Great week mostly because of the Alexis-Centric episode on Thursday. What a show!! Kudos to all involved. The concept, the dialog, the acting--everything. Perfection. There was also a good semi-cliff hanger on Friday. There was also more fake body parts on the show than we've seen since all the masks!
If you haven't watched Thursday's episode that celebrates NLG's 25th year on GH get to it. Like NOW. I've seen it twice already and it got better the second time. Time lapse layers were used to show her last day in Port Charles before going to jail. We are reminded that not only is Nancy a stellar actress, the character of Alexis is rich in history and dimension. Having her talk to Kevin and finally sew up that childhood drama was also just a good use of everything a soap should be.
CHILDHOOD REVELATION OF THE WEEK: While talking to Kevin, Alexis remembers what she saw Mekkos do to her mother Kristina and why the watch she has is so important to her. The fact she couldn't save her mother weighed on her her whole life and basically tainted her idea of a "good man". Adorable casting, btw.
COUPLE OF THE WEEK: Ah, the Gatekeepers. No, they aren't one now but they used to be quite the item back in the day. Ned was always there for Alexis and they are still close. (they got a little TOO close not too long ago!!)
RUBBER BABY BELLY BUMPER OF THE WEEK: A LOT of people on twitter guessed this from day one of Brook coming in looking like a Sumo Wrestler. It took me a bit longer but there it was!! Fake Giant Belly!! She's a damn Quartermaine for sure!! Thing is: I do feel sorry for Valentin. I'm loving him now and he's not going to really have a baby. Wah. Charlotte will be the only one rejoicing when it's finally found out. Brook even stole Maxie's ultrasound photo to show him. Hey, once Britt catches on we get into the switch.
HAND OF THE WEEK: Oh, you SPENCER, YOU!! We thought it was him because you know, tricks and things. Then Laura got a note about him graduating from school. Nikolas can't get ahold of him at all. Spencer doesn't want Ava near Dad. I can't wait until he's back.
MEANIE OF THE WEEK: When Cyrus yelled at Laura, I did jump! You'd think with all his money and reach, he'd be able to track Bobbie Spencer but... you know, a soap. Hell, they still can't find Sonny!
MICHAEL FACE OF THE WEEK: Yeah, not much different from every week! I wasn't even going to mention all this because I have zero interest but Sasha walked in on Michael and Willow almost kissing. They "broke up". I guess Sasha will have to tell Chase next. zzzzzzzzz. I guess it will be Millow, Chooklyn, whatever Brando and Sasha are. SaDo? No clue.
RECEPTION AREA OF THE WEEK: Remember in the olden times people would "pay a call" to someone? Well Jason sure got his fill this week. Just about everyone came to see him. Carly was a mouth and made it all about her naturally. Scotty told him he knows it was Peter that did the deed and since he told Franco he'd not let Jason 'suffer' for his death, he wants to help him out.
SPIN THE BOTTLE OF THE WEEK: Oh, boy. Peter put poison in one of those coffees and the Chase Family decided to play Russian Roulette with them!! We know Chase isn't going to die. We know Finn isn't..so...Jackie or Greg? Come on. He was talking about how full and great his life has been. Get ready to watch him go 6 feet under.
SCENES OF THE WEEK: Anything Alexis. The whole day was just a chef's kiss. From the daughter talks to the men-friends at Kelly's to the hugs to the flashbacks. Nancy just hit it out of the park. Loved her talking to her younger self and the session with Kevin. FIGHTER, IDEALIST, AVOCATE. All the things each of her daughters are. :sniff:
PROP OF THE WEEK: Even with all the fakeness out there, this watch stood the test of time (giggle) and delivered a powerful reminder of Alexis' resilience in the face of a life changing circumstance. By the end of the show, the seemingly unfixable watch started ticking again, signaling Alexis return to her life.
Cyrus gets Nikolas to try to find his mother; Hummingbird Cake is involved
Laura worries and makes Ava promise to keep Nikolas away from Cyrus
Josslyn is waitlisted at her college; suffers a sprained ankle at volleyball practice
Scotty tells Jason he will help him and realizes he didn't kill Franco
Molly graduates law school, shows her mother her gown early
Alexis talks to Kevin and relives her childhood trauma
Alexis faces her last day in Port Charles
Alexis goes into Pentonville and helps her cellmate with her parole hearing
Krissy, Molly and TJ may move into the Lake House
Ava gets a hand in the mail
Britt and Maxie continue to bamboozle Peter; Maxie needs "Bed rest"
Brook Lynn steals Maxie's ultrasound photo and uses it as her own
Peter put poison in a drink...we think Gregory will get it instead of Finn
Valentin holds Peter at gunpoint
WUBS THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK: I want to talk a bit about the Alexis episode and some of the rumblings I saw on Twitter and on FB about Julian. The flashbacks that Alexis had were HEALTHY flashbacks. Ergo, she was healing herself. Thinking of Julian even in good terms after he tried to murder her wouldn't show growth. This is why Ned was featured and not Julian, Sonny, Jerry, Ric or Alcazar. Like it or not, it was a way to propel her character into healing.
On the Chase Family drama, I am not happy that Gregory will suffer because of stupid Peter. Having even one more character die at this messes hands is gross. I like Greg; I know he's not a central character but damn. Can we dare hope Valentin shoots Peter right between the eyes? Ugh, you know that's not going to happen.
Love the idea of Molly, TJ and Krissy moving into the Lake House!! PLEASE PUT THEM ON A LOT MORE!! PLEASE!! There are stories just waiting to be written!
Glad Spencer will be back. Looking forward to the University getting up and running.
Carly needs a damn vacation. We had two Carly free days this week an it was music to my ears.
SPOILERS: Willow finds it hard to break it off with Chase, Valentin and Anna's plan fails and Sonny realizes something is up with Nina. GET all the SCOOPS at Diagnosis Daytime.
Ok that's it! Next week is my surgery on Wed (minor) and we'll see how things go. I might have to adjust my schedule because I'll have to cancel some kids. I'll let you know!! Cheers!