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RATINGS: General Hospital Up In Total Viewers And Key Demos!

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The ratings are out for the week of November 14th-18th and it was General Hospital that showed the most gains in viewers among total viewers and addtions in all the key womens demos.

It was Sonny’s (Maurice Benard) confession at Morgan’s funeral that gave the 11/14 episode of the ABC soap opera over 2.9 million viewers, which was the most-watched episode of the week of GH.   For the week, in total viewers, GH added +94,000 up to 2,716,000 in its average tally.  GH was the only soap to be in the plus column and add viewers in the key demos of 18-49, 18-24, and in the 25-54 category GH and Y&R were up.

The Young and the Restless also added total viewers for the week with +59,000 bring their tally to 4,559,000.  However, Y&R tied an all-time low in the 18-49 ratings share for the seventh straight week.

The Bold and the Beautiful took the biggest hit for the ratings period losing -117,000 total viewers, and tying an all-time low in 18-49 viewers.  The CBS soap also tied all-time lows in the ratings share for the 18-34 and 18-49 female demos.

Days of our Lives was down slightly from the previous week losing 33,000 total viewers, but continued to tie an all-time low in the 18-34 ratings share.   View the entire ratings via SON here.

Numbers are based on Live+Same Day ratings

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(Compared to Last Week/Compared to Last Year)

Total Viewers
1. Y&R 4,559,000 (+59,000/-335,000)
2. B&B 3,696,000 (-117,000/+178,000)
3. GH 2,716,000 (+94,000/+48,000)
4. DAYS 2,239,000 (-33,000/-448,000)

So, which soap opera do you think is delivering the best drama right now?  Which soap do you think needs the most fixing?  What do you think of the latest ratings? Share your thoughts and theories in the comment section below!

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Rj
Rj

I hope Days will improve so ratings will go up. I fear if the ratings stay this low Days will be in trouble. With the holiday season upon us, I hope they will have more positive and upbeat storylines with romance and some happy stories. Let’s put the dark, mean, ugly stories behind us, and bring in the light which is so needed!

Toni idowu
Toni idowu

I believe GH is the best soap on daytime Television. The Death of Morgan storyline is providing some of the best drama in a while. The actors are fantastic . I would like to say the storyline where Nell sleeps with Sonny is not my favorite. I hope it is not true and Nell is caught very soon. I would also like closure for the pill swap with Ava; where Ava is finally punished. Too much evil goes unpunished and it is distressing.

Sue M.
Sue M.

Nell druged Sonny and nothing happened. I don’t know what she’s up to yeah yet.
Bobby’s off feeling about her is right on. I don’t like Nell she’s a little snake in the grass .

Addison
Addison

I suspect Nell is acting on higher orders. Possibly, she is acting on the orders of Jerry Jax. Maybe, Nell is Jerry’s daughter.
Just a wild guess–I do not know.

Celia
Celia

Yeah, Sue. I, also, think nothing happened. But, Sonny fell right into Nell’s plans, whatever they may be.
Is she the child of some woman Sonny spurned?…..and, has she come to exact revenge?
Also, I also think she may be his illegitimate child…..That’s another reason I think nothing happened.
Lordy, Lord…..that would really be EWWWWY GROSS!…..GH would not go there!!

Celia
Celia

@Addison.
Hi, Addison. Could Nell be Jerry’s daughter, as you say? Perhaps, this is the reason Nell was a match for Joss. How perceptive of you.
Does Jerry have a bone to pick with Sonny? So, Nell is acting so sweet as a means to an end.
What a sycophant!!

Eileen Hargis
Eileen Hargis

Days is headed for NBC announcing its cancellation in late January. It would run thru September 2017 and be done. Its barely staying above the 2 million mark, not enough for NBC to renew it again, in my opinion.

robert
robert

it’s sad it’s come to this and they only have themselves to blame. Ken Corday is out of touch.

Amanda
Amanda

It baffles me how GH’s ratings are up when the show is a total snoozefest with every storyline going on currently. The pacing is terrible. I just don’t understand all the love for a thug who has people killed for a living. I don’t like Sonny and Carly at all and it really bothers me that Morgan got killed. Will women really support every bit of garbage this once proud show churns out nowadays?

I can’t take the show anymore and quit watching weeks ago. It’s nonstop doom and gloom day after day, week after week, ad nausem. The show is way too dark and depressing all the time. Whatever happened to the love, romance, and adventure that this show was once known for in another life? Daytime soaps should be a fun escape from the horrors of the real world, and God knows there’s been a ton of that in recent weeks and months.

Alan
Alan

I’ve also quit watching.

GH’s continued insistence on making a career criminal the focal point of the show and allowing him to get away with everything is disgusting. The world is depressing enough without subjecting myself to this show on a daily basis.

Dan
Dan

Hey Alan, you said Sonny being the focal point of the show is one of the things that turned you off, which is certainly your right to feel that way. But I’m curious, in a hypothetical situation, if you were in charge of making such decisions, which character or characters would you make the focal point of the show?

Alan
Alan

If I were in charge I would put Laura, Liz, Anna, and Ava front and center along with Valentin. I would make Laura the emotional heart of the show, grooming her to be the eventual matriarch figure. When GH was facing cancellation in the 70’s it was the show’s decision to focus on Laura that in large part saved it from cancellation and she has the most ties (both familial and emotional) to the various characters. I would shift the focus to more hospital based stories (both medical and romantic) and utilize Liz to greater effect, building on her being the sole remaining member of the Hardy family on the canvas (and of course her father Jeff is also Laura’s uncle). By shifting the focus back to the hospital the show would also open up more story for Monica (Laura’s confidante during her teen years), Kevin (Laura’s current beau), and Lucas (Laura’s nephew by marriage). Bobbi (Laura’s former sister-in-law and rival for Scotty’s affections) could also be brought back as the next generation Jessie Brewer to lead the nursing program. I would put Anna back in charge of the PCPD and portray the department as effective as a result of Anna’s leadership and WSB background. With her professional life back on track, Anna could then dip her toe back into the dating pool. Valentin and Ava would be positioned to drive story as resident villains (and possibly spouses at some point down the road which would take the Ava/Nina feud to the next level if Ava became Charlotte’s mother, a position Nina is clearly hungry for). Instead of the played out mob business the show needs to introduce some corporate intrigue with Valentin attempting a hostile takeover of ELQ by using whatever Heather saw in Edward’s will a few years ago as his ace up his sleeve (which would give Tracy something to deal with on a professional front as well as a personal one when she learns the secret that her beloved father kept). I would also bring Delia back to interact with Ava and soften the character a bit, but still maintain her impulsive self-structure qualities that make Ava so compelling to watch. Finally, I would rebuild Alexis into a smart, strong, funny woman dedicated to her daughters and the law instead of a woman defined by her attraction to mobsters; bring back Britt to stir up trouble at GH; send Maxie and Nathan off to Seattle to be closer to Georgie; give more airtime to Lucas and Brad’s marriage; introduce more humor into the show via a Delia/Obrecht friendship, which would evolve from them bonding over their love for their children to their getting into Lucy and Ethel situations trying to keep Ava and Britt out of trouble; showcase actual friendships between the female characters; and most importantly, put a focus on epic romantic stories that play all the beats and don’t rely on lame obstacles like secret Canadian wives needing green cards who show up with… Read more »

