|Tom Hallick on The Young and the Restless in 1973 (left) and 2014 (with Gina Tognoni).|
Warning: Spoilers ahead...
According to TV Guide Magazine, Hallick will be seen as a kindly truck driver who helps an on-the-lam Phyllis (Gina Tognoni) find her way back to Genoa City. The setup is an homage to the very first scene in premiere episode of Y&R in 1973, which had Brad getting a lift from a truck driver (Clint Young) heading to Genoa City. Brad was running away from his life after the son of his finacée, Barbara Anderson (Deidre Hall), died on the operating room table.
"They found the same kind of truck and dug out the old script — only now I have the truck driver's dialogue and Gina has mine," Hallick tells TV Guide Magazine. "It was weird recreating the scene that way, but really pretty wonderful."
Watch the original scene from 1973 below:
Hallick still regrets his decision to exit the soap. "I was winning 'best actor' awards from TV by Day and Daytime TV and it all went to my head," he says. "NBC kept coming to me with these offers to work for them for a lot more money and I was very brash and impatient so I left Y&R. In retrospect, it was a very bad idea." Hallick played played banker Maxwell Hathaway on NBC's Days of our Lives for 5 months in 1984 but it was not a positive situation. "The experience was awful," he told TVGM with a laugh. "I won't even go into why. You had to be there."