By Kimi
Guest Blogger

LOVED Adam calling Annie out on her games yesterday!

I must admit to being a big Annie (Melissa Claire Egan) fan ever since she turned to the dark side.  Sweet Annie bored me to tears, and had she died some untimely soap opera death I wouldn’t have been mad. 

But now I can’t imagine AMC without her.

Annie’s good at manipulative games and can play Scott, Jesse, Ryan, Erica and Zach easily.  But she wasn’t nearly ready for the master! 

So glad to see the REAL Adam Chandler (David Canary) back on my screen instead of the caricature we’ve witnessed since Stuart’s death. Although I hope Annie’s not done yet because she is entirely too much fun to watch.

And how great was JR?

Watching him man up to his father was classic. 

The old JR would’ve quickly stepped in to fill the void, yet while his love for Adam is obvious, he’s finally learned some lessons and is putting himself and his family first.  Dixie would be proud!  I’m not crazy about JR/Marissa but she’s obviously doing something right.

I enjoyed Kendall’s daydream too, reminded me of why I liked Zendall in the first place. I’ll miss them when Thorsten Kaye leaves.

Although I’m glad Aiden Turner is getting screen time, I don’t like twisted Aidan Devane.  But for me, this story is believable because when Aidan/Kendall first hooked up (long before Zach or Greens were competition) I liked them together and wondered why TPTB didn’t write for them.

Aidan has consistently loved and lost so his anger isn’t a stretch. But Kendall was sooo hypocritical while consoling Aidan because it’s her fault Greenlee dumped him. Not to mention when Kendall had the audacity to say Aidan went “just a little too far” in his pursuit of Greenlee. Pot, meet kettle.

But it is karmic justice that after Kendall has gone psycho on men in her life for not loving her, Aidan is now returning that favor.

And I don’t get Kat yet. Is she doing all this hoping to eventually hook up with Aidan?  But it’s interesting that Kendall is SO predictable when it comes to her jealous streaks that Kat knows exactly which buttons to push.  Speaks volumes about Kendall.

And I had to give it to Erica, she got to let Adam have it too and was right on point. I have always enjoyed their friendship and it made sense that Adam would go straight to La Kane for comfort.

Annie (Melissa Claire Egan) and Scott (Adam Mayfield) Credit: ABC/Steve Fenn

Annie (Melissa Claire Egan) and Scott (Adam Mayfield) Credit: ABC/Steve Fenn

Scott is dead wrong for flirting with/kissing Annie, but I felt for him today. He’s been trying to latch onto someone since his father’s death and could lose the only family he has thanks to her.

I got the same impression from Randi recently (worried about losing her family) since she just wants Madison gone so her family can move on. These two have a lot in common … things that make ya go hmmm …

Finally, I wish Annie didn’t lose that baby. 

Not just because I like Annie, but because I love Adam. 

After the whole Krystal/Jenny debacle, I’d like to have seen him get another chance with a child that really is his, and an Annie/Adam offspring could be future soap opera magic/drama. 

[Editor’s note: Several sources are reporting that embattled AMC headwriter Charles Pratt is gone. Wonder what this means for current and future storylines? – Michele]

By Kimi
Guest Blogger

I am SO disappointed … I want the strong willed Amanda Dillon who blackmailed JR and the Chandlers back on my screen!

I’ve always loved this character’s potential.  Given her lineage (daughter of Trevor Dillon and Janet Green) this character was destined to be front burner. Even when she had no storyline, I rooted for her.  But sadly, Amanda brought the character full circle during yesterday’s episode of All My Children.

It wasn’t long ago that Amanda (Chrishell Stause) lamented constantly how she had no man and no prospects to get one. She finally landed Jake Martin (Ricky Paull Goldin), who supported her even while pregnant by his worst enemy. He eventually put his freedom and medical career on the line, only for Amanda to fall for the oldest trick in the book (running out of gas) and end up having sex with David Hayward (Vincent Irizarry) in the back seat of his car instead of waiting for her next ovulation cycle. 

In my opinion, this particular part of the storyline was distasteful to say the least, and lowered both characters in my eyes: Amanda for disrespecting herself, her marriage and Jake AND for getting conned so easily AGAIN, and David for … well honestly I can’t get but so mad at him this time (which makes me mad in itself LOL). He didn’t pressure or blackmail her into having sex (although any man willing to bed a crying woman who doesn’t even want to be talked to or looked at during the act, seems suspect).

 The only saving grace was viewers didn’t have to witness their tryst onscreen, and not because Vincent Irizarry and Chrishell Stause aren’t hot together, but because this was one train wreck that I know I’d rather not witness. I’ve been cringing at the thought since Friday, hoping Amanda wouldn’t go to the dark side.

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Jake (Ricky Paull Goldin) punches David (Vincent Irizarry) as Amanda (Chrishell Stause) looks on. Photo Credit: ABC/Steve Fenn

But bottom line, if Amanda’s memory is so faulty that she forgot David’s specialty is exploiting the weaknesses of others, then she may as well go on ahead sign over her rights to Trevor now. Save everyone some time, and herself further embarrassment. 

And newsflash Amanda – at this point it doesn’t even matter whether or not you get pregnant. The damage is done, and you can only blame yourself.  And poor Jake! How will he react? I’m sure David will see to it personally that the truth comes out in the worst possible way. 

Where’s Janet and her crowbar when she’s REALLY needed? (I think Annie’s got one she can borrow). And while she’s at it, Janet should knock some sense into her daughter, too.