It’s seems that All My Children‘s bout with Mother Nature is bringing out my motherly nature.
Or, in blubber speak, being a mom has really made me a sap.
There I was, watching AMC — alternating between thinking, “That CGI stuff is kinda cool,” to “Man, I wish soaps would use their money on the salaries of actors we actually care about rather than all this techno-dazzle” — when it happened.
The Babe scene.
The one where she’s trapped under major debris and everyone’s trying to save her and she whimpers out, “Where’s little Adam?” (Check it out below.)

And then the camera zeros in on a tiny dirt-covered hand lying underneath Babe (Amanda Baker), who’s lying underneath major debris. Oh, yeah, and did I mention that if they move said debris, Babe very likely will bleed to death?
Yep. Serious stuff.
So, of course, Babe says, “Don’t worry about me. Just save our son.”
I became a sobbing mess.
The kicker? I don’t really like Babe all that much.
But the kid angle always does me in.
So while I’m still reeling from that, AMC goes directly to Zach (Thorsten Kaye) digging through the rubble looking for Kendall (Alicia Minshew) and, of course, his two little boys. When he found those kids I lost it all over again.
See? Total sap.
Then there’s Annie (Melissa Claire Egan), frantically searching for her missing daughter.
Talk about heartbreaking.
But, I must say, this thing with Zach and Bianca (Eden Riegel) kind of has me creeped out.
He’s her baby’s father? Huh?
Makes absolutely no sense.
But, hey, it involves a kid so at some point I’m sure I’ll be bawling about it.
It’s just my motherly nature.

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One thought on “AMC’s tornados stir up my sappy side

  1. Lola
    October 27, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    The tornado storyline is the best piece of work AMC has done in a long time. I especially liked the scene where Zach was talking to Kendall at the moment he realizes a tornado is right behind him and sweeps up his car. Kendall is such a good mom. I loved the scene where they showed her protecting her sons. As for Bianca, it seems totally out of character that she would have asked Zach to be her donor without first speaking to Kendall about it. That is crazy. What’s even crazier is that Zach would ever agree to anything like that. The other thing that made me scratch my head is the whole Jesse had a secret family thing. Why? What is the point in doing that? Why can’t Angie and Jesse at least be happy for 5 minutes?