On "One Life to Live," Blair has tracked down the secret Tea's been trying to keep bottled up ever since returning to Llanview: Ross Rayburn, Tea's surfer-bum island lover ... and husband. While Blair rubs her hands together in glee and practically experiences choice paralysis from the number of ways she could use this information to deep-six Ms. Delgado, we thought we'd take the opportunity to catch the rest of y'all up on who this Ross Rayburn is and what we know about him. You have questions, we have (some) answers!
Are we supposed to remember this guy?
Yep! Though not looking the way he does now. In Ross's previous incarnation on the show, he was played by Shawn Christian, currently looking sad-eyed at Chloe's bedside as Dr. Daniel Jonas on "Days of our Lives."
But this new Ross looks familiar too ...
Ah, yes, that's because he's played by Michael Lowry, who played Jake Martin on "All My Children" in the late 1990s.
So what was Ross's deal on "One Life" before?
OK, let's set the scene: Todd wanted to kidnap his children -- Starr and Jack -- rather than allow Blair to keep them away from him. He goes to Hawaii to snatch the kids, but runs into Tea there, and Tea ends up spilling Todd's scheme to Blair in a rare moment of solidarity with her #1 rival. So Todd's already not in a good mood when he and Tea end up shipwrecked on an island with one Ross Rayburn, who was one of the men Todd hired to kidnap the kids in the first place. So you know Ross isn't entirely on the up and up.