Check Out These Pre-Summer Blind Items!




It's been awhile since I offered up some Blind Items, and with only four daytime soaps left in production, I will have to attempt to be trickier than usual. Here goes!

Youthful Essences: For a long stretch of time this sudser wasn't even receiving network notes; now it is, and the overarching sentiment is GO YOUNGER! This doesn't bode well for a recently-returned vet, who could soon be on his or her way out, along with the actress or actor he or she shares the majority of scenes with.

Backburnered as Punishment: This soap's showrunners could care less how popular a certain actor or actress is. The thesp-in-question is reportedly being backburnered as punishment for speaking out. Way to put the soap first, vengeful execs!

Paging Bobby Ewing:  The head writer(s) of this soap—which finds itself once again amid backstage turmoil—pitched a storyline that would basically say the last year's worth of story was all a dream. Yeah, because fans loved it so much when Dallas did that! 
 

Making It Up Along The Way: This scribe hasn't written a long story in years. He or she makes arcs up week to week!

I Hate You, But I Have to Pretend I Love You: Fans wondering why their favorite couples have been separated for lengthy arcs on this soap would be shocked to know that the actors who play the characters simply cannot stand one another. Sure, there's been feuds and gripes before, but the bickering has reached the point of no return. One half of one supercouple has even begun lobbying for the return to the soap of a former screen partner, whom he or she also created soap magic with.

Jealous, Much?: This soap lead, who has driven story for the better part of a decade, is seeing green over a popular newcomer.

No Gay Today: A plan for this serial to attempt another gay story—to make up for the botched last try—was nixed before it ever reached the network level.

 

51 Responses

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    soapjunkie88

    Backburnered as Punishment: Michael Muhney?

    Paging Bobby Ewing: DAYS OF OUR LIVES!?

    No Gay Today: GENERAL HOSPITAL or THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS!?

    I hope these blind items will be revealed rather sooner than later. :)

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    RealityCheck 33

    “Backburnered as Punishment” is obviously Michael Muhney. The morons running Y&R have shown themselves to be inept and fools. Absolute insanity. Muhney should tell them to FU and go back to PrimeTime and features. Way to go MAB, you bitch.

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    SoapArmageddon

    If it’s Michael Muhney who’s being backburnered then I’m all for it. The guy is unbelievably thin-skinned and does not take criticism well. Any actor who goes after fans the way he does on Soapcentral needs a good spanking.

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    laneluva

    I say the first one is GH. The network suddenly cares because they are around for a little while longer.

    The second one is MM from Y&R.

    Not idea about the third

    Fourth is totally Y&R because MAB does not write anything out in arc form.

    The I love you but I hate you is EB and MTS from Y&R. The show is going through crazy lengths to keep them apart. MTS was asking fans to encourage the guy who played Bobby to cone back.

    Jealous Much is Sharon Case about Melissa Eagan.

    No idea about the last one. Since Days and BB have stories that leaves YR and GH so one of those two.

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    Restless Fan

    [quote=Trish8148]Y&R needs to dream the last five years away, not just one. Hell with the expection of the jealous lead star, all of these seem like Y&R.[/quote]

    I’d pick the action up with Katherine in the hospital. We find out she has been comatose since the accident with Marge and everything since then has been a dream. And I agree every one of those blind items feels like it could be Y&R.

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    storm28

    Jealous, Much?: I’m going to say Steve Burton. He has been the focus point of GH for about a decade now and since RC brought over his pets (namely John) Jason is no longer the big town hero. For the first time in many years someone was kidnapped and Jason was not the one to save the day! Plus John and Sam (Jason’s wife) seem to be developing a fan-base.

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    ConqueringBlue

    My guesses!

    Youthful Essences: For a long stretch of time this sudser wasn’t even receiving network notes; now it is, and the overarching sentiment is GO YOUNGER! This doesn’t bode well for a recently-returned vet, who could soon be on his or her way out, along with the actress or actor he or she shares the majority of scenes with.

    For some reason I thought Days of our Lives here, and John and Marlena, but I hope I’m wrong

    Backburnered as Punishment: This soap’s showrunners could care less how popular a certain actor or actress is. The thesp-in-question is reportedly being backburnered as punishment for speaking out. Way to put the soap first, vengeful execs!

