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Mistake made on Y&R...

Discussion in 'US Soaps Forum' started by TJames03, Oct 23, 2018.

  1. TJames03

    TJames03 Soap Chat Well-Known Member

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    When Dina got confused and thought Katherine, Jennifer and Joanne were coming over for bridge, the writers must have forgotten that Jennifer died in '77 and Dina didn't come onto the show until '83....
     
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    They all grew up together in Genoa City, so Dina was likely going back to her pre-desertion days when she made that reference, like the mid-1960s.

    Doing some unofficial mental math, if Dina left when Traci was an infant, and Traci was 16 when we met her in 1983, then Dina deserted her family around 1967. Up to that point, it's been said that Katherine, Phillip Jr., John, and Dina were friends (and by extension the other ladies she mentioned).
     
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    But now that the timeline has been brought up, I'm kind of giving the "side-eye" to this latest twist involving the contract in the safe. It would imply that Ashley was well along in her chemistry education (if not already working for Jabot) before Dina left them. Even if we pull Dina's departure date out to 1970 or 1971 (making Traci a toddler rather than infant), it would imply Ashley had been working for Jabot many years (like, twelve or more) before she was introduced. If she started working at Jabot straight out of college in 1970 (age 21), that would make her 70 years old!
     
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    Again, they clarified this whole back-story. The contract that gave Ashley the patents to her Jabot creations was drawn up in the 1990s during one of Dina's brief returns to Genoa City (and done off-camera, AKA Ret-Conned). Flashbacks set Dina's departure at around 1971, and ret-conned that Traci was about five years old and thus recalls some of the period when Dina left. For all these years they claimed that Traci was a toddler when Dina left and didn't recall the period. At any rate, this allowed Ashley to stay her "real" age (ED is 59; Ashley is about 56-57).

    And for the record, Beth Maitland (Traci) rocked the house this week. Traci has emerged as the true moral center of the Abbott family.
     

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