This is the song that never ends…

Guys, I think it’s time to face a painful reality. We’re just… we’re never getting rid of this D.I.D story, are we?

It’s been over a year now, and I think I’m finally starting to come to terms. I was in some strong denial there for a while, but hearing Kate realize she’d been gone for five months kind of kicked my denial in the face. (Five months! That’s how long this stage of the story has been going on! And that wasn’t even the beginning! Not by a long shot!)

Now I’m stuck on bargaining. Because I thought the writers and I at least had an agreement wherein I would ignore all the plots that drive me to drink and they wouldn’t force me to sit through episodes that contained all three at once. Judging by this week thus far, though? Not so much.

Connie's back

THIS IS MY FACE EVERY TIME TODD AND CARLY
START TALKING ABOUT THEIR GREAT LOVE

On any given day, I can roll my eyes through Todd and Carly gassing on about how neither of them has ever loved before, even though both of them spent the better part of the last year obsessed with completely different people. I can sit through Sabrina’s juvenile antics, because hey, at least it gets Jason Thompson’s pretty face on my tv screen. I can even grit my teeth through Konnie and Kate fighting over how Sonny cheated on both of them by sleeping with THE SAME DAMN WOMAN, even though the logical inconsistencies in this story are now large enough to be seen from space.

But I can’t deal with all three at once. JE REFUSE, MONSIEUR CARLIVATI! 

To give you some idea of how painful portions of today’s episode were for me, this is the chat transcript from not even fifteen minutes in:

TENILLYPO: I’m watching GH, but the contact embarrassment is making it hard.
INCANDESCENTFLOWER: I had to FF some of GH today.
INCANDESCENTFLOWER: I started typing that before you wrote.
TENILLYPO:  Hah!
INCANDESCENTFLOWER: I just couldn’t deal.
TENILLYPO: It is almost unbearable.
Maybe I should put my tv on mute and just read along? I think it’s the only way I’ll make it through.

And I don’t even hate Sabrina the way most of the internet seems to! I quite like her, actually! But Lord, that was uncomfortable. And not just because I was left with awkward feeling I was watching a high school student tell her favorite teacher she just knew they were soul mates. But, seriously, who has this kind of conversation in the middle of their workplace? And uses the word “crush” repeatedly?

WHY PATRICK

PATRICK: Ah, so, when did it start? When did you start having feelings for me?
SABRINA: From the first moment I laid eyes on you.
ME: Why would you ask her that? And why would you answer like that? YOU’RE BOTH THE WORST.

The one bright spot was Epiphany getting to yell at him for being so unbelievably dense about this whole thing. Really, Patrick. What kind of player were you?

On the Todd and Carly side… I actually couldn’t tell you what they said to each other in most of their scenes, because my brain has now been conditioned to automatically tune out any conversation in which they discuss the grand love affair that both of them seem to remember but that never actually happened on screen at all.

(So, basically all of their conversations.)

Carly and Todd

AJ and Carly

Fortunately, AJ showed up, and was typically delightful sparring with the two of them and generally having a ball at his arch-nemesis’ expense. NEVER LEAVE US AGAIN, SEAN KANAN!

And now he and Elizabeth are getting a soapy roadblock in the form of a wacky misunderstanding! Which gave Liz the opportunity for this awesomeness:

ELIZABETH: Of the two last men I have been involved with, the stand up guy? Was a married hit man.

HAH! Plus, her hair was insanely pretty. So, I mean, at least that whole section of the episode wasn’t a total wash.

Which brings us back to Connie and Kate and The Neverending Story, Part II: This Time With More Molly. First of all, was I the only 15 year old who would have been overjoyed to come across some surprise porn? I mean, I could understand if she was outraged at how bad the porn was, but seriously, Molly. Get thee to the internet if you thought that was racy.

Molly is a prude

TJ’S INTO IT.

But I digress. Kelly Sullivan kind of great, so I guess I can understand the temptation to draw this whole Connie thing out. But sweet Lord, it needs to end already, writers!

This latest reset is particularly disheartening, because not only does it show no sign of ever going away, but now we’re back to pretty much the exact same place were were a year ago. All the growth and hints of humanity that were slowly making her more palatable? Gone. And, look, she’s got a vendetta against Sonny! I can’t wait to see how that–ZZzzzzzzzzzzz… sorry, I was just overwhelmed by the depth of my not giving a crap about Kate and Sonny.

