All My Children Weekly Blog
Painful realization. (Soaps.com)
Lori’s “All My Children” Weekly Wrap Up For July 18 – 22:
Last week, a seemingly lucid Dixie pounded on pipes, prevented David’s drugs from being injected into her blood stream and picked a lock in order to escape, yet, she stumbled through the park like she was in a zombie movie. Despite that ridiculousness, “All My Children” remained on fire as the mystery surrounding Project Orpheus deepened and Erica escaped. Let’s get to it.
So much happened with this storyline last week: David was revealed to be keeping Dixie stashed away, Griffin called Maria for information on David, Greenlee started conning David after she remembered things from her time under David’s care, and Griffin began having serious doubts about his mentor’s secret project. There’s just so much going on with so many different characters, that I can’t wait to discover what happens next each day. Isn’t this the way stories on “All My Children” or any soap should always be told?
After Jane realized David was just using her, she agreed to let Erica go free. After empathizing with her captor, Erica agreed not to press any charges and just walked away. I’m really not understanding why Erica would allow that to happen, but it did provide for some nice comedy as, with no proof, everyone just looked at her like she was a crazy woman when she tried to explain what had happened. David’s mock surprise and claims that she needed help capped it off nicely. More humor should ensue when Erica is carted off to Oak Haven this week. I can only imagine the shenanigans that will transpire between her and her fellow inmates Annie, Marian and Janet. While I’m glad that Erica is finally free from her posh captivity, I have to admit I’m really gonna miss Jane.
On a bender.
JR has really begun to circle the drain upon the reveal that Marissa is in love with Bianca. I was starting to believe he was showing some growth for the first time when he and Marissa were getting back together, but his latest decent into the bottle just proved he hasn't. I can't imagine how his story is going to wrap up before "All My Children" moves online, but hopefully when he is reunited with his mother, when neither of them is whacked out of their minds, he'll get set back on the right path. What do you want to see for JR? Vote in my All My Children Poll: JR"s Future.
Getting ahead of herself.
Speaking of Marissa and Bianca, it was pretty funny when Kendall offered to give the ladies her house in an attempt to let go of the past. Thankfully, Bianca pointed out they haven't even been on a date yet, so Kendall needed to dial her enthusiasm down a notch.
Angie and Jesse's storyline is finally going somewhere now that Jesse suspects Maya might be Lucy's mother. It's kind of a leap to take on Jesse's part, but if it means they're finally moving forward with the story, I'm all for it. I really think Mookie just needs to be dropped altogether though, because I do not care about his relationship with Maya. However, I do wonder if Maya will let Jesse and Angie keep the baby once everything is out in the open. And obviously, Angie is going to have to forgive her husband right quick for lying about their baby considering there's only two months left of the show before it moves online.
That's it for me this week. What did you think of last week's "All My Children?" Are you enjoying it as much as I am? Feel free to share your thoughts below.
- Lori Wilson