A few twists and surprises for me this week, huge outcry on Twitter and a few interesting speculations and here we are! It's SUNDAY already.
I put that baby up there because she's adorable and I needed adorable today. It was a serious week on the show and that face makes it better.
Let's GO GO
I almost considered not writing this week just because I'm a soap watcher that glosses over quite a few major 'concerns' due to the fact of "it's a soap" and probably my age. Hell, I thought Luke and Laura were the greatest love story for awhile ...so what do I know? Seems that my concerns over the teens not checking on Trina during the drugging story was magnified by 1000x and also presented with problems over the whole nature of the story. To me? Kids, cabin, drugging sex tape.. evil character--par for the course. Optics? Didn't think about Trina being the black girl who got the brunt of everything and her white friends (especially Joss) just not being there for her. . Because...I'm white so I didn't think of it in those terms. Ergo, bear with me when I summarize.
I do have some perspective from someone I admire and is also a soap-watcher-blogger. Ryan of TV Source wrote this on twitter: (when the podcast is up I will give you a heads up and a link)
TRICK OF THE WEEK: The teens went skiing and played a game of "Never Have I Ever" . I was happy that for once, this seemed normal for their age. Then, Esme drugs Trina who goes into the bathroom in obvious distress. As the four argue, no one goes in to check on her. They believe her when Esme says she's asleep in the bathroom. Spencer and Esme leave and Cam and Joss make the love. All caught on camera that Esme set up. Was it live streaming? Was she using Trina's phone? Esme was shown having a burner when she was looking at her drugs. I think she's going to blackmail Cam and or Joss into breaking up? Or just get Trina looking like she destroyed them? I don't know. I DO know that this whole thing is a mess from beginning to end. Obviously, GH has a way to go in getting diverse writers for break-down and dialog let alone all over story.
By the way, even in the dinosaur age when I was a teen/young-adult we checked on each other if one of us was passed-out.
PRICK OF THE WEEK: Who's the biggest douche in all of this? SPENCER. I mean, I get it. She's your girlfriend but you have a big connection with Trina, your friends are telling you what a jerk she is and you... just leave WITH her!!!
DICK OF THE WEEK: Oh for THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY IN SOAPS --WHY?? Ok, the baby story has to come to an end, we all get that. Maxie is in the woods with Austin, Mama and Felicia. Valentin is with Martin figuring things out. Victor already figured it all out and goes to tell Peter. He's a Cassadine for sure! Why does Victor tell Peter? TO GET THE KEY to DREW'S BRAIN. Um.. why? I'm still flumbuttoxed about that. If you want people killed, just hire someone? I mean?? Well, anyway, Peter ends up seeing Bailey-Louise in the hallway. Brook thinks he might know the truth. Chase poo-poos that idea. We all know where this is going.
SLICK OF THE WEEK: Not only did you tell Peter the Bailey secret, you kidnapped your own son because he found out the truth. How Helena of you. Note to self: Don't ever go in the GH Parking Lot--it's nothing but trouble. ** NOTE: I think the kidnapping of Valentin is so that JPS can go film his new primetime show for Disney.
PICK OF THE WEEK: So many great Sonny scenes this week. He's descending into his mania and Maurice just plays it perfectly. As someone that is diagnosed with bi-polar disorder, I'm sure this has been close to his heart. He goes from wildly trying to get Carly back, renting out The Savoy to finally trying to build a heated house for his girls out in the yard. Dante was the first to realize something may be off with his Dad and it's curious he wasn't around for subsequent scenes. Instead, they had Nina find Sonny at The Savoy and convince him to go home. While she realizes he's off his meds, she ends up calling Britt. Britt gives medical advice but not much else. Nina does NOT call anyone in Sonny's family citing Sonny 'doesn't want her to' (um, NO..he's not thinking clearly). We did get wonderful scenes during Sonny's final revelation that yes, he needs to go to GH.
KISS OF THE WEEK: Maxie shuts Austin up by kissing him. Do I want them together? Not after seeing he and Britt together. The whole woods thing was weird. I suppose it was to make Austin realize Maxie was talking to someone else (Brook Lynn). Still, it wasn't very suspenseful or interesting. At ONE Point I thought that the kids might go get help for Trina and end up finding Austin. They aren't in the same area but we don't know that.
YOGA SNARK OF THE WEEK: Namaste! Ava and Carly spar over Avery. Ava wants to see her more and is angry Carly took her to Bobbie's. I mention this scene because, as per usual-- Ava is magnificent. Sasha also popped in, seemingly coked to the gills and the girls were concerned. Carly and Brook talking was also a bit unexpected.
YES, THAT'S KRISTINA OF THE WEEK: Yep. One for one day. Then that other bartender guy was on the entire time. Come to find out, he's Katelyn MacMullen's (Willow) RL Boyfriend. Of course, it seems if Krissy's on, Molly isn't. Can't win for losin'.
ACCENT CHECK OF THE WEEK: I'm used to Martin's genteel lilt now..but watching Peter switch into a British accent was just stunning. Really? you take on the speech patterns of the person you're sharing scenes with? Yes, Peter has "actor emoted" before...but this was a whole other thing.
FACE OF THE WEEK: Britt. Just because I loves her. She was telling Peter off so.. that's a win-win.
PROP OF THE WEEK: Harmony gives Alexis a saying for her desk. They are trying hard with these two; even Kristina seems to approve. Of course, Alexis is saying "No friendship" so we'll see where it goes. Also very interesting they don't mention Diane. Her BFF for years. Diane was just on with Carly but no scenes with Alexis. Hmmm...
|Did she steal Dr. Collin's prescription pad?
WEEK IN A WUBSHELL:
Alexis gets her office at The Invader: Harmony comes to visit
Curtis and Stella talk about Marshall, no real headway
Marshall and Epiphany talk about the fact she wanted to become a doctor
Sasha seems to be suspiciously upbeat after Liam's death
Brando realizes he needs help dealing with his grief
Sonny has a manic episode; Nina takes him home, calls Britt
Sonny finally goes to GH but has to wait too long. A talk with Brando might stop him leaving
Teens go to the cabin; Esme drugs Trina. Trina gets ill
Cam and Joss make love for the first time, Esme films it
Austin almost figures out Bailey is Louise
Valentin figures out Bailey is Louise
Victor figures out Bailey is Louise
Victor tells Peter Bailey is Louise
SPOILERS: Kristina and Sonny get a scene together! Dr O will be on next week, Spencer is headed to prison, Ned and Olivia renew their vows and Laura is suspicious of Victor.
NEWS: Kin Shriner posted he's on his way back to Port Charles so we can look forward to Scotty back in PC in about 2-3 weeks!
That's a wrap. I saw nothing in the spoilers about that tape so I don't think it was a live stream. Esme will probably blackmail Cam into leaving Joss ? I don't even know. Let's see what happens. Let's also see if anything was edited out of the part of checking on Trina. I also didn't notice any Peter/Baby spoilers --meaning it's going to be MORE time before that's resolved. :eyeroll: I'm feeling the weight of a giant cast again. That leads to the ability to spin things out for a lifetime because you can jump around so much.
Snow? We still have about a foot here with more coming every day. We're used to it --but the cold? It's been single digits and only into the teens for so long!! Thanks for reading and stay safe.