Rose
Rose

Alan…I love your ideas for GH. What I would add is a couple of stronger male characters. Too bad they’ve neutered most of them…Paul had potential until, they made him a serial killer in a pretty dumb, depressing story. Jax and Robert just drop into Port Charles once in a while. And Duke…they had to kill him off. And while The hospital is the center of GH, not too many life and worse stories. Also really like being Delia/Dr. O back the way you suggested. Actually Delia could be the “face” of Kelly’s.

Rose
Rose

Amanda…While I still watch GH it isn’t with the same anticipation I used to have. And it is mainly because of what you said in your second paragraph. It does have it’s moments, but that’s just it …just moments. I hope things will pick up.

Celia
Celia

That’s it right there. Anticipation. I could not specify it or put my finger on what is missing. You just did it for me, Rose.

Sean
Sean

The ratings show that the audience enjoys Sonny, whether you like him or not the show is only going to base things on the numbers. It just shows that despite all the internet feedback, the majority of the audience feels differently

Celia
Celia

Exactly, Sean. Every piece of storytelling; whether it be a novel, a book, a movie, a soap, needs good and evil…..good guys; bad guys, equipped with foils and and counterparts. This is what makes a drama ‘tick’, in my opinion.
I cannot stand Sonny or Julian, but they are both necessary evils. I think what best represents these two ( and Ava) is that their quasi human ‘good’ qualities are inserted within their core.
They are bad guys with feelings. We have seen them love, hate, and suffer passionately…..all the basic emotions which makes a human being.
I write so many deprecating remarks about characters, one and all, LOL. But, at the end of the day, it is these same characters that stir our feelings/ emotions within us….we respond one way or the other. That’s what any writing should elicit.
I tolerate the bad guys because I know they are needed…..life is not a bed of roses.

Dan
Dan

Exactly Sean, what it proves is that the negativity and criticism directed at Maurice here and on other sites and forums is a vocal but ultimately small minority of the overall GH viewership. They are going to write their show for what the masses want, not for what a group of people on the internet want.

Alan
Alan

I don’t think this week’s ratings are proof that the “masses” want Sonny. The ratings for October 1st through November 4th which was a week of the non-stop Sonny/Carly pity party over Morgan’s death had GH down 239,000 in total viewers from last year as well as down 109,000 viewers in the women 18-49 demographic. Those aren’t good numbers. When the continued focus on all things Corinthos results in weekly gains and an increase in the coveted demographics over an extended period of time then a connection can be made between the two.

janet
janet

I also have quit watching. Plus I deleated all of it on my dvr.Now I will just take it off. Whenn I have given in, and tried to watch Jax all I saw was Sonny. he is the main reason I can’t be bothered.

Celia
Celia

Hey, Janet. Perception and habit rule my soap-watching.
I could never stop watching. I am soooo true blu, whether I like what I see or not. Soaps, whatever is left of them, are part of me; of my life….just my take.

Diane Therese
Diane Therese

I am so glad to see someone else sick of Sonny and Carly. I could take Carly staying on if only Sonny wold leave the show permanenty. Carly could date new chaeacters for a while until they settle on someone interesting. The whole mob thing is out of date and silly. Especially when they go on and on about Sonny veing a great dad though all his kids have been almost killed. The Cassadines, Sonny, Luke and Jerry Jax need to be written out for new fresh actors and stories

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Believe it or not, Carly’s smugness gets to me…like today when she spoke to Ava. Nice Carly I have no problem with. Smug Carly..which we see way too often? I’d rather see her and that smirk locked up before they threw the book at Sonny

Iakovos
Iakovos

Y&R is just biding time until Sally Sussman’s take on Genoa City begins. I am looking forward to what she and her team can do to revive my interest in what was a stately elegant and captivating serial. As a newbie to DAYS (since the mass cancellations), I have been disappointed but ever hopeful. GH has been clicking but because it is focusing on legacy characters and developing stories more deeply. B&B is just on endless repeat > same stories, different family members. Give these people something to do that really challenges them as people.

Celia
Celia

I am not surprised…..GH has been holding my attention. Most storylines are delivering all that a soap encompasses, albeit sometimes consisting of inane storylines .
Examples: Sam and Jason…ugh; Valerie’s instant superior, displaced moral attitude…ugh; Jordan and weird shrink…ugh; Carly/ Jax/Nell/Sonny debacle is freakishly ridiculous…ugh; weaselly Nell ( who has no appeal in looks or otherwise) is exploiting her nefarious agenda, which I saw from the onset and said so….yet, her REAL plan is not forthcoming.
So, the stage is set…..Will Carly find Nell and Sonny together? Is this her plan? To break up Carly and Sonny? Ahhhhh….and so the recycling goes!!

Now, for the good storylines:
Alexis trials and tribulations are so true to life….Nancy’s rendition is splendidly executed…….That dramatic background music sounded so similar to Puccini’s Madama Butterfly…..so befitting!!!!! A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!
Finn and Hayden intrigue me….the story can be sped up a bit; but, loving these two.
Valentin’s countenance leaves me breathless….wanting more. His entire aura bespeaks of mystery, deceit and a bit of the macabre. What is behind the real man?

One last thing. Joss is blossoming into a beautiful young girl. She is such a good little actress. I hope she is given many more scenes….love this kid. I’d rather look at her than the nanny/assistant Nell from hell.

Y&R is Ok. I am too loyal to this soap to speak too negatively, albeit some of the characters are annoyingly not up to par….drive me up the wall.

