Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Wind Beneath My Winds

Charles Pratt's destruction of Aidan Devane (Aiden Turner) is probably the best (or worst) example of character assassination in Pine Valley History. The one-time town hero has been turned into a deranged kidnapper weeks shy of Turner's departure from the program.

Let's look back at the Aidan we all remember, and love:

Maureen Gorman: Despite the the fact that this was probably the worst pairing of the decade, Aidan showed his true good-guy side by standing by Maria Grey (Eva LaRue, l.) as she struggled with amnesia. Aidan met Maria after she was mugged in the park. Maria and Aidan ran away together when he was framed for the murder of Fiona Sinclair. It seemed like nothing would break up this new couple, except of course for Maria's memory.

Heroes, Inc: Aidan teamed up with Private Investigator Tad Martin (Michael E. Knight, l.) when Edmund Grey received a mysterious phone call about an imminent murder in Pine Valley. The culprit turned out to be none other than casino owner Zach Slater, who had planned a real-life murder mystery game to avenge the death of his brother, rapist Michael Cambias.

Lily in Wonderland: When autistic teen Lily Montgomery (Leven Rambin, l.) fell into a world of mathematics after witnessing Edmund's death, Aidan was the only person who could pull her out of her fixation. Patient and kind, Aidan refused to give up on Lily not because of his determination to avenge his friend's death; but rather, so that Lily could have a second chance of leading an independent life.

Purple Heart: Darfur experienced a genocide so terrible it can be compared to Hitler's reign over Europe in World War II. Nonetheless, Aidan volunteered to save Dr. Jake Martin (Ricky Paull Goldin, l.), who was being held captive while volunteering with Doctors Without Borders. Despite the fact that he was set to marry Greenlee duPres, Aidan put his life on hold to save a man he barely knew.

What are your favorite memories of Aidan? Feel free to share in the comments section.

18 comments:

JuJu said...

I loved Aiden with Sabine Singh's Greenlee. But, it never worked with Rebecca Budig. (I blame her!)

amcarenuts said...

Aidan Devane is my favorite soap HERO! No matter what the writers tried to pull on AT's way out, I will never forget all the wonderful Aidan scenes over the past 7.5 years. Added to this is the fact that Mr Turner is one of the kindest men I have ever met. the character of Aidan Devane and the actor Aiden Turner did not deserve to be written out of AMC in this way. I will always love the character and the actor!

My favorite scenes were Aidan and Greenlee scenes, both versions, and the true Kendall and Aidan friendship scenes. Mr Turner had amazing chemistry with all three ladies, Sabine, Rebecca and Alicia. And his chemistry with Kelli Giddish was wonderful and I really wish they would have written for them the way they deserved.

I wish Mr Turner the best in all his future endeavors. I will ALWAYS be a fan of his!

karen said...

Aidan had some good pairings, and AT had great chemistry with all his leading ladies.. I love Aidan with Maureen/Maria even though I knew it wouldn't last, but Greenlee was my favorite Aidan pairing. They were hot, sexy, fun and refreshing. I hate when Pratt ruined them. My favorite Aidan and Greenlee scenes were Film noir and the 2007 Christmas miracle scenes where Aidan willed Greenlee to live.. Those scenes in the hospital was so compelling, and soapy. Aiden Turner was amazing in those scenes. I cried like a baby.. I will miss Aidan! He is always be my favorite AMC hero despite the destruction.. I hope Aiden Turner return to AMC some day.

Lawanda said...

Aidan and Greenlee scenes before he goes off to rescue Jake was so amazing.. Aidan and Greenlee long hot kisses was was so beautiful. I love Aidan with Greenlee, Di, Erin and Maureen.. I even liked his sweet scenes with Lily. Aiden Turner was a true asset to AMC. There is no other character like Aidan on AMC.. Aidan is needed on AMC.. I wish they would bring him back.. I will miss Aidan so much!

brenda said...

Aiden Turner has been my favorite actor on AMC for over 7 years. It's breaking my heart to see Aidan destroyed like this. I will always remember Aidan as an upstanding hero with the heart of Gold that would help anyone in need. I loved the scenes with Aidan and Mauria on the run.. Greenlee is my favorite Aidan pairing.. I loved Aidan breaking Greenlee out of jail, the love scene at the safe house and the hospital Ailee Christmas miracle scenes in 2007. Aiden had great chemistry with both Sabine and Rebecca. I will always love Aidan Devane and his portrayer Aiden Turner.. I hope to see Aiden back on AMC in the near future.

keesha said...

