It Wasn’t Me, It Was My Split Personality: 10 Memorable Soap Opera DID Storylines
No. 4: Eden Capwell/Lisa/Channing/Suzanne, Santa Barbara
While childhood sexual abuse is generally what causes DID, Santa Barbara's Eden Capwell Castillo's (Marcy Walker) bout with the mental illness was triggered by having witnessed one of her mother Sophia's (Judith McConnell) extramarital trysts with Lionel Lockridge (Nicholas Coster) as a young girl. Decades later (and just in time for Walker to exit the series in 1991!), Eden's DID flared up, causing her to morph into her dead brother Channing, who promptly shot Sophia! This turn of events recalled the soap's origin story, which saw Sophia accidentally killiing Channing five years prior to SB's 1984 premiere. Eden also split into a bitchy dame named Lisa for a time.
Sadly, Eden went tumbling over the side of a cliff to a watery death, amid her struggles with multiple personalities. Or so we thought! Shortly after Eden's "death", her widower Cruz (A Martinez) met an artist named Suzanne. Whaddya know, Suzanne was really Eden! Eventually Eden left town and Cruz started dating the real Suzanne (Terri Garber), who had been a girlhood chum of Eden's.