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Eva LaRue Joins The Cast of The Young and the Restless

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Say what? Mario Santos Grey of All My Children is coming to Genoa City?   Well, not exactly, but longtime fan favorite Eva LaRue,who played Pine Valley’s Maria (from 1993-2011) is headed to The Young and the Restless in exciting casting news today.

On Y&R, Eva will play the mother of Rey (Jordi Vilasuso) and Lola (Sasha Calle) named Celeste Rosales.

According to EW.com who broke the casting news: Celeste “shares a complex relationship with her children”, Rey Rosales and Lola Rosales.”

LaRue will begin filming next week and will debut on the June 26th episode of the top-rated CBS Daytime drama series.

Currently, Eva is the host of CW’s Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Animal Tales.  LaRue is very familiar with being part of the CBS network family having played Natalia Boa Vista on primetime’s CSI: Miami. 

So, what do you think of Eva LaRue joining Y&R? Comment below.

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maggie
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maggie

Isn’t Arturo part of the Rosales family? How come he’s not mentioned in this story?

Sarah
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Sarah

Arturo has been written out of the show!

Momo
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Momo

I thought they were decreasing the Rosales family so I don’t understand them bringing on the mother now Arturo is gone. Also ironic that Arturo was the first Rosales to arrive in GC and is the first gone.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Seeing this announced earlier today had me in shock, but a good kind of shock. I love that Eva LaRue is returning o daytime, in what I am perceiving to be a juicy role. My only gripe is that this is coming on the heels of Noemi Gonzalez and Jason Canela’s exits; surely, Celeste and Mia would be soap gold in scenes together, and it gives me hope that Arturo and Mia could return by the end of 2019. Let’s hope this plays out well, because, right now, I am finding what’s happening in Genoa City to be bland, boring… Read more »

Momo
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Momo

Yes! Having their mother arrive now with Arturo and Mia gone makes no sense.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Irregardless of that, I am still looking forward to her arrival, and am hopeful it’s ensuring the return of Arturo and Mia down the line.

Damien
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Damien

Ditto!. At the very least getting Rosales mom means the fam is staying so heres hoping Mia gets her due!

Damien
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Damien

Me too!
There was so much left in the Rey/ Mia/ Arturo story but they canned it and rushed the end just as it was heating up! Arturo and Mia were solid actors and a exciting change of scenery. Their return would make me very happy!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I do agree re-the story feeling rushed; you can tell Josh Griffith just fumbled (much like he does) and rushed their exits. Though, gives me even more hope they’re going to return.

Tony
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Tony

Wow!!!! Shenwas great as Maria on AMC!!! Funny because i recently saw a you tube video qith Eca and Sydney Penny from their AMC days. Those years were magical

su000
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su000

I know nothing of the Eva LaRue person.
but-
by her photo, she looks way too young to be Rey’s mother; unless she gave birth at the age of nine.
crazy stuff..

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Maria is 52 and Jordy is 38. Fourteen is still young to give birth, but I guess being only a few years older than Sharon, I bet there will be a lot of battles for Rey’s affections. This should be fun. I also wonder how Mama Celeste ( isn’t there a pizza with that name?) will interact with Lola and her rich boyfriend? Kyle better forget about them living together.
I see Eva as being the proverbial monkey wrench.

Celia
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Celia

LOL, Miss Violet…..GH’s Sam is only nine years younger than her father, Julian—-what about Gina’s Phyllis ( Y&R) is only six years older than Daniel, her firstborn ( and, so many more). It is what it is. We accept or go out of our minds.❤️

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Celia
You are so right, and I do accept it, but don’t always have to like it, right? At least Eva will be more suitable for Jack, the guy that usually rocks the cradle.

Harry
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Harry

Weird thing is that the actor who plays Rey also played Marcus Santos, Maria Santos’s (Eva La Rue) little brother on AMC. I think we have to give up the fidelity we pay to ages where soap operas are concerned. Suspension of disbelief and all that jazz.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Harry
It’s no big deal, but if I remember right,Jordi/Rey played a Dr.Castillo, who had come to town for Dr. Hayward, and wound up saving Kendall’s life. Did you see that SL, it was 2011? I had also seen him on G.L as Tony Santos, but no mention of him playing Maria’s brother or ever being on AMC before.

Harry
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Harry

Violet. Thank you for the gentle correction. I was wrong. He was on AMC but played another character, not a member of the Santos family. Teach me not to believe everything I read on Wikipedia.

