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Phillip Robert Chancellor IV
Actor History
Andrew Clark Rogers
1988
Chuckie and Kenny Gravino
1988 to 1989
Scott and Shaun Markley
1991 to 1993
Thomas Dekker
1993
Courtland Mead
1993 to 1995
Alex D. Linz
1995
Nicholas Pappone
1996 to 1999
Penn Badgley
2000 to 2001
Other Names
Chance Chancellor
Soccer Phillip (by Y&R Onliners to distinguish one from another)
Lifeline
Born in 1988
Returned in 2009 about 21 years old
In 2010 Lauren remarked that her son Scotty and Chance were same age
Faked his death September 9, 2010
Occupation
Military intelligence training at the Pentagon
Military policeman
Former Genoa City police detective
Served in the US Army in Iraq as an MP
Former student at Walnut Grove Academy
Resides At
Washington, D.C.
Marital Status
Single
Past Marriages
None
Relatives
Nina Webster (mother)
Phillip Chancellor III (father)
Aiden Lansing a.k.a. Ronan Malloy (half-brother; stolen at birth)
Florence Webster (maternal grandmother)
Unknown (maternal grandfather)
Jill Abbott (paternal grandmother)
Phillip Chancellor II (paternal grandfather)
Neil Fenmore (paternal great-grandfather)
Unknown woman (paternal great-grandmother)
William Foster Sr. (paternal great-grandfather; via adoption; deceased)
Elizabeth "Liz" Foster (paternal great-grandmother; via adoption; deceased)
William "Billy" Foster Abbott (paternal uncle)
William 'Snapper' Foster (paternal great-uncle; via adoption)
Greg Foster (paternal great-uncle; via adoption)
Lauren Fenmore Baldwin (paternal great-aunt)
Cordelia Katherine Valentine Abbott (paternal cousin; deceased daughter of Billy)
John "Johnny" Abbott; paternal cousin, son of Billy)
Scott "Scotty" Grainger Jr. (paternal cousin)
Fenmore "Fen" Michael Baldwin (paternal cousin)
Jennifer Elizabeth Foster (paternal cousin; via adoption)
Pierre Charles Roulland (paternal cousin; via adoption)
Children
None
Flings & Affairs
Chloe Mitchell (engagement broken)
Heather Stevens
Crimes Committed
  • None known
Health and Vitals
Seriously ill as a baby, nearly died
Allergic to kiwi
Stabbed in the stomach and spleen ruptured
Donated half of his liver to save the life of his half-brother, Ronan
Brief Character History

Nina Webster grew up poor in Detroit, raised by her mother Flo, a former prostitute who never knew who Nina's father was, just that he had a certain scar on his neck. As a teenager, Nina discovered that she was pregnant by a boy named Jimmy who was incarcerated in juvenile hall. Nina ran away from home and was found on a park bench in Genoa City by Cricket Blair. They became best friends. Nina moved into a home for unwed mothers run by Rose DeVille, who, unbeknownst to Nina, headed a black-market baby ring. Just before her son was born, Nina had a change of heart about the adoption. So Rose abandoned Nina on the delivery table, and kidnapped her newborn son. Nina and Cricket did manage to track down Rose, and saw a couple leave with a newborn baby just before they were kidnapped by a man in a van. They later escaped, but by then Rose had disappeared. Cricket, Nina and Danny were unsuccessful in locating Rose or Nina's baby. Even though Paul Williams took on the case several years later, there were no leads to follow.

Nina set her sights on her only friend Cricket's boyfriend, Phillip Chancellor III, heir to the Chancellor fortune. Nina got Phillip drunk, seduced him, and ended up pregnant. Katherine Chancellor and Phillip's mother, Jill, disapproving of Nina, tried but failed to buy her off. Nina had a son, Phillip IV, and she and Phillip III married. Jill and Kay set Nina up by hiring handsome Jabot employee, Chase Benson, to seduce Nina and prove her an unfit mother. Their plan backfired. But Phillip III's drinking problem soon led to his death when his sports car slammed into a tree, and Nina inherited a sizable fortune.

