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Y&R's Peter Bergman Dishes The Jack/Marco Showdown & His Soap Life As A Doppelganger!

Photo Credit: HutchinsPhoto.com

Photo Credit: HutchinsPhoto.com

On Wednesday’s episode of The Young and the Restless viewers saw the prelude of the anticipated showdown between Jack Abbott and his doppelganger the womanizing, dangerous, criminal, Peruvian drug lord Marco Annicelli!  Now as the men come face to face … will Marco survive Jack’s payback since the tables are turned, and he is the one who finds himself tied up?  Is it finally curtains for the man who took over Jack’s life while Jack was held captive far, far away from Genoa City and his loved ones and his wife Phyllis (Gina Tognoni)?

All of this was served up, of course, on Mr. Abbott courtesy of an unholy alliance between Marco and Jack’s nemesis, Victor Newman (Eric Braeden)!  But prior to Jack landing at the Abbott Cabin to confront Marco, he apparently got Jabot back from Victor as the two titans dissolved their unholy alliance.  They even shook hands in front of key women in their lives – Phyllis, Ashley (Eileen Davidson), Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) and Victoria (Amelia Heinle)!  But, what is really going on here?

Getting to play two roles at one time is something that three-time Daytime Emmy winner Peter Bergman has never had the opportunity to do in his enduring daytime drama on-screen life. On-Air On-Soaps caught up with Peter at the CBS TCA Summer Party 2015 to get a preview of: the big showdown, what will Jack’s plans be for Victor and Adam Newman (Justin Harley) who perpetrated some pretty shady dealings at his expense, and what he thought of stepping out of his comfort zone to play the lascivious Marco, and more.  Here’s what the incomparable Peter Bergman shared.

Have you enjoyed your very first doppelganger story experience in your soap career?

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PETER:  You know, it was a wild journey.  I got to do things I had never done before.   I am always asked, “How do you keep making this fresh?”  They keep giving me new stuff to do and this was particularly true with this story, and so I had great fun.  It wore me out though.  I had 55 pages of dialog one day, and maybe two days later would have 53 pages.  True story!  It was the craziest thing.  It was crazy time, because we tape more than one show per day.  They just figured, “Well, Peter can do this!” (Laughs)  So we decided to shoot two full episodes and then some scenes from a third episode in one day.

Jack and Marco meet for the first time, and it looks like the fur is going to fly!

PETER: Wow! Yes, Jack was meeting Marco, and neither of them was a very happy fellow at the time. (Laughs)

When Marisa (Sofia Pernas) drove Marco into the steely waters and he was believed to have drowned, were you at that point happy that he was “killed-off”?

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PETER:  There was a little part of me that was relieved.  But you know what?  I really did have fun.  There was something that tickled me so much … that Marco found Ashley (Eileen Davidson) so hot!  I drove Eileen Davidson crazy!  She was ready for Marco to be drowned, believe me! (Laughs)

Did you and Gina Tognoni (Phyllis) not have a good laugh about all of this … that Phyllis could not tell that she wasn’t sleeping with Jack … when she was having sex with Marco? (Laughs)

PETER:  Gina was such a good sport, because Marco was getting a little “handsy” with Phyllis!   If Marco ends up truly gone, there probably will be some people on set going, “Thank God!”, because I almost ruined some friendships! (Laughs)

Now, Jack has got to exact his revenge on Victor (Eric Braeden) for what he did to him, right?

PETER:  This changes the dynamic of Victor and Jack forever.  I mean, forever.  I don’t think Jack needed too much encouragement to not like Victor, but he got plenty.  Jack is actually a very forgiving guy, but there are limits and we have definitely found them.

Photo Credit: HutchinsPhoto.com

Since playing the dual role, you have lot of material that you could submit for Emmy contention this coming year.  Do you agree?

PETER:   It depends.  I am a great believer in Emmy tapes that break your heart.  This wasn’t heartbreaking stuff, it showed capability.  I believe Emmys are about grabbing people’s heart, so we will see about that.

Overall, the ratings have been improved on The Young and the Restless since Chuck Pratt Jr. has taken over as head writer and as his stories are enveloping the canvas. The show has been running close to 5 million viewers a week.

PETER:  The ratings have been much improved.  I watch the show where initially I thought, “What’s with this little Scooby-Doo group? And by the way, those people are fantastic, but now it all makes sense.  I watch Justin Hartley (Adam) and Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea) knocking it out of the park.  I think Gina Tognoni has proven to be so much more than we thought we were going to get.  We expected a lot from her, and we got so much more than we even expected.  She is pretty amazing!

