Episode Tenure: 011-2050
Airdates: August 13, 1984 to September 11, 1992
• Secret agent
• Police detective
• Private detective at the Last Resort
Andrade (1986; divorced)
Capwell (1988 to 1992; divorced)
• Jodie Walker (one night stand)
• Victoria Lane
• Suzanne Collier
• Kelly Capwell
• Rafael Castillo (father)
• Carmen Castillo (mother)
• Ric Castillo (half brother)
• Carmen Castillo
• Rafe Castillo (half brother)
• B.J. Walker (daughter; with Jodie)
• Chip Castillo (daughter; with Victoria)
• Adriana Castillo (son; with Eden)
Handsome and heroic, Cruz Castillo arrived in Santa Barbara to put out
a dangerous fire on C.C. Capwell's oil rig. Once that
was accomplished, Cruz became attracted to his childhood friend Santana
Andrade. This changed, however, when C.C.'s oldest daughter Eden Capwell
returned to town. Sexual sparks ignited between Cruz and Eden because,
unbeknownst to anyone, the two were former lovers, having met in Europe.
Around the same time, Cruz turned out to be a secret agent.
Cruz saved Eden from the clutches of the Carnation Killer. They became
engaged, but their wedding at the Capwell Hotel was interrupted by a fire.
Now a cop, Cruz investigated the 1979 murder of Channing Capwell Jr. When
Eden's mother, Sophia Capwell, turned out to be
the killer, Cruz was forced to arrest the woman. Hurt and angry, Eden
broke up with Cruz. The two feuded for months until C.C. intervened and
got them back together. Cruz and Eden again made wedding plans. Later,
with C.C. in a coma, Eden fell victim to Gina's
plot to disconnect C.C.'s life-support system and frame Eden for the
crime. Fortunately, C.C. didn't die. Still, Eden believed she was
responsible for the murder attempt and couldn't face Cruz anymore. She
reluctantly married Kirk Cranston, an opportunistic
schemer. Cruz was unable to stop her.
Upon learning that Eden was pregnant with Kirk's child, Cruz felt very
defeated. In an attempt to move on with his life, he married Santana
Andrade to help her get custody of her son Brandon. During this time, Kirk
tried to kill Eden, causing her to miscarry. Cruz and Eden then pretended
to have an affair to get proof that Kirk was guilty. When Kirk threw Eden
in a shark tank, it was Cruz who rescued her. Kirk was ultimately arrested,
leaving Eden a free woman. Still, Cruz remained married to Santana. That
changed when Santana accidentally struck Eden with a car, having been drugged
by Gina. Cruz and Santana's marriage ended, and Cruz and Eden reunited.
The two were happy together until Cruz's
ex-girlfriend, Victoria Lane, returned to Santa Barbara. Cruz and Tori
shared a secret regarding the death of Katie Timmons, Keith's sister. When
the two were shipwrecked in a storm, they holed up in a deserted lighthouse.
Feverish and delirious, Cruz made love to Tori because he thought she was
Eden. When Eden found out, she and Cruz broke up. To make
matters worse, Tori turned out to be pregnant.
Cruz and Eden (pictured) were reunited by their friend Pearl
while the three of them were traveling on the Orient Express. Soon after,
Cruz and Eden were distraught when Eden lost their baby, a baby they
didn't even know she was carrying. Following this tragedy, they decided to
get married in Utah. When Eden went there ahead of Cruz, Elena
Nikolas (a.k.a. Eleanor Norris) threw her over a mountain and faked
Eden's death. Needless to say, Cruz was devastated. He mourned Eden's
and opened up a detective agency called The Last Resort. Elena got herself
hired at the Last Resort. She also tried to seduce Cruz, but he rejected
her. Then, Eden returned to Santa Barbara alive but paralyzed and having
been held captive by a mountain man named Cain. Elena was
killed shortly afterwards. Cruz was
put on trial for the murder. Determined to prove his innocence, he escaped
during Kelly and Jeffrey Conrad's
wedding. He and Eden used a sea grotto as a hiding place while they
investigated Elena's murder. In the end, Cruz was cleared of the crime.
