Allison J. Waldman
Brad really died...
by, 02-05-2009 at 07:01 PM (3064 Views)
I can't believe it. On The Young & the Restless, Brad Carlton has died. They really killed off the character. He died, in fact, heroically. For a character who had been through so much and had been both good and bad, virtuous and evil, generous and selfish...and everything in between, I was glad to see Brad go off doing something noble. He saved Noah from the icy waters of a Wisconsin lake, pulling him to freedom and apparently drowning in the process.
I'll miss Brad, even though I recognize that he wasn't getting much of a storyline lately. He was always an interesting adversary for Victor, a thorn in Jack's side, and yet there was something that made him fun to watch.
Unlike the deaths on other soaps, I don't think Brad's demise is anything but the real thing. Sometimes the best thing for a show is to let a character perish just to see how it plays out with the other characters. Brad's death, for instance, is devastating to Colleen and Abby and Ashley. Victor will have a hard time faking his feelings about Brad, and that will make the women in his life reconsider Victor. I have.
Meanwhile, I hope Don Diamont has a soft landing on another show or in primetime. He's still a great-looking star and he would add to any cast he'd join. Wouldn't he be an asset to The Bold & the Beautiful? Think about it. He could be just the kind of guy Bridget has yearned for!