Sunday, April 10, 2022

Sunday Surgery: Party Royale

 


So, a bit of a different week in that Carly was only on ONE day and there were other stories on the move with little twists and turns.  I was entertained and happy. Can't get much more than that!  SO much character interaction between stories and I love a good soapy tapestry. 

Hang on to your lipstick and lets get going! 




CORPORATE PARTY OF THE WEEK:  I don't know about you but the Deception party just snuck right up o us?? One day Lucy is talking about "entertainment" ...Brook is writing a song and then BAM!! They are back from NYC and the party is in full force at The Savoy. While I appreciated all the ladies (Felicia, Anna, Lucy, Maxie, Brook...) and the twist: WU IS A STOCK HOLDER!! I was really stumped on this one. Wasn't Amy going to sing Brook's song??  Wasn't Chase going to agree to do it last minute and look longingly into Brook Lynn's eyes? Didn't Lucy say there was going to be 'acts' like the Nurses Ball? What happened?? Sonny was also seen saying he was going to go...got on a suit then was back at the same set (gym) net show. Something got cut. Very strange indeed. There was also NO social media on this. NONE. Lynn Herring did a better job on IG with still photos than the show. :eyeroll: 

HOUSE PARTY OF THE WEEK:  In an abrupt sequence, Curtis is all of a sudden plopped at his house with Portia and throwing a house warming do for 'close fam and friends". Drew shows up; Aunt Stella is there and of course, Marshall drops by. Seems TJ thought he should be invited. Stella and Marshall talk on the patio and she tells him to keep lying, it's too much to tell the truth. Must be bad? Anyway, Stella then has a big old panic attack and is taken to GH. I really liked Trina and Marshall's talk. Good stuff. 


PITY PARTY OF THE WEEK:  Esme isn't pregnant. Sad. But Glad...but sad. Not sure how I feel about this one. No, we don't need another baby on GH but come on--SO SOAPY. A Cassadine Heir to boot!! Nelle on Steroids because Ryan's the grandfather. But alas, Negative. Now we wait to see if Spencer's brain heals from his stupidity. 


DREAM OF THE WEEK:  In a great fake out...Liz says good bye to Laura and finds someone in her house. SHE's DREAMING!! It was actually done very well and I was surprised. The other little twist is that he wrote "Don't Forget Me" on a paper in the living room where she was sleeping. Fresh paint. WHO could have gotten in there? Liz was dumb enough to disarm the alarm because the "boys kept forgetting" and Dante tells her no one on the police detail assigned to her house saw anything. It's also obvious no one thought to set up a nanny-cam in the house because well, that would be too easy. Liz freaks out, wants to send her kids to Laura's and stay in her house alone as to not put anyone in danger. Huh? Is that a plan? Still hoping for a juicy DID story for Becky! 



JOB OF THE WEEK:  Poor Brad. He finally finds a decent position (Patient advocate) through Britt and Terry (rightfully so) shoots it down. Given Brad's history, it does make sense. He says he'll even take an orderly job to get back into GH. They agree. While he's leaving the office, Amy stops him and screams for security. LOL. He has a ways to go PLUS defying his aunt. 


EMPRESS WU OF THE WEEK:  First off: Who doesn't love a good blackmail on a soap?!! Seems 'ol Selina knew Faison (squee!) and that Britt was out doing evil deeds with him for a few years. :Twiriing: She's going to use it to make Britt do her bidding with Brad!!! We also learn she's got stock in Deception and hey, I'm all for her being in Deception's face. OR BEING The Face of Deception!!  :Giggle: Maybe she'll launch a perfume or a pallet and do some Tik Toks. Skin Car line perhaps?? Then, she goes to Sonny and basically convinces him to let her run a gaming empire in Port Charles sadly gone "since Luke Spencer left town".  Yes, please. Gamble away!!  FINALLY (yes, there's more) at the end of Friday's show, Curtis calls her to say he's going to be interested in the deal to have the games held at The Savoy!! He wants her to get that file because no one else will. 


QUEEN AVA OF THE WEEK:   Spectacular. Simply. The. Best. Why?? Well, while ding and dong Nikolas and Spencer are all falling for Esme's Soapy 101 Vixen tears, she knows the score. 


KING VICTOR OF THE WEEK: So handsome and charming. Such an accent. Trying to convince Laura he wants to save the world. I really think this will come down to some sort of Climate-Change Fix. It keeps with the "weather" theme of the Cassadines and could be noble. So what if he had to kill Luke Spencer to do it? Luke was in Amsterdam so long I don't care. Plus, it gives Laura airtime. Yes please. 


WILEY OF THE WEEK:  OH. MY. GAWD. (Janice; Friends) . I've said it before, I'll say it again, let Nina take that kid out for some fries and call it a day. But Noooooooooooooooo, let's talk about him NON-stop until I'm ready to punch someone. Nina's going for Grandparent's visits and Michael is trying to have a shady Smaltz guy write a hit-piece on her to sway public opinion. She did after all, steal a baby fresh outta the womb. (BUT! Who's counting!!).  I hope there comes a point where I don't hear this kid's name for years. SO redux of Edward "My Great- Grandson" Quartermaine. That wasn't my favorite either. 


