Mark your calendars! Tomorrow, December 17th, is when we finally find out the answer to the question we lost interest in back in August: who is The Balkan?
Be sure to tune into GENERAL HOSPITAL this Friday, December 17. That's when viewers will learn the identity of the much-ballyhooed crime figure, The Balkan, who has menaced Brenda for months. What does Brenda's portrayer think of the big reveal? "I was floored," claps Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo. "I wouldn't have guessed it in a million years. I love what Bob [Guza, Jr., head writer] has in mind. All of my extended family in Staten Island text me and e-mail me and call me every week with a new guess as to who The Balkan is. They want me to give them hints, but I think I'd be fired for giving that away!" Well GH fans, the wait is almost over....
"Floored" as in surprised? Or "floored" as in "I forcibly threw myself onto the ground in hopes that making contact with the floor would give me a concussion and I could forget ever hearing this?" This being General Hospital, it could go either way...but most likely, it will go the latter way.
- Adrienne Barbeau: maybe the whole ASEC thing is a total front and she used her buttinski powers for EVIL.
- Theo: it's odd, isn't it, that a hospital patient is getting so much airtime? The writers may have lulled us into a false sense of security, thinking that Theo is just Shirley 2.0, except cantankerous and prone to fits of melodrama, but next thing you know: EVIL.
- Diego Alcazar: come on, like you didn't think the same thing!
- Cameron Webber: he did stare at the candles at Emma's birthday party very intently.
And he is far, far smarter than most people in Port Charles, so being a criminal mastermind isn't really out of the realm of possibility. It goes without saying that he would quickly become my favorite supervillain of all time.
The only noteworthy thing about today's General Hospital is how quickly I managed to fast-forward through it. But! To give credit where credit is due, there were two genuine laugh out loud moments.
Jerry: Carly is such a good fit for you and she makes the most ADORABLE babies [...] Please tell baby Josslyn that Uncle Jerry loves her very much.
Even frustrated soap viewers and poorly written villains can agree that fat-headed Joss is all kinds of cute!
Elsewhere, Diane asked Alexis to look over the suit being brought against Dante and Brenda. Because that is exactly what these two need: a TRIAL story that will play out onscreen every day for months or--God forbid-years. Anyway!
Alexis: Unfortunately, the more I read this, the more I agree that this case has merit. And you know what? To make matters worse, Brenda is a model. She's a celebrity. You and I both know that juries aren't sympathetic to people who have glamorous lives.
Diane: All right. Well, I am open to any and all suggestions.
Alexis: Well, make sure that you have twelve jurors who are fashion conscious and like Chachi hair and puppy dog eyes.
Alexis may get less screentime than background appliances, but at least the writers give her some quality quips when she's on-screen! CHACHI HAIR. That's art.