Days just confuses the living ‘day’lights out of me….The Hope storyline is hopeless!! Gabi is starting to get on my nerves.
Allow Abby to make an appearance already before it’s too late….Gabi is subtly making a move on Chad and using JJ as her patsy.
Jade ( whatever her name is) and Joey are a bust. Holy moly!!

Timmm
Timmm

I thought the same thing as I watched Joss beg Jax to stick around, what a sweet little budding actress! She, to me, is close to being in the Molly/Kristina category.

cooks7570
cooks7570

How should Valerie act then. Sonny walks around like he does nothing wrong.

Celia
Celia

How should Valerie act? Hmmmm……let’s see; not with so much hauteur; considering her moral compass and code of ethics went out the window, the minute she decided to ” lay, lady, lay” with her cousin’s husband.
As far as Sonny?….. I think everyone is fed up with my opinion of him…..he’s in another chapter.

Banquo's Ghost
Banquo's Ghost

For the life of me, I cannot fathom why GH’s ratings went up.
To watch Sonny morosely naval gaze?
I thought that confession during the funeral was over-the-top silly and then that moron Jordan stands up and says,”Um, are you confessing to the murder of Mourning, er, I mean, Morgan”? It was the confession of a narcissist and call me heartless and evil, I wasn’t even close to crying.
And hey, this comes from someone who cries watching that yellow lab trying to get his owner to take him on walk but the owner cannot because he has a back ache.

davlestev1
davlestev1

Lol

Celia
Celia

I get it, Banquo’s Ghost. I cry when the leaves fall.
You are so right. I said this before. Sonny’s pain twisted my heart minimally and marginally….lasted for a second. I did feel his pain in that instant.
Then, the aloofness and his selfish concentration on himself killed any pity I felt for him.
The anguish of losing his son pales in comparison to saving his own skin, with whatever evidence lays before him. Back to his old self…. what a guy!!

su0000
su0000

The Nielsen ratings audience need to get soap opera watchers ..
The ratings are in the Nielsen ratings audience hands, not ours.

davlestev1
davlestev1

I know su0000 who are these people? I’ll tell you who they are. People getting left over price is and let’s make a deal prizes from CBS. Incentive to stick an extra TV hooked up to a Nielsen box on cbs. That’s who the Nielsen audience is. For those who want to debate this I’m not changing my mind. THE SYSTEM IS RIGGED…Just ask TRUMP!!

su0000
su0000

hi davlestev ..
AND! we do not get a vote, we are not counted!
ratings are rigged!
It’s the Nielsen households that are counted, not us..
I want a vote, I want to be counted and not one of the 0.1% estimate of what they watch.

Dan
Dan

Glad to hear the positive ratings news for GH. The show has been excellent over the past month, in my view. And I’m glad the viewership numbers reflect that.

I’m especially glad to see that a show featuring Maurice Benard, who is, in my humble opinion, the most unfairly maligned and criticized actor among commenters on this site, seemingly blamed for everything under the sun, I expect people to start blaming him for climate change and the national debt next, and an episode featuring him was the highest rated individual show on GH in months. He was brilliant on that episode, and has been during the Morgan death storyline, along with Laura Wright and many others on the show. Hopefully they will both be seeing some well deserved Emmy gold in their future.

The writing, also heavily criticized among posters here, has been very good lately, in my estimation. No cheesy Scooby Doo cartoon stories, people pulling off masks, or having sex in a mausoleum, instead stories that have real human drama and emotion, stories that get you emotionally invested and keep you coming back to see what happens next. That is the heart of what every good soap opera should be, and a staple of what GH has been over the years when it’s been at its best.

Timmm
Timmm

Maurice is great. Sonny, not so much. But the actor is doing his job. I’m with you Dan!

Celia
Celia

Absolutely, Timmmy. Agreed and agreed. We must separate the actor from the character.
Whatever angst we may hold, let’s turned towards the writers…LOL.

Dan
Dan

Thanks Timmm, always respect your opinions. Same for you Cee Cee. Here’s the way I see it. Personally, I think Sonny is a great, complex character. He’s not all good, he’s not all bad, he’s both, shades of grey, if you will. Not black or white, cut and dry, good or evil. Both and sometimes at the same time. That’s what makes a great, memorable soap character, in my opinion. The ability to walk that line between good and evil.

A character that we like and want to root for and feel empathy towards at times, but also one that we get angry with and want to see pay for the bad things they’ve done at other times. Not unlike Luke Spencer, Victor Newman, Erica Kane, or any number of other classic soap opera characters over the years.

I think Maurice does a brilliant job of portraying that shades of grey type of character. The writing of the Sonny character has been hit or miss over his 23 years on the show. For me, right now it’s a hit, and I think the criticism Maurice gets from a lot of people is unwarranted. But at the same time, I can understand why Sonny is such a polarizing character.

Celia
Celia

Thank you, Dan…likewise, my friend. Your posts are always so rich with feelings and positivity. Love it!!

mark
mark

I love how B&B still beats GH even when it has a “bad” week

robert
robert

the cbs soaps are declining. Y&R’s numbers are tragic. thank god the new writing is coming soon,the soap is in terrible shape. i’m sick of seeing the same lackluster stories. Sharon being the town pariah again is terrible

Addison
Addison

I absolutely hate that the baby switcheroo story line has turned into a child custody case. Wait, scratch then–it’s turned into a visitation rights case.
Even on a good day, child custody battles in soaps are dull, but a child visitation battle? I anxiously await the arrival of the new writing regime who will be on clean up duty for the first few months.

Beth
Beth

Not hard to believe that B&B lost the most viewers from the previous week. If you miss an episode, you don’t miss much at all. Same stories, different year.

robert
robert

it’s the same stories over and over. so lazy. Brad Bell needs to step it up and write more compelling stories

stevie
stevie

Aside from the first 2 days of the funeral, I don’t think there’s been much action this month on GH at all. Compare this November to 3 years ago when Luke and Robert and Anna were battling Faison and Robin was on her way to break up Patrick’s wedding. This year’s November sweeps for GH are an epic bore as far as I’m concerned.

