I used to love Laura, but the last time she awoke it seemed flat. I don't know if it was the writing, the direction or if she just didn't put any heart in it, but I really don't care if she comes back. Its too bad. Almost everyone who made Gh what it was is gone.
The last time Laura was one was wasted. They didn't use her & the writing was (again) done badly. Sender off with Scotty was weired. But everything to do with the Spencers has been in the last number of years. Whoever is writing doresn seen to know them or researched them well at all. Its very sad, that one of the best families is being ruined.
I really can't see where they're going to go from here, but they are going to have to do something drastic or the Spencer's will only be on the side lines. Another core family disintergrates.
It's all about the return of some loved character, not about a good storyline. Unfortunately, the GH fans want substance with their returns. They want the characters to be interesting and not too different from the way they were when they left. Laura, Anna and Robert were brought back briefly and shipped out without making any difference. Luke has been kept around with no story line and has become someone that old fans don't like.
I certainly hope they change that. I used to tune in to see what Luke would do next. I guess as I aged so did he. Now basically he is nothing but an old drunk. Drinking is mostly what he talks about, now it's Ethan and Booze. SAD
Bring them back is great, but if they aren't going to use them then don't get my hopes up. Genie came back & it was nothing much. And really a big let down. not her fault, but the writers. One of my all time favorites comes back Trisitan Rogers ... & nothing. They did nothing with that wonderful man. How could they do that? I would have rather they just kept him wandering the world for the WSB then what they did when he did come back. Since they re-write history they could have just left Holly wherever she was for all I care.
Anna is about the only one that can come back briefly, do nothing, and still be entertaining to watch...jmo
The best for short in and out visits is Helena. Somehow she always is entertaining.
Is she really done again? If so why did they even bother?
When they bring back beloved characters, they're nothing more than plot devices for the current characters to use. They might as well be furniture. In this Luke/Ethan story, that is all Holly is. She's part of the puzzle of whether or not Ethan is Luke's son.As for bringing back Michael from his coma, it might even end up being worse than I predicted. I think it's going to be a bad redo of Jason's brain injury, with the added insult of making the Q's the bad guys who clearly have not learned from past mistakes. And, once again, Sonny gets to absolve his conscience with Michael & look like the good guy because he told Michael what happened while Carly is the bad guy because she dared to rest for 5 minutes & get pregnant while he was unconscious. Who is this kid & where did Michael go? Like I said, bad retelling of brain damaged Jason.
I'm really hoping that when he has time to digest what he's been told that he'll come around. From all I've read that's not going to happen, but they've been wrong before. (wishful thinking)
If the opinion of the audience matters at all, they'll change his attitude toward his mother before May is up. Noone really wants to sit through months of Michael bashing the one person in his life who did everything she could to protect him & get him the best medical care money can buy. None of them did anything to help that kid. Not Sonny, Jason or the Quartermaines. Now that she's done all the heavy lifting, everyone else is going to get Michael's love & attention? How is that entertaining? Especially with her health problem. Spoiled brat provokes Mommy into a stroke & miscarriage? Not something I want to watch. I'm surprised they didn't wake Michael up in time for Mother's Day to make the story that much more touching.
Carly protecting Michael. lol. She married a mobster who is an idiot, and let him adopt him. SHE brought him into this life with Sonny and no one else is to blame. I really, really do not understand why people like her. Michael would have been better off with the Q's. I will watch it, because I for one would like to see Carly get hers!
I disagree about Michael being better off with the Qs. I'd say it's about balanced with the danger of being with Sonny. Of the three children Monica raised, 2 were addicts & the third suffered permanent brain damage as a result of the drunk's irresponsible & dangerous behavior. Michael being in that house, if he'd survived his father's behavior, would have been just as spoiled & allowed to do whatever he pleased & would have probably inherited his father's alcoholism.Carly's situation now is nothing like it was when she had Michael. She has learned over the years what mistakes she's made & has worked to correct them. When I was speaking about her being the only one who worked to protect him & get him the help he needed, & believed he'd recover, I was referring to her behavior after Michael was shot. She got the papers for Sonny to sign renouncing his parental rights, she refused to give up when the doctors told her there was no hope for a recovery. I didn't see the Qs searching all over the world for specialists. I didn't see them seeking custody then. Now that she's done all the work, they come swooping in. He wasn't worth anything to them when he was in the coma, except as an excuse to berate Sonny for someone else's actions. And, Monica is a two-faced hypocrite. She was just talking to Bobbie & voicing concern for Carly's medical condition. Some concern! What does she think? Taking Carly's son away isn't going to make Carly sicker? She's a doctor so she knows better than that. They're behaving like the selfish people they are. They don't care about Michael. They care about fulfilling their own needs. Edward wants his precious heir & Monica's lonely & thinks Michael will fill that void. She's just replaced one addiction with another.
