All My Children Interview: Alicia Minshew Previews Upcoming Storyline. (Part Two)
More than just doctor/patient relations? (Soaps.com)
After the crash.
As we’ve already learned in part one of our interview with Alicia Minshew, by the end of this week, Kendall collapses again after remembering she was the one who shot David [Vincent Irizarry]. Once Griffin [Jordi Vilasuso] finds her, he, Cara [Lindsay Hartley] and Jake [Ricky Paull Goldin] race to the hospital in an ambulance, but due to poor weather conditions and a hallucinating Annie [Melissa Claire Egan], they get into an accident. As we continued our conversation with Alicia Minshew [Kendall] on the set while she was filming some of these scenes, she gave us more insight into what was to come.
After the crash, Alicia previewed, “Basically [Kendall’s] about to die. They realize they don’t even have time to get her to the hospital. They have to operate right there. Griffin does it, but the irony is the one doctor they have to call to help him through the surgery via satellite is David Hayward. So David ultimately helps save Kendall’s life, which I think is a great twist, especially since she blames him for Zach’s [Thorsten Kaye] death. In her mind.”
It’s also a great twist considering David knows Kendall was actually the one to shoot him. When we brought this plot point up, Alicia reiterated, “He knows. I don’t think he knows she’s realized it yet because this whole time she’s sort of been in denial about it. Even in spite of the fact that he knows she shot him, he still steps up and saves her. I think it just makes a great thing for everybody to play. Something different.”
Was she aware that Kendall was going to be revealed to be the true shooter? "No! No," Alicia responded. "I think my producer Julie [Hanan Carruthers] told me a little bit before the scripts came out. I was like, 'Really?' Maybe I even read it first. I just know I was very surprised when I found out. No clue. At all. But it makes perfect sense. I mean of course she blows. I kind of like it."
It not only makes sense considering Kendall blames David for the love of her life's death, but it also explains why Erica [Susan Lucci] was so intent on taking the blame for David's shooting and making sure Kendall was protected. "The best thing about Erica is she's the perfect mama bear," Alicia opined. "She's the fiercest mama. Protects her girls to the end. I love that about her. That's what she does. She is fiercely protecting Kendall."
Will Kendall and Griffin's relationship be affected now that the very capable and handsome doctor saved her life? Alicia mused, "He's always been her doctor who kind of annoyed her and he's cute or whatever, but she's not in any place to look at anybody. She just misses her husband. He promises to save her life and she trusts him and he does it. And she sees how much this man seems to care for her life and it's huge to her this man did everything he could to save her life and he did. I don't know where it's going right now, but I know it develops into a caring friendship over something that these people shared. His walls are up a lot. She's just saying, 'Hmmm. He's an interesting guy who saved my life.' So, who knows what will happen."
How would you like to see things develop? Feel free to comment on the storyline and what it will mean for Kendall below.
- Lori Wilson