SURPRISE OF THE WEEK:   Anna tries to call Valentin about The Ice Princess and he's going to voice mail. We next see a Tropical Jennifer Smith sitting bar side talking to someone on the phone about taking over the "East Coast"soon. A dashing "French" Sea Captain walks up and starts charming her. YEP, it's Val. AND.. OMG Felicia and Anna are there too and Valentin puts the diamond in Jennifer's safe. He's working WITH VICTOR to set her up for the murder of Luke!! OH delicious because I love a great Cassadine caper/twist. 


NO SURPRISE-SURPRISE OF THE WEEK:  Did ANYONE not see this coming?? It's been a rumor on twitter for literal years. Nina actually had twins and they were Nelle and Willow. One was sold on the black market ...and one given to Harmony. Will this make Willow any more interesting? I'm saying NOPE. It will however, get Harmony into a situation with Neil's brother where she may have to kill him too. I really hope Nelle comes back because good-evil sister just make me want to watch. BTW, Harmony was awesome in her scenes. Just superb. 


OUT OF THE BLUE OF THE WEEK:  Who's this?? Gregory?? WHY? So, Finn and Chases' dad shows up for a visit after how long and no mention? I don't even remember when he left but I think it was the height of Chases' poisoning? Just random. Was it to bash Brook Lynn so Chase could defend her? Um, okay? 



DIMPLES OF THE WEEK: Just had to recognize NinSon here because I do like Sonny. Now. I like his softer side. Sure they have flaws but after watching CarSon for decades, it's refreshing to have another tale to watch. He was also flashin' those dimps at Ms Wu. Awesome-sauce! 


CHEAP SET OF THE WEEK: I had to laugh because the "Tropical" Set was EXACTLY like the Greece set and the bar the same. Same place and everything. Less "Grecian Tiles" and  plate smashing and more steel-guitar. Not to take away from Felicia and Anna however!! 


WEEK IN A WUBSHELL: 

Chase defends Brook Lynn to his father

Deception Party goes off at The Savoy; Sasha does drugs but nothing comes of that...

Ms. Wu is a surprise shareholder in Deception

Harmony is blackmailed by Neil's brother, Brenden because Willow is Nina's daughter

Michael gets Smaltz (no idea the spelling) to drop charges in exchange for a 5 part story

Marshall triggers a panic attack in Stella 

Curtis agrees to Wu's terms to get the classified sealed file on his father

Sonny agrees to Wu's terms about gaming in PC

Felicia and Anna go to the tropics to bid on the Ice Princess but the WSB arrests Jennifer Smith for possession of said diamond and the murder of Luke Spencer. 

Valentin is revealed to have set Jennifer up on behalf of Daddy Victor

Victor thinks he and Laura can be a  great big happy family

Esme is not pregnant

Ava leaves, then moves back into Wyndemere to stake her place 

Elizabeth dreams of an intruder but then finds a note written to her while she was asleep

Brad gets a job as an orderly at PC; His aunt gives Britt an ultimatum however: DON'T hire my nephew or your Fiason-Evil Doings will be exposed!! 


NEWS OF THE WEEK: Finola Hughes celebrates 37 years on GH!! Yes, she took some time away but still, such an icon. Love her and her British ways! 


SPOILERS FOR NEXT WEEK:  Things move along in the GrandMa Nina case,  Jordan and Curtis see each other on the docks, Stella remembers a bit more about not mailing the divorce papers and Laura helps a stressed out Aiden. 



WUBS LECTURE OF THE WEEK: I'm ending this blog on a personal soap-box of my own and I hope you'll indulge me. I am so tired of people commenting (not here, mostly FB and Twitter) about how they hate/dislike/won't watch the show because their faves aren't together anymore. OR they want so and so to realize something that's obvious. IT'S A SOAP and yes, I hate it when people say that BUT IT'S A SOAP DAMN IT!! lol.. If people were together and happy, IT WOULD BE SO DULL!! I love really weird things happening and twists and lovers apart. Ava and Nikolas sparring is so much more everything than them being happy. Esme coming between Trina and Spencer? Um.. CLASSIC!! Anyway, that's all I have to say. Watching anything for one couple or pairing is just setting yourself up for frustration. If you don't like the story, that's one thing. But not watching because your faves aren't all happy and sunshine? Um.. why? Do what you want but I'm really hoping that we have our soap for a long time to come. That's all! 

Thanks for reading and Cheers!! 

27 comments:

  1. Good AM and excellent SS! If Smaltz is spelled Shmaltz, that means chicken fat, LOL. I thought it was a pretty good week, too. Loved watching Harmony and the Deception party and surprise were good. Nik and Spence are still idiots but they will learn the truth at some point hopefully. By the way, I was at an event yesterday-met TRISTAN, Marcus, Kelly T, Johnny Wactor and the kids, Eden, Will and Nicholas. They were all so nice! Kelly is gorgeous and looks like a model. The kids are very bright and articulate, and love the actress playing Esme. Johnny is very funny and humble, but the star was Tristan. He is an absolute riot and doesn’t hold back on his opinions of storylines and writing. He said that after 40 years on the show what can they do to him. He thinks we shouldn’t be looking back to storylines like the Ice Princess but moving ahead with new stuff. So much fun!
    LindaV

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    1. LindaV, I am so jealous. I bet that was so, so much fun. Where was the event if you don't mind me asking? I have loved Tristan all these years. He is so much fun on the show and sounds like the same IRL.

