April 4, 2008By Tom Stacy Posted: Apr 4, 2008
I'm still scratching my head as to why Y&R would wrap up it's "Gloria sees John's ghost" story so quickly. It was brilliant. It had strong rooting interest, as I was torn between Jack and Sharon taking back their home and feeling just a touch of sympathy for whacked-out Gloria. It brought out a lighter side to scheming Jeffrey and gave vet Jerry Douglas (John) some of the best material he's had in years — even though his character has been deceased since August 18, 2006. (Now there's a line you don't hear very often!) Jana's seance was laugh-out-loud funny and having Lauren fall down the stairs at the sight of "John" steered the action in a totally unexpected way. If this had been during the Golden Era under the pen of Co-creator William J. Bell, this delightfully loopy tale would have lasted longer than just a week. Memo to Y&R, unless it's a reliquary, there's no need to rush it.