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123 December 17th, 2012 Stephen Nichols OUT At The Young and the Restless!

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More exits at The Young and the Restless and this time Katherine Chancellor (Jeanne Cooper) is losing her long lost son!

Daytime favorite Stephen Nichols is reportedly out at the number one soap as Tucker McCall, and in fact, according to Soap Opera Uncensored the actor finished his final scenes today at the set of the CBS Daytime drama.  In addition, SOU has also reported that Jessica Heap is on her way out as Eden as well!

So soapers, what do you think of the departure of Stephen Nichols? Was the character of Tucker McCall not working?  Do you think the new regime should have kept him around and created new story for the character? Or, do you think this is the right decision? Weigh-in!

 

 

 

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  1. Patience DePhazio says:

    The new regime has gotten rid of the good actors, instead of the no-talents like Christel Khalile.

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    Deborah replied

    AMEN!! The new TAKE OVER GROUP SUCKS!! THEY SHOULD BE THE ONES TO GO!! THIS SOAP SHOULD BE CALLED THE VICTOR NEWMAN WAY!! I FAST FORWARD THRU ALL OF HIS CRAP!! JUST SAYING…..

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    MBmomof3 replied

    Thought I was the only one who can’t stand Christal Khalil. I mentioned how I’d like to see her (& Kane) go during her contract negotiations and posters jumped all over me. I think she is lovely, but no talent as an actress. BORING! Y&R needs to ship off Lilly, Kane and the twins to Australia or parts unknown. Please!

    Neil is great, but since Dru went over the cliff the Winters clan is FF material.

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    mlbore replied

    omg i couldn’t agrree more!! when Christal Khalil is on screen I fast forward as well
    they are so boring…and it just surprises me on how they keep this storyline going. I call that crew the “fillers”

    Ashlee replied

    Actually Christel Khalil (there is no e there) is a popular, talented Emmy winner. The fact that the writers cannot find a story for her is THEIR fault, not hers. Does the fact that Cain is almost 20 years older than her just bother me?

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    Valerie replied

    I agree, the age difference is just too great. Cane and Lilly are either sickening, or having problems, no middle ground.

    Kathy tracey replied

    Big mistake letting Stephen Nichols go!!!!!
    They should and could have done so much more
    With his character…..He is a great actor , Victor is starting to show
    His age…I was in hopes of Tucker being a bigger part
    Of the show..

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    Debbie Anderson Locke replied

    AMEN! He could give Victor and Jack a much-needed adversary. On top of that his story with Katherine was really going places!

  2. Kristen says:

    Horrible decision to let Stephen Nichols go! Back to the same old Victor rules everything in the world crap, huh? YAWN.

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  3. Mary SF says:

    I like SN, but the whole character of Tucker was ill conceived- I was not against Katherine having a long lost child, and when they said that child was Jill- that was an interesting twist that alter the whole Katherine/Jill relationship. But then changing that, making the child a male out for revenge was a mistake. They made Tucker so unlikable that I was rooting for Abby when she ran him down.
    Then they try to make him nice, repenting his wrongs against mom, making him Devon’s deadbeat daddy- none of it worked. So I think Tucker has out lived his purpose in GC- but it is a shame they had to let go of talent like SN. If given the right role he could have done a lot for the show.
    As for Eden, she is hardly on any more and has no connection to anything happening at the moment, I think it would be okay to ditch her for a while. Maybe if the show ever brings her and Micheal’s con artist father back on the show, she might be able to come back, but I think at that time they should recast because the present actress never seemed right for the role.

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  4. Stacy says:

    They are idiots! Stephen is the finest actor in daytime (and gorgeous)! What a loss.

    Stephen, come back to GH. Everyone knows Helena has been holding Stefan captive since he left for Milan! Bring back Stefan! :-)

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    Sasha replied

    NO-he’s not georgous and he is just kinda “there”…Better not get rid of ADAM though!!!

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    Valerie replied

    I never liked Tucker because of the mullet, they should have cut his hair to look like the 21st century!

  5. Ces says:

    Wow! I’m not a Y&R fan BUT, Stephen Nichols is a great talent.
    IF Days could write a decent storyline, I would welcome him back with open arms!

