HomeTVGeneral HospitalGeneral Hospital Spoilers! Regan Cellura February 18, 2009 61 Comments Here’s the Scoop! 02.18.09 Robin and Patrick and the Post Partum Depression… It appears that Robin had a breakthrough and she even mentioned that she felt like herself again. Is the PPD storyline over and out? No. As I mentioned, Robin should be having another breakdown of sorts when Emma won’t settle down, leaving the crying baby with Patrick. Robin wants to return to work. Will the Scorpio – Drakes be in the market for a nanny? Will Robin seek treatment for her Post Partum? SPOILERS say she and Patrick will discuss it. Rebecca… Nikolas wants to know all he can, Rebecca is creeped out by Nikolas and Tracy isn’t so sure the Q’s should be involved with the Emily look-a-like. I’ve already dished on the possible Lucky-Rebecca stuff, she’ll be much comfortable with Lucky. Will we see another quad with Nikolas-Rebecca-Lucky-Elizabeth? All reports say LL2 is the story but they will be involved in the Nikolas-Rebecca storyline. Where’s Nadine? We say keep Claire Coffee and hook her up with Matt Hunter. Nikolas obviously forgot about his current girlfriend in favor of his dead fiancé’s look-a-like. Will we ever see Nadine again? The RUMOR was that Nadine would sort of just disappear from our screens. Does this mean the Nikadine fans will have no closure at all? Who MAY have some time with Matt Hunter? Rebecca! SPOILERS say that Rebecca will appreciate that Matt is one of the only people in town who has no ties or memories of Emily Quartermaine. Will Rebecca’s tie to Nikolas only be because of her resemblance to Emily? Remember, when the Rebecca RUMORS first started, she was supposed to be this bad girl who’s working for the bad guys. What if she’s an undercover agent working for the same people who hijacked the Equinox shipment? What if Rebecca needs the patent that Nikolas now owns? What if they knew Rebecca looked like Emily and that’s why she was sent to Port Charles? I posed the question yesterday… Who likes Ethan Lovett? I appreciate the input. Some mentioned they liked him because he had no mob ties. Another poster liked that the character of Ethan has an air of mystery to him that has most stumped. And yet another DC member said they liked that Ethan MAY have ties to Luke and/or Robert. As I mentioned yesterday, I’m not a fan of the character and couldn’t understand why so many online reports say he’s a hit with the fans and the execs. The mob… we’re all sick of the excessiveness of the mob but do we really know enough about Ethan to be certain he has no mob ties? In Guza’s world, everything leads back to the mob. The mystery… yes, the character of Ethan has a few of us stumped but is that enough of a reason to like the newbie? And finally, the possibility… the possibility that Ethan Lovett is a Spencer or a Scorpio. I’ve said it before, they better make my Ethan watching worth my time and the only way they could do that is by tying him to the Spencers or Scorpios. However, a word of caution… the way the Spencers are written, do we really want another Spencer? I’m hoping that Ethan turns out to be a Scorpio. Now the RUMORS… or is it Fanfic? Where are my General Hospital fans that are also Guiding Light fans? I may need a little help weeding through this one. There is some CHATTER that Ethan’s storyline MAY be similar to Jonathan’s on Guiding Light. This RUMOR/FANFIC says that Ethan doesn’t know who his father is, the most likely candidates being Robert and Luke. Here’s where the Guiding Light comparison kicks in. Now that Ethan’s met Luke Spencer, he’s pretty sure, this is daddy dearest but it looks like Ethan MAY not be in town to develop a fatherly bond with Luke. He’s there to exact a little revenge on dear old dad. What better way than to turn the charm on Lulu and string her along. SPOILER or ridiculous FanFic? And GL fans, can someone fill me in on what happened with Jonathan? Is Jason and Sonny’s reunion because they cut a deal? Could Sonny be willing to help find ZaCrazy only because he gets something from Jason in return? Don’t forget, SPOILERS say it is uncovered that Agent Rayner has ties to Equinox and the bad dudes. Sonny and Jason SHOULD be working together when this is all uncovered and Winnie SHOULD play a role. Will Sam? RUMORS have her working with them to locate ZaCrazy who turns up in Sonny’s living room holding Claudia as his hostage and teasing his daughter over her feelings for her husband. Sam should also be helping Sonny and Company with exposing Rayner’s ties thus getting Spinelli out of hot water with the Feds. Say it isn’t so! I love me some Kirsten Storms (Maxie). I love her with Spinelli, I love her with Johnny, I love the little vixen she is and I love that she’s the character you love to hate but just can’t stop loving. WORD is, Ms. Storms has landed herself a pilot. According to the RUMORS, Kirsten had to pull out of a personal appearance due to the filming of the pilot. She’s a great actress and deserves to make advancements in her career but I love me some Maxie and cannot imagine General Hospital without Kirsten. I’ve been a bitter Betty of a GH fan these days. So when I see a decent episode I must give credit. It’s only fair, right? Yesterday wasn’t half bad. Mainly because we saw more interpersonal relationships going on. The down point? And I am sure you will all think it’s because of my dislike of Sam but remember, I love Jason. The down point for me was Jason and Sam searching for Spinelli. I am over the stunt part of the crisis. We have been in this same day for far too long and I really cannot handle it anymore. Loved Robin, Mac, Sonny, Patrick, Nikolas, Maxie, Winnie and Johnny. Hell, I even liked the Claudia scenes. I’ve mentioned my lack of interest in NotEmily but I did see a glimpse of potential. I used to be a Days of Our Lives watcher