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Where do you see Adam and Jack’s relationship going?  Adam executed some very underhanded maneuvers to get where he wanted in the company at the expense of Jack, which has included passing himself off as Jack’s biological son!  Do you think we will see more of the fallout from all of this in the future?

PETER:  Yes, that will continue to be a thing.  That Adam would benefit from Jack’s misfortune, doesn’t sit too well with Jack.  As well, look for more with Jack and Ashley with the amazing Eileen Davidson.  You ain’t see nothing yet!.

Would you be up for playing Marco, if the writers informed you they had yet another story for him, and they need you to continue to play him?

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PETER:  I am always game!  I really trust these writers, I really do.

Watch the final moments of Wednesday’s episode of Y&R below as the confrontation between Marco and Jack begins!

Then weigh-in: How do you think this will end? Will Marco die? Will he get away? Will it be revealed that Jack and Victor hatched a plot to rid the world of Marco, and then next they will turn on each other in  a massive way? What do you think of Peter Bergman’s comments that he shared in the interview?  Have you enjoyed seeing his performances in the dual role?  Comment below!

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su0000
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su0000

The double Jacks’ I seen better and I’ve seen worse.. What is important is Petter had a good time and got to shine!!!! Most all soap actors want to have the role of a double, and Peter deserved the honor.. Y&R has become much better… 2013 and 2014 Y&R was horribly slow dull and near comatose boring. (those writers, Jean & Shelly, were fired and now the dual Queens of Snooze are with GH) and Pratt has brought Y&R back up from the near fatal drop.. Pratt, love or hate him has brought Y&R back and doing very well.. If… Read more »

michael
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michael

I love Jack and he’s an incredibly good actor, but, for me, he simply didn’t make this idiotic doppleganger story work. It was all too easy – he even had Marco over-pronouncing words like Jack does when Marco had private conversations with Victor.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I agree. Jack/Marco did not do it for me.
And, Victor walks tall, again. What was that bandage on Marco’s earZ. Did Victor put a tracking devise on him? Or put some kind of ID symbol to tell him apart from Jack? Hmmmm, if that is it? What an ingenious idea!! LOL.

scott
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scott

Poor Peter….what a lame story he has had to endure….I’m seeing the two Jacks on the roof of the Jabot building fighting and the letter “J” falls from above and crushes Marco…thus killing him and ending his reign of terror…oh wait, that happened to Mary Duvall being killed by the letter “C” on the soap Santa Barbara….writers would never retell storylines would they???? LOL..just teasing…….and how many times can you do a doppelganger story…i think one has been done very year since 1990…..

Bart
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Bart

Horrible, isn’t it?!?

I can barely make it through an entire show – just lame, convoluted, plot-driven so-called storytelling!!

Harry
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Harry

Peter Bergman has hit it out of the park–through his vocal intonations and mannerisms, one can really tell when he’s playing Marco. Jack never seems frightening to me but Marco does. Just look at the look of fury on his face in the picture above!
Yes, it requires suspension of disbelief and yes, it’s kind of silly but it’s fun and the story is told well.
I love what Peter says about Gina’s performance–I do so agree.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Its a DOPElanger storyline thats been done to death!!!

Chrystie Delancey
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Chrystie Delancey

Ah, Scott! Thank you for the flashback to my favorite soap of all time … SANTA BARBARA. I wouldn’t be surprised if Pratt pulled that out of the repeat pile of storylines.

Bart
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Bart

@ Harry: You are missing the point – this type of plot-driven garbage has been done to death! “Kind of silly” doesn’t begin to describe this mess!!

Glad you are being entertained – this 34+ yr. viewer is not – this show and the actors deserve better than this utter nonsense!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I loved SB…i would watch reruns of that anytime!!!

Harry
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Harry

Bart, being something of an intellectual, no one has ever accused me of missing the point before. Certainly not when discussing a soap opera. That is a new one. I am sorry I ventured on the side of positivity–it’s not something I do too often.
Yes, it’s been done to death but redundancy does not necessarily negate entertainment value. Perhaps you’re the one missing the point.

MEG
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MEG

PETER REALLY DID SHINE!, I HOPE JACK FINDS OUT ADAM ONLY KNEW FOR A FEW WEEKS , ADAM REALIZED BEFORE JACK’S FAMILY DID BUT MARCO WAS BLACKMAILING HIM NOT TO TELL,HOPE JACK TAKES VICTOR DOWN,

Nikki
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Nikki

I would really like to see Victor killed off. I just can’t stand that creep. I do hope your right I want Jack to realize Adam was always loyal to him. Adam needs Jack & vice-versa. I hate that they made Harding a killer. I love his acting and him & Kevin together are amazing. It would also be nice if we could kill off Summer. Watching her TRY to act is just sickening. It would be nice to see Harding with Abby. There so different. It would be funny. Love Mariah & Kevin also.

