January 8, 2013
Well, the executive producer of the show responded to the fans outcry. I mean this was the moment that the show has really been leading up to for 3 whole seasons afterall. His full statement is on EW's website but essentially he said that showing the wedding would have been repetitive as people have seen countless wedding scenes in countless TV shows and movies. Yes, but in SOUND OF MUSIC they did not cut to a car returning from the honeymoon -- you get the whole royal wedding! (Unless you happen to watch it on NBC).
Despite this misstep, the show did killer ratings for PBS and nearly 8 million people watched, more than double those who watched last years season opener.