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  1. edgeofnik

    Days: Promo

    The benefit of having 6 months of episodes done - they can share so much with little to lose because the core viewers are there, so anything to get the lost/casual viewers to tune in is smart. And, gosh the Julie/Hernadi vendetta is utilized so well here. I love they haven't softened Julie where those monsters are concerned. I'll make sure to stream that batch of episodes. SSH still has it.
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    Y&R November 2018 Discussion Thread

    Sony/CBS HR and Legal Departments thought otherwise....
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    Y&R November 2018 Discussion Thread

    Actually, The KL episode was only featured Jill/Val for the first 20 minutes - after that it featured other characters. I remember when I saw it in repeats a few years ago that it was highly unusual. You're right - it was incredibly done - very intense and dark but it worked because of the two actors and the characters' history. KL should've never gotten rid of TA - she was fantastic. I could see something similar with Y&R with an attempted murder/hostage situation.
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    Y&R November 2018 Discussion Thread

    A 2-character episode would be tough for 1-hour show, but I see nothing wrong with trying it - they have to produce 250+ episodes a year. It would definitely work on B&B. Dark Shadow usually had 4 or 5 actors daily, but again 30 minutes. I can't imagine what the circumstance would be where 2 characters would have enough to say in one episode that would actually move the story forward. It seems like it would be more of retrospective type situation. I imagine it'll be some combination with Jack/Victor/Nikki/Sharon stuck somewhere. It has to be two actors who've been onscreen for a long time because it's going to have to rely on some flashbacks. So that would eliminate JT/GT and the logical combinations (Vicky/Nick) based on their character's history.
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    Y&R October 2018 Discussion Thread

    Yep. I was fully expecting a guilt-ridden, defeated Ashley being exiled by her family. This was a very satisfying exit. I thought the episodes leading to and following the big reveal were quite well-done. Ashley leaves being a recognized equal to Victor/Jack. I still wish they'd tried rekindling CAsh - ED/DG had chemistry before she left for DAYS and that could've solved the ED is "too difficult" to pair issue. As if PB is easy, but that never stopped them from trying.
  6. Like they really needed to show that Aunt Jack is a bully to get the point across that Ashley was pushed to extremes. So now Abby/Traci wake up? C'mon. This will be a thing for like 3 days and then ED is gone? Actually, It would've been better if this document reveal was used to bring Ashley BACK on canvas. The documents are discovered in a few months and Ashley comes back to fight for what's hers. I just realized that both longrunning S/L - JT/Jack Paternity - are both peaking/ending in the next couple of weeks. What's next? Nobody cares are Tessa's payoff, Lame jail is limited due to CK and it's too soon for audience to get invested in anything Rosales. I suppose Dummer could be preggers with Billy's kid, but that's like 2 days worth of drama since Philly are done.
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    Y&R October 2018 Discussion Thread

    I wholeheartedly agreed. I loved that Ashley ripped Jack and everyone at the breakfast. The only person at the table who has a right to be 100% mad is Abby - because she was used. Dina, Billy and Kyle all have sins. And then there's Traci, who still can't admit that her silence last Christmas set this thing in motion. The fact that Traci also has not ripped into Kyle is appalling, but it kind of plays into the whole gender bias - it's easier for Traci to forgive the men, but not a woman. However, I do understand why the writers have everyone against Ashley - because Ashley needs to feel isolated because it's the only way to explain what will happen with ED's status.
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    Y&R October 2018 Discussion Thread

    The fact that I've watched 3 straight episodes (Fri-Tue) after only watching 3 the past 6 months says something. ED just killed it and the writing for her was solid, except for the tantrum with Traci/Abby. Ash was right to rip Traci about the fact that she didn't lecture/chastise Aunt Jack about putting in the Blood Clause. That's exactly when Traci should've stepped in and stopped the madness. Ash has 30 years of Aunt Jack using her paternity against her and bullying her. I still loved that John never knew, but even if he did - it wouldn't have mattered. Anyway, for a S/L that had a bizarre start, tepid middle, it has resulted in one of the best payoffs in years. Oh and props to making Nikki the wise one - the $1 thing was hilarious. I'll admit that tying these four characters that have much onscreen/real history/bad blood was a good idea.
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    Y&R October 2018 Discussion Thread

    I decided to stream Friday (US). I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. And, yes, ED killed it. And knowing everything Ashley has been through with Jack (remember he blackmailed her out of the CEO chair after he discovered her paternity decades ago, the blood clause, etc), it's not inconceivable, she'd do this so he could understand how she felt. I actually like the actress who plays Lola - she's much better than the untrained SSM newbies. Looking forward to Monday (US).
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    Y&R October 2018 Discussion Thread

    Of course, people would rip Lola because she actually is taking control of her life and career. We know self-made, independent women are the kiss-of-death on soap. It's funny because Dummer should actually be more Lola, but she's been reduced to a thirsty, blackmailing man-stealer.
  11. Agreed. The way Ashley's secret was publicly exposed and then Jack putting in the blood-clause, which only affected his one sibling, was devastating to her. We know Ashley is more than qualified to run Jabot. But it was more than that - Ashley's legacy from John was in many way stolen from her. Jack blackmailed Ashley out of the CEO chair decades ago because of her paternity secret. Ash gave up the chair because of her love for John, but Jack didn't care. Ironic. Even recently, it wasn't beyond Jack to conspire with Victoria to set Ashley up and out of Newman. Considering Ashley has been around Jack and Victor her entire life, it's not a stretch. I have zero sympathy for Jack.
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    Days: RIP Peggy McCay

    When did she last appear on DAYS? I wonder if she taped scenes (holidays?) that are in the can. And the character definitely deserves a proper death/sendoff. (I hope no soap ever does what B&B did with DC. Iconic vets should be given an appropriate ending on the show.) I always liked her - thought she was underappreciated and completely shined, especially since she was saddled with a horrible actor for years. I was so P.O.'d when Caroline was 'killed' off during the whole fakeout because they should've killed Shawn instead. She lived an amazing and full life, it's better to celebrate her life than to be sad.
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    Y&R October 2018 Discussion Thread

    Doris with her sanctimonious "Girl' and judgmental attitude can stay hidden - especially since she refused Victor's gracious offer to get her to the best surgeons.
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    Y&R October 2018 Discussion Thread

    @Faulkner I'm down to one episode a month, so I don't really know, except what I read in recaps and boards re: KSJ. I do wonder if some of Bryton's contracted episodes were taken up when Devon had to 'fill-in' for Neil during the big Newman PR crisis a few months ago. That could explain Devon's absence lately. Honestly, after having Neil kidnap and drug Hilary for those months - a horrible S/L choice - I could never accept the fact that Neil didn't get brought up on criminal charges and was so quickly forgiven by everyone. So having him support Devon is hollow anyway.
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    Y&R October 2018 Discussion Thread

    Honestly, I think KSJ was on his way out until his medical issue last year. It's significantly more complicated to terminate because he was under contract at the time. As far as his appearances, his availability could be related to his treatment/health rather than the writing.
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