The World Of Oakdale is pulling out all the stops this February as its inaugural sweeps period begins. Executive Producer and Headwriter Dusty Alford has the scoop:
Henry has this gerat idea of coming up with his own TV station to rival WOAK. Katie just sees Henry as using her to be able to get the money by selling the gym and holding a Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction. But Henry has some serious motivations behind all of this, and those motives will soon come out. Mike will r
Will tracks down Gwen and apologizes for upsetting her, but makes mention that they both have very busy lives now and he thinks they should just get adjusted to ther new jobs before they get serious again like they were. Gwen is uncontrollably angry with Will, and again..runs off.
Nick pulls Carly to the side at the Threadz office and interrogates her about Jennifer. He soon learns that Mike and Jennifer were once married and that now, she's having an on-again/off-again romance wi
That's right folks. You're not imagining. Daytime diva Arianne Zuker has been cast to play the contract role of Roxie, a mysterious young woman with connections to an Oakdale vet.
Zuker, who played a mjaor role on DOOL for almost eight years, had been offered so many roles, but when the producers and the writer made her an enticing offer to join the cast of THE WORLD OF OAKDALE, she just couldn't resist.
Zuker will first appear on Feb. 13th.
It only took a few weeks for TPTB at The World Of Oakdale to realize they had seriously messed up hiring Jordan Woolley for the new role of "Nick Kasnoff".
"He was new to the acting world. He had no experience whatsoever. But when we screen-tested him, he seemed 'okay'. Not good...but 'okay' ", says TWOO Executive Producer and Headwriter Dusty Alford. "With a few calls here and there, we were able to find the perfect person for the role and we look forward to what Jeff [Hephner] can bring to
Will has just got off of work at Metro and Gwen has just gotten off of work also. The two talk about where their lives are taking them and how busy they've been lately. Will suggests that they take a "break" and Gwen runs off, highly upset. Emma calls Meg back to the house. She apologizes for her actions the other day and Meg forgives her. Meg again apologizes for her part in keeping the truth away from Jennifer, and Emma says that while she knows Meg's intentions were good, it still doesn't cha
Bob comes in with several nurses and tells a frantic Sierra and Lily to wait outside. Eventually, Bob comes back out and says that Lucinda's having a reaction to one of the anitibiotics and they're going to have to put her under close watch, but she should be fine. Sierra and Lily call in Holden, Meg, and Luke, as all five gather around Lucinda's bed, praying for a full recovery. Hal calls Jack in and sets him up at The Alley Cat, a small little nightclub on the edge of town. He says another dep
Lucinda and Luke talk some more once they get to the house. Luke calls up his friend Bart, who comes over with some weed. Luke is hesitant at first, but eventually starts to smoke it. Luke starts gagging and becomes infuriated with himself. He tells Bart to beat it as Luke cries to himself that he doesn't know what's wrong with himself.
Lucinda, Sierra, and Lily are all together as Lucinda comes in for her surgery. Bob comes out and tells the girls that their mother is fine and resting comfor
Lucinda talks to Luke about his alcohol problem and says that nothing would make the family happier than if Luke put down the bottle for good. Luke thanks his grandmother for her guidance and they head back to the house. Andy talks about his newfound friendship with Emily as Kim becomes overwhelmed the hold that Stweart women have over Hughes men, but keeps quiet to avoid ruinig a special moment with her son. Across town, Hal gets a visit from Susan at the station, as she asks for his
Luke gets upset and leaves. He goes and buys some alcohol. He then proceeds to sit down on a park bench, just about to open his newly bought bottle of rum...when Lucinda walks by. Emily is hurt by her mother's accusations and tells Susan that her and Andy are just good friends, to mind her own business and also tells her to quit worrying so much. Susan refuses, but Emily just walks away, leaving Susan infuriated. Hal sets Jack up on a case involving a prostitution ring right in Oakdal
Dusty tells Jennifer that NewBreed has offered her a job as Vice President and Head Designer of "Threadz", the new clothing line. Jennifer is ecstatic, but gets caught up in the moment and ends up kissing Dusty. Lisa can't believe that her son is dead and Nancy consoles her by telling Lisa that she's blessed to have Tom, who would walk through fire for her. Lily and Lucinda have a heart to heart and beign discussing Luke. Lily says that if Luke doesn't stop acting out, they might send
Word has it that an actor has been chosen for the part of "Heath" but no names are being released at this point.
Zach Roerig ("Casey") has been released from the show. His last airdate is said to be unknown at this time.
Jen goes to the Street Jeans office and begins to clear out her stuff, wondering what would have happened if Street Jeans had not been bought out by Worldwide. She can't believe that NewBreed Fashion is dissolving her company. Dusty comes in and tells Jen to stop packing up her stuff.
