All My Children Writer Previews 2009

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For those seeking a series of All My Children spoilers, who better to speak to than head writer Charles Pratt Jr.?

The scribe recently sat down with Soap Opera Weekly and delivered the dish on a few key characters. For example, here's a look ahead at Ryan Lavery in the new year...

Ryan has floated around between women. Sometimes he's a good guy; sometimes he's a little dark. In other words, sometimes he's this, sometimes he's that. My feeling is to get him back to the way he was when I liked him and to the way I think the actor [Cameron Mathison] liked him.

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Ryan is best a bit roguish, with a little cynicism and a dash of humor — but ultimately a good guy, a white knight. At the same time, [he's] a guy who fights for his cause. I always saw him as an ambitious person, romantically and otherwise. I don't like him bearing his feelings or vacillating between women, or doing the right thing for the wrong reasons or the wrong thing for the right reasons.

I see him more as a simpler man with a direct purpose and clear goals, who goes about [reaching] them, never in devious, terrible, crazy ways, but gets his results in any way possible. He spent a little too much time wearing his heart on his sleeve, and now it's time to be more of a man of action.

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All My Children Quotes

Greenlee Smythe du Pres Lavery: How long? How long have you known that you love me?
Ryan Lavery: Well, I know - you know, I know I've been falling for a while.
Greenlee Smythe Lavery: You didn't say a word?
Ryan Lavery: I wouldn't let myself, not until I was absolutely dead sure.
Greenlee Smythe Lavery: That...
Ryan Lavery: That I could love you as much as Leo did. You remember that day in the park when you said that you were waiting for someone to give you that kind of love, the whole heart kind? Well, now I can. My whole heart is yours.

Ryan Lavery: I got halfway to the Valley Inn, and I stopped. What the hell was I thinking?
Greenlee Smythe Lavery: I hated that you left.
Ryan Lavery: You're my wife. You're my beautiful wife. I'd be an idiot to be anywhere else.
Greenlee Smythe Lavery: I love you so much.
Ryan Lavery: I love you. This is where I should be, now and always. Come here. Come here.