All My Children Weekly Blog
Taking the plunge. (Soaps.com)
Lori’s All My Children Weekly Wrap Up For January 10 – 14:
Last week brought the drama and a little bit of craziness, as Damon and Liza crossed the line and Annie started circling the drain. A little romance seeped in as well courtesy of Brot and Natalia, which was definitely a bright spot. So, let’s get to it.
Not exactly “OZ.”
I love the new life breathed into the character of Scott. I believe he is a force to be reckoned with and look forward to seeing what will come from his deal with Greenlee to romance Madison. However, what I’m not buying is that he’s had a hard time in prison. Every time he says it, while he’s lounging in the visitor’s area, which seems to be solely used by him, I just laugh. Talk to tortured Michael Corinthos in sister city Port Charles and then get back to me on your rough prison stint Scott.
Like father like son.
The fallout of Damon and Liza sleeping together provided some pretty great drama and acting on behalf of Jamie Luner (Liza), Finn Wittrock (Damon) and Michael Knight (Tad). Damon and Liza’s pain was palpable, as was Tad’s disgust for Liza’s actions, yet regret over his own past behavior with her. Although stunned by his son’s admission, Tad was quick to support Damon, who could barely look his father in the eye. I’m not sure I agree with Tad’s advice to keep his indiscretion from Colby, but I was pretty enthralled as the all scenes played out. What do you think? Should someone tell Colby the truth, or should it remain a secret? Vote in our All My Children Poll: Should Colby Know the Truth?
Even though I'd rather see Annie stand up for herself and demand more respect from JR, her antics have been pretty entertaining. Jealousy and insecurity are getting the best of her and she's sabotaging her chance of happiness with her third Chandler man all on her own. Watching her scramble to try and cover up the fact that she accidentally knocked Marissa out was highly amusing, as was her reaction to Amanda telling her she was overreacting - "Me. Dramatic?" - and cooling off their friendship - "Are you breaking up with me?" I fear things will get worse for poor Annie before they get better, but I hope she keeps her delusions on the lighter side and doesn't end up back in the loony bin.
A silver lining?
Ryan suspected Zach was killed by his partners who didn't want to sell the casinos. This led him to put his Superman cape on in order to get to the bottom of it. While Ryan protects every woman and child in Pine Valley, I'm hoping this leads to a reveal that Zach is actually alive somewhere having escaped the plane explosion. It would actually be pretty great to have Kendall grow close to Griffin, just as Zach returned. Griffin probably wouldn't stand a chance, but I think he could eventually be a realistic rival to Zach. Of course, it's all just one big pipe dream at this point.
Highlight of the week.
How sweet were Brot and Natalia last week? While I find it comical they keep using their stakeout locations to further their romance (even if the mayor and commissioner do not), I thought their talk about his scars and her virginity was fairly honest, sweet and believable. The addition of Angie and Jesse's counsel made the scenes all the more endearing.
That's it for me this time around. What did you think of the goings on in Pine Valley last week? Feel free to share your thoughts below.
- Lori Wilson