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TODAY: Y&R Hits The Reset Button As Scripts Under New Head Writer Sally Sussman Begin to Air!

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It’s a big day in Genoa City, folks. That’s because on the Wednesday, December 7th of the top-rated soap, The Young and the Restless, viewers will get their first taste of the new writing regime scripts under new head writer Sally Sussman and executive story consultant, Kay Alden.

Of course, as fans of the iconic series know, Sussman and Alden have both previously written at Y&R at different points in their distinguished soap careers.  Viewers have hight hopes and expectations that under Sussman the show may return to some of its classic storytelling roots, feature those characters who should be the main focus and thrust of the show, and offer some compelling twists and intriguing romantic entanglements.

First up today, Sussman and team offer up a return to the famous Abbott dining room table where the children have their breakfast, with loving memory to the late patriach John Abbott (Jerry Douglas). In addition, looks like Jill (Jess Walton) and Billy (Jason Thompson) have a chat about Jack, as Billy and Jack’s (Peter Bergman) fractured brotherly relationship is spotlighted in the preview clip posted by the CBS Daytime series.  Be on the lookout for some Michael (Christian LeBlanc) and Lauren (Tracey E. Bregman) moments too that the show has been lacking for some time in featuring this longstanding duo, and more with the fallout from Victoria (Amelia Heinle) and Travis’ (Michael Roark) break-up.  Plus, Nick (Joshua Morrow) is in the thick of things as well!

Watch the teaser for today’s Y&R after the jump.  Then, let us know you if you are excited to see what Sussman and company have in store for you!

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Bart
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Bart

I’ve already seen today’s US episode and it was very good!!

May Pratt & Phelps become a very faint memory – they never, ever should have been allowed near this show!!

toscanti
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toscanti

Well Said!

HollieS
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HollieS

I agree! Can not wait for the new shows.
Now, can we get new writers for B&B????

Helen
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Helen

Good episode today, agree. Get rid of Hilary and stitch. They are boring.

Dylan
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Dylan

It is indeed telling when a new writing regime can make that much difference in one day! Suddenly…people sounded and acted like real people again. There were many nods to the past that were subtle and relatable…not forced or heavy handed. There was reminiscing….banter…light hearted humour and character driven moments. There were no fires or murders or plane crashes or stunts….just a clear episode on what we can expect in the near future. There was no real plot velocity…which was a nice change of pace. It didnt feel like every single scene and every line of dialogue was a plot… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

I liked the long camera angle of Victor and Nikki, starting a new scene where they showed a picture on the table of Kay and Nikki.

Addison
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Addison

Dylan, I could not have said it better myself. And I forgot about Phillip–good point.
I wish GH’s EP and head writers would take a page from Y&R. This is how you do it.

Addison
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Addison

PS. Dylan, I also would not mind if they reignited the Sharon vs Phyllis dynamic.
But can the new writers please write in a story line in which Nicholas breaks down and washes his hair?

Dylan
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Dylan

Sally Sussman is a freakin miracle worker!!! Day Two of her work and this show is suddenly classic soap!!!! It is unreal! It is like someone opened the door and Windows and let a huge breath of fresh air in!!!! Chuck Pratt’s entire tenure just felt grim…and dark…and depressing mired in misery and tragedy. The past two days have not had any noticeable plot development ……even though it is in the subtext…..and that is fine!!!! That is what soaps in their heyday were! Glimpses into other peoples fi tional lives and becoming emotionally invested in them. Gone are the psychos… Read more »

Addison
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Addison

Loving your posts, Dylan. Do you write for a living? Day three was also amazingly good. Mariah is a young character and possibly one of my favorite soap characters in the last 10 years or so. I credit Camryn Grimes for this because despite the dreary, plot driven stories she was given, she managed to rise above it all and make the part she was playing interesting. Today, we saw a naturally gifted young actress merge with some terrific writing. She cracked me up when she told Devane that she could not host GC Buzz because her call name is… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

“…Day Two of her work and this show is suddenly classic soap”

of course, it is

undeniably

catch

Dylan
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Dylan

Thanks Addison! I do earn part time income from writing…although I would like it to be more! Day 3 was awesome…and included the Line of the Year delivered by Steve Burton. Paul was reminding his son that he had now lost two sons he thought were his…and Dylan said “That makes me look like a real genius.” I laughed out loud! That line was LOADED!!! It was redemption for a departing character who had finally grown a brain cell. It was also Sussman saying “We are not going to tell repetitive ridiculous stories about dead babies! That crap is finished!”… Read more »

Addison
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Addison

Yes, Dylan (suddenly I am that teacher talking to that one student). I knew you wrote for a living as your narrative flow is seamless and on point. HA! I also laughed when Dylan said,”That makes me a genius.” It was hard to not think that was the not a case of authorial intrusion. I also see chemistry between Mariah and Devon. And yes, suddenly, Devon has become alive. I have been misspelling his name as of late because for so long I have been calling him deYawn. Who would have thunk that two days of writing for Devon would… Read more »

Dylan
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Dylan

I have been an almost lifelong watcher of this show. All through the Bill Bell years. Maybe it is because I was quite young…I never “got” Bill’s Y & R. It just seemed slow a d stodgy and old fashioned to me. I could certainly appreciate his writing and his creations and his legacy (I was a weird kid….I started buying Soap Opera Digest faithfully at age q2…LOL) but I was not a major fan of the show. I really enjoyed when he passed the torch to Kay Alden. I found her writing less formal, less old fashioned and more… Read more »

Sammie Jo
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Sammie Jo

I had forgotten that this was the day of regime change but I instantly noticed the difference in a good way.
I was glad to actually SEE Mrs Martinez, it would be nice if she became part of the family like Mamie was.

