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I thought David Forsyth was offered recurring at the time of Anna Holbrook's dismissal and he turned it down. Not sure if that's true. It could just be a faulty memory. haha. 

 

Even though I had never watched Sharon Gabet on EON, I was thrilled when I read she was coming to AW because I was aware of her popularity. The show was a mess her whole time there. I wish she had been a rival to Donna in some way (former boarding school roommate or something) who came to town and stirred up trouble. Maybe if she flirted with Peter to get under Donna's skin (much like Cecile and Peter back in the day) and was a peer to them instead of a weak, abused character her stint could have worked better. Just IMO. 

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6 hours ago, John said:

Anna Holbrook also went to AMC around that time as a Madam named Victoria, I think I am remembering that correctly.

 

The video's posted the page before you.

 

26 minutes ago, Melroser said:

I thought David Forsyth was offered recurring at the time of Anna Holbrook's dismissal and he turned it down. Not sure if that's true. It could just be a faulty memory. haha.  

 

He was. Kale Browne and Stephen Schnetzer were also put on recurring, 

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13 hours ago, Xanthe said:

But Brittany was handled terribly and ruined Catlin -- if I recall correctly he didn't keep Kevin, just handed him off to Aunt Liz.

That poor kid lol. He experienced so much loss in such a short amount of time. Whatever happened to him anyway? Did Liz say where he was when she came back in 1987?

10 hours ago, Melroser said:

Even though I had never watched Sharon Gabet on EON, I was thrilled when I read she was coming to AW because I was aware of her popularity. The show was a mess her whole time there. I wish she had been a rival to Donna in some way (former boarding school roommate or something) who came to town and stirred up trouble. Maybe if she flirted with Peter to get under Donna's skin (much like Cecile and Peter back in the day) and was a peer to them instead of a weak, abused character her stint could have worked better. Just IMO. 

It was like she was completely changed with every writer. Tomlin wrote her as a traumatized deaf girl, Hall and Spencer wrote her as a scheming vixen and DePriest wrote as an abused wife.

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I never realized that Kevin was barely seen (or completely unseen) when Sally died and vanished afterward. What awful writing. 

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13 hours ago, watson71 said:

Given JFP's record at other shows, she probably would have tried to get rid of Mac (Douglass Watson) and Ada (Constance Ford) if they hadn't passed away and were still on the show in 1995-96.

 

Nothing would surprise me, but I imagine Vicky Wyndham would have walked if that came to pass ... and that, for me at least, would have been the end of the World. 

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9 hours ago, DRW50 said:

I never realized that Kevin was barely seen (or completely unseen) when Sally died and vanished afterward. What awful writing. 

 

The last time Kevin appeared on AW was in May 1986 at Sally's funeral.  After that the character was forgotten.... 

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10 hours ago, DRW50 said:

I never realized that Kevin was barely seen (or completely unseen) when Sally died and vanished afterward. What awful writing. 

 

After losing her son Bill, Aunt Liz should have fought to keep Kevin in Bay City with her, upon Sally's death. I supposed we can imagine the child went to live with his grandmother, Alice, but viewers should not have to guess and fill in the blanks for ourselves. You are right: awful writing.

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8 minutes ago, vetsoapfan said:

 

After losing her son Bill, Aunt Liz should have fought to keep Kevin in Bay City with her, upon Sally's death. I supposed we can imagine the child went to live with his grandmother, Alice, but viewers should not have to guess and fill in the blanks for ourselves. You are right: awful writing.

 

Yes, it was awful writing.   AW could have utilized  SORASED Cory and Jeanne Ewing and Kevin Thatcher along with teens Matthew and Josie in 1988.  Remember the brother and sister,  Kevin (how ironic) and Tracy Julian, who were involved in the Matthew and Josie in the teen chat line storyline.  Tracy was played by future 90210 star Gabrielle Carteris.  The show even introduced a father for Kevin and Julian named Frank.  He was played by John Spencer who would later go on to success on The West Wing.  Later in 1988, AW cast Luke Perry (90210) as Kenny a frat boy who was a border at the Frame family farm who liked Josie.  The roles of Kenny and Kevin Julian could have easily been a SORASED Kevin Thatcher or Cory Ewing.