    Once again JFP makes the stupidest decisions.

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    Tsuds replied

    Your funny Ces.. .we think too much alike… We both have soo much resentment against Days for their writing abilities and both keep watching!!! If your in the Washington area. .we could start up a support group to quit watching Days..

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    Ces replied

    haha! I’ve noticed your comments as well :) I guess I watch Days because it comes before GH on Soapnet and there isn’t anything else to watch. I suppose I could go out or read at that hour (??) I’m on the verge of giving up on this show though … it’s just not good.

  6. Robin Fletcher says:

    Not happy. Y&R sucks for the first time ever in 40 years. I am about to quit.

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    Terry Pickett replied

    Robin, maybe if they bring on our favorite Emmy-winning Facebook friend, it would be interesting. I say CK has got to go. The reasons many dislike her, including myself, is that 1): she is talentless and 2) she is one of the reasons her TV mother, Victoria Rowell, left the show.

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  7. JustSaying says:

    Yes! Couldn’t stand the character. There was just no point to him.

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  8. Kathyj says:

    Maybe back to Days?

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  9. BETTYEJ says:

    They should have kept Stephen Nichols. He’s a good actor, worth more then all the newbies put together. My advise to the entire cast of all the soaps, find real jobs, because sooner then later, they will yank all of the soaps off the air.

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    Avelina comes from Santorini Greece replied

    Agreed! He is a great actor and they keep characters like Chelsea around.

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    Sasha replied

    LOVE Chelsea. Why is it when someone is NICE nobody likes her?????

  10. k/kay says:

    He never worked for me but it is because of the writing I knew he was gone when they had Devon go back to work for Neil. Probably Days or GH will pick him up since word is they want to build back the Cassadine fold on GH. I know he was suppose to be dead but you never really die on daytime.

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  11. Derrick says:

    Really not surprised!!!

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  12. Judith says:

    Neither Tucker nor Eden have been integral to Y&R for a long time now, so I have no objections to their dismissal.
    I do wish that this new Producer would discontinue bringing in more and more newcomers. I also find the presence of soooo many teen-agers adding nothing of interest to the plot – their stories are shallow, save for Jamie – his back-story may contain some merit. As for Summer and Fen, why they were aged is beyond me, and why their parents don’t also age is also mystifying. Love Victor, but please have him see a barber pronto!!!!!

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    Chris replied

    Along with bizarre aging, wish those who cast would consider the likelihood that the child they just cast looks even remotely like the parent. Abby related to Ashley and Victor? In what universe? I realize the pool might be small, but a little discretion adds to credibility.

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  13. Diane says:

    Stephen Nichols was doing just fine. The problem was not him but rather the storylines that were written for him. He was always one of daytimes best actors and he is not the only one to be released from this show due to poorly written storylines. Someone better get something done in the new year or this will not remain the number one soap opera as it has been in the past.

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  14. Hilary says:

    They are insane. Seriously, not as an SN fan, but objectively, I think YR has blown chance after chance to truly develop Tucker beyond what SN has been able to do with him, which is quite alot. The Devon reveal was amazing work from this actor. there is so much story material that they could have given him that they just chose not to. Or that they chose to drop. Letting Eileen go was bad, but Tucker had alot of options for story without her, much as I wanted him with her. But what do they do? Let go another good actor to make room for 20yo’s and FOJs. So disappointing. YR, what do you want? What are you really looking for? Do you even know? Meh.

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  15. MBmomof3 says:

    Like Stephen Nichols, never liked the Tucker McCall character. Maybe GH or DOOL could use his talents once again. Wish him well.

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  16. LJ says:

    Tucker was an unnecessary character….

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  17. Michael (not Fairman) says:

    He was undoubtedly expensive, as a major soap star, and it’s been said previously that TPTB are under pressure to cut costs. One would have thought that Katherine’s son would have been considered an integral part of the show, but like many characters from the Maria Bell era, Tucker was badly conceived and badly executed, and it may simply be that there was no way to repair that. I feel the same way about Nichols that I felt about the losses of Maura West, Debbi Morgan, Genie Francis, Jennifer Landon, and why-can’t-I-think-of-her-name-who-plays-Abby: what a waste. They (MAB and crew) attracted all of this top-rate talent and then they screwed things up so badly. It’s a real pity.

