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RATINGS: GH Only Soap To Show Gains! DAYS Hits New Lows in Key Female Demo!

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The ratings are out for the week of July 9-13th and there was some good news to report for General Hospital!  The lone ABC soap was the only daytime drama to add total viewers for the week adding +76,000 eyeballs.

However, Days of our Lives did not have a good week.  Not only did it lose the most viewers -176,000 of all the network soaps, but it hit all-time lows in the key women 18-49 demo in both total viewers and ratings share.  The Olympics can not come too soon for the NBC sudser, and with the big cliffhanger, some time off, and the episodes from new head writers, Gary Tomlin and Chris Whitesell about to take front and center stage, the soap is hoping for a boost come mid-August.

The CBS soaps; the number one The Young and the Restless, and the number two, The Bold and the Beautiful also dipped in viewers, but remained steady in their slots.  You can view all the ratings via Soap Opera Network here!Time to play armchair programming exec quarterback, soapers!  Tell us what it is working on your favorite soaps and what is not.   What would you change, and what would you do to increase the ratings for all four shows?

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Stephanie
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Stephanie

I hope the DAYSaster story brings and keeps new viewers. As a longtime viewer, I am holding out hope that the writers restore a little bit of balance to the show. It’s been heavy with a select few characters for awhile now, and although I know we fans all have our favorites that we’d like to see everyday (mine being John and Marlena), I think variety and balance might help retain viewership.

Jane
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Jane

If TIIC had left OLTL alone, they would be doing great right now. OLTL was their top-rated soap. Dumb move, ABC.

Tali Smith
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Tali Smith

Miss OLTL!

terri
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terri

Yes OLTL is sorely missed!!!!

susan M.
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susan M.

I miss OLTL a lot also!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marishka Ruth Rosenkrans-Embreus
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Marishka Ruth Rosenkrans-Embreus

wiil always miss oltl and amc!!

Nancy
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Nancy

Cry when they Todd talks about his family on GH. Miss OLTL so darn much.

Christy
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Christy

Dear Paul (lee)

you don’t get it. We still want our OLTL back. Get working on a good plan to give us what we want once ABC gets the rights back.

or take your stinky self back to the UK.

te he he

ethel
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ethel

first i want to say i watch all four remaining soaps – the story line i am must disgusted with is the awful triangle between steffy/liam/hope on b&b – it has just been going on forever & it is so tired & boring……………..
i have watched gh since 1963 & i am so glad it is doing so well…….i really want to see gh be the #1 soap!

susan M.
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susan M.

What about OLTL did you like this soap also???? This was my #1 soap & still is…Gh is my 2nd favorite soap………….

susan M.
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susan M.

I really hope GH succeds and stay’s on abc for more than one year……I really mean this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ethel
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ethel

oltl was my all time favorite soap – i started watching when erika slezak first started on oltl in 1971 & i truley miss oltl!

Amanda L.
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Amanda L.

GH HAS been working out okay for me lately. Anna as the new PCPD commissioner is working out great. Significantly brought up the IQ factor of the office. Patrick’s struggle with addiction is riveting. As well as the unlikely aspect of Lulu helping him as a friend who had experience dealing with a loved one in the same trap. Love her new maturity and real portrayal of a marriage by her and Dante. Another of my favorite characters. Loved GH pairing him & Anna as cool investigators. Loved Luke showing more care for his cupcake as a father. I liked… Read more »

TS
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TS

I am really liking the crazy Heather..I hope they keep her on for awhile. .I am afraid she will be gone soon.. I hope not!! Now there is going to be another mystery with Patrick finding his wife.. Loved the clue… good surprise for the viewers.. … Days will have one last chance with these new writers.. or I am out.. My time is not worth this soap and I need to find better use with my time than to watch the poor writing… I understand why they are losing viewers..maybe revolution could be picked up on NBC in the… Read more »

Mark
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Mark

Ron Calivati and rFrank Valentini are what’s working!!

susan M.
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susan M.

Too bad they couldn’t keep OLTL working TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

YEAH GH! I’m currently enjoying all 4 daytime dramas, so I’m not sure why the numbers are down. Perhaps the holiday? Anyway, GO SOAPS!

