Completely agree Ms. S! To me, a Pam recast would have been so much better than no more Pam at all, which really hurt the show that was based around them. Pam's departure proved that as fantastic as Victoria and Patrick's on-screen chemistry was, keeping Pam and Bobby together was ultimately just as crucial as the chemistry between the actors. While Patrick and Margaret Michaels didn't share the same off the charts chemistry, they were comfortable enough with each other to pull it off. I thought Margaret did a great impression of Victoria as Pam, shoes that as Patrick has said aren't easy to fill. And like you said, on the off chance that Victoria had changed her mind, she would have able to easily take over the role again. Fans deserved closure for Pam and Bobby during the original run.