|We just need Ruby here!
I usually start this blog Friday night but this week I waited awhile because I just really wasn't that into rehashing the week. Then the news broke about Ron being fired and I got all side-tracked. This may be a short one!
I think I'll have snickerdoodles with my coffee. Somehow, that feels right for this week!
We got one step closer to Luke leaving. I thought he'd be sitting on the Haunted Star all week while people filed in one by one to say good-bye. We had Lulu, Tracy.. then Michael. The Michael thing threw me for a loop. Seemed like a long scene to have these two talk like they were old pals. Yea, Luke is his Uncle but you never would have known it the entire time Michael's been alive. Michael went to ask if he could have the house knocked-down and Luke said yes.
On Friday, Luke went there with the intent to kill himself. You'd think it would have been a powerful scene but I thought it was just 'meh'. His father was there as was his mother (Carly) and sister Pat. They told him to forgive, forget and move on. Bobbie came in later and they had their goodbye. The best part of that was an early flash-back of the siblings.
Little Jake got himself to the Hospital so everyone could gasp in horror at this 'miracle'. Patrick, Sam... Carly, all open-mouthed at "little Jason". Just so we would be 900% sure we "got it" Little Jake only wanted to play with the motorcycle he had clutched to his chest the entire time. And, no...he had no kidney scar. Ergo, Carly could freak out about that. Lucas couldn't help her out either. No idea where her kidney came from. I'm hoping Brad's family is the key to all the organ-donation mystery in town.
BUT! Nope...Brad's secret is that he's already married. A weird fact that he never shared before with anyone and one that seems to have been made up in a moment. Anyway, we are left to 'assume' it's a man he's married to since that's what Lucas is thinking. Most of us have figured out it's probably some arranged thing done by his parents for cultural reasons. She'll be a woman, probably show up in town when he wants a divorce.
These two romped in the shower, then in bed. They went to The Metro where Mama Mills schooled Maxie in how to act on a red carpet. She also discussed Nina with Nate. Maxie went to see Lulu and heard all about The "Valerie Kiss". Which by the way, was the topic of the week for just about everyone. Nate and Dante talked (Dante spilled the beans), Valerie and Dante jabbered about it too, as did Bobbie and Valerie and even Lulu talked to Valerie about the whole thing.
OY with the Poodles Already.
Julian went to see Sonny and they peed on the floor a bit and danced around "territory and shipments". Oh, and TJ walked into the room once with a backpack, I guess to show us he's going to PCU.
I love that Laura is back and is going to live at Wyndemere!! She and Tracy can be the two stable 'ends' in Port Charles. She overheard Liz and Nik talking about Jake. She then ripped Nik a new one. He pulled out the "Well, you never told anyone about me" card. Grrr. Who cares, Nikolas? And by the way, how did that make you feel?
Laura then goes on to talk with Scott at the Metro. Nice scene but a little weird. Just hey..let's sit and dish on the olden days! (making me feel olden too!)
Ric tried to drive Nina a bit more crazy by putting the crib in the room and turning on the music a bit more. He's being so mean! Geesh. I don't have a photo but there was a creepy baby doll with XX for eyes involved.
A lot of little things happened. Ava still wants that tape from Scotty. Franco confronted her about the Julian/Alexis thing. Kiki told Morgan she was going on vacation (YES!!) and we got another flashback of the MoAva Sex. Jordan told Dante to bring in Sonny. Dante told her it was useless because he'd never admit to anything anyway. Alexis and Sam had lunch--Sam wore a weird shirt. They talked about Julian. Tracy and Sabrina ate lunch together. The Amish duo of Sabrina and Michael went swimming and then made the love in the boathouse.
SCENE/FACE OF THE WEEK COMBO: Great goodbye with Jane and Tony. Very genuine. He even cried some real tears.
Special KUDOS to Ms. Wright who played seeing Little Jake for the first time with absolute perfection. WOW. You could feel everything.
I also loved her talking with Sam afterwards and barely being able to breathe. Nice job.
She did double-duty with a great scene as Lena again as well. Good week for Laura!
PROP of the WEEK: Felix dropped the soap. I mean, cheezy or what? Looks like Neutrogena soap lol. I don't actually know anyone that uses soap anymore, btw. It's all body wash! I would have had the baby doll as well but no photo.
I will be writing my own thoughts on the firing of Ron at some point. You all know I really loved his work on OLTL and on the early years at GH. Loved they brought back the Nurses' Ball and some of the vets. This past year has been awful though-- and I am ready for a change. I'm not sure if these two ladies are my kind of writers or not. You know I like the weird and goofy as opposed to the drawn-out romance. We shall see. Have a great Sunday!