Be sure to find the scene where Fletcher and Claire are in the swimming pool in the Tamberlaine manion and make love to the Whitney Houston and Teddy Pendergrass song "Hold Me". I think it is one of the hottest, most romantic scenes I've ever seen on a soap. Unfortunately, they turned Claire into a shrew after this, but at the time, they were a rival to Josh and Reva. I would have loved to have seen a Claire/Fletcher/Alexandra triangle!
"Great theater makes you smile. Outstanding theater may make you weep."
I was in school then, but I recall when Fletcher had a flashback of him and Claire being romantic. If I recall, Claire really fell for him, but got pregnant by Ed and Fletcher ended everything. I recall when Claire had the emotional breakdown. I think it stemmed from her abusive childhood. I also remember she almost ruined Rick's medical career by unfairly giving him a bad grade on his exam.