Flag differences between date columns if linked cells are involved


I'm having trouble getting formulas to work for a comparison of two date columns and I'm wondering if it is because one of the cells is a linked cell. It doesn't matter whether my two columns are actually equal or different, the equations always generate the same response. Am I doing something wrong?

Here are some screen captures. In the first one I use this formula (taken from a Community post):

=IF([Restim Ex Sch End Date]@row = "", "", IF([Restim Ex Sch End Date]@row = Finish@row, "FALSE", "TRUE"))

In the second screen capture I used a more basic formula:

=IF(Finish@row = [Restim Ex Sch End Date]@row, "True", "UPDATE")


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