Anyway, just so this post isn’t a total downer, new cast photos for the AMC and OLTL reboots are out, and look who’s posing together all sexy and fierce:

PP OLTL Tea and Blair

HI, LADIES! I MISSED YOU! 

(Even if one of you is kind of wearing a Hamburglar dress. Whatever, it’s working for you anyway, Delgado.)

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12 thoughts on “This is the song that never ends…

  1. Re your title: NO NOT THAT SONG!!
    I do think Sabrina is maturing as a character, standing up to Britt and Epiphany and I’m happy she FINALLY told Patrick her feelings (though it was awkward, they should mature her appearance some, too)
    I like that Elizabeth is taking a step back and being honest with herself, that has been missing for so long. I do hope AJ and Liz get together. Thesecpmd anniversary of Jake’s death is approaching, it’ll be interesting to see how AJ responds to learning JAson had a son and he wouldn’t leave the mob for him. But I like the slow build up AJ and Liz are getting.

    I would like to write this letter to AJ
    Dear AJ:
    I know you know that Michael was shot but what you don’t know is the full story. Michael had accidentally shot Kate’s girlfriend, Kate Howard, and he ran away. Sonny forgave Michael and had the genius idea of showing him that there was more to the business than the mob so he took Michael to his warehouse WITHOUT ANY FREAKING GUARDS so there wouldn’t be any sign of violence,. Well, that backfired when Claudia Zacchara hired a hitman to kill Sonny. The bullet ricocheted and Michael was hit. Patrick and Robin performed the delicate surgery to save his life, but Michael still wasn’t expected to ever regain consciousness. The only reason he did is because Dr Drake performed a new procedure to wake up comatose patience. Sonny decided to retire from the mob and marry KAte as a result of Michaek being in a coma. It lasted five seconds. Kate was shot at the wedding
    In the meantime, Sonny had the brainwave of marrying Claudia to secure his position in the mob families, unknowing that she was responsible. When he found out, I don’t think I need to tell you how he reacted. Claudia panicked and took Carly (who was pregnant) hostage, and tried to kidnap Carly’s baby. Michael killed CLaudia to defend Carly, so Sonny, Carly and Jason covered it up to save Sonny from prison. Sonny was arrested for murdering Claudia, but Michael confessed and went to prison. And he was raped by an inmate. JAson went to prison to protect Michael. Eventually, both were released.
    After Michael was shot, Carly wanted Sonny to give up his paternal rights to Jax, and Sonny agreed. But that lasted maybe five minutes, of course. Sonny also shot his own SON, Dante, (Yes the very same cop who arrested you), point blank in the chest when Dante was about to arrest him. Dante’s mother kept Sonny from Dante in order to keep Dante safe from mob life.
    So, Michael is OK now but he wasn’t for a long time., His moral compass was severely distorted for a while thanks to SOnny and Carly.
    You have no idea how attractive I find your unvarnished truth telling, whenever you do that, I feel like marrying you and having your children (But I like you with Elizabeth so I won’t break you up)
    Sincerely
    Me
    PS: Jason had a son of his own but when given the chance, he wouldn’t give up the mob for him. His name was Jake Martin. Sadly, JAke died after being run over by Luke., No, Luke didn’t suffer any consequences.
    PSS: I really hope reading this doesn’t make your head explode or ruin your sobriety.

  2. I just cannot for the life of me understand why RC went from giving Jason Thompson a mature, adult storyline that resulted in Emmy-worthy performances to this Sabrina drivel. I don’t hate Sabrina, but she belongs in a teen storyline. This is the man who fell in love with, appreciated, and changed for and because of a strong legacy character, a woman who challenged him and was his equal. I know we are supposed to understand that grief has changed Patrick, but seriously? I do not get it.

    • It was a mistake to position her as a student nurse, I think. It just emphasizes how enormous the difference in their life experiences and ages are. I mean, Patrick was not only a practicing doctor, but already acknowledged as one of the best in his field when he joined the show 8 years ago. I know JT has a baby face, but this is not a super young guy anymore.

