June 6, 2008By Danielle McClure Posted: Jun 6, 2008
Did anyone else think the scenes wherei GL's Rafe shot Jeffrey last week were a little anticlimactic and boring? I don't even think I heard the gunfire! I felt the same way when Gus had his motorcycle accident, mostly because it all happened off-screen. What could've been a shocking, nail-biting scene was more silly and contrived than anything else. The blood seeping from Jeffrey's wound didn't even look believable! Maybe it's a flaw with the new production model, but the big, soapy, stunning events in Springfield are totally lacking suspense and intensity these days. As a viewer, I don't feel engaged or anxious when I watch these dramatic events unfold like I do when I watch, say, GH or even AMC (Robert Gardner's shoot-'em-up scene at Jesse and Angie's wedding was thrilling and shocking). GL needs to find a better way to convey suspense because the "reality" of it is just falling flat.
On another note, several online fans, including the regulars who post on our soapoperadigest.com message forums (a shout-out is way overdue!) have also noted that nothing occurs at night anymore in Springfield. When Harley and Rafe covertly skipped town after the shooting, it would've been soooo much more believable if it had happened in the middle of the night. Instead, the delinquent duo headed for the border in the middle of the day! I also find it hard to believe that Daisy and Grady would plan to meet up in plain sight. Why they didn't decide to have their big reunion smooch INSIDE that old barn is beyond me. Shouldn't he at least be wearing a disguise or something?! Either way, I love that G, um, Grady is back and can't wait to see what happens when it all hits the fan and Cassie finds out he's Cyrus's brother. Set your recorders! It's certain to be good.