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I used to have a long disclaimer here for the confused and manners-challenged people who don't know the difference between a "rumor" or "gossip" and an actual spoiler, but screw it. Angry, bitter, small minded people will always talk their trash to compensate for their own 1st chakra frustrations and inadequacies.
When you read those vicious people on the message boards, just shake your head and remember they aren't getting any play, so they're grumpy. Pity them, then dismiss them.
Note: Due to the large volume of e-mail he receives, Sage regrets that he is unable to personally answer each e-mail. He wants you to know that he reads each and every one (some 2-3 times) and greatly appreciates your communication. Please DO NOT ask Sage for further info on what is going to happen on the shows. Any information he has that he can share will be put into his column ASAP.
I think the week has been condensed to Wednesday, Thursday, Friday because all I'm thinking is WTF?????
Out of nowhere, we hear that JACOB YOUNG, of screaming Lucky fame on General Hospital, has been tapped as the next JR on AMC.
Furthering the WTF to it's highest extremes comes the rumor (and it is just rumor at this time, but a strong one) that (wtf?) Lillibits Corinthos is ALIVE?
I saw her walk to the car, saw her with her keys, saw her look back lovingly at Sonny, saw her turn the key as Jax and Brenda clinked and saw her get blown to berjeebers. I've been looking at her ever evolving graves for years now (Port Charles' granite psychiatrist couch) and I swear, I saw her as Sonny's Celestial Babysitter when he died and then came back to Carly after being shot one of those many times.
So what happened? Are we to presume that although the car was blown to bits, sturdy stock Lily was blown clear and Alcazar found her? If there is ANY attention to history, even a cursory nod, the fact that we saw her go into a car that was destroyed by a bomb cannot be denied.
If Lily returns, a whole ugly can of worms wiggles its pointed little heads up out of the dirt. Can Juan be far behind? (yikes!) Are we also supposed to believe that Sonny's child survived? Are they going to go the legal angle and proclaim Sonny and Carly's marriage invalid?
Lord, please don't let this one be true.
. . . a pleasant day at the beach can go from the picture on the left to the picture on the right. *sigh* See, I'm an outdoorsy kinda guy and I spend hours outside every day, usually in shorts and with no shirt. I've got a really good tan going (Mom calls it "skin damage" and I do know that as a skin care guy, I should be more into coverage, but hey, I wore my hat!
On Saturday, Colin asked if I wanted to drive out to the coast to a clothing option beach he knew. I didn't really have any ethical qualms about it and actually have some previous experience with such things when I visited Saipan and Guam back in the early 80's. For one thing, I was a lot younger and less inhibited back then. For another thing, Colin and I haven't taken that level of intimacy yet and it felt weird that our first peek would be in public. Since Mom was spending the weekend with Kye and Vince, I decided to just go for it.
I hadn't been to the beach in so long and it was just glorious. The area where we were was so beautiful with lots of botanicals and little secluded coves. We staked out our spot and unpacked our cooler and basket of lots of food and liquor, then came the critical moment. We both got hit with a moment of shyness and had to do the count to three, draw your weapon at the same moment thing. We dropped trunks and then flew screaming like idiots out to the water which was waaaay colder than I expected (Hey, what can I say? I'm a hot tub guy!) We both yelled, "Ahhhh! Shrinkage!!" at the same moment. It was a wonderful day and I never thought twice of any repercussions. The area where we were was very secluded and we only saw maybe a dozen people the whole day.
I have a deep tan, I don't normally think of sunscreen, but
evidently I wore my hat on the wrong head that day because baby,
Sage is fuchsia! I'm having to type this while
kneeling on my prayer stool (a thing sort of like this) ------------------>
Thanks to all who have written to ask about her. With her new medication and Colin's constant care, she's getting better all the time and is coherent and nonbitchy as the default rather than the exception, which is just lovely. She sends her love.
The gossip on the shows is fairly sparse this week with the soap world seeming to fall to a hush in anticipation of the GH Fan Weekend. Katrina shared a few tidbits with me that she intentionally left out of her commentary for me specifically to share with you.
I sent her some "Sage Says, 'Hello Darlings'" stickers so she could pass on my well wishes to the GH crowd from the comfy place of her boobins. She said tons of people commented on it and knew me!! I love you guys too!! But you already knew that.
Something that really made me laugh was a story she told me that I will share with you in her words:
I was at the Patio Cafe and a lady came up to me having seen
"You know Sage??"
"Yes I do. He is a writer for me on my website, Eye on Soaps."
"No, this Sage is a gossip columnist and has his own website.
"That's the same Sage! Our sweetie! He writes his
"No, this guy is gay and has lots of cats on his page."
"That's him! That's our Sage!"
stare. "No, this is another person altogether. I'm sorry I bothered you."
: P Just for the record, I want to say that I am Sage (Sage I am), the one and only (until GH brings on my namesake... more on that later) and I write this gossip column called "Sage's Place," but it is very comfortably and proudly and happily just one small piece of the incredible website called "Eye on Soaps." We have many, many brilliant, entertaining writers and I am deeply honored to be in their company. I don't have my own website and have never had my own website and have no intention of having my own website. I leave allll that work to my darling boss and very dear friend, Katrina.