    I’m gonna agree with those who said MM from Y&R

    Paging Bobby Ewing: The head writer(s) of this soap—which finds itself once again amid backstage turmoil—pitched a storyline that would basically say the last year’s worth of story was all a dream. Yeah, because fans loved it so much when Dallas did that!

    This has to be Days, isn’t it the only soap that is currently going through another backstage shakeup?

    Making It Up Along The Way: This scribe hasn’t written a long story in years. He or she makes arcs up week to week!

    I don’t watch Y&R or B&B so I’m gonna go with one of those, probably Y&R

    I Hate You, But I Have to Pretend I Love You: Fans wondering why their favorite couples have been separated for lengthy arcs on this soap would be shocked to know that the actors who play the characters simply cannot stand one another. Sure, there’s been feuds and gripes before, but the bickering has reached the point of no return. One half of one supercouple has even begun lobbying for the return to the soap of a former screen partner, whom he or she also created soap magic with.

    Have no clue about this one….

    Jealous, Much?: This soap lead, who has driven story for the better part of a decade, is seeing green over a popular newcomer.

    Ha, I’m totally gonna guess either MB or SB from GH, over perhaps ME and John McBain. I could be wrong, but it’s kind of funny that John was the one who rescued Sam (Jason’s wife) when she was kidnapped while Jason was busy babysitting Sonny and dealing with this Kate/Connie crap!

    No Gay Today: A plan for this serial to attempt another gay story—to make up for the botched last try—was nixed before it ever reached the network level.

    Not too sure….

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    marknsprmo

    Actually I wouldn’t mind if Y&R Bobby Ewinged the show back several years. I say that Cassie survived the car crash and has been in a coma for the last several years and that she dreamed the rediculousness that has gone on. She wakes up to discover many things have changed but not in the way she dreamed them.

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    tviewer

    [quote=laneluva]The I love you but I hate you is EB and MTS from Y&R. The show is going through crazy lengths to keep them apart. MTS was asking fans to encourage the guy who played Bobby to cone back.[/quote]

    Really? Didn’t EB and MTS always got along fairly well? Is EB and MTS not getting along something recent? When MTS returned last year, the TV Guide interview she did, she did mention something about not wanting Nikki to be “serving tea and being Victor’s slave”. Interesting… Wonder if this means that Nikki and Jack will actually get married and be a couple for a while. Though it does seem that MTS seems so much alive in her scenes with PB since they started being in more scenes together the last few months.

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    david46208

    Youthful Essences – GH

    Backburnered as Punishment – Y&R’s Micheal Muhney (Adam).

    Paging Bobby Ewing – Days of Our Lives. Although one could hope it as The Young and The Restless. But with these writers (Y&R) erasing a whole year would not make up for anything. We’d need to go back to when Victor was flapping around with Sapato and cutting out paper art.

    Making It Up Along The Way – Maria Bell, Scott Hahmner or Hogan Sheffier.

    I Hate You, But I Have to Pretend I Love You – Without a doubt this is Deidre Hall and Drake Hoygston. These two were rarely in scenes together for a long stretch of time. And when they are together it just seems like Diedre is “faking it.” Somehow the emotions seemed forced and you can tell that she can’t stand him. And they have always been the main couple that was said to have beef. And who could not blame Deidre? Having to work with sub-par talent day in and day out would make me mad too. I’m just saying.

    Jealous, Much – Allison Sweeney would come to mind being jealous over the fact that Chandler Massey has upstaged her. And think about it, of the 4 remaining soaps Days is the only one with a hugely popular newcomer.

    No Gay Today – The Young and The Restless. They can’t tell stories featuring African Americans, Latinos, Italians, Aliens, Dogs, Cats more or less the vets. So another attempt at a Gay storyline would have been to suggests that a aharacter was in the closet because the cattle rustlin’ clown mob from Australia forced him to marry a woman and have a child or else they would kill his family.

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    DaytimeFan0001

    The First one, “Go Younger” is prob B&B. They never get notes because Brad does his thing, but it’s changed drastically. So drastically I haven’t watched in months. Going younger isn’ t sending this 18-34 yr old back to the screen.

