Things are a
bit crazy (not in that good crazy, we’re all having a blast kind of way
either!) around the Mercurio household this week so no small talk; time is short
so I’ll get right to it:
getting over my initial reaction to Eve showing up at the last minute in the
Fifth Chair, I calmed down and am now willing to acknowledge that while I still
think it was something of a cop-out, it was great suspense.
And heck, it got me to actually yell at the TV a few times which no show
has done in quite some time! I’m
sure I’m not the only one that thought more than once over the weekend about
how she died and what would happen on Monday.
That spells return viewership so I guess I can’t completely fault them
for that. I do, however, fault them
for not giving us a little more of a lead up to it.
One shot of Eve barreling along in her car with that huge smile still on
her face would have done it for me. The
way they left it on Friday was just a little rude, if you ask me!
I haven’t heard (or read) that many
“What the heck happened” comments in awhile.
But, I couldn’t dwell on it too long once Monday rolled around because:
tears begin! My gosh, Monday’s
show was a little weird. On one
hand, having already (well, as much as I could anyway) forgiven the fact that we
weren’t going to be privy to any details of Eve’s accident I tried to
appreciate the brevity of it and that we were seeing the reactions of the
relevant players. It was effective
in putting us in the same seat as some of the characters: confused, stunned, not
sure what happened (!!) and we could certainly relate to how they felt. On the other hand, I still felt a little cheated.
And I had serious problems with Eve in Heaven.
She barely even mentioned Danny, she just went on about Ian and how Amy
saved his life to which I say…WTF????!!!
Call me jaded but that is not how I saw it at all.
It looked to me like Amy had a hand in Ian lying to his wife during their
last conversation (his fault mostly, but Amy just ticked me off looking all
angelic like all the sudden!) and had she not called and whined about her
“fears” (lying again) to Ian, he might have been with Eve and it never even
entered my mind that he would have then died too.
I say if he had been with her, they may have taken a different route
entirely, he probably would have been driving and maybe he is better on ice than
she is, or maybe the passenger seat, possibly Eve’s seat now, wouldn’t have
suffered injury. By the way, what
was the injury? Can’t dwell on
that either because:
on, it only got better. The
performances were all good. Ian
collapsing over not being able to find the gift ( great gift too!) was very
believable, it’s not usually the big things but the little things that knock
us down when we’re grieving. And
Kevin finally admitting how he felt was good too.
The memorial service was touching and, again, well acted.
Chris’s “before she became a respectable woman” comment was good,
and true in my opinion, because I liked her better back then too.
Speaking of Chris, I think NN has given the best and most believably,
heart-felt performance of all. You
could just feel everything he was thinking and feeling Everytime he has been on
screen over the last few days. I,
too, am mourning that they never gave that a better shot.
Eve and Chris could have been a force to be reckoned with! And when he started singing at the service??
Good Lord, I thought I was gonna lose it entirely.
The flashbacks were nice, though I would have liked a few more from
further back and more from when she was with Scott and Serena, Kevin, etc.
They could have inter-cut with the faces of those who have been involved
with her – I didn’t think it needed to be mostly about Ian just because they
have been together lately. But,
that’s nitpicking – overall it was good.
And when Ian and that adorable baby were standing there and that baby had
that huge smile on his face I just wanted to hug them both and cry for an
hour…and I don’t even like Ian much!
already getting long so I’m going to just throw out the rest of my comments in
no particular order and it probably isn’t going to flow at all so bear with
been appropriately lost the last few days as well.
Of course, the candle’s are interesting and the fact that the love
candle is the only one so far that doesn’t appear to actually burn or melt the
wax, tells me Rafe is coming back –Woo Whoo!
…What? You didn’t jump
to that immediate conclusion? Well,
maybe I am jumping the gun a little since my first thought when Livvie picked
the Trouble candle was that Rafe was coming back because that would be trouble
for Livvie since it would induce more sniveling… but he WILL come back.
Alison, there is something you need to know and I’m just the one to help you
with this! Listen closely: A good right is always followed by an even better left.
Just keep that in mind next time.
Livvie I say, get a grip! You are
whining way too much and I think you seriously need help.
It’s nothing to be ashamed of, you’ve been through a lot (though so
have a few people and they seem to be less annoying about it then you – even
Jack, whom is usually not my favorite person either is getting three cheers from
me for ignoring your wails) but if you don’t stop telling everyone not to do
things and not to feel things, we will have no story here. So shut up already! And
call your father for an appointment.
Livvie say anything about the portrait of Alison’s
great, “, “, “-grandmother? She
has had conversations with Paige for goodness sake; she didn’t notice the resemblance??
Or is she just keeping secrets again?
believe that Victor and Mary can’t find somewhere in the hospital to store the
GH Charity Auction donations. They
have to cart them around town and leave them at people’s houses? I totally respect that storyline dictates these items
be spread around, but at least mention that the GH basement has flooded and is a
smelly, moldy mess or something.
tells them to take this “big thing out of the way” – a painting, when
there are about 15 boxes stacked up behind her.
Yep, that will solve your “space” problem every time.
Mary were great after lighting the Lust candle.
I haven’t laughed that hard in awhile watching Lucy walk out there with
Christina and see that! The humor
was very welcome. Let’s
pass the Lust candle on to Lee and Gail, and Frank and Karen – I’d like to
see them all a little “happier”!
So far, the
new book is intriguing. Like
Alison, I don’t think I could just let it go no matter what my drama-queen
best friend (yes, I know she was stalked by a vampire but she’s gotta move on
now, it’s a new book J)
said. Curiosity would get the
better of me. And truthfully,
I’m glad that Alison will be one of the featured characters again in this
book. When I first laid eyes on
this character, I set about trying to dislike her mostly due to the fact that
they made her so nice and, well, I’m being honest here – that hair is so
blond and there is so much of it! I
doubted her acting ability a little and just didn’t see where she was going to
fit in. But I have done a complete
180 on her. Erin Hershey has
developed into quite a good actress. When
I watch Alison, I still find myself unable to believe that she’s become one of
my favorite characters. If you read
my GH column, you know that I’m not prone to being an immediate fan of
characters in the younger age group but I really enjoy watching PC’s younger
set, for the most part anyway. Now
if they just put Chris front and center too – he’s another one that I
didn’t always like all that much but that’s best saved for another day – I
enjoying the show as much as I am, thanks for all your comments
– I really love reading what you think! Take care!
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