Regan Reax: Jake’s Hit And Run, Day One


If you caught me on Twitter after I finished up GH, you saw I promised to save my reaction for the blog. So here it is, Jake’s Hit and Run, Day One, what I liked, loved and would have done differently.

I readily admit that my thumb was on the fast forward button during certain scenes. Sorry Brenda (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo) and Sonny (Maurice Benard), your honeymoon plans and stupid giggles mean nothing to me. A baby is about to be run down and I wasn’t one of those people who gushed over your nuptials. I also could care less about your baby, Brenda. I did catch the snippet that Suzanne stashed the kid away with a family she met through ASEC; snooze, yawn. Brenda’s child does not interest me if it’s only a means to VMG's probable exit.

Now that I got the crap out of the way, let’s break it down. Steve Burton, Jonathan Jackson, Rebecca Herbst, Laura Wright, Ingo Rademacher, Tony Geary and yes, Chad Duell, great job! Actors do their THING with their eyes and faces. Anyone can spit out some lines. Bow down to Steve Burton (Jason Morgan) and those eyes. Jonathan Jackson (Lucky) is starting to give Mr. Burton a serious run for his money. Becky Herbst (Elizabeth Webber) shows true heartbreak like no other. Laura Wright (Carly Jacks) and Ingo Rademacher ‘s (Jax) scenes with Josslyn were fantastic and natural. Tony Geary (Luke Spencer) was fantastic and I would be remiss if I left out Chad Duell (Michael Corinthos III). Mr. Duell is definitely paying attention when playing with the big boys and learning.
 


I absolutely relish  these stories that give us organic scenes between fan favorites Jason and Robin (Kimberly McCullough). I LOVED that Luke blurted out the truth about Jake’s paternity to Tracy (Jane Elliot) and she immediately jumped to the Quartermaine connection. I thought it was smart of the writers to not have Michael tell Carly he was already at GH and why. As annoyed as I expected to be with Josslyn’s cancer diagnosis, I found it to be well done and I wasn’t mad at Terrel’s explanation of things.

I wouldn’t be me if there weren’t a few things I would have done differently. First and most importantly to me, I would have had AT LEAST one Jason and Elizabeth scene. This is their son. The parents of this child should have had a scene together about their son who is in critical condition and heading into emergency surgery. Does Elizabeth even know Jason is there? While I loved Tracy immediately making the Quartermaine connection, I was thouroughly annoyed that we didn’t see / get some indication that she immediately called Edward to tell him he has another heir. How awesome would it have been if Edward (John Ingle) walked up and silently sat down with Jason when he was alone after Michael left to be with Josslyn?

It’s a long weekend ahead of us to wait for inevitable. So far, I’ve been impressed with the guts, I’m still upset over the outcome. I had high hopes for Jake. There was story potential there for year's to come and because of this impulsive, if brilliantly-acted arc, we lose all of that.

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  1. Avatar of tardis1975
    tardis1975

    I feel the same. Where is monica? She could tell that swopped.child was.luckys but not.the fake spence her grandchild from a child she raised…shame on you guza. Oh well you all got rebecca back just had to sever all ties to jason…alls fair in love and guzanation

  2. Avatar of GH LOVER
    GH LOVER

    IA regan on every word!!

    On Jason not seeing Liz,I wasn’t happy w/Steve also I felt that Jason will not bring more pain to Liz.
    BUT I have to say that I felt that it was the writers attempt to isolate Jason in this story,Jason always was alone w/this Jake SL,when Jason brought Liz to GH, when she bleeding Jason was alone looking at Jake’s birth…
    he always was the outside.. so now when Jake’s dying Jason still is the outsider…

    and again I hope hope we will have the Q’s there w/Bobbie and gram..

  3. Avatar of rebecca
    rebecca

    Actually i was bored with the whole episode. I was not even impressed with the acting except for Johnathan Jackson,who,like always,is the best actor in every scene he is in. I wish they could give JMB a story like this (like Lulu having a miscarriage) because she could do a better job.
    This whole thing seems like TIIC just slapped it together.Joss getting sick and diagnosed with cancer a few hours before Jake is hit is a obvious & STUPID plot point. I remember the BJ/Maxi transplant s/l.Maxi was sick & in the hospital for WEEKS before BJ was in the accident and the audience thought Maxi was going to die.Plus we got to see weeks of family members coming to the hospital to see Maxi (ironically Sonny & Brenda & Luke & Laura while she was pregnant with Lulu were among her visitors).It was really good angsty stuff.This is just CRAP

  4. Avatar of 96meimei
    96meimei

    I agree but not 100%. The S&B stuff was useless and needless–every car in PC on the road was totally stupid. I hate that this has become a whodunnit crap s/l.

