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3 hours ago, carolineg said:

 

My assumption is that originally Kate Roberts had nothing to do with Bill or Kate Winograd when she was introduced.  And someone or JER himself, read some history about Days a just decided it was close enough to go with for Lucas's paternity.   And for all that history used the reveal turned out to be pretty lame with Bill barely on the canvas.

So, I was rewatching some episodes from January 1993 a few weeks ago, and saw a scene from just before Kate was introduced where Alice saw Austin at the hospital and commented, I think to Maggie, that Austin reminded her so distinctly of someone from the past. Not a week later, Kate arrives. 

 

Now, this was the tail end of Sheri Anderson being co-HW with JER, so I have a strong suspicion that the plan was to have Kate be Dr. Kate, but by that point, JER was solo HW and couldn't be bothered to check the history, and mangled the back story almost instantly. 

 

I could see Bill turning to Kate again after Laura's institutionalization, and then producing Lucas, but because JER bent history to fit the narrative he wanted to tell, Bill's affair became the cause of Laura's mental illness instead of the result of it. 

 

I also would have been okay with Laura BELIEVING Kate was having the affair that produced Lucas during 1979, but the actual affair happening afterwards, a self-fulfilling prophecy of sorts. 

 

But Reilly can't think that deeply, so instead we got... A separate character with the same name and a history that makes no sense. 

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5 minutes ago, beebs said:

So, I was rewatching some episodes from January 1993 a few weeks ago, and saw a scene from just before Kate was introduced where Alice saw Austin at the hospital and commented, I think to Maggie, that Austin reminded her so distinctly of someone from the past. Not a week later, Kate arrives. 

 

Now, this was the tail end of Sheri Anderson being co-HW with JER, so I have a strong suspicion that the plan was to have Kate be Dr. Kate, but by that point, JER was solo HW and couldn't be bothered to check the history, and mangled the back story almost instantly. 

I think, though I'm not sure, that it was written in that Alice knew Kate back when she was married to Curtis and that Kate was also a patient of Marlena's back then too. 

 

And I think Sheri Anderson gave an interview once in which she said that Kate Roberts was an original character that she created for Deborah Adair to play, and that she wasn't supposed to be Kate Winograd. But I agree with you that it doesn't make that much sense.

 

Apparently, Bill had a fetish for women named Kate lol

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I see Shelley Curtis was a producer on there. That explains how Kristian got the job. 


Odd to see Michael Malone's name too.

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"DAYS" ANNIVERSARY WEEK...

 

 
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Cast Photo, July 2007. Top Row: Marcus Patrick (Jett), Denise Boutte (Danielle), Trevor Donovan (Jeremy), Shelley Hennig (Stephanie), Mary Beth Evans (Kayla), Stephen Nichols (Steve), Frank Parker (Grandpa Shawn), Peggy McCay (Caroline), Darin Brooks (Max), Blake Berris (Nick), Deidre Hall (Marlena), Drake Hogestyn (John), Martha Madison (Belle), a White twin (Claire), Brandon Beemer (Shawn). Bottom Row: Bill Hayes (Doug), Susan Seafirth Hayes (Julie), Frances Reid (Alice), Suzanne Rogers (Maggie), Kristian Alfonso (Hope), a Hobbs twin (Ciara), Peter Reckell (Bo), Rachel Melvin (Chelsea).
 
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Cast Photo, June, 2009. Top Row: Bryan Dattilo (Lucas), Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe), Lauren Koslow (Kate), Shawn Christian (Daniel), Joseph Mascolo (Stefano), John Aniston (Victor), Eric Martsolf (Brady), Felisha Terrell (Arianna), Josh Tayor (Roman), James Scott (EJ), Arianne Zucker (Nicole). Middle Row: Casey Jon Deidrick (Chad), Dylan Patton (Will), Taylor Spreitler (Mia), Shelley Hennig (Stephanie), Jay Kenneth Johnson (Philip), Mark Hapka (Nathan), Galen Gering (Rafe), Alison Sweeney (Sami). Bottom Row: James Reynolds (Abe), Renee Jones (Lexie), Terrell Ransom Jr. (Theo), Peggy McCay (Caroline), Peter Reckell (Bo), Lauren Boles (Ciara), Kristian Alfonso (Hope), Molly Burnett (Melanie), Suzanne Rogers (Maggie).
 
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45th Anniversary, November 2010. Back Row: Josh Taylor (Roman), Camila Banus (Gabi), Galen Gering (Rafe), Casey Deidrick (Chad), Lauren Koslow (Kate), Joseph Mascolo (Stefano), Renee Jones (Lexie), Eric Martsolf (Brady), Arianne Zucker (Nicole), James Scott (EJ), Melissa Reeves (Jennifer), Mark Hapka (Nathan). Middle Row: Chandler Massey (Will), Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie), Suzanne Rogers (Maggie), Kristian Alfonso (Hope), Alison Sweeney (Sami), Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe), John Aniston (Victor), Crystal Chappell (Carly), Louise Sorel (Vivian), Molly Burnett (Melanie), Shawn Christian (Daniel). Front Row: Bill Hayes (Doug), Peter Reckell (Bo), James Reynolds (Abe), Jay Johnson (Philip), Wally Kurth (Justin), Peggy McCay (Caroline), Judi Evans (Adrienne), Shelley Hennig (Stephanie).
 
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50th Anniversary, November 2015. Standing: Eric Martsolf (Brady), Jen Lilley (Theresa), Meredith Scott Lynn (Anne), Josh Taylor (Roman), Stephen Nichols (Steve), Mary Beth Evans (Kayla), Greg Vaughan (Eric), Alison Sweeney (Sami), Christopher Sean (Paul), Deidre Hall (Marlena), Kate Mansi (Abigail), Robert Scott Wilson (Ben), Kristian Alfonso (Hope), Melissa Reeves (Jennifer), Casey Moss (JJ), Camila Banus (Gabi), James Reynolds (Abe), A Martinez (Eduardo), Thaao Penghlis (Andre), Lauren Koslow (Kate), Billy Flynn (Chad); Seated: Judi Evans (Adrienne), John Aniston (Victor), Peggy McCay (Caroline), Drake Hogestyn (John), Bill Hayes (Doug), Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie), Suzanne Rogers (Maggie), Sal Stowers (Lani), Bryan Dattilo (Lucas), Joseph Mascolo (Stefano).
 
