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Old 09-18-2009, 07:27 PM   #16
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Yes, GL's had a pretty miserable last 12 years or so. I still think what they did to Michael Zaslow (though not under Ellen Wheeler's watch) was unforgivable - and pretty much the beginning of the end.
That's pretty much how I feel. I really enjoyed this show for about five or six years but the horrendous treatment of Zaslow ended it for me. And nothing I saw by occasional tuning in afterward made me feel any different.

I decided not to watch the last episode. It has been about ten years since I've seen the show so I'd have no idea what was going on anyway, and the few characters that remained that I was familiar with were probably recast or changed too much for me to care. And as for Josh and Reva...hey I loved the actors that played them but good heavens, enough already! They'd either get together or not, and like most of these "supercouples", their appeal was terribly overplayed to the point where I was honestly sick of them.
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One glaring omission--what became of Jeffrey vs Edmund??? WTF???

Yeah I agree, they didnt resolve that. I thought Edmund would show up today.
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I just finished watching it and I understood most of it although there were a few characters that I didn't know who they were. One question I have....did they kill off Alan? I thought they hinted at that in the beginning of the show. It was great seeing Fletcher again and I agree the ending with Reva and Josh driving off in H.B.'s truck was great. I think it would have been better if they had some clips of some of the past actors of GL at the end though. The Bauers except for Rick was absent from the show...I think that was another reason for it's downfall.
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I just finished watching it and I understood most of it although there were a few characters that I didn't know who they were. One question I have....did they kill off Alan? I thought they hinted at that in the beginning of the show. It was great seeing Fletcher again and I agree the ending with Reva and Josh driving off in H.B.'s truck was great. I think it would have been better if they had some clips of some of the past actors of GL at the end though. The Bauers except for Rick was absent from the show...I think that was another reason for it's downfall.
Can I ask if there was even an oblique reference to Roger?
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Can I ask if there was even an oblique reference to Roger?
Roger wasn't even mentioned.

Blake was on it though. She got together with Frank. lol
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Alan Spaulding did die on one of the final episodes, after he saved his son Phillip's life, who was dying of cancer. I thought that it was great to give final redemption to the character of Alan before his death, making amends for the many horrible things he had done over his life.

I was actually pleased with the final episode, and I did love the predominantly happy endings. It was apropriate that the show ended with Josh & Reva, forever linked together, taking off on an adventure, with the enduring symbol of The Guiding Light, the Springfield lighthouse, in the background as they drove away. I'm still hoping the rumors of the two landing in Genoa City turn out to be true...

It is hard to believe the show is gone. This is a show that many of our grandparents watched when they were young and in their prime. It will hold the record for the longest, continuous running program in world history, I would imagine, especially if As the World Turns should be cancelled. Very sad to see television's Guiding Light extinguished.
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Roger wasn't even mentioned.

Blake was on it though. She got together with Frank. lol
He should have been mentioned, since the character was a huge part of the show's appeal for years, and mentioning him would have (in a very small way) been an attempt to soothe the gaping wound the show's treatment of him created with their fans.

Blake and Frank? Wth? Was it Liz Keifer playiing Blake or Sherry Stringfield? I preferred Stringfield.
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Alan Spaulding did die on one of the final episodes, after he saved his son Phillip's life, who was dying of cancer. I thought that it was great to give final redemption to the character of Alan before his death, making amends for the many horrible things he had done over his life.

I was actually pleased with the final episode, and I did love the predominantly happy endings. It was apropriate that the show ended with Josh & Reva, forever linked together, taking off on an adventure, with the enduring symbol of The Guiding Light, the Springfield lighthouse, in the background as they drove away. I'm still hoping the rumors of the two landing in Genoa City turn out to be true...

It is hard to believe the show is gone. This is a show that many of our grandparents watched when they were young and in their prime. It will hold the record for the longest, continuous running program in world history, I would imagine, especially if As the World Turns should be cancelled. Very sad to see television's Guiding Light extinguished.
Thanks for telling me what happened to Alan. I agree that sounds like a great way for the character to go. For all his faults I always knew that Alan loved Philip.
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He should have been mentioned, since the character was a huge part of the show's appeal for years, and mentioning him would have (in a very small way) been an attempt to soothe the gaping wound the show's treatment of him created with their fans.

Blake and Frank? Wth? Was it Liz Keifer playiing Blake or Sherry Stringfield? I preferred Stringfield.
It was Liz Keifer.
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After all my gloating about how I was going to tape the last episode, I totally forgot about it! I'm sure it will be online somewhere. Sounds like it was good!!!
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Roger wasn't even mentioned.
It was nice to see Holly, though. Ed Bauer popped up at her doorstep unannounced and asked Holly if she would like to join him on an around the world tour and she had fifteen minutes to pack if she wanted to go. She accepted his offer disbelievingly! There should have been at least a passing reference to Roger Thorpe.

It was also wonderful to see Fletcher back, to comfort Alexandra as she mourned the passing of her brother Allan...
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I just finished watching it and I understood most of it although there were a few characters that I didn't know who they were. One question I have....did they kill off Alan? I thought they hinted at that in the beginning of the show. It was great seeing Fletcher again and I agree the ending with Reva and Josh driving off in H.B.'s truck was great. I think it would have been better if they had some clips of some of the past actors of GL at the end though. The Bauers except for Rick was absent from the show...I think that was another reason for it's downfall.
I wish too there would have been clips of past actors at the end of the show.
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I think they should have gotten more actors from the past to make final appearances.


No mention of Roger or other several past GL characters.
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I think they should have gotten more actors from the past to make final appearances.


No mention of Roger or other several past GL characters.
To not mention Roger Thorpe is criminal.
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To not mention Roger Thorpe is criminal.

You can say that again.
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