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Just stumbled upon this via a Twitter post. It's a podcast interview someone conducted with JFP earlier this year. She talks a lot about her start in daytime and the various shows she's Executive Produced. https://anchor.fm/soapoperaroyalty/episodes/JILL-FARREN-PHELPS-ebr1bj For those who don't want to listen, here's a quick recap of some main points I wrote down: She says she started as a casting assistant at GL before became a production assistant there Then she went over to GH to became the musical director at GH, and then SB - and then moved up to producing at SB Talks a lot about Cruz and Eden at SB in the beginning She says her Emmy wins at SB were due to SB being a "different" show that didn't "play by any rules" She says that she thinks a story like Eden's rape on SB could never be done today She talks about Maureen Bauer's death on GL - she takes responsibility for it, but says she "researched" this decision a lot, and the "research" said the audience was indifferent to the character. She says the writing of the story made people care "too much about the character," so when they killed her, the audience was "out of its mind". Goes on to say this was a "teaching" moment for her - IMO, she tries to victimize herself here a bit, and the backlash from Maureen's death still stings her in some way Continues to say she didn't kill Frankie Frame on AW as she was already out the door - she doesn't say her name, but pretty much blames Margaret DePriest for this and the way it was written She defends the John/Felicia affair story on AW... On OLTL, she says Erika Slezak and her had a lot of "trust" between them Talks a bit about her Emmy wins and what they mean... Not much was said about her GH tenure strangely, but the interviewer didn't have any specific questions She said Hollywood Heights was brutal work, but she had fun (that's where she and the interviewer worked together) On Y&R, she said the mandate from CBS was to "bring it into this century." She said CBS and Sony felt the show, its look, and its sound were "outdated"; She praised the Delia death story... She says the decline in soaps over the past 20 years is due to people having life changes (more women going to work, people losing the habit); She says the search for "younger viewers" did a disservice to the people actually watching the soaps Typical OJ excuse for the loss of the soap audiences also talked about She says loved all of the shows she EP'd, but there was one she wouldn't name that she said she didn't love as much due to where she was in her life... She singled-out the beginning of her time at GL as a piece of work she was particularly proud of - the writers (Curlee/Demorest/Reilly/Broderick) were't mentioned by name but she praised them as "extraordinary"; She LOVED the Blackout week on GL She says Gloria Monty never remembered her name and called her "Jane" when she was musical director at GH, bur she learned a lot from watching her She praised Steven Bochco a little too much and says she tried to bring things she watched on his shows on the shows she produced... Says she would love to bring Santa Barbara back if she could bring back any of the cancelled soaps she worked on She felt like she had unfinished business at AW and didn't get to do a lot of what she wanted there; She called JER's (or 'Jimmy Reilly' as she affectionately called him) work at DAYS "brilliant", but she said she refused pressure from NBC to steer AW into the direction he had taken DAYS in She says she would like to be remembered for being "fearless" and "courageous" and for encouraging others to be that way, and also being a "good boss"
