At Least There Are Some Silver Linings...
I hesitate to refer to this Trey situation as a missed opportunity, because that implies that I'd have liked to see more of Trey, and Trey and Kristina, and Trey and Connie, and I can honestly assure you that that is the opposite of the case; in the months that he's been on the show, the writing he's received has improved enough to take him from aggressively douchey to mildly irritating, but he never quite landed on entertaining.
So it's not that I'm going to miss him. It's just that this show has the most frustrating need to...well, to kill. The writing staffs over the past decade have been frighteningly bloodthirsty, always willing to see someone exit in a body bag so that surviving actors can pad their Emmy reels. It's pretty wasteful. Why can't people just move? Or even be in a good old coma for a few years? What was the point in creating this character and giving him an elaborate and tortured backstory, and adding about ten layers of tragedy and horror to the already convoluted and depressing backstory of Connie, and saying "You know, I think we've hit all of the notes we could possibly hit with this guy, except for fully exploring his relationship with his mother. Next!"?
At any rate, Trey passed away surrounded by friends and people that he is technically related to but who he shared no interaction with since last summer. Let's all shrug half-heartedly in unison.
While we are having synchronized reactions to this show, let's flail our hands A LOT over McBain's befuddled reaction to hearing Lucy call him Caleb.
I wasn't watching Port Charles by the time it turned into a vampire telenovela so I have absolutely no idea what to expect with these two worlds colliding, but if it leads to hilarious McBain reaction shots, I'm all in. Crossing my fingers that he does a spit-take.
And then there was Carly and AJ. Carly is awful--I mean, she is just a beast of a human being. Snarling at AJ that he's a loser? Taunting him to drink? She is wretched. And yet...
All I could think when watching them was "OH MY GOD, KISS HIM ALREADY. A LOT AND FOR A LONG TIME!" Laura Wright and Sean Kanan have crazy chemistry (he actually has crazy chemistry with basically every female he interacts with. It makes me all flustered and giggly). All I want is to watch them banter. Please, GH. Make this happen.