HomeTVOne Life to LiveWas Trevor St. John FIRED From One Life to Live or Did He QUIT? Jamey Giddens June 29, 2011 63 Comments There's an old adage that goes there are three sides to every story, yours mine and then the truth. According to sources, the truth about popular leading man Trevor St. John's upcoming exit from One Life to Live isn't quite what it seems. "Trevor has been saying he was leaving One Life to Live for over a year," says a setsider. Reportedly executive producer Frank Valentini went to St. John and convinced him to extend with the show into July, in order to give his character, who may or may not be the real Todd Manning, a proper send off. "He even got time off to do another project as part of the deal, but he still said he was leaving, right up until the last minute, then he changed his mind. By then it was too late, and storylines had been written too far in advance." St. John's advanced notice that he didn't plan to re-up with the show caused the storylines to shift so drastically that there wasn't enough time for a quick fix to simply go back and write his character back onto the canvas, says one network insider. This coupled with the return of Roger Howarth and the serial's cancellation, made it impossible for the brass to turn on a dime once St. John changed his mind. "They wanted him to stay until the end, but he kept saying he was done. The show took him at his word." 63 Responses Ryan-Scott June 29, 2011 Well if he said he wanted out then I guess he got his wish. Too bad cuz I think there is room on the show for both men. Log in to Reply cokeyloveshersoaps June 29, 2011 I agree who knows what happened we will probably never know i still love TSJ and wish the best for him in whatever he does.I still want Todd/TSJ/ and Tea to be endgame Blair can have the other todd. Log in to Reply Bourgeois Nerd June 29, 2011 Yeah, I expected there was another side to this. And probably the real truth is a little bit in-between. Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 June 29, 2011 We will NEVER know the real story, but I wish there could have been a way for BOTH Trevor and Roger to remain on the canvas until the end. Clever writing could have allowed that to happen. However, no use crying over spilled milk. What’s done is done. I wish Trevor the best of luck in his future endeavors, and as I have said before, I THOROUGHLY enjoyed his run on the show. Log in to Reply NAN June 29, 2011 He’s always seemed like an arrogant jerk to me. Personally, I’m glad RH is back. Log in to Reply No Daisy June 29, 2011 This now makes more sense. OLTL could have a goldmine in the 2 Todd’s story. I would have preferred 2 Todds until the end but I can live with my disappointment as long as RH is the last Todd standing. Log in to Reply goyankees June 29, 2011 Been ages, it feels like since I posted on DC.. While a former ABC viewer, fully ensconsed in CBS (The Young and the Restless), I’ve always seen SUCH similarities between TSJ and Michael Muhuney (Adam). Both in LOOKS, and Acting. And in characters to be honest. Dispicable, questionable, “how CAN THEY be redeamed” kind of guys. Anyway, while terrified my show may be gobbling up some former ABC stars this summer/fall (terrified would be Rebecca Budig or Cameron Matheson. I couldn’t even deal; FANTASTIC would be Michael E. Knight or the obvious OLTL actors -INCLUDING Trevor St. John. Adam needs a NON Newman relative, dammit! Hope could have had a kid brother we don’t know about, right? I do hope TSJ sticks around in Daytime, tho not many shows are left. Here’s one Y&R viewer who’d LOVE to see him in Genoa City! Log in to Reply Soap_Stud June 29, 2011 There is always more to the story. I will miss TSJ, but I understand that the story was written and his change of heart at last minute wasn’t enough, especially considering that the show only has months left. This behind the scenes drama makes me wonder how much some of these actors care about their shows, characters, etc. I wonder what it is with soap stars these days. Do they not realize that soaps are struggling to stay alive? I don’t get the power struggles they give the producers of the shows. If you want to leave, do so. If you don’t want to take a paycut, like Y&R’s MTS, then be prepared for less airtime or possibly being let go. If you believe in the genre, your show, and/or your character, the financial climate in daytime right now says you are going to have to make some sacrifices, probably in the pocketbook. As fans, we have accepted less sets, less top dollar designer clothes, no more location shoots, etc. Log in to Reply Ryan-Scott June 29, 2011 Amen Soap Stud! These people expect to play hardball and win. It doesn’t happen anymore. It’s either be a team player or go to another team. Log in to Reply blake3b June 29, 2011 Well if he wants off then bye, will be good to focus on the real Todd for the last few months. I wish people like GT would stay as Kelly