Happy new week everyone! Before we begin, I wanted to tell our readers that
beginning this week, we have a new page! Its for guest commentary and opinions
from real fans. This week we have Barbara Sleeper Sargent. I read it and loved
it. Please check it out.
Port Charles has become a hotbed of intrigue and drama. I am not thrilled
with more mob violence and danger. We have had enough of it. I want more
personal interaction and character driven stories. Speaking of characters, can
we please bring them back to their true nature? Elizabeth would never keep lying
to Jason. She would have told him the truth. Nikolas is a parody of himself as
well. He would never have had a woman shot to protect a lie. Sam is nothing like
she used to be. The real Sam would never have accepted that Jason died and Robin
knew it. She would have hunted Robin down and demanded details! Anna has become
a rogue killer who takes the law into her own hands. The real Anna would never
have been so sloppy and unprofessional. The real Sonny would never have gone to
the warehouse alone and unarmed. It bothers me that Franco is now the honorable
de facto father for Kiki. The next show you see is all from the new head writing
team. I can't wait to see if they intend to make things right. Please at least
make them better. The blatent Godfather ripoff is bad enough, now Michael has
become the voice of reason with all things Corinthos. Ava is not my cup of tea.
Even trying to soften her character by making her a caring mom is too little,
too late. As the newly crowned head of the Jerome organization, she painted a
big target on herself and her family. Sonny has been in the game long enough to
know when he is a target. Ava forgets that there are more enemies than Sonny out
there. Ava is a mother of convenience. She loves Avery, but forgot Kiki. This
alone makes me hate her.
Paul Hornsby is a deadly dangerous man. He has a weakness, I believe. His
son Dillon. He is using Tracy and her connections to add a veneer of
respectability to himself. He and the mayor think they are running the town,
but, the silent partner is going to be much more invested in a preplanned
endgame. Nikolas comes to mind....
Valerie is making it clear that she wants Dante and is not afraid to let
him know. Since the film student left his camera running, there is a record of
Dillon and Valerie spilling their secrets and it will come into play. I really
want these secrets that have been festering to come to light.
Is anyone else curious as to what happened to Brad and Rosalie? Even Lucas
is MIA. Does Rosalie still work for Nik? He knows her deep dark secret. Is it
really important or just a time filler? So many storylines have been dropped or
ignored. Kiki supposedly hates Nina, but on Friday she was fine with her being
in the apartment. Someone asked me if I thought that Nina would buy Silas's
apartment. If she does, that would be creepy. I can't imagine why she would do
It appears that Jason is starting to use his brain. This week he begins to
question Elizabeth's honesty. Things are looking up. Its been too long. Comments
and questions are welcome, please join the criticallist Facebook group!
Oh the delicious irony! Sonny fought for years to keep his sons out of his
business. Michael vowed to stay away from Sonny. Now, Sonny is on his back.
Michael has stepped in and taken the reins of the mob. He is a natural at it. He
grew up watching and learning how it's done from Sonny. He learned all about
handling violence from Jason. Jason also taught him finesse. Michael became a
CEO at ELQ, and knows the art of negotiations and deals. That, coupled with his
cunning will make him a formidable opponent for anyone. Ava will underestimate
him. Will Paul take him seriously? I think so, but he may not see Michael as a
threat. Sonny and Carly will not be happy about it at all. But, the only other
candidate is Ric. Sonny doesn't want to go there, does he?
While waiting for the Valerie bombshell, it occurs to me that a baby is not
going to happen. I think the new team has a different idea. Dante is drawn to
Valerie and we know she has a major crush on him. He is going through some
serious drama on the family front and job front. He is trying to find the person
who shot his father and guess who is there with a friendly face and words of
comfort? I think Lulu will walk in on something between them, a hug? Some
conversation? She will put it all together and Dante will admit what happened. I
hate the idea of another baby resulting from cheating.
Jake is being overloaded with clues and memory flashes. He dreams of Sam on
a bike and he has dreamed of her in bed. Sonny called him Jason. He has all of
Jason's skills. More reminders coming this week to push him to the eventual and
inevitable breakthrough as to who he really is. He has to come to this on his
own. Even if Liz tells him, he still can't become Jason. He has to come to it on
his own. But it is coming up fast. Watch for the landmines. The will be laid out
and ready to explode. The shrapnel will break more than hearts. It will break
relationships and businesses. Nik won't have as much stock in ELQ.
How will the Quartermanes deal with their golden boy becoming the acting
don't of the mob? That alone will be delicious. Imagine Sabrina's reaction. The
wild card in this drama is Ric. He believes that he should be the one to take
the reins while Sonny is unable to do it. Sonny will end up advising Michael on
what to do, even though he isn't happy that his beloved son is in that position.
Morgan will get jealous and rant and rave until they make him get the help that
we desperately need him to get.
Julian has become the scapegoat. Ava is not loyal to him at all. She will
tell him she was at the mob meeting and that she misdirected their wrath about
Sonny's shooting. She has to understand that no matter who she points the finger
toward, Julian will be blamed as the mastermind. Ava has no sense of honor left.
Her only goal is to come out on top. She left Kiki in the dust and hasn't even
asked Julian to check on her. Avery is the prize in the Beat Sonny Olympics.
Ava's sell by date has passed. Looking forward to your comments!
Another week of near confession and misguided deeds. You can always count
on someone walking in on a conversation or monologue and completely missing the
point. Or, someone is ready to confess a misdeed and they are interrupted. That
always changes their minds.
Sonny is pretty much out of commission. We all know that Michael will take
over to protect Sonny's interests. Carly will tell him no. But, Michael knows
what needs to be done. If only he could get Morgan to cooperate. And fly in the
ointment is going to be Ric. He feels that as Sonny's brother and consigliore
that it should be him to sit in the big chair. I honestly believe that it will
break Sonny's heart to see Michael in the business. Relax Papa! Michael won't be
alone. Jake will be glued to him. His skill set will come in handy.
On the romantic front we have Dante and Lulu, Patrick and Sam, Liz and
Jake, Michael and Sabrina and Maxie and Nathan. Who will get their happily ever
after? Dante slept with Valerie and he can't blame the alcohol. Why not? The
next morning, he tried to get Valerie to shower with him. He is as attracted to
her as she is to him. He loves Lulu and their son but that forbidden fruit was
too tempting. Now we have a probable pregnancy. Lulu will be devastated. She has
been working toward a friendly relationship with Valerie that will make her feel
like an idiot. Patrick and Sam will be engaged, as Liz and Jake are. Weddings in
Port Charles are very eventful. Jake will become Jason at the wedding. I
want to talk about Maxie. She loves Nathan but is flighty. She is spending more
and more time with Dillon. I think she will fall for him down the road. As she
pulls further away from Nathan, he will need someone to talk to. His partner?
No, Dante has his hands full with a broken marriage and a pregnant mistress. So
who will it be? Lulu of course. They can comisserate about their faithless
partners. It would make great drama for Dante and Nathan if Nathan begins a
relationship with Lulu. Michael and Sabrina are about to get life changing
news. A new Quartermane is coming. Between this and Michael being the acting CEO
of Murder Inc, looks for some turbulence. Patrick asked Sam if she missed the
danger of being married to Jason and she said no. She said she missed the
adventure. This could make her crazy when she finds out that Jason is alive.
When Jason remembers,he will tell Liz that he can't marry her because he is
still married to Sam. He won't know right away that Liz has been aware the whole
time about his identity.
The mob war is heating up fast. Is Paul involved? It sure looks like he is.
How about Nik? Its possible that he is following the plan laid out by Luke,
Helena and Jerry Jacks. First takeover ELQ, then the mob. Launder the dirty
money through ELQ. Its a smart plot.
I have been reading all of your comments on the group page. Some of you
should be writing the show! The ideas and insights are wonderful. I sincerely
hope that you will continue to post your ideas and thoughts! We all appreciate
you all taking time to read our website and Facebook group page. Thank
Hi friends! Let me start by saying that I found myself eager to see the
show. That hasn't happened in a long time. I wanted to address some of your
comments and messages forwarded to me by April. I can see where you are angry
and disappointed by Michael. Some of you feel that he is selling out.
Backtracking, Michael was raised by Sonny. Sonny was always there for him. As
Sabrina rightfully pointed out, Sonny shot AJ under extreme circumstances. Sonny
has a mental illness that does not do well with stress. He walked in on AJ
choking Ava, and she was screaming that he was killing her. Coupled with his
hatred of AJ, and believing that AJ killed Connie, he pulled the trigger. He
honestly believed that he was doing the right thing in saving Ava. Now that
Sonny is possibly dying, Michael is trying to hold on to the man he knew as his
father his whole life. He hasn't changed his name back, and I don't see that
happening anytime soon. What I do see is Ric trying to step in to run Sonny's
business. His argument will be that he has the knowledge and experience. Carly
won't stand for that. Morgan is in no condition emotionally, so Michael will
move into Sonny's shoes and his house. He learned a lot at Sonny's knee, as well
as head of ELQ. He can negotiate and make critical decisions in extreme
conditions. I believe he will actually do a better job than Sonny. Wait and
see... I also think that Jason will step in to keep him safe.
