Friday, July 6, 2012

Unexpected Week

I've been too busy watching this wonderful show to write about it!  First off, a big congratulations to Anthony Geary, Nancy Grahn, and Jonathan Jackson for Emmy wins on their amazing performances!  Much deserved!  Also a big congrats to the entire GH Team particularly the directing team for their wins in Best Drama Series and Directing.

We saw more great performances this week and there were some unexpected little twists as least I thought so.  I expected Trey to walk in on Sonny trying to kill his father.  Instead it was John. Joe Jr. tried to lay a guilt trip on John about his sister's death.  He did an awfully good job of it but fact is, Joe pulled the trigger.  I knew John and Sam were getting closer but the kiss surprised me.

Starr and Michael's heat did not surprise me at all.  One of the columnists at Soap Central has been wanting Michael to have some fun and we certainly saw that today - at the Quartermaine's no less.  Wish we would have had a few Q's celebrating but at least they weren't totally ignored, nor was the 4th of July holiday.  I do miss the way ATWT always celebrated with Bob manning the bbq and making a patriotic toast.  We also didn't have reruns on the 4th.

But back to the present.  Another surprise was Luke's scenes this week.  I'd forgotten that Anthony Geary takes bi-annual vacations until Heather kidnapped him.  He has been so in demand and on screen that I just forgot we might have to live without him for a few weeks.  Now I don't know whether he is off or not.  He is in the previews for Monday, too.  Did they just shoot some of this ahead an give Geary his vacation or is Luke going to be ping ponging between 3 women for the rest of the summer.

Anna is proving her worth as the new police commissioner by figuring out Heather kidnapped Anthony's body and hopefully she will arrest Heather pronto.  I don't think that will happen as Heather is so integrated in storylines all over town.  I'm getting more used to this character in a 'love to hate' kind of way. Her lines with Todd are hilarious, but she definitely gained hate points when she got Diane fired.  Will we ever get Diane back?  Inquiring minds want to know that!  Of all the actors to put out of work, Carolyn Hennesy was not one of them!  Plus, half of Port Charles needs defending on any given day so Diane could always return to the law.

A little thing I noticed today that I thought was clever was Michael saying to Starr "No worries."  This is an Aussie phrase that he could have picked up from Jax.  Nice move, writers!  Mind you I don't miss Jax one bit so let's keep him away.  Sonny is probably still scratching that itchy trigger finger so Jax may still be a target.

Back to Trey.  He didn't walk in on daddy tied to a chair but he did get an eye full from Kristina.  Honey, if a man can look at you in that bikini and turn you down flat, he just isn't that into you!  Save some of your dignity and move on. Oh, right, you have no dignity given that you are constantly trying to parade your family's faults on camera.  When Trey, the reality show producer and character we know nothing and care nothing about is more sympathetic than Kristina - a legacy character - there is something wrong.  Let's send these two back to Jersey to help out dear old Dad and bring Kristina back fresh in a few months and just start over minus the camera crew.

Is Alexis overreaccting?  Yes and no.  Molly lied but I think Alexis punishment of never seeing TJ again was too harsh.  Alexis, when your daughter has Romeo and Juliet memorized you have to be on the lookout for her Romeo.  As usual, Alexis is completely clueless about what his happening in her own house.  At least this time she has a good reason defending Sonny and Kate has kept her plenty busy.

I hope Patrick's drug addition story wraps up soon.  We've been here on this topic many times.  I think grief can be shown without the pills.  At least Maxie is back to her stylish self, now let's get her back to work.  I thinks he would make a fun addition to Manning Enterprises.  Maybe she could help Kate stage some sort of coup for Crimson.  It is very unrealistic that Maxie and Kate haven't connected somewhere in all their troubles.  I know they never had a friendship but they did have some sort of relationship.

Finally, I love, love, love seeing Spinelli in private eye mode and semi normal speech.  Sans Maxie, this character is opening up and there is far more for him to do.  I hope guarding Olivia is on his list because I fear her days are numbered as she is definitely on the Cuckoo's radar.

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