Denise
Denise

I really think on Y&R we are tire of Sharon being the problem child. The story line went on too long. The truth should have come out before the doctor was killed. The B&B we are tire of the love triangle between Brook/Kate and Bill. Than they created love triangle between Bill/Ridge over Brook. We are tire of Brook sleeing with some ones man that she is related to. You neex to bring someone new in the picture. Oh not mention how you are turning the Quinn/Eric/Kate story the same way. For once let Eric & Quinn be happy for awhile and give Kate a new love witb a new person to the show. Take a look at GH writers.

Timmm
Timmm

Here is GH’s #1 problem besides Frank and Jelly, which is big enough! GH doesnt commit to the stories, actors or fans. Jax is a perfect example. Here is a character that can act his butt off, is so relevant and much needed. Case in point, he left Alexis right after she ran down Julian, literally blood on her hands and a drunk! Jax is needed! Carly and Jax are gold. She has a ton of mix feelings right now. Jax is needed! Sonny is outraged at Jax and Carly, he and Jax didnt get to play that out. Jax is needed! Now, to be fair, maybe Ingo didnt want to stay long term. Okay, but I would have never brought him back unless he could play out the stories he is right smack in the middle of! The stories are empty now. Its bullshit, really. And dont forget, somehow Jax and Nelle have a connection. We will never know. Get rid of the extra weight, sign some characters long term and right a freakin story!

Celia
Celia

Agreed, Timmmy….especially the part of a connection between Nell from hell and Jax. Will he leave with the secret? Will we ever find out what compels this girl to act so intractably?
Yet, before she crawled into bed with a ‘dead to the world’, Sonny, Nell said, “Sorry”.
What does this sort of remorseful uttering mean? Not knowing is killing me. LOL.

Timmm
Timmm

Well, she probably tapped Sonny’s specialty, a “Latte Naughty” and Avery will have a little coffee bean to play with in nine months!

Ghlover
Ghlover

Amen. Jax is a must. If not for Carly than for Alexis. I will forever dream of a Jax and Nina pairing ! They would be like Jax and Courtney in the begining, when they dined and drank wine all classy all the time or even early Skye and Jax 🙂

Timmm
Timmm

Jax and Nina, great idea!

Sean
Sean

Ingo Rademacher who plays Jax isnt willing to commit to a full time return. I know he has a recurring role on the prime time show Hawaii Five-O and lives in Hawaii so he is only agreeing to short term appearances at this point.

Timmm
Timmm

Thats fine but GH shouldnt write for him if he isnt willing to wrap up loose ends.

Celia
Celia

“…..little coffee bean to play with….”.,,, hilarious!!!!! Thank you for the lsugh, Timmmbo!!

Mary SF
Mary SF

Two things I avoid on all soaps are funerals and court scenes– I haven’t seen a soap due either properly for years— so I gave up, so I missed Sonny’s grand confession– just like I am missing the whole brother vs brother mess on Y&R over baby Christian. It is so unnecessary, Christian is Dylan’s nephew, why would Nick have any problem with them seeing the baby? Pointless drama is worse than bad drama.

What bothers me about these numbers is that November is a sweeps month and if the soaps are doing this badly when they are supposed to be at their best, I hate to see them during the winter doldrums.

I cannot recall a sweeps month as disappointing and as bad as this one– not one soap had anything worthwhile going on for what is supposed to be Grade A prime stories. Days is slowly becoming watchable again, but barely. GH is all over the map, it is hard to invest in stories when one day they focus on one thing, but it could weeks before they get back to that story- Y&R is obviously just doing filler until the new stuff can start– B&B– is the same old, same old, and if you like the same old same old stuff, it’s okay, if not, it like being stuck in soap version of deju-vu hell

Tomas Torquemada
Tomas Torquemada

100% agree except for DROOL. It’s plodding, lifeless pace is killing me. Abby in the attic is beyond dumb

Celia
Celia

I know, Tomas. I wish I could make some sense out of that.
You know? “Abby In The Attic” would make a good title of some book, or movie, somehow. LOL.
Also, out of context……Gabi would do well not to wear her gorgeous hair in a bun. It must be the most unflattering up-do on anyone who does not have the Audrey Hepburn type of head/profile.

Brett
Brett

Why on earth GH’s ratings are up is beyond me, with No direction Frank and the hack writers Jean and Shelley this show has been almost unwatchable since summer 2015, I continue to watch out of spite for ABC, they want the show to be terrible so that we don’t watch and then don’t care when they cancel it, I can’t think of any other reason why those 3 still have jobs.

Renee Clevenger
Renee Clevenger

I think GH is the best it has been in a while! Nancy Lee Grahn is portrayal of Alexis and her battle with her shattered life, career and alcoholism is moving, she deserves a daytime Emmy!
William Devry the same! I love the storyline that the Quartemaines finally have, the only storyline that is dull is the Cassidine one with Valentine just bring back Nicolas and give Laura and Kevin a better romantic story!

James malnar
James malnar

I agree, the writing has improved. First there is actual dialogue, all they did a year ago is recite the storylines going on .I think the show is in the right direction and though I am a fan I’m always a critic . I love Sonny and I love Carly, but I can not stand them together any longer, let if be what it truly is , done, dead, and move on, they can parent together now and then but please, Carly was great with Jax. Also they could create some real gritty , real life drama with lo g term classmates starting to really care for each other, and I mean something interesting, Monica and Tracy could really start sharing some special moments, and show that love has no gender and shake it up. It is 2016, these soaps all exploded when dealing with real crap and then just making g it glamorous.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hi CeeCee…I don’t think Valerie is angry with Curtis for working for Julian…well, that’s not the main reason. She’s pissed because he took pictures of confidential police documents that SHE left unattended. In essence, it was her responsibility to not leave sensitive material lying around in front of a civilian and it could have cost her her job..or a suspension… if Jordan hadn’t let it go. So, she feels like Curtis took a risk at her expense…

Agree with you about Joss; I liked her from the beginning and am happy to see they’re featuring her more. She was always a good actress…came with an impressive acting background.

As you know I never liked Nell but objectively I think she’s very pretty.

Celia
Celia

Thanks, Rebecca, but, I know exactly what Valerie’s beef with Curtis is. It still comes down to ethics, nonetheless…..she has none. That is my point.
And, Jordan fell into the same pit by ‘ignoring’ Valerie’s faux pas. Jordan should be fired for putting her own ethics on the line.
It was not Jordan’s call to dismiss Valerie’s complete disregard for rules….confidential documents which could jeopardize a case. Again, that is my point.
I suppose, soap or no soap; my ethical conduct is important to me; yet, I cannot expect the public to feel the same way.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Ceecee…take a breath! I don’t know about anyone else but I’m sick of hearing about your code of ethics. A kiss between Carly and Jax? Scare bleu! Valerie forgot to close confidential documents in front of a trusted boyfriend…morally bankrupt!!!! And yet…you voted for Trump. ‘Nuff said.