and that Dorian will be back before the end, or at least pre tape if she could. I really would like to see a lot of the newbies gone so that old vets can be afforded to come back. Need Destiny, Rama and her husband (whatever his name is, how bad are they???), the Ford brothers, that Sebastian guy. Cutter is major eye candy (especially shirtless!), Ford too, but if it means old faves can come back instead then good. Tina needs to come back for sure! Log in to Reply JLyn23 June 29, 2011 Like everyone else has said, I knew there was more to the story than what was being told….it’s a shame that Llanview couldn’t have both RH & TSJ til the end, but it is what it is. Now can we stop with the RH vs TSJ “who’s the better actor” or “one got the other fired” ridiculousness….I really don’t give a damn bc my OLTL is still ending in January. (I will say that I want RHTodd w/Blair & TSJ w/ Tea as their final goal) Log in to Reply bluelittlegirl June 29, 2011 Oh, please. Trevor St. John has been treated horribly for months, if not years. He is not a bookmark for Roger Howarth, although he has been set up as such. Whatever the ‘real facts’ are, the blame lies squarely on the shoulders of ABC. The last two days of Todd and Téa onscreen are proof of that – nice way to undo eight years of Trevor’s artistry and commitment and everything that Trevor and Florencia Lozano have built over the last two years. I wouldn’t be surprised if Florencia was next, if ABC would let her out of her contract. But wait, I’m sure ABC will humiliate her, too – probably some variation of being kicked out of the penthouse naked to highlight more of – I’ll stop here. Log in to Reply rlegall432 June 29, 2011 If this is true, then I’m definitely disheartened that TSJ couldn’t see fit to stay until the show ended a couple months later. The best of luck to him because he definitely deserves it. Is there something to read between the lines here about the fate of his character? If the way the story plays out couldn’t accomodate an extension in his contract, I have the feeling that, whoever TSJ is, his number’s up. (I also have the feeling that – no matter how much I hate it – he isn’t Todd. I think that’s definite at this point.) I would hate to see the character just killed, but I would hope, at least, that they give the story adequate time for whatever the fallout of this Two Todds story is. Log in to Reply Forever21 June 29, 2011 I dont buy this convenient storyline dictated exit BS. If Valentini wanted him to stay he would have written for him. He is done using him since Howarth is back. Log in to Reply dellygrim June 29, 2011 I was thrilled that RH was coming back and have been excited about the 2 Todds SL. But I have yet to see any evidence that they’ve put much effort into writing it. I’m tired of Todd skulking around. Obviously this story is going somewhere but the slow annoying pace with near misses and no insight into the character isn’t setting the stage for good story and certainly doesn’t give me a sense of confidence in where the writers are taking us. Maybe they should take TSJ wanting to stay (or any other excuse) and revisit the mess they have planned. Log in to Reply jlafferty23 June 29, 2011 I still don’t buy this. I think OLTL wanted him out from the very second RH came back Log in to Reply TV Gord June 29, 2011 [quote=NAN]He’s always seemed like an arrogant jerk to me. [/quote] You DO realize he’s ACTING, right? Log in to Reply DonnyA2001 June 29, 2011 I was gonna post this on yesterdays show recap (and I probably still will) but did anyone see a spark of chemistry between Tea and Sean on yesterday episode? THAT would be REALLY interesting and something I had would never think about, but kind of like the idea Log in to Reply dyan0206 June 29, 2011 Either way, I think that TSJ should have been a big part of this show’s ending and FV should have insisted on it. But when the prima donna RH decided to sign on finally after months of dragging his feet, demanding things from ABC, I’m sure that TSJ was questioning where the Todd role would be going. I also heard he took a big paycut in February, which is why maybe he threatened to leave? Who knows the real story? All I know is, I met Trevor a few times and this guy is a straight-shooter so I don’t see him making sh*t up especially when it comes to his livelihood. After all, he’s just another guy needing a paycheck to pay his bills and feed his family like everyone else, so why would he want to up and leave not having another gig in hand? Besides, I wouldn’t believe anything TIIC says anyway. They have been proven to be liars over and over again, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they threw Trevor under the bus to justify one LAME decision after another! So the bottom line is, did they ever really care about the fans? NOPE! NEVER! Log in to Reply ChrisGa June 29, 2011 Well, there’s no doubt TSJ has the acting chops, but this saddens me