I often come on this board to complain about the horrible writing for AMC, so I thought I'd try something different and give credit where it's due. I thought the last week plus of episodes for Zendall were well-written, showed how much the actors enjoyed the pairing and working with each other, and also reflected what could have been if AMC had not been so busy for so long, with so many headwriters, trying to break up, botch and tinker with a couple that worked so wonderfully together without the ginormous obstacles and nonstop conflicts AMC gave them.
I also appreciate that Thorsten Kaye was given the last look-see around the set of the house Zendall fans have loved since Zach first designed it more than two years ago. He's been an incredible leading actor on AMC through the lousiest of storylines, one after the other, and he's always given his all to the Zendall pairing, including and especially in storylines where Zach was supposed to be mildly interested in Julia/Dixie/Greenlee/Reese/Liza. He's so phenomenal and I will miss him so much more than I thought possible. Now that I've seen his last scenes with Alicia Minshew, and I've finally stopped crying my eyes out, the weight of what AMC is losing has come down on me hard.
I'll leave my anger and my bitterness behind for today and just say that I hope that AMC and ABC will rethink the role that Zach, as played by Mr. Kaye, can play on the AMC canvas in 2010. This loss is huge and I hope they realize it, and fast.