Remember That Time, With the Thing At The Place?
I decided, mid-week, to take an impromptu (and I hate even typing this made-up word, because it is so silly and twee and I have often and publicly used the phrase "holy cannoli", so you'd think silly and twee would be right up my alley) staycation (UGH. Please don't judge me, for I already judge myself), deciding to do absolutely nothing except sit by the pool, read and give myself three different pedicures. No soaps and no waking up before 7:30! It was totally relaxing.
I felt like I owed it to myself, since I was dealing with the double whammy of crippling sadness over the end of the World Cup (this always happens at the end of big sporting events, because I am a nerd like that. Fernando Torres, I'll miss you most of all!) and a heat wave that can best be described as blistering, or hellish, which meant that I was crankier than usual ("Mallory, isn't your default state cranky?" YES, IT IS, so you now have a pretty good idea of the kind of crankiness I'm talking about here) and any posts I made would have just been rage-filled screeds instead of...well, rage-filled screeds peppered with humor.
But there is a downside to taking a break from soap-watching. Namely that you then find yourself wading through multiple episodes at once. As I watched the Franco plot meander to what will surely be a ridiculous conclusion as the shows tries to get as much drama as possible out of James Franco's couple of days on set, and as I watched the fallout from Patrick and Lisa's ick nast hookup, and as I watched Sonny...just be, I could actually feel my brain start to fry. And then came Warren:
Warren: Ms. Davis. Surrounded by her loving family of thugs and pathological liars.
Sonny: Kristina's mother told you proper procedure. Now, you need to contact Diane Miller because she's the one who gets paid to listen to garbage like yours. Nobody else here is interested.
Warren: Well, I suggest you get interested. Your little respite is over. You're gonna pay for what you did to my son.
It WAS a nice little respite, wasn't it? It says a lot about this show and how often it drops storylines and entire characters that I seriously thought we'd never see Warren or hear about his lawsuit again. And I was totally okay with that, really, because everything about Kiefer's death was so poorly handled and Bradley Cole is just completely awful. But Warren is back and I'm pretty sure is going to get a large role in this summer's non-sweeps, non-event that will change everything in Port Charles forever and...this show is just the worst.