All My Children Weekly Blog!
Kendall, honey, get a grip! (Soaps.com)
August 22, 2008
Hey there, Pine Valley Faithful. Well, it’s been another interesting week here at All My Children but I’ve still got a lot of questions I’m pondering. So, without further ado, here is my take – or maybe I should just say my questions – on what happened in our favorite fictional city this week.
The main storyline is still “Who Killed Richie” and for the first time I have to say I’m ready for it to be wrapped up. Seriously. Wrap it. Now. Although I’m loving Richie’s ghost haunting Annie and her craziness (did anyone else want to cheer when she finally told off Kendall and Greenlee and walked out of Fusion?), I’m soooo incredibly tired of whiney Cassandra and her “I Should Be A Suspect” monologues. We get it, Cass, you don’t see that you did anything wrong. The fact is you didn’t but at this rate, I’d really like to see you framed for the crime just so you’d have something to really whine about!
Her real reasoning for all the brattiness finally came to light this week: she’s still angry that Angie fell back into love with Jesse so quickly. Still, if she says one more time that Jesse is treating her unfairly I’m going to scream. He cleared it with the DA to let her go to Paris so she could get some distance, he hasn’t arrested her AND he refuses to get angry with her no matter what she says or does.
Here are the facts, Cass:
*You were in a car involved in a hit-and-run.
*You, Colby and Dre left the scene and immediately started lying about it.
*Jesse has matched some debris at the scene to the make and model of the car you were in.
*Jesse also has surveillance photos of you and Dre and the car on the highway that same night.
Call me crazy but the fact that you’re not in jail – and neither rare Dre and Colby – is a testament to Jesse’s willingness to protect you at his own risk! In any other city in the country, the three of you would at the very least only be out of bond and most likely would be cooling your heels in a jail cell. Sure, it’s circumstantial evidence but it’s a lot of circumstantial evidence that, coupled with your lies, spells G-U-I-L-T-Y.
P.S., Cass, skipping town with Dre is only going to make things worse. Just quit while you’re ahead and stick with the Paris plan.
On to my next rant. Could Kendall be more of a buttinsky? How many times do people have to tell her to pay attention to her own family or that they don’t care how weird someone else (read: Annie) is acting? A few weeks ago when she was acting calm and collected and telling Greenlee that they could work through their problems, I really thought Kendall was growing up and becoming more responsible.
But what is responsible about trying to convince everyone Annie is a nut-job (not that she isn't) just because you want your good pal to have her man back? Kendall, honey, as far as you know Greens is head over heels for Aidan; why try to break them up? What makes Ryan better for Greenlee than Aidan? And if you say they are soul mates one more time, I'll deck you. Ryan and Greenlee aren't soul mates; Ryan and Gillian were soul mates. Ryan and Greenlee were doomed from the beginning!
I am, however, totally loving Carmen. Everything about her from the accent to her silliness at ConFusion to her trip down Memory Lane with Randi. And ****SPOILER ALERT*** next week, when she and Erica go head to head over Jackson? Those are going to be some priceless scenes. Grab the TiVo! I'm hooked on Carmen!
For those of you (like me) who like it when the show gets a little silly, stay tuned. I have it on good authority that Adam and Petey are going to team up in the coming weeks. That is going to be must-see daytime drama! Those two are a hoot together; they had some of the best lines of the week! And the kiss Petey laid on Colby? Man, the look on her face afterwards was priceless! That boy may be a geek but it seems he's a geek who can kiss. What better way to ratchet up the old Chandler/Cortlandt feud than a little Romen and Juliet action?
And now for my favorite part of my weekly blog, the best lines of the week (at least in my opinion! Here goes:
Tad, to Kathy, as he's trying to explain about her larger-than-normal family, "I've been thinking you should get a job to pay for all those Christmas presents." Kathy's response? "But I'm just a kid!"
Bartender to Kendall, "Need anything?"
"Yeah, a lobotomy. Now. Please."
Adam to Petey, "You're phenominally boring."
"I know," Petey replied, apparently not caring a bit!
JR to Amanda soon after the flower poking incident, "What happened to you?"
"Blind date. I decided to look the part."
Hey fans, that is the week that was (in Kristi's opinion). What were some of your favorite moments? Favorite lines? Do you agree or disagree with my take on the show? Drop a line in the comments section and we'll keep discussing what's right - and what's wrong - in Pine Valley!
P.S. One last thought - the fight for Fusion storyline is one of my favorites right now. Traditional soapy drama with most of the core families involved (or about to be involved). What more could a fan ask for?