So, we are now officially off and running to the countdown to the finale of As the World Turns and it all kicked off with the death of beloved Nancy Hughes and today’s episode filled with clips, memories, and small and subtle remembrances of the the matriarch of the Hughes Family. With most of the central Hughes extended family interspersed throughout the tribute episode, it utilized historical footage from Helen Wagner’s time and legacy on the soap.
From an emotional Tom Hughes to Katie losing someone who understood the devastating loss of Brad, (Nancy told Katie she till spoke with her husband, Chris ,years after he had died) to Casey’s remembrances of Nancy telling him to keep her ring and give it to the girl of his dreams, and to that touching montage of Chris and Nancy Hughes with Don McLaughlin saying, “There’s only one Nancy in the whole world.” There was enough here for many long time fans to tug at their heartstrings. While, it’s not the episode perhaps everybody had hoped they might see, since it was less about grieving, and more about remembering all the good, and focusing on the positive Nancy did for her family, and for others in need. It’s nearly impossible task to do justice to Wagner in only one episode. Perhaps, this could have gone on longer. The burial scenes was held off-camera, and that may have been where fans may have felt robbed. This year will go down as the year we lost one soap legend after another. You can watch the full video episode by going clicking here to view at CBS.com.
After the jump we have posted the last two video segment of the show, with two tender Nancy moments! Were you happy or unhappy with the Tribute episode? Let us know!