September 12, 2003
(Take a deep breath and smile - only a couple spoilers.)
Hmm, what to write, what to
write. On my trusty little tablet, I have a total of one page of notes
for GH. I watched and enjoyed but was too tired to concentrate on the
offbeat. So this is what Iím gonna do. I am going to fast forward my
tape through this weekís episodes and write about whatever hits me.
Ready? Think fastÖ..
Emily returned the bracelet
given to her by Nickolas and managed to convey how touched she was by the
gift while she explained why it would be wrong to keep and wear it. ďIt
was the most meaningful gift anyoneís ever given me. And if things had
worked out differently, I would have been honored to wear it for the next
60 years.Ē Nice for Nickolas that his gift was returned and I think he
left her room feeling better than when he entered.
I thought there was a rule that women always
In one of my favorite scenes
all week, Faith became giddy at the thought of running away to New York
City with Ric. She practically skipped from the room as she left to pack.
Ric makes Faithís day when he says, ďOK, Faith, you
fly to New York with me but I get the window seat.
And you have to give me your little bag of snack
Big Alice needs a bonus. I
bet dressing teenage groupies wasnít in her job description as Cynthia
displayed herself in Neddy Eddyís bed.
You put your right arm in, you put your right arm
You put your right arm in and you shake it all
Letís make something
perfectly clear. A.J. DID NOT push Carly down the stairs. I was
there. I saw the episodes. A.J. and Carly argued on the stairs. Carly
yanked herself away from A.J., lost her balance, and tumbled down the
stairs. Sonny told Jason his second child wasnít born because A.J. pushed
Carly down the stairs. On A.J.ís behalf, I protest this revision of
Sonny told Faith, ďI told you
to do something. You didnít do it. Right? So now, youíre gonna have to
pay for the consequences.Ē I started laughing. Really? Faithís gonna
pay? Iíll believe that when I see it. Whatís he going to do? Take away
her black clothes and force her to wear plaid? Faith had a great reply
but I donít think Sonny appreciated her answer, ďOh really? Clue. I
donít work for you. Iím not your wife. And Iíve never obeyed anyone in
my life.Ē The concept that Faith refuses to be controlled by Sonny is an
idea that Sonny is unable to process.
See that broken headlight, Faith? With my X-Ray
I can tell thatís where Lizís body tried shake hands
with your car.
For the record, I volunteer
to go away with Jason whenever, wherever. And Iíll confess all my
problems whether I have any or not while he gazes at me with those
understanding tender eyes. ďIf you canít trust anything else. Just trust
that I love you.Ē Sigh. ďOK,Ē my sappy insides answered.
Jason gazes into Courtneyís eyes and compels her
To confess her deepest emotions.
ďAnd when I was three my puppy died.Ē
ďAnd when I was five I lost my favorite lunch box.Ē
ďAnd when I was 12 I had a big pimple right on my
ďAnd when I was 16 Johnny Taylor dumped me for
GH today was a layer cake of
age groups. First, there were scenes with Maxie, Kyle, Georgie and Dillon
as they decided how to handle Kyleís witnessing of Lizís hit and run.
Next we saw the musketeers Ė Emily, Nickolas, Liz, Lucky and Zander as
they rallied around Liz. Then Sonny, Faith and Scotty had a scene in the
garage by Ricís car. All the demographics were addressed except the very
young and very old.
Tuesday must be demographic rating day.
Sonny visited Ric as he sat
in handcuffs at the PCPD accused of running down Elizabeth, which
mistakenly made Ric believe that Sonny cared. He asked for Sonnyís help
in convincing Elizabeth that he didnít roll over her with his car and then
couldnít believe that Sonny wouldnít go to bat for him. Silly Ric,
thinking Sonny cares.
ďSonny, I know you love me. You have to, Iím your
ďFeel the hand around you neck, Ric? Think about
the wire, Ric.Ē
Liz canít see, Bobbi showed
up for a day, and Emily walks with a cane? Whatís up with that?
Hey, Liz, whatcha doiní on the floor?
ďYeah, Liz, can I play too?Ē
Dillonís wonderful expressive
face told a whole story of what Faith might be doing to parts of their
bodies off camera, while Faith played blackmail and seduce the minor.
Tickle, tickle, want to play?
I canít believe I just wrote that.
Newsflash! Jason without a
shirt! Pfft! lasted about 2 seconds, doesnít count. I liked that
Courtney confessed her fear to Jason regarding the pills. ďIíve been
taking them a lot. All right, Iíve been taking them too much. And Iím
afraid that Iím not going to be able to stop.Ē I liked that Jason
supported her and asked how she wanted to handle the problem. What I want
to know is how feeding the plants Hydrocodone is meaningful. Throwing
them away in the ocean is significant. Burying them in the sand is
significant. Dumping them in the plants really doesnít move temptation
very far away.
Peek-a-boo. Now you see the chest, now you donít.
A new concept in plant food, drugs for the
I just liked the picture.
Isnít it amazing that Liz was
smacked by a car, suffered scraped corneas and a little cut on her
forehead and isnít even sore? Talk about miraculous!
