The Bummer & the Creepy
First, my apologies for our relative blog silence this week. I've been sort of half-following the soaps, but not with much clarity throughout and in the aftermath of that bitch Hurricane Sandy. So this one's going to be super-brief but I just kind of wanted to check in. I hope all our Serial Drama readers are safe and sound, and that you have somewhere comfortable to stay if you are without power or water or if your home has been damaged.
Second, we didn't so much have Halloween in our part of the country, but happy Halloween nonetheless! (And have a happy one next week if you're in the rescheduled-Halloween zone!) The soaps usually throw a little love Halloween's way, so I was a little psyched to see what they came up with.
General Hospital started their big old Halloween party, so I'm sure a plethora of soap blogs and websites will have a lot of great screencaps for you (or maybe a weekend roundup here if things settle down?). How adorable was Dante's robber? How apt was Josslyn as corn... what with her slightly resembling a Child of the Corn (really, more like a kid in Village of the Damned, but I'll make the leap)? How hilariously awesome was AJ's Grim Reaper look? And Duke meeting Emma warmed my heart in memory of Duke and Robin's former relationship, which may have made me grumpy under the current state of his character, but I took it on its own and loved it.
But mostly I was curious about how The Bold & the Beautiful would tackle October 31st, considering none of their current storylines really lend themselves to costume balls. Hey, y'all, Stephanie's dying, let's dress up like goblins! Katie has PPD, let's take her to a haunted house!
So instead, they actually found a nice small way to honor the seriousness of their current stories while still giving a little nod to Halloween. Katie moved into a month-to-month rental (where she'll presumably wait out Heather Tom's maternity leave?) and started seeing much creepier home decor (in what was already pretty grim home decor).
Oh, this totally reminds me that "The Scream" is a MoMA right now. Must make a note to go next week!
Anyway, I suspect having such hallucinations isn't really a common PPD symptom, but that's cool. It was still a fun (and sad) little moment. Heather Tom continues to kill it in this storyline, which bums me out that we're about to lose her for a while (but seriously, congratulations to her on new mommyhood!).
What were your favorite Halloween episodes or costumes? Did the other soaps do anything fine? And is everyone okay?