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52nd Anniversary, November 2017. The "Days" cast working that day assembled for a group photo: Sal Stowers (Lani), Victoria Konefal (Ciara), Marci Miller (Abigail), Billy Flynn (Chad), Eric Martsolf (Brady), Deidre Hall (Marlena), Drake Hogestyn (John), Lauren Koslow (Kate), Mary Beth Evans (Kayla), Suzanne Rogers (Maggie), Olivia Rose Keegan (Claire), Kassie DePaiva (Eve).
 
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53rd Anniversary, November 2018. FRONT ROW: Josh Taylor (Roman), Thia Megia (Haley), Eric Martsolf (Brady), Lauren Koslow (Kate), Galen Gering (Rafe), Melissa Reeves (Jennifer), Suzanne Rogers (Maggie), Mary Beth Evans (Kayla), Deidre Hall (Marlena), Drake Hogestyn (John), Kristian Alfonso (Hope), Bill Hayes (Doug), Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie), Olivia Rose Keegan (Claire), Linsey Godfrey (Sarah), Kassie DePaiva (Eve), James Reynolds (Abe). BACK ROW: Victoria Konefal (Ciara), Lucas Adams (Tripp), Matthew Ashford (Jack), Robert Scott Wilson (Ben), Freddie Smith (Sonny), Kyle Lowder (Rex), Casey Moss (JJ), Sal Stowers (Lani), Gilles Marini (Ted), Lamon Archey (Eli), Martha Madison (Belle), Paul Telfer (Xander).
 
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54th Anniversary, November 2019. FRONT ROW: Billy Flynn (Chad), Arianne Zucker (Nicole), Brandon Beemer (Shawn), Victoria Konefal (Ciara), Olivia Rose Keegan (Claire), Melissa Reeves (Jennifer), Kristian Alfonso (Hope), Bill Hayes (Doug), Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie), Deidre Hall (Marlena), Drake Hogestyn (John), Stephen Nichols (Steve), Mary Beth Evans (Kayla), Lauren Koslow (Kate), James Reynolds (Abe), Greg Vaughan (Eric), Josh Taylor (Roman); MIDDLE ROW: Paul Telfer (Xander), Robert Scott Wilson (Ben), Matthew Ashford (Jack), Galen Gering (Rafe), Brandon Barash (Stefan/Jake), Emily O'Brien (Gwen), Wally Kurth (Justin); BACK ROW: Lamon Archey (Eli), Stacy Haiduk (Kristen), Linsey Godfrey (Sarah), Camila Banus (Gabi), Sal Stowers (Lani), Freddie Smith (Sonny), Judi Evans (Bonnie), Bryan Dattilo (Lucas).
 
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55th Anniversary, November 2020. FRONT ROW: Tamara Braun (Ava), Brandon Beemer (Shawn), Martha Madison (Belle), Wally Kurth (Justin), Judi Evans (Bonnie), Sal Stowers (Lani), Lamon Archey (Eli), Lauren Koslow (Kate), Josh Taylor (Roman), Stephen Nichols (Steve), Mary Beth Evans (Kayla), Bryan Dattilo (Lucas), Stacy Haiduk (Kristen), Eric Martsolf (Brady), Jay Johnson (Philip), Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe), Paul Telfer (Xander), Linsey Godfrey (Sarah), Lucas Adams (Tripp), Lindsay Arnold (Allie). BACK ROW: Front Row: Emily O'Brien (Gwen), Matthew Ashford (Jack), Cady McClain (Jennifer), Brandon Barash (Jake), Camila Banus (Gabi), Billy Flynn (Chad), Marci Miller (Abigail), Suzanne Rogers (Maggie), John Aniston (Victor), Bill Hayes (Doug), Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie), Drake Hogestyn (John), Deidre Hall (Marlena), James Reynolds (Abe), Victoria Konefal (Ciara), Robert Scott Wilson (Ben), Arianne Zucker (Nicole), Galen Gering (Rafe), Isabel Durant (Claire), Mike Manning (Charlie).
 
HAPPY 55TH ANNIVERSARY, "DAYS OF OUR LIVES!"
 

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8 hours ago, victoria foxton said:

@beebs  Some random thoughts and observations. From reading your awesome assessments. Linda is giving me proto Kate vibes. How i wish i could see Linda in action. At least theirs an episode featuring Stephanie. Even through Margo was a dud character. Giving her cancer right away handicapped her. Having poor Mike stuck with her for 2 yrs. As she slowly died . Also handicapped his character. It such a shame that Stephen Schnetzer was wasted.  I see no point of making Laura insane. It was only yrs later that JER cool retcon ( I'm not even a fan of JER).  Involving demented Auntie Viv of all people. Would save Laura from her catatonic fate.  It's so strange that Ann didn't work out. She came in more than half way through Knots worst season. And successfully salvaged it.  This late 70's era is so fascinating to me. But it's 1980 were everything became topsy turvy. 

 

I want to see Linda in this era and cad Neil as well. The episodes I've seen of him are more merry rogue than total slimeball.

 

Marcus was also well received on Love Is a Many Splendored Thing and Search for Tomorrow. She even had a gender-reversed missing child in Vietnam story on the former (an American nurse, instead of a soldier). Betty Corday had reason to believe she'd work out. Marcus just somehow ended up completely wrong for the show.

 

Edit: So what's going on with Hope at this time? Doug's worried about Little Dougie. Timmy/Scotty is occasionally mentioned. Hope gets a handful of appearances with a couple of child actresses in this era, but her care would have been such a better storyline for Doug and Julie instead of this fake antique stuff.

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Catching up on this thread ... Harrower's material comes off better than my first impression. I'm just not a big fan of Laura's exit (I love @beebs' solutions for making Kate Roberts/Lucas' conception more believable) and the upcoming Julie storyline.

 

I've said it before: it's breaking my heart how badly SS was wasted on DOOL.

 

Note to self: don't take beebs for brunch at Bernie's Beanery. (I repeat, Mary, you shoulda got that ring on your finger when you had the chance!)

 

I'm definitely looking forward to Alex and Marie's storyline.

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9 hours ago, AbcNbc247 said:

 

I think, though I'm not sure, that it was written in that Alice knew Kate back when she was married to Curtis and that Kate was also a patient of Marlena's back then too. 

 

And I think Sheri Anderson gave an interview once in which she said that Kate Roberts was an original character that she created for Deborah Adair to play, and that she wasn't supposed to be Kate Winograd. But I agree with you that it doesn't make that much sense.

