Is it just me, or is All My Children getting more confusing and stranger by
First we have the fake death of Babe, apparently so that the Satin Slayer thinks
she’s dead and moves onto stalk Kendall. This somehow is supposed to help
uncover the killer, though I’m not sure how.
Now we have Zach and Kendall in Las Vegas looking into the mysterious Alexander
Cambias Sr., otherwise known as Zach’s biological father. Zach and Kendall come
to figure out that Cambias isn’t really dead, so he must be the Satin Slayer.
They make this leap how? By a small note found in Alex’s casket, which by the
way contained numerous rocks but no body. It seemed like there more rocks than
there really needed to be. Those rocks looked pretty heavy, and I’m sure they
outweighed Alex’s body. Anyway back to the note. It said something to the effect
of his once dead son is now alive.
Zach brilliantly figures out that his father is annoyed with him because he
faked his death then came back to life and somehow by doing so muddied the
Cambias good name. That assumes that that Cambias name was ever good, which is
It seems that good-old Alex was steamed that his other son Michael raped Bianca
and brought shame to the Cambias family. Then when he learned later that Zach
had faked his death, it must have sent him over the edge and turned him into a
Now considering that Alex “died” three or four years ago, it seems like it sure
took him a long time to decide his plan of attack.
The fact that Alex went after the women of Fusion one by one in an effort to get
back at Zach makes little sense. Why not just go after Zach, or even Kendall and
then Zach? Instead it becomes this convoluted, nonsensical storyline whose only
purpose it seems is to get rid of a few actresses.
But back to Alex, he somehow follows Zach and Kendall to Vegas and apparently is
secretly listening to their conversation where they figure out the ruse. Moments
after they realize that Alex is the killer, he calls Zach up on the hotel phone.
They set up a meeting at a warehouse.
When Zach arrives at the warehouse alone, he eyes the woman who has shown in
show flashbacks to be his mother. She still looks exactly how she did when she
supposedly died a few decades ago when Zach was 5 years old. The story behind
this woman remains to be seen, but it just adds to the confusion and strangeness
of this whole storyline.
Speaking of strange, we have Babe holed up in a basement room of the Pine Valley
casino that interestingly has been designed to look exactly like a room at Pine
Somehow Josh managed within a matter of hours to make the basement room look
like a hospital room, complete with serious-looking medical equipment, just so
Babe would be fooled. Farfetched yes, but that’s only if we’re talking about
reality. Soap operas, remember, extend reality far passed the breaking point.
Anyway, we have Josh lying right and left to Babe, who thinks she’s in a
hospital recovering from her attack. She has no clue that the majority of Pine
Valley thinks she’s dead, or that her mother is grieving over the loss of her “Babydoll.”
Josh is lying with complete ease, telling Babe that her mother has been with her
holding her hand while she slept. When Babe asks when her mother will return, he
tells her she’ll be back soon. Wouldn’t you think that Babe would ask to call
And what about little Adam? Has this child been told that his mother is dead?
AMC has not addressed this question, and instead is leaving this in limbo.
Apparently even they won’t stoop to falsely telling a 3-year-old boy his mother
is dead and never to return.
In Josh’s mind, this whole fooling Babe bit is for her protection. Apparently
it’s to protect her from the killer, but also from J.R.. Why exactly does she need
to be protected from J.R.? I know that he tried to kill her once, but that was
ages ago. J.R. seems to be no physical threat to Babe.
This appears more than anything to be a way for Josh to keep Babe to himself.
His fascination with Babe is approaching the point of becoming creepy and
stalkerish. What does he think Babe is going to do when she learns he has been
lying to her? She’ll blast Josh to kingdom come when she learns that he led her
mother to believe she was dead.
That leads us to the doctors of Pine Valley Hospital. Are we to believe that
Jeff and even Joe – of all people Dr. Joe – would commit so many ethical
violations and let everyone think Babe is dead. It is out of Joe’s character to
go along with this lie.
The writers had to throw in that line from Krystal about how she wanted Babe’s
funeral to be closed casket. Of course – there was no body in the casket. But
wouldn’t it stand to reason that Krystal would have looked at Babe in the casket
before the funeral started?
Speaking of that funeral, why have it outside in the middle of February in a
northern state? Are there no churches in Pine Valley?
While we are on the topic of ridiculous things in Pine Valley, there’s one more
unrelated thing that’s been bugging me.
When exactly did Wildwind become a boarding house and how is it that Julia gets
to decide who lives there. Julia doesn’t own the house. With the addition of
Annie and Emma last week, the place is becoming a regular hotel.
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