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« Brief Musings on Nashville: Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad | Main | Brief Musings on Nashville: All Or Nothing With Me »

May 01, 2014

Shock and Awe (Or "Aw...Really?")

Months ago--I know, it feels like much longer--General Hospital started to hint at some deep secret Silas was carrying with him and we all thought "What are the odds that the writers get distracted by something even less interesting before they ever get around to revealing said deep secret?" "I am already so entertained by Silas circa 2013, and now I get to find out what entertaining shenanigans he got up to in the early 90s? Let me make sure my DVR is set to record this!" And then the tragic secret of his tragic wife was revealed, to the complete indifference delight of the audience, who fast forwarded through every single mention of his wife and her family, which basically reduced the show to thirteen minutes per week hoped that it wasn't asking too much to request more Nina, always, and--fingers crossed--could she be ALIVE because really, think of how golden it would be to watch this character (who literally exists only offscreen like Maris Crane) have dramatic and hopefully prolonged reunions with her loved ones--and enemies, amirite?

Well, punch me in the face it's our lucky day, because Nina is ALIVE and PLAYED BY MICHELLE STAFFORD.

I will admit to being surprised by the reveal. Not the reveal that Nina was alive, because of course she is, but the casting coup threw me; I had read rumors that Michelle Stafford would be joining the show, but I am a hyper-jaded person and never want to actually believe rumors, especially rumors that I might not hate--I have come to understand that liking Michelle Stafford is a hugely divisive opinion, but I always have, even when Phyllis on The Young and the Restless made me pray for deafness and memory loss--so today's show ended with me letting out an "Oh" that I wouldn't describe as happy, exactly...I certainly didn't punctuate it with an excited exclamation point, but it wasn't an angry exclamation point, either. It was like the very definition of mild. But that's practically a compliment, you know?

I will also admit to feeling absolute TERROR over what will happen now that Nina is a living, breathing part of the show. Her existence has eaten the entire show and that was when she was just a name with a convoluted backstory! What will happen now? A story with Silas, Ava and Sam is obvious, as are family reunions. But will she also be a doctor? Or a mobster? Or a mobster-doctor? Anything could happen, and I find that profoundly unsettling.


Speaking of brain dead, Carly and Franco didn't hear A.J. very clearly state "I didn't kill Connie!" on the cell phone recording right before Sonny shot him? They can't use their collective grey matter to determine MAYBE that's why A.J. was confronting Ava and why she wanted him dead? Really?

Soooooooooooooooooooo stupid.

Tracy Quartermaine is many things, but not stupid when it comes to ELQ or the family money, of course she suspected from the very beginning that there was something wrong with Luke, but RC has chosen to drop it in favor of one plot point after another.

What makes me laugh is that the SID twitter guy really sucks up to RC and FV, which is understandable since his magazine is only about one show of which they're the gatekeepers, but he livetweets the show most days and he can't stop himself from calling out the constant glaring plot holes. Hon, this show doesn't write itself. Yell at the characters all you want but they're not allowed to ever be smart because then RC couldn't drag out these flimsy premises week after week, month after month.

I don't know whether to laugh or cry. Ronn Moss. On General Hospital. Seriously?

I can defend this bit of stunt casting IF (and it's a big IF) his stay really does turn out to be limited term. Moss has--for reasons I cannot begin to fathom--a huge and fiercely loyal following, some of whom might actually become GH viewers out of this (I know, I know: fat chance with so little of interest going on, but as bad as GH is, B&B is routinely even worse, so . . .).

If he turns out to be another one who starts out short term and then sticks around to suck up screen time, oh my word, that really will be a low point.

I was a HUGE B&B fan up until the point that Taylor became more and more like Brooke, and I say this as someone that enjoyed both women and their triangle the first fifteen years with Ridge.

It's smell the fart time.

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