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RATINGS: Y&R Has Solid Week with Gains! GH Rebounds Gains Viewers Too!

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The ratings are out for the week of July 8-12th and it was The Young and the Restless who lead the way gaining the most viewers of any network soap opera on their strength of their then reveal by Nick Newman that he is not Summer’s bio-dad, but Jack is!

The culmination of that leg of the storyline (only to have another twist happen on this past Monday’s episode, which ensures the story is not over) gained the number one soap +258,000 viewers bringing their total for the ratings week to 4,654,000.

Over at General Hospital, after a very disappointing showing the prior ratings week, the ABC soap had a rebound of sorts gaining +117,000 and inching oh so close to regaining the number three slot from Days of our Lives! GH tallied 2,449,000 while DAYS has 2,450,000!   In addition, after scoring an all-time low in the key female 18-49 demo the previous week, GH added +87,000.  DAYS as noted was the one show that lost viewers for the ratings week losing -117,000!

The Bold and the Beautiful kept up its strong showing again netting +87,000 for a total of 3,509,000.  Is Katie lashing out at Brooke and Bill helping the show? Are fans into Wyatt and the secret as the new man for Hope? Or, could it be that fans love seeing Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy) again who appeared on two episodes this ratings week?

OK soap fans, time for you to check out the stats courtesy of SON here. Then let us know as our Soap Opera Programming Executive Armchair Quarterback, what worked for you during the ratings week mentioned? How would you change up or increase viewership on your favorite soap? What is working for you? And, what is not? Share your thoughts in the comment section!

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Derrick
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Derrick

Go Y&R…………..

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I am going to be curious to see next week’s number to see how many viewers the show lost with the Sharon twist coming out. I know a number of fans were let down with that reveal- so it will be interesting if the numbers show a drastic drop or were many like me, just venting our disappointment, but still are watching.

Rosanna
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Rosanna

GH can and will gain more viewers, the other shows in my own opinion are not as good, with the back and forth storyline of Who is Summers dad its bound to turn people off. GH has great storyline right now and the momentum is flowing!

shawn
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shawn

That’s the first positive comment I’ve seen about GH in weeks. Clearly, you’re in the minority.

Rosanna
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Rosanna

Yea Shawn I know people give up on soaps thats the problem, ive NEVER stopped watching except when i was in europe for 2 straight summers, ive watched this show for over 20 plus years, and ill watch till I die!!

Nick
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Nick

Are you serious? I don’t know what show you’re watching, but that momentum on GH certainly is NOT flowing forward. GH completely sucks and desperately needs a new head writer with fresh, new direction. The show has never been this bad creatively, IMO. I’ve had it with Ron Carlivati, especially his unprofessional attitude on Twitter. Hey Ron, if you can’t take any criticism from fans/viewers about your second-grade style writing, then go find another line of work. Without fans/viewers, you have no job, and you’re not above everyone. I’ll bet that any fan could write the show better within its… Read more »

Rosanna
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Rosanna

Nick its flowing, if you do not like Ron Carlivati then tell him but in a consgtructive way, criticizing him will get you ignored or blocked, you expect him to do differently??? He has as much right as anyone else to ignore or not. Im not saying some stories do not need improving but the stories on canvas now are flowing, some do need to be wrapped up and others cannot be finished as they are not on the show, how can the Robin story be c leared up if she is not working on the show??? Come on folks… Read more »

Richard
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Richard

LOVE GH! The writing is amazing and I am loving the use of the “older” characters. It is about time Lesley Webber (Denise Alexander) is getting some “acting” air time! LOVE GH!

Nick
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Nick

Unbelievable. Are you feeling all right, man? You can stop kissing that egomaniac Ron Carlivati’s rear end. Are we really watching the same show? But I do agree on one thing. The writing on GH is certainly “amazing”. Yeah, it’s amazing just how GODDAMN HORRIBLE it is now. (That’s what GH should stand for presently.) I guess if you like stories growing mold that have been recycled 1000 times from GH previously or from his precious OLTL, it’s been wonderful! Ron C could not write his way out of a paper bag and come up with anything fresh to save… Read more »

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

As someone on another board pointed out, at this point between Michael Easton and Roger Horwath the two of them have played SEVEN different characters between themselves in little more than a year. That is downright absurd. Little by little it does seem to be getting better (from a threshold of abominable, as NIck has said).

