Sunday, October 22, 2017

Sunday Surgery: Grave Consequences

I can feel your pain...

I really needed one of those giant bulletin boards like Carrie has on Homeland to sort out this week's show. Geesh--so much happened on so many levels, I could barely keep up.  I managed to watch the show live--and for the most part, I enjoyed it!  I know, don't fall over. 


You'd better get the whole brunch effect going because I have a feeling this is going to be a long one, folks! 


NOTE: This blog is going to be more of a summary report rather than my usual picture captions. Too much to go over for quick snarky 'scripts' from me. 



First of all, a lot of people that I know that haven't been watching GH have either DM'd me or texted me to ask me specific questions about the show. That's good right? It means more eyes back on our soap! It also means I have to explain things about 20 times. LOL. Most people don't realize Ava never saw the first Jason's face. She just hit him with her car--and he morphed into Billy Miller. (Why she didn't google him, anyone's guess).  While this story about Jason's emergence from his 5 year black-hole is for the most part on point, there are questions that are going to need answers.  Big answers. (or we'll just gloss it all over and agree to move on, right?) 

Let's start with the "Fringe Stories" first--and there are a LOT of them: 

Man Landers-- EESH, this has just dragged beyond all dragging.  The problem with it in the first place is A) we never even knew/cared about "Chet"  B) it only really involved Amy and Nathan and Marion from AMC C) just kinda dumb.  Summer filler--which stretched too far. So, this week, Nathan tells Amy 'it's over" and they are going to kill the blog. BUT!! Just when I think that's the end, Maxie goes and tells Sam she thinks it might be all COOL to have Nate do it. NOPE, stop that thinking right now, girl. 



Olivia and Ned-- They are back and I'm sensing that Olivia is going to be the new "thorn in Monica's side" (taking over the Tracy role) while Ned is going to try to run the company behind Michael's back. Both could be entertaining if they are on enough and Ned grinds Michael's face into the ground. :giggle:  I really wish we could have seen the tacky Halloween decor put up by Olivia instead of Monica just describing the whole thing. 



The Kayak Killer  story dragged on this week. Nelle's  been on too long and you've screwed up way too many stories involving her for me to care if she killed her last husband or not. We didn't even know him.  Unless she's going to go full blown psycho in a compelling story line, someone could probably murder her and we'd be happy. 



Kevin and Laura had a nice week. The marriage proposal needs to be 'done right' and when Laura thought he was going for it, Kevin switched it out with the old "tying my shoe" routine.  Lante was tolerable in these scenes too.  OH! And--Kevin may be in another story because he was talking with Griffin about his leaving the priesthood. Wouldn't that be something? 



Nina and Val and now dovetailing on the Jason Miller buying Derek Wells Media story. Nina got to keep her job. Valentin got to pout.  Cassandra is trying to get him to join her big drug ring--which surprised the hell out of me since I thought it was about stolen jewels. She's dealing opioids --topic dejour.... and i'm sure we'll get into the horrors of pain pill addiction. Seems fringe to bring in a whole other character for this but...you know, GH!! 



Fun Stella scenes --and I think she may be in the addiction overdose stories? She's the social worker and has already mentioned one death. If they bring Jordan and the PCPD in, hey-- who knows? 



Anna and Finn are pretending to be all in love for this ruse to 'trick' her. ?? Why they need to do that, I have no idea. Felicia had a cute 4 second scene and believes they are really a couple. She's super psyched to have someone to double date with! 



Oscar and Joss. Ah, young puppy love. You know I think these 2 are as bland-basic as it can get. This week didn't change that opinion. Oscar is obviously hiding something about his mom..or dad or both. Carly's mouth is driving me insane.  She wants to meet Oscars' Mama... she wants to know where he lives...she wants to know if he has cleaned behind his ears. :eyeroll: 



The Thornbirds Revisited:  Ava and Griffin finally had the sex-- and he told Father Gopher he was done with the priesthood.  I am just not feeling this story at all. I never got a "Ava Griffin" chem-bomb and it's not grabbing me now.  Sorry GAVA fans, but ...meh.  I also don't see where this is going? So, is Ava going to be all pious now? Is Griffin all of a sudden turn into an interesting, exciting character? Hmmmm. 



Media Moguls: Maxie wants her old job back and thinks Sam can get it. They check out twitter to see the posts about Man Landers being a hunk of a guy. Oh,  and Maxie brings a dress for Sam to look fancy for the Media Launch Party.  (which is where everyone is surmising Burton will pop out). 




ON TO THE MAIN EVENT:  The Tale of the Twin Jasons. 
Oh this story just keeps adding layers and layers. That of course, can be a good thing, but for GH? With it's track record? Hmmmm...Here's hoping. 



