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A Short Drop Off A Long Cliff

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The demise of Greenlee "The Wedding Bride Biker Chick" Smythe (Rebecca Budig) on All My Children has inspired some great reaction from Fancast'sSara Bibel and Serial Drama'sMallory. Be sure to check out both of their columns.

Sara Bibel: Literal Cliffhangers

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Rebecca Budig told the show months ago that she planned to leave at the end of her contract. Yet her final scenes seemed like a silly attempt to land another clip from the show on The Soup. The shot of Greenlee, still in her wedding dress, riding a motorcycle over a cliff seemed like a parody of soap operas. It was also illogical.

Mallory at Serial Drama: Confrontations & Contrivance

In the wake of Greenlee diving off of a cliff, I am left with several questions (Much like the latest non-sweeps non-crisis on General Hospital has me so confused that I can't finish a question without interrupting myself with a new one, I spend most of AMC boggled. What does it say about me that I can't follow soap opera plots? Nothing good, that's for sure):

Why, when the writers need to write someone in Greenlee's circle off the show do they automatically think FALL OFF OF A CLIFF? Leo, Vanessa, Ryan (regrettably, that one didn't take) and now Greenlee herself. It's bizarre, lazy, unrealistic and...yeah, completely up AMC's alley.