Oh Pine Valley. What a sordid mess you are. The main thing we’ll note about this week is that everyone was hanging out in hospital. And that Erica was working this sort of pseudo ponytail, which was perfect for when she had a showdown with Annie, whose bangs were intimidated by no longer being the newest hairstyle in town. Here’s what got us buzzing this week:
Funniest Moment: It came at the very end of Friday’s episode, but when Tad threw a dart into Liza’s fake pregnant stomach, we exploded. Genius! We can’t wait for Monday’s episode to see the outfall. We’re also psyched because it will let Jamie Luner do some comedy … maybe it will take her back to her “Just the Ten of Us” roots!
WTH? Moment: Speaking of Tad, we love his goofy humor, but that whole “I’m watching a static TV and trying to make out pictures” bit felt awkward, Digital transition PSA aside (although we do love that he got ordained as a minister).
Also, Marissa … why can’t you see that David is just such a jerk?
Performer of the Week: We’re going to give this to Chrishell Stause, since this week marks the culmination of her whole pregnancy. Prior to this, we were sort of wishy washy on Amanda, but Chrishell’s performance has made the character strong, vulnerable, lovable and just so human over the course of the last few months (we’d say nine, but this is a daytime pregnancy). Her terror/relief/joy at giving birth and seeing her son for the first time was great.
Best Moment: We’re going to say the entire Jake/Amanda wedding ceremony for a few reasons. First, we’re so happy they are finally married because they’re quickly becoming our favorite couple on the show. But it was also sort of hilarious because of Tad’s “I just got ordained online so I can marry you now” schtick and that they tied David Hayward up to watch the whole thing. While it wasn’t grand in scale, it had a fun and romantic spirit that “AMC” does well when at it’s best.
Why We Love “All My Children” This Week: Because Erica is all on Annie’s case and when Erica rumbles with someone, we are there. We loved when she went to Annie’s hospital room to interrogate on what the hell is going on with Adam? The Empress was pitch perfect in her condescending, bitchy, slightly scary tone to Annie, whose cute bangs could not protect her from Erica’s evil eye. We know for a fact there’s more to come with these two in the coming weeks, so we’ll be glued to our seats.
Those were our highlights. What were yours—and your lowlights?