Monday, July 14, 2008
Mary Worth 257
Well, this sure was a wonderful story. Jeff dared to suggest that Mary was paying too much attention to the man whose mother died while he was out beating up his brother in the hospital parking lot. Mary threw Jeff out of her condo for daring to tell her how to run her life. Then she waited school-girl-giddy by the phone for her new boyfriend to call. The new guy takes her out to dinner at the most romantic restaurant in Santa Royale, political power dripping off his Botox tight complexion. When the paparazzi plaster their romantic interlude on the front page of the News, Jeff's feelings are hurt and he dares to say so to Mary. Mary feigns ignorance, claiming her raging desire for this new man is nothing more than friendship, and Jeff storms out of Mary's condo, this time on his own volition.
It's not a bad start, but here's where the typical Mary Worth plot pattern occurs: Ron Amalfi breaks two dates in a row with Mary. Mary cheerfully suggests that because of his busy life, they perhaps shouldn't get too involved with one another and "leave it at that." They thank each other for being so great, and then Mary Worth cooks something. She decides to give Jeff a call, and now he's coming over for some scampi and comfortably boring conversation. Maybe tomorrow they'll even go sailing together.
Yes, the story went from pretty good to absolutely amazing!
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