not in the least because Todd is the gold standard for irredeemable characters in my book(and this whole storyline with nuJack is also ruining Tea; I love FL, but Tea has become one of the dumbest women on daytime in the last few weeks). As it stands, I’m glad TSJ’s Todd is not long for this show. Log in to Reply Ryan-Scott June 29, 2011 [quote=DonnyA2001]I was gonna post this on yesterdays show recap (and I probably still will) but did anyone see a spark of chemistry between Tea and Sean on yesterday episode? THAT would be REALLY interesting and something I had would never think about, but kind of like the idea[/quote] I thought that too. Sean was a real sweetie with her. Log in to Reply keanna June 29, 2011 I don’t think TSJ quit, I just don’t think that’s the case. I am starting to wonder if this was TPTB’s plan all along, bring Roger back and push Trevor to the side. The two Todds could’ve been a gold mine, TPTB really dropped the ball on this one. Time for a “Wishful Casting”, Jamey!!! Log in to Reply SoapArmageddon June 29, 2011 OLTL is turning out to be the one soap that won’t go gently into that good night. Why do we have to have this tawdry fingerpointing at the end of a forty-three-year-old institution? Log in to Reply maxsmom June 29, 2011 This story is pretty much what I thought went down when I read TSJ’s statement. I also believe that Tea has been all but ruined since her return. It’s difficult to say and to believe that Tea’s departure from the canvas would not sadden me anymore than her involvement in Todd’s storyline since defending him for rape and almost everything after. I hold out some hope based on Tuesday’s show that maybe she’s finally going to break free of Todd and become the Tea I once loved but if not, she’s one less character I am going to miss once my show is gone. Log in to Reply Trevor2011 June 29, 2011 Either way, I think that TSJ should have been a big part of this show’s ending and FV should have insisted on it. But when the prima donna RH decided to sign on finally after months of dragging his feet, demanding things from ABC, I’m sure that TSJ was questioning where the Todd role would be going. I also heard he took a big paycut in February, which is why maybe he threatened to leave? Who knows the real story? All I know is, I met Trevor a few times and this guy is a straight-shooter so I don’t see him making sh*t up especially when it comes to his livelihood. After all, he’s just another guy needing a paycheck to pay his bills and feed his family like everyone else, so why would he want to up and leave not having another gig in hand? Besides, I wouldn’t believe anything TIIC says anyway. They have been proven to be liars over and over again, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they threw Trevor under the bus to justify one LAME decision after another! So the bottom line is, did they ever really care about the fans? NOPE! NEVER! I co-sign this post. And to go further I’ll believe Trevor before I’ll ever believe Frank Valentini. This is thanks Trevor gets. He covers their butts in his blog by stating I wasn’t fired to make them look good on their decision. Than gets slapped face again all so FV can cover his butt and look good! Sorry Frank it’s too late. You already burned Trevor and burned his fanbase so live with it. Trevor fans are already leaving after his last show. And some already left. So live with you’ll mistake. You made you’ll choice now live with the choice you made and all backlashed that comes with it! Log in to Reply thecourt99 June 29, 2011 Does this story really sound that farfetched? Rumors have been out there forever that TPTB wanted RH back….both while he was on ATWT and after it was cancelled. As an employee…how would you feel knowing that your bosses were constantly looking for your replacement? Personally, I would want to look for other opportunities as well. So once the rumors began heating up…would you blame TSJ for saying that he wanted out and not buying it when TPTB wanted him to stay? And since the show is cancelled, can you blame TPTB for not being that flexible? They don’t have time to change directions and hey…if you say no so many times, people will think that you mean it. Both stories can be the truth (its about context)….doesn’t matter if TSJ said he was leaving and changed his mind at the last minute. In the end, TSJ offered to stay and was turned down. Log in to Reply Phyone June 29, 2011 Wait just a doggone minute! Be leary of the ubiquitous “setsider”! What is that, anyway? A dog? Oh, that’s a SETTER. It might as well be a “little birdie” whispering in Jamey’s ear for what the truth’s worth. Is this the same Jamey that said the issue was MONEY in Renee (Evangeline) Goldsberry contract negotiations when clearly Renee has said it was not about the money!!! Jamey also tweeted me that TPTB asked Renee to come back when they decided to pull the plug. Renee has stated in print that she was “very, very sad” that they killed Evangeline off and that OLTL did NOT contact her! So am I to believe some musings by Jamey Giddens? No! And so what if Trevor expressed wanting to leave? When I taught school, I wanted to leave every year and I wish I had stayed in the Marine Corps. We all question our decisions from time to time, especially when things don’t go as you expected. Trevor’s human! I’m sure he has been disappointed by all the crap going on around him! (Let’s start with the Emmy fiasco.) So Trevor kept saying he was done. That is the height of speculation! And a lie perpetrated by people who WANTED him out! Period. And I still want to know who this virtuous veritable vermin “setsider” is. No fan of Trevor’s, that’s for certain. Log in to Reply marknsprmo June 29, 2011 Either way the fans of this 40 year old powerhouse don’t need any controvery at this point. Just enjoy what happens on the screen. There is not a thing one could do about it at this point. Whether he was fired or quit this week, is pretty moot since the show should be wrapping up it’s shooting sometime in october or early november when he was gonna get fired anyway. We are talking around four months of employment…… Don’t get upset just enjoy your show! Log in to Reply soapbaby June 29, 2011 @marknspro: i agree with your logic, but my gut tells me to not trust the “setsiders”, OLTL’s showrunners or ABC Daytime. I do not think they have the audience’s best interest at heart, evidenced by a laundry-list so long I will not bother to go into it. Log in to Reply Ryan-Scott June 29, 2011 That’s a good way to think of it Marknspro cuz this time next year AMC & OLTL will both be gone. :(( :(( Log in to Reply watchingallday June 29, 2011 thecourt99, I agree 100% with what you said. He may have expressed interest in leaving last year, but wasn’t that the time that they were pressing hardcore to get RH back. I would fell pretty anxious about my job security in that situation too. I cam see shades of both of these stories being true. As much as I would like him on my screen 5 days a week, of all people in soaps, he is someone who I would love to see move into a successful career in primetime and movies. Log in to Reply liason4real June 29, 2011 Bummer. I have no doubt that ABC probably tried to grab RH when ATWT went off the air. All we have to do is look at GV and Sabine to know that some backstage BS took place. I will miss TSJ after he leaves OLTL whether or not he started the “rumblings” about leaving the show last year. He’s a talented actor and will no doubt land on his feet. Log in to Reply Punky June 30, 2011 I attended Trevor and Florencia’s event in April. Trevor answered all our questions except those relating to his contract status. The man cared about his character. At my table he talked candidly about Todd’s writing and his dreams for the character. This was not a man who had been planning to leave OLTL for a year. We got the message, the story will not make much sense but it is coming so get prepared. At the end we knew that he was fired and he would be out soon. I know those fans at my table wherever they are, were not surprised when they heard this news because it is something we talked about. I and my friends enjoyed meeting Trevor and Florencia. I once saw him at Whole foods but I had never met him. I had also never met Florencia. We had fun but it was also sad because we knew what was coming. I would like to attend his final event in August but I will not be able to because it is on a Friday afternoon and I work during the day. I wish the organizers can have it on the weekend to accomodate other fans. Log in to Reply BrownBetty June 30, 2011 OMG Phyone, you are cracking me up here but I agree with you. I’m more likely to believe Trevor’s version than anything that comes from some “setsider.” Of course they are going to go into spin mode after Trevor released his statement. Whatever. I am just disappointed that I won’t get to see Trevor until the very end. He took over a role from an actor who I had grown to love and did the impossible: made me love his version of the character more than the original. Bravo, Trevor. I will miss you but I wish you nothing but success in the future. Log in to Reply TnT 2.0 Forever June 30, 2011 THE DEVIL IS A LIAR!!! I don’t buy this one bit. They are trying to get viewers upset over TSJ’s departure to still be loyal to the show and of course do damage control. It’s not going to work. TSJ leaves and so do I. This “real Todd” story line is disrespectful and insulting to viewers that have been invested in Todd’s story line for the past 8 years by telling us we have all been hoodwinked. Even if this story were true, and it is not, there is no excuse for insulting my intelligence in this manner. I agree with “bluelightgirl”, it is a fact, not rumor (Michael Fairman even alluded to it), that OLTL and ABC Daytime have treated TSJ like crap for a long-time. I