Nina began an affair with Ryan McNeil, and when his marriage ended, Ryan moved in with Nina and young Phillip. Nina became pregnant, and he married her out of obligation. After Nina's miscarriage, Ryan realized he truly did love her, became a devoted father to Phillip, and encouraged Nina to get her college degree. Years later, Nina fell in love with novelist Cole Howard, who was married to Ryan's first wife Victoria. Cole's rejection caused Nina to suffer a nervous breakdown. She alienated Ryan, and after Ryan foiled Nina's suicide attempt, they were divorced.

Nina Webster began emerging as a strong, confident, independent woman, a more refined version of the feisty young Nina of the past. She began working on her first novel, the story of her youth and her stolen baby. During a romance with famous author Tomas Del Cerro who was her mentor, friend, and lover, Nina finished her book, A Cry In Thin Air. But their romance fell apart, and Nina and her son Phillip moved to Los Angeles where she wrote the screenplay for a movie based on her book.

In 2006, viewers learned that Phillip III had been switched at birth by his grandmother Katherine Chancellor, thus was no longer the biological Chancellor heir, but Katherine still considered him her grandson. A man named Cane Ashby later showed up claiming to be the real Phillip Chancellor III.

In November 2008, Nina returned to Genoa City from her home in L.A. to attend the funeral of Katherine Chancellor (who was not really dead, it was her doppelganger, Marge). When asked about her son Phillip IV, she said he was unable to attend, being in the Army in Iraq. During the reading of the will, Phillip IV inherited one quarter of one percent in trust, as did each of Kay's grandchildren.

In May 2009, Nina returned to Genoa City to attend Kay and Murphy's wedding and decided to stay in Genoa City to make a screenplay out of Katherine's book of memoirs. Nina was also anxious to identify her son's father to find out if he had the gene to confirm or rule out her son's possible diagnosis of Huntington's disease. With the help of Paul, Nina debunked Cane's story of being switched at birth with Phillip III. But to everyone's shock, Phillip III, who had been thought dead for 20 years, showed up to defend Cane. Phillip III explained that at age 19, he’d found himself overwhelmed with responsibilities as a young executive at Chancellor and being a new father. As an alcoholic in depression he had attempted suicide by crashing his sports car. When he awoke still alive in the hospital, he managed to pay off a doctor and a policeman to aid in faking his death, then escaped to Australia and began a new life as Langley.

Five years prior to his return “Langley” had met Cane, who had gone to work for Phillip as a bartender in Phillip's bar, and they became friends. Cane had grown up alone without a family and helped Phillip realize what he had probably put everyone through with his death. So they concocted the plan to give Jill and Kay a new son in Cane, making them all happy. He told Nina that he had justified leaving her and their son because he had believed they would both be better off without him. Then Phillip dropped a bomb on Nina, telling her that another reason he was so desperate to die or to leave was that he was at 19, and remained, gay!

Only days after this reveal, Phillip IV, returned from Iraq, unexpectedly finding his supposedly dead father as part of his welcome home. The reaction of Phillip, who preferred to be called Chance, was abnormally calm as he shook his father's hand, saying he was relieved, that “dead people never came back" where he'd just been. Phillip gave them all some relief by announcing the results of his blood test, that he was not a Huntington's carrier.

Chance told Phillip he was not interested in Phillip’s explanation, that Ryan was the only father that Chance had ever known. Chloe and Chance began getting to know each other, and Chance admitted that he had been discharged from the Army, and lonesome for his mother and grandmother; he said he intended to stay, and was still a virgin. Nina convinced Chance to meet with his father and get to know him. Phillip explained to Chance that he was gay and that was why he’d left, but Chance failed to see it as anything but irresponsible, although he appreciated Phillip’s return to take the Huntington’s test for him. Phillip offered to stay in town, and they shook hands. Phillip went home and commiserated with Jill about what lousy parents they both were, but he offered forgiveness, knowing she did the best she knew how. And in exchange, Jill forgave him for faking his death. Nina admitted to Chance that despite it all, she still loved his father, Phillip.

Relying on his Army MP experience, Chance began working with the Genoa City Police Department as a police detective. His first big case was a standoff at a convent, where Paul Williams had taken Mary Jane Benson for sanctuary, after he discovered she was his sister who’d had plastic surgery. Another A.D.A. was assigned to the standoff once Heather reported, and Detective Chancellor was put in charge.

