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1/23/06 - 1/27/06
What a week, huh? Not much going on for most of it,
but then, on Friday, we got - BOLLYWOOD!!! So, did it impress you at
all? Were you thrilled or bored? Or, like me, did you just
keep wondering who on earth thought that one up?
Ok, the costumes were beautiful, the colors slapped your
eyes, and the music was at least interesting, I guess. But really,
what was it all for? Are they going for the India - based viewers
now? I understand Bollywood is the next big movie-making hub, or so
they say, but honestly, how many of us run out to see the newest film from
there? I have never seen one myself, although I did see a news story
about them once.
And it really didn't help that it was Gwen's daydream,
either. Well, it did explain it, actually. Only Gwen would
come up with something like that, that over-the-top, if you will. I
mean, come on, a struggle between the two women over a man who can only
remark on how much passion he's aroused in the two of them is something
only she would think of as a good thing. Especially when she comes
out on top.
I guess, all in all, I'd give it an A for eye appeal and
originality, a D for story content, and an F for the overall idea. I
think it would have been a lot better to have the two women just duke it
out in "real" life, personally. Or, if they had to have a
fantasy sequence, make it something along the lines of the Chicago one
they did before. Now, that was funny, interesting, and well done,
and the viewers could better identify with it, too. I'd even have
enjoyed one based on Brokeback Mountain, with Gwen and Theresa fighting
over Ethan, yet strangly attracted to each other at the same time....now
that would have been fun. Bollywood? Who really cares?
The rest of the week was just everyday Passions fare.
Nothing special, no real surprises, unless you consider Katherine's
decision to steal Martin from Pilar a surprise, and little to get excited
about. After a couple of months when it seemed they'd finally gotten
the message and were beginning to give us what we wanted, it seems they've
decided it's too much trouble and are slipping back into the
"never-finish-anything, write-like-a-monkey" mold.
Sheridan and Chris, with Rachel's help, have decided Marty
must be in Hawaii, so they are on their way there to find him. It
all came about because Rachel remembered a word Alistair used to say to
her all the time - Kamakaykay - and when they put it in the computer, they
got numbers that turned out to be latitude 20. Now, since it didn't
specify north or south, that left them with a swath around the whole world
that included Africa, South America, and the Pacific, which meant they
still had no idea where to look. However, Eve hypnotized Rachel and
got her to remember things about where she was held captive, and they all
pointed to Hawaii. So, off the two go, sure they will find Marty
I think they will actually find Luis there, to tell the
truth, but no matter. The whole discovery of the place was really
shaky, and made little to no sense to me. But, I'm not writing the
show, so they don't ask my opinion before they muck the whole thing up.
And really, since this isn't real life, they can do whatever they want, so
maybe I shouldn't be so hard on them. The thing is, tho, that even
tho it's not real life, it should still follow the rules of nature and
common sense, unless they are dealing with the supernatural, and they
simply don't do that.
Now on to Katherine. I could not believe the way she
treated Pilar when she went over there to challenge her for Martin.
Rachel talked her into doing it, but you would think the oh-so-moral and
self-righteous Katherine would never try to interfere in a marriage,
wouldn't you? Isn't she one of the ones that have spoken up about
Theresa trying to get Ethan from Gwen? I believe so, yet here she
is, doing something even worse, since Martin and Pilar have children
together and she already kept him from his family for over 20 years.
And now they are busily planning their vow renewal ceremony, too, yet she
doesn't give a hoot about that.
Anyway, there she was, standing in Pilar's house, telling
her that she will do whatever she has to in order to get Martin back,
because he loves her, not Pilar. And when Pilar tried to slap her
she had the nerve to say that Pilar has abused her before and she won't
allow it again! What a crock! Nothing that Pilar has ever done
or said to Katherine can be considered abuse, since Katherine stole her
man and kept him from raising his kids or living his life with his wife,
as he should have. She's the abuser, from what I can see.
And Sheridan. She has been telling Theresa to leave
Ethan alone, since he's married, even tho she knows he loves Theresa with
all his heart, but when her mother tells her she's after a married man,
she tells her to go for it if it will make her happy! I am really
having a hard time with that. Pilar was like her mother, for
goodness sake. All those years after her real mother left her to
laze around Mexico, living like a queen, Pilar was there for Sheridan,
doing all the things a mother would do. Katherine could have cared
less, but Pilar was always there. Yet now she can turn on her and
support her mother's wish to steal her husband. What a trollop!
Fancy and Noah seem to have parted ways again. She
got her nose in a bind because he said the name Maya while making love to
her, and demanded he tell her every last thing about the woman. He
told her what she needed to know, only holding back the part about the guy
that got shot, but that's not good enough. Now, I don't remember
hearing her tell him every detail of the relationships she's had before,
do you? Yet he has to come totally clean, nothing less.
She stuck her foot in her own mouth, tho, but mentioning
the letter she'd read while snooping through his wallet, and that made him
mad, too. He asked why it was wrong for him to keep a secret, but ok
for her to do the same, especially about snooping through his private
things, and that was just too much for our Little Miss Priss. She
told him it's over between them, and walked out. Oh, if only it were
We did have a moment of interesting happenings, tho.
Paloma and Simone, while traipsing around the basement of the Book Cafe,
looking for something Paloma needs for her job, stumbled across a trap
door in the floor, and when they climbed down through it, they found a
room stacked full of boxes, marked "Property of Alistair Crane",
and at least some of them are full of tapes and cds. Now, that
sounds like his storehouse of secrets, and even they realize they've found
a gold mine, but my next question is, when will they reveal this room to
anyone else? And when will they begin going through it all and
finding out all the secrets? Hopefully it will be soon. Now,
that will be the beginning of good times on this show, when secrets are
Kay and Fox were pretty interesting, too. He wants
to propose to her, she can't accept until the planets are aligned
correctly, and Tabitha and Endora are doing everything they can to help
her avoid the Big Question. Meanwhile, Ivy and Valerie are still
trying all they can to break them apart. However, on Friday's show
Kay spotted the two of them together, in a huddle, and figured out they
are working together, so at least now she's aware of what's really going
on. It will be interesting to see how she avoids his proposal, or if
she can't, how she turns him down gently. Or does she? And
what will she do now she knows what Ivy and Val are doing? This can
be a really good story to follow, if they continue to do it right.
Alistair's still in a coma, although it did seem he was
trying to come back for a while there. Not yet, tho. But
another sort of interesting thing happened on Friday. Theresa took
her mother to the spa for the Christmas present she gave her, and while
there she ran into a blond woman named Hannah Nicola Smythe (get it?) who
tells her she knows all about marrying older men, and advises her to find
out what powers she has now that he's disabled, and what she will get once
he's gone, if he dies. This might lead to Theresa taking the power
at Crane Industries, as well as running the house and who lives there,
etc. It could really be good, too.
Ok, that's my thoughts on this week. I guess
it wasn't the best of weeks, but it did have a couple of bright spots, and
the hope of good things to come, so it wasn't a total loss.
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