ATWT Opinion Article
Week of June 16
by Anna Banks
This week of ATWT was exciting. Many magnificent storylines kept me
waiting on the edge of my seat for more.
First of all, I was happy and relieved that Carly Tenney Snyder and Jack
Snyder managed to find their way back to each other . . . again. Iím a
fairly recent viewer of ATWT, and became addicted to the show when Carly
and Jack were together, around the summer of 2002. At that time could not
see the chemistry between them, and thought that they should be over. But
the ATWT writers were brilliant in splitting the couple up, because when
they were apart, I could really see the fireworks that go on between the
two of them and knew finally that they are destined for each other, and
are a great supercouple on ATWT.
However, I thought the way that they forced Mike Kasnoff from the babyís
birth was incredibly selfish. They seem to be punishing Mike for making
love to Carly when it is equally Carlyís fault. For Katie Perreti Frasier
to orchestrate Mikeís disappearance during the babyís birth was just
cruel. It is obvious that Mike is already desperately in love with this
baby, and to view him as an annoyance is wrong. He traveled all the way
from Oakdale just to see the baby; could not they have let him see the
On the other hand, the scenes between Carly and Jack when she was in labor
were classic. I loved when Carly got angry because the baby had not yet
been named, and I thought the name of Sage was perfect.
I enjoy the relationship between Alison Stewart and Chris Hughes. I think
everyone is relieved that Alison is no longer mooning over Aaron, who
isnít good enough for her in my opinion anyway. Chris and Alison have this
spark that just makes them a believable couple. However, I donít like the
way that he leads her on. When he visited her at her house, he almost left
because she was flirting with him. Why would he come to her house if he
were just going to lead her on? That confused me, but I felt better when
they kissed. I also donít like the fact that Chris keeps insisting to be
friends. Itís obvious that he wants something more, so why fool around? He
sometimes acts more childish than Alison.
The Memorial murders are fantastic right now. The police think Dr. Gordon
is a suspect, but heís too obvious, and everyone knows that the obvious
suspect is never the killer. Dr. Rick Decker is more mysterious, though.
For him to be involved in something like this in another hospital is
creepy, and I donít know why Susan Stewart is not as freaked out as
Alison. Rick also seems to be lurking around in places where he shouldnít
be, specifically when the police are discussing the case. The fact that
Hal Munson found potassium chloride in Chrisís locker and Chris admitted
to setting up Gordo was strange. Why would Chris do that? His story is
flimsy and has several holes. The fact that he was practically sweating
with aggravation about the whole thing didnít help his case either. I
wonder what Bob found in that maroon book. It looks like a break in the
Lily Snyder and Rose DíAngeloís kidnapping is ridiculous. This story has
so many questions that even I canít keep up with it. Dusty Donovanís many
schemes to try to find Lily and Rose have all failed, and now thereís
supposed to be a person above Spangler and McCann who coordinated the
whole thing. It looked to me in the beginning that Spangler was in this
for himself. So where did this other person come from? My hunch is that
Barbara Ryan is involved with this, but I canít imagine the ATWT writers
bringing someone in totally new. I was quite surprised to see McCannís
corpse in Barbaraís apartment, and itís obvious that it was planted there.
Barbar never would have invited the police in if it werenít.
Best scene of the week: The kiss between Alison and Chris when they were
at the Stewart house.
Thatís all for this week.
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