One Half Missing: Which Soap Couple Would You Like to See Reunited?


Next week one of my all-time favorite soap couples–All My Children’s Leo (Josh Duhamel) and Greenlee (Rebecca Budig)–will reunite in scenes on August 4.  Even though Duhamel's return to his soapy stomping grounds is only a cameo, it is much appreciated.  Reminiscing about Leo and Greenlee’s time together made me wonder, which former soap star, and their character, do you most wish would return to your favorite soap to be reunited with their great love, who is still onscreen?   Share your most wished for reunions in the comments!

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    sinemaguru

    i wouldn’t mind seeing alex (or was it anna?) devane come back for david.. love finola hughes. i wish palmer could come back for opal, but you can’t recast palmer. this is a tought one! i’d love for ben to come back to viki, but that’s not gonna happen. unless david hayward snagged him. gillian for ryan..

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    troymcclure

    I want to see Jr and Annie reunited which of course will never happen since for some unknown reason AMC refuses to acknowledge an entire year of storyline for the two of them. I’m so bitter!

    Anyways..JR & ANNIE!!!!

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    BrownBetty

    EVANGELINE!!! Yes folks, I still want my TANGELINE! And with Trevor St. John and Renee Goldsberry. No one else will do! The chemistry those two shared was the most authentic, the most electric I’ve ever witnessed on a soap. Truly one of a kind. There was so much potential with these two actors/characters, they were GOLD together…second to none. If ever there were going to be a supercouple in this day and age, these two would have been it. They had it all: chemistry, great story potential and very popular characters played by two fantastic actors.

    UGH! Words cannot express how disappointed and angry I was when the IDIOTS IN CHARGE just let Renee walk away from the show, never giving Tangie fans the love story the pairing and the actors wanted and deserved. Now they have a golden opportunity to write Trevor’s Todd off by having him go and search for an ALIVE Evangeline. Only, they both return before the show ends (on tv) to wreak havoc on those who shunned TSJ’s Todd for RH’s Todd, (I’m sure that is what’s going to happen) who ultimatly turns out to be the real impostor. Yeah, I know that’s probably wishful thinking but a girl can dream!

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    TV Gord

    In a perfect world…my Top Ten Favorite Soap Couples (in no particular order)!

    Leo DuPres and Greenlee Smythe, All My Children
    Ryan Lavery and Gillian Andrassy, All My Children
    Gina and Keith Timmins, Santa Barbara
    Mason Capwell and Julia Wainwright, Santa Barbara
    Robert Barr and Kelly Capwell, Santa Barbara
    Delia Reid and Roger Coleridge, Ryan’s Hope
    Adam Drake and Nicole Travis, The Edge of Night
    Greg and Laura Sumner, Knots Landing
    Mary and Burt Campbell, Soap
    Mary Hartman and Sgt Dennis Foley, Mary Hartman Mary Hartman

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    cokeyloveshersoaps

    OH Brownbetty how i loved me some Tangeline and was heartbroken on how all that went down OLTL was never the same for me again i lost a lot of love for them after that.I wish she could come back and her and TSJ”Todd”can ride off together i would be so happy. :bigsmile:

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    BrownBetty

    [quote=cokeyloveshersoaps]OH Brownbetty how i loved me some Tangeline and was heartbroken on how all that went down OLTL was never the same for me again i lost a lot of love for them after that.I wish she could come back and her and TSJ”Todd”can ride off together i would be so happy. :bigsmile:[/quote]

    Same here. I thought the Todd/Evangeline relationship presented a great opportunity for the show to give Trevor a pairing that set him apart from RH. Tangie could have been something really special, overshadowing both TnB and TnT and we couldn’t have that!

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    An_Emmy_For_Julia_Pace_Mitchell

    Didn’t Josh Duhamel cheat on his wife, Fergie, a couple of years back? And if memory serves me right, wasn’t it with a stripper/pole dancer?

    How come the public seems to have forgiven Duhamel but they never forgave Tiger Woods?

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    Ravennite613

    TV GORD Wrote “Mary and Burt Campbell, Soap”

    You are killing me I FLOVED that show and actually agree with 99.9% of your list…great list

    I adored Ben & Vicki that would make me smile like nobody’s business

    Maxie & Cooper – The man completed her and for me it was a story completely screwed up by youknowwho

    Monica & Alan – Her McMansion is just not the same

    My blast from the past Ryan & Vicki (AW)

    I mean we all know who I truly want but there was a time that Jason getting back with Robin would of curled my toes.