Celia
Celia

And, THAT is the crux of your angst!!

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

not at all…it’s just the height of hypocrisy.

Celia
Celia

You have the last word. You are that arrogant!!

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

No…it’s just a reply to your misguided accusation. And BELIEVE me you get your fair say; your repeated “victimization” that your replies don’t go through is as repetitive as your holier than thou morals. You’re NOT always polite in your comments here as some may say…you’re defensive and on-the-attack many times. And, for your info, all of us are subject to the moderators here…you and Shay, who you keep bringing up….are not the only ones. You’ve gotten in quite a few “hits” going way back…

Timmm
Timmm

Sweetheart, when will you every learn? Stay on the high road, you get less mud on your tires! Luv ya!

Celia
Celia

@Timmm.
I know, my Timmmy. I am learning as I age…getting wiser. Afterall, I’ll be thirty in a couple of days. LOL. I can’t believe it!! LOL.
I wear my heart on my sleeve…..like Kiki. She reminds me of myself.

And, speaking of Kiki, why did the writers not show yesterday’s ‘threatening’ scene with Liz’s rapist today? It would have been THE end of the week cliffhanger, yes?
Thanks for your wisdom, and shoulder. Love you, too.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

“Timmy?” Butt out. Lol…you amaze me. That’s what you did all along and I ignored you for the longest time…and then when I finally responded to your attitude with hostility you were aghast! Too much…

Newmanwins
Newmanwins

GH has easily been the best soap of 2016.

Timmm
Timmm

Y&R, its number one because of their legacy and CBS believes in them. It is NOT number one for its stories. They are ALL horrible! Good actors, horrible scripts! I mean, Nick is fighting Dylan to stay away from a son he thought was his. Dylan is a cop, Sharon is Faith’s mother, are these two people that bad that they cannot become “Uncle Dylan and Aunt Sharon?” Oh and that HELLSea, I cannot wait until Sharon finds out Christian is Adam’s and she runs to Nick and sends that bitch back to the gutter where she belongs!

Celia
Celia

You know what this whole Chelsea/Nick thing boils down to, Timmmy? TPTB do not know what to do with Chelsea. She must be kept on the front burner ‘cooking’ nothing.
Where is this story headed? Adam is dead….Chelsea needs to keep herself as a vital presence in Nick’s life because she thinks Christian is Adam’s son. I think because of this fact, she feels ( subconsciously) she has a right to the baby, somehow.
I still feel very strongly that the baby is Nick’s I can see Victor’s busy hands doing their best handiwork, yet!!
I do not even recognize Chelsea anymore. IT’S A MIRACLE!!!!! Guttersnipe no more. Rags to Fashionista….LOL.
I did infer what you just said about Aunt Sharon and Uncle Dylan, earlier. They would still get to spend time with the baby if they could have just had the common sense to allow things to calm down.
I can see both sides. They all love the baby. It must be so hard for Sharon and Dylan in that empty house without the baby whom they thought was theirs…..and, after having him for a year.
Yet, the pain Nick suffered unnecessarily gives him the right to be as mad as heck. Not to mention the loss of time which he should have spent with his son. Neither he nor the child will ever recoup that.

Timmm
Timmm

I never like Chelsea. But she was hinged to Adam so I dealt with her. BUT, as we know with this current writing staff, soon to be gone, they shouldnt have killed off Adam, he and Chelsea and their son should have left the country and returned when they have a new Adam in place. I wouldnt even mind if off camera they say Chelsea chose to stay in Paris to work. Well one would say, how could a mother leaver her child behind? Hey Celia, like you said in the past, she gave Johnny to Victoria and not ONCE does she mention him! She doesnt care! Oh, I cannot stand her! And Nick, he will warm back up to Sharon. They are the younger version of Nikki and Victor, they always end up back together!

Celia
Celia

Yeah, Timmmy, I feel the same way. As far as I’m concerned, the only positive about Chelsea is her wardrobe. I didn’t like her as Annie ( Richie’s sister –Billy Miller—-) on AMC, and The same stands for Chelsea.
I think that if she is to stay on, TPTB need to devise a way to make Chelsea a real person….not a fill-in…..give her some maternal instincts instead of hanging around Nick and baby. You know? Give her another dimension to her mannequin-type persona, or send her to another dimension. LOL.
I am not saying she should not have told Nick what happened with Sharon ( inadvertently seeing Christian), but, I do wonder if she did that out of obligation, or just to pit Nick against Sharon. The latter is more in accordance to Chelsea’s ‘type of old’.
I do agree about Sharon and Nick. I have always thought these two belonged together.
Ciao, babes.

Liz
Liz

I’m very on GH, and maybe this has been talked about but could Nell be the child of the Carly’s friend who died on high school? Or something? She has a similar background and it seems like they’re setting her up to be the next Carly…

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DAYS Promo: What’s Going To Happen At Jarlena’s Wedding Anniversary Shindig?

Coming up next week on Days of our Lives, prepare for drama, drama, and more drama! From the looks of the latest promo for the NBC soap opera, the action takes place at Marlena (Deidre Hall) and John’s (Drake Hogestyn) surprise one-year wedding anniversary soirée, where things could take a deadly turn!

But with the Kristen (Stacy Haiduk) masquerading as “Nicole” plot reaching new heights, Anna DiMera (Leann Hunley) and Tony DiMera (Thaao Penghlis) back in Salem, and the promo telling viewers “For one guest, the party, is over” followed by Sonny (Freddie Smith) yelling, “She’s got a gun!” and Brady’s (Eric Martsolf) ending line, “Oh, my God!” there is plenty to conjecture.

Also seen in the teaser is Kate (Lauren Koslow) trying to rip off the face of Susan Banks (Stacy Haiduk), and Stefan (Brandon Barash) and Gabi (Camila Banus) getting hot and heavy and Eric (Greg Vaughan) yelling, “No!”

So, check out the promo below and then let us know via the comment section below, what you think is about to go down at Jarlena’s party, where last August at their nuptials … things did not go off without a hitch, either!

