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September 09, 2011

The Words I've Been Waiting To Hear

My fondness for David Canary is well-documented and potentially worrisome to his family and friends; I promise I'm not dangerous, Mr. Canary! I just really, really love you and would like to have a conversation with you over a cup of tea. It's just that the conversation may just be giggling on my end, but--you know, I'm just going to take a break from digging this whole for myself and say that even though I knew I was excited about Adam returning to the show, I was taken aback by just HOW excited I am.

Colby: Hi, Dad. We really need you.

Why would that make a person tear up?! I don't know, but I did! Maybe because it's true: we do! We do need you, Adam. And by we, I mean AMERICA. America needs Adam Chandler. And not just Adam Chandler smirking cockily at JR from a picture frame, although that is delightful for sure.

So much of All My Children right now has me weepy. David and Cara are so sweet and sparkly together that it makes me tear up (is Lindsay Hartley a miracle worker or something? She is able to pique my interest in characters I had long written off as fatally irksome. Except that not even Cara could make Jake remotely okay...). And Tad and Dixie. Tad and Dixie! GUYS.

Tad: Dixie, please come home. From the bottom of my heart, please. Please live with me.
Dixie: From a first date to moving in?
Tad: Well, you know what Chicken Little said.
Dixie: Uh, the sky is falling?
Tad: It's a new day. And that's exactly how I'd like to wake up every day. Every morning, for the rest of our lives together. With humor and with love.
Dixie: There's no other way I would like to wake up.
Tad: You know you wanna!
Dixie: Woo! Is that an egg in your basket, or are you just happy to see me?

Tears. Actual tears. Like, 36 hours ago I was complaining to someone that Tad and Dixie weren't doing it for me this time around and that I was still bitter that I didn't get the Tad/Cara romance I've been publicly begging for and here I am, watching dopes in a chicken suit crying.

The closer we get to the end of this show's run on ABC, the uglier I think it is going to get for me. I am probably going to be--literally!--shaking and crying two weeks from now, and full-on ugly-sobbing whenever someone says the words "all", "my", or "children".

Comments

There, there, Mallory. Have some Xanax and some wine; it'll make you feel better.

Prospect Park really needs to snap Lindsay Hartley up because Cara was gold with Tad and is really selling this random, last minute pairing with David.

The show really has a good rythmn right now. Tad and Dixie are just superb. Those two play off each other so perfectly, be it drama or comedy or little more than a look. It is perfection that's both exciting and feels like a comfortable old shoe.

Jake and Amanda are touching as hell right now. And they're both playing it so low key, so sweet with each other. I haven't liked Jake this much in years. And Chrishell is doing a great job with Amanda.

Jesse and Angie are back to the couple I remember. I'm still not sure she's really going to forgive him, but if she doesn't, the heartbreak for them both will be even more powerful because it's being played with such recognizable emotion.

And even Colby, for probably the first time ever, wasn't bad. Her last conversation with JR, and then the phone call to Brooke and Adam, very nice.

I'm loving the show right now, bittersweet as that feels.

Anyone else think that Stuart might be one of the two people David has alive?

And, anyone else think that it's Vanessa pulling the strings, and that it's her Zach wants to bring down? I think that's going to be what saves David in the end.
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I watch the David/Cara scenes with trepedation. I like them together. A lot. But I'm so worried with how this Orpheus story is going to end. I mean, this is the end of the show -- I really think it can go one of two ways: David redeemed or David jailed/dead. While I wish for the former (when well-written, he's such an interesting, multi-layered character. and well-acted!), I'm scared to be too hopeful.

I will always think that moving AMC out west instead of hiring an EP who could keep the show on budget like FV and the abysmal writing going back to 2007 is what really hurt this show.

GH and AMC were always the favorite ABC soaps with stepchild OLTL getting zip!

I always loved David Canary and it's a shame that AMC was moved out west instead of finding cheaper property on the east coast plus a new EP and HW to save the soap.

ABC didn't want to save the soap. They want all of them gone. I know Brian Frons is responsible for most of this but ABC President Anne Sweeney wanted ALL the shows cancelled when they cut AMC and OLTL. Everything Frons did he got approval to do from the REAL higher ups.

My fondness for David Canary is well-documented and potentially worrisome to his family and friends; I promise I'm not dangerous, Mr. Canary! I just really, really love you and would like to have a conversation with you over a cup of tea. It's just that the conversation may just be giggling on my end, but--you know, I'm just going to take a break from digging this whole for myself and say that even though I knew I was excited about Adam returning to the show, I was taken aback by just HOW excited I am.

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