Cara Castillo
Cara Castillo
Cara Castillo
Online Reboot of AMC
All My Children
Portrayed by Lindsay Hartley
Duration 2003, 2008-2011, 2013-
First appearance June 9, 2003
Last appearance September 23, 2011
Cause/reason Series Finale
Created by Gordon Rayfield
Anna Theresa Casico
Introduced by Jean Dadario Burke
Nickname(s) Cara
Alias(es) Carolyn Finn (alias)
Cara Martin (past marriage name)
Gender Female
Parents Leticia Castillo
Siblings Griffin Castillo
Spouses Jake Martin (2003-2008)
Tad Martin (2011)
Romances David Hayward
JR Chandler (2013)
Children Oliver Castillo (son, with David)

Dr. Carolyn "Cara" Castillo (formerly Finn and Martin) is a fictional character on the ABC Daytime soap opera All My Children and currently on the Prospect Park's Online Reboot of AMC. She was played Amanda Hall Rogers for couple episodes in June 2003. Lindsay Hartley was cast when AMC re-introduced the character in 2010.  Castillo was appeared from December 8, 2010 until the series finale on January 13, 2012.  Hartley's first episode on the reboot was the premiere episode on April 29th, 2013.



Dr. Carolyn Finn first came to town in 2003 with fiancé Dr. Jake Martin to meet his family and announce their engagement. The two of them met each other while working with Doctors Without Borders. They eventually married and left for Africa to serve with Doctors Without Borders. When Jake came back to Pine Valley in 2008, he said that Carolyn had left him for a truck driver, and they're no longer together.


In November 2010, Jake received an e-mail for a job offer with Doctors Without Borders. When his brother, Tad, comes up, he reveals that he got the offer from "Cara" − as in Carolyn. Jake tells Tad that this is the first time he's heard from Cara since she left him, and it's clear he's still hurt by what he saw as a betrayal. A few days later, Griffin Castillo shows up in town. Jake takes one look at him, and punches him. Later, he reveals to Tad that Griffin was the man he saw Cara drive off with. Griffin claims that he hasn't heard from Cara since then, but later, it's clear the two are still close. Cara soon shows up in Pine Valley, and makes her way to Krystal's to meet Griffin. While there, she sees Amanda Martin walk in and while she's chatting with owner Krystal Carey, Cara realizes that Amanda is Jake's wife and the mother of his son. It became obvious that Cara's return meant that Amanda needed to fight for her marriage.

Cara later goes to the hospital to try to convince Jake again to return to Doctors Without Borders, and that's where Tad comes in and reveals that Griffin is not Cara's lover but that he's her brother. Cara's last name is actually Castillo, not Finn. Cara tells Jake that she wanted out of the marriage, so she asked Griffin to help stage a situation so that Jake would leave her completely. When she later tells Griffin about this, she tells him she lied to Jake about why she left. Cara finds out that she can't leave the country due to a problem with her immigration papers. Cara decides to get a job at Pine Valley Hospital when she finds out they are short-staffed and after Jake says he doesn't have a problem working with her. Though Cara insists that she no longer has feelings for Jake, she is revealed to have kept their wedding rings.

In mid-January, it is revealed that Cara had leukemia as a child, at the age of 8. She revealed this to Jake after she got too emotionally involved with a child patient at the hospital and confronted the parents about how they were treating their daughter. In February, it is revealed that, while working with DWB, Cara chose to help a little boy who was caught in a crossfire between a group of drug dealers over the brother of a drug cartel leader and let him die. This experience has come back to haunt her: the drug dealer's associates are planning to kill her as soon as she leaves the United States. With this, Jake, Tad, Griffin, and Cara come up with a plan to fake her death. However, Amanda, then unaware of Cara's situation and simply wanting her out of her life, calls the Feds on Cara.[4] At the time that they were getting ready to take her for further investigation, Tad comes in and tells them that is his fiancée and to let go of her. Griffin and Cara's mother Leticia Castillo came in to be there for Cara and Tad's wedding, but really there was another reason for her being there: to convince Cara that this is not the best for her. Leticia takes it upon herself to discuss the situation her daughter has with the Martin brothers. She goes through with the wedding with the Feds watching over them. They decided that they needed to put as much effort into it as possible. She and Tad married on March 9, 2011 with friends and family by their sides. On August 10, 2011 Cara meets Tad's ex wife and Kathy's mother Dixie Cooney Martin.

Tad explains to Cara that he is still in love with Dixie and she soon begins a relationship with David Hayward. Cara and David's tryst resulted in her pregnancy. When Cara told David she was pregnant he was thrilled and wanted the baby with Cara and to be by her side personally and in his medical practice, practicing medicine together as a team.

PP's AMC, 2013-Edit

Cara is seen taking care of a mysterious patient who is said to be there for about five years. She talks to Griffin Castillo about David Hayward being in prison for manslaughter/murder. Though David is seen leaving the prison and arriving in Pine Valley by limo. She tells her brother Griffin Castillo about her miscarriage of David's child and it seems like she did something possibly unethical or intentional and David right behind her asks what she did. She tells David the "truth", but David wants to continue digging. Cara is on the phone with a clinic and wants them to erase the records of her being there.  Cara now tells David that she actually aborted the baby (5-13-13) She later revealed to JR Chandler that she lied to David about the abortion to protect her son Oliver from David. Oliver is living with Cara's mother in Puerto Rico.