The Young and the Restless' Joshua Morrow (Nick) took a look back at his 20 years on the sudser with MSN entertaintment,as the number one sudser turns the big 4-0. The chat covered everything from his start on the soap in 1994, to the iconic storyline that killed off his on-screen daughter Cassie (Camryn Grimes) in 2005. Here's a snippet:
Y&R’s got a new executive producer in charge.
I’m an athlete and I take sports very seriously. Jill [Farren Phelps] came in and gave us a very strong, commanding voice as a coach. Now, that style of leadership sometimes rubs people the wrong way. Sometimes people are kind of hanging on to the past but I think we really needed some serious leadership. Some kind of “Shut the eff up, get on your marks and let’s go!” She is no joke. I love her for it. I love [former executive producer and head writer] Maria [Arena Bell] too. I thought she was very nurturing. We got along very well. She did a great job. Even Jack Smith before that. They all really respected Nick and always kept me busy – there’s nothing else I could ask for. They all have different styles of leadership. I really like Jill and Josh Griffith has done a great job writing. I can give anybody the benefit of the doubt, but you come in here and do a good job. That’s all I ask for. I take my job very seriously. I want this show to continue and if it takes these two people to do it, then let’s go!
Jill’s brought some friends with her.
Tuesday’s The Young and the Restless opened with Joshua Morrow reflecting on Nick, his family and loves Phyllis (Michelle Stafford), Sharon (Sharon Case) and Avery (Jessica Collins). Every time I see clips from Cassie’s (Camryn Grimes) death, I still get a bit choked up.
Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson) tried to convince Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) she should find another man to hide the truth about her baby from Adam (Michael Muhney). Chelsea informed Chloe she was legit now, but did lament that a good fake man is hard to find. After Chloe left, Dylan (Steve Burton) stopped at the table to chat with Chelsea. I’m not sure what to think about the obvious Dylan and Chelsea chemistry test going on. READ MORE
Sharon (Sharon Case) needed work done on her roof, but the contractor couldn't get to it soon enough. Who miraculously shows up at her door, but Dylan (Steve Burton)! I wonder how long it will be until she's unfastening his tool belt?
Cane (Daniel Goddard) and Lily (Christel Khalil) continued to argue about what had happened between her and Daniel (Michael Graziadei). Cane said he felt they were standing in sand and their relationship was slipping away. Boy, wouldn’t that be a treat?
Lily told him they would continue to beat the odds and that she was committed to her marriage, their family and to him. The two ended up making love. READ MORE
Michael (Christian LeBlanc), Kevin (Greg Rikaart) and Fen (Max Ehrich) handled the power outage to the best of their abilities. Meanwhile, Lauren (Tracey Bregman) and Carmine (Marco Dapper) gave into their attraction and kissed.
Abby (Marcy Rylan) arrived at Nick’s (Joshua Morrow) club and ordered a dirty martini. Detective Chavez (Ignacio Serricchio) was at the bar, and started to hit on the Naked Heiress. With her ex-boyfriend Carmine playing tonsil hockey with Lauren, it’s good someone else is interested in Abby. I hope the potential couple gets a slow build, and not a quick hop, skip and jump into bed. The one thing I didn’t understand from their scene was Abby’s mention of mooching off her mom. She won 500 million dollars from her daddy. She doesn’t need to mooch off her mom.
The promise of a fat promotion—if and when Victor (Eric Braeden) resumes control of Newman Enterprises—has Mason Wilder (Lamon Archey) contemplating the unthinkable on The Young and the Restless. Is this young man really so ambitious, he would actively help Victor destroy Sharon's (Sharon Case) sanity?
A quick look at Archey's Twitter profile reveals the handsome actor may already be catching hell online for his alter ego's misdeeds. Tweeted Archey: