through October 4, 2002
(One little spoiler and a couple guesses)
Eeewwww, whose kooties
are worse, Scotty’s or Tagliati’s? Carly’s
face when Tagliati made his bold move-in-on-Mrs. Corinthos maneuver set the
tone for the rest of the scene. Carly
had to handle the meeting for Sonny with the “five most powerful families on
the Eastern seaboard” (Did everyone get that?
It’s only been repeated several times by Sonny, Scotty, and Taggert.)
because Jason can’t spare even an hour from his Alcazar search, except of
course for spending the night with Courtney.
The best line of the week, I hand to Tagliati who stated to Carly as he
left the penthouse, “I’ll try not to hold your attitude against you.” What a crack up! Oh,
foolish man, if you only knew how attitude and Carly blend like hot fudge on a
sundae. The queen of caterwaul
and cat fights will chew you up, get you arrested, spit you out, and then make
it your fault. Run, Tags, run.
Hopefully, Brenda won’t run or back off.
I enjoy scenes where anyone stands their ground with Carly.
I want to be Carly.
Well, not really Carly, I just want to be able to follow my whim of
choice. Promise my husband I’ll
do one thing like attend a meeting with “the five most powerful families on
the Eastern seaboard” and just say what I want.
Then, when the chips fall (and with Carly chips don’t fall, they pour
down like a hail storm) when the slop hits the fan I want to cry, act
pathetic, and say how much I love him so I take no responsibility whatsoever
for my actions. And WHY, WHY
would Sonny trust her in the first place?
It’s not as though she hasn’t demonstrated her impulse problem
before. See, this is why Sonny needs Jason. Jason keeps the balance between Carly, the impulsive
compulsive and Sonny, the rationally challenged.
“Wa Wa, (kiss, kiss) I love you, Sonny. I’ll do anything for you.”
“OK, Carly. (kiss, kiss) Don’t ever do that again!”
Carly snuggles against
Sonny smiling smugly. Whammo, got
away with it again!
And don’t even get me
started on Carly’s lack of sense for falling for Scotty’s dirt on Alexis
bully tactics. I don’t like him anymore by the way. There’s over the line and then there’s over the line,
down the hill, and across a lake filled with alligators. That’s where Scotty’s gone. Here, Carly, sign this illegal form or I will send someone to
an island not governed by the laws of the United States to kidnap your child.
Only one point falls in Carly’s favor and it’s that she’s always
vulnerable and defensive about her ability to be a good mother to Michael.
Each day I awaken,
grateful to be alive because I am blessed with a great life.
I place my rose colored glasses firmly on my face and happily view the
world shaded with good intentions and beneficial resolutions to problems.
Sonny killed Alcazar. Shot
him point blank. I like it much
better when the violence of Sonny and Jason’s world is implied, not thrown
in my face. That way suits my
rose colored existence admirably. Don’t
mess with my glasses!
Sonny’s suddenly alive
status along with Brenda didn’t cause the shocked jaw drops I anticipated.
Let’s face it Port Chuck residents have been hardened over the years.
Dead, then undead, dead again, haunting, maybe re-undead.
These events make a soapy fan’s day.
Mac hardly spared a second for shock before accepting Sonny and Brenda
as bonafied, healthy and alive. I,
for one, plan to be spectacularly shocked if someone I know returns from the
dead. Then I’m going to perform
mad like never seen before for not being let in on the big secret and for
having to mourn because I detest crying when it’s me doing it.
Brenda possesses many
talents but hiding out isn’t one of them.
First, she goes to the cottage known as “Brenda’s Cottage” where
she used to live. Next, she lights candles to reflect through those windows
that she loved. Both Jason and
Jax have brought her clothes to wear, skintight of course, but someone needs
to bring the girl some tennies. Aesthetically,
her clothing pleases the eye but if she’s going to run away from Jason,
Alcazar, or whoever else walks in she’d be more successful in footwear other
than clompy open-toed sandals or black stiletto heeled boots.
