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Happy Mother’s Day to our Favorite TV Mom’s!

Happy Mother’s Day!

We here at RPW hope that all the Mom’s in the world had a very special Mother’s Day. We decided we don’t want it to end. We want to celebrate the Day After Mother’s Day by highlighting our favorite TV Mom’s. Since we all love a good list, here’s our top three favorites. 

1. Daenerys Targaryen, Mother of Dragons

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So Daenerys Targaryen isn’t your typical mom. Her, uhh, children aren’t what you would expect. In Season 1 of Game of Thrones, Dany was given three ancient petrified dragon eggs, each of which was supposed to worth a small fortune. Dany grew connected to her eggs and quickly developed an attachment. After the tragic loss of her husband and son, Khal Drogo and Rhaego, Dany realized there was more to the eggs than meets the eye. So, she lit a pyre to burn alive the woman who killed her family. She placed the eggs on top of the pyre and after it was ablaze, she walked into the flames. The next day, with nothing but ash and embers left smoldering around her, Dany arose wearing nothing but three baby dragons.

Boy, the Mother of Dragons is one hot mama.

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2. Claire Dunphy, Mother of Haley, Alex, and Luke Dunphy

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What’s not to love about Claire Dunphy? Okay, so she may be a little overbearing, obsessive compulsive, and whacky, but hey, she’s not our mom right?! But seriously, Claire is hilarious on ABC’s Modern Family and she serves as the rock and foundation of the Dunphy family. Plus, she’s definitely not as perfect or wholesome as she tries to make her kids think. Claire has issues with her family, and hasn’t held a steady job in over a decade. But, she has plenty of her own accomplishments. She gave the world Alex, Luke and Haley, she can flip a mean house, and she always knows exactly what to get from the men around her. She could definitely teach me a thing or two 😉

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3. Angela Martin, Mother of Philip Schrute

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Angela is the proud mom of Philip Schrute, which we found out in last week’s episode of The Office. We had been led to believe that Philip was fathered by the Senator, aka Angela’s closet-gay State Senator husband. But, it turns out that Philip was the result of an affair between Angela and Dwight. Angela has been through the ringer with Philip so far as she has been kicked out of her home and her apartment and has since relocated to Oscar’s apartment. But now Angela and Philip are headed to the altar and then Schrute Farms.

The other reason Angela made this list is because she is a dedicated mother to four-legged animals, specifically cats. Angela has had cats in her house, and her desk drawers, for nine seasons. And she has proven time and time again that she will do whatever it takes to take care of her “babies.”

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Grey’s Anatomy Breakdown: Stormy Waters Ahead

There’s a storm three days away from hitting Seattle, Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital is trying to prepare for a beat down. Speaking of beat downs, Alex was out to open a can of whoop ass on Chest Peckwell. You may remember that last week’s episode ended with Jo showing up at Alex’s in need of a place to stay because Chest Peckwell (Jason) had hit her. The next thing we know, Jason is in the hospital with a severe brain bleed and Meredith, Christina, and Alex are in full crisis mode. The plan? Keep Alex from going to jail, but Alex didn’t do this–Jo did. Alex, trying to protect Jo the best way he knows how, is preparing to take the fall. Matthew, using a flash-mob, proposes to Kepner while Avery wistfully looks on. Owen decides he’s going to adopt Ethan, just as Christina wakes his father up from his 8 week long coma. Dr. Bailey, emerges from the lab to do paperwork until Webber forces her and Ross into the OR. Meredith gets kicked out of the OR because she’s pregnant and it could explode. Because of the storm, a construction worker flew off a building and into a few poles. In order to remove the poles, they need to use a 4.5-inch angle grinder with a cut-off wheel. The problem? Those have sparks, which doesn’t mix well with oxygen tanks. Since Meredith is pregnant, they all wanted her out of the OR. Meredith falls down the stairs and has a pretty intense pregnancy scare (she’s fine, for now). Avery, Arizona, and Dr. Boswell (Peyton from OTH) team up for a surgery. Dr. Boswell and Arizona flirt the entire time and joke about being control freaks. Later, they hook up in the on-call room while Callie wonders out loud where Arizona could be? The episode ends with Meredith’s water breaking and the storm arriving.

