David Hayward

Gone With the Wind

Babe is Dead

Such a momentous day and so little to say. Before I get to the death of Babe, a couple of quick notes.

First, I really liked the scenes where Natalia told a shell-shocked Angie and Frankie about how Jesse always loved them, but also communicated the amount of love between Jesse, Natalia and her mom. Second, the tornado must have knocked some sense back into Greens because she quickly put together that Zach was the father of Baby Lesbianca. I'm curious where this little tidbit may lead. Third, Jake operated on Kendall when the lights went out in Georgi....I mean, Pine Valley Hospital. Once Taylor restored power to the generator and Kendall's surgery was complete, Kendall went into convulsions, most likely spasms of joy over Alicia Minshew's vacation. Finally, Erica and Adam were rescued by the Scooby Doo gang, setting up fireworks in the Baby Lesbianca saga for Erica and fallout from Babe's death for Adam, which bring us to... READ MORE

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. READ MORE

Why do you think David Hayward comes to town?

Ever since I heard about the return of David Hayward to All My Children, I have been asking myself one question, "Why or Who could make David Hayward come back to a town that hates him?"  To me, not since Adam Chandler or even Billie Clyde Tuggle has Pine Valley  seen a good villian who everyone loved to hate like David Hayward.  

The last we saw of Mr. Hayward was in 2006, when he announced to Tad and Dixie that Emma McDermott was Kate and happily told Dixie that Krystal was carrying Tad's child.  Even his sister-in-law, Greenlee Smythe Dupree (sorry she will always be married to Leo to me!) told him to take a hike!  So why now ? 

I have a theory and this is my theory alone, there is no truth to it that I have seen or heard. I just have a feeling that the reason David Hayward flys back into town is because Babe will die.  Ok, I know your thinking I am crazy but David has a soft spot for his daughter even when she told him to jump off a cliff, he is still her dad regardless.  How Babe will die can be any number of things but one that might hold some truth is Crazy Annie. 

The woman has not been right since Ryan lost his memory and giving that she is pregnant, her hormones are through the roof!!!  No offense to anyone who is preggers just making a point.  Who is to say that Annie trumps a plan to kill Greenlee and accidentally kills Babe?   It could happen thus bringing dear old Daddy Hayward back to avenge his daughter's death!  Victims would be Ryan for associating himself with Annie and marrying her, Krystal for not taking of care of Babydoll because she was too busy playing house with Tad Martin, JR for not loving Babe enough or right  (David's words not mine) and anyone else I am sure he would find an excuse to hate! 

David Hayward's Return, Oh the Possibilities

Hello David Hayward! With word that All My Children's Vincent Irizarry is returning to Pine Valley as David Hayward I couldn't help but take a moment to fantasize about a pairing long overdue, at least in my opinion. I'm sorry for all of you who make fun of me for my "Greenlee love" but I don't care. This post is as much about Greenlee as it is David, maybe more.

I don't know how many of you were watching All My Children back when Leo died but in the fallout after his death, as both Greenlee and David were mourning the loss of a husband and brother, I swear I saw the potential for a hugely popular couple. Unfortunately, what we ended up with was a rage filled; double snipping, I'm afraid to be a father, Fight Club induced, motorcycle jumping off cliff debacle unlike anything we'd seen to that point.

As a huge (and that may be an understatement) Greenlee fan, Rebecca Budig's return to Pine Valley has been nothing short of disappointing for the shear fact that the writers have been unable to recreate the magic of Kendall and Greenlee's fast paced banter and dialogue. Not to mention that Greenlee and Kendall should be frenemies instead of the "we are sisters" marathon. Nor has the " You are my true love, no you are my true love" scenes, we've been subjected to since Greenlee's return, made things any easier. Any All My Children fan who watched during the Leo and Greenlee era knows, without a shadow of a doubt, that her profession of "you are my true love" to these other men is nothing more than a giant mound of shitaki mushrooms.

Nothing would make me happier than to have David Hayward's return to Pine Valley be Greenlee's wake up call, the catalyst of Greenlee's rebirth as a character. And what is to say that if Greenlee and David have the same chemistry they once did, the two characters couldn't be paired romantically? Anything to get Greenlee out of this Aiden/Greenlee/Ryan/Annie/Kendall/Zach abomination.

Who would you like to see David Hayward with?