It’s been bothering me for a week now just where I’ve seen John Stape’s bright red, never healing scratches before.
Turns out he borrowed them from James T. Kirk after a transporter accident split the good captain into two separate personalities: one good, one evil. The evil Kirk tried it on with Yeoman Rand and got his face all scratched up for his troubles:
I guess the studio wasn’t using them anymore so Corrie got to use them. Hey, you gotta cut corners where you can in these tough times.