Stephen Nichols OUT at The Young and the Restless!

Daytime television's answer to Richard Branson is no more. According to Soap Opera Uncensored, suds veteran Stephen Nichols has taped his last episode as Tucker McCall on The Young and the Restless.  In other Y&R casting news, the online magazine is reporting Jessica Heap is out as Eden Baldwin.


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Good bye Tucker. Good bye Tucker. Good bye Tucker. Good bye Tucker, and dont come back no more.

Somebody is listening to old HeyMon.

Tucker took the incredibly interesting, historical Ashley Abbott, and turned her into the most boring legacy character in Daytime. Yes, that would be Snoozy Stephen Nichols as Tucker McCall.

We will miss you Eden, as your body as it was being painted by Daniel. The only actress since Amber that Daniel really clicked with. You will be missed.

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glad he's gone..never liked Tucker McBore...

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Coffee_Junkie wrote:
soapjunkie88 wrote:
Smitty wrote:
This firing should have been the first when the new team came! Tucker should have been gone!
I guess his contract run out. That's why they waited. Wink

That's exactly what they did. Cuz he started around Jan./Feb. when he took over for the FIRED William Russ, who in my opinion was a better Tucker, and probably a lot CHEAPER than Stephen Nichols.

I also believe that William Russ was a much better Tucker.

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Jessica Heap was let go in order to bring Marcy back, which, I can't say is an uneven trade. I didn't understand how Marcy/Abby was written out, but Eden was still there.

But…with all the new YOUNG guys they've brought on the show, they need some appropriately aged women to be paired with them (since they don't seem to be prepared to go the same sex couple route). I'm over the May-December romances. That's fine, but when EVERY couple on the show is of that nature, it's tired.

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Stephen Nichols is talented and both soaps would benefit for him. Too bad that Y&R put him in the worst storylines possible.
There are plenty of others they could have fired rather than S.N.
GH could do well to pit him against his mother and the writing is fabulous! But they do have a pretty full cast so he probably would not get much a lot of airtime. Would be nice to see him interact with Finola & Tristan as well.
DAYS could bring him back and put him in a triangle with Kayla and Kristen. Or they could do a triangle with Kayla and Hope and Steve. They WOULD have to do something about Bo except mention that he was home. The writing on DAYS leaves a lot to be desired.

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Tucker did not stand a chance, especially since EB as Victor the Cockroach decided to stay. Plus he also had that cold, unfeeling, selfish bitch of a demon Mother to contend with. Of course in this case it really did turn out to be something like ... like Mother, like Son; which could have been dynamic.

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Tucker was another one of those characters that was pulled in so many directions, and for the most part written as slime, that I never really liked the character. Have never been a huge fan of the actor either.

I didn't mind this Eden, but she wasn't written for as of late, so it makes sense to see her go. Good actress though.

I'm still thinking that now three months in we should be seeing a little something more from the new team that gets me excited. That hasn't happened yet.