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DAYS Stacy Haiduk and Eric Martsolf Talk Kristen & Brady’s Twisted Relationship : The Mask, The Deception, The Sex

Last week on Days of our Lives, Kristen (Stacy Haiduk) was able to get the man she craves in between the sheets.  So, just how did that happen when Brady Black (Eric Martsolf) had no idea she was alive?  Well … he still doesn’t, really.  You see, Kristen returned to Salem disguised as another ex flame of Brady’s, Nicole Walker (who everyone believed died in the warehouse explosion).  And Kristen has been parading around town donning an incredible likeness of Nicole’s face – via a prosthetic mask – and some other tricks to sound and look just like her!

Kristen’s goal is to infiltrate Salem, remind Brady of the love and passion they shared, take over DiMera Enterprises, and who knows what else!  And everyone who stands in her way, better watch out as we have seen! We are speaking to you (the late) Ted, and (once kidnapped) Kate, et al.

Fans of the NBC daytime drama series have followed the tortured relationship between Kristen and Brady for years and through many plots; Kristen was first played and brought to life by Eileen Davidson, and for well over a year now by Stacy Haiduk.  Not only has Haiduk reprised the role of a frustrated, vengeful Kristen, she is also playing at times multiple roles: the wacky and often misunderstood, Susan Banks, Kristen playing Susan, or Kristen pretending to be Sister Mary Moira.

As for Daytime Emmy winner, Eric Martsolf, this latest story arc puts him front and center as viewers watch to see if what Brady senses, and the clues, and the feelings he is having, bring him to the conclusion that he has been duped by Kristen, and that her horrendous scheme – pretending to be Nicole (Arianne Zucker), and dumping Nicole’s longtime love Eric (Greg Vaughan) to be with him have a result that is unexpected or catastrophic!

Michael Fairman TV sat down with Stacy and Eric for this conversation about: all the plot twists, and playing the drama and the humor of the situations they find themselves in as actors in a wild story that only head writer Ron Carlivati could pen and keep the audience on the edge of their seats in the process. Check out this oh-so-fun, direct, and enlightening chat with two of DAYS most shining stars.

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Eric, what has it been like working in this part of your storyline; where there’s the character of Kristen in its many forms: Arianne Zucker playing “Nicole” (but it’s really Kristen), Kristen as Susan, and the real Kristen, etc?

ERIC:  It’s been a nightmare Michael.  (Laughs)  I don’t know who I’m sleeping with anymore.  I’m at the point where I go home at night, and I just tug on my wife’s cheek just to make sure that she is not my ex-girlfriend from high school.

When you first heard of this storyline, and that it was going to facilitate how Arianne was going to come back to the show… and that it was supposed to be Kristen in a Nicole Walker prosthetic mask with a voice alternator, what went through your mind?

ERIC:  I think in the back of Ron’s Carlivati’s (head writer, DAYS) mind, he was thinking to himself, “This dude started his soap career on Passions, he’s okay with this kind of thing,” and honestly, nothing surprises me anymore.  When you’re thrown into that supernatural, crazy reality, doesn’t-live-here sort of atmosphere for you first soap gig, you don’t sweat a mask and a voice modulator.  That’s just par for the course.  My biggest problem was the body thing … that Brady is not able to distinguish one body from the other, because I would as Eric.  My God, I know every inch of my wife’s body.  So, it’s difficult to get my head around that, but at the same time, I’m going with the whole “love is blind” thing here. (Laughs)

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(Laughs) I was going just going to say that Brady would absolutely know Kristen’s body from how passionate their relationship has been in the past, as well, he would Nicole’s body from his relationship with her.

ERIC:  Since Kristen did finally just succeed – let’s use the word in “seducing” him, and using her wonderful feminine wiles as only Kristen has to get Brady in to bed, there was also another twist.  What plays after that is that he notices the tattoo that’s been removed, and she plays it off as scarring from the fire.  What’s going through his mind as he is making love to Nicole is a “Kristen train”.  He can’t get Kristen out of his mind, and the guilt that he feels about that is horrendous.

Right! Brady is thinking: “Why am I feeling this when I am supposed to be with Nicole!?”

ERIC:  Right!  Brady has been waiting for a relationship for God knows how many years now – at least a successful one.  He is so eager to have this work, even though he has been concerned about how Eric (Greg Vaughan) would feel about this.  In Brady’s mind, Eric is done with Nicole.  He’s good.  He loves Sarah (Linsey Godfrey).  This is fair game.  Brady and Nicole have always been close … they’ve been close before … so, for him, it’s, why not give it a fair try?   However, he finds himself now thinking about another woman the whole time.  That’s rough.

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Do you think in the back of his mind, that this whole time, he possibly knew that “Nicole” was Kristen?

ERIC:  Well, you just have to wait.  There will be a reveal eventually, obviously, but until then, let the games play on.

So, once Brady and “Nicole” have sex, he keeps thinking about Kristen?

ERIC:  Constantly!  She just plagues his mind.  I think he’s realizing that his affection for Kristen is anything but dead and is very alive, and I think this is Kristen’s master plan from the very beginning.  She knows that she pervades his soul, and once she does reveal herself, I would guess he would probably be surprised, maybe a little angry, but in the end … you can’t deny what your heart and your body wants, right?

One of my favorite recent scenes had Brady half-naked and Kristen as Susan getting into his room, because she was looking for the MIA Nicole mask she so desperately needed.  She finds herself gawking and lusting after Brady under her disguise, and he tries to remove himself from the situation and says, “Susan, I’m going to get in the shower…”

ERIC:  Yeah! And, “It’s not going to happen, baby.”

What was that like doing that scene?

STACY:  I loved it!  I thought Eric was brilliant in it.  I watched it, and I thought, “Oh, my God!”  (Laughs) It is one of my all-time favorite scenes.

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ERIC:  Kristen is a tiger.

STACY:  She is a tiger.  She’s got a goal, and she is going to go after that.  She has obstacles that are going to come in-between her goal, but she will go after whatever she wants.

When Stacy comes in to Brady’s room as Susan, were you not laughing?

ERIC: No!  I thought she was hot. (Laughs)

STACY:  He did … he loved it.  You liked me, didn’t you baby? (Laughs)

ERIC:  I don’t think anybody can deny that Stacy Haiduk’s portrayal of Susan Banks is ridiculously good.  Everything from her delivery … to her facial expressions.  I think it is amazing.  I mean, it is corny, and it is fun, and soaps need characters like that once in a while to lighten the load of the heavy dialogue and the drama.  It’s a welcomed addition.  So, I love playing scenes with Susan.

