Soap Opera Digest October 18, 2021

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in this issue

5 min
y&r’s michael mealor and hunter king on “skyle” return

Michael Mealor and Hunter King have similar sentiments about reprising their roles as Y&R’s popular Kyle and Summer. “It’s like going back to high school after summer break,” he smiles. “You’re excited to see everybody and all of the stress washes away for a little while. You walk in and it’s nothing but fun and joy and happiness because it’s like coming home.” King adds, “The days have gone by so slowly since I was last there but as soon as I stepped into that building, it felt like yesterday. I have so many friends between the crew and the actors, so it felt so nice to be back.” The fan favorites, who are part of Victoria and Ashland’s wedding gathering, were especially happy to reconnect with so many co-stars. “I…

4 min
b&b shocker: deacon’s back — and teams up with sheila!

After spending four years in prison for taking shots at Quinn, Deacon is released and heads home to see his daughter, Hope. The call to return to the soap was happy news for his portrayer, Sean Kanan. “Coming in through the gate at CBS Television City, I just had the biggest smile on my face,” he relays. “It was like coming home. Any time I get a call to come back, I was always happy to accept. It’s been a while since we last saw Deacon, so it’s going to be fun to see how he’s changed from that experience.” Upon his arrival in Los Angeles, Deacon crosses paths with Sheila at Il Giardino. “It just makes sense, doesn’t it,” muses Kimberlin Brown (Sheila). “They have a lot to talk about.…

2 min
y&r: ashland has doubts about the wedding

At the Newman palazzo, Victoria finalizes wedding details with Ashland, who is having trouble keeping his mind on the preparations. He finally asks his bride if she truly wants to go through with the wedding after learning the truth about his past. “When you reveal the deepest darkest parts of your history, there’s always the insecurity over the potential for repercussions,” explains Richard Burgi (Ashland). “I’m not sure if Ashland really feels sanguine about how Victoria is going to handle this whole thing. There are a couple of holes in the dike of Ashland’s life that he’s trying to plug and I think he’s a little nervous about which one might blow first.” Victoria points out to her fiancé that she just wants to focus on the wedding and their love…

2 min
days: the devil wants ben and ciara’s baby

Ben is still on the fence about having a child, so he turns to Marlena for guidance. “He’s got mixed feelings about it because of his genetics and his family,” explains Robert Scott Wilson (Ben). “He’s worried that he’s going to put a bad seed into this world after he’s done so much to try to change for the best. The last thing he wants to do is bring somebody in that could have his traits or have something his father or sister had. He’s really nervous about it.” But the fact that Ciara wants a family weighs on his heart. “It’s been a desire of his, too, but now that it’s become a reality, you start thinking a little bit more clearly about things and maybe over-thinking things,” Wilson adds.…

2 min
quick take

(ex-Amanda, MELROSE PLACE; ex-Sammy Jo, DYNASTY) What attracted you to your latest project, DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF: THE KRISTINE CARLSON STORY, which debuts October 16 on Lifetime? “I was waiting for the right project that spoke to me. I have always been a huge fan of the [Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff] books. When I got the script I knew I had to do it. Playing Kristine was truly an honor.” How would you describe your relationship with the author? “Kristine and I are very close. It’s like we’ve known each other forever. She couldn’t have been more supportive during production and we’ve become really good friends since then.” You started your career as the quintessential California girl. What does it mean to you that you’ve been playing such a range of dynamic women…

1 min
early editions!

BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL Zende and Paris make love for the first time. Carter shares his heartache with a kindred soul. Bill makes a request of Brooke and Ridge. DAYS OF OUR LIVES Victor works to get his nephews released. Marlena conceals her glowing eyes from John. Philip opens up to Kate about Chloe. Steve searches for Kristen. YOUNG AND RESTLESS Billy and Lily face an ethical dilemma. Victor neutralizes an enemy. Sally spies on Jack and Phyllis. Devon voices his frustrations. RATINGS RACE: WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 13 The numbers listed after each show are ratings points. Each ratings point represents 1,210,000 homes. These numbers now reflect DVR playback within the same day. •YOUNG AND RESTLESS 2.39 •BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL 2.05 •GENERAL HOSPITAL 1.61 •DAYS OF OUR LIVES 1.16 PHOTOS: HOWARD WISE/JPI, XJ JOHNSON/JPI, NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH…