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12 minutes ago, Sasha66 said:

Yeah but what exact month range? Like what were his first stories? Did he write Brooke taking over forresters?

No clue. I will have to pay attention to the end credits when I get to 1993 episodes.

According to a quick search, Bradley Bell received his first credit as head writer for episode #1.1550 on June 2, 1993. John F. Smith was credited as associate head writer.

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5 hours ago, Liberty City said:

No clue. I will have to pay attention to the end credits when I get to 1993 episodes.

According to a quick search, Bradley Bell received his first credit as head writer for episode #1.1550 on June 2, 1993. John F. Smith was credited as associate head writer.

I hope we get to these episodes! It would be interesting to see if it's possible to detect any difference in the writing once Bradley Bell takes over.

Of course, the major storylines may have been planned months or years in advance, so some of what follows may already have been thought out by Bell Sr.

Also, I've often wondered about what kind of role John F. Smith played in the writing of the show for its first 15 years or so. It may or may not be a coincidence, but the point where I feel the show began going downhill coincides almost exactly with his no longer being credited as associate head writer (or "executive storyline consultant", whatever that is) in 2002/2003.

(I always think of the Portofino location shoot as the last big hurrah of the "old"/"classic" B&B era. From 2003 on, there was a very noticeable shift in the tone and the focus of the show as Jackie and Nick were introduced and became a major part of the show, while Sally and her clan were phased out.) 

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Episode 137: Kristen vs. Stephanie is brilliant. Why, oh why did they stop this feud? So upsetting. Not to mention, Susan Flannery and Teri Ann Linn have amazing chemistry. Tracy Melchior did fine, but, in comparison, she lacks. I cannot help but wonder what Brenda Epperson (ex-Ashley, Y&R) could have done in the role of Kristen in Melchior's place.

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Thanks @soapwikijohn

 

I added missing episodes 5098-5102 in 2007 from the BobSoaps YouTube channel. Hoping he'll add more missing dates.

 

@Liberty CityIt was so disappointing how they completely dropped the Stephanie/Kristen drama and the fact that she was the one who brought Clarke into her life. I loved the angle of Stephanie imagining an incestous relationship between Eric and Kristen, which was really just her projecting her own relationship with Ridge.

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40 minutes ago, BoldRestless said:

@Liberty CityIt was so disappointing how they completely dropped the Stephanie/Kristen drama and the fact that she was the one who brought Clarke into her life. I loved the angle of Stephanie imagining an incestous relationship between Eric and Kristen, which was really just her projecting her own relationship with Ridge.

Yes yes. It was such a feud and conceptual idea that William J. Bell should've gone further with.

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3 hours ago, Liberty City said:

Yes yes. It was such a feud and conceptual idea that William J. Bell should've gone further with.

William Bell seems to have had a fascination with long lost daughters returning with problematic relationships with their mother. Kristen, Macy and Felicia were all introduced this way. Interestingly, each of those mother-daughter relationships was a "variation of the theme" with a different dynamic.

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7 hours ago, Videnbas said:

William Bell seems to have had a fascination with long lost daughters returning with problematic relationships with their mother. Kristen, Macy and Felicia were all introduced this way. Interestingly, each of those mother-daughter relationships was a "variation of the theme" with a different dynamic.

And then he told the Angela/Deveney storyline, which I loved discovering.

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On 10/19/2021 at 9:37 AM, Liberty City said:

Episode 137: Kristen vs. Stephanie is brilliant. Why, oh why did they stop this feud? So upsetting. Not to mention, Susan Flannery and Teri Ann Linn have amazing chemistry. Tracy Melchior did fine, but, in comparison, she lacks. I cannot help but wonder what Brenda Epperson (ex-Ashley, Y&R) could have done in the role of Kristen in Melchior's place.

Actually, I think Brenda would've been a good Kristen recast. 

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