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    liason4real

    Jamey, thanks for the blind items.

    It’s popcorn time! The drama behind our soaps is a heck of a lot more interesting than what we see on our screens. :party:

    SB wanted more time with his family and now he has it! Be careful what you wish for. :bigsmile:

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    Jon

    Let me start off by saying I may be naive, but I could have sworn both Eric Braeden & Melody Thomas Scott publicly mentioned receiving the support of each other when they both were in contract purgatory in recent years. Therefore I’d have to guess Deidre Hall & Drake Hogestyn as rumors have been circulating for years that they aren’t close friends (to put it charitably)

    Re the gay storyline, I wanna say Y&R because the Adam/Rafe story and Phillip’s return were basically considered flops and much ado about nothing, so I doubt CBS would want MAB to “attempt” to tell another one. Part of me wants to say GH too, not so much that Lucas’ story was “botched” per se, it just went nowhere, but I don’t recall much homophobic rage against it. However, Ron & Frank’s involvement with the KISH debacle and the “gaying” of Llanview on OLTL which TPTB blamed for the ratings drop and the hate of the focus groups leads me to believe TPTB don’t want to deal with the same headache on GH…

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    jthawk

    I would love for the dream reboot to be Y&R with Maria Arena Bell, Hogan Sheffer and Scott Hammer being shown the door. Get a STRONG EP and HW to come on board and reboot this series. It would definitely take some creative soap story telling. My first thought would be to go back to 2008, post-Sabrina’s death when Nikki was searching for Victor on the beach in Mexico and she collapsed calling out his name. Now that’s a really long way to go back, almost four years, but I think it could benefit the show.

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    appleridge

    Do u think any show would greenlit the past year being a dream. I think that would be epic fail. I hope its not Days. I like Will’s story and I dont want bthis to make him straight again.

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    marybee50

    On the dream item,I,too,hope it is not Days.To have an exceptional story like Will’s just wiped out would turn me off.To bad it can’t be B&B,and we could just wipe Liam/Steffy/Hope out of our numb minds.Y&R would be ok also.

    To me it seems that to wipe out a whole year on any show would just be stupid,and not please anyone.

    As for the other items,I’m not good at this type of thing.And also don’t remember half of them by the time they come out.

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    appleridge

    Well Im hoping that it was pitched but the show said NO. whatever show it is. Plus with Renee leaving Days and Christie Clark filming some of Tomlin’s scripts her final week, I dont see it being days

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    MsAgentProvocateur1

    [quote=marknsprmo]Actually I wouldn’t mind if Y&R Bobby Ewinged the show back several years. I say that Cassie survived the car crash and has been in a coma for the last several years and that she dreamed the rediculousness that has gone on. She wakes up to discover many things have changed but not in the way she dreamed them.[/quote]

    I might go back to watching Y&R, if this could happen.

    Muhney immediately came to mind as the back burner-ed actor in retribution for his tactless Tweets.

    I basically saw Y&R in all of these blind items but I have to agree with the poster who mentioned GH with one actor being jealous of a new star. There’s definitely tension among fans, why not the actors? I know everyone is presenting a united front of bliss but there are probably some actors who are silently seething.

    And I read an article a few days ago where Melody Thomas Scott mentioned how she’d love to see John Enos (Bobby Marsino) brought back to Y&R and I remembered what great chemistry they had last go around. She might be tired of her character Nikki being a Fool for Love where Ole Victor is concerned.

    And I definitely think Y&R fits the last blind item. They just stink at writing quality storylines for marginalized people. And Rafe was basically on the outskirts after being toyed with by Adam. I thought Adam would’ve been made at least bi-sexual but the whole issue was just dropped– a missed opportunity to create a complex character.

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    keanna

    Love the blind items, Jamey!

    First one, I’ll say B&B!

    Third one, I hope it isn’t Days!!

    Sixth one, I’ll say Maurice Bernard or Steve Burton of GH, they both of them been driving the show for over a decade, and now that Michael Easton is on, and even after all these years, still has chemistry with Kelly Monaco, one or both may feel threatened. Plus Steve has said he would like to spend more time with his family anyway!!

