Today we revisit All My Children in April 1989 when the love triangle of Dixie Cooney, Adam Chandler and his wife Brooke was creating drama in Pine Valley. Unfortunately, most of the 20 episodes below are edited, but you can still enjoy this main story line (click here for previous Soap Dish posts).
Pat Baxter - Lee Chamberlin
Adam Chandler - David Canary
Brooke Chandler - Julia Barr
Julie Chandler - Lauren Holly
Ross Chandler - Robert Gentry
Skye Chandler - Robin Christopher
Stuart Chandler - David Canary
Dixie Cooney - Cady McClain
Melanie Cortlandt - Paige Turco
Palmer Cortlandt - James Mitchell
Will Cortlandt - Lonnie Quinn
Sean Cudahy - Alan Dysert
Tom Cudahy - Richard Shoberg
Cecily Davidson - Rosa Nevin
Myrtle Fargate - Eileen Herlie
Dr. Angie Hubbard - Debbi Morgan
Jeremy Hunter - Jean LeClerc
Natalie Hunter - Kate Collins
Erica Kane - Susan Lucci
Nico Kelly - Maurice Benard
Dr. Joe Martin - Ray MacDonnell
Joey Martin - Michael Brainard
Ruth Martin - Mary Fickett
Tad Martin - Michael E. Knight
Barbara Montgomery - Susan Pratt
Jackson Montgomery - Walt Willey
Travis Montgomery - Larkin Malloy
Karen Parker - Ellen Wheeler
David Rampal - Trent Bushey
Jasper Sloan - Ronald Drake
Myra Sloan - Elizabeth Lawrence
Mona Tyler - Frances Heflin
Stan 'Mr. U' Ulatowski - Eugene J. Anthony
Phoebe Wallingford - Ruth Warrick
Dr. Cliff Warner - Peter Bergman
Monday, April 3 - Wednesday, April 12, 1989
Brooke, unaware that Adam is the father of Dixie's baby, hires Tad Martin to find the baby's father. He then sets up a chance meeting with Dixie. Meanwhile, Travis warns Jack that Erica is on the rebound after Jack hands him his final divorce papers.
Thursday, April 13, 1989
Melanie breaks up with David after her Uncle Palmer secretly helps to end their budding romance. Meanwhile, Angie is unable to make love to Cliff.
Friday, April 14, 1989
As Cecily is locking up the club, a thief attacks her. Dixie tells Palmer that she's letting Adam and Brooke adopt her baby. After overhearing Tad tell Brooke that he will soon know who the father is, a furious Dixie slaps him.
Monday, April 17, 1989
Nico is furious with Cecily for getting friendly with a customer, who later robbed them. Tad eavesdrops on Dixie's phone conversation with Adam and learns the truth. Adam later arrives home from a business trip.
Tuesday, April 18, 1989
Adam brings Dixie the adoption papers for her to sign. Palmer later tells Adam that he's not going to let him adopt Dixie's baby.
Wednesday, April 19, 1989
Ross confronts Adam with his knowledge that Adam is the father of Dixie's baby. Dixie later refuses to sign the adoption papers.
Thursday, April 20, 1989
Tad refuses Adam's job offer in South Carolina. Brooke begins to suspect the truth.
Friday, April 21, 1989
Tad eavesdrops on Adam and Dixie's conversation as Adam tries to pressure Dixie into moving into his New York City apartment until after the baby is born. Tad later gathers everyone together to reveal the identity of the baby's father.
Monday, April 24, 1989
Tad announces that he's the father of Dixie's baby. Dixie then tells Tad to stop messing in her life, and she refuses to believe him when he says Adam will never leave Brooke for her. Erica kisses Jack, but he rebuffs her because she's still hung up on Travis. Tad threatens to bring Adam down if he hurts Dixie.
Tuesday, April 25 - Wednesday, April 26, 1989
Joey tells Palmer that Tad is the father of Dixie's baby. Palmer then confronts Dixie, who lies that Tad is the father. Someone later punches Tad in the face.
Thursday, April 27, 1989
Will and Tad get into a fight when Will believes that Tad got Dixie pregnant. Tad later kisses Dixie in front of Brooke to make her believe they are a couple. Meanwhile, Travis introduces Erica to her new vice-president in charge of public relations - Barbara.
Friday, April 28, 1989
Joe and Ruth meet with Palmer to discuss Tad and Dixie's wedding, but Palmer, who doesn't believe that Tad is the father, wants a paternity test to prove it. Skye warns Dixie that Tad is using her. Adam sees Tad and Dixie together as Tad feels her baby move.