There are a lot of re-casts going on, as well a several people leaving as we already have been told here or read elsewhere. I did read that Jill is coming back, but seems to me a whole lot of changes and people coming to GC ........a lot of house cleaning . Dont know if its because new writing team, or if this was still in the works from before. I know that they usually tape about 6 weeks out.
Some re-casts work and others not, but some like Heather have been re-cast many times like Noah.