All My Children Weekly Blog
Out of control. (Soaps.com)
Lori’s All My Children Weekly Wrap Up For February 7 – February 11:
Last week gave us the answers to one storyline, while ramping up the drama to a couple of others. Let’s get to it, shall we?
After Griffin saved Kendall’s life (was there any doubt?) with David’s help, Jake saw Cara’s necklace with her wedding ring on it. She tried to explain it away, but to no avail and finally fessed up as to why she left him: Members of a drug cartel were out for revenge after one of their people died while Cara treated a child first. I don’t know about you, but I felt it was a pretty weak explanation. I’m not sure what I wanted her reasons to be, but it seems like all she had to do was tell Jake they were in danger and they could have left Africa together. That’s a lot of drama and heartache to put yourself through for no reason at all. She left with Griffin after all, did she not care that she was putting him in danger as well? What I did like about those scenes though was Jake’s understated response to her confession. I really dig how calm he is upon hearing the most life altering news. There are no histrionics or outbursts, yet you can still relate to his pain. Who knows what this revelation will mean for Jake and Amanda’s marriage, but there is certainly more interesting drama to come.
New and improved?
While I didn’t particularly like David’s predictable return from the dead or the month he spent in a coma afterwards, I am loving him now that he’s back among the living. You know the wheels are still turning in his head as he plots and plans, but he is acting more like a human being with some relatable qualities. His villainy is just below the surface instead of in your face, which is more realistic and far more entertaining in my opinion. What’s yours? Vote in our poll on Caleb Cortlandt.
The other side of the coin.
While David is more shades of grey these days, Annie is full on, all over the map crazy. From crashing into the ambulance to handcuffing Colby to attacking Marissa, Annie has definitely gone off the deep end. JR can’t ignore it any longer, but he is trying to handle her as delicately as he can. His concern for her is admirable, it’s just too bad his good intentions will give Annie the time she needs to do even more damage.
Heading to the chapel.
Well, ConFusion anyway. Ryan and Greenlee's wedding day has arrived, but will they actually get married? Since Greenlee blurted out Madison was pregnant in front of Ryan, it's anyone's guess. Unless you read the spoilers of course. As for a related couple, Jack and Erica's relationship hit another snag when Erica told him she wasn't attending the wedding. Like Jake, Erica and Jack remained calm, yet the tension filled the screen as they discussed the situation. The impact was so much greater and heartfelt than if they had been screaming at each other. I worry for their future, but at least Erica is pushing Caleb away and trying to make an effort with Jack, the only way that Erica knows how.
Speaking of Caleb, I'm a little disappointed he's gone so soft. The gruff, tell-it-like-it-is mountain man we first met has been reduced to following Erica around like a puppy dog. I realize there needs to be some growth in his character, but I preferred him when he would matter-of-factly tell Erica what to do and leave it at that. It's nice to see a chink in his armor by him having feelings for her, but I'd like to see him get a storyline separate from Erica, so he's not completely consumed by her.
That's it for me this time around. What did you think of last week's All My Children? Feel free to share your thoughts below.
- Lori Wilson