Best. News. Ever: Marcy Rylan Back at Young and Restless!





There may be no second acts in American life, but there are on daytime television! Soap Opera Digest is reporting fan favorite Marcy Rylan is reprising the role of Abby Carlton Newman on The Young and the Restless.

 Excellent news! It made absolutely no sense to cut the adorable, hilarious Rylan—daytime's answer to Reese Witherspoon—from the Y&R canvas, so I am glad to see TPTB correct their mistake. According to Digest, Rylan will be on recurring.


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Ahhh so true Marcelle. Memories Smile

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NathanHastingsSr. wrote:
Yayyy!! Since Eileen D, the real Ashley, is on DOOL, bring back Brenda Epperson to fill in as Ashley until Days gets canceled...

Yeah, BE was one of those seemingly-rare recasts that actually worked because she not only looked ALOT like ED but she ended up being a pretty damn good actress. If memory serves it was a pretty smooth transition; I think Ash had just married Steven Lassiter(?) and that classic psycho Leanna Randolph(before she calmed down a little and became the just-kooky Leanna Love)was after him. Ahh, good times.

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Abby/Daniel/Lily was an amazing triangle. That had so much potential but it got thrown away for the M-E-S-S that is Lane. Oh, how I loathe that couple. I honestly resent their fans that insist on keeping the useless Daniel Goddard on this show.

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I like Cane but like everything else, you have to give them a decent storyline. If you have them in meaningless scenes, I can understand your frustration.

When was the Daniel/Lily/Abby triangle? I dont think I even remember it.

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Yay! It's good that Abby will be back in GC. I say pair her up with the new character, not Leslie's brother, but the other one!!

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Best re-cast ever - Brenda Epperson Doumani.

I remember how I felt when SOD announced Eileen was leaving Y&R back in the late 80s. But Brenda was a dream, and brought a dignified, less sexual Ashley to the fore-front. And she was totally believable as a powerhouse businesswoman.

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Yea hey mon, Brenda's Ashley was less sexual during that period. More Jabot story for her. Brenda's Ashley was involved in some of Ashley's biggest storylines of that period, Bill wrote for heavily for the character. Brenda's Ashley was the first marriage of Victor & Ashley, involved big in HT's arrival of Victoria in the story. Victoria & Ashley was quite close when Victoria was growing up. Another stick in Nikki's crawl. She was still married to Victor during the original Victor\Hope romance which eventfully broke Ashley & Victor up. Geez, Brenda played the part for 6-7 years. I'm all for the moment to bring back Ashley to canvas now with Brenda. Until ED is available it keeps the character front & center because in my heart ED will always be John's "my beauty." Wink

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I hear ya Harlee. Who can find the clip when Victor comes back from Kansas to the Jabot Board Room, and everyone realizes he is still alive? Cause I can't. That part where Brenda as Ashley almost collapses in semi-shock was great acting on her part. I can still picture Ashley's bright (blue?) dress today.

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Didn't care one way or the other. I just hope they mature her and agree with those that she needs to lose the "shrill."

She is one of those characters I need in small doses unless she grows up.

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Actually, ChrisGa it was Eileen Davidson's Ashley that was married to Steven Lassiter, but you are correct in that the transition was VERY smooth. Steven Lassiter was murdered and died from his woulds in the hospital and Eileen's Ashley fled the hospital room in tears in what was her last scene. When next we saw Ashley a few days later it was Brenda! Ashley was in seclusion in her darkened room as Traci and later John came in and tried to console her. Ashley had the lights out in the room and was in a window seat looking out at the moon. As Traci and John spoke to her, Ashley could only be seen in the shadows and the moonlight and we could not clearly see her face. When they finally did reveal her face in the light we could see we had a brand new Ashley in the form of Brenda Epperson! I remember it quite well!

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Good times...good times. And when Ashley and Victor finally got married, it gave Dina, her Mother, even more reason to dislike Ashley.

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Ken...YES! Thanks for reminding me of how they transitioned "Ashleys". It was genius to have her first scenes darkened and you really couldn't tell the difference in the actresses. I think Bill, like the rest of us fans of Eileen, was worried about how the transition would go and it SO worked. Bill was masterful with his recasts of major characters going back to Snapper, Leslie, Jack, Jill...(also come to mind).

