This was a brief time that AW got back to the basics. 88-89. The 70's was AW's fame and they tried to bring back some characters related to that and EP Michael Liabson bought on Harding Lemay to rewrite the show but it failed. Donna Swajeski did not do a terrible job and the theme that year was focused on the show being 25 years old but once the anniversary special was over it just tanked and then kept tanking. The Murder mystery was great and intriguing especially since they used a major character as the murder and remember watching the original episodes but never catching the cue and the body language of Nicole as her being a suspect. It was great seeing JC come back as Alice in brief episodes and ironically death of DW dying as Mack was the same time as the anniversary. DL back as Gwen Frame and NC as Robert Delaney was great to see along with the few other actors that came back for the anniversary and Mack Corys funeral.
I'll take your word for it, but I could have sworn that Cane's short-lived painkillers SL was in October-November 2016.
It's not that they don't just like it, they are AFRAID to show it. Especially anything Bill Bell related. That kind of class and mastery would show up the current writers and producers so horribly -- and especially CBS's management of this storied soap opera.
I find myself resenting the hell our of Adrienne and Justin on behalf of Lucas.
I'm happy to have Eve back. I'm hoping Ron actually knows what to do with her, but she's off to a good start.
The Marlana and Sami scenes have been good. It's nice to see them supporting each other and on good terms.