Wednesday, December 31, 2008

BC - Tue, 12/30/08

Brot stops at Taylor's and offers her a ride to PT. Where did he get a car?

What can I say about Krystal and her "needs"? She is just PATHETIC! She could not be faithful to a man if her LIFE depended upon it!

Ryan tells Greenlee Annie's locked up and can't hurt her or get at her now. Excuse me? Didn't he think that before Annie walked into the room?

Ryan also says they have to stop focusing on the past and focus on their future together, move on with their lives, etc. He doesn't have the SLIGHTEST sense of propriety. He doesn't have the slightest sense period! How about taking a little time each to get used to where they are in their lives and to come to terms with it?

Oh for God's sake! Now Emma is at another sleepover at Opal's. She was at a sleepover at Opal's LAST NIGHT. She was also traumatized by seeing her mother, whom she hasn't seen for a long time and who didn't recognize her. She needs her father, but all HE needs is Greenlee and sex. I don't care if it IS New Year's Eve - what an asshole!

And now we hear that Jenny and Kathy are going to be a the same sleepover as Emma, so what was the point of them coming home at all? I can see how Kathy and Emma can play together and enjoy a sleepover while their respective parents have their respective meltdowns, but Jenny is a BABY -- I doubt she will enjoy yet another "sleepover". What she'd probably enjoy is the comfort of sleeping in her own bed in her own room with her own mother. Well, maybe not that LAST part ...

How utterly TACKY to name a hospital wing "Babe"! Where's the dignity in THAT? That's like calling it the Cheap Slut Memorial Wing. I LOVED that I paused to type this and when I resumed, David told Jake that HE had bad taste. BWAHAHAHAHAAAAA!

Don't the people on soaps ever get tired of burning candles for every romantic evening they've ever had? Hint: Doing the same predictable thing EVERY time eventually ceases to be romantic and becomes routine and boring.

Someone earlier speculated that they are setting David up to be murdered. They may be right. At the very least, he's being set up for something "really bad".

Robin "It's past Christmas -- where's the Christmas miracle? It must be that the show is still on the air" Coutellier

BC - Mon, 12/29/08

If JAR had a hangover, why did he and Amanda go home EARLY where he could be busted by Adam?

Why hasn't anyone called Ryan to tell him that Annie escaped (and is possibly gunning for him and Greenlee)? Jesse finally calls him, but only after Annie has managed to get to the Penthouse and SLEEP there for who knows how long.

Jesse asks the doctor how a woman with such a weak hold on reality was able to so easily break out of a high-security facility. High security? Well, THERE'S your answer, Jesse, it's not and never HAS been a "high-security facility". I wouldn't be surprised to see a sign on the door saying that the premises are to be unlocked at all times.

I LOVED it when Ryan told Greenlee: "All the bad stuff is behind us!" Yeah, with a KNIFE!

Krystal apologizes to David because he's being nice to her. GAG! He tells her not to apologize and says: "We've share SO MUCH together." No you haven't. She is SUCH a sap!

Why were Ryan and Greenlee surprised when Opal brought Emma into the place? Weren't they expecting her to bring Emma home? Doesn't matter, apparently -- Ryan was trying to get into Greenlee's pants again. If Opal and Emma hadn't walked in and been surprised by Annie standing there, they would have walked in on Greenlee and Ryan having sex.

David tells Petey he has quite the nose, Petey having detected that the room is freshly painted. Only a person with a severely compromised sense of smell would not be able to smell that the room had been freshly painted, not to mention that there had been a FIRE in the room the night before! I don't care HOW much you air something out and use an ozone machine, you aren't going to get rid of the odor of a burning house that quickly! It will be deep in the carpets and furniture, too.

Monday's knockout: Ryan

Robin "too bad he didn't land in the fireplace" Coutellier

Saturday, December 27, 2008

BC - Fri, 12/26/08

All in all, it's been a pretty boring week on AMC.

If the staff at Oakhaven cannot protect Annie from Aidan, perhaps they should consider either putting him in restraints or ejecting him from the facility to somewhere where he'd be more at home -- like a state institution, perhaps.

The address of Tad & Krystal's house is 3420 Canyon Drive.

Not one, not two, but THREE people were knocked unconscious in ONE episode:
Doctor St. Clair

I guess it never occurred to Krystal to go to Ruth and Joe's house or the Valley Inn (which, admittedly, might be full) or Jesse and Angie's (also full, but still ...) -- ANYWHERE but David's house. But noooooo. Idiot. Later in the same show, she lies and tells Opal that she IS staying at Jesse and Angie's. LYING, deceitful idiot.

When Ryan passionately rammed Greenlee's back into the fireplace mantle, how many of you said: "OW!"? Such PASSION! Such ROMANCE! Such DRECK! Those two are SOOOO over!

Robin "there's a fine line between being passionate and being violently ill" Coutellier

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

BC - Mon, 12/22/08

Jake apologizes to Amanda and tells her that he never would want to hurt her -- EVER. Well, obviously he WOULD want to hurt her -- when he's drunk! I think that negates the ever part.

You know, considering that they are billionaires, the Chandlers should really consider buying sturdier front doors. They wobble like beaded curtains!

Does a day ever go by when Emma is NOT pawned off on someone else?

David to Krystal: "Why do I get the feeling that you're pulling away?" Me: "Because you're SATAN?"

Robin "he's a SEXY Satan, but a Satan, nonetheless" Coutellier

Monday, December 22, 2008

BC - Thu-Fri, 12/18-19/08

Erica's Line of the CENTURY:
"Oh come on, let me have my fun -- I mean, how often do I get to plan a wedding?" BWAHAHAHAHAHHAAA!

So Randi never did even bother to call in to work, even after being busted by Angie? She's lucky Erica didn't fire her ass on the spot, not for the porn thing, but for not even bothering to call in to work to let them know she was still alive. If she knew enough to know exactly when Erica was going to do a press conference about HER being announced as the new face of Fusion, you'd think she'd be in contact with them at the time.

David had just told Joe over the phone that it wasn't blackmail and Joe had just proved what an honorable man and doctor he was, blah, blah, blah ... David then snorts a chuckle and says "Back at ya, Joe." Then he hangs up. Okay, I think we ALL know what the last two words were that Joe said to David, and they weren't "Merry Christmas"!

Krystal MUST be drugged to believe that crock of shit David just handed her (although it doesn't seem like she's actually had any of the milk yet). Joe is her FATHER-IN-LAW who has been Chief of Staff for a couple of generations! She just calmly accepts what David shovels out about Joe and congratulates him? GMAFB!

It was wonderful to see all the old clips with Myrtle! That was one fast funeral, though! Or was it a funeral? Was it more of an impromptu memorial? I know PV is used to doing things on the spur of the moment, but she only died yesterday as far as the show was concerned. I hope they are planning ot have a more formal (and better attended) funeral for her, even if they don't let us see it.

I would have liked to see a montage of every person Myrtle has ever offered a cup of tea to in her living room over the years. It would have to be fast since there were so many people, but it would be RICH in memories! I'm curious -- do they have to pay former actors if they show images of them?

Robin "RIP Ms. Herlie" Coutellier

Thursday, December 18, 2008

BC - Wed, 12/17/08

Could Kendall's sudden major twitch have anything to do with Myrtle dying? Myrtle was just mentioned, and Zach said he invited her over for Christmas, so obviously they are about to discover that she has died.

Where is Brot getting his spending money? I heard Jake mention the name of someone Brot has been impersonating in order to get medical benefits -- is he taking someone else's disability benefits, too?

Speaking of money, how could Taylor rent a nice condo like that while taking money from Brot to help finance it? Wouldn't a small apt on the ground floor somewhere be much more practical and less imposing on him? That doesn't sit well with me -- it's not Taylor's style to do that. And Brot's talking about renting the condo across the walkway. Again, WHERE is he getting the money for that? You KNOW his disability benefits aren't going to be enough to cover renting 1.5 condos.

How is it that Aidan, Mr. Secret Agent, is able to talk openly on his cellphone in the corridor at the mental hospital if he's there incognito as a PATIENT? Since when do the patients have their own cellphones while locked up? At least a couple of staff members just walked on by, ignoring him. My impression was that the only person who knew his true identity was the guy he bribed. And why hasn't anyone noticed that Aidan is spending almost all his time hanging around Annie's room? That's just creepy.

I'm glad they mentioned show history with Bianca's first love, Sara. FYI for those of you who might not have watched the show at the time, the reason Bianca was in rehab was that she was anorexic. I was surprised she mentioned Sara, though. Which makes me think Sara is going to make an appearance. Which makes me wonder if Sara has actually already made an appearance -- maybe Annie's new doctor at Oakhaven is actually SARA. That's not a spoiler, just a guess/prediction on my part.

Robin "Why not?" Coutellier

BC - Mon-Tue, 12/15-16/08

All right -- I'm starting to get pissed off about Taylor STILL being in the hospital. She's using it like it's a hotel or something! What about sick and injured people who actually NEED a hospital bed and the attention of doctors and nurses? Given how strong she is (and always WAS) and the fact that she's getting around with a walker, she probably wouldn't even need an assistant except for someone to drop in maybe once a day. It also TOTALLY goes against everything we've come to know about Taylor's personality that she's still just basically lying around in between PT sessions.

