Performer of the week: Lindsay Hartley as Cara Castillo. So this week Cara confessed to Jake that, as a child, she had leukemia. She kept this from Jake when they were married because she didn't want him to look at her differently. On paper, this situation could come across as blasé when compared with some of the more high stakes (our outrageous) antics going on around Pine Valley, but Lindsay made Lindsay's vulnerability real and palpable. When the conversation led to how her own transience – a result of a childhood spend in hospitals – was opposite to the strong sense of roots that Jake had, you could tell her feelings for her ex were still alive and well. And, despite us loving some Jake and Amanda, we didn't hate her for it.
Best Moment: Tad saying good bye to Damon. Michael E. Knight was just awesome in this scene (okay, when it he not awesome?), but his last scene with his son – where he gave him a big hug and a kiss on the forehead – was simple, quiet and just so real.
Funniest Moment: Maybe it's more of a "WTH?" moment, but it's really funny that Randi is the face of a national company like Fusion….and still works as a administrator. Like, she probably makes enough modeling, right?
WTH? Moment: OK, we get why Greenlee doesn't want Ryan to know Madison is pregnant – it could screw up their "happily ever after"? But why doesn't Madison want Ryan to know? We get wanting to make a clean break to protect her heart and all that, but let's look at this logically. Ryan's a good guy, a good dad and would totally co-parent with her while respective her space. Being a single parent is tough – why deny yourself, let alone your child, the opportunity for a morally and fiscally responsible daddy?
Why We Love All My Children This Week: Annie's going totally off the deep end! Did you see her tear apart that rooms, take on Marissa and leave all those messages? It was so important! We can't wait to see what she does next – but what do you think that will be?
What were your highlights (and lowlights) of the week?