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RATINGS: The Bold and the Beautiful Reaches Almost 5 Year High In Total Viewers!

Photo Credit: Gilles Toucas

Photo Credit: Gilles Toucas

Dollar Bill and his antics are stirring up The Bold and the Beautiful and bringing in viewers by the boatloads!  In a fantastic ratings uptake, the CBS soap for the week of  November 4-8th brought in its highest total viewers numbers in almost five year, well 4.75 years, but we rounded that off!

B&B added +194,000 eyeballs with a total of 3,801,00 total viewers for the ratings week!  That is the highest it has been since the week of  January 26-30, 2009!   Looks like Bill Spencer’s (Don Diamont) mountain climbing adventure that almost killed him and gave him a “new perspective” on life, and showed him what’s really important, served as the major impetus for the rating surge.

Of course, as we have come to find out, Bill dumped Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang), and said he wanted to be back with Katie (Heather Tom) and their son, Will.  But there was a catch!  Bill was using Katie to get back what he really cares about the most … his damn company, Spencer Publications!

Elsewhere, The Young and the Restless took a bit of a nosedive loosing -77,000 but still holding strong at number one with 4,798,000 total viewers. Connor was brought home with his new eyes courtesy of Delia and Adam (Michael Muhney) is still looking mighty guilty for running down Billy (Billy Miller) and Chloe’s (Elizabeth Hendrickson) daughter!

Over at General Hospital, they took a small dive in the ratings too, losing – 107,000 viewers for the week, but still in at over 2.8 million in total viewers!   Heather (Robin Mattson) revealed she is Franco’s (Roger Howarth) bi0-mother at the big art gallery showing that sparked many reveals to come this week!

Last week, Days of our Lives celebrated its 48th anniversary with the words, “Let’s go to the videotape, err, DVD!”  As Brady (Eric Martsolf) and Kristen (Eileen Davidson)were finally going to exchange their “I do’s”, Marlena (Deidre Hall) hit the play button and all the guests assembled in the church saw Father Eric (Greg Vaughan) having “hot sex” with none other than, Kristen! Oh-oh!  Of course, as much as he has tried to say he was raped by the evil DiMera woman, no one was quite believing him!  DAYS gained +23,000 in viewers for these escapades and others, bringing their weekly total to 2,572,000!  Check out the entire ratings picture for the week via SON here!

So, it’s time to be our Soap Opera Programming Executive Armchair Quarterback!  What soap is working for you?  What soap has some issues you think need to be cleaned up?  What do you think about B&B’s performance for the ratings period?  Comment below!

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lisa
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lisa

the soaps will all be cancelled in the next 3 years. i want to see more reality shows and talk shows. gh will be cancelled next year. brians frons made a good decision to get rid of amc and oltl. erika slezak is a racist and she needs to retire.

k/kay
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k/kay

How much are they paying you to spew such nonsense? Go away!

k/kay
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k/kay

I will add this I may not like the storylines on these soaps that are left all of the time but still support a genre which brought a lot of joy to a lot of people for over 50 years. Hope they live on whether I tune in or not!

Becky
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Becky

I don’t believe everything I read and certainly don’t believe ES is a racist. It seems like you hate the soaps. If so, why are you reading this column? LOL

Lew S
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Lew S

Lisa, if you don’t like soaps, why are you commenting on this website? Hmmmmm????

Karen
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Karen

Why does anyone make negative comments? To be noticed and stir up the pot…

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Maybe you need to retire from this message board…there are many reality and talk shows opposite all 4 soaps you could be watching…everyone has the right to an opinion but yours seems only to stir up trouble so you can sit back, laugh and get a kick out of seeing how many angry replies you can get…you r a message board bully only here to start trouble…hope no one is dumb enough to fall for it…GH by the way will not be cancelled next year…so good day to you!!!

jonathan
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jonathan

Leave lisa alone. you have issues my friend. anyone can voice their opinion here. you are the big bully on this site, get a life or go to bed you drama queen.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Jonathan…or whoever you are…yes…anyone can voice their opinions here…but this Lisa whoever is stirring up trouble and her remark that E.S. is a racist…come on…how would she know unless this Lisa was there…none of us really knows…this is a message board for people who like and watch soaps…if she likes talk then when talk shows are mention here thats were she should be…however, i find it strange that this ‘lisa’ and a few others come here and repeatedly say they should cancel all the soaps…there are only 4 and there is a lot of talk and reality shows out there… Read more »

mike
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mike

Erika Slezak is a great actress and a fine lady.If you hate soaps why do you visit this site?

Karen
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Karen

Not to mention her father, Hollywood Director Walter Slezak!!

