SOD is reporting the return of Mindy Lewis, as played by fan favorite Krista Tesreau. YES! GL fans good fortune just keeps growing! It’s great to have Melinda Sue Lewis back, but to have her played by the actress originating the role is such a perfect sign of appreciation of GL fans and the fans love for GL history. In an era when veteran actors and characters are let go to make room for the cheaper pretty-but-pointless, this is a HUGE move on the part of GL’s powers that be!
Speaking of history, it will be interesting to see how the writers have Mindy react to the very changed Beth. Friendship between the two women was slow in coming. Melinda Sue was always convinced that Beth was far from the deer-in-headlights she pretended to be. She was always faulted for the conflict between the two (rightfully so), and has generally been viewed as the ‘bad girl’. Though she was wrong at the time, maybe she’ll be credited for her ability to predict the future Beth Spaulding.
In the not-so-brief time that she’s been away, Beth Spaulding has become a new person – both figuratively and literally! Will Mindy gloat about the ‘new Beth’s’ penchant for disaster and self-destruction or will their friendship pick up where it left off? Will Mindy be quick to rub Phillip’s nose in the fact that Beth was sleeping with his father and his best friend when he could have used her support most? What will her relationship with Rick be? Does her arrival mean more screen time for Billy and Vanessa? Will she play good sister against Dinah’s ‘bad sister’ routine and expose Dinah’s role in the kidnapping of Lizzie Spaulding? Will the Lewises be reunited (Reva and Josh included)? And more importantly, will the Lewis family finally get a homestead now that their family has increased in number?
GL just keeps hitting all the right notes. That I’m even able to ask those questions makes me happy for the possiblities that KT’s return brings.