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RATINGS: B&B Has Great Week With Raya's Wedding, GH Struggles, DAYS Poised To Spike With Big Returns!

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The ratings are out for the week of August 10th through the 14th, and it was an excellent week for The Bold and the Beautiful which saw a gain of +316,000 total viewers.

During the week in question, it was Rick (Jacob Young) and Maya’s (Karla Mosley) wedding that played out with the confrontational drama between the Avant family, and Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) trying to remember what happened the night Aly (Ashlyn Pearce) was killed and if she was indeed a murderer!  B&B came in with + 3.815,000 for the week.  The CBS soap also the only daytime drama to add viewers in the key 18-49, and 25-54 women demos.  B&B also added the most viewers in the 18-34 women demo of any soap.

Elsewhere, General Hospital is continuing to struggle.  The ABC series is once again hitting a new low in the key 18-49 women demo, as well as tied in that category for all-time low rating share.  GH actually added +11,000 in total viewers for the week, but their overall total viewer performance tallied in at 2,555,000  and that is down -284,000 from the same time last year.

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And this now opens the door for NBC’s Days of our Lives, who this week just debuted the new head writing regime of Josh Griffith and Dena Higley’s work, as all the returns will now be starting to file in beginning with Patch played by Stephen Nichols next week on-air.

DAYS is just under 100,000 plus total viewers away from the number three spot that has been held for so long by GH.  Will DAYS overtake GH in the coming weeks?  Can GH stave them off and keep their number 3 position safe?  It’s not looking promising for the folks in Port Charles as of this week’s ratings report.

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The Young and the Restless continues to hold very strong. The number one soap gained +82,000 total viewers for the ratings week and is almost at +400,000 since the same time last year.  Y&R continues to also be in first place in every key demo. Check out the entire ratings picture courtesy of SON here.

So, was The Bold and the Beautiful the show to watch last week? Can GH gain some momentum? Will DAYS finally be in the number three spot by the end of August when the ratings come out?  Share your thoughts on what is working and what is ailing on your favorite soap opera in the comment section below!

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su0000

I believe the new GH writers, the dual that near sank Y&R with it lowest ratings ( and that was not an easy feat) to bring it that low but they managed to it lol
and both head writers were fired and will now be writing for GH and I see nothing hopeful that’s going to come from the Queens of Snooze..

DOOL has cleaned house and put a great effort into saving it.
It looks very promising..
(too bad Jean and Shelly were not dragged into DROOL, smart people at NBC … lol

Long Live ALL the Soaps!! they are loved!!

Mr. X
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su0000,

With you being a fan of Chuck Pratt’s story telling and GH and Y&R essentially swapping head writers, I knew it wouldn’t take long before you became more of a Y&R fan and less of a GH one. Y&R is still some good, some bad for me.

su0000
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su0000

hi Mr. X ..
I have always been a Y&R fan just not 2014 happy fan lol
2014 put me near comatose lol
Pratt has awakened me..

GH, I have always loved, I really enjoyed RC writing, lued it!
I fear for GH under the Snooze Queens..
after all they were responsible for the Y&R big snooze of 2014 ..

I pray the snooze queens did not drag Cassie’s tombstone to GH with them to continue on with the long long loooong boring speeches that seemed to be a 10000 a year .
And god forbid if they hauled in the infamous unfinished Music Box story!

aria
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aria

i’m hoping GH can get its act together, and they need to do it quickly, i sure hope this new writing team knows that they don’t have the luxury of time, just get with it and reveal jason is alive, and in the process, give us back the nickolas and elizabeth that we love, i hate this dark slimy prince and hate that they’ve made liz so desperate for a man. We also need answers to where is Robin? Decide once and for all if you want Genie Francis back full time and stop with these short unsatisfieing visits. Don’t… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

I don’t watch B&B but think maybe the writers from GH should to see why it is working. Sadly, I have taken GH off my DVR recording and have not even peeked at it in about 2 weeks. I am not giving up and harbor some degree of hope that they can get it together. As is stands now, I cannot abide the following: the sight of Denise’s horrible wig and the sound of her confused and badly employed accent, Nina’s lip twitching from all the scene chewing, Roger’s continued bad and muggy acting, Kiki’s histrionics, Morgan Fairchild’s stale and… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

