How Jeff Garlins Murray Was Written Off In The Season 10 Premiere – Deadline

Like The Conners and Two and a half MenABCs The Goldbergs dealt with a protagonist’s controversial exit by killing their character off-screen.

The fate of Goldbergs patriarch Murray was revealed last month by showrunner Alex Barnow, who said in an interview that season 10 will begin several months after Murray’s death.

That’s exactly what happened tonight in the season 10 premiere, which featured Murray’s disappearance in the voiceover opening, where Adam summed up what the various family members had been up to over the summer.

“That year there was one change that made everything stop,” Adam said as the camera moved slowly from one side of the living room, where relatives came and went, fast forward to the other, where Murray’s favorite chair was. empty, as the music changed from hectic to gloomy.

“Just a few months ago, out of nowhere, we lost my father,” Adam said as the room went dark, a spotlight over the chair. “We will always love you, Daddy. Always. And we will find a way to move forward together. After all, we are the Goldbergs.”

While the family let go of most of Murray’s belongings, the family kept a memory of him in the house when his armchair – initially discarded but then rescued by Pop Pop – was eventually turned into a glider in the nursery for Erica’s baby.

“It turns out that the people we say goodbye to never really leave us. But that doesn’t mean we don’t miss them,” Adam said in a voiceover toward the end of the episode.

Garlin has gone away The Goldbergs last December in response to HR investigations into allegations of misconduct.

“This is going to be a family that hasn’t come to terms with the fact that their father is gone, but kind of moved on and dealt with a lot of it,” Barnow said last month. “We start with optimism about [Erica’s] baby comes and looks forward to the future. It’s an opportunity for this interesting emotional foundation for the way people behave.”

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