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WORST RECAST


MCKENZIE SATTERTHWAITE (NIKKI, AS THE WORLD TURNS)


In the notoriously tricky business of recasts, Nikki should have been a relatively easy assignment. Last played by the charming, spunky Jordana Brewster when she left for college six years ago, Nikki was a fond, but distant memory for most fans. The character would now be just the right age, perfectly positioned as Hal's daughter and ripe for redefinition. In other words, ATWT had a clean slate - they could have hired anyone to bring the role into adulthood.

They chose McKenzie Satterthwaite, who with her smiles-for-sass delivery was not only in over her head (a perhaps forgivable offense for newcomers), but had the misfortune of resembling the recently departed Lesli Kay (ex-Molly; now-Lois, GH). That, combined with the lack of confidence the show seemed to have in her from the beginning, doomed a can't-miss character. Nikki disappeared without a good-bye in October - we're hoping that is just ATWT's way of asking for a do-over.
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