    Becky–WOW! I felt her pain. I was pleasantly surprised with JJ because I’m not a fan, he didn’t over act for once. SBu did okay but his scenes of this nature are always the same, the expression on his face is interchangeable with any number of scenes he has done before, I wasn’t wowed by him but he pulled it off. The parents of the dying child not seeing each other was beyond asinine–the scene was not realistic in any way–no blood on Becky, no blood on little Jake’s shirt–thought that scene of her folding it was a tear jerker.

    LW & IR were really great trying to be positive in the face of possible disaster– CD did well in his supportive role. Luke he was not too shabby I have a hard time watching the original deadbeat Dad of PC in a supportive role. JE is always good and it would have been ideal for the other Q’s to know and be involved.

    I wanted to enjoy the R&J scene but the Lisa stuff was there making you wonder why–so I didn’t. SR played his part well but the character is presuming too much IMO. KM had no expression what so ever on her face when she heard jm’s vm about Jake–as always her lack of acting skills were apparent.

    GH did it about the way I expected–half assed. The actors made it worth the watch and Becky so deserved Performer of the Week but it was sad that it was originally her exit s/l.

  5. Avatar of giogio
    giogio

    You know what it is – there was so much hype over the show so I dreaded watching it. Everything annoyed me, even Diane who I love to watch. I just wanted the show over and move on from it. 2 kids on the brink of death in one episode? Yes I watched BJ – Im getting to old for this. And what about the article that jax said he wont be seen much on air anymore? Where would he be going with a sick kid?

  6. Avatar of BobbieN'MonicaFan
    BobbieN'MonicaFan

    I have to say, I was glad that Luke told Tracy. BUT, why wouldn’t Tracy tell Monica and Edward? Come on. That’s their grandchild….

    I know Leslie Charleson and John Ingle would play the HELL out of this. Leslie has such expressive eyes, I could just see her walking in and sharing a look with Jason, and all fences would be mended.

    The ONLY redeeming part of this storyline is Becky Herbst. Man can she act. Everyone else is subpar. Steve Burton’s “Expressive eyes” are no cover for the fact that he can’t act. Jonathon Jackson did what he always does.

    This is such a sloppy copy of BJ’s Heart. A storyline like this should progress over MONTHS!!! This has all happened in like 2 days!

    Here’s to hoping Guza shapes up and gives Monica/Edward/Bobbie and Audrey some scenes.

  7. Avatar of BobbieN'MonicaFan
    BobbieN'MonicaFan

    I have to say, I was glad that Luke told Tracy. BUT, why wouldn’t Tracy tell Monica and Edward? Come on. That’s their grandchild….

    I know Leslie Charleson and John Ingle would play the HELL out of this. Leslie has such expressive eyes, I could just see her walking in and sharing a look with Jason, and all fences would be mended.

    The ONLY redeeming part of this storyline is Becky Herbst. Man can she act. Everyone else is subpar. Steve Burton’s “Expressive eyes” are no cover for the fact that he can’t act. Jonathon Jackson did what he always does.

    This is such a sloppy copy of BJ’s Heart. A storyline like this should progress over MONTHS!!! This has all happened in like 2 days!

    Here’s to hoping Guza shapes up and gives Monica/Edward/Bobbie and Audrey some scenes.

  8. Avatar of GHFan777
    GHFan777

    Personally I HATE this story line…but I thought BH was by far the Gold Star performer for Friday. I think they all did a great job…JJ and TG as always…LW and IR delivered on their end, and SB can express so much without uttering a word…I felt all their anquish, and was moved to tears a few times. Liz folding Jake’s shirt totally did me in, during the end montage.

