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    Morgan Englund And Melissa Hayden Return To Guiding Light.

    Thursday, July 23 2009

    Following on the many returns which Springfield will see before it ends in September, the return of a few more characters from the past has been announced. Morgan Englund will be coming back this summer as Dylan Lewis. He was last seen in the role in 2006, after which the role was played by Brian Gaskill. Even more surprising, however, is the news that Melissa Hayden will be back to play Bridget Reardon.

    Hayden played the role of Bridget from 1991 until 1997 and picked up a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in 1994. After her departure, she dropped out of acting. Although details about the specific why and when of the returns of both characters is still sketchy, audiences can look forward to seeing them make an appearance in August.

    Until they return, here's a clip featuring both actors back in 1994. is happy to welcome them both back.

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    Posted by dafyduc at Friday, July 24 2009 07:20 AM

    So glad englund is coming back as dylan. He was the best. Hope he and bridgette are still together

    Posted by ac6583 at Tuesday, August 04 2009 02:42 PM

    sorry which one was Bridget Reardon? I can't remember, sorry.

    Posted by Cmac1234321 at Wednesday, August 05 2009 01:29 PM

    If I remember right, Bridget was "found" by Nadine Cooper and she was a young pregnant mother who Nadine kept in the attic and was trying to buy her baby (Peter Lewis) so she could pass it off as her own to try to keep her husband, Billy Lewis

    Posted by bigmama2x at Monday, August 31 2009 10:54 AM

    they should of keep the show on, andam so happy every ones comeing back they should never let show end. bring back more to. and keep the show on done stop it so up set,

    Posted by TitansFanGran at Monday, August 31 2009 02:27 PM

    Bridget was Bea Reardon's daughter and Matt's sister; I don't think she had any connection to Nadine Cooper; I also don't think Nadine was ever married to Billy Lewis. Buzz bought Company from the Reardons.

    Posted by 4everGL at Saturday, December 05 2009 12:42 PM

    Actually, Bridget was the granddaughter of Bea Reardon... daughter of her eldest son. She was the sister of Matt Reardon. She was sent to live with Ed and Maureen Bauer because it was felt that she would behave better in that environment. While living with Maureen (who was her aunt, and Nola's sister) and Ed, to whom Maureen was married, she tried with her no good hoodlam boyfriend to steal from her guardians. She also developed a huge crush on Hart Jessup, who was dating someone else, and seduced him, becoming pregnant. She hid her pregnancy, which Nadine who was married at the time to Billy, found out about. Bridget pretended that she was going off to the Appalachin Mountains to help take care of the poor so she could excuse her absense from Ed and Maureen's house. Nadine, who was afraid of loosing Billy to Vanessa, pretended to be pregnant and hid Bridget in the Lewis attic while she was pregnant, hoping to pass off the baby as her own. It did work for awhile, but the baby, who became known as Peter, became sick and it was revealed that the baby was not Billy's and Nadine's. Nadine and Billy broke up and Billy got back with Vanessa and Vanessa, Billy and Bridget shared custody. At this point, Bridget went to work at Company, which is where she developed her feelings for Dylan. Dylan was later in an accident and Bridget stood by him. They both moved away with everyone's blessing, not spliting up until much later, but always remaining friends. Hope that helps clear up any misinformation. Dylan and Bridget were my favorite couple!

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