I have read pro and con about these two episodes, and now would like to put in my opinion. These 2 episodes were wonderful - great story and dialog, direction, and acting. And how special to have Frannie appear! Sure would have been quite special had one of your magazines put her on your cover! We had the veterans and the various families, as well as the young people - often people who we see so very little of in the daily storylines. How terrific and everyone was great. I have watched the show since 1985 and appreciated the time and energy it took to successfully pull off this great storyline. Please be 'gentle' with us long-time viewers and fans - we have so little time left. The producer, writers, and actors are doing their part to make all of this special for us at home. Will continue to appreciate the consideration of your magazines as well.