I have figured out why ABC trumpeted the return of the REAL Greenlee and let the return of Angie and Jesse languish in relative obscurity.
I at first assumed that it was due to race and age related issues, because we're talking about ABC Daytime here and marginalizing people is what they do. After all, why focus on creating quality entertainment when you can instead use that energy to offend your audience in new and myriad ways?
But I made a mistake in assuming the worst, because I have discovered the true reason for their refusal to tout the return of the REAL Angie...
...I'm pretty sure this is not the REAL Angie but, instead, a CYBORG Angie coming to us from a planet where people don't age at all over the course of twenty years because HOLY HELL, look at how freaking gorgeous and young this woman looks:
I can't pay attention to anything storyline related when Debbi Morgan is onscreen because I am so captivated by how pretty she looks, which isn't really much of a loss, since everything on this show is a cluster of badness. I mean, what sounds better to you, marveling over Debbi Morgan's flawless skin or watching the thousandth petty argument between Jack and Erica?
I am dreading how awful the rewrite of Jesse's death is going to be. Because we know it's going to be awful, it's just what a matter of what level awful it could be. I am skeptical of bringing people back from the dead when there is a good writing regime in place and to be honest, I'd be wary of having the Cohen brothers write a story about how Jesse was never actually dead and did not actually welcome Gillian into heaven or turn back time, literally, to save Tad's life and when we're counting on when we're counting on the fi-core James Harmon Brown and Barbara Esensten to do this storyline...I am uneasy. That's a good, polite word for it.
(Of course, that feeling of uneasiness did not distract from the awesome moment at the end of Friday's episode when the camera lingered lovingly on the publicity photo of Angie and Jesse that Opal just happened to have hanging around that she gave to Frankie...
and then, like, a ten minute shot of the hospital floor, then Jesse's feet on the hospital floor....
and then Jesse himself...
and then Jesse reaching out to touch the son he hasn't seen in twenty years, on account of being dead and all
I'm a sucker for soapy moments, what can I say?)
My next mysteries to solve:
- Why did the writers insist on making the evil-ish Richie totally outright evil? Do they not know that shades of gray are totally in right now?
- Why do soaps continue to believe that amnesia storylines are compelling?
- Why does the wardrobe department loathe Chrishell Stause?
That's not even garden variety hatred of an actress. They straight up abhor her.