Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sunday Surgery: The Green Monster

Here we are again, my faithful readers! Another week under our belts and I'm sitting here struggling to remember most of it.  There was about 25 minutes in total over the entire week that interested me. What were they? Well, I'll save them for the "scenes of the week"... because it's all I got. 
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Sam's Muffins 

This blog WILL contain a few spoilers, especially about the Ava's situation. Ergo, if you don't want to know, just skip this and finish your bagel. I am a pumpernickel bagel eater myself--with olive cream cheese. (just in case you want to get me one too!)

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I'm talking about this here situation first. I realize Lante have been for the most part, 'happy' and together for a long time in soap years. But THIS Chick? COME ON........nope. I could see someone like Rosie --maybe. I'm not feelin' this and I don't care for the actress so... whatever. And why is she staying there anyway? Give her some money to get a damn hotel room. Put her with Aunt Bobbie at Carly's. Lante has no room. Plus, Lulu hates her, so--why is she there? Just to piss me off that's why.

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I've already had my epic Fluke rant-- "Tweeting Tony Geary" so you can read my opinion on that in detail. LukeSon was a sight for sore eyes until it all went to hell because of the idiotic conversation they had: 
Luke: I'm sorry
Sonny: Why come at me like you did?

Luke: I was...jelly. Sorry.
Sonny: Of me? 
Luke: know, the babes, the cars...the clothes...all that coffee, all those bombs...

And that was the entire explanation of the whole Fluke crap in a nutshell when it came to why he was Sonny obsessed. Except, see..Laura was really gone from the show from 2002 on so why didn't Luke just do some mob stuff then? And, while we're at it, was he jealous of Alan Q too? If not, why did he go after ELQ?
Oy to the Vey.
GOODNIGHT NURSE! Scotty got Luke's sentence commuted to a mental home so I'm hoping he leaves Monday. Bye! SEEE YA!! 

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So......Spin and Maxie "decide" to get back together. Nathan walks in and says "Maxie, I miss you"....then, 2 seconds later Ellie walks in and says "Spin, I miss you"...  They all have the same conversation together, then about the others "ex" and whether or not they still like them or like each other. Honest to gosh, the same conversation that Maxie/Nathan/Spin have been having since he got back to PC and now rise/repeat with Ellie.

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Michael freaked out again. High on his "roofies"...LOL.  Kiki called them that--but last I heard those things knock you the hell out, not have you go all speed-o all over.  Michael's all upset that anyone would think that HE took Avery.  So he goes all pissy into his Mom's hotel (who he hates) and starts getting in Kiki's face. I think Kiki lives there now, btw. Used to be Kelly's. Now she's moved to the Metro.  Kiki feels just awful about all this-- she is so upset about Michael and tells Julian they shouldn't have done it. She doesn't feel badly enough however, to try to get those pills away from him. So, not too much I guess. 

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OH! Who else was mad about the baby disappearing and people thinking she did it? Why, it's Nina! Franco makes the mistake of thinking she may have taken her. Nina sulks for awhile, Dr. O comes to the room and gabs about it as well. There's also a convo about Nathan's daddy--which WHO CARES NOW? Who the hell cares? It was forever ago this was even relevant. Dr. O is on so sporadically that she becomes a non-entity after awhile. Nathan is so dull that--his Dad could be "The Most Interesting Man Alive" and I'd be like YAWN.  Move along. 

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By the way, the most hilarious thing that happened this week was that Dr. O talked Nathan into 
GOING to NYC to "question" Silas about the baby-napping.  He doesn't call Silas' cell phone. NOPE. He goes to NYC (which honestly took 4 minutes airtime) to ask Silas about Avery. When Silas says he doesn't know, Nathan's like: Well, Ok then dude, bye!!  If Silas was at GH, I'd get it. But did they really do that JUST so we might think he'd find Ava in the room? :eyeroll: DUHhhhh. 

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Spinelli is also doing some digging for Carly about Hayden Barnes. Notice that he's not also looking at "Jake Barnes" as well, but only Hayden. He found nothing, btw-- but her checking account which had new money in it. So, is her real name Hayden Barnes or is that her made up name with a checking account in that name? 
Oh hell, I don't even care. 

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Horny Hayden (yep, that's what she is) went all the way to Wyndemere to get sex from Nikolas. He's interrupted by Alexis (who can't use a damn phone either) about the Q stock situation. Welp. Later, Nikolas opens the safe and finds Jason's wedding ring missing. 