    I still hate this story line…I pray their is going to be some twist somewhere as we never saw Jake…maybe there was so much damage to the poor little boy, he was not really identifiable….and Liz assumed it was Jake… and their was a switch made…I know I am grasping at straws here, but I would be willing to accept any half a$$ed story line if it meant getting Jake back a few months from now. I say this because no one wanted Liz to see Jake at the hospital…are they forgetting that she saw the damage the accident did to him at her house. I know that Patrick and Robin went into the surgery not feeling too optimistic, but I am still having trouble with why they wouldn’t let Liz see Jake…as I presume she did see him at the house…and she did know he wasn’t conscious….gives me hope that maybe another little boy was switched out with Jake…and would explain why Franco popped in and out recently.

  9. Avatar of giogio
    giogio

    GHF an – Yea I noticed that no-one would allow Liz to see him. Robin’s reaction while she and Patrick were scrubbing was frightening. I thought maybe Jakes face was in pretty bad shape, but now that you say that, maybe it was a switch. Like the Balken switched Sam for Brenda. Maybe the Balken did that to get everyone who is looking for him off his back and he can go look for his grandchild. If everyone is at the hospital cause of these kids, hes free to roam.

  10. Avatar of samanthadelayed
    samanthadelayed

    Great comments Reagan. I agree with you on almost every point. I wonder if telling Edward at this point would only do more harm than good to the old man’s heart.:( And does Monica really need to suffer one more loss? I would love to see them on screen because I miss them and I am willing to bet they will find out in time for the funeral.

    I do wonder if Bobby is going to make an appearance at Carly’s side during this transplant surgery…. It would bad story telling to not have her mother the nurse there with her.

  11. Avatar of soapjunkie88
    soapjunkie88

    I feel the same as you Regan.

    I really HATE the storyline and I hate it even more when I see how they are handling Liason. Lucky was the one who had to call Jason, not Liz – of course. And then not even one little scene between those two at the hospital.
    I wonder if we get a scene between them at all or if Guza works it and brings this story on our screen without even giving Liz and Jason one scene.

    I liked that Luke told Tracy about Jake’s paternity. But it also made me sad and angry, because it hurts to be reminded that they killing off yet another Quartermaine.
    I had high hopes for Jake too and it’s a shame that they are doing this.

    Seeing Edward or Monica on Jason’s side would have been amazing! But in the end it’s still “GH”…

  12. Avatar of ldylkng
    ldylkng

    Ok, What if Franco, wanting to hurt Jason, kidnaps the Balkins grandson, Kidnaps Jake, switches them outside the house, as the Balkin picks up Jake and runs down his own grandson???
    Hey It’s possible!

  13. Avatar of giogio
    giogio

    Idylkng – I responded before to GHF an who suggested a twist in the Jake hit and run. This is getting crazy cause this is all I could think about. I said in my previous post maybe it was the Balkin – than I started thinking about Franco. That appearance never did make sense (calling Jason) MAYBE Franco did make the switch. He’s a gory killer. Maybe he switched kids because he knows Jake is Jason’s. Granted, they really could have killed off Jake, but now that we are all brainstorming, dosent it seem like there alot of loose ends with the Franco nonsense?????

  14. Avatar of GHFan777
    GHFan777

    Idylkng…that is exactly what I was thinking…but I am even going one more step….Brenda’s child is really Jax’s child….They hooked up when he was on one of his business trips and she got pregnant and never told him. The Balkan’s son was in the picture and he just assumed the kid was his….That would also explain how the kidney was a match for Josslyn, as she would actually be receiving her half brother’s organ…You know kidney matches aren’t as easy as the show would like you to believe. If you are not a match you cannot receive the organ…seems a stretch that Jake is going to be a match when they aren’t even related. After the switch is made the other little boy who doesn’t know where he is, wanders out into the road, thus explaining how he got hit…

    Anyway in my dream sceanario…Jason who is trying to locate Brenda’s son who Franco has kidnapped….finally finds where the child is…walks into the place and there is Jake playing on the floor with a motorcycle toy and he says Hey Hi Jason….thud

  15. Avatar of GHFan777
    GHFan777

    giogio…so glad that you too are brainstorming also…like I said I am willing to accept any story line if it means getting Jake back…and we can have all our future Q story lines, and everything else this kid could be involved in.

