ATWT Story Reviews
Jennifer Louise Munson
Bio (Part Two)
In July of 2003 Jennifer returned to Oakdale, now portrayed by
Jennifer Ferrin. She had quit modeling after a failed
relationship, and having learned that her brother Paul had died she paid
a visit to his crypt. When she saw Barbara, she insisted on
knowing why Paul had died. Although Barbara continued to blame it
on the plane crash, Jennifer finally learned the truth that Paul had
left town after Barbara had brought Dusty Donovan
to town to split up Paul and Rose D'Angelo.
Much to everyone's surprise Paul returned to town alive and well a few
days later. Paul was insistent that Jennifer stay away from
Barbara and gave her his side of the story as to what had happened.
Despite not accepting her mother's actions, she chose to stick by
Barbara and continue to live with her. As a result, she found
herself caught in the middle between Barbara and Paul. Jennifer's
path soon crossed with that of Dusty Donovan. Paul wanted to
reconcile with his former fiancée Rose, who was now involved with Dusty.
Jennifer used her charms to try to seduce Dusty to get him away from
Rose so that Paul and Rose would reunite. While nothing happened
and Jennifer, Paul and Rose did reconcile. In the following
months, the feud between Barbara and Paul only escalated with Will
caught in the middle. The feud came to a head the end of the year when
Will poisoned Paul's fiancée Rose in an effort to prevent Paul from
leaving. As a result, Rose died and when the truth came out, Will
was sent to a mental hospital. Paul appeared to forgive Barbara,
which Jennifer welcomed, and while she wasn't sure if she should believe
it, she felt it was best for Will to know his family was reconciled.
Things were tenuous at best at BRO between Barbara, Paul and Jennifer
but only became more complicated with the entrance of Barbara's new
assistant, Jordan Sinclair. Paul
immediately disliked Jordan, and Jennifer initially rebuffed him, but
she soon changed her mind and they become good friends, headed towards
romance. Unfortunately for Jennifer, she wasn't the only one
interested in Jordan, as Rosanna Cabot, who had just returned to
Oakdale, showed an unexplained interest in him. Rosanna had been
away from Oakdale after learning the child she had adopted with her
husband Craig Montgomery was obtained illegally and they had to give him
up. Things heated upmore
at BRO as Barbara hired designer Carly Tenney and gave Jordan purchasing
power, without telling her children why or about the secret she was
keeping. The night of Barbara's big style show, everything came to
a head. Paul, feeling like Barbara was squeezing him out of the
company admitted that he had never forgiven her for what had happened to
Rose and was really planning all along to ruin Barbara and steal the
company. While Barbara refused to believe this, Paul pulled out
papers that Paul had tricked her into signing, turning the company over
to him. The victory for Paul was bittersweet as Barbara finally
admitted the reason she had hired Jordan and Carly was because she had a
tumor which had caused her to be blind. Barbara headed home that
night for treatment and made a full recovery.
Rosanna continued to pursue Jordan and begged him to marry her.
Rosanna didn't understand why, but in order to get Cabot returned to
her, she needed to marry Jordan. Jordan realized things were out
of Rosanna's control and agreed to marry her. Jordan was able to
calm Jennifer's fears by convincing her that this was only a marriage of
convenience and it would only be temporary. But nothing is ever
what it appears and it soon became known that Jordan was
actually the son of James Stenbeck and Cabot was in fact his biological
son. While Jordan initially had no interest in his son, and was
ready to sign over all parental rights to Rosanna, Jennifer encouraged
him not to do that and to become part of his son's life. Jordan
quickly formed a strong bond with Cabot and Jennifer was very supportive
of that relationship.
Barbara was horrified that Jordan was actually the son of James and
insisted that Jennifer end her relationship with him so that James
wouldn't wind up hurting Jennifer. Jennifer refused and caused
Barbara even more anxiety when she discovered that Jennifer and Jordan
were sleeping together. Actually she was afraid that Jordan might
be her son and that perhaps she had twins when Paul was born and one was
kept from her. Right Barbara; did you not notice the 10 year age
difference? And as so often seems to happen, keeping it all in the
family, Rosanna became involved
with Paul. Paul moved into Fairwinds along with Jordan and Rosanna
to try to help protect her. Now Barbara had to worry about Paul
getting caught in James' web also, so she worked desperately to try to
breakup the two couples. Of course the more she fought them, the
more determined the two couples were to stay together. Paul thought he
had found the perfect plan so that Rosanna and Jordan could divorce and
he and Rosanna could be together. He arranged to have James
transferred to a new prison. Then Barbara did the unthinkable and helped
James to escape from custody as he was being transferred. Shortly
after that James kidnapped Cabot and Rosanna. Paul found them, but James
had set up a bomb in the cabin. Paul was able to rescue Rosanna,
but it appeared that Cabot had
in the explosion. Both Jordan and Rosanna were distraught.