Dylan
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Dylan

I am SO into what Sally Sussman did!! She restored classic soap while giving a BIG fu to the previous regime!

toscanti
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toscanti

I can’t hardly wait to see today’s episode. I’ve been waiting several year’s for this!

Mo
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Mo

Looking forward to it.

I can’t wait for Gloria’s return!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Saw the episode yesterday here in Canada– it was very character centered, with characters actually having real conversations– it is like all the characters took a chill pill and are acting more like their real selves — even Victor comes across as human again– looking forward to seeing other characters redeemed– lets just hope ratings go up, because after years of fans asking for the return to Bell style of storytelling, if they start complaining the show is too slow, stories too long etc– I will scream.

k/kay
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k/kay

The older viewers will not she has already made JT/Billy more believeable not arrogant I am excited I think JT can make Bill his own

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

Finally my girl Lauren is going to be given big story—she should have always had that since she is the most beautiful lady on soaps. Only one other lady comes close to her and that would be Lauren’s arch nemesis Sheila played by Kimberlin Brown. Under this new writing team, I would like some closure to the Lauren/Sheila rivalry because I never was comfortable with how it supposedly ended all those years ago with Lauren bursting into the room where sheila was and just shooting her. That was too easy after all the years of hatred they had for each… Read more »

Joel
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Joel

I agree. Would love nothing more than to see Kimberlin one more time as Sheila but not out for revenge, perhaps coming to make amends, maybe having a terminal illness.

Addison
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Addison

Love Lauren and happy she’s back.
But it would be too soon if I ever laid eyes on Shelia Carter again.

Dylan
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Dylan

The Sheila Ship has Shailed. Lol.

Sammie Jo
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Sammie Jo

I don’t EVER want to see sheila again, they overdid that character 4 times too many.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Am watching right now! The Abbotts at the dining room table is almost too much! And Tracy is there! Y&R is on its way back, I just know it. As sure as there is a Santa Claus!

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Adding… I caught the photo of Nikki and Kay in the shot during a scene between Nikki and Nick. Those touches mean something in a daytime drama with a long history. I am really pleased with Day One of the Sussman writing period. I hate to see Dylan go, but I understand why he would leave Genoa City. The glances in the window on a winter’s day were lovely. And again, Tracy!!! Soaps are awesome when they smartly use supporting characters like Tracy in smart ways. I wonder if Gina’s is still open. The Colonnade Room for New Year’s?

Sammie Jo
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Sammie Jo

Gina’s burned down, I don’t know what happened to the Colonnade room but I’d like to see it come back.

Timmm
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Timmm

And Tracy stole those scenes. She ripped Jackie boy a new one!

Sammie Jo
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Sammie Jo

Jackie boy needs to be ripped, he’s being a total jerk seeing as how he was boinking Jill while she was married to his father.

Addison
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Addison

True, Sammie Jo, but it took some time for John to forgive Jack. Traci is expecting Jack to forgive Billy way too soon.

Shelly
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Shelly

I agree with Addison….Forgiveness takes time, and if I remember correctly, it took John YEARS to get over what Jack did to him and finally forgive him. Yet, Traci acts like what Billy did was no big deal, and that Jack should just forgive his brother overnight, and that’s not how it works.

Daisy Day
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Daisy Day

I’ve been enjoying the show since I began watching when Ms. Phelps returned. I followed the actors from Hollywood Heights that Ms. Phelps signed on. I hope they don’t screw up by not reuniting Sharon and Nick, and Victoria and Billy, and Mariah and Kev, and Phyllis and Jack.
Please don’t recast Adam – maybe Justin will return.

Mo
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Mo

Justin is not returning. He is a big star in primetime. I know it’s hard to face–I loved Justin as Adam, but he’s not coming back. That said, I think they should recast the role of Adam. Adam is too delicious a character not to.

Timmm
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Timmm

I agree, Hartley is a star! Maybe Muhney could return now. I heard Braeden doesnt like him and its Eric’s show.

Meg Reddekopp
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Meg Reddekopp

MM IS ADAM ,JH WAS THE WATERED DOWN VERSION ,WHEN I SEE JH AS KEVIN ON THIS IS US I HAVE TO LAUGH AT THE THOUGHT OF HIM AS ADAM ,Y&R NEEDS MICHAEL MUHNEY .DON’T GIVE A DAM WHAT ERIC THINKS ,EXCEPT FOR SALLY NOT BRINGING ADAM BACK AND THAT HYPOCRITE NICK NOT BEING TOLD THAT THE BABY IS NOT HIS ,I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO WHAT SALLY IS GOING TO DO, ESPECIALLY IF SHE FIXES WHATS BEEN DONE TO MY FAV SHARON.

