What A Day For A Daydream
I knew this was coming.
I knew that General Hospital wouldn't let Patrick mourn for forever and, really, that I should be grateful the writers managed to keep Patrick unattached for even this long, because the show's historical tendency to haphazardly rush storylines and ignore any sort of emotional resonance easily could have given us a story that saw Patrick in love by the time mid-July rolled around. And they didn't. And that makes me happy.
So, in return, I feel like it's only fair for me to watch things unfold and not judge. This is extraordinarily difficult because my default emotion is judgment, and because I am a reformed (please don't point out that my reformation came about only because of the faked death of one half of the couple) Patrick and Robin squealing and flailing devotee. But I'm going to trust the writers, who have done a pretty fantastic job with this story thus far, not to completely ass this up and rush Patrick into an absolutely ridiculous love triangle rife with overacting and cringe-worthy moments. Yup. This is me just sitting back and not jumping to conclusions. I'm just along for the ride, all pleasant optimism.
But if I were still the kind of person who would mire herself in a bottomless pit of pre-hate, these are the kinds of things I think I would say. You know...hypothetically.
- Where on earth did these two even come from? The show didn't even have the common decency to have them lurk around in the background like extras for a few weeks before being given non-essential lines and then a storyline. No, all of a sudden they were just there and I assumed I had forgotten about their introductions, which led me to seriously and melodramatically wonder if I have an injury that is causing me to forget large chunks of information. Luckily for me, I'm not injured, I just watch a show that has gotten markedly better but is still staggeringly inept.
- Britt seems extremely predatory. I can't tell if it's because of her smile, the strident way she speaks or because all of her dialogue has a touch of crazy aggression. Or all of the above! All I know is that I physically worried for Patrick's life when he hesitated after Britt roped Sabrina (basically a stranger) into babysitting for Emma (who must be rolling her eyes like, "I don't need a babysitter, I need a bodyguard to keep me safe from the unhinged women you bring home").
- Sabrina's fantasy was so awkward on every single level that I had to cover my eyes like I do when I'm watching a gory scene in a horror movie. I JUST stopped cringing.
- Also, she's strongly coming across as young-teen, which gave her scenes this week a Lifetime movie sort of feeling.
- I say all of this like there is even a small chance I won't devour every single second because I am the kind of person who smiles every time Jason Thompson is onscreen.