Hey Y&R fans, every second Saturday TV Banter discusses the latest happenings and provides commentary on your favourite daytime drama. Note to U.S. readers - SPOILER ALERT: Here in Canada, I watch the show on Global TV, which is one episode ahead of CBS. I will inevitably refer to incidents you haven't seen yet. Read at your own risk. If you are the curious type, though, you may prefer to discover some things in advance.
On February 20, 2024, Melody Thomas Scott celebrated 45 years in the role of Nikki Reid Newman. Her Newman castmates made a video to mark the occasion. They wore black T-shirts featuring their matriarch with all her hairstyles through the years. Joshua Morrow, who has portrayed her son Nick since 1994, began the video with a tribute to his television mother. He said, "To my mama, Melody Thomas Scott, celebrating a huge, huge, huge anniversary, an absolute icon the show."