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Aug 21 2012, 02:12 PM
I like that he's bringing Jessica back to Days and brought on her son Nick back in the day (though Higley was there, I credit Tomlin for a lot of her last run). I hope he remembers Marie (who was actually brought back under him, for Alice's memorial month). His time at DAYS in the 80s interests me a lot, actually. I think he's fairly underrated but he has had some clunkers. I don't totally blame him for Vivian and Carly's botched returns. They weren't bad at first. It also felt like the Bo/Hope/Carly triangle was gutted.

He gets family interactions right and seems to delve into the past in his regimes on all the soaps. He brought back Al and Gabrielle on OLTL. Can't remember who else. He also got OLTL their Emmy win.

It's sad when in a few days of his returning to DAYS we have all the right people interacting. Families remember each other and interact (even if it is because of an unnecessary death). Unlike MarDar who after a few months seemed to isolate everyone into their own little bubbles. He does like big umbrella storylines. I think he's sort of the right person for DAYS at the moment. He gets the past but can run the show as it needs to be in the present. He's far from perfect but I see a lot more good qualities than bad. It's too bad he seemed to have pissed off Thaao Penghlis and Stephen Nichols. This is the perfect time for both actors to come back. I hated how they killed Tony and rushed Anna off the canvas. Anyway ...
I would LOVE to see my Anna come back!
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