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23 hours ago, DRW50 said:

 

The video's posted the page before you.

 

 

He was. Kale Browne and Stephen Schnetzer were also put on recurring, 

 

Are you sure about that? I don't remember Schnetzer going to recurring status. I thought one of the points of killing off Frankie was so that it would open up storyline for Cass and have him go back to his caddish ways.

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2 hours ago, robbwolff said:

 

Are you sure about that? I don't remember Schnetzer going to recurring status. I thought one of the points of killing off Frankie was so that it would open up storyline for Cass and have him go back to his caddish ways.

 

That was the reason given, but the writer who pushed that idea didn't last long (I think it was DePriest) and for the next year and a half Cass was a lawyer and had a backburner romance with Donna. I think he was put on recurring and then eventually made contract again after Richard Culliton began using him more and his romance with Lila took off. 

 

I may be wrong about the recurring part, I don't know.

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8 hours ago, DRW50 said:

 

That was the reason given, but the writer who pushed that idea didn't last long (I think it was DePriest) and for the next year and a half Cass was a lawyer and had a backburner romance with Donna. I think he was put on recurring and then eventually made contract again after Richard Culliton began using him more and his romance with Lila took off. 

 

I may be wrong about the recurring part, I don't know.

Was it Charlotte Savitz's decision to put SS on recurring? 

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10 minutes ago, AbcNbc247 said:

Was it Charlotte Savitz's decision to put SS on recurring? 

 

Hers or NBC's, I assume. Most of the older actors were frozen out in that period. I remember some fan talk that Linda Dano stepped in to help Schnetzer as it could have been very easy to just completely write Cass out at this point, but I don't know if that's true. 

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3 minutes ago, DRW50 said:

 

Hers or NBC's, I assume. Most of the older actors were frozen out in that period. I remember some fan talk that Linda Dano stepped in to help Schnetzer as it could have been very easy to just completely write Cass out at this point, but I don't know if that's true. 

It probably is true. It's almost like there was a war going on between NBC and P&G at that time over AW. Half of the camp wanted to turn it into a DOOL clone and the other half wanted it cancelled. Either way, I don't think there ever was a soap that was as sabotaged as much as AW was in its final years. 

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On 6/30/2019 at 6:10 AM, Faulkner said:

I’m sure this has been posted before, but Linda and Alicia together were just special. I find myself mesmerized by the scenes I rediscover (or many cases, see for the first time) on YouTube.

 

 

 

On 6/30/2019 at 12:34 PM, watson71 said:

 

Yes they definitely had mother/ daughter chemistry together.   Below are more scenes from the alcoholism storyline.  Alicia Coppola should have earned a younger actress Emmy nomination for the death of Lucas and the fallout in the alcoholism storyline.  Linda Dano justifiably thanked Stephen Schnetzer, Vicky Wyndham, Alicia Coppola, and Alla Korot in her Emmy speech for helping her win the Emmy.   All of them brought their best to the alcoholism storyline.  Makes me wonder if Vicky Wyndham could have received a supporting actress Emmy nomination and/or win for her work in the alcoholism storyline if they would have placed her in that category?  Her work as Rachel was worthy of recognition during the storyline as well.   The alcoholism storyline was occurring right at the time when Constance Ford became to ill to appear on the show anymore shortly before she passed away.  I imagine TPTB would have included Ada in scenes with Felicia as well confronting her about her drinking.  

 

 

 

 

They had incredible mother/daughter chemistry. Linda, Alicia, Stephen and Victoria all deserved Emmys for their roles in the alcoholism storyline. 

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I need some help and don’t know where else to turn to ask. 

 

I’ve been watching the SoapNet run of AW. It appears that most of May 1990-December 1990 is missing. I’m super disappointed in that because I never got to see the fall of 1990 as I went to college and didn’t have a VCR that first semester. Since SoapNet re-aired it, I find it hard to believe that someone out there didn’t keep every episode. Am I looking for it wrong? I used to be able to just put in “Another World June 1989” (or similar) and a ton of videos would pop up. Any help would be appreciated. I never found out who tried to kill Jake and would love to finally watch that storyline play out!

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