  16. Avatar of giogio
    giogio

    GHF an – It just dawned on me today after Idylkng mentioned it – we didnt get anything else this week from Franco. And in the spoilers for next week he contacts Carly. So maybe Franco does have something to do with it.We do need our future story lines back.

  17. Avatar of giogio
    giogio

    GHF an777 – After I posted my last comment did I then read your comment to Idylkng – I got goose bumps with that one. I hope you are right. That was a really good analogy.

  18. Avatar of golinogal
    golinogal

    Can someone remind me when Robin and Michael found out Jake was Jasons??? I don’t ever remember seeing that on screen and I have followed very closely. Robin only had suspicitions that Jason and Liz had a romantic thing… I never remember a conversation between Michael and Jason about Jake.

  19. Avatar of golinogal
    golinogal

    Also, I mean if this was Liz’s exit story originally couldn’t they just throw the fans a bone and have Jason involved in the scenes with everyone else including Liz. It’s so ridiculous. Sadly, I’m just glad that they are at least acknowleging this story line at all. It’s been a while. I was also happy to see some of that old chemistry between Liz and Lucky. They really haven’t had a chance to have anything loving between them since JJ came back. I hope they try to reunite these characters.

  20. Avatar of giogio
    giogio

    golinogal – Jason just told Michael Jake was his either Tuesday or Wednesday of this week. They were at the penthouse and Jason was trying to explain to Michael why they are protecting him from joining the business, then told him that Jake was his but chose to leave him with Lucky to protect him from the mob. Robin, I dont remember.

  21. Avatar of ldylkng
    ldylkng

    Yes, No matter how you get there, it is possible that Jake lives, and Brendas son dies.
    TADA!!
    We can only hope! Not that I would want any child to die, but the writers went there.

  22. Avatar of GHFan777
    GHFan777

    Well I pray there is a twist somewhere…it is hard to believe they would kill off this kid when there is so much potential with him…So when they would not allow Liz to see him again, even though she had to already have seen him at her house…I got hopeful…and started brainstorming how they could make this an exciting story….save Jake… and really shock the audience all at the same time…WHILE rectifying this horrible mistake of killing him off. Good soap in other words.

  23. Avatar of sassysdreams
    sassysdreams

    Regan I agree with your comments.

    Elizabeth rode in the ambulance with Jake all the way to the hospital so she certainly saw how serious his injuries were and that it was Jake. She said he never woke up.

  24. Avatar of troymcclure
    troymcclure

    I also ff’d the SnB and balkan stuff.
    How about that little girl that plays Jocelyn, she’s wonderful.

    I thought the whole thing felt a little anti-climacticbut I thought Becky was great as was Steve….Jonathan Jackson just bores me.

  25. Avatar of GHFan777
    GHFan777

    Yes Sassy I said that…she was with Jake ….she saw him at the house…so why wouldn’t they let her see him again at the hospital…It is not like they were protecting her from seeing what happened to him…she already had… and knew he was unconscious….

    That is why I am confused…so like I said…probably grasping at straws…and willing to accept any half a$$ story line…maybe this child was really messed up bad…face wise…and Elizabeth just presumed it was Jake because of the open door and Jake being gone. A little boy same age as Jake…as Brenda’s little boy is also 4…shirt switched as they grabbed him from the house and the kid wandered into the road not knowing where he was…

  26. Avatar of JasamForever
    JasamForever

    So far I have enjoyed the acting in regards to this storyline. The reason that Liz did not call Jason in my opinion is Lucky is really the father to Jake and all Liz could think about at the moment was reaching out to the parent that Jake has known all his life and who he refers to as “dad.”
    Eventually there will probably be a scene with Jason and Liz.
    I think this is just one episode in, and the comments with regards to Tracey informing Monica are Edward, are still possible. There are still days for the storyline to play out.
    One thing that is puzzling, with all the possible suspects included in this storyline, would not the driver know if he/she hit something? In my opinion, I also thought Luke looked a tad bit guilty of something. But we will see….

  27. Avatar of alstonboy4315
    alstonboy4315

    GHFan777–

    I also hope that there is a twist down the road as well with this storyline and that it REALLY wasn’t Jake. Maybe Franco, The Balkan or even Helena orchestrated this to get back at Jason or Elizabeth by making them suffer the greatest loss imaginable???