Kit
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Kit

Some version of this report that I saw made note that Eva is only a few years older than Jordi.

Celia
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Celia

Did you ever watch CSI:Miami, su? Eva was on that show for a loooong while. Check her out….❤️

Mary SF
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Mary SF

The actor’s ages have nothing to do with the character’s age– if she is playing his mother, then she is the character’s mother– you people are way too literal about the age thing.

su000
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su000

When one is old they are old..
All the botox, hair extensions, and facelifts still do not hide the fact that one is old.

Eric/Victor is one that wears his age- he has grey hair and wrinkles etc.. good for him.

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

So we got rid of two young members of this family to bring in another 50+ performer. SMH. It’s like they don’t want to interest new young viewers.

Cid Weinberg
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Cid Weinberg

New young viewers are not the proper demographic. CBS/Y&R actually got this correct\,this time. The baby boomers & gen X are the target…retiring & home again to watch. I have had discussions with my own young nieces & nephews under, 30, they do not watch daytime soaps or have the viewing patience or connection or care. (yes, I’m certain there are some young viewers, absolutely)…no new viewers. With only 4 network soaps, it is smart to go after old soap viewers of not only Y&R but other defunct serials.

Lew S.
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Lew S.

I totally agree!

Mateo
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Mateo

Ok, so let me get this correct here: they sent away Arturo and Mia because the audience was not accepting them. So they send them away and bring another Rosales in that no one even knows??? So Eva La Rue may be a good actress and I am certain that she will be good on Y&R BUT why bring in another Rosales? It makes zero sense! Quite frankly if it weren’t for Kyle and Lola I wouldn’t give two flying Walenda Brothers about the Rosales family. I hope this is a short lived role. No shade on Ms. LaRue but… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

I don’t disagree. I do wish they’d rethink the firing of Arturo and Mia–they have grown on me (however, Rey has NOT grown on me).

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Great news! I loved (loved!) Ms. LaRue as Maria on AMC, her run there marked by incredible acting, story, and production. I still recall her supposed death in that plane crash. Oh! Am hoping Mama Rosales has a little fire in her. A beautiful woman with a history may shake things up in Genoa City in ways the drama and audience could really enjoy.

Caleb
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Caleb

Didn’t Erica call Maria “St. Maria of the Push Up Bra”? 🙂

Patrick
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Patrick

LOL ^^^^^ sounds about right Eva , after all these years… has to let go of the St. Maria.. WHERE THE BRA GIRL… I am imagining two viral fully embodied WOMEN with determination. if they play off of MS PHYLIIS no holds barred against Eva NICE… meh ??? i’m certain that Eva Larue as an actress has raised the bar. so… this is intriguing this is neither here nor their…. ie: Peter Bergman in the romance department… was never better then when he was on All My Children.. w/Nina Cortlandt , Brooke , AND whomever . his family man ..… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Eva was “stuck” as St. Maria, being the older sibling of the Santos Clan.

WOW did she have spontaneous combustion sure fire with John Callahan… her ex-hubby.

draw from cull from… your own sexual acute AND FIRE

Lisa
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Lisa

YAY!!!! Love her!!!!

Mikey B
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Mikey B

Great Move. Should be the missing piece to the Rosales family.
Probably will be Jack Abbott’s love interest in time.

Lew S.
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Lew S.

Great!! Hopefully she will be for Jack and not Lauren, as it seems they are testing the waters. Another test that I TRULY hope will fail is Tracy & Cain – No, NO & NO!!!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I agree with most of the comments. I like E.L, mostly from AMC, and I also immediately thought of her being someone for Jack. I am really not liking him with Lauren, and where would that leave Michael, although we don’t see very much of him anymore.
Also I can’t stand the idea of Traci and Cane, especially when she pictures him naked.
Oh, maybe, he’ll be smitten with Mama Celeste!

Lew S.
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Lew S.

Violet I am with you – Tracy imaging Cane naked was way too much! Don’t get me wrong, everyone deserves love, but those two as a couple – NO! Cane would look at her as a mother figure. Expecting her to solve all of his problems and clean up his messes.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Lew S
I answered before, but I guess it didn’t get posted. After you described Traci as a possible mother figure, I immediately pictured Cane in his high chair, and Traci trying to get him to eat his veggies.

Lew S.
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Lew S.

HA!! I can picture that as well!!