The first day Aiden Turner graced my tv screen as Aidan Devane in June 2002 is my favorite moment. He was so mysterious, intriguing and drop dead gorgeous. He had me from that moment on. I love Aidan's friendship with Tad. I was so disappointed when Pratt didn't allow Taidan to interact. I love Aidan's pairing with Maria, Di, Erin, Greenlee, Kendall and the Lily stuff was so sweet. There is no other character like Aidan on the show. A young, hot, sexy Brit like Aidan is needed on AMC. I hope Aiden comes back. I miss him already.

denise said...

I love all things Aidan Devane.. He will always be my favorite soap hero. I had the pleasure of meeting Aiden Turner when I was 12over 7 years ago. He kissed me on the cheek, and that will always be my favorite moment. I will miss Aiden's wonderful portrayal of Aidan Devane, and I hope he comes back to finish what he started on AMC. Aidan Devane's story isn't over. AMC won't be the same without sexy Aidan Devane!

I wish Aiden Turner, and his family the best in life..

Michelle said...

I love Aidan Devane, and his portrayer Aiden Turner. He will be missed on AMC. I hope the new writers bring him back, and write a decent story for him. He deserved so much better than the stupid stupid plot driven crap he was given.

amy said...

My favorite moment is the moment he appeared in the park and took out David.. I love Aidan and Anna's connection from the moment she saw him.. I loved Aidan Devane then and I love him now. I hope LB brings him back, and gives him a decent storyline. Aiden Turner is an asset to AMC, and it's time they figured that out.

kim said...

I will always love Aidan with Greenlee. Aiden Turner had amazing chemistry with both Sabine and Rebecca. AT played the hospital scenes in 2007 where he willed Greenlee to live brilliantly. He had me in tears.. Aidan and Greenlee totally rocked, and it's a shame Pratt screwed them over for Rylee. I will always love Aidan, and his portrayer AT.. I hope to see him again on AMC.

Best wishes to Aiden Turner and his family.

AMCHistory said...

I was not a fan of the Greenlee/Aidan pairing. I thought he and Di had potential.

frankie said...

I love love Aidan & Greenlee romantic, sweet and heartwarming Goodbye scenes before Aidan goes off to rescue Jake.. Those scenes really showed how much Aidan and Greenlee truly loved each other. I also loved the scene where he return from rescuing Jake, and Greenlee runs and jumps up in his arms. My heart skipped a beat.. That scene was so breathless and beautiful. Aiden Turner is a talented actor, and he has great sex appeal. He had amazing chemistry with all the ladies he was paired with. It's a shame he was fired. He didn't deserve to be. I hope they bring Aiden Turner back, and redeem Aidan.

amber said...

I absolutely love Aidan Devane, and his portrayer Aiden Turner. I loved Aidan with Erin, Di and Greenlee. A wonderful hero like Aidan should never be destroyed on soaps. I will miss Aidan.. I hope they bring him back, and redeem him. I will always love Aidan Devane!

Best wishes to Aiden Turner, and his family!

Anonymous said...

Aidan Devane is one of my most favorite character heroes in daytime history! I loved him with all his leading ladies but mostly with Greenlee. My favorite scene with SS was the christmas miracle hospital and with RB it was when he came back from rescuing jake in darfar.(I was smiling for days). I adored the story with he and lily though I didn't watch AMC back then! Mr Turner was treated shabbily and I would understand if he did not want to come back to AMC but I wish him and his family well and hope to see him soon back on my tellie!

Lee said...

I adore Aiden Turner, and I'm going to miss him terribly. Aidan Devane will always be my favorite soap hero despite Pratt's senseless destruction.. I still love Aidan and Greenlee.. I'm hoping against hope that AT comes back, and Aidan is redeemed.. I would love to see the writers rebuild Ailee. There is so much story potential for Aidan.

Best wishes to Aiden Turner, and his family..

Anonymous said...

I love Aiden Turner's portrayal of Aidan Devane! I will miss him tremendously on All my children. I have loved all of Aidan's heroic acts whether it be helping Maria, protecting Kendall, his sweet frendship with Lily or his hot romance with Greenlee. Aidan Devane will always be my favorite AMC hero. I would love to see the new writing team invest in
Aidan, and bring him back to PV..

Best wishes in the New Year to Aiden Turner and his family.

Lisa

Anonymous said...

I really hope TPTB reconsider their mistake and re-hire Aiden Turner. AMC is just not the same without Aidan Devane.

Anonymous said...

So sad about Aiden Turner getting fired! He will always be my favorite AMC hero despite the stupid out of character writing for him. Aiden really rocked Aidan's exit scenes. I hope to see him back on AMC some day.

Diana