AMC.....Eden Riegel Returns
June 29, 2007 5:06am CST
Save the date: Eden Riegel is reprising her signature soap role as Bianca Montgomery on ABC's All My Children. FYI, it's just for one day on Tuesday, August 14. However, it sounds like this will be a very significant episode. Watch for Bianca to make an important long-distance call to big sister Kendall (Alicia Minshew) from Paris, where she resides with her toddler daughter, Miranda. I rang up AMC's new head writers, Barbara J. Esensten and James Harmon Brown, to grill them about it. "We wrote her into the show, crossing our fingers that we could get her back," Esensten told TVGuide.com. "Something is happening on the show that's so important that we had to. She was kind enough to come back because the story really is important enough." The writers remained vague about the details of this upcoming storyline, but they dropped a few hints. "It's a big story," Esensten said. "It interweaves everybody on the canvas. Everybody has an interest in what happens during this event. But I'll tell you this much: It's not going to be an explosion or a serial killer." "We're retiring serial killers for awhile," Brown added with a chuckle. "This event involves Jack, Erica, Kendall, Ryan and Zach," Brown continued. "Because of what happens to these core characters, there will be a domino effect that affects their lives — and just about everyone else's — for the next year and beyond." Talk about a tease! By the way, even if AMC couldn't get Eden Riegel back for this cameo appearance, they wouldn't have considered recasting Bianca. "As you know, the actress has other things she'd like to do," Brown said. "We love the character of Bianca. But I think [Riegel] is so definitively Bianca that the idea of recasting the character is just not an option." Truer words were never spoken. Could you imagine anyone else playing TV's most saintly lesbian, fellow suds fans? Me neither.
• United States
10 Jul 07
From some of the spoilers I have read, I would surmise that Bianca is coming back for two reasons. One, Spike is going to be injured in a car crash and become deaf. Two, Kendall is going to go into premature labor and have her baby early. It would be great if Bianca would just stay. These drive-by visits are a tease.
30 Jun 07
Now you have me wondering whats gooing on . I don`t think they would ever be able to recast Bianca and survive it , they would kill the character in a heart beat .... The same thing for Lilly they would never survive recasting her either , I think they know this about the two most loved actresses and will keep them on as long as they possibly can , even if they are only on periodically ... Thankx alot for the heads up make sure you remind us fellow soap lover of this ... Thanx again ...
• United States
6 Jul 07
I can't wait to this episode. I love Bianca and of course wish all the time that she would come back! I really do love the charactor and I agree 100 percent that they could not recast her!! Although I try not to get my hopes up because it darn near killed me when they brought back Dixie just to kill her off the show!!!!!! I really almost stop watching after that one. I have been an amc fan for over 20 years. I do think amc has brought in way too many new charactors this summer.
• United States
31 Jul 07
It will be good to have her back again so soon. Her recent long return was not very satisfying as I did not care much for her story line, it was too farfetched. I worry that Annie wasn't mentioned; I hope they aren't going to break her and Ryan up so soon.