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Y&R's Peter Bergman Previews The Bombshell Reveal That Jack is Summer's Bio-Dad!

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The Young and the Restless, Peter Bergman is about to have some more juicy story when his character of Jack Abbott realizes Summer Newman (Hunter King) is his biological daughter, and that Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow) had been hiding the truth for years and now Jack’s gal, Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) is covering it up too!

In a brand new interview with TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan, Bergman weigh-ins on the major deception and how Jack will deal with finding out Summer is his child! Here are few interesting excerpts below!

Bergman on how the revelation of being Summer’s bio-dad affects Jack: ” It hits Jack right in his most vulnerable spot. All his life he’s been striving for the thing he can’t have — a solid, happy family. Jack’s mother walked away when he was just a teenager.  And he’s so desperate to keep his dead dad around, he keeps conjuring him up! The loss of family is powerful, primal stuff that can haunt you for life.”

Bergman on how the scenes will be when Summer and Jack both know the truth:   “The scenes where the two of them are finally alone together are brilliantly written. I mean, what do you say under circumstances like that? It’s some of the best material I’ve had in a long time, and Hunter is absolutely spectacular. And, of course, as you know we’ve lost Michelle Stafford. How does Jack maintain a relationship with Summer if there’s no Phyllis around? That’s going to be tricky. Plus there are more big things coming — something really major that will distract Jack from the situation with Summer in a huge way.”

So Y&R fans, are you looking forward to Jack finally “meeting” his daughter? How do you think this will impact the relationships between Nick, Phyllis and Jack? Will Jack begin pill popping again?  Sound off in the comments below!

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Mo
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Mo

It should be good!!!!

GHLover
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GHLover

This will send Phyliss away from town until Jill FPhelps realizes that she needs Robin Christopher like yesterday

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

She would be the perfect Phyllis recast!

SR
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SR

No.

Derrick
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Derrick

Can’t wait………….

leanna
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leanna

Recast phyllis with liz keifer ex blake guiding light.

gino bottom boy
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gino bottom boy

Oh leanna girl i agree with you. i love liz keifer replacing the snotty michelle stafford.

David
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David

There are lots of actresses ripe for a Phyllis recast. They should hire Kimberlin Brown and have everyone totally ignore the fact she is a dead ringer for a certain evil someone. On second thought, no GH would do that, not T&R. Haha.

Beacon
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Beacon

Bring back Mari Jo Mason played by Diana Barton, and if Diana doesn’t want to come back, bring Robin Christopher to play the role.

Kian
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Kian

Jamie Luner (ex-Liza Colby, AMC) … the perfect actress to tackle the role!

After successfully replacing Marcy Walker, she’s definitely up for the challenge.

Barbara
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Barbara

I agree about Luner. She resembles Stafford and can play “bitch’ very well.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I hate to see Miss Stafford leave. Theis ia challegning recast for producers shoudl they go thar toure. I am not rue they can avoid it, otherwise we have such incompleteness a la a B&B with its absent Ridge. Sometimes storylines take precedence. I need the character to make things work or be there logically to respond and to participate. The change in parternity storyline is working for me, and the show is trying to right its sails after a bumpy few years. I am not thrilled with how some characters have shifted in thought and focus or with new… Read more »

richard
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richard

OMG Jamie Luner would be a fantastic Phyllis!!!!!!!!!! Seductive and a great actress!!!!!!

Karen
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Karen

Liz Kiefer!

Val
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Val

I’m afraid when Jack finds out about Phylis and Kyle he may start popping pills again.

su0000
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su0000

This huge story will not be near as good as it would be if Phyllis were not leaving..
This story is extremely Phyllis involved, and without her, it will fizzle out..

It is a ”’Phyllis” story ! (and Jack, Summer, Nick <– without Phyilis, BLAHHH..

