Sonny days –
Are they coming to an end?
going to jump right in with a thought that struck me in the middle of
one of my recent columns: “Have TPTB fallen out of love with Sonny
While we’re on the subject of Sonny and GH in general, I thought I’d share a bit of what the inimitable, incomparable Reign of Terror has to say to TPTB regarding the current state of affairs at GH. Consider these “Post-It Notes” if you will:
"Please remember that Sam has an injured hip and if in the next couple of days, she finds herself in peril again, not to swing them around while hanging from a bridge."
CC: Excellent point! I can’t say it enough,
people: C-O-N-T-I-N-U-I-T-Y!!!! It MATTERS!!! On a more positive
note, I have always believed in giving credit where credit is due… Sam
ROCKED her scenes with Diego. (The ones where she was fighting
back.) Way to survive, Sam! She did what even The Jason had a hard
time doing: Delivering a beat-down on the big, bad TMK. She put a
hurting on him that the big strong men seemed to have a hard time
with. Just goes to prove what I’ve known all along about her: Sam
does not NEED a man in her life in order to survive. Well done, Sam,
CC: I really have to wonder… What ARE they
If they are trying to engineer sympathy for this
character, then they really MUST do more than simply have her being
whumped on an almost daily basis. We need to see some genuine
character growth. Granted, she may be off to a good start with those
scenes last Friday – when she was essentially letting Lucky off the
hook for throwing her out on her lying, scheming arse and then not
believing her when she called him five minutes later with her story
about the TMK being after her. I just hope that this is GENUINE
growth and not some ploy on her part to spin Lucky back into her web.
If I’m doubtful, it’s because of past history AND the fact that she
was essentially giving Lucky an ultimatum when she asked him if he
could now believe every single word out of her mouth… Um… Did she
HONESTLY expect him to? With all that she’s done? Trust is
something that must be EARNED, Ms. McCall, it isn’t just handed to you
on a silver platter. Absolute trust is something that takes even more
time to EARN, which is as it should be.
CC: Better yet? Just end this storyline… NOW!
CC: AMEN and pass the salt!!! Carly WAS playing the worried sick, grieving mother for a couple of days there, but then WHAM! All of a sudden, she’s at the hospital, carping at Lizzeh about how Jason will never be happy if he can’t continue to be a hitman for her arsehole ex-hubby.
Sonny? Don’t even get me started on how ridiculous he has been
behaving throughout this whole Michael-is-missing-storyline!! Okay,
so, I already ranted about that; moving on…
CC: Okay, so I’m not moving on…
Seriously… For someone who so desperately wanted
children for SOOOOO long, and who claims to love them with everything
he is, he sure doesn’t seem to be focused on his missing eldest son.
As I said earlier, when your child is missing, you explore ALL
avenues, not just the ones you want to.
CC: Not that he’ll care all that much; except for the fact that it keeps Jason out of commission for a while and unable to look for Michael. I mean, how DARE Jason lose the use of his hands while saving two women from a psycho serial killer maniac who HE (himself) wanted dead for what he did to Letitia and Emily. How dare Jason get hurt and make it so Sonny has to run his own business for a change?! How dare he make Sonny take any responsibility (albeit by default) for his own business and his own children?! The nerve!
Oh yeah, and just WHY didn’t anyone tell Alexis about what happened to Sam and that she was back in the hospital? What the FRENCH TOAST was that all about?!
"A reminder to end this Ric/Marianna storyline quickly as to not lose anymore viewers than already necessary."
CC: I wonder if MariYAWNa from GH and AdriYAWNa from OLTL are really long-lost sisters? Cousins, maybe? They sure do raise the YAWN factor, at any rate. Don’t get me wrong, I love the new, softer, less pouty-angry-vindictive Ric – really I do, it shows some growth on his part and that is GREAT by me. I also love his “vision” for the waterfront property he got from Skye. You know? The one that’s about to be blown to smithereens, courtesy of Diego and his bombs-o-vengeance? Maybe they will let him rebuild it to suit his vision for the future.
"A reminder that the viewers aren't morons and have probably figured out by now who the tattoo guy is, and that he isn't fooling anyone with that voice he uses with Jerry."
Yeah, huh? I’ve always wondered how stupid TPTB think we really are.
Things like this tell us they don’t think too highly of our
They DO have chemistry, don’t they? The only thing that would really
bother me about that is that Jax and Sonny already have far too many
women in common as it is. Also, I like the softness Jax brings to
Carly – and how he is able to call her on her crap and insecurities
without making her feel scared and insecure – you know… the way SONNY
made her feel all the time… Also, it means they’d likely send Carly
right back to Sonny and THAT? I could not abide!
CC: Good gracious but that was awful, wasn’t it? I wonder who LW and SBu ticked off in hairstyling to warrant those gawdawful poofy do’s!!!
wonder if Sonya Eddy adlibbed that line about using Carly’s hair as a
mop! It wouldn’t have been nearly as funny (or apropos) if her hair
weren’t as poofy as it was!
CC: Grrrrrrrr!!!! I am beyond livid with this Nik-wanting-to-die-rather-than-live-for-his-son crock of kimchee!!!! It is beyond ridiculous, beyond despicable that Nik would CHOOSE to die and leave his son parentless all because he loves Emily too much to live without her! Yeah, I get that he’s not all there upstairs, but come ON!!! This man - who was so livid not so long ago - about being robbed of the first couple of months with his son, sure couldn’t care less about that son now. Hell, he may as well have left Spencer with Jax and Carly. It also doesn’t speak well of the love he’s supposed to have for his sister, brother, Grandmother or Aunt. Yep, Nik’s being written as a true Prince alright… I know *I’m* swooning…
Well, that’s all I have for today, my lovelies. I’ll be back again soon with a few more soapy thoughts. In the meantime, have a couple or three drinks on me!