After talking with Sean, we watched his fan Q&A, and then he handed the mic over to castmate, Daniel Goddard, who plays dashing Aussie, Cane Ashby. Daniel also answered questions, and kept the eager fans in stitches much of the time. We definitely heard one story where Daniel admitted to using a peashooter on castmate Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters), hitting him in the eye, and receiving retaliation from Darius McCrary (Malcolm Winters) - sounds like they have a lot of fun on set!
When Soaps.com got Daniel alone for some scoop, it was time to ask the questions foremost in everyone's mind: Who is watching Lily through the window? What was Humphrey barking at?! Daniel confided, "Humphrey is barking at a really good storyline!" Smiling, he added, "There's a storyline standing outside that door, and it wants to come in, and I can't wait until it comes in. Actually, it's in; we've already filmed it." So, what's it all about? Daniel told us that once again, Cane's history is dug up. He laughingly said that he turned up at a fan event that Maria [Arena Bell] was at and he hadn't shaved for a week or two. She reacted by saying, "Oh, I like it! I have to write you a dangerous, bad storyline!" Daniel marveled, "It's that simple?" In any case, once again, Cane's history will come back to bite him in the butt.
Is it just the cattle rustlers, or will there be an unexpected twist? Daniel said he can usually figure out what is going to happen due to foreshadowing, but admitted, "I, personally, didn't see this one coming." And what about keeping the truth from Lily to protect her (which hasn't worked out so well in the past)? Daniel concedes that it's hard, because Lily has asked Cane if there are any more secrets, and he's promised there aren't, but what's different this time around is that Lily has grown [from the cancer] and is more mature in how she reacts, and she catches on quicker now. This, he says, puts Cane in the position of doing the wrong thing for the right reason. Should he tell Lily the truth? Daniel doesn't know, but notes that although some viewers may want to see him tell her, and the pair work through things as a team, from a writing standpoint, there is more drama and conflict [if he doesn't tell her].
The main focus in the storyline won't be on conflict between Lily and Cane, however. Daniel elaborates, "It will be more about Cane and what he's going through, and this time it permeates through a lot more people. Who he is, what he's done, and what he has to do to fix it without letting anyone [he knows and loves] know what's happened, because if this one gets out, really, he would beâ€¦but it's gotta' come out." [laughs] He went on to tell about a scene he just shot with Jeanne [Cooper, Katherine] the other day, in which Kay tells Cane she loves him as a grandson, and in spite of his secrets, he proved himself to be a good person. Daniel laughs that [knowing another secret is going to come out] he wonders how the writers will fix it this time.