and one of my favorite storylines was Princess Gina is Hope. IF General Hospital was to go down that route, I’d be all for it. Naturally, it would need to be written well and you all know I have very little faith in these writers. In terms of the Rebecca storyline, I like that her resemblance to Emily is right out there and not explained away in some ridiculous soap way. What I don’t care for is how Rebecca is being played. RANDOM and CRAZY RUMORS… Carly has a … Carly and Jax have a plan. Will Olivia factor in? Ethan moves in with the Q’s after Tracy bails him and Luke out. What about the RUMORS that Tracy leaves Luke in the slammer? That MAY be happening when the two are arrested, again. Maxie stakes her claims on Spin, take that Winnie! Jason talks about Elizabeth and Jake. Sonny tells Kate he has no plans to dee-vorce Claudia. A husband saves his wife. Patrick and Robin take a look at Michael. The Q’s get some play as both Edward and Monica want to know more about Rebecca. Maxie’s dream episode will air on February 24th. Kelly’s is reopening! YAY! Lucky suggests that Rebecca get a job as a waitress as the hospital will be under construction. Bruce Weitz and ZaCrazy are heading out of Port Charles. SPOILERS say Anthony Zacchara is headed for the slammer. Weitz has expressed that he would most likely retire after he is done at GH but it looks like the actor wouldn’t be opposed to a return to Port Chuck. 61 Responses LIASONADDICT February 18, 2009 I thought EmBecca got a job at GH? Log in to Reply MichaelKnight February 18, 2009 Not mentioned in this specific post, but re: Maxie stepping in for the model and saving the day at the Go Red benefit in the model’s dress… I certainly hope they have a seemstress on site and address the fact that the dress was made for a MODEL and that Maxie is all of 5′ on a good day and the dress has to be rebuilt immediately to fit her. I’m just sayin… Log in to Reply sueboo54321 February 18, 2009 I thought they were going to kill Zacrazy when Weitz left. I like that it leaves an opening for him to return. If Anthony is gone, doesn’t that leave Sonny in charge of his territory. Can’t Sonny and Jason just declare a truce and combine territories? I thought yesterday’s episode was better because most of the cast has gotten out of the hospital. I think the stunt has gone on way too long and the trio still left inside is weighing down the rest of the show. The building is supposed to be burning and filled with smoke but they are still running around. They don’t seem to be out of breath or struggling with smoke inhalation. They made a point of saying that they needed to have a helicopter to rescue folks from the roof because the stairs were blocked. How many people have come down the stairs? Heck, Maxie and Johnny went up and down. Jason, Spinelli, and Sam are going to come down them as well. They really need to get this over with and hope the audience forgets it. Log in to Reply LuvSKate February 18, 2009 Well that was quite a summary of things to come. Thanks Regan. I dont care for Rebecca or Ethan – so none of that matters much to me. Ethan would be of some interest I guess if he were proved to be a Scorpio but only if they brought Tristan Rogers back to play a part in the storyline and I dont see that happening. Still can’t believe GH strung along Liason fans all last year with endless empty promises only to reunite LL2. I don’t recognize this show at all – and dont care for it at all. This time last year there was so much potential for SKate and Liason – now they have been destroyed. Sonny is once again the one dimensional Carly whipped mob fool. Totally not interested. Looks like the Claw is going to get whitewashed, Kate, despite being the victim, will be the bad guy and used to prop up the predictable Clauson pairing. I really hate all responsible for this outcome. In that long write up very little about my girl Kate nothing about Ric either. Hmm, why dont they just give us Kic and give me a reason to watch again. No Maxie? Wow. That would be a major loss. But good for KS! Log in to Reply Regan Cellura February 18, 2009 Killing Anthony off was a RUMOR but I am hoping he’s sent to Pentonville… Oh to have Scotty back just to hear him say sing-sing…. I would very much like to see Anthony return, even if it’s scenes of his kids or Sonny visiting him in prison and him screwing with them. I am not sure if the needed alterations will be addressed. The actual dress is up for auction and a size zero. Sorry it was such a long blog today but I went with pretty much everything I had. So be sure to have your salt boulders handy. Kate and Ric… there have been RUMORS of them teaming up for revenge. I like those even if it means Ric gets his brother’s cast-off, again. Poor Ric and Jax. Now, there are once again RUMORS that Kate could be exiting. There is also a RUMBLING that the Dante story has been dropped for now. NotEmily did get a job at GH but if you’ve noticed, GH is burning to the ground. She MAY need a job in the interim. Log in to Reply daisyclover1938 February 18, 2009 Oh there is no way they’re doing a Jonathan-like story for Ethan/Lulu! I can’t see it!! LOL. The short of it (as far as I can remember) – Jonathan came to town pissed and wanting revenge. He was Reva’s son (though at the time Sandy was masquerading as “Jonathan”). Anyway, he seduced his sweet virginal half-cousin Tammy as a form of revenge for Reva abandoning him. Tammy of course had no clue she was related to him. I can’t see them doing this with Lulu…she would be his half-sister!! UNLESS, he did it and *then* it was revealed that he’s really not Luke’s son. So they would get the shock value of the story, w/o *really* crossing the line. Log in to Reply Regan Cellura February 18, 2009 That COULD be what’s happening Daisy. Remember, I said the RUMOR/FANFIC says Ethan ASSUMES he’s