There's an old, extremely apocryphal anecdote where RC allegedly told one of the Black performers at OLTL he didn't know how to write for Black people. I doubted that story was true, but he never gave them much at either ABC show. I have to believe the current initiative with the Black cast is in part due to his infatuation with Jackee as '80s TV royalty.
I missed the climax of the big storyline about Christine (Delphi Harrington) being stalked by someone who felt she ought to be punished because she was an unwed mother. The viewers knew fairly early on that the stalker was Will Watts, a rather mousy middle-aged man played by Robert Symonds. I believe I saw the episode where Will Watts had broken into Christine's house. Then a couple of days later there was an almost offhand reference to "that maniac that Chris killed." There were few if any flashbacks in those days.
Of course Chris had a great deal of trauma from the event, and that fueled the next big plot, the custody for Chris' little girl which had been fathered by Hugh Jessup (David Cryer).