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Reflections by Jill - A Weekly Commentary for OLTL for February 16, 2009

REFLECTIONS BY JILL - February 16, 2009

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Reflections by Jill - A Weekly Commentary for OLTL for February 16, 2009

Tea Delgado and Antonio Vega

Copyright by ABC Daytime, 2009
I have to say that the best part of the Go Red Ball was that front desk Admission Nazi Lady who took her job so seriously that she had me laughing through all her scenes. She wasn’t about to let anyone in that place without a red dress and a ticket, even if it meant she had to literally tackle them to stop them. Such was the case when Gigi arrived. Of course she didn’t have her red dress and ticket that Rex left for her because her sister, Stacey, showed up and stole both of them when she let herself into Gigi’s cottage with the spare, hidden key. Gigi and the Admission Nazi Lady reminded me of a running back and a defensive end on the football field. One was trying to get into the end zone and the other was doing her best to keep her out. All I could think of when anyone approached that woman’s desk was the soup Nazi from Seinfeld. Anyone who doesn’t remember the famous “No soup for you” lunatic has seriously missed a great part of television history. And by the way, as far as the red dresses go, Viki looked stunning and I think Gigi stole the show in her black dress. She looked wonderful. I’m sure that woman at the desk had no idea what she was getting into when she got that job. Dealing with Gigi was child’s play once she had to deal with Blair, Tea, Todd, and of course Marty, who decided to drag Wes along and crash the affair dressed in red leather. At least she was wearing red, LOL.

So, at the ball we have Tea and Todd, Marty and Wes and John and Blair. If ever there was a recipe for disaster it was that scenario. Marty proceeded to get drunk and Wes couldn’t stop her and Tea decided to make trouble and ask John to dance which got Blair’s dander up and sent her over to the bar to commiserate with Todd (ugh). Blair was percolating over Tea dancing with John, Todd was furious to see Marty getting drunk and falling all over Wes and in a matter of minutes, Wes tried to get Marty to calm down, John told Wes to keep his hands off her and Todd went after Wes because of course, he has not impulse control at all. Marty couldn’t stand by with nothing to do so she went after Tea and got a big smash in the face for her efforts. So, the Go Red Ball turns into a barroom brawl and I have to say it was all pretty ridiculous. I enjoyed it much more when we saw the ladies of Llanview scrambling on the floor last year to retrieve the secrets.

Now Gigi’s sister has come to Llanview and we have to wonder what her game is. She and Gigi haven’t seen each other in ten years and Stacey thinks Gigi just ran off. Gigi explains that when she got pregnant, her father threw her out of the house and her mother didn’t stop him. She was on the street with nowhere to go and almost no money in her pocket. It was very sad when Gigi asked Stacey, who has been stripping in Las Vegas, about their parents and Stacey informed her that they both died. Gigi has so many unresolved issues with her family and now she has to deal with the devastation of never being able to see her parents again.

The only thing I really liked about the ball was that it kind of brought Michael and Marcie back together. He got her to set aside her grief for a while and be his date for the ball. He gave her a beautiful necklace for Valentine’s Day and told her that he loves her and shares her pain over losing Hope and that he wants them to start over. It looks like they are trying to do just that and I’m happy about it. But what will happen when the baby story gets resolved?

Jessica is at odds because she doesn’t feel she can relate to anyone at home so she goes to visit Brody at St. Ann’s. They admit that they miss each other and that they can’t talk to anyone like they can to each other. Jessica admits that there is something off about her relationship with Chloe. She doesn’t feel that connection and she doesn’t see Nash in the baby.

Meanwhile, Starr can’t stop thinking about Chloe (who is really her Hope). She felt a connection when she held the baby that she can’t get out of her mind. Starr has a lot to deal with. She feels she can’t talk to anyone but Schuyler Joplin and it is kind of weird that she is developing such a close relationship with her teacher. How far will this go? Starr is very upset about Cole and it doesn’t get any better when she approaches him in the hallway at school and finds him making a drug deal right there.

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