GH Wishes You an Allegedly Happy New Year
This promo is actually pretty good. (I mean, if you don't really watch the show and know what's actually going on with most of those couples.) It also shows that someone, somewhere at ABC Daytime knows what soaps are all about, because notice there's not a mob plot or shooting montage to be found in the entire minute.
Now, about that last bit at the end. This is the first chance we've had to discuss this development. I...just...why? Could someone please explain to Bob Guza -- remembering to speak slowly and use small words -- that there is a very simple way to continue writing for characters you like. And that is, to sum up: STOP BRUTALLY MURDERING THEM. Emily could have gotten a kicky haircut and splurged on a truckload of eye makeup upon her return in the new year from some volunteer effort in Africa (with Georgie). We would have been spared her strangling (or maybe the whole Black and White Ball disaster altogether) and those disturbing few Weekend at Bernie's-esque days with people hanging out with her corpse, not to mention her return as a really happy tumor. But noooo. Now we have Natalia back as some other character that, due to her possession of breasts and ovaries, this writing team will inevitably either ignore or subject to disturbing levels of mistreatment and violence. Or can we just skip ahead to the part where NewNotEmily gets murdered? Because that would save me a lot of time and stress. And vodka.