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April 24, 2016

What an uncomfortable week! Anna melting down, Paul playing his games and Carlos at his heartless best. At times, it was hard to watch. There are times when it's necessary to make us see the skeleton before they slap the skin on it. Finn is a hyperkinetic mess. He speaks very fast when faced with situations that require human interaction and it makes me curious. Griffin is a mystery. He is always so calm, so peaceful, so Zen... Until, he witnessed Nathan proposing to Maxie and he saw Anna in jail. Now we have a story! His complete and utter loyalty to Anna was touching and visceral. His confrontation with Carlos showed us a man who is hiding his passionate and not so peaceful nature. Aside from the memory of a gunshot, his past is a mystery. I think he is closer to Anna than we thought. No, not in a romantic way...
Franco is an idiot. What kind of an ass takes romantic advice from Leisl Obrecht? Nina is walking a fine line, trying to keep her emotions under control, and he brings her a puppy? At least he didn't put it in a bassinet. Jason is going to get viciously angry at poor Franco this week. Franco connects with Jake, and Jason is having none of that! This is the beginning of the battle. Sam fills Jason in on their history with Franco (before he was Roger Howarth) and he gets angrier. The encounter spawns a memory in Jason. This incarnation of Jason is going to surprise everyone. He is no longer a Corinthos lap dog and is going to tell Sonny he doesn't like how he does business. Jason and Sam might be in for a bit of trouble. Helena has a long reach.
Next week we will be meeting Amy. She is a nurse who is nosy, young and gossipy. She inserts herself into conversations and situations that are none of her business. That will shake things up! Obrecht will just love her..
Not!
Sweeps will bring some curiosity and concerns. Do not shoot the messenger! Jason might be jealous of Liz and Franco's friendship, Haychel and Nik are on the edge, and Julexis is in trouble. Olivia will question Julian's and Alexis's honesty.
Seriously, anyone who thought everyone would live happily ever after has never watched soaps. Dante and Lulu were happy..and mind numbingly boring. We need conflict for our couples to remember why they love each other.
Side notes; Kiki and Griffin should go on a date. Not to watch fireworks. That would be bad. Finn and Carly have chemistry. Sonny has been so distracted lately with hunting fugitives and plotting murder that he isn't popping her cork. Anna! Shut up! Listen to Scott. You are telling your enemy your entire battle plan. And he can keep you in jail! Wise up..you are smarter than this. Julian, you forget that Alexis is not a moron. She will figure things out, and then what? Trust is like a crystal vase. If you break it, it will never be the same. Even if you try to repair it? You will always see the cracks.
This sweeps promises to be very eventful. The Nurse's Ball, Lucy, Robin, Emma and Magic Milo. Plus..a surprise return! Storylines kick into overdrive and couples are in trouble. I hope you are all willing to ride it out. The payoffs will be worth it!
Till next time..

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April 24, 2016

What an uncomfortable week! Anna melting down, Paul playing his games and Carlos at his heartless best. At times, it was hard to watch. There are times when it's necessary to make us see the skeleton before they slap the skin on it. Finn is a hyperkinetic mess. He speaks very fast when faced with situations that require human interaction and it makes me curious. Griffin is a mystery. He is always so calm, so peaceful, so Zen... Until, he witnessed Nathan proposing to Maxie and he saw Anna in jail. Now we have a story! His complete and utter loyalty to Anna was touching and visceral. His confrontation with Carlos showed us a man who is hiding his passionate and not so peaceful nature. Aside from the memory of a gunshot, his past is a mystery. I think he is closer to Anna than we thought. No, not in a romantic way...
Franco is an idiot. What kind of an ass takes romantic advice from Leisl Obrecht? Nina is walking a fine line, trying to keep her emotions under control, and he brings her a puppy? At least he didn't put it in a bassinet. Jason is going to get viciously angry at poor Franco this week. Franco connects with Jake, and Jason is having none of that! This is the beginning of the battle. Sam fills Jason in on their history with Franco (before he was Roger Howarth) and he gets angrier. The encounter spawns a memory in Jason. This incarnation of Jason is going to surprise everyone. He is no longer a Corinthos lap dog and is going to tell Sonny he doesn't like how he does business. Jason and Sam might be in for a bit of trouble. Helena has a long reach.
Next week we will be meeting Amy. She is a nurse who is nosy, young and gossipy. She inserts herself into conversations and situations that are none of her business. That will shake things up! Obrecht will just love her..
Not!
Sweeps will bring some curiosity and concerns. Do not shoot the messenger! Jason might be jealous of Liz and Franco's friendship, Haychel and Nik are on the edge, and Julexis is in trouble. Olivia will question Julian's and Alexis's honesty.
Seriously, anyone who thought everyone would live happily ever after has never watched soaps. Dante and Lulu were happy..and mind numbingly boring. We need conflict for our couples to remember why they love each other.
Side notes; Kiki and Griffin should go on a date. Not to watch fireworks. That would be bad. Finn and Carly have chemistry. Sonny has been so distracted lately with hunting fugitives and plotting murder that he isn't popping her cork. Anna! Shut up! Listen to Scott. You are telling your enemy your entire battle plan. And he can keep you in jail! Wise up..you are smarter than this. Julian, you forget that Alexis is not a moron. She will figure things out, and then what? Trust is like a crystal vase. If you break it, it will never be the same. Even if you try to repair it? You will always see the cracks.
This sweeps promises to be very eventful. The Nurse's Ball, Lucy, Robin, Emma and Magic Milo. Plus..a surprise return! Storylines kick into overdrive and couples are in trouble. I hope you are all willing to ride it out. The payoffs will be worth it!
Till next time..
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April 17, 2016



