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TAMARA OBSCURA II COMMENTARY
Author: tamara braun online | Posted On: February 04, 2009

I’m about to pull my best Keith Olbermann or Ben Affleck here, so here it goes…..I know there are some who’ve been wanting me to comment on the recent rumors floating around the net about the status of Tamara’s contract with ALL MY CHILDREN and the news that Eden Riegel is leaving this month when her contract ends, but Tamara is staying on. I’ve been asked what this means in terms of the ‘groundbreaking’ storyline AMC is trying to tell. This is all I know, according to SOAP OPERA DIGEST, this is what will happen:Bianca/Reese/Greenlee Cover Story Everyone is in Connecticut for the double wedding of Bianca/Reese & Greenlee/Ryan. Kendall refuses to attend unless Bianca & Reese agree to leave PV. They do. So Kendall attends. Kendall lashes out at Bianca, Reese, & Zach at the wedding rehearsal & gives a nasty toast. Bianca and Reese get into a fight & Reese storms out. Reese starts getting drunk. Zach finds Reese and starts comforting her & they give into a passionate kiss. Ryan sees. Ryan leaves & goes back to Greenlee whose staying at a neighboring inn & tells her what he saw & that he thinks Zach & Reese had sex. Zach & Reese however didn’t & know the kiss was wrong. Ryan tells Greenlee that he doesn’t want to get married next to a couple (Bianca & Reese) that are filled with lies & have secrets between them. Greenlee agrees & in her wdding dress, she decides to go see Zach because she just can’t believe he’d ever cheat on Kendall & knows there’s an explanation. Bianca tells Erica that she refuses to leave PV because Kendall said to & Kendall says then she wants no part of the wedding. Kendall jumps into her car & Zach jumps in with her. Though Zach, Kendall, Ryan, & Greenlee are no shows, Bianca & Reese wed. Kendall & Zach are in her car fighting & Kendall is on the wrong side of the road. Greenlee is on her motorcycle driving to the church & Kendall hits Greenlee, sending her flying over a cliff. The rapid waters sweep Greenlee away and she is presumed dead. The last airdate for an alive Greenlee is the 16th. Greenlee’s final airdate is the 17th, when Kendall has a vision of her freind. Budig says she’ll miss Cammy & Alicia the most. She says she was trying to see how living bi coastal would work & it was very hard. She would like to move back to N.Y., but she has to sort it out before she can move back to NY. She hopes they never find Greenlee’s body so she can have the option of returning. I emboldened the relevant portions. The thing is, Reese and Bianca do marry. So the wedding that does take place is that of Reese and Bianca. Now, what that means in terms of longterm for this couple, I don’t know. But I want it known, I really could care less about Bianca’s character, my only focus as a webmaster for THIS website is for Tamara Braun and HER story. I’m so sick of the villainization of Reese to the point there’s no sense to what is being thrown around on the internet about her. She’s been called ‘shifty’ and ‘secretive’ though there has been nothing in Tamara’s performance to denote anything of the sort. Now to the controversial stuff. Given how quickly her story changed on Days of our Lives, what with all the Steve & Kayla fans who were bellyaching about Ava Vitali’s intrusion into their story, I’m only concerned with what Reese’s story and direction is. Like Ava, I’m feeling that Reese is crumbling due to shoddy writing and lack of vision on behalf of the writer(s) on this show. Goodness knows, Charles Pratt Jr. cannot be trusted to write a lesbian story from a woman’s perspective and his allowing this flip-flopping is disrespectful to lesbians and the bi-sexual community. I’m a bi-sexual and it didn’t take me more than to the age of four to know I liked both sexes. Why not call it what it is Mr. Pratt? Reese is a bi-sexual woman. Plain and simple. Why not tell that story instead of screwing around with this whole hate campaign from Erica and now Kendall toward Reese. Hearing that both Erica and Kendall are going to be ‘ripping’ into Reese does not make me feel as if my time invested these past few months has been worth it. What particularly galls me is that people are seeing stuff that isn’t there in order to validate their feelings on Reese. It’s not ‘cool’ to set up that Reese is this professional woman who is in love with Bianca then drop in this bomb. And it is a bomb, and I have the feeling this was planned from the beginning and I really have to wonder if Tamara knew this was going to happen. And what of her decision to stay beyond what is Reese and Bianca? I’m hoping that if Tamara is slated to have someting with Zach, it is a bonafide storyline. Given how some of us were deprived of what was supposed to be Ava and Patch, I’m not interested in something that will only result in more Reese villification. Been there, done that. If the impetus is to try out a Reese/Zach pairing, then AMC, do it right. Don’t give us Kendall and Erica being allowed to tear into her without Reese’s voice being heard. Allow her to have her say, state her case. If Reese is bi-sexual, tell us she is. Don’t give us the continued ‘is she, isn’t she’ mantra. Again, if the desire is to push a Zach and Reese pairing, do it. Don’t shy away from it because you may face a backlash, but don’t continue to tell us this is a ‘groundbreaking’ storyline when in all fact, it’s just a ploy to gain ratings. Yes, this couple needs drama, but not this kind. Not like this Mr. Pratt. I think the gay/les/bi community deserve better than this. My big belief here is that Mr. Pratt was watching the groundsmashing show “Queer as Folk” with the lesbian couple of Melanie Marcus (Michelle Clunie) and Lindsay Peterson (Thea Gill) and thought, “Oh, yeah. We should do that!” Problem is, it was cheap when Ron Cowan and Daniel Lipman did it on that show, having Lindsay have a one night stand that bordered on rape with an avant garde artist, then come home to face Melanie and have that family break up because of a stupid plot point. There was no desire to have Lindsay actually take up with the artist, it was all for nothing. So if the desire here is to have a little fling between Zach and Reese, I say don’t! There’s no need to screw this up further by having Reese again take the fall for all that is wrong in Pine Valley. I’m just waiting for Erica and Kendall to blame the tornadoes that hit Pine Valley on Reese as if she’s some sort of conjuring witch with evil powers. I personally would like to think Reese is more Serafina Pekkala from “The Golden Compass” than Wicked Witch of the West from “The Wizard of Oz”. Mr. Pratt, you pitched this story to Tamara. You told her it would be groundbreaking. You got her to sign on the dotted line. Don’t pull a Bob Guza and make Tamara the fool.

