08-25-11, 10:18 PM
I read Paul Mavis's DVD review of The Yellow Rose: The Complete Series at http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=52037 and...As I recall, Anspach was under the impression (correctly or not)that she would be one of the "stars" on the show. When her part turned out to be more of a supporting role, she asked out of her contract and the producers obliged.
08-26-11, 07:15 AM
You can just <i>feel</i> it's something like that; clearly they didn't plan on having her character leave. Her subplot was really pretty crucial to the central triangle with Shepherd and Elliott. And even though I've never been a fan of hers, she's good here. Too bad.
The whole show gives off that vague vibe, though, around the half-way point: second-guessing and confusion behind the scenes.