All My Children Weekly Blog
A tangled web. (Soaps.com)
Lori’s All My Children Weekly Wrap Up For January 24 – 28:
Last week gave us more insight into Cara, a farewell to Damon and the continued dismantling of Annie. Some other things, good and bad, happened as well, so let’s get to it…
Go west young man.
Damon’s gone. I don’t feel that it’s the hugest loss, but I recognize the lost storyline potential. Not for the fallout of Liza and Damon’s affair, but for Damon and his father Tad and possibly the brother he never met, Jamie. All that’s left of the younger set now is Colby and Asher and I kind of wish they would follow Damon to California.
Out of character.
David is acting suspiciously like a human being, with just flashes of the old David in there. He agreed to divorce Greenlee by signing the papers as soon as she presented them to him. He also reached out to Liza, but she thought he was manipulating her. He was certainly earnest about wanting to help her though, wasn’t he? HipHopGrandma thinks it’s a ruse, as she posted in the daily comments section: “Remember, this is David Hayward we’re talking about, and David always has an ulterior motive. Whatever he’s planning, it will not be good for Greenlee and Ryan.” What do you think? Does David have something up his sleeve?
Cara admitted to Jake she had leukemia as a child last week and that’s why she got so outraged about the little girl’s parents’ treatment of her. They were nice scenes between the two but I certainly hope there’s more to her story about why she left him in Africa. Wanting to see the world to find more adventure just doesn’t cut it. Diana8254 mused, “I wonder if Cara’s cancer came back and that is why she left Jake.” That’s a good possibility, but I still hope it’s more than just about her health. I want a good mystery or adventure story in there. What do you think the real story is? Vote in our All My Children Poll: The Truth About Cara.
Finding that adventure.
After her confession to Jake, Cara got the rush she so enjoys while helping Tad with his undercover work. This was of course after she almost sabotaged his investigation. They really do play well off each other and as opposed as I am to siblings basically sharing lovers, I see the potential between them. It was pretty funny though that Tad was trying to track down who was stealing hospital drugs at the same time Ryan (posting as an orderly) had his head stuck in an open medicine cabinet at said hospital. Maybe PVH wouldn’t be bleeding drugs if they didn't make them so easily accessible. Many of you also commented on how ludicrous it was that Ryan was going undercover in the hospital where everyone knows him. As if no one would recognize him.
Continuing down a dark path.
With Annie circling the drain and Melissa Claire Egan leaving the show, it seems Annie will exit Pine Valley in a straight jacket, handcuffs or a pine box. JR is finally catching on to the fragile state he's driving Annie to and called the doctor from Oak Haven. That should go over well when Annie finds out. As for Marissa, her only purpose seems to be to help facilitate Annie's exit, so I'm not sure why the recast was necessary. What will she do once Annie is gone?
Kendall went back to work before getting clearance from Griffin. He of course hightailed it over to Fusion to make sure she was okay. The more I see them together the more I like them. I can't wait until Griffin reveals more of himself to Kendall and they start to grow closer.
I also see lots of potential in Scott and Madison. Their hot dog date was cute and when he's not being overly glib, he's pretty enjoyable. I loved that Greenlee basically reiterated one of my past observations that Scott got a sense of humor in prison. He's a totally different person. Which prison can do to you, but it usually doesn't lighten someone up. Regardless, I think Madison and Scott have more chemistry than Madison ever had with Ryan. With the secret Scott is keeping from Madison about cozying up to her on Greenlee's behalf, the secret Madison is keeping from Ryan about being pregnant, and the secret Greenlee is keeping about knowing Madison is pregnant, the fallout of all the reveals should be pretty fun to watch.
So, that's it for me this week. What did you think of the goings on in Pine Valley? Feel free to share your thoughts below.
- Lori Wilson