She'd be the one to grab and get back on the screen with Marcy. I want the Abbott's beefed back up. Bring Aunt Tracy back with her too.

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What in the world does Ashley being in town have to do with Abby's relevancy? She is an Abbott and a Newman, tied to the show's two most prominent families. That alone ties her organically to several characters besides her mother.

In addition to that, her name is Abby Newman and she has been written as full-fledged member of the Newman family for quite a while now. And I think that is exactly the right thing. That is why I have loved Abby so much in recent years, because of her interactions with Victor and her siblings. I can't wait to see what Abby & Adam cook up together! Also have loved Abby & Victoria's sibling dynamics. I want Abby to be more protective of her siblings and ream out people like Phyllis, Sharon for messing with them.

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Yoryla, Ashley is a classic legacy character, and when she is not around, the canvas feels somewhat empty. She is a smart businesswoman, and a loving mother, a good role model for Abby. Abby's scenes with Ashley when Ms Abbott found Tucker in bed with Harmony were some of Rylan's best on the Show.

I know Eileen D is knocking it out of the Park with Kristen bedding down Brady, but can't SONY make DAYS share her?

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hey mon, Yes it is true. Ashley is a very significant part of Y&R. But the fact is that she hasn't been written in front-burner storylines in nearly two years. The last front-burner storyline she had was when Abby drove Tucker down and Ashley took the blame. Now I know this was during MAB, and she is now gone, but regardless, who can blame ED if she doesn't want to return after the non-existing writing? Especially considering this isnät the first time she was let go.

Another fact is that even if JG is now willing to write front-burner storylines for her, Ashley will never get to be the fun-loving, scheming bitch that Kristen. ED has stated several times how much fun she is having now, I just can't see her giving it up. I know ED would be willing to do both shows if it were possible, but if it comes down to a choice, I do believe she will remain at DAYS.

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You know me, Yoryla... I was wishful thinking. I think DAYS has it right. Kristen D being boinked as hard as possible by Brady Black. True genius. Really great scenes, loud too.

I am really beginning to think if DAYS wold just show some die-hard banging between Kristen/Brady, Nicole/EJ, and Will/Sonny, every day, that everyone would be satisfied, and ratings would improve.

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hey mon wrote:
You know me, Yoryla... I was wishful thinking. I think DAYS has it right. Kristen D being boinked as hard as possible by Brady Black. True genius. Really great scenes, loud too.

I am really beginning to think if DAYS wold just show some die-hard banging between Kristen/Brady, Nicole/EJ, and Will/Sonny, every day, that everyone would be satisfied, and ratings would improve.

Genius indeed. The smartest thing DAYS has done all year--granted, not saying much--was pair those two together. ED was criminally wasted for the last 3 years she was at Y&R but she's more than made up for it at DAYS, where she looks like she's having the time of her life every time she's onscreen. Also nice to see a show pair her with an insanely hot younger man instead of the oldest living fossil on the canvas(like Y&R tended to do).

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Where is the Facebook link about bringing Brenda back to Y&R?

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too funny!

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So glad to have her back! That other Abby just didn't fit the part like Marcy did. There were too many changes at the same time also w/the ones that played Summer. Plus all the story line changes was too much.

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Marcy is back? So what about GH? Glad to have her back.

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Lmao, you guys really don't look at the dates of these things do you? Laughing out loud

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I did but got confused when I saw a recent post. Lol

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Why is this at the top of Daytime Confidential's page if it is dated Dec. 7, 2012???? Come on guys! Keep it current, I was momentarily happy, then my heart fell....

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Why is this at top of Daytime Confidential's page????? Come on guys, keep it current, that's just lazy and sloppy. I was momentarily thrilled, then my heart fell.....

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I agree! Why is it at the top of the page like it is new news? I got all excited for a hot minute!

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Stories that appear at the top of the page are the Top 5 clicked on articles on the site at any given time. We do not control the articles our users click on and thus appear in the block.

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I never knew that either... Oops.

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So she will be on GH and Y&R. That works for me. She is great on GH.

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so she will be on GH and Y&R