Steve "Patch" Johnson
and Dr. Kayla Brady Johnson
are a supercouple
on the American soap opera Days of our Lives
is portrayed by Stephen Nichols
is portrayed by Mary Beth Evans
. On the Internet message boards the couple is often referred to by the portmanteau
" (for St
eve and Kayla
). The couple was initially popular from 1986 through 1990 until the "death" of Steve. Both characters have recently returned: after Steve being presumed dead for 16 years, Steve returned to the show on June 9, 2006; Kayla returned on June 12, 2006. Steve and Kayla were shockingly dropped of canvas in February 2009.
Steve Johnson was a former Merchant Marine
who came to Salem working as a mercenary. He had a vendetta against his former best friend, Bo Brady
(Kayla's brother) who had gouged out his eye during a fight long ago. His bad boy image and criminal actions were no match for the beautiful good girl, Kayla Brady. One night, he rescued her from a street gang and, eventually, the two fell in love.
Steve pushed Kayla away, but she was undeterred. She kept trying to convince him that they were meant to be together. Kayla's family were opposed to the pairing, most especially Bo Brady, who believed Steve to be dangerous. Steve received an incredible shock when his sister came to town. Adrienne had been born after Steve's mother had brought Steve and baby Billy to an orphanage. Steve had been 5, Billy had been a... Read More