That mustache gotta go but other than that he is still good looking. I think it is going to end up that Jack is Finn's bio father. Perhaps he and Sheila had some sort of twisted affair which resulted in his conception. I wish Finn had turned out to be Morgan DeWitt's. Yes I know this show's history with Sheila Carter is much greater than with Morgan. Then again imagine you're married to the son of someone who held you hostage when you were a kid?
Yes, reading between the lines, I would guess that McCook, Flannery, Moss, and Lang had similar salaries going into 2012.
We know that Flannery opted to retire circa 2012 (probably the moment she was offered the $300,000 or so cut), as she was in her 70s and could afford retirement. Moss was 60, and probably thought he'd be ok not working steadily -- he had $1,200,000 in his IRA, along with his residence and his rental property, according to the court documents -- so he also bailed out. McCook and Lang evidently quietly accepted the smaller salary and went on about their business, possibly with some negotiation that left them with a (slightly) higher salary than what was initially offered to Moss.
I suppose this "salary tangent" is in a sense, Y&R-related as the two are considered "sister shows" and both Shari Shattuck and John McCook have previously appeared on Y&R. The reason I wandered into this rabbit hole is simply to state that Y&R actors probably shouldn't be expecting raises in a climate where talent is routinely given substantial cuts to meet the ever-declining soap budget.
Zorro the Gay Blade's rampage at Tuscany was just as absurd in real time as it is as folklore. You're right, @DRW50, they ended up having Isabella's ghost help Brady get over his angst. Soap Opera Weekly had some fun with Kyle and Nadja's singing scenes: "Tune in for Rolf's rendition of 'Edelweiss,' followed by Alice Horton's inspiring 'Climb Every Mountain.'"