ALL SOAPS Comings & Goings
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Although characters on The Bold and the Beautiful have their finger on the pulse of all things fashion, they’ve never really gotten behind that whole “long engagement” trend. More often than not, once a couple gets it into their head that they’re made for each other, the engage in a mad dash to the altar — or at least Eric’s living room.
The same can not, however, be said for Pam Douglas and Charlie Webber. Viewers will recall that the pair were brought together by their jobs at Forrester Creations, where she shares secretarial duties with Donna and he heads up the security team. Love eventually bloomed between them, and plans were made for a wedding… until a battle broke out between the would-be bride and Quinn. During the resulting melee, Stephanie’s portrait was damaged, insults were hurled and — for reasons we never quite understood — Pam ultimately ended her engagement to Charlie.
Since that time, Charlie and Pam’s romance — and, largely, the characters — have been backburnered. But on Friday, October 22nd, Alley Mills and Dick Christie bring the lemon bar baker and her uniform-wearing beau back to the canvas. Call us romantics, but we can’t help hoping that perhaps this means they’re derailed engagement will get back on track and wedding talk will resume. (Sure, Quinn still rules the roost at the Forrester mansion, but we hear there are other places in the greater Los Angeles area at which people are allowed to pledge their devotion to one another.)
Then again, their appearance — which continues on Monday, October 25th — could serve another purpose. It’s worth recalling that the last time Sheila stirred up trouble, she forced Charlie to do her bidding. And given Pam’s never-ending disdain for Quinn, whom she’ll never think good enough to fill the matriarch position formerly occupied by her late sister, we can always hope the women might once again do battle.
Meanwhile, join us in wishing Christie happy birthday, as he’ll mark the special occasion on Thursday, October 21. Then swing by the gallery below in which we look at character who were supposed to be The Next Big Thing… but instead wound up proving so unpopular they were soon pointed toward the exit.
Tuesday, October 19th, 2021
On the Monday, October 18, episode of General Hospital, a man was watching Portia and Curtis and we can confirm that Robert Gossett has been cast in the role.
Fans may recognize Gossett from his other daytime appearances playing Officer Ed Jenkins on Santa Barbara before going on to appear as Theresa’s shady lawyer Woody Stumper on Passions. In recent years he has turned up on The Young and the Restless as an incident commander, as well as Dan Szymborski, and has had roles in numerous primetime hits.
Though there are no other details available at this time, viewers can expect Portia to cross paths with this man next week. This encounter will lead her and Curtis to share their suspicions about the man and his sudden appearance in Port Charles. And after Portia has had a little time to think things through, she will turn to Elizabeth to share her concerns about him.
So, who is this mystery man and what does he want with Portia and Curtis? In yesterday’s episode, Curtis filled Portia in on his childhood and how his father never came home one day and had a massive heart attack. His mom became depressed and that’s when Stella swooped in to raise him and his brother Tommy. Could the man be Curtis’ father?
Or… If you recall when Portia and Jordan were trapped in the basement of the abandoned house, Portia told an unconscious Jordan that Trina didn’t know the truth about who her father really was and how she made a big mistake in waiting so long to tell her. Could he be connected to the secret surrounding Trina’s real father? Stay tuned!
As to how long Gossett’s character will remain on the ABC soap is still unknown, but in any case, there have been a lot of daytime actors who went on to appear in movies and primetime only to return to soaps throughout the years. Take a look at our photo gallery featuring some of those stars.
— Amy Mistretta
Tuesday, October 19th, 2021
After escaping prison and going on the lam, yet again, it looks like Days of Our Lives’ Kristen is headed back to Salem. Her return was teased this week when Victor told Steve that he wanted to hire Black Patch to find the woman who once stabbed him. It was all part of his deal with Trask for Justin and Xander’s freedom, but whether Steve follows through remains to be seen. What we do know, per the spoilers, is that next week, Kristen pays her brother EJ a visit.
While Stacy Haiduk has been playing the Brady-obsessed vixen since 2018, Eileen Davidson, who originated the role in 1993, briefly returned as Kristen in the spin-off series Beyond Salem. There’s no official word as to who will play Kristen when she returns on October 26, but Davidson indicated the she was only back for the limited run.
