DisneyBoy September 19, 2022 Author Share September 19, 2022 I was just watching clips of Carl on Another World last night (don't judge me!) and after losing his son Ryan, the character was constantly in emotional pain. Even during "happy" times. Life was soured for him on a profound level. Charles Keating and the writers never let that go. It was only when the show was finishing and they brought him back that he was relieved of his grief, thanks to partial amnesia after brain surgery. That Carl was pretty happy and lighthearted. It was pretty moving to see him like that because his vendetta against Grant for killing Ryan consumed him. It's hard to think of anyone on this show who's been shaped by grief in that way. Hope over losing Zach, yes. Jennifer and JJ over losing Jack (until this messy return), yes. Kristen over losing John and Brady (though not because of death), yes. Anna over losing Tony (until his return), yes. Death just doesn't land much on Days. It's a shame because I think the show was much better using it to inform the character's stories. Link to comment
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