ATWT Two Scoops: Two Scoops Archives for 2009

As The World Turns opinion columns from 2009
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ATWT Two Scoops: Two Scoops Archives for 2009
Love a storyline? Want to throw the remote at the screen during others? Our Two Scoops columnists feel the same way. Each week, they provided their own commentary on the action in the Two Scoops column.

Every week, our Two Scoops columnists share their thoughts and opinions in the Two Scoops commentary columns. Those columns are archived to allow fans a chance to make sure that they've read every opinion for every week. This archive features columns written about As The World Turns in the 2009 calendar year.

To access columns from other years or to review columns for other soaps, please see the Related Information links at the bottom of this page to access a specific year. Or to view a listing of all years for which columns are available, simply click here.

Terri Colombino
January 5, 2009
Newbie overload
Katie must have magical DNA. She saved her sister Margo with a liver transplant a few years ago, and now she's going to save Johnny with a bone marrow transplant. Craig, the way things are going, you may want to make nice with your little sis, pronto.
Grayson McCouch
January 12, 2009
Henry's book
Was Dusty always this much of a bully? It's getting harder and harder to like him, when he stomps around town yelling at everyone, from Barbara to Katie. Simmer down, Dusty!
Van Hansis
January 19, 2009
Noah and Luke finally do it
It was really about time that Luke and Noah hit the sheets. There has been a lot of talk about whether this event would ever happen, but there wasn't any fanfare to set it up; this was just a natural progression of the story.
Eileen Fulton
January 26, 2009
A letter to the powers that be
When will the veterans be integrated into stories, or given stories of their own? This is a multi-generational show; when was the last time Casey had a conversation with Nancy? When was the last time we saw Tom talking to his mother, Lisa?
Terri Colombino
February 2, 2009
Weddings as a plot device
Katie and Brad are trying to have a baby. Poor Katie, she's wanted kids for years now, but she just can't seem to keep a husband around long enough to fertilize her stubborn eggs.
Trent Dawson
February 9, 2009
Baby, baby, baby...
Henry might be the only guy in Oakdale who isn't interested in being a daddy. At least he's honest about his feelings; he's not ready for that level of responsibility. He's barely on board for a dog!
Maura West
February 16, 2009
Sabotaging birth control
Carly, getting drunk in the middle of the day before your kids come home from school...well, let's just say Jack and the courts probably wouldn't approve.
Austin Peck
February 23, 2009
A special Valentine's episode
It was just a year or so ago that Brad would have done anything to get Katie pregnant, but now he is against it, just like his friend Henry.
Ellen Dolan
March 2, 2009
Carly's drinking, and Casey goes rogue
Frankly, if anyone in Oakdale has a reason to drink, it's Margo. The woman has raised two troubled sons, and has arrested her family members more than any other citizens in Oakdale.
Mick Hazen
March 9, 2009
Murder mystery solved
Janet was right when she told Jack last week that Parker needs discipline. Parker thinks that he can do whatever he wants to do, without paying the price for his actions.
Michael Park
March 16, 2009
Parker's scheme, and the fertility foursome
Note to Jack: when your child misbehaves, you don't send him to boarding school. Obviously, Parker is in need of something, but isolating him from everyone he loves is only going to make the situation worse. Hal is rolling over in his grave right now.
Mick Hazen
March 23, 2009
Parker and Liberty are married
Last week, Parker and Liberty got married, because Parker wanted his trust fund, and he wanted to become emancipated. This storyline shows that Parker is a real teenager who thinks that he knows exactly what he is doing.
Austin Peck
March 30, 2009
Brad the bad dad?
Ever since Brad realized that he had a daughter, he's been a very hands-on father, so where is Brad in this whole Parker/Liberty drama? Is it shoddy writing, or are we to assume that Brad is letting Janet handle the marriage mayhem?
Van Hansis
April 6, 2009
Who are these new people?
Luke continues to be vocal about his likes and dislikes; however, he does have ample reason not to trust his biological father, Damian. Damian never comes to town unless there is something up his sleeve, and it usually involves money.
Mick Hazen
April 13, 2009
Parker's obsession
Parker's lost pretty much everything in his life that he's ever cared about at one time or another, including Jack, his mom, and his dad. It's no wonder that he's holding on with a strangling grip to Liberty.
