It almost seems like a such a minor detail of mainly Chelsea being mad at Adam for maybe two episodes tops "I know you and Sage were close why weren't you honest with me about at least boinking each other one once!" to the next episode being "Oh Adam I forgive you, I know you you're here with me now and since you obviously ended up choosing me let's move on and promise me the next time you plan to die, just let me know first you're still alive!"
Hartley and Egan have chemistry and I like Adam and Chelsea these days, but its so much better to watch them fight together than trying to fight between themselves. Adam and Chelsea should be the outsider, wild card duo to be reckoned with as opposed to trying to write them as a tortured couple like Cruz and Eden or even Luis and Sheridan.
I don't think I even understand the whole Noah/Marisa/Luca story at all. I actually like Marisa and Luca together based off their chemistry but they keep pushing Noah and Marisa as endgame. However it was a nice chem test between Luca and Summer, at least Summer would finally have an interesting story.
Can't be too long now before the baby swap story is over now. What was the point of it? Not even a scene of Anderson torturing Sage or Nick by giving them a lobotomy? Even Pratt's lost his own Melrose touch with this story.
Would Chelsea even care when she learns that Christian is Adam's son?
What a pleasant surprise to see this full week up on this thread! THANK YOU so much!
-I had forgotten that Luan had her own separate daughter, so sad the first mention of Keemo in over a decade during the Marco story was a sideswipe joke at the entire story. -Actually, I would have enjoyed if Diana Barton's Mari Jo ended up being a mainstay on Y&R as the town vixen/villainess. Unlike Phyllis, Mari Jo was much more level-headed, calm, and collected yet was held an icy demeanor and always looked at the bigger picture for her schemes. -Early Phyllis was fun and it's interesting to see them. Of course looking back there's many shades of Sheila going with Phyllis, but I also see shades of Leanna Love too thrown in as well especially once Phyllis gets on her soap box. -I believe that is still Marita DeLeon as Joani I can tell by the voice but she still has big '80s hair here which also threw me off for a sec too, -I laughed out loud when Lauren asked Mary "Does that include me?" and Mary gave her a nasty glare in response. -It's too bad there was a lot of story isolation at the time. I know Sharon and Dru became friends later on but it's too bad they didn't connect during this same period as both were going through the same problem. -Stephanie Simmons had ZERO personality. -Finally, it's so nice to remember the old Newman family and they way they were back then. Despite their own personal problems and tensions, there was a lot of warmth between them back then because at least they genuinely cared for each other, just didn't see eye to eye. It's nice to see the old Victor we loved, sure he was jackass but at least he still had respect and knew his boundaries. Hope seems to be the one woman Victor allowed to go her own way without trying to intervene.
I've heard Luca and Summer are going to get involved next week but it was still indeed awkward.
If it was indeed Dr. Anderson who dies I almost kind of wished they had stretched it a little more to at least lead to a whodunit of sorts but the story has been so unnecessary and in bad taste. If Pratt remembered his Melrose history he could have simply had written a story about Nick cheating on Sage, Sage and Sharon teaming up out of revenge for all the heartache Nick has caused and left Nick for dead like Patrick Muldoon's Richard Hart character.
On the flip-side I was wondering about Y&R prime time episodes as I know as of five prime-time eps that aired in 1994, 1995, two in 1996 and 1998. I've heard a couple others rumored but don't specifically remember them airing in prime-time. I think Doug Shaughnessy wanted to do another but was turned down and stated to SOD they couldn't do another because of previous low ratings performances. The ad below advertises the 3/10/1998 one which was for Y&R's anniversary that year in which Nikki infamously interrupted Victor and Diane's dinner with Nick, Sharon, and Victoria to their amusement to beg for forgiveness for intervening in their marriage but say she and and Josh wanted a baby themselves right before Nikki and Josh were gunned down by Veronica. Also had the climax of Neil and Dru confronting each other with each other's lies if I recall right:
Adam and Chelsea are the show's most tortured couple and although Hartley and Egan have some nice chemistry I hate they're just on autopilot going through the same cycle of events again and again.
I agree Conwell should be back to shake things up for that dullsome story for Neil, Hilary, and Devon. I can't believe they still write for Billy and Victoria as a couple, are there any fans of them left?
It's funny though that Lauren felt it was in her best interest keep her affair to Brad, serving up Scott with divorce papers, and Sheila being alive away from Chrstine right after he died. While the flip side Sheila was the one more mournful and saddened by the death of someone she loved, while Lauren viewed back at settling for Scott as being third best after Brad and Paul. Almost makes you wonder who you should root for, which is why I think Sheila could have easily turned into a long term villainess/antagonistic woman on the show without going over the top. Of course we would have had an a scene with Jill telling Sheila that her [!@#$%^&*] does indeed stink....
Didn't the Somalia fall into turmoil that occur that week between "Black Hawk Down" and soldiers bodies being dragged down the streets? That could have pre-empted Y&R that week; I knew Days had been pre-empted by NBC News coverage of Waco that same year so I could see something similar occurring to Y&R.
In any case thanks for sharing although it is a odd that we have Sheila returning back to town with Miles and Margret from from Paul & Christine's summer love story getting married in the background not to mention it is on the heels of Victor returning to town alive and well. However, I see now that Sheila and the background music beat Kimberly's sudden return from the dead and similar background music by six months on Melrose Place. Too bad we didn't get to see Sheila run down Brad or Traci with an red wig on to incriminate Lauren...
Probably because those stars started off in one terrible soap role but made it big in another? Tylo was awful as Marina on Days, Frantz was horrific on Sunset Beach, Jacob Young's first run on B&B and his childish diva antics back then were embarrassing, and Texas Battle was baaaad when he first started.
Just look at Sharon Case between ATWT and Y&R the difference between her acting is night and day.
I remember Christian when he was on Charmed for a few episodes as one of Piper's many Season 1 boyfriends(before Leo became a regular in Season 2) and he was godawful in the role, but at least his hair was better and more like like '97 ATWT hair than anything else.
ATWT: Katie Peretti, I actually surprised PJ didn't mention her. She has to be one of the most selfish, obnoxious, egotistical heroines ever. She didn't deserve a happy ending, and the only good Chris' we got were Paul Kover and Bailey Chase the rest were awful. B&B: Ridge Forrester--Like McDonald's, 99 billion served, 99 billion disappointed,,,,
Days: Dr. Daniel(was he popular?) Austin and Carrie, Rex and Mimi
GL: Harley after 2005 or so, Lucy Cooper, Nick Spaulding, Marina and I suppose there's a lot more in there somewhere but don't come to mind right now.
Interesting I didn't realize that Ellen Dolan was the first Morgan Graves I must have missed those eps when it aired on SoapNet I found the character insufferable even though she was suppose to be an overly antagonistic DA towards first Felicia then to Cass, Stacey, and later Donna.