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(Yes, Sage is a guy... and a damned
good looking one too!)
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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
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What a month it has been. I've always adored the
Fall, but it brings with it so much work! I do know that next year, I'm
not putting out anything near the garden, herbs and veggies, as we did this
year. We just don't use that much food any more and since most of the
girls moved away, it's hard to find homes for it. I guess I pretty much
just did it out of habit. We've (Colin and I) been harvesting fruit from
the trees, veggies from the garden, herbs for Mom from the herb garden and it
seems like it never ends. I thought I was about finished, but it looks
like we're going to have one more swipe through yet to go. I've been
harvesting and canning and freezing and bagging until it feels like I'm doing it
in my sleep. I sent a ton of it to Colin's friends and family, pushed off
as much as I could onto Kye, called in a huge number of my ex-clients to come in
and graze through what was left (and you know they were all begging for me to do
their hair and sweetie, when Sage retires, he is RETARRED!! NO MORE!!
DOWN, girls, down!!). Finally, it's all gotten pretty manageable, but then
there's the business of what's yet to come. I am going to go to one of the
homeless shelters or churches and see if any of them are interested in coming to
pick through the next wave. As they are each year, my hands are covered
with scratches and dings and scrapes to the point that I can barely type.
My muscles have even been aching a bit, which shows that I'm getting older and
need to start taking better care of the bod. Lenore, get over here and
help me take care of this bod, baby!
Mom is gearing up for her birthday when all of the girls
are coming in to have a party for her. They have worked together so that
(supposedly) I don't have to provide anything or do anything which works for me.
That means I can just sit back and eat! Since her birthday is on the 31st,
the little ones will go out trick-or-treating for a while and then come back
here for the rest of the party. The break from kiddies will be great.
I love kids and it's wonderful to have them in, but sometimes, en masse, they
can be a bit overwhelming when I'm quite accustomed to my relatively quiet life.
Then, after the little beggars go to sleep, I can stealthily raid their
stash. I am da mastah at raiding in such a way that I get an awesome array
of stuff and they never miss it. Bwahahaha. It's just considered
"the house's take."
I'm tremendously excited about Mom's birthday because
Colin had a really, really nice full sized electronic keyboard that he won as a
door prize at last year's company Christmas party and never uses (doesn't play,
isn't interested in playing). He's letting me have for the two of us to
give to Mom as a gift. (Everybody say, "Yayyy!") She is a trained
concert pianist and has a lot of trouble sitting up at the upright piano (which
is, like, as old as dirt) to play and this she will be able to put onto the
table on wheels that fits over her bed and play away. We can crank up the
head of her bed and slide the table over and she can just go for it. She
is going to be SO excited. I know how much she misses her music. We
crawled up into the attic the other day and found a big box of her old, old, old
sheet music and have put it together with the few books and sheets she had
downstairs to have it all ready for her. We'll have to give her extra
heart medicine before we lay that one on her!
Speaking of needing heart medicine, I thought I was going
to have to start compressions and get the defibrillator when Mom heard me
mention to Katrina that Ty Treadway was going to do a brief stint as Troy again
on OLTL. She has always loved him and was really eager for him to return.
From what I'm hearing, he will be the "Music Box Killer," a serial killer that
starts paring down the population of Llanview.
I've also heard that the behind the scenes drama at OLTL
is just absolute turmoil and that basically, NO ONE's job is sacred any more.
For a show that's running so smoothly on screen (it's really the only one I
honestly TRY to watch every day any more), it makes up for it all off screen.
The biggest problem is that ABC President of Daytime, Brian Frons, is taking a
heavy hand in scripting and casting and is demanding that scenes be completely
changed and rewritten almost every day. Even the most docile and
professional of actors are starting to get fed up and from what I've heard, the
long arm of the Music Box Killer could swing toward anyone who decides to get
froggy and start croaking. I even heard that Michael Malone, creative
consultant to head writer, Josh Griffin, stormed off the set recently, having
had enough of the bullcrap from highers up. Pfft. I don't care who
Ty kills (other than the sacred Starr, Addie, Dorian and David Vickers) as long
as he does it with his shirt off.
Look for another return to Llanview for Clint Ritchie to reprise the role of
Clint Buchanan on the 17th for Natalie's wedding. His visits to and from
the set bring a tension of their own. There has long been a push for Clint
to return on a more permanent basis (although ex-executive producer, Gary
Tomlin, a personal friend of Ritchie's, was more enthusiastic about it than the
current regime), but Ritchie is perfectly happy on his ranch with his horses and
the last I heard, has no interest in returning full time. Some of the
other cast members aren't too thrilled about shifting around to accommodate his
return and working the revolving door, which creates some thick air at times.