Derek
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Derek

Obviously Lisa is a troll. She/he always posts under different names and says basically the same things in various threads. Hasn’t anyone noticed? I mean why is she posting about AMC and oltl under a bold and beautiful thread?

sheryl postin
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sheryl postin

Lisa you don’t know what is going to happen and I hope you are wrong and if, you don’t have anything good to say about soap operas and there actors you shouldn’t be on this website , the fans don’t appreciate your comments. I guess you are against soap operas it is a real shame because you are missing out on something. good.

Becky
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Becky

I enjoy parts of GH (not the constant changing of storylines, like Franco was Jason’s twin, now he’s Heather son). If we can’t count on any storyline to actually be true, maybe I don’t need to invest the time. I’m a new viewer of B&B and would watch more if it wasn’t so redundant (how long can the Hope/Liam/Steffy triangle go on?). Today’s storyline with Brooke turning the tables on Bill was great. Now, that’s more like it!

Derrick
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Derrick

Go B&B………..

Daisy Day
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Daisy Day

I love Don Diamont! I’m loving his storyline. I hope he’s ready for the next big shockers from Katie – she still has his company – she still has custody of Will and guess what, Bill? You are going to be a daddy again….or at least that should be icing on Katie’s cake. GH is suffering from “writer’s cramps”. The premise of the storylines are good but the actual development and writing sucks. Be thankful that GH has some of the best actors in daytime…they make these characters rise above the writing…Sonny, Carly, Sam, Alexis, Diane, Lulu, Maxie, Michael, Morgan,… Read more »

Karen
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Karen

Not unless Heather Tom is pregnant again!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Both CBS soaps are more down to earth with a touch of the romance novel and have a more or less realistic approach to story telling while Days and GH have been, since the 1980s, somewhat campy and occasionally cartoonish with aliens, devil possessions, sci fi plots and vampires ect(and as silly & absurd as they can be at times GH and Days remain my favorites. But what l like many might not) However, they do have moments of realism too, and imo, more entertaining than cbs soaps. They have been a great way to escape the real world and… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I read Kaylas son Joey may be showing up in Salem…hopefully this means we will be seeing more of Kayla.

donny
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donny

Joey is going to turn out gay.

Phil
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Phil

I don’t know if you have been watching DAYS lately, but it is anything but Sci Fi and Supernatural! DAYS and GH are in my opinion the best shows on television period. I would rate the shows as follow these days:

1. DAYS
2. GH
3. B&B
4. Y&R

Campy? Sure, but Y&R and B&B have had their share of campy, and to be honest, I really don’t see the appeal in these shows.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I agree with you…GH and Days are the best(and my top favorite tv shows)…i was talking about how both shows have been written in a campy style since the 1980s, and are still occasionally written that way: Robins kidnapping, the fake masks, the vampire plot ect on GH. And i did mention Days has been more believable in its plots but it is still widely known for its campy approach…it wasnt too long ago Stephano(the phoenix) was again killed off and brought back from the dead, and im sure itll happen again and Kristens villainy is..imo…very campy…but i enjoy these… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I appreciate fans… who have, at one time or another… watch the remaining 4… and are decades plus…. invested in… and know… the shows.. for what the are: 1. DAYS 2. GH 3. Y&R 4. B&B i still think… CBS was so smart… to showcase and feature… ie: example: Y&R at 11 a.m… the start of the day… most people.. habitually… turn their TV on.. kids were off to school… husband gone… breakfast over… naturally… put the channel on CBS… does it merit #1. resounding… shout from the rooftops… absolutely, NOT. doesn’t mean, they are watching… intently… I love DAYS… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I refused to watch B&B…. based on principle

I was never a multi-millionaire… and don’t fashion or imagine myself.. like:

so.. why watch and farfetch

Phil
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Phil

In my opinion DAYS and GH have been flip flopping back and forth between 1 and 2 and just a couple of weeks ago I would have rated them both tied at number 1, but DAYS has been outstanding these past few weeks and deserves the top spot.

Larkin
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Larkin

I agree with the list Phil except for Y&R. B&B is the worst show so it deserves the #4spot or none at all. The writing on B&B is practically a recycle of William Bell old sl rivalry, they don’t have enough people on the set to created opposition and the absence of a villain, is a downer.l B&B has been reduced in strong characters traits “assassinations” ,boring triangles and a parade of the same sl going around between generations.Y&R is no way like that, it has realistic plots and various characters, so it doesn’t deserve that spot just because of… Read more »

John Eric
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John Eric

First, I want to tell Lisa & Jonathan: anyone is indeed welcome to voice their opinions, even if making a total ass of oneself, dissing a genre they claim not to like but must be watching if they have such a negative opinion. The day I go onto a sports message board to say all sports suck and should not be televised is the day I officially need to GET A LIFE! I also agree with jimh: “Lisa” & “Jonathan” are message board bullies trying to stir up trouble. Not to mention talking about something they obviously know nothing about,… Read more »

Larkin
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Larkin

When i read such comments, i am dismayed by the lack of understanding, and why Bell Jr is full of himself and can bother to pay attention,to the real world or the viewers who have watched long before he stepped into his dad writing room. I wish stop be padronizing when it comes to this show to assume about other people what they know, or understand or like, that’s just plain ignorance and arrogance. This show has become insuklting to anyone in this business and I feel sorry for the other actors and crew who works for real and give… Read more »

robert
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robert

I’m shocked B&B is still rising.

