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All My Children Network Television Finale – Share your Reactions on the Final episode!

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All My Children has just aired its ABC network finale in all parts of the country.  We know many may watch it tonight on SOAPnet or have Tivo’d it.

But we want to know after you have seen it, what is your reaction?  What was your favorite and least favorite part of the episode? Did you like the cliffhanger? Did it deliver what you expected? Or, were you hoping for something else?  We want you to share your thoughts with us.

And, as we know many are feeling deep sadness that AMC has ended its 41-year-old run today, it is you, the viewers, that are part of its legacy and four decades of success.  We salute you. Now on to Prospect Park!

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Stephanie
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Stephanie

The final episode was stupid to say the least. I am sorry but we were told 2 hr finale and it was only an hr.Then it is a huge cliff hanger. What about the people that don’t have every day access to the internet. They could have at least had some time to say good bye to the fans.

Judith Sekscenski
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Judith Sekscenski

I totally agree with you. Finale was disappointing and, although I have access to the internet, what’s to say we won’t have to pay for the internet “channel” that airs AMC/OLTL.

Sister P
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Sister P

I agree also the finale was disappointing and a hot mess! I just found about this new internet thang but I agree with you again; what happens when we do not have access to the internet? I pay enought for cable! I hope we don’t have to pay for this site!

Marsha
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Marsha

I know there are many people out there that did not like how they ended this show. I can’t say as I blame them, however, I understand this is a soap and they wanted to hang a carrot over us to lead to Prospect Park. I thought the overall program was good, especially the flashbacks at the beginning and the dialogue between the characters. However the best part came when Tad delivered his speech. Micheal E. Knight did a marvelous job conveying what we all have been feeling these last few months. I say Bravo and hope to see you… Read more »

Sister P
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Sister P

But they are making us wait until January!

Marsha
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Marsha

Better to wait for January, than to have no hope of ever viewing the show again…

Judith Sekscenski
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Judith Sekscenski

The finale for me was anti-climactic. I’m happy with the Stuart/Marion, Adam/Brooke, Tad/Dixie happy endings, however, the episode left me feeling “flat”. It would have been much better if it had been 2 hrs in length and included more flashbacks to the 70’s, 80’s . More Myrtle, Phoebe,the original Martin clan, Chuck and Donna, Kitty and Link….The ultimate slap in the face; as the final credits were scrolling, the screen shrunk to make room for a promo for the Chew. You would think for the last network airing ABC could have rolled the credits on full screen, including full cast/crew… Read more »

Y&R fan
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Y&R fan

I totally agree with you. It would have been wonderful to see people membering the great ones of the past. But Tad’s speach was so touching. The episode was like from the primetime but the finale was a disappointment. I would have loved to see Erica or the great Joe Martin to make speaches. And yes the credits should have been with the original music.

Judy
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Judy

I agree. Tad’s speech was touching, as was Angie’s at the beginning of the episode. My fear is if Susan Lucci declines Prospect Park and Alicia Minshew and Michael Knight want to work only on a recurring basis, what will AMC’s future be?

linda
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linda

I was a bit let down with the last seconds of a program I have been watching since age 13. I was hoping for more of a happy farewell; BUT it is in great AMC form to leave their audience hanging. I will save this last week of episodes for a LONG time so I can visit my friends of PV. My eyes are still burning and swollen from all the crying, there is a real sense of grief and loss. I am striking against ABC programs (except for OLTL and Grays Anatomy) until the pain of the loss of… Read more »

Judith Sekscenski
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Judith Sekscenski

I taped the last week on my old vcr and am going to transfer the videotapes to DVD.

Debbie
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Debbie

I did not like the ending, but I did like what Jack said to Erika,

Waltina
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Waltina

I agree with you I didn’t like the ending nor did I like this last show of AMC. I was expecting something different from what I saw today. It did not leave me wanting to see more. I can see why the rating for this show had been so bad. The only thing I loved seeing was Adam. Still a very handsome man, and one of the best actors that have been on a soap. Some people from OLTL think Roger has the IT factor, but he could never compare to David Canary’s as an actor. This is just my… Read more »

MissYouAlready
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MissYouAlready

When Natalie’s face from OLTL came on the screen, I was like WTF? , that’s it. Just like any other Friday I was left wanting more… but sadly no more on Monday. I loved the way they went out, keeping it interesting and giving just the right amount of love to the new and old characters. Erica drama right to the end. Thank you AMC for all the good times.

