ATWT’s Ashley Marie Greiner Out as Faith Snyder

We Love Soaps is reporting that Ashley Marie Greiner, better known to us as Faith Snyder on As the World Turns, is out. I don't know about you, but I find this surprising since we have watched her grow up on the show since 2006. Faith has had many issues during that time, but her intense relationship with her mother Lily has been a highlight and this may leave things unresolved. Greiner filmed her last scenes in October and will last air during the Christmas episodes. There is no word yet on how she will be written out. Will Emma will send her down to the root cellar for some canning supplies?

As the World Turns Promo

 Want to know what will happen in Oakdale next week? Watch the As the World Turns promo after the jump.

More Random Thoughts About Five Soaps

My absence from Daytime Confidential lately has not been due to the usual business of family and work taking up a lot of my time, but rather a certain lack energy to post about practically any of the daytime serials that clog up my DVR from day to day. This is neither a positive nor a negative thing because there are frequent periods throughout the year when shows kind of coast along and do their their thing, usually between sweeps.

At these times, there is little for the viewer — if that viewer is me — to get all worked up about this plot twist, that character's action, some couple or another or even a whole show's direction. Normally, this state of affairs hits one or two shows at a time. Every once in a while like the last couple of weeks, the stars align and all the serials get caught in the same momentum of drift. All that is required of us is to watch and see where it all goes.

In that spirit, my brain plays a little game of soap opera hopscotch, taking in odds and ends big and small. There is no great elaboration on anything here, just a quick rundown of things I like and not like so much. Your mileage may vary...