I’m with you, Harry! It’s been over two weeks and counting for me as far as tuning out GH. Just reading the daily synopses/spoilers has been a thankless and unpleasant task, given the idiotic goings-on. As long as the showrunners insist upon utilizing their endless parade of ignominious characters like Nina, Franco, Hayten, Denise, Val-Chops, Sappy, Mikey, Morgan, Grossalie, Jordan, Ric, Alexis, Molly, TJ and so on and so forth, I’m outta there!!!! Even the sublime Liesl, Jake, and NuPaul cannot keep me viewing in whilst these terrible Ron C storylines play out…..perhaps when Anna returns, and other old favorites… Read more »

AJQ
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AJQ

Harry, Same for me. I haven’t watched in close to three weeks. It isn’t just the writing, it’s who the writing is for and what they are doing with it. GH is unrecognizable. I don’t want to watch a show that has Franco’s charges and trial at the center and focuses on other characters like Nina, Ava, Kiki, Dr.O. And you’re right, it isn’t just the writing. As you say, Howarth’s acting choices and execution are his and have been from day one. He has done his best to make Franco unwatchable regardless of the writing. Denise/Ava’s accent and delivery… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

O come on Harry a real soap fan stays in the trenches and watches everyday for the greater good. As a vet of soap watching I have endured over forty plus years of watching various soaps some of the most horrendous stuff imaginable and nothing on GH right now comes close to the bottom of the soap barrel. I watched MS for years on Y&R as Phyllis and I tell you as Nina the girl is on Valium– my goodness on Y&R it was like the character was on speed, saying almost every line three times in a row, are… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I agree with you Harry: Succinctly put, “GH is horrible, and that’s why the ratings suck.” And the reasons you list are right on the money.

Myssy
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Myssy

GH struggling because the show continued to be awful..I can’t find not one character on the show now that I even care about, I don’t care about the murder victim, don’t care about the suspects to want to know who did it, so over Sonny I don’t even watch him or the mob anymore, the new characters bored me senseless, so not investment and that’s all we have to look forward too. Bring back Robert Scorpio, and give me Anna Devane & Robert Scorpio doing anything(solving cases anything..Give me something to get excited over with GH. I’m hanging on by… Read more »

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

This is exactly how I felt when I gave up on GH about 20 years ago. I only started watching again when it was announced that OLTL and AMC were cancelled :(. I didn’t like or care about one single character. I’m pretty close to that now. I hope new writers can save the show.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

“I can’t find one character. . .one character I . . . care about.”
You are correct. And if TPTB do not care about the viewers, the viewers don’t care about the show. It’s that simple; we’ve been trying to say that for months/years, and our protestations fell on deaf ears or were simply ignored. TG care take a lot of credit for that also.

su0000
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su0000

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Writers Shelly Altman and Jean Passanante.
The Queens of Snooze will officially take over the writing reins beginning Monday, August 10..
Their stuff will air mid Oct..
Until then, mid Oct, enjoy RC’s writing, it is once again vintage RC .. 🙂 good stuff!

Aria
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Aria

You call what’s currently on the air good stuff? You too must of been affected by the contaminated water by jerry jax.

Harry
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Harry

But Suooo, if Ron’s writing is good stuff, then why are people tuning out in droves?

su0000
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su0000

Heeey Harry.. The Fluke story went on too long. when Tony was out for 6 months the Fluke story should have been put aside (but on return, it did give Tony his 8th emmy.. It was the Luke exit that put other big stories on hold..therefore tune-outs, and the Luke exit was not all in RC’s hands..and too long and a mistake to run it that long. but hey- it was Tony yah know.. now that it is over RC these past weeks has brought back his A-Game, GH has been very good since Luke’s exit. Love the Morgan turn,… Read more »

Les
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Les

I have peeked in a couple of times after TG’s exit and found nothing to keep me coming back.