Chance admitted that he was falling for Chloe, but Nina disapproved, calling her a gold-digger only wanting a Chancellor, to which Chance countered that she reminded him of Nina. After Mac admitted to Chloe that she and Billy were together, Chloe got a divorce started, and Chance felt free to date Chloe. But when Chloe and Billy met to sign the divorce papers, Billy started remembering the good times in the past, and backed out making excuses. So Chloe decided to use Chance to make Billy jealous and stay with her and Delia. Billy went back and signed the next day, but Chloe never did and they remained legally married though separated.

One day, Chance happened to be in Crimson Lights when a guy tried to rob it by pulling a knife on Gloria. Chance interceded and was stabbed in the stomach. Nina and Phillip rushed to the hospital and met Jill and Chloe. As Chance went in for surgery with a ruptured spleen, Phillip was distraught with regret for leaving him as a baby, afraid that Chance would die without them reconciling. After his surgery, Chloe realized how much she really cared and told Chance she had signed the divorce papers from Billy, and that Chance was the man she wanted.

Phillip had disappeared and everyone was concerned that he had run away again, but Paul was there for Nina, and tried to explain from his experience with Heather how out of place Phillip must be feeling. Phillip bought Chance a copy of Huckleberry Finn, the book that Phillip used to read to him when Chance was a child. Chance read Phillip's heartfelt inscription, and he asked why it was not signed. Phillip had been unsure how to sign it, but Chance said that "Dad" was fine. Later Phillip got word that there was trouble back home in Australia, so he returned to take care of it, and to wind up things with his bar.

Chance arranged to meet a suspect named Riggs, who had information for him on the case he was working on, but ended up being found, unconscious with drugs in his possession, by fellow police officers. Obviously set up, Chance was cleared of charges, then was shot at while on a date with Chloe. Chloe wanted him to go to his superiors about it, but Chance was afraid there was something underhanded going on within the department and didn’t know who he could trust. Riggs was found dead, his body floating in the river, so Chance confided in his boss, Sid Meeks, who told him to drop it -- and then Chance and Chloe were nearly run down by a car.

During a romantic moment, Chloe finally admitted to Chance that she was in love with him. She tried to take him upstairs to make love, but although Chance admitted he loved her, he wanted their first time to be memorable. Chance arranged a surprise trip to New York City, but they got stuck in traffic and missed all her favorite things he had planned. At the end of the disappointing evening, Chance proposed, but Chloe said no.

They returned to Genoa City with Chance still a virgin. But during the annual charity ball, they reached an understanding, and went home to make love in Chance’s room with candles to set the mood. Unfortunately, the next morning Nina returned from L.A. and walked in on them emerging from the shower together wearing only towels. After Chance left for work, Nina confronted Chloe about trapping her son. Chloe told Nina not to worry, because Chloe had turned down his marriage proposal – which made Nina worry all the more.

Chance began working closely with District Attorney Owen Pomerantz, spending long hours on the Adam Newman murder and the Patty Williams cases. Chloe would deliver him a picnic basket of food, and try to get him to relax and enjoy himself periodically. They and her daughter, Delia, had a close, loving relationship – something completely new to Chloe.

Rafe invited his friends to a party at Jimmie’s Bar to celebrate the opening of his private law practice. On his arm was his new boyfriend, Tyler. Heather went alone and hit on Chance, causing Chloe to get jealous. Chloe called her on it, and Chance broke up the fight. Chloe explained that she had never had a boyfriend who didn’t cheat on her before, so it was hard for her to trust. On his way to prison, Frank Ellis offered to give Chance and Heather information about the Brett Riggs case and dirty cops in exchange for favors. Then later, as she left, Heather found herself locked in her car with a bomb about to explode.

Meanwhile, realizing she might lose him, and seeing the perfect couple, Kevin and Jana, splitting up, Chloe decided to accept Chance’s marriage proposal. Before he could respond, Chance had to rescue Heather. The bomb squad deactivated the device and reported the incident to D.A. Pomerantz, telling him it all traced back to the Riggs case. Chance got a new partner, Detective Ronan Malloy, a former eight-year Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff. But after running into Chance’s boss, Sid, as Chance, Ronan, and Heather went to Ellis to seal the deal, Ellis refused, saying he already had a deal for a country club prison. Ronan got tough with Ellis, trying to strong-arm him, but Chance stopped Ronan.

