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    Goodbye Old Friend: Passions Officially Over.

    Thursday, August 07 2008


    Remembering good times! (Mitchell Haaseth (NBC))
    Passions is over. Done. Finito.

    We still receive email from folks, wondering when Passions is going back to NBC. It's not. I'm sorry to say that it's over. All the set props and wardrobe has been sold off, the show was last taped, months ago and the actors have all moved on, since. It was a great run, lasting almost 10 years, but there will never be another episode after today's finale. I write this with a bit of a heavy heart, as it's always sad to see any of our daytime shows hit the road. With Passions, some would argue that the show had it [the cancellation] coming, due to the paranormal and campy nature of it, or due to mediocre acting from some of the actors, others would say, "That's the draw to the show!" I always had mixed feelings about the show. I enjoyed it at times and other times, the unusual way the characters were forced to talk to themselves for minutes on end, irritated me. I will miss many of the actors and enjoyed some of the acting. I found the way they drew out the storylines to be painful to me, and I'm sure it was, even to the most loyal fan. But, it was unique. Where else can you say that you watched Bam Bam (ex-Precious), the trained orangutan, play nursemaid and caregiver to Edna, and have an unrequited love for Luis? What other daytime serial have you seen two lesbians making love? Two gay men, making love? Was there ever another hermaphrodite (Vincent) who became pregnant with his own father's son? How many times have you witnessed a show go where Passions went? I think the zaniest storyline must have been when Julian's penis was reattached, after Viki repeatedly stabbed Julian "in the crotch region" while he and Esme were sleeping, blindfolded. Those are some good times, and we'll miss this old friend.

    The show debuted July 5, 1999, as Sunset Beach was cancelled, [I enjoyed that show!] taking Another World's spot in the line-up. Today is the finale, and though I haven't been a faithful viewer, there was a time when I wrote the updates and news, and I plan on watching! As usual, we'll have one of our writers write the recap, for the last time, here on Soaps.com, and if you wish to keep posting in the message boards, we will keep those open for a time, then they will be closed and the Passions section of our site will be archived, for all to read, forever and ever!


    Give us a happy ending! (Mitchell Haaseth (NBC))
    Incidentally, because Soaps.com has only been opened for two years (as of August 14), you can also catch previous episodes, dating back to the very first episode, where the residents of Harmony are preparing for the Fourth of July Carnival, and onward, Right here on Soap Opera Fan, which is our sister site, and what used to be Dustin's Days Page! If you happen to click on the blog, our apologies! It's still in progress! More on that another time!

    For those who would like to watch the show from beginning to end, once again, and relive the madcap storylines, starting August 11, 2008, at 2 PM and 4 PM EST, the show will repeat broadcasts from the very first episode, in Canada, on the Super Channel, from Monday to Friday. Read more here.

    Matthew Purvis, who put a great amount of love into the Soaps.com Passions section, wanted to say his own, special goodbye. You can read that here.

    Soaps.com would like to wish all the cast and crew a farewell and we hope to see you gain employment on some of the other daytime dramas!

    Afterthought: I missed it. I actually missed it. I had a meeting. What can I say?! I saw the clip on the main page, and am busy reading the final recap here. Enjoy!

    Christine Fix
    Soaps.com


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    Posted by Amy_Soaps.com at Thursday, August 07 2008 03:02 PM

    I missed it as well, Chrissi, but the recap made me feel as though I had seen it...

    Goodbye, Passions, thanks for the laughs, the tears and the zany storylines that kept us coming back for more!

    Amy

    Posted by TIKAFAN4EVER at Thursday, August 07 2008 07:47 PM

    Passions, I have enjoyed your company for the past seven years. It has been an incredible, but crazy ride. At the moment, I'm recording the two-part finale. I send my love to the cast and crew, and wishing them Godspeed.

    Posted by Brenda Kay at Friday, August 08 2008 04:45 AM

    NO!!!!!! This is the best soap ever!! It is unlike any other. Things happen on this show that leave you waiting on the edge to see what will happen next!! I have waited for so long for the true loves to finally get back to one another & the truth to come out about the blackmails. Now that it is here I think it is VERY wrong to take the show off the air. There will never be another show like this. WHAT ARE YOU THINKING???!!!?? NO,NO,NO!!!!

    Posted by Dj_2008 at Friday, August 08 2008 06:10 AM

    Christine,
    I will miss you and the whole cast,crew everyone to do with Passions. I will miss the funny stories with tabby & Endora and Kay. I will everything!!! Well Goodbye Harmony!
    Donna Evans

    Posted by Chrissi_Soaps.com at Friday, August 08 2008 07:59 AM

    Yeah the recap was fantastic and the photos. I was very sad all day. Our staff did the whole group emailing and dishing about the show.

    I hope that you guys will hang out in the boards elsewhere from this point. We'd hate to lose wonderful posters so I'm leaving the boards open a while.

    Posted by cute_sweet_baby_ever at Monday, August 11 2008 07:47 PM

    noo...i can't believe it ( i don't want passions to go i have always watch it and i love watching it (

    Posted by pepper at Tuesday, August 12 2008 11:42 AM

    I saw like the last part of the last show. It was so cool. They showed some Timmy scenes. I haven't watched in a long time and had a difficult time telling who was who. Sorry to see the show canceled. I stopped watching after Timmy past away and got tired of Luis and Sheridan being torn apart time and again. But I was there the first day in 1999. I thought it was the strangest/most wonderful show I had ever seen. Poor Timmy, back then Tabatha would throw him in the washer/dryer! LOL She didn't seem so fond of him in the beginning, but later on he was her best friend. And Julian, the scoundrel, he played it well. Teresa has never told the truth about anything in her life! She was constantly getting into trouble -- like the time in some of the first episodes, she got fish guts dumped on her and Ethan. And don't forget those "powers" living in Tabitha's basement! LOL Oh well, it was a pleasure getting to know the whole bunch.

    Posted by maifour at Friday, August 15 2008 08:10 AM

    I WISH THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS WAS IN YOUR SHOES! EVEN YOUR "PARANORMAL" GOINGS ON, ETC. ARE PREFERABLE TO THE INSANITY GOING ON THERE. SIMPLY AWFUL............

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