louisa
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louisa

GH needs to get back to the real GH. Fire Ava, Nina, Donna Mills, etc. These ladies may have worked on other shows, but this is General Hospital and they do not belong here. The show is unrecognizable. I believe Days will pass up GH in the ratings, because it is a better show to watch. Days is still focused on its core families. Something GH abandoned long ago. I will watch when Genie Francis returns in September, but I can’t watch what we are seeing now.

downtownla
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downtownla

this is the problem of not developing new writers. they keep going to the same people who recycle the same stories and at some point just becomes a hamster wheel. I’m glad there are new head writers coming in, but I am not optimistic because of what I have been reading about their stint at Y&R. Let’s hope they learned from those mistakes. As others have said, please get rid of the new characters who ARE NOT connected to either a core family or the hospital. Silas is a good start, but I think Ava, Nina, Kiki and Madeline all… Read more »

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Days has been slowly improving, and will soon be the no.3 soap and if all goes well with the returns and writing, i can see Days dethrone B&B at second place…hopefully, Days will keep its vets equally front and center with its aged children…the teens can help refreshen things but not carry the show on their own…and less Danial too!!! As for GH, the show lacks a hero and a heroine—it badly needs Robert and Anna, more Mac, Felicia and Monica, and like Days it might eventually need to age their children—as 15 year olds Emma, Spenser, Cameron and Josslyn!!!… Read more »

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I meant current vets, not staff…also id drop the Jeromes—they became tired characters…less mob too…some mob ok but not too much…if the new writers can make Julian, Sonny and Ava more interesting—like Y&Rs Jack verses Victor…then maybe i wont mind if they stay…jmho’s!!!

Aria
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Aria

Jason barely knows he’s Jason now you want him to be a doctor? Like wake up and boom he’s a doctor?? Ok, maybe RC isn’t the only one whose off tract! Be realistic Jason will never be a doctor ..

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I didnt mean that Jake wakes up realizing he is Jason and five minutes later he is performing surgery at GH…my comment might imply that but it wasnt what i meant…i want him to finally remember he is Jason and how he once planned to become a doctor and he pursues that dream…im sick of the mob stuff which isnt well done in the first place and hoping Jason will eventually become a doc and not Sonnys sidekick!!!

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

I wholeheartedly agree that the vets carry the show! The last two weeks have been great! So far so good with the new material from Dena Higley and Josh Griffin. Hope Dena is not on leave too long. Wish her well during this time.

Cary Giacalone
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Cary Giacalone

Maybe it is time to stop idolizing criminals. It is RIDICULOUS that Michael would give up a little sister that he loves to the man that killed his father and who has no qualms about shooting anyone, but yes he is a loving father (POOH). I also hate what they have turned Liz into. And does anyone believe Lucky would return the son he mourned and just take off again. Does anyone who is writing really get human emotion. And Liesel as head of the hospital (though I love the comedic part she brings to the show). How about some… Read more »

ediebailey
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ediebailey

Totally agree, Cary. I cannot stand how they glorify Sonny Corinthos and how Carly stands by his side (her hypocrisy regarding Franco and how she betrayed him makes me want to scream) and how anyone could put an innocent child in his hands.
Enough with the guns and knives and all the mob wars!!!
GH needs to spotlight romances before it’s too late if it isn’t already.
Wish the new writers had a better track record of improving ratings!!!

Charday
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Charday

Agree with you on GH–get rid of Sonny, the mob, etc. Focus on the Quartermaines, Webbers, Cassadines, Spencers, other classic characters, and the hospital.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Say it again, Charday!

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

B&B deserved the ratings spike. The wedding scenes were soapy goodness!

I like the Ally storyline (sorry she’s gone) despite the fact that Steffy & Liam (UGH!) are central to the story.

Ryan
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Ryan

There’s many reasons why “GH” is circling the drain; the last of the inept stories that are unfolding aren’t drawing in viewers and quite a lot of viewers have called it in after Michael Easton was let go from the series and his character “Silas Clay” killed off unnecessarily without any sort of character evolution. To be fair, this isn’t the first time new characters were created only to eventually be cast aside as if they were nothing. That happened to Jimmy Deshler last year when his character of “Rafe Kovich Jr.” was also killed off in a storyline that… Read more »

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I’m really excited for DOOL’s 50th anniversary. I’m a bit concerned how the writing for all the returning vets, newbie teens, etc. is going to come together. I’m hopeful.

