Goodness WHY. So many WHYs. So little time. GH apparently had a month to "say goodbye to an icon"-- and then in the end, not enough time to put him on for more than the 4.75 min that day. What? Where was the goodbye to Lucy, Felicia and Alexis? Monica? Probably couldn't 'schedule' everyone together for some reason. Great. Thanks.
I would have started out with a nice flashback of Luke--there are many to choose from. Maybe start out with his arrival to Port Charles. Have Lucas Lorenzo Spencer reflecting his life when he's on the docks. The flashbacks could have progressed during the show until they reached present time. Or, he visits sets like Kelly's and has a flashback of the location. I don't know. I'm sure we all have our own ideas. Anything but what we got. Hell, they could put in a damn reminder of ValDan sex on his last day, but not of HIM?
I told my mom to watch and about 4-5 friends that don't ever watch the show anymore to tune in. So many people were like "when's Luke's last day"??
How do I feel now??? Embarrassed.
Of course, this is also crammed in with the fact that Ron was fired as HW last Friday. Obviously people knew before this. Jean was hired awhile ago-- and RC has been strangely silent on Twitter as of late. It's also interesting they use "Fired" instead of "parting amicably or something. Harsh for a guy that won a lot of Emmys for the show. He also turned around ratings for the first couple of years and put out a pretty giant 50th anniversary extravaganza. Something in addition to the writing shifted at GH. This isn't to say the writing hasn't been dismal in the past year, that's for sure. After reading Tony's scathing interview with TV Guide it's apparent things were pretty messed up around there. Tony was very frustrated and to basically crap on the writers before leaving was a strange, strange move. If you listen to his last Emmy speech, he was praising the work. Hmmmmm..what the hell happened? Hey, that would make a great Lifetime Movie I bet. LOL
HUH? Um.....NO. Who the hell lets a guy that's leaving the show write the stuff that goes ON the show? I bet boots RC didn't want that dull nothing send off -- so who did? DC has some ideas and their podcast is full of them. I guess when you make Mashable and Twitter is basically skewing your ass, you find scapegoats.
And where's Frank Valenti in all of this? Oh, he's tweeting inane things (which has to be some poor intern) about watching GH for the person directing that day. (true story)
I'm watching to see if/when Laura reads her angel letter and then I'm done for awhile. Needing another break from this mess. There's nothing that interests me except Maxie and Madeline and Brad/Lucas' wedding. You know, the one that is stopped now because Brad's married but couldn't finish the explanation in a timely manner? Yeah, I bet we see Maxie and Donna Mills together again in 4 months time if we are lucky.
So, that's that. I hear the new lady writers are all into hearts rainbows and slowly building relationships. I'm sure everyone will be happy for the change. I wish a Jean/Ron collaboration could have happened because it would have been a good balance. Maybe that's what happened. They wanted the co-headwriter thing and he said it's either me or nothing and welp?
Now I have no idea. ] I don't follow the inner works of the show like some do. Maybe I should--sounds juicy.
BTW, Mashable even did a little article about the disappointment of fans. I heard NBC had a nice prime time send off for "Luke" and Tony too. THAT'S RIGHT, I said NBC. Not ABC, no they had their's at 12:30am for like 2 minutes. I need to be Daytime PR girlie lol
Lastly, I'm speaking not as a blogger but as a fan. Someone that used to rush home from school to watch GH. Someone that saw "Luke" introduced and watched the magic unfold. We know who we are. All I really wanted was a bookend. Close the chapter. One more moment to feel the feels. We are sappy like that. You should have ended with Bobbie/Luke. At least that was way more genuine than the Sonny/Luke stuff we got on Monday.
So, with that...it's done. Fin. Here's hoping we survive the next wave of changes coming. I have a feeling that if other factors don't change as well we may be just as frustrated.