“It kind of made sense,” she said to Soap Opera Digest, “the fact that Stacy is playing Kristen [on Days of Our Lives] and I would be doing this Peacock version of it.”
Before dressing up as Sister Mary Moira and stealing jewels on Beyond Salem, Kristen was arrested in May after abducting Chloe and Kate. While fleeing with both women, she got into a head-on car collision with Brady, which landed him in a coma. Kate was also sent to the hospital, where she faked blindness to get back at Jake for reuniting with Gabi. And poor Chloe was left tied up in the trunk of a car. It’s OK, though. She was eventually rescued.
Kristen evaded prison once again by swapping places with a nonconsenting Susan. And, oh yeah, Ava helped her do it by turning a blind eye.
While on the run, Kristen sent EJ a letter detailing Sami’s affair with Lucas. Though it was initially intercepted by Sami, it ended up in EJ’s hands. As to be expected, he didn’t exactly take the revelation in stride, and, well, now Sami’s been kidnapped.
Could Kristen have taken her brother’s unfaithful wife? She did ship Sarah off to a deserted island, after all, so anything’s possible.
Just what will Kristen have in store for Salem this time around? Will she reveal Sarah’s whereabouts? Will she become a pawn in the devil’s plan? Will Victor succeed in turning her in to Trask?
While you stay tuned for the answers, look through our photo gallery of daytime’s hottest villains.
Tuesday, October 19th, 2021
Good new fans, The Young and the Restless fave Melissa Claire Egan will be back on your screens as Chelsea soon — and not via video calls. The actress shared a photo of her character on Instagram and stated, “Chelsea’s missed you all! Excited to be back in Genoa City soon.”
Of course she made it clear that Chelsea wouldn’t be wearing “the mental hospital scrubs,” like in the photo. However, that wardrobe at the time was “good for baby bump hiding [though]!”
Back in July we reported that Egan had been getting ready to head out on maternity leave and on August 21, she and her husband Matt Katrosar welcomed their son Caden Robert Katrosar into their family. Those who follow the CBS soap actress on social media have gotten a glimpse at her little one in various adorable shots with his proud mama.
In September, Egan turned 40 and posted this cool pic of her and Caden decked out in shades.
And just yesterday in a family photo, the daytime star gave fans a peek into the family’s Sunday pumpkin patch outing. “Obligatory pumpkin patch photo! Going great so far!”
Along with news of her return, Egan asked fans, “What do you think is in store for Chelsea when she returns?”
Given that she’s been cooped up with Anita for a while, and helping her mother get back on track after her hip injury, it’ll be nice to see her back in Genoa City again. And, it’s safe to say, considering her conversations with Chloe in regards to Sally, that Chelsea and the red head won’t necessarily see eye-to-eye when it comes to business!
While we wait for her return, take a look at the gallery filled with photos of Chelsea over the years.
— Amy Mistretta
Monday, October 18th, 2021
Vanessa Estelle Williams has been added to the cast of the Fox hit 9-1-1… but does the news signify an emergency, so to speak, for Days of Our Lives fans?
Our sister site Deadline reports that the actress will be “heavily recurring” as 9-1-1 Call Center vet Claudette Collins, who shows the newer recruits how it’s done (and made her first appearance in the October 11 episode). But heavily recurring or not, she’s still just recurring, as she is as Eli’s mom Valerie on Days of Our Lives. So Williams should be available to reprise her soap role when Valerie’s son and daughter-in-law need her support — as in, when the fit hits the shan over the fact that Lani grew up believing that Tamara was her mother when, in fact, Paulina is.
The grandbabies are gonna need family trees sketched out for them!
In fact, the twist of plot could send Abe, once he’s newly disillusioned by his fiancée, running right back into the arms of his ex, Valerie. Anything could happen!
Williams has been crazy busy of late. Not only has the former Melrose Place star been recurring on Showtime’s L Word spinoff Generation Q, she has no fewer than eight movies in the pipeline and reprised her role from 1992’s Candyman in its recent sequel.
Before you bop along to read another article — and you know you wanna — catch up on all of the latest Days of Our Lives exits with our photo gallery that lines ’em up and runs ’em down.