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    chellefish40

    I think they are mostly about GH. Then again, it’s the only soap I watch, besides an occasional ep DOOL but they really don’t count. So…Youthful Essence, me thinks Finola and Tony Geary. Have no idea who is being punished..Paging Bobby Ewing, it doesn’t count cause it’s gone but ONE LIFE TO LIVE. :( I wish it were all a dream and they’d bring it back…I hate you, that sounds to me like Kelly Monaco and Steve Burton, I remember a long long time ago there being something said about not liking each other? I’m not a fan of hers so I don’t like her anyways, but the one she created magic with, Michael Easton as Caleb. Jealous much? THAT so sounds like Maurice Benard, he’s been front and center the whole time he’s been on and I’m so over him, but I could totally see him being the one, jealous over Michael Easton, who is easy on the eyes. <3 No gay today, I’m with you guys, either Y&R or GH.

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    Nk3play2

    Youthful Essences: I’m gonna say either B&B or Days; I’ve just gotten into B&B and I’m interested in it because of the young characters, the same with Days, I mean I know the history of the older characters, I just don’t care about them right now because they aren’t doing anything interesting!!!

    Backburnered as Punishment: Michael Muhney of course for Y&R

    Paging Bobby Ewing: First I thought GH, but then I thought Ron and Frank would never do that; they’ve never had trouble working with what they’ve been given; I could say Days, because a lot of stories they’ve done in the past year have had a lot of people upset; just a few examples: EJ isn’t a DiMera, Daniel is Maggie’s son, Fake Rafe (I know some people didn’t like the story, but I enjoyed it)

    Make it up Along the Way: No doubt Y&R

    I Hate U, But Pretend to Love U: I’ve heard this quite a few times so I’m gonna says Days’ Deidre Hall and Drake H; however it could also be Melissa Reeves and Matt Ashford (we barely see them together)

    Jealous Much: I’m ashamed to say, it may be GH, Steve Burton and/or Maurice Benard over Michael Easton; but I could also say Y&R Eric Braeden over Michael Muhney, hence the punishment, keep the MUSTACHE happy!!!

    No Gay Today: It is nobody but Y&R; after the Adam Newman debacle and Phillip Chancellor, III fiasco, they wouldn’t touch that with a ten foot poll!!!! However, this cold also be ABC with GH seeing that they forced OLTL to write KISH out due to low ratings; thought I don’t believe that!!!

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    marybee50

    Thanks guys-glad to hear re-writes have been scrapped.Really,on any soap it would be extremely difficult to forget a whole year.Also,on soaps it is just as easy to disregard what happened before or re-write specific stories rather than a whole year.

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    SwanQueen59

    John Enos coming back to Y&R would be wonderful but he’d have to come back as a different character as his Bobby Marcino was killed. And given MAB’s “success” with doppelganger stories (cough,cough), I’m not sure the gentleman wouldn’t be insulted… 0:)

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    Analiza

    My guesses:

    Youthful Essences – I was thinking Y&R (Notice how many kids have just been SORAsed?), but the recently-returned vet sounds like Deidre Hall so it may be DAYS.

    Backburnered as Punishment – My first thought was Nancy Lee Grahn but then I remembered that Frank and Ron are running GH now and that’s just not their style. It’s probably Michael Muhney from Y&R (which sucks).

    Paging Bobby Ewing – It’s probably DAYS but, seriously, if they wanted to make that whole Franco debacle on GH go away (and Jake’s death), I’d be all for it. Ditto for the agonizingly painful to watch Hope-Liam-Steffy triangle on B&B. And, last but of course not least, I’d want Sharon kissing Victor on Y&R to be Adam’s nightmare (it certainly gave me bad dreams).

    Making It Up Along The Way – Judging by the way the things are making no real sense from one day to the next, I’d say Maria Bell at Y&R, although Brad Bell’s B&B gives her a run for her money at times.

    I Hate You, But I Have to Pretend I Love You – Steve Burton isn’t Kelly Monaco’s biggest fan but I think the one half of the supercouple is Deidre Hall. I’d like it to be Drake Hogestyn, though, if he were lobbying for Isabella returning from the long-dead.

