Overall, I was utterly disappointed with the mid-season finale. Yes, there were some fine moments -- the image of the ants making their way to Sam's plate, Deanna and Michonne's talk, Deanna's "Oh crap" line. But, overall, the episode was very anticlimactic.
While I understand the house was under siege by walkers, Rick and Jessie showed so little concern for their offspring. Rick makes a point of saying that Deanna can't be by herself, but then doesn't send anyone to watch over her. Poor Judith could have been a goner. Then there's Jessie who doesn't bother to tell Sam that they're fleeing the house until the kid opens the door. Very clunky plotting.
Then there's the missing characters. Where's Aaron? Where's his long MIA boyfriend? Where's Deanna's son?
And I was rooting for Father Gabriel and Eugene to bite it last night. I would have much preferred them as opposed to Deanna.
Nope. Smith was gone by December 1982 and Potter was there until around February 1983. In an interview on the AW Home Page, L. Virginia Browne, one of the scribes who replaced Smith, talks about being fired as soon as soon as Gail Kobe replaced Potter.
I've always wondered how much Marland actually contributed to the creation of Loving. Dan Wakefield was originally slated to be the co-creator along with Nixon. But then he left and was replaced by Marland. And supposedly the show's premiere was delayed from March to June. I wonder how the show changed after Marland came on board.
How cool that you kept a Somerset scrapbook! I have fuzzy memories of the show that stick in my head: Zoe killing Carter, Dorothy's attempts to kill Heather, Eve's mountain car accident, Avis talking about Julian's masculine hands, Jill and Jack's necklaces. Such a great show!
The Somerset Register website (an incredible treasure trove of information about the show) says that Andrea's aunt Rowena was Jingles the Clown, not Zoe. Zoe, however, had given Rowena the clown outfit along with instructions to give Andrea meds (laced with weed killer) every night.
Not sure if she's already on your list, but did you catch Josephine Nichols as Mrs. Glendennen (spelling?), an ornery patient who meets up with Julie Forrest on "The Doctors". It was the 12/31/69 episode. Ten years later, Nichols would play the role of Kate Marshall on "Texas."
I didn't care for Edelstein's solo stint. There was an intelligence to Lakin's writing that I found missing when Edelstein was at the helm. Edelstein also didn't seem interested in writing for characters like Liz and Jody Lee (who seemed to be favorites while Lakin was head writer). I'm curious to see where Avery goes with the characters and stories. As for the lack of posts here, I think it has to do with the changes in the board design. I noticed a real drop off in posts after they rolled out the new board design about a month ago.
For the umpteenth time, Carlivati was still head writer for these episodes, not Passanante and Altman. I'm not sure why you have such a hard time grasping that. Passanante herself clarified that on Twitter. Also, since you literally died and went to heaven, let us know when the funeral is.