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?