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