    Jealous, Much? – I think it’s Maurice Benard but I’m not sure who he’d be more jealous of–Michael Easton or Roger Howarth. I did like the idea someone brought up of it being Sharon Case, though–but I don’t consider her a soap “lead.”

    No Gay Today – Gotta be GH. Frank and Ron do gay storylines really well and Lucas’ coming out was a disaster. But with the return of Faison promised, it doesn’t seem to be the right time.

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    rozzberry

    I wasn’t aware of MM causing a fuss. I must say I’ve enjoyed HOW he’s written since he’s been backburnered, so thanks I guess lol. Adam’s become so much more tolerable w/o Sharon. He’s got fun chemistry with MCE as well.

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    sassysdreams

    [quote]Youthful Essences: For a long stretch of time this sudser wasn’t even receiving network notes; now it is, and the overarching sentiment is GO YOUNGER! This doesn’t bode well for a recently-returned vet, who could soon be on his or her way out, along with the actress or actor he or she shares the majority of scenes with.[/quote]

    This sounds like GH and AG/Luke and FH/Anna (recently returned vet) to me and if that’s true I will be extremely angry!!!

    [quote]Jealous, Much?: This soap lead, who has driven story for the better part of a decade, is seeing green over a popular newcomer.[/quote]

    This sounds like SB/Jason who is no longer front and center and the only one saving everyone now that ME/John (OLTL) has joined the GH cast.

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    richalan67

    Could the actor/actress not getting along with each other be Peter Reckell and Kristian Alfonso? I have read many times that they do not get along at all. As for Bobby Marcino, he was not killed. He has been in the witness protection program. Am i not right on that one? Didn’t Brittany then go off with him?

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    SwanQueen59

    richalan67-I was under the impression that Bobby Marcino died as I also remember Brittany was pregnant and the last episode that Lauren Woodland was in she was speaking to JT (Thad Luckinbill) about her plans to return to live with her parents with the baby. I don’t recall anything about witness protection but if that’s something I missed,and the character is alive then I say bring him back. JE and MTS were very attractive together and played off each other really well… 0:)

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    SoapArmageddon

    Bobby entered the witness protection program, but Brittany was allowed to see him one last time. Later, she received word that he had been killed by a hit and run driver.

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    1titanman

    Jamey I swear when your books come out I will promote the hell out of it because I know the juicy tidbits behind the scenes are better than the drama on air.

    The dream storyline needs to be Y&R and they should bring back Bobby and Brittany. I would love to see Brittany and Abbey hate each other but be BFF’s with Chloe.

    I like Muhney, but he get so wrapped up in so many things that he comes off as a DIVO…

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    RealityCheck 33

    [quote=SoapArmageddon]If it’s Michael Muhney who’s being backburnered then I’m all for it. The guy is unbelievably thin-skinned and does not take criticism well. Any actor who goes after fans the way he does on Soapcentral needs a good spanking.[/quote]

    So just because he called you out for an insulting post on Soap Central, you think he should be backburnered on Y&R? Yep, you probably deserved it.

    That’s ridiculous thinking. I hope you enjoy the Daisy/Ricky clusterfuck on Y&R, plus Sharon & Victor’s fuckfest. The show’s going to crap and they take out one of their best characters.

    Your no fan of Y&R. I’d bet you’re a GH lover.

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    stoney07

    I don’t even understand how the “it was all a dream” thing could be considered on a soap. Let’s take Y&R….if we were to go back a few years….to Katherine/Marge being hospitalized….

    Actors/characters would have to be rehired:
    Brad Carlton (DD who now plays Bill Spencer on B&B)
    Colleen Carlton
    Emily O’Brien (as Jana)
    Adrienne Frantz (Who is back to playing Amber on B&B)
    Nia Peeples (as Karen)
    (And I’m sure some less important characters have died along the way as well)

    Genie Francis, Stephen Nichols, Julia Pace Mitchell, Tristan Rogers, Melissa Claire Egan, Debbie Morgan, Darnell Williams, the chick that plays Eden, Yvonne Zima, Peter Porte, etc…would all be fired in one big swoop…(Ironically save about 2 of them, I wouldn’t mind at all)

