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“But teacher, my dog really did eat my homework!”There needs to be an explanation at this juncture. On Thursday I was all set record AMC, but the station I usually watch it on (a HI-DEF station), the afternoon news decided to go into extra innings due to the huge snow dump on the Detroit area. They didn’t say when they were going to air their lineup of soaps…but as luck has it, I always have a backup. A northwest station I catch it on if I can’t get it at 1:00 PM, carries it at 3:00 PM (FYI: KOMO5)… However, you guessed it…. They were busy covering their snowstorm. Fortunately, they stated that they’d be airing AMC at 1:00 AM. “What’s the issue with that?” You ask? I live on the East Coast and so 1:00 AM west coast time, is 4:00 AM east coast time. So that was the time I finally was able to record Thursday’s episode. Unfortunately, I got backlogged due to Friday’s episode and I took the most part of last night and early this morning to get these done. 18 DECEMBER 2008: My thoughts on this episode, absolutely delighted. Finally, Reese was given a voice. AFter being reamed by Zach, Reese tried to calm him down with an embrace that Erica caught when she came to the casino to see Reese. After Zach was gone, Erica confronted Reese on the ettiquette of courting a Kane woman. Instead of taking it lying down, Reese told Erica to more or less, mind her business. I was so happy. As I said, Reese was finally given her voice. I really wish there had been other dialogue like, um, ohhhhhh, Reese telling Erica to go stuff herself, but I’ll take what I was given. And I was completely delighted with the fact Reese wasn’t going to keep the secret about Kendall’s condition from Bianca any longer. I clapped when she caught Zach before he could ren away and made him tell Bianca. Good, all the secrets out and on the table. No more flagellation for my girl. 19 DECEMBER 2008: Myrtle’s memorial service. Although Tamara was largely in the background, there was still enough of her to let us know Reese is a part of the tapestry of this show. The opening scenes with Bianca were so sweet. Tamara was as nurturing as she always has been. I did love how she brought that blanket to Binx to keep her warm. Lovely. May I say, that service for Myrtle and therefore for Eileen Herlie was just this side of sublime. I never knew the character, yet the show had me near to tears on many occasions. Everything from Erica’s eulogy to Zach’s breakdown in the elevator had me with a lump in my throat. Dear, oh dear, oh dear. And that poem Thorsten Kaye not only did the voiceover for, but also wrote. He reminds me of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Lord Byron or Percy Bysshe Shelley with his formation of words and drawing out the emotion with mere words. I just adored it. For those who want to know what the poem is, it’s called “HIghland Song”. I’m going to include the text of the poem because I thought it was just beautiful. Highland Song By Thorsten Kaye Now who will lead our Carnival And who will make us stronger Who will mend our broken sleep When she is here no longer For whose part do we stand and bow What stories do we tell And will we memorize the day When great and greatness fell Say will this valley overcome And will these shadows fade And will we lift our eyes to see The beauty that she made The disappearing last of her That leads to worlds unknown Has left a path to softly tread When sadness wanders home I’ll meet thee where the highland winds Divide wild mountain thyme Where I will be forever yours…and you forever mine. Just lovely…….. [ 234 ] SCREENCAPS REESE: 12/18/2008 “ALL MY CHILDREN” [ 001 ] VIDEO REESE: 12/18/2008 “ALL MY CHILDREN” [ 100 ] SCREENCAPS REESE: 12/19/2008 “ALL MY CHILDREN” [ 001 ] VIDEO REESE: 12/19/2008 “ALL MY CHILDREN”18 DECEMBER 200819 DECEMBER 2008

6 Responses to “TAMARA OBSCURA II 12/18/2008 & 12/19/2008”
  1. anonymous says:

    I have a question. There's some spoilers and previews related to Reese in the latest Soap Opera Digest and Soap Opera Weekly. I think Tamara is quoted in the Soap Opera Digest. Are you going to upload scans of them?

  2. Tamara Obscura says:

    I looked through both SOW and SOD while standing in line at Walmart and there didn't appear to be that much of Tamara in either. Both just had small photos from what I saw, but nothing that could be considered worth buying the magazines for. I do know in the next ABC Soaps In Depth, there's going to be a featured article with Tamara. If you have both magazines (SOW and SOD) and could provide me just a portion of the scans so I can decide whether to buy them, it would help in my decision. Problem is, with the magazines costing so much now, I really have to pick and chose what I get. Did that make sense?

  3. anonymous says:

    Yes it makes sense. It's expensive to buy magazines just for a few tid bits. Do you know exactly what issue of SID Tamara's featured article is in? Any clues to what it is about?

  4. Tamara Obscura says:

    It\'s the issue available as of Dec 29. I\'m not sure what it\'ll be about, but when I get it, it\'ll be up here and the article will be typed for the press section. So please, keep an eye out here.

  5. anonymous says:

    Thank you

  6. Tamara Obscura says:

    My pleasure.

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