Friday, September 20, 2013

Listen to Angela: GH Preview for Week of September 23 - Feathers Land Heavy

Feathers Land Heavy

Wish You Were Here 

The Pazzi Conspiracy of 1478 was one influential family’s attempt to usurp the authority and power of another -- namely the deMedicis of Florence. The Pazzi family concocted a plan to murder the Medici brothers, Giuliano and Lorenzo, and inveigled many Pazzi family members as well as community leaders into their plot – even clergy. They struck during High Mass at Il Duomo, in front of a crowd of at least 10,000 people. Lorenzo, seriously wounded, managed to escape.  However, younger brother Giuliano was not as fortunate. Bernardo Bandi and Francesco de’ Pazzi stabbed him 19 times and left him to bleed out on the marble floor of the sacristy.The shockwaves rippled across the region for years afterward, shifting the power bases and redefining boundaries.

The landscape may be different in Port Charles, and the Metro Court isn’t quite The Duomo, but the carnage is equal in scale and influence.  Six hundred years ago the explosion was metaphorical, while here it is both actual and allegorical -- and while Sonny Corinthos isn’t actually bleeding out on the flagstone patio of his ex-wife’s hotel, the emotional and filial fallout is equally messy and probably twice as gory.  Carly, predictably appalled and exasperated, confronts him directly and challenges whether he’s been taking his medication. Olivia, meanwhile, has gone gatekeeper and tries to dissuade Shawn from discussing his suspicions regarding the explosion and who might be behind it.  The new enforcer is wary when he sees an easy, flirting exchange between Alexis and Derek, and he later informs Alexis he knows the enemy’s name.
Kiss That Frog
Carlos’ arrival is not exactly a welcome surprise for Sabrina, and even less so for Patrick when she tells him her boyfriend’s back and there’s gonna be---well, you know.  After his discussion with Sam, the brain surgeon has been examining his heart and considering the conversation in context of his own life --  and the woman in it. He is discombobulated when he walks in on Sabrina in one of the exam rooms, treating her ex -- who is, by the way, utterly shirtless. 

Viewers may be pleased by this, but Patrick is not. Carlos begins to introduce himself, but Patrick cuts to the quick and accuses him of wanting Sabrina back.  Things get interesting when Carlos, evidently no shrinking violet and not lacking in ego himself, makes some blunt observations which clearly hit their marks, causing Sabrina to oust him from the room.   

It’s hard to reassure your current boyfriend that your ex-boyfriend’s accusations are absurd when you yourself have considered the same thoughts. 

If I Fell 

It’s kind of an understatement to say Silas is in deep, in more ways than one, and initially not in the good way. Sam is angry, embarrassed, chagrined, and hurt at seeing his (albeit one-sided) clinch with a hot and bothered Ava, and Silas needs to explain what she saw…and what she didn’t actually see.  It’s not exactly a gutting at High Mass, but it’s potentially just as painful. With a rejected, fuming ex upstairs and an equally boiling girlfriend-to-be shooting daggers at him downstairs, he draws on his ability to remain calm in volatile situations. 

Parties in Port Charles being often emotionally as well as physically devastating, they decide to duck out and go back to Danny’s room, where they have their first ‘date’ -- an improvised, impromptu dinner.  Silas opens up a little more to Sam, allowing another corner of the picture to sharpen.  Sam, like any woman would be, is curious and at the same time apprehensive about Ava.  And like any woman, she asks Silas for the details...

The swoon of babymaking gives way to the reality of midnight feedings as Dante and Lulu soldier on together through a rough first night with little Connie. Gratefully, they accept Olivia's assistance getting ready for the christening. After filling them in on the debacle of the party, Sonny's meltdown, and the various explosions real and allegorical, Mama Falconeri is aghast to learn Connie has no godparents to stand up for her.  Meanwhile, a disintegrating Spinelli has a tense encounter with Maxie, and then, as if the Universe wasn't busy enough, runs into Dante and the baby. Her own devastation eating at her like beetles on balsa wood, Maxie wonders if she'll have the strength she needs to get through the christening without incident...but this is Port Charles, and there are more than three people at this celebration. 

Odds aren’t good.

Also next week:  Lulu reveals to Tracy that she knows about Luke’s condition, while the man himself finds angels and demons lurking in unexpected places.  Britt and Ben settle in at Wyndemere with Nikolas. 


Wish You Were Here:  Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here
Kiss That Frog:  Peter Gabriel, Us
If I Fell:  The Beatles, A Hard Day's Night 
Daughters:  John Mayer, Heavier Things 

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tea Rose said...

Angela, thoroughly enjoyed your previews for next week. I loved your historical theme, particularly the Italian historical references. I was fascinated with these times in Italian history, ablaze with political intrigue and Papacy involvement! Thank you, Taylor.

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