    And the writers would have to spend a heck of a lot of time remembering where things were back in 2008, which wouldn’t really be that hard if they had imaginations. But things would have to be carefully considered in dialogue. Ashley was never remarried to Victor or pregnant, Adam is no longer the town sociopath, Nikki and Deacon never happened, Abby, Noah, Summer, Fen, Kyle are ALL still children. Kevin and Jana are a happy couple, Phyllis and Nick are married. Sharon still somewhat has a bit of dignity. Billy is still the bad boy, and Chloe is the bad girl. Cane is supposedly “Jill’s son”, and Jill is supposedly Katherine’s daughter. Neil owns Indigo, and Gloria and Jeffrey are back to being schemers with nothing much else going for themselves. No Victoria and Billy. Neil and Karen are a couple. Cane and Lily are happily dating.

    NOW…for the possibilities…(these are just MY opinions and wishes)

    Katherine would wake up from her coma, realizing that this was all a dream. Murphy is by her bedside, but she is not married to him. However, he proposes to her at her bedside, and the two become engaged. The first few episodes focus solely on Katherine Chancellor, and we really don’t get a glimpse into what has happened in Genoa City while Katherine was dreaming. The Friday cliffhanger would be Katherine being released from the hospital, and returning to the Chancellor Mansion where there is a HUGE glamorous party being thrown for her. Actually, it should be held at the Colonnade Room.

    At the party, Katherine learns that some parts of her dream have come true: Adam really IS still the black sheep of the Newman Family. He is still dating Heather Stevens. Victor and Nikki are NOT a couple, and Nikki is single and LOVING it. Jill is working at Jabot. Ashley Abbott is once again a chemist in the Jabot lab. She is once again married to Brad Carlton. Their daughter Abby has in fact grown up (still played by Marcy Rylan), but Abby is a bit more mature than Katherine had dreamed. Traci Abbott has moved back to Genoa City and is hiding from Colleen the fact that she and Steve are in the middle of a divorce. Victoria and JT are divorced, and JT and Colleen are married. Nina once again lives in Genoa City. Paul has his office, and Lynne returns as his secretary and slowly they begin to fall in love. Nina, however has her eye on Paul as well. Paul is trying to repair his relationship with his daughter and that is his first concern, however a talk with Katherine makes Paul begin to try to locate his son Ricky. Victor is trying desperately to win back Nikki’s affection, but Nikki seems totally THROUGH with Victor Newman once and for all. Ashley begins to notice the undeniable chemistry between Brad and Sharon and she extends a warning to Sharon. Neil secretly decides to open his own Empire that rivals Newman Enterprises, much to Victor Newman’s chagrin.
    Scotty returns to Genoa City with a secret about his sexuality.
    Jill Abbott begins a steamy secret affair, once again with Larry Warton. But soon, her life begins to bore her, and she decides to run for Mayor of Genoa City against Katherine’s objections. However, her chances are threatened when Billy mistakenly gives the green light for Restless Style to publish the juicy details of her rendezvous with Larry.
    Diane Jenkins returns to Genoa City with Kyle in tow. She is still a successful architect, but she wants Kyle and Jack to have a better relationship. Initially there is a rough patch because of Jack’s absence in Kyle’s life, but eventually things begin to get better. Jack slowly finds himself falling for Diane, until once again, he catches her in the arms of Victor. He immediately loses any feelings he has for her, and he turns to Nikki. Ashley is disgusted by Jack and Nikki’s relationship, which rekindles the rivalry between Nikki and Ashley. Slowly, Nikki begins to place doubt in Ashley’s mind about the security of her marriage to Brad, especially with the way things are going between he and Sharon. Ashley soon begins to take heed to Nikki’s warnings, which strains her marriage to Brad. Nikki and Jack are engaged to be married after a long courtship, but at their engagement party, an uninvited guest returns to town….MariJo Mason.

    LOL that was fun to write. Anyway, I’m sure its inconsistent to what has happened, but hey…oh well. I’d find the show much more interesting.

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    Miry

    I LOVE your ideas, Stoney!! I would totally watch THAT Y&R!

