Quite a week!! The dialog was pitch-perfect for the most part. It was hard keeping up with live Tweeting and the blog when it was all live. I guess I'll get a chance to digest it a bit more here. Oh, and thank you to the GH People for having Sonny's office and my Badger Bob appear!
Still in Greece, still filling up on Ouzo and lamb.
The show mainly took place back in Port Charles. All the hooplah surrounding Jarly, CarSon and the like. I loved it. I don't know if I'm going to write too much for your taste but I can't help myself. So much went on that was subtle it needs to be discussed. At the end, I'll let you know just why I'm so excited for the direction things are going.
VISIT OF THE WEEK: Sonny and Phyllis. We needed this. HE needed this. I saw that "Mike" smile come out. Yep. Here's hoping he buys Charlie's for her or she starts work at GH Soon. Phyllis said it all "Remember the Mike in you"...
TIME PIECE OF THE WEEK: Welp, Phyllis went to see Nina and gave her Sonny's watch. Sorry, MIKE'S watch. They did talk about the "old" Days a bit. Phyl found this at Lenny's old fishing spot. Was it Lenny trying to send Nina and Mike a message? Well, what happened next was pretty extraordinary:
MEMORY OF THE WEEK: Oh they are playing Nina and Sonny perfectly. Nina isn't in his face demanding anything. She's not hiding in a corner. She's there to listen when Nixon Falls Feelings bubble up. Even when he's establishing 'boundaries' he's got a softer touch. The way they looked at each other...*sigh*. A shared history and dialog that can only be known by those two. Sonny has teared up more around her than anyone else. When she gives him the watch it's a very subtle scene and they start to move closer to each other. This is when Sonny remembers about seeing Jarly together in the bedroom when he came home. That door is opened. As he said to Carly "can it be shut again"?
THE TRUTH OF THE WEEK: This is when Jason and Sonny talk about the wedding night and Jason has to come clean about feelings and where that night was leading. The way it was directed was also good; Sonny's little growl of despair when Jason tells him yes, they would have slept together. Sonny wasn't as much angry as he was hurt. Jason does remind he and all of us how easy it is for him to turn on and off his feelings however, so that's something, right? Sonny has to run home to make sure Carly can do the same.
THE DOOR OF THE WEEK: Open. Close. Sonny and Carly began to talk about what really happened while he was gone. He's pensive because of the hurt he feels. Carly's also hurting because of his stupid hat he wore in Nixon Falls. She wasn't a part of all that. You know Carly, not being a part of everything just kills her. She admits that she and Jason were 'starting to fall in love' (which we know isn't the case; they said they've always been in wub) ...and they'd have a real marriage. Again, Sonny was so quiet in these scenes it was more unnerving than him throwing and bitching. Carly's scared. She's scared she's going to lose him. He talks about that door being opened for Jarly and wonders if it can be closed. For now, they are choosing each other. But for how long?? Sonny hasn't told her about MikeNinSon yet. That's going to be the GARAGE door opening!
THE LIGHT SWITCH OF THE WEEK: That's Jason's face. Just after coming from having had the talk of his life with his BFF/Brother Sonny about loving Carly. Where is he? Oh he went running to help Britt with her Mama. Because that's Jason. He CAN turn it on and off. That's what makes him a good killer. Plus, for Jason loyalty is love. Right now, his loyalty meter is pointing to Britt.
SOAP CHARACTER QUEEN OF THE WEEK: Ava..you got all the juicy juice!! It clicks that Sonny was Nina's Mike and she sure hurries over to reinforce the fact that they could be together again! Then there's Oh, Carly. Carly Carly Carly. Ava's going to plant that seed of doubt in your head for you. What was Sonny doing that whole time? And with who? Jumping over closer to home, she puts Spencer in the clink. Delights in his entitled ass being locked up. Gets Nikolas on her side AND tries to broker a deal with Spencer. She's just living her best life right now.
SNOT OF THE WEEK: Reserved for Ol' Esme!! She was in the PCPD demanding Spencer be let go. She was in Trina's face. She was over at Wyndemere trying to get Nikolas to get a lawyer. She even called 1-800-Better Call Scot to try to help. (Scotty ended up laughing at her and hung up). Who's got HER number? That would be Kevin. He's going to figure out she's the real "Ryan" in that relationship. Spencer might be a stubborn, mean Cassadine but she's the psychopath behind him.