Luke’s son after spending time with him. Log in to Reply GH LOVER February 18, 2009 Thank You Regan What do you know about Jason tallking about Jake and Liz tell us Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Also I really hope for GH that Kirsten Storms won’t leave she is great….. Please Kirsten don’t leave us ,I need you… I still don’t like Ethan he is boring and if he is Spencer I hope he won’t be Like Sucky and Lolo, please make him better , and if he is Scorpio- I am all for it Just because I want Robert and Anna and Mac scenes I love the Scorpio – Drakes Family scens, they are the ones who remind me that I am watching GH…. Log in to Reply LIASONADDICT February 18, 2009 LOL Regan yes I know GH is burning to the ground something that I am trying to block out of my mind I guess I don’t understand why an X-Ray tech would decide to work at a restaurant she could just work at Mercy until GH is rebuilt Mybe I’m just over thinking this since nothing else on this show has my interest….LOL Log in to Reply Regan Cellura February 18, 2009 Yeah…. I think you’re over thinking and obviously thinking it through more than the writers. LOL! Log in to Reply lrobinson01 February 18, 2009 I want to know where the writers are getting their inspiration from when they reuse the same ideas because obviously they don’t take the fans feedback into consideration. Liason is the best couple on daytime and they won’t give them a good story and I was wondering what does Guza and Fonz have against them. I am a strong supporter and based on all the fanfiction and other message boards we have been getting the word out but thay refuse to give us a little love in the afternoon. Luke is the only Spencer that entertains us, LuLu is not worth talking about, and Lucky is pathetic. Whose bright idea was it to make him into the person he is today, you would have thought he would have been exactly like Luke then maybe we can give him some credit. Elizabeth is such a good character and there so much potential but they waste her on Lucky. Having them revisit their supposedly great love for each other is screaming get Liz into some counseling because if Lucky is considered a better choice then the writers need counseling also. Having Sam and Jason get back together well lets just say do you know the characters you are writing for. Jason and Liz is suppose to move on and forget that they pledged the love to each other like they were never in love with each other…..please. Last but not least Jason walking away from his family………are you serious? Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin February 18, 2009 I liked the JaSam/Spin stuff yesterday. I thought BA was particularly good esp. showing his mounting fears. But thats just me. I like the growing dynamic with Clauson, but I want more ric thrown in to the mix. Please dont tell me CarJax will use Olivia as a surrogate. Jax will get all into hovering over Olivia blah blah blah..didnt they do this with Courtney and Elizabeth. Log in to Reply purplebraids February 18, 2009 If they did what Days did with Gina then maybe I would lkie it but I don`t think Guza is all that smart to write storyline that good Regan ,Regan I to have problems with Notemily and Ethan the they both came into town during the crisis and the stunt with Luke and Ethan sorry didn`t enjoy it at all .And Notemily walking around and no one at all knew she was there was lame and crap and only until Nick or Jason saw her and being mad at people for thinking or saying she looks like to is even more lame . Log in to Reply disillusioned GH fan February 18, 2009 My opinion on the way the writers have handled the Spencers is that there was an attempt (a bad one) to make Lucky more like his mother, which is why we have this transformed straight laced, do the right thing kind of persona in him. With Lulu however, I feel as though they turned her into an early version of Carly, on roids, rather than making her more like her father. Good writing would have made Lulu her fathers daughter, imagine the conflict there between father and daughter? Liason, IMO, was never much of a thrill for me, so the fact that it fizzled doesn’t sadden me. Elizabeth belongs with Lucky, but then, ever since Elizabeth lied about her pregnancy and the way it was portrayed, I have less of a likeness for this character. I think Brian Fronz wants Jason and Sam as the super couple on the show and for that reason only, are they being put back together. My opinion, Jason/Steve Burton has been overused and I’d not shed a tear if he eventually left the canvas– and he can take Sonny and Carly with him! Ethan- maybe it’s because the poor writing that makes things transparent, to me at least, that I feel I could bet the farm on the fact he will eventually be outed as Robert and Holly’s child. There’s no way, historically, he could be Luke and Holly’s, so I think that’s where he will land in the end. What they do between now and the revelation remains to be seen, but I find myself more interested in this storyline, than this whole toxic ball, hospital destruction storyline. Regan, if you made it this far, my question to you is this: If it is so widely reported that the critics and the fans of GH are disillusioned with the show and it’s writers, along with the fact the ratings remain flat even during so called sweeps, why aren’t we hearing rumblings of a Guza and Phelps firing? Aren’t we overdue for some good news about a writing overhaul? The fact they brought his wife on board makes my skin crawl and my blood pressure go up!! ghrrr Log in to Reply Johnathon February 18, 2009 Jammy has been done, lets not redo it on GH, and lets not redo it with a super unpopular character/actor who I do not see ever becoming TP popular. Is it wrong that i am really hoing ABC/whoever does not pick up KS pilot? Seriously if Maxie is gone i am going