“Sweetness and Light,” Soap Opera Digest, September 19, 2006

Sweetness and Light The Golden Days of Patch and Kayla By Naomi Rabinowitz Soap Opera Digest, September 19, 2006 The recently returned Steven Johnson and Kayla Brady (a.k.a. Patch and “Sweetness”) were one of soaps’ most beloved supercouples in the ‘80s and still remain one of the most popular pairings of all time.  Here’s a look back at their years of romance and adventure on DAYS OF OUR LIVES. 1986 Kayla Brady returned to Salem after a three-year absence.  The nurse set up the Riverfront Clinic and then met Steven Johnson a.k.a. “Patch.”  The pair soon fell in love; he even let her take a peek under his eyepatch.  Later that year, they went to Stockholm with several other Salemites to rescue Marlena from Orpheus.  While there, Patch and Kayla enjoyed their first smooch. 1987 At the clinic, Kayla became pals with co-worker Adrienne (Judi Evans, now Bonnie), who turned out to be Patch’s sister.  He was plagued with nightmares about Adrienne (who killed their biological father, Duke, after he raped her) and pulled away from Kayla.  Patch took the blame for Adrienne’s actions, but he was cleared.  Kayla was hired as a nurse for Jack Deveraux, who was suffering from Hodgkin’s Disease.  Jack fell for her, but she still loved Patch.  She and Steve made love for the first time on the roof of her building.  He encouraged...

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