I have a confession to make that really wrecks my soul. I actually broke
down and called the Robin Strasser hotline tonight (212-414-5300 - long
distance charges apply) because Lord, I just love that beautiful Diva woman so
much, on and off screen. Foolishly, I hoped for some words like
"bloodbath" and "pink slips" and "drama" to be tossed around a bit, but I ended
up listening to her talk extensively about the onion/lentil soup she was making
for someone at work who was sick. I had to hang up a good bit into it
because the more I listened, the more she sounded exactly like my sister,
Marji and it was creeping me out quite a good bit. *shudder* I love
Marji, but I also have some rather spank me for I've been a bad, bad boy
feelings about Dorian and two worlds were colliding in a very frighteningly
distasteful, nightmarish way. *shudder*
Still no word (hey, SOMEONE knows somewhere!) on how and how long Al is
sticking around as a ghost or otherwise. We get to see his shady self
first tomorrow and from then, who knows. We know that ABC tends to be a
lying sack of shee-at when they know the fans really, really want something.
(Memory #981234: Gillian's back!!! Pfft.)
In a week on Oct 22nd, my precious sweetie, Susan Batten will be back to help
Luna give Max some advice, which facilitates the exit of James DePaiva.
The question now hanging in the air is what will happen to Gabrielle with a Bo
and Nora reunion firmly in the works.
Other than the fabulous impending glimpse of Mark Pinter as Roger Smythe
on the same day that Lady Luna lights up Llanview, October 22nd. He'll
show up in a dream Greenlee has. Who cares, as long as he shows up.
What, though, if he didn't really die but was taken away to the witness
protection program, the better to set up the REAL Proteus, from whom Vanessa was
merely a front... perhaps one of her ex-lovers/husbands? I'll suspend
reality to get Roger back on the show and see Greens deal with her torn Daddy
An affair? For David and Erica? WTF?
I, for one, hope Binky really does name her baby Myrtle.
Speaking of Bianca, I'm being besieged with letters from angry to frustrated
Lianca fans who are demanding to know WHEN their favorite couple will get
together and WHY there are so many BAM (Bianca and Maggie) wet dreams playing
out on the screen in the meantime. First off, I hope all of you know that
I have no more pull with the shows than YOU do, so I respectfully request that
people stop asking me to "make it happen." Secondly, as I've been saying,
from everything I hear, there is going to be a Lena and Bianca reunion in the
future, instrumented by Maggie. That's really, really, really all I know
and the only thing I can say beyond that is "It will happen when it happens."
I do know that there are supposedly no plans to indicate that Maggie is gay and
their friendship will remain just that. When the studio is ready, it will
happen, but evidently, they want a few other things to play out first.
That's not something I can change and I definitely cannot report on news that I
do not have.
Same goes for the Skye people and the LiRic people and the Liason people and
the Sax people and the CarLo people. If I don't have the information, I
can't pass it along. When people write and ask me why there are no
spoilers around for Skye or Ned or Liz and Ric, it's because we don't have
any. People often suggest that I have information that I'm "unwilling"
to share or I'm holding back. Baby, if I know it, you'll know it next!
I don't keep anything back except occasionally info about any actor's private
life. You aren't going to read me "outing" an actor (and believe me, there
are way more gay people in the industry than you ever imagined) from the closet
or talking about their torrid affairs or such stuff. That's their own
business and not mine, so beyond that, any info I have, you'll see in the
column, just like the big yellow stripe up by Brad and George toward the top of
the page says. We print all the info we get and do our best to be thorough
and accurate. Sometimes things change after we get spoiler or rumors.
Sometimes a source is inaccurate. Basically, in this business, sometimes
you get the bear and sometimes the bear gets you.
For that reason, it's seldom that I discuss and particularly rare that I go out
on a limb for something involving an actor's private life. After hearing
of Katrina's lengthy interview first with Scott Egan earlier this year and
secondly with Scott's publicist, Rita J. Runyon of TRC Entertainment this week,
I am even more convinced than ever that the allegations and vicious rumors being
spread about Scott behaving inappropriately with fans are totally false. I
don't know what people THOUGHT they saw, but I do know that there is plenty of
proof being offered that it never, ever happened. Although I have not
personally spoken to Rita about this, I do claim her as a long time personal
friend and I know for a fact that if there was any grain of truth to this, she'd
have my back and give my shirt a tug, telling me to back down and lay low about
it. She has done that for me before out of love and mutual respect, even
when it's one of her own clients concerned and I know she'd do it again if it
were the case. A really good guy's reputation is being tarnished by people
who are spreading some serious untruths. And that's all I got to
say about that.
