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Paul's Lack of Airtime: Why is Doug Davidson treated that way?
By Joy

Paul vanished without an explanation over a month ago. In spite of all the mysteries in Genoa City, the official private investigator isn't used nowadays. He has appeared on only 20 episodes in 2011 and hasn't been significantly involved in a story since the end of the dirty cop trial. By the way, has someone ever heard the verdict?

Current writers haven't given Paul a real love interest since Maggie's unexplained disappearance: Nikki was still in love with Victor. Jill and Paul's fake romance was fun but unfortunately, it ended too fast. Nina and Paul were only allowed to have a too short love scene when Christine was in town.

Heather, from now on played by an actress who isn't believable at all as his and April's daughter, is the only family Paul still has in town. Why is his son Ricky never mentioned? With all the newbies arriving almost every day (Meggie, Deacon, Ryder, Daisy, Sarah, Eden, Colin, Genevieve, Caleb, Sam, Piper, Hunter) why has only one member of the Williams family found her way back to Genoa City? Although she was brought back to give airtime and stories to Jack... and Victor (as usual), Patty Williams was a great addition to the show. Her sibling chemistry with Paul was amazing and a pleasure to watch. Stacy Haiduk and Doug Davidson were moving and perfect in each scene they shared, and the Emmy nominations Doug Davidson got these past two years were so well-deserved. Unfortunately, Patty has gone. Why haven't TPTB been able to keep Stacy Haiduk on the show?

The following words were delivered by William Bell in 1998: "Doug, you are and have been a very powerful and formidable force on The Young and the Restless. You're very special and loved by everyone." Am I the only one who can't understand why a talented actor, praised by the creator of Y&R, is treated so badly nowadays? Doug Davidson has been loyal to the show since 1978. He's a great man who never complains and has always nice things to say about Y&R.

Paul is an interesting and decent character. He's needed in this crazy town where too many villains have reigned for too long.

Please, TPTB, do the right thing: bring Paul back and write for him.

Joy Mathys

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