November 19, 2008By Naomi Rabinowitz Posted: Nov 19, 2008
Okay, this may be a morbid thing to say, but Katherine's funeral on YOUNG AND RESTLESS was one of the best big soap "events" I've seen in a while. Though no one realizes that it was Marge who died, and not Kay, the event itself was perfect. Almost everyone in the cast was present, with special visitors Brock, Liz, Nina, Dina, Traci and Danny. Even Victor came home for it! The speeches made by Kay's loved ones were so moving and I loved the portion where the personal thoughts of each person attending were heard. After, everyone gathered for a reception which Gina had organized, a very realistic touch, given that most funerals do end with some kind of informal family gathering. There, we got to see the characters mix and mingle, and share even more stories about Kay. Again, very much what real people would do in this case.
Y&R really pulled out all the stops for this one. Here's to doing such a great job when it comes to a happy occasion!