By: Nanci L.
Viki Buchanan made
plans to attend her high school's 25 year reunion. Her good friend and
ex-brother-in-law Larry Wolek strangely made every effort to discourage
her from attending. Stranger yet to Viki was that when she did attend, she
found that none of her friends remembered her being at graduation, but
instead that she had mysteriously left school during the middle of her
senior year. Viki then began to have flashbacks of herself as a young
woman holding a baby girl, and being in love and kissing a young man.
These visions troubled her greatly and Viki became convinced that they
were real memories. She set out to find her missing daughter.
A con man, Leo Cromwell, learning of Viki's search contacted
her and told her that his own daughter Christine was Viki's lost daughter.
He told her that they had had a brief affair while she was using the alter
ego of Niki Smith. Viki eager to find this missing daughter believed his
story and accepted his story, that his daughter as her own. For weeks Viki
believed that Christine was her daughter, never realizing that it was a
scam for Leo to get some of the Lord fortune for himself. The young
Christine herself also believed she was Viki's daughter as she believed
what her father Leo had said.
It wasn't until Sarah and Megan Gordon's father Roger Gordon came to
Llanview that Viki realized that it was not Leo but Roger that she had
seen in the flashback memories of the young man. He was so familiar to her
that it set off a series of memories that convinced her that she was right
about Roger being the father of her daughter. It also became clear that
one of Roger's beautiful daughters was indeed her daughter too. But which
one? Sarah the girl that she loved almost as much as a daughter already,
or the feisty Megan who she had been at odds with from the day they first
Not understanding how her father played a part in this discovery of her
daughter, Viki began looking into Victor Lord's past records, and stumbled
upon documents of the existence of an underground city called Eterna. The
architect hired by Victor Lord to create this city was Danton Gordon,
Later after becoming trapped in this underground city (see Eterna) with
eight other people from Llanview, Roger told Viki the entire truth about
their daughter at long last. Roger had been raised in Eterna and had
escaped. When he met the young Viki Lord they had fallen in love and she
soon became pregnant.
This outraged Victor Lord, so he had Viki hypnotized into becoming Niki
Smith, and he had rushed Viki out of Llanview to have her baby. While Viki
was giving birth, her Viki personality resurfaced briefly. Victor quickly
had her hypnotized again, and pulled out the personality of Niki Smith in
an effort to make her forget Roger, her pregnancy, and her daughter. A
very young medical student, Larry Wolek delivered Viki's daughter, and
because of the hypnosis, Viki had no memory of Roger Gordon or giving
birth to her daughter. Victor had then given the baby girl to Roger who
had raised her with his new wife. Viki was shocked to learn that this girl
was Roger's daughter Megan, who Viki felt was just short of sworn enemies
1988: In another daring plotline Viki relived her high
school years.Viki learned many things about herself there,including
that she had a daughter, Megan.
While trapped in Eterna, Roger and Viki's early feelings for each other
resurfaced causing Viki to have an uneasy reunion when Clint led the
authorities to help rescue those still trapped in the underground city. It
was not easy for Viki and Megan to find common ground on which to build a
relationship, but with Roger's help, they both began to mend fences and
learn to love one another dearly.
Clint was jealous of Viki's new found relationship with Megan, but more
so with her father Roger. The two often got into jealous fights over Viki.
Roger then gave the shocking news that Viki and he had actually gotten
married when they were very young. This upset Clint and he insisted that
Viki get the still valid marriage quickly annulled, which she did. But
even that was not enough for Clint. He gave Viki the ultimatum to either
move with him to his ranch in Arizona or their marriage was over. A
tearful Viki told Clint she was staying, and a dejected angry Clint left
"Erika is formidable and kind, with a memory like a
You feel responsible to rise to her standards.
I work harder in scenes with her."