Sorry if this was already posted, but I was looking around on Archive and saw a channel that posted some Loving and The City episodes earlier this year. Most of them look familiar, but this one (June 28th, 1995) was new to me. Aside from some beautiful understated acting from Debbi Morgan, the episode doesn't have any real standout moments, but it's an important building block to Stacey's death.
I will say that Gwyn being so eager to get Stacey to confide her problems in her feels like a big red flag, but I guess it's a moment easy to overlook if you were just watching at the time without being online or perusing magazine recaps.
I also got a good laugh out of Tess leaving big-ass font sized snippets of her threatening notes to Steffi on her monitor, in the middle of the workday.
Laura had been one of the central heroines on the show for nearly a decade by that point and she was getting offers elsewhere, so I can see why she felt she was worth the effort and money.
With that said, I do feel like Cassie had run her course as a character.
Actually Maura West was offered Cassie..and she turned it down.
I don't get why LW thought she had pull...she was on the lowest rated soap. And she wasn't the main attraction for the soap.
This is when soaps started decline because performers like LW didn't know deserve any perks.
That girl who played Barbara Ryan's sister Melinda Gray -- was her name Ariane Munker? -- was one of the cutest, feistiest young actresses on soaps at the time, and her storyline seemed packed with potential. It was nuts that she was dumped. She was the only lively participant in that Dee/Beau Spencer/Annie story in the very late 1970s.
Yeah, I doubt Bell was seriously planning to isolate Kay Chancellor in a long-term lesbian love story. I believe his goal was to find an edgy, unexpected method to showcase that Kay Chancellor was a very lonely, very controlling, and very determined woman -- which would result in her getting Derek Thurston drunk and popping a wedding ring on his finger. Without the Joann storyline, that sudden, impulsive gesture might've seen somewhat out of character. But after watching Kay's manipulation of Joann, we could see Kay's manipulation of Derek coming from a mile away -- buying him a salon, marrying him, bribing him into living with her for a year without revealing to Jill that it was platonic, etc.