June 26. 2016
I will wait for everyone to pick up their jaws from the floor. Ok? Let's begin. Julian where did you go? Did you bring pictures back from the dark side? Our beloved Julexis has, at least for now, been decimated by selfishness and lies. When we look back at the wedding, this moment could never have been foreseen. Except...we all had suspicions that Julian wasn't quite as out of the mob as we had hoped, especially after Dixon seemed so familiar with him. He was all upright citizen to all until Ava found the bloody bed, then he came out of the closet, so to speak. He informed the "employees" that were under Ava's control that he was taking back the reins. That's not how it works. That's not how any of this works! A rudderless ship crashes on the rocks. Before Ava "took over", the Jerome family was supposedly without a leader. If that was really the case, the other families would have stepped in to claim the territory, possibly even sparking a war. It never happened because Julian was really at the helm. Julian killed Carlos to protect his secrets and freedom. Now he has Alexis in the cross hairs. We get to witness his conflict courtesy of Carlos the Conscience. In all honesty, Julian is a weak cowardly man. He will never measure up to Victor Jerome and he knows it. That's why he can't play with the big kids.
Nikolas is on the run. Well, he wants to be on the run. Right now, he is in full stop. His crossing paths with Ava was not just bad luck, but also serendipity! We have seen some comedy, excitement, drama and silliness. The whole stolen statue business is silly and boring. The whole purpose was to show Sam and Jason where Nik went, and his alliance with Ava. Another thing that chapped my cheeks was Sam! She agreed to let Huxley have Ava. Like it or not, Ava is her aunt. Her father's sister! This little adventure has energized Sam, and not always to the good. Jason is trying to clear his name. He doesn't want to be on the run. He has his memories back, and chose to live a quiet life. He isn't comfortable with the drama and danger anymore. Sam, however, thrives on it. It's going to become an issue later, trust me.
A few Corinthos comments... Can someone get the tranquilizer darts? Carly might have to be taken down. She gets really worked up over Sabrina. This isn't the first time, either. She tried to separate them before they learned that Sabrina was pregnant. Why? Because she sees something in Michael's eyes when he talks about her and when he is with her. Carly just can't bear the idea of not being the only woman in her son's life. Is it because he was shot? In prison? Raped? She needs to let go and let him find his own way.
Sonny better be careful, or he will be appointed the next police commissioner. He and Anna make a great pair. They are both smart and utilize each other's strengths. In many ways, Sonny is Anna's only ally.
Morgan is out and is saying all the right things. However, being mentally stable doesn't change his core personality. He is demanding and entitled. This will become more obvious as the summer heats up. I don't know if he loves Kiki, or she represents something to him. He zeros in on her with laser precision, and he wants to have her.
Michael is straddling two worlds. He is a Corinthos and a Quartermaine. As a Q, he has obligations and expectations to fulfill. He has to run ELQ and be a part of a dynastic family. As a Corinthos, he has a legacy of silence and violence. But there is love, lots of it, from both families. If only he could start his own, with Sabrina....
The Davis girls are MIA. Mom is in jail, her face splashed all over the news (owned by Julian) and she is charged with murder! That at least merits a visit, right? Molly could have asked Ric to help. Kristina could have gone to Sonny. But...nothing. hmmm....
Elizabeth and Franco are sweet together. They embody youthful crushes. But, Franco loves Nina and until that is dealt with, nothing can happen. Nina loves Franco and she needs to tell him how she feels.
Jordan is acting like a spoiled kid who needs to take cues from the grown-ups to do her job. Any new investigator knows to check out the evidence, because appearances can be deceiving. Aside from that, she is that girl in the bar bathroom. She tells everyone that she is gonna shut down that bitch who wants her man. Trouble is, she doesn't want him either. She needs to be wanted by men as a validation of her worth. Her day of reckoning is coming.
Hayden showed another side of herself with Finn. I liked her as a compassionate friend and lizard lover. When her mother drops the bomb about the connection to Liz, we will see both of these women fight the truth.