A small party was held at the Chancellor estate for Chance and Chloe to announce their engagement. Police detective Chance’s new partner, Ronan Malloy, arrived at the party and became friendly with Chloe who was very suspicious of him. Nina was appalled and told everyone what she thought of Chloe, so Paul had to take her outside and calm her down. After witnessing how Heather looked at Chance, and how much Nina obviously preferred Heather for her son, Chloe arranged to live in Kevin’s spare room to be in the same building in which Heather was living, with Chance staying there nights as her bodyguard. Chance was not pleased, accused her of just being jealous, and tried to convince her to trust him.

After a disappointing turn in their case, Heather and Chance commiserated and ended up making love. Afterward Heather called Pomerantz about her suspicion that Ronan was a dirty cop, and later they found the bug that Ronan had planted in their apartment. Chance admitted his infidelity with Heather to Chloe, and she eventually returned Chance’s ring and the engagement was officially broken. Chance tried to arrest Ronan for illegal surveillance, but their boss Sid Meeks intervened and took Chance off the case and replaced him with Ronan as Heather’s bodyguard. Meeks was seen talking with D.A. Owen Pomerantz, and they appeared to be the leaders of the drug ring. Later Chance was again arrested for drug possession when he tried to get fellow-officers to turn on Ronan. Ronan admitted to Heather that he had planted the drugs to get Chance out of the picture for Chance’s own protection, then Ronan got her fired.

Christine Blair told Ronan, who was actually working undercover with her for the Justice Department, that Nina and Paul were searching for Nina’s first son, who was stolen at birth. Christine was afraid that they might discover that Ronan was that son. Chris was unable to disclose Ronan’s identity to anyone or she would jeopardize the case. Chloe figured out that he was Nina’s son by his birth date, and confronted Ronan with his real name, Aiden Lansing. Ronan admitted he was working undercover and shared with Chloe that two parents, the Lansings, had raised him and sacrificed everything for him. Chloe hoped to get Ronan to warm up to Nina and Chance after the case was closed. But Ronan was reluctant, saying that working undercover, he enjoyed getting into another persona, which appealed to the part of him that felt like something was missing. He said that he could never have a personal life – there was just too much risk. Chloe and Ronan eventually had sex together, but afterward Ronan said it could never happen again.

Ronan convinced Sid Meeks he was on Sid’s side, which got him a meeting with the ring leader, who turned out to be D.A. Owen Pomerantz. Pomerantz told Ronan they would not trust him unless he killed Chance, and Ronan agreed to do it. Meanwhile, Chance confronted Chloe about trusting Ronan enough to sleep with him, and Chloe had to tell him that he and Ronan were brothers. At the same moment, Paul and Nina got their first look at an aged sketch of what her son would look like grown-up, which was made from a newspaper photo of Aiden and his grade school football team.

Ronan told Pomerantz that he had set up a meeting with Chance in order to kill him. Later Chance confronted Ronan about their being brothers, and off-screen made plans to trap Pomerantz and Meeks. Just in case things did not go as planned, Chance made sure to spend quality time with his loved ones. Chloe realized what he was doing and begged Chance not to go through with the meeting. Chance left to make amends with Heather. She admitted that she loved him, and he refused her offer to call her father, Paul, to back him up.

Ronan, armed with the untraceable gun Meeks and Pomerantz had given him, met them with their suitcases of drugs at a warehouse. They checked Ronan for a wire and warned him that if he didn’t kill Chance, they would kill both Chance and Ronan. Chance arrived at the warehouse and drew his gun on Meeks, Pomerantz and another dirty cop, telling him they were headed to Internal Affairs.

Back at the Chancellor mansion, Nina, Chloe and Heather were gathered with Paul to trace Chance’s location by his cell phone’s GPS. Nina expressed her distrust of Ronan, so Paul decided it was time to tell her the truth - that Ronan was an FBI agent working undercover in Genoa City, and that Ronan would be there to protect Chance. Heather added that they had not told Nina before because they'd been sworn to secrecy. Chloe then exposed to everyone that Ronan was Chance’s brother, and Nina’s stolen son. Nina was stunned as Paul received word of Chance’s location, and they all left to find him.