Why would Ryan go to Greenlee for help in sewing a costume? Greenlee is not even remotely domestic. He should have gone to Bianca for advice -- at least Bianca would have some experience in the area of costuming little girls. I suppose Greenlee could recommend a tailor or seamstress/ster in town, but that's about IT.

Are we supposed to believe a world-reknowned, mega-rich cardiologist not only leaves a key on the front stoop of his (literal) castle, but leaves one in plain sight on the ground? Maybe he deliberately left it there for Krystal. (I could have missed it if they showed it)

Robin "they didn't even bother with a Welcome Mat (or in David's case, a 'Fuck-Off Mat'" Coutellier

Monday, December 15, 2008

BC - Fri, 12/12/08

As usual, Fusion is being its professional best by having a photo shoot of their model in their crappy office. I'm amazed they aren't just using Amanda's cellphone camera in between calls and text messages. Half the photos the guy took didn't even have the white screen behind Randi, so the ad campaign will apparently show her wearing red lingerie in the office. Or is that a dress? I can't tell. Whatever it is, it easily fits both Randi and Amanda. As short as it is on Randi, it probably doesn't even cover Amanda's ass (hence Jake's comments about her looking like a hooker). That, BTW, was WAAAAY out of character for Jake to be insulting her like that. He's a nicer guy than that. Yeah, he was spoiling for a fight after being rejected by Taylor, but he could have found a better way to pick on JAR than by belittling Amanda, with whom he had an amicable breakup.

When the woman saw Aidan leaving Annie's room and demanded to know who he was, I half expected her to pull an Obi Wan Kenobi and tell her to ignore him and let him pass -- he's not the suspicious man she's looking for. :-)

Did you catch the mouth on the extra behind Jake and JAR when JAR punched him out? JAR punches him and the extra's jaw drops in surprise and horror. Okay, I can buy that. But she just stands there holding the pose. It was very short, anyway, but VERY obviously too long held that way. I was wondering if a dentist was suddenly going to appear to inspect her teeth because I can't think of any other reason for her to stand there with her mouth so unnaturally gaping. I can just hear her now talking to the director. Director: "Sweetie, I need you to hold your mouth open in surprise." Extra: "But NO ONE would actually DO that for more than a split second! How long am I supposed to stand there with my mouth gaping open? What if I start to drool?" "Director: "You do it until I say cut! This is *ALL* *MY* *CHILDREN*. You're an E-X-T-R-A. Do you part as written or you're out! There are a thousand other women out there to take your place in a heartbeat. The extra's jaw obediently drops and stays that way.

What kind of idiot honcho at a mental institution would allow someone who bribes him to have carte blanche access to the patients without having the slightest idea WHY the guy wants to be there? I mean, what if Aidan is a rapist fixated on Annie? The guy obviously has no idea who Aidan IS, just that he has money. This could come back to bite him in a major way, so you'd think he would do at least a tiny bit of homework on Aidan before letting him roam the halls. For all he knows Aidan is working for some investigative agency that's investigating the running of Oakhaven and the guy could easily lose his job or even go to prison for letting Aidan do whatever he wants.

Robin "since Aidan routinely talks gibberish, though, he DOES fit in" Coutellier

Saturday, December 13, 2008

BC - Thu, 12/11/08

Poor Emma is going to have SUCH low self-esteem by the time she grows up! Not only has she gone through all kinds of traumas, especially with the adults in her life, but now her MOMMY doesn't know who she is. Uh, didn't her DADDY forget who she was not so long ago? And her first Daddy was a bad man who also disappeared, because Mommy knew he liked other little girls better (I doubt Emma knows that part, though). And her best friend lost not only her Daddy, but her first Mommy, her second Mommy AND her third Mommy! Emma's going to grow up thinking she's invisible and desperately throwing herself at every man (or woman) she meets in an attempt to make someone love her enough to not only stay with her (shades of MOMMY!), but to remember her from one day to the next!

I noticed that in David's shrine to Babe there is a photo of her wearing a black baseball cap with her name on it in glitter. Didn't she get that hat from Wes (aka Richie)? You'd think she wouldn't want a photo of her around to remind her of her lapse in judgment (as if ANY of her judgments were ever any good -- I suppose a good one could be considered as a lapse). Not that she's around to be bothered by it anymore, but I would think she would have gotten rid of it once the whole Richie fiasco ended.

Why isn't Spike wearing his Cochlear implant device? At least it look like he's not wearing it.

Hey, it's WINIFRED! It's nice to see her again, especially out of uniform. She certainly looks much prettier and more relaxed than she did at the Chandler's. She moved in with Babe and Krystal when they first left Adam. Does she live there now? If so, why didn't Krystal call her for help?

Did anyone else think that Angie thanking Rebecca for giving Jesse back to her (just before Angie was about to pull the plug on Rebecca's life support) was just rubbing it in? I mean, if I loved a man THAT much, but nobly gave him up to make so he could be happy with a woman he loves so much MORE, I don't think I'd like that fact being rubbed in my face in the last moments just before my death. Nothing like being told you're a real TROUPER for accepting that you're just not good enough right up until your very last breath.

Robin "even if it IS an artificial breath" Coutellier

BC - Wed, 12/10/08

Tad tells Joe about the situation with Jamie and Jeff who are off in the Congo, overdue, there's guerrilla activity, etc. They are not really considered to be in danger at the moment, but David has arranged for Tad to be told that they are. Tad, of course, is going to go over there to rescue them, single-handedly. Joe says he'll fill in Ruth and Opal about the situation. That's nice. What about Brooke? What do you mean "Brooke who?" You know, Jamie's MOTHER???

Greenlee calls Ryan to tell him that Annie is being moved to Oakhaven today and is not taking it very well. Ryan says he'll be right there, and he is ... with EMMA in tow. WTF? Why on earth would he bring a little child where she might see her homicidal, deeply disturbed mother who is currently hysterical about being treated like a crazy person?

Tad tells Krystal about the situation with Jamie and Jeff and how he has to go and she says he can't go (because if he's not there, she will probably have sex with David -- as if she's not going to do that anyway, even if Tad IS there). She doesn't express the slightest concern for Jamie or Jeff, though; she only whines briefly about being left alone with the kids for so long. She relents, realizing he has to go. What IS it with this woman? She spends the first year or more of her marriage trying desperately not to give in and have sex with Adam and now she's desperately trying not to give in and have sex with David. And she's depressed (rightly so). Can't that woman make ANY decisions without consulting her CROTCH first?

Then Krystal has an anxiety attack. Does she call 911? No. Does she call her best friend who also happens to be a doctor? No. Does she call a neighbor to stay with the kids until help arrives? No. Does she call Joe or Ruth, her in-laws who love her? No. She calls ... wait for it ... David. She's acting like she's in withdrawal, though, especially with the nervous arm rubbing and the comment about hoping that warm milk would help, but it didn't (the warm milk she made didn't, anyway). He's getting her addicted to something. It's drug-based, but he's going to convince her that it's him she's addicted to.

Robin "will she start singing with backup boys mindlessly shuffling behind her and looking bored and pouty?" Coutellier

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

BC - Mon-Tue, 12/8-9/08

Why don't we ever hear them page Angie, Frankie, Jake, David or Dr. Joe? Actually, I HAVE heard them page Joe on (very) rare occasions. They must not be in very popular demand -- the only people who contact them are the main characters on the show, who call them directly (they're too immature and impatient to wait for a page -- that's for the "little people").

Is Rebecca Buddig (Greenlee) depressed? The former spitfire hasn't seemed to be able to muster a spark of anything since she returned to the show. No matter what happens, she almost robotically responds (to it when she responds at ALL). They should just let her out of her contract now, because even when she's there, she's not there.

So what is David putting in the milk, and what is he doing with Krystal while she is under the influence of it? Is he brainwashing her? Oh, silly me! Krystal will become convinced (probably on her own with some help from the "milk") that Gabrielle is really baby Babe. Gabrielle is, what, about 6 weeks old or so? She's waaaay overdue to be kidnapped, by Pine Valley standards.

So David is going to allow Bianca to drink the milk intended for Krystal, even though Bianca is breastfeeding. Oh NOW she's giving the baby a bottle. Didn't she confirm to someone just a few days ago that she's nursing?

Robin "David is SUCH a PIG!" Coutellier

Sunday, December 7, 2008

BC - Fri, 12/5/08

Why would they bring Annie into a room with Greenlee as part of deciding on her course of treatment? I mean, I can only imagine how Annie is going to be in therapy -- she's going to be like Goldie Hawn's character in the movie Death Becomes Her who, while in treatment, never shuts up about how her arch-nemesis ruined her life. None of the other patients can stand her because of it. They must have some inkling at this point that Greenlee is more than a little bit of a sore point for Annie. And if they need all the recent players in the latest fiascos in that meeting, why isn't Aidan there? How about Annie's father and an interpreter? Of course, after I write that Annie confuses one of the doctors with her father. Greenlee just sits there like a stump, so why IS she there?