Jake/Jason is about ready to be revealed. It won't be anywhere near
satisfying if someone tells him he is Jason. He has to remember on his own. I
think he will be torn between his new life and his past. He is Sonny's best
friend as well as Carly's. He loves Elizabeth. He love(s/d) Sam. He feels a bond
with Michael and Monica. He will know he has two sons! How to proceed? This big
epiphany will happen at his wedding to Liz. You know that Sam and Patrick will
be there. So will Carly and Spinelli! It will begin with a whimper, but watch
for the bang. This will have far reaching implications on many fronts. Romantic
as well as business issues will be twisted. He won't go through with the wedding
and he will struggle with how to tell Liz and Sam. He won't know right away the
number of people who know the truth already. And Nikolas will lose his hold on
ELQ. Jason is entitled to 11.5% of the stock. The devastation this news will
have is like dropping a bomb on the town. Sonny and Carly will be overjoyed, but
there will be guilt that they didn't recognize him. Liz will lose him and Jason
will feel bad for her. Until...he learns the truth. Sam will be shocked and
overjoyed, but part of her loves Patrick deeply. She will wonder why she didn't
feel the connection to him, and why he didn't feel pulled to her. The only ones
who win up front? Danny and little Jake. I can't wait to see Monica get the
news. I truly hope that Jason is the one who tells her and Michael who he
Is Valerie really pregnant or does she love Dante so much that she plays
the oldest con on earth? Time will tell. Dante is about to discover how much his
one night cost him. Here's some advice to all the spouses who think (or know)
their spouse is cheating. End things BEFORE you hop into someone else's
bed. Its wrong to screw first and ask questions later. I know that Lulu will
split with Dante. Will she keep the apartment? Or will she move to the
MetroCourt or...perhaps to Tracy's? Yes, Dillon lives there, but she isn't
thinking about that....
Nina and Franco are poised to become real citizens of Port Charles. But
first, let's get her out of Ric's control. Nina is much stronger now. This could
Now we need to discuss Sloane, Carlos and Johnny Z. A reminder of their
background? Johnny was able to get out of prison because of Luke. He worked for
Luke, and so did Carlos. Luke and Helena were partners. When Luke and Helena
were caught after the bombs on the Haunted Star and the Elm Street house, Sloane
was there to help them any possible way. He was obviously trusted by Helena.
Now, Luke's plan to take over ELQ have been realized by Nik. Its quite possible
that Nik still has Carlos and Johnny on the payroll. Wait, you may ask, how is
Carlos still alive? Simple. Anna may have shot him once, and in her shock and
grief, may have believed that she killed him. Sloane was right there to "clean
up" and have Anna indebted to him. Carlos was picked up by the Cassadines and
sent to one of their secret worldwide clinics with Robin.He was the one who got rid of evibence that TJ was kidnapped. See? It could have
happened. If it did, them we know who is trying to take Sonny's, as well as
Julian's territories. Thoughts?
Things are finally starting to progress. Madeleine is off to jail, Nathan
made Ric aware that his plot has been exposed and Kiki knows about Morgan and
Ava. Soon, Jason will know who he is and that will throw Niks plan for a curve.
The Jason reveal will blow Port Charles wide open. What will happen with Sam and
Patrick? Elizabeth? Sonny was shot on his wedding day. That was a twist! It's
usually his brides who get shot or blown up. I guess statistics would show that
its probably his turn. The question is, whodunnit? Julian is the obvious choice,
so it's not him. The Asian mob with Ms. Wu? Possibly. Nikolas? He has his finger
in many pies. Becoming a crime lord would cement his position as a true
Cassadine. A new syndicate? Is Carlos truly dead? Anna was in shock. Could
Sloane have convinced her that she killed him? Yes, she did pull the trigger,
but after that? Anything is possible. Its also a good way to secure her silence
about Nikolas and the election. Stay tuned! Looking back on the character of
Morgan, since his return as an adult, he has been written as bipolar. The peaks
and valleys of his moods and abysmal decision making have been there the entire
time. This story should be told for everyone who is going through it and
everyone who has a loved one dealing with it. Maybe we can get back the kind and
gentle Morgan we used to love.
Michael and Sabrina are in for an unexpected surprise soon. Could it be a
baby? A new Quartermane would be great. Teresa Castillo (Sabrina) is pregnant,
so its possible.
Nina and Franco are finally out of jail and Shadybrook. In order for them
to remain on canvas, they absolutely must integrate into the fabric of the town.
Franco needs to go back to GH with his art therapy. He was good at it and it
kept him grounded. Nina needs to make friends. Maxie would be perfect. She is
Nathan's girlfriend and Nina needs someone to talk to. Maxie can bring her look
into the present and give her confidence. Nina can get involved in the community
in a positive way.
It's time...it's happening... Valerie is pregnant. She will be telling
Dante next week. Their tryst was an eye opener in more than one way. Dante
admitted that he wanted her, desired her, and that showed me that he was not the
pillar of righteousness that he always appeared to be. Dante deeply loves Lulu
and Rocco. His selfish and lustful indulgence will cost him dearly. He will have
to tell Lulu the truth before she learns it from someone else. Of course he will
be too late. Lulu will find out that poor Valerie is pregnant by accident,
either from Bobbie telling her or she will overhear a conversation. Either way,
she will make the connection and the marriage is toast.
Dante will stand by Valerie because she is carrying his child. She will be
all apologetic and fragile. Olivia should be in church saying the rosary over
all the lies and secrets that are circling her family. Lulu is going to need
love and support,
too. Luke is gone so it won't be her dad. Her mother is returning, so she
can help. Nikolas loves Lulu and will no doubt be there for her as well. We can
count on Carly, Maxie, Dillon and Tracy to be there. Bobbie will be caught in
the middle of this mess. She is going to be the mother figure to Valerie. She
loves Lulu, but won't take sides. Maxie will not take it well when she finds out
that Nathan knew and never told her. What a mess!
Julian is going to spend lots of time denying his involvement in the mob
war. Even Alexis will have doubts about him. Where will this lead? Hold on. This
flight is finally airborne!
Welcome to the circus! The ride has been wild and sometimes unpredictable.
Ric getting arrested was expected. His release? Not so much. Why was he
released? Well, it seems that he saw something in the evidence that pointed the
Keystone Kops in a new direction. Yes, Madeleine. Momma wants the money. She
doesn't want the family name smeared all over the news, however. She likes the
good life. She wants to be accepted back into the upper echelon once more. No
more dated clothing (Maxie was able to zing her about it), no more living below
her standards. How did she get Silas to sign away his claim to Nina's money?
Silas didn't want it, but he would have known Madeleine was up to something.
Maybe that's why she killed him? Ric still thinks he has a shot at the money. He
is totally unaware that Nina is on to his plot. Nathan is doing his absolute
best to clear Nina. This might even be watchable. Nina is still fragile but
wising up quickly. Franco seems to be able to tether her to reality more than
anyone. Nobody really hears Nina. I'm sure its frustrating for her. Franco
listens and cares. For now, she needs him. Nathan loves her and cares about her,
but he doesn't take her seriously. I would love it if she made a female friend.
Maxie comes to mind. She has been there. Everyone thinking she had nothing
between her ears, hurting people without meaning to really hurt them... Yes,
Maxie should make friends with Nathan's sister.
Let's move on to Lulu. On the surface, she has it all together. We know
there is a time bomb, but Lulu doesn't. She has a solid (cough, cough) marriage,
a beautiful son, a successful business and friends. Too bad its going to explode
like biscuits in a hot car. Lulu decides to befriend Valerie and this will be
the pin that pops the balloon. Valerie is living at Carly's house. Bobbie lives
there too. Valerie begins showing signs..obvious signs of pregnancy. Bobbie is a
nurse. She will put two and two together and get five. She will at first assume
that Dillon and Valerie have been biblical. Dillon will probably be the one to
figure out the truth. The question is, what will he do about it? If he tells
Lulu, she will be hurt and angry. She will at first blame herself. Dillon won't
put her through that. He will get into Dante's face, however! Dante will make
excuses and whine and promise to make things right. He will run to Valerie and
ask her if its true. She will cry and break down so delicately in his manly
arms. She will tell him she will do this alone. Don't give her a second thought.
