A Sad Day in Llanview
Well, the honeymoon's over. The Boston marriage, the sisterhood, the love story of One Life to Live Spring 2010... it is no more. Say good bye to Blea or Tair or Blatea or however you were combining their names in your hearts, because that little sismance is over. Blair spilled the beans, eyes full of tears. Todd now knows that OMG Tea is dying! Let the torture begin.
Now, I'm on record as being a huge fan of Blair and a huge fan of both Blair's and Tea's portrayers (de Paiva guest-hosted The View this morning! Lozano's new play is being produced in the fall!), and I think they've always been dynamite in scenes together. And as utterly unrealistic as their recent friendship has been, I've loved every second of their cuddling and kindness. I knew it was too good to last. The feud will be back on, of course, because Blair "betrayed" Tea's confidence by telling Todd about Tea's tumor, and because (I am assuming, since I'm not new) this story will now become all about Todd and how wonderful and supportive and shockingly kind he will be for the Great Love of His Life, Tea, and how his long-lost daughter Dani will finally see that he's not truly the douche-y narcissistic criminal he behaves as every single day, and that creaking sound you hear is, you guessed it, the beginning of Todd Manning Redemption Arc #44623.
I cannot freaking wait.
And to add insult to injury, Blair got to be Saint Blair and show nothing but sympathy and empathy and provide nothing but comfort to Todd, a man she should only ever look at or speak to because they share offspring. Because Blair knows that Todd just loves Tea sooooo much and this will just crush him (not as much as if something bad happened to, you know, Todd, but it's still kinda sad for him, right?). I don't mind Blair consciously choosing to be the bigger person -- she usually is in the long run after she's learned her usual "lesson" -- but to see her weeping for Todd and literally kneeling at his feet was simply more than I could take.
Just kill me now.
So now we will be re-introduced to Todd and Tea, the Greatest Love to Ever Love, the Love That Transcends Sociopathy, with Blair back to a supporting player in this story, cheering them on from the sidelines.
That's all I got. Destiny is so out!