I'm currently re-watching Knots from start to finish (just started S11). I'm finding it really interesting that when you daily binge watch (as opposed to weekly watch) you really notice those changes in tone/character. I'd forgotten how bad the 'Sally's friend' storyline was - such poor content for Ted. I've really noticed how Gary/Val seem to be secondary characters after being front and centre for so many years - it's shifted to Karen/Mack & Sumner/Paige. Do we know if Julie Harris was ever meant to come back in S10? it felt as if Aunt Ginny's storyline could have been a guest appearance role for Lillimae but that maybe they couldn't get her so they just created Aunt Ginny.