through August 30
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Where to startÖI have to
begin with Luke and Laura. When
Luke and Laura ruled Soapland I wasnít a soap fan.
Boy did I miss out! Twenty
years later they still rule and now Genie Francis is exiting General Hospital
for at least a year. Laura was
queen this week. If I ever go crazy
I know just how to act because Laura moved from adult, to little girl, to psycho
lost between child and adult with an ease that was both sad and scary. The quivering lip, the big open smile and those wonderful
blue eyes just made me smile and cry with her.
I do have to mention the unending stream of mascara that poured down her
face. Black lines in the barn each
time she cried, rivulets down her cheeks in the attic. That must have been some wand of black. At one point Luke gave her a spit bath to wipe off the
black rivers running down her cheeks and I wondered how close the friendship is
between Genie Francis and Anthony Geary. Iíd
have to like a person a whole lot to let them spit bath me.
When Laura began her vows and then forgot with that childlike look, I
ached for her. I loved Lukeís
vows and the tears on his cheeks. The
tenderness and how he cared for Laura kept me glued to the scene.
Earlier, he did bind and gag her but that can be forgiven.
He was figuring out that Lauraís lamp was on but the bulb kept
flickering. Iím going to
make my husband watch the vows part so if I ever lose the little sanity I
possess, heíll know how to react. Just
look at me like Luke looked at Laura, be tender and protective, remember the
good times, everything will be fine.
I want to address Lucky, Nicholas and Gia since technically they are involved in
this storyline. This is my whole
opinion and comment rolled into one. Pfft!
Pfft came to me from Katrina our very own web mistress and I only use it
for special occasions. Scotty is on
probation pending the revealing of his motives for turning into a run amuck DA
or should that be schmuck DA wearing a nice suit and a bad attitude.
isnít Real looking FINE in those jeans and tight t-shirt!
surprised me that Zander and Liz showed on Monday and then disappeared for the
rest of the week. Hellooo, a shot
was fired in the hospital. Sounds
like a story high point to me. I
hate when a storyline hits a high note and then gets lost in the shuffle.
I figured out what the deal was though.
Chad Brannon probably has been off this week attending the Steve Burton
School of Personality Switcheroo. Since
Steve created Jason Morgan so successfully, Guza must be itching to try that
again. Guza has created some inspired storylines, but he seems to
enjoy playing the same tune over and over.
Jason changed from brilliant, Future MD in a Reindeer Sweater to Anger
Boy. Zander, supposedly, will
change from Anger Boy II to Nice Guy in a Hot Spot.
The previously dead Miranda messed up Jax and Brendaís wedding.
Suddenly alive Brenda will interrupt Jax and Skyeís attempted vows.
Jason and Robin had ďthe bridge.Ē
Jason and Liz have ďLookout PointĒ.
Lillyís father, a really bad MOB guy went after our favorite MOB
superhero, Sonny. Alcazar, nasty
and unscrupulous, is playing the same ďGet SonnyĒ game.
Bombs, arson and blackmail rule the day with the occasional injury
requiring a hospital visit to remind us that this is ďGeneral Hospital.Ē
know the phrase, ďIf a tree falls in the forest and no one is there, does it
make a sound?Ē If Liz and Zander
were lovers, but Liz doesnít tell him, did it really happen?
might like the new amnesiac Zander and hope that somehow the memory loss will
roll into a story involving his past. He
canít remember, a previously unknown family member finds him; DNA testing
proves heís related toÖ. Címon,
everybody make a guess. My vote
goes to BRENDA, the suddenly brain healthy Big Sis.
letís not forget Edward. Laying
there in a coma. Freaking out
family members on Monday and then nothing through Friday.
How long can a person fake comatose?
Edward, heís our guy,
Playing coma to set up Skye.
But heís a fake, as weíll soon see.
Manipulating the whole Q family.
Heís a mean old conniving man,
Pulled his plug with his very own hand.
do you call attempted murder on yourself? Itís
not attempted suicide because he didnít want to die.
So I guess itís attempted, attempted murder since heís attempting to
frame Skye for his attempted murder.
Warlock and Steve Burton showed their talent in the Michael on the Docks scenes.
