In case you didn't see the promo that told the entire story in 60 seconds or read any of the many media interviews about this groundbreaking bit of television, I feel it is my duty as a soap blogger to bring you a recap of Friday's show.
This episode was promoted as something epic, and there were some very good performances (not so fast, Maurice Benard). But the writing. Man. A Xerox machine churns out more original work. Clink-Boom may have been nearly 15 years ago, but most of us still remember it. Duplicating it with slightly different dialogue and occasionally different characters several times a year isn't fooling anyone. Except Emmy voters.Side note: Mallory already told you about Bob Guza's description in Soap Opera Digest of Sonny shooting Dominante and then finding out the guy is actually his son as "the penultimate, the cosmic guffaw." I would just like to go on record as stating that while attempted murders are indeed hilarious, I'm thrilled to hear that this is Guza's second-to-last one. (Reminder: This man is paid many dollars to write things in the English language. REAL AMERICAN DOLLARS. Yes, they are worth less now than they used to be, but do they have absolutely no value?)
On with the show.
Michael and Morgan are talking about Josslyn's christening. "It's like a free pass to heaven, basically," Morgan says. I don't think that's how it works, but I have not voluntarily been to church since 1984, so ignore me. Carly interrupts in a silver dress that is really not the best choice for Laura Wright's coloring (which is fab) or figure (ditto).
Carly and Michael talk about how Michael saved Josslyn. Fortunately, before we have to live through yet another recitation of Michael's self-defense ax-handle homicide, Jax comes in with Morgan and has Josslyn in one of those weird straw-material baby carriers that I've only ever seen for dolls and TV infants. The doorbell rings and it's Lady Jane. Adorbs.
Jax beams at his mom, and I must mention that Ingo's hair is looking great lately.
At Kelly's, Lulu is trying to persuade Lucky to attend Josslyn's christening with her (she's the godmother), but Lucky doesn't want to go and doesn't understand why Lulu is giving him the hard sell. "I just have a bad feeling," she explains. Dun dun duuuuuun.