Sammie Jo
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Sammie Jo

MM is not coming back either and EB has nothing to do with it.
Since he got fired for sexual harrassment, if they brought him back now, they would be open to a huge wrongful termination suit.
Just stack him up with Victoria Rowell and Brenda Dickson in the never to return pile and leave them there.

k/kay
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k/kay

Let’s all move on and quit speculating what happened MM made Adam his own JH was good but a different version time to move on No recast! In three episodes they have made with some compassion again Ashley and he reconnected they were once a hot love affair and I would love if she could restore again the love he had for Sharon as his daughter in law before MAB destroyed that. The day he says my sweetheart I will know we have our Victor back

Timmm
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Timmm

The way they open Wednesday’s show with the Abbotts at the breakfast table, John should have been sitting there talking to his kids like NOTHING ever happened to him. NO one says anything other than good morning and Dad, our you going to the office today? Fans will forgive his senseless death and be opened to a real reboot!

k/kay
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k/kay

i had a sstory n my mid years ago that Dina kid napped him because she did not want Gloria to pull the plug and has had him in hiding! Stupid I know but I do miss him we can’t get Katherine back because of JCs death but Jerry Douglas should have never been written off miss him terribly

Rosie
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Rosie

yes about time to see some good scripts again and the older actors back.. LOVED seeing Tracy, hope she is here to stay. PLEASE bring ALL the actors back, get this soap back on track and enjoyable to watch again

Patrick
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Patrick

Salute to all the Y&R fans. way to go Young and Sussman

k/kay
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k/kay

Nicely done but I am being patient it will take some time be happy when we start seeing the character development back . Hopeful!

Karen
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Karen

Perfection !

JK
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JK

LOVE THE SHOW SO REALLY HOPE IT GETS BETTER!!

kevin
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kevin

I LONGED for this day..Like I said in a previous post, I haven’t been this excited about Y&R in 10 years…Return to the GLORY DAYS of The Young and the Restless…Thanks so much to Sally and Kay for returning this show to what it should be. I have yet to watch today’s episode and cannot wait to watch.

su0000
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su0000

I like Pratt.. I was really liking Y&R this past year.. I feel the ” classic storytelling roots” will be lame lol Seems to me– most are too excited and built up that Y&R will be overly awesome under Sally Sussman . It will be a hard fall and big groan when it goes wrong. I feel it will. Going back with old writers is not a good thing, they will simply drag out their old scripts.. Why can’t there ever be new and different writers with new and different imaginations, that would be great.. Anyways— I’m hopeful Sally Sussman… Read more »

davlestev1
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davlestev1

SMH

Tucker
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Tucker

Are you this much a downer in real life as you are in cyberspace??

Addison
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Addison

Suooo, when are you going to realize that age is a state of mind? I know twenty somethings who act like they’re eight somethings, and I know eighty somethings who act like they’re twenty somethings. The young folks thought Bernie was cool with all his progressive ideas–they didn’t see just some seventy-four year old man. Bernie Sanders is a good example of a man of a certain age who still managed to appeal to the younger set. Sally Sussman may be going back to the core families and will be writing character driven stories, but she has also said in… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

hi Addison.. when it comes to writing age is a big deal.. New young writers have very different ideals than seniors. They live different lives than seniors. there are of the tech gen and they would most assuredly write for the 21st century media.. I am not obsessed with youth, that is rather strong wording.. I am younger then most of the fans and I see very little of the 21st century/era I live in… but then again that may be the charm of it all.. soaps will die if they don’t move forward into the now. And many of… Read more »

Addison
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Addison

Suoo, I have really grown to like and respect you so I guess I am just going to have to happily agree to disagree with you on this subject.
I do think you are going to be happily surprised with these new writers.
And maybe just maybe, you can say, “I was wr……..wrrrrrrr…….wrrrroooooonnnn
….okay, I was WRONG!”

cheryl
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cheryl

Can you stop making Sharon the bad guy all the time give her a break.

Meg Reddekopp
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Meg Reddekopp

SALLY SAID SHE IS .SHE SAID SHARON WILL HAVE NEW GOALS THAT WILL SURPRISE GC. AND WILL MEET A NEW PERSON THROUGH THIS, I’M HOPING IT IS THE CHILD THEY’RE LOOKING TO CAST ,

Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

It has to be better, anything is an upgrade from Phelps and Pratt. Looking forward to seeing it.

Sheila
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Sheila

Yes Cheryl, I agree with you. Sharon is always the bad girl and it needs to stop.

Meg Reddekopp
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Meg Reddekopp

YES IT DOES!

Yvonne
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Yvonne

Thank goodness. Now bring back Michael Muhney. Last Victor have a besom tumor or some kind of brain poisoning that would explain all his horrid behavior over the past years. Restore his love and compassion for Sharon. Stop making Sharon the brunt of everyone’s hatred

Meg Reddekopp
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Meg Reddekopp

totally agree!

Addison
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Addison

Even had I not known that two talented former writers’ scripts would be airing today, I would have known just from watching today’s show.
In one episode we had 1. The Abbott family reinstated with the patriarch’s spirit of John Abbott presiding. 2. The Newman’s collective spirit began to thaw and 3. That horrid, idiotic child custody/visitation story was wrapped up off screen and thrown out with yesterday’s news.
Today, Y&R got its heart back.