David says he would never turn Little Adam into a Chandler clone the way Adam and JAR would. Then he daydreams about (a very BIG) Little Adam being accepted into Stanford and telling Babe's grave that he's going to be a cardiologist just like his grandfather. No, he's not going to turn him into a Chandler clone -- he's going to turn him into a Hayward clone.

David tells Amanda that she knows how important it is to have someone who will protect a child from a damaged parent -- isn't that what Trevor did for her? Uh, not really. He knew JaNut was damaged, but he married her, anyway, thus putting Amanda right back into JaNut's clutches. According to Amanda when she returned to the show as an adult (a VERY different person from the sweet little Amanda we all remembered and loved), she said her father was away a lot and ignored her, spending all his time placating and/or continuing his love affair with JaNut. It doesn't sound to me like Amanda was protected from JaNut's influence.

Why would rich people allow their tots to open mysterious packages that arrive at the house? Especially tots that have been kidnapped not once, not twice, not thrice, but at LEAST four times and the kid is only 3-4 years old? AND said tot is the child of a man who has also been kidnapped over and over and over again, literally since birth and right up until this last year! AND virtually EVERYONE in that man's family has been kidnapped at least once, but usually multiple times. AND there are the tunnels, which, despite having hidden kidnappers, murderers, rapists, thieves, lunatics, ex-wives, ex-husbands, jealous lovers, blackmailers and (worst of all, *ADAM*) over the years are still wide open for anyone and everyone to just waltz into (those tunnels are a terrorist's DREAM). Is JAR BRAIN-damaged? Actually, considering how many times he's gone off balconies and been punched, not to mention all the drugs and alcohol he's had (and let's not forget, unlike the show's writers, his lethal peanut allergy), that is a possibility.

Are those white sleeves on Amanda's top supposed to look Santa-like? I can't imagine that it's a new fashion (then again, I should never be surprised by what is considered fashionable). They look downright clownlike.

I still think the shrink (Dr. Richards?) bears a strong resemblance to Dave Foley. Compare these two videos. The first one is a short clip of the doctor from the 12/3/08 episode. The second one is a longer clip of Dave Foley on the Craig Ferguson show. Note his "commitment to women's issues" near the end of the segment, which is an example of why I keep expecting the doctor to say something similar about Annie

Okay, did anyone here NOT expect Krystal to end up in David's arms when she ran out of the house? Is that the sound of chirping crickets I hear?

Ryan laments that he didn't even get a tree for Emma. Uh, it's only December 5 -- I think he has a little time for that.

JAR insisted that he be the one to put the tinsel on the tree (racing Little Adam to it). So why wasn't there any tinsel on the tree when they were done?

Jack says he and Carmen "are doing fine". They ARE? Then why haven't we seen her? The last time we saw her, I could have sworn that she broke up with Jack because he clearly still wanted Erica.

Robin "is that the same Christmas Angel that gave Natalie her sight back?" Coutellier

BC - Thu, 12/4/08

That Christmas music at the beginning of the show was really annoying. It was downright frenetic and they kept playing the same notes over and over and over as if a needle was stuck on an old vinyl record.

Jesus, that is a MAMMOTH ring Greenlee is wearing! It looks more like a saucer than a piece of jewelry!

Is there something wrong with Greenlee's hearing? She should have heard Ryan walking right behind her in the room.

Are they brushing Kendall's teeth, along with putting on lipstick (and makeup), plucking her eyebrows and washing and styling her hair? She's probably getting various body parts waxed, too. I'm kind of surprised she's not wearing dangly earrings and spaghetti-strapped tops. If they pull the blanket down, will we see her wearing stiletto heels? I'd love to see Kendall wake up to discover not only that her sister has given birth to her husband's baby, but that, while she was in a coma, someone had pierced her eyebrows, nose and chin, albeit with semi-precious stones and gold hoops.

Since none of the syrupy sweet-talking and babying is waking Kendall up, maybe they should go the route of Poltergeist and have someone sternly tell her to pay attention and WAKE UP - NOW! No sooner did I type that than Bianca tells Zach that Erica is telling Kendall to "Snap to!". Of course, that's not what Erica is doing.

Erica to Greenlee: "Well, you DO tend to live in an 'All Greenlee, All The Time Universe ...'"
It's true, but talk about the Pot calling the Kettle black!

Why are Randi and Frankie doing their pre- and post-ice skating stuff in the boathouse? That is supposed to be done in the PUMPhouse. Now that I think of it, though, perhaps the boathouse and the pumphouse should share their duties AND their name -- the boathouse certainly has seen more pumping action than a Saudi oil well.

Robin "Is Aidan going to do his New Years Eve dip off the dock of the boathouse again this year? " Coutellier

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

BC - Wed, 12/3/08

I don't buy Krystal needing sex or passionate kisses from David as part of her OWN grief therapy. What I buy is that she wants to cheat on Tad -- she wants the excitement that she's just not getting with him and is using her grief as an excuse to justify it to herself when it inevitably happens.

Ryan says that Annie is the way she is because of HIM. What an EGO on that, that ... pompous JERK! Yeah, he is so fantastic that he literally drives women crazy. Uh, I don't think so! I mean, I can see him driving a woman crazy enough to, say, go after him with a hatchet when she has had all she can take from him, but to truly go around the bend -- uh, uh. She had to have already been deeply disturbed for many, many years to have a psychotic break like that (assuming she's not still faking it in an attempt to get an insanity plea). That wouldn't fly in the real world, of course, because she did know right from wrong or she wouldn't have hidden all her actions so consistently and faked being kidnapped.

What's the point of locking people up in the loony bin if they let anyone and everyone stop by and visit at any time of the day or night with no supervision?

Did the psych doctor remind anyone else of Dave Foley? I could not take him seriously because I kept expecting the doctor to say something totally outrageous the way DF does when he's a guest on Craig Ferguson's show in the capacity of one kind of expert or another For instance, when the doctor said: "It appears Annie suffers from severe emotional abandonment issues", I half expected him to follow that up with "... which is SOOOO HOT! I mean crazy chicks are WILD in the sack! We'll DEFINITELY be exploring THAT in 'therapy'!"

Robin "will Kendall awakening from her coma be (one of) the Father Clarence Christmas miracle this year?" Coutellier

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

BC - Tue,12/2/08

Tidbit: The Info on my Tivo for today's episode starts out with "Bianco protects Erica at Fusion." Either it's a typo or someone who is dead sure that there is no such name as "Bianca" and took it upon themselves to change it. I had that happen once when someone deliberately changed my address on a form that *I* had filled out, changing my city name from "San Jose" to "San Hose" (and it was a change of address form for my paycheck).

Why is Taylor counting her situps out loud? Unless you're in a group situation where someone is keeping count for everyone, is that really necessary? Of course, then WE wouldn't know how many she had done, but really, it's a waste of precious air under stress.

Again, WHY is Taylor in the hospital? She is obviously quite strong and competent and mobile enough with the wheelchair and is not otherwise sick or impaired in any way other than her occasionally obnoxious personality and grating voice. She could easily manage somewhere other than the hospital. She could come in for PT or even have someone come to her home to do that and assist her in other ways. She was fine at the party and is now wheeling her way through a park to the boathouse. I call BOGUS on her continuing hospital stay.

The doctor told Zach to take Kendall home. He took that to mean home to die. Zach, as it turns out, is not accepting that, but once Ryan finds out that that is why Kendall was sent home, how long will it be before he claims full custody of Spike? From the time he finds out, it will most likely be five ... four ... three ...

Okay, NOW Krystal is looking like someone in mourning. Very little makeup on someone who normally trowels it on can make someone look somewhat blah and bedraggled.

Why is Greenlee watching Emma? She is the one person Annie hates with a passion, yet SHE is the one watching Emma. Given that all Emma has been put through, you'd think Ryan would make it a priority to spend a lot of time with her to reassure her that everything is all right, instead of pawning her off on Greenlee, who hardly knows her and takes her to work.

Well, we all knew it was only a matter of time before Krystal got up close and personal with David as part of he grief therapy. It doesn't matter if she's giving or receiving. It would be ironic if she got pregnant by him, considering she got pregnant by Tad while married to Adam because she was trying to cheer Tad up when Tad thought he had lost all hope of finding Kate/Kathy.

Is it my imagination or does that Red Wings shirt look like it's intended to fit a teenage girl? It's not particularly big and the wings look kind of capped. Oh wait, there are red sleeves, but it's mounted on a red background, so it gives the illusion that only the white part is the shirt. Someone should have thought of that before mounting it in that frame. It's still on the small side for a pro athlete, though.

I just told my son, a 2-time Iraqi vet about the guy playing Brot, and he says: "Hats off to AMC!"

Robin "It's a good thing" Coutellier

Monday, December 1, 2008

BC - Mon, 12/1/08

How do they ever avoid conflicts of interest at PVH? Erica is being brought in with stab wounds. Jake tells them to notify his father. Erica's relationships with the hospital (off the top of my head) are:

  1. Joe is her former father-in-law.

  2. She was married to Joe's son, Jeff Martin, who used to work there. She treated him badly and aborted their child without his knowledge.

  3. She was engaged to Charlie Brent, Tara's son.

  4. Joe was almost her grandpa-in-law when she was engaged to Charlie Brent.

  5. Jake is Jeff Martin's brother and Joe's son.

  6. The baby that was not really aborted is now Josh, who used to work at PVH and is Jeff's son, Joe's grandson and Jake's nephew.