Patrick
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Patrick

You should share with us, fans, from a fan perspective…. since, you watch all 4 dramas… what your ratings would be like. i’m able to watch, DAYS & GH…. I left Y&R about 2 years ago… and surprisingly, i don’t miss Y&R. I champion for DAYS. couldn’t not watch my favorite DOOL. as for B&B… I think in my mind… that 1/2 hour went by too fast. how i kept up with all, was by reading the soap digest mag… at the grocery and local drug stores. i’ve posted before… mine, would be 1. GH 2. DAYS 3. B&B 5.Y&R

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

My ranking would be
1. GH
2. DOOL
3. YR
4. BB

I only started watching B&B after OLTL was cancelled. It took awhile for me to get into it because I think it skews a little young for me. They harped on the Hope/Liam/Steffi triangle too much, but I’m starting to enjoy it more now. Y&R was a real snoozefest for awhile, but it’s picked up again in the last few weeks. I think DOOL has been really good lately, but GH is my fave.

Cathi
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Cathi

Excellent for General Hospital my fave (and only daytime) show. The creativity of the off camera crew is showing through to the actors and their characters. Love the chances the writers are taking.

Hope
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Hope

On General Hospital… More vets FRONT AND CENTER in the storylines…we want to see GH characters that we care about and have invested time in. Also very important is honoring the history of those legacy characters. We’ve been watching for years, you can’t fool us with bogus history and characters that don’t resemble the ones we know and love. If that is done, we may be more likely to accept OLTL/new characters and watch on a daily basis. Finally, BRING BACK ROBERT SCORPIO and reunite him with Anna and Robin. Honor his character and the history between them all. NO… Read more »

Violet
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Violet

Ditto everything you just said, Hope! And because I love him so much, I’ll add an extra “Bring Back Tristan Rogers” to your comments!

BOnnie
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BOnnie

totally agree with you! Love the threesome with Luke and Tracy, the sadness that Anna and Patrick have endured. When Faison comes back…who knows what will happen!

Hope
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Hope

I would LOVE it if Faison came back! I wish they would also do a better job of explaining why Robert/Anna stayed away from each other and Robin for so long. They need to undo the Guza Scorpio damage and have an explanation in keeping with their history and characters. I wish they would bring Sri Rao (Night Shift writer) in to to write for the Scorpios/other legacy characters. He has such a great understanding of Scorpio history and he watched back in the day! No offense to RC, but his heart obviously lies with OLTL…which I can understand. How… Read more »

Melissa
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Melissa

Been Loving GH, with all the veterans like Finola and Lu/Dante on and their love story. Loved every single episode. Love GH and hope theres a fan club weekend next yr because I want to go. Hope GH is on for yrs to come

susanmz
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susanmz

Whooo hoooo!!!!

randy
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randy

sorry gh fans have to say it robin matson is saving the day..i havnt watched since the last time genie francis came back ,,but i tuned in to se robin back,,,watch when her role is up ratings will dip again,

Sue
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Sue

GH is better than ever! Love the old faves like Anna, Luke and Tracy and love OLTL characters mixing it up..Todd is just awesome..comic relief that the show needed. Love Michael with Starr! Ron and Frank have worked their magic as always! Been watching since I was a kid over thirty years and GH is feeling like it did years ago..every single episode is awesome!

MikeT
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MikeT

I really like crazy Heather causing havoc and the scenes with her and Todd.I would love to see that “friendship” to continue.I hope they keep Heather around long term so she can continue to keep things exciting !! I think spoilers are a big part of the declining ratings for soaps,Before the internet you had to turn in every day to see whay happened next,now you can find out how everything is going to turn out days before it airs–also you know far in advance who’s coming and leaving the show.I think if less info was given before hand,ratings would… Read more »

Nancy
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Nancy

That’s cause Blair was on. Get the story line of Todd and Victor going and the ratings will soar!!!

Misty VanArsdale
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Misty VanArsdale

That is exactly right 🙂

wanda sparks
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wanda sparks

I would love to see that!!!!

Dan
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Dan

Blair didn’t show up until this past week, these ratings are for the week before.

