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GH Rundown for the week of November 23!
Last week was shortened due to the Thanksgiving holiday, but it was still a fun one filled with love, drama and lots of angst.
I’ll start with the Thanksgiving episode as I really enjoyed it. After all the doom and gloom surrounding Claudia’s death and the mystery surrounding Franco, the fun relaxed feeling of that episode was very welcomed. Aside from Maxie confessing to Lulu that she slept with Spinelli and the traditional Quartermaine pizza, we were treated to three fun set ups: Alexis and Mac, Carly and Jax, and Max and Diane. While it was great fun to see the first two couples’ kids, step kids and niece scheme to bring them together, Max and Diane are one of my favorite couples, so Spinelli and Milo conspiring to reunite them under Sonny’s orders was most entertaining for me. I mean, who can resist a plunger wielding, rubber glove wearing Max trying to look proud and unfazed when he saw Diane at the restaurant? Classic. Although, Morgan tinkering with Jax and Carly’s cars was cute and Sam’s line about Alexis never telling her who her father was while everyone explained to Lisa about Alexis’ disastrous history with men was pretty hilarious. I wonder if they will ever get to that piece of information.
The Franco Effect
I am enjoying the feel of the story, how Franco is getting under Jason’s skin and how he is causing many problems for Maxie, however, I’m still not all that fired up about James Franco, as part of me feels like he is acting like he thinks a soap actor should. Regardless, while I will feel bad for Spinelli when he finds out and I’m disappointed we didn’t get to see more of the unmarried couple be happy, having Maxie cheat on him with Franco is not all that far fetched in my opinion. As she keeps saying, she always finds a way to sabotage herself, not to mention, she’s always been attracted to the bad boy and she’s an impetuous, impressionable young lady, so it makes sense she would be drawn to the brooding, mysterious artist, even if he is a bit brutish. I believe she slept with him on impulse and not to get him to agree to the photo shoot. At least that’s what I hope.
Franco's scenes with Sonny, Luke, Max and Milo were interesting as well and I would like to see him mix it up with more of the cast. If for no other reason than to see the cast shine as they play off him. Hopefully we'll see more of that in the weeks to come. I also would like to see more humor in him. I realize it would have to be a bit sick and twisted, as it's already been established that's what he is, but I think the actor is better at comedy than drama, or at least that's how I prefer him anyway.
Lucky's on the Case
After he ran all over town telling anyone who would listen how Joey Limbo really died, he came to Sonny and had an impromptu heart to heart with his dad's old friend. I rather enjoyed this scene as they recalled their history while showing each other respect, even though they didn't agree with what side of the law the other was on. And of course it hinted at how Sonny might react upon learning his own son (that he doesn't know about) is a cop, which I can't wait for.
I have never had a problem with the violence on the show, or that the heroes are mobsters. I think I actually like that aspect of it, however, I do have a problem with Sam and Carly telling Jason he's a good man because he shoots people. Their argument is that he's just protecting those closest to him, but isn't he forced to do that because of the chain of events both he and Sonny put into motion by being in the mob in the first place? Turning a blind eye to his violent job is one thing, advocating and defending it is quite another.
That's all I got this time around. What did you think about last week's abbreviated events? Are you enjoying Franco? Did you like the Thanksgiving episode? Feel free to share your thoughts below!
- Lori Wilson
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