For a long time the summer staple has been a
current adventure of the younger set in Port Charles, or as they have
come to be called,' The Scoobies.'
This summers version is a bit different as Maxie
and Spin, are doing their thing in PC, and Lulu and Johnny, who is
actually a tad old to be a Scoobie, are off doing their thing in New
Probably the best Scoobies were the Four
Musketeers. Lucky, Elizabeth, Nikolas and Emily! I think they were my
But to go back a bit, did you know that
Jason was once a Scoobie? Yes, Jason, Jagger, and Karen, they
had a series of summer adventures. Right there on Spoon Island,
before the Cassadines were even in town!
But the original Scoobies, and this might surprise
you, were: Scotty Baldwin, Laura Vining Webber, and their
friends Brian and Claudia Phillips! Yes!
Laura was a very confused and emotional young
woman, as a young teen, the shocking news that she was Lesley's
daughter, taken at birth and switched for the Vining's child, who
died, by Lesley's controlling father, who didn't want his daughters
career ruined by having a child, helped to unsettle her even more.
Lesley, who had dreamt about this child, eventually discovered the
truth, immediately sued for custody, but an understanding judge
declined to make a decision, letting Laura live with Lesley for a
while, to let her decide. Laura loved Lesley's life style, the money
and the perks. At the time Lesley was married to Cam Faulkner, a
millionaire, who was not thrilled with acquiring a teen aged
stepdaughter. But she missed her other Mom, Barbara Vining who had
raised her. This is by the way, where Amy Vining, Laura's sister came
It was a difficult time, eventually, Laura moved in permanently
with Lesley, and started dating a really nice, upstanding young man,
a law student named Scotty Baldwin! His best friend Brian, and
Brian's future wife, Claudia doubled with them and they became good
Lesley married Rick Webber. An old friend of his, David
Hamilton, moved in with them, he hated Rick having discovered his late
wife loved Rick. He was insanely jealous of Rick and made a pass at
Lesley who shot him down in no uncertain terms, so he went after
Laura, and had an affair with the young girl.
Rick found out, kicked him out and as he was leaving town Laura
begged him to take her with him, she thought she was in love with
him. He laughed in her face, told her he had only slept with her to
get back at her mother, she lost her temper, and shoved him, he hit
his head on the fireplace, and died.
Laura developed hysterical amnesia and didn't remember what she
had done. Lesley took the blame and went to jail for the murder. Laura
ran away and Scotty and Brian went looking for her, finding her in New
York mixed up with prostitutes, drug dealers and other assorted bad
guys. They rescued her, hence the first Scoobie adventure, and
brought her home.
What started me thinking about this was the scene the other day on
GH where Lulu and Johnny were out on the fire escape. Scott and Laura
did that same scene all those years ago, when they were on the run. I
was wondering if it might even be the same set!
Eventually the truth came out, Lesley was cleared, Laura was put
on probation, which she hated. By this time Scotty was in love with
her, tho when they had one of their numerous breakups he had had a
rebound affair with a young woman named Bobbie Spencer, a young
student nurse. Bobbie was a gold digger back then, she wanted Scott,
he offered everything she wanted, a good family, a career, the chance
of money, and to be respectable. Bobbie was vicious and did
everything and anything she could to break Laura and Scott up. This
was when she enlisted her older brother, Luke, to come to town and
help her. Little did she know........................
After one of the attempts almost killed Laura, Luke no longer
wanted to do this. He was already starting to be interested in Laura.
Laura was 17, and to get off probation she had to be 18 or
married. She persuaded her parents to let her marry Scott, and they
had an extremely sweet wedding in the park. Amy, Brian and Claudia
stood up for them, ironically, years later, they stood up for her
again, when she married Luke!
Scott was so in love with Laura, he was a decent upstanding young
man, out to save the world. He had not yet become the disillusioned,
angry man he is today.
They started out life in a terrible apartment in an old rundown
building, as Scott was just starting out, she wanted to help, and got
a job at the Disco, and the rest we know, is history!