Our hero, Jason the First is flumbuxtered -- he goes to Sonny's house where he sees a bunch of photos that make him go ?? and then Jaysus goes to the PH only to find Sam kissing another man! A man IN A LEATHER JACKET!!



Pain...pain from seeing Danny's cars out....PAIN FROM SMELLING Sam's leather jacket. Flashbacks... just all come so fast. I'm saying I enjoyed SBu more in the last week than I did in the last...um, like 8 years of his on the show. I thought it was a good way to tell this story and although I may have done things differently (Scout would have been in the mix), kudos for keeping me glued to the set. 



So. after bonding a bit over Morgan's grave, Burton goes with Ava to stay at her apartment. There, he finds out more things that happened in PC since he's been gone. One of those tidbits is that "Jason Morgan" bought a media company.  Burton's processing time doubles as he sits and ponders WTF is going on. He finally writes a note for Ava to deliver to Sonny.  Ava goes over there and of course, Sonny's an assphat to her and thinks she's only there for Avery. He won't let Ava see the kid anyway and Ava won't tell him what the guy looked like that gave her the note. The note contains clues that could only be written by Jason (Stone's ashes and the money Sonny loaned him after his head injury). BUT!!! Sonny doesn't "GET IT" and calls Jason Miller to ask him what's up. Miller is all "I dunno, I didn't write this." Sonny decides to take him along to the bridge to meet the note writer who specifically said "come alone" (Good going, Sonny).  



Ok, this is getting a bit long but I have to pause to bring this up: Jason Miller knew that Stone's ashes were thrown off the bridge and he also knew the amount of money Sonny loaned "him" at Luke's. ERGO, he's got those memories implanted. Yes, I am going on my belief that Burton IS JASON and Miller is Drew.  Now, how those memories got transferred? Anyone's guess but it probably involves Helena and some kind of Sci-Fi brain helmets. 




Jake is going to be the key. After Jason Burton left the PH, he went to the park to skulk around. There he hears Liz talking to Jake about a pumpkin he carved. While I my heart was pounding, this could have been so much more. Burton doesn't know Jake is alive. All we got were teary blue eyes and a "Jake" whisper. Jake overheard that and when he went to go get hot chocolate, 'saw' the guy around the corner. He tells his mom and Jake that he felt 'safe" with him-- and when Jake goes to investigate, Burton has vanished. This could have possibly been part of the reveal, imo. The Jake portion is pretty huge considering Burton thinks he's dead. But--anyway, next week Jake tells Liz that the guy in the park had "Dad's old Face". Given the fact she thinks there's a twin out there (from Franco information) will she just assume it's Drew?? (Because she thinks Drew has the old Jason face and Jason Miller is the first Jason-- geesh, when I read these things back they just sound so--nuts!! lol)



Over on the other end of the Jasons is Franco who's trying to figure out what happened to the boy he knew as his brother all those years ago. Betsy has told about 56 different stories and I can't even keep up at this point. The newest one is that Drew got hurt falling down the stairs and Franco (and his mom) think he pushed him. She's not sure if it was on purpose but he's struggling with the idea. Betsy said after the fall she dropped the kid at the "Port Charles Foundling Home" (um, did this happen in 1922 or something?? Do we even have foundling homes anymore??). He's alive. Franco tells Liz parts of the story but then tells her that Drew isn't  related to Jason after all, let alone his twin. I guess he's doing this because he thinks he killed him? Hell if I know. :throwsuphands: 



SYMBOLISM: This leather jacket represents Sam's old life. It's all flashbacking to she and OG Jason.  At the end of Friday's show, Sam puts her coat on --and outside is a goon with gloves on. Will he grab her??  Anticipation! 



PROP of the WEEK: Now, you know Jason has written MANY of a love note to Sonny--why didn't he recognize his handwriting??  Oh, because Drew said it was his handwriting but he didn't write it!! Ergo, someone transferred handwriting to the twins in the lab. Got it. 



FACE OF THE WEEK: Because....this is totally a Canfield face. My whole family has it nailed. 



SUMMARY:   This week was actually pretty good and I was finding myself wanting to get home to watch.  It's just crazy!  Maybe it's just because Burton has been gone so long and I want to see each character's reactions to his coming back--all while standing next to Miller, who they thought was Jason all this time.  How will the story unfold about their memories? Where has Jason been? Island? Clinic? What will Robin do when she sees him? What about AJ being alive-dead-alive-dead because Sonny shot him? What about Ava's part in AJ's death?  Sam has a baby with Miller. Does she love Miller or the old Burton ?? Hmmm.. Liz factor: She's got some strong Jason feels too. She's with Franco, his arch enemy!! Jake's alive! 
On that note, you can lose Nelle with no problem. You can also figure out how to weave in the whole Cassandra hypochondriac Drug Seller story and make it a bit more cohesive. Not sure about this Oscar parental thing-- I really wish I liked his character more.  

