All My Children Weekly Blog
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Lori’s “All My Children” Weekly Wrap Up For May 16 – 20:
On last week’s “All My Children,” a few stories continued along, a new one began and another one thankfully started to wrap up. All in all it was a decent week in Pine Valley, so let’s break it down.
I was more affected by the death of Madison’s baby than I thought I would be. However, it was Scott who really got to me. One look at Greenlee’s devastated expression and he just knew the baby was gone. His whole face changed as he tried to stifle the tears, which in turn brought them to my eyes. I’m not really sure why they killed Madison and Ryan’s baby though. I feel like a lot of good stuff could have come from Madison struggling to make ends meet, while caring for a newborn and hopefully reconciling with Scott, as Ryan tried to forgive Greenlee, while helping to raise his third child with his third baby mama. I wonder where they will go with this foursome’s story now.
Even though I don’t love the storyline, Susan Lucci is doing a pretty decent job of portraying two different people. I always know I’m watching Jane pretending to be Erica and not just a different side of Erica. Jane is a bit more giddy about things than Erica ever was. It’s kind of fun to watch her marvel over Erica’s life and not care about the things and people that Erica would be more concerned about. It’s even more fun to see everyone’s reactions to her strange behavior, especially when she acts so warmly towards Greens. I loved that even villainous Ricky told “Erica” an engagement party so soon after Sara’s death was inappropriate. How deranged is Jane if Ricky is the voice of reason?
According to the spoilers, Ricky's reign of terror will be coming to an end in the next couple of weeks. I'm pretty happy about this turn of events because now we can get on to the business of getting Griffin and Kendall together, however briefly before Zach returns. While I can't wait for Ricky to get his comeuppance, I am impressed with Bianca's behavior towards him. Even though she's supposed to act like they don't know Ricky killed Zach, she isn't giving him a free pass where Kendall is concerned. I like that she is still standing up to him and trying to get his creepy ass to back off her sister.
A familiar face.
Dixie, or someone who looks just like her, is seemingly alive and well, but enduring questionable circumstances. I wonder why there was no follow up scene to that brief glimpse we got of her in a dingy room covered up with a blanket. What do you think is going on? Vote in our All My Children Poll: What's Up With Dixie?
After watching the actors' scenes submitted for Daytime Emmy consideration, I couldn't help but wish Annie was still around for JR. I admit I have enjoyed him more since she left, but they had great chemistry, as evidenced by Melissa Claire Egan's episode of Annie confronting JR about their 'relationship.' I don’t know if JR turning into this gentler, kinder version of himself for Annie instead of Marissa would have been plausible, but I would have liked to see where the two of them could have gone together as a couple. Speaking of the Daytime Emmy submissions, I particularly liked Ricky Paull Goldin's because he chose a more comedic episode - when Jake surprised Amanda with his proposal for their vow renewal - instead of the usual drama and tears that is on almost every other reel. In addition, I was surprised how much I enjoyed Brittany Allen's scenes of Marissa telling JR about sleeping with Scott. I didn't connect with her character at all when she was in the role, but I was impressed with her work upon revisiting those scenes. To watch all the submissions, go to AMC's 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Reels
That's it for me this time around. What did you think about last week's "All My Children?" Feel free to share your thoughts below.
- Lori Wilson