Riegel is wonderful but was miscast as Heather. Darius McCrary was absolutely the wrong actor to cast as a replacement for Shemar Moore as Malcolm. Sean Patrick Flanery just wasn't needed as Sam.
Until Melody Thomas Scott is front and center as Nikki Newman, continuing to bring on new characters seems to be pointless.
Speaking of new characters, Debbi Morgan debuts on October 7. Let's hope the writing for her character does her justice.
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And yet another blunder from those in charge of daytime soap operas. Apparently Eden Riegel found out about her dismissal by reading it online. She tweeted the following:
"It's not for me to say they're wrong but I have not been told of my departure. Boy would that be embarrassing!"
And then a bit later:
"Oops. I take it back. Apparently my run on Y&R is soon coming to an end. It was a fun ride!"
Eden Riegel spoke to SOD about how she learned the news:
Her manager's confirmation capped off a bizarre day in which social media brought the news to her attention before she got official word from the show. "My fan club president sent me a link to an article that said [I'd been let go] and she asked, 'Is this true?' And I e-mailed her back and said, 'Absolutely not. Don't worry.' And then as the day progressed, on Twitter, there was just so much chatter and so many people saying, 'What's going on? I heard you're leaving, I'm so sorry.' I thought, 'Wow. What if this was true?' It started to become more and more of a reality, like, 'Is this really possible?' But by 3 or 4 in the afternoon, when I hadn't heard anything, I was like, 'No, this is for sure not true.' So I went on and tweeted, 'It's absolutely not true.' And then an hour later, I got the call from my manager and I was like, 'Oh. Boy, do I have egg on my face [laughs].' But it was fine. And actually, the way that it happened, in that it was so public, sort of took the onus off of me. I didn't then have to go to Twitter to say, 'Hey, I have bad news.' Everybody in the world knew before me! So, instead, I got to skip right to the, 'Hey, we love you, we're so sorry,' part, which is the more fun part anyway, people getting all up in arms: 'How can they do this to you? We're on your side!' And that's always nice to hear."