Posts Tagged ‘Michelle Bauer’

Take the Ink Blot Test

June 19, 2019

Tonight we revisit the best of the lost Manny scenes that we know about. It was lost because Paul Anthony Stewart (Danny Santos) was sick the day he was supposed to shoot it. I’ve always been a bit fascinated by this scene.

Recreation of Ink Spot from Story

Danny later sends Michelle an ink spot that we don’t see, but I think would have looked like this.

Other fans are, too. In fact we’ve probably built it up more than it deserves in the lore, but it’s a wonderful idea for a cool scene. Just what would Danny and Michelle done or said over the ink blots? I recreated the ink blot Danny sends with the invitation for Michelle to meet him at the Christmas decorated mall.

Screen Capture of the Ink Blot Danny sends Michelle

Learn about the Ink Blots

There is more to Ink Blots than just Danny seeing him and Michelle making love – more’s the pity. Learn more about them. It turns out that they really aren’t all that accepted as valid anymore. However, if you want to take a multiple choice version online, you can. It’s still a great scene.

Manny meet at the mall with ink blot

Screen Shot of Manny at Springfield Mall with Ink Blot tube.

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Manny Diner Breakfast After Mick’s Funeral

December 27, 2018

I’m pretty sure this episode is from November 18, 1998, but I haven’t been able to confirm it. I think later on Michelle feels terrible about this. Already she’s sorry because she thinks she shouldn’t have missed someone’s funeral, but I think later she feels terrible that she wasn’t there for Danny this day.

I’m pretty sure now this was Nov. 18th, but I’m still not 100 percent sure. Michelle and Drew are having breakfast at the 5th Street Diner. They draw to one side and finally Drew convinces Michelle that she should make up to Danny to keep them safe. When Michelle approaches Danny he isn’t buying, he’s upset because no one much came to Mick’s funeral and Michelle and her friends didn’t even bother to come. Michelle says nobody told her when it was and admits it didn’t occur to her to ask. I think she is genuinely sorry that he’s upset she wasn’t there.

Manny Highlight Clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOynxshqAAc&feature=channel_page

Full Episode –

(Part 1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-smSSG0wHs (Part 2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI0RVduk0Ks (Part 3)

(Part 4)

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Guiding Light Cast Roundup 82

December 19, 2018

This is the eighty-second in an irregular feature where we will report updates on what cast members of Guiding Light are doing now. I’m playing catch up on some soap magazine news. So as a reminder you can buy back issues:
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/06/07/faq-back-issues-2014/

Bethany Joy Lenz (our dearly beloved Michelle Bauer Santos #4) stars in a new Christmas movie from the USA network. It’s called Poinsettias for Christmas and also stars John Schneider (Bo Duke on The Dukes of Hazzard) as her father. Also read about it in the November 26, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Beth Raines and Phillip Spaulding’s 1991 wedding is featured in a married on Valentine’s Day roundup. See it and a lovely photo in the February 19, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Rebecca Budig (Michelle Bauer #3) was interviewed about her then then current role on General Hospital and her life in general in the March 6, 2017 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Jordi Vilasuso (Tony Santos #1 of Marony fame) is given a feature interview over his role on Days of Our Lives. Read it in the Jan. 9, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. He was given another interview when he left the role and talks about his work on the Lifetime movie Killer Island in the Aug. 21, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Vilasuso then joined The Young and the Restless as part of an attempt at another core family. Read about it in the August 13, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Laura Bell Bundy (Marah Lewis #5, the one who started Marony) is part of a feature story talking about her current projects and her wedding in the Aug. 21, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Karla Mosley (Christina Boudreau) talks about her teachers in the Jan. 9, 2017 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Mosley joined with Lawrence Saint-Victor (Remy Boudreau, one of the last great couples on the show with Christina) were interviewed in a 2 person interview about their current roles on The Bold and the Beautiful, their time on Guiding Light, and their work on their web series Wedlocked. Read it in the March 24, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest. See her baby bump in the August 13, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

At the 2005 Daytime Emmys Gus Aituro (Ricky Paull Goldin) and Harley Cooper (Beth Ehlers) win a special fan award for Most Irresistible Combination. Read more about it in the April 23, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

In a round up of “Which cast member showed you the ropes when you first started?”:  Judi Evans (Beth Raines #1) “Six months after I joined Guiding Light, Beverlee McKinsey (Alexandra Spaulidng #1) showed me the ropes of acting, of being an actor and being a professional. Beverlee McKinsey was my personal goddess. I learned a lot from her about being a lady and being unladylike manner. I loved everything about her; She was smart and brilliant and if you wanted to learn, she was certainly willing to share your wisdom.”

