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Joey's Harmony Hype #1
"February Sweeps Have Been Swept... Right Out The
Door on Passions"
Where to start, Passionettes?? This is the month in which
writers lock themselves in their
rooms and think of the best possible turn of events for their shows
to sweep up those ratings. Well, there has to be a
good explanation right? Hmmm... I got it!
There was a crisis at NBC, and they
could only play the same episode of Passions over and over
again for the past two weeks!!? Hardly the case
folks, because this is what James E. Reily (head
writer for Passions) had planned for February
Sweeps: false advertising, a night that has gone on for more than a month, a never-ending battle between
"Good VS Evil," and another member
of Harmony’s women saved by a sweet simple little kiss after losing
all signs of life.
As many would agree, Passions has great potential to
become a soap like Days of Our
Lives, but JER’s tendency to drag things out can really turn some viewers off. One often wonders in the
"sleepy" town of Harmony if anyone actually goes to bed?
My guesstamation figures that it has been at least 3
AM for the past two weeks now.
Counting the weekends, the current day on Passions has
lasted forty-two days, and
within that time period, the following has happened: Gwen and Rebecca
throw an engagement party for Ethan and Theresa.
Grace learns she's pregnant and has a feeling it will be a boy. Ethan orders Theresa and Pilar a make-over.
The truth about Sam being Ethan’s
real father is revealed after Rebecca e-mails a sleazy tabloid Ivy’s
letter to Sam in which Theresa had stored on her
computer. Sheridan and Luis take another stab at
getting the deed done with a romantic bubble bath
and fail when Theresa frantically calls the cottage
in the middle of Julian’s rant. Charity is thrown into the fires of
Hell at the hands of her cousin Kay, leaving the
others to fight for her survival yet again. And
after learning the news that her husband is Ethan
Crane’s father, Grace takes a tumble down the
Crane mansion stairs, losing her unborn baby.
Think the night is over? Well, not quite.... Ethan -minus
his preppy attire- and the rest
of the brat-packers change clothes and set out on a mission (at three
o’clock in the morning) to find out who knew the
truth about his identity and didn’t tell him, much
to the despair of a terrified Theresa. Father Lonigan attempts to save both Kay and Charity with his never
ending supply of holy water. Sam declares his love for Grace
and with a sweet little kiss she comes back from the
nearly dead to curse Ivy and her family for what she has done. All that taking place while Sheridan and Luis
eat roasted chestnuts and head back
to the cozy little cottage to finally make love. Whew what a night....all that could have been
accomplished in a mere two weeks instead of the agonizing 42 days,
in which viewers awaited the highly publicized death
of a "much loved character."
And what a surprise the viewers got!! The much loved
character that fell victim to Ivy’s
crushing secret was in fact Grace’s baby, despite all rumors and spoilers.
I honestly thought that the death might have been
Hank after the recent departure of Dalton James and many would agree that his passing would have had more
impact than the death of Grace’s baby.
Sure she will have to deal with the loss of her baby along with the
rest of her family and friends, but this was no
where near the much loved character that many
In my personal opinion, the only thing good that has come
out of February Sweeps on
Passions was the apparent rewrite of Dana Sparks’ character, Grace Bennett. Hopefully with her
near death experience, the new Grace will remember she
has powers to fight Evil and might venture over to
the dark side again! (She was always sooo much fun to watch when she was evil wasn’t she?) And
no one can forget Sheridan and Luis... the only two people in the whole
world that can spend hours upon hours together
completely naked and not get anything done.
They finally followed through with their passions for one
another after many scenes of smirks
and giggles and all I can say is "Thank God!!!" You ask why?
Shuis was the couple on the show that
up until now has kept me watching. All of the grins, goo-goo’s
and ga-ga’s has totally worked my last nerve,
proving that they were JER’s last resort for a ratings sweep. Once again, dragging things out has left
viewers completely frustrated and cheated.
And believe me, they had no problem voicing their opinions in show’s
forums and chat.
After re-reading the JER interview, we can all hope that
things will pick up speed on
the show. In this interview, JER has promised a lot for the fans between
weddings and "woo woo" (assuming everyone
goes to bed and wakes up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed
to face the next month-long day in Harmony.) The only advice
that I can give is hang in there Passion fans, for
all of this "woo woo" has to come
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