 

Apparently, Bill had a fetish for women named Kate lol

 

I think you are right about Alice knowing her.  And Marlena was for sure her Dr. back then (or at least that was the backstory).  Marlena knew about Curtis and the kids and I think about Lucas's actual paternity.

 

I think LK herself said in SOD that she was playing a re-imagined Kate Winograd, but has contradicted herself in other articles, so who really knows.  We will probably never know.

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17 hours ago, victoria foxton said:

Linda is giving me proto Kate vibes. How i wish i could see Linda in action. At least theirs an episode featuring Stephanie. Even through Margo was a dud character. Giving her cancer right away handicapped her. Having poor Mike stuck with her for 2 yrs. As she slowly died . Also handicapped his character. It such a shame that Stephen Schnetzer was wasted.  I see no point of making Laura insane. It was only yrs later that JER cool retcon ( I'm not even a fan of JER).  Involving demented Auntie Viv of all people. Would save Laura from her catatonic fate. 

 

17 hours ago, Bright Eyes said:

 

Same. Just from previously reading about her she is my favourite female DAYS character. My favourite male DAYS character has technically been introduced in beebs recaps, he just hasn't been mentioned by name yet.

Yeah, Linda is absolutely legendary from everything I've been reading. I really need someone to drop more 70s DAYS episodes, because she seems to be one of the few characters Ann Marcus actually improved during her run. An absolute delight.

 

Stephen Schnetzer must have had issues in chem tests on DAYS. I see him more having flirtations with women on the show that never go anywhere than anything. After the initial fraud story, it's like he was held in limbo for another ten months while they figured out what to do with him, and then decided to do nothing? Bizarre.

 

Can't wait for Alex Marshall. I've always loved Quinn Redeker on Y&R, and I actually don't know a whole lot about his DAYS character, surprisingly. So I'm excited to see what comes next there (I'm presuming he's Phyllis' new boyfriend).

 

 

 

On that note, let's check out May '79:

 

 

Doug asks Don to file Rebecca's letter regarding Dougie separately from his and Julie's other paperwork, and that he set up a living trust fund for baby Dougie as well.

 

Robert, meanwhile, tries to do Doug a favour, and find out any information he can about the artificial insemination that Doug took part in. I guess, hoping to find out if Doug has a child out there somewhere, since he and Julie are struggling to conceive, though SOD doesn't elaborate as to why he's preoccupying himself with this when he has a three year old to watch over. Neil insinuates that the insemination didn't work out, hoping Robert will stop prying. Neil really loves messing with these procedures, doesn't he?

 

 

 

Mike and Margo move in. Margo plans a housewarming party for herself, because apparently no one else wants to? Before they even get settled in, the old pipes burst and flood the place, costing them $200 for a plumber. He borrows money from Chris and Mickey, since the bills for the new furniture are coming due soon.

 

Imagine being Wesley Eure and Suzanne Zenor being saddled with such an asinine storyline in the midst of all this lusty drama. I mean, seriously? Everyone is being lit on fire by steaks, faking amnesia and sleeping all over Salem and you're worried about your plumbing bill. Good God.

 

 

 

Laura, fresh from lighting a fire under Kate, goes home to Bill and suggests that Kate seems unhappy in her job as of late (wonder why that could be?). Bill doesn't think too much of it.

 

When meeting with Jordan, Laura's mother's ghost appears again, taunting Laura with "news" that Jordan and Bill are liable to gang up on her. 

 

Bill might yet. He tries to ask Kate what the hell happened to make her quit, but she won't come near him, telling him only that she's quitting for "personal reasons". How JER of her. Bill tries to suss out what is bugging her, citing her recent nights out with Neil (she went to bed with Neil on the first date! How MODERN!), but Kate loudly retorts that she wouldn't break up "even [HIS] marriage!"

 

Laura's delightful attitude extends to Jennifer as well. She reads Jenn a bedtime story that's about as relaxing as a fistful of caffeine pills, then holds her out the window and instructs her to "reach for the moon!"

 

It's only when their housekeeper, Rosie, returns, that Jennifer is saved from being dropped from the second-floor window.

 

 

 

Mary feels dejected after bunging up Anderson's government contract, and expresses her disappointment in herself to Phyllis. Phyllis is reassuring, and makes a pact with Mary to work to trust each other and be close again. 

 

 

 

Stephanie, closer than ever to Bob, lets him know about her breakup with David. Bob invites Stephanie to stay at the lakehouse while Mary's away, with SOD saying that Bob tells Stephanie that "Linda will enjoy(?) having her nearby..." 

 

(?) indeed.

 

Linda, possibly recalling how Bob's involvement with Julie began all those years ago with a similar gesture after Scott Banning died to the one he's currently offering Stephanie, amps up her campaign to get back together with Bob in every sense of the word. She dons a sexy negligée, and, with some work, succeeds in seducing Bob. I earnestly don't know whether to be impressed by Linda or to shake my head at Bob's constant gullibility.

 

The next day, Bob has regrets, and claims nothing's changed between them, he just needed to get off. He even has a moment of clarity, and accuses Linda of using sex to get her way. Linda lays on the wounded dove routine extra thick, claiming she cannot BELIEVE Bob would make her feel so VIOLATED and be so ABUSIVE towards her, and is convinced Stephanie's influence is to blame for his coldness.

 

Linda tries for some financial insurance in case her scheme with Bob doesn't work out, and asks Don for a job as a legal secretary for him and Mickey. Don's all for it, but Mickey points out that their lawfirm handles Anderson's affairs. He isn't so sure, but hires her anyway. Of course, Linda's intent in having the job is to have access to Anderson info to worm her way back into the company.

 

Stephanie also missteps where Chris is concerned. When Chris doesn't obey a business decision Stephanie has handed down, Stephanie chastises him, reminding him how he was instrumental in Anderson losing the government contract. Chris fights back, claiming Stephanie is in way over her head. Stephanie tattles to Bob about Chris' insubordination, but is met with a different reaction from Bob than she anticipated. Bob sides with Chris on the matter, claiming he thinks Chris made a good judgment call.

 

However, Stephanie is still moved in, and emerges one day from the shower, wearing Mary's bathrobe, as Mary returns from San Francisco. Mary is livid, for a multitude of reasons, least of all, how close HAVE Bob and Stephanie become in her absence (ick)?

 

Phyllis came back with Mary this time! She goes to dinner with Neil, and plays all sweetness and light, even convincing Neil to join her at the Andersons to see Bob and Linda. Linda is all side-eyes at Phyllis, knowing for a FACT she's up to something.

