Brook Lynn Ashton is back on GENERAL HOSPITAL with a new face but the same history. However, for newer viewers who might not remember that history, we’re here to fill you in with some highlights!
Who plays Brook Lynn?
Brook Lynn was originally played by Brooke Radding when the character was first introduced back in October of 1996. Brook Lynn was written out in 2001 but returned in 2004 played by Adrianne León. After leaving in 2006, León returned in 2010 for another stint that lasted until 2011. In November of 2019, Amanda Setton (Kimberly, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) became the third actress to play the role, though in August 2020, she went on maternity leave and the role was temporarily recast with Briana Lane. By November, the character had left Port Charles again, so perhaps when she returns, Setton will be available once more?
What happened to Brook Lynn?
Brook Lynn is the daughter of Ned Ashton Quartermaine and Lois Cerullo. Following her parents’ divorce, she was raised by her mother until moving to live with her father as a teenager. She befriended Georgie Jones and Dillon Quartermaine, but resisted their suggestions that she pursue her singing professionally as it was what her mother had always pressured her to do.
Things got worse with her mother when Lois got involved with criminal Lorenzo Alcazar, so Brook gave her a taste of her own medicine by cozying up to Diego Alcazar. However, despite her running away to Mexico with him and trying to help him find out if Sonny Corinthos was responsible for his father’s death, Brook was left out in the cold when Diego turned to Maxie Jones. Worse, she wound up as Maxie’s roommate at Port Charles University. When Brook was drugged at a party and nude photos of her were later circulated she realized that Diego was the stalker behind it. He wanted revenge because he blamed Brook and the other teens for Sage Alcazar’s death at the Quartermaine mansion.
Brook Lynn and Dante
Brook decided to leave Port Charles to finally pursue a music career, but returned a few years later after she was cut off from her trust fund. She earned a little extra money from Carly, who hired her to seduce Dante Falconeri away from Lulu Spencer. But after finding Dante truly loved Lulu, Brook had to resort to drugging him so they could be found in a compromising position. But when Lulu saw that he had been drugged, Brook tried to throw Carly under the bus, but Carly turned the blame right back around on her!
Still not wanting to turn to the Quartermaines for help, Brook found work with Nikolas Cassadine, being his companion for business functions and various events. But as they began to develop real feelings for each other, Elizabeth Webber tried to get her claws into him herself. Although Nikolas chose Brook, he later urged her to pursue the offer she had to go on tour with a band and the two parted as friends.
Why did Brook Lynn Return?
Brook Lynn showed up in Port Charles again in November of 2019 when she drowned her sorrows in Charlie’s Pub and struck up a conversation with Julian Jerome. It turned out she was hoping to use some of the Quartermaine influence to get rid of her former manager, Linc, who was pressuring her into finishing out her contract. Ned refused to bail out his daughter, so she decided to sell her shares of ELQ to Valentin Cassadine in exchange for him getting Linc off her back.
Ned offered his daughter a job at ELQ, but Brook Lynn accidentally exposed a secret deal in a social media post and was fired. She lashed out at Lulu for posting the story about her mistake and the longtime rivals had a vicious catfight that got Brook arrested. Later, they tried to make peace and Brook asked Lulu if she could borrow her boyfriend, Dustin Phillips — who she’d known back in the day — so they could collaborate on a new song.
Why can’t Brook Lynn sing?
When it was revealed that Brook Lynn had sold her shares to Valentin, Ned was so furious with his daughter he threw her out of the mansion. She was planning to perform a new theme for Deception at the 2020 Nurses Ball, but when she stumbled upon Nelle Benson plotting Wiley’s kidnapping, Brooke Lynn tried to call the cops and Nelle attacked her, slitting her throat with a pair of scissors! Thankfully, she survived, but still refused to accept her father’s apologies and crashed on Chase’s couch instead of going home to the mansion.
Tasked by Lucy Coe with performing a new song to promote Deception, Brook Lynn asked Amy Driscoll to provide the voice as she was still unable to sing after her throat injury. Unfortunately, during a “live” performance for a potential investor, Brook Lynn and Amy’s deception was exposed and she got fired! After learning that Nedhad cheated on Olivia with Alexis, Brook Lynn was disgusted, and every attempt to get the father and daughter to reconcile failed. One night, Brook Lynn sought comfort in Valentin’s bed, and when she decided she needed to go back to Bensonhurst to get some perspective on things, she had a pregnancy test in her bag!
Stay tuned to GH to see what happens next!
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