On this day in 1991, the television drama thirtysomething unexpectedly killed off a beloved character.
From the archives:
“As I aged into my twenties and thirties, I learned the lessons that made the thirtysomething characters so human (or ‘too human to be likeable’, as some people found them). I learned that adulthood is a process of preparedness. Adulthood is a vigilant quest against chaos. We wrap our behaviors in moral platitudes and social mores, but most of what we do is evolutionary, designed to keep chaos at bay.”