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  18. Bart says:

    Good bye and good riddance, Tucker McCall – now that you are history, perhaps the new regime can rewrite Devon’s alleged parentage and ties to Katherine Chancellor???

    Sorry, but this was just another half-baked Maria Arena Bell-created character that added nothing to the GC landscape and his alleged blood ties to Katherine is just stale by soap opera standards!

    You will not be missed – neither will Eden – adios!!

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    Merry replied

    Good-by to Tucker I wish he would of gotten his dues before he left. I also think he will end up on GH.
    I wish they would put Phyless out of the front burner I don’t know how she gets the top story lines every day. I fast forward her. I am sick to death of her whinning put her in prison where she should be. ughhh or vacation who cares just less of her. Victor should get HIS company back the sooner the better it was ding bat Sharon that did this. I am happy that Avery and Nick are together. Y and R is not the number one show acording to the award show. GH is.

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  19. Saundra says:

    Oh well. Sorry to hear that. Anyone else leaving soon !

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  20. Laurie says:

    Return of Stephan on GH!? That would be very cool…Alexis needs family! (remember no one ever really dies lol)

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  21. Reena says:

    I’m sorry to hear that because I love Stephen so much! However I really want to see him back on Days of our lives so hopefully that’ll happen !

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    Atalanta replied

    Stephen is a great actor, Y&R did not give him a good storyline. We do not get GH in Australia, and I have given up on DAYS as it has been awful last few years, so BB is only other option for him as far as I am concerned

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  22. Mary says:

    Very disappointed. Hope Days grabs him. Really not happy with a lot of the things new regime has done.

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  23. Christine says:

    Shocker … not.

    He is another one that just has not been on lately. They just stop writing for them.

    The Eden character is another story. She should have been taken off the canvas a long time ago.

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  24. rebecca says:

    Would be fun to have him back on GH!

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  25. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    I’m not surprised by this exit; with Eileen Davidson gone, he really doesn’t have much of a story connection. I hope Sony can lure him officially back to DAYS!

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  26. Barb Harnedy says:

    wonder if he’ll end up back on Days of our Lives? Kayla is still over there not dating anyone…maybe??

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  27. KatieM says:

    He needs to come back to GH! Now is the perfect time.

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  28. sam says:

    bring him back to gh!

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    dg replied

    Resurrecting Stephan would be quite convoluted. Cartini has enough bizarre plots going on GH. And without Constance Towers and Genie Francis, Stephan doesnt serve much purpose.

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    Ces replied

    Too many characters on GH right now to give SN a good storyline.

  29. jon says:

    Right decision. Cast is top heavy.

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    KMB replied

    Not to mention totally boring. Good luck Stephen!

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  30. Debra S says:

    Stephen was the best part of the show. Huge mistake and missed opportunity.
    One less show for me to watch.

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  31. SusyQ says:

    I was waiting for him to leave,,,he belongs on Days of our Lives! I am crossing my fingers her returns as Steve “patch” Johnson! Yay for Steve and Kayla fans!

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    dg replied

    Sony owns both Days and YR, and from what Ive heard that havent used Mary Beth Evans’s Kayla much at all. I dont think theyre interested in revisiting that pairing. Sony is much more interested in the younger demographic these days. Sad but true.

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    Ces replied

    All Kayla does is pour coffee and dispense advice. DOOL couldn’t handle writing a decent storyline for them like they did before. The would fail.

    Hilary replied

    Replying to Ces, that is not actually true. Kayla is Chief of Staff now, she has been back since December 14th in a recurring capacity, and if they didn’t want her they could have cut her loose a long time ago. There is potential there. Not sure what this team would do with it, the last run was a Hogan Sheffer-cum-Dina Higley creation. TomWhit certainly was there at the end of their second, run, so that is concerning, agreed. But just saying, they’ve broght the hospital set back, they’ve gotten her out of the Pub and into the hospital, TPTB have shown that they’re more than willing to acknowledge people over 40 (and over 50) in real storylines now, and I think there is possibility.

