1988: Gl's Rusty shot Will and tried to save Mindy.
1995: Loving's Gwyneth was revealed as the Corinth Killer.
2009: As the World Turns' Brad Snyder died."The best prophet of the future is the past."
― Lord Byron
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1967: On Dark Shadows, Julia (Grayson Hall) felt guilty about telling Barnabas (Jonathan Frid) to bite Vicky. She instead offered to sacrifice herself to restore Barnabas's appearance. Though touched, he declined, noting that he needed her to continue as his doctor. In the meantime, Carolyn (Nancy Barrett) decided -- over David's (David Henesy) protests