|BUT....DOC, I'm so tired. So damn tired.
This whole week was a mixture of greatness and...erm...sameness. Things move forward, things move back. Some are done well, others like well-- a high school play. Anyway, here we are. Another week down. Monsters and Memories were the theme of the week-- did you spot them all?
It snowed here a LOT over our "spring break"--plus we had a windstorm AND I was sick on Friday. Just a really crappy vacation. I'm looking forward to going back to work!
The monsters? Jim Harvey, Doctor Bensch...Nelle and the ravages of Alzheimer's....
The Memories? Two Little Boys on the Stairs, Mike trapped in childhood, a field in Croton, a mix CD, and son who died too soon.
Goodbye Jason, Goodbye Drew
I must be gone--I must leave you.
I have to find myself out there
I hope I don't get eaten by a big old bear.
(You can thank me later for that poem)
Don't even try it, Mister!! Dr. Bensch uses the old "YOU are the problem" on Kiki who's gratefully having NONE of it. He says she was the one 'sending signals" and he got his 'wires crossed". He even kept a voice mail she sent which I suspect he will use if she turns him into the board. So far the writing on this has been pretty good.
Nelle, all dressed as the part of a snappy cat-burlgar, uses Carly's memories against her as she "haunts" the old CarJax house. My biggest peeve with this story? Nelle's not crafty enough and Carly and Bobbie didn't figure out it was her doing this. I mean, come on. Anyway, I would have written the entire thing differently, not letting the audience in on who was doing what. Carly could be losing it--or is she? Nelle would be accepted by Michael and working to make ways with the family. Suspicion would be inferred--not in your face. I really feel like this is a Lifetime movie I've seen 55 times. (get it, 55?!)
Franco got hypnotized....and not a lot came out of that first session but crying, saying "don't hurt me" and... stairs yada yada. Roger and John were in good form, although I bet they giggled a bit during rehearsals.
And.. there's Betsy. Laying in bed only saying "I have to see Bobby".... "I have to see Bobby" OMG! I saw Harvey!! Finally--FINALLY she tells Drew what happened. But do we hear it? Nope, it fades out as we watch what unfolds in the garage. Why would we want to finish this story up today? *sigh*
RUN JAKE RUN!! RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!
Geesh but Jim Harvey can't do anything right, can he?? Jake even doubles back to save his Mom! Then Franco comes out and beats Harvey within an inch of his life. What happens next? We have to wait until Monday!
Yes, he's pretty..but WHY?
Mike and the "Secret" ... about Sonny's past. With JOE SCULLY. Will this story turn into another mob story?? Come on..why does Mike even have to be dragged into this. Seems Sonny buried Joe Scully's father's body in Croton on Hudson? Anyway, Mike knows about it but how? I guess the only explanation is that Mike ordered it? I guess we'll have to find out by mining Mike's memories.
"Is honesty needed for Mike now"? Jason asks. Nope it's not. This will lead into my scene of the week:
SCENE OF THE WEEK: Oh this was done so well. Having Michael be the one to guide Sonny to helping his grandpa. Sniff. Michael has always been the calm, and because it's not his dad, he can be less frustrated. Michael taped Mike telling stories. Mike freaked out about his parents and Sonny panicked and yelled "Your parents are dead"! Michael had read about Sundowning and told Mike he'd take care of it. So much to learn about memory care and how to help both patients and caregivers. Kudos to the team because they seem to be consulting people in the know.
FACE OF THE WEEK: Goes to FINN
JUST STOP IT OF THE WEEK: I mean, I love Finola...I love Dr. Maddox but this Heinrick thing is just-- eating the show alive in some ways. First we have Peter August who's acting like Hamlet in his scenes with Griffin (if you don't believe me just watch him try to beg Griffin to remain silent :eyeroll:). Secondly we have Anna, trapped in this mind-numbing story about a kid she gave up eons ago who might have Hungtinton's (Which we know he doesn't). Now Griffin knows...and..?? And?? It just all seems so pointless. I'm hoping that Robert coming back will do something to get this story off the screen and pronto. Either that or have Jason "find" Peter/Heiny and just kill him already.
BUT I'M A ACT-TOR DAMN IT!
That's it!! The show is moving pretty slow lately and the only thing I really care about is Mike's story. Everything else seems like filler at the moment. Yes, I know the Bobby/Andy reveal is supposed to be a biggie but come on--we all saw this coming for months. The people that didn't like Franco will still not like Franco and we'll all move on.
Monsters and Memories.... they lurk around every corner on GH-- I just wish I was a little more surprised when they jumped out.