Well, another week where I can say I was entertained and surprised!! Seems to be on a roll for me lately. When you like the stories and the dialog is flying, it's a good day. Production stepped it up as well. I think they must have had some money hidden somewhere for last quarter.
Get a big breakfast or giant coffee ready. SO much happened, this will be another novel in the making.
Monday started out with a literal B-A-N-G! Why was it so awesome? Because it was actually a Friday show that was moved because GH was a rerun one day the week before. Monday cliff hangers? I'll take it!! We will start in Greece again... on a foggy bridge with Anna and Robert!! RnA doing what they do best.
SET OF THE WEEK: HooWEE!! The whole bridge set looked so real to me. The fog.. the marsh grasses, everything. Music was on point. Anna and Robert going over with the flashlights like the were Mulder and Scully. Anna tending to a wounded Valentin. Even the dang rock looked real!
SEQUENCE OF THE WEEK: To dovetail on the set awesomeness, wasn't it refreshing to not think a shooting was done so badly that it looked fake? This was just a great directorial choice. Robert, seeing Drew and Valentin is like "Damn it"!! He expected Peter to walk across. BUT!! Guess what! Peter is behind them.. Drew steps back, Valentin is shot in the back and then when Drew raises his gun, Peter unloads into his chest. Drew falls from the bridge and we are left seeing his body in the water. Bravo to all involved. And as we know, using guns on any set is dangerous in it's own right. This was really seamless.
BAIT AND SWITCH OF THE WEEK: I need to mention how the twist went down. We see Drew seemingly overpowering Peter in his cell and not being mind controlled. He comes in and appears to help Valentin by shooting a guard. Next time we see him, he's leading Val out on the bridge. He's shot by Peter. Now I thought maybe he had on a bullet proof vest and wouldn't be "dead" (we knew he wasn't dead-dead) but I didn't know he'd show up with Peter putting Obrect in the trunk! I didn't see spoilers so I was honestly shocked. Which I WUB!! Squee!!
ACCENTS OF THE WEEK: Just want to say I loved hearing Anna and Victor doing some British banter. Throw in Scorpio's Aussie-Greatness and welp. I was in heaven!! All we needed was a spot of tea or some Fosters! I do like these 3. Charles Shaughnessy is a great addition to the cast. He's a more charming Victor. If it builds up my Cassadines, I'm here for it!
PHONE CALL OF THE WEEK: Out of the blue, Terry gets a call from Elizabeth's father, Jeff. Those of us that are old enough remember a time when his character was quite important to the show. In the past... 30 years however? Not so much. Liz doesn't even seem to have a mother! Anyway, he left a message for her when Franco died and she never returned the call. He calls Terry who he heard was COS (and must have known when Elizabeth was younger) to check on her. You could have knocked me over with a feather. What? Why now? Then it hit me: FINN! Yes..Finn who was estranged from HIS father can help Liz not be estranged from HER father. Got it. Here's hoping Jeff comes back before I hit the nursing home.
PURCHASE OF THE WEEK: Who will buy the bar from Ava for Phyllis? Looks like Sonny wins that bid. Ava just wants all the cash she can get. Heh. Gotta love our Ava.
MYSTERY MAN OF THE WEEK: I've named him "Guy". He stalks Curtis.. then goes to GH to get medical advice from TJ. Curtis keeps talking about his past and how he's left it behind. Well, I think your past is coming knocking. Do we NEED another character? Hell no... but let's see where it goes.
NEW SET OF THE WEEK: Another set? Maybe they refurbished the Bridge? Anyway, this is outside of the Port Charles Grille. See that plaza looking thing back there? I actually thought it looked real. By the way, Austin and Maxie go in, Olivia hears the word "autistic" freaks out and chaos ensues. I will say her reaction to "Leo being Leo" is believable and parents sometimes don't want their children 'labeled". The only part that's dangling is Leo's age. If he was 4-5? Maybe. BUT!! I am liking the story. So I'll save my gripes for a later date.