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Fake Jake turned up again, trying to get more money out of Ric. Poor Ric, all he wants to do is take Liz out on a date and this guy shows up. Then he goes to Hayden's to try to get more money. I don't even know what his name is. That cleft tho. 

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I should mention that Spin did get a photo of Greenlee with Fake Jake. Also,  Cristella apparently had it's season finale Friday. 

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Then there's Sloane. Ol' Shake-In-Bake. You see, Sloane's shower is broken. So, where does he go? Gym? PCPD? Ask the hotel to let him shower because his is not working? NAH, he goes to Anna's. In his ROBE. She says, sure you can shower, but you have to tell me something about your investigation. He tells her there's a hit coming on Sonny's territory. Probably Duke. (Let's hope the terrorists never try to get classified info from this guy, he'd give it up for a hamburger!). She gets upset. Leaves.
MEANWHILE........Duke is with Lucy. In Metro Robes (I guess they ordered a bunch). Duke and Lucy are like "Well, this was fun but we really like other people so..." Duke goes to tell Anna how he feels and...(can you guess?) finds Hawaiian Sloane in her room in a robe!! :eyeroll: I really wanted Mrs. Roper to come out at that point. Because, yes, it was right out of Three's Company. 

Oh, and PS. They kept Sloane and are getting rid of Duke. I'll let that sink in for a minute. 

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Felix made a brief appearance. I can only think it's because the Nurses' Ball is coming up and he'll be in it?  

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Yes, Maura was great again this week. Honestly though? This story has been so boring and just plain dull, I didn't even care Silas was "killing" her. You know he wasn't really, right? You know (spoiler) he has Avery's bone marrow and is going to give it to her and she'll wake up, right? 
Yep. I'm still trying to figure out how those pesky charges of murder will be dropped. But they will--you know that they will! 

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Jake comes a callin' to Patrick and Sam's house.  He sees a photo of Robin and...? Hmmm? Who is this? Where have I seen her before? Patrick says no way. Sam says, Oh! I bet you saw her picture at Liz' house.
Of course, car keys get dropped next week and he's looking under the couch and finds THE RING. (harps) 

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Throwing this in here because Becky looked spectacular. :) 

The Only Scenes That Mattered/Scenes of the Week: 

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Franco and Nedly: Loved it. Nice threats, good blackmail technique, yada yada. Franco comes into the Q mansion and demands his shares of ELQ. :clappinghands: yeah!! Can't wait until Tracy finds out!! 

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Olivia and Nedly: OLD FASHIONED Soapy Goodness!! They were adorable. 
YEP!..Wally Kurth is leaving and going on contract to Days. 

Good GOD.  Who thought THAT was a good idea? And don't tell me he didn't go to GH and have a little 'talk'. So...great. Another Q is going. Just when it was getting good!! Olivia at the house? Olivia trying to take over the kitchen from cook? Fighting with Tracy? It would also bring the Falconeri, Spencer and Q clans closer! yeah, but NOPE-- he's gone. I don't think there's any chance of a recast either. (not that I'd want one). 

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Finally, I did enjoy the Carly Spin scene where she says she'll be "his Jason". I have trouble with most of this crud about finding dirt on Hayden, yes, but this was cute. 

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PROPS of the WEEK:  Come to us from the Wardrobe Department! YES! It's the newly designed Metro Court Robe! See, if everyone ends up living there, they can save money on sets and clothing! 
PEOPLE living at the Metro Court: Duke, Anna...Hayden, Scotty...Nina, Franco and Ric. Did I miss anyone? 

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FACES OF THE WEEK:  No Nooki for you two.  (that tattoo tho!) 

How's that Brownstone thing coming along? Where is Jordan and how am I supposed to give a damn about her or Shaun or TJ? Molly is the new Betty (if you remember Betty, gold star--and PS we never saw her, either).  The total lack of even mentioning Monica anymore is appalling. You think Ellie will visit Brad? ('member him?) Where is Josslyn? (hahaha, I know, I know). 

I guess that's it! If you missed last week, nothing to fret about. It will repeat (mostly) this week. You know, summaries. Because that's how GH rolls lately. 

BUT! Hey, that Nurses Ball and Live Show stuff is coming so you know those will be fun. 

OH! OH! Note: Orphan Black was all kinds of AWESOME last night!! Squee! If you watch it, you know what I mean!! Now there's a show...! 