Deborah Kallus
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Deborah Kallus

I think Peter will kill it with this storyline. I won’t miss Phyllis for one single second. No longer will I have to endure Ms Stafford and her constant repeating of every line she says. Talk about lazy writing…or maybe it’s Michele’s style. Who knows, but it drives me to fast forward every scene she’s in.

gino bottom boy
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gino bottom boy

Michelle stafford is a diva period. I’m glad she is leaving. i hope she never comes back to the show. please recast her with liz kiefer ex blake guiding light. the. second choice is robin christopher ex skye gh and ex lorna another world. both are wonderful ladies. and both of them can act too.

su0000
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su0000

Michelle stafford /Phillis is hard to replace..
I doubt they would even attempt to re-cast the roll until end of year, if at all.

I really loved Michelle stafford’s Phillis, she owns the character ..

I will miss Michelle stafford as Phillips, she rocked the character, made it hers….

JustSaying
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JustSaying

Liz was already on Y&R back in the 80’s. I dunno if she would want to come back.

Sandy
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Sandy

Anyone know why Michelle Stafford is leaving the show and what will she be doing next?

ethel
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ethel

I can not. Wait to see Peter knock it out of the park!

Donna
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Donna

She’s probably too young to play her, but I think that Laura Stone would be a fantastic Phyllis. She played Skye before she allegedly fell into that darn volcano. At any rate, I wish they would bring the actress back. Other than that, I have no idea who would be the best NuPhyllis.

Alan
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Alan

This storyline is a total mess from start to finish. Who cares about recast Summer hooking up with recast recast Kyle? Their forced “blink and you missed it” romance has taken place mostly off camera (except for that character defining moment when she revealed she likes The Lumineers and Mumford and Sons and he realized she had blossomed into a mature adult — oy) and don’t EVEN get me started on the dumbing down of Phyllis by having her put the moves on her boyfriend’s son as a way of keeping him out of her daughter’s bed. UGH. With material… Read more »

Vicsze
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Vicsze

It would have been a lot better if it could have been revealed a couple if weeks ago instead of that ridiculous detour that was taken with Nick & Phyllis deciding that Summer wasn’t ready to hear the truth & Phyllis’ cringe inducing flirting & seduction of Kyle. This had been the major story line of the season & all the momentum & suspense had been lost when the writers decided to take it down this tangent.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

ITA- it was a really silly side story– just a tacky excuse to have Phyllis kiss Kyle. I remember when Jill and Jack made love up at the Abbott’s cabin when Jill was still married to John. Now that was a storyline- it took years for Jack to repair the damage to his relationship with his father for sleeping with his wife. But this thing with Kyle was just plain LAME—- thousands of different ways to keep the two of them apart– first and foremost–JUST TELL THEM THE TRUTH– I hate when soaps thrown in a stunt for fake drama-… Read more »

Vicsze
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Vicsze

I suspect that the writer’s are setting the scene for another murder mystery. Carmine’s days are numbered in GC but who will be the killer? Michael, Lauren, Paul or maybe even Fen. This sex tape is just another motive. Maybe the redhead that Carmine slept with will be the killer? Michael would be the prime suspect & have to sit in the defence chair. Don’t be surprised if I’m right on this story line.

Alan
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Alan

Michael has come off looking like a complete doofus in this storyline. His wife cheats on him FOR MONTHS and yet he never once demands she take a test to make sure she hasn’t contracted an STD as a result of her affair? No — he just gets mad for 10 minutes, then goes to off-camera marriage counseling (the first session they scheduled the same afternoon as their son’s graduation — seriously?) and defends her to their son who has the reaction her husband should be having to her infidelity.

Give me a break.

heidi
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heidi

I really wish Michelle the best… and secretly hope since she left Y&R… that she comes to GH… however with this storyline… I wish the character Phyliss were not leaving. She is too pivotal to this story. She always knocks it out of the park and Peter will too!!! Joshua has been doing a very good job too and surprisingly so has Hunter! I am not loving the new Kyle… and didn’t like the old one… wish they would get the casting of the role right. They just don’t seem like Jack’s sons. Can’t wait to see Jack’s reaction and… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

The only thing that will even remotely save this story is PB taking the reins and running with it the rest of it has been a snoozefest. I can only hope the DNA was not tampered with by poor Sharon as some have hinted that poor actress has had enough tearing down of her character. I do hope PB/Jack gets one hell of a scene putting Phyllis and Nick in their place those two have destroyed how many lives in between their video games and rolling in the sack. Glad to see and end to that couple.

lili
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lili

bring back the kay alden’s team back as the writers of this show.

