A Perfect Storm (Of Irksome)
The end of any given fairytale romance of Sonny's means that two things will invariably happen:
1. Glassware will be thrown in fits of rage, usually accompanied by unintelligible stammer-yelling.
2. The writers will suddenly throw one of his former paramours back into his orbit, since [Insert the name a female character here. No, really, any character; as far as the GH writing staff goes, they are basically interchangeable] is the only one who knows the REAL Sonny.
As you might have assumed, what with Kate being newly recast, Ms. Howard has suddenly become the only one who can help Sonny, just like she was in the past before OLIVIA was the only one who knew Sonny and then BRENDA was the only one who knew Sonny and so on and so forth and this show is maddening in its predictability.
Olivia: You are the one person who can get through to Sonny.
I bet you thought that was going to be the most irritating part of the day; you would be foolish to think so, since that dumbassedness came exactly two minutes into the show and you'd have to imagine that there would be more where it came from. And there was! Watching Olivia tear into Kate for various crimes against humanity (seriously, she blamed her for all of the problems associated with the fashion industry. All of them: Kate's fault, completely and totally) basically made me want to destroy my television with my mind.
Olivia: Congratulations, Katherine Harwick Howard. You won. Connie's gone and all you've got left is an ice cold bitch.
Kate: Well, I'm not thrilled with your choice of words, but I'm glad we agree on something.
Olivia: The sad thing is you lost the best part of you. The real you. You build up these big fat walls, around this nice looking palace. You can't touch anyone and no one can touch you.
Kate: Could you wrap up your sermon? I'm still on a deadline.
Olivia: Oh yeah, you love saying that word, don't you? Deadline. It makes you feel powerful. It makes you feel important and that's all you ever wanted was power. I'm sorry that I messed up your deadline, Katherine Harwick Howard. Sorry I wasted your time.
Okay, Olivia, first of all, please get over the fact that Kate changed her name. You live in a town where approximately 90 percent of residents are using an assumed name or identity.
Secondly, it is rich to hear such an impassioned rant against power from the show's most strident and bossy nag.
But not even THAT irritated me the most today! No, that was this nonsensical and maddening moment.
Anthony: The lengths I'll got to to get respect. You just needed an advocate. Somebody committed to bringing you out of this thing. And it's amazing what the system can do if the right wheels are greased. Misery makes strange bedfellows and we're going to make some fine misery together, Dr. Niles.
WHY? WHY? WHYYYYYY? Why Lisa? What crazy plan of destruction does Anthony have up his sleeve and is it for a reason, or does he just like stirring the pot? And what does most of that even mean? But mostly WHY LISA? WHYYYYYY?