  7. Erica kidnapped the newborn baby of their former colleague, Maria.

  8. Adam has been on the board of PVH for many years and JAR continues the tradition. They blow and and cold over Erica at any given moment.

  9. David Hayward is her former lover.

  10. The staff at the hospital has treated not one, but TWO stab-wound victims of Erica (Dimitri and Zach).
I know the doctors at PVH are fine and noble people, but you'd think there might be a teensy-weensy bit of prejudice toward her there.

Erica has been stabbed AND needs surgery. THAT's going to put some holes in her-- Paging Dr. Fascionella, STAT!

Robin "surely she has him on retainer" Coutellier

Friday, November 28, 2008

BC - Wed, 11/26/08

Line of the Day:
Jake introduces Erica and Taylor, who have met previously. Erica: "Of course, I recognize you -- the Bella Party!" She turns to Bianca and explains: "She killed a man." BWAHAHAHAHAAA!

You know, except for the blood (which there isn't very much of), Erica looks very pretty and feminine lying on the floor of the ladies room bleeding to death from a stab wound. What a PERFECT pose (all the better to show off her VERY round and shiny new breast implants). How come no one on soaps ever faints like REAL people faint? You know, sprawling, legs and arms spread, floppy as a ragdoll, and mouth gaping open and/or mashed into the floor or some object?

Robin "what did Erica said to Annie?" Coutellier

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

BC - Mon-Tue, 11/24-25/08

When Annie went over the balcony I thought the same thing that I thought when Ryan went over the cliff: "Eh. She'll bounce."

Not only did Annie bounce, she apparently landed in the front seat of her car and took off. Now that's just plain RIDICULOUS -- they live in the **PENTHOUSE**! Even when Leslie Coulson fell off the top of the Chandler Building she was at least injured by the fall, even if she did get up and walk out of the emergency room when no one was looking. Wasn't Annie even momentarily stunned by the landing? Did she have a parachute stashed in her jeans? Are we supposed to believe that because she's crazy she just rolled like a relaxed drunk (she screamed on the way down, so she had to be at least a little tense) and came to a temporary stop in the driver's seat? Maybe it was like that Hertz commercial from the 1960s where she just glided into bits, Unanswered-Questions, Unconsciousthe seat as smooth as silk. I'm thinking BIRDS routinely have bumpier landings than SHE must have had, because by the time Ryan got downstairs (i.e., 1.5 seconds or so later), she was able to run into him with the car. Then, in the time it takes for most people to fasten their seatbelt, turn on the ignition and put the car in gear, the police have already found Annie's abandoned car.

You know that was a fantasy that Annie was having about Thanksgiving, because if she knew anything at ALL about Greenlee, she'd know better than to invite HER to a Thanksgiving dinner!

Why would Colby "hide" Brot in the boathouse (behind a curtain that was never there before, which would make everyone want to investigate it)? Everyone in PV shows up there on a regular basis! The public restroom probably sees less action than that boathouse (although I'm sure the boathouse is no stranger to urine)!

Uh, Aidan is recovering from a bullet being removed from close to his aorta. I understand Jesse and Ryan need to know where Annie might have gone, but is now really the best time to lambaste Aidan for his part in the kidnapping?

WTH goes to a dark boathouse during the day, let alone at NIGHT, to fix a carburetor? JAR, that's who. Does he have bionic eyesight? They should team him up with Annie and her magical flying (or at least landing) capabilities.

Tidbit: The address of Wildwind is 3900 Glenview Road.

Erica once knocked David unconscious using nothing but a very small hand mirror. What did Annie use to knock him out? Or did she simply nag/caw him into unconsciousness?

Uh, what IS it with crazy women who jump/fall off buildings and their pathological need to apply copious amounts of bright red lipstick? (another Leslie Coulson reference)

Robin "note to self: stay away from red lipstick & tall buildings .. and RYAN" Coutellier

Monday, November 24, 2008

BC - Fri, 11/21/08

Did Emma take a shower on the plane? She looks fresh as a little daisy after her smoky experience, although she was smudged up at the fire scene.

In what universe would ERICA'S dry-cleaning fit AMANDA? For that matter how would Babe's dress fit Amanda?

Annie pulls a gun on Ryan. Ho hum.

Robin "hasn't she figured out yet that he's made of titanium?" Coutellier

BC - Wed-Thu, 11/19-20/08

Jake says they have to transport Aidan to Pine Valley where there are specialists on call and MRI machines, etc. Apparently there ARE no modern medical facilities or doctors anywhere in between Puerto Rico and Pennsylvania (like in Miami, for instance). And then Ryan had to pay a bribe to the police in order for him and Annie to be able to leave with Emma. Puerto Rico is PART of the United States -- why is the show acting like it's a corrupt, third world country?

Who is doing Kendall's makeup while she is in a coma? When she opened her eyes while the tape of Spike singing was playing, it was VERY obvious that she is either wearing false eyelashes or VERY heavy coats of mascara. There's also the eyeliner on upper and lower lids, lipstick and eyeshadow. Maybe THAT'S part of the therapy, too. I wonder if she's wearing designer diapers.

I think Tad is looking a little TOO gray lately. It's probably natural, but it definitely makes him look older than he needs to look.

I notice that the linens on the Martin bed do NOT match the curtains in the bedroom as I had previously said, but I think they DO match curtains and/or the couch downstairs.


Sorry I'm late with my Boogies -- my son got married on Saturday and I had a busy week! Actually, he got REmarried. He and his bride were married in Japan in late September, but that was more of a legal formality so that he could get the spousal visa paperwork started before he had to return to the U.S. from his military assignment. Saturday was the REAL ceremony and it went splendidly! My daughter-in-law was lovely, my son was very handsome in his Army dress uniform, the weather was beautiful, the reception was marvelous and they are clearly VERY much in love!

I had a VERY traumatic experience on the drive to the wedding from San Jose to Pacific Grove (a town next to Monterey) on Friday night around 9:30 or 10. I had a rather spectacular tire failure on Highway 101. I'd say it was a blowout, but it wasn't -- someone had SLICED MY TIRE! I'm guessing that the lengthwise slice (covering about a third of the rear passenger side tire) happened when my car was stolen in September and the thief(s) could not remove the tire because of the wheel lock. They may have attempted to get to the rims by slicing their way through, but gave up on that method. Because the slice was long and aligned with other grooves in the tire, it wasn't noticeable. When the car reached sustained highway speeds for a while, it reached a point where it could no longer withstand the pressure and heat.

I was in the far left lane when the vibrations started, had slowed and ALMOST reached the right lane and the relative safety of the shoulder when the car suddenly fishtailed several times, and then VIOLENTLY pivoted left BACK onto the freeway across all three lanes toward the center cement divider; then, a split-second before impact, it suddenly jerked back sharply to the right, either in response to my attempt to avoid the divider or because the tire had, by then, crumpled inward OFF the rim and was in the way. I careened back across toward the right lane and a probable crash into the chain-link fence behind the shoulder (which was, at least, preferable to a crash with another vehicle), but then the car suddenly went into a spin a couple of times and ended up FACING oncoming traffic in the right lane! Then, at the very last second, it skidded sideways into a PERFECTLY parked position on the shoulder (albeit facing the wrong way). The landing was like that scene in one of the Ace Ventura, Pet Detective movies wherein he drives to a parking lot in a near-catastrophic manner, yet lands PERFECTLY into a cramped parking spot and he exclaims: "LIKE A *GLOVE*!" If anyone had been filming it, it would have ended up on the evening news as a narrow escape story and for sure on YouTube!

I sat there STUNNED for a few moments, marveling at the fact that I was still alive -- I was **ALIVE**! Not only that, but I hadn't hit ANYTHING and didn't have a scratch on me!!! I had fully expected to be **DEAD** by that point and, in fact, had accepted it as inevitable when the car suddenly jerked back across the road and I sped toward the center divider at about 50mph; I was briefly relieved to have missed hitting it or another car when it veered away, but then I spun out, at which point I fully expected to be hit by and/or to hit several vehicles on the way to hitting the fence, but that didn't happen either. Then I was FACING oncoming traffic in the right lane, SURE to be hit head on, and yet I slid off the road completely at the very last moment! I still cannot BELIEVE I came through it unscathed, other than being dazed, terrified and having a tremendous adrenalin rush that left me shaky for hours. It was literally a MIRACLE!

I later realized that the bare tire rim connecting with the road was probably what caused the repeated sudden and violent shifts in direction. Once it got onto the dirt, rocks and sparse vegetation on the other side of the shoulder, it no longer had the hard surface to easily pivot upon and I was able to stop with no more violently sudden course changes.

Many thanks to the paramedics who, not far behind, had witnessed the accident, stopped to make sure I was all right, called the CHP and stayed with me until they arrived, and to the CHP who turned my car around (their idea/order -- it never occurred to ME), contacted AAA and stayed with me until they arrived. Thank you, AAA, for coming out so quickly and getting me back on the road so that I could be at my son's wedding the next day (I drove (SLOWLY) probably another 40-50 miles or so on the little doughnut spare since there was no place open to replace the tire at that time of night). Thank you to my sister for her loving arms to greet me when I finally arrived at the hotel (and for getting our parents there and settled in -- no small feat)! Also, kudos to the many other drivers on the highway who somehow managed not to crash into me in the process! I'm sorry that YOU probably about had a heart attack trying to avoid my wildly careening car!

