When David and Ellen broke off would have been the perfect time to bring back Don. Poor Mary could have died (she was always going into a coma anyway...) and Don comes back with Teddy (they could have brought back Wagner at that time and explained she was off taking car of things after Mary kicked) and starts a romance with Ellen..causing Bob and Nancy and Chris to not be happy. Instead, they had Ellen move into a swinging middle aged ladies apt with a bunch of nobodies and date a doctor who was a nobody and disappeared.
More than likely with pay. He should've been fired. This is the same network who brought back Jeff Tubins... the guy who showed his tiny one to other media outlets. You know smug Chris Cuomo will be back sooner than later.
I was so disappointed in the view today. They all pretty much wanted it to slide...
Good point as this summary from 1965 hints at that
Don reestablishes his on-again/off-again romance with Ellen, but Ellen is close to accepting David's wedding proposal.
David/Ellen was the biggest wedding the show had ever done so the writing must have leaned towards Ellen romancing Don b/c she felt she didn't deserve David after all she'd been through.
She and Don had always been close. This is something that could have been used in later years as Ellen comforts Don over Joyce for example and David gets jealous.
Instead David and Ellen became tentpoles. Ellen was even dropped at one point in 75.
Alan Locher claims that he was trying to get Lisa Brown on his reunion livestream he doesn't appear to mention trying when he had William Fichtner and Martha Byrne on and that would have been the ideal time. If he mentioned it, it must have gotten lost in one of the technical glitches.
Does anyone remember whether getting her on that particular reunion was discussed?