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Kendall vs Julia!
CATFIGHT! Amanda vs Babe!
All of the people who scurried in to report to
me that JR is going to run down Greenlee got punked when it was released
this week that it's actually Amanda who gets mowed down (which is just a
damned shame, not because I particularly like Amanda, but because it would
have made great drama for Greenlee to bite it and leave grief-stricken
Ryan to drive into the sunset on his crippled black steed, "Spud."). This
pushes over into Babe's world when she gets the (not so) bright idea to
protect JR by making it look as though she was the one who was driving
rather than JR, who was six sheets to the face at the time. He, as is
typical, treats her like complete crap until he starts to have memory
flashes that remind him that doh! He really dunnit.
I'm very saddened that the contract
negotiations for Julia Barr are stalling out and there's no word of a
settlement in sight. Since her oh so brief affair with Adam many moons
ago, there has been almost nothing for Brooke to do but brood about Jamie
now and then. Such a shame and such a waste!
We get the full confession from Zach this week
of his love for Kendall, but it is pretty much for our benefit only (in
case we missed the subtext, I guess). Ryan will be saving Greenlee and
Kendall from a fiery death, but it remains to be seen whether or not that
will actually move him back into the good graces after Greenlee rushes to
divorce papers. The phone call from Jonathan is more than enough to put
her over the anti-matrimony edge.
AMC has been running very hot and cold for me
lately and this week, I am feeling pretty tepid. My ardent prayer is that
it will play off on screen better than it reads on the spoiler sheets.
control of herself from Tess, a temporary reprieve. This brings much
relief and happiness to those Jessica’s loves.
And much pain and
anguish to those who watch the show.
Jessica requests that
Nash make himself scarce, she does not wish him around. This
brings sorrow and disappointment to Nash, but he does as she requests.
Why is it that I
can totally see Antonio actually sticking his tongue out at Nash as he
Before Nash makes
tracks out of the town, he comes across Tess’ last missive to him,
crediting him for her life.
"And if I ever
send you away, it's not me, it's that bitch Jessica."
Jessica from the hospital to her mansion in Llanfair, but along the way,
they get banged up good by another vehicle, driven by Todd.
And Tessica can't
deal with having an accident and splits off into another personality who
is actually an excellent driver (perhaps we can call her Rainwoman).
Todd’s a fugitive
from the law when he collides with Antonio’s vehicle, rendering Antonio
and Jessica car accident victims. He knows he should just keep driving
on, but he does the right thing and rescues his niece and her boyfriend
from the wreckage, as they’re passed out.
Memories of when
he rescued Marty and the kids from the car going off the cliff when he was
eluding police capture.
Before Todd can flee
again, Jessica rouses to catch a fleeting look at him, however made up
to not look like himself.
I'd pay good
money for him to dress up like Norman Bates' mother.
Viki has a talk with
Nash, about everything and anything to do with Tess.
It's about time.
Clint finds that he
kinda likes this Nash.
In comparison to
anger boy Antonio the control freak? Who'da thunk it?
Viki and Clint are
alerted to the car accident, and go visit their daughter Jessica at the
hospital, as fast as they can.
I swear, if it's
not one thing, it's another.
hypnosis, but goes back into the darkness, while Tess grabs onto the
light with both fists, taking charge and making demands. One of them
involves Viki doing something scary.
"I want the
letter 'e' stricken from the English language... and I want a Butterfinger
bar and some chili cheese fries from Roadi's. Oh, and I want you to get
Dylan Moody back here so he can be my boyfriend instead of these two
feelings for Nash rattle Antonio. Antonio and Nash engage in another
Why are either of
these guys truly surprised that personalities that are nothing like one
another like guys who are nothing like one another? (and don't like one
Viki thinks seriously
about letting Niki out, in order to deal with Jessica’s Tess.
definitely up the price of poker!
horrible about Jessica’s DID condition. Just as she is apprised of the
situation, John happens by, to lend his support.
Yet another great
reason to pounce down his pants.
Natalie issues forth
those three important words to John. However pleasurable her “I love
you” is, those words still pain him. Because of Cristian.
Because he loves
Cristian, I think.
John keeps Bo up to
date on the Cristian matter, i.e., that John Doe is Christ, I
I keep waiting
for Cris to lean against the bars of his cell in a crucifix position and
hang his head.
works Blair back on his side, no questions asked, well, not too many.
That is because
Blair is dumb as mud.
John and Bo work
Denton over in a successful shake-down Q&A, as Todd’s assistant gives
his boss up on the matter of a faked videotape alibi.
Doh! You just
can't get good help these days.