There are some dangling threads that will be dealt with later.. Raj will show up again. The mayor! She will be exposed and try to take Paul and Nik down with her.. Shawn.. the reason behind the dagger.. the pen that Carlos used to attack Dante.. and Curtis becoming a drug addict. This will be an action packed Summer!
Till next time....
June 19, 2016
Did you ever see something and just know that you were witnessing a pivotal moment? For me, that moment came when Julian took the dagger from the house. It was the end of Julexis. He killed Carlos with the same blade that killed Alexis's mother. For Alexis, that blade held a memory of her mother and her life and death
In a twisted way, it was sacred to her. Julian has now betrayed her trust, jeopardized her career, and threatened her life. There is no coming back from that. Julian doesn't get it. He thinks that if he says it, it's law. Alexis won't turn him in, despite being arrested herself. This doesn't mean that he is getting away with murder. Hell hath no fury.....
Nikolas is alive and well and traveling (reluctantly) with Ava Jerome. They are in a difficult situation, but it's all on Ava this time. It's a short term arc, but it will explain some things about Ava and her sense of entitlement. We will see just how far Ava is willing to go. Jason and Sam are trying very hard to locate the dark Prince. He actually will need rescuing from Huxley, and possibly Ava. Nikolas meant for Hayden to be caught for murder, with Jason as a backup. Oops...
Meanwhile, back at GH....
Finn is no killer. He is sick. And I think several people will rally around him to save his life. Hayden seems to have some chemistry with him. Let's see where it goes. Is she truly over Nik? Now, we can focus on the killer and his motives. His? Yes. I am putting Dr. Mayes on the short list of suspects. That makes him number...one.
And I think that Leisl will figure out Finn is innocent, too. We are going to see a concentration of people at the hospital. Liz will have more interaction with Hayden because Hayden likes Finn. The sisters can hate each other on Liz's turf as well as Hayden's. TJ will be there, Valerie and Dante and Lulu. Those two want their other baby...stay tuned. Shock coming.
Sam is going to find out soon that Mama has legal trouble. She will figure that it's because of Julian. Speaking of Sam, her assertion to Jason that she loves being on the run is going to bite her in the ass. Jason loves his sons. He really doesn't want this lifestyle anymore. She seems to have forgotten Danny, too. This won't be popular with Jasam fans, but I think that it is another pivotal moment.
Till next time....
May 15, 2016
June 12, 2016
Hello everyone! It's been a week of preparation for the stories of summer. Let's hit some moments, shall we?
Lucas upset because Griffin is a priest? Has Griffin ever judged Lucas? No. Stop whining, Lucas.
Maxie is angry at Nathan for lying? Umm..She helped Johnny skip town. She lied about having Lulu and Dante's baby. She promised Nathan she wouldn't look for Claudette. Pot? Meet Kettle.
Spencer and his assertion that Nik will never return to "this house" again. Someone pin this little lawyer down?
Sonny let Ava off again for messing with Morgan. I have to believe that her day is coming.
Paul agreeing to let Sabrina go without being charged was just his way of trying to gain Anna's trust. He is forever the algae in the gene pool of life.
Alexis is so close, that she can't see how much danger she is really facing. Julian is in self preservation mode. Think back, kids. He was going to kill Ava, with a gun, in the gallery. She was saved by Sonny's man, who sent her to the island. If he could kill his sister, his wife has the same value.
Nathan recovered from that skull fracture pretty quickly, didn't he? Griffin must be holding a grudge. He didn't give him any work restrictions.
Kristina! Listen up, girl. That boy is using you. He didn't run into you by accident. You always had bad instincts when it comes to your heart. No kiss? Trust me. He is just not that into YOU.
Jason is so James Bond. Sam was so worried and he's like "what ev's". And she's like "I'll go" and he's like "be the distraction". Sam looked properly somber. Dante looked properly suspicious. Jason got Info that they needed. He got it from Spencer! Spencer has a soft spot for Emma and he likes to give her gifts. Precious gifts. A Fabergé egg, a gold ring and now a diamond encrusted in clay. Every time, it ends badly. Poor Spencer. He is about to go three for three.
