Guys…I am so sorry for the unexpected absence. Last week Karina’s birthday week ended with a surprise birthday week that required Hubby and I to go on several undercover, life-risking, special operations. (Every time I experienced exasperation, I pretended we were Jason and Sam) In the end, she was thoroughly and ecstatically surprised, and surrounded by both sides of her family, and tons of love and laughter. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
And right before I could take a deep breath, our church kicked off its annual VBS, and guess who’s THE COORDINATOR? Yeah, I know, I’m nuts. But you know folks, God has been too good to me for me to not give back just a little. So I ask you to keep being patient with me. I promise to get on whenever possible – hence the 3 a.m. post.
Ah, isn’t it nice when writers can remember a MILESTONE as simple, yet simply epic as Dominoes and Tequila…though I’ll admit I didn’t see the tequila. I have to hand it to our GH Writers…that was a huge concession to us diehards, especially when they’ve been a little on the cheap side lately! I was so happy when I saw that Tequila bottle hit the table! You see, I believe that when writers can recall the history a couple has – down to the date, it shows investment, and investment shows commitment…and hopefully commitment will show increased air time for our favorite couple! Those are the STEPPING STONES to Supercouple Nirvana.
Also making their way from stepping stone to stepping stone are Brook Lynn and Grammy Tracy. I don’t know about you, but I have been waiting for that little reunion since Brook’s return to PC. Tracy is about as warm and sappy as a possum getting kicked out its tree, so watching her play concerned grandma is a unique experience. Though her words were cleverly disguised as jabs and thinly veiled threats, make no mistake. Tracy is concerned about her granddaughter. Something has brought Brook back to Port Charles, and since it isn’t love, family, or even love for the family money, naturally Tracy is suspicious. I loved that Tracy offered Brook acceptance and understanding in her own way. (“Whatever you’re about to do, I’ve done worse.) And Tracy also reminded Brook that she’s a Quartermaine. (“You’re a Quartermaine which means you have a proclivity to larceny.”) So she may not be baking brownies, or planning shopping expeditions for her and her grandbaby, but Tracy is being a grandma the best way she knows how. If Brook is really in need of some unconditional love, she should think about adopting a shelter dog.
Speaking of grandmothers, Helena, who makes Tracy look like Tweety Bird’s Granny, stopped by GH for a visit. Within seconds, Grandmother Helena managed to incite the nurse formerly known as Saint Liz to take to THROWING STONES. Liz, who had moments before been smiling serenely and even chuckling in Nikolas’ presence, switched on the snark and warned old Granny, “If you think I’m a bitch now, try messing with my child.” (If my eyes could roll any further back, they’d do a 360!) I’m with Helena on this one – Liz, I wouldn’t be so overconfident. It doesn’t take much for you to scurry into a corner and cry.
Kristina proved today that STICKS, STONES, and BROKEN BONES can hurt for a very long time. It seems (at least on the surface) that Kristina has come down off her high horse – for the time being at least. She apologized to Alexis, and even promised to stick to the rules imposed by her parents, whether she likes them or not. However, in case we were tempted to believe that her trauma is behind her, Kristina’s study date with the boy named Taylor, told us it’s far from behind her. Taylor’s reaching for a book and turning towards her gave Kristina a terrifying flashback of being backslapped by Kiefer. I am so glad the writers didn’t abandon the traumatic aspects of this story. Kristina’s acting out and melodrama were symptoms, but what we saw today is the problem. Kristina was abused, physically and emotionally, for months. That just doesn’t go away overnight. Hopefully we’ll be able to see just how many STEPPING STONES Kristina will need to take to get towards a good place.
Jax and Carly seem to forget way too often that love is the CORNERSTONE of their relationship. Anger, pride, resentments, and pointing fingers have been chipping away at their relationship for months, but they still have love! And that’s more than lots of people have. Too bad their games and schemes seem to overshadow all the good that’s left. The scare over Josslyn brought them *this close* to connecting in a way they hadn’t in quite some time, then Skye walked up and blew it! I hate when that happens! Hopefully, these to can find a way to stop playing games with their family’s future…before they both end up losing.
Dante and Jason may have no STONE LEFT UNTURNED, but they did forget just how slithery Franco is. While The Odd Couple is at Jake’s waiting to watch a mystery performance, our beloved Sam’s romantic plans, which included patented JaSam Magic (tequila and Chinese), are interrupted AGAIN by none other than the snake himself – Franco. I have to tell you guys, I could kill Franco myself for AGAIN interrupting what should be a night of BLISS for Jason and Sam. Man! Who does a fan have to sleep with (fictionally, of course) in order to get Jason and Sam some alone time? Of course, I cannot wait to see how this plays out – and I just pray that it gets us some really good stuff to make up for all of the derailments our JaSam Road To Happiness have had along the way.
Well friends, the only other STONES I can think of are GALL STONES, and I wish them on Lulu every time I see her smug face. What the hell was she doing at Jason’s again? Who asked for her advice? And how dare she show up at the home of the man she thinks so little of? Ugh! And just when I thought it was the lesser of two evils since I didn’t have to watch her sucking face with Dante – she and Dante find each other at Jake’s. I’d need a shot of whiskey just to be able to bear it!
GHers, Franco’s monkey has me stumped. I can’t figure it out. I’ve gotta give it to the writing team, they sure can spin a mystery. Any guesses?
I’m off to bed…hopefully all of this thinking and typing will leave me tired enough that I’ll sleep LIKE A ROCK!
“THIS DAY IN JASAM HISTORY”
2004: http://bit.ly/9Dsh9K Loved these scenes! May have been one of their first scenes to make me EEEEEEEEEEE!
2005: http://bit.ly/a22K7G Here they are! The famous Dominoes and Tequila scenes! 5 years ago…wow! 😉 That’s History, folks!
2009: http://bit.ly/d6IjeZ And folks, these were the scenes that made us all EEEEEEEEEE after waiting so long! *sigh*
July 13 is a MILESTONE DAY in more way than one! Mark your calendars! 😉
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