Inherit the Wind
TWO BIG MISSTEPS: Both involved David. In reverse order of air time, one was Ryan's cowardly attack on David by punching him from behind at the hospital, followed by a total lack of concern or empathy for David, JR or even Krystal after learning of Babe's death. The other was Tad pulling David off Babe's body and ordering Hayward out of the chapel. Both acts were so incredibly insentive and made Ryan and Tad look like such compelete assholes that I actually got mad. As aggravating as those two acts were, they were compensated by some excellent writing and performances overall.
As we head into the aftermath of The Great Pine Valley Tornado of 2008, there is wreckage aplenty to be cleaned up, discarded and foundations to be rebuilt. The Comeback and the Chandler mansion are the least of the worries for the citizens of Pine Valley. In my opinion, Chuck Pratt has set the stage for truly remarkable creative comeback for AMC. With so much going on inPV right now, things feel a bit like the days of soaps past, when if one set of stories or characters didn't grab you another two or three could fill the void. AMC still has a long way to go in terms of improving its canvas and stories, but the signs are very encouraging from my perspective. Who knows? AMC just might lure back some of those lapsed viewers after all.
The stage is set. The characters are in place. The actors are ready. Now that Pratt is firmly ensconced in Pine Valley, let's see if he can deliver the type of change we can believe in.