GRATUITOUS CHESTULATION OF THE WEEK: We had to see Cam's abs right? HAD to know Drew has been kept in jail for how many years but is: Spray tanned, has a ton of muscle and a 6 pack! Must get a lot of protein and time in the weight room!! Yes, there was a story behind this. See that wound? Well he doesn't remember being programmed by Peter or shooting at Anna and Robert. He and Dr O figure out that it's probably Peter that had a secret into his brain left to him by his father, Faison. Just think, if Peter dies it dies with him. It's up to Victor now to have him killed. Please. PLEASE. You would make us so happy.
REPRIMAND OF THE WEEK: Austin gets a leave of absence from Britt because Brook Lynn told her he talked about Leo out of turn. The biggest take away from all this? Olivia heard the word "Autistic". That paired with his behavior tidying up Carly's office may just click with her?
THE EGG OF THE WEEK: First of all, KUDOS to the writing team for obviously consulting someone about the behaviors of some spectrum kids. This was just written to perfection. Leo gives Carly all the expired creamers. I can tell you from experience that YES, this is a thing!! LOL. Even in restaurants, it's a thing! Leo also cleans up her messy desk and asks for the Egg he sees. Also a trait. Direct and unfiltered. Carly does give it to him. The thing is: it's an EGG. Just struck me as this show's shape. LOL Faberge? No...but close!
WEAK LINK OF THE WEEK: This. ALL of this. Poor Alexis...get her out of there. Everyone else is forgiven for everything. We will still have intern Esme going to see Ryan so there's no reason to keep here there. All Alexis is now is exposition for the other stories. And PS. You CAN drop the Hayden thing. We won't mind. Really. Just drop it.
PROP OF THE WEEK: Oh that black cowboy hat!! It's causing a stir!! Carly realizes Sonny had a whole other life back in Ol' Nixon Falls. You can see it in her face; why DIDN'T Nina tell anyone about him? When Cam puts it on and parades in the kitchen, it was just a hoot. That hat is also in the photo of Nina and he that Phyllis brought back. You know that's going to come up somewhere!
LINE OF THE WEEK: While you were in the Shangri-Lah of WHOVILLE!! Ava to Nina!! Bahahaaha.
NOTICE there was no "scene of the week". I honestly couldn't choose. There were all of Nina's great lines and scenes; Sonny and Jason...Jarly and also Nina and Mike. Doesn't happen often but this week, there were way too many!
WEEK IN A WUBSHELL:
Phyllis gives Nina Mike's broken watch; Nina gives it back to Sonny
Carly realizes she doesn't know what Sonny's life was like while he was "dead"
Sonny realizes his wife and BFF were falling for each other
Esme tries and fails to get Spencer out of jail
Ava gives Spencer a deal; he doesn't take it
Britt calls Jason for help; Jason complies
Olivia finds out people think Leo might be on the spectrum
Austin is sidelined because he talked about a patient out of turn
Dr O tends to Drew; they figure out Peter is programming him
Dante and Sam reach Greece; Robert finds out about the compound and Victor being alive
Gladys can't stay out of Brando and Sasha's life
SPOILERS: Curtis and Portia have a stalker, Robert confronts Victor, Spencer goes before the judge and Olivia and Ned talk about Leo. Get them all on Daytime Diagnosis
WHY am I so excited about this whole show direction? I love--and I mean LOVE when two characters have a secret that they hold dear just for each other. Even if they aren't together, they have that 'one thing' that's only theirs. That's how the Nina and Sonny story is going to play out I think. No one went through what they did with Lenny. No one but them can relate to what Phyllis is grieving for. That's why she needs to stay in town; she's their linchpin. Carly and Jason also have ties that bind they can't go back on no matter how hard they try. Jason might be turning on and off but if push comes to shove, will Carly still come first? Who else has this? Spencer and Trina. She knows the 'real' him and saw him as "Victor'. Esme can't get into that space. GH hasn't played soft beats between old couples in awhile. When they are done, they seem done. I'm hoping this story is a real story. AND there's a Cassadine adventure going on with some of my fave characters. Is it mainly the same story as the last mind-meld? Yep...but this might end in Peter's death so.. worth it!
I could list the things I want to happen or to change but this blog is now a novel and I'm sure you have things to do. Thanks for reading, I really appreciate it. Leave a comment about how YOU'RE feeling about the show.