Thanks for remembering Paulette Breen. She was a fine young vixen! Lots of good suggestions from everyone.
Lisa Cameron (Susan Shearer on AW, Peggy Reagan on ATWT) would have made a fine replacement for Susan Flannery as Laura on DOOL.
Gregory Abels (Michael Hathaway on WTHI) would have been an excellent Tom Hughes on ATWT. We had to put up with C. David Colson instead? (Sorry, CDC fans!)
Had AW brought back Missy Matthews, Andrea Marcovicci (Dr. Betsy Chernak, LIAMST) would have been a good choice.
When AW recast Rachel, they chose an established star, Victoria Wyndham. Instead of going with the unknown Susan Harney as the recast Alice, what if they had chosen a non-blonde proven star? Jada Rowland (Amy, SS; Carolee, TD) immediately comes to mind, as do Sally Stark (Kate, LOL), Andrea Marcovicci, and perhaps even Delphi Harrington (Christine, WTHI).
Ron Tomme (Bruce, LOL) and Mart Hulswit (Ed Bauer, GL) would have been good recasts for Robert Delaney on AW, and for Lenore Delaney I would be happy to have Caroline McWilliams (Janet Mason Norris, GL), Delphi Harrington, or Sally Stark.
Julia Duffy (Gerry Braylee, LOL) would have been a better Marianne Matthews on AW than any of the several who played the role.
Yeah, him leaving his kids did not ring true at all. Re-watching all these scenes reminds me how much I hated Sami back then (but she was fun to watch). Especially in scenes with Roman. Just too clingy and daddy this and daddy that all the time.
Thank you very much for this bunch of episodes!
The Brooke's nightmare will come true very soon, also 1992 will end up as one of her worst years ever.
Also in a couple of days there will be one of the most important apperances in B&B history - Sheila will show up in LA! I believe it will be episode #1293, so hopefully I will see one of my favorite Sheila's intentional (uncommited) crimes, which is very rare and unavailable - pushing Brooke from the balcony. I really can't wait to see all of those crimes again! These few years were mostly exciting for me because of Sheila's presence and I loved it.