Comments through October
(Of course there are spoilers. The elephant wouldn’t fit on the page.)
there’s a day during the week that stands out. This week I thought it was
Tuesday. The scenes and dialogue drew me in (even though by the end of
the day I thought most of the males residing in Port Chuck were morons,
but that’s another paragraph) while the action kept me glued. Then I
watched Wednesday. Oh my, Wednesday’s end rated as high as a Friday
cliffhanger. When Sonny and Lorenzo both fired their guns, I kinda
gasped/screamed and had to call Carolyn. How I miss watching GH in real
time so I can call her as the show progresses. Yeah, it’s kinda
teenagerish, but it sure is fun! Then Friday’s episode aired and it was a
grabber! I love a high drama week like this!
for Jason. He looked to the east, looked to the west, but the action kept
happening elsewhere. Even wearing his Super J leather jacket, he couldn’t
catch an action wave. Lorenzo broke into the penthouse and shot Sonny,
Courtney crashed her car and was discovered by Capelli, Carly disappeared
and SuperJ (the finder of all lost souls in Port-Missing-Charles) couldn’t
figure out where to look, and lastly but certainly not leastly, Sonny shot
his own wife! Hold on, I’ll get to the Moron Men problem that flared up
this week. Jason couldn’t find any action but he gave a nice
demonstration of his skill as a soap hunk when he held Courtney’s hand in
the hospital and told her, “Don’t ever worry about bothering me. OK?
Just tell me where you’re going. Tell me what you’re thinking. Make me
hear you. So I’ll always be able to find you.” Sigh, OK….wait, oh darn,
TV, back to reality. Ladies, admit it, don’t you wish your guy would gaze
at you sincerely and ask what you’re thinking and feeling? My husband
will ask but it takes some major work before he notices something’s off
track. That’s why we practice the Just Gotta Say Rule. It saves a lot of
stress and promotes communication without anger, but it doesn’t hold a
candle to the romantic appeal of holding my hand, gazing sincerely into my
eyes and talking like an emotional soapy guy.
Courtney, I love you with all my
heart, but I’m taking your car keys.
Tell me what you’re feeling now.
scenes of Carly in labor completely pulled me in. Sonny burst through the
door, shot Alcazar and Carly fell back. I almost wished I hadn’t read the
spoiler at this point because they played it so well. Carly weakly
finished giving birth then slipped into unconsciousness as we realized
that she’d been shot in the head. Enjoying the show, I was lying on my
bed watching my tape and when Sonny fired the shot, I screamed and jumped
to my knees holding the pillow. Hey, what can I say, sometimes I become
emotionally involved. Anyway, my son’s friends who were waiting for him
in the family room while he took his premovie shower (I am the designated
drive-the-teenagers-to-the-movies mom) ran into my bedroom all concerned
asking, “What’s the matter, Ms. Kathy?” I was embarrassed to be found
clutching my pillow and screaming at the TV screen, but I didn’t want to
tear my eyes away long enough to tell them I was fine, watching GH. One
of the boys rolled his eyes and said, “Oh, it’s her soap.” They stood
there watching me act like a lunatic until I reassured them that I was
fine, just caught up in a great scene. A few minutes later, my son came
out of the bathroom and I heard one of them tell him, “Yo, Mo (my son’s
nickname), your mom was screaming in the bedroom, but it’s OK, she’s
watching her soap.” After a few mocking comments I had to call in there,
“Hey, I hear you and if you keep making fun of me, I’m not feeding any of
you any more.” Guess I told them! Except they laughed instead of acting
properly repentant. I can’t figure out when I lost control.
Terror Life Ending Pain
Love Horrifying Consequences
When I watch
GH, it’s like I watch on two separate levels. One level rides the ride
with the story and the other part stands back making comments, many of
which end up in this column. As intense and absorbing as the scenes were
during Carly’s labor, some funnies hit me.
insisted to Carly, “I know that you’re loyal to the people you love. You
are fearless and you are compassionate.” Carly laughed in disbelief as
she suffered through a labor pain, “You’re completely delusional.” I
agree with Carly and I couldn’t help but think that Alcazar suffers from
terminal bad timing. Did he expect her to pause in labor and say, “Why
thank you Lorenzo”?
“Something’s changing.” Alcazar peeked under the blanket draped over her
knees and replied, “I think I see the head.” And I thought, “Lorenzo you
are so gonna get it for lookin’ at Sonny’s wife down there.”
