Spoilers I use for commentary are compliments
of Soap Zone and Carol Banks Weber:
Hallo Meine Lieblinge!
How awesome it is to be back here in the warm
embrace of my wonderful soap friends! I have been harvesting like
mad in the past two weeks and I have already tagged the gigungian punkin
that will be my jack-o-lantern this year. Zucchini and gourds and
cucumbers and all kinds of things are coming in now, as well as the late
beans, corn and usual garden stuffs. I have found homes for the
surplus and I've been well into "putting food by" both in the freezer and
into canning jars. This is the first year that I have done it
completely by myself (that I can recall anyway) and it wasn't as hard as I
thought it would be; just time consuming. It's still a work in
progress and will be for a few weeks yet. Soon, it will be time for
making the blackberry wine and apple cider for the year as well. So
with the atmosphere of abundance, prosperity and gratitude for all the
harvest has yielded, let us now dive into the warm and inviting pool of
You know, honestly, I don't have much to say
about AMC this week, so I think I'll just be a smart ass for a bit
Why do you look for me here, Lily? I
You're seeing a ghost. G-H-O-S-T
Jonathan Lavery, come forth!
Even though already you
stinketh, even I can redeem your character from eternal
damnation! Come forth from your coma and make full
sentences and do not freaketh me out with funky,
disjointed speak. Come forth and be made whole so that
I might ride triumphantly back into Pine Valley! I need
an ass upon which to ride and you, you son, are that ass!
I HAVE RISEN!
(I hate Ryan more every time I see
OLTL SPOILER COMMENTARY
- John knows.
Evangeline knows. Layla sure knows. Probably the entire town will know
Cristian’s alive and in the pen before Natalie does. Doesn’t look like
John or Evangeline will change that status this week.
That sounds about right.
- Evangeline hassles
John about what he knows and chooses to withhold from Nat.
Something tells me that there's
going to be a whole lotta hassling and not a lot of revealing going on
- But just what does
Natalie stumble onto that has her gasping for air?
A land mine? Can it be a land
mine? Huh, cannit?
- Cristian works
hard at getting out of the pen and winning Natalie’s hand again, leaving
John in the dust. Whatever it takes.
Sounds like as good of an ambition
as any, overall.
- Guilt and paranoia
threaten to overcome Todd, following his part in Margaret’s demise, if
It doesn't look like we are going
to know any time soon whether or not he is the one who actually did the
deed. I'm voting no, but if bad intent is prosecutable, he likely
- Nash inches closer
to the real Jessica/Tess, secret by secret. Well, one of them anyway.
His friend Bruce comes up with the part about Tess really being Jessica.
He's so damned bitter, isn't he?
The only part I've ever liked about Tess (other than her taste in
clothing) is her reaction to finding Bruce at their door.
- While irritated at
being kept in the dark by Tess, Nash doesn’t bother to tell Tess what he
Or what Bruce suspects?
- Nash’s first
conclusion about Bruce’s revelation strays far from Dissociative
Identity Disorder (DID), but to something far more simple. He assumes
that Jessica has been pretending to be Tess to hide from her life.
Whatever gets him through the day,
- Both Carlotta and
Layla counsel Antonio to drop Jessica.
Carlotta definitely has trouble
standing up for any of her daughters-in-law or son suitors, that's for
- Jessica breaks
through Tess’s guardrails to e-mail an SOS missive to Antonio. The
missive enables Antonio to start making headway in the hunt for Jessica.
Well praise the Lord and thank Bill
electronic SOS renders Carlotta’s and Layla’s counsel moot for Antonio.
Yeah, well, it's not like he ever
takes any of them seriously anyway.
- Antonio sends an
e-mail back to Jessica, who is able to surface long enough to see it.
Why don't they just IM and be done
with it? Get a (chat) room, already, you too cuhrazy kids!
- Nash interrupts
the Jess/Antonio e-mail exchange, throwing Jess off-kilter and
confounding himself with this strange woman who doesn’t act like Tess.
But then Tess fights for control, long enough to be truthful with Nash
for once. She confirms that Tess doesn’t exist.