Check out a “Where Are They Now?” feature for Mark Dobies (Noah Chase of Nova fame) in the December 21, 2010 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Kristen Connolly appeared on House of Cards as Christina Gallaher. She appeared on Guiding Light as Jolene the actress who played young Reva in the Hollywood movie shot in Springfield about Jeva near the end of the run. Read more about her in the March 24, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Paul Wesley (Max Nickerson #2) attended Comic Con on behalf of his show Tell Me A Story. See a photo in the August 13, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Robert Bogue (A.C. Mallet #2) and Mandy Bruno (Marina Cooper #6) were involved with starring in the movie Rock Story. Read an article all about it in the March 24, 2014 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Susan Flannery (Stephanie Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful) directed several episodes of Guiding Light after she started out directing on The Bold and the Beautiful. Read a little bit about it on the November 26, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

On the March 12, 1996 episode Frank Cooper said he went to Ben Franklin Jr. High in Springfield. Dehlia’s mother was a classmate.

Joe Lando (Macualley West – who did a summer storyline involving Mindy on his summer hiatus from Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman) recently did a short run character as a judge Ridge pressures into giving full custody of Will Spencer on The Bold and the Beautiful. It really was a great run until the end where they had him kowtow to Dollar Bill which was pretty terrible. I didn’t want to see him grovel, it was bad enough to see him without his gorgeous hair. Read a little about it in the November 26, 2018 issue of CBS Soaps in Depth.

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

 

Early Manny Isolation Repeat

November 20, 2018
Electra 24 posted in the Mannyac fanfic forum asking for a story showing community comment as Manny fell in love. I thought about it because it should be an area rife for exploration, but when you stop and look at the situation, who was paying any attention to Michelle and Danny?  It really has made me realize just how isolated Michelle was at the beginning of the Manny story. Pretty much every single person who would normally be looking out for Michelle has a good reason not to be. I don’t think the writers did this on purpose, because I don’t think Manny was the story that they meant to tell, but it really was a perfect storm. Let’s review.

Where is Everybody?

Maureen – Dead
Eve – Dead
Ed – Out of town
Jenna – Dead within a month of Michelle meeting Danny
Holly – in La-La Land via the Nursery Rhyme Stalker story
Fletcher – On run with Meg
Ben Reade – Out of town
Ross – in trouble with marriage to Blake falling apart, Ben Warren, & Twin Custody mess
Blake – ditto
Lillian – finally realized Michelle wasn’t going to forgive her for Maureen’s death and backed off at the worst possible moment of course
Vanessa – Dealing with Baby Maureen and her crippling illness returning
Bill – Good at emotional support, but terrible in a crisis (see shooting with Pilar, kidnapping with Lizzie, entire relationship with Eden, etc.)
Dahlia Crede – Out of town
Bridget – Out of town
Matt – Never close to Michelle unlike his sister Bridget, although really should have been (cousin, married to Maureen’s best friend, named daughter for Michelle’s mother, etc.)
Phillip – Dealing with Harley – Beth mess and Harley pregnant with Zach
Harley – Wasn’t really close to Michelle, yet, although they grow closer later
Selena – who she wasn’t close too but did look out for her because of Abby, switched allegiance to Drew when she realized Drew was her daughter.

Who was there for Michelle?

Who even saw them together on camera in those early days? They isolated the Manny storyline so much in the beginning. Take Rick and Abby for instance, they see Manny together at the wedding luncheon, at the Bauer house the day of the “I am a Man” speech, at the wedding, at the hospital for the fake blindness (Rick only), and then the one night they stayed at the Bauer House while Michelle was faking her blindness and the next time they see them together they are declaring their undying love. See there just isn’t a lot of opportunity there to see much to comment on. I could possibly see an Abby point of view. She did get Michelle to open up and talk some and you could probably insert a few more of those scenes and come up with a piece and include a few comments from other people, but Abby didn’t really begin to interact with Danny much until they are already planning on renewing their vows for real.  Drew is already pretty vocal of what she thinks on camera. Bill does not pick up on the subtlety of human emotion (that’s not a slam, but look how long it took him to figure out he wanted Lizzie, look how long it took him to figure out Pilar wasn’t all that into him, look at his marriages to Olivia and Ava, I like him, but occasionally he has to be hit in the head with a shovel to figure out what’s going on emotionally – paging Edmund 😉 ). Blake, a once and (probably based on the finale) future step-sister of Michelle’s, was embroiled with the whole Ben Warren, Ross, twin custody, Uncle Nutso, Holly in la-la land crisis. Who’s actually noticing what’s going on with Michelle? Who does she even see from her old life between the time they get together for the fake marriage and get together for real?

