All My Children Weekly Blog
Falling in love? (Soaps.com)
Lori’s “All My Children” Weekly Wrap Up For April 18 – 22:
As I started writing my blog for this week, I realized most things from here on out will be in reference to how things will/should end in September. It’s hard to watch some of the storylines knowing they only have a few months to wrap everything up in a way fans will approve of and that makes sense for the characters. The writers certainly have their work cut out for them with the way some things are being handled right now, so let’s get to it.
Not enough time.
I’d like to see Bianca and Marissa embark on a romance, but I’m not sure there’s enough time to tell the story right before September. I’ll settle for Marissa and JR getting back together and Bianca finding some happiness with someone who is already an out and proud lesbian. What do you think? Vote in our All My Children Poll: Bianca’s Love Life.
Oh, how I hope Erica doesn’t stay trapped in her recreated room for much longer. Unfortunately, soaps have the bad habit of dragging things out for too long, so I’m not too optimistic. With the September deadline looming, I hope once new head writer Lorraine Broderick’s influence kicks in, this will be put to a quick end so Erica can get down to the business of being happy with Jack. Although, I am intrigued about who had the money to copy Erica’s expensive tastes and the brains to pull this off.
Keeping her enemy close.
I don't know why Angie would ever trust David to help restore her eyesight, but I'm glad she is hearing him out. Their upcoming interactions could be pretty interesting to watch, as David finds Angie that miracle cure, all while manipulating his way back into the hospital. I don't want him to turn into a softie, but I would like to see him end his reign in Pine Valley on top. I'm actually not opposed to seeing him pull off one last spectacular scheme before he goes out though either. I just hope they give him something worthy to do.
Kendall had a busy week as she figured out Ricky was the one behind Zach's death, enlisted Ryan's help and broke Griffin out of police custody. I'd like to believe this will quickly be resolved as well, but it looks like the storyline is heading into May sweeps. I'm not sure if I can take another month of this, unless of course it all ends with the reveal that Zach is alive and Thorsten Kaye returns. Then it would all be worth it. And while I love the park setting they use, why would Kendall bring Griffin, now a fugitive, to such a public place after breaking him out of the hospital? For that matter, why wouldn’t she go to Jesse with Zach's letter and zip drive in hopes of formally clearing Griffin?
Marriage then love.
Tara? Cad? I'm not sure what their couple name is these days, but Tad and Cara are definitely a bright spot in any episode. They have such an easy rapport and genuinely like each other. Watching her exasperate him is great fun, but it's also sweet when he's there to comfort her and vice versa. The best thing about them is since a connection has already been established between them there is plenty of time for them to genuinely and believably fall in love before the end.
Aside from not getting enough Madison and Scott or Frankie and Randi, but liking how little we saw of Ryan and Greenlee, that's it for me this week. What did you think of last week's "All My Children?" Feel free to share your thoughts below.
- Lori Wilson