PLEA OF THE WEEK: Even though Ava is controlling his money, Spencer won't allow her to control his life. He pleads not guilty at his hearing. Kevin bails him out but tells him he needs to get a JOB. Will he work the coffee docks? Will Cam make him a bus-boy at Kelly's?
ARREST OF THE WEEK: In a baffling choice, Nina is arrested for identity fraud? What? Michael gets some ballios and decides to teach her a lesson. He essentially bribes the district attorney from Pennsylvania who needs a high-profile case to get him over the election hump. Michael gives him money. Problem is... um.. it doesn't work. Lawyers in the Twitter timeline went insane over this. LOL. I could absolutely see a civil suit against her from the family but-- identity theft? Who's IDENTITY DID SHE STEAL? The only hope I have is this leads to a trial where Nina is forced to tell everyone about she and "Mike"..and show photos as proof. That will shut Carly up for a day or two!!
MONICA SAVES THE DAY OF THE WEEK: Good ol' Monica! She convinces Austin to drop the ELQ share claim. He goes to the house, signs the papers but as he's leaving tells Brook Lynn: This isn't over. As far as I'm concerned it is. By the way, too bad Brook and he are related. I'm kinda over Austin. That's all.
WEAK LINK OF THE WEEK: Um.. why? I mean. The didn't find Drew. I guess they "found" Victor and brought him in but...seems like Sante is there to just spin wheels. Give Dominic a good part; get him back at the PCPD and if JJY isn't coming in, make him chief. He can be our Bo Buchannan. We just need to find his Nora.
WEEK IN A WUBSHELL:
Valentin is shot trying to escape the compound
Drew goes into the water, seemingly shot but has on a bullet-proof vest
Dr. O is in the trunk of Peter's car and Drew is under his control
Victor is questioned by Anna and Robert, tries to make a deal
Valentin recovers in the embassy hospital
Sonny and Carly say goodbye to Jason who's on his way to Greece with Britt
Sonny has an Uncle-to-Nephew talk with Spencer
Spencer pleads not guilty; Kevin bails him out with conditions. Trial in a few weeks
Mysterious Guy follows Curtis and reaches out to TJ
Ava is selling the bar to Sonny who wants to buy it for Phyllis
Ava tries to bargain for more time with Avery
Nikolas gives Ava control over Spencer's trusts
Nina is arrested after Michael gives the PA DA money for his re-election
Olivia freaks out after everyone talks about Leo maybe being autistic
Austin drops the claim on ELQ after talking to Monica
Elizabeth hears that her father is checking up on her; she and Finn are going to Trivia Night
Jason and Britt go to Greece to find Liesl and possibly Peter
SPOILERS: We will get a Brook Lynn Gladys scene (I'm hoping she decks her lol), Alexis is offered a deal, Britt and Jason search for Obrect and lots of Michael/Willow drama. yawn. GET all your Scoops on Diagnosis Daytime!!
That's a wrap! Did you make it to the end?? I'm hearing love/hate for the show just like it always is--BUT I'm not hearing boring. That's a good sign. Yes, we hit boring patches now and again but that's the way a 5 day, 5 hours of a program goes. I'm loving Nicholas Chavez as Spencer. He's just bringing it. I'm not really happy about Jason and Britt going to Greece because..really? Jason saving the day again? We do not need this. Scotty and Britta should have gone on their own. New guy in town? Good actor but again, wow... why not get the Aunt Stella angle going more? Another character at this juncture when you already have Ms. Wu in the wings? Why is Alexis still in jail. Cassadines are running all over the place. Get our Natasha in the mix.
By the way, Maxie's baby is still supposedly missing but.. ??
Have a great Sunday. I hope it's Sunny where you are. We have pumpkins galore all over the area and fall is in full swing. Next week Friday-Sunday I will be in Philly so relish this Sunday Surgery while you can!