Samantha has always been hysterical in reaction to things over the years, so perhaps Alison Sweeney thought it was time to do something different. The subtle numbness was a good touch. Kate's reaction is one that I am looking forward to as well. Robert Scott Wilson has definitely given a strong performance.
The players really earned their keep today, I felt all of the emotion and everything was on point. Even the more subtle reactions were great. Ben is such a creepy psycho for thinking about murdering his fiancee's cousin while he's in bed with her. I liked his dream about getting arrested, though, that was good.
The house cleaning that the writers have done so far has gotten rid of characters that received poor reception from the audience and Will just happened to be one of those characters. They could have written him off some other way, but I think that they wanted to get rid of a core character as opposed to only offing lesser characters. The Salem Stalker storyline was supposed to have an impact because it actually took out core, legacy characters, but was backtracked because it was a step too far for viewers. I feel like Will being gay had very little to do with the decision.
I agree. Koslow is a valuable asset to the show and Kate still gets decent writing most of the time. I'm looking forward to Kate's reaction to Will's death and the interaction with Samantha, hopefully those scenes will be good.
I'm indifferent to the character being killed off. The writers never really seemed to know what to do with Will and I think writing him as gay was just a gimmick to find something for the character to do, as well as draw attention to the show. The poor recast compounded the problem, along with the previous writers' failed attempted to make him like Samantha. Regardless of who was playing Will, the character lacked depth. Although I was not watching for a couple of years or so when Chandler Massey was in the part, I watched during some of his run and I didn't care for the writing for the character then, which was most Will just nagging Samantha about her behavior like a lot of other characters. Characters like Abby, Theresa and even JJ have had more interesting things to do than Will did, at least in my opinion.
A. Martinez looks nice, but his faux hawk or whatever hairstyle that looks crooked. One side has more hair than the other, lol. I agree that the writing for the veterans is a lot better. It's always great when the characters who have been around for decades actually have something to do.
Hot in Cleveland had "The Edge of Tomorrow". Victoria Chase had a long running feud with Susan Lucci, who made a couple of guest appearances. Fresh Prince of Bel-Air had "Now and Forever" where Will got a job and then quit because he didn't want to play gay. Leann Hunley guest starred. The Jeffersons had "Mornings of Our Nights" (I think that is was it), which was Florence's favorite soap opera.
"I don't care how good she is, I don't trust her ass!" Cookie always says something hilarious. I like that Anika has ended up on Cookie's team, even though both them would prefer not to work together. Andre has burned one bridge too many now. I liked that flashback scene with Lucious' mother and how we know she was bipolar as well. Last season, it was stated that the Nation of Islam killed his father, so I hope we find more about that this season. The young Lucious was quite fair skinned, whereas his mother was not, so could it be possible that his father was white? I'm hoping for more flashbacks.