Billy Miller also had a man-child innocence that was right on the surface. Jason Thompson doesn’t have that same vulnerability, even though Billy is still extraordinarily immature.
Y&R has an adult-male problem and has for many, many years. All of the dudes feel a bit “arrested development.” Remember when Cane, Billy, and Nick were all “finding themselves” at the same time during the SSM/Mal Young days?
Same here. Billy Miller often got on my last nerve with that Cheshire cat grin and all those strange tics, but he looked as though he was trying to make the character stand out (for better or for worse). Jason Thompson sometimes seems to be performing at gunpoint. "I'll deliver these lines if I must, but it's because my captor is forcing me to."
From simple to 'boring' to S7 member of Team Pretty to 50 Cent, truly an end of an era. I will miss her, but I felt it was time for her to go once she got her second happy ending. Like Tinsley on her last season (at first), her story was complete.
Back in the day, I was actually pleasantly surprised at how Kim McCullough, who had eternal baby voice, could go toe to toe with Sarah Brown. SJB could smother an entire room with her intensity, but KMcC had a quiet dignity that could withstand and diffuse the hurricane coming at her. After the heavy AIDS story and Stone’s death, her rivalry with Carly really solidified Robin as an adult presence.
I also thought that Stark had something to do with Frankie/Anne and then was dropped. That story was all over the place.
At that point, AW didn't have much to lose. I would have gone all out and had Stark turn random people into characters that had been killed off. Bring back Frankie, Ryan, Michael, hell even Steve if George Reinhold was interested. If Days could do their serial killer story with Marlena and then haha...just kidding, AW should have gone crazy!!
I suppose NBC would have had to care and be invested in saving the show to add cast money.