Meanwhile, Eden regained the use of her legs.
Following an adventure concerning an assassin called "The Fox,"
Cruz and Eden were finally ready to get married. They tied the knot in a
romantic ceremony in Pepple Creek, the place where Eden had been conceived.
Soon after, Cruz learned that he was the father of Tori's son Chip. Then,
while working on a case, Cruz was knocked unconscious and set adrift in a
rowboat. He woke up with amnesia on an island owned by the crazy Dr.
Willoughby. Found by Eden, Cruz regained his memory and outwitted
Willoughby in a "game" in which Willoughby intended to hunt Cruz
down and kill him. Back in Santa Barbara, Cruz and Eden moved into a new
beach house. There, Eden was brutally raped by a man that would become
known as the "video rapist." When Eden turned out to be
pregnant, Cruz feared that the rapist was the baby's father.
Eden gave birth to a girl named Adriana. Cruz was relieved when tests
results proved that Adriana was his daughter. The baby was soon kidnapped
by Eden's rapist, Dr. Zack Kelton. Zack made a
dying declaration that Adriana was dead, but Cruz refused to believe this.
He accepted the help of a psychic named Sandra Mills to find his daughter.
Things got complicated when Sandra became obsessed with Cruz. Eventually,
Cruz and Eden found Adriana living in Paris with his sister-in-law Hollis,
who had bought the baby on the black market. A month later, Cruz had a
reunion with his father Rafael in Acapulco. Cruz and Eden's marriage was
going well until Robert Barr arrived in town. Robert was Eden's former
lover and tried to win her back. When Eden was torn between the two men,
Cruz was too proud to stick around and moved out of the house.
Cruz and Eden magically reunited in Pepple Creek after the Robert Barr
debacle. Cruz then investigated drug deals in Santa Barbara. Eden was
knocked out by Marcos, a drug dealer, and wound up in a coma. As soon as
she woke up, Cruz sent her to Paris for her own safety. During her
absence, Cruz learned that the drug lord was none other than Kirk Cranston.
Later, Cruz was given a talisman that got him into a lot of trouble. He
was kidnapped by the Pasha of Kareef, who was interested in the powers of
the talisman and wanted Cruz to produce a child with one of the Pasha's
wives. Eden went to Kareef and was eventually reunited with Cruz. Back in
Santa Barbara, when Robert's twin brother Quinn got killed, Eden wrongly
believed she did the deed. On her way to confess to Quinn's murder, she got into a car accident and went into another
Fortunately, Cruz's love brought her back on Christmas Eve.
Eden began having multiple personalities, including a jewel thief named
Lisa. She and Andre Wolfe pulled off some robberies before finally being
caught. When Eden/Lisa ran away, Cruz went after her but was unable to
keep her from falling over a high ocean cliff. Eden was thought to be dead,
but soon returned disguised as a painter named Suzanne Collier. Sadly,
Cruz couldn't see through the disguise. When Eden/Suzanne disappeared
after shooting her mother Sophia, Cruz tried to find her in North Carolina.
Instead, he met the real Suzanne Collier, an old friend of Eden's, and
realized that Eden was alive after all. Suzanne moved to Santa Barbara to
help Cruz. The two became involved.
Unable to compete with the memory of Eden, Suzanne broke up with Cruz.
When Cruz received divorce papers from Eden, urging him to move on with
his life, he painfully signed them. He became involved with Eden's sister,
Kelly. Furthermore, he was reunited with his high school buddies Reese
and Jodie Walker at their class reunion. Cruz was the first person to realize that Reese and
Jodie's grown daughter, B.J., had been sexually molested by Frank Goodman.
Frank then locked Cruz and Jodie in a slaughterhouse, where Jodie admitted
to Cruz that B.J. was his daughter. Frank was killed. A short while later,
Cruz uncovered evidence suggesting B.J. had killed her molester. Trying to
take the blame for his daughter, Cruz abandoned Kelly and Santa Barbara
after leaving a confession note. He wasn't heard from again.