On this week’s All My Children episode #59, Zach (Thorsten Kaye) finds a picture of his dear friend, the late Myrtle Fargate (played by the beloved Eileen Herlie, who also passed away) and recalls the advice she gave to him … that he is entitled to happiness, and so is Kendall (Alicia Minshew). What was great about this was that the new AMC actually used an archived clip that was first seen years ago on ABC’s version of All My Children.
Kudos to AMC executive producer Ginger Smith, who has maintained throughout season one, nods to some of the history of the show; bringing back characters such as Dimitri Marrick (Michael Nader) and Billy Clyde Tuggle (Matthew Cowles), and reminding viewers of the wonderful connection Zach had with Myrtle, as did Thorsten Kaye with Eileen Herlie.
And who can ever forget, the heartbreaking funeral of Myrtle put together by Zach! It was a ten-hankie episode. But what we recall the most, was the scene in which Zach broke down privately in an elevator over losing his dearest friend.
In current story, obviously Zach is trying to figure out what to do with his attraction to Lea (Paula Garces) and whether or not open up his heart to love again? Or, should he hold out hope for a Zendall reunion? What should he do?
Watch this week’s AMC episode below which recalls Myrtle, and an old AMC clip of Myrtle’s funeral where Zach breaks down over her death. Then, share your thoughts!