It amazed me how true to character they both stayed.
AJ trying so desperately to reach out to Michael but unable to totally
control his hate and anger towards Jason. Jason
focused solely on Michael, protecting him and talking to him like he did in his
Daddy days. Let us not get started
on the whole Whoís Your Daddy routine between AJ, Jason and Sonny. Suffice to say that Michaelís paternity will probably be
generating storylines for another 10 to 15 years.
has issues. AJ has issues within
issues. His life revolves around
them - Jason, Michael, Sonny, Carly, the Qís to name a few.
AJís issues are so convoluted and complex I would develop issues trying
to define them. For all that, AJ
canít catch a break. The one time
he wants to take responsibility and go to jail, Courtney the Enabler and Rescuer
and Jason the temporary Keeper of Courtney wonít let him. Justice doesnít rock around the clock too often in a soap,
so AJ wonít face consequences for torching The Oasis. I hope AJís pyro party doesnít mean weíve lost Coleman.
Maybe Elton can use Coleman over at Deception since picking girls is his
specialty. Hmm, Coleman and Gia in the same scene. Possibilities, anyone?
am going to try to stop calling him ďAJ the WeaselĒ or ďAJ the EvilĒ and
shorten his name to Pyro AJ. So he
brain damaged his brother who now doesnít acknowledge his existence.
So he hails from the poster family for dysfunction.
So his son resides with a mobster and Mommy the Shrew.
So his wife stripped to keep his whussy butt out of jail. Get over it and somebody hide the matches.
One more AJ comment Ė I was very impressed that AJ could burn the Oasis
on a drunken binge, get saved and dragged home by Jason and wake up in a crisp,
clean UPS delivery lookiní shirt with a clean white t-shirt underneath.
I need him to come to my house and teach my husband and sons that
stay-clean-through-thick-and-thin trick. It
sure would save a lot of laundry.
and Courtney, friendly? Confidants? Are
the writers delusional? Of course,
Carly had to pull the old push-the-door-open-and-walk-in-anyway trick just to
have her moment of bonding with Courtney. For
the record this new Carly turns my stomach.
Calm, wise, caring Ė it must be the foreshadowing for an alien invaded
her body story or a split personality problem because no way am I buying into
the letís get along Carly weíve seen lately.
I donít even remember the conversation between Carly and Courtney
except Courtney mentioned Rosie. She
loves AJ because he bought her a puppy. Here,
Rosie, Rosie, Rosie. WHEREíS
better take a step back and stop yanking Jasonís chain.
The big bad Mob Boss just canít seem to handle stress like he used to.
Heís dealing with Alcazar, Carly and Michael, Courtney stripping.
Thatís what happens when you have a bite in almost every storyline.
But he better suck up to altar of Jason because Jasonís the only one
who will listen to him rant and rave and still show in the next episode. OK, I know that Iím a bit over protective here, but Jason
is my personal favorite. Itís the
whole bad guy with a good heart thing. Itís
okay, laugh or roll your eyes, I do, and I have to live with me.
Iíll try to keep my little obsession under control.
Iíve figured out why I find bad guy Alcazar completely fast forwardable and
bad guy Coleman intriguing. Itís
the arrogance. Alcazar postures and
threatens throwing that power attitude into each scene.
Plus, I donít like his double-breasted suits.
Iíve met several so called powerful people in my lifetime and they all
wore two shoes and performed embarrassing body functions.
The arrogant ones left me unimpressed and the earthy ones I enjoyed.
Coleman with all his applicable nicknames, lowlife, pond scum, etc.
projects an attitude of street smart. He
may be pond scum, heíll admit heís pond scum, but heís smarter than
average pond scum. I hope he
doesnít disappear into Feliciaís attic with some other left over, worked
over characters I could name. Perhaps
characters not in use are stored in those empty trunks or rolled in carpet
remnants. Somebody check for Rosie.
Felicia certainly wonít mind, she never visits the attic.
Opinions welcomed here.
wonder how TPTB decide which characters to keep and which to scrap.
Does fan opinion count for anything?
They certainly havenít called me, which I completely do not understand
because I have lots of opinions and Iím perfectly willing to share.
Whatís up with that? Thanks
for reading everyone.