BUT it has a long way to go. The cast should be reduced by about 25% so the pacing and interconnectedness of the storylines can be repaired. People are sick to death of Franco and Kiki.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Please, expound. Exactly what about the writing do you find amazing? I have to say as a soap watcher, on and off for more than 40 years, all three networks, I find RC’s writing to be more campy, superficial, sloppy, lazy and disjointed as I have ever seen. Personally I think the RC/FV team has been reckless in their decisionmaking ranging from the risks at ignoring the PP contract, firing all the GH writers such that they lost the continuity with all the characters, then bringing back Roger Horwath as Franco. Such terrible decisionmaking as to warrant a classic case… Read more »

susan M.
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susan M.

I agree with Richard!

Sandy
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Sandy

Good news that ratings are up for Y&R and others. Is it true that if you DVR a program the following day or days after it’s showing that it doesn’t count toward the ratings? If this is true that more and more people are binge-watching t.v. maybe they should revamp how the ratings are tallied. Also, I do not fall into the 18-49 age category but I watch all the soaps currently being aired. Does this also mean that my viewing doesn’t count? I just want to make sure my loyalty to the soaps matter to the ratings to help… Read more »

lili
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lili

I just want kay alden’s team back as the writers of this show.

Ryan D
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Ryan D

I actually thought the reveal that Sharon manipulated the results was funny..though I may be in the minority. Still overall i enioyed the paternity storyline this past week.

ann marie
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ann marie

go GH! Love the show!

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

It is getting better…so far. It has its flaws at times like all soaps but GH is still entertaining. This week has shown some improvement…hope it continues.

matthew
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matthew

I agree jim, we’ve seen signs of the ship being turned ever so slightly in the right direction I’d say arguably in the last two weeks as compared to the whirlpool make that cestpool that GH has been sucked into ever since the curtains came down after the nurses ball. We’ve got Nancy Lee Grahn taking on a promising storyline and there’s intrigue with many other characters that has been lacking. Sam, Maxie, Sonny, Connie, Olivia, Britt, and Nikolas all seem to have story momentum building right now that if executed properly could pay off big in restoring GH. But… Read more »

susan M.
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susan M.

I agree with jimh!!!!!

4everdays
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4everdays

People must be tuning into YawneR for a nap. Any time I need sleep
YawneR does the trick. No need for sleeping pills. I’m wide awake for DAYS.

su0000
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su0000

GH is the best soap, it has less viewers than BB and Y&R because they both are shown in 32 countries..

More viewers does not mean a better soap..
More viewers is more distribution ..

JEM
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JEM

Actually the ratings only count from the U.S. Santa Barbara had a phenomenal following in other countries. It was a worldwide sensation in its day, and even that didn‘t spare it from the ax. Other countries pay a flat fee for airing rights to the show, but their ad rates do not make a difference. It certainly helps the show‘s financial bottom line to air in lots of countries, as it gives the show more budgetary finances, but the Nielsen ratings are only tallied from the U.S.

Tali
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Tali

One Life to Live also had better ratings but was canceled by ABC as we all know. ABC still sucks and if more people watch the other soaps…………It would make me think they are BETTER soaps than GH!!

PatF
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PatF

Glad for YR!

Only one show down last week…but overall good news!

KELLY&MICHAEL FAN
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KELLY&MICHAEL FAN

Danny Morgan brung the RATINGS UP!!!

HES GORGEOUS

SERIOUSLY GH, IS GETTING BETTER

SAM AND SILAS= ALL THE WAY

susan M.
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susan M.

DITTO!

JEFF
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JEFF

I agree with Rosanna and Richard, GH is starting to roll again.

