All My Children Weekly Blog
More drama ahead. (Soaps.com)
Lori’s All My Children Weekly Wrap Up For January 31 – February 4:
Last week, Kendall remembered, Ryan plotted and Annie of course went off the deep end. Other things seeped in there as well, so let’s get to it.
Cut from the same cloth?
I hate how Ryan set David up to look like he was trying to escape the hospital. First of all, it was way too elaborate to be accomplished in that short of a time frame. Secondly, Ryan was too smug about it, when in reality he was acting almost as bad as David. And why Jesse fell for Ryan’s set up hook, line and sinker is beyond me. Beenaroundalongtime agrees, posting, “Jesse, you know David. He wouldn’t be this sloppy. It was too easy.” While many posters also feel Ryan is no better than David, jumps disagrees: “Difference between David and Ryan…David intended to murder Ryan. Ryan did not have any such intentions.” Who do you think is worse?
JR is finally seeing how far off the rails Annie has gone and is doing his best to get her some help. I don’t necessarily believe he is in love with her, as he tried to make her believe, but at least he is decent enough not to kick her to the curb. Too bad he didn’t see this sooner though, or at least drive her home from the beach cottage before she drove into the ambulance, endangering so many lives. Although, JR leaving her behind did give Annie time to tackle a snooping Colby and handcuff her, which I enjoyed very much.
The truth is out.
Erica finally told Jack the truth about Kendall. When pressed as to why she told Caleb and not him, Erica dredged up the past regarding how Jack's testimony about their long ago affair cost her custody of Bianca. Jack was outraged she would bring up such an old issue, but HipHopGrandma is with Erica on this one: "Why in the world would she tell Jack what Kendall did? At least Caleb can keep a secret." However, jumps feels, "If after all these years, Erica can't trust Jackson because of that, there is no hope for them." I can understand Jack's irritation over her bringing that up, but that happens in real life all the time, doesn't it? We do tend to hang on to things that we seemingly have gotten over, only to throw it in the faces of the people we love. What do you think? Vote in our All My Children Poll: Does Erica Need To Let It Go?
I have to admit, Griffin's confession to Kendall about him being the one to steal the hospital drugs surprised me. He of course told her in order to gain her trust so she would undergo surgery and it worked, well, until she remembered she was the one who shot David, of course. I wonder if Cara knows about her brother's activity since she's trying so hard to help Tad with the case. Maybe she's trying to help steer him in the wrong direction?
As for Kendall, I'll chalk up her leaving the hospital and wandering around in the woods to her being drugged up from whatever Griffin put in her IV. It was a little silly, but they had to heighten the drama, right? Regardless, I find it interesting that she doesn't remember pulling the trigger when she supposedly shot David. Could this mean she didn’t do it? Was there another shooter?
Sad to see her go.
Natalia was given a send off to her new job by the Hubbards and Brot last week with a party at Krystal's. TPTB have stated she will return every so often, so it won't be the last we see of her, but it's too bad her relationship with Brot won't be given the attention it deserves. They are one of the most realistic and sweetest couples on the show and it's disappointing they didn't have more screen time. Here's hoping they can keep Brot interesting by having him show up for more than just the occasional arrest and keep his and Natalia's love alive for when she does come around Pine Valley again.
That's it for me this week. What did you think of the goings on? Feel free to share your thoughts below. And if you haven't already, read my interview with Lindsay Hartley and Ricky Paull Goldin.
- Lori Wilson