Restless Rant
Week of August 1 – 5:

Despite my continued disenchantment with all the negativity in Genoa City storylines, the murder mystery had my attention – loved the way they had Diane’s ghost sitting in her old suite with the flowers and photos – nice! Here’s an overview of the week:

My Alibi.
Diane’s murder was set up in classic soap-style, and it’s been interesting watching the suspects scramble and the clues come to light. Great job making Diane look really most sincerely dead too – poor Murphy! Ew! If there’s a downside, it’s that many are weary of the typical soap mystery where all the main characters are paraded out as suspects when we know perfectly well it will turn out to be some other random person who actually committed the crime. In this case, most of the whodunit speculation surrounds Patty Williams as the culprit. Why? Adam telling someone on the phone to lay low (he’s the one who let Patty go), someone watching Diane attempt to seduce Jack through his window (motive), the nutty needlepoint pillows, and perhaps most telling, Paul Williams being put on the case. One thing I found strange – if Diane texted everyone to meet her at the bridge at the same time, why did they all end up there confronting her alone? No one saw each other or crossed paths other than Victoria seeing Victor? Maybe there’s more to be revealed.

As for the scrambling suspects, obviously they’re all trying to cover for the fact that they were at the park – most of them even assaulted Diane – of course their alibi lies will all be revealed and make them look guilty as sin before all is said and done. There should be some neat twists to the story if they don’t drag it out too long. It’s great to see Paul and Ronan back on canvas too – even if Ronan needs an attitude adjustment.

Saving Kyle.
Jack’s frantic search for Kyle was so realistic – well done. I can’t wait until he finds out that Diane signed over custody of his son to none other than Victor!