All My Children Spoilers: What is Caleb Hiding From Asher?

Here’s the Scoop!

I know I’ve been down on All My Children lately. Calling it a snooze-fest, even enlisting Jillian and her sound effects on a recent podcast to show just how bored I’ve been lately. So how about we dish on some scoop along with what I like about All My Kids and a little of what puts me to sleep mixed in.

Asher… While I agree there are plenty of characters in the history books to bring back, I do like Asher. If anything, he makes me want to like Caleb and he gives a decent reason for Caleb to be around. A good father – son battle is classic soap and classic soap goodness is what I am all about. How will Asher react when Colby tells him Caleb knows the truth? Caleb believes Asher was out to hurt him, well duh, aren’t you a smart one Caleb. JR uses his close ties with Asher as a way to get under Caleb’s skin. What will a long, lost father do when his son tells him his goal is to make dear old dad’s life hell? Despite Asher telling Colby he knows JR was using him, he still calls his boss out. Will Colby tell Damon about locking lips with Asher? Caleb is not a proud papa when Asher takes his anger to the boob tube.

More on new-found father and son… Asher may be calling JR out for using him,but he tells Caleb he rather be used than ignored. Erica wants Caleb to hold on to hope that things with Asher will turn around. He’ll tell Colby he’s still angry despite unleashing on Caleb.

I’m torn and I like it!  I like the character of Damon, but I am sort of leaning towards Asher and Colby. Anyone with me? Colby tells Asher things cannot happen between them again. What will she do when she see the hottie half naked?

The brief Jake and Amanda scene the other day made me realize how much I miss seeing these two and how woefully under-used they are. That’s all about to change when Jake’s ex pops back up and invites Jake back to Africa and Doctors Without Borders. Of course, another classic soap aspect, a happy couple needs angst. Jake tells Amanda he turned the offer down, but only confides in Tad that the offer came from Carolyn. Another thing I like right now, Lindsay Hartley’s addition to AMC. Can’t wait to see her with RPL!

The Hubbard’s… How can you not like Jesse and Angie? I’m not so sure I love the loss of sight storyline, but the pregnancy and these two connecting on a new level has been refreshing. Angie’s amnio shows all is well and Jesse sees what color he should paint the nursery, by accident of course. What is in that doctor’s file that has the police chief so perplexed?

What I love… JR and Annie. Loved MCE explaining away AJ’s “kidnapping.” Kudos! JR confides in Annie that he never wants his relationship with AJ to be like Asher and Caleb’s. Now, why make that statement? You’ve known AJ his whole life, you didn’t just meet him at the age of 20.

Now on to what I’m not such a fan of and why I tend to fall asleep during AMC… Ryan and Greenlee. Are any of you all that shocked? Soap trials are usually exciting, to some degree and this has been downright boring. Oh big surprise, Ryan admitted he loved Greenlee, as if we haven’t been fed that crap enough already. Greens takes the stand in her own defense, with Liza bringing up the smooch she and Ryan shared outside the courtroom. Liza brings Greenlee to tears, who admits to never really loving David, but swears she did not kill him either.

Tad is on their side… He uncovers a connection between Nick Pearson and David by tracing money in Pearson’s bank account back to the dead doc. Ryan, the great detective that he is, realizes that David set him up. Needing to find evidence against Pearson, Ryan sets out in search of him and lets Greenlee tag along. On one of their adventures, passion ignites between Ryan and Greenlee. The pair swap spit and we all shudder.

RANDOM and CRAZY… Liza has a warning for Jack that Greenlee better be in court for the reading of the verdict. Erica has an offer for Greens and Ryan, her plane! Madison moves on fast and goes out on a date. Zach and Kendall tell Jesse they don’t know where Ryan and Greenlee are. Caleb is hiding information from his son. Colby wants JR to stop using Asher. Zach comes to Ryan and Greenlee’s aide to get them to where Nick Pearson is, an island. Jackson and Krystal? I’ve said I like them in the past. Caleb tells Marissa to get a new lawyer for her custody case. Amanda meets the new doctor in town, Griffin. The jury has a verdict! Tad brings Opal to the hospital with chest pains. Also making a trip for a check-up, Liza. Thanksgiving invites are going out with JR and Annie make Kendall’s dinner list. Tragedy strikes Pine Valley, it is sweeps season.

