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“And now everything is turned upside down for her.”

We’ve already heard from Alicia Minshew regarding what happens to Kendall during the ambulance crash storyline after stopped by the All My Children set. While we were there, we also spoke with Lindsay Hartley (Cara) and Ricky Paull Goldin (Jake) to find out what’s going on with their alter egos.

When we asked Lindsay what her character’s involvement in the storyline was, she responded, “Oh, Lord. I think there are a couple of things going on. First, with my brother [Griffin, Jordi Vilasuso], obviously he’s in the accident. He’s working on saving Kendall’s life and I realize for the first time since, I mean, forever basically, it looks like he’s falling for a woman and usually he’s just always had the chicks. That’s kind of my thing with him, is always to tease him about being a player and I finally see that he’s broken that rule and he’s crossed the line that he never crossed. That he promised he’d never cross.”

“On a romantic level,” she continued, “as far as Jake and Cara go…it’s hard for her to be around him because she’s not only in love with him, but she doesn’t want him to know at all. So when they work together it obviously causes some issues with her. She thinks she covers it and handles it really well because he’s married and he’s happy and he has a son. She’s not going to mess that up for him. She’s going to stick to her way of thinking, her throughline, which is: Get me out of this country and go back to where she belongs. But in the midst of all this, the ring that she wears around her neck is exposed and Jake finds it and now everything is turned upside down for her.”

Things may be turned upside down for her in regards to Jake, but she has also struck up a friendship with his brother Tad [Michael E. Knight]. When asked about their relationship, Lindsay responded, “It’s her only connection to Jake. What she wishes she could say to Jake she says to [Tad] and he doesn’t judge her at all for it. So she’s just like, this is who I am all the way around and she basically tells him [she’s] in love with Jake and will always love him. That’s it. So yeah, for her she just kind of through him, connects with Jake.”

Now that she’s back in his life, is Cara a threat to Jake’s marriage to Amanda [Chrishell Stause]? Ricky opined, “I think that any ex is a threat to a marriage, especially when it wasn’t your decision to get out of the marriage and you don’t quite understand and your ex-spouse, your partner, your best friend in the world has five different stories as to why. If we can ever find out the real story, get to the bottom of it, you know, it might move the goal posts. You just have to wait and see.”