I don't even know how to start this thing. I"m going to marinade Friday night, start writing Saturday and be done on Sunday! So, if you are reading this, just know I took a hey of a LONG time crafting it.
GH right now is not everyone's fave thing, I understand. For me, it's pretty glorious. Mostly, it's fun. That's what I like: shock, awe and FUN. I haven't enjoyed myself this much since the Mitch and ending days of OLTL.
Let's have cake since we didn't get any at the wedding. Do you notice we NEVER get cake for weddings?
Smaller things first (with less airtime)
|3,000 for that art set you bought me!|
1. Jake ends up going to Liz' house--we don't see that actually happen as they are only on Monday.
2. We DON'T see Larry Ashton anymore this week. Will be picked up next week
3. Dr. O is obsessed with her missing Rx pad
And now....for the main events...
THE WEDDING: Well, it delivered!!!!!! From the faces to the yelling to the confession and the "air popcorn' eating it was a delight. So many emotions and revelations. Michael was blindsided. Carly was distraught. Franco had a mixture of glee and regret. Of course, things took a turn when Michael ran out to go go Sonny's and found the gun next to Max. Carly ran out into the night and was confronted by Heather who had her own gun . Franco followed and they all made their way up to the warehouse together. "You made me believe in myself" was Franco's biggest hangup with Carly. The more he talked, the more he talked, he actually was making more sense. I hope you watched this because I can't quote all the dialog that was given. Superb. I think "Your mother is a lying, cheating whore" was said about 99x. And of course, the BEST line "Carly was full of Sonny's Pepperoni" was also a gem.
|Watch how it's done, Shawn!|
|Did you manage to save any Snickers bars from that candy trove?|
THE BIRTH: Well, Nina manages to get the drugs into Ava so she can give birth to that preemie baby. PREEMIE? AHAHAA...well, she's about ready to go on solid food but whatever! Nina tells a wonderful l story about delivering a horse which had me in stitches. Donna Mills shows up and we find out that she actually had hired Ava years ago to seduce Silas. Yet another thing for Nina to get mad about. Ava is pleading for her baby but they end up leaving for a crummy motel. Ava crawls to the door and opens it to....
Michael. There to avenge AJ's death!! Oh.. how many quotes did these scenes yield? Michael basically tells Sonny he's dead to him and that AJ was his ONLY father. Which probably kills Sonny more than if Michael would have actually shot the gun. Michael rants that he and Carly used him as a pawn against AJ his whole life. Sonny tries to tap-dance out of this but Michael is having none of it. He actually reminds dear ol' Daddy that he screwed his own son's girlfriend right on AJ's grave. (Ava pipes in to say that she did, indeed see Sonny KILL AJ). Michael lets Ava go to find his niece/sister and she crawls into the alley. Silas and Kiki find her and take her to the ER.
Michael talks and talks and never fires the gun. I so wished he would have shot a kneecap out so Sonny would start to suffer. (I spare no pain) BUT Nope...just blah, blah blah. The previews show them still talking on Monday. *sigh*
|I am...and ass. Sorry.|
|You are gonna need about 8 of those, Duke!|
MAYORAL ELECTION: . UM.... it's um... HALLOWEEN but I don't care. Screw it. I'm so happy we are revisiting this and it also is a great place for Lucy, Bobbie and the gang to meet up. PLUS we get hang-dog DUKE who's realizing as the night goes on he's in deep shit. Anna arrives later and arrests him. She's so upset. She gave him the opportunity to give her the truth and he doesn't. Later, in her office we find out that he is SO loyal that he wouldn't rat out Sonny for anything. Not even Anna. Gulp. Finola as usual, played her scenes just perfectly. She teared up at the right moments and was tough when she needed to be.
|Should I have added a sound track to the video?|
(forgive there is no picture of this-- I couldn't find one and erased my DVR! Wah..just picture Franco eating peanuts and Bobbie looking all upset.)
SCENE OF THE WEEK: You may not agree with me since there were SO many perfect moments this week. Dramatic, shocking, violent, tender- you name it. I chose this for the simple reason that it showcased a character to perfection. Franco waltzes into Floating Jake's like the day has just gone normally. He meets Bobbie (another perfect touch because who knows better than she the depths of Carly's betrayals??) and he sits and eats his peanuts. Roger played everything this week just awesome, but this was masterful. Franco is wounded. He in turn, wounded the one person he grew to love. Although revenge is sweet, it's also lonely. I loved that the writers included this. LOVED.
PROP OF THE WEEK: Franco's imaginary POPCORN is it!! Never has such a non-prop delivered so so much!!
FACES OF THE WEEK: SO MANY to choose from. SO many. I chose these for the look in their eyes. Michael's Murderous, Duke's Scared, Carly's Wounded and Kiki -- Shocked. Morgan totally threw her mama to the mobular wolves.
I do admit to some glaring weirdness that caught my attention. The timeline was just so--off. The mayor election being on Halloween was thrown in there (although the character integration it produced was great) and I really REALLY wish Monica had been around in some capacity, even if it was at the hospital. Morgan's back to acting like an idiot. The fact that so many scenes were filmed with guns pointed (and never used) was a bit disappointing. At least wound someone. People stood around talking way too much, but then again, the dialog was spot-on. "Your lying mother of a whore" was said so much it's ingrained in poor Michael's head forever. I'd totally take a pace like this for my soaps everyday. I'm sure the cast would be exhausted in 2 weeks flat though. They must have been totally wrung out on a daily basis. Bravo to all.
So, my "completely" Spoiler free starts in about a week. I know some of the spoilers for next week but not many, and then none!! WOO HOO! So excited. I'm enjoying the ride right now. I know Fluke comes back and am so hoping we keep the momentum and it doesn't lay an egg.
Here's hoping next week is as fast and furious as this!!