she was really Reva's long-lost sister. Annie told her that Reva had done all sorts of horrible things, then they sent her off to work for Lewis Oil and seduce first Billy, then Josh. Of course the Lewises took an instant liking to Cassie and took her in, causing her to feel tremendous remorse over helping Annie and Alan. Still, she kept with the plan because she was sure it was the only way she'd ever see her daughter Tammy again.
Hart, who found himself disturbingly attracted to Cassie, and shared a bond with her because they bothed missed their children, caught Cassie stealing from the Lewis safe one night. He forced her to tell him about the plan and the people that had Cassie and he offered to help her get her daughter back. They were in Chicago posing as an engaged couple, all set to lie through their teeth to Tammy's social worker, when a jealous Dinah, who had been filled in on their plan by Annie, barged in and told the social worker Cassie was lying. Since then the two women have been at each other's throats.
Forced to go through with Alan and Annie's plan after Hart took Dinah's side and abandoned her (duh, Hart!), Cassie was just about to climb into bed with a drugged Josh for the photographers when Reva walked in. She and Cassie had a struggle and Cassie saw that Reva had her cameo, the cameo which had belonged to Sarah and she'd pinned on her baby just before giving her up for adoption. Cassie and Reva realized they were sisters and beat Annie at her own game, humiliating her once again. Josh went to court and won custody of Tammy for good, and now Cassie is busy getting to know her new family. On Christmas night Hart FINALLY came to his senses and broke up with Dinah so he and Cassie could be together.
Now that Hart and Cassie are dating, Dinah's latest plan to break them up is to bring Rob Layne, Cassie's ex-husband, back to town. The whole Rob/Hart/Cassie/Dinah affair has been a little backburnered since Reva's been missing. Cassie is currently trying to get to the bottom of what Josh and Michael are up to, but I hear that things between Cassie and Hart are due to heat up soon. When they do rest assured that Dinah and Rob will be at the center of the action.
|Cassie Layne||Reva and Cassie||Cassie and Reva||Laura Wright||Laura again|
|Cassie again||Hart and Cassie||Cassie and Dinah||Cassie Layne|
Last updated on 3/28/98. E-mail me with any comments or suggestions.