|Yeah, Dev...if that's your REAL NAME...we knew your hair was weird.|
So, I caught up to Thanksgiving and I have to say that the Thursday show was great in so many ways. Loved how they played the family-beats, especially with Mike. So many families go through care giving (the holidays are a biggie) and I just thought it was done well.
Let's get to it. Leftovers are key today!
So, at least the show tried to catch up a bit. They aired onThanksgiving when they were previous only going to show a repeat. Nice pre-Thanksgiving episode. It will be weird to see "Real" Thanksgiving Monday but we're ready for it!
DECISION OF THE WEEK: Soon DrewCo will lose that 'lyrical' accent he's been sporting and become...welllll, not entirely sure but something else. Andre Maddox is back in town and he even went to Anna's for Turkey Day!! By the way, he had mentioned that Franco could be in a coma, lose all of his memories, be "more Drew" ...and other things. That's why Peter is worried. Maybe he'll wake up and remember that he had a hand in capturing Drew to give to Helena. Maybe he'll wake up and want a nice ham sandwich. Who knows?
BAIT-AND-SWITCH OF THE WEEK: Just when you think it's a nice talk about getting engaged, whammy!! It becomes about marrying a white woman, being a young black man in the USA and all that comes with it. This scene was something to behold. First of all, the writing was top-notch. Secondly, both actors did a great job with the material. We even revisited TJ's getting stopped in Wyndam's "black while Shopping". Nice moment. Now, here's hoping management buys a clue and makes TJ and Molly a focus of 2020.
SELFIE OF THE WEEK: And Sorrow of the Week.. damn. RB only signed for a 4 month stint and I don't know the circumstances. Her choice? Their choice?? Whichever, they need to get her back and signed ASAP. She's phenomenal as Hayden. Liz has a sister, there's a great triangle brewing with Finn and Anna. So MAKE IT WORK!!
CAVE-IN OF THE WEEK: Welp, Trina and Cam pushed Dev to reveal that he's not really some kid from the east coast, he's from.... TURKEY!! So now a billion people know and... I still don't care. These scenes were cute though, and even with the Disney Plus promos (and Lays) I enjoyed it all. They are becoming the 'friend set' that's gelling together. I really hope we find out about Trina's DNA soon. That could be a game changer.
GET IT OVER WITH OF THE WEEK: Kendra clocks Alexis on the head with a rock after Alexis finds out she's Keifer's sister. Hmmm... I hope she just leaves her there, someone finds her and then Kendra gets arrested in about 10 minutes. See ya girl--BYE!
PLAN OF THE WEEK: So.. Laura and Jax talk about Helena's portrait and Tad goes over He acts like he's representing someone that wants to buy it. Laura figures that out and thinks she's all smart but his plan really was to leave the iPad there and tape them!! Ergo, Val found out about the codicil and sent Mr. Gray off to "keep an eye on Spencer". (in reality. MEK is doing another gig he had planned before joining GH and then will be back again for longer).
WEAK LINK OF THE WEEK: Here I was, kind of hoping that Jax and Nina would have a fun "pretend" romance like the olden days and spoof Valentin but NOPE, seems Nina still has a soft spot for he and Charlotte. She went home and read "Little Women" with them on the couch. zzzzzzzzzzzz
SCENES OF THE WEEK: Mike going home for Thanksgiving. Raw and real. I remember when my Mimi came home for the last time for a holiday. It was so overwhelming for her, she was just better off and less agitated back at 'her home'. Sad...but it happened. The anger was so real too. I'm glad they are exploring the whole thing instead of just saying "he got sick' and doing it off camera.
MOST FUN OF THE WEEK: Dr. O and Brad!! LOL he asks her why she's still alive and she tries to comfort him when he cries. All with a hilarious outcome. These two are comedy gold.
FACES OF THE WEEK: Um, guess we have a little girl to raise, don't we?? With Hayden taking off, these two will have adorable Violet to keep us happy. Get that girl a puppy and people will tune in just to behold the cuteness. PS. Please pay for a Roxy-Violet scene, Frank. Thanks.
Alexis is 'cured' of her Tallium poisoning but..Kendra knocks her out with a rock
Lucas decides to spend Thanksgiving with Brad and their son instead of working
Franco tells Liz he's getting the procedure done "tomorrow"
Hayden leaves town after Nikolas stages a scare
Tad (Martin Gray) records Laura and Jax talking about the codicil
Mike is entering last stages of his disease
The kids have detention, eat chips, talk about Disney Plus and Dev outs himself as a Turk-Boy
Julian tampers with Brad's car
Kristina shows up again, just when the whole Keifer thing is winding up?
Nurse Amy is back at GH
Car accident puts Brucas in jeopardy
Franco undergoes the mind-mapping
Today is World AIDS Day. It would be remiss of my not to mention this as GH played such a huge role in the early days when this disease was still considered something to keep hidden. Powerful story line that meant so much to so many.
So, there it is. This week was mostly filler. Tying up of loose ends, letting Hayden slip away into the night (sigh). Next week should be pretty lively!! Car crash..the Qs....Alexis all knocked out. The hearings start up again Dec 4th and so far, not sure what's going to happen to our soapies. Stay tuned!