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March 16, 2023 at 2:43 pm #1205354573
Esme is the latest PC criminal who gets off the hook due to amnesia ): Oh brother! ): Her reaction to getting a letter from Heather (how is Heather being allowed to write and send this letter?) was a bit overboard, and I was very disappointed we weren’t told what the letter said (maybe tomorrow?). The visit with Trina was good but it was used to once again protect the actress rather than for good storylines (this is my major issue with daytime these days).
Glad that the problem for Liesl isn’t too serious but why wouldn’t they say how long the delay would need to be? I assume Willow will get gravely ill and there will be a huge vigil while an eleventh hour hail Mary save is tried…
It’s interesting that Gregory’s symptoms are Parkinson’s disease… he wouldn’t talk it over with his Doctor son? Only on soaps! (;
Cynthia Watros was fantastic today!!!!!ReplyCopy URLMarch 20, 2023 at 9:48 am #1205357883
This show has taken kind of a lot of leaps with a few things. As numerous people online pointed out, Trina mentions that Esme drugged her, but this is the first we’re hearing of Trina knowing that. Spencer had figured it out, but we never got to see Trina learn or figure this out. Also, I’m not sure why Robert and Diane were talking about Esme’s case as if the DA’s office has all this evidence against her or a strong case to be made. What evidence to they have now that she was behind the revenge porn that they didn’t have before? A sworn statement from a dead criminal linking her to the phone? That also seems like all that have to tie her to Oz being drugged in the first place. We should probably be glad they’re writing this as temporarily dropping the charges with the hope of picking them up later rather than just having them dismissed altogether. That said, I wonder where things are going with Esme now. Will it just be her and Spencer fighting for custody of the baby? I am assuming she’ll have to get her memory back sooner or later.
Now that we have to wait for Liesl’s anticoagulants to work their way out of her system, I guess Michael and his corpse bride will be headed to the altar before the bone marrow donation happens? I am again frustrated that no one is mentioning that Liesl and everyone could have been prepared for this and she could have stopped taking her medication much sooner if Carly hadn’t hidden the truth about Nina being Willow’s mother. No one is even saying this out loud, which is so frustrating, especially when Liesl is walking around blaming Elizabeth for Britt’s death.
It was great to see Phyllis and for Nina to have someone to talk to. Sonny almost being shot and increasing his security feels like a legitimate reason to worry about his safely, so it seemed silly that Sonny responded to her questions by saying he thought she didn’t want to know about the business. She’s not Carly, who is going to him and wanting actual information on who might be after him and so on. Friday’s episode was a good reminder of why Carly would be on so much when she and Sonny weren’t together. She’d have her own storylines, but also was constantly doing to Sonny and Jason and demanding to know about all the mob stuff that was happening. Still I feel like this is the least obnoxious role for Carly to play on the show — as Sonny’s nosy and overbearing ex/baby mama who can’t help butting into his business and scowling about everything she hears. It wasn’t great, but much better than the scenes where she’s holding Amelia and fully ignoring Maxie’s questions while ostensibly helping plan the Nurses Ball. I found that insufferable.
I had written a whole response about the scenes the other day with Lucy, Anna and Valentin, but it got erased by the site, and I didn’t feel like typing it out again. Essentially, I assumed that all the bickering about the Nurses Ball was meant to let the audience know (and tell the audience to accept) that Lucy and Anna won’t be at the Nurses Ball this year, which is disappointing. It feels like poor planning (both from the writers and from Valentin and Anna) that Anna and Valentin have been playing dead for this long. Usually with a story like this, the hero(es) fake their deaths and then take decisive action to quickly take down or strike a debilitating blow to the villain, getting the ruse of their deaths over with before their loved ones are mourning them or the villain has time to figure out what happened. Here, they’ve decided to basically ignore most of the impacts that Anna and Valentin dying would actually have outside of this narrow scope of storyline and just drag things out for as long as they please.