Jordan, we need to talk. You let jealousy take you over. No? Let's see... You couldn't stand it when Curtis started dating Valerie. You had to "warn her". A blind man could see through that. You see Andre talking to Anna and you go all alley cat. She isn't your friend anymore. You hang her out to dry as soon as you can. Now we see you turning Anna down for assistance with the Carlos Rivera case. You have to be the Queen. Look at poor Shawn. He is supposed to be your son's daddy. You don't even mention his name. You never talk about Thomas. You ignore your son. Your next victim doesn't even see what's coming. You are a viper, and I hope you choke on your own venom.
Spinelli is back to help Jason. Spinelli will help Maxie and Carly. Spinelli is a good guy. See Spinelli with Maxie. Don't get used to it. Spinelli loves Ellie.
Back to my confused and often convoluted ramblings...
Dante is having Sam tailed. Bwahaha!! She will lose that tail after she leads him down the rabbit hole. This isn't her first rodeo. Jason was coming up short until he overheard Spencer and Emma. Jason has had the Port Charles brain for a day or two. Liz and Sam made me proud. When Liz walked up to her, Sam's disclaimer began to spill out, "I don't know....", Elizabeth cut her off and said "tell Jason to be careful. Something is very wrong here". Sam nodded almost imperceptibly. An understanding passed between these two women.
Haychel's mom is an inquisitive thing, isn't she? "Is that Webber with one B or two? ". "How long have you been in Port Charles, dear?". You can almost smell her perfume, Eau de Past is Catching Up With Me...
Julian is emotionally abusing Alexis. The next step is physically abusing her. But he loves her? Not more than himself. It's a Jerome family trait. Watch. She will toe the line or be buried under it.
Michael is trying so hard to be Sabrina's hero that he can't or won't see that she is strong enough to face the consequences of her actions. Way to go, man! Women are not all in need of rescuing.
What is Nik hiding, besides a pocketful of diamonds? There have been clues dropping like flies. Nik loved Helena despite how she treated him. Helena loved Nikolas and would never hurt HIM. So, what's up with the poison in the tea? Why pull Elizabeth into your web? Why Laura? Nikolas would never do that. And this really over dramatic defense of Emily? What is that all about? Nikolas is a smart and savvy businessman who can squeeze cash out of a pebble. He took over ELQ, but then the profits started dropping quickly.
Helena cut him off? Not her favorite grandson. Besides that, she truly loves Spencer. The painting was an indictment and a warning. Some big reveal is coming. Bank on it.
Till next time.....
Wow! The action is nearly non stop. I want to talk about Julian. First, we know for certain that he killed the kid in the garage and happily killed Carlos. It was bad enough that he stabbed him, because it's such a personal type of murder, but he used the very dagger that killed Alexis's mother as she watched. When the usually strong and independent Alexis confronted him, he beat her down emotionally, in a classic abusive scenario. When he threw the handkerchief into the fire as Sonny showed up, I wanted her to tell him she was afraid and needed help. However, she hadn't reached that point yet. Sonny could read her emotions and probably her fear as well, and being the man he is, he had to appear as the stronger opponent. He knew from Alexis's eyes that something was being burned in that out of season fire. When he picked up the poker, I knew he would make a point with it. By breaking the glass and raising his voice, he amped up the tension in the room. It was wonderful to see him whack Julian in the back of the legs, and when he pulled Alexis close, I hoped he was going to rescue her. But then I saw what Sonny saw. A woman torn between loyalty to her husband or her principals. Sonny could see she wasn't ready. He is the smarter opponent. Alexis needed Sonny to push her away so she could save herself. Alexis would never have been able to hold her head up if she walked out with Sonny. She needs to come to terms with her mistake in trusting Julian. That's why she hid the shirt and that is why her eyes are opened.
