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Since the GH spoilers already came out, I don’t really have all that much to report this week. I’ll be doing an uncensored column later in the week when I choose between which of the 8 or so things I want to rant about. Gotta pace myself, you know, Darlings.
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all of you who were wonderful enough to write and ask, Mom is really doing
great. The heat was getting
to her for a while (we've been over 100 degrees every day and the
evaporative cooler doesn't do much past that stage - our house is too big
and old for central air - so I got a little window AC for her room, which
helped IMMENSELY but dang! Those things are wicked
expensive!!!). She seems to have perked up in the past week or so
and it’s been nice
having her able to be up and around more for the company.
We even got to go out to dinner Saturday night! She was
so glad to finally be away from the house, but was just as glad to get
both really enjoyed the soaps in the past two weeks, with the exception of
the horror that was and is the Luke and Laura swan song.
We’re both grieving what could have been a marvelous send off
(fabulous wedding, year long honeymoon with Lulu and Lesley), but
no…instead we get Crazy Mary and Pathetic Pete.
has been employing some wonderfully classic soap stuff, from the dead wife
reappearing at the wedding to the “Because he’s my SON!”
pronouncement by Nessa. Those
are the moments I love best about soaps.
I don’t need them to be realistic.
I watch them to ESCAPE real life and the limitations of
“reality.” I want the
implausible to unfold on my screen!
was disappointed to hear that Josh Duhamel isn’t planning to re-pen a
contract with AMC when his expires this fall.
He fell from grace with me a bit during the gaggable sick Laura
story, but that little dance where his feet never touched the floor when
Dead Vanessa opened her eyes won my heart again.
I find his relationship with Greenlee to be a bit boring now, but I
would like to see him explore his newfound brotherhood with Trey before he
bails. Wonder how we’re writing Leo off?
of writing off, the hunk factor is lowering even more so now that it has
been announced that Cameron Mathison will NOT be returning from time to
time as planned. Seems the
details couldn’t be ironed out to the satisfaction of everyone
concerned, so he’s gone as in *gone*.
I hope we don’t have to suffer through a death telegram for
Chris. With any luck, he’ll
just stay on the move, riding to live and living to ride.
As if Aiden and Trey are going to make up for Ryan and Leo.
are still hot and heavy about Anna trading a Valley for a Port and
vacating to GH this winter. As
much as Finola Hughes goes on and on about loving to work with VI, I
can’t see her leaving, but the buzz continues!
And what is there for her in GH?
Mac has been reduced to recurring status and almost everyone else
who knew her is gone. I suppose if they can bring a newbie on board, they can bring
back a veteran cold. If only
they’d give Tristan Roger’s (Robert Scorpio) phone a little ringie
dingie, things could get really interesting.
The buzz is that Anna is soon going to start a relationship that
David despises. Any chance
that smidgen of comfort Jackson gave her will blossom?
Would that ever be a thorn in David’s side!
I have heard that AMC is looking for a return of Lily, so maybe
Jackson could get thrust onto a front burner yet!
look for the Santos family to gain more exposure, even with Maria back in
town. Kelly Ripa has asked to
be bumped down to recurring status in order to remain with the show while
she continues to co-host with Regis.
Hubby Mark is filming the new Benjamin Bratt movie in Australia, so
his stand in will be doing a pop in once a week or so.
There has been some noise made about bringing back Noah and Julia.
Sydney Penny (ex-Julia) has been contacted about a return and is
still making up her mind. If we get Noah back, it won’t be in the form of Keith
Hamilton Cobb, who is still happily settled in Gene Roddenberry’s “Andromedia.”
Relax. They aren’t
bringing back Rosa and from what I hear, Anita is also not looking to
return anywhere soon.
been hearing for months now that Eileen Herlie is ready to retire. We will definitely be sorry to see her go!
weeks of draught, this show has really taken off in the past week.
GH could definitely take some lessons on how to usher out a
character in style and dignity! Personally,
I didn’t think they were even going to make Ben’s exit as critical as
it was, but at least they left room for him to have a hero’s return
later. There’s lots of
material for Erika Slezak to work with as she deals with the grief of what
Niki has done to her family and it was a genius move to have Larry suggest
that Viki should go see Susanna Hannen (who is Nora’s sister) for
reintegration and, we can only hope, to dig that damned secret out of Niki.
