Just curious why he left the show
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|After Kelly burned him, there was nothing left for him to do. He could finally move on with his life without someone holding him back. Soon thereafter, they bury the relationship (which supposedly was such a big part of kellys life) by fixing her up with Matt, and then talk about how "meaningful" her relationhsip with Dylan was when he got back, and how much more "intense" it was than her relationship with Brandon basically burying the Brandon Walsh character for good. I just think if the Brandon-Kelly relationship meant more, they wouldn't have quickly buried it after the wedding. I mean who does that? Almost get married, then all the sudden, act like they mean nothing to each other? Thats ridiculous. The show basically died at the altar with the end of season 8. They made a last ditch effort with bringing Dylan back (thank god, as he was the only one that kept the show watchable in the final 2 seasons) but the premise of the show was completely wiped away. Family from Minnesota moves to Beverly Hills. |
I just saw this episode the other day. I don't quite agree with you. Kelly DIDN'T bury her relationship with Brandon. Dylan was trying to get her to do that, trying to get her to admit that she missed being with him. But Kelly won't say that. She doesn't want to favor Dylan over Brandon or vice versa. She said that an aspect of the D/K relationship (chandelier swinging passion) was missing from B/K. Brandon made the same chandelier comment to Steve in an earlier episode. But she didn't say that she liked being with Dylan more. I'm sure that there are some things she liked better about Dylan and other things better about Brandon. I don't consider that to be burying the B/K relationship b/c they still obviously loved each other.
Kelly had to give some reason to Dylan. If she said everything was perfect in the B/K relationship, then how would she explain the non-wedding? So, IMO, the possibility was always there for B/K to rediscover their passion and reunite if Jason came back to the show.
|The most essential character of the series, couldn't even be bothered to be brought back for the final episode. It's just wrong.|
In a way I actually liked the fact that Brandon didn't come back. If he did come back, then they would have potentially had to start AND end the Brandon/Kelly/Dylan triangle on the series finale, which would have taken focus away from the David/Donna wedding. And if she chose Brandon over Dylan that would have made the whole Dylan/Kelly/Matt triangle of the last 2 seasons seem pointless. On the other hand, if she chose Dylan over Brandon, that would have pissed off all of the Brandon/Kelly fans (I think most viewers prefer Brandon/Kelly over Dylan/Kelly so that would be a lot of pissed off people). And it wouldn't make sense if Brandon were to appear in person, not be interested in Kelly, and just be okay with Kelly and Dylan being together. No one would believe that. But with the videotape, they teased us as to what the ultimate outcome of Brandon/Kelly/Dylan would be. Brandon gave his love to Kelly and Kelly remarked on how cute he still is, which indicates that they still have strong feelings for each other and that they may end up together again in the future. So even though the show ended with a Dylan/Kelly kiss, it's left up to the viewers imagination as to whether Dylan/Kelly would last or whether she would end up with Brandon again. In that sense, everyone can get the ending they want.
|In so many words, she was telling Dylan that her and Brandon had something that her and Dylan didn't, and that was the committment aspect of it, which is illustrated pretty well throughout the final 2 years of the show. (which is why, after re-watching those last 2 years, I'm not down on them as I originally was, not saying they are great by any stretch, but certainly not completely horrible).|
Yeah, you're right, Dylan was fearful of committment during those last 2 years, right up until almost the final episode. You said you're not "down on them" - do you mean Brandon/Kelly or Dylan/Kelly? I assume you prefer Brandon/Kelly.