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Dina’s passing was poignant, as expected, but it could have had more impact with a more thoughtful lead-up. Like a lot of Y&R these days, it felt a little generic. The actors did most of the heavy lifting. It didn’t have to be as prolonged as what GH did, but a happy medium would be nice.

 

Devon is already learning about the Elena/Nate boink? Soaps used to get so much more mileage out of these secrets. I’m sure a Who’s the Daddy? plot is around the corner, since Y&R emphasized that Elena slept with both Devon and Nate around the same time.

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I’m sorry and no offense  but Michael/CLB’s silver hair/wig(?) doesn’t work for me at all. When I first saw it I thought “Who is that 80 year Fenmore executive?!?”

 

Dina’s last scenes were beautiful and moving I’m glad Esser wrote the episode it was fitting but I wish we had a bit more buildup. Just out of curiosity when was the last time Jerry Douglas appeared as Ghost John?

 

The quad between Devon/Elena/Nate/Amanda is the best thing on the show at the moment but I haaaate that it they may rush it instead of extending it further on. Nate and Elena should at the very least boink a second time with either Lily, Abby, or Billy spying on them to say the least. 

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Thanks to the classics and the clips online, we got to see Dina's original run (1983-1986) where she served up that Alexis Carrington Colby fierceness. Dina's 2017 return breathed new life into the Abbotts. She was the real MVP of that family and Dina should've been cemented as Genoa City's grande dame.

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2 hours ago, soapfan770 said:

I’m sorry and no offense  but Michael/CLB’s silver hair/wig(?) doesn’t work for me at all. When I first saw it I thought “Who is that 80 year Fenmore executive?!?”

 

Dina’s last scenes were beautiful and moving I’m glad Esser wrote the episode it was fitting but I wish we had a bit more buildup. Just out of curiosity when was the last time Jerry Douglas appeared as Ghost John?

 

The quad between Devon/Elena/Nate/Amanda is the best thing on the show at the moment but I haaaate that it they may rush it instead of extending it further on. Nate and Elena should at the very least boink a second time with either Lily, Abby, or Billy spying on them to say the least. 

last time Jerry Douglas appeared as ghost John was 2016, 

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At some point it would have been good to have Jerry back.

I envisaged Dina imagining that she and John had stayed together all these years  and in the Abbott living room John makes a speech about family etc.so all the Abbott actors be reunited for a final time.

I'm sure Jerry would have been pleased to return for something like that.

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I’d love it, too, but Jerry Douglas is 87, and I suspect (not formed on any factual basis, but just a guess) that he may not be in rude health.

 

Add that to the restrictions they’re under, I imagine having 2 octogenarians on set may have been a risk too much for them.

 

My intention isn’t to come across as ageist, of course, just to cover that base.

 

But I agree, not having John/Jerry Douglas has left a hole the show has never filled. One the biggest misfires in the show’s history, in my opinion.

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4 minutes ago, LondonScribe said:

I’d love it, too, but Jerry Douglas is 87, and I suspect (not formed on any factual basis, but just a guess) that he may not be in rude health.

 

Add that to the restrictions they’re under, I imagine having 2 octogenarians on set may have been a risk too much for them.

 

My intention isn’t to come across as ageist, of course, just to cover that base.

 

But I agree, not having John/Jerry Douglas has left a hole the show has never filled. One the biggest misfires in the show’s history, in my opinion.

I realize that at present it would be impossible.

I was thinking further back around the 45th anni where Jerry appeared on a talk show and seemed in good health.

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7 minutes ago, LondonScribe said:

I’d love it, too, but Jerry Douglas is 87, and I suspect (not formed on any factual basis, but just a guess) that he may not be in rude health.

 

Add that to the restrictions they’re under, I imagine having 2 octogenarians on set may have been a risk too much for them.

 

My intention isn’t to come across as ageist, of course, just to cover that base.

 

But I agree, not having John/Jerry Douglas has left a hole the show has never filled. One the biggest misfires in the show’s history, in my opinion.

In his last appearance (2016) he was seated the whole time, implying mobility issues.

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Oh wow - sorry I missed it.  I’ll have to find it online.  Would have tuned in for Dina.   They just don’t advertise anything now...from reading the recap it sounds nice.  In the minority but I liked Back when they did the young John and Dina and family. 

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Dina’s exit was very well done, but I agree that one episode just wasn’t enough. I guess Covid is the reason for that decision. Marla Adams was excellent. It’s not easy to do these emotional scenes with no one even touching let alone hugging.

 

Michael’s white hair was ok, if only because the dark dye jobs were so bad. He needs to cut it shorter, though.

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As a person who has gone through this with a parent and watching them die as well this hit me. Marla did well in those scenes. I do agree if covid wasn’t a factor we would have gotten more touching, hugging but they all did well to me 

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