Give or take.Surely this was misdirection as I feel this plot will play out for 5000 episodes.
I'm still watching away. At around episode 170 and just sat here waiting for a plot to get explosive. I think I may be on to something here. Jack Wagner has just showed up, on a private jet. On his way to Grenadines Sunset Beach's local fancy eatery. Well it's really just the Richards living room redressed but shuuusshhh…
Anyway Peter Burns is on Sunset Beach! That's a bit surreal was he on Melrose Place in 1997? What's going on here?
I had totally forgot that even though I had just recently been watching B&B clips with them in them on YouTube.Foreshadowing alert: Lesley-Anne Down would later play Jack Wagner's mother on THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. I didn't even know he was on SUNSET BEACH until someone pointed it out on YouTube.
Yes, by mid-1998 they had pretty much decided to ditch both SuBe and Another World, but would not say as such in public. Instead, NBC made the mistake of hinting that they'd cancel one of the shows to make way for Passions, a soap they were highly invested in (literally and emotionally). So both soaps went pretty much off the deep end trying to throw everything out there in an effort to "out-perform" their competitor, to "win the contest" to stay on the air, a contest neither was destined to win. Instead they wasted those final months on wacky, "shocker" plots that did not grab the sort of attention they wanted (that is, ratings) and instead only made their long-time fans scratch their heads.….but NBC weren't interested.