Actually, a lot happened this week. I have a feeling everyone is at odds with what's going on. Good news is, GH Spiked in ratings with Peter's death so we have that to celebrate. I am thinking that things might just keep going well for the show given the storylines. Love them or hate them, I find the writing intriguing and dialog on-point!
By the way? I vote: Sizzle !!
Gee, a HAPPY WUBBY! What to do? Eat donuts of course!! Here we go!
Things really changed over the past few months. Most couples we are used to were blown apart and started looking in different places. GH has a big enough cast (as you know I bitch about) that they can change partners without repeating themselves too much. I know the other soaps with more limited players seem to play musical chairs, back to the same over and over. GH is so big we can keep this up for awhile! This blog is more introspective than snarky so bear with me.
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RANKING THE GRAD PARTIES: There were 3, how did they do?
Number 3: Bottom of the list is Joss' party. Basically a set up so Carly could tell Jax, Michael and Bobbie (Jason who?) she was marrying Stone Cold. I do give those balloons an A+ however. They were stunning.
Number 2: At least Cam got to have his at a Pub and more people were there. Insert snotty Jake it it made for a pretty good watch.
Number 1: Trina's party was rocking at Curtis' soft opening and people were dressed up and ready to mingle. We got a Cam-Joss kiss AND Trina walking in covered in blood at the end. Hey, as parties go, this is a hit.
BLUE EYES OF THE WEEK; I might as well start out at the place where most fans seem the most torn: Jason. Now, you all know my feelings on Jason. He's the Saint Superman that can do no wrong. He's also shown staring in most scenes and not saying much. Well, that's changed for me when I watch him with Britt. Kelly and Steve just have 'it' for me. He's played bored for SO LONG I was so surprised when I saw life there. Hell, Steve hasn't taken off his shirt in a decade it seems! I KNOW he and Britt just hooked up. I KNOW it makes little sense they are so connected but... I KNOW I like it. When Britt found out she had Huntinton's, Jason was shown to be honestly ,deeply affected by that. Again, Haven't seen that in a LONG time. He and Kelly played off each other so well that yes, I did believe he had a hard time telling her he was marrying Carly. I also liked his vulnerability with Carly when they were deciding to get hitched. It wasn't just a "oh hell, let's get married". It was planned and thought out with emotional consequences shown. This, coupled with great dialog is why I'm liking the story.
STORYLINE OF THE WEEK/MONTH/YEAR: And here is where we are going to part ways even more I'm afraid. Yep... I think the Jarly marriage is good for the show. Soapy Drama at it's finest. Why? We know Carly and he have some kind of weird almost mystical bond. They probably had great zex (you can see it in their eyes!!). They've kept their hands off each other all these years even with an undercurrent traveling beneath them. Now the writers found a way to put them together but "not together". I'm here for the fallout!! Will they finally break those barriers and admit they LOVELOVE each other instead of just "love"?? Will they fall into bed together to have torrid lovemaking? What will they do when they find out Sonny's alive and they betrayed him? (and are really in lovelove at this point). Eeeeeeee. Possibilities? Endless. Sorry but it's the story that's there. It's got legs and I've got the popcorn.
MISSED OPPORTUNITY OF THE WEEK: Dante should have been at Josslyn's party. They are step sibs after all. Would have loved to have seen his reaction to the holy-mobular-matrimony idea!!
ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM OF THE WEEK: Once again, it's Nixon Falls!! Do we really need it? Hell no. Everything is moving really well without MikeSon and that sleepy little town. Did you miss it this week?
CUTENESS OF THE WEEK: Well, can Lesil and Scotty BE any more adorable? NOPE!! He invites her to Cameron's grad party (with a little nudge) and they are off to have some fun. Even Laura is giggly with the two of them. Yes, Lesil's past is a bitch but KG plays her so well that all is forgiven. We've done it before people, we can do it again.
COUPLE SHUFFLE OF THE WEEK: Finn and Liz? Meh.. they are united in Popsicle Pete adventure but I'm not feeling it. Valentin and Anna? Um...YES please!! They were honest, had some sparks and really caught my attention. It's apparent that JPS and FH love working together as well. They have a very complex history to play off of and are connecting on a deeper level. They almost kissed twice. Anna was ready; Val was not!! I think it's because she was always "that girl" for him. He's scared!!
NINJA OF THE WEEK: Ok, so we all know it's Spencer lurking around Port Charles trying to cause trouble. Thing is ...he's not 10 anymore and it's not going to be cute when he's caught. NB could have played it that way but this new guy? Hm... will he be an entitled sociopath like most Cassadines? We shall see. I am glad they SORA'd him. Yes, NB was great and I'll miss him but he needed to be 18-19 to fit in with the gang. I can only hope it doesn't take all month to out him.
MAKE UP OF THE WEEK: Geesh, Nikolas' pepper-sprayed eyes were perfection!! They made me hurt looking at them!! Very real and he even went to GH where one should go if you get that stuff in ya eye. Loved Laura fussing over him as well. Mamas are always mamas.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Becky looks so great right here. I do love her as mom of 3 boys... anyway, she looks great but Laura behind her?? She has that face on after seeing Lesil show up!! LOL She was just all over gossiping with Curtis about his love life, then Scotty's. Very organic and fun.
STOP THIS ISH RIGHT NOW OF THE WEEK: JUST when you're going in the right direction you put THESE TWO in the same damn orbit?? LORD NO...No one wants this. Like NO ONE. Not even as a "we hate it but it's soapy" thing. NOPE. NOPE. NOPE. Unless Britta is going to murder him, not interested.
BEST SCENE(S) OF THE WEEK: Britt visiting Brad in jail. Hands down the most delightful, honest and fun dialog I've heard in awhile! Yes, Brad's hair looked like he just came from the Salon but who cares? I'm so excited his parole hearing is coming up and the two of them are talking about watching the Nurses' Ball together. Note: Britt hasn't told him about her disease yet. I think because he's in jail and can't do anything but worry.
Carly and Jason decide to marry for the "good of the family"
Jason has to tell Britt it's over even before it started
Joss kisses Cameron
Finn almost tells Scotty about Peter but at the last minute doesn't
Jake is still pissed at Cam about blaming Jason for the shooting of Franco
Austin gets a load of drunk Ava
Austin asks Scotty for help with a Quartermaine (off camera)
Nik gets pepper-sprayed by Trina
Ninja stalker gets Trina all bloody
Taggert wears a suit
Valentin and Anna get cozy at the cottage
Ava and Nina discuss MikeSon over coffee
Scotty takes his girl Lesil to Cameron's Grad Party
Britt visits Brad in jail to get a pep talk
SPOILERS: Looks like CM is playing Drew, who's being held in a foreign prison. That's all I have. He does shave that beard at some point however because he showed it on IG. Other scoops: Jason tells Monica about his marriage-plan, Cam apologizes to Jake and we'll see Alexis in solitary confinement. ALL of next week's spoilers are at Diagnosis Daytime.
IF YOU MADE IT THIS FAR, You're a super star!! Have a nice July 4th-- I love hot dogs so I'll be right in there having fun!! July 4th already, wow.
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