All My Children Weekly Blog!
Can Erica fix Adam? (Soaps.com)
Pondering Pine Valley
April 6 – April 10
It’s Friday again, fans, and that can mean only one thing: two days are coming up without our favorite show. I wonder how Zach, Erica, Adam and Colby spend their weekends…
You know what else I wonder about? Ryan’s blame games, Annie’s revelation and just what is going on with Adam lately? Let’s ponder these things together.
On with the blog!
What is up with Adam?
Adam has had me flummoxed for some time. But this is the strangest-acting Adam has been since he tried impersonating Stuart to get to Krystal. I’m really not sure how to define what he’s doing: he’s Adam one minute and he’s Stuart the next and he’s off in some other world in the next minute. Erica is the only one who seems to really be noticing all of these changes. Both Colby and JR are only noticing Spacey-Adam, Tad’s not paying much attention to him at all and we haven’t seen Stuart in some time. I think that is what we need to see next: a little Stuart/Adam interaction because Adam is only completely open with his twin.
I thought Scott’s entrance was perfectly Chandler-esque. Why? Because only a Chandler would approach another Chandler and slug him. Seriously, that was a hard hit! And JR did kind of deserve it. I know the company is in trouble but he’s fired and laid off hundreds of people, stopping funding to several investments and all without a simple explanation. From the way JR talked he looked at the books and started cutting. Everyone, even divisions that aren’t performing, deserve better than that. He could at least have given them a reason or a timeframe. But he didn’t. So JR deserved that punch, and now we get to see more drama unfold between the cousins!
This week Krystal learned she 1) had been pregnant and 2) can never be pregnant again. I loved the scenes between Krystal and Angie; that really brought back memories of their short-lived friendship. I loved that Angie told off David about Krystal and I loved that Tad was hanging around the hospital, hoping he could help in some way. That is typical Tad, at least in the past five years or so. He’s kind of turned into the Pine Valley Fixer – he’s forever fixing things for Colby and JR, trying to make things right for Opal and the list goes on. Great drama unfolded in this storyline this week and (I think) we saw the first glimmers of the old Krystal.
I think she is facing the fact, now, that David has been with her for one reason: Little A and that isn't going to change. She has to begin pulling away from him and back to her friends now, doesn't she?
The only thing bugging me about the Annie storyline is Aidan's sudden knowledge of regression therapy and his non-existent psychological degree. Seriously, at what point did he attend medical school? Or take a class of psycho-therapy? I understand he is trying to protect Annie but what if she had totally lost herself in the past or gone off the deep end again? Could Aidan have brought Annie back? I'm not sure.
I do like the storyline, though. I like all of the layers we're now able to see of Annie and I really think the writers need to bring her father back so they can work through some of the past together. It's about time someone from Annie's past actually listened to the horrible things that Richie did!
I hate Ryan's actions, but that is another paragraph!
Kendall and Zach
Zendall fans have something to root for! We all knew it, but the feelings between Kendall and Zach are simply buried beneath the surface, they aren't gone. Ryan, of course, is going to try to keep them buried, but Ian's illness is going to trump Ryan's meddling. I loved watching Kendall and Zach as they worked through their fears for Ian and each admitted they had done stupid things in the past few weeks and months. It's about time. Of course, Kendall has done the biggest number of stupid things, but Zach isn't completely innocent, either!
Amanda and Jake
Amanda better now stop being vigilant around David - because he'll be after her baby for real now! Does anyone else really like Jake and Amanda as a couple? They are too cute!
Ryan, Ryan, Ryan
I, for one, am sick and tired of Ryan's blame games. A few months ago Charles Pratt, Jr., the head writer, said that he was going to make Ryan into the man he always should have been: someone focused on his goals. I don't see that. I mean, sure, Ryan has a goal. But his goal is stupid and wrong and it's because of his blame games. He blamed Greenlee for ruining his marriage to Annie (I mean the first time they tried to get married), he blamed his head injury on pushing Annie away and lying to her, he blames Zach for killing Greenlee and now he blames Annie because Emma is acting out. Hello! All of these things happened because of Ryan himself. Ryan is the one keeping Emma from any contact with Annie. No, she shouldn't be unsupervised, but a supervised visit now and then would do wonders for the kiddo. Not to mention the six or so months Ryan has neglected Emma so he could be with Greens! And Greenlee's accident was just that – an accident. Should she have been on the road? No! And she wouldn't have been if Ryan hadn't jumped to conclusions and pushed her out the door.
I really wish the writers would figure out if they are going to make Petey and Colby a couple or if they are just going to be friends. I also wish they would give the two, no matter what the decision, more airtime. Petey and Colby are funny together. I think they could be a fun summertime romance, too.
Until next Friday, fans!