Iím not holding a pity party until Liz
shows me blood and guts.
The idea of Sonny and Carly
doing Lamaze together tickles my funny bone. One scene, just one scene is
all I want to see of Sonny and Carly in class learning to breathe.
Poor Lydia-Boop excluded from
the magic that binds Emily and Nickolas. Because her character practices
calculating, but behaves like an ingťnue, I canít read her, which makes me
crazy. When she figures out her personality, Iíll practice tolerance.
Until then, I consider it open season on Lydia (Betty)Boop-Cassadine. One
benefit of her scene with Emily on Thursday was the presentation of
Emilyís new expression, which conveyed jealousy. Good one, Em.
Perky Lydia says, ďIím just so happy to be Mrs.
Nickolas Cassadine and youíre not.Ē
Emily says, ďWell, honey, you can have his name, you
can even have his baby, but
youíll never beat my record for the most hunks
sitting by my bedside in this town.Ē
When Nickolas and Lydia
kissed, I expected Lucky to walk in without knocking to ask an inane
question about Stefan or Darius. Be honest now, did the idea occur to
Whereís Lucky, the Nickolas and Lydia marriage bed
Dillon the FBI agent,
apprehending Georgie, the notorious drug runner for Alcazar was better
than warm, dry feet on a cold, rainy day. Why do farmers receive a bad
rap as dumb hicks wearing overalls?
Now listen up, Pardner, you done caught the bad
Just mosey on inside and wait for your ree-ward.
Anyone believe that Courtney
has conquered her jealousy regarding the suddenly restored friendship
between Jason and Liz? Not me. I enjoyed Jason and Lizís conversation in
the hospital. Maybe they make better friends than they would have
lovers. Since Courtneyís firmly ensconced in the Fab Four storyline, I
guess our chances of knowing remain only a slim possibility for the
Really Jason, Iím so secure that I donít mind if you
visit poor pathetic run over blind Liz.
But Iím going to eavesdrop just in case.
Dreaming that I ran over
someone would definitely freak me out! The clues seem to be leaning
towards Courtney, but the promo shows three suspects - Sonny, Faith and
Ric. Maybe A.J.ís the culprit. Scapegoat for most despicable deeds in
Port Charles, hit and run would be right up his alley.
Courtney argues with herself, ďIím driving this
time. No, Iím driving.
You drove last time. Give me the keys, Iím
Delusional personalities, donít let delusional
personalities drive on drugs.
Did anyone else yell, ďTake
off the coat!Ē at Carly?
I liked Katrinaís comment, ďBut itís
Judge Farmer decides Kristina's fate
Must we endure more
scenes with this woman?
prepares dinner for Zander, but he is called away by Alexis.
Where and when did Emily
learn to cook? Perhaps itís the beginning of a new storyline as Alexis
saves Zander from Emilyís attempts to keep house and cook for her man.
Since sheís unable to handle a power outage, I canít see her cleaning a
bathroom or knowing how to plug in and turn on a vacuum.
makes use of tough love for Liz's sake
Gee, I hope his brand of
tough love doesnít involve the panic room and a chain. Heís already tried
that ploy and it didnít work well for him.
Capelli is working for Alcazar!
If Taggert were still running
the show, Capelli wouldnít have taken a bribe from the dark side. Isnít
it scary that the only two known cops in the PCPD are Capelli and Lucky?
I had a soapbox moment this
afternoon and since I feel like venting, I guess I am going to let loose
here. Let me preface my little angst by saying that I hold teachers in
highest regard. Any person able to lock himself in a room for 8 hours a
day with a positive attitude and teach children of any age deserves
respect. However, donít think that I am not aware that the stress of a
teaching position makes for the occasional need to lash out. What, ask
teachers with innocent eyes, could I possibly mean? Well, Iíll tell ya.
Iím talking about projects, which require posterboard, markers, Styrofoam
balls, wire, glue, scissors, etc. These projects are a teacherís revenge
upon parents. I see my sonís science teacher at home this weekend
relaxing, maybe lazing on the couch watching a movie on Lifetime, and
every few minutes breaking out in a gleeful smile, maybe even in maniacal
laughter, at the thought of parents and children ransacking Hobby Lobby
and Wal-Mart searching for crafty items to use in the construction of a
plant or animal cell. Why must we build such a thing? Itís
not like the kids canít be forced into memorizing the parts and
identifying them in numerous quizzes. Oh no, we must create; we
must become crafty. And for people like me, that would be the
noncrafty type, such projects make for nightmarish afternoons in which
I try to help my son work the glue gun and not get in his way. Nothing
like a little torture for the perfectionist since glue guns and I are not
best friends and my son doesnít seem to have inherited the glue gun gene
either. I am certain itís not a teaching tool, no matter how forcefully
teachers may protest. Itís payback, pure and simple.
Thanks for letting me vent.
May your week be filled with extraordinary ideas. Thanks for stopping
As always, my thanks to Terry who works so hard on her
screen caps site.
Letís think outside the box.