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Stairwell Revisted: Y&R's Phyllis Vs. Sharon In Flashback Redux!

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On Tuesday’s episode of Y&R, Phyllis (Gina Tognoni) brought Sharon (Sharon Case) back to that fateful stairwell where Phyllis took a tumble which put her in an almost year long coma, and where Phyllis was armed with the ammo to confront Sharon on her duplicity!

Sharon had changed the paternity test results making Summer (Hunter King) Jack’s (Peter Bergman) bio-daughter instead of Nick’s (Joshua Morrow)! On yesterday’s episode, finally Sharon’s “electorshocked” memory was jogged.  She  started to recall the events, complete with new flashbacks with Phyllis (now Tognoni, formerly Michelle Stafford) in that same blue dress, with the same dialog, and lying in the same position after her fall down the stairs … thanks to Sharon!

Now, Sharon is begging Phyllis to let her be the one to tell Nick the truth about what she did! Meanwhile, Victor (Eric Braeden), Jack, and Nick are heading to the stairwell to see what is going down with the battling broads!

Watch the stairwell revisited scenes after the jump! What did you think of them? Was it awkward …  or did it work?, Do you want Sharon to get what’s coming to her for her duplicity?  Comment below!

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First of all, I think Gina Tognoni has been doing an amazing job as Phyllis. Y&R was smart to wait a year to recast the role, and it’s clear now why Gina was chosen to play the part. What a great actress. As far as the flashback scenes, it’s interesting that some of the dialogue that originally took place in the stairwell was recalled by Sharon as having taken place at Cassie’s gravesite, perhaps to get a good closeup of Gina as Phyllis saying “Summer is Nick’s daughter!” Thankfully, a different stairwell was used for the flashback/confrontation scenes because the… Read more »

Kim Huck
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Kim Huck

I HAVE HAD IT WITH PHYLLIS! Please give me a brake. Nick said he would love Sharon no mater what. I hope Adam comes back and sees Chelsea with Billy and looks and falls in love the way it should be with Sharon. They ruined the magic and steamy chemisty Shadam once had. It never made sense that Adam fell for Chelsea. They did not have the love and love scenes that Sharon and Adam had. Adam would NEVER ever EEEEEVVVVVVER forget his bestfriend and lover Sharon who was THE ONLY person who ever “GOT” him. Chelsea wa so boring… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

I agree Kim, Nick rhymes with dick! His father put Sharon through hell and she wanted the secret to come out and Nick said he would stay with her no matter and he LIED! I pray that Shadam gets a second chance. That would be a middle finger to the whole Newman clan!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I will not expand on this, fan male, because you have said exactly what is on my mind….excellent post, succinct and clear.

Eileen
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Eileen

Seriously I was on the edge of my chair watching that scene today! Did the scene work… Hell yes it worked and their facial expressions were spot on!!

Kim Huck
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Kim Huck

Phyllis is such a horrible person who committs the worse crimes and Victor lets not even start what he has done. Why is Sharon always the one to pay? I hope Adam comes back for Sharon not Chelsea

Mary SF
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Mary SF

My heart broke for poor Jack when he realized Summer is not his after all. I don’t feel sorry for Sharon, Phyllis or Nick– just Jack who was truly innocent in all of this mess. I liked the reveal despite the fact it took so long to come out therefore a bit anticlimactic for me as a viewer– yet it was well acted and thought everyone did a good job with it. As always the Newman smugness of “being right” and demonizing poor Sharon wore thin with me– but hopefully Nick after he gets over being mad and hurt will… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

The only one who truly cares for Summer is Jack. Nick,Sharon & Phyllis are all more worried about how it affects them. Totally disgusted these two women using a child to hang onto the horn dog Nick. So glad the truth is out and I personally have decided Nick is unhealthy for both of them. I guess however it must be written in EB/Victor’s contract that the man always wins on everything. Just about to the point of not watching it again Mary as you know I think a lot of Sharon Case and I think it is way past… Read more »