Top Moments from Grey’s Anatomy “Readiness is All”

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The Flash Mob, of course! Something tells me this proposal isn’t going to last, but Grey’s can be a dark show and it was nice to have a special, happy moment. I also loved the way Grey’s used the slowed down version at the end of the episode, nice touch.

So Many Season 2 Shout Outs!

There were a ton of season two shout outs last night! I’m not sure what it all means but here they are:

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The original “interns” know something and they’re not telling. This time it’s Jo’s responsibility for Peckwell’s injury, not Izzie cutting the LVAD wire. It was also very sweet how Karev and Christina rallied around Meredith after her fall. This baby is as much McDreamy’s as it is their’s.

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Exploding OR’s. This time Meredith doesn’t willingly stay, she’s thrown out. And she’s pissed about it. She hasn’t really changed at all, has she?

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People with poles through them. At least this one wasn’t caused by a train.

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Babies, someone page Addison Shephard. Meredith is in labor.

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An affair! It’s been so long since Grey’s had a good old fashion affair. Season 2 was full of them. While I hate that it’s Arizona and Callie, bravo to Shonda Rhimes for going there.

Trees Ruin Everything

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Finally, we thought Alex was going to make his move on Jo. But no, a tree had to fly through the window and ruin the whole damn thing. Alright Alex, next week make this happen.



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“Never settle for anything less than the unexpected adventure” – Nick Garrett

I’ve been binge watching October Road today (instead of conquering my to-do list) on Hulu.  The show follows Nick Garrett, a writer who returns to his hometown after a ten-year absence. The town and his upbringing provided the plot for his best-selling novel, in which he makes fun of and puts down his closest friends.  Naturally, they’re not too excited he’s back.  Things get even more interesting when he meets Sam, the ten-year-old son of his ex-girlfriend, coincidence?


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“You’re not their father anymore. And you’re not Fitz anymore. You know who you are? You know who you’ve become? You’re Big Jerry. You’re your father. Everybody in this White House, Cyrus and me included, tiptoe around trying to figure out how to get on your good side. But you don’t have a good side. You’ve turned into your father. So, you should understand how your children feel considering how much you hated your dad. They didn’t want to come and so I told them they didn’t have to. Deal with it. Put another glass of scotch on top of it and just deal with it.” -Mellie Grant


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Happy 50th Birthday, GH!

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On April 1, 1963, Dr. Steve Hardy and his team of nurses introduced us to General Hospital. Fifty years later, the ABC soap opera celebrated it’s Golden Anniversary. General Hospital is kicking off the 2013 Nurses Ball this week in honor of #GH50. For anyone who has watched the show in the past thirty years, it is a great time to tune in. Fan favorites from the ’80s, ’90s, and early 2000s are all over the screen. So if you want to tune in this week, and actually understand what the heck is going on, here is a little update on all your favorites!

1. Luke, Laura, and the Spencer Clan

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– For anyone who missed this recent news, Laura is back on GH. She returned after living in Paris for six years. We know that she is engaged to Scotty Baldwin (also on the show right now!), and has been living with Nikolas and her mother for the past few years.
– This week on GH, Lulu has been kidnapped after receiving a weird delivery in the mail. Shortly after she went missing, Nikolas returned to town with a warning about who took her but…he was shot before he could get it out. His heart stopped twice but he’s in the hospital with promise of recovery. In fact, he actually woke up on today’s episode! But of course, no one was around to see him.
– Meanwhile, Luke, Laura, and Lulu’s husband, Dante, are on the Haunted Star, “floating on international waters”, with Helena and her henchmen. They believe Lulu is being held underneath the ship. I’d bet my life’s savings that when Luke and Laura open the door tomorrow, they don’t find her! That would be too simple.
– Lucky Spencer hasn’t been on General Hospital in a couple of years. They say he’s held up in Ireland, but I swore I saw him in Nashville a few days ago. He’s in one of those places. His name has been mentioned A LOT in the past few episodes though and we all know what that means. My guess – we have a Lucky Spencer spotting at some point this week!
– Bobbie Spencer checked back into Port Charles last week. She came into town to support Luke and Laura, and visit with Carly. Carly is always up to trouble so a visit from her mother is always appreciated!

