Well, not that I'm defending that decision, but AW had strayed so far from its history by that point, how many people there probably didn't even know that he once played Russ?
Hell, how many people there probably didn't even know that there once was a character named Russ?
I liked Cecile's 1995 return but after like 4 minths it turned ti nothing and she was Gine June 1996. Did they not have plans for her
Now did Carmen Duncan quit or was she fired
AW needs an Oral History book like OLTL had
Goutman also did not seem to care for returns, which is one of many reasons ATWT had a poor finale.
Sam Groom also returned, but not as Russ Matthews, because of course let's not actually honor history.