Hey, howdy, hey, folks!
What a week this has been! I certainly can’t say it was bad viewing, so let’s make this week’s tour a fun ride, shall we? Grab your gear and climb aboard. We’re off!
Llanview General: Home of Llanview’s Most Wanted! Who would have thought that Llanview Hospital moonlights as Police Headquarters? If anyone is wondering how such an event can occur, I can sum it up in two words…Marty Saybrooke! In one sweep, Marty has quite possibly solved any low patient patronage issues the hospital may have had. She has filled two beds with injured women, sent one man in for treatment of injuries, terrified two children with a gun, stolen a baby from a woman she hates and a man she’s obsessed with, and filled a morgue slab with a fellow doctor’s body all in twenty-four hours. And the award for the Human Wrecking Ball of the Year goes to….
Wow!! What a talented little psycho Marty is! I don’t think even Mitch Lawrence could have pulled that one off so quickly. And she must have the Luck of the Irish on her side as well, because she has managed to slip away from every official and witness she’s encountered by the skin if her teeth. Is anyone else experiencing the bewildering effects of living in the Twilight Zone? I sure would love to know where she purchased her Law-Enforcement-Repelling Force Field.
What I don’t get is how the police didn’t automatically think of searching for her in the Minute Man Hotel in the first place. Hasn’t history proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that this hotel is the default landing spot for all of Llanview’s sludge? Echo the Schemer, Charlie the Sneak, Rick the Wanna-Be Larry Flynt, Eddie Ford the Lecherous Thug, Deanna the Sixth Toe, and now there’s Marty the Uncaught Psycho. Nothing good comes out of a place that takes in everyone with a “If you have cash, we don’t ask” business concept. Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong, but wouldn’t this place be listed in the Llanview P.D.’s Top Ten crime hotspots? OY! Let’s move along to the next highlight in this week’s shows.
Llanview Hospital Meets Llanview Law & Order: Romance Through Tragedy? It’s really strange how tragedy makes people come to their senses. What a complete makeover it gave Joey Buchanan! In one moment, Joey has seen the light about Aubrey and Cutter, realized his love for Kelly, and he actually got angry with the RIGHT person this time! Who knew? So it takes a little tragedy to make Joey smart, hm? I think I’ll take a trip to Llanview and stick out my foot to make Jess/Tess/Wess/Bess get so confused they have a physical fight among themselves in Angel Square. I am a fan of Joey and Kelly, so the reunion in progress works for me. Of course, I’ve made no secret of wanting John and Natalie together. However, Liam being in the care of a psychotic, murderous, mad doctor is not the reason I would have chosen as a reunion for the two. As exciting as this plot is, I foresee that we are once again in for a dragged-out storyline before we see Marty get the long overdue justice she deserves and the truth about Liam to come out.
While I am getting sick of Jessica succumbing to her Alter Protective Service every time life gets a little rough for her, I have to be fair and say that Wess is hilarious! Bree Williamson’s acting has been marvelous in this role, and watching Wess flirt with the local women has certainly been a different type of entertainment by comparison to the Pepcid moments we’ve suffered through. There is a question that always runs through my mind whenever Jessica runs and hides…haven’t these Llanview newborns been abandoned frequently enough by the loons of this asylum? First, there was Cole chasing Starr, chasing James, chasing Hannah…Kelly shipping Zane off to boarding school to chase Kevin-Joey-John, Tess ditching Ryder AND Bree…um, is there ANY amount of strong maternal bonds that override the need to escape? I mean, I get that Tess is the promiscuous party animal, but did the writers forget that it was TESS, not Jess, who is technically Bree’s mom? Has it been ignored that Nash was the ONE person who actually made Tess tune in to a softer, tamer side, and Bree is her world? It’s sad, or maybe even insulting, that in their quest to put the idiot Ford on the front page and make the Ryder custody situation the ‘story to watch”, they also shoved that important piece of history to the back burner with all of the other good things Llanview. The only thing that should be up for cancellation is the use of the writers responsible for the messes. I’m just saying….
I will feel very bad for Brody when this whole mess comes to a head. He’s going to be left with no Jessica and no son. He’s been the only one who has maintained some class and intelligence in the middle of all the chaos, with the exception of his unprofessional jabs at Ford, but overall, he’s been pretty solid. Sorry, Brody. I apologize for the morons.
Llanview Teen Beat: Murder, Sex, and Cover-UP Stories Poor Matthew. He is walking a tightrope between being the young man he should be and the child he is at the moment. He committed a very grown up act, and his conscience is trying to guide him toward doing the adult thing and confessing,but he’s afraid and is leaning on his parents. I don’t know that I agree with Nora’s decision to keep Matthew from confessing. Let me be clear. As a mother, our first reaction is to protect our babies, but Nora was ruthless when she went after Nate in the first Eddie Ford murder trial. She also was determined to lock Hannah up, even when Elijah Clark was proven to be forcing her into her crimes. Yes, I know, she was on point with Hannah. But if she’s going to lunge at everyone else, saying things like: “I understand her situation, Your Honor, but a crime was committed here, and we have to enforce the law”, (I’m paraphrasing), then she should apply that to ALL cases.