I couldn't even call this the Day's Dumbest Dialogue, because it's way more than just a day's dose of dumb. This whole storyline with Scott trying to get guardianship of the doll with a bad wig that we're supposed to pretend is Laura is about a decade's worth of stupid.
Tracy to Luke: When Scott Baldwin gets in front of that judge, he's going to paint you as an angry, violent, out-of-control man. . . . He's going to try to prove that you're a danger to Laura. . . . He's going to bring in witnesses, and old newspaper articles, and make public the fact that you raped Laura when she was a teenager. And this great love that you shared, the one that Lulu has been raised to idolize, will appear like a decades-long pattern of abuse.
Jane Elliot's delivery was amazing, and Tony Geary's reaction was really powerful, but I'm sure they would join me in asking: What the hell is going on here?! This makes no sense!
Why on earth would a court hear evidence about what a louse Luke is, when Nikolas is the one who is Laura's guardian? Luke and Laura are divorced (sob!), and he has no legal relationship to her whatsoever. Even if Nikolas didn't want or couldn't handle the responsibility of making Laura's decisions, she has two other children -- wouldn't they be more likely candidates for caring for her than Scott Baldwin? In what universe would a court even consider taking away guardianship, from a woman's son who has a history of doing nothing but supporting and taking care of her, and giving it to the guy she was married to when I still had my baby teeth?! Seriously, they split up more than a quarter century ago! The only time you should be dealing with the guy you married and divorced during the Carter Administration in a court of law is if you're getting a restraining order against him or you're opposing counsels in a wacky-but-heartwarming romantic comedy!
Let's set aside the fact that if we're to believe Scott really still loves Laura (Dominique who?), it makes no sense that he would do something that is so clearly contrary to her wishes. Even if I could get past that, this whole setup is just monumentally moronic. Do the writers not sit around and talk through ideas, so that someone has the opportunity to flag potential pitfalls? Or does Guza just get an idea while he's pitching darts at his Genie Francis dartboard or working on his Tony Soprano impression in the bathroom mirror, and voila! an idiotic tale is born?
I absolutely think there's a great soapy story to be told with Lulu
finding out about Luke raping Laura. Before I knew it was on the
horizon I said
I thought it would be an interesting plot. But why do they need to
twist things around this way to get there? It's ridiculously lazy.
Why couldn't they have Logan turn out to be Scotty's son, who falls for
Lulu, and just as things are going well for them Scott, in an attempt
to scuttle a romance between his kid and the daughter of his mortal
enemy, tells Lulu? Or Lucky (the detective/daily cheater of death)
could be investigating some horrible series of sexual assaults and the
stress of that investigation leads him to fall off the wagon and in a
stupor he tells Lulu about the rape. I mean, I'm an idiotic blogger
and I can sit here off the top of my head and give you a half-dozen
better ways to tell this story. Brainstorming is fun! The GH writers
should try it!
Also, on today's episode, did Lucky say they weren't asking Lulu to be Jake's godmother because she had an abortion last summer? I seriously hate this show. So much. Like, more than I hate terrorists, or high-waisted pants.