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Eyes up Opal. (TOLN/Hulu)

More anguish. (TOLN/Hulu)

"AMC" Rundown for July 15:

Emotions ran high this week, and not many of them were happy and light. In fact, things were downright depressing in Pine Valley as plots got pushed forward on a few storylines and teases were made about what’s to come. We love the drama but wouldn’t mind a side of joy served along with it.

Missing mom.
Bianca must be very torn. A loyal sister, she has to be with her during her health crisis, which likely could be helped by David’s controversial new bio-sensor product. But Miranda is so fragile and missing her mom right now. Being bullied is a traumatic thing and now she has all these conflicting feelings for her best friend. How much longer does Bianca think she can have her teenage daughter live with AJ anyway? Dixie is never around, and neither is Brooke, so the most supervision they get is from JR, who is doing drugs and hiding kids. And after Miranda’s conversation with AJ about her test-tube background, the reveal of her Cambias parentage has got to be coming up soon. How do you think Miranda will find out about how she was conceived? Vote below or let us know your views in the comments.

Angie’s anguish.
Watching Angie struggle with Cassandra’s decision is rough. She doesn’t want Cassandra to have to relive the horrors she has been through every time she sees her baby, but it’s still her grandchild. And because Cassandra was degraded in every possible way, Angie doesn’t want her to feel even more regret and pain for deciding to have an abortion while she heals from it all. This is such a tough call and not a decision anyone could make for them. "AMC" is certainly not shying away from getting political as Angie referenced some very controversial comments made by a politician about how women don’t get pregnant from rape. Wowza.

Hens in the fox den.
Colby’s constant shoving of her non-existent relationship with Pete in everyone’s face has gone from catty to desperate, not that we don’t love watching it all. Opal and Colby are the perfect sparring partners over Petey’s chiseled abs, and their back and forth in his new condo showcased the best of what we can expect from these two in the future. And with a lead-in to what Opal’s next act could be, fingers are crossed for a revival of the Glamorama!

Joe.
It is heartwarming to watch Joe, who has been on the show since day one, play such an important role in the lives of the people he cares about. He gives loving advice, reserves judgment and can really keep a secret – even if it seems like he might have a few of his own. We are still wondering what happened when Joe visited Billy Clyde a few weeks ago – does he know about the preacher’s windfall?

Bad love.
This is not the end of Lea and Zach for sure, but maybe if she brought back a bit of Sinnamon they could just get between the sheets and get on with it. And as Jesse’s lies were exposed, we have a feeling this could be a breaking point for him and Angie. She is going to need some comfort and the good Dr. Hayward might only be too happy to provide it.

Catch up on everything that happened in Llanview this week in our One Life To Live Weekly Blog. Read Soaps.com’s All My Children Recaps: Part 1 and 2 for more details about what went down in Pine Valley, including more about Colby’s scheming and Miranda’s close connection with AJ.

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- Hollie Deese