We had a wild ride this week! Let's hit the highlights and what might be coming!
Sonny and Anna played Mr.&Mrs. Smith, capturing Carlos and one pissed off Equadoran official. Sonny threw his kingpin weight around and Anna brought her quarry to Port Charles, where... Paul tried to do damage control by letting Julian know that Donnie and Marie, I mean Sonny and Anna were on the hunt. Paul hoped that Sonny would erase the problem, but instead he brought it to Paul and Julian's feet. Will Carlos lie for Julian, or is he done done doing prison time for the Jerome's? He can also bury Paul, and I would love to see that.
Dr. Finn was caught red handed by Carly, who turned into a total airhead about that needle. Think Carly!! Use the clues..here is the first one..that needle is old school. They probably only use them as props for movies and TV (shhh..I just saw it, too), two gallons of distilled water? What kind of concoction is he making?
Nathan is overreacting to Maxie's internet search by proposing marriage. Yup..she's gonna jump right on that, genius. Oh..and it seems Griffin knows a little something about our poor little rich kid.
Alexis van deal with quite a bit. Being lied to? Not so much. Julian is back on the saddle and has Carlos trying to save his own skin. He was beaten up by Nina, physically and in business, he learned that his own people put a dead bird in Ava's bed. Sonny wants his head mounted over the fireplace, and when Olivia finds out, he may lose his son, too.
Poor Nikolas..no, seriously, poor Nikolas. Okay, not totally poor, but less rich than before ELQ and Haychel. Speaking of Haychel, she did a turnabout when she thought she had procured ELQ. She was ready to dump Nik and Tracy like bad habits! Where is she now?
May sweeps will be here soon. They are setting the stage with all that is happening. The mayor should worry that her dirty little secret is going to come out. She stupidly told Carly that she was an enemy(Hello! Carly's husband can shut down that town if she pisses either one of them off), and Paul has shown that he has no loyalty.
Franco handled Nina all wrong. Validate her feelings, you idiot! After that, you can tell her how you feel. Till next time!




April 10, 2016

I have to say, Nina on the attack was a sight to behold! Watching her chasing an obviously flummoxed Julian around the Crimson office was funny enough, but when she drew blood? He was scared! Curtis had one of the two best lines, "That's gonna need stitches", and Nina the other, " You are lucky this isn't two years ago. I would have fed you to a printing press. Fortunately for you, I've mellowed.". In so many ways, Nina is an innocent. But since she took on Crimson, she has grown. One thing that I truly enjoy is her real friendship with Maxie. She is grateful that Maxie took the time to teach her how to be a fashionista, and gives her credit. Maxie isn't letting her ego make any decisions because she is doing what she loves. The two of them have resurrected Crimson. Julian was outmaneuvered by them.
Haychel didn't take Nikolas's dismissal lying down. I must say, she really does have a point about her position. One thing I have to say (and it will not be popular) is that her snide and nasty remarks about Elizabeth's children are uncalled for. She may not like Liz, but calling children names is wrong. It's indefensible. But, Nik has no high ground here either. He did not defend Liz, who was looking to protect him. He did try to have Hayden killed. He didn't do it for Liz. He did it to protect his own agenda. Nikolas is not the same person he used to be. He changed completely when Helena came to stay during that Fluke mess. We saw the first glimpse when Helena gave him the file about ELQ, and the look in her eyes when he read it. The next was when he burned the mayoral ballots. After that? Who is this guy? Will the real Nikolas please come back? I can only hope that he is under some post hypnotic suggestion. But, I digress... Curtis is supposed to be watching over Haychel. The way he and Haychel acted was more like menacing and threatening. It devalued all of them. She may want to be with Nik, but like this? The weapons at bedtime were just a prequel to what we can expect. Both sad and comical. Jason is going to be a nice guy and make a generous offer to Nik. He will buy ELQ, giving Nikolas a nice cash cushion. Oh, and Jason won't have him sent to prison for attempted murder. Haychel wants to avoid contact with the cops, too. After that, what else is Haychel after?
Let's devote a few moments to Nina and Franco, shall we? It was uncomfortable to watch Nina's angry meltdown at Franco. She does love him, but he is the focus of her unrealized dreams. She desperately wants to be a mother, and her chance to bear a child was taken away by her mother. She lost twenty years of her life and she knows deep down it's impossible to get it back. She feels cheated and it's understandable. Franco is not being supportive at all. He sees his position as the logical and realistic one, and fails to see how important it is for Nina. Women who have been denied motherhood can see her feelings of emptiness, but not her partner. Seeing him so nurturing to Kiki and Jake cuts Nina deeply. I want to boot him in the ass with spiked heels!
Sonny and Anna have forged an alliance with a common goal. They both have a long history in Port Charles and share a connection, Duke Lavery. Together they want justice for his murder. Anna has crossed a line already by trying to avenge Duke by killing Carlos. He lived courtesy of a plan by Kyle Sloane to get Anna's loyalty and compliance. Anna went through hell and nearly lost her mind, finally finding proof that Carlos was in fact, alive. Now she and Sonny want Carlos alive to get the real culprit, Julian. Julian made the call to kill Duke. Just how will all of this shake out? Nothing is as simple as it looks. Although bullets fly, Carlos may get away for now. But, not for long. His days are truly numbered. When Paul imparts the little nugget of knowledge that Carlos is not only alive, but Anna is going after him, Julian will be shaken. Will Paul tell him that Sonny is also on the hunt? Oh yeah.. Julian has a lot to lose if Carlos comes back. Starting with his wife and kids, his reputation and his freedom. Julian knows that Carlos must die. Will he get lucky and someone else will do it? Or will he be proactive and order his people to do it?
We are going to witness a kinder, gentler Tracy. Will it last? Is it real? How will she react to Jason's acquisition of ELQ? This is going to be a good ride. Finn likes Tracy, in all of her incarnations. Tracy likes the young doctor who fought to save her. Now, let's look back.. When Finn came to Port Charles, he told Roxy that this was their new home. Why? Is there an agenda? Or is he looking for someone or something? Maybe he only needs a place to belong. The true mystery to me is Griffin. He is also looking for something, and I think that little something is Nathan. Perhaps there is a link to Claudette here?
Kristina finally opened up to Alexis. However, she was so sure that her mother wouldn't understand, that her attitude was emotionally charged. Alexis was visibly shaken, yet her analytical mind went down a checklist of scenarios. She felt that A) Kristina was confused. B) The professor must have coerced and led her to think she was attracted to her. She tried to go for any other explanation, even though she would accept it if she thought Kristina was serious. What happened between Kristina and Parker was personal. Alexis violated the trust Kristina gave her. Many of you jumped on the bandwagon condoning and agreeing with what Alexis did by confronting Parker. I don't. She disrespected her daughter by going there.
Sam and Jason made love. They can begin to build a new life together slowly, without pressure. How long will Sam sit back and allow Carly to pull Jason back to the mob? Carly swears that's not her motive, but actions speak louder than words. And who didn't love Jason knocking the crap out of Nik for hurting Sam? And Curtis got a pretty good taste of Jason, too. He should have stayed out of it, like he did when Nina beat the crap out of Julian.
Lastly, It was really nice to have so many scenes with the hospital and staff. It's about time!


