All My Children Weekly Blog
A better pairing. (Soaps.com)
The big news on AMC last week was Kendall’s return. While she was a welcome sight, other things happened as well, such as a surprise hook up, a makeover, and a confession.
Kendall’s return to Pine Valley didn’t exactly garner the same fanfare Brenda’s did on General Hospital, but in some respects her initial return was more satisfying. In her first week, she was with other major players in her storyline: Ryan, Greenlee and Bianca, while Brenda remained in Italy away from all the people GH fans are dying to see her interact with. While it was nice to see Kendall get reacquainted with Greenlee and Ryan, I was more impressed with her scenes with nuBianca as I believed they were sisters, forgetting that there’s a new actress in the role of Binx. Well, until Kendall actually called her Binx, as that felt forced, but otherwise the scenes seemed effortless. Now all we need is Zach back and it’ll be the perfect homecoming.
Trouble in Paradise.
Speaking of Binx, we learned she and Reese have separated due to Reese’s relationship with Zach. I’m glad they didn’t forget that and that all is not well in their marriage. Now they just need to bring the character to Pine Valley to give Bianca a storyline. However, I kind of hope they recast the part as I wasn’t a huge fan of Tamara Braun’s portrayal of Bianca’s lover.
The fact that Jake went along with Ryan’s plan to fake a relapse was ridiculous. I was glad Jake joked that he could lose his job over it, because he could, and I highly doubt he would waste hospital resources to help Greenlee get out of her marriage. The plan worked though and Greenlee finally fessed up to Ryan about David’s blackmail. She admitted he fabricated evidence implicating her in Erica’s plane crash, but conveniently left out the part about knowing that David was the one responsible and that it was her idea to set Erica up for stealing from the Miranda Center. The best part of that whole storyline though, aside from Kendall’s return, was when Annie came to visit Ryan. I loved that he broke out of his “coma” to roll his eyes at her. Funny stuff.
A New Man.
I am really liking Caleb more and more. His rapport with Krystal is charming as is the softening of his gruff exterior. Just as long as he doesn't get too soft, especially after his makeover. I don't want to see him get together with Erica though and hope they will just end up as friends when she returns. There are many possibilities for him as a character, but I think pairing him with Erica would be a mistake, as most fans want to see her and Jack finally is happy. He has chemistry with Krystal and she needs a storyline anyway, so I hope they focus on building them a relationship.
Leveling the Playing Field.
Marissa and Scott hit the sheets when they thought Annie and JR had just done the same thing, which is kind of a fun twist, but Scott and Marissa are pretty boring characters so it didn't really have that much impact or heat. Annie hasn't cheated on Scott, so it should be interesting to see how she reacts to learning about his indiscretion. As for JR, he really doesn't have too much room to judge, but I can only assume he will have an explosive reaction to it. What do you think about this twist? Vote in our poll about Marissa and Scott.
Angie and Jesse have been doing a lot of hand wringing about her condition, so I was happy when she insisted things needed to go back to normal, which meant he needed to get his job back. Her conversation with her unborn child about what a cool family he/she was being born into was also a brighter spot in this serious story, which is needed. If things remain too bleak it will suck out any interest I have in it.
That's all I got this time around. What did you think about last week's AMC? Feel free to share your thoughts below.
- Lori Wilson