Casey Hughes


Casey Hughes

Infobox soap character
series = As the World Turns
name = Casey Hughes


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first = 1990
caption1 = Billy Magnussen a.k.a. Casey Hughes
birth =
gender = Male
romances =
occupation = Former Barman at the Lakeview
Formerly Emily Stewart's Personal Assistant
portrayer = Zach Roerig (January 18, 2004 to May 2, 2007)
Billy Magnussen (January 29, 2008 to present)
color = #99CCCC

Casey Robert Hughes is a fictional character on the soap opera "As the World Turns". He is the only child of Margo Montgomery and Tom Hughes. He was last played by Zach Roerig from January 18 2004 to May 2 2007. Since January 29, 2008, newcomer Billy Magnussen has taken over the role.

Character history

Casey Robert Hughes is the only son of Margo and Thomas Christopher Hughes. He is named after Casey Peretti, Margo's late stepfather who she was very close to. Casey was always a quiet and good boy who didn't cause any trouble. He had a good relationship with his parents and hated it whenever they fought. When he found out that his mom had an affair with a former football player, Doc Reese, Casey decided to go live with his dad, who had left Margo at the time. Tom forced Casey to talk with his mother, however, and he had to live at home again. Soon after, his parents got back together again.

At age 16, Casey met a girl named Celia Ortega and despite her brother's arguments, the two started to date. Despite the fact that Casey loved being with Celia, he started to freak out whenever she was around the new waitress Gwen Norbeck. After a couple of months, Casey and Gwen had a one-night stand at a party and Casey was embarrassed by it because Celia always talked about marrying as a virgin. Things changed when Gwen turned out to be pregnant with Casey's child. Knowing this would hurt Celia, who he had a secret crush on, Casey's best friend, William Munson said he was the baby's father. Casey was shaken when Celia broke up with him and started a relationship with Will. However, only after a few weeks, Celia left Oakdale to be with her family in Montega.

Though the girl they both had a crush on had left town, a war was already started between the two. Will hinted to Casey that he was the father, and was angry Casey was lying about it. Casey, however, acted like nothing was going on and told the entire neighborhood that Gwen was a cheap girl who slept with everyone. After Gwen gave birth to her son at the hospital, her baby was given to Rosanna Cabot and Craig Montgomery, who she had chosen to adopt her son. However, Rosanna was in a car accident and slipped into a coma, while Craig was in jail for causing the accident. Rosanna's sister Carly Tenney-Snyder took custody over the boy, Rory Cabot, but that wasn't what Gwen wanted. In order to get him back, she had to prove to be stable enough and to give a father's name. She pointed out that Casey was the father and a paternity test was administered.

Margo and Tom both asked their son if he was the father. Convinced that Will was, but scared that he might be the father, Casey told them he wasn't the father; he never even slept with Gwen. Margo took him for his word, but Tom doubted his answer. However, in court, the results came back negative and showed that Casey was "not" the father. Confused with the results, but happy that he was "right" all along, Casey was cleared by the court. Casey told Gwen and Will that they ruined his life and that Will wasn't his friend anymore.

Casey was left alone by them, giving him his normal life back. However, Casey changed into a completely different person, dating one girl after another. He then met Madeline "Maddie" Coleman, who had just arrived in Oakdale. Both couldn't stand each other and were shocked to learn that Maddie was going to live with them. In the following weeks, Casey and Maddie tried to avoid each other as much as possible. However, when Maddie got into trouble with her boss, B.J. Green, Casey helped her, which ended in exposing the kidnapping of Henry Coleman, Maddie's older brother. After spending so much time together, Casey and Maddie became really close, though their moments were often ruined by bad timing and the wrong words.

Then, the truth about Gwen's baby finally came out, which was that Gwen's baby was switched at the hospital with Jennifer Munson's baby. Casey's paternity test was negative because the wrong baby was tested; Casey was in fact the father of Gwen's baby. Unfortunately, Casey and Gwen's baby died at the hospital on the night he was born. Tom, and mostly Margo, were disappointed by their son and his lies. They punished him by not letting him go to college in a different state, forcing him to stay at local college "Oakdale Latin". Maddie revealed that she would miss him if he had gone to another state. In a moment of spontaneity, Casey kissed her, but Maddie refused his advances.