It's that time again! This past week had many ups and downs, didn't it? Let's start with Morgan and Kiki. Morgan feels broken beyond repair, but his interaction with Kiki belies that. She wouldn't allow him any self pity and he responded positively to her. When she flipped out over the dropped tray, he was a calming presence to her. They are both on a path toward healing. I hope Ava and Carly both realize how important these kids are to each other. I believe it's the key to recovery for both of them.
Nik found out Hayden's secret and he didn't take it well. I looked at this from Niks perspective first. He is fighting for his future at ELQ. Despite trying to kill his wife (prior to the wedding), and against all that is holy, he fell in love with her. He found out she was trying to get him to sign over his company "to protect him". She is wanted by the cops because they believe she is an accomplice to her father's scams. After Britt, he is naturally skittish. Remember, his first interaction with Haychel was while she was pretending to be Jake's wife. Haychel is an enigma. She is hard at times, like with Liz (mutual hate, both are excluded ). But she is sweet to Tracy when she has no reason to do so. She really cares about Nik and Spencer, but honestly? I can't see how the big love came about. It seemed rushed and weak. Haychel has very little moral high ground here. She knows Shawn is innocent, yet allows him to suffer behind bars. She is not above lying for personal gain. Remember the fight between Nik and Jason? She was very willing to send him to prison and away from his family. She has no defense for that. I can't choose sides in this battle, but I think it will be a roller coaster.
Jason is starting to relax in his own skin. He is learning about his family and feeling more and more comfortable with them. His new version romance with Sam is sweet, but Jason used to be a very good mechanic. He acts like a clueless  farm boy when he gets a wrench in his hand. It's like.. Who are you?? Fortunately, Sam is there to fix things. Soon they will fall into bed and that will "seal the deal".
Some little things dropped, and if you weren't paying attention, you missed them. One, when Finn took out his turn of the century needle, he also had a book to record the whole thing. He did nothing to chase Carly away, which tells me it's not narcotics.
Two, Carly and Ava are forming a bond. Neither one recognized it. They both want to protect their children, all of them. Three, Curtis and Jordan will have a past that goes beyond being professional partners. Definitely lovers. Jordan is too angry at him for a casual relationship.
Four, Nik has a fear of being alone. He feels the abandonment from Helena, Britt and Haychel. Rather than face his emotional pain, he asked Liz to keep him company. Since Courtney and Emily, his track record speaks volumes. He came on to Liz when she was vulnerable, he "rescued" Britt, and stole the governor's daughter from Sloane on NYE. He didn't want her, he only wanted a companion. Too bad she wanted him to value her. She dumped him. I am looking forward to Haychel winning him over. Challenge Accepted!
I am on the fence about Griffin. He seems sincere.. BUT, something he said to Maxie sticks in my mind like an eyelash in my eye. Seven... Maxie asked asked him to be in the Real Men issue of Crimson. He refused and when pressed, he said it was because of her boyfriend. She took that to mean he was attracted to her. Not me. He met Maxie once. Nathan is hiding a huge Claudette secret. Maybe Griffin has an agenda with Nathan? Finding Anna is just icing on the cake. The bullet scar on Griffin might have come from Nathan. Something to think about.
Does anyone see that Sonny is becoming more of a reputable citizen? Kidding! Eight.. But he is working with cops. Sonny would never have considered that in the past. He has been talking about taking care of things that the police can't. Julian is going to look really, really bad by comparison. Speaking of Julian, he needs to make sure he makes friends with more doctors. When his family finds out he is back in the mob? Alexis might take a frying pan to his head. It's OK. She doesn't know how to cook, so they are mostly ornamental. Lucas and Sam will feel betrayed and Olivia is going to implode.
Speaking of Alexis, she may think she has Kristina's best interests at heart, but going to Parker is an awful invasion of privacy. She will lose any trust Kristina has for her and possibly Kristina herself.
Till next time....


Heavy is the head that wears the crown....
Prince Cassadine has continued his streak of picking the wrong woman. He is a magnet for liars. I do think there is much more to Rachel/Hayden, however. I'm not sure what her motives are, or who is pulling the strings, but she is trying to get ELQ. Tracy can't use the blackmail now because Nik knows the truth. Unless there is much more to the story? Hayden seemed desperate, to the point of fear. So, does she love little Nik? I say yes. She fell for one head first and the other one later. Their first encounter was pure sex and it really never stopped. She does have reason to get even with Nik. You know, that whole "Honey? Did you shoot me in the head?" thing. Weirdest foreplay ever! I must wonder if her victims will be showing up in town. Maybe like Finn? Finn and his service lizard have suddenly moved to town. Seems random, right? Wrong! Nothing is random.
Laura found the trunk in the attic. She was steered there by Nik and his helpful history lesson. The reference to her first marriage to Scott was intriguing. Since those law books led her to Luke, and the rape and "romance". Helena is making her formidable presence felt by many. The only one who remains clueless is Lulu. The empty envelope was a big honking neon sign! Helena spoke of her gift. The only thing she has ever valued was her husband and sons. Nik was a favored child, even though Laura was his mother. Since Stavros took an egg from Lulu, and fertilized it with his swimmers, we must conclude with this question, Where is the baby?
Kristina is still the little girl who lashes out when she doesn't get her way. It used to drive me right up a wall, but now? I think it's a symptom of her confusion and denial. That girl needs someone to talk to, and Molly is too clinical. Alexis or Sam should realize she needs someone. Sam was willing to underwrite an entire semester so Sonny and Alexis were kept in the dark. Good sister, but bad sister. Sam should have seen that Kristina was in some serious trouble.
Tracy has a new doctor. He has zero bedside manner and tells everything the way it is. Tracy loves him. My guess is that he was planning to come before he got Monica's call. The reason why will soon become apparent. I love Michael Easton and can't wait to see him in this new skin.
Carlos is going to be found soon. And, so will Sabrina. The question is, is she happy with Carlos or is he making it impossible for her to leave? I think there is still hope for her and Michael. The only thing I would like to know, will Carlos live?
Paul is still very slimy. His only concern is how he is perceived by others. He is hiding more than we know. I think he will be found out soon. There are so many stories tied into this one. The dirty mayor, the rigged election, Nikolas's part in destroying the ballots, Carlos, Sloane's murder and the gunrunning. Oh? You forgot about it? Raj is still out there, ready to pop up at an inconvenient time.
Who is cursed and by whom?
Laura, by Helena
Alexis, by Helena
Sam, by Helena
Carly, by Mayor Janice Lomax.
I'm curious as to who will be the first to have problems. Curses have a way of coming true in Port Charles.



