Sunday, February 18, 2018

Sunday Surgery: Foot Rubs

May all of our Mamas comfort us like Ava does Kiki

In a week where our show was interrupted by horrific news, I was considering not posting a recap today because it all seems so pointless. Acting as if yet another tragedy hasn't happened hardly seems right. Life never stops for these things--although it feels like it should. I'll be brief... 


The Mike Story:  Yes, it's about Sonny's fam again-- but at least it's something far different than the mob. I thought the scenes of him in Kelly's were great. Mike has a history on the show and the fact he's been gone so long can play into the memory story. When he was confronted by Sonny about 'working' there, the beats were perfect. The hospital part was great as well-- very true to life. Maurice and Max Gail work well together and they seem so natural. Loved the CarSon talk about his failing "cognitive skills" back at the house. I'm interested to see where this goes. 

Maxie's Rage/Nathan's Death:  Yep.. I like that Maxie is holding Lulu accountable for things and Lulu's reaction to it (basically I'm sorry but not sorry). Watching Maxie climb through this will be a great story --and I'm glad Nina is attached to it. 

Pay Phone Nelle:   Hmmm, not sure her "plan" but she's basically Carly back in the day.  The pull-in of Monica and playing off her OG Carly-hate is perfect. "I'm giving Nelle a shower" she says. Heh. Oh, Carly-- you're going to have flashbacks to your shower at the Q mansion, aren't you? What a disaster that was!  I like the position of Ava in all this. I'm wondering if Nelle will end up living in her apartment. 

Drew's Backstory: Kim told him how they met-- and he 'saved' her from a groper in a bar. I want to know about Drew but-- HURRY. IT. UP.  And just have him remember--forget the "disco ball" angle ok? Please? Thanks. 


Faison's Will:  So, Jason and Drew need to fight to the death to get answers. Yawn. Whatever. Unless they stab each other in the face, I don't even care. The will reading was--?? I mean, it was fun that Diane was there I guess, but as usual Drew acts as charming as Oscar the Grouch, Sam gives eyeballs to Jason and Jason..well, he's the Borg.  Anna talking under her breath was cute--and I wonder what she's getting. Britt got sandbags--heh. Other than that? Meh.

The Faison-Anna Baby:  Oh boy--or girl---or boy.  I'm just all confused by this. Why would Anna be thinking about this now? Is it because she heard about Heinrick? Or??? And wouldn't this have been the story to do with Valentin in the first place? Instead of all that hunchback biz? Anna's now obsessed with finding a child she didn't want in the first place because of Faison-- who's all grown and (in her mind) oblivious to all of this. Is Valentin lying about it being a girl and not Heinrick? Of course he is. Do I want Anna to find out Heiny is her kid? Nope. Why would I?  Now I did like the Anna-Dr. Maddox prison visit therapy session. They are just good together. I don't see that happening on the regular so? Meh. 


Dr. Bensch. Listen, I get JDP is a good actor, but I've never gotten where they are going with this guy. First he's a weird robot type geek-doctor with leering eyes at Kiki. Then, he's a nice guy cooking Turkey dinner for Alexis. Then he disappears for months. I guess James was doing a play in NYC but I tell you what-- get actors that can commit to at least X-amount of running time, ok??  I don't care about him. You didn't make me care about him and now he's all of a sudden back on canvas. Bye. 

Oscar and The Bully:  So, seems we have a transgender student at Kiki and Oscar's school--but WE HAVEN'T EVEN SEEN them. Oscar gets into a fight with a bully and gets a black eye defending the other kid. BUT WE DIDN'T SEE IT.  Do I care? That's a giant NOPE.  By the time you do introduce the character (or not) I'll be over it. So...

Alexis is Regular Patron at Charlie's Bar:  Yes, this is a total WTF moment. Julian is there. Booze is there. The TWO things she should be avoiding. But--here we are, whoops! Finn doesn't know and takes her there! Whoops! The election something is being held there. Whoops! Town meeting there. I get you're wanting them to 'run into each other' but, seriously? And-- The Kim thing? Cute but..meh. Finn and Alexis are fun but only as friends. 

The Rabbit's Foot Saga:  Just take the whole "When we were three I threw you  down the stairs" and bag it. Just bag it. Thanks.

CUTE OF THE WEEK:  Anytime Avery can give Daddy something, it's adorable because I love Mo and these actresses. 

SCENE OF THE WEEK:  Yep-- I'm choosing this. Yes, the Maxie stuff was great but Liz telling Jason to move on was just perfection. She was confident, cool and collected. "people change"-- get over it. It was refreshing not to have her being all "torn in two" over her past love for him and her present. I know Liason people don't want to hear it but this totally showed Liz with  growth (which is hard to say for hardly any other characters on this show!) 

FACE OF THE WEEK: It's been awhile but that up there is an instant  classic. 

