March 16, 2004
Well, it's been awhile, believe me, I know. But I'm back, and ready to
take another (and hopefully many more) swings at it. And honestly, I don't
really know where to start. First of all, congratulations to BP for the
Emmy nomination! Finally, PC is beginning to get the recognition for
acting that it so richly deserves. I'm disappointed that there aren't
anymore nominations, but I can say this about the character of Jack
Ramsey. I never would have gotten into PC if it hadn't been for him. I
didn't really start watching until the summer vamp storyline, and everyone
did an EXCELLENT job. It was a little out there, but it worked
marvelously, and I'm glad to have a soap that's not afraid to take on
ideas a little out of the ordinary. We watch these things to get away from
everyday life (remember the 'great escape' logo) so why not go all the
way. I enjoy every episode of PC. It's great. I've even got some of my
friends hooked on it and their only protest: 'It's only half an hour?!'
My sentiments, exactly.
Only two or three more weeks now (I lost track) until we find out who
fills that fifth chair, and I really have been anticipating this because I
have no idea who it's going to be, though I do have some suspicions. All
the soap mags are predicting Ian, but that seems kind of drastic to me,
he's one of the show's main characters. No matter what the storyline, he
usually has a spotlight. (which can get annoying, but we can get into that
later?) So, who do I think is going to get it?
Ricky: A very possible candidate. The only person he's really connected to
is Casey, and she's leaving soon. Unless they find this guy some friends
(who are actually alive) I don't see him sticking around too much longer.
He had potential when 'Gigi' was here, but after her exit (and a very
sweet exit it was) he?' not left with a lot to work with. BUT, if it is
going to be him, why have the ?death? scare now, with a few weeks left to
go. Unless, they plan to make him suffer with a nasty infection. Poor guy.
I really do like the way his accident was played. We, the viewers didn't
get to see his face until he saw it for himself. (which is a good thing,
cause I don't know how long I could have looked at it). I will miss him if
he gets killed off. Like Casey, he was more than mildly annoying in the
beginning, but he grew on me after awhile. I'm sure they could find
something to do with him if he stuck around.
As for anyone else, Kevin and Christina have already had their near death
experiences. Alison is too obvious, especially since she already came
close to death as well. Remember the gas leak. (I almost did.) Jack and
Livvie haven't been around that much too just come out of the woodwork and
die for the sake of a storyline. My guess is that it will have to do with
whomever Amy is close too, and right now, I'm throwing out Eve and Ian as
possibilities. So, who's been hot on Amy's tail ever since she arrived?
Chris: Sure, he's been around since the beginning (right?), but it would
be the perfect ending. Of all people, he seems one of the least likely to
end up in heaven, but the irony is great. And he'll definitely need some
help crossing over. Hopefully, Amy won't be the one to give it. You'd
think the big guy upstairs would get a clue and zap her back before she
causes some real damage. And where, exactly is Harris coming from? Is he
just in her head, or do inhabitants of down-under get fieldtrips too? All
I can say, is Chris had better look out, because he definitely fits all
the requirements. Instead of worrying about Eve, he needs to watch his own
back, cause it seems as if no one else is.
So will one of my predictions be ?dead? on? Pun intended. I wonder how
many bad jokes I can get out of this storyline.
There are some other things I'd like to get off my chest. Does anyone else
get the idea that Paige and Lucy are not the best team? I mean, I knew
Paige was an airhead from the start, but unfortunately, it looks like
she's rubbing off on Lucy. I almost couldn't believe my ears when they
were studying the tarot cards. 'Young girl? I don't know any young girl??
Hmm, let's think, how about the one you tried to take up into the pearly
clouds with you? Does Christina ring a bell? My theory, if these two can
collaborate enough brain power to figure it out (thank the Lord, Kevin is
stepping in soon), is that Julie and Paige are probably distant cousins or
something, which would make Paige, Christina's second aunt or something. I
can't think of any other female character she would be related too.
Here's a lightning bolt I just had. If Chris is the fifth chair, then
he'll be able to reunite with Julie, assuming that she has already taken
her glass elevator to the sky. Just a thought. That would be the best way
to end this.
So, I wonder if Rafe will be sticking around. My guess is that Ed will
find a way to keep him on Earth to be with his lady love, because all
other solutions to this problem are just not going to fly with me. There
is the possibility that Alison will go running back to Jamal after a week
on her own, since it appears she doesn't know how to be single. Or, she
WILL be alone, but be miserable, which I don't want to watch either. But
who knows what will become of Jamal if Rafe sticks around. Hmm, what's a
guy to do? Personally, I much rather watch Jack and Livvie right now.
Well, it's been fun, and I'm enjoying writing again. I'll check back in
soon when inspiration strikes.