Yvonne
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Yvonne

Stop making everyone a hypocrite. Nick withheld Summer’s paternity results for 20 years. Nikki Dylan being her son. And Victor has withheld dozens of secrets including the one that this baby isn’t Nick’s. Chelsea is guilty of that too. So stop having all those puddle dump on Sharon and restore Shsron

Mek
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Mek

I TOTALLY AGREE! EVERYBODY IS SO HYPOCRITICAL AND ACT IS IF SHARON IS THE ONLY ONE THAT HAS EVER DONE ANYTHING…THE ENTIRE NEWMAN FAMILY SHOULD TAKE A LONG LOOK IN THE MIRROR!

Yvonne
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Yvonne

Absolutely!

Meg Reddekopp
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Meg Reddekopp

yes,,the NEWMAN ‘S NEED TO LOOK AT THEMSELVES ,ICK NEEDS TO OWN IT WAS B/C OF WHAT HE DID TO SANDY ,SHARON WAS PUT INTO THIS SITUATION,

Alan
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Alan

I don’t understand all the Nick “hate” here. Nick is not responsible for what Dr. Anderson did to Sharon — Sharon is. If she hadn’t chosen to hide her miscarriage and let Dylan think she was pregnant Dr. Anderson wouldn’t have been able to carry out her scheme. As for the Newmans, yes they have done some bad things but there is no excuse for Sharon keeping Christian once she learned his real identity. This whole “we raised him for the first year of his life so we’re owed visitation and a role in Christian’s life” crap is ridiculous. If… Read more »

Sammie Jo
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Sammie Jo

Chelsea is honoring Adam’s wishes, he never wanted Nick to find out that Christian was his and not Nick’s.

Sharon didn’t share Faith with Ashley either, and Ashley didn’t take Sharon to court for visitation.

JK
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JK

IT REALLY DID HIT THE RESET BUTTON……WONDERFUL SHOW TODAY!!!

Melissa, Darling
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Melissa, Darling

Loved it! If viewers were hoping for a return to “family”, they got it. I hope the new writers continues to utilize true supporting characters like Mrs. Martinez. Nods to nostalgia (John Abbott) are always welcome, too. I’m encouraged!

Al0792
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Al0792

What a terrific episode. What a difference a day makes.

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

Excellent show. Felt like a completely different program. Families, drama, emotional stakes, what soap operas should be.

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

Sounds like a great start.

Lou piikes
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Lou piikes

I was in cloud 9 today. Y&R was itself again for the first time in over 10 years.

diane
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diane

I cried for the first time in a long time watching the throw back with the Abbotts. Also was glued to the tv while Tracey was telling Jack off..lol

toscanti
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toscanti

I’m not emotional, the Abbott breakfast and tribute to John Abbott brought tears of joy and relief to my eyes. Such a WONDERFUL episode!

Timmm
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Timmm

Tracy was great!

diane
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diane

I totally agree!!! On facebook people were talking about what went on in the show, instead of complaining about the bad writing. That is a good sigh!!

Helen
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Helen

Had tears in my eyes as well …

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

I loved the way Tracey went after Jack as well. I guess she isn’t the shy insecure litte girl of the past anymore

diane
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diane

She doesn’t get upset very often. I think this was one of those times that in real life she would have let him have it and she did!!! I had to stop what I was doing to watch what was going on. Can’t remember the last time that happened..lol

Addison
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Addison

Love Traci so much and it’s impressive how Beth can just jump back into the role after a long absence with nary a mis step.
That said, I think Traci is being unrealistic in expecting Jack just to suddenly forgive Billy on the heels of the great reveal (his brother having had an an affair with his wife).
Traci acts like Billy just took out Jack’s Corvette for a spin and dented it.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Let me start by saying I was not someone who was against Charles Pratt’s regime at The Young and the Restless. Yes, he might’ve had some rough spots in his regime, but every single regime has their bumps. Not everyone is perfect. And while I did not see there a need to change the writing regime, I am very happy for Pratt’s new venture back into primetime, which I am sure is where he wanted to be in today’s television medium. Upon hearing of Pratt’s impending exit, I did wish for brand-new blood to be hired at this soap; perhaps… Read more »

Meg Reddekopp
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Meg Reddekopp

I LOVED WHAT SALLY HAD TO SAY. I HATE WHAT THOSE HACK’S DID TO SHARON.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

“Hacks” they are not. If they were, I doubt they’d continue to gain positions in television. And Sharon is far from the all-high and mighty soap character. People need to stop making her seem “untouchable” and all “saint” like.

kevin
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kevin

Just finished watching Dec 7th episode, LOVED it…cannot wait for the months ahead to see what transpires.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I guess I am one of the few that didn’t see the show as everyone else dId. First of all I didn’t realize today was Sally’s first day at the helm. When it started, I thought It was a flashback with present day mixed in. My daughter calls and tells me they did some kind of cut and paste job and couldn’t figure out what was going on, all upset that they aren’t showing the courtroom scene we were looking forward to from yesterday. It actually looked like two shows spliced together. I guess things can only get better from… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

It is just old scripts being dusted off… lol The Abotts were sitting at a table grinning at each other, no big deal.. they were sitting at a table. I do not see how that makes some to hail a writer for putting people at a table.. And- the custody/visitation story needs to go to court and not end a whimper. ((that tells me there will be not action/high drama from this writer.. Also- I read her agenda for Y&R and it smelled of old mothball doilies! c’mon.. I just want one soap that is heading in a New direction… Read more »

Addison
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Addison

So, the skillful and seamless camera work in which one scene merged into another confused you? Hmmm…weird. I thought it was gracefully executed. The new head writers did the right thing in wrapping up that horrible, ill conceived child visitation rights off camera. No one needed to see another court scene–even the actors didn’t seem to be into it. Today, Sharon reverted back to being a character with whom one could empathize, she reverted back to being a flawed, yet sympathetic character. The new head writers are on clean up crew and judging by today’s episode, they’re doing a bang… Read more »

Sammie Jo
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Sammie Jo

ITA with you, why show a boring courtroom scene when we all knew how it was going to turn out.
I liked the breakfast scene, they always had that and a lot of things got hashed out over breakfast. I hope to see more of Mrs Martinez, maybe doling out “Mamie style” advice.

dante williams
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dante williams

It will get better I assure you, because I’ve seen these writers at the helm and they not only know the characters inside and out they created over half of them, so I know the show is in great, not good hands, great. The courtroom stuff ended really abruptly but I can tell they have so much more to get to that they had to cut into that. Michael and Lauren finally have story, Gloria returning, that is more than enough for me. I notice when there is a new writer the first episode always looks weird because they have… Read more »

davlestev1
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davlestev1

The immediacy of this first episode was to address the fact there will be no custody battle or further talk thereof..Travis has left GC without so much as a by your leave..festering wounds such as nick and Nikki quickly mended..and the importance of family first..personally I wasn’t looking forward to court child custody scenes..dust yourself off and carry on as they say..keep watching.

Florence
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Florence

Felt the same kept rewinding DVR. Will the change keep y&r on top?

Timmm
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Timmm

Sally probably didnt show the courtroom scenes because ALL of us want to move on from this Sully/Christian debacle! I think we will see more cut and paste just to move on from the crap and start seeing the blue skies again!

Meg Reddekopp
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Meg Reddekopp

GLAD SHE DIDN’T GIVE THE SHATERS WHAT THEY WANTED ,WHICH WAS TO SEE SHARON LOOSE IT.WHEN SHE HEARD THE VERDICT ,

Marie D
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Marie D

Thank goodness there are some people thinking like me. Ive been watching y & r for almost 40 years. I missed a couple of years because I got bored with stories taking so long before some kind of twist came along. Many of family and friends stopped watching and will never come back. I watched December 7 and thought I missed something and needed to figure out what happened. Now I get it. Someone brought the old and (sorry) boring writers back. Bad move! It’s going to get boring again! Why is it so important to rehash old stuff. It’s… Read more »

Addison
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Addison

Who said anything about rehashing old stuff?
Returning to home plate in order to navigate the bases with character driven stories is NOT boring.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

If you’ve been watching that long..I have since week one as a pre teen..my mom and her friends talk of their “stories” pulled me in..then you should be glad for writers who helped move Bill Bells original vision along. Competent writing isn’t “old stuff”..it’s just competent writing. Days of our Lives showed quite clearly off the wall dreary drama never had and never will work. Now you have families..better driven story..and less of a rush to FF the show to the end. Both shows made smart moves and are better for it.

dante williams
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dante williams

I watched the whole show today, mostly, because I cannot stand the idiot smug Nick Newman, he’s been unlikable for years, even worse than Sharon because he’s a hypocrite and was still mad at Nikki after he already won? Until he improves I’m going past all his scenes and Chelsea, unless the writers find a way for those two to wow me. I’m not interested in a Chelsea/Nick thing, too predictable and forced when that needs to take time, but these writers know how to make it organic and character driven, and it looked that way to me today. There… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

John would be so proud of Tracy.

Patrick
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Patrick

“…I cannot stand the idiot smug Nick Newman, he’s been unlikable for years, even worse than Sharon because he’s a hypocrite and was still mad at Nikki after he already won? Until he improves ” BRAVO YES YES and MORE dag, right … Nikki spent the rest of the ep consoling and apologizing whatever… another POST said it perfectly… not verbatim… but… THIS IS THE REASON the Newmans are done lack of maturity – stunted – etc even , (sadly) Victoria is asking her father…. don’t tell me I told you so… can you just be their for me ?… Read more »

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

Dante … I agree!

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

I agree with you James. I have been a fan of the show since the mid eighties, and I am patiently awaiting Lauren’s return. Like I said in a previous post, I look forward to seeing the whole family interacting now that Gloria is coming back as well. The Fisher/Baldwi clan was always my favorite dysfunctional family that blended together beautifully. I’m hoping Gloria’s visit isn’t going to be just a holiday one. As I said before, since they are looking for a singer, now would be the perfect time for Gloria to revamp Gloworm. Why not have Lauren sing… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Daisy and Ryfer were suppossedly her niece and nephew.

Addison
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Addison

Daisy and Ryder were the leaders of The Children of the Corn.

