Friday, April 9, 2010
4/8/10 review - Doctors in Love
Any bets for a 1.8 next week?
Philip/Melanie/Carly/Daniel/Chloe - Carly thinks moving in with Daniel and Chloe is a bad idea; and that Chloe will get pissed if the subject is even brought up. Before Daniel can bring it up, Chloe invites Philip and Melanie over for dinner. Things rapidly turn stupid as Daniel is called away to assist Carly with a surgery as Melanie grinningly observes. Meanwhile, Philip and Chloe make meaningless small talk while waiting for them all to come back..
D.A. Woods and Wife/Chad/Gaby - Chad and Gaby get into it over Rafe. Chad and D.A. Woods get into it over Rafe. Abe and D.A. Woods get into it over Rafe. Also, this was Jessica Tuck’s second airdate as Madeline Woods. Jessica Tuck is known to soap fans as OLTL’s Megan Gordon Harrison. I like her so far, but wonder why she’s putting up with such a grumpy old schmuck like the D.A.
Maggie/Hope- Hope interrogates Rafe while the rest of us take a nap. Later on, Hope finds out from Maggie that Bo left town. She uses some half-assed excuse that she accidentally erased his messages. I don’t buy it. When you’re both parents of the same kid, she would have checked the messages just so that she would know if it involved Ciara. The writers didn’t even try to explain the lack of a final BOPE scene in a decent way.
Rafe/Sami/Abe - Abe tries to calm Sami down about the accusation against Rafe. Sami unusually goes back to true form, takes a look at Woods’ file and makes up an alibi for Rafe. Once her story is proven false, Rafe gets all high-handed, leading to another interminable SAFE talk. Rafe feels it will never work out, Sami grovels, and I yawn.
Stefano/EJ - EJ threatens to put Stefano in a psychiatric ward. Stefano shows EJ Anna’s forced confession. Finally, EJ admits what he’s done as Stefano promises to exact revenge against EJ’s revenge. There wasn’t quite the same amount of spice to these scenes today as in yesterday’s eppy…mainly because it was too drawn out and all over the place.
DAYS is just boring repetition lately while GH has been on fire. The soap really needs to step up their game if they want to survive. Just because they got renewed for another year doesn’t mean the writers all need to write on auto pilot.