All My Children Weekly Blog
A little levity never hurt. (Soaps.com)
Lori’s “All My Children” Weekly Wrap Up For May 23 – 27:
“All My Children” has really been picking up lately. I’m interested in just about all the storylines and was entertained by every episode last week, but of course, I didn’t love everything. Let’s get to it.
I could not believe I saw a promo for “The Chew” during “All My Children” last week. I know they have to promote their new program, but it’s a slap in the face of Daytime fans. Not to mention, angry soaps viewers are not their target audience, considering they are replacing their beloved stories with said show. They might want to rethink their marketing strategy.
I had a hard time with Cara last week. She’s been a little too weepy for a while now, but her breakdown over thinking Griffin was dead, sent her right over the edge and produced a waterfall of tears. But even before she feared Griffin was dead, Cara lamented his absence saying how much she wanted to build a life with him in Pine Valley. Um, Cara? He’s not your lover, he’s your brother. I appreciate her love for Griffin, but I really need her to dial it back a bit. It’s creepy. Then there was her kiss with Jake, which I just thought was awkward. She was across the room from him worried about Grffin one minute and then all of a sudden she was attacking him. After months of build up, I was a bit disappointed in their anticipated kiss. Mostly because, while I bought his guilt over the kiss, I’m not convinced of Jake’s motivation towards either woman in his life. What did you think of it? Vote in our All My Children Poll: Jake and Cara’s Kiss.
Out of nowhere.
JR, Marissa and Bianca have turned into one of my favorite storylines. I didn’t expect to be invested in anything to do with Marissa, but I love her with JR and am liking how Bianca responds to her, which I originally didn’t think would be believable. I’m not sure who I want her with, but I know I will feel bad for whoever loses out. The sign of a good triangle, I think.
End of the road.
I have been waiting for Ricky to be taken down for months and it finally happened last week. Kendall got him to confess to Zach's crimes and he was hauled off to jail. Kendall still has to prove he was the one who killed Zach, since he was arrested for kidnapping Bianca and Marissa, not for killing Zach, but I'm sure she will have no trouble doing that. I never liked Ricky, but in the days leading up to his arrest, I actually enjoyed his scenes. But, as I've been saying for weeks now, the best part is, with the Ricky drama out of the way, there's nothing for Kendall to do now but give in to her feelings for Griffin. Can't wait!
Lack of story.
I'm disappointed that Liza doesn't have a story going on. They really should keep her in David's orbit. And what's going on with the Hubbards? Shouldn’t we being seeing more of them with the baby and introducing Maya into their world a bit more? I’m not a fan of this storyline, but Angie and Jesse should be front and center more.
Fun with Jane.
While I hope it doesn't drag out too much longer, I'm still enjoying Jane, as she continues to surprise everyone around town with her un-Erica like behavior. I am also becoming more intrigued as to what her real story is. I loved when she told Krystal she would knock her ass into next week if she came after Jack. A little levity is needed, especially since Madison's baby died, Bianca had rape flashbacks and Kendall faced the threat of being attacked herself.
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