2. Sonny and Brenda

– Today, in a perfectly orchestrated scene where Sonny is waiting for Kate/Connie [the woman he currently loves who has DID aka Split Personality Disorder] to arrive home, someone knocks at the door. Sonny opens it, expecting the woman he loves, only to find Brenda! Brenda was last on the show about two years ago. Her and Sonny finally got married, despite all the odds against them. The wedding was beautiful and everything fans could hope for. But then, for personal reasons, the actress had to leave the show. She was written out by declaring that Sonny was suddenly to dangerous for her son and she randomly left with Jax. This departure was a true failure considering the history between Sonny and Brenda. Let’s hope the writers do a better job this time around!

3. The Quartermaine’s

– Everyone’s favorite whacky family in Port Charles is still wreaking havoc on our favorite fictional city! We currently have Monica, Tracy, AJ, and Michael Quartermaine to keep track of, and perhaps a sighting from Alan?! Currently, AJ and Tracy are at each other’s throats for control of ELQ, and somehow, the key to ELQ’s success is in a jar of Pickle-Lila Relish. Basically, they’re a whole lot of fun to watch. But the nod to Lila is appreciated for any Quartermaine fan.
– On a sad note, John Ingle passed away at the age of 94 last year. GH aired a special tribute to Edward Quartermaine this past Thanksgiving. Enjoy the video below:

4. Lucy Coe and the Nurses Ball

– Our favorite whacky entertainer is back and currently planning the Nurses Ball. Lucy has been a riot to watch and I’m so glad they brought her back. She has wiggled her way into living with Monica and Tracy, become Co-CEO at ELQ, suffered temporary insanity, and helped to kill a vampire/serial killer all while planning the Nurses Ball! She scored guest choreographers, Richard Simmons and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and I have a feeling we are in for even more surprises this week as the Ball unfolds!
– Lucy is also currently courting/be courted by Dr. Kevin Collins and assisting her BFF Scotty in marrying Laura post-haste. She’s quite busy in Port Charles, and I hope she stays that way for a long time to come!

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5. Super Couples – Anna/Duke, Felicia/Frisco

– Anna Devane and Duke Lavery are on screen together. So are Felicia and Frisco. Any GH fan of either super couple should be extremely excited!! Duke is trying to win Anna back, but he’s having trouble because Faison hijacked his face for a few months and tricked our beloved police commissioner. That’s right people – hijacked Duke’s face. But now he’s back and we know Anna loves him. It’s only a matter of time until he waltz’ her right off her feet!
– Felicia is currently in love with Mac and Frisco. She can’t decide between the two of them. It doesn’t help that her and Frisco have all this fantastic chemistry and history, which GH uses to its full advantage. But we all know Felicia should choose Mac. Her is her rock and he has been there through everything. He’s raised Maxie [alive & pregnant] and Georgie [deceased, few years back] and he’s proven to be more of a father than Frisco ever was. Only time will tell!

6. The Hospital Staff – Liz, Robin, Patrick, Epiphany, and the New Crew

– The trusty hospital staff is as dramatic and entertaining as ever. Robin is “dead” but really being held by Jerry Jax and Dr. Britch’s mom, evil Dr. Obrecht. Patrick is on the brink of being in love with Sabrina, who is on the brink of an Ugly Betty-esque make-over. Liz is dating AJ (WHICH IS SHOCKINGLY GREAT) though she’s currently pining over Nikolas’ bedside. That just stirs up old love of the Four Musketeers [you’re welcome for that reminder!] and thankfully, the writers gave a nod to both Lucky and Emily today. Epiphany is loving the Nurses Ball and I’m pretty sure she’s in love with Maks from Dancing with the Stars. The new nurses, Nurse Sabrina and Nurse Felix, are wonderful additions to GH and I’m glad they are here to celebrate the Golden Anniversary.

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Best Quotes of Today’s Episode:
“If she’s alive you live, and if she’s not you die.” Dante to Helena

“What you’re tasting is the sweetness of my victory & the bitterness of AJ’s loss.” – Tracy

Happy Birthday, General Hospital, from a loving fan of 16 years! I started out watching with my mom, and I hope to watch with my own daughter one day. Thanks for years of laughter, tears, fun, and endless drama!

Oh, and here’s one last treat.

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