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  1. OLTL Tribute Thread

    1999 was a hazy year for writing teams. ABC initially tried to keep it discrete that McTavish had been removed (again) as head writer of All My Children. Word started leaking, and ABC confirmed the rumors only after a distinct tonal change started being noticed in AMC's on-air scenes... ABC's official response at that point was that McTavish had been moved to a consultant role for ABC Daytime, and that Agnes Nixon was back leading the AMC team, along with Elizabeth Page and Jean Passanante. Rumor was that McTavish had been out AMC's door as early as March, and that she at some point after that began co-writing OLTL with Phelps, to see if it was going to be a good fit. In their eventual announcement of McTavish becoming OLTL's HW, ABC said she had been "consulting" on the show.
  2. Soap Stars - Where are they now?

    And how life imitates art: This is figuratively the second time Lindsay's "husband" moved on from her to Chrishell (Cara / Jake / Amanda).
  3. Shortest Wait Between Roles?

    1986: Louise Sorel's wrap-up of her first run as Augusta Lockridge on Santa Barbara continued to air for a few episodes after her debut as OLTL's Judith Sanders. I watched both back-to-back at the time, and I remember how weird that was!
  4. Santa Barbara Discussion Thread

    For the record... Davies does not identify as gay, has been married to a woman - and I believe is in a longterm relationship with a woman presently. But when it's the 80's, and you're spending almost a year touring other parts of the world, just you & your hunky co-star together... sometimes on a boat.... and it's the 80's... I've read that "article" before. It's just so preposterous. I'm guessing that this writer is French? The "quotes" are painfully fictional or at minimum, wildly misinterpreted...
  5. Santa Barbara Discussion Thread

    Well, duh! ;-) I would just add the word "officially," to that... And unofficially, this means that all 3 Mason Capwells enjoyed the company of men - allegedly. Btw, love Gordon Thompson, and agree with his assessment of the culturally-vacant Dynasty 2.0... P.S. - Just finished reading the entire article... what a wonderful, enlightening interview!
  6. Loving/The City Discussion Thread

    That whole Dane Hammond / covert operation was right when Paul started, though Louie had been mentioning him to Kate shortly before then (lamenting his "mob lifestyle"). Peluso was already back as Ava when they met, and of course she initially disliked him & objected to him being around her family home due to his shady past... ;-)
  7. Loving/The City Discussion Thread

    Paul wasn't yet introduced at this point. (I know the clip says 1991 - that's probably true for when it aired in Italy, but it's actually from 1990). Alex & Egypt were in Ava's orbit at this time... though recast Robert Dubac wasn't exactly sizzling the screen with them. He was good enough to wrap up Alex's story, and leave town with Egypt. Paul comes in right about then.
  8. GH: August 2017 Discussion Thread

    An observation: He didn't tell them not to bring it up. He suggested alternative ways of handling it. And one way to show that you respect that it's Erroll's forum and to not undermine him, is to avoid the appearance of directing people away from the board.
  9. Santa Barbara Discussion Thread

    That's not offensive at all. Garland certainly looked enough like Walker to play her sister, and resembled Robin Wright enough to visually fit in as Kelly. (Actually, when you look closely, she's kind of like a cross between the two.) But I think what's most important is that she had the right energy & personality, as well as great chemistry with her co-stars, to succeed in the role. MacArthur was a stop-gap recast - just not memorable, feeling more like a place-holder...... And Eileen Davidson was like an experiment gone wrong - an attempt to reinvent the role. It wasn't necessary, and it was a shame to expend Garland, who had already accomplished winning over viewers... a tough thing to do, considering who originated the part.
  10. Santa Barbara Discussion Thread

    Robin Strand... Did a ton of prime time episodic work in the 80's. He was a main cast member of Berrenger's, one of NBC's short-lived entries into prime time soaps.
  11. Santa Barbara Discussion Thread

    Lynn Harbaugh played Lisa on Y&R... I didn't initially think of them as resembling each other. Now looking closely, I see that there's something with the eyes. But Lynn had this Stevie Nicks / Gypsy vibe... What would have been better is if they'd found Carrington Garland about 9 months sooner - and kept her about 16 months longer!
  12. OLTL Tribute Thread

    There's a big gray area at ABC for 1999... McTavish was ghost-writing OLTL for some period of time, while she was still being credited as HW of All My Children - a return stint that, btw, featured what I'd describe as some of her most idiotic work. What started it all was that, though they tried to keep it all quiet, Agnes Nixon returned to AMC after an acrimonious split from the network in late 97. (There was even a tonal shift you could see on-screen, that made you think "this is McTavish?) We knew there was no way that McT and Nixon were working together at that time, and from the looks of things, Nixon had likely been back as early as February. When word leaked about the changes at AMC, ABC confirmed it, but went out of their way to say that McTavish had not been fired - and that she was "consulting" for other programs. Her name came off the AMC credits around May of 1999. A couple of months later, they officially announced her as the new HW of OLTL. I think her name started appearing on OLTL's credits late-Summer to September at latest... It's open for interpretation what McTavish was doing in the Spring & early Summer, but my guess would be OLTL.
  13. Most Iconic Characters of All Time (by each soap)

    I love the character-mashing here, lol.... Stacey Forbes & Lily Slater, and Cooper Alden & Trucker McKenzie! Now if we could only get photos.... ;-)
  14. Loving/The City Discussion Thread

    Gwen was involved with Jeremy at the time; there was no indication of spite from her toward Stacy... Gwen's sole reason for the murders was that they were "Loving" gestures to spare people from their pain. She even (as "Trisha," of course) tried but failed to kill herself by clogging the exhaust on her car... which coincidentally threw off viewers as to who the culprit was. Michael Weatherly left Loving before the Loving murders. He then returned / appeared briefly on The City to have Cooper reunite with Steffi and facilitate AH's exit from the show. Casey dies a hero - he kicked his drug habit many months before PAS left the show. Casey actually helped take down the drug ring in Corinth. A sting operation happened, things went haywire and Casey was shot. He died in Ally's arms, staring into her eyes. His last words were, "when I look at you, I see forever."
  15. Loving/The City Discussion Thread

    Tudor was open to returning and they wanted her back. I do think Savage was a very good recast for the time she was there, but not so great that she'd gain ownership over Tudor. I thought Albers was a very good actor, but wasn't a great fit for the role. I couldn't buy that this was the same man once married to Ava. He didn't seem mature enough, and perhaps Albers was too young for the part. He was supposed to be Trisha's older bother, as well as Jack's peer / friend / cousin. They ignored that connection - maybe because it wouldn't have played well. The writing at the time didn't help: With the uber-preppy characterization and all those damn sweaters, I feel like he was Corinth's version of Fresh Prince's Carlton Banks. And there were so many Curtis Aldens! I remember liking Linden Ashby, Curtis #2, who did fall in love with and marry Roya Megnot's Ava. He had a similar vibe to Marcantel, but was a little more spoiled rich college boy than Marcantel's spoiled rich awkward boy. He married on-screen cousin Susan Walters (Lorna) in 1986, and followed her exit from the show. They've been together ever since.... #3, insta-recast Burke Moses, was physically way different than Ashby. But I also really liked him - a little more knight in shining armor. Too bad they married him off with Judith Hoag's Lotty. As for Norma, I think she just kind of faded out of the story after the Rick Alden murder mystery ended.