Episode Tenure: 023-866; 1479-2137
Airdates: August 29, 1984 to January 12, 1988; June 8, 1990 to January 15,
Episode Tenure: 354
Airdates: December 18, 1985
• Sold mattresses for Mort Zimmerman
• Manager of Johnny's Place
• Augusta Lockridge
• Caroline Wilson
(1987; dissolved by her death)
• Gina Timmons (wed
• Sophia Capwell
• Eden Capwell (flirtation)
• T. MacDonald Lockridge (father;
• Minx Lockridge
• Brick Wallace
(son; with Sophia)
• Laken Lockridge (daughter;
• Cassandra Benedict
*While Warren wasn't a Lockridge by blood, he
was raised by Lionel, who thought of him as his own son.
Lionel was the globetrotting and womanizing patriarch of the
wealthy Lockridge clan. His first scene came when he breezed into a local
bar, shocking his wife Augusta with his return from a trip abroad. A wacky
and well-meaning wastrel, Lionel had no head for business and was usually
found bickering with Augusta or disappointing his mother Minx. At the same
time, the Lockridges had a long-standing feud with the Capwells and its
patriarch C.C. Capwell. However, few knew of Lionel's
past affair with C.C.'s former wife, Sophia Wayne, whom Lionel believed to
be dead after she had fallen off his boat years before. Recalling his love
for Sophia, Lionel became drawn to her beautiful daughter, Eden.
When Lionel and Augusta found themselves trapped after an earthquake,
Lionel finally told his wife about his affair with Sophia Capwell and her
tragic but accidental death. Lionel's next problem arrived in the form of
Dominic, a mysterious bearded man. Dominic played with Lionel's mind and framed
him for the 1979 murder of C.C. and Sophia's son, Channing Capwell Jr.
Dominic's tips soon caused Lionel to be arrested. Meanwhile, Lionel was
involved in an art hoax with newcomer Elizabeth Peale.
Lionel was shocked to discover that Dominic was really Sophia, who
believed Lionel had tried to kill her that day on the boat. Eventually, he
was cleared of killing Channing Jr. Upon learning that Sophia was alive,
Augusta rejected Lionel and threw him out of the house. Later, she became
blind as a result of a tunnel explosion under the Capwell-Lockridge
mansions. In an attempt to cheer up Augusta, Lionel arranged for milkman
Frank Armsted to romance her. Augusta's eyesight returned, and she took
Lionel back. A few months later, Lionel was shocked to learn that he was
Channing Jr.'s real father through his affair with Sophia. Lionel and
Sophia grew closer, which didn't sit too well with Augusta. She believed
that Lionel and Sophia had rekindled their romance, so she left Lionel.
Lionel learned that he and Sophia were the parents of Brick Wallace, not
Channing Jr., since Minx had switched the babies at birth! Augusta ended
her marriage to Lionel and got his supposedly valuable paintings as a
divorce settlement. The paintings were actually forgeries, but Lionel kept
mum about this when C.C. Capwell bought them. The feud between the
Capwells and Lockridges intensified when C.C. forced Lionel to turn over
the Lockridge estate to keep his son Warren out of jail. Lionel and
Augusta briefly reconciled after that.
Things were going great for Lionel and Augusta until, one day, he
learned that she'd been kidnapped. Frantic with worry, Lionel swallowed
his pride and asked C.C. for money to pay the ransom demand for his wife.
As it turned out, Augusta had faked the kidnapping and wanted Lionel to
keep C.C.'s money. She then left town. Lionel was heartbroken. A young
woman, Jane Wilson,
became sexually attracted to him, but he thought of her like a daughter
and rejected her. He later became romantically involved with Jane's mother,
Lionel and Caroline (pictured) were happy together until she began
suffering from a rare and deadly virus. The couple got married anyway.
Desperate to keep his new wife alive, Lionel stole the anti-viral serum
developed by Dr. Alex Nikolas. Sadly, the serum
didn't keep Caroline from dying. Lionel was devastated. He slowly faded
from the limelight after that.
Lionel was briefly seen as the year began and was later said to have left
Augusta was distraught when she learned that Lionel had died in a car
accident in the Orient. A memorial service was held for him. Afterwards,
Augusta was shocked to realize that her limo driver was none other than
Lionel! He told Augusta that he faked his death as part of a plan to
retrieve his valuable paintings from the tunnel, having sold those
forgeries to C.C. years before. Unfortunately for Lionel, his paintings
had been stolen by Gina Timmons. She believed they were only forgeries and
was secretly switching them with the paintings in C.C.'s mansion. When
Lionel found out, he pretended to team up with Gina before double-crossing
her. By then, C.C. had discovered what both Lionel and Gina were up to, so
he decided to set Lionel up by having him sell the fake paintings to his
Asian buyer. Lionel found out about this too late, and the buyer had
Once again, Lionel found himself in the position of enlisting C.C.'s
help to pay ransom money for Augusta. In exchange for the Lockridge estate,
C.C. agreed to fork over the money. Meanwhile, after a tiff with Augusta,
Lionel had a one night stand with Sophia. His burden of keeping this from
Augusta was lifted when Eden erased the incident from history in an
out-of-body experience. Around the same time, Lionel learned that sneaky
Cassandra (Cassie) Benedict was Minx's long-lost daughter.
Suspicious of Cassie, Lionel went to Macao to investigate her past.
When he returned to Santa Barbara, he learned that Augusta was being
blackmail over her assumed involvement in Anthony Tonell's murder.
Refusing to believe that Augusta was innocent, Lionel broke with his
ex-wife for good. Later that year, Augusta admitted to Lionel that their
son Warren was not really his. She was shocked to learn that Lionel had
known about this all along. Soon after, she left town to seek help for her
recent drinking problem.
Once Warren learned about his real parentage, he bitterly rejected
Lionel. Later, when Cassie poisoned soup intended for her rival Angela
Raymond, Lionel ate it instead and almost died. Fortunately, he
recovered, and he also reconciled with Warren. Furthermore, he became
involved with Gina Timmons and married her as part of a plan to get back
at the Capwells. He ended up settling down with Gina and her baby,
Channing III, who had been fathered by C.C. Capwell.