But I Want A Community Comment Story!

If you really want community comment on them, the time period that would be a lot richer would be before the first wedding with Nancy St. Alban (4th wedding, 2nd legal ceremony, at Laurel Falls in March after Robbie’s birth). By then they are both known around town. People see Danny at the club. They see Michelle going to see him at the club. They see Michelle at the hospital. They all know Michelle is very pregnant and except for Manny, Rick, Meta, and Ray who know the truth, the story about why they aren’t together is sketchy at best. Tony and Marah are around the club a lot and Jeva is interacting with them. Ray is well established in the community and interacting with community members and counseling Manny separately. The plague of the crazies which had infected the town seems to have subsided. By then they were sewn into the fabric of the community more.  There would just be a lot more opportunity there to get opinions.

UPDATED August 8 2016: I’ve continued to have issues with the formatting on this post and it irks me everytime I go to reference it, so I’m trying another fix with headings. Let’s see what this does.

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Manny Water Glasses Scene November 16 1998

November 19, 2018

One of the very first named scenes of the Manny story; a touchstone that helped start it all.

Mon., Nov. 16, 1998 – Michelle is studying at a table in Millennium. Danny is watching her from the bar, but she won’t look at him, apparently a relatively novel event in Danny’s experience. (Danny later tells Michelle that standing there watching her he could see into her soul; how full of goodness and love she was and he knew then he wanted to be with her.) He poured two glasses of water and joins Michelle at her table giving her one of the glasses. Danny tries to talk to her, saying he doesn’t know what she’s doing there with these people, that she was clearly so much better than they were. Danny asks Michelle to help him find his brother’s killer, Michelle gets nervous and walks away. (Water glasses scene.)

Manny Highlight Clips
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFVdnAV8MWY&feature=channel_page
(part 1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9wGILD06W4&feature=related (part 2)

Full Episode
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3CtA_v5e7Y (Part 1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vZEdvxKbZM (Part 2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qyg257dheCQ (Part 3)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtTV6abAtw8 (Part 4)

My Comments: 
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2009/10/25/water-glass-scene

I love the story about Danny’s uncle’s restaurant and I can see everybody in his family working there, except Carmen. I don’t think she probably did. Actually, this is a much happier back story than I think he really had. This is is one of those time incongruities when they start a story without having the storyline mapped out. This uncle is only mentioned once again, when Carmen tries to send Danny out to California. Then he disappears off the face of the earth without even a phone call after the accident to let him know Danny isn’t coming. The uncle has to be on Carmen’s side by process of elimination (his grandmother Maria’s 3 sons are all dead before we meet Danny) and this is the only family of hers that is ever mentioned.

Drew really is scared by Danny. Also, I don’t think Danny is giving Drew enough credit at this point. She might have been at odds with her father when he died, but she did love him and wanted to be closer to him. He was just a really lousy father.

Unfortunately this little speech by Danny to Drew shows that he didn’t know the Mick we did in the last 2 months of his life at all. As I keep saying, I’m trying to find more there in him for Danny’s sake, but I think pretty much anything worthwhile in Mick is long gone before we meet him.

I think this little bit at the table with Jesse again goes to show that he doesn’t really understand Michelle at all. He loves her (thinks he’s in love with her), but never does understand her and what she wants in life and what effects her. I don’t think Jesse would have taken killing someone nearly as badly as Michelle or Danny would. It isn’t in him.

I love how when Drew is talking to Michelle and Jesse, you can see Danny at the bar behind her. And he really looks like he’s learning where things are behind the bar and getting drinks. PAS is always so bought into the scene, I just love watching when he’s in the background of a scene.

Well, Drew’s plan is pretty hopeless. She’s had nothing, but bad luck with men since she came to Springfield. Did she have better luck back in LA? And where did she get that dress from? It looks like a Cher reject, although I must admit it shows off her incredibly flat stomach. It’s hilarious when Drew starts to spin her story and Danny knows all about her father and calls her on it. Again Jesse goes to comfort Drew. “What happened?” What does he think happened? You could see Danny blew Drew off from across the room. Then they present the water glass scene again. Watch Danny carefully. He’s working Michelle up to the line about “I wouldn’t let my boyfriend work for her if I were you.” After that the cloying note leaves his voice and his body language totally changes and he’s suddenly honestly talking with her, like somebody threw a switch. You can really see something click in Michelle, too, that maybe there was more to Danny and maybe even Mick than she knew as soon as Danny mentioned Springfield University. They really were communicating for real until she suddenly realized who she was talking to again and she has to shake herself out of it.

