...And To All, Some Repeat Soap Episodes
Okay, so it probably would have made more sense to note that ABC Daytime would be airing blast from the past/blast from, like, a week and a half ago episodes before the repeats started to air, but I've been busy and distracted and, fine, maybe my heart was so warmed by Jason and Michael showing up at the Quartermaine's yesterday to wish Edward a Merry Christmas that I lost all focus.
But, yes: the ABC soaps are showing reruns today, tomorrow, December 30th and December 31st.
And to answer your completely logical question: no, they are not showing holiday themed episodes, because that would just...it would just make sense. And we all know how sense offends the people in charge of ABC Daytime. "WHAT? A New Year's episode on NEW YEAR'S EVE? Why on EARTH would we do that?"
But it's not like there are no themes at all; no holiday themes, yes, but there are other themes. Like death and hostage situations and similarly tense crises.
All My Children and One Life to Live are rebroadcasting episodes from roughly four hours ago.
AMC: The verdict on Greenlee's innocence or guilt is read; Angie learns the gender of her baby; word of a plane crash spreads to Pine Valley. Original airdate: November 22, 2010
OLTL: Todd, Blair, John and Bo face off with Eli at the warehouse; Greg's secret is finally revealed; desperate to find Starr and Hope, Blair gets a surprise. Original airdate: October 22, 2010
AMC: The courtroom is filled with shock; Marissa gets some news; Kendall lashes out. Original airdate: November 23, 2010
OLTL: Cole takes matters into his own hands; Dani is knocked out and seriously injured by the explosion; Greg makes a shocking revelation. Original airdate: October 25, 2010
AMC: Erica expresses her concern for Kendall to Jack; Greenlee, Ryan and Emma share Thanksgiving dinner; family and friends go to Spike's pageant. Original airdate: November 29, 2010
OLT: Todd comes face to face with Tea; Cole mourns for Starr and Hope; Hannah makes Starr and James dig their own graves. Original airdate: October 28, 2010
AMC: Erica is taken to the police station; Asher accepts JR's invitation to join the family for Thanksgiving dessert; Madison faints in Ryan's arms. Original airdate: November 30, 2010
OLTL: Starr may be rescued from Hannah's reign of terror; Todd and Tea may escape the collapsing warehouse; Clint hinders Rex's investigation. Original airdate: October 29, 2010
General Hospital is going relatively old school, broadcasting a selection of episodes from the Metro Court crisis.
December 23: 12 hours before the explosion, mercenaries storm the hotel filled with people attending the ball; after reuniting with Luke, Lulu accuses Alan of killing Rick and framing Laura.
December 24: Sam is nearly shot when she tries to press the hotel's panic button, but Sonny talks Craig out of shooting her; Alcazar has a seizure just as he is about to give Skye the briefcase code; Robin is shot by Craig.
December 30: Carly figures out the briefcase code; Sonny tries to negotiate with Craig for Carly's release; Sam considers escaping.
December 31: The Metro Court goes up in flames.
Fine holiday fare, huh? The deaths of Zach Slater and Alan Quartermaine, the soul-killing retcon that turned Mr. Craig into Jerry Jacks. Consider my heart warmed!
(To be honest, I am kind of interested in watching the Metro Court episodes again, just to see how the show compares to even a couple of years ago. I remember liking the beginning and then gradually losing my will to live when dialogue was quickly replaced with hymns about Jason's awesomeness and then going full-on apoplectic about the Jerry Jacks thing, but compared to 2010 GH, it might be kind of stellar)
For those of you celebrating Christmas, have a merry one; for those of you who are not, have a wonderful weekend! We'll be back to posting Sunday or so, so check back later this weekend and make sure to read next week for our year in review posts and our annual Best and Worst, AKA "Kind of Bad and Worst" post.