Fingers Crossed For A Rewrite of a Rewrite
Turning Madison North into a villain wouldn't be illogical and completely out of character (besides, even if it were, does anybody think that the All My Children writers would care? Or even know what any of those words mean?). It would just be reverting to type; the type that is a scheming, vindictive bitch. And if ever there was a character in need of some bitchiness, it is Madison.
Greenlee: Madison, I'm sorry you were shot. I'm sorry that your breakup with Ryan was very painful. But you need to stop coming around here. You didn't come here to quit Fusion.
Madison: Leave me alone.
Greenlee: I can't, because you won't leave Ryan alone.
Madison: You don't understand.
Greenlee: No, I don't. You told Ryan to stay away from you and then I come home and you're with him.
Madison: I wasn't--I just needed to--never mind.
Greenlee: You may not believe this, Madison, but Ido feel for you. I'm genuinely sorry for everything you've gone through and I'm not just talking about the shooting.
Madison: I should have worn my bullet proof vest. This building is dangerous.
Greenlee: So is holding onto something that's over.
Madison: You think I came here to try to get Ryan back?
Greenlee: You two were serious. I get that. But you need to move on with your life.
(Let's just ignore how depressing it is that Greenlee and Madison are so territorial of and heartbroken over/knocked up by, respectively, Ryan, because that's just a novel-length rant waiting to happen)
Surely I wasn't the only person wishing that Madison would bend down two and a half feet and rip a chunk of Greenlee's hair out? She hasn't even been reunited with Ryan for that long (their reunion has been so disturbing that it feels like much longer) and already her smugness is at threat level midnight. We are in for a rough few weeks/months/however long Rebecca Budig has on her contract!