First Impressions: Lauralee Bell’s Return as Y&R’s Christine


Chirp, chirp, what are your First Impressions of Cricket’s (Lauralee Bell) return to The Young and the Restless?

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    AlistairCrane

    Cricket looks great! I love when soaps bring back classic characters…it reminds me of when these shows were actually good.

    The Nina/Paul/Cricket scenes were certainly the highlight of an otherwise lame episode. I don’t think Cricket is jealous but I do think she’s sad that her best friend and ex-husband have found love together.

    I really hope Cricket has scenes with the returning Phillip Chancellor III before she leaves.

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    al0792

    met, I don’t know if you were watched Y R in the past but there is a lot of history with cricket with almost every Vetern cast member. Cricket could have the potenial to be involved with everyone’s lives. Stop being a downer with every story and if you are not happy then change the channel and watch CNN.

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    AlistairCrane

    Cricket’s great! Now that Phyllis is single, it would be fun to see her and Cricket go head-to-head over a man again. And I’d love it if she finally found out Phyllis was responsible for running down her and Paul all those years ago.

    But ultimately I hope Michael Damian returns and they reunite Cricket and Danny once and for all.

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    Melvins mom

    Cricket/Christine was never really one of my favorite characters; however, seeing her and Nina actually just talk rather than having to endure capers and adventures with the other characters did make it seem much more like the old Y&R today. It was a nice change of pace.

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    met

    [quote=al0792]met, I don’t know if you were watched Y R in the past but there is a lot of history with cricket with almost every Vetern cast member. Cricket could have the potenial to be involved with everyone’s lives. Stop being a downer with every story and if you are not happy then change the channel and watch CNN.[/quote]
    I have been watching Y&R since the 80’s and its nowhere as good as it was back then. So if you think the show is good now, well you certainly weren’t watching back then. And about CNN, its rubbish too. Do you have another suggestion?

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    jazzpro

    Her so called jealousy of Paul and Nina is very misplaced…she expects their lives to stand still while she is gone for years…a bit arrogant!…I think she is there to protect Heather.

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    alstonboy4315

    Well, Cricket didn’t annoy the crap out of me or make me wanna reach through the TV screen and throttle her, so I would say that her first day back was a rousing success!!! Lauralee Bell is a good actress, but the writers always wrote Christine in such a loathsome manner, and I had always found it nearly impossible to empathize with or like her, but it does seem that she’s changed and become more bearable. I wonder if she’ll cross paths with Phyllis?????

    And I don’t think there’s ANYTHING unreasonable about her being dubious about Paul and Nina dating. He’s her EX, and she’s her best friend. That’s strange, and a hard thing to become acclimated to. Even after a breakup or divorce, there are usually lingering feelings of some sort. I find it totally normal and understandable.

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    RebeccaJ

    I think it’s silly that Christine might harbor feelings for Paul after all these years. She doesn’t have a romantic life in Washington? And if she’s pining over him, why haven’t we seen her before now.

    What was up with Nina asking her if she was “ok” with her and Paul? Paul and Christine are not a couple anymore and haven’t been for a very long time. Nina doesn’t need to ask permission. If Chris has a problem with it, it’s HER problem, not Nina’s. I could see if Chris and Paul had just broken up, but they’ve been apart for years and haven’t seen each other.

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    TmontyB

    Love her. I stopped watching Y&R for a long while, it’s bringing back great memories of the 80’s.

    I agree with some of the other comments. The storyline about her being jealous make nary bit of sense.

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    Nat Guy

    She had a good first day. I missed Cricket. Too bad Phillip isn’t on the show. I’d rather see her reaction to the news that her ex-boyfriend is alive and gay rather then hear about it after the fact. Yeah, I want her to run into Phyllis too. Then she can scream, ala Lauren Conrad, “You know what you did!”….but that will never happen.

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    marknsprmo

    If I have to have Cricket on the screen to get Nina and Paul, I am all for it! But really Nina and Paul are the end result. I never much cared for Cricket. She was on screen way too much in the 80s and 90s. Nina however can’t have too much screen time. She needs to shake that Chance up and get him a personality. Maybe since she’s a writer, she can work at Restless Style and give that rag, some credibilty. There are all sorts of things one can do with her. So do them.please

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    yojoromo4469

    I have to say that I have watched Y and R since the early 80’s. I have always liked Christine, as she is way past being Cricket. For being 41, I just wish I looked that good at that age. She has sort of always felt like a daughter that I watched grow up on a TV show. I am happy to see her once again.

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