Jack
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Jack

I expected more…although it was nice to see everyone assembled in one room as Tad made his speech. I also agree that not enough time was devoted to the earlier characters, who certainly made the show what is is today. Even if they devoted the last 30 minutes to a montage of old photos, that would have been a better ending than what we got. My thanks to the cast and crew for giving their all with what they had to work with.

Barb
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Barb

A lot of tears…and admittedly some anger. After 41 years, AMC deserved a 2-hour send off and frankly it should have been on primetime! But then what could you expect from those nickle and dimers at Disney. Despite their indifference (or is it disdain) I think we got an emotional ending to the broadcast run from the writers and cast and a pretty good set up for the online show. I’m already formulating my own scenario…it’s kind of like the summer I spent trying to figure out who shot JR (I was right!!). Love Jack FINALLY telling Erica off…the honest… Read more »

betty
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betty

I think AMC proved today why it’s cancelled. It has lost it’s heart. It chose to give Erica a story that she should have had when she was 18, not 64. She looks like a moron and to make Erica/Jack the only couple who didn’t get a happy ending, blows, and just proves to me why I am done with this show. One of the biggest fan bases gets the shaft, while Rylee gets it all? AMC has lost me for good and I Frankly, I don’t care where it goes.

Jennifer
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Jennifer

I think it stunk. It should have been a heartwarming ending, surrounding Erica and Jack’s wedding. ALl the past characters could have been guests remembering their favorite moments from PV. The zombie stuff left me cold. JR being sacrificed left me cold. Angie so easaily forgiving what Jesse did was stupid and unrealistic. Erica doing the bimbo starlet thing didn’t ring true and made her a laughingstock. Ruining the growth and maturity she was getting in 2005 when she and Jack married was the begining of the end for this character. AMC forgot what made it special. It wasn’t cliffhangers,… Read more »

Letitia
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Letitia

I thought One Life to Live was ending today, too. The dream sequence for all the main players gave a suggestion of how their lives would go on. Except it’s not ending – – – at least not today. In retrospect that would have been a great way for All My Children to have ended; thereby, giving its faithful followers a chance to dream their own sequels. I will miss Erika! Sometimes when I’m feeling a bit low, I use her rallying cry of “I am Erika Kane” to bolster my flagging spirit. (I would have loved for Erika to… Read more »

Annie
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Annie

I have been watching AMC since 1980 and I have read many comments about it on the internet. I have never wanted to make a comment until today. I really liked the entire week of shows, but I was disappointed by the last few minutes today. No one who enjoyed the week expected total happiness for everyone, but leaving us with a suicidal (and/or homicidal) JR was really beyond belief. It was funny that Jack finally told Erika off, but the writers basically ripped off Gone With the Wind. They should have just let Jack say “Frankly my dear, I… Read more »

Lisa
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Lisa

I was very disappointed with the last episode/final ending. I felt like ABC didn’t care enough to given the show the send off it deserved. I have watched the show since the beginning and will miss my show and all the wond3erful characters alot. I wish it wasn’t ending, but life goes on and hopefully the show will continue in some way on the internet, and I will definitely be watching. Farewell Pine Valley….I will miss you!

Becky
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Becky

If I look at this entire last week as the “finale” then I’m satisfied. The “goodbye” episodes for each family were touching in their own ways. I thought it was quite funny that Sarah Michelle Gellar came back and played a mental patient who thought she was Erica’s vampire slaying daughter! I loved all the appearances this week from old faces that we’ve missed. I loved the surprise that it was Stuart on the guerney…..I didn’t see that one coming. I loved the heartwarming reunions that Stuart’s reappearance created. I loved that most of the story lines ended on a… Read more »

Sallye
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Sallye

Disappointed with the ending! Did like Tad’s speech and that Stuart and Adam were brought back. Not a good cliffhanger..Wish that they had aired the original 2 hour finale that they talked about before Prospect Park came into the picture.

