Monday One Liners
It's not that I planned to take a blog hiatus, although in retrospect I probably should have, because this happens every two years. Every two years, I suffer from what can only be described as Olympics mania. I eat, breathe, and sleep the Olympics. I talk about them to anyone who is willing to listen and will settle for talking about them to anyone visibly uncomfortable but without a means of escape. I do dorky/awesome things at work like create a medal count bulletin board. I daydream about the US Swim Team. And I pretend to seriously debate between watching General Hospital and watching water polo; water polo always wins.
And when I DO tear my eyes away from the various NBC channels long enough to watch and blog about General Hospital, I do ridiculous things like trail off at the end of a sentence and ask questions like, "And then Sonny said--wait, Rogers and Dahlhausser WHAT?" (but really, Rogers and Dahlhausser what?!) or--and I think this is even more embarrassing--write "witty" sentences incorporating Olympic events. Like talking about things going "swimmingly" and how John McBain has "vaulted" into my heart and there have been a lot of "diving" puns and I attempted a tortured metaphor using the uneven bars to describe my feelings on Jerry Jacks and it's...it's sad, isn't it? I wouldn't blame any of you for pretending not to know me.
That was a very long-winded and potentially humiliating way of me explaining that GH has not exactly been high on my priority list lately, mostly because of the above and also because...a little dull, yeah? There are bits of goodness and the potential for entertainment, but, like, whenever Trey speaks, it's like time stands still.
But! There were a few interesting bits and piece's in today's show.
- Jerry--shock of shocks and by shock I mean, "Really, again with the Jerry? Really?" I don't want to deny Sebastian Roche the opportunity to collect a paycheck but it's predictable and terrible and all sorts of other negative -ibles for the writers to constantly and ham-fistedly tie Jerry into any story about evil-doing that they are trying to tell--is involved with Robin's faked death and captivity. Because of course he is. I can't wait to see how they try to pile on the nefarious deeds while simultaneously trying to insure that the character will be able to make future appearances when an ultra bad guy is needed. When he sneered "Dr. Scorpio-Drake's death was a means to an end...and there's plenty more to come", I shivered a little bit. Was that the writers hinting that this story will go on indefinitely and make less and less sense as it progresses?
- Although I did get a kick out of Jerry's line about Jason: "I tried and failed to kill Jason several times. I'm very confident that one of these days, I'll get it right". Foreshadowing? Please?!
- Trey and Starr talked at length about things.
- Kristina's whining about the strings her father pulled to get her into Yale continue to annoy, but it DID lead to the lovely moment where Alexis opened up about Kristina's relationship with Kiefer.
Kristina: Because I let him abuse me?
Alexis: Because I let him abuse you. I thought he was this great kid and he was hitting you, and he was doing it often enough that it took until you got put in the hospital a second time before I paid attention.
That exchange made me sniffle a little bit. Nancy Lee Grahn is just too good, you know?
- The glee with which Todd placed a call reporting an assault to the police was hilarious. I could watch him and John McBain for an entire episode while the former makes amusing quips and the latter says things throatily.
What are your thoughts, Serial Drama readers? Did you groan or cheer at the return of Jerry? Do you think there is any chance Ewen will confess his dark deeds to Elizabeth? Did you also weep at the end of the swimming competitions?