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Fair warning, what I’m about to say will likely tick off some or reaffirm what I and they already know about this convoluted and ridiculous tripe passing for story on Y&R. The story that Stephen came to play has taken a sharp 90° turn in the last two weeks. I’ll attempt to list my main grievances.

  1. Tucker suddenly has a secret son: When did this happen? Everything that’s been written about him onscreen has been scarce, but the one thing I never got from the character is that he ever had any children. The lifestyle of the man wouldn’t have lent itself to that possibility, no matter how much it was a one night stand or any other thing that might have brought one about. This to me is a contrivance and not needed to keep Tucker interesting.
  2. Tucker putting Katherine in charge in the event of his incapacitation: Problem with this one, there’s a conflict of interest considering she is close friends with Victor Newman whose company Tucker McCall Unlimited is trying to acquire.
  3. Katherine not allowing Ashley access to Tucker: Why is this an issue? Doesn’t matter if Ashley was arrested on suspicion of murder or not, she is still Tucker’s fiancée and Katherine has no right to keep her away from Tucker.
  4. Katherine firing Ashley: I know this hasn’t happened yet in terms of the US viewing, however, I’m going to spoil it here. Katherine fires Ashley from Jabot. What is what with that? Simple, given that Ashley has never shown anything that could even be construed as being a ‘danger’ to Tucker, Kay’s feelings are unwarranted.
  5. Tucker’s hospital room has become Grand Central Station: It seems that anyone and their brother can enter and leave Tucker’s room at will. Colin, Jill, Katherine, Abby, Ashley, Neil, Sophia, Malcolm, Victor and Jack. Whatever happened to only two visitors per patient? Real world expectations to be followed by a soap opera I know…stupid me.
  6. Katherine has no legal right to a say in Tucker’s care or issues: Why is this important? For the simple fact that instead of bringing on an aforementioned secret child, how about bringing on Tucker’s adoptive parents? The way that soaps tread adoption is just sickening. Oh wait, unless you’re Lucy “Blackmarket” Abbott, you’re considered a different being. I have no idea why soaps have chosen to do this. They laude biology over adoption as if it’s a dirty word. As I said, why not have brought on Tucker’s adoptive…no, parents and have them clash with what Kay wants and for a change, Kay has to stand back and watch as she’s kept from the ‘bastard’ she gave up. Heck I’d even take a brother or sister, just not give Katherine control over Tucker McCall Unlimited.
  7. Tucker’s lawyer opening Tucker’s will: Tucker’s lawyer opened Tucker’s will! What’s wrong with that picture? Legally no will can be opened until the death of the person who wrote it and until it is probated, which in normal speak means published, only then can the conditions be executed for the person who drew it up. Tucker should fire his lawyer post haste upon waking up since he did something illegal.
  8. Tucker’s DNR (do not resuccitate) order: Why is this important? Because, Katherine as supposedly his next of kin went to court to get Tucker’s respirator reattached in clear disregard for Tucker’s wishes. Customary the DNR order also covers feeding tubes as they are almost always linked together in the person’s wishes to not have any exigent matters taken to extend life in the case of permanent incapacitation.


  9. Don’t hire Stephen Nichols and keep him backburnered for so long then used as a prop to bolster other storylines, and do not keep him sidelined lying in a bed unable to do what he does best.

A lot of nitpicking I know, but valid. Stephen deserves more than he’s gotten. With the addition of Genie Francis as Cane’s long-lost mom, I’m hoping there is no plans to derail Tucker and Ashley, one of this show’s major bright spots. Considering though that that for the most part he’s been kept as a propper instead of propelling his own stories…. Well, you do the math.

Updates are as follows:

  • [ 149 ] SCREENCAPS: 05/19/2011 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS
  • [ 001 ] MEDIA CLIP: 05/19/2011 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS
  • [ 210 ] SCREENCAPS: 05/20/2011 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS
  • [ 001 ] MEDIA CLIP: 05/20/2011 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS
  • [ 121 ] SCREENCAPS: 05/23/2011 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS
  • [ 001 ] MEDIA CLIP: 05/23/2011 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS

So sorry these are late. I had dental surgery on Monday and was in pain for a good time after. I slept most of the last two days away trying not to use the painkillers I was given. I’m also having some rendering issues with the main site banner I hope to get fixed in the coming days. Please be patient.