To the person or persons who stole my car, kept most of its interior parts, and probably sliced my tire: Among so MANY serious and ongoing problems you have caused for me, you also nearly **KILLED** me and many others. Nice going, ASSHOLE! You WILL have to answer for this one day -- Karma WILL get you!

Robin "sic em, Karma!" Coutellier

P.S. to "Round The Clock Tires" in Gilroy: Your answering machine said you closed at 4pm. WTF? What part of "round the clock" did you not understand when you picked THAT name? That's not even PARTWAY around the clock!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

BC - Tue, 11/18/08

I just realized that I dislike the character of Taylor so much that I kind of cringe or otherwise feel exasperated every time she shows up on the screen, like she's going to start barking orders at me and/or making unreasonable and selfish demands, all at the same time. At the very least, I probably won't like the scene.

Greenlee calls Jake about Aidan. Apparently there IS no one else between Pine Valley and Puerto Rico that can operate on him.

Uh, what happened? Greenlee's trying to get hold of Jake, then an alarm goes off and she abandons the phone. The next thing we know, she's back on the phone calling Jake again.

The hospital is constantly paging Dr. Kravitz. He must be all up in everybody's business I never hear them paging Jake or Frankie and only rarely have they paged Joe. The other doctor they page is Dr. Bender. If something happens to me in PV, I think I'll go to Dr. Kravitz. Actually, I'll probably beg them to chopper me to another town entirely.

Annie has avoided talking to Emma since she was kidnapped. I wonder if she was planning to kill Di anyway at some point and then blame the whole thing on her. Since Emma thought she was just visiting with Di, it might have worked, except there must have been some kind of hand-off. For that matter, how did Annie get Emma away from Corrina at the theater and into Di's hands without DI being aware of the kidnap vs. visiting story? And it was in the middle of a freaking TORNADO! Emma still would have to have been given some sort of explanation or have witnessed something that she could later spill the beans about.

Do Tad and Krystal's sheets and blankets match their curtains? How very "That Girl"

Robin "two 1960s sitcom refs in one Boogie" Coutellier

Monday, November 17, 2008

BC - Mon, 11/17/08

Last week I said that Little Adam had a couple of moments where he reminded me of a 1950s punk with his "whatever" face and working his mouth around something. Here's the video of it.

Oh NOW Jesse goes looking for Emma -- in Puerto Rico! Since when does the Chief of Police go clear to Puerto Rico to look for someone, particularly without setting up any kind of cooperation ahead of time? If Emma is in Puerto Rico, then it's WAY past time for the FBI to get involved1 Then he just barges into the police station and throws his weight around. Yeah, that'll help.

Greenlee is being incredibly blase' about Aidan getting shot. Then she's told he's taken a turn for the worse and all she does is stand there looking thoughtful. She gets slightly more animated after that, but not very dramatically. Even when she's told that he's going to DIE she seems barely concerned about it.

How about that "doctor" in PR? He says removing the bullet is beyond his capabilities, so that's that -- Aidan is going to die. WTF? It never even OCCURS to him to call in a doctor who will at least attempt to do it?

Robin "this patient is too hard -- bring me someone with a scraped knee instead!" Coutellier

Sunday, November 16, 2008

BC - Fri, 11/14/08

Colby is INCREDIBLY naive to just keep standing there in the dark with a strange man who won't let her look at him or touch him and who wants to keep hiding in the basement. Most women would have had alarms bells clanging like CRAZY waaaay before the point that she finally left. And near the end of the show she goes BACK to him! It never enters her little pea-brain to tell anyone else that he's there or call, for instance, Security.

Taylor really bugs me. I just can't warm up to her. She was annoying before in a negative way and focused way and now she's annoying in a positive and focused way. She's incredibly self-involved and insists that everyone do whatever she wants WHENever she wants. Is she bi-polar?

Reese says that Rachel is going to put Spike and Ian down (I wish they would add the phrase (for bed or to bed) to that. I thought Rachel was sick, which is why the two nannies showed up earlier in the day. Did Rachel come in for the evening to cough on all the children as she tucked them in?

Jake has romantic candles burning all over a hospital room. I hope there aren't any oxygen tanks nearby. With all the flammable stuff in a hospital room, that's dangerous even without oxygen tanks nearby. When my Mom was in the hospital a few years ago an elderly man across the hall who WAS hooked up to an oxygen tank, kept lighting up cigarettes. He scared the shit out of me!

If that hotel room was where the kidnapper was supposed to be keeping Emma, why is everyone treating it so nonchalantly? Neither the kidnapper nor Emma was there so Ryan (at Annie's insistent urging) flops down on the bed to take a nap. WTF??? Annie sneaks out when she thinks he's asleep and Ryan jumps up. As he leaves the room Greenlee and Aidan round the corner and they discuss going after Annie and/or the "kidnapper". Greenlee wants to go with the men, but they both veto it and Aidan tells HER to stay in the room. Again, WTF??? If that room is so pivotal to the whole kidnapping issue, why would they tell Greenlee to stay there by herself (or at ALL, for that matter)? Even if it IS a hoax by Annie, ANNIE could come back and kill or maim Greenlee.

Robin "have these people ever made a smart decision in their LIFE?" Coutellier

BC - Thu, 11/13/08

Someone mentioned that Erica is looking somewhat Sarah Palin-ish in the way she is wearing her hair in the morning at Adam's place. They're right! However, it IS a style that Erica has sported before, so it may be more that Sarah Palin has been looking a little Eric-ish.

Annie says "the kidnapper" had taken her cellphone. Is that all she's told Ryan about "the kidnapper"? How about a DESCRIPTION?

Have you noticed that several characters in the last month or two have mentioned peeing (and they actually use one form or another of the word pee)? It must be a newly allowed word to say on daytime.

Frankie and Jake are doctors. Don't they have anything better to do (particularly in the wake of a tornado) than indulge in Taylor's whims and try to impress her? Apparently not.

Another WTF moment by Annie: She's wearing a belt on her dress. Someone else has already questioned by the kidnapper would have a new wardrobe for her. Why would they put her in something as impractical as a stylish dress with a removable LEATHER BELT? That belt could EASILY be removed and used as a weapon. No sense, no sense, no sense!

And yet another WTF moment by Annie -- she left her phone at the plantation where she was holed up. What kidnapper in this day and age would allow his victim to keep their phone? I mean, where would she have hid it so they wouldn't find it (I don't even want to THINK about that). One of the first things law enforcement does these days is to find out where the victim's (or suspect's) cellphone has been pinging, which gives them a good fix on the location of the phone. Even if they don't find the victim and/or suspect, a LOT of valuable information can be gleaned from the phone.

Robin "just ask the detectives on the Casey Anthony case" Coutellier

Thursday, November 13, 2008

BC - Wed, 11/12/08

Ruth! It's about TIME she showed up!

If it's been WEEKS (yeah, I'm still stuck on that) since the tornado, that means Emma has been missing for WEEKS, yet Jesse has barely even noticed it, let alone looked for her or called the FBI in on it nor has he done a thing about Annie being "kidnapped". This makes NO sense.

A woman named Aggie who's been in the rubble under City Hall is wheeled into PVH. She's been under the rubble for weeks? Okay NOW I'm getting pissed off that the time warp! Wait a second -- that's Agnes Nixon -- COOL!

Now the yacht club is about to collapse so Adam (without anyone's permission) has her belongings moved to his mansion so she'll be safe -- weeks later. Zach is talking about just NOW finding out about a roof being blown off the casino office. Everyone is acting like the tornado just happened within the last 2-3 days (which it DID). Okay, there is only one way I can justify this stupid time warp -- TAYLOR is the one who has lost her mind and has no idea how long it's been since she became paralyzed. That does make sense. Either that or they taped today's episode earlier, right after Eileen Herlie's death, and are only now showing it, seriously out of order.

They need to cut Ian's bangs.

I was kind of hoping that, given the tone and occasion (10,000th episode), Erica might finally acknowledge that she's a grandmother. Dream on.

Robin "okay NOW I'll shut up about the time warp -- unless they KEEP whiplashing back and forth in time" Coutellier

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

BC - Tue, 11/11/08

Okay now I truly think Annie is insane. She really thinks that this plan of hers is going to SAVE HER MARRIAGE? What planet is she on? And apparently Di doesn't know about the plot. So what did Di think when Annie did not want to talk to Emma so as not to confuse the child? It makes no sense.

I think the room that Annie is in is a somewhat refurbed Pine Cone Motel room set. It's nicer, but the window area looks familiar.

David tells JAR that, regardless of her name (Hayward or Chandler), the world needs to know what kind of a woman Babe was. Uh, I think they DO know what kind of a woman she was:

  • kidnapper (multiple occasions)
  • bigamist
  • backstabbing bitch who lets not one, but TWO people think that their respective babies are DEAD
  • adulteress (multiple occasions and multiple men, including one within 2-3 weeks of her "wedding" (see second item))
  • corporate backstabber (multiple occasions)
Can they fit all that on a plaque? It was all, of course, a result of her big heart.

