For the week ending
December 29, 2000…
The last week of the millennium.
carried away writing this - -bring snacks and a drink to the computer screen
That was our Christmas show?
started off well with Laura bringing breakfast in bed to Scotty…oh wait that was the classic episode on SoapNet Monday.
So let’s just take a brief trip down memory lane for a real Christmas
show. Like I said Laura walks
into the bedroom with breakfast for Scotty, this being the morning after the
first re- consummation of their marriage since the rape.
We were treated to a tooth-decaying conversation where Scotty says all he
wants for breakfast are “kisses”. (I’d
be glad to oblige him, but that’s neither here nor there).
Rick and Lesley have decided to separate after the holidays so as not to
ruin the festivities for Laura and Amy. Luke
and Bobbie celebrate with Ruby (I miss her.).
Bobbie gives Ruby a new dress and Luke bought both of his favorite ladies
a mink coat (only slightly extravagant). Luke spends half of his day staring out the window thinking
about Laura and the other half explaining to Ruby or Bobbie that he loves Laura
but he can live without her as long as he can see her at the disco.
Bobbie tells Luke that Laura isn’t good enough for him and Ruby tells
him that he needs to just let go of it because Laura is married (as if that’s
ever stopped Luke). Bobbie leaves to go to work at the hospital (what a novel
idea!) and runs into Scotty who has accompanied Rick to the hospital for rounds,
and Scotty mentions that he and Laura are “back together”.
Upon returning to Ruby’s Bobbie is more than thrilled to share this
little tidbit of information with Luke. Scotty
had just shared this information with Rick (and I’m thinking, whoa!
TMI!!!) at the same time that Laura is sharing said information with
Lesley (again TMI!). Rick tells
Scotty that he and Lesley will separate after the first of the year and Scotty
wonders if there’s not some way they can work it out because this is going to
upset Laura. Laura comments that
she’s jealous of Amy because she’s living with Rick and Lesley and has all
the benefits of being there all the time. Lesley
tells her she has no reason to be jealous because Laura is her daughter and the
one she loves, all the while Amy is looking on, visibly upset by that statement.
Rick and Scotty get back to the Webber house (what has happened to that
set, anyway?) and they all exchange presents.
Steve and Audrey are having the typical Hardy family Christmas with
(I’m guessing) Tom Jr. (I don’t believe they ever said his name, if they did I
missed it and this was my first viewing of this episode as I was about 7 when it
originally aired and my big dilemma of the day then was wondering which songs
the Bugaloos would be singing.)
Watching Steve always makes me wish that my grandfathers had lived long
enough for me to get to know them. At
the end of the episode, I wanted to see more.
It was nice. P.S. I miss the
twenty+ years and on Christmas Eve we get Carly and Sonny almost having sex on
the living room floor, knowing full-well that Johnny could walk in at any minute
or Michael and Leticia could come downstairs anytime, and what should happen but
Johnny comes in with Alexis. In the
words of Homer Simpson “D’oh!”. Alexis
was visibly embarrassed (or repulsed, not
really sure) at what she just witnessed and tries to leave.
Sonny stops her and proceeds to redress himself in a room full of people.
Alexis needs Sonny to bail the drug-dealing kidnapper out of jail for the
holidays, so Sonny shakes two million dollars out of his cookie jar mad-money
fund and they are off to the PCPD. Carly
takes Michael to the GH Christmas party whereupon she acts like a complete ass
by disrupting the entire party for the sick children just so she can
stand by her momma. I read this
somewhere this week and it pretty much sums it up for me:
“Screw Jesus…Carly’s in da’ house!”
(Calm down all you Carly-lovers, the tide is about to change).
I was surprisingly pleased that Carly agreed to let the Qs see more of
Michael in the following year. I
just hope that means that WE don’t have to see more of him.
Casual mention will be just fine with me on that point.
shootout. I loved it, if for no
other reason than the pure irony of all the weapons and violence being shown on
one of Wendy Riche’s final shows. Previous
Emmy speech be damned, we’ve got to have Sonny in the hospital so Carly can
cry over him for a few weeks thus giving her material for the next Emmy reel.