             March 20, 2016
 
Hello to all of you! This week, I think I will start with Sonny, Julian and Ava. The black rose was one amazing piece of manipulation. By sending it, with the note to Kiki, he played on Ava's biggest fear. Death. Was anyone surprised when Julian said he would talk to their people? Julian has been running the Jerome family behind the scenes all along. Why else would they all stay loyal? Think about it. Sonny is cunning and he has always known how to handle a threat. He is getting back to that. Julian, Ava and Paul underestimate him. Big mistake.
Crimson is next. Julian is working hard to kill the magazine for his own reasons. After looking over his legitimate business portfolio, he finds he owes quite a bit to Uncle Sam. Much like all super rich people, he doesn't want to pay. How to accomplish that goal? Why have a huge tax write off! If Crimson fails, he declares a huge loss and the tax bill goes away!
Unfortunately for him, Nina and Maxie want it to succeed. They spun the "green issue" into gold and now they have turned the latest issue into a big draw! Julian won't sell Nina the magazine because he needs it to fail. He can get so much more by its FAILURE. I love Nina's special thought process. It works. I really want Nina to not only save the magazine, but also to have a baby. Franco will come around. His process is different, but he'll get there.
Julexis. Woo hoo! When the truth comes out, Alexis will be mad. But, will she leave Julian? She might, if a war is coming. She knows how collateral damage works. Micheal, Jason, Kiki, Sonny and Duke. She has daughters and a grandson. This will be a hard decision. She loves Julian, and she has always been a magnet for dangerous men. She even played mattress tag with Jerry Jacks!
Some sweet moments.. Ava calling Sonny to see if Morgan would talk to Kiki was a good one. It showed that they care about each other's children. Just like Ava standing up to Dixon to protect Kristina.
I agree with Sonny that Avery is safer with him. She has a huge target on her back since it looks like she was a rat. Not just her own people, but other mobs and Dixon's crew, including Raj.
Ava telling Carly she bought a care package for Morgan, because she knows he likes chocolate.
Griffin sharing his mother's letter with Anna.
Molly giving unqualified support to her sister, even getting in Sonny's face!
I can't wait to see Michael Easton tomorrow. I don't care what his name might be.
Now, what do I see coming? I think the friendship between Liz and Franco might appear to others that they are romantic. But I doubt they are going there.
The Jasam divorce is actually a cute way for this couple to start over. A new romance for them!
Helena's will showed us that Grandma Helena isn't quite as dead as we thought. She wants and needs the world to believe it, so we have a scavenger hunt scenario for the "heirs" to figure out.
Hayden is about to be exposed and Nik will be caught with his pants down.
I like Valerie with Curtis. There is more there than lust. It's a more honest relationship that she had with Dante. When they had their magazine adventure, and got wet and muddy, I found it charming.
Diane and Alexis are two battle scarred old war horses. Their fights in the courtroom rarely affect their personal lives. That's why they are such good friends. Once the case is over, they go back to being besties. I read the comments from many of you about Diane deleting the recording. This is war for her. The same for Alexis. When these two face off, it's no holds barred bareknuckle brawling. After that, it's off to the bar and then back to their men!
Finally, Elizabeth and the book. Helena is cruel and twisted. She loves manipulation and mind control. What did that poor little boy go through? What is he blocking out? How will this loved ones react when it's revealed? This is a story that will unsettle many people. That includes the fans.
Till next time!