    I was actually really getting into it when, sadly, you stopped! LoL, you should be (at the very least) writing some fanfiction!

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    SoapArmageddon

    RealityCheck, a misnomer through and through. One of the most surprising things about the internet is that its anonymous nature seems to attracts those whose minds cannot transcend their own limitations.

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    harlee490

    SoapArmageddon…[quote=SoapArmageddon]RealityCheck, a misnomer through and through. One of the most surprising things about the internet is that its anonymous nature seems to attracts those whose minds cannot transcend their own limitations.[/quote]

    Love a person of culture and language… :love: A la votre… :beer:

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    Restless Vixen

    I think these BIs are pretty blind. Good job Jamey, way to keep us guessing and debating ;-)

    1) Youthful Essences: I think this is either DAYS (and a returning vet from the reboot) or possibly B&B (return of Karen Spencer. I can’t really think of a recently returning vet for Y&R that would fit this description, and I don’t watch GH, so I’m drawing a blank here.

    2) Backburnered as Punishment: I don’t know why so many thinks this is Michael Muhney. He has always been outspoken, why would they decide to shelve him NOW? Makes no sense. His lack of episodes are likely due to him being over his guarantee, which shame on MAB&Co with not pacing SLs better so absences are more organic v/s in the middle of an arc. Who’s been mouthing off lately? Every show has its one or more actors that talk too much. I can name one from almost every show and I don’t even watch them all. So I have no guess. What about Lisa Rinna and that comment about Joseph Moscolo (sp?)? I’ve been hot and cold on DAYS but when I do watch, I barely see Billie…*shrug*

    3) Paging Bobby Ewing: Again, I think this one is fair game, except B&B. The OLTL guys at GH might have considered this to clean the slate for themselves and get rid of the hackery prior to their arrival. Ditto for DAYS due to lackluster reboot success. I think every remaining and non-viewing Y&R hopes this one is Y&R

    4) Making It Up Along The Way: This has to be MAB.

    5) I Hate You, But I Have to Pretend I Love You: This one has me stumped. That bit about lobbying for the return of a former screen partner has me baffled, which I why I think this one does not belong to Y&R. Could be EB/MTS, but what former screen partner could either bring back? Brad is dead, they just “let go” of ED’s Ashley. Diane is dead. Sabrina, dead. Leanna Love??? Don’t think it’s CK/DG either. Daniel is still on the show and I doubt BB would consider letting go of AF. Ooh, maybe Liam and Hope on B&B. That seems unlikely, but who knows. Maybe KM wants the guy that played Oliver back??? Again, stumped.

    6) Jealous, Much?: My first thought was EB/MM from Y&R, but that “driven story for the better part of a decade” seems to rule out vets of a certain age. And newcomer doesn’t have to necessarily mean to daytime, but could be a newcomer to a specific soap (from another, likely recently cancelled on). I can’t guess actors, but this has IMO GH and new castmate from OLTL written all over it.

    7) No Gay Today: I cannot think of a soap that FUBARED a gay SL worse than Y&R. B&B is just not getting to a gay SL and I believe Will is the first gay SL for DAYS, ruling both out. I have no clue about GH past SL, but maybe OLTL’s Kish is preventing GH from attempting one? Either Y&R or GH for this one

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    Youthful Essences: Days.

    Backburnered as Punishment: Sharon Case for speaking out about the whole Victor/Sharon mess.

    Paging Bobby Ewing: No idea. Maybe Days.

    Making It Up Along The Way: Y&R; MAB.

    I Hate You, But I Have to Pretend I Love You: Days’ Alison Sweeney and Galen Gering, and my guess is she fought for the return of Bryan Dattilo?

    Jealous, Much?: Steve Burton jealous of Michael Easton.

    No Gay Today: Y&R.

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    Jealous Much? Has me thinking b&b with KKL and the addition of CC who is well known as a scene stealer.

    Making It Up Along the Way: is Nobody other than Brad Bell. I love him but it’s pretty clear from time to time that these characters are action figures to him.

    Paging Bobby Ewing: has to be DAYS, Ken Corday tossed that regimne out on their ass.

    Youthful Essence: Is GH all the way FV and RC. The YA set is rather thin over in Port Chuck.

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