Celia
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Celia

Violet and Lew,
Hello, my friends—-did I miss something? I did skip a couple of eps and didn’t catch up…..
So, Lauren is up to her old carnal esca

Celia
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Celia

Sorry….posted accidentally…
….Lauren is up to her old carnal escapades? She pictured Cane naked, of all men? Ewwww!! I guess those itchy, little menopausal hormones are overwhelmingly intractable. Poor Michael!! He should ask Jack for some “stamina” pills —-you know? Hard to keep up in the boudoir with insatiable partners……Lauren is restless… Ha and
High School Health class was very informative. LOL…..

Lew S.
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Lew S.

Hi Celia, Good to receive a post from you! It was Tracy who pictured Cane naked. It seems she has the hots for him. It seemed like they were trying to pair Jack with Lauren,but with Eva LaRue joining the cast, hoping she will be Jack’s next love interest. Have a good evening!

Celia
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Celia

Hey, Lew, WOW!! Tracy? Level-headed, Tracy? LOL….oh, boy…..grandmas gone wild??!! I guess what’s good for the goose etc.etc.etc.( in this case, gander–as in Jack). Lil’ sister is following in big brother’s footsteps. This explains the reason she and Cane spend so much time together—Writing a book?…. right out of the blue. All in her head, I hope….I have these horrible pictures skipping through my head. I love Eva…..I wish she were paired with someone else—but who? Not enough men. Plus, they’re all lacking something, in one way or another. it’s a wonder these people ( having been passed around hither… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Hi Celia Iam still laughing because of what Lew told you about Traci having the hots for lame Cane, and as she is writing this new novel, with suggestions from him, visualizes him in every aspect of the story, including being naked. YUK! Then reading your ideas of what you thought had happened just got me laughing all over again. For once Lauren is innocent of chasing after a man, but is pushing her husband to help her find someone for Jack. At first it looked like sparks flying between she and Jacko, so a lot of us were like,… Read more »

Lew S.
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Lew S.

TOTALLY SINGED!

Celia
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Celia

Violet and Lew….you guys are the best!! Cracking up!!….I appreciate those with a twisted sense of humor, as myself. I find “funny”, if I put my mind to it, in practically anything…. LOL.❤️

tom j
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tom j

Totally bizarre. For the new writer and producer to come in and just about immediately announce half of the Rosales clan was being removed from the show, it seems so odd to now bring on the mother. Though she would make a good love interest for Jack.

Patrick
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Patrick

NICE. This could work. Easy to picture Eva Larue AND Michelle Stafford. A must to keep Phyllis and Jack fresh. High yield with Eva. This three some should enliven. Pulse set

Katherine Bennett
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Katherine Bennett

No I’m sick of Phyllis and Jack. Ava and Jack would be great love story. He needs to take his dad place in the family like his John . Jack to old to play the fields . His son doing enough of that i do miss popping up and talking to John .Need a wedding for Jack and Eva this winter around Xmas.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

With the two most annoying members of the Rosales family exiting the canvas soon, I’m actually okay with this. I have a feeling she’ll be paired with Jack at some point, unless the plan is to pair up Michelle Stafford’s Phyllis with Jack again when she returns.

Also, don’t get me wrong, I love Eva LaRue (I remember her on CSI: Miami, she was great). But doesn’t she seem a little young to play Jordi Vilasuso’s mother? They’re only a 15 year age difference between the actors. She could easily pass for Lola and Arturo’s mother, but not Rey.

Margherita
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Margherita

I agree on the age discrepancy but she may have had Rey in her late teens which may then lead deeper into the back story of why Rey took on a responsible parental role being the eldest sibling. And this may also open up a return of Mia and Arturo with baby in tow in another year or so. Jack definitely needs someone with fabulous acting chops. I was hoping for Beth Chamberlain, aka Beth Raines Spaulding from Guiding Light, but I’m happy to entertain this new character, for Eva is a great actress.

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

Who’s to say she didn’t give birth to him when she was 15 or 16? Do we know their back story?

Gloria Worthey
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Gloria Worthey

Good Lord! No way she looks old enough to be Rey’s mother! I know soaps push the limit on this (i.e. Oliva/Dante on GH & many others) but really! I agree with most of the other comments-no more Rosales!

Katherine Bennett
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Katherine Bennett

You all talking about the age difference look at Loura don’t Y&R she has a son Fin she know teen anymore . And she is a beautiful Lady. So Ray and his mom Eva age not much. Eva beautifully mother. The kids grow up fast on the soaps. That’s TV Soaps we love them. I’m not a teen anymore 63 and not a beautiful as the older lady’s on the show god blessed them with it what is age.