 

Phyllis immediately is on her A-Game upon her return. She corners Stephanie in Bob's office and surprises her with a barrage of questions about her background, her education, her previous employment, none of which Stephanie can easily answer. Phyllis is certain something isn't quite right about Bob's new houseguest. She also visits Don, hoping to ensure that Neil doesn't get her Anderson stock as part of a potential divorce petition. Don assures her that they would not be considered community property, and puts Don on retainer, just in case.

 

 

 

Sickly David comes to realize how cooped up Trish must've felt playing The Happy Homemaker during their marriage (because apparently he's never been home sick before?), but Trish counters that she has learned that being a housewife isn't so bad if you have someone who loves you coming home to you each day. I wish I hadn't eaten before reading that.

 

 

 

 

Speaking of eating, here it comes!

 

Continuing with Elizabeth Harrower's bizarre theme of steak-related injury, Maggie forgets about the steaks she's cooking for dinner at the farm on a visit with Julie. Julie enters the kitchen and finds a grease fire waiting for her in the oven. Julie opens the stove, and flames shoot out at her, catching her sweater. Julie remembers the rule we were all taught in school: STOP, DROP, AND ROLL! But a lot of good that does. When Maggie hears Julie's horrific screams, she enters to find Julie still on fire. Maggie throws a rug on Julie, then drives her to Brookville Hospital.

 

Julie's in tremendous pain, and has third-degree burns on one side of her face, her neck, her arms, and chest. YIKES! Painkillers the doctors at Brookville Hospital inject her with don't do much to stop the pain. Maggie blames herself for this, because SHE NEGLECTED TO WARN JULIE THE STOVE WAS FAULTY! *headdesk* And someone let this woman run restaurants??

 

Julie also develops respiratory failure from smoke inhalation, has to have a tracheotomy performed on her, and Bill warns Doug, Julie will need dialysis, hydrotherapy, and likely will need skin grafts, leaving her disfigured. (Is it bad that the Canadian in me is immediately thinking how EXPENSIVE this will all be? -- Like, my God! How will they afford to keep the club and the sh!tty antiques store filled with fake jewellery boxes?! Not that that's ever a consideration in soap world). Bill has Julie transferred to UH Burn Centre. Soon after, Julie goes into kidney failure, but pulls through.

 

Laura insists on offering her services at Julie's therapist, but Bill thinks she's being ridiculous. Wouldn't a stranger make more sense? Laura insists that she's the logical one to help, since she knows Julie and her loved ones, "we know what's best for her" (we, meaning Laura and the hallucination of her mother).

 

Laura is the world's WORST therapist, being the image of motivation and comfort. She tells Julie that no matter how she comes out of this, she should be grateful she's alive, and that people WILL lie to her about her condition during her recovery, and that the only person Julie should trust about this is LAURA. According to SOD, Laura has developed a jealousy of Julie's good looks, and her attitude stems from that. (WTF????)

 

Julie's plastic surgeon isn't sure she won't have permanent disfigurement, and Laura responds by forcing Doug to pretend to be jolly at all times around Julie. This, of course, heightens Julie's paranoia stemming from Laura's "encouraging words". Julie believes Doug's goofy attitude is because he can't stand to look at her, with Laura's refrain "they're all gonna lie to you" playing on a loop in her head. She proceeds to make Julie feel even more optimistic when it comes time for the skin grafts, bluntly warning her that her body may reject the grafts...ESPECIALLY ON HER FACE. She also tells Julie not to coddle herself, and prepare herself because people's attitudes will probably change towards her, including Doug. 

 

After her bandages are temporarily removed, Julie gets out of bed and sneaks a look in the mirror. She screams out in horror, disgusted by her looks. She shouts at the nurses "why didn't you tell me I look like this???!", and gagging at the sight of her own face. Julie can't help but sob uncontrollably at her disfigured face. Doug tries to reassure her the skin grafts will begin soon, but Laura's sunny and optimistic words ring over and over in her mind instead. Nobody's reassurance will help at this point, and Julie begs to be left alone, convinced she'll be forever ugly. She bars Doug from visiting her the next day. Laura is insistent that it's Julie's wish to be left alone, and that Doug should respect it. Doug demands to see her, so that she knows he will love her no matter how she looks. Laura won't budge. So Doug visits Julie anyway, and reassures her of his love for her, regardless of her appearance.

 

This doesn't do diddly-sh!t because Julie immediately has a nightmare that she and Doug are in bed and Doug recoils in horror at the sight of her. So much for reassurance.

 

Bill is concerned about Julie's attitude hindering surgery, and confides as much to Marie, who knows just what a big "help" Laura's been. Marie insists that Laura be taken off the case, as her stiff upper lip attitude toward Julie's troubles are just making things worse and worse. Marie consults Marlena on the issue, and, despite being worried the pay raises and ferns will stop, Marlena is certain she needs to stand up to Laura on Julie's behalf.

 

 

 

Maggie is tormented by guilt (shockingly), and hopes that seeing Julie might take some weight off both their shoulders. Laura, while SAYING to Maggie that the accident wasn't her fault, actually subconsciously believes Maggie LET the accident happen, and won't let Maggie see Julie.

 

Steve tries to make money off the ordeal, and meets with Don to try to sue Mickey and Maggie on Doug and Julie's behalf. Don tells him where to shove his lawsuit ideas, incredulous that Steve would try to cause an intrafamilial rift for a buck. Steve keeps pressing the matter, and Mickey and Maggie file an insurance form to help cover her expenses out of a sense of obligation. Doug won't hear of it, though, and insists he won't demand any compensation from them over the accident, as they're friends.

 

Oh jeez, it's getting worse and worse. 

 

As her mind spirals, Julie hears from visitors that Doug is carrying on as usual while she's in the hospital. Julie is increasingly convinced, thanks in large part to Laura's overwhelmingly optimistic outlook, that it's because Doug is moving on without his ugly wife. So she decides that, if she DOES lose Doug, there's no reason to live, and breaks into the medicine room to steal a fistfull of painkillers, just in case.

 

Laura finally allows Julie visitors again. Maggie is among the first, and casually mentions the insurance payout they got to help Doug and Julie out with their expenses. Julie misunderstands what Maggie's saying and wails to her that there isn't enough money in the world that'll make up for all she's suffered. etc. etc. Laura walks in at this exact moment and orders Maggie leave and not come back.

 

Julie then pops some of the pills she stole, sneaks out of the hospital that night, and heads to the Greyhound station. She calls Doug, but gets a busy signal, so she calls Laura and tells her that she's leaving town for a bit to sort some things out. Laura calmly tells her that's a GREAT idea! 🥴 Julie pops a bunch more pills, then gets on the bus.