So many comments. So inappropriate.
Stephen the Dell computer guy? “Dude, you’re gettin’ a Dell.” Sonny
burst through the door, shot Alcazar and Carly and I heard Stephen’s voice
say, “Dude, you shot your wife.”
satisfying when Bobbie ripped into Sonny? It was a little silly of her to
presume she could swipe Michael from under Sonny’s nose, but I thoroughly
enjoyed her fierce scolding and defense of Carly. Sonny did that
eyes-glaze-over-I’m-really-not-listening thing that my kids do
occasionally so Bobbie didn’t succeed in leaving with Michael or reaching
Sonny, unfortunately. I thought, “Soonnnyyy, you’re in trouubblllle.
Cause when the mother-in-law turns on you, life’s gonna get rough!” Just
wait until Bobbie finds out Sonny shot Carly in the head! I find it
satisfying when the women stand up to Sonny, like Carly, Bobbie, Faith,
Liz and Courtney. Lucky for me it happens often since he spends so much
time trying to control them.
Bobbie warns Sonny about the dire
consequences of not playing
nice with an angry mother-in-law.
don’t feel a need to be reasonable about Sonny’s irrationality, but I
think Carly should. She should understand that Sonny’s dealing with an
overwhelming emotional roadblock as the baby’s birth looms ever closer.
Sonny has to let go of the belief that he’ll never have a family or be
happy because his loved ones always die and accept his child into his
heart, mind and life. I understand his mindset even while I don’t agree
with how he’s handling it. Carly, however, couldn’t handle Michael’s
birth in the same way and she ran away for three months leaving Michael
with Jason. As a fan, I feel justified in watching Sonny and saying he’s
behaving badly (well, I said moron but let’s not quibble) but Carly should
feel some empathy.
I’m being unreasonable and I can’t have it both ways. Because first I
complained that the strong women have turned into wide-eyed adoring puppy
dogs wagging their tales and following their men around while the men
facilitate storylines, and now I’m complaining that several of the men
have lost their brains. Let me do a rundown.
Sonny. “Carly has gone to Alcazar several times. What if I can’t get
past it?” Sonny asked Jason. I had to holler at the screen the words I
wanted Jason to say, “Sonny, get over it! You’re driving me crazy.”
Sonny didn’t listen to a darn thing I told him because he steadily
worsened all week.
Jason thinks, “He walks and talks
but he ain’t got no sense.”
Alcazar (pointing guns at each other): Go ahead, do it, I’m not afraid to
Sonny: Yeah, I’ll take a bullet for Carly. Go ahead, shoot me.
Carly in a
small voice in the background: “Hey fellas? Woman in labor here.
Could you check your priorities? Cause shooting each other isn’t doing me
a whole lot of good!
Sonny snarls, “I watch Westerns and
the good guy always wins.”
Alcazar sneers, “Yeah, well I’m
wearing a black leather Matrix coat
and I move so fast they have to slow
down the film speed.”
came on Friday when Sonny, justifiably scared witless at hearing Carly
screaming inside the house, entered, aimed his gun at Alcazar and shot
him. Great Sonny, you’re terrified for your wife and unborn child but
don’t you think that shooting a gun anywhere in Carly’s general vicinity
when she’s in the process of delivering your son is the stupidest move
you’ve ever made? Judgment: Jerk and Moron.
truly unique. You are stubborn and relentless. And though you may not
admit it, you are full of hope, Carly. For yourself and for your child.”
Carly explained for the 152nd time that she loves Sonny and
then screamed through another labor pain. Not to mention the Lily-Lookalike
haunting and plane sabotage, yet he thinks he can convince Carly of his
devotion. Judgment: Obsessed Moron
Darn, Carly, I’m just a helpless
Where’s the baby supposed to come
good in his suits, but apparently has lost IQ points hanging around the
PCPD. He’s so busy trying to take down Sonny he’s fantasizing crime
scenarios. He sat by Courtney’s bedside and insisted he was doing his job
as he speculated that Sonny followed Carly to the house and pushed her
down the stairs right after Courtney told him that she’d been with Carly
who said she was alone and fell down the stairs. Ric, however, couldn’t
hear what really happened because he’d shifted to that place in his head
where people go when they’re replaying an argument and they make the most
cutting remarks verbally slaying their opponent. Ric was playing a tape
in his head where he succeeded in taking Sonny down. Same goal he’s
always had, different scenario. Or, as Katrina and Carolyn might say,
SSDD. Yep, I know what it means; hope you do too, ‘cause I’m not spelling
it out. Judgment: Delusional Moron
Ric slips into the fantasy world in
“And then I told Sonny, ‘You’re
under arrest big bro’ and Sonny
began to cry out of fear. And I
said in a mean voice…”
“Hey, are you guys listening to me?