When Casey discovered that Maddie was helping Will and Gwen, who were running from the cops due to a crime they didn't commit, Casey helped her once again. After their names were cleared, Casey rebuilt his friendship with Will and Gwen. At the police station, Maddie and Casey almost shared a kiss, but were interrupted by Margo. Later at "Java" they became close again, but, again, were interrupted by Margo. The same day, they finally kissed, giving into their feelings. However, Margo caught them some days later, making out on the couch. Margo reminded her son what happened the last time he was "making out", while Casey tried to convince his mom they were just kissing. After Margo caught them again, she told Maddie to leave the house, unable to accept that Casey has a relationship with the girl who lived under her roof.

Though Maddie moved out of the house, they still kept seeing each other. When Casey and Maddie ended up "on" the bed, Maddie became quiet and shut down, unable to tell Casey why. She even broke up with him. Casey was heartbroken but wanted to show Maddie he was over her, so he started dating Lia McDermott again, an old girlfriend. The next day, Lia was found dead in a shower cabin, stabbed to death with a knife. Everyone pointed Maddie out as the suspect and she was arrested. Her brother Henry and sister Eve arrived at the station to clear her name and Maddie was released. When Maddie's ex-boyfriend Nate was found dead as well, Maddie was taken by the cops again, this time to their cell beneath the Oakdale PD. Maddie was shocked to learn that her own sister, Eve, thought she might be guilty. However, more teenagers were killed, clearing Maddie's name since she had no connection to any of them. Casey realized that someone was after all of them and went to the woods, where a few cabins were rented for vacation. Along with Gwen and other friends, Casey was trying to leave everything in Oakdale behind. However, the killer had followed them, killing more teens. After everyone split up and ran for their lives, Maddie's sister was revealed to be the killer.

In the hospital, Maddie told Casey why she was so scared to make love to him; she was raped once by someone she thought to be her friend. Casey was hurt by Maddie's tears and touched by her confession that she loved him. Casey told her that he loved her back and they renewed their relationship. Everything was going great between Maddie and Casey, until Casey and Will's older brother Adam Munson came to town. Adam had become a music producer, offering Gwen a chance to make some demos. Despite Gwen's relationship with Adam's brother Will, Adam fell in love with her. When Casey gambled on the internet and had a major debt to pay, Casey stole Will's trust fund in order to pay. Adam framed Will for the theft, so he had to go to jail and Adam could have Gwen all to himself. His plan backfired when Casey confessed that he stole the money and Casey was arrested by Jack Snyder. As a minor and the son of a cop, Casey was released with bail and could go back home, as long as he didn't leave Oakdale until his trial was over.

That same night, Adam was forced by his two brothers to leave Oakdale, a chance to escape jail time. Adam called Gwen, begging her to come to the forest to say goodbye. There, he confessed his love and tried to kiss her, when he was suddenly hit from behind by Maddie, who thought he tried to rape her. Scared that they killed him, Gwen and Maddie dug a grave and buried Adam, unaware that he was still alive. The next couple of days, both Maddie and Gwen were stalked by someone. To escape their fate in jail, Gwen, Maddie and Will planned to leave Oakdale and Casey decided to come along to be near Maddie. Adam turned out to be alive and locked Casey and Will in a cabin and knocked Maddie unconscious. He tried to rape Gwen, but he stopped by Casey and Will, who were able to break free. Gwen and Casey stopped Will from killing Adam. Casey and Will told their brother Adam to leave and never return again. In the cabin, more than a year after they met, Casey and Maddie finally made love for the first time, after she confessed that it was her sister's husband who raped her.

Back in Oakdale, Casey was taken into custody immediately, as he was not supposed to leave Oakdale while out on bail. Casey's trial was moved up and the jury sentenced him to six months in jail. Casey and Maddie promised to write and call each other every week and Casey was taken to jail.

In the following weeks, Maddie and Casey wrote to each other and sent videos to their cell phones. However, three months after Casey was taken to jail, he told Maddie that he was not good enough for her so she should move on. Maddie was heartbroken and in a painful moment, she slept with the new WOAK intern, Noah Mayer. Maddie felt guilty because of Casey, but was unaware that she was also hurting her best friend Luke Snyder, who was in love with Noah. Noah told Maddie he would like to see her again and in a desperate decision to move on with her life, Maddie started dating Noah.

2008

Casey was released early from jail, where he had a rough time. Casey visited his grandfather Bob and went to see Gwen and Will and their baby Hallie. Casey got a job at the Lakeview.

