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I'm just let-down with this show. The summer "adventure" was so disjointed and so so low budget, I honestly think high school interns did it. Not only that, our cast is so huge now, entire chunks of major stories are swinging in the wind. How can we get invested in any of them if people have weeks off canvas?
*sigh* Yes, there were bright spots and thank goodness for some of the actors and dialog writers that bring it every damn day. Ingo was back and it was like a breath of fresh air, even if he and CarSon were doing the same dance.
I'm juicing this week (ugh) so grab whatever you got and have a seat. I'll try to catch you up if you haven't been watching.
Our long-suffering Cassadine Island journey is finally over. Boy was that painful. From beginning to end, I was underwhelmed at every turn. It started out so promising with Ava and Nikolas taking selfies on a plane. Ended in a clunk, with the castaways flagging down a boat with a signal fire.
So many fails in this. First of all, the whole "Weeping Nyad" story was the reason we sat through the England farce, correct? She was famboozling some collector who was going to kill her if she didn't turn it over. So--she fled to Greece with "Dead" NuFace Nikolas.
Have we heard ANYTHING about that stupid statue since? Nope. Now, that's not to say I want to hear about it (we could GAF) but--what a waste of damn time to sit through that whole story. It wasn't exciting or fun-it was just a means to an end to get people on Cassadine Island. Something that should have been done when Helena first died and her will was read!!
The plane "Crash". Oh the plane crash. What in the HELL was that all about? Jason's face yelling... a few days later they 'crashed' with everyone walking around like that had taken a pleasant hot air balloon ride over the ocean. No hair wet--Sam still in her damn 8" boots. Not a scratch on anyone. Nothing. NOT. A THING.
Did you even TRY with this? Nope. It was embarrassing. Not only that, one of the principal players (and the only wounded one) was shoved behind a rock and 'slept' the entire time!! Good Lord. If you can't hire someone for the entire run, then leave him out. I'm sorry but I'm so sick of people coming on and then just disappearing--during the damn story!! DURING IT!!
St. Jaysus landed the plane, which exploded (off camera) and at first everyone was so scared they couldn't deal. WHERE"S JASON!! Did he parachute out? Nope... he got out before the fire and didn't even have a singed hair. Wow. So exciting. He basically walked out of the brush right where everyone was standing.
THANK YOU that Genie was in this castaway/island mess. She gave good cries.
Sam faints. 3 times now. See, we don't have enough stories going on and on hold, we need another one. Great. My only pleasure in this is that Livvy and Caleb will share some scenes. *sigh* Oh, and I'm betting boots that she needs some bone marrow from ol' Jules too. After Sam told him off in glorious fashion, spoilers say Alexis needs a favor from him. Whatever. They so ruined Julian's character it just won't matter.
Valentin. Oh, I'm trying hard to like him-hate him ala Faison. He just doesn't fit the physical thing I see in a Cassa-Baddie. BTW, he made it back to Port Charles before the Castaways. What did he do? Well, slept with Nina at the Metro (they had met for 20 min before they started in) and...went to try to kidnap Spencer.
Spencer is at camp and "Theo Hart" convinces him he's his Uncle and to go with him. Enter? Uncle Sonny!! He thwarted the plan--but guess who helps? Aw, St. Jaysus, shows up just in time to deck Valentine. Sonny and Jaysus share a secret wink/smile. Jordan comes in and arrests Valentin. Geesh, so far he's a pussy of a baddie if you ask me!
PS. Sonny also told Spencer his dad was "really dead-dead" this time.
Claudette finally sees Griffin. Griffin is all "I'm taking a break from being a priest" ...by being a doctor? LOL...okay then! Nathan clearly still loves her and rushes to ask Maxie to marry him right away. I think Claudette is in love with both Nate and Griff and is one of those girls that keep both at hand...just in case!!
Kirsten Storms is back!! Here's hoping she gets lots of hugs on set!
This serial killer 'story' is another embarrassment. COME ON-- what is this? People died that not ONE person cared about. Ok, Dr. Crabby Pants was an interesting addition but I'm not upset over him. Random chick dies that didn't even speak and Franco is fingered as the culprit. Lame.
Liz and Franco were on a creepy date to his Art Studio. Instead of just telling Liz where they were going, it had to be all dark and secret. Their convo about her wanting to be an artist was a good use of history. I liked his painting of her. I just love RH so, for me they were good scenes. I'm not sold on Friz, mainly because of the history but I'm going with it. Great use of Lante's old set, btw...Franco's place was chock full of cool props. Even a smile mug!
Yes, loved Scotty pulling Franco's hair-- :) These two should just go touring pubs in Western NY and I'd watch!
Jax is back! I really thought Joss did a great job with her all excited tween self when she was waiting to see him!!! Jax doesn't want Carly to find out where the kidney came from. He's always on the phone too, leading us to believe he brokered the deal. Oh, and Curtis supposedly found out the real donor and Nina knows now too. Cary calls to stop them from telling her however, because Jax threatened to take her to court for custody.
Sam and Alexis finally talk. I'm not even sure Alexis knew Nik 'died' the first time. The scene was way too short. BUT!!! We got a great Jaxis scene that I loved. So good to have IR and NLG together again. Sam did go and tell Julian he's dead to her. (see above medical story). She got all mad, and like Ava basically left him twisting in the wind. Oh, and she fainted too.
And in case you wondered, Lucy is now a real estate agent!
Keeping in the "Summer Lovin'" vibe...Darby told Dilly she has an STI --some genitalia stuff (she used that word) and he'd better get tested. She's on ant-biotics. He says: What about Morgan? Seems Port Charles doesn't listen to every condom ad they share with us. Geesh.
SCENE OF THE WEEK: Well, I was in love with the Jaxis scene. It drew on history and actually surprised me! When Alexis looked up and said: Jax! I was like, YES!! Oh wow-- forgot about their connection. NLG was so good --she plays the beats just perfectly.
PROP OF THE WEEK: Franco's lovely painting of Elizabeth
FACE OF THE WEEK: Carly watching Hammy kiss Roxy! Oh, Jax also met Roxy and stroked her a bit!
So, on the upside everyone is off that stupid island and home--on the downside, not a heck of a lot has moved. Jax is home (good), the murder mystery is stupid (bad)--and on and on. That new coffee place is sure getting a lot of airtime! Tracy, Sabrina, Michael, "Joe", Hayden, Olivia, NED and on an on all seem to be on hold. I'm just really disappointed in the summer stories.
OTHER NEWS: Loved the Tonga guy on the Olympic opening ceremony! Did you know the blazers for the USA team were made here in Rochester NY at Hickey Freeman?! Yep.
I just started season 2 of Bloodline and HOLY SHEEZE...I'm on Episode one an am freaking OUT. That series started out slow and then.wham!!
Watched Donnie Darko at 3am this morning (don't ask)-- what a movie! So great.
Hope your Sunday goes well. Thx again to @SourceJenn and @FyeahGH on twitter for the awesome photos!