Brad, I'll add to what Mark has said by saying that this one particular storyline wrap up seems to get the fans' ire up more than any other. It does seem "out of place" and a horrible off-screen send off for the character of Vicki, who was the show's main focus in its early years. It's sloppy, but so it goes often times in the word of soap operas when or whatever reason, the producers want to wrap up a particular storyline and try to find a quick way to do it. Anyway, take heart, for as you know, in the world of "Dark Shadows", no one stays dead forever. Vicki returns in the novel "Dreams of the Dark" and in Lara Parker's upcoming fourth novel--which she's working on now.By the way, I must plug the audios by "Big Finish"--if you want the continuing stories of ALL your favorites, played by the original actors whenever possible, these are outstanding! Full-cast dramas and audiobooks. I have them all. Go to www.bigfinish.com to order them. You won't be disappointed. All us listeners are holding out hope that they will eventually lure Alexandra Moltke back as Vicki...or if she doesn't want it, maybe Betsy Durkin or Carolyn Groves. Even when they've recasted due to death or unavailability of an original actor, they've been brilliant! And anyway, recasting is par for the course in the world of soap operas!I'm going on the "Dark Shadows" cruise to Bermuda Halloween week with Kathryn Leigh Scott, Lara Parker and Marie Wallace! (Can't wait!). I will bring back any "scoop" if there's anything good and juicy to tell!