4everdays
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4everdays

YawneR

y&rfan
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y&rfan

Where’s Kay Alden and Jack Smith when you need them (as writers?)
Josh Griffith isn’t cutting it.

lili
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lili

I dont know , maybe we should start a petition to bring them back. She is being wasted by the B&B team. I know Kay alden knows BILL BELL vision of this show.

daring sally
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daring sally

It’s no use. The show will never be the same again. They take major opportunites to go in for the kill and blow it every single time. The paternity storyline of Summer was a diamond in the rough and they blew every single facet of it. I think the show is finally too far gone for revival. I am so done! But you are right to a certain degree. The show needs new blood to take over the writing. Someone who can think outside of the box without playing favorites and give us back the drama that used to leave… Read more »

Sue
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Sue

Recast Phyllis, don’t care who as long as it isn’t one of JFP best friends! that never works..There is so much story that needs to be addressed concerning summers paternity.. Phyllis needs to be a part of that. Don’t let this be one of the dropped stories than never has an ending.. since they film 6 weeks ahead, recast Phyllis NOW!
Sony/CBS do you hear the fans????

daring sally
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daring sally

Yes, they have done it again to Sharon Case. She admits to Cassie’s ghost that she did in fact change the paternity results. I am done. It is one big snooze fest and many more. They should have blown this out of the water! This could have been emmy material for the show itself. Summer should’ve belonged to Jack not NIck. It seems as though someone has a favoriite on this show. Case cannot get a break without dying off the show. She is way too good for this. They just won’t let up on her. She gets rotten leftover… Read more »

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DAYS Head Scribe, Ron Carlivati, Shares On Marlena’s Possession 2.0: “We Decided John Needs To Get On To This Sooner Than He Did In The Original, Because That’s What The Audience Would Expect”

As viewers of NBC’s Days of our Lives are watching the revisiting of the classic possession storyline revisited with its 2021 version 2.0, the stage is being set for plenty of devilish drama, now that good doc, Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall) is once again in the grips of evil.

We have already seen her with yellow eyes, conjuring up some demonic plans, and of course, the devil trying to pull the wool over the eyes of Marlena’s husband, John Black (Drake Hogestyn).

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Back in the 1994/95 version of this storyline, Father John emerged and exorcised the demon from Marlena, so he knows a thing or two about being possessed, and the horrors it caused to Marlena, and the town of Salem 25 years ago, and as we have seen John is very, very concerned about all this talk of Marlena being possessed by the devil from the script that Johnny (Carson Boatman)  is set to make into a film on Sami’s life story.

Current Days of our Lives head writer, Ron Carlivati, spoke with Soap Opera Digest in their latest issue on newsstands now, about his plans and the creation of the 2021 possession storyline. Ron revealed that John is not going to be in the dark for long, sharing: “John has been through this, so the devil isn’t going to be able to pull the wool over his eyes the way he did the first time.”

Carlivati also added: “Even though all soap opera stories, I would argue, depend on some characters being a little bit dumb, in this case, we decided John needs to get on to this sooner than he did in the original because that’s what they audience would expect.  Look for the story to move along at a pretty good clip. We are not rushing, anything by any means – we are having so much fun with the story, but it was important to us that John not look stupid here so he starts to suspect something is wrong with her pretty soon.”

So, are you glad that John will not be completely dumped? Will Father John return to save the day? Are you enjoying the story thus far? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

Then, check out our recent interview with Ron all about the creation of DAYS limited-series, Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem still streaming on Peacock.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Marlena Becomes Possessed … Again!

On Tuesday’s episode of Days of our Lives, the devil had his way with his favorite person, Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall)! In story, leave it to Marlena to save Doug (Bill Hayes) by giving herself up to Satan!

