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Pondering Pine Valley
April 13 – April 17
A little of this and a little of that and bam! It’s Friday again! What a week in Pine Valley. We had a custody hearing, a lawyer firing himself and Frankie leaving for war. Whoa! What happened to not doing anything rash outside of sweeps months?
On with the blog!
Randi and Frankie
No sooner do Randi and Frankie get married than Frankie gets shipped off to war. I know the whole point of their quickie marriage was so that they could be married, but in the back of my mind I was hoping that Frankie’s orders would be pulled or that they Army would give him a little time for a honeymoon. It was just too fast. I like Frankie with Randi and from the spoilers I know their relationship isn’t over. Still, I wanted more of a honeymoon for them.
The Custody Suit
I am so glad that Little A is back with JR. Alcoholism or not, David does not deserve to manipulate his way into parenting – and possibly warping – that little boy. Little A’s testimony was exactly what I expected from a real-life custody hearing. Krystal’s testimony was the only surprise. I was actually proud of Krystal, despite the fact that Adam pushed her into that corner; it’s about time someone did! David’s had free reign in Pine Valley for far too long. It’s about time someone put him in his place. Either that or start writing him better!
I know David has never been the most stable, but I’ve never understood his unadulterated hatred for everyone in Pine Valley. Seriously. Why does he hate the Martins? After ignoring Babe for 20-odd years why did he become obsessed with Babe? I understand the JR hatred, and from that the hatred of Adam, but why does he constantly go to extremes to get what he believe he deserves? I think we need a glimpse into David’s past and fast before the character becomes completely unlikeable.
JR and Little A
After the custody hearing, I got a little teary because of JR and Little A. Alcoholism is something that can’t be explained to little kids and I thought JR handled the subject perfectly by talking about an illness and how he is getting better.
I'm not saying JR is the perfect dad, but he is trying to be a better father than the father he had or has been in the past. So kudos to JR.
I think Jake is falling and falling fast for Amanda. But is he interested in Amanda or the baby he's always wanted? That has me flummoxed. I do think he likes Amanda, but I think he likes the idea of fatherhood more. We all have to remember how crushed he was to find out he wasn't Colby's father and how attached he's gotten to Jenny, Kathy and even Little A. I hope he doesn't get his heart broken yet again but I have a feeling the next few weeks are going to be tough on our Jake.
So we only saw her for a couple of minutes, but it is clear that Liza is back in full glory. No, it's not Marcy Walker (more's the shame. Lurrve her!) but Jamie Luner is a nice replacement for the part. She has the sexy, smartness down pat. Can't wait to see what she has in store for Adam and Tad now that she's had a one-night-stand with Zach. Hottt!!!
Last week I polled you guys about Adam. Seems you're as torn as I am as to what is going on with the Senior Chandler. 29% of you think Adam is in the beginning stages of Alzheimer's but 39% of you think he's faking all of this to get at David. My theory? Neither of these things. Why? Because if he were really faking it he would be out of the hospital already because he would have had doctors lined up to pronounce him fully healthy. But Adam didn't do that and, in fact, he doesn't seem to want any doctors around him at all. Which leads me to believe there actually is something physically wrong with him and we just don't know what it is yet.
The Kendall/Zach/Ryan triangle is still on my last nerve. Kendall needs to get over her 'center of the universe' thinking and get a life. Ryan needs to do the same thing. And Zach...he just needs to leave both of them in the dust.
So far Scott's arrival on the scene has been slow, which is good. Why? Because I hate it when writers bring in a new face and devote the bulk of the show to their character. Bringing Scott into JR's orbit and then Adam's and slowly into David's makes this a nice transition!
Until next Friday, fans!