guess they don’t like him because he is a genuine good guy and not fake and duplicitous like they are. Birds of a feather flock together. Log in to Reply bluelittlegirl June 30, 2011 If the show takes away all that is enjoyable, there is nothing left to watch. Log in to Reply Forever21 June 30, 2011 [quote=BrownBetty]OMG Phyone, you are cracking me up here but I agree with you. I’m more likely to believe Trevor’s version than anything that comes from some “setsider.” Of course they are going to go into spin mode after Trevor released his statement. Whatever. I am just disappointed that I won’t get to see Trevor until the very end. He took over a role from an actor who I had grown to love and did the impossible: made me love his version of the character more than the original. Bravo, Trevor. I will miss you but I wish you nothing but success in the future.[/quote] They are in spin mode. They did the same thing when they fired Kish. They spread lies about the actors and tried to make it their fault. Log in to Reply J Bernard Jones June 30, 2011 SHUT. YOUR. ASS. Log in to Reply BornSoapStar June 30, 2011 I wish TSJ all the best. I have loved watching him over the years. Anyone that can play such a despicable character, but make you want to watch him anyway is a great actor. I like both Todds and agree with other posters in saying that I would like to see Blair wind up with the RH-Todd and Tea with the TSJ-Todd. Anyway, I greatly look forward to seeing him in the future and hopefully on another network because after the soaps are gone I won’t be watching anything on ABC. Whether TSJ wanted to stay or go I think he’s be underrated in the industry and I wouldn’t believe a word out of anyone’s mouth from ABC/Disney if my life depended on it. Log in to Reply wiggum June 30, 2011 I’m sorry but it was clear that TSJ wanted out as evidenced by Todd’s coma(and TSJ’s trip out to LA for pilot season)so while he’s saying he wanted to stay, his actions say another. Log in to Reply kintex June 30, 2011 If this has been going on for a year why weren’t these setside sources sharing this information before TSJ announced he was out? This would have been a major scoop for the bloggers so no, I don’t believe this story. Jamey even if I believed this latest piece, TSJ wants to stay and where there is a will there is a way. It is not impossible for them to write him in. He has been on screen for 8 years; there are many angles they could explore if they wanted him to stay for the next 6 months. This is not AMC which is ending in September. RC has more than enough time to rewrite if they wanted him to stay. They did not want him around and chose not to do it. Log in to Reply wiggum June 30, 2011 I thought there has been rumblings that TSJ has wanted out for a while. He seemed to be almost sleepwalking in his scenes for almost a year(if not more). It seems to me that ABC called his bluff and he lost Log in to Reply Frons-n-GuzaSuck June 30, 2011 I’m sorry but it was clear that TSJ wanted out as evidenced by Todd’s coma(and TSJ’s trip out to LA for pilot season)so while he’s saying he wanted to stay, his actions say another. ————————————————————————- He took a short break to try some new things. Doesn’t necessarily mean he wanted out. Remember, he also took a few weeks off in 2007 to shoot some other projects and he stayed around for 4 more years. I also believe the truth is somewhere in the middle (probably closer to Trevors side, considering its ABC DaySlime). I think once ATWT was cancelled and ABC went after Roger, Trevor probably realized he would be phased out or they would negate all the work he did the last 8 years by making him Fake Todd, and started to get ready for the inevitable. Log in to Reply bluelittlegirl June 30, 2011 @wiggum I’m sorry, but just because someone has outside projects doesn’t mean that someone is looking to leave. His actions and words speak the truth. If you want to believe ABC and this hatchet job here, that’s your choice. It doesn’t make it true. Also, ‘sleepwalking’ would probably be better applied to others in the cast, certainly not Trevor. Log in to Reply Phyone June 30, 2011 Why do people keep saying Trevor went to LA for pilot season? Did not Roger make this same sojourn? Trevor’s not stupid. He knew ABC was courting Howarth. The rumors abounded. The writers were leaking in drips and drabs all over the canvas: to wit, pictures of Todd’s old face showing up as early as Nov. 2010 and Todd’s odd behaviors (even for Todd). And remember contract negotiations don’t swing ONE way. Who knows what Trevor had to bite his lip on? Log in to Reply wiggum June 30, 2011 I’m sorry, if someone’s outside project is in LA and they work in NYC, then yes someone is thinking of leaving(at least for some amount of time). Does any one doubt that IF TSJ had gotten a pilot, he would have left earlier? Like others have said, the truth is probably somewhere in the middle. I wouldn’t trust ABC daytime as well. Maybe I’m wrong about there being rumors TSJ wanted out from a few years ago. I googled it and something came up from 2008. Maybe I was thinking it was a TWOP thread from a while ago. Log in to Reply Forever21 June 30, 2011 [quote=Phyone]Why do people keep saying Trevor went to LA for pilot season? Did not Roger make this same sojourn? Trevor’s not stupid. He knew ABC was courting Howarth. The rumors abounded. The writers were leaking in drips and drabs all over the canvas: to wit, pictures of Todd’s old face showing up as early as Nov. 2010 and Todd’s odd behaviors (even for Todd). And remember contract negotiations don’t swing ONE way. Who knows what Trevor had to bite his lip on?