I’m willing to wait and see if anything more happens here, but it also feels completely ridiculous that Spencer told Sonny that Joss broke up with Cam to get with Dex, and Sonny has no reaction to it whatsoever. A huge aspect of this story has been the need to Joss and Dex to hide their relationship from Sonny so that he wouldn’t hurt or kill Dex, and now it seems like it’s not a concern at all. Very strange.ReplyCopy URLMarch 21, 2023 at 5:31 am #1205358573
The daytime confidential synopsis was very funny for yesterday’s episode – pointing out how Carly keeps popping up in every storyline even when she isn’t needed at all – they clearly see her as THE star of the show (along with MB’s Sonny) but we don’t need her butting in to every single story.
Soap logic and real life logic have no connection whatsoever! (;
Yesterday’s episode was only so-so for me. I really hope they can come up with some stronger umbrella storylines that encompass more characters and find more interesting interactions moving forward!ReplyCopy URLMarch 21, 2023 at 9:58 am #1205358717
Haha, maybe I should read that synopsis and it would help me process my irritation about the scenes at the Bridge of Sighs in yesterday’s episode. Though I also have to laugh at myself — it was like a week ago that I was actually glad that Carly was involved with the Nurses Ball, as I thought that would give her something to do where she wouldn’t annoy me so much. What a fool I was! Not only did that somehow drag Willow, the wettest blanket ever, into the Nurses Ball stuff as well, but then Carly promptly shoves herself into the Sonny story and the Anna/Valentin story. But I have to blame both Lucy and the writers for what happened at the bridge. Her immature obsession with the Nurses Ball planning is too much for me to sympathize with, and again, you can’t expect these people to be playing dead for months and without something like this happening. That said, everyone in Port Charles thinks that Victor had Luke killed, and they all know he was responsible for the prisoner situation where Drew was held captive for two years and Jason ended up dead. But Drew and Carly have been going about their priorities of being a secret couple, trying to take over ELQ and making Nina miserable without any concern of making Victor face justice for his actions. Very hard to stomach them now insisting on knowing Valentin’s plans. I was genuinely hoping Valentin would just throw Carly into the river. THAT being said, it is truly unbelievable that Valentin, after yelling about Lucy being reckless and Anna making poor decisions, just goes out to a public place with no subterfuge whatsoever and gets himself spotted by one of the top three worst people he could have been spotted by.
But I did find the Joss/Dex scenes good, with their feelings on Sonny now complicating their already complicated dilemma (though Dex doesn’t even mention to Joss that Spencer told Sonny that Joss dumped Cam to get with Dex, which seems extremely relevant information to share). And Michael showing up at the end was interesting. I look forward to Joss’s reaction to that tomorrow. Also it was very satisfying watching Carly fume as Donna was so thrilled to see Nina. And LOL at Bobbie just rampantly trash talking Lucy about the Nurses Ball stuff.ReplyCopy URLMarch 23, 2023 at 7:23 am #1205360911
I am find I don’t have much to say about the latest episodes. These storylines aren’t all that scintillating for me.
I suspect they will have Willow get very sick and be on death’s door and Liesl won’t quite be ready to do the transplant…
As for Victor’s plan I think the writers have made a mistake in not revealing it to us the audience – it’s hard to invest in this story when we are kept in the dark about so much of it. I am hoping that Tracy will be the one who brings down Victor, I am looking forward to her extended visit. (I have also had this idea that Tony Geary would do a surprise guest appearance or stint as part of the 60th anniversary – probably not but it keeps on showing up in my mind’s eye).
I am tired of Chase and Brooklynn. I just want Chase to return to the police force where he belongs!
I am hoping the writers can come up with some new and exciting “umbrella” storylines for the rest of this year and please wrap up these stories on right now much more quickly!ReplyCopy URLMarch 23, 2023 at 10:12 am #1205361207
The show feels like it’s sort of treading water until the 60th anniversary stuff happens and then maybe some bigger developments come out of that. Almost every storyline and even relationship has been put into a holding pattern for one reason or another.
