Episode Tenure: 001-289; 358
Airdates: July 30, 1984 to September 12, 1985;
December 24, 1985
Susan Marie Snyder
Episode Tenure: 712-873
Airdates: May 15, 1987 to January 22, 1988
Episode Tenure: 1475-1758
Airdates: June 4, 1990 to July 19, 1991
• High school student
• Hostess at the Lair
• Stephen Slade's
• Lionel Lockridge (father)
• Augusta Lockridge
• Brick Wallace (half
• Warren Lockridge (half
• T. MacDonald Lockridge (grandfather;
• Minx Lockridge
• Julia Wainwright
• Ted Capwell
• Mark (dated in 1985)
• T.J. Daniels
• Amado Gonzalez
Laken Lockridge was the sweet but quietly stubborn daughter of
Lionel and Augusta Lockridge. She was in love with the youngest Capwell
sibling, Ted, and friends with Jade
Perkins and Danny Andrade.
Unfortunately for Ted and Laken, their romance was frowned upon by their
families because the Capwells and Lockridges had been feuding for years.
Augusta in particular disapproved of the relationship and retaliated by
serving Laken's pet pigeon (a gift from Ted) to the family for hors
d'oeuvres! Eventually, the Capwells and Lockridges were forced to let Ted
and Laken date. The two plotted their first night of love together, but
kept getting thwarted by circumstances.
Ted and Laken broke up due to their family problems, but soon reconciled.
Then, much to Laken's shock, Ted was accused of raping teenage runaway
Christie Duvall. Laken believed Ted was innocent and stood by her man,
later making love to him for the first time. After the rape case was
dismissed, Ted covered for Christie when she accidentally killed her real
rapist, stepbrother Steve Bassett. Knowing that Ted was hiding something,
Laken implored her boyfriend to confide in her. When he didn't, a
disheartened Laken broke up with him and left Santa Barbara. She briefly
returned home to spend Christmas Eve with her family.
Laken, now a vixen, returned to town to win Ted away from his wife, Hayley
Benson. While Laken wasn't pleased when her father married Caroline
Wilson, she nevertheless grew to like the new Mrs. Lockridge just
before Caroline died of a rare disease. Later, Laken managed to break up
Ted and Hayley's marriage. Ted and Laken became a couple again, and she
watched him become the head of a winery. When Laken's ex-boyfriend, T.J.
Daniels, came to town, he instantly stirred things up for her and Ted.
Laken helped T.J. start a nightclub called the Lair and became the club's
hostess. Ted and Laken broke up again after he caught her kissing T.J.
Parting friends with Ted, Laken left Santa Barbara to study photography in
Now an aspiring actress, Laken returned home for her father's memorial
service. While Laken grieved quietly, Augusta loudly mourned Lionel's
death and got on her daughter's nerves. Much to Laken's delight, Lionel
turned out to be alive and well and he reunited with Augusta. Deciding to
stay in Santa Barbara, Laken began dating a young Hispanic named Amado
Gonzalez. Augusta disapproved of Laken and Amado's relationship, which
further alienated mother and daughter. Laken found herself drawn to her
acting teacher Stephen Slade for a while and became his assistant.
Laken continued her relationship with Amado, then rebelled against her
family and got involved in race car driving. She was jealous when Amado
developed a crush on C.C. Capwell's
new houseguest, Katrina Ruyker. Eventually, Laken was said to have left