[/quote] Thats right Phyone and bottom-line he still wanted to stay beyond contract and Valentini didn’t want him too. Log in to Reply Renegade_Killerbee June 30, 2011 I agree with the woman that uses Victoria Rowell in her Avatar. We should have had Howarth and St. John in this role until the end. Shameless Log in to Reply TV Gord June 30, 2011 No one knows the real story of what’s happening behind the scenes. Howarth fans are choosing to believe the best of him. St. John fans are choosing to believe the best of him. No one knows for sure. Why bicker about something no one knows for sure? Log in to Reply josser June 30, 2011 Please, who knows what to believe. ABC has lied so much that why would anyone believe setsiders? ABC could just be spinning this story. Either way, I’m sad to see St. John leave. Also, why do people presume to know St. John’s real personality based off the personality of a fictional character that he portrays? Log in to Reply kcforshort June 30, 2011 I don’t believe a thing anyone affiliated with TPTB has to say about this story, be it a setsider or anyone else. TSJ’s statement was to the point and their track record of taking him for granted speaks for itself. Well, they saved me the trouble of having to watch this farce until the end. No TSJ, no tuning in for me. Log in to Reply Phyone June 30, 2011 [quote=wiggum]I thought there has been rumblings that TSJ has wanted out for a while. He seemed to be almost sleepwalking in his scenes for almost a year(if not more). It seems to me that ABC called his bluff and he lost[/quote] AND YOU WOULD BE WRONG!! Log in to Reply Phyone June 30, 2011 [quote=bluelittlegirl]@wiggum I’m sorry, but just because someone has outside projects doesn’t mean that someone is looking to leave. His actions and words speak the truth. If you want to believe ABC and this hatchet job here, that’s your choice. It doesn’t make it true. Also, ‘sleepwalking’ would probably be better applied to others in the cast, certainly not Trevor.[/quote] Wiggum–Sleepwalking? Really? Were you SLEEPWALKING whilst you watched him?!! That’s the only excuse for this pitiful comment against Trevor!! Log in to Reply appleridge June 30, 2011 If actors have outs in their deals to do other things they exercise them and tSJ is not the first and wont be the last I also think the truth lies someone along the middle of that road between ABC & TSJ I wish he was staying but id love for TSJ to be Todd and him Tea & Dani leave Llanview And b4 anyone says that this proves RH is Todd it proves Nothing Log in to Reply Mrs Adam Carrington June 30, 2011 Hello everyone, I haven’t posted here in a while but I just wanted to say that I agree with appleridge that the truth is somewhere in the middle. Most likely pre-cancellation TSJ may have wanted to leave the show (for whatever reason most likely because RH was coming back) but then once cancellation happened he may have decided to stick around to the end since the show was ending and the fans would have wanted it (I know I want him on the show till the end) but alas since OLTL is written months ahead it wasn’t possible to make such a drastic change. I don’t think anyone is to blame here not TSJ,not FV, not RC, not RH and not even ABCDaytime, this was just bad luck for everyone and I say this as someone who prefers TSJ as Todd to RH as Todd. Log in to Reply TnT 2.0 Forever July 1, 2011 [quote=Mrs Adam Carrington]Hello everyone, I don’t think anyone is to blame here not TSJ,not FV, not RC, not RH and not even ABCDaytime, this was just bad luck for everyone and I say this as someone who prefers TSJ as Todd to RH as Todd.