Rebecca Bloom is an ex-girlfriend of Sandy Cohen, who is described as Sandy's "love of his life" by Kirsten Cohen. Twenty years ago, she was accused of burning down a lab and killing a man in the fire. Rebecca denies that and claims that she fled the site because she did not want to testify against her friends. Her father, Max, asks his former student Sandy to find Rebecca, as he is dying and wants to see his only daughter one last time before passing away. Rebecca shows up, and Max asks Sandy to clear her name; soon after this, he dies. Sandy continues to assist Rebecca, but this destroys his marriage. Sandy and Rebecca finally realize that their love was a thing of the past, and Rebecca flees yet again.