Brown I think had been approached to reprise the role of Sheila in 2010 but turned it down and did, what a daypart role on AMC? Hence they came up with thattterly ridiculous Sarah story.
I think Daisy Carter as a character could have worked in the long run, but the character was so one-note, never fully developed and the actress was painfully annoying and monotonous. Not to mention making them the kids of Tom Fisher was impossible.
Thanks for sharing these 2005 vids, I've been catching up with them all. Even though the show wasn't in the best state at the time and was making terrible mistakes left and right the nostalgia is still there. Plus it is nice to see classic Y&R staff credited as opposed to what we have now. Daniel & Lily on the run remains a surprise highlight from that summer.
I definitely have to say Tognoni knocked out of the park today and I'm looking forward to all her upcoming scenes with Victor and Nikki this coming week. Hopefully those will be satisfying as well. I was hoping to see more of Neil's revenge story it's pretty out of line but also rather mildly entertaining. The rest of the show? Zzzzzz........
Anita is a mostly harmless MAB leftover from a time when MAB was obsessed with hiring faded B-list stars for publicity purposes. Of course she's certainly more interesting than most of the cast at the moment.
Jack not telling Phyllis the truth about everything pronto is embarrassingly bad. It was a huge issue back in the 90s for Ashley after learning about the truth about the Blade/Rick switch but it seems so minimized at the moment as an afterthought.
Phick was never a viable couple and hasn't been a couple since 2012. Has Tognoni acutually shared any actual scenes with Nick outside of her inital return to town to announce the truth about Summer? Shick has been dead in the water since last fall. Neither are relevant to today's Y&R. The Sharon/Phyllis rivalry was okay but frequently just didn't quite work well aside from a few great moments in 2009("I hate myself" in the mirror was Stafford's best post-2005 moment) but that was once in the last decade.
I'm just surprised no one has yet thought of Phyllis sleeping with Grambo yet.
Kevin has been a waste of space since Jana was sacrificed for the insufferable insipid pairing with Chloe. Noah has never been given a decent love interest(Eden, Hunter, Adrianna, Courtney anyone?) and Marisa seems to be the most promising yet. I had the idea that Noah should really be marrying a Caroline Spencer type heiress but so far Noah keeps being paired with nobodies.
Usually Bell's "back from the dead" stories involved the audience knowing the character was still alive(Katherine, Victor, Sheila, Paul etc.) Although I think Bell was partially or indirectly responsible for Days' Brook Hamilton/Stephanie Woodruff's back from the dead story in which the character burnt their own fingerprints off.