2013..what a year in GH's history. 50 years were celebrated and thank goodness we had a whole new regime that had come in, loved the show and gotten us back our NURSES BALL!! woohoo!!! Let's take a look back and I'll dole out the Wub Awards.
Did you remember that THESE things happened this year?
Milo and Connie had sex?
Olivia was engaged?
Katie Couric did a guest spot?
Emma Samms had eyelashes for miles while spying/ninjaing?
Taylor and TJ had "relations"in the back of the limo?
Franco held baby Danny on the bridge (and was a blonde?)
Leslie married Scotty and Laura?
Maksim Chmerkovskiy was on, dancing with Sam?
ACTOR OF THE YEAR: Bradford Anderson. With all the vets back and with all the powerful stories, he was the guy that was present EVERY. single. time. he was on. Never a phone in. His heartbreak/joy over the knowledge of his daughter being born? Perfection
ACTRESS OF THE YEAR: Well, who else but Finola Hughes? She's another one that never phones it in. Glorious in just about every scene she did. She also kicked ass playing Dr. O "playing" Anna.
HONORABLE MENTION: Kathleen Gati. Who else could have played the jilted Lesil Obrect with such passion? She could be hilarious and heartbreaking all at once. Our Dr O also got the best lines this year. ("should I get ze nipple clamps'?) Just too funny.
BEST COUPLE: Britt and Nikolas. One of the first couples in a long time that I can really enjoy the natural chemistry I see. They look good together, both have same-type backgrounds of crazy-creepy-evil relatives and they sizzle. More please.
2013 MOST GHOSTLY YEAR EVER? Rick, Emily and Alan all came to see Monica -- and then we had Georgie over to see Maxie.
BEST DEATH: Connie. Now, hear me out on this. Connie's death allowed Sonny to basically become the Sonny we all know and love. He had to mourn, yes, and we had to sit through his "To Pill or not to Pill" days but in the end, we got BUSINESS Sonny without the complications of a woman to worry about. Sonny's been mooning/crabbing/brooding over one woman or another for eons. It was so nice to see him just be the mob-man.
BEST ADDITION: Ava Jerome. Maura West makes me want to watch this character every dang day. She's just so good at being slinky! And the Morgan sex? Wow. She has chemistry with everyone on the show. Women, Men--you name it. I have to admit though Julian and Carlos are also doing fine in my book. Good actors and fun to watch.
BEST IDEA: SORA'd Morgan. I usually don't like SORA too much but Morgan was gone a long time and he came back with a bang! "Captain Morgan"...playing around with Kiki and then her Mama? Newcomer Bryan Craig has been fun to watch as well. Loved his scenes with Sonny.
TIM BURTON AWARD: Faison as Beetlejuice. LOVE!!
FAVORITE SCENE OF THE YEAR: So many to choose from!! I'm going with the Nurses' Ball opening number. I was so happy and goose-bumpy that we were getting a ball again, I couldn't stand it! Lucy came out, looking all glam and then our nurses just did it up! It symbolized the resurgence of our beloved soap and the fact that the new regime really cared.
COULD LIVE WITHOUT: Kiki and Michael...they became SO boring...The Teen Limo/Prom Story, so many flashbacks (some "same day flashbacks"!), JMB leaving, the last two Anna-mask tricks and AJ's trial.
FASTEST "DEATH"? Helena... one shot--gone. It was as if 30 years of dancing with the devil was finally over in one second. Kinda like when Indy pulled the gun on the sword fighter!! (as you can see, I'm still not sure she's really dead!)
WHY DID YOU DO THAT? Laura came back, Scotty came back-- Laura marries Scotty, is sad Luke is sick then--breaks up with Scotty and disappears. I understand the actress/show has to work together to have things happen but WTH? Sort of a waste.
MOST OVER-USE OF A SOAP PLOT: Sabrina delivers Britt's baby. On the floor-- of Wyndemere. *sigh* Who couldn't see THAT comin'?!
BEST OUTSIDE PR MOMENT: GH Actors ring in the opening bell at the NY Stock Exchange.
WEIRDEST THING: Our transplanted OLTL characters had to morph into three different characters because of a lawsuit. Although one might argue they really didn't morph at all considering all three ended up right where they left; with Carly, Sam and Michael. (Don't tell Prospect Park that though!)
PROP OF THE YEAR AS CHOSEN BY WUBBERS: yes, behold, our baby Ariel being BBQ by Uncle Mac!!! This worthy prop beat out Tranco's Tumah in a jar! Well done, well done.
ACCESSORY OF THE YEAR: Tranco's tumor bandage. It was unnaturally small in scope to start with, then shrunk in size until it was about as big as a pinkie finger. You know they were mocking us in wardrobe!!
EPIC FACE OF THE YEAR: Cawnie in a freak-out. Just--epic.
SOME MEMORABLE MOMENTS FROM '13:
Oh TUMOR JAR* oh Tumor in a JAR how lovely we see thee.... your roundness it every glows, Franco's head it leave a hole..oh TUMOR Jar oh TUMOR Jar...how lovely your globulals.
* Sung to the tune of "Oh Christmas Tree"
LOOK what's BACK! #IcePrincess