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Y&R's Michael Muhney: "The Victor and Sharon Marriage Was Almost Like an Inside Joke”

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How did The Young and the Restless cast feel about Victor (Eric Braeden) and Sharon's (Sharon Case) marriage? In an interview with The Province, Michael Muhney revealed it was treated as an "inside joke". 

“It saddens me that when you summarize the storyline, the show and some of its recent past sounds like cartoonish passions,” Muhney says. “I don’t think half of those stories needed to happen. I wouldn’t have gone that far in the writing with the baby issue. The Victor and Sharon marriage was almost like an inside joke.”

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How will showrunners Jill Farren Phelps and Josh Griffith fix the soap opera? According to Muhney, several characters will get a get-out-of-jail-free card. 

“A lot of the characters on the show are going to have to get a get-out-of-jail-free card, in terms of what happened in the last few years,” Muhney says. “For these characters to have long-term strength and respectability, the audience is going to have to look at them like 85 per cent of what happened in the last few years was a bad dream.”

A get-out-of-jail-free-card might explain the fast and furious end to Phyllis’ (Michelle Stafford) trial.