PS. Probably the most fun will be  Carly finding out her "JASONDAR" was way off !! ahaha. She thought Drew was Jason ---and Jason is up and walking around! Sure she's been all "Jason is off" lately but not at first. Nope. 

I hope this next week makes me want to get home as much as this one did. Sweeps start soon so I'm thinking the reveal will be within this week or next. Then, we get all the glorious fall out to watch! Now, I'm going to go grab a donut. This blog took forever!! 

Photos Thanks to : @theWSB @SourceJenn @DaytimeSpoilers @MamaBearCarly-- all stolen from Twitter! 

29 comments:

AntJoan said...

Yay, I am first again!! Thanks so much for this comprehensive blog!!

AntJoan said...

I asked something that no one yet has answered: WHERE does Betsy Franco live? If memory serves (and it may not), I thought she lived out West somewhere. I did not think she lived in/near PC. Now, it looks like she lives there now (unless Franco is engaging in the usual GH time travel and flying back and forth to see her in 5 minutes), and that she even lived there when Franco was young. When she had said that she had dropped Drew off at the PC Foundling Hospital, I had assumed that she flew there, but now I am unclear. Am I remembering something wrong? CAN SOMEONE PLEASE clear this up for me? Thanks.

Lisa Joy said...

As Jason has been in a coma several times and experience some memory loss, I’ve started to wonder if each of them have been Jason at some point in time. That could explain why each have some memories.

LSV422 said...

Great SS once again! AntJoan, I could have sworn Betsy went to the airport after Franco’s show. If she lived nearby I think we would have seen her once in a while - she is the mother who raised him. I also cannot wait for someone to see Jason B. I would love to see Nelle gone ASAP. She and Michael have absolutely no romantic chemistry, but that has been a problem with most of Michael’s pairings. I don’t mind Grava, but Griffin, while handsome, isn’t strong enough a character to be paired with Ava. I can’t believe she has to pretty much beg to see her daughter Avery. What was the point of Sam having baby Scout if she is MIA? I could go on and on, but I am looking forward to see what happens this week.
LindaV

Pat..... Sun..... said...

"Lisa Joy said...
As Jason has been in a coma several times and experience some memory loss, I’ve started to wonder if each of them have been Jason at some point in time. That could explain why each have some memories."

I think that would be an interesting twist. But maybe too complicated for the writers to figure out. A possibility could be that when Jason had the car accident that made him lose his memory the first time he was snatched away and was replaced with Drew. But then which Jason was the one hit by Ava? (If I had the history of mind altering vehicle accidents that Jason has, I'd start taking the bus.) Love the fact that there is such mystery here. Problem is I spent a lot of time trying to unravel the Fluke mystery and then was so disappointed when none of the pieces fit and it was turned into one of the dumbest soap stories ever written. Hope they don't mess up the Jason mystery like that. Hope they pay attention to history and make it a puzzle with interlocking pieces that I can try to put together.

kdmask said...

I think at FIRST--- Betsy lived in NYC way back when Franco was on. Then she "flew in" for Franco's art show. Then she "left" and I thought she went to their 'lake house--or summer cottage" type thing? I'm imagining that it's about 100 miles away,2 by car lol. But who knows.

Michelle Latta said...

Aunt Joan people have wondered.

Michelle Latta said...

Pat...omg Fluke, that was such a cluster.....fluke wasn't it. LOL!

david said...

is this your longest sunday surgery ever?

how funny is this... the gravestone that Burton is standing in front of is so obviously painted styrofoam. just look at the sides.

i's a prop person. i think karen is too. we notice these things.

nance24 said...

While I know I'll be complaining about him sooner or later, I have to agree I enjoyed SB more this week than the whole time he was Jason Morgan.

Michelle Latta said...

Once again nance I totally agree. I was upset he was coming back but so far I'm enjoying what I'm seeing.

Mrs. Goose said...

The doctor from the clinic and the goons that are trying to find patient #6 ---who do they work for? Valentin?

AntJoan said...

The doctor from the clinic is very afraid of SOMEONE, but so far I don't think they have even given any hints of who that might be.

Michelle Latta said...

No Aunt Joan they haven't revealed who they are working for, that I know of. I wouldn't be surprised if it were Valentin.