Rosanna
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Rosanna

thanks unlike the naysayers it IS on a roll, people complain about the storys and cast and it is not fair to the actor proaying them, Im still puzzled as to the 7 character Easton and Howarth have played and even if it is 7 they are ACTORS and get paid quite nicely to do that, cutting the GH cast by 25% makes no sense as they do not nearly have the cast it did in its hey day, give me a break, also if you do not like a story let them know complaining here about how lack luster… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I believe Easton has played John McBain, Stephen Clay, Caleb the vampire and now Silias Clay. Howarth has played Todd Manning, Franco and now Jason Morgan. Granted Stephen and Caleb were technically the same person, and so is Franco/Jason, but there were separate personalities in the same body, so between them they have played seven characters in less than a year.– and I think both are good job doing it.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Starting to roll and still dropping storylines to accommodate sloppy writing. (Since we haven’t seen anything else on the resolution of who shot Olivia by the PCPD that is.)

Betty
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Betty

GH has become a joke. Way too many newbies and the Livers have taken over this show.

And this trying to redeem Franco is ridiculous. The DVD’s didn’t work so now FV/RC decided to try to use the character of Jason to expose the supposed brain tumor Todd/Franco has. We all know when the tumor is removed it’s back to Todd, the only character RH can play.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Unfortunately if they want RH on the show long term they have no choice but to redeem Franco– because truly evil, evil characters cannot last that long on any show. But they could be setting it up that RH will be Jason, and Franco had his face altered to look like his and brainwashed him to believe he was Franco. And now his(Jason’s) brain tumor is back; it is undoing all of that. Who knows which way they are going on this. Personally, I think it would have been better if they just created a whole new character for him,… Read more »

susan M.
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susan M.

I like RH no matter what character he plays!

Elle
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Elle

BOOO!! The storylines on GH are brilliant right now. There are so many story lines and they are doing a great job juggling them all so they all get airtime and we have something new to watch every day.

Betty
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Betty

Brilliant? Well, if you like rubber masks, hallucinations, vampires and Ojija boards, this show is for you. If you like incest and showcasing a mean gay trying to blackmail and straight, this show is for you.

Since the GH vets left from the 50th show and Nurses Ball ratings have gone down for GH, not up. I agree with Jack Wagner 100%.

Elle
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Elle

Sounds like you like it more than you will admit. The rubber masks were a while ago…and you’re still watching. This is General Hospital – the soap opera, not the reality show. The intent of a soap opera is to provide entertainment during the day when nothing else is on. They span all genres – romance, horror, mystery, drama, comedy and yes, surprisingly sometimes even supernatural. It is almost always far fetched and ridiculous, but thats why soaps are popular. They are a great break from reality! We have to take these shows with a grain of salt. Regardless of… Read more »

Carly
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Carly

I love GH! I love seeing Monica and Tracey! They are on a roll again!

susan M.
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susan M.

I agree!

Lori
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Lori

GH is ping ponging as to their ratings and still not top dog. Cant Wait for when ABC eventually dumps it.

susan M.
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susan M.

Are you saying you hope abc dumps GH? Is that correct? Are you a GH fan or not? I am and i want it to do well !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Linda
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Linda

I think the Baldwin family drama needs some credit for the ratings also that week. They were on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Christian and Tracey have been brilliant. That week Likey decided not to divorce as Fen overdosed.

That was a heavy vet week focusing on the paternity of Summer, Baldwin family in crisis, Sharon seeing Cassie, and Billy and Nikki had a great talk.

Keep the vets we care about front and center with newer characters as support and in B storylines.

Carly
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Carly

I agree with Linda …Keep the Vets we care about front and center. This will bring high ratings! Keep the strangers in the background….

Brenda
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Brenda

Y&R has been great lately. I don’t like that Sharon changed the paternity test but I am hoping this is going to bring Nick and Sharon together again. Looking forward to another great week this week on YR.

Mad/hatter
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Mad/hatter

Brenda I do not either but Sharon Case has been playing it to the hilt she and PB are the one’s that are even making this story watchable. I also think you are going to discover on down the line that Jack is the father I think this was purely done with Sharon’s involvement as a way for MS to exit when she decided she did not want to renew her contract. Maybe totally wrong but they had to figure out a way for MS to exit she just would not leave town because Summer would need her. PB is… Read more »

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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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