Paul
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Paul

I just watched the first new episode and it’s clear from the start that the show is going back to its roots. With all its flashbacks and voiceovers from the past it reminded me why this has been my favorite soap for close To 30 years! It’s just too bad the show doesn’t have John! And to be honest, bringing him back from the dead I wouldn’t cry fool with whatever scenario! Lol One way the soap could bring back Billy to the fold is to reach into its deep history and with Jill remind Jack that he cheated with… Read more »

Tucker
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Tucker

Yes, killing off John Abbott during the Lynn Marie Latham era was a kick in the ‘nards and still hurts – just watching the pre-credits opening yesterday made me tear up a little as you saw the pictures on the mantle and hearing Jerry Douglas’ voice.

Addison
Guest
Addison

Right, Tucker and Latham killed of John Abbott despite everyone begging her not to. She did it out of spite which is never a good motivating factor for soap opera writing.
Sally Sussman said in an interview that she wanted nothing more than to bring back John Abbott but didn’t know how to do it without revisiting the ridiculous Bobby-in-the-shower plot point.
I think if she figured out a way to do it, viewers would be receptive to John Abbott coming back utilizing their suspension of disbelief powers.

Sammie Jo
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Sammie Jo

Billy reminded Jack of his affair with his stepmother, just made Jack madder. lol Jack’s a hypocrite. I can’t think of anyway they could bring John back without it being unbelievable, but I hope they do think of a way. I’m pretty sure though that ghost John will appear in time for Christmas and tell Jack he’s being a hypocrite and remind him again of his affair with Jill and Jack will forgive Billy. If I was Billy, just to get in Jack’s face, I’d move back into my old room at the Abbott mansion. There is nothing Jack can… Read more »

Paul
Guest
Paul

Sure, Jack is being a hypocrite but remember John basically disowned Jack, fired him and for a good long time jack was living out of a hotel or studio apartment. He was left with nothing. It took a long while (remember Y&R back then moved slowly so a long time was truly long! My take on the Billy story is he shows NO REMORSE and always blames Jack for why Phyllis ended up in his bed MORE THAN ONCE! Billy needs to apologize and beg for forgiveness just like Jack did with John. Jack begged and begged and cried over… Read more »

Florence
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Florence

When will Chloe’s deep secrets come to light, she can’t get away with the Adam fiasco muchlonger

Meg Reddekopp
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Meg Reddekopp

I AGREE I WANT HER CAUGHT .

Mo
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Mo

I wasn’t totally impressed. I didn’t think it was like startling better. Also surprised they didn’t show the courtroom showdown, but in a way glad. Let’s move the story along. But didn’t really seem like story moved that much.

I was a little confused by the opening. I thought, is Jack talking to his ghost dad? Then I see Jack coming down the stairs. Didn’t know what was happening. And Jack doesn’t know when someone comes to his house?

Well, I am optimistic for the future.

Mo
Guest
Mo

I also didn’t like Traci yelling. I was just taken aback by some of the conversation.

Nanci
Guest
Nanci

I love the differences I see already. But yeah, Traci yelling? I think it’s
wrong for her and everyone else to try to shove Jack back into brotherly
love for Billy when the Philly affair was so recently exposed. Jack cant
really even look at Billy without picturing him with his wife, so back off,
jeez. His family may want everything normal again, but Jack is the one
who experienced the betrayal and overall grossness firsthand, not them.

Violet Lemm
Guest
Violet Lemm

When Jack and Ashley got into it about her not being a real Abbott, I thought she just might break down and tell her other sibblings the truth. Its bound to come out some day, but then again Y&R is known for holding on to secrets for years. Its like they save them up , and all of a sudden , wham!

Joe
Guest
Joe

I always wondered if Ashley had any half-brothers and half-sisters she didn’t know about from her dad. And I forgot that Traci had no knowledge about Dina and Brent Davis.

There’s a lot of history on Y&R, and the fact you have the same characters still there, I hope it gets really interesting!

blake
Guest
blake

So glad Pratt and Phelps are gone from Y&R. the new writing team didn’t take any time at all to bring the show back to it’s roots and good storytelling.

Yvonne
Guest
Yvonne

Really liked the first episode with the new writing regime. Hopefully now they will stop Sharon from having that weird scared I’m a nut look in her eyes that the previous writers had her make. Big disservice to the bipolar community. Also I hope they stop the Nikki bashing Sharon scesec…given how much horror Victor has done in the past that she has overlooked she shouldn’t say a word against anyone else.

Violet Lemm
Guest
Violet Lemm

Funny about Nicki. She’s like the little girl, who had a little curl nursery rhime. If she likes or loves someone, shes fine, but if she doesn’t watch out! When she gets that real haughty, snobby look, I just want to smack her. She hasn’t always been Mrs. Got Rocks, and she forgets her humble beginnings. Like today, donating a wedding dress that was probably worth thousands of dollors, when many of us would try to return it, if possible. Nicki is one of a kind, got to give her that.

