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River


Days4Life
Oct 15 2008, 09:36 AM
His DAYS in the 90s was riveting television, and he had the best payoffs ever. That's one thing I miss today....stories build, only to sputter out with no impact. JER's stories always had a wonderful grand finale, with emotion and drama and intensity....... JER always painted his characters in shades of good and bad so no one was totally a saint or totally a villain.
I just read of James E. Reilly's passing, and I am saddened by the loss to the industry and to his circle of friends, relatives and business associates. The above post sums up what I found to be two of Mr. Reilly's greatest professional strengths. His story wraps were among daytime drama's all-time best. Even his weak B stories usually had a grade A send-off that was worth watching even if the story itself was not a personal favorite. He also developed some of the most layered villains and villainesses in all of soapdom. Characters whose deeds should have taken them beyond the pale were always kept just this side of possible redemption. He will be missed by many fans of the genre.
Edited by River, Oct 19 2008, 03:04 PM.
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