March 13, 2016

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This past week yielded few surprises and we lost a day, but some nuggets were gleaned anyway. Lulu and Dante have decided that they will work on their relationship. These two have been selfish and childish much too long. They do agree a new bed and probably a new house is a great idea. The former head writer was trying to shake things up, I get that. But the way he did it was short sighted and a disservice to the show, the characters and the actors. He changed Dante into a faithless cheated who didn't have the decency to talk to his wife before inviting her cousin into the marital bed. He turned Liz into an unrecognizable liar who thought only of herself and forgot her children. He turned Nikolas into a heartless liar who easily tried to have a woman killed. He killed Silas, created Denise Demuccio and wrote Brad and Rosalie into a Gordian knot. Jason was inherently decent, and using him as a puppet for Helena was interesting, however. It gave Sonny a way to get out of prison. Sam was portrayed as a watered down version of herself, and she was pushing to be Suzy Homemaker. Oops.. This got away from me, so let me go back. Sam and Jason were moving fast. It seems that it is too fast. They may be married, but they really don't know each other. If they don't slow down they will risk losing any chance they have. I'm glad that the writers have seen this and are going to start a new courtship. I used to love Liz and Jason, but that was ruined by the lie. Liz is going to figure out a way for Jason to reclaim some of his memories. This will help with her redemption. I hope she and Sam can come to a place of tolerance. They both have children with Jason and need to at least be cordial. Jason is still in a place of finding himself. His past is just a concept to him. He has heard the stories, but it's abstract until he remembers on his own. I like his interaction with Monica, and I was pleased that Carly admitted that she tried to keep him away from the Q's. Monica has lost so much, Alan, Emily, AJ and even Jason that it would be nice to put one in the win column for once. Anna is back, or at least on that path. She doesn't trust Paul (rightly so) and needs allies she can count on. Robert and Mac are both solidly in her corner, but it's not enough. When Sonny showed up at her house, it was fortuitous for her. She knows how Sonny operates. She knows that in his own way he is honorable, so she made sure his attention was drawn to the photo of Carlos. She gave him enough time to look it over and came back, allowing him to question her and draw his own conclusions. Now she has someone with a greater reach helping her. He even agreed to keep her in the loop because of his great respect for Duke. Trust me, this is going to be exciting! I have to give Ava props for handing Avery over to Sonny. She could have called Julian, but put Avery first. This week there will be a twist that no one would have predicted three months ago. Ava might not be running guns anymore, but she did make a dangerous enemy in Raj. Raj blames Ava directly for what happened on the pier. She had convinced him to ignore Morgan's presence before, and it came back to bite them all in the ass. Ava has a target on her back, and so does Kiki and Avery. Sonny steps in to help. He really likes Kiki and feels responsible for her being on the docks that night. Think about this.. Carly told Sonny she would call and donate his wheelchair. He agreed. She said she would call the contractors to remove all the ramps and equipment that was needed for his accessibility and comfort. He said no. Guess who he may be hosting? It's actually the best and safest option, unless Raj comes through the backyard. Anybody can get in the back way. Yes, I am being sarcastic. But I am certain that not only will they all be at Sonny's, there will be a new understanding. Not with Carly. She hates Ava.  There are things that are happening now that are far reaching on other fronts. Julian is getting serious about sinking Crimson. Alexis needs this issue for her lawsuit, and her husband is doing all he can to kill it. Nina is an innocent, but she has great instincts and she is intelligent. Her desire to make Crimson a success is equal to Julian's desire to destroy it. She turned his sabotage around once. She will do it again. And does anyone really think he left the mob? Not me. He is in it up to his eyeballs and it will come out. Tracy is in deep doodoo healthwise. Dr. Mayes has tunnel vision. There is an old joke, What is the difference between God and a neurosurgeon? God doesn't think he's a neurosurgeon.  Dr. Mayes has a God complex and he will be fired from another case. First Sonny, now Tracy. Dr. Munro will save the day, probably with an assist from the new doctor. Speaking of Griffin Munro, his desire to get to know Anna and get some answers is going to be bittersweet. He is Duke's son and also has connections to Sonny. He will integrate into the community nicely.
Franco and Nina seem to be heading for trouble. Everyone is up in arms that he and Liz are going to be a couple. They are not. Franco found a great capacity for love with Nina and Kiki. He wants to be a father, but he has been shut down and put down for so long, that he rejects the idea. Give these two some time in a mature and real situation. They will work it out. And Kiki is not Nina's daughter. 

The past week has been emotional and revealing. First, we can all agree about Bryan Craig and his gritty and realistic performance as Morgan in the throes of mental illness. Maurice Benard and Laura Wright were beautiful and fragile as his heartbroken and finally aware parents. They finally saw that they were incapable of caring for their son at home. Caroline Hennessey was amazing as she witnessed Morgan's meltdown and assured him how much she and Max loved him. Those tears got me.
Now, let's talk about things that bothered me.
1) Felicia bought Nathan a stuffed toy poodle. Nathan hated it because it was too cute and reminded him of his lie. Instead of giving it to Georgie or charity, he threw it away. Really?
2) Paul cares more about his image than doing the right thing. He is protecting Ava, but wants to hang Morgan who is obviously ill.
3)Julian is hiding something about his mob involvement. He claims to love Alexis, but I have to question his sincerity.
4) Jason has every right to see Sam. But after talking to Liz and knowing how stressed out she is, he should have asked Sam to wait at the hotel when Jake was being released.
4) Liz agreed to move in with Nik, knowing that Jason has a problem with him. She should have told Jason upfront. Visiting Jake is going to be hard.
5) Sam needs to accept the fact that she is insensitive a lot of times. Pot meet Kettle.
6)Dante must have taken those divorce papers to court the minute Lulu signed them. He can't keep playing "she loves me, she loves me not". Play her or trade her!
7) Franco is turning into a world class turd. He is sweet and kind to Liz and Ava, but the woman he professes to love begs for scraps. Dick move!
8) Alexis is now Kiki's aunt and Julian's wife. She can't spare three minutes to visit and offer support to her sister in law?
There is so much left for us to ruminate, but let's start with Raj. He is still running around town and will be popping up soon. He is a loose cannon and he has targets. Ava because she asked him to leave Morgan alone and then blew the deal, Paul, because he was playing both sides and Sonny, because of Morgan. When this explodes, and it will, where will Julian fit in?
Sonny and Carly are at a crossroads in their marriage already. He kept her in the dark, and a lie of omission is still a lie. I know why Sonny did it and I agree with him. Carly just can't control her emotions and the whole town would have known. They will get past this. But, if they don't? There's always Laura.
Jason will get a taste of his own past this week and it will ignite his desire to reclaim it. Monica will finally get her chance to get her son back. I really think that between Carly, Liz and Sam, Jason gets a pretty clear picture of who he is. The question begs, Who will he become? And how will this affect the people in his life? Helena's will could play a part. Griffin Munro is following Anna, and speculation is running wild about who he is and what he is up to with her. Could he be her son by Duke? Or perhaps someone who needs to have questions answered? The answer is coming quickly.
Julian is trying to sabotage the newest issue of Crimson. Maxie derailed it, but is unaware that Julian ordered the printer to Go Green again. Fortunately for Nina and Maxie, he is otherwise occupied. Nathan is going to tell Maxie the truth about Claudette. This means that she is in town already or heading that way. We get to see Brad this week! He helps Griffin with his concern over Tracy and her diagnosis. Hayden is about to implode her life and marriage. She is going to do some fancy dancing! There is so much more, but I have gone on long enough. Thanks for reading!
oday, I am giving out the awards for the week. It has been exciting and electric. Here are my acknowledgements!

