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Sean Carrigan on the End of his Run as ‘Stitch’: “I Felt Very Honored That Y&R Trusted Me With Such a Heavy Storyline”

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This week was the end of the line for Dr. Ben “Stitch” Rayburn’s return to Genoa City.   After being exposed as Mariah’s (Camyrn Grimes) kidnapper. “Stitch” went on the run, leaving the door open for a possible return down the line for his portrayer, Sean Carrigan, to redeem the character.

In his exit interview in this week’s Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Carrigan shared he sees “Stitch” as “Emotionally damaged at this point and looking for a lifeline, not knowing what that is, and how to find it.”

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Sean revealed he was most proud of his final scenes with Melissa Ordway (Abby), expressing: “First of all, I feel very honored that Y&R trusted me with such a heavy storyline.  I felt it was my duty to try and give it the true emotions that would come from a deep place within ‘Stitch'”.   He went on to say, ” The explanation of why he did what he did is the payoff that I hope that audience wanted,” adding, “I’m sure everybody was scratching their heads a little bit over why “Stitch” did this, but I hope you saw the emotional trauma this character has been going through, so you can understand, in a twisted way, why he did this.”

Carrigan hopes to have a chance at wiping the slate clean for the character with a return one day to the top-rated CBS Daytime drama series.

So, what did you think about how “Stitch’s” storyline came to a close? Hope Sean comes back again to reprise the role? Comment below.

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Damien
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Poor Sean Carrigan!.. as if he didnt have to make the post of that anti-climatic story he has to continue to lie and act to the press?! This story was a filler that stretched out three weeks too long! Melissa Ordway and he actually have chem and the story couldve gone in sooo many more suspenseful directions: Stitch should ve been innocent with a capable writer and fooled the audience with the false accusation . Max could ve escaped his psch ward and kidnapped Mariah after following his dad and fearing he and Abby would get back together! Or since… Read more »

Lew S
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I think this story was just the lead into Mariah and Devon wanting more involvement in the infant’s life. I see a custody storyline coming.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Lew S,
Ordinarily I’d agree with you about the custody thing, but as Devon considers Abby such a close friend, I don’t know if he could do that. Also, if and when Chance ever comes back, a lot of things are bound to change, including his ideas on all this, especially Tessa and Mariah’s living arrangements. Abby already resents Mariah’s closeness to her son and Mariah wanting to pull him closer. I hope this doesn’t ruin their friendship. What started out as such a boring SL may actually get pretty interesting.

su000
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Hi Violet–hope you’re well—–
I have to ask——
Are my young eyes going weird or—–
is the font/print too tiny to read the posts without a magnifying glass??
—–The print is excruciatingly small. yes???

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

SuOOO,
Iam hanging in there, thanks for asking. I think you are right and we may be able to adjust the font size in the settings. I’ll get back to you after I check it out.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

SuOOO
I told you in my previous comment about trying to enlarge font in the settings, and I did and I think it worked. Give it a try and let me know. Someone else may know of a better solution, good luck.

su000
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Hi violet.. there are ways to enlarge but–
it’s also quite easy to adjust the font size for the posts and replies in the post-board codes….
Hopefully, Michael will consider doing that and enlarge the tiny-tiny print.. ..
take care be safe 🙂

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I agree. More problems to come. There should have been counselling for all involved about the feelings and emotions involved in surrogate parents, even between good friends. And then there is the unreliable Chance due to his profession. I know it can be hard to know how much time goes by in a soap, but how could everyone not be worried about Mariah being missing for more than a day in her condition? Even if “she wanted to be alone.” To me that was a red flag. And the absolute disconnect Abby is having thinking Mariah can just hand over… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

rose,
Today was thinking the same thing. This spoiled daddy’s girl, doesn’t have a clue as you say, but is being so unfeeling and inconsiderate of Mariah, and that this is her right and not a privilege. Iam surprised she didn’t offer to pay Mariah.

Soaphound
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I’m with Damien on this. As much as I dislike kidnap stories, there had to be better ways to handle this. And, after all those weeks of torture, it’s wrapped up in, what, two episodes? Never cared for the Stitch character but even he deserved better than this adolescent psychotic break with reality. Saying he saw a man buying protein bars at a 7-11 on the outskirts of town? Sounds like lyrics to a Springsteen song, circa 1980.

Damien
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Damien

Loll Soaphound
This story hasty wrap up along with the Tara/ Kyle story wrap up is total toilet seat scripting

Ozzie Lee
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Ozzie Lee

It is stunning that Josh Griffith continues on as headwriter. In a capable writer’s hands, this story could’ve been riveting drama. Shout-out to all the actors, for making “gold” of what they were handed.

