Such A Waste of a Pretty Dress
Starting with honesty: I have not missed a minute of GH in years (seriously, not one minute). That is, up until the last couple of weeks. This isn't because of some big statement or that I'm giving it up or angry at the show or any of the above, it's just that since OLTL came back I've been too busy to maintain three soaps fully, and so for whatever reason GH is the one that fell into "occasional viewing with fast-fowarding" temporarily. (Y'all know I caught the Anna/Duke stuff from last week after being told about it, of course!) I think maybe with the intensity of the big 50-hour marathon and then all the anniversary coverage I just got a bit burnt out for a little while.
Anyway, I'm trying to pick it back up again with some flying through and some reading of recaps. And as you can imagine, watching entire episodes laden with The Chew business was not really the best way to dive back in. Especially with this new version of Morgan that rubs me every possible wrong way and then the trio of former OLTL actors returning in their weird new roles.
I'll say this: I much prefer Kristen Alderson as a brunette.
And that is all I will say.
But let's talk about Liz. Poor Liz has seriously spent most of the last eight years or so dressed in scrubs and sneakers and being pregnant. In just the last month alone she's been in more adorable little outfits than she has been in the last five years combined, I'd say.
Here's where I have a problem. Full disclosure: I do not like the character of Nikolas Cassadine. I know, I'm a horrible person. I understand his legacy and his significance on canvas and how much lovely drama he brought to the show in his early years (and oh my, was Tyler Christopher an impossibly handsome young man). But it's been many, many, many years since I've found him to be an even remotely engaging character. I could spend all day analyzing this, but nobody has time for that and I'm too exhausted to open up Pandora's Box of debate here. Point is, it's worth being honest going into this that I'm predisposed to feel like Nik removes any potential energy from any potential pairing he's in, no matter with whom.
So as you can imagine, it's killing me that so many of these pretty outfits on Liz are being wasted on scenes with Nikolas!
Look at that cute little spaghetti strap dress and her perfect hair and excellent alabaster skin!
Oh, and then look at draining "Prince" Nik talking down to her and making sure he understands how much he always nobly knows what's best for her. I mean he's going to be a gentleman enough to PERMIT her to make her own decisions even though he thinks she's just a stupid girl who doesn't know anything, or at least nothing near those wise morsels of knowledge he's got. The face of chivalry, ladies and gentlemen!
But thankfully, anytime I find my skin crawling at all the smarm, good ole Lizzie handles it by giving the bitchface smackdown.
Oh, if only Nik were wrong! Unfortunately, now AJ has not only slept with Carly and lied about it, he's now continuing to lie to Elizabeth based on being blackmailed by Aunt Tracy over that very indiscretion.
If there is any justice in this world, Liz will find out the truth and it will not lead her rushing into Nik's arms because she will see that his GENIUS in knowing that AJ will screw up doesn't reduce the douchebaggery and condescension on his part in the least. (Also, really, Nik's going to judge someone over sexual indiscretion? He'd know. As would Liz, of course, so I imagine she could muster up some forgiveness!)
Oh yeah, and Connie and Olivia tied up a "bad guy" (aka an enforcer in an illegal business so, you know, what Saint Jason was and what Shawn is and all the other GH "good guy" enforcers) and held him at gunpoint gleefully because both of them like the mob so much now that they have a blast playing its games.
Anyway, they eventually succeeded in giving up the location so that Sonny and Shawn could go save the day, and for that little victory? Connie and Olivia celebrated by eating pizza! "We deserve a slice!" they said, because remember they are from Bensonhurst and in Bensonhurst it's colloquial to just say "a slice." Bensonhurst! Slice! Bensonhurst! And now Olivia, who lied about her son's paternity to protect him from the mob for decades, is chuckling that maybe she missed her mob calling. Because of course!
Oh and also, this.
Ha! Such a transformation.
So uh... we'll get more Anna and Duke soon, right? And Lucy? And Laura?