Bo goes to the
penthouse to book Todd for suspected murder(s).
And he expects
him to be there? "Round up the usual suspect!"
Todd knows Bo’s on
his tail, so he hightails it out of the penthouse, and out of town, who
knows when he’ll be back. Before Todd splits, he writes Blair a good-bye
Now see? Here is
an interpretative inaccuracy. The REAL Todd, OUR Todd, the Roger Howarth
Todd, would leave Blair a good-bye letter, but it would say, "Um, BYE!"
and not the heartfelt love letter TSJ's Todd will leave.
Bo arrives to a
Todd-less penthouse but a freaked-out Blair. Bo freaks Blair out further
with his announcement that Todd did Margaret and their unborn baby in.
Yeah, that would
be a bit of a surprise, considering Blair just hasn't managed to figure it
out for herself yet.
Todd tries to drive
out of town, hiding his face with costume, when that car accident with
Antonio interrupts his getaway.
A clown? Zorro?
Richard Nixon? I really must know this costume. The story is so bad that
I am transfixed by the costume.
Blair can barely hold
herself together in the face of her children’s asking about their dad.
"Oh, he's going
to jail for killing a woman and her baby, which was also his baby. Shall
we go get ice cream and torture Ginger a bit?"
Kelly steps in to
tend to a shaken Blair. That is, until the full extent of Margaret’s
(and unborn baby’s) murder – and its connection to Todd as the
number-one suspect – hits Kelly. Then, Kelly is shaken, full of guilt
for her part in somehow allowing an innocent unborn baby to suffer.
OK, color Sage
lost. How is this Kelly's deal?
Out of concern and
love, Kevin repudiates Kelly’s guilt tripping.
Or she's just
Bo learns from the
DNA lab results that the dead, unborn baby was, indeed, from Todd’s
went the theory it could have been Ginger's mother who died and Margaret
is still alive (although Margaret setting up Todd one last time would have
been goooood TV!).
Bo also learns that
he’s a little late in the game in learning of the delicate condition of
Margaret. Others were privy for awhile.
And just didn't
figure it was pertinent to the investigation, I guess. No wonder Bo
thinks these people are a bunch of tools.
Blair grows agitated
as Todd remains MIA from the premises. Dorian’s yammering against Todd
doesn’t help Blair. So Blair demands Dorian go away.
Isn't that like
turning up your car stereo so you can't hear the loud knocking in the
Spencer makes himself
available to Blair, whatever she needs. She’s gonna need somebody to
lean on, after she hears this.
And why not lean
on another handsome psychopath?
Todd, Spencer finds his letter to Blair first, and disposes of it
Todd may try to bail,
but he cannot bail on those bad, bad dreams chasing him.
The one about the
clown from the movie "Poltergeist" or the one where he's naked in high
school and can't find his class schedule or remember his locker
Starr reacts badly to
news that her father is now a wanted man, wanted for two murders, of a
woman and her unborn baby.
That would indeed
tend to create some teenage angst.
Todd seeks the
lawyerly representation of his pal Evangeline, following the bust. He’s
gonna need her.
She'll have to
represent him since Nora is on her deathbed. But when did Todd and
Evangeline get to be buds?
around Blair bugs David, because David can predict what’s next.
single-celled organisms can figure that one out.
Dorian senses that
her wedding to David might be a bust. It’s already starting to look that
What a shame!
That could have been the best wedding since Mel and Dorian got married at
Dorian should’ve left
well enough alone, but she goes and ticks off Spencer, twice, pushing
him too far.
completely out of character for Dorian to not see the connection with
Spencer twists David’s arm to do the unthinkable, the heartless and the
cruel. That would be, dump Dorian before the “I dos.” To David’s
credit, he does not do Spencer’s bidding so easily.
does, which is a crying shame.
Blair, Kelly and
Adriana do their duty as Dorian’s bridal party. But where is Viki? Viki
has more pressing matters (of the family) to tend to. But Dorian doesn’t
know or care about that.
I can see where
that would not go over well.
Dorian marches over
to Viki’s to give her matron of honor a piece of her mind about standing
her up at the wedding and possibly instigating the David revolt.
Rex opens up, more
than he’d imagined he would, to an astounded, moved Adriana.
Moved to Georgia
or Montana, maybe?
Spencer does some
more arm-twisting, Ginger’s next.
He is quite the
master manipulator, isn't he?
Cristian jumps on
insider info about Carlo’s plot to start a riot, then run for it, out of
Sounds like a
well conceived fan.
Carlo asserts his
authority upon Cristian, flexing those muscles in and around the prison,
bragging of his all-consuming power.