And is just a user name in computer
- Before Nash can
explore this outburst further, Tess bails on him.
It's definitely her #1 problem
- Then, Tess heads
back to Nash to fill in the blanks on her dual personality.
I hope she fills them in with the
right words instead of treating it like a romantic ad libs form.
- Tess and Nash
resolve to maintain an open-book policy.
Like either of them picks up a
book... ever. Pfft.
- While Jessica has
taken over, she experiences what feel like pregnancy symptoms. Jessica
then informs Tess of their delicate condition.
That should shut her up for a bit.
I'll bet she bails on Jessica for at least 43 weeks or so.
- Antonio remembers
his best friend John following his e-mail exchange with Jessica… enough
to ask for an SOS of his own.
Oh yeah, that guy! I'll bet
he can do something for me!
- Antonio has a
chance for full disclosure with Viki, but passes. Instead, Antonio
covers by telling Jessica’s mother that her daughter went to California.
Nothing about the DID.
Viki's going to be pissed when she
finds out that Natalie isn't the only one who is the last to know.
- Rex’s sleuthing
pays off in paydirt against R.J., for Antonio’s case.
He's just a regular little Columbo
these days, isn't he?
- Antonio then
requests that John jump on what Rex uncovered about R.J. Rex?!
The mere mention of that guy’s name puts doubt as to the advisability of
Antonio’s request in John’s head.
Rex has accomplished more in two
months than the LPD has in over a year, so I think maybe they might want
to all take him a little more seriously.
- Lindsay issues a
borderline-obsessive declaration to Rex about Jamie; she will not give
up her “daughter” under any circumstances, law or no law.
Yep, she's rounded that ol'
familiar crazy bend again.
- Nora and Bo raise
voices, engaging in an awful mess until… Nora drops to the floor.
Works every time to avoid conflict.
- Next week: Nora
could die, it’s touch and go there for a while… Bo’s beset with guilt
over Nora’s near-fatal condition… Tess is like a vault, with Nash on the
outskirts and no combination, regarding her personal business… Tess is
unable to shake the nightmare of her origins with Jessica… Todd and
Blair try to recover from Margaret and build for their future together…
Spencer, don’t mess with Dorian, she’ll win in the end; well, she will
win this round…
Just a big old bucket of fun
propped on top of every door we open, isn't it?
GH SPOILER COMMENTARY
- Courtney thought
she couldn’t have children the old-fashioned way. Whoops!
Never underestimate the power of
nature and a good who's the daddy story!
- Instead of being
honest, straightforward and above-board (this is a soap after all),
Courtney does everything wrong once she confirms for herself that the
stork will arrive on time.
Go away! I must avoid you for
our own good!
- Courtney should
inform the biological father, whether he is Nikolas or Jax. And, she’s
had plenty of chances to. Even when she goes and blabs to Jason, he
strongly encourages her to do the right thing. Mike says the same, but
still, Courtney hesitates. Her choices at this crucial hour will
determine the fates of several lives, including that of Nikolas, Jax and
So I will follow the OLTL creed of
telling everyone BUT the people who really, really need to know.
- Courtney is faced
also with a call for help, that will affect Nikolas, Jax and Emily.
Give your fetus to St Emily to be
blessed, then we'll jam it into Elizabeth's uterus and it can be Jax's
- Carly loses all
grip on reality.
Like about three weeks ago.
You'd almost think she was someone else entirely. (tongue out of
- Stairs and Carly
do not mix well. She does it again, taking yet another tumble after
running away from someone she thinks is Faith.
What? And she wasn't
pregnant? I thought only pregnant people fell down the stairs!
- Carly’s increasing
delusions of persecution result in possible peril for Emily.
Well, yeah, fully understandable.
I've had the same motivation.
- As a result of her
tussle with psychotic Carly, Emily’s laid out at the hospital.
Don't worry, Emily. You'll be
healed in seconds. Just don't MARRY anyone this time, OK?
- Nikolas rushes to
Emily’s side, the two of them the picture of resolved intimacy.