Seriously though, I was very impressed with the montage.
I was captivated enough that I had to walk closer to the television.
I think it would have made for a better long-term story if Ned had gotten
shot leaving the PCPD with Zander and Emily going to the hospital Christmas
party. It would have involved the
Cassadines, Qs, Sonny (Jason, soon enough), the teens would of course be
involved because of Nik and Emily. We’d
have more of the cast ::::gasp:::::
integrated in this story. Alexis
would feel guilty about the non-wedding and not listening to Ned about the
dangers of being the mouthpiece for the mob.
Ahhh, what could have been.
leave the picking it apart to everybody else.
It’s been done before by anyone with a keyboard handy including me, and
I admit it was far better than watching Chloe have another dream or any of the
other drivel we’ve been subject to of late.
Sonny’s dying declaration of love for Carly was typical soap but I’m
sure it made all of the S&C fans just melt unlike the snow.
Once everyone was delivered to the hospital, I never expected to see a
great medical drama and they didn't disappoint yesterday.
Tony acted like Zander scraped his knee. Somebody should have been
putting that boy on pain meds stat! Again,
Tony, THE NEUROSURGEON was working in the EMERGENCY
ROOM? It would have been far more believable if one of the Port
Charles interns (in fact Frank Scanlon should have been one of the
paramedics arriving to take care of Sonny) had been there and perhaps called
Tony in. It would have been better
if they had called Monica since she's the cardiologist and Sonny had chest
wounds, BUT with Leslie Charleson's broken arm I guess they didn't have much
choice. All of those extra
non-medical people, including Emily and Carly, should have had their asses in
“chairs” as they say on ER. I’m
giving my two-thumbs-up-scene-of-the-week to Alexis and Carly when Alexis steps
off of the elevator and Carly, without her normal hysterics, knows instinctively
what happened and has Johnny take Michael home.
Subtlety is not something we normally get from Carly and I really enjoyed
that scene. It wasn’t my
favorite scene but it was chilling and acted to perfection.
NLG does subtlety better than anybody in daytime and at least in that
particular scene I was not subjected to any overly dramatic Carlyisms.
I was also seeing a glimpse of a person I could care about when
Alexis was telling Mac what happened and Carly sat there, very quietly crying. Alexis should have mentioned to Mac that Sorel threatened
her, but I’ll let her off the hook for this temporarily since (speaking from
experience here) her mind wasn’t in a place to be thinking about anything.
My favorite scenes would be (1) Ned and Alexis seeing each other when the
elevator doors opened. No words were necessary even after the events of last
week; and, (2) The follow-up scenes where he wanted to take her home and “hold
her all night long”. I find that
tears are much more dramatic from a character that is not constantly crying. I'll admit a bit of a bias but I did try to look at it
objectively. When Alexis got choked
on the "I lo....love you with all my heart" that was it for me and I
was blubbering! Powehouse Performer
of the Week has to be Nancy Lee Grahn. Nobody
could touch her. Honorable mention
goes to Sarah, Wally, Amber and Chad. Excellent
performances were given by all.
thisclose to knocking Carly off of the
throne as the character I most hate. He
RIGHT to say ONE word to Alan about any damn thing, unless and until
he decides to profusely apologize for drugging Emily; leaving her in a hotel
room NAKED, next to a murdered cop, framing her for the murder and subsequently
kidnapping her a gun point! The
more I see of this story the more I hate it.
At this point I'm upset that Sorel didn't succeed in killing Zander. This
entire relationship is more contrived than S&C and I'm not getting behind it
at this rate. Emily is being far too protective and doing too much lusting after
Zander without the writers giving us something to root for in this character and
this romance. If the writers ever decide to tell a story here rather than
letting Amber and Chad stand on their chemistry and talent this story might
actually turn into something I’ll enjoy.
Emily’s part in this scenario is bugging me also.