What else bores me to tears? Marissa, can’t stand her. Again, I must mention Caleb, Asher may be his only redeeming quality. I’m on the fence about Zendall. Some of their scenes are just ok, but I’m not so sure I have any interest in them anymore. Zendall is busy helping Rylee, despite Zach not liking Kendall messing with these two. Some things just don’t change though. Liza, I just don’t see where she fits in anymore. Giving her the DA job for the purpose of this trial is one thing, but she ain’t Nora Buchanon. Brot and Natalia are also on my " Do Not Like" list. Their chemistry is non-existent and I honestly have zero use for them on my screen. There is some scoop on these two if anyone is interested. Jesse finally gets a clue, forcing them to admit that they’ve been out a couple of times. They tell Jesse not to worry,but he is, since he’d have to transfer one of them out of PVPD. Can he transfer both?

14 Responses

  1. Profile photo of Daniel St. John
    Daniel St. John

    I am loving JR and Annie despite the horribly contrived obstacles that keep getting put in front of them.

    I like Asher well enough; he and Colby are a million times more bearable than Colby and Damon.

    I love Angie and Jesse but making Angie a martyr and Jesse such a dick all the time is seriously testing my patience. I am also not a fan of the blindness story. These two need to be given a storyline that is a bit more exciting than what they have been given lately. AMC needs to snag Victoria Rowell and have her play a character who tries to break up the happy couple.

    I loathe Ryan and any woman who gets sucked into his orbit gets my secondhand loathing.

    Kendall’s return has been a waste and I am probably one of the few fans who is glad that Zack is leaving. There are 3 factors that have completely taken Kendall from the awesomely complicated and fun to watch character I used to love into this pod person: 1. Her relationship with Zack; he sucks all the fire out of her 2. Her friendship with Greenlee and Ryan; she plays second fiddle to Greenlee at all times and has seemingly become Ryan’s Girl Friday 3. The kids; being a mom has not been good for the growth of the character.

    Caleb is a huge waste of space. Every step the show has taken with the character has done nothing but make me dislike him more and more. And he has zero chemistry with Erica despite the heavy-handed foreshadowing of a relationship coming down the pike for these two.

    And the scenes with Amanda and Jake only served to remind me just how much I don’t like Jake as portrayed by RPG and how this coupling has all but ruined Amanda for me. Jake is like a more unkempt version of Ryan…he’s a judgmental smarmy hypocrite.

    Finally the only thing that can save Liza is for the role to be recast with Beth Chamberlin. As much as I love Jamie Lunar (and I do, I’ve been a fan since Just the Ten of Us) but this part is not a good fit for her at all.

    I am also completely flummoxed at the decision to recast Marissa. Unless they are buying time until they can convince Alexa Havins to take over the role I see no reason for this character to be on the show anymore.

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    As always thanks for the spoilers, Regan!!!!

    I am kind of torn too because as much as Damon has grown on me, I really like Colby with Asher, as well.

    I love JR and Annie as well.

    Can’t wait for Lindsey and Jordi to start in their roles.

    Hopefully Sarah Glendening can bring some life into Marissa.

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    Haven’t watched AMC in a few weeks, and now I see WHY!!

    BOORRIINNGGGGG!!!! And I agree with EVERYTHING you just said, Regan!

    I’d seriously rather have McTrashy back at this point!!

    And Daniel St. John, I agree…>Beth Chamberlin was always one of my favorite GL actresses, and I would love NOTHING more than to see her back on my screen again. If not her, Elizabeth Keifer could also be a good Liza recast, or Kelly Menighan Hensley.

    }But I’m sorry—Colby also needs to be recast. Natalie Hall annoys the CRAP out of me.

    Caleb and Asher’s dynamic is interesting, but I on Team Damon and Colby (Dolby??!!)

    I like Ricky Paul Goldin, but Jake and Amanda act like they are 70-year olds, not a hot vivacious young couple. They are so BORRRRRINNNG!!!

    Much like the majority of this show.

    And I agree that it’s time to stick a fork in Kendall and Zach NOW rather than later, especially since Thorsten Kaye is leaving the show soon!!!

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    Yes, that has been a lot “poo poo” going on about AMC lately with all of you guys. But I’m with you and so into the story-lines. I am digging the set ups going on right now, just because it’s good classic story telling on canvas. I agree I’m falling for Colby and Asher! I like Asher as a character and actor. I mentioned it once before but I really liking Colby, this actress has grown by leaps and bounds working with all those PROS and VETS. MCE is the best thing going for AMC, she’s a hot mess in a classic hot mess mode of a young Erica. MCE can act her pretty ass off, DK & DS is writing very good stuff for Annie and I think hitting their stride with JR & Annie. Who needs the real “Babe” back when JR is mixing it up with Annie.

