Jessica is wearing tighter clothes than usual?
Manuel Lopez and Patty Gilbert have..gasp! actual recurring roles as best friends?
Elizabeth is kinda a biotch?
What has the world come to?
Only SVH - the t.v edition that doesnt pay attention to the books..plot..or really characters at all?!
So the book is divided into four parts, the first four t.v episodes that aired on T.V. and this entry is the first <lj-cut text="On with the show!">
not what you think! Rather than Elizabeth crashing in a motocycle accident, which is in the next edition (Coma), this has a little bit of the man we all love, Scott Daniels.. and Elizabeth goes out with him first? What an explosive first episode! heh
Book opens with Jess and Liz getting out the car at school, with both of them being nominated as Homecoming Queen, and Jessica is overconfident that she will win. She goes to meet her BEST friends, Lila Fowler and Patty Gilbert..wait WTF? isn't she that girl Jade Wu's friend or something, cause they're dancers and have a dancing club like the Unicorns only not as cool? or maybe not.. anyway, as this "new best friend" enters the picture, nerds are coming up to Jess and telling her, "We voted for you, Elizabeth." Jess fumes but is all smiles again as a cute boy tells her he voted for her, Jessica, three times in a row. Well, thats great. Way to go, scriptwriter (it is a ghostwriter but not really? maybe a scrostwriter? but that sounds like scrotum) teach the young children morals who read these books is to tell them the only way to win is a lot of votes from a few friends!
Liz is by the punch bowl, watching Todd Wilkins. But unlike the books, the series already puts them together, then breaks them up in the beginning! apparantely, she's furious that he had the nerve to enter her in the homecoming pageant, something she considers "outdated and feminist". theres our liz! well at least here is the first sign of normalcy in the series. Enid comes over, and is a character who says dreamy stuff such as, "I wouldn't mind being smothered by a guy like Todd". Well, don't worry Enid, you'll get your chance, just wait until SVU, theres nothing more romantic than being passed out with licquor on your breath and sobbing to each other about Elizabeth, then making horny love together..but anyway..
Jessica sees a hunky guy, and being Jessica, wants to know EXACTLY who he is, and its Scott Daniels! As she's checking out his finee college body, Bruce Patman announces the winner for Homecoming King and Queen, and to Jessica's shock, its Elizabeth and Winston! (I almost think this is mimicking when jess wins and has to dance with winston when she was wildly in love with bruce) Winston has an awesome moment when he makes a speech, and declares that as king, all the labratory rats will be set free, and then looks at Bruce and says, "Bruce, you're free to go", while he turns all kinds of purple.
Cue to Todd being jealous of Elizabeth and Winston dancing as King and Queen.
Not your Todd Punch! He's your friend! Oh wait, Todd in these books decides to be EMO and watch Liz out of the corner of his eye. He eventually asks her to dance, thinking they can make up, but Elizabeth says HE DOESNT GET IT, he has been making decisions for her for weeks, and who cares if she won when he nominated her! scrostwriter is telling all young girls here that Todd is a bad boyfriend! Then she goes off to dance with Scott Daniels! (I personally think hes kinda lame..going to a high school dance! dancing with a junior whos eternally 16! in New jersey its statutory rape people, but he eventually lives up to his name)
Later, Liz is sitting in her room writing for the Oracle (yawn) when Jessica jumps in and tells her she saw an ad for the new WonderBra, which can give just ANYONE cleavage! WTF is the scrostwriter insinuating that Jess does not have a perfect size six body? She does not have perfect breasts? I must admit I was saddened that in this book that there is no mention of size six bodies..without that backstory, I dont know how to go on..
Scott calls for Liz, and Jess is jealous, seeing as she thinks Liz took the crown AND the perfect guy , won't your eyes be opened Jess! Liz accepts his date, seeing as she broke up with Todd, because between the two, Scott in her eyes is the better choice, HE NEVER NOMINATED HER FOR HOMECOMING QUEEN!
Enid and Liz are talking about the Eyes and Ears column, which no one knows yet that Liz writes. Enid has a moment of desperation that she would place a personal ad, in which she would date anyone! (watch out Enid, John Pheifer reads that paper, dont do it!!!)
Todd comes over and tries to make up with Liz, but says the wrong things, because he doesnt understand the complex mind of Liz. She tells him shes busy Friday with a date with Scott. The EMO Todd walks away defeated.(but does he punch a locker? no!)
Jess calls Scott at the house,telling him shes Elizabeth and she'll meet him at the frat party at his school. Apparently, she knows where this is, because this Jessica is a frat kind of girl.
Liz gets ready for her date, while Jess snarks at her clothes(way to rub it in Jess!) Liz waits in vain for Scott while Jess grabs a taxi and pulls up to the frat house. Liz goes out for fresh air, which is what all stood up girls do.. thats what I would do, instead of collapse on my bed and hide in my room..not.
At the party, Scott tries to loosen Jess up, but shes not having any alchohol, and only wants diet soda. (i guess thats one point for the scrostwriter, one moral lesson?) side note: everything that is described on Jess for clothes is "tight". Is she getting fat? Is that why there is no mention of size six figues? Oh Noes!
Liz is at a "small lake, one of her favorite spots in Sweet Valley". Could that possibly be Secca Lake? No mention? hmm
Todd is already there, and she admits that Scott stood her up. They actually "talk", and then she admits shes glad because now Todd understands her "feelings". Well of course he does, hes emo. Elizabeths eyes well up with tears as she looks into Todd's face, and they share a "passionate kiss". well it wouldnt be sweet valley without "passionate kisses".
They go the Moon Beach Cafe, which I know is mentioned in other books, but in the tv eppies, this is the hangout, not the Dairi Burger, actually. Their "friends" are already there, Patty, Lila Winston and Enid. They are gossiping about how Lila found out that Liz is the writer of Eyes and Ears! Can you see where this is going? Anyway, a college buys mistakes Liz for Jess and asks how she liked the frat party. In a flash, Todd and Liz see how she was stood up!
Scott back at the party talks to "Elizabeth", while Jess dances with him, telling him that he would like Jess much better. He takes her to his room, and starts playing with the straps of her shirt. Hes kind of creepy here, with his "suggestive grins" and "leering". She throws her drink at him, walks out and shouts dramatically, "And by the way, I'm not Elizabeth, I'm Jessica!" But after her truimphphant walk out, she doesnt have a ride home.
Elizabeth and Todd save the day by pulling up and giving Jess a ride him. Elizabeth is rather sarcastic in this scene, although Jess is in tears, asking why she's "leaving so soon". Bitchy, bitchy Lizzy!
When they come home, Liz wont talk to her, with her saying shiznit like, "Why should I listen to you?"
Jess tells her that she went on the date to help Liz with Todd. yeah right! But Liz goes back to normal and softens, realizing that without Jess, she wouldnt have gotten together back with emo Todd. But in Liz's mind, she is planning revenge? Cant u guess?
The next day at school, Liz "accidently "spills grape juice on Jess's shirt and gives her own pink sweater for her to change into. After this, Todd says loudly to Jess, "See you later, LIZ!" out of nowhere, the group of "friends" come out and lift Jessica to go into the SVH pool to be dunked. (because this really shows high school life. It doesnt matter if there is a class in there, the writer of the Eyes and Ears column has to be dunked in the pool, and THOSE are the rules!) Jess sees how she was set up with Liz's fugly pink fuzzy sweater, while Elizabeth thinks evilly of how great it is for Jess to suffer the consequences of Liz's actions!
and that is the ending!
hope you guys like the first post, I didnt want to omit anything! when I get a chance, I'll post the next one