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28 minutes ago, titan1978 said:

The infamous phone call luring Nina/Ryan/Victoria/Cole to the Colonnade Room.  I even remember someone from the show being asked about that in soap mags and basically saying that’s not the story, just ignore this mystery element and focus on the quad.

Yes. There was a woman's voice on the phone and tried to figure out who it might be. Then nothing came of it. 

 

Another Y&R story is when Lorie showed up Victor & Nikki's wedding in 1984 and wanted get together with Ashley on a project or something......it was dropped. 

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1 hour ago, DRW50 said:

That became an extremely irritating constant at AMC over the next 5 years, as any number of characters (Kevin Sheffield, Becca, Tina) simply disappeared, never to be mentioned again. Soapcentral archivists would add "After the stresses of ______/end of relationship with _____, _____ quietly left town," over and over again.

 

I'm ok with characters not getting an exit. Like with Brooke in 2010, for example, instead of creating a backstory for the character that she had been traveling overseas, the show could have just re-introduced her as if she had been living in Pine Valley all that time she wasn't onscreen.  In theory, Pine Valley has a population of what, 25K or so, residents? 

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5 minutes ago, Jonathan said:

I'm ok with characters not getting an exit. Like with Brooke in 2010, for example, instead of creating a backstory for the character that she had been traveling overseas, the show could have just re-introduced her as if she had been living in Pine Valley all that time she wasn't onscreen.  In theory, Pine Valley has a population of what, 25K or so, residents? 

 

I think if a character was around long enough to be in stories then they generally deserve some sort of exit, even just a few lines. Otherwise it makes the show feel more hollow to me. I would agree about Brooke, but I felt like they gave her a re-entrance partly to show viewers that they knew it had been wrong to just dump Julia Barr the way they did.

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6 hours ago, FrenchBug82 said:

Here is another one:


On B&B Bell re-signed Sarah G. Buxton to a new long-term contract, brought Morgan back, set up the Venice story and... dropped it - and her altogether - after just a few weeks.
Even by Bell's short-attention-span standards, the completely lack of climax and payoff to the story he had taken weeks to set up and the abrupt nature of its disappearance means this was a last-minute U-turn for... reasons we will never know*


* which is too bad because I love Sarah G. Buxton and Morgan vs Brooke would have probably been more interesting than Taylor vs Morgan


Actually, we do know why he dropped Morgan’s return: Thudley got Hunter Tylo back! However I hated the show wasted Buxton’s talent like that, as I think that has been her last daytime appearance.

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5 hours ago, DRW50 said:

Nothing very mysterious about this, sadly, but on GL around 2000 and 2001 there was a token triangle between Vicky Spaulding, David Grant, and Ruth, a woman Reva had helped turn around after dire financial straits for herself and her son had led her to hold someone hostage (this also started Reva's TV talk show career). If memory serves, they all just vanished. 

 

Soapcentral archivists would add "After the stresses of ______/end of relationship with _____, _____ quietly left town," over and over again.

 

What happened to the Grant family was a tragic mess. If I recall right David’s return in 1998 came right after Charles had his heart attack to a faulty Spaulding produced + Santos mob funded pacemaker. For a brief moment there seemed to be momentum; David swearing revenge, Vicki Brandon revealing herself as a Spaulding, David finding Vivian getting comfort in Griffin’s arms(!) and arguing with Marcus, Vivian being a victim by the Nursery Rhyme Stalker and then absolutely nothing came out of it at all. Worse still is that Marcus & Dahlia lasted a lot longer into 1998 than I remember from what I have seen, still randomly popping up at parties and what not. 
 

Carl if you ever want a sad laugh with SoapCentral profiles on characters who got non exits you should read the end of Ellen Stewart’s profile on ATWT

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3 hours ago, soapfan770 said:

Actually, we do know why he dropped Morgan’s return: Thudley got Hunter Tylo back! However I hated the show wasted Buxton’s talent like that, as I think that has been her last daytime appearance.

See I didn't remember that the timing coincided and I am surprised because I would have been pissed if I remembered. Let me just say that was not a good trade-off LOL
I saw recent photos of Buxton and she looks great but yeah indeed it looks like she has moved on from acting.
 

 

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8 minutes ago, DramatistDreamer said:

Didn't Michael Baldwin have prostate cancer?

He had prostate cancer. He waited forever to tell Lauren about his illness and he wanted her to take up with the walking stick because he thought "he wasn't man enough anymore" He also hired a prostitute played by Lindsay McKeon whom he ended up confiding in that of course went nowhere. 

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1 minute ago, Forever8 said:

He had prostate cancer. He waited forever to tell Lauren about his illness and he wanted her to take up with the walking stick because he thought "he wasn't man enough anymore" He also hired a prostitute played by Lindsay McKeon whom he ended up confiding in that of course went nowhere. 

 

That's what I thought but I posed the question because of the previous post.

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Colleen's issues with food on Y&R circa 2004-5. They briefly mentioned it at Crimson Lights when she was spending time with Lily and some mean girls commented if she needed that much foam or whatever in her drink. It would have been a beautiful storyline involving Colleen, Brad, and Traci, but it was dropped without a second thought. 

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28 minutes ago, mikelyons said:

Colleen's issues with food on Y&R circa 2004-5. They briefly mentioned it at Crimson Lights when she was spending time with Lily and some mean girls commented if she needed that much foam or whatever in her drink. It would have been a beautiful storyline involving Colleen, Brad, and Traci, but it was dropped without a second thought. 

 

Y&R really missed the ball with that one too when Adrienne Leon occupied the role. 

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