Fast Forgiveness, GH-Style
Oh man, y'all. I'm glad I took Jason's advice to Carly and let myself calm down a little before I misbehaved. I watched yesterday's final episode of the Nurses Ball in such a bad mood (the mood was tax-related just to give you an idea of just how pissy I was) and it just annoyed the everloving crap out of me on so many levels (I'm not even going to go into it even though I have no doubt some of you are jonesin' for a rant, but I cooled off and I want it to stay that way!). All hail Dr. Obrecht and her dancing and her sense of humor (Britt, too, was seriously entertaining), of course, and I shouldn't forget the awesome that was not only the Epiphany/Monica/Tracy Pointer Sisters routine and the very first (but too brief!) kiss between A.J. and Liz. (Let's just not mention anyone with the initial SS right now.)
And let's just leave it at that, because today the show is back firing on all cylinders and I could not possibly have had more fun from beginning to end. And besides, the other two episodes of the Nurses Ball were glory.
Okay first of all, how cute are Mac and Felicia?
They're just so happy! I love it. And I bet I'm not the only one who thought part of the joy was just a major weight off Kristina Wagner's shoulders, no longer having to play "torn" in scenes with her ex-husband. They did a great job, but it must have been incredibly difficult.
Now let me clear: I always have been and always will be a die-hard lover of Frisco and Felicia together. And I am frustrated that they had to do Frisco like that -- we all knew she wasn't going to choose Frisco because, hey, Felicia's staying on the show and Frisco is not. That's fine. I'd rather have Felicia without Frisco than have neither of them at all. And I don't want to bore anyone by detailing all the ways I wish this had gone down because that is ultimately just fanfiction and I ain't here for that, so let's just say I did not care for how they wrapped up his visit, I did not care for it one little bit. But two important things: (1) I still got Frisco serenading Felicia with "All I Need" and it was still perfect and it was still something I never dreamed I'd see and (2) there is still no question in my mind that Frisco and Felicia are soulmates and that he is the great love of her life. But you know what? The great love of your life is not always the last love of your life. And at least Frisco's back in the field now trying to help rescue the Spencers and Dante!
And like I said, she and Mac are adorable.
Mac (regarding the engagement ring): And you know, money is no object! For someone else. It's... a bit of an object.
Today's spectacular comedy routine came courtesy of Carly walking in on Brenda and Michael in bed together. I highly doubt they actually did the deed and I'm sure we'll get filled in later, but it certainly was a gift to the audience today that Carly sure thought they did and that Brenda just basked in it!
Brenda: Really, a mother shouldn't be in the room... the morning after.
I love it. I LOVE IT.
And Brenda was loving every second of it (as was I).
This whole thing made me really nostalgic for Brenda's very early days on the show when she was all sorts of conniving and mean. You know, before she got shot forty times and had a nervous breakdown and was a constant heroine-in-peril and then turned into some weird wisp of a spineless thing who wore her sleeves too long. Sure, sure, she evolved and all, but sometimes when life beats you down enough, the claws come out and you go back to your baser instincts. And it's a hell of a good time to watch!
This incident also led to two fabulous things. One was just hilarious.
Y'all know what I'm talking about:
Yep. A.J. executing one of the most phenomenal spit-takes I've seen in a while. Awesome. I sure hope they got that right in the first take!
The second fabulous thing that came out of it was an actually really lovely and solid scene between Carly and her mother. And Scott! Giving good advice! Distracting Carly so that Michael could leave the lobby unseen!
And really, Carly's relationship with Bobbie has always been the very best thing about Carly. It's those scenes that make me suspend "love to hate" and I start really rooting for Carly to find her humanity and let her mother guide her way. DEAR AFTERNOON TELEVISION PROGRAM, CAN WE KEEP BOBBIE SPENCER AROUND PLEASE PRETTY PLEASE???
Even better, the shared success in talking Carly out of encouraging Sonny to, I don't know, take out a mob hit on his ex-wife and the great love of his life led to Scott and Bobbie holding hands for just one beautiful second!
I can't even deal! What if they go down this road again? That would be amazing. It's enough that concurrently I get to watch Anna and Duke find their way back to each other, but this would be some excellent icing on that scrumptious cake.
I totally buried the lede, you guys. It's not that Nikolas woke up from his coma because, duh. (That would a really lousy use of budget to bring Tyler Christopher back to say two lines and then die after having to be paid for playing-coma for weeks!)
But Luke and Laura woke up together locked in a room.... on Cassadine Island!!! I am so excited. SO EXCITED.
Oh yeah, and one other minor tiny little detail. Before I get there, can I just say how much I hate spoilers? I don't ever click on anything that makes it clear there's a spoiler inside because it just ruins the pleasure of soapy surprises, but I did see a headline about this ONLY THREE HOURS before sitting down in front of the episode! I'm grateful I didn't know before today, but I would have been giddy with glee at that reveal had I not known a few hours in advance. No matter, it was still fantastically executed and still elicited a big fat "Fuck yes!" from me on my couch.
Nikolas: It's not Helena. My father has Lulu.
You don't say!
Stavros lives, Stavros lives!!!!
I am so happy.
And may I say major kudos to Phideaux Xavier who directed today's episode, because that was a perfectly-executed soap reveal. The way we first saw the back of his shoulder opening the door and then the slow realization on Luke and Laura's faces as the camera came toward them and then just swung clear around to show us Stavros's creepy-ass un-cryogenically frozen NotDead face and then swung back again to show us their horror? Perfection.
And we're back on, GH!