What About Your Friends? For decades these head writers were as thick as thieves, penning soap stories together on several sudsers — until they weren't. Apparently one half of the team became incensed when he or she learned the other had sold a primetime pilot behind his or her back, and planned to poach one of the stars from the soap they were currently co-scripting! The pilot failed to go to series, but the damage was done. The longterm friends haven't spoken since.