to have a LOT of problems trying to watch this show lol. I love Maxie, and you know Brian Frons is going to do Matt/Maxie (YAYYYY) alot faster if he thinks KS is going to actually leave… *Runs away from Spixie fans* Anyways thanks for spoilers Regan Log in to Reply purplebraids February 18, 2009 Ok Regan I had to write again and ask about Dante and why they are having so many problems with the casting it shouldn`t matter that the character is in his 20`s or not you be a can have grow son that`s in there 20`s .My nephew will be 26 in May my sister hsd him in her teens and I are in early will won`t you give are ages but I have always wonder way people had are having hard see Sonny with 20 something son that he fathered in his teens . Log in to Reply Regan Cellura February 18, 2009 If it is so widely reported that the critics and the fans of GH are disillusioned with the show and it’s writers, along with the fact the ratings remain flat even during so called sweeps, why aren’t we hearing rumblings of a Guza and Phelps firing? Aren’t we overdue for some good news about a writing overhaul? The fact they brought his wife on board makes my skin crawl and my blood pressure go up!! ghrrr *************** I made it to the end! Great comments. Now as for your question, I truly believe that TPTB at GH listen very little to what the fans say. The ratings have had somewhat of a boost in what is considered the key demo and that may be all TIIC care about. I would take the news of Guza’s wife joining the writing team as a sign that for now, Bob guza isn’t going anywhere. Now, I have said this before and I will say it again. I don’t place all the blame at Bob’s feet. Brian Frons SHOULD be running ABC Daytime as a whole but it seems he’s more interested in steering the shows in the direction he wants them to go. Last time I checked, he’s not a writer. Maybe we’d be seeing a very different show if he didn’t meddle so much. Phelps…. I’m really not sure how much power she actually has. If Frons is meddling and Guza is writing, what exactly in Jill doing? I’m starting to wonder if Jill is left out a lot. But that’s just my observation/opinion. Ethan- maybe it’s because the poor writing that makes things transparent, to me at least, that I feel I could bet the farm on the fact he will eventually be outed as Robert and Holly’s child. There’s no way, historically, he could be Luke and Holly’s, so I think that’s where he will land in the end. ************* Now, history means very little to those writing GH these days. So if historically he can’t be Holly and Luke’s, I doubt that really matters to them and really this is a soap. I know I always call for more realistic storytelling but it is par for the course as a soap watcher to dispell reality. I feel the most story potential would be if Ethan was Robert’s. BUT, that would mean a return for Tristan MUST happen. Liason, IMO, was never much of a thrill for me, so the fact that it fizzled doesn’t sadden me. Elizabeth belongs with Lucky, but then, ever since Elizabeth lied about her pregnancy and the way it was portrayed, I have less of a likeness for this character. I think Brian Fronz wants Jason and Sam as the super couple on the show and for that reason only, are they being put back together. My opinion, Jason/Steve Burton has been overused and I’d not shed a tear if he eventually left the canvas– and he can take Sonny and Carly with him! *********** I never hide my Liason love but I understand when people don’t see what I see. I don’t see what JaSam fans see. I don’t agree that Elizabeth belongs with Lucky. The pair have a history that should not be ignored but I fear that both characters will be forgotten and I happen to love both Lucky and Elizabeth. I don’t see how anything original can come of the repairing. I would shed a tear if Steve leaves. I would shed a thousand tears. But you are right, he is way overused, the boy needs a Kendall Hart size break. Yes, EET, Bradford was great but it’s not enough for me. I am so bored with this crisis I could spit nails. Oh and please do not give anyone any surrogate ideas, as far as I know that’s not the "plan." Jammy has been done, lets not redo it on GH, and lets not redo it with a super unpopular character/actor who I do not see ever becoming TP popular. *********** Gh loves to recycle, even borrow someone else’s story. Log in to Reply Regan Cellura February 18, 2009 Dante… let’s grab those salt boulders again as there has been so much SPECULATION over Dante’s casting and the actual story sometimes I wonder how my head has not exploded. It was RUMORED that they wanted a big/bigger name for Dante. I mean this is Sonny Corinthos’s son (insert sarcasm here). Their attempts at casting a certain actor SUPPOSEDLY fell on deaf ears. Then same actor SUPPOSEDLY reconsidered. The LATEST was that the casting had been too difficult, translation: they couldn’t get a big name to sign on and they got the go ahead for the Michael comes out of his coma storyline. It MAY actually be a smart move on their part. The RUMOR has always been that the SORAS’d Michael and Dante would be at odds over dear old dad and by having Michael come out of his coma ahead of Dante’s arrival, they’ll give the viewers a chance to get acclimated to nuMichael. Plus, it COULD be that old line of ‘if you build it, they will come’ … if you build a good storyline with Michael and the right opportunity to bring Dante in, maybe that big name will sign on. Log in to Reply GH LOVER February 18, 2009 Sorry I don’t think Jason is overused………… I Do think that the Mob element is over used. I think if they would push Jason and Sonny from the mob in to the something different , it will improve everything, Like have them have normal life , Like a wife and kids…….. Steve can’t leave GH I don’t know what I will do without him, he is one of the main reasons