Timmm
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Timmm

Why do us fans always have the BEST ideas and ANY of these writers suck! Other than current binding contracts or disinterest,

Bring back: Robert, Anna, Robin, Ned and Noah.

Use: Bobbi, Monica, Mac, Felicia, Tracy, Paul, Scotty, Patrick, Sam, JASON, Liz, Nick, Hayden Lucas and Lucy

Cut: Franco, Ava, Julian, Nina, Madeline, Rosalie, Lisel, Brad, Sabrina, TJ, Jordan.

Recast: Michael and Morgan

Send Sonny and Carly on a LONG Honeymoon!

Paul
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Paul

Come on now. Tristan Rogers is under contract at Y&R. Wally Kurth is under contract at Days. And for the 7 millionth time, KM doesn’t want to act full time on GH. I wish the show would just recast her so all the Robin fanatics could then complain about the recast.

Timmm
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Timmm

Well I heard Tristan was recurring now on Y&R and if Kim wants to stay away, recast. Wally, I know he is on Days. Why did they let him go? Did he want to leave? Ned is such an important character with Tracy and Paul in the Q mansion. Recast!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Today when I was watching Days I was stuck by the fact that I was seeing something I haven’t seen in a while, love. Whether it be as something as simple as Hope wiping blood off Aden’s face, or Doc and John taking a walk in the park or Victor hold Caroline’s hand–it was there and sincere. Now,granted those moments might not be as exciting as bomb going off in Horton’s square, but honestly it was very refreshing to see. I have no doubt if Days continues on that route it will soon pass GH in the ratings.

Beth CP
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Beth CP

You mentioned every scene that struck me as so refreshing today as I watched Days this afternooon. Funny how the most simple (sometimes read: mundane), actions can be so quietly moving. I am very hopeful for DOOL 50th anniversary year.

And wishing for GH to finally get back on track with Jean P. and Shelly A……

Harry
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Harry

YEP! Love!

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Fans want love. They delivered. Very refreshing.

mark
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mark

GO DAYS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tammy
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Tammy

I used to watch days but since Peter reckell left I haven’t even peeked. Sorry as a no znd hope fun since I was a teen , his exit was disrespectful to him and fans! I find myself watching the playlists that many hzve put together of classic days! That was great writing and character driven! I miss the vets and they could have been given great storylines in the way that Dr. znd Mrs H were! As a teacher I would dvr or watch in the summer but since that horrific story with Carly znd hope in prison I… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

You seem to be out of the loop, Tammy. Bo is returning next month. Steve will arrive next week! Look at the comments where viewers are saying they recognize a familiarity to DAYS gone by. The new writers material aired midweek and their three episodes have already been a huge improvement of what had been written! Steve will be looking for Bo and he will be reunited with his family. I don’t know how long Peter Reckell will stay, but Bo’s absence will be explained and his stay will be in character. If and when Bo leaves again, the present… Read more »

Belle
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Belle

I agree about Days; I loved the tender moments between Caroline and Victor! G.H. : I hate the mob activity on the show. I stopped watching G.H. for years when Sonny was allowed to wreak havoc on A.J. and the Q Family. The writers gave the mob all of the power and played the Qs as weak and powerless. They’re still glorifying the mob by having T.J. cling to Sonny instead of his mother; plus, favoring right over wrong. What person in his right mind would be happy living in a gangster’s house with danger all around? Also, they’re allowing… Read more »

Belle
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Belle

BB’s pre-wedding fireworks were explosive! Maya’s father’s comments were inflammatory and current to how some people truly feel about the transgender an lesbian and gay issue. I believe that both sides show be truthfully verbalized ; however, Julius should have not attended the wedding feeling the way he does. Yet, his appearance was the fuel that ignited the smoldering fire.

Kevin
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Kevin

Bold and the Beautiful ROCKS…excellent acting and drama…It’s what good daytime drama is all about.

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Mike Manning On His DAYS Departure: “Thank You to NBC, to Everyone Involved, and Most of All to the Fans That Were Along for the Ride With This Crazy Character.”

