Everything has changed in Nancy Wesley’s life since learning her husband, Craig, is in love with another man after all their years together raising two daughters to adulthood, and Craig insists he is gay and not bisexual, confusing Nancy even more making her wonder if her entire marriage was a lie. When Patrika Darbo learned what her return story would be, she was shocked, but also very pleased.
“I thought I was coming on for a couple little scenes,” Darbo told Soap Opera Digest. “I didn’t realize how big the storyline was — and what it was. I was like, ‘Holy crap. I’m a lot older now. How many lines am I going to have to learn?'”
She’s also thrilled to be working with Nadia Bjorlin, the actress who has been playing Nancy’s daughter Chloe off and on since she was still a teen. “Nadia is something. You can’t keep your eyes off her because she’s so beautiful and she’s grown so as a performer. That was fascinating,” Darbo said. “I was looking at her thinking, ‘Oh, my God. She has grown up.’ She was just 18 years old when we started on this show together. So it was wonderful. We went right back into that mother/daughter relationship.”