Welcome back to another week of Sage's Spoiler Party! It is such a pleasure to be back here with you folks to talk about our favorite soaps! I missed a couple of episodes this week (my TV cacked out on me), but I'm trying to catch up on them now with SoapNet so I am up to speed. I am in luvvv with SoapNet and don't know how I lived without it. Funny how so many modern conveniences we think of as indispensable when we only go them in the past 10 years or so. What can I say? I'm a modern kinda guy. I like my creature comforts and niceties more than I can express! I hear people all the time moaning about days gone by and longing for a simpler time. Not me, baby!! I NEED Starbucks and computers and cell phones and hot tubs and pizza delivery and clappers and MP3 players and things like that! Toys make Sage almost as happy as cannies do! For now, this 21st century fella is going to escort you into the land where Soap Talks and Bullshit Walks!
Speaking of such things, I did write an off topic column this week. It's a new project I'm starting and really loved doing. No haters allowed. Here's the link.
Love is heating up! The heat will be turned up a bit more on Kendall and Zach's slow burn and if you didn't notice last week, Babe is starting to get to JR. Di and Tad are getting closer even after he finds out she's not really Dixie. Krystal and Adam continue to banter and bat eyes at one another.
Ryan's focus shifts away from staying dead and more towards Jonathan's surgery.
I mentioned last week that Erica's New Beginnings show seemed to have fallen off the face of the earth, but it's coming back with a bang. Look for special appearances by Whoopi Goldberg, Clay Aiken, Regis Philbin and a collection of New York City mayors: Mayor Denkins, Rudolph Guiliani and Ed Koch.
Alec Musser, NuDel Henry, is under a 13 week contract for the time being.
What? Lambchop has been axed? In a surprise move, AMC has let go Scott Kiniworthy as Josh Madden. His last airdate is September 15th and on September 20th, Colin Egglesfield will take on the role.
Back from maternity leave on October 5, Natalia Cigliuti (Anita) steps into Santos drama with Julia's story in high gear. Although at this time, there is "no intention" on AMC's part to bring Noah back to life (I mean he is only soap dead, after all), with Keith Hamilton Cobb released from Y&R, I imagine it's possible we could see him yet again.
As far as my own impressions go, I am withholding judgment for the time being. All of these stories could go from zero to "interesting" or "in the pooper" in sixty seconds. I think the stories to keep your eye on are Kendall and Zach's tentative romance, Babe's seduction of JR (which I think might end up blindsiding her with her own feelings) and Garrett's creepy obsession with Dani.
For the moment, nothing in particular about this show is ringing my bell, but several there are several potential good stories in the hopper here.
OLTL Spoiler Commentary!
Oh Lord. We are back to "Somewhere in the South Pacific," also known as the longest frickin' weeks in OLTL history. Although I am sure they are not in the South Pacific, historically, Todd, some chick and an island do not bode well for us. Taking my mind back to that time, I find that I really do miss Roger Howarth as Todd. It's not intended as a direct slam to Trevor St John, but sometimes you miss people who used to be in your life, even if you have new people in your life. My bet is that Todd is NOT the one to kill Margaret and that Todd has probably already pretty well smashed the tablet containing all 10 of the remaining commandments.
I can understand why people are disturbed by this particular story, whether Todd is actually the one who does Margaret and her baby in or not, but no one can say that this behavior is out of character for Todd as he has been written over the years. Todd is rabidly protective of his family, especially his children, and Margaret is a clear and present threat to them. She has made it known that she can get close to his family any time she wants and the police have shown little interest in preventing her from doing so. When Todd hates, he hates to the bone. Todd has no reason to trust that the police have the best interests of him or his family in mind, so it make sense he would believe he has to protect them himself, by whatever means possible. Whether it's morally "right" or "wrong" (and definitely not whether it's legally right or wrong) would have little impact if Todd feels his family is in danger. Margaret showed that she can kidnap, rape, maim, torture and kill without hesitation and still continue to freely roam Llanview and cozy up to Jack, Starr and Blair at will. Right or wrong, Todd would characteristically do whatever he feels is needed to protect his family.
My impression is that if the LPD was doing its job, Starr should not have to be defending herself against Margaret.
Again, Todd doing what he feels he must do. Even though he feels better able to trust Starr than Blair, the fact of the matter is that there are some things that kids, even a kid as savvy as Starr, don't need to know.
Stay away from cars, Blair!
...doing his job and not worrying so much about moving Dr Whatshername into his house.
*Sigh* For us as well, I am sure.
I wonder if the island is named "Loo."
I think if you go to the pearly gates and tell St Peter that you died just off the coast of New Jersey, he sends you straight to hell.
Yeah, no kids on Killing Dates.
I'm surprised he has taken Margaret for a honest woman (especially when he won't make one of her).
And that she trusts him any more than he trusts her is something of a shocker as well.
My gun is bigger than my stick is often a pretty dangerous game to play in the middle of nowhere.
Did she invent "post its" as well?
As usual, pretty soon everyone will know about this except Blair.
Maybe she and Blair can bond over their unloopedness.
And there's something in it for him.
I'd say this is David at his best, but David is always at his David Best.
More to mull. I hope her head doesn't catch on fire or anything.
I would like for them to feel unnerved enough to let us know what the story is really about here.
Every time I hear "Buchanan Enterprises," I see in my head a little fleet of Texan Starships...
Daughters and their alternate boyfriends can definitely come in handy!
I hope it leaves US speechless as well! I'm in the mood to be impressed.