Its her mess. She will deal with it. Dante will vow to be there for her. Will
she really be pregnant? I think she may have a scare, but will capitalize on it.
She wants Dante any way she can get him. It will blow up in her face, but by
then? Damage is done. Dante and Lulu will be separated.
Lots of things will be blowing up soon. This includes Jason's identity, Who
is after Sonny and Nikolas and his takeover of ELQ. Also on the agenda? The
election fraud. Buckle up. The ride will be all over the place!
Hello everyone! We have had a very wet and thunderstorm filled week here,
but I was still able to watch the show. Ava in the courtroom gave me hope that
the Denise debacle would soon be over. The scene where she was playing with her
phone was so heavy handed, I was kind of offended. We know she is blackmailing
Franco. We know she has a photo. Only a blind judge or a brother in law couldn't
see her pointed looks at Franco or hear her obvious comments. Maura West is a
terrific actress. However, I can't stand Denise or even Ava anymore. She
supposedly came back to town to be close to her daughters. I watched her "dying"
scenes with tears in my eyes as she spoke to Silas. Then, the real Ava came
back. She is selfish and heartless. How can she justify sleeping with her
beloved daughter's boyfriend? She can't. Its lust. She wants what she wants and
to hell with everyone else. I'm sure that she would exploit Avery if given the
chance. I'm not excusing Morgan at all. He may not know she is Ava but chasing
his girlfriends aunt and bedding her is beyond creepy. It's sick and twisted. It
is probable that he is bipolar. If so, then he is not responsible for his poor
and questionable decisions. I still get skeeved out watching. Ava hasn't
mentioned Avery in weeks. She is more concerned with her comfort. She threatened
the only person who cared enough about her to save her. Silas put his career and
personal freedom at risk to give her a chance at a new life. A healthy life. His
death really doesn't bother her in the sense of personal loss. It doesn't bother
her that Kiki lost her father, the ONLY person who loved her unconditionally. I
hear fans clamoring about how much they love Ava (Maura West) and I used to be
one of them. Now? I'm tired of her. She is not the Jerome throwaway kid who
needs love and acceptance. She is cruel and thoughtless and she needs to go. She
will never change because we've seen her waste too many chances at
Another thing that irks me is Ric and Madeleine. They are so damn cocky
that they openly joined forces to "care for Nina". Franco is not my favorite
character, but he loves Nina and is trying to keep her safe. I want, no, need to
see Ric and Madeleine pay for this gaslighting of Nina. Nina is fragile. She
lost 20 years of her life and her child. Her mother did this to her out of
greed. She doesn't care about Nina. I still think that mommy is hiding something
sinister from her past. Nina now knows she didn't take Avery. Madeleine still
acts as though she did. Makes me wonder...did Madeleine kill Silas? Or was it
Ric? If it were mommy dearest, she would know that Silas took the baby. She
isn't reacting as if that were the case. Ric hasn't visited Nina at all since he
dropped her off. Interesting...
Anna is coming back. She will deal with Sloane and their night together. He
is only back for a short arc so, he may die. Another return is Kristina
Corinthos. We can hope she is more mature and no longer hates on Sonny. I do
wonder how she will like Julian and Patrick. They seem to be destined to become
family. She will most likely accept Patrick, but Julian? I would love to hear
your thoughts. Please drop them at our Facebook group.
Hello friends! I hope you are all having a decently acceptable week. I wish
we had more exciting things to talk about, but since we are in that transition
phase... The time between summer stories and fall stories is notorious for being
boring. We have had a few nuggets, so let's start there. I'm loving dead Silas.
He has passion and can say whatever he likes to anyone he likes and nobody can
kill him again. This seems to be a favorite tactic of RC. He did it with dead
Carlos, too. We are getting a few clues to his killer. Ava watched him die, but
she obviously wasn't the killer. Nor was Nina. Franco is innocent. We know this
because he was arrested for the crime. My money is on Madeleine. She raises
psychotic to a new level. I know she feels some level of guilt about Nina. The
backstory must be disturbing. Something Nina said to Silas.. She said he got her
away from her parents. Madeleine tells everyone that Nina was always crazy. Its
there. Its coming out. What? Nina's father. He left her everything. Why? Guilt!
My guess is that he molested and abused her for years and Madeleine knew! She
never protected her or acknowledged it. She whispered about Nina's problems in
case her circle ever heard Nina's claims. Think about it. Nina blocked most of
it out, but she knows she can't trust mommy. Soon..it will come out.
Let's talk about Nikolas for a moment. It was a stroke of genius to get
Hayden away from the hospital. If her memory returns, she is now at his mercy.
I'm not sure what his deal is yet, and why he needs ELQ, but he is obviously not
able or willing to let it profit. Nik and Hayden have passion and fire. Nik
doesn't trust her, but I will bet he is going to fall for her. Her back story
will be sad and or tragic. This is a story whose outcome may change under the
new writers. Elizabeth is unrecognizable now. Yes, she can be sneaky, but she
outgrew that. She loves Jason, but the real Liz would not keep him from his
child. It is glaring that RC was trying to shake things up by having characters
behave out of character. Tony Geary remarked about how RC was micromanaging how
the actors acted. He told them when to look up, sigh, cry or react. Actors know
how they are supposed to interpret the material they are given. Directors guide
them to structure their actions and responses in the context of the scene.
Because of this "out of control" control, the show suffered. Unhappy actors and
fans both complained about what was happening. It appeared that Ron C was trying
to recreate OLTL and AMC into a new hybrid with GH. Prospect Park still owned
the characters of John McBain, Starr Manning and Todd Manning. Todd and John
would have been amazing additions to the cast. Franco and Silas/Stephen Clay?
Not so much. I love both actors, but they are just not palatable. Especially
Franco. RC "borrowed" them and promptly killed of Starr's family. I get that he
wanted to be the hero to the fans of the cancelled soaps, but it was a failed
attempt. When Ron Carlivati replaced Garin Wolff as head writer, fans were
clamoring for a change. Fear that GH would be next to go had fans grasping any
shred of hope. The effect was immediate. Ratings came up and the network was
happy. Heady with his own success, RC began to think of himself as a savior. He
began writing without thinking of the characters. He did some good things, he
mined the past to bring things into the present. He resurrected the Nurse's
Ball, but it was really the Nurse's Ball lite. Gone were the great acts, the
inclusion of all of the hospital staff and the heart seemed to be barely
beating. But, it was back!! We can hope that the new head writing team takes
this to heart. We miss the Quartermanes at Thanksgiving. We miss the love and
humor. We miss FAMILY! Show us that you care, dear writers. Its not about your
vision or your ego. Its about the show, the characters and the fans who support
the show even when they feel that its not worth watching. We hear that the focus
will no longer be on the precocious children and their love lives. Thank you!
While the kids are cute, too much time was spent on silly triangles. They were
written as miniature adults. Dates and dancing? What about horseback riding and
swimming? Let kids be kids and use them as such.
Now let's touch on Dante/Lulu/Valerie/Dillon/Maxie and Nathan. Its obvious
even to the blind and socially awkward that Valerie is in love with Dante. Dante
views their one night stand as a mistake that needs to be buried. Valerie sees
it as an opening. She gets that Dante chose to be the husband and father he
should always have been, but she also hopes that Lulu finds out. She doesn't
want to be the one to tell her, because Dante could not forgive that. So, first
she spills all to Jordan, spinning that the fault is all on Lulu. She will make
sure that someone else finds out. My vote? Maxie. Maxie has apologized to poor
Valerie. They will come to an accord. However, Maxie does not trust Poor Valerie
and that mistrust will cause Valerie to make statements or to let Maxie overhear
a whispered conversation. Maxie will run to Nathan first, who doesn't seem
shocked. Now we will have two couples in crisis. Maxie will do whatever she can
to protect Lulu, and be angry at Nathan for hiding it from her. It will lead to
trouble, possibly even a temporary break up. This mess is destined to become
messier! The mob business is rearing its violent and bloody head again. Let's
hope they focus more on Sonny and his family than on a war. Till next
I hope everyone had a restful weekend! We all said a sad good bye to Silas.
The suspect list is long, but some clues stood out. First, whoever killed him
posed no fatal threat to him. He was stabbed in the back. No sign of a
struggle at all. Many of you have come up with theories about it, so let's go
through the list!
Ava; She had a great motive to silence him. He knew too much. She
was really Ava, and she was rutting with Morgan. He took the baby to procure
life saving bone marrow. That enabled Ava to create her alter ego, Denise. Silas
was ready to talk to the police and Kiki. That would send Ava to prison and She
would never see her daughters again.
