It seems as though the hot spot in Springfield is at the police station these days. Not only do all of the criminal element reside there, but nearly anyone can walk in and out of the place without a backwards glance! Just how secure IS this town?
First we have Reva. Accused of murdering Edmund Winslow (albeit no one's favorite person), Reva has walk in visitors throughout her 24-hour stay. Sure, Jeffrey is her husband/lawyer, but Shayne, Dinah and Marina (with baby Colin) all paraded through as well? Come on! Not that I think she did it...
And it's not just the visitors. Let's just go ask the detectives in charge about the case. What do you have? What are you doing? When are you going to let Reva out? Seriously? There were a lot more - realistic - ways to get this story moving. Just show Mallet conducting the search of Cross Creek and finding (of course) the murder weapon conveniently in Reva's trunk. Not that I've ever thought about such things, but I'm pretty sure I'd get rid of the bloody murder weapon right away...
Of course, Reva didn't do it - we all know that. The case was just too neat and tidy - especially for someone as hated as the Dark Prince. But this week the story has a few more twists when Cross Creek gets some new decorations via a vandal and the Dark Prince himself goes AWOL...
Once Reva got sprung, it was time for James Spaulding to finally start paying for his crimes. I've made no bones about this character making me want to bonk him upside his head. But Beth WANTS Phillip to go to jail for their son? Yes, I know, James is her son. But he is #1 an adult - capable of making his own decisions and # 2 - a CRIMINAL who defrauded people out of lots of money. Sure, the Spauldings can (I guess) replace it) but the crime still happened. And framing Bill for it means that his relationship with Lizzie just got ramped up another notch.
Yes, I know poor (!) James grew up getting the shaft from his super-rich family. He wasn't conceived to save Lizzie, although it did work out that he helped her beat leukemia. But no matter how bad you think your life is, there comes a time when you have to stand up and take control of your own actions. As my dad always said, no one's life is the "Brady Bunch", all neatly wrapped up in 30 minutes...
And who could be joining James in a cell soon? New/old Springfield PD officer Remington Beaudreaux. Sure, Remy did a great thing by helping his family (defrauded by James Spaulding) but selling stolen diamonds to some shady guy at Tower's Bar? And Christina naively thinks he bought the diamond for her? On what salary? This week she'll get a little more 4-1-1 on the diamond, but how will she react? And what will happen once Cyrus and his shady lady partner learn where the stones can be found?
Why is no one instantly suspicious of Cyrus returning to town when there are diamonds to be found? Is Frank so overwrought with the loss of Natalia that he gives the guy who broke Marina and Harley's heart a JOB? Are you kidding me? Or is Frank playing the hero and luring Cyrus into confessing what he knows about the gems? Probably the former and not the latter, but I'll be willing to give goofy old Frank the benefit of the doubt... for now.
It seems that some of these things will be sorted out this week. But how will it all turn out? I guess we'll have to stay tuned!!
For those of you who are continuing to write/call to save GL so I will continue to post the contact info here:
The Procter & Gamble Company
1 or 2, Procter & Gamble Plaza
Cincinnati, OH 45201
Phone: (513) 983-1100
Brian T. Cahill, Sr. VP, Managing Director for TeleVest Daytime Programs
Procter & Gamble Productions
World Wide Plaza
825 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10019
To contact Telenext directly:
Vice President, Media and Programming
Procter & Gamble
One Procter & Gamble Plaza
PO Box 599
Cincinnati, Ohio 45201-0599
I know that so many of you have written and posted about the cancellation and are doing everything possible to save the show. There are lots of stories about the show out there and we're trying to make sense of it all and find out where the show can go from here. I encourage all of you to keep writing and calling, posting on message boards and asking your friends to do the same. My Facebook account is G L Scoop so please introduce yourself and join the group "Keep the Light Shining - Save Guiding Light" at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=67476745670&ref=ts. The more traffic on this, and any board, the better!! There are a number of groups out there on Facebook and other sites, so please let your voices be heard. I've put together a comprehensive list on the Facebook page but if you have any new or updated info, please send it to me! We need to all work together to show the networks that GL fans are serious about saving the show!!
There is also a new postcard campaign going on to save GL and I encourage all of you to please send along as many postcards as you can to these addresses:
500 S. Buena Vista St.
Burbank, CA 91521-6078
P: (818) 560-1000
F: (818) 560-1930
TV Land Viewer Services
New York, NY 10036
P: (212) 846-2550
Lauren Zalaznick President, Women's Lifestyle Networks, NBC Universal (including Oxygen and Bravo)
Oxygen Media LLC
75 9th Ave
New York, NY 10011
NEW YORK (Headquarters - Postcards only, please)
World Wide Plaza
309 W 49th St
New York, NY 10019
T: (212) 424-7000
Whether or not we know how this story - and this show ends, it is important for all of us to stay focused on working to promote the show in a positive light for as long as we can...
Together We Can...Keep the Light Shining!