Ceridwyn2
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Ceridwyn2

I’m looking at this from the perspective of a long time AMC fan, but also a fan of GL – that has been gone now for two years (Sunday, 18th September marked it’s second year of being off the air). I knew for months now that once AMC & OLTL were going to go to Prospect Park that the two hour finale was cut back to one hour. And actually, given the week that AMC has had this week, I am pleased with how the finale went. The whole week has had focuses on the different families: The Martin’s, The… Read more »

Wendy
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Wendy

I stopped watching GH 5-6 years ago because it was too dark, AMC 3 years ago because there was nothing left that resembled the great soap it once was. I tuned into the show this week hoping to see something great and was very dissapointed, especially today. Bringing people back from the dead? No flashbacks of the wonderful characters that made the show. I was looking forward to a resolution not a cliffhanger . “The View” was more satisfying! I’m still a diehard OLTL fan and I hope they don’t make the same mistakes. Not everyone will watch online for… Read more »

Sarah
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Sarah

I am bitterly disappointed but not surprised because AMC has stunk for years and not even AN/LB could save it. They are as bad as the rest. The Zombie stuff was idiotic. I loved Leo too but give me a break that David is suddenly a “GOD” that can bring back the dead. It was ridiculous. Erica becoming a starlet at 65 years old was another joke. Angie forgiving Jesse with no angst at all was unrealistic. KWAK telling JR off for kidnapping children? REALLY? Did she forget Miranda and how SHE gve her to Babe and let Bianca mourn… Read more »

reed
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reed

if you wanted a happy ending for all, then why are you mad that angie forgave jesse with no angst at all? The end was near, so she had to forgive him kinda quickly if they were to get their happy ending. Plus, if the show is continuing, why wrap eveything up in a neat little bow? Now that wouldnt be realistic.

Brian Greene
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Brian Greene

Long Live AMC! 🙂

Cynthia
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Cynthia

After 41 years and watching almost everyday of those years I was really disappointed with the last show. I expected more out of the greatest soap on TV. I am going to miss the show and all of the cast. May the rest of their lives be as great as All My Children was for us out here in TV land. “Thanks for the Memories” as the great Bob Hope said

Cynthia
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Cynthia

In fact “The View” did a better show on AMC then AMC’s did for their last show.

Emily
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Emily

I had to sit back and take it all end before I could comment. I understand the mixed reactions. Looking at the whole week, the show had some great moments. The photo album touch and special moments with the various families was a nice touch. After Thursday’s episode, I figured I would ball today but echoing a previous statement– I felt kind of flat. I loved the flashback scenes and agree there should have been more. Joe and Ruth’s return certainly lacked. I needed to see more of Adam’s flashbacks, especially some with Hayley (even if Kelly Ripa couldn’t be… Read more »

ethel
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ethel

first of all i stood up & applauded when jack told erica he didn’t give a damn – it was about time!

being so emotional about it being the last show i could’t really absord every scene & i will watch the video again today since i am more calm now

the ending scene was fitting because amc is not “ending” it will continue on with prospect park – a lot of fans are thinking amc has “ended” but amc is just moving to a new home & getting a new landlord that cares………………..

Bob
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Bob

HORRIBLE and have no real desire to follow “online” after that huge dissapointment

todd
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todd

I am not an avid watcher of AMC. I watched in the 90’s regularly, on and off recently, and all of the final week. I thought the show did a great job in getting all the dead actors back. I wanted to see them. The show is not strong with their current cast. The way they returned was idiotic, but a show without Stuart, Dixie, etc would not have felt like AMC. The show was well written and sentimental for the first half. Tad’s speech was terrific. The cliffhanger, though exciting, was a bad idea unless all of the characters… Read more »

JesseL
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JesseL

I hated it. I wanted happily ever after so I can be content with it being over so that meant a Jerica wedding. I hate what this show did to them and to their many fans.

Barbara J Leggio
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Barbara J Leggio

I thought the cliffhanger was great. There are many plots and twists to work with when AMC goes on line. I liked when they showed all the families in the beginning. The best part I loved, was when Erica was touching Bianca’s face and smiling into her eyes, then when Bianca did the same thing to Miranda. I also loved Tad’s speech. In reality, it is real what JR was doing. He was portraying a bitter person that was spiraling out of control. I plan on watching, once it goes on line.

