For the week ending June 29, 2001 

I got a little screen cap kah-razy this week so it may take some time to load. 

I finally, finally, finally got through all of last week.  Nothing impressive or even interesting going on.  Not much in the way of storyline so until further notice it’s all: 

Miscellaneous Thoughts and Shallow Observations 

You have to know what I’m picking as highlight of the week so let’s just get that out of the way.  MYNED IS BACK!  <<<sigh of relief>>>  I didn’t realize how much I missed him until after Monday’s show (then I had to watch some old tapes!).  I even found the goatee sexy.  I’m over that now and looking for some dimple action. 


We also got a great little Nexis scene (score!).  Sure they were fighting but it was obvious from Alexis’ statement that she’s still holding out hope for her relationship with Ned.  Viva la Nexis!  

It was a Flea free week!!!  YES.  Bravo!  @-à-à {cyber roses being thrown for that tidbit!} 

I know there are some The Pretender fans out there who noticed Stavros’ line “I decide who lives and who dies,”  as the phrase Ethan (as portrayed by the wonderfully talented and sexy Tyler Christopher, ex Nikolas Cassadine) kept repeating in the final episodes before NBC callously ripped that show from the airwaves only to replace it with foot.ball..!!! NBC Bad.  TNT Good. 

Laura takes a vacation when her son is in so much danger from Helena?  Scotty leaves immediately after BOTH of his daughters were just involved in an accident? 

“LAURA WEBBER” on the star that Scotty gave her, no “Spencer”.  Minus one point Scotty. 

More KEVIN is always a good thing. 

Since when does Carly spill her guts to anybody (except The Borg) let alone a complete stranger like Angel?  I had to tune that scene out.  All I heard was one of the adults from The Peanuts Gang “Wah, wah, wah, wah, wah wah” 

Gia’s photo shoot.  TPTB didn’t really expect me to watch that, right?  Right? Honestly I was off in the kitchen trying to make carrot sticks taste like Reeses Peanut Butter cups before the first flash of Lucky’s camera.  And by the way…that never works. 

Gia throwing her weight around at the Grille….HELLO, Emily is the maid of honor and her family owns the Grille.  Assume the strings have been pulled and plan the darn thing. 

ATTENTION PROP PEOPLE!  Carly was not wearing her wedding ring on Thursday.  

Confession time:

I’m fully prepared to take my 30 lashes with a wet noodle for these statements, but can I at least chose the person performing said task?*Angel isn’t Oscar (not even Oscar the grouch) material but she doesn’t bother me as much as Carly.  I was momentarily intrigued.  I got over it though as soon as we were subjected to the riveting drama of 10 ways not to slice celery and Inspecting Palm trees 101.  But back to Carly, I’m one of the few people who aren’t completely offended by Tamara Braun’s portrayal of Carly

*I liked the Casablanca skit.

*Luke kisses Hells!  Flea who? :::scratch, scratch::::  OMG that was SO the scene of the week.  Loved it. Loved it. Loved it!  I rewound that scene more than once (or twice!).   

How many Hail Marys is that?

*******End Confessions**********

Let it never be said that I don’t acknowledge when characters I hate actually do or say something correct.  Zander’s statement that “he’d love her” when MyNed asked what he would do if Emily was paralyzed for the rest of her life almost choked me up.  I see that they are trying to redeem Zander.  Can we redeem his barber first? 

Luke: “Just because you’re paranoid, doesn’t mean that people aren’t following you.”  

Ned is searching for Jax now?  NOW??? 

“It’s none of your business!”  THANK.  YOU.  Melroy Place is starting to choke the last ounce of tolerance I have for this show right out of me. 

Melissa:  “I have every right to.”  BUH- HUH!  Since when are the Cassadines her arch -enemies?  I’ve found a use for Stavros’ homicidal streak. 

When, exactly, did Stavros have time to formulate a fauxidentity, let alone order business cards?  Maybe it’s just me but if I’d been hangin’ with the Hagan Daas for the last twenty years (wait let me ponder the bliss of that thought for a moment…..… ok) I think I’d maybe want a vacation in the tropics.  What the hell am I saying, I always want a vacation in the tropics.  Also, with all of the skulking he’s doing, when did he find the time to make/pay somebody to make the “Luke Spencer” toe tag and arrange for Luke to be in the elevator at that moment?  Or, did he just pay that guy to ride the elevator until Luke showed up? 

Camoflage is only a fashion statement for Elmer Fudd.  I don’t care if they do sell it in Wyndam’s! 

Bobbie and Mike BOTH need to stay out of Carly’s & Sonny’s marriage.  Mike needs to quit defending Sonny for being a coward.  He’s HIDING from his Wife for god’s sake.  Grow a spine Sonny.   Bobbie, as second only to LaKane in divorce decrees, needs to refrain from dispensing marital advice. 

Something TPTB are getting right.  I know, it shocked me too.  Sibling interaction. 


Chloe, honey, Port Chuckles is over-run with international financiers:  Stefan, the Qs, JAX, why is it surprising that Lucien Cain, an international financier, is in PC?  Try to use that gray matter between your ears for something other than to hold your hair on. 

Ok.  Friday’s show.  I knew what was coming (how I long to be spoiler free again!).  I was dreading it almost as much as the L&L divorce paper signing (still hoping the clerks there are as incompetent as some I deal with daily) and it was, in fact, less painful than I anticipated, but still too cheesy-silly to be truly enjoyable.  I own exactly 4 movies, two of which GH managed to mock, Gone With the Wind and Casablanca, and I’m a little miffed about it.  Scotty and Laura should be moving forward, dating like adults, not playing dress up (unless we’re talking about the American tourist and the naughty French maid thing *G*) like children. 


He’s handsome but certainly not Clarke Gable.  Genie’s time on North & South didn’t do much for her pretend Southern accent…y’all. 


Thank gawwwwd that was a silent movie. 


Did anyone else chuckle over the fact that Elizabeth Taylor (the original Helena Cassadine) played Cleopatra in this movie?  I promise not to do any Queen of the (de) Nile jokes, but I’d definitely like to see how well Marc Antony wields his sword! 


So can somebody please explain again to me why the GH wardrobe people have such a hard time putting Laura in decent looking clothing when she looks absolutely fabulous here? 

Now, I’m going to go make some popcorn, pull the shades and watch Port Charles.  Here I come, Caleb, honey! 



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