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    giogio

    EMMY FOR – you are so right. I could never understand this non-forgiveness stuff to the point of ruining a career. my mother always says, we never know what goes on in someone elses house. And there are three sides to a story, my side, your side, then the truth. Josh and Tiger went all out there. I dont care if unless it was my husband.

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    jlafferty23

    I would love to answer the question but I’m going to address, An_Emmy_For…

    WHAT IN THE HELL does Josh “cheating” on his wife (if that’s even true) have to do with the question? What is with you bashing actors? It’s really becoming tiresome and annoying. The question had nothing to do with Josh’s personal life.

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    alstonboy4315

    Josh Duhamel’s PERSONAL life choices and decisions have NOTHING to do with his character, Leo, being a fan favorite or the fact that he had kick ass chemistry with Rebecca Budig. What an actor does in his or her personal life is really none of our business, as long as it doesn’t affect us personally. I don’t care who Josh sleeps with. I enjoyed his role on the TV show, “Las Vegas,” but I really haven’t even followed his film career since he left the show since most of his movies seem to be slightly cheesy, but he was great on AMC and I welcome his return.

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    babyc

    Bianca and Maggie. That is all I want, heck, just Bianca receiving a phone call from Maggie five seconds before AMC officially ends on ABC would be enough for this BAMmer.

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    GHfan-4now

    OMG! Okay, here goes, lmao.

    1. RHTodd/Blair
    2. GreenLeo
    3. Jannie
    4. Ryan/Gillian (only she can make him less of a douche)
    5. EJami (because with new writing, maybe Rafe will get hit with a 2by4 and I won’t have to suffer through Safe anymore or Rafe’s sanctimoniousness.)

    There’s always more, but if I were forced to choose from the top of my head, this would be the pick!

    On that note:

    [quote] WHAT IN THE HELL does Josh “cheating” on his wife (if that’s even true) have to do with the question? What is with you bashing actors? It’s really becoming tiresome and annoying. The question had nothing to do with Josh’s personal life. [/quote]

    ************

    Agreed.

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    onnie

    jr and annie

    i am with troy i am also bitter,disgusted and upset that AMC refuses to acknowledge this amazing couple in any shape or from. i really wish they would give the JR and Annie fans something but i guess that is not going to happen

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    onnie

    jr and annie

    i am with troy i am also bitter,disgusted and upset that AMC refuses to acknowledge this amazing couple in any shape or from. i really wish they would give the JR and Annie fans something but i guess that is not going to happen

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    Phyone

    Yes, yes, yes!!! Triple Yes!! Evangeline and Todd!!! Mating Gold. I love these two. Go get her, Todd, as you go off to seek who you ARE!! Renee and Trevor are sooooo real together, they are like a real life couple. They get married in my fan fiction! Yeah, I take them all the way there.

    phyonescott.blogspot.com

    Read it if you dare to BLUSH!!

    Everything was on point: the binding friendship, the ethereal love, the sexual attraction, the unwavering support. Then throw angst in there for Todd as John McBain attempts to reclaim Vange’s love. Let her be torn…but not for long. Her heart belongs to TODD. Don’t forget the rivalry with Blair for Todd’s affections. Soooo much story. What a disheartening missed opportunity. I could cry. I will cry. Pardon me while I curl up in a ball of misery.

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    cri cri

    Possible and extremely likely:

    1. RH Todd and Blair
    2. Viki and Clint
    3. Leo and Greenlee

    Possible:

    1. Neal and Drucilla

    Happening only in another universe:

    1. LD Mason and Julia (SB)
    2. Cruz and Eden (SB)
    3. JD Keith and RM Gina (SB)
    4. AH Victoria and Ryan (AW)
    5. Cass and Cecile (AW)
    6. Lorna and Gabe (AW)

    Most likely only temporarily broken up so not sure it counts:

    1. Billy Abbott and Victoria Newman Abbott – the only currently compelling couple in all of soap-dom.

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    cri cri

    Possible and extremely likely:

    1. RH Todd and Blair
    2. Viki and Clint
    3. Leo and Greenlee

    Possible:

    1. Neal and Drucilla

    Happening only in another universe:

    1. LD Mason and Julia (SB)
    2. Cruz and Eden (SB)
    3. JD Keith and RM Gina (SB)
    4. AH Victoria and Ryan (AW)
    5. Cass and Cecile (AW)
    6. Lorna and Gabe (AW)

    Most likely only temporarily broken up so not sure it counts:

    1. Billy Abbott and Victoria Newman Abbott – the only currently compelling couple in all of soap-dom.

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    AlexB

    I love my Liason. My young love couple is Lucky and Liz, but my adult passion is Jason and Liz…but Morgan doesn’t deserve my girl until he A) Let’s his balls drop B) takes said nuts out of Carly’s purse C) Stops bending over for Sonny. Liz shouldn’t have to be the only one fighting for them. Time for him to take up the sword.

