Ten powerful minutes of daytime television from Days of Our Lives sensations (Patsy Pease) and (Charles Shaughnessy), also known as 80’s super-couple Shane Donovan and Kimberly Brady. It was the year 1988, Shane’s daughter Eve Donovan, played by the popular (Charlotte Ross), was in Salem and mixing it in with the wrong crowds. Eve played the streets as a hideaway prostitute who became involved with Pimp Nick Corelli (Conrad Dunn) who was eventually murdered in one of Salem’s biggest whodunit mysteries.
“Happy Anniversary Kim and Shane!” were the words Patricia Pease posted to her Facebook profile on May 5, commemorating the union of ISA Agent Shane Donovan and the girl from the Brady Fish Market, Kimberly Brady. Here, you’ll see one of Shane and Kimberly’s most powerful scenes. A very pregnant Kimberly follows Eve to a rundown hotel room where she is being roughed up by one of her ‘Johns’. Kimberly sneaks her way into the room and manages to smooth talk ‘The John’ to leave the hotel for a few minutes. Meanwhile at a restaurant in Washington, Shane away on ISA duties dines with Gabrielle who is unbeknownst to the drama about to unfold in Salem. When ‘The John’ arrives back to the room to find Eve trying to escape through a window and Kimberly close by, he rushes forward and lunges at a pregnant Kimberly throwing her across the room and over a side table, hitting her head and knocking her unconscious to the ground. Cue dramatic music!
As some of you may have heard, Shane Donovan (Charles Shaughnessy) and Kimberly Brady (Patsy Pease)— one of daytime's most beloved pairings of all time— are set to be reunited on Days of Our Lives soon. We long time DAYS fans know there is some unfinished business for these two starcrossed lovers. Shane and Kim's love story was forever tarnished back in 1992 when Shane was disastrously paired with Kim's sister Kayla (Mary Beth Evans), much to the disgust of viewers, resulting in backlash.
With an assortment of fan favourites makes their way back to Salem for Alice Horton's upcoming exit storyline and Bo (Peter Reckell) currently offscreen helping his big sister, Kim battle a medical crisis, there is a bit of a buzz around the Internet at the moment that Kim's cancer diagnosis may some how pave the way for a Shane and Kim reunion. But the question on everybody's lips is, will Shane and Kim be given a quickie reunion and head off into the sunset, or if perhaps they might hang around Salem and/or pop in from time to time, like the recently returned Wally Kurth and Judi Evans (Justin and Adrienne). I know I'm definitely hoping for the latter! Check out the video clip below recalling the couple's epic love story. READ MORE
In his premiere interview series for We Love Soaps, renaissance man Damon Jacobs sits down with one of the most popular soap heroines of all times, Days of Our Lives veteran Patsy Pease (ex-Kim Brady), for an in depth chat about soaps, overcoming personal demons and the importance of "the work" over ratings.
We Love Soaps: When you learned in 1984 that Kimberly was going to be a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, what was that like for you?
Patsy Pease: I was glad I wasn’t playing one of these Suzy Cream Cheese characters. I never felt comfortable playing that. What had gone against me all my life is that I looked like a cheerleader. But then I’d open my mouth and start talking and people would go [makes a shocked sound], and then, “Oh God, don’t cast her as a cheerleader, don’t cast her representing conservative right wing church people.” So I was glad! I thought, "Have her abused, have her be something that makes her a torn soul." Torn souls are much more interesting to play than someone who just had their Barbie taken when they were 8-years-old and still has resentment over it.