Rigor Mortis: (Latin meaning "stiffness of death")...I couldn't help but think this week what Robin's doing in the morgue. I absolutely hate it when I can't follow a timeline on a soap. Drives me nuts. Robin died 2 weeks ago.. it's like a day has passed, or two? I mean, come on-- I guess I'm one of those people that are sticklers for time. I hated the JaSam honeymoon--total disregard for any kind of "time". The show felt choppy this week and like it was trying to 'reset' itself. They really need to drop the whole Dolores/Stripper thing. No one cares.
Ok, on to the REAL skivvy of the week---the infusion of OLTL into GH. I am trying to be objective here. It's hard because I loved OLTL and so love seeing my old friends on screen again. I do however, totally get where others are coming from. If some characters from Days of Our Lives came over, I'd probably have a fit. I get it. Then again, if it was to help ratings, bring it on. We need something-- we all know that. Katie Couric is "in our corner" lol. For some reason, I think that's not enough but it can't hurt! Keep reading for more!
To try to give you the whole Todd/Blair/Starr back story would take forever. Just know he's changed faces in the last year-- and although this is the original actor to play him, many people liked the other guy's portrayal A LOT. Blair is always picking the wrong man. They usually turn out to be cons, murderers or worse. Starr got pregnant at 16 and it was a big arc. Her boyfriend Cole ended up going to jail for murder but got out to 'protect' her when the series ended and was using a false name. (I don't remember it all..it's a mess). His parents are Marty and Patrick...Patrick was Ian on AMC-- Thorsten Kaye. He of long hair and poetry! Starr's father, Todd, actually coordinated a gang rape against Marty a long time ago in college. Todd Runs Llandview's town rag mag...and he started it to go against his 1/2 sister Vicki's paper, The Banner.
John McBain is coming. For people that didn't watch OLTL just know that he's basically a super cop--kind of the "Jason" on that show. He solves and knows stuff before anyone else. He has a child with Natalie-- that involved a big baby DNA switch. LOL. (what else is new?!) He and Blair did have a relationship a few years back and he always took care of Cole when his Mama and Dad were gone/missing. (which was a lot)!! From what I hear, Natalie isn't coming to GH--they'll just talk on the phone.
I have to say I loved Laura and Roger's chemistry this week. It was contrived and not believable (the story part) but hell, it infused some life into the show. Speaking of life...
SCENE OF THE WEEK: Goes to Sonya Eddy and Laura Wright. I love Epiphany's dressing her down! Just loved it. No, it's not a sentimental clip but I chose it, so there. LOL.
(Photo thx to Live Laugh Love on Tumblr. Great gif!)
NOT THE SCENE of the WEEK: Robert leaving to find Ethan. While I think having Anna and Mac in the scene was great and the acting just fine, it rang so false it made me cringe a little. Robert leaving Anna and his granddaughter to find Ethan (and not see through Luke's ruse) was wrong, wrong wrong. Why the hell couldn't he have stayed for the funeral? Holly could have come out of respect. I would love to see a scene with she and Anna!!
This is a tweet from Tristan Rogers:
"From what I've read many people upset over Scorpio's departure. I think they'll be upset over lots of things in the next few months."
Well, that's not good news!! What the hell does that mean? LOL.. geesh. Whatever. Just keep watching so we can save our show.
So...I guess we'll be getting Robin's funeral soon, and it's about time. I don't know how I'll deal with another trial--I only hope it's written really really well. Heather will be back soon-- with a mystery about that baby video. Will anyone care about Jason as a baby? Again, the story better be really good. I'm most looking forward to Rick Springfield coming on in because you know his scenes with Jason Thompson will be awesome.
I see where a lot of this blog is taken up with OLTL and that must be frustrating for people that didn't watch the show. So, yes, it's understandable. I'm still hopeful that the stories will outweigh the confusion.
How am I doing with keeping up and work? I hope you can still come here and on the site and get some good stuff.