This week it’s Criminal Minds star Shemar Moore’s (Malcolm Winters) highly anticipated return to the soap that started it all for him … CBS’ The Young and the Restless. As previously revealed, during his two-episode appearance on September 10th and 11th, Malcolm returns to help his elder brother Neil (Kristoff St. John) in his time of need, since Neil can’t quite get a grip on the fact that he is blind, and it may be permanent.
As long time fans of the series know, Malcolm and Neil have had some tense moments in their relationship, even though underneath it all there is “brotherly love”, there relationship has had some rocky roads to travel including both gents past with the same woman … Drucilla (Victoria Rowell)!
In an interview with TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan, Shemar reveals that he and on-screen brother, Kristoff St. John, felt some of the Y&R scenes in the scripts needed a bit of reworking!
Shemar detailed: “The original script did not pay enough attention to the Winters family history — they had us discussing all this more recent stuff Malcolm didn’t know anything about — so I got on the phone with Kristoff and we worked out a few ideas. We then went to speak with Mrs. Phelps (executive producer Jill Farren Phelps) and expressed our concerns and she was great. We were able to get in some great references to the past that I think the longtime audience will really appreciate. I hope and believe the fans will like what they witness, but I think they’re going to wish that many other questions and topics had been addressed. But, hey, the silver lining is that Malcolm can always come back to Genoa City because Shemar would love to come back. (Laughs) Just as soon as I de-stress!”
In the interview, Shemar reveals that there is a lot of “preachy” dialog from Malcolm in his scenes with Neil stating: “42 pages worth of preachin’! The audience is gonna be, like, ‘It was good to see Shemar but, damn, he wouldn’t shut up!’”
So, do you think Shemar’s return will be satisfying? Whet your appetite for more of Moore in Genoa City in the future? Share your thoughts below!