HOO-WEE!!!! Listen, this week was a dang whirlwind for me. Lots to talk about..I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.
Yes, GH isn't perfect but between the acting and little surprises, I'm a happy Wub Queen!! I found some magnificent scenes/faces to share!!
What shall we have today? How about some Kiwi...in celebration of poor, groped Kiki? Get them scrubbies on..and let's go!
Ok, so..we had Donna Mills and TJ's Mama showing up on the same day. Had no casting/annoucement anything on "Jordan" other than speculation she was showing up "Sometime". Ergo, I was really shocked when she was sitting there. Jordan is played by the lovely Vinessa Antoine, let's hope it breathes life into the droll TJ/Shaun story. I really wanted her to be Keeisha, Simone or some other GH past person (Dawn?) But..whatever.
AJ's shooting was a catalyst for a bunch of things. I'm not happy he was shot but hey. Good Drama all around. Monica showed up, and even though her "cell died" she sold that plot. Michael was frantic and had a great scene with Sonny about AJ and not telling him how much he loved him. Sonny's guilt was palpable-- from the inside out. Carly's got his number though. She knows him and I do love that they include that fact. Sean Kanan was brilliant in his seizure scenes...they scared me!! And Ava leaning down into his face to whisper sweet nothings before she gripped the ventilator tube? Ahhh...great theater!! I also like that Patrick is included in this and consulting with Monica. There were some weird moments though-- Um, the nurses took an AGE getting in there when the monitor went off, Ava was talking for about a month before she did it and everyone was just walking in and out. Monica leaving the decision up to Michael because AJ made him health care proxy. Geesh, at least give the kid SOME direction here! LOL
Franco was on for a hot minute. Walking around with Caleb's cane-- he goes to see Scotty and banters. HE knows that Lucy is hot for him. Lucy shows up after not being able to eat Chinese Food with her hubby. He was "in the mood" ...she was not. BUT she was in the mood for Scott! Tracy but a bee in Doc's bonnet about seeing Lucy and Scott at the PCPD. He put a bee in her bonnet by saying Luke was taken during his Miss Cabbage stay.
Which brings us to LUKE. Luke, Luke---or NOT Luke. Well, he's not Luke. His eyes are even dark. You know my opinion on this. Anyway, he was an old leech to Kiki. heh, heh...first being uber creepy at the Qs..then groping her at GH. I'm still thinking Bill Eckert because another mask would throw us all into oblivion.
Well, HELLOOOO Molly! She's all feisty now or what? Pretty good transformation and thank GOODNESS she got some sort of edge on her. She was boring as goody-two shoes. I like this. Telling Alexis she sucks.. LORDY! Plus with RIC back in town, it sets up a great dynamic between Mom and Dad. Molly can play both sides. Alexis has her hands full with Julian who brought her gardenias and told her how beautiful she was then and now. Swoon. About time she got some praise! Ok, he's a mobber but so far, I'm liking them.
Son? Grandson? Hmmm.. if he IS Nina's kid, he could have been born during the coma but he's too old. She's only been in the coma 20 years. So, he is probably her brother.
Other things happening: Duke is getting entangled more and more into the Sonny-saga. Will he feel remorse? Sam and Alexis' talk was great. Loved that Sam was in her football shirt having coffee. Felix saw Lucas kiss Brad (I still wish Lucas had more of a story than this). Sabrina stitching up Carlos. LicRic scenes!! And I love having Ric back. Did you know that his birth sirname is "Herbst"?? (not Hearst) same as Becky's!?? Anyway...I wish the canvas wasn't so huge because it means less airtime for him. It's that old round-robin they play. Liz will be finding out about Ben at the engagement party--can't wait to see them all dressed up!
SCENE OF THE WEEK: Goodness. I teared up. I rarely genuinely tear up anymore for soaps. This scene was just amazing. Both KG and KT were amazing. I really loved that side of Dr. O. They both started out so nasty and now I am warming up to them. That's how you broaden characters. Excellent.
SCENE OF THE WEEK 2: Couldn't pick just one. This "EGG TOSS" scene with Patrick was done perfectly. Patrick is so detached, so bitter, and lost it with Emma's egg from Spencer. It had to have been hard for JT to scream at little Brooklyn!! Kudos to both. I also appreciated the extra-customer going over and asking to help. That was really true to life. Those little details make all the difference.
WUB ACTING EMMY: Out of all the great acting that took place this week, I'm making a special award for Sean Kanan. I have never seen such a great, life-like seizure. Make up dept deserves kudos too. It scared me-- and the direction/camera shots were perfect. Actors will say laying there so still in scenes of "coma" is difficult. SK had to lay there, then seize...be poked, prodded then grab Ava at just the right time. WOW
FACE OF THE WEEK: Kiki gets a goose from NotLuke!! LOL...priceless!! "If it was anyone else, I would have kneed him in the nuts"!!
PROP OF THE WEEK: AJ's breathing tube, being strangled by Ava. AJ's hand shoots out--Carrie style and Ava is trapped!