Best Moment in a church: Sonny jumping out of his chair to stop Dixon. Even though the brakes were on, it rolled backwards for effect.
Best Moment of Betrayal; Carly walking in to see Sonny standing over Dixon with a gun, and Sonny trying to be a badass. Even Dixon could tell Sonny was afraid of her.
Best Moment of Heartbreak; Morgan on the ledge, preparing to jump. Seeing his vision of Kiki goading him. She failed. But he really did give a great performance.
Runner up; Sonny trying to make Morgan understand that he is loved. He actually was willing to jump with him. It would be less stressful than dealing with Carly.
Best Moment of Kindness; Carly telling Ava about Kiki. Ok, she still had her blood all over herself. Next time, take off the sweater!! And we know there's always a next time.
Runner up; Franco comforting Ava. Honestly, he loves Kiki, so he played nice with her screech owl mama.
Runner up; Monica, Jason and Liz. Liz said it best. I want to get back to who I really am.
Best place to Kill or be Killed; Pier 54.
Best Moment of Sleaze; Paul trying to pretend he is competent and in charge. Anyone who deals with Paul needs Clorox wipes.
Best Moment by a guest bad guy; Raj! He uncuffed his hostage before pushing her in the water.
Best Demonstration of footwear; Not Sam, Lulu! She lost her shoes and her ability to swim simultaneously.
Best Moment of Shock; Morgan realizing that Kiki took a bullet for him. And that he lost his daddy's gun.
Best Moment of Confusion; Maxie, after hearing Nathan call her "Claudette". Quick Nathan! Fake sleep!
Best Impression of a Dying Woman; Lulu floating motionless in the water. Why didn't she just swim to the dock? It was only a foot away. She could have floated.
Runner up; Kiki, when her head flopped sideways, while wearing gray lipstick. Lipstick was too obvious. Any color would not have turned gray, even if her lips did!
Best Moment of Disgust; Anna talking to Paul after the bust fell apart. She looked like she needed a shower with Comet cleanser.
Best Moment of Clarity; Carly seeing the true cost of being married to the mob. And knowing she has short term memory loss where Sonny is concerned, this too shall pass.
Best Surprise; Ava offering to take Kristina's place as a hostage.
Runner up; Franco, for trying to distract the gunman.
Bravest Act; Maxie. She was willing to get shot to save Nathan.
The What Just Happened award; Brad Cooper for announcing his divorce from Rosalie.
Where is she? Dead? Hanging out with Ric and Bobbie? Getting fat off of her divorce settlement?

