Well, last week was certainly FUN and OH so soapy!! I think they scrambled to cut it all so that we caught up with Friday being New Year's Eve. With the interruptions I'm not even sure we were on the correct day until then!
It's New Year's Day...meaning way too much last night !! Coffee Coffee Coffee! Let's go!
Photo thx to @Here4Sprina
WONDERFUL SUPRISE OF THE WEEK: Um.. who else jumped when Andre walked in!! How brilliant!! He was working with Victor after all and to have him pop in was just amazing. Valentin's face? Priceless LOL. People are always bitching about writers "not using history" --welp, I'm here to say kudos for this one.
VISIT OF THE WEEK: Marty, Cy and Laura--together again! Aw, Cyrus is looking out for his sis and I'm here for it. Of course, Laura already knew about the Deputy Mayor threat, right? Good scenes with top-notch actors. I really want Cyrus to get out of jail on some loophole. We've done it before, let's do it again!
VISIT TWO OF THE WEEK: Fresh from Rory's memorial, Mac and Robert go to see Heather at GH. She says she has information about the hooker and can get more from Ryan but ONLY IF she's at Spa-Jail. Heather doesn't want to go back to maximum security so they have to decide whether or not to make that happen.
WU OF THE WEEK: Oh Gladys! You in the HOLE! Now you owe Wu money and you gave her your Christmas earrings from Sasha. I really REALLY want them to show her playing poker. It would be so fun.
MILLOW OF THE WEEK: First Carly steals a file right out from under Drew's nose then this happens. Michael proposes to Willow using the ring he used the first (fake) time because it was Lila's. (It looks like Princess' Diana's btw). So these two are getting hitched. Um, you'd better hurry the fk up with the bone marrow drive because...time's a tickin'!
SELFIE OF THE WEEK: Britt and Liesl were superb in the scenes leading up to the party. Such a great mother-daughter discussion about the sins of the past and moving to what is left of the future.
PARTY OF THE YEAR: Too much fun! Britt's Bash was awesome -- and Brad and Maxie working together? Inspired. I hope they kindle that friendship. The cake, the waiters, singing, the montage was top notch. Well, a few editing snafus were noticeable for sure: Dr O didn't get to sing on screen and the whole video tribute was interrupted by Joss. But all in all just fab. Britt's send off was quite over the top for someone who was just leaving and I thought for sure she'd be the Hook's victim. I'm happy because I'll always hold out hope Kelly will be back and the whole Huntington's Disease was an invention of Victor's to be evil. Unless she IS still the victim somehow?? eek!!
Tiny Side note: missing were: Amy, Deanna, Felix and Bobbie. Would have been nice to have them there.
ALMOST COUPLE OF THE WEEK: Everyone (including me) thought they'd kiss for New Year's but it's a slow burn! They are all soapy and flirty and "pretending" to be together to lure out Esme. Very Soap 101 and I love it!!
DARK ELIZABETH OF THE WEEK: There she was...looking all glam and checking on the pregnant lady in the tower!! She also informed Finn she "lost the baby". I have to point out just how stupid Finn is because he actually said "You two can try for another" !! AHAHAHA. OMG. Ok, Finn...DERP. I'm so glad they are broken up!
SET DIRECTION OF THE WEEK: Wow, did this all look super real or what? Esme's slow build up to torching the Christmas Tree and her running out as Nikolas puts out that rager with a small extinguisher (LOL). Her running out had me yelling GO GO!! It was a great build up for what was to come as well.
JUMP OF THE WEEK: Holy hell! I was honestly thinking Esme would escape..find Daddy and all hell would break loose. Then when she went on the ledge, I thought Nikolas would go to grab her and fall instead. BUT NOPE! She just back-swan-dived off that sucker!! Squee!! So soapy and such a 2022 cliff hanger. Literally.
HOOK OF THE WEEK: Also unexpected was this little surprise!! We saw the hook on the boat- so I'm lining up victims in my head; Trina, Spencer.. yada yada. Finn leaves first and I'm all DAMN! GET FINN!! But..they actually went to the mainland and are on the docks and JOSS IS THERE! What?? Um.. Can I dare hope they do through with it? I don't think they'd lose the character or Eden but maybe her bodyguard steps in and he gets it? Either way, a surprise and another great reason to tune in Monday.
WEEK IN A WUBSHELL:
Andre Maddox helps Anna and Valentin find Victor's secret holding place
Gladys is in debt to Selina Wu because of gambling
Carly steals the file that could help find Willow's true parents
Michael and Willow get engaged
Brad and Maxie throw Britt the best birthday bash ever
Esme gets a match from a clueless Dimitius, sets her room on fire
Nikolas extinguishes it just in time to see Esme jump from the parapet
Liz tells Finn she "lost the baby"
Laura tells Nikolas he's loved and to get away from Victor
Cyrus warns his siblings
Heather tries to make a deal with Mac and Robert to keep her at Spring Ridge
Rory's memorial brought out part of the town and Sprina spun their web with a photo op
The Hooker sets their sights on a dressed up Joss who's waiting for the launch to the HS
Britt leaves her party and is ready to leave PC.
WUBS WISHES FOR 2023: So many wishes!! You know what I want: more of: Molly, TJ and Krissy for sure. Less of Cody, Drew and Austin. The Sprina story is unfolding nicely and I'm not sure if I want it complicated by a "your Daddy is not your Daddy" mess. I want more of some of the day players: Phyllis, Stella and get Felix back. Carly can really take a vacation that's not on screen and Drew can go run Aurora in Dubai. My biggest wish is a Dex recast that I get to choose but that's not going to happen! I'd like Tyler Christopher back as well. Keep the Ice Princess story ramped up for the 60th anniversary and get those vets crankin'. Wu should be front and center with the gambling House of Wu. Keep Liz with an edge. I could go on but you'd have to be here for 3 days as I list everything!! Just KEEP IT SOAPY!!
What could have been! If only they had paired these two from the beginning! How different I'd feel about Austin. *sigh* ... Good bye to Kelly/Britt and thanks to all the GH Cast, Crew and Writers for a great ride last week! Here's to 2023!!
NOTE: NO GH Monday due to Rose Parade and Games and such! See you Tuesday!