Eddie Silva's life took a tragic turn the night he decided to follow his mother, Deena. Deena was involved with drugs and Eddie wanted to protect her. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to and Deena was killed by a police officer. The officer, Margo Hughes, felt extremely guilty and offered to take Eddie into her home. Eddie found a great friend in Margo and told her about his trouble childhood spent in foster homes. Margo became Eddie's mother figure and she was instrumental in helping him overcome the sleepwalking problem that had plagued him since childhood. Eddie also had a crush on Margo and told her so. Unfortunately, unbeknownst to both, this conversation was filmed and broadcasted for Margo's husband, Tom, to see by Emily Stewart in the hope that it would break Margo and Tom up.
That same year, Eddie met Georgia Tucker. The two became best friends as he helped her through her health and family problems. Eventually, they fell in love. About this time, he began the search for the father that abandoned his mom when she was pregnant. When the search became futile, he abandoned it to concentrate on his relationship with Georgia. Later Eddie found out that his father was none other than his own boss, Alec Wallace. Suddenly, Eddie had to deal with the fact that the boss he admired was the father he hated his entire life. In addition, Eddie was rocked to learn that that Alec, Margo and Georgia all knew the truth and kept it from him.
The day after Eddie learned who he father was, the unthinkable happened: his father was murdered! Eddie railed at Margo (who was accused of the crime) for destroying his only chance to get to know his father; although he would later admit that he never believed that she was guilty. Finally, Eddie realized that the real killer was Georgia and he went to confront her only to find her about the kill herself. Realizing that he almost lost the love of his life, he forgave her and offered to run away with her to avoid the police. Georgia decided to go to the police and Alec's death was ruled an accident since she was struggling to keep him from murdering her. Eddie and Georgia, with the $ 25 million that he'd inherited from his father, then left Oakdale for parts unknown after getting married in a simple impromptu ceremony thrown by Margo and the extended Hughes family.