In a preview of Monday's AS THE WORLD TURNS, Mason tells Noah that he managed to get Jude Law his script and he wants to meet with him tomorrow morning in Los Angeles. That just happens to be day of Noah's boyfriend's father's funeral. If Noah actually leaves town for this, it would rank right up there with Natalia's pregnancy and subsequent leaving town with no word to Olivia on GUIDING LIGHT as indefensible choices by the writers. Is it too much to ask that things actually make sense? Jude Law is going to meet with unknown Noah from Oakdale about a script he's barely started? And it happens to be on the morning of Holden's funeral? And he will actually leave Luke and go? This scene feels like a soap spoof similar to the old GUIDING PLIGHT episodes.
When story twists border on such out of character ridiculousness and have such unrealistic plot points, it turns off longtime fans and potential news fans as well. This is why daytime soaps get a bad rap. I will hold out hope it doesn't turn out the way it seems because surely no one could think this was a good idea. And if it does, there had better be a Jude Law cameo next week.