I am probably preaching to the choir, but, while I appreciate the idea of tying Sally and Donna's secrets together in the Royal Dunning/Emily Benson mystery, given Sally's rebellious youth, the retcon of David Thatcher and Kevin were totally unnecessary. Sally could have been pregnant by Phil, Leigh, Denny, or Joey and had consulted with Dr. Dunning off screen. But, I guess, that would have left us without a murder victim.
I like a murder mystery as a backdrop to a burgeoning romance, but as much as you disliked Brittney, I found Kevin to be one of the most obnoxious children in the history of soaps (coming a close second to GH's Mike Webber)
I know Sharon Gabet has gone on the record saying she regrets taking the part of Brittany on AW. She had come to AW after playing a beloved and highly successful character on EDGE, so how exactly was she received by fans? I know the character of Brittany was a mess.
Thanks for that. I think it must have been four. Kay Lenard, E. Wilson, Elizabeth Harrower and Joyce Perry. I know Harrower was there until she became HW of Days, but she seems to have returned almost immediately after her stint there. Perry was gone in early 74 and Wilson seems to have only been there for a few months. Not sure about Lenard, maybe she and Perry quit about the same time.
Yes Bell once said at a certain point he couldn't tell the difference between one of his scripts and one of Alden's. The protege method was a good one and had Sony/CBS not interferred, Alden may still be writing Y&R to this day.