We had 3 reveals this week: Spencer 'came out'...Maxie told Nina the secret and we found that Austin is a Q. Unfortunately this chain of energy didn't extend to The Nixon Falls Spin-off which is basically what I wanted the most. BUT! Much history and fun so I'm all good.
All in all a solid B+ week for me. I just got Panera's great cheese bagel. Have one with me?
REVEAL NUMBER ONE OF THE WEEK: Austin is a Quartermaine via Jimmy Lee Holt!!! If you didn't watch in 1983 on up then you don't know, do you? I mean, it was forever ago and I hope you'll watch some of the clips I put up in the last blog. They used all the right buzzwords: Pawtuck, Charity...yada yada. Austin got a DNA test and has a birth certificate. The Qs will check his realness for sure. Hey, Monica got way more scenes again this week so Win-Win!
REVEAL NUMBER TWO OF THE WEEK: "Hello Father"... and with that, Spencer steps out of the foyer and greets his Grams and Papi. Thank goodness, I couldn't take more skulking around in broad daylight. I would have dressed him in Gucci or LV but that's me. He's beginning to get some of the ol' Spencer banter down but needs work on delivery. Laura was so happy to see him. Nikolas was wary. Ava? She knows he's trouble.
REVEAL NUMBER THREE OF THE WEEK: Maxi confides in Nina about her secret. I think this was done because KS had to leave the show for a bit and without her there, the tension of keeping said secret was gone. This way, Nina's all conflicted watching Valentin bond with Louise. I'm glad she told Brook Lynn she knows because that sets up a whole other relationship.
WHAT WUBS DIDN'T GET ie: NON-REVEAL OF THE WEEK: Aka "That Other Show" Nixon Falls. I'm trying guys. I do like the characters of Lenny and Phyllis. Great actors. But just like with the Elijah thing, it's just not that important. Why? It's so outside the GH bubble that I can't deal. We thought when Jax , Joss and Trina came to town maybe he'd be outed then. HOW LONG AGO WAS THAT? Seems like years. Not even the sauce jar came up in conversation! Near misses with Anna and Valentin led to nothing. All we know know is that Lenny has Pancreatic Cancer. A slight movement in the memory department when MikeSon finds a hat that reminds him of his father's voice.
GLORIOUS SET OF THE WEEK: Well, the PC Pool is sure a hit!! WOW Everyone seems to love it. Very airy, looks real and people can get in and out of that tank! Nice job. Lighting is perfect. PLUS WE GET SHIRTLESS PEOPLE. And it's INSIDE SO WE CAN GET SHIRTLESS IN WINTER TOO!!
RUNNER UP SET OF THE WEEK: We got a little Bar by the name of Ryan's in NYC with VAnna! That's right. And guess what? Val reported that "Maeve" was singing Danny Boy in the back. Nice nod to the show. I know they've used it before (Deliah) but this was just whimsical.
CLUNKER OF THE WEEK: Sam and Jason. Good Lord. The whole scene had the energy of a nursing home at nap time. Wow. Seriously? I understand Sam gets that he's loved Carly--but ... really? KeMo delivered those lines like she was asleep. There I said it. THEN they have her go talk to Carly, hold her hands and tell her if she can help she will. I guess that was a nod to the fact she knew something was going on--probably a 'protection' marriage but didn't come out and say it. I just really expected a powerful scene. And.......nothin' . NOTE: Did Wardrobe get mad at us making fun of Sam's clothes and just dress her like a bar-back to mess with us? LOL
BREAK UP OF THE WEEK: All off camera because we haven't seen Ellie in years and years. She's like Norm's wife on Cheers, never seen only heard about! Spinelli is of course happy for Jarly. He loves them as much as he loves himself. I get why they'd do this. Why keep Ellie around when she's never seen? The Spixie factor can raise it's head again, right?
FACE OF THE WEEK: That's Carly, right after Jason gave her a peck on the cheek so people would think they are 'real'. Um.. GIRL!! We know you want it!!
MENTION OF THE WEEK: Even with all the Pawtuck news, Monica mentioning Annabelle was just chef's kiss. Plus she gave the face she got "knocked up by a common stray" lol. That's so vintage Monica!!!
Marco--Polo!! Everone in the POOL! New set at the Metro
Gladys goes Blonde
Nina and Maxie talk about the baby switch; Nina tells Brook she knows
Austin announces he's a Holt, and is contesting Edward's will cutting out his father's decedents
Brando steps in to help Carly; will he be their 'enforcer'? Sasha would hate that!
Maxie prepares to leave Port Charles
Spinelli announces his break up with Ellie but it's ok, he loves Jason and the mob more
Spencer disposes of his paint covered boots in a dumpster
Spencer surprises Nikolas, Laura and Ava upon his return
Portia wants to be friends with Curtis. He's not happy
Austin tells the Qs he's Jimmy Lee Holt's son; Edward's grandson chaos ensues
Valentine and Anna go to NYC to find the pilot connected to Peter
Lenny has cancer; MikeSon finds a cap and doesn't run into VAnna
SCOOPS: Dante and Anna compare notes, Britt has a reunion, Sam is investigating who shot Curtis and Shawn is at the Metro Court Pool! Find out all the spoilers on Diagnosis Daytime.
SUGGESTIONS OF THE WEEK: Let us see if Peter's body is in the freezer or not. We need to know. Lenny/Sonny/Phyllis. Will the reveal be when Lenny dies and has a funeral? Just hurry it up. I guess we have to have Sonny get back some of his memories if he's going to be any use to the Jarly story. Although you know I want Cary to get him back as "Mike". heh. I'm going to say if actors don't want to come to work (and you can really tell) then please, replace them. The pool is a great thing and thank you. Wardrobe has to be told that Laura and Brook do NOT need to be dressed in black and heavy blazers. More than half of women look normal like they do. It's so apparent that it's really starting to make me angry. Willow should be shown having to care for Chase.. all the intimate things a caregiver has to do. That will bond them. Either that or show her really pining for Michael to the point she seeks out zex in a closet from him. Because again-zzzzzzzzzzzz. I think Jake and Danny could be great troublemakers for Carly. Thank you for more TJ and Molly.
THAT'S IT! I just realized I'm gone Mon-Wed!!! Going to visit my parents then staying over for my Anniversary in a cool hotel. Dave and I will have to think of some blog fillers to get in there! Hope it's not as soggy where you are as it is here. Cheers!