|I guess we were Lucky for Lucky...|
Oh how I weep for what 'could have been'!!
Monday/Tuesday were watchable and then the show veered off into the zone of "whole 'nother Planet"!!!
I didn't want to even write this blog because it will sound negative. I'm so angry at the pacing and the fact that momentum was just lost. Wonder why ratings are low? This week was a prime example.
Ok, No breakfast for me not in the mood! I'll have some strong black coffee to fortify me!
Let's get this right out of the way. Lulu is going to look like this off and on until she finds out about Dante and Val. Of course she knows they kissed-- but even when Dante told her he changed the sheets she just didn't get it. Val went and talked to her 'big sister of a boss' about the whole thing. Blah, blah blah.
Monica brought the snacks and iced tea to tell Jason all about his early years. It was a nice scene and long over-due. Strange that there was really no 'spark/connection' that she felt. At least not one I saw. Unfortunately Monica totally disappeared after this--I mean like a second after. Luke walked in and Dillon was suddenly there. See ya next time, Monica.
Laura tells Nikolas the good news about Jake. He's not that happy because of the whole "Jake is Jason" thing. Never fear! He comes up with a plan to tell Lucky that Jake is Jason--so that Lucky feels a-ok about leaving town again! (More on that later)
And Jake is home. Some found this underwhelming.. I found it curious but intriguing. It was done 'under the dome' in that it was pretty isolated and strange. Liz was very 'contained' for her baby coming back from the dead. I would have scared the kid by fainting, vomiting and yelling for the entire house to get up. Then I'd make him get a DNA test. heh
Lucky and Liz were their magical selves and it made me remember why I loved them so much.
We were all wondering how Lucky would leave after this nice family reunion--and it was given to us pretty quickly. He and tells Luke he too has a 'dark side and demon' and is afraid to basically raise his kids. Pretty thin to be sure. Lucky was then further pushed to leave because Nikolas tells him the guy Liz is involved with is Jason. Lucky being Lucky, of course wants to tell Jason the truth. Nikolas convinces him that the entire town has 'moved on' and everyone has closure and Liz is happy with the way things are.
The last part....Lucky goes back to actually tell the truth but then he sees the 'happy family' playing through the window and walks off into the night. See ya, Cowboy.
Luke catching Tracy with Paul was done well. First of all, you know I like the NuPaul actor--so that helped. Tracy's speech to Luke about him trusting Dillon over her was good too. Luke made it clear there's nothing between he and Laura but old memories. He's in love with Tracy. She basically told him just to 'go'. "I'm done". He leaves.
AND THAT BRINGS US TO ....Wed-Friday
Can we all at least agree that the Jake story is pretty huge? Luke coming back to claim Tracy pretty pivotal given we all know Tony's leaving? Laura's back--and so on and so on. So, what happens the next three days? Welp, nothing to do with this!! Absolutely nothing.
The entire cast at the Q house changed in one morning. Gone are Dillon, Paul, Tracy and Monica. We have Sabrina and Michael. Talking about the clinic (another story dropped for so long I could care less about) and being all Amish-Cute. Aw, Shucks Sabrina, you went to the hospital board for me? Thanks, Ma'm! They could have at least have had Tracy tell Michael who then tells Mom and Pop when he goes over about the Avery business. Nope. Why do that? Why complicate CarSon's 99th engagement with the Little Jake story?
I'm only mentioning this mess because it was on for 3 damn days torturing me. Kiki's all "LET My Auntie Denise see the bay-bay"! And Morgan and she 'giving in to passion' and doing it. Kiki almost catches them! BUT!!! ahahaa, nope, she's stopped first by her phone, then by Franco. Oh, the hilarity.
Franco goes in and tries to get the tape from Scotty. THE TAPE. I guess without that one piece of evidence, she can get out of jail? Didn't they already order it into evidence? Isn't she already sentenced? I mean-- er-- how would that get her out if it was already used to get her in? Maybe I'm behind or missed something. Not sure. All I know is that with that one tape, the one Scotty put in his office drawer is the key to everything.
And hello, if that was the case you should have done this eons ago and spared us the awful Denise story.
Speaking of Hilarity, Julexis was on after about a month off the show. Julian's working out! They banter at the restaurant! They are role-playing! Seinfeld is mentioned! And then...well, the MOB rears it's ugly-ass'd head in again. Alexis is pissed--again. Zzzzzz.
For 3 whole days we got CarSon being CarSon...getting engaged for the FIFTH TIME. Good Lord. Not only that, on Friday, Max runs in and says "we've been HIT"!!! "Vito" is shot and Carly tends to him on the couch. Can't call 911 and involve the 'cops'. A "shipment" was intercepted! MY TERRITORY WAS COMPROMISED!!!!!!!!!
And this is where my head hits the desk. Even if this is Brad's "Asian mob connection family" it's unacceptable at this stage in the game. WHY? How about we are all collectively sick of the mob-crap. How about we've sat through like 20 years of this and are DONE. Find some new stories. Julian is supposedly out and we all know he didn't do this, but Alexis will think he did and they can argue about that for ages.
Sonny was going to try to get out because of Avery but..ahhaaa. Yeah, no. I don't even care if he stayed in the stupid business if we didn't have to hear about his shipments, docks, territory and bullets.
And not for nothing but one of the best parts of the show was Michael being angry at his dad for multiple sins. That's just over with.
I wonder if Carly is moving into Sonny's. Looks like she already has. I need some scenes about her house, Josslyn and Bobbie. Is that too much to ask? Is it?
On to Nina. Poor Nina. This story actually could have some teeth. Problem is, when was the last time we saw this crew since the Luke thing began? Weeks. Ric is trying to drive Nina crazy with a baby blanket and phone app of a baby crying. This could be really good. Michelle plays vulnerable/crazy so well and we all know what Ric Hearst can do. I would have written this so differently and so much more spooky. We've also not really seen anything move in their relationship at all since they got married. Donna Mills and Ric are getting stuff going tho! They are just having sex left and right.
SCENE OF THE WEEK: Lucky telling Luke about his inner turmoil. Luke telling Lucky he was always there for him. Last Tony/JJ scenes as father and son. :sniff:
FACE OF THE WEEK: The Main Show. Liz with Jake. Awww, the feels
FACES OF THE WEEK: From that "other show"..these two are so cheesy!
PROP OF THE WEEK: Ric's Baby Crying app.
UNINTENDED UNMENTIONABLE: And I'd be remiss if I didn't show you all THIS photo. It made the rounds all over Twitter the other day. BOY did it make the rounds!! LOL People are referring to is as "the boner picture". That's a word I haven't used since I was 11. So if you see it, YOU SEE IT. Giggle. I have also received word that some find it inappropriate. Giggle.
Ok :) yep. It totally is..but it's totally funny too!
So, that's all I have. GH is absolutely 2-3 different shows. I'm tired of waiting for movement and things to 'gel'. On Monday Jake finally goes to the hospital but it really should have happened this week. The entire week didn't have to be Jake but it should have threaded through the other stories. I hope Patrick has a total doctor reaction like a WTF let me examine him now reaction. He operated on the kid! Or apparently, NOT. Think we'll get anymore of an explanation? I'm not holding my breath.
And before you tell me how crabby I am, this show has the best actors going. But something has to change big time. It's not just me now, people aren't watching. So whether it's the 'network' or TPTB. Just please, get things fixed.