Torrey
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Torrey

The absolute best part was when Jackson told Erica off. It was sooooo overdue. I know there are a lot of fans of the Jackson/Erica romance, and I am too, but enough is enough!! She has been leading Jackson on for years and years and lets face it people….in real life, someone like Jackson would have told her to get lost a long time ago. I mean he’s a handsome, successful attorney, who is charming, has a great sense of humor and wants nothing more than to have his true love in his life. Erica is all about herself. And… Read more »

Torrey
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Torrey

Also, I think Agnes and Lorraine missed out on an opportunity to do something really shocking for the finale. Instead of JR sticking the gun out and shooting someone in the crowd, I think JR should have been amongst the guests and could have delivered a touching and sad monologue, and then he could have turned the gun on himself. I mean, this is a man who has lost everything and feels like he has no reason to go on…He lost his home, his wife, his son, his job, the respect of his father…this would have been a much more… Read more »

brenda k.
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brenda k.

In 1970, I started watching AMC. I fell in love with all of the Pine Valley residents. ..especially Tara & Phil & the Martin clan.Admittedly, Erica was the diva to be despised, but over time, she wove her magical spell that made her indespensible to the show. Susan weathered 41 yrs of “soaps” and yet she was able to balance her “soap” with other endeavors & was tremendously successful. She is unsurpassed in daytime drama and shall never be forgotten. Goodby to Erica & Pine Valley… I hate to see an era of iconic television come to an end. I’ll… Read more »

Susan
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Susan

In reviewing people’s comments here about the last show, I think that many are so angry about the show’s leaving daytime TV that they let these feelings color their opinion of the daytime finale. I thought the finale was well done. I have to take it as part of a body of work over the last month or two, when I came back to the show and got hooked again. When the production moved to California I tuned out, and just as well–the writing went south even worse than in the McTavish days. When it was canceled I told myself… Read more »

Iakovos
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Iakovos

The AMC finale on ABC disappointed me. This level of cliffhanger was not appropriate, and the resurrection storyline — while understandable — strained credulity, even for a soap opera. It just lacked heart. Still, I cannot be angry at Pine Valley, only those who pull the strings who several years ago began dismantling and upending decades of history and character. I feel like my Dad must have when his joys — radio programs and such — faded into oblivion. AMC enjoyed a great run and we have that to celebrate.

David
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David

The ending was AWESOME! I think the past two weeks have been vintage AMC. Compared to GL or ATWT finales, it was great and opened the door for a new beginning.

Betty Droney
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Betty Droney

I was very disappointed in the final episode. It was just a reunion not a final episode of all the story lines going on now. I can’t believe ABC cancelled this on all the loyal viewers all the younger generation they are trying to please are working in the daytime it’s the seniors at home that are watching. I have enough cooking shows on tv now to watch do not need another one I do not watch reality shows too many on now so sorry for our loss.

Linda
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Linda

I agree I am a senior and want my soap back..

Hank
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Hank

Erica and Jack should have gotten married

jp
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jp

I am a die-hard OLTL fan. I was never a fan of AMC, but I felt the need to watch the last week of the show knowing that OLTL will be there very soon. As I have read the comments, I think AMC gave each family a beautiful tribute in previous episodes that week. I remember when Ryan’s Hope ended and the entire cast was at Ryan’s Bar as Maeve sang Danny Boi. There’s was a happy ending because there was no internet for them down the line. I can understand why AMC fans would be upset will the final… Read more »

Linda
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Linda

I love the way the show ended with the great cliffhanger. The lastweek was great eventhough I cried everyday…People think your crazy crying over a soap but I have watch AMC for 41 years so DO NOT tell me NOT to cry…I look foward to it coming back on the net…When I started watching it I was a stay at home mom with a new baby now that baby is 41 and she thinks its funny I cry about these shows AMC and OLTL..Now I am retired and can watch it and its gone off air.. I will be looking… Read more »

Cindy Lee
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Cindy Lee

Its really sucks on how it ended considering that we don’t know who got shot or if any one was shot. I will miss All My Children.

