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Dusty is too attached! (Soaps.com)
As The Week Turned
December 22 – December 26
I love a little holiday spirit mixed in with my soaps and this week in Oakdale didn’t disappoint! We had the return of the prodigal daughter, a little holiday lovin’ and some holiday drama mixed in for good measure.
On with the blog!
Craig and Carly
The threads on the message board have been going crazy about the renewed Craig/Carly connection, with most posters hating the pairing. Most of this is from those who want a Carly/Jack reunion. You know what? I really like it! I love Jon Lindstrom as Craig – he brings wit and sarcasm and just a hint of evil. Perfect for a love-to-hate soap opera villain. The connection and chemistry between Jon and Maura (West, Carly Tenney Snyder) isn’t quite as strong as the chemistry with Michael Park (Jack Snyder) but there is a little som’n-som’n there.
Plus, I’m sick and tired of sanctimonious Snyder men telling Carly what to do. First it was Jack – and that is still going on! – and then it was Holden – Hello, Pot…Meet Kettle. Carly needs some Snyder free time and I think Craig is just the man to give it to her. He doesn’t judge anyone. He doesn’t bring up past mistakes time and time again. He doesn’t impose his will on women…okay, maybe he does that but Carly always does what her heart tells her so she can stand up to that.
Meg and Dusty
Does anyone else think Dusty is just a leeeetle bit too involved with Meg and the new baby? Eliza is a peach, but that is just weird. Like he’s substituting Meg and Eliza for Jen and Johnny. Talk about creepy! The Dust-Man shouldn’t be acting like that!
I really don't care about Jade. Seriously. I think she's lying to Lily, I think she was way overboard with Luke and I think she definitely had more of a role in Roby's robbery than she is saying. All in all, I don't like the return of Jade so far. Send her back to Miami, I say!
I am intrigued with Derek's part in all of this. His character I do care about. I wonder why he is so against being a father. I wonder about his past. I wonder about his underworld connections. I wonder a lot, which is a good thing! Bring on more Derek!!
Parker and Liberty
I guess it was too much to think Parker was finally moving on from his Liberty obsession but that gift and that kiss said it all. He is still all about Libs and Libs is all about using that to get what she wants. Okay, maybe that was a little harsh. My actual take is that Liberty is a typical teenage girl: she likes the attention Parker gives her, she likes having someone who is always there for her. Still, I'd like her to back off just a little before Parker really turns psycho on us.
Thanks you, Oakdale, for celebrating the season. The family day at the farm was perfect, Lily worrying that Jade would be locked up over Christmas was fitting and the birth of Eliza was a great Christmas present for Meg. All in all, I'm happy with Oakdale Christmas 2008. Now for New Year's!
Happy holidays, fans!
Until next Friday!