I know it's kind of early to start complaining about the carnival, but...Okay, they've hyped up the thing with Edward getting dosed with the digitalis & he's supposedly going to plow his car into a crowd of mostly children, when he suffers his heart attack. How much more obvious could they be in the setup. Monica was worrying about him & fussing over him right after he got a clean bill of health from her trusted colleague, but she wasn't so worried she cancelled her trip. Then there's all his drinking & Andrea's constant & very visible attempts to dose his drinks. Not to mention Robin's concern for his safety & Patrick laughing at her, saying Andrea wasn't going to bludgeon him in a room full of people. Does that man read medical journals or murder mysteries? Doesn't he realize that people use poison as a weapon? And, again, like Monica, Robin's not so worried that she stops playing around & looks for Edward to warn him. Even when she sees him with his girlfriend, she's not too worried to interrupt their date, even though Andrea's also there.
Now, we also have the gunmen, who are presumably going to the carnival to murder innocent people so, once again, everyone in town can blame Sonny. The fact that Sonny is never the agressor in these situations is irrelevant. Then there's the coming attractions that indicate all the children go missing? Where are they? Who has them? And why do these things always happen to children on this show? This plus Edward's coronary equals OVERKILL!!!
The carnival is not a total disaster, though. There's been some great scenes. It's wonderful to see Sonny just out for the day with his kids, having fun. So, of course, the writers have to taint that. If Sonny smiles, or heaven forbid, laughs once in an episode, you can just bet he's about to be hit in the face with tragedy.
Back to the good stuff. Dante & Lulu's flirting is adorable. It's nice to see her flustered in a good way, for a change. They have terrific chemistry. It's also amusing to see how obvious it is that Dante's Sonny's son. He has so many of Sonny's mannerisms. The crossing himself & the arrogant swagger, not to mention the good sense of self deprecating humor. I'm just wondering when Carly's going to tell Olivia she figured it out already. If she hasn't, she will when Liv's falling apart over "Dominic" being hit by the car.
The "dunk a hunk" was adorable, too. Little Molly is a keeper. That little girl is a good actress.
Lastly, the scene with Spinelli & Sonny was worth the stupidity of him being dressed as a clown. The fact that it was him who made Sonny laugh was priceless, mainly because Spinelli's face broke into a wide grin at the thought that he made Sonny happy.
So far, I'm not impressed with their "big event". I guess it's wait & see. As for someone from one of the families dying, I really hope it's not one of the children. I'm tired of them maiming & torturing children on this show.