Rosanna pushed Paul away and in their grief Rosanna and Jordan turned to
each other. Unfortunately Jennifer discovered this and could not
forgive Jordan, ending their relationship. Barbara tried to
explain her actions by saying if she hadn't helped James he would have
harmed her younger son, Will.
After her relationship with Jordan ended, Jennifer started spending
time with her sister Nikki. Nikki had become attracted to
Mike Kasnoff. Likewise, Henry Coleman, a
friend of Mike's had become interested in Nikki. So the four of
them started doing things together, with Nikki and Henry scheming to get
together with the objects of their affection which sadly weren't
interested in them. Nikki only had eyes for Mike and well, Mike
still had feeling for Katie Perretti who had left town at this point.
Jennifer and Mike's lives became intertwined when he inspired her and
then became the model for her fledgling company Street Jeans. As
they spent more time together, they continued to grow closer and
couldn't deny their feelings for each other and finally decided to
pursue a relationship together. To complicate things, Katie
Perretti returned to town after spotting Mike's ad in a magazine.
Jennifer had her doubts but Mike convinced her that it was Jennifer that
he truly loved.
would only become more complicated. Street Jeans was now owned by
Worldwide Industries and Jennifer and Paul, who had been working there, were informed that Craig Montgomery was being named the new manager
of Street Jeans. Paul wanted no part of it but Jennifer
begrudgingly agreed to work with Craig instead of walking away from the
company she was so proud of. Craig was concerned about Jennifer
spending too much time with Mike instead of on her job and set up
obstacles for Jennifer and Mike, including trying to get Katie back in
Mike's life. Katie was anxious to reunite with Mike, so she was
scheming on her own, making her more than a willing, ready and able
co-conspirator without even knowing it.
the night of Jennifer's big style show, Mike was busy helping Katie.
While Jennifer assured Mike he didn't need to be there, lurking in the
background was Craig who took advantage of the situation and made sure
Jennifer learned that Mike was with Katie. Jennifer thought that
she had lost Mike and made a mistake that she would live to regret
forever. After too many drinks she slept with Craig Montgomery!
Jennifer immediately regretted it and things only got worse as Craig
blackmailed her by saying he would only keep quiet about it if she
stayed at Street Jeans. Jennifer finally convinced Sierra that she
wouldn't work with Craig and Dusty Donovan was brought over to run the
company, and rekindled the Dusty/Jennifer friendship. Jennifer was
honest with Mike about her night with Craig, but was soon horrified to
discover that she was pregnant.
Jennifer knew she didn't want Craig to be part of the baby's life and
Mike surprised Jennifer by offering to raise the baby as his own.
Paul convinced Jennifer that if she was
to keep the baby that she had to leave town immediately and never
return, in order to keep Craig out of her life. Craig could never
know this was his child. Jennifer and Mike left for Las Vegas to
marry and begin their life together. However, Katie had figured
out the truth, that her brother Craig was in fact the father of the baby
and accidentally let it slip out. Craig was not fooled for long,
nor was he tricked by the bogus itinerary that Paul had set up for them
and he quickly tracked them to Las Vegas, stopping the wedding.
Everyone then returned to Oakdale.
Sierra and Dusty had become frustrated with Jennifer when she left
Oakdale and were ready to close Street Jeans. Barbara and Paul met
with them and convinced them to give her one more chance. They
proceeded to convince them that Craig was the real problem and should
never be allowed to be a part of the baby's life. They formed a
plan and with the help of Craig's sister, Margo Hughes, they set up a
plot to run Craig out of the country for good on drug
charges. With Craig apparently gone for good, Jennifer and Mike finally
felt like they could get on with their lives. Jennifer and Mike
then went ahead with planning their future as a family and finally were
able to get married. While Katie, who was now married to Henry,
hoped that Mike would realize that he was making a mistake and call it
all off, the wedding went off without a hitch.
Happiness was short lived as a few weeks later Craig returned to
Oakdale. Rosanna had also returned to Oakdale, and heartbroken
that she couldn't get Paul to understand why she had left him, she
agreed to marry Craig. Craig hoped with the marriage that he would
be able to get custody of his child. Jennifer had found an ally in
Mike thought with Rosanna's help they could convince Craig to back off,
Jennifer and Dusty plotted to make it appear that Craig had pushed
Jennifer and caused her to fall. However both Rosanna and Katie
believed Craig that he had been setup. After overhearing Jennifer
on the phone with Dusty, Mike questioned Jennifer and when he realized
that once again she had turned to Dusty for help and kept the truth from
Mike, he decided he could no longer forgive her and took off for a hotel
in Chicago where he ran into Katie and reunited with her.