Written by: Nick M Camella is With Trinity at the Davis household. CAMELLA: So that article you wrote is on point, Trinity. TRINITY: Happy that you dig it. CAMELLA: It was real. Proud of you getting’ real with America. TRINITY: I just hope it makes people think. CAMELLA: It sadly won’t make too many white people think. They will try and block it out. TRINITY: You think it’s that cynical? CAMELLA: Fo sho. These cops are not stoppin’. TRINITY: Sure doesn’t seem like. CAMELLA: They aren’t. There was just another shooting of an unarmed black teen down in Texas. TRINITY: Sickening. CAMELLA: Almost like a race war. The more things change the more they stay the same for us. TRINITY: Have any positive news? CAMELLA: Well, there is a party going on that we should go to. TRINITY: I don’t know if I feel like partying. CAMELLA: Oh come on it will be fun. We can get our drink on. TRINITY: Fine because I know you will bug me until we go! Meanwhile, Downstairs: Eartha has arrived home. Malik and Morris are sitting down having some beers. MALIK: Hi mom. EARTHA: Hey guys…that is not a beer is it… MORRIS: It’s not going to hurt him. EARTHA: He is underage. MALIK: Please do not start a fight about this. Eartha gives Morris a dirty look. Morris uses the moment to take a swig of his beer. MALIK: I will be twenty one very soon. EARTHA: I won’t be the Debbie downer. MALIK: Thank you. Eartha hastily walks upstairs. She has a flashback: Young Eartha is with Young Morris . He is having a beer while she drinks a bottle of water. YOUNG EARTHA: Must be nice to be the older man on campus getting to drink whatever you want? YOUNG MORRIS: You wouldn’t even like this beer. YOUNG EARTHA: True, but it’s about the freedom. YOUNG MORRIS: Well, you are almost my age. Almost legal. YOUNG EARTHA: Then we can party together! YOUNG MORRIS: If that’s what you want. YOUNG EARTHA: It is. They kiss. YOUNG EARTHA: Loosen up. Why are you stiff? YOUNG MORRIS: The beer should loosen me up soon. YOUNG EARTHA: You should be chill with me already. If this is about our relationship, I told you we are official. YOUNG MORRIS: I know. It’s all good. Don’t worry. He kisses her again. YOUNG EARTHA: I’m not worried. Eartha comes back down to the present. -- Reva and Josh get home. Reva is still in pain and walking sorely. REVA: It’s the sh*ts getting old, Joshua. I am so sore already. Tomorrow I probably won’t even be able to move. JOSH: I will do whatever I can to help Jack walks in. He sees that Reva is in pain. JACK: Hello…something wrong? REVA: I am in pain and the pills have not kicked in yet. JACK: What happened? JOSH: Someone tried to kill her. JACK: What?! REVA: A car sped right at me earlier today. JACK: That’s crazy. JOSH: Would you happen to know who would do something like that? JACK: Wait…you don’t think this had something to do with me do you? Josh stares down Jack… -- Elijah has arrived at the Manning house. Blair opens up. BLAIR: Hi officer, I hope this has something to do with the charges I tried to press against Reva Shayne? ELIJAH: This does have something to do with Reva but not about charges against her. BLAIR: What is she up to now? You know she attacked me at the store today! ELIJAH: Oh yeah? BLAIR: Yes. She is too much. ELIJAH: You wouldn’t have happened to try and get revenge did you? BLAIR: Just what are you getting at Officer Smith? ELIJAH: Someone tried to run over Reva with a car. Camella and Trinity arrive at the party. TRINITY: I am not going to like this. CAMELLA: Please stop complaining. TRINITY: I don’t like being around a lot of people. Let alone drunk people just stumbling around and being obnoxious. CAMELLA: You are being over dramatic. This is one of the cool parties. I know the people. They walk near some coolers. CAMELLA: Grab a beer. TRINITY: No thanks. CAMELLA: Well grab me one then, please. Trinity gets one for her. Zacks teenage step brother Rourke is also there. He sees Camella. ROURKE: Hey you, long time no see. CAMELLA: Rourke, how is life on the north side? ROURKE: The same as ever. TRINITY: How do you two know each other? ROURKE: She use to come to my school. Funny thing is I may be going to your guys school this year. CAMELLA: That will be trouble. TRINITY: What is that smell? ROURKE: Not me, I hope. CAMELLA: I think it is you. Sure smells like weed. Don’t tell me you brought some here! ROURKE: Of course I did! -- Eartha goes back in time again in her memory: Young Eartha is now with Young Elijah . YOUNG ELIJAH: I am so happy you are back in town for a while this summer. YOUNG EARTHA: Really just two weeks before I have to head back. YOUNG ELIJAH: Any time with you will be amazing. It’s been a long year without you. YOUNG EARTHA: I’m sorry to say, but we won’t be spending much time together this summer. YOUNG ELIJAH: What do you mean? I’ve waited so long. YOUNG EARTHA: I don’t know how to tell you this. YOUNG ELIJAH: Tell me what? YOUNG EARTHA: Elijah, you know I love you but I cannot do this to you. YOUNG ELIJAH: Do what? Spit it out! She turns away from him nervously. YOUNG EARTHA: I have to break up with you. YOUNG ELIJAH: What the hell are you talking about? He yanks her back around. YOUNG ELIJAH: Oh my god my worst fear came true didn’t it! You met someone else? Young Eartha starts to tear up and shakes her head yes… Back in the present: Eartha deep sighs… -- At the Lewis Ranch: REVA: This didn’t have anything to do with Jack. I know who was driving that car. JOSH: I am just saying that Jack thinks he is being looked for and someone may have found him here. JACK: I hope not. REVA: Why would they come after me? JOSH: For helping him. JACK: I knew I shouldn’t have moved in here! REVA: No, dammit. Stop this. This wasn’t about Jack. I told you and Elijah who did this. JOSH: But how could you be sure. You only saw the hair. REVA: I saw enough of the hair to know who tried to hit me. JACK: Well what’s with the suspense? Tell me who it was? REVA: It was that b*tch, Blair Manning! -- Elijah is with Blair. BLAIR: This is ridiculous! ELIJAH: I am sorry you feel that way, but her memory of the driver and the description seems to fit you. BLAIR: She could just be saying that. Are you sure she was even almost hit? She seems like the type that could be making that up. ELIJAH: She has been medically examined and is actually hurt. BLAIR: Well I would like to get a lawyer if you are really accusing me of this. ELIJAH: Do you have an alibi? Where were you between 4 and 5? BLAIR: I want to call my lawyer. ELIJAH: I am just asking some questions. If you want to go down to the station that can be arranged. BLAIR: No, no okay. I was visiting my husband at work. ELIJAH: And he can verify that? BLAIR: I’m sure he can. Blair looks on worried… -- At the party: CAMELLA: Why did you have to bring weed? TRINITY: The smell is awful! CAMELLA: I hate it. ROURKE: Don’t be a couple of haters. CAMELLA: I’m not hating. Just sayin. ROUKE: I came here to chill out. TRINITY: Who comes to a PARTY to chill out? ROURKE: Me, bro. TRINITY: Bro? Who is this guy? CAMELLA: He’s an oddball. TRINITY: Tell me about it. CAMELLA: Let’s go drink. TRINITY: I mostly just want to go home. -- Malik walks into his mothers room, Interrupting her memories. MALIK: Mom… EARTHA: Something wrong Malik? MALIK: Just wondering if you want to join me and dad for some pizza and wings? EARTHA: Um, I’ll take you up on that offer, actually. MALIK: Great. They go downstairs Eartha sits next to Morris. Morris smiles… -- At the ranch: JACK: Todd’s wife did this? REVA: It had to be her. JACK: This is going to make my new job awkward. JOSH: You got hired at the newspaper? JACK: I did! REVA: Congratulations. I just hope Todd is not as bad as his wife. JOSH: I am happy to hear you got a job though. JACK: Maybe I’ll be out of your hair in no time. REVA: No hurry. JACK: If it really was Blair tho, I hope she is taken down. REVA: I hope she is being arrested as we speak. -- Todd arrives home to see Elijah with Blair. TODD: Blair why is a police officer here? BLAIR: He thinks I did something absurd. TODD: What do you think she did? ELIJAH: She has been identified in a possible attempted murder? Todd chuckles. TODD: You can go. (he points to the door) ELIJAH: This is no laughing matter. Reva Shayne could have been killed. TODD: Reva? ELIJAH: …and I won’t be going until I know if your wife was with you at your job between 4 and 5 PM. TODD: She did come over for a visit. ELIJAH: I hope your cameras there will prove that it was between the time period in question. TODD: I’m sure they will. ELIJAH: If evidence is found you will have to come to the station, Blair. BLAIR: And this time my lawyer will be with me. Call Tea, Todd! Call her now. Elijah exits. BLAIR: Well are you going to call her? TODD: Wait Blair, when you came by my office you wanted me to look up info on Reva Shayne Lewis. Why is that? BLAIR: Certainly not because of this! She looks on… FADE TO BLACK *I do not own any non original character nor any
