All My Children Weekly Blog
Jane and David create a liaison. (Soaps.com)
“All My Children” Weekly Wrap Up For June 13 – 17:
We were treated to some additional casting news last week and I can sense some really great storylines ahead. Some of our favorite Pine Valley residents gave us several stellar moments with lots of laughter. I have some thoughts on what went on, so let’s go.
Everything old is new again.
More former Pine Valley residents are scheduled to show their lovely faces on “All My Children” soon. Leven Rambin (Lily and Ava), Jennifer Bassey (Marian), Kate Collins (Janet), and Melissa Claire Egan (Annie) will return and I’m betting they will raise a little hell in P.V. I can’t wait for that!
Tad, the middle-aged smurf.
Tad’s attempt to hide his age ended up backfiring big time due to Opal’s hairdressing skills. She’s a ‘cosmetologist’ don’t cha know! Well, it created some really hilarious moments for us. ‘Blueberry Top Tad’ skulked around Pine Valley hiding his locks under a ball cap. Never having seen a ball cap on Tad ever, this was a new and slightly ridiculous look for his character. I love Michael E. Knight’s acting and especially his sense of humor. I often feel like he’s not given the opportunity to demonstrate what a great actor he really is. Aside from the funny bits, I thought he showed a real vulnerability about his perceived lost sex appeal that is not seen frequently enough in “All My Children” or any other soap for that matter. He was a hoot and I hope the writers let Tad keep us laughing.
The storyline of Jane and David is getting interesting. Obviously Jane is a schemer and who better for her to pair with than the devil himself, David. I can’t think of a better 'bad' powerhouse couple. Although doppelganger storylines are always a little far out, I do enjoy her slip-ups and wonder if she'll be belching and farting in public pretty soon. We’ve already seen a smooch between her and David so I’m thinking that them doing the wild thing might be sooner rather than later. That of course would be problematic for Jack for sure and for Erica too when and if she does escape.
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Ben’s story, on the other hand is only a little interesting and moving way too slowly for my liking. The master manipulator Erica is working on Ben so that he will release her. She's usually successful in everything she does, I can't imagine her failing on this project. Perhaps this coming week the writers will give us something to hold on to.
Baby, baby, who's got the baby?
The Christening of baby Lucy was held last week. A predictable storyline emerged when Angie met Maya. It was suggested that Maya would make a good babysitter for Lucy. Duh. It won't be a surprise to any of us when Maya starts to figure out that Lucy is her baby. An obvious storyline like this drives me a little bonkers. In my humble opinion, the best kind of writing is when you don't know what will happen next. Hello head writer! This is how to write a soap opera. Gosh!
Fasten your seatbelt.
Greenlee and Ryan are having a bit of turbulence right now. She needs to back off and stop manipulating Madison and Ryan if she wants to be in Ryan's good book. They have a grief bond and Greens needs to leave that alone or she will only find trouble on her doorstep.
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- Beth Stewart