Elizabeth was interested in pursuing a relationship with Nikolas after previously turning him down, but Nikolas was now interested in Brook Lynn, and turned her down.
Brook Lynn later got an offer to go on tour with a band.
He lets him out, though, and Tom locks Franco in the same cage.
Franco and Elizabeth later find out that Tom was found dead after being brutally stabbed, and Franco is suspected of killing Tom.
Nikolas got caught up in family issues, and encouraged Brook Lynn to take the offer because he couldn't put her first. The character had previously been portrayed by Jay Lacopo on November 2, 1998.
On Valentine's Day 1998, Elizabeth Webber (Rebecca Herbst) is raped, and Lucky Spencer (then Jonathan Jackson) helps her recover.
It was later proven, though, that she didn't kill Tom.
Sage is a sitting duck for the killer, who mistakes her for Brook's adopted cousin Emily Quartermaine.
Carly hired Brook Lynn to sing at the Metro Court and purchased her an apartment across from Dante's.
Brook succeeds in drugging Dante at a bar and attempts to have sex with him in his apartment, but Lulu arrives to stop this and blames Brook entirely.
Soon after, Brook decided to leave Port Charles and return to New York to pursue her music career.
Brook Lynn was convinced to return to town in 2010 by Carly Corinthos Jacks, who promised to pay Brook if she came between Dante Falconeri, whom Brook grew up with in Bensonhurst, and his girlfriend, Lulu Spencer.