    I hope SN comes back to Days as Steve. If YR is going to let him go — totally nuts — then hoping something works out for a Days return so they can fix Steve and Kayla.

    Mary SF replied

    I’m torn, like you I was a huge Patch and Kayla fan. They were one of the true super couples of the early 90′s. So a part of me would like to see them come back together and thinks if put in the right writing hands, there still can be story to be told for these two characters. So if they reintroduced the character Steve as well as they did Kristen, I would love it. But it is a bust like Carrie and Austin or Billy then I rather have my memories than see them ruin the characters.

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    Ashlee replied

    Uh, Mary…Patch died in September 1990 and was not resurrected until spring 2006. So i am not sure how you can say they were a true super couple of the 90‘s. They appeared for 8 months in 1990.

    Mary SF replied

    I stand corrected- late eighties, early nineties when you become my age the decades kind of blur together.

    Patrick replied

    Mary Beth Evans – ala’ Kayla: Lights up my screen… with Bo gone… would Days, invest in a Leading Man? Wishful thinking that Patch could return…. however, I hope that DAYS/writers would start first, with the possible Kayla/Abe relationship first…

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  32. Brian T says:

    Bring him back to Days as Steve because Kayla needs her man and with Bo gone they need another male lead.

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    MK replied

    I would think that SN would go back to Days to join MBE and ED. Steve was the one who filled the void when Bo left in 87. He could do it again.

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  33. Jules says:

    Fine by me. None of MAB’s characters ever clicked, and it always seemed like they never knew what to do with either. Personally, I liked William Russ from Boy Meets World in the role of Tucker.

    Out with the new, bring in the old!

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  34. RJ says:

    Would be glad to see him back on Days with Kayla.

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  35. Elcee says:

    And now the Chancellors will head the way of the Brooks family… slowly and surely written out and eventually forgotten. Losing a great talent like SN doesn’t do JC or JW any favors. JFP is going to make Y&R a showcase of her friends and favs, and the token vets who remain will eventually fade away to the occasional appearance around the holidays or funerals – because we all know no one goes to weddings anymore. With SN gone, I’m no longer interested in Y&R.

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    Mary SF replied

    You might be right about JFP but I suspect Sony will have a say in her decisions and if the ratings drop because of her changes she will not be there for long. But as for Tucker, he was hardly a legacy character. The character has only been on the show for what two or three years? He wasn’t a vet of this show, but SN is a talented actor who got stuck with a badly written role that wasn’t well thought out to become a legacy character. But I agree losing both Phillips, Mac, Brock and others have made the Chancellors, a legacy family, woeful low on numbers on air.

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  36. su0000 says:

    Is there one person who knows for sure if he was fired or if he chose to leave??

    We do not know if he was fired
    or
    if he decided to leave ..

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  37. dg says:

    Michael you left out the most crucial info for this story. Did Stephen quit or was he fired? People have this tendency to jump to the conclusion that actors and fired. But many times they jump ship themselves for various reasons. It hard to give an opinion without knowing that fact.
    If he quit on his own accord, well I say good luck in the future. If Sony fired him I say thats a big mistake. He’s a great actor and so far Tucker has been an interesting character.

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  38. MK says:

    JFP strikes again, she doesn’t like SN much. She killed him off on GH.

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  39. Lisa says:

    Tucker was a waste of time. The only time I had any interest in him was at the very beginning when he was played by another actor. He was fabulous with Jill. The re-cast ruined the Tucker/Jill paring and the Katherine & Jill dynamic. The addition of Devon as Katherine’s grandson made it even worse. Maybe Tucker’s exit story will undo the mess MAB made of the Chancellors. *fingers-crossed*

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  40. toscanti says:

    The character of Tucker was ruined by MAB and as talented as the actor is I am ok with the decision to write him out. He would be much better back on GH or DOOL with better written characters. I am liking the new sets on Y&R and some of the new cast members. Really like Leslie and the fact she is getting story. If MAB had any idea how to write she would have been on this months ago. Abby returns in the guise of Marcy Rylan in January and this is GREAT news!!!!!! Eden is a character that has never been cast with the right actress. Perhaps when the character returns it will be with the right actress.