Written by: Nick M At the café: Zack walks in to see Sam and Trinity there sitting together. ZACK: Are you two still writing for the paper? SAM: Nah, we finished our last article already. We are having a celebratory hot cocoa. ZACK: Hot cocoa? Woah now! Don’t go too hardcore. TRINITY: Hot cocoa is the sh*t. ZACK: The summer flew by. Feels like it just started. SAM: That is so true. ZACK: You know I am trying to get the summer to go out with a bang though. TRINITY: How so? SAM: He wants to have this huge end of the summer bash. ZACK: Yes sir! Tonight! And I hope you two will be coming to it. TRINITY: A little late on the invite. SAM: You have other plans? TRINITY: Nah. I just don’t want to go truthfully. ZACK: Oh come on don’t be boring! TRINITY: I am far from boring. Trust. SAM: I’ll go if Trinity goes. TRINITY: Don’t put all this pressure on me, Sam. ZACK: I’ll give puppy dog eyes if I have to. Zack gives his best go at puppy dog eyes. TRINITY: Oh please stop. I will go if you stop. You look like you are about to burst into a seizure. SAM: Looks like I have a party to get ready for.. -- Marah arrives at her parents ranch. Reva is there. REVA: Hey sweetie. MARAH: Mom. I heard what happened! Thank god you are okay. REVA: Yeah she really wanted to mow me down. MARAH: Dad said that you think it is Lily’s neighbor Blair Manning? REVA: I believe so. MARAH: That is crazy if true. I hope the cops will handle this. REVA: I hope they will as well. I’ve told them that it was her. MARAH: And your ribs are doing okay? REVA: These old bones of mine are sore, but I’ll be fine. I’ve been through much worse. MARAH: That you have. -- Blair meanwhile is arriving home. BLAIR: I swear life in this town is turning into a hassle. She closes the door in a huff. BLAIR: And Todd is always at work. Never here when I need some comfort. She goes through some mail that is on the table. There is also a file that is on the table. BLAIR: He even left some of his work here at home. I just hope he helps me take down Reva Beast. I know she is trying to set me up for this alleged hit and run. What a psycho! Blair walks into a different room in a huff. Zoom in on the file on the table. On the file, it reads: Reva Shayne -- At the Union Creek Chronicle: Todd and Gary are with Luke and Jack TODD: I have a special assignment for you two He points to Luke and Jack. JACK: My first assignment. I have to say I am excited…but nervous too. GARY: Luke here is one of the best we have. He will help you out. LUKE: I hope it is something juicy. I am sick of the fluff pieces. TODD: I need you both to look into the almost hit and run on Reva Shayne that was in the police blotter. I know my wife had nothing to do with it so I want her off the hook. JACK: Now I am more nervous. LUKE: Why is that? JACK: I’ll tell you later. GARY: Help our boss man out. LUKE: We will try. TODD: Good. Jack and Luke walk off. TODD: So can we talk about this info I found out about? I want to know exactly what is up!! GARY: Then come with me. TODD: Come with you where? You know I can’t say I trust you. GARY: This isn’t stranger danger. We have to go now. I know more info too. It is all about to come out… Todd looks on intrigued… At the Café: TRINITY: I should go and get ready for this party. SAM: You really do look fine the way you are now. TRINITY: But still. ZACK: This is perfect. I will see you there then. SAM: At Jaspers house? ZACK: Yup. TRINITY: Where is that? SAM: I’ll give you a ride there. TRINITY: Coo. Zack gets a call from Jasper ZACK: Hey man! Are you pumped for this party or what? I know I am. JASPER: Of course I am bro. Got the house to myself and everything is set up. ZACK: Great. I knew you would come through. JASPER: Let’s get this party started! ZACK: I’ll be right over! -- At the Union Creek Chronicle: Jack and Luke are working together. LUKE: Why are you nervous about looking into this hit and run? JACK: Well you see, this Reva Shayne that was almost hit by the car…I kinda sorta live with her and her husband. LUKE: Oh…wow, but that’s great. You have an inside scoop. JACK: Yeah, but she is so convinced that Todd’s wife was driving the car. I do not want to cause ruffles with her. LUKE: The job of a journalist is never easy in that regard these days. JACK: She has been so nice