After her Uncle Joe Blair got her hired as a model at Jabot, Cricket fell hard for Jill Chancellor’s son, Phillip, who’d also caught the eye of his new girlfriend’s bestie, runaway Nina Webster. Which young woman did he prefer? Um, neither, it turned out. Years after he “died,” he returned to Genoa City — with a pulse! — and finally revealed that he was gay.
The Turning Point
Cricket’s life was never the same after she was raped by Derek Stuart. Shattered as she was, she dug deep, steeled her resolve and pressed charges, so enraging her attacker that he tried to shoot her; thankfully, she was saved by handsome Dr. Scott Grainger, her brother and (oops) onetime fiancé.
Cricket thought that when she married pop idol Danny Romalotti, he’d sing her love songs for the rest of her life. Alas, their union went bust when he ran afoul of Phyllis Summers, a groupie who was perfectly willing to pass off her son as his in hopes of getting more from him than an autograph. (And that was just for starters!)
Law & Order
No sooner had Cricket begun calling herself Christine and pursuing a serious-minded career as an attorney than she started being sexually harassed by hotshot lawyer Michael Baldwin. (That had not been in the brochure.) Though after she got him canned, he attacked her — and dug a hole through the wall of her apartment to do so! — she still wound up getting engaged to him years later!
If at First You Don’t Succeed…
Resilient as her heart is, Christine climbed back onto the marry-go-’round with then-private eye Paul Williams. But once again, her relationship was targeted by a schemer, this time Michael. (Yes, him again!) In hopes of getting another shot with Chris, he sicked psycho seductress Isabella Brana on Paul. What chance did he stand?
After a stint in Washington, Christine returned to Genoa City to represent Paul, who’d been accused of murdering his own son (as dangerous a character as his mom, Isabella). Once acquitted, on the advice of the late Katherine Chancellor, Paul popped the question to his ex, and they retied the knot at the deceased’s memorial service. And they say romance is dead!