I watch the show……………… Log in to Reply Regan Cellura February 18, 2009 Ok, I’ll give you that GH LOVER… how Jason is currently written is overused. I would probably be ok with how much screentime he gets if there was something different happening on my screen. But, the boy does need a break. The problem with GH is they rely on four characters to carry the whole show when they have a cast full of talent and whole bunch of interesting characters. I would love nothing more than for Ric to be front and center in a great storyline. Or for Monica to be a major role in a really good hospital storyline. Or for Mac, Lucky and Harper to play real police men and crack a case. Log in to Reply GH LOVER February 18, 2009 I agree with You Regan, I do want see more Q’s , I want to see more scenes like yesterday wih Mac,Robin and Patrick… And of course Ric, I want to see him with a storyline that dosent involved hia hatred to Jason and Sonny.. cos’ the scne with Sonny and Claudia and Ric was getting BORING…… About Jason I agree with you, I read the spoilers about Jason for the coming weeks And I got bored, it’s just about him working with Sam and the mob and not about his personal Life.. When there was Liason it got more interesting!!!! And Stone could does need a break….. Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin February 18, 2009 Regan I can’t agree with you on that one. There was a list of “airhogs” just like a month ago and yes, the big 3 of course made the list, but so did Johnny, lulu, elizabeth, Claudia, Spinelli and I think Maxie. Sam was nowhere near the top of that list. I think the issue isnt that its the same 3, its more like the same 8, but that past that 8-10 characters the drop off is severe. To me, the drop off is the problem. Log in to Reply Regan Cellura February 18, 2009 Playing both sides? In SID GUZA says, Jason and Elizabeth will TRY "to keep their distance" emphasis on the word try and that Jason and Sam will "make an effort to keep it professional." Ric and Kate SHOULD be getting some time. Ric will once again be all about getting big bad brother Sonny and now he’ll have a partner in his revenge. The hunt for Anthony takes Sam and Jason on the road. ZaCrazy wants cash for his hostage. Will Sonny pay up? A triangle for GH? Don’t make me laugh! BUT they are suggesting that’s whats happening with Nik, Rebecca and Lucky. Then of course in the same story they have Liason and JaSam and LL2…. Log in to Reply OldGHFan February 18, 2009 I agree to get the most storyline potential, Ethan needs to be the son of Robert and Holly. I can actually see GH bringing back both Tristan and Emma (let’s not forget Emma too!) in the future for a sweeps event. But I can also see TPTB dragging this out and not bringing them back for a while. I guess we’ll see. Log in to Reply daisyclover1938 February 18, 2009 If Frons is meddling and Guza is writing, what exactly in Jill doing? I’m starting to wonder if Jill is left out a lot Well to be fair, *someone* needed to meddle. GH has been going downhill for awhile and things needed to be changed – *hopefully* they’ll change for the better. I’m thinking it’s basically Frons meddles or Guza gets canned. Guza is capable of great storytelling, so hopefully he’ll get his groove back. Personally, I want a co-head writer for him… As for Jill, I guess there’s no way to know for sure how and in what way she’s involved. However, I did read a recent interview with Natalia L. where she specifically said that Guza and Jill came to her with this story idea (for her to return as Rebecca). So that to me indicates Jill is involved to a certain degree. It’s my understanding that for most shows it’s usually a team effort anyway (as far as story ideas, longterm vision of the show, etc). Log in to Reply Regan Cellura February 18, 2009 Actually… I just said four characters, I didn’t say Sam. But IF the RUMORS are correct, she will be higher up on the list of airhogs. I was thinking along the lines that currently the four getting written for the most are Spinelli, Maxie, Jason and Sonny. Robin and Patrick have gotten more with the current storyline and I don’t count them because they are really the only happiness on my screen so I’ll take that whenever I can get it. As for the meddling… I’m a strong believer in if you let someone do their job, they’re much better at it than if you meddle. Also, if you need to meddle so much maybe you should think about replacing him. Log in to Reply GH LOVER February 18, 2009 I hope that they Both Jason and Liz will fail in trying to ” keep their distance” Jason and Liz belong together!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also I hope that Sam and Jason will just work together well . and not stating to have feelings……… I hope that Becky and Lucky will be together so that Liz will be alone and will need Jason!!!!!!!! Log in to Reply Regan Cellura February 18, 2009 And really, I’m not seeing much improvement so the meddling isn’t working IMO. Yes, yesterday was a better episode but one good apple in a basket of shitty ones is still a basket of shitty apples. Log in to Reply daisyclover1938 February 18, 2009 So Regan, do you feel that TPTB should have either just let Guza run GH down to the ground (because let’s face it, if we go by comments written on here for the last year – it’s almost all – “Guza SUCKS” “The show SUCKS”) or TPTB should have fired him. You don’t feel like TPTB may have been right to try something different with the show (shake things up so to speak) and see if that yields any improvements? Plus, even if TPTB decided to fire Guza, when hiring a new Head Writer, they still would have discussed where the show was going and what stories would be told, so the same stories may very well have been playing on our screens. My point I guess is that as far as I know Head Writers never have carte blanche…so I’m not sure why you are so against the meddling when that seems to be par for the course, especially on shows that are doing badly. Log in to Reply crazy4gh February 18, 2009 “Playing both sides? In SID GUZA says, Jason and Elizabeth will TRY “to keep their distance” emphasis on the word try” Yeah, he is totally playing both sides cause that one stupid little quote in SID will keep me watching GH, just pathetic!! J) Log in to Reply GH LOVER February 18, 2009 You know One good thing happend in the Stupip storyline with theGH , Patrick was the hero and Not Jason !