Is it bragging if
it is just stating a fact?
Cristian that he, too, can leave the prison, by way of ingesting
Usually not a
healthy conveyance from here to there.
Natalie went to see
John Doe?! Evangeline freaks.
But can't seem to
bring herself to talk smack to or about Natalie, I'm betting, since she is
rapidly becoming Natalie's bitch.
Evangeline can’t help
but keep worrying about Cristian, stuck there in the ticking time bomb
of Statesville, with Carlo.
If this doesn't
create a hot romance for Cris after Renee Goldsberry gets back from
maternity leave, then there is truly no justice in the world.
Natalie tries to
forget her Cristian-and-John-Doe-related woes, by snuggling up to John.
So John is just a
distraction now? I loved Cris' promise to Natalie, "I promise you that no
fake Cris Vega will leave this prison" or something like that.
John also tries to
forget his woes, by losing himself in Natalie’s embrace. He cannot
completely shake the scepter of Cristian’s secret, kept from Natalie.
John believes Natalie will dump him the second this secret’s blown wide
Layla lets Lindsay
in, to be around Jamie. But Layla will regret that move, when Lindsay
tells Layla that she’ll blab to the authorities of their false
relationship, in order to win back custody for herself and R.J.
Layla's IQ just
Layla already harbors
regret, when she observes an obviously obsessed Lindsay around Jamie.
A little late
with that concern, it appears.
Michael and Marcie
acknowledge that the fire’s still there between them, it’s always been
there, and they yearn for a rekindling.
Do they touch
fists and walk away or actually do something about it?
Kevin feels uneasy at
Duke and Kelly’s apparent intimacy. He wonders if there could be
something more than a family vibe between them.
Next week: John
visits Statesville Prison, just as a prison riot is about to bust loose
and take lives… David hates it, but he has no other choice but to follow
Spencer’s cruel, cruel instructions to the letter.
Or maybe just
tell the truth??
Is Nash related to
Blair? Todd? The Buchanans? Rumor away. But he is related to a
major family in town.
I'd love a new
Buke boy in town! I'm thinking he's Clint's boy.
Remember, Jess is not a Buchanan by blood.
GH Spoiler Commentary
- It’s been
awhile since the denizens of Port Charles celebrated, or had much to
celebrate. Lucky and Elizabeth’s wedding and reception provide the
perfect impetus for them and their guests to let loose, and some, to act
...and Ric completely loses his
mind and any sense of propriety and intelligence for reasons I can't
really fathom. Do he and Reese not know the words, "WE WERE ON A BREAK!?"
- As the guests
gaze upon the bride and groom with awe, Elizabeth and Lucky epitomize
the utmost of romantic love, gliding about in Wyndemere’s ballroom,
their dream realized.
And GH tries hard to recapture
the magic of Luke and Laura's wedding, right down to recreating the Helena
threat. Will Scotty Baldwin show up to catch the bouquet?
- Amidst the
wedding and reception, crazy stuff happens. Courtney finally makes Jax’s
day with news that she a) is pregnant with a miracle baby, b) has taken
a paternity test, and c) the paternity test results point straight at
him, not Nikolas, as the biological father. Major letdown for Nikolas.
And I LOVED how she told him!!
He was just bugging and bugging and bugging the crap out of her
nanoseconds before the critical wedding moment, she drills him with, "I'M
PREGNANT AND YOU ARE THE FATHER!" I'd love it if she'd just announced it
to the group and been done with it. She has a history of that.
immediately wants him and Courtney to try at being happily married
again. But since Courtney has fallen out of love with Jax and into love
with Nikolas, she responds with a firm, “No, thanks.”
And as we know from the way
their courtship began, that's the greatest turn on ever to Jax, especially
if you are carrying his baby at the time.
Nikolas with Emily, their bond still so strong, moves Courtney into
No wonder Alicia Leigh Willis is
leaving... Courtney's character is just screwed.
- Jax takes
Courtney’s “No, thanks,” as encouragement to try, try again, to win her
love. In order to make that happen, he vows he will never grant her the
divorce she seeks, not while there’s a chance in his mind.
- The hosts of
the surprise Wyndemere wedding, Emily and Nikolas, present their best
friends Elizabeth and Lucky with another surprise gift: a New York City
honeymoon by way of a train. But first, everybody waves to the wedded
couple headed to Metro Court for an overnighter.
What? No dream house??
LOSERS! (And welcome to the train o' death)
- Bruised from
Sonny’s summary renouncement of him, Ric gets wasted at the wedding
reception, and humiliates himself, Alexis and Reese by blabbing to the
world of what he did to Sonny’s girlfriend that one fateful night.
