So there is still no definite word on the kind of character Debbi will play, but speculation’s have begun to arise. Especially now that the hatchet about her being a Drucilla recast has been buried. And then there is this storyline that is currently happening on Y&R. Some are wondering… Will she play a recast or will she play a new character?
Head writer – Maria Arena Bell says it’s going to be big. (The storyline) Being a big fan of All My Children back in the 80’s, she was happy to know they were getting Debbi. The only thing people know is that she will be involved in story with Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor) and many others. And Debbi’s character had a touched past and has had to reinvent herself.
The currently storyline I was speaking of… It involves a man named Tucker, who just so happens to be Katherine’s son, is trying to find his own long lost son. Now I am not sure if they are going to make one of the characters on Y&R his son, because I have yet to see delve more into the Y&R spoilers. Anyway, some say that if Devon Winters winds up being Tuck’s son, then Debbi will play Yolanda Hamilton. The mother of Devon.
Yolanda was strung out on drugs who abandoned Devon (Bryton James) and then later his sister Ana (Jamia Siomone Nash). Yolanda was originally played by Chene Lawson. This story took place on the show in 2005-2006.
Some believe she will be a recast for this character because it just seems to make sense. Others say she will be Sofia’s mother. (Bleh!) I know for a fact that Sofia is pregnant and doesn’t know who the father is, Neil or his brother Malcolm.
So this is what other’s believe, but me myself… I can’t chose as to what I believe. A Yolanda Hamilton recast, because it would be so different to see Debbi in this form. An ex drug addict whose trying to get her life back on track and trying to get back close with her son. They could throw some flashbacks in there from when she was getting herself straight. (Emmy Nom already!) Sometime later we can see her trying to get rid of the feelings that has returned to the surface upon having many conversations with Tucker.
And then there is the new character route. (Just using the name for an example —Evelyn.) Okay, if they decide to bring Drucilla back, Evelyn could be a relative of hers. (A sister Dru never knew she had or a cousin.) Anyway, her character has traveled to Genoa City to find her and soon discovers that her sister is dead. She learns of her death and is heartbroken because Dru is, was the only family she has now. She just lost her father and her brother to a drunk driver. (That’s deep huh? LOL!)
(Using the name again) Evelyn could travel from Europe or somewhere in the South of the US to Genoa City. After having the courage to leave an abusive relationship, she has reinvented herself and is need of a new start. New scenery. We could see this character getting off a Greyhound(She can’t instantly be rich!) And she’s shy towards everybody. Keeps to herself. Soon she goes on a job search and she goes to Katherine (Co-Owner of Chancellor Int…I think. Like I said I’m still playing catch-up)… Just so happen just as she arrives for an interview, Katherine and Neil (Kristoff St. John a.k.a Generation’s – Adam Marshall) or Katherine and Jack (Peter Bergman a.k.a AMC’s – Cliff Warner) could just have wrapped a meeting or something. One of these men could introduce themselves, she’s polite, but that’s just about it.
After getting the job and for sometime working she is once again approached by Neil or Jack. Because of what she’s been through the last thing she wants is a man. She loves her independency! She’s a little cold towards them for sometime and then one of them finally get’s through to her, during a lunch outing.
This is just one of the many they can have her do. But like I said I am leaning towards the recast and the new character that does not involve her being Sofia’s mother. ((Just saying.)) But if they do make her Sofia’s mother I will still watch…
What do you think?
It doesn’t matter as long as they give her something damn good and don’t play around.
Remember you all these are just thoughts of others and even myself. Speculation!