“Beauty and the Beast: The Love Story of Patch and Kayla,” Soap Opera Digest, July 12, 1988

Beauty and the Beast: The Love Story of Patch and Kayla By Mini Leahey and Jody Reines Soap Opera Digest, July 12, 1988 PART 1:  PATCH WITHOUT KAYLA Chapter 1:  THE ONE-EYED BUM When Patch Johnson first appeared, no one guessed a sensitive heart was lurking beneath his hostile, leather-jacketed exterior.  He was a one-eyed, hired thug – and part-time pool-hustler – in super-mobster Victor Kiriakis’s employ.  His main objective was revenge against Bo Brady and no one knew why. It was a long story. In the beginning, Bo Brady and Steve Johnson were best friends.  They met during a stint in the Merchant Marines, and shared a rebellious streak a mile wide.  They were like brothers, and it looked like they would stay that way, even when an attractive, undercover agent named Britta Englund entered the picture.  She became Bo’s lover and Steve’s friend and convinced the men that the three of them should get tattoos as a sign of their loyalty to each other.  So, each one of them was permanently marked with a design of a dagger.  At the time, they never suspected that the knives were the clues to the location of hidden treasury bonds.  But before they could find out, Britta tricked Bo into delivering government secrets to the Soviets, then she seduced Steve behind his back.  Bo discovered his best friend entwined with...

Read More