October 10, 2003
(Someday I’m going to try spoiler free. But not this week.)
I knew I was
in trouble when I found myself in the middle of Thursday and I’d only
watched part of Tuesday’s episode and Wednesday’s show was waiting for
me. On Thursday, I weighed two shows on one hand and Thursday where I
knew Jason was going to be romantic in France with Courtney. If you just
laughed and thought to yourself, “Of course she watched Thursday first.”
You know me well.
I’m a sap. I admit it. I love this
Courtney in France played like chapters of a Harlequin Romance in between
other more grim storylines. Romantic, but not cheesy. Happy, but not
feigned cheeriness. Jason was appropriately Jason when he chased down the
guy not so subtly flirting with Courtney, while Courtney drew me in with
her surprise and joy at seeing Carly and Sonny in the garden as they
prepared to say their vows. Let me pause a moment to say I loved
Courtney’s dress - beautiful, but not traditional. Sonny’s plane must be
a concord jet because that’s the only way they could’ve arrived so
quickly. The blatant disregard of Carly’s about-to-give-birth condition
is so ridiculous, I’m not even going to address it. Pfft! One bit made
me laugh when Jason suggested to Courtney that they return to their room
after the ceremony and close out the world and Courtney worried that
perhaps they were ashamed and hiding away. I distinctly remember poking
fun at Courtney a few months ago for wanting to keep their relationship
hushed so they could live in their “own little world.” My how things
If you’re happy and you know it just
If you’re happy and you know it buy
If you’re happy and you know it,
Then the script will surely show it.
If you’re happy and you know it try
championship blue ribbon should be awarded to Carly and her Brave Face.
“Sonny, I need you to come with me to see Bobbi.” Things are definitely
off kilter when Carly states an outright need but Sonny must go and sit at
Lily’s grave to wait for her next appearance, her next message. Even
though emotionally, Carly’s carrying the full load for her family, she’s
still trying to fix Sonny’s world. Yeah, yeah, Sonny’s thinks he’s saving
his family by moving out, but Carly’s gonna snap at some point. It was
telling that she waited to freak out over the baby’s heart problem until
Sonny was gone and Jason, her safe haven, was there to offer support.
Jason tells Carly the usual stuff.
You are brave and strong. Sonny
Sonny and Carly should pay him
Sonny, “I did not survive the panic room for this.” but Sonny couldn’t
process the words. I can see and feel Sonny’s gut wrenching fear for his
family, especially since he’s seeing Lily’s ghost. But how far is too far
when it comes to weighing what Lily’s says against what his family needs?
Carly’s Brave Face
Jason and Courtney doing the romance dance, I also liked when Alcazar
approached Sonny at the P.C. Grille. The scene was low key, but it amazes
me how these two actors can throw power into a scene. It’s not fireworks;
it’s more like rolling thunder waiting to explode or two trains on a
Can you hear the roar, feel the
rush? They’re gonna collide soon.
and Jason’s new go-to surveillance guy, might be interesting. I like that
he talks back to Jason and Sonny.
Zander and Zander, instead of responding with anger, looked at her and
asked, “Do you have a button that automatically clicks to defend
Nikolas?” Zander’s just so impressively mature the last few weeks I find
myself completely on his side. I know, Emily’s been honest, but Zander
called it right when he said she seems to like the attention while he and
Nikolas hurt. I liked that Zander fostered the drama as he casually
mentioned to Emily that he had a thing for Carly while she was gone. What
a concept. Zander had a life while Emily was out of town. He pegged
Emily’s outrage perfectly when he told her she was looking for a way out
of their marriage and hoping he’d be the one to leave so she wouldn’t have
to take responsibility for the break up. Zander informed Emily, “I
deserve better.” Yeah Zander, you do.
Oops, somebody pressed Emily’s
button, her eyes light up and she scolds Zander.
“Emily, while you were gone I had no
love interest so they
Kept throwing me in scenes with
Carly and then Liz.
You understand, a few brushes with
danger and pretty soon it’s unplanned sex.”
some honesty for ya. Zander pulls at my heartstrings. Nikolas and Emily
kissing in the elevator on Friday? Hot! I can honestly say that I’ve
never felt pulled in opposite directions in a triangle this way before.
So much for vows and fidelity.
Face. I flinched. No matter what Stefan’s done, Cassadine Toasty, made
me cringe. I feel kind of lost on this story because it’s moved so
quickly from Uncle steps over the line of redeemability, to burn victim,
to death by dagger on purpose. Was it suicide? Desperation? Or giving
up? I liked Stefan’s character and I always rooted for him because it was
clear that no matter how outrageous his actions, they were dictated by
love. But this time around, it seemed that he justified his actions for
love of Nik, but the actions benefited him. Steven Nichols could act with
a brick wall and draw me in. Steven Nichols and Anthony Geary keep me
glued to the scene with their larger than life personalities. Their story
has been like watching a classic movie in another language. I understand
the emotions and high drama, but the words don’t make sense. Am I the
only one feeling this way?
Maybe the meds made Stefan appear
dead and the knife plunged into his Kevlar vest.
He’s a Cassadine. It’s possible.
Stefan was gulping down outta that meds bottle? I bet it wasn’t pain
pills or antibiotics.
arrested Luke “for his own good.” Isn’t that what Lucky said when he
signed papers to commit Luke to the loony bin? Yep, I’d think a
commitment and an arrest might put a strain on a father/son relationship.