Morgan; He was more interested in covering his own ass and Ava's to
care about Kiki. He promised Ava that he would make sure Silas never said a
word. Mind you, he has no idea that Denise is really Ava. He is angry and
detached, and feels no remorse. He never had a shot at the Port Charles brain.
Now he is acting weird and guilty.
Nina; She was holding the knife over his body. That means she is
innocent. Nuff said.
Ric; If Silas took baby Avery (he did), the whole gaslighting plan
would collapse. Did he overhear Franco and Nina talking? Did he eliminate the
hole in his plan? If so, is Madeleine next?
Madeleine; She had the most to gain, financially. If Nina was
convinced she took the baby, she would be committed to Shadybrook. Helping Ric,
with the crib, doll, blanket and crying baby, they were almost there. Franco
tipped her off when he insisted he knew that Nina didn't kidnap Avery. Madeleine
practically drew him a map to Shadybrook. Did she follow him and get the name?
Did she kill Silas so he couldn't confess? Could be...and could Franco be
Kiki; But how? She was away. Or..was she? Maybe she came back early
and Silas told her that Ava and Morgan were lovers. Maybe he told her that
Denise is really her mother Ava, and he was going to the police. Perhaps, on
emotional overload, she tried to talk him out of it. He insisted and she
snapped. Stabbed him and blacked out. We will know in a couple of weeks.
Remember the awkward foursome at the Floating Rib? I couldn't help but
notice Valerie and her little dig on Lulu. She had to bring up Lulu and Dillon
going off to Canada. She is still hot for Dante and very resentful of Lulu.
Trouble is coming and her name is all over it.
Its Official. Nikolas is full on Cassadine. He feels completely justified
in all of his actions. Murder, intrigue and lies. Helena must be so proud.
Here is my thought.. Ron Carlivati believed that all the characters needed
shaking up. So many have been written out of character that fans don't recognize
them. Nik as a killer? Liz with no moral compass? Michael as a ruthless,
soulless avenger? Morgan was a sweet caring kid. Now he is a total douche.
Unlikable and uncaring. Monica using her judge friend to further Michaels
agenda? This character assassination has to stop. I truly hope that the new
writers have the chops to take on the challenge of rescuing the show and
characters from whatever cave of weirdness they are in. Bring back ROMANCE, not
sex for shock value. Relationship over hookup. Family and friendships. Remember
the show is called GENERAL HOSPITAL. I would rather see plots furthered
than five minutes of foreplay and sex. Its not necessary to show us a blow by
blow. We get it. Move things along. Find a groove. Don't drop storylines for
weeks or months and expect the fans to stay invested.And bring back the Nurses Ball of old! The glamour, angst drama and talent! We will be seeing the work
of the new writers by mid October. Don't disappoint us.
So, what did you think about the show last week? I got a good bit of
information from what I saw. First, Silas had no hope of living as soon as he
told Franco he kidnapped Avery. Then all the other suspects lined up. Ava had to
shut him up as soon as he told her he was coming clean, both about her affair
with Morgan and her true identity. Ava knew she had no more leverage. Morgan
couldn't allow him to tell Kiki the truth. He is more protective of Ava than he
is of Kiki. But, he had to shut Silas up. Nina was livid when she learned that
Silas took Avery and kept quiet knowing she was a suspect. Franco was just
stupid enough to play with the knife so he could scare Morgan. Madeleine is
sneaky and slimy. Franco tipped his hand by talking to her. Its not a stretch to
think that she followed him to Shadybrook. If she overheard their conversation,
she knew that a confession from Silas would blow any shot of her and Ric getting
the money. Let the games begin!
Laura overheard a conversation between Liz and Nik that shook her to the
core. She asked Nik and he was honest about it, but no remorse at all. Nikolas
is not himself. While he still has soft spots for Laura, Lulu, Spencer and Liz,
he is cold and has no conscience. Our Nik would never plot a murder to cover his
lies. Look at his relationship with Britt. He used to value honesty and honor
very highly. I feel like the answer is there, but I missed it. Why ELQ? Why lie
about his financial situation? And why is ELQ failing under his leadership? Nik
is a very good businessman. Something is very, very off.
Sonny's business has been hit twice now. I keep remembering the mantra that
nobody can just walk away from this life they chose. So, I must question whether
Julian is lying out of his kissable mouth. It was too easy and too fast to be
real. I think we will be seeing the real Julian again very soon.
Dante has a guilty conscience. Even if I hadn't watched him cheat on Lulu,
I would know. Flowers, candy, jewelry and constant declarations of love and
apology would be apparent to a blind man. So far, Jordan and Nathan know the
truth, aside from Valerie and Dante. Valerie's lunch with Bobbie screamed that
Valerie will need advice and council from her aunt. Its going to be a huge mess.
Sam and Jake are getting closer to the truth and to each other. I see a
great friendship for them. But, time has passed. Feelings are not the same. Both
of them have moved on to different lives. What will happen when Jason recovers
his memory? He is not going to forget the life he is living now. He still feels
love for Liz. Its even possible he could forgive her for lying about his
identity. She made her decision on a night that was fraught with emotional
blows. Ric being exposed, shattering her world, Nik throwing the truth at her at
that time? Emotional overload. I sincerely hope that she finds a way to tell
him. He has a right to know his mother and nephew, as well as his sons and all
the other Q's. Sam is his wife. Whether or not he remembers their feelings is
another story. Just because someone tell him who he is, doesn't mean he will
suddenly remember and slip back into his old life. It would be best if he
remembered on his own. At least then he can make better decisions.
Till next time...
Hello everyone! I hope you had a good week? The past weeks highlights were
all about Luke. Laura Wright gave an Emmy worthy turn as Lena Spencer once
again. She and Tony Geary killed it in those scenes. Even if you don't care for
Luke, he made General Hospital number one with his antics, hijinks, trouble and
the epic romance with Laura. Good luck to you Tony Geary, and thank you for the
love in the afternoon.
Now..on to spoiler talk. There is going to be a murder. The only clue is
that the killer will shock us. I have to go with the Ava/Morgan/Kiki triangle. I
think that either Kiki will kill Ava or Ava will kill Kiki. Sex and jealousy are
great motivation. Kiki will catch Morgan and Denise(Ava) in the act very soon.
It will be the catalyst for the upcoming act. Besides, as much as I love Maura
West, Ava/Denise is too much. I will not miss the character if she goes. Just my
Who else wants to punch Dante in the face? You don't move on to someone
else until you end things with your current partner, even if you believe your
spouse is cheating. And for the record, the affair is the worst kept secret
since Jason's true identity. I digress..the night that Dante kissed cousin Val,
he told her that they both knew there was something between them. That's a man
looking for an excuse to cheat! This does open up a lot of doors for a deeper
story. Lulu will separate from Dante, forcing him into the role of non custodial
parent. Dillon will be her sounding board and his feelings will come back for
her. Maxie will learn that Nathan knew and that will make her question the level
of trust between them.
This week, Dillon knows that things ate strained all around and makes a
deal with Valerie. They will make sure that Lulu knows Valerie is no threat. Too
late! This mess is just going to get stickier when Val has her meltdown.
Monica is going to have more scenes with Jakeson. This delicious buildup
is going to make the payoff so much sweeter! I don't think Liz's lie will be
uncovered until way after Jason gets his memory. Why is it taking so long? Think
about it. I know everyone wants Jason back so he can know his sons and maybe
even reunite with Sam. If it happens to quickly, the payoff will be small. This
sweet agony makes you scream into your pillow but waiting will be so worth it.
Those who hate the lie that Liz is hiding will get to see Jason's hurt, betrayal
and anger over time wasted. Those who want Liz and Jason can see that he has
come to love her deeply and WOW! He will be in a tailspin. The Jasam lovers will
see Sam caught between the past and the future but dealing with the present.
Think of Monica. She is developing a friendship with Jake, a bond. He can never
go back to the Jason who didn't care. The build is amazing and necessary. Be
patient. Who really wants to see and hear Carly cry and carry on about how she
knew..deep down? I think I can wait. Great stories take time. Bad ones are
The elephant in the room:
Ron Carlivati has been replaced as head writer. While some of his choices
have been questionable, you can't deny that he reignited interest in GH. The
Fluke story was an unexpected surprise. Throwing Dante and Valerie into bed was
a mistake. It happened too fast and it was out of character. The Ava/Morgan/Kiki
triangle is cringeworthy and is just bad. End it now. We won't be seeing any of
the new writer's work until sometime in October. Let's hope we get better
stories and pacing. Thanks Ron. Welcome Jean and Shelly.
