California. The following year Megan moved with her parents to Watersdale, Connecticut. While living in Watersdale,
Megan's parents had a second daughter named Jessica. In 1991, Megan's father died in a warehouse explosion. Three
years later her mother remarried a local businessman named Nelson Callahan.
and Brittany were originally much closer than Megan and Ryan, however when Brittany graduated it left Megan with more
time to spend with Ryan. During their senior year of high school Megan developed a crush on Ryan in 2001. Megan
began to rebel and she did so with Ryan by her side. While out one night at a 18 and older nightclub Brittany ran into
Megan who was there with Brittany's brother, Ryan. Brittany soon learned that Megan and Ryan were both intoxicated. In
the early hours of the next morning Brittany found Megan passed out on the bathroom floor. With Douglas' assistance
Brittany had her admitted to the hospital where they soon learned Megan had been poisoned, perhaps even slipped a
date rape drug at the night club. Doctors gave Brittany and Megan's family vague hope that she would survive the
accident. Andrea saw Megan's condition as an opportunity to cause her daughter to suffer and then turn to her for
comfort. Andrea after careful preparation pulled Megan's life support, but was stopped by an unidentified woman who
knocked Andrea unconscious. Andrea learned that her plan and had failed but still continued with the lie and revealed to
Brittany that Megan had died. Devastated Brittany turned to Megan's family and Douglas for comfort but very quickly found
out that Megan was alive and safe. While no one ever found out about Andrea's role in attempting to kill Megan, Brittany
had reached her limit with her mother. Douglas suggested they leave town together and for good. A showdown between
Brittany and her parents occurred. Brittany announced she was leaving Watersdale, despite Ryan begging her not to
Brittany promised Megan and Ryan she would send for him once she and Douglas were settled in their new life.
Douglas surprised Brittany with a honeymoon in Paris and then revealed that they would be moving to River's Edge,
was during their Christmas vacation their senior year of high school that Megan learned why Ryan had always rejected
her sexual advances - he revealed to his best friend that he was gay. In early 2002, Ryan revealed to his parents that he
was gay and his parents kicked him out of their house. Megan's family allowed Ryan to move in with them and when he
revealed in May 2002 that he was moving to Texas to be close to Brittany - Megan informed him that she too was going to
come along, because he was her best friend and she loved him.
|Megan Shirley (2002-2003)
|Megan Shirley (2003-2006)
|Megan Shirley (2009)
|Megan Shirley (2009-Present)
|The character of Megan Shirley was created by Richard "Richie" Rodrigez in 2001 on the now defunct webseries "The Lives We Live"
University majoring in Journalism. She also started working
at the Café Cuban Coffeehouse as a waitress. By 2003,
Megan had decided to move in with fellow college students
and friends, Jered Bradshaw, Kendra Logan, Antonio
Marzetta and Ryan in four bedroom apartment near the STU
campus. It was during this time that she shamefully flirted
and lusted after both her roommates - Antonio and Jered.
However, both men were involved with other people at the
time and nothing with Megan ever materialized.
STU by the name of Derek Jordan. Unbeknownst to Megan
at the time, Derek was also dating Angela Bradshaw. It was
around the same time that a string of rapes and murder
began occurring on the STU campus.
attack, they seemed to stop - until April 25, 2005. On that date Derek entered the KJRE news station studios. Both Megan
and Angela happened to be there at the studio and were unaware of their own separate connection with Derek Jordan.
Also Derek had developed an unhealthy obsession with local news reporter Savannah Pierce who was covering the STU
story. At KJRE Derek took the three women hostage with the intent of raping each one of them and then killing them. He
revealed to the trio it would be the perfect ten killings and that the world would be a better place without them in it, that the
world was a better place with all of them gone. Derek claimed he was doing good work - ridding the world of ten lying
After over eight hours of being held hostage the women were able to catch a break. Derek took Angela from the other the
two women with the intent of raping her and as he done this he laid the gun down. Megan saw this as the perfect
opportunity. She grabbed the gun and turned it on Derek, within seconds he was dead. His victims watched as Derek
died before they emerged from the news stations - survivors and forever friends.
Before the women emerged they made a pact to tell the police that each shot Derek. None of them had a fear of being
punished for their crime, but as Savannah explained it would help ease their consciences about the events of that day.
The ordeal that Angela experienced with Savannah and Megan has bonded them forever and she remains close to the
both of them. Angela with Megan and Savannah meet once a year - April 25th and remember the tragedy of that day. They
think of that day now not as just a tragic event, but an event that brought them together. At their 2010 meeting Megan
revealed to Derek's mother Penelope Jordan that she was the one who shot Derek.
began working at KTTV as a field reporter.
In 2009, she met Gregory Holloway at the Southern River Hotel. The two began having a secret affair that led to their 2010
Valentine's Day wedding in Las Vegas. As of recent Megan has had to fight for her marriage against Sharon Bradshaw
who was Gregory's mistress and the woman he came back to River's Edge to win back. Despite their connection,
Gregory chose Megan over Sharon.