I fully agree about Chase and Brook Lynn. Why is it so hard to go a full episode without one or both of them acting like 12-year-olds? His reaction to her telling him about the deal she made with Linc was really overblown, especially considering that her telling that instead of just pushing a reunion felt like good growth from her. And while it was nice of Willow to try to help them reconnect, the Chase/Willow scenes just reminded me that the show broke up a couple I liked to put Willow with Michael, a black hole of a pairing that makes me dislike almost anyone who gets sucked into it, including (sorry, I’m a monster) Wiley.
Also, I think it’s generous to assume that the writers know what Victor’s plan is. My guess is they’ve told us all there is to tell so far.
The show has created a real mess with Joss and Dex. They spent so much time saying that Michael couldn’t find out and Sonny couldn’t find out. But now Michael has found out, and all he ultimately did was emphasize that Joss and Dex can’t be seen being a couple together, which they supposedly already knew. It is also just wild how Sonny did and said nothing when Spencer said that Joss dumped Cam to get with Dex — I actually rewatched the scenes the other night because I was started to think I imagined it — but I’m guessing they will have Sonny say that Spencer is just speculating and then have Dex and/or Joss deny it. Where I’d like to see this story go is for Dex to actually get some evidence against Sonny and give it to Michael, who hands it over to the authorities and does get Sonny arrested. But the evidence isn’t strong enough to convict Sonny, so he doesn’t go to prison. Meanwhile, Michael is in legal trouble for the illegal scheme he perpetrated to get the evidence. Why Sonny’s arrest and legal proceedings are playing out, hard lines form among Sonny’s family and acquaintances. Michael, Joss and Dex are obviously pushing for him to be convicted, and Carly has to side with them (as would Drew). Willow won’t publicly go against Michael, but secretly she supports Sonny and is disgusted by what Michael did. Nina of course would be Team Sonny, as would Ava, who doesn’t want Avery’s father in prison. Olivia would be horrified that Michael betrayed his own father this way, and it would cause a rift in her ridiculous friendship with Carly. But the Quartermaines would be happy to see Sonny go down, so it would essentially be Olivia (and eventually Willow) versus the rest of the family. Dante would be furious that Michael put him in this position. Diane would have to drop Michael as a client altogether and focus on Sonny’s defense. Alexis would try to stay out of it and tell Kristina to do the same, but Kristina would be more furious than anyone. She’d pretend to understand why Michael felt he had to do it, while secretly manipulating Molly and working back channels to keep Sonny from getting convicted and plotting revenge on Michael, Dex, and Joss for targeting her dad. It could all be a lot of fun!ReplyCopy URLMarch 23, 2023 at 12:20 pm #1205361431
Not that I care all that much but hey GH: Alexis learns what illness Gregory has and we don’t get to know? Oh brother! Gregory imo is not an interesting character and has managed to make Alexis dull!
Looking forward to the tribute episode for Sonya Eddy but I have mixed feelings about it – I like the idea of Epiphany simply leaving to become a doctor and maybe that is what they will do but it is more likely she will die offscreen….ReplyCopy URL
Sean PhillipsJoined:Apr 4th, 2017Topics:Posts:March 23, 2023 at 2:45 pm #1205361663
I think as beloved as Eddy was we need that to mourn her. Simply writing off the character would be unfair to her memory and to the audience who genuinely loved her.ReplyCopy URLMarch 24, 2023 at 5:18 am #1205362197
I think as beloved as Eddy was we need that to mourn her. Simply writing off the character would be unfair to her memory and to the audience who genuinely loved her.
They could do a tribute to Sonya Eddy without killing off the character of Epiphany allowing her for her character to have a happy ending. They could break the fourth wall and do a “memory lane” of our colleague type of episode. But I do think they will kill off Epiphany. Like I said my feelings are mixed about this.ReplyCopy URLMarch 24, 2023 at 10:37 am #1205362444
I like the idea of a happy ending for Epiphany, but I do think it would just be impossible to really get the mourning and catharsis for Sonya Eddy without the character of Epiphany feeling permanently lost to those who loved her on the canvas.
