All My Children Weekly Blog
This can't end well. (Soaps.com)
Lori’s All My Children Weekly Wrap Up For January 3 – 7:
Last week I complained because there were no New Year’s Eve celebrations, but this week made up for it with a New Year’s treat courtesy of Erica Kane. Of course other things happened as well, so let’s get to it.
An unhappy New Year.
Monday’s episode started with Erica writing her late mother a letter explaining all that had been going on in her life. She then set upon a tour of Pine Valley where she dropped in on Kendall and David, and of course ran into Caleb. Even though there were no happy celebrations, it was one of the best episodes of All My Children in a long time. I’m not usually a fan of Erica’s, considering her penchant for histrionics, but aside from her outburst at Kendall’s about how hard it was to keep things together, she was subtle, understated and relatable for once. Her visit with Kendall led to her taking a drink (which I think should really be addressed more thoroughly), Kendall ending up in the hospital after a severe coughing fit, Caleb realizing it was Kendall who actually shot David and of course the inevitable kiss between Caleb and Erica. I really enjoy Caleb (who seems to be the epitome of understated) but I’m still not sold on this potential pairing. But I digress. I have to admit, until I read the spoilers, I did not see Kendall as the shooter coming. Did you? Regardless of how I feel about Zach’s death and David’s never-ending coma, the ensuing story has given us great performances, a lot of quality drama and even a surprise twist.
While I don’t miss the old Marissa, this new one seems to forget that she and JR have a contentious relationship. I feel like she’s being played with too much compassion towards her ex. The old Marissa at least retained a hint of disdain and wariness of JR’s civil demeanor. I can only hope she has ulterior motives as well.
I find it amusing that Annie keeps assuming she will be JR's wife by the end of the year. She is so confident she even shares her goal with JR himself, who hasn't even said he loved her yet. Of course the harder she tries to hang on to him, the looser her grasp becomes. I did love Ryan's response to her declaration that she will be JR's wife: "Don't you mean Mrs. Adam Chandler, Jr.'s wife?" Or something like that. Sadly, she needs a man to validate her and her ex-husband's son currently gets that honor. I just wish her vow to never be the other woman again would start right now.
Minister Ricky and Dr. Griffin bickered at Kendall's bedside setting up their rivalry, which I hope won't eventually include Kendall. The powers that be keep saying there will be ample time for Kendall to grieve before she moves on to someone else. I just hope when that happens she's not in the middle of Ricky and Griffin. I would think her (hopefully) eventual feelings for Griffin and her guilt over moving on from Zach would be a triangle enough. Besides, I have never enjoyed a love story that involved a man of the cloth.
An eye for an eye.
After Damon saw Colby and Asher kissing, he headed to Liza's and ended up kissing Colby's mother. History is repeating itself in a big way here and I'm assuming it will facilitate Damon's eventual exit, considering his portrayer Finn Wittrock is leaving All My Children. It's too bad because after watching Damon confront Asher and Colby, I realized he's the only one I like in the younger set. I am interested to see how Tad reacts to learning his son has followed in his cadlike footsteps by having dalliances with a mother and daughter, with Liza as the common factor. That remains to be seen, but what do you think Colby should do about Damon? Vote in our All My Children Poll: Decisions For Colby.
That's it for me this time around. What did you think of all the goings on in Pine Valley? Feel free to share your thoughts below.
- Lori Wilson