Troy Turner
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Troy Turner

Gang, DAYS is in SERIOUS trouble. I’ve seen the promo for the cliffhanger…and DAYSaster? Really? I want them to make it on general principle, but they MUST do better than this.

GH-Scoff all you want, but ratings have been more up than down since Cartini took over, and displaced DAYS fans, we’ll be glad to have you in with us during the Olympic break…

Terri
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Terri

Ever since Frank and Ron came from OLTL, GH is the best its been in years! Love the cross over characters from OLTL which was my favorite soap and wish they would bring it back! Have been watching since I was 13 I am now 57! Also please Frank and Ron give us back our favorite #1 soap couple Todd & Blair! PLEASE give Kassie a contract. They are so good together! Love those two together, we all know they belong together and you do too!

susan M.
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susan M.

That’s good news for GH..Keep up the good work….. Still like my favorite soap OLTL more thah GH..OLTL is 1st. & GH is 2nd for me……………………

terri
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terri

me too

Misty VanArsdale
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Misty VanArsdale

This goes to show that if OLTL were place rightfully back where it belongs that ABC could add to their gains. We just want our scripted drama back, I miss OLTL so much every weekday! I love GH and the OLTL characters that been mixed in, plus the writers making artwork out of it all. Absolutely genius!!

susan M.
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susan M.

The feeling is mutual………………………………I agree with you Misty 100%

Nancy
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Nancy

FV/RC are the best writing/EP team out there. Its too bad Frons canceled OLTL but hope this great team is appreciated at GH. Now if ABC would just run promos maybe they could get some of the old viewers back that Guza/Phelps ran off.

Stephen Parker
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Stephen Parker

Carlivati and Valentini are geniuses. Plain and simple. Ron’s writing is head and shoulders above the entire TV fray. GH owes its resurgence to the dynamic team composed of the former OLTL writer and that show’s ex-producer. Bringing back classic characters to the GH storyline was a brilliant and successful strategy. It all goes to show that true storytelling produces sterling results. It also proves the fact that OLTL was murdered in cold blood.

ethel
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ethel

i couldn’t agree more!!

susan M.
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susan M.

Too bad the ex-OLTL writers couldn’t have kept OLTL energized like GH is…

Michael
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Michael

I LOVE Days and have been a loyal viewer of my fave soap since I was a kid. However, I am very worried about the state of things in Salem. I have watched Days through its many ups and downs over the years; and I can’t, for the life of me, understand how the current writers have missed so many opportunities to portray dramatic conflict. Soaps, when they are done well, are all about conflict, emotions, beloved characters, and the “what will happen next factor?”. Days has just missed so many opportunities lately. Why didn’t Corday see that Carrie/Christie Clark… Read more »

Violet
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Violet

I also wonder if the drops can be traced back to the loss of Soapnet in so many markets. For example, I hadn’t watched Days in many years, but was able to catch up on it in the evenings on Soapnet after OLTL was canceled. (At that point, I had some evening time I could replace OLTL with Days.) Then I would watch Days sometimes during the day when it aired if I had time because I knew what was currently going on with the characters. Now, my Soapnet is gone. I can’t watch Days in the evening so don’t… Read more »

Dan
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Dan

I’m loving GH since Frank and Ron took over. I’ve been a GH fan for 18 years, so my loyalty is to GH first and foremost, and it always will be. But I’m happy with the way they’ve incorporated the OLTL characters into the show, and I think they’ve all fit in very nicely. Todd has quickly become one of my favorites. The guy is a hoot. But I also didn’t want to see the show become OLTL 2.0 either. I know that’s what some people wanna see, but that wouldn’t be fair to the loyal GH fans. Frank and… Read more »

BOnnie
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BOnnie

Great news for GH, may the ratings continue to fly high! Bring back the Nurses Ball and it will be magical. I think Robin’s ghost, Heather’s shenigans helped!

susan M.
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susan M.

Heather said yesterday to Anna that Robin is ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is she telling the truth or not??? Heather is twisted…………….

barbara t. Loves one life to live
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barbara t. Loves one life to live

Heather is twisted, but cleaver, she knows what she is doing By telling Anna that Robin is alive, and It looks like she knows who has Robin, I keep hearing that Ewan is involved. Interesting.