As Doug revealed himself to be Satan while in a therapy session with Marlena in her office, a shook Marlena tries to comprehend what is happening! When the devil says if Marlena won’t accept him in, she will punish Doug, he does just that.

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Poor Doug is left writhing in pain and on the floor, crying out for help! When we come back to the scene Marlena is not exactly right near his body, but sort of overlooking what is happening. Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) rushes into Marlena’s office to find Doug as Marlena stares blankly. Eventually, she calls for help.

After Doug is put in a hospital room and is monitored, Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and Tripp (Lucas Adams) can’t find anything wrong with him. Meanwhile, Julie finds Marlena at the nurses station and asks what happened with Doug during their therapy session.  Marlena flashes back to what led to Doug writing on the floor, and clearly something is way off with Marlena, because she has now become possessed.

Later, Julie sits by Doug’s hospital bed as he opens his eyes, as he tells his beloved wife, “He left me and went in to her.”  A confused Julie is left to ponder what on earth Doug could be talking about.

When Marlena comes home to John (Drake Hogestyn) – who is already concerned with Johnny (Carson Boatman) being set on making a movie of Sami’s life story which includes points on Marlena’s original possession – she tells him Doug collapsed in her office. When the two hug, Marlena slowly opens her eyes  revealing that they are glowing yellow.  Yup! We are off to the races. Marlena is now once again possessed.

So, what did you think about the scenes between Deidre Hall and Bill Hayes? Are you enjoying the revisiting of the infamous ‘possession’ storyline thus far? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Kicks-Off Possession Storyline Revisted with ‘Doug’ Twist Cliffhanger, Followed by Fall Preview

Did the ‘Devil’ make them do it? Doug Williams  (Bill Hayes) is Satan? In what can only be described as major surprise twist on NBC’s Days of our Lives, for weeks, fans have thought they were about to embark on another dementia or Alzheimer’s storyline on the soaps with another beloved character.

However, Days head writer, Ron Carlivati ,and his writing team came up with a way to make it seem like this may be Doug’s fate only to use the long-running character as the impetus to bring the classic possession storyline back on the air some 25 years later.

It all goes down after Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) calls Marlena (Deidre Hall) to ask him to see Doug, after his MRI and other tests proved inconclusive for dementia, etc, to see if Dr. Evans can assess him.  The phone call to Marlena happened after John (Drake Hogestyn) was discussing the past, since Johnny (Carson Boatman) is ramping up to a shoot a movie on Sami’s life, that will include the time that Sami walked in on John and Marlena having sex, which caused Sami to act out for years and years.

 

However, and this is key, John tells Marlena that moment in time also left her alone and vulnerable to the darkest time in her life – alluding to when she became possessed by the devil – and Marlena was clearly having difficulty admitting that or going down that road of remembrance, when the phone call from Kayla saved her from digging deeper into the past.  Well now, John and Marlena may never have that conversation as she is primed to once again become possessed.

Meanwhile, Johnny is reading Will’s script for the Sami movie, and is shocked to read in it that Marlena was once possessed by the devil, as John takes out a dusty box with his Father John collar, a bible, and a news clipping of Marlena being possessed.  John is feeling that this movie will bring bad things on to all those he loves, especially Doc, and he looks to be right!

Now at her office with Doug, he admits he knows something is wrong.  He acts out and does strange things and does not know why.  Marlena brings up why Doug locked Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) in a freezer by accident. Doug gets adamant saying: “That was no accident. I locked that bitch in there on purpose.”  Marlena is shocked at his word and tone.  Then as Doug laughs, he says, “I’m not Doug.”  Next thing you know, the lowered voice of Satan comes out of Doug’s mouth and he tells Doc, “It’s been over 25 years Marlena. But did you really think I wouldn’t come back for you?” End of episode.  Great cliffhanger!

Now, check out the fall preview released following the airing of Friday’s episode by NBC below, which teases more demonic moments on Days. Then let us know in the comment section, what you thought of the ‘Doug’ twist as the possession storyline begins?

Plus, make sure to cast your vote in ‘Michael’s Poll’ of the week on the revisiting of this classic tale now in 2021 below the preview.

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