At the warehouse, Ronan appeared behind Chance, his gun pointed at his brother, and Paul and Nina burst in just as Ronan shot Chance in the chest. Medics arrived and pronounced Chance dead. Heather and Chloe sobbed while a grief-stricken Nina attacked Ronan for killing his own brother. Meeks and Pomerantz directed the police to arrest Ronan for Chance’s murder. As Chance was being wheeled out, Nina realized that he had been saying goodbye to everyone all that day. Back at the mansion, Nina ran upstairs in tears and Paul was left to break the news to Chance’s father, Phillip; his grandmother, Jill; Kay; and Murphy. Phillip comforted Nina as she realized that Chris must have known that Ronan was her son all along. When a stunned Chris arrived at Nina’s door, Nina slammed the door in her face. Chris tried to justify her actions to Paul, but he rebuffed her as well. Later a uniformed Army officer arrived at the door to help the family make arrangements. He showed Nina his prosthetic leg, and credited Chance with saving his life in Afghanistan.

At the police station, Heather confronted Ronan who claimed he had shot Chance in self-defense. Then Heather demanded that Pomerantz rehire her so she could prosecute Ronan since it was due to Ronan’s claims that she had been fired.

A wake was held at the Chancellor mansion the night prior to Chance’s military funeral, with his ashes later interred at Arlington National Cemetery. Jill told Nina that Nina was a better mother to Chance than Jill had been to either of her sons, and there was no way that Chance could have been a drug ring leader as the D.A. claimed. Katherine, Jill, and Nina received newlyweds Billy and Victoria, plus Victor and Nikki, Tucker, Jack, and Abby at the Chancellor Estate.

Kevin did his best to get Chloe out of her depression, and he accompanied her to the wake. Nina admitted to Chloe that she was glad that Chloe had allowed Chance to experience love and a relationship as a father figure to her daughter. After Chloe blew up at her mother, Esther, Kevin took her home and attempted to get her to grieve. Everyone told stories about Chance including Nina about how he had always wanted a puppy from Santa, and that once she finally sold a script and they moved to a bigger place, she had gotten him one. After Jill gave a final thank you to the guests and a toast to the wonderful young man Chance was, Kay was overcome and nearly fainted.

Brock returned to Genoa City to officiate at Chance’s funeral and Traci Abbott sent flowers and a note. Chloe made a scene when Heather arrived, but Kay put a stop to it. Chance’s parents, Nina and Phillip followed the flag-draped closed casket carried down the aisle by an honor guard, and were followed by grandmother Jill with Billy and Cane on each arm, then Katherine and Murphy. Phillip gave a very touching eulogy about how even though he had abandoned Chance when he was a baby, Chance forgave him as an adult. Jill said that Chance had gotten the best of all of those who were around him growing up, from Phillip’s warmth and good looks, Nina’s devotion and strength, Brock’s generosity and forthrightness, Katherine’s zest for life, and Esther’s loyalty, to her own determination and stubbornness, creating a whole that was better than the sum of his parts. Katherine said a few words about how Chance had enriched all their lives. The folded flag was presented to Nina while a rifle salute and Taps played. Then all who loved him placed a red rose on the casket.

Suddenly Nina cried out, “How dare you!” as Christine arrived with Ronan. Ronan showed his FBI credentials and arrested Pomerantz, Meeks, and their cohorts, explaining that Chance was the one wearing the wire, and the FBI arrived and took them away. The funeral turned into a screaming match with Nina calling Chris and Ronan disrespectful and tried to send them away.

Meanwhile back at the Chancellor Estate, the stress got to Kay, she fainted, and was taken to the hospital, but after a few tests she was declared okay, and they let her return home. After the Attorney General heard Pomerantz on tape giving Ronan orders to “End this, kill him now,” he began an investigation of cases in which Pomerantz was involved and made Heather Interim District Attorney until the next election. Paul congratulated her, she asked him to be her Investigator, and he accepted. Later Victor Newman found out and offered to bankroll her campaign if she would go after Adam and see that he paid for his crimes.

