So here's what I think.... Sit right down. TV Dinners from Swanson.
|WHO do you think you are? Mary Tyler Moore?|
Hospital was awesome...looked just like the set!! Jason Thompson acted exactly like Steve would have, even the head tilt! And Becky looked gorgeous....and SO "nurse" like!! The old phone ring was SO real and triggered such memories for me. Geesh. Wow. I was back eating Fluffanutter sandwiches while my mom was having a Pall Mall on the couch.
The Bill Eckert piece actually made a good twist. Explained the keeping the house in Bill's name. The little trick with the "last words" was also done nicely. So props for that!
Um, yah, the house would have BLOWN up, correct?? Oh well. I guess I shall set that aside. I did see on twitter Ron said it was contained to the basement. Um... well.. no, I don't think it could have been but even so, the firemen would have put it out, flooding the house. No soot. The floor would have given way.
Again, I will set that aside. (details, details)
The actual "Luke killed them both was interesting". Not just Dad. Although he didn't "kill" his mama on purpose. Liked the red blood splatter when he hit Daddy dear. I of course would have loved a more gory scene but that's me. This story took forever. Give us some terror.
I WISH I WISH a couple of things...
Hinsight is 20/20... but, if they had decided to do this in the BEGINNING, at the start of this whole story, it would have been glorious. Because it was changed, there were a ton of missed opportunities.
Patricia for one. Dee Wallace was brilliant. How about having HER come on a year or so ago and be the trigger for Luke's flip? Bobbie wouldn't know who she was, but Luke could have. She would have wanted to ease her conscience. Talk to her little brother. Yada yada. Instead we wasted eons on the mobular angle of all this. We didn't need ANY of that. The entire front-end of this story makes zero sense. Secondly? We needed Genie. Explains so much about him needing her as his "angel". The rape--everything. Could have not hired 10 of the other newbies you did, gotten Genie for the year as well and then have them going off to the sunset. I did like Tracy in the story yes, but you could have had a Laura component too. (The Nutrisystem commercial with Genie in it during this show was a bit ...mocking.)
I tell you what, just like OLTL, Cartini can deliver a spectacular moment and short-goings because this was a great episode. STAND-ALONE episode gets an A just for the production. But the mush in the beginning? Moves the story arc WAY WAY down the ladder to below average. When I think of trying to find clues and have fun with the Fluke thing? And none of it mattered? Ugh...and the mask. WHY the mask? Why the whole Larry Ashton stuff? Waste of my time. Could have used them in a different way if you wanted them back on so much.
I know Tony was unexpectedly out for longer. I get that. But hello, tell the story differently but still have it make sense. You changed your entire direction and made the beginning moot. Just having TG "Skype' from Amsterdam was weird given this outcome. Don't tell me for a second any of this finale was planned. No way, no how.
Sigh. Ok. Welp, that's over with. I will treasure this one episode, history holes and all because of the way it was filmed. Truth is...(here it goes)...I was kinda sad after watching. Why? Because of what it could have been. One hour show after all that-- and yes, it was brilliant but --all the in between stuff? Why can't it at least be consistent? Or better woven or something? I don't know. I guess my word is: Bittersweet. Yep. Bittersweet for sure.
I have to say I didn't miss GH at all this week. In fact, if the anniversary show hadn't had been on, I would have probably deleted all the recordings. I'm not going to watch the next one, because I know it tempers the Ruby background. I can't deal with that. NOPE.
We'll see if I'm in a mind to pick it up again next week. Right now? Not sure.
I will read your comments later! Thanks for keeping the blog alive while I was in Florida! Had a great time, btw. Left with 90 degrees and sun to SNOW today.