My critique of the last show has some ups and some downs. And like a lot of the time I’m going to complain. Sorry.
I loved the beginning with the children doing the opening monologue. It was cute but when it was used later it was over done. We all know it and after it was said once I thought that was enough because frankly if they insisted on using it over and over I would have preferred that they used the clips over the years of them saying it. Remember 1995 on the 25th anniversary…Loved that one.
Erica and Jackson have had their ups and downs and I had great hope they would be together forever but I think the handling on this couple was spot on. Jackson finally had enough of being second place in her life. Frankly I do not blame him. Remember when Erica dumped him because Jeff Martin came back to town and said Hi Erica and she swooned. Dude Jack is uber hot…what where you thinking!!! It was fitting his last line. “Frankly Erica I don’t give a damn what you do”. Walt is a genius and played it perfectly.
Erica...I have something to tell you...
The opening 10 minutes was endearing and I loved that it was narrated by Angie. She brought great warmth to the storyline in the end with her blessings that David did the wrong things for the wrong reasons but they turned out to make them all remember what was most important beyond hate, revenge and contempt…love and family. That dream we all wish for…if I could have five more minutes with the person I loved and lost. Bringing Stuart back gave Adam that chance to ask for forgiveness. Bringing Stuart back brought back Marian’s sanity and Scott’s hope. Very poignant and well written.
I didn’t like the end with the drunken shot by JR. After all that bringing people back from the dead they set off with a blank slate mystery of someone getting shot and possibly killed to fulfill the “maybe” future storyline of the show. Boo hiss. It was extremely miss placed in this last show and I would have rather seen a music montage for the farewell. Anything but a possible murder. It made me angry and that took away from my goodbye to the show as it always was…on TV for 41 years.
I understand that the show might possibly go on but they have that opportunity to make something fresh with the use of the online medium. What if only one of these people sign up to do the new format show…how do you justify the cliff hanger. So much could change when it crosses over and I for one hate loose ends. If they steal the “It was all a dream” I would be very angry because they ruined my last moments with the fictional people I loved for that…no thank you.
So there you have it. I loved 75% of the final show. Thank you Agnes Nixon for 41 years of trials, tribulations, back stabbing, back from the dead, facial reconstruction, long lost twin, romance and love in the after noon. It was an amazing run!