Episode Tenure: 004-065
Airdates: August 2 to October 26, 1984
Episode Tenure: 066-2137
Airdates: October 29, 1984 to January 15, 1993
Sophia Wayne (maiden name)
Dominic (male persona)
• CEO of Armonti Industries
• C.C. Capwell
(1961 to 1985; divorced)
• Count Armonti (during her first marriage
• C.C. Capwell (1987 to 1988; divorced)
• C.C. Capwell (1990 to 1991; divorced)
• Ken Mathis (1992 to 1993; dissolved by his death)
• Lionel Lockridge
• T.J. Daniels (affair)
• Dr. Arthur Donnelly (dated)
• Dr. Sean Morrissey (dated)
• Adriana Wayne (mother; died of cancer)
• Brick Wallace
(son; with Lionel)
• Eden Capwell (daughter; with Sophia)
• Kelly Capwell (daughter; with Sophia)
• Ted Capwell
(son; with Sophia)
• Adriana Castillo (granddaughter; via Eden)
A former actress, Sophia was introduced as the dead wife of millionaire
C.C. Capwell and mother of their four children: Channing Jr., Eden, Kelly
and Ted. She had vanished after falling off the boat of Lionel Lockridge,
her secret lover. Now, many years later, Joe Perkins,
the accused killer of Sophia's son Channing Jr., was released from prison.
Around the same time, a mysterious bearded man named Dominic arrived in
Santa Barbara and offered to help Joe prove that he wasn't Channing's
killer. Usually darkly lit and shadowed, Dominic acted as an informer and
slipped Joe valuable information regarding the Capwells. It wasn't revealed until much later that Dominic was actually
a woman in bearded disguise. More shockingly, she turned out to be the
long-believed dead Sophia Capwell! Not only did she believe that Lionel
had tried to kill her at the time of her supposed drowning, she was also
convinced that Lionel was Channing's killer. To that end, she took
extraordinary lengths to frame her ex-lover for the crime. Her anonymous
clues caused Lionel to be arrested.
To get close to her family, Sophia masqueraded as everything from an
Italian contessa to a bag lady. In fact, Sophia was really a contessa
through her marriage to the late Count Armonti. One by one, the Capwells
found out that Sophia was alive. Their reactions to her return ranged from
outrage to instant acceptance. Eventually, Channing's murder was reenacted
by police detective Cruz Castillo.
It was then that Sophia finally remembered killing Channing! She recalled
being at the party and sending Lionel a message to meet her in the study,
where she planned to frighten the daylights out of him with a gun. When
Channing entered the study instead, she assumed it was Lionel and pulled
the trigger, thinking the gun was unloaded. As it turned out, C.C. had
unwittingly reloaded the gun. With the help of her stepson, Marcello,
Sophia had fled the scene and blocked the entire incident from her mind.
The crime solved, Sophia owned up to her part in Channing's death and was
sentenced to public service for involuntary manslaughter.
C.C. and Sophia grew closer until it came to light that, just prior to
their marriage, Sophia became pregnant with Lionel's child, which she then
passed off as C.C.'s. That child was Channing. This shocking information
sent C.C. into a deep coma. Soon, it was discovered that Channing was
neither the son of C.C. nor Lionel and was instead Brick Wallace. As it
turned out, Minx Lockridge had
switched babies because she didn't want a Lockridge to be raised as a
Although Brick rejected Sophia's motherly overtures at first, they
eventually grew closer. Later, Sophia had a brush with death when she
suffered breast cancer. Fortunately, she was cured. Sophia and C.C.
finally reconciled and planned to remarry, but villainess Gina
Demott came between them. She blackmailed C.C. into marrying her and
C.C. and Sophia got married as soon as his marriage to Gina was annulled.
They were happy until C.C.'s first wife, Pamela
Conrad, returned to Santa Barbara to steal C.C. away from Sophia.
Sophia (pictured with Kelly and Eden) hired a man named Ed Thompson to
force Pamela out of town. She was wracked with guilt when Thompson went
too far and blew up Pamela's oil rig. Both Thompson and Gina started
blackmailing Sophia, but the truth soon came out. Sophia started seeing
young T.J. Daniels, who consoled her over her suspicion that C.C. was
having an affair with Pamela. When T.J. stole money from Sophia's company,
Armonti Industries, she broke up with him. Following her divorce from
C.C., she started dating Dr. Arthur Donnelly for a while. Nevertheless,
the strong bond between C.C. and Sophia remained.
When Robert Barr tried to take over Capwell Enterprises, Sophia came up
with the perfect idea to keep the company in the family: a merger with
Armonti. Ultimately, the merger didn't stop Robert from taking over
Capwell Enterprises. With Gina's help, he did eventually get the company.
As a result, Sophia was forced to work with Gina at Armonti.
Hollywood director Stephen Slade
convinced Sophia to return to acting and star as Margaret in his new film Journeys.
As it turned out, Journeys was a
thinly disguised version of the Capwells' lives. Before the movie was
released, all the film was destroyed in a fire. Following a one-night
stand with Lionel Lockridge, Sophia found herself once again being
blackmailed by Gina, who had taken compromising pictures of her and Lionel.
When Sophia told C.C. the truth, he was hurt and dumped her. In an
out-of-body experience, Eden returned to the night of Lionel and Sophia's
interlude and convinced them not to go through with it. As a result, the
incident was erased from history. C.C. and Sophia reconciled and got
married on New Year's Eve.
Eden developed a multiple personality disorder, which stemmed from
Sophia's phony death years ago and her killing Channing Jr. Eden's alter
ego, Lisa, was determined to make Sophia pay for her actions and later
fell from a cliff. Although Eden was throught to be dead, she soon
returned as an artist named Suzanne Collier. When Sophia figured out that
Suzanne was really her daughter, Eden became Channing and shot Sophia as
revenge for his death. She then left Santa Barbara. Sophia recovered after
being in a coma for weeks. She blamed herself for Eden's problems and
turned away from C.C., opting to divorce him.
Although Eden didn't return, she wrote C.C. and Sophia that she wanted
them to get back together. By then, C.C. was involved with Santana
Andrade, who turned out to be pregnant. Devastated, Sophia began
seeing a younger man named Ken Mathis. She fell in love with Ken and
married him. However, Ken was up to no good and started drugging Sophia,
convincing her to give him power of attorney of Armonti Industries.
Furthermore, he was having an affair with a woman named Andie Klein. Kelly
and agent Connor McCabe became suspicious of Ken, especially after
learning that Ken's two previous wives had died.
When Sophia nearly died of strychnine poisoning, Ken was arrested. The
real culprit turned out to be Andie Klein, however, and she killed Ken in
prison. C.C. consoled Sophia over her husband's death. The two finally
reunited in the final episode of the series.