So he gets on a train and heads
off to set up an orgy with himself, Brenda, Hannah and Angel.
Alexis feigns apathy in front of Ric’s face. Then, she lets him know,
hey that’s okay, she plans to pack up and leave town forever, taking
Kristina and their unborn baby with her, bye bye, Ric.
Onward to the train o' death!
- Luke assumes
he can just pick up where he left off, long ago, with his neglected
(grown) daughter Lulu at the reception. But Lulu soundly snubs him. The
At least they finally got a kid
who doesn't look like she was adopted into the Spencer family.
- The snubbing
also forces Luke to confront within himself the consequences of his
irresponsible, selfish actions, scarred upon his estranged daughter. And
not just her.
That whole "Ghost of Christmas
Blah Blah Blah" treatment just didn't stick, did it?
- The single
women rounded up, Elizabeth throws her bridal bouquet, which lands in
Hurray! Bring on Landon Wine as
Andreas and Ari, the hottest Helena boys of all time!
invites Skye to be with him for a respite. Tracy eggs Skye on to more
than accept, to, in fact, go for it with him.
I'll bet! Who would have
thought the Tracy/Luke marriage would go on for so long?
- Manny prepares
to make all his evil dreams come true, in his ultimate revenge quest
I know! I'll crash a train!
(what a low-brow, disenchanted, noncreative thought)
- Sonny will be
caught completely unaware and flatfooted by Manny’s plan of attack.
Yeah, his pencil is getting
investigates Carly’s whereabouts, putting him in close proximity—like,
her room—close enough to do mental damage.
Does he not see the irony of
breaking into an insane asylum to do mental damage to an inmate?
- Manny’s five
steps ahead of Jason, who also goes to Rose Lawn, in hopes of killing
Manny and protecting Carly from harm.
I'd say that several of Jason's
steps have been erased from the exploding brain he's packing.
- Once at Rose
Lawn Sanitarium, Jason fails to locate Manny anywhere on the premises.
He should’ve looked closer, like, in Carly’s room.
You'd think that'd be a starting
point, at least.
- The coast
clear, Jason gone, Manny closes in to issue threats at an already
threatened woman, the NuCarly (recast Laura Wright). Manny causes Carly
great mental and emotional anguish, but leaves the sanitarium staff
Ah ha! That's why Jason fluxed
it all up. He didn't even recognize Carly!
- The staff
cannot get permission from Carly to pump her up full of mind-calming
"[ala Roger Rabbit]
Pwwwwllllleeeaseeee let us pump you full of mild-calming drugs!!" I'd be
saying, "Awww, twist my arm some more, lovely barbiturate woman!"
describes in elaborate detail what he will do to Jason and Sonny (it
involves torture and termination) once he lures them to her, using her
as his trap.
Does he force them to confess
their true attractions? Like to one another?
re-investigates into where Manny could possibly be hiding, and knows for
sure that he went off to scare Carly at Rose Lawn. So, off Jason goes,
gunning for Manny. But before Jason can even get started, he is disabled
by those headaches, and a new symptom, a bloody nose.
What else does this guy need?
His brain is exploding and he's now bleeding from major orifices!
- Carly gives
the slip to Manny and the sanitarium staff, taking a train back into
town, hoping to get and be of help, but Manny comes after her.
She gives him her slip? So
sessy! Onward to the train o'death!
- Sonny and
Lorenzo take their animosity over Carly to uglier levels, going back and
forth with their bickering. In the midst of their back and forth,
Lorenzo jumps on a bit of information let out by Sonny, of how he
committed Carly at Rose Lawn.
What, he didn't happen to notice
she was nuckin' futs??
- Jumping on
this info, Lorenzo then finds out that Carly’s gone AWOL, with Manny
close behind her, possibly on board the same passenger train. Going on
nothing but pure love for Carly, Lorenzo tries desperately to track down
both of them.
I guess he's crazy in love since Skye turned
down his "respite" offer.
- Jason doesn’t
care that he’s having to take more and more pills than prescribed, or
that these pills are doing jack for his head pain. He will suffer in
silence rather than rely on Robin, for anything.
I can fully relate to his thoughts on that
issue (I would HATE to owe that broad anything), but when blood starts
gooshing from your major orifices, it might be time to rethink the pride
- Robin goes
behind Jason’s back, to Sonny, to get him to talk Jason into trying a
new round of meds, or else suffer the fatal consequences.
See? She's on screen for 2 minutes and
is already sneaking around!
intervenes on Robin’s behalf, worried for his friend Jason, repeating
what Robin told him about the drug protocol.
