AH, 2011 you have to love it.
GH ushered in 2011 with Michael having rape flashbacks, Molly meeting Sean, Sam seeing Dr Kelly and having her operation, Abby getting beaten by Brandon and Mr. Balkin still alive and kicking.
Brenda showed off her ring...Spin and Diane wrote their book (and we lived through the "commercials" for it all year.) Lisa was a psycho-killer not once but about 3 times. Even brought back from a coma from Anthony Z. Why? Because he could.
When Cam opened the door, Luke hit Jake. Lucky didn't marry Siobhan then, but he did later on only to have her killed by Anthony Z and leave a lipstick message behind. No one really cared about her murder, did they? Police wise I mean. She warned about that Bakery and the drugs. Remember the bakery? With the dumpster Spinelli about lived in? Ah, good times, good times.
Luke went on to face his Intervention--kicking and screaming all the way.
Siobhan dies, Abby dies-- the Balkan and his wife--into oblivion. The Spencer House burns to the ground-- Lulu goes to find her Daddy in a Hooker House. (her house actually). Nikolas leaves, Kristina and Morgan are sent away, Jax flies off and of course, Brenda is gone. We get a NuKate--all fresh and young to bring Sonny back to "life" with Bensonhurst stories and banter. Luke takes about 4 'breaks' from taping-- and AZ moves in on Tracy.
The endless: JaSam marriage/baby talk-- Sonny/Carly Sheeze... Jax and Carly discussions forever and ever... Dante and Lulu Should we or Shouldn't we? I could go on and on. Pick a character or couple and loop the dialog about a million times.
Krissy gets a make over to look older...a lighter moment in 2011
Maxie and Matt finally "did it"-- Spinelli became a gum-shoe from the 1940's. Diane left her lawyer position to be a gossip columnist for the paper (now owned by the former Mayor) . ELQ was up and running for 45 seconds and Michael tried to be an exec. That was until he couldn't take it anymore and started slinging coffee bags in the warehouse.
Skye came back for a bit... can you remember why?
The JaSam wedding'honeymoon came and went...and it only lasted about 4 months!! At least Monica was back in the picture. We had a nice Chinese wedding in a restaurant. Then the happy couple returned to the reception and this time, we had some food!! They talked about the stars for days and went off to Hawaii, not knowing that Franco was right behind them.
I love the smell of wedding dresses in the morning!!
Olivia and Steve had hot lust sex all over the place. Poor Olivia, sex and cooking pasta. She could coo over the Lante wedding though! So could a lot of Falconeri extras--but no family for Lulu. Lucky was stuck in the Oyrish Graveyard facing his future-past. Or at least I think so...the dropped that like a hot Pertayto!
The Lady In White showed up at Wyndemere. So did Helena. Helena also came on to hold little Aiden for a bit. That, my friends, was it. Ewan is skulking around too--his chest was seen for weeks before his face.
For GH we did have a lot of weddings: S&B, JaSam, Siobhan and Lucky-- and Lante. Divorces? Tracy and Luke and Carly and Jax...and of course, Sonny and Brenda. (they did last longer than the Kardashians).
Big News: Kirsten Storms goes off for months to recover from an illness. She and Kelly Monaco starred on the show "Dirty Soap" which looked at the lives of soap actors. Lexi Ainsworth was let go in favor of a "sexier Kristina". Our own Bob Guza, scribe for most of GH's deconstruction, left to be replaced by Garin Wolf. Poor Guy was really in over his head on this one. The EP, Jill Phelps --gone...and of course, star of the Daytime Demise, Brian Fronz was shown the door. This was of course, after AMC and OLTL cancellations. We all fear GH isn't far behind, especially with Katie Couric chomping at the bit.
Kirsten Storms Last Day in Sept.
Plant Boy gets Duct Taped.
Lisa Niles is dead-- finally thrown overboard--washed up. Now they think some boat chick did it. Whatever. At least it's some justice for the stupid HIV storyline handed to us. Now we are waiting for Robin to leave--or get really sick, or be cured under the new writers. Oh, the plight of a soap fan. At least Anna is coming back.
2012 will be crazy for GH fans because we will be waiting on pins and needles for the ax to fall (or not). Will the new guys be a good change or will they take the show into yet another even more boring direction. Will more stuff be dropped or evaporate into oblivion? We've been tossled around so much we are a little bruised. Be Gentle.
NEW SPOILERS are up. Not much there really. Like I told you long ago though, Helena's back Jan 9th!