    P.S– Helena has been a little bit TOO quiet lately and I have had a feeling that she might be plotting something REAL big. And perhaps she felt that ANOTHER kidnapping would be too predictable and cliche?? Maybe she decided to go one step further????

    I am grasping at straws as well, but like you said, why would they ruin such a good thing and kill off this baby???

  28. Avatar of GHFan777
    GHFan777

    We will keep our fingers crossed alstonboy, that they come up with something…I just think its weird that they will be looking for another little boy the exact same age as Jake…and the fact they wouldn’t let Elizabeth see Jake after arriving at the hospital. She might have noticed something off with the little boy if she spent more time with him after the shock of the hit n run. She saw a child laying on the road..no car…no actual hit….and her son missing.

  29. Avatar of alstonboy4315
    alstonboy4315

    Exactly, GHFan777–

    In my opinion, there is NO character that can’t be brought back from the dead in daytime. I don’t care if we’ve watched them flatline onscreen and they’ve come back as a ghost a TRILLION times. Look at Jesse on AMC. It’s not always TASTEFUL to bring back certain characters from the dead, but most of the time the audience is so happy to have their characters back, we’ll accept almost ANY rationalization to make that happen. I know that if they brought back AJ or Alan Quartermaine from the dead TOMORROW, I wouldn’t ask any questions. I’d be too busy praising the soap gods. ;) ;)

    Yeah, my fingers are crossed. My toes as well…………

  30. Avatar of giogio
    giogio

    You know what – After talking and thinking about this all day, I kept yesterdays episode and am going to watch it again. Im listening to what every one is saying, trying to remember what happened. Duhh why dont i just watch it again. I was so nervous watching it cause I knew what was coming. I just wanted it to be over. restart and review.

  31. Avatar of J Bernard Jones
    J Bernard Jones

    Tony Geary, for once in a long while, was not just fantastic, but was exceptional. For once his performance was modulated, understated and completely human. There was not a line of dialogue, not a gesture, not a moment of timing that felt like “acting.” The moment that got me was when he put his head in his hand during the final montage, sick with worry not just for Lucky but also for Jake, who — lest we forget — has basically been Luke’s grandson for all intents and purposes. Just an awesome perf by Mr. Geary.

  32. Avatar of sassysdreams
    sassysdreams

    [quote=J Bernard Jones]Tony Geary, for once in a long while, was not just fantastic, but was exceptional. For once his performance was modulated, understated and completely human. There was not a line of dialogue, not a gesture, not a moment of timing that felt like “acting.” The moment that got me was when he put his head in his hand during the final montage, sick with worry not just for Lucky but also for Jake, who — lest we forget — has basically been Luke’s grandson for all intents and purposes. Just an awesome perf by Mr. Geary.[/quote]

    Very well said and I TOTALLY agree!!! :beer:

  33. Avatar of GHfan-4now
    GHfan-4now

    I have tried posting at least six times in this particular thread, but my computer keeps freezing, lol. Anywho, I agree with your Reax, Regan, totally:

    Brenda/Sonny ~ filler, snooze, FF, conk, end. LOL. I’m actually surprised they didn’t make it to their destination by the end of the episode, since most places surrounding Port Charles are almost always across the street, given how quickly people can get from one country to another.

    Loved about Luke and Tracy, and I too think it would have been nice for Tracy to have contacted Edward. To have Edward sit down with Jason in his time of need, to cope with him over the possible loss of Jason’s son and another Q grandchild! If that man, Jason Morgan, needed his family at any time ever, THIS would have been the time to bring in ALL remaining Q’s! I think that would have been much more powerful. To see the look on Monica’s face, to hear the pain in their voices of never having met their grandchild AS their grandchild… But, I digress… for now.

    And I wasn’t as annoyed with the cancer either, not as much as I thought I would be, and not as much I still am with the timeline of it all, but, what can you do??? I already griped about it in Perkie’s Observations, so I guess I can refrain from repeating myself here, lol.