She also told me that when she went up to see John Ingle, his assistant, Barbara said, "You know Sage?" When Katrina gave her "he works for me" speech, she nudged Mr Ingle and said, "You know him, I forward his columns to you" and he said, "THAT'S the guy?" I was torn between hoping the 'that's the guy?" was a good thing and doing the happy dance that John Ingle reads my little words!
Katrina told me that everyone she told about the scoop she got while there that Cameron gets custody of Kristina had exactly the same reaction I had: "Wha'?" Alexis moves in with him and has her law license back, so she's busy defending Stefan against the charge of murdering Summer. Supposedly, we are going to be seeing more of the Alexis of old.
Speaking of the "of old," the Stefan "of old" is also due to be re-emerging as we learn that there really is a motivating force behind Stefan's unusually cruel behavior since his return. Alcazar or someone is threatening to kill Nikolas if Stefan doesn't create compliance.
Elizabeth sees a flier from the art show and is flooded with memories of why she fell in love with Ric, but before she can act on it, she's run down by a car driven by Courtney, who is riddled with drugs. So how is Jason going to react to this when it so closely mirrors the way his life was changed when drunk AJ was driving the car. The other question would be whether or not the current writers would even notice the correlation. Elizabeth is blinded, but with her commemorative room at Miracle Hospital, I'm sure she'll have fully functioning peepers in nothing flat. So we should call this story "Aj Meets Gia Meets Chloe" because we're actually recycling three stories at once.
With the announcement that Constance Towers has two upcoming tape dates, one has to wonder how her appearance will correspond with the return of Luke and Tony Geary comes back from his annual summer vacation. Since Stefan's return, it has been said that the Spencer-Cassadine war will be heating up again and it seems they are heading in that direction.
Nope, ABC never did call to ask permission to name their new female character "Sage." I'm a little shaky about it because what if she's another Angel Ellis? If she sucks, I'm going to get all confused when I hear people badmouthing Sage and not know if I wrote a crappy column or if SheSage was reading off the prompter and over-emoting that day. Aye aye aye. Why must they complicate my life thusly? If we get characters named Coggie and Wub Queen, we'll know they're up to something.
All of the ABC shows will be rebroadcasting the Fan February episodes on Monday, Labor Day. If you didn't become fully convinced that the whole thing was rigged, be sure and watch it again to solidify that thought. "What the fans wanted" my sunburned ass. Pfft.
The sick news that writers had started to move forward with a story wherein Johnny rapes Alexis was more than some viewers could take. Evidently, it was also more than the actors could take and they let it be known that the story wouldn't fly. Good thing.
By all accounts, Billy Warlock hasn't been fired at all, but the door is being left wide open should he decide on his own to leave.
The scuttlebutt says that the only reason Nathaniel Marston was let go was to further the exit of James DePaiva. As the story supposedly go, Marcie contracts some sort of liver infection from being tossed into the dumpster (as Kate so glibly mentioned, Michael Cambias on AMC gets thrown into a dumpster and gets his hair bleached, Marcie gets a deadly disorder) and passes it on to Al via their sexual encounter and he dies after getting a liver chunk from Gabrielle. Since we're hearing that Gabrielle and Max bond over their grief, it's reasonable to figure that when Max moves to North Carolina to be with his twins (and since we know that Bo and Nora have a planned reunion around Christmas and that Fiona Hutchinson was pink slipped this week) that Gabrielle could well be in accompanyment. Supposedly, Marcie will still be around from time to time as Kathy Brier steps into leading lady shoes in the Broadway production of "Hairspray," but she will not be taping on Wednesdays when the matinee show takes place. This effectively removes the Holdens from Llanview.
Hillary B. Smith is still stalling out on revealing whether or not she will renew her contract. We have to wonder whether the ship has sailed on the Bo and Nora dynamic or if they'll be able to raise the roof yet again.
Rumors of Phil Carey (Asa)'s dismissal are floating around, but I could not find any hard evidence of it. Still other rumors suggest that it's going to be Renee who dies.
Alexander Cambias finally dies this week and his new best son, Ryan, takes back Pine Valley and swears out his vengeance on Michael Cambias. Don't look for the grinning hyena to be Lord of the Valley for very long. I'm told we'll be surprised at who finally takes him out and it's someone who does have experience with such things.
If you haven't figured it out, it looks as though Bianca will be forced to continue her pregnancy and carry the baby in order to provide indisputable evidence of a sexual encounter with Cambias. Sure, you can do DNA testing on pregnancies that do not survive, but I'm sure that will be ignored in favor of drama, drama, drama!
Scary rumors are flying about saying that Michael E. Knight just might not sign a new contract and is, in fact, being wooed by a soap on another network. What a crime it would be to lose Tad the Cad, but then, he doesn't fit into that coveted target age that Brian Frons (head of ABC daytime) is hoarding. I loved it when I recently read his actions as "youth-a-nizing." Pfft. I know it's putting me to sleep.
Sleep. What is that?
I'm out of here for another week and I hope yours is a pleasant one. I'm going to be healing and doing all the herby stuff to make this burn all better again.
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Y'all take care. Love you,
Darlings, here is a very special banner (much like the Wub Queen's) to help you figure out why Sage, who loves you so dearly, isn't posting until tomorrow:
From One of My Sweeties!