June 16, 2010 at 11:49 am #783imported_JennMParticipant
I have to say that I think that drawing out Alice’s illness and eventual passing, is actually a good thing. I like that they are giving time for Alice’s family to come and say goodbye, and allowing the characters to interact with each other and such.
I think this is much more akin to an homage to Frances Reid, than just having all the familiar faces show up for one day in a room for a funeral or memorial, and then be gone again.
I know many of us had expressed a wish for Days to pay tribute to Ms. Reid before she passed, but I think this sort of thing might have been weird had we known the actress was still with us.
Seeing the emotion in the actors’ faces – you know that’s real. They all worked with Ms. Reid, so I’m sure their grief is real, and being channeled into their characters. In a way I think it’s good therapy – for the actors, as well as for the fans.
I’m often critical, but I have to say, this time I think it’s well done, and I’m enjoying what I’ve seen so far, and look forward to more.
It will be a shame when it’s all said and done, and all the characters leave and return to their lives outside Salem. I kind of wish some of them would stick around….
JennJune 16, 2010 at 3:50 pm #13697BonbonParticipant
she was glad to have her mom and dad there or nobody would have the slightest idea who that was with Laura, well, unless you read spoilers that is. In fact, can you imagine someone who has only started watching in the last 10 years or so and doesn’t read the boards and the door opens to those two? They’d probably still be sitting there scratching their heads.June 17, 2010 at 4:35 pm #13721imported_JennMParticipant
Was that Bill and Laura showed up together, seemingly as a couple, then before you know it, as soon as Laura is out of the room, Bill is waxing nostalgic with Kate, wondering "what if"… then Laura comes back and gets all emotional and jealous, as if her husband was flirting with another woman.
I can see Laura not wanting to run into Kate, and how inappropriate it may have been for Kate to show up there, but if she and Bill aren’t together, what right does she have to get upset at Bill?
JennJune 18, 2010 at 8:12 pm #13762Ms. JakeParticipant
I hope the writters take advantage of some of these returning actors for future SL’s!!!! This is such a hit with the fans surely they can ask them back for a short story now & then!!! I love mixing the old with the new! Please writters continue!!!!
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