It was the week of the Nurses Ball! Usually a fun week, filled with thrills and sometimes chills. Of course, due to the PANDEMIC things were different this year. What worked? What didn't? What left Wubsy going What the What?
Grab some donuts from the Nurses Station and let's jump right in! (It's a long one so take 2)
WEAK START OF THE WEEK: Red Carpet. Would have been best skipped this year. Maybe they did it to explain things? Either way it was super awkward and just ... weird. The dialogue was choppy and everyone acted like they didn't know quite what to do. Lucy should have just stood in front of the phone bank to explain things.
GOOD IDEA THAT COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER OF THE WEEK: Telethon? YES! I did miss the ball gowns but I get the idea behind the whole thing. Good way to keep the cast apart. (not that you could tell). Why didn't you make this into a real fund raiser? We did it years ago for HIV/AIDS. Or at least have a PSA to give to your local organizations. BIG MISS not selling those Tshirts, btw. Even my mom texted me about them!! She was going to buy me one (aww).
BEST NUMBER OF THE WEEK : Giving this to Valentin. Loved the band and love JPS's singing.
DID I MISS SOMETHING OF THE WEEK: Did I dream seeing Molly? Was she only on for a nano-second? At least TJ had some scenes last week with Curtis. It was really not even needed, imo. Either bring her on more full time or stop it. Why she and Krissy aren't FEATURED CHARACTERS I will never understand.
CHARACTER GONE WTF OF THE WEEK: Ok, I'm going to do a whole Julian thing so if you're not interested, just keep movin'!! First off, Julian has been written seven ways to Sunday ever since they brought him back after he tried to murder Alexis. He's either a super bad guy being blackmailed by some female, a bad-dad being blackmailed by his son in law, a guy that stand behind the bar or a really stupid criminal. That brings us to his latest idiotic story--the taking of Wiley. Let me get this straight. Julian goes to the Q mansion to kidnap the kid and after that's done, figures out he should kill Nelle. He leaves Wiley IN THE CAR and goes to the docks to confront Nelle. Why in the hell didn't they meet at the cars? In the parking lot? Then, what does he do?
He pulls a gun. Not only does he pull a gun, there's no silencer on it. So, you're telling me a former mobular man is pulling out a gun to shoot Nelle on the pier where everyone will hear it. Either he better hustle her into the car and drive to the Pine Barrens or I give up. Julian also either needs to throw in with Cyrus or roll over and just open a florist shop in Beecher's Corners.
GREATEST MOMENT OF THE WEEK: Nelle and Brook Lynn. I didn't see it coming. I mean, I DID see it coming because that scene wasn't written great but.. good on the scissors. Now I bet Brook won't be able to sing anymore.
RUNNER UP MOMENT OF THE WEEK: Maxie tells the entire town she's pregnant. It was funny and I'm glad it's finally out there. Loved Mac's reaction. I refuse to talk about Peter. That is all.
HE'S ALIVE OF THE WEEK: I don't think any of us doubted this.
MISSED OPPORTUNITY OF THE WEEK: Well, the Ball wasn't the Ball for me without Obrect. Sorry. I missed her. Wouldn't it have been glorious to have her strut out, free from jail and do a great number and throwing Nina off to dance with Jax?? You know it would have.
BASIC GIRL REACTION OF THE WEEK: Um, Willow-- could you BE anymore bland in that "Where's Wiley" scene? Geesh. It was almost like "Wow, I think I left my phone at the Ball" sort of moment. Fun fact: Baby Theo who plays Wiley (one of two) was home sleeping when this was filmed!
LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS OF THE WEEK: I'm liking the Ned/Olivia fight because it gives LLC and WK some airtime. I love the two of them. I also love the Robert angle. Knowing Lisa had a crush on Tristan when she was younger is priceless. She even fan-girl tweeted about him when he came back the first time! So when I see them together, I can tell her cuteness around him is genuine! I'm glad they're going alone to see Dante. Could be some good stuff. The foreshadowing of Olivia saying Ned is turning into his Grandfather is great as well. Why? Ned was always such the rebel against the corporate world. Just goes to show what age can do to you!!
TOP DISASTER OF THE WEEK: This continues to be the Nik/Ava/Franco/Liz "Story". OH. MY GOD. Let me write this. Really. I would have to go back in time, but I'd do it. Thank you for the Nik Ava almost kiss. I can deal with that. It's the way it should go. This fake Liz/Franco "fight" is NOT working. There's just no history behind it. Having Liz be all weird and jelly over Ava and hating Franco's past when she made peace with it all plays terribly. I realize Friz can't be all light and happy all the time but damn! She has 3 kids that really could be putting her through the paces. Revisiting the failed Niz romance? NOT the way to Go-Go. Nope.
MONKEY SHINES OF THE WEEK: Ava's portrait is the monkey face and CO77x. Old Franco stuff. But we figured out it was probably Nikolas behind it all. Ava was all ready to forgive him and... he did this. So we suffer. We DID get the NEAR KISS (Off screen due to COVID) which gives me hope for the Ava Nik pairing I'd like.
Kelly is back as Sam
The Nurses Ball began and was a telethon this year
Maxie told the town she was pregnant
Finn and Anna tried to iron out wedding plans (still)
Cam, Joss and Trina sang together.
Taggert is alive and wants to kill Cyrus
Nelle slashed Brooklyn in the throat
Robert is getting Olivia in to see Dante
Wiley is taken by Julian and he may kill Nelle
The Ball didn't have enough numbers by any stretch of the imagination. I guess it was too tough to prepare. It should have been 2-3 days then. It would have been exciting if everything was happening faster. As it was, I was bored 80% of the time and that's the truth. HOWEVER, I am grateful we did have the Ball. I do think it's a tradition to keep alive. Kudos to the actors and staff that work so hard to put on the show.
Check out Next Week's Scoops: on Diagnosis Daytime
Did you finish your donuts yet? Do you think Nelle will die? What's going to happen with Julian?
FACE OF THE WEEK : Let's end this with Franco looking...confoozed lol