It started out as a daughter wanting payback against her mother, but it turned into one of the most memorable romances in soap opera history — the romance of Ross and Blake on Guiding Light!
Blake (Sherry Stringfield) wanted revenge against her meddling mother Holly, whom she blamed for costing her Alan-Michael Spaulding, so she set out to seduce the man her mom loved, Ross Marler (Jerry verDorn). Not exactly what you’d expect at the start of a great love story but that was the beauty of Guiding Light.
The Best Laid Plans
Blake seduced Ross and had wanted to time it so that Holly would walk in on them. But Blake didn’t count on falling for Ross for real. When Holly actually did catch the two, the fallout was horrible and Blake ran off. When she returned (now played by Liz Keifer), there was still so much to be said.
She confessed to Ross that she was in love with him while he was fighting to win a Senate seat. Ross won the election but gave up the gig (because Blake’s father, Roger, threatened to expose Blake’s dirty deeds with his opposition) so he could spend time with Blake.
Alas, he couldn’t commit to her, sending Blake back into the arms of her ex, Alan-Michael. Ross forgave Blake this transgression and the couple were married, surrounded by friends and family including Adam, Blake’s paternal grandfather.
Someone’s In The Kitchen
Ross and Blake’s marriage faced conflict when his daughter with Vanessa, Dinah, returned to Springfield. He had a blind spot where his child was concerned but Blake could see right through the mistress of manipulation. Family dynamics became more convoluted when Dinah took up with Roger while Ross’ ex, Amanda, returned to Springfield.
A fling with Rick led Blake to believe that he’d fathered one of her twins (sons Kevin and Jason), prompting Ross to split from Blake. An even bigger threat to Blake and Ross was his half-brother, Ben Warren, a charmer who seduced Blake at every turn. Ben blackmailed Blake into bed by offering a tape that would help her pal Abigail be found innocent of a murder charge.
It Got Worse
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