At one point today Little Adam look more like Little Punk! I'm referring to when JAR said they'd go see if another doctor could make him feel better. The kid was totally bored and had a look on his face like: "Yeah, whatever. Bite me." Part of that illusion was that he was absent-mindedly working his mouth over something, like maybe some leftover cookie he was trying to work back into a position of chewing again. It made him look a little like a punk from a 1950s movie, with his hair slicked back and chewing on a toothpick or working a cigarette around as he tried to give the impression of being tough and unconcerned. Of course, the image was somewhat mitigated by the fact that he was in his jammies in his Daddy's arms, but it was a kind of funny (to me) moment.

So did the doctor's girlfriend, Taylor, push everyone else out of the way to get her MRI, CAT Scan or whatever other tests needed to be done? Given her behavior and the actual lack of any practical urgency, she should have been at the bottom of the waiting list. Little old ladies and sick children were probably bumped down the list for her.

Taylor points out to Jake that she hasn't used her leg muscle in weeks. WEEKS? Oh PUH-LEEZE! It's only been a couple of days, if that. There is NO WAY the hospital would tie up a perfectly good bed (not to mention an entire room) for a patient that could easily be at home with someone to assist her or at a rehab facility. The hospital is for ACUTE care. For that matter, she should have been at a V.A. hospital once she was evaluated and deemed safe to travel via car or ambulance. It's kind of ironic that they made such a point of Frankie visiting one. Of course, this is the same hospital that kept Derek Frye there for two entire months after he was shot in the knee when Billy Clyde Tuggle kidnapped "Dixie Bird", and the same one who kept Tweety-Nat there for the same amount of time or longer, IN BED, with nothing at ALL wrong with her except for having pieces of metal in her eye from an explosion (hence the Tweety-Nat reference due to how silly she looked with the diamond-shaped gauze pads over her eyes).

And how about how NASTY Taylor has been all this time? I have been assuming that she hasn't eaten anything for a day or three until today because she kept throwing everything she could get her hands on at anyone who dared to venture into the room. And her sweats, which we all thought were more than a little impractical and probably stinky and soaked with urine by now, look downright pristine and fresh off the store shelf. Has she been wearing the same sweats for "weeks"?

Annie was being held by a kidnapper. She and Ryan leave to go look for Emma on their own and Annie tells Ryan: "I'll go get the car." WTF? Since when does a kidnap victim that has been transported far, far away have access to a car and then nonchalantly goes to get it as if she owns it and has been driving it around all the time? Or maybe she was talking about the car that Ryan and Greenlee arrived in. In that case, why is SHE going to get the car and how does SHE have keys for it? Is Ryan on to her yet?

Robin "Is he mulling it over or just constipated?" Coutellier

Monday, November 10, 2008

BC - Mon, 11/10/08

Pine Key? Is that a tropical island off the Pine Valley Coast? Okay, according to Google Earth there IS a "Big Pine Key" off the Florida coast, so I'll cut them some geographical slack there, but they're pushing it by using the "Pine" part.

I don't think the guy playing Brot looks that bad. It could be a LOT worse. That said, it must be devastating to be injured so severely and have to come to grips with the drastic change in appearance, along with the pain and other aspects of having to deal with his injuries. It can do a real number on one's self-confidence. It's hard enough just watching yourself AGE.

I'm very disappointed. This is not Aidan-like behavior. I mean, he did this kind of think when he was a SPY, and even for money before he turned into a goody-goody, but pretending to kidnap a child is pretty nasty stuff. I had heard rumors/speculation that he might be involved in the hoax, but I didn't want to believe it.

Robin "then again, maybe NOW he'll be interesting" Coutellier

Saturday, November 8, 2008

BC - Fri, 11/7/08 (Updated)

Okay, I found Friday's episode on YouTube (thanks for the lead, Debbie!), so now I have a question. How did Ryan, Aidan and Greenlee get to the point where they went into heavy vegetation to dig up what turned out to be mannequins wearing Annie's and Emma's clothes? The last thing they showed was a pilot telling them about a deserted sugar plantation near Toa Baja off Highway 167 (both of which actually DO exist in Puerto Rico according to Google Earth). How the HELL did they find the EXACT spot to dig up whatever it was that they thought they needed to dig up. HTH did they even know they HAD to dig up anything? This makes NO sense WHATSOEVER!

When Greenlee grabbed the ice for Aidan's punched face, how many of you cringed, thinking about the effects "foreign" ice can have on a body? That didn't exactly look like a 5-star hot spot. I have no idea of water in Puerto Rico is anything like the water in Tijuana, but famous last words from a former boyfriend (upon me bursting out of the bathroom after turning on the faucet and then, horrified by what I saw, running out and urgently yelling at him NOT to drink his coke) were "I'm sure they used bottled water to make the ice ..." It's not a trip HE'LL forget in this lifetime!

Is Taylor wearing more makeup than usual? That seems odd, considering she has given up on everything ELSE. Most people who think their lives are over and don't give a shit about anything anymore don't immediately go for heavy foundation to even out the complexion.

Robin "when is she going to change out of her (by now) stinky sweats that she shouldn't be wearing in the first place?" Coutellier

BC - Thu-Fri, 11/6-7-08

If Erica is trying to stop the financial hemorrhaging of Fusion, WTF is she having an office remodeled? There are better ways to spend what's left of Fusion's money. Then she freaks out and says everything of Kendall's in the office has to stay EXACTLY the way it was. Well, make up your mind!

As a military mom, the interviews with the veterans of the Iraq war really hit home and, while it was good, it was also upsetting to me, so I don't have much to say about it.

As far as Friday's show goes, my newly replaced cable box has become invaded by poltergeists, become schizophrenic or has otherwise has gone OUT OF IT'S FUCKING MIND, and I did not see Friday's show, so no Boogie Chillen for Friday

Robin "although there IS a Spanish-language soap opera appearing on several stations (The Weather Channel, for instance) -- I suppose I could watch THAT and comment on it --- but I won't" Coutellier

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

BC - Wed, 11/5/08

JAR tells Little Adam to go wait in the car with Winifred. What has Winifred been up to? She moved out of Chandler mansion and in with Krystal after Adam left Krystal to deliver her baby alone on the floor. Since then we've only seen her once or twice, if that, and whenever there's a babysitter around, it's usually Corrina. If Winifred is waiting in JAR's car, does that mean she's moving to San Diego to be with them?

Randi just started working in an office only a month or two ago and now Erica orders her to set up a press conference with "all the major outlets". Damn, Randi's a fast learner! Most newbies to an office haven't quite mastered all the copy machine options by that time. She'll be running that place in NO TIME!

Krystal's daughter just DIED -- so why is Tad pushing her to be happy? We haven't really seen her break down until today, so it's not like she's wallowing (and I wouldn't blame her if she were).

Is it my imagination, or has MEK lost some weight? his face looks thinner.

Babe and JAR were not legally married at the time she died -- I don't think he has any legal standing as far as David using her name (changed to Hayward, which it NEVER was) on a new wing.

Did you notice that Kendall's expression had changed some for one of the scenes? At one point her head was "looking" more downward and she had just the slightest frown on her face. By the time the last scene rolled around, though, it was back to the usual blank expression. How much do you want to bet that within a day or so of her waking up she'll be walking around with no muscle atrophy whatsoever?

Robin "at least her face won't get wrinkled in the meantime, especially since they never bother to change her position" Coutellier

BC - Tue, 11/4/08

Why is Taylor wearing her sweats instead of a hospital gown? The fact that she can't feel her legs (does she feel anything below the waist?) would make it difficult, if not impossible, for her to assist them with anything they need to do to physically take care of her, and sweats would DEFINITELY get in the way. If she can't feel below the waist, then she would probably have no bladder and/or bowel control and would need to have a catheter and/or diaper. Isn't she wearing pretty much what she was wearing when she was pushed down the stairs? Wouldn't they have had to cut the pants off of her in order to assess her injuries?

If Taylor is going to keep throwing things at the hospital personnel, why don't they have her in restraints? Obviously she is a danger to herself and others. It's not even like she has dementia -- there is NO excuse for her to act like that. For that matter, why are they keeping things that she CAN throw within her reaching distance? If she's going to act like a child, she can damn well use the call button and ASK for whatever she needs and they can damn well take their own sweet time responding to it.

Let me get this straight. Annie was SHOT and KIDNAPPED from the abandoned apt (or whatever that space is) by the same person (presumably) that had already kidnapped Emma, asked for and received a ransom (all kinds of felonies there), yet the police came and then they all LEFT, with Ryan, Annie and eventually Aidan free to roam around contaminating whatever evidence might still be there? As usual, their forensics team is ABYSMAL, if not non-existent! You'd think NO ONE would be allowed across the police tape outside the room, which is a crime scene, but of course there IS no police tape.

