Sunday, December 10, 2017
Sunday Surgery: Heart Strings
A week of emotions and some old-school great soapy moments to warm my heart. I was busy on 2 days but couldn't wait to watch the shows when I got home. That has happened in years! It was another big week as far as things happening so let's get started.
I had lobster ravioli last night which that so yummy. I"m still full! Just coffee today. I still have Christmas shopping to finish up. It's coming too quickly!!
Why am I happier with the show now?
Number ONE: Ensemble work. It's just all over the place--and it's really making my heart feel good. The Santa in the Park scenes had Curtis, Ned, Olivia, Julian, Nell, Michael, Carly, Sonny and some kids. There was some snark (Nell and Carly) but also a lot of fun and laughs (Julian getting in on the photos). There were many more examples of this during the week. Point is--it's not yet Christmas and it's not Thanksgiving and we had way more than 2 people just talking the entire show in one room. :Clapping:
Number TWO: Old School Quartermaine action. I mean--come on. Ned being the "OG" Q and Michael the pip-squeak upstart?? I can see it building now! We've bitched for years about ELQ declining. Well, it's coming up and the Drew factor is a perfect vehicle. Hell, when you get a Jimmy Lee Holt and Skye mention, you know it's been a decent scene!! (and look, Alexis is even back there-- nice touch, imo. She was such a part of this family at one time).
Number THREE: Just plain fun, adorable scenes. Sure the stink bomb thing was a bit cheesy but who cares??! Maxie and Lulu taking down Nello?? Priceless. Loved the Hazmat Suits! Loved their banter and friendship. God knows we needed Lulu out of that cycle of Charlotte and Val. I really enjoyed this. KS and ER sure looked like they did too! Anyone else get Flea and Lucy Vibes?
Number FOUR: Evil Elves. Yes, that's Nelle up there. Yes, I can't stand her--but this week I had a small (tiny) shift into the 'love to hate' category. She's owning her stuff now. We don't have to wonder if her motives are pure and if she's really good at heart but 'misguided'. Nope, she's dead on nasty now. Also sounded a lot like Old School Carly. I also loved how she taunted Carly with the "I know something you don't know" at the park. When Dr. Kim confirmed she's really PG ...Carly's face was perfect. "Congratulations, GRANDMA" --such a Nelle thing to say! She's bringing a Q into the world too. Ha!
Number FIVE: New character--INTERACTING with everyone in like week 2? What? What is this? Dr. Kim is the new OBGYN at GH and jumped right into things. First she confirmed that Maxie is preggers and then Nelle. Now, I'm suspicious of the Nelle thing but they were in the room alone together and acted like they didn't know each other. So?? Hmmm.
THE MAIN EVENT:
Ok, on to the nitty-gritty and "things you need to know" that took place in Port Charles the last 5 days:
Alexis told Jason to stay away from Sam. She knows what the pull of lust-love can do (see: Julian) and wants him out of it. I liked this scene because I didn't expect to have an Alexis-Jason moment like this.
How can I explain the perfection of this scene? How? Let me start out by saying I never shipped JaSam. They are good together but--eh. When Jason was dead, he was dead. But this? The eye-locking on the docks? Got me. BOOM. Why? I think nostalgia and the great build up that's been happening. The writers haven't had them talk too much, imo. When they do talk, it's hesitant and they are afraid to get too close because (well, you know). Kelly and Steve killed it. I really thought they were going to kiss...but... nope. AHHH!!! THIS IS SOAPY! Plus, they were sexy as all hell.
Drew ended up in jail because the Navy saw the fingerprints were pulled by Spinelli and have been looking for him since he went AWOL. This easily would have been a missed beat by the old regime. I knew the Navy would have had a fit in real life and there it was. Sam was desperate and went to Jason to help clear him. Drew was not happy it was his twin that got him out. Kelly and Billy had amazing scenes all week as well. Kudos to Kelly for being able to play this so well. The longing for Jason--and the love for Drew.
Friz got engaged! If you can distance yourself for a second from the James Franco Frenia --these were cute scenes played really well by Becky and Roger. Robin gave her advice, Carly yelled at her--but she GNF. Nope. Of course, we know Franco kept the truth from her but that's for another day.
Well! On Friday we got quite the bombshell--Kim told Drew that Oscar IS HIS SON! Did we have to wait for Joss and Oscar to open those DNA results? Nope. She just went right over there and announced it!! LOL... why the sudden change of heart? Just 2 days ago she was all nervous and jittery. Something's up--not sure what but keep an eye on this one. BTW, this happened about 10 minutes after Drew told Jake he wasn't his Daddy...
OMG.... this scene was absolutely amazing. First of all, that little guy can cry. I mean cry. Had me all tearing up! I loved that Liz and Drew told him themselves and did it in the best way they could think of. Also loved that Sam and Franco were barbing over on the sidelines about Jason; "You love him"--no "You're afraid Liz loves him"! Neener Neener.
SaSon try and find Faison but end up with...Britt!! Hey, how you doin, girl!!?? They question her about her Dad's involvement with the whole Jason thing. She doesn't know. Burton bores into her with his baby-blues and she does spill that Faison thought Jason was DEAD until a couple of months ago. HUH? Here we were thinking he was mastermind, but no, he names a traitor. Could it be Valentin? Could it be Obrect? WHO?
I'm trying SO HARD with Oscar. SO SO Hard. The bridge scene was done well...but...something was just missing. I wish Oscar had a chip on his shoulder about life-- or anything at this point. I hope he's playing well with the young audience, we need them.
Oscar is Drew's son according to Kim and soon the DNA will confirm it? Or Naw?
Drew was briefly arrested by the Navy but St. Jaysus saved him
Jake found out he's really not Drew's son...he's his nephew
Dr. Kim started working at GH as the OBGYN
Julian really wants to spend time with Leo
Another Christmas photo ruined
Faison thought Jason was dead all this time
Killy are dedicated to each other
JaSam had a ginormous eye-lock on the docks
Ned doesn't want an "outsider" in the ELQ business
Nell is pregnant.
I think that's about it. Still so hard to do all the recaps I need to, there's so much going on!! I am looking forward to the holiday episodes, I think it will be a lot of family. Things I'd like fixed: Get the opioid story GOING-- it's taking a damn age. The other stuff has been fast but this is languishing. It wasn't on this week at all and I was kind of happy. A crisis with Monica would bring the twins together--right? I still say Parkinson's would be a good story. Please don't have a Nelle miscarry then stealing Maxie's baby thing. NOPE I will not even deal with that right now!! Keep the ELQ thing going...steal Wally from Days for good. Ok! That's it!! Oh one more wish?? Lucky makes it home for Mama's wedding!! (that's Dave's wish too).
Have a good week. I'll try my best to be here--
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