Although you know you never have to thank me for responding to you you're most welcome dear heart! I actually had to go back&watch the Cliff&Elena's scenes to make sure I hadn't missed anything lol. With all this talk about Cliff some how suggesting Elena had a right to ownership of SF I thought I'd either nodded off during the finale or rewritten something in my mind lol. IA with you about J.R.'s absence. Without him Elena(&Cliff?)doing battle with the Ewings for past wrongs(if tptb go there)looses a great deal of exictment&'oomph' for me. Watching Cliff fire up Elena's rightgeous indignation just seemed silly&desperate(on the part of tptb). I'd rather see tptb bake new bread rather than keep rehashing a feud that was settled years ago. Instead of doing that they decide to(try)and add yet another player.
Tulip I understand how what you wrote made you miss Ellie. Heck reading made me miss the dear sweet lady lol. Miss Ellie is only one of three fictional characters that almost seem real to me. BBG gave Miss Ellie such depth&warmth that Ellie Farlow was real to me.......if that makes any sense my dear friend.
Well I've taken up enough space here I guess. I'll take a page from your book&go about my day(again lol)too. It's always so very good to hear from you my Tulip!