Don’t you think it was straightforward of Brenda to call it like she
sees it with Jason? “Your men,
they’re not the sharpest.” Thanks
Brenda, fans have been noticing for years, but Sonny’s guards just keep
Time to jump on the
“Jason Take Off Your Shirt” bandwagon again.
It doesn’t even need to be for sex.
Change clothes, stroll out of a bathroom shower fresh with a towel
wrapped around his waist – just show some skin.
I checked back and it seems that Jason doesn’t reveal that manly
chest very often. In 1998 he
shared his chest the morning after Robin moved into the penthouse and months
later in Brenda’s cottage holding Michael looking at stars when Robin
returned from Europe. After Robin
left, in 1999 Carly snuck into his bedroom to greet and seduce him as he
exited the shower. Great chest
scene. Carly’s seduce Jason
mission wasn’t successful, but I enjoyed her efforts.
Then in 2000 Bobbi cut his shirt off when she administered first aid to
his bullet wound in the freezing boxcar.
A few days after that we glimpsed some skin as Elizabeth changed his
bandage. That’s it.
Talk about a barren bare chest wasteland for fans.
Talk about underutilization of a great asset.
We can see Sonny or Jax shirtless every other week, no big deal, but
Jason, he’s one tough puppy to strip. Hope
Steve’s been faithful with his situps and pushups because when the great
bare chest event occurs I want it to be perfect!
I am sending a note to
Mr. Guza, Mr. Pratt and Steve expressing my distress over Jason’s
overdressed problem. Note:
I read a spoiler this week that said Jason’s chest will be exposed
while he’s with Courtney. That
has to be exactly when AJ returns from Washington, D.C.
I’d bet on it.
Scotty let Luke
escape? He probably paid Luke to chain him to the guardrail, too.
It’s going to come out in the Great Attic Mystery resolution when
Luke wanders back from rollerblading, errr excuse me, saving Laura in Europe.
And if Bobbi blithely accepts Scotty’s spin on Luke’s escape I’m
going to lose all respect for her and take away her Dispenser of all Wisdom in
Port Charles pin.
(I’ve always wanted to use that expression) Alexis for District Attorney.
I’m there, ready to campaign and pass out flyers.
She needs a campaign slogan so you know I’ve been pondering that
thought this week but I’ve only come up with one.
Davis for DA
Baldwin has kooties
If Alexis wins she’ll
hold a position that allows her to boss around Taggert and Mac.
This I gotta see. Go,
Taggert needs a
storyline. I’m tired of his one note show.
“Sonny ruins the lives of women and children. I’m going to get Sonny.”
That’s his storyline and he’s been playing it since he started on
GH. It’s old. A few times we’ve glimpsed hints of action – he slept
with Dara Jensen, dated Hannah, tried to boss Gia.
I’m talking a police corruption story or an unknown child appearing
on his doorstep because the mother died of AIDS or West Nile Virus or a freak
bolt of lightning. Something
current to keep General Hospital in the front row of creativity.
Oh, Eddy, Eddy, Eddy
what was the point of your torment Skye visit?
Are you just strolling on the evil side?
Wow, Monica got some
action this week. Kissed her
kidnapper’s guard and then hid in an elevator.
headstone/mottos for this week:
– “Get Sonny.” That’s my line and I’m sticking to it.
– I came, I saw, I went back to primetime.
– Aging on fine wine and power
– Under the influence of something
First names for Coleman
so far. I am going to send the suggestions to GH this week.
Dabney, suggested by Jennifer, seems to be the favorite.
Roosevelt (Rosie for short), Harry, Moose, Jericho, Chance
Dabney, Jake, Brian, Mark, Shane, Rod
Here and now I am
stating that I think Courtney’s stalker showed up at a table at Club 101
while she practiced dispensing cocktails for tips with her clothes on and
regular hair. Did you hear the
music, see the inconspicuous guy sitting at the table behind her?
Did you ever notice that
characters on soap operas don’t watch TV?
While those of us hooked on characters on soap operas couldn’t go
without our little video boxes or those actors who play the characters on soap
operas wouldn’t have a job. So
nice to feel needed.
Thanks for sharing my General Hospital obsession. Thank you for reading.