As The World Turns Weekly Blog!
As The Week Turned
December 29 – January 2
I love that Lucy is back. I love that Maddie is back. But now that we know ****Spoiler Alert*** that both of these characters are leaving very soon, what was the point? To bring Johnny back? To make Casey wonder about a future with Alison? I’m confused at this point, especially when so much more could have been done with both characters!
On with the blog!
Okay, Dusty knows Johnny and Lucy are back now. Lucy has her bone marrow donor in Katie. Craig is about to find out everything; and Lucy is leaving? I’m flummoxed! Why not have Lucy and Craig fight out their custody battle in court? And don’t forget about Dusty; as Johnny’s adoptive father – and with Craig signing away his parental rights years ago – he has rights, too! I really like the latest incarnation of Lucy but she strikes me as a fighter, not a runner. So why are the writers letting her run away instead of really, really playing out this storyline?
I know, faster storylines, faster storylines. But this is one storyline that begs for a little more storytelling. So give us more storytelling!
Same goes for Maddie. What was the point of her two-week return other than an attempt at seducing Casey? And could she have been more heavy-handed about it? What happened to a little seduction? Why not have Maddie try to seduce Casey away from Alison and back into her bed? After the way Casey dumped her – by mail, no less! – and the way he refused to talk to her why did she think a quick trip home would have him hopping back into her bed? There is good chemistry between Billy Magnussen (Casey) and Kelli Barrett (Maddie) but because she was so focused on getting him into bed not many of us had the chance to warm up to her. What gives?
The Luke Issue
So Luke and Noah are still talking and not taking action. Uuggggghhhh! Let's get the show on the road already. Either that or separate our favorite boys and give them both a new love to interact with. This back and forth business is old. It's over. And since when did teenagers talk instead of act? Seriously! Liberty and Parker had more contact in the backseat of Craig's car last week than Luke and Noah have had in months!
Carly and Craig
I love a little Carly. I love a little Craig. I really love a little Carly and Craig together! Seriously. Call me crazy but I'm ready to see Carly in a real relationship with someone other than Moral Policeman Jack. After the scene after the wedding I know a lot of CarJack fans were chomping at the bit for a reunion. But think about this – how can you want Carly with a man who, at his wedding to another woman tells Carly he still loves her? That's wrong on so many levels. It's like he was trying to keep her on the line so when he gets tired of Janet, he'll still have her. I want more for Carly than that kind of man. Craig may be evil and sarcastic and cynical but at least he takes people as they are.
As we head into 2009, I'm really becoming invested in the storylines going on. I want Brian's act to be outed, I want Carly and Craig to keep heating things up, I want Luke and Noah to move forward and I want to see Dusty and Craig battle to the death over Johnny. Bring on the good storylines, writers! We're waiting!
Until next Friday, fans!