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Oct 25 2009, 02:16 PM
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I think Suzanne Rogers mentioned during the WLS interview that Clarke had suffered a mild stroke recently.
- Oct 25 2009, 09:30 AM
- Oct 19 2009, 07:00 PM
I think Days needs to address the Mickey issue. They never show him and that void really henders any real storyline for Maggie. I know they can't do a death storyline for him because of the necessity to use Frances Reid and her inability to appear, but couldn't they simply write it in that Mickey died at some point in the past (although they've never shown it) and simply say that Maggie is now a widow. They did something similar with the character of Marge Bergman on SFT years ago when her portrayer died unexpectedly. They stopped referring to her for several months and then her husband Stu made mention that Marge had died some months earlier. Unless the show can drag John Clarke out of retirement to play Mickey, I think this is the only real option for Maggie. Then, if Days is intent on a Nathan/Melanie romance, they really should've had it established that Victor approved of Melanie and Philip and tries to put an end to Nathan/Melanie so that Philip can have Melanie which would put Victor into conflict with Maggie -- and might spark a romantic liason.
They're kind of hogtied on this issue. I love how the show is trying to position Maggie as the new Alice, but since you can't find someone who can play Mickey on a regular basis something isn't right. Before they went younger with Kevin Dobson, I even thought Jed Allan would make a good Mickey... I'll always remember him as Don Craig, but he'd have made a good Mickey recast.
I have to wonder now if John Clarke really isn't doing well or if he and Corday had some sort of falling out. Maybe some bad blood from the SSK story or something, since that's when he left. I seem to recall reading an interview with Melinda Clarke when she was on CSI and she rolled her eyes at the mention of Corday. :)