Sue
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Sue

I think you are correct about EB, he always wins. Has to be a contract thing. Sharon needs to be rid of all things Newman, not Joe either he would just use her then throw her away. Sharon needs a new man after she gets well. No time soon. Maybe recast Sam, I think that was his name. the writers have just done way too much to her, while w—- Chelsea get a pass. I am so sick of her, Adam never loved her, the writers just made that up to make Chelsea look good..her past is so shady, I… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

It was a good scene.. however nowhere near to GH scenes the past week.. I do not like Sharon I was hoping Phyllis would throw her down the stairs and break her, she deserves worse, but that would do / a full body cast … lol The acting was good but not notable great.. In comparison to the GH cast performance this week (and always) Y&R falls far behind in acting talent… Gina is the best recast.. she does well.. Y&R has been the best its been in a very long time, the past week, only from the outing of… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Y&R would be NOTHING without the Newman and Abbott feud.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

Who I feel really sorry for, aside from Jack, is Summer. If Sharon had not messed with the paternity test results and if Nick had done a second one when Summer was born, none of this would have happened. Summer would have been able to be with Kyle because that’s what they both wanted, but they couldn’t be together because they were both duped into believing they were related. Things would have been so different if the truth was out back then, maybe Kyle wouldn’t be MIA with no explanation, and maybe Summer wouldn’t have rushed into marriage with Austin,… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I agree I really like Gina as Phyllis– the one issue I have is they are not writing anything for the character but anger. I get she would be pissed being in a coma for a year, but I like to see them soften Phyllis up a bit, to see her humor and tender side as well as her tough as nails side. Right now she is coming across a bit too hard—need to give her some other material to work with to see her range of acting, not just angry Phyllis. Hopefully now the whole Sharon thing is out… Read more »

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Yes, just as Norman was off his meds, mother was off her rocker! lol

Timmm
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Timmm

Jack needs to man up and go after the Newmans once and for all. He has been portrayed so weak this past couple years. He always has that aw shucks, damned that Edide Haskell look!

Kim Huck
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Kim Huck

Team Sharon!

Darren
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Darren

Wow Gina Tagnoni and Sharon Case what can you say, great acting and both of them deserve emmys for there work. I love Gina Tagnoni as the new Phyllis, she fits right in.

kalamaty
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kalamaty

It was very bittersweet for me to see all of this unraveling. Michelle Stafford was one of my very favorite actresses on my favorite show and when I heard the part of Phyllis was being recast my heart sank. I so looked forward to her scenes each and every day. That being said, I think Tognoni is doing a respectable job, although I’m not completely sold on her yet. I’m hoping I warm up to this new take on Phyllis, but her diminutive stature isn’t really helping much. Stafford was such an imposing force, not just in her acting ability,… Read more »

Sue
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Sue

Gina doing an ok job as Phyllis, just don’t like how she plays her, she is more evil than Stafford..don’t like anybody beating up on Sharon!! That includes Nick, he said he would stand by Sharon no matter what!! Writers you better get your act together..That being said Sharon needs to be rid of the Newmans!!

Harry
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Harry

Sue, more evil that Stafford”s Phyllis? Do you not recall Phyllis running over Cricket and Paul?
Gina is doing a great job. I think she is a much better, more nuanced actress that Michelle is who always acted the same no matter what the scene. Her stature is not a problem–there’s only small actors in their presence. Susan Lucci is only five feet tall but was a force of nature because of her attitude.
Sharon Case is also an amazingly good actress and my heart broke for her character as well as it did for Jack.

Timmm
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Timmm

Sharon Case is amazing!

k/kay
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k/kay

SC is always overlooked she was great in those scenes no scenery chewing nope my girl leaves the scenery the way it was when she got there. No teeth marks!

Jo Saponare
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Jo Saponare

Bravo, it did indeed work and Gina is doing a fabulous job as Phyllis. She’s nailing her mannerisms, walk, etc. It’s time for Sharon to pay – it’s way beyond time for us to FINALLY get this lie out.

Mo
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Mo

Haven’t seen today’s ep yet.

The “flashback” scenes didn’t work too well. Did like the new scenes. I hope Nick can forgive. I do feel bad for Jack though. As wel as his family. Abby will probably need need therapy to get straight how Summer is related to her now.

Bill
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Bill

Best was Victor’s expression at the bottom of the stairwell. The classic moustache smirk as he’s the only one there besides the girls that knows exactly what went down!

Timmm
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Timmm

Victor is the best!

Alan
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Alan

I’ve never bought this whole “case of the bi-polars” diagnosis to explain away poor story choices because now it’s just a license for Sharon to get away with every awful thing she does. What could have been an educational story about a very real mental illness has instead been reduced to an all purpose “get out of jail free” card: Burn down the Newman ranch? I gots the bi-polars. Alter DNA results? I didn’t take my bi-polar meds. Knock a recast down the stairs? You guessed it. I know that ultimately Nick will forgive Sharon (her bi-polars flaired up, y’all)… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Yeah, that was my problem, why would Sharon EVER get in the car with a nut bag who tried to kill Christine and Paul before. Plus, Sharon had the right idea to call Nick before hand and the dastardly red head talked her out of it in 10 seconds!

Debster
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Debster

I guess Alan your selective amnesia is kicking in. Victor, Phyllis, Adam, Chelsea and Nicki have done worst things than Sharon did. Nick is not blameless, he could have had the retesting done years ago. But I get it, you are a MS/Phyllis fan and btw, she did the same thing Sharon did when she lied about Danny being Daniel’s father, but hers was not due to her being ill. Sharon did not “knock” Phyllis down the stairs . They were struggling and she fell. Just like when Phyllis and Dru were struggling and Dru fell off the cliff. Did… Read more »

Alan
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Alan

Yes, many of the characters on this show have done horrible things but it’s the soaps and few if any have had to really pay for their sins. Hell, Nikki seems to have made accidentally killing someone a past-time — her father Nick, Bobby Marsino’s little brother, Diane Jenkins (although she did have an assist from Deacon Sharpe delivering the final blow in that last example). What I take offense to and find completely unbelievable is the writers taking a very real mental illness and using it as an all-purpose excuse to get themselves out of the corner they’ve written… Read more »

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Phyllis is an awful person. She has no redeeming qualities. Playing the victim doesn’t sit well with me – she ran over two people with her car and barely got hollered at.

Sue
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Sue

Maybe Christine can put Phyllis in her place, although she tried didn’t work, the only person that do it is Dru and they won’t bring her back!!

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Dude…gimme a break already!!!!! Sharon is A-W-F-U-L herself…HELLO!!!!! Let me see: (1) Sharon KISSED that crotchety old DRAGON Victor…G-R-O-S-S!!!!! (2) Sharon S-L-E-P-T with Victor…MORE GROSS-NESS!!!!! (3) Sharon MARRIED Victor…GROSSEST THING E-V-E-R!!!!! (4) Sharon TAMPERED WITH AND CHANGED those DNA results in order to hang on to that drooling DUNDERHEAD Nick. (5) Sharon really CROSSED THE LINE when she burned down the (REAL AND ORIGINAL!!!!!) Newman Ranch!!!!! BTW, that remodeled Newman Ranch is an EMBARRASSMENT!!!!! Beyond pathetic. Bottom Line Here: Sharon playing T-H-E V-I-C-T-I-M DOES NOT sit well with me…SO THERE!!!!!!!!!

k/kay
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k/kay

@jaybird yes and I hated the destruction of this character but I still hope someday we will redeem my girl. JFP wanted to get rid of the Newman Ranch set and replace it with a Sears set! So good old Sharon got to burn it!

Harry
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Harry

Jay, Sharon’s character was destroyed in order to prop up Phyllis. Suddenly, the once manipulative, evil, insane Phyllis was the good girl while Sharon took over as the manipulative, evil insane girl.
It looks like the tide has turned again.

Debster
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Debster

Jay and Victor is so innocent right.? He’s done worse.

su0000
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su0000

Nick might or will forgive Sharon, he is badly ….. whipped..
But-
Victor, Summer, Jack, Phyllis, Abby and others will not forgive Sharon..
She near destroyed Summer and two families .. wow!
Imagine what the two families will go through..
Sharon will be hated by many, for sure..
It’s just not about Nick..

