“You must remember this, a kiss is still a kiss….Okay, I can state with absolute certainty that I wish now that Tamara had been brought on for Thorsten Kaye. I know, I’m a traitor to the cause. Given I’m in a same-sex sitiation (spelled wrong by design) myself, one would think I’d be trumpeting this storyline, however, given the hotness I witnessed today….. I want Tamara and Thorsten as a couple as Reese and Zach. I think it might have to do with Thorsten’s initials. What is it about Tamara and her chemistry with those with the TK pursuasion? The other “TK”, in case you don’t know, is Ted King, Tamara’s co-star on GENERAL HOSPITAL. I know, I know, obligatory Ted King reference. But hey, what can I do. I really did love the interchange between Bianca and Reese today. All the Erica angst was cute. The way Eden described how Erica had the book all made up with even a section on candelabras was sweet. You’ll find more screencaps than usual of Eden due to her descriptive dialogue concerning Erica. I’m constantly amazed at the realness both Tamara and Eden infuse Reese and Bianca with. I love the naturalism of this storyline, though I’m getting a bit tired of Reese’s family/fiancee showing up just at the right time. I’m hoping that after Simon departs, we get to see more of Bianca and Reese’s love and devotion. The irony as of this posting: I’m watching an episode of “Eli Stone” from the first season DVD set I received from my mother for Christmas. There is an episode called “Patience” dealing with a same-sex chimpanzee case Eli (Jonny Lee Miller) handed off to Taylor Wethersby (Natasha Henstridge) and Matt Dowd (Sam Jaeger). And those people that would deny same-sex couplings say it’s unnatural. At least Steve and Pete will be together, according to this judge’s ruling. And Prop 8 is still being litigated. Incredible. [ 275 ] SCREENCAPS REESE: 12/30/2008 “ALL MY CHILDREN” [ 001 ] VIDEO REESE: 12/30/2008 “ALL MY CHILDREN”


This is a reminder, ALL MY CHILDREN will not be airing an original episode until 26 December 2008 due to Christmas. December 24/25 will be a repeat of the tornado episodes and when Bianca gave birth to Gabrielle. I’ll try to have something for you to get you over the next couple of days. Though, you still can review clips of previous episodes on the ALL MY CHILDREN CHANNEL at OBSCURE MEDIA.


My apologies for the uber-lateness of this posting. With Christmas just a blink away, I was out getting the last minute things done. I’m cooking, as usual, and I needed some last minute things before going to pick up my mom and bring her over for the Holidays. Not sure if my brother’s coming for the dinner, but everything is almost done. I have some things to pick up in the morning then I’m officially DONE for the 2008 season. So once again, so sorry for the lateness. I thought Tamara was just shining yesterday. I loved that little outfit she had on. The blouse with the black jumper to the mid-thigh, the black stockings and the black boots. She just looked like a trillion bucks. I also loved her hair. I’ve said this about her DAYS OF OUR LIVES stay that I’m thankful to the people behind the scenes at AMC who dress her, do her make-up and hair. Like on DOOL, I’m very impressed with the way Tamara looks. I’ve loved the way they’ve combined the element of the fun along with the professional woman Reese is supposed to be. In the architectural field, a woman doesn’t have to dress or act like a man in order to be accepted. She has to show her feminine side as well, but through her carefully chosen wardrobe, Reese is looking like she can take on the men in the business. Congrats to all invovled in making Tamara look as she does…. And thank you to Tamara for carrying it off oh so very well. I was impressed with Bianca’s proposal. I had the tears at the ready if I saw one escape Tamara’s lid…. I always am impressed with how Tamara gives us that view into her character’s inner self. If the eyes are the windows of the soul, then Tamara’s soul is not only beautiful, but ready to any and all things. I also loved how Reese and Bianca flaunted their rings to Zach and Zach’s pseudo-ignoring of them. But it was Reese’s expressions of hope and happinness that made Zach look more hopeful than he’s looked in weeks. Thank you Reese for constantly showing your kindness and strength. Binx, Zach, Miranda, Gabby, Spike and Ian are glad to have you. (Okay, I know I’m talking to a fictional character …… but ……)

