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Somebody get Luke a clue! (Soaps.com)
As The Week Turned
October 27 – October 31
Hey, there, Oakdale-ites! Didja miss me? Yeah, I didn’t think so, not with all of the Halloween preps going on! Speaking of Halloween, Soaps.com put together some Greatest Hits from Halloween’s past. Click here to take a trip down Spooky Memory Lane!
As I watched this week and decorated for the trick-or-treaters, I started thinking about how I would change Oakdale if I could be a villain for a day.
On with the blog!
Last week, I lamented the fact that Luke is making everything about his sexuality. Some of you agreed with me, so of you didn’t. I have to say, I’m still feeling the same way but I’m understanding Luke a little bit more, especially after his run-in with Kevin at Al’s after Alison’s attack. Kevin was sooo condescending, telling Luke that he had no chance of winning. If I were Luke, I might think the way Luke does – that it’s all about sexuality. But there is something that the writers haven’t addressed and I think that is leading to much of the misunderstanding of Luke – and of fans! It could be that Kevin isn’t referring to Luke’s sexuality at all. He made a good point when he asked Luke if he had been in contact with any student groups other than the Gay/Straight Alliance. Luke couldn’t answer that – because he hasn’t.
What the writers haven’t addressed is that Luke doesn’t really attend classes any more, he doesn’t live on campus and he doesn’t attend school functions (the party at Yo’s doesn’t count because he only attended because of the election). So, when Kevin is insulting to Luke, it could be just because Luke doesn’t participate and not because of his sexuality; does his sexuality and their past weigh into Luke’s decisions? I absolutely think so. But the writers need to address all areas of Luke’s school attendance and the election, otherwise, I feel we’re – the fans! – are being shorted!
Did anyone else cry a little bit when Susan told Lucinda the cancer was back? Not just because of the cancer but because so many things are going wrong in her life. She has no contact with the girls, no contact with Lily, her friendships have mostly fallen apart. She has a new man in her life, but what cancer-victim would want to bring all of this heartache to a new relationship? So, really, she has nowhere to turn. I really felt for Lucinda this week. My hope? That the writers do a more thorough job with Lucinda’s cancer than with Barbara’s. Speaking of, where is Babs?!?
Jack, Janet and the Kids
Wow! I love that Jack is moving on with his life and I'm looking forward to another Carly-Going-For-Jack storyline (I never get tired of those, do you?). Still, I love the interaction between Jack and Janet and loved her reaction to the proposal. You know what I didn't like? Parker's attitude with Liberty. How many times does that girl have to tell him that she doesn't want to date him? That she isn't in love with him? Man, the kid is fast turning into a stalker and no one seems willing to do anything about it!
Of all of the kids, his reaction to Jack and Janet's news was the worst. I understand Sage's reluctance; I understand Liberty's excitement. I even understand Parker not liking the idea but trying to break them up so he can date Liberty, who doesn't want to date him? That just doesn't make sense. And where is JJ in all of this? Shouldn't he have been home? Shouldn't he have been told with the other kiddos?
Paul and Meg
This week we saw Paul and Meg begin to make their way back to one another. Last week, I polled you about Paul's insanity. Surprisingly, more than 50% of you don't think Paul is crazy at all; you think he is simply blinded by James' rage.
I'm not sure I agree with that. I do think Paul is crazy and James only exacerbated his mental illness. Think about it – Paul has never been completely stable. He's always done crazy things and has always had a tendency to overreact and then become obsessive; to me, that is border line mental illness. I think he would benefit from a little therapy. That doesn't mean I don't want him with Meg, because I do, but I also think it would be interesting to travel down the therapy road and see where it leads Paul.
Dusty and the Psychic
You know what I wonder about Dusty's storyline? Who really hired the psychic. Because we all know someone did. We all know that someone out there is messing with our Dusty – again. I'm interested in seeing where the storyline goes and I really like the psychic angle, but I'm more interested in seeing exactly who this look-a-like woman is – and what that means for Dusty's future!
Some weeks I feel like a broken record, and ranting above or not, I really am enjoying the writing on the show lately. That characters are acting like real people, the storylines are becoming deeper and we're seeing characters interact all over the place. It makes total sense that Luke, Noah, Casey and Alison would band together, it makes sense that all of the Snyder kids are now working together and it makes sense that Lucinda is keeping her secrets.
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Until next week, fans!