I guess I missed quite a week on the show!! I also missed quite a week OFF the show as well!! Twitter was just all a mess. The mainstream media has picked up on actor feuds and IG stories. I guess any PR is good PR for the show?? Hmmm. Not so sure.
GIANT THANK YOU To DAVE for filling in. Such a great job and more comments generated than when I'm here! I think when I retire, I've found my replacement.
First of all, I'd like to point out that MOSS was missing and replaced by some floating gardenias. Excuse me, unacceptable. Perhaps it is to showcase the "new beginning" Jarly? Oh boy. All I know is that it was the talk of twitter!
On to the BIG NEWS-- and I'm not going into all of it here mainly because it's been done to death all over the net. It seems that Ingo Rademacher (Jasper Jax) had a lot to say about mandatory vaccines and 'passports' over on Instagram. That led to fan and costar reactions which led to him doing 2 IG videos stating his stance on the subject. As the Deadline article points out, he also said some falsehoods regarding the vaccine as well. You and I know there are staunch proponents of the vaccine (Nancy, Maura, etc) who are also vocal about masking. There are children on the set that can't be vaccinated yet (as they are under 12 years) so that's an issue as well. Steve Burton recently contracted COVID on the set and is out 14 days. This is a huge, hot issue around the country right now and ABC/Disney has already ordered mandatory vaccinations on most properties so I believe that has to be coming for GH. If you'd like to read more and see Ingo's videos follow these links:
Even Kimberly McCollough (Robin) had this to say "better check yourself before you wreck yourself" which I believe is in reference to him calling fans "bigots" for using the #fireingo hashtag. You think HR is busy this weekend? Oh I do!
Other news? Well my friend and old co-podcaster Jamey Giddens (creator/ head writer of Ambitions) is going to Days for breakdown writing! This is amazing and I'm so happy. Congrats to him!
I am going to binge-watch GH today at some point. I will put some thoughts over on Dave's cheeky Sunday surgery tomorrow if he is agreeable to that.
I had a wonderful vacation--full of lobsters and great times. I love Maine so much and went there as a kid every summer. Got married there as well. It's a wonderful place to visit if you haven't yet.