Matt
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Matt

Don’t like GH. As a longtime Days viewer. There is hope for the show. The new writers are coming, and the cliffhanger this week.

susan M.
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susan M.

To each his own…Always liked the soaps on abc…Never ventured to the other networks soaps………………….

Bart
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Bart

May the ratings coninue to plummet like a mill stone on “Y & R” – then and only then can we P-R-A-Y for new writers!!!

TS
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TS

The day that Days showed somone putting the gloves in back of the print in Ejays, Ian was in another scene talking to Kate… then days later they show a replay of that scene showing it is Ian… poor writing and editing by the show… mistakes like that should not happen…

Patrick
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Patrick

my take on that was, they were just showing, the audience, the inevitable… that, we already, surmised…that it was Ian all along… course, it would seem, like Ian’s responsible for all the mayem… going on… ie: Brady’s being drugged, framing EJ… cause, Ian wanted Stefano’s empire…thru Kate. course, kate is “on” to him… becoming more suspicious… and now… John Black… finally, is being given some thing to do… now, John, who is a “DiMera”… is going to contest Stefano’s will…. etc… and get, what is “rightfully” his share as well…. Marlena quipping… imagine, John… running the DiMera Empire…. doesn’t this… Read more »

Jennifer
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Jennifer

There is still a lot of life left in GH!! Keep watching soaps my fellow fans.

susan M.
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susan M.

You could say tthat again !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rj
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Rj

Wow! Guess I am not the only one not watching Days lately. Hope the cliffhanger will bring us all back and make us want to watch again.

Kathy
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Kathy

Loving the oltl characters on GH bring more to town! Bought time for a crazed wife to check in on John Mcbain.

susan M.
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susan M.

Like OLTL charcters on GH also…………..They should bring Viki in town to visit her brother Todd……

barbara t. Loves one life to live
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barbara t. Loves one life to live

I heard at soaptown that it may happen and a visit from Vicki is in the future, I sure hope so, I hope it is not a rumor, How can the General hospital fans who don’t like our One life to live crossovers dislike our Vicki?

susan M.
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susan M.

I can’t see how they wouldn’t like Viki.. She is a sweet heart, a very good actress which she has proved over &over again………….She has such a beautiful smile !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can’t stop saying enough good things about our Viki (Erika Slezak)…………………………………………………………………….

susan M.
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susan M.

This for Barabara t. Loves OLTL #1……….You were right about Ewan the shrink…He is behind everything to do about Robin….What is his motive???/ Why is he doing this????? He comes off as goody two shoes…But he isn’t…Heather was telling the truth to Anna today(thurs.) about Robin being alive..That she saw Robin in Ferncliff when she was there…Poor Robin got a shock treatment..Will she lose all her memories??? And what about Todd today seeing on his computer the confession of Johnny’s killing of Starr’s baby & husband… Oh BOY!!! EXCITING!!! PLEASE REPLY TO MY COMMENTS & LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU… Read more »

susan M.
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susan M.

Where are you Barbara t..Loves OLTL #1….Wanted you to read my comments & let me know what you think…..

susan M.
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susan M.

He shoot out the TIRES…AGAIN PLEASE REPLY TO MY COMMENTS Barbara t…Loves OLTL #!………………GH is ROCKIN TODAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

barbara t. Loves one life to live
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barbara t. Loves one life to live

Sorry, I have been gone, never got any e mails from you, I was right about that Ewan guy now the big question is who does he work for and why did he choose to shock our poor Robin. Do you think Heather was telling the truth i have to hear more today It is getting very interesting, I hope Robin will be ok and she gets found SOON before they shock her again, I want to know who this enemy of Anna is. And it looks like Todd does know about Johnny shooting out those tires, If he did… Read more »

susan M.
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susan M.