to meet. LUKE: I understand. You know, this isn’t much of a story they have gave us. They have been giving me these long drawn out stories all summer. I don’t get it. JACK: That sucks. I will take the fluff. I need the practice…or re-practice.. LUKE: I can’t shake the feeling that Gary and Todd are up to something I mean where did they leave to in a hurry? JACK: I have no idea. -- Gary has taken Todd to what seems like an abandoned building of some kind. TODD: And we came here because why? GARY: It is a safe place to meet. TODD: Safe place? Are we in danger that I don’t know about? What the hell are you dragging me into? Pan up to the ceiling of the room. There is a camera watching them… TODD: Look I read your info and the ISA is involved in this somehow. They deal with high profile criminals. GARY: I have no idea why they would want this document. TODD: I don’t know if I believe that…but you said you found some new info. What is it? GARY: It is big. TODD: Just spit it out! GARY: I believe I have located the document. TODD: You know where it is? How? GARY: My source— TODD: --What source? GARY: I have good sources and they have found out who may have this document and where the person who has this document lives. TODD: Okay who and where? GARY: The where is Paradise, New Mexico. The who, is the man in this picture. Gary hands Todd a picture… -- Zack is at Jaspers house for the party. ZACK: How did you get so much booze? JASPER: My older cousin came through! ZACK: This is epic. I am so excited for the first time all summer. JASPER: You needed this didn’t you? ZACK: What I need is for this night to play out in my favor. Zacks happiness fades away ZACK: And this is not a good start. His step brother Rourke walks in. ZACK: What are you doing here? ROURKE: It is a party. You know I love parties. ZACK: Just don’t be annoying. ROURKE: No, no. I leave that to you. Rourke smirks and walks off. Zack then sees Cory arriving outside. ZACK: Who invited these damn people? Zack takes a deep breath and looks at his watch. ZACK: It is okay. It will all be right when Anne shows up. I will make it work tonight. -- Cut to Reva and Marah MARAH: I hope you will be safe. REVA: I can take care of myself, you know that. MARAH: Where is dad? And… Jack? REVA: Your dad is being a gentlemen and doing some grocery shopping and Jack got a job at the Union Creek Chronicle. MARAH: I am not leaving then. I don’t think you should be alone right now. REVA: I promise you do not have to worry about me. MARAH: What if someone is after you, mom? REVA: Someone is after me, but I can handle her. MARAH: Blair Manning? REVA: Yes. She is crazy. I know it was her who did this and I hope the cops are able to prove it. -- Blair finally sees that the file on the table has Revas name on it. BLAIR: What do we have here? Reva opens the file. BLAIR: Todd dug up some background info on Reva. Blair smiles BLAIR: He came through. She starts to go through the file and is very fascinated… -- Meanwhile, someone is watching Todd and Gary on camera from the abandoned building… But turns out the building is not so abandoned. The person is in the room next to the one Todd and Gary are in! The person walks towards the door and peeks in at the two. Gary has handed Todd a picture A picture of Paul Ryan. TODD: So this is the man with the document? GARY: I believe so. His name is Paul Ryan. He is who you need to find? TODD: Who I need to find? GARY: Yes you need to go to Paradise New Mexico and find him. TODD: This all feels too strange. Am I being set up? GARY: Nope you are helping the old boss of the chronicle get back what is his. TODD: This document? GARY: That is a part of it, yes. TODD: No. I don’t trust you right now. I’m not doing it. GARY: Just find that man! Find Paul Ryan. TODD: What is in it for me? GARY: A nice fat check. TODD: Well this can be arranged then… Suddenly the person from the other room walk inside this room! The person stands in the shadows of the room. TODD: Now what is this?! The person speaks with a deep voice: “Find him. And if you see his mother Barbara…tell her hello for me…” Todd looks on towards the person in the shadows… FADE TO BLACK Credits roll *I do not own any non original characters nor any pics.