Another wasted opportunity………
What is it with the writers at All My Children? Why is Doctor (delicious)
David Hayward relegated to "years" of mopping floors (well it FELT like
years) and now pathetically sniffing around Dixie's skirts and Adam
Chandler, Jr. gets off, scot-free, once again - after everything he has
done - up to and including attempted murder??! David never murdered
anyone. I seriously don't believe that he would have allowed Dr. Evil
(Madden) to die either. He'd get much more pleasure out of getting the
info about Kate and then reviving Madden so he could watch Madden twist in
the judicial wind.
I get that TPTB love Jacob Young and want to keep him around. But letting
him get away with attempted murder, on top of everything else he's done?
That's ridiculous, even by Pine Valley standards. He doesn't even have the
"brain tumor" excuse that Jonathug Lavery had. Okay, so he's all full of
love and light now…For HOW LONG?! Until he catches Babe glance a few too
many seconds long at some guy? How will JR ever learn?
To make matters worse (you didn't know they could GET worse?) JR gets off
because, with Babe recanting her statement, and JR changing his plea to
"innocent" (*cough-choke-sputter*) the Judge decides that there is
INSUFFICIENT EVIDENCE to convict him. Doesn't matter that Kendall
testifies that JR CONFESSED all to her. Granted, she was in a coma, but
only the FIRST time he confessed!! He went to Kendall's room AFTER she
was fully awake and cognizant and, with Zach and Ryan IN THE ROOM, he
admitted to nearly killing her by mistake, when he was really after his
wife!! Since the writers seem to hate Zach, I can see why they would have
the judge discount HIS testimony, but they LOOOOOVE Ryan (for some
unfathomable reason). He IS the resident Patron Saint of Pine Valley, why
wouldn't the judge believe his testimony as corroboration of JR's
confession. For that matter HE CONFESSED TO ERICA AND BIANCA TOO!!!
Insufficient evidence? WTF??!!!
So he gets off - no probation, no community service, nothing. Not even the
condition that he continue with drug and alcohol rehab? What's to stop him
from turning back into evil-JR? They can't come up with some way for JR to
pay the piper while keeping him on canvas? Have him do some kind of
community service that TRULY opens his eyes and allows him to see that,
while his life has sucked lemons from time to time, he really doesn't have
it so bad after all. Allow him to see that there are people in the world
who have it a thousand times worse than he does. THAT could be powerful
story-telling, and I'm sure Jacob Young could pull it off.
Instead, what we get is the spoiled, rich kid, who never has to answer for
anything he does, because the rules simply don't apply. And what is one of
his first acts as a free man going to be? Will it be honorable? Kind?
Decent? NO! One of the first things he does is to try and drive a wedge
between Kendall and the man she loves. You know, the man who moved heaven
and earth to make sure Kendall's wants were carried out, no matter the
consequences to himself. Instead of being grateful that he got away with
yet another heinous crime, he's going to work on Kendall's insecurities
and make her believe that there's something untoward going on between Zach
and Dixie. Not in a friend sense, but in a "Your husband is carrying on
with my mother" sense. Bastard.
And what the hell was with the sudden turnaround in Dixie??! I almost got
whiplash watching her go from telling JR to "man-up" and take
responsibility for his actions, to pleading with Babe to keep JR from
having to take responsibility by changing his plea. How do they justify
that?! He offers her a few crumbs of kindness and understanding and she
does a complete 180?! Nonononono!! Then she pleads with Zach to leave JR
alone, smile, forgive and forget? WHAAAAAAAAAT???!!! Why should he?
Kendall nearly DIED for crying out loud!! The woman hasn't been back in
town for six months and the Martin hypocrisy is already rearing it's ugly
head in her thought processes. Only people outside of the family have to
pay the piper. And to further worsen matters, Zach actually goes along
with it!!! WHAAAAAAAAAT???!!!! It was bad enough that he allowed Dixie
to drag him from his jail cell to go after Madden instead of returning to
the hospital to see his (for all he knew at the time) dying wife. Now
she's got him behaving completely out of character, too??!
All I can say is that IDIOT, Babe, better be sleeping with one eye open
from now on. Don't eat or drink anything handed to her by JR. Heck, she
probably better hang on to those papers granting her custody of Little A
(can we PLEASE come up with a better name for him?!) While she's at it,
she might as well go ahead and sell her shares of Fusion to Kendall and
Simone, cause things are gonna be "frosty" at the Fusion office after she
lied in court to help JR get away with the attempted murder of one of her
I watch these shows because I enjoy a little escapism, a little suspension
of disbelief - now and then - but come ON! It's too much, even for
DUMB-AS-A-BOX-OF-HAIR (Shout-outs to Doc-HelenRuth's AMC Forum) Babe to
simply forgive and forget! He tried to KILL HER! Even a Box-of-Hair
would recognize that it's time to step back and reassess the situation.
She DOES have a child to consider. Does she REALLY want Lil' A to turn
out like his father? JR Chandler has gotten away with too much, for far
too long. It's not right, even in fictional Pine Valley. It's time to
try something new to shake things up! It's time to pay the piper. For
starters (if he's not going to jail) I'd love to see him mopping floors at
PVH as part of his community service. How fitting THAT would be!