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I enjoyed the dream season quite a bit on a fairly recent rewatch, even the cartoonish Matt “Fake Guzzler” Cantrell and Angelica Nero parts. I think the secret to enjoying Angelica is to just treat it as goofy entertainment, especially the outfits. I could see where it would have been discouraging to see that stuff as it aired though.On a recent re-watch of the "Dream Season" I wasn't missing Bobby. I felt his death - much like Jock's - was being used to showcase the actors range and how it affected the characters.
People complain about how everyone was getting along with each other by the end of the season, but I found it quite jarring when the next season started and just about everyone was a petty, selfish jerk again. It was actually nice seeing Cliff act like a human being for the first time in years, and I started to understand the “JR and Sue Ellen’s great love affair” sentiment more than I had.
That said, if they were going to bring Bobby back, I feel they had to wipe out the previous year. Any kind of “Bobby narrowly survived the crash then was whisked away by the CIA on a secret mission to bring down international scofflaw and Jock Ewing impersonator Wyatt Haines” contrivance would have been too ridiculous to pull off without a total suspension of suspension of disbelief.