All My Children Weekly Blog
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Lori’s “All My Children” Weekly Wrap Up For May 9 – 13:
Last week in Pine Valley, Tad continued to be the sole worrier, AJ stepped up, Madison had an accident and Erica met her match. There was plenty of drama to go around so let’s get to it.
While I really like Tad and Cara, I feel Tad is in danger of becoming annoying when it comes to his wife. For some reason, Tad seems to be the only one concerned about Cara’s immigration status, as she continues to take risks and Jake continues to be sucked into her drama. I like that Tad cares about her and is worried for her safety, but I’m getting a little tired of him being the only voice of reason where their green card marriage and her and Jake’s connection are concerned. That seems to be all he talks about these days, but since Cady McClain is returning as Dixie this week, it would appear he will have other things to be concerned with.
I thought it was sweet that AJ stuck up for his birthday twin Miranda when some kids teased her about her mother being a ‘lezzie’. I liked it even better that JR told his son he was proud of him. He might have wanted to suggest AJ not physically fight other kids to protect his friend, but it was still a sweet moment between father and son. Miranda getting teased for having two moms seems like a realistic situation, but I would have preferred the interaction between Bianca and the girl’s mother to have gone a little differently. I felt the woman’s bigotry should have been more subtle rather than asking Bianca right off the bat if she had tried men. It felt a little forced and didn’t ring true to me. But, it was nice to see Marissa take a cue from AJ as she too stood up for her friend.
After declaring how happy she was with Scott, Madison learned he originally befriended her because of his deal with Greenlee. It was quite a blow and I felt her hurt and embarrassment, but I felt even more for Scott, who truly has fallen in love with Madison. His scenes declaring that love to her in the hospital were really sweet. Of course, that's not the only drama they are facing, as Madison was rushed into surgery to deliver her baby prematurely after she got into a car accident. I liked how they just slipped in there that Madison lost control of her car because she was reaching for her phone. It's a real danger, but they thankfully didn't beat us over the head with their point. Subtle, yet effective. It remains to be seen what will happen to Madison's baby, but what do you think she should do about Scott? Vote in our All My Children Poll: Should Madison Forgive Scott?
I am not a fan of doppelganger storylines. I fully anticipate this one to be no exception. I want Erica to be engaged with the people we care about in Pine Valley, not sequestered in a replica of her room for months on end. If they have to tell this story though, why not have someone the viewers already know be the kidnapper, not some crazed fan we've never heard of who had surgery to miraculously make her look and sound like Erica Kane? With the end of the show mere months away, I can only hope new head writer Lorraine Broderick will scrap this story and quick when her work starts airing in June.
And the nominees are...
The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Nominations came out last week and while I may not agree with all the nods, it's great to see "All My Children" so well represented. The stand out nomination for me was Melissa Claire Egan. I'd really like to see her win for her portrayal of Annie, as I was really enjoying the character before she completely unraveled last year and definitely feel her absence now on the canvas.
What did you think about the nominations and last week's "All My Children?" Feel free to share your thoughts below.
- Lori Wilson