I'm sure there are plenty of cardiac surgeons who would leap at the chance to work at the world-famous Pine Valley Hospital. Joe probably knows at least a dozen of them from various other big places that would be willing to pack up and temporarily be the hospital's official surgeon until a permanent replacement could be found. Hiring David is totally bogus with his history. Just letting him have privileges to operate on Kendall was totally bogus!

Is the mystery caller the undead Brot? Then again, Brot didn't even mention Taylor, his FIANCE, to his mother. Of course, some sons just don't tell their mother's much, especially if the sons happen to be in the military. Getting info out of MY adult son without me being intrusive can be like pulling teeth sometimes. Maybe Brot was disfigured or otherwise injured enough that he thought Taylor would be better off without him, but he still wants to know about her life.

Robin "whatever the reasons, the guy is a stalker" Coutellier

Monday, November 3, 2008

BC - Mon, 11/3/08

While the music Bianca and Reese were dancing to was very romantic and gentle, it was also LOUD. It's no wonder the baby woke up. I had to turn the volume down every time they returned to the Slater living room, and I'm not even a cranky baby (well, MOST of the time, anyway ;-)

Gabrielle is supposed to be Reese's baby, too, and Reese JUST got there. Bianca has to leave the room to feed the baby. You'd think that Reese would want to watch and be a part of the bonding, but noooo, she just hangs out in the living room and lets Bianca take care of the women's work. Yes, Bianca is probably breastfeeding and is therefore required to feed the baby, but that doesn't mean Reese can't be part of the experience. Most new parents hover over their baby for the first few days, at least, marveling over every little coo and gurgle. This way she could be there to talk to Zach, of course, but it was a little contrived IMO.

Tad shows up in David's living room at Wildwind (no one ever knocks and no one ever locks their doors), telling him to leave Krystal alone. He asks why David can't stay away from his family. Excuse me? TAD and KRYSTAL are the ones who had taken it upon themselves to GO to DAVID's place. It's kind of hard to stay away from people when the very same people barge into your living room -- Pot, Kettle! It's probably just as well that Tad DID show up when he did, though -- he WELL knows Krystal's style of grief counseling.

Robin "come to Mama inDEED" Coutellier

Sunday, November 2, 2008

BC - Fri, 10/31/08

Okay, so Annie didn't IMMEDIATELY run off with the money and Emma, but she's not off the hook yet in MY book. Is she pretending to be injured? Did she hide the money and then shoot herself to make it look more real? Or did she really bring the ransom and get attacked and lose the money in the process?

Frankie is being quite the little bratty turd, isn't he? It's not Rebecca's fault that Jesse shacked up with her for almost the entire time he was gone AND never said a word about it when he returned, but Frankie refuses to even shake her hand, rudely tells her he can't help her and walks away.

Annie's wearing a WHITE top under her open jacket -- why isn't there any blood on it?

Who is doing Kendall's makeup while she's in a coma? Are they washing it off occasionally to let her pores breathe? As suspected, it doesn't look like she has even a hint of a red MARK, let alone any scarring, a bandage or even a leftover splash of Betadine from her heart surgery earlier that day or possibly "yesterday". Is she going to stay flat on her back for several months? She's going to have some MAJOR bedsores if they don't turn her on a regular basis, and she really doesn't have all that much flesh to eat away in the FIRST place. She'll look like Goldie Hawn in Death Becomes Her, with a big ol' hole you can see through, except it will be in her hips.

Robin "does Fusion have a coverup for THAT?" Coutellier

BC - Thu, 10/30/08

Emma's been missing for DAYS and Ryan and Annie aren't asking for police/FBI help? I thought ONE day had gone by, at the MOST.

David's moving into Wildwind? I thought Julia had turned it over to a free clinic of some kind. Why would a single man want to live in such a HUGE place all by himself. Being all by himself isn't an issue, but that must be like living in a huge museum! OTOH, it's probably a perfect place to perform Frankenstein-esque experiments. There's even horses to neigh in the background every time someone says his name There's even a tie-in. Way back when Dimitri's form wife, Angelique, whom everyone had thought was dead, was wheeled into Wildwind by their former housekeeper (who was also Angelique's mother), was VERY reminiscent of the character of Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein, and we often joked about that here. I remember someone on R.A.T.S. putting the words "Ovaltine, perhaps?" in her mouth. In another vague connection, the actress who played Helga, Susan Willis, played the housekeeper ("Up with this shit I will not put!") in the movie "She Devil", in which T. C. Warner appeared as one of the children (TCW played Kelsy, who was Sammy's biological mother, and therefore also had a Wildwind connection). In another coincidence, Sammy's father was Bobby Warner (so T.C. Warner's character on AMC was pregnant by a character with the last name of Warner).

Why wasn't there an open casket? Did Babe rot already? Did anyone tell Jamie that she had died? They were going to spend the rest of their life together, after all, and he IS JAR's heart-brother and former step-brother. If several days have gone by since the tornado, then Jamie has had time to get back to PV, especially with the advanced PV Transporter system. Even if the transporter was out of order, doesn't he have some kind of fancy car now that can do the trick? Well, my first question about her rotting was answered when JAR opened the casket and "married" her again. Ooh, David just walked in on JAR with the casket open -- there's that Frankenstein connection and a [cough] perfectly good dead body for him to reanimate. Queue the horses!

The same little actress who played Miranda last time (and maybe the time before that) is still playing Miranda! She's a real cutie and was very lively before.

So did Annie run off with the money to pay the ransom herself, or did she take it because she masterminded the entire kidnapping (that was REALLY bad timing during a fucking TORNADO!) and she and Emma can now live quite comfortably on $10 million?

Don't you just love how when JAR took David's proffered liquor bottle and then broke it against the casket, what was left was PERFECTLY sharpened spikes? It was HILARIOUS!

Robin "it looked like something you could aerate your lawn with" Coutellier

Thursday, October 30, 2008

BC - Wed, 10/29/08

How long will it be before Little Adam starts prefacing everything he says with "What the Hell ...", since that's what GRANDPA says all day long (along with "What the Devil ...")? It's not like Adam is censoring himself around children.

Is it just me, or does Bianca not really seem to be connecting with the baby? She seems to be going through the motions and is constantly holding the baby (which puts her LEAGUES above Kendall in the mother department), but she seems to be regarding it more like a prop. Of course, she DOES have a lot going on besides her baby, 7-week preemie that she is (BULLSHIT!). Still, she mentions to Zach that the baby is with the pediatrician to be checked out. So why isn't Bianca with the baby AT the pediatrician's office? What are they, babysitters? Like they don't have ENOUGH to do on a regular day, let alone in the aftermath of a tornado. I don't care HOW dire the situation is with Kendall, this just doesn't make any SENSE to me and just further reinforces my sense of the baby being used merely as a prop, not only by Eden R, but also by the writers. I know parents tend to be more relaxed with the second baby, but she had WAAAAAY more bonding with Miranda.

I forgot to mention this yesterday, but WTF is wrong with Jesse? He suspects that Annie and Ryan are lying and scared after receiving a ransom note and he acts nasty and snide to them about it. He could have made his point without treating THEM like criminals.

Will Kendall have any scars from her heart surgery? OF COURSE NOT!

Is JAR getting really pudgy or was it just really bad lighting and camera angle? All Moms know that the hips are GREAT places to balance little ones and jutting them out makes it easier (when you're younger, anyway), and since he's a guy with relatively narrow hips, JAR probably just doesn't have the same kind of jutting power that women have so he's compensating by jutting his entire midsection forward and leaning backward. Now that I think about it, though, that would really only serve to push the little out outward. Well, JAR never was particularly bright. Now that I look at it again, though, I think he's just kind of pudgy and not standing up straight. To be fair, though, it ALSO makes his dick look bigger -- well, it makes it look pudgier, anyway.

Robin "or maybe it's just the sock in his pants" Coutellier

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

BC - Tue, 10/28/08

Who uses magazine letters for ransom notes these days? That kind of paper just LOVES to pick up fingerprints! You can wear gloves, of course, but it's got to be awkward to do.

JAR asks Little Adam if he's having fun playing with Tad. Shouldn't he be called Grandpa Tad or some variation thereof? He's married to Little Adam's bio grandmother and he's been a step-parent and/or heart-father to JAR all of JAR's life.

When Kendall's heart monitor went bonkers and Greenlee got up to rush out of the room (presumably for help), I was half expecting a nurse to come back in and patiently point out that Greenlee had inadvertently kicked the monitor plug out of the socket or had rolled her chair over a tube or something

Apparently Bianca and Zach are just going to keep referring to him as the baby's father when they think no one else is around. I had a creepy kind of feeling that someone is going to think the Bianca is just moving on in and taking over Kendall's place in the household (except for the sex and thrice-daily hysterics part).

Robin "this is going to be the worst kept secret EVER" Coutellier

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

BC - Mon, 10/27/08

Oh, NOW they put a hat on Bianca's baby to keep her warm -- inside an already warm building. I'm still stunned about Zach holding the wet little baby up into the cold wind and flying debris during a tornado, just to be dramatic. Was there a bend in the chute on the way out that caused her to go flying up into the air? Did Bianca push a little TOO hard? Did the baby ricochet off of Zach's face? I can't think of any other POSSIBLE reason for him to do that except he was just trying to catch her because she was a little human super-ball or perhaps just naturally bouncy like little Pubert, the baby in The Addams Family Values movie.