Jason has recovered his memories and they are coming in more and more. I like how they are showing him explaining each one instead of showing them. This way we can see how important these memories are to him. He may be able to see them in his head, but how is that sharing them? No, he has to verbalize what is there. We don't need to see another dance in the rain. I find it much more satisfying for him to tell Sam how he feels about his memories instead of some faked scenes. When he called Monica "mom", it meant so much more in terms of heartwarming love. His talk with Sonny was an eye opener. Jason will always be there for Sonny, but never again will he place himself in danger. He realized all he lost when Faison shot him on the pier. I don't know where his future lies, but it isn't in the mob. Sam sees the damage a mob life can create. She saw it with Jason and Sonny, and now with Julian. She lost a husband, and soon, her father. Julexis is doomed. But, the Jerome family is really black-hearted. They can't help but to destroy and damage. The exception is the offspring. They just get to deal with the fallout. And there WILL be fallout.
Paul should fear Sabrina returning. Why? Because she had a front row seat to the crime spree. Did I mention Julian? Lookout, Sabrina! Your choice to run with Carlos put a huge bullseye on your back. You know secrets that are dangerous.
Nikolas has crossed the line, again. He sold one of the stolen diamonds from Raymond Berlin. Between that, the shooting, fraud and that pesky little tax issue, life doesn't look pleasant. Things with Nikolas don't add up. Nobody goes through a personality shift that drastic for no reason. Money? No..our Prince always had his personal fortune aside from the Cassadine coffers. The clinic drained the money? Bitch, please! If so, where did Helena get the money to fund her medical research, her goon squad and her island? Loyalty has a price. Who is this guy and why is he wearing Nikolas?
Some things are getting old and need to end. This storyline is one of them, Hayden is another. Nobody gives two farts in church about her daddy. Another is Jordan's jealousy, Obrecht and her anger, and the custody over Avery. Haven't we been punished enough?
Let's get to Finn's back story, Griffin and his past with Nathan (make it fast, we're burning daylight), new love stories for Dillon, Kiki, Kristina, Morgan and Anna.
We are waiting for the "beyond the grave" manipulating from Helena with Lulu's embryo, Sam's curse, Laura's lost love (maybe the real Nik is at the end of her quest?), The dagger (besides the filet de Carlos), and the painting. I firmly hope that It leads to the truth about why Nik is so cranky.
A few notes; Jason, put aside your anger until you son is better. Franco really can help him.
I am willing to pay Julian to tie Ava to a northbound train.
Drop the charges against Anna. Who is going to testify?
Nina, run from Julian. He is going to use you. I want you to get strong and not need to be validated by anyone. And while we are at it, don't compromise. You shouldn't have to do it!
Till next time....
What a ride! Carlos is finally dead. Jason has his memories, and Julian showed us just how far he will go to protect himself.
Starting with Jason, the implication of his memories returning will become apparent very shortly. We all hope that his memories include his life as Jason Quartermaine as well as Jason Morgan. Let me throw in a little knowledge for some of the fans. I read many boards. Several are giddy for Jason to berate Liz for lying. Sorry to disappoint! Jason lived through it. It is not a lost memory. It has been dealt with! Back to our story... Carly is not going to be happy, because Jason isn't going to drop everything to rush to her side every time she whines. Jason is not going backwards. He wants a home and a life with his wife and son. He wants to coparent with Liz and be a good father to Jake. He remembers Monica. He wants his real family to be a part of his life. He is going to disappoint a lot of people. But he has his memories. He remembers Franco, too....
Now that he is back, and happy, look for his past to come back in a frightening way. Tables turned, he must ask Sonny for help. Meanwhile, Sam won't be able to get past the curse. She will blame Helena for the bad things coming. The question is, can she stop the tide of bad luck?
Now, Carlos! Paul is directly responsible for all that happened since he sent Carlos out of town. Giving him the pen and paper clip was a bigger mistake than he realized. Watch..the pen is probably a gift from Dillon or Tracy. There were many things that bothered me, the police never bothered to ask Carlos who stabbed him. That should have been the first thing! He could have said Julian, and then maybe he would have confessed all. Didn't Jordan ever hear of chain of custody? This will be an issue. Paul is the District Attorney. He is not a cop. He is a lawyer. He has no business interfering in a police investigation. Jordan should just tell him to go away until the investigation is over. Anna should have been kept out of Carlos's room, and Sonny too. Julian is not very bright, and he is a bungling idiot. Alexis will never see him the same way since he used the dagger. In a way, that dagger is very personal for her. The real reason she kept it? It's the last link to her mother in a twisted way. Julian is running out of friends quickly. He will turn to Nina to listen and defend him.