Christine arranged for Phillip and Nina to be taken by an FBI man to an out of the way location where they met her and Ronan. Then Chance emerged from the shadows, very much alive. Nina and Phillip hugged him while Chris and Chance disclosed that it was all a setup, and that Chance would be going into the witness protection program, very possibly to never be seen or heard of again. But this was the only way to protect him and keep him alive, and Nina and Phillip had to keep the secret, and no one else could ever know the truth. Nina and Ronan exchanged some heartfelt words as he told her that he had found out she was his mother back when the FBI background check disclosed his illegal adoption as a black market baby, and read her book and knew of the ordeal Nina went through ever since. Sadly, Ronan told Nina that he had to leave with Chance and would be going back undercover, and unable to see her, but he did promise to keep in touch by phone. Phillip told Chance he was very proud of his son, and hugged him goodbye. Chance and Nina parted, agreeing to keep in touch the way they had when he was deployed, to look at the moon at 9:00 PM each night, and know that the other was safe and missing them. Ronan and Chance drove away, and Nina, Phillip, and Christine returned to the Chancellor mansion, and did not say a word about what had happened. But later, thinking that Katherine’s health was endangered because of it, Christine told Katherine the truth.

Ronan later returned to Genoa City, assigned to help the police department uncover its corruption. He and Nina visited at the Chancellor estate and started to get to know each other. Nina gave Ronan the copy of her book she had found among Chance’s things which contained notes that showed that Chance had been actively searching for Ronan for a long time. Chloe walked in on their goodbye embrace, refused to forgive Ronan for killing Chance, and was unable to understand how Nina could forgive him either.

Heather noticed how much trouble Ronan had grasping objects, that he took medication, and nearly fainted a few times, but Ronan refused to admit that anything was wrong with him, claiming it was just carpal tunnel syndrome. Days later, Ronan blacked out and Heather took him to the hospital where the diagnosis he’d gotten in Boston of hereditary amyloidosis was confirmed; the same disease his father had died of at about the same age. Heather began to care more and more for Ronan, showing up at his dingy apartment with food, and encouraging him to eat, and to get close to Nina and fight his disease. They ended up becoming lovers, as Ronan found out that his only hope to live would be a liver transplant. Heather convinced Ronan to accompany her to the Chancellor estate to spend Christmas with his mother Nina, and Nina, who was missing Chance, was overjoyed to see her other son.

Ronan refused to tell his mother of his condition, so Heather told her. Nina went to Ronan and assured him that they would fight this together. Because Heather was subpoenaed to be a witness at the former D.A.’s trial, she and Paul listened to a copy of the tape made the night that Chance was killed. Paul recognized the gunshots as blanks, and further investigation revealed that the paramedics who took Chance’s body away were fakes. So Heather went to Ronan with their theory that Chance was still alive, causing Ronan to admit that Chance was in witness protection. When Christine found out what Heather knew, she fired Ronan for mishandling the case. Nina was tested, but was not a match to donate part of her liver to help Ronan, so she convinced Chris to tell Chance. Paul was there when Christine and Heather arrived so Nina told Paul that Chance was still alive. Christine told them that Chance was being tested, and if he was a match the donation would happen after Chance testified at the former D.A.’s trial. Ronan tried to leave town, but Nina caught him at the bus station and talked him into staying and fighting this together with Heather and Paul. One last time, Ronan passed out, and was taken to Genoa City Memorial, where he was told that he needed the liver transplant soon or he would die. Christine showed up to announce that Chance was a match, and that he was in town to testify. Meanwhile, Jill, who was mourning the death of her “son” Cane, was taken to her room to rest by Nina, and there stood a bearded and very much alive Chance. Chance said he was there to help Jill get over Cane, and to help Ronan. Jill was miffed that everyone seemed to know but her that Chance had not died, but was just relived to have him back. Heather was thrilled to see Chance again, but made it clear that her love was with Ronan.

