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ADAM CHANDLER, BROOKE ENGLISH, & DIXIE COONEY, ALL MY CHILDREN
How would you like to watch your husband have an affair, lie through his teeth and then slam him at the right moment? Could you do this? Would you like to watch someone else do this? This was the premise behind ALL MY CHILDREN's story of Adam Chandler's dalliance with winsome, naive Dixie Cooney (Cady McClain) and his wife Brooke's (Julia Barr) surveillance and exposure of the event. As Adam's (David Canary) deception (and pregnant Dixie's waistline) increased, so did Brooke's suspicions. She started to gather evidence and, with each lie that Adam told, prepared to trap Adam at his own game. For months, the audience -- solidly behind Brooke -- anticipated a climax commensurate with the intensity of the story. They got it. Barr did some of her best work as the fabulously righteous and outraged Brooke, and Canary, delivering Adam's inane falsehoods (e.g., "I never slept with Dixie"), has seldom been slimier. For once, we got to see Adam get his well-deserved and long over-due comeuppance -- not only with a wonderful verbal assault, but with a slap across the face that packed the power of a Tyson punch. Classic.
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