'All My Children' Finale: Did Erica Kane Get Shot? (VIDEO)
The 'All My Children' finale certainly tried its hardest to give viewers a reason to tune into the series once it moves online. The beloved soap ended with a cliffhanger that hearkened back to the 'Dallas' finale, but instead of "Who shot J.R.?" it was, "Who did J.R. shoot?"
It all happened after Susan Lucci's Erica Kane rejected a marriage proposal from her longtime beau Jackson Montgomery. "I don't want to get married," she said. "As much as I want to be with you, I don't want to rush into some wedding just to reassure you that I'm not going anywhere."
"I wish you the best of luck in L.A., and in the rest of your life, without me," he said, walking out the door.
As Erica pleaded with him to stay and dramatic music played, he delivered a line that referenced 'Gone With the Wind.' "Frankly Erica, I don't give a damn about what you need."
And then the camera panned to the rest of the party, as the shocked cast watched Jackson walk out. J.R. was lurking in the closet, pointing a revolver out the door. As Erica chased after Jackson to win him back, J.R. fired the gun and the screen went black.
Did they kill Erica Kane? If the reports that Lucci rejected Park Place's offer to stay with 'AMC' as it moves online are true, then perhaps the answer is yes.