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Paul's lost his mind! (Soaps.com)
As The Week Turned
April 6 – April 10
We’ve got weird twins, a fight for Meg and something fishy going on with Lucy. Sounds like a good week to be in Oakdale to me!
On with the blog!
Zac and Zoe
There is a lot of potential for the new twin characters but so far – at least for me – these two aren’t hitting the right notes. First, they are way too close. I know there is a whole secret-language/connection twin thing, but these twins are waaaaaaay over the top of the connection meter. I’ve never seen any siblings act like them, twin or not. I think these two are up to something, I’m just not sure what! Are they after the Foundation? Are they trying to separate Luke and Noah? Or are they just goofy, nonsensical people? I’m still scratching my head on this one!
First, the writers (again) went way too fast! There is no way a caseworker would take Eliza out of her mother’s home like that, fire or not. Why? Because Paul was the one present at the fire. Plus, earlier in the show, didn’t Jack and Janet say that Liberty was at the farm alone? So why didn’t she come downstairs and back up Meg? It just doesn’t make sense. Plus, with Paul’s history, the caseworker wouldn’t have given him full custody like that. I could see her removing Eliza to a foster home during an investigation but not switching custody like that.
Second, Dusty went way too far. One more time. I love me a little Dusty because, well, yum! But he’s acting like some man-on-a-mission but without a mission. It’s like he doesn’t know what to do with his time so he just makes everything he can bad. There was no reason for him to go after Paul and beat him up, there is no reason for him to keep Lucy’s secrets and don’t get me started on the ‘relationship’ with Meg. That woman needs a man break! For a guy who is so good at telling other people what they should do he certainly doesn’t have good advice for himself!
And that brings me to Lucy. When she announced her secret medical mission to Africa I absolutely loved the idea. Now, I think it’s just another lie. Why? Because she keeps using it to get what she wants. Dusty wants her to help Meg (and who wouldn’t want to keep Paul from that baby?) and she throws down the Medical Mission Card. Paul threatens to tell Craig the truth and she throws down the Medical Mission Card. I loved Dusty’s comeback on Thursday, though.
“You could save Eliza and Meg and that would save me. That is three people saved, Lucy, isn’t that enough?” he said.
Perfect comeback and right on. Yes, I think getting medicines to needy people is a valiant cause, but I don’t think that trumps being a decent person to the other people directly in your life. Plus, I’m not so sure she really is on a medical mission; I still think there is more going on on Craig’s docks than Lucy is letting on!
Parker and Liberty
I know many of you are Parker and Liberty fans. I actually like the couple as a teenaged couple, myself, but I hate what they have become over the past month or so. Why? Because Parker is emotionally blackmailing Liberty at every turn. Any time she tries to tell him what she wants for her life, he pulls the Don't-You-Love-Me card. Of course that is going to bring Liberty back to his side and holding his hand, and that is the last place she needs to be.
The Liberty we first met was strong and knew what she wanted. The Liberty who married Parker is a shell of that person. She isn't strong, she waffles between what she really wants and not going against Parker's wishes. And why is she doing that? Why are Parker's needs being placed ahead of her own? No marriage built on that kind of dynamic can thrive.
Hopefully Craig, Carly, Jack and Janet can finally put some space between the kids and we can find out why Parker is acting the way he is, because there is something more going on with Parker that we don't know yet.
Big sigh from me on this one. Seriously. Big. Sigh.
Luke is driving me crazy. First, the poster stunt was not a funny way to get back at Damian, it wasn't even a good way to get back at Damian. The best way to get back at Damian is to make the foundation a huge, gay-rights platform. The disrespect that Luke showed Damian and the whole gay community by going along with Zac and Zoe was stupid, at least in my opinion.
I'm a huge Nuke fan, but Luke is really getting on my nerves with all of the whining and carrying on. He needs to grow up and move on, like Noah advised!
Where is Barbara? Lucinda? Lisa? I miss these great characters and actresses and I hope the writers come up with something great for them very soon!
Until next Friday, fans!