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Casey kills Thanksgiving! (Soaps.com)
As The Week Turned
November 24 – November 28
You know what I love about holiday weeks on soap operas? That everything turns back to family. Of course it’s family with an increased bit of drama, but still family focused.
Take the Snyder Thanksgiving Dinner. We saw Holden’s family, complete with kids, Meg and Paul, Luke and Noah, Jack and Janet with Sage. We heard from Alison, Seth, Iva and a few other past Snyder’s and even had a touching moment between Janet and Carly.
Of course, there was also the drama that Paul adds everywhere he goes – Josie! Was I the only one not surprised that Paul and Josie were in cahoots? I saw that coming a mile away. Still liked it, but saw it coming. What I like about it is that Paul is in complete denial about why he’s targeting Dusty. He can say it is about Meg until the cows come home but one glance at Meg and Dusty and we can see that they have a strong friendship but not a romance. So, we are left to wonder why he’s targeting Dusty.
My money is on the money. The Stenbeck Money. In my opinion, Paul still isn’t over the fact that James left everything to Dusty; therefore, any action Paul can take against Dusty to hurt him is justified, at least to Paul.
Do I agree?
Well, Dusty’s my guy, so no. But I love watching it! Paul is great when his moral compass goes slightly left of center. When he’s plotting and planning, there is nothing better than watching his brain work. I love that. So he can keep messing with Dusty and I’ll keep hating him for it but watching. Every. Single. Second.
Which brings me to the next thing that kept me watching this week: Janet and Carly.
As a fan of both women, I have to say that I’m stuck in the middle. I think I’d be more on Carly’s side if she would admit why she wants Janet out of her life: Jack. This has nothing to do with the kids. It’s all about Jack. If Carly would admit that and fight for her man, I’d have a lot more sympathy for her. I’m just not a fan of Carly sitting back and taking it, so to speak. She’s much more fun to watch when she is actively involved in her life. And I have a feeling something is coming. Did you see her face after Jack and Janet announced their wedding date? Yeah, I have a feeling Carly’s not going to let Jack and Janet get married – and I can’t wait to see what she does to try to win him back.
Could have done with the Luke issues. He’s being a big baby, in my opinion. Would I be freaked if my newly-married-step-grandpa kissed me? Yeah. But I would make Oh-You’re-A-Manly-Man digs at him throughout a family function. For the second week I have to say, “Grow up, Luke!” Oh, and stop with the drinking already!
On to the Hughes Thanksgiving.
First, I can't believe that Kim, Bob, Lisa and a plethora of others 1) weren't there and 2) didn't call. Everything about them was off-screen. We heard Margo talking to Tom about a phone call with Kim. Same with Lisa. That just annoys me. But, I was glad that Casey invited Alison along and Margo's reaction when Daniel invited Emily to stick around was priceless! Then, of course, there was the reaction to Casey's 'I've been expelled' announcement.
I'd like to defend Casey but I just can't. I know his heart was in the right place when he helped Luke, but could to guy think about the consequences of his actions just once? The only redeeming value is that he isn't blaming his actions on other people – like Luke! He's taking full responsibility; but, come on, waiting more than a week after the fact to tell his parents he's been expelled? I don't think so.
And why did Emily even get involved. Note to Em: You broke things off with Casey, therefore you have no right to get on his case about anything. And, you can't use Casey as an ego-booster every time Dusty tosses you aside. It's just not kosher.
Which brings me, finally, to the un-Thanksgiving. I actually thought it was sweet for Josie and Dusty to shut out the rest of the oh-so-cruel world with their own celebration filled with no actual Thanksgiving foods. I'm also rooting for both Dusty and Josie; I know, she's a schemer and in on Paul's plans. But she wants out and has no way to get out. I'm not a complete sucker, but I have a feeling she didn't know exactly what she was getting in to when Paul hired her!
That's how I saw Oakdale on Thanksgiving Week! What were some of your favorite moments? Talk to Soaps.com about it below!