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AJ accepting steroids. (TOLN/Hulu)

Hubbard and Tuggle pow-wow. (TOLN/Hulu)

"AMC" Rundown for May 20 and 22:

This week we're down to two episodes but the teen scene picks up again, we get closer to finding Cassandra, and JR befuddles things further.

Is there a doctor in the house?
David took Angie home from the hospital for a reprieve while she waited to hear from Jesse about Cassandra. It's possible he'll be a permanent fixture there since he has nowhere else to go and they are tired of him hanging around the hospital. David really needs a job so it would be nice if Pete took him up on his offer soon so he has a new location to hang out, like an office.

The teen scene.
It can't be emphasized enough how much we need to see more kids than just AJ and Miranda. We can't believe what is going on in their lives just through the discussions the two of them have. We need some action. School as a location works because sometimes it brings interaction with others. Miranda needs a girlfriend as opposed to hanging with AJ all the time. It was nice to see another story develop for AJ when his teammate introduced him to steroids.

Young love.
The show leaves us wanting in the romance department between Pete and Celia and AJ and Miranda. Pete and Celia went to a club and went shopping in NY, but you'd hardly know it because they left a hotel room and arrived back in a hotel room. AJ and Miranda are truly sweet, but that story is going to have complications for a while. Some mature love stories are needed to spice things up outside of Brooke and Adam and Angie and Jesse. Many are unattached but too many are related on this show in an unhealthy way if not by blood. A bit of Zach and Lea could go a long way if that ever gets started and is there a glimmer of something happening between JR and Cara?

Creepiest theme this week.
I was starting to believe the Koslov's were the creepiest thing going in Pine Valley, but JR freaked me out when he confessed he heard everything while in a coma. Cara was right on it this week. She made a house call to schedule PT but it was obvious she wanted to strike some kind of a deal and keep an eye on JR. So much for the "I used to be a bastard" speech, maybe JR still is but we won't know for a while. Celia's mystery man haunting her in her nightmares rates right up there too. At least the creepy-eyed girl in the dream does.

Billy Clyde Tuggle.
Billy Clyde certainly spiced things up outside of Pine Valley. There couldn't have been a more exciting distraction in that dark storyline than the protest he instigated. There is something a little weird about Tuggle "competing" with the Russian mob. It will be fun to see how this all plays out.

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- Violette DeSantis