Debster
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Debster

Didn’t Chelsea lie about Dylan being her baby’s dad instead of Adam? No one hated her for that, did they? Victor, Phyllis. Chelsea, Adam, Nicki, Jill, Michael, Gloria and Kevin have all done worse things than Sharon did and they are loved, so why would Sharon be hated? The only ones who will hate her are the ones who already do, including you and the rest of Phyllis’ fans. Jack will forgive her.

Jared
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Jared

Y&R’s casting department has been doing a VERY good job lately. I was distraught when my beloved Michelle Stafford left daytime’s titan Y&R for a show beneath her talents. However, Gina Tognoni is knocking it out of the park. The year-long hiatus from Phyllis has lessened the typical jarring effect of a recast, but I imagine GT could have taken over the role even sooner and made it hers. Now, I’m sure Ms. Ordway and Mr. Jenkins are delightful wonderful individuals, but can we fix the Abby and Billy recasts stat please? Let’s get Mr. Tom back where he belongs,… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Three strikes Jared! Sorry to disagree but Gina is a bust, Melisa is way better than the other Abby and Burgess is better than David Thom, hands down!

Harry
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Harry

I agree, Jared. Gina is fabulous. I am one of the few who think Stafford is vastly overrated and she chews up the scenery like a ravenous, rabid dog.
Gina is the better actress of the two and I don’t miss Stafford one bit. And I agree with you about David Tom too–he WAS Billy Abbott.

mollie
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mollie

I think Nick will ultimately forgive Sharon, BUT he will NOT remarry her and reunite their family.

Nanci
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Nanci

I agree. Don’t know how he could ever
feel the same about her, have trust in her
after this. It is just too big.

mollie
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mollie

Sharon tried to do her ‘splainin today. Same ole, same ole. I keep waiting for her to drop the ultimate guilt line to Nick…”You said nothing would keep us apart. You said there was no ‘secret’ big enough that mattered…”

Well, this act of betrayal was beyond Nick’s imagination. And, he is not going to forgive , if ever, for a long, long , long time. Sorry Faith!

k/kay
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k/kay

Yeah Nick the brain thrust who cheated on her years ago with grace when Noah was a baby and he thought it was Sharon. The character of Nick is such a big stupid jock that we forget his brains would not fill a thimble. I wanted them back together for nostalgic reasons now I just want Sharon out of the Newman nightmare. And hey old Victor fed any rats lately to a spouses lover?

Barbara
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Barbara

I’m so sick of everyone forgiving Phyllis & Victor for all the terrible things they have done, but Sharon who has a mental illness & lost her memory after the shock treatment is not forgiven. Sharon did not push Phyllis down those stairs. It was an accident. I am going to be so disappointed if the writers put Nick & Phyllis back together. I do feel sorry for Jack though.

mollie
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mollie

i agree that Sharon did not purposely push Phyllis down the stairs. It was an accident, but the circumstance were kinda due to Sharon’s actions, stopping Phyllis from talking to Jack and Nick etc…so, Sharon is in the cross hairs anyway.

Debster
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Debster

Thank you.

Nanci
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Nanci

I feel sorry for Faith in all of this, too…
but so glad this secret is finally out!
The scenes have been great.

mollie
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mollie

I feel sorry for Faith, too. No wonder soap kids are so screwed up when they age!! LOL

Jonathan
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Jonathan

Next up- when will Phyllis find out about Kelly?

Timmm
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Timmm

Hopefully she’ll catch them in bed! BTW, have you noticed Kelly’s hair is more red than Phyllis’s!

Elite Advisors
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Elite Advisors

I really don’t like Kelly at all…. or at least I don’t like her with Jack!

Timmm
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Timmm

No relevance whatsoever since it was Gina on those steps instead of Michelle!

