Top 5 Bad-Ass Women of Summer TV
No. 5: Angie Hubbard, All My Children
Debbi Morgan’s return to Pine Valley as Angie, with the relaunch of All My Children, has nearly erased all memory of the YoHarmony debacle on The Young and the Restless. This summer we watched as Angie searched for answers in her daughter’s kidnapping. We saw her grapple with the awful truth of Cassandra’s (Saleisha Stowers) rape and drugging when her beloved daughter was returned to her arms.
However, it was this week’s episodes—where Angie poured out her soul over the swirl of conflicting emotions regarding Cassandra’s desire to end the pregnancy—that gripped me most of all. It was easily one of the most emotional, bad-ass performances of the summer. Angie broke it down.
No. 4: Fiona Glenanne, Burn Notice
Burn Notice’s Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar) has been through a lot over the years as she helped the man she loved, Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan). No one since Peta Wilson's Nikita on La Femme Nikita has made kicking ass, blowing things up and killing bad guys look so sultry.
Fiona’s love for Michael was only able to survive so much. When he disappeared yet again without a word—to work for the CIA in order to keep her, his mother, Sam (Bruce Campbell) and Jesse (Coby Bell) from going to prison—Fiona moved on with her new bounty hunter boyfriend, Carlos (Stephen Martines), only to have Michael land back in Miami in need of her help.
The tension between Fiona and Michael has been palpable. Burn Notice cannot end without Fiona and Michael reuniting. It just wouldn’t be right.