XOXO, Gossip Girl
"This is a hospital, not a third grade lunchroom."
I apologize in advance for the angry use of my caps lock key--sometimes Epiphany is so annoying that she drives me to type in a yell-ish manner, no matter how calm I try to be, but:
OH, REALLY, EPIPHANY? REALLY? DID YOU MISS THE PART WHERE YOUR CHIEF OF STAFF WAS ALL "SO, DID YOU HEAR ABOUT LIZ'S MONEY PROBLEMS AND ALSO, YOUR WIFE IS CRAZY"?
The investment that Steve was all gung-ho about a few months back actually turned out to be a disaster, thanks to the FDA not approving the drug. Who could have seen that coming? Actually, I never saw General Hospital picking that story back up, so consider me legitimately surprised. When he filled Patrick in on this debacle, he went on a bit of a tangent...
Steven: I feel awful that I brought anyone into this investment, especially my sister.
Patrick: Don't worry about me. I didn't invest anything more than I could afford.
Steven: Well I wish I could say the same for Elizabeth. I tried to warn her, but she saw visions of college funds, family vacations...
Patrick: Is it that bad?
Steven: Well, she said she'll make it work, and I believe her, but she's been through enough already, trying to raise three boys and this stubborn streak about being independent.
Uh, thanks for sharing your sister's business, Dr. Webber! Weird.
He followed this up by voicing his concerns about Robin to Patrick.
Steven: I'm worried about Robin. Not the two of you, that's something you two can work out between the both of you. But as Chief of Staff, I'm concerned about her job performance.
Patrick: You can blame Robin for struggling after everything Lisa's done to her.
Steven: I'm just trying to be objective here. All Lisa's crimes, for lack of a better term, are alleged and she doesn't at all appear unstable. But Robin, on the other hand, is increasingly volatile, even erratic.
Patrick: Well, Lisa is smarter than we ever thought and crazier than I could have imagined.
Steven: I thought the same thing. But the longer this goes on--
Patrick: Lisa did everything that Robin was claiming.
Steven: Where's the proof? Look, I want to believe you, I really do. I wish Lisa never came here, but she did and she's a great doctor. I'm in no way defending Lisa, but you've got to look at this from another perspective. Whether Robin was okay when this all started, she's definitely not okay anymore.
First of all, Steven should be having this conversation with, you know, ROBIN instead of getting his Gladys Kravitz on. And secondly, are we just going to forget how Lisa threatened him with a sexual harassment suit? You'd think that would make Steven a little wary of believing everything Lisa says, since she's manipulated him, too, but I know that expecting continuity is like expecting Vanessa Marcil to express amusement with a chuckle rather than a cackle...
Let's check in with the show's other Webber, shall we? After hearing that all of her money was gone in the blink of an eye of a person who is dumb enough to invest her sons' trust funds, she wound up at Wyndemere. Brook Lynn tried to fill the amazingly awkward silence with a benign comment about how quick it is for guys to get dressed, and Elizabeth got the bitch ball rolling.
Elizabeth: You seem to be making the most of your employment.
Brook Lynn: Oh. Hmm. You know exactly what you're doing to Nikolas, don't you, Elizabeth?
Elizabeth: What happens between me and Nikolas is none of your business.
Brook Lynn: Well then, you'll have to excuse me because when someone I care about is getting hurt, I tend to speak up.
"Or drug them in order to have my way with them, so that I can get paid".
Brook Lynn: You honestly have no idea what a big hole you've blown in his life.
Elizabeth: I don't have to defend myself to you [The delivery of that "you" was so acidic and condescending. I replayed it at least five times and laughed each time. Never change, Becky--Ed.].
Brook Lynn: No, you don't. Because he walked away from your affair with a beautiful boy that he lives, but you know what, Liz? There is so much fallout there. His relationship with Lucky is completely trashed. And then there's you. Yeah, you keep coming back, "I don't want you Nikolas, I don't want you", but you keep coming back again and again.
Uh, how many times has Liz been at Wyndemere since she's been back?
Elizabeth: I think you've said enough.
Brook Lynn: If you're so over him, why do you keep hanging around here?
Elizabeth, lowering her voice to let you know that It. Is. On.: Am I cramping your style? You don't fool me. I know exactly what you're doing here. You're digging for gold. You've made yourself a pretty sweet deal and you're working Nikolas to make sure it turns into a permanent thing. Or maybe you think he's going to fall in love with you. Hate to break it to you (looks Brook Lynn up and down): not his type.
I'm going to have to disagree with Liz here. Does she not remember Rebecca? Yes, Rebecca had Emily's face, but she and Brook Lynn share more than a few (irritating) mannerisms and personality defects.
Brook Lynn: Damn, girl! You know what? You're starting to sound like a jealous girlfriend.
What a bizarre scene. I have no idea what the writers are attempting to do with Liz, or Nikolas, or Brook Lynn, or who we were supposed to be rooting for here. I just get irrational glee out of people being snide to Brook Lynn. Because she is terrible.
Other, assorted GH thoughts:
- Three cheers for K-A-T-E! Kate! I do so love a Megan Ward sighting, especially when she is making me laugh:
Spinelli: I will be out of here in no time so I an return to the needs of the Divine Brenda.
Kate: The Divine Who?
Spinelli: Brenda Barrett? Supermodel, humanitarian? She is residing here in town.
Kate: And somehow this just slipped your minds, ladies? Honestly, how can I have such two negligent employees?
Maxie: Maybe if you spoke directly with Jason?
Kate: Yes, after which I will go ask a brick wall. The result will be the same.
Maxie: Point taken.
- Michael Has The Worst Life Ever, Reason 742: The poor boy is stuck sleeping on a couch!
- There is a scheme with Luke, Ethan and Maya that I am sure will lead to the show's twinkly "Shenanigans!" music, but I have a question: how is it even possible for Luke to bleed through $10 million in a few month? I mean, I know anything is possible in Guza's world but really.