Guiding Light Weekly Blog
Blogging from the Beacon.
For the Week of October 6 – October 10.
Last week began on a light note with Jeffrey and Reva stranded by the side of the road. As he left for gas, she was forced to wait with a pair of bikers. They went back to town and had a barbecue and he got back to work. After that, they weren’t seen. It was sort of like being served an after dinner mint before the meal. The rest of the week was more mixed. The good news is that Alan is back to being his old self. Although he didn’t get too do much but grimace, and hire Grady to make Bill look bad in front of Lizzie, it’s good that he’s getting back to scheming. I missed the evil twinkle in his eye over the past few months.
Some often neglected relationships on the show are currently getting a little more air time, which is something to be glad about. Billy and Bill would be one, Billy and Vanessa would be another. Though I’ve never been a fan of rehashing relationships, I’m still happy to see them with more screen time and it’s good that they’re adding a little more meat to Bill’s relationship with his parents. Dinah, meanwhile, has returned to the paranoid mode that she has always been so good at. I’ve actually come to enjoy her interaction with Grady over the past few weeks. Hopefully it will push her back to the more merciless person she once was. She’s become too soft over the past few years.
Much of the past week, however, was once again devoted Lizzie and Bill attempted to work together on their deal with Decker, without whom, apparently, no business deal can happen. (So why don’t they give him more of a plot?) Dinah enlisted Grady to try and get in the way. Considering how combustible Dinah knows the couple are, it’s a wonder she’s trying so hard. Grady stepped over the line and abducted Lizzie, holding her captive in the basement of the TV studio. At first Dinah as appalled, but when this managed to alienate Bill from Lizzie once again, she became impressed. Once again, Lizzie was roughed up with gagging and choking and the other unfortunate things that seem to happen to her so often. I’m getting rather tired of seeing this, but I suppose even Grady wasn’t nearly as abusive to her as Jonathan was, or Bill is, even if Bill’s abuse is purely emotional.
Kidnappings used to be a pretty common plot device, for awhile they were even the central plot device, but it's been awhile since they had one. I know that some viewers feel like the plot of the show has been kidnapped and is being held for ransom somewhere, but...
Olivia and Natalia continued to bicker about who is really more selfish and who actually cares about the other. I know a lot of people have heard the rumor that they'll be developing a romantic relationship, which, really, has already been hinted at for months. I'm not saying anything more until it goes further.
Harley's house also got a lot more play this week. The Coopers reminisced about it after Clayton bought it. They invited the Boudreaus over to help them say goodbye to it. Felecia saw how miserable Marina looked and backed out on the deal. Mallet turned around and bought it for her as a surprise. As an added bonus, he asks Daisy to move in with them. It's quite a leap in their relationship. He and Dinah barely lived together when they were married. I don't know, I just can't get enthusiastic about this on any level. At least they finished painting the inside.
But what was the highlight of the week? For me, it was the dog. Seeing Grady and Alan interact with the dog was strangely amusing. I don't know why exactly. The dog isn't that cute, but watching it sit at the dining room table and act oblivious to everything was, on some level, the most peculiar, yet least convoluted, thing that went on.
Anyway, those were my thoughts about last week. Please feel free to leave your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below and remember that this is all in fun.