I Am So Not Used To This Feeling
Brace yourselves, people, because what I am about to say is going to shock you. Like, the for real kind of shocking you, not the "Soap character overhears the last bit of a sentence they weren't supposed to and thinks they know what's going on and the people talking are shocked and horrified but it turns out that the soap character was grossly mistaken" kind of shocking that passes for a cliffhanger on most soaps. Because something on General Hospital was good today. I know! And you're not going to guess what it was.
Jason and Liz's scene on today's episode was, by far, the best scene to air on this show in weeks and, while that is damning with faint praise, I am being completely sincere. It was de -- wait for it -- lightful. Delightful.
I know! It shocked the hell out of me, too. I haven't enjoyed this pairing since back when Tyler Christopher was still Tyler Baker, and I do not like Jason and probably won't for the foreseeable future. But I do not have a heart of stone, people, and it was genuinely sweet to see Jason invite Liz to Italy, considering that the idea of going to Italy together has been such a huge part of their relationship, dating back to, like...what, 2000 or so? Very cute. And I'm more than a little shocked that the writers went back into GH history without the direct intention to ruin it.
Becky Herbst was, as per usual, criminally gorgeous
It's COMPLETELY unfair that one human being is so flawless.
Steve Burton was completely endearing in this scene, by the way, which proves that he IS capable of bringing it when he wants to, which makes it all the more irritating that he only wants to, like, half a dozen times a year.
The rest of the show, however, blows.
Words fail me.
No, seriously. I don't even know what to say. I just...I have resigned myself, you know, to the fact that Spinelli is going to be a major part of the show. That's just the way it is and by resisting it, I am only causing myself more grief. But days like today actually make me twitchy. Twitchy with LOATHING.
I have perhaps not been giving Jason enough credit as a human being because that man carries a gun with him at all times and has not hauled off and pistol whipped Spinelli.
I love how, with both Kate and now Olivia, the writers have had to resort to telling us how awesome Sonny was 30 years ago when he was still in high school, because god knows we haven't seen any of that in decades.
And I also love how we have to hear about Sonny's dimples every time a woman talks about him. Because, first of all, this isn't radio, we can see that he has dimples, and also, are we supposed to be like "True, he's violent and incapable of being faithful to his partners but OMGDIMPLES"?
Olivia: Well, actually, I hadn't seen him in almost 25 years either. God, it's just -- it's crazy. He used to make my knees weak, and he's only gotten better looking [!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!--Ed.]. He's got these dimples. He's a pretty serious type of guy, but -- but when he smiles it's like -- that was a long time ago.
On the subject of Olivia, I am torn.
On the one hand, I almost instantly disliked her and wish they would utilize some of the other characters they have rather than hiring someone new to be in Sonny's orbit.
But on the other hand her arrival will, at the very least, give Kate something to talk about besides the myriad ways in which her wedding is cursed. Right? So there's that.
(Also, GH writers? What you're doing with the superstitions and jinxes and omens for the wedding is not foreshadowing it. It's "We think the entire audience is way too stupid to understand anything like hints so we're just going to map it out for them using small words". It's the bad kind of way to go about things. Just an FYI)
In case any of you have family members in a mental health facility who you want to go visit, but aren't sure what to say to them once you're there, I want you to know that it's completely normal to go visit them and totally ignore the fact that they are, you know, committed to a mental health facility and proceed to use your entire visit to talk about yourself.
So that's helpful. At least there won't be any awkward silences, since you'll spend the entire visit yammering about your sordid love life without taking a breath.
Effing Carly. Who does that? She's a monster.
But maybe this was karma's way of getting back at Lulu for being such a snot to Nikolas earlier.
Lulu: In other words, get better for myself. I heard you the first ten million times you told me, and you should feel better because Lainey reinforces it every single time we have a therapy session.
She is just vile sometimes. Ohmigod! Your brother! Caring about you and your health and the fact that you are borderline codependent on the son of a mob boss who seems to barely tolerate you when you're onscreen together! He's so mean!
So, um, yeah, Jason and Liz were number one with a bullet. Which is even more damning with faint praise than I had previously thought....
Screencaps courtesy of LaurieLuvsLiason.