Discussion in 'World Cup of Soaps' started by Angela Channing, Aug 28, 2017.
Match 1: Richard Channing -- endlessly fascinating.
Match 2: Angela Channing -- the big bad bitch!
1) Richard – He was in more episodes than Julia, which was the only reason I voted for him in the match with his sister. They both provided much entertainment and could equally be 3D. Sadly Julia was written into a corner, after season 4 while Richard continued to flourish.
2) Angela – The vintner you had to obey and who struck fear into many. However she was a humorous old lady. The legacy initiated by her grandfather was Angela’s life and heaven help anybody who tried to get their hands on her grapes.
Richard is sitting on his bed, reading a magazine. Maggie joins him and sits down quietly on the bed, (a scene from season 7, 1987 – ‘88):
Maggie: “I haven’t been very good company, have I?”
Richard: “Oh I don’t know, nothing wrong with people having dinner in silence!”
Maggie: “I read John’s dossier on you, scared me Richard.”
Richard: “You still here?”
Maggie: “Talk to me.”
Richard: “Oh, Maggie, Maggie……..”
Richard puts the magazine down and covers his face with his hands.
Richard: “I don’t know if you have any idea why I came out here to Tuscany?”
Richard: “Running, yes. I was trying to save my life. I was involved with evil, the worst kind of evil. They wouldn’t let me go, they wanted to take my soul and it took every damned trick I know to escape my old life and settle here.”
Richard: “I am what I am and either you accept me or you don’t. I guess I am tired of running away from myself.”
Maggie: “I love you! Sometimes….sometimes you frighten me. Sometimes I feel that we’re….that we don’t have a chance and then when I’m with you I just so swept away by you.”
Richard: “I’m not gonna hurt you! Will you trust me?”
Maggie moves closer to Richard. They start to kiss passionately as Maggie says,
Maggie: “I can’t spend the night without you.”
1. Julia Cumson
2. Angela Channing
Match N.o. 1 - Richard
Match N.o. 2 - Angela
2. Vicky (can't resist the underdog)
Today is your last chance to vote if you want to take part in the second group of round 1 matches. The poll closes at midnight UK time.
Match 1: Richard Channing
Match 2: Angela Channing
The polls have closed and your votes have now been counted and verified. The result of the second pair of matches are as follows:
Richard Channing 8 - Julia Cumson 3
Vicky Gioberti 1 - Angela Channing 10
Therefore the 2 characters to go through to the quarter-finals are:
Thank you to 11 forum members that took part in this round of votes.
Details of the next 2 round matches will follow shortly.
For week 3, the next matches in the draw are as follows:
Match 5 is between Melissa Agretti and Chao-Li:
Match 6 is between Greg Readon and Maggie Gioberti:
You are again voting for your favourite characters to go through to the quarter-finals.
Voting will end at midnight on Tuesday 19th September, UK time.
Match 5 is a tough call, I really love both, but I have to decide...
Match 5 = Melissa
Match 6 = Maggie
Melissa vs Chao-Li
Again I'm disappointed that 2 of my favourite characters have been drawn against each other so early in the contest. Melissa was arguably one of the strongest personalities on the show and also one of the most entertaining, whereas Chao-Li's quiet loyalty to the Channings makes it hard not to like and respect him. Also, after Angela and Lance, Chao-Li appeared in more episodes than any other character. Although I'm conflicted as to who to give my vote to, I think Chao-Li just edges it for me.
Greg vs Maggie
Greg was a great character and as much as I liked him, his loyalty to Angela and not being afraid to stand up to her, Maggie was central to so many storylines and her death was one of the most surprising and shocking events on the show so she gets my vote.
Match 5: Chao-Li
Match 6: Maggie
Match 5: Chao-Li
Match 6: Maggie Gioberti
Chao-Li? I guess y'all really like the way he says, "would you like some tea?"
Match 5: Melissa
Match 6: Maggie
Separate names with a comma.