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    Kiss And Tell.

    Friday, July 26 2013
    Silas tries to trick information out of Kiki, Britt wants to save face with Nikolas, and Brad wants Michael to kiss before he tells.

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    Posted by Scrimmage at Sunday, July 28 2013 09:12 PM

    Casey1 wrote: “To be fair to Maxie, she has attempted to tell Dante and Lulu the truth...”

    But she didn't, and no one stopped her. There were just untimely interruptions, but Maxie always chickened out. No matter what part she may unknowingly play in someone else's grand scheme, passing off her baby as Dante and Nulu's is all Maxie's idea. There's just no getting around that, and no matter how well intentioned she may be, her despicable plan is as terrible, if not worse than anything Franco, Heather, Helena, Jerry, Faison, or any other baddie has ever done on this show. She is keeping the truth from her dearest friends that she miscarried their child, and worse, is planning to allow them to believe they are soon going to be raising their own daughter. Maxie is also willfully hiding from Spinelli, her best friend in the world, the fact that she is carrying his child, and that she intends to abandon their child to be raised by others.

    Maxie is nobody's victim, and not only is SHE the one who is deliberately victimizing the people she loves the most, she is also planning on doing far worse to her own daughter than her own mother, Felicia ever did to her. It's amazing that she hasn't collapsed from the crushing weight of her own guilt. It's also a tribute to her portrayer, the remarkable Kirsten Storms, that she could maintain Maxie's likeability, and even make her appear sympathetic while she's in the middle of the meanest, most cold blooded and ruthless deception she's ever pulled on the show, and that's saying a lot.

    Posted by Scrimmage at Sunday, July 28 2013 09:55 PM

    Just to be clear about Britt, I don't want her to be “redeemed” in the sense that she'd become a nice person all of a sudden. I just want her to get past these adolescent games she's been playing with Sabrina and Drake Jr., and just be the best Dr. Britch WestNile she can be. I still want her to be a rude, demanding, consummate professional at work, and a cold hearted, tart-tongued snob, as long as we can still see a softer side to her when she's with Nikolas, because that what makes her interesting.

    If Britt was a man, they would just call her “assertive,” but since she's not, she's “The Britch.” Think about it. They've portrayed Britt as an ultra-competent, and driven doctor, with a distinct lack of compassion and people skills. In other words, she's the female equivalent of Dr. Slimas McClayBat. He's an @$$hole too, but since he's a brooding, darkly handsome man, his bad behavior is excused as his just being a “maverick, no-nonsense, take charge kind of guy who's not afraid to break the rules.” He's been every bit as manipulative as Britt in the short time he's been on the scene, but ever since he ditched the glasses and the pony tail, nobody calls him on it any more, and in fact, we're supposed to admire him for the same qualities we're supposed to find so distasteful in Britt. It's the old double standard.

    Now that I think about it, I'm looking forward to seeing how the two of them will interact as co-workers. That's going to be one heck of an attractive consult.

    Posted by Casey1 at Monday, July 29 2013 06:25 AM

    Scrimmage...Sometimes I try to place myself in a characters shoes, try to feel what they're feeling and the obstacles to doing what is right.
    I have felt that Maxie was genuine in her desire to help Lulu and Dante have a child of their own by being their surrogate and this is what's driving her indecision to do the right thing, despite her ever growing feelings for the baby she is carrying. Do I agree with her choice? No.
    I have to mention that we haven't missed what Spinelli's feelings would be about this baby, with his concern for Maxie's well being, his delight at learning Maxie is having a girl, to the sweet scenes at the Lamaze class. If Spinelli is involved in the birth of this baby in any way, he will have experienced what it feels like to be a father, without actually knowing he is a father.
    I'm torn how I would feel if it should be revealed after all this time that the baby really is Lulu and Dante's and not Spinelli's.

    As for Britt, I just want to see her get her comeuppance in this baby fiasco. If it means Nik turns against her when its revealed Lulu is affected, all the better.


    I'm on vacation this week if anybody wants to continue this discussion or any other character on GH. Lets keep the dialogue going in a respectful manner.

