This week had GH doing a total DID on itself. Three days of really mind-numbing nothing-ness and two days of decent dialog with a few twists thrown in. GH can be great and it can be a drag. The stories are still choppy and great pauses seem to fill the air between the goodness.
Get ready and find your scrubs because here we go-go!
First puppet is Trey-- he who visits his Dad in Atlantic City on a regular basis, supposedly flying down every other day to have conversations with him cell-side. (Must be racking up those frequent flyer miles!!) FINALLY he realizes he can talk on his phone and Daddy asks him ..no TELLS him to "marry Kristina"!! Like it's the 1900's and Trey can just make her marry him. LOL. NuXtina suddenly becomes chaste when Trey goes in for the kiss however, and her guts spill about Keifer. Not a fan of that wooden delivery. I don't know enough or care enough about Trey yet to empathize with his 'struggle' and that's why I say he should have been a cocky go getter not a limp pawn in the empire.
Second puppet is Dr. Ewan--and I take it by twitter some people were surprised at this. I wasn't because of the spoilers, and for me..eh. Whatever. I do find it interesting that Jerry and he are meeting at Wyndemere. The next puppet will be Jerry-- and I'm hoping he's being controlled by a Cassadine. (or David Hayward but I already told you that wish!)
Jax is coming back and who knows how that's going to play out. I can only hope he takes Joss away to Sydney OR stays in Port Chuck and really goes for the jugular. I was personally surprised at Ingo's willingness to return given his last stint (and mini-rant on Twitter) but I guess fences are mended and he's back in the saddle for a bit.
The first part of this week is a blur-- and I think it involved coffee bags, couples rehashing old angst and Sam breaking into Todd's safe. Todd and Johnny sparring-- Carly "catching" them yada yada. Luke's taking a break in his hospital bed and so is Olivia. Heather's gone and stupid Steven Larz is hopefully out getting some brain-cells transplanted. Even Patrick's in a hospital bed!
SCENE OF THE WEEK: "You're Fired" --lol it was the only time I was surprised! Loved Todd's dance with Sam and then the note. Heh. Plus, Sam wore white which in itself is a shocker!
RUNNER UP: Sam and Alexis. Enjoyed the dialog...and the fact Alexis was like, "If you want a divorce, you got it'!
Did I Enjoy the Shawn/Alexis (Shexis? Alawn?) scenes at the bar? Eh... contrived and not really my thing. We've done the strip pool. It was funny once now? Whatever. Mac behind the bar was a nice touch. I hope we see him again before the month is over. Lante had some good dialog but those two have just run the marathon for me. It's been whiny Lulu since day one on that marriage/relationship. Natalie left John (who was in the old Webber/Scorpio house, btw!) and he got all breathy and is going after Todd. (which has happened on OLTL about 90000 times already!)
Coming up: You know Jerry's working for someone else--and hopefully it's who I think it may be. Everyone will be getting sick soon and PC will be in crisis mode. Heather will be back. I should be more excited than I am-- but it seems like this has played out for eons on other shows. Sam's baby still has to be found and The paternity switch revealed. Ho hum.
Why is Josslyn in summer camp at age 3?
Will Morgan be recast?
Will Robert come back and join the entire Aussie conclave?
Why in the heck would Jerry Jacks want to kidnap Robin and make everyone assume she's dead?
IF Todd fires Sam does ANYONE work at Crimson besides him?
How's Dolores' "Undercover" work coming?
Well, Batman, hopefully these questions and much more will be answered on the future episodes of GH! Ratings were pretty flat last week--not a lot of movement. I keep waiting for them to go up to where OLTL's were before it got canceled. I do know that GAA is pulling in about HALF of the ratings that OLTL did last year. I hope ABC is just miserable over that fact!!
Thanks again to Lisa W's General Hospital Caps. Without them this would be a boring blog. Plus I wouldn't have gotten that fabulous shot of Heathen on Todd's credenza!
|Alberta Enjoying The Sonny!!|
Note: I was at Vanessa Marci's Gagoo Jammie Launch last night on Staten Island. I was good fun-- met Maurice, Vanessa and Suzanne Wang and a few Twubbers from online! I'll do a blog about it when I get home--here's a sneak pic!