ATWT Opinion Article
Although Julia is probably the most hated character in Oakdale she has
given major shake ups to the show’s core couples and made them the most
interesting they’ve been in months. Julia revitalized Jack and Carly,
making Carly fight for Jack and once he regained his memory their love
was stronger than ever. I am truly enjoying the Lily-Holden-Julia
storyline; thankfully the writers have moved beyond Lily’s grieving for
Rose and have crafted a storyline which evokes all kinds of feelings in
the viewer. Holden has been such a cold hearted, soulless creep it’s
nearly impossible to like him. My heart broke for Lily as she begged
Holden to save their marriage and I hated Holden when he blamed the
failure of their marriage on Lily, both parties are to blame when a
marriage fails. Even if Lily did go over the edge during Rose’s death
Holden’s lack of consideration towards her and his kiss with Molly were
not helping improve the situation. It’s sickening to see Julia and
Holden “getting it on” at the barn, a place that holds so much history
for Lily and Holden. Hopefully once Emma finds out what has happened she
will kick Julia out for good.
With the emergence of a Keith, a mystery man in Julia’s life who comes
to town on Feb. 3 this story is bound to get more interesting. I predict
he will be Julia’s brother or cousin, if he were a man from Julia’s past
I don’t think she would let JJ carry pictures of him.
Lucy is finally off our screens as she was shipped away to college. Lucy
and Dusty have been one of the show’s biggest couples for about 6
months, for weeks they debated to continue their relationship or break
up, and this is the resolution the writers come up with? The storyline
is completely dropped with a rushed exit and no closure, hopefully
Rafael will be next to leave. His existence is centered around Lucy and
now that she is gone there is no purpose for him. Even if Lucy was not
one of my favorites Peyton List managed to make the best out of her
scenes. I wish her the best of luck.
Now that Lucy is gone maybe Sierra and Craig will get a decent
storyline. It’s a smart move to have Sierra join World Wide, I am hoping
we actually get to see an actual storyline involving the company not
just “the conference calls” Lucinda often has to make.
Another character exited this week: Jordan Sinclair. The role should not
have been written out, a recast to Chris Beteem should have been sought
out. I enjoyed his character and saw true potential in him, so many
issues about him were left unresolved, such as who is his mother and his
growing relationship with Sierra. Maybe one day he can return and his
character will be explored with greater interest. I was glad he got a
proper sendoff making peace with Rosanna and Jennifer, with whom he
shared history with.
The funniest scenes of the week came from Alison and Aaron. Their
struggle to stay celibate was hilarious, and Aaron’s phone call to Ben
had me rolling on the floor. If it weren’t for Alison we’d never see
Nancy. Every time she is onscreen she lights up the room with her
presence, her advice to Alison was priceless and wise. Aaron’s head
wound was the lamest thing this week, Alison really poked it when she
was kissing Aaron yet he didn’t complain and by Wednesday it was gone!
For a brief second it looked like Barbara was going to get away with
drugging Emily. Changing the dishes was a wise move, but it was never
going to pay off. Why did Tom give Emily access to Barbara’s monitor
records? That is confidential information, and is not divulged to any
civilian no matter what history they have between them. As much as I
love Barbara she does need to pay for her crimes and return a changed
woman with better things to do than obsess over her kid’s lives.
Speaking of Barbara’s kids Will has gotten so annoying lately; seems
like every week he is mad at Paul or someone else and is constantly
whining for not being believed or taken into account. Will does have a
shady past so it is natural his claims will be received with skepticism,
he needs to get over it and begin doing normal teenager things.
What ever happened to Street Jeans? Jennifer has barely mentioned it
since she and Mike became an item, the modeling shoots are gone and no
launch was even mentioned. Suddenly Lucinda receives reports it is a
hit? Too unbelievable, Jennifer needs to be involved more in her
company! Even though Jennifer is a smart woman, I can’t understand why
she is constantly pushing Mike to spend time with Katie. Even if she
says she has to be sure Mike does not have any lingering feelings for
Katie the possibility is present Mike will go back to Katie and dump her
in the process. Katie’s obsession with Mike has gotten so boring, the
writers are so intent on getting them back together like they were some
sort of broken super-couple like Jack and Carly or Holden and Lily,
which is not the case; the closest Katie became to being involved in a
super-couple was when she was with Simon. She is so self centered she
does not realize how much her love quest is hurting Henry, who has stuck
with her through thick and thin.
NEWS: Cady McClain (Rosanna) will be taking some time off the show in
the near future.
- Y&R’s Christian LeBlanc may be crossing over to Oakdale. He will
interact with Jack.
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Page updated 11/19/10
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