I hope they show some of Viki’s therapy because Maurene Anderman
who plays Susanna is just wonderful.
I have also heard rumors of Ellen Bethea returning for a while as
Rachel Gannon. She is another
character whose return visits are always too short.
If any of you newbies actually saw Dr Larry in a scene that had
nothing to do with giving someone medical news, you’d be amazed.
He’s a total hottie and a wonderful actor. Same things for Rev Andrew.
If you’d seen the scenes where he was lusting after Marty (it was
a chick, don’t get riled) Seybrooke while still married to the UberHot
Cassie, you’d not know it was the same guy who gets hauled out only for
the occasional marriage.
the one MADE IN HELL between Asa and Gretel.
That is going to be fabulous to watch and I am beyond pleased that
they are giving Nigel such a prominent role in the story.
If ever a favorite butler could eclipse Reginald, it’d be Nigel.
Of course, we can see the inevitable love story between Gretel and
Asa coming like a freight train, but the trip is going to be fantastic.
I’m only sorry that Renee was so devastated in the process and I
felt that Gretel’s treatment of her, especially after Renee took her in
when she was the town’s pariah, was unforgivable.
Give Renee a man and give him to her fast!
I’d much see Sam hook up with Renee than Blair!
there anyone I can payoff to get Jen OUT of front line stories for a
while? It’s a total sin
that she is on my damned screen every day while more worthy actors (do I
need to bring up Larry and Andrew again?) are pushed to the side?
Who…someone tell me who…Jessica Morris went on her knees to in
order to land this part AND stay in the spotlight every day since her
arrival on the set? (and I
don’t think she was on her knees to beg, baby)
Now we have to endure a laborious (no pun intended) story where she
tries to get Al to knock her up so she can pass the baby off as Cris’ to
make him stay with her and blah, blah, blah can I PLEASE have another
story or a puke pan FAST???
still will not discuss the island or what a nasty little tease Tea is
in the world can we expect Lindsay to be good when doggone it!
This stuff just falls in her lap?
the scene where Judge Fitzwater turned the tables on Max. Everything about it just vibrated with humor and excellent
writing. Now if only we can
get Roxy that makeover and get Max to chase HER for a while!
swear to God, if I EVER were to hiss “shut…up…” to my mother after
committing a felony and being called on it, I’d be eating cheeseburgers
out of the other side of my head for the rest of my life.
I cannot BELIEVE how the writers are having Al speak to Gabrielle
and more importantly, I can’t believe that she’s taking it!!
Bad, bad form!!
most of the spoilers for GH went out on Friday, I don’t have a lot to
say about the show. After
getting off to a rocky start, I thought that Genie Francis did a brilliant
job of play Laura as crazier than a shithouse rat.
She had to take a day or so to find her footing in the changes in
the character, but by week’s end, she was doing just a fine job.
How Scott will come back from this unredeemable point is a mystery
to me, but one thing that was always sacred was his love for and
protection of Laura and now that’s another GH institution that has been
shot all to hell. God knows
Bobbie is never going to tolerate his railroading of Luke, so he can kiss
that relationship good bye and hope to God that the crossover for Lucy is
more than just a rumor or he’ll never get any in that town again.
of silence: Don Chastain,
portrayer of the OH so evil Tom Baldwin, brother of Lee and husband of
Audrey (after and before Steve), father of Tommy, Audrey’s son (also
temporarily known as “Stevie”), died at the age of 66 of cancer recently. He
was a bad, bad man (the character), but a really good actor.
of another pregnancy do abound and I can tell you that it’s a strong
chance it’s Carly. Since we
know that the paternity of Alexis’ baby is going to remain a secret for
some time, we have to assume that Carly is going to have good reason not
to tell…the only thing that would keep her quiet is a baby of her own.
No way will she want to compete with Alexis’ uterus and the
product thereof, so if she’s pregnant, Alexis’ secret is safe, so my
vote is she is the next one to get a bun in the oven.
