A Recast and an Anvil
I am late in commenting on this, but holy cannoli! Mr. Matthews (AKA "William Russ) is out as Tucker McCall. Replacing him: Stephen Nichols. !!! That is insanely exciting.
My friend Erin and I have a list of celebrities who can do no wrong and all celebrities must go through a complex vetting process in order to earn a spot on the list. Were there such a list for soap actors, Stephen Nichols would most certainly be on it; I think he earned the spot based solely on Steve Johnson, but when you figure in that he was also Stefan Cassadine, well...I think that's pretty much the definition of "can do no wrong".
I am SO seriously looking forward to seeing him interact with the Y&R cast.
But at the same time, I'm sad for William Russ. Especially since I no longer have the chance to work bizzarre references to Boy Meets World into all of my Y&R posts. I mean, I guess I still can, but they'd be bizarre and out of context without him in the cast.
And about that anvil...
Lauren: We've had some pretty close calls. You know, our honeymoon, the warehouse.
Michael: We are still standing.
Lauren: The only other time I felt this uncomfortable--
Michael: Don't. Don't say her name.
Lauren: I'm not gonna pretend that Sheila never existed. She ruined my life and my relationship with Scotty for many years.
Michael: Sheila is dead. There's no reason for you to go there.
Sheila is not dead, on her way back to town and also Ryder's mother, isn't she? If that is the case, I offer a heavy sigh and eyeroll in advance!