- Courtney glimpses
this appearance of intimacy, feeling left out and unsure as to whether
she should break that bond by announcing an unexpected pregnancy.
Yeah, well, the word "Whaaaa" comes
- Nikolas expresses
his opinion on progeny, as in, he doesn’t want any of his own cursed
with the Cassadine shadow. This admission clinches the deal for
Courtney, who had been on the edge of telling him that he might be the
father of her zygote. No more.
Nothing like timing, right?
- Upon arriving back
in town from their vacation in paradise, Courtney and Nikolas react with
sorrow for the loss of Jax and Elizabeth’s unborn baby. Everybody
involved pretty much acts with sensitivity and maturity.
That's different, huh?
- It is incredibly
difficult for Jax to witness Lucky and Elizabeth bonding over the loss,
while he remains the odd man out. Jax leans on Courtney for that
comfort, but alas, comfort is all she can give him. Her heart belongs to
Nikolas. Nikolas, however, walks in just at the moment that
Courtney embraces Jax in the name of platonic comfort, and thinks he’s
seeing something possibly deeper.
Oh isn't just everyone all feeling
sorry for themselves here? I feel for their tragedy and loss, but
this whole "and sees ____ in what they think is an intimate embrace" only
works on maybe a person or two at a time. The whole town going with
one feeling is a bit contrived.
- Jax and Lucky each
suffer in their own way over Elizabeth’s loss and for the pain she’s
enduring. They also feel pangs of discomfort as each tends to
Elizabeth’s pain in their own way.
Where was all of this intense
empathic suffering when Courtney lost her baby? She pretty much got,
"Pfft, sucks to be you" from everyone. I'm glad that GH has lent a
little sympathy to miscarriage, I just wish they would diversify the
reactions a little more.
- Both Jax and Lucky
think the miscarriage was their doing. Jax goes to Dr. Meadows for a
medical reassurance for Elizabeth, and receives it; Elizabeth’s plumbing
still works, if she chooses to procreate further.
And Jax's wheels start turning,
knowing she's good breeding stock.
- Lucky’s solution
is to love even more on Elizabeth and immerse himself in the loving glow
of his friends.
All about the Luvvvv, that Lucky
- Lucky gets rid of
the baby stuff before Elizabeth has to face it after being discharged
from the hospital.
I can see that coming back to bite
him in the ass.
- Jax chauffeurs
Elizabeth back home from the hospital, where she and Lucky mourn and
I feel a voyeur moment coming on.
permeates as Jax watches Elizabeth and Lucky be a loving but saddened
- Lucky’s jealous
reflex twitches a tad, when he watches Elizabeth and Jax in an embrace
Everybody's hugging and everybody
has a problem with it, it seems.
- Jax and Lucky get
over themselves for the sake of Elizabeth.
I hope it's contagious and an
epidemic of "getting over oneself" sweeps Port Charles.
- While Lucky has to
tend to cop duties, Jax and Elizabeth mourn a little before a tree they
planted in honor of their unborn baby.
If that tree dies, they're going to
be really bummed.
- Lucky and
Elizabeth let Jax know that they are no longer in the surrogacy
Watch out for that next pap smear,
Liz. Jax has MAD money and who knows what could happen?
- Sonny comes as
close to a declaration of undying love for Jason as he’ll ever come on
ABC Daytime: The mobster misses the security blanket of his Enforcer; in
the face of this Miami mess, Jason would know what to do.
I'm going to crack up if they are
looking out the window at the rain while "All By Myself" plays.
- Sonny rages on,
his rage falling down on Jason.
Someone call up the glassware
manufacturer and send a new shipment to Casa Corinthos.
- Mac feels he has
no other recourse but to put the cuffs on Dillon.
You always got choices, Mac!
- Next week: Sonny
feels he has no choice but to go back on his word and commit Carly to
the insane asylum… Jason and Sam arrive at the same departure-related
conclusion… Jason may try to shut the last chapter of his life, the
violent one, but it’s not done with him yet… Courtney thinks about
dumping Nikolas, for his own good (of course).
It all sounds great to me!
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