I’m just doing my job.”
Not that I’m
drawn to Sam or her mannerisms yet, but I felt bad for her as Jax tried to
teach her etiquette in a way that made her look stupid. I’m sure it’s my
perception of him, but Jax always seems to believe he’s superior to those
around him. Rubs me wrong. Judgment: Arrogant Moron
Now I realize
that I’ve been rough on a couple major league soap hunks so let me qualify
my moron diatribe by saying that Dillon, Coleman, Luke, Zander and Nik
kept all their IQ points. Jason received moron probation this week. On
the one hand, he didn’t buy into Sonny’s leave my family for their own
good routine, but he didn’t tell Sonny to quit acting like a jerk and
straighten up either.
teenage years, I had a friend who survived several car-demolishing
accidents in her multiple cars. It wasn’t that she was careless; in fact,
she’s an amazingly responsible person who just seemed to drive around
projecting scary car vibes. Maybe it was bad car karma, I don’t know.
Courtney seems to have the same problem. What dingbat gave that girl
keys to a vehicle? Courtney + Car + Emergency Situation + Bad
Weather. Did anyone NOT guess she’s was going to have an accident?
I keep saying Courtney needs a life.
Defensive driving classes might make
a good hobby.
I bet Tamara
Braun is throwing a celebration party that she won’t have to wear the
prego pillow after this week. Because this is a guy soap, she’ll be right
back into regular clothes with her perfect body and flat tummy minutes
after birthing baby, Morgan Morgan. (Since Jason and Courtney Morgan will
be providing infant foster parenting, he’s Morgan Morgan in my eyes until
Carly and Sonny come and claim him.) Except now Carly will have to lay
coma-still in a hospital bed for the next few weeks while everybody acts
emotional around her bedside. Lying perfectly still and not responding
for hours on end has to be difficult for an actor. Tamara Braun should
receive an award for hardest working team player on GH.
Sonny emotes. Lorenzo emotes..
Carly dreams she’s kissing Alcazar
in a really short dress.
The Q’s were
granted larger than usual amounts of screen time this week. A.J.
birddogged Jax and Sam; Edward attempted to send Dillon to military
school; Skye and Ned strolled through Lila’s rose garden to play kissy
face; Monica informed Emily that her asymptomatic cancer had gone into
remission; and Alan, walking with a cane, sat by Courtney’s bedside in the
emergency room after her accident. Yep, it was a good week for the Q’s.
Luke called ‘em accurately when he told Skye, “They’re a seething mass of
Can’t bash the Q’s when I’m glad to
believes that Skye only wants to be friends with Jax “in a better place”
raise your hand. Anyone intrigued by the promise of Skye and Luke
plotting together write a letter to the actors and tell them so.
Pool table No. 3’s open. Want an
Walker Perry, Commandant of the Stonewall Military Academy set back
military school reputations everywhere. “Do I understand? Having met
your mother, yes I believe I do.” “Can I see straight through you? Yes I
can. Should you be worried? Well that’s up to you, because this time
tomorrow, you belong to me.” “Can you fool me? No, you can not.” “Have
we created fine strong young men from worse kids than you? Yes. Do they
learn to appreciate military life? If they want to survive, they do.” He
kept me laughing and as long as I don’t have to endure him as a regular
character, great job, fun casting. He certainly beats the heck outta
(thank goodness she’s not on contract) Judge Farmer.
Do I look silly with this riding
crop? Yes, I believe you do.
a pillow under her shirt cracked me up.
For Halloween I’m going to dress as
a pregnant teen while
Dillon addresses the sadness in
society by dressing
as a woman in mourning. Really Sir,
we’re deep teenagers in love.
cute in his bow tie?
He’s cute but he can’t be trusted.
to make a MISSING: HAVE YOU SEEN THIS WOMAN poster for Gia this week but
then she showed up looking lovely on Wednesday.
