The whisper on the wind is that when/if the show gets renewed by NBC, big budget cuts will be part of the equation. Further, the whisper is that Stephen Nichols and Mary Beth Evans may be on the chopping block.
So if you spend as much time online as I do, and if you like having Steve and Kayla around—even in the current environment—it doesn’t hurt to let TPTB know that. If you are cruising around a message board, and you see a Steve and Kayla thread, drop in and post a quick note. If you see something you like on the show, drop a line in a postcard or to one of the soap magazines. If you like banners and avatars, a Steve and Kayla-centric banner might be a good one to have right now. The more presence and discussion TPTB see devoted to Steve and Kayla, the better.
This isn’t reasoned analysis. One important thing to remember is that the goal is to be positive, and to be positive about 2000’s Steve and Kayla. It’s not to reminisce about how great they were in the 80’s, or to complain about the writing has never tapped into their full potential. (True as these things may be.)
To help centralize all these efforts, some fans have put together a website with contact information and links. They make it very easy to know where to post, and who to write to. Here’s the link: