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Chloe Lambert Stephanie
Marital Status: John Lambert
Children: Jacinta, James, Marc,
Occupation: Owner and manager of Lassiter's hotel
Stephanie Scully became
involved with Marc Lambert, she also found herself having
to answer to his acerbic mother, Chloe. Though married to
John, it was obvious that Chloe was the one running the show,
as she kept everyone at Lassiter’s hotel, which the couple
had taken over in 2002, in line.
the first meeting between the Lamberts and Steph’s parents,
Joe and Lyn,
the differences between the status became obvious. Things
went rapidly downhill when the revelation that the couple
were engaged, something Marc had lacked to tell them, came
out during the evening. Chloe immediately vowed that her son
would not be marrying a Scully. Though Steph tried to make
an effort with her future mother-in-law, it soon became clear
that it would be a huge battle to win her over. When Steph
finally came out with the truth, that she felt Chloe didn’t
think she was good enough, Chloe was impressed with her bravery.
With Steph’s sister, Flick,
working at the hotel, it became clear to Chloe that she wasn’t
going to be seeing the back of the Scully family any time
shortly before the wedding, Chloe visited Steph to explain
the real reason for her concerns. She simply felt that Marc
wasn’t mature enough to enter into a marriage and was only
going through with the whole thing to spite his parents. It
seemed that Chloe had been right, at least in part, as the
wedding came to an abrupt halt midway through the ceremony.
Marc revealed that he couldn’t marry Steph and it later became
clear that he was actually in love with Flick. Chloe passed
out at this revelation and later, after Marc had attempted
to form a relationship with Flick, she sent her son off to
London, to escape the whole mess.
the following months, Chloe kept a low profile with the locals.
When Flick returned to town after a spell travelling in the
USA, she was surprised to find that Chloe was willing to rehire
to work on reception at the hotel. Chloe explained that she
admired the guts Flick had shown in returning and facing her
problems rather than running away. Meanwhile, Chloe’s marriage
was in trouble and she found comfort in the company of Dr.
Darcy Tyler. When she had an asthma attack in the grounds
of Lassiter’s, he helped her and she asked him out as a thank-you.
He accompanied her to a showing of ‘The Graduate’, little
realising the implications of seeing such a play. Tongues
immediately began to wag over this unusual pairing and when
Chloe then gave Darcy an expensive watch as a gift, he began
to become paranoid. Chloe also revealed that John had asked
her for a divorce, leaving him wondering about her true motives
for offering her friendship.
at the Lambert mansion alone, and fearing there was a prowler
on the loose after a break-in, Chloe asked Darcy to stay the
night, though in separate rooms. The following morning, Chloe’s
youngest daughter, Jordan, came home from boarding school
and was shocked to find this man staying with her mother.
Meanwhile, the burglars returned and Darcy and Chloe found
themselves spending the night tied up together, with plenty
of time to reflect on their feelings, until the maid arrived
in the morning to help them. As things between Chloe and Darcy
moved on and they slept together, all the while concerned
about their relationship becoming public knowledge, Jordan
vowed that she would get rid of her mother’s new man. After
engineering things so that she and Darcy spent the evening
together, she ran crying to her mum, claiming Darcy made a
move on her. Chloe wasn’t sure who to believe, though she
found it difficult to accuse her daughter on lying. When Darcy
was attacked in Lassiter’s car park a few days later, Jordan
was forced to reveal that she made up the whole thing and
arranged for Darcy to be beaten up. Though things finally
seemed to be working out for the couple, there was one final
hurdle that was just too big. When Chloe saw Darcy with baby
Ben at his birthday party, she
realised that he’d make a great father, but that she’d never
be able to provide him with a family. In her usual, business-like
style, Chloe ended the relationship and Darcy moved his attentions
back to one of his former flames, Dee
Stephanie Daniel also played Dr. Lockyer in 1985 and Ruth Wilson, an English lady-friend
of Jim Robinson during the
1986 season of the show.
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