Patrick
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Patrick

WOW excellent stuff…. everything I agree with the one thing that i’m glad to commiserate with…. “what a danged shame” that it has to be Harding… I just read the last two SOD Issues… and , this man just draws you in for your own reason… LOTS CAN any one share? what is going on with Ashley? is that “brain?” aneurysm… going to do her in? is she back burner…. it sure seems to me, she has been from the start of her 2 year contract? doesn’t make sense to me… that they are not capitalizing on her emmy win… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I forgot to add : I’d love to see Chris McKenna (Harding) added to the DAYS cast!

Patrick
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Patrick

i’m a ditz… he was featured in a snippet in SOD.. that he’s glad to be back… just not as the killer… he took time off from Y&R to continue on with another show, that’s what I gathered from the article

I think he’s the bee’s knees’

DAYS prod : catch him

Nikki
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Nikki

Aw…..Just finished watching today’s show. I was still hoping it wasn’t Harding. Although he never admitted to killing anyone it looks like he’s going to be the fall guy. I think going to bed tonight I’m going to dream I’m the writer. Real Jack kills Victor with Marco’s gun. They then take Marco to the station where Marco sees Harding being booked, he freaks grab’s a gun to kill Harding but is pushed out of the way by Kevin and the gun goes off and kills Summer. Now there is nobody to accuse Mark for anything. Marco is a wanted… Read more »

lawgroupcomm
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lawgroupcomm

Agree with you 100% … its almost unbearable to watch the old fossil winning in every ludicrous situation … been watching since 1984 but I do not like Pratt’s idea of what the Y&R should be at all!!!

Mateo
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Mateo

Y&R has improved in pacing and I will give the writers credit for that. However when I watch Y&R I can’t help but be reminded of storylines from Melrose Place that ran in the 90’s. Chuck Pratt’s writing is dated and not very fresh. I think he has a tendency to make each and every woman on screen either crazy or a raving bitch. The other head writer, JFP, plays favorites and it’s so obvious. Watching Summer (Lindsay Lohan wannabe) and Dylan in every story is trying because neither of them can act their way out of a paper sack.… Read more »

Laurie
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Laurie

Your post is similar to several of the things I’ve been posting, esp the 90’s Melrose Place s/l’s and character assassinations. Every woman went crazy & every man turned into a thug but the women loved them. I don’t think you can write a daytime soap, especially one that banked it’s success on family & relationships, like a slick nighttime soap. You just can’t. I’m sick of hearing about the magnificent ratings because not so much in my eyes. Since Pratt took over they’ve a few good, record highs, but fell back down by the next few wks. I’m not… Read more »

lawgroupcomm
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lawgroupcomm

I agree with you 100% except that I have not seen that Pratt has ever been “shiny and new” and unless they make the last 2 years or so all a dream and bring this soap back to where it used to really shine, I hate to say that I’ve actually considered not watching it … watching all women being portrayed as mindless, weak, abused, selfish, unkind, evil, stupid is just not my idea of good writing. I used to think the Y&R just wouldn’t make it without the old fart Victor but now I have to say that Pratt… Read more »

Sheila
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Sheila

Love the interview and love the pace of the show!!!! Kudos to CP for bringing my Y&R back to the excitement it used to be. 43yr watcher.

Bart
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Bart

This is not “Y & R”, not by a long shot!!!

april
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april

Agreed. I guess we are never going to see the Chancellor mansion again.

heather
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heather

What an insulting six months for long-time Y&R fans. Pratt has made this once great soap into a cartoon. I don’t care if the ratings doubled. It’s garbage.

DT
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DT

Insulting was finding out that Devon was Katherine’s grandson … garbage. Insulting was Jill and Lauren being sisters …. garbage. Insulting were the previous writers.

Timmm
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Timmm

THREE good points.

Regina
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Regina

I’m still trying to figure out how Marissa got Marco tied up all by herself.