I hope you all had a wonderful week. We are in the rainy season and the
afternoon and evening storms have caused the frog population to explode. The
lizards have taken refuge on my patio, driving my indoor cats insane.
Speaking of insane, Ric's plan for Nina is well underway. I truly believe
that this plan is beyond cruel. I never much cared about Nina until she got
better. She was trying to find her place in the world. Franco may love her, but
he isn't right for her. Anyone who has a family member struggling with mental
illness is highly offended by this storyline. Its time for Nina to unload all of
her fears on the only people she knows who care about her. Silas and Nathan.
Silas knows she didn't kidnap the baby. Nathan is a cop. He might figure out
that the only time she hears the crying baby is at the hotel, with Ric. I really
want Ric to pay dearly for this, and Madeleine too.
The secret of Dante and Valerie is about to explode. The only way that two
people can keep a secret, is if one of them are dead (take note, Nikolas!).
Valerie has already spilled her guts and Dante's personal business to Jordan. We
all can see her tearful breakdown coming, and Dante having to go to her to talk.
She will build that up in her mind as Dante must love her. She will also turn up
pregnant. Real or not, it won't matter. It will destroy Lulu. Dante and Lulu
will split up. He will dutifully stand by Valerie because she is "carrying his
child". Valerie is about to get really manipulative. Lulu will be more and more
hurt, and Dante will not see the reality of their situation. Cue Olivia to rush
back to try and save the marriage.
Morgan and DenAva gross me out. And every time Kiki calls him "Captain", I
want to scream. There is nothing romantic at all between Ava and Morgan. They
rut like pigs. Neither one has any likable qualities. Ava used to be
interesting. Then more of her personality came out. She is unlikable. She has no
moral compass and will kill anyone who is in her way. Its time for Ava to tell
Morgan who she is, because he is an idiot, and they should run away together.
Far, far away. Send Kiki off to school. The girl has no marketable skills. I
don't understand how they get by with no money. They must be living off of Sonny
and Silas. These characters add nothing worthwhile to the show, and take time
away from interesting storylines.
Luke is coming to the end of his run in Port Charles. No matter what anyone
says, he gave us some of the best storylines in daytime television. I will miss
him. Thank You, Tony Geary! It was a helluva ride.
Little Jake is back! His miraculous return is going to impact Port Charles
in many quarters. The most immediate is Elizabeth and Lucky. They have a great
gift. Jake doesn't recognize them right now, but he will. Cam and Aiden have
their brother back. Who else? First we have Lulu who was also a guest of Helena
at one point. She gets her nephew. Carly has a huge stake in this. Not only is
Jason's son back, but now she has the mystery of the true donor of the kidney.
Sam is in for a shock as well. This is Jake! Jason's first born and big brother
to Danny Morgan. This will send her reeling. Monica knows that Jake is a true
Quartermane. She never got a chance to know her grandson. This horrible wrong
can now be fixed. Lucky is not staying, so that brings us to Jason. Will Jake
feel the same pull to Jason that Danny does? Will Jason feel the connection? How
will Liz be able to keep her ugly secret when father and son are in the same
room? It's getting stickier. On Fridays show, Monica told Dillon that she would
love to see the house filled with Quartermanes. On top of that, so many times in
the last two weeks we heard the Emily drops. It would appear that we will have
another return from the dead. Fans of the show mourned the loss of so many of
the Quartermanes. Now it appears that the family is being rebuilt. Nikolas is
hiding something and it may tie this all together. I miss those wacky
Quartermanes. They put the fun in dysfunctional. I can't wait till
Now the elephant in the room. Dante cheated. Yes, he thought his wife was
cheating. Yes she lied to him. The real Dante would have stayed in Vancouver and
confronted Lulu and Dillon. This version took the moment to avenge his anger by
sleeping with a more than willing Valerie. At first, Valerie was lost and alone
after losing her mother. Dante was kind and compassionate to her. She began
falling for him almost immediately. He couldn't see it, but Lulu and Olivia did.
Valerie is passive aggressive in her dealings with others. She heard Maxie's
warning and forced Dante into defending her. Then, she ran to Lulu to assure her
that she would never go after Dante. She started by insisting that Dante have
dinner with her to celebrate her new job. No Lulu? All the better. When the
debacle of Luke and Tracy's engagement party happened, she left with Dante.
Downhill from there... Then Lulu followed her parents. Dante started drinking
and Valerie was there for him. When he tried to turn away, she grabbed his arm
and turned him to her. She gave him the doe eyed compassion and he kissed her.
They should have stopped there but more was to come. She came back and again
with the sweet touchy feely, only this time she went full out mattress kitten.
Knowing that Dante was in pain and hurt, what did the little angel of mercy do?
She blabbed all to Jordan. Again, as with witnessing Lulu and Dillon, she let
herself be forced to confess. Now Jordan will have a skewed image of Dante, with
his lying, cheating wife and his screwing Valerie. When Dante came to tell her
that Lulu was home and she didn't cheat, Valerie tried her best to change
Dante's mind. Lulu is still lying and must have slept with Dillon. This is only
the beginning. Valerie's work will begin to suffer. Jordan will call her in for
a heart to heart talk. Valerie will tell her that Dante used her and she thinks
she is pregnant. Whether or not she really is, is moot. She will destroy Dante
and Lulu and still look like a victim. She will force Dante into a corner after
Lulu tosses his lying cheating ass out. It would be epic if Tracy insisted that
Lulu and Rocco move into the mansion. Let's face it. NuDillon is hot.
Everyone is demanding that Jason learn who he is right this minute. Not me!
I want the biggest bang for the buck. Patrick and Sam married, Jason and Liz
engaged..the big soapy mess! Then he can remember and everyone goes crazy. Let
them all sort out their feelings and relationship problems. I like the new
Jason. His personality is more free and easygoing. The time they are taking to
reveal his true identity should be used wisely. He can build relationships with
the family he once turned away from. Even Tracy has a favorable impression. I
would love for him to get close to Monica. They are building a new start for
Jason. Not a killer, not a lapdog, and not an unfeelingly stranger. I want to be
there for the ride....
At first I was disappointed. Rolled my eyes, shook my head. Luke reduced to
a second rate, third act with Jennifer Smith? This was the kidnapper? Turns out
(thankfully) that she was a red herring. The women in Luke's life ( Laura and
Holly) finally made peace with the past as well. It was too clean and too fast,
but it kept with Laura's quiet dignity. Luke decided that Lulu must be kept
close to him to make sure she wasn't used as a pawn in this twisted plot. That
explains how Lulu and Dillon entered the search. Our merry band of ragtag
rescuers put together clues and were led to a lumber warehouse. Lulu and Dillon
were useful in distracting the guards with a swadust pregnancy, while Luke
rushed in to save his sons. Holly and Laura ended up captured along with Lulu
and Dillon. Luke found Ethan...alone..on a pressure bomb. No Lucky, however.
Ethan explained that Lucky escaped leaving Ethan behind. That struck me as odd
and out of character. Luke diffused the bomb and Ethan was saved. As for Lucky,
only one thing would keep him from returning. What? Saving another Spencer.
That's what! Little Jake is alive. Probably taken by provenance of another
child's misfortune. It would be a huge coincidence that Frank Smith ran down a
child while following Luke. He would know of Liz and Lucky and their kids. At
the point in time, everyone thought Lucky was Jake's father. By allowing Luke to
believe he killed his grandson, Smith was assured that Luke would be emotionally
destroyed. But, you may ask, how did Joss get his liver? Another child's
misfortune. In children, transplants are common and it can happen that a
universal donor was there in the child. I digress.. At the time of the accident,
the head was very swollen and all agreed it was unrecognizable. Jake's
miraculous resurrection rights a terrible wrong. His "death" was gratuitous and
unnecessary. Now the rebuilding of the Quartermanes begins. His return, as well
as Jason's, redistributes the stock in ELQ. Jason gets 11.5%, Jake gets 6.5%.
Take that, Nik!
Monica returns from her vacation with Judge Walters and now things on the
Jason front will heat up. First, news that her grandson Jake is alive will be
epic. Jason is hanging around Michael at the mansion so they can strategize. In
case anyone missed it, Alan gave the deed to Monica..
. Monica is going to run
into Jason (as Jake) and they will talk. He is drawn to her as she is to him.
The bond they feel will be part of the reason Jason will recover his memories.
It will be a box of Kleenex® moment when it happens. The revelation with
literally blow up lots of lives. Picture it in your head, Carly? Sonny? Sam?
Patrick? And Liz and Nik. Hayden knows the truth, but will she remember?
Nik is catching hell from everyone. There is more to the story than being
cash poor. If that were true, where did he get the cash to buy out Nina? I think
we will soon find out the truth. And it will surprise everyone.
