A Mistaken Identity Saves Peter on The Bay

This week on The Bay, Matt Ashford returns as Steve Jensen and scares Sara Garrett (Mary Beth Evans), before visiting Brian (Dylan Bruce). Meanwhile, Emma Cambridge (Fiona Hutchison) discovers she’s Peter (Kristos Andrews) isn’t who she thinks he is! Watch this week’s episode of The Bay after the jump!

It’s Fifty Shades of Fiona Hutchison This Week on Daytime Emmy-Nominated The Bay!


Things get hella kinky in the latest installment of Gregori J. Martin's Daytime Emmy-nominated web sudser The Bay. Special Guest Star Fiona Hutchison's "Mystery Woman" shows up at the cheap motel room, where she believes Brian Nelson (Dylan Bruce) is staying, only to find his kid brother Peter (Kristos Andtrews). Let's just say their exchange recalls the "whips and chains, handcuffs" line in that one Ludacris song!

Elsewhere in Bay City, the Ramoses are acting out quite the dramatic, bilingual telenovela, as Liana (Jade Harlow) attempts to inform her drunk madre of Lee Nelson's (Paul Satterfield) fate. Pay special attention to the well-shot scene where Lex Martin (Tristan Rogers) learns a shocking truth he must share with Sara Garrett (Mary Beth Evans). This season of The Bay is definitely picking up steam. Watch the eppy after the jump!


EXCLUSIVE: Fiona Hutchison on The Bay, Soaps on The Web and One Life to Live’s Gabrielle vs. Guiding Light’s Jenna!


Glamorous, talented actress Fiona Hutchison would easily be able to find work with the CIA, should she ever decide to give up the entertainment business. This woman can keep a secret! That didn't stop me from trying my darndest to find out what her top secret character would be pulling this season on popular webisoap The Bay.

While I didn't get very far in that endeavor (You'll just have to tune in for Hutchinson's "Mystery Woman" starting today on The Bay!), I managed to get the striking and regal Hutchison to wax poetic about her unforgettable daytime characters, One Life to Live's Gabrielle Medina and Guiding Light's Jenna Bradshaw, as well as what she feels has to happen for soaps to successfully transition to the web. She also clued me in on plans to reunite with one of her beloved leading men, Justin Deas, on the stage this summer.

Then I asked Hutchison to make Sophie's Choice. If she had to pick between Gabrielle and Jenna, which was her favorite character and why? Keep reading for her eloquent answer, citing the works of the Bard to drive home her point, as only Fiona Hutchison could.

Daytime Confidential: Okay, so Gregori [Martin, series creator] has already told me your role this season on The Bay is top secret. Can't you give me just a teensy bit of a teaser of what this "Mystery Woman" will be up to in Bay City?

Fiona Hutchison: A lot of mystery.

DC: You starred in three long-running daytime soap operas, One Life to Live as Gabrielle Medina, Guiding Light as Jenna Bradshaw and briefly in 2000 as Celia on As The World Turns. What has been the biggest difference from those experiences to working on a web soap opera like The Bay?

FH: A lot mystery. Just kidding. Working on a web series felt no different than being on set with an indie film crew; and when you have the opportunity to work with good people the time just flies.

DC: Both of your beloved daytime characters were vixens-turned-romantic heroines who were killed off, causing fan outrage. Should we be worried if we see your new character eye-balling one of Sara Garrett's (Mary Beth Evans) suitors on The Bay?

FH: First of all, I adore Mary Beth Evans. Her brilliance is often hidden with the subtle manner in which she "toys" within the emotional realm of a character's vulnerability. I believe that it could be far more fun if our characters were to become collaborators in various tawdry schemes. But in "real" life I would definitely make several attempts at stealing her delectable homemade pies... but how would she ever know? You're not going to tell her, are you?


More Daytime Soap Vets Join The Bay


The producers of popular webisoap The Bay have been on a soap vet casting spree of late. General Hospital, Beverly Hills, 90210, Sunset Beach and Passions alum John Reilly; One Life to Live and Guiding Light's Fiona Hutchinson; Brian Gaskill of Models, Inc., All My Children, Port Charles and Guiding Light fame and Scott Bailey (Saints and SinnersGuiding Light) have all joined the The Bay franchise!


Fiona Hutchison Returns to One Life To Live!

One Life to Live is pulling out all the stops before it goes off ABC's airwaves. Fiona Hutchison announced on Facebook last night, that she will reprise her role as vixen Gabrielle Medina. Huchison stated:
Brace yourselves, I have some wonderful news to share with all of you. I am returning to One Life to Live as Gabrielle. I have two shooting dates. Keep in mind, these are not air dates, but shooting dates. The first shoot date is Tuesday, October 25th; the second shoot date is Tuesday November 15th. If you happen to be in New York City {DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT PUT YOURSELF OUT AND FLY IN, I'M SERIOUS!} please, by all means, feel free to stop by the ABC Studios and chat. Obviously, for fire safety reasons as well as security reasons, I cannot bring any of you into the studio. But I do take breaks and I will be sure to slip away as much as I can to come out and 'hang' with my 'posse' {Bridget thinks it's hilarious and always dares me to say 'posse'}. I Have ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA what they have in store for Gabrielle. She is dead but with daytime, who knows? I swear I would tell ALL of you if I knew what was going to happen. I have no script as of yet.

Requiem for a Daytime Drama, Part One

The first in a highly personal, non-objective series highlighting various aspects of the last episodes of Guiding Light, which will end its 72 year run on September 18th.

These final weeks of Guiding Light have been pure torture to watch. I don't mean "the new production model" (a phrase I never hope to hear again in my lifetime) or Bonnie Dennison's (Daisy) futile attempts to remember her lines. No, what has been extraordinarily difficult for me as a viewer — who vividly remembers when Roger (Michael Zaslow) kidnapped Holly (Maureen Garrett) in the Caribbean and Ed (then Mart Hulswit) threw him off a cliff — is watching the series' stories come to their inevitable conclusions.

WTF? CBS Pimps Daytime Lineup on Canceled Guiding Light

For the first time in ages, and certainly since I've been blogging for Daytime Confidential, I am absolutely furious and utterly appalled over a bit of business that happened on today's episode of Guiding Light in scenes involving Buzz (Justin Deas) and Cyrus (Murray Bartlett) set on location in New York City.

While tracking down a lead to a clue that the late Jenna (Fiona Hutchinson) left in a hotel room, Buzz and Cyrus wound up at the real CBS Broadcast Center in Manhattan. Once inside the building, they spoke to a page (think 30 Rock's Kenneth) who awkwardly and painfully informed them that The Price is Right films in California and gave them the actual phone number to would be contestants in the studio audience. Things didn't stop there. The page then told them As the World Turns tapes in Brooklyn and airs at 2PM. I am not making this up.