Ron
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Ron

the 2015 version of y and r is best summed up as this: details don’t matter. The show has had a barrel full of blunders since this “writing” started on Valentine’s Day. Bergman is quite the gentleman in voicing his praise for all of this. If only he could say publicly what he really thinks of his character (I think contract forbids negative publicity by cast members) compared now to what lines and stories he had 25 years ago. Ratings up? There must not be ANYTHING else to watch in this time slot. Ratings up? I smell a FIX…. you… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

LOL, Regina. That’s funny….I am thinking the same thing. Hmmmm, it’s called Y&R Magic…..or, Marissa has super human strength.

Timmm
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Timmm

Peter is such a good guy and good things happen to good people. Although some of you hate the “Two Jacks” story, I found it riveting because of the talent of Mr. Bergman and the upper hand that Jack/Marco have on the Mustache. I see an Emmy in the future for Peter. His only competition is Anthony Geary who was amazing in the black and white episode. Perhaps a tie?

Nikki
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Nikki

What about when Gabriel was reveled as Adam?

Timmm
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Timmm

Its been too long. Justin is a handsome guy but he is no where near as good of an actor as the last Adam.

Nikki
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Nikki

Timmm Guess we will have to agree to disagree. The last Adam is long gone & not coming back so we have to let go and put him in the past. No I don’t think Justin is as good looking as the last Adam but he’s equal if not better as Adam in his acting ability.

Harry
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Harry

I did too, Timm. I also found Peter Bergman to be quite funny playing Marco. The tacky golf clothes and the constant fondling of Phyllis was rather amusing to me. I also thought it was humorous when Jack as Marco started lusting after Ashley–he was Greg Brady to Ashley’s Marcia Brady. One of my favorite scenes was when Phyllis overhears Jack speaking fluent Spanish in his sleep while also calling out Victor’s name. Phyllis tells Victor this and Jack (Marco) comes in and says to Victor in his whimsical voice, “People will say we’re in love.” And of course, the… Read more »

Heidi
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Heidi

Peter Bergman is a talented actor that I’ve enjoyed watching for years. He gave a very professional and I’d say diplomatic interview regarding this horrible story. Two Jacks? Really? Phyllis was raped, REPEATEDLY. Marco didn’t get “handsy”. I think tptb are trying to downplay that sick aspect of this story. I think what really gets me about this s/l is that even after everything that has happened, Victor still has the upper hand . Jack is still shown as weak and unable to stand up to the “Black Knight” I’ve watched this soap for years and know how this ends,… Read more »

Nikki
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Nikki

AMEN! YES YES AND YES.

Harry
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Harry

Heidi, you’re right–it was rape. I also think Kelly raped Jack when she was holding him hostage.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Totally agree with Harry. Jack and Phyllis are both rape victims thanks to Victor. He really needs to pay for the multitude of crimes he committed in this storyline alone. Victor needs to go down.

Jenny Brooks
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Jenny Brooks

Amen Heidi! Bergman is fantastic, that was never in question. But enough is enough. I waited and watched through this whole storyline for an actual PAYOFF! I wanted to see both Jacks in the same room at the same time, along with tons of family and witnesses and most importantly, VICTOR! I wanted a showdown with Marco and Victor being arrested! Instead we got none of that. Instead what we get is episode after episode of Jack being stupid and worrying more about saving his own behind than righting all the wrongs that have been done to him and Phyllis!

su0000
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su0000

I suggest y’all wait for the conclusion ..
There is more to come..

(it ain’t over- wait for it 😉

Patrick
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Patrick

“… 1 great story for the talented Mr.Bergman would have been Jack FINALLY beating Victor because that is something we’ve never seen . It would have been a way for PB to stretch because we’ve never seen Jack as the winner. ” pause… for a moment of silence and sigh Eric Braedon has been done , for so long his portrayal of Victor is nil he’s become so uninteresting… and , the only way for Y&R … in this current day realm… of keeping this show viable… is to catapult the Abbot’ as the heralded first family what is the… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I am not a Jack fan, never was….but, I despise Victor. Jack has done his worst many times…he has not always been on the up-and-up. But, I am rooting for Jack, now.
Victor? My stomach roils and rebels each time I see him. Furthermore, Nikki’s nose is constantly up in the air;……amazing how those nostrils can’t smell the rat that is her husband.

Cary Giacalone
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Cary Giacalone

Enough, enough, enough. At this point I am tired of the story of two Jacks, though I enjoyed the concept. For me, if we don’t see the horror that Victor started blow up in his face that lead to the death of he grandchildren’s loved ones, etc. etc then it is time to stop watching. Every person deserves to get their disgust for him screamed to the rest of Genoa city. There is no excuse for what he did to all, from using a sick woman like Kelly to the constant lies to a daughter whose loyalty knows no bounds.

