(Jake Wood) (Denise Welch)
Jack and Suzanne Palmer have three children Ben (deceased) , Carly and Steve. Ben was their son but they lost him due to a fire in the Inn in 2003. Alongside they lost their daughter in law Pam Ellis as well. Jack was a mechanic and Suzanne a pharmacist.
In their time of being in Suburban Ways between 2002-3, Jack nearly had an affair with Genevieve Armitage but put a stop to it when he discovered that he truly loved Suzanne.
Suzanne had rivalry with Judith Maguire and both tried to outdo each other much to their husband’s annoyance. They finally rekindled their friendship at a Summer Fair run by Robinson Co-operation.
Josie and Arthur arrive at the Inn after the aftermath of the fire, which killed their son Ben and his fiancée Pam Ellis.
Jack then found out that his boss was selling the mechanics and had decided to move up to Manchester where he would set up his own. Jack knew this would be a good time to move away from Suburban Ways to have a new beginning and Suzanne agreed leaving Steve and Carly behind with Josie and Arthur.
Jack and Suzanne arrive back in town after a call, which would change their lives forever. Having kept a secret, Suzanne found out that her son thought she was carrying, Ben Palmer was not hers but someone else’s. Her son was called Alex and had tracked him down.
Alex a troubled man came and had a tough time accepting his background and made not welcome by Carly or Steve.
Jack did not accept this.
There was a test and it became true that Alex was their son.
Jack then became depressed over this and took to the bottle.
The family had counselling sessions.
Steve found that Alex was a drug user.
Alex became friends with Chantal Jones (Badhamn’s family member)
Alex then became enticed with Kelly Taylor, Steve’s new girlfriend but she made it clear that she only had feelings for Steve.
Suzanne wanted to help Alex through his problems and called in his adoptive family who begged him to go back home.
Alex had been arrested on suspicion of murder after a gun was found at the crime scene where Martha Robinson was shot.
Joyce broke off Suzanne’s friendship as suspicion fell on Alex.
After Martha died, the last words were Chantal. It had been that it was Chantal who shot Martha so that Graham Badhman could be Mayor instead of Joyce.
Arthur called Alex’s family to come again and see what they could do to help Alex and the Palmer’s.
It seemed fitting that Alex should go back to his family.
Josie called a family to discuss everyone’s future.
Carly Palmer –Charisma Carpenter
Carly Palmer began her new job at Suburban High and meets Malcolm Ward then head teacher. Carly was proud and head strong and believed in the students. Malcolm chased Carly until she agreed to go out with him. They then decided to leave Suburban Ways and travel.
Carly came back to town alone and without Michael. Carly was reinstated back in the school until this time a student became infatuated with Carly and began making up lies that he had been sleeping with her, therefore Carly was suspended.
Carly was given a lifeline and then came back as the teenager was excluded from the school after lies had been said and was made up.
Carly doubted again her position until she was given the post as Assistant Head.
Mickey Smith (2005-6)
Carly had a one nightstand with her best friends husband to, which till this day has not come out.
Alan Knight (2011-12)
Alan was another teacher at the school who held a torch for Carly but it was daughter Mia who stopped their relationship from going further.
Steve Palmer 2002-2005 (Suburban Ways) 2006-2009 (Sea Crest Hotel) 2010-
Ben Palmer 2002-2003
Steve Palmer was jealous of his brother who he was going out with Pam Ellis who he had met originally. Steve tried to break off their relationship by saying Ben had also been seeing Julie Maguire.
Steve was working with his brother at a shop, which they both owned, but due to poor sales, they closed it down after dodgy dealings with Missy Adams and Mickey Smith.
Steve patience seeing how happy his brother was turned him violent.
Steve pushed and hurt Ben, which landed him in hospital. Pam headed to “Spencer Street, Australia”
Mickey decided payments were not coming through and set alight the Inn, which then killed his brother and Pam, leaving Steve devastated.
Sea Crest Hotel (2007-09)
In time he grew and moved away with Julie Maguire to Sea Crest hotel where he was bar manager. He had an affair with Amanda Jones, footballer Stef Winter and Liz McKenna.
Suburban Ways (2010-2015)
Returning and living back with Josie, Carly and Arthur Steve began working back in the Inn. He then spotted a ghost of someone from his past and believed that this was Pam.
Hannah Badhman became involved and said that it could not be Pam as she was her best friend.
They spotted her but it turned out to be her sister, who then took Steve and fell for him.
Steve was kidnapped and locked up as he found pictures of the past and present on the wall.
Mickey and Ken rescued Steve.
Kelly Taylor and Alex Cohen
Kelly was Carly’s friend from school, she was infatuated with Steve, and both began dating. Since then their friendship has blossomed and now are getting married.
Alex is Steve and Carly’s biological brother. They have a tough time with him.