This is the title of this week's AWTW poll. It reads:
"It was a hard week in Oakdale.
Not only did Nancy pass away, but Dr. Oliver suffered a fate usually reserved for women in silent film melodramas. Reid's demise will help save Chris, but is that a fair exchange or a price too high?"
A fair exchange?!?!? Are you kidding me? This was an unnecessary price too high...to see the demise of Reid so that Chris could live!!! What a helluva way to end what was once, and could have been again, a great soap opera!!!
Have you not see the ratings lately? There is a LOT of interest in this soap...and it's not because of the storylines that have been given to us, the viewers, lately. We've stayed loyal even though the storylines have been beyond bizarre!!! It's because we grew up with ATWT and remember all the people in Oakdale whom we've loved and/or hated for so many years. It's because it once was not afraid to delve into subjects that were taboo to other networks. It showed a slice of real Americana in it's diversity and characters. But that's gone now, and has been for a good, long while. Yet, we've stuck in there...hoping against hope that this show would not end but would be picked up by another entity who saw the true potential in good, compelling storytelling. However, sadly that hasn't happened.
So on the 17th of September the world will stop turning once and for all. What a truly sad end to the once great ATWT. Yes, the writers had a diamond in the rough to revamp and to develop new and even more interesting stories to tell. However, they dropped the ball and let this icon of the television industry spin out of control with erractic storylines, some boring to the point of tears, and even ridiculous, and yet others so compelling (i.e., Luke and Reid) were destroyed in one final cruel act. You've given your profession a black mark that will not soon be forgotten, nor forgiven!!!
Reid was the most exciting, interesting and complex character to come to Oakdale in a long time and brought a new breath of life to this show. And how do you, the writers, repay him? You killed him so that a character, who just happens to have the last name of Hughes, could live! What a travisty!!! Shame on you for taking the easy way out and sacrificing a gay man so that a straight man could live!!! Let's face it, because we're all adults here, and it needs to be said out loud! That's the real reason you killed Reid...