    And yes, I too think that Jason and Liz should have had at least ONE scene together, given the fact that he’s Jake’s bio father. Clearly, I don’t think Lucky would have had a problem with that, given that Lucky is who called to let Jason know, and he and Jason are on good terms now. I thought that was extremely odd. Did she know he was even at the hospital??? And when Jason was sitting in the chairs waiting, was Liz on the same floor asking to see Jake??? I thought the editing was a bit weird in that regard, since we didn’t really know what floor anyone was on. I also thought Lucky would mention that maybe Jason was there, and if he and Liz couldn’t have a scene together, perhaps she could have said something like, ‘I can’t see him right now’. I know, I know, I probably wouldn’t have liked that either, lol, but it would have been some acknowledgement on both ends. But that said, hopefully, they will share a scene eventually.

    I thought Tony did fantastic as well. I didn’t feel like he was just there, he was REALLY there and REALLY brought it.

    And agree, it’s all impulsive, but brilliantly acted. One thing we can say about GH, is despite badly contrived writing, the actors ALWAYS bring it home, especially with the emotional scenes.

    All that said… just like you guys, I’m crossing fingers and toes too that we get a midnight, last minute reprieve, and Jake doesn’t really die. Or we learn Franco has given him to his mother, in place of Aiden, whom he also took once. Perhaps naive of me, but, we can hope, right??? And doesn’t Franco return again??? I read that somewhere.

  34. Avatar of giogio
    giogio

    gh 4for now – yea those few phone calls that Franco gave Jason couldnt be the end of it. Didnt he say he was coming home. He has got to have something to do with this.

  35. Avatar of sassysdreams
    sassysdreams

    Franco actually told Jason he was coming home soon and was bringing him a present. And yes, he’s supposed to call Carly next week with some kind of a threat about Josslyn.

  36. Avatar of Perkie
    Perkie

    I hate the fact that they did the story, which is just a rip off of BJ/Maxie.

    I hate the speed at which it’s developing. Slow down already and allow all the beats to be played.

    Jason/SBu’s tears do nothing for me, mostly because I think this will be Jason heavy with his box’o pain.

    I want everyone related to the main characters invovled to be front and center in this story.

    I want it to be long lasting and not over and finished in two weeks, like the bus crash that was supposed to be so huge.

    There had better be some scene between Liz and Carly where Carly thanks her and is changed forever by this experience.

    Is that too much to ask for?!!

  37. Avatar of sassysdreams
    sassysdreams

    Perkie it’s not too much to ask for and if I remember correctly from the various tweets and spoilers that I’ve read Carly and Liz do have a scene together as does Jason and Liz. And I don’t think it’s going to be all about Jason. I don’t know about all the grandparents but I really hope they make an appearance! From the interview that JJ gave recently it seemed like this wasn’t going to be over in two weeks and that it would profoundly effect everyone involved. I hope so!

    If you haven’t read the JJ article I can give you a link to it if you’d like.

  38. Avatar of BobbieN'MonicaFan
    BobbieN'MonicaFan

    You know, when Luke said something like “No mother should ever have to outlive their child. No one should ever have to feel that.” I just kept screaming in my head “LIKE YOUR SISTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

  39. Avatar of giogio
    giogio

    Hey Perkie – Maybe it will play out long. Look at all the brainstorming that everyone did today. Maybe we are on to something. The Balkin or Franco had to have something to do with this. It could really be a big twist in there. Like sassydreams remembered -Franco told Jason he was coming home and bringing him a present. Lets Hang in there and watch. This is general hospital after all.

  40. Avatar of GH LOVER
    GH LOVER

    I felt everyone performances Steve ..Becky and John in the montage. they all did great job and its just the start the next week will be really hard….

    I read more interviews and spoilers and it won’t be just Jason!!! JJ was talking about it that this is going to effect the characters more than just 2 weeks thing..it has too!! they lost a child it can’t be done in two weeks at least I hope lol

  41. Avatar of Perkie
    Perkie

    The thing about Carly though, is that, while I appreciate that they’re going to have a scene with her and Liz, I don’t want her to take her daughter’s life for granted. Skip along with Jake’s kidney while continuing to plot revenge on people she thinks have spited her (or just because it’s Tuesday). If your daughter almost dying of a horrible disease before her second birthday and your friend’s son dying doesn’t fundamentally change you, than something is wrong.

