Post by Ubiquitous
What did you watch?
Even though this is my "short" workday of the week, I didn't get
through as much because of a Zoom meeting and a nap...:
The Next Step (Prime) - Ep's #3.19-3.22.
At least these episodes were better than the 4 episodes preceeding
them. For example, at least ep's #3.19-3.20 focused on Michelle.
In ep. #3.19, Michelle is late to a rehersal for 5-member group
dance, which includes Stephanie, so they have to perform for Kate with
only 4. They do OK, but they only have 4. Michelle finally arrives, but
without her dance clothes, and later her father brings by *his* gym bag
and not hers by mistake, so Michelle still can't perform. Kate ends up
going with another dance group, which infuriates Stephanie, as now
she's not a featured dancer. In the end, Kate kicks Michelle down to
alternate, which is ridiculous, as both of the TNS's best dancers,
Michelle and Amanda, are now alterantes. Riley and James walk in each
others' shoes in the comedy bit.
Ep. #3.20, was weird - it almost felt like an episode that was
originally written for Emily, but was randombly switched to Michelle.
Michelle is in one dance, but all she does is sit on a throne, while
Stephanie and the other girls get to dance around her. Michelle bursts
into tears, but tries to hide it from the others. Stephanie(!) decides
to comfort Michelle and get her out of her funk. (The thing is,
Stephanie *hates* Michelle, and has since the beginning, and nothing
that has happened since season #1 has really ever changed that!)
Stephanie is ultimately successful. Meanwhile Noah challenges Eldon to
a dance battle - this was actually fun. And Ella engages James, West
and Max in a series of challenges and beats them cold!
Ep. #3.21 saw duets between A- and B-Troupe, and Stephanie gets
stuck with crazy, sexy Beth, who does nothing but distract Stephanie
from the task at hand. Stephanie needs captain Giselle's help. Richelle
gets over her "crush" of Noah. This episode was interesting, as it was
clearly starting to set up season #4, with life beyond the "original"
Next Step dance crew...
Ep. #3.22 sees Amanda return from the exchange, finally!! They all
throw Amanda a surprise party which she greatly appreciates, as it
shows they really do care about Amanda. This episode was otherwise
mostly about various romantic couplings - e.g. Noah finally dances with
and kisses adorable Abi. But, in the end, Amanda and Michelle
commiserate about being simply alternates for internationals, and
Amanda warns Michelle that The Next Step has *no* chance against Sweden
in internationals. And Ella, the British exchange dancer, returns home.
Next episodes: They get to Miami to perform in internationals!!
soaps: DOOL - Mon's ep. The Devil makes Marlena convince Ben Weston to
have a baby with Ciara - the Devil has big plans for Ben's baby!!
Johnny tries to convince Allie to play their mom Sami in his movie
about Marlena's earlier possession. RedAbby and Chad "run lines" as
Marlena and John (complete with 90s flashback!), respectively, and it
felt like RedAbby was being drawn to Chad.
GH - Tues' ep. Kind of a stale ep. Ava advises Nikolas about
Spencer, and then admits she had Spencer arrested. Shawn, assuming
Victor is still dead, tells Alexis that he think Nikolas tried to kill
Hayden. Brando's annoying mother keeps trying to push him back into the
mob, but he tells her to shove it! Jason tries to talk Carly out of
revenge against Nina. Sonny talks to Jax, who tells Sonny his part in
Sonny getting his life back, but keeps Nina's details out of it. Nina
talks to Phyllis, and in the end Sonny walks in.
Recorded for later: Stargirl, and La Brea (which I may be dropping
soon, as I'm starting to build some DVR backlogs, and I still need to
finish out "Lucifer"...).
"Who would ever do this to him!?" - HottCiara on DOOL (04-27-2020), asking
who would stab Victor Kirakis... How about ANYONE WHO'S EVER MET HIM??!!