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    Mary SF replied

    This has nothing to do with Tucker, but since you mentioned Abby- do you think they are planning to hook her up with the Green Energy guy that showed up a few shows ago? I could see a Big Bang Theory thing happening- the hip beautiful heiress investing in this nerdy scientist company- maybe a triangle with her and the mob guy and the nerd- what do you think?

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    KMB replied

    I heard Abby was only coming back once in awhile and only on a recurring basis.

  41. robert says:

    Not surprised. Tucker was a terrible character. Jessica Heap was also a waste.

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  42. Kat says:

    SN is a gifted actor who turned a boring character into a complex one. Although at times he had little to work with in terms of script, he always brought in his “A” game and delivered a great performance every time!! There was so much unexplored territory with the Tucker character. Shame on Y&R’s new regime for failing to keep this talented actor!! Hopefully one day SN will return to the role.

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  43. Lia says:

    I’ve never bought the story about Katherine having a long lost child. I found it difficult to believe she’d given birth to Brock as it is. However, I’ve gotten use to having Tucker around, and will miss him. Eden was never a vital character on this show, so she won’t be missed. We haven’t seen her in weeks already. Maybe now that Stephen is free, the Cassadines will be revived and he’ll go back to GH.

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  44. Iakovos says:

    Nichols rocks; McCall does not. MAB never got Tucker McCall right and the potential of a vital actor/character to spar with Victor, to add dimension to Katherine, to give some definition to Devon and such… Well, it failed.

    I am struck at the level of vitriol toward JFP and Josh. I am waiting to see. You cannot turn a soap around on a dime, and you have to allow for new characters and situations to allow for growth. The near incest nearly kills the show for me. I would welcome a new family and new characters. Just please give them compelling stories than link them to the legacy characters. It cannot be that difficult!

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    Mary SF replied

    It is true you have to give new characters a chance. All the vets on right now, were at one time the new kid on the block. Victor was suppose to be a temporary character and look what happen, now the character is at that core of the show. If the story is there, if the writing is there, and the acting is there- any new character has the potential to be tomorrow’s soap fave. I’m with you, give it time,we won’t know for a while yet if things are as gloomy as some think they are. They are only about 55 or 56 shows pass the 10,000- which MAB penned, in soap time that is nothing.

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  45. Susan says:

    Michael, you can’t tell me this surprises you? This is something JFP does on a regular basis. Since I haven’t watched Days Of Our Lives in years, Srephen Nichols needs to come back to GH as Stephan Cassidine. Just my humble opinion.

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  46. jsw says:

    I have been a fan for over 20 years, and I cannot for the life of me understand what has been going on with the show. It actually started a few years back when they started letting go of fine talents and their characters who have served the show so well over the years. It perplexes me even more how some of the other actresses and actors remain on the canvas. I can say without reservation that I have seen better performances from high school productions. The show has always been character driven. I feel like now it is more about the outlandish stories they decide to tell. Their decisions are manifesting in poor ratings and will eventually lead to their cancellation. Sad, but true.

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  47. buttercup says:

    Tucker’s sell-by date was long past and it was time for everyone to cut their losses on the character. If Days could get their act together, it would be great to see a return. GH is a better show at the moment, but with so many characters already on canvas, it’s hard to imagine him fitting in.

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  48. lisa says:

    I like Stephen Nicols ,but never really had much use for Tucker – crappy storylines.
    I would much rather see him on GH.

    As for the character of Eden – it drove me crazy when she showed up in Genoa City…this whole mysterious story that supposedly happened between her and Noah in Paris that never came to fruition….and canning Kevin Schmidt (Noah) BIG MISTAKE and I don’t like newest version of Kevin either (he seems to old to be Nick and Sharon’s son).
    Not happy with Y&R these days.

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    lisa replied

    I meant newest version of Noah ,lol !

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  49. shawn says:

    YESSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!! Time to go back to DAYS!!!!!!