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  1. Cher, 4 February, 2009:

    I can understand your frustration. I don't know why but I still believe Reese will stay a lesbian. I understand Pratt is in charge but I guess my faith in TB and her adamant passion makes me still keep the belief that Reese is a lesbian. I guess I still cannot see Pratt even with this mess taking back the most important thing Reese said to Bianca when asked about her past sexual relations with men and that was she knew something was not right. For me that was pivotal. I just feel horrible for Tamara if Pratt has Reese become bisexual since Tamara will be the one dealing with the brunt of hate from others. Even with the chaos going on right now in the Reese and Bianca story it is my faith in Tamara that still gives me hope. I will hope for the best for Tamara and the Bianca and Reese story. Tamara deserves far better.

  2. Ellen, 4 February, 2009:

    I just saw AMC's Promo during AMC today and they have Zach/Reese kissing passionately. What happen to the lesbian storyline? It's been rumored all over the net the Eden is leaving AMC the end of this month with her scenes aired into the middle of March with her leaving Reese/Tamara behind. I'm so confused as to what is going on with this so called Groundbreaking Storyline. Has Tamara changed her mind and decided to stay long term to do a hetersexual storyline with Zach/Reese? How in the world could GLADD nominated AMC for storyline that has now turned out not to be a same sex relationship with Bianca moving back to Paris without Reese? This is such a messed up storyline that started out with such amazing possibilities.

  3. Marcella, 4 February, 2009:

    I have watched the promo more than once and I don't care if it's a dream of some other character (like some Message Board posters say) and I don't care if Reese declares her "lesbianism" after the kiss. I am not buying it. That simple, short promo of a kiss was Reese kissing Zach with an OPEN mouth…and then caresseing his face with her hand (a very intimate, affectionate gesture) and obviously NOT pulling away from He-Man/turns lesbians straight ZACH!! It's nothing more than a STRAIGHT MAN'S WET DREAM!! If there had to be cheating or doubts or desires then why not it be a WOMAN to tempt Reese?? There are HOT single women on AMC right now…why not put THEM in the middle of Bianca & Reese? Because it's a fkn straight man's fantasy written and directed and produced by the boys club…in my opinion. After all…don't men think that they can "turn" a gay woman straight? Well…guess what…Zach did it. I don't care what happens after today…Bianca & Reese are OVER, RUINED, TAINTED because of that KISS.

  4. kathy, 12 February, 2009:

    I know this is a Tamara Braun site but I would love to Know what Eden Riegels sister thinks about this storyline her sister is playing so much for family loyalty

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