Here we are again!! Another year gone by-and what a year it's been WHEW!! The entire show flipped upside down and management just changed like new boxer shorts. This year has been trans formative in so many, many ways. We've gotten Q's back, OLTL characters, people who were "Dead" and gone all popping up again. The Nurses' Ball is coming!! I honestly never thought I'd see Lynn Herring back on this show. Makes me a little teary-eyed. Wolf wrote until the end of Feb. It took awhile to tie it all up but this fall GH has just rocketed UP up AND UP!
So, see if you agree!! here we go:
BEST ACTRESS: Finola Hughes. Hands down. She's just phenomenal in every.damn.scene. Whether it's Robin's death or being creeped out and scared silly seeing Faison, she just brought the house down.
BEST ACTOR: Jason Thompson. He was fantastic as the grieving Patrick. His sorrow, depression and short lived addiction to pills was written and done so well.
RUNNER UP: Ian Buchanan. It was hard not to give him the win, especially because he did "Faison" SO WELL. Watching him play Non-Duke was glorious. Loved every minute.
BEST ADDITION: Todd Manning. He's brought life to Port Charles and I love it. His one liners make any show 100x better, imo. "Don't call me Shirley"!
BEST USE OF A DRUG: LSD turning Olivia into a "truth seer" hey... at least she can give away some plot points now and again!
WORST CHARACTER: Steven LARS. Good gravy. HE's dumb as a post, especially for a doctor. Yes, there are worse "minor type" characters, but he takes the cake.
LONGEST STORYLINE: The BAY-BAY...who's the DADDY. Lord, it took longer for us to land on the Moon. And of course, Jason takes his swan song before he finds out. There was enough DNA switching in there to make a technician in Llanview proud. (Not to mention switching, Heather, the cabin, yada yada).
WORST STORYLINE: Cassandra. (yes, that was this year... @@)
RUNNER UP: Stripper Killer
BEST SCENE: The single best scene of the year was of course, Edward and Lila's retiring up the stairs at the end of his memorial. Done so perfectly, it's an instant classic.
HONORABLE MENTIONS: Johnny shoots his grandfather, Anna sees Faison, Patrick and Epiphany have a hallway talk... Tracy at Edward's bedside. there were MANY, thanks to Ron's penmanship and all the great actors.
MOST OVERUSED WORD: Pathogen
RUNNER UP: BLT
BEST NEW PROP: Duke's Rubber Face
BEST OLD PROP: Pizza Boxes on Q's doorstep
BIGGEST FLOP : Trey reveal. We found out he was Connie's kid, and just when I was liking Joe Scully, he's killed. Then Trey just leaves without any real Connie "connection" happening. Very strange all around.
BEST DEATH: Ewan... awesome acting by Nathin Butler. Realistic and soapy.
BEST THING TO HAPPEN TO GH IN FOREVER: Cartini...thank goodness they came to write for my show. You brought back the history and families that are so important to us! And, for me, the bonus of some much loved OLTL characters.