She missed the biggest lesson Gloria Monty was there to teach her- Gloria wanted to do something different, after decades of playing within the bounds of the genre. But she still understood the genre in a way JFP has always seemed to think she was better than.
GM didn’t do right by many of the GH vets- however, we still saw them all the time in the first half of her tenure. Dr. Hardy and Jesse may not have been driving their own stories, but we certainly saw them constantly and they were part of the fabric of the show. And just because an actor was older doesn’t mean they got
JFP said in an interview when she was hired at Y&R that Genie was safe and they had a good working relationship. In less than a month, Genie was fired. Guess she's not an FOJ, a term Jill used during her interview. I'll never have time or patience for JFP FOJ's.
It worked but it also was pretty obvious he was just doing ATWT's Brad for which he had gotten SO much better reviews than in his bland-and-stupid first run as Austin.
I think HIS second run worked better than Muldoon's, even if neither resembled either their own first version of Austin or the vague version we had in mind.