Santa Barbara celebrates its 2000th episode

 By Isabelle Caron, TÚlÚ 7 Jours, 1992

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Just as is decided a "day for peace" or a "day for the Earth", Mr. Bradley, mayor of Los Angeles, has decreed the "Santa Barbara Day". The reason : the favorite soap of millions televiewers all over the world celebrated on last 12 June, in the United States, its eighth birthday, that is to say 2000 episodes... Not less than one score of new comers join the saga of the Capwells. And the writers seek a new couple star to fill the defections of A Martinez, alias Cruz, and Marcy Walker, alias Eden.

On the scene, the faithful Nicolas Coster (Lionel Lockridge), to who "Cruz" has wished good luck, and Robin Mattson, the intriguing Gina (they have just married). Robin sits with her mother (in the show) played by Stella Stevens, and the young Justin Gocke, the son of "Channing" she had adopted. As for C.C. Capwell (Jed Allan), he lives the perfect love with Sophia (Judith McConnell). But all that, it is for later, on our side.

Where is Robin ? Where is Marcy ? A Martinez is smiling, like all the actors of Santa Barbara taking part in the party. However A Martinez seeks from the eyes the ex-sisters Capwell, Robin Wright and Marcy Walker. They will not come. The first one plays, with Robin Williams, in the movie of Barry Levinson, Toys. And the second one is in Chicago for her new TV movie Overexposed. A Martinez chatters with the ones, with the others : "I leave Santa Barbara the heavy heart, in spite of the happiness which I have to become a significant hero of L.A. Law. I had finished, in eight years, by regarding Cruz as my brother." Eight years already. Santa Barbara began on July 30, 1984. It is amusing to meet John Allen Nelson, the former Warren Lockridge, discussing with the one who succeeded to him in the role, Jack Wagner.

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Jed Allan (C.C. Capwell) and Judith McConnell (Sophia Capwell Armonti Mathis), Nicolas Coster and A Martinez (Cruz Castillo), Scott Jaeck (Cain Garver), A Martinez and Jed Allan, Robin Mattson (Gina Blake DeMott Capwell Timmons Lockridge) and Nicolas Coster (Lionel Lockridge), Stella Stevens (Phyllis Blake), Justin Gocke (Brandon DeMott Capwell) and Robin Mattson, Robin Mattson, Nancy Lee Grahn (Julia Wainwright Capwell), Nancy Lee Grahn and Terry Lester (Mason Capwell), Thaao Penghlis (Dr. Micah DeAngelis) and Nancy Lee Grahn, Forry Smith (Reese Walker) and Thaao Penghlis, Kim Zimmer (Jodie DeWitt Walker) and Forry Smith, Eric Close (Sawyer Walker), Kim Zimmer and Forry Smith, Kim Zimmer, Eric Close and Sydney Penny (B.J. Walker Lockridge), Kim Zimmer and Sydney Penny, Eric Close, Bridgette Wilson (Lisa Fenimore) and Robert Fontaine Jr. (Rafe Castillo), Robert Fontaine Jr. and Bridgette Wilson, Nina Arvesen (Angela Cassidy Raymond) and Maria Ellingsen (Katrina Ruyker), Jack Wagner (Warren Lockridge) and Nina Arvesen, Nina Arvesen and Michael Brainard (Ted Capwell), Nina Arvesen and Gordon Thomson (Mason Capwell), Paul Rauch executive producer of the show