Shocke and Awe
Sometimes, when I am completely exhausted, I will think that I saw or heard something completely out of the realm of possibility and even knowing that there is no way I saw or heard what I think I saw or heard, it still takes me a while to realize that I had some sort of sleep-deprived hallucination. I once thought I heard "Everyday I Write The Book", but with an interlude in another language...but the song I was listening to wasn't "Everyday I Write The Book" at all. And then there was the time that I "saw Marcia Cross" looking at Post-It notes at Staples, but it wasn't Marcia Cross at all. It was an easily spooked redhead who hurried away when she saw me looking at her quizzically.
Needless to say, when the end of today's General Hospital came and I found my very, very tired self looking forward to Monday, I seriously wrote it off as a figment of my exhausted mind, because how often does this show make you gasp with delight and wish that the next episode would hurry up and get here?
Lucky: You're so amazing. You're always looking out for me, you know. Helping me hold on to my dreams, like building a house in the country or spending the rest of my life with you. But as it turns out, the truth has set us all free.
Elizabeth: Lucky, you're drunk. You're not making a whole lot of sense. You need help.
Lucky: I already told you, you have helped me. You shocked me out of my dream world, my adolescent fantasies. You finally made me see reality. You don't love me, Elizabeth. Otherwise you wouldn't be screwing my brother behind my back.
WHAT?! THAT IS AMAZING! EXCLAMATION POINT, EXCLAMATION POINT, EXCLAMATION POINT.
So you see why I thought I imagined it! That is, until I re-watched and paid close attention to the acting.
Jonathan Jackson? Amazing.
Becky Herbst? Fantastic.
Tyler Christopher? Just realized he's left his car lights on this entire time!
And that's when I knew all was right with the world and this was GH, albeit a surprisingly good few minutes of GH.
(This, Lucky and Luke's conversation and the equally surprising Dante/Michael reveal will be discussed in greater detail this weekend with all sorts of exclamation points and excitement, after I sleep and slog my way through the non-amazing parts of the episode. Lord, beer me strength)