Basically. But what I could never understand is the reason for not listing Agnes Nixon's name in the writers' section of the end credits during this period when she was "Executive Head Writer." Her name only appeared under "Created By."
When Agnes came back full time as head writer in the mid- 1990s with Elizabeth Page and Jean Passanante, Agnes's name appeared again in the writers section of the end credits.
Turns out the first warning sign was the extremely weird way they handled Jax finding out with those stretched out scenes and him managing not to say anything. It felt unnatural and now we know why. I bet it was the point at which the forced rewriters started to derail what they wanted to do.
I bet the only plot point that was part of the initial plan was Peter setting the fire and Sonny remembering Carly that way.
Everything else reeks of last minute repiecing together a rushed exit to the story.
I hope one day we get an BTS explanation. I cannot comprehend what could have prompted Frank V or whoever to intervene in that way. Wrapping up the Willow triangle in a rush? Fine. I get it. But this? This? With actors that are all producer pets and characters that are mostly fan favorites? Talk about shooting yourself in the foot.
Only good thing to come out of this is they still managed to give us a few weeks of Cynthia Watros at her best so I guess I'll thank our lucky stars they still carved out this great showcase for her talent in the midst of the disaster.