Jason Schmason and Carly's Wine
In this ever-so-special-and-fancy post, I'm going to kick things up a notch and recap the show as I watch it and as I try the third and final wine from the three-wine package I ordered from Laura Wright's winery Standing Sun (check out Serial Drama's Facebook page for my very unsophisticated thoughts on the Blanc and the Syrah). Tonight is the GSM, which is not a blend I have very often so my thoughts will likely continue to be unsophisticated (should have looked for a Pinot Noir or a Zin!). And my thoughts on the show may get increasingly unsophisticated as the recap goes on, depending on how this wine hits me! Bear with me, or grab a glass yourself!
Dante is continuing to question Lulu about the future of their marriage. She is not answering the question.
Ewen is on the phone with his dastardly accomplice/boss/brainwasher/blackmailer/whatevers. Liz walks up.
Flashback to Sam and Jason discussing Todd.
Sonny shows up at the Floating Rib to talk to Jason. I hope Sonny plays strip pool with Jason and drinks a lot of tequila.
Trey wants to take his makeout session with Kristina to the bedroom.
Lulu and Dante continue to have a tense discussion. Why are we back on this storyline already even before the opening credits? Weird.
Speaking of which, opening credits. Blissfully brief.
Ads! Wine time.
Oh! I like this! This is much, much better than the other red I tried (the Syrah). It leads with big cherry. Yum.
Alexis and Sam are having a little mother-daughter time outside Kelly's. Sam gives Alexis (and reminds the audience of this joy) the good news that Mob Princess is no longer happening.
Sonny is drinking Dark Ale, according to the bottle, and telling Jason all of Kate's deepest, darkest secrets. He wants Jason to tighten security for his kids because of Joe's threats.
Trey is confessing his "feelings" to Kristina and she looks a little skeptical and practically starts crying when he kisses her.
Liz, looking crazy freaking hot in this little red top, tries to find out what's bothering Ewen. She tells him she'd never ask him to breach doctor-patient confidentiality and then immediately asks him to divulge details about his treatment of Patrick. Soaps!
Dante reminds Lulu that they are family now, what with being husband and wife and all. Lulu's crying about what a terrible wife she is. She doesn't understand how they can last when they're going in different directions career-wise. You know, because everybody in a successful marriage works at the same place.
Ads. Wine time! This is the 2009 GSM, by the way. It continues to be very tasty. Just got nice and earthy.
Lulu tells Dante she'd been concerned for a while about how protective he is when she'd rather be more of a risk-taker. I love Dante in this relationship so much. I can't stand his stuff with Sonny, but I just melt when he looks at Lulu.
Liz and Ewen continue to discuss Patrick needing to deal with the loss of Robin. He clearly feels guilty about what he's doing, further convincing me he's doing it under great duress. Seriously, how is Liz this hot?
They flirt a bit and make plans for a lunch date and she gives him her patent Liz sexytimes smirk.
Kristina's mascara is running even though there ain't a tear in sight and telling Trey about being beaten by Kiefer. Trey looks genuinely sympathetic. Ooh, a real tear! A black one, but a real one.
Sam continues to update Alexis on the conversation she had the other day with Kristina.
Sonny tells Jason to be discreet about the extra security on his brood of offspring, as it bugs them. And he indirectly asks Jason if he and Sam are planning to get back together anytime soon.
Ads. Wine time! Slurp.
Lulu and Dante talk about the club and whether or not Johnny is really a changed man (I like Dante's instincts being right on this one!). Dante apologizes for being jealous and insecure.
Kristina tells Trey a little more about Kiefer and I'm reminded of those very powerful and difficult-to-watch scenes and how terrific Christian Alexander and Lexi Ainsworth were in those. Anyway, I'm totally buying Trey's sympathy and indignation in this scene, so it's tough to know he's using her for Daddy's revenge.
Alexis asks Sam about Jason, while Jason tells Sonny that Sam can't forgive him. We cut back and forth between Jason telling Sonny about it and Sam telling Alexis about it. Sam doesn't want to go over who did what to whom, but just wants to recognize the distance between them they can't seem to bridge. Liz walks into the Floating Rib lookin' all hot and Jason notices and then averts his eyes, as he does.
Ads. Wine time! My dog is giving me some sort of bizarre death glare as all this is going on.
Dante does a lot of apologizing and Lulu sort of indicates that he's overdoing it. Dante promises to support Lulu in her goals and dreams just like she does for him. Dante tells her if she'll give this a try he thinks they'll have an amazing life together. Cripey he is the best husband on daytime television, it kills me.
Trey assures Kristina that he would never be abusive to her or any woman, and she asks him to be patient with her as far as intimacy is concerned.
Lulu and Dante apologize to each other some more and finally laugh and smile a little. What is wrong with me? I can't even deal with these two, I'm getting all choked up.
More cuts back and forth between Sam's and Jason's scenes, as Sam fills Alexis in on kissing John McBain and Jason fills Sonny in on kissing Liz. Sonny points out the obvious: Sam is still Jason's wife. Sam tells her mother that the Jason/Liz thing is a bigger deal than her errant kiss because of their significant history. Alexis asks if Sam wants a divorce.
Ads! Wine time! Y'all, a dog food ad just made me get a little weepy -- clearly the wine is kicking in reeeeal good.
Back to Lulu and Dante killing me, talking about when they first met and Dante "let" her brothers kick his ass. I fully remember it, but which brothers? I know it was Lucky (Greg Vaughan edition), but was it Nikolas or Ethan? Or all three? So weird that none of them are characters on this show anymore.
Ewen is questioning Liz's feelings for Jason. Which sounds like a fun way to spend a date.
Sam tells her mom that she just can't bring herself to reunite with Jason, something keeps stopping her. Sonny encourages Jason to end his marriage if he thinks it's hopeless, and Alexis advises Sam that sometimes "the most loving thing you can do is let someone go."
Trey is offering words of support to Kristina and tells her she can set the pace. I hope they know what they're doing with this -- clearly the way to tell this story is to have Trey legitimately fall for her and then back out of the deal, much to his father's rageful dismay. Classic soap stuff, Romeo and Juliet stuff, and I'm up for it as long as we see as little Joe as possible. He bores me to tears. Oh wait! Ads and I'm not having wine! What's happening to my priorities?!
Kristina asks how Trey's father will feel about losing his investment in Mob Princess, and the two of them are oddly cute. I am surprised at myself. Is it just the wine talking? I blame the Grenache component.
Dante and Lulu do a little kissy-face and re-affirm their love for each other and make their way to the bed. Is GH really doing love in the afternoon? Huh! Will wonders never cease?
Alexis and Sam exchange some cute mom/daughter niceties.
Jason tells Sonny he won't divorce Sam and neglects to explain, "Because I am always the passive one in a relationship so that I never come out the bad guy."
Ewen and Liz continue their date and he looks miserable and uncomfortable when the subject of secrets comes up.
Sonny and Jason move into boring talk about Joe, who happens to be calling Trey, who expresses major reluctance to his father about playing Kristina. He says that Kristina doesn't deserve to be used like this, but somehow still agrees to the plan.
The end! In conclusion, try the 2009 GSM, it's tasty!