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  50. Ashlee says:

    The character of Tucker has never made sense or clicked with anyone. Perhaps it was due to the botched storyline that made Jill NOT Katherine‘s daughter, or the fact that Stephen never put much effort into the role. Whatever the case, this is no loss for the show. A high salary for a “name“ actor that did. Nothing for the show. That was Maria‘s specialty.

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  51. tori says:

    I love Stephen and the character of Tucker,Y&R are fools to let the best and most talented actors go and keep boring characters such as Cane/Lily/Neil around. Hope Stephen comes back to GH as Stefan and brings Genie as Laura with him. Y&R had both actors and their wonderful chemistry and tons of storyline possibilites and they ruined it. Whoever the powers that be are,they should be fired asap!

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  52. Michael says:

    Bring him back to Days or GH!

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  53. KMB says:

    Stephen Nichols is one of the finest actors out there. I would love to see him back as Stefan Cassadine on GH! I would to back to watching GH in a heart beat. Young and the Restless sucks now anyway. Sadly it’s gotten so bad….

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  54. kathymiller says:

    Please let Stephen go back to Days and be with Kayla since they are bringing a actor for Joey please let Patch return to be with them on Days and dont let Kayla get involved with anyone but Steve they are a storyline there if Days writers would see that and give these characters a chance.

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  55. MCBAM says:

    I thiink Mr.Nicholas can come to GH, and play his Cassidine roots!

    Or he will be a great match in style to John McBain (they both got long

    hair… RC make it happen or is Jon Lindstom coming to play Sam Mcall

    father?….You know his character name was Tucker Mcall onY&R….Isn’t

    that something to think about????? Tucker Mcall and Sam Mcall intresting!!!

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    KMB replied

    I want to see him back on GH too. It can be written that Helena had him held all of this time. I would love it if he came back to Port Charles. I can just picture the faces on people like Alexis and Luke when they see him. However, unlike the way Guza wrote him, I would love to see Stefan win for once!

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  56. Patricia says:

    Not a good move for Y&R…it is so boring already! I have watched this soap opera since day one and this line with Victor is so boring! He is so four faced all the time and the fact he thinks everything he says is law is so over at this point…his kids should hate him and stay that way instead of going back and forth…the way he treats all his kids his absolutely the craziest thing i have ever seen. Keep the Tucker McCall story line and send Victor on his way! Enough of being stupid for his exwife! Get over it, marrying someone fifty times does not change a thing! Let Tucker and his mom find their way back to each other and give us something to look forward to besides Victor and his stupid ways! I think this soap opera is ready to expire like the others…Goodness knows some of the ones already gone was much better coming up with story lines than the writers on Y&R…!!

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    Tana replied

    AGREE AGAIN

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    nelanie replied

    ALSO AGREE!! WELL PUT

  57. Trish says:

    I’m sorry to see Nichols go, but I was beginning to think that the Young and the Restless had turned into the Phyllis and Sharon show, I’m so tired of both of those characters getting away with crap.

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    Carly replied

    I agree! Sorry to see see SN go …I really enjoyed the dynamic that the Tucker character added to the show…there were many missed opportunities with Tucker ….and am tired of Sharon character. They need some balance for the other great legacy actors … who are all these newbies taking over the show?????

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  58. myrna says:

    They are letting too many good actors go and do not like the new ones.Of course they could make a good story line for him.

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    Tana replied

    Again I agree. Please don’t mess everything up.

    You can have Victor STOP saying “ok”.

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  59. MAC says:

    Keep the cast the way it is. Everyone on the show is perfect. Terrible decision

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    Tana replied

    I agree

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  60. Sharon says:

    I think the plot lines are getting dragged on way too long…….. there has got to be so much more to write into the scripts. As for Tucker, he should have been gone a long time ago. He doesn’t add anything to the show. I know the actors have been there for many years and are getting tired and want to retire, but we need someone to carry on who is good, not just mediocre..

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  61. mozz says:

    Very sorry to see Stephen Nicols leaving. He needed a good story line. I agree it is old having everything about Victor. Very tired of this. They need some good story lines that don’t include Victor or Jack.