Jake Silbermann
April 20, 2009
The twins hold Noah hostage
At times, Luke appears to be a strong person on his own, but then there are times when he is portrayed as a weakling who can't function unless Noah is at his side.
Jon Hensley
April 27, 2009
Paging the alumni
Once again, Damian and his family name are messing things up for Luke, Lily, and Holden. That Grimaldi money sure is bad luck. Remember the last time that the Grimaldi family was squabbling?
Grayson McCouch
May 4, 2009
Dusty gets Johnny back
That poor kid is like a ping-pong ball, being shuffled back and forth between Craig and Dusty. How will he turn out as a teenager or young adult? There is no real stability in his life; he lives in a hotel, and doesn't interact with other kids.
Trent Dawson
May 11, 2009
Henry's baby drama
Grab the martini shaker and some olives, because it looks like Henry is going to be a baby daddy.
Michael Park
May 18, 2009
Carly's drinking gets out of hand
Jack has become so heavy handed in the way that he approaches Carly and Parker; what is his true motivation? Will he be the one to run to Carly's rescue when she hits bottom because of her drinking?
Maura West
May 25, 2009
Carly's addiction
Last week, Carly got drunk and got behind the wheel. She was driving drunk, and, for once, the Oakdale Police Department caught someone who was breaking the law. Crazy, right?
Mick Hazen
June 1, 2009
Carly and Parker's deal
Carly as an alcoholic is riveting to watch, as she craves the alcohol and is making deals with her teenage son to help keep her secret. Has she learned nothing about constantly keeping secrets and making more and more mistakes in judgment?
Ellen Dolan
June 8, 2009
Time for change
Adam's death last week gave Margo and Tom some excellent drama to play, which we haven't seen in a long time, but what a travesty Adam's funeral turned out to be. The fact that Adam's grandparents weren't in attendance was unacceptable.
Terri Colombino
June 15, 2009
Emily wants another baby
Apparently, Emily is a woman who has been so embroiled in business that she has suddenly decided that she wants to have a baby. Didn't we just see this with Katie?
Grayson McCouch
June 22, 2009
Dusty gets closer to Bonnie
Dusty sometimes refuses to take no for an answer, but he seems to be seeing Bonnie in a different light these days. Hopefully, he'll finally let Meg go, and abandon the bad guy routine; it was starting to get old and redundant.
Trent Dawson
June 29, 2009
Henry's storylines
Someone grab the champagne, and let's celebrate! It looks like Henry is finally getting the attention that he deserves, after all these years.
Van Hansis
July 6, 2009
Balanced storytelling
Congratulations to Luke and Noah, who are still going strong as a couple after all these months. How long will it be before one of these guys is tempted by another guy, though? It is summer, the season of love triangles.
Maura West
July 13, 2009
Carly's alcoholism escalates
Will Carly and Craig ever get married? Each time that they try to walk down the aisle, something happens to stop them. Does she really want to marry Craig, or does she just want to forget about Jack, and the fact that he is now with Janet?
Mick Hazen
July 20, 2009
Interventions, cliffhangers, and campy drama
Parker's despair over his mother's alcoholism was written all over his face and laced in every syllable he spoke, and his eyes were fearful and tortured as he pleaded with his mother to get help.
Trent Dawson
July 27, 2009
Henry is exposed
Kim has always been an astute, strong woman who could see miles away when she was being duped; why wasn't she able to see that Henry was Geneva for all these weeks?
Michael Park
August 3, 2009
Change is good
Jack is taking a lot of heat from his kids, Janet, and everyone else for not wanting to hire Teri to be the nanny, but who can blame him for not wanting to leave his kids with someone he doesn't know?
Colleen Zenk
August 10, 2009
Barbara has Paul committed
It's great to see Barbara back in the mix again as a meddling mother, fighting with Emily and going around town creating havoc.
Jon Hensley
August 17, 2009
Henry's a Stenbeck
Sure, Holden's truck crashed down a ravine last week, and subsequently exploded into a fireball, but it takes a lot to kill a Snyder. Just ask Holden or Jack, who've both danced with death before and always came out on top.
Mick Hazen
August 24, 2009
Exciting action behind the scenes
Last week, Liberty saw Parker hugging some unknown girl, and she decided that the best thing to do was to hop in bed with some unknown boy...without protection. Later, Liberty learned that the unknown girl was Parker's cousin, who had just lost her father. Oops!