AntJoan said...

I always think that it's Helena, that she's not really dead . . .

Michelle Latta said...

Could be Aunt Joan

Thundy said...

Great blog! I was all “ugh” when Burton’s return was announced but yah... I was giddy this week. This is some of his best work in a looong time but I really need Ava to start digging and find the old JM photos... you’d think there’d be a photo at Sonny’s! But photos have seemed to disappear!

I’m with you on Grava.... very boring.

The drug ring... bleh. Sonny’s gonna be all like “not through my territory...” and which kid will be the one that gets hooked? Maybe they’ll bring Cameron in for that story.

Oscar - also, boring. Send the kids off to boarding school, age up Cam and have him run around with Kristina, TJ, and Molly.

Maxie needs her own magazine. I so wish her and Lulu had become adventurous sleuths!


Bobby Bear said...

Since the jewel fencing story magically became a drug lord story I have a feeling they'll use it to get Finn hooked on drugs again. *eyeroll*

Di said...

The jewel fencing story had to be changed to a drug story so that they can differentiate between the bad gansters and Sonny, the good sociopathic murdering mobster who doesn't touch the evil drugs. He imports teddy bears and lollipos from South America.

emily said...

I think she lives "off the grid" in the woods next door to that one go-to cabin in the woods that kidnappers use and babies are left on the porch and women give birth at and Todd Manning steals babies at. And Heather Webber was there once! So I say Betsy lives in that area Lol

K said...

AntJoan said...

I asked something that no one yet has answered: WHERE does Betsy Franco live? If memory serves (and it may not), I thought she lived out West somewhere. I did not think she lived in/near PC. Now, it looks like she lives there now (unless Franco is engaging in the usual GH time travel and flying back and forth to see her in 5 minutes), and that she even lived there when Franco was young. When she had said that she had dropped Drew off at the PC Foundling Hospital, I had assumed that she flew there, but now I am unclear. Am I remembering something wrong? CAN SOMEONE PLEASE clear this up for me? Thanks.

** Actually, I did answer it the other day, on the Thurs page, and just figured you read it. Here's a full repost:


** I don't think they've ever actually said where she lives. But, they did say that he flew her in for his exhibition, and he got her a room at the Metro Court while she was there for the show. (And got out of there as fast as she could, because she wasn't there when he went up to her room that night to try and get answers from her, with Scotty right behind him. That was the last time that we knew exactly where she was. After that, it looks like a the same teleporter he used to get to PA when Jake was in the hospital. Since it's pretty apparent that continuity isn't essential anymore.

K

K said...

Lisa Joy said...

As Jason has been in a coma several times and experience some memory loss, I’ve started to wonder if each of them have been Jason at some point in time. That could explain why each have some memories.

** Right now, I'm leaning towards BM being Jason and SB Drew. One of the reasons that really sticks out for me atm, is the whole "Patient 6" label/name with SB's character. (I go into a L
OT more detail with my reaaoning on the stuff I wrote at around the end of last week. And I really don't wanna spam everyone around here, again.)

K

CC399 said...

What I noticed was a week or so ago, Sonny had an old picture of him, Carly and Jason Burton on a credenza. Ava was there last week, so where was that picture? If it was still there, why didn't she see it? And if it's gone, why? So frustrating!!!

Michelle Latta said...

Good point CC399. Once again gh....

JSL said...

Does anyone think that Jason, Drew and Franco are all brothers and Quartermaines? I mean Franco can't get a straight story about anything and there must be a reason for it.

Anne Long said...

According to wikapedia she Betsy Frank lives in Woodstock NY.

Gwendolyn said...

This is what I think

K said...

CC399 said...

What I noticed was a week or so ago, Sonny had an old picture of him, Carly and Jason Burton on a credenza. Ava was there last week, so where was that picture? If it was still there, why didn't she see it? And if it's gone, why? So frustrating!!!

** My guess for something like that is someone accidentally moved it, or something of that nature. I wouldn't really read anything else into it. Hell, at the amount of barware that Sonny tosses and destroys, one would think stuff gets moved around at times.

K

K said...

JSL said...

Does anyone think that Jason, Drew and Franco are all brothers and Quartermaines? I mean Franco can't get a straight story about anything and there must be a reason for it.

** I'm not too sure about that. Primarily because of Heather and how posessive she is with Franco. It's very reminiscent of how she was with her other son, Stephen. VERY protective, and to hell with anyone that gets in her way. I couldn't see her doing that with Franco if he was actually a Q. I can't remember for certain, but didn't Scotty and Franco do a DNA test when Heather told them they were father and son?

K