AntJoan said...

Ooooh, GM, Karen, those muffins look so good, I am first again!! Re Kiki and the "Roofies," I think she said Michael got a date rape drug "something like Roofies," I think she didn't even know which drug it was, anyway.

kdmask said...

Joah, you know I hate NuKiki--any excuse to diss her LOL

AntJoan said...

Karen, I also think that Kiki couldn't have gone over to Michael and just taken his pills away without admitting what they had done, which I'm sure she doesn't want to do.

Karen said...

Like you, I'm mostly disappointed in the what will obviously be the end of Ned and much potential lost. I was really hoping they would last for a very long time.

AntJoan said...

Yes, having Ned on the show, and also Duke, has been wonderful, they will be sorely missed. I am hoping they will come back one day, soon . . .

Di said...

I feel your pain, kd. Thanks for the review.

" Ol' Shake-In-Bake" Perfect nickname.

The loss of Ned will definitely be felt. And does this mean we will lose Olivia too? Why oh why do these people have such a hate on for the original GH characters? We'll soon be left with nothing but a bunch of kewpie kutouts.

friscogh said...

Di, I'm not sure I will call Olivia a GH original character. She and her family were introduced only in the last 10 years or less. That said, she does feel like a "true" GH character as she has been integrated into core families - Webbers, Spencers, Quartermaines.

I love the character of Ned and will miss him. I heard he is going off to help his daughter, but than I also heard they are recasting his daughter. Is she coming on the show just long enough for his exit? Will she exit with him?

I always wondered with Olivia would be like with Patrick. I am not a fan of the Patrick and Sam pairing. I think Patrick and Liz could be fantastic but it is apparent the current powers that be have no interest in going there. They would rather leave Liz as the yo-yo between Jason and Ric.

Looking at the current powers that be and the "true" gh characters, as many have said before, they have either ignored or destroyed most of the characters. There are only two characters I believe have benefited from the current powers that be.

Bobbie - just taking her out of the closet and giving her some screen time is a drastic improvement over how she was ignored by the last regime.

Nicholas - yes they are writing him as being involved in more illegal doings than he had ever been in the past but I actually like the way they are doing it. It is not a write him into the mob, it is a have him explore the darker side that runs in his family. I feel it has breathed new life into this character.

sonya said...

"Karen says Throwing this in here because Becky looked spectacular. :)"

Yes she did! I was distracted by her beehive hair however. :) Not used to seeing her hair like that.

gracegirl said...

Really good surgery Karen! I enjoyed it! Thank you. I'm bummed about Wally leaving too. I wonder what will become of Olivia and the bambino? thought Elizabeth did look pretty for her date with Ric. When he first came back before going into witness protection and even after he was released I was hoping their relationship would be different this time. They make a pretty couple. Anyway,I'm happy Eva is staying,I think she's a good actress and brings alot to the show through her character. The new actress playing Kiki is HORRIBLE!! I was trying to give her the benefit of time but this girl just cannot act I'm sorry. And that coupled with the story line is such a waste. I liked Michael with Kiki. Anyway,thank you again Karen for taking the time from your Sunday morning to write. Especially now. Hopefully it will pick up this wk. We can always hope!! :-)

MatchboxGinny said...


Panda said...

"Nathan is so dull that--his Dad could be "The Most Interesting Man Alive" and I'd be like YAWN. Move along." - Ha ha, I agree. I know Nathan & Maxie have lots of fans, but to me Nathan is as dumb as a box of rocks and so bland and boring, no amount of him taking his shirt off or having him be Dr. O's son and having who-knows-who as his father will make this cardboard character interesting to me.

I wondered why Spinelli didn't do some good old-fashioned detective work and go to Beecher's Corners and ask Hayden's supposed landlord, neighbors, employer, etc. if she really does have a husband named Jake, has anyone seen him, etc. I'd think that this would be an easy thing to disprove, unless Ric paid a whole bunch of people off to lie.

LSV422 said...

Great surgery Karen! I agree that Orphan Black was fabulous! Love that show! I am so not looking forward to Duke and Ned leaving. When I saw them last weekend I said that I was sorry to see them leave and Wally said "never say never" about Ned reappearing and Ian looked rather sad. Ratings are down again-no surprise there. Becky did look beautiful! I am happy to see Dr. O back. That is the extent of my positive comments for the week. NuKiki has to go.