Quote:Carly protecting Michael. lol. She married a mobster who is an idiot, and let him adopt him. SHE brought him into this life with Sonny and no one else is to blame. I really, really do not understand why people like her. Michael would have been better off with the Q's. I will watch it, because I for one would like to see Carly get hers! Carly is the girl. Yea, she made her mistakes in the past but who on that show hasn't? If you are waiting for Carly to get hers you may be waiting a while. When she gets knocked down she jumps right back up before you can blink an eye. Now with Michael dogging her, she may be a slower getting up but imo this is the time she need to jump up quicker than ever, grab him by the guaze circling his head and shake all of that spoiled azz brattiness out him.....jmo
Yesterdays scenes were stupid. Michael telling Jason that he didn't understand what it was like to wake up and have everyone know more about his life than he does!!! Sonny telling Jason that he doesn't agree with the need to wait to tell Michael what has happened until he is a little stronger!!! Like Jason wasn't talking from his own experience!!!Everyone skirting the issue and looking guilty and making the whole situation worse.The Q's showing up and Edward acting like a total idiot. They plan to change his name back to Quartermaine!!! What planet are they on? Olivia opening her mouth again about things that are none of her business, especially when she doesn't know the whole story of Michael's birth. It's funny how everyone else is wrong for trying to keep their kids away from Sonny and the danger and she's not.Claudia showing up to interrogate Michael about what he knows. Is it the hormones causing her poor judgement or is she just stupid to the bone?Nobody calling Michael out for his treatment of Carly. He might just be waking from a coma, but someone needs to tell him how his mother has been there for him through this whole nightmare. Jason and Jax realize that something is going on here, but someone needs to get Lainie or some other shrink to help Michael through this before he kills his mother with his attitude.The only high point was Johnnie's apparent washing his hands of Claudia. She needs to be on her own for awhile.
I love Carly. I'm going to be upset if they have her get stresses out & loss another baby. Thats just wrong. Let her & Jax have a baby & be happy. But I don't think they will. I think they will let Michael treat her like crap, she loss another baby & Jax will blame her & Michael. This could & should have beein writing alot better. One more thing. They aged him, so instead of saying he was shot last year use another words. A long time ago or something. He looks a lot more than a year older. If they are going to keep him as a brat then why not keep Cash. He was more aged right for a spolid brat.
I haven't watched yet. Probably won't until the weekend. But just from reading your comment I can tell I'm bout to get pissed again. Which is why I always DVR it, so I can watch it whenever. And I'm going to go ahead and totally agree with you on every single word, especially the Carly part.
I am not liking the way this story line is going. This is not how people react when a loved one comes out of a coma...not even for a soap opera...it's over the top. Edward running around spewing Michael is a Quartermaine blah blah blah.Oh, and Michael saying to Carly."I see Jason still fights you battles for you." Are you fricken kidding me. That is not someting that Michael would say, coma or not...it's just not believeable to me. I don't care if they say the character has changed because of the coma, it don't buy it, plain and simple. I hate the fact that Michael is being a brat. Why? Why? Why? I hope this is short lived.
I just read all the recent posts and have nothing new to add except that I whole heartedly agree. I hope TPTB take a good look now and see where this is going because I don't think the outcome is something I will enjoy watching. Drama is one thing this is redicolous.
Quote:I am not liking the way this story line is going. This is not how people react when a loved one comes out of a coma...not even for a soap opera...it's over the top. Edward running around spewing Michael is a Quartermaine blah blah blah.Oh, and Michael saying to Carly."I see Jason still fights you battles for you." Are you fricken kidding me. That is not someting that Michael would say, coma or not...it's just not believeable to me. I don't care if they say the character has changed because of the coma, it don't buy it, plain and simple. I hate the fact that Michael is being a brat. Why? Why? Why? I hope this is short lived. Yea but (and don't hate me for saying this Momx) Michael was always a brat. He just an adolescent one now.