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Eric, you always have been able play the straight-man so well in comedic scenes with impeccable timing,

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STACY:  You’re brilliant, Eric.

ERIC:  You guys are being very nice to me.

STACY:  You are.  I remember on the day how much fun we had, but then, seeing it back and the crap that I was giving you, and just the stuff you were giving back was so beautiful, and innocent, and so alive.  It was so funny.

Does Kristen think that now that she finally got Brady into bed that she won … that she got what she wanted … even if she had to don a “Nicole” mask to do it?

STACY:  Well, no, because she still can’t be really Kristen.  I think she is grateful that she gets to be with him.  That’s one of her biggest goals: to be with Brady and she wants to have him fall back in love with her again.  But for her, now it’s all about, “How do I reveal myself so that he doesn’t get scared away?”  That’s the toughest part for her.  Kristen’s love is so deep that it goes beyond this mask.  So, how is it going to be when he sees her?   Is he going to freak out?  What’s going to happen?

ERIC:  Did you think Kristen would be a little pissed off and think, “Oh my God.  He did go for Nicole?”

STACY:  Yes!  I do, because she’s like, “Finally, I got him!  But wait a minute … did I get him because I was Nicole … or because I was Kristen?”  As Kristen, she always believes there is something deeper between them and a deep connection.  That remains a driving force to her.

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ERIC:  That’s why I love these characters so much, because of you and the history of Kristen with Brady.  She’s always wanted him as much as he has wanted her.  She’s always wanted to be loved.

STACY:  Yes … and very much so.

ERIC:  Kristen had always wanted to be a part of the DiMera Empire, just as Brady has always wanted to be a part of the Kiriakis Empire, and they’ve always wanted love.  They’ve never had it.  They believe in the back of their minds that anything is attainable.  So, I can see why Kristen would just forgo the Nicole disguise and just go, “He wants me.”

STACY:  Kristen wants to believe that Brady knows it.  She says to herself, “He knows it’s me inside and behind the mask.  When he finds out, he will fall back in love with me.”

Now that she actually had sex with Brady, wouldn’t that make Kristen even more insatiable to be with him? Like, “I’ve got to have him!?”

STACY:  The fear is still .. what happens she takes this mask off?  She always says, “I’ll reveal myself, but I have to do it slowly when it is the right time.”  I think there is that built up frustration now for her, absolutely!

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Arianne Zucker really has Stacy’s mannerisms down as Kristen.  It really comes into in scenes where “Nicole” goes off on someone or loses her temper.  Eric, you have worked with Arianne for years on this show.  What do you think about her performances in this storyline?

ERIC:  I have worked with Ari over the years, and I have enjoyed it a lot.  Ari did do her homework.  She did study Stacy’s tape, and she watched her mannerisms, and she took it very seriously.  I know that because she is a hard worker, as much as a goofball as she is, she does work hard, and she wanted it to be good.  I think my favorite parts were the Kristen meltdowns.  You have to understand though; Stacy and Ari get along very well!  They’re kind of two peas in a pod.  So, it wasn’t a big stretch for her to take on how Stacy would play those types of scenes.  They’re both animated, they’re both wild people by nature, and so, it was a good fit.  It was a smart idea from the writers.

STACY:  It was a good fit!

ERIC:  I’ve been out with the two of them, and it’s hard to tell the two of them apart. (Laughs)

STACY:  We are just like two cuddly bunnies.

ERIC:  They’re like flirting with each other, and hugging each other.  You find yourself thinking, “Are they going to start ordering the same food at the same time?  This is getting weird. (Laughs)

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In the recent scene that aired; where Kristen as “Nicole” turns off the light while having sex with Brady, is she worried her plan will now go awry?

STACY:  Yes.  I think she is worried about her body because it is burned.  You know, how they take a tattoo off, and it’s as painful as can be.  Not that I’ve had that done personally.  I like my tats, but I hear it is painful.  So, in the storyline, the burn is that pain that she has and the tattoo. There’s a part of her that thinks,  she has to cover it up, and turn the lights down low.

ERIC:  “Nicole” is sleeping, and Brady is rubbing his hands over her shoulder and touching her body, and as he goes over the burn marks.  He sees a flash of the tattoo!  That is a pivotal moment when he starts to put some pieces together.   He thinks, “Woah! That’s exactly where that tattoo was.”  It’s a slow little rollercoaster ride.

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In the past, Kristen then played by Eileen Davidson, drugged and raped Father Eric.  Stacy, did you ever see that story arc?  Literally the sex scene is playing on the screen at Kristen’s wedding to Brady and then all hell breaks loose.  This to say Kristen is notorious for the ways and the lengths she goes to get her men into bed.

STACY:  Yes! I saw her Eileen do those scenes.

ERIC:  You also saw how close Kristen and Brady were to their dream, to their happiness, their goal, which was they were going to marry each other.  Brady is looking upon his loved ones in this town and thinking, “I know what you all think of her, but I’m going to show you our love on this screen, and once you see the connection that we have here as a couple, you all are going to be convinced that we belong together as well.  This is the happiest day of my life,” and the screen comes up and it’s his brother banging Kristen instead.

Marlena (Deidre Hall) played the wrong DVD!

STACY:  It was so good.  See, I try to find as much info as I can on the character’s past, because all of the time I’m trying to find where these characters have been in their dark and twisted past.

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ERIC:  You’re putting your own stamp on Kristen.  You got a direct call from DAYS casting department, didn’t you … when they were recasting the role?

STACY:  Yes.  You have to understand, I had two really separate characters to play when I was on Y&R.  One was a doctor, and one was this crazy passionate, wild, little minx.

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ERIC:  I will say to find the wild and the beauty in one package is not easy in any town, yet alone Los Angeles.  I’m glad they called you, because you have that.  You have that villainous nature, but you also are able to show a vulnerable side to Kristen that is going to be a lot of fun and interesting to see.

Stacy is one of those people that will leap off of the screen at you and you will remember her.  She is one actress that will have fans talking about their work, like when you played crazy Patty Williams on Y&R.  The audience was on the edge of their seats going, “Oh, my God!  What is Patty going to do next?”

STACY:  I never knew what she was going to do!