I don’t get any scenes because now
For the first
time since arriving in P.C. Lydia drew me in as she discussed her divorce
and future with Lucky at Kelly’s. Come to think of it, I liked Lucky
too. Lydia acted like a real person concerned about her future and where
she wants to go. Lucky acted like a real friend - laidback, lowkey,
drinking coffee and hanging out. The dance in front of the jukebox added
the perfect touch to spending time together on a stormy day. If I can see
more of the Lydia and Lucky I saw on Wednesday, I definitely will change
my current not very high opinion of them.
Hey, won’t ya play, another somebody
done somebody wrong song.
And make me feel at home, cause I
miss my baby.
informed Zander and Nik that she refused to choose, words like wishy-washy
brat ran through my head. Later, when she announced that she planned to
attend medical school so she wouldn’t have time for either of them, I was
a bit mollified but not much. At least she had the grace to acknowledge
that she’d been unfair to both of them. The kicker here is that she’s set
the pendulum of love in motion so even if she steps away from both guys,
they will refuse to back away from her. Spoilers say she’ll be makin’
Halloween whoopee with Niko so her declaration of independence only lasts
about a week.
This is how it goes. Em visits the
love shack with Nik.
Zander reconnects with Liz.
And pretty soon, there’s sex in
column devotes the most space to the Four Muskemobsters. Sorry about
that, usually I try to even it out. I’m glad to see the other storylines,
but the birth of Carly’s baby made the biggest drama.
Let’s tip toe
through the tulips in a field of lovely spoilers.
Sonny has a moment of revelation and decides to give
Jason his territory. (GHFF)
I bet there
was a mighty big meeting behind the scenes where Steve Burton said he’d
take the territory as long as he didn’t have to dress like Sonny. This
should be interesting.
Zander and Nicholas create a set of rules before
they begin their battle for Emily.
If the rules
include drinking at Jake’s I’m all for it but I’m not sure if Emily’s
worth their angst and energy.
Mikey is angry with his father.(GHH2)
Daddy shoots Mommy, it tends to mix a kid up.
Alcazar threatens to kill Faith when he sees her near Carly.(GHH2)Alcazar
threatens Faith. Sonny threatens Faith whenever he sees her for the heck
of it. Jason threatens Faith on Sonny’s behalf. Carly, Courtney and Liz
threaten Faith verbally and physically. Pretty much, sucks to be Faith.
life dumb commercials must come. Some irritate me while others make me
laugh every time for no good reason. I don’t know why, but they do. Do
they affect you the same way?
Giraffe from Toys R Us in the helium balloon and talking in a helium
voice. Helium’s funny no matter how old I am.
The guy in a
brown suit at a party holding a bowl of almonds, stuffing his face until
his cheeks are full while others stand around looking at him in
amazement. He stuffs a few more into his mouth, rocks on his heels and
sorta smiles trying to act normal. Each time I see this commercial about
Snicker’s Almond Bars, I wonder if the actor really liked almonds and how
many takes he had to do.
Listerine Pocket Packs ad where jurors are supposed to be deciding a case
but instead they’re discussing new spearmint Pocket Packs. I love the guy
who says, “I love spearmint.” I don’t know why I like his voice but I
do. Every time.
You know the
Febreze commercial where the lady is running madly around her house
throwing herself on furniture because it smells so good? I can relate to
the silliness of dancing and smiling over a simple little thing because I
lean towards exuberance myself.
watching the One Minute Soaps on SoapNet? I think they’re kinda cute.
How about the
new show with Vanessa Marcil and Josh Duhamel, Las Vegas? It’s
quick and intense in a Miami Vice kinda way without the funky suits. I’m
enjoying that show because I lived in Las Vegas for many years so it
brings back memories. Comments anyone?
So far, so good.
Primetime doesn’t usually keep my
interest because I rarely
have time to watch any show
For the next
few weeks I plan to write a light column because my work at home is
stacking up. It feels like I am not accomplishing any task well and the
perfectionist in me can’t deal. My husband’s accounting work has stacked
up until it’s stressing me constantly. If I’m writing, I know I should be
accounting and when I’m dancing with numbers (numbers are not my friends)
I yearn to be writing. Hopefully, I can enter my husband’s business
information on the computer in one weekend and finally feel caught up.
I’m laughing while I type this because knowing me, I’ll start out on
Saturday full of dedication and after a few hours won’t be able to help
myself from taking a time out to write. So if there’s not much from me in
the next few weeks, don’t worry, I’m just dedicating my time to some
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