This past week has been exciting. It also gave us some glimpses into what is coming, if you were paying attention. Paul pissed off Anna by suggesting that they squeeze Morgan to get him to flip on Sonny. It was sleazy and cruel. Not to mention, moronic! A blind man could see that Morgan was not acting on his father's orders. Paul is hiding something besides the art he bought and his affair with Ava. There is more to this story, and we will see it soon. They need to revive the election fraud story.
Alexis and Julian are married! It's glorious. But, something is going to throw gas on their hot romance. If Julian isn't already in the mob, he is about to be. The foreshadowing is plain to see.
Another thing to consider? Sam and Jason. Will her little admission put pressure on Jason? She is going to tell him that she is drawn to his prior dangerous lifestyle. Can she accept his quiet and peaceful life?
Let's take a quick look at Nik. He does love Hayden, but she is a proven liar. His suspicious mind will push him to uncover her past. How will that affect his marriage? Will he try to kill her again? Confront her? Dance with the devil in the pale moonlight? Spencer's track record with step mothers is as bad as Emma's.
Sonny and Ava will reach a point where they leave their animosity off the table, at least temporarily. This can only benefit Avery. Franco is being a calm and supportive friend to Ava and Liz, but he is very discouraging to Nina. What does this mean? It doesn't bode well for them. He needs to wake up. He thinks he is being honest with her and she will understand. Wrong!! Nina is coming into her own. If Franco thinks he can control her by being tough, he might lose her. Nina has been denied a home and family for too long.
Morgan needs to go to Shady Brook. It's the only way to get his life on track. He will hate it and when he is released, there will be more drama. Morgan thinks everyone sees him as broken.
Sabrina will be coming back in a few weeks. What will this mean for Michael? Anna? How about Carlos? Will he use the murder of Sloane to parlay a pardon? Will Curtis try to get Shawn out of prison? He should. That would put the squeeze on Nik.
Tracy is ill. Is this the end of our favorite snarky bitch? No! It's part of the story. Who will save her? Griffin Munro is following Anna all over town, when he isn't walking around without a shirt. Between Nik, Griffin and Anna, Google is getting a workout! Who's zooming who?
I think Lulu made the right call about moving in with Nik for now. She needs to work out the problems that got them here. Besides, the apartment has bad memories and karma. They should buy Robin and Patrick's house! It's empty. Liz can't live there. It was Sam's address for awhile. Everyone is moving into the castle. Nik needs to apply for a boarding house license. The upside is that Hayden can't have a moment of peace. Nik will be hiding in the catacombs for the foreseeable future. I've rambled enough. If you feel the desire to use this column's ideas or quotes, make sure you give the site proper credit. Thank you!
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And so it begins... I am building on previously published and yet to be published spoilers, and how I think they may play out.
The wedding is about to start. Alexis is a basket of nerves and her girls are trying to get her ready with the help of Diane. I still find Kristina a nasty little bitch with Molly. She had zero business disclosing Molly's sex life. Molly should have outed her, but she didn't. She is trying to get Kristina to open up, but she can't. The gifts for Alexis were touching and sweet, and Sam's gift was oddly perfect. Diane's loan of the handcuffs was every bit as saucy as Diane herself.
Now to the violence portion of our evening. Olivia saw blood on Julian's hands. Is that literal? I don't think so. I think that Julian isn't completely out of the mob, and some interesting info is about to be revealed, at least to the viewers. Nobody is aware that Sonny is walking except for Epiphany and Max. Dixon thinks that Sonny is weak, but possibly calling the shots. Morgan might as well have taken out an ad that he was there to stop the guns. Dixon will believe he is there on Sonny's orders. Paul is acting antsy as well. Raj and Dixon are angry, irrational and dangerous. What's coming? Lulu knows too much. She is tied up, desperate to escape and driving Raj crazy. She goes into the river, as a loose end that needs tying up. Morgan is so manic and out of control, he is in Fantasyland. He thinks he can stop this shipment, scare off the gunrunners and win Sonny's respect. Instead, he screws everything up, and Kiki is a casualty. Dixon hotfoots it to the church to confront Ava. He gets a bonus when he finds Sonny there as a guest. He can kill him as well as Ava. Alexis is horrified and Julian fears for her safety as well as his children's and Molly and Kristina. But, is he really there with clean hands?
Let's look at the dropped anvils, shall we?
Nik to Laura "I already know what the will says. The estate goes to the oldest living male Cassadine."
Sonny to Julian "Nobody just walks away from this business. You know it and I know it."
Lulu to Dante "I thought it over and you were right. The Haunted Star is no place for me and Rocco to live".
Kiki to Lucas "Morgan is off his meds"
Sonny to Morgan "When you're not in control, you can hurt anybody. You already hurt Kiki and you're killing your mother"
Paul to Anna "I'm not working for Raj. I'm working against him. I'm running a sting!
Anna to Paul " Carlos murdered Duke on Julian Jerome's orders!"
Raj to Dixon "Corinthos is so weak, he can't even get out of his wheelchair.
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So, we have the fact the Julian DID order the hit on Duke. Even though he was still in the mob at the time, he is capable of deception and murder. He loves Alexis, and would lie to keep her. He is too calm about Ava running the Jerome family. Maybe she is not as in charge as she thinks?
Lulu made a mistake rushing to live on her boat. Now, she gets to pay for that mistake. She told Dante she was going to live with her brother. Dante will find a reason to go there, or call there and find they haven't seen her. He will check on her at the waterfront. Cue the rescue!
Nathan will be at the church for the Julexis wedding. When Dixon bursts in, his cop instinct takes over. He will intervene, and something will happen to him.
Sonny will shock the whole town, and especially Dixon (and later Carly) when he gets out of his chair! Ok, Ava might be a tad surprised as well. This is a game changer. Ava has more to deal with after the church debacle. Kiki is hurt. Not in the "Morgan is a man whore" way. Carly will be first on the scene and get help. It may be that Morgan is directly responsible. If not, then he is indirectly responsible. Either way, it's because of the gunrunning. Carly will find Ava to tell her about Kiki. She will even feel some empathy, until she learns that Ava's actions set off everything. Bitch on wheels is a good analogy. She will rage, and then she will turn on Sonny. He kept a very important secret from her. He can walk. He knew about the guns, too. Julian will prove to have blood on his hands. Just wait and see.
Nik had to go to Sam for help. Isn't that ironic? She finally did agree to check out Hayden. Since Paul never said what happened to Susan after they got her to the hospital, we can safely say that Hayden is Susan. She learned how to lie and con from living on her own, and with Sloane. When she left the hospital, she had plastic surgery to change her appearance. Why? If Paul is to be believed, she did it to hide from Sloane. I think she has some deep grudge against Paul and only went to him as a last resort. But, I digress.. Nik will find out about Hayden right about the time Helena's will is read. Our dear Nik is about to get another shock. He is not the heir. There is another, older Cassadine male. Let the games begin...
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Maybe it's just me? When Jason and Sam kissed on the couch, it felt like it was the writers pushing them together. Instead of that, they should have discussed appropriate footwear. They will fall into bed soon and Jasam fans will rejoice. I hope they enjoy it, because there never is smooth sailing. Having is not half so pleasing as wanting. Liason? Elizabeth is done with him and has other things on her plate. The switch was flipped and she accepts that Jason and she are over. Her son was nearly killed, and her house blew up. Many of you feel its karma. I'm not one of them. If Sam had waited to speak to Jake's parents instead if confronting him, neither thing would have happened. Jake was a scared and confused kid who needs help. Sam had no right to try to get him to confess. She is a mother, and if Liz did that to Danny, Sam would have had a fit. Be honest, you know she would have. Do not forget, however, that Jason deeply loved Liz. Those feelings did not evaporate. Remember I told you... Let's make time for other things right now, shall we? Sonny and his new doctor seem to have established a rapport. He is willing to keep Sonny's confidences and continue to treat him. I can't wait for his back story. I loved seeing Epiphany, first at GH and again at Crimson. Nina had a great idea for the Real Women feature. This is going to kill Julian! I also enjoyed Nina talking to Olivia about the photos. It was good to see two women discussing something that didn't involve men or intrigue or a legal matter! Another surprise is Kristina and her sexuality. Looking back on her past relationships, it tracks. Keifer was her first. She tried desperately to be accepted by him to the point she allowed him to abuse her and then have sex to make him happy. She was never happy with him. She grabbed onto Ethan thinking he could make her happy. She knew it would never happen and that made him a safe choice. She didn't really care for him or she wouldn't have claimed he beat her. Then using Johnny to piss off Sonny? No emotional connection there either. Fast forward to Trey. She was drawn to him because he offered her a way to needle Sonny. The simple fact is, she used him. She liked him, but love? No. At college, she finds herself in a place she never expected. She has feelings for a woman. And not just any woman, but an older, married professor. She was finally rejected, but who knows how far it had gone? Then Kristina reverts back to her old ways. She insults, she pushes and she threatens. First in person, then online. She attacked Molly when Molly figured it out. That girl needs some counseling before she gets arrested or punched in the throat.