I saw in soap digest today it said Robin has a dangerous escape….What ever that means…I just read the cover in the supermarket..Didn’t buy it. Don’t know the rest of the story……Who is Ewan taking orders from when he was on the phone in ferncliff???? Anna is very determined and is going to austria..She found the pamphlet on the floor by robins bed…………….keep watchiin….Talk to you later…

BarbT
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BarbT

This is not surprising. As far as I am concerned, ABC always had the best soaps. And I not just talking about GH, AMC and OLTL, but Dark Shadows, Ryan’s Hope, Edge of Night, Port Chuck (as I called it), etc. ABC would be riding very high if they had just left things alone and left the 3 super soaps continue. But no, they had an go mess things up, screw with the viewers, and now they are paying for it. I hardly watch ABC anymore, except for GH, and Castle (but its on summer hiatus). There was a time… Read more »

susan M.
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susan M.

Watched Dark Shadows..It was a different kind of soap opera…Creepy but good at times…………………………………………………..I watch just GH on abc too……ABC is making themselves to be losers as far as daytime programming goes…A lot of shows no one will ever watch…Reality/info crap shows that don’t work on daytime programming… As we all well know………The soaps made so much money for ABC threw so many, many years ,why did they have to destroy it ? Doesn’t make any sense to me..I say why ruin a good thing if there are a lot of viewers enjoying their soaps & will continue to watch… Read more »

kalamaty
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kalamaty

YOUNG and the RESTLESS is still kicking ass and taking names; it’s the show all of the other aspire to be! LOVING Y&R right now!!!

Liz
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Liz

I have not been watching gh like I use to but now with the return off Robin I will come back.I have been watching gh for 35 years and is a big fan but nothing has been keeping me tuned in like before ,oh I can’t wait until tomorrow looking to see if I can find a sneak peek but now that I see Robin coming back I will be back,I only watch Patrick and fast forward through the rest .the show has lost a lot of people but Robin will bring them back

Gmbenet
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Gmbenet

Days’ ratings took a dip Spring 2012 when couples were broken up. Marlene McPherson and D. Thomas, then head writers were made to take the fall for what may have been unwise decisions by NBC execs who interfered with Days writing. The gay Will Horton storyline was also a major reason for the dip in the ratings. The Lexie illness/death storyline briefly elevated the ratings. But the couples who were broken up have not been reunited. Instead of new writers blowing up Salem, bring back Marlene McPherson and D. Thomas and let them write the stories they wanted to write… Read more »

Tamara
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Tamara

It was doctor kenan!!! Get out of here to me that means he works for Helena

kay/kay
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kay/kay

I heard that they were leaning to it tying back to Anna years ago when she was being held in a cage, wasn’t that some crazy doctor who had an obsession with her? Anyway they may have decided to switch gears but I always knew this Dr. Keenan was no good he must have a connection with someone who hates Anna and maybe Robert you noticed she kept calling out for Patrick plus her mom & dad I hope this means my main man Robert Scorpio is coming back.

Christy
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Christy

do you mean Grant Putnam? he tried to kidnap Robin and actually kidnapped Anna.

“In early 1988, Robin was kidnapped by the insane Grant Putnam. Grant even killed Filomena and kidnapped Anna, holding her in a cage inside his cottage where she was guarded by a Doberman named Satan.” but I can’t find out what happened to Grant when they rescued Anna… he was psycho. Did they put him in FernCliff or shoot him dead??

Christy
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Christy

yeah – I just read that on Wikipedia! ha! well I was correct in thinking it was FernCliff and was thinking it was a doctor doing work for Helena… so I wonder if kenan has something to do with Helena besides being Cassandra’s dr. and renting Windemere a while back.

kathy M
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kathy M

who thinks johnny is going to sleep with the fishes???? You know Todd wants to kill him what can stop him??? And i was hoping that liz had a boyfriend for good….gee how can that be if he is evil, i guess sam and jason are over and done with well maybe jason and liz will decide to be together again. She needs a husband, so why dont they find her one! lol. As for other soap stars from our soaps that got canceled i am all for them appearing on GH till someone gets some balls and maybe writes… Read more »

barbara t. Loves one life to live
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barbara t. Loves one life to live

Rafe and Carrie were great together and very believable.Sorry to see Carrie leave.Did not care for Austin.

Cindy Grimes
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Cindy Grimes

Screw the Chew, Paul Lee and ABC! “ABC is not looking to revive All My Children or One Life to Live”. Then sell the DAMN rights back to Agnes Nixon or to another interested party!!!!! Why is ABC holding on to the rights of OUR soaps?????