Don Hastings and Kathryn Hays
August 31, 2009
Henry's parentage, Bob's tumor, and Holden's funeral
Thankfully, Bob's problems are because of a tumor, and not senility. In Oakdale, a tumor can be easily removed. Just ask Barbara. The doctors won't even shave your head.
Van Hansis
September 7, 2009
Revelations, decisions, and escapes
Everyone seems to be using Holden's death to explain their behavior; Luke is jealous of the time that Noah is spending with Mason, so he attacks Noah for not being at Holden's funeral, even though Luke told Noah that it was okay to leave.
Anthony Herrera
September 14, 2009
Adam turns himself in
James Stenbeck's funeral last week was a hoot. Barbara was in rare form, and she has definitely met her match in Audrey. It is so good to see Barbara front and center, letting folks have it at every turn.
Mick Hazen
September 21, 2009
Liberty's pregnancy
Parker is acting remarkably mature. It would have been easy for him to lose it after he found out that Liberty was stepping out, considering his almost fanatical jealousy a few months ago, but he has been nothing but supportive of her.
Jon Hensley
September 28, 2009
Holden's captivity
Holden has had plenty of chances to escape, but he has never capitalized on any of them. Things look like they are only going to get worse for him, but at least he is no longer chained to a bed.
Trent Dawson
October 5, 2009
Henry tries to seduce Barbara
Why do the writers feel that the best way to use Henry is to put him in crazy situations that are supposed to be funny? Henry has been turned into a buffoon, thanks to his wacky mother.
Colleen Zenk
October 12, 2009
The cougar, the bigamist, and the stalker
Last week, Barbara finally got some. Screen time, that is. The fact that she was mattress-thrashing with Henry, though, made the situation resemble a traffic accident; you couldn't look away, but you really wanted to.
Mick Hazen
October 19, 2009
Parker is growing up
Parker has his hands in so much right now. He is taking care of Liberty by being her confidante and friend, he is holding Rosanna and Craig accountable for cheating while his mother is away, and he's basically being more of a man than the actual men in Oakdale.
Austin Peck
October 26, 2009
Brad's shooting
Let's hope that Brad's shooting was done for some storyline reason to foster fallout for years to come, and that it wasn't just a nonsense killing, because he was a very valuable character.
Michael Park
November 2, 2009
The blame game
Jack is trying to keep it together and be strong, but you can see his pain and heartbreak over Brad's shooting. It doesn't help that his wife, the biggest mouth in Oakdale, keeps talking about the fact that he was drinking before the shooting.
Terri Colombino
November 9, 2009
Fan outrage
Katie is one brave woman. Sure, she took on a gangster, gave birth by herself in a dirty warehouse, and survived the death of her husband, but more importantly, she's been walking around Oakdale for days with no makeup. Now that's brave!
Maura West
November 16, 2009
Carly is truly back
The time that Jack and Carly have spent away from each other has been good, and we can see that now seems to be the time to put them back together.
Michael Park
November 23, 2009
Jack's journey
Jack is trying to right a wrong, and we all know that he can't. Killing his brother was a tragic accident that he will have to live with, but his need to do something to help Katie makes perfect sense.
Mick Hazen
November 30, 2009
Changes in Oakdale
The rebellious Parker has left the building, and he's been replaced by a young man who cares about the well-being of others, like Liberty and his parents.
Paul Leyden
December 7, 2009
Simon's ghostly problem
Lock up your daughters, Oakdale citizens. Simon is back in town. Of course, he has his hands full at the moment, dealing with an irate ghost, consoling a grieving ex-wife, and dodging the cops.
Trent Dawson
December 14, 2009
Things are getting better
Last week, Brad took over Henry's body, so that he could see Katie. It was hilarious to watch as he tried to pretend that he was Henry, though Brad was the one who was calling the shots.
Austin Peck
December 21, 2009
Best and worst of 2009
Part one of a two-part look back at the events of the past year in Oakdale. This week, our columnist Jennifer discusses the best and the worst that As the World Turns had to offer in 2009.
Maura West
December 28, 2009
Best and worst of 2009, part two
Part two of a two-part look back at the events of the past year in Oakdale. This week, our columnist Reggie discusses the best and the worst that As the World Turns had to offer in 2009.

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