I'm happy! And in honor of my sleepy week, here are all the bed-shots from GH's last 5 days. There were a lot of them:
|Prison Camp at the Webber House
|Spy-Central at Paddy's
|Lante in the Loft
Should I just lump Mon-Thurs in a giant pile of snooze? Goodness. This seems to be the trend. Right before (fill in the blank) major event....nothing happens. I mean, relatively nothing. We sit...we wait ...and....
Can I rant a minute about the TJ story?
FINALLY a story that was going somewhere and had meaning.
We didn't see the beginning, which was a real misstep, imo...but we did see some riveting stuff between TJ and his mom. I thought the dynamic of she being police commissioner and he being the angry teen was going to play out great. Thought Mayor Lomax would come in to defend her position. Maybe some security footage. Racist guy testifying. Tearful Dante on the stand--or something.
Sonny, the MOBSTER Crime-Lord of the city gets the guy to drop the charges.
WELP. Now Jordan will 'owe' him somehow.
:Hands in the air:
And, not for nothing but the only reason Dante was even involved in this seems to be to further the lame story of he and Valerie falling into each other's arms!!!! She yells at some reporter (such a badly acted scene, imo) and she and Dante drink 9 empty cups of coffee all day. Zzzz.
WTF!! COME ON! We get months of Fake Jason, Ava-- and secrets that last years. But a timely story that could have had some depth is over in what? 3 days?
I just can't UNDERSTAND THIS! And--the other sad note? Shawn is in JAIL. Gone. Poof. Bye!! Shaking my head. I would have liked to have TJ talk to him about being a black man in today's times. It would have been a great bonding moment and maybe the whole "he's your dad" could have come out.
But...you know, this is GH. So... nevermind.
Other things this week:
MORGAN and THE METRO:
Morgan goes to lunch with Mom and Pop...then Kiki comes along and he sits there some more
Then, the next day, he eats with Sonny...
and ON THE SAME DAY... he goes back after almost-couch sex to eat with Kiki and Ava
I bet he didn't pay one bill.
Kiki was her ignorant stupid self...never catching the looks or clues that were in front of her FACE.
It took Lulu 2.3 seconds to get that it's Nikolas doing the stock deal.
Unlike these people. There was a bug, cell phones, computers--Jake trying to guess who's doing what. Michael scratching his head. Sam listens in bed. Rosie runs all over. Cell phone--regular phone. Finally it all comes out on Friday. Sam goes to confront Nikolas. So--does this mean his plan is thwarted? Is all of this for nothing?
I know, wait and see.
I still would have loved to have Nikolas actually do a GOOD, complex company grab and walk in on a board meeting and shock the hell out of everyone.
His "PLAN" was sooooooo un-Cassadine worthy. I'm expecting Sloane to pop up with some reason he got Maya's shares but element of any surprise (or excitement) will be gone.
The one saving grace was the unexpected fun of Tracy, Sabrina and Sam. Nice scenes and nice to have characters that rarely interact together.
A piece missing? Tracy said she 'has no friends'. Well, she has Lulu and Alice. I was waiting all week for Alice to find out what Mr. Luke did to Miss Tracy. I mean, Luke tried so hard to convince everyone about his love. She should have gone to the Haunted Star and kicked his butt a good one!
Maxie is a puzzle. I get she's on to keep the story going. After all, Nate and she are the "this is what's happened" characters. You listen to them and you can catch up on all of Port Charles' gossip.
And yet.....Maxie fought to see Georgie for how long? And did we see a good-bye to Spin, Ellie and Georgie?
Nope. Nothing. VERY weird. It's not like they are in Beecher's Corners or anything, they are across the country! It's like this "well, we used Spin/Ellie to put a little wrench in Naxie, now that's over..see ya".
Now It's time for... Queen of Queens: Denise DEMOOCHIO:
STOP THIS NOW. I don't care how you do it. Let Ava be "posthumously" found innocent because the tape was inadmissible. Have someone pardon her; I DON'T CARE. The entire town has had their charges dropped, so just DO IT. This Denise stuff is horrible. Just horrible. Add that to the fact that they are back to a Morgan-Kiki-Ava Triangle and it's enough to make me turn off the set. Her going to visit Avery every chance she gets? ughhhhhhhh.
First she declares feelings for Silas and 2 seconds later she's with Morgan on the couch at ELQ! Sonny seems to the be only one with a clue. It's not 'funny', it's not 'inventive' ...it's one of the reasons soaps get mocked.
So cut it out. Thanks.
Luke and Laura. I'm really trying. I really am. Friday's show got me a bit with the talk of Luke's past. His being terrified of family life; him thinking he didn't 'deserve' Laura. Genie is carrying this story so well. Tony is really being cold and flat (I guess to show the changes in Luke? Who knows). The Triple L Diner was a nice touch. We all thought it blew up! It got me to watch the video from back then. Memories are a tricky thing, no? Watching the video really got me sad for what was. Tony was just so fun--and twinkly and spontaneous. Now he acts just---tired of it all. And yes, he probably is.
This is my opinion and yes I'm happy for Genie back and the send off. I kind of wish it would have happened during the whole Fluke mess and he would have left at the end of that but this way we get JJ back as too.
I love the way this photo is framed..sort of eerie, isn't it?
They told Dillon and Lulu the truth...who then hid it from Tracy and Dante. Hey, Geesh, but NuDillon is so front and center it's amazing! You know it's only to push he and Lulu together. Still-- very fast and very forced. He's just everywhere.
I still don't understand what the deal is about 'keeping the secret'. I know in soaps secrets are everything and drive stories but it's so overdone. OVER-DONE. They already spilled to Lulu and Dillon but not Tracy and Dante? Whatevvvv.
SCENE OF THE WEEK: Maxie defending and looking out for Lulu. I love her ripping into Valerie. Plus she looked adorable.
PROP OF THE WEEK: Iconic LnL image--first at Lulu's then at the Triple L Diner.
FACES of the WEEK: Sabrina and Tracy trying to the the ring off. Luckily, Sam knew just how to do it from her con-woman days.
RUNNER UP: Rosie, seeing MoMo half naked. hee hee --and hey, remember when we didn't have all that ad garbage at the bottom of our screen? Geesh.
That's about all I have for you! It was a week of--well, "stuff". Who do you think is at the door of the LnL Diner? I'm thinking Jennifer Smith? Didn't sound like Helena! Didn't sound like Holly? We shall see!!
Oh, and did you note that Julian is like GONE? LOL...the actor tweeted out that he's on vacation and we'd see him "next month".
Um...typical GH. Ava's back..her brother is gone. I also would have liked to have seen Alexis with Molly during the TJ micro-story.
Of Course it seems like the Brad and Lucas story is moving at a choppy pace. (the other story I was enjoying, 'natch). Bobbie disappeared.
Can't have everything!