A quick opinion on the Nina/Ric debacle. Nina is still emotionally very
young. She lost 20 years of her life..gone.. Her mother has been harping on the
fact that Nina has always been crazy violent. I'm not buying it. Madeleine is
jealous of Nina. She was the apple of her father's eye. I feel sorry for Nina.
In so many ways she is child-like. I would love to see Silas step in and figure
things out. He could help her find the tools to deal with her feelings of
inadequacy. They could expose Ric and Madeleine together. I'm not sure that
Franco has the stability that Nina desperately needs. Silas and Nina part
Back to Jason... I would love to see him and Monica develop a friendship.
She could talk to him, he could confide in her. He would look on her as a mother
figure, and she would see him as a son. The reveal that they are indeed mother
and son would be emotionally satisfying and I would cry like a baby. That's my
wish... I know that everyone has there own idea on how it should happen. Till
Hi everyone! Aside from the fact that east coast viewers missed the last
fifteen minutes of Fridays show, it was a good week. Lucy used her sword of
truth to cut Michael out of the CEO seat. Her explanation was like a knife. When
Michael asked why, she looked him in the eye,..and said "Duke". We were all
shocked to learn that Lucy actually voted her conscience instead of being
blackmailed. She really changed the whole game. A devastated and upset Michael
headed for Sabrina. They talked things out and it turns out the Sabrina is
really Jiminy Cricket. She made Mikey look into his choices and motives and he
didn't like what he saw. It doesn't matter if you hate Sonny or love him. He has
every right to his daughter and he had his taste of karma.
Who is dumber? Morgan or Ava? I only ask because these two are either super
horny or have amnesia. They were broken up before Ava went to prison. She had
boinked Sonny is the crypt and Morgan had a problem with that. She must have
forgotten that Morgan brought a vengeful Sonny to extract vengeance for killing
Connie. Now they are behaving like long lost star crossed lovers. And Kiki! Eww!
She was married to Morgan, he leapt from her bed to her mother's and back to
hers. The creep factor is off the charts on this one. Silas can see it, but he
brought Ava back from the brink of death. We need to get him a woman. Liz will
be available soon...
Jake will be getting clues to his identity coming fast and furious. This
fall will be the big reveal, but I have questions. How will Jason feel about
Sonny killing his brother AJ? Will he embrace his new path on the side of good?
How will Carly justify covering up Sonny's guilt? Will he feel the same way he
did before about Sam? Will it matter that her father is Sonny's bitterest enemy?
Of this, I can't be sure. When Jason was with Sam, he had a different mindset.
He is not the same person, no pun intended. She is different, too. She has seen
the quiet and gentle side of life. She is safe and secure with Patrick, Emma and
Danny. They are a family. Such a mess! There have been lots of changes for Jason
to absorb. It will be interesting.
I don't know if many of you noticed, but the writers latch onto seemingly
throwaway lines that show up later as story lines. One line this past week has
intrigued me. Nikolas was talking about Helena getting "dotty in her old age".
Watch for it... Helena will end up with dementia and long held secrets and lies
will be revealed! You heard it here first.
Valerie comes off as the concerned friend to Dante, but that girl is a
shark! She kept that "I'm here for you" mantra going while pulling Dante to
her... He was upset and drinking, a lethal combination. Dante should have known
that Lulu wouldn't run off with a lover like that. He should have known
something more was in play. It is a soap, so I know that a little conflict is
necessary. But falling into bed with Valerie? Too much... It would follow that
she will end up pregnant or claim to be. They said that Luke's final adventure
would have long lasting effects. That would be a big one.
Till next week.....
While it seems silly that the soap plot they are using for Luke's final
GH adventure is kidnapping Lucky, and demanding that Luke and Laura pretend to
reunite, its pretty smart! Think about it.. If Luke leaves town with Laura,
nobody will go searching for him. Who would miss Laura? So there you have it.
Now they can engage in danger and no worries about anyone coming to help. That
could only slow them down. I have a feeling that Ethan has also be snatched, and
that's why Holly is involved. Soon we will see lots of faces from the past, like
Scorpio and maybe Helena as well as the Smiths. The possibilities are endless. I
wonder how Laura will explain her return to Port Charles without Luke? Thanks to
some clips and photos, Lucky will be showing up on Liz's doorstep this summer. I
would love to hear his story. Why hasn't he even checked on his kids? Cam always
called him dad. And Aiden? He may be out in a life of toddler crime with no
daddy. But, the question is how he feels about Liz. I know he made peace with
Nik before they left. It will be Delicious, yet short lived fun.
Nikolas has been found out. Don't expect him to pack up and go home. He
has worked too hard for this. Rosalie is about to sing like a canary, but Nik
still will be using her. He knows her secret! It must be a doozy. The fight for
ELQ will alienate his family and friends, but Nik doesn't care about popularity.
He is done being the nice guy. This fight will leave scars all over town. There
is no guarantee that the Q's will win. If Jason remembers who he is, it will
change everything. How? The allocation of ELQ shares. Jason is entitled to
11.5%. That would knock Nik's shares down.
Denise/Ava is playing a dangerous game. She can't seem to keep her legs
closed with Morgan and she is pushing too hard to get to Avery. She put Silas in
an impossible situation with Kiki and his career. Ava still has that selfish
entitled ideology about her. She doesn't care about her daughters as much as she
claims. Silas is too good for her. Even Sonny is too good for her. I was hoping
that her cancer and near death would have made her more appreciative and maybe
more circumspect. But, no. Sadly she is just a tad more ruthless. I want this
Ava to pay and pay dearly for killing Connie and engineering AJs death. Even the
Sonny haters must admit that she is responsible. Sonny truly believed he was
saving Ava from an out of control monster. How can she keep going with this? She
has no heart. Her "love" for Avery is overshadowed by her lust for Morgan. Avery
will become ill and I would bet that Morgan will be her blood or liver donor.
Something will happen to change the game and rip everything apart.
Valerie won't admit it, but she is falling in love with Dante. When she
has "evidence" that Lulu is keeping something from Dante, she doesn't stop to
ask Lulu... No! She runs off to tell Dante. Just to protect him. Just because
they are friends. Just because she wants to bed him. Watch and see! Lulu can't
defend herself and Dante will jump to conclusions. Valerie will be the soft
caring shoulder...and the trouble begins.
We are on the Titanic. We are having fun. Lookout! Here is the iceberg.
There are lots of crashes, figurative bombs and heartbreak ahead. Laura loves
Luke, but not in the way that they would need to have to reunite. So, what's the
deal? Lucky. He is in mortal danger. It has to be kept quiet. Laura came to get
Luke, unaware that she was about to blow apart Tracy and Luke. Anyone who knows
their history is aware that Luke and Laura put aside everything for their kids.
Remember when the Cassadines put the snatch on Lulu? They moved heaven and hell
to rescue her. Now, Lucky needs them. On this latest adventure, we will find
Holly and Ethan on the trail. Another surprise? Robert Scorpio. Yes, a wonderful
look at the past and a new adventure. Tracy can't be a part of it because she is
one badass mama. She has to be free to move on after Luke realizes that he can
never be good enough for her. Luke truly and deeply loves Spanky. And because of
that, he will let her go. There will be tears and cheers. Enjoy the final
Jake Doe is head of security at ELQ because Michael has a good feeling
about him. Although we know Jake is Jason and a good guy, Michael should have
someone slap him for not checking out Rosalie. Nobody cares what's in her past.
We just want this whole charade to be done. I understand that its necessary
because it paves the way for Jake to recover his memory. Being submersed in the
business and family will light that fire. The fallout will be epic for everyone
in town. Sam and Patrick are a happy couple about to be imploded and Liz and Nik
will get backlash that could be in the Marvel Universe. Monica and all the Q's
will be thrilled, as will Carly. Carly will do everything to find out what
happened and Sonny will feel guilt and shame for trying to kill his bff. Julian
knows that Jake has some knowledge of his business. It could get ugly. The main
thing is this...will Sam drop everything and everyone to run into Jason's arms?
Or will she agonize over the love and family that she has with Patrick? I know
Jasam fans and Liason fans both have their wants and desires, but they both may
be disappointed. Too many years, too many things have happened to all of them to
just pick up where they left off. Let's face it, Jason "died" and was
resurrected by Robin. He came back to town only to be roadkill for Ava who was
running for her life. After his miracle orthopedic and plastic surgery, he began
living a new life. You know what they say.. You can't go home again. Everything
is different. Jason is different, Sam is different. Their lives moved in
different directions. We'll have to wait and see..
The Jersey Devil is turning Port Charles into a suspicious and wary group.