    I have to disagree with you 100% Regan on Caleb. I like MN and his character, the scene on Tuesday when he realized Asher was his son was simply outstanding scene with Erica! The industry thought Kim Zimmer was amazing at turning on tears! This is a new story and the TEARS MN cried and the emotion of scene, it made you feel like Caleb didn’t know and shock and pain…AWESOME. I’m open to Erica & Caleb because I like the chemistry between Susan & Michael.

    YES, YES, Amanda & Jake’s scene was a sort of “wow” I miss those two and some good things are coming up for these two lovebirds with Lindsy…excellent.

    I love the story for Jesse & Angie, this is my favorite!! :love: I’m not into the whole Brot & Natalia is dead and no chemistry. Ryan & Greenlee and trial is boring needs lots of work. In my opinion to save this storyline, split Ryan & Greenpea, it’s time(been plenty of time) to recast Leo! The murder of David could set this in motion along with Vanessa stalking looking for her son’s murderer. Return of David’s family, and Greenlee and Vanessa going after each.

    Yes I’m over Zach & Kendall, they need a break, I feel they need to put Jordi in Kendall’s atomosphere. Lindsay in Jake’s, Leo in Amanda’s and Greenpea is PISSED.

    Can’t decide on Liza, Jamie Luner I like and she has grown on me, I’m not lying but I wish they could get March Walker back especially with Colby and then that could actually bring a good story for Tad. Tad is just floating right now with no story. HELL AMC should give Marcy a solid heartfelt chance to truly come back on her terms. Even if not full blown story-line, it would open up story.

    I read the story with Lindsay in TV Guide and would be wonderful story if she is up playing gay (she wants to) and story for nuBinks…which I love her more then Eden…there I said it and will be burned at the stake.

    I am enjoying All My Kids and like how the stories are setting up, they are starting to gel. Is there room for improvement on some stories..Absolutely but it is start. It so much better then Pratt!! So many responses are so hateful and mean spirited at times. I know DK & DS came from another network, die hard ABC’s watchers only know of the two soaps which they were writing for and now they are gone. DK & DS can write some really good soap opera (and stinkers), I lost both ATWT & GL but part of the problem was with P&G wanting out, and the EP’s of both of my soaps. DS is can write some very classic soap especially love and triangles. I’v been watching her stories since AW.

    Maybe it is time for AMC fire JC and hire Wendy Riche as EP. ;)

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    I really can’t stand Asher and I think the Actor is horrid. Don’t like him & Colby together. I LOVE her with Damon! Finn Wittrock (Damon) is so great and I hate that it seems he’s getting less airtime, and Trent Garrett’s taking over. Ugh!

    Can’t stand Caleb either. I used to like him but lately….no. I really hate how he acts with JR. I thought it was so dumb how all of a sudden him and Krystal waltzed into the Chandler mansion and Caleb whipped out his handy dandy handcuffs and cuffed JR to the fireplace. WTH was up with that?! Who does that??

    Despite my dislike of Caleb, I thought Michael Nouri gave an incredible performance on Tuesday’s episode! It was fantastic! Definitely emmy-worthy….I was so bored with this story until this past Monday. I’m glad AMC picked up the pace with the Caleb/Asher storyline. Now I hope that they make up and develop a solid father/son relationship, and then move up to the mountains or something! In my dreams :(

    Back to Damon, I really love him and Liza’s relationship! I love that she hired him as her assistant, these two interact so well together…..even though it would push colby away from him, I would just love if Damon and Liza ended up hitting the sheets! I disagree with you Regan about Liza. I think Jamie Luner is one of the best parts of the show right now, I love watching her in Action as the DA. I love her and want to see more of her!

    Totally agreed about Ryan/Greenlee. UGH, just ugh. They are the worst part of the show. I just want all of this to be over. The trial is completely boring, though I’ve liked some shades of it, mainly when people are on the stand. Erica on the stand a few weeks ago was hilarious! Love when she was getting snark with Liza.

    Kendall…my favorite character on the show, I explained on the “How would you save your soaps?” blog a few weeks ago what I would like to see done with her. I still stand by it. I just want the show to get her away from Ryan/Greenlee a bit and focus on the other parts of her life. Can she please go back to work at Fusion and take charge? Can Zach please make up his mind on whether he’s staying or going so that Kendall can stop wondering about it? I LOVE Zendall, but honestly…I’m really kind of hoping that the show just gets rid of Zach altogether. I want to see Kendall move on from him and do something new. Be single for awhile, and focus more on her sons and her career! JMO.

