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Ellen Dolan
A difficult week in and out of Oakdale
For the Week of August 18, 2008
Chris is bringing sexy back. He was smoking hot as the show's action hero last week. Sure, it was a bit cheesy when the whole police force had their guns aimed at Rick, and Chris took him down with a right hook, but he looked good doing it!
Hi, Scoopers. I know you've landed here looking for my assessment of this week's shows. I'm sorry to say that I was unable to produce my regular weekly column due to a difficult week with my new preemie. (Acid reflux, shooting milk projectile out his nose, and sleeping only 1.5 hours before fussing and wanting to be fed.) I hope you'll allow me some "maternity leave" this week. In all the years I've been writing here, I've rarely missed a week, as regular readers know, so I hope you won't be too irritated. I made it through only two shows, and if I had had time to write my column, here are a few of the thoughts that would have made it in:

--Paul Ryan is going vintage with his wardrobe. He wore a cream blazer over a colored t-shirt. He must be getting wardrobe tips from Miami Vice's Sonny Crockett.


--Aaron Snyder looked like Spiderman or one of the Duke boys hitching a ride on the top of an ambulance in that action sequence. He should give up his bartending job and try a career as a stunt man.


--Chris Hughes is bringing sexy back. Holla! He was smoking hot as the show's action hero this week. Sure it was a bit cheesy when the whole police force had their guns aimed at Rick, and Chris took him down with a right hook. But, hey, he looked good doing it. And he can whip up a toxin antidote quicker than Emma can whip up an apple pie. What more do you want in a leading man?


--I couldn't help but chuckle when Bob found Susan lying on the floor and yelled out to the nurses, "I need help in here!" Um, Bob, you're a doctor; do something already! And note to Bob: I'm pretty sure you don't have to say "Immediately" and "Stat" consecutively. They mean the same thing, right?


--Can we please get an Oakdale talent show featuring our favorite characters? There are some fantastic singers on this show: Liberty, Sage, Alison, Emily, etc. I'd love to see a talent show like General Hospital used to do at the Nurses Ball. Can you imagine acts with Henry and Tom and the gang?


--Rick Decker made me laugh out loud when he declared that he didn't want Emily as a hostage because he wanted to take someone that people really care about! Ouch!

Best Lines of the Week:

(Rick forces a kiss on Susan.)
Rick: "I apologize. I thought that you might still have some feelings for me."
Susan: "I do. Repulsion."

(Psycho serial killer Rick Decker tells Margo he'll help solve the toxin case if she'll pardon his life prison sentence.)
Margo: "Are you insane?" (Shakes her head knowingly that he is.)

That's all for now Scoopers! See ya next time.
Jennifer Biller


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