Soap Opera Weekly: Blogging With Mala

Okay, people: the habit of whipping out white candles every time someone has The Sex on soaps has officially gotten utterly ridiculous. SPOILER ALERT for today’s ATWT, so don’t scroll any further if you don’t want to know. Pardon me while I wax poetic before my ire about this tapers off… 

Casey and Alison, who swore off sex while Alison gets over her Daddy issues and her I-used-to-be-in-porn issues (neither of which prevented her from getting involved with Aaron and Chris, but I digress…), hit the sheets today. Pretty much right on the heels of her making peace with Larry. And that’s a whole level of Freudian ick I don’t even want to get INTO. But basically it was a sudden thing, okay? One minute Casey’s offering her peanut butter and jelly and the next Ali’s offering him a little somethin’ somethin’ since Tom and Margo are out of town. Cut to Casey’s bedroom, where the montage music starts and the clothes come off…and there are CANDLES EVERYWHERE.

Do 21 year old boys keep those around just in case somebody wants to have sex? Did Casey run down to Margo’s room to steal her soaking-in-the-bubble-bath-after-a-long-day-at-the-OPD candles? Or did he say, “Hey, Alison, wait…I have to go to the drugstore to get something,” and run off — only to come back with an armful of ambiance instead of a box full of Trojans?

I know soap love scenes have an element of cliché and, believe me, I love the wailing saxophone and the mood lighting as much as the next diehard soap fan…but at least give me a little plausibility here, people!

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