  42. Avatar of Perkie
    Perkie

    That thing about Franco, though, is that it was taped weeks ago, long before RH was rehired and I think the story is going to change a little because she’s staying. So, I’m not sure that I would look too closely at something they had Franco say, off the cuff, during that incredibly brief cameo.

    I was confused by some of the Suzanne/Theo conversation. Is Brenda’s baby in the US?? I thought they were looking for him somewhere in Europe.

  43. Avatar of Marezi
    Marezi

    Good show on Friday except for the scenes of Theo, Brenda and Sonny. I loved the Tracey scenes as she said so much with her facial expressions and a few words.

    Not to bust any wishful bubbles that are being talked about such as how Jake could have been switched I need to say then how did Liz get Jakes shirt if it isn’t Jake? How could anyone have enough time to pull his clothes off him and then switch out him with another child? That would be saying that Liz took longer then a few minutes to realize her child was out side. (but this is soaps and like you all say anything can happen)

    Also if Lisa was driving over the speed limit and driving crazy wasn’t Robin? as she was being chased by Lisa so that means if Lisa couldn’t catch up to Robin then Robin was driving over the speed limit too.

    But I did think when Lisa honked her horn that she might have honked it at Jake to get out of the way and not at Robin as why would Robin stop just because a horn was being honked.

    I was glad that there were no scenes between Jason and Liz as the parents are Liz and Lucky. What parent that gave up their right to a child has the right to pop in after four years whether they live in the same town, city or state. None in my book. They can send their thoughts and prayers but they, to me, have no rights. And remember Jason has been saying all along Lucky and Liz are Jakes parents. Yes he can feel regrets as any bio parent will regret what has happened and wonder about if the child would have been safer with them or another set of parents, but he has no rights.
    I know Liz and Jason will have scenes about their son and that is fine and what I would expect but at this time “before Jake dies and during the waiting to be told what is happening” Jason should not be involved.
    JMHO

    Overall a good show and hope this is a wake up call to everyone on this show. Live for today because in a blink of an eye, it can fall apart.

  44. Avatar of Perkie
    Perkie

    [quote=Marezi]I was glad that there were no scenes between Jason and Liz as the parents are Liz and Lucky. What parent that gave up their right to a child has the right to pop in after four years whether they live in the same town, city or state. None in my book. They can send their thoughts and prayers but they, to me, have no rights. And remember Jason has been saying all along Lucky and Liz are Jakes parents. Yes he can feel regrets as any bio parent will regret what has happened and wonder about if the child would have been safer with them or another set of parents, but he has no rights.
    I know Liz and Jason will have scenes about their son and that is fine and what I would expect but at this time “before Jake dies and during the waiting to be told what is happening” Jason should not be involved.
    JMHO

    [/quote]

    Marezi, totally agree with this statement.

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    curacaoman

    Something bothers the hell out of me: with so many people on the same road, how could they all be speeding? Where does Liz live, on the interstate?

    And with so many on the same road, how come no one saw anything?

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    curacaoman

    This show has become pure repetition. How many stories are being repeated here:
    1. BJ/Maxie transplant
    2. Multiple Hit-and-Run suspects
    3. Another Quartermaine with head injuries
    4. Even Liz’s now discarded exit storyline was a redux of Laura’s!

    This is just lack of creativity!

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    liason4real

    Something bothers the hell out of me: with so many people on the same road, how could they all be speeding? Where does Liz live, on the interstate?
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    No. Liz told Robin/Patrick in 2008 about her home being far away from town with very little traffic which was nice for the boys, but it was also the last area to be plowed when it snows.

    There is actually one scene of Cam from January 2008 where he is with a neighbor and runs across the street to Jason after Liz’s house was on fire.

  48. Avatar of curacaoman
    curacaoman

    [quote=liason4real]Something bothers the hell out of me: with so many people on the same road, how could they all be speeding? Where does Liz live, on the interstate?
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    No. Liz told Robin/Patrick in 2008 about her home being far away from town with very little traffic which was nice for the boys, but it was also the last area to be plowed when it snows.

    There is actually one scene of Cam from January 2008 where he is with a neighbor and runs across the street to Jason after Liz’s house was on fire.[/quote]

    Makes the writing even sloppier!