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Abe Goes to the Light While John Faces Off with MarDevil

Monday’s highly-anticipated episode of Days of our Lives did not disappoint. In fact, we think that this episode should be a strong contender for DAYS to consider for one of their Outstanding Drama Series submissions for next year’s Daytime Emmys.  Why? It has it all – emotional heart with Abe’s journey to and from the light, touching flashbacks, a great performance by James Reynolds, and some special effects and editing during the John (Drake Hogesytn) vs. MarDevil scenes, which also gave us a delicious performance by Deidre Hall.

At the start of the episode, Abe has flatlined after being shot as Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) tries to revive him, but they are losing him.  As this is going on, Paulina (Jackée Harry), Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) and Eli (Lamon Archey) are gathered at the hospital awaiting news on Abe’s condition.  Later, Eli decides to go find out what is happening with Abe, and gets the shock of his life when he walks in on Abe flatlining, while Kayla tells him that Abe is gone.  Eli implores her to try to bring him back. He tells the others they are working on trying to save Abe, as Julie and Paulina bond, and later, Lani must call Theo and Brandon to let them know about Abe’s condition.

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Julie reminisces about Abe, and how they have known each other for 40 years, our wink-wink that this is James Reynolds’ 40th anniversary episode.   Then, we see Abe has gone to the light wearing a white sweater and who should he see but his beloved late wife, Lexie.  No, it’s not Renee Jones, but an actress who delivers Lexie’s lines, since it had been previously reported that Jones was unavailable for the episode.  In scenes with the replacement Lexie, Reynolds showed us why he is an MVP of DAYS.  He acted up a storm and brought the emotion regardless of who was standing there.

 

However, longtime viewers got a wonderful surprise when flashback clips of scenes between Renee Jones and Reynolds were shown and they were some major moments in the history of Abe and Lexie’s relationship including: the moment when Abe learns Lexie’s pregnant, the moment when he is disgusted by Lexie’s betrayal when he learned of her involvement in the Zack baby switch storyline, and what she did to Bo and Hope, all because she was desperate for a child. Later, it’s the five-hankie moment of when Lexie, who was dying from a brain tumor, passes away in Abe’s arms.

After all the flashbacks, Lexie tells Abe he needs to go back and not to come with her to heaven. He has children, and people who love him and need him. Eventually, he says his goodbyes to Lexie and returns to the present, just as Kayla is about to call his time of death in the hospital room. All of a sudden, Abe’s heart begins to beat.

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Kayla brings Julie, Eli, Lani, and Paulina the news that Abe will need surgery, but he will make it.  Then, Paulina and Lani make their way to see him. In another emotional moment, they tell him how much they love him (Paulina looks worried about her lie being exposed that Lani is not really Abe’s bio-daughter).  As the episode comes to its conclusion, we see the back of Lexie making sure Abe is safe and sound among the living, while signifying she is watching over him.

And if that was not enough, this episode also picked up where John had confronted MarDevil in the church, letting Satan knows he is on to him and that he is not going to win … he is going to get Marlena back.  Satan drives home the point that Marlena belongs to him now.  John is mortified as the cross on the church wall turns upside down. Later to show off his prowess and control, MarDevil turns the holy water blood red. As the scene progresses, MarDevil is jumping all over the church and showing up in different spots.

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John then gets the lowdown on how Satan struck a deal with Marlena to let Doug (Bill Hayes) live if she let him in.  That is followed, by some of the back-story of Marlena’s first possession over 25 years ago, and why it happened when she was alone and very distraught.  MarDevil even goes on to say that he tried once before to regain control of Marlena during the Salem Serial Killer storyline, but it did not work out that time, because all the victims turned out to be alive.  MarDevil brings up Stefano and how he had made Marlena believe John was dead which left her vulnerable.  He goes on to relate that Doug was the gateway for Marlena’s re-possession.

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MarDevil tells John what she did with Doug by committing him and how she wanted to kill Julie. John knows that Marlena can hear him and tries to bring her back, but as the devil struggles with that, ultimately, he wins and begins to show his strength to John tossing him around the church, where he is eventually is knocked unconscious and then dragged to, we don’t know where, by the MarDevil!

