I don't think the character was around for very long (he wasn’t involved when Nancy, grieving Perry, started doing drugs) but I remember finding Hunt interesting and wondering if they were setting up a romance with Thomasina.
Yeah, the Dobsons seemed stuck at the point for the show at the time they were locked out by NBC, but time marched on without them, and the characters evolved. Bringing them backwards wouldn't have done any good.
Yeah, but that did lead to a great few scenes with CC and Julia, when CC dropped by Julia's beach house and - unusual but nice for CC - he was worried about Mason's behavior and basically implored Julia to help Mason, etc. I recall Julia remarking about "Capwell fits of sincerity" to CC.