 

Marie lets Doug know that Julie's skipped town with a couple months' supply of painkillers in hand and not much else. Doug is in a panic, and blames himself, until Marie reminds him that Julie had been despondent after her sessions with Laura. Doug pieces it all together, and realizes that Laura may not be all right in the head.

 

Everyone is mad at Laura for letting Julie go. Laura is alarmingly blasé about the whole thing, and don't understand why everyone's so upset with her. Julie is doing what's best for her, and Laura facilitated that! She has a whole new direction in life (that's one way to put it). Even Bill telling Laura that if Julie's burns go untreated, they could prove fatal doesn't faze her. She's resolute in her insistence that Julie will be back when she gathers her thoughts.

 

Even Alice can't get through to Laura, demanding Laura tell her where Julie is, or at least to contact Doug to let him know she contacted Laura the night she disappeared, and that Laura approved of her leaving.

 

Julie goes to some hotel room somewhere, and visits a doctor who tells her she's an idiot for running away. She tells him she's running away from her husband so that his love doesn't turn to pity (ugggggh that old line again). The doctor treats her burns and tells her to stop being stupid and go home before it's too late.

 

Back in Salem, Laura blames Marie for interfering, and says that Marie isn't fit to be a nurse. Well, now Marie knows Laura's off her rocker, and goes to Jordan for help. He confronts Laura, hoping to talk her down before things get any more out of hand, but Ghost Mother appears to Laura in the middle of their conversation, and Laura finally blurts out loud in Jordan's presence "SHUT UP, MOTHER!"

 

The cat's out of the bag. Laura's lost it!

 

 

 

 

 

Returning to the Trish Clayton hour, Trish wants Julie on side, so she visits Julie in the hospital, and tells her all about how close she and David have become, hoping to win Julie's favour. Julie, still much preferring David with Trish than with Stephanie, in spite of everything, agrees to bury the hatchet with Trish. She also requests Trish take care of Doug while she's in the hospital.

 

 

 

Chris takes Amanda out for burgers to cheer himself up after Mary's article runs, feeling guilty for letting it slip by without reading it. Amanda tells him to pull himself together, then tells him about the mess she's in with Greg. Chris comforts her, and, according to SOD, they "kiss fervently". I should hope they didn't try this in the middle of the Burger Barn.

 

Amanda puts the brakes on soon after, though. She admits to Chris that she really doesn't want to pursue anything further with him, as she IS still married, and an affair with a married woman could ruin Chris' career (again, oh the 70s). Chris tries to convince Amanda that he doesn't care about anything but the here and now, but Amanda won't budge, and insists she should return to Chicago before things get out of hand. Chris feels once again rejected.

 

After Julie's accident, Amanda cancels her plans to return to Greg in Chicago. Instead, she runs to the comfort of Chris' arms. Chris rents out Mike and Margo's now-vacant apartment so he can have a place to shtoop Amanda in peace. He lays on the promises thick, promising a bright future, and even enlisting her help in redecorating. She still won't move in, though.

 

Greg finally bothers to visit, only to find Neil lurking about. He's certain Amanda and Neil picked up where they left off, but Amanda starts to talk him down, only for Chris to show up to take Amanda out for dinner. Amanda plays this one off as Chris just picking up an antique from the shop. Once Neil and Chris are finally gone, Greg tries to put the moves on Amanda, who is wholly uninterested. Greg suddenly realizes he's been a shitty husband, and his marriage may not be slavageable. Took him long enough.

 

The next morning, Greg decides to head back to Chicago, and wants to try to maintain regular contact with Amanda. Amanda agrees, but is dismissive, and rushes off to work. Greg is certain there's another man. He plies Doug for information, convinced Amanda is sleeping with either Steve or Neil, but Doug only answers that he's wrong on both counts. Doug finally makes Greg realize what a lousy husband he's been, far too dedicated to his work, and not enough to Amanda. Greg stops looking for an outside villain, at last.

 

She then decides to move out of Doug's so that there's no rumours floating about because Amanda's living at Doug's while Julie's in the hospital. She takes a room at the Salem Inn instead. Chris, presumably has balls as blue as ocean, and puts more and more pressure on Amanda to come to the apartment so they can get it on. Amanda won't do it, because, all together now, she's still married to Greg.

 

Phyllis tries to encourage Mary to make a final play for Chris, and encourages her to invite him over to "pick up his things". Mary does this, and tells Chris that she'll have dinner ready, and they can relax and talk things out. Chris plays along, but in his head, tells Mary it's too late.

 

 

Everyone suspects Donna's shoplifting, as she buys Don and Marlena, as well as Tom and Alice expensive jewellery, but claims it's fake. All from her babysitting money. She's apparently still not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yeah, this is where EH's run starts to fall apart. This is....bananas, tbh. I like that Julie's story is involving so many people, and it does play on a lot of psychological beats, but I just can't see Julie being so insecure that she'd debate suicide and run away to hide from Doug because she's had some burns. Like, whaaat??? Julie also isn't stupid, and, while Julie is very vulnerable right now, the fact she wouldn't start to clue in that just MAYBE Laura's being a little bit...uncharacteristically awful right now, beggars belief. Not to mention most of the other people that regularly interact with Laura. Marie seems to be the only smart person left in Salem, tbh, though everyone did clue in fairly quickly.

 

The Anderson storyline, while still compelling, is start to feel a little muddled. I feel like maybe they didn't get as much play during May 1979 since the focus was so heavily on Laura's meltdown and Julie's burns, though.

 

The ratings bear out that after a strong showing in March (#8 with an 8.2, tied with RH), DAYS sunk down to #9 by May (6.3, again tied with RH), so it looks like this story hasn't exactly lit the audience on fire either, so to speak.

 

Let's hope June is something less of a train wreck.

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Yeah, Linda is absolutely legendary from everything I've been reading. I really need someone to drop more 70s DAYS episodes, because she seems to be one of the few characters Ann Marcus actually improved during her run. An absolute delight.

 

Stephen Schnetzer must have had issues in chem tests on DAYS. I see him more having flirtations with women on the show that never go anywhere than anything. After the initial fraud story, it's like he was held in limbo for another ten months while they figured out what to do with him, and then decided to do nothing? Bizarre.