    JR and Annie are easily the best part of this show and I continue to love them! I look forward to seeing them everyday. I like the slow pace the show is taking with them. Another thing I’m loving, Amanda and Annie as BFF’s! These two have SO much in common and I’m glad the show put these two together! Annie could really use more friends! The other day she gave advice to Madison…I would love if these two became better acquainted. Amanda/Annie/Madison would be awesome!

    Don’t really see the point of Marissa, but part of me wants her to stay. I’m looking forward to seeing how the recast does and this supposed “new direction” the show will be taking her in.

    Natalia….I LOVE HER!! Shannon Kane is a fantastic Actress and she is being beyond wasted!! It really pains me. I wish the show would do something with her. I agree there is NO chem between her and Brot! I personally think Brot would be better with Randi! Maybe it’s just me, but I get lesbian vibes from Natalia most of the time and I would love if AMC paired her up with Bianca. But I doubt it.

    Angie’s storyline is dynamite, I love all of it and I love the pace the show is taking with it all. They are really tackling every possible thing that could happen when a person’s blind. The fact that Angie’s pregnant through this all adds a lot to. I am a little upset that we have been seeing less and less of her, though. I hope things pick up soon, I want to see more of whats going on in her life…

    Looking forward to Jake and Amanda’s storyline. Can’t wait to see Lindsay Hartley and Jordi Vilasuso on the show.

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    TK is suffering from Tony Geary syndrome if you ask me. They arent working, not because there isnt story for the couple, but rather because its so hard to write good story for someone while they are coming and going.

    I think Damon and Liza should hit the sheets which will make her persona non grata to all the sanctimonious martins just in time for david to return. David and Liza would be hot hot hot.

    Love J&R bored by everything else – esp. Rylee.

    JMHO but I would rather see Erica and Jackson in a quad with Liza and David than a quad with Caleb and KWAK. I still cant stand KWAK and while MN is doing a good job in terms of the acting, all I see between Caleb and Erica is friendship. KWAK is far to sanctimonous and will bring that out in Jackson BORING. Plus I sort of want JR to tell her that he isnt surprised that once again she is playing games getting between him and his child and that Babe would be appauled that she is supporting Marissa’s attempt to get full custody after he offered shared custody even after he found out she slept with Scott.

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    Courtney fan4life

    I never liked Colby and Damon. They were to much of the lovey dovey stuff and it made me want to puke. Oh I love you no I love you more. No I love you more BARF!!

    Jr and Annie are still the only reason I watch this show. SO HOT!!!! The only good thing about this show.

    Why recast Marissa? I dont understand cause shes pointless and needs to stop using AJ. Her and KWAK need to go.

    Hate Caleb but love Asher. Asher makes me like Colby but the actress still annoys me.

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    ” Thanksgiving invites are going out with JR and Annie make Kendall’s dinner list”

    Please let this be true, PLEASE!!!!!!! OMG, Jannie invited at Kendalls for thanksgiving sounds hilarious.LOL

    I pretty much agree with everything you said Regan, AMC overall is not that bad, I enjoy it all EXCEPT that black hole of suckage known as Rylee.

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    OMG I hope that spoiler is true also! I really want to see JR and Kendall interact again! I want their friendship to come back……crossing my fingers that is true. It would be awesome!

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    Regan Cellura

    JR and Annie will be invited to Kendall’s. Do they go? We will have to see.

    I’m not a fan of Caleb, but did say Asher is a redeeming part of his character and agree the revelation scenes were pretty good.

    Cougar storyline for Liza and Damon…. hmmmm? I do like their dynamic. That’s about all I like right now for Liza. It could work.

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    I agree with you, Regan. I’m not loving AMC lately. I really hate Rylee, but I’m loving Jannie. I love Damon and Colby but I can’t get invested in the triangle with Asher. Asher seems too much like Damon for Colby to find something different in him. Mind you, if Liza and Damon got together, I could see her running to Asher. I love Liza and Damon!
    O’m not digging Marissa at all eithier, I’m hoping that the new actress will make me like her somehow. I also can’t wait for Lindsay Hartly to join the cast.

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    Like most of you, I have FF through a lot of AMC in the weeks past. My question is… when JR was diagnosed with cancer, wasnt Tad tracking down “Rafael,” son of Sonia and Adam? Wasn’t he supposed to come to town to donate the bone marrow for JR, but just disapeared? My question is, wasn’t Sonia alive at this time? Is Asher actually Rafael? I thought I remembered Tad tracking Sonia down to Cali, and she was trying to persuade Rafael to got o Pine Valley. Myabe I’m totally confusing to different storylines…

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