Why couldn't April have been a Mrs JR Ewing..at least the original version of April. I do agree that from 1987 through 1990..her character was gradually watered down...and the shoe realized it hence why her sister Michelle was introduced. Bobby and April didn't fit...and I think having Bobby date seriously without another long term love interest would have been better especially if the story had it that Pam was kidnapped and vanished after the accident...and was presumed dead. Pam and JR were the yin and yang of Dallas. The show needed both of them...and if you think about it...the dream season was all from Pam's pov...the last time the show put importance on the character.