Nate Hastings, a Rheumatology specialist practicing in Boston, returned to Genoa City to perform the partial liver transplant on Ronan, using part of Chance's liver. In the waiting room were Jill, Paul, Heather, Nina, Phillip who had arrived from his home in Australia, Kay with Murphy who had just been told about Chance, and Chloe, who was told when she arrived wondering why everyone was there. Chance came through the surgery fine, but as soon as Ronan's surgery was finished, Ronan was taken away by an unmarked helicopter under orders from the FBI. Nate was shocked and very concerned for his patient, saying it was very dangerous for Ronan in his condition. Chris knew nothing about the transfer, and her superiors were not answering their phones. Chloe and Phillip believed that Ronan may have used them all to get what he wanted, then got out. Chance was released from the hospital and was taken back to the Chancellor Estate to recuperate. After Chris got confirmation that Ronan had ordered his own transfer, only Nina still had faith in Ronan.

Waiting for the trial, Chance recovered from surgery, sequestered in his room at the Chancellor Estate. Heather visited Chance and told him that she hated him for lying to her and faking his death, then fell into his arms and they made love. Nina and Phillip threw Chance a birthday party, where he disappointed everyone when he admitted that he was probably going back into witness protection after his testimony.

The trial began and Chance was announced as the first witness. As Chance approached the stand in his dress blues, he got a text message telling him that his girlfriend would be killed if he testified. Chance faked a severe pain to get a recess to discuss the situation with prosecutor Christine, Paul, and his parents. Paul noticed the call had come from his daughter Heather's phone, and Christine got the FBI to try to track it.

Meanwhile Heather was tied up and blindfolded at the boarded-up Treetop Taxidermy Shop, taken and held there by Angelo, the same thug who was threatening Jeffrey over money owed a bookie. Back outside the courtroom, Paul told that he knew what he had to do, and Chance bravely continued his testimony against Pomerantz and Meeks while they glared at him. Chance testified how he had investigated the drug ring, how it had led to the defendants, how he was setup for drug possession, and how people had started getting killed once they knew he was onto them. Chance then told how he and Ronan had set up the sting in which he had faked his death. The recording from that night was played including Pomerantz's orders, the gunshot, and Chance's supposed death. After his testimony, Chance confronted Pomerantz telling him that he would not get away with it, and Owen said that Chance had just killed his girlfriend. The bailiff called Angelo, and Angelo told Heather that she would be killed, but that he was leaving, and someone else would do the job.

Back at the courthouse, the FBI man announced that the van in the surveillance video of Heather's abduction was last seen traveling west on route 12. Chance admitted that he was in love with Heather as he and Paul left vowing to find Heather alive, leaving Phillip and Nina to console each other.

Heather found a knife and was able to cut herself loose, but was unable to get out of the building. In her desperation to get out before her killer arrived, she started the place on fire. Chance and Paul saw the fire from the highway and got her outside where she came-to. As they waited for the ambulance to arrive, Chance told Heather that he loved her, and that she was the one. Later Pomerantz and Meeks cut a deal, and were sentenced to Walworth Prison.

Chance laid low living at the Chancellor estate, and discussed going back into the witness protection program with Heather. Heather decided that she did not love Chance enough to give up her life to follow him, so they broke up. Chance then informed his family that he had re-enlisted in the Army. Although broken-hearted and fearful that he was leaving them again by putting his life on the line while deployed to the Middle East, Nina, Phillip, Jill, and Katherine threw a going away Memorial Day pool party, raised a flag, and proudly sent him on his way.

Chance reappeared in Genoa City several months after he rejoined the military, saying that he had been reassigned by the state department to work with Ronan on the Colin Atkinson case due to Colin's drug trade in the Middle East. After being reunited with Nina, Chance admitted that although he had been working with Ronan, Ronan still had not explained why he had disappeared without a word after the liver transplant. Although Heather had hoped to get back together with Chance and told him that she still loved him, Chance said that it wasn't a good idea and that it was over. Heather was at the Athletic Club bar when Adam sat down beside her, proceeded to get her drunk, and took her up to his room. Heather's half-brother Ricky, hoping to get a sensational story to work for Restless Style, took photos of Adam kissing his drunken sister. But when Heather turned Adam down, he took another room and left her in his to sleep it off.

On Veteran's Day, Chance received his orders for his next assignment to the Pentagon, training for an intelligence position in the defense department. Nina got Chance to admit that after his training, he would be heading back to the Middle East.

In September 2013, Katherine Chancellor died in her sleep during a trip around the world. Days later when Katherine's will was read, Mackenzie, Phillip, Chance, Brock and Nina were bequeathed one quarter of her estate to be shared equally.

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