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    2. It was in Arlington, VA. One other thing, Tristan said Holly will never come back because Emma has long Covid. He spoke to her recently. That’s too bad.
      LindaV

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    3. Oh, that is so sad about Emma Samms. She must really not feel well, or have underlying conditions now. COVID is so terrible.

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    4. Sounds like you had a fantastic time. I would have loved hearing what Tristan had to say! And yes, what a shame about Emma. I love her and Holly!

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    5. Tristan is featured on MB's YouTube show "State of Mind" today at 1:00 EDT.

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  2. You are 100% right in that last paragraph, Karen. Why do people make threats about not watching anymore if things don't go their way? Who do they think will care if they stop watching? We all have characters and stories we don't like. Even some actors and actresses that we don't like... but we aren't fair weather fans.

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    1. You are so right, Karen - it's a soap!!! I love to hate certain characters, especially when the actors are so good. There are so many really, really great actors on GH, veterans and newbies. I love to hate Esme because the actress is so good. I LOVE Ava because Maura is so good. I love Valentin, well, just because. I love Anna, I love Victor, I love Britt, I loved Faison! As you can see, I could go on and on. I love a good soapy story. Why watch if everyone is happy? We watch because of the conflicts, and the craziness that wouldn't occur in real life. That's what a soap is all about!

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    2. Agreed. If you don't like a character or an actress or even a couple, fast forward.

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  3. Thanks Karen for another wonderful SS. You are "awesome sauce" yourself. My husband loves that saying. I thought he invented it. lol

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  4. I am still confused. Why would Valentin work for Victor after what Victor did to him? Is Val just playing Victor to get back at him? I haven't been able to watch much since I started my new job. Wonder if I am missing something.

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  5. Lynn Herring, Finola Hughes, Genie Francis, Kristina Wagner look so fabulous. Wow. PLEASE keep poor Genie out of the blazers that look like drapes though. She looked so beautiful the other day in the red/hot pink blazer.

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    1. Oh, and please keep Charles Shaughnessy on General Hospital. He's been fabulous, and Karen you are right; charming, handsome and sexy accent.

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  6. I didn't miss snarly at all. I do enjoy sonny with nina. nice to see a different side to sonny. and finola looked gorgeous all week. and I know I'm the only 1 who likes esme.

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    1. I don't like Esme, but she is good and soapy and a good actress. I think we would all like Snarly better if she was on only twice a week or something. Every day is too much; give others more airtime like Robert and Mac etc.

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    2. I like Esme. The actress plays the part so well.

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    3. We are supposed to dislike Esme, but I love that we're all rooting her on as an actress. She is so good!

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    4. BUT IF she is found guilty of the video, then she will go to jail or be like Peter----no way back------I still think trina is found innocent and Esme is just never found guilty.....otherwise, I don't see how this plays out.

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  7. I really enjoyed this week. Anna and Flea looked gorgeous and Val is really working for Victor? Color me confused, but I'm in! As you said Harmony was awesome on the docks, and I like the fact that Willow is Nina's daughter. That being said I am SO sick of Nina that I can't see straight.

    I want Liz's story front and center. This is dragging out way too long.

    Thanks for the Sunday read, it's always a pleasure!

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  8. This week on "GH" overall was an improvement over the past few. Although I only realized it after the fact, I think part of it is that Carly was only on once. She has been so overused in recent years. Also, let Carly grow and change a bit and, most of all, let some characters put her in her place occasionally. (End of soapbox.)

    It was great seeing Laura, Ava, Anna and Felicia so much. Love them all.

    Karen, that is an interesting idea about the "climate change fix." I had been trying to figure out what Victor was referring to in his chat with Laura, and that makes perfect sense.

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  9. Thanks for another great SS. It was a good week but you make it all sound even better.
    The Ice Princess redo has me confused. Luke probably isn't even dead. In the past when Valentin spoke French to Charlotte he sounded authentic, but his French accent was hysterical. Needs work.
    I too wonder what happened with the two parties. Timing was mixed up. Curtis was "plopped" in his house, with different clothing.
    I was sick of "WileyWileyWiley" four years ago. His name will not go away especially now.

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  10. I'm guessing Valentin was "conditioned" after he was thrown in the trunk and kidnapped. That event never made much sense. Thanks for the surgery.

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  11. Where is Roger Howarth? Is he leaving the show? Is there anything out there with his status with the show?

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  12. He was@ the Deception party & was in scenes with Maxie& Brook Lynn.

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  13. More Brookie/Chase not just one scene a week. I will watch daily no matter what, every since 1982. Sadly happy couples are boring!

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    1. Maybe just one evil couple could be a happy couple yet reek havoc continuously. It looked like Ava and Nik could be that until he became stupid over Esme.

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