Patrick
Guest
Patrick

The Abbott KINGDOM returneth that breakfast scene ; welled up and spilled two things. 1. Mamie : “she was a piece of Heaven” 2. dear Ole Dad John : Dads tradition…( when Dina left them) no matter how much Jabot grew… at the start of the day… he sat with his children . it was such a startling contrast… when the next scene showed… just Nikki on her lap top.. and Victor reading the newspaper. ” THIS ” family has become so inconsequential… aside from Victoria. PROP TIME : Jason Thompson. the writers are going to steer his character back.… Read more »

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

It was the first time I bought Jason Thompson as Billy. Which just goes to show that an actor can do everything he can, but if the writing isn’t there it’s pointless. One day with solid writing and I warmed up to Thompson’s portrayal.

damien
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damien

wed epp with john abbott remembered was really special! but..
thursday epp was even better which i didnt think was possible
ash and vic finally share a tender scene which they always shared in the past.. they remembered the baby they had to give up to sharon
lauren and phyllis who are supposedly good friends finally sat together at gcac
nvrmind lauren an michael finally had a story..
vic longed for billy but was tortured
jack and phyliss closing scene was powerful
characters are contemplating and in agony
characters have purpose
characters share history and are tied together
thank you
y n r feels like y n r again
more than hopeful

Samantha
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Samantha

Loved this episode now if only the writers of B&B can make it an hour long show like Y&R

su0000
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su0000

I didn’t watch Y&R in the good ol’ days. So Dec 7th sitting at tables shows was just that sitting at tables haaa! The Abbotts were at table having phony laughing and a scolding while eating a huuuuge breakfast. Nick and Victoria were sitting at table with coffee and talking Vicitora and Billy were having coffee sitting at table talking Nikkki and Victor were sitting at table, Nikki eating Jill and Billy were having coffee sitting at table LOL tables and eating are the new writers thing.. I saw nothing to get all giggle exciting over, it was nothing special.… Read more »

davlestev1
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davlestev1

The second show today was even better..I felt Ashleys pain and she told Jack right..STOP POSTURING..smiling through the show..but one thing..it’s early days..don’t belabor the point of other writers mishaps by mentioning the same thing over and over in one scene..we get it.

Thetroz
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Thetroz

While I’m familiar with most of the characters on Y&R I’ve never actually watched any episodes,so I guess now would be as good a time as any to start.

Ron
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Ron

I too applaud the first two episodes– the first episodes in two years where I did not fast forward through entire scenes, much less entire episodes! The dialogue was genuine, the characters were real people: they talked to each other and looked at one another with real meaning. And then there were those moments where they said nothing but their eyes and facial expressions explained it all! Dylan, Sharon and then Traci and Billy with those Christmas ornaments: it is what real families do– they remember the stories behind some of our most precious heirlooms, what they represent, how they… Read more »

Violet Lemm
Guest
Violet Lemm

Yes Ron, I agree, but one little petty thing I have to bring up, pretty funny actually. Billy and Traci decorating the tree was priceless! They put all the decorations on the whole tree without putting the lights on first and then like magic when she showed Ashley, lo and behold , the lights came on, so beautiful. I guess it’s just the little things.

Ron
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Ron

SO TRUE! Lights first, then ornaments! How observant of you, Violet!

k/kay
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k/kay

Give them some time and yes they are going to drop some stories every writing team does this is not ever been a action blow up soap it has always been more character then action ! Yes she a going to back burn some of the newer cast members but they are very good storytellers I pray that Neil and his family get a decent story but Dru was the heat of that so?????

Paul
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Paul

Two episodes in and I am seeing the Y&R of the past! The last scene with Jack and Ohyllis had me feel empathy for Phyllis and sympathy for Jack! Kudos to both actors! I’m excited to see what’s in store for both characters now that they are truly separated romantically. Henle’s Victoria may finally become the character I’ve wished she would be with Victor as her father! Like Jack and Phyllis, Victoria’s defining NEW moment was “agreed Christmas alone” while walking Billy to the door has me with hopes she may be the powerful strong female lead she was under… Read more »

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

100% Agree about Traci Abbott. Spot. On.

Paul
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Paul

I took her anger as a true sign that the writers aren’t going to let one character has more reason than another when it comes to an argument! Jack, Phyllis and Billy for months have been talking and hearing Only themselves! It took Traci to let Jack know she’s not going to let him do what he wants since they are ABBOTTS

Violet Lemm
Guest
Violet Lemm

This is a reply to Dante. Don’t like your Nick bashing, but everyone has a right to their opinion. I admire Nick for the way he has been a good and decent man despite being raised by Victor and his hoity, toity mother. No one could have been a better dad to his kids. Nothing I say will change your opinion, but, you know he wasn’t really mad at his mother. He was hurt, because he felt that her loyalty was all going to Dylan

Ron
Guest
Ron

Sorry, but not too long ago Nick battled Sharon for Faith– he wanted her all to himself and to live with him. He puts himself ahead of the well-being of a child. He did it with Faith and now with Christian. I hope he gets all the headaches he deserves, thinking being a single parent would be simple. Yikes.

Violet Lemm
Guest
Violet Lemm

Well, I have to disagree. You just said doing the best for the child. Do you really think that Sharon was best for Faith at that time? Also, why is someone that isn’t even Christian’s mother be better for him than his own father? You think Nick shouldn’t be allowed to have his son returned to him after being kept away from him for the first year of his life. If you were

Ron
Guest
Ron

TO a degree, you are right. Nick’s approach of “me only” always bothered me. Well, should the truth ever come out that Christian isn’t his real son, then we’ll see how he reacts to things. I just don’t know how this will play out. Nick was married to Sage who had a child with Adam who was married to Chelsea. Who has more parental rights: Sage or Chelsea? I can’t believe Chelsea doesn’t want part of her dead husband’s own child. Aside from it being completely ridiculous that Chelsea and Victor are concealing the parentage from everyone.

