One episode equals one day? And the increase in pace that would entail.
Didn’t Lynn Marie Latham try something similar when she was Head Writer and Executive Producer?
Without seeing the whole interview, I can’t assess the whole picture but I wouldn’t be surprised if Y&R starts to resemble a more ‘glammed up’ British soap, in terms of pacing and whatnot, because Mal Young may have been in the US for nearly 15 years now but he got his writing and production education in the UK where 22-27 minute soaps could represent a day.
So, for example, expansive scenes that are played out over several acts or conversations split between scenes will be few and far between, I would guess.
And I remember a source of frustration a few years ago amongst people over characters appearing in 3-4 locations in one episode. Under this one episode, one day shift, depending on how many characters feature in an episode, that may become the norm.
Again, I’d have to see the full interview to make a more informed assessment/prediction.
Question: So John didn't know that Ashley was his daughter at the time he died? I keep thinking there may have been a scene leading up to his exit where it was implied he always suspected that Ashley wasn't his but he always loved her as if she was his flesh and blood. Idk, if not that'd be a nice twist after all these years.