terribly distraught Jennifer learned that Mike had headed to Chicago and
went looking for him. Things only got worse for Jennifer when she
got to Mike's hotel room and discovered Katie there in the room with
him. While he said he never meant to hurt her, it was clear that
Mike wanted to be with Katie now, and had really never been over her as
he had so often told Jennifer that he was. As Jennifer is leaving
she experiences a sharp pain. Mike offers to call a doctor but
Jennifer says she will be alright. As she is driving home, a
tearful Jennifer places a call to Dusty instantly alarming him.
says she is heading to her mother's cabin, so Dusty finds out where that
is and rushes off to meet her. Alone in the cabin, Jennifer tries
to change a light bulb and falls. While not injured, she does
start experiencing labor pains. With no cell phone service,
Jennifer is unable to call for help and hopes she can make it back to
town on her own, only to realize that the contractions are too close
together and she won't be able to drive.
Fortunately Dusty arrived at the cabin just in time. While he
had every intention of rushing Jennifer to the hospital, she quickly
made him realize that it was too late. Dusty had no idea about
delivering a baby, but managed to support and comfort Jennifer through
the whole process to deliver the baby. A strong bond was formed that
night as Dusty felt a special connection, having delivered Jennifer's
baby boy. Knowing time was of the essence since the baby was
premature Dusty prepared to rush the baby to the hospital, only to
discover that Jennifer was now in danger too, so immediately raced both
to the hospital. Coincidently the same night at the hospital a
teenage girl, Gwen Norbeck also gave birth to a premature baby boy.
Gwen had decided to give her baby up for adoption to none other than
Craig Montgomery and his wife Rosanna. Sadly it appeared
Jennifer's baby just wasn't strong enough and within a day he had died.
Jennifer was heartbroken having to say goodbye to her son. She
had named him John Dustin after the brother that she never had a chance
to know, and after the man who delivered the baby. Once again
Dusty was there for her every step of the way, helping her get through
the pain. Mike wanted to be there for her too, but Jennifer pushed
him away, knowing that their marriage was over. Shortly
afterwards, Rosanna was in a tragic accident and was left in a coma, and
eventually sent to Switzerland. Craig was the one who had forced
her off the road and was sent to
prison. The pain continued to just get worse for Jennifer and
sadly she turned to drugs. Fortunately both Dusty and Meg Snyder
realized what was happening and sought help for her. Her brother Paul
had her committed to get her help. Dusty stood by Jennifer and was
the only one who seemed to think Jennifer could possibly be right that
her baby was still alive.
As Dusty started to do some investigating he learned that another
baby, Gwen Norbeck's, had been born that same night as Jennifer's.
Becoming suspicious, he asked for help from Meg Snyder and at the same
time also got a lead on the nurse who had been on duty the night the two
babies were born. Jennifer and Dusty took off
Florida to see the nurse, who sadly stood them up. In the meantime
they were growing closer and could no longer deny their feelings for one
another. When they started to make love though, Jennifer decided
she just couldn't give herself to Dusty, until she found her baby.
Unfortunately Meg saw and overheard them in the hotel room and Meg too
was in love with Dusty. Feeling betrayed by Dusty and being
berated by Paul, Meg decided not to deliver the news she had brought
The DNA tests had proven Jennifer's baby was alive! Everyone
returned to Oakdale but Jennifer and Dusty were still as determined as
ever to find out where Jennifer's baby was. Jennifer felt a bond
with Johnny and was still certain that he was in fact, alive. They
got Meg to run a blood test to prove that this was Jennifer's baby, only
to have the tests prove one and for all that it wasn't.
Finally convinced that her baby wasn't alive, Jennifer decided she
had to move on. but seeing Dusty was too much of a reminder for
her so she pushed him out of her life. Dusty then moved in with
Meg, but Meg's guilt soon became to much for her to handle and she
started to put the wheels in motion that finally got
truth out, that Jennifer's baby was alive! Finally Dusty was able
to do what he was trying to do for so long. He returned Jennifer's
baby to her! The truth came out that Paul had known all along that
Craig had switched the babies and Emily had helped keep the secret.
Paul begged for Jennifer's forgiveness, but she couldn't accept his
reasoning that he had done this to protect her from Craig.
Jennifer told Paul he was now dead to her!
Jennifer was now having a hard time denying her feelings for Dusty,
but he was with Meg. However, that suddenly came to an end on New
Year's Eve when Dusty discovered the truth that Meg had known about the
baby switch for months. The fact that Meg finally helped expose
the truth meant nothing to Dusty.
kicked Meg out of his life and was angry at himself for having been
fooled by her. Dusty then went to Jennifer and told her the truth,
both about Meg and about his real feelings for Jennifer. Dusty
admitted he had never stopped loving Jennifer. Once Jennifer had
made sure that things were truly over with Dusty and Meg, she finally
told Dusty what she had been longing to tell him. Jennifer was in
love with Dusty, too. Finally they could start the future they
have both been longing for.