      Anyway, I was heartened he turned her down for now, at least. Anything else would have been disturbing and OOC.

  3. Hahha! (Lol at the Hamburgler, but the Hamburgler never looked so good) So well put- esp the Todd wtf Carly grand love affair?! Unreal! They should just have Roger play Todd Manning on OLTL, and (insert new rando character here) on GH.

  4. i couldnt’ care less about sonny and anyone..let alone, she’s kate, for five seconds…no wait, she’s connie, no wait she’s kate…

    and who hates sabraina……..i love her………..

    todd and carly…nope, totally don’t care one bit at all…is all i can say…

    patrick and company were the only part of yesterday’s show that i enjoyed…the rest of it was like you said ff or mute material….

    i watched for the most part one of my fave movies again…

    susan

    i have to agree rachel…if todd were to leave GH for good, it wouldn’t bother me one bit……i have never enjoyed roger howarth….i didnt see him as todd, the first time, but i did see him on atwt…..and realy didnt’ care for him there, either….

  5. And the worst part is, ONCE AGAIN, everyone is so flippin’ stupid about it. Well, at least Olivia is. Shouldn’t her first instinct about an ‘off’ Kate be ‘aw shit Connie’s back’? Instead it’s, ‘well she must be having a bad day cause you cheated on her.’

    And this is the first time I’ve said this about Sonny and a woman, but dude, Sonny, it ain’t worth the hassle.

    • Yeah, when I realized Sonny was the smartest person in a scene yesterday, I almost despaired for humanity. Olivia is just terminally stupid right now.

  6. The Connie/Kate storyline is just….a nightmare, one of those horrible recurring nightmares that you can’t wake yourself up from. I get it, she has DID, but how no one has just shaken her up and said “Um…your boyfriend can’t cheat on you with you” is just baffling. I don’t care about Sonny or ConKate at this point and I really need them both to just go away (ideally in the same fashion Jason went sorry not sorry)

    I’ve always adored Roger Howarth so honestly anything he does I love but he will always belong with Blair (imo). They went through the long grungy 90’s hair stage together that’s love. I really don’t understand the Carly thing, yes RH and LW do have great chemistry but they just aren’t rootable together. And throwing AJ in there just gave me a headache. Poor Liz.

    How can anyone hate Sabrina? I just wanna hug her for that facepalm inducing crush rant…and then slap those horrible glasses off her and do her hair and dress her appropriately. I mean come on did you see that sweater? If the Nurses Ball doesn’t give Sabrina a nice She’s All That moment I will be disappointed.

    OLTL cast photo…nuDestiny is tall, skinny, and apparently opposed to wearing pants? Interesting…

    • I wouldn’t have a problem with Todd and Carly as a placeholder until he reunites with Blair, but they seem to have skipped, like, FIVE relationship levels. I mean, you’d think they’ve been together for years they way they talk about their love, but really? Both of them spent most of last year in love with other people, and then they had a one night stand and she disowned him the next day. It’s such a bizarre disconnect between how the writers obviously see them and what we actually saw on screen.

  7. Todd sounds so freaking desperate which is OKAY when it comes to Blair. However, decades long OLTL fans are suppose to buy that this man is in love with Snarly? No. Absolutely no way in heck would Todd#1 go for broke over an imitation of Blair Cramer!

    FL and KDP looked fabulous in those pictures!

    RC loves DID story telling, so there is no way that Konnie is going any where in the next few months. Personally, Connie/Kate should have ended up in prison with Johnny Z.

  8. I do love me Roger Howarth A LOT but seriously, Carly Benson lol~ That said they do it for me in a way I can’t even completely describe. I see Todd’s usual dynamics going on without the anger and violence. He wants Carly because she is so much like him is the vibe I am getting. Maybe its a settling for Carly since she’ll accept him pretty much as is. Blair and Tea just push him too hard to be better for their children. Maybe when RH gets back we can put on the breaks and fill in the blanks with dating, learning one another and getting past the baby switch and Johnny Z etc. I know we saw Todd and Carly as friends but the leap was too fast from friends to lovers, at least in my opinion.

    Stop with the DID please its quite painful. Kelly Sullivan is doing her best but really only Erica Slezak has done DID with justice.

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