TAMARA OBSCURA II 12/18/2008 & 12/19/2008

“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


These are late getting up. I did clip, cap, convert and upload all with the intent of getting them up on time. The obstacle: Being invited out by a friend.I know I’ll garner a lot of ire from the Bianca fans, but can I state that I’m tired of her constantly reminding Reese how she lied, lied, lied! Asking whether Reese is bi-sexual or if she had sex with other men I thought was terribly out of line. I think what is bothering me is this, if Reese talked to Bianca the way Bianca is talking to Reese, I would bet that Tamara would be out the door faster than a cat in heat. My issue is that how much longer do we have to put up with this? It’s not that I don’t understand the need for it. Certainly it’s that good old standbye excuse, ‘storyline dictated’. Well, stop already. As a Tamara Braun fan, it’s getting tiring. I think I said this before, if I truly want to hear Tamara apologize every other day, I’ll yank out my GH edits and watch Tamara as Carly, grovel to Sonny. I thought this story was going to be told with maturity and with truth. The only truth I see is that of Bianca constantly incredulous that Reese hasn’t told her every single nook and cranny of her private life. I’m half expecting her to ask Reese the results of her last pap smear! Reese had that romantic evening planned for the love of her life, and all that love of her life could do was interrogate Reese. Yeah, real romantic! Chuck Pratt Jr., enough already! I’m tired of it all and please, no more relatives of Reese’s for Bianca to charge off to righteously confront. It’s about time that Reese/Tamara got the storyline that is worthy of her. And not one that she has to constantly apologize for. If this is Reese, I feel it’s more Ava/Carly…rinse, repeat! Just a note, THE TED KING PORTAL is now online and ready for use. With Ted’s upcoming stint on PRISON BREAK coming up, I worked to get the bare bones up so I could begin to chronicle Ted’s role of Downey. Really looking forward to that. Do you think he could put in a good word for Tamara on the show. Could Downey have a wife FOX hadn’t thought of? (snaps fingers) Darn it! [ 334 ] SCREENCAPS REESE: 12/17/2008 “ALL MY CHILDREN” [ 001 ] VIDEO REESE: 12/17/2008 “ALL MY CHILDREN”


Once again, I’m tardy with the update. Computer troubles plus some issues with converting the raw video file to be able to clip it up to add to OBSCURE MEDIA. Also with getting dinner and other stuff ….. Onto today’s episode. Eden Riegel and Bianca fans, you might want to look away for this post. Can I say that Bianca is an obsolute wraith? Along with yesterday’s episode where she asked Reese, “What’s wrong with you,” and today’s badgering about issues that had nothing whatsoever to do with her life after Reese met Bianca. Just because someone is as open as Bianca was about her sexuality as well as her prior relationships, doesn’t mean others have to be. Reese didn’t want to tell Bianca about Simon and that should have been it. Also, it was none of Bianca’s business whether Reese and Simon slept together. That’s part of Reese’s past. And instead of understanding Reese’s position on her parents by saying something, oh I don’t know, supportive like, “After meeting your father, I can see why you didn’t want to tell me about them. He was totally unable to understand anything outside his own world.” But instead what did Bianca do, she badgered Reese to the point that once again, with shades of General Huspital’s Carly, Reese was reduced to apologizing profusely about something that Bianca injected herself into. Now of course, there’ll be strife again later this week when Reese and Zach (Thorsten Kaye) reveal to Bianca what they know about Kendall’s condition. So once again, Reese will be reduced to the requisite prostrating. Tell me again why as a Tamara/Reese fan, I should be happy? My hope is that Chucky Pratt Jr. doesn’t continue this much longer. It could get tedious.BTW: The preview for this week is tacked onto the end of the clip plus you can find it in the FEATURED VIDEO in the sidebar to the left. [ 219 ] SCREENCAPS REESE: 12/15/2008 “ALL MY CHILDREN” [ 001 ] VIDEO REESE: 12/15/2008 “ALL MY CHILDREN”Preview Week of 12/15/2008