Guest Author - Tricia Guirado
If you haven’t watched All My Children lately, you might think you’re having a flashback. They say you can never go home again, but since it’s a soap opera…you can die, get recast or even be a ghost and still come back.
One of the most popular couples, not to mention one of the first African-American couples on daytime television, recently returned to All My Children. The characters of Jesse and Angie Hubbard, played by Daytime Emmy winners Darnell Williams and Debbi Morgan, have brought their amazing chemistry back to the screen. They were last seen together in the 1980’s, but in true soap fashion, the presumed dead Jesse is very much alive. The former policeman, who everyone had thought was killed in the line of duty 20 years ago, had actually been kidnapped and has been hiding out to protect his family. Their reunion storyline is just starting to heat up so stay tuned for some great scenes.
Rebecca Budig, another fan favorite, recently returned to play the character of Greenlee Smythe again. She originated the role of Greenlee in 1999, but left to pursue other projects in 2005. For the past year, Sabine Singh has portrayed the character, but ABC wooed back Budig at the beginning of this year. The recasting of Budig did cause a bit of an uproar with the fans. They thought it was in poor taste to heavily promote the original Greenlee while her replacement was still on screen. Even so, the fans have always loved Budig and it’s safe to say that Greenlee will be right in the middle of many storylines. We’ll have to wait and see what kind of mischief she’ll get into this time around.
Dixie Martin, played by Cady McClain, has bounced back to All My Children many times throughout the years, but was killed by a serial killer at the beginning of 2007. She’ll be coming back to our screens once again on May 2, but as a ghost this time. Her goal is to reunite Tad with his long-lost daughter, the character of Kathy. McClain has always been a fan favorite and it will be fun seeing her again, if only for a guest appearance. McClain recently had a recurring role on the CBS soap As the World Turns.