Hope Rogers and Erin Bodell have been friends through most of their teenage years in Proper. Hope, who was once Joey Sorrento's girlfriend in the 6th Grade, has never quite gotten over the fact that the love of Joey's life has been Trina Trapnell. Erin Bodell, who was bright enough to only date Joey for one day, also years ago, knows that Hope is holding on to what may be empty, well, Hope, about Joey being alive. Leenie McDonough, as Erin Bodell, and Nichele Swertfeger, as Hope Rogers, survived the Soul & Bones Explosion. The question is, what kind of traumatic effects will the event have on them over the long run. Erin is also the daughter of City Commissioner April Bodell (Karen Peterson) and Rhett Bodell (Bryan Moss). She's a good girl caught up in a bad situation. What is a nice Baptist girl doing at a party anyway? Some people even saw her drinking with Joey and hitting on him.