Ava wants both of her daughters and will stop at nothing to make it happen. A
near death experience has done nothing to soften Ava. She was vicious to the
only person who fought to keep her alive. Poor Silas! He sure knows how to pick
em. Look at his list. Nina turned out to be the psycho all other psychos try to
emulate. Ava's actions speak for themselves. Sam had baggage that would take
five bellhops to move. Ava will be unmasked and will take Silas down with her.
Its going to be ugly. Let's think about Avery/AJ. She is going to be one messed
up kid. Her story is all over the internet and it ain't pretty. The daughter of
two violent mobsters, a criminal legacy to define her bloodline, and let's throw
a vindictive, angry adopted brother who stripped away her identity and her
family. Even if her parents are criminals, they are her family and they love
her. She will hate Michael and the Quartermaines. The Q's always talk about how
they took AJ away from Sonny as payback. Sad, and will blow up in their faces.
Ric is the Ric of old once again. Nina better watch out, Ric can always
find a panic room. There are a few possible scenarios here. Ric can play up to
Nina while plotting with Mama MadDog, which could get him a slice of the pie, or
he can find a way to neutralize Madeleine and enjoy life with his rich, yet
somewhat odd and unstable wife, or..the most likely scenario. That is
petitioning the court to become the caretaker/conservator of Nina and her
boatload of money and arranging an early demise for his new mother in law. After
that, Nina will "run away"(die, end up in a far away loony bin or panic room),
allowing Ric to be the grieving bridegroom. He can even blame Franco for her
convenient disappearance. Come on..you thought so, too.
Now I have to get into Dante's business. He knows that Lulu is
uncomfortable with Valerie leaning on Dante. So, what does he do? He agrees to
go out to dinner with her before he speaks to Lulu. If he respected his wife and
marriage, he would have told Valerie that they could do it on a night when Lulu
was available and they could plan it. What about Rocco? Did he expect Lulu to
give him a bottle and the remote and rush off to the Floating Rib? The one
redeeming moment was at the Haunted Star when Lulu introduced Dillon to Dante!
You all know what's coming. Dante will tell Lulu not to hang around Dillon
(because it worked so well when he said the same thing about Johnny Z) and she
will get her panties in a wad. Valerie will get him to talk about it. And Dillon
will be Lulu's shoulder. Trouble in Paradise!
This was the beginning of Luke's goodbye. Laura is here. Soon we will see
Holly, Lucky and Ethan. There is supposed to be a big adventure to usher him
away. Tracy will realize that Luke will never be the stay at home hubby who sits
by the fire recounting his glory days. It will be bittersweet and fun and
heartbreaking. I hope that Laura sticks around for awhile. She has a rich
history to mine in Port Charles. She could drive Lucy and Bobbie gonzo, since
Scott never really got over her. Lulu needs her as does Nik. Nik just doesn't
realize it yet. Besides, she has grandsons all over town. Maybe while she is
here we will find out the Nik has a brain tumor. That would explain his out of
character behavior. It worked for Franco... Maybe he was always this way and
masked it so he would be accepted. Time will tell. I like Nik the fixer. He is
bad enough to make you notice and worry, yet civil enough for you to want to
give him the benefit of the doubt. I want to know what his motive really might
be. I doubt that it's greed. He has a sizable fortune already. Maybe he is
getting even with the Q's for their shabby and nasty treatment of him years ago.
He is like a pirate, and damn! That's sexy. Well, this is the pivotal week to
watch. Next week we will have a lot to talk about. Till then, happy
I hope you all had a pleasant week! Shall we get right down to it? Mayor
Lomax is delusional to think she could run for governor with low poll numbers.
But, I think she will be a victim of her own ambition. Nik is proving to be
ruthless and he doesn't like to have anyone else tell him what to do. I can see
Lomax doing just that. She will try to play hardball with the dark prince. She
may end up like Hayden. Speaking of Hayden... She is still alive. In soapland
that means she will awaken at an inconvenient time. That little plot twist will
make Nik and Liz very worried, and Sam and Jake very hopeful. Trust me on this.
Hayden won't reveal anything, either by design or bad luck.
Does anyone think that Denise Dimuccio is real? Not me! That's Ava with a
plan. The worry on her face, the tattoo, the knowledge of who everyone is,
speaks volumes. Just wait..
Valerie will be working at the PCPD. Anyone want to bet that this former
criminology student will be brainstorming cases with Dante? I don't even think
she is aware that she has a major crush on Dante. It will rear its ugly head
soon. How do I know? Dillon is coming back (recast, don't get excited) and he
and Lulu were very very close. The friendship is still there. He
and Lulu will cross paths often. Lulu will be at the Q mansion to see Tracy and
Luke. They will bond again. Dante will be jealous. Pit two jealous people
against each other, add two "friends who listen", and you have a recipe for
trouble. It will happen.
Nina did give me chills and giggles when she told Sonny to be nice or she
would put a seafood fork in his eye. And Franco watching Nathan and Maxie sleep
seemed so... Franco. I see why he did it, and using that little plot device
allowed Maxie to explain to Nathan about her past one night stand with Franco,
bring them up to speed on Nina and Ric and let Maxie use the Port Charles brain.
She did a great job explaining to Nathan that Ric could use this convenient
marriage to his benefit. I thought that Maxie being more horrified by Franco
using her nail file was totally in character. Seriously, was anyone surprised to
see Ric visit Madeleine? Franco is right about one thing. Ric being Nina's
husband could allow him to get her money released. He is a built in conservator.
I feel sorry for poor Nina and I hope that Ric and Madeleine are exposed before
they rob her blind.
Things I have wondered about... Why hasn't Sonny even mentioned his
daughter Avery? And did he forget his moment of compassion when he talked to
Morgan about not killing Avery's mother? Why didn't Patrick try to reach Robin
when Duke died? Does Nik know that Granny Hels is holding Robin? If so, why
doesn't he release her? Is Max still recovering on the island? Is Spencer still
a spoiled, entitled little jerk? Will he still call Cameron a townie? Where is
Silas? Alice? Aiden? Epiphany? Danny?? So many opportunities to use
them...wasted. I realize that the canvas is crowded, but shouldn't we see more
family bonding with Sam and Emma, Patrick and Danny? Who watches all of these
Lucas and Brad are planning their wedding. Lucas is all primed for a
spectacular event, and Brad wants low key. So low key that nobody knows... This
will bring in the family he never sees. They are in the Asian mob. Conflict
coming on many fronts! Brad's grandfather was a mob head. Lucas's father and
grandfather are (and were) in the mob up to their eyeballs.. Let's just say that
the seating chart is the least of their worries.
Okay.. Jason/Jake. I know that so many of you want this to be done and
over. I am putting a bullseye on my back, but I find the delay necessary. Jake
has fallen for Liz. They are moving forward. Sam is happy, content and safe with
Patrick. They are raising their kids together. Too soon to interrupt that. It
has to bloom, maybe even bear fruit. What a huge dramatic mess when Jason
regains his memory if both Sam and Liz are pregnant! What's a poor rich scion
turned stone cold killer to do? What about Sam? Patrick? Liz? Nik? How will he
feel after dealing with coming back from the dead and feeling nothing for Sam?
Sort that out!
Let's talk about Laura. She returns at the end of the week. While most
people believe she is going to usher Luke of the canvas, that's not quite right.
She is going to impact his departure, but she is not there for that reason. Her
appearance will have an impact on Nikolas. She may reach his heart. Lulu will
benefit from her mother being around, too. Laura can meet her grandson Rocco and
maybe pull her other grandson Aiden out of limbo. She can counsel Lulu about
Valerie. The best summer in years...
Laura can visit Mac and Felicia, Anna and Lucy and Bobbie and maybe visit
Scotty. Julian will have more eye candy once Alexis sees him for the mobster he
still is. The fun has just begun.....
Its a purge, an upheaval, and everything is on its ear! Anna, the enforcer
of law, has become the avenger. She has taken the law into her own hands yet
again. Sloane, who came to town as a poor man's Dudley Dooright, became a
pawn/puppet to the Cassadines and now is covering up Anna's crime. Nikolas, our
sweet and caring Prince has ordered the death of a young woman. Olivia faked her
child's death and was ready to lie to her other child about it. Carly had a well
reasoned and logical argument for Sonny to wait to avenge Dukes death. Obrecht
did a favor for Ned and Olivia. These people are totally out of character.
What's next? Is Sonny going to open a kitten rescue? Will Julian join a
monastery? Will Ava sling hash at Kelly's? These turnabouts are heading to a
bigger picture and an exciting summer!
Jake will remember who he is. He has to find out on his own. If someone
tells him that he is Jason, it will mean nothing if he doesn't feel it. It would
be a cheat. What circumstances will cause this epic event? And who will have to
face the hitman/enforcer with their lies? Think of the impact on Port Charles.
