James' final appearance? (Soaps.com)

Thoughts on the week of July 26:

It was another week with a lot of string moments, and a few odd ones.

Assorted things.
Carly and Jack had a totally beautiful scene on Monday. Everything about it was expert. But they are still a terrible couple, which only makes it all the more painful. Watching Holden and Molly wasn’t a great deal more appealing. I still can’t figure out what happened to her character to make her implode into the mess she is now. Did she contract some kind of personality disorder from Katie by drinking from the same glass at WOAK? Does Lucinda do anything without being drunk? Is she drunk because she feels bad about what she’s been doing to her daughter, or is it because she is spending so much time around French stereotypes?

More squares.
Lucy is back. She and Dusty acted like they were indifferent to each other but, by the end of the week, they were jumping each other’s bones. Am I being superficial when I find it hilarious to watch Blackie and Dusty argue over Janet? Half of it is because Dusty looks like he’s about two feet taller than the guy and the other is that… it’s Janet. Even she doesn’t seem to care about her newest square of romance. Blackie kissed her, Dusty stormed off and then she nodded off in the middle of a conversation. Was she ill, or was that a homage to the suffering viewers at home? (Blackthorn’s jacket was open so it read ‘BS’ the whole time, which I assume was a joke.) Vote in our poll and let us know why you think men desire her so much.

Luke and Reid continued to be cute.

This week, Luke decided to take it upon himself to teach the socially slovenly doctor a thing or two about how to make friends and influence people. That lasted about two minutes. Reid could only force a smile and pretend when he was fantasizing about Luke in a nurse’s outfit.