Carly asks Gwen to come by so they can talk. Gwen and Carly talk about the possibility that they may have jobs working for NewBreed Fashion's new clothing line. Carly brings up Gwen's living arrangeme
Paul is shocked when James tells him of his plan. He agrees to help his father, but alone, tells himself that he will never fall for his father's schemes again and claims to have the upper hand in the situation. James soon returns with a guard's uniform and releases Paul from his cell. Things look if'y when a guard catches the two and asks where James plans on taking the prisoner. James comes up with an excuse and the two look to be in the clear until they come face to face with Barba
Andy asks Emily out on a date.
Maddie surprises Henry with a house.
Gwen has some interesting news for Will.
Ben bumps into a mysterious stranger that offers him a better life.
Meg and Dusty spend the night together, but neither of them remember it.
Lucinda and Lily have a heart to heart...and Luke overhears the wrong end of it.
Street Jeans is a thing of the past as NewBreed Fashion presents an all new clothing line.
James helps his son out of prison, but neither of them ar
James goes to the prison and taunts his son again for most probably having to spend the rest of his life behind bars...unless he joins forces with his father. Paul refuses, but James asserts that the longer he runs from his true destiny to be a Stenbeck, the stronger his destiny will become. Paul eventually gives in and agrees to help his father, but asks James what exactly he is signing up for and James tells his son that he has the luck of being the one to help Barbara fall in love
Meg meets a man at Metro. While he talks of being dumped at the altar, she talks about recently being dumped, also. The two bond and share a kiss just as Dusty walks in. Dusty goes over and introduces himself to the man and yells at him to scram. Meg is beyond horrified and extremely upset. She asks him what he's doing, and Dusty just replies that he's saving her the trouble of runing another meaningless relationship.
After AA, Andy talks to Emily and she fills him in on Paul. Andy
*Oakdale Digest has learned that TWOO is currently casting the role of "Heath Clayborn", a character with past romantic ties to one Oakdaleian. New HW Dusty says, "He will definitely figure into the teen scene."
*Not only is the show casting for the role of "Heath", but a mystery woman is being cast. Mystery, not because of character traits, but because nothing is known about her character at this time...just that her role will not debut for a while. Oakdale Digest promises to let you know th
James takes Barbara to the top of a cliff, where he has payed for a string orchestra and has set up a candlelight dinner. Barbara thinks of pushing James off the cliff at first, but notices something different about him...he actually acts like he cares for her. The bliss is ended however when James brings up Paul and the two argue about their son and his sanity. Barbara leaves in a huff, unaware that James has plans for her.
Lisa finds Bob just egtting off of work and asks if he ca
A little late here, but the blowoff to Maison Blanche was incredible and probably my favorite episodes overall. The hurricane, the fire, Roman saving John and Marlena, Tony going blind. Stefano escaping with Hope, but their boat tipping over. John, who had run after Stefano, finding Hope and carrying her to the first light he saw ... which happened to be Bo's and Billie's hotel room where they're about to do it for the first time.
John barges in with the unconscious Hope and Billie's the first to see her. The look on her face was amazing. Everything she had fought for, a decent life, Bo, just blew up right there because this person looks a whole lot like Hope.
I enjoyed the Susan storyline when it aired, but it was pretty much the end. John had been so dumbed down he was braindead. I couldn't watch the Jonesy stuff when it aired. So demeaning to such a great character as Vivian.
I'm sure the story got changed many times given what we saw on TV, but I've always wondered what the original intention for Jordan Stark was. All of Bay City was invited to the costume party at the top of a skyscraper. I wonder if TPTB originally wanted to bring back a character like Ryan as the masked Jordan Stark. The other thing about the beginning of the Lumina story was that Jordan Stark had a young sidekick named Zak Wilder. Initially, I thought the show was going to do some Batman and Robin crime fighter storyline with Stark and Wilder. That would have been better than the time traveling picture ending we got. Remember in the party scenes, they had Joe Barbara play Jordan Stark with the mask on his face before they cast the role.
That's my problem with JT as Billy: his performance is utterly joyless.
He can act, that's not the problem. And Billy has gone through so many versions by now that I can accept his "not being the same character".
But every time he is on screen there is no spark, no energy, no joy of acting. It is not nearly at the level of cashing a paycheck but there is definitely a sense of not finding inspiration at all in the scripts and the character. And it is really not good if I can tell from the other side of the screen.
Can I blame him entirely? Well, no. Billy has been written awfully. But the reason I would probably favor BM a bit over JT is that at least BM had energy, a sense of giving it his all even when we later found out he hated the material.
In both cases, Billy was often poorly written and overexposed and unsympathetic.
But JT, for reasons I can't put my finger on, is just depressing to watch and hard to figure out what he is doing, if anything. Does anyone have a sense of who he thinks Billy is as a person, beyond whoever he is sleeping with at a given time?
I didn't always like what BM was doing and I understand why people might find his acting style annoying but at least I was watching someone act his a** out and really that should be the minimum I expect of him.