Harry
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Harry

RIGHT! Let us not forget that Victor unleashed Crazy Patty onto Genoa City in order to reek havoc in Jack’s life which ended with the killing of Colleen, Tracy’s daughter.
And Victor got her heart!
I agree–we need to see Victor finally get his comeuppance.

su0000
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su0000

Victor will only get his ”comeuppance” in a family or business way..
He is Victor!
Victor is top dog and will stay that way..

Laurie
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Laurie

Harry-Stacy Haiduk is reprising her role as Crazy Patty and will air early in September. No end to the crazy train in sight for Y&R!!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I agree, Harry. However, don’t you think Karma’s a bitch? …..considering how shabbily and shamefully Jack treated Patty when they were married? It is Jack’s comeuppance, as it were.
Now, I am waiting for Victor to fall without a net. That will make me smack my lips in utter relish.
Nonetheless, I agree with everyone else that nothing ever happens to Victor….he always comes out on top. ….bitter pill to swallow.

Annie
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Annie

I too have enjoyed the fast pace storytelling, and of course the acting is always top notch. But, if CP doesn’t make Victor pay, and I mean REALLY pay (serious jail time, loss of his empire, and loss of his family), then it doesn’t matter what else he writes for Jack/Marco, it won’t be a satisfying, successful storyline. I hope Mr. Pratt understands that so many viewers are sick to death of Victor always coming out on top.

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

I so agree that Victor definitely needs to pay. Everyone in town needs to finally see what a soulless demon he is. His conspiracy with an international drug lord put everyone in town in danger. He is responsible for the deaths of his granddaughter’s husband and grandson’s fiancee. His entire family should kick him to the curb. He has no respect for anyone but himself. He should be penniless and become a permanent resident of the iron bar motel.

su0000
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su0000

Victor will never pay, never..
His character can not pay, then he would no longer be Victor.

The only way Victor can be written to pay is in a personal way, his family leaving him, and that will last a month.
Y&R runs on the Newmans.

Harry
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Harry

Suoo, today Victor was sternly admonishing Paul Williams on the phone for allowing his son Dylan to play cop. Victor really cracked me up when he bellowed, (as only Victor can do) “Get your boy out of the police station and back to making cappuccinos”
He also made me laugh when Jack stupidly and badly tried to imitate Marco causing Victor to smile and say,”Nice try, Jack.”

Laurel Twist
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Laurel Twist

It’s like watching a modern version of The Emperor has no clothes, and those who collude with the lie.

K Ross
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K Ross

Never really a fan of doppelgängers. That being said Peter did a fantastic job, in my opinion it is time to end it. Let’s get on with more Adam storlines. There are so many places to go with his character.

Judy Powers
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Judy Powers

Playing a long-lost twin or doppeldanger, if you prefer, is almost a shoo-in to an Emmy. Julianne Moore and Martha Byrne (from ATWT) each got one, and I think Camryn Grimes got one when she first started playing Mariah, but I’m not positive. I know people on other shows have played dual roles, but I can’t name them. Polish up your Emmy reel, Peter, and write your speech for next year!

barbara johnson
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barbara johnson

Fun to see Peter play the bad guy. He did such a good job. Y&R has always had such good acting by good actors it is truly a joy to watch. Just keep it coming!!!

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

Peter Bergman is super. I loved him on AMC all those years ago. While I’m not a regular Y&R viewer, I have enjoyed him in this duel role. I’m so glad he acknowledged the depth of Gina Tognoni. She was terrific as Kelly Cramer on OLTL. I’m sure she learned a great deal from her years of work with the great Robin Strasser and Erika Slezak.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Thanks for the interview Michael– now I don’t have to scream (private joke) Personally if they can’t redeem Harding for the murders I would like to see him be the one to kill Marco. Perhaps Marco is about to throw Jack over a cliff and Harding pushes himself and Marco over instead– or there is bomb– an good old fashioned explosion is always a soap stable for “killing” characters without the need of a body to prove they are dead. But it will be Harding to throw Jack out of there of there while he is trap inside with Marco… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

O shoot looks like my hope that Harding would be the one to take down Marco has gone down in flames– o well.

Harry
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Harry

Love your ideas, Mary. I like Harding and wish he could stay. I really do not relish the idea of Dylan playing cop.
He told Paul that when he was a little boy he liked to pretend to be a policeman. I bet he liked to pretend to be a cowboy too but you don’t see anyone offering him a job as a cowboy.

