The Soap Bubble: Y&R and Days of our Lives News and Spoilers from the week of November 21st, 2012

Nov 21 2012, 05:30 PM by Aaron Hagey-MacKay

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Y&R News

Jeff Branson gone again, possibly returning later. Getty

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Michael Fairman is reporting that Jeff Branson (Y&R - Ronan Malloy) will be leaving the cast of Y&R once more. Quoting Soap Opera Digest, the word is that “[Branson], who returned in June, has come to the end of his six-month run and will exit Genoa City once again.”

With a faked affair turned genuine, Branson's character, Ronan, got into some steamy trouble with Michelle Stafford’s character, Phyllis. The affair was the last nail in the coffin of Phyllis' marriage with Nick.

Apparently Branson has only signed onto six-month stints on Y&R, causing him to leave and come back since he first appeared on the show in 2010. Would you like to see Jeff Branson on the Y&R cast full time? Let us know!



Days of our Lives News

Patrika Darbo back on Days of our Lives 

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Soap Opera Digest is reporting that Patrika Darbo (DAYS - Nancy Wesley) is back on the Burbank set of Day of Our Lives, reprising her roll of Chloe Lane’s mother (played by Nadia Bjorlin). We will be seeing both of these lovely ladies in early 2013.

Darbo hasn’t been seen on Days since a brief reappearance in 2005. Since then, the Emmy-nominated actress has appeared on Dexter, Desperate Housewives, and the movie Rango, among other projects.

Fun Fact: Darbo was named one of the sexiest soap stars of 1999 by TV Guide.


Peggy McCay Promotes Alzheimer’s Awareness 

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November is Alzheimer’s awareness month, and Peggy McCay (DAYS - Caroline Brady) has recently shot a public service announcement for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Visit and you’ll learn, among other things, that the organization’s mandate is to help those affected by the disease in any way they can. They fund research, provide education programs and support groups, and even have a 24 hour helpline for those affected by the disease.

“It came about because of Caroline's story on DAYS. I was very honored to be asked. I have personal friends who are dealing with this because of relatives diagnosed with Alzheimer’s," McCay told Soap Opera Digest.

Caroline Brady had recently left Salem with her son, Bo, to go to a special clinic in California to fight the degenerative, so far incurable, brain disease.

The disease affects the lives of millions, and anyone who has seen this disease in action, knows how hard it is. Click here to watch a video of Peggy McCay discussing Alzheimer's Awareness.





- Nicole surprises Jennifer.
- Kate tracks Stefano down.
- EJ encourages Chad to get back at Gabi.
- Rafe is not happy about EJ being Sami’s new boss.
- Marlena confides in Eric about Kristen.
- Eric fears that Caroline is not as well as she claims.
- Nicole apologizes to Jennifer
- Rafe has shown up at Sami’s office with flowers


- Nina says goodbye to Paul.
- Phyllis catches Adam spying on Jack.
- Jack’s behavior alarms Phyllis.
- Will Billy stop Victor from telling Victoria the truth about his time in Los Angeles?
- Cane and Lily trade business for pleasure.



By: Aaron Hagey-MacKay


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