Quote:Quote:I am not liking the way this story line is going. This is not how people react when a loved one comes out of a coma...not even for a soap opera...it's over the top.
Edward running around spewing Michael is a Quartermaine blah blah blah.
Oh, and Michael saying to Carly."I see Jason still fights you battles for you." Are you fricken kidding me. That is not someting that Michael would say, coma or not...it's just not believeable to me. I don't care if they say the character has changed because of the coma, it don't buy it, plain and simple. I hate the fact that Michael is being a brat. Why? Why? Why? I hope this is short lived.
Yea but (and don't hate me for saying this Momx) Michael was always a brat. He just an adolescent one now. I'm not mad at you Destiny...I guess it's because I know/knew him personally, so I have a soft spot for him, lol.
Okay, thats cool. But remember its the CHARACTER I'm talking about. Not the real life person, just the character Hollatcha girl
LOL...I know. I'm not that other person we "know" who makes us clarify to-a-tee that we are definelty talking about the character. I know for a fact that you would never diss an actor,
LOL....by the way guys, that special somebody we're talking about is on a different forum, not this one. Just thought I'd clear that up
What other forums are there?
All of the soaps has their own forums, unless forum is not the right word. Anyway, in addition to this one (GH), there's B&B, AMC, Days of Our Lives,
I almost hurled watching Sonny's self-serving explanation of what happened. He never mentioned that it was Kate he ran to protect. It's all great that he told him he failed him & he shouldn't have taken him there, but he could've taken the oppurtunity to come completely clean with him instead of picking & choosing what he'd tell him. If you're going to tell the kid what happened, tell him everything.He should've taken that oppurtunity to tell Michael why everyone is fussing over Carly. None of them told him that stress could kill her. All Jax said was that she was pregnant. He could have also pointed out that Carly's the one person who never gave up on Michael. But, he didn't.I sincerely hope that when Michael realizes that for all his teary breast beating, Sonny did not sit at Michael's bedside everyday. I want to see Michael's reaction to the fact that while he was in that coma, his father got engaged to & almost married Kate, broke up with her & married & empregnated the woman who is responsible for him losing a year of his life. Have him learn this while he's whining & bashing Carly for not being at his bedside 24 hours a day. Even better, have him learn it when Kelly puts her foot down & insists Carly stay away from him for the health of herself & her baby. Maybe then he'll lose the attitude.
I missed today, did Michael act even worse?
No, but he didn't act any better either. He's still pouting because his mother got pregnant. They can say this is from the brain injury, but according to the test results, Michael's fine. These personality changes show up in the tests he ran so it appears to me that Michael's just being his usual charming self. Everything's fine as long as I'm the center of your universe. The fact that Carly had a life while he was asleep is wrong because he wasn't at the center of it.
But he was at the center almost everything she did or said the name Michael came up for the last year. I don't remember 1 conversation she had with anyone that his name didn't come up even once. And if he's mad a Carly for actually doing something other than sit at his bedside for the last year then he should be really upset at Sonny, not only is he going to be a dad again (replacing Michael?)-seems to be his line of thought, but he also got married to his enemy's daughter if that's not going on with life than I don't know what is.
Yeah. I want to see his reaction to the fact that Sonny's married to his enemy's daughter & she's pregnant. Then, find out she's the reason he lost a year of his life. All this, while he's breaking his mother's heart for something that isn't true. If Lulu wasn't such a moron, Carly would've been there first. She called Carly's cell phone number & didn't get an answer so instead of calling the house phone, she just went ahead & called Sonny.
At least she didn't fill michael in with her version of the last years events (remember she was involved with that logan thing and johnny and her dad amost dying and her mom waking up, so her memory of the last year or so is not what was happening with michael or his parents. (sorry about small letters a kitten is asleep on my other arm
Yeah. It's one of the reasons I was annoyed that she was the one at Michael's bedside. If it had to be someone other than his parents, why couldn't it have been Jason or even the nuKristina? Why did it have to be someone who is so self-absorbed that she didn't even know he was having surgery until after it was over & half the town knew before her?
