September 3, 2010By Danielle McClure Posted: Sep 3, 2010
Nancy's tribute on ATWT was such a tearjerker. Kudos to the show for honoring portrayer Helen Wagner's memory by dedicating the episode to her. How wonderful was it to see that amazing footage from the early days? Nancy was such a firecracker, as evidenced by the flashback scene when Nancy gave Katie pearls on her wedding day (to Jack!) and shared the "secret" to a happy marriage: "Whenever Jack is angry with you, climb into bed with the pearls on and nothing else," she winked. Love that! While I appreciate what ATWT did, I have to admit that I found the transition between the moment when Bob announced her death at the tail end of Monday's episode ( quite a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment) to the following day, which took place after the off-screen memorial, quite jarring. I don't blame some viewers for thinking that the Monday tag should've been replayed the following day before everyone started talking about a memorial service we didn't even get to see. Still, the show made up for that misstep by giving us some great Hughes moments and loads of Nancy memories.