Friday, June 25, 2010

Phone Sex Fails to Heat Up Stone Cold

So I just watched Thursday's episode of General Hospital tonight. Since I'm a day behind, my original plan was to do one post on both yesterday's and today's episodes ... but well, there's simply way to much going on in The Chuckles to just gloss over things like phone sex attempts and Mercedes contemplating a leave of absence as caretaker for all of Port Charles' children under 12. BTW, with all the children she's cared for, how has Mercedes never factored into a "cheating with the nanny" storyline? That seems like prime soap opera material, after all. At the very least, in a town where the single men obviously outnumber the single women, Mercedes could be well utilized as a potential love interest for, say, a Matt Hunter, or Milo, or even that Conan guy who waiters at Sonny's pretend restaurant.

Speaking of men outnumbering the women, how in the world did boring ol' Maya command the attention of all three Spencer men at one time? As I've said before, I really want to like her, but GH is doing everything it can to make sure that never happens. I did laugh though when Ethan asked her out for drinks and she replied, "We'll see how my day goes." Translation: "I'm not going anywhere in public with a man with that hideous half bun on the back of his head." Oh honey, you should have been here earlier when the eggs were served.

Back in Pentonville, Jason takes a break from all his many visitors--no, not to bang out license plates, but to make a personal phone call. Ah, the life of a prisoner. A very bubbly Sam (see what I did there?) answers the phone and, while perhaps well-intentioned, attempts to have phone sex with the most non-talkative, unemotional man on the planet. Save it for the conjugal visit room, Sam. God love him, but your man's a do-er, not a talker.


Luckily for Jason and Sam, GH has decided to twist the law into a pretzel once again and give Jason a free pass out of Pentonville. In order to lure out Franco, who's mailing out so many pics of dead bodies he's running out of postage stamps, Jason will be released from the big house and placed in the custody of ... who else? ... Dante Falconeri, patron saint of criminals and otherwise wayward souls. There's one catch, though: If Jason runs while on this special prison furlough, it's Dante who gets shipped to Pentonville to hang out in the visitation room all day and occasionally make dirty phone calls. Now, if I were Jason, and seeing as how he kinda sorta hates Dante for being a traitor to the organization and getting Michael sent to prison, I might just grab Sam out of the bubble bath and head for The Island, just to see the Falc-ster get thrown behind bars. But I have a sneaking suspicion Franco will take precedence over any Dante revenge schemes.

Speaking of Franco, he returns to Port Chuck in just a few days. Are you guys excited to have him back?

6 comments:

PartyAtJakes said...

Is there a way to online laugh more hysterically than LMAO...?? This post is hilarious in it's own right, but the pictures that accompany your description of Morgan as a "do-er not a talker" had me in stitches.

I completely missed the Mercedes mention, did Carly say she was leaving?

I AM excited to have Franco back, although I do wish he wasn't quite so gory. It's fun to see everyone on edge though.

... the patron saints of criminals and wayward souls. Hee hee.

PartyatJakes said...

Oh, and LOVES that picture of Lucky. Can I say how happy I am that old Lucky's back?? Squeal!!!

Dawn Decker said...

Aw, thank you for the great feedback as always, PartyAtJakes! :)

Mercedes was only mentioned by Carly in passing in this episode, but of course I had to take it and run with it. Carly said she offered that Mercedes could take a leave of absence in light of Franco's return, but "Mercedes wouldn't think of leaving Josselyn."

And glad you liked that pic of Lucky ... that one made me swoon too. He's downright dreamy!

P@Js said...

Oh no... the mere fact that Carly mentioned Mercedes taking a leave of absence pretty much guarantees that she's going to suffer the same fact as poor Leticia. You figure Franco is going to take out a 'key' (but not really) player. I'm bored, I need weekend GH...

Eleven said...

"Dante Falconeri, patron saint of criminals and otherwise wayward souls" -- I so LOVE this.

I'm excited Franco's coming back, but as PartyatJakes said, I also wish he was less gory. It's OK though, I'll take what I can get!

Dawn Decker said...

I agree with both of you that the whole Franco thing was a bit too gory. Of course GH had to make him into a psychopathetic serial killer! But I'm just so excited that an actor of his caliber/notoriety is appearing on OUR soap. And I've had a James Franco crush since probably Spider-man. They say his first day is June 30, but I wonder if we'll only see, say, a shadow that day in the last 30 seconds of the episode!