ATWT Opinion Article
Week of 7/4/05 thru
I am in awe of the
acting skills of Jennifer Landon (Gwen) and Jesse Sofer (Will). While
both are newcomers (in comparison to other decade long cast members)
they can act circles around some of the current and older cast members.
Any scene in which Gwen and Will are in has my undivided attention. Even
Celia becomes a bit less nauseating when she shares a scene with either
Gwen or Will. This week both had stellar performances, especially Gwen.
The scenes she shared with Rosanna and Craig over the possible adoption
of her baby were magical, and the talk she shared with Rosanna had me
mesmerized, very rarely has Gwen shown such vulnerability as she did
with Rosanna. It is amazing that to most of the entertainment industry
daytime is underappreciated and often mocked, Cady McClain, Jennifer
Landon, Colleen Zenk Pinter, Maura West and many other actresses who are
on different shows other than ATWT can outperform many of Hollywood’s so
called “actresses” like Cameron Diaz and Lindsay Lohan to name a few.
Moving back to ATWT, giving a baby up for adoption is a huge step, and I
am glad Gwen is analyzing the situation from every possible angle, and
discussing it with Will who for the time being is the father (until
Casey finds out and decides to step up to the plate, or deny the baby).
In a weird and twisted way Rosanna and Craig are perfect to adopt Gwen’s
baby; they both have experienced loss and know how valuable a child is,
thus ensuring that if they do get this baby it will be surrounded by
Gwen and Will shine the other half of the teen foursome drags. Celia
blabbing on about purity/commitment rings was the most exasperating
thing I’ve ever seen on this show! Can’t wait until she finds out Casey
has already done the deed and is the father of Gwen’s baby nonetheless
(hopefully Alyssa Diaz can pull off these surely dramatic scenes,
although I have my doubts) and I am counting the days until she exits
watching scene upon scene of Jennifer-Mike-Katie drama, reading pages of
message board debate on this triangle and analyzing the situation I have
come to a conclusion: I like Jennifer and Katie, the one I dislike is
Mike. I missed Katie and Simon in their glory days, but I was watching
when he returned from the dead in early 2004 and I liked what I saw:
true love. Watching Katie with Henry as both friends and then lovers
made me like Katie even more, her crazy antics and wild schemes with
Henry shows she has a fun side, and even though I have not been a big
fan of hers since halfway through her marriage to Henry I still like
her. Similar are my feelings towards Jennifer, her romance with Jordan
was lacklustre at best, but it still kept my interest; she was much
better in her storylines against Barbara, Rosanna and now Craig.
Individually I like both these women, they seem to have a solid head
between their shoulders and have shown they can pick up the pieces of
their life and move on. Enter Mike. I do not understand why Jenn and
Katie are crazy about him, he makes them change to adapt to his persona.
For both Katie and Jenn he held extremely high standards which both
could not meet. Katie and Jenn are flawed characters, which is why they
are interesting (to me at least), Mike is a pompous idiot who needs to
get off his high horse. He could not protect Katie from Pilar nor he
could protect Jenn from Craig, his failures are evident, yet The Powers
That Be always make Mike seem as the injured party. I am sick and tired
of his EXTREME SENSITIVITY, constant bed hopping and reproachful
attitude towards either Katie or Jenn. Both these women can still be
saved, however if they continue to be tied into Mike they will remain as
boring as they are now and their unpopularity will become more evident,
if TPTB still have not heard the fan dislike towards this triangle. I
pray that the “Matie” reunion will put and end to this long, drawn out
worthless saga. I don’t care who keeps Mike, just let this turmoil be
glad Oakdale history is being weaved into the current storylines.
Involving Susan and having her remember the effects of alcohol during
her heavy drinking stage was a stroke of genius. I also like Jessica’s
role, hopefully a new storyline involving her and Ben will be coming up
in the future months. I’m sure everyone was asking why hadn’t Carly had
Parker analyze the picture with her father in it, his Miss Cleo psychic
powers helped find Jack when he had amnesia! I was laughing my head off
when Carly asked Parker if Photoshop was a digital program, and I
thought my mother was low-tech! Now that the picture is blown up
and the woman’s face is a bit clearer it is only a matter of time before
Carly remembers who she is. Obviously Jack knowing about the “terrible”
secret will strain his relationship with Carly once she finds out the
secret and learns he knew about it but kept it from her, hopefully
another one night stand is not in the works. I don’t want to spoil the
surprise for myself by speculating what the secret is but here are the
clues we have been presented so far: Ray was involved in a terrible
thing that happened to a child (most likely a boy, if Carly’s dream is
accurate) at a Family Health Clinic, something so terrible the records
were sealed and Carly was in the middle of it. The writers better craft
up a story that is worth it, this secret better be life changing and not
some cheesy overused plot.
have newfound respect for Hal Munson. I was clapping every step of the
way when he insulted Paul and Emily and threw her stuff out. For too
long this character has been in the backburner, personally, I would love
to see a romance between Hal and Susan, Lucinda or I am ready for Round
256 of Hal and Barbara.
understand Lily and Sierra have concerns for their mother, but the way
they are smothering Lucinda is excessive. I loved the line she delivered
to Lily on Friday “I have been your age, lily, but you have never been
mine” and to see her shoot pool like a common girl with Meg brought her
character down to earth. I have always seen her as an untouchable,
larger than life character who is always in control of her life and
those around her; that is why her cancer storyline and her impotence
against it are fascinating to watch. Too bas Meg is using Lucinda’s
illness as an excuse to stay in town and flirt with Dusty. The early
hope I felt for Meg is fading fast, unless the writers can move her
relationship with Dusty beyond the one night stand I would rather she
Looks like a baby switch between Gwen and Jenn is being set up,
it seems more imminent now that Craig wants to adopt Gwen’s child.
I like this new hairstyle and color on Lily. It makes her look
more mature and businesslike, although it is a bit too reminiscent of
Cady McClain’s final airdate has been confirmed: July 29th.
There is still no word on Hunt Block’s (Craig) final airdate. Thanks to
Sema for this information.
I’m intrigued by Luke’s possible turn to the bottle, after all
the troubles he has it seems logical he may try to drown his sorrows.
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