Addison
Guest
Addison

I just want Nick to wash his hair and I will be happy with the dude.

Peaches
Guest
Peaches

Chelsea is a part of Adam’s child? She is around Nick and Christian a lot. What other reason why Chelsea would want to be a part in her dead husband’s child? Marry Nick? Sleep with her husbands brother. It’s enough sleeping with brothers brother. I think that is so low. That was HORRIBLE, and I condone what Phyllis did to Jack. Maybe people don’t have morals anymore. You have Sharon has slept with practically with every man on the show, even her husbands daddy. This is sick. Get new women in the show and stop all of this sleeping around… Read more »

Martin Verlander
Guest
Martin Verlander

What’s AMAZING is that Y&R has been #1 for YEARS and yet they keep changinf writing team every few months for thew past 5 years..What did any of that accomplish anyway??

Celia
Guest
Celia

@Helen. Hi, Helen. I sooo agree about Stitch….and, I hold back a little with regards to Hilary. You are right….she gets to me as much as she does to you. But, the show needs her right now….at least, I think so. There needs to be sort of a bad girl around. This is actually the best time for her presence. Methinks a love triangle is in the works. I may be wrong, but I get the distinct hunch that something will be brewing ( romantically) between Devon and Mariah. I know, I know….terrible pairing, if true. She deserves a real… Read more »

General Hospital

Mark Lawson Shares Heartfelt Sentiments As He Exits General Hospital

General Hospital fans knew Monday’s episode would bring with it who might have survived the explosion at the Floating Rib, and who might still be in peril or who did not make out.

This afternoon as viewers were learning the fate of several characters including Dustin, who was proposing to Lulu (Emme Rylan) as the bomb went off, his portrayer, Mark Lawson took to his Instagram to announce his exit from the series.

Mark expressed: “Actors know this moment is bittersweet.  Job well done, but leaving a set full of like-minded, inspired people. Playing Dustin was a joy. Every day on set was a gift, as were: Emme Rylan, Kirsten Storms, Brian Lane, Dominic Zamprogna, Lisa LoCicero, Maurice Benard, Bradford Anderson (And others that don’t have social media!) Thank you General Hospital. Honored to be part of television history not only on this show, but to be among the first actors back to work in town post-Covid. The set always felt safe, and I was proud to be in front of the camera in such a strange time  Thank you for everything.  Stay soapy.”

Check out Mark’s post below.

So, are you sad that Dustin is no longer on the canvas in Port Charles? Will you miss Mark in the role? Comment below.

 

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GH Temporarily Recasts the Role Of Marcus Taggert

Another temporary recast is coming to General Hospital.  This time look for actor Asante Jones to take over the role of Detective Marcus Taggert.

Taggert had been played by returning fan favorite, Réal Andrews. but rest-assured he will be back

Jones will be first be seen in the part come mid-December on the ABC daytime drama series.

 

No word yet as to what caused the temp switcheroo.

Asante has appeared on ABC’s Scandal and the popular Showtime drama Shameless,

Soap Opera News first reported the casting item.

So, what are your thoughts on a new temp Taggert? Comment below.

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Days Of Our Lives

SATURDAY: Day of Days 2020 Virtual Fan Event

Days of our Lives fans from all the United States and abroad are counting down till this Saturday, November 21st for the first-ever Day of Days virtual fan event.

The annual NBC fanfest usually held live is this year adapting to the changes and challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic, and thus the network along with the iconic 55-year-old soap opera are offering a free online event with a brand new event site to engage with and watch content throughout the entire day.

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Simply log on to DayofDays2020.com to watch … and follow along for show information on the official Days of our Lives social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as well.   Below is a breakdown by day-part of what fans can expect.

 

 

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The festivities kick-off at 10 am EST/7 am PST.  The cast will appear in various Q&A sessions where they will banter with each other and answer some of your burning questions, plus there will be quizzes and trivia challenges; a virtual behind-the-scenes set tour with an exclusive look at Salem in 2020; “at-home” content with cast members; and much more.

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Look for the following to participate in the day-long celebration: Deidre Hall, Drake Hogestyn, Brandon Barash, Robert Scott Wilson, Lauren Koslow, Josh Taylor, Marci Miller, Billy Flynn, Emily O’Brien, Cady McClain, Matthew Ashford, Judi Evans, Wally Kurth, Mary Beth Evans, Stephen Nichols, James Reynolds, Sal Stowers, Lamon Archey, Nadia Bjorlin, Mike Manning, Paul Telfer, Linsey Godfrey, Camila Banus, Isabel Durant, Lindsay Arnold, Bill Hayes, Susan Seaforth Hayes, Eric Martsolf, Arianne Zucker, Stacy Haiduk, Brandon Beemer, Martha Madison, John Aniston, Jay Kenneth Johnson, Lucas Adams, Suzanne Rogers, Galen Gering, Tamara Braun, and Bryan Dattilo.

So, are you excited to watch Day of Days 2020 direct from your homes? Comment below.

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