Engrady Pind
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Engrady Pind

Gina T has really brought it as Phyllis, but that does NOT mean I care for of approve of Phyllis in any way. Phyllis is a malicious bitch with control issues who isn’t nearly good enough for Jack Abbott. I liked her better in a coma. Who is going to form a line to take her down?

Nikki
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Nikki

I am so sick & tired of E.B. being right and boosting about it. That man makes my skin crawl. That whole damn family stinks and I would love just once to see Sharon call them out on it. Victoria has been married how many times? doesn’t even know who the baby father is. Nikki’s a drunk and a past stripper and Nick the P—k has had so many affairs on Sharon it makes me ill. Even when they lost Cassie that idiot turned to Phyllis. Now he’s sticking his nose down at her REALLY!! She wanted to remember, you… Read more »

Debster
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Debster

Well said Nikki. Adam was the best at telling them about themselves. When Victor told Mariah that Faith’s paternity was investigated years ago because of Sharon’s behavior, implying sleeping with different men, I was like, isn’t your precious daughter in the same predicament? Victoria should not be casting stones at Sharon. I can’t stand that bunch of malicious malignant frauds, the whole clan. I’ll take the Abbots any day over those Newmans.

Nikki
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Nikki

Just thinking… Victor did not have enough time to get another DNA, so maybe he used the one he had from Faith’s DNA. Jack said he was going to get another one just to make sure wouldn’t it be something if Summer turns out to be Jack’s after all and although Phyllis did hear Sharon talking in the graveyard to Cassie, she only imagined that she changed it! I for one would love to see old Vic’s face and all the other little Newman’s look then and Sharon could then kick him (Nick) to the curb.

su0000
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su0000

Nikki,
have you been watching?
I FF most of Y&R and I still saw Victor go to Sweden where he paid big dollars to get the DNA test done by a Doctor/whomever, who gave Victor 100% speed and privacy..
Money buys fast DNA tests.. 🙂

also.. Victor was in Sweden, for a number of days, waiting for the test results..

Nikki
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Nikki

You’r right but he took the hair brush that belonged to Summer and a cocktail glass with Nick’s finger prints on it. The test came back that Nick was Faith’s father which was Summer’s hairbrush but Faith had been using it and had it in her back pack. (Now remember this is a soap-opera) so is it possible that he tested Faith’s hair with Nick’s finger prints? Don’t you think Summer looks more like an Abbott with the blond hair?

k/kay
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k/kay

Here’s what happened to poor little Summer this last year. She got two fancy cars, two huge trust funds, got a brand new fancy apartment and a felony husband to boot never had to work for a living got to manipulate two daddy’s what one would not do the other would. She also got to run around town whining and complaining and everyone jumping thru hoops to please her. Yep that poor. Little Summer sure had a tough stressful year. Sorry Summer signed evil Sharon!!! 🙂

Nikki
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Nikki

Don’t know who ya are lady but I love ya. Couldn’t put it better myself except to say now that the truth is out maybe poor little Summer will need a very long vacation and leave town for awhile. A long while (a year would be nice)

k/kay
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k/kay

Thanks Nikki just had to put some humor into this storyline so tired of watching this brat for a year and her nonsense. I have a family member who has bi-polar and it is not even coming close to the sadness this illness is. It is a revolving door just when they start feeling better they go off their meds and we deal with it again it is basically the modern day as I will say term for actual schizophrenic behavior.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

k/kay…Y-E-S…THANK YOU!!!!! But…now that Sharon’s secret is O-U-T in the open, I have a feeling that this will give that WHINY AND SNIVELING Summer something else to cry about. So therefore, uh-oh…more WAH WAH WAH WATERWORKS aka Summer are on the way…LOL!!!!! Dumb as hell.

Take care, k/kay. Peace.

Izabel
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Izabel

HAHAHAA…. Thank you. Sry but I have HATED summer since day 1. Ugh, I cringe with her and austin and she truly is a spoiled lacklustre chracter and extremely annoying. I wish HK can go to some other soap or disney thing and write off her role.

