HE IS RISEN!
It was Halloween and Maxie's Bday. It's also somehow, the day before Liz and Jake's wedding. Now I get it's "Soap Time" but we can count. 31...and then..6? Nope. LOL.
Ok, I'm sure you have some left over Halloween candy hanging around. The stuff no one wanted. I gave out ring pops and 3 muskateers with RED filling!! Almost ran out too.
The first part of the week was pretty dull until Thursday hit. There was a GIANT-ass'd surprise Tuesday-- LOOK at that! ANNA has a HOUSE!! I guess Finola has wanted one for awhile and she even tweeted a 'thank you' to the set people. I personally would have done up a nice English cottage look. I can so see Anna as a gardener. Anyway, happy happy. Emma showed off some costumes and Paul threatened Anna. He knows she killed Carlos and he switched the bodies. He didn't tell her (on the docks) it was Sloane however, just said someone who died of a gunshot. Anna "saw" Carlos again on the docks and we are still left wonder if he's really dead or she's just seeing his ghost. I have to think he's alive because of the whole WTD story with Sabrina (eyeroll)
Thank you for getting Lucas, Sam, Alexis and Jules all together. He has his son, she has a ring and Alexis has a house! (How long will those white couches last with Leo's babyness all over?). I'm hoping for a full-out Thanksgiving at the house! WITH Molly and Kristina too. (and Brad).
Ric appeared out of the woodwork. He was seen weeks ago --and was supposedly looking to get Custody back of Avery. Oh well, he did have his Clark Kent glasses on so I was like "whatever"! I also wonder if they did this scene to put him back into Liz' orbit. Who better to pick her up after this mess than someone that's done horrific things and been the town's pariah? I also have to give giant KUDOS to Rick Hearst for his scene when he walked in and saw Sonny in the wheelchair. Very subtle but awesome acting right there. It was surprise mixed with pity and a little bit of 'wow...look where YOU ended up, big brother"... he couldn't even look him in the eye at first. Perfection.
Ok. I'm mentioning this because...it was such a weird wasted scene--yet amusing. Morgan goes to see Kiki, who texted him she was sorry. They get out some snacks and then it quickly dissolves into typical stupidness that is the staple for these two nim-nods. Morgan left without his snacks and Kiki got all pissy and drunk. :eyeroll:
Mama dropped by and wanted Kiki to testify for her at Avery's trial. Um.. hey, Ava, you boinked her boyfriend while pretending to be dead so...?? Ava has another card up her sleeve though. Paul (who grabbed and kissed her) said he would help. Ergo, he's probably got a PLAN.
Nothing says LOVE Like not being able to fill out your marriage certificate because you have no idea who you are! Are we supposed to think that's going to be legal even if Jake wasn't already married to Sam? LOL. Okay then. Liz also gave him a "Mr and Mrs Doe" sign for the front of the house. DOE. ahhaha So if he adopted Cam and Jake, they'd be Cameron Doe and Jake Doe Jr. DOH!! (Homer Simpson voice) Aiden would be all happy he got to at least keep his last name.
Family dress up! Geesh, Patrick, don't go all out there. LOL. Spinelli is working on the Face-Plan and gives out the candy..
And Maxie shows up. It was a nice scene because he remembered her birthday--awww. She later spilled coffee on his computer. It was a small setback however, because he was able to boot it back up and get that Face-thing going again! (more on that later)
Team DOH!! Even Aiden is in there. Cam just keeps getting younger it seems like LOL. Liz dressed as a cheerleader. She looked about 16! Jake insists Jake is his REAL father--and this is when Liz talks about the whole adoption thing. Better call Lucky.
"Ya know, Dante you only fooled around on Lulu once, I'd say you're doin' pretty good given your genes"...
This was my second fave thing this week. Tracy was OUT OF THE HOUSE! She talked to Ava! She talked to LULU and Maxie! WHAT!!? I absolutely loved this part when she and Paul were like: we are OUT OF HERE..they both went BYE to the security guy and laughed and laughed. I just don't like the fact that Paul is mob. He could have been a corporate raider, a devious guy but why mob? BOO.
One of the biggest messes of the week was the Haunted Star Saga. First of all, about 900 scenes took place there, all around "will Lulu find out the truth" or not. It was painful. I mean Mon-Friday we were on that damn boat. First the computer is left out, then Dilly almost says something..then Val comes in..then Maxie pesters Nathan for info..yada yada. FINALLY FRIDAY CAME AND...
TA-DAH! The "Hot Sizzle" reel was shown. You see, Andy (the assistant) found the footage and Dillon put the zip drive in the drawer. HOWEVER, moments later he saw Valerie and Dante hugging and her adjusting her skirt (the zipper had broken). SO, he thought the worst and decided to show the clip to everyone.
Even the youngest shut their eyes. (Look at Kiki back there!! LOL she's all "WOW, cool"!!)
Suddenly, Lulu knows all. BOOM.
Of course the MOST major thing to happen is this -- Spinelli has to go to Portland because Ellie broke her ankle. (Why he has to RUN OUT just when he's 95% done with the face-- is beyond me. Plus the fact you know PC doesn't have a direct run to Seattle..but whatever). He has to leave because you see, Carly has to be the one to look upon the angelic face first. The computer is all loaded, still downloading and Spinelli left it at the hospital. (where anyone can see it but ...I digress). The Face Program is going full-guns and turns out a photo morphing from Jake to Jason. Spin must have programmed Jake's face in because in real forensic terms, Jason's face should have just popped in.
SOooooooooooooooooo, here we go. Carly's gonna find it and..what? Will Kiki run her off of the road after she sees Morgan and Darby? (not exactly actress of the year there, btw). Since the wedding is TOMORROW (UGH) it should come out pretty fast? Unless "today" Lasts DAYS AND DAYS... DAYS?
Last but not least, we got to see Audrey for a second..reading a letter she wrote to Liz. Now, I'm happy she was on, yes...but please say "cameo" next time. It was sweet but I would have loved to have her on canvas. Rachel looks smashing for 80!!
SCENE OF THE WEEK: The entire Monica/Tracy exchange from the "Danny was hiding in your support hose" to this scene about Monica's boys is what I LIVE for on soaps. Please put more effort into the Q household--it's worth it.
ADORABLE WARDROBE ALERT OF THE WEEK: Sparkle Unicorn!!
WEIRD WARDROBE OF THE WEEK: Those damn arm-chaps that Darby had on. I'm old but they were fugly.
PROP OF THE WEEK: MR. and Mrs. Jake Doe.. soon to be in the garbage because.. well, you know.
FACE OF THE WEEK: ugh. Anyone figure out what she's supposed to be? Emo pirate?
2nd FACE OF THE WEEK: Paul...being... Skeletor.
I did enjoy the latter part of the show this week. Thurs/Friday had a ton of character movement between sets and I love that. NOT Having 2 people stuck in the same place gabbing for days is awesome. Tracy alone was in 3 different places and Carly was just all over! Sam had a wardrobe change and attended a bach party all in the same day! Can't beat that. People are mixing again. yeah!!
The most giant news this week came in trickles.... Tristan Rogers is "Back"... Brandon Barash is "Back"... meaning who knows. A day? Writing a letter? 3 days? A month? What? You see, all that info comes out--and then BAM! The long standing rumor that Jason Thompson is leaving came true. He's gone. NEXT rumor has it is that he has a job waiting at YR. Some character that Billy Miller played! Soaps are such turn styles.. LOL. swap-meets. He'll be a loss. I'll probably do a whole blog about that soon.
Sorry so long this week. A lot to cover. Hope you are enjoying the show a bit more. We need to move those numbers UP!!