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a website dedicated to American actor/writer/director/producer Stephen Nichols. Best known for his varied roles on daytime television, Stephen has just returned to his iconic role of Steven Earl "Patch" Johnson on the daytime soap opera DAYS OF OUR LIVES. Stephen also played the parts of uber-tychoon Tucker McCall on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, as The Dark Prince Stefan Cassadine on GENERAL HOSPITAL and Dr. Skylar Cates on the cancelled SANTA BARBARA. Stephen has also appeared in films and in episodic television such as CRASH, THE NANNY, EMPTY NEST, SECOND CHANCES, IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, RENEGADE, WITCHBOARD, & THE PHOENIX. This is strictly a fan site and NOT Stephen's official site. This site has a strict no paparazzi policy and will not publish photos of Stephen during his private time.

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STEPHEN NICHOLS ONLINE @ stephennichols.org is a website dedicated to the work of American actor Stephen Nichols. I am in no way affiliated with his person, his management, nor his family. All content, except otherwise noted, is copyrighted to their original owners and no infringement is intended and no rights implied. Content contained within are subject to fair use and used here either in whole or in part as a commentary on the work and career of Stephen Nichols.

I want to wish Eileen Davidson, Ashley a Happy Birthday. I hear she’s ( fill in the blank here ) years young. She looks amazing and here’s hoping for many more.


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.

    Lastly….

  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


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


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


Here is the day-ahead caps and clip for Monday. Hope you’re enjoying your weekend and that you feel like getting the skip on the Tucker scenes. I know Stephen has never looked better. He and Eileen are rocking it in this pairing. Couple that with the latest storyline and it’s a win/win situation. I’ll have some additions for the press section soon. Keep you posted.

  • [ 882 ] SCREENCAPS: 03/28/2011 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS
  • [ 001 ] MEDIA CLIP: 03/28/2011 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS


Earlybird catches the worm….. I know I should have had these up yesterday…day-ahead and all, but I had family thing and I couldn’t get things done till this morning. I also had Ted King screencaps and clip to do for his character of Tomas on ONE LIFE TO LIVE. Sorry.

Could Katherine (Jeanne Cooper) get any more of a harpy? Seriously, she need to go and ingest a huge batch of humble pie. I’m so tired of Tucker being made to be the scapegoat for all things Newman. I was also glad that Ashley (Eileen Davidson) told her off and reminded Katherine what kind of a parent John (Jerry Douglas) was in that he’d never abandon one of his children. Bravo Ashley. Monday’s preview is tacked on the end of the clip. I’ll have Monday’s episode up tomorrow (Saturday).

  • [ 325 ] SCREENCAPS: 03/05/2011 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS
  • [ 035 ] SCREENCAPS: 03/28/2011 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS PREVIEW
  • [ 001 ] MEDIA CLIP: 03/25/2011 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS


I wasn’t able to post yesterday due to a couple of errands I had to run for my mom. She’s having medical problems and can’t get out to do her usual things. I’m sure you understand.

Anyway, Stephen was just so sweet yesterday. I’m totally loving the relationship between Tucker and Ashley. Stephen and Eileen Davidson make this pairing utterly believable. I love too how they had Ashley trust Tucker. The only cog in the wheel is Katherine (Jeanne Cooper.) I’m totally non-plused how they can make Katherine so dismissive of Tucker and believe the worst about him. Like Victor (Eric Braeden) and Jack (Peter Bergman) haven’t done their share of things that were worse than anything Tucker has ever or could ever do. I truly hope they end this soon. Kay’s beginning to sound like an old hag blathering on about nothing. Certainly this former alcoholic who admitted to giving Tucker away like an old pair of shoes, has no cause to stand on her high horse. I hope Ashley goes to Katherine to give her a good dose of reality considering Victor and Jack’s shortcomings…all of them. Given too Katherine threatened to tell Ashley…I love that Tucker already told her. Nipped that one in the bud, didn’t he?

  • [ 1092 ] SCREENCAPS: 03/22/2011 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS
  • [ 0001 ] MEDIA CLIP: 03/22/2011 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS


No Stephen on today’s episode, but I do have screencaps and clip from Monday (Canadian)/Tuesday (United States) airing. Looks like Tucker is being read the riot act by Ashley (Eileen Davidson) regarding Abby (Marcy Rylan) who, but th looks of it, is back to stripping in public….AGAIN! Nothing new there. Honestly, that storyline is getting more and more ridiculous. With the money Abby won in the suit against Victor (Eric Braeden) looks like this is the future for this once very sincere character with Haley Erin. Oh I miss her more introspective Abby. I hate Marcy Rylan’s with a passion of a thousand sons. I know none of the last bit had anything to do with Stephen, just my itty, bitty, teeny, weeny mini rant. My webspace, my prerogative.

  • [ 044 ] SCREENCAPS: 03/22/2011 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS PREVIEW
  • [ 001 ] MEDIA CLIP: 03/22/2011 – THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS PREVIEW



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