Yeah. I appreciate who Alan gets, but he really isn't an interviewer. It's frustrating and why I really don't watch anymore. I think these get togethers were meant to be 'hangouts' not 'interviews'. But he needs to read the room.
You also have to remember he was loooong in PR and still acts like that. Not sure why but he seems to still be trying to play the middle and not cause any waves with 'tough' questions. I get it, but it's frustrating.
Elizabeth and Finn have a sibling chemistry to me. I thought he would have been good as Stephen Lars 56 characters ago. Elizabeth deserves a real romance after all those years with the serial killer that stole her child. It's too soon after losing a spouse for any kind of serious relationship.
Ditto on Anna/Valentin. His crawl toward "redemption" was done over time, and they showed the beats with Alexis, Anna, even the Q's. Unlike Jillian who we kept being subjected to, no matter what sins he committed. (Among the list of pets.) The Anna and Valentin combo is so much more enjoyable than her time with Debbie Downer.
I still prefer TB and SJB as Carly. Laura Wright is serviceable in the role and I'm used to her as Carly now but I'd still take either back in a heartbeat.
I always assumed SJB and TB were kinda pushed out, but yeah of course it was on their own, but still ... I question the treatment SJB has gotten on her soap roles. Phelps wasn't exactly a fan favorite of SJB, Tamblyn, Francis ... several actresses couldn't seem to run fast enough away (or were being pushed out)
IMHO, SJB should still be Carly to this day. I wish she were. But she's not. It is what it is LOL.
And I don't think they care much about 'endgame' couples, but Carly and Sonny should never have been a long-running 'endgame' couple. Especially with LW as Carly. Sorry but they don't have chemistry and they write LW's Carly as a Brenda/Carly hybrid.
It's time to stop catering to the stanbases and just write the damn show