“Love! Pain! Outrage!” TV Guide, August 1, 1987

  Love! Pain! Outrage!A guide to the hottest triangles on daytime soaps  (edited to just include part of article of interest to Stephen & Mary Beth fans) On Days of Our Lives, all eyes are on Kayla, Patch, and Jack. Kayla (Mary Beth Evans), a registered nurse, and Patch (Stephen Nichols), a troubled man with a difficult childhood he can’t seem to put behind him, care deeply for each other. But Patch, blinded in one eye, just can’t accept the reality that Kayla loves him, and keeps shoving her away. Jack, meanwhile, the suave, wee-to-do son of a senator, has come to town and is hot for Kayla. Until recently, what added to the tension was the audience’s painful awareness that Kayla and Patch couldn’t manage to consummate their relationship. Every time they tried, something intervened. A while ago, for instance, Patch was unzipping Kayla’s dress, when someone knocked on the door, delivering secret documents that reveled that Patch once was hired to do surveillance on Kayla. Kayla got angry and wouldn’t have anything to do with him for several weeks. Another time, they were together when the building they were in exploded and collapsed on top of them, trapping them together in the rubble for three days. Unfortunately, Kayla became unconscious. Finally, last month, Kayla and Patch’s (as well as the audience’s) fondest hopes were realized, when the...

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