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jason helped , but Patrick was the main hero So maybe the things are not that bad.. Maybe not…………… Log in to Reply Regan Cellura February 18, 2009 True Daisy… and I’m not saying that meddling to a certain degree isn’t par for the course. To me, whatever they’re doing or trying to do is not working so obviously the meddling isn’t working. Whatever changes they’ve made, are not working. Not for me. Not for a lot of fans if what I’m reading is their true feelings. RUMORS that Guza had X amount of time to get ratings up started over a year ago so I would say they’ve had that long to try and fix the problem. Yes a new writer would have to sit with TPTB and together they would map out a gameplan but a new writer also brings a new set of ideas. The current ones are recycled and washed up IMO. Do I think Guza sucks? I think he has his sucky moments. But he has also penned some of my favorites. I have always said he needs someone to balance him out. But if that’s not an option, then something has to give, somewhere. As far as I know, no writer has carte blanche. They all answer to someone. Log in to Reply LIASONADDICT February 18, 2009 “Playing both sides? In SID GUZA says, Jason and Elizabeth will TRY “to keep their distance” emphasis on the word try” Yeah, he is totally playing both sides cause that one stupid little quote in SID will keep me watching GH, just pathetic!! Crazy ********* ITA with u Crazy4gh , keep feeing us these little crumbs to pull us back in GH is that boyfriend u just can’t give up no matter how horrible he is to u Log in to Reply season1217 February 18, 2009 GH is that boyfriend u just can’t give up no matter how horrible he is to u Well, you all can keep Chris Brown. I’ve loooong since taken my umbrella and left the joint! Log in to Reply disillusioned GH fan February 18, 2009 Alright, I will cave on the Jason needs to go, to he needs to be used less, or at least he needs to be reinvented somehow. As he is now, I really can’t take him, but then I can’t take Sonny and Carly anymore either. When I see these 3, my annoyance level goes through the roof. With that said, I guess the next question is, if Guza has had a year to get the ratings up, has he succeeded by any measurable amount? You mention Regan that he did hit some key numbers with certain demographics, is that enough? And yes Regan, you are right that GH pays very little attention to the history of this show anymore, so who Ethan ends up belonging to could very well work all our last good nerves on implausible revisionist history, which has become a staple on this show. I remember the last stint Emma Samms (Holly) played during the, oh what was that with the monkey flu thing and they killed off Tony Jones?? It seemed very out of character from the ways we had last seen Holly before she departed GH as a regular. I could be very wrong about Tristan Rogers, but I sense he has no like for the current writing team over at GH proper, so I tend to wonder if he would return unless the story was to good to pass up. And would Emma Samms be willing after what they did with her last go around? Log in to Reply JasonMorganIsAHottie February 18, 2009 I thought Holly was arrested for getting her hands on the virus antidote (2006) and trying to sell it for a profit? If Holly is his Mum, maybe Ethan would be looking to avenge her arrest? I’m not sure yet what I think of Teethan, or his possible parentage eiher way, I think I’ll take 6 months to measure if I like him. If a WTD brings Tristan Rogers and/or Emma Samms back to the canvas, it would be interesting. Log in to Reply Regan Cellura February 18, 2009 It seems that (and this is going by the RUMORS that guza had a certain amount of time to get a ratings boost) that he did in fact get enough of a boost in those key demos to keep his job. Obviously, the hiring of his wife would also make one ASSUME that they currently have no plans to replace him. Log in to Reply daisyclover1938 February 18, 2009 “we can blame Maurice Bernard’s dimples for that” LOL!! Too funny engradypind BTW, the blogger Sara Bibel wrote a little bit about Alexis and Diane’s coversation during the toxic ball scare and I thought this was really funny: “Even their fun conversation was marred by what seemed like a contractually obligated conversation about Sonny’s sexual prowess. Given his romantic history, I’d say Sonny’s the one with truly toxic balls.” Log in to Reply jpp1975 February 18, 2009 I have accepted the end of Liason/re-birth of JaSam. But for the love of all that is holy, can’t they try Lucky/Rebecca and Liz/someone new/Ric/Nikolas? I love Greg V and Rebecca H, but LL2 is snoooooozeville to me. Log in to Reply kgbmc February 19, 2009 How about an Alexis/Lucky pairing? Log in to Reply sueboo54321 February 19, 2009 I don’t know if you are kidding kgbmc but I like the idea. It would give Alexis something and someone to do and I bet it would drive Luke a little crazy. I think he has always had a soft spot for Natasha and would be a little jealous. It might make Lucky more interesting as well. Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin February 19, 2009 Hey how about trying Ric and Rebecca. A woman without history with Sonny and yet it would drive Sason NUTS – just the idea of it LOL. BUT if rebecca nic isnt the end game why did they get rid of CC? Heck I have been wondering that even without that issue, as I think she would have been great with Matt. Either that or going the Leyla/Matt route would have been interesting. Log in to Reply LIASONADDICT February 19, 2009 Hey EET , I have to agree with u ( a first..lol) Ric n Rebecca pairing could be very good and interesting I think it would drive alot of people crazy Log in to Reply crazy4gh February 19, 2009 GH is that boyfriend u just can’t give up no matter how horrible he is to u LIASONADDICT, So true, so true!! Log in to Reply Regan Cellura February 19, 2009 katclaws… I MAY be wrong but I think only females were permitted to sign up in ABCD Insider at one point. Log in to Reply kgbmc February 19, 2009 I am not kidding about the Alexis/Lucky pairing. I think it would be interesting as well with Nik as her nephew/his brother. I love Alexis and I love potential of Lucky, just not the dumbing down of Lucky or the Lucky with Elizabeth. Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin February 19, 2009 Playing devils advocate here – advertisers pay for certain demographics. ABC didnt create that, the companies buying the advertising did. IF what people in those key demo ranges want to see a very different GH than what people outside of those key demo ranges want to see, wouldnt abc NEED to filter their participants to know spefically what their target wants? And if they dont do that, and dont succeed in the most important demos, then there will be less money to pay for the monicas and edwards and macs of the cast. We seem to bash on GH a lot without taking into consideration the business side of the equation. Yes, its a creative business, but its still a business. So I try to at least factor that in. This is why I bash the consistency, truthful and quality of the writing, as that for the most part is independent of the business demands. For example, you can write a decent toxic balls story using x number of contract characters or you can write a crappy toxic balls story where the inconsistencies dont hold up for the same number of contract characters. Log in to Reply morningstar67 February 19, 2009 Evening Regan. I loves the Jason and Sam scenes today. I feel like I am the only JaSam fan in here sometimes but I can’t stay away. The post make me laugh when the claws come out. I truly feel that if they had given Jason and Sam a more normal break up the I would feel less volital toward Liason. I have read on one site where LL2 is the story and come here and find where Liason will try to stay away from each other. The only thing the keeps me watching is the premise that Jason and Sam no longer hate each other. He actually seem to care about her today. Log in to Reply toytoy74 February 19, 2009 I was just thinking today watching Sonny and Kates scenes that it would be karmically wonderful if Kate and Ric teamed up to bring Sonny down only to fall in love. SONNY WOULD DIE!!!!! I think it would be icing on the cake if he found out on the same day that he learned his beloved wife Claudia put his son in a coma. I know it is just a fantasy and nothing this complex or interesting could ever be pulled off right by Guza. GH is so ridiculous recently that I was actually dreaming up that scenario…WHILE WATCHING GH!!!Frons and Guza must have a side deal with Duracell because they keep remotes in constant use fast forwarding through all these EVENT storylines. I think everybody should do what Jamie said and just watch Y&R(OLTL IS HOT AS HELL NOW TOO!)If I were a betting woman i’d say that Frons must have an interest with GH and AMC right now because they smell of his ‘touches’. I hate to say it as a longtime GH watcher but i’m really into GL right now with the return of Grant Alexander. Even with that shotty camera work the stories are just better right now.I have NEVER in my life watched GL, if I wasn’t watching GH I was just not watching TV during that time of day. I still read the GH spoilers to see if i’m missing anything. I tune in today and get so bored that I make up a new PC in my head just to kill the noise of Sonny rambling on to whatever female victim is in the room with him at the moment. It’s just too sad. Log in to Reply ladyofthelake February 19, 2009 I’m not looking forword to Maxie’s dream eppy. I’m one of the few that hated the episode, thanksgiving right, about Robin’s dream. They are always dud eppys. Log in to Reply alex197923 February 19, 2009 I just can not see anyone else playing Maxie but Kirsten Storms!!! This role was made for her. Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin February 19, 2009 I loved todays epi. when Jason told spin and Sam that they would hold hands, not let go, keep going forward…and maxie saying I hope someone loves Spinelli enough to save him, that he doesn’t have family….and then watching Jason carry him and Sam breathe life into him…and then Spin being the last out and maxie rushing into his arms for a big kiss with Winnie watching…. That was AWESOME. And I loved Sonny’s resignation — realizing that he has to be with someone that really sees him. Olivia told both Sonny and Kate exactly that. Carly told them too, multiple times. Kate loves who sonny might have been if he hadnt lived the life he lived. She doesnt love him “as is” Sonny loves Kate, but I have always thought he loves the way she sees him. I thought MB played it just right, not even being able to look her in the eye as he told her he is staying with Claudia and the way it took him forever to actually tell Claudia that he wanted to stay married – I dont think he knew if she would say yes so he first said he would keep her in mind for business opportunities. Then you had Scrubs and Robin struggling with the fact that while Patrick was making all the right decisions, she was (in