Hell to pay. (TOLN/Hulu)

“AMC” Rundown for the week of April 29-May 2:

If not for you we would not be here. Monday was an historic day for soap fans. We can now be witnesses to love, mystery, sadness, and revenge.

How sweet it is.
Whether it was the sweet sound of Adam proposing to Brooke, or the sound of Opal welcoming home Pete, fans got the assurance that while “AMC” may be entering a new chapter, it brings with it a good bit of the past. No time was wasted building new storylines that got us hooked. If viewers thought they would tune in Monday and find all of the loose ends tied up in one sitting from the last network television episode that aired they would be disappointed…or maybe pleasantly drawn in.

So that’s how we roll?
It is five years after the end and everyone is all grown up. Pete Cortlandt arrived on the scene in his new fast sports car. He was also attached to his phone and addicted to caffeine. There seems to be a great deal of effort in turning him into the spokesperson targeting younger viewers. It seems passé and the emphasis placed on it to promote the switch in TV viewing to online viewing is over the top. Pete is a likeable character otherwise. What’s not to like. He’s handsome and Opal’s son…and he’s smitten with the lovely Celia.

The teen scene is well developed for having two core characters appearing this week. Miranda and AJ already are pulling at our heartstrings.

Mobsters.
Don’t put a soap on the air without adding a mobster or two. Check. Add a kidnapping. Check. Someone was kidnapped in episode one by the Russian mob. No stone was left unturned here. Where there is a casino there must be mobsters, and a nasty one at that.