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  62. shi chicago says:

    First and foremost, they should have kept Maura West and Nichols is a good actor and could have been put to better use, of course. I see no reason for Cane and Lily, but then, I never have…I mean, come on…what are hey? who are they? why are they? Poor Eden served very little purpose anywau amd this Leslie serves no purpose and now they have a brother for her…yikes! I like Neil and always have, though. I do not like the looks of this Fenmore…sorry…but he is creepy…he can’t help it, I know. He serves no purpose either. He just stands and stares it seems. And what about dead Ricky….that storyline just hangs there…we saw a female looking at the gun in the sewer…who? why? It appears that Y and R just can’t grab hold of a good writing team. The Bell woman was bad but this group is is abad or worse…nothing makes sense!!!!!!!!!

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  63. Nancy says:

    Just like other soaps that are now gone, writers can destroy them. I saw it in All My Children, Another World and in One Life to Live. All were great until new writers who didn’t know the story lines or the characters began writing ridiculous stories. Then there are the new producers who don’t know or apparently care how much a character means to the dynamics of a soap.

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  64. mystic says:

    Tucker McCall hadn’t been on the show in the past and just brought in so it was a matter of time…Y & R has always been my favorite soap but it is losing it’s finesse..ever since Drew left ,it has gone down hill…I love the cat fights but lately it has been about ppl being in the hospital or jail…Y & R needs to do something..it is getting boring…at least when the fighting was on or the crazy’s were doing something it was interesting..

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    Angie replied

    I really miss the Tucker character. New writers are ruining the show and don’t seem to know which direction they want to go.

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  65. kalamaty says:

    TOTALLY SUCKS!!! Questionable move by the PTB…. Stephen Nichols brings such an intensity and depth to the character of Tucker…. he was the perfect foil for Victor and Jack…. suave, sly and a definite shot in the arm to the stuffed shirts at Newman and Jabot; a real Richard Branson type that the show really needed to break up the monotony of the endless Abbott/Newman feud. Sorry to see him go; he’s a real pro and I hope he comes back at some point!

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  66. South GA Mema says:

    Thank you Stephen Nichols for the enjoyable character you have portrayed on DOOL and now Y & R. I have liked the relationships between Tucker/Jill, Daniel/Heather, Billy/Victoria, Adam/Chelsea, and Nick/Avery. Great topics to discuss at the office.

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  67. Katherine says:

    I am a long time viewer and very upset with the cut of Tucker by Stephen Nichols. I loved the character by Nichols. Before his time at Y & R I had never appreciated Nichols whom I saw years ago on Days. He has been outstanding on Y & R. Y&R needs younger power players like Tucker. I love Katherine and Victor, but we have been truly blessed to have these actors for so long. I thought Tucker was a perfect power player. I also love Adam. He is a young Victor. I love complex characters who are flawed.

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  68. joyce says:

    I think the biggest mistake they made with “Tucker” was not giving him a definitive objective, and therefore was unable to dig his heels into Genoa City for the long haul. They had his character flip/flop so much, in so many different ways, you never knew which Tucker you would see from one day to the next. And it’s unfortunate, because Stephen Nichols is such a superb actor, he could have you hating him and loving him within the same scene. Now wouldn’t he be the perfect one to take down Kristin on Days of Our Lives?

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  69. Bunzie says:

    PLEASE DO NOT TAKE TUCKER MCCALL OFF THE SHOW, THAT WOULD BE SUCH A DISAPPOINTMENT-THE SHOW REALLY NEEDS HIM.
    PLEASE RE-THINK THIS IDEA!!!!

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  70. Eileen says:

    The character Tucker should have been kept. Get rid of Sharon !!!! She is so useless. I’m also disappointed with Adam and Chelsea break-up so soon. Also , it would be good to see the ” Young ” get back into the show. Tired of seeing Victor and Jack with their feud. It’s OLD NEWS

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  71. Dawn says:

    I am completely devastated by this news. I have been a fan of Stephen Nichols for years and I really loved him as Tucker. I think tptb at Y&R have made a HUGE mistake letting him go. He gave Tucker the edginess that the character needed.