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Eric, has Stacy come to you at any point where she been overwhelmed by the task at hand; playing Susan while playing Kristen, etc, and the two of you have a moment where you work through some of the challenges of complex scenes  … and ones where she is playing multiple characters?

ERIC:  We’ve had many moments  to speak of.

STACY:  I always come into Eric’s room, and am like, “I’m scared!”

ERIC:  It’s funny you mention it.  We have had some very emotional scenes, and Stacy – who cares so damn much about this job and portraying this character correctly – that she gets a little overwhelmed, and the material that they give her is overwhelming for any anybody on any level.  I have looked at her in the eyes, and said, “You’ve got this gig.  You are this character.  You are knocking it out of the park.  Just do it.  Just be you.”   I can’t wait for people to see some of the stuff we have shot recently and have been doing.

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Stacy, do you think Kristen can be redeemed? Many characters on daytime … and on DAYS … have done horrible things and later turned over a new leaf.

STACY:  The thing is that villains are bad and all that other crap, but they’ve got a lot of stuff going on inside and insecurities, and they’ve got a heart.  I’m sorry, the villain with a heart of gold, can be very  true.  I never see villains (and I play them a lot) as bad.  You have to find where it comes from … how far does this go … where did that little seed change … and what made them go into the dark, but also, where is the good?  You want to bring the good to it, too.

ERIC:  Let’s face it!  Star Wars is all about Darth Vader and how he became that because it’s intriguing.

Because of the pace in which DAYS tapes its episodes; do the two of you find time to run lines together before you go hit the set?

ERIC:  We are running out of time to run lines.  It’s pretty wild.  Funnily enough, I was recently filming a movie and I was so underwhelmed at the pace of everything.  I’ve gotten so accustomed to moving at this militant style, that as hard as it is, it is preferable to me now.  I almost like it because you don’t have time to overthink what you are going to do, and you end up getting more visceral and natural reactions to the material.  You can overthink a scene, and you can come to a wrong performance that way.  When you burn your fingers on a hot stove, that’s the most natural reaction you are going to get.  You can’t have ten minutes to think about how you are going to scream about that pain.

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But, would you like the pace of shooting the show to be a bit slower?

STACY:  I would like to, but I do think sometimes just jumping in, and going and seeing what happens is great.  I love that.  I do appreciate that.

ERIC:  It’s scary.

STACY:  It is scary.  I would love if we would get to do a rehearsal and then two takes just to see, and then they can mix  together what happens.  Sometimes I am hard on myself as an actress.  I’ve always been.  It’s that jumping in when you only get to do one take.  You have to just give it everything you’ve got.

ERIC:  You can have a second take.  Want me to give you a little secret?  All you have to do is screw up your last line.

STACY:  I can’t do that.   I don’t even need it to be perfect because nothing is perfect.  It doesn’t matter what I’ve done if I sometimes don’t feel it.  I need to feel it when I’m on that set.  I need to feel something because when I shut down, I close myself off.  It’s like an athlete who has just got to  train as hard as they can to reach their goal.

ERIC:  You’re an Olympic swimmer!

STACY:  You’ve got to do it as hard as you can.  You practice, and you practice, and you practice, and you practice, so that when you come to that day, you do the best you can, but sometimes you are disappointed because you didn’t get that one last thing you had hoped for.

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How do you view what happened to Eric with Kristen, who disguised as Nicole, tricked Brady into bed with her?  Some fans commented that that they thought it was akin to a rape.

ERIC:  No, I would disagree with that theory.  I believe there is a high degree of deception in this, but there is a willingness on behalf of Brady.  He’s not drugged.  He’s not being forced to do anything.  Deception, yes.  Rape, no.

Stacy, what do you think?

STACY:  Total deception.  There is no rape.  There is absolutely no rape.  These are willing participants; he just doesn’t know exactly who he is dealing with.

ERIC:  I appreciate the context of how somebody could construe that, and the seriousness of the matter.  I don’t think it really has a place in this particular storyline.

Do you guys think that Brady and Kristen are each other’s star-crossed lovers in a weird, twisted, bizarre way?

ERIC:  I don’t know.  I think they’re magnetism can’t be denied.  I think the hurdles that they’ve jumped through are astronomical.  Will they end up together in the end?  Who knows!  Will there ever be an end?  Who knows!  It’s definitely been one of, if not the most, in-depth relationships Brady has ever had.

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And intense!

ERIC:  Yeah.  They’ve just gone through so much to be together, and when you do that, anybody who is married knows that, that’s where the good stuff is; the wars that you win together and the battles that you go through.  When you come out of the war, and you’re still together, that’s the bond.  That’s what lasts.

What would Kristen do if she couldn’t have Brady in the end?  Would she find a new obsession?  What if she could not nab her man?

STACY:  Wow!  Hmmm. (Laughs)  She’s going to get her man.  She wants her man.  She wouldn’t settle.  She’d keep fighting.  I would say to her, “Kristen, keep fighting the good fight.”

So, do you think Kristen will reveal herself to Brady sooner than later? Will Brady figure out what Kristen has been doing to get to him?  Will Brady turn Kristen away if he knew she was alive and back in action  … or would he fall back into her arms? Share your theories via the comment section below.

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Daytime Emmys To Merge Younger Actor & Actress Category Into One As Gender-Inclusive Categories Are On The Rise

The upcoming 47th annual Daytime Emmys are already making some changes to key categories and specifically this one that affects daytime drama performers.  Word from Variety is that NATAS (National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) is going to announce that they are combining the Younger Actor and Actress categories into one gender-neutral category

Not only will the Younger performer category be gender-inclusive, but network soap performances will be combined with digital drama series performances for the category.  Previously, for this past Daytime Emmys, NATAS had changed the Guest Performer in a Drama Series to be gender-inclusive.

This category was initially created in 1985 when it was called the Outstanding Ingenue and then from there tweaked into Outstanding Juvenile Female and Male, and more recently that morphed into the Younger Actor and Actress categories.

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Former GH star Hayley Erin (Ex-Kiki) and former DAYS star, Kyle Pettis (Ex-Theo) will now be the last female and male to win the two separate categories with this new move for 2020.

Fans of film and TV have noticed that on several award shows on MTV: their Movie and TV Awards and their VMA’s, there are several gender-inclusive categories, as well as the Television Critics Association Awards who for instance doles out Outstanding Individual Achievement in Drama in comedy.

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