Jynx0854
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Jynx0854

I cried more on The View AMC tribute. But loved the show Mon. thru Thru. last week. I liked the fact on Friday we got Stuart back and David free. But this was very hard for me after watching AMC for 40 yrs. Hoping all folks involved with the show start to finish do well in whatever venture they persue..

betsy
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betsy

I also was disappointed in how the show came to an end and can say that I looked forward to watching the View more than watching the final episode. I especially liked how cameron Mattheson made the comment that he was one of the first to sign up for PP and the look Susan Lucci shot over at him..Interesting!
Thanks for all the good memories and hope that all works out with PP.. I would love to continue to share the memories with my daughter .

Annie
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Annie

I didn’t care for the ending. First of all, and I never side with Erica. But if Jack loved her so much, he wouldn’t have bought into Jane. Secondly she did offer a compromise of Jack joining her for the filming of her “dream come true.” Why should he make her choose between something that only takes a few months and him? Spouses and finances often have to go out of town for jobs, even military service. Obviously his love is not that strong. That last delay, namely her kidnapping wasn’t her fault and she WAS there to marry him… Read more »

dg
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dg

I think the finale was very well done. I watched AMC in it’s great heyday in the 70s and I fell away in the late 90s. I think given the time constraints they did a good job of focusing on the core families. David’s resurrection plan however was very dumb. They needed a few more flashbacks of the classic characters like Phoebe, Benny, Estelle etc. Jack’s exit line to Erica was a bit ridiculous and over the top. I mean how many shows have ripped off that line from Gone With The Wind, but it was a somewhat entertaining. JR’s… Read more »

angie
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angie

i also hated the ending i loved this show and i am going to boycott this channel after my other soap leaves the air in january !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Robin V
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Robin V

I think you all missed Agnes Nixon’s point. Erica was often written to be a Scarlett O’Hara type character and her ending was appropriate. As for J.R. don’t you get the other greatest cliff-hanger of all time, Who shot J.R.? This ended with who did J.R. shoot?

It was left dangling based on two of the best cliff-hangers of all time and was soap opera appropriate. I approved.

Amy
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Amy

For me this was a sad moment in my life even though I had known the show was on it’s way out for the last few years.I grew up on this show watched it my whole life with my mom as a girl during my summers and such.I felt like like ABC showed no respect for a show that all through the 80’s provided great revenue for them. All My Children should have been given a 2 hour send off then an hour of our Characters remembering favorite moments.Early beginnings and people whom have came to pass. I’m a true… Read more »

Sad
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Sad

First of all I must say. I am a little disappointed I thought they would have given us the rest of the year. I did not like how it ended. But it was nice to see old faces again. I am sad that there will not be any more AMC & OLTL now we have to look at theses stupid reality shows. Good Luck With That…

Presschick
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Presschick

The ending was a bit disappointing. I totally didn’t care for Kitt’s character. He was kind of smarmy and not trustworthy. Overall, the last two weeks were really enjoyable. Many tears were shed. I have always hated the character of David Hayward, but I have to say the scene where Angie walks into the police station with her sunglasses… that whole scene was so amazing. I found myself loving the dirty doc right then and there. The last seconds were stolen from Gone With the Wind and the last ep. of the Sopranos. I would have liked for Stuart to… Read more »

Sister P
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Sister P

I have watch AMC from day one and I am very disappointed in ABC! Replace the soap with a food reality show! Crazy! I hate reality shows!

binky04
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binky04

It sucked where were Chuck & Donna to many newbies and Jr with a gun please i was with Erica on this 1 this is not the ending i wanted

Roberta
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Roberta

I have watched All my Children since my 11th Birthday which was the day it aired January 5th 1970. It is the only soap I have ever watched. I was thrilled when they put it on for an hour in 1977. I have been a faithful watcher through the years and recorded it on a VCR and later on a DVR. The only thing I thought was stupid was when they made Erica’s son alive who she supposedly aborted. The part about David bringing back the dead was ok with me since it dealt with the subject of stem cell… Read more »

Eileen_NYC
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Eileen_NYC

I did not care for the ending. I was hoping for a little more of a tease like show a few people fall over when the shot went off and Erica and Jackson that Gone With the End departure horrible. Tad was the only redeeming character but I still have hope that this will go on elsewhere what else can you do but hope.

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This time circle your calendars for next week on Wednesday, December 2nd.

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To watch the livestream conversation click here next week beginning at 1:00 p.m. EST / 10 a.m. PST

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