Since When Is This Show Un-Fast-Forwardable?!
That's not to say that the show is without its flaws (see below for a list, and by no means an exhaustive one, of flaws with this episode, an episode I happened to enjoy quite a lot. I...am a mean-spirited complainer of a person, I realize), but I do have to take a second to marvel at how easy it is to sit through an episode of General Hospital in which Sonny and Jason don't make appearances. Right? Normally by the time the credits roll, I've already began to wish away the next 58 minutes of my life, but on days like this, the only time I fast-forward is to get through the commercials and back to the show as quickly as possible. It's a world gone mad!
Well...not totally mad. It's a world gone very slightly crooked. Because as much as I liked today's show (the things I type that I never imagined typing!), I still have quibbles.
Then there are Kate andConnie and Olivia. The former was featured quite prominently, both in the present (where she continued to do a pretty spot-on impression of Stockard Channing in Grease) and in flashbacks (where she was seen, repeatedly, bludgeoning Ewen) and the latter whined and whined and whined and incorrectly assumed that her cousin would spare a shred of sympathy to the plight of Steve, who was arrested for being criminally uninteresting, or involved in a murder, or whatever.
Olivia: You're telling me you'll feel comfortable frolicking around a beach with Sonny while Steve is rotting in jail.
Um...yes? I'm not entirely sure Steve and Kate-and-Connie have actually had a conversation, and even if they had, I'm sure she tuned out every time he spoke because he is the least interesting person on the planet.
Felicia made her dramatic return and--you know what? I was so excited about her appearance on Friday and I was so teary-eyed when she was telling Anna what a special girl Robin was that I almost don't even want to type the following, but: really. Kristina Wagner's pronunciation of certain-slash-most words had me flummoxed. So help us if she and Sonny ever have long scenes together; I am pre-cringing at the amount of awkward pausing and absurd emphases that will be going on.
Oh, and as ever: SHUT UP, SPINELLI.
Spinelli who, may I remind you, not just WORKS FOR a HITMAN, but WORSHIPS said HITMAN: He's guilty of a crime. You're circumventing justice! That's not right! [...]It's not up to us to play god.
SHUT UP FOREVER.