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Shirley's Opinions

By Shirley

1/3 - 1/7

Happy New Year to all!  I hope the year brings happiness and all things good to you all.  However, we are here to talk about Passions today, and right now, those things are not in the line of sight.  So, ladies and gentlemen, I have a suggestion.  The election is over, gone and forgotten, so I would like to start our own Passions election.  My idea is that we will all go to the Passions forum when we leave here and look for a thread called "Russells - Happy Family or Rotten Rats" and make our choice.  I am going to go in and start it as soon as I finish here and I hope you will all go cast your vote so I can see if anyone else is as sick of this family as I am.  Here are my reasons for feeling this way:

First, TC is the biggest hypocrite I have seen in a long time.  He has made a career out of threatening to kill everyone in sight whenever they upset him.  "I will kill you!" is his theme, right ahead of "I know exactly what's going on here!" when he actually hasn't a clue.  Mostly the target of his murderous desire has been Julian, of course, with Chad close behind, but he has also said it about pretty much everyone in town at one time or another.  So now, what does he do to his "beloved" wife, Eve?  He tries to get her thrown in jail because she threatened to kill Liz in a fit of anger!  How on earth is that right?  Then, he seems to enjoy calling Eve a whore, a slut, and a tramp, yet he was the first to dally with another woman, her own sister, Liz!  He was kissing and fondling her for months before he found out Eve had lied about her past, and he never made Liz leave their house, either.  He wanted to be with her, you see, but now he has to make himself feel less guilty by claiming Eve was the adulteress.  Well, since she and TC met she was never with Julian until after he had already climbed into Liz's bed.  Oh, sure, she kissed him and even came close once, but she didn't do it.

TC has never been realistic in his assessment of his wife, anyway.  He had her turned into a perfect person, a saint on earth, as chaste as the driven snow, never giving her the luxury of being a normal human woman.  She was on a pedestal, something no woman wants since it's so hard to live up to every day, but she suffered it gladly because that's what made him happy.  She knew he was unaware of her past and didn't want to hurt him by letting him know she wasn't the angel he tried to say she was.  And even though she had a shady past, she had turned her life around and was living as the kind of person anyone could look up to for over 20 years, yet now he treats her as if she were nothing more than gutter trash.  And he has made her daughters see her in the same way, never giving them a chance to understand she is to be praised for what she's done, not berated for her past.  Now he is at the head of the line in trying to get Eve arrested for Liz's poisoning, even though she had nothing to do with it.  His urging and prodding is what keeps Sam thinking he has to assume she did it based on the flimsiest of evidence.  I am truly hating this man at this point.  And Whitney!  Who on earth is she to take her mother to task for lying?  Isn't she herself lying to everyone about who her baby belongs to?  I guess hypocrisy is in the genes and TC passed it along to his eldest daughter.  Now, Simone is upset with Eve, too, but as far as I know, she's not hiding any secrets, so while I am upset at her for believing her mother could murder someone, I can't say she is a hypocrite about it.  And that's another thing.  This is the girl's mother.  How on earth could they really believe that she could murder someone, let alone her own sister?  I swear, if I could have reached through the screen yesterday I would have slapped the heck out of Whitney for being such a spoiled princess hypocrite.  Eerrrggghhh!  They make my skin crawl with the very audacity of them.  And Chad!  What on earth was he thinking?  "I've finally found my mother, only to find out she's a murderer?"  What on earth is wrong with him?  Hasn't he ever heard of innocent until proven guilty?  Look, at least one of them should be on her side, should be willing to dig up the truth somehow and save her, but they all seem to want her to pay for something she never did.  It's just mind boggling, I tell you.  At least  Julian is standing by her, but I can't help wonder after the way everyone else is turning against her if he will be joining them soon.  I had hoped he and Chad would work together to dig up the truth, but I guess that's not going to happen.  I know Eve has done some horrible things, and I have been one of her biggest detractors at times, but she doesn't deserve this at all.  Rebecca and Gwen have to be stopped, I tell you.  Their sins need to come to light, too, and soon.

Speaking of them, I was hoping since Gwen is out of her mind (maybe.  I'm still thinking she might be putting it all on) she was going to spill the beans about telling the tabloid about Ethan's paternity, but no such luck.  I guess there's still time, but I'm not counting on it at this point.  And that's another thing that bugged me this week.  What on earth is Ethan smoking these days?  He sat there with a straight face and told Theresa that Gwen never meant to hurt her and would never try to kill her, saying she's horrified at what she's done.  Have we been watching the same Gwen?  I saw the one that was totally p.o'd at the fact Theresa didn't die, to the point she even jumped on her comatose body and tried to choke the life out of her.  She is still saying she needs to be dead and is only upset that she failed to kill her.  No, Ethan, there's no remorse there at all.  She knew what she was doing and she will try it again, given the chance.  Pilar is on the right track here.  Gwen needs to go to jail for a long, long time.

I guess Martin and Katherine are making inroads with Luis and Sheridan.  The whole story of what happened to them seems to have moved both of the younger people and might mean there will be a softening of their feelings.  I don't think it would soften mine, though.  I mean, not once in all those years could they find a way to contact their kids?  Heck, they lived with Maria and Paloma, all they had to do was explain it to Pilar's sister and she could have found a way to let her know they were both alive and well.  Heck, if nothing else she could have told Pilar that Paloma was very ill and needed her mother so she could get her down there and then tell her the truth.  There were ways they could have let them know, so if it were me, I wouldn't be so quick to forgive and forget.  Besides, they could have killed the man at any time and then used his abuse as proof he deserved to die and it was self-defense.  No, there is no reason for them to have simply left and stayed away for all those years without a word to anyone.

Ok, now on a personal note, I have to tell you I am in love with the little girl who plays Endora.  What a beauty, and what screen presence, even at such a young age.  She is totally adorable and her interaction with Tabby is such a joy to watch.  And she's really getting into the role, too.  Did you notice she kept waving her hand over the seeing bowl the other day as if she were making it work?  I tell you, Juliet had better watch out or Endora is going to start stealing every scene.  I know, that would be a hard thing to do but this little tyke seems up to the task.  Maybe Juliet is just a really good acting coach.  Whatever, I truly enjoy her moments onscreen.

Ok, that's all the thoughts on these subjects that I can print in here.  Remember, jump on over to the Passions Forum and give us your thoughts on the Russells.  I'll be interested to see what you all think.

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