Patrick
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Patrick

With all due respect. Could @Y&R be channeling A new family of color. Regrettably the Neil winters clan with just lilly and Devon and the ucky twins. No go. SAD. Still fresh the hurt. SAD

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Patrick
Was thinking the same thing. With new Nate, whom I’am not thrilled with, plus Devon’s sister Ana and her father and cousin, Lilly and her twins should not be missed. Why oh why could they not have taken Cane with them? Maybe he’ll romance Esther instead of Tracy.

Katherine Bennett
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Katherine Bennett

I’m with that keep Tracy away from her Cane trouble she is to good for him. Cane and Phyllis are good with chatting .

Mark Y
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Mark Y

She’s soap royalty. With good story to play it should be great. I see her with Jack.

Derrick Walker
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Derrick Walker

Looking at some of your comments, you guys need to give Eva LaRue a chance. I wasn’t too thrilled about the Rosales but I grew to like them and yes I could see the love interest between her and Jack.

Also, Eva is 52 or 53 so she is the right age. I would think she had Rey at a very young age.

Timmm
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Timmm

This makes sense. You trim all the fat and then you can go out and spend money on a proven commodity. Eva LaRue will be Jack’s new love interest.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Timmm
Isn’t she a little old for Jackie? We all know how he likes them young and tender, the old fool!

KatherineBennett
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KatherineBennett

Jack needs to slow down and stop playing the field Eva could but a stop to it with her beauty and with love for each other.

Harry
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Harry

Violet. His do you explain Gloria? I bet Bergman is happy about this possible match. He had said in interviews that he’d like to be paired with someone older. He explained that they haven’t paired jack up with someone closer to his age due to budgetary concerns.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Harry
Why do you think it would stress their budget? Do they have to pay the older gals more money? Probably so, they have more experience and mph.

Timmm
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Timmm

You are correct. Maybe Summer has a girlfriend who is single!

Celia
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Celia

Eva made Maria Santos shine—-I welcome her as the Rosales Mom with open heart!! Eva is perfect for this role—gorgeous and talented!!

Kay
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Kay

Yes you have spent a fortune on returns etc but cbs was not going to give mm a raise to keep her ! Well it always helps if you have a agent who blackmails people just ask JM two new huge sets now she is back on cbs funny how that works ! We have a 24 year veteran whose mother had not been on since 2009 and still does not know she has a granddaughter twin back from the dead!

Celia
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Celia

Hey, Kay,
Yeah—Doris vanished without an explanation….that is soooo weird. Never a mention by Sharon or anyone else!!!!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Celia and Kay
I remember very well the last time we saw Doris. Sharon had just been brought back by the police after she had been broken out of jail by Adam. She ran away and had been staying with the veterinarian who took her in for a while. Anyway Doris tore Sharon up one side and down the other, like she was the daughter from hell. I guess the writers had forgotten how close these two were. As you said, she hasn’t been seen or mentioned since.

Katherine Bennett
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Katherine Bennett

Love that Eva LaRue coming to Y&R .She would make Jack a lovely woman for a wife . The show need more older people married on the show. To many old single on the show. Billy,and others. Miss Paul too he is great. I begin watching the show in 1970s. I’m a big soap fan they are great actors.Katherine and Jill the best. Katherine played in a lot of cowboy shows.Miss her a lot. A beautiful Lady.Hope Jill comes back more often love you Jill. Katherine Bennett of Belington, WV.

Richard Danner
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Richard Danner

OOOOOO MY GOD YES! Celeste/Jack/Phyllis PLEASE!!!!

Harry
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Harry

Well, she is not much older than Sharon and only about 15 years older than Rey, her son. Aside from that, I am thrilled she is joining the cast. I always loved Eva La Rue. I recall Erica Kane calling her “Saint Maria of the Push-up bra.” La Rue is ageless and gorgeous and this is positive news. I think she will be a love interest for Jack.

Momo
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Momo

15 year age difference between Eva and Jordy. Yes, technically she could be his mother, but Eva is too young for this role unless they will age her. Not hating on Eva getting the role, but it just seems really preposterous.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

There are more preposterous age-gaps in soap operas, or even in primetime.

Richard Signorelli
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Richard Signorelli

good casting but half the family is gone and the 2 left should have been the 2 that they sent packing. this show is currently at the most boring i have seen in years

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