Next week there will be a murder. The body will be dumped on the rocks, near the water. This is tied to a certain crime family. Not Sonny's... It's a girl. And Anna will finally say goodbye to Duke. She can't move on until she does. We will meet Hayden's mother. Who brings her to town? Her daughter? Are they close? Or is she as loving as Madeline? The fun is just beginning....
Nik and Hayden are playing War of the Roses, but is Hayden in over her head? Yes, her father was a supreme game player and she is an expert con. But, Nikolas is a Cassadine. He learned from the best. After this, he can deal with his bequest, the painting.
Another challenge will be Dante and Lulu. After his near death experience, he and Lulu decide to look into having their embryo implanted......But.... is it theirs or is it Stavros's? Either way, Lulu is the mother.
Now, let's just ask the obvious question. It's 2:30am. You walk in on your husband in a new shirt... another woman comes out of the back room and says she got the stains out. The woman is in a nightie and silk robe. Hubby says they were wine stains. Seriously? You say ok and walk away? No..you wail on his cheating ass. I don't care if it was innocent. Screw that noise! Wine? Blankets? Half naked woman? Dead man walking!
Franco..your grand gesture is a naked ambush? Not romantic at all.
Sonny stopping his tirade and making the sign of the cross. "When a priest invokes the holy spirit, you make the sign of the cross. It's a thing".
Nik giving away all of Haychel's clothes..
Haychel selling Nik's possessions.
This is going to get really ugly, really fast.
One more thing..the pen. Very expensive. Who wants to bet that it came from Dillon? A nice Christmas or birthday gift. It's unique, like the dagger is one hell of a blade. Till next time!
Dear Jason, I don't usually tell characters what to do, but good grief! You need to be very careful. Every time you hit your head, you either lose or gain memories. You are getting your memories back. Go to Michael's Crafts and buy a bunch of cotton batting. Make a good pad for your skull. Add helmet. You're welcome.
Julian does not have Sonny's cunning. He doesn't have the skill that Paul has, either. He is going to lose everything. The Jerome's are not good strategists.
How much power can one man have? Ask Carlos. He is the one that everyone is jumping through hoops for.
Julian used to be a favorite of mine. I could understand him lying to protect Alexis, but lying so he could use her? No... that is not something you do to someone you love. If I were Alexis, I would bust out the super glue and introduce the little head to the little thigh,and make a bond. He deserves this and so much more. He doesn't even have the decency to warn Alexis so she can protect herself and her kids? Just by representing Carlos, they send the message that she is involved and therefore a target. Shame on him!
Nathan is not the type of guy to lie, so It's a bit disheartening to watch him keep the secrets about Claudette. Is Griffin the elusive Claudette? No. But could he be a sibling? This week he drops some type of secret bombshell on Sonny and Anna. Was he shot at the moment of Duke's death? Could he be carrying Duke's soul around? Or is he just going to tell them about Claudette?
Jason recovers his memories. All of them. This is going to knock him (and many others) for a loop. Will he go back to being Sonny's enforcer? Not so fast.. He has lived without that violence and he likes how his life is now. Others won't be happy about his decisions from here on out. Jason is a father now. He knows that working for Sonny can cut his life short. Where will that leave Danny and Jake? Sam, Elizabeth, Monica and Michael all need him. He knows the cost is too high. He lost several years of his life already. I think this is a story that is begging to be told.
Nina and Franco are another couple facing implosion. I don't think Franco is going to the dark side, but it will appear that way. Nobody will believe him, and he will talk to Heather (she of the sane and sound advice) about things. In the end, he will confide in Liz. No, not a romance.
Finn is an odd one, isn't he? He is an addict, but a functioning addict. He is an advocate for his patients, and his research is all about finding a cure for a disease that took a friend. Dr. Obrecht is out for blood right now, but if I had to guess, she may come on board. She is a mad scientist after all!
Lots more coming, so stay tuned. Till next time!