 

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Remembering Danny’s First Day

November 12, 2018

Flashing back to the beginning of Manny this month.

Mon., Nov. 9, 1998 – Michelle and Drew realize from the WSPR broadcast that they have killed Mick. A Springfield police officer comes around asking questions, making them all a little nervous. Everyone gets more uneasy when Michelle is questioned, since she said that she had a problem with keeping quiet about what happened on the beach. After the officer leaves, the four make a pact that they will keep this secret forever, and that they need to protect each other. (Forever lasted about 2 months.)

Honestly I’ve been having trouble finding this day’s episode. I’m sure I saw it before. I’m not going to dig more right now, but hopefully I’ll find it some time. (11-7-2018)

Michelle waiting for Danny 1st day

Michelle waiting for Danny 1st day

Wed., Nov. 11, 1998 – Drew demanded that Michelle keep her mouth shut or they would all be in danger. Rick showed up at Millennium and was glad to hear that Jesse and Michelle weren’t moving in together — he asked why she didn’t come home the night before. Drew stuck up for her, claiming Michelle was moving in with her. Michelle almost blew the cover story when she told Rick she couldn’t stop thinking about Mick’s awful death and seeing his body. Rick hadn’t seen Mick’s body on the news, but the others covered.

Manny Highlights

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ6x1lTm-e8&feature=channel_page
(Continues with stuff from 13th – includes Danny bragging about his bar tending skills)

Full Episode

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VE5Q0Li5poU (Part 1)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLdM_HUcRAQ (Part 2)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smNS1TMtj0A (Part 3)

Fri., Nov. 13, 1998 – Michelle was still troubled over Mick’s death. A stranger arrives at Millennium, all in black with a piercing eyes and a knowing smile. The foursome first peg him as another cop, but are shocked to learn he is Mick Santos’s brother and that he’s there to find his brother’s killer. The new bartender Drew just hired to replace Mick, strangely quits, and Danny offered his services to Drew with a great speech about his ability behind a bar.  She hired him, but told him that it was only temporary. Danny’s first day!!!

Danny Bartender Speech

Danny Bartender Speech

Danny: It’s going to be tough to sell drinks without a bartender…You need a drink jokey you got one…I can make a martini that James Bond would die for, shaken not stirred. I can also whip up a Black Russian, a Pink Lady, a Yellow Bird. I don’t just do colors I do places a Manhattan, Singapore Sling, a Cuba Libre….You can’t turn me down, Drew.

Manny Highlights

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYYXRbn31Gw&feature=PlayList&p=F6D180793863A590&index=0 (Skips middle scenes see link below) This is the best quality of the repeated scenes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgOIDl4WNzE

Full Episode

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxkeGW2NM6E (Part 1)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DQXlT3IqhU (Part 2)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qAj-oIDo1w (Part 3)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UGb1jg_Q5o (Part 4)

My Comments: https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2009/10/21/reeling-from-micks-death

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Manny They Decide What to Do About Mick November 6 1998

November 9, 2018

One thought I don’t think ever occurred to me before. They are discussing Mick’s death and their involvement LOUDLY in a bar where a lot of people know who they are? There could really have been an interesting blackmail someone to keep quiet story thrown in here. And they KEEP doing it!?

Fri., Nov. 6, 1998 – Back at Millennium and concerned they couldn’t find Mick, Bill urges Drew and Michelle to stop blaming each other for what happened and instead, go to the police. Jesse assures both women that he will protect them from Mick. Jesse also suggests that they go into hiding until he can find the drug dealer. Later, they hear a news report that Mick’s lifeless body has been found.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0JyKzajskc (Part 1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeH77j5PBB8 (Part 2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGaa-YnyZNU (Part 3)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1BE1csnpP8 (Part 4)

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Manny Joie Michelle’s First Day November 5, 1998

November 8, 2018
Michelle waiting for Danny 1st day

Michelle waiting for Danny 1st day

And here it is, the day we’ve been waiting for, the day I awaited for with great anticipation the first time (thanks to Soap Opera Digest for letting me know the day), I awaited for with little patience when we were watching the old episodes uploaded from Iceland (beyond thanks to Heartbreaker for uploading), MICHELLE’S FIRST DAY! Be sure to follow the link for my comments.

