|I know it was a big knife but she's a big sister...|
I was pretty distracted this week with our 26" of snow and driving ban to really 'tune into' GH. Maybe that's why it was mostly forgettable ?? All of the weeks are running together right now--bridges, Carly yelling, guns--Morgan's death. Two things did happen that I remember and both are going backasswards in the story. But I'll get to that later!
We had some great moments though, so typical of this show because I'm all YES! YES! Then.. sad horn. The actors gave 100% for sure. Thank goodness 99% of them are brilliant.
I have a green bagel left for today! We got a big bag for the week--yummy.
The week started out not with a bang, but a fizzle. The whole bomb thing? Trying to figure out the point of it. The Bomb Squad came but Curtis and St. Jayson did it all by their lonesome. Everyone is outside, freaking out when all of a sudden, Jason just strolls out the front door. Umm, okayyy. Oh, did I miss Robin leaving for CA? Did I miss that? Or do you think she jsut left and we didn't see the goodbye?
The Case No One Wants or Cares About: Good Lord. Look, we hardly ever see Charlotte so she's not even important to us, Lulu is coming off as a selfish shrew who makes me think Valentin should get custody and..Dante sits there like a mute instead of engaging in the story. We understand Lulu was kept from her since egg-fancy (get it? infant? eggfant? LOL I kill me)---but she didn't give birth to her and yes, although she carries DNA there was never a bond formed in our heads. Hard to get attached to something Helena carried around in a thermos for months. So, yes, Lulu is her "mother" but they have never tried to bond them other than Lulu doing clingy weird stuff. This makes Val (who presumably killed Nikolas, although no one seems to remember that, least of all the court), look like the better parent in a way. Then, they have Nina in as some kind of cherubic mother and character witness. What an absolute joke. The sheer fact that neither Dante nor Diane brought up the fact that Nina kidnapped Avery is just unacceptable. What? Is this going to be some big "revelation" that Nina has to deliver at some point to Valentin? I just don't understand it. Anyway, if you are keeping score, Lulu got 6 months supervised visitation. Which for me means 6 months of torture watching her trying to get into Charlotte's good graces. ugh.
LET'S REVISIT STORIES THAT ARE PAST THEIR EXPIRATION DATE, SHALL WE??
Number One: So.. NOW that the whole "who bombed Morgan's car" got dragged out insufferably, we get to go back to the OTHER story in which Ava switched his medication. Great. Ava panting to Scotty to get that pill bottle from Lucy is a total deja vu. Holy sheeze--WE DID THIS ALREADY!! And while Ava should have paid for her stupid pill playing mess, Scotty switching out the pills kind of solved it. Now Ava's afraid Sonny's going to kill her again! I can't stress this enough: THE MOMENT HAS PASSED with this. I don't want to see this go around and around again. Will Sonny kill Ava? (ha) Will Ava go to jail? (maybe, she's only gone about 90 times already and gotten out). The character of Ava is so much better than the drivel she's been given.
Number Two: Hey! I know... let's go way back to April of last year when Liz got the book from Helena about Jake on the Island! Didn't he have art therapy for awhile with Franco? Oh, let's see that AGAIN!! The time to have done all this was when Jake was acting like a creepy kid, almost taking out Cameron and Sam. OR when Charlotte first got to PC. They could have recognized each other. But! Nope, that was dropped, Jake wasn't seen in forever. Good Grief. By the way, I loved Helena. You know that. But it's over. So much of this is over. And PS. Not showing Cam and Aiden is getting to be such a joke!
ON TO OTHER BUSINESS:
The Julian Dilemma: After being shot by Olivia, Julian took a dive over the bridge. Unlike Sam and the Brit guy, he didn't land on the ground, or if he did, he ran away. Jordan assumed he got "taken by the current' and probably didn't survive. (AHAHHAA. We all laughed so hard at that one!!) Alexis feels bad and Sam is rightfully telling her to calm down and think about when he tried to kill her. Alexis wants to read the letter he left her in case of his death. She goes to a coffee shop to read it. Now, this part was interrupted for me by someone having a press conference, but I heard the letter said that Olivia was controlling Julian's every move. “Olivia hired me to kill you. If I failed or if I refused to comply, she would kill Sam, Lucas, and Leo.”
WELL THAT'S NOT TRUE and THE WRITERS BETTER GET THEIR ACT TOGETHER.
