Just My Imagination Running Away With Me
Yesterday, when everything that was to happen today was canceled in anticipation of the storm deemed "February Fury" by The Weather Channel, I was excited, because that meant that my Wednesday would see me sleeping later than 4:30, and being able to wear comfortable clothes all day, and reading, and watching my soaps live (my excitement on that last part was, obviously, the "Oh, I'm so excited that I can get that over with at 3, rather than having it hang over my head and ruin an otherwise enjoyable evening" kind rather than the "Oh, I'm so excited to see the dramatic and awesome happenings in Port Charles" kind, because it's not 1998).
And then it turns out that General Hospital was preempted for special news coverage of snow, in New York, in winter that was only marginally more newsworthy than the special coverage last night that followed people at Home Depot as they bought shovels; in a related story, the tri-state area's local ABC affiliate is seriously lame and terrible.
Lame and terrible and LIARS! When they announced that they'd be hijacking the 3 PM hour to talk about the storm, they said the words, "We keep getting calls from people, asking 'where's our soap'?" Like, I am SO SURE that there are multiple people in this world who were so distressed about the lack of GH that they called ABC in a panic. As was mentioned by Kristin on Facebook, the only person that interested in this show is Bob Guza, and the fact that ABC is going to air GH at 2:05 AM does him no good, since he's the type of person who's already moved onto Cinemax movies by that time.
So, what did I miss? According to my DVR's description (which has been known to lie; I mean, it usually describes GH as a "classic" soap, "charting the trials of Port Charles's medical center". ?!?!), on the Wednesday show:
- Johnny makes a bold move: I like to think this is a bold fashion move, bringing the old man sweater back.
- Elizabeth breaks down in Jason's arms: well, who among us wouldn't collapse in the reassuring arms of the deity of our choice in our time of crisis?
- Helena pays Nikolas a visit: I'm not even bothering to get remotely excited about this, because Helena's returns are always fun for two days and then promptly forgotten.
I am guessing that today didn't include someone saying to Jason, "So, that whole crisis of conscience you had about killing people for money three weeks ago didn't take, huh?", or Olivia finally snap back to reality, all "What the hell was I thinking that the guilt would be punishment enough for Sonny?" before stabbing him repeatedly with a stiletto, or Spinelli speaking actual, human English, but please correct me if I'm wrong and I will watch the SOAPNet airing, record it and treasure it forever and ever.
PS: Lindze Letherman is back! For a brief stint...as a ghost.I wish that the powers-that-be would understand that bringing her back from the dead is no more unrealistic than half of the stuff they try to sell us on a daily basis, like Sonny being a good father...