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12/26/05 - 12/30/05
Happy New Year, everyone. I wasn't able to watch the
show all week until yesterday, so I can't opine on what happened, but I do
have a few questions so I'm just going to talk about those. Things
should be back to normal next week, tho.
I have tried to keep up with the action through the
wonderful transcripts and daily updates on the site, here, and I would
recommend them to any of you who miss a day or two, or more. The
transcripts are a word-for-word written log of what is said on each day's
show, and you get a pretty good idea of what is going on. You don't
have the advantage of seeing the motions, what the characters do as they
are talking, etc, or what they are doing when they aren't talking at all,
but if you then go read the update for that day you get a better idea of
It seems a lot happened this week, with Ethan waking
up and all. I just kept wondering, tho, where the gratitude from
Gwen, Ivy, and Sam was? Did anyone of them let Theresa know how
grateful they are that she stopped Gwen from pulling the plug on him and
ending all hope of him waking up again? I sure didn't see it if they
did, and I really think that's rude and just downright wrong. She
saved his life, and that deserves some thanks from those that love him and
are so happy to have him back.
Now, here's the main part of my problem with what
happened yesterday. We have been promised that secrets would be
revealed by Alistair before he dies, or seems to die, or whatever, yet all
we got yesterday was the fact that he paid Spike to turn Jessica into a drugged
out trollop, which we already knew, and that he killed Luis and Antonio,
which we already knew, also. Now, Luis isn't really dead, of course,
and I doubt Antonio is, either, but that's beside the point. The
last thing we learned, which we hadn't known, is that he also paid Rae to
seduce Simone, and according to him, "turn her into a lesbian."
Now, that is impossible, of course, but that's what he claims to have
So......is that all there is? Are we getting
any of the really important secrets out, like we were promised?
Where's the revelation that Gwen and Rebecca lied, cheated, and outted
Ethan's paternity? How about the fact that Ivy set Grace up?
How about the fact that Chad, in reality, isn't Julian and Eve's love
child, thereby allowing him and Whitney to live happily ever after with
their beautiful son Miles? What happened to all that? I, for
one, feel like it's TC's shed all over again. I mean, we get the big
build up, and then......nothing. Not one new thing, except the Rae
business, was revealed.
Ok, it's true, Sam and the others didn't know for
sure that Spike was paid to ruin Jessica, but they did always feel
Alistair was behind it, so it was no big news to them to find out they
were right all along. And everyone knew he was behind the deaths of
the Lopez-Fitzgerald boys, too. True, his revelation that Sheridan
killed her aunt was news to her, but others already knew it, and we did,
too. Honestly, it was just a big let down. At least so far.
Now, with Alistair running for his life from the Lady in
Red Fingernails - aka Rachel - it doesn't seem likely he will be making
any more revelations, so where's the beef, as they used to ask?
What, is he going to be running through the library, where all the
"guests" are, tossing out tidbits of major secrets with each
pass through? Oh, yes, I can see it now. He comes running in
the door, with Rachel hot on his heels, and say "Hi, all. One
more thing: Gwen and Rebecca sent the paternity news to the
tabloid", then out the other door. Back in through the
bookcase, tossing out "And Sam, Ivy, the woman in your bed nowadays,
paid David Hastings to pose as Grace's first husband, but it's not
true" on his way out the patio doors.
And just when they are digesting that news, here he
comes through the garden door, letting them know that Julian and Eve's
real bastard son is Spike, not Chad, then he leaves via the basement door
built into the coffee table. Somehow that just doesn't seem
possible. Or maybe he loses Rachel, with her swinging
knife-of-vengeance, and calmly strolls in to the library, making all the
pronouncements before the not-so-dead woman finds him again, sending him
careening out the French doors, running for his very life. I don't
I guess it could happen, and more secrets could be brought
out somehow, but I have the sinking feeling we've gotten all we're going
to get, and I, for one, feel cheated - again.
Now, on to Rachel. Wow, that was really some huge
surprise. Knock me over with a feather, how on earth could we not
all have known it would be Rachel, back from the dead, who was skulking
around all over the place, promising to kill Alistair at the first
opportunity? Oh, wait. We did. True, I, for one, kept
trying to hope it would be a real surprise, someone not quite so obvious.
Why, for instance, would Rachel give a darn about what happened to the
Bennetts, the Russells, and the Lopez-Fitzgeralds? They are nothing
Well, anyway, you get the idea. After waiting
all this time and making such a huge deal out of it, you'd think we'd get
a better payoff than that, right? I mean, I fell like I helped dig
through tons of mud and gunk to help a guy find a diamond mine, and all I
got for all my trouble was a souvenir rock from the rubble left behind.
What a piker!
Ok, I know, there's still next week, and Rachel
could trip and break a nail, forcing her to give up the chase while she
goes to get it redone, thereby allowing Alistair to reveal even more dirt
on everyone, but.....this is Passions. We could never get so lucky.
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