Julia Barr Returns to All My Children for "A Great Story Arc"



Hot on the heels of Julia Barr's brief return to All My Children for its 40th anniversary comes word that she's returning to Pine Valley beginning Feb. 23 for "a great story arc," according to Soap Opera Digest.


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I wonder what this "great story arc" means hopefully it be will LB's writing by then so it better be those exact words.

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!!!!!!

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This is GREAT news! I hope it has to do with Jackson and Erica. I hope Brooke comes back Married to Jackson! That would be classic! This is definitely going to be written by LB, since it's going to be filmed in LA!! (The cast started taping 2 days ago in new LA studio) YES, Brooke Smile!!

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Great news but excuse me if I don't believe the "great story arc" until I actually see it.

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About Damn Time.........  Please make it a great story Julia Barr has been sorely missed and greatly needed for awhile now.

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I'm with Regan.  After that crapfest yesterday, I don't trust anything they say anymore.  Hopefully, they will somehow explain how Brooke dropped out of sight without any explanation, but I'm not holding my breath. 

I wonder how long she'll be back.  The word "arc" makes me think "short-term".

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Just the fact that she is coming back at all is a good sign. Pratt would never have thought of that. As much as I would love Brooke on contract all of the time, I just ain't happenin' in this economic environment. If we can get our favorites in smaller doses with strong story, I'm for that. Isn't it better to have a month of Brooke in a solid story than having her on 6 times in a year and no story whatsoever?
 

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That's an excellent point, gjr1969!

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I need to take a page outta Julia's book......Not so sure I would be so forgiving after yanking the Foot out of my A$$ and thrown out the door. Kudos to her.....

Lemme guess. This "Arc" has SOMMMMETHING to do with Ryan And Greenlee.....Cuz, in the end.......isn't AMC always about Ryan & Greenlee?

ick.

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OMG yes AllmyDaysatGh how right that would be if Brooke came back married to Jackson!!!   So lets think some of this out by then Greenlee will be discovered alive. Do we know if WW will be staying in PV too? If he is then that would be a good pairing. He left to go to Europe and gee hooked up with Brooke because Europe is just as small as PV. So Jackson learns Greenlee is alive and returns and of course his wife has to return.
 

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As long as her story arc isnt an Erica/Ryan/Brooke triangle I'll be the happiest girl in Texas! In all seriousness this is awesome news and maybe just maybe a sign of good things to come.

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Oh these bastards are trying to make love this show again......and it might be working

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I know Brooke has a lot of fans, but she has never really dont much for me.  I do NOT want her married to WW but maybe a triangle with Liza and  Tad.

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 So what??? Is Brooke going to come downstairs from the attic?  Her first scene should be her coming down the stairs...

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I agree!   I would rather have 13 weeks of Julia Barr involved in a serious storyline-- rather then a year or so of sitting back burner showing up for weddings and funerals.

I have a feeling that the BIG STORYLINE she is involved in has something to do with Adam.  There are rumors all over the web that David C is only staying with the show until the spring.  That he told NY friends to expect him and his wife back in the area for good by Easter. 

So maybe - Brooke will catch Annie & Scott in the act or on a date or kissing -- something.  She will help Adam realize that Annie is not being faithful to him.  And then Brooke & Adam will reconnect and jet away together???????????????  MAYBE RIGHT?  :)

If the new HW is right-- she will also make sure there are plenty of Brooke & Erica feuds while JB is on air!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A good rival for Erica is something this show has seriously lacked since JB's exit (actually even before that since they barley had her on air for many many months before she left) 

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A great story arc? Well, if Pratt was still on I'd say the great story was Madison is actually Brooke's unaborted baby. But since this is in all likelihood Lorraine's story I'm bit optimistic. 

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Season-- maybe you got something there.

Rather then an unaborted baby--- what if Madison was Laura's (Brooke's adopted daughter) sister?

Theresa Kirk could have been married to & abused by Madison's dad.  SHe she escaped one night-- but could only take Laura with her.  She had hoped to go back to get Madison - but died before she ever had the chance?????????

That would give Madison some times to the canvas in a round about way

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That's nice Julia Barr  is coming back  to All my Children  but does she live  in long Island for years and now the show is in California now.

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Yay!

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LB is not playing with ya'll..YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I bet it is the adam story.  I dont think DC is long for an LA version of AMC and that was the one pairing for me that really worked (i wanted Edmund with Maria)

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Hopefully it will turn into something permanent!!  I miss Julia Barr:(

Thank you LB for bringing her back.

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I would be so happy if the show could bring back certain folks for Arcs. They can fly them out and let them do a few months stints and I would be completely satisfied.

So glad Brooke will be back!  Maybe she can knock some sense back into Erica, who got really lax without anyone to really keep her in check...sorry, Annie is no match for her.

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AGB, you ain't never lied! I need at least one good Erica/Brooke catfight for old time's sake...

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Peaceole, Walt Willey still hasn't been put on contract, but he went back to the LA studio 2 days ago to tape an episode that will air February 8th! (he said on Twitter. He is going to be taping 4 episodes in January). Brooke returns February 23rd.....I don't know exactly how they could fit together. Maybe they don't at all :\. I can't wait until more details are released on her return...

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Maybe Jack will only be back in Greenlee's imagination, the way he was today.

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Brooke is my girl, please let her come and knock Annie the hell out!!

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 I Love Brooke and seeing her back for the 40th anniversary special made me realize how much she is missed on the AMC canvas! i thought it was so funny when she said something about someone should warn Erica if she decides to come back and the camera pans to Erica and she goes Brooke who! lmao loved it!!!

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I'm in agreement with a few others on here that think this is about Adam. As soon as I saw this, I figured she's going to part of a story that ushers out DC/Adam. If this is the case, I hope they do him and the character justice (and JB as well, of course).

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Keep in mind, these are all still rumors about DC leaving.  Just as they were rumors last year that he was ill...when he was merely ACTING.  The one thing I can't stand about the soap/web world is all of the hysterical rumors that take on a life of their own.  It's hard to tell what's true and what's not.