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Discussion in 'Sundry Prime Time Soaps' started by tommie, May 7, 2017.

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    tommie Soap Chat Enthusiast

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    I think I finally found those cut scenes of poor Nikki's - can someone list them so that I can take a note?
     
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    Ok, since I watched through this crap for @sbaker I hope he'll return and the Nikki storyline is still very crap even with the missing scenes. Nikki is unsure. Gabe promises her he isn't an assissin. They make love? It's that stupid.
     
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    The Nikki / Gabe stuff certainly was one of the weaker points of season one. I'm presuming it would've led into the planned "divorce trial of the century" plot that was planned for Allen & Linda before the show got pulled for retooling.

    In saying that, Nikki was one of my favourite characters on the show. It's a shame she was so underused.
     
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    Yeah, she ended up being the "Obligatory Black Character". It's sort of sad, because the potential was there and then the retooling came.
     
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    Darren's right. It should be released on DVD or streaming somewhere. I only have my ropey old, ripped from VHS episodes. Which is better than nothing I suppose.
     
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    It's just hilarously bad that the storyline was completely dropped and the next very few scenes of Nikki is like her having a drink with Carrie.
     
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    She was really, really sidelined in that second season. Like you have to wonder why they kept her onboard at all.

    Funnily enough, she was one of the characters that could've still had a substantial role in the retooled show given her connections to Carrie and Allen. But instead they gave screentime over to new duds like Jordan and Tyler and while I did like Rachel, she could've easily been swept off the canvas in the revamp.
     
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    I was bummed Nikki got downgraded in the revamped version.she could have been involved in the 2 stories....the peter/alex story...since her sleeping with Peter led to Alex dumping him and turning to the dark side..

    Plus..the allen/linda/adam/Dianne story...she could have played a part in.
     
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    I thought this was worth posting here, seeing as this thread is mainly Nikki-centric.

    Michael Michele has been cast in a main role in season two of Star. They're describing her role as "a modern day black Alexis Carrington". Which would sound a bit meh if there was anyone else playing the role but I think Michael will be delicious in this part. Nikki had so much bitchy potential that went untapped (for the various reasons discussed above).

    http://deadline.com/2017/08/star-michael-michele-cast-series-regular-season-2-fox-series-1202148835/
     
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    That's because the second season wasn't a second season at all; it was all a part of the first season and all cast members - bar Mariel who had a get-out clause after 13 episodes - were signed on for 22 episodes. I'm assuming they cut one episode to fund the actual revamp of the show. But Michele was obviously not going to be back if there had been a second season. She'd probably just disappear to never be mentioned again.

    Glad to hear she's been cast in Star. It's not a great show by any means, but it's soapy enough and it runs after Empire.
     
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    Darren Star chats a bit about Central Park West at the beginning of the interview as well as some of his other lesser mentioned shows like Grosse Pointe and The Street.

     
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    I'm currently watching the show on Dailymotion and it's interesting that the first episode of the second season has a different footage that what we got in the international version. There is the list of the differences :

    CBS version
    The scene with Alex, Peter and the gynecologist from episode 13 is repeated
    The scene with Alex urging Peter to marry her from episode 13 is repeated
    The scene with Alex blackmailing the gynecologist from episode 13 is repeated
    The scene with Alex and Peter's mother from episode 13 is repeated

    INTERNATIONAL version (additional scenes)
    Nikki visits Gabe and he shows her a painting of her
    Rush phones to Gabe and urges him to kill Nikki
    Gabe brings Nikki to a desert place. At first, he seems that he is going to kill her by strangulation but actually he gives her a necklace
    Peter has dinner with Robyn in his apartment and Alex spies on them
    Nikki and Gabe are walking in the street and Rush watches them in his limo. Then Rush phones to Gabe and threatens him.

    In the international version, the scene with Peter, Robyn and Alex at the zinc bar is shown earlier in the episode. Same for the scene where Alex is "fecondated".

    The recap is also different. In the CBS version, the footage with Stephanie has been cut.
     
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    In the international version, the second episode of season 2 is longer (50 minutes) than the CBS version. There are three more scenes :

    At a merry-go-round, Gabe reveals to Nikki that he had been hired to kill her but he changed his mind and gave his money back to Rush. Nikki is shocked and breaks off with him.
    Gabes shows up at Nikki's gallery and begs for her pardon.
    Gabes says goodbye to Nikki. She realizes he is in trouble and needs to leave the town. He promises to be back.

    In both versions (CBS and international), is is obvious that the last scene of the episode (the scene with Raquel Welsh) had been shot for the next episode. The director of the next episode is even credited as "director of additional scenes".
     
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    Is the international version that you mentioned available online? Or are they your own recordings? The quality of what I have is ropey enough so I'm always hoping that the episodes might pop up on YouTube or the like in better quality.
     
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    Yes, they are my own recordings from the french television.
     
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