Greenlee says that the baby was born in the midst of chaos and insanity. What a GREAT soap name for the baby! Meet CHAOS INSANITY MONTGOMERY! Or, given her aforementioned flying capabilities, she could be called MAXIMUM SUPERGIRL MONTGOMERY (for you James Patterson fans).

How many of you about CHOKED when Bianca told Erica (re the new baby): "I'm sorry that she'll never know Babe"? WTF? Bianca should be thrilled that THIS baby will never "know" Babe! Babe probably would have found a way to kidnap HER, too!

Annie makes it clear that she doesn't want to talk to Greenlee. She even says: "We don't have to talk." So what does Greenlee do? She insists on talking to Annie and asks what she can do to help. Uh, how about you STFU for starters?

How many different kinds of nuts IS Taylor? She's practically Trail Mix at this point. She is partially paralyzed and she gets herself out of bed and tries to walk. Apparently it never occurs to her that in order for the swelling to go down, she'll need to keep stress OFF of the affected areas.

Robin "with a wrecked back she'll no longer pack a backpack or sleep on a rack or follow a track in Iraq" Coutellier

Sunday, October 26, 2008

BC - Fri, 10/24/08

Ok, I call WAY bogus! Babe has apparently died. JAR holds her for a (very SHORT) while and cries. David pops his head in with a deer-in-the-headlights look on his face. JAR LETS GO of Babe and she lolls slightly to her right. Uh, she's DEAD -- DEAD, DEAD, DEAD, DEADITY-***DEAD***! There is NOTHING but a thin wooden armrest to hold her up, so unless rigor mortis set in within the space of about 5 seconds, there is no earthly (or gravitational) reason for her not to immediately collapse into a heap onto the floor or over the side of the bench! But nooooooo, she still SITS there -- her head isn't even lolling all the way down to her chest! It reminds me of when my Mom falls asleep sometimes in her rocking chair or when someone else is driving. Then David rushes to her, lifts her up -- and her elbow STAYS bent.

I was GOING to ask if I was the only one surprised when Tad did not immediately punch David Hayward after hauling him off the bench, but I see several posts saying something about it. Not that there WAS an immediate need to punch him, but that's never stopped Tad (or anyone else) from punching David before. Of course, then RYAN punched him.

Ian is a BIG baby -- he looks almost as big as Spike!

Taylor was inadvertently knocked down the stairs. I'm really not invested in her character at all (she's not particularly likable), so I find it difficult to care.

Robin "David Hayward is the bubble-wrap of PV; men canNOT walk by him without popping him or wanting BADLY to pop him; they can't help it -- it MUST be done!" Coutellier

Thursday, October 23, 2008

BC - Wed, 10/22/08

Why is Kendall's mouth gaping open? Shouldn't the tube be taped to her mouth and her mouth at least partially closed to avoid excessive drying out? As mentioned by several people about Tuesday's show, when she was being zapped in the hospital hallway, the tube actually came OUT of her mouth.

For someone who is at death's door and who just had surgery, Babe seems quite perky, despite the redness around the eyes and the lolling head.

I agree with whoever said that it's RIDICULOUS that the nurse just hands the baby to Bianca to hold in the hallway -- a baby that's born SEVEN WEEKS prematurely should be in an incubator! What was the point of saying it was seven weeks early (other than for the imminent arrival to be considered suspenseful, unexpected and inconvenient) if the baby looks and acts and seems like a full-term baby (and a good-sized full term baby, at that)?

Okay, now THAT'S a cliffhanger! It's almost impossible to top Jesse being suspended in mid-air during mid-jump between the roof of a building and the landing gear of a helicopter, but it was kind of exciting, nonetheless. It's about time these people showed some real REACTIONS to something!

Robin "duck and cover" Coutellier

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

BC - Tue, 10/21/08

The people in the hospital hallway are working on Kendall in front of windows and you can see the window blowing hard outside. Shouldn't someone have put some tape over them or at least be wary enough to work on patients AWAY from the window? Even Krystal did that at the Comeback (fat lot of good it did, but it may have kept the window from breaking into a gazillion shards).

Considering he's just been told that his daughter has been kidnapped, DURING A TORNADO, Ryan is amazingly nonchalant. Let's say, for the sake of argument, that Annie IS lying -- Emma is STILL missing, isn't she? You'd think he would care about THAT, considering the devastation and death that is literally whirling all around him. And who KNOWS what that crazy bitch might have done with Emma? I guess THAT never occured to him.

That's a pretty big baby considering that she arrived SEVEN WEEKS early! They might want to consider wrapping her her up instead of holding her up to the storming heavens like they're in a scene from ROOTS. Considering how wet she must be, she's gotta be a mite COLD at this point.

Robin "being born is insulting ENOUGH to a baby's sensibilities, after all -- there's no need to add freezing one's tiny little ass off and being exposed to flying debris to the growing pile of indignities" Coutellier

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

BC - Mon, 10/20/08

If Adam and Erica are trying to save oxygen, they should consider blowing out that oxygen gobbling candle. I was listening to the Pine Valley Podcast for this week and Ashley Mendoza mentioned the Chinese food boxes in the tunnels. It made me wonder: Did the "mystery man" have food delivered to the tunnels? I mean, really, the tunnels are just THAT insecure, after all.

Hmmm, they can't get to Little Adam without unpinning Babe first, but if they unpin Babe NOW, she'll bleed out. How about this? I'm sure Krystal has some nice sharp knives for slicing limes behind the bar -- how about they just amputate just a PART of Babe to get to Little Adam? Of course, the bar is probably in the top of someone's oak tree at this point, but I'm sure someone has a pen-knife handy. Babe's diamond ring looks pretty substantial -- it might do. I have some suggestions for body parts to lop off, but decorum (yes, I DO have just a SMIDGEN of that) prevents me from sharing them with you at this time ;-)

I can't believe how CALM everyone is. Angie says she needs clamps to stop Babe's bleeding. Krystal glumly says she'll go see if there's something in the kitchen (then seems wonder if she even HAS a kitchen anymore). Zach frantically looks for Kendall. He finds her and yells to Bianca that he can't find a pulse. Bianca looks like she's glancing out a window and is slightly disappointed because the person walking by isn't the mailman and she's expecting the new Sears catalog.

Did you see that little peck on the lips Jesse and Angie had when Jesse was about to leave to get help? He moves in for a kiss and she puckers but actually pulls back AWAY from the kiss and turns quickly to Natalia by the time the lips connect for a nanosecond. Was it bad timing or did Darnell have garlic for lunch?

When Greenlee was screaming as she was being dragged away by the tornado, did anyone else think of Dorothy in The Wizard Of Oz? I'm not thinking of the tornado part -- I'm thinking of the way Dorothy screamed when the flying monkeys dragged her away.

Thorston Kaye looks embarrassed at being forced to say those inane lines about fathering Bianca's baby.

Continuing in the same vein of understated reactions, Bianca suddenly says "Ow" and then calmly informs Zach that she thinks the baby is coming (a month early). Oh -- how ... inconvenient. Who is DIRECTING these people for these scenes? It's like they are counting ENTIRELY on CGI special effects to the point where they don't think anyone will be paying any attention to the actors, so there's no need for anyone to waste time reacting to the multitude of catastrophic events other than to casually notice that the events are happening.

Robin "does the entire town now smell like broken Bella bottles?" Coutellier

Saturday, October 18, 2008

BC - Fri, 10/17/08

WTF is WRONG with these people? Tornado/disaster sirens are blaring, the storm is raging, and Angie, Jesse, Natalia, Babe and Little Adam are all hanging around in the bar area. Babe and Little Adam were actually elsewhere and came BACK into the area. Then Babe sits Little Adam down ON TOP OF THE BAR. You know, right across from all the glass bottles and glasses that are set on the numerous shelves behind the bar. No one seems to notice the sirens, even though Jesse is the CoP and has issued orders for everyone ELSE in town to take cover.

Then there's Kendall, with her two babies. She KNOWS there's a tornado warning. She loses contact with Zach on the cellphone as he gets sucked up into the vortex. So what does she do? She grabs a couple of seat cushions from the porch and then ... sits down on the couch with her babies playing on the floor. Near a window. A little later she has Spike on the couch as Ian is in his little walker. What did she think the sirens were about? Did she think they were whimsical whale calls? Even SHE can't be so stupid as to think that's safe enough, can she? What am I saying? Of COURSE she can be (and IS) just THAT stupid!

Hmmm, getting hit by doors in tornados appears to be a genetic trait. Tad got knocked out by one during the LAST tornado. Then Petey was out cold after the front door blew into HIS head.

I LOVE the new baby Ian! He is SOO chatty and lively and happy! Of course, that means they'll probably be replacing him pretty soon -- can't have a baby actor that actually shows more signs of life than a lizard sunning on a rock, after all.

When Zach was climbing out of his car they showed the landscape around him, including power and telephone lines. Those lines were as still as if there were not even a slight breeze or even squirrels running across them. Hey, CGI dept -- PAY ATTENTION -- those things will whip around like crazy on a merely WINDY day!

Robin "still, all in all the effects were kind of cool for a soap" Coutellier