I had a hard time deciding which overused line is most in need of retirement; and let me be clear, I don't mean the Amanda Bynes kind of retirement. I mean the "If I don't stop hearing these things eighty different times in one episode of General Hospital, I am going to go out of my mind" kind of retirement.
I know that my pleas will fall on deaf ears, because the powers-that-be either don't know me, or just blatantly don't care about what I want and have demonstrated that, oh, every day, so why are they going to start now, especially since repeating things all the damn time makes their jobs way easier and that this is an exercise in futility, but anyway.
Please retire...the number 66
Between Route 66, room 66 and the 66 on Aiden's hospital ID bracelet, this number has gotten more screentime this week than the Quartermaines have gotten all year.
Also, I saw Charlie St. Cloud last night--
I'll pause here to give you all a chance to laugh nastily at my expense. I swear, I do occasionally see, watch and read things that are good! Like Inception, Mad Men and Samantha Bee's book I Know I am, But What Are You, respectively. I am not totally devoid of taste!--
and Dave Franco, brother of James, has a small part. They have almost the exact same voice, and I spent the entirety of his scenes bracing myself for him to start talking about choice, and art, and Jason Morgan and the number 66. He didn't, which is a good thing, because I probably would have had a tantrum and totally freaked out the rest of the audience, which was comprised mostly of tween girls.
Please retire...the notion that Michael saved Kristina's life
Kristina: Michael saved my life.
Kristina: Michael, you saved my life.
Sonny: My daughter survived, her brother saved her life.
Yes, Michael did an honorable thing by protecting his sister from Warren Bauer. If I were being hunted down by a grieving father/homicidal maniac/terrible, terrible actor, I hope that one of my brothers would attempt to shield me from his wrath (although since my oldest brother doesn't even open the door for me when my hands are full, I am not so sure that would happen...). He shielded her, yes, and played therapist after the ordeal was over, but he did not save her. I'd say that, you know, MAC SCORPIO actually did the saving.
I knew a police officer getting his heroic moment in the sun was too much to ask for. I am surprised that the writers ever let this pro-police sentiment escalate so much in the first place, so I suppose it's entirely natural* that the show is trying to downplay Mac's involvement as much as possible.
*Naturally lame and ridiculous, I mean.
Please retire...the idea that Sonny fathering a child is a good thing
Claire: Oh, believe me, I do. All I want is what you used to have, Ms. Falconeri-- a beautiful, intelligent child.
Dahlia Salem's constant mugging has made it difficult for me to warm up to Claire, and her staggering idiocy is making it impossible. Why is this story happening? And how can anyone look at Sonny's children and think that HIS genes are the reason that they are so...let's just use "decent" as an umbrella term to describe all of them. How can anyone look at Sonny's children and think that HIS genes are the reason that they are so decent? That's pure luck, Claire!
If Claire were to make a Pro and Con list deciding whether or not Sonny should father a child for her (and I do believe that Pro and Con lists are the best way to make most, if not all, decisions) (I love lists) (and parentheses), the only items under the Pro column would be:
- Might one day care about and pay for medical treatment for someone with AIDS.
She'd never even get the chance to finish the Con column, because her hand would be sprained from the gargantuan effort needed to document all of Sonny's flaws!