The rumors are still flying that Stefan Impaled Off the Cliff was not the real
Stefan, who is alive, well and incarcerated by Helena. If that's the case,
Stephen Nichols isn't aware of it (which could easily be the case). Of
course, I'd love it to be true.
The slate for sweeps has been cleared for a great big Halloween Massacre that
is caused by Faith. Yes, folks WILL die, but it's not yet known who it
Yet another event originally planned for November sweeps (beginning Thursday,
October 30th) is being hurried in early. The Littlest Corinthos will be
born on October 24th (the first was the Journey wedding, which was to happen in
November) amid great angst and drama and danger. Sonny will be the one to
catch, but Lorenzo will be in the mix as well. Chalk up another valiant
attempt by those Port Charles baby killin' staircases (Carly just CAN'T stay
away from them) when she falls down the stairs again passes out and goes
into labor. Courtney screws it up by getting into an accident on her way to go
for help (crap, even Lassie could get that one right - "Go get help! Get
help girl" and Courntey runs out the front door headlong into a tree.
Pffft. Alcazar shows up. Sonny shows up. Much macho posturing
while Carly labors on. Everyone except Sonny pretty much gets shot (that
sounds like a massacre in and of itself!
Georgie and Dillon blow the whole chastity pack and do the deed (ew). Too,
The great card search gets really hot and heavy, turning into GH's version of
Mad, Mad, Mad World when AJ, Skye and Luke join the search.
Coleman alert!! Next week! Be ready and write those letters!!
Overall, even though they have their own merry band of followers, from what I'm
hearing, "Jam" is going over more like Jelly: wet and a bit slimy.
Not many people in the hundred of letters I get in a day (and I do really read
them all even though time restrictions keep me from personally answering them
all and I've YET to be provided with an intern to manage them!) are into them at
all. I'm going, oddly, with the majority by saying that I'm not digging
the cheap Brenda imitation. Maybe she'll flesh out a bit more later in
character, but right now, I'm finding it pretty blah. Meh. To each
I would have been able to fully and completely enjoy the recent day of "no fab
four" (proving they CAN do it!) had I not wanted to beat Emily to death with her
own hands most of the time she was on screen. Any more, the only time I
can tolerate her is when Nikolas is getting really uncontrollably hot and
bothered. Like, yowzer! Sadly, I had to laugh when Colin, the soap
opera "unwashed heathen novice" naively said upon seeing Chad Brannon for the
first time, "Oh look! It's Ash Ketchum from Pokemon." >:< I
remember that once one of Katrina's kids said the same thing. (OK, it was
kind of funny) When I think of the name "Ash," it's Brisco County, Jr with
a chain saw on his arm. (Oh, that Lord Bowler!!)
If anyone is still interesting in participating in the letter writing campaign
to get your favorites more screen time, remember,
here's how to do it!
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With that, Sage is outta here for another week. It was great visiting with
you and I hope to see more of you when the harvest is over and I'm not up to my
eyeballs in every nonmeat food imaginable.
Take care all!!
OH! My Top Ten!!
1 - David is being cool again
2 - Tad is being really cool
3 - Jacob Young isn't screaming... yet
4 - Derreck!!
5 - Greenlee's dress
6 - Ryan's chest and gratuitous push up shots, etc
7 - The real and present threat that Ryan or David one just might kick Aidan's
8 - Greenlee and Jackson
9 - Reggie getting all fidgety watching Jackson's interview
10 - The special episode that aired last week with the Fusion girls' dreams.
Hokey, but I liked it.
1 - Addie's performance today.
2 - Starr's performance ANY day.
3 - Kelly starting to get the "had enoughs" with stupid Kevin
4 - Viki's emotional talk with Ben
5 - Trevor St John in both roles
6 - Nora and Flash today when Nora found out about Daniel's DWI
7 - Wow. Timothy D. Stickney today as RJ tortured.
8 - Marcie, Marcie, Marcie
9 - Al coming back ANY way at all
10 - Jen's miracle recovery from miscarriage (must have gone to GH)
1 - OK, I'm a sap. Courtney's wedding dress
2 - That whoooole day with no fab four.
3 - Tracy's coming back!
4 - Powerful stuff between Luke and Stefan!
5 - Nikolas' hot kisses (forgiving Emily for being around for them)
6 - Luke and Skye... YEAH!!
7 - Jax in a towel
8 - Alcazar in anything
9 - NOTDead Lily is great.
10 - The scene where Emily finds out from Liz that she slept with Zander
11 - The scene were Zander tells Emily he deserves better
12 - The upcoming scene where Zander dumps Emily
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