Timmm
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Timmm

Harding is gone. He has a prime time gig and someone much smarter realized his talents.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Thanks — it is always a bit dangerous as a soap fan to imagine your own endings because the reality is normally never as good– LOL. As for Dylan, I don’t mind he is a cop. Whether we like it or not they have made this character front and center so it is only fitting that he do something more interesting than pour coffee and hold Sharon’s hand. Granted the way he became a cop is bit far fetched, but not more so than Abby becoming COO of Newman Abbott at her age and level of experience– so sometimes we… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hi, Harry.
I will never understand how these writers make their own illogical rules, and expect the viewer with even a semblance of intelligence accept their dictates. How does a police chief send a lay person on the field, as a police officer without training, to investigate multiple murders? Whatever happened going through the rigors of boot camp? Police Academy?

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

2015 has been excellent for The Young and the Restless, and every single day has been not-to-miss. I was worried about this Marco storyline, but the amount of twists and turns they’ve taken with it have kept me on my toes. However, I don’t want Marco sticking around for a long-term period of time. The entire cast and crew of the show are doing incredible work, and I cannot wait for more!

su0000
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su0000

Y&R has greatly improved under Pratt !!
Y&R after firing Jane and Shelly, the head writers who brought Y&R down to its lowest ratings from boredom.
GH took them both on, now GH has the Queens of Snooze as its head writers ..
Y&R gain GH’s lost..
— crazy stuff lol ..

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

For me, Jean and Shelly, alongside with Tracey, were not bad in their positions as co-headwriters. Their issue was their speed and the intensity in their writing. If they had been as intense as Pratt has been and more fast-paced, I think they’d still be in the position. But that being said, Pratt has done wonders for Y&R, and truly has made it a soap opera worth watching once again!

Timmm
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Timmm

Im worried now for GH but sometimes a change of scenery does anyone good and maybe the ladies will reload GH in a positive direction.

Timmm
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Timmm

Well, it has been 100 percent better than 2014!

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

I am not a fan of these interviews. I like Bergman very much and he seems intelligent. I read these type of things and immediately believe the answers are less than honest. The interviewee simply talks about how wonderful everything is — the writers are talented!! the new actors are amazing and already dear close friends of mine! I don’t fully believe the remarks and frequently wonder if the remarks have been prepared by the show’s public relations department. I like Bergman very much and he seems intelligent. As a veteran soap actor with over 25 years of employment on… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

I read-
there is a clause in the contracts forbidding them to say anything negative etc about the writers and actors etc..
They, by contract can only praise the soap so to say..
After they leave it still may be binding, it depends on the network’s contract.

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

I don’t know if that is true but, assuming if such a clause exists and applies………. Then why do these sites bother with these completely uncandid interviews? Moreover, why does someone like Bergman even bother giving the interview? I will never be president of the Eric Braeden fan club. He appears to me to be a prima donna with big ego. However, I have seen comments/interviews from him that seem like he is honestly giving us his opinion. Braeden is not always giving the fluff answers that Bergman is doing here. I may not agree with Braeden’s comments but I… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Have you ever met Peter? Let me just say, he is as genuine in person as he is in this interview. He is not a person who rocks the boat with controversial answers and opinions. He is grateful for his long career and lets face it, he is most likely happy to do something totally different with his character. Look a likes have been done to death but I respect his take on this tried and true soap angle.

Harry
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Harry

Timm, met him a long time ago when I was an undergraduate and he came to my university to participate in a charity soft ball game. I agree with your assessment. He is very gracious, very humble and not at all full of himself.
I do not disagree with you Barb. I am not a huge fan of this story either, but I love Bergman. For me, he makes it work.

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

I think many actors on soaps (not just Bergman) feel that with the genre itself in trouble, they need to act pretty much as cheerleaders, casting everything in the most positive light possible so that they’re using every possible opportunity to maximize viewership. That’s on top of the motivation, which has always existed, not to criticize TPTB, because it’s so easy to find your character the victim of an explosion or a serial killer because you’ve ticked off the headwriter or the executive producer. So I do get what he’s trying to do, and I don’t blame him for it.… Read more »

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Thank you so much for this interview. I appreciate you giving more coverage of Y&R, DOOL and B&B.

Peter Bergman, Gina Tognoni, Eileen Davidson, Cameron Grimes, Greg Rickard, pretty much everyone at Y&R have been great. I never miss a day. I could do with less Dylan and Devon, but overall it’s been pretty good.

I too wish they would redeem Det. Harding. He’s been great and seems to be a fan favorite. Dylan as a cop is ludicrous.