Tuesday, October 12th, 2021
Everyone who’s anyone has been invited to Tuscany, Italy for what’s being billed as The Young and Restless wedding of the year. Sure, Victoria is a little less enthusiastic than one might expect a bride to be, and groom Ashland seems to have more secrets than dollars (despite being a billionaire)… but this promises to be the kind of grand affair that nobody wants to miss out on, including one very special guest of honor who’s proven to be quite the draw at recent nuptials.
Already, we knew that Michael Mealor’s Kyle and Hunter King’s Summer would be putting in appearances at Victoria and Ashland’s wedding. But when they arrive on Tuesday, October 12, they’ll have a traveling companion in Harrison, the child that until recently Ashland believed to be his son. “Despite everything that has happened,” says Richard Burgi (Ashland), “he cares very deeply for that little boy.”
Of course, by “everything that happened” Burgi means the twist which led to Ashland finding out Harrison was actually the result of former wife Tara’s affair with Kyle. Once Tara’s many secrets — including having embezzled from her own company — came to light, she wound up behind bars and Harrison moved to Italy to be with his dad and Summer.
Shortly before arriving in Tuscany for the big Ashland/Victoria wedding, Harrison played an important role in another union… although in that case, viewers were not invited. Instead, we heard about Summer and Kyle’s weddings from attendees Nikki and Victor, who declared that young Harrison had been the most adorable ring bearer in the history of ring bearers. Sadly, though several characters have talked about and even shared photos of the event with one another, Skyle fans weren’t given the satisfaction of seeing the long-suffering pair exchange vows.
Meanwhile, look for the Newman/Locke wedding to unfold over the course of the entire week and include everything from special guests (including original castmember Janice Lynde as Leslie Brooks) and musical performances. Of course, given the secrets coming to light and Victoria’s uncertainty, the big question is whether or not she and Ashland will exchange vows at all!
As we wait to find out how things will play out when this dynamic duo finally arrives at the altar, why not check out this gallery in which we explore the twists and turns which brought Ashland and Victoria to this moment in time.
Monday, October 11th, 2021
Taking a picture back at General Hospital on October 7, Scarlett Fernandez couldn’t contain her excitement. “You have no idea how happy this made me!” the 12-year-old captioned the Instagram photo. “I love this place, I love the people, and I love being Charlotte.
“It’s been five years of playing her,” she added, “and I have loved every day!”
The young actress, whose most recent appearance was in March, should be coming back to some juicy material, too. Not only is Charlotte’s father, Valentin, now closer than ever with Anna, but he’s just learned that he’s a Cassadine through and through — which means that Charlotte is, too. (Sadly, mom Lulu remains in a coma.) And the show hasn’t even begun to unpack the fact that Charlotte’s kid sister Bailey isn’t actually any relation to her at all.
Of course, whatever twists of plot come Fernandez’s way, it’ll just be nice to see her in action again, especially after she was so badly injured in a biking accident over the summer. “Wishing this was part of a General Hospital script,” she said in May as she shared a shot of herself in her hospital bed. “Last weekend I was in a bike crash. I had surgery on both arms and stitches on my chin, and I spent a couple days in the hospital.
“Next up, fixing four broken teeth — my molars, luckily,” she added. “Extremely grateful for my helmet, the paramedics, the ER staff, the nurses and doctors at the hospital I was transferred to, the therapy dog that visited me, and my surgeon.”
Through it all, at least she was able to maintain her sunny demeanor. “Not the way I wanted to spend my summer,” she admitted, “but happy I’m feeling better each day.”
While we eagerly await Charlotte’s reappearance, check out a photo gallery that hints at how diabolical she could become with all that Cassadine DNA coursing through her veins.
Saturday, October 9th, 2021
Last month, one of CBS’ biggest reality shows made history and now soap fans will get to see it spill over onto The Bold and the Beautiful. Lawyer Xavier Prather, Big Brother’s first ever Black winner will be making a few guest appearances on the soap on Monday, November 8, as well as on Wednesday, November 10.
The reality show shared the news, along with Prather on the set of Bold & Beautiful, via social media and asked fans, “Are you wanting more Xavier?!? Well, you’re in luck!”