I think Carly said it best when after Jax finally convinced her to go home , Lulu called to tell her about Michael, and Carly turned her phone off and said that she couldn't deal with Lulu's problem right then. Does Lulu even know that she's pregnant ?
I don't think Lulu knows anything about it. She's spent the last couple of months pouting & whining over Maxie & Johnny. She was too busy with that to notice Carly except when she needed to actually have a person present for her melodrama with Maxie or Johnny. All Lulu thinks about is herself. She must be thrilled Michael's awake & has all his marbles. Now, she can go full throttle with monopolizing Carly's time with her problems.
Doesn't that girl have any friends, besides Maxie? If she hadn't acted like such a jealous child and tried to understand Johnny, her childhood wasn't all roses either, she might have been able to save the relationship. Anyway she has maxie and spinelli neigher of which are going to listen (again) so that leaves Carly and in her condition she doesn't need the added stress of Lulu's problems too. I can't wait til she finds out Johnny slept with Olivia.
Seriously did Michael say stuff happens when Sonny told him he was shot and it was his fault but he is furious with Carly for not being at his bed side and getting pregant? I am at a loss for words to describe my disappointment with the writers and story of this show who believed this would be great summer drama. Maybe if Michael was mad at Sonny or both his parents for bringing him into this mob life and chose the Q's I could understand but Sonny smells like a rose and Carly is the bad guy!!!!!! I just don't get it!!!! Oh yeah I forgot Sonny can do no wrong and everyone loves the character of Claudia!!!
That is going to be funny! Imagine, with her conceit, how she'll feel. I think it's just what she needs. She never did really try to understand Johnny. She always expected him to react like her brothers would. Like normal people would. The thing is Johnny's not a normal person. His childhood, even if his father wasn't nuts, could never be normal. So, how could his adulthood? She should have given him a way to talk to her instead of assuming things. She based her knowlege of what it's like to grow up in a mob family on her father's glorified stories of the good old days & from the limited amount of Sonny's life that she's seen. You can't compare them. They're two different worlds.
You're kidding, did michael really say "stuff happens"?The only thing I can think that the scripts are so dumb is that they are dumbing it down for summer. It seems like everywhere I look I see something explained , etc. that should and always has been just plain common sense, like TPTB and not just on tv, seem to think that people are getting dumber so they've lowered the standards.
Yes, he did. He was so understanding of poor tortured Sonny. But, he pretended to be asleep when Carly came in & bared her soul. Told him all the things she'd said before & he just laid there. He didn't even open his eyes until she left the room. But, he heard everything she said so if he's still being nasty to her after this, it's because he wants to be not because he's full of doubt.
He's acting like a real "donkey"! They had better be leading into some storyline that needs him to hate his mother instead of just being nasty.
Could not believe that Sonny didn't straighten Michael out about his mother. His edited version of the past year's events was creative to say the least. Hopefully Michael will talk to Jason or someone else with no agenda to have all of those "little" gaps filled in. Maybe Kate could tell her part in it.Can't wait till Claudia shows up. Would be neat if while she's talking to Michael her voice triggers memories of the things she told him while he was in the coma. Would be even better if there were other people in the room at the time.
That would be nice but at this point I see her getting away with it, although with as squirrly as she's been maybe the worry ( about getting caught), her hormones, etc. will drive her to the looney bin right next to dear old dad.
We can only hope.
What a treat that would be. Claudia hauled away in a straight jacket, kicking, screaming, calling for Johnny to save her and then threatening people. And as they take her down the hall to her own private padded room, she passes her dad, who of course is watching and laughing as hard as he can. And to top it all off they can't give her anything to calm her down, it's not good for the baby.
You are good!!!!
I even suprised myself with that one. It was hard to type I was laughing so hard. But if only that would happen...
That would make it almost worthwhile to go through all of the other stuff. I love how they had Patrick tell Michael to shut it when he was fighting with his mother. He was the only one besides Jax who had the sense to realize Michael's attitude is dangerous to Carly. And, Sonny is a total waste. He makes me almost as sick as his wife. He deserves to be stuck with her & for her to make him as miserable as possible. Why aren't the writers making Jason more involved? When he was talking to Sam, it was almost like he's afraid to talk to the kid. He's the one person Michael needs to talk to most besides a shrink. Jason's the only person around him who has any clue what he's going through.
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