All My Children Weekly Blog
Inching closer? (Soaps.com)
Lori’s “All My Children” Weekly Wrap Up For April 25 – 29:
Last week seemed to drag out some of the stories that need to quickly resolve themselves. I would have liked to have seen more David/Liza, Frankie/Randi and Scott/Madison, but we can’t always get what we want. While it was more of the same last week, a few new developments did occur and there was some big news in the returning character department, so let’s get down to it.
Apparently Tad has some occupational competition, as Ryan hired a P.I. other than him to look into Zach’s death. But what was more puzzling than that, was the P.I. helped Ryan peg the guy who stabbed Griffin as the NTSB agent who Ryan met months ago, who told him they were putting Zach’s death to bed. He also discovered that Ricky was in the same city when and where Zach’s plane exploded. This seems like a good time to bring in the cops, wouldn’t you say? Of course, that’s not going to happen and Kendall is going to try and get information out of Ricky by seducing him. I’m not sure exactly what her overall plan is, but I would think having the cops help her would be a better alternative than kissing the man she believes killed her husband. What do you think Kendall should do? Vote in our All My Children Poll: Kendall’s Investigation.
Culprit or Red herring?
After getting served food from Krystal’s, Erica started to believe Krystal was behind her kidnapping. The show has also tried to subtly lead us to believe Krystal is the guilty party by having Krystal conveniently leave scenes in time to talk to Erica as the disguised voice. I don’t believe she’s Erica’s captor though. First of all, how on Earth would Krystal be able to pull off this elaborate scheme? Secondly, it’s too convenient and I don’t believe she would tip her hand by serving Erica her own food. Thirdly, it seems like a big ole red herring. Unless of course the red herring is the red herring. I think “As the World Turns” did this once by clearing the obviously guilty party early on, only to make that character the actual guilty one in the end. It could happen, but I really hope they don’t ruin Krystal’s character like that. Even though I really would like to see Erica freed, I am enjoying trying to figure out who her kidnapper is.
Love and friendship.
JR was pretty cute trying to set Bianca up. Who knew he had a soft spot for Binx? Of course, the date didn’t work out so well as the woman, Louise, realized Bianca had a thing for Marissa. I'm liking Marissa and Bianca's chemistry more and more and think a JR/Marissa/Bianca love triangle could be pretty interesting. I just hope JR doesn't turn to his nasty ways if he is forced to fight Bianca for Marissa's heart.
Best laid plans.
Amanda has been trying to get Jake to make baby number two for awhile now, but he told her the timing was bad. She's apparently not listening though as she secretly threw away her birth control pills. I’m not sure tricking one's husband into having a baby is the best way to keep him though and I don't like seeing her resort to these tactics. Jake clearly loves Amanda and his life with her, so all she really needs to do is wait for the chemistry between Tad and Cara to blossom into love and hopefully, Jake will get over his residual feelings for his ex. I'm guessing by the time September rolls around, that's what will happen. At least I hope it does.
Back from the dead?
It seems Cady McClain is on her way back to Pine Valley as Dixie. I for one hope she returns as a ghost in order to allow Tad to move on with Cara. Tad and Cara's scenes together last week playing crossword puzzles and joking about her snoring just further proved to me how adorable they will be as a full fledged couple. And since Dixie has already returned as a ghost/vision after eating those darned pancakes, it would be a huge stretch if she was all of a sudden alive. So, it is my hope that Dixie appears to Tad to assure him it's alright to love again. What do you think? Share your thoughts below.
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