“Damn boy, you’re really starting to annoy me now!” Luke stated
succinctly. Is it any wonder Luke refused to untie Lucky on Friday?
We only learned how to work the
handcuffs in cop school.
No one mentioned ropes!
punishments go, Ned grounding Dillon for hanging around Alcazar wasn’t
outrageous. But did anyone expect Dillon to accept the punishment? I
didn’t. Being ticked at Georgie was expected since she blurted out
information guaranteed to put Edward in a snit and push Ned into adult
mode. My favorite part was Dillon’s hat. I figured he was wearing it to
the concert to hold down his hair.
Am I cute or what?
catch Jax and Ned’s secret handshake at the restaurant? Too funny!
Why does Sam
keep scratching the back of her head? I’d prefer that she move the bangs
out of her eyes.
I feel like my Grandma. Give the
girl a bobby pin or something.
guy lookin’ so fine in his power suit? Oh darn, it’s Ric. Noooottt
looking, nooooottt getting sucked in…he does look really great in that
black suit and blue tie…nope, crossing my fingers in front of the TV
screen. He’s not forgiven yet, so he has no right to parade around
looking intriguingly handsome. Scotty called Ric a weasel bringing new
meaning to the old phrase, “The pot calling the kettle black.” This
partnership in low life lawyers running Port Chuckie won’t last long
because the clash between Scotty’s shirts and Ric’s power suits will
probably cause the judges to go blind.
The snake and the weasel size each
What is it
with the men on GH and their obsession with women’s reproductive organs?
Sonny’s hauntingly psyched over Carly’s pregnancy. Ric obsessed over Liz
losing their baby to the degree that he had to have Carly’s baby.
Alcazar’s unhealthy affection for Carly was born as they bonded over
Carly’s premature labor. Stefan thought he could solve the Cassadine
financial woes by knocking up Lydia. Courtney’s recent downhill spiral
resulted from a miscarriage. It seems to me there’s a whole lot of
emphasis lately on women and their ability to bring forth offspring.
Hospital, the facility for night owls, boasts evening OB appointments and
ultrasounds for the woman on the go, while the lab runs blood work and
sends results to specialized oncologists who also keep late night hours.
Only at GH…
The hospital where doctors work at
night. Think it’s leftover vampire vibes?
Alcazar and Sonny: tensions run high as they go head
to head, and gun to gun...when darkness falls (GHH2)
Closing my eyes….predicting the future….I feel vibes….lots and lots of
AJ has Coleman sniff around Sam for info (GHH2)
Coleman, bound to be an entertaining day.
Faith touches off a massacre!!
Sonny swings into action (GHH2)
I’m just a
bloodthirsty wench because I’m definitely wondering what Faith’s up to.
And I can’t wait for Sonny to become Action/Adventure Sonny instead of
Dillon and Georgie finally make love when they
believe Dillon is on his way to Military School. (GHFF)
much for a written agreement to wait.
My Ten GH
Positives for the Week
1. Luke –
2. Lots of
uninterrupted romance between Jason and Courtney
lookin’ good in a power suit.
hasn’t offered Ric forgiveness yet.
angst over Lily’s warnings.
fighting for her marriage and against Sonny’s fear.
dumped Emily and kept his dignity.
showed a smidgeon of understanding to Dillon.
discussed his motivations with Lily/Marcella.
belief that underneath the anger, Nikolas loves him and understands his
There’s a new
project on my horizon. It’s called Giving Up The Zip. As in, I’m pouring
too much, waaayyyy too much Diet Coke down my throat and I need to change
my wicked Diet Coke ways. The problem is, I don’t want to. My
body keeps sending out distress signals like headaches and high energy,
low energy zigzags, telling me I’ve gone overboard again. But my mind and
emotions remain staunch in their view, saying plain and simple, “I don’t
I am an on
and off health nut. Meaning I’m On Monday through Friday as I eat mainly
nonprocessed foods - protein, fruits and vegetables. Simple starches and
sugar have no place on my menu. On weekends, I’m Off as I break the
healthy rules and eat what I please. I’m no Dr. Phil and I’m not making
suggestions for anyone else, this is what works for me. Except when it
comes to Diet Coke, which I consume with a passion. No 6-pack a day, I’m
way past that. If I practice the other healthy habits, why should I be
forced to give up soda? I shouldn’t. However, it’s beginning to feel
like the caffeine runs me instead of me enjoying it, which smacks of
unhealthy addiction. Time to cut back. My goal for this week - I will
only drink one can of Diet Coke in the morning and fill my 64-oz cup one
time. You are probably laughing cause that’s still a lot of soda. Yeah,
but it’s better than a can, or two, in the morning, two 64-oz refills and
a can before I go to bed. And if I become grumpy, I plan to call and
e-mail Carolyn since she’s been my inspiration to address my bad habit.
Change is possible. She did it and so can I. “But I don’t wanna,” the
little voice in my head whines insistently.
I wish you
success in eating this week. May you meet your dietary goals and fulfill
your edible dreams. Hmm, I’d be fine with easing back on Diet Coke if I
could substitute chocolate. And if wishes were horses, beggars would
ride. Thanks for stopping by.
Where would I be without screen caps?
I really, really don’t do decaf.
Soda, ice, no zip?
What’s the point? It just makes me