Larkin
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Larkin

Right behind you.

Kate
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Kate

My favorite is Y&R. I love the storyline of Adam’s child having the eyes of the little girl he ran over. Just wish they would not be so serious all the time. I watch B&B because it followsY&R. Hope Thorston improves this soap.

Lisa Z.
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Lisa Z.

It is interesting to note that GH’s ratings are down again. The previous week, GH had more viewers especially in the desired demographic. The former OLTL viewers tuned in to see “Roxy’s” appearance. They we were gone. Bring back OLTL. I still don’t care for any of the GH characters and cannot get into the show.

Paul
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Paul

I don’t see any of the remaining 4 network soaps going anywhere, anytime soon. I love the genre and will continue to support it. Hopefully, PP will get their act together and start a new “incarnation” of AMC and OLTL w/ a permanent deal with OWN.

Larkin
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Larkin

I m so tired to see these “pumpin B&B up” articles every now and then, especially when the ratings are sinking. Should all of us who has clarity just “shut off our craniums” and go along with it? It seems everyone does PRETEND when it comes to B&B!. Well NOT TODAY folks, at least not me…..This article is nothing but another in a long line of well paid and built up PR jobs. I m passed the point of disgust but utterly insulted to see such lying nonsense keeping piling up, no matter how many times we have LOUDLY complain… Read more »

MK
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MK

I totally agree. Sure, B&B just hit an all time high in the ratings, but it’s been up and down over the past few months, that I don’t see this huge “jump” in the ratings as a big deal. One week, they’re up 100,000 viewers, the next week they’re down 72,000 viewers, etc.etc. I gave up watching this show about a year ago (and I watched it since day one) but I still tend to read about it online here and there, hoping that the show will improve (yes, in my opinion, it does need to improve-the Brooke/Hope show is… Read more »

Larkin
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Larkin

Well said. I totally feel the same. I started to watch this show since the first time it aired. On and off since Jr is the producer, but stopped watching 2011. I had enough as well to see my characters written like crap, to prop others. Not only that but the stories are just ridiculous, it is ONLY about these Logans getting men, (not to mention good locations and dresses) nothing else happen. Maybe Jr ‘s memory is a bit rusty to recall why daddy Bell was a star in the soap world.

Maria K
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Maria K

Three friends and I were bored and we hashtaged B&B over 5,000 times. We don’t watch anymore, BTW. But we do this often as we know that hashtags count! It was fun! The least we could get is a thank you from Mr. Bell. 🙁 We plan to continue doing the same.

LucyT
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LucyT

I used to never miss watching Y&R and sometimes watch B&B NOW as long as Brill is on or brooke and bill I will not miss it. Y&R needs to go back to it’s core cast of the past and there offspring and rebuild the fun that was Y&R.

I started watching GH when it landed Emme Rylan and Maura West I never watched before but I like it .It has a large cast so I am still learning the history great show though.I had no idea what I was missing.

PatF
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PatF

YR and BB have been the two top ranked soaps in total viewers for almost 15 years now. They have always had traditional story telling, which obviously appeals to more people since they have more viewers. And I didn’t say they appeal to everyone, just more people seem to like their style. I think Days has done a great job the past several years trying to get back to that. Under Bill Bell’s pen in the 70’s Days was great. Then they took their free fall with possessions and aliens and really stretched believability. And well, GH, they treaded into… Read more »

Larkin
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Larkin

I agree about what you say, it is very true, that’s why this rating list is not believable and offensive.” Every show have its fans”, and also very important to point out, cuz VIEWERS are the people who make it a success therefore the most important to be heard. It is not about being “the oldest on the market” so to speak, but about the quality of the writing and storylines. B&B died with William Bell. To consider B&B next to Y&R GH or Days, the way it is now, it is unfair to everyone in the soap world. not… Read more »

tracy
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tracy

When will this crap be cancelled so that cbs can put something else in its place.

Patricia
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Patricia

The high ratings are due to the purchase of FB likes, Twitter followers & YouTube. It’s all purchased. When they started allowing social media to be counted into the rating. The FB likes are growing by the thousands; however, not supported by comments. This is Social Media 101.

Elaine
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Elaine

Is the young Stephanie coming back does anyone know

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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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