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  1. Ray&Donna

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    Margaux is the most interesting thing to happen to Sonny and Carly in years.
     
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    Carly's latest scenes with Jason reveal that she doesn't have an ounce of trust in her own husband. "Oh, poor Sonny! He can't stay away from the 'damsels in distress' and he'll end up hopping in bed with her, since he has no self-control or loyalty to his wedding vows. He can't help it...he's powerless and can't resist."

    If the current writers wanted to drop a bomb into the chicken coop, why not break them up for real, then have Carly decide to take up with Jason (you know she's just dying to jump on that). Sam will be left out in the cold because her 'back-up guy,' Drew is no longer interested in her (for fear she will dump him again when/if Jason becomes available). Margaux, of course, is not a long-term anything for Sonny, so he will have to stew in his own juice as Jason and Carly make up for lost time by having wild monkey sex all the time.
     
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    So Ryan kills Mary Pat on Halloween. He then kills Kiki on Thanksgiving. Now he's killed the documentary-producer guy on New Year's. I guess he was too busy to off someone on Christmas, since shrinks tend to be booked solid around Christmastime. I wonder who he has in mind for Valentine's Day.

    (Unless he's uber-politically correct and offers "equal opportunity serial killing" for Martin Luther King Day...)
     
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    Yes, yes, yes.
     
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    Ms. Tait? No, I guess he doesn't really know her.
     
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    Willow (Ms. Tait) seems to be a 'stealth' character introduction. Usually, when they introduce a new character, they hit us over the head with them and have them immediately eating up tons of screen time (think: Peter August, Margaux). Instead, they're doing a really good job of easing her into the cast and making her character important to several plots at once without making us sick to death of her. I've been seeing several new names mixed in the list of writers lately when I get the chance to watch, so this different approach has to be their doing. As they slowly ease her into the lives of the PC residents, we see she has a lot of back-story left to discover, even as we've figured out some of it. I like how, as one question is answered, another question takes its place. When we found out Willow was the 'secret mother' in Lucas and Brad's adoption, we then felt bad, knowing that she believes Wylie is her son, when in fact her son died and was switched by Nelle. She believes that if she gets closer to Michael (who only believes himself to be Wylie's godfather) that she can be closer to her baby, even as she attends grief therapy with Michael to get over giving up the baby. She's endured all this pain (some of which we haven't really gotten to know--is there some extra layer(s) to this other than the typical decision to give up for adoption?) and we know there's more pain to come. Her place as Aiden and Charlotte's teacher was a smart move, as well, because they needed a professional to act as objective mediator in this bullying story to counteract the overbearing personalities of the several of the parental figures involved.

    Best part? So far, they haven't made her another illegitimate Sonny spawn. :ms:
     
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    Yes, so far they are doing a good job with her character. Hopefully she won't, you know, get so enamored of Michael that she becomes a deranged stalker.
     
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    Gail's tribute episode was insulting. She got maybe five minutes out of the entire episode.
     
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    With these writers, you were lucky to get that!

    Speaking of writing, Oscar's story has given the show some much needed gravitas this week.
     
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    In the midst of all the other talk during Thursday's episode, Monica stated that Gail's will was going to be read soon, and that there was some kind of "weird stipulation" in it. The writers obviously decided to use this as an excuse to introduce some new plot point. We'll just have to wait and see, though I can only guess it would be something concerning the characters closest to Gail--in this case, Scott and Monica. Neither character gets much screen time, but maybe this will be a chance to remedy that.

    Saw the new opening sequence yesterday also--am disappoint. :re: It looks like something they'd use for a mid-hour bumper, not the opening titles!
     

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