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Last dance, last chance for love?
For the Week of May 5, 2008
Nikolas finally said goodbye to Emily in her pretty peach gown with one last spin around the dance floor. Frankly, I was ready for her to ascend.
Nikolas finally said goodbye to Emily in her pretty peach gown with one last spin around the dance floor. Frankly, I was ready for her to ascend. The montage of Nik and Em's glory days was sweet - but it made me angry when I thought about what they wasted by letting her go. Their love story hasn't been the same since Emily's death, seeing as how she was a figment of his tumor ridden mind -I just couldn't connect with a love story that had such an obvious dead end. All the hype about it being the 'most romantic thing ever' worked for awhile, but as time wore on, it just became pathetic that Nik wouldn't try to get well. Maybe since Natalia has had so much practice dancing at Wyndemere balls she can get a gig at Dancing With the Stars. I wish her the best wherever she goes, she and Emily will be missed.

My clever reader Samantha Wolf had a good question: Why did Dr. Ian need to blackmail Kate for a million bucks when Nikolas just paid him 10 million for illegal drugs? Did he really burn through 10 million bucks in a month? He certainly wasn't spending it on his accommodations - he was staying in some flea ridden, rent by the hour motel. On top of his 10 million bucks was his doctor's salary which I bet is more than minimum wage, and the portion of money that Claudia paid him for his botched hit on Sonny.

Kate is stupid. If I were Kate, I would have yelled "Hey Sonny, I have the rat bastard that shot your son out here on the patio. Come get him!" But no, she wrote him a check, and not only a check, but one out of her Crimson Magazine account which is…drum roll… JAX's MONEY. Can you imagine what will happen when Carly finds out that Kate gave a million dollars of Jax's money to the man who shot her son to help him escape?

And she will find out of course, as Jackal P.I. is on the case. Spinelli probably never envisioned that the day would come where he would be the subject of a fight between the two Blonde Ones. Maxie deleted an email to make Lulu look bad, and of course computer chaos ensued that only Spinelli could solve. I have questions about this whole endeavor…

1) Wasn't the whole concept of this magazine supposed to be a 'down to earth' magazine for real women? If so, what's with the designer one of a kind couture dresses and such? I thought when she pitched it to Jax, she was trying to get away from her Kate Howard façade and back to her embracing her inner Connie-ness?

2) How bad would you have to hate someone to work for a shrew like Kate just to irk your fellow employee? Lulu has no interest in this job or in the field of fashion and puts up with Kate's snooty and high maintenance needs daily just to annoy Maxie? I would be SO out of there. Working for Kate is punishment enough for Maxie, IMHO.

3) Kate is starting a magazine with herself and 2 inexperienced errand girls and NO other staff? No writers, no photographers, no advertising department, no copy editors, nothing? Methinks she won't get very far at this rate.

Switching gears- Here's my vote for Best Scene of the Week: Carly humbling herself and apologizing to Elizabeth. For months now Carly has attacked Liz for keeping Jason away from Jake. But now that Michael has been shot, Carly has realized that Liz was the one who made the wiser choice, and she admitted it, out loud, to Elizabeth. She wished she had made the same choice to keep her kids away from the violence of Sonny and Jason's world and actually commends Liz for being a good Mom. I was wowed by this scene - very real and genuine. Someone please just give Laura Wright an Emmy now, okay???

Michael's shooting may actually be Carly's moment of epiphany (no, not the Sassy Nurse.) and she may see the world in a whole new way. So often we make the same mistakes over and over and never change our patterns. We don't understand why we keep ending up in the same predicaments. Here is the best thing I have ever read about this phenomenon….

"Autobiography In Five Short Chapters" by Portia Nelson


Chapter I
I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in.
I am lost ... I am helpless.
It isn't my fault.
It takes me forever to find a way out.


Chapter II I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I pretend I don't see it. I fall in again. I can't believe I am in the same place, but it isn't my fault. It still takes a long time to get out.

Chapter III I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I see it is there. I still fall in ... it's a habit. My eyes are open. I know where I am. It is my fault. I get out immediately.

Chapter IV I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I walk around it.

Chapter V I walk down another street."


Carly has finally opted to walk down another street, and is determined not to fall into that hole again and I am ever so proud of her. Sadly, Carly can't be in two places at one time, and is spending 24/7 at Michael's bedside at Morgan's expense. Thankfully Jax is watching out for him. Jax had a very sweet scene this week, the tender moments with Morgan where he decides he wants to officially adopt Carly's kids. He's trying to avoid falling into the hole, too.

On the flip side, Lucas Lorenzo Spencer wants to fall into the hole one more time. He's been warned by about 10 people now that he's in the middle of a mob war, and is paying no attention to the signs of danger, Anthony Zacchara came wheeling into the Haunted Star as a free man, thanks to Claudia's lies in the courtroom, and Luke finds himself partners with a madman.

Claudia is supposedly trying to lure Anthony into a false sense of security, but now that he kicked her out into the hallway to discuss business, all bets are off.

Have I mentioned how bored I am with constant the Mob crap? Yes, I think I have about a Gazillion times. Many of you have written me to say you fully agree, and would like to see more romance and less gunfire, but sadly, none of the decision makers seems to care what we think. Perhaps when everyone tunes out they'll notice. The most effective vote is the one you make with your feet, as they say, or in this case, with your remote. :

Robin certainly cares what Patrick thinks - but only because it irks her that Patrick thinks her Mom is hot. That kind of gives me hope as Finola Hughes is a year older than me, but alas, I don't parachute into people's backyards or anything. Patrick also used to think Nurse Leyla was hot, and by the way, of you haven't seen Iron Man yet, Nazanin Boniadi has a bit part on the film which is the only reason I mentioned Leyla.

Please, please, please tell me that Sam isn't going to get hooked on hydrocodone… That drug should be banned from the GH pharmacy - everyone who has ever been on it has become addicted. I have been on it myself in the past and it is quite a happy little pill, but when my pain was gone, I stopped taking them. I couldn't decide if Sam was going to become an addict, or try to blame Liz for giving her the wrong meds. Could go either way.

What will happen tomorrow dear readers? Will Liz make Lucky brownies for dinner, or has she learned a new recipe since they were married? Will Dr. Ian give himself Jerry's old face? Will Tracy take one of Sam's hydrocodones so she can stop worrying for 5 minutes? Will Max and Diane have a rendezvous at the same dumpy No-Tell Motel where Ian resides? Will Lulu give Twiggy her go-go dress back? Will Nadine have any puppets in her clown purse that will cheer up a prince who just lost his imaginary lover?

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