Score for Dorian!
Then by all means, we should begin basing Llanview living arangements on what Spencer wants!
He's just quite the little string puller for a Johnny-come-lately in town.
Which shows remarkable restraint on the part of the usually impulsive Rex.
I don't care. I still hate her.
And RJ and Lindsay are in my club as well.
Lindsay unstable? Nevah.
Yeah, that's the first sign. Is he drawing on his prison walls yet?
And what a MARVELOUS needling he was doing! I just love that guy.
Does he give her pamphlets, a flower and an ochre robe? Are they keeping him in a prison on a mountain top in Tibet? Although Cristian was promoted as the Saint Boy of Angel's Square before, we are promised that this time, Cris is gonna have an edge to him. I wonder if Cris will enlighten Evangeline to the truth (I LOVE not having spoilers past the current week!! It's the perfect combination of spoiled and unspoiled!)
Not a good combination!
Welcome to my club, Natalie!
She's one up on Evangeline then, unless those feelings of deep emotion are ABOUT Evangeline, but even then, just hearing it would be one up on Evangeline.
This guy isn't very good at putting puzzles together, is he? (Just a guess here)
Something shiny catch his eye?
What? He's still here?
I am curious about Hugh. I like when a new character is brought on in the sidelines rather than in the glare of the spotlight and his story is unfolded a little at a time. Some of that little coming up now would be good though... kinda dragging here.
I am more worried about how much of his soul he remembers now.
Always great to see Rachel and I am also grateful that they are finally going to let us know what's up with Nora.
GH Spoiler Commentary
You know, regardless of how it plays out, when you cheat, there's going to have to be some piper paying. Nik and Courtney need to get a little more into the idea that they are going to take on some crap for this one.
Super Courtney (MetroCourt?) to the rescue! I hope Lucky gets in a good punch for the ol' Sageman.
That was fast.
Interesting that she's probing him for a change.
I hope she's into mausoleums.
He should definitely be beefing and pumping up if he's going to go another round with Nikolas.
Ah yes, Port Charles' own little Gandhi woman, baking little peace biscuits everywhere she goes.
And it is, after all, his uterus that is involved in this (his proxy uterus, anyway).
You know, I never thought of the Hardys or the Webbers as middle class. I must be lower class than I thought!
Oooh! Guilt money is still money! Take it, Lucky!
Can we change his name from Jax to Dix?
Lucky the InstaCop takes on a veteran corporate raider whose whole adult life is about taking everything away from disadvantaged entities? Good "luck" there, bud.
Volly into Elizabeth and Lucky's side of the court...
Which any rational person calls "justifiable homicide," regardless of the circumstances.
You gotta hate when that happens. Sounds like a Crazy Mary redux.
Has Ric been given the "GH Numbing" or something where a previously intelligent, sharp character is suddenly rendered into little more than an ambulatory fence post?
Yep, he's been rendered to the show's version of Huckleberry Hound. My God have mercy on Ric's soul.
You have to hate it when people refuse to kill for you.
I just completely do not know what to say about this. RIC now kills for Sonny? And it "gives him pause?" This is making me vomit in my mouth a little.
Are the lines between the good guys and the bad guys getting any clearer for the viewers on this one?
Um... SONNY is worried about RIC's morality? I'm truth taken aback on this one.
Y'THINK???!! Alexis has a PROBLEM with her husband becoming a KILLER for the mob? What COULD she be thinking? It MUST be the pregnant hormones. Silly ol' Alexis. She thought the worst thing that would happen to Ric is he'd take a bullet or 10, not take them and put them in a gun...
OK, let me get this right. Ric kills someone for Sonny and Alexis talks to Sonny and Ric HAS A PROBLEM? I think Ric might not be quite as cured of the crazy as we thought he was.
Wait a second... didn't we just kill off Ruiz? Was he just soap dead?
She's... sorry? Contrite? Apologetic. Good God, there's no hope here.
Well, were being the past tense, sounds accurate to me.
Now Reese is sad? The angels are weeping.
That's quite a peace offering (and quite an unpeaceful peace offering).
Again! I hope he has good insurance.
Quick. Please get me Mac in a hurry. I need to see a really good guy for a change.
Can he handle it without Jason's skirts to hide behind?
I'm getting lost. Are the spoilers backtracking here or is Ric killing another person this week?
OK, I think the spoilers are doubling up, so let's go with that idea. This is quite a combination of old Jason and new Jason and this is one story that very, very much interests me!
One of my favorite places to be!
Nuts are good in fruit salad too!
He lets her have the surgery? That should be interesting!
Awwwwww. Can I hear the song again too?
Well, first things first, I guess.
I look forward to seeing Steve Burton play this one out. He's been doing a great job so far!
Something tells me this one is going to stick.
I'd say his future is looking better all the time.
I'd say one does not necessarily need a past to prepare for a future, as Jason has previously proven to us all.
What? No Lucas? Aren't we pulling up the usual suspects here?
Yeah, that might be a little incriminating.
I'm getting ugly, circular images in my head over this and not liking it.
But he was busy trying to extricate Sonny from his latest fracas and couldn't be bothered to know anyone else is alive, I'm sure.
Mac might be the only nice guy in the bunch, but he can never get it right.
It always takes anyone but the PCPD to put the pieces together, doesn't it?
*gasp!* SHE's the roofie, stalker, porn photographer??? Made crazy by being forced to be a senior when everyone else is in college? Send her to Miracle Hospital and she'll be cured in no time!
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Sept 5, 2005
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