Jessica and Natalie
Copyright by ABC Daytime, 2011
What’s going on? Yet another week of great viewing! Three weeks in a row? I don’t know, but since we have the golden egg in our hand at the moment, let’s hatch it and enjoy the treasures of this week. Welcome my Guest Reader Tour Assistant Sue B as we get on board. First stop, Llanfair.
Llanfair: Wedding Day Mayhem
Natalie and Jess spent more time convincing themselves that they were happy than actually preparing to get married! While the show has definitely heated up in the past three weeks, the remnants of SOPS still remain. Let’s examine the remnants, shall we?
Can ANYONE, ANYWHERE, explain to me how the HELL Marty found an opportunity to escape a MENTAL HOSPITAL?? Hm? Anyone? Correct me if I’m wrong, but being that Marty is a medical professional who went bananas, wouldn’t that qualify her as TWICE the flight risk and call for extra careful watch? She’s been zeroing in on seeing John and going after Natalie, even her breakdown centered on John and Natalie, sooooo…how is it no one thought to make SURE that Marty’s room was locked from the outside? As a matter of fact, she isn’t even in a maximum security room! It’s not like the news of the double wedding wasn’t front page news, (since nothing in Llanview is private), so why didn’t anyone think proactively and ensure that she was restrained from wreaking her psychotic havoc on the world?
And if there was ever a time that I wanted to slap John in the forehead, this was the week. Is he ever JUST A MAN and not a cynical detective? I don’t condone Natalie and Brody keeping their secret for so long, but John deciding to give credence to Marty on the day of his wedding is just darned ridiculous! Talk about masochism! He seems to just sit around looking for a way to destroy his own happiness, then gets sanctimonious when he uncovers whatever self-destructive dirt he dug up. Puhleeze!
Llanfair Wedding Day Mayhem-PT. 2: We Stopped the Echo!
LOL LOL LOL…GOOD FOR YOU, VIKI!!! She tossed the (BEEP!) out on her ear and offered to call a cab to get her out faster! That’s my Viki! Bravo, writers! Bravo! Dorian and Viki’s alliance has been one awesome wonder since its inception, and the end result couldn’t have turned out more successfully if the two women had planned it that way themselves! Echo has been a complete weasel since she returned to Llanview. She has spent more time scheming and for money and Charlie than she did trying to get to know Rex and Shane, and now she’s in a bigger mess than the one she escaped from. When the truth about Rex’s DNA returns, Clint will undoubtedly ensure that Echo gets her lumps for the role she played in withholding the truth, and there will be an even bigger dog house for her to reside in. Idiot.
While Echo is off camera licking her wounds, in comes Charlie “Bozo” Banks. Only a clown would emerge from his sick bed to tell his already frustrated, overwhelmed, and fed-up-with-Echo wife: “Have you seen Echo? I looked in her room and all of her things are gone.” (Idiot!) Well, folks, this is the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Viki gave in to the months of pent-up fury and says, “I threw her out, Charlie!” YES!!!!! Jeez, what took her so long? Viki and Charlie get into an important argument about Charlie’s loyalties. Viki spoke honestly about feeling that Charlie seems more interested in protecting Echo’s welfare than hers. And does Charlie reassure his wife that HER interests are the most important thing? NO! He argues with her further!
On a serious note, Charlie has been walking on thin ice for quite some time, and I am far past excusing his behavior. He has made a stubbornly conscientious effort to help ECHO “get on her feet” despite Viki’s pain, frustrations or fears. Echo has been making blatant “discreet” gestures to get time with Charlie, and he has chosen to overlook them. She has kissed him and deliberately withheld a message in the past, and she has made little digs at Viki in his presence, and Charlie has excused or explained them every single time. Sadly, Viki seems to have man trouble quite a bit. She is a wonderful character and deserves the quality of relationship happiness that she once had with Ben Davidson. I believe that was definitely a classic love story. Hint, writers?