It's exceedingly rare that there's anything on All My Children to celebrate, let alone three things worthy of celebration, but yesterday's episode was filled with bon mots, truth-telling and passionate declarations that can only be described as righteous.
AIDAN VS. RYAN
Despite the fact that Greenlee's dive off of a cliff was clearly an accident and not nefarious murder, I am enjoying everybody's hysterical assertions that Zach and/or Ryan killed her, if only because it puts to rest the notion that only women can be drama queens.
Aidan, who I once described as foxy yet pointless, has come a long way since his days as dull scenery and his commitment to knocking down Sir Ryan Lavery is commendable and entertaining.
Aidan: You kept on it, didn't you? You kept pushing and pushing and pushing until she finally gave in. Did you give her the perfect future that you promised her? No, you didn't, did you -- because she has no future now, because you killed her.
Melodramatic rage is at its best when directed at Ryan.
Aidan: Oh, nothing's ever your fault because you're always such the perfect hero, aren't you, Ryan? Well, the truth is you ruin everything you touch. First, Gillian, then Annie, and now, Greenlee.
Oh, Aidan! Way to make me swoon! Brutal, succinct and pure truth.