October 6, 2022
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‘The Goldbergs’ Season 10 Premiere Reveals Destiny of Jeff Garlin’s Murray

What’s one of the simplest ways to deal with the controversial exit of a lead actor? Properly, by killing off their character, clearly.

That’s precisely what occurred to Jeff Garlin‘s Murray within the Season 10 premiere of ABC‘s The Goldbergs on Wednesday, September 21. The choice to kill off the Golberg patriarch got here as Garlin exited the sitcom collection final December following a HR investigation into misconduct allegations.

The Goldbergs showrunner Alex Barnow revealed final month that the tenth season would decide up a number of months after Murray’s demise, and that’s what viewers noticed within the premiere. The present opened with a voiceover, the place the older Adam Goldberg (Patton Oswalt) defined what the varied relations had been as much as over the summer time.

“That yr, there was one change that made the whole lot cease,” Adam mentioned because the digital camera targeted on Murray’s favourite chair, now empty. Then, because the room went darkish and a highlight appeared over the chair, Adam continued, “Only a few months in the past, out of nowhere, we misplaced my dad. We’ll at all times love you, dad. All the time. And we’ll discover a solution to proceed on collectively. As a result of, in spite of everything, we’re the Goldbergs.”

The episode paid tribute to Garlin’s character by turning his favourite recliner right into a glider within the nursery for Erica’s (Hayley Orrantia) child. “It seems the individuals we are saying goodbye to by no means actually depart us. However that doesn’t imply we don’t miss them,” Adam concluded on the finish of the episode.

Hours earlier than the Season 10 premiere, Garlin opened up about his psychological well being struggles, revealing that he has bipolar dysfunction. “Bipolar is a motherf***er. Typically it’s simply an excessive amount of to cope with,” he wrote in an Instagram post. “I’m doing the very best I can. That is the primary time that I’ve opened up about this.”

The Goldbergs, Season 10, Wednesdays, 8:30/7:30c, ABC