(was that loud enough??)
A. Julian fantasized about drowning Alexis in the bathtub. A LOT. Now unless you're going to change the narrative, Jules was supposedly contacted by Olivia by phone. I don't think she could have slipped him some green tea at that point.
B. CARLOS came to Julian for days and told him to KILL Alexis. So... ?? I'm baffled. You can't keep changing the story even within the same story time after time!! I guess I'm just supposed to forget all this stuff. It's absolutely maddening.
C. Since Julian was around OJ for forever--why didn't he just shoot the bitch? She's threatening his entire family and saying he has to kill Alexis. We saw him with her. She wasn't armed most of the time. He didn't even turn around and plug her in the knee caps on the bridge!!
PS why couldn't Molly and Kristina visited Sam in the hospital? It's criminal enough these two don't have decent stories, but they are just...absent for so many moments.
Olivia's story leads to this: Carly changing places with Sonny, holding a gun to her head. Carly "finally feels like Sonny has". Welp. Okay then. Not for nothing but her younger days, she sure did feel like Sonny most of the time! But that's neither here nor there. Sonny was out for his own revenge but when he found Carly, turned the tables and wanted to give Olivia up to the police. Thank goodness Dante marched through the gates just in time to take her away! Did the Olivia story do anything for me? Um... nope. Total and utter disappointment. She was reduced to the shadows, kidnapping 1/2 the damn town and not spending enough time with any one person to make a difference. You all know how I wanted this story to go--and it didn't happen.
Bringing us to this moment....Olivia has a secret about Anna she wants to share! Only of course, she didn't share it-- we'll have to wait. People are thinking it's that Anna didn't lose the elevator baby and Griffin is it. Although Olivia didn't even know Griffin existed --she was pretty shocked in the parking garage to meet him. Maybe she just knows "the baby lived" but not that it's Griffin? Wonder when this secret will come out. Next year?
I just want to mention that the whole "Jason Carly Connection" is just not there for me. Maybe it was supposed to be this way after Jake/Jason. They hardly interact anymore and I don't get the chem-vibe I used to. Meh.
THERE WERE NICE, FLEETING MOMENTS:
1. Sam and Elizabeth with baby Emily was nice. Liz even gave her a memory book for the baby. It was a device to show Sam is upset over Julian being her dad, but it was still a good moment.
2, People lost their collective damn minds on Twitter when this scene aired. It's like we were starving dogs tossed some GH Kibble. First, Tracy and Monica let us know they were at the GH bombing--but OFF CAMERA. Then, they tell us that Tracy even calmed Monica down about Jason being in the elevator. OFF CAMERA! But, they got home, had a toast with drinks and gabbed a bit. Monica told us she had a new boyfriend she's been seeing (say it with me) OFF CAMERA!! Tracy gets a letter from Larry Ashton (sigh) and reads it. He has to see her about a matter of "some importance'. She rips it up. We all know this will be her exit story. I was hoping a nice romantic fun letter from Luke would have done it. But! Maybe that will happen OFF CAMERA?!
Literally, every conversation these two have ever had on this show:
Maddox: Jordan's better off with me, not with you.
Curtis: Whatever, man
Maddox: No, she is.. we're at a good (or bad, you insert) place right now but we are great together.
Curtis: Huh, ok, whatever
Maddox: So step off
Curtis: Yeah, whatever.
SCENE OF THE WEEK: Monica, Tracy, Scotch and a Cheese Plate. It's all you need.
PROP OF THE WEEK; Wow, Jules has some fancy handwriting, no?
FACE OF THE WEEK: Sonny...being Sonny
BIGGEST BLATANT CHEM TEST OF THE WEEK: Griffin and Liz. Geesh, it was pretty evident what was going on here
EVEN MORE STORY THROWBACKS! Jax will arrive again to delve into the whole Kidney story--again! Yeah us! While I like it when Jax is around, it absolutely stuns me that this much time has gone by and we're still at this point on the kidney mess. I seriously think they should consider getting rid of at least 2-4 other characters and bring Ingo back. I think the character of Jax is needed and he could come in and help Michael with the Q business after Tracy leaves.
OK! That's it for now-- GH needs to tighten it's stories, pick a direction and stick to it--give us some new material and get that cast size down to a manageable limit. There! Fixed it!