Sonny? He has tried to kill Jake, he hates his friendship with Carly and he is
losing Shawn. Sam? She is in a serious relationship with Patrick. They are
raising two children together. Ok, one is Jason's son, but Sam asked Patrick to
be the daddy. She is mothering Emma. Julian? Awkward!!! Monica? Yes, she is
still in town...just hanging out with Jocelyn and Aidan and Alice... She gets
her son back. She is two for two in the dead son is really alive sweepstakes.
Liz? Yup..she loses at love, yet again. She knows the truth. And her guilty
knowledge is going to blow up in her face. Nik? He a puzzler.. Is he good yet
misguided? Is he evil with good manners? I can't wait to see where he lands on
the karmic meter.
Sloane keeps talking about nailing Julian and dismantling the Jerome
organization. Not a single mention of Sonny's mob. Why not? Sloane has secrets.
Jordan makes a deal to save Shawn's sorry ass. He was truly cruel to her.
He was offended that she stopped him from killing Jake. She could have just sat
down and filed her nails. He isn't a very good hitman. Seriously.. Think about
it. Name his successes. The only thing he hit was Jordan's egg. Shawn Butler,
you ARE the father.
Ric took a bride! Of course he has an agenda. Have you figured it out yet?
ELQ stock. Nina is the pipeline to the shares that Franco holds. There's always
an angle with Ric. And when Madeleine shows up, you will get your answer. How
will Sonny relate to his new sister in law? Chances are good the Michael won't
be asking Aunt Nina to babysit.
Who is this woman? Is she Ava? Or someone else? We won't know for sure just
yet. But, that face will attract loads of attention. Think of the cops...and
Poor Lulu! She has her hands full. Her father is Public enemy #1. Her
little brother in law is "dead", and now she has to deal with her cousin having
a crush on her husband. Said cousin is getting a job throwing her right is the
path of Dante. I smell smoke....Will Julian leave the mob behind? He loves the
power. I can't see him just slinking away from it.
So much is happening and nobody who is watching is completely satisfied.
Know this, everything you are seeing is like a building block. You can't see the
final product. What you are seeing is a mystery to you. When all the pieces come
together it will make sense. Soaps are like a river. Moving, changing and never
the same from year to year. You may get your wish for a favorite couple to
unite, or reunite, but they won't necessarily be a couple in six months. You may
hate it. You may vow to quit watching. Then..something electrifying happens! And
they reel you back in. True fans don't pin their whole reason for watching on
one person or one couple. True fans see the potential for growth. And that's
what keeps us watching. Till next time.....
Anna! She did it..she shot Carlos in cold blood. Shocked as I was, I was
cheering. He was so smarmy, taunting, and cocky that I would have done it
myself. Sloane will help her cover it up, of course. He likes her. Who
else wanted to smack Hayden upside the head. When she challenged Nik like she
did, I could just hear a gun cocking. Liz and Nik are safe for now, but soon
they will have to pay the piper. One thing did make me blink twice. Sam and Jake
don't have that spark. I don't think its because of the actors. I think too much
time has passed for them to pick up where they left off. I'm not even sure he
belongs with Liz, either. Time will tell. One thing is for sure. Monica needs to
know. It would be wonderful if Jason remembered who he is before Nik takes over
ELQ. Can you see the power play? It would be epic. Another thing is, how will
Sonny react to his best friend's resurrection? Carly will be overjoyed. Sam,
once she gets over the shock, will try reconcile this man with the man she
loved. But, is he? How will this affect Patrick and Emma?
Ava will be back very soon. The end of this week or the beginning of next.
Has her brush with death softened her? Not really likely. She has some issues,
like reclaiming her baby. How will she do this while avoiding a murder charge
and escaping? The bigger question is how will Julian get out of this hole he dug
for himself? He was so cocky and sleazy while speaking with Sonny that I
wanted Sonny to punch his lights out. And I find Julian kind of
sweet and handsome. I feel bad for Alexis, Sam and Lucas. Julian is headed to a
place that usually means death or prison. They've already done prison. I hope
they find a way to create some kind of uneasy coexistence with Sonny. I truly
enjoy William DeVry.
Now let's peek into the future... Valerie. She is going to apply at the
PCPD. We know what this means, right? She will be crossing paths with Dante all
day and now they have the job in common! Can Lulu deal with it? My guess
is no. Maxie may even feel a bit insecure over the perky and capable Ms.
Spencer. Picture it... Dante is in a tizzy over a case and Valerie offers her
feedback and a sympathetic ear...not conducive to a happy marriage. And I am
sure she will rush to offer comfort over Olivia and the baby. About Duke. Duke
was a wonderful character. Many years and many scenarios molded him into a sexy,
enigmatic and awesome man. His romance with Anna spanned so many years and so
many obstacles that whenever they were together, we knew something was
going to part them. He deserved a better sendoff than he got. My hope is that he
was drugged and spirited away to return at a later time. Thank you, Ian
Buchanan! It was always a pleasure.
OK.. I admit it. I am really disappointed in Liz. I can see her motives,
but she should realize that lying to someone to get what you want is a Ric move.
This is going to blow up in her face big time. She is going to regret it as the
guilt eats her alive. Anna was in such denial about Duke and his involvement
with the botched hit was painful to watch. Its so obvious that Sloane is in love
with her and wants her happy. Now that Carlos the inept has killed Duke, Anna
can divert those emotions into dismantling the mob. Taking down Julian Jerome is
going to be more important to her than taking down Faison ever was. Sloane has a
huge hard on to break the Jerome's and their organization. Julian had better
watch out. His right hand man, Carlos, won't be around anymore so he will need
someone to fill in. Jake will do nicely. Imagine when he remembers he is Jason.
Working for Sonny's enemy and the police won't go down well. Speaking of Jason,
its possible that he may keep quiet to Sam at first. He would put her happiness
and security above his own. He stayed out of Jakes life to keep him safe. He may
do the same for Danny. Besides, he is up to his neck in a police sting.
Is it just me or would anyone else like to see Maxie or Liz ask Obrecht for
advice? I think it would be a hoot! Leisl needs a friend. She grew on me.
Britta was not on long enough. She can handle Spencer much better than Nikolas
and the kid loves her. Instead he gets Hayden. Nina would be a better option. At
least Nina wants to be a mom. Speaking of Nina, she deserves much better than
Franco. He doesn't trust her and treats her like she has no brains. But... I
think they will get married. Why? Because crazy follows crazy. Another couple
that needs help? Try Alexis and Julian. She is law and order, he is crime and
chaos. Its all about to blow up. Watch kiddies..the debris field could be huge.
And what about the children? Sam.. Lucas..unnamed baby boy and Danny?
Patrick and Sam are a nice couple. They are a team and not in a "duck!
Those bullets are meant for us" kind of way. Danny and Emma are bonding too.
Emma has had so much loss in her young life, I wouldn't want her to lose another
mom. She lost Robin, Sabrina, baby Gabriel and Duke. Give the kid a win!
Sabrina brings out the gentler side of Michael. With her he is more human.
Sonny and Carly are going to make baby steps thanks to her. Morgan will feel
like he is invisible and that will push him into something spectacularly stupid.
Traditionally summer brings the younger cast forward. So look for TJ and Molly,
Valerie, Dante and Lulu, Nathan and Maxie as well as Spencer, Emma, Cam and
Josslyn to be more prominent.
There's a wedding coming. A surprise wedding. And the live shows will begin
with a shooting. Sweeps and live shows... Things to watch for? Actors using real
names instead of characters...flubbed lines...forgotten lines and cues...and
inappropriate laughter. Enjoy, kids! See you next week!
How was your week? Aside from the rainy season creeping in, mine was mostly
uneventful. Now that sweeps are here, some storylines will reach their climax
and new ones will begin. Ric and Liz, Maxie, Spinelli, Nathan and Ellie, Duke
and Anna, Dante and Lulu, Patrick and Sam..all of these couples will experience
changes. Judging from some of the leaks, there will be at least one wedding,
perhaps two! We know that a murder mystery was teased for May. If I had to
guess, I would say its Hayden. Since Dukes death will be kind of obvious..Think
about it... She will have lots of people who want her gone. The list will be
long, too. The suspect list; Ric, for obvious reasons, Jake, he was taken
advantage of by Hayden, costing him Liz....Liz for the same reasons, Nikolas
because she made threatening statements to him and he told her he would bury her
alive, then that pesky blackmail, Carly, because its well known they hated each
other, Pete the fake face Jake, because she and he were partners in crime, so to
speak. There may be more by the time she is found dead.