Thurs., Nov. 5, 1998 – After they knocked Mick out cold, Michelle and Drew ran back to Millennium. They told Jesse and Bill about Mick’s attack and Jesse said he’d take care of Mick. Sam Dietz showed up looking for Mick. He had a meeting with Mick and couldn’t believe Mick would miss the meeting. Drew quickly made up a story about him being at a concert and the other 3 jumped in with details. Dietz leaves an angry message for Mick. When Drew and Michelle are alone again, Drew told Michelle to keep her mouth shut. She didn’t want Jesse to know that they were going to talk about him on the beach or about her connection to Mick. Suddenly realizing that it’s been awhile and if Mick was mildly hurt and angry he should have been back by now, Bill suggested that they go to the beach to find Mick and make sure he wasn’t bleeding to death. Drew was reluctant, but they all went.

Manny Highlight Clips

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oE6Vu3qQuSU&feature=related

Full Episode

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJaLP_ut0NY (Part 1)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SopDHKGFph0 (Part 2)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WPuBBVmiT8 (Part 3)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=or3Pa1uS9JQ (Part 4)

My Comments:
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2009/10/16/immediately-after-micks-death

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

The Great Michelle Switch Goodbye Rebecca Hello Joie

November 7, 2018

I was a Michelle fan from the very beginning. I was even there when she was conceived. There are not that many characters people can say that about. (Her conception was a great story even though it eventually ended with the complete destruction of a really great couple in Fletcher and Claire.) Michelle had many faces, but Rachel Miner was the one that really defined Michelle for me. So I was rather devastated when Miner

was SORASed a few years and taken over by Rebecca Budig.

Michelle at Bauer BBQ 1992

Michelle at Bauer BBQ 1992

There were many fans who found Budig’s Michelle sweet. I didn’t. It seemed to me that Michelle had all the spirit and brains sucked out of her. She was a shell of her former self who seemed fixated on being in love with her current boyfriend and getting him to sleep with her. She didn’t succeed, she just tried until Jesse finally gave in although even after that they didn’t sleep with each other too often. This story probably sums up what I found Budig’s Michelle like.

Michelle is Blind

Michelle is Blind

I had previously enjoyed Joie Lenz’s portrayal as the young Reva clone. I was SO excited when I found out that Lenz was replacing Budig I jumped up and did a little dance. She had all the spit and fire that was lacking and if Cleva wasn’t smart, she was clever and I had great hopes for what she could do with Michelle.

The actual switch was abrupt. It kind of makes me wonder if they didn’t realize Budig was going to leave. Not only did they switch in the middle of a long term, slow burn story, but in the middle of a high action scene. On Friday Rebecca Budig’s Michelle was attacked by Mick and on Monday Joie Lenz’s Michelle killed him. It was a good thing that Lenz

Manny in hospital blind scare

Manny in hospital blind scare

landed running, although it is probably fair to say that perhaps Michelle basically being in shock for a couple of episodes probably helped give her time to acclimate.

So here is Budig’s Michelle starting the scene on Friday:

(The link isn’t holding its place look around 8:00 in)

And Lenz’s Michelle finishing it on Monday.

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Manny Mick is Killed November 4 1998

November 5, 2018

Mick was dead to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. Mick’s death is such an important part of the Manny story that for the rest of it to make sense you have to know that Mick died.

Wed., Nov. 4, 1998 – Michelle informed Drew that she turned down Jesse’s marriage proposal — but only temporarily. She suggested that since Drew would be Jesse’s neighbor in the twin apartments above Millennium, they needed to talk and settle things for good in private. Drew agreed and asked Michelle to meet her at the beach. Once Drew got there, she ran into Mick whose “connections” had quickly gotten him released from jail. He had followed Drew to the beach and he was looking for revenge. After some threats, he started to attack her. Michelle showed up and told him to stop — resulting in him going after her. Mick started dragging Michelle off towards his car, cracking jokes, suggesting he was going to rape her, and maybe worse.

Mick: “You messed with me Drew and now I’ll mess with your pretty little friend here. I like a girl who gives it as good as she gets and babe you’re going to get it real good. Let’s go for a ride just the two of us…Now you can relax Drew you’re off the hook. I’ll take what you owe me out of your pretty little friend.”

As Michelle struggled to get away, Drew hit him over the head with a rock — which only attracted his attention back to her — and then Michelle hit him with the rock. Mick was knocked out and falls to the ground. Both girls ran off terrified, certain Mick would be right on their heels.

Manny Highlight Clip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1r8FrZhh8M&feature=related

Full Episode

(Part 1)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5B4YAMrDOQI (Part 2)

(Part 3)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBl_6rrNvCI (Part 4)

My Comments:

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2009/10/12/micks-death-nov-4-1998

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.


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