Today is a tragic anniversary for the viewers of the classic soap opera, Another World. On this day in 1996, we watched in horror as our beloved Frankie Frame Winthrop was murdered in the most violent, brutal, sickening scene I ever saw on television.
I have never watched that scene again. I never will watch it again.
As a longtime soap viewer, I was, and am, used to having characters I love die. But losing Frankie in such a way was too much.
And Frankie’s husband, Cass, wasn’t with her in her last moments. We didn’t even have the bittersweet comfort of a tender goodbye scene.