Casey is now pretending to be Luke Snyder's boyfriend, in a bid to keep Ameera Ali Aziz in the United States. Casey has a crush on Ameera but her visa was out of date, so she married Luke's boyfriend, Noah Mayer. Homeland security became suspicious when they found Casey and Ameera hanging out together, so Luke pretended that Casey was gay. After finding out that Ameera has feelings for Noah, Casey decided to stop playing along with the charade and told Luke about Ameera's true feelings. Casey was fired from the Lakeview for being late. After hanging out around the house for a while, Casey got offered the job of being Emily Stewart's personal assistant, of which Margo disapproved. Not long after starting at the Intruder, Casey was held captive with Emily in her office by a judge wanting revenge for an article Emily had published. Luckily, Casey managed to stay cool and keep the judge from hurting anyone. Margo voiced her disapproval, so Emily fired Casey. After a run in with Margo, Emily confronted Tom and told him to make Margo back off. Tom managed to get Margo to accept Casey's choices. Casey convinced Emily to rehire him.

Soon, there were sexual tensions between Casey and Emily, after he had seen her naked in her office. They had sex, which they continued to have, despite fearing someone might find out. After a while, their feelings grew deeper and admitting their love for each other. When Margo found out, she was outraged and demanded Emily to stay away from her son. This only brought the two of them closer and in a mment of spontanity, Emily asked Casey to marry her. They did, but soon after they came back to Oakdale, Emily had no memory of the proposal or the ceremony and wondered what had gotten into her. She dumped Casey, who was shaken by this. Not mucht later, they got back together, but then Emily collapsed in front of Margo and she was taken to the hospital. While being there, Casey suddenly had a psychotic episode and was admitted to the hospital as well. NOt much later, more patiens, such as Meg Ryan, Alison Stewart and Chris Hughes were admitted as well and a plaque was discovered. Chris found out someone was poisoning them, and it brought out different kind of emotions in everyone. Casey got very agressive everytime he wanted something. When he asked for a nurse to bring his wife with him, she refused, to which Casey became very outraged and tried to kill the nurse. Margo, at that point, had realized Casey truly loved Emily, and brought Emily to Casey's bed, where not much later, Tom had given his blessings for their marriage.

Family and relationships

Parents

* Thomas "Tom" Hughes (father)
* Margo Montgomery Hughes (mother)

ibling(s)

* Lien Hughes (paternal half-sister)
* Adam Munson (maternal half-brother)
* Daniel Hughes (paternal half-brother)

Marital status

Single

Past marriage(s)

* Emily Stewart (annulled; August 8-15, 2008)

Children

* William "Billy" Norbeck (son, with Gwen Norbeck Munson, deceased)

Other relatives

* Robert "Bob" Hughes (paternal grandfather)
* Lisa Grimaldi (paternal grandmother)
* John Dixon (maternal grandfather)
* Lyla Montgomery (maternal grandmother)
* Frances "Frannie" Hughes (paternal half-aunt)
* Sabrina Hughes (paternal half-aunt)
* Christopher "Chris" Hughes II (paternal half-uncle)
* Scott Eldridge (paternal half-uncle)
* Charles "Chuck" Shea (paternal half-uncle, deceased)
* Ian "Duke" Kramer (maternal half-uncle)
* Andrew "Andy" Dixon (maternal half-uncle)
* Matthew John "MJ" Dixon (maternal half-uncle)
* John "Johnny" Dixon Jr. (maternal half-uncle, deceased)
* Craig Montgomery (maternal half-uncle)
* Cricket Montgomery Ross (maternal half-aunt)
* Kathryn "Katie" Peretti (maternal half-aunt)
* Hope Dixon (maternal half-cousin)
* Bryant Montgomery (maternal half-cousin, deceased)
* Lucinda "Lucy" Montgomery (maternal half-cousin)
* John "Johnny" Donovan (maternal half-cousin)
* William "Billy" Ross (maternal half-cousin)
* Suzanne "Suzie" Ross (maternal half-cousin)

Flings and relationships

* Gwen Norbeck Munson (one night stand)
* Celia Ortega (dated)
* Madeline "Maddie" Coleman (lover)
* Lia McDermott (dated, deceased)
* Madeline "Maddie" Coleman (lover)
* Ameera Ali Aziz (crush)
* Emily Stewart (lovers)

References


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