Since Guza HATES dealing with pregnant and baby stories, this is a
real switch for him to pull two at once.
rumors of a fantasy love scene between Brenda and Sonny are, alas, untrue.
They will be together in a safe house, but no love scenes, real
time or fantasy, have been shot or are expected.
you worry about Skye! Her
trip off the wagon was very temporary and she and Jax will soon be
reunited, at least for a while. The
wedding plans will recommence and ba-bammm…Brenda will return in the
middle of the nuptials. Although
at first, Jax will affirm that his heart is with Skye, little by little,
he’ll be pulled towards Brenda. Skye
will definitely come into her own in this story and find strengths she
didn’t even know she had and a love she didn’t even know could exist.
The biggest problem I ever saw with Jax is that he insisted that
she become a person who was different than who she really is.
With her next love, she’ll be loved because of who she is; not in
spite of who she is. They
could have had a chance if VM had not joined the cast, but as soon as the
ink was dry, the writing was on the wall. (They might as well have just signed the contract on the
wall!) Sorry, my little
Saxkateers. I wish the news
another who won’t be spending much time sitting in the mud puddle and
crying. Now that he and
Courtney are stronger than ever (those Jason rumors are BS), he’ll have
a new lease on life. When
Edward tries to get him to turn on Ned, he refuses and ends up getting
Edward out of a ton of trouble. Watch
for a stronger, more capable AJ to step up to the bat soon.
Sonny is going to be shot and yep, he’s going to fake his death in an
attempt to take out Alcazar once and for all.
Carly is in on the scheme and in fact, has a hand in cooking it up.
It will be done in classic Guza “Clink-boom” montage style.
(around Sept 16)
more time: Don’t worry, my
precious little Liason folks. Chant
along with Sage: “It’s
all being drawwwwwn out until November Sweeps.”
nothing on Zander except that Amber Tamblyn posted on her message board
that GH is going for an Emily recast.
She says she was never contacted and a source close to GH says that
she was contacted and the details could not be worked out.
Regardless, it’s possible we’ll see a new Emily on screen,
which will no doubt give Zander something to do.
and Gia are also a dim light on the screen for a while.
I’m hearing that she will somehow lose the Face of Deception
contract (No Laura/No Deception???), but that she and Nik will be closer
than ever. A Helena return is
rumored for the fall (yayy!).
heard that Brenda sneaks a flare gun from a medical pack and uses it to
ignite the fuel tanks on the yacht, then almost gets blow to bits herself!
Someone on the set told me that all of the Alcazar stuff was
ordered away, so if he’s staying in PC, it’s going to be in new digs.
of staying, my favorite strip club owner may be down, but he ain’t out!
Blake Gibbons, who plays Coleman, is staying around a while longer. In what capacity, I’m not sure.
Maybe he can run Kelly’s!
all for tonight! Take care,
WHEEE HEEEE!! NEW GH SPOILERS!!
Alcazar is fooling Brenda into thinking she has Veronica
It’s only Maxie and Georgie who are kidnapped by Alcazar to
strong arm Roy into following his orders to take out Sonny.
Felicia has a deal for Alcazar:
Let my babies go and take me instead.
has a foretelling nightmare.
She and Sonny dream of a happy future together.
opens up to Jason and tells him she wants to be with him...when it’s
tells Jax that Skye was not going to follow through on her part of the
Jax tells Skye she didn’t pull Edward’s plug...HE DID!!
(Edward, not Jax)
manages to finagle a flare gun.
She almost does herself in using it to escape when she blows up the
She goes get out and gets a message to Sonny, asking him to meet
her at St Timothy’s Cathedral.
He doesn’t know who he’s meeting.
comes into his own in a big way!
Look for him to act like a real man.
Jax and Sonny run into one another at Brenda’s cottage on the
anniversary of her death, their animosity remains intact.
works to follow through on Alcazar’s orders, but Carly shows up at the
tumble off the wagon is short lived and she determines to win back her
She does – at least for a while!
(You GO girl!!)
They share a close moment and make WUV.
Column comes on Monday, Baybee!!!
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