“[survival of the fittest depends not necessarily upon who is the smartest not strongest: survival belongs to the adaptable].” – Charles Darwin
In this episode we witness a crew of characters that are largely self made. Paul Williams, played by Doug Davidson, is a single private investigator. Nina Webster-Chancellor is a single divorcee of Phillip Chancellor III who as a “closeted” homosexual and caused a divorce when he went to Australia to trade places with Cane Ashby, who is played by Daniel Goddard, also a very adaptable actor, in order to live his life without scrutiny. Michael Baldwin, Esq. is a married lawyer who was in private practice for 20 years before he got a job as the district attorney, the officer of the Court, who supervises the Police Department women and men who are officers of the law, but never based on family connections :nepotism. Ronan Malloy, FBI, NSA, the son of Nina Webster Chancellor, is a single government agent. Morgan is a single flashback cop. Christine “Cricket” Blair, Esq. Heather Stevens, Esq. are lawyers on their own. Neil Winters the new patriarch the Winters family: yet, is now single. Harmony Hamilton, a groupie who had a child with Tucker “Mick” McCall, played with subtle ease and power by Steven Nichols, giving conception to, birth of and rise to the character Devon Hamilton, played by Bryton E. James, formerly known as a Bryton. “Sarge” Augustus is also single-user license physical therapist who, while working at the Genoa City Memorial Hospital as a physical therapist: “l will work only alone, I will work you hard, and I will working *my* way.” Tucker McCall who up until two years ago did not know that Katherine “The Duchess” Chancellor was his mother and is conyent ad a Gordon Gecko type is happiest working as his own boss and his own huge conglomerate. Ashley Abbott McCall, once from the Abbott family, has decided to get a divorce from Tucker McCall: on her own. Danny Romalotti, Phyllis Summers-Romalotti-Newman has stepped away from the Newman business and is working for Restless Style® magazine. Nick “Nicholas” Newman is the only character who is featured today who is taking advantage of his family and company ties working for Newman Enterprises®.
The philosophy of the day was elucidated by Darnell Williams playing the role of Sgt. Augustus as he told Harmony Hamilton, played by Debbi Morgan who was a co-actor on the television show All My Children during the 1980s and 1990s, at the Crimson Lights coffeeshop, own by Michael Baldwin’s brother Kevin Fisher, St. Harmony Hamilton “it’s funny the things we run away from the most we seem to attract the most.” here we see more about the actual actors ability to survive. Were Darnell Williams or Debbie Morgan the best actors of their time in the1980s and 1990s? Did Jeff Branson who plays FBI agent on in the lawn want to come back to the show to play roles now and then? Did Loralee Bell who plays Christine “Cricket” Blair, Esquire want to come back to the show to solve one case and maybe go back off the show for a few months? Does Tricia Cast who plays the sometimes lover of Paul Williams and is the mother of running Malloy like coming on the show once every four months staying two weeks and going back off? Probably not. Some or many would like to have shows revolving around them as main characters of a show such as the ever adaptable once all my children star Peter Bergman as Jack Abbott or the ageless Eric Braeden asVictor Christian Newman. Yet, rather than stand on ceremony, they have decided to make the best of what jobs are around, keep your chin up, realize that though they may not be the main star they are still *blessed* to work at that which they love, have survived an extremely competitive: the daytime drama business. Nick Newman and Ashley Abbott part of large powerful Genoa City families have shed their families in order to play individuals more than parts of their family, in this episode of July 10, 2012.
By contrast, Michael Damien, as Danny Romalotti I stood on ceremony, fame & extreme love of his fabs and tried be a movie star or at least have his own TV show: granted, when Damien did this, he did the economy was such that daytime soap operas were thriving on TV and many such people who graduated there from such as Meg Ryan, probably landed better acting jobs in the mid 1990s than exist now in daytime TV. Even America’s most beloved male actor, Tom Hanks, started on a ridiculous show on ABC called Bosom Buddies, and though he made a mistake of revealing the up until then unknown homosexuality of his teacher in high school who helped him the most with his acting, when he won the award for best actor in the film ‘Philadelphia,’ as a dying AIDS patient for whom the entire audience feel sorry though he has Denzel Washington to represent him as being discriminated against for being in HIV-positive AIDS homosexual- also, please note that this is the plot of the movie this is not Tom Hanks himself.
Special note: Darnell Williams, who played Jesse Hubbard on All My Children, ABC® gutted and ruined their daytime TV programs, in the 1980s, is so *adaptable* that though I watched him when I was in college as Center City bad boy Jesse Hubbard, day today it took me a full months realize that Darnell Williams *was* Sarge was Jesse Hubbard which is a sign truly adaptable worker and actor. Debbie Morgan, who played Angie on all my children at the same time, is similarly adaptable.
This all fits in with Darwin’s basic theory of evolution It is not the fastest nor the strongest who survived but it is the *most adaptable* who survived. Survival and adaptability of both the actors and the characters are a large part of what making watching the The Young And The Restless®/CBS®/CRT®/Sony® important to see who makes it and who doesn’t wear to be humble and we’re to step up. Just as one is playing poker as Kenny Rogers said, because no one to hold them getting a wonderful that’s known to stay on the show and you got no one to leadership and the actors in today’s program are the excellent examples of those who know how to play that game very well at a lot of of work and out of the love of portraying people that others can discuss.
Have a great day,
Ian Andrew Schneider
PS: special props to Joshua Morrow who during a basketball game called HORSE played with the coolest pair of light blue sneakers I have ever seen, all the while with Kristoff St. John, who has played Neil Winters, self-made captain of industry and outstanding businessman, who had played Neil for a long time, *welcoming* Darnell Williams into the show as Sarge Augustus.