 

Can't wait for Alex Marshall. I've always loved Quinn Redeker on Y&R, and I actually don't know a whole lot about his DAYS character, surprisingly. So I'm excited to see what comes next there (I'm presuming he's Phyllis' new boyfriend).

 

 

 

On that note, let's check out May '79:

 

 

Doug asks Don to file Rebecca's letter regarding Dougie separately from his and Julie's other paperwork, and that he set up a living trust fund for baby Dougie as well.

 

Robert, meanwhile, tries to do Doug a favour, and find out any information he can about the artificial insemination that Doug took part in. I guess, hoping to find out if Doug has a child out there somewhere, since he and Julie are struggling to conceive, though SOD doesn't elaborate as to why he's preoccupying himself with this when he has a three year old to watch over. Neil insinuates that the insemination didn't work out, hoping Robert will stop prying. Neil really loves messing with these procedures, doesn't he?

 

 

 

Mike and Margo move in. Margo plans a housewarming party for herself, because apparently no one else wants to? Before they even get settled in, the old pipes burst and flood the place, costing them $200 for a plumber. He borrows money from Chris and Mickey, since the bills for the new furniture are coming due soon.

 

Imagine being Wesley Eure and Suzanne Zenor being saddled with such an asinine storyline in the midst of all this lusty drama. I mean, seriously? Everyone is being lit on fire by steaks, faking amnesia and sleeping all over Salem and you're worried about your plumbing bill. Good God.

 

 

 

Laura, fresh from lighting a fire under Kate, goes home to Bill and suggests that Kate seems unhappy in her job as of late (wonder why that could be?). Bill doesn't think too much of it.

 

When meeting with Jordan, Laura's mother's ghost appears again, taunting Laura with "news" that Jordan and Bill are liable to gang up on her. 

 

Bill might yet. He tries to ask Kate what the hell happened to make her quit, but she won't come near him, telling him only that she's quitting for "personal reasons". How JER of her. Bill tries to suss out what is bugging her, citing her recent nights out with Neil (she went to bed with Neil on the first date! How MODERN!), but Kate loudly retorts that she wouldn't break up "even [HIS] marriage!"

 

Laura's delightful attitude extends to Jennifer as well. She reads Jenn a bedtime story that's about as relaxing as a fistful of caffeine pills, then holds her out the window and instructs her to "reach for the moon!"

 

It's only when their housekeeper, Rosie, returns, that Jennifer is saved from being dropped from the second-floor window.

 

 

 

Mary feels dejected after bunging up Anderson's government contract, and expresses her disappointment in herself to Phyllis. Phyllis is reassuring, and makes a pact with Mary to work to trust each other and be close again. 

 

 

 

Stephanie, closer than ever to Bob, lets him know about her breakup with David. Bob invites Stephanie to stay at the lakehouse while Mary's away, with SOD saying that Bob tells Stephanie that "Linda will enjoy(?) having her nearby..." 

 

(?) indeed.

 

Linda, possibly recalling how Bob's involvement with Julie began all those years ago with a similar gesture after Scott Banning died to the one he's currently offering Stephanie, amps up her campaign to get back together with Bob in every sense of the word. She dons a sexy negligée, and, with some work, succeeds in seducing Bob. I earnestly don't know whether to be impressed by Linda or to shake my head at Bob's constant gullibility.

 

The next day, Bob has regrets, and claims nothing's changed between them, he just needed to get off. He even has a moment of clarity, and accuses Linda of using sex to get her way. Linda lays on the wounded dove routine extra thick, claiming she cannot BELIEVE Bob would make her feel so VIOLATED and be so ABUSIVE towards her, and is convinced Stephanie's influence is to blame for his coldness.

 

Linda tries for some financial insurance in case her scheme with Bob doesn't work out, and asks Don for a job as a legal secretary for him and Mickey. Don's all for it, but Mickey points out that their lawfirm handles Anderson's affairs. He isn't so sure, but hires her anyway. Of course, Linda's intent in having the job is to have access to Anderson info to worm her way back into the company.

 

Stephanie also missteps where Chris is concerned. When Chris doesn't obey a business decision Stephanie has handed down, Stephanie chastises him, reminding him how he was instrumental in Anderson losing the government contract. Chris fights back, claiming Stephanie is in way over her head. Stephanie tattles to Bob about Chris' insubordination, but is met with a different reaction from Bob than she anticipated. Bob sides with Chris on the matter, claiming he thinks Chris made a good judgment call.

 

However, Stephanie is still moved in, and emerges one day from the shower, wearing Mary's bathrobe, as Mary returns from San Francisco. Mary is livid, for a multitude of reasons, least of all, how close HAVE Bob and Stephanie become in her absence (ick)?

 

Phyllis came back with Mary this time! She goes to dinner with Neil, and plays all sweetness and light, even convincing Neil to join her at the Andersons to see Bob and Linda. Linda is all side-eyes at Phyllis, knowing for a FACT she's up to something.

 

Phyllis immediately is on her A-Game upon her return. She corners Stephanie in Bob's office and surprises her with a barrage of questions about her background, her education, her previous employment, none of which Stephanie can easily answer. Phyllis is certain something isn't quite right about Bob's new houseguest. She also visits Don, hoping to ensure that Neil doesn't get her Anderson stock as part of a potential divorce petition. Don assures her that they would not be considered community property, and puts Don on retainer, just in case.

 

 

 

Sickly David comes to realize how cooped up Trish must've felt playing The Happy Homemaker during their marriage (because apparently he's never been home sick before?), but Trish counters that she has learned that being a housewife isn't so bad if you have someone who loves you coming home to you each day. I wish I hadn't eaten before reading that.

 

 

 

 

Speaking of eating, here it comes!

 

Continuing with Elizabeth Harrower's bizarre theme of steak-related injury, Maggie forgets about the steaks she's cooking for dinner at the farm on a visit with Julie. Julie enters the kitchen and finds a grease fire waiting for her in the oven. Julie opens the stove, and flames shoot out at her, catching her sweater. Julie remembers the rule we were all taught in school: STOP, DROP, AND ROLL! But a lot of good that does. When Maggie hears Julie's horrific screams, she enters to find Julie still on fire. Maggie throws a rug on Julie, then drives her to Brookville Hospital.

 

Julie's in tremendous pain, and has third-degree burns on one side of her face, her neck, her arms, and chest. YIKES! Painkillers the doctors at Brookville Hospital inject her with don't do much to stop the pain. Maggie blames herself for this, because SHE NEGLECTED TO WARN JULIE THE STOVE WAS FAULTY! *headdesk* And someone let this woman run restaurants??