There is not a person on this earth who I would allow disrespect my
father like that ESPECIALLY in my presence and still expect me to be their
friend! No way, no how, nuh-huh! I was begging Alan to hit that punk. Alan,
Monica, Edward and everybody else have not only the right, but the obligation as
Em’s family to be upset with Zander for all the things I just mentioned, and
I’m finding it difficult to swallow the fact that neither Zander nor Emily
“get” that. Trying looking at
what’s going on from their perspective. Chad
Brannon is doing an exceptional job. The
shaking during the talk with Juan was totally believable!!!
It’s Zander that I can’t stand.
Emily needs a good-old-fashioned-over-the-knee-ass-whooping! The way she
has been talking to Alan and Monica is unacceptable! She knew Zander was going
to be fine. That girl needs some serious discipline! Boarding school in
California sounds PERFECT!
right along to a story that garners nothing more from me than eyerolls at this
point. I don't think Larkin is the
culprit behind the bizarre things happening to Bobbie and Roy. That’s too
easy. I have a couple of theories
that range from most likely to Chris Carter inspired.
"Roy" isn't really Roy. No, I don’t mean that he’s really
an alien (god, please no more Casey stories!).
Perhaps he was just a good decoy to send in from the FBI (they've been
known to use look-alikes - hello HannaHO) when they were trying to take down
Sonny and this Roy just liked all the fun he was having with Bobbie.
all those years of playing different people caused Roy to develop a split
personality disorder. We just have not been privy to the lapses.
Roy is just crazy (needing the meds, locked up in the nervous hospital, wearing
a pretty white jacket kind of crazy) and he's sending the stuff to Bobbie trying
to make her more dependent on him.
it's one of the many people that Roy helped put in prison over the last 20 years
(this is my most plausible idea) who is now out of jail and looking for revenge.
had more class than Carly by just conceding to her outburst in the ER and
backing off when he could have helped save Sonny.
He did, after all, save HER life earlier this year.
how many corners was Sonny’s car parked around?
We know Rick went to get the car before Alexis got Zander’s papers in
her hands much less signed, but we never see or hear from him until a couple of
days later when he’s driving Emily around.
My Q men
were right on all week! Edward was 100% right about everything. I even applauded
his getting all loud with Lila, and was most especially cheering him on when he
headed to the PCPD to demand Mac’s resignation. Lila's wrong this time, just
plain wrong. AJ was correct for pointing out to Em that Zander wouldn't have had
to jump between her and bullets if he hadn't been the cause of the bullets (you
go boy!). Alan scores many points for nearly beating the living daylights out of
Zander, then scaring him half-to-death in the hospital.
A psycho Alan trying to protect his little girl could be such a good
thing! He was Cassadine creepy in those scenes and I loved every minute of it.
Go Edward! Go AJ! Go Alan!
really can’t believe I’m going to say this: GO JUAN!!! I loved his
conversation with Zander! Juan’s still thinking of Embecile's safety,
something Zander’s not doing. I
never, ever, ever in a million years thought I'd say it (especially twice) but
GO JUAN!!!! Now let’s hope this is his last act in PC before heading
back to Puerto Rico or going on tour with Daddy.
cannot be expected to believe that NOBODY called Bobbie to give her the heads up
about Sonny. Her ex-husband was his doctor, her best friend supervised in
surgery, none of the GH staff, not even Ned or Alexis when they left stating
that Carly shouldn't be alone. Whatever.
Lucky were the only “couple” that we got to see celebrate Christmas and I
really didn’t see that except in fastforward.
If TPTB want everybody to stop comparing Jacob to Jonathan then perhaps
they should stop re-doing stuff! There
are a few things that are not only sacred to a character but also to an actor
portraying the character and having Jacob sing “Elizabeth” is just
sacrilege. He’s only had two days
when I thought he exhibited any kind of connection to real Lucky (once with Liz
after the rave, and once with Luke when Luke was in prison and I even think that
scene was more genuine because of Tony Geary).
