Oh, Plot Point Writing. I Hate You.
There is some serious Invasion of the Body Snatchers stuff going on, because Kendall--KENDALL!!--said these words today:
Kendall: What good is a purpose if it just leads to a dead end?
Kendall: I haven't been "here" in a very long time. So this is me. This is me stopping right now. I am going to stop all the craziness and stop all the obsessing and I am moving on with my life.
The writers of All My Children ask me to believe all sorts of crazy things on the regular, like Ryan being the most sought after man on the planet or Marissa becoming a lawyer in less than half an hour or Rebecca Budig having any interest in staying with this show for the long haul (I love her and all, but what's with her lately? She's about as disengaged and over it as Tyler Christopher), but believing that Kendall is going to just give up finding out the truth about Zach's death is just ludicrous. When does Kendall EVER let go of something she's been obsessing over? NEVER, is the answer to that question.
We've watched her fixate on all sorts of trivial things and sat through the interminable period of time that she was consumed with reuniting Ryan and Greenlee, but she suspects that there is more to Zach's death and she just moves on after a couple of hours? Because she seemed excited to get her Nancy Drew on and said on Tuesday:
Kendall: Trying to find Zach's hidden message -- it's given me this energy, this drive, and I haven't had that in a really long time.
And now it's, "Never mind, moving on"? What the hell? This is sloppy and out of character, which isn't completely surprising considering the show we're discussing here, but seriously.
Silver lining?I now have a new game to play during AMC called "Where is Ricky lurking in the creepiest of ways?" Today we saw him spying on Kendall at Krystal's with his eyes peering out over the top of a large menu and then again, staring in her window. It is kind of hilarious.
And a PLATINUM lining?
I love them. I know. I am setting myself up for all sorts of disappointment, but I can't help it, Tad and Cara have completely won me over. Tad is like a totally new character with this re-invigoration and Lindsay Hartley is the cutest. The wedding deserves a proper post of its own, so check back over the weekend for a recap!