Rebellious Lily (Soaps.com)

Thoughts on the week from August 16-20:

The race to the finish continued this week and quite a few plots kicked into overdrive to try and get there. Although rushing isn’t always the best thing, the week actually flew by quite nicely. Finally ending the Barbarnapping was great to see.

Free at last.
Thanks to knocking over a load bearing post into the electrical panel, Barbara and Emily were nearly smoked to death in the wine cellar. It turned out that Paul’s nose trumped his psychic abilities and was enough to save them from doom. He sniffed them out and they were rescued, no worse for wear. The lengthy captivity barely smeared Babs’ makeup or got a hair on her head dirty. It seemed to make her reflect more on what she wants though, so that’s a good thing. It was also a good thing that she didn’t just fall into Henry’s arms but slapped him back and told him she never wanted to see him again. Since the actual rescue didn’t succeed in being all that dramatic, this little twist was good. But by the end of the episode, he was dropping to a knee to propose and she was accepting, which was also nice to see. Having Chuckles there was also a nice touch. Vote in our poll and Soaps.com know what else you want to see together before the end.

Other business.
Other good things that came out of the end of the wine cellar wangdangdoodle: Emily bickering with Barbara is usually fun, but it was getting kind of thin. At least they seem to be verging on a truce. Afterwards, watching her break down to Paul about what a stinker she’d been was actually nearly touching. The entire ordeal is being used as an expedient to heal relationships: Gwen and Will got over their past problems with Paul, Henry and Paul got to do something else as brothers etc.. Of course, Iris hasn’t been so lucky. I kind of like Iris. She always seems like she’s acting on a different show than everyone else. Another thing I realized was that Will and Gwen can actually be pretty boring.