her own eyes) making all the wrong choices. The only thing that bugged me was Rebecca fawning about Jason saving her. i get nik is being stalker guy, but he did save her life she could be less angry about it. I could see some potential with her and Lucky though. Log in to Reply sueboo54321 February 19, 2009 “I loved todays epi. when Jason told spin and Sam that they would hold hands, not let go, keep going forward…and maxie saying I hope someone loves Spinelli enough to save him, that he doesn’t have family….and then watching Jason carry him and Sam breathe life into him…and then Spin being the last out and maxie rushing into his arms for a big kiss with Winnie watching…. ” I too loved that Spineli and Maxie got that soapy moment where they get to run into one another’s arms. Jason did tell Sam and Spinelli to hold hands and not let go. He grabbed her and trusted her to hold onto Spinelli’s hand but she didn’t. I wonder how long it took her to drop that hand. Log in to Reply LIASONADDICT February 19, 2009 Jason did tell Sam and Spinelli to hold hands and not let go. He grabbed her and trusted her to hold onto Spinelli’s hand but she didn’t. I wonder how long it took her to drop that hand. ******** Sueboo u r too funny….LOL Log in to Reply morningstar67 February 19, 2009 sueboo who’s to say that she let go maybe Spinelli let go of hers. Jason told them to keep moving forward no matter what. The important thing is that they all made it out. Log in to Reply samfan February 19, 2009 I felt that the ending of the crisis with Jasam/Spin and then Maxie/Spin was perfection. It was well acted, very exciting and touching. I’m not looking for romance with Jason and Sam yet, but it’s starting to look that way. I thought Lucky’s total lack of concern for Sam was a slap in the faces of the Lusam fans. Kind of stupid actually. In addition, I thought the Scrubs reunion and closeness was awesome. As for Lucky and Rebecca, I kind of think the writers like to stir up a little angst for every couple…but, we all know that LL2 are coming. But, of course, this is gh and anything is possible. In a nutshell, I felt the crisis was filled with holes…but lots of humor and touching moments. There wasn’t one day that I didn’t say to myself…What? I guess there is that element of wanting things to always make sense, but in soapland..lots of things don’t make sense. I suppose we should just take it or leave it. I opt to take it. Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin February 19, 2009 I agree – the important thing is they made it out. Sue, your post doesnt even acknowledge that it was Sam’s cpr skills that brought him back and then she helped keep him from panicing and helped him to climb around the fire obstacle. Samfan, I opt in too! I didnt think the story was perfect, far from it, but it had a lot of really good moments. The bit with JaSam and Spixie was one of the better ones IMHO. Log in to Reply deedeedynamite February 19, 2009 They had to build up the suspense for the Spixie fans. There’s no doubt in my mind that Spinelli let go of Sam and not vice versa. I love Spinelli, but the boy is not known for following instructions. Log in to Reply engradypind February 18, 2009 As long as Guza and Frons have decision making power GH is not going to improve because it will continue with the “all mob all the time” focus. I hate the offal that GH has become. We can blame Maurice Bernard’s dimples for that. These days his dimples have to vie for space with the wrinkles. As old and used up as he is appearing these days (no amount of hair dye or Vitalis is going to remedy that) a 30-something son is not out of the question. I am not looking forward to a re-awakened Michael since that mean more Sonny and more Carly. Yuck! Log in to Reply katclaws February 19, 2009 “It seems that (and this is going by the RUMORS that guza had a certain amount of time to get a ratings boost) that he did in fact get enough of a boost in those key demos to keep his job.” This is part of what really bothers me–Key demographics! That speaks to me of the obvious ageism that GH continues to be guilty of. They blatantly kill off or bury veterans when they reach a certain age. ie, Alan, Monica, Bobbie, Edward, etc. And, recently on the abcd.com mb insider access survey, many peeps were denied access seemingly based on their age. (We compared notes at some of the fan websites–and that seemed to be a main reason they were denied) Many of those fans who still wanted to be included in the survery, deleted cookies, and had to LIE THRU THEIR TEETH, to get in & have their opinions heard! How fair & how accurate can a survey be, when they (tiic) are only willing to listen to the peeps THAT ONLY AGREE with them. TIIC seem to only want to hear what they want to hear. Do they not think that “older” woman/men don’t spend their consumer dollars at their advertisers/sponsors? I called the comment lines & Anne Sweeney to let them know about this survey & the next thing we knew, the insider access site was saying “they already reached their quota”. Well, how very convenient that abcd again denies ageism & sexism complaints. jmho Log in to Reply JasonMorganIsAHottie February 19, 2009 “I was just thinking today watching Sonny and Kates scenes that it would be karmically wonderful if Kate and Ric teamed up to bring Sonny down only to fall in love. SONNY WOULD DIE!!!!! I think it would be icing on the cake if he found out on the same day that he learned his beloved wife Claudia put his son in a coma.” ——— Toytoy74 ICAM. Not only the idea that Ric and Kate would fall in love, but redeem each other, complete each other, get married and all Sonny will end up with is alone and with his precious power. It would serve him right, and be high time for Ric to have a true love. Sonny is such a tool. 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