"Radioactive" is being played while you're reading the blog!! We learned Luke's fate this week and found out Helena was behind it all.
Ah, good times!!
GET ON your hazzzzzzzzz mat suit and Scrub up! We have some blogging to do! Note: It's an extra long one so..get an extra cup o' joe. Sorry, there's just a lot to dish about.
This week was actually pretty awesome. Only one little complaint: I really loved a lot of scenes but wished they would have been longer. I'll give you some examples of things that were too short.
1. Lucy and Laura dish Deception. Way WAY too short. I think it probably took all of 15 min to shoot and we got about 5 of that on screen. Come on--- a big fun thing like Deception coming back with two fave ladies talking about it? MORE PLEASE
2. Flea and Mac's Wedding Prep. Ummmmm, we saw the cut scene (down in the blog if you want to read it). Mac and Duke talk about ROBERT coming out of his coma. What genius decided to CUT THAT?!! DUHhhhhhhhh.
3. Luke and Laura meet. This was a very poignant scene, especially given the fact that we knew what was happening with Luke. His face said it all. Laura was so happy coming back from her honeymoon and he was--dying. MORE PLEASE!!
4. Danny's sick. Geesh--these scenes are so short (and confusing to me) that I don't really care at this point. Silas bops in here and there--spits out some monotone, mysterious stuff and it's over. I guess we'll be on the hunt for some DNA. Which I HOPE leads to Sam's Daddy.
On to the rest of the show:
Maxie finds out she's having a girl. I called it! I also think Georgie may come to her in a dream or something to talk about the baby. Not sure, just a hunch. Lulu and Dante were so happy--and so were Olivia and Tracy!! Great scene where Lulu tells Tracy she was as much of a parent to her as her own Mom. Luke's face was so wrenching when she told him about his grandbaby. Awww.
The Jr. Mint Gang. I'm trying to like this story, I really am. But..I can't. It's been done to DEATH on soaps. Vixen, good girl... sex... yada yada. I'm not invested. I HOPE the younger audience likes it as I do realize we have to get them into the fold. So-- here's hoping.
Kiki and Tranco and Ava. First off, Maura West is awesome. I do like this story but it feels like it's --Over There. Not in the Port Charles mix much. I was bothered that they were acting like the Q mansion was just there's to take over or something. Where was Monica yelling at them to get out? I also REALLY REALLY see (and hear) Starr and Todd, not Franco and Kiki so it's a bit surreal.
HELENA POISONS LUKE. Be still my heart. If I knew Ron's addy, I'd send him a dang fruit basket. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. I should have thought of it!! THEN to tie it into Jerry Jack's thing?? BE still my aching heart!! Eeeeee!! Double brilliant. LOVED seeing Helena on the computer, looking all Glamorous. Oh yes. MORE PLEASE!!! I just am sad that Tony is off on his vacation (as Dante said "you can set your watch to it") and we may not see his adventure. BUT, I am thinking that maybe for Fall sweeps he is on his mission and 'visits' Robert (who may wake up and tell everyone about Robin??) and they go FIND HER!
The Paddy, Britt, Sabetty DNA story. Ah, twisty!! So-- did Britt's mama tamper with all the tests? Looks like it. Britt was all tearing up the results and then Ellie says it's Patrick's kid. THEN Britt gets the text from Evil. Dr. O saying she "took care of it". We see Britt look at Lante--so could that mean it's really Lante's baby in that belly? Ah.. could be. Britt had access to their embryos! PS. Like the name "Sabetty"?? :Giggle:
Felix contiuues to get the good lines, imo and spits them out like butter. Good stuff.
SCENE OF THE WEEK: You'd think I'd pick Helena telling Luke about the poisoning but No. I have to go with the one that really stood out for me and made me tear up a little. That was when Anna was looking at her computer when Luke was telling her he was dying. Wow. I actually had forgotten a bit that they were involved as lovers, so her crying at first, took be by surprise. Then, I thought of their history (before sex too) and it made SO much sense. As always, Finola played it to perfection and it gave me little goosebumps. BRAVA!!
PROP of the WEEK: Morgan's cast!! And the story of arm wrestling Big Alice? Brilliant. Plus, the way I feel about Morgan, I was picturing his bone crunching under her strength. heh.
On to more behind the scenes doings: Lisa LoCicero announced yesterday that she signed a contract to stay on the show. I personally love her and Olivia, so I am very happy with this news. It was also announced that Kelly Sullivan was let go. I do think she did well with the DID stuff she was given and I really enjoyed her "Connie". She was front and center for a long time on the show. It's a bit baffling. I was one that did miss Megan Ward as well, but came to respect Kelly after time. She is a GREAT fan fave and really gets into a lot of events and does great PR for the show.
I also think GH is very bloated right now and could stand to lose some characters. ConKate is kind of written into a corner but she also has family and history. Again, a bit baffling. Especially since the 'new story' for she and Olivia is fighting over Sonny. I can see her going a bit cray-cray again and being "sent away".
Hope you're having a good summer. It's been VERY wet here, we are growing mold everywhere! Some of you are baking in the heat. I went to the Rochester Jazz Fest last night and had a blast, btw. "Theo Trombone Shorty" was just so fun. A little Jazz, some Chili peppers and lots of DANCING!!
See ya during the week!! Thanks again for reading.