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    sactownfan

    Putting a beloved daytime child in danger is always tricky. Certain things, I loved. But there were other beats that seemed missing. Why didn’t Steve Hardy – who was acting so protective of Liz – call beloved grandma Audrey to come hold Liz’s hand? Why didn’t Luke give a grudging call to Nikolas, Lucky’s brother – knowing they are not on the best of terms, but still, when push comes to shove… c’mon. That’s what soaps are about. Troubled people in difficult situations.

    But agree with most other posters… why, oh why, wasn’t Tracy notifying the other Q’s… namely Monica. I know they have a prickly relationship, but Monica has tried to have a real relationship with Jason ever since his accident. If Tracy chose not to call Monica to tell them… either Luke should’ve prevented her, or Tracy should’ve voiced her reasons why.

    And also… why didn’t Kelly Monaco have an expression when getting Jason’s voicemail? Worry that she was the hit-and-run driver? Compassion for Jason’s kid… all the while knowing his connection with Liz? Yeah KM, a blank face conveys nothing.

    Finally, hoping GH has a dynamo scene for Jason and Liz coming up!

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    sactownfan

    His sister? What about him? I can’t believe that Guza – who scripted Lucky’s “death” – didn’t refer to that. Lucky’s death was a huge plot point. Sure, it didn’t turn out to be true, but Luke and Laura didn’t know that for a very long time!

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    BornSoapStar

    The writing of this show is horrible. The constant recycling is insulting. The BJ/Maxie storyline was a masterpiece. Guza’s thrown together crapfest is not. I want to see Audrey, Monica, Bobby, Edward…I would love to see Alan and Emily too but Guza killed them off. When did Robin find out about Jake? Jason just tells Michael and then announces it in front of Dante? I would have loved seeing Elizabeth tell Steven about Jason being Jake’s father, but as usual Guza rushes the beats. (And would someone please tell Steven to keep his opinions to himself. He’s a worthless jerk of a big brother like the rest of Elizabeth’s non-existent family- excluding Audrey of course.) Josselyn is hardly ever seen and then is instantly stricken with Stage V Kidney Cancer?! Lucky and Jason are not friends! Especially not when it comes to Jake. Elizabeth and Jason not sharing a scene weakened the story. I’m still praying for a twist to this nightmare because I believe Guza’s shortsighted gimmick for a brief bump in the ratings will cost this show more in the long run. So much future storyline potential is being wiped out…and for what?

  52. Avatar of mrsnoahdrake
    mrsnoahdrake

    Agreed, great acting. Sure, maybe this story will garner some Emmy noms and some Emmy wins. But at what price? Lost viewership? Outraged fans? A senseless death? Throwing away potentially years of storylines (or as long as GH is on the air)? Senseless killing of a child?
    Why not have Jake donate a kidney and survive?
    Explore the Liz/ Carly hate.
    Have Jason come to the realization that he wants Jake in his life and do something about all the mob violence he’s involved with.
    Let the remaining Qs learn about Jake.
    Wouldn’t it be amazing if Tracy gets paranoid about Jake stealing a lot of the Q fortune…having her want to tamper with Edward’s will after he learns that Jake is his grandson?
    Have Edward try & convince Liz to move into the mansion.
    Bring Laura back to be there to support Lucky.
    Bring Jeff Webber back (what is Richard Dean Anderson doing these days?)
    If you’re going to blantly rip off the BJ’s heart storyline, then bring Bobbie and Monica out of the closet. Granted, they didn’t have either show up for Luke & Tracy’s wedding. But Bobbie is Josslyn’s grandmother and thinks she’s Jake’s great aunt. And Monica would be Jake’s grandmother, though Jason is not her son by birth. Lesly Webber should also show up for her “great-grandson”. And where is Audrey? WIll all these people be at the funeral or will we forget they exist?
    Have Jason work with Jake on how to deal with his brain trauma as he ages.
    Let Maxie try and help Lucky out during this time and have a mend to her rift with Liz.
    Shouldn’t Luke and Tracy get off those bar stools and head over to the hospital?
    And it was just a slap in the face to Liason fans not to have Steve & Becky in any scenes together. Yes, we know why the writers are doing this and the whole point of this “storyline”.
    At the end of all this, Jake won’t be the only thing that’s died; my love for GH will go with him.

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