Jackie Lane never had much of a chance as Dodo, and the character was treated poorly in her exit as well as future (non-canonical) novel material. I can't blame Jackie for not wanting to have much to do with Doctor Who, but I'm glad she participated in the 50th anniversary.
Well that's probably a good thing in Austin Peck's case. Because the defining characteristics I have of Austin from his first run is: stupid and looks good shirtless. At least he was trying his hand at acting the second run(s). Plus, he aged better than Muldoon.
She missed the biggest lesson Gloria Monty was there to teach her- Gloria wanted to do something different, after decades of playing within the bounds of the genre. But she still understood the genre in a way JFP has always seemed to think she was better than.
GM didn’t do right by many of the GH vets- however, we still saw them all the time in the first half of her tenure. Dr. Hardy and Jesse may not have been driving their own stories, but we certainly saw them constantly and they were part of the fabric of the show. And just because an actor was older doesn’t mean they got