  • [ 241 ] SCREENCAPS: 05/17/2011 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS
  • [ 001 ] MEDIA CLIP: 05/17/2011 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS

May 18, 2011

I’m going to open this post with a commentary on something that has been irking me for the past week, and since this is my site and space, I thought I’d take this time to say it. I am a regular poster at the Soapcentral Y&R Board and I posted something I found in one of the latest editions of SOAP OPERA WEEKLY magazine. It had something to do with Tucker’s accident at Abby’s hand and that Stephen was supposedly out as Tucker. It seems I forgot a question mark instead of the exclamation mark I posted. I was told that I needlessly upset the whole whack of Stephen’s fans with the possibility he might have been let go by the soap. I was also accused of saying things that weren’t true here and on my other sites by someone I will not mention. This goes back to when I was also accused of saying that this was Stephen’s official site and I was his official webmaster, something that anyone who does visit my site knows very well I would never do nor have I ever claimed such. As for the post I made to SoapCentral, given the way Emily O’Brien (Jana Fisher) was treated I suspected this might have been the same with Stephen and Tucker. His screentime has been very sporadic at best and up until May Sweeps, nearly reduced to one or two episodes per week and or propping others. This was one of the reasons I posted what I did. However, a certain group of people took it upon themselves to excoriate me like I’m a six-year-old instead of talking to me as an adult-to-adult. This was unnecessary. RENEGADE: STEPHEN NICHOLS ONLINE and RENEGADE MEDIA are the only sites online that is a fansite dedication to Stephen and one would hope that might give some pause for thought. I have unique content and good content, I pay for my webhosting and materials and do all my own capping, clipping, uploading and posting. Donations are on a voluntary basis only. I would hope that as a professional curtosey I would receive some appreciation for all the work I’ve put into this site. I’ve been a fan of Stephen’s for a good twenty five years ever since his debut on DAYS OF OUR LIVES as Steve “Patch” Johnson. I would hope that would mean something. I’ve been respectful of these people and only said something to defend myself from those who ‘called me out’ on something that was petty and would have been done with through an email through this site and in private. You know, that professional curtosey and the benefit of the doubt?

Yours, Dianne

Tucker as Abby’s (Marcy Rylan) roadkill? Not in this lifetime. Can I hate that character any more than I already do? I don’t think so, but I have a feeling if Ashley (Eileen Davidson) keeps covering up for Abby, I might add Ashley to that hate list. And Katherine’s (Jeanne Cooper) sudden epiphany? Just the other day she was calling him a bastard. According to the soap publications, things are going to heat up with the fight for Jabot, Newman and Tucker McCall Unlimited. Sophia (Julia Pace Mitchell) is suppose to take control of Tucker’s empire.

  • [ 353 ] SCREENCAPS: 05/16/2011 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS
  • [ 001 ] MEDIA CLIP: 05/16/201 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS

I’ve been through the Ten Plagues of Egypt, Hell and High Water, and the Sacking of Carthage this week. This post is a little late and I apologize. No major talkage — or is it writeage — today. I know you want the goods.

  • [ 657 ] SCREENCAPS: 05/11/2011 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS
  • [ 001 ] MEDIA CLIP: 05/11/2011 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS
  • [ 798 ] SCREENCAPS: 05/12/2011 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS
  • [ 001 ] MEDIA CLIP: 05/12/2011 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS
  • [ 854 ] SCREENCAPS: 04/13/2011 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS
  • [ 001 ] MEDIA CLIP: 05/13/2011 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS

May I say I’m loving the relationship between Tucker and Ashley. Stephen and Eileen are just magical in showing us the love these two have for one another. I love how playful Eileen makes Stephen. So much to love about this storyline. I’m hoping Abby (Marcy Rylan) can’t do something to screw this up. We need a good strong and committed couple on this show.

  • [ 644 ] SCREENCAPS: 05/10/2011 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS
  • [ 001 ] MEDIA CLIP: 05/10/2011 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS

Stephen is just looking amazing these days. He doesn’t look any bit his 60 years. He could easily pass for 45 he looks so good. Feel free to gush with me.

  • [ 849 ] SCREENCAPS: 04/14/2011 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS
  • [ 001 ] MEDIA CLIP: 04/14/2011 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS

Not much in terms of airtime. Stephen as Tucker largely played background to the Sophia and Malcolm Winters (Julia Pace Mitchell and Darius McCrary) nuptials. Still loving the scenes with Stephen and Eileen Davidson (Ashley). When are they going to get more screentime? They are one of Y&R‘s strongest couples…use them! Preview for 04/14/2011 is tacked onto the end of the clip. Enjoy.

  • [ 741 ] SCREENCAPS: 04/13/2011 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS
  • [ 001 ] MEDIA CLIP: 04/13/2011 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS/04/14/2011 – PREVIEW

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