Kay
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Kay

What was the point oh yes to set up a fuss over custody etc I think we had that story from Griffith concerning Christian and now does the kid even exist did we wipe that out? Bill Bell would not even recognize the soap he created.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Kay,
Yes, where is Christain, and speaking of existing, why haven’t we seen that new baby? Do they not want to show a baby of color or are they just going to show Abby holding what looks like a loaf of bread forever?

Kay
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Kay

Violet it probably has to do with Covid and no one wanting a infant on set.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Kay,
To tell you the truth you are probably right. I didn’t think of that but now Iam surprised they had the little guy that played Harrison on set so much.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I feel that Sean did a great job, as usual. There was so many possibilities with this SL. I thought he was the kidnapper right from the beginning but did not want it to be, so thought up kinds of other possibilities including Nina locking Mariah up. Even though. they say this is the end, I never say never and with Sean and his mentally ill son out there somewhere, there are endless scenarios to terrorize Abby and Chance.

Timmm
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I never was a fan of Stitch or the portrayer BUT this was semi-interesting and the story went flat, like that! Abby was the best thing that ever happened to Stitch. Why couldnt he desperately ask for a second “Chance!” Why couldnt Stitch reveal himself to Mariah, deliver the baby and keep her captive and have dialogue with Mariah about how this should have been his and Abby’s baby. Or, maybe capture Abby with Mariah and have great scenes between the three of them and finally the girls get the upper hand and foil Stitch! Send him away AND then… Read more »

Dru Hill
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Dru Hill

Wow Y&R brings you back for such a lame story line then just kicked you to the curb…so sorry they did that to you I think you are a better actor than half the idiots they got on this show! Good luck in all you do Y&R you really suck!

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Nancy Lee Grahn Debuted 25 Years Ago Today as General Hospital’s Alexis Davis

Back on September 26th, 1996, (25 years ago today!) the new character of Alexis Davis made her debut on ABC’s General Hospital, and brought to the iconic soap opera, the talents of Nancy Lee Grahn.

Grahn, had already made a name for herself with her captivating portrayal of lawyer Julia Wainwright Capwell on Santa Barbara for which she won a Supporting Actress Daytime Emmy in 1989, in a tie with AMC’s Debbi Morgan.

Back in April, General Hospital, marked this milestone with a special episode for Grahn, that could be remembered come next year’s Emmys.

Alexis, or shall we call her “Natasha”, was introduced on GH as the daughter of Mikkos Cassadine and his mistress, whose throat was slit by Helena Cassadine, which has played into Alexis’ story for many years to come.  At the time of her entrance to the show, Wendy Riche was GH’s executive producer.

Through the years, viewers have witnessed Grahn’s portrayal of: a tough legal eagle, an honest depiction of a woman battling the bottle, failed romances, while all the time being a loving and faithful mother to her three daughters, Sam, Molly, and Kristina.

Nancy won her second Supporting Actress Daytime Emmy, this time for her role as Alexis in 2012, and has been a multi-nominee in the Lead Actress category for her performances on the ABC daytime drama series.

Here’s to Nancy for giving us 25 years of her on-screen work as Alexis!

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Erika Slezak Shares More on Her Role in Hallmark’s ‘Next Stop, Christmas’ and Its Premiere Date

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Erika took to her website to share a little bit of information for fans of the character she plays in it.  The six-time Daytime Emmy-winner expressed: “I play a wealthy woman who has lived in the town and knows everyone and is loved by everyone and she throws a huge Christmas party every year.  Sorry, that’s all I’m permitted to share.”

Back to the Future’s Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson star in Next Stop, Christmas, which follows the tale of a woman who takes a train journey to the past.

 

Chandler Massey (Will, Days of our Lives) Eric Freeman, and Lyndsy Fonseca (Ex-Colleen, The Young and the Restless) are also a part of the cast.

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‘The View’s’ Sunny Hostin & Ana Navarro Test Positive for COVID-19; Asked to Leave Studio Ahead Of V.P. Kamala Harris Interview

This morning on The View, an awkward situation arose, when while on the air, co-hosts, Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro, where asked to leave the panel desk and exit the studio.

All of this happened before a live interview was scheduled to happen with Vice President Kamala Harris.  It was revealed that Hostin and Navarro tested positive for Covid-19, and were ‘breakthrough” cases since they had been previously vaccinated.

Host, Joy Behar delivered the news to the audience at home so they knew what was going on with the bizarre moment playing out on live TV, sharing,  “Ana and Sunny, at the last minute we realized they have tested positive for COVID so they have been taken off of the show.”

Harris, who had planned to join the ladies at the table, instead was going to be interviewed remotely from a different place in the ABC TV studio in New York, while Joy Behar and Sara Haines remained on the set.

As for Kamala Harris, Behar added: “It’s very important we keep her healthy and safe. The Secret Service is doing things to make her feel safe.”

While the delay was announced, Behar and Haines took questions from the in-studio audience.

Watch Behar below explain what was going on.

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