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As The Week Turned
September 29 – October 3, 2008
Hey there, fans, I am still really enjoying the turnaround we’re seeing in Oakdale. I love that the storylines are pulling in all of the core families and I love the intrigue surrounding James’ death (anyone think he isn’t really dead – again?). There are a couple of things on my mind, though, so on to the blog!
Jack and Carly
I’m not a CarJack fan, but I do really love the couple. I love their depth and history and I love that the characters are so solidly built. Carly is a lot of things but she loves her family. For better or worse, that family includes Jack, so this week when she turned him down, I cried with her (even though she didn’t show him her tears) as much as I cheered with her when he asked her for another chance. What was that, chance number 5,674? Yeah, it’s a lot of chances, but I never get tired of these two trying and failing to find their happily ever after!
On the opposite side of the Snyder coin, there is Brad. Yeah, he’s still making me nuts despite the fact that he did turn himself in this week. Last week I polled you all and overwhelmingly 45% of you agreed with me that Brad needed to do this. However, 30% of you said he simply needs to grow up. You know what? I agree with you. I think turning himself in was the right thing to do, but it isn’t enough. Brad only did that because he thought he was losing Katie. He didn’t do it because he was compelled to come forward. And that is something I’m getting really tired of. Here is a 30-something man who is constantly acting like a teenager. There are no consequences for him in anything he does because the people around him say, “Oh, that’s just Brad.” Wake up, people! That is enabling him to continue acting like a bratty teenager instead of the grown-up man he is supposed to be.
At this point, he doesn’t deserve Katie, who isn’t my favorite person. He doesn’t deserve any Oakdale woman. Except maybe … nope, there is no one.
Holden and Lily
I hate to say this, because I really like the backbone Lily has shown since the divorce/affair with Mike. But she is getting on my last nerve. She’s turning into that wimpy, walked all over woman she was before she left town a few months ago. And it’s all Holden’s fault. For that reason, I am placing a hex on this reunion.
Lily and Holden, may your reunion bring nothing but pain and misery. May you both lose all respect for yourselves and may you never love anyone again. Ever.
Why? Because they don't deserve it! Both of them had a chance at a fresh start and because they got all sentimental about the old days after Ethan's accident, they decided to give their marriage another shot. I just don't buy that they are really, truly in love with each other again. It's only been a week and they've practically given up. Not in so many words but Holden can't stay away from Carly, which is making Lily run all over town to yell at Carly, Mike has left town, which leaves Lily with no one to talk to, Holden knew about Dusty's return and has started to blame him for all of their problems which leaves Lily with, seriously, not one person in town to even say hello to. Holden, you were the driving force in the separation because you couldn't leave the past alone. Lily, you are now the driving force in the separation because you feel you owe it to other people to live a certain life. Both of you grow up!
That's all I have to rant about that. Okay, deep breath.
Lucinda and Brian
I'm all for this relationship. I figure if dating a kid young enough to be her son is good enough for Emily, Lucinda should be allowed to romp around a little bit with a man who is only about 15 years younger than she. And he really seems to be into her. So go for it, Lucinda!
Meg and Paul
He's a lunatic and everyone knows it now. She's an enabler. Together they make beautiful craziness so I say, stick 'em both in the looney bin and see what happens. Or, lock them both up in the Fairwinds Wine Cellar. Apparently it's a fairly cushy abode.
Emily and Casey
I like this couple, really I do. But I'm so sick of Casey pleading with Emily to love him and Emily treating Casey like her boy toy because she's afraid of Margo that I was ready for the plug to be pulled on their relationship. Do I think it's really over? No, these things are never really over, but Casey deserves a woman who really wants him, and after Emily's reunion with Dusty it is clear that she's not over the man. Not even a little bit.
What I'd like to see? A little Casey and Dani chemistry. Maybe see what Casey and Alison could start up or bring a new girl into the mix for him.
I can't say enough good things about Dusty without drooling all over my computer, which will probably cause a short and then I won't be able to talk to you guys anymore. So I'll keep this short: I love Dusty. Dusty can do whatever he wants with whomever he wants and I'll gladly watch.
Killing James? Good riddance.
Breaking up Lily and Holden? Couldn't happen to a nicer couple. Ha!
Getting back together with Emily? About time she had a real man.
Butting into Paul's life? Again, couldn't happen to a nicer person.
Does anyone else think he's really not dead? How many times has the man faked his death now? And that guy who came into the cottage and told Dusty he was told that 'Mr. Donovan' had been asked by the 'Stenbeck Family' to take the body? Hmmm…what Stenbeck Family? That's just James so if James is really dead, how did 'the family' contact Dusty. Yeah, methinks there is a faked-murder-mystery afoot.
That's how I saw Oakdale this week, fans, what did you see? Talk to Soaps.com (and me!) about it below!