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    Friday, September 03 2010


    Bob and Kim have a hard week (Soaps.com)
    Thoughts on the week of August 30:

    It was a rather morbid week in Oakdale. It was also highly concentrated, which helped a great deal. There was no CarJack to be seen. No Dusty or Janet, no Craig or Lily. Unfortunately there was quite a bit of Katie but beggars can't be choosers.

    No more Nancy.
    Although I knew it was coming, I found Nancy's death rather odd. Maybe disappointing would be a better way of putting it. There wasn't even a funeral. I think it was the least ceremonial death for a major character I've ever seen. I can understand why. She's been largely absent for years and they don't have a lot of time left, but still... When Alice Horton died on Days they spun it out for weeks and Nancy's death, coinciding with the end of the show, has even more symbolic value. It's not that it was badly done exactly, but more like it was underdone and it left an eerie depressing tone over everything which made Chris' situation feel a lot less dramatic and just plain dreary. Maybe that's part of some larger plan for emotional catharsis as the show ushers to the end? I know the final week is going to flip things into optimism overdrive. We'll have to wait and see if it actually works... But the candle scene with her family and friends was nice and simple and Bob and Kim's scene discussing her passing the next day was also subtle and quite decent. Kim had a bunch of good scenes actually.

    Return engagement.
    Alison and Casey got engaged again. That was cute, even though their past engagement was kind of painful. For some reason, I always manage to completely ignore the history of both characters so I never know how to feel about anything they do. They're just kind of there and vaguely pleasant. I guess it doesn't help that people have been constantly getting married and engaged on the show for the past few months, big soap events that are generally played anti-climatically for some reason in Oakdale. Henry and Barbara actually made that work and made it touching, but most of the time it feels like these things only happen so that they can flop and be undone.


    Noah's new persona (Soaps.com)
    John's return.
    It's also been nice to have John Dixon back, even if it's for a pretty thankless plot as far as he's concerned. He's been a delight in his brief scenes with Lucinda, but I'm a bit weirded out by how well he's gotten along with Bob and Kim, even considering the situation. Anyway, his return is a pleasant gesture at best. It hasn't amounted to much else.

    Losing heart.
    Noah has finally developed a personality over his last few appearances and he seems to be a jerk. He's moving to LA to be with all the other Corbin Fisher rejects, but he made a final bid to lure Luke away first. He wouldn't go because he finally admitted that he's fallen for Reid. The doctor admitted the same. Reid actually had a nice week. Caring, but never schmaltzy; just balanced. Of course, he's a real softy inside. You'd have to be in order to tolerate, let alone like, Katie. He softened up way too fast for my liking, but what are you going to do? It's the Snyder effect. Any man or woman who gets involved with that clan either gets a soft head or a soft heart. Seeing everyone suffering, he decided to run off and, more or less, steal a heart for Chris. I felt kind of queasy as everyone debated taking hearts away from people to give to Chris. I mean, I don't want the guy dead, but I wouldn't let anyone else die for him, even if it was a baboon. Reid raced off after telling Luke that he loved him and then got stuck on some railroad tracks to get run down. Since this whole fiasco is going to stretch through next week, I'm not going to get into how much this sucks, but it really does. How do you feel about it? Vote in our poll and let us know.

    Anyway, that was my mindless blathering for the week. Please feel free to leave your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below and remember that this is all in fun.

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    - Matt Purvis


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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by md1347 at Saturday, September 04 2010 09:18 AM

    Pretty pathetic cheap shot at Noah.

    Posted by Amesstar at Saturday, September 04 2010 09:51 AM

    agree with md134. Pathetic

    Posted by Bijou1986 at Saturday, September 04 2010 11:26 AM

    gotta love the noah hate everywhere. yes im being sarcastic. i hate to break it to you but there are STILL PLENTY of Noah/Jake fans out there that want to see him with Luke. And yes he was snarky to reid but can you blame him!? the guy stole his boyfriend. doesnt matter if you think the sun shines out of reids ass or not - its true. and the EPIC romance between luke and reid? im not buying it - at all. way to FAIL atwt. i'll be glad when this trainwreck (no pun intended) is over.

    and for a blog that is all in fun there is a lot of character hate in it.

    Posted by Earthmom at Saturday, September 04 2010 11:50 AM

    I think the blog was spot on as far as Noah was concerned. He IS a jerk. He is going to be doing some serious backpedaling next week. Even losing his sight was not enough for him to become an adult who's sensitive to the feelings of others. He is still as immature and hateful as ever. The only time he wasn't being shallow and self-centered was when he married Ameera.

    Posted by atwtfan1 at Saturday, September 04 2010 02:08 PM

    Ahh, the Noah hate never gets old. You're just mad because TPTB decided to kill of Reid. You should be mad at ATWT, not Noah.

    Posted by Nuke1981 at Saturday, September 04 2010 02:12 PM

    I agree pretty pathetic cheap shot at Noah.

    Posted by thomson at Sunday, September 05 2010 03:52 PM

    I THINK NOAH IS THE ONE THAT CUT THE BREAKS IN REID'S CAR TO CAUSE THE ACCDANT IT SHOULD BE NOAH IN THE CAR AND NOT REID

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