February 6, 2006
I am writing to you from frickin cold Kansas City. You may laugh,
but it was balmy in Virginia when I left. I am visiting my parents and
giddy as schoolgirl over their high speed internet (I have dial-up at
Speaking of schoolgirlish behavior, when I told my mom that Robert Scorpio
was back on GH, I could barely get the words out, I was just so aflutter.
More on that later.
After Zach was stabbed and bleeding, he reminded me of the old British
stiff upper lip joke - “Its nothing really! Just a flesh wound! Carry on!”
The good folks of Pine Valley are continually saying that Zach only cares
about himself. That scene, and a few others during the week, pretty much
tanked that theory. Zach is a control freak, but he’s not a self-absorbed
Jack is all about forgiveness. He was so touching as he urged Zach to
forgive Erica. It might have carried more weight if he was capable of
forgiveness himself. Also, a little proselytizing to Erica about social
graces such as “I’m sorry.” and “Thank you.” might have helped his case.
It really made me kind of sick when Kendall bent over backwards
apologizing to Erica for assuming that she stabbed Zach deliberately.
Zach’s Cambias nightmare was one of the best things I’ve seen on the show
in awhile. I really was on the edge of my seat, my eyes wide, chewing on
my fingernails. It was awesome.
Loved how Zach demanded to know where his flowers were when Kendall came
into his room. Unfortunately Kendall couldn’t appreciate his humor because
she was consumed with her thoughts. All of the potentially poignant
hospital scenes between Zach and Kendall were severely diminished by the
stupid blackout revelation.
I’m beyond annoyed by the blackout because it has been speculated about
for months, and it was executed poorly. Tripping over plugs? Empty
calendars with lightning bolts? At this point I just want it over with.
Ethan is a tool. Ryan is a bigger tool. Simone has a big mouth. The first
two I won’t waste anymore breath on. I feel sorry for Simone - she has no
idea how dysfunctional her relationship is. She tells Kendall that she
doesn’t hate Zach, but asks Kendall not to mention that tidbit to Ethan.
She doesn’t want to have to defend her stance, so she prefers to just not
say anything. Then she apologizes profusely and prostrates herself before
Ethan. She seems to forget that the plan she supposedly ruined was one she
hated in the first place. Remember Simone, urging Ethan to drop all the
revenge stuff against his father? Remember telling Ryan he should
just let it go? But what does she know, huh? Simone is just a bubblehead
female. I guess enough people told her that, so now she believes it.
I think I would have enjoyed Ryan and Di’s playacting if the purpose of
their charade weren’t nauseating. I am still in awe of how little Di seems
to care about what she’s doing. Tad even commented that she was really
enjoying her work. The funny part is that she was the third person to ask
Ryan if he really wanted to be opening this can of worms. Di, you handed
him the frickin can opener, what do you expect?
I’m a little bit surprised that Aidan didn’t know what Ockham’s Razor
meant. I was also a little bewildered when Lily assumed the simplest
explanation was that someone was dressing up in costumes to try and
gaslight Jonathan. Wouldn’t the simplest explanation be that he imagined
the whole thing? Whatever.
I kinda had to agree with Erin’s frustration over Lily not getting to the
punch line. She’s a regular Hercule Poirot with her grandstanding. Tad and
Aidan have apparently been watching CSI. They have the forensic skills
down. Except, Josh threw his cup in the same trash can into which Tad had
poured the contents of Erica’s cup (backwash and all). So Josh’s cup was
swimming in Erica’s DNA. Or maybe I’m
I thought the scenes between JR and Babe in the park, when she discovered
the loophole in the prenup, was well played. Babe made very good points
about why the prenup would prove to make her life hell, even before they
divorced. JR made very good points about why he would want such a prenup.
I guess the point is that they are both toxic, and now its back to the
Okay, I admit it. I liked Amanda on Friday. She took control over the
situation using sheer bravado. She refused to back down from everyone. She
put them in their places. She figured out Josh was the real culprit. She
reigned in her mother. Good job!
I can’t say what Tad and Joe were discussing because it is still a spoiler
at this point. I will say that I think Josh knows the whole truth, and
that is why he is scheming to decimate Erica.
Janet sure went quickly from adoring Jamie to hating his guts when she
realized he was playing her daughter. Jamie Lucifer Martin.
Another unexpected witty line from Dr. Madden. “The most talked about
pregnancy since the Madonna.” Truer words were never spoken. The metaphor
is spot on.
Skye is still the best looking woman on GH. She has always been incredibly
sexy. The white off the shoulder outfit - only she could pull off
something so sultry. I was also glad to finally see sex between a couple I
found interesting. But I have to complain about something - it was too
short. I still fondly recall when Skye and Jax had sex for the first time.
Oh, how long I waited for that - and the payoff was awesome. Most of the
episode was devoted to their romp. Le sigh.
I’m trying to figure out how the monkey got in Jason and Sam’s apartment.
Did he scale the building? Inspired from watching King Kong? My
daughter liked the monkey scenes. Tony Geary was a total crackup with him.
Poor Luke - how was he supposed to know he was bringing back a disease?
“No germ can live in this petri dish I call a liver.”
Oh my lord, Mac. That was one of the fakest punches in the history of fake
punches. But he made up for it with his words to Robert about raising the
girls. “Half the time I got it wrong and the other half I screwed it
up.” Wow. Of course, I have to cynically joke that he could just as easily
have been talking about taking over Robert’s role as police commissioner.
Robert, Robert. Still soooo Robert. *stares dreamily off into space* Did I
mention he was my first soap love?
Thanks for reading. Cheers!
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