Well, today was the last day of Hayley and Mateo’s return to Pine Valley after 7 years of being gone. The show brilliantly pulled off a lovely 40th Anniversary show in my opinion. They showed classic scenes and had the characters back talking like in a documentary. Today’s episode was actually Hayley’s documentary on Pine Valley as the best town in America. Yes, that was the storyline. YouTube doesn’t have the video yest of the episode so while we’re waiting, how about a video of Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ behind-the-scenes video on their return as Hayley and Mateo?
It was nice to see the old scenes of Hayley and Mateo again. Gosh, they looked good together before and they still look good together now. I’m happy that they have made their own marks outside daytime too. They both deserve it. Interestingly enough, with Hayley and Mateo’s popularity and connection to Kelly and Mark, All My Children can’t hire recasts even if they really wanted to. There’s just too much history, chemistry and a connection with the audience that I don’t think recasts will be able to capture.