 

Julie also develops respiratory failure from smoke inhalation, has to have a tracheotomy performed on her, and Bill warns Doug, Julie will need dialysis, hydrotherapy, and likely will need skin grafts, leaving her disfigured. (Is it bad that the Canadian in me is immediately thinking how EXPENSIVE this will all be? -- Like, my God! How will they afford to keep the club and the sh!tty antiques store filled with fake jewellery boxes?! Not that that's ever a consideration in soap world). Bill has Julie transferred to UH Burn Centre. Soon after, Julie goes into kidney failure, but pulls through.

 

Laura insists on offering her services at Julie's therapist, but Bill thinks she's being ridiculous. Wouldn't a stranger make more sense? Laura insists that she's the logical one to help, since she knows Julie and her loved ones, "we know what's best for her" (we, meaning Laura and the hallucination of her mother).

 

Laura is the world's WORST therapist, being the image of motivation and comfort. She tells Julie that no matter how she comes out of this, she should be grateful she's alive, and that people WILL lie to her about her condition during her recovery, and that the only person Julie should trust about this is LAURA. According to SOD, Laura has developed a jealousy of Julie's good looks, and her attitude stems from that. (WTF????)

 

Julie's plastic surgeon isn't sure she won't have permanent disfigurement, and Laura responds by forcing Doug to pretend to be jolly at all times around Julie. This, of course, heightens Julie's paranoia stemming from Laura's "encouraging words". Julie believes Doug's goofy attitude is because he can't stand to look at her, with Laura's refrain "they're all gonna lie to you" playing on a loop in her head. She proceeds to make Julie feel even more optimistic when it comes time for the skin grafts, bluntly warning her that her body may reject the grafts...ESPECIALLY ON HER FACE. She also tells Julie not to coddle herself, and prepare herself because people's attitudes will probably change towards her, including Doug. 

 

After her bandages are temporarily removed, Julie gets out of bed and sneaks a look in the mirror. She screams out in horror, disgusted by her looks. She shouts at the nurses "why didn't you tell me I look like this???!", and gagging at the sight of her own face. Julie can't help but sob uncontrollably at her disfigured face. Doug tries to reassure her the skin grafts will begin soon, but Laura's sunny and optimistic words ring over and over in her mind instead. Nobody's reassurance will help at this point, and Julie begs to be left alone, convinced she'll be forever ugly. She bars Doug from visiting her the next day. Laura is insistent that it's Julie's wish to be left alone, and that Doug should respect it. Doug demands to see her, so that she knows he will love her no matter how she looks. Laura won't budge. So Doug visits Julie anyway, and reassures her of his love for her, regardless of her appearance.

 

This doesn't do diddly-sh!t because Julie immediately has a nightmare that she and Doug are in bed and Doug recoils in horror at the sight of her. So much for reassurance.

 

Bill is concerned about Julie's attitude hindering surgery, and confides as much to Marie, who knows just what a big "help" Laura's been. Marie insists that Laura be taken off the case, as her stiff upper lip attitude toward Julie's troubles are just making things worse and worse. Marie consults Marlena on the issue, and, despite being worried the pay raises and ferns will stop, Marlena is certain she needs to stand up to Laura on Julie's behalf.

 

 

 

Maggie is tormented by guilt (shockingly), and hopes that seeing Julie might take some weight off both their shoulders. Laura, while SAYING to Maggie that the accident wasn't her fault, actually subconsciously believes Maggie LET the accident happen, and won't let Maggie see Julie.

 

Steve tries to make money off the ordeal, and meets with Don to try to due Mickey and Maggie on Doug and Julie's behalf. Don tells him where to shove his lawsuit ideas, incredulous that Steve would try to cause an intrafamilial rift for a buck. Steve keeps pressing the matter, and Mickey and Maggie file an insurance form to help cover her expenses out of a sense of obligation. Doug won't hear of it, though, and insists he won't demand any compensation from them over the accident, as they're friends.

 

Oh jeez, it's getting worse and worse. 

 

As her mind spirals, Julie hears from visitors that Doug is carrying on as usual while she's in the hospital. Julie is increasingly convinced, thanks in large part to Laura's overwhelmingly optimistic outlook, that it's because Doug is moving on without his ugly wife. So she decides that, if she DOES lose Doug, there's no reason to live, and breaks into the medicine room to steal a fistfull of painkillers, just in case.

 

Laura finally allows Julie visitors again. Maggie is among the first, and casually mentions the insurance payout they got to help Doug and Julie out with their expenses. Julie misunderstands what Maggie's saying and wails to her that there isn't enough money in the world that'll make up for all she's suffered. etc. etc. Laura walks in at this exact moment and orders Maggie leave and not come back.

 

Julie then pops some of the pills she stole, sneaks out of the hospital that night, and heads to the Greyhound station. She calls Doug, but gets a busy signal, so she calls Laura and tells her that she's leaving town for a bit to sort some things out. Laura calmly tells her that's a GREAT idea! 🥴 Julie pops a bunch more pills, then gets on the bus.

 

Marie lets Doug know that Julie's skipped town with a couple months' supply of painkillers in hand and not much else. Doug is in a panic, and blames himself, until Marie reminds him that Julie had been despondent after her sessions with Laura. Doug pieces it all together, and realizes that Laura may not be all right in the head.

 

Everyone is mad at Laura for letting Julie go. Laura is alarmingly blasé about the whole thing, and don't understand why everyone's so upset with her. Julie is doing what's best for her, and Laura facilitated that! She has a whole new direction in life (that's one way to put it). Even Bill telling Laura that if Julie's burns go untreated, they could prove fatal doesn't faze her. She's resolute in her insistence that Julie will be back when she gathers her thoughts.

 

Even Alice can't get through to Laura, demanding Laura tell her where Julie is, or at least to contact Doug to let him know she contacted Laura the night she disappeared, and that Laura approved of her leaving.

 

Julie goes to some hotel room somewhere, and visits a doctor who tells her she's an idiot for running away. She tells him she's running away from her husband so that his love doesn't turn to pity (ugggggh that old line again). The doctor treats her burns and tells her to stop being stupid and go home before it's too late.

 

Back in Salem, Laura blames Marie for interfering, and says that Marie isn't fit to be a nurse. Well, now Marie knows Laura's off her rocker, and goes to Jordan for help. He confronts Laura, hoping to talk her down before things get any more out of hand, but Ghost Mother appears to Laura in the middle of their conversation, and Laura finally blurts out loud in Jordan's presence "SHUT UP, MOTHER!"

