Things get hella kinky in the latest installment of Gregori J. Martin's Daytime Emmy-nominated web sudser The Bay. Special Guest Star Fiona Hutchison's "Mystery Woman" shows up at the cheap motel room, where she believes Brian Nelson (Dylan Bruce) is staying, only to find his kid brother Peter (Kristos Andtrews). Let's just say their exchange recalls the "whips and chains, handcuffs" line in that one Ludacris song!
Elsewhere in Bay City, the Ramoses are acting out quite the dramatic, bilingual telenovela, as Liana (Jade Harlow) attempts to inform her drunk madre of Lee Nelson's (Paul Satterfield) fate. Pay special attention to the well-shot scene where Lex Martin (Tristan Rogers) learns a shocking truth he must share with Sara Garrett (Mary Beth Evans). This season of The Bay is definitely picking up steam. Watch the eppy after the jump!
Martha Madison is FIYA as Marly's Marriage Implodes on The Bay; Plus Fiona Hutchison Debuts as "Mystery Woman"!By Jamey Giddens on May 03, 2012
After finally wrapping the longest wedding in soap history, Gregori J. Martin's The Bay is back to firing on all cylinders with its latest webisode. Proving that what we always say about daytime soaps also applies on the web, when The Bay focuses on character moments between core cast, magic can happen!
Said magic is created in this installment when socialite Sara Garrett's (Mary Beth Evans) daughter Marly Nelson-Foster (Days of Our Lives and General Hospital alum Martha Madison) realizes her secret trysts with Manny (Ignacio Serricchio) haven't been so secret after all. Kudos to Madison for giving a brief, stellar performance, as a Southern California cat caught on hot tin roof, with nowhere to jump!
This is the kind of web-based soap opera I want to see — a woman, screwing the brother of her mother's arch rival, to the detriment of her own young family. No need for any creepy, campy man in a dress, just good, old-fashioned (and realistic) scandalous suds!
Sara's other children also drive story in this installment, which is smart. What hooked me on The Bay early on was the promise of how Sara's dysfunctional family life would be explored. Somewhere along the way, the cast got way too bloated and the stories sort of jerked and gyrated into varying directions, with multiple spin offs. It's nice to see Martin get things back into sharp focus on those wonderfully-wicked Garretts.
Brian Nelson (Dylan Bruce) finds himself desperate to leave the country in the webisode, but could a stunt by his equally hunky kid brother Peter (Kristos Andrews) throw a wrench into those plans? Meanwhile, Lex (Tristan Rogers) is once again there for Sara when she needs him. Forget those kids' various daddies, I am so ready for Lex and Sara to bone!
Watch the latest webisode of The Bay—featuring As The World Turns and The Bold and the Beautiful's Michael Swan, Guiding Light's Scott Bailey and the debut of the fabulous Fiona Hutchison—after the jump!
EXCLUSIVE: Fiona Hutchison on The Bay, Soaps on The Web and One Life to Live's Gabrielle vs. Guiding Light's Jenna!By Jamey Giddens on May 03, 2012
Glamorous, talented actress Fiona Hutchison would easily be able to find work with the CIA, should she ever decide to give up the entertainment business. This woman can keep a secret! That didn't stop me from trying my darndest to find out what her top secret character would be pulling this season on popular webisoap The Bay.
While I didn't get very far in that endeavor (You'll just have to tune in for Hutchinson's "Mystery Woman" starting today on The Bay!), I managed to get the striking and regal Hutchison to wax poetic about her unforgettable daytime characters, One Life to Live's Gabrielle Medina and Guiding Light's Jenna Bradshaw, as well as what she feels has to happen for soaps to successfully transition to the web. She also clued me in on plans to reunite with one of her beloved leading men, Justin Deas, on the stage this summer.
Then I asked Hutchison to make Sophie's Choice. If she had to pick between Gabrielle and Jenna, which was her favorite character and why? Keep reading for her eloquent answer, citing the works of the Bard to drive home her point, as only Fiona Hutchison could.
Daytime Confidential: Okay, so Gregori [Martin, series creator] has already told me your role this season on The Bay is top secret. Can't you give me just a teensy bit of a teaser of what this "Mystery Woman" will be up to in Bay City?
Fiona Hutchison: A lot of mystery.
DC: You starred in three long-running daytime soap operas, One Life to Live as Gabrielle Medina, Guiding Light as Jenna Bradshaw and briefly in 2000 as Celia on As The World Turns. What has been the biggest difference from those experiences to working on a web soap opera like The Bay?
FH: A lot mystery. Just kidding. Working on a web series felt no different than being on set with an indie film crew; and when you have the opportunity to work with good people the time just flies.
DC: Both of your beloved daytime characters were vixens-turned-romantic heroines who were killed off, causing fan outrage. Should we be worried if we see your new character eye-balling one of Sara Garrett's (Mary Beth Evans) suitors on The Bay?
FH: First of all, I adore Mary Beth Evans. Her brilliance is often hidden with the subtle manner in which she "toys" within the emotional realm of a character's vulnerability. I believe that it could be far more fun if our characters were to become collaborators in various tawdry schemes. But in "real" life I would definitely make several attempts at stealing her delectable homemade pies... but how would she ever know? You're not going to tell her, are you?
One of the nicest guys in the game, Ignacio Serrichio is helping to get Season 2 of The Bay off to a sexy start! Serrichio is hosting a Season 2 mixer for the webisoap at Busby's East (5364 Wilshire Blvd) in Los Angeles tonight.
The star-studded event (Mary Beth Evans, Matthew Ashford, Martha Madison and more will be on hand!) begins at 8 pm PST. For more deets or to buy tickets, click here!
Former Port Charles star Rib Hillis, ex-All My Children actress Terri Ivens and former General Hospital star Massi Furlan have joined The Darkside of The Bay. This is the latest offering from the folks that brought you The Bay and Far From The Bay.
Hillis will play Matthew Johnson, a “closeted nurse involved in an illegal escort service.” Ivens will portray a call girl by the name of Orchid. Meanwhile, Furlan has signed on as Anton, the “wingman to the Darkside’s kingpin.”