Now it’s the end of the line for Charlie on Days of our Lives, his portrayer Mike Manning took to his Instagram for some parting words of his time in Salem playing this very bad dude.

As Days fans know, many people wanted Charlie dead, and now he is! Thus begins a good old fashioned soap murder mystery on the long-running NBC soap opera, the question now is, who ultimately did the deed?

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After getting a copy of the latest Soap Opera Digest on newsstand now, which features, “Who Killed Charlie?” on the cover, Manning shared in a post on Friday: Everybody has a motive to want this guy dead.” 😂 Not exactly how I pictured my first soap magazine cover, but at least we’re having a good time with it. It’s been fun Salem. I’ll love you all forever. ✌🏼💙. Thank you to NBC, to everyone involved, and most of all to the fans that were along for the ride w/ this crazy character. You’re amazing. I’ll always be grateful for you.  Excited to share what’s next as soon as I can.   Arrivederci. -Charlie/Mike”

So place your bets on who will turn out to be the murderer via the comment section below and let us know what you thoughts on Mike’s run on DAYS!

 

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WATCH: Jackée Harry Comes to Days of our Lives Promo

Next week on March 1st look for the arrival of Jackée Harry to NBC’s Days of our Lives.

Harry is coming to the long-running soap in the new role of Paulina, who is connected to the Carver family.

In the newly-released promo heralding her upcoming DAYS debut, the actress shares, “I’ve got three good reasons you should watch me on Days of our Lives … I’m bold … I’m fabulous .. and you know I’m going to stir up trouble.  Let’s do this!”

Harry is best known for her roles in the sitcoms 227, Sister, Sister and numerous roles on television and motion pictures.

Watch the NBC promo featuring Jackée below.

What kind of trouble do you think Harry’s Paulina will stir up in Salem? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Cady McClain Ends Her Great Run as Jennifer; But Not Before A ‘Wink-Wink’ Nudge-Nudge’ to AMC’s Dixie ‘Poison Pancake’ Debacle

Wednesday’s episode featured another solid performance by two-time Daytime Emmy-winner, Cady McClain as Jennifer Horton Devereux as it was the day of her mother, Laura’s (Jaime Lyn Bauer) funeral.

Last week, longtime viewers were saddened that the character of Dr. Laura Horton was killed-off.  The question remains did she fall accidentally and hit her head in a struggle with Gwen (Emily O’Brien), or did Gwen intentionally kill Laura?

Yesterday was also the final episode of McClain in the role of Jennifer – as far as we know for now.   In story, following Laura’s funeral, Jennifer was heading to Boston to be with her brother Mike, to settle their mother’s estate and go through her belongings, etc.

Cady had taken over the role of Jennifer from Melissa Reeves, who chose to stay in Nashville during the Covid-19 pandemic.  As part of her departure, head writer, Ron Carlivati and the writing team, delivered a little wink-wink nudge-nudge to soap viewers and those of McClain’s time as Dixie Cooney Martin on All My Children.

In one of the most controversial soap death scenes of all-time, and one that was not kind to McClain, Dixie was killed-off the ABC daytime drama series after eating poison peanut butter pancakes. Fast-forward to 2021, and in an attempt to make DAYS Jennifer feel better, Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) whips up some banana pancakes with extra peanut butter!  When Jennifer declines them, Julie says she thought she liked them, to which Jennifer replied, “I used to.  But I had a bad experience with them once.  Now I can’t even look at them.”  Julie questions, “Bad experience?”  Then Jennifer says, “I’d rather not talk about it.”

In our books, McClain got the last laugh here getting to do a nod to the audience, who has followed her soap career for decades including the the 2007 killing of Dixie … by pancakes.

Previously, Cady shared in a 2020 interview with EW.com about the subject: “It was a dig at me by one of the writers that very much wanted to put me in my place. I had stepped out of line and they wanted to put me back in line, and I was going to eat those pancakes and I was going to learn my lesson, and I certainly did.”

So, what did you think of the mention of the ‘pancakes”? Will you miss Cady as Jennifer? Comment below.

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