 

The cat's out of the bag. Laura's lost it!

 

 

 

 

 

Returning to the Trish Clayton hour, Trish wants Julie on side, so she visits Julie in the hospital, and tells her all about how close she and David have become, hoping to win Julie's favour. Julie, still much preferring David with Trish than with Stephanie, in spite of everything, agrees to bury the hatchet with Trish. She also requests Trish take care of Doug while she's in the hospital.

 

 

 

Chris takes Amanda out for burgers to cheer himself up after Mary's article runs, feeling guilty for letting it slip by without reading it. Amanda tells him to pull himself together, then tells him about the mess she's in with Greg. Chris comforts her, and, according to SOD, they "kiss fervently". I should hope they didn't try this in the middle of the Burger Barn.

 

Amanda puts the brakes on soon after, though. She admits to Chris that she really doesn't want to pursue anything further with him, as she IS still married, and an affair with a married woman could ruin Chris' career (again, oh the 70s). Chris tries to convince Amanda that he doesn't care about anything but the here and now, but Amanda won't budge, and insists she should return to Chicago before things get out of hand. Chris feels once again rejected.

 

After Julie's accident, Amanda cancels her plans to return to Greg in Chicago. Instead, she runs to the comfort of Chris' arms. Chris rents out Mike and Margo's now-vacant apartment so he can have a place to shtoop Amanda in peace. He lays on the promises thick, promising a bright future, and even enlisting her help in redecorating. She still won't move in, though.

 

Greg finally bothers to visit, only to find Neil lurking about. He's certain Amanda and Neil picked up where they left off, but Amanda starts to talk him down, only for Chris to show up to take Amanda out for dinner. Amanda plays this one off as Chris just picking up an antique from the shop. Once Neil and Chris are finally gone, Greg tries to put the moves on Amanda, who is wholly uninterested. Greg suddenly realizes he's been a shitty husband, and his marriage may not be slavageable. Took him long enough.

 

The next morning, Greg decides to head back to Chicago, and wants to try to maintain regular contact with Amanda. Amanda agrees, but is dismissive, and rushes off to work. Greg is certain there's another man. He plies Doug for information, convinced Amanda is sleeping with either Steve or Neil, but Doug only answers that he's wrong on both counts. Doug finally makes Greg realize what a lousy husband he's been, far too dedicated to his work, and not enough to Amanda. Greg stops looking for an outside villain, at last.

 

She then decides to move out of Doug's so that there's no rumours floating about because Amanda's living at Doug's while Julie's in the hospital. She takes a room at the Salem Inn instead. Chris, presumably has balls as blue as ocean, and puts more and more pressure on Amanda to come to the apartment so they can get it on. Amanda won't do it, because, all together now, she's still married to Greg.

 

Phyllis tries to encourage Mary to make a final play for Chris, and encourages her to invite him over to "pick up his things". Mary does this, and tells Chris that she'll have dinner ready, and they can relax and talk things out. Chris plays along, but in his head, tells Mary it's too late.

 

 

Everyone suspects Donna's shoplifting, as she buys Don and Marlena, as well as Tom and Alice expensive jewellery, but claims it's fake. All from her babysitting money. She's apparently still not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yeah, this is where EH's run starts to fall apart. This is....bananas, tbh. I like that Julie's story is involving so many people, and it does play on a lot of psychological beats, but I just can't see Julie being so insecure that she'd debate suicide and run away to hide from Doug because she's had some burns. Like, whaaat??? Julie also isn't stupid, and, while Julie is very vulnerable right now, the fact she wouldn't start to clue in that just MAYBE Laura's being a little bit...uncharacteristically awful right now, beggars belief. Not to mention most of the other people that regularly interact with Laura. Marie seems to be the only smart person left in Salem, tbh, though everyone did clue in fairly quickly.

 

The Anderson storyline, while still compelling, is start to feel a little muddled. I feel like maybe they didn't get as much play during May 1979 since the focus was so heavily on Laura's meltdown and Julie's burns, though.

 

The ratings bear out that after a strong showing in March (#8 with an 8.2, tied with RH), DAYS sunk down to #9 by May (6.3, again tied with RH), so it looks like this story hasn't exactly lit the audience on fire either, so to speak.

 

Let's hope June is something less of a train wreck.

Not gonna lie: this story with Laura the World's Worst Psychologist sounds amazing! Yes, it's an idiot plot like a lot of James Reilly's 1990s storylines were (requiring characters to be significantly dumbed down in service of the plot). But it sounds like all of this would be utterly hilarious to watch (and a lot more fun than the usual "forged antiques" and "forged Anderson company documents" storylines the show was running at the time). 

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The Julie story was pretty much savaged at the time .I think it was John Kelly Genovese in Afternoon TV that said it was a story that could have demonstrated Doug's devotion to Julie and her needing and gaining strength from his love but instead it was used to split them up with unconvincing motives.

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10 hours ago, beebs said:

Let's hope June is something less of a train wreck.

That was when Laura left little Jennifer on the bus all by herself. There was an episode from June 1979 posted on YT that dealt with the aftermath of that. Idk if it's still up though.

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45 minutes ago, AbcNbc247 said:

That was when Laura left little Jennifer on the bus all by herself. There was an episode from June 1979 posted on YT that dealt with the aftermath of that. Idk if it's still up though.

Yep. I think it's been set to private, or at least is hidden. I do have a copy on my hard drive so I'll be using that to fill in some of the June recap. 

 

The episode seems more intense and thoughtful than the mess that was May, but the story itself still seems ridiculous. It seems obvious EH was trying to give her daughter some meaty material to play, but it comes off so incredibly corny and excessive. 

 

I was gonna say it contrasted glaringly to the rest of the show, but, other than David and Trish's story, the rest of the stories on the show are a little off-the-wall as well, what with Stephanie being Brooke with a new face, and Linda faking amnesia. The roots of the ridiculousness that came after are firmly in place here, it seems. 

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9 minutes ago, beebs said:

Yep. I think it's been set to private, or at least is hidden. I do have a copy on my hard drive so I'll be using that to fill in some of the June recap. 

 

The episode seems more intense and thoughtful than the mess that was May, but the story itself still seems ridiculous. It seems obvious EH was trying to give her daughter some meaty material to play, but it comes off so incredibly corny and excessive. 

I felt like that episode delved more into the character's personal feelings without hitting the fans over the head with it, like they did by making Julie think that Doug wouldn't love her because of her scars.

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