[/quote] I would believe your statement about ABC Daytime being blameless if it were not for the fact that TSJ has been treated like crap by OLTL for a while now. Michael Fairman even stated about how TSJ’s male co-stars receive preferential treatment from TPTB and he plays second fiddle to them even though he is the star of the show. I am not blaming RH or any other co-star, but the fact is OLTL/ABC Daytime has not had a good history of treating TSJ fairly. As upset as I am about this, I’m honestly not surprised. It was only a matter of time. If they really wanted him on the show they could bring him back, if even for just a cameo. I doubt the final episode has been written yet. If they can bring the old Jessica back to make a cameo, then why not have Trevor come back when this is what he wants and what so many viewers want? It might not make sense or be realistic to have the character return, but the “real Todd” story line is not reality-based either, so RC and FV can not use that as an excuse. They have already insulted my intelligence with the “real Todd” story line, so bring Trevor back! Log in to Reply TrevorFan39 July 1, 2011 I know this isn’t true. I don’t believe it. I know the truth and it’s not what is said here!! TSJ is the best. He didn’t deserve this at all! Log in to Reply jockteen10 July 1, 2011 I am really going to miss TSJ. Log in to Reply Jenniec80 August 6, 2011 I don’t care what any of you say. Tsj was ok, but he wasn’t Todd. RH always was and will be Todd I’m so glad he came back. I just wish it was sooner than this. No one can replace the original character. I’ve been watching these soaps for as long as I can remember and am do glad. I love Blair and Todd and hope for a reconnect. yay Log in to Reply TV Gord August 6, 2011 Even though TSJ is leaving, I still hope the test reveals that HE is the real Todd! Log in to Reply Crystal_Ann August 16, 2011 Regardless the reason, I’m thrilled TSJ is leaving. I like him but the writers have done nothing but destroy his character for years…starting with the Cole/Starr romance when they turned his character into a violent possessive psychotic father and increasing when they brought on Tea and the T&T spawn and had his Todd become all about them, usually only remembering that Dani’s not an only child when his other children are in danger/or in serious trouble or he needs something from the ones old enough to be of use to him (he rarely remembers poor Sam’s existence). I just wish Tea and the T&T spawn was leaving with him. [quote]You DO realize he’s ACTING, right?[/quote] You DO realize that TSJ does interviews and has done fan events, right? The poster could have been talking about the personality he displays in real life not what he displays on screen. Log in to Reply TnT 2.0 Forever August 21, 2011 One thing that I really love about the truth is that it always comes out in the end, no matter what “powerful” people do to hide or distort it. I just have two points to make: Trevor stated that he want to stay and this implies that he is not telling the whole story. Why would Trevor lie about wanting to leave OLTL to further his acting career? Did Josh Duhamel or Melissa Claire Egan make up stories about TPTB not wanting them to stay when they left AMC to further their careers? Why is Trevor somehow different, does he have a history of making things up about his bosses? No, he does not. If he did, he would not have lasted 8 years at OLTL. I always ask who has something to gain, what does Trevor have to gain by making up stories about his bosses that could easily be proven false? Wouldn’t that hurt his future career prospects, especially if he is looking to further his acting career? People in the acting world talk, and no one would want to hire an actor known for making up stories. Trevor is too smart to do something as ridiculous as this article suggests. But I guess being soap fans, no one expects us to use logic. On the other hand, RC (and possibly FV?) are set for new positions at GH, and a lie like this would really benefit them. They of course would want to make a good first impression, and a story like this casts them him a negative light. So it would make sense to distort the truth and cast doubt on Trevor’s character. Oh well, RC and FV remember: “What goes around comes back around” and “Karma is a B…..” Log in to Reply TnT 2.0 Forever August 21, 2011 @ Crystal_Ann Although I would have loved to see more interaction between Todd and Sam as well as between Todd and Jack, this is the reality of many families who experience divorce. Like it or not, right or wrong, many fathers tend to spend more time with the kids from their current marriage than with the children from their previous marriage. For example, a lot of people have heard of Ozzy Osborne and his children Jack and Kelly from his current marriage to Sharon Osborne. However, how many people have heard of his children, Jessica and Louis, from his first marriage or even knew he had children from a previous marriage? Pictures taken of the Osborne family usually show Jack and Kelly and do not include his other children. Sad to say, this part of Todd’s story-line was actually true to life. Overall, I agree with you about the terrible writing for Todd’s character. Unfortunately, this is the current state of daytime television. I personally recommend all daytime television writers enroll in creative writing 101 at the high school level. They are not yet ready for college-level creative writing courses. 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