A Mighty Wind

Zach & Bianca

Not much to say about today’s episode of The Great Pine Valley Tornado of 2008. Lots of calm before the second or third storm with a great deal of hand wringing and extras running around as the director obviously says "Action!" A few developments, though…

THE DRAMA: We got a little backstory on Bianca’s latest squeeze, Reese, and the birth of Baby Lesbianca, complete with Zach ridiculously holding the baby up in the sky a la The Lion King. I half expected a bolt of lighting and a cry of "Shazam!" David Hay…er, the mystery squatter at the Chandler mansion knocked some bricks on top of Erica’s head, or she knocked herself out; I wasn’t paying that much attention. I did see David’s….er, the mystery man’s hands pet the dirt and bricks above Erica’s head though. Prior to Erica getting brick-layed, her scenes with Adam were awesome as he admitted his role in the tampering of Bella perfume. Annie continued to freak out about Emma. Droopy Dawg Aiden continued to sulk after being rescued by Super Ryan, who had a very awkward and lazily choreographed scene where he and Deer in Headlights Greenlee reached for Aiden’s jacket at the same time. At the hospital, Greenlee held Kendall’s life in her hand. Jesse finally revealed to Angie that Natalia is his daughter. Babe prepared to be whisked off by that big tornado in the sky.

Good dialogue today. Another perfectly fine performance by Jacob Young, who looked a lil’ thicker than usual. Everyone else was good. Not much to say there. Loved the brief reunion of Frankie and Randi; I know a lot of folks don’t like her but I do.  Frankie and Randi’s story is very much in the vein of Chuck Tyler and reformed prostitute Donna Beck in the early 80’s, one of Agnes Nixon’s best.

THE SPECIAL EFFECTS: Not much going on today besides the CGI clouds and a few waves at  Pessum ire Slater Beach Domus. Unfortunately, the matte/CGI blending with the live action was not as good as yesterday’s, as there was quite a bit of matte feathering (black lines outlining the live action footage) visible in most of those scenes.

GENERAL PRODUCTION: Just one thing. Maybe it’s me, but am I the only one who found it odd that the fireplace at the demolished beach house was burning so beautifully? Apparently Zach lit it to keep Bianca warm, but the whole thing looked weird.

OVERALL IMPRESSIONS: A solid installment today, with a necessary break in the action before the next tornado slams through Pine Valley.

14 Responses

  1. Profile photo of season1217

    “Babe prepared to be whisked off by that big tornado in the sky.”


    IN THE SKY?! Her destination is a little further south than the sky.:P


    //**SIZ FOR LIFE**\\

  2. Profile photo of season1217

    Okay, Bernard!:) Although, I know they’ll make continuous reference to her being in heaven. That actually reminds me of the time that Sonny died after being shot and went to heaven and saw Lily and his dead kids! LOL! If that wasn’t a work of fiction than I don’t know what is.


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  3. Profile photo of rskuggs

    Okay,after going through the whole “near death”thing with Ryan,and getting tossed around by a tornado and nearly buried alive,how in the HELL does that big ass ring,manage to stay in place on Greenlee’s little bony finger?

  4. Profile photo of ChiTownFan

    I also post at the Pine Valley Podcast. I feel AMC jumped the shark today when Zach lifted Simba, or whatever the baby’s name is in the air. I am so fed up with this soap right now. Chuck Pratt can go back to primetime. Pine Valley Podcast is great, they say great things about DC.

    I don’t know if I can watch much more. I think like Billy Miller, I am moving on to Y&R.

  5. Profile photo of luverica

    I’ve been enjoying the tornado storyline so far but I myself did think Zach lifting the baby in the air Lion King style was a bit over the top. Again though, I have been enjoying the storyline. Unfortunately there are those who will be looking to do nothing but nitpick and the baby lift is like red meat.

  6. Profile photo of ladyofthelake

    ”There is NO reason on earth why your brother in law should know you that intimately. NONE! How do you face your family at Thanksgiving after that? What does he say to Reese? What does he say to Kendall? Just ICK”

    Not to mention he’s also that babies father.

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    I don’t think it’s that disgusting. Yes, you see your sister-in-law’s hoo-hah but, hey, it’s life. And when you are in that kind of pain you don’t care who’s looking, just get it out! And Zach is just that kind of man who would help w/o hesitation no matter what. Now, him being the father is the icky, disgusting part!


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  8. Profile photo of terrifictam

    I was kinda bored by the whole episode. Good effort on the special effects but it didn’t blow me away at all. I’m hoping there’s more drama to come from this event. So far not impressed :(

    One bright part was Bianca saying she loves Reese and it being the real thing. Reese and I’m assuming Miranda are coming to town soon!

  9. Profile photo of elbugten

    “i laughed at the fire place too

    i know zach had to deliver the baby, but i found it icky that he was all up in bianca’s vajay-jay”
    I was thinking the same thing, too LIASONADDICT. I thought the fireplace working perfectly was odd; I was worried about a natural gas explosion, but I guess that’s earthquakes, not tornadoes.

    And I agree that Zach should’ve been a LITTLE more hesitant and or squeamish about having to deliver the baby. I would’ve liked to have seen Bianca beg him to help her a little, rather than him being okay with it. Daddy or not, that’s just icky. There is NO reason on earth why your brother in law should know you that intimately. NONE! How do you face your family at Thanksgiving after that? What does he say to Reese? What does he say to Kendall? Just ICK!

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