The TV media tries to push cases like this out of the spotlight but let's face facts, if this perpetrator were Muslim, there would be wall to wall coverage everywhere day in and day out. The perp is a lone wolf terrorist, in the same mold as the profile of a lone wolf terrorist who is loosely connected with a group like ISIS. I see multiple similarities between the two.
The victim, Timothy Caughman has been painted as a transient (seemingly to engender less sympathy and be easier to ignore/bypass), even though he is not and this article actually corrects this misrepresentation.
For those of you who are fans of All My Children, Coming To America or The Haves and Have Nots, Shari Headley has a few moving words about Mr. Caughman in this article.
A Man Who Hated Black Men Found a Victim Who Cared for Others
While AW lost a lot of what made it special in the past, the one thing I can give the show props from maintaining throughout regime changes was the importance of friendship. Chris & Jake's friendship was one of the bright spots of the show's final years. I always loved how close they were.
I think I appreciate this episode too b/c of Gabe/Lorna. God I loved those 2. I think Gabe was the one role that John Bolger had that I was interested in. I didn't care for him during his stints at OLTL or GH. He was dreadful. He & Robin Christopher has stellar chemistry though.
I never cared for Bobby Reno, and he was a dud of a character. Sucks to know that this show got rid of Alice Barrett (Frankie) to make room for this dud character that didn't even last.