Nathan loves Maxie. Maxie loves Nathan. Dillon and Maxie are friends. Friends who share a history! Dillon was married to Georgie for five minutes and they did love each other. Both Maxie and Dillon were devastated by Georgie's murder. Now they are colleagues and they enjoy each other's company. They have no secrets from each other at all. Nathan is jealous and it shows. Maxie will think he is being silly and this will cause cracks. Once there are cracks a break is inevitable. Where will Nathan land?
Tracy is having a health crisis. She isn't aware of it yet. Something will happen and she will end up at GH. Who will bring her? Will she be with Michael? Monica? Hayden? Time will tell...
Morgan is off the meds. His mental state will become more and more obvious. His desire to prove his masculinity is going to cause a major problem. He will hear some info that will make him want to get into Sonny's business. So much damage is going to occur that it will ripple for a long time. There will be a shooting and Morgan is at the heart of it. Carly and Sonny can no longer take a "hands off" approach to Morgan. Kiki will be a casualty in an emotional way. This will make two people join together to support her. You are thinking Franco and Nina, but no. It's Franco and Ava. The aftermath of the shooting will make Ava realize how fragile her life is, and how her involvement in the gunrunning has nearly killed people.
The elephant in the room..Rebecca Herbst has not yet signed a contract. Some people read a private message between a network executive and a "fan". If you read it carefully, he never says anything against Becky. He stated that the show made her an offer and she hasn't responded. He also stated that people threaten to stop watching if certain players leave, and if everyone did, the show would be gone. He did not threaten cancellation. He stated a fact known by every single executive. If nobody watched, the show will be gone. I lurk in our Facebook group, as well as others. I have seen these threats from fans who say they will stop watching if Sam and Jason are not together, or Jason and Liz are not together. Repeat after me! It's a show. Enjoy the story. You might not like everything that happens, but wait..things will change. Thanks for allowing me to vent.
Back to our regularly scheduled communication.
Nikolas is going to have his wife investigated. She will find out and be faced with a dilemma. She will come clean with Nik, but how clean? She will spin things in her best light. Another fly in Nikolas's ointment is Helena! She will be sure to shake things up in a big way. She loves Nik, but she has some issues with him. First issue is his closeness to Laura. This will be interesting.
Till next time..
This is the turning point. Jake has been through hell with Helena and its starting to spill out. He can finally get the help he desperately needs. This is also a huge wake up call for Elizabeth. She was in Happyland, she had her son back, she had Jason and life seemed perfect. Then the lie came out. It actually will be the catalyst for everyone to move forward. Sam will rely on Jason to help with their son as she recovers, and Liz finally realizes her guilt. Master Reset! Elizabeth will do the right thing and tell Jake that Sam is guiltless. She accepts full responsibility for the breakup. I would be happy if there was a big shakeup. Lets say Nathan has to question Liz about what happened at her house, with Jake and Sam. He finds himself understanding her pain and guilt, and talks to her. He offers her some comfort..not physical, just talking. A new friendship begins. Maxie and Dillon get closer over Crimson and trying to help Lulu. This causes some disconnect between Maxie and Nathan. Now for the spoiler talk.. Lulu will find herself in the middle of a mob shooting. She is in mortal peril. She may be wounded. This might be the wake up call that Dante needs to try to save his marriage. Seeing the woman he loves near death is brutal. But finding out who is involved? Worse. Stay tuned. Nik will be learning some unsavory details about his newly minted wife, soon. Will he toss her out on her lying little ass? I don't think so. I think he will keep this info to himself until the time comes to use it to his advantage. He really does love Hayden/Rachel. Stay tuned. Morgan is disgusted with how he feels. He is impatient and doesn't believe he will ever feel normal while he is on the meds. Besides, at his age, a limp noodle is more destructive to the ego than a tiny noodle. Morgan is about to meet Shadybrook. Stay tuned. Sonny is keeping his physical progress a secret. This is about to blow up in more ways than one. His enemies may be caught with their pants down, so to speak, but Carly will be angrier than any mobster. Beware Sonny. This will be costly. There will be a big shootout. Stay tuned. Jason and Sam fans have been vocal. They hate the way their couple has been kept apart. Your voices have been heard. The near death experience has made Jason protective of his wife. They will get closer, not as who they used to be, but the way they are now. A new love story? Yes. But, as with every story, there will be twists and conflicts. Remember, its too hot, so, it will cool down. Franco's involvement in Jake's care is interesting. The new writers promised that character isolation is over. Characters can interact without sex or romance. Will Jason ever remember what happened with Franco?  Stay tuned. Helena has some closing slaps for her "heirs". There is no way this will bode well for the gathered group. Among her "bequests" will be some not so tangible items. Look out Laura, Tracy, Alexis, Sam and many more. Stay tuned.  Kristina has been hiding her true self for a long time. She is still a manipulative, lying and cruel brat, but her sexual confusion is leading her now. What started out as a crush has escalated out of control. She will need help to fix this mess. Its very possible that Kristina and the professor had some physical contact. But how much? Is Kristina a woman scorned? The breakup she went through? Maybe it was with Parker. Stay tuned. Olivia will have one of her premonitions after next week. Who will be the focus? Will it affect Julian and Alexis? Lulu and Dante? Not wanting to give too much away, let's just say it will scare her. Stay tuned. Back to my thoughts, I love Lexi Ainsworth. Not a fan of Kristina. Why? She seems to be stuck at 16. This is the manipulative, scheming immature kid who causes her own problems, and manages to wreck anyone in her path. There has been no emotional growth. Change her or send her back to college. Ava is on my last nerve. She is using Avery as a weapon to hurt Sonny and exercise control over him. She doesn't care how her actions affect either daughter. She loves them, just not enough to put them first. I think that Liz has paid enough for her lie. She lost Jason, she is the town pariah and now her kids are paying the price for her lie. She knows that. It seems some of you won't be happy until she is dead. Like it or not,every single one of the women in town have done the same, if not worse. They got past it. So will Liz. You guys need to lighten up on my girl. Why did Monica readily forgive her? Hmm..affairs, lies, manipulation? Carly can't throw shade either. She has done so much worse! Sam will get past it, too. Glass houses...besides, Danny and Jake are brothers. Sam and Liz must set a good example. And they will. What is Haydens secret? Tracy knows at least some of it. Do any of you care about it? Honestly, I just can't get invested in this story. Nik is unrecognizable to me, and he has no heart. I want answers about HIM, not his wow that was rushed wife. I like this baby storyline with Nina and Franco. They can have some real world conflict and come out on the other side. No, I do not think he and Liz will become romantic. I really want to know your opinions. Please post your thoughts in the Facebook group. If you have a lot to say, contact an admin and send a few paragraphs. Join in. You will be welcomed! It doesn't have to be a permanent thing, just tell the world how you see things.


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