Throughout the scenes, Deidre Hall looked like she was having so much fun playing the devilish one in this campy storyline revisited.

So, what did you think of James Reynolds performance and his 40th anniversary episode? What was your favorite moment? Are you glad John knows for certain now that Marlena is once again possessed? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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DAYS Emily O’Brien Previews Her Directorial Debut and Short Film ‘Too Close’

She’s an actress, a voice-over talent, writer, and now she can add director to her impressive resumeDays of our Lives star Emily O’Brien (Gwen) has shared over the last 24 hours a preview clip of her short film, Too Close.

Emily stated via her Instagram account: “Here’s a peek at the trailer for my short film entitled Too Close– I am so fortunate to have made this with my beloved team alongside me. My vision couldn’t have been brought to life without any of you, I am truly touched by your tenacity & genuine love for creativity!”  O’Brien shared the hashtags: #directorialdebut #filmmaking #periodpiece #cinema #womeninfilm
#writeyourownstory #vintagefilm

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You can check out the teaser for the film below which centers on the story of a young man and woman in the 1950’s examining what it means when two people in a relationship are considered to be too close.

Let us know if you are intrigued by the preview, and would like to see Emily’s short film via the comment section below.

 

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Jensen Ackles Shares Heartfelt Message on Death of ‘Rust’ DP Halyna Hutchins: “This Has Been a Tragedy of Epic Proportions”

Former Days of our Lives and Supernatural star, Jensen Ackles (Ex-Eric and Ex-Dean)  took to his Instagram over the weekend to pay tribute to cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins who was tragically killed in New Mexico, on the set of the film Rust in which Ackles co-starred with Alec Baldwin and Frances Fisher. Baldwin is also one of the producers of the film.

Last Thursday, in the initial investigation reports surfaced that Baldwin discharged a “prop gun” leading to the death of Hutchins and injuring director, Joel Souza.  Since that time it has been reported that Baldwin was told by the assistant director, David Halls, that the weapon was a “cold gun” meaning not loaded with live rounds following its preparation by the film set’s armorer, Hannah Gutierrez.  But in his affidavit statement, Halls says he was unaware that the prop gun contained live rounds when it was given to Baldwin for his scene.

The scene Baldwin was rehearsing was inside a church building at the Bonanza Creek Ranch. In new affidavit’s, it was noted that Baldwin was ‘cross drawing’ the weapon and pointing the gun towards the camera lens.

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A grief-stricken Ackles shared:  “I’m not even sure where to start.  This has been a tragedy of epic proportions that we are all still processing. Earlier last week I felt compelled to tell Halyna just how awesome I thought she was. I told her how incredible I thought her camera shots were and just how exciting it was to watch her and her team work. Truly. She laughed and said thank you and gave me a hug. I’ll forever be thankful we had that moment.  She had a spunk and passion that infected the entire crew from the top down. She was an inspiration. My heart and prayers go out to Halyna’s husband, son and the rest of her family. There just aren’t enough words to express what an immense loss this is. She will be incredibly missed by all of us who knew and admired her.”

Since Hutchins’ death, a video also surfaced of Ackles discussing his concerns for gun safety on the set of Rust at a Supernatural convention in Colorado prior to the tragedy.

Jensen told the crowd: “I’ve got a 6 a.m. call tomorrow to have a big shoot-out. They had me pick my gun. They were like, ‘Alright, what gun would you like?’ and I was like, ‘I don’t know?’ and the armorer was like, ‘Do you have gun experience?’ I was like, ‘A little.’ And she’s like, ‘OK, well, this is how you load it, this is how we check it and make sure it’s safe. “So she’s like, ‘OK, I’m gonna put some blanks in there and I want you to just go and fire off a couple rounds towards the hill.’ And I was like, ‘OK.’ So I put the belt on, I put the gun there, and I walked out and she’s like, ‘Just make sure that you know, you pull the hammer all the way back and you aim at your target.’ And I was like, ‘OK, I got it.’  The footage was originally on You Tube, but now has been taken down.

The investigation remains and open and active on what occurred on the set of Rust, according to the Santa Fe New Mexico Sheriff’s office.

So, what do you think about Jensen’s tribute in the wake of the Rust tragedy? Comment below.

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