|June 3, 2007
The wheels in my mind keep on turning...
Yes, yes, I know that's not how the song goes, I'm taking creative
license here. Speaking of creative license, the wheels have been
whirring incessantly since I heard the news (rumor?) that TPTB at OLTL
have extended an invitation to James DePaiva (aka Max Holden) to come
back (albeit temporarily) to the fold. In all likelihood, this is
probably for Asa Buchanan's funeral. No, he hasn't
died, yet, but it sure looks like they're planning to have him do so,
since Phil Carey has told them (TPTB) where to stick their recurring
status. (And bravo to Phil for doing that - not that I want him gone,
of course - I'm just glad he stuck to his guns and wouldn't settle for
less than all the respect he deserves!)
Like I was saying...wheels, whirring, cogs turning. Max Holden back
in Llanview raises soooo many interesting possibilities. Instead of
having him return just for a funeral, why not have HIM be the one to
stumble across, rescue and bring back Todd Manning? Why not him,
instead of Sara (Flash) Roberts? Or why not the both of them
together? Max has a deep history with Sara's mother, so having him
step in to help not only Todd, but the daughter of his former love, is
perfect! He'd have, not only Blair's undying gratitude, but Viki's
as well; not to mention Starr and Jack.
And how cool would it be to have Max and Michael McBain bump into one
another in passing and feel that instant, yet inexplicable (to them)
connection? They could be drawn to each other as father-figure to
son-figure without being able to explain why - just that they feel a
strong bond. I (personally) LOVE the idea!
Know what else I find oddly appealing? A pairing between Max and
Marty! (I know, I know, it's crazy, but.I dunno, it just sounds right
to me!) Max would be a great foil to Marty's uptightedness - and he
and Cole could bond as well. I like this idea much more than Marty
and John. It would also torque Miles off if Marty's eyes strayed to
yet another rival. THAT just gives the idea even more appeal, as far
as I'm concerned. I like the idea of Max being the one to save her,
rather than John. John needs to be on his own for a while. Marty
needs to loosen up a little bit and have some fun - John just isn't
the fun-loving type. He's dark and brooding and scarred - NOT what
someone like Marty needs at all. Max may be older, but he's fun (and
handsome!) and his fun-loving ways have been tempered a bit by loss
and maturity. He is exactly what she needs to break her out of her
shell, and she is what HE needs to heal his heart after losing Al and
GH: Onto a bit of a rant now...
How stupid IS Sam McCall? I mean, really...how stupid is she? And
pathetic? The con woman is being conned and she doesn't see it for
what it is? Is it because she's so far over the edge about needing to
have Jason's baby that she can't see what's right in front of her?
PLEASE!!!! I'd like to see a show of hands now: Who believes that Sam
will be the one to kidnap baby Jake? One, three, five, sixty
thousand... Okay then, I'm not alone! She's been steadily losing it
over the past year or more, so shoot her now and put her out of our
misery. K? Thanks. Moving on.
Scott Baldwin: What a waste of a great actor and a great character!
Putting him in this ridiculous storyline - fighting for custody of a
catatonic woman who hasn't been married to him for over two decades
and with whom he does not even so much as share a child/children
with?? Are they insane? None of us are buying that this would even
MAKE it to a courtroom for trial in the first place. It's insulting
to the viewers - REALLY - who can only suspend disbelief so much; even
for a soap opera, so WTF are they THINKING?! Wait... these are GH
writers we're talking about here... Nevermind.... 'Nuff said.
Back to the sunshine and light. AMC:
WOOOOOOOOOT!!! Did ya'll see the short but sweet FUN scenes between
Josh and Greenlee in that elevator?! Perfection!!! Josh was back to
being.well.fun! And cute. See that? Get him away from Babe and Josh
is a whole new man! I thoroughly enjoyed those scenes between he and
Greens. Bravo! Well done! Can we have more of those kind of
scenes? Preferably a lot more. Thankyouverymuch!
Also twinkling this week were Tad and Palmer. How cute was Tad
playing with those... WTF were they? Squirrels?
Anyway, I love it when Michael E. Knight gets to cut a little loose
with his scenes - he sparkles! And Palmer?! His scenes with Adam
were a throwback to the good old days! Well done! Wish we could have
more of those!
Drat that Ryass Lavery for putting a clone nose on the loverly,
effervescent Emma! I swear, I could hear Kate Brown groaning from the
other side of the country!!!! (I hope this doesn't become a habit!)
Hopefully Annie will nip that particular Lavery trait in the bud.
Speaking of twinkling and sparkling (again). I just can't say enough
how much I love the Zendall family dynamic. Watching the scenes of
Spike's birthday party I was struck by the contrast between how people
treated Kendall before, and how they treat her now. Before, Kendall
was always the outcast, the unwelcome one, the odd girl out, unloved,
distrusted, scorned. Now? Her life is completely different! She has
family rallying around her to hold off the big (snort) bad Greenlee.
Jackson is even defending her against Greenlee's unrighteous anger.
Even Erica, who once couldn't be bothered to give Kendall the time of
day, much less her love, is now firmly behind Kendall. She's even
gushing about how great Kendall's life is. THAT? Floored me! Erica
can actually SEE how good Zach is for herdaughterKendall and
herdaughterKendall'sbaby?! Well, slap me thrice and hand me to my
mama!!! Kendall now has a great life. She has love, 1.5 children,
and a great (mebbe) career. Girfriend is a far cry from where she was
- even just a year ago. (Mental plea to TPTB: Let's keep it that
I am loving this! Until next time, drink up, me hearties. The rum's
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