With the uneven production and dog stories (Bonnie, Chloe), I have to binge the week. I tried streaming daily or even two episodes, doesn't work for me.
JE is an immensely skilled actor, but c'mon with this out-of-the-blue 'murder' followed by like 2 episodes in 6 weeks featuring her. There's no reason for Bonnie/Adrienne or Justin (Salem's worst lawyer) to be on.
Have EJ serve as the resident go-to lawyer - he'll get clients off and find a way to get something out of it. I still have no idea of the logic behind having EJ turn against Xander for something that wasn't his fault. That's just horrid writing, but I suspect it's production-related and blocking certain actors together.
Nikolas is a spectacularly shitty father and always had been. Even when Spencer was an infant, he was unimportant to him (I remember Liz throwing that in his face during the “Who’s the Daddy” storyline with Aiden). Spencer is desperate for his father to choose HIM first and foremost and how sad that his runner up father figure is Sonny.
I agree with everyone that Liz should be part of this story. Cam would be going to her and talking about it. We get scenes of Joss with Carly and even Trina with Portia but zero Cam and Liz? Her firstborn son off to college and nada?
LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING Ruth ___ Washington 1971
DALLAS Unknown Role 1982
KNOTS LANDING Personnel Manager 1989
PICKET FENCES Mary Coburn 1993
SHARP OBJECTS Gayla 2018
Appeared in many series over the years including SANFORD AND SON as Alice Grismore in 1972.
MISS SUSAN Sam Martin 1951
FIRST LOVE Dave 1954 or 1955
Had the role of "Stepmother's Groom" in the 1965 Television version of CINDERELLA that starred Stuart Damon and Lesley Ann Warren.
LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING Stanley Chernak 1969-70
THE EDGE OF NIGHT Jock DeLucca 1980
POLICE ACADEMY FIVE: ASSIGNMENT MIAMI BEACH Mr. Dempsey 1988
Method Acting Coach for many successful actors.
I liked Spencer/Sonny's scenes today. Sonny did give Spencer tough love, but at least Spencer feels that Sonny does really love him. Nikolas on the hand, continues to act poorly as a father, that seems to have tunnel vision and only really seems to care about doing whatever pleases Ava. Even and especially at the expense of his only child. It's one thing to cut off Spencer's access to his/the Cassadine money, it's another to give Ava complete control over it. This will not help heal Spencer's/Nikolas's relationship. All he is showing is that he will continue to obsess over Ava/put all of her needs above Spencer all of the time.
His behavior is ridiculous and he should have visited Spencer in prison, regardless of whether he supported Ava's decision or not. Nikolas/Ava seem to think the main problem is that Spencer was spoiled as a child, but the problem is Nikolas is a bad and negligent father who continues to ignores his son's plea for his love and attention. And Ava brought up Laura, saying that Nikolas wanted to give Spencer the love she didn't give him as a child. If that was completely true, he wouldn't have played dead for as long as he did, and constantly make his son seem like an afterthought. Nik/Ava are not likeable or root worthy in this story for me.
I think that Spencer may end up taking some sort of plea deal, and possibly avoid jail time that way. If he does that and can still manage to not be under Ava's control, that might actually end up working out for him. I would support a story where he cuts more ties from Nik and tries to become more independent. That and/ or him finding out about Hayden or working with Victor and using that to his advantage, lol.
I also liked the scenes with Phyllis and Nina and hope they are foreshadowing that Nina will stay around. I think that Sonny may offer to buy Charlie's for her. And I also liked the scenes with Austin/Monica and then his scenes with Q's where he signed the papers dropping the lawsuit. But then turning around and telling Brook Lynn things weren't over. And I agree that Olivia is overreacting with this situation with Leo.