Charlie begins an affair with David McNeal (Sam Eisenstein) and falls in love with him. They get into a relationship, but when Charlie's worst enemy, Tanja von Anstetten (Miriam Lahnstein), who was supposed to be dead, returns, she wants to get back at Charlie. She threatens her with her life and begins an affair with David. Tanja makes sure Charlie finds out about it and Charlie catches David with Tanja in bed. Charlie breaks up with him, but Tanja isn't finished with her old "friend" - she wants to drive Charlie crazy. And her plans work, as not even her brother Lars (Herbert Ulrich) eventually believes or trusts her anymore. Charlie engages a professional murderer who should kill Tanja. But she already knows about Charlie's plan and blackmails her. Charlie has to give her all of her possession. And Charlie end up working at the "No Limits".
But Charlie wins everything back, opens the "Schneiders" and is very happy when her nephew Oliver Sabel (Jo Weil) comes back to town from working on cruise ships for a few years. He finds out Charlie hasn't the best relationship with Olivia (Kristina Dörfer) and he wants to change that. But Oliver doesn't know that Olivia is blackmailing her aunt about a secret from her past. Then Charlie finds out that Olivia faked a pregnancy and made Andi Fritzsche (Dominic Saleh-Zaki) and Ansgar von Lahnstein (Wolfram Grandezka) both believe they are the father of the baby. Olivia warns Charlie not to tell anyone about that. But she can't shut her mouth and gives Andi a hint. When Olivia finds out that Charlie is involved in the fact that Andi had left her, she wants to get back at her and tells in front of anyone that Charlie paid Lars ex-girlfriend for an abortion years ago. Lars breaks ties with his sister and Charlie is left heartbroken. Oliver tries to help his aunt.