Prather’s guest appearance is no surprise, as many before him, such as fan favorite Rachel Reilly, have turned up at Forrester Creations, Bikini Bar and other sets on the soap. However, this season was epic and getting to see one of Big Brother’s strongest contestants ever take part in a current storyline, well, what better way to continue Prather’s much-deserved win!
If you didn’t watch this season, the 23rd in the popular show, Prather was part of a dominate six-person alliance called The Cookout. It was created from the very beginning with the goal to have the first-ever Black contestant win. And not only did they all accomplish that task, The Cookout made it to the final six before they had to start voting each other out.
In the end, Prather won the final Head of Household competition, evicted Azah and brought Big D to the final two. After a unanimous vote from the jury, Prather took home the $750,000 grand prize with Big D as the runner-up with $75,000 and Tiffany, another member of The Cookout, getting picked for the $50,000 prize for America’s Favorite Houseguest!
Congrats to all!
While we await Prather’s appearance, take a look through our gallery of soap opera guest stars we’d love to see return.
— Amy Mistretta
Thursday, October 7th, 2021
Funny, Soaps.com was just thinking up new stories that The Bold and the Beautiful could tell with Deacon Sharpe, from a reunion with his estranged son to a romance with a certain busybody singleton to being the catalyst that bonds daughter Hope with stepbrother-in-law FInn. And what do ya know? Now the CBS soap actually has rehired Sean Kanan in the role that he originated back in 2000.
“I’m baaaaack!” he tweeted on October 6. “Tune in tomorrow… and see what daytime’s baddest bad boy has in store for the Forresters.”
I’m baaaaack! Tune in tomorrow to @BandB_CBS and see what daytime’s baddest bad boy has in store for the Foresters. @KimberlinBrown #BoldandtheBeautiful #BoldandBeautiful #DeaconSharpe pic.twitter.com/SOxUQiQZQE
— Sean Kanan (@seankanan) October 6, 2021
Longtime viewers will recall that Deacon’s past is as checkered as a picnic blanket. He’ll never live down the time he took Bridget’s virginity — while her horrified family listened in on speakerphone. Or the time he cheated on Bridget with her mother, Brooke (which by the way is how we got Hope). Or the time he carried on with Jackie Marone behind her husband’s back. Or the time…
Well, you get the idea. He’s a complicated sorta fellow (and that’s being generous). And that’s not even counting his shenanigans on sister soap The Young and the Restless. There, he blackmailed both Nikki and Amber into marrying him — for starters. (You can review his litany of sins via our brand-new photo gallery.)
In his latest Bold & Beautiful comeback, we can only hope that Deacon will try to stay on the straight and narrow, and make amends to Hope. But knowing him, he’ll probably wind up forming some kind of diabolical scheme team with Sheila and mucking up his second (22nd?) chance. While you ponder the possibilities, check out a photo gallery that serves as a reminder of all of the actors coming and going from the show.
Wednesday, October 6th, 2021
“So happy and proud to announce this,” Darin Brooks excitedly began his Instagram post on September 29. “My new Apple show I’ve been working on here in Utah: Amber Brown!”
The series, an adaptation of the popular books of the same name by Paula Danziger, is being “helmed by the incredible Bonnie Hunt,” among others. Its plot revolves around the efforts of the titular character (played by Carsyn Rose, whom you might recognize from The Rookie) to find her voice following her parents’ breakup. Grey’s Anatomy vet Sarah Drew (ex-April) plays Amber’s mother; Brooks, Mom’s boyfriend.
“I’m so incredibly blessed to be working with you all!” the Daytime Emmy winner told his new castmates. “You’re all brilliant in this, and… all of you out there have to check it out when it drops… Keep you all posted! You’re gonna love it!”
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Those of you who might be worried that Brooks’ new gig will take him away from his current one can breathe a sigh of relief. A rep for the soap tells us that “Darin remains on contract with The Bold and the Beautiful as Wyatt.” Besides, the daytime vet, previously Max on Days of Our Lives, would hardly be the first cast member to pull double duty on two shows.
While you let that double dose of good news sink in, catch up with all of the latest Bold & Beautiful comings and goings via our handy-dandy scorecard.
Wednesday, September 29th, 2021