…what, were you expecting insightful commentary or something? I need to savor this, people! It’s likely the last time I’ll see these two touching for years.
Random Thoughts About Yesterday’s Episode:
– If they really want us to feel Jason’s pain over Jake, then maybe they ought have made it clear he remembered his son existed at some point during the last six months. Just a thought.
– Where the hell did Cam go? Is he still hanging out on the Merry-Go-Round, wondering where Mommy and Daddy went?
– Johnny saving Spinelli from certain death may have put a slight dent in my love for him.
– The next time a character on this show tries to play the “Sonny is a good father!” card, I really hope someone else points out the way he exhibited more curiosity about his would-be mistress’ feelings for his henchman than he did for the unknown fates of his young niece, his wife, his freaking daughter or her mother. Father of the Year, ladies and gentlemen!
– I sincerely hope that if no next of kin could be found in an emergency situation, my doctors would make the necessary calls to give me the care I needed. I also hope they wouldn’t just leave it in the hands of a random person who may have met me at some point and just happened to be standing in the hallway outside my room.
Seriously, how far down the list of Edward’s relations do you have to go before Rebecca becomes the only person capable of making his medical decisions? I can see the scene in the writers’ room now…
WRITER 1: Well, Monica’s on a flight to…Siberia. Or something. She’ll be out of touch for hours!
WRITER 2: What about his daughter?
WRITER 1: Who?
WRITER 2: You know, what’s her name…the greatest love of Luke’s life.
WRITER 3: Laura?
WRITER 2: No! The better one. That gives him money.
WRITER 3: …Tracy?
WRITER 1: Oh, her. She’ll just be somewhere else.
WRITER 3: Shouldn’t someone go find her?
WRITER 1: No time! And her phone’s off!
WRITER 3: What about Jason?
WRITER 2: Oh, Jason!
WRITER 1: Jason! He’s dreamy…
WRITER 3: Yes, but shouldn’t someone tell him about his grandfather?
WRITER 1: He’s on another floor of the hospital. A whole other floor! THERE’S NO TIME!
WRITER 3: …
WRITER 2: So, you see, there’s no other choice but to leave the decision in the hands of a virtual stranger who has no legal ties to the patient and has been living in his house for a few weeks, planning to con him out of his money. That’s, like…the law. Or something.
WRITER 3: But…what about the rest of Edward’s family?
WRITER 1: Who?
WRITER 3: Edward. The patient. Patriarch of the show? Old guy? Drove his car through the carnival?
WRITER 1: Oh, him. Right. Didn’t we kill his entire family yet?
WRITER 3: No. Shouldn’t someone try to call Ned or Dillon? Or, hey, Michael is just down in the ER. He’s family too. Lulu is technically related by marriage and she’s known him a lot longer than Rebecca… Hell, even Alice would probably be better qualified–
WRITER 2: Look, it’s got to be Rebecca, okay? And she’ll call him ‘Grandfather’ just like Emily, and Nikolas will see it and it will be awesome.
WRITER 3: …
– That preview… I have no words. But if this is heading where I think it’s heading, expect an angry diatribe about this Liz/Nik travesty sometime soon.
And yet…it’s still better than the entire Toxic Balls debacle. So that’s something? I guess?