Allison J. Waldman
I miss Another World
by, 06-05-2009 at 07:09 PM (5289 Views)
Okay, this message may not appeal to all of you out there, but I'm thinking there must be some long time soap fans -- like me -- that miss the characters and stories from Another World. I know that I do. I think it's more the characters, really. Cass Winthrop and Rachel Cory, Felicia Gallant and Iris Carrington. Remember Donna Love and her daughters, Marley and Victoria. I watched those characters for years and years and they became part of my DNA.
To this day, Anne Heche is always in my memory as Marley/Vicki. So is Ellen Wheeler for that matter, even though now she's running Guiding Light. (I wonder if she feels a deeper sorrow seeing GL go after knowing how it felt when AW went, though she was off the show by that time).
Anyway, the other night when I was having trouble falling asleep, I started thinking about Another World. Stephen Schnetzer, who played Cass, has been all over the TV lately doing commercials. He's the voice of Mercedes Benz and he's selling prescription drugs, and every time I see him, I think, "Hi Cass." Isn't that funny? I wonder how he feels as an actor these days, going from a full-time gig on a soap where you're adored by the masses and busy all the time, to a new career doing other kinds of work.
Does he miss his AW days? Does he stay in touch with Linda Dano -- I know they were great friends at one time. Maybe it's just like it would be for you and I, remembering fondly a friend from work whom you haven't seen or talked to for a while, but will always feel close to.
So today, if I had a chance, I'd go to Tops and have a champagne cocktail with Felicia and Cass, drink a toast to Wally, and discuss what romantic novel Felicia has planned for 2010. In my mind, the show may be over, but the characters linger on. And I expect it will be the same once GL goes.