Jared
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Jared

Phyllis may be an awful person with a treacherous past, but she’s interesting. Boring is the biggest sin in daytime drama. I certainly hope I’m not the only one way back then who was rooting for Phyllis to squash “the bug”. hehe

Dino hot gay smooth stud
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Dino hot gay smooth stud

I hope Phyllis beats the hell of Christine, slash cricket the bug lol. I love Gina Tagnoni she is doing a terrific job as the new Phyllis. I also want to see a cat fight between Sharon and Phyllis.

Barbara
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Barbara

I agree with every word, Nikki. Well put!

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Everyone in this storyline has brought their A game! I’m a fan of both Sharon and Phyllis. Keep rockin’ it Y&R!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Timmm

Heyyyy, Timmm. I must agree with you. As much as I abhor Victor, Y&R would be lost without him or the Abbots. These two families are the focal point…they create tension, aversion, diversion, suspense, disgust, passion, love, and all the ingredients due to create some of the most tumultuous plots we have seen through Y&R’s existence….later.

Izabel
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Izabel

WOW. So many things lately on ynr. Loving Gina as phyllis.. She nails all the parts. Team sharon in this case though. Nick turned asshle like completley overnight. Its called an illness for a reason and he knew goingg into the reelationship how things were. The writers need to make everyone more compassionate I’m sry. And phyllis needs to stop with the ignorant name calling. Also, summer is a grown woman and its not like she was taken from birth and never had love pllz she’s lucly. Just poor jack….. I hope sharon gets validation it was basically a mistake… Read more »

Karlie
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Karlie

Hating GT as Phyllis because she comes across as sub-human. Hard as flint and vicious. I couldn’t take the years of The Phyllis Show with Michelle Stafford in the role, and I’m not about to keep watching to see a redux with Gina Tognoni now in the role. I’ll pass on watching if that’s what’s coming. Phyllis should have just died in that coma as I saw everyone moving on just fine with her gone. As for the flashback scenes, no I don’t think they worked. I am incensed at how stupid the writers think we are that we would… Read more »

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Rogers also came to the defense of Ramsey and shared: “Don’t be too hard on Wes Ramsey. He’s got himself into a horrible storyline, and the storyline is the fault of the show. What they’ve literally done is they’ve painted themselves into a corner, and they don’t know how to get out of it.”

Currently, Peter’s story is front and center on GH with his wedding to Maxie (Kirsten Storms), and the fallout from all of the character’s dirty deeds.

Now Ramsey took to his Instagram account to address what transpired and his thoughts on the perils of social media, professionalism and acting, expressing: “Actors are storytellers, shapeshifters, chameleons. We’re also in the business of cultivating trust bc that’s how the best work is brought to life. We have to trust our imaginations, our instincts. We have to trust our fellow actors, because without them, there’s no scene to play. In the collaborative efforts of bringing any show to life, we also have to trust our directors each day to steer the arch of our story (like a conductor with a symphony) & trust our writers who are tasked with composing the symphonies we play out. I came up in a world of classical theater, where trusting the play, text, story is essential to the tightrope balancing act of making magic.  You will never hear me critique (on any public platform) the people responsible for the creative opportunities I enjoy each day. Without the trust of my writers, directors, producers & fellow actors, it would be impossible to live out my dreams. My job (& my only job) is to bring fearlessness, playfulness & passionate conviction to what has been created for me. My aim is to stretch myself (beyond the limits of where I think my boundaries may lye) each time I’m entrusted with material that allows those boundaries to be tested.

 

Every actor must believe they are the right person for their part or they will never achieve their potential, let alone surpass it. I was raised a gentleman & have two wonderful parents to thank for that, however, my polite personality (while rendering me easy to get along with on set) should have little bearing on my caliber of performance nor my castability as a professional.  I am leery of the pitfalls of social media & believe there are advantages to maintaining some mystery (even as a public figure) but I will always defend & protect what I hold dear (my job & my career) when they are publicly challenged, especially by those closest to me, whom I love & respect. Please know I bear no ill will. As a society, we are all still learning the full ramifications of living in an internet dominated culture. To all my many fans out there who offer encouragement & support, I hear you & am grateful for you. I’m having a blast… 🙂. Onward we go.”

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