Harry
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Harry

I love Harding! His ringtone cracks me up!

su0000
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su0000

Harding is a breath of fresh air! I can only hope to see more of him. what is way off; Marco is most wanted by the FBI and all other agencies. And Paul never informs the FBI that Marco is hanging in GC.. And Dylan, the Cappuccino boy lol is acting like the lead defective questing Victor and Harding and being an instant detective, investigator. It would be at the least 15 years to even accomplish that status and Dylan hasn’t even passed a nutter test LOL that is all way too crazy. Dylan= Colombo Jr. when he gets to… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Gina doesnt do it for me.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I actually did not like her as Kelly on OLTL, so I was surprised how much I like her as Phyllis. I used to love to hate MS as Phyllis, but she was just so checked out the last few years on Y&R I was glad she left. I thought it would be a hard role to recast, but I am loving GT’s Phyllis.

Laurie
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Laurie

It’s boring to me. Insult me, switch it up on me, speed the pace or drag it slow, make me laugh, make me cry, make me mad, horrify me, but don’t BORE me! The doppelganger sl should’ve ended 3 months ago. Neil revenge sl should’ve happened 6 months ago. Cabin murders should’ve been solved 3 months ago. Adam’s reveal to all of GC & busting Sage as well should’ve happened 2 months ago. Dylan should’ve been deputized 3 months ago not at the END of cabin murders sl. Sharon should’ve gotten her daughter back 3 months ago. Kevin & Mariah… Read more »

lawgroupcomm
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lawgroupcomm

Thank you for saying so concisely what I’ve been feeling in great frustration for so long 🙂

Timmm
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Timmm

Harry and su0000 seem to get it. I do. Victor ALWAYS wins! Its his character. Its what pisses the fans off! Eric is doing his job. His list of crimes are off the charts but its the way the Mustache rolls. Lets face it, Eric has complete control over Victor. He is not ever put in a position of weakness UNLESS he has a story where he goes off soul searching or perhaps looses his memory. You’ll never see him carted off to prison without a short stay and having prison people working on his dime. Look at how upset… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Timmm–Victor just cracks me the hell up! He’s the Donald Trump of daytime. he says and does something outrageous and then offers no apologies and rationalizes his behavior as if it were SANE
I Tweeted as much to Eric Braeden and he laughed and said,”I just need his hair–how does he do that?”
He has a sense of humor about his character and I appreciate that.
PS. I will try and forgive you for putting me in the same sentence as SU00!

Timmm
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Timmm

Thats crazy Harry because I was watching the Republican debates a couple weeks ago and the Donald so reminded me of the Mustache!

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

But why is “what pisses off viewers” a good thing, Timmm? At this point (and for years, really, ever since it’s been apparent that “Victor is never allowed to lose”), Victor really, really bores me, and the character rarely adds any interest to the show for me, at least partly because it’s built-in, from the beginning, how any plot involving Victor is going to end. It also tends to torpedo the characters that surround him, because after all of these years, characters like Victoria and Nikki seem like idiots to keep forgiving him; it gets harder and harder to work… Read more »

judy
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judy

What happened to jill anyone know

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I wish Jill and Gloria would return.

Laurie
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Laurie

I can only surmise that they needed an extra budget to write for 2 Jacks for 6 straight months. 2 Jacks and 0 Jills. I feel Mr. Pratt is transparent. It’s just the old men that are viable on this show…All the women are victims, crazy, ho’s or all 3. The only female over 50 is Ashley & she barely has a sl. Basically she trots round w/hots for scuzzy Ben. Victor is God and Jack/Marco not far behind him. It’s a man’s world at YR.

Timmm
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Timmm

Jill just doesnt have the same appeal since Katherine died.

Brenda
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Brenda

How did they show jack and marco in the room at the same time!

Brenda
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Brenda

How much longer will Victor continue to get away with his dirty ways?

Lucia
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Lucia

I haven’t watched the show in a month. Looks like I didn’t miss much! Yawn!

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

What a disappointing end to this story. Victor commits unspeakable acts without consequence. Again. How lame. We lose Harding. Dylan is the hero. Jack and the Abbots continue to lose to the Newmans at every turn. UGH! I just can’t.

Ollie
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Ollie

You took the words right out of my mouth!

Ollie
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Ollie

Chelsea and Adam should be happy! Will we every know who killed Billy’s daughter? Was it really Adam? I don’t think so. Come on writers. Fix this! Still missing Michael Muhney!!!!! Since he is gone for good unfortunately, please let Adam live again out in the open as Adam! What an awesome character he was. Please let him take on Victor and win!

lawgroupcomm
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lawgroupcomm

if all of that happened then I’d have my show back! I so wish. The mess that is posing as the Y&R really makes me very sad.

