|But First.....Let Me Take A Selfie!!|
Holy living ROLLER COASTER!! What a great week. I can't remember when GH was this exciting and fun. So much was happening, it was just a delight to try to keep up. Every time I thought: Well, that won't happen for a week--it DID--and in about 10 minutes flat!!
If you missed this week, you missed something special. New writer --new injection of energy in the whole place and a long time vet returning that has a kick-ass story line. This isn't just another "Dead Guy Walks Again". Nope. We lived through the clinic scenes to get to the good stuff--and here it is!!
We need champagne!! We need lots of sugary delights!! Let's settle in and dish away
There are so many things making this work right now that it's hard to sum it all up. Yes, there are glitches, but when the story is this fast paced and compelling, I generally can overlook those. (I said "generally--this is me after all!) The fact that Jason has nothing to gleam on for the past 5 years is genius. It's all a void for him-and not only did everyone move on without him THEY THOUGHT he was ALIVE!! Time didn't stand still with 'Pre-Post Jaysus" , it progressed along in a whole other direction.
Squee!! :clapping hands:
Drug Story: This is turning into something that's involving more and more people on canvas which is a good thing. We have Jordan and Aunt Stella working the Port Charles and GH beat, Finn and Anna on the back end and Cassie and Valentin in the front. The whole hypochondriac Cassandra story needs to MOVE however. Now, Claudette's in the mix! What?? Come on, we all thought she was either dead or lost in Canada somewhere and we were ok with that!! Her character was written so badly and the pace was SO off we didn't care. Bree is a great actress so I'm hoping this works out. I don't think she's on the show for a long time. The concept of opioids in PC is a good one, and I so want it done right. Someone needs to get hurt, need pain meds and escalate from there.
Steam Room: Welp! We got a new set this week and they sure did use it!! The Goonies and Dr. Klein relaxed sans shirts-- which was more interesting than them standing in the alley-way for another day. Maxie and Nina were funny-- I love Michelle's goofy side. Those two are good together, glad she's back at Crimson. Now, just stab Nelle with a pair of sharp scissors and be done with it!!
Melle: Yes, we are still dealing with this Kayak mess. What made it different this week was that Michael found out in quick order that she lied about the Broadway tickets and didn't tell him about being in a mental hospital. That sort of fall out usually takes at least 2 weeks! CL did a great job when she was spurned by Michael--you could see the crazy coming in her eyes. Oh I hope it's a FULL ON cray-- all "Snapped" like on Oxygen!!
GOOD MOMENTS OF NOTE:
Felica, Mac, Anna and Finn at Jake's. So fun. Mac and Finn were hysterical. How many times do we get that sort of scene with couples? CarSon and Killy had a nice one at the Metro about the media company too.
Jordan out foxes the ICE officer by telling him that the girl he was waiting for is undercover in the opioid investigation. She thought on her feet, was very authoritarian and Aunt Stella took note!!
NEEDS SOME FIXING:
Good lord, get those editors on a leash!! Come on. Friday's to Monday's show-- missed huge chunks of stuff. Friday's intro was double preview from the day before. And for the love of god, PLEASE stop chopping the scenes into little bite sizes. Sonny and Jason were just getting into it and ...boom, it's something else.
You still have way too many people. Not the smaller players, I did appreciate having a bunch of extras at the party and more workers at the hospital. I'm taking about the talent. GH has so much of it, it's being wasted because they are lost in the shuffle.
DRUM ROLL, PLEASE--WE NOW PRESENT THE JASON(S) SHOW!!
I don't know....but there's someone in my dressing room!!!
The "Launch of The New Media Company" came up so quick, it was dizzying. I was all ready for it to be Halloween week but nope! Killy talk to Danny and Scout about their new venture and Danny's all excited. "Can I do a show about a dog"?? he asks. I do admit that them buying a media company is a stretch but I don't care. It's a new direction, BM seems way happier and well, it just doesn't bother me. Monica has been around a bit more and she gave "her Jason" Alan's cuff links. Whoops.
Over at the safe house, Our boys see each other for the very first time--and it was glorious!! Even though the previews made it seem that way, I really didn't hold out hope they'd come face to face this quickly.
"Sonny it's me"!!! GAH!! Now, you know I wanted Jason to stay dead-- and I was no huge fan of SBu towards the end but this is just going so well. It was a little electric during these scenes. Jason was trying to process everything Sonny was telling him: Everyone thinks Miller IS Jason, Sam is married to him, he almost married Elizabeth, Carly was sure he was "the real Jason", Jake is alive and so is Robin!! Oh...and the whole kidney saga; Helena had Jake on the island and it was another kidney that Joss received.
MB and SBu played the moments really well; like two old friends getting back together--with all the feels.
LINE OF THE CENTURY: "You know I'd never leave you for a MEDIA COMPANY"!!
At The Metro, Sam and Jason Miller unveil their new media name "Aurora". This comes from the town they were going to escape to awhile ago when they were thinking of leaving town. It also means "new day". I thought Miller did a great job acting nervous giving his speech--made me think he was really anxious. As the party gets going, Griffin and Ava appear and notice that 2 of the wait staff are guards from Russia. They go over and tell Dante who tries to get the situation under control but just makes things worse.
One of the goons shoots and aims for Dante. Dante dives away. Elizabeth ends up getting hit--and bleeds on Nina. The guys subdue Dante who ends up on the floor with everyone else.
Carly manages to text Sonny who shows up while the police are swarming the downstairs. He slips by and takes the elevator upstairs. Jason Burton is going on the roof where he can get a bird's eye view from the skylight:
Sonny gets in the face of the goon that has Carly and says "Let her go or die"!! Of course the guy realizes the Power of Sonny and lets her go. Police rush in--yada yada.
Just when you thought it was over, another guy comes in and drugs Sam with a huge hypoderimc needle The only person to see it happen is Burton, who was watching from the skylight. He decides to CRASH the party and breaks through the window slo-mo style.
Everyone (including me) was all WHA? Is this happening on the same day that everything else just happened? Huh? But wait there's more to go. You see, everyone saw Jason Burton jump down. He knelt and pointed his gun at the man that was dragging Sam out. Monica is all @@!! Carly is double @@!! Dante gives a glance back to Sonny and then Jason runs out after his lady love.
NOTE: People were acting all 'Um..was that who I thought it was?? "Hmmm, who was that"?? Like they weren't sure it was Jason's old face in front of them. This may have worked if the lighting was in "party mode" but those suckers were on full force. You could see who it was a mile away. Dante questions Sonny afterwards, and Sonny is all: I dunnooooo.... Carly the same thing. Sonny finally takes Carly out to tell her the truth. (that will happen Monday).
So, you think the show is over?? NOPE!! We have more to go!! Jason follows Sam and the baddie to the docks where Dr. Klein is waiting. Ah Ha! they say, we have the bait to draw out #6 now!! So, I'm thinking...."great...it will take until Tuesday for Jason to get to the......" WTF! Jason jumps out of the shadows! Aims his gun and--- tells the one guy to leave. The guy does leave but then Stone Cold just shoots him anyway. LOL. Then Klein and he argue and finally the Dr. says "ME or SHE" and tosses Sam into the river and runs!! PHEW!
MIA: Both Molly and Alexis were there for the speech and Thursday's show but were gone for the whole hostage --Burton part. Weird. I mean?? Shouldn't Alexis have been there??
Parallel to all this is the Franco story was also unfolding. He went to Maddox about the fact that Andrew was still alive and Maddox panicked. Maddox is trying to convince Franco that Andrew is dead and even gives him a fake death certificate. Franco's still suspicious however but stops talking to him when he sees Elizabeth was brought into GH after getting shot. She's ok-- just a flesh wound.
Monica is the one left telling Jason Miller that Sam was taken. She didn't mention the guy that dropped from the sky. Not yet anyway. Monica hasn't gotten this much action since 2008.
PROP OF THE WEEK: The EXORCISM kit!! (ok it's not really :giggle:) But it's Griffin giving up his vocation. Bye Bye portable holy-water!
Well, I hope that was all coherent. I tell you, it's a lot easier on me when I'm frustrated with the show and I can just write snark-scripts under the photos!! Yes, there's still some weak spots on the show. Some stories like Nelle's past, Man Landers and Oscar's Dad Quest could hit the road but all in all, I'm really happy.
I need a drink after this!! I hope you've been enjoying the show as much as I have. It just feels like old school GH and I actually wanted to get home to watch. I was moved, surprised and all around entertained. Can't ask for more than that...