Hey! I thought Sonny didn't do drugs or
- Just as Robin
plans to hop a train back home to tend to Jason medically in person, Sam
shows up in New York City, with questions for the look-alike, former
"Can you dance?"
- Robin does a
consultation with Sam, about Jason’s worsening condition. The two
look-alikes are in consensus, together they’ll hop on a passenger train
bound for PC, to talk sense into Jason.
No planes or automobiles in this state (and
THOSE AREN'T PILLOWS!!). (I especially love the readers who got that
- After a
romantic honeymoon night at the Metro Court, Lucky and Elizabeth hop on
a passenger train to New York City, the same one Emily, Nikolas, Jax,
Courtney, Alexis, Ric, Reese and Sonny hop on, for different reasons.
This reminds me of Star Trek when every senior
officer on the show gets into a shuttle craft to go explore the suspicious
looking planet, leaving all of the recurring characters back home praying
for a disaster so they can get a scene once in a while.
- Sonny’s on the
train outta there to clear his head from the Ric and Reese betrayal. Ric
and Reese join him, to talk it out. Ric pounds it into Sonny’s head to
at least ease up on Reese for being human. Eventually, Sonny and Reese
reach a sort of closure, parting amicably.
"You SUCK!" "Um, we were on a BREAK!!"
"YOU SUCK!" "Um, bye."
- Courtney hops
on the passenger train to be closer to Nikolas and get the hell away
from a love-sick Jax. Jax tags along, confident he can court Courtney
back into his arms, away from Nik.
If he goes any more Pepe LePew on me, I'm
going to projectile vomit.
- Sam and Robin
notice that their passenger train from New York City to Port Charles is
off-kilter. They go to check it out, and stumble upon a corpse instead
of a working engineer. Sam’s immediate thought is, Manny!
Shouldn't her first thought be that the
engineer is napping, waiting for the exact moment when he has to throw in
the 3rd supercharged log that will propel the train to 88 miles per hour,
activating the flux capacitor and plunging them back into the past when GH
did not suck.
- Carly shrinks
into the woodwork on that same train after glimpsing Sam and Robin
together because she fears her two female enemies will throttle her.
Carly is on that train to speed to Sonny and Jason, so she can alert
them to the Manny threat.
Which proves she's not completely crazy.
- It’s been
awhile since the Port Charles denizens faced a disaster of epic,
biblical proportions. Just in time for November Sweeps—beginning this
week—two trains pound into each other as they rumble into a tunnel,
leaving victims in their wake.
Positively WEEKS since that hurricane!
- Because of the
trains crashing, lives are threatened, couples do musical chairs, heroes
made, enemies and friends clash, actors performing Emmy reels, dogs and
cats living together, mass mayhem!
IT'S POSITIVELY A
- Many of the
passengers cannot leave the train wreck, because the wreck’s in a
tunnel, there’s too much debris and dirt, and they are hurt. Alexis sure
can’t leave, because suddenly, she’s wracked with the contractions of an
imminent, untimely birth.
Has she ever SEEN a soap before? How did
she not see this coming?
- One of the
survivors, a hurt and bloodied Robin, strives to remain calm, clean
herself up (the HIV), and do her best to tend to the more severely
stricken victims. She will play a prominent role in the delivery of
Best thing she can do is grab the tiny
creature and run screaming into the night, away from this crazy town.
- The train
collision hurls Carly and Manny to the dirt and rubble, in too close a
proximity to each other. Even in seeming defeat, Manny fights. He
torments Carly with promises of death and destruction at his
And she replies tersely, "Oh come ON, I was
held captive for WEEKS by the two hottest guys in daytime. You don't
even make my radar, dude."
- Lucky must
fight tooth, nail and dirt in order to stay alive. But he requires the
services of EMTs, doctors and nurses for that to happen. His condition
appears nearly fatal. So fatal that he thinks only of bidding a fond,
sad farewell to his lady fair, Elizabeth.
But then decides to give his Playstation
Portable another round or two first.
- Monica stands
in the way of Tony doing any sort of surgery on Jason.
Because she has a contract and he doesn't?
- Next week:
Alexis’s untimely delivery does not go as expected, worse than expected…
Luke only knows that he must find his boy, and fast… Emily zooms in, to
be with Nikolas… Jason teeters on the edge of life (new experimental
meds) or death (surgery)… The train wreck will be the least of the
survivors’ concern, once the tunnel starts crumbling in on itself,
dangerous gas escapes, things blow up and bullets start flying around.
One major character will not survive, intact.
Nope, she'll be little Reeses Pieces.
And with that, my little pumpkins, I'm outta
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