Linda
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Linda

Bringing Patty William’s back is almost enough to make me stop watching. Story lines with her have been over done.
Also Sharon stealing Sages baby has been overdone. I dbon’t know why any character on this soap has a baby with all the stealing or switching story lines have been over done.
And finally I couldn’t wait for you to get rid of Ian during his last run. I can’t believe you are resurrecting his character.
There is a thing over over doing old story lines. Try something original.

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Tom Pelphrey Set As Series Regular For Amazon’s Mystery Drama ‘Outer Range’

Another great feather in the cap for one of the finest actors we know, former Guiding Light and As the World Turns alum, and two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Tom Pelphrey.

Fresh of his star-turn in Netflix;s Ozark as Laura Linney’s on-screen brother Ben, Pelphrey has nabbed a key role in the upcoming Amazon series, Outer Range.

The show also stars Lilli Taylor and Tamara Podemski and Josh Brolin.  Outer Range is from playwright Brian Watkins, Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment and Amazon Studios.

According to Deadline: The story centers on Royal Abbott (Brolin), a rancher fighting for his land and family, who discovers an unfathomable mystery at the edge of Wyoming’s wilderness.  Taylor will portray Cecilia Abbott, the matriarch of the Abbott family. Cecilia is a woman of deep faith, which she finds tested as never before. Podemski will play Deputy Sheriff Joy. A life-long cop, Joy is running for county sheriff, and is the first gay Native American to ever do so in Wyoming. Pelphrey is Perry Abbott, the dutiful, eldest Abbott son, who is torn up inside by the lingering mystery of his missing wife.”

Coming up this Oscar season look for Tom in David Fincher’s Mank, where he plays Joseph Mankiewicz .

So will you be checking out Tom in Outer Range? Comment below.

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The Bold and the Beautiful Celebrates Taping 100 Episodes Since Returning to Production Amidst COVID-19

This week on Wednesday, The Bold and the Beautiful reached another milestone in their over 33-years on the air, but this one nobody could have prepared for or predicted earlier this year.

The CBS daytime drama celebrated their 100th episode back in production after the coronavirus pandemic shut down production months ago.  B&B was the first soap and television show back in production in the U.S. in June and since that time has kept the show moving forward offering its fans plenty of drama.

For the milestone, the cast and crew were given new masks to wear, which showed The Bold and the Beautiful logo and the 100 numerical number.

Taking to their Instagram account over the last few days, showing off their masks, and marking the occasion have been cast members including: Lawrence-Saint Victor, Thorsten Kaye, Denise Richard, Matthew Atkinson, Katherine Kelly Lang, John McCook, Scott Clifton, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood and more.

Thosten Kaye gave a special message and shout out to fans of the series sharing: ” We couldn’t have done it without you, our fans. Thank you.”

Lawrence Saint-Victor shared: “We’ve shot 100 episodes since we’ve been back in production!!  Our incredible team who brought us back and brought us back safely.   We weathered this crazy time.”

Check out Jacqui and Scott celebration pic below, then share your congrats to B&B for providing entertainment and drama during these tough times when it cannot be easy to film via the comment section below.

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DAYS Alum Molly Burnett Promoted To Series Regular on ‘Queen of the South’

Wanna know where you can find Salem’s Melanie Layton, sorta?  You can watch her killing it on USA’s drama Queen of the South.  That”s where former Days of our Lives star, Molly Burnett has just been upped to series regular for the show’s upcoming fifth season.

According to Deadline who broke the news, Burnett will continue to play her complex and delicious role of Kelly Anne.

Soap fans Molly as Melanie on DAYS from 2008-2016 and when she stepped into play the role of Maxie Jones for Kirsten Storms on General Hospital in 2016.

Queen of the South is based on the bestselling book La Reina del Sur by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. It tells the story of Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga), a woman who is forced to run from the Mexican cartel and seek refuge in America.

Burnett’s Kelly Anne is a frequent member of Teresa’s drug operation, has already killed her abusive husband, was an informant, and had a cocaine habit.  When viewers last saw Kelly Anne she was finding her sobriety and her way back into the Teresa’s operations in New Orleans.

Since exiting Days in 2014, Burnett has also been seen on  CSI: Cyber, Relationship Status and True Blood. 

So intrigued to watch Molly on Queen of the South? Comment below.

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