Saturday, November 15
10:15am: One of the first things that is really astonishing about SSW is the dedication of the fans. There is a very exciting energy here. We met superfans Tammy and Rodney last night, whom we remembered from the Daytime Emmys (they were in the fan booth, and were delightful to chat with).
We just came back from the "Family Ties" talk show, which featured some of the most fun (and dysfunctional) families on daytime. It was hosted by Bob Guiney. First up as guests were Eden Riegel and Alicia Minshew, aka Bianca and Kendall from "All My Children." Alicia explained how her recent marriage and honeymoon (and the time off for both) were the reasons Kendall ended up in a coma. Eden joked how jealous all the other actors get when someone gets put in a coma. Being in a coma is, like, a really sweet deal for the actors. Too bad whenever Eden has scenes with comatose Alicia, the latter always ends up laughing in them. Coma victims don't laugh!
When asked who Erica's favorite daughter was, both admitted it was Bianca! Because she's such a goody two shoes. Really, are we surprised? Kendall did spend most of her life trying to destroy Erica's universe.
Bob asked Eden why Bianca chose Zach as her baby daddy, when she could have gone to any sperm bank in the world. Eden explained that Bianca, when Gabrielle got old enough, wants to be able to tell her who her father is. She can't do that with Miranda (THAT's going to be an uncomfortable conversation). And, on paper, Zach's a great guy -- and a known entity. Except the whole problem of not telling her sister that she was using Zach's sperm! Eden admitted that Bianca realized she made a big mistake by not coming clean with Kendall.