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  72. Hattie Patterson says:

    I am sorry to see Steven go, maybe his role on Days can be revised. I never got use to Eden, she really never has a very good role. I hope she regains her memory back before she leaves regarding the death of Pauls son.

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  73. LLATWTFan says:

    I started watching YR because Stephen Nichols joined the cast. I loved him on the show. I will follow him wherever he goes.

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  74. Christina Bethard says:

    I”ve been watching the Y&R for 25+ years. I feel that Tucker was & always will be a strong actor in this roll as Tucker, because it’s Catherine’s son & almost as big of business typoon as Victor! So how can he leave this roll? Or why is he leaving? I hope it’s for a good reason! I really don’t want to see anyone else play this roll either! He’s a very good actor! So is everyone else in the Y&R that’s why I never miss it! Stephen you will be so very missed! At least by me! Good luck in your future!!

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  75. Tana says:

    I think Stephen Nichols should stay. I don’t like most of the changes being made. Y&R has been on a long time and I think the new people should think about the saying “if it isn’t broke don’t fix it”.

    Daniel just left WRONG and I don’t want Adam and Chelsea to leave. You could actually make this relationship work and even let Adam prove himself.

    Please think before letting people go, please.

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  76. myrna says:

    It is getting very obnoxious with Victor feuding with Jack, Adam and Billy. Enough is enough. I feel Jack and Phylis belong together and Nick and Sharon. Nick with Avery do not realy have any spark
    I do not like over night these little kids grow up to teens and older.
    Doug Davidson needs to be given a wife. They start a story line with him and then drop him.

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  77. Ginger Craig says:

    I really think his roll has a good story line and hate to see him go I could do with out the new Tyler I really do not like him or his story line KEEP TUCKER he and Catherine are finally getting close and I find him intresting.

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  78. Angie says:

    This is really horrible I’ve been watching the show for over 20 years and it is becoming pathetic. I’m a shame as an African American that we cannot hold this role longer than it seems like a couple of months or jumping in bed with everybody on the cast.

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  79. Elizabeth says:

    Stephen Nichols’ role as Tucker was somebody who could give the character of Victor a run for his money- literally. It was a change in the same story line. I also hate that Adam is going after Sharon again-really? Even her character was better when she was finally standing on her own two feet. Now they have gone and messed up a good pair between Adam and Chelsea who could have been a real duo for Victor and Victoria. I also agree give the character of Paul a good spouse and not Cricket; please, he has earned a better part. It sounds like the new regime needs to be reading these posts.

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  80. teresa says:

    I love Tucker. You’re taking too many characters. Make up new stories for them bring in New loves, whatever’s necessary but quit ruining the shows cast! I learn to become attached and then you dump them!

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  81. Robert says:

    Was very upset to see Stephen Nichols let go. There have been too many people coming and going at Y&R that I cannot keep up with who is who. I liked the character Tucker McCall. I seriously thought he would, eventually, replace the very aged Victor Newman played by Eric Braeden. I’m sorry but the character he plays has gotten way too ridiculous with money, power and control, not to mention all the women he’s had. Nichols is a powerful actor and I liked the role he played and now it’s been dismissed.

    Another actor I liked that was let go not once but twice was Kevin G. Schmidt who played the older Noah. I couldn’t believe it. All I can say is those at Y&R are letting too many great actors go and bringing in too many younger people who aren’t very good. Also the new writers are just like the young actors, not very good. They are writing their stories playing it safe, as opposed to the previous writers who made the show a “Sit on the edge of your seat soap opera.” Now it’s truly dull, IMO.

    The Young and the Restless… Here today, gone tomorrow, from an actors perspective. That’s the shaky and sad truth of how they run things there.

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  82. J. Kay says:

    Stephen Nichols is the best actor. What were you thinking getting rid of him??? He was the reason I watched Y & R.

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  83. ANITA BOONE says:

    why get rid of him? he was sexy in his on way if you hadn’t taken ashley out of the program someone with imagination could have found something. we need something new anyway i love the characters and the entire y and r thing but it is getting a little stale.

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