Mike played the two
against one card against Sonny when he and AJ visited the penthouse searching
for Courtney. He gave Sonny the
spiel that he missed most of Courtney’s life and it’s his own fault, but
what I heard was,
nony, boo, boo,
likes me and she doesn’t like yooouuu.”
sing the tune.)
Just have to love that
on-going dysfunctional father/son interaction.
Mike might capture my attention if he was allowed to say more than,
“Sonny, I know I deserted you, but you are a warped human being who refuses to
grow up or forgive, please let me be a part of your life.”
Did I miss anything?
I award the storyline comedy trophy for this week to the
Attic Mystery. Scotty has visited
the attic several times since the storms began rolling through Port Charles
whenever Laura’s scenes played. Was
there EVER a huge lump under a rug with empty chests piled on top in the middle
of the floor on previous visits? The
last time he checked in the fire damage had disappeared, pristine curtains
swayed gently at the window and pictures hung on the walls.
DuhScotty! The lump, the
lump, look at the heaping dead lump on the floor!
I also chuckled when Lucky and Nicholas decided to “hide”
the body in the freezer. Again.
I blame the writers for this. What,
they had a brain burp that day and forgot they already hid a body in the
freezer? They couldn’t come up
with anything new? So Nicholas calls Wyndemere for the launch and gives the
staff the evening off. Do they
immediately vacate the island? Later
Nick asked Lucky if there were any microscopic particles of blood left in the
attic. Excuse me, if they were
microscopic, Lucky wouldn’t know they were there.
Why didn’t Nicholas just lay down dead Dr. Rick while Lucky
distracted Scott on the pier? Watching
that scene I decided that a comedy routine just isn’t in Coltin Scott’s
future. He can passionately
kiss Gia in the stable or in front of a fireplace (and look really good doing
it), he can lounge gracefully on a couch looking rich, his arrogance is an art
form, and angst seems to be his forte but comedy just doesn’t fly.
And speaking of comedy, or lack of, I’d like to advocate a
new position for an intrepid soul who feels sorry for the easily freaked.
We need the Freak Police to e-mail those of us who don’t deal well with
the creepy, the unexpected or bloody so that we will be forewarned when ghostly
girls in bloody dresses or dead, talking, gory-head-wound doctors are going to
loom over a bed. I saw the
previews. I knew it was coming.
Didn’t help. When Lucky
rolled over and spotted fish bait Rick looming over him, I admit to a scared
Map, map who’s got the map?
Roy steals the map from Jax for Alcazar but turns over only a half map.
Brenda-D’s body and hands steal the half map from Alcazar.
She sends it to Jax. Skye
planned to steal the map for Edward. She
had the combination - you snooze, you lose, girlfriend.
Roy trades the other half map to Alcazar for cash.
So in the end Alcazar holds half and Jax holds the other half.
Apparently there is only one map on this planet of the oil field drilling
sites. For a top-secret operation,
a lot of people know that the Jacks clan is planning to drill for oil in Canada.
Even I know it and Jax usually doesn’t interest me.
I apologize right now to any Jax fans.
I am awaiting the unveiling of Brenda to see if Jax can do something more
than spout trite pearls of wisdom, make sweeping judgments, and play rubbadub
Skye. When he adored Brenda and
when he married Alexis, I liked him. I
didn’t have anything against him until he befriended Carly to save her from
Sonny (oh, please), and then started swapping DNA with Skye.
He changed from an intelligent, studly, business opportunist to a
beefcake playing pattycake with a poptart.
Skye and Edward swept me along with them when Skye asked
Edward to put aside that pesky (totally nonbinding) contract so she could be
free to love and support Jax. Just
when I think I have ‘em pegged they show some decency and humanity so I am
forced to grant them some redeeming qualities.
I hate when that happens. Skye,
a woman one eavesdrop away from self-destruct, made me believe that she
possesses a sliver of vulnerability. She
just wants to be loved by Jax, by her Grandfather.
(I fall for this stuff every time.)
My head says it’ll last maybe ten minutes. My foolish emotional self is rooting that she’ll rise above
the tragedy about to strike (Edward’s heart attack, the contract revealed,
Jax’s rejection, and Brenda). Addendum:
(I wrote this paragraph on Thursday.)
And so the self-destruct begins – both Edward and Skye.
I always feel so betrayed by Edward who occasionally manages a loving
moment and then turns ruthless in a heartbeat.
Apparently, he’s used one ruthless heartbeat too many if today portends
Just a few passing thoughts…
Drum roll and eye roll for the kiss between Jason and Liz.
So much build up, so little kiss. And
I am totally bummed that the shirt stayed firmly in place.
Snarly Carly stood at Alexis’ door twice and explained to
Alexis how evil she was for hurting Sonny.
I kept telling Alexis, “Close the door.
Just this once don’t let her have the last word.”
Of course, Alexis didn’t slam the door or have the last word.
There is hope that Jason will make Carly pay for her wicked mouthy ways
for tormenting Liz, but I’m not taking any bets.
When do we see Brenda’s face?
If Gia ever keels over from poison Taggert and Capelli better
check Mrs. Lansbury’s alibi. After
Gia’s bratty, disrespectful privacy tirade at Mrs. Lansbury she deserves it.
The scene as Lucky took a dive over the cliff
was….dramatic. (I am such a
sucker for emotional manipulation. Just
play the scary music, I’m scared. Do
the slo-mo, I’m filled with fear or suspense.
Throw in a puppy or kid, I’m smiling.)
So nice to see the Dr.’s Quartermaine.
They love, hate, laugh, and belittle each other, usually all in the same
scene. Since I’ve been watching
GH neither of them has tried to kill the other, but I’m waiting.
Is anyone else having trouble making the transition from AJ
“the Weasel” Q to AJ- tough-guy-dock-worker who threatens Coleman?
When Sonny turned around and glanced at the stripper then
recognized Courtney, I felt the zing. His
shock and horror were obvious as he sank lower in his seat.
Maurice Bernard does that expression that really isn’t an expression so
well! It’s an eye thing.
One last note - kudos to GH for accuracy.
I checked with my Dad, a real attorney,
and he told me that the way in which Scotty obtained Lucky, Nicholas and
Gia’s fingerprints was acceptably legal.
He also informed me that fingerprints might be obtainable from a car in a
lake if it wasn’t in the water too long.
Then, getting worried, he asked what my questions pertained to and I had
to ‘fess up that it happened on General Hospital.
Can you believe he laughed? Go