Reading your post, definitely gave me more food for thought.
I'm now more inclined to believe that forays into streaming for traditional daytime soaps like Days may have more to do with an old soap wanting to be thought of as embracing innovation, while hoping to guide more viewers toward their network soap on NBC. Even if Beyond Salem truly takes off, I see network seeking to send use those gains and shepherd it toward network, rather than further investment in streaming.
Speaking of streaming, the various talent guilds (SAG, WGA, DGA, etc.) definitely have rules and regulations regarding labor and compensation for the web, and it is more defined for series "television" than it is for movies, which only really started to take off in the advent of the pandemic. Contractual agreements are far more defined (as they were fought over and hammered out about two or three years ago) for series than for movies.
That ad makes me want a Mimi-stan thread, great character. I adore that they took a typical 70s bimbo type and gave her depth.
Didn't Mimi have a mother at one time, a kind of pushy gal who wanted Mimi to pursue the golddigger life with Asa? Did she have any other family come to Llandview?
I think Cecile's 1989 visit was her last good visit. She entered via helicopter...traded barbs with Jamie, Stacy, Ada, Rachel, and Donna. Had a semi nice reunion with Iris..while she and Vicky were sizing one another up.
Her 1993 visit was too short..and her 1995 to 1996 stints didn't work.
I do agree Cecile was wasted chasing after Cass.