    Posted by Scrimmage at Monday, July 29 2013 09:16 AM

    Casey1 – There's no question that Maxie entered into this surrogacy with the purest of intentions, but that all changed as soon as she lost Dante and Nulu's baby. Sure, she can “justify” her decision by saying she doesn't want to devastate her friends with the painful truth, but as she has expressed on several occasions, her real motivation is to keep them from being disappointed in HER! She can't stand the idea of living down to everyone else's worse expectations, and validating the opinions of all those people who warned Dante and Nulu that Maxie wasn't responsible enough to be a surrogate, and she's willing to deceive them in the most heinous way possible to avoid that blight on her reputation. It's the second most selfish thing Maxie – a chronically selfish person – has ever done.

    The MOST selfish aspect of all this has been lost in all the talk about how Maxie is bonding with her unborn baby. I don't care how many conversations she has with Spixie, or how much she dances with her, Maxie has no intention of doing ANY of that stuff after the child is born. She has absolutely no interest in raising her own daughter, and she has concocted this horrible plan to allow her to completely avoid her parental responsibilities. She plans to kill two birds with one stone by dumping her inconvenient daughter on an unsuspecting Dante and Nulu simply to keep her reputation intact, and her career on the fast track. Maxie intends to be the ultimate “Deadbeat Mom,” and she makes Britt look like “Expectant Mother of the Year” by comparison. At least Britt intends to raise her child herself (with Patrick's help), instead of dumping it on Drake Jr or worse, giving it away to be raised by a completely unrelated couple.

    As for what Maxie's doing to Spinelli, she is robbing him of the anticipation of becoming a father for the first time, and no amount of “allowing” him to participate in her pregnancy in some small ways will ever make up for that. He will never get all these months back, just like Sam can't get back the first few months of Danny's life because of Heather. The difference is Maxie isn't crazy, which makes her treachery even more unforgivable.

    I don't see any way Maxie can avoid becoming the most reviled character on the show once the whole truth comes out. I can't believe TPTB have written her into a corner from which there is no escape, and I can't see how any good will come out of this. It's the most significant, and seemingly arbitrary destruction of a beloved character since Luke ran over Jake, and there's just no reason for it because it didn't have to be like this.

    Posted by Cynic at Monday, July 29 2013 10:19 AM

    Just been reading Parry Shen's (Brad) bio online. Wow! He really has an impressive resume. Actor, writer, producer, maganzine editor, and gives talks on acting to univesities. His character is far too good to waste. He is playing the role of the sleazy, destable little creep beautifully. Keep him around to put some interest into the show, espcially as part of the unholy trio, Britt, Mutter and Brad.

    Bring back Sean Donelly. Bring back Rick Lansing. Bring back Robert Scorpio.

    Posted by Casey1 at Monday, July 29 2013 10:19 AM

    Scrimmage..I think Maxie giving up her own child is a selfless act, not necessarily a selfish act. Carrying a baby, feeling it grow and move inside you can change any feelings a woman may have about being a parent and in Maxie's case I believe she would be an awesome mother and her career would become a means to support her child. Nowadays women can have both.
    Of course I feel bad for Spinelli, I'd be kidding myself if I didn't acknowledge how this will affect him if the truth comes out and equally worry about how this story will affect the character Maxie. I don't think it has to be a death sentence, if anybody can sell this story it's Kirsten Storms.

    Posted by Cynic at Monday, July 29 2013 10:28 AM

    Scrimmage assessed the situation regarding Britt being The Britch because she is a woman, rather than assertive if she were a man, perfectly. I like her and want to see her kick ass around the hospital. They need someone assertive in that place. She really lights up when nick appears on the scene.

    What are the none too bright Dante and Lulu going to do when their new baby forsakes her rattle and grabs the lap top and sets up her own Facebook page?

    Posted by lovesdogs980 at Monday, July 29 2013 10:35 AM

    Until Maxie's baby is born, the writer's can change their mind's and make the baby Lante's. The whole losing the baby and getting pregnant the same night was a big lie. This is the only way to not totally ruin Maxie's character. Otherwise I don't see any way for Maxie's character to remain on GH.

    Posted by Casey1 at Monday, July 29 2013 10:46 AM

    Cynic...I did read up on Parry Shen (Brad) and I don't know what age he's supposed to be on GH, but I would not peg him as the 40 year old he actually is.
    He's doing a great job portraying a creepy, almost stalker, gay guy.

    Posted by Casey1 at Monday, July 29 2013 10:54 AM

    Lovesdogs...That has been the biggest issue I have with this story, Maxie miscarrying and getting pregnant in less than 24 hours.

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