HomeTVAll My ChildrenDaytime Confidential’s Top 10 Returns of 2008 Daytime Confidential December 19, 2008 22 Comments No. 10: Vincent Irizarry – All My Children After portraying the less than stellar character of David Chow on The Young and the Restless, Vincent Irizarry returned to All My Children as David Hayward. Almost immediately he began stirring up trouble as only the devilish doctor can. David Hayward, much like Janet "From Another Planet" Dillon, is one of All My Children’s most popular villains, and just like his previous reign of rancor, he is already causing problems for Pine Valley’s most upstanding of citizens. No. 9: Tom Pelphrey – Guiding Light Whenever word gets out that Tom Pelphrey might be returning to Guiding Light, as Jonathon Randall, we readily begin anticipating his scenes with Kim Zimmer or Marcy Rylan. Pelphrey’s return in early 2008 lived up to our expectations as Jonathan reunited Lizzie with their little daughter Sarah, wept with Cassie at Tammy’s grave and reminded us of exactly why we love him opposite of Zimmer. 22 Responses Soapchick December 19, 2008 OMG!…I have been waiting for Y&R to bring Tricia Cast and Nina back to Genoa City where she belongs…she was always one of my favorites and it would THRILL me to see her lock horns with Chloe…. Log in to Reply daisyclover1938 December 19, 2008 What?! Drake Hogestyn/John Black didn’t make the list? Or Susan Haskell/Marty! Well, I guess the story sucked, but it’s nice to see her back anyway Hmmm…I definitely would have put David/VI much further up on the list ********************************** DaisyClover (aka SamBot #1) Log in to Reply Jammylove December 19, 2008 thank god you gave tpelphrey recognition on this site Log in to Reply season1217 December 19, 2008 Tom Pelphrey?! Well, I guess there’s always room for ham.:P Log in to Reply jpp1975 December 19, 2008 All good choices, but Tristan Rogers was my personal fave. And his, Genie Francis, and Andrea Evans returns were way too short. Log in to Reply Revafan001 December 19, 2008 What about Blake, I know she didn’t leave but i felt like she did leave! GL/AMC/ATWT/GH/B&B/Y&R Fans!!!!!!!!! Log in to Reply jefhamlin December 19, 2008 No one from ATWT? Oh that’s right…Goutman doesn’t bring back beloved actors. He just recasts the roles and makes wholesale changes to their characterizations. Log in to Reply Set December 19, 2008 Andrea Evans’s return is my #1 forever. Yes, she didn’t get to do much, but she was there, and I love her, so yeah. Log in to Reply AlistairCrane December 19, 2008 You’re missing Christopher Douglas on Passions. You’ve forgotten Passions yet again! Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens December 19, 2008 You’ve forgotten Passions yet again! *** Well, we’re trying as hard as we can, but damn it you just won’t let us. Log in to Reply GossipGirl December 19, 2008 You are absolutely right about Eden Reigel and Tamara Braun’s return to AMC and ABC, respectively. Frons can babble on about the tornadoes bringing in the ratings, but it was mostly because of the return of these two amazing actresses. Actually, it was the reason I tuned back in. I would follow Tamara Braun to any show! Also, I have enjoyed watching Darnell Williams and Debbie Morgan on AMC as well. I started watching AMC again because of these actors that I love, but the show is so bad that I don’t know if I can continue. It’s a shame that AMC is wasting so much talent! Log in to Reply At50 December 19, 2008 Vincent Irizarry is definately one of my favorite returns. The writing for David could be better but I’m glad he’s back on the show. When he was fired I wasn’t sure he’d ever return. I’m pleased they have been using him a lot since he arrived. Although I miss that he no longer has relatives or true friends in Pine Valley. Relationships like those he had with Bianca and Anna humanized him. I think Tamara Brauna and Eden Riegel are turning in good performances but I agree the storyline is less tha stellar. It started off good but I’ve been very disappointed by the direction the storyline has gone in. There’s no good reason to belittle their relationship by thowing Zach in the middle. I loved seeing Tristian Rogers and Finola Hughes again on Night Shift. Night shift had its flaws but from what I saw of the it you could tell a lot of care went into it. I wish other soaps showed as much respect for character and history. Log in to Reply ladyofthelake December 19, 2008 For me, the best return was Genie Francis to GH. Way to brief. Luke and Laura still have that magic spark, they were so good together. I so want Genie back. Log in to Reply verde1984 December 19, 2008 the nightshift returns were definitely my favorite, followed closely by tina lord and david vickers (the man not the dog) coming back to one life. i honestly forgot about angie and jeese, but they were the only reason i stuck with amc for as long as i did. i was also sad not to see marty on here; as…creepy as the s/l was, i thought she gave a brilliant performance. Log in to Reply DavidsMuse December 19, 2008 The others were great, but VI/David is always #1 with me! Log in to Reply andithomas1 December 19, 2008 The return of Angie/Jesse is the only thing that brought me back to Pine Valley. David Haywood is a rascal i am beginning to enjoy. Unfortunately, Pratt has messed up these storylines so much I am having a hard time watching this MESS. Log in to Reply purplebraids December 19, 2008 I know that Erin Torey was only on two days for One Life To Live but I really liked seeing her so that`s way I watched .I`m shocked RB and Grayson aren`t on the list. Log in to Reply daisyclover1938 December 19, 2008 purplebraids: Oh that’s right, Erin’s return was good! In fact the Viki in Heaven story gave us a couple of great returns (Ben, Asa). I have a feeling that RB’s return is going to end up on their Worst Returns list… ********************************** DaisyClover (aka SamBot #1) Log in to Reply marceline December 19, 2008 Jesse and Angie not only brought me back to AMC but to soaps. But I think Lawrence Lau’s brief return as Greg Nelson also deserves an honorable mention. His scene at Jenny’s graveside was magical. He stepped into a role he hadn’t played in decades and rocked it. Log in to Reply Dariclone December 19, 2008 Nice list! Loved seeing Darnell Williams and Debbie Morgan in the number one spot! I was a *little* disappointed however that Vincent Irrazary and Tuc Watkinks weren’t higher up on the list. And no Rebecca Budig *anywere?* Come on! Log in to Reply Nicki December 20, 2008 Good list all except Grayson definately should have been on it but I’m not bitter *wink* Log in to Reply Jillian Bowe December 19, 2008 *** Well, we’re trying as hard as we can, but damn it you just won’t let us. ROTFLMAO! Jamey that was funny as hell! Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.