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    rony

    I think Cruz and Eden of Santa Barbara were the show’s premier couple. And on Knots Landing Laura was Greg’s true love, but they were dull, I kinda like Paige and Tom.

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    rony

    I wish robert and anna from GH would get back together. I also would like to see on Days Diana Colville return to reunite with Roman only to discover he was not Roman. I would also on Days like to see Mike get back with April. On Y & R I would like Paul and Lauren to get back together. On AMC I would like Erica to get back with Dimitri.

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    Dyllan

    [quote]How come the public seems to have forgiven Duhamel but they never forgave Tiger Woods?[/quote]

    Because JD is pretty much a nobody and he “made it big” by marrying up. Tiger Woods is famous, so of course there will be more bitching about Tiger Woods.

    Back to the topic, Greenleo, Nash and Jess or whoever, , RHTodd and Blair, Taylor and Ridge.

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    SwanQueen59

    Had to think about this a little bit. A couple were easy and just wrote themselves…

    AMC–Ryan and Gillian (Loved Esta T.)
    Leo and Greenlee (For obvious reasons-Swoon! :love:)

    Y&R–Jack and Phyllis (Even though Phyllis is a royal pain in the butt, I
    always liked them together.)
    Someone will have to help me out here:
    Jack was married for a short time to a Vietnamese woman who had his
    son Kemo. In the story she passed away and not soon after Kemo was
    shipped off to work Jabot’s Aisian market, never to be heard from
    again. I do not recall the actress who played his mother but I reme-
    ber being quite touched by their story and admiring her work.

    GH—Luke and Laura (It may not be possible what with Genie being at Y&R.
    As well, from a story stand point, Luke may be too far gone to be
    redeemed. As much as I’ve loved his pairing with JE’s Tracy, it would
    still be lovely to see them working together.)
    0:)

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    AlistairCrane

    Paul belongs with Nina! They are a wonderful couple and these days the only couple on Y&R worth rooting for.

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    Dyllan

    @SwanQueen59 Jack fell in love with Luan Volien and she was played by Elizabeth Sung. (Their son was found by the Bug (barf) and Paul. That show’s they should be a couple.)

    Nina belongs with Tomas in LA.

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    tedew

    SwanQueen59 … Luan Volien was portrayed by Elizabeth Sung who has done quite a bit of recent prime time work including Curb Your Enthusiasm, Hawaii Five-0 and FlashForward plus she appeared in Memoirs of a Geisha.

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    js3557

    Jason and Liz on GH
    Jack and Jennifer on DOOL
    Brady and Nicole on DOOL
    Maxie and Johnny on GH (even though they were never officially a couple, their few make out sessions were hot)

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    alstonboy4315

    SwanQueen–

    Peter Bergman stated in an interview a few years back that he did NOT like the story involving Luan and Keemo, and that he was not really open to the idea of either character returning to the show, so it’s doubtful that Elizabeth Sung or Philip Moon, who portrayed Jack’s oldest son, will return to the show anytime soon.

    I personally think it would have been great for Keemo to pop in from time to time over the years, or at least for Jack to mention him more. It makes Jack seem like an absentee father for not doing so.

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    SwanQueen59

    Alstonboy-I had not heard that tidbit about Mr. Bergman. (I learn something new here almost every day. ;))
    As for Jack mentioning Keemo(and thanks for the “spellcheck” too), I think I can count once or twice I’ve heard his name mentioned and that wasn’t even when the writers had Billy in the Aisian market before they brought him home to GC. (History, writers. History.)
    Enjoy your day… 0:)!

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    david46208

    Let’s see the couple I would like to see reunited would be Dru and Neil on Y&R. It’s about time and wild horses couldn’t tear me away from the TV if they were on together.

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    TV Gord

    In my WILDEST dreams, I would like to see Marcy Walker return to the role of Liza and on the final show, she could casually be chatting with Cara and Griffin Castillo…and they could mention that she should meet their cousin, Cruz… ;-)

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