Ain't No Smackdown Like an Adam Smackdown
Until today's episode of AMC where I saw Stuart hugging Adam, I had been convinced that I missed the episode where Adam left Pine Valley for good and asked Stuart to take his place at Chandler Enterprises and stay married to Krystal. It seemed like the only plausible explanation for the way Adam scurried around town avoiding confrontation while wearing Cosby sweaters.
The way he reclaimed his evil (is it really "evil" to be angry that your wife is carrying another man's child? I wouldn't assume so, but I think we're supposed to think that it is) (I also need to confess that I started fantasizing about a musical number where the cast started singing "Love Child" because I was bored) was a high point of AMC thus far this year. David Canary does rage and coldness like nobody else. And truly, it could not have come at a better time. I was afraid that, if I kept watching, I would suffocate under the tremendous amount of awful that this show had become.
PASS THE BUCK
How many different people did Krystal and Babe blame for the fact that Krystal cheated on her husband, got pregnant, and lied about it?
1. The rest of the world, for spinning it out of control
Oh -- one night. One night of trying to comfort my friend and my whole world has spun out of control.
What ever happened to a sympathy card, or making a casserole to comfort a friend?
When Dixie finally got the confirmation from me, Tad, she didn't go to you with the truth...
The woman was killed by pancakes. Can't you just let her rest in (presumably peanut butter free) peace before dragging her into your sordid reindeer games?
But I knew that you didn't create this child out of love and commitment -- you don't want that with me
You got your wish -- the big secret's out. You happy now?
Yeah, Babe, I'm sure Colby is just over the moon with glee that she got to see, up close and personal, her father's heart get stamped into a billion pieces. It's like she thought "Hmmm, people are onto the fact that we're skanks. How do I distract them? Ah, yes, attack an insecure teenager. Good times".
Zoe: Oh, oh, oh! My best girlfriend! Can we -- can we talk to her?
Bianca: I -- I don't know if we can. I don't know anything --
Zoe: Cool -- I need to tell Amanda!
ALL PRAISE BABE
Oh. Babe is a -- is a miracle. Maybe we can hope for another one. Upon seeing Babe) Did the whole world just get a lot brighter? You survived against all odds, Babe. Do you know what an inspiration you are to me?
Bianca: But at the hospital, everybody kept saying that you were a survivor. And all I could think about was the heart infection that you got after Little A was born [right around the time you stole my child, remember? --ed.]. What if your heart [do you actually have one?] wasn't strong enough to handle the v-tach? What if it was all just too much, and I -- I wanted to save you, like you had saved me that night [before kidnapping my baby], but I couldn't. And then, when they said that -- that you didn't make it -- I realized something. At your funeral, I actually said it to you, and -- um -- I hoped that you would hear me. Obviously, you didn't. Um -- but I am very happy to have another opportunity to tell you. I forgive you for everything. I forgive you.
Babe: Bianca, I -- thank you [!!!111!@#@$! --ed.].
Bianca: I want another chance. I want to be friends again.
Babe: Absolutely, and I never stopped loving you.
DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN
- Promising Ingénue