What was the logic in placing those cheesy scenes between the real drama
of the shootout anyway? I certainly
didn’t watch it at all.
were our scenes of the Scorpio girls, Lulu, Lucas and Michael sneaking
downstairs to see what Santa left? No
Mac coming over to see the gurrrls? How about Scotty buying Laura a Christmas
gift? Surely Roy and Bobbie bought
gifts for one another. I’m
positive that Ned had something for Alexis, not that he would have given it to
her after the non-wedding, but a shot of the card on the gift under his tree
that read “Merry Christmas Wife” or something equally cheesy would have been
nice. No mention of Ned calling
Bratlynn or sending her any gifts (though I’m sure he did). Chloe didn’t have Stefan’s favorite meal prepared or any
exotic white chocolate delivered from Switzerland?
I’m also sure that Carly and Sonny bought gifts for each other.
Couldn’t we have gotten a mention that she wasn’t going to open her
gifts until Sonny was home and they could celebrate Christmas together?
Where was our Dave Koz??? As far as the holiday goes, this episode
hell was Chloe thinking putting all of those rubber bands in her hair? Somebody
give that girl a dollar to buy a clue! She’s
also almost done with the psychic brain tumor.
Yippee-Skippee. Is it wrong
of me to hope that Tony’s bad hand slips during the gamma knife procedure and
turns her into the drooling vegetable we know she already is?
da man! He's a much better mobster than Sonny. He says what he means and means
what he says!!!!!
really mind Juan’s new goatee look.
“professional hit-men” should look into alternative work.
If you can’t kill four people from twenty feet away with two automatic
weapons you’re career as a hit man won’t last long.
Tony Bennett sing anything anytime is always a good idea.
in ICU. Eve on PC is in ICU.
Lucy, Kevin, Carly, Bobbie, Ian (etc.) never run into each other.
Boggles the mind.
AJ's talk with Chloe while waiting on news about Emily. The trip down memory
lane to explore his relationship with Emily was touching. Billy did an excellent
job showing AJ’s love for his little sister.
the one person that I’ve never minded Carly with.
She takes none of Carly’s mouthing and gives as good as she gets.
Their scenes in Sonny’s hospital room this week were great aside from
the “momma” stuff, which doesn’t ring true to me.
I’ve always thought “momma” was a more endearing term and I don’t
see that Bobbie and Carly have reached that plateau in their relationship.
I prefer that we stick with Bobbie or Mother.
Other than that, I enjoyed --ok, maybe that’s too strong, let’s say I
“appreciated” Sarah this week.
working with Mac on the investigation. Hmmmm,
let me get this straight – The woman who could have stopped the last murder
trial with one simple statement is now being trusted by her
soon-to-be-commissioner-ex-husband who was humiliated personally and
professionally by said woman with said acts or
lack thereof. Nope, even when I
type it, it doesn’t make sense. Additionally,
Mac should have lost his job as commissioner long ago, but this act takes
the . . . badge! Two-to-One odds
that Robert and Anna are spinning in their graves watching how ineptly this
police department is being run. Flea
also needs to keep her comments about Laura to herself.
If she didn’t want him enough to be faithful then she can’t badmouth
the woman he’s showing the slightest bit of interest in.
It would serve her right if Mac wants Laura and when Luke returns he’s
also decided that HE wants Laura.
believe I really needed to see the make, model and serial number of Alexis’
answering machine when Em called. I’d
much rather have heard the message and watched what was going on over on the
reaction when Monica was simply giving Bobbie the advice to prepare Carly for
the worst snapped ME back into reality. Yes,
all of you can say “oh, that’s just Carly being Carly”, well it’s just
me being me to hate her for it. Hysterics
and high-strung people don’t play well with me in real life and I certainly
don’t like to watch it on television.
be mad at me from here throughout eternity as long as he’ll flash those
dimples and bound down my staircase when I come home from work!
He loses points for allowing Alexis to go to the hospital unattended the
day after the shooting (which should have been Christmas day, right?).
best for last: Ned in silk jammies bringing breakfast to Alexis.
YUM - - Pun intended!
Gotta love it when somebody at
GH remembers little details like the french toast.
ya’ next time.
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