TAKE AWAYS:  Not too much. Ava's still Jelly of Kiki,  Friz' wedding will be at the Gallery, JaSam read a book with Danny. Monica still doesn't like Carly, Mike's losing it, Bensch is back, Alexis is laughing it up with Finn while Jules thinks Kim is just so cute.  Faison left a will -- Dr. Maddox is receiving patients at the clink. The whole Charles' Street thing has really evaporated. They didn't play the Mean Owner of the apartment building fast enough and TJ and Molly are MIA so again...Meh.  I'll give a nod to the writers tho because the whole thing was thrown off course by TIIC letting Genie go.  

That's it!  Have a good week. Be kind. Help someone that needs it. Let kids know they are valued, even if they aren't your kids. You never know when something little might make a difference. 

Photos thx to:  @SoapCentral @SoapJenn @Twynk  all from Twitter. 


AntJoan said...

Thanks for excellent SS, as usual. As I have said before, my chiropractor's secretary is a GH fan like me, and we always dish GH. She told me that she heard Nelle saying, "I'm here," when calling Carly on the pay phone. She said that she thinks that Nelle is trying to make Carly think that Morgan is alive, to drive her crazy. I either didn't hear or didn't remember what Nelle said, but, as soon as I heard this, I felt that it is true.

When Alexis went out with Finn, she didn't realize until she actually got to the door that he was taking her to Charlie's Pub? That made no sense. Of course, as you say, they have to have her there every minute, but that did not make sense to me.

LSV422 said...

Excellent SS! Aside from the heartbreaking funeral stuff and Mike’s condition the rest was meh. I am really tired of the way Drew, Sam and Jason are acting and that has to be the work of FV. Drew is no longer likable, Sam and Jason have one lexpression all the time. I have to say Diane looked stunning! The little kids were great last week, too! I really hate Nelle and don’t want to see a replay of early Carly.

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

Nelle had a tape recorder that I think she took from Ava's bag. Not sure where she got it. It had a recording of a man's voice saying "I'm here"... Looks as if she is going to gaslight Carly into thinking Morgan is alive and calling her. Not sure where she got it, and if she stole it from Ava, where did Ava get it? Looks as if Nelle was trying to add something more to the tape but was stopped when Monica walked into the gallery.

Wish Drew would dump Sam and move on with his life. Let Jason have her. I'd like to see Drew make the decision before Sam walks out on him, and we know she will.

Alicia said...

I totally agree about the scene of the week, I'm so glad that Elizabeth isn't throwing herself at jason any more. I was a diehard Liason fan back in the day, but I find it hard to imagine a scenario between them now that works. Yes he's still Jakes father, but I like her happy for a change, and her telling jason to move on was great. Really hope they don't screw up the friz wedding.

ishouldreadmore said...

I have ben watching GH for a long time, since the Diana and Peter Taylor days. But I have also stopped watching it for years at a stretch. Hence, I missed Carly, the early years. I don't care what she did then. She can be very annoying now, but so can virtually all the other folks in the show.
I kind of wish they would do more anti-bullying things, and that they hadn't stopped the Charles Street story. I am so sick of rehashes of stories that have been done over and over again, and not just on GH. All the soaps seem to have a rut that they tend to drive into. It is not fun to watch. I did like the idea of someone catching on to Nelle and pulling a switch-a-roo on her. I hate that they are using Monica to further Nelle's cause.
As for the whole Jason-Sam-Drew garbage, who cares? Faison's will didn't say they had to kill each other, just that one had to die. One of the dumber ideas that any writer has had.
I have enjoyed the Liz Franco story, but am afraid that it will blow up in typical soap fashion.
Karen, I love the SS. And I will continue to look at photos of Tilly to cheer me up. She is good at that!

AntJoan said...

Alicia, you KNOW they will screw up the Friz wedding, either some horrible revelation will come out, someone will get killed, etc., etc.

SasonRules said...

Can I post a pix here? TIA!

K said...

Very good SS as usual Karen!

As far as the thing about Bensch disappearing, there is actually a completely reasonable and understandable explanation. Unfortunately GH massively bungled the situation, and only said anything at all about it in a small paragraph in a magazine last week. Which was VERY easy to miss, even then.

The reason we hadn't seen Bensch in so long, is that JDP had already been committed to a stage play for however long it was, before FV even contacted him and offered him the GH role. (Which if one knows much about how things were between the two of them on OLTL, that's actually fairly impressive on the part of FV to reach out to him, and offer him the part). So that's why he suddenly seemed to have disappeared. Why they didn't just have some nurse say he's away at a conference or something similar, I have no clue. Just to let people at least know he would be back, which would have eliminated a LOT of confusion for the viewers) With that now over, we'll be seeing more of him now.

I agree with you totally, about Liz's "talk" with Jason. He's still acting like a spoiled toddler, so her telling him to essentially "grow up and get on with your life." Things AND people change. And Franco is one of the best examples of that on GH today. He feels awful about everyone he hurt, and genuinely wants to be a good husband to Liz, and stepfather to her kids. I can't even remember the last time Jason said something along those lines.


K said...

AntJoan said...

You KNOW they will screw up the Friz wedding, either some horrible revelation will come out, someone will get killed, etc., etc.

** I don't remember the EXACT quote atm. But, in last week's SID, one of the little Feb preview tidbits of sort, was along the lines of what appears to be an act of god will cause trouble for the wedding.


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