Did Gregory tell Alexis what illness he has? I thought he just said that he was sick and stopped short of saying anything more other than the repeated admonishments that she should mind her own business. These two are definitely boring, though I wouldn’t put that on Gregory. I’m afraid Alexis has been boring since the last time she got sober. The show having her lose her law license was such a shortsighted move. Gregory is also boring, which, as with Alexis, I would say is purely a writing issue. Listening to Gregory Harrison on the SOD podcast and having seen him in a couple of Christmas movies, I find him to be charismatic and charming as a presence. I suppose the “let’s argue journalistic ethics!” dynamic may have felt refreshing and mature to some, but it hasn’t done much for me.
Spencer and Trina are just so cute. I love that we’re now in an era where they are talking regularly and being adorable with one another.ReplyCopy URLMarch 24, 2023 at 10:53 am #1205362471
I thought he (Gregory) told her (Alexis) what his illness was but we didn’t get to hear what he said. He was about to tell her and the next thing we saw was her astonished face at what he had said… here’s hoping we learn what it is soon…ReplyCopy URLMarch 24, 2023 at 12:08 pm #1205362624
Cameron showing up at the door as Esme was about to leave was a surprise.
Is Selina duplicitous? I was hoping she might let Sonny know about Gladys’s gambling… it was nice getting a long break from all that much of the mob stuff but it seems to be coming back to the fore of the show.
I will miss William Lipton as Cameron – perhaps he will come back for short visits?ReplyCopy URLMarch 27, 2023 at 10:03 am #1205365617
Selina always kind of cracks me up in these scenes. She’s saying the right words, but her attitude is usually kind of glib, especially when Sonny is trying to get information on something. I think Sonny would likely see it as something of an affront that Selina allowed Gladys to run up those poker debts in the first place, and he certainly would be mad to know that Gladys gave her that garage to cover said debts. More and more, it feels like Selina is giving the appearance of being deferential to Sonny while amassing enough power to challenge him directly. It wouldn’t surprise me if she were the one behind the attempt on Sonny’s life, but a war between Sonny and Selina (the head of the only other one of the five families that remains), would eventually make one of them (Sonny very likely) the only head of the five families left standing and in control of so much territory it would seem absurd.
I’m interested to hear what Cam has to say to Esme. Amnesiac Esme has more than expended her chances with me, by the way. We are still stuck calling this poor baby Ace, and she has just been so incredibly self-focused through all of this, never missing an opportunity to act like Spencer is a horrible person for mistrusting her with raising a baby, even though she consistently pays lip service to the idea that she was probably an awful person before she lost her memory.ReplyCopy URLMarch 27, 2023 at 10:57 am #1205365708
I would love it if they would just let Selina win, have Sonny opt out of the mob entirely, and to get back to the hospital as the main setting for a show that is called “General Hospital”. But I know that is not their thinking at all!
I really wish they would have the guts to show us that Esme is faking it! I get that they want her to remain on the show and need for her to get away with her crimes for awhile but it’s much more fun story-wise if she is faking it imo….
I hope we get to see Cam’s going away party.
March 29th is the tribute episode for Sonya Eddy. Tears will be cried. Even though she didn’t get a ton of screen time she made such a big impact, her best work imo was in the second season of General Hospital: Night Shift.
Today’s episode is about to begin! Hooray! (:ReplyCopy URLMarch 28, 2023 at 12:06 pm #1205367234
Cam says goodbye to Port Charles (sigh).
Victor pushing Eileen